Tuesday, December 29, 2009
Since I've been so out of touch with everyone, I'm hoping all of you faithful readers have had a wonderful Christmas and you're looking forward to 2010 and the excitement and wonder that a new year brings. I know I am and I want to add to that excitement by offering something free.
I've been thinking a lot lately about ways to improve my stamping and blogging skills and do more creative things in 2010, and since it's almost New Years, why not make some resolutions: Here goes...........
1. I am going to make time to stamp or create more than once a week.
2. I am going to post to my stamping blog every Sunday.
3. I am going to take more photos of things I make and share them with you.
4. I'm going to enter more challenges and try out more new things............ UStamp with Dawn and Friends, Mojo Monday, Kerner's UGirls............. here I come.
5. Play with My Digital Studio more and share what I've learned............
6. I'm definitely going to have more fun!!!
Okay that's enough about my resolutions.............how about you? Will you be making any New Years Stampin Resolutions? If so send me a comment with your resolution(s) or plans and I'll enter your name into a draw for New Year's Day. The value of my free draw gift is $24.95 US so it's well worth your while............... stay tuned for more details and don't forget to send me your comments by Dec 31st............... let your friends know too!
Sunday, December 13, 2009
These might be the most exciting 12 days of December with select Big Shot dies and vinyl sheets for the Big Shot on sale! The 12 Days of Holiday Sales began on December 11th and runs through December 22.
Some of the items introduced in this sale are new colors of Décor Elements vinyl sheets. There are 18 new colors to choose from, and they make great projects when you use them with Big Shot dies. Consider pairing the Clear Décor Elements vinyl sheets with the Tulipe Bigz die to create an etched-like design on a vase. Or use the Decorative Accent Bigz dies with the Old Olive Décor Element vinyl sheets to enhance a frame. The combination of Big Shot dies and Décor Elements vinyl sheets is sure to take your creativity to a new level! Make sure you visit my website and click on my on-line store and check out the 12 Days of Holiday Sales!
Tuesday, November 24, 2009
online WORLDWIDE event. Every day a NEW project/video is posted with downloadable step by step tutorials, that you can work at in your time. You also have an opportunity to chat with folks from around the world who like to have fun and stamp too. Such value for so little money................ only $24.98 US.
If you haven't signed up yet or if you need more information about this exciting stamping event you can get all the details and FAQ info at this link: http://ustampwithdawn.blogspot.com/ Hope to see you there!!!
Sunday, November 15, 2009
From now until November 17th you can sign up and take advantage of the Early Bird Pricing of only $19.98. CLICK HERE TO JOIN. After November 17th the fee to join goes up to $24.99.
Wednesday, November 11, 2009
- A free hard copy of the Stampin’ Up! Idea Book & Catalog. Or, if you already have one, choose between a Classic or Craft ink pad in the color of your choice
- Two free hostess sets from the Idea Book & Catalog **2 level one sets, or 1 level one and 1 level two hostess set from the Idea Book & Catalog**
- $30 in free Stampin’ Up! merchandise of your choice.
- get any one item from the Holiday 2009 Mini Catalogue for just $14 when you host a $330 workshop.*
All you have to do is e-mail the following information to your friends. Let them know you are hosting a Catalog Stampin’ Up! Workshop. Tell them that for each $100 order, they will receive an Idea Book & Catalog for free. The average customer order is $50.00, so all you need is 8 friends to order $50.00 for you to reach your goal.
*Take advantage of the Sweet Rewards Hostess Promotion running from November 30 and get 50 percent off My Digital Studio™ if you host a $525 workshop! Plus, get any one item from the Holiday 2009 Mini Catalogue for just $14 when you host a $330 workshop.
Have fun!! Contact me for more information on how this is done:
Penny Hanuszak, Independent Stampin’ Up Demonstrator
Visit my Online Store today to place your order! Download the Gift-Giving Guide (PDF)"
Sunday, November 1, 2009
This card is unique in that it features a gift card or tag holder on the back made with the Top Note Die from BigZ Shots.
If you are interested in participating in the Holiday Session of UStamp, you can get information and sign up here. There are still 12 days left in this session and the projects so far have been fabulous!!! It's never too late to join, you will have access to all the projects for a long time, even after it closes."
Monday, October 26, 2009
■ Contains products to create invitations, crowns, purse boxes, banner, and food toppers for eight
■ Coordinates with the Princess Time stamp set and Princess personalized name stamp"
Pirate Party Kit 116213
Regular Price: $15.54 Preferred Price: $13.99
Hoist the Jolly Roger and get ready to have a swashbuckling good time! Gather your little buccaneer and his or her mateys for a pirate party of the finest sort, complete with invitations, decorations, and eye patches to create and wear. This kit contains products you need to create party invitations and decorations for eight guests.
■ Contains products to create invitations, eye patches, banner, treasure boxes, and food toppers for eight
■ Coordinates with our Pirate Time stamp set and Pirate personalized name stamp
Friday, October 23, 2009
1. I am a paper addict............. it's like ladies that quilt and collect all those quarters. I love to collect the prettiest of papers.
2. Like all good stampers I'm totally addicted to chocolate............ only the darkest will do!
3. I'm totally addicted to participating in UStamp with Dawn and Friends sessions............. I get to meet the nicest people there and love all the projects.
4. I'm addicted to late night stamping and blog surfing.............need I say more.
5. I'm addicted to making pretty boxes and 3 dimensional projects........ can't get enough of them. It's like an adrenaline rush when I'm able to create something.
Whew there's my five addictions.......................I think there's probably a lot more but those are all stamping related. And now I get to name 5 blogs that I love visiting in those wee hours. Thank you ladies for sharing all your talent and inspiration............... I am always in awe when I visit your sites! Make sure you visit their sites too!
Becky Roberts Inking Idaho
Andrea Walford Sunny Stampin Ink
Jenny Moors Stamping Moments
Ellen Kemper Blinkin, Thinkin, Inkin
Sharon Field Created By U
Tuesday, October 20, 2009
1/2 Inch Library Clips Item #112581
Custom designed, these large grommets add some real spunk! These grommets can even frame small images for real art appeal.
Regular Price: $7.21 Preferred Price: $6.49 (learn about preferred pricing)
■ Colors: Basic Black, Silver, Very Vanilla and Whisper White
■ 5 each for a total of 20 pieces
Circle Designer Brads Item # 112571 These high-quality cast brads are so easy to use and come in custom Stampin' Up! designs. They're finished in our Styled Silver, and can be used separately or with our Hodgepodge Hardware.
Regular Price: $6.10 Preferred Price: $5.49 (learn about preferred pricing)
■ Assortments include 16 pieces; 8 each of 2 sizes (1/2" and 3/4")
■ Use to embellish cards, scrapbook pages, and other paper crafts
Mini Library Clips Item #109857
Regular Price: $14.43 Preferred Price: $12.99 (learn about preferred pricing)
Thursday, October 15, 2009
Congratulations Sheri, I am so happy for you! You've won a free pass to join the UStamp with Dawn and Friends Designer Holiday 09 which starts on Friday! I hope both you and Trina Pham my previous blog candy winner both enjoy this event and all the great projects you will be able to make!
Tuesday, October 13, 2009
Flower Burst Stampin' Up! Embosslits Die 114515
Regular Price: $8.32
Preferred Price: $7.49
With a little effort, this burst of sunshine will add volume and dimension to any project. The modern flower has an Eastern influence, and would look stunning used with the Eastern Blooms stamp set.■ Use a Sizzix Big Shot machine, standard cutting pads, and multi-purpose platform with this die■ 2-1/4" x 2-1/2"■ Chemically-etched die that includes negative and positive images for cutting and embossing at the same time■ Stampin' Up! exclusive die
Regular Price: $38.88
Preferred Price: $34.99
"Three Tier Cake Pop-Up Bigz XL from Stampin' Up 116760
Regular Price: $38.88
Preferred Price: $34.99
Why settle for one dimension when you can have three? Create perfect wedding and party projects with this pop-up die that will add dimension and depth! ■ Designed to cut through one sheet of paper or card stock at a time
■ Use with Sizzix Big Shot machine and extended cutting pads; for best results, also use extended premium crease pad
■ Die size: 6' x 13-3/4'"
If you're interested in purchasing any of these deals just go to my online shopping service and click on Deal of the Week. Happy Shopping!
Monday, October 12, 2009
So don't miss out, all you have to do to win this fabulous prize is send me a comment telling me what is your favourite Stampin' Up Winter/Christmas Stamp Set and/or Accessory. Pretty simple don't you think? I can't wait to hear from you.............................
Please respond no later than Wednesday Oct 15th to get in on this fabulous prize! The winner will be drawn that evening.
If you've already registered, still respond because you will be reimbursed for your payment.
Friday, October 9, 2009
Drum roll please..................... the lucky winner of the Free Pass to the Designer Holiday UStamp 09 is Trina Pham from Vancouver, BC. This is so exciting and I'm so happy for Trina. Trina had already signed up for this session, but she'll be reimbursed and will be able to participate absolutely free. The new session which begins October 16th and runs through November 13th is still open for registration, so if you haven't signed up yet make sure you click on the UStamp widget to go to the registration site. I can't wait to start making my Christmas cards and projects and I hope you're the same. Once again congratulations Trina, hope you have lots of fun!!!
Tuesday, October 6, 2009
Be sure to check out each week’s new deal. New Deals of the Week will begin at 10 AM (MT) on their assigned day. They will be posted on my web page and the Stampin’ Up’s Online Store. The dates are:
• Deal #1: Thursday, October 1, 2009; 12:01 AM (MT)
Sunday, October 4, 2009
Wednesday, September 30, 2009
What grand suggestions all of you made.............everything from christmas cards to purses and boxes! Although I'm not going to spoil the surprise by telling you what I'm making, I'm sure you're going to be happy! One of my greatest joys in participating in the UStamp with Dawn and Friends sessions has been checking in each day to see what the newest project would be and I was never disappointed!
Now for our winner........................drum roll please. Our lucky winner was picked through a Random Integer selector and it is............................ "contacttrina who said... "Congratulations, Penny! Can't wait to see your creations. I love A2 card holders, boxes and purses. September 29, 2009 9:14 PM
So Trina please send me your full name and contact information to my email at: firstname.lastname@example.org and we'll get you set up for the Holiday UStamp beginning October 16th. I hope you're excited because I sure am!
Click Here for full details and registration information.
Have you heard the news yet about Stampin Up's latest "On Line Shopping" Feature? Well if not here's the news! In order to clear out their inventory of surplus items that have been retired, Stampin Up has launched the "Clearance Rack". This is not a promotion - there is no set end date. Just like any Clearance rack these items will only be available as long as supplies last and all sales will be "final" - no returns or exchanges unless a product is defective. You'll need to check back regularly to see what's new and available because these unadvertised specials will constantly be changing.
To access and take advantage of this great new feature simply click here or click my side bar ON LINE shopping widget. This will take you into my demonstrators website (DBWS). Once you're there, simply click on the "SHOP NOW" bar under my demonstrator information in the top right hand corner of the screen, then look for "Clearance Rack" on the left-hand side bar of the online store.
Sunday, September 27, 2009
Friday, September 25, 2009
UStamp with Dawn and Friends is having a very special Holiday UStamp which will run from October 16th to November 13th, 2009.
And guess what? I'm so excited to let you know I've been asked by Dawn to be a Guest Designer for her Holiday UStamp. Now if you've been following my blog you know just how much fun I've had in both the Summer and Fall UStamp with Dawn and Friends sessions. Just having the opportunity to see and try out all the projects made by Dawn and her amazing dream team and crew girls has been so exciting for me. So, to be invited to join in as a guest designer with this fantastic group is just the utmost thrill for me!
To celebrate this great news I have a treat for you too. I will be giving away a free pass to participate in UStamp Holidays, on September 29th. All you have to do is visit my blog between now and then and leave me a comment about what types of projects you love to make for the holiday season. You could be the winner!
Thursday, September 24, 2009
Friday, September 18, 2009
Wednesday, September 16, 2009
Friday, September 11, 2009
As a hostess, you'll work with me to choose a date for a workshop, then invite your friends and family into your home or mine, to stamp and have fun with you. Your Stampin' Up! workshop can be as simple or elaborate as you want it to be. It can be a class where you make specific projects, or a training event where you learn new techniques. No matter what you have in mind, I will help you make it the perfect event for you and your friends!
Three Great Reasons to Host a Workshop
- "FREE STUFF! When you host a workshop, you can earn FREE stamp sets, ink, paper, accessories, and more! Check out our Hostess Benefits table to see all you can get.
- SEE HOSTESS BENEFITS EXCLUSIVE PRODUCTS FOR HOSTESSES! Hostesses have the opportunity to earn exclusive hostess-only products that cannot be purchased from the catalog.FUN, FUN, FUN! Hosting a workshop means getting together with your friends, having a great time, and discovering (or rediscovering) a way to express your creativity.
- CONTACT ME TO HOST A WORKSHOP"
Thursday, September 10, 2009
I used the Friends 24-7 stamp set (page 100 of the IB&C) set for my masculine version and Soft Suede card stock for the base. DSP used for the front cover trim and the booklet is from the retired Outlaw designer paper series.
To give this one some added interest I stamped the bird three times, twice on Vanilla cs and once on the base cs. I hand cut the two Very Vanilla birds and then mounted a full cut out on top of the base stamp and then a portion of the head, beak and wing to the Very Vanilla stamped piece using dimensionals. I glazed up the legs, beak and bird's eye with Crystal Effects. Before mounting each layer on dimensionals, I used a tip from a fellow stamper and using the new soft suede marker, I coloured around the each portion of the dimensional that could be seen if the bird is turned sideways. By colouring the dimensionals the same as the main image, the little foam pieces simply disappear. Neat trick eh?
I sponged the background of the soft suede with soft suede ink and used the medallion stamp for the piece of card stock withthe gold brads. I think this gave the card a very masculine feel.
The scallop punch was used on the Outlaw DSP to give the front of the notebook some additional dimension.
The box base is made from Old Olive cs and the belly band again from the Holiday Treasures DSP. I used the "Just For You" sentiment from the Oval All stamp set and mounted it on Old Olive and Red Riding Hood cs punched out with the large oval punch. The same cs was used with the Trio Flower punch to add additional interest to the belly band and each of the chocolates. and finally SU's gold brad's were used for the flower centers to give a bit of added colour. All in all, this was a very quick and inexpensive gift to make, and I'm sure it will be a hostess pleaser.
Wednesday, September 9, 2009
Each kit comes with 3 sheets of double sided 12 x 12 Designer Paper. You also get 2 each of four different coordinated pieces of 12 x 12 textured cardstock - that's 8 sheets of cardstock. And finally, 2 each of three 6 x 12 sheets of matching self-adhesive die cuts. All the bells and whistles with these ones.
All this for just $26.95. So what are you waiting for check out the kits featured on pages 164 to 167 of the 2009 -2010 Idea Book and Catalogue. You can use my on line ordering button to shop now, or click here. You'll be creating in no time.
If you're looking for the perfect sentiment stamp set to use with these types of cards, check out "Sincere Salutations" on page 143 of the IB&C. For just $4.00 a stamp (there are 8 in the set) you get a sentiment that is perfect for every occasion.
115068 Price: $31.95
Use these simple stamps to celebrate and sympathize with those you love. Sometimes the short messages say so much.
Set Quantity: 8
Tuesday, September 1, 2009
Last week I received this belated "Happy Retirement" card from a very good friend of mine. A simple design made by punching black and white circles with SU's 3/4" and 1" circle stamps. Random small flower images from the Greenhouse Garden set(113824) were stamped in black ink on 3/4" white circles. The Trio Flower Punch (109183) was used to stamp small flower images from black and white DSP and black brads were used for the centers. The medium sized floral stamp from the Fifth Avenue Floral set (113734) was stamped and embossed on Whisper White Card stock and the center was highlighted with dazzling diamonds. Although this card uses a retirement sentiment, it could easily be changed to honor a birthday or anniversary. I wish the picture could do this card justice, as it is truly well put together and very classy. Thanks my friend for the card and your well wishes!
The Holiday Mini Catalogue begins today and is available until January 4, 2010. There are so many exciting new stamp sets and accessories to look at, you'll be amazed.
Monday, August 31, 2009
Stampin' Up is excited to bring you this sweet deal for hostesses September through November: Host a workshop totaling $330 or more and choose any one item* from the 2009 Holiday Mini Catalogue for only $14! *Offer excludes hostess sets and My Digital Studio.
After My Digital Studio is released, this offer will become even sweeter:
Host a workshop of at least $525 and get My Digital Studio for 50 percent off the retail price (retail price: $106.95; promotional price: $53.47)!"
Around 8:00 while we were having coffee and watching the morning news, the power went out again. Since we couldn't do anything without the electricity in the house, we both headed outside and tackled some of our garden work that has been lagging behind. We finished that and the power was still out........... an hour has passed. So, nothing else to do we took Murphy for a nice long walk around the lake and neighborhood where we live. The power was out everywhere so it wasn't only us who were inconvenienced. If there was any silver lining to today's power outage, it was the fact that it's a grand day with the sun shining brightly and a light breeze blowing and no where to be in a hurry.
On our way home we picked up our mail and there was a package from Dawn Rapsas for me...............my prizes for having her blinkie on my blog and guessing one of the questions on the July 27th chat night. How exciting!!
Well that just made the day even brighter and so much more exciting......I wanted to rip the envie open right then and there but my DH suggested waiting until we got home. The with the suspense deepening we returned home. When we arrived the power had returned and all was back to normal. I opened the package as soon as I could and look what I got........... a full package of dimensionals, a beautiful package of Hidden Garden Rub-Ons and a Ribbon Measurer. Here's all my stuff. Thanks Dawn for making it such a great day after all!
Sunday, August 30, 2009
Today while I was browsing through the fall 2007 Holiday Cards Volume 2 Paper Crafts Magazine, I was inspired to make a card using the retired City of David stamp set from Stampin' Up. Having recently acquired this stamp set, which I've always loved, I thought now's the time to get out the ink and get stamping.
The card and matching envelope above were designed by Dianna Halevy. I loved the card colours and how she used the 1 3/8" circle punch to create interest at the bottom of the card. The figures of Mary and David are stamped on the base card in Really Rust and then restamped on Very Vanilla cardstock and painted with More Mustard, Really Rust, and Sage Shadow inks. They were then mounted with dimensionals. This is my version of Diana's card. Hope you like it.
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