12.31.2009

Invitations


When creating in bulk I like to keep it simple.  Although I did get a bit complicated here with these invites by making them as pocket cards.  But it was totally worth it.  As usual it's hard to tell in the photos, but the front Pink Passion piece has been run through the Texturz plates, so they're polka dot!

Supplies
Stamps: Circle Circus, Teeny Tiny Wishes
Ink: Basic Black
Paper: Pink Passion, Basic Black, Whisper White
Accessories: Big Shot, SU! Backgrounds I Texturz Plates, 1" Circle Punch, Modern Label Punch, Stampin' Dimensionals, Whisper White 1/4" Grosgrain Ribbon, Crop-a-dile, Sticky Strip

12.30.2009

Clean Room!!!

My stamp room is well on it's way to being the cleanest it's ever been!!  My hubby is on vacation this week and the big project on the to do list was to clean out the basement.  Well, my stamp room is in the basement, so it was included in the big cleaning project.  My business supplies are all nice and organized on their shelves, my workshop and vendor event supplies are all neatly put away in the closet, and all the paper and ribbon scraps have been vacuumed up.  The only thing left to do it organize the top of one of my long storage unit.  Oh, and I'm going to shampoo the carpet.  The last thing on my to do list is to get messy in there again!!!!! 

12.21.2009

Merry Snowflakes


I love this color combo!!!  You know I love mixing Real Red and Tempting Turquoise, so for the holiday season I threw in some Old Olive, too.  Don't you love it???  A little bit of advice: Don't attempt masking with this snowflake!  It's a pain in the rear to cut out!!!  But again, don't you love it???

Supplies
Stamps: Berry Christmas
Ink: Real Red, Tempting Turquoise, Old Olive
Paper: Real Red, Tempting Turquoise, Old Olive, Whisper White
Accessories: Scallop Edge Punch, Fire Circle Rhinestone Brads
Technique: Masking

12.18.2009

Simple Wreath


When you are mass producing Christmas cards (in a short time frame) it is best to keep them simple.  So a handful of my cards ending up being this simple this year.  And as easy (and quick) as they were to make they turned out to be some of my favorite cards.

Supplies
Stamps: Berry Christmas
Ink: Old Olive, Real Red
Paper: Whisper White
Accessories: Real Red 1/4" Grosgrain ribbon, glue dot, glitter

12.16.2009

Yesterday's Birthday Card


I didn't post this card yesterday because I wanted the recipient to receive it in the mail before seeing it on my blog. So you're seeing it a day late (not that you would've known that if I didn't tell you). Let me just tell you a few things you may not notice just by looking at the picture. The Certainly Celery piece was run through Texturz plates and the cupcake is on Stampin' Dimensionals. And I wanted to add a little ribbon, so I grabbed a paperclip to adhere it to my card.

Supplies
Stamps: Party Hearty
Ink: Ruby Red, Chocolate Chip, Certainly Celery
Paper: Ruby Red, Chocolate Chip, Certainly Celery, Whisper White
Accessories: Big Shot, Stampin' Up! Backgrounds I Texturz Plates, Stampin' Dimensionals, Word Window Punch,, Scallop Edge Punch, Chocolate Chip Polytwill Ribbon, paperclip

12.15.2009

My First My Digital Studio Project

I redesigned my blog using the digital version of The Write Stuff. I haven't jumped completely into My Digital Studio yet, so it was fun to play with this kit and make a blog background and banner. If you already have a photo editing program (such as Photoshop Elements) you can order digital downloads to use with your program. I don't think that digital scrapbooking is my thing, but I do like to create graphics for use on my blog and just using a digital download was a great way to do it! So if you want to try out My Digital Studio without investing in the software price (which includes A LOT of stamps and kits) try purchasing a digital download. The downloads can be purchased at my website.

12.11.2009

12 Days of Holidays Sale

Today is the start of the 12 Days of Holidays Sale.  From now until Dec. 22nd you can take advantage of these deals on Big Shot dies and materials.

Item
Page #
Description
Regular Price
Discounted Price
114515
195
Flower Burst Embosslits die
$11.95
$8.96
114516
195
Cherry Blossom Embosslits die
$11.95
$8.96
115957
195
Thanks Embosslits die
$11.95
$8.96
114513
195
Sweetest Stem Embosslits die
$11.95
$8.96
115952
195
Hi Embosslits die
$11.95
$8.96
115951
197
Timeless Type Junior Alphabet Medium Sizzlits die
$74.95
$59.96
113446
197
Build a Flower #2 Set Sizzlits 4-Pack die
$19.95
$16.96
114509
197
Big Bold Cupcakes Sizzlits 4-Pack die
$21.95
$18.66
113448
197
Hearts Set Sizzlits 4-Pack die
$19.95
$16.96
113457
198
Tulipe Bigz die
$21.95
$16.46
115954
198
Two Tags Bigz die
$21.95
$18.66
114524
199
Fringed Flower Bigz die
$19.95
$15.96
114523
199
Decorative Accents Bigz die
$19.95
$15.96
114534
199
Flower Bigz Clear die
$19.95
$15.96
113473
199
5-Point 3D Star Bigz die
$19.95
$16.96
113472
199
Circle 3D Ornament Bigz die
$19.95
$16.96
113470
199
Flower Layers w/Leaf Bigz die
$19.95
$16.96
113465
199
Bird w/Leaves and Flower Bigz die
$19.95
$16.96
115961
200
Perfect Setting Bigz XL die
$42.95
$32.21
113483
200
Pennant Bigz XL die
$39.95
$29.96
113484
200
Baskets & Blooms Bigz XL die
$39.95
$31.96
116760
201
Pop-Up Three Tier Cake Bigz XL die
$39.95
$29.96
116759
201
Pop-Up 3D Ball Bigz XL die
$39.95
$29.96
114890
201
Matchbox Bigz XL die
$42.95
$36.51
113458
202
Flower Layers Originals die
$15.95
$13.56
114336
158
Kraft Décor Elements sheets 12" x 24" (2)
$12.95
$10.36
114334
158
Dark Gray Décor Elements sheets 12" x 24" (2)
$12.95
$10.36
114337
158
Chocolate Décor Elements sheets 12" x 24" (2)
$12.95
$10.36
114335
158
White Décor Elements sheets 12" x 24" (2)
$12.95
$10.36
118797
n/a
So Saffron Décor Elements sheets 15" x 24" (2)
$12.95
$9.71
118798
n/a
Rose Red Décor Elements sheets 15" x 24" (2)
$12.95
$9.71
118799
n/a
Taken With Teal Décor Elements sheets 15" x 24" (2)
$12.95
$9.71
118800
n/a
Pretty In Pink Décor Elements sheets 15" x 24" (2)
$12.95
$9.71
118801
n/a
Bashful Blue Décor Elements sheets 15" x 24" (2)
$12.95
$9.71
118802
n/a
Real Red Décor Elements sheets 15" x 24" (2)
$12.95
$9.71
118803
n/a
Old Olive Décor Elements sheets 15" x 24" (2)
$12.95
$9.71
118804
n/a
Black Décor Elements sheets 15" x 24" (2)
$12.95
$9.71
118805
n/a
Night of Navy Décor Elements sheets 15" x 24" (2)
$12.95
$9.71
118806
n/a
Certainly Celery Décor Elements sheets 15" x 24" (2)
$12.95
$9.71
118807
n/a
Tempting Turquoise Décor Elements Sheets 15" x 24" (2)
$12.95
$9.71
118808
n/a
Clear Décor Elements sheets 15" x 24" (2)
$12.95
$9.71
118809
n/a
Pumpkin Pie Décor Elements sheets 15" x 24" (2)
$12.95
$9.71
118810
n/a
Pixie Pink Décor Elements sheets 15" x 24" (2)
$12.95
$9.71
118812
n/a
Sahara Sand Décor Elements sheets 15" x 24" (2)
$12.95
$9.71
118813
n/a
Gable Green Décor Elements sheets 15" x 24" (2)
$12.95
$9.71
118814
n/a
Basic Gray Décor Elements sheets 15" x 24" (2)
$12.95
$9.71
118815
n/a
Chalkboard Décor Elements sheets 15" x 24" (2)
$14.95
$11.21

12.09.2009

Final Donation Amount

I just have to update you guys one more time to let you know that the final amount the Dayton Direct Sales Network raised for Toys for Tots this month was $1738.70!!!!  I am so impressed with that I just had to share!  Thank you to everyone who came to the quarter auction and the bingo event to help out this wonderful cause!

12.08.2009

Christmas Candy Bars

Here is another mass production gift. Tonight is the holiday party for the Dayton Direct Sales Network and anyone who wants to participate can bring a small item to put in each others stockings. These are what I will be putting in their stockings tonight. I wrapped chocolate bars in cardstock, which I ran through my Big Shot. Each one was wrapped with a band (also cut from the Big Shot) and a little stamped greeting was added. These went together fairly quickly (which was good since I made 26 of them!) and they are a great, inexpensive treat!

Supplies
Stamps: Berry Christmas
Ink: Real Red, Old Olive, Always Artichoke, Bravo Burgundy
Paper: Real Red, Old Olive, Always Artichoke, Bravo Burgundy, Whisper White
Accessories: Scallop Oval Punch, Big Shot, SU! Perfect Details Texturz Plates, SU! Backgrounds I Texturz Plates, SU! Table Setting Bigz XL die

12.07.2009

Bingo!!!

We had a great Bingo event yesterday!!  Thank you to everyone who came.  We raised over $1200 for Toys for Tots and had piles and piles of toys that were donated!!!

12.06.2009

Merry Candy Canes


I wanted to decorate a sweet treat for my Bingo guests (since they are so sweet to attend the event supporting Toys for Tots), so I thought about how I could cuten up some candy canes.  This was my first attempt.  I kind of liked the way the cardstock folded over the candy cane, but I didn't like how I couldn't straighten the  candy cane stick without the top part sticking out, so it was back to the drawing board.




This is the design I decided on.  They went together much easier, took a little less cardstock, and I didn't have a crooked candy cane.  Oh, and they went together really easily for mass production.



Supplies
Stamps: Berry Christmas
Ink: Pixie Pink, Orchid Opulence, Gable Green, Real Red
Paper: Pixie Pink, Orchid Opulence, Gable Green, Whisper White
Accessories: Slit Punch

12.04.2009

TODAY Show Segment

If you missed Shelli's segment on The TODAY Show this morning here it is! 

Shelli on TODAY

Shelli on the Today Show

Shelli Gardner, CEO and co-founder of Stampin' Up! will appear on The TODAY Show this morning to present gifts for their annual toy drive!

From Stampin' Up! 


At Stampin' Up!, we believe in making a difference in the lives of others--whether they're our demonstrators, our employees, the people who use our products, or children in need of a way to express their creativity.

Since 2005, Stampin' Up! has been honored to participate in the TODAY Show's Annual Holiday Toy & Gift Drive. This year, Stampin' Up! will be donating over $150,000 worth of stamping and paper crafting products to the following organizations:
  • Child S.H.A.R.E.
  • A Place Called Home
  • Alliance for Children's Rights
  • Children's Hospital
  • El Concilio Del Condado de Ventura
  • St. Joseph Center
  • Yolo Wayfarer Center Christian Mission
  • Metro Atlanta Task Force on the Homeless
  • ARC of Bergen and Passaic Counties
  • Women in Need
  • ARMS
  • Albuquerque Health Care for the Homeless
  • Housing Works
  • All Children's House Family Center
  • Cathedral Community Cares
  • Catholic Big Brothers and Sisters
  • Dominican Women's Development Center
  • Girls' Vacation Fund (Girls' Quest)
  • Partnership with Children
  • Project Sunshine
  • Little Flower Children's Services of New York
  • Domestic Violence Intervention Services
  • Texas Head Start Association
  • First Place School
  • Friendship Project

12.02.2009

Retiring Dormant Sets

Although the IB&C is not retiring there is a small retiring list.  These are stamp sets that are available on the dormant list (not featured in the IB&C) that will no longer be available after Jan. 4th.  So if any of these are on your wishlist get them before they are gone!!

 Item Number
 Stamp Set
 113407
 Back Woods
 114492
 Beautiful Baby
 114486
 Birthday Wish
 113200
 Branch Out
 114496
 Celebrations
 113732
 Central Park
 113206  
 Classic Sketches
 113226
 Classy & Fabulous
 114498
 Flowers in Silhouette
 113405
 Font of You
 113216  
 For the Bride
 114494
 Forever
 109425  
 Friend by Definition
 114488  
 Fun Flowers
 113716  
 Garden Greetings
 114490  
 Glad Friends
 111580  
 Grand Soiree
 113242  
 Hit the Road
 113710  
 Lexicon of Leaves
 113236 
 Man's Best Friend
 114423  
 Ocean Commotion
 113728 
 Playful Petals
 109276  
 Polka Dot
 111544  
 Putt Putt
 113240  
 Quilt Quips
 113754 
  Really Retro
 113403  
 Sip by Sip
 113726  
 Sweet Stems
 113250  
 That's Funny
 113688  
 Wonderful Watercolors
 114028 
  Para la novia
 114032  
 Acuarelas Maravillosas

11.30.2009

Online Extravaganza Ends Today

You have the rest of today to get your Online Extravaganza order in! This promotion ends today, so don't miss your chance to save 30 to 50%. While you are shopping at my online store be sure to check out the new items that were just added to the Clearance Rack.

For the details of the Online Extravaganza, refer to this post.

11.26.2009

Happy Thanksgiving


I hope that today finds you surrounded by family and friends (and turkey!).  Today I wanted to share with you something I made to decorate my table during the month of November.  I found this tall vase and then filled it with sticks I took off a tree that was in my yard (don't feel bad for the tree......it was not hurt in the process as it's already dead).  Then I decorated the tree with acorns made from the Table Setting Bigz XL from the Holiday Mini Catalog.  Now just because fall is almost over, don't think that you don't need this die.  The "acorns" can also be turned into flowers!!  So if you haven't gotten this die yet make sure you do before the Holiday Mini Catalog expires on Jan. 4th. 

Supplies
Stamps: Teeny Tiny Wishes
Ink: Chocolate Chip
Paper: Chocolate Chip, Whisper White, Chocolate Chip Patterns DSP
Accessories: Chocolate Chip 5/8" Grosgrain Ribbon, Hemp Twine, Big Shot, Table Setting Bigz XL Die

11.23.2009

Online Extravaganza!!!!

This week only Stampin' Up! is offering great bundles, accessories, and Decor Elements for 30 to 50 percent off!! To take advantage of these offers you must shop at my online store at heatherhawkins.stampinup.net.

You can also click the picture above to be taken to the Online Extravaganza page on my store.

Act fast as some bundles are only available while supplies last and the sale is only good through November 30th.

Item Description Regular Price Discounted Price
120280 Framed with Love Bundle $43.90 $21.95

Framed with Love stamp set


Full Heart punch

120281 Thank You Kindly Bundle $29.90 $14.95

Thank You Kindly stamp set


Scallop Edge punch

120976 Thank You Kindly Bundle (French) $29.90 $14.95

Tous mes remerciements stamp set


Scallop Edge punch

120282 Animal Crackers Bundle $25.90 $12.95

Animal Crackers stamp set


Star Designer brads

120283 Corduroy Button Bundle $49.75 $24.88

Kraft Corduroy buttons


Pumpkin Pie Corduroy buttons


Summer Sun Corduroy buttons


Basic Gray Corduroy buttons


Chocolate Chip Corduroy buttons

120284 Game Night Bundle $40.90 $20.45

Card Games stamp set


Game Night stamp set

120285 Four Square Bundle $30.90 $15.45

Four Square stamp set


Scallop Square punch

120286 Heart to Heart Bundle $49.85 $24.93

Love You Much stamp set


Heart to Heart punch


Pretty in Pink 1/2" striped grosgrain ribbon

120310 Heart to Heart Bundle (Spanish) $49.85 $24.93

Te Quiero Mucho stamp set


Heart to Heart punch


Pretty in Pink 1/2" striped grosgrain ribbon

120311 Heart to Heart Bundle (French) $49.85 $24.93

J't'aime beaucoup stamp set


Heart to Heart punch


Pretty in Pink 1/2" striped grosgrain ribbon

120287 Chipboard Letter Bundle $25.90 $12.95

On Board Timeless Type


On Board Loads of Letters

120288 Double-Stitched Ribbon Bundle $17.90 $10.74

Bashful Blue 1" double-stitched grosgrain ribbon


Rose Red 1" double-stitched grosgrain ribbon

120289 Ultimate Stampers' Starter Bundle* $127.70 $76.62

Best Wishes & More stamp set


Eight Great Greetings stamp set


On a Pedestal stamp set


Earth Elements Stampin' Spots


Earth Elements assorted card stock (8-1/2" x 11")


Whisper White card stock (8-1/2" x 11")


Old Olive 1/2" striped grosgrain ribbon


Flower Designer brads

120290 Build-A-Brad Bundle $40.85 $24.51

Calendar Alphabet stamp set


Pewter Build-A-Brad


Antique Brass Build-A-Brad

120291 Enjoy Every Moment Bundle $43.85 $26.31

Enjoy Every Moment stamp set


Circle Designer brads


Flower Designer brads

120312 Enjoy Every Moment Bundle (French) $43.85 $26.31

Profiter de chaque instant stamp set


Circle Designer brads


Flower Designer brads

120292 Cheep Talk Bundle $42.85 $25.71

Cheep Talk stamp set


Note cards


Pumpkin Pie Corduroy buttons

120293 Sock Monkey Bundle $58.85 $35.31

Sock Monkey stamp set


Sock Monkey Accessories stamp set


Chocolate Chip Corduroy buttons

120313 Sock Monkey Bundle (French) $58.85 $35.31

Sing-chaussette stamp set


Sock Monkey Accessories stamp set


Chocolate Chip Corduroy buttons

120294 Alphabet Bundle $87.90 $52.74

Jayne's Type Alphabet stamp set


Lovely Letters stamp set

120295 Simply Said Bundle $52.85 $31.71

Simply Said stamp set


Old Olive 1/2" striped grosgrain ribbon


Full Heart punch

120314 Simply Said Bundle (French) $52.85 $31.71

Amitié stamp set


Old Olive 1/2" striped grosgrain ribbon


Full Heart punch

120296 On Board Bundle $42.85 $25.71

On Board So Tweet


On Board Batch of Blooms


On Board Essentials

120927 Christmas Décor Bundle #1 $74.85 $44.91

Holly Berry Wreath Décor Elements (Kraft, Real Red)


Real Red Vintage Ornaments Décor Elements


Chocolate Vintage Ornaments Décor Elements

120298 Christmas Décor Bundle #2 $74.85 $44.91

Holly Beary Wreath Décor Elements (Chocolate, Real Red)


Real Red Vintage Ornaments Décor Elements


Chocolate Vintage Ornaments Décor Elements

120299 Christmas Décor Bundle #3 $74.85 $44.91

Holly Berry Wreath Décor Elements (Old Olive, Real Red)


Real Red Vintage Ornaments Décor Elements


Chocolate Vintage Ornaments Décor Elements

120300 For All You Do Bundle $36.90 $25.83

For All You Do stamp set


5/16" Neutrals Jumbo brads

120315 For All You Do Bundle (French) $36.90 $25.83

Merci pour tout stamp set


5/16" Neutrals Jumbo brads

120316 For All You Do Bundle (Spanish) $36.90 $25.83

Por todo lo que haces stamp set


5/16" Neutrals Jumbo brads

120301 Striped Ribbon Bundle $47.73 $33.41

Bashful Blue 1/2" striped grosgrain ribbon


Pumpkin Pie 1/2" striped grosgrain ribbon


Old Olive 1/2" striped grosgrain ribbon


Pretty in Pink 1/2" striped grosgrain ribbon


So Saffron 1/2" striped grosgrain ribbon


Real Red 1/2" striped grosgrain ribbon

120302 Bling Bundle $43.80 $30.66

Sticky Pages


Sticky Cuts Sweet


Fine Supernova Stampin' Glitter


Fine Galaxy Stampin' Glitter

120303 Fresh-Cut Bundle $37.85 $26.50

Fresh Cuts stamp set


Fresh-Cut Notes


5/8" Neutrals Jumbo brads

120317 Fresh-Cut Bundle (French) $37.85 $26.50

Fraicheur exuise stamp set


Fresh-Cut Notes


5/8" Neutrals Jumbo brads

120304 Pendant Note Bundle $39.85 $27.90

Pendant Park stamp set


Pendant notes


5/8" Neutrals Jumbo brads

120318 Pendant Note Bundle (French) $39.85 $27.90

Adorable parc stamp set


Pendant notes


5/8" Neutrals Jumbo brads

120319 Pendant Note Bundle (Spanish) $39.85 $27.90

Un dia en el parque stamp set


Pendant notes


5/8" Neutrals Jumbo brads

120305 Sporting Bundle #1 $67.90 $47.54

Large Night of Navy Sporting Décor Elements


Night of Navy Just Sports Décor Elements

120306 Sporting Bundle #2 $67.90 $47.54

Large Chocolate Sporting Décor Elements


Chocolate Just Sports Décor Elements

120307 Sporting Bundle #3 $67.90 $47.54

Large Black Sporting Décor Elements


Black Just Sports Décor Elements

114864 Ginormous Flowers I Décor Elements $39.95 $27.97
114863 Ginormous Flowers II Décor Elements $39.95 $27.97
112534 5/16" Neutrals Jumbo brads $7.95 $5.57
112533 5/8" Neutrals Jumbo brads $6.95 $4.87
112081 Scallop Square punch $15.95 $11.17
113693 Full Heart punch $15.95 $11.17
113694 Heart to Heart punch $15.95 $11.17
112091 Scallop Edge punch $15.95 $11.17
112571 Circle Designer brads $5.95 $4.17
112579 Flower Designer brads $5.95 $4.17
112572 Star Designer brads $5.95 $4.17
114785 Small Wonderful Flowers Décor Elements $39.95 $27.97
114786 Medium Wonderful Flowers Décor Elements $69.95 $48.97
114791 Small Wonderful Leaves Décor Elements $39.95 $27.97
114792 Medium Wonderful Leaves Décor Elements $64.95 $45.47



11.22.2009

Baby Giraffe


Last week I went to a baby shower and this is the card that I included with my gift.  The wrapping paper was primary colors with animals on it, so I carried that theme onto the card.  I had to bust out my retired Wild About You (it is the best stamp set for a baby cards!) to keep the animal theme going.  I also busted out the Big Shot to add some texture to the circle pieces (not sure if you can see that in the picture). 

Embarrassing story time: I put the card on the gift, but totally left the inside blank!  I didn't write anything in it or sign my name.  I was so embarrassed, but I just blamed it on my pregnancy brain.

Supplies
Stamps: Wild About You, Short & Sweet, Contempo Alphabet
Ink: So Saffron, Tempting Turquoise, Real Red, Pumpkin Pie
Paper: So Saffron, Tempting Turquoise, Real Red, Pumpkin Pie, Whisper White
Accessories: Real Red 1/4" Grosgrain Ribbon, Coluzzle, Big Shot, Stampin' Up! Backgrounds I Texturz Plates

11.20.2009

Make Merry

These are the pages we'll be making tonight at scrapbook class. Because I won't be having a December class I decided to make Christmas pages this month. I wanted to use the Top Note die for a page element, so I stamped the wreath image on one and left the other blank for a journaling spot. And I also love to put a strip of paper across the two pages to tie them together, so I added some DSP across the bottom. The ribbon on the photo mats is adhered under them, so you can just slide your picture underneath it so you can still center the picture on the mat.

Supplies
Stamps: Berry Christmas, Just Perfect Alphabet
Ink: Chocolate Chip, Old Olive, Real Red, So Saffron
Paper: Chocolate Chip, Real Red, So Saffron, Whisper White, Merry Moments DSP
Accessories: Big Shot, Top Note die, Chocolate Chip 1/4" Grosgrain Ribbon

11.18.2009

Jingle Plate

Here is another item that was up for bid at the last quarter auction. It's the medium Jingle All the Way Decor Element applied to a wooden plate that was painted white. The ribbon used to hang the plate is retired Alpine Ribbon Originals which is available while supplies last in the Clearance Rack section of my store. While you are over there to get that ribbon why not get a DE, too, and make something this cute to hang in your entry way this holiday season.

11.16.2009

Top Note Christmas

The marathon of Christmas card making continues! I recently got the Top Note Die for the Big Shot (I know, I know, but better late than never!) so I had to try it out. I really didn't do anything original with it, though. I pretty much CASEd the sample from p. 20 of the Holiday Mini Catalog. But when you need to make a million Christmas cards they can't all be original, right?

Supplies
Stamps: Berry Christmas
Ink: Certainly Celery, Chocolate Chip, Real Red, So Saffron
Paper: Certainly Celery, Whisper White, Chocolate Chip Patterns DSP
Accessories: Big Shot, Top Note Die, Real Red 1/4" Grosgrain Ribbon

11.14.2009

Tile Coasters

I created these tile coaster for the quarter auction last week and they went over really well. I picked the tiles up from the local home improvement store and applied the small Inspiration Decor Elements in Chocolate to them. To protect the surface they are used on I cut squares of cork, slightly smaller than the tiles, and adhered them to the backs of each tile with some heavy duty adhesive. I hope the winner of the coasters gets a lot of use out of them (and a lot of compliments).

11.12.2009

Up and Running Soon

I got a new computer last week and am just getting my photo editing software installed, so I don't have any photos to share with you right now. I will get some new projects up here soon.

In the meantime I wanted to tell you that I got a sneak peek of some stuff to come and I think you are all going to be sooooo excited with what Stampin' Up! is going to be offering in the upcoming months. I can hardly contain myself. I wish I could share the details with you, but it'll have to wait.

These deals are so exciting that you might just want to go ahead and schedule your January workshop with me before my calendar fills up! Once you find out what is coming there's no doubt in my mind you'll want to be a hostess.

11.06.2009

Dotted Wreath

I'm still chugging away on cards! Not all of my cards are going to be different, but I do like to have a bit of a variety. Unlike last year I am using different stamp sets this year. This is the stamp set I got at Regionals and it's definitely getting put to good use. The funny thing is is that this isn't the stamp set I would've ordered for myself from the Holiday Mini, but I'm liking it!

Supplies
Stamps: Berry Christmas
Ink: Garden Green, Real Red, Chocolate Chip
Paper: Garden Green, Real Red, Chocolate Chip, Whisper White
Accessories: 1/2" Circle Punch, Stampin' Dimensionals, Big Shot, Stampin' Up! Backgrounds Texturz Plates

11.04.2009

Santa Monkey

Are you in the Christmas spirit, yet? Have I put you on Christmas overload? Do you have your shopping done?????? I haven't even started on the shopping. I'm too busy making my cards! I wonder if Santa Monkey will do the shopping for me?!?!

Supplies
Stamps: Sock Monkey and Accessories, Itty Bitty Backgrounds
Ink: Jet Black StazOn, Real Red, Close to Cocoa, Creamy Caramel, Old Olive, Summer Sun Stampin' Write Markers
Paper: Old Olive, Close to Cocoa, Real Red, Whisper White, Summer Sun
Accessories: Small Star Punch