Sunday, October 28, 2012

Stamps Gone Single, Spooktacular Stamp Sale 15% off Monday only, & Digital Week

So many times, I hear, “Well, I just like that one stamp out of that set”.  Well, here’s your chance!  Stampin’ Up! is selling select single stamps as a pilot program in clear mount only.  They will come in a little cello bag and do not include the clear mount block…but we already have those, right!

Here are the flyers for all the current single stamps.  Order them on Monday and they will also be 15% off!  Monday, the 29th, is a Spooktacular stamp sale – all sets and single stamps are 15% off (excludes hostess sets, bundled sets, & digital stamp brush sets).  It’s just this one day, so make your list now and order online Monday to take advantage of the one day sale.

Don’t forget to take advantage of the Christmas bundle too.  Click on my Specials button to see that one.

And, as if that wasn’t enough…there is a digital sale starting tomorrow too.  Check my online store on Monday to see all the details and list of kits that are 50% off.  It will include free downloads, 50% off digital kits, and lots of blogging on all week long.

Get ready for a fun day, tomorrow!  And, don’t forget that online orders will also mark stars off your online shopping reward card with me.

Friday, October 19, 2012

Fall Craft Shows – Come by My Booth for Specials and Deals on Retired Sets

I’m looking forward to Craft Show season!  My first one is tomorrow (Saturday the 20th).  

At these shows, I’ll have wood and clear mount retired stamp sets for sale, specials on orders at the shows, hand-made cards (except the Vendor Party), door prizes, raffle entries, retired ribbon & other embellishments, special give aways with retired purchases, class schedule flyers, stamp set sales benefiting the Little Elm Public Library, various samples & products from the holiday catalog, My Digital Studio samples, free catalogs, etc.  Whew!  I hope my tables are big enough! LOL

Here’s my show schedule for October and November:

Saturday, October 20, 2012 - 9am to 3pm
GAUMC Holiday Bazaar & Pumpkins on the Prairie
Grace Avenue United Methodist Church
3521 Main Street
Frisco, TX  75034

Saturday, October 27, 2012 – 9am to 5pm
Sunday, October 28, 2012 – 11am to 5pm
Pearce Pacesetter Holiday Bazaar
Pearce High School
1600 N. Coit Rd
Richardson, TX  75080

Saturday, November 17, 2012 – 9am to 4pm
Vendor Party (Home Trunk Show)
3973 Whitefish Lake Dr
Frisco, TX  75035

Saturday, November 24, 2012 – 9am to 3pm
Home for the Holidays
First Baptist Church
7901 Main Street
Frisco, TX  75034

Also, I now have a credit card reader for my cell phone!  So, I can except credit cards for the purchase of retired items.

Hope to see you at an upcoming show…Happy Shopping!

Monday, October 15, 2012

Treat Window Envelope Tutorial – Perfectly Preserved

I made this cute little standing treat envelope for a home party earlier this month with some retired paper and the ladies just loved it.  So, I thought I’d do one for my Stamp Nights and share the instructions on my blog.

Here’s the one I designed for Stamp Night.  They both use the Perfectly Preserved stamp set and matching Cannery Set Framelits from the Holiday Catalog.

Here’s a photo of the treat envelope opened.  I used little Velcro squares so that it would be reusable.

You can get two of these from one sheet of 8 ½ x 11 cardstock.

Cut cardstock to 10 ¾ x 3.
Score at 4”, 5”, 9”, and 9 ¼”.
Fold at all creases and use bone folder for crisp edges.
Shorten the top flap by using border punch of your choice.
Punch window using jar from Cannery Set Framelits and the Big Shot leaving room for jar lid to overhang  (you can “measure” where to cut window by placing Framelit on cardstock and then folding flap over to test it).
Stamp jar lid and punch out on the Big Shot with the lid Framelit.
Decorate top flap and attach jar lid with a Dimensional.
Attach small cello bag filled with candy to top of inside front with a glue dot on each side.
The extra cello (if any) can just be folded over to keep the candy fresher.
Attach Velcro to flap and close to let the other side of the Velcro stick in the appropriate spot on the front.

Here’s the page my Stamp Night ladies put in their techniques journals with a little flat mock version of the project.

You can theme these for any holiday, party favor, or just little Thank You gifts!  Have fun!

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Howl-o-ween Printer’s Tray Project – Witches and Goblins and Spooks Oh My!

Stampin’ Up! gave demonstrators this great Halloween printer’s tray project for a recruiting promotion in August and part of September.  So, I invited all my downlines that earned the free project over to my house on Tuesday night so we could make the projects together…more fun that way.  Since we had one extra project, we even had one lucky guest too!  There were seven of us…two couldn’t make it.  Here’s my completed project (supply list below):

 I pretty much got everything finished at the party except adding the ghost pumpkin and the broom.  The broom is Early Espresso Core’dinations paper wrapped around a wooden skewer with More Mustard fringed cardstock for the straw.  I still might add a silver crescent moon behind the bats, but I’m pretty happy with it as is.  

Stampin’ Up! provided all the paper backgrounds and flags on one sheet that we cut out…basically, you could create something similar in My Digital Studio or just cut paper from the Howlstooth & Scaringbone Designer Series Paper.  Of Course, I changed it up a little from the layout provided…I have to put my own spin on it, don’t I!  I also heat embossed the items stamped in black – you get better images that way since we are stamping on color, and I love the shine.  {TIP:  For the rosettes, use hot glue in the center…it just holds together better!}

Toxic Treats stamp set
Howlstooth & Scaringbone Designer Series Paper
Images from the Toxic Framable Digital Designer Template (Digital Download)
Core’dinations Card Stock – Early Espresso, Sanding Block & Skewer
More Mustard card stock
Very Vanilla card stock
Glimmer Paper – Silver
½ “ Striped Satin Ribbon – Black & Gray
Lucky Limeade Baker’s Twine
Linen Thread
Woodgrain embossing folder & Big Shot
1” Circle punch
Designer Buttons – Basic Gray & More Mustard
Vintage Faceted Designer Button
Basic Rhinestones
Stampin’ Dazzle Marker – Silver
Dazzling Details Silver Sparkle
Basic Gray stamp pad for sponging edges
VersaMark stamp pad
Basic Black embossing powder & Heat Tool
Hot glue gun
Sticky Strip for broom
Dimensionals & Glue Dots
*the Silver Glimmer Paper spider web came already cut out with our kit

Retired Supplies:
Sweetest Stem embosslit
From the Crypt stamp set (available as a digital download)
Bitty Bat punch (available as a digital download)

Happy Haunting!