Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Happy Halloween

Happy Halloween!
Today is our first day back to school for my me and my kids after the wrath of Hurricane Sandy. We didn't get much damage but the school district that I work in is still dealing with clean up. My work schools are closed but teachers have to report to different locations. We have 6 elementary schools and two of them don't have any power. Mine just happens to be one of them.Today we had to report by 11am.

On to Halloween:
I made these little goodies for my little ones to see when they get home from school today. Stampin Up! is selling them in the holiday mini catalog. They were so easy to make,  I made them before heading in to work this morning. I just heard that Halloween Trick or Treating is being moved to Monday, November 5. My kids won't be happy!

Hope you are enjoying your Halloween festivities!

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Sunday, October 28, 2012

One Day Sale! October 29th!!!

Lots of fun things are happening at Stampin' Up! You won't want to miss it:

It's A Great Day for a Happy Dance!!  For the first time EVER, Stampin' Up! is having a One day stamp sale.  Almost every stamp set Stampin' Up! sells will be 15% off on Monday, October 29, from 12:00 a.m. (MT) until 11:50 p.m. (MT).

Stamps reduced to 15% off include:
Stamps NOT included in the sale:
  • Hostess sets
  • Bundled stamp sets
  • Digital stamp brush sets
There is no minimum purchase and no limit to the number of stamps you can order. Shop my online store or email me today!!!

  • 3 Free My Digital Studio Downloads
  • 50% off all Digital Kits
  • Creative Project Ideas
  • Digital Project Challenges
Digital Kits
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Item Designer Kit Retail Value Sale Price
130861 Afternoon Daydream Kit $9.95 $4.97
129928 Afternoon Tea II Kit $9.95 $4.97
119839 Always Elegant Digital Kit $9.95 $4.97
129358 Attic Boutique Kit $9.95 $4.97
122175 Autumn Spice Digital Kit $9.95 $4.97
127600 Autumn Traditions Kit $9.95 $4.97
130969 Bandstand Kit $7.95 $3.97
130970 Be of Good Cheer Kit $7.95 $3.97
123728 Celebrations Digital Kit $9.95 $4.97
130982 Chevron Punch Kit $7.95 $3.97
123956 Christmas Cheer Digital Kit $9.95 $4.97
120880 Christmas Cocoa II Digital Kit $9.95 $4.97
127362 Convention 2011 Digital Photo Kit $9.95 $4.97
128876 Day in the Life Kit $14.95 $7.47
130059 Fifty Nifty Kit $9.95 $4.97
130062 File it Fun Kit $7.95 $3.97
131228 Friendship Preserves Kit $3.95 $1.97
128875 Frosty Days II Kit $9.95 $4.97
129924 Get it Done Kit $5.95 $2.97
129870 Good Times II Kit $7.95 $3.97
118465 Happy Birthday Digital Kit $14.95 $7.47
128872 Holiday Harmony Kit $7.95 $3.97
127773 Holly Berry Bouquet $9.95 $4.97
118466 Hoppy Memories Digital Kit $14.95 $7.47
128999 It's all Me Kit $9.95 $4.97
130850 Joyful Times Kit $9.95 $4.97
124230 Just Add Cake Digital Kit $14.95 $7.47
124446 Leadership 2011 Digital Kit $9.95 $4.97
124568 Leadership 2011 Digital Photo Kit $9.95 $4.97
124443 Love Birds Digital Kit $9.95 $4.97
131231 Lovely Little Labels Kit $7.95 $3.97
129359 Mixed Bunch Kit $7.95 $3.97
119978 My Sweet Pea Digital Kit $9.95 $4.97
132264 Neon Notes Kit $9.95 $4.97
129898 New Heights Kit $7.95 $3.97
122174 Nite Owl Digital Kit $7.95 $3.97
129340 Number One Kit $9.95 $4.97
129360 On the Go Kit $9.95 $4.97
124463 One Great Year Kit $9.95 $4.97
131360 Ornament Keepsakes Kit $6.95 $3.47
127599 Party Animal Kit $9.95 $4.97
131226 Picture This Kit $4.95 $2.47
130851 Pinwheels on Parade Kit $7.95 $3.97
126027 Playful Polka Dots Digital Kit $9.95 $4.97
131227 Providences of Provinces Kit $7.95 $3.97
130983 Raspberry Splash Kit $7.95 $3.97
118869 Recipes By Design Digital Kit $9.95 $4.97
127163 Red, White, and Blue Digital Kit $5.95 $2.97
130060 Season By Season Kit $9.95 $4.97
127587 Sending Glad Tidings Designer Tags Kit $7.95 $3.97
129605 Special Delivery Bright Kit $7.95 $3.97
129606 Special Delivery Subtle Kit $7.95 $3.97
127759 Spice Cake Kit $5.95 $2.97
130852 Spring Break II Kit $9.95 $4.97
129608 Spring Fever Kit $7.95 $3.97
130076 Summer Happiness Kit $9.95 $4.97
118464 Summer Home Digital Kit $14.95 $7.47
129601 Summer Smooches Kit $9.95 $4.97
124229 Sunset Serenade Digital Kit $5.95 $2.97
129339 Sweet Shop Kit $9.95 $4.97
129882 Tea Time II Digital Kit $7.95 $3.97
132190 That's a Wrap Kit $7.95 $3.97
127431 Tickets & Tags Kit $9.95 $4.97
125757 Tickets & Tokens II Digital Kit $7.95 $3.97
131217 Topsy-Turvey Celebration Kit $9.95 $4.97
121071 Travel Journal Digital Kit $9.95 $4.97
126022 Travel Log Kit $9.95 $4.97
129332 Twitterpated Kit $9.95 $4.97
129607 Walk in the Park Kit $9.95 $4.97
132567 Winter Wonders Kit (released Oct. 30, 2012) $9.95 $4.97
127609 Wicked Fun Kit $9.95 $4.97
131218 Wonderfall Kit $7.95 $3.97
120881 Write Stuff II Digital Kit $9.95 $4.97
128883 You're My Sunshine Kit $7.95 $3.97

Friday, October 26, 2012

Happy Friday!

Happy Friday! I promised to show the completed basket for my sister and...well, I intended to but I just got too busy to do it. It includes a journal, 4 thank you cards, 4 birthday cards, a desktop calendar, a couple of catalogs and a pen. The winner was very excited. In case you are new to my blog or haven't been here in awhile, I will recap recent events. My sister just donated a kidney to a good friend of hers. The transplant happened this past Monday. Both she and her friend are recuperating in the hospital. My sister is progressing nicely. She has pain as was to be expected but is getting better everyday. I am hoping she is released today. Her friend had a complication but is on the mend now. Please pray for him that his body accepts it and uses it as needed. We are so proud of my sister and happy that things are going well. Please pray for's been a busy week...and will be a busy weekend!

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Monday, October 22, 2012

A One Horse Open Sleigh

Happy Monday! I hope you had a wonderful weekend. Ours was filled with soccer games for our young sons and some much needed relaxing.

I just love quick and easy cards and today's card is no different. Super super easy to make, just the way I like it. This was the last of the cards we made at Tina's Christmas card paper party. This card uses the Open Sleigh stamp set (126460), page 12, which just might be my favorite Christmas stamp set. I love, love, love the sleigh. It inks up nicely and has the BEST image. It also comes with a striped stocking. I can't wait to tamp a card with it. Stay tuned, that will be coming soon.

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Sunday, October 21, 2012

A Christmas Card: Rejoicing with You

I'm still in a Holiday state of mind! This is another card from my last Paper Party. For this one I used the Rejoicing with You (126300), page 21,  stamp set. I love the crackled look of the angel image. I stamped it in crumb cake ink and stamped the verse in Cherry Cobbler ink. I added a little flower button with some baker's twine. I  layered the button over a punched flower.

I am having lots of fun playing with all of my new Christmas stamps. I am trying to find the right color combination/layout for this year's Christmas card so that means lots more playing for me.

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Saturday, October 20, 2012

Come to Bethlehem

We are just a little over two months away from Christmas!!! Can you believe it? I can't. It feels like just last week my kids and I were spending our days at the pool.

Last week I did my first Christmas Paper Party for the 2012 holiday season. The hostess wanted a Christmas theme so I got busy thinking and planning. This is the first of the cards she and her guests made. It uses the Come to Bethlehem (118732), page 20. This layout came straight from the Stampin' Up! Idea Book and Catalog on page 12. The card in the catalog used a different stamp set and oriented the card differently but I pretty much copied everything else. (ha ha) If I were to make more of this particular card I think I would tie the linen thread into a bow. Live and learn. I pre cut the borders to help keep the class moving and it worked. We made this card along with two others and we were done in less than 1- 1/2 hours.

Card recipe:
Stamp set: Come to Bethlehem
Card stock: Old Olive, Riding Hood Red, Whisper White
Ink: Old Olive, Riding Hood Red
Accessories: Rhinestones, Linen Thread

Have you started your Christmas cards yet? Live in the Philly/Delaware/New Jersey area? I can help you get started and even plan a Paper Party for you.

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Tuesday, October 16, 2012

A Happy Birthday Card

Here's another card for the basket that I worked so hard on. Each of the card sets consisted of four cards of the same design. Again, I used the Floral District designer series paper. I decided to be consistent and use the same pattern for both sets of cards as well as the journal.
I love how well the baja blue card stock works well with so many other colors. This was a fun set to I just want one for me.

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Monday, October 15, 2012

An Easy Thank You Using The Floral District

I've been sharing the different items from the basket I put together for last weekend's fundraiser event. Well, here's another one.  These were quick and easy to make. I layered whisper white card stock onto Whisper White. I used the Fancy Fan folder textured impressions embossing folder on the top layer. I love what it added to the look of the card.I used a strip of the Floral District designer series paper and some pretty Baja Blue seam binding ribbon. I think the seam binding ribbon is my favorite of all the ribbon. It has an elegant look to it and steps up any card.

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Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Floral District Journal

Over the weekend I attended a fundraiser for my sister who is donating a kidney to a special friend of hers. She will be out of work for a few weeks and the fundraiser was set up to help her out financially during the time she will be out of work. In honor of the event, I was asked to create a basket for the raffle. I just happened to have one last chip board journal that Stampin' Up! use to sell so I decided to cover it with some of the pretty Floral District designer series paper (126919). I found the retired tag, amongst my stash, stamped a few images on it and used dimensionals to adhere it to the journal. I placed a couple of rhinestones on each of the butterflies for some sparkle. In addition, I also used twine and a linen colored button. I was so happy with it that I wanted to keep it for myself...but I didn't. I placed it along with a few other goodies into a basket for a good cause. Creating this journal was super easy to make. What do you think? I'll share a pic of the complete basket after sharing each of the contents with you.

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Monday, October 8, 2012

Pink Baby Prints

Happy Monday! Hope you had a wonderful weekend! We spent ours at multiple soccer games for our boys. Always fun watching them at their games. Today's card was made for one of my colleagues. She is expecting her first child...a girl! Brings back memories of my first, such an exciting time filled with hopes and dreams and lots of the unknown. You think you know what life will be like with a new baby, but you really have NO idea until it happens. It's hard work but we wouldn't change a moment of it. I think it's really when we find out what love really is. A little life that you would do anything for. An AMAZING journey!

I had lots of fun making this card. I like it so much, I wish I'd made two like I usually do, but I had lots of projects I needed to get done this weekend. I'll be sharing more of them this week, so remember to check back. I used the Baby Prints stamp set (125470), Itty Bitty Banners stamp set (126255), Chevron Embossing Folder (127749), 2-1/2" Circle Punch (120906), and 3" Circle Originals Die (122125), and the Bitty Banners Framelits (129267). In addition, I used Regal Rose card stock and marker, Soft Suede card stock and marker, Versamark, and white embossing powder.

I hope you enjoy your Monday. My kids and hubby are off today for Columbus day. Me, I've got work today. The weather is a bit cooler here today which makes me a bit happy because I get to pull out my tall boots. I love wearing my boots with a dress; a carefree look! So.... I am a happy girl as I head off to work. I hope you have a wonderful day full of discovery....or in Christopher Columbus' LOL!

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Wednesday, October 3, 2012

October Family Calendar MDS Page

How did this happen? Is it really October already?  I feel like summer just ended and school just began... and here we are..... smack dab into Fall! Here is our October page from our family calendar. I create these calendars each year. They make wonderful grandparent gifts to give out during the holidays. The pictures on this page are from last year's Halloween Season. I just love Halloween. It's such a colorful time. All of the beautiful fall foliage.

I hope you are enjoying the colors of Fall!

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