Wednesday, October 31, 2012

FREE Digital Downloads & 50% off Digital Downloads for My Digital Studio! Wowee!!

A week-long celebration of Digital Scrapbooking started Monday and continues through Saturday.  To celebrate, you can get 3 FREE Downloads!!!  And all the Digital Kits are 50% off!!!
You should definately take advantage of this awesome special!  And to use your downloads, you can try out MDS2 (My Digital Studio 2) FREE for a month! Grab the FREE downloads HERE !
So, this is what you need to do:
  1. Get your free MDS2 trial
  2. Get your free Downloads:
    1. A Split Second (132562)
    2. Days in December (132558)
    3. Enjoying Everything (132557)
  3. Try out some of half-price Digital Kits:
  4. Item Designer Kit Retail Value Sale Price
    50% Off
    130861 Afternoon Daydream Kit $9.95 $4.97
    129928 Afternoon Tea II Kit $9.95 $4.97
    119839 Always Elegant Digital Kit $9.95 $4.97
    129358 Attic Boutique Kit $9.95 $4.97
    122175 Autumn Spice Digital Kit $9.95 $4.97
    127600 Autumn Traditions Kit $9.95 $4.97
    130969 Bandstand Kit $7.95 $3.97
    130970 Be of Good Cheer Kit $7.95 $3.97
    123728 Celebrations Digital Kit $9.95 $4.97
    130982 Chevron Punch Kit $7.95 $3.97
    123956 Christmas Cheer Digital Kit $9.95 $4.97
    120880 Christmas Cocoa II Digital Kit $9.95 $4.97
    127362 Convention 2011 Digital Photo Kit $9.95 $4.97
    128876 Day in the Life Kit $14.95 $7.47
    130059 Fifty Nifty Kit $9.95 $4.97
    130062 File it Fun Kit $7.95 $3.97
    131228 Friendship Preserves Kit $3.95 $1.97
    128875 Frosty Days II Kit $9.95 $4.97
    129924 Get it Done Kit $5.95 $2.97
    129870 Good Times II Kit $7.95 $3.97
    118465 Happy Birthday Digital Kit $14.95 $7.47
    128872 Holiday Harmony Kit $7.95 $3.97
    127773 Holly Berry Bouquet $9.95 $4.97
    118466 Hoppy Memories Digital Kit $14.95 $7.47
    128999 It's all Me Kit $9.95 $4.97
    130850 Joyful Times Kit $9.95 $4.97
    124230 Just Add Cake Digital Kit $14.95 $7.47
    124446 Leadership 2011 Digital Kit $9.95 $4.97
    124568 Leadership 2011 Digital Photo Kit $9.95 $4.97
    124443 Love Birds Digital Kit $9.95 $4.97
    131231 Lovely Little Labels Kit $7.95 $3.97
    129359 Mixed Bunch Kit $7.95 $3.97
    119978 My Sweet Pea Digital Kit $9.95 $4.97
    132264 Neon Notes Kit $9.95 $4.97
    129898 New Heights Kit $7.95 $3.97
    122174 Nite Owl Digital Kit $7.95 $3.97
    129340 Number One Kit $9.95 $4.97
    129360 On the Go Kit $9.95 $4.97
    124463 One Great Year Kit $9.95 $4.97
    131360 Ornament Keepsakes Kit $6.95 $3.47
    127599 Party Animal Kit $9.95 $4.97
    131226 Picture This Kit $4.95 $2.47
    130851 Pinwheels on Parade Kit $7.95 $3.97
    126027 Playful Polka Dots Digital Kit $9.95 $4.97
    131227 Providences of Provinces Kit $7.95 $3.97
    130983 Raspberry Splash Kit $7.95 $3.97
    118869 Recipes By Design Digital Kit $9.95 $4.97
    127163 Red, White, and Blue Digital Kit $5.95 $2.97
    130060 Season By Season Kit $9.95 $4.97
    127587 Sending Glad Tidings Designer Tags Kit $7.95 $3.97
    129605 Special Delivery Bright Kit $7.95 $3.97
    129606 Special Delivery Subtle Kit $7.95 $3.97
    127759 Spice Cake Kit $5.95 $2.97
    130852 Spring Break II Kit $9.95 $4.97
    129608 Spring Fever Kit $7.95 $3.97
    130076 Summer Happiness Kit $9.95 $4.97
    118464 Summer Home Digital Kit $14.95 $7.47
    129601 Summer Smooches Kit $9.95 $4.97
    124229 Sunset Serenade Digital Kit $5.95 $2.97
    129339 Sweet Shop Kit $9.95 $4.97
    129882 Tea Time II Digital Kit $7.95 $3.97
    132190 That's a Wrap Kit $7.95 $3.97
    127431 Tickets & Tags Kit $9.95 $4.97
    125757 Tickets & Tokens II Digital Kit $7.95 $3.97
    131217 Topsy-Turvey Celebration Kit $9.95 $4.97
    121071 Travel Journal Digital Kit $9.95 $4.97
    126022 Travel Log Kit $9.95 $4.97
    129332 Twitterpated Kit $9.95 $4.97
    129607 Walk in the Park Kit $9.95 $4.97
    132567 Winter Wonders Kit $9.95 $4.97
    127609 Wicked Fun Kit $9.95 $4.97
    131218 Wonderfall Kit $7.95 $3.97
    120881 Write Stuff II Digital Kit $9.95 $4.97
    128883 You're My Sunshine Kit $7.95 $3.97

Happy Halloween To All!

I just wanted to take a minute to say.. Happy Halloween!!! I made some extra witches brooms to hand out to my friends and even the nurses up at the hospital today! I think these little guys are a hoot and have been a big hit too!

So easy to make.. see a few posts below on how to make them.. using brown coffee filters, a tootsie pop, and the stamp set, Bootiful Occasions.

While making more of these, I got my hand into the m&ms.. have you had these?? SUPER addicting and not made for my diet but ... after all, it IS Halloween!!! Have a safe and enjoyable trick or treat day, everyone! Thank you so much for stopping by!

Would you like to follow the Creative Chalet on your mobile device? Just click right HERE Have a BOOtiful Day!!

Monday, October 29, 2012

Today Is THE Day - 15% off Almost All Stamps!


Stamps reduced to 15% off include:
  • Almost ALL stamps in the current holiday and annual catalogs.  View Stampin' Up! Catalogs On-Line.
  • Personalized name stamps
  • Cookie press stamps
  • Single Stamp Promotion (DON'T MISS!  new single stamp choices added on 10/25, including 3 never before seen stamps)!
  • Stampin' Around Wheels
Stamps NOT included in the sale:
  • Hostess sets
  • Bundled stamp sets
  • Digital stamp brush sets
There is no minimum purchase and no limit to the number of stamps you can order.

Thursday, October 25, 2012

REMINDER!! - First Time Ever - ONE DAY Only! Monday Oct 29th - Mark your calendar!!

I am so excited! Stampin' Up! is doing a one-day sale on almost all of our stamp sets! Every single set is 15% off, on Monday ONLY. Look through our catalog and let me know which sets you need for Holiday projects, or any sets that have been on your wish list. Now is the time to order them!  would love to sell 40 stamps.. would you help me?

Here are the nitty gritty details:

 Sell-A-Stamp Spooktacular

Big NEWS! Mark Your Calendar for Monday, October 29th. It's a big Day at Stampin' Up! I'll be posting lots of information on my blog in the coming days to keep you notified.

Starting at 12:00 AM (MT) and ending at 11:50 PM (MT), almost every stamp we sell will be 15 percent off.

This means a
all stamps in the current catalogs including
Background stamps
Personalized name stamps
Incentive stamp
sets from the supply list
Cookie press stamps
Single stamps

This DOES NOT include
Hostess sets
Bundled stamp sets
Digital stamp brush sets

There is no minimum purchase, and no limit to the number of stamps you can order.
Get those stamps that are on your wish list, and start those holiday projects.. give me a call and I'd be happy to assist you! If you prefer, use my demonstrator business website by clicking here and ordering online at your convenience - Click Here

To keep up on exciting news from the Chalet.. grab my mobile app by clicking HERE

Thank you so much for stopping by - Have a GREAT day!!

Gobble Gobble!!!

Hello there! I wanted to share a 3D project I had my ladies make in class last night. This was a lot of fun. I know a few feared the hot glue gun but they did great!!! Check out these quirky turkeys - I had them use the Comfort Cafe Designer Series paper.. these were a lot of fun to make!

Aren't the fun! I hope this gives you some creative inspiration.. make a turkey by stacking rosettes.. its so easy and a lot of fun!  Please be careful when using your hot glue gun, just sayin`" I can see these at each place setting.. how cute!  Have a wonderful day!!!Thank you so much for dropping by!

Gobble up my mobile app for your iphone, ipad, or google devices by clicking HERE

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Free My Digital Studio Downloads? Shut The Door!!

No! Really!! It's true! Check this out! I am a big fan of MDS2. I do wish I had more time to play all day with the program because it is very user friendly and VERY addicting!

So, here are the details.. make sure to mark your calendar! This is so super cool!

Starting next week, October 29th thru November 5th, Stampin Up! will be offering FREE digital downloads for your My Digital Studio software in honor of Digital Scrapbooking day! Celebrate for a full week!

If you have the My Digital Studio software, be sure to check back next week for all of the details!
You DO NOT have the software? NO PROBLEM!!! Get the FREE 30 Day Trial of the My Digital Studio software TODAY and then you can get in on all of the freebies next week!! 

Be sure to check out 
for great ideas, video how-to's & more!
The Creative Chalet Mobile App - Get It HERE!

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Grab Your Broom, and Shake Your Booty!

 I love this stamp set, called Bootiful Occasions! It is so much fun! Doesn't this make you giggle? I got this awesome idea from Dawn Griffith (who got it from another demonstrator at Founders Circle). This is just so darn cute - I had to make.. a few or so! I'm giving these as little gifts to my stampin` friends! I hope they put a smile on their faces.

So, what the heck did I use? Here is the list:

Bootiful Occasions Clear Mount Stamp Set
Whisper White Card Stock
Lucky Limeade Card Stock
Tangerine Tango Card Stock
Staz On Black Ink Pad
Tangerine Tango Classic Ink 
Lucky Limeade Classic Ink
Brown Coffee Filters
Water Brush
2 3/8 inch Scallop Circle Punch
2 1/2 inch Circle Punch
Ticket Duo Builder Punch
Linen Thread
Crop A Dile
Tootsie Pop 
Linen Thread
Stampin Dimensionals

Here are a few more photos of this cute little project:

I hope this brings you a little Halloween inspiration your way! Thank you so much for stopping by! 

Are you into app's on your phone like me? The Chalet has a mobile app (soon to be in the iTunes App Store and Google Play) but for now, you can also get it by clicking HERE 

Become a Facebook Fan by clicking HERE 

Order online 24/7 by clicking HERE - find my class schedule there as well! 

Happy Stampin`!

Monday, October 22, 2012

How to make a cute paper bow!

Have you wondered how to make those pretty paper bows? Well, here is a free tutorial to show you how!

To find the tutorial, just click right on over HERE! Have fun today.. try to make a few (they are quite addicting, I must say!). Thank you so much for stopping by and make sure to take time to get inky!

Do you have a smart phone? Make sure to download my mobile app by clicking HERE - soon to be found in the iTunes app store (free of course!) and also in Google Play!

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Those wonderful firm foam pads! More info for you!

I wanted to share this with you too! Here is some wonderful and very helpful information from Shannon West at Stampin` Up! Our new firm foam pads ROCK! If you are having some concerns about them, this video might just help you a little bit.

I hope you enjoy.. sorry I forgot to attach this to the earlier post.. oops! Thanks again for stopping by!

Yes, I am still alive! Info on our fabulous ink pads, too!

Hi there!! I'm so sorry I have been absent. Yikes! It has been over a week. Where does the time go? I took a little vacation last week to Green Bay, Wisconsin. I had a great time with some wonderful gals.. around 60 to be exact. I love these gals.. they mean the world to me.

I miss them all, already. They are very talented and very creative ladies for sure! I was in awe all week! I took the car ferry and enjoyed the colors on our way to Green Bay and back.

Speaking of color.. in my little town of Ludington, I went for a ride today. I had a creative slump. When I do, I love to take a ride and my camera.. and see if anything inspires me. I thought I'd share a few photos with you...

That is our State Park. Isn't it awesome? I feel pretty lucky to live in such a beautiful area.. I just wish the mall was closer.. 90 miles makes it an all day event (which, isn't such a bad thing either! *wink*).

I am preping for a class I have on October 24th. It is my "Falling Turkeys" Class. I am so excited to stamp with these gals! I hope they love the cards that I am putting together - I am having a blast doing so.

You can find my class schedule HERE. I have a new mobile app - join in on the fun by adding it HERE

Thank you so much for stopping by.. have a fantabulous night and make sure to take time and get a bit inky! 

Saturday, October 6, 2012

It's World Card Making Day!!! Something special (and FREE) for you!

Good Morning!!! Happy weekend! With it being Worldl Card Making Day, I wanted to offer a little special to you, to thank you, my customers! Today from 12 Noon (EDT) until 5pm (EDT) I will be offering FREE shipping on orders of $50 or more!

Just give me a call at 231 690 0900 (Called In Orders with your Credit Card) and I will assist you. Happy Shopping! Take time to get inky!! Have a great day and thank you for stopping by!

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Good Morning!! Welcome to the October Blog Hop!!! Grab a favorite beverage and follow the loop of some some wonderfully talented Stampin` Up! demos as we showcase some spooky Halloween cards and 3D projects..

I love Halloween. I am biased to the month of October, as tomorrow is my Birthday! Happy Birthday to Me! LOL

So, naturally I love love love, Halloween! I could go so overboard on projects to share with you, but I'll just showcase a few I have been making. I do want to let you know in advance, the 3D projects are not origianl ideas by me.. I have to thank Angie at Chic N Scratch as I love her cute ideas for Halloween projects. I will admit however that I did make these projects with my own hands! I hope you enjoy - may it give you some Halloween inspiration as well!

What I Used:

Mixed Medley Hostess Clear Stamp Set
Tangerine Tango Card Stock
Very Vanilla Card Stock
Basic Black Card Stock
Howlstooth & Scaringbone Designer Series Paper 
1 1/4 inch Scallop Circle Punch
1 3/4 inch Scallop Circle Punch
Scallop Edge Border Punch
Black Staz On Ink Pad
Big Shot Spider Wed Embossing Folder
Basic Black 3/8 inch Taffeta Ribbon
Stampin Dimensionals

Here are  a few 3D projects:

Isn't this cute? Notice the Hersey Chocolate Nuggets? I should have wrapped them in DSP but I did get a little lazy *gasp*. But, that would be another way to add even more festive color to this adorable project!

What I used:

Toilet Paper Holder !!! (uhuh.. save those!)
Monster Munchies Clear Stamp Set
Very Vanilla Card Stock
Basic Black Card Stock
Tangerine Tango Card Stock
Howlstooth & Scaringbone Designer Paper
Basic Black 3/8 inch Taffeta Ribbon
1/8 inch Mini Brads (silver)
Tombo Liquid Adhesive
Scallop Circle PunchDotted Scallop Ribbon Border Punch
Stampin Dimensionals

One Last 3D project:

Fill this little bugger with a spooky treat!!!

What I used:

Googly Ghouls Clear Mount Stamp Set
Ghoulish Googlies Designer Kit (the bag)
Basic Black Card Stock
Howlstooth & Scaringbone Designer Series Paper
Black Staz On Ink Pad
1/2 inch Striped Satin Ribbon
Stampin Dimensionals
Scallop Edge Border Punch

And one last little project that I CASE'd in the 2012 Holiday Catalog..

What I used:
Toxic Treas Stamp Set
Basic Black Card Stock
More Mustard Card Stock
Tangerine Tango Card Stock
Very Vanilla Card Stock
Howlstooth & Scaringbone DSP
Basic Black Classic Ink
Basic Black Stampin Write Marker
Black Staz On Ink Pad
1/8 inch Taffeta Ribbon - Pumpkin Pie and Very Vanilla
Antique Brads
Stampin Dimensionals
Paper Piercing tool
Big Shot
Fancy Favor Bigz XL Die
White Bakers Twine
Brushed Bronze Designer Buttons

Now, please make sure to follow the link below, to join the other artists in the blog hop! Thank you so much for stopping by! Have a great day and take time to get spooky and inky!!!

Blog Hop Participants:
  1. Shellie G. of Creative Electica
  2. Pam S. of Stampin' in the Sun!
  3. Nancy B. of Lady Stamps-A-Lot
  4. Rose C. of Stamp with Rose
  5. Tonya B. of Stampin' with Tonya
  6. Dawn S. of Dawn's Creative Chalet
  7. Patricia T. of Sunnyone Stampin'
  8. Pamela W. of Stinky Tofu
  9. Darcy J. of DJ's Stampin' Place
  10. Kim R. of Stamping with Kim
  11. Nancy B of Momma B Stampin'
  12. Terry B of Goin' Over the Edge

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Only 4 Hours Until The 12 Weeks Of Christmas Starts!!!

Are you on my mailing list? If not, please email me at and in the subject line put "Christmas" and I will add you lickety split!

Remember, the 12 Weeks Of Christmas is for those on my mailing list only. The projects will not be displayed on my blog, Facebook, Twitter or Instagram. 

Thank you so much for stopping by! I appreciate you! Have a GREAT day and take time to get INKY!

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

The Countdown Is On.. Less Than !2 Hours...

Good afternoon, my crafty friends!!! How are you today? It is another beautiful day here in Northwest Michigan and I LOVE it!!!

I just wanted to remind you.. less than 12 hours away until I start the 12 weeks of Christmas! Woohoo! This is my free gift to you! The projects I will share will not be displayed on my blog or on the Chalet's facebook page. These will be exclusive to those on my mailing list!

This is a fun way to kick off the holidays and hopefully it will help you get ahead of the season, and spark some creative juices for you!

If you'd like to participate, please make sure to send me an email with the subject line "Christmas" to I will add you to the list. The 12 weeks of Christmas will start tomorrow at 1pm EDT!!

Thank you for stopping by! Make sure to check below, to see Stampin` Up!'s October promotions - very exciting stuff! If I can be of assistance, please contact me! Make sure to check out my mobile app, by clicking HERE ! If you are a Twitter kinda gal, you can find me on Twitter by clicking HERE! The Chalet is on Facebook as well! Add the Chalet on your Facebook by clicking HERE

Monday, October 1, 2012

Stampin` Up Is Going Single (Stamps That Is!)

Stampin` Up! is trying something new! 

Single Stamps

Stampin' Up! is trying out something new!
We're excited to offer you  the chance to buy single pieces from these select stamp sets:
  • Word Play
  • Perfectly Penned
  • Seasonal Sayings
The offer will be available now through January 2, 2013.

Here are the details....
  • These stamps are available on any order customer, demonstrator, workshop, or online.
  • These won't be sent to you in our typical cases or packaging; they'll be packaged in cello bags. If you'd like a case for your stamp, you can buy our Clear-Mount Stamp Cases that come in packs of four (item 119105).
  • This offer is available for clear-mount stamps only.
  • The stamps won't come with a Clear-Mount Block, and you'll need to buy a block separately if you don't already have one. The recommended block sizes can be found on the flyers. 
  • There's no limit on how many pieces you can buy.
Here are the item numbers if you'd like to place an order for these Single Stamps.
Seasonal Sayings
  • $5.95 US - 132310 Christmas Block H
  • $5.95 US - 132311 Halloween Block H
  • $5.95 US - 132312 Thanks Block H
  • $4.95 US - 132313 Love Block D
  • $5.95 US - 132314 Celebrate Block H
Word Play
  • $4.95 US - 132294 Sick Block C
  • $4.95 US - 132295 I Do Block C
  • $5.95 US - 132296 Laughter Block D
  • $4.95 US - 132297 Wish Big Block C
  • $6.95 US - 132298 In My Thoughts Block H
  • $5.95 US - 132299 You Mean the World Block D
  • $4.95 US - 132300 Worth the Wait Block C
  • $4.95 US - 132301 Imagine Block D
  • $6.95 US - 132302 Remember When Block I
  • $4.95 US - 132303 Joy Block C
  • $6.95 US - 132304 Dreams Block E
  • $4.95 US - 132305 Thanks a Million Block D
Perfectly Penned
  • $4.95 US - 132306 Thank You Block D
  • $4.95 US - 132308 Get Well Block C
  • $5.95 US - 132307 Celebrate Today Block H
  • $5.95 US - 132309 Happy Birthday Block H
Remember that this is a pilot program, so take advantage of it while you can!

How exciting is this? Super Cool! If I can be of assistance, please contact me! Thank you so much for stopping by! Have a great day and take time to get inky! 

Merry Christmas From Stampin` Up! New Month - New Special!

If you like to "bundle up" as it gets cooler outside.. check this out! 
Check Out What Stampin` Claus is offering us for October, by clicking here!

Retail Value
Special Price
Christmas Gift Pack (wood-mount)
Includes Ornament Keepsakes Set (wood-mount), Candlelight Christmas Specialty Designer Series Paper, Festive Paper-Piercing Pack
132261Christmas Gift Pack (clear-mount)
Includes Ornament Keepsakes Set (clear-mount), Candlelight Christmas Specialty Designer Series Paper, Festive Paper-Piercing Pack
Christmas Gift Pack (wood-mount bundle)
Includes Ornament Keepsakes Bundle (wood-mount), Candlelight Christmas Specialty Designer Series Paper, and Festive Paper-Piercing Pack
Christmas Gift Pack (clear-mount bundle) 132263
Includes Ornament Keepsakes Bundle (clear-mount), Candlelight Christmas Specialty Designer Series Paper, and Festive Paper-Piercing Pack

The Fine Print

  • See those special item numbers above? You've got to use those in order to get your FREE Festive Paper-Piercing Pack.
  • You can get your FREE paper-piercing pack by purchasing the Ornament Keepsakes Set and Candlelight Christmas Specialty Designer Series Paper or the Ornament Keepsakes Bundle and Candlelight Christmas Specialty Designer Series Paper. Remember: the bundle gets you an additional 15 percent off the set and the Holiday Ornaments Framelits Dies. So many options!
  • Any order type qualifies for this promotion-customer, workshop, or online  24/7 Here
  • This promotion has no limits-for every bundle you buy, you'll get a free Festive Paper-Piercing Pack. They make great Christmas gifts!
  • Sorry-hostess dollars don't count toward this promotion. 
  • If you want your free gift, you need to make sure you place your order before the following deadlines:
    • Phone: Wednesday, October 31, 2012; 6:50 PM (MT)
    • OEX or Online: Wednesday, October 31, 2012; 11:50 PM (MT)

You must use the item numbers above to get your FREE paper piercing pack.  Shop online 24/7 at my ONLINE STORE to get this great special now!

How fun!!! If I can be of assistance, please contact me! In the meantime, take a little time out and get inky!
 Have a great day!