January Card Buffet

Looking forward to a new year of new projects, new stamps, and new techniques!
January's Card Buffet will be held

Tuesday, Jan 6, 6 to 9 pm

Thursday, Jan 8, 10 am to noon

Deadline to order and prepay is noon on Dec 31!

Saffron Friends. $1.50
Choose from a variety of sentiments for this fun, springy card! We all need a little pick-me-up this time of year!

Clam Birthday. $1.50
Doesn't this card just make you smile? I love those little clams! Makes a great masculine card, too.

Kiwi Thanks. $1.50
The bold patterns just make this card feel rich. Choose any sentiment you like to personalize it.

Glitter Flowers. $1.50
Ooh, glitter! The sparkle makes this card extra special. Punches make it extra easy.

Butterfly Window. $1.50
Use the Curly Label Punch to make this peek-a-boo window. Easy card for any occasion.

Ribbon Bookmarks. $4
These bookmarks make a great gift for the book lovers in your life! Choose from monogram, kitty, or strawberry! This is the yummy Vanilla Hodgepodge Hardware--you'll love it!

Black Friday Sales!!!

Stampin' Up! has a great Black Friday sale going on NOW! Click the image above to order directly from my Stampin Up website, or contact me by email. Call or email me if you need any help. Because you KNOW I can help you spend your money, right? And the beauty of it is, this is Christmas stuff, so it doesn't have to come out of your stamp budget. :-) Don't miss out! Quantities are limited! If you'd like to see the bundle lists, click on the document below!

Christmas Gift Buffet

Lots of options for your holiday gift giving! Enjoy the fun of making handmade gifts and leave the prep to us! We're meeting early this month, because December gets SO busy!

Tuesday, December 2, 6-9 pm (adults only)

Thursday, December 4, 10 am to noon

We'll start small. :-)

Christmas Tags. 5 for $1
Make any number and style you choose--or design your own. A handmade tag makes a gift extra special.

Lip balm holders. $1.50
These make great stocking stuffers or gifts for friends, young and old.

Clear purse ornament. $1.50
What a great party favor or gift for a classmate! This is one of my favorites.

Calendar. $5
This makes a great stocking stuffer or co-worker gift. Quick to make, fun to give!
Thanks to my friend Stacy for this project!

Christmas Notebook and Pen. $5
Great for making those endless Christmas lists. The perfect "pre-Christmas" gift for friends and co-workers. Fits nicely in your purse, and everyone will be jealous that your lists are so cute!

Pretty Christmas Plate. $5

Dress up your neighbor gifts of goodies with this elegant Christmas plate! Handwash safe, the images are on the bottom of the plate.

Holiday Nugget Tin. $7
Elegant enough for your boss or your mother-in-law! These are great to have around "just in case" someone drops by with a gift for you.

Santa Candy Jar. $10
Stamped with vintage Santa images, this jar will be a hit at your desk or on your table! And if you need something for a gift exchange, this is the one for you. Candy included. Click on image to view close up.

Card Organizer. $20 Custom made for you.
I know you've been wondering how to give away some of those cards you've been hoarding! This is the way to make them into a fabulous Christmas gift. Tuck a few cards in each pocket, and your lucky friend will be set for an entire year. Choose your colors--deadline to order is November 21.

Noel or Name Frame. $20 Custom made for you.
Nothing is more personal than your name! Choose your colors and tell me the name you'd like framed. Moms LOVE these! And please don't tell my mom, because this is her Christmas present. :-) Or choose the Christmas version for an elegant wall hanging. Order deadline is November 21!

November Card Buffet

November? Where does the time go???
Join us Tuesday, November 11, 6-8 pm (adults only) or
Thursday, November 13, 10 am to noon (Happy Birthday, Maddy!)

Turkey Card. $1.50
He's so cute, isn't he??? Use this as a Thanksgiving note card or a place card for Thanksgiving dinner! Or just make him a cute thank you. He's made of punches, so this card is easy and fast.

Scalloped Envelope Card. $1.50
This is an elegant thank you that uses one of our new Big Shot dies. Tiny cute card, felt flowers, what else do you need?

Friendship Tree Card. $1.50
Isn't this a cool new set? Love that tree! Make this an any occasion card--birthday, thank you, friendship, or whatever you need.

Celebrate Z-fold. $1.50
I know how you all love fancy folds! Here's a simple Z-fold with a scalloped edge, using our new punch. If you'd rather take it to the masculine side, leave off the scallop and the flower! Lots of different sentiments to fit that punch, so make the card YOU need!

Peek-a-boo Birthday Card. $1.50
This is such a fun card--another fancy fold! Untie the ribbon, and the whole front of the card opens! It can easily be used for a masculine card, too. And it makes a great party invitation!
This card is based on a card by Marjo J.

Technique: Brayered Markers. $5
Another glossy paper technique! Makes a fancy background with not too much fuss. You can make it in any color combination, for any season. And you know you want the M&Ms, right? {wink}

Stamped Tile Coasters. $4 each
Wouldn't these look cute in your kitchen! Or as trivets on your Thanksgiving table. They make great hostess gifts for the holidays. They are sealed, so the ink is hand-wash safe!

Christmas Envelope Album. $7.50
I know it's early, but wouldn't it be nice to have these all made for the grandparents (or anyone else!) before the holiday rush sets in? Take the opportunity to get a few gifts out of the way early! All the grandparents in our lives will be receiving one this Christmas!
If you leave off the felt snowflakes (and I don't know why you'd want to!), the album works for any season. It has 8 pages plus 4 pockets with tabbed inserts--all decorated in beautiful designer papers.

October Card Buffet!

Oh, fall is my *favorite* season! Other than my allergies, but we'll just pretend I don't have any, ok? I always get excited about papercrafting this time of year, because there are so many fun seasonal projects to do! Be sure to sign up early for Card Buffet, so you don't miss out on anything!
Tuesday, October 14, 6-9 pm (Adults only)
Thursday, October 16, 10 am to noon (Happy Birthday, Leiane!)

So, are you ready to see the projects????

Frankie. $1.50
Don't ya just wanna kiss him???? Who doesn't need a good Frankenstein card this time of year? Totally easy to make with punches! Frankie makes a great party invitation, too!

Chocolate Sympathy. $1.50
This elegant card can be a sympathy, birthday, anniversary, anything card! Just a couple of stamps, and with the new scalloped edge punch, those scallops are a breeze!

Plum Thanks. $1.50
Yes, there is a punch for that scalloped square! Aren't you happy? You know I hardly ever make you cut stuff out. {wink} This stamp comes from the new Ronald McDonald House set, Say It with Scallops. Ask me how you can buy this set and donate to this great charity all at the same time!

Big Flowers. $1.50
Let's hear it for die cuts! These flowers are made with the new Stampin Up Big Shot and the Flower Layers die! Easy-peasy! And is that ribbon to die for, or what??? Make this quick and easy card for *any* occasion.

Scallop Cupcakes. $1.50
Ok, I saved my favorite for last! Isn't this the cutest? All those scallops are courtesy of either the Big Shot or the scalloped circle punch, so this card is cute *and* easy! Come on, you know you want a cupcake!

Technique--Faux Silk. $5
I am "saux" into Faux lately, can you tell? Another great technique that makes your cards a WOW without breaking the bank. I'm not sure you can make a dress out of it, but for cards it's GREAT!

Magnetic Bookmark. $2
These bookmarks stay put in your book--instead of falling out when the book gets bumped! Make great quick gifts!

Halloween Treat Baskets. $3
Another project courtesy of the Big Shot--you're going to love these little baskets and tags. And custom wrapped chocolate--life doesn't get any better than that, right? Great gifts for co-workers, classmates, neighbors, and friends. There will also be an "autumn" version available, if you don't do Halloween.

Treat Jar. $8 with gourmet jelly beans, $5 for empty decorated jar

Makes a great treat for your desk, or a wonderful fall gift! All 4 sides are stamped with different Halloween images. The ghostie is my favorite! You could even {gasp} fill it with something healthy, like almonds, if you had to.
Free Smiley Courtesy of www.millan.net

Here's a picture of the top of the jar, too!

So, you think you're a Big Shot!

Stampin Up has announced a partnership with Sizzix to bring you
{drum roll, please}

The Stampin Up Big Shot!

Can you believe it? I'm *so* excited! Stampin Up exclusive dies and the ability to cut cardstock, designer paper, foam, leather, thin metals, felt, and more!

To celebrate, I'm having a Big Shot Party! Come and try out the new Big Shot and some of the exclusive new dies! You'll also get to make 2 projects for free, and there will be a special for anyone who places an order that night!

Mark your calendars now for Wednesday, August 27 at 6:30. Space is limited, so sign up now! See you there!

September Card Buffet--a tribute to Convention swaps

Ah, September! Cooler weather, quieter stores and streets, turning leaves, and Card Buffet! The dates are Tuesday, September 9 6-9 pm (adults only) and Thursday, September 11, 10 am to noon. Please let me know which you'll be attending!

I just returned from the
annual Stampin Up Convention loaded with wonderful card and project ideas! So in honor of all the great swaps I received, I am featuring some of them as the projects for September. We'll make copies of the ideas you see below!

Kindness Card. $1.50
This card designed by Gayle Enouen features the new Bella Rose designer paper and the new Scallop Edge punch! No more making those scallops with the corner rounder. Yay! As always, you may use whichever sentiment stamp you wish--and I have lots of new ones for you to try!

Floral Bird Birthday Card. $1.50
This beautiful card, designed by Abbie Lockwood, features the bird silhouette from the set Always. You could almost squeeze by using this as a masculine card! And any sentiment would work.

Daisy Smiles Card. $1.50
I love the bright white flowers on this card by LeeAnn Greff! It's a simple Wow card--our favorite kind!

Flower Silhouette. $1.50
This card is based on a sample designed by the Stampin Up staff for us to make. Silhouettes are hot right now, and you'll love this stamp! Several sentiments are available for you to use.

Tangerine Spring Card. $1.50
This gorgeous card by Kim Dent will work for any occasion! Easy to watercolor, you can take as much or as little time as you like.

Technique: Faux Metal. $5
Learn this fabulous way to get inexpensive metal embellishments! They really dress up a card or gift, and they don't add a lot of weight for mailing!

Sticky Note Keychains. $2 each
How cute are these! They make great little gifts for teachers, coworkers, or family. Choose the style you like best!

B Yourself Mini Scrapbook. $6
This badge holder mini book is perfect for a brag book, or to remember a wonderful summer! Because it's small, it's great for slipping in a purse or backpack as a remembrance.

It's a hot, hot summer!

Hope you enjoyed your 4th of July holiday! I'm taking July off from customer events, but you can still place an order. Remember that stamps on the retiring list (see below) will no longer be available on August 10! Please place your orders for all current In Color items (designer papers, ribbon, cardstock, and ink) and any retiring stamps before that!

Here is a card I made with some of my new catalog goodies! I can begin taking orders for the new catalog on August 11. Be ready!