Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Happy Halloween



Today I have a craft project to show you. I made candle holders from items I found at the dollar store.  The base is a pillar candle holder that I spray painted black. The top section is a votive candle holder and I glued the two together with E-6000 glue. A gentleman at the hardware store assured me this adhesive would work and it did. It's industrial strength adhesive that is paintable, waterproof and safe for photographs. I don't think I would ever need it for photos, but you never know = )

What I like about these,  besides being very inexpensive, you can easily change the look for any holiday or occasion. I may re-do them for New Years in black & white with a little bling.





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Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Happy 13th Birthday Jacob!


Today my son is turning 13 years old. His birthday every year is very emotional for me. It's been 13 years and I can 't talk about it without crying. You see my son was born early....4 months early. Jacob was born at 24 weeks, weighed 1 lb. 7 oz. and was 11" long. He spent 4 months in the NICU at St. Louis Children's Hospital. He is truly a gift from God! We witnessed more miracles during those 4 months that even amazed his Neonatologists and his team of nurses. He's our miracle child!

Jacob's birthday every year is never celebrated on just one day...it's always a week long celebration. To kick things off this year, last Saturday, we had a paintball party with kids and parents.

To stick with the paintball  theme, I made camouflage invitations:


  • The card base is Basic Black Card Stock.
  • I took Whisper White Card Stock and sponged areas in Old Olive, Soft Suede and Always Artichoke.
  • I punched a 1-3/4" Circle in the center and used my Paper Snips to cut out section in an attempt to look like a gun shot and attached to the front of the card base.
  • For the  Bulls Eye I used the following circles punches; 1-3/4", 1-3/8", 1-1/4", 1", 3/4", 1/2" and drew the cross with a Basic Black Stampin Write Marker.

My husbands cousin, Nancy Roberson owns Artistry On Cakes.  She is so very talented and has won so many awards for her cakes. Here she is with one of my all-time favs, Duff Goldman from Charm City Cakes:


Sticking with the Paintball theme, this is the cake Nancy made for Jacob:




Here we are after 4 hours of paintball... tired, muddy, and a little sore : )




Here's my little warrior.


These are the Thank You pillow boxes I made to match the decorations:






Happy Birthday Jacob! I love you!!

Monday, October 29, 2012

Today Only - 15% Off Stamp Sets



Today only - take 15 percent off almost every stamp set!

This includes all stamps in the current catalogs including
  • Background stamps
  • Personalized name stamps
  • Incentive stamp sets from the supply list
  • Cookie press stamps (just in time for holiday baking)
  • Single stamps (see flyers below for more exciting news)

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!

If you have a question or would just like to talk to me, call me 618-799-5063.

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Save The Date - October 29th

ONE DAY SALE

On Monday, October 29th, you will get 15% off almost every stamp set! The goal is sell more stamps in one day than ever before. This would be a great time to purchase those stamp sets that are on your wish list or get your Christmas shopping done early this year!

I'm going to be gathering my list together this weekend to take advantage of this great offer and remember, the more you buy the more you save!


Here are the details:
October 29, 2012, 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 (just in time for holiday baking)
  • Single stamps (see flyers below for more exciting news)

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!

 Are you excited yet? Me too! Now if that wasn't enough, how about another fantastic offer....


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. I am  excited to let you know ten more individual images have been added-including three NEW images that you have never seen before!

Bold Snowflake (coordinates with Blossom Punch pg. 185)
Item # 132338 - $5.95
 

New Years
Item # 132336 - $6.95
 


Love Heart (coordinates with  Full Heart Punch pg.182)
Item # 132334 - $4.95

Click on links below to view the flyers:
Here are the details:
  • You can find the stamp item numbers on the flyers.
  • 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.
Remember that this is a pilot program, so take advantage of it while you can! Especially on Monday, October 29th and save 15%!! Plus, spend $35 and receive my Autumn All Occasion Online Class this month FREE!

Great deals like these are hard to pass up, so get busy making your shopping list, so you don't miss out.