Thursday, December 31, 2009

Sale-A-Bration & Occasions Mini Online NOW!

Stampin' Up! has just released the new Sale-A-Bration Catalog, Occasions Mini Catalog and Definitely Decorative Update on-line. Due to possible (slight) mailing delays of the Occasions Mini Catalog, Stampin' Up! has opted to share the catalogs with customers early. Now that's a huge sneak peek to start your wish list! Sale-A-Bration catalogs went out separately and should arrive by Jan. 5.


Click here to open Sale-A-Bration Catalog

Click here to open Definitely Decorative Update

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More Christmas Bears

Hi again. I have another quick post for today. As we are approaching the new year, I wanted to post one last Christmas project. Remember the Build-a-Bear tin I posted here? Well I made Christmas outfits for Aimee's bears using magnetic sheets. Here they are all decked out:

While I had all my Christmas bear supplies out I decided to make some more ornaments. I made a set for myself, my mom, and my sister. Here they are, ready to go!

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Christmas Goodies

Hi all. I just wanted to share some of the Christmas goodies that my mom made for us. First here is the Christmas card she gave us. Super cute!

Next, here are some large gift card holders that she made for my husband and I. These are about 5" x 7" big. Inside was a card with an gift certificate for each of us. Super cute packaging, don't you think?

December Swap

Happy New Years Eve everyone! Today I wanted to share with you some of the cards from our December demonstrator swap. This month it was Nicole's turn to pick and she picked any project with a ribbon tree similar to the one on page 43 of the current Stampin' Up! catalog. Here is mine:

  • Many Merry Messages stamp set
  • Soft Suede, Bashful Blue, Whisper White, Real Red, Crushed Curry, and Certainly Celery card stock
  • Certainly Celery 5/8" ribbon
  • Soft Suede Polka Dot grosgrain ribbon
  • Soft Suede Ink
  • Gold brads
  • Big Shot
  • Merry Details Die
  • Scallop Trim Border punch
  • Small Star punch
  • Stampin' Dimensionals
Here is Kim's card. Yes, it is that sparkly in real life. She sprayed shimmer paint over the entire card. So pretty!

And here is Nicole's card. I like how she used stamps to create her own patterned paper!

As you can see, we are missing a few cards this month. Once I get them from everyone I will post them!

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas everyone! Today I wanted to share with you one last Christmas card I did. I made several of these for each of my down/upline who also happen to be close friends and family! I wanted to give them something special as well as something they had not seen posted here before! ;) Not to mention that I wanted to use some of my new products I ordered from the upcoming Occasions Mini Catalog and Sale-A-Bration catalog, which both start on January 5th. First I used my new Extra Large Two-Step Bird punch from the Occasions Mini. This punch punches out all 3 pieces! It is super cool! :) Next I used the new Scallop Trim Border punch from the Sale-a-Bration catalog. This punch is not going to be for sale, but you an earn it FREE with a $50 purchase! Can't beat that! :) I got the idea for this card from here.

  • Christmas Greetings stamp set
  • Real Red, Whisper White, and Old Olive card stock
  • Christmas Cocoa Designer Series Paper
  • Real Red Ink
  • Basic Black Marker
  • Mistletoe Ribbon Originals
  • Extra Large Two-Step Bird Punch (New in Occasions Mini!)
  • Scallop Trim Boarder Punch (New for Sale-a-Bration!)

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Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Fall Regional Make & Take Projects

Periodically during the year Stampin' Up! offers Regional Seminars to us Demonstrators. They are offered in different places all over the country. This year there were none in my neck of the woods, however Stampin' Off offered something new this year. They offered the Regional Seminar on DVD and the option for us to buy the Make & Take projects for us make on our own if we could not attend. I though that this was a great idea and purchased the projects to make. Below are all the projects that were included. They all use use one stamp set - the Berry Merry set from the Holiday Mini Catalog. I love this set! If you don't have it yet, hurry! It is only available until January 4th!

First, here is a little 3 x 3 card and matching envelope.

Next here is a little box made with the Bitty Box and Envelope die. In addition to the box, were 5 little gift tags to put together.

Here is a close up of the tags.

Here is the front of the box.

All the tags fit nice and neat inside!

Next, here is a 8 x 8 scrapbook page. This is one of my favorites. :)

Next, here is a bag of 3 x 3 cards with a cute bag topper. You can see in the picture, but each of the cards inside is decorated with a bird to match the tag. Super cute!

Next here is a super cute Christmas card.

And another Christmas card.

What do you think? Lots of versatile projects from one stamp set, huh? These were a ton of fun to make and I am hoping that there will be a Regional Seminar close by that I will able able to attend in person soon! :)

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Christmas Bears

Today I would like to share with you some cute Christmas Build-a-Bear ornaments that I made. I gave these to my friend and downline Kim at our annual Christmas get together. (Thanks to Kim for taking a picture of these for me when I forgot to!) For these I used the Beary Merry Big Shot Die to create the Santa and Mrs. Claus outfits for the bears. I think they turned out super cute and now I need to make a set for myself! :)

  • Big Shot
  • Stampin' Up! Bear die
  • Stampin' Up! Beary Essentials die
  • Stampin' Up! Beary Merry die
  • Chocolate Chip, Creamy Caramel, Crushed Curry, Real Red, Whisper White, Old Olive, and Basic Black card stock
  • Silver Cord
  • Two Way Glue Pen

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Convention Christmas Make & Takes

Well, the annual Stampin' Up! convention was back in August. Guess what I finally did? Finished the Christmas Make and Takes that I didn't have time to finish during Convention! These Christmas projects are just some of the projects that we got in our packets at convention. There were also a bunch of non-Christmas projects which I have yet to finish!

Monday, December 21, 2009

Christmas Decor Element

Today I have my Christmas Decor Element to show you. I made this to go in my season frame (click here to see Halloween and here to see Thanksgiving). For this one I used a medium Jingle All the Way Decor Element in Chocolate Chip. I rubbed it on a piece of Merry Moments Designer Series paper. I added a strip of another pattern paper from the same set and a few snowflakes that I punched out of Very Vanilla card stock with my snowflake punch. I added a gold brad to the center of each one and voila - done!

Here it is framed and hanging on the wall:

Saturday, December 19, 2009

Shimmer Paint Will Be Available as Catalog Write-In!

Good news! Due to the popularity of the shimmer paint offered in the Holiday Mini Catalog, Stampin' Up! will continue to offer it as a catalog write-in after the Holiday Mini catalog ends!

Starting January 5, 2010, you can order the following products as catalog write-ins:

116806 - Champagne Mist Shimmer Paint - $5.95
116854 - Frost White Shimmer Paint - $5.95
116807 - Platinum Shimmer Paint - $5.95

I am so excited that Stampin' Up! has decided to do this! These paint is awesome! If you haven't gotten it any yet, you need to try it

Friday, December 18, 2009

Happy Holiday's Card

Today I have another quick Christmas card for you. Enjoy!

  • Big on Christmas stamp set
  • Real Red, Glorious Green, and Whisper White card stock
  • Merry Moments Designer Series Paper
  • Real Red, Glorious Green, Chocolate Chip, and Crushed Curry markers
  • Basic Black ink
  • Sleigh Bells ribbon
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Thursday, December 17, 2009

North Pole Card

Today I have a quick card for you. This card uses Cold & Cuddly stamp set from the Holiday Mini.

  • Cold & Cuddly Stamp set
  • Sahara Sand, Taken with Teal, and Whisper White card stock
  • Holiday Lounge Designer Series Paper
  • Snowflake punch
  • Basic Black and Real Red ink
  • Basic Black, Real Red, Taken with Teal, Sahara Sand, and Pumpkin Pie markers
  • Frost White Shimmer Paint
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Wednesday, December 16, 2009

New Images Available for My Digital Studio!

Not ready for the New Year? No problem! You can get ready with the two new digital downloads now available for My Digital Studio. The Calendar Grid Basic kit gives you several options for your calendar’s foundation, while the Calendar Basics kit will help you decorate your calendar in style!

118120 - Calendar Basics Kit - $9.95
121423 - Calendar Grid Basic Kit - $1.95

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December Technique Class

Today I would like to share with you the projects we did at my December Technique Class. First we did this card using both the Foil Paper Resist and Faux Diamond Dust techniques.

  • Delightful Decorations stamp set
  • Old Olive, Real Red, and Whisper White card stock
  • Bride Specialty Paper
  • Old Olive, Real Red, and VersaMark ink
  • Brayer
  • Stampin' Dimensionals
  • Ornament Punch
  • Real Red 5/8" Grosgrain Ribbon
  • Silver Elastic Cord
  • Iridescent Ice
  • Heat Gun

Next, we created some shimmer spary with rubbing alchohol and shimmer paint. We made this card then sprayed the whole thing with the shimmer spray to make it really sparkly.


  • Dasher and Many Merry Messages stamp sets.
  • Bashful Blue and Chocolate Chip ink
  • Bashful Blue, Chocolate Chip, and Whisper White card stock
  • Swirly die and Big Shot
  • Platinum Shimmer Paint

Next we did a pop up card using the O' Christmas Tree pop up die for the Big Shot. First, here is the front of the card:

Here are some shots of the inside.

  • Sparkly and Bright stamp set
  • Textured Chocolate Chip card stock
  • Glorious Green, Real Red, Crushed Curry, and Very Vanilla card stock
  • Glorious Green ink
  • Chocolate Chip 1 1/4" Grosgrain Ribbon
  • Big Shot
  • O' Christmas Tree and Tree Decorations dies
  • Sticky Strip

And lastly, we made a little box with Christmas tags in it. Here is a picture of the box:

Here is a picture of the matching tags:

Here is the whole set:
The tags fit nice and neat into the box!

  • Old Olive, Real Red, and Very Vanilla card stock
  • Snowflake punch
  • Gold Elastic Cord
  • Big Shot
  • Bitty Box and Envelope Die
  • Merry and Merry Details Dies
  • Mistletoe Ribbon Originals
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