Friday, December 24, 2010

Cards by Donna

For Christmas, my boss has reminded me on several occasions how much she would love to see me make a variety box of cards as gifts, so this year I did it... and gave it to her for her Christmas present! I think she really liked it!  I even made the box for them to go in.

For the box, I used "Tea and Crumpets" DSP (retired), Daffodil Delight CS for the top and Chocolate Chip CS for the bottom.

Stamp Sets: Friends Never Fade, Watercolor Trio (for Birthday Wishes).
Paper: Greenhouse Gala DSP, Pear Pizazz, Early Espresso, Whisper White
Ink: Pumpkin Pie, Early Espresso
Accessories:  Pumpkin Pie Tafetta Ribbon, Scallop Trim Punch, Scallop Oval and Oval Punch, Corner Rounder Punch.

Stamp Set:  Friends Never Fade
Paper: Daffodil Delight DSP, Pear Pizazz, Early Espresso, Whisper White
Ink: Pear Pizazz
Accessories:  Pumpkin Pie Tafetta Ribbon, Petals a Plenty Embossing Folder
Stamp Sets:  Friends Never Fade, Water Color Trio (for Birthday Wishes)
Paper:  Greenhouse Gala DSP, Baja Breeze CS, Early Espresso CS, Whisper White CS
Accessories:  Eyelet Punch, Scallop Oval, Oval Punch

Stamp Set:  On A Pedestal
Paper: Island Oasis DSP (retired), Early Espresso CS, Tangerine Tango CS
Inks:  Chocolate Chip, Pumpkin Pie, Daffodil Delight, Real Red
Accessories: Chocolate Chip Tafetta Ribbon

Stamps:  Because I Care
Paper:  Regal Rose, Pink Pirouette, Whisper White
Ink: Regal Rose, Wild Wasabi
Accessories:  Eyelet Punch, Whisper White, Regal Rose Grosgrain

These were all so much fun to make and making several at the same time made it easy!

Thanks for looking!

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Stampin' Up - Filled With Love Promotion

Valentine's Day is closer than you think.  Did you know that Valentine's Day is the second highest card-giving holiday (Christmas is first, of course)?

From December 17, 2010, through January 24, 2011, receive a FREE package of Bitty Buttons (a $4.95 value) when you purchase a Stampin' Up! Filled with Love Bundle. The Filled with Love Bundle contains the Filled with Love Stamp Set (in wood-mount or clear-mount) and the exclusive Love Patterns Designer Series Paper Pack. When combined with the Bitty Buttons, you'll have the makings for beautiful Valentines!

Thanks for peeking in and watch here for this promotion to begin December 17th.

Friday, November 26, 2010

Definitely Decorative - at Blue Sky Creations

Today I made a trip to see my Dear Friend Danita for the Grand Opening of a store she and Marcia opened in Southern Arizona.  Over the cashier and just as you come into the store is the "Many Welcomes Sign" from Stampin' Up and the Definitely Decorative catalog (pg 29 - many sizes and 3 colors to choose from) and it looks awesome!!

I really need to start wearing heels when I go to see Danita... I'm such a shorty!  LOL

The store is fabulous!  Filled with candles and soaps and lotions and the fragrances just draw you in.  The inner room to the store is Danita's area with her beautiful hand made cards, card sets, gift bags and other unique gift items. 

Congratulations my Dear Friend!  You've done yourself proud.

Thank you for looking in today.

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Today was Kristi's workshop and I can't tell you how much fun it was to be able create again after all the long hours we've had working these last couple of months. Our first card was made using the French Foliage stamp set. A very clean and simple card that was fun to do with everyone's card coming out different and unique. The inks and papers used were Old Olive and Cherry Cobbler. The sentiment stamp is from the 2009-10 IB&C called Holiday Collection.

The 2nd card uses Candy Cane Christmas DSP from the Holiday Mini, Curly Cute stampset and Real Red, Garden Green and WhisperWhite CS and Real Red ink.  Love the Candy Cane Christmas paper - it's so bright and cheery.

The 3rd card was a multi-purpose card that the girls made using pre-punched Square Scallop from the Build A Bear Pawsitively Prints DSP.  The sample I made was a birthday card, obviously, but we had a multitude of stamps to choose from so the card could really be anything you want and the best yet, it's a great way to use up pieces and parts of scraps you may have after another project.

Thank you for visiting and have a stamp happy day!

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Some Special Dates to Mark on Your Calendar!

December 1st - if you are a demonstrator, you get to pre-order from the new Occasions Mini - and the new Sale-A-Bration catalog. - One of the very best perks about being a demonstrator (see my previous post below if that interests you).

Very soon, we will have a new Occasions Mini Catalog, full of wonderful new products!

OCCASIONS MINI CATALOG - January 4th to April 30th

This catalog is overflowing with beautiful new stamps, embellishments, papers, material, ribbon and ideas.

If you would like a catalog - please e-mail me to be added to my mailing list.

SALE-A-BRATION - January 25 to March 31st.

This is Stampin Up's BIG annual sale. For every $50.00 you spend between the above dates, you will earn a free stamp set or product. This new catalog has some beautiful new stamp sets exclusive to this special campaign only. Again, if you would like to receive a catalog, please contact me.

I can hardly wait for you all to see the new catalogs.  I've had a sneak peek at them and I know you will LOVE them!!

Half Price Starter Kit!!

Stampin' Up! has released today that they will be offering an amazing Starter Kit Special beginning November 15th and running through November 30th. For two short weeks, the Starter Kit will be priced at $87.50 for over $310 worth of products. This is 50% off the regular price of $175. This is an unprecedented offer!

Here are just a few of the perks and benefits you would receive by joining Stampin' Up!:

Participation in the Occasions Mini pre-order which starts December 1st (and all other pre-orders a month or more before the customer sales period, often with additional discounts)

Receive 30% off your first $150 order if placed within 45 days from your start date

20% off Stampin' Up! products

Earn additional income (called a volume rebate) on your monthly sales of $400 or more…if you decide to host parties!

Earn free stamps with Stampin' Start, Sale-A-Bration and other promotions

Earn free hostess sets, and be able to purchase selected Hostess Sets with the release of the new catalog

Receive Stampin' Success magazine, an exclusive for demonstrators, which publishes monthly

Access to Stampin' Connection…Stampin' Up!'s official blog site where you can share ideas with thousands of other Stampin' Up! demonstrators, as well as benefit from video tutorials and projects

CLICK HERE to see what is included in your kit! And remember, the kit can be customized!

If you'd like to get in on this awesome deal, go to my WEBSITE, click on Start Your Own Business, then JOIN NOW on the left side.  My passcode is StampsWithOthers.

Thursday, October 21, 2010


The Decorative Label Punch is so very popular, that it is on a bit of a backorder.  If you order the "Tags til Christmas Bundle" with the Decorative Label Punch, you will receive the stamps and the punch may be on back order but will ship as soon as it is in stock but they've added a 2nd "Tags til Christmas Bundle 2" that comes with the stamp set and the Ornament Punch.  So now you have two sets to choose from - both at the 20% discount!!!

Click Updated Holiday Bundle Flyer to see the complete list of Bundles.

Thank you for looking in and happy stamping!


Monday, October 18, 2010

Bundle Sale Begins October 19th

The Holiday Bundle is Almost Here!!!


Vintage Christmas Bundle #124067 wood $23.92
Vintage Christmas Bundle #124068 clear $19.92

Contempo Christmas Card Bundle #124071 wood $20.72
Contempo Christmas Card Bundle #124072 clear $17.52

Tags Til Christmas Bundle #124077 wood $38.32
Tags Til Christmas Bundle #124078 clear $31.92

Gift Packaging Bundle #124083 wood $26.32
Gift Packaging Bundle #124084 clear $19.92

Simply Adorned Gift Bundle #124076 $39.88

Frame Gift Bundle #124075 $19.92

ALL bundles represent a 20% savings from catalog pricing.

Friday, October 8, 2010

Happy Birthday to Kristi - 10-10-10

Here is the Birthday Card I made for Kristi's birthday.  I really like how it came out.  I can see now it's a tad crooked, but it was midnight when I finished putting it together.  LOL

Stamp sets used:  On A Pedestal (113814)
Classic Ink:  Pumpkin Pie, Chocolate Chip and Real Red
Paper:  Whisper White (cut 8 1/2" x 11" in half and score to A2 size); Pumpkin Pie (3 1/4" x 2 7/8" before using the scallop punch)
Accessories: Scallop Trim Corner Punch (118870) and Scallop Trim Border Punch (118402); 1/8" Pumpkin Pie Taffeta Ribbon.

This is the card that Berta made for all of us to sign.  Isn't it just beautiful?!

Stamp set:  Vintage Vogue (117690 wood / 118598 clear)

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Clearance Rack Blitz!!

In case you have't checked out the Clearance Rack lately, take some time to do that NOW! There are many items up to 80% off! Have you come up with a Christmas idea? There are Christmas colors and ribbons on SALE!

Things to know about the Clearance Rack Blitz:

•Orders for Clearance Rack items can be placed through my Online Store HERE.  Then click on "shop now" and look for the clearance rack.

Qualifying orders are eligible for hostess benefits/Stampin’ Rewards.

•While the Blitz last from October 5–18, some items, depending on availability, may be made available in the Clearance Rack in the future.

•All discontinued items are available only while supplies last.

•All sales of discontinued items are final.

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Finally Organized!

This weekend I finally took the time to sort my papers into a better filing system.  I have one for my 12 x 12 DSP (Designer Series Papers) and one for my 8 1/2 x 11 card stock.  I still need more of the plastic tab holders to put my tabs into, but I'll get those this week if I get a chance to find them.  Saw some on Saturday, but they were too short. 

For now, I have them sorted by color families, but not sure I won't change it around a bit.  Excuse the post it notes until I get more tab holders.  LOL

I love the top of the big 12 x 12 box, it has a little storage area for some of my pieces and parts.

Get Whale Card

Well, since Rebecca managed to break her ankle, it gave me a chance to play with my newest stamp set Pun Fun (#115054) using the Whale Stamp for "Get Whale Soon".  The other card shows a broken leg in a cast and I stamped the cast with little stamps from Tote-ally Tess (#117076).  I think she'll get a big kick out of it!  Well, no kicking allowed with the cast of course... hehe.

She even has painted toenails... so pretty!  LOL

Thanks for Peeking In~  Donna

Thursday, September 16, 2010

I'm Ready For Sunday's Swap

I can't believe it myself!  I have my 3D project done (except for adding the treats to go inside) and I got my cards done.  It's amazing beyond belief.  Normally I'd still be scrambling on Sunday morning to put the finishing touches on.  Yay!  I did realize however when I was resizing them to post here, that I used the phrase on both items, but oh well. 

Thank you for looking in.  Hope you have a great weekend!  It's almost here, just ONE more day!

Hugs, Donna

Monday, September 13, 2010

I'm ahead for a change...

Our team meeting is this next Sunday and I'm actually ahead of schedule making the swaps this time.  Amazing.  I worked on the 3D one yesterday and I'm really pleased how it's coming out.  I don't have a way here to edit and crop the picture so you get all the background stuff too.  LOL 

It's made with an 8 1/2 x 11 piece of paper, a scoring tool, and scissors.  VERY easy to make.  I got it from Splitcoast Stampers (of course!) under Gable Boxes

It's very cute!

Thanks for looking.

Hugs, Donna

Saturday, September 4, 2010

More Pictures of the Baby Book

This was so much fun, playing with pictures again.  I was stressing a bit because I much prefer making pages with pictures instead of blanks and I just didn't have a lot of pictures to play with.

Here's Grandma Vicki with Ryder at the hospital and below this one is her today feeding him.  After she fed him, I held him for at least an hour and half and it was soooooo nice!

Scrapbooking Again...

I haven't had much chance to actually scrapbook lately, but a dear friend of mine just became a Grandma and I just had to make a book for the new family.  Here are some of the pictures of the pages.

Because I Care - Hostess Set

I really LOVE this stamp!  This is a Hostess Set - "Because I Care" from the 2010-11 Idea Book and Catalog.  I'd tried stamping it an coloring it but wasn't happy with how it came out so then I grabbed my Stampin' Spots and inked with Lavendar Lace and Certainly Celery.  I was thrilled how well it came out and pleased that I was able to ink it without overlapping the colors.  Yay Me.  LOL

Other supplies and stamps include:  Thoughts and Prayers (inside) Teeny Tiny Wishes, Modern Label punch, Scallop Oval punch and Wide Oval Punch.

Thank you for looking.


Wednesday, September 1, 2010

September 1 - Holiday Mini Catalog Released

Today's the big day for the Holiday Mini Debut!  For those of you who have your mini catalog, you can now start ordering!  Wooo Hoooo!  If you didn't receive one and would like one, I will be happy to mail one to you. 

There are some really great new sets in there, so be sure to check it out.  See them now in the left hand margin.

Friday, August 27, 2010

Election Week Is Almost Over

This has been a long busy week, but I see the light at the end of the tunnel, and so far, it doesn't sound or look like a train, so I think we may just make it! 

We should have the totals all wrapped up and counted this weekend, with any luck it will be on Saturday and we'll get Sunday off.... until then... I'm anxiously awaiting some more Stampin' Time!

Hope you've had a chance to be creative.


Sunday, August 15, 2010

August Team Meeting Swap

Tomorrow is our team meeting for August and this month's theme is Fall / Halloween.  I saw several varieties of this cute mummy on Splitcoast and just had to play with making some.  Aren't they great!?

Here are the cards I made for the swap.  The cardstock is Cajun Craze and the DSP is Wicked Fun from the 2010-2011 Idea Book and Catalog.  I only had enough of the striped design to make 6 cards and I needed 7, so one is a little different, but I'll just plan on keeping that one.

Thank you for looking!

Hugs, Donna

Monday, August 9, 2010

Baby Ryder James

My dear friend from high school became a GRANDMA last week.  I'm so happy for her and can't wait to get over there to see her little Prince. 

May I introduce... Ryder James - born August 5, 2010 - 8 pounds 1 ounce.  Proud Parents Jessica and Jonathan.  Proud Aunt Rachel and Really Proud Grandma Vicki!

Congratulations my friends!

Welcome Ryder... you will be loved and cherished, not to mention spoiled by all the people that love you!