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November 2013

Stampin'Up! Wonderful Blessing Ornament!

Hey there! We had a wonderful Saturday with our house full of family, good food, fun games, a personality quiz, and lots of laughter!

Cohen & Jaxon spent the night so Johnny & Jessica & Ava could take Maddie Kate to her first Cheer Competition in Mt Vernon, and Kimmy & Liam spent the night just because! SO FUN!

My project to share with you today is another from my upcoming Christmas Catch-up Class on December 13th! If you are local to me, please let me know of your intentions to come!

We will be using the Wonderful Blessing Single Stamp to create this easy ornament. I white heat-embossed the image on Midnight Muse cardstock, then cut it out with one of the Circle Collection Framelits. I layered it on a Silver Glimmer circle, then another Midnight Muse circle. I used my hot glue gun to add the 1/8" Silver Ribbon to the back of the ornament.

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Up super-close you can see the fine detail of the Wonderful Blessing image. I added just a touch of bling with a Rhinestone Basic Jewel to the Christmas star.

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On the back side I covered the hot-glued ribbon with a circle of Winter Frost Specialty Designer Paper, then a Whisper White circle that I stamped with one of the phrases from More Merry Messages with Midnight Muse ink.

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This is really an easy ornament. I need to make a few more of these even before the class on the 13th!

That's all for now. Thanks so much for stopping by. You can order the supplies to make your own from my Online Store: www.carolpayne.stampinup.net

Until tomorrow, have a Stampingrox! day!

 

All products used are ©Stampin'Up!™1990-2013


Stampin' Up! Best of Snow Hot Chocolate Pouch!

Hey there! We are back home from our visit with our Tennessee family, and today we will be celebrating with all of our kids and grandkids! God is good!

Today I have a Hot Chocolate Pouch design to show you I cased from a UK demo, Monica Gale:

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I used her basic design to construct the pouch (even used the Envelope Punch Board for the corner rounding!), but of course changed some things up a bit by using the Best of Snow stamp in the focal image, adding Northern Flurry Textured Impressions embossing, and using one of the phrases from More Merry Messages punched with the Modern Label Punch!

I went to Walmart to get some candy canes for these pouches and was amazed to find there were no traditional-just-red-and-white candy canes to be had! There were some teeny-tiny ones, but the rest were all blue, purple, orange, & pink! I'm guess I'm a candy-cane purist, as I'm not crazy to have my candy canes in weird colors! I ended up with these that do have a brown and a green stripe (they are chocolate-mint!), but while I was in TN I hunted some more and found REAL candy canes at a Publix grocery store in Franklin, TN! yay! You will probably see them in some future projects (if I don't end up eating them all, they are BOB's brand, which are the BEST!)

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I just love this stamp from Best of Snow! It's been so cold lately I wish it would just go ahead and snow and put some fluffy white stuff on the ground!

This is one of the projects you can choose to make at my Christmas Catch Up Customer Appreciation Open House on December 13th!

ETA 8/23/15: I've had TWO requests for the directions to make this project in the past week, so I am posting it here for you:

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Well, I have bunches to do before the kids start arriving shortly after noon! Lots of cooking and a bit of cleaning & laundry from our trip too!

Don't forget there are just a few more days to get your order in from the Stampin' Up! Holiday Sale flyer!

You can view the sale flyer HERE   as well as place your order! Don't forget to check out the Weekly Deals tab and the Clearance Rack too!

That's all for now! I just received a new batch of my monthly swaps, so come back tomorrow for a bunch of fun giftcard ideas for Sunday Swap Day!

Until tomorrow, have a Stampingrox! day!

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Stampin'Up! Tag a Bag Gift Bags!

Hey there! Just a quick post today. We are still celebrating with family, but I wanted to share with you a sneak peek of one of the grab bags gifts I will have for you at my Christmas Catch-Up Customer Appreciation Open House on December 13th:

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Tag a Bag Gift Bags #131370 $3.95 for 10 bags

Season of Style Designer Washi Tape #132155 $4.95 for 3 rolls, five yds per roll.

Cherry Cobbler Baker's Twine #123125 $2.95 for 25 yards.

Very Merry Tags stamp set #130393 wood $24.95, #130402 clear $17.95

Very Vanilla #115318 & Cherry Cobbler #119685 cardstocks, $6.95 for 8 1/2" x 11"

Early Espresso Classic ink #126974 $5.95

1 3/4" Circle Punch #119850 $16.95

2 1/2" Scallop Circle Punch #118874 $16.95

You can shop for these products, as well as any other Stampin' Up! products you would like by going HERE.

Until tomorrow, have a Stampingrox!day!

 

All products used are ©Stampin'Up!™1990-2013


Stampin' Up! Thankful Tablescape For Our Thanksgiving!

Hey there! Just a quick post today! We are celebrating the day with family. I used the Stampin' Up! Thankful Tablescape Kit to make these for our table today:

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I re-purposed some of the designer paper pieces in the kit to cut more leaves with my  Autumn Accents Bigz Die, and added some 1 1/4" Burlap Ribbon around the belly-band.

I added a little bit of interest by sponging the leaves with Early Espresso ink.

I am assembling a bunch of these for our Thanksgiving Table so all of the adults and some of the kids have one. It does triple-duty as a napin/silverware holder, a place marker, and a "thankful for" list!

I used the Chalk Marker to write my SIL Debbie's name on the "blackboard".

Even though Thanksgiving will be over later today, you can still order the Thankful Tablescape Simply Created Kit until the end of the Holiday Catalog on January 2nd.
I'm going to order some extra so I can make more as our family grows in the coming year.

Supply List:

Thankful Tablescape Simply Created Kit #133463 $19.95

Thankful wood stamp #133313 $7.95

Thankful Tablescape Simply Created Kit & Thankful wood stamp Bundle #133341 $23.95

1 1/4" Burlap Ribbon #132140 $7.95

Autumn Accents Bigz Die #127812 $21.95

Shop in my Online Store: www.carolpayne.stampinup.net

Don't forget to check out the Holiday Sale, Clearance Rack, and Weekly Deals while you are there!

Until tomorrow, have a Stampingrox! day!

 All products used are ©Stampin'Up!™1990-2013


Stampin'Up! Christmas Catch-up & Customer Appreciation Open House"!

Hey there! Thanksgiving may be tomorrow, but I've been working on my final class of the Christmas season, my Christmas Catch-up & Customer Appreciation Open House!

This Class/Open House is scheduled for Friday, December 13th, from 1-9 p.m. Open-House style means you can come anytime during the afternoon or evening!

An RSVP is GREATLY appreciated!

There will be grab-bags for all attendees, doorprizes, and refreshments!

There will be a tub of stamp sets to choose from when you book a party for January, February, or March during Sale-a-bration!

Here are the 9 different projects available to make:

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Fee is $3 per project. You can choose to make up to two of each project.

The total amount you pay will depend on how many  projects you choose to make!

If you decide to make all 9 projects you will pay $27 or you can place a $50 order and get all 9 projects for free!

For each project over 9 you will pay an additonal $3 or an additional $5 in order total before tax & shipping.

Clear as mud? Just contact me with questions!

Yes, the Be Merry Tags, Santa Gift Card Holder, and the Festive Flurry Ornament were part of the Christmas Trimmings Class, you are very sharp-eyed! I had requests to re-run the class, so I decided to re-run the projects and add more projects to it!

That's all for now! I will have more info and pics of the individual projects soon!

Until tomorrow, have a Stampingrox! day!

 

All products used are ©Stampin'Up!™1990-2013


Stampin' Up! Gift Bow Die Angels!

Hey there! Mark & I went to watch Maddie Kate cheer last night! I love to watch her cheer!

Yesterday was a fun day of stamping and creating! There are a TON of projects I hadn't had time to work on this fall - to many stamps but so little time - so yesterday I remedied that just a little bit! I'm planning one final stamping event at my house on December 13th (yes, a Friday, I'm not superstitous!), "Christmas Catch-Up Customer Appreciation Open House!" This will be one of the projects you can choose to make:

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These little ladies (are angels girls? I'm not certain they are either sex, but we seem to always refer to them as girls, must be those flowing robes!) are a snap using:

Gift Bow Bigz L Die # 129977 $32.95

Winter Frost Specialty Designer Paper #132341 $12.95

1"Circle Punch #119868 $12.95

1 1/4" Circle Punch #119861 $15.95

Petite Curly Label Punch #129405 $12.95 ON SALE for $9.71 until December 2, 2013!

1/8" Silver Ribbon #132137 $4.95

Silver Glimmer Paper #124005 $4.95 ON SALE for $3.47 until December 2, 2013!

Smokey Slate Cardstock #131202 $6.95

Silver Stampin' Emboss Powder #109131 $4.75

The phrase "joy peace love" is from the Christmas Tagables Photopolymer Stamp Set #134623 $13.95.

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This is not all I created yesterday, and I still have a list of projects for today! yay!

There's also a new set of Weekly Deals for November 26-December 2nd!

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Go to my Online Store to order! I would love to be your Stampin' Up! Demonstrator!

www.carolpayne.stampinup.net

Come back tomorrow to see what I've made! Until tomorrow, have a Stampingrox! day!

All products used are ©Stampin'Up!™1990-2013


Stampin' Up! Best of Christmas!

Hey there! I'm posting tonight from my new laptop. The old one (only 2 years, but apparently that is old in laptop years) is on it's last leg. It doesn't charge well anymore, so I decided to upgrade before it completely bit the dust. My techie son, Troy, says he can get all my info from it even if it is dead, as long as the motherboard isn't dead, but I wanted to upgrade before I go to Leadership anyway (and for a end-of-year tax deduction!) so here I am!

I am on a learning curve, as this one runs Windows 8, which is COMPLETELY different than my previous Windows 7, but I am gradually getting used to it. I am also trying to operate without my trusty wireless mouse! I've been mouse-dependent for years, and have been really resistant to using just the built-in mousepad because it seems like every one I've tried to use before, things just sort of went flying around as I was typing - losing my place is frustrating, but this time I think the pad is cooperating with me and nothing so far has flown away! lol!

We had our family get-together for Troy & Logan's birthdays today, and it was a great time! There are 17 of us now, including the babies, so it definitely isn't quiet! I LOVE it!

After everyone went home to tuck the babies in bed, I sat down and created these two projects with the Best of Christmas stamp set:

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It's a luminaria! I cut the opening for the vellum with one of the Festive Flurry Framelits, then embossed the Crumb Cake layer with the Woodgrain Textured Impressions Folder. I heat embossed the nativity image from Best of Christmas with Early Espresso Stampin' Emboss Powder. I also sponged the texture with Crumb Cake ink.

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From the side you can see the battery-powered candle I used to light it up!   

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I heat-embossed a phrase from Christmas Messages with Early Espresso powder, then cut it out with a smaller Festive Flurry Framelit. The "Believe" is from Snowflake Soiree, Early Espresso heat-embossed then cut out with an Oval Collection Framelit.

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For my ornament I Gold Heat Embossed the same image on Crumb Cake, cut it out with a Festive Flurry Framelit, then sponged the edges with Crumb Cake ink. I mounted it on a circle cut from Champagne Glimmer Paper, then another circle of Chocolate Chip. Both circles were cut with Circles Collection Framelits. I Gold heat embossed "Believe" on Chocolate Chip, then cut it out with one of the Circle Card Framelit Dies. I added a hanger to the back of Victoria Crochet Trim. LOVE!

Here's your Supply List for these projects:

Best of Christmas #134384 $14.95 Clear-mount only

Snowflake Soiree #127922 Wood $29.95, #127925 Clear $21.95

Christmas Messages #131790 Wood $28.95, #131793 Clear $20.95

Crumb Cake #120953, Chocolate Chip #102128  8 1/2" x 11 cardstock $6.95 each (24 sheets)

Very Vanilla #101650 8 1/2" x 11" cardstock $8.50 (40 sheets)

White Vellum cardstock #101856 $6.50 8 1/2" x 11" (20 sheets)

Festive Flurry Framelits #132193 $24.95

Woodgrain Textured Impressions Folder #127821 $7.95

Other supplies: Embossing Buddy, Versamark, Early Espresso Stampin' Emboss Powder, Heat Tool, Stampin' Sponge, Stampin' Trimmer, SNAIL Adhesive, Sticky Strip, Oval Collection Framelits, Champagne Glimmer Paper, Circles Collection Framelits, Stampin' Dimensionals, Circle Card Thinlet Dies, Victoria Crochet Trim

Go to my online store to shop for these supplies: www.carolpayne.stampinup.net

That's all for now! Until tomorrow, have a Stampingrox! day!

All products used are ©Stampin'Up!™1990-2013


Stampin' Up! Dress Up Framelits Mrs. Claus!

Hey there! Busy weekend. I had my final Christmas Trimmings Class Saturday, then started prepping to celebrate Troy & Logan's birthdays Sunday. Troy's birthday is the 19th and Logan's is the 22nd, so we always celebrate them together. We try to have a separate day than Thanksgiving (although some years Logan's birthday is ON the day), so today is our selected day. We are also hoping to take our family Christmas picture, and are hoping for outside, but since it's been so cold (17 degrees and windy), I'm not sure that will happen!

The card I have for you today was created by a couple of my stampers, Donna Ninness and Diane Richardson, as Diane's Christmas Card. I took a picture of it at the monthly class we have in Marion:

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They CASED a Pinterest find, using the Dress Up Framelits, Scallop Circle Punch, and Petals a Plenty Textured Impressions Folder to create an adorable Mrs. Claus dress! LOVE IT!!!!!!!

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The colored a Rhinestone Basic Jewel with a red Sharpie Marker and added some retired white flocking to her collar to give it that warm, fuzzy, Mrs. Claus look!

That's all for now. I've got to get to bed so I can cook up a storm in the morning before church! Looking forward to warming up my kitchen!

You can purchase the Dress Up Framelits and the Petals a Plenty folder when you shop my Online Store: www.carolpayne.stampinup.net

Until tomorrow, have a Stampingrox! day!

 

All products used are ©Stampin'Up!™1990-2013


Stampin' Up! Cycle Celebration on the Holiday Sale List!

Hey there! I'm continuing to re-visit samples I have shown you during the past few months using products on the Holiday Sale List. Today I have a couple using Cycle Celebration:

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I love how the candle in this set is so life-sized! I just had to cut it out!

Another sample using the candle in a different way, stamped directly on the card front!

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This set combined with Birthday Basics Designer Paper is a winner!

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Inside I loved stamping the bicycle from this set with Bermuda Bay ink directly on the Bermuda Bay layer!

You will find Cycle Celebration in two Bundles with the Deco Label Framelits on the Holiday Sale list!

#136544 Cycle Celebration Bundle [clear] Cycle Celebration Stamp Set & Deco Labels Collection Framelits Dies. Regular price:  $41.90 Sale price: $29.33 (30% off!)

136545 Cycle Celebration Bundle [wood] Cycle Celebration Stamp Set & Deco Labels Collection Framelits Dies. Regular price: $46.90  Sale price: $32.83(30% off!)

View the full Holiday Sale List here:

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The go to my Online Store to order: www.carolpayne.stampinup.net

While you are there you can also check out the Annual and Holiday Catalogs, Clearance Rack, Weekly Deals, Single Stamps . . .there's so much more than I can possibly show you in  a year (but I will still try! lol!)

All orders of $25 or more qualify for my Bluesox Rewards Tokens! Collect 12 tokens and you will then be asked to choose $19.95 in free Stampin' Up! product from me!

That's all for now. Until tomorrow, have a Stampingrox! day!

All products used are ©Stampin'Up!™1990-2013


Stampin' Up! Holiday Sale Pretty Present Tags!

Hey there! The Stampin' Up! Holiday Sale is now if full-swing! I have a few more samples to share with you that feature some more of the products on sale only until December 2nd!

First, the Vintage Faceted Buttons are on sale 30% off! (Item # 127555, reg price $5.95, right now only $4.17) I added these to the centers of the Real Red/White embossed flowers using Glue Dots.

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Next, the Pretty Presents Designer Tags #132179, reg price $2.50, are on sale for $1.75! This card features the largest of the two tags with the image stamped directly on it. Besides the expected use as a gift tag, these little babies make a great palette for a stamped focal image1

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This card used the Deco Label Framelits (#130102, reg price $24.95, right now $18.71) to cut out both the focal image and the Silver Glimmer mat. Another sale product, Christmas Messages (#131793 clear-mount only, reg price $20.95, right now $14.67) provides the "joyful tidings" greeting!

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This card also used the Deco Label Framelits (#130102, reg price $24.95, right now $18.71)to cut the frame around the focal image:

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And finally, this card again used the Deco Label Framelits (#130102, reg price $24.95, right now $18.71) to cut the focal image layer, the window opening and the image layer peeking through!

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The Holiday Sale is packed with great must-have stamping supplies! Which one is your favorite?

To shop my Online Store go HERE!

Until tomorrow, have a Stampingrox! day!

 

All products used are ©Stampin'Up!™1990-2013