Sunday, October 28, 2012

A little enabling... SU! Promotions, They're awesome! :)

Happy Sunday everybody! Sorry, no Start-to-Finish Sunday today, but I do have a little PSA for you about some current - and AMAZING! - Stampin' Up! promotions. :)


OK friends, this is the BIG one! All day TOMORROW (Monday 10/29/12) almost ALL Stampin' Up! stamp sets will be 15% off! Stampin' Up! is trying to break the record for the most stamp sets sold in 24 hours. Here are the details:
- The only exclusions are hostess sets, bundled stamp sets, and digital stamp brush downloads.
- All the regular stamp sets - in both wood and clear mount! - in the 2012-2013 Main Catalog AND the 2012 Holiday Catalog will be on sale! It includes the personalized name stamps and the Sweet Pressed Cookie Stamps too! (Got any cookie swaps on your holiday calendar this year? *wink wink*)
- This offer is good between 12AM and 11:50PM (Mountain time) on Monday 10/29/12. If you're on the East Coast with me, that's 2AM on Monday until 1:50AM on Tuesday!

Now is the time to start thinking about your holiday cards! Tomorrow you can get the stamps you need at a 15% discount! The personalized stamps are great for holiday cards too - choose the one that corresponds best with your card design, then use it to stamp the backs of your cards or as the return address on your envelopes. Or maybe you have a friend who'd love nothing more than to find a stamp set or two under the Christmas tree! Those personalized stamps make great gifts too!

Here's how you can place your order tomorrow:
- Visit and click on the "Shop Now" button in the top right corner of the page to place your order online.
- Send an email with the items you've chosen (include item number and description please!) to
- Call me at (774) 722-2104 with the items you'd like to purchase.

Awesome Promo #2: I already told you about how Stampin' Up! is trying out a new program where they're allowing us to purchase just one or two stamp images from certain sets. They originally released the offer with 3 sentiment sets. Well, now they've added two new assortments of stamps - and some of them have never been seen before and aren't available any other way! Whoa! Check it out! (And check out my previous post to see the original 3 sets that are available as single stamps.)

AND - as if that wasn't enough! - Stay tuned tomorrow because Stampin' Up! will also be announcing their newest project kit! My favorite thing about Stampin' Up! is how easy it is to coordinate all their supplies and stamp sets, and they're making it even easier and so much fun by adding more and more kits to our crafting options. Well, this one was designed by and chosen by demonstrators and customers - How fun is that! I'm in the dark just like you, so I can't wait to see what it is! :)

If you have any questions about these promotions, please let me know! Looking forward to hearing from you tomorrow and helping you get 15% off stamp sets! :-D

Friday, October 12, 2012

Think Outside the Jar #2 - Spooky-Cute Spider Halloween Card

Did you think I forgot that I said Think Outside the Jar would be a series? :) I can't believe I posted the first video in August - it feels like just a couple weeks ago! My second project featuring the Perfectly Preserved stamp set in unique and creative ways is this cute and cheerful Halloween card.

This is one of the cards I made for swaps back when my upline and I went to Stampin' Up's regional event in Providence, RI. I've been sitting on this video for weeks, I just haven't had the chance to edit and post it! So go ahead and check it out! I gotta say I'm kinda in love with this card! :)

So just a little heads up for you, my friend. I know I haven't been holding up my end of the bargain as far as posting regular videos lately. No Start-to-Finish Sunday in like 3 weeks, and then I post 3 videos in one week? What's up with that? :) So I want to tell you in advance this week that I'll be on vacation next week so I won't be posting any new cards or videos until after October 24th. I still have a few Halloween ideas I want to share, so if I have the time, awesome, but please don't be mad at me if you don't hear from me for a while, OK?

Thanks for stopping by today!

Happy Stampin'! :)

Spider Jar Halloween Card Supplies

Monday, October 8, 2012

Countdown to Christmas - Layered Emboss Resist Tree

Hello! Happy Monday! Did you have the day off today? I didn't, but so it goes. :)

So, welcome to a new video series! I'm calling it Countdown to Christmas and my goal is to bring you a few Christmas project videos each month for October, November, and December. Hope you enjoy!

Here's my first Countdown to Christmas project. Am I allowed to say that I really love this card? Because I do! ;) I recently did a swap with part of my upline's upline and this is the card I made. If you wanted to mass produce this more than 10 times or so (I did 12 and it took a Lord of the Rings movie), you could omit the tags and simplify the layering.

For my video, I go over in detail how to do the layered emboss resist technique that I used for the focal image. Check it out below, or over on my YouTube channel.

Is there anything special you'd like to see in future Countdown to Christmas videos? Let me know!

Have a good week!

Happy Stampin'! :)

Layered Emboss Resist Tree Card Supplies

Saturday, October 6, 2012

World Cardmaking Day 2012

Happy World Cardmaking Day! I hope you're having a great, crafty day!

I didn't have time to get as much done as I'd hoped today because... guess what! I was totally stuck all day! No inspiration whatsoever! But I sat down to make a video anyway, and I actually kind of love the resulting card. Yay! :)

Y'all know how much I love to watercolor, and I just got this stamp set very recently. I was kind of stressing about my creative block, so I figured sitting down and coloring for a while was a good place to start. :)

So anyway, check out the video here, or over on my YouTube channel.

I hope you had - or are having! I know a lot of us do our best crafting at night :) - a fantastic World Cardmaking Day!

Happy Stampin'!

Watercolor Fall Blessings Card Supplies