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November 2008

All in the Family Bundle Holiday Extravaganza Sample #2!

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This sample is from last year, so the ribbon, alphabet, and Designer paper is retired, but this little "tutu" gal is not! She is part of the "All in the Family" stamp set that is one of our bundles on sale right now for 50% off! Wowza! If you would like to have this little gal along with the "Family Phrases" set and the "Neighborhood" jumbo wheel at a 50% savings, call or email me! You can also go to my DBWS (Demonstrator Business Website) by clicking on the "Online Ordering" button on the upper right hand side of this blog, then click "Shop Now" to create your customer account and order anytime of the day or night, even in your jammies!

*****Note: You will get the best deal on shipping costs and the chance to earn Hostess Benefits (called "Stampin' Rewards" on my DBWS) when your order is $150 or more ONLY if you go through my DBWS for online ordering. If you just go to the SU! website and order, you can designate me as your demo and I will get credit, but you will pay higher shipping and have no chance for Stampin' Rewards********

Of course, you will get the usual shipping costs and chance for Hostess Benefits when you contact me by phone or email, which you can do anytime. I have voicemail on my cell, so just leave me a message if I don't pick up!

I will have another sample to show you using the "Harvest Home" set later tonight!


Wild Thing, I Think I Love You Bundle! -Holiday Extravaganze Sample #1!

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We did this card back in August at a technique class, but now that "Wild About You" is on sale in the "Wild Thing I Think I Love You" bundle for 20% off I thought it would be good to show it to you! From today until Monday, December 1st,  this stamp set, along with a package of 8 1/2 x 11" Assorted Cardstock and the Assorted Bold Brights Stampin' Spots are on sale for 20% off! Regularly priced at $54.40 for this bundle, you can order it direct from me by phone, email, or go to my Demonstrator Business Website for $43.52 (before ship & tax) This was a cute & easy card, and you can purchase everything to make it from me except the "Shrinky Dinks" plastic that we no longer carry! We used the Polka Dot Background, Paper Crimper, My Way Arrow punch, and the Ticket Corner punch. We used Chocolate Chip, Close to Cocoa, and Whisper White cardstock, and Pacific Point ink!


Rudolph the Red-nosed Peppermint Patty!

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These guys are just so cute and quick to make! No stamping here, just punching! Scalloped Circle punch, 1/2" Circle punch for nose and eyes, 1/4" circle punch for pupils, and the Photo Corner punch for the antlers! One of my downline, Jan, had made some of these, and we are going to make these at the Jingle All the Way Stamp Camp this weekend, complete with a little box to give them in!

Call or email me while there's still room!

Fri. Nov. 21, 6 p.m

Sat. Nov 22, 10 a.m. or 2 p.m.!


Baby Jesus is Born and Blog "Eye-Candy"!

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I had a request for a project using this set, and this is what I came up with! I love the "colorbook" style of this set, so of course we had to color it! We stamped the image with Black Staz-on so we could color with Stampin' Write markers without the black bleeding. I use Black Staz-on almost all the time when I know I'm going to be markering, blender penning, or using the Aqua-Painter. It just makes the image come out so crisp and no worries about colors bleeding! The "So Swirly" jumbo wheel makes a great background, I find myself using it so much this year!

I know I've taken a big break from blogging, but I hope to get back in the swing of things this week. Being my own "boss" is great, but also hard! Self-discipline is something I'm working on, so pray for me! Also, being a "work-at-home-mom" also opens the door for so many opportunities to do so many other things besides keep to a disciplined work schedule. I love being at home and getting to work on clearing my clutter from the past few years that I've been working all day and Stampin' Up! partying several nights each week, but it's also easy to get lost in it!

This week I plan to show you several projects for my "Jingle All the Way" Stamp Camp I have scheduled this next weekend, but today I need to show you the cute projects we did at my first "Big Shot Class" this month!
GEDC3582 This cute little "genie bag" used the Top Note Bigz Die for both his face and hat! We also used the Button Sizzlet die for his eyes, the Large Star punch for his nose, and the 1/4" circle punch for his mouth! The "Birds & Blooms Sizzlets made the perfect accent for his hat!

Here's the version my friend, Donna, did!
GEDC3583 Isn't he cute and surprised?

We also did this darling card with the Snowflake dies and Mr. Twigster!
GEDC3576 I just love him, and the Snowflakes are gorgeous!

Here are a few more samples of projects we've done this month!
GEDC3577White embossing "Snow Swirled", then sponge daubing Baja Breeze ink!
GEDC3578 This card uses "Party Hearty" in an "out-of-the-box" way! I took the party hats stamp and made them into Christmas trees! The DSP  used is from the Level 1 Hostess Patterns DSP pack. I used the Real Red and Always Artichoke paper. Great to have on hand!

Nc web This was one of the cards I demoed at the Norris City Quilt Guild this month. They used a tree template they had on hand to cut their fabric, then fused it on their card with an iron. I walked them through the steps to stamp the greeting, punch, mount with dimensionals, then add the ribbon and inner verse!

Nc web 6 This little baby uses the "Iris Folding" technique along with the little snowman from "Merry & Bright"! Remember the comic strip "Mutt & Jeff"? (I know, I'm dating myself!) This little guy is Mutt to Mr. Twigster's Jeff! ha!

GEDC3617 Last but not least, here's a beautiful card I cased from my Founder's Circle swap by Kristina Koch from Canada! The large snowflake has been inked by smooshing Bashful Blue and Ballet Blue Craft Stampin' Spots all over it, then sprinkled with Iridescent Ice embossing powder and embossed! We also wheeled cardstock vellum with the "Snow" jumbo wheel in ballet blue ink, then topped the snowflake off with an Ice Circle Rhinestone brad! Gotta love those!

I know this post has been long, but I felt like I owed you all some "eye candy" for taking such a long break from blogging! I promise I will try to not let it happen again!

As I said before, my "Jingle All the Way" Stamp Camp will be this Friday, Nov. 21st, 6 p.m. and Saturday, Nov. 22nd  10 a.m. or 2 p.m. Fee is $10 for four great gift-giving projects.

Call me at 618-237-6281 or email me at carol@carolpaynestamps.com to RSVP!