Friday, November 27, 2009

Holy Family


This is one of the cards we did earlier this week at Card Club.  The Holy Family and star were embossed in Gold on Whisper White Card Stock and backed with Brushed Gold Card Stock on Whisper White Base Card.  I highlighted the edges with Brocade Blue just to add a little color.  I'm thinking of ways to step up this card and using it for our family Christmas Cards for this year.  What do you think?  What would you do to embellish this card.  I don't want to add a lot of bulk with brads or ribbon.  Too much can add to the cost of postage.  Leave me a comment with your suggestions.

Don't forget, if you haven't done so yet, there are only two days left to check out the Online Extravaganza on Stampin' Up!  There are some phenomenal bargains there!!  Some items are up to 50% off!  Call me if you have any questions.


Happy Stamping,

Twila

Monday, November 23, 2009

ONLINE EXTRAVAGANZA IS HERE!

HURRY!  HURRY!  HURRY! ONLINE EXTRAVAGANZA  IS GOING ON NOW!!!  From now until November 30, you can take advantage of these GREAT sales that Stampin' Up! has to offer!  If you don't want to read the list below, just click on the catalog  in the sidebar, or go to www.twilamustain.stampinup.net.  You will be able to see all the great single and bundled items available for up to 50% off! 

Product Offering:
Item
Description
Regular Price
Discounted Price
120280
Framed with Love Bundle
  • Framed with Love stamp set
  • Full Heart punch
$43.90
$21.95
120281
Thank You Kindly Bundle
  • Thank You Kindly stamp set
  • Scallop Edge punch
$29.90
$14.95
120976
Thank You Kindly Bundle (French)
  • Tous mes remerciements stamp set
  • Scallop Edge punch
$29.90
$14.95
120282
Animal Crackers Bundle
  • Animal Crackers stamp set
  • Star Designer brads
$25.90
$12.95
120283
Corduroy Button Bundle
  • Kraft Corduroy buttons
  • Pumpkin Pie Corduroy buttons
  • Summer Sun Corduroy buttons
  • Basic Gray Corduroy buttons
  • Chocolate Chip Corduroy buttons
$49.75
$24.88
120284
Game Night Bundle
  • Card Games stamp set
  • Game Night stamp set
$40.90
$20.45
120285
Four Square Bundle
  • Four Square stamp set
  • Scallop Square punch
$30.90
$15.45
120286
Heart to Heart Bundle
  • Love You Much stamp set
  • Heart to Heart punch
  • Pretty in Pink 1/2" striped grosgrain ribbon
$49.85
$24.93
120310
Heart to Heart Bundle (Spanish)
  • Te Quiero Mucho stamp set
  • Heart to Heart punch
  • Pretty in Pink 1/2" striped grosgrain ribbon
$49.85
$24.93
120311
Heart to Heart Bundle (French)
  • J't'aime beaucoup stamp set
  • Heart to Heart punch
  • Pretty in Pink 1/2" striped grosgrain ribbon
$49.85
$24.93
120287
Chipboard Letter Bundle
  • On Board Timeless Type
  • On Board Loads of Letters
$25.90
$12.95
120288
Double-Stitched Ribbon Bundle
  • Bashful Blue 1" double-stitched grosgrain ribbon
  • Rose Red 1" double-stitched grosgrain ribbon
$17.90
$10.74
120289
Ultimate Stampers' Starter Bundle*
  • Best Wishes & More stamp set
  • Eight Great Greetings stamp set
  • On a Pedestal stamp set
  • Earth Elements Stampin' Spots
  • Earth Elements assorted card stock (8-1/2" x 11")
  • Whisper White card stock (8-1/2" x 11")
  • Old Olive 1/2" striped grosgrain ribbon
  • Flower Designer brads
$127.70
$76.62
120290
Build-A-Brad Bundle
  • Calendar Alphabet stamp set
  • Pewter Build-A-Brad
  • Antique Brass Build-A-Brad
$40.85
$24.51
120291
Enjoy Every Moment Bundle
  • Enjoy Every Moment stamp set
  • Circle Designer brads
  • Flower Designer brads
$43.85
$26.31
120312
Enjoy Every Moment Bundle (French)
  • Profiter de chaque instant stamp set
  • Circle Designer brads
  • Flower Designer brads
$43.85
$26.31
120292
Cheep Talk Bundle
  • Cheep Talk stamp set
  • Note cards
  • Pumpkin Pie Corduroy buttons
$42.85
$25.71
120293
Sock Monkey Bundle
  • Sock Monkey stamp set
  • Sock Monkey Accessories stamp set
  • Chocolate Chip Corduroy buttons
$58.85
$35.31
120313
Sock Monkey Bundle (French)
  • Sing-chaussette stamp set
  • Sock Monkey Accessories stamp set
  • Chocolate Chip Corduroy buttons
$58.85
$35.31
120294
Alphabet Bundle
  • Jayne's Type Alphabet stamp set
  • Lovely Letters stamp set
$87.90
$52.74
120295
Simply Said Bundle
  • Simply Said stamp set
  • Old Olive 1/2" striped grosgrain ribbon
  • Full Heart punch
$52.85
$31.71
120314
Simply Said Bundle (French)
  • Amitié stamp set
  • Old Olive 1/2" striped grosgrain ribbon
  • Full Heart punch
$52.85
$31.71
120296
On Board Bundle
  • On Board So Tweet
  • On Board Batch of Blooms
  • On Board Essentials
$42.85
$25.71
120927
Christmas Décor Bundle #1
  • Holly Berry Wreath Décor Elements (Kraft, Real Red)
  • Small Real Red Vintage Ornaments Décor Elements
  • Small Chocolate Vintage Ornaments Décor Elements
$74.85
$44.91
120298
Christmas Décor Bundle #2
  • Holly Berry Wreath Décor Elements (Chocolate, Real Red)
  • Small Real Red Vintage Ornaments Décor Elements
  • Small Chocolate Vintage Ornaments Décor Elements
$74.85
$44.91
120299
Christmas Décor Bundle #3
  • Holly Berry Wreath Décor Elements (Old Olive, Real Red)
  • Small Real Red Vintage Ornaments Décor Elements
  • Small Chocolate Vintage Ornaments Décor Elements
$74.85
$44.91
120300
For All You Do Bundle
  • For All You Do stamp set
  • 5/16" Neutrals Jumbo brads
$36.90
$25.83
120315
For All You Do Bundle (French)
  • Merci pour tout stamp set
  • 5/16" Neutrals Jumbo brads
$36.90
$25.83
120316
For All You Do Bundle (Spanish)
  • Por todo lo que haces stamp set
  • 5/16" Neutrals Jumbo brads
$36.90
$25.83
120301
Striped Ribbon Bundle
  • Bashful Blue 1/2" striped grosgrain ribbon
  • Pumpkin Pie 1/2" striped grosgrain ribbon
  • Old Olive 1/2" striped grosgrain ribbon
  • Pretty in Pink 1/2" striped grosgrain ribbon
  • So Saffron 1/2" striped grosgrain ribbon
  • Real Red 1/2" striped grosgrain ribbon
$47.73
$33.41
120302
Bling Bundle
  • Sticky Pages
  • Sticky Cuts Sweet
  • Fine Supernova Stampin' Glitter
  • Fine Galaxy Stampin' Glitter
$43.80
$30.66
120303
Fresh-Cut Bundle
  • Fresh Cuts stamp set
  • Fresh-Cut Notes
  • 5/8" Neutrals Jumbo brads
$37.85
$26.50
120317
Fresh-Cut Bundle (French)
  • Fraicheur exuise stamp set
  • Fresh-Cut Notes
  • 5/8" Neutrals Jumbo brads
$37.85
$26.50
120304
Pendant Note Bundle
  • Pendant Park stamp set
  • Pendant notes
  • 5/8" Neutrals Jumbo brads
$39.85
$27.90
120318
Pendant Note Bundle (French)
  • Adorable parc stamp set
  • Pendant notes
  • 5/8" Neutrals Jumbo brads
$39.85
$27.90
120319
Pendant Note Bundle (Spanish)
  • Un dia en el parque stamp set
  • Pendant notes
  • 5/8" Neutrals Jumbo brads
$39.85
$27.90
120305
Sporting Bundle #1
  • Large Night of Navy Sporting Décor Elements
  • Night of Navy Just Sports Décor Elements
$67.90
$47.54
120306
Sporting Bundle #2
  • Large Chocolate Sporting Décor Elements
  • Chocolate Just Sports Décor Elements
$67.90
$47.54
120307
Sporting Bundle #3
  • Large Black Sporting Décor Elements
  • Black Just Sports Décor Elements
$67.90
$47.54
114864
Ginormous Flowers I Décor Elements
$39.95
$27.97
114863
Ginormous Flowers II Décor Elements
$39.95
$27.97
112534
5/16" Neutrals Jumbo brads
$7.95
$5.57
112533
5/8" Neutrals Jumbo brads
$6.95
$4.87
112081
Scallop Square punch
$15.95
$11.17
113693
Full Heart punch
$15.95
$11.17
113694
Heart to Heart punch
$15.95
$11.17
112091
Scallop Edge punch
$15.95
$11.17
112571
Circle Designer brads
$5.95
$4.17
112579
Flower Designer brads
$5.95
$4.17
112572
Star Designer brads
$5.95
$4.17
114785
Small Wonderful Flowers Décor Elements
$39.95
$27.97
114786
Medium Wonderful Flowers Décor Elements
$69.95
$48.97
114791
Small Wonderful Leaves Décor Elements
$39.95
$27.97
114792
Medium Wonderful Leaves Décor Elements
$64.95
$45.47
  *This bundle is only available while supplies last.

Happy Stamping,

Twila

A Wish For Peace


A Wish For Peace, I think, embodies what everyone wants, and usually that visual picture includes trees, a church, and a dove.  This stamp set has them all.  The Petals-A-Plenty embossing folder outlines the picture, and the Dove is raised for a different perspective.  The sentiment is stamped on the inside of the card.  We're making this card at Card Club Tuesday night, but I can also demonstrate this card for you and your friends at a workshop.  Just think, you could earn the supplies to make this card!  Maybe not all of them, but a lot, anyway.  Call me to book a date.  There is still time before Christmas! 

Happy Stamping,

Twila

Saturday, November 21, 2009

ONLINE EXTRAVAGANZA IS COMING NOVEMBER 23!!!

Be watching! You won't want to miss the Online Extravaganza coming November 23 - 30. There will be discounts on some items, maybe as much as 50%. Check my website Monday morning for more details at www.twilamustain.stampinup.net! What a great stress-free way to shop for that stamper or scrapbooker in your life! When I have more details, I will post it here, so check back often.

Happy Stamping,

Twila

Top Note and Daisy Die Card


Looking for something bright for a birthday?  This one is sure to fit the bill!  Another demonstrator shared a similar design on a yahoo group, and I decided to adapt it to fit a color scheme for my Card Club hostess next week, and she likes purple.  This should work, don't you think?  I used two top note die cuts, and two coordinating colors for the daisy die cuts, only using the large flower on the die.  The center of the flower is cut from the Razzleberry Lemonade Designer Series Paper.  I used the word window punch to cut out the sentiment from Teeny Tiny Wishes and mounted that on the modern label punch.  The ribbon is the Rich Razzleberry Polka Dot In Color Ribbon.  Keep checking back for sneak peaks into the projects we'll be  doing.

Happy Stamping,

Twila

Friday, November 20, 2009

Pennant Die and punch Santa


Isn't this just the cutest Santa?  When I bought my Big Shot last year and joined the Big Shot Club, one of the classes was making this cute Santa!  He is so easy to make and takes very little time.  The hat is made using the larger Bigz Pennant Die.  The face is using Blush Blossom Card Stock.  The eyes and nose are cut using different size circle punches.  The cheeks are accented with Blush Blossom ink, and the top of the hat and beard are made using the scallop punch.  On the back of the hat's top is a circle punch attached using a Stampin' Dimensional.  You can then tie a ribbon or string beneath the circle punch to hang Santa.  This just may be one of the projects we make at Card Club Tuesday night.  Since Thanksgiving is next Thursday, many people start displaying their Christmas decorations.  What better timing?  Would you like to own the Big Shot and learn how to make some great projects?  Contact me for more information!  And Thanks, Georgia, for creating such a great Santa!


Happy Stamping,

Twila

Glitter Ornaments


Do you like to create your own Christmas decorations?  The ornament pictured here was submitted to Stampin' Up! for a demonstrator challenge.  Isn't it beautiful?  I'm looking for some clear ornaments to try and create some of my own.  There are only 3 basic items needed to create beautiful ornaments.  The clear ornaments, of course, are the base.  Next is your choice of re-inker color followed by glitter.  There are several steps involved, but they look so easy to make.  When I get some done, I will definitely share them with you and give you more detailed steps.

Happy Stamping,

Twila

Monday, November 16, 2009

Card Club is next week!

Can you believe that next week is Card Club already?  Time is flying by much to fast!  Christmas will be here before we know it.  We have one or two openings for the 4th Tuesday of the month Card Club, so if you know of anyone that might be interested, you may bring 1 guest, one time, at no charge.  If your guest decides to join, he/she will be following the same guidelines as the other members.  This is a monthly commitment with a minimum $15 purchase in Stampin' Up! merchandise.  The great part is all the cards and projects you get to make each month.  5 each month gives you lots of cards to use.  You are welcome to duplicate my designs for personal use. 

Are you interested in making something you've seen in the catalog?  Contact me.  If I have the stamp or tool, I can probably duplicate the design and teach you how to do it.

Interested in earning FREE merchandise?  Book a workshop!  It only takes $150 to qualify, and believe me, that doesn't take much effort!  There are great hostess benefits right now, so give me a call.

I'll be posting more pictures of my card designs soon, so check back again.

Happy Stamping,

Twila

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Another Tri-Shutter Share


You know, I'm really liking all the wonderful new ways to use this tri-shutter card that I've learned how to make.  There are so many ways to get a new look.  With this card, I've used Tempting Turquoise and Real Red card stock, Pink Flamingo Designer Series Paper and the Daisy Die Cut flowers.  They are of course, cut out using the Stampin' Up! Big Shot.  I just LOVE that machine!!  I hope my very special friend likes her card when she opens it next week.  Happy Birthday, Martha!

Happy Stamping,

Twila

Friday, November 13, 2009

New Blog Header

I decided that my blog needed a new look, and what better timing than with the holidays quickly approaching!  I'd like to hear your opinion on the new look, so feel free to leave a comment.  I love the holidays, so will be working on many new projects to share with all of you.

Until next time,

Happy Stamping,

Twila

Friends 24 - 7


Looking for something special for a friend?  This card is very simple to make and yet looks detailed enough to appear as if you took quite some time to prepare.  It uses the Friends 24 - 7 stamp set and a specially decorated Build - A- Brad.  What's so special, you ask?  It's covered in micro beads!  Stampin' Up! has such wonderful embellishments for all your paper crafting needs, you just can't go wrong!  Need ideas?  Check your catalog or call me and schedule your workshop today.  It's not too late to take advantage of the great hostess specials going on right now.  Call me soon!


Happy Stamping,

Twila

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Tri Shutter update


I managed to get a little  better picture with my scanner for this card.  As you can see, there are many folds that make up this card.  If you see the view from the top, it looks a little like a series of X's crisscrossing.  Quite unique, don't you think?  I have another tri-shutter card I'll be doing for another special birthday.  Watch for that post coming up soon.  It should be featuring a cardinal.

Happy Stamping,

Twila

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Tri-Shutter Card




Ever heard of a Tri-Shutter Card?  I hadn't either until I really starting getting into card making.  In the past few months, I have found many resources for card ideas.  I've been intrigued by this design for quite some time, and only just tried to make this one.  When you look at the card on the left, you may think it's very pretty, but not necessarily remarkable.  When you open the card, you will see a multitude of decorating possibilities!  Open, the card measures 12" wide.  The most wonderful part of the card however, you can't even see here.  There are two cuts and multiple folds in the card to make it very unique, hence the tri-shutter name.  What do you think?  I'll dig my camera out and see if I can capture the great qualities of this design.  I think you'll like what you see.  The scanner just doesn't do it justice.  Leave me a comment, and let me know what you think of my combination of colors.  The Designer Paper is now retired, though I think it works well here.  I hope to hear from you soon.

Happy Stamping,

Twila

Monday, November 9, 2009

Holy Family


If you're like me, you want your gifts to reflect what you like and feel.  Ever since I saw some ceramic coasters done using the Holy Family stamp set, I have wanted to try making some.  This definately needs some color, and as soon as I find out how to 'set' the ink so it won't rub off, I'll be adding color to the Holy Family.  It won't require much, but I most certainly want to draw attention to Baby Jesus.  So far, I've tried the Stazon Black to be most successful.  I used my heat gun to temporarily set the ink, which is working so far, but only for the Stazon ink.  When I find directions for the correct  procedure, I'll re- do this and you can let me know what you think.  Feel free to try your own.

Happy Stamping,

Twila Mustain

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Holiday Gifts


     Imagine this beautiful frame promoting Peace, Joy, Love and Cheer gracing your home for the holidays!  I have several of these decorated for your convenience, ready to hang on the wall for the holiday season. 
     Need something for a young child?  Maybe something for traveling?  I have just the thing!  Build-A-Bear Magnetic Dress Up Sets, complete with 4 interchangeable outfits, all magnetic, are in a small tin, perfect for traveling and storing the bear and its clothes. 
     Looking for a small gift for a friend, coworker, or employee, or even an employer?  What about Hersheys Nuggets, decoratively wrapped and enclosed in a reusable, decorated window tin?  Check my post from just a few days ago to see the picture.
     All these items are available now for purchase for $10 and under.  Call me for details if you are interested at (309) 221-0978.   Shipping available at an additional cost.

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Post-It Note Holder


Are you looking for something unique to give as a gift?  How about this handy little post-it note holder complete with matching pen?  I would look great on any desktop or maybe as an accessory to carry in a briefcase or purse.  The decorating possibilities are endless AND they are inexpensive to make.  Want a better look?  Come visit me at the Holiday Home Show this Saturday at the 1st St. Armory in Monmouth from 10 - 3.  I'll have many items to showcase for you, plus several items for sale.  I can also take custom orders for gift items.  Hope to see you there!

Happy Stamping,

Twila

P.S.  Thanks for the idea, Georgia.  I used the one you gave me for the idea, though I didn't put it in a gift box.

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Holiday Home Show Gifts


Here's another Christmas Gift Tin prepared especially for the Holiday Home Show this coming Saturday at the 1st St. Armory from 10 - 3.  There will be 28 vendors and crafters, plus a food stand.  I hope you can drive over and visit.  There promises to be a lot to see!

Hope to see you there!

Happy Stamping,

Twila