Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Holiday Mini - Sneak Peek at Your Presents

All attendee's at this year's Convention received the stamp set Your Presents as well as a kit with card stock and envelopes to make two projects.  We used those items in one of the classes we went to and along with the kit was a flyer with some other ideas on using the stamps.

Below is my interpretation of one of the samples.  There are many more ideas that I can hardly wait to make and share with you.

It was so great going to  Convention and learning about so many great ways to use our tools.  For this set, we used the kissing technique.  I was having some difficulty getting the look I wanted, so I tried something else and it worked out great.

I'll share that with you later.

Thank you for looking in today.  Happy Wednesday and Happy Crafting!

~ Donna

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Weekly Deals - July 28th

Weekly Deals - Shop Now for this weeks' fabulous deals!


Hearts Border Punch Item # 133784
Regular Price: $16.00 US/$20.00 CAN
Discounted Price: $11.20 US/$14.00 CAN

Happy Patterns Decorative Masks Item # 138313
Regular Price: $6.00 US/$7.50 CAN
Discounted Price: $4.20 US/$5.25 CAN

Very Vanilla Thick Baker's Twine Item # 138411
Regular Price: $3.50 US/$4.50 CAN
Discounted Price: $2.63 US/$3.38 CAN

Melon Mambo 3/8" Stitched Satin Ribbon Item # 138431
Regular Price: $9.00 US/$11.25 CAN
Discounted Price: $6.75 US/$8.44 CAN

Sweet Li'L Things Designer Washi Tape Item # 138387
Regular Price: $5.00 US/$6.25 CAN
Discounted Price: $3.75 US/$4.69 CAN

Pacific Point 3/8" Stitched Satin Ribbon Item # 138427
Regular Price: $9.00 US/$11.25 CAN
Discounted Price: $6.75 US/$8.44 CAN

Lost Lagoon 5/8" Striped Cotton Ribbon Item # 138418
Regular Price: $7.00 US/$8.75 CAN
Discounted Price: $5.25 US/$6.56 CAN

Basic Black 3/8" Stitched Satin Ribbon Item # 138430
Regular Price: $9.00 US/$11.25 CAN
Discounted Price: $6.75 US/$8.44 CAN

Melon Mambo 1/4" Cotton Ribbon Item # 134566
Regular Price: $6.00 US/$7.50 CAN
Discounted Price: $4.50 US/$5.63 CAN

Metallic Foil Doilies Item # 138392
Regular Price: $4.00 US/$5.00 CAN
Discounted Price: $2.80 US/$3.50 CAN

Howl-o-Ween Sneak Peek

There's no place like home!

Home again from a fabulous trip to Salt Lake City, Utah and the 2015 Stampin' Up! Convention.  This year was my very first Convention and it was a wonderful time.  One of the best parts of Convention was Prize Patrol and I won!  Yipppeeee!!!

I can't show you the set just yet, but I can show you what I make with it, so here is my first creation from my prize - Howl-o-ween Treat.

You may think this card is upside down, but nope, it's exactly as it should be.  I know, owls don't hang upside down, but I thought he would make a cute "bat" with the way his wings are spread out.  

For now, he (I guess it could be a she) was fussy cut, but after August, I won't have to do that anymore, why you may ask.... well, this set has a matching framelits.  Yayyy!!

Inside are two more stamps from the set.  Don't you just love the little spider?  So cute (for a spider!).


Card stock:  Pumpkin Pie - 11" x 4 1/4" scored at 5 1/2"
DSP:  Pretty Petals (138442)
Moons:  Daffodil Delight - Circles Collection Framelits (130911)
Branch:  Sprinkles of Life (extended to be longer with Basic Black Stampin' Write Marker)
Ink:  Crushed Curry for sponging the moons and OUR NEW ARCHIVAL BASIC BLACK Stampin' Pad

Thank you for looking in today.  Keep watching for more sneak peeks into the upcoming Holiday Mini catalog!

~ Donna

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Friday, July 24, 2015

Having a great time at Convention! You are all going to love the Holiday Mini that will be out soon. I already have my hands on two sets and can't wait to get home and start creating with them!

I don't have my laptop with me so making a quick post from my kindle.

Tomorrow is our last day then resting and driving home on Sunday.

Blog with you soon!


Wednesday, July 22, 2015

A Peek at My Swap Cards

Here are some of the swaps I made for Convention.  If you follow my blog, you may have seen these earlier as full cards.  For swapping at Convention, I made just the card fronts.  I loved this one so much after I made the original cards, that I knew they would be perfect and easy to make and share.

You can see full details on making them HERE.

Thank you for looking in today.  Today I will be taking a tour of the Stampin' Up! Campus plus team meetings with two different groups of great gals!  Going to be a great day.

~ Donna

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

On The Road I Go... to Convention!

I bet you thought I was going to show them to you, didn't you?  Tee hee...not yet. 

There are 12 special ones for our team swap and the rest are for whoever else will be swapping.  About 60 total.  From what I've heard from others, I'm thinking I need more, but this is what I'll have with me.  

I'm super excited to go and have days with all my stamping friends as well as making new friends.  Look out Salt Lake City, here we come!

Be sure to watch my personal facebook page for updates from the Convention.

If you will be at Convention and follow my blog, I hope you will say hello.

On the road I go!  Traveling Tuesday!

~ Donna

Monday, July 20, 2015

Thanks a Latte Paper Pumpkin

This month's Paper Pumpkin is super easy and so cute.  I have to admit though, I didn't do one with the plant or greenery coming out of the top.  My mind just couldn't deal with it.  ha ha!

Look here... best part of all for all you who love tying bows... they are already DONE for you!

The stamps in this set are just adorable!  Well, minus the weird plants... lol.  I love the sentiments, cup, steam and tea bag tag.  Too Cute!

Don't forget to dress up the envelope too! 

If you would like to receive a fun new kit each month, just go to and sign up.  Be sure to select me as Demonstrator and let me know you've signed up and I'll send you a little extra thank you from me!

Thank you for looking in today.  

Happy Monday and happy crafting!  

~ Donna

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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!!!