Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Check out these deals!!

You really don't have to sit in traffic trying to get to a mall then "shark" the parking lot trying to find a parking space! Think about how crowded the mall will be and just when you spot that "perfect" sweater someone grabs it and continues to shop while you go stand in that LONG line at the register! Don't forget how cold it's going to be outside and lugging packages out to your car will only feel worse!

Forget all that! Stay in your PJs, grab a cup of coffee (or hot chocolate), turn on your favorite Christmas music and have a seat in front of your computer! Go to my website ( and click the "SHOP NOW" button in the top right corner. From here you can save an AMAZING 20% - 50% on Stampin' Up! products! Just check out the deals on the bundles listed on the flyer above!! What's even better about it is that these products will be delivered to your door in no time flat!

How cool is that?! More time with your family, less time fighting the crowds at the mall! :c)

For a limited time, get select Stampin’ Up! bundles for up to 50% off. Click the picture above to start saving!

This holiday season, make Stampin' Up! your one-stop shop for fabulous decorations, cards, packaging, and gift ideas. We've got everything you need to make your holidays merry and bright!

The Holiday Gift-Giving Guide includes a list of products that make great gifts for family and friends.
Holiday Gift List - You can find gifts in a specific price range for easy shopping. If you're not sure what to buy, you can always give a gift certificate for any amount. Contact me for your gift certificate purchase.
Packaging & Tags - Whether you're wrapping a gift for a family member or giving your mail carrier a holiday treat, Stampin' Up! has great ideas--and products--for memorable holiday packaging.
Decorating - Beautiful handcrafted holiday d├ęcor is literally at your fingertips with Stampin' Up!'s treasure trove of ornament kits and unique ideas.
Card Making - Handmade cards add a uniquely special touch to the traditional holiday greeting. Get everything you need to make beautiful handcrafted cards--including ideas and supplies--at Stampin' Up!

Sunday, November 23, 2008

There will be a special promotion beginning Nov. 26th just in time for the holiday! Keep checking back to get the details.

Spend $20 on any Stampin' Up! product, and get 20% off Rub-Ons! Click here to see the rub-ons you can choose from.
If you're looking for a great gift (for your favorite stamper or yourself!), the Country Living Holiday Collection Stampin' Kit is a GREAT deal! They're only available while supplies last so if you want one you better get it now! Invite the warmth and coziness of the holidays into your home with Stampin’ Up!’s Country Living Holiday Collection Stampin’ Kit.

  • That's the Holiday Collection stamp set
  • Die-cut chipboard and Designer Series Paper
  • Card stock
  • Ribbon and cord
  • Pretties Kit brads
  • Dazzling Diamonds Stampin' Glitter
  • Adhesives
  • Classic Stampin' Spots

The kit comes with everything you need to create hand-made ornaments you can make in minutes that you’ll love using year after year . Imagine your home filled with simple and rustic ornaments like this snowflake ornament.

I forgot all about the Thanksgiving card I created for the people that are staying at our house over the Thanksgiving holiday! As a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator, we have access to some great ideas either online or through our monthly publication Stampin' Success. This way-cute turkey was in a past Stampin' Success - Oct. I believe - and I just had to make it to welcome our visitors to the house and wish them a wonderful holiday!

Would you believe this guy is created with punches? Yep, punches! Leave me a comment telling me how many punches it takes to make this little guy and I'll e-mail the correct guess the directions so you can create one yourself!
Here is a close-up so you can try to get a better count. :c) Good luck!
I created the following projects to put into our mountain house that we have in Helen, GA. The "Guest Book" is for renters to sign in and tell what they enjoyed in the area (and how much they enjoyed staying in our house! ;c}). It's a "Composition Notebook" that I covered not only the front and back cover but also the inside of both covers since they have some school-related information printed on them.

This is a closer view of the bottom of the Guest Book....
and this is a better view of the camper and bear. The camper is Brittany & Gary's favorite part of the book since it looks like those silver "Airstream" campers but my favorite part is the bear. I used some retired Stampin' Flock on him so that he would be "fuzzy". He's just too cute and soft to be a mean bear!
This is a 30-page book I created to give everyone ideas of things to do, places to eat and other places to visit in the area. I think it turned out pretty darn well if I do say so myself! ;c)

This is a close-up of the image on the front cover. Brittany liked the fish because I colored it like a Rainbow Trout. :c)

If you are going to visit the North Georgia Mountains in the near (or not-too-near) future, we'd love to have you stay at our house (Gary calls it a "cabin" but I say cabins don't have basements or upstairs bedrooms)! If you would like to see it, click here and if you would like to make a reservation, call 706-878-3830, ask for Bernie and tell her that you want to stay at "The Eagle's Nest".

To get more information on this beautiful little "Alpine village", click here. This is a beautiful little city tucked away in the mountains and you can't help but have fun when you visit here!

The Creekside MOPS Holiday Showcase was a good couple of days (followed by a week of not-good days!). These are the items I had on display/for sale.

These test tube treats make a great stocking stuffer for the little ones!
These bookmarks make it easy for your kids teachers to find those papers they need to grade!

These three cards are actually money holders! How stinkin' cute are they?!

These candles not only look good but they smell wonderful!!

Just think of all the treats and small items you can put in these bottles! So cute! :c)

Although you can really see the image (and I couldn't get a clear picture to save my life!), you can see that these "Snowman Treats" are York Peppermint Patty treats. Easy-peasy!

I made these super-cute goodie bags for my mom to give to the kids on her bus and their teachers. You can't really tell it but they have "googlie eyes" that are so darn easy to create it's easy to make a lot!

All you do is punch a 1 3/8" circle and cut it into a spiral. Adhere one end to your goodie bag topper and the other end to the "color" part of your eye (another 1 3/8" punched circle). Punch a 1 1/4" white circle and adhere on the colored circle, then add a punched 1/4" black circle as the pupil. Be sure to fill the bags and staple the topper onto the bag before you adhere the "googlie eyes".

The Sizzix Top Note Bigz Die is perfect to create goodie bag toppers with - super easy!

What have I been working on?

I made these ultra cute "spiders" for my niece and nephew. After seeing them, my sister-in-law (their mom) decided to make them for Donny & Sydney's classmates and Sydney's gymnastics team. After completing this "little" project, I've been "forbidden" to give them any other cute things like this! LOL!! Even though these are super easy (you only use punches and adhesive) it gets a little tedious when you are making about 75. ;c)

The only thing I forgot to do was take a picture of the ones I made using Halloween suckers instead of York Peppermint Patties. :c( I guess that's OK since these are cuter.

Tuesday, November 18, 2008


You know how behind you get when you get sick and can't do anything for a week? That's how bad it is right now! Apparently my body was fighting something off last week because I literally didn't wake up until 11a or 12p and one morning I didn't wake up until 12:30! Each morning (or should that be afternoon!) I would get up, brush my teeth and drag myself to the sofa where I would spend the day napping off and on until time to go to bed that night around 10p or 11p and I was exhausted! I'm hoping that all that sleeping helped my body fight off whatever it was that was trying to invade me! Today is filled with sneezing so I'm going to take an Allegra and hope and pray that it's my allergies acting up because of the wind! :c) I'm positive that's what it allergies.

I have a TON of things to get caught up on so look for new additions over the next few days. I just wanted to let you know why I had disappeared for the past week (prior to that I was preparing for classes & the Creekside MOPS Holiday Showcase). For now, take a peek over in the margin at the current special on rub-ons - AWESOME deal!!