Monday, December 31, 2012

5, 4, 3, 2, 1 .... Happy New Year!

Hello everyone!!! I want to take a quick moment to wish you a very Happy New Year! Are you making any New Year Resolutions? I used to.. and quite honestly, I really don't anymore, other than, just try to improve myself in any way that I can! I thought I'd share with you.. a New Year's Card.. as we get into the New Year, I will be counting down the days until Sale A Bration!!! I cannot wait! It all starts on January 22 and ends on March 22 - two whole months of celebrating Stampin` Up!s most wonderful time of year. I love FREE goodies.. and what better way to receive them than during Sale A Bration!

Here is today's card!!

What I used:

Summer Starfruit Card Stock
Tangerine Tango Card Stock
Whisper White Card Stock
Sycamore Street Designer Paper - Sale A Bration!
Happy New Year Single Stamp
Rich Razzleberry, Summer Starfruit, Tangerine Tango, Pool Party and Island Indigo Classic Inks
Basic Rhinestones
Summer Starfruit Stitched Ribbon
Stampin Dimensionals

I hope you have a wonderful celebration ringing in the new year. Please be safe and enjoy!! Thank you so much for stopping by today! *hugs*

Saturday, December 29, 2012

Oh, Hello there!

Yes, I am still alive! I know, I have not shared much creative stuff lately. However, that doesn't mean I have not been stamping. I have been holding out.. and its hard!!! But, I'm ready to start showing off some amazing and wonderful new products from the new Spring Catalog from Stampin` Up! and........... Sale A Bration products, which wow.. it's right around the corner and I'm so excited!!! I love Sale A Bration - that time of year when we can all get FREE product.. and who doesn't love FREE?

Here is a card to share with you today!!! I'm so in the zone and I love love love it!! I hope you are able to have time and stamp too! Check this LOVEly card out!

Isn't it fun? I am so ready for some new color palettes.. and don't get me wrong, I really loved the Holiday Catalog and I love Christmas.. but I've been making Christmas stuff since August.. so I'm just thrilled to play with pinks and reds and that pool party is so yummy!

What I used:

Pool Party Card Stock
More Amore Designer Series Paper
Black Staz On Ink
Oh, Hello Clear Mount Stamp Set
In Color Brads
Hearts A Flutter Framelits 
Big Shot
Stampin Dimensionals

Thank you so much for stopping by today!!! I hope you enjoyed today's post! Ill be back soon.. and hey, by the way.. I have some surprises coming up into 2013.. so stay tuned for that! Have a GREAT day!!

Thursday, December 27, 2012

More GREAT Items Added To The Clearance Rack!

More Items Added to Clearance Rack

We've added 15 more products to our Clearance Rack Blitz! See the list of newly added products below:
  • Neutrals Flower Brads
  • Regals Flower Brads
  • Subtles Flower Brads
  • Pretty in Pink 5/8" Satin Ribbon
  • Bashful Blue 5/8" Satin Ribbon
  • Chantilly 1/2" Crochet Trim
  • Artichoke 3/8" Denim Jean Ribbon
  • 2010-2012 In Color Stampin' Write Markers
  • 2011-2013 In Color 12" x 12" Textured Cardstock
  • Timeless Portrait Designer Series Paper
  • Beau Chateau Designer Series Paper
  • Well Worn Designer Series Paper
  • Beau Chateau Side Notes
  • Sweetest Stem Embosslits Dies
  • Flower Burst Embosslits Dies

Thank you so much for stopping by! Keep warm and stay inside and stamp! Have a great day!!

Monday, December 24, 2012

Merry Christmas to YOU and Your Families!

The whole month of December has passed by us like a flash.. and the big day is approaching.. and I wanted to wish you and your families a very Merry Christmas. I hope you all have a wonderful celebration with your family and friends. It is a magical time of year. Try to take the time to enjoy it a bit. Thank you for such a great year of friendships, and thank you for your support with my business. It means so much to me. Stamping hugs for all.. and remember.. take time to get inky..

Peace, Love and Joy to all! XO - Thank you for stopping by! Psst.. get ready for Sale A Bration!

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Its Tuesday - Digital Download Day! Yay!

Good Afternoon everyone! It is that time of the week for all you MDS2 Digi Fans out there. I tried to post pictures of the three downloads this week but Blogger is being impossible, so... I will send you to the PDF file by clicking here.

I'm sorry about that - I am not sure what is going on - but, it is what it is! LOL

Saturday, December 15, 2012

Speaking of Dressed Up, the Pop 'n Cuts Dies with Carrie Cudney - Another sneak peek!

All dressed up and someplace to go!

Hello friends! Last night I had a Christmas party to attend. I had a wonderful time. I have to say, it is the first Christmas party I have been invited to in a LONG time! I wanted to take an adult beverage with me for the hostess - I love Moscato De Asti and that is what's in the bag here. I knew she'd enjoy a little bit of sweet bubbly. I was going to buy a fancy schmancy wine bag.. then I thought.. why? I can decorate this plain paper bag and make it look better than any store bought bag!

And.. I did! Isn't it pretty? It took me maybe 10 minutes to whip this together.. and its very pretty and eye catching.

What I used:

Adult Beverage in a brown paper bag
3 1/2 inch Scalloped Tulle Ribbon - Cherry Cobbler
Very Vanilla Card Stock
Glimmer Paper - Champagne
Cherry Cobbler Classic Ink
Bold Snowflake 
More Merry Messages
Snow Flurry Bigz Die
Big Shot
Blossom Punch
Glue Dots
Large Pearl
Linen Thread

So, if needing a quick fancy schmancy bag, to take your "party favor" in, look no further than miscellaneous items in your craft room and give it that little extra personal touch - it will let others at the party realize just how crafty you are! 

Friday, December 14, 2012

300 New Items Added To The Clearance Rack!

Stampin Up have just announced that they are having a blitz and that 300 – that’s right – THREE HUNDRED NEW ITEMS at up to 80% OFF have been added to the Clearance Rack!!!


So, what does this mean?
It means RUN DON’T WALK to the online store as soon as you can because these items are literally available ONLY WHILST STOCKS LAST…
How do you find the Clearance Rack?
The easiest way to view everything is to click on that link above – click on the ‘New’ category and then click on show ‘all’ – you will then be able to view all of the items available on one page.
Not sure what the Clearance Rack is?
Go check it out – there are lots fabulous bargains of items no longer available in the current catalogs that you can get at a fabulous discount including papers, dies and all sorts of embellishments…

Happy Shopping – get some Holiday gifts for those paper crafters in your life – and don’t forget that you can add any ‘regular’ merchandise to your order too!

Baby, it's cold outside!!

Brrr! This calls for the cutest pair of mittens in the northwest! I love love love this cute little mitten set and the punch that coordinates with it. In fact, I love any stamp set that has coordinating punches, dies, or framelits to make being creative even easier!

What I used:
Crumb Cake Card Stock
Snow Festival Designer Series Paper
Greetings Of The Season Clear Mount Stamp Set
Make A Mitten Clear Mount Stamp Set
Mitten Builder Punch
Cherry Cobbler Twine
Argyle Texture Impressions Embossing Folder
Big Shot
Stampin Dimentsionals

Thank you so much for stopping by! Keep warm and stay inside and stamp! Have a great day!!

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Merry Christmas! A Cute Video For You!

Hello there!! Stampin` Up! just posted this to YouTube and I think its very cute and wanted to share it with you, too! Just a little something to put a smile on your face!!

Thanks for stopping by - take time to get inky! *hugs*

It has been snowing...

I know it is December, and I know it is winter, but, really? I was enjoying the "no snow so far" for the past few weeks. I am really not much of a winter person and as a friend of mine in AZ says.. and I quote "shoveling snow is a waste of time".. (thank you Sharon!) and I so agree!! So, to keep toasty warm here in Northwest Michigan, I stamp.. and stamp and stamp!

I think I got the inspiration for this card from Connie Babbit.. and if I'm wrong, please forgive me. It is CASE'd though. I *think* I changed the ink color a tad but other than that, it is what I had seen and I loved it!

Its a very clean and simple card, with just a hint of bling. I feel a card is "naked" with out some sort of bling added!
What I used:

Whisper White Card Stock
Bold Snowflake Stamp
More Merry Messages Clear Mount Stamp Set
Blossom Punch
Textured Embossing Folder - Lace Brocade
Big Shot 
Marina Mist Classic Ink
Black Staz On (envelope)
Vintage Faceted Designer Buttons
Linen Thread

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

I decided to make a card tonight..(a sneak peek)

As a demonstrator, one of the cool perks is being able to get a sneak peek and pre-order from the latest and greatest catalog. The NEW Spring catalog is available to order out of beginning January 3 - oh my gosh, it is awesome and beautiful and so fabulous! I have one little sneak peek for you tonight.. along with this being a Christmas card...


This card sparkles!! I used the Champagne Mist in the bottle and mixed it up with some alcohol, and gave it some bling! It is sooo pretty in person.. I don't think the camera is picking it up enough for you to see. 

What I used:

Scentsational Season Clear Mount Stamp Set
More Merry Messages Clear Mount Stamp Set
Naturals Ivory Card Stock
Cherry Cobbler Card Stock
Honeycomb Textured Impressions Embossing Folder - Yep, sneak peek!! 
Be Of Good Cheer Desginer Series Paper
Holiday Collection Framlits Dies
Big Shot
Silver Glimmer Paper 
Star from the Merry Minis Punch Pack
Stampin Dimensionals 
Snail Adhesive

Thank you so much for stopping by! Keep warm and stay inside and stamp! Have a great day!!

Tuesday MDS2 Digital Download Day!

Hello friends!!! Today is Tuesday, which means.. digital download day for MDS fans!! What is MDS? Ooh well let me tell you, it is fab! It is the digital paper crafting solution by Stampin` Up! So many cool things you can do with it!

Just so share, I made this layout the other day:

This is my Ruby girl. She is a handful, but a delight to have around the house. She is my girl.. and she keeps the younger cocker, spaniel, Krystal in line.. or, is it the other way around? :) 

Ok.. now, onward to to some more info on MDS2. If you are interested in this cool software you can check it out here and also here. To order MDS2 and also grab downloads, you can visit here, to grab those downloads

Color Me Christmas $3.95 #132818
Every Reason & Every Season $3.95 #132847
Folded Friends Designer Template $2.95 #132846
No Peeking Stamp Brush Set $5.95 #132849
Winter Memories Stamp Brush Set $3.95 #132850
Book Buddies Designer Template $2.95 #132814

Thank you so much for stopping by! Keep warm and stay inside and stamp! Have a great day!!

Monday, December 10, 2012

A Beau - TREE - ful Card!

Hello there and Happy Monday! I have a card to help inspire you today! I seen this on Amy O`Neill's blog and it just made me smile.. the bright colors that pop on the card along with the glitter paper for the little "bling" I just love.. and it made my fingers happy to stamp and re-create it!

I've had a little more time to play in my studio. This makes me a very happy lady! Let me tell you what I've used - I also stamped the envelopes to match the card - just to add that extra festive touch!

What I used:

Scentsational Season Clear Mount Stamp Set
Greetings Of The Season Clear Mount Stamp Set
Melon Mambo, Lucky Limeade, Daffodil Delight and Black Staz On Ink
Read Red, Whisper White, Snow Festival DSP, and Silver Glimmer Paper
Holiday Collection Framelits 
Big Shot
Stampin Dimensionals

Thank you for stopping by today! I hope this gives you a little inspiration to create in your studio, too! 

Sunday, December 9, 2012

Happy National Christmas Card Day!!!

Yep! That's right!! On this day, December 9th, way back in 1843, a gentleman by the name of Sir Henry Cole, of England, commercially marketed the first Christmas Card. Pretty Cool, eh? So, in honor of this day, I wanted to post one of my favorite Christmas cards that I have made this year!!

Here is a photo of the handsome Sir Henry Cole, himself!! 

What I used:

Whisper White Card Stock
Gumball Green Card Stock
Glimmer Paper - Champagne
Core ` Dinations Card Stock - Early Espresso
Stampin` Sanding System
Core` Dinations Dust Buddy
3 1/2 Inch Scalloped Tulle Ribbon - Cherry Cobbler
Cherry Cobbler Marker
Gumball Green Marker
Merry Minis Clear Mount Stamps
Punch Pack - Merry Minis
Snail Adhesive 
Sticky Strip Adhesive
Scallop Edge Punch
Stampin` Dimensionals

So, what are you making to honor "National Christmas Card Day"? 

Thank you so much for stopping by! Have a fantabulous day and make sure.. to take time and get inky!

Friday, December 7, 2012

A sparkle kind of day!

Happy Friday!! I hope you have had a good week and have some fun stuff planned for your weekend! I thought I would post some of the Christmas cards and such that I have been making. I would like to post more of the creative stuff I do..and share it with you!

This card sparkles a lot! It has a lot of Early Espresso in it and that is one of my favorite colors to work with lately. 

What I used:

Early Espresso Card Stock
Whisper White Card Stock
Snowflake Soiree Clear Mount Stamp Set
Greetings Of The Season Clear Mount Stamp Set
Glimmer Paper - Champagne 
Basic Rhinestones
Brown Sharpie Marker to color the Rhinestones
Tombow Adhesive

I hope you have a fantastic weekend! If you'd like to order supplies to make your holiday cards, visit my online store 24/7

If you'd like to keep up while on the go, with the chalet.. download the FREE app by clicking here also can be found in Google Play and soon to be in iTunes App Store!

Thank you so much for stopping by!

Thursday, December 6, 2012

The Stylin` Stampin` Squad's Blog Hop!

Good Morning! Welcome to the Stylin Stampin Squad's Blog Hop! We are happy you are here to join us! This month's theme is Christmas. getting ready for the holidays! Are you ready? I'm not sure I am.. BUT, its sneaking up on us and I better get it in gear!

Here are my projects!!

I had fun making these..!! Lets start with the Card, first! 

What I used:

Real Red Card Stock
Lucky Limeade Card Stock
Candlelight Christmas Specialty Designer Series Paper 
First Edition Specialty Paper
Snowflake Soiree Clear Mount Stamps
Old Olive Classic Ink
Vintage Faceted Designer Buttons
Linen Thread
Designer Rosette Bigz Die
Big Shot Die Cut Machine
Glue Dots, and Snail Adhesive

Now, for that pretty box!! Hmm.. I wonder what is inside? Maybe.. something edible! Yummy! 

 What I used: 

Kraft Gift Boxes
Candlelight Christmas Designer Series Paper
First Edition Specialty Paper
Early Espresso Card Stock
Four Frames Clear Mount Stamp Set
Greetings Of The Season Clear Mount Stamp Set
Flourish Deisgner Frames
3 1/2 inch Scallop Tulle Ribbon - Cherry Cobbler
Linen Thread
Basic Rhinestones
Lucky Limeade Classic Ink
Vintage Faceted Designer Buttons

Designer Rosette Bigz Die
Big Shot Die Cut Machine
Glue Dots, and Snail Adhesive

I appreciate you stopping by my little home on the web. Please leave a comment so that I know you did stop by! I hope you will continue to work around the circle of some very talented demonstrators - they have some beautiful projects to share with you! To continue the journey....

Blog Hop Participants:
  1. Shellie G. of Creative Electica
  2. Annie L. of Love Me Cards
  3. Pam S. of Stampin' in the Sun!
  4. Nancy B. of Lady Stamps-A-Lot
  5. Rose C. of Stamp with Rose
  6. Tonya B. of Stampin' with Tonya
  7. Dawn B. of Dawn's Creative Chalet (you are here!)
  8. Darcy J. of DJ's Stampin' Place
  9. Kim R. of Stamping with Kim
  10. Terry B of Goin' Over the Edge
  11. Justin K of JK Cards
  12. Heidi B of Stuck on Stampin'
  13. Jennifer B of NW Stamper
Take care and make sure to take time and get inky!!! Have a fantabulous day!!

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Get the Ornamental Elegance Kit--While Supplies Last!

The ornament on the cover of our holiday catalog is such a hit that we are making it available to you and your customers--just in time to deck the halls with terrific trimmings you've made yourself! We've simplified this fun project so that you can quickly and easily achieve the same results. In addition to the kit, all you need is a glue gun, scissors, and adhesive. (Our Anywhere Glue Sticks [104045] are perfect for assembly.) Want greeting or place cards to go with those ornaments? The Ornament Keepsakes Stamp Set (W 128048 C 128051) gives you perfect coordination. Fancy a little sparkle and shine? Sprinkle on our Dazzling Diamonds Stampin' Glitter (102023)!
Contact your customers today and encourage them to take advantage of this amazing offer--just in time to create 10 heirloom ornaments--or stunning tags to attach to a special neighbor gift.
The Ornamental Elegance Kit (132832) is $14.95 and includes:
  • Die-Cut Cardstock Elements
  • Cherry Cobbler 3-1/2" Scalloped Tulle Ribbon
  • Natural Linen Thread
  • Vintage Faceted Designer Buttons 
  • Large Pearl Basic Jewels

Order these now so you will have plenty of time to make them for Christmas gifting--or for your family tree! Available while supplies last.

To shop for this kit or other wonderful Stampin` Up! products, visit my Demonstrator Website and click "shop now"

Thanks for stopping by! Have a great day!!! 

December 6th Is Blog Hoppin Time!

It is that time again.. December's Stylin` Stampin` Squad's blog hop! This months theme, is of course, Christmas. So, make yoru calendar for this Thursday and make sure you grab a cup of hot cocoa and snuggle up in a blanket and start your morning hoppin around with us, starting at 7:00am, EST. We look forward to having you join us!

I also wanted to remind you, that I have an app for your smart phones and mobile devices! Its pretty darn cool, if I dont say so myself. It is already available in Google Play and soon to be in the iTunes App Store (free, of course). Keep up on the latest and greatest with the Creative Chalet! Make sure to stay tuned, as I have some awesome changing as 2013 approaches. I'm very excited! To grab my app, visit here