Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Happy Halloween!

The big day has finally arrived and I hope you have plans to do something fun this evening.  Here in Oregon it looks like rain, but I think the kids will wear waterproof costumes and go trick-or-treating anyway.  Below you’ll find my final Halloween ideas for this year.  Perhaps they will inspire you to make a last minute card. 






I also wanted to thank all of you who took advantage of the big sale on Monday.  Order processing took a little more time, but most have already shipped from the warehouse so you’ll have them soon. 

Happy Stampin!

Friday, October 26, 2012

More Single Stamps

With the 15% off Stamp Spooktacular coming on Monday, October 29th, I thought I’d share the newest release of single stamps.  Many of these coordinate with punches or dies to make them easier to use.  Plus with the extra discount on Monday, they are very friendly to your budget. 



Thursday, October 25, 2012

Monday = One Day Sale!

I just received the following information from Stampin’ Up.

Sell-A-Stamp Spooktacular

For one day only, you and your customers will get 15 percent off almost every stamp we sell!

Here are the details: (Updated 2:35 PM (MT) 10/25/2012)

  • Starting at 12:00 AM (MT) and ending at 11:50 PM (MT), almost every stamp we sell will be 15 percent off.
This means all stamps in the current catalogs including
    • Background stamps
    • Personalized name stamps
    • Incentive stamp sets from the supply list
    • Cookie press stamps
    • Single-image stamps
This DOES NOT include
    • Hostess sets
    • Bundled stamp sets
    • Digital stamp brush sets
  • There is no minimum purchase, and no limit to the number of stamps you can order.
  • If you are local, I will be placing an order on Monday and would be happy to order the stamp sets you wish to buy at the same time.

    If you are an out-of-town customer, the prices on the website will be updated on Monday to reflect the savings.  You would place your order online as usual.  And, just like always, when you spend more than $50, you’ll get a rebate of your shipping costs. 

    If you have questions, contact me.  Otherwise, let’s all look forward to Monday, October 29th!  Smile

    Saturday, October 20, 2012

    It’s Clearance Time!

    I logged onto my computer this morning to find that new items have been added to the Clearance Rack!  Woo Hoo!  If you’re interested, you can visit my website to see what’s available and place your order.  As always, if you spend over $50, you’ll earn a shipping rebate from me.  Free shipping combined with a super price on so many great items will make today your lucky day!  Smile

    Vanessa's Clearance Rack

    Thursday, October 18, 2012

    Apple Cider Slider

    I wanted a “manly” looking thank you gift for Mike, our air conditioning repairman, so I made this one.  I like the how the black, gray, and more mustard make the card look like fall without looking too much like Halloween.  (I love Halloween, but Mike may not.)  I also like how the designer paper not only has a masculine image, but also matches the cider packet. 



    I used the Tiny Tags stamp set on the pull tab (sorry, that punch is retired.)  I used Sassy Salutations for my greeting and punched it out with the Decorative Label Punch. 

    I’m going to Portland this weekend for the Scrapbook Expo.  I’m looking forward to seeing some new ideas that I can bring back and share with you all. 

    Happy Stampin!

    Sunday, October 14, 2012

    I’ve Got My “EYE” on Halloween Cards!




    I am so happy Stampin’ Up is offering the Googly Eyes (Googlies #127539) this year.  I know you can purchase a similar item at local craft store, but I love the ones from Stampin’ Up because not only are they the perfect size for paper crafts (in the past I’ve purchased these types of eyes only to find that they are WAY too big for my card images,) but they are also self adhesive.  And if that’s not enough, they are super inexpensive at only $2.50 for a sheet of 50.  Wow! 

    Happy Stampin!

    Thursday, October 11, 2012

    A Not-So-Scary Halloween



    I love Halloween and I especially love cute images for Halloween, like cats & spiders.  I think it’s great we have the “googly eyes” as embellishments this year.  Those make even scary images cute! 

    Happy Stampin’

    Wednesday, October 10, 2012

    The Spooky Continues

    Did I mention I have a lot of Halloween ideas to share?  I hope I’ll be able to inspire you to make your own fun & spooky cards and craft items this month. 



    Also, thanks to all who attended the October Card Buffet.  I hope you had a great time! 

    Happy Stampin’

    Monday, October 8, 2012

    More Halloween shares



    These were both from a 3D Halloween swap.  I think both are super cute. 

    Happy Stampin!

    PS – I had a cancellation for tomorrow night’s Card Buffet.  Contact me if you want to attend. 

    Saturday, October 6, 2012

    It’s World Card Making Day!

    Did you know there was a day devoted to making greeting cards?  It all began back in 2006.  I’m going to make some cards today & I hope you do so too. 

    And speaking of card making, my October Card Buffet is now full and I’m now taking reservations for the November event.  Contact me to reserve your spot!


    Friday, October 5, 2012

    Time for Halloween!

    I love Halloween.  I love the decorations and being able to dress up in fun costumes.  Yesterday I was happy to take down my normal wreath and replace it with my Spider wreath.  I also put out my cute Garfield Halloween flag.  I’ve been making Halloween cards for months, but I also participated in a Halloween swap while at convention.  I thought I’d share some of those with you to get you into the Halloween mood too!



    I have some more to share, but I’ll save those for next time.  Enjoy your weekend!

    ** PS – There is ONE spot open for Tuesday’s card buffet.  If you haven’t signed up already, now is the time.  After all, you know you want to join us!** 

    Monday, October 1, 2012

    A New Way to Buy Stamps… at Least Temporarily


    Stampin’ Up is trying something new!  We’re being given the opportunity to buy single pieces from these select stamp sets: Word Play, Perfectly Penned, and Seasonal Sayings. The offer will be available now through January 2, 2013.


    • These stamps are available on any order type-customer, workshop, or online.
    • You can find the stamp item numbers on the flyers below.
    • These won’t be sent to you in our typical cases or packaging; they’ll be packaged in cello bags. If you’d like a case for your stamp, you can buy our Clear-Mount Stamp Cases that come in packs of four (item 119105).
    • This offer is available for clear-mount stamps only.
    • The stamps won’t come with a Clear-Mount Block, and you’ll need to buy a block separately if you don’t already have one. The recommended block sizes can be found on the flyers.
    • There’s no limit on how many pieces you can buy.
    • Remember that this is a pilot program, so take advantage of it while you can!





    Seasonal Sayings

    • $5.95 US - 132310 Christmas Block H
    • $5.95 US - 132311 Halloween Block H
    • $5.95 US - 132312 Thanks Block H
    • $4.95 US - 132313 Love Block D
    • $5.95 US - 132314 Celebrate Block H

    Word Play

    • $4.95 US - 132294 Sick Block C
    • $4.95 US - 132295 I Do Block C
    • $5.95 US - 132296 Laughter Block D
    • $4.95 US - 132297 Wish Big Block C
    • $6.95 US - 132298 In My Thoughts Block H
    • $5.95 US - 132299 You Mean the World Block D
    • $4.95 US - 132300 Worth the Wait Block C
    • $4.95 US - 132301 Imagine Block D
    • $6.95 US - 132302 Remember When Block I
    • $4.95 US - 132303 Joy Block C
    • $6.95 US - 132304 Dreams Block E
    • $4.95 US - 132305 Thanks a Million Block D

    Perfectly Penned

    • $4.95 US - 132306 Thank You Block D
    • $4.95 US - 132308 Get Well Block C
    • $5.95 US - 132307 Celebrate Today Block H
    • $5.95 US - 132309 Happy Birthday Block H

    Some Christmas Ideas

    Sometimes we get together for demonstrator meetings and share card ideas.  Recently I attended an event and saw some cute & easy (and you know how much I LOVE easy!) Christmas card ideas.  I took pictures of them and thought I’d share.




    Happy Stampin’!