Thursday, December 15, 2011

CLEARANCE RACK BLITZ...

I am SO EXCITED about this! My friend texted me this morning to tell me some of my FAVE BUTTONS (the larger ones that have been in the past few mini's) were on the Clearance Rack this morning. She figured I already knew, but I didn't!!!! So as soon as I could...I jumped online and saw those fabulous buttons at an AMAZINGLY low price!!!! The quality of those buttons...for the price they were...yeah...let's just say I stocked up!!!! :) But then I saw a TON of amazing items! Even CURRENT punches in the old body style!!!! So I figured I better pass the info on!!!! Here are the details...

Dates:
December 15, 2011-January 5, 2012

Details:
Nearly 200 new Clearance Rack items have been added to the Online Store at discounts up to 80 percent off retail--only while supplies last!

Other details:
  • Orders can include non-Clearance Rack items, as well.
  • The Clearance Rack Blitz includes old-body style punches - WOOHOO!
  • There is no minimum purchase required to participate in this promotion. (Just a minimum shipping of $6.95)
  • Qualifying Clearance Rack orders are eligible for hostess benefits.
  • Clearance Rack Blitz items are only available while supplies last. There are no refunds or exchanges on Clearance Rack items.
  • You may view Clearance Rack Blitz items in my ONLINE STORE
  • Deadline: Thursday, January 5, 2012; 11:50 PM (MT)


Online Store Viewing Tip:
to view all Clearance Rack items at once...look on the right where is says "Show: 8", click the drop down arrow and select ALL.

Just hop onto my online store to place or order. If you need some help...feel free to email me your order as well and I will help you!!!

Thanks! Let me know if you have any questions!

Girly Fun Galore...

I mentioned that I have used this Invitation stamp set a few times since I received it just a few weeks ago. Well....here is another thing I did with it. Our friend's daughter has a birthday in the beginning of December. My friend was going to *GASP!!!!* PURCHASE the invitations for her daughter's birthday party! I couldn't have that! :) So I made some for her. The girl has 4 brothers and no sisters...so I wanted something fun and girly just for her. This is what I ended up making...

I have to admit. I am pretty much in love with how these came together. I think it is the girly color combo that I love myself! :) Wisteria Wonder, Melon Mambo, Lucky Limeade. LOVE the bright colors with the bling of the Rhinestones! Anyway...I used the hostess only paper that is my FAVORITE of all time!!!! It's called Cheerful Treat I believe. And then used a retired stamp set (along with the Invitation stamp set) that I don't think I will ever get rid of! Love the bold images! Then just made a pocket card for the invite info. Here are a few close-up's...
Here is the invite portion with the pocket card portion...
And then just the invite part...Hope you enjoy! Thanks for visiting!!!!

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Christmas Decor...

I have this white dish on my kitchen table that I usually have a vase of flowers in. Well...I need something Christmas-y since the rest of my house is decked out. :) But I wanted to make something, of course, since I was sure I had the supplies to do something fun. I decided to make some decorative balls in holiday colors. I did use all retired ribbon for this project...but any ribbon you have would work. Here is a picture of them...

And a closer picture...And more pics to follow. But just quickly how I did it...these are just wrapped Styrofoam balls. I cut ribbon long enough to go around the ball. And then would just pin the ribbon on one end of the ball. (The same end for all the ribbon pieces.) Once I had one ribbon down, went on to another ribbon piece. And just kept going around the ball until they were covered. I like some balls more than others. I want to try this with fabric also. I have NO idea how many ribbon pieces I used. It varied depending on the width of the ribbon. You don't want to use too thick of ribbon or it will get all weird. Anyway...here are some more pics...
Hope you enjoy! Thanks so much for visiting!!!

Sunday, December 11, 2011

A Quick and Simple Christmas Invite...

I love this time of year! Lots of fun gatherings and events are in abundance! So who doesn't need a fun Christmas invite?! Here is one idea for you that is very quick and simple, but very cute. Thanks again Mr. Big Shot! :) ...


How fun is this stocking invite?! Now...I say it's an invite. But hello! It could be so much more! Use it as Christmas decor, ornaments on the tree, a tag for a Christmas package, etc, etc. I used the Stocking die and some paper from last year. So sorry...you will have to substitute the paper if you don't have any of this fun flocked paper. (The white is all fuzzy and fun. It makes a very touchy feely element. :) ) Here is a close-up of the front focal point...I love this stamp. It's from the Perfect Punches (I think that's the name) set. So of course...I had to use my punches! :) And a sticky Rhinestone. :) Here is a side view so you can see the layers...

I just stamped the images a few times in a few different colors. (Chocolate Chip, Real Red, and Lucky Limeade. LOVING this color combo this year!!!!)

And then the simple invite part...I just stamped on the back...I used the inviting set that was just on sale during the Thanksgiving Online Extravaganza. Sorry if you didn't get that one then. I have only had it for about a week and have already used it for a few things. So it still is a great one to get...even if you didn't get it on sale. :) All I did was stamp this on the back. Then I just filled out the info and delivered. Oh...I used the retired stretch silver cording as well so they could just be hung on the front door if need be. You could use Baker's Twine or whatever if you don't have that.

Thanks for visiting! I hope you enjoy!!! I also hope you are having a fabulous Christmas season!!!

Saturday, December 3, 2011

Turkey Day...

We went to my parents house for Thanksgiving this year. We had a great time! But of course...I had to help with the Thanksgiving table. I made some fun name cards for the table. Can you spot Ashley the Turkey on this table?!...


Here is a close-up...
And a side view...
A fellow demo friend of mine, Candace, showed me a larger version of this turkey a few weeks ago. She's very clever and a great designer. I fell in love and just HAD to make some for the Thanksgiving table I was going to be at. :) These were fairly quick to make using my Simply Scored board that I LOVE and my Big Shot that I LOVE as well!!!!! And it added a fun festive feel to the table. I also used my Big Shot to add another festive touch. We made a "Thankful" tree. My mom got some branches and I cut out some leaves in a variety of fall colors. We all wrote things we were thankful for on the leaves and then tied them to all the branches. My photo of this is a bit fuzzy but so you get the idea...And a close-up...
We had a great Thanksgiving and I loved using my Stampin' Up! supplies to add to the Thankful feel of the holiday! I hope you all had a fabulous holiday and are looking forward to a wonderful Christmas holiday! Thanks for visiting! Hope you enjoy!

Grateful Fun...

Meant to get this posted before Thanksgiving. Don't know where time goes!!! Just wanted to share this wreath I made for the Thanksgiving season. I know it's a little late...but I am sure you could use this idea for any other season or time of year! :) So here you go...

I took a ribbon wreath and wrapped it with the fabulous 1 1/4" striped ribbon. This stuff is thick so it really doesn't take too long to wrap the wreath. Or really much ribbon. I am guessing I used about 1/2 of a roll. Maybe less. Then I made some fun paper flowers. These were made with different size circles I cut with my Big Shot. Then you spritz them with water to get them a bit damp. Take your bone folder and twist it in the center, and it will make a flower bud type thing. Make as many as you want to make a flower sized how you want. I think I did 6 for these flowers. Then make the fun center, and I hot glued it all to another circle. Then just hot glue them to the wreath. Here is a close-up...
I LOVE this Designer Series Paper so had to make a card with it as well. These wreaths would be a fun gift for anyone that you are thankful for. And you need a coordinating card...
So that is the card I made. Hope you enjoy! Thanks for visiting!