Friday, November 30, 2012

So Much Cuteness!

Well happy friday!  are you looking easy ways to package up some goodies for the holidays?  It's your lucky day!  I have a few to share with you.  This weekend while shopping I came across these cute gift card holders at American Eagle that the cashier so graciously gave me a "few".  I knew right away that they were stamp worthy, so I brought them home and dressed them up with the new, No Peeking stamp set.  They hold  two of the Ghirardelli Peppermint squares,  and a gift card.   

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Products Used:  
Stamp Set- No Peeking - Wood mounted - 126290 -$24.95 or Clear Mounted # 126292 -$ 17.95
Be of Good Cheer Designer Paper - #126896 - $10.95
BrightsGlimmer Brads - #121006 - $4.95
Decorative Label Punch- #120907 - $16.95

Place orders at the "do a little shoppin" tab at the top of my blog

Are you looking for some even easier ways of packaging?  Well look right below!  Stampin' Up! has taken the ease out of your time by offering these cute packaging kits already to go just add your favorite treats!

This is a great value!  make sure and read below to see all you get for $13.50!

Around the holidays, people are always looking for cute ways to package little treats and gifts for co-workers, teachers, neighbors, and friends. At 20% savings, holiday packaging bundles are an affordable and adorable solution. Simply add a treat or gift and assemble.  And look how cute they are!

Available November 29-January 2.
Trimmings & Tags Bundle
Item 132769
$13.50 (a $16.85 value)
  • Gusseted Cellophane Bags (25 bags; 5" x 3" x 11-1/2")
  • Snow Festival Designer Printed Tags (25 double-sided tags; 4-1/2" x 3-1/8")
  • Cherry Cobbler 1/4" Sweater Trim (10 yards)
Petite Treats Bundle
Item 132770
$13.50 (a $16.85 value)
  • Glassine Bags with die-cut edges (10 bags; 3" x 5" x 1-1/2")
  • Handmade Holidays Stitched Felt (8 pieces)
  • Gumball Green 3/8" Stitched Satin Ribbon (10 yards)

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Scentsational Season

One of our newest Holiday stamp sets - Scentsational Season

Clear Mounted - #121190 for $14.95 or Wood Mounted - #121026 for $ 18.95 
This stamp set also is designed with matching Framelit Dies to cut the images out for you with the use of the Big Shot die system.

The Gingerbread man was cut out with the Framelit die then decorated with our
Pearl basic jewels # 119246 - $4.95  I colored the eyes with a black sharpie marker ( thanks to Becky Roberts bright idea!)  The heart is punched from the owl punch

Other Products used:
Cardstock - Core'dinations cardstock in both Cherry Cobbler and Early Espresso 
(This is a 80lb sandable cardstock to create antiqued, distressed, or color popping looks. One side is textured and the other side is smooth.  You reveal the inside color by sanding, tearing or distressing.)
Early Espresso- 12 sheets of 12 x 12  #127848 for $ 6.95
Cherry Cobbler - 12 sheets of 12 x 12  # 127846  for $6.95
Sandling Block system  #129367 for $3.95 comes with block and sanding paper
Accessories-  Scalloped Tulle ribbon $6.95 in Cherry Cobbler, Crumb Cake or Early Espresso 
Big Shot Top Note Die- # 113463, Textured Embossing folder Lacy Brocade # 127819 

Shop for these items by clicking on the "do a little shoppin" link at the top of my blog
Items should arrive within 3 days

Dont forget!  it is the last day to purchase products from our online Extravaganza sale!  Don't miss out!

click HERE to view items on the sale!

Monday, November 26, 2012

Holiday Perfect Pennants

I wanted to share a fun way to decorate with the ever popular pennants we see everywhere.  I  purchased a strand of 100 mini string Christmas lights.   I took our Stampin Up! Big Shot Pennant die and a package of our Be of Good Cheer Designer Series paper and cut out  18 pennants with the double sided paper.  To hold them onto the string of lights I used the mini wooden clothes pins. That way once the holiday is over you can just unhook them and save them for next year.   You can see in the above photo that I draped them across the room.  It is hard to see, but it turned out really cute!

Here''s what it looks like a bit closer up
here you can see how close I attached them.....

Products used:
Accessoires- mini wooden clothespins, Big Shot Perfect Pennant die # 123126 , Mini Christmas Lights 100,
Be of Good Cheer designer series paper (on the Extravaganza sale)  # 126896 for $8.76

Place your orders at the top of my blog or HERE

Saturday, November 24, 2012

Seattle Holiday Style

We spent  last night in downtown Seattle taking in the Macy's  after Thanksgiving parade and all the  festivities.  We visited the Teddy Bear room at the Farimont, rode the Holiday Carousel and checked out the incrediable gingerbread houses at the Shearaton.  The theme this year was Disney princesses. Above was Beauty and the Beast.  Our local Architect firms build these amazing houses each year and each year they just keep getting better!.

This one is Narnia

Alice in Wonderland

Cinderella's castle

Santa comes to town!

Snowfall at Pacific Place

A visit with Santa

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Happy Thanksgiving

I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving!
Here are the cute little candies that I made up for my Thanksgiving table.  I took two sea salted milk chocolate caramels and wrapped them in cellophane and tied them off with our Linen Thread.  I used the new Autumn Accents Big Shot Die and cut out the cute little acorn that I then ran through the embossing folder called Square Lattice.  I made it two toned then added the "For You' pennant.

I love my Glassybaby candles for table decor,  they are amazing and so beautiful!

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

No Peeking and NEW! Talking Tags!

Here's some holiday fun coming your way!  New No Peeking stamp set from our  2012/13 catalog.

Products used:
Cardstock- Crumb Cake, Festival of Prints Designer Series Paper, Whisper White, Bashful Blue
Acccessories-  Fancy Fan Embossing Folder, Dazzling Diamonds Glitter, Postage Stamp Punch
After stamping the images I added the dazzling diamonds glitter all over the postage punch

Check out this new product!   Talking Tags!

With Talking Tag, you can send a gift that is uniquely you. Talking Tag is a message label you can attach to cards, invitations, gifts . . . anything! Personalize birthday cards, Christmas gifts or even record quick instructions for a project. Now your pictures really can say a thousand words!
How to Buy Talking Tags:
Buy 'em by the sheet! You get 10 tags for just $7.95 (item 129723).
How to record a voice message:
  1. Download the FREE TalkingTagT App on you smartphone from, iTunes® or Google PlayT.
  2. Adhere the message tag to your card or gift.
  3. Open TalkingTagT App and scan the code.
  4. Record your message (recording starts immediately, so make sure you're ready!).

 You will have the opportunity to listen, re-record, cancel, or confirm your message after you've completed recording it. Each label allows up to 60 seconds of a greeting, song, or product message.
To play the message, recipients will need to download the app and scan the code.  Messages are saved for two years, so they can listen to it over and over.

Watch this quick video on how it all works!  Looks like a lot of fun!

To order your Talking Tags 
Click  HERE you get 10 for $7.95 Item #129723

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Online Extravaganza! and Holiday fun

One more day til this incrediable online Extravaganza!

You don't want to  miss out on all the savings.  There are items that are on sale for 24 hours and then there are discounts from 20% to 50% for the full 10 days!  Make sure and click on the link below to see the items you can purchase.

The sale begins tonight at midnight!

Click HERE  to view Extravaganza list
Click HERE to order onlineNow look at this new product!  It's the Texture Boutique Embossing Machine!    $39.95 - # 132700

Due to our partnership with Sizzix, we are pleased to be able to offer a test run of the Texture Boutique Embossing Machine in our North American markets. We have 4,000 available to be sold only while supplies last. If this product test goes well, we may offer the Texture Boutique again in the future.
The Texture Boutique works with Textured Impressions Embossing Folders to transform ordinary cardstock, paper, metallic foil, or vellum into an embossed, textured masterpiece. This machine embosses only; it does not die cut. Because this is a product test, the Texture Boutique is not branded with the Stampin' Up! logo. It comes in Sizzix packaging and is the same color and design that is sold in stores. We recommend you read the included instructions before using the Texture Boutique and that you pass the same recommendation on to customers who purchase it.
Tis the season of giving, and the Texture Boutique makes a wonderful gift for anyone who wants to create their own elegant embossed art. To help you with your gift-giving needs, we're offering a special value bundle that saves you $5.90. If you prefer, you can also purchase the Texture Boutique alone. Looking for stocking stuffers? Pick up some additional embossing folders.
Texture Boutique Bundle
Item 132700
$39.95 (a $45.85 value)
  • Texture Boutique Embossing Machine, 1 Pair of Standard Embossing Pads, 1 Mylar Shim
  • Flower Garden Textured Impressions Embossing Folder-Stampin' Up! exclusive
  • Stripes Textured Impressions Embossing Folder-Stampin' Up! exclusive
Texture Boutique Embossing Machine
Item 132657
  • Texture Boutique Embossing Machine, 1 pair of Standard Embossing Pads, 1 Mylar Shim

Went to Molbak's in Woodinville to the Poinsettia Festival they hold each year.  I love to just walk around and see all the beautiful pointsettia's and drool over all the amazing Christmas decorations.  Here are a few samplings of what was on display.........

Friday, November 16, 2012

Christmas Wish List/Coupon holder

I made these "wish list/coupon holder" for my stamp camp guest this week.
It is made with an 8 1/2 x 11 sheet of cardstock.  Take your 8 1/2 x 11 and cut it to 8 1/2 x 10 1/2 ,  score at 2 and 2 1/2 then at 6 1/2 and 6 3/4  fold up, the pouch goes on the left side of the holder for lists, coupons of notes. Now decorate to your hearts desire.  
Products used:
Stamp Sets- Joyous Celebrations # 128069  Greetings of the Season  # 128033
Santa is from the Retired stamp set - Jolly Old Saint Nick
Cardstock-  Real Red,  Bashful Blue, Very Vanilla
Accessories-Jewel Rhinestones, Decorative Label Punch  Oval Punch , Real Red Glimmer brads
You can also use these for great Teacher and friend gifts, put gift certificates in them or gift cards.
Inside on the right hand I have attached these cute vintage santa notepads that I found at,  yes you guessed it!  Target dollar spot!  I adhered them with our Real Red Glimmer brads.

cute vintage Santa notepads from Target dollar spot.

Don't missed out on our HUGE Online Extravaganza next week starting monday,  you don't want to miss it!
There are many deals, 20%, 25% 30% 40% and 50% off of selected items!

Click HERE  to view the items on sale
To Place your orders click HERE

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Christmas Tags

Two Tags Big Shot Die # 115094 
 Getting ready for some holiday packaging. Here are some Christmas tags made with the  Merry and Bright stamp set and the new Greeting of the Season stamp set.
Cardstock-  Whisper White, Crumb Cake
Ink- Real Red, Crumb Cake
Accessories-  Dazzling Diamonds Glitter, Rhinestone Jewels,Real Red Taffeta Ribbon, Brights Glimmer Brads, Two Tags Big Shot die.  Sorry the lighting is so bad, it is beyond dark and gray here right now.....

Went into Seattle last night to see the AMAZING broadway production of Wicked.  It was beyond incrediable!  Shouting from my desk chair right now!  Was walking across the overpass bridge at Pacific Place and captured this photo from above.  I love Seattle at night all lit up when it has been raining....

Monday, November 12, 2012

From My Heart

From the Heart

Products used:
Comfort Cafe Designer Series Paper -  #126898  - $10.95
Cardstock- Crumb Cake, Summer Starfruit, Midnight Muse, Baja Breeze, Very Vanilla
Stamp Set- From the Heart- Clear mounted - #126557 - $28.95   Wood Mounted - # 126555 - $ 39.95
Accessories- Rhinestones Jewels - # 119246 -  $ 4.95   Small Heart Punch # 117193 - $ 5.95 

Place your orders HERE

Friday, November 9, 2012

Countdown to Christmas

It seems a bit premature for counting down to Christmas but here goes......  these  embroidery hoops are all the rage.  You can dress them up with fabric, cover them in burlap, the ideas are endless. Here I have taken a piece of our Stampin Up! retired chalkboard vinyl, (don't fret, you can find this at most craft stores) it is sticky, so you need to adhere it to a piece of fabric first then wrap around the hoop and tightened.   To decorate I used the new Autumn Accent Die and turned it into holly, the berries are punch with a 1" circle punch with our red Glimmer paper.
Products used:
Cardstock- Garden Green, Red Glimmer Paper # 121750
Accessories- Autumn Accents Die # 127812,   Real Red 1/8" Taffeta Ribbon

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Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Heart of Christmas

Well,  I caved, I said I was going to work on Thanksgiving projects, but this Christmas card won out!
This a one of our new stamps in the Holiday Catalog called "Heart of Christmas"  it's so simple and elegant.    Don't forget to stamp your envelopes too people!
Products used:
Heart of Christmas Stamp # 128129 - $8.95
Cardstock:  Whisper White #100730 - $ 6.50
Real Red - # 102482- $6.95
Accessories - Textured Embossing folderFancy Fan # 127751- $ 7.95
Jewel Rhinestones- #119246 - $4.95
Ink- Gumball Green and Real Red
Owl Punch- for the little heart #118074
I stamped the Christmas a second time in real red and hand cut out the banner to attach to the original.

Monday, November 5, 2012

And the Winner is..........

I cannot thank everyone enough for participating in celebrating my milestones!    You left  such nice inspiring  comments for me to savor over the best month ever, Thanksgiving!  so I will reread and remember those comments throughout the month as I am grateful for so many things in my life.  Now on to the winner!

Karie!  Girl Going Country!

Make sure and email me your address so that I can get your Toxic Treat stamp set out to you!  and Thank you all again!

With thanksgiving coming I decided to make a grateful jar this month for my family to jot down little notes of thanks all month so that on Thanksgiving we can read them out loud.  I used a jar I had laying around the house to decorate.
Here's the products I used:
Comfort Cafe  #126898
Accessoires:  Autumn Accents Die # 127812
Textured Embossing folder # 127821
Deisgner Buttons  # 127833
Linen Thread # 104199
I used the My Digital Studio to write the text - Grateful Jar