Sunday, November 29, 2015

Gift Certificates (hints for Santa!)

Christmas is just around the corner and Santa can always use some help knowing exactly what  you want for Christmas!  Help him out with a wish list so he can get it perfect! Santa will appreciate the tips. 

Dear Santa

Stamping is something I really like to do,
so I'm making a little list, just for you!

Pick one, two, or three things for me
I sure would love to find them under my tree!

I really have been good this year
And I'd really love some new stamping gear.

Just contact Donna Kish to order from my list
I'm sure by now, Santa, you're getting the gist!

The goodies will appear at your front door
Simple for you, and for me - stamping galore!!

Thank You Santa!

Have your Santa contact me once you have your list ready and I'll see to it that it gets to Santa for delivery or you can have Santa order a Gift Certificate from me that you can shop with later.  (This gift certificate can only be used with me and is not redeemable through Stampin' Up!)

I'll even send the gift certificate in a beautiful Christmas Card ready to deliver!

Support small business... Every Day!

~ Donna

Saturday, November 28, 2015

Oh Come All Ye Faithful...

It's time to get serious about Christmas cards and getting them ready to send out.  I have several here and there ready to go, but really need MORE!

So, here's one I made from a card I spotted by Brian King.  I love his simple layouts and bold borders.  I changed up the colors and added some of our pretty gold thread.


Base:  Early Espresso - 8 1/2" x 5 1/2, scored at 4 1/4"
Very Vanilla - 5 1/4" x 4"
Early Espresso - 4 1/2" x 2 1/4"
Crumb Cake - 4 1/4" x 2"
DSP - Sweet Li'l Things

I stamped the image onto the Sweet Li'l Things Designer Series Paper (DSP) and onto Shimmery White card stock.  I used an aqua painter to color with ink from the lids of Blushing Bride and Marina Mist.  I also used Soft Suede and Daffodil Delight.  Then with some fussy cutting I cut out the watercolored image and attached it to the stamped image on the DSP.

I punched the DSP images with the 2 1/2" Circle Punch and Early Espresso was cut using the Circles Framelits Dies.

I wrapped Gold Metallic Thread around my fingers several times and attached it to the back of the Early Espresso circle with some tape and then popped up the circle with Stampin' Dimensionals.

Inside Sentiment:

Thank you for looking in today.

Don't forget to shop the Online Extravaganza before it is over!

~ Donna

If you are a subscriber to my blog, most likely you receive my blog posts in your email.  If so, you may not be seeing everything that is available.  Recently I posted a YouTube video from Stampin' Up! and when the email came to me (yes, I subscribe to my posts at a different email address, so I can see how they look to you.)  There was no video in the email, but it was on the blog.

To see the full blog post, simply click on the Title at the top of the email and you should be sent to the blogspot page.  Then you should be able to see any videos posted as well as the supply list I often place at the bottom.  Give it a try!

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Friday, November 27, 2015

Happy Birthday Linda

Are you planning to brave Black Friday shopping?  This girl most certainly is not.  BUT... how about some Online Extravaganza Shopping instead?  That is my favorite kind of shopping, in my jammies, slippers and a nice cup of coffee.

Don't miss out on the fabulous deals Stampin' Up! is offering during this annual sale!

Here's another birthday card using Watercolor Words.  I think this cam  out looking really good and the recipient liked it, so that's all that matters!

The Designer Series Paper used was English Garden.  I love the polka dots, don't you?  

Thank you for looking in today - stay safe out there if you brave the crazy shoppers out there this weekend!

~ Donna

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Happy Birthday with Watercolor Words

With all the holiday cards being made lately, we mustn't forget the every day cards, like birthdays, so I decided to make up a few tonight to add back to my supply.

I thought it would be nice to dig up some pretty flowers and use English Garden Designer Series Paper.  I still love this beautiful paper and will look forward to spring to use it on some pretty spring cards.  For now, let's do birthday!

I made up a couple of extras (one shown) without sentiments that I can use when I need to whip up something fast.  It is always nice to have some backup ready to top off.

Base - Blushing Bride - 8 1/2" x 5 1/2", scored at 4 1/4"
Mossy Meadow - 5 1/4" x 4"
Designer Paper - 5" x 3 3/4"

Sentiment Mat Mossy Meadow - 3 5/8" x  2 3/8"
Sentiment Whisper White - 3 1/2" x 2 1/4" 

Sentiment Stamps - Watercolor Words

Tomorrow is Thanksgiving - I'm so thankful for you who read my blog and for all my customers!  Thank you for keeping my job fun!

Thank you for looking in today ~

~ Donna

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Weekly Deals - November 24, 2015


We hope you enjoy this week's Weekly Deals!


Embellished Ornaments Wood-Mount Stamp Set Item # 139756
Regular Price: $28.00 US/$34.00 CAN
Discounted Price: $21.00 US/$25.50 CAN

Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper Item # 135315
Regular Price: $5.00 US/$6.25 CAN
Discounted Price: $3.75 US/$4.69 CAN

Berry Merry Photopolymer Stamp Set Item # 139768
Regular Price: $17.00 US/$21.00 CAN
Discounted Price: $12.75 US/$15.75 CAN

Winter Wonderland Designer Vellum Stack Item # 139594
Regular Price: $10.00 US/$12.50 CAN
Discounted Price: $7.50 US/$9.38 CAN

Monday, November 23, 2015

Reason for the Season

This card has been on my list to make for quite some time and this weekend, I finally had the time to create it.  I only wish you could see how pretty it is in person.  I stamped onto Shimmery White card stock and it has a great little sparkle to it without being over powering.

The poinsettia stamps also have an outline and center line stamp to go with the stamps I used, but I think it looks so much better without the lines. It has a softer look this way, don't you think?

Simple recipe:

Base - Cherry Cobbler - 8 1/2" x 5 1/2" scored at 4 1/4"
Top - Shimmery White - 5 1/4" x 4"
Ink:  Cherry Cobbler, Mossy Meadow
Centers - Crushed Curry - punched with the Cupcake Punch
Stamps - Reason for the Season

Don't forget the Online Extravaganza begins today!  Click the link below for all the specials available!


Thank you for looking in today!  

It's Thanksgiving Week!  What are YOU Thankful For?

~ Donna

Sunday, November 22, 2015

It Is Online Extravaganza Time!

Forget Black Friday - it is time for Stampin' Up! and our 
Annual Online Extravaganza!

20% to 50% off dozens of stamps, ribbon, paper,
Paper Pumpkin kits and more, Nov. 23 to Nov. 30
See Flyer for 1 Day Flash Specials, including:
Buy 3 Get 1 Free Designer paper 
and three other items ONLY available on Monday, Nov. 23

30% Off Project Life Bundle, and 
two other items ONLY available on Monday, Nov. 30
all other items available Nov. 23 - 30, 2015

TWO  24-hour flash sales for specific products will happen during this promotion:  one on November 23rd and one on November 30th

Past Pumpkin Kits and Kit Refills in Online Extravaganza are available for purchase by subscribers AND non-subscribers!

1. Mark your Calendars
2. Grab your Wish List
3. Print out the Savings Flyer!

Thank you for looking in today.

~ Donna

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Phoenix, AZ, United States
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!!!