Holiday Extravaganza SALE!

The Holiday Extravaganza Sale begins today!

Things to remember:

  • The sale begins Monday, November 23, 2009, 12:01 AM (MT), and ends Monday November 30, 2009, 11:50 PM (MT).
  • Discounts range between 30 percent and 50 percent.
  • For online orders, discounts will be shown in the shopping bag at checkout.
  • The Distribution Center will be closed on Thursday, November 26, and Friday, November 27, 2009, for the US Thanksgiving holiday. No orders will ship on those days.
  • Order deadline: Monday, November 30, 2009; 11:50 PM (MT)

If you prefer to place your order through me, I can do that. But with the Thanksgiving holidays, I can't guarantee that I will be available when you need me!

If you'd like to see a list of what's available, click over to this post on my other blog!

Christmas Giftables Class!

Looking for the special touch
of a handmade gift or décor item for Christmas?

Make these projects on
Tuesday, November 17 or Thursday, November 19 at 6 pm!
Payment/registration deadline is midnight Friday, November 5!

 Wreath: $25          
Great decoration or gift!
*a full package of Merry Moments DSP (115672, p 160), with half cut into strips for you to curl!
* wreath form, pins, ribbons

Seasonal Frames: $20 (made by you) or $25 (made by me)
Please specify the word or name you want and the color scheme.  I can make them for you to pick up, or you can put them together yourself the night of class.


Tag Tins:  $7
Beautiful tin with 16 handmade gift tags.  You will receive a packet of materials ready to assemble.

It's time to start!

It's not too early to be thinking about Christmas cards! If you'd like to get a jump on your cards this year, check out my Christmas Jingle Card Class!

Did you notice I used the new My Digital Studio to create the flyer??? Woohoo! I really love this program! I got my computer start in publishing, many years ago, and now I've come full circle. My Digital Studio is now available to order (October 1)! Click here to place your order, or contact me directly! 

Night & Day Halloween Play

Whoooooooo wants to come to a fabulous Halloween class???

Date: September 29 (so your decorations will be all ready!)
Time: 7 pm
Cost: $25, which includes your very own pack of Night & Day DSP from the Holiday Mini, plus everything you need to make the 3 projects shown here! (Boo Banner, Dracula Test-Tube Box, and Spooky Sweet Treat on a Stick)

Your pre-payment is your RSVP, and I will close registration on Monday, Sept 21 at 9 am. Don't miss out!

September Card Buffet

September's Card Buffet will be held

Tuesday, September 8, 6 to 9 pm (adults only)
Thursday, September 10, 10 am to noon (as needed--sign up early please!)

We'll be making some elegant cards with new sets, a sunflower candy jar, and butterfly magnets! Learn the polished stone technique with a little "out of this world" twist!

Happy Bearthday. $1.50
Welcome to Stampin' Up!'s new partnership--Build a Bear Workshop! This adorable little guy (I have a little girl bear stamp, too, if you prefer!) will make any child's birthday a little brighter. Other "bear" sayings available, too!

Mustard Medallion. $1.50
This is such an elegant card! Use it for a fall wedding, anniversary, or a formal invitation. Makes a great sympathy card, too. Simple and quick.

Watercolor Jars. $1.50
Love those aquapainters! Easy watercoloring makes this a wonderful any-occasion card.

Bermuda Elegance. $1.50
You may have noticed I like this color a little bit! This card uses one of Stampin' Up!'s embosslits as a layer for the sentiment. There will be 30 sentiments available that fit this punch! The pearls add a note of elegance.

Lattice Card. $1.50
This is a quicker version of one of my Convention swaps. Of course, if you don't need a "Hello" greeting, you can use anything else in my somewhat vast collection of sentiments!

Technique: Polished Stone with Aliens! $5
You can't quite tell from the photo how glittery those aliens are! Learn this fun and easy technique with re-inkers and glossy paper.

Sunflower Jar. $3.
This little jar will brighten your mantle, your desk, or your table. Makes a great fall birthday gift, too!

Chipboard Butterfly Magnets. $2 each (Please specify color preference)
My garden has been full of butterflies this season, and these magnets will help remind me of them all winter long! They look great on lockers, file cabinets, or refrigerators!

August Card Buffet

August's Card Buffet will be held a little late, to allow me to return home from the Stampin Up Convention with new ideas, new projects, and new excitement!

Tuesday, August 18 6 to 9 pm (adults only)
Thursday, August 20 10 am to noon

The deadline to order and pre-pay is midnight Thursday, August 13! Please let me know if you need a Paypal invoice!

Razzleberry Dreams. $1.50
Love this new In Color! Perfect any occasion card!

Basket Fold Birthday. $1.50
This is an oldie but a goodie! The "basket" on the front holds cupcakes for a fun twist on a birthday card.

Top Note Birthday. $1.50
The Top Note portion opens up on this card! A little bit of a "fancy fold" to give the card some extra interest.

Bermuda Blossoms. $1.50
Learn a background "secret" and add some of this great new In Color to your card collection!

Flower Wishes. $1.50
Don't you love that DSP??? It's new, and it can be yours from the new catalog! Fun and quick, you'll love how easy this card is.

Technique: Bandana Stamping. $5
This technique just screams summer to me! It's so fun, and you can make yours as intricate as you like!

Smores Kit. $3
Fun summer project that makes a perfect gift for your departing college student, a fun party favor, or a great little "thanks" for your co-worker.

Luggage Tags. $3 each
Any travel in your future?? How about a child returning to school? Mark your bags with these sturdy luggage tags! Please let me know your color choice and the initial.

July Card Buffet

Welcome to summer! July's Card Buffet will be held

Tuesday, July 7, 6 to 9 pm (adults only)

Thursday, July 9, 10 am to noon

The deadline to order and pre-pay is midnight Thursday, July 2.

Ice Cream. $1.50
Anybody want some ice cream??? Make this fun card with our great punches!

Neighborhood. $1.50
Great for a welcome card, change of address, or just a "we miss you"! You know you love the Watercolor Crayons!

Gate-fold Purses. $1.50
Fun, fun, fun! Don't you really need a new purse???

Scalloped Bluebird. $1.50
All from die cuts and punches, this bluebird will make you chirp with happiness!

Gray Flower Branch. $1.50
Elegant and simple. Works for a sympathy card, or any occasion!

Technique Project: Brayered Roses. $5
One of the hot new techniques using the Stampin Up exclusive Manhattan Flower embossing folder. Easy and quick way to make gorgeous roses in your favorite colors!

Zoo Matchboxes. $1.50
Punch art animals are so fun! Add a matchbox and you've got the perfect party favor, money holder, or treasure box!

Faux Alligator Purse. $4
Remember our Faux Alligator technique? Well, now you have the cutest cardstock clutch purse ever! Another great party favor, gift card holder, jewelry gift box--the possibilities are endless!

Bon Voyage Blog Hop

We're saying Bon Voyage" to a lot of old favorite stamps! Join me and my friends from Stampin Addicts in a grand tour of projects made with these soon-to-disappear sets! See sets you might have missed, re-visit old favorites, and fill your creativity file with fabulous new ideas!

A blog hop is a "loop" of blogs connected for a special occasion by easy-to-find links. Watch for the link to the hop here, or join me on my other blog to connect to a party full of amazing projects!

June Card Buffet

Welcome to summer! June's Card Buffet will be held

Tuesday, June 9, 6 to 9 pm (adults only)
Thursday, June 11, 10 am to noon

Lots of fun stuff this month--think about any veterans or servicepeople in your life who might need a patriotic card. Having a party? There's a great flowerpot notecard!

Green Thank You. $1.50
A fun, special-fold card you can personalize for any occasion.

Wedding in Black & White. $1.50
How many weddings do you have in June? Makes a great anniversary card, too.

Three Flowers. $1.50
Another all-occasion card, great to have on hand.

Patriotic Star. $1.50
For your favorite veteran or serviceperson, or even for a July 4th barbecue or summer birthday party!

Flower Pot. $1.50
This is such a fun card! Would work for a birthday or a party invitation! Easy, I promise!

Technique: Versamark Resist $5
Another fast, fun technique to make your card ROCK!

Flag Box. $3
Fun decoration for Independence Day! A great party favor, too.

May Card Buffet

May Card Buffet will be held
Tuesday, May 12, 6 to 9 pm (adults only)

Thursday, May 14, 10 am to noon

May is a busy month! Get your graduation cards, teacher gifts, end-of-school autograph books (or purse notebooks for the rest of us!), and Father's Day cards ALL taken care of! The deadline to sign up and prepay for May is Thursday, May 7. Let me know if you have any questions!

Summer Sun Thank You. $1.50
What a sunny card! Get the chance to use the new Scallop Oval punch, too!

Embossed Congrats. $1.50
Graduation is coming right up! How many cards will you need? Would also work for other congratulatory occasions.

Three Trees. $1.50
Father's Day! What's more masculine than trees??? Just kidding. This card is copied from my friend Paula! You know I always have other sentiments to fit in that punch--so if you don't need it for your Dad, you can still make this card work.

Die Cut Flower Thanks. $1.50
Great for any occasion. All ready to go, just glue the flowers in place!

Butterfly Birthday. $1.50
Die cut butterflies in vellum and cardstock! You know you love butterflies!

Technique Project: Stained Glass. $5
Elegant technique! Great for wedding cards or other special occasions. Acid free for fabulous scrapbooking elements.

Custom Notebooks. $5
These are great for end-of-school autograph books, teacher gifts, or just a notebook for your bag. You can add an initial or other image to the front. Let me know style and color. Some quantities limited.

Decorated Water Bottles. $2
Making their annual appearance for end-of-school gifts, these water bottles make great, useful gifts for friends, co-workers, teachers, or anybody!