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Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Seasonal Snapshot Two-fer



Hello stampers!

Whew, fall blew into town overnight....what a shock to the system!   It's supposed to warm up nicely this afternoon....I love this time of year!

In the past, I've shown a couple of items made with card collections from Project Life.  The new collections in the holiday mini are outstanding!  Today, we're taking a closer look at the Seasonal Snapshot 2015 collection.

The collection consists of the Card Collection (#139651):


Seasonal Snapshot 2015 Project Life Card Collection by Stampin' Up!


The Accessory Pack (#139652):

Seasonal Snapshot 2015 Project Life Accessory Pack by Stampin' Up!



and also included in the Seasonal Snapshot 2015 Bundle (#140308) is this very versatile stamp set:

Project Life Seasonal Snapshot 2015 Photopolymer Stamp Set by Stampin' Up!


It's a really fun set....and not just for scrapbooking!  Here are a couple of cards I made with the items from the Seasonal Snapshot 2015 bundle.




If you've never considered one of these bundles, I hope you'll take another look!

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October 31, 2015 Thanksgiving/Christmas - 4 cards/projects $12.00  RSVP by October 20

November 21, 2015 Christmas card buffet - 16 cards/$25.00 - choose from 6 designs RSVP by November 9

December 12, 2015 Tags, bags, boxes - a variety of gift tags and packaging $20.00  RSVP by November 30

Please bring adhesive to class!

If you are placing an online order, and your order is under $150.00, please use the Hostess Code shown in the box  on the upper right side of the page.  (If your order is over $150.00, don't use this code as doing so will forfeit your hostess benefits!)

If you have any questions or comments or if there is anything I can do for you, feel free to contact me!

Thanks for stopping by my blog today!

Happy Stampin'!  

Melanie







Sunday, September 27, 2015

For ever and ever

Greetings stampers!

Several weeks ago, when DH and I traveled to the east coast over Labor Day weekend, the primary reason for our trip was the marriage of our nephew to the love of his life.  Today I am sharing the card I made for them.

The bride's chosen colors were purple (Eggplant envy) and burlap, and they were in prominent display during the ceremony and the reception.  Here is a picture from the wedding.



My very talented sister made the invitations and I designed my card to keep in the theme.



Supply List:
Vintage:  Hearts Collection Framelits

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October 31, 2015 Thanksgiving/Christmas - 4 cards/projects $12.00  RSVP by October 20

November 21, 2015 Christmas card buffet - 16 cards/$25.00 - choose from 6 designs RSVP by November 9

December 12, 2015 Tags, bags, boxes - a variety of gift tags and packaging $20.00  RSVP by November 30

Please bring adhesive to class!

If you are placing an online order, and your order is under $150.00, please use the Hostess Code shown in the box  on the upper right side of the page.  (If your order is over $150.00, don't use this code as doing so will forfeit your hostess benefits!)

If you have any questions or comments or if there is anything I can do for you, feel free to contact me!

Thanks for stopping by my blog today!

Happy Stampin'!  

Melanie











Thursday, September 24, 2015

Boo

Hi everyone!

Not only is it the end of the week, but the weekend should be a lot of fun!  We have a team picnic at work on Friday, so we will all be leaving the office around 11....already a good day!  Then on Sunday, the whole family is going to the NFL game to see our Pittsburgh Steelers take on the Rams!!!  The tickets for this game are my DH's Father's Day gift, so we've been waiting a long while for this day.

And, the best news of all, my very talented sister has sufficiently recovered that she is back to making wonderful cards!  Today's card is no exception.


Supply List:
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October 31, 2015 Thanksgiving/Christmas - 4 cards/projects $12.00  RSVP by October 20

November 21, 2015 Christmas card buffet - 16 cards/$25.00 - choose from 6 designs RSVP by November 9

December 12, 2015 Tags, bags, boxes - a variety of gift tags and packaging $20.00  RSVP by November 30

Please bring adhesive to class!

If you are placing an online order, and your order is under $150.00, please use the Hostess Code shown in the box  on the upper right side of the page.  (If your order is over $150.00, don't use this code as doing so will forfeit your hostess benefits!)

If you have any questions or comments or if there is anything I can do for you, feel free to contact me!

Thanks for stopping by my blog today!

Happy Stampin'!  

Melanie







Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Get Well Wishes

Hi everyone!

This week is off to a busy start!  It's just the beginning of what will be a very busy next month and a half for me.  That's good for me....I seem to thrive under busy-ness.

One thing I'm doing is putting together everything I want to have for a craft show where I'll have a booth on October 24.  So, I have a question for all of you....what types of things do you like to buy at a craft show?  Leave a comment here or send me an email.  I would love to hear from you.

Before I share today's card, I want to pass along this note from Stampin' Up! regarding the Witching Decor Project kit (#140499)..



Witching Décor Project Kit A single component of the Witching Décor Project Kit (item 140499) is on backorder; once this component arrives (we expect it within the next few days), there will be approximately 1,100 Witching Décor Project Kits available for order. Once that inventory is depleted, we will no longer be carrying the Witching Décor Project Kit. As of September 22, there are 179 kits on backorder.  If you were thinking about ordering this kit, don't delay!   If you are local in St Louis, let my know by 7:00 PM on Wednesday, September 23, and I will try to place a group order.

Today I want to share a get well card I made for one of my customers a couple weeks ago.   By now I hope she is well on her way to a full recovery.



Supply List:


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October 3, 2015 1:00 PM Class -  Halloween/Fall  - 4 cards/projects  $12.00 RSVP by Sept. 21

October 31, 2015 Thanksgiving/Christmas - 4 cards/projects $12.00  RSVP by October 20

November 21, 2015 Christmas card buffet - 16 cards/$25.00 - choose from 6 designs RSVP by November 9

December 12, 2015 Tags, bags, boxes - a variety of gift tags and packaging $20.00  RSVP by November 30

Please bring adhesive to class!

If you are placing an online order, and your order is under $150.00, please use the Hostess Code shown in the box  on the upper right side of the page.  (If your order is over $150.00, don't use this code as doing so will forfeit your hostess benefits!)

If you have any questions or comments or if there is anything I can do for you, feel free to contact me!

Thanks for stopping by my blog today!

Happy Stampin'!  

Melanie




Sunday, September 20, 2015

Wickedly Sweet Treats

Hello stampers!

Another weekend gone too soon!  We sure got a lot done around here....not all good stuff, either.  We closed our pool for the season and that's always a little sad.  It had to be done, and it was time, but it's our "official" end of summer.  Poor DH had to jump in the pool one more time this morning to get the ladder out and when he got out of the pool, there was steam coming off his body!  Yep, it was time to close the pool!

Before I get to today's projects, I want to thank the crew at Can You Case It.  Teresa selected my card, Fall, as her Design Team Pick of the Week!  If you missed that post, click here to see that post.  So Teresa, thank you so much!

The mailman brought my orange box on Saturday!  Yes, this month's Paper Pumpkin!  I couldn't wait to tear into it to see this month's surprise.  The kit, Wickedly Sweet Treats, includes enough supplies to make 8 of the treat holders.  Here is one made up following the instructions:



Here is the video from Stampin' Up! showing how the kit is made up.


And here is a card that I made up with some of the supplies from the kit.





If you are not currently a Paper Pumpkin subscriber, now is a great time to sign up!



To show our support for Breast Cancer Awareness Month, we're going PINK . . . or at least our October boxes are! And because we know our subscribers want to share the love too, we will be making a donation on their behalf to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation (BCRF).
Stampin' Up! will donate
  • $1 for every active Paper Pumpkin subscriber.
  • Plus, an additional $1 for every new subscriber.
Together, we will make a difference!
Here's how you can help: 
  1. Subscribe! If you're new to Paper Pumpkin, click here to get started. Your first kit will arrive in a limited-edition pink box that you'll want to hold onto forever-and we'll donate $2 becauseyou're new!
  2. Stay active if you're a subscriber so we can donate $1 for you. Only those who receive the October shipment will be counted for the donation.
Remember, those who get the October kit will not only be donating to a good cause, but they will also get a one-time only, pretty pink Paper Pumpkin box! No one will want to miss it. Promise.

  • Mini spoiler alert! The October project inside the pink box is just as awesome as always, but we should probably let you know that it is not a pink project. That's all we're saying. ;)

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October 3, 2015 1:00 PM Class -  Halloween/Fall  - 4 cards/projects  $12.00 RSVP by Sept. 21

October 31, 2015 Thanksgiving/Christmas - 4 cards/projects $12.00  RSVP by October 20

November 21, 2015 Christmas card buffet - 16 cards/$25.00 - choose from 6 designs RSVP by November 9

December 12, 2015 Tags, bags, boxes - a variety of gift tags and packaging $20.00  RSVP by November 30

Please bring adhesive to class!

If you are placing an online order, and your order is under $150.00, please use the Hostess Code shown in the box  on the upper right side of the page.  (If your order is over $150.00, don't use this code as doing so will forfeit your hostess benefits!)

If you have any questions or comments or if there is anything I can do for you, feel free to contact me!

Thanks for stopping by my blog today!

Happy Stampin'!  

Melanie











Thursday, September 17, 2015

Grateful for You

Hi everyone!

I hope you've had a good week!  Do you have any big plans for the weekend?  I want to get some of my fall decorations out this weekend.  And of course, spend some time stamping!  

My very talented sister is still on the mend this week, so no Friday card from her.  Hopefully she will be feeling well enough to return next week.  

I have a very cool story for you today...at least I think it's cool!  I've been selling some of my retired stamp sets through a group on Facebook.  This week, I posted a new batch of stamps - I have to make room for all the stamps I've purchased from this year's holiday mini!  It's always an agonizing decision for me to figure out which sets I can live without.  Anyhow, I digress.  Back to my story.

This week, I sold several sets to local ladies.  So, rather than mail their purchases, we've met and completed the transaction in person.  On Wednesday, I met a lovely lady, Julie, that bought one of my stamp sets.  I gave her the stamps, and she gave me an envelope:



After I got back to my desk (we met at my office), I opened the envelope and found this great card inside along with the payment:


What a nice surprise!  And what a pretty classic clean card!

Once I saw the card, I send a message to Julie asking if I could share it with you here.  She said yes.  So Julie, thank you!  What a really nice unexpected surprise.  You made my day!  

What about you?  Have you given a card to someone recently for no special reason?  

The DSP (Sweater Weather) for the envelope and the card base (Baked Brown Sugar) are retired.  The other cardstock colors are Crumb Cake and Very Vanilla.  Crumb Cake is also the color of the background stamp. 

The stamp set, For All Things (#135155), is from the current annual catalog.


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October 3, 2015 1:00 PM Class -  Halloween/Fall  - 4 cards/projects  $12.00 RSVP by Sept. 21

October 31, 2015 Thanksgiving/Christmas - 4 cards/projects $12.00  RSVP by October 20

November 21, 2015 Christmas card buffet - 16 cards/$25.00 - choose from 6 designs RSVP by November 9

December 12, 2015 Tags, bags, boxes - a variety of gift tags and packaging $20.00  RSVP by November 30

Please bring adhesive to class!

If you are placing an online order, and your order is under $150.00, please use the Hostess Code shown in the box  on the upper right side of the page.  (If your order is over $150.00, don't use this code as doing so will forfeit your hostess benefits!)

If you have any questions or comments or if there is anything I can do for you, feel free to contact me!

Thanks for stopping by my blog today!

Happy Stampin'!  

Melanie






Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Fall

Hello stampers!

It's warming up a little around here, but the weather is still gorgeous!  It's hard to stay inside when Mother Nature is serving up the beautiful late summer / early fall weather!  The brisk mornings  and the falling leaves are just a sign of what's to come!

I am submitting today's card for this week's sketch challenge over at Can You Case It?  Here is the sketch:

CYCI#86

And here is my card:



Click the sketch image above to check out what others have done for this challenge and to  play along!

Supply List:
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October 3, 2015 1:00 PM Class -  Halloween/Fall  - 4 cards/projects  $12.00 RSVP by Sept. 21

October 31, 2015 Thanksgiving/Christmas - 4 cards/projects $12.00  RSVP by October 20

November 21, 2015 Christmas card buffet - 16 cards/$25.00 - choose from 6 designs RSVP by November 9

December 12, 2015 Tags, bags, boxes - a variety of gift tags and packaging $20.00  RSVP by November 30

Please bring adhesive to class!

If you are placing an online order, and your order is under $150.00, please use the Hostess Code shown in the box  on the upper right side of the page.  (If your order is over $150.00, don't use this code as doing so will forfeit your hostess benefits!)

If you have any questions or comments or if there is anything I can do for you, feel free to contact me!

Thanks for stopping by my blog today!

Happy Stampin'!  

Melanie