Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Stampin' Out MS!

As many of you know, my husband John has Multiple Sclerosis. When he was first diagnosed about 13 years ago everyone was saying “Don't worry, they are so close to finding a cure, they're saying it'll be within the next 10 years.” Well, 10 years came and went and no cure in sight. So I thought I would try and do something about it and raise some money for the MS Society. I wouldn't be that great at the MS bike race so I decided I would do it my own crafty way. I'm going to donate 10% of every Candy Countdown Calendar that I sell. So please help Stamp out MS with me!

If you aren't local (to me) you can order this adorable Candy Countdown Calendar Kit through my website item 120926.

Is there anything that builds the exhilarating anticipation of the Christmas season better than a countdown calendar? Add in a treat and you’ve got the perfect thrill! Create the atmosphere of Christmas excitement and sweetness in your home all December long with our Candy Countdown Calendar Kit. It has everything you need to make your countdown a special and much anticipated tradition for all your friends and family.

■ Perfect d├ęcor item for the holidays
■ Boxes can also be used as ornaments or favors
■ (25) fast-fold boxes, 1-1/2" x 1-7/8" x 3-1/2", widening to 2-1/8" x 2-5/8" at the top
■ (25) 12" ribbon strips, (25) clothespins
■ 5 yards twine rope
■ Three sheets of 8-1/2" x 11" die-cut designs
■ Easy assembly

Monday, September 20, 2010

Countdown Calendar

I had to share this. It's the new Candy Countdown Calendar from Stampin' Up!. What a fun activity this would be to make with the kids and then it becomes part of your holiday decor! Not to mention the fun of opening each box each day as you count down to Christmas. It comes with everything down to the twine for hanging {it would be fun to add some glimmer brads!} and it's only $19.95. This would make a unique gift as well. Love it! Click here to order.

Monday, September 13, 2010

a lift from Papercrafts magazine

I fell in love with the simplicity of this card when I saw it in Papercrafts magazine and just happened to have the same Stampin' Up! stamps so I couldn't help, but recreate it. Of course I changed the size and mounted mine on real red card stock, but it's almost the same. This card uses the masking technique so that the apple doesn't interfere with the letters.
I'm planning on teaching how to mask and create this card in my next card class

Friday, September 10, 2010

Stampin' Up! Two-Step Bird Punch

It was love at first site when I saw this bird punch! It kind of reminds me of Bella and Max! (my kids' finches). The punch has the bird, a wing and the branch all on the same punch. This is one of the cards we made in my August card class. The bird was stamped with one of the stamps in a hostess set called Punch Potpourri which can be earned for free by having a workshop.
Every stamp in that set (bird, flowers, butterfly and heart) coordinates perfectly with a Stampin' Up! that!

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

New mini catalog starts today and a free tote promotion

Oh my gosh...Stampin' Up! has outdone themselves with the new 2010 Holiday Mini Catalog.

From Traditional to Whimsical, from Vintage to Cute...Stampin' Up! has covered all the bases for your handmade projects for the upcoming holidays (Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas and even a little bit for Valentine's Day).

You'll be bowled over by the HUGE selection of new Big Shot dies, folders and NEW Letterpress Plates!

LOTS of new Bling...Glimmer Brads, Simply Adorned Baubles, Tinsel Trim, Glass Glitter & Designer Jewels!

And even "Stampin' Sound Cards"!!!

Ooh - I almost forgot - Stampin' Up! Designer Fabric!

Join my team this month and receive this beautiful craft tote (value $39.95) for free.
My favorite thing about this tote is that it holds 12x12 paper!