Monday, November 22, 2010

Online Extravaganza and half-off Starter Kit

WOW, have I got news for you!  Stampin' Up! is offering some great specials on select products up to 50% off from now until November 30.  PLUS, if you order online, or call me with your order, and I have a total of $150, the shipping is FREE!  How cool is that!  Great savings, PLUS free shipping!  I plan on placing an order on Wednesday evening if you don't want a large order, but you can order anytime on my website by clicking HERE!  This link will take you directly to the Online Extravaganza Page, and as long as you order a minimum of $150, the shipping will be FREE!

Are you ready for even MORE great news?  Have you ever considered becoming a Stampin' Up! demonstrator?  Would you like to learn more?  Maybe you'd like to buy your stamping supplies at a discount?  NOW is the best time!  You can become a Stampin' Up! demonstrator for 50% off until November 30! That's just $87.50!  I've never seen this great a deal before, so why not take advantage of this offer before it's too late!  You can contact me directly at (309) 221-0978, or just click on my Show Now button, then Join My Team.  My password to join is God's Grace.

Have a Happy Thanksgiving, and Happy Stamping,


Monday, November 15, 2010

Gift giving and packaging for the Holidays

     Have you sometimes wondered about a creative way to package a simple gift, like a small hand cream?  Why not make a gift box designed especially for your gift?  I've seen some very creative and decorative gift packaging ideas in the last few weeks and wanted to create something myself, so this was my idea of an easy to make and simple design.  The box was made using a 5" x 12" piece of patterns designer series paper in Rich Razzleberry.  It was almost a perfect match for the Avon hand cream for which it was made.  (They offer cute packaging for special holidays on hand creams and lip balms, so I always stock up for the year)
     I made another small gift bag for the lip balm.  It is soooo cute, but alas, I did not come up with the design.  It looks like a miniature purse!  You'll have to come by the Holiday Extravaganza this Saturday to see it.  I don't want to give away ALL the surprises! 
     The Holiday Extravaganza is this Saturday, November 20, from 2 to 6, at the Knox Agri Center, South Soangetaha Rd., Galesburg.  It's across the road from the Harley Davidson Store.  I will have some retired products for sale, as well as some handcrafted cards and gifts.  I look forward to seeing you there.

Happy Stamping,


Sunday, November 7, 2010

You're Invited to.......

The Holiday Extravaganza on November 20, 2010 from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the Knox Agri Center, 180 S. Soangetaha Road, Galesburg, IL. There will be 13 Vendors available to help you complete your holiday shopping.  Here are some different views of a project I will display at this show.  This idea was inspired by Christmas Wall Hangings by Karen Ryan.  Her work can be found HERE!
close up of first panel

Wall hanging fits neatly inside the case

Storage case for wall hanging

I hope you take some time that afternoon and stop in to visit with me.

Happy Stamping,


Thursday, November 4, 2010

Christmas Tree Centerpiece

This year, I felt I needed extra inspiration for my holiday projects, so I signed up for several 12 Weeks of Christmas shares from other demonstrators.  They all offered tutorials for the projects, which I very much appreciate, as they are a lot of work to put together.  This centerpiece  was designed by Carla Brasher - The Southern Stamper.  Mine is slightly different, as the styrofoam cone is a different size and I didn't have the same Designer Series Paper, but I really like the way it turned out.  It will make a great decorator piece for Christmas.  Although I cannot share the exact instructions for this, I can show you how it is done.  If you are interested, please let me know by e-mailing me at or call me at (309) 221-0978.  We'll set something up, or I can offer a class for you and your friends.  It is not difficult to do, but it does take quite a bit of time.   You can also check out Carla's blog HERE.

Happy Stamping,


Stamp Sets for Sale

I have been cleaning out my craft, and decided to sell several of my stamp sets.  Following are a list of stamps I have available: Circ...