Friday, February 22, 2013

Mystery Hostess

Who wants $25 in FREE Merchandise?

You, that's who!!  I am looking for six people to place online orders with me of at least $30 and we will have a Stampin' Up! Mystery Hostess party!
Place an order through my online store using this Hostess Code FEKZCHNF through Feb 26th.

NOTE: Your order will NOT count towards the drawing if you don't use the special Hostess Code when you place your online order.

Your order will be shipped directly to you and it can include anything from our current catalogs, Clearance Rack Merchandise, My Digital Studio Downloads, etc.

After six of you have ordered with the special hostess code, I will randomly draw a winner Feb 27th and that person will receive a FREE package of our gorgeous Silver Glimmer Paper AND $25 in FREE Hostess Dollars!  You will be contacted by email.

If your Online Order is $50, you will also receive a FREE Sale-a-bration item of your choice and a spot on my 50/50 Board.

Please note stamp club orders are not eligible.

Thursday, February 21, 2013

Bottle Cap Magnets

Today I am going to show you how to create these cute bottlecap magnets. They would be a quick and easy gift to give to a friend—or even just to make for yourself!
Begin by stamping the bottlecap centers on Very Vanilla Cardstock using the Collage Curios and Memorable Moments Stamp Sets, then punch out the stamped images using the 1” Circle Punch.

Next, pour some Crystal Effects into a little container and brush some of the adhesive on the bottom of the cap.
Put the stamped image inside the bottlecap. Let it dry for a few minutes before the next step.
Now mix one drop of Crumb Cake ink into the Crystal Effects, then brush it on top of your stamped image.
Adding the Crumb Cake ink into the Crystal Effects gives the bottlecap a vintage, aged look.

Now you can either hot glue a magnet to the back of the bottlecap or adhere it to a clothespin—as I did above. To do that, simply hot glue the bottlecap to the clothespin, then hot glue the magnet to the back of the clothespin.
That’s it—antiqued, numbered bottle caps! They are now ready to make your (or your friend’s) fridge, magnet board, or chalkboard extra-cute! 
  • Collage Curios Stamp Set
  • Memorable Moments Stamp Set
  • Very Vanilla Cardstock
  • Calypso Coral, Crumb Cake, Soft Suede, Summer Starfruit, Tangerine Tango Classic Stampin’ Pads
  • Jet Black StazOn Ink Pad
  • Crumb Cake Classic Stampin’ Ink Refill
  • Crystal Effects
  • Soda Pop Tops
  • 1" Circle Punch
  • Clothespins
  • Glue sticks
  • Hot glue gun
  • Magnets
  • Small paint brush

Monday, February 18, 2013

Tech Club

These are the cards that my technique club made yesterday. We used the coordenations card stock. Everybody loved this card. We also used the double embossing technique on this other card. The ladies loved these cards.

Sunday, February 17, 2013

Saying Goodbye!

I am sorry for the lack of posts recently. My Father in Law lost his battle with cancer Jan 30th. We found out in October he had liver, lung and stomach cancer. he had his 1st and last chemo treatment the day before thanksgiving. unfortunately it had the opposite effect. we learned on Jan 23rd he would not make it. they brought hospice in and gave him 3 days to 2 weeks. He lived 7 days. My husband went to Atlanta to be with his dad and to say goodbye. My sons and I could not be there because they had just missed a week of school because of the flu. We wrote our final goodbyes in a card from each of us. We told him how much we loved him and that we were praying for him. My husband said he read those cards over and over again. That helped with the guilt I felt for not being there at the end. Here is what I said in my card. Most people are lucky to have good in laws. I have amazing parents. He truly was my dad. He was my rock and he never was cross with me. I love him so much and he will forever be missed.

I have received so many cards in the last few weeks and I am so grateful. I never knew how much a card truly meant when your heart is broken. Each day we received cards helped us heal. We are still struggling day to day. However, I wanted to show you the Thank You cards that I sent to everyone.

I used the retired Upsy Daisy stamp set. I used the flowers and a dauber and inked several different colors to give the multi color effect. Life is precious! Send a card to a loved one and let them know that you care.