Monday, November 30, 2015

Cyber Monday & Last Chance for Extravaganza


This is it folks.  The big sale ends today!  There are a couple of items that are only included today, so be sure to check those out.  Here is the sale list in case you missed it before:

I want to let you know how grateful I am that you purchased from me over the big shopping holiday.  You could spend your $$$ anywhere and I feel blessed that you ordered from me.  So thank you, thank you, thank you!

Today I’m also grateful for my mailman and my UPS man.  It’s cold today (about 20 degrees as I’m writing this) and it rained this morning just enough to make any hard surface slippery.  Yet, I have a pickup for my mailman on the front porch and I have a Stampin’ Up order arriving today via UPS.  This morning I made some little boxes filled with candy just to let them know I appreciate them.  (I’m ashamed to say I forgot how to use my box punchboard and had to watch a video after I ruined my first piece of paper.  Maybe I should use the punchboard more often?)


Monday, November 23, 2015

Black Friday Week Starts NOW!

The big sale starts today.  Some items are ONLY available today and that is the case of the Designer Series Paper.  Today it is on sale for buy 3, get 1 free.  You can mix & match (because few people would want 4 packs of the same paper!)  One of my favorites is the Merry Moments (138450.)  I love the woodsy style and that’s how I decorate for Christmas every year.  I especially love the plaid.  These are the quick cards I’m using for my Stamp-a-Stack at the 2CousinsEvents crop on the 5th. 
I also made an envelope (with the Envelope Punch board (133774) that’s on sale today too!) that will hold a gift for my husband’s stocking.  All I did was punch trees from the paper and it’s ready to go. 
But even if you have your Christmas cards done, there are some other papers included in today’s sale.  Timeless Elegance (138444) is so beautiful.  It lends itself well to being colored or can be used alone. 
In case you missed the link to the file to show everything that’s going to be on sale this week, here it is again:
And if you place an order of less than $150, I’d appreciate it if you use this month’s hostess code:  K7GMGFSE.
Happy Shopping!

Friday, November 20, 2015

Black Friday Week Sale


This sale starts on Monday!  Woo Hoo!  Instead of fighting the crowds at craft stores on Thursday and Friday, you can shop all week at home in your jammies.  Here is the file of what is included in the sale so you can plan ahead.

Personally I was excited to see some of the Paper Pumpkin kits listed.  I confirmed that those could be purchased by anyone, rather that just subscribers.  It’s a great way to try out the kits.

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The kit with the little cup is Thanks a Latte which will be 30% off.  The ones on the right are from the Happy Thoughts kit.  It will be 50% off, but only on Monday the 23rd. 

Happy Shopping! 

Monday, November 16, 2015

It’s Hard To Say Goodbye


I loved, loved, loved this Holiday Catalog and think it’s one of the best ones we’ve had in a while.  It is with great sadness that we say goodbye to those awesome products.  Some of the items will be carried over to the next Occasions catalog, but most are retiring.  They will only be available while supplies last, so if you still have things on your wish list, please make sure you get them before it’s too late. 

Below is the link to the retiring list.  Check it out!

Retiring Holiday Catalog Items

Sunday, November 15, 2015

Vanessa’s Big HBI

Have you heard of an RBI?  It’s a term used in baseball.  Since I’m not a fan of baseball, I honestly have no idea what it means.  Years ago, however, we made up a similar phrase in this household.  In this home, we have HBIs.  What’s an HBI,you ask?  It’s a harebrained idea.  I am the queen of foolish ideas.  That’s how HBI came to be part of our vocabulary.  One of my most recent ideas was that I was going to re-create a beautiful wreath I saw at the Stampin’ Up Convention. 


It was SO pretty.  I picked out out colors to better match my home and started stamping and cutting out various colors of leaves.  I bought a grapevine wreath and some styrofoam balls.  Then I began to assemble the pinecones.  I used 30 (THIRTY!) little leaves on each one.  After making two, I decided this wreath was not for me.  It requires much more time and patience than I have available.  Thus, this was my HBI.  I wasted something like 8 hours stamping and cutting out the leaves and assembling 2 pinecones.  (A friend said to me, “Why didn’t you just use real pinecones?  duh!) 

Several weeks later I saw the pile of leaves in a box in my closet and decided to make lemonade out of lemons, so to speak.  I used the leaves and the DSP (I had originally cut the DSP into squares to cut out more leaves!) to make swaps for the Stampin’ Up event I attended this weekend.  So in the end, my HBI turned out to actually be a good idea instead!  Who knew?! 


Thursday, November 12, 2015

I Miss My Mommy!


I’m heading to Vancouver this weekend for a Stampin’ Up event.  I usually meet up with my mother in Salt Lake City when I go to the annual convention.  This time I’m missing my mom.  I wish she lived closer so she could go to Vancouver with me.  I made her a card to let her know she will be missed.  Her last name is Fox, so using this cute guy was very appropriate.  


See you next week!

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Thank You Veterans


On this Veteran’s Day, let us remember the service and sacrifices of our veterans.  Let us thank them for making us free. 

Friday, November 6, 2015

Easy Card Crafting

Thankful Forest Friends was one of the first stamp sets I purchased from the new Holiday catalog.  Yet when November rolled around I still had not attempted to use it.  Yesterday I decided I was going to make some projects with that adorable stamp set.  I struggled.  I tried a bunch of layers.  I tried adding embossing, I fussy cut the cute critters, I used lots of colors, and I added an array of embellishments.  In the end, I just wasn’t happy with my results.  Then I made this card.  It’s super simple.  One stamped image colored with markers, a splash from Gorgeous Grunge, some leaves punched from the Bird Punch, and a simple bow.  Wow!  The best card I made was also the easiest.  I love it! 

Tuesday, November 3, 2015

November is here (brrr) and so are this week's deals

I love punches, so I was happy to see one on sale this week.  If you need this one, now's the time to get it!

I also wanted to let you know the status of backorders. It looks like most items will be in stock by the end of this month, which is a good thing if you have Christmas crafting to do!


3 November

  • 139670: Sleigh Ride Edgelits Dies (4,698 backordered; 1,536 expected. 6,912 more expected 6 November)
  • 138281: Lots of Labels Framelits Dies (335 backordered; 336 expected. 336 more expected 6 November)
  • 139919: Every Blessing Clear Stamp Set (22 backordered; 378 expected)

6 November

  • 138283: Leaflets Framelits Dies (2,869 backordered; 912 expected. 5,040 more expected 1 December)
  • 139666: Hearth & Home Thinlits Dies (8,558 backordered; 16,948 expected)

9 November

  • 139647: To You and Yours Shaker Cards Project Kit (952 backordered; 4,000 expected)
  • 139615: Real Red and Garden Green 1/8" Striped Ribbon (1,270 backordered; 12,000 expected)
  • 139622: Spider Web Paper Doilies (2,808 backordered; 6,930 expected) 
  • 139683: Curvy Corner Trio Punch (3,076 backordered; 4,200 expected)

15 November

  • 139673: Woodland Textured Impressions Embossing Folder (7,739 backordered; 6,048 expected. 4,248 more expected 1 December)
  • 138309: Fine-Tip Glue Pen (2,914 backordered; 2,700 expected. 4,050 more expected 23 November)

17 November

  • 139643: Reindeer Paper Clips (899 backordered; 10,368 expected)

19 November

  • 139639: Home for Christmas Designer Buttons (1,151 backordered; 2,016 expected)

20 November

  • 138317: Corrugated Paper (233 backordered; 2,800 expected)

23 November

  • 138401: Gold Metallic Thread (393 backordered; 2,560 expected)

25 November

  • 139638: Snowflake Elements (3,908 backordered; 15,120 expected)