Friday, November 28, 2014

Swingin' Santa

Swingin' Santa is ready to Get His Santa On.  Thanksgiving is past and the holiday ahead is Christmas, so it's time for Santa to gear up.  Here's a delightful way to help him get it together!

On the outside of the circle, Santa's Suit just waiting for him.

I stamped the coat and hat twice and popped up the 2nd copy with Stampin' Dimensionals.

Inside I stamped ho ho ho on the first panel and adding a 2nd panel for writing your Christmas greeting.

Inside the card circle is Santa all ready to go!

I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving.  Ours was very quiet but really went well since we could do everything in our own time.  Stress free!  I have to say I sure miss having my boys here, but they went with their Dad's family this year for a family project. 
Stay safe if you go out to brave the Black Friday crowds!

Thursday, November 27, 2014

Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving!  I hope you're having a wonderful day filled with Family, Friends and wonderful Food.

Hubby and I will be spending a nice quiet day together.  Hopefully the kids will call when they have a few minutes during their busy days.  They all have odd work schedules, so it's difficult to catch time with them. 

On to our card for today.  My Banner Blessings set came just in time for me to make this for Thanksgiving, although, this sentiment can certainly be used for any kind of thank you. 

Don't forget to add some color to the envelope flaps with matching DSP.

Here are the details for this card:

The base is 8 1/2" x 5 1/2" scored at 4 1/4" - I used Cajun Craze for one and Mossy Meadow for the other.

The next layer is Very Vanilla 5 1/4" x 4" with two pieces of Color Me Autumn DSP (135820) cut at 4" x 1 1/2" and attach them to the top and the bottom of the Very Vanilla.

The two strips are 4" x 1/4" in Cajun Craze and Mossy Meadow.

The sentiment from Banner Blessings (136720) - a Photopolymer set, is stamped in Mossy Meadow on both cards in the center of the Very Vanilla.  I just love this set with Bible quotes.

The small piece of Burlap Ribbon (132140) is tied together with Baker's Twine and a Autumn Wooden Element (135846) is added with a double knot.  I attached the ribbon with a large glue dot.

Thank you for looking in today.  I wish you a blessed Thanksgiving!

~ Donna

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Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Park Lane Birthday

Just a quick birthday card today. 
This is really very simple.  White base 8 1/2" x 5 1/2" and scored at 4 1/4".
The DSP is 3 1/2" x 3 3/4" and the Whisper White piece across the top is 1 1/4" x 3 1/2".  I attached them together on the back with a piece of scotch tape and then cut a piece of Tangerine Tango 1" x 4".
I added a rhinestone for bling and there she is!  Quick and Simple!
On a sad note... we had to say good-bye to our oldest furbaby - Buster.  He was our 2nd rescue from 1997.  My son Robert and I adopted him from the Arizona Humane Society in August 1997 when he was still a kitten.  He had been found with his siblings dumped into a dumpster inside a plastic bag.  He actually picked us, he reached through the cage and the rest, as they say, is history.
His bubblegum pink toes, ears and nose were always clean and pink, except that one time he got into the fireplace... LOL - they weren't pink then!  We had little charcoal feet prints all over the house!
Say hi to all our other pet friends Buster and a special hello to Zoe!
Thank you for looking in today.  Only one more day to Turkey Day Eve!  Looking forward to a day of turkey and dressing traditions!
~ Donna

Monday, November 24, 2014

Washi Sale - Washi Storage

As I'm sure you've heard by now - Monday was the first day of Stampin' Up!'s Online Extravaganza.  So, now you need a place to store your bargain priced Washi Tape, right??

Have I got a great idea for you!  THIS is where I store my Washi Tape - inside the Small Die Box (122219).  This is perfect for me with all the pets we have in our house!  My tape stays fur-free!  Yay!

Take a look inside!  I still have room for more, but not for long, since I just ordered some on the 50% off sale!!  Who can pass that up at HALF OFF?! 

The prices down below for the Washi Tape is full price.  When you go to my store, it will be half off.  Don't forget to check out all the other great sale items too.  Some items are while supplies last, so don't wait!

If you would like to place an order for shipment directly to you, use Hostess Code:  RMWE2CSB. 

Thank you for looking in today. 

~ Donna

Curvy Turkey

This cute little Curvy Turkey isn't for Carving, just for enjoying.  I had to think up my own feathers here since I didn't have the Four Feathers and Feathers Framelits Dies (Bundle: w-137629 / c-137630).  So looking through my punches, I noticed my Bird Builder Punch and thought the bird would make some decent tail feathers.

What do you think?  His feathers look a bit ruffled, but that makes perfect sense since Thanksgiving is just days away.  He's probably pretty nervous, even though he's totally safe here (unless the cats take off with him!).

To cover his bum (and the view of where all the "feathers" come together), I punched a 2 1/2" circle of Chocolate Chip and attached it over the back.


His topnotch is the leaves from the Bird Builder punch.  I put glue on one of the leaves (behind his head where you can't see it) and along the stem and it fit perfectly to the curve of the head which was punched with the 1 3/8" Circle Punch (119860).

His wattle is the bird wing, but not the whole wing.  Just "wing it" and punch as much as you like to get the look you want.  That's what I did.  :)  I had cut his beak and punched the whites of his eyes are the middle size circles from the Owl Builder Punch (118074)

I hope you enjoyed my little Curvy Turkey. 

Don't forget to check out the awesome deals on the Online Extravaganza!  You won't want to miss out!

Thank you for checking in today!  Have a fabulous Monday. 

~ Donna

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Let's Try This Again...

My apologies for posting this again, but yesterday's post was terrible!  I was having trouble with my links.

Thanks to Sue Parker from our weSTAMP team for her help getting this to work!

Saturday, November 22, 2014


You know you wait for this every year, so get ready for Online Extravaganza Time! 
It's Stampin' Up's version of Black Friday - except it comes BEFORE Thanksgiving, giving us all something extra to be thankful for ~ Fun Stampin' products and discounted prices and no long lines to stand in, just contact me or order online through my store.  (BE SURE TO USE THE ITEM NUMBERS LISTED FOR THE SALE PRICE).
(click on the image below - it should take you to the flyer)
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  • Most Embossing Folders - just $5 Each!
*Excludes: Stylish Stripes, Chevron, Beautifully Baroque, and Woodgrain
  • NEW Gift Box Punch Board --now 30% Off! $13.96 instead of $19.95
  • Card Kit Bundle - combine and save 30% Off!
    • Includes the Everyday Occasions Cardmaking Kit AND the Hip Hip Hooray Cardmaking Kit,valued at $49.90, for just $34.93
  • Project Life Bundle - 15% Off! Black Leather 12" x 12" Project Life Album
  • Design 1 12" x 12" Project Life Photo Pocket Pages
  • Seasonal Snapshot Project Life Card Collection
  • Seasonal Snapshot Project Life Accessory Pack
  • and Project Life Holiday Cheer Photopolymer Stamp Set. Regularly $78.75, for one day only pay just $66.75 total!

  • Gift Box Bundle - 30% Off when you get all three pre-cut packaging solutions:
    • Tiny Treat Boxes
    • Decorative Window Gift Boxes 
    • Takeout Boxes. $17.85 regularly, just $12.49!

  • NEW Blendabilities Bundle - 30% Off!! 
  • ALL 12 Blendabilities assortments (does not include Skin Tone Assortment or Color Lifter)
  • Use item #140388 when ordering
  • $143.40 regular price, SALE $100!
BUT WAIT--there's MORE!
Between these two amazing Doorbuster Days runs a special that's going to make you very, very happy! From Monday, November 24th through midnight on Tuesday, December 2nd, here's what's going to be on sale, up to 50% off!
50% off these items!
  • 133795 Chalkboard Banner Simply Created Kit   
    • reg $19.95   now $9.98
  • 133629 Tag a Bag Accessory Kit 
    • reg $7.95     now  $3.98
  • 129027 Fast Fuse Adhesive Refill                            
    • reg $7.50      now $3.75
  • 133785 Fun Flower Punch
    • reg $16.95    now $8.48
  • 133782 2" Circle Punch
    • reg $16.95    now  $8.48
  • 133781 What's Up Punch                                      
    • reg $16.95    now  $8.48
  • 131267 Mosaic Punch                                          
    • reg $15.95    now   $7.98
  • 133784 Hearts Border Punch                                
    • reg $15.95     now   $7.98
  • 133786 Sweetheart Punch                                    
    • $15.95           $7.98
  • 133779 Seasons Sweet Pressed Cookie Stamps        
    • $10.95         $5.48
  • 130018 Calypso Coral 3/4" Chevron Ribbon              
    • $8.95          $4.48
  • 131151 Island Indigo 3/4" Chevron Ribbon                
    • $8.95         $4.48
  • 130015 Pumpkin Pie 3/4" Chevron Ribbon                
    • $8.95          $4.48
  • 130011 Pear Pizzazz 3/4" Chevron Ribbon                
    • $8.95          $4.48
  • 133671 Hello Honey 3/8" Stitched Satin Ribbon         
    • $8.95         $4.48
  • 130017 Wisteria Wonder 3/4" Chevron Ribbon           
    • $8.95        $4.48
  • 130014 Chocolate Chip 3/4" Chevron Ribbon             
    • $8.95         $4.48
  • 130016 Marina Mist 3/4" Chevron Ribbon                 
    • $8.95         $4.48
  • 130013 Blushing Bride 3/4" Chevron Ribbon              
    • $8.95         $4.48
  • 130012 Cherry Cobbler 3/4" Chevron Ribbon             
    • $8.95         $4.48
  • 133672 Lost Lagoon 3/8" Stitched Satin Ribbon         
    • $8.95        $4.48
  • 126187 Essentials Paper-Piercing Pack                     
    • $7.95          $3.98
  • 127844 Natural 7/8" Cotton Ribbon                        
    • $7.95           $3.98
  • 133778 Eclectic Paper-Piercing Pack                        
    • $7.95           $3.98
  • 134548 Silver 5/8" Satin Ribbon                              
    • $6.95          $3.48
  • 134547 Gold 5/8" Satin Ribbon                               
    • $6.95           $3.48
  • 125583 Daffodil Delight 1/2" Seam Binding Ribbon     
    • $6.95        $3.48
  • 134582 Early Espresso 1/2" Seam Binding Ribbon       
    • $6.95        $3.48
  • 130685 Simply Pressed Clay                                    
    • $6.95           $3.48
  • 131269 Epic Day Designer Washi Tape                      
    • $4.95          $2.48
  • 134583 Gold 1/8" Ribbon                                       
    • $4.95           $2.48
  • 133689 Beach House Designer Washi Tape                 
    • $4.95        $2.48
  • 133690 Sweet Sadie Designer Washi Tape                  
    • $4.95        $2.48
  • 133719 Gold Glimmer Paper                                    
    • $4.95          $2.48
  • 135314 Silver Glimmer Paper                                   
    • $4.95         $2.48
  • 133769 Alphabet Rotary Stamp                               
    • $14.95         $7.48
  • 132290 Sweet Pressed Cookie Stamps Handle              
    • $5.95       $2.98
AND 40% off these great items!
  • 130658 Big Shot Magnetic Platform                        
    • $39.95    $23.97
  • 132147 Extra-Large Gift Boxes                              
    • $3.95     $2.37
  • 131260 2013-2015 In Color Stampin' Write Markers   
    • $14.95    $8.97
  • 133654 2014-2016 In Color Stampin' Write Markers   
    • $14.95    $8.97
  • 133453 Settin' Sail Photopolymer Stamp Set              
    • $13.95   $8.37
  • 133519 Banner Punch                                           
    • $12.95    $7.77
  • 133697 Gold Soiree Specialty Designer Series Paper   
    • $12.95    $7.77
  • 132142 Silver Metallic Encore Pad                            
    • $9.95    $5.97
  • 132141 Gold Metallic Encore Pad                             
    • $9.95    $5.97
  • 133756 Silver Stampin' Glitter                                 
    • $3.95    $2.37
  • 133457 Gold Stampin' Glitter                                  
    • $3.95    $2.37
AND 30% off these fun products!
  • Big Lullabye Wood-Mount Bundle: Big News Wood Mount Stamp Set, Lullaby Designer Series Paper regularly $54.90 now just $38.43 use item number #140354
  • Big Lullabye Clear-Mount Bundle: Big News Clear Mount Stamp Set, Lullaby Designer Series Paper regularly $42.90 now just $32.00 use item number #140355
  • Perfect Banner Clear-Mount Bundle: Perfect Pennants Clear Stamp Set, Banners Framelits Dies regularly $48.90 now just $34.23 use item #140356

  • Something Itty Bitty Wood Bundle: Something to Say Wood-Mount Stamp Set, Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack regularly $46.90 now just $32.83 use item #140357
  • Something Itty Bitty Clear Bundle: Something to Say Clear-Mount Stamp Set, Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack regularly $38.90 now just $27.23 use item #140358
  • Paper Pumpkin Wahoo Refill Kit* regularly $7.95 now only $5.57
  • Itty Bitty Banners Wood Stamp Set regularly $15.95 now only $11.17
  • Celebration Basics Kit regularly $14.95 now only $10.47
  • Bombs Away Birthday Photopolymer Stamp Set regularly $13.95 now only $9.77
  • Vintage Faceted Designer Buttons regularly $5.95 now only $4.17
  • Essentials Hardware Clips regularly $5.95 now only $4.17
  • Crushed Curry Stampin' Emboss Powder regularly $4.95 now only $3.47
  • Calypso Coral Stampin' Emboss Powder regularly $4.95 now only $3.47
AND more great deals at 20% off!
  • This and That Bundle: Alphabet Rotary Stamp, This and That Documented Journal, Documented This and That Designer Stickers regularly $30.85 value just $24.68. Use item #140359 when ordering.
  • From My Heart Wood-Mount Stamp Set             
    • $39.95       $31.96
  • Stars Framelits Dies                                       
    • $26.95       $21.56
  • A Dozen Thoughts Wood-Mount Stamp Set          
    • $26.95      $21.56
  • Window Frames Collection Framelits Dies            
    • $26.95       $21.56
  • Hearts a Flutter Framelits Dies                         
    • $24.95       $19.96
  • Show & Tell 1 Photopolymer Stamp Set               
    • $13.95       $11.16
  • Show & Tell 2 Photopolymer Stamp Set               
    • $13.95       $11.16
  • Epic Day This and That Designer Stickers            
    • $4.95         $3.96
  • This and That Documented Journal                    
    • $10.95       $8.76
  • Paper Pumpkin Hello to You Refill Kit*                 
    • $7.95        $6.36  use #131521
  • Paper Pumpkin Love Notes Refill Kit*
  • $7.95        $6.36 use #132288
  • Paper Pumpkin Pedal Praise Refill Kit*                  .
  • $7.95        $6.36 use #132630
  • Paper Pumpkin Sweet as Pie Refill Kit*                 $7.95        $6.36  use #136922
WANT A LITTLE? Place an order!
WANT A LOT? Have a book party!
WANT IT ALL? Become a demonstrator and get 20% off on top of the sale!
Email me to order, to get a hostess code for a book party, or to ask for more information about becoming a demonstrator during the Extravaganza and get your Starter Kit for just $75 instead of $99!!
Contact me - Donna Kish -

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I'm totally addicted to rubber stamps and making cards. When I first started scrapbooking, I said, "Oh I'll never buy stamps..." Oh boy was I ever wrong there!! And now here I am, enjoying the fun of being a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator and the collection just grows and grows!!!