Sunday, October 28, 2007

Wishing You Cheer!

From now until November 3, Stampin' Up! is offering the "Wishing You Cheer" stamp set for 20% off!!! Your cost (before tax, shipping and handling) is $11.16!!!

Click here to see this set or look on page 33 of the current Fall/Winter Collection. Email me today to order!

Also, don't forget: I'm participating in the Fall Extravaganza this Thursday, Nov. 1 from 4 pm to 9 pm at the Northland Inn in Crookston. LOTS of retired sets for sale plus don't forget my ordering special! For every $50 you spend (before tax, shipping and handling), you may choose an additional $5 in free merchandise! I will honor the ordering special by email or phone as well!!!! Orders must be placed by Friday, November 2.

Also! Stampin' Up! is having a DSP special!!! From Nov. 1 to Nov. 30, buy any three Designer Series Paper packs and get a fourth FREE!!!! This is a spectacular deal!

Happy Sunday!


Saturday, October 27, 2007

Roses? For me?

Yes, this beautiful bunch of roses is from my dear, sweet husband! Our local rotary has a rose sale every year and this year, my dh bought some for me! Hope you enjoy them...probably not nearly as much as I do!

Friday, October 26, 2007

Blogger's Challenge #18 Designer Paper!

The challenge: Use Designer Paper!
Did you accept? I did!

I saw this idea floating around last year using plain orange cardstock and just did the same thing but with DSP! I used the small and large oval punches (from Stampin Up, of course!) to create the pumpkin. To make the stem of the pumpkin, I used the small 5 petal star from the Spring Bouquet punch. The DSP is Apple Cider available in the Holiday Mini catalog.

Thanks for looking! BTW...Do you love DSP? Then, contact me right away! The SU special for Nov. 1-30 is if you buy 3 DSP paper packs, you get a fourth FREE!!!!


Friday, October 19, 2007

Blogger's Challenge #17

Our challenge this week was to find an inspiration and use it to create. I had NO idea what to use and then just sat down at my stampin' station and there it was! My box of toothpicks! I used the toothpicks for last week's challenge to mix the crystal effects with the reinkers. This week, I'm using the box!

This box of toothpicks has been in my kitchen cupboard as long as I've been married. It's maybe even from Steve's single days before I entered the picture! There isn't any special technique here that's visible! I heavily relied on my Stamp-a-ma-jig to get the letters even close to being straight! I used the Short Order Alphabet, the ABC lower alphabet and the Three for You punch box for my stamping portion. I added brads and used the corner rounder on just one corner of each layer. Be sure to check out all of the challenge participants. Thanks for looking!


Friday, October 12, 2007


I'm too much of a perfectionist to let that ornament stay on the top. That blob is bothering me so I'm making it up to you by posting a scrapbook page I sent in recently to SU. This is our niece, Leah, aka the miracle child. She had heart surgery this summer. She was supposed to be in the hospital for a week or more to repair a hole in her heart...they opened her hole and she was home in a matter of days!
Be sure to check out the other blogger's cause their ornaments are SUPER!!!!

Blogger's Challenge #16: On Time!!!

Our challenge was to make an ornament. That was our only limit. I began by cleaning the glass with glass cleaner, and allowed it to dry. Then, I used the embossing buddy all over to avoid any extra stray emboss powder. I used Gold Detail Embossing powder to add little Frosty to the ornament. Now, it takes much more time to heat and melt embossing powder on glass.

I allowed it to cool and then it was coloring time. In my palette, I dumped sections of Crystal Effects. Then, added the appropriate dye inks. Mixed the colors up with a toothpick and I'm so fancy, I used the toothpick to "paint" the picture as well! When covering the larger area, I sprang for cutting one end off of a Q-tip and using that to paint!

Now the most important step: ALLOW TO DRY FOR A LONG TIME! Anyone who knows me, knows that patience is not something I was blessed with. So I will share with you my first attempt...see the smudge marks in the sky? Yep...ALLOW TO DRY! I also like the colors of Frosty better! But, being the perfectionist that I am, I'll share the mistake I made on Ol' Frosty: See his hat? Yep, I thought he was dry...put him Crystal Effects side down on top of a pack of SU cardstock (unopened...) That black blob is a part of the label. So, my apologies that it's there. It didn't bother me until I got ready to post and now I'm out of time (and out of ornaments) to do another.

Thanks for looking at mine and be sure to see what the other bloggers were up to this week!


Monday, October 08, 2007

Blogger's Challenge #15?

I think it's 15! I'm still recovering from WCMD and my open house! Thanks so much to those who were able to attend or to order! Congrats to Lori H. for winning the hostess set! She's checking out which one to get as I type and then I'll place the order after school

Anyway, back to the blogger's challenge. Our challenge was to use black and orange and boy, did I take the easy way out! I made a card from Basic Black cardstock and layered a piece of the (Halloween...I forgot the name) DSP. Then, added a strip of black onto which I stamped Congratulations from the Hugs & Wishes stamp set. Then, using the rectangle handheld punch, made holes to add some Pumpkin Pie Grosgrain ribbon. Thanks for your patience...I'll be on time this week, I promise!


Sunday, October 07, 2007

Weekend Wait

So, did you keep checking all weekend to see when I finally would post my blogger's challenge? Well, I finally finished it...but the cord for my camera is at my school! So I'll post it sometime tomorrow!

Thanks for your patience!


Wednesday, October 03, 2007

WCMD & Holiday Glitz Promo!

See you on Saturday, October 6!!!! World Card Making Day! While you're here, take advantage of this special:
October 1-while supplies last
Make your holiday cards glitzy this year with a little help from the Holiday Glitz card kit. With our precut card stock and Designer Series paper, festive zigzag ribbon, and Rhinestone brads, spreading handmade holiday cheer has never been this easy!
Each Holiday Glitz card kit makes 15 handmade cards and includes:
Precut card stock and Designer Series paper (15)
Whisper White Envelopes (15)
Rhinestone brads (15)
Real Red zigzag ribbon (15)
Full-color instruction sheet (1)
There are two ways to take advantage of this fantastic kit while supplies last:
Purchase one of holiday stamp sets (below) and get the Holiday Glitz card kit for the special price of $24.95, or
Purchase the Holiday Glitz card kit for $28.95 with no additional purchase required.
Qualifying stamp sets include:
Stamp Set
The Snowflake Spot
Big on Christmas
Love & Joy*
* Holiday Mini Collection 2007

Monday, October 01, 2007

Go Pink!

I'm keeping my post simple. October is Breast Cancer Awareness month and bloggers are being encouraged to go pink....I love pink so what a simple thing to do.

My Dr. wants me to get smooshed, too! I told her that I was going to wait until I was 40...she said, "no..." so I'll be getting my apointment and I challenge anyone reading this to get smooshed, too... (Okay, email me if you don't know what I mean about getting smooshed!)