Monday, November 23, 2009

Holiday Extravaganza – 7 day Sale!

I can’t believe this sale.  I think it’s the best one of seen since I became a demonstrator.  Don’t miss out on the great savings!  Sale ends November 30th.  That’s only 7 days to pick out gifts for friends, family and yourself.  :0)

120280 - Framed with Love Bundle

  • Framed with Love stamp set (pg. 119)
  • Full Heart punch (pg. 186)

Regular $43.90 - Sale $21.95

120281 - Thank You Kindly Bundle

  • Thank You Kindly stamp set ((pg. 145)
  • Scallop Edge punch (pg. 186)

Regular $29.90 - Sale $14.95

120282 - Animal Crackers Bundle

  • Animal Crackers stamp set (pg. 62)
  • Star Designer brads (pg. 179)

Regular $25.90 - Sale $12.95

120283 - Corduroy Button Bundle

  • Kraft Corduroy buttons (pg. 181)
  • Pumpkin Pie Corduroy buttons (pg. 181)
  • Summer Sun Corduroy buttons (pg. 181)
  • Basic Gray Corduroy buttons (pg. 181)
  • Chocolate Chip Corduroy buttons (pg. 181)

Regular $49.75  Sale - $24.88

120284 - Game Night Bundle

  • Card Games stamp set (pg. 121)
  • Game Night stamp set (pg 121)

Regular $40.90 - Sale $20.45

120285 - Four Square Bundle

  • Four Square stamp set (pg. 128)
  • Scallop Square punch (pg. 186)

Regular $30.90 - Sale $15.45

120286 - Heart to Heart Bundle

  • Love You Much stamp set (pg. 44)
  • Heart to Heart punch (pg. 186)
  • Pretty in Pink 1/2" striped grosgrain ribbon (pg. 182)

Regular $49.85 - Sale $24.93

120287 - Chipboard Letter Bundle

  • On Board Timeless Type (pg. 185)
  • On Board Loads of Letters (pg. 184)

Regular $25.90 - Sale $12.95

120288 - Double-Stitched Ribbon Bundle

  • Bashful Blue 1" dble-stitched grosgrain ribbon (pg.182)
  • Rose Red 1" double-stitched grosgrain ribbon (pg. 182)

Regular $17.90 - Sale $10.74

120289 - Ultimate Stampers' Starter Bundle*

  • Best Wishes & More stamp set (pg. 64)
  • Eight Great Greetings stamp set (pg. 46)
  • On a Pedestal stamp set (pg. 71)
  • Earth Elements Stampin' Spots (pg. 156)
  • Earth Elements assort. card stock(8-1/2"x11")(pg.156)
  • Whisper White card stock (8-1/2" x 11") (pg. 155)
  • Old Olive 1/2" striped grosgrain ribbon (pg. 182)
  • Flower Designer brads (pg. 179)

Regular $127.70 - Sale $76.62

120290 - Build-A-Brad Bundle

  • Calendar Alphabet stamp set  (pg. 151)
  • Pewter Build-A-Brad (pg. 179)
  • Antique Brass Build-A-Brad (pg. 179)

Regular $40.85 - Sale $24.51

120291 - Enjoy Every Moment Bundle

  • Enjoy Every Moment stamp set (pg. 65)
  • Circle Designer brads (pg. 179)
  • Flower Designer brads (pg. 179)

Regular $43.85 - Sale $26.31

120292 - Cheep Talk Bundle

  • Cheep Talk stamp set (pg. 113)
  • Note cards (pg. 168)
  • Pumpkin Pie Corduroy buttons (pg. 181)

Regular $42.85 - Sale $25.71

120293 - Sock Monkey Bundle

  • Sock Monkey stamp set (pg. 90)
  • Sock Monkey Accessories stamp set (pg. 90)
  • Chocolate Chip Corduroy buttons (pg. 181)

Regular $58.85 - Sale $35.31

120294 - Alphabet Bundle

  • Jayne's Type Alphabet stamp set (pg. 152)
  • Lovely Letters stamp set (pg. 152)

Regular $87.90 - Sale $52.74

120295 - Simply Said Bundle

  • Simply Said stamp set (pg. 51)
  • Old Olive 1/2" striped grosgrain ribbon (pg. 182)
  • Full Heart punch (pg. 186)

Regular $52.85 - Sale $31.71

120296 - On Board Bundle

  • On Board So Tweet (pg. 184-185)
  • On Board Batch of Blooms (pg. 184-185)
  • On Board Essentials (pg. 184-185)

Regular $42.85 - Sale $25.71

120927 - Christmas Décor Bundle #1

  • Holly Berry Wreath Décor Elements (Kraft, Real Red) (pg. 9 Definitely Decorative catalog)
  • Real Red Vintage Ornaments Décor Elements (pg. 9 Definitely Decorative catalog)
  • Chocolate Vintage Ornaments Décor Elements (pg. 9 Definitely Decorative catalog)

Regular $74.85 - Sale $44.91

120298 - Christmas Décor Bundle #2

  • Holly Berry Wreath Décor Elements (Chocolate, Real Red) (pg. 9 Definitely Decorative catalog)
  • Real Red Vintage Ornaments Décor Elements (pg. 9 Definitely Decorative catalog)
  • Chocolate Vintage Ornaments Décor Elements (pg. 9 Definitely Decorative catalog)

Regular $74.85 - Sale $44.91

120299 - Christmas Décor Bundle #3

  • Holly Berry Wreath Décor Elements (Old Olive, Real Red) (pg. 9 Definitely Decorative catalog)
  • Real Red Vintage Ornaments Décor Elements (pg. 9 Definitely Decorative catalog)
  • Chocolate Vintage Ornaments Décor Elements (pg. 9 Definitely Decorative catalog)

Regular $74.85 - Sale $44.91

120300 - For All You Do Bundle

  • For All You Do stamp set (pg. 118)
  • 5/16" Neutrals Jumbo brads (pg. 179)

Regular $36.90 - Sale $25.83

120301 - Striped Ribbon Bundle

  • Bashful Blue 1/2" striped grosgrain ribbon (pg. 182)
  • Pumpkin Pie 1/2" striped grosgrain ribbon (pg. 182)
  • Old Olive 1/2" striped grosgrain ribbon (pg. 182)
  • Pretty in Pink 1/2" striped grosgrain ribbon (pg. 182)
  • So Saffron 1/2" striped grosgrain ribbon (pg. 182)
  • Real Red 1/2" striped grosgrain ribbon (pg. 182)

Regular $47.73 - Sale $33.41

120302 - Bling Bundle

  • Sticky Pages (pg. 180)
  • Sticky Cuts Sweet (pg. 180)
  • Fine Supernova Stampin' Glitter (pg. 180)
  • Fine Galaxy Stampin' Glitter (pg. 180)

Regular $43.80 - Sale $30.66

120303 - Fresh-Cut Bundle

  • Fresh Cuts stamp set (pg. 107)
  • Fresh-Cut Notes (pg. 168)
  • 5/8" Neutrals Jumbo brads (pg. 179)

Regular $37.85  -Sale $26.50

120304 - Pendant Note Bundle

  • Pendant Park stamp set (pg. 118)
  • Pendant notes (pg. 168)
  • 5/8" Neutrals Jumbo brads (pg. 179)

Regular $39.85 - Sale $27.90

120305 - Sporting Bundle #1

  • Large Night of Navy Sporting Décor Elements (pg. 26 Definitely Decorative catalog)
  • Night of Navy Just Sports Décor Elements (pg. 26 Definitely Decorative catalog)

Regular $67.90 - Sale $47.54

120306 - Sporting Bundle #2

  • Large Chocolate Sporting Décor Elements (pg. 26 Definitely Decorative catalog)
  • Chocolate Just Sports Décor Elements (pg. 26 Definitely Decorative catalog)

Regular $67.90 - Sale $47.54

120307 - Sporting Bundle #3

  • Large Black Sporting Décor Elements (pg. 26 Definitely Decorative catalog)
  • Black Just Sports Décor Elements (pg. 26 Definitely Decorative catalog)

Regular $67.90 - Sale $47.54

114864 - Ginormous Flowers I Décor Elements (pg. 26 Definitely Decorative catalog)

Regular $39.95 - Sale $27.97

114863 - Ginormous Flowers II Décor Elements (pg. 26 Definitely Decorative catalog)

Regular $39.95 - Sale $27.97

112534 - 5/16" Neutrals Jumbo brads (pg. 179)

Regular $7.95 - Sale $5.57

112533 - 5/8" Neutrals Jumbo brads (pg. 179)

Regular $6.95 - Sale $4.87

112081 - Scallop Square punch (pg. 186)

Regular $15.95 - Sale $11.17

113693 - Full Heart punch (pg. 186)

Regular $15.95 - Sale $11.17

113694 - Heart to Heart punch (pg. 186)

Regular $15.95 - Sale $11.17

112091 - Scallop Edge punch (pg. 186)

Regular $15.95 - Sale $11.17

112571 - Circle Designer brads (pg. 179)

Regular $5.95 - Sale $4.17

112579 - Flower Designer brads (pg. 179)

Regular $5.95 - Sale $4.17

112572 - Star Designer brads (pg. 179)

Regular $5.95 - Sale $4.17

114785 - Small Wonderful Flowers Décor Elements (pg. 16 Definitely Decorative catalog)

Regular $39.95 - Sale $27.97

114786 - Medium Wonderful Flowers Décor Elements(pg. 16 Definitely Decorative catalog)

Regular $69.95 - Sale $48.97

114791 - Small Wonderful Leaves Décor Elements(pg. 16 Definitely Decorative catalog)

Regular $39.95 - Sale $27.97

114792 - Medium Wonderful Leaves Décor Elements(pg. 16 Definitely Decorative catalog)

Regular $64.95 - Sale $45.47

  *This bundle is only available while supplies last.

Contact me today to place an order!  Or go to my website and click on SHOP NOW.

Christmas Gift Buffet

“Buffet” means you pick up to 4 projects (per day) that you want to make.  I have 2 dates and 3 different times for you to come and PLAY!

Wed, Dec 9th  9am - 1pm  RSVP by Fri, Nov 27th

Wed, Dec 9th  6pm - 10pm  RSVP by Fri, Nov 27th

Sat, Dec 12th  9am - 1pm  RSVP by Wed, Dec 2nd

Send me an email with the date(s) you would like to attend and which projects you want to make.  Your cost will be based on the projects you choose, so I’ll send you a Pay Pal invoice.

Christmas Tags & Pouch - $5 for 16 tags & tag holder

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Ornament(s) - pick your color.  $6 for 1 or $19 for 4, both come in display boxes.

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Coasters - $5 for a set of 4 & holder (updated picture coming)

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Acrylic Gift Box of Cocoa $5

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Matchbook with Jewelry $5 – You pick 2 colors, main /accent

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 4 White Linen Napkins with Acrylic Rings $5

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2010 Calendar Blocks $15

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* You can order supplies for more 4 projects, then just do the things here that you can’t do at home!

Space is limited to 8 ladies per day so RSVP NOW!

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Chattanooga Regional Swaps – Part 2

Here are more of the swaps I received at the Stampin’ Up! Regional in Chattanooga.

This card was made by Karen Gloster

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It makes me want to have a spa day!

Cute Christmas card with non-traditional colors by LeAnne Smith.  I love the dry embossing, it add so much.

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Card by Kay Fulton

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There was no name on this card.  :0(  I’m definitely going to have to “CASE” this card.

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Card by Vicki Gates.  The more I see the 24-7 stamp set the more I like it!

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Card by Lora Howell.  You can’t see it but the ornament has a piece of window sheet over it that just adds a little something.

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Have a great day!

Friday, November 20, 2009

November Club Projects

The holidays are just around the corner and you’re either having thoughts of Thanksgiving turkey, Christmas decorations, parties, twinkling lights, wonderful music, or you’re dreading all the extra things that are going to be added to your list of things to do!

I’ve decided to remember all that I’m thankful for, to contemplate the true gift of the season, to think of Christ’s loving sacrifice for my soul, and to attempt to be a light in someone else's life, day, or moment. 

I’ve also decided to make the Christmas cards I can make without worrying about if it is 10, 20 or 100.  To have fun decorating our tree and the house with my family is a gift in itself, not a chore. 

Above all, I want to do all of these things with a sense of wonder and anticipation of God’s boundless gifts.  If it should start becoming “things to get done” on a checklist, well, that’s when I’ll quit and just enjoy the moment.

Well, enough Deep Thoughts by Lisa Vale!  :0)

Below is the card we made at November clubs.  You can’t really see the technique, but take my word for it, it looks wonderful! I don’t know if the technique has a name, but we’ll call it “Painting with Crystal Effects”.  The ornament on the right is stamped with Old Olive craft ink and embossed with clear embossing powder.  The ornament on the left is stamped in Basic Black craft ink and clear embossed also.  You could use black embossing powder, but I find that I end up with specks of black everywhere, even when I use my Embossing Buddy!  The red part of the ornament is our technique.  Take your Real Red re-inker and place an amount about the size of a dime on top of a stamp box or other plastic surface (something that you can wipe off or the ink won’t soak into).  Add another dime size amount of Crystal Effects.  Mix with a paint brush and paint in your image.  This mixture won’t dry right away so you have some time to play with it.  If you clean your brush right after you’re done, you’ll have a brush for next time.  Just wash it with warm water and soap.  However, it will stain your brush, so I wouldn’t use one near and dear to your heart, but at least you won’t have to throw it away when you’re done.

This project will take some time to dry so plan on letting it sit over night to insure it’s completely dry.  When it dries it’ll remain shiny and looks almost like stained glass.  It’s a really pretty effect.  I’m going to try it on vellum and see how that turns out.

ORNAMENTAL CHRISTMAS

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Stamp Sets:  Tree Trimmings (116722), A Cardinal Christmas (111760)

Paper:  Old Olive, Basic Black, and Whisper White cardstock

Ink:  Black Stazon, Old Olive & Basic Black craft ink, versamark pad

Accessories:  3/4 Polka-Dot grosgrain ribbon, clear embossing powder, Stamp-a-ma-jig.

LEAFY NAPKIN HOLDER

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I saw this made at a Stampin’ Up! regional in Chattanooga this year.  It looks much harder to make than it is!  I used the Scallop Envelope bigz die to make this.  You gotta love the BigShot.  It made this project so easy.  I’m already thinking about a Christmas one, oooh, and Easter, and birthdays….Uh oh, I’d better get crackin’!

All you need to do is cut 8 scallop envelopes and glue them together by their flaps, in one straight line. Adhere either end together to form the box.  Place a 6 3/8 square piece of cardstock down in the middle.  This makes it really easy to square the box.  Adhere to bottom flaps and decorate. This makes the perfect size holder for regular sized napkins.

Stamp Set:  Falling Leaves

Ink:  Soft Suede classic ink, versamark pad

Paper:  Really Rust, More Mustard, Always Artichoke, & Summer Sun card stock

Accessories:  1/2 Polka-Dot Soft Suede grosgrain ribbon, Hemp Twine, Mini glue dots (lots), Ticket & Horizontal Slot punches, Dies: Scallop Envelope, Lots of Tags, & Leaves #2, Dimensionals

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Remember – No pressure this season.  What gets done, gets done.  What doesn’t,  didn’t really matter!  Love on someone this season, it’ll be a blessing to them and to you.  What’s more important, reaching into someone else's life and giving of yourself or making sure all the lists in your life are done?

“And that’s all I have to say about that.”  -Forrest Gump

As always, thanks for looking. :0)

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Bunco – Stampin’ Up! Style

My friend and upline, Mandy Grant started Bunco night a couple of months ago.  Instead of cash prizes our cash is turned into Stampin’ Up! products and hostess benefits.  How fun is that?  A night out, having fun and laughing too much, plus the chance to order supplies with our winnings.  If that isn’t enough we also get to do a Make N’ Take!

Here are our Make N Takes from the first two months:

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This was such a fun and easy card to make!  It looks way more complicated than it really was.

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We used the Movers & Shakers die and the Medallion stamp to make this card.  It was super easy and super fast.

There is always room for more players……. :0)  If you’re interested, spots will be open in January.  We play the 1st Thursday of each month.  Let me know if you’d like to join.

Lisa

Friday, November 13, 2009

Playing In My Stamp Room

I finally had about an hour to myself in my stamp room and I was feeling creative.  Those two don’t seem to go hand in hand these days!  :0)

I was playing around with the stamp set I won at convention and this is what I came up with.  Now, for those of you that know me…  For me to create a card and finish it in under an hour is, well, nothing short of a miracle!

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Stamps:  Falling Leaves, Cheap Talk

Paper:  Kraft, Old Olive & Whisper White card stock

Ink:  Crushed Curry, More Mustard & Bravo Burgandy classic ink pads. Pumpkin Pie, Old Olive & Soft Suede Stampin’ Write Markers.

Accessories:  1/2” Library Clip, Dimensionals and Ribbon Originals Mistletoe (Holiday Mini)

Tools:  SU! Perfect Details texturz plate, Big Shot, Color Spritzer, Paper Piercing Tool, ScorPal, Stylus, & Classy Brass Templates – Pick A Petal

What ever did I do before the Big Shot?  I can’t seem to make a card without it anymore!

Thanks for looking!

Thursday, November 5, 2009

November Christmas Card Stamp-a-Stack

If this looks familiar, it’s because I copied it straight out of the current Stampin’ Up! Idea Book & Catalog! It was too cute, and simple enough for a SAS.

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CLASS DATES (pick the one that works best for you):

  • Wednesday, November 18th – 10am-12pm
  • Wednesday, November 18th – 7-9pm
  • Saturday, November 21st – 10am-12pm

REGISTRATION FEE: $15*

FEE INCLUDES: All supplies needed to make 10 cards, Star punch**, 10 envelopes, and snacks.

*Add 10 more cards for an additional $6.00 **You can substitute a different punch of equal or lesser value.

Registration Deadline: Monday, November 9th

Sign up today by clicking on the “Buy Now” button, upper right of my blog, just below my picture. You can also contact me to pay with cash or check.

Lisa Vale

Chattanooga Regional Swaps

Well,  if you really could pave a road with good intentions, then I’d be working on a 4 lane highway!  I had every intention of catching up and posting more often but…… :0)

Our group attended Stampin’ Up!’s regional seminar in Chattanooga a couple of weeks ago where we saw some creative new techniques.  We had a great time!  Just when you think “surely I’ve seen everything”, someone comes up with a new way to do something that just blows you away!  I’ll be sharing some of those new techniques and ideas between now and Christmas.  For now, here are a few of the swaps I received while I was there.

AUTUMN TURQUOISE

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To be honest, when I first saw this paper in the Holiday Mini Catalog, I thought “hmmm, turquoise, interesting…” but now that I’ve seen it in person I’ve definitely changed my mind!  :0)  The Designer Series paper is called Autumn Meadows (116769) and is on page 13 of the mini catalog.  This card was created by Phyllis Shephard from Newnan GA.

PETALS-A-PLENTY CHRISTMAS

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The Real Red background on this card was embossed using the Petals a Plenty Textured Impressions folder (116284), page 21 of the Holiday Mini catalog.  I love these embossing folders and texturz plates, they add so much to a card, without any effort.  I wish I could give credit to who made this but they didn’t include their info on the back.  :0(

 

RUDOLF TAG

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This little guys is so cute!  I wish you could really see his shiny nose and the shimmer paint that’s all over the front of this tag.  It gives it a subtle sheen without looking like glitter.  His nose has a drop of Crystal Effects for the “effect”.  Rudolf is from the Sparkly & Bright stamp set (115346) in the big catalog, page 41.  The shimmer paint you can find on page 27 of the Holiday Mini.

RETRO REINDEER

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I love this reindeer!  It’s a stamp you can purchase individually, called Dasher (116816), page 208 in the big catalog.  This one also had no info on the back, so I can’t give credit here either.  She used the Holiday Lounge Designer Series paper (115676), also from the big catalog. It’s hard to see, but the white background is scored with vertical stripes to give it some added texture.  It’s such an easy and free technique to spice up a card.

SNOWMAN PARTY

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Sadly, this set is retired, but the card was so cute I had to show it.  This picture really picks up the sparkle of the Dazzling Diamonds glitter on the snowmen.  It looks really pretty IRL.  The Whisper White layer was run through the BigShot using the Textured Impressions Embossing Folder “Finial Press” (115963), page 195.  To keep from embossing the center, just make an oval mask out of chipboard to put over the top before running it thru.  Vickie Harwood from Hixson, TN made this card.

EVERGREEN GLITTER

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This card also uses the same technique when embossing.  Dazzling Diamonds has been sprinkled over the trees, but you can barely see it here.  The Textured Impressions Folder used here was Petals-a-Plenty (116824), page 21 of the Holiday Mini Catalog.

I’ll be posting more of my swaps in the next few days.  No seriously, I will!

Thanks for looking!