Tuesday, September 13, 2016

My New Acquisition

 We went shopping, yesterday, for wedding supplies but while we were in Michael's, I saw this Washi Tape holder (well, it's actually called a Craftstack) that I have been wanting for a long time, but  I was waiting for it to come on sale.  Well, it finally did...and at a time I was actually AT the store....it 50% off....so I snatched one up for myself!  I got the larger one.  There is also a smaller one with just two drawers, I believe.
I don't have tons of Washi Tape, but I like things organized and this is the best thing I have seen to organize Washi Tape.

I think it originally was something that was used for seasonings, for your kitchen cupboard, but I am quite sure some crafter figured out really soon that it would be an awesome addition to a stamp room. YouCopia makes them.

Here is what it looks like open!

I only opened the two drawers because I don't have any more Washi tape.   And, the neat thing is....if you get another one, they stack!!!

I like that it is up on a shelf out of the way, but easily accessible.

And, I think I am going to go get another one, if they are still on sale, as I got an idea and checked it out....and found that I can fit my little Ink Spots in those drawers, too.  So, I'll have one for Ink Spots, that I get with my Paper Pumpkin every month.

LOVE having things organized and easy to find.

By the way, check out the new items they have put on the clearance rack HERE. FIVE pages full!!!

Here are just a few items that SU has put on clearance. There are punches, framelits, stamp sets, paper, embellishments and more!
Hope you are having a fantastic day!!!
And, remember, too, the September weekly special is over with today!! Tomorrow starts a new week of specials.


Saturday, September 3, 2016

Stampin' UP Specials for September 1-7th

Stampin’ UP! has just announced a new program of DEALS just for the month of September.

Each week, they will list a new set of special DEALS where you can save money on items you might want to stock up on.

You can save 25% on select annual catalog products through from September 1-21!  Check out the discounted products for the week of September 1-7 below.  The sale products will change weekly so check back often.  You don’t want to miss out on these great deals! Just click on the items to go directly to my online store.

Blossom Builder Punch

Price$18.00 $13.50
Price$9.00 $6.75

Metallic Enamel Shapes
Price$7.00 $5.25

Regals Enamel Dots
Price$9.00 $6.75

Subtles Enamel Shapes
Price$9.00 $6.75
Have a great day!!!!


Friday, September 2, 2016

Slider Card Technique by Stampin’ Up!

Thought you might like to see a cool video featuring slider cards, today!!
To be honest, I haven't ordered the set, yet! WAY too many other things on my list.....and just can't get it all at once....bummer.   But, it's fascinating to see what all you can do with it!!

I am busy getting ready for a stamping retreat, in just a week, planning two classes and a wedding on the last day of the month!  Since the new holiday catalog just came out, now all I want to do is PLAY with all the new 'toys' and will be sharing those soon.  But, first things first :-(

SPECIAL OFFERS!  Save 25% on these select Stampin’ Up! products September 1 – 7. Watch for more special offers to come throughout the month of September!  TIP:  These 25% off products are the perfect add-on items to your holiday catalog order!

Enjoy your day!!!


Thursday, September 1, 2016

Today IS the DAY!!!

Yes, today is the day that you can order from the brand new Holiday Catalog!!  YIPPPPEEEE!!!!

If you don't have a physical catalog you can visit my Stampin' UP! website 

I am excited to find out just which products you are most excited about, so please leave me a comment after you have looked through the catalog and tell me your favorite stamp and product in the new catalog.

If you do not currently have a demonstrator, I would be honored to be your demonstrator.

If you do not have a catalog and would like one, please send me an e-mail and I can get one out to you.  I only charge for shipping.

I'll be sharing card ideas from the Holiday catalog in the upcoming weeks!!!

Oh and Happy Birthday to my hubby!!!  Today is his birthday!!


Wednesday, August 31, 2016

It's Beginning to look a lot like Christmas!!!

It's beginning to look a  lot like 

Well, not actually, it's still summer here, Fall doesn't even officially begin till the 22nd!

BUT at Stampin' UP!  Christmas begins tomorrow!!  Well, being able to order from the new Holiday catalog, anyway.

And, if you wish, you can begin by watching the Stampin' UP! YouTube videos.
Here is one using one of the products from the new Holiday catalog.


I was able to pre-order some of the stamps and other products and although I can't show you the inside of catalog nor the products IN the catalog, itself, I CAN share a card or two I have made using these products!!  I will be sharing those over the next few days.

I am totally excited about the products that I ordered and I think you will be too.

On a sad note, the Thoughtful Branches bundle will no longer be available after the inventory is depleted.  They initially said that August 31st would be the last day to order UNLESS they still had some in inventory.

Here is a note from Stampin' UP!

We will continue to make the Thoughtful Branches Bundle available while we have supplies; once our inventory is depleted, this exclusive bundle will no longer be available, nor will it be offered in future publications. 

I am bummed that it won't be made available in a future catalog, as I have had a blast playing with this stamp set and it cuts so beautifully!!!

So if you have been on the edge thinking you might like to have it but not sure, all I can say is.....after today, it will only be available while the inventory lasts. supplies last.  So, don't wait too long!!

If you would like to see a few cards that I have made using this bundle, I had posted some ideas on my blog here,  here and here .

Hope you have an awesome day and don't forget to take time to Paws N Stamp!!!


Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Thoughtful Branches Apple Tree

I decided to do a tree featuring apples.  It was a quickie so could have made a sky and other things to add to the card, but wanted something simple.

Afterwards, I thought about making the apples shiney....but they aren't shiney on a real tree....so guess it's good left as is!

Tomorrow is the last day you can order Thoughtful Branches and then it will not be available after that.  UNLESS it sold really well and they decide to bring it back!!  But, that's not a given!  LOVE this set!!!!

Here are the supplies that I used to make this card.

Have fun stamping!!!


Monday, August 29, 2016

Hydrangea Card

Yet another card that I did using the Thoughtful Branches bundle.  This time I made a Hydrangea!

It doesn't show up really well, but after I cut out the pieces for my 'Hydrangea', I stamped them with Heat & Stick Powder and added Dazzling Diamonds glitter. Then, embossed it again.

I attached one flower to the stem and then attached the other on top of that with a some Stampin' Dimensionals.

After attaching the 'flowers' to the card, I added tiny pearls.

I will list the 'ingredients' for the card at the end of this post!

Have a Fantastic Day!!!


Table built using Product Table Builder by The Crafty Owl - Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator.