Thursday, October 30, 2008

I'm Giving Away 2 Goodie Bags!!

I have 2 FABULOUS Goodie Bags to give away!!

How can you get one? Well, there are 2 ways.
1-Be the first person to place an online order before 11:30pm October 31 and you'll get one!
2-The person who places the largest online order by 11:30 October 31 will get the other one! You could potentially get both!

Whats in the bags? I wish I had a picture to show you, but since my computer crashes every time I plug something into the USB port, and there is no time to run to the store and get a cd made, you'll just have to take my word for it that they are worth it. Each hand crafted bag will contain an assortment Stampin' Up! products worth over $15!

When? Shop HERE (click on the yellow shop now button in the upper right corner) for 24/7 On Line Ordering... but hurry, you have to have the order completed by 11:30 PM on Halloween! This is an online order deal only, you must shop through the link provided (through my Stampin Up! website).

Don't Forget~ Birthday sets are 20% off! And, orders of $150 or more qualify for Stampin' Rewards (hostess stamp sets and Free shopping $$).

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

November Card Kit of the Month

It's card kit time again! You will LOVE this stamp set and these cards!

In this kit, you'll receive the supplies to create SIX of EACH designs shown - so you will receive all of the consumable supplies that you need to create 12 cards total.

You will also receive 2 additional full color samples of "alternative" cards that you can make with the combined contents of the kit, as well as step by step instructions on how to complete each of the 4 designs. Card Kit Price is just $15--that's 12 cards, plus envelopes for just $15!

Each month, the card kit also features both a Stamp Set of the Month and an Accessory of the Month. If you purchase the card kit, you may also purchase these items at 20% off!

November Featured Products:

· True Friend Stamp Set ($22.95) $18.36 with the purchase of the Card Kit

· Clip Assortment ($6.95) $5.56 with the purchase of the Card Kit

What else will you need? See the list below for items that were used to create the cards in this kit. If you already have everything--just buy the card kit and you are ready to create! If you don't have everything--place a product order with your kit (don't forget about the discount on the "featured products!") Or--you can use the card kit to create your own designs using other stamps and inks that you already have--the choice is yours!

Orders for the Card Kits must be received by November 10th. You will receive your kits by the end of the month.

Call or email me today to order:
Deborah Larsen * (435) 730-1036 *

Please Note: I am glad to ship kits directly to you! If the kit needs to be shipped, there will be an extra $3 shipping charge.

Products you will need to complete cards as shown:
· Chocolate Chip Stampin' Write Marker ($3.95)
· Really Rust Stampin' Write Marker ($3.95)
· More Mustard Stampin' Write Marker ($3.95)
· Always Artichoke Stampin' Write Marker ($3.95)
· Always Artichoke Classic Ink pad ($5.25)
· Really Rust Classic Ink pad ($5.25)
· True Friend Stamp Set ($22.95) $18.36 with the purchase of the Card Kit
· Clip Assortment ($6.95) $5.56 with the purchase of the Card Kit
· Stampin' Dimensionals ($3.95)

Saturday, October 25, 2008

Shelli Garnders 3 Holidays Place Settings

Shelli Gardner, Stampin' Up!'s CEO and Co-Founder, was featured on KSL's Studio 5 the other day. I love watching Shelli and seeing the projects she is working on. This time she showed 3 different holiday table settings that she created using one package of Designer Series Paper, the Big Shot, and some miscellaneous accessories. You can view the video clip HERE.

Here are the pictures of what she shared:

First is the Thanksgiving set. It features green and brown shades. So fun!

Next is Christmas, using the reds, greens, and even some blues.

The New Year setting is pretty blues and browns.

Some of my favorite parts of these settings are the little treat pillow box made with some acetate and the Big Shot Pillow Box die! I also love that that napkin ring is the Top Note die for the Big Shot! How easy is that! You could sit down and easily have all 3 holiday dinner sets put together and ready to go in one afternoon! Check out the KSL link in the beginning of the post to find directions and supplies and also view the video. Then, go make your own and be sure to come share a link in the comments section!

Have a happy weekend!

Friday, October 24, 2008

Trio Flower Punch Ideas

Today I wanted to share with you some fun cards I made using our Trio Flower punch. This fun punch was featured last year in our punch box bundle. This year you can purchase the punch all by itself. This fun tool punches out 3 adorable little 5 petal flowers at one time! Shop now by going to and clicking on the yellow "SHOP NOW" button in the upper right corner.

Trio Flower Punch
Price: $15.95
Punches are a quick and easy way to add interest, dimension, and color to your cards, tags, and scrapbook pages. You can glue punched shapes directly onto your projects or layer a sheet of card stock that has been punched over a coordinating card stock for a reverse effect. The Trio Flower punch will give you three identical flowers with each punch!

■ Add interest to scrapbook pages and cards
■ Has an easy-to-use thumb lever

The first card is actually a 3x3 card fall card. Wouldn't it be cute if you made the base a little bigger and stamped names for Thanksgiving place setting cards?! The colors are Pumpkin Pie, More Mustard, and Chocolate Chip, and Very Vanilla. The ribbon is Always Artichoke 1/4" Grosgrain tied in a square bow and held to the card using a mini glue dot.

This Christmas tree is made out of the same Trio Flower punch. I just glued the flowers into a shape of the tree. I used Fire and Ice Rhinestone Brads for ornaments and used a yellow flower on the top for the star. The swirls on the sides are from the Season of Joy stamp set. The cardstock is Always Artichoke, Real Red, Whisper White, and Summer Sun. This is also going to be one the featured card (with some minor adjustments) at my November Christmas Card Class. You will make 10 of this card for $10! Registration ends soon and seating is limited so reserve your spot today.

Sunday, October 19, 2008

I just don't know what I was thinking.....

I just couldn't do it. I couldn't pick a winner. So I put the three names in at, and let randomness choose the winner. I should know better.....

So here is the results from The first person on the list is the winner:

List Randomizer
There were 3 items in your list. Here they are in random order:
Timestamp: 2008-10-19 20:24:28 UTC

Yippee for Megan! So, Megan, I have your address and will get a goodie out to you this week sometime!!

Thanks for playing and be sure to come back next month for the next one!

Saturday, October 18, 2008

Ready to see my CIC card?

Well Saturday is here. I have to tell you it was so hard to come up with a design that would compare to the ones you guys have come up with! I am so glad that you decided to play! I am going to show you my card and then I will wait till this evening to announce the "winner" of the blog candy, but choosing one is just going to be so hard! So, I am going to pass the buck.....I am going to have my hubby choose it. He is an artist himself, and has a good eye, and since he doesn't know any of you, it makes him a better judge. (It's either that or throw your names in a hat and draw a winner-which may be an option in the future!) I will post the Blog Candy winner on my blog and also leave a comment on the blog owners blog letting them know they need to get me their address for the Candy.

So, anyway, here is my card, and I am pleased with it.

Cardstock: Mellow Moss, Whisper White, Really Rust

Stamp Set: Baroque Motifs

Ink: Mellow Moss, Really Rust, Night of Navy

Accessories: Pretties Kit, Night of Navy 1/4 inch grosgrain ribbon, Classic Re-inkers:Night of Navy, Mellow Moss, Really Rust

I dyed the flowers by directly pressing each flower onto the respective ink pads, until the flower soaked up the ink and there was no more white. I wanted a good dark color on these flowers. Because I am impatient, I used my heat tool to dry them. I may try this card again, but using diluted ink and letting them soak...trying for a less intense color, just to see what it would look like.

To get the "texture" look on the Really Rust cardstock, I simply ran the classic ink pad over the cardstock in a single direction. It was an experiment and I really liked the resulting effect.

The swirls were stamped with Mellow Moss ink in the background and the word Cherish is in Night of Navy. I toyed with the option of embossing it with clear embossing powder over Night of Navy Craft ink, but, alas, the ADD got to me and I just wanted to be finished so I could share it, so it is just classic ink, but still pretty.

I hope you enjoy this card and I invite you to play along with us next month!

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Queens of the Stamp Age M&T part 4

Okay here are the last of the make and takes from last weekend. First up are two from Kasia. They feature Holly Jolly Christmas. Fun little set. The little reindeer is attached to a spinner piece so he twirls as he slides from one end of the slot to the other. This is a fun technique, and I would love to show it to you at your workshop...Did I mention there is EXTRA hostess benefits right now? The little Santa in the Joy card, is covered with iridescent Ice Embossing Powder! I love sparkles!

This next set is Upsie Daisy. I believe these cards were designed by Mandi. The blue flowers are done by inking the stamp with the lighter color and then use a sponge dauber to apply the darker ink to the tips. For the Fall colored card, the technique used was Poppin Pastels. This is just like magic! I love it! Want to learn how, let's book a workshop!

Also designed by Mandi are the cards featuring Holiday Line Up. The blue card is water colored with aqua painters (also on sale this month) There is also a hint of glitter on the snowmen. And, isn't that felt Alpine Ribbon scrumptious?! The little elves are colored with markers. I think if I were doing this card again (on my own time) I would only color the elves shown through the window and leave the rest (on the inside) un-colored...this is called spotlighting. I would also emboss the Merry Christmas with clear embossing powder over Chocolate Chip Craft ink on the cover to make it stand out a bit more. Just a few of my thoughts on a great card!

Last up are two cards featuring Seasons of Friendship from the Holiday Mini. And forgive me,but I am not sure exactly who created these. The fall one features Poppin Pastels again, and the blue card is 2-step stampin.

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Color Inspiration Challenge #1

I love the idea I have seen on many other blogs about color challenges and finding inspiration in a variety of places. So, I decided I would start my own challenge...

Here is how it will work:

On the 15 of each month, I will post the new Color Inspirtation Challenge (CIC). You will have 3 days (by the 18th) to put together a card and link a copy of it in the comments of the CIC post for the month. I will then post my creation, and, after perusing the submissions, choose my top favorites, (let's say top 5 for now) and my #1 favorite will receive some fun BLOG CANDY! "What's blog candy?" you ask? Well, it is a fun gift from me! You know you want it, so head on over to your stamping stuff and get a card together using this for your guide:

Your colors for this challenge are:
Night of Navy, Mellow Moss, Really Rust, and Whisper White

This inspiration comes from the PB Teen website. Check 'em out!

Have fun creating! I can't wait to see what you come up with!

Queens of the Stamp Age M&T Part 3

These 4 cards were made by Janice.

The first two are using the A Cardinal Christmas set from the Holiday Mini. I love the one on the left side. The leaves on the green are embossed with clear embossing powder. And, that Alpine Ribbon (also from the Holiday Mini) is just Luscious!!

These two card showcase Flight of the Butterfly. We (demonstrators) got this set FREE at Convention this past summer. I love this butterfly set. You can find it in the Big Idea Book & Catalog, and it is also one of the stamp sets in the Catalog Sampler that you can get FREE in October and November when you have a workshop (or catalog show) that is $350 or more in sales, it is a bonus to the already fantastic Hostess Benefits.

Check out my calendar on my Stampin' Up! website to find available workshop dates!

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Queens of the Stamp Age M&T part 2

I don't know exactly which of the designers created the cards for today. There were 6 designers, Ashley, Sherri (part 1) Kaisa, Melanie, Mandy, and Janice. I just don't know who designed what after that.

The first set of cards is from the Holiday Mini catalog, Eat, Drink & Be Scary

The next two cards are also from the Holiday Mini: Mr. Twigster....isn't he cute?

Monday, October 13, 2008

Queens of the Stamp Age Annual Weekend Training Part 1

So, this past Friday and Saturday was the annual Queens of the Stamp Age group training offered by our fabulous, fearless leader, Brandi Barnard. She is just the best!

It all started Friday evening with a totally awesome Make & Take night. We got to make 24 totally awesome, cards! There were 6 designers who each provided 4 cards. There were about 50 of us in attendance. It was so much fun to see old friends, and make new ones! So lets start with 2 of my best friends, who were also designers for this fun night.

First up are cards from my great upline, Sherri. The first stamp she featured is A Happy Heart from the Holiday Mini.

Next she featured Halloween Frights also from the Holiday Mini.

Next up are 4 cards from my good friend Ashley. She featured Party Hearty, which just happens to be on sale this month at 20% off!

I am so sorry, I just realized my second Party Hearty card got left at my parents home! I was showing them off, and it apparently didn't make it back into my bag. Bummer. But, I bet you can see it on Ashley's Blog (which is fantastic by the way).

I want to show you one more card. This card was one of the swaps I got. It was made by Chirsty Casteel. I show you because it was made using the featured stamp set from this months Card Kit of the Month: Snow Swirled. There is still time to order this kit, so get it now while I have the set discounted!

I will post more of the cards we made at the M&T night tomorrow, and soon I will share pictures of the business portion of the meeting too!
If you are interested in attending this fun event next year, ask me about joining our group!

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

A Plate for all Seasons

What a fun way to showcase your photos all year long! This fantastic plate has 6 interchangeable scrapbook page "faces" to last all year. The picture of the class belongs to my 4th Up-Upline, but below it are a few samples of the pages we will be doing at this class.

This makes the perfect gift for Christmas too! So, tell a friend and come get a start on your holiday gifts!

Cost: $ 20 for the first plate and page set
$ 15 for each additional set

Date: October 28th, Tuesday
Time: 7:00 pm
Where: My Stamp Studio
Registration Ends: October 24

*Registration is not complete and your seat is not saved until payment has been made. So contact me today-you can even use Pay Pal for the class fee!

Advent Calender Class

I have been looking forward to this class since July! My picture is courtesy of my upline, ours will be VERY similar though. I just wanted you to be able to see this so you can get your spot at the class reserved.

This 16 X 24 advent board features one of our NEW Decor Elements. Each little, surrounding box holds a special Hershey's Nugget. Each day you get to open a present and put a new number tag on the calendar. Who wouldn't want this?

So, without further ado:

Cost: $35
Date: November 15th, Saturday
Registration Ends: Saturday November 8

*Your Registration is not complete and your spot is not reserved until payment is received.

Monday, October 6, 2008

Getting a Jump on Christmas

Let's start this morning with a pretty Christmas card. I LOVE Christmas cards. Not only because I love the Christmas Season as a whole....don't people just seem nicer at Christmas?....but also because you "have" to use glitter! No Holiday card can go without BLING of some sort, in my opinion. So, this card used the Holiday Trinkets stamp set with the Verse from All Holidays. Cardstock colors are Baja Breeze, Chocolate Chip, Real Red, Summer Sun. I used Stampin' Write Markers in Always Artichoke, Real Red, Summer Sun, Chocolate Chip, and of course used Dazzling Diamonds and 2-way glue.

This card was one of my cards at my uplines group shoebox swap in September. It is super fast and even the kids can help with punching out the images.

Now, I am off to my Stamp Studio to work on my swaps for my UpUplines training in Logan this weekend. When I am done, I will show you what I have come up with!

Happy Stampin'!

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Happy Birthday Stampin' Up!

October is Stampin' Up!'s 20th birthday! To celebrate, take 20% off these Birthday stamp sets:

Item # Page Description Sale Price
109439 62 Big Bold Birthday $22.36

112895 62 CumpleaƱos genial y divertido (Spanish Big Bold Birthday)* $22.36

111532 63 Party Hearty* $21.56

110994 64 Bitty Birthday $10.36

111618 64 Crazy for Cupcakes* $19.16

111546 65 Simple Birthday Thanks* $14.36

111702 65 Time to Party* $13.56

108559 68 Crab & Company $22.36

You can purchase these by either calling me or by shopping right now by going to my Stampin' Up! website and clicking the yellow shop now button in the top right corner.