Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Happy Halloween from Pat

Pat Schulte
Pat gave me this adorable Halloween card.  The paper, Wicked Cool, is retired but is available on the Clearance rack while supplies last.  I liked the envelope she made (using our wonderful Simply Scored tool and diagonal plate) so much that I purchased some of the Wicked Cool dsp myself!  The stamp set, Googly Ghouls, and the googly eyes are available in the Holiday seasonal catalog.  Thanks again Pat!

Happy Stamping!  Mary

Monday, October 29, 2012

There are two great things going on today at Stampin' Up! 
  1. Sell-A-Stamp Spooktacular ~ Get 15 % off most stamps, single or sets ONE DAY ONLY ~  Oct 29, 2012
  2. Digital Scrapbooking Day ~ Get 3 FREE Downloads and 50% off all digital Kits for a whole week!  Oct 29 - Nov 5
Contact me to take advantage of these great opportunities!  Mary

or e-mail me at mtmuhl@pacbell.net

Sunday, October 28, 2012

Thank You Coach Molly and Ref Nancy!

Ray finished his rec league soccer season and we had our end of the season party at Fuddruckers last night.  I had an Elk burger and it was pretty good!  Coach Molly supplied an incredible cake ~ yumm.  I didn't bring a camera so I don't have photos of that.

Thanks to all the parents who made donations to Molly's thank you gift.  A few players weren't able to make it, so I'm posting these pictures so they can see what we gave her.  We had enough donations to also thank Nancy, our super dedicated ref. 

All the players got a surprise!  Jonathan's mom took photos at the games all season.  She made a three page layout for each player with the photos she took and titled them "Go Cuties!"  They were great and the boys all seemed to enjoy them.


Friday, October 26, 2012

Stampin' Up! Sell-A-Stamp Spooktacular

For one day only, you will get 15 percent off almost every stamp we sell!

October 29 is the one-day Sell-A-Stamp Spooktacular!

Here are the details:

  • 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 all stamps in the current catalogs including:
    • Background stamps
    • Personalized name stamps
    • Incentive stamp sets from the supply list
    • Cookie press stamps
    • Single-image stamps (see flyers below)
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.
  • Flyers (Updated 10/25/2012)

    Wednesday, October 24, 2012

    Convention Swaps, Christmas


    Inkerbelles? Unknown

    Elizabeth Price, Inkerbelles group, Artisan Award Winner

    Kaylene Murray, Inkerbelles group

    Karen Rossiter - inc. her card recipe

    sets- wacky wishes, hostess
    cs- real red, whisper white
    ink- wild wasabi, versamark
    access- big shot, labels collection framelits, petals-a-plenty TIEF, wasabi ep, wasabi 1/4" gg ribbon, dimensionals

    Kathy Swanson

    These are some of the Christmas theme swaps I received at convention.  Maybe they'll inspire you as you design your own Christmas card. 

    Happy Stamping! Mary

    Friday, October 19, 2012

    Club Pinwheel Cards

    Halloween Pinwheel Card #1

    Christmas Pinwheel Card #2 - Option a

    Christmas Pinwheel Card #2 - Option b

    Christmas Pinwheel Card #2 - Option c

    Christmas Pinwheel Card #2 - Option d

    Christmas Pinwheel Card #2 - Inside - Option a

    Christmas Pinwheel Card #2 - Inside - Option b
    These Pinwheel cards are so much fun!  We made a Halloween and a Christmas one last week in Club.  Members got to choose which paper to use for their Christmas Card.  They also chose their inside greeting.

    SUPPLIES, Card #1:
    sets-  Mixed Medley, Delightful Dozen (for inside greeting which I forgot to photo)
    cs- black, tangerine, dsp (Mocha Morning, retired & tangerine from the brights paper stack), white
    ink- black, tangerine
    access- big shot, spider web TIEF, 3/4" circle punch, 1-1/4" scallop circle punch, 1-1/4" square punch, dimensionals, dotto

    SUPPLIES, Card #2:
    sets- Tags 'til Christmas, Curly Cute
    cs- cherry cobbler, gumball green, dsp, very vanilla
    ink- cherry cobbler pad, Versamark pad
    access- big shot, snowburst TIEF, tinsel trim, dimensionals, dotto, 1-1/4" square punch, ornament punch, gumball green e.p., 5" gumball green satin stitched ribbon

    Pinwheel Directions:
    • 2@ 2-5/8" square pieces card stock
    • DSP or c.s.  (4 each of 2 designs) 8@ 1-1/4" squares
    • a punched piece or something for the center
    1. use dotto on the back of one 2-5/8" square
    2. center sq. on center crossmarks of grid paper
    3. snail second 2-5/8" sq. as a diamond directly on top
    4. snail 1-1/4" squares on each point; tuck last one under first one.  IMPORTANT:  only snail one edge of first square so last square can be tucked underneath.  
    5. add a punched image or something to the center, popped up on a dimensional is nice
    Happy Stamping!  Mary
    p.s.  Let me know if you try a pinwheel card and what you think!

    Wednesday, October 17, 2012

    Pinwheel Cards

    soft suede and so saffron

    4th of July from Cheryl

    Birthday by Cheryl

    Bird by Ruth
    It's so fun to make these "pinwheel" cards.  They can be so varied!  Last Wed we made a Halloween one and a Christmas one.  I'll post those on Friday and a little more info on how they're created.

    Happy Stamping!  Mary

    Monday, October 15, 2012

    More Birthday!

    Pat Schulte - love the suede look she got by inking the embossing folder with Versamark ink.

    Elisa Minaya
    my card to Elisa
    Here are two more birthday cards I received.  I love them both!  Elisa's birthday is today.  Happy Birthday Elisa!

    Happy Stamping!  Mary

    Friday, October 12, 2012

    Happy Birthday Elaina!

     Happy Birthday Elaina, on the 8th.  We celebrated yesterday, so I didn't want to post this earlier.   I received a card myself with this sentiment for my 40th birthday.  I thought it was sooo funny! 

    I recreated the sentiment on my computer and stamped the image from a retired set called Wanda's Wit & Wisdom.

    Happy Stamping!  Mary 

    Tuesday, October 9, 2012

    Happy Birthday Rosa!

    This is an easy, fun gift card pop-up birthday card I made for my house cleaner.  I soooo appreciate all she does!.  Her birthday is today and I sent this last week.  The gift card had all these cute cupcakes on it, so the Create-a-Cup Cake set was a natural choice.  I kept the color scheme simple with white, tempting turquoise and melon mambo.  The slits for the pop-up mechanism were created with the word window punch.

    Happy Stamping!  Mary

    Saturday, October 6, 2012

    Happy Birthday Dear Me!

    Cheryl Cahill

    Jan Egan

    Billie Taylor

    Peggy McDonald

    Kathy Mendenhall

    Susie Homer
    Shelagh Spafford
    My birthday was on Wed, Oct. 3rd.  These are some of the fabulous hand stamped cards I've received!  I've been celebrating all week and having a great time.  Wed. I had a delicious breakfast with a couple friends.  Wed. night Dave, my DH, made me a delicious dinner (gnocchi - yumm!).  Then on Thur he surprised me with a trip to San Francisco.  We saw two great museums and had a wonderful lunch.  Next week I'm meeting friends for lunch at one of my favorite restaurants, Pasta Pomadora.  It will be a birthday celebration for two of us.  Elaina's b-day is Oct. 8th.

    Happy Stamping!  Mary

    Wednesday, October 3, 2012

    Convention B-day Card Swaps

    Pennie McCallum, Inkerbelle

    Unknown Artist, Flower made with ornament punch

    Angela Oglesby

    Sandy Carlson
    It's my b-day today so I thought I'd share some Convention swaps with a birthday theme.  I've received some great birthday cards, and I'll share those when I get a chance to photo them.

    Happy Stamping!  Mary

    Monday, October 1, 2012

    Confessions of a Lazy Stamper

    This was a simple thank you card I made for Kathy, who let me borrow some summer starfruit dahlias.  I punched three blossoms of the new IC's and roughed them up a bit (actually I had these laying on my table from a class I had prepped).  Then I stamped images from the Mixed Bunch set and punched those out with my new 1-1/4" scallop circle punch (didn't know how much I would love this punch), crumpled them and layered them on the blossoms (again, the set, ink, and punch were on my table).  I added a dahlia to the center of each blossom (the cute little critters hadn't been put away yet).  I created the vase with my ornament punch and added a little baker's twine (all right, so the ornament punch out was leftover from a card sample I had made for that class.  I did have to pull the baker's twine out of a drawer).  Finally I hand drew stems with my gumball green marker (you guessed it; the marker was already out on my table).

    So there you have it . . . Confessions of a lazy stamper!  I guess it pays not to clean up your stamping area!

    Happy Stamping!  Mary