Thursday, October 30, 2014

There's A Card Thursday - October 30, 2014 - Watercolor Winter Card Kit Card 1

I love water coloring and when I saw the Watercolor Winter Simply Created Card Kit in the Holiday Catalog I had to have it.  Besides I have to send out 300 cards I really need all the help I can get and a Christmas Card kit really helps.

If you need some quick and easy cards you really should try this kit.

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The only thing better than FREE Designer Series Paper, is six months worth of FREE Designer Series Paper. It's simple: During the month of October, when you sign up to be a demonstrator, you will earn one FREE package of Designer Series Paper for six whole months!
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Happy Stamping

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Great Project Life Giveaway and Weekly Deals from Stampin' Up!

Price: $8.95 $6.71
Punches are a quick and easy way to add interest, dimension, and color to your cards, tags, and scrapbook pages. You can glue punched shapes directly onto your projects or layer a sheet of cardstock that has been punched over a coordinating cardstock for a reverse effect.

■ Handheld style

Price: $9.95 $5.97

This download was added on 9/6/2011

Use our coordinated Autumn Traditions kit to mix and match greetings of gratitude with several fall designs for your scrapbook pages, journals, invitations, home décor, or any project. Includes a six- and 32-piece stamp brush set, 12 Designer Series Paper patterns, four punches, and a one-page 11" x 8-1/2" designer template. Coordinating colors include Always Artichoke, Elegant Eggplant, More Mustard, Ruby Red, and Soft Suede.

Price: $28.95 $21.71

It's a ribbon for you! You're the best, really. You'll love creating a ribbon for whatever the occasion with this Two-Step wood mount stamp that coordinates with the 1-3/8" Circle, 2-3/8" Scallop Circle Punches and the Bitty Banners Frameless Dies. Set Quantity: 7. First appeared in 2014-2015 Annual Catalog.

Price: $15.95 $11.96
Punches are a quick and easy way to add interest, dimension, and color to your cards, tags, and scrapbook pages. You can glue punched shapes directly onto your projects or layer a sheet of cardstock that has been punched over a coordinating cardstock for a reverse effect.

■ Sleek body style
■ Large surface area offers precise cutting and leverage
■ Locks to store

■ Slim and stackable

Price: $7.95 $5.96
Create sweet edges for cards or envelopes. 1 piece. 5-3/4" long.

Coordinates with Delicate Designs Embossing Folders

Price: $7.95 $5.96

74 buttons: 4 each of 3 styles in 6 colors. Overall measurements: 11/16", 7/16", and 5/16".

Price: $24.95 $18.71

Cut your stamped images, create layers and frames! 8 dies. Largest image: 2-3/8" x 1-1/8". Coordinates with Just SayinÕ Stamp Set.

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Stampin' Up! is having a  PROJECT LIFE giveaway
 One lucky winner will win a complete Project Life by Stampin' Up! prize pack including every product available in the product line! You could also win one of 100 Project Life by Stampin' Up Card & Accessory Packs.
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* Being a Stampin' Up! demonstrator does not affect your odds of winning.

Back Order Problems From Doc Worker Strike.
October 27, 2014
We are experiencing some significant delays at our west coast ports due to a breakdown in negotiations with union dock workers. These delays have and will impact items coming in from China until an agreement is reached.  The Wonderful Wreath Framelits Die (item 135851), the Curvy Keepsake Box Thinlits Die (item 135853), and the Tree Punch (item 135859) are currently on backorder due to this delay and the list will likely get longer as the strike continues. This may also result in delayed shipping of the November Paper Pumpkin kit.

Thanks for your patience as we wait for a resolution to this situation. 

Happy Stamping

Tips & Techniques Tuesday - October 28, 2014 - Breast cancer Awareness Curvy Keepsake Box

This Month is Breast Cancer Awareness Month.  I always schedule my Mammogram for this month,  helps me remember.  I really hope all you have gotten your mammogram this year.  When I go I usually bring something to the staff. This year I will be bringing them this Curvy Keepsake Box.

tams# 1621

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I really hope you liked this it was fun to make.  Make sure you get your Mammogram soon.

Happy Stamping

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Grandma's Rocking Chair - October 26, 2014 - I don't have time to craft

Grandma's Rocking Chair Question - I don't have time to craft?

I was at a craft show this weekend and it seemed like everyone told me that they didn't have time to craft. So I thought if I was hearing it from them that maybe you folks were also to busy to craft.

Here is what I tell folks that say they are to busy to craft.  When I was working in a left brain world, planning making sure I met deadlines, remembering numbers and projects, I would feel exhausted when i got home from work.  I was cranky and would yell at a drop of the hat.  I was always a crafter crocheting, ceramics, basket weaving, ornament making and finally paper crafts.  I noticed if I went to my craft room after I got home and just spent  15 - 20 mins and created (used my right brain) I could come up and be a human being.  It took me a while to realize it but I did need that me time.

Everyone needs to have some me time just to recharge your battery.  You can not keep doing for others if you don't spend time for yourself.  It is like a car running on empty you have to fill it up every once in awhile.

If you are in a left brain kind of job, or just hauling kids around all day doing errands you have to stop for yourself.  I found, I got a lot more done if I took that 15 - 20 minutes just for me,  I had more energy and could focus more once I had that time.  If you enjoy crafting, then craft, if you enjoy walking then walk, if you enjoy reading read but do it for yourself.

Even though now I do crafting as my job.  I find that after making and editing videos or writing blog posts, or doing a stamping party I still find it energizing to create for me.  I like to make a box, or card or something fun just for me.  Lately I have been buying two My Paper Pumpkins a month.  One for my video and customers and one for me I love to make them as they are only about 30 minutes to do the whole kit and that is perfect.  Sometime I do the instructions and sometimes I just wing it.

Sometimes it is cards.

Sometime it's a project.

I would suggest that if you need some me time and you are a crafter that you really look at getting My Paper Pumpkin.  Some great projects and they include everything you need except scissors and sometimes adhesive (lately they have been including that). $19.95 plus tax  you can't beat that for a boost to your energy and self esteem.

You can order two ways.

You can get prepaid subscriptions of 1, 3, 6 or 12 months. This also makes a great Christmas Gift, wouldn't you like your significant other to give you 30 minutes a month me time?  Just click here to order yours.

You can also get a monthly subscription where you give them a credit card and they charge you every month. To start your subscription click here.

I really would love it if you ordered Paper Pumpkin it is great.  But no matter what do something for yourself, don't say you don't have time.  Make the time as it is very important for your health.

Happy Stamping

Thursday, October 23, 2014

There's A Card Thursday - October 23, 2014 - Work of Art Chevron Thank You Card

This week has been super busy so I needed a quick and easy Thank You Card.  I went to one of my go to Stamp Sets - Work of Art.

I got about 5 of them done is a short time frame.

It works with any of our colors and looks so good.

I hope you enjoy the video.

tams# 1560

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If you have enjoyed today's video and would like to make some cards yourself please go to my website and purchase your Stampin' Up! products. Click here to get there.

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