Sunday, November 30, 2014

Blendabilities Door Buster!

Have you tried the new Blendabilities yet?  I love them!!  I've shown a few cards I've made with them and still love them as much as the first time I tried them.
Here's the exciting news - Did you know that the Blendabilities are Monday's One Day Doorbuster Sale?  You can get all 12 Blendabilities Assortments (does not include Skin Tone Assortment or the Color Lifter) for $100.00 - that is 30% off.  The item code is #140388, but let me tell you there is a limited supply so please know you want this deal first thing early Monday so you don't miss out.

Have you ever thought about being a Demonstrator?  When I signed up I just wanted the discount, I never intended to do anything more than have some friends over to stamp together and help me make my minimums.  I'm still doing that, no pressure to do anything more since I work a full time job as well, but Stampin' Up! with friends is so much fun and relaxing and honestly, the products sell themselves! 
Right now, you can get an even bigger discount on all your Stampin' Up! products.  The starter kit is on sale for 25% off, that is under $75.00.  You can pick $125.00 worth of whatever you want and only pay the kit price plus tax, Stampin' Up! pays the shipping. Wooo Hooo!
So maybe you'd love to get an entire set of the Blendabilities.  You can pick them to be in your starter kit which means you can get the 12 assortments for the $100.00 and then you can add the Skin Tone Assortment for $22.95 and you would still have $2.05 to pick something else.
Another great deal about signing up now during this special promotion - you can earn an additional 5% cash back!  All commissionable sales you make in December will get you 5% cashback to spend in January, just in time for the new Occasions catalog.  It's a great time to be a Demonstrator!!

Do you wonder why I'm telling you this now instead of Monday?  It's because I want you to think about it and have time to ask me any questions and because you will really want to do it bright and early Monday morning so you don't miss out on the Blendabilities, remember it is while supplies last, and the Blendabilities are only for Monday December 1 only.  I would love to have you join my team of Demonstrators. 
If you still want to join for the amazing 25% off deal but you want to pick items other than the Blendabilities, you have through December 2nd.  Either way, I'd love to have you join me and my growing team!
Please feel free to contact me with any questions.  Email: or by phone - 602-809-3199.  If I am unable to take your call, please leave me a message and I promise I will call back as quickly as possible.
~ Donna

Saturday, November 29, 2014

Hearts and Sentiments

I'm busy making card sets as gifts for Christmas.  So I've been trying to make cards that are easy to make in multiples.  I'm finding just about ANY card is just as easy in multiples as it is in a single, and there's less waste that way too!  I know that sounds silly, but have you ever made just ONE card and then discovered you have leftover card stock? 

Think of it this way - once piece of card stock - cut in half (however you choose to cut it) is worth TWO card bases, so make 2 cards, right?  Or, how about making 4 - you'll probably layer it, so one more piece of card stock makes 4 layers.  Perfect!

Now, double it and I've got my pattern - 8 cards of everything I'm making and card sets come together nicely!

Here is my stack of cards for this pattern. I actually did change up some of the sentiments on this one, but that just gives more variety.

The idea for this card comes from Mary Fish.  I believe she used the notecard size though so hers looks very different as the hearts fill the front of the card with less hearts.  Thank you Mary for the great inspiration!

I'll bet you're thinking, how did she get those hearts lined up easily.  Well, here's the answer:

I lined up my card stock on  my grid paper marking the middle.  In the sample below, I have 8 in the middle, since that's the middle of the grid paper which is 16 inches long.  The first heart goes there and then I marked 3/4" out to the edges for the placement of the other hearts.

Easy Peasy!  Think of all the color combinations you could come up with using the Color Coach?

Thank you for looking in today.  Happy Saturday!  The weekend is still ahead!  Wooo hooo!

~ Donna

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 -

Friday, November 21, 2014

Christmas Wishes

Here's another card we made at the special weSTAMP Team Founder's Circle.  So simple yet elegant at the same time.
The base is Brushed Silver (100712) cut at 4 1/2" x 11" then layered with (oh gosh, either Real Red or Cherry Cobbler).  My cards are on display at the office and I can't tell from the picture!  Either color would be great, just be sure to make the candle the matching color.  :)
The tops of the candles are punched with the Bird Builder Punch - the under side of the wing with the dip to it.  The flame is also from the Bird Builder Punch (117191).

Place a piece of copy paper or a piece of a large post-it note across the bottom of the front piece of card stock.  Carefully stamp the pine branch from Ornamental Pine onto the post-it and onto the card stock.  Don't worry if the line comes out crooked, you'll be covering it with your Christmas Wishes banner.

Add some bling from Frosted Sequins (135835) a pretty silver bow and you're all set!

Thanks again to my fabulous upline Lorri Heiling for this card kit and for a great day at her house!

Thank you for looking in today.  Have you started making your Christmas Cards yet?

~ Donna

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Special Door Reveal...

I promised I would reveal what made this card "special"... well folks, here it is! 

I was trying to be clever when I stamped my door panels, but when I went to place the panels on the door, I forgot to place them properly!  I switched the mail slot panel with the one under the door knob.

Had I done it correctly, the woodgrain would all be going the right way!  Oh well, it just is a unique door!  :)

So, since I only had two responses, I've decided to send bling to both.  Mary and Michelle, if you would like me to send you a little bling, email me your address and I'll get it sent out to you!

Email me at

Thanks girls for your comments!  It's always nice to get a little comment from time to time!


~ Donna

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Flowers for Any Occasion

I saw a card similar to this on Pinterest the other day, but wasn't crazy with the color choices, so I pulled out my handy Color Coach (130118) and came up with So Saffron and Rose Red and added Very Vanilla for the main focal point.

Starting with a base of So Saffron card stock cut to 8 1/2" x 5 1/2" and scored at 4 1/4".  The next layer, Rose Red is 5 1/4" x 4" and Very Vanilla at 5 1/8" x 3 7/8".

I stamped with Work of Art (w-134111 / c-134114) with So Saffron and then kept stamping off four times (although the one above I did re-ink the 4th one for a change).

Then Gorgeous Grunge (w-130514 /c-130517) with Rose Red.
I stamped a flower from Flower Shop (w-130939 / c-130942) and from Petite Petals (w-133152 / c-133155) with Rose Red.  Punch with Pansy Punch (130698) and Petite Petals (133322)

Finish with wrapping a piece of bakers twine or linen thread into a couple of loops around your fingers and then pinch together in the middle before attaching to the card front and covering with the large flower. 

Think of all the color combinations that could be used to change up this card.  Unlimited!

Thank you for checking in today.  Have a wonderful Wednesday!

~ Donna

Thanksgiving Mail

Here's another cute card we made at Lorri's on Saturday.  My card is extra special, can you guess what makes it special?  Come back tomorrow and I'll share... but, if you figure it out, post a comment!  Want to win some Blog Candy?  Leave a comment and your comment could be selected to win a little bling!  I'll randomly select from all the correct comments using a random number generator.

I love the added "mail slot" this card has.  Simply place your gold foil paper on your Simply Scored Scoring Tool (122334) and score every line along your paper.  Then punch with the Modern Label Punch (119849).  Something so simple really gives a big bang to this adorable card.

Thank you for looking in today.  Remember to check out the Weekly Deals (new ones starting today!)

~ Donna