Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Oh Wondrous Wreath video and Weekly Deals for week of {Dec 9}

Hello there friends!  Have you seen the Wondrous Wreath and framelit and coordinating photopolymer stamp set?  Well today, I've got a video share that'll show you the cool features of this framelit and stamps and give you ideas of how you can incorporate it in your holiday season of crafting! I actually used it for my Thanksgiving napkin holders, so it's definitely versatile enough to use for a lot of occasions.

Without further adieu, here's the video!

And, since today is Tuesday, that means Stampin'Up!'s got new weekly deals for you! These deals are good thru next Monday, Dec 15th while supplies last.

I personally love the envelope liners!  You can quickly fancy up your envelopes with a pop of designer series paper! The modern mosaic embossing folder is pretty awesome, too!  Here's a sample of cute simple cards I made with these a little while ago:

Thanks for popping by today.  Have a great one!

Friday, December 5, 2014

Year End Closeouts!

Hey there friends! I hope you had a great week! If you happened to miss the Online Extravaganza that ended at the beginning of this week, well don't you fret!  The good news is Stampin'Up! is having a Year End Closeout sale from now until January 5th where you can get up to 80% off select merchandise.  Now, wouldn't you say that's a sale that's worth perusing?! I just took a peek and there are lots of great deals!  This closeout is while supplies last, so if you have your eye on something, you might want to get it before it runs out!

Hope you have a great weekend!  We've got a busy one coming up - it's tree trimming and home decorating time at our house and I am SO LOOKING FORWARD TO IT! I'd say it's beginning to look a lot like Christmas....

Thanks for visiting today and I'll check in with you guys soon!

Monday, December 1, 2014

Advent calendar!

Hello there! Hope you guys got your Cyber Monday fix in.  As for me, as soon as I got home from work, I knew I had to finish up my advent calendar since today is December 1st!  So here it is.  Mind you, the little guy technically did have his 1st candy earlier today before the completion of this calendar (which happened later this evening1), so we are covered for Day 1. :)

Here are most of the supplies I used.  I got the chalkboard frame online and while I used the 25 and Counting retired stamp set, SU! does carry the Stamp brush set that you can download for MDS!  Here are all the deets for you:
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Hope you all have a great one!  I'll catch up with you guys soon.  Ciao for now!

November blog candy winners + SU! Doorbusters for Dec 1

Hi there blog friends and Happy December!  I'm excited to announce the winners of my 2 November blog candy promotions:

1) My November Stampin'Up! Anniversary giveaway...

goes to newfiecrafter (Marilyn)!  

2) My #blackfridayblogcandy....

goes to Carolee McCaslin!

Congratulations, ladies!  Please send me an email with your snail mail address ASAP and I will get your goodies out the door!

Now speaking of door...how about today's Online Extravaganza Door Busters?

These are available for 24 hrs only today, Dec 1st, while supplies last!

Here's a look at the deals:

The Blendabilities Bundle is an AWESOME savings and I'm pretty excited about the Project Life Bundle, too.  To check out all of the discounts available during this Online Extravaganza (which ends tomorrow, Dec 2) you can see them all here.

Thanks for popping by today!  Have a great Monday and I'll catch up with you all soon!

Friday, November 28, 2014

Simply Snowflake Gift Box Project and #blackfridayblogcandy giveaway!

Happy Black Friday! Thanks for coming by today. I know it's a busy day of shopping - either online or hitting the malls - so I appreciate you coming by to visit! I've got a fun share today...a project you can create with the November My Paper Pumpkin kit and a couple of sheets of DSP and card stock. But before we do that, I've got some blog candy to give away!  So, let's take a look at what you can win, shall we? All you need to do is leave me a comment on this post to be eligible to win! Here's a look at the goodies:

I'm giving away a Chevron embossing folder, Designer Brads, and a roll of Old Olive Scalloped Dots Ribbon. It's all packaged up and ready for one lucky winner!

I'll be making the announcement on Monday, Dec 1. All you need to do is leave me a comment on this post by midnight Pacific Time on Sunday, November 30th!

Now that we've got the blog candy covered, we can check out this alternative Simply Snowflake project!  I had fun putting this box together and am so pleased with the outcome that I will probably be making more of these as gifts for the holidays! Here's a closer look...

I used the Simply Snowflake card as a base and then scored it at 1" on either side of the original card score lines.  This makes for a finished box of 2"x 4 1/4/"x 3 1/2".

I used the All is Calm DSP to cover the sides of the box.

Here's a look at the top of the box, with the twine removed. 

And a peek at the inside.  Surprise! There's a set of cards and envelopes.  Aren't these so cute?!

Here's a look at the box filling, out of the box.

I made a set of these 3" x 4" cards using the stamps and washi tape from the Simply Snowflake kit from Paper Pumpkin and for the trim, I used a little All is Calm DSP.  I rounded the corners using the Envelop Punch Board.  There's a handy corner rounder punch right on the board!  You'll see that I used it on the envelope flap below as well.

Here are the envelopes I created using the Envelope Punch Board and the All is Calm DSP.  I'm such a fan of the Envelope Punch Board. LOVE these envies! They are such a cute size {though you can make so many different sizes on the punch board - so cool!}.  I'm smitten by the All is Calm paper, too - the prints are so FAB! The envelopes measure 3 1/4" x 4 1/4".

Here's a closer look at the set of cards and envelopes.  Whaddaya think?

Below is a list of supplies I used for the project.  Note that the Simply Snowflakes refill kit is available to order, though you need to be an existing Paper Pumpkin subscriber to get the refill.  If you're not one, I definitely encourage you to give it a try and subscribe! I think you'll really enjoy making the projects. You can click on the link below to purchase a 3 month subscription.

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Thanks so much for stopping by today! If you haven't taken a peek at Stampin'Up!'s Online Extavaganza, I definitely encourage you to do so.  There are lots of great deals on stamps and accessories that you don't want to miss!

Enjoy the rest of your weekend. Thanks so much for stopping in! If you'd like to check out more projects and #blackfridayblogcandy, hop over to Pink Bling Crafter!

Thursday, November 27, 2014

Happy Thanksgiving with a couple #tbt's

Happy Thanksgiving to you all, dear blog friends!  

As I'm sure many of you are in the midst of turkey day prep and/or festivities, I'll keep this short and sweet with a couple of flashbacks from Turkey Day's past...

Hard to believe that little man's first Thanksgiving was 3 years ago already!  

Here's a place setting from a few years back...

And our table.  

I'm now still in the midst of our turkey day prep myself, so I'll say bye for now and best wishes to you all for a very Happy Thanksgiving!!!

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Black Friday Blog Candy!

Hi there friends! I know you're probably getting ready with Thanksgiving festivities, but I wanted to share that I'll be having a blog candy giveaway to kick-off Black Friday.  So, come and visit me anytime Friday thru Sunday and leave me a comment and you could be a winner of some calorie-free candy! :)

I'll also be posting an alternative project for the November Paper Pumpkin kit. Fun stuff, so stay tuned....

In the meantime, don't forget that Stampin'Up!'s Online Extravaganza is going on now, so be sure to check out the great deals! Bye for now!