Thursday, October 25, 2012

Exciting News...

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, October 29, 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! Or you can order directly from my Stampin' Up website. What a great time for this... just before all the holiday stampiness!

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
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.

  • Also,  a few weeks ago we announced that until January 2, 2013, you have the opportunity to purchase single stamps from the Word Play, Perfectly Penned, and Seasonal Sayings Stamp Sets. Based on the interest we have seen so far, it appears that both demonstrators and customers love them! And now we are excited to let you know that we have added ten more individual images-including three images that you have never seen before! You can see the details on the single stamps at the following links:
    Assortment 1
    Assortment 2
    Word Play
    Perfectly Penned
    Seasonal Sayings

    Can't be all business... just have to add a little me in here too! We have our house listed with a realtor now... so excited to see what is to come yet!

    Here is a masculine birthday card I had fun making with the woodgrain embossing folder:
    Ingredients: CS- Sahara Sand, Always Artichoke, Not Quite Navy, Bravo Burgundy, Whisper White; Ink- Chocolate Chip; Extras- Apothacary Framlits, Scallop Oval punch, Buttons Sizzlits, Essentials Paper-Piercing Pack, Brayer, miscellaneous twine and floss.
    It is bedtime so I best get off here! Thanks for stopping!
    with a grateFUL HEART, carin

    Wednesday, October 10, 2012


    I am so excited... my Stampin'Up order from my 1st workshop came! I cannot wait to dive in! But I have a few things to do around the house first... we have a realtor coming this afternoon! Praying... praying... praying! It doesn't matter what the housing market looks like... my God is bigger than all of it! If He could part the Red Sea... He certainly can sell this house! Believing! Trusting! Praising!

    I heard someone say, "What if you woke up tomorrow with only the things you were thankful for today?!" That really makes me think... so today I am living with a heart of thankfulness!  And I am sharing a "sample" card I made, using what I had to use... I saw a card like this somewhere but using a little different items.
    Ingredients: CS- Pumpkin Pie, Old Olive, Not Quite Navy; Ink- same colors as CS + So Saffron, Rich Razzleberry; Stamps- Delicate Doilies and All Year Cheer 1; Extras- Apothacary Framlets, Scallop Circle punch, 1 1/4" Circle punch, 1/2" Circle punch, rhinestone, dimensionals.
    Thankful that you stopped for a moment to share a little time with me!

    Give thanks to the Lord, for He is good;
        His love endures forever. 1 Chronicles 16:34

    with a grateFUL HEART, carin

    Wednesday, October 3, 2012

    Kindness Matters...

    We have had such a gorgeous fall in northern Michigan! Although today it is dreary, but it makes the colors look all the brighter!  Even when the sun is behind the clouds we can still see God's beautiful painting in the trees! GrateFUL for that today!

    Well, I did my first Stampin'Up workshop last Thursday... I had it here at home and had some terrific ladies come to support me! We had a lot of fun... I did anyway!  So I wanted to share the two cards we did as make-n-takes that night.  I had gotten the ideas from past Stampin' Success issues, but I had to change them to go with the very few stamps I have that are still in the catalog!

     Ingredients: CS/Ink- Pumpkin Pie, Daffodil Delight, Rich Razzleberry; Stamps- Papillon Potpouri, Kindness Matters, Delicate Doilies; Extras- Dazzling Details, Square Lattice folder.
    Ingredients: CS- Very Vanilla, Chocolate Chip, Island Indigo; Ink- Chocolate Chip, Old Olive; DSP- Festival of Prints Stack; Stamps- Delicate Doilies, Kindness Matters; Extras- Scallop Edge Border punch, Pearl Basic Jewels.
    Can you see a pattern with the stamp sets? Yes, I only have 3 sets that are even in the catalog, but after my workshop order... that will change a little! *Ü* If you want to pick up a little something fun from the new Holiday Catalog... I luv the Festival of Prints DSP Stack and it is only $6.95!
    Ok, enough of that... Just a word of encouragement...
    "Because Your loving-kindness is better than life, my lips shall praise You." Psalms 63:3
    with a grateFUL HEART, carin