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