Thank You Thursday

Thursday, October 31, 2013
TODAY is the last THANK YOU THURSDAY SPECIAL and you won't want to miss out on the great deal for the Chevron Ribbon in 5 different colors
Basic Black 3/4″ Chevron Ribbon Item # 130010
Regular Price: $8.95 Discounted Price: $6.71
Calypso Coral 3/4″ Chevron Ribbon Item #130018
Regular Price: $8.95 Discounted Price: $6.71
Crushed Curry 3/4″ Chevron Ribbon Item # 130019
Regular Price: $8.95 Discounted Price: $6.71
Island Indigo 3/4″ Chevron Ribbon Item # 131151
Regular Price: $8.95 Discounted Price: $6.71
Smoky Slate 3/4″ Chevron Ribbon Item # 131152
Regular Price: $8.95 Discounted Price: $6.71
Go to to place your order.  Use the numbers listed.

And don't forget about the Weekly Deals - head on over to to shop those deals - IT'S a 2fer!!  But remember although you have until Monday Nov 4th to get in on the Weekly Deals you only have TODAY to take advantage of the Ribbon Deal!!

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Happy Halloween!! Happy Birthday!!

October is nearly over and I can officially say HAPPY BIRTHDAY to my friend Melissa.  The final gift of the month is always her cake.  This year she chose a ghost shaped cupcake creation. Simple and yummy!!

I followed this simple design...yeah Pinterest!!

I also found these fun goodies to give to her along with her cupcake ghost. Melissa always requests my Cream Cheese Frosting on Chocolate Cupcakes so whatever frosting is left over I give to her.  I can just picture her eating the frosting using the cute BOO! spatula!! Yep! there she goes!!

The witches hat and boot set are Salt and Pepper Shakers!!

And this is the final card I gave her...

These little guys were created with some of my "Lucky Leftovers"

When I was making my Pumpkin Head Treats...

I was running super duper low on my Basic Black card stock so I used some "Lucky Leftover" Scallop Circles to cut the face pieces out...

I placed them on my retired Pumpkin Sizzix Die...

When they came out I had these...

I knew I had a Brand New "Lucky Leftover."  I just backed it with some Daffodil Delight.  I printed the words on my computer and used the TIMELESS TALK (#126607 $16.95) word bubble and the DESIGNER TYPE (#132956 $13.95) word bubble (since they went in opposite directions it worked out perfect.)

Here it is again...
Even my little Build A Brad Spider was a "Lucky Leftover"!  I love how that works out!!

We spent one day making the Halloween Banner from the Holiday Catalog.  Melissa chose for it to say "Boo to you"

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Giraffe #4

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

As of yesterday Gracie is officially 8 years old! I can hardly believe how fast these past 8 years have flown.  Since it is technically still Gracie' birthday week I thought I would share with you one more giraffe card - and yes, once again I used the giraffe skin DUCT TAPE.

This was a sketch I saw on Linda Schnabel's blog so adapted it for the giraffes

Here are a few pictures of Gracie's giraffe themed birthday

My sweet friend, Becky, sewed this purse and lap quilt for Gracie.  She loves it that they both have her name on them.  The body pillow fits her lengthwise perfectly - she is a very tiny 8 year old

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Punch Art Giraffe

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Every time I see a giraffe I think of how much our granddaughter, Gracie, loves giraffes, and today is Gracie's 8th birthday!  The Happy Birthday stamp is a non Stampin' Up! stamp I have had on hand for years.  The theme for Gracie's cake and cupcakes is all revolved around her love of giraffes. 
This card was inspired by: Stephanie VanDorp

Punches used: 1/2" Circle, 1 3/8" Circle, 1/4" Circle, 3/4" Circle, Slot, Word Window, Small and Large oval, Owl Builder, Five Petal, 1 1/4" Circle
Colors: So Saffron, Pink Pirouette, Whisper White, Cajun Craze, Sahara Sand

Gracie's Giraffe Cake:

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Monday, October 28, 2013
My craft room is a DISASTER!! but it has to get worse before it gets better, right?!

 It's either giant termites or a very busy hubby!!

Today was the day to run all the electrical into the newly studded wall

Never fear - he just walked downstairs with the vacuum and it will all be as tidy as possible (given the circumstances) for you to all COME STAMP WITH ME!! Tuesdays from 10 am to 7 pm.  Cost: only $1.50 per card you choose to make.  Make as many or as few as you want/need.
These are the cards that I will have out for you to make ...

So pop on over and check it all out!!

See you soon!


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Giraffe #2

Another ZOO REVIEW card in honor of Gracie's 8th birthday (tomorrow).  I used the giraffe skin DUCT TAPE again.  This card was inspired by Crystal Komara

I liked how she used the Masking Technique on this image so had to give it a try.

TODAY is the LAST DAY to get in on the 25% off 25 stamp sets deal.  Who doesn't like a great deal??!!  I still need more sales by the end of the day to reach my 25 stamp set goal!!  Click HERE for all the details on how you can get into this drawing.

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Zoo Review - Giraffe #1

Sunday, October 27, 2013

This week is Gracie's Birthday week - 
it's a big deal to turn 8 years old!!

Gracie loves giraffes so I thought I would share giraffe themed cards this week.

This particular card was inspired by Melva Peters.  I liked how she colored the spots of the giraffe. Bet you never saw a giraffe this colorful at the zoo!  Guess what I used for my back ground paper - DUCT TAPE!! haha - I found this at our local dollar store.  The Happy Birthday sentiment is from a retired set called ON YOUR BIRTHDAY.  The giraffe is from the set ZOO REVIEW #122199 $16.95 (clear) or #128769 $22.95 (wood)

Even though ZOO REVIEW is not on the 25% of 25 Stamp Sets promotion going on there are still a ton of GREAT stamps at a GREAT DEAL!  Click HERE for further details on how you can get your name into the drawing

UPDATE:  There are now 5 names in the drawing - I need your help to reach my goal of 25 stamp sets sold from this list by TOMORROW!! Please help me out!!  We need to kick this into HIGH gear!!

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U Rock!

Saturday, October 26, 2013

This was a fun card to make and I love it when a card just speaks someones name.  When I saw this sketch I had to CASE it for our Minister of Worship and Fine Arts.  His favorite phrase is "Rock On Dude!" Happy Birthday Brian!
Card inspired by Carolyn King 

Stamp Sets: Grunge Rock, Extreme Elements, Music Notes Wheel, Perfect Words
Card Stock: Crumb Cake, Very Vanilla, Basic Black
INK: Black Staz on
Fun Stuff: Ticket corner punch, Black Marker

UPDATE: there are 2 names in the drawing for the 25% off 25 stamp set drawing that I am having.  For more details see my blog post HERE

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Happily Ever After

Friday, October 25, 2013
This is a cake I made for a Wedding Rehearsal Dinner.  Thanks to my daughter who promotes my delicious cake making and decorating!!  Word of mouth is the best advertisement!

I used my handy-dandy Double D Bow Maker to make a double bow to add to the cake using some of my retired Basic Gray 5/8" Satin Ribbon!!  See... Stampin' Up! has something for everyone!

One of my faithful shoppers at the Used To Be New Consignment Shop in Hudsonville mentioned I was low on Wedding cards so I put this card together (inspired by Beth Daniels.)  Even though it does not say "Wedding" it sure is one of those stand-outs that could be used for a variety of occasions. (in fact my daughter used it last night to go with her gift for at the wedding.)

Want a Double D Bow Maker for yourself?  Click HERE to go to my friend Glenda's blog.  It is her son Dean who makes these handy bow makers for only $10.00.  When you purchase a Double D Bow Maker you get a beautiful thank you card make by Glenda and all the links you need to making your own bows of any size.

Don't forget about the 25% off 25 stamp set until Monday October 28th...

Help me reach my goal of 25 stamps sold from this 25 Stamps for 25% off list by Monday, October 28th! Click HERE to see the PDF

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Thank You Thursday Special Deals

Thursday, October 24, 2013
I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE Thursdays!! The newest Thank You Thursday Specials are...

Envelope Liner Framelit #132172 - Regular Price: $26.95. Sale Price: $20.21
Chalk Talk Framelit #129983 - Regular Price: $24.95, Sale Price: $18.71
Alphabet Press Embossing Folder #130916 - Reg. Price: $7.95, Sale Price: $5.96
Hearts a Flutter Framelit #130159 - Regular Price: $24.95, Sale Price: $18.71
Window Framelit #129021 - Regular Price: $26.95, Sale Price: $20.21
Honeycomb Embossing Folder #129378 - Regular Price: $7.95, Sale Price: $5.96
This is a card I made using the Alphabet Press Embossing folder (on the Thank You Thursday specials) and the stamp set ZOO BABIES (on the 25% off 25 Stamp Sets list) It's a winning combo!! Inspired by LeeAnn Greff

Remember these are TODAY ONLY SPECIALS!  
Click on the "Order Stampin' Up! on line" button on the right hand side of this blog
Or click on this link:   to get started.  While you are there, don't forget to check out the CLEARANCE RACK for some GREAT DEALS!
Click on WEEKLY DEALS for the one week only items and click on 25% off 25 Stamp Sets for the list of those great deals

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Creepy Crawly MDS

We have an update on the 25 Stamps for 25% off - Gorgeous Grunge has already had it's first purchaser!!  Who will be next?  Remember the first person who orders each stamp set will have their name put in a drawing.  Help me to reach my goal of 25 stamps sold on this list by Monday, October 28th!!

Week #4 of gifts for my friend Melissa

This time I found a cute bat candy dish.  Knowing how much Melissa loves candy combined with a Halloween theme I knew she would be "batty" for this gift.

I forgot to take a picture of the candy dish filled with candy before I gave it to her and she scarfed down the chocolates before she had a chance to take this picture!!  Guess my gift was a hit!  This is the card I gave her this week.  I printed the words on My Digital Studio and made a Hybrid card inspired by Chat Wszelaki.

Melissa and I will be playing with the Halloween Banner Kit today to make a banner for her Halloween Decorating at her house.  More pictures to follow.

Don't forget about the 25 Stamps for 25% off good through Monday, October 28th
Click HERE for the PDF

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Zoo Babies at 25% off

Wednesday, October 23, 2013
I have an added incentive for all of you concerning the 25 stamps at 25% off One Week Special...

The first person to purchase a stamp set that is listed on the 25 for 25% off list from now until Monday, October 28th will have their name go in a drawing for a special gift.  

My goal... to sell 25 stamps from this list in one week.  
Can we do it?  Sure we can!! 

So for example: the first person to purchase ZOO BABIES will have their name go in the drawing.  Likewise the first person to purchase A DOZEN THOUGHTS will have their name go in the drawing, and so on and so forth.  

Click HERE to view the PDF and then click HERE to start shopping

Now just to tempt you some more, here is a card that I made recently with the ZOO BABIES stamp set inspired by Michele Reynolds

Thanks for shopping by!! (pun intended)

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Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Yes! you heard this right!! Stampin' Up! has 25 stamps that they are discounting 25% FOR ONE WEEK ONLY! So check it out and place your order SOON!

Click HERE to view the PDF

And here are the weekly deals you won't want to miss...

Special Events Sweetly Pressed Cookie Stamp
#132291 Reg $10.95 Sale price $8.21 

 Wicked Fun Kit Digital Download 
#127609 Reg $9.95 Sale price $4.98
 Remember This and That Rotary Stamp
#130133 Reg $5.95 Sale price $4.46
 Sweetly Pressed Cookie Stamp Handle 
#132290 Reg $5.95 Sale price $4.46
Holidays Sweetly Pressed Cookie Stamp
#132292 Reg $10.95 Sale price $8.21

Dress Up Framelit Dies
#130101 Reg $24.95 Sale price $18.71

That's all folks!  Well, maybe not because with Stampin' Up! there is always a good deal.  

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