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Friday, November 27, 2009

Treat Box #2

Like I said, window sheets make lovely little things. This time I used the set Wandering Words from the Holiday Mini and I changed the box score lines to 1,5, 6, 10. I used white staz-on for the stamp on the window sheet. I am loving making these gift boxes.

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Treat Box!

I had a little time this morning. I have to be home and wait for my new mattress to be delivered! (Happy early Christmas to me and my husband.) Anyways, one kid is sleeping and the other is busy playing. Yeah! I got to play too.

I just love window sheets. They make such beautiful things. Besides I needed to get started on a few teacher's gifts. Gift boxes are always fun to make. I just used the typical 2, 4, 6, 8 box. Wouldn't you like to get one of these?

Monday, November 23, 2009

Holiday Extravaganza!!!

Wow! They have got some seriously amazing deals going on. From November 23-30, get amazing discounts-up to 50 percent off-on over 40 products and product bundles! Fantastic gift ideas for cheap. Problem is that it is first come first serve while supplies last. I will put in an order every night from now till the 30th if I need to. Call (604 946-4994) or email (hands76@hotmail.com) me with your orders. Here is the link. http://www.stampinup.com/ca/enc/15615.asp You are going to want to check this out right away!

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Season of Simple Grace

Things have slowed down a little and I had some time to design a simple card for my mom's Christmas cards. She bought this set with her Christmas cards in mind and has been waiting for me to come up with something simple for her. This set is called Season of Simple Grace. There is no special technique used here but I just love the layout of this card with the nativity scene spread out. I also decided to design a little gift box for her in case she decided to give someone one of the beautiful bracelets she makes. I just love the softness of this ribbon and how wide it is. It is so effortless to make a gorgeous bow using it.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Christmas Bags & Tags Class

I have been wanting to do this class for awhile. I just love making purse cards and can't wait to share them with you. I even added a little something inside to turn it into something that can hold a gift card. The class will be Thursday, Dec. 3 @ 7:00 pm. Class fee is $20. We will be making 1 purse card, 1 gift bag, and 20 gift tags (4 each of 5 designs). The class should be approx. 2 hours. Call (604 946-4994) or email me (hands76@hotmail.com) to reserve your spot. Bring a friend that has never stamped with me and receive 2 extra tickets for the door prize.

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Technique Club

I'm back. I've been lost in my room getting ready for a Christmas open house that I participated in. Now that that is done I was able to clean up a little and find my camera. Plus I got to play a little and get ready for Sunday's technique club. Here is what we are making.




The first is using the sweet treat cups. With this card I used the shimmer paints on the soft suede. I absolutely love the shimmer paints. If you don't have them yet, you have to get them. They are in the Holiday Mini Catalogue. One super cool way to use them is to take a small spray bottle and fill it with rubbing alcohol. Then add a little shimmer paint, shake to mix and spray your project. I spray some part of almost every card I make nowadays.




The next card is a double layer pocket card. One pocket for a little note and one pocket for a gift card. I saw this card on one of my favourite demonstrator's blog. Inking Idaho.




Last but not least. My all time favourite set from the Holiday Mini is Delightful Decorations plus the ornament punch to match. The possibilities are endless with this duo.

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Gift Giving Guide

You have to check out this Holiday Gift Giving Guide Promotion!!! It's got the coolest products this year, pulled out and featured! This is a GREAT thing to print out and give to your husband or loved one with your wishlist attached! Or use it to find gifts for kids, teens, neighbours, card makers, scrapbookers, and more--or to find the supplies you need to create special handcrafted gifts.


Plus, from November 1 to January 4, receive a FREE D├ęcor Elements piece (up to a $22.95 value) when you spend $65 on products in this guide! That's like "Sale-a-Bration" in December.


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Monday, November 2, 2009

Great Hostess Offers!

There is still one more month to get these great hostess rewards! Host a workshop totaling $330 or more and choose any one item* from the 2009 Holiday Mini Catalogue for only $14! (Offer excludes hostess sets and My Digital Studio.) Plus...host a workshop of at least $525 and get My Digital Studio for 50 percent off the retail price (retail price: $106.95; promotional price: $53.47) when you use your hostess free dollars!*

Here are a few ideas using the level 1 hostess set, Patterned Pines, from the Holiday Mini. I just love making purse cards. I made these the perfect size to slip a little gift card inside.