Monday, September 30, 2013

A "Boo-tiful "Magnetic Memo Board Class Announced!

Hello Stampers and Friends!

Happy Monday...

I have a fun project that is really quick and easy and it's been a big hit with my Inkerbelles too.
It's the "Boo-tiful" Magnetic Memo Board.  I'm offering it as a class on October 8th at 7 p.m. here at my place.  You will make not only the Halloween themed background with matching magnets...but you'll also make a Thanksgiving and a Christmas background with matching magnets for both too.  The backgrounds are interchangeable on the 12x12 magnetic board.  That's THREE holidays in one awesome project.  Awesome, huh?

Here's a peek at the Halloween design and the matching magnets....



Here are the class details...

Class Date:  October 8th
Class Time:  7 p.m.
Class Fee:  $40 - Includes a black 12x12 magnetic frame with all supplies and accessories to create all three themed backgrounds and magnets.
**This is a prepaid class**  RSVPs are needed no later than Thursday, October 3rd.  Payments can be made via Paypal, cash or check.  I will need to adhere to this date in order to ensure that all supplies arrive on time for everyone's kits.  If you are unable to attend at the last minute, your kit will be available for pick up on October 10th. 

I am looking forward to creating these fun projects with you.  Be sure to RSVP soon to save your spot.  The response has been overwhelming so far.  I'm thinking I may need to offer it a second time too.  :-)

Wishing you a BOO-tiful day,





Wednesday, September 25, 2013

An UNBIRTHDAY Party!

 
 
Good Morning!
 
Today is my birthday (49th and I’m proud!) and I want to be the one giving the presents.
I love the “Unbirthday Party” from Alice in Wonderland and today I’m having one of my own.
 
Here are the gifts that I’ll be giving...
 
You will receive a FREE Ink Pad of your choice when you place an order of $50.
You will receive a FREE pack of “BLING”  -  Rhinestones or Pearls when you place an order of $75.
You will receive a FREE roll of the NEW Silver Ribbon when you place an order of $100 AND you will be
entered into a drawing to win the NEW ENVELOPE PUNCH BOARD!  WOOHOOOO!!!!
 
BONUS:  If you take advantage of the $99 KIT OFFER today, 9/25/13, you will be entered in a drawing to
WIN a $25 Shopping Spree!!  This offer expires tonight at midnight (EST).
 
I love celebrating and I especially love all of you, my customers and friends.  I’m excited to give back
to you today.
 
Wishing you the most magical UNBIRTHDAY ever!
Michelle

Sunday, September 22, 2013

It's Sweater Weather Time!

Today's the day!  Fall has arrived!
It's probably my favorite season.  I love the crisp evenings...I love the smell of a crackling fire....I love hoodies and schmoodgy blankets and I really love watching the leaves change into gorgeous reds and golds.  There's just something about fall that feels like "home" to me. 
 I guess that sounds a little weird.  hahaha  Oh well...

Anyway....today is the first day of fall and it was gorgeous outside here in Virginia.  I not only did a 3.5 mile "wog" (walk/jog) but I spent time in my studio creating.  How awesome is that??  I have just 48 days til my very first 5K and I'm working hard to get ready.  I'm not gonna lie...it helps a LOT that its going to be at Disney World.  :-)  I'll be running "Mickey's Jingle Jungle 5K" at Animal Kingdom with my friend Stephanie.  God bless her for doing this with me.  She and her husband, Alex will also be running the  
"Wine and Dine Half Marathon" while we are there too.  
Whew!!  Not THAT'S an awesome friend!

Ok...so I digress...  Are you ready to see what I made today?  
Well....one of the things I made today.  
Drumroll, please................

I love the "Sweater Weather" Designer Series Paper.  The colors are just yummy.  They just look like a fall day to me.  This wreath was super easy to make.  It took just six sheets (or 1/2 a pack) of DSP cut into 1/2"x12" strips.  Each strip was curled at both ends with a bone folder.  Each piece is then attached in the middle with a straight pin.  The wreath base is a 10" diameter straw wreath with the plastic left on.  
I can see LOTS of different themed wreaths in my future. (ahem....Disney!)  

So....what projects are you working on or excited to start for Fall?  I love hearing from you and seeing your projects and ideas.  So much so, in fact, when you send me a photo of your latest project from now through October 15th, you will be entered into a drawing for a prize from me.  What are you waiting for?  Get busy and send me a photo.  I can't wait!!

Wishing you a magical week ahead,


Sunday, September 15, 2013

Christmas in the air...

Hey there, stampers!  Welcome to the next edition of "Michelle's Playing Catch Up!".  Whew!

That's okay.  I love staying busy.  Yesterday the ink was flying here at my place.  I had a house full of stampers for the September "Christmas Stamp a Stack" class.  They each got to create 12 lovely cards and envelopes and they had SO much fun.  There were three designs and they made four of each.  What a great way to get a jump start on Christmas cards, huh??

Here are two of the designs they made.  I don't have a photo of the third one yet.

The first one features a sweet, little "lady" named Roxie.  She's one of Santa's sweetest reindeer and the latest Punch Art Critter here at Suitably Stamped Studio.


Isn't she just a happy, little girl?

Here's the second one....

I love this new stamp from the Holiday Catalog.  It's called "O Holy Night"  It comes in both Wood Mount and Clear Mount.  Wood #131832  Clear #131835.  The card base is embossed with the Snowflake Embossing Folder and I added "bling" to make it POP.  I LOVE the new bow design too.  It's simple!  It's just 3 ovals punched out and then "snap, crackle, POP" you have a bow!  Isn't that the coolest??

I really have been busy creating and getting ready for my upcoming classes.  I will be sharing two of the projects with you tomorrow....so stay tuned!

Wishing you a wonderful week ahead,


Thursday, September 12, 2013

Clearance Sale??

Happy Thursday Peeps!



GREAT NEWS to share today!!  Stampin' Up! just added a bunch of new items to the Clearance Rack!!  For those of you who follow my Punch Art Critters....One of my most used and favorite punches is on there!!  The Blossom Builder Punch is now just $6.79!  WOW!  Also, there are assortments of 8 1/2 x 11 card stock for just $2.79 a pack!  WOOT!  Run....don't walk (ok...just CLICK) to grab a few deals before they're gone.  Just Click Here

Now for a fun Halloween card to brighten your day...This is one of the cards from my recent "Just Cards" stamp camp.  I just love it!!


Ok....I'm off to stamp and prep for this weekend's "Christmas Stamp a Stack" class here at my place.  I'm really looking forward to sharing these new Christmas card designs with all the ladies who will be here.

Have a magical day!
Michelle

Sunday, September 8, 2013

Outside the Box...

Hello, my friends,

It's so good to be back with you.  I feel like I've been moving at the speed of light and it's just time to breathe.  Last week was my first week back at school and I love my new students.  There are six boys in our class and they are all really cool kids.  I'm always nervous about everyone settling in but I have to admit that this class was raring to go on day one.  After taking a year off and working in reading and math resource, I'm back in Special Ed and working with kids with autism again.  I'm praying for a GREAT, productive year.  :-)

Yesterday I had my monthly "Just Cards" class here and we had a blast.  The girls got to make five different cards and I'll be sharing them with you this week here on my blog.  I really love this first card.  It's an "out of the box" card for me.  You know how I am....the more layers, embossing, glitz and embellishments...the better.  LOL  Well, check out this card....I promise you....I really created it! 


See what I mean?  I really am pleased with it.  I think it works great as a masculine card too.  Those are more of a challenge for me.  I'm way more comfortable with "girly" and "froo froo".

I used the "Wetlands" stamp set.  It's really a great set and this was one of the newest sets I'd ordered so it was the first time it was inked up.  Trust me....it will get a LOT more ink time in my studio.  Here are all of the images included in the set.

"Wetlands"  Wood Mount: #126695  Clear Mount #126697
 

It's so versatile and just an all around great set to have on hand.  If you'd like to get a set of your very own, just head over to my Online Store by clicking the shopping cart above.  Remember...You can shop 24/7....shop in your pjs....the lights are always on and you never have to wait in line.

I'll be creating this week for my "September Christmas Stamp A Stack" next Saturday.  I love having them and I can't wait to share my new ideas with the ladies.

Well, I'm off to bed.  Lots to do tomorrow and I absolutely need my "beauty" sleep.

Wishing you a magical day ahead,

 

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

New Classes!!

Hey there, Stampers!
 
Have you heard about the next two card classes?  You’re gonna want to be here for these!
I can’t wait to show you what I’ve designed.  Check your calendar and then RSVP to save your seat.
The August Christmas Stamp A Stack filled up quickly so don’t wait. 
 
“Fill ‘er up!” Card Class
Saturday, September 7th, 2013
1:00-3:00 p.m.
Come and create 5 lovely cards with matching envelopes and fill up your card box for all occasions.
Class fee: $15 All supplies are included. Please RSVP no later than Tuesday, September 5th.
**Bring a friend and you both will get to create an exclusive VIP project****Place an order for $30 in merchandise and your class will be FREE**
 
 
“September’s Christmas Stamp A Stack”
Saturday, September 15th, 2013
2:00-4:30 p.m.
Come and create 12 beautiful Christmas and Winter themed cards with matching envelopes.
You will create 4 each of 3 different designs. Be ready this year to send out your gorgeous,
hand stamped Christmas cards.Class Fee: $25 All supplies are included
**Bring a frinds and you both will get to create an Exclusive VIP project**
**Place an order of $50 and your class is FREE**
Please RSVP no later than September 12th.
 
I hope to see you soon!