November 28, 2008

Christmas Fluff

This ribbon on this card looks so very fluffy that I call it Christmas Fluff! I love this wide ribbon from the SU Holiday Mini all wound up through the scalloped punched frame...which is not my original idea by the way... I have seen it in several projects and do not know the original creator.

Both snowflakes were stamped in riding hood red and then the top one was glittered and popped up with dimensional tape.

November 27, 2008

Happy Thanksgiving

Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above..." James 1:17 KJV

November 25, 2008

Holiday Extravaganza Sale - While Supplies Last

These bundles are available WHILE SUPPLIES last! Click HERE to order online.
Click HERE for a flyer showing the above a bit more clear.

* = These stamp sets will be on the 2008 Fall-Winter retired stamp set list.

December Bradford Library Class

Craft Class
Monday, December 8th 10:00 am and 6:30 pm
Bradford Public Library
Cost: $5.00

To register, contact the library by stopping by, calling or emailing at or by contacting me.

Stampin' Up Holiday Sale

From November 26 - December 1, 2008 Stampin' Up is doing a first time ever "Black Friday" type sale. For a limited time, you can purchase any of the Holiday Extravaganza bundles at a special promotional price--up to 50% off!

What are the bundles, you ask??? I don't know either. This sale has been keep completely under the wraps. This is what I do know -

  • There is a LIMITED number of the bundles for sale - first come, first served
  • The sale will be listed on my SU web site under shop now
  • It starts - Wednesday, November 26th at 12:00 am and ends on Monday December 1st.
  • You can order directly from my SU website or call/email me your order
Be sure to check my SU web site first thing tomorrow morning!

November 17, 2008

Holiday Gift Giving Guide

Thinking of giving Stamping gifts??? Stampin' Up put together a gift giving guide that can be found HERE or in greater detail on my SU web site under Shop Now.

Take some time to peruse this suggestions...they were very interesting.

November 14, 2008

Country Living Kit Slide Show and Video

The December issue of Country Living that features the SU Holiday Kit is on the newsstands. And, on there is a slide show on the Country Living web site that features this kit.

There is also a video showing projects using this kit on my SU web site - CLICK HERE to go right to the SU video - and then spend some time looking around at all the other stuff SU has provided!

November 13, 2008

20% off Rubons in November

A page, card and gift using the Rubons.
Unfortunately all my samples of using rubons are of old discontinued rubons. Soooo, I give you rubon projects from the Stampin' Up web site.

Each set of rubons contains two sheets - one in white and one in chocolate chip. See below for more information.

Rub-Ons Promotion - 20% OFF!!

Dates: November 10-30, 2008

Promotion Details:
Spend $20 and qualify to purchase any Rub-Ons assortment at 20 percent off ($8.76 per package; regularly $10.95):

Item # Page # Rub-Ons Description
111416 178 Chateau Bella
111417 178 Word Flurries
111414 178 Hidden Garden
111277 178 A Perfect Day
110283 179 Take Note
111806 179 Chills & Thrills
111804 179 Chit Chat
111415 179 Greatest Moments
111805 179 School Days
110282 179 Anchored
112844 11* Old Saint Nick
112843 17* Season of Cheer
112735 39** Hidden Garden Blossoms

*From Holiday 2008 Mini Catalog

**From Celebrando Creatividad

CLICK HERE to see the flyer. And, as always, you can see the detail at my SU web site

November 12, 2008

Nativity Frame

********Just a Christmas Card********

Stamps: Holy Triptych, Twill,

Paper: Always Artichoke, Ridging Hood Red, Whisper White

Ink: Always Artichoke, Ridging Hood Red, So Saffron, Chocolate Chip

Accessories: Riding Hood Red Taffeta Ribbon, Oval Punch, Chipboard Frame,

November 10, 2008

Holiday Collection Kit Samples

This is a card I made using the supplies from the Holiday Collection Kit. The big snowflake is a chipboard piece covered with the die cut Designer Series Paper. After I adhered the DSP, I covered it with Versamark, heat and stick powder, dazzling diamonds and a brad from the pretties kit to make it all glittery (click on image to see closer).

These tags were made with the chipboard and die cut Designer Series Paper in the kit.

November 07, 2008

Holiday Collection Stampin' Kit

Stampin' Up and Country Living Magazine have partnered to put together a Holiday Stampin' Kit. Stampin' Up has the kit for purchase and Country Living Magazine has an idea gallery in their December, 2008 issue. I have not seen it yet but hope to get my hands on one soon!

From November 1st - December 31st (or while supplies last) the Country Living Kit is available for purchase. This kit is convenient because it offers all of the supplies you need to complete elegant ornaments and/or gift tags. The ornaments make wonderful handmade gifts for friends, family, teachers, etc.

The Holiday Collection Stampin’ Kit includes the following products:

  • Holiday Collection stamp set (six stamps) (see images below)
    - The stamp set includes a nice "to-from", 2 snowflakes , a star that fits into the large star punch, a sentiment and a circle stamp that fits the
  • Four 12″ x 12″ sheets of die-cut chipboard (see images below)
  • Eight 12″ x 12″ sheets of die-cut Designer Series paper (2 ea. of 4 double-sided designs) (see images below)
  • Four 12″ x 12″ sheets of Designer Series paper (2 ea. of 2 double-sided designs)
  • Two 12″ x 12″ sheets of Whisper White card stock
  • 25 yds. Silver Metallic cord
  • 10 yds. 3/8″ Whisper White taffeta ribbon
  • Pretties Kit brads (20)
  • Stampin’ Dimensionals
  • Dazzling Diamonds Stampin’ Glitter (1/2 oz.)
  • Tombow Multi Purpose Adhesive
  • Riding Hood Red Classic Stampin’ Spot
  • Old Olive Craft Stampin’ Spot
  • Uninked Stampin’ Spot
  • Whisper White Craft Ink refillThere are better pictures of the kit in the online catalog under specials at my web site -

Check back Monday for a card and a few tags I made using this kit.

November 03, 2008

Just a Simple Scrapbook Page

Just a simple scrapbook page from my files - not real complex just simple stamping with lots of pictures to tell the story. (reminder - you can always click on the picture to get a closer look)
Stamps: One of a Kind, Doodle This, Jumbo Outline Alpha
Paper: Rose Red Textured, Rose Red, Whisper White, Basic Black
Ink: StazOn Jet Black, Rose Red
Accessories: Boho Blossom Punch, Five Petal Punch, Black Brad, Rose Red Eyelet, Sponge,

November 02, 2008

3rd Annual Michigan Retreat

We have an absolute blast of restful, learning, creative time every year! I so wanted to share pictures with you from last year but when I looked at them they were all taken during our Pajama Party!...not! way! Even though our PJ's are very respectable, PJ pictures are not meant to be shared. You will just have to image the wonderful time we had...and read all the details on how you can join here.

Stampin' -n- Scrapin' Frenzy

Weekend in Saugatuck,MI
Thurs-Sat, March 26-28, 2009
$130.00 per person
$50.00 deposit due at time of registration with final amount due Feb 1, 2009.

Price includes 6 meals, two night's lodging and lots and lots of gifts, prizes and surprises!

  • Depart on March 26 8:00 AM from Lauri Young's House, Bradford or 9:00 AM from Lay's Furniture, Princeton
  • Stop for lunch
  • Arrive at Suagatuck, Mi at beautiful Pine Trail Camp and check into our lodge overlooking the Kalamazoo River
  • Grab your work space and set up for 45 hours of stampin'/scrappin' fun!
  • Upstairs from the work room are restrooms and a sleeping bunk of your choice.
  • Stampin' Up and Close to My Heart Consultants with classes, prizes, and supplies
  • Depart Saugatuck, MI on Saturday afternoon around 2:00 pm
Please bring a sleeping bag/sheets, towel, a snack to share and your creative supplies for the weekend of fun!

For reservations or information call:
Lauri Young, 309-897-8420
Barb Fehr 815-646-4536