Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Weekly Deals!

Two posts in one day!  I'm on a roll!  Not really, I just forgot to share this week's Weekly Deals with you in my first post.  I still have holiday brain going on.  That and my hubby will finally be home 1 week from today!  I can barely stand it, I'm so excited.

Here are this week's weekly deals.  Be sure to stop by my store to get yours while they last!

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Mini Treat Bags Make Great Gift Card Holders

This year I got all my nephews gift cards for Christmas.  They are at that age where all they want is video games so this was the best option for me.  I decided to pull out my trustee Mini Treat Bag thinlet and get to work!  I used the Merry Moments Designer Series Paper Stack for all the bags.  One piece of paper was the perfect size for one bag!  I then created an insert for the mini treat bag and punched a slot for the ribbon in the top with the Curvy Corner Trio Punch.  I did have to pull out retired ribbon as all of my current ribbon is gone and I am forcing myself to use up all of my retired product before I buy any new ribbon (okay, okay, maybe I won't wait that long)!  I used Mini Glue Dots to adhere the gift card to the insert.  The Among the Branches stamp set was perfect for these gift card holders.
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Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Weekly Deals and Holiday Schedule

Below are this week's Weekly Deals!  Be sure to get in on these steals before they're gone! 
My Holiday Schedule is has been very hectic and will continue to be until the end of January.  I typically host Christmas at my home since mine is the largest in the family and also centrally located.  This year is no exception.  However, my house is a complete wreck!  My daughter moved home from college, as she will be taking the spring semester off to have her first baby and my first grandbaby!  Yay!  After that, she will be transferring to a school that is only 20 minutes from home rather than 3-1/2 hours so that this Nana can help out with childcare while she finishes her degree!  That being said, I have boxes EVERYWHERE!  I will be spending the next 2 days cleaning and sorting so as to be ready for all of my family on Christmas morning.
Then in the first week of January, my honey will be returning home for a nearly 3 week vacation ... he is currently overseas with his job and has been gone since the end of June.  I cannot wait to see his gorgeous face coming off the airplane!  We will be taking a cruise with our children, my parents and some close friends of ours.  Super excited about that as well. 
I will continue to post Weekly Deals (with the exception of January 12 as I will be on the ocean) and will sporadically post projects during the next 4-5 weeks while I spend time with my family.  I have been working on some projects, just haven't made the time to photograph and post them, but I promise I will do my best to get a few up, especially those last few projects from the Holiday catalog before it ends on January 4. 
In closing, I would like to wish you all a very Happy Holiday Season!  Enjoy your time with your families! 

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Thursday, December 17, 2015

November Customer Appreciation Card

If you've followed my blog, you know that I like to send my customers an appreciation card each month.  Last month I began including a PDF with instructions to recreate the card.  My customers (who I really consider friends) love it and I'm so glad! 
I'm not always the most creative on my own, but I get inspiration from other crafters' blogs, YouTube, Pinterest and all sorts of other places.  This month's card is a CASE (Copy and Share Everything) from Dawn Griffith's video.  She's an absolutely amazing paper crafter!  I just love everything she does!  
I'm SUPER late getting my November Customer Appreciation Card out this month.  I always shoot for the 5th of the month, but this month has been extremely crazy and I just haven't been on the ball.  But, here it is!  Enjoy!


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Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Occasions and Sale-a-Bration Goodies!

I just got my preorder of Occasions and Sale-a-Bration goodies.  I know I'm a little late, but I had to hold off with Christmas right around the corner.  This has been a very crazy month for me already.  My son gets out for the winter break on Friday at 2:30 and you can bet your bottom dollar I will be upstairs in my craft room digging in to all this lusciousness!!!  I'll be sure to share ASAP!

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Weekly Deals and Year End Sale

Hi Friends!  I just wanted to update you on this week's Weekly Deals and remind you of the ultra fabulous Year End Sale!  Be sure to head on over to my online store to grab your goodies while they're available!  If you order $150.00 or more in product (before tax and shipping) then you qualify for Stampin' Rewards!  If you'd like to place a smaller order, please use Hostess Code CW6M4RWB.  All orders will receive a small thank you from me! 

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Thursday, December 10, 2015

Year-End Sale

The Year-End Sale is here!

 It's the end of the year, so Stampin' Up! is cleaning our inventory and making room for new products--and we're offering you some great savings while we do it! We're adding more products to our clearance rack and discounting select items from the holiday catalog. (Products on the Holiday Retiring List are now discounted up to 40 percent.) During the Year-End Sale, you can find ALL discounted products in one location in the online store: under the Year-End Sale category. So don't fret if you don't see the category "Clearance Rack" on the online store right now--it has been integrated into the Year-End Sale.

  • Promotion Dates: December 10, 2015-January 4, 2016.        
  • No minimum purchase required.
  • No refunds or exchanges on Year-End Sale items.
  • Items offered during the Year-End Sale are while supplies last.
  • Year-End Sale orders are eligible for Stampin' Rewards with qualifying orders.
  • Following the Year-End Sale, some remaining items may stay in the Clearance Rack. Other items may be removed from the Clearance Rack to be added at another undetermined time.

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Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Peaceful Pines for the Holidays

I participate in a monthly card swap with some fabulous ladies.  This card was my swap for October ... I know, I know.  I'm pretty late in sharing!  The good news is that the stamp set and matching framelit are being carried over into the Occasions Catalog which begins January 5, 2016.  And if you before January 5, you can purchase the stamp set and framelits in a bundle and save 15%!!!  I love the festive feel of this card.


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Friday, December 4, 2015

October Customer Thank You

Each month I make a little thank you card for my customers.  I am a little late in posting October's, although they did go out in the mail on time!  I also include a PDF with instructions and supplies needed to recreate the card.  I was really happy with this card.  Once again I featured the Acorny Thank You stamp set.  Love this little gem!

Thanks for stopping by!
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Thursday, December 3, 2015

Let's try this again!

Once again, life has gotten in the way of my creative time.  It's been quite a while since I last posted.  I have several projects to share over the next several days and I've been working on updating my blog pages to have current contact/ordering information.  My contact page and order page are now good to go.  If you'd like to join me on this Stampin' Up! demonstrator journey, you will still need to contact me directly as that page is not updated yet. 
This was a fun card to make!  It was for a monthly swap that I participate in.  I love how the Woodland Textured Impressions Embossing Folder with some ink swiped over the top adds so much to this card.  I'm really sad to see it retire.  The Acorny Thank You stamp set was NOT on my list of favorites when I first saw the Occasions Catalog.  However, it quickly rose to the top!  It is just so stinkin' cute! 

I hope you enjoyed my card today.  The supplies needed to recreate this card are below.
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