Wednesday, November 26, 2014

A White Thanksgiving, and a Black Friday: Wowza Wednesday #14

This card makes me feel cozy, wintery, blustery (winnie the pooh reference), happy, and frosty.  Yes a card can give me all those feelings.  The White Christmas stamp set is one of my favorite stamp sets in the 2014 Stampin' UP! Holiday Catalog hands down.  

First of all, it has all the elements of winer I love, snowmen, polar bear and these frigid bare trees.  Secondly it's on the inexpensive side, which let's face it, is never a bad thing.  Last, it reminds me of what a real winter would be like.  Not a California winter.  Well at least not where I live.  They get snow further north but not here.
white christmas stampin up

Tips & Tricks for this card:
  • Tape your watercolor paper down using painters tape.  Otherwise your paper will roll up on you and be a big mess.
  • To layer color make sure you dry your card with a heat tool.   Then you can add more layers of color without causing your paper to bead up on you.  I hate that fuzzy stuff you get all over the place when you start rubbing with too much water.
  • Be fearless.  TRY all kinds of color.  Don't worry about messing it up.  No two cards will turn out the same when you use this technique.  SO have fun.

white christmas stamp set from stampin up

Alright if you are wanting to know what the Black Friday scoop is.  You can find out by clicking here to get my FREE TUTORIALS.  Everyone that is on my list to receive my FREE TUTORIALS will receive top secret info about Black Friday later today!

Here is a recipe for my card.  You can purchase any of these items in my online store by clicking on the image below.

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Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Blast from the Past Christmas Tree

This was one of my all time favorite projects and I think it's one for the books.  So it deserves to be shown AGAIN!
christmas tree decorations stampin up

It was so easy to make and so much fun.  You will have to try it out using some of the newer Designer Series Christmas Papers.  You can see those below.  Here is the video on how to make it.  I have not watched this video since I made it.  Truthfully I hate hearing myself.  Do you have that issue?  It's like listening to your own messages or something, I don't know it weirds me out.

If there is some sort of offer or fantastic deal I talk about in this video please remember it's AGES old and no offers in the video are still valid :)  Thanks

Here are our current designer series papers.  If you need any of these you can find them in my online store by clicking on the image below.  Thanks everyone.

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Sunday, November 23, 2014


DANGER WILL ROBINSON!!!  There's an ONLINE EXTRAVAGANZA AHEAD! *see bottom of post for details*

THE UGLY SANTA STAMP SET :)  I know I've told you before this stamp set is a love hate relationship.  I love it.  I know a lot of people that don't. LOL.  It totally reminds me of that cartoon King of the Hill.  I love King of the Hill.  I thought Stampin' UP! hit it out of the park with this set.  As you know it's MONDAY, which means this is my Creative Challenge Card.  I hope you play along with us.

Here is a video for you.

Available TODAY ONLY Nov 24th


Don't forget about Purchasing the Starter Kit TODAY thru Dec 2nd.  GET A GREAT DEAL on the Starter Kit.  Pay only $74.25 for $125 in product and get free shipping.  PLUS ALL OF THE ONLINE EXTRAVAGANZA STUFF IS AVAILABLE TO ADD TO YOUR STARTER KIT!

There are todays sale items!  TODAY ONLY!

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New Stuff for YOU

Hi there,
I know I don't usually post on Saturdays.  But today I really wanted to share with you some new stuff that is on my blog FOR YOU.

1)  Free Printable Tutorials.  You can click HERE to go see the page with FREE printable tutorials.  Feel free to download and print and use :)  I am so excited about this new page and I will be updating this on a regular basis.  So keep checking back.

2)  51 Quick Craft Tips.  This is also a new page on my blog.  You can find it in the same area as the FREE printable tutorials.  Click HERE if you want to see my quick craft tips.  This too is being added to on a regular basis - I have 30 tips to go.  But I wanted you to have access to what I already have.

Hope you enjoy the changes that are coming to my blog.  My goal is to provide YOU with more content than I ever have.

Don't forget you can get my FREE EXCLUSIVE TUTORIALS by click here and signing up for them.  You will get one a week for 5 weeks.  Enjoy!

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Saturday, November 22, 2014

Online Extravaganza from Stampin' UP!

Here is the scoop for the entire week of Nov 24th thru Dec 2nd

One of the door buster deals for Monday is the Gift Box Punch Board from Stampin' UP!  SO I thought I would show you a cool trick I came up with last week with one of my customers.  She was looking for a way to make cute quick boxes for cupcakes.  So here's what I came up with for her.  Watch the video to see how I made it.

Here are all the deals coming up on Monday.  There are door buster deals on Monday and again on Dec 1st.  All the other discounts are good for the entire time Nov 24 - Dec 2.

Get the Gift Box Punch Board for just $13.96, on Monday only.

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Friday, November 21, 2014

What YOU didn't know about a Nutcracker: Freebie Friday #42

FYI before we begin this post --- ONLINE EXTRAVAGANZA from Stampin' UP! starts Monday Nov 24th.  Check back tomorrow on my blog for all the details!

I got really excited about the Santa Stache stamp set from Stampin' UP! when I first saw it.  Did you know that nutcrackers originated from Germany?  Yeah me either.  I looked it up on Wikipedia.   Nutcrackers have a guardian like appearance and almost remind me of a soldier.  I think they are so fun and such a great symbol of Christmas tradition.  The santa is cute too, but I really loved the nutcracker and have to admit that's why I got the stamp set.  I used our alcohol based blendabilites markers to give this nutcracker some vibrant color.  

Have you ever been to see The Nutcracker performance?  I have, once when I was a kid.  I would love to go again.  Maybe I will take my little one some day.    Here's another fun fact for you.  There is a Nutcracker Museum in the Bavarian Village in Leavenworth Washington.  And guess what?  I've been there, to Leavenworth that is.  Not to the museum.

Here is my video for this card:

Five names were randomly drawn from my mailing list to receive a FREEBIE from me in November.  Here are the five people that can expect to get a goodie from me: Peg K. , Judy S. , Ruth C. , Stephanie P. , Evelyn L.   They've all been mailed.  Don't forget if you want to get chosen you have to go over and get my Free Tutorials :)  Click the button on my side bar.
Here is the recipe for my card.  You can purchase any of these items in my online store.

Check my blog tomorrow for all the details.  Next week is going to be EPIC!
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Thursday, November 20, 2014

Is there ever enough time in the day? week? month?

It's been a crazy week.  It started last weekend with my hubby cutting his hand open.  It was so gross. I thought I would share the grossness with you!  By the way the trip to the ER about sent me over the edge.  I had to go outside towards the end of the visit because I started having some sort of attack.  I got hot and sweaty and felt like I was going to EXPLODE and then loose my lunch. SO here you have it.  I will spare you the close up of his hand. 
Sunday was church.  We always go to my in laws after church on Sundays, well most Sundays.  We had family visiting from out of town so we stayed extra late, I think we got home about 8:30pm.  Here is Macie hanging out with a friend at church.  So cute.
Monday was full of school stuff.  We had Spanish class and science class at our friends house and that's a long day.  Lot's going on and lots of running around.  We won't talk about what happened to that gold fish :(

I spend my time during class keeping you all up to date :) Writing blog posts and returning emails, etc.  I am not a cat fan, but our friends have this guy and he hangs out with me from time to time.  He actually kinda makes me want a cat.

Tuesday I had stamp club.  I love stamp club day.  All the ladies that are local come by and pick up their orders and do their make and takes.  I was excited to give them this months make and take.  I shipped out all my long distance make and takes last week.  If you are one of my stamp club members let me know if you didn't get your make and take kit.

Wednesday I had to run some errands in town.  Town for me is about 40 minutes away.  We don't have anything more than a Walmart and Kmart where we live.  So if I want to do some decent shopping I have to go further.  I met up with my friend Lori.  She's the one that helped me design the joy card.  Going out of town for a week is not going to help my situation with getting things done.  We went to the Cheesecake Factory for lunch and lots of other fun places.

Here we are at Thursday!  WHEW!  We are going to see Shannon in a week and so we are super busy planning and preparing for that.  I hate traveling.  I love the end result, of being where I am but I hate the ordeal.  The packing, the planning, the airports, the GERMS, the security.  The whole thing.  Yes I am a self proclaimed germaphobe.  I hate germs.  To be specific, people germs.  Dirt and animal germs don't bother me so much.  Ok so my dirty secret is out.  Anyone else have this issue?  Tell me I am not alone people.  Step one in preparing for our adventure is getting the suitcases out of storage.

And then there's this guy - What does he do all day?  He doesn't earn his keep at all.  BUT HE'S SO STINKING CUTE!  World, meet Buddy.  The best little dog ever.  He wakes me us every morning by climbing on my stomach and nearly causing me to pee the bed.

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