Friday, October 23, 2015

*Reminder* 15% Stamp Sale Ends TODAY

Happy FriYAY, Stampers! It's been a busy week of substitute teaching for me, but I've almost got my order finalized. I just wanted to remind you that today's the final day of Stampin' Up!'s 15% Off Stamp Sale. Click {HERE} to shop and {here} to read my earlier post that includes fine print about the sale.

Be on the look-out for the next installment of my {12 Weeks of Christmas} series.  Oh, and I'm thinking about putting up a Periscope video soon.  I'll be honest -- I'm a little nervous! Would you be interested? Please leave me a comment below or shoot me an email about what you'd like to see on a Periscope...

Have a great weekend and Happy Stamping!

Monday, October 19, 2015

Stampin' Up! Sale! 15% off Stamps!

Click {HERE} to shop!

Pretty much says it all...  The fine print is that Host Benefit sets, rotary stamps, bundles, and sets on the Clearance Rack are not included.  Fire up those Wish Lists!

There is *NO MINIMUM ORDER* and no limit!

Saturday, October 17, 2015

Festival of Trees -- 12 Weeks of Christmas 2015, Week 1

Welcome to my first post in the 2015 Edition of the 12 Weeks of Christmas!  I created two projects for this post.  First, a card for the Mojo Monday challenge, MOJO418, based upon this sketch:

Using the Festival of Trees stamp set and coordinating Tree punch (save $$ with this *bundle*), this card was quick and easy to make. 

I used the Decorative Dots TIEF to replicate the circles found in the stamp image I used and created the circle shape with one of the Framelits from the Circles Collection.

The Metallic Gold Baker's Twine is vanilla in color, so I made the card body and circle with Very Vanilla card stock and used the 2014-16 In Colors Blackberry Bliss and Mossy Meadow for my color palette.

 Finally, Rhinestone Basic Jewels fit perfectly in the little circles on the tree, so to add some glimmer and shine, I've placed some throughout the tree.

In this second project, I've used the same elements, but added the sentiment from Teeny Tiny Wishes.  I reach for that set *all of the time*. The line of dots in this image was an extra bonus! 

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Thursday, October 15, 2015

It's about to Begin -- 2015 12 Weeks of Christmas!

So I am definitely among the people who find it highly irritating when Christmas music is playing before we've settled on our Halloween costumes around here.  At my local grocery store, Halloween decorations and costumes hit the shelves at the same time as an entire aisle of twinkly lights! ACH!

I do love a good countdown and I love to plan and think about how we will celebrate the Christmas season.  Let me say that while I will be focusing on Christmas, as that is what my family celebrates, a lot of the ideas shared here over the next 12 weeks applies to any of the winter holidays.  If you don't celebrate Christmas, please don't feel left out here!

This is just fair warning that my plan is to publish my 12 Weeks of Christmas posts on Fridays. If you're like me, work weeks are busy with work and school obligations and weekends are when I can steal away to the Studio. I thought I'd stick with a designated day this year so that you can know when to look for it.

For this year's 12 Weeks of Christmas, I've got cards, gifts, decorations, packaging for gifts, etc.  There will be videos and I'm even going to try Periscope for a couple of Friday posts! 

Stampin' Up! usually gives us a couple of good promotions this time of the year and there's a good one on now...  I'll post a picture here and tell you all about it tomorrow...  Hope your week ends well!