Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Hey Valentine - You're a Treasure

OMG....I am swimming in a sea of Valentines! This is the busiest time of year for my Etsy shop! Who knew that Valentine's Day cards are more popular than Christmas cards?  

Check out these super cute mini valentines I made with the Hey Valentine stamp set from the Occasions Catalog. Love this set...perfect for making valentine cards and treat bags for the kiddos.  

This little cards measure 3" x 3" and fits perfectly in the Stampin' Up! 3 1/8" square envelope. I stamped the image with Memento Black ink and colored it in with Blendabilities.

Stampin' Up! products used for today's project:
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Happy Crafting!

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Sale-A-Bration and Occasions Favorites

Occasions Catalog Favorites
Want to see what I bought from the Occasions Catalog?

Here are the items included in my first order. Of course there are so many things I love...I will be placing another order soon!
FREE Sale-A-Bration Items
And here are the goodies I selected for FREE from the Sale-A-Bration catalog. Remember, for every $50 dollars spent on Stampin' Up! merchandise (before tax and shipping) can choose a FREE item from the Sale-A-Bration Catalog.

Happy Crafting!

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Stampin' Up! Sale-A-Bration and Occasions Mini Catalog

Ocassions Mini Catalog
The Ocassions Mini Catalog is up and full of great new products...Four new colors of Blendabilities Markers, some super cute Valentine's Day stamp sets (perfect for kids valentine's or treat bags), Easter, Mother's Day, Father's Day and Graduation stamp sets, gorgeous new paper...

Wow, way to much awesomeness to list. You have to check it out for yourself!

I placed my order! I'll give you a peak of some of my favorites from both the Occasions and Sale-A-Bration catalogs tomorrow.

View the Ocassions Catalog: English and Spanish

Sale-A-Bration is Here!
Yeah! It's Sale-A-Bration time! The most exciting time of the Stampin' Up! year because you can earn FREE products!!!! 

Check out the three ways to earn FREE Stampin' stuff:

Go Shopping
For every $50 you spend on Stampin' Up! products (before shipping and tax), you get to choose a Sale-A-Bration item for FREE. Download the Sale-A-Bration Catalog and see the FREE items to choose from!

Host Dollars aren't just for parties...although parties are fun!!
Earn bonus host dollars when shopping on-line! Stock up on supplies for yourself or get together with a friend or two to place an order of $250 or more (before shipping and tax) and you will earn a $25 host bonus to spend on more Stampin' Up! stuff.  

The host bonus is in addition to the FREE item for every $50 spent. So with a $250 Stampin' Up! order (before tax & shipping) you would get to choose 5 Sale-A-Bration items plus an additional $65 in Stampin' Up product. ($40 Regular Host Dollars plus the $25 Sale-A-Bration Host Bonus)

Sale-A-Bration is the perfect time to join the Stampin' Up! family
Join as a hobby stamper or start your own business...the choice is always yours. During Sale-A-Bration the $99 starter kit becomes an awesome deal with the addition of one of two bonus product options. See more details HERE.

Happy Crafting!

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

October Paper Pumpkin Alternate Project

Stampin' Up! October Paper Pumpkin
Wow, did you all see the October Paper Pumpkin...I know, I'm a little behind. The cute boxes are meant to be slices of pie...perfect to fill with treats. There are enough boxes in the kit to make an entire pie...but I think I would write guests names on the feathers and place them at each seat as cute place cards.

Alternate Christmas Project
(October 2014 Paper Pumpkin)
Alternate Christmas Project
Or how about this super cute alternative project?  Just punch out the Christmas tree with the Festival of Trees punch add a star and some red M&M's and you have the perfect Christmas Favor.

Stampin' Up! supplies used to create today's project:
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Happy Crafting!

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

1st Annual NY Christmas Card Camp

I've been back from my trip to New York for a week but I'm still trying to dig myself out. Why is it that a 2 week trip takes 2 weeks to prepare for and 2 weeks to recover from?

Paper Pumpkin Noel Party Pack
While in NY, we had our 1st (and possibly annual) Christmas Card Camp featuring the Stampin' Up! Paper Pumpkin Noel Party Pack. These are some of the alternate samples we came up with.

Happy Campers
Camp was loads of fun! We had a potluck supper with some super yummy food. I forgot to take pictures of food but here are some pictures of the campers hard at work!

The whole group of NY Christmas Card Campers at my sister Julia's house.

Brenda, Julia (my sister) and Joan (my mom)

Becca (my daughter), Ashley (my niece), Angela

Kate (my sister), Becca, Ashley

Launa with one of her cards.

Happy Crafting!