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Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Well it's been crazy the past few days!  We had to deal with Hurricane Sandy.  I was lucky enough to not have lost power (for long) or had any real damage around my house (surprising, cause I thought a few trees would have been goners)

I was lucky to be able to work in the igloo this weekend, and I was busy!  So I got to work on some items to be sold at a few craft fairs in November...


round 2 of the post it note holders.  I made 8 more (I have a total of 12 done) and I varied them with different ribbons/brads that coordinate with the paper.

Some have pens, some don't

then I got started on some gift tags.  These were a lot of cutting-because I didn't plan the stamping out better lol.  I made 6 sets of these. 

and here they are packaged up.  I think I want a topper for them, but I have to think about that.  This shows the front and back...

A friend of mine posted these gift card holders she worked on, and  I just had to make some too!  Oh my goodness they come together so quickly!!!  I made 10-but I have to wait for my ribbon to arrive today to finish the others LOL

and here is the inside of the gift card holder.  I lined the inside so I can hide the ribbon from behind, and give the gifter a place to write a message.

I will be working on more things....

thanks for stopping by :)

Saturday, October 27, 2012

Post it note holders

This morning I was working in the igloo and I made a few of these.  I will be making more for a friend who will sell them for me at a few fairs she'll be attending.

I have a few other projects in the works... :)

thanks for stopping by

Friday, October 26, 2012

Halloween Candles

I've been busy here and there in the Igloo...  some of the things I've been working on I've finished.  These were quick and easy!

I saw these black Halloween candles at my local Giant, and I just knew what I had to do with them LOL!  the fact that they were 10 for $10 helped.  And they take replaceable batteries...even better.

I cut some Stampin up Howlstooth and Scarringbone DSP and wrapped it around the candle.  I punched out some bats out of black cardstock.  Then I inked them with some white craft ink.  I attached them with some dimensionals and VoilĂ !

I made these for a few co-workers who appreciate my projects for their cubicles :)

thanks for stopping by :)

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Sell-A-Stamp Spooktacular...SAVE THE DATE!

WOW - SELL-A-STAMP SPOOKTACULAR - Stampin’ Up!’s First Ever ONE DAY 15% off Sale..
You will be ABLE to SHOP ONLINE – Use the SHOP NOW BUTTON BELOW or this LINK –

  • Starting at 12:00 AM (MT) October 29, 2012  and ending at 11:50 PM (MT) October 29, 2012  almost every stamp we sell will be 15 percent off.
This means all stamps in the current catalogs including
    • Background stamps
    • Personalized name stamps
    • Incentive stamp sets from the supply list
    • Cookie press stamps
    • Single stamps
This DOES NOT include
    • Hostess sets
    • Bundled stamp sets
    • Digital stamp brush sets
  • There is no minimum purchase, and no limit to the number of stamps you can order.
SINGLE STAMPS ARE ELIGIBLE AND STAMPIN’ UP! Has added to their new selection of AVAILABLE SINGLY!!! These are great stocking STUFFERS for your Favorite Stamper!



  • You can find the single stamp item numbers on the flyers.
  • Important:  These single stamps won't be sent to you in the Stampin' Up! typical cases or packaging; they'll be packaged in cello bags. If you'd like a case for your stamp, you can buy our Clear-Mount Stamp Cases that come in packs of four (item 119105).
  • This offer is available for clear-mount stamps only.
  • The stamps won't come with a Clear-Mount Block, and you'll need to buy a block separately if you don't already have one. The recommended block sizes can be found on the flyers. 
  • There's no limit on how many pieces you can buy.
  • Remember that this is a pilot program, so take advantage of it while you can!

ORDERS of $150 or More Earn HOSTESS BENEFITS!!!

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Triple Stamping....Sympathy

Last night I made another sympathy card.  I love the triple stamping effect, and this time I made it with the Stampin up Daydream Medallions.  I went with a colour combo of soft suede, cherry cobbler and pool party. 

this is what was used:
stamp set: Daydream medallions, teeny tiny wishes (sentiment)

card stock: Soft suede, whisper white, cherry cobbler co'ordinations (available in the Holiday Mini)

ink: Soft Suede, Cherry Cobbler, Pool Party

Punch: Word Window, Modern label
 I made 2, since they are so easy and quick.  The other one has no sentiment-yet, but it'll be ready for one when I need another quick card :)

thanks for stopping by :)

Thursday, October 18, 2012

another loss...

I love last minute orders...but sad when they involve sympathy cards.  One of my managers asked me to make a sympathy card for a co-worker who lost their mom on Monday.  I didn't really know her, but I felt sad at the same time.

card stock: basic gray, whisper white
ink: sahara sand (inked on embossed card stock), lucky limeade, basic gray, versamark
ribbon: basic gray
embellishments: tangerine tango embossing powder, vintage wallpaper embossing folder, ticket corner punch

I do like the embossed features.  The orange part of the flowers are well as the inside sentiment.  I usually leave the insides blank on my cards, but the sentiment was appropriate.

 Thanks for stopping by. :) 

Monday, October 15, 2012

very crafty weekend!

what a busy weekend!!  I was at a Super Saturday Stamping event with my upline and some friends.  I was helping out, but I also got to make the 6 projects.  Only one managed to be completely finished.  Everything else is almost done lol

I love this Stampin up! fabric memo board!! it's easy to do, and looks great!

SU fabric
paper: more mustard, midnight muse, primrose petals, early espresso
dsp: newspaper print, natural composition specialty
ink: more mustard, early espresso

punch: 1 1/4 and 1 3/4 scallop punches, scallop punch from bitty shapes punch pack, elegant butterfly
die:delicate doilies sizzlet
button: vintage faceted designer buttons
linen thread, midnight muse 3/8 stitched satin ribbon
adhesive: glue dots, dimensionals
non-stampin up!:
frame, skewer, batting, pins

I just know the perfect place for it....

..........on my cubicle wall at work!  lol  It holds a few of my favourite things... first of all-my son (and pride and joy), a picture of Manchester United (my boyfriend's favourite footie team)  and of course-my business card (because believe it or not-that's not work! I love my business) :)

now my son and I had a bonding moment this weekend...  He wanted to make his father a birthday card-so I let him have at my stuff...

I like what he did.  He was pleased with it too--hopefully his father reacted properly  LOL

he had fun making it :)  so it was a good afternoon in the igloo before he went back to his father's....

thanks for stopping by :)

Thursday, October 11, 2012

loss of pet sympathy

one of my co-workers (and avid supporters) asked me to make a sympathy-loss of pet card. Now I just knew the perfect stamp set for it-but I haven't gotten it yet, and a fellow demo nor my upline had I went with this....

cardstock: basic black, natural, basic gray
dsp: gray stripe (retired hostess pattern pack)
embossing folder: polka dots
framelit: apothecary  (shadow shape traced on outside of framelit-and cut out)
punch: eyelet border
ink: basic black
stamp set (just retired)
ribbon: basic gray/basic black stripe (in current holiday mini)
brads: antique

I am pleased how it came together.

Thanks for looking :) feel free to leave comments.

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

a quiet night? HA!

I got an order at work for a get well card-no biggie (so I thought)  and I figured I'd pick up a quick dinner, and then I can get down to the igloo and make the card. (it's always the "one" card that I have issues with) much for those plans...

I called home to see what my boyfriend wanted for dinner, only to find out we had to go back out... he had sliced his finger at work and needed some things to bandage it up *don't worry..NO PICTURES!  YUCK!!!

so by the time that was all said and done, we picked up some dinner on the way home and ate, then got him all bandaged up (he was bandaged prior-but needed a re-do)  so about 7ish I get down to the igloo....

This was the first one...I used the colour coach and went with this combination.  I like the die cut and framelit.  I had traced around the outside of the framelit to give me a shadow for the die cut.

Then I did this one.  There is something about these Button Buddies Stamps!!!  I used another colour combination: marina mist, perfect plum and rose red.  I had the marina mist ribbon and card stock-so voila!  I decided to punch the corners of the whisper white card stock, just to give it a little something....I think it came out well.

thanks for stopping by :)

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Long weekend of FUN!

I had a nice long weekend-and I thought I'd get a lot done lol.  well they laid plans.....

I got a delivery on Friday-so that is always fun.  I love getting that box from SU lol  new things to play with!!!

I didn't expect to do much on Friday, since I was taking it easy as I was going to see Adam Ant that night in Philly.  He's my all time favourite musician!  I haven't seen him since 92 and he STILL has it!  My feet and knees didn't like me later that night and all day Saturday-but it was well worth it!!

On Sunday I made the order of 9 Halloween bags for a customer at work.  I think she'll be pleased with them.  Instead of using the paper handles, I used the new black/gray ribbon offered in the Holiday Mini catalogue.  I think it gives it a little extra punch :)

I managed some time down in the igloo on Monday.  One of the new stamp sets I got was Button Buddies-and it's a real cute set (with or without the added buttons).  I made 2: a flower vase and piggy.  I think they came out cute!

And this morning at the crack of stupid, I just had to make another one... lol  I used a SU note card this time.  and my pink was blushing bride (retired in-colour)  I think it is cute!

 thanks for stopping by :) feel free to leave a comment

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Single stamps!

Ever look at a stamp set, and think how nice it would be to just pick and choose which ones you wanted? you can!  Stampin Up! is trying out something new! A chance to buy single pieces from these select stamp sets: Word Play, Perfectly Penned, and Seasonal Sayings. The offer will be available now through January 2, 2013.  You can order them from my site:

These would make great stocking stuffers for your favourite stamper!

 Seasonal Sayings

 Word Play

Perfectly Penned

Monday, October 1, 2012

Merry Christmas from Stampin Up!


receive a FREE Festive Paper-Piercing Pack when you buy the Ornament Keepsakes Set and Candlelight Christmas Specialty Designer Series Paper Bundle.

This special offer is only available through October, so contact me today!