Thursday, November 28, 2013

"Olaf" is IN THE HOUSE!

Ok...I guess I should wish you a Happy Thanksgiving...BUT....this isn't my Thanksgiving post!
I got in bed earlier (around 10:00 p.m.) and I just couldn't sleep.  I read for awhile and just chilled until Mike came up to bed around 11 p.m.  I enjoyed having the day off.  I got lots of things accomplished.  When Mike came home early this afternoon, we did what we had promised we would....we took Linz and Zach to see Disney's new release, "FROZEN".  They were SO excited and we all loved the movie.  The music was wonderful....the animation...gorgeous....and the humor was just perfect.

So...now back to why I couldn't sleep....

Many times I'll get a new design idea when it's really NOT a convenient time to create....like in the shower.  LOL  Tonight when we were on the way home I got this idea in my head and I just couldn't wait.

Geez....now that I've built it up so much you probably won't even like it and you'll be afraid to burst my bubble.  LOL  Oh well....here you go....  Meet "Olaf" from Disney's "Frozen"...


I'm sorry but I think he is just TOO stinkin' CA-UTE!  He is SO jolly and full off happiness.  How can you NOT smile when you are around him?  
I've had a tough time getting back in the punch art "groove" lately and I gotta say it feels SO good to have taken this character from start to finish tonight.  I'm pretty sure I'll be able to sleep now.  :-)
I promise to sit down and do a tutorial.  I can tell you generally what I used.  His head is from the Bigz Bow die for the Big Shot and the other pieces are mostly just various circles and ovals from punches.  I'll be more specific soon.  Promise!
 
Okay...I have to be up early for the Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade 
in just a few short hours and I'll watch it while I start cooking for the eight of us.

Wishing you and yours a blessed and Happy Thanksgiving,

Sunday, November 24, 2013

Angels All Around

Happy Sunday Friends,

What a busy and incredible weekend.  Yesterday I spent the day at the craft fair at my school.  It was just terrific.  We had 40 vendors/crafters this year and lots of shoppers.  Since I was in charge of organizing it, I'm thrilled that everyone seemed to have a great time.  WHEW! 

Today I had even more fun with my Inkerbelles Stampin' Team.  I am SO blessed by each and every one of them.  I had invited them to join me today for the "Holiday Hoopla" here at my house.  It was a fun time for me to spoil them a little and for our team to kick off the holiday season.  I created five projects that are perfect for quick gifts including ornaments and treat holders.  I'm going to be sharing them with you here on the blog.

The first one that I'm sharing today is a sweet angel ornament made using the Bigz Bow Die for the Big Shot.
I have photos of two different ones.  One of them has the images stamped in the NEW Gold Metallic Ink and is then embossed with Clear Embossing Powder.  You can see the difference for yourself.


Aren't they sweet?  I love them and especially how quick they are to create.  They would make a great gift tag to add to a special gift.  The top angel is made using Midnight Muse Cardstock and the bottom one is made with Cherry Cobbler Cardstock with the Gold Metallic Ink.  The banner is made from Very Vanilla Cardstock.  I punched a separate 1 1/4" circle out of the Champagne Glimmer Paper for the halos.  The ribbon hanger and bow are made with Very Vanilla Seam Binding.  

These would be terrific to create with your family when they come to visit during the holidays.  I think they'd be perfect for Girl Scout troops and kids at school too.  Just think....you can get TWO angels from ONE piece of cardstock.  That's an inexpensive yet impressive gift if you ask me.  :-)

All of the supplies can be found at my Online Store.  
You won't have to stand in lines with grumpy shoppers or even get out of your pjs.

I'd love to see what you're making this holiday season.  Please email me photos of your projects and I'll be posting them in the coming weeks.

Here's a peek at one of the fun treats I had for the Inkerbelles today...a HOT COCOA BAR!

Believe me....we needed something to warm us up today.  
It is COLD outside.  Brrrrrr!

Wishing you a magical Monday,


Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Let's get this party started!

Hey there stampers and friends!

I'm baaaaaack!!!  There's been SO much going on and I can't wait to fill you in on all of it.
First though....I have "time sensitive" news to share.



It's TIME!  The Stampin' Up! Holiday Sale starts TONIGHT at MIDNIGHT!  WOO HOOO!
I tell you what....my eyes were just bugging out of my head when I saw what was on that list of sale items.
First, make sure to get in there early to take advantage of the THREE DOORBUSTER SPECIALS.
  • Stampin' Trimmer: regularly $29.95, one sale for just $20.97! YOU SAVE $10!
  • Many Marvellous Markers Set: regularly $109.95, for one day only, $76.97! YOU SAVE $33!
  • Simply Scored Diagonal Plate Attachment: regularly $11.95, tomorrow it will be $8.37 SAVE $4!
These doorbuster prices are ONLY GOOD from MIDNIGHT TONIGHT through MIDNIGHT TOMORROW make sure you don't miss them! 
The rest of the sale will run from November 20th through December 2nd.  I'm telling you what....there are some serious deals on there.

Wanna see what else is on sale?  Stop by in the morning!  To order, just go to my Online Store by clicking on the shopping cart above.  You can also find it at www.stampinsuitsme.stampinup.net.  No lines...No waiting...and we're OPEN 24/7.

**BONUS OFFER**  Place an order of $50 or more with me during the first two days of this sale and you will be entered into a drawing to win a $25 Shopping Spree.  Wouldn't you love to win and shop for FREE?
Okay....don't wait!  Head over there now and get started.  You'll be SO glad you did.

Have a magical day!