Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Weekly Deals - December 31st

Dec 31Weekly Deals
from STAMPIN' UP BLOG




Window Frames Collection Framelits Dies
Item # 129021
Regular Price: $26.95 US/$32.95 CAN
Discounted Price: $20.21 US/$24.71 CAN



Circle Collection Framelits Dies
Item # 130911
Regular Price: $26.95 US/$32.95 CAN
Discounted Price: $20.21 US/$24.71 CAN



Bermuda Bay Classic Pad Item #131171
Regular Price: $5.95 US/$7.25 CAN
Discounted Price: $4.46 US/$5.44 CAN



Silver Glimmer Paper Item #124005
Regular Price: $4.95 US/$5.95 CAN
Discounted Price: $3.71 US/$4.46 CAN



Silver Sparkle Dazzling Details
Item # 127845
Regular Price: $2.50 US/$3.25 CAN
Discounted Price: $1.88 US/$2.44 CAN


Fancy Fan Textured Embossing Folder
Item # 127751
Regular Price: $7.95 US/$9.95 CAN
Discounted Price: $5.96 US/$7.46 CAN




Smoky Slate Embossing Powder
Item # 129396
Regular Price: $4.75 US/$5.95 CAN
Discounted Price: $3.56 US/$4.46 CAN
Blue 3/8" Denim Jean Ribbon
Item # 125053
Regular Price: $6.95 US/$9.50 CAN
Discounted Price: $5.21 US/$7.13 CAN



Regals Core'dinations Item # 129955
Regular Price: $23.95 US/$29.95 CAN
Discounted Price: $17.96 US/$22.46 CAN




A Year in Review Photobook Template
Item # 125743
Regular Price: $24.95 US/$26.95 CAN
Discounted Price: $14.97 US/$16.17 CAN

Monday, December 30, 2013

Quick and Easy Cards

Don't you just love it when things come together quickly and easily and can be used for multiple purposes.  Using the Happy Watercolor stamps you can quickly "color" just about any flowers or images and end up with something beautiful.  How about stamping up a bunch of these and have them ready for any purpose and then stamping the sentiment on when you need a simply beautiful card?




Stamps Well With Others Recipe:

Card Stock:  Wisteria Wonder, Wild Wasabi, Whisper White

Ink:  Wisteria Wonder, Wild Wasabi, Black StazOn
Stamps:  Simply Sketched (Hostess Set), Happy Watercolor (w-133188 / c-133191), Express Yourself (Hostess Set)

As you can see, two of the sets are Hostess Sets, only available by hosting a workshop.  Did you know, you can even have a workshop without cleaning your house and having to make snacks?  That's right, how about having an online Catalog Workshop - perfect for those who love a great deal, without the stress.  

Maybe you have some Christmas Cash burning a hole in your pocket, how about spending it on some fun creative stamps and beautiful papers.  As a matter of fact, for $99, you could purchase a starter kit (you choose $125 worth of product) for only $99 (plus tax) and then you can purchase all your Stampin' Up needs for a 20% discount!  Click HERE for more information.  I'd love to have you on my team!

Contact me with any questions you may have.  

Happy Stamping!
Donna

Saturday, December 28, 2013

My Paper Pumpkin - December 2013

Here it is!  Finally, My Paper Pumpkin - December 2013 Kit.  It arrived just before Christmas, but with all the festivities to get ready for, I had to put it aside and wait for some quiet time to open it and see what was inside!

This month's kit is a cute journal to put together however you want.  This only took minutes to put together, but will take as long as you need to make it into lifelong memories.






Each kit comes with everything you need (except adhesive) to make that month's project or set of cards (cat helper not included!)  

This is Miss Kitty and she loves to be on the table helping me craft.  She shred more than she helps, but that's okay, I give her the scraps to play with.  LOL


Wouldn't you love to receive a fun filled surprise kit each month?  If you would, it's very simple to do.  If you sign up before the 10th of the month, your next shipment should be on the 15th of the month and should arrive shortly after that.

If you haven't signed up yet, I'd love it if you would sign up with me as your  Stampin' Up Demonstrator (Donna Kish, Phoenix, AZ  85018). Please let me know if you do so I can send you a big thank you!  Check out My Paper Pumpkin << click there!

Friday, December 27, 2013

Happy Watercolor Thank You / Clearance Rack Blitz

Have you had a chance to look through the 2014 Occasions Catalog yet?  If you are one of my regular customers, you should have received one in the mail from me.  If you would like a copy and don't have a Stampin' Up Consultant yet, please contact me and I will get one to you.  In the meantime, you can view it online HERE.

Here is a beautiful card I made from items in the Occasions Catalog.  I love the bright colors and the look of these beautiful flowers.


Stamps Well With Others Recipe:

Card Stock:  Whisper White, Calypso Coral, Summer Starfruit, Watercolor Paper
DSP:  Watercolor Wonder (132994)
Stamps:  Happy  Watercolor (w-133188 / c-133191)
Ink:  Calypso Coral, Gumball Green, Black StazOn

I'm really crazy about the watercolor wonder set and designer papers.  They seem so carefree and easygoing, exactly what we need after the hectic week of Christmas, don't you think?

Thank you for looking in.  Remember to check out the Clearance Rack - The Clearance Rack Blitz begins TODAY (December 27th) with NEW ITEMS added.  While supplies last, so don't miss out on a great deal!  Be sure you're on my website for shopping.  This LINK will take you there.

Happy Friday!

~ Donna

Thursday, December 26, 2013

You Make Me Happy

I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas with family and friends.  My two boys joined us on Christmas Eve for our traditional homemade chicken and noodle soup.  My oldest son brought along a friend that is going through an ugly divorce.  I love knowing they've remained friends since high school and enjoy when they come to visit.  It was great having all three of them here!

The tall one in the middle is Bobby - he's been best friends with my oldest son Billy (the one with his arms crossed) since high school.  Billy will be 32 in February (YIKES!) and Robert, my baby, with the scary beard (lol) will be 28 a week after Billy's birthday.  Where does the time go???  


The shorty in the middle is me... They both outgrew me AGES ago!  I sure love those boys, it would be nice to have more time with them, but they both have night shift hours and odd days off, so timing is tough.  It just makes the time we do get together that much more special!


Christmas Day was quiet, just me and the hubby, so it was a day of pajama's and t-shirts resting and watching Christmas movies and taking a nice nap!  Later though, I broke into my box of goodies that I was able to pre-order from the Occasions Catalog.  

Finally a chance to play with my new stamps and papers!!  So much fun!!

Here are a couple of very quick cards I made to share with you.


Stamps Well With Others Recipe:

Note Cards and Envelopes (131527)
Card Stock:  Whisper White, Tangerine Tango, Gumball Green
DSP:  Watercolor Wonder (132994) *
Stamps:  Happy Watercolor (w-133188 / c-133191) *
Ink:  Tangerine Tango, Gumball Green

* Occasions Mini - available beginning January 3rd

Thank you for looking in today.  May your days be filled with fun and friends!

~ Donna

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Weekly Deals - December 24th


Weekly Deals

Here are this week's Weekly Deals, we hope you enjoy them as much as we do!


2012-2014 In Color Core'dinations
Item # 129957
Regular Price: $11.95 US/$14.95 CAN
Discounted Price: $8.96 US/$11.21 CAN

Classic Pad Pear Pizzaz Item #131180
Regular Price: $5.95 US/$7.25 CAN
Discounted Price: $4.46 US/$5.44 CAN

Count Down the New Year Ensemble (MDS) Item #129002
Regular Price: $12.95 US/$13.95 CAN
Discounted Price: $7.77 US/$8.37 CAN

Crushed Curry Chevron Ribbon
Item # 130019
Regular Price: $8.95 US/$12.50 CAN
Discounted Price: $6.71 US/$9.38 CAN

Delicate Designs Textured Embossing Folder Item # 127023
Regular Price: $8.95 US/$10.95 CAN
Discounted Price: $6.71 US/$8.21 CAN

Fancy Flower XL Punch Item # 118073
Regular Price: $16.95 US/$22.95 CAN
Discounted Price: $12.71 US/$17.21 CAN

Hardware Clips Essentials Item #129964
Regular Price: $5.95 US/$7.95 CAN
Discounted Price: $4.46 US/$5.96 CAN

Hearts Aflutter Bigshot Framelit
Item # 130159
Regular Price: $24.95 US/$30.95 CAN
Discounted Price: $18.71 US/$23.21 CAN

Big Shot Die Large Scallop Item # 127019
Regular Price: $7.95 US/$9.95 CAN
Discounted Price: $5.96

Needlepoint Border Textured Embossing Folder Item # 129383
Regular Price: $7.95 US/$9.95 CAN
Discounted Price: $5.96 US/$ 7.46 CAN

Pop & Place Item # 135290
Regular Price: $24.95 US/$27.95 CAN
Discounted Price: $17.45 US/ $19.56 CAN

Tempting Turquoise Item # 122950
Regular Price: $4.75 US/$5.95 CAN
Discounted Price: $3.56 US/$4.46 CAN

Sunday, December 22, 2013

Thank You Mr. Brown

Just a little thank you for Mr. Brown (aka the UPS Santa, I mean, Delivery Guy) and a little thank you for the Mail Carrier.  I don't think we have the same Mail Carrier all the time, so whoever delivers tomorrow wins the thank you!

Inside is a Peppermint Bark from AJ's and a Bellagio Hot Cocoa Mix, also from AJ's.  We don't shop there often (the prices scare me!) but we were looking for something unique and I found these two little goodies that I thought would be nice.





The paper used is from my freebie box I received from Stampin' Up! with some beautiful retired papers.

The envelope is made with the Envelope Punch Board using the measurements for a 3 1/2" x 8 1/2" envelope.  Perfect fit!

Wishing you a very Merry Christmas!  Santa will be here soon!

~ Donna

Friday, December 20, 2013

Holiday Mini Carryover List


Wednesday, Stampin' Up! announced the carry-over list from the Holiday Mini Catalog.  I love to see my favorites on the list so I can continue to use them.

Here they are:











Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Santa Gift Cards

Needing some last minute cards to put some gift cards into, I started searching my stash and really wanted something new.  Then I looked at Lorri Heiling's blog and saw exactly what I wanted!  Lorri is my  upline and has some of the cutest things!  That's why I fell in love with her blog years ago!  Thanks Lorri!!

Super Simple!  Die cut 3 (yes three) Real Red Santa Suits using the Top Note Bigz Die.  Also lay a strip of Basic Black across the bottom of the die and cut again (for Santa's belt).  Cut a strip of white and place down the middle.  You could also cut it with the Top Note, I didn't this time, but will if I do it again.

I punched the belt using Curly Label (119851) and the 1" Square (124094).  The buttons are punched with the 1/2" Circle (119869).  I used multi-purpose glue on all of it so it would stay together nice and tight.  Can't have Santa's buttons popping off!


Here's where the other two die cuts are used - on the inside.  The 2nd one is kept whole and the 3rd one cut off the bottom third or so.  Carefully place some multi-purpose glue just around the edges so your gift card will slide in.  Attach the two cards together with a brad so the card will spin open.


That's it!  Nice and simple.  As you can see, I made two of them and it didn't take much time at all.

Have you received your Occasions Catalog yet?  They should be arriving in your mailbox shortly if you are a regular customer of mine.  If you do not currently have a Demonstrator, I'd be happy to send you one.  Just send me an email with your information and I'll see that you receive one when I receive my shipment of extras.

There are some really adorable things in there - you won't want to miss it!

Thanks for looking in.  One more week and it will be Christmas Eve!  Yayyy!

~ Donna

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Weekly Deals - December 17th

Weekly Deals

We hope you enjoy this week's Weekly Deals!



Encore Metallic Gold Pad Item # 132141
Regular Price: $9.95 US/$12.95 CAN
Discounted Price: $7.46 US/$9.71 CAN

Encore Metallic Silver Pad Item # 132142
Regular Price: $9.95 US/$12.95 CAN
Discounted Price: $7.46 US/$9.71 CAN

Holly Jolly Greetings Simply Sent
Item # 132159
Regular Price: $14.95 US/$18.95 CAN
Discounted Price: $11.21 US/$14.21 CAN

Season of Style Designer Journaling Tags
Item # 132808
Regular Price: $4.95 US/$5.95 CAN
Discounted Price: $3.71 US/$4.46 CAN

Pretty Presents Designer Bows
Item # 132186
Regular Price: $3.95 US/$4.95 CAN
Discounted Price: $2.96 US/$3.71 CAN

Blast Off Ensemble Digital Download
Item # 130862
Regular Price: $19.95 US/$21.95 CAN
Discounted Price: $11.97 US/$13.17 CAN

Build A Banner Refill Kit Item # 132699
Regular Price: $9.95 US/$11.95 CAN
Discounted Price: $7.46 US/$8.96 CAN

Naughty And Nice This Rotary Stamp
Item # 132278
Regular Price: $5.95 US/$7.95 CAN
Discounted Price: $4.46 US/$5.96 CAN

Seasonal Stripes 8" X 8" Designer Album
Item # 132259
Regular Price: $14.95 US/$17.95 CAN
Discounted Price: $11.21 US/$13.46 CAN

Gold and Silver Stampin' Glitter
Item # 132205
Regular Price: $7.95 US/$9.95 CAN
Discounted Price: $5.96 US/$7.46 CAN

Christmas Banner Simply Created Accessory Kit Item # 132697
Regular Price: $9.95 US/$11.95 CAN
Discounted Price: $7.46 US/$8.96 CAN

Snowflake Season Simply Sent Kit
Item # 132176
Regular Price: $14.95 US/$18.50 CAN
Discounted Price: $11.21 US/$13.88 CAN

Raspberry Ripple 3/8" Stitched Ribbon
Item #126845
Regular Price: $8.95 US/$12.25 CAN
Discounted Price: $6.71 US/$9.19 CAN

Extra Large Gift Box Item # 132147
Regular Price: $3.95 US/$ 4.95 CAN
Discounted Price: $2.96 US/$3.71 CAN

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