Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Merry Christmas!

Hello friends!

I hope Santa visited your house and left a little something for you---I am sure you were good all year!

Every year I make one-of-a-kind Christmas cards for most of my family and friends. And every year it seems I am making last minute cards on Christmas Eve; this year was no different, but keeping the design simple and using Stampin Up's coordinating inks, cardstock, and, designer series paper (DSP) I was able to make 4 cards in less than an hour.
Candy cane with Fesitival of Prints DSP

Tree with Festival of Prints DSP

Candy canes in Festival of Prints DSP


















Penguin from the owl punch
























I cut the tree and candy canes using the stocking accents die with my big shot; two of the candy canes and the tree were cut from the festival of prints DSP, the other candy cane was cut from cardstock in a coordinating color (riding hood red). I added sparkle to the images with dazzling details and bit of bling with silver glimmer paper punched with the scallop border punch.

For the penguin card, I embossed the cardstock base with the vintage wallpaper embossing folder, made the penguin using the owl punch, and stamped the greeting in real red ink with a stamp from the Hand Penned Holidays stamp set; I added dazzling details to a few spots on the card base and incorporated silver glimmer paper by punching a small oval that the penguin is standing on.

I have to confess something.....I don't make a Christmas card for my husband. I am not sure why, but I always buy him a card. After this year though I will be making his card!
We bought the same card for each other, even though they were purchased at different places (his from a card store, mine from the grocery store). Next year his card will be just as unique and special as he is. He deserves a one-of-a-kind card, special hand-stamped with love card, too, and I am going to make it happen!

A few pictures from my holiday...

checking the stockings for loot

go Ravens!


playing with the croissants


three monkies---hear no evil, speak no evil, see no evil

Classes & Clubs:
  • The Techniques club meets for it's final monthly gathering of the year on Thursday, December 27th at 1pm; we'll explore using crystal effects in a variety of ways. For non-club members tuition is $10 or FREE with a minimum $25 order on the day of the club meeting; RSVP today!
  • New clubs begin in January -- make a variety of lovely handmade cards for the loved ones and friends in your life (thank you, valentine, wedding, baby, sympathy, thinking of you, birthday, mothers day, etc). RSVP today to save your spot!
Stampin Up news:
  • Spring catalog begins January 2, 2013 -- you are going to love it!
  • Clearance Rack Blitz sale is going on right now---I love a bargain and this is a big one with some items up to 80% off! Fabulous savings and if you are a demonstrator you can receive and additional 20% off clearance prices!! Another reason to join my team TODAY :)
  • Stampin Up is sharing really awesome creative ideas on their new inspire blog -- check it out, many wonderful ideas posted almost daily.
  • Sale-a-bration begins on January 22nd

Stamping is fun!

Terri

Questions? Send me an email terhare@hotmail.com

Friday, December 21, 2012

Stampin Up on Google catalogs

Hi friends!


 
Stampin' Up! has partnered with Google Catalogs to offer their first tablet-friendly catalog! Google Catalogs works with iPad and Android tablets.

It's easy to use, just follow these steps:

  • Download the Google Catalog app (available through iTunes and Google Play).
  • Sign in using your Google or Gmail account. If you don't have a Google account, you can create one by tapping the "Sign Up" button in the app.
  • After you have signed in, search for Stampin' Up! in the "Select Favorite Catalogs" list.
  • Select Stampin' Up! by tapping the small stamp icon next to the name, then tap "Done."
  • Click the "Favorites" icon at the bottom of the app, then tap the Stampin' Up! catalog cover to open it.

You can then browse the catalog with ease and even zoom in on products and see additional images not included in the paper catalog! You can even watch videos on Stampin' Up!'s YouTube channel right inside the app.

Plus, you can shop through Stampin' Up!'s online store right from the app with just a few taps. Please be aware, however, that orders placed this way will NOT give you the premium pricing or let you earn Hostess Benefits.  You'll still get the best deals if you contact me directly to place an order!
Enjoy this wonderful new way to access the Stampin Up catalog!

Stamping is fun!

Terri

Questions? Email me a terhare@hotmail.com

Sunday, December 16, 2012

A Elegantly Easy Christmas card and other Christmas treats

Hi friends!

A few weeks ago I made a simple but elegant Christmas card and I finally have a minute to share the beauty of this card with you.

This card uses Stampin Up's new Core'dinations Gumball Green cardstock which can be distressed or sanded to show the coordinating under layer. I added a flourish designer frame around the ornament found in the Joyous Celebrations stamp set and embeliished with cherry cobbler sweater trim.

Want to know how easy this card was to put together? Well, good because I made a video!

I've also made some Hershey nugget Christmas treats for my friends. These were inspired by a video my friend KricutKrazy posted on her blog kricutkrazy. These are also very easy to make!
1. Cut 4 pieces of 1x3" DSP strips
2. Cut 1 piece of coordinating cardstock 2x4" and score 1/4" on both long sides.
3. Secure the the DSP strips on Hershey nuggets using glue dots
4. Place a line of tape runner down the center of the cardstock and press the covered nuggets on top.
5. Place the tray inside a pretzel rod bag, tie with ribbon and voila, a little Christmas love for someone special!


Stampin Up news:
--Join Stampin Up for just $99 and receive $175 worth of products of your choice, including a FREE stamp pad collection (valued at $49.95); offer ends TODAY December 16th click here to learn more
--Clearance Rack Blitz sale is going on right now---I love a bargain and this is a big one with some items up to 80% off! Fabulous savings and if you are a demonstrator you can receive and additional 20% off clearance prices!! Another reason to join TODAY :)
--New clubs begin in January -- RSVP today to save your spot!
--Spring catalog begins January 2, 2013 -- you are going to love it!
--Stampin Up is sharing really awesome creative ideas on their new inspire blog -- check it out, many wonderful ideas posted almost daily.
--My Techniques club meet for it's final monthly gathering of the year on December 28th at 1pm; for non-club members tuition is $10 or FREE with a minimum $25 order on the day of the club meeting; RSVP today!
--Sale-a-bration begins on January 22nd


Stamping is fun!

Terri

Have a question? Email me at terhare@hotmail.com

Saturday, December 15, 2012

Feeling a little merry...

Hey friends!

I am feeling just a bit merry. Maybe because I finally had a minute to make a banner from an idea that has been peculating in my head for a while. I used the largest die from Stampin Up's label framelits to cut Real Red and Lucky Limeade cardstock and the next largest die to cut DSP from the Festival of Prints DSP stack; I used a smaller size die on a piece of whisper White which I embossed with the fancy fan folder and spritzed with frosted white shimmer paint. I cut the letters from Red Glimmer paper using the junior type sizzlits. I embellished with a variety of Stampin Up products. I think it's festive and I'll be displaying at my desk at work.
Merry banner















You can almost see the shimmer from the shimmer paint spritzed


















added embellishments included rhinestones, buttons, pearls



Speaking of work, I am participating in a cookie exchange at my office. I decided to package my cookies in Stampin Up's kraft boxes. I heat embossed snowflakes using a mixture of white and iridescent ice embossing powders then stamped more snowflakes with Versamark. I plan to add a belly band and bow made from Stampin Up's Be of Good Cheer DSP. I'll post a picture of the finished cookies and boxes soon.
bare boxes

Just waiting for cookies!

 Hope you are also feeling a little merry!

Stampin Up news:
--Join Stampin Up for just $99 and receive $125 worth of products of your choice, PLUS a FREE stamp pad collection (valued at $49.95); offer ends December 16th click here to learn more
---Clearance Rack Blitz sale is going on right now---I love a bargain and this is a big one with some items up to 80% off! Fabulous saving and if you are a demonstrator you can receive and additional 20% off; see the item above :)
---New clubs begin in January -- RSVP today to save your spot!
---Spring catalog begins January 2, 2013 -- you are going to love it!
---Stampin Up inspire blog available -- check it out, many wonderful ideas posted almost daily.
---Techniques club meets on December 28th at 1pm; pay $10 to attend or FREE with a minimum $25 order; RSVP today!
---Sale-a-bration begins on January 22nd



Stamping is fun!

Terri
terhare@hotmail.com



Saturday, November 17, 2012

What a sale!! Don't miss this one, November 19-28

Hey friends!

Who loves a sale? I do!!! And when Stampin Up products are on sale I can hardly contain the glee I feel. Anyone else share my passion for stamping sales?

Click here to see a PDF file listing all of the Stampin Up products on sale---many of them are 50% off! For bundles you must use the product numbers given on the flyer to receive the discount.

Like creating digital projects? You'll love Stampin Up's MyDigitalStudio (MDS) software -- it's 50% off during the Extravaganza sale! Already own MDS? Then you can get the MDS 2 upgrade for 50% off!! Never heard of MDS but intrigue by digital design? You can try MDS for FREE here or learn more at www.MyDigitalStudio.net

There are 2 door-buster sale days during this Extravaganza--don't miss the first and last days of the sale.....these special door-buster sale prices are ONLY valid the on the specified date.

1 day ONLY - Monday, November 19th, 2012 Midnight - 11:50 pm (Mountain time zone) Door buster 20% off~
Simply Scored Diagonal Plate # 122586 /$ 9.56 /page 181
Big Shot Cutting Machine # 113439 /$79.96/page 186
Big Shot Doctor Bag # 113474 /$ 55.96/page 186

1 day ONLY - Wednesday, November 28th, 2012
Midnight - 11:50 pm (Mountain time zone)
Door buster 20% off~
Clear Block Bundle ( A-I) # 118491 /$ 53.56 /page 7
Clear Block Storage Caddy # 120279 /$13.56 /page 7
Stack & Store caddy # 109127 /$27.96 /page 175

If you have any questions, give me a call or drop me an email!

Stamping is fun!

Terri
410-804-6745
terhare@hotmail

Friday, November 16, 2012

November News -- Extravaganza Sale starts Monday

Hello friends!
 
I have lots of Stampin Up news to share so let's get to it!
 
 
Sale Extravaganza, November 19-28
Stampin Up’s 10-day Extravaganza sale will begin on Monday, November 19th ends on Wednesday, November 28th. Sale items have been revealed, click here for the sale list---and those of you craving a Big Shot will be happy to hear it will be on sale for 20% off (for 1 day ONLY on November 19th)! Other products are featured on sale, up to 50% off. Sale items can be purchased with regular priced items via my online store, on a workshop order, or directly with me. Quantities are NOT limited!
 
 
Texture Boutique, while supplies last
Stampin Up is test marketing Sizzix’s Texture Boutique embossing machine; a limited number of these machines are available during this trial. If the marketing test goes well it may be added to the Stampin Up product line. The Texture Boutique works with Textured Impressions Embossing Folders to transform ordinary cardstock, paper, metallic foil, or vellum into an embossed, textured masterpiece. The Textured Boutique machine embosses only; it does not die cut.  It is offered individually ($29.95, #132657) or bundled ($39.95, #132700) with two  Stampin Up exclusive embossing folders (bundle valued at $45.85)--the Flower Garden Textured Impressions folder and the Stripes Textured Impressions folder.
 
 
New Stampin Up Paper Trimmer
Some of you may know that at one time I had 3 different trimmers because I couldn’t find all the features I wanted in a single trimmer….until now! I am in crafting love with Stampin Up’s new trimmer; it has every feature I’ve longed for. Want to know why I’ve fallen head over heels? Ok, I’ll share what makes this trimmer so special!
·         An extra-wide 6-1/4" cutting base and an extended 14-1/2" ruler -- the base has been extended so you can make most of your common cuts and measurements without even extending the ruler
·         A full 12" cutting and scoring track -- the extra-long cutting track has space at the top and bottom so you don't have to take the cutting and scoring blades out when you're not using them
·         Specially designed handles and cutting track to ensure straight cuts -- the new handles and cutting track are so stable, your cuts will be perfectly straight
·         All rulers and measurements on the base are printed under a plastic cover -- the measurement grid lines won't wear off
Order yours today and feel the love! Stampin Trimmer, #126889.
 
 
Ink-redible Deal, November 1 – December 16
Get a collection of 10 ink pads FREE when you sign up to be a Stampin Up demonstrator. The demonstrator kit is a great value at just $99 but you get to select up to $125 of stamping products (and shipping is FREE!); with the FREE ink pad collection the kit value is $175 for just $99!!! Sign up today---this offer ends December 16th.  
 
I love a bargain!
Consider signing up to be a Stampin Up demonstrator…. the kit sells for $99 and has a value of over $175 with the current FREE ink pad promotion. You get to choose whatever you want -- stamp sets, ink pads, cardstock, tools, etc. up to $125 AND which collection of ink pads you want.  If you buy the kit you are under no obligation to hold any shows, parties, make minimum sales, etc--there are no strings attached! It's a great deal—plus, you are under no obligation once you join!
 
Increase the value of your kit by selecting bundles and sale items for your kit; join on Monday, November 19th (the first day of the Extravaganza sale) when the Big Shot is 20% off, by including it your kit would be valued at $195. If you purchase the kit, stamp a few holiday cards for yourself then do nothing else, you get to keep all the fabulous items you chose or give them as gifts. Did I mention there are no obligations, no strings of any sort???
 
Of course, if you were interested in earning extra cash, you’ll have everything you need to launch your business, including support from me and Stampin Up. Click here to check out the benefits of being a demonstrator. I’d love to have you on my team – join today!
 
Stamping is fun!
 
Terri
410-647-4011
 

Sunday, November 11, 2012

Hug a Veteran!

Happy Veterans Day!



Thank a veteran and their family....freedom isn't free.

Terri

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Super easy Santa Christmas card -- with video!

Hi friends!

I hope everyone is safe and sound following Sandy's grand waltz through the eastern part of the country. So far there has been little damage in my immediate neighborhood.

Since the power remained on during the storm I was able to post my latest stamping project to YouTube. It's an adorable Christmas card with a Santa suit motif that's very easy to make.

During Stampin Up's week-long celebration of Digital Scrapbooking Day, beginning October 29th thru November 5th, you can get FREE downloads and 50 percent off digital kits! Check out my online store for details.

Need a catalog? Let me know and I'd be happy to send one your way. 
Please give me a call (            410-647-4011   ), drop me an email (terhare@hotmail.com), or text             410-804-6745      . 
Terri


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My Motto is "Stamping is fun!"

Sunday, October 28, 2012

Monday ONLY---all Stampin Up stamps on sale! Plus other cool news


Hey friends!


A big storm is taking aim at the mid-Atlantic, but I have some news that may take your mind off the coming "Frankenstorm".....

Stampin Up has announced a 24-hour sale beginning Monday, October 29th. All stamps (with a few exceptions described below) will be 15% off! Stampin Up is calling this the Sell-A-Stamp Spooktacular, and the goal is to sell more stamps in a single day than ever before.
Here's the fine print:
  • The sale starts at 2 AM eastern (12:00 AM (MT)) and ends on Tuesday at 1:50 AM EST (11:50 PM (MT)); during the sale period almost every stamp will be 15 percent off.

This means all stamps in the current annual catalog and the Holiday catalog including:
  • Background stamps
  • Personalized name stamps
  • Alphabet stamps
  • Cookie press stamps -- these make great gifts!
  • Single-image stamps (several more single stamps have been added, click here to view all of the single stamps)

This sale DOES NOT include
  • Hostess sets
  • Bundled stamp sets (such as the bundles found in the Holiday catalog)
  • Digital stamp brush sets

  • There is no minimum purchase, and no limit to the number of stamps you can order.
  • Any order type qualifies for this promotion---customer, workshop, or online.

  • Other big news for Monday, October 29 that you will not want to miss!
    1. During Stampin Up's weeklong celebration of Digital Scrapbooking Day, beginning October 29th thru November 5th, you can get FREE downloads and 50 percent off digital kits! Check out MyDigitalStudio.net for details.
    2. A special kit project will be announced AND available starting October 29. Check out my online store more details

    Questions? Please give me a call (410-647-4011), drop me an email (terhare@hotmail.com), or text 410-804-6745.

    Need a catalog? Let me know and I'd be happy to send one your way.

    Terri


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    My Motto is "Stamping is fun!"

    Sunday, October 14, 2012

    Super Sweet Candy cane 3x3 gift card

    Hey stamping friends!

    I made a short video How-To video for a 3"x3" note card using Stampin Up's Scentsational Seasons stamp set. There is a coordinating framelits die cut for this set--which I don't have yet---but I was still able to make cut-outs for my card.

    My card was inspired by cards DeAnn Rauzi made. This little card is the perfect accent for a hostess gift, teacher gift, cookie swap, or other holiday exchanges.


    I love the simplicity and colors of this little card, so much so that I included one in each of my club member orders.

    I'd love to see your 3"x3" cards!


    Stampin Up Promotions:
    • FREE festive Paper-Piercing Pack with purchase; click here for details.
    • For a limited time, you can purchase individual clear stamps from select stamp sets (Word PlayPerfectly Penned, and Seasonal Sayings); prices are between $4.95 and 6.95). Contact me for specific pricing and ordering information.
    • MDS print prices have been permanently slashed; click here for pricing.

    Stamping is fun!

    Terri
    terhare@hotmail.com

    Friday, September 28, 2012

    Joyous Celebrations Christmas card & video

    Hey friends!

    I am teaching a monthly Christmas card club. Each month the club members make 4 cards, 2 each of 2 designs. I love it and they do, too!

    One of the cards this month was inspired by a card in the Stampin Up 2012 Holiday catalog on page 7. Our version looked liked this....
    This card features several items from the Holiday catalog-- the Joyous Celebrations stamp set, the holiday frame embossing folder, and Silver Sparkle Dazzling Details.

    I love this card! So much so that it may become the design I use for my family Christmas cards----and I made a video tutorial....

    Have you started thinking about Christmas cards? I'd love to see your designs--please share links by leaving a comment!

    Stamping is fun!

    PS--September is Back to Spool time! For every $40 ordered, pick a FREE roll of 3/8" stitched satin ribbon. Orders can be placed online, in person, or on a workshop order.   Details hereShop now--my online store is open 24/7! This offer is good through 30 September so place your order TODAY!

    Terri
    terhare@hotmail.com


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    Sunday, September 23, 2012

    Cake banners

    Hey friends!

    I just posted my latest tutorial to YouTube.....and it's all about cake banners! I suspect a few of you are scratching your heads and pondering what the heck this means. I took a picture of the banner I made for my daughter's birthday a party; I think you'll agree cake banners are awesome!

    birthday cake banner

    One of my stamping club members, Sarah, made this one...
    I don't know why this photo insists on laying on its side!

    I made a video showing how easy these banners are to make. I didn't get a still photo of the baby shower cake banner shown in the video once it was on the cake, but the video has great shots of the banner.

    Click here to see my Cake Banner video

    Any plans to make cake banners in your neck of the woods soon? I'd love to see photos of your cake banners!



    Current Stampin Up promotions:
    September is Back to Spool time! For every $40 ordered, pick a FREE roll of 3/8" stitched satin ribbon. Orders can be placed online, in person, or on a workshop order.   Details hereShop now--my online store is open 24/7! This offer is good through 30 September so place your order TODAY!

    Need an annual or holiday catalog? No problem! I'd be happy to send one your way. Drop me an email with your name and address.

    Stamping is fun!

    Terri
    410-647-4011
    terhare@hotmail.com

    PS--check out my stampinghare stamping tutorials on YouTube.