Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Chocolate Chip Christmas

I can't get enough of the Delightful Decorations stamp set & punch! I was playing around over the weekend with new color schemes and came up with this holiday card featuring Bashful Blue, Chocolate Chip and a little Whisper White.

It always amazes me how a few little changes in color & design can make a totally different card. I've been experimenting with non-holiday ways to use this set more, too. More pictures of those designs to come in the following weeks :)


WOW! So many great deals during this special Stampin' Up! sale. There are too many amazing items to list here, but check out the homepage of www.stampinup.com to see everything that's on sale & the amazing 30-50% discounts, then call or email me if you'd like to place an order!

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

A Little Country Store

We finally found some canisters we like for the kitchen to hold flour, sugar, etc. but as much as I like them, I couldn't just let them stay plain glass... they needed a Stampin' Up! touch!!

I used the Pocket Silhouettes stamp set, the small tag punch, the Not Quite Navy Stampin' Write marker, and some little pieces of the twine to make these labels for our canisters. They make me feel like we have a little country store right in our very own kitchen.

I am so excited to have these nice & organized and ready for holiday baking & guests!

Delightful Candle Set

Did you know you can use your stamps to make beautiful home decor items, like candles?

Following up on my recent post about the bird candle I made using the Always set, here is a whole set of candles I made using my favorite holiday set- Delightful Decorations from this year's Holiday Mini. The Delightful Decorations stamps plus a Real Red stamp pad made these three basic white candles perfect to use during the rapidly approaching holiday season.

So fun, quick & easy to make, and a very reasonably-priced gift idea!
Perfect for friends, neighbors, co-workers and family. Let me know if you have any questions on how you can make these, too! I am thinking they will be perfect for birthday presents and centerpieces for different holidays throughout the year.

Friday, November 13, 2009

Branch Art Addition!

The branch art on our mantel needed a little friend to be complete, so check this out!

This is using the bird stamp from the "Always" set stamped with Chocolate Chip ink on a pretty smelling & looking vanilla candle.

I just love this easy technique of stamping to make a normal candle into a beautiful handmade piece of home decor.

Now I need to go to the store and buy more candles so I can make more coordinating candles for around the living room!

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Sneak Peak! Elegant Joy

This is one of the cards for this week's Stamp Club. It uses the Delightful Decorations stamp set and punch on pg. 24-25 of the holiday mini catalog. It's a bit hard to tell in the photo, but the *joy* really shimmers with a subtle touch of Dazzling Diamonds glitter.

Looking forward to seeing you all soon!

Friday, November 6, 2009

Delightful Decorations Trio

I've been playing with the Delightful Decorations stamp set & punch and have these three mini card ideas to share with you that I made last night.

As you can see, holiday cards don't have to be just red, green & white! These are about half the size of traditional cards, but could still be put in a normal envelope for easy mailing or on top of a package for a thoughtful (and pretty!) homemade touch to any gift.

Click on the photo for a zoomed in view. The card with the red & green color scheme features an ornament that could actually easily be taken off and hung up on a tree or in another special spot.

Looking forward to making cards with everyone next week at Stamp Club!


Thursday, November 5, 2009

Decor Elements

Want to try a Decor Element for free??

Here's a link to the guide...


Below is the info on how you can receive your free decor element... Could be a neat way to spruce up an area of your house/apartment or something cool to give as a gift for the holidays.

Holiday Extravaganza!

Great news about a new special deal!

You can receive a FREE Decor Element (up to $16.95 value) with any order of $50+ of stamps & supplies in this special Holiday Extravaganza Guide.

Take a look and start thinking about what you might want to order at next week's Stamp Club....

To receive your free decor element, orders must be placed at either our November or December club meeting.


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