Nov 19, 2008

Festival of Gifts Day Two!

Today's gift idea is a heartfelt way to keep track of time! It is an easy project, no matter which version you choose.

Here is a calendar that I made a few years ago. It is simply a chipboard office clipboard (Stampin' Up! didn't even sell anything similiar then) that I painted vanilla. I used a variety of craft inks to do a collage of designs on it. Tie some coordinating ribbons thru the clip - and it did used to have a stamped image with the year on top of the clip, but that has been lost.

The months are vanilla cardstock that I ran thru the printer to make grids on. Each month is stamped with an alphabet and images that 'go' with the month. I printed tiny pictures of family members and placed them as additional designs on the months of their birthdays (and moms in May, Dads in June, group pictures in Dec - you get the idea). It is a very inexpensive gift - and most of you likely have all that you need already tucked away in your craft corner!

Stampin' Up! carries a variety of calendars as well. This version (again not a recent project as you can tell by the long ago retired stamps!) is my favorite because when the year is over it pulls double duty! It is a great 6 x 6 double calendar. As you can see from the photos, you stamp the months and pages and it stands on your desk.
Once the year is over, you can pull out the perforated pages and add them to your 6x6 scrapbook! It is like getting two gifts in one!
Today's special is all calendar related.....
*Purchase a minimum of $50 'calendar products' (see list below) and get any Designer Series Paper FREE!
Calendar products include:
*Pg 167 of catalog - Birthday calendar, Days to Remember Calendars
*Pg 180 On Board Clipboards
*Holiday Mini Create a Calendar

This offer is good in the US only and expires Sunday Nov 23
Tonight is Stamp a Stack - paper is cut, Christmas MP3's ready.....
here are the cards the ladies will be doing

Nov 17, 2008

Festival of Gifts Week - Idea number one!

Today's gift idea is easy, easily adaptable - AND uses bits and pieces - making it very simple to complete several in one sitting. You will have seen the sample before - as it is part of my Countdown to Christmas classes - and now you can order a very inexpensive kit to make your own version at home.

I made mine a home decor piece on an 12x12 canvas. It is Christmas themed, but you could make them for any season or simply an all year round variety (it would be a great gift to a loved one to do one for each season!).

But, you can adapt the idea and do it on a piece of 12x12 cardstock for a fantastic scrapbook page or even scrapbook cover.

I made one for a fellow demonstrator in California - she used the Country Living kit (available thru me for a limited time) and made a similiar version. Here's hers with that ~

But lest you think I came up with the idea all on my own - nope, I adapted it from this page of the current Stampin' Up! catalog.

Now thru Thanksgiving I will have kits for you to make my Christmas version at home on your own. (the top sample). Included in this kit is:
*all the cardstock and paper that you need
*stamped/punched images (ready for you to watercolor)
*clips, pretties, filigree brads, hodepodge, brads, buttons, felt snowflakes
*Instructions emailed to you with close up pictures to re-create your own. You will need: adhesive, sticky strip, assorted inks for coloring, white acrylic paint and whatever you choose to mount it on (cardstock or canvas)
The cost of this kit is just $14 - that includes postage if you need it mailed to you! Orders taken thru the 25th only!
see you back here tomorrow with another idea and another kit!

Nov 14, 2008

Deadlines, Festival of Gifts and More!

Next week I will be hosting this year's festival of gift ideas right here on this very site! I will have some new things to show and even pull out some past favorites - giving you ideas that you can use to whip up some quick, but heartfelt (and very nice - no plastic canvas in site!) gifts for those you will be shopping for!

Here is a sneak peak at one of the projects -a large winter tote! Along with each project, there will be a special on select items that you will need to use to make the gifts! Watch Monday for items used in this tote - in addition - those who purchase on those days will get instructions and emailed samples to help you in your re-creating them!

Also - tomorrow is the last day to take advantage of the FREE rub on offer!

And - today is the last day to reserve your ink pad storage rack.

See posts below for details.

Nov 12, 2008

Get some FREE Rub-Ons!

Purchase the Stampin' Up! rub-on special ($20 in merchandise and then any rub ons at 20% off)
For every $20 + 2 rubons you purchase - get ONE additional rub on package for FREE!

Everyone who orders more than $55 in merchandise will go into a drawing for a Christmas packet of rub-ons, drawing will be held on Nov 16th.

When you purchase either the Country Living kit or my rub-on special, you will be entered in the drawing twice!

Nov 11, 2008

Ink Pad wall storage units!

You asked, you got it!

For a limited time only, my husband will be making these wall units to hold Stampin' Up! ink pads (although since our pads are large - most ink pads should fit!).

The units hold 60 pads and have quite a lot of room on the top to store assorted accessories.

The cost of the units is $65. If you need it shipped to you, add another $17. Of course, you are more than welcome to pick it up at no cost.

He will begin assembling them on Saturday, so if your name is in before then, yours will be in the first bunch!

Nov 5, 2008

Christmas Supplies club!!

Here are two fun decorations that we will be making at camp this Friday. There is space in both sessions if you want to come!

You can also get a camp to go - images will be stamped and all paper/embellishments sent to you - along with emailed instructions with photos of the completed projects. Cost is $20 which includes postage. We are making 7 projects!

Also - a limited one time purchase club is available. This club will include lots of Christmas inspired items for your upcoming craft making.

Cost of the Club is just $20 (+ $5 if you need it mailed to you). I will be ordering it by the end of this week, so you should have it the week or so before Thanksgiving. Here is what you get and the quantities:

*Holiday Treasures Designer Series Paper
1/2 sheet of each design
*Frosty Day Designer Series Paper
1/2 sheet of each design
*Ski Slopes Designer Series Paper
1/2 sheet of each design
*Alpine Ribbons
1 yards each design
*Riding Hood Red (candy cane!) striped grosgrain
1 yard
*Pretties Kit
1/10th of a kit
*Satin Ribbon - Kiwi/Vanilla
1 yard
*Taffeta Riding Hood Red
1 yard
*Designer Buttons
1/3 of packet

I will only be ordering one club, so get your spot soon!

Nov 4, 2008

Twigster 2 Go!

November's Class to Go features the stamp set from the Holiday Mini - Mr. Twigster.

Included in your $27 class fee is the STAMP SET, the paper, ribbon and other consumable products (for the hot chocolate gift set, you will need to provide your own marshmallows, mix and cups) to complete the four projects shown above. Instructions will be emailed to you with pictures of the projects.

If you live outside Indiana, there is a $5 postage charge to get the things to you. If you do live in Indy, you can elect to instead take this class as part of my Countdown to Christmas Holiday Extravaganza event - details for that are found by clicking the link above with my Class Schedule!

Nov 1, 2008

Country Living Kit now available - 15% off this weekend only!

November is here, time flies! This month is my birthday month - so I will be mixing up some of my own birthday specials to go along with Stampin' Up!'s birthday specials! Here is the first one...
Once again Stampin' Up! has partnered with Country Living magazine to bring you a fabulous holiday kit. All of you will love it, but for those of you who have not tried a whole lot of stamping - this kit has so much in it, that you can't sit down and feel like you can't create because you need some more supplies.
It has stamps, paper, adhesive, inks (even a refill!), ribbons, brads, glitters, chipboard - a slew of stuff. The December issue of Country Living will even have ideas on how to use your kit!
This weekend only - order the kit thru me and get 15% off the $49.95 price! It would make a great gift. You will need to contact me to get the discount, the online shopping feature isn't set up to take those:^)
Off to a football tournament.....