Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Sweet Gifts for the Holidays

Happy Day Before the Day Before Thanksgiving!

I don't know about you but I am really getting excited about sharing Thanksgiving with our family this year.  We truly have SO much to be thankful for.  Lindsay has already set the DVR to record the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade.  It's tradition.  She likes to be able to watch parts of it again and again.  (secretly...so do I!)

Since it's almost time to start marking things off of my gift list for Christmas, I started thinking about fun and quick projects to make for those who touch our lives so often....teachers, mail people, hairdressers, the trash guys and so many more.  It's great to remember them and all that they do for us especially during the holidays.

Today I have two of those projects to share with you...  Those who attended my Christmas PJ Stampin' Party last week got to make these and four others that I'll be sharing soon.  If you have any questions, please let me a comment here.  Enjoy!

A fun, little Gift Card Holder with a mini coffee cup that can be filled with treats too. K-Cups fit perfectfly.

"Flapper" the Penguin Gift Card Holder - He has a sweet treat inside (a full size Hershey bar)
Don't forget about the Online Extravaganza that's going on right now.  There are items that are up to 50% OFF and they are flying off of the shelves.  Check them out by CLICKING HERE


Also...Remember the BIG Special this week is choosing $125 in AND product we sell and pay only $74.25!!  Oh, and you'll get 5% Cashback.  It's a WINNER WINNER CHICKEN DINNER.


Wishing you a magical day!


Monday, November 24, 2014

Put a wiggle on!



WOWZA!!

The Online Extravaganza Sale has only been open for a few hours and some products are already SOLD OUT!!  There's a lot of money savin' goin' on!  This is one of my favorite parts about being a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator....Sharing what I love and helping them save money too on deals like this.

Are you ready for THIS??  Stampin' Up! announced another AWESOME DEAL!

If your Wish List for this sale (or the sale and other supplies too) is longer than your arm, this is the BEST news ever.  For ONE WEEK ONLY....STARTING TODAY....
Join Stampin' Up! by choosing $125 worth of product and PAY JUST $74.25!!  AND guess what???
you will receive a 5% cash back bonus in January!!  That a NEVER before seen deal from SU!

Want a Big Shot?  How about a Magnetic Platform?  What about Blendabilities?  Well...ALL of the Sale Items can be added to your choices for the $125 total in product.  Paying just $74.25 means you get a Big Shot at a great discount and the Magnetic Platform is FREE!  SCORE!!


Whether you want to save money on what you would be buying anyway or if you want to make extra cash by sharing what you love,  this is a deal that can't be beat.

To find out more, go to my website...Just CLICK HERE

For more info, email me at shellsuit@verizon.net

Wishing you a magical day,


Sunday, November 23, 2014

ONLINE EXTRAVAGANZA SALE

Hey Peeps!  Guess what starts TOMORROW??


Wahoooooo!  This is one AWESOME SALE!  Check out all of the items on sale by clicking RIGHT HERE
 
Are you ready to start your Christmas or holiday cards and need supplies?
Need the perfect gift for your crafty friends?
Need to restock your stampin’ stash?
Just LOVE a GREAT DEAL?
This sale is PERFECT for YOU!
 
Here are the DOORBUSTERS that start in just a few short hours!
 
 
 
Be sure to get your order placed quickly because these items are “While Supplies Last”.
To place your order just CLICK HERE
 
I’m here if you have any questions. 
 
Stamped Blessings,
Michelle

Monday, November 17, 2014

Color "full" of Thanks

Happy Monday, Peeps!

It feels SO good to be back in the studio today.  It's really cold and rainy outside my window and I'm happy to be inside where it's warm and toasty.  I have a colorful, fun card to share with you today.  I love revisiting techniques that are "oldies but goodies".  This is one of those techniques.


This colorful "Thanks" card was made using the "Baby Wipe Technique".  Man, oh MAN!  I had forgotten how much I love this technique.  It's really easy and, as you can see, it creates really stunning images.

Follow these easy, step-by-step directions to try it out...

Step 1:  Grab a paper plate or a plate you're willing to use for just creating crafts.

Step 2:  Take two baby wipes (any brand will do) and fold them in half.  Then stack them one on top of the other and put them on the plate.


Step 3:  Choose the stamp you'd like to use as the focal point for your project.

Step 4:  Choose 3 or 4 colors of Stampin' Up! Reinkers.  They're SO much more than just a way to reink your stamp pads.  The colors used on this project are:  Pumpkin Pie #105229, Daffodil Delight #119672 and Blackberry Bliss #133648
Step 5:  Take the first reinker and start adding random drops to the baby wipe.
Step 6:  Take the next color and add drops to fill in some of the spaces.

Step 7:  Take the last of your color choices and fill in the rest of the white spaces.
Step 8:  Voila!  Your stamp pad awaits!  Stamp your image and see how beautiful the colors appear.
Now, how cool is that??  The possibilities are endless.  You will be able to stamps lots of images with your unique stamp pad.  Enjoy!

Okay....Here's your supply list.  Be sure to click on the item(s) you want to order and they will be added to your shopping cart.  Yep...it's magical!  My Online Store can also be found at www.stampinsuitsme.stampinup.net



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Wishing you a wonderful, warm and toasty day,




Sunday, November 16, 2014

Back from vacation and ready to roll!!

Hello, my friends!

I am back from our wonderful vacation.  I never dreamed I would actually come home with new "bling"!  Check it out!!






I am unbelievably proud to say that I DID IT!  I completed my very first HALF MARATHON!!  WOOT!  I still can't believe it.  I keep pulling the medal out just to make sure it wasn't a dream.  It was truly one of the hardest yet most rewarding things I've done.  After having three surgeries on my ankle and being out of commission for SO long, I never EVER thought I could do something like this.  I had such an incredible support team and they are honestly what got me through.  I'll have to have a separate blog post just for all the details of the race.  P.S.  It was at DISNEY WORLD!  Even better!

I was really glad that I took along my sketch book because for some reason being out in the "real world" seemed to get my creative brain back in gear.  I have so many new design ideas and I can't wait to get back into the studio tomorrow.

Here are a few smiles for you before I sign off for the night.  Be sure to stay tuned for all the new projects.  Let the magic begin!

Stamped Blessings,
Michelle


Thursday, October 23, 2014

New Punch Art - The Reason for the Season

Good Morning and Happy Thursday!

It's definitely a crisp, fall day here in Virginia. Whew! I love it! It's my favorite season. I've been working on cards and projects for the upcoming holidays and I created a new punch art family to share with you today.

I'm really happy with the way it turned out.  I looked for inspiration on Pinterest and then took the ideas and made them my own.  You can do it too!  It's all about sharing ideas and inspiration.
Remember...you'll never know what you can do until you give it a try.

I want to share one more card with you before I go.  It was totally outside my comfort zone.  I needed to make a card with Princess Merida from Disney's "Brave" for a friend.  I had an idea and I decided to give it a try.  Here's what I came up with....

I hope you like it...

Ok...I'm headed to the studio to create today.  I hope you have a wonderful day and that you get your fingers inky very soon.

Stamped Blessings,
Michelle
 

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Best Laid Plans....


Happy Weekend!

It's a beautiful fall day here and we had a pretty fun plan....the operative word would be "had".
We decided to drive Mike's car on our adventure.  We were going to a fall festival in a very small town that is just quaint and homey.  We were about half way there and stopped at an ATM to get a little cash and while we were waiting we noticed smoke coming from under the hood.
After further investigation, we discovered a leak with antifreeze spurting out of it.  Yeah...NO fun.  An adventure...Yes.  The one we had planned...Not so much.
The good news is that we are all safe, fed and happy.  We were rescued by my parents and got to enjoy lunch with them.  Mike is now on a mission to get things taken care of and I am here posting a fun project for you.

One of the cards the girls got to create at this week's "Falling For Fall" card class is this fun "box card" that's just busting at  the seams with colorful fall leaves.
Box cards are a blast to make and decorate and it's great because they fit in a regular envelope.  Woot!
Here's the supply list for you.  Thank YOU to everyone for your awesome comments on the new format.  To order the supplies you need, just click on the item(s) and it will take you right to my Online Store.  How cool is that??

Alrighty....I'm off to teach Linz how to back Pumpkin Bars.  YUMM!
Wishing you a relaxing weekend,
Michelle



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