Monthly Archives: November 2014

Bearing Gifts

Sorry for the late post today but I have had computer problems and have been tied up with the holiday happenings.  Today’s post is one for all the Blac2014_11_30DSCI0795k Friday shoppers that have completed their holiday shopping and are ready to come bearing gifts.  This card is one of Cammie’s brayered beauties and features the Stampin Up single stamp, Bearing Gifts #136667 from the Stampin Up holiday catalog.  Cammie used the Confetti Stars Border Punch #135861 to frame the main panel of the card.

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Go Bucks

If you live in central Ohio or have attended The Ohio State University then you know that today’s Big game vs the team up north (U of M) is the biggest rivalry in college football.  The OSU vs Michigan game brings back a lot of memories of my college day and is filled with tradition.  So today, I am posting a card to bring the Scarlet and Gray Luck to and win the “gold pants” with a victory!

2014_11_28IMG_4956Go Buckeyes Beat the Wolverines!

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Happy Black Friday

2014_11_28IMG_4696While most of Americans are spending time shopping on Black Friday or decorating their homes for the holidays, I will be working on getting my Christmas cards in order.  I have so many designs and kits ready to make so I will spend my time trying to get caught up. Today’s card is a sweet card that requires a lot of punching from the now retired ornament punch that I punched to turn into a tangled set of Christmas lights.  Once the bulbs were punched I arranged them on my card front and then added the hand drawn cord.  The sentiment is also from a retired Stampin Up stamp set.  No matter how you spend your day after Thanksgiving, I hope you are enjoying what begins the most wonderful time of year!

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Gobbler Treats

2014_11_27pmIMG_6051Happy Thanksgiving!  I made these cute little turkey gobblers as treats for my friends and a few special waitresses that we are thankful for.  The Curvy Keepsakes Box #135853 from the Stampin Up holiday catalog is the main foundation for the turkeys body.  The 20 feathers per turkey were cut using the Feathers Framelits #135852.  For the face and  backside I used a 1 1/2 inch circle punch.  For the beak, I used the tip of a Christmas tree framelit (now retired) and the gobbler is from the Word Bubble framelits #132968 in the Stampin Up annual catalog.


Take the time today and count your blessings and enjoy the company of one another.

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Happy Turkey Day

2014_11_27IMG_6056 Today’s post is the Oct My paper pumpkin kit and it contained all the adorable table decorations for Thanksgiving.  I made mine up for our waitress at the restaurant we are going to today.

2014_11_27100_1811 (1)With the left overs I made the card for my Stampin Up My paper Pumpkin kit subscribers.








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Triple Bonus Thanksgiving

2014_11_26DSCI0779Happy Thanksgiving eve. Today’s post is a triple card Post using the using the Mingle All the Way Stamp #135773 set from the Stampin Up holiday catalog.  For the first card, Cammie used the Filigree Frames textured Impressions Folder #135818 on the Eggplant background.  For the Panel, Cammie used the Work of Art #134114 stampset  from the Stampin Up annual catalog. She added a pile of leaves cut from DSP and cardstock and a retired leaves die.

2014_11_26DSCI0780For the 2nd card, Cammie once again used the Mingle all the way sentiment but this time created a very artistic-like turkey from the wide oval punch that is textured with the Zig Zag #133738 folder.  She hand cut many banners to create the tail.


For the 3rd card, I used the Color Me Autumn DSP #135820 from the Stampin Up Holiday catalog.  I then stuffed the card with layers of cardstock, burlap ribbon and fall accents cut from a retired Stampin Up bigshot die.

I hope your Thanksgiving is stuffed to the brim with food, family and fun.


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Keep your shopping simple



By now your holiday shopping lists are made and be sure to check the weekly deals and last minute stocking stuffers. Every week Stampin Up introduces items that are on sale for 1week only.  Check out the latest batch of Stampin Up deals.  Discounted items for this week end on December 2nd.  Place your order early to ensure that you have gifts in time for all those items on your gift giving list or for the gifts to give to yourself!

All discounted items are items that are currently in one of the Stampin Up publications: 2014-2015 Stampin Up annual catalog or the Stampin Up Holiday catalog.

If you see something you want to order use the sign in or create a new account to place your online order. If you don’t want to place the order online email me your order and contact information at and I will place the order for you but will need to have a form payment before the order will be placed.  For the weekly deals, it would be best to have a credit or debit card available.

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Coffee anyone?

2014_11_25IMG_5613 In anticipation of the holidays, Cammie and I donated some hand made gift items for a charity basket for a local fundraiser for a Special Olympics camp.  Cammie made 2 adorable Petite Cafe Gift Bags #135826 for Thanksgiving and Christmas.  The Petite Cafe Gift Bags are available in the Stampin Up holiday catalog that are kraft poly-lined food safe bags with a tin tie  closure and the right size for stamping and gift giving.

For the Thanksgiving bag, Cammie used the Gorgeous Grunge stampset #130517 to create the background.  The dot panel was done using the Dots & Stripes Decorative Masks #133775 a dauber and ink.  She added a cluster of Feathers using the Four Feathers Stamp set #135053 and the coordinating Feathers Framelits #135852.

For the Christmas bag, Cammie used the Gorgeous Grunge to create the Background and wrapped a piece of DSP to create a belly band.  She then wrapped Bakers Twine and finished it off with a coordinating coffee cup from the Perfect Blend Stamp set #131392.

Love these bags and they look even cuter with a 1 pound bag of coffee.

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Make the most of our Online Extravaganza by enjoying flash deals on select items and bundles at a 20%-50% discount! But quantities are limited, and this great opportunity only lasts from November 24 through December 2, so get yours before they’re gone.

Plus, there will be limited-time door busters on November 24 and December 1 on special products-some that have never before been paired together-that are only available for 24 hours and while supplies last! These specific deals are extremely limited, so act fast! Click Here the sale items 

Additional Details:

  • Limited discounts available. Once discounts run out, items will be available at retail price.
  • Bundles are while supplies last only.
  • Discounted items/bundles available on all order types (customer, demonstrator, workshop, and online ).
  • There is no minimum purchase in order to purchase the discounted product.
  • You must use the bundle item codes provided.  Discounts will not be applied if individual component item numbers are entered separately.
  • Additional products from current catalogs  may be purchased on the same order.
  • Discounts range from 20%-50%.
  • Door busters only last for 24 hours and while supplies last.
    • First one begins at 12:00 AM (MT)  on November 24, running through 11:59 PM (MT) that same day.
    • The second begins at 12:00 AM (MT) on December 2, running through 11:59 PM (MT) that same day.


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Time to Get Toasty

2014_11_24DSCI0800 Today’s card is definitely a creative play on words that makes for a great fall card.  The  background paper is from the Stampin Up Color Me Autumn DSP #135820 paper pack.  To add the bonfire Cammie used The Great Outdoors #126562 and masterfully colored in the bonfire.  She dialed up the Hello Fall sentiment using the Rotary Alphabet stamp #133769 and the Time to get Toasty sentiment is from the Making Spirits Bright #135089 stamp set in the Stampin Up holiday catalog.

Love the creative use of combining these 2 stampsets to create a wonderful autumn card because nothing says fall like a nice and toasty bonfire.

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