Friday, November 29, 2013

Let It Snow in Baja Breeze

I'm still working on different card designs to use up some Baja Breeze cardstock and Ski Slope dsp.  Easy peasy and good to mail.

Stamp Set: Best of Snow
Cardstock: Whisper White, Baja Breeze and Ski Slope dsp
Ink: Baja Breeze
Accessories: label bracket punch and stampin' dimensionals

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We celebrated Thanksgiving dinner with the Miner's.  Bob and Troy put a whole turkey and (later) a turkey breast in the deep fryer.  Yummo!  Troy also put a ham in the oven for the non-turkey eaters (sinners)!  Seriously, the ham was delicious.  Lisa made stuffing and mashed potatoes with gravy.  Someone made a sumpitious corn casserole.  Becca made sweet pototoes.  Miranda did the cranberry relish.  I did the green bean casseroles.  Appetizers were mostly done by Melissa and Lisa with me adding a spinach dip and bread.  Dessert were pies by apple (Julie) and pumpkin and pecan (Melissa).  BTW, the pecan pie was divine, Melissa used our Grandma Free's recipe!

Caroline and Becca made the placeholders for the diners.  Each of use got a custom made turkey.  Here's mine:

I just love my card maker turkey!  Thanks girls!

Thursday, November 28, 2013

Happy Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving Everyone!

I hope each and every one of you has a blessed day.  Enjoy those people who share this special day with you and remember those who are not with us. Wear loose clothing since it's the start of the eating season.  Wear body armour to the Black Friday sales.  Most importantly, don't go into debt to make someone have a Merry Christmas.  It's just not worth it to your wallet.

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Let It Snow

I've been trying to use up some retired designer series paper that I came across for some Christmas cards.  Here's what I have for you today.

Stamp Set: Best of Snow
Cardstock: Whisper White, Baja Breeze and Ski Slope dsp
Ink: Baja Breeze
Accessories: label bracket punch, little felt flurries, Baja Breeze seam binding, and stampin' dimensionals

Tuesday Weekly Deals and Little Frosty

It's Tuesday, time for some more weekly deals.

1 Square Punch
Price$15.95 $11.96
Beautifully Baroque Textured Impressions Embossing Folder
Price$7.95 $5.96
Cherry Cobbler 3/4 Chevron Ribbon
Price$8.95 $6.71
Compilation Of Recipes Designer Template - Digital Download
Price$14.95 $8.97
Floral Frames Framelits Dies
Price$26.95 $20.21
Peekaboo Frames Bigz L Die
Price$32.95 $24.71
Regals Stampin' Write Markers
Price$28.95 $21.71
Soft Sky Classic Stampin' Pad
Price$5.95 $4.46

Today's card features one of the anniversary stamps from the Best of Snow. Frosty the snowman was an all time favorite, he's returned in a smaller format; so Little Frosty he is.

Stamp Set: Best of Snow, Teeny Tiny Wishes
Cardstock: Baja Breeze, Tangerine Tango, Whisper White, Frosty Day dsp, and Ski Slope dsp
Ink: Basic Black, Baja Breeze marker, Tangerine Tango marker, Basic Black marker
Accessories: Scallop edge punch, modern label punch and Stampin' dimensionals

I can't remember what die or punch I used for the layered piece under the greeting.  When I have extras I put them in with whatever paper pack it came from.  I came across a few sheets of the retired dsp and decided to try to use it up.

Saturday, November 23, 2013

McKenzie and Pete's Wedding Day

Today, my niece, McKenzie is marrying her childhood sweetheart, Pete.  We would have liked to be there to witness their marriage, but we just can't make it out to Idaho for a quick weekend.  May God bless their union and bless them with loving children.

Stamp Set: French Flair, Sincere Salutations
Cardstock: Certainly Celery, Brushed Gold, Whisper White, Vellum
Ink: Encore Gold Metallic and Versamark
Accessories: gold embossing powder, heat tool, 5/8" Certainly Celery satin ribbon

McKenzie's favorite color is a bright, cheery green.  Her card need to be "mailable" so I didn't get to glam it up too much.

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Turkey Thinlit

Can you believe it's only one week until Thanksgiving?  Christmas is right around the corner.  I gave this card to my doctor when I saw her yesterday.

Stamp Set:  Harvest of Thanks, Holidays and Wishes
Cardstock: More Mustard, Really Rust, Orchard Harvest dsp
Ink: Early Espresso
Accessories: Big Shot, Thinlits Label Card, mulberry paper leaves

The plaid paper was too busy for candy dots so I decided to add the mulberry paper leaves.  

The Endless Wishes photopolymer stamp set has sold out and will no longer be offered.

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

13 Days of Holiday Sales

Sunday afternoon brought several tornadoes through Illinois into Indiana.  My family was safe and we had no damage in our area.  My nephew, Matt, was at the Bears game (his first pro football game ever) and had to endure the weather delay there.  Apparently there were 16 tornadoes varying from EF2 to EF4 that destroyed many homes and businesses.  Several people lost their lives.  Please pray for these families.

Dates: November 20-December 2, 2013

Details: It's time for online holiday shopping! So during these 13 days only, you can get incredible discounts-up to 50 percent-on some of your favorite products! This is the perfect time to stock up on some of your favorite items or try a new product.  Some products will be discounted for the entire sale!

Wednesday, November 20th, Day 1 offers three doorbusters at 30% for the first 24 hours:

  • Stampin' Trimmer
  • Simply Scored Diagonal Plate
  • Many Marvelous Markers

Check back tomorrow for Day 2 specials.

Monday, November 18, 2013

Weekly Deals for this Week

We hope you enjoy this week's weekly deals!

Backyard Basics Item # 129380
Regular Price: $24.95 US/$30.95 CAN
Discounted Price: $18.71 US/$23.21 CAN
Pumpkin Pie Chevron 3/4" Ribbon
Item # 130015

Regular Price: $8.95 US/$12.50 CAN
Discounted Price: $6.71 US/$9.38 CAN
Chocolate Chip Chevron 3/4" Ribbon
Item # 130014

Regular Price: $8.95 US/$12.50 CAN
Discounted Price: $6.71 US/$9.38 CAN
Color Coach Item # 130118
Regular Price: $14.95 US/$18.95 CAN
Discounted Price: $11.21 US/$14.21 CAN
Little Labels Punch Pack Item # 126881
Regular Price: $16.95 US//$22.95 CAN
Discounted Price: $12.71 US/17.21 CAN
Stampin' Write Markers Subtles
Item # 131263

Regular Price: $28.95 US/$37.95 CAN
Discounted Price: $21.71 US/$28.46 CAN 
Talking Tags Item # 129723
Regular Price: $7.95 US/$9.95 CAN
Discontinued Price: $5.96 US/$7.46 CAN
Unknown Blessings Ensemble
Item # 131311

Regular Price: $17.95 US/$19.95 CAN
Discounted Price: $10.77 US/$11.97 CAN

Sunday, November 17, 2013

Eye-Catching Ikat

Another photopolymer stamp set is available.

Eye-Catching Ikat photopolymer stamp set
12 stamps $13.95    134624

Saturday, November 16, 2013

Green Harvest of Thanks

I decided to do a different version of a card I did recently.  To bring out the grain of the textured impressions embossing folder, I rubbed Very Vanilla ink over the raised edges.

Stamp Set: Harvest of Thanks
Cardstock: Crumb Cake and Old Olive
Ink: Old Olive and Very Vanilla
Accessories: Big Shot, TIEF Woodgrain, Bitty Banners framelits, Apothecary Accents framelits, Spice Cake designer buttons, 1-1/4" Old Olive grosgrain ribbon, sanding block, glue dots, stampin' dimensionals

A Honey of a Day

Yesterday was my friend, Diana's birthday.  Here's her card:

I stamped the honey pot on the inside of her card.  Isn't it cute?  The stamp set is a retired Stampin' up set.

Stamp Set: Just Buzzin' By
Cardstock: More Mustard, Basic Black, Whisper White, and Ginger Blossom dsp
Ink: Basic Black and More Mustard
Accessories: 1-1/4" circle punch, 1-3/8" circle punch, dazzlin' diamonds glitter, two-way glue pen

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Double Embossed Birthday Card

By now the two ladies who I made this card for have received it.  This card is double embossed.  First it was put through the Big Shot with a textured impressions embossing folder.  Then, I rubbed (a very juicy) VersaMark pad over the top of the impressed image.  Next, sprinkle some silver embossing powder and heat.  Simple and elegant.  Voila'!

Stamp set: Vintage Labels
Cardstock: Pretty in Pink and Strawberry Slush
Ink: Strawberry Slush and VersaMark
Accessories: Big Shot, TIEF Lacy Brocade, heat tool, silver embossing powder, scallop circle punch, 5/8" Whisper White satin ribbon, and stampin' dimensionals.

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Festive Flurry Ornament kit

Just in time for Christmas decorating, it's the Festive Flurry Ornament kit.  

Festive Flurry Ornament Kit

Available starting 11/12/2013 - while supplies last

Add a little festive flare to your holiday decorating with our new Festive Flurry Ornament Kit! Top presents, embellish cards, create a wintery garland, or trim the tree. How you use them is up to you!
The kit includes everything you need (minus adhesive) to create 10 snowflakes, including

  • 10 feet of Soft Sky Ribbon
  • Printed cardstock - die cut and scored, ready to be assembled (Soft Sky, Crumb Cake, Whisper White Cardstock and Silver Glimmer Paper)
  • Large Rhinestone Basic Jewels (40)
Product name:Item #: Price: 
Festive Flurry Ornament Kit135813$14.95

These are only available while supplies last so take advantage of this offer-just in time to create 10 heirloom ornaments! Get your order in early so you have plenty of time to make them for Christmas gifting-or for your family tree!

Monday, November 11, 2013

New Tuesday Deals

We got some snow in Chicagoland yesterday.  The girls had fun playing outside for a while until they realized it was literally freezing!  

Time for another week of Tuesday Deals:

Gift Bow Bigz L Die Item # 129977
Regular Price: $32.95 US/$40.95 CAN
Discounted Price: $24.71 US/$30.71 CAN

1-1/4" Burlap Ribbon Item # 132140
Regular Price: $7.95 US/$9.95 CAN
Discounted Price: $5.96 US/$7.46 CAN

Extra Large Gift Box Item # 132147
Regular Price: $3.95 US/$4.95 CAN
Discounted Price: $2.96 US/$3.71 CAN

Mini Muslin Bags Item #132180
Regular Price: $9.95 US/$14.95 CAN
Discounted Price: $7.46 US/$11.21 CAN

Orchard Harvest Swatchbook Item #128137
Regular Price: $12.95 US/$13.95 CAN
Discounted Price: $7.77 US/$8.37 CAN

Real Red Simply Created Goodie Gear Simply Created Item # 132161
Regular Price: $4.95 US/$6.95 CAN
Discounted Price: $3.71 US/$5.21 CAN

Witches' Brew Designer Series Paper
Item # 132185

Regular Price: $10.95 US/$13.50 CAN
Discounted Price: $7.11 US/$8.77 CAN

Remembering Rodney

Today is Veteran's Day and the first Anniversary of Rodney's passing.  Rod was a veteran who served in both the Marine Corps and the Air Force.  He's the first of our family (this generation) to pass away.  

This image is from a very old Stampin' Up! set, Courage and Honor.  It's the raising of the flag at Iwo Jima and holds great meaning for all Marines.  Peace be with you, Rodney.

Sunday, November 10, 2013

Happy Birthday, USMC!

Today is the 238th birthday of the U.S. Marine Corps.  Please remember one of the oldest military services of our country.  These proud men (and now) women have an honored tradition of serving our country.  They are the elite!

This is the card I made for one of my nephew's when he graduated from Marine Boot Camp in 2010.  Semper Fi!

Thursday, November 7, 2013

Plaid Turkey

Here's another Thanksgiving card with a blast from the past.  I still enjoy this turkey from an old Stampin' Up set.

Stamp Sets: Gifts of the Earth and Tags 4 You
Cardstock: Cajun Craze, More Mustard, Whisper White and Orchard Harvest dsp
Ink: Cajun Craze
Accessories: Label Bracket punch

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

New Weekly Deals

Hello All!  It's Tuesday and time to enjoy some new weekly deals:

Adorning Accents Textured Embossing Folder Item # 125601
Regular Price: $8.95 US/$10.95 CAN
Discounted Price: $6.71 US/$8.21 CAN

Autumn Accents Die Item # 127812
Regular Price: $21.95 US/$26.95 CAN
Discounted Price: $16.46 US/$20.21 CAN

Cherry Cobbler Grosgrain Ribbon
Item # 132135

Regular Price: $8.95 US/$12.50 CAN
Discounted Price: $6.71 US/$9.37 CAN

Cupcake Punch Item # 121807
Regular Price: $16.95 US/$22.95 CAN
Discounted Price: $12.71 US/$17.21 CAN

Day in the Life Kit MDS Download
Item # 128876

Regular Price: $14.95 US/$16.50 CAN
Discounted Price: $8.97 US/$9.90 CAN

Dress Form Pop N Cuts Item # 130100
Regular Price: $21.95 US/ $26.95 CAN
Discounted Price: $16.46 US/$20.21 CAN
Simply Created Goody Gear Pumpkin Pie
Item # 132792

Regular Price: $4.95 US/$6.95 CAN
Discounted Price: $3.71 US/$5.21 CAN
Rhinestones Large Item # 129324
Regular Price: $4.95 US/$6.50 CAN
Discounted Price: $3.71 US/$8.21 CAN