Thursday, October 31, 2013

Happy Halloween/ Thank You Thursday







No Tricks just Treats from Stampin' Up today!
Prices good today only!
Use Hostess code:72VRHZVZ
for a chance to win free SU!
 
SU really made me happy and I will add these to my Stampin' Up Loot today:
#130010
Only $6.71 
 

#130018
Only $6.71

#130019
Only $6.71

#131152
Only $6.71

#131151
Only $6.71
 
 

Remember the Frightening Feline stamp from last year?
This was one of the cards I made with the stamp!
The Halloween sentiment brought me back to this pretty card!
 

 

 
  Here is a card I made a few weeks back with the Halloween Photopolymer set!
I was making up cards with retired DSP for a craft fair.  
I've been down with a very bad case (not the kind to copy and share with everyone) of laryngitis/flu. So a few projects are still in their boxes. 

 


 

Enjoy your day! May the spooks and creepy crawly things only last for the day!

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Create Pretty Packages

 
It's starting to feel a lot like Christmas all around our home.
Stampin' Up is joining in on the Cheer and offering
Bundles at 20% off their original price.

Holiday Tag It Decorative Box Bundle
135811
$19.95
Includes: Stamp a Tag Kit, Decorative Window Boxes (6),
Cherry Cobbler 1" Stitched Edge Grossgrain Ribbon (10yds)
 
 
Holiday Tag It Extra-Large Box Bundle
135812
$18.95
Includes: Stamp a Tag Kit, Extra-Large Gift Boxes (3),
Cherry Cobbler 1" Stitched Edge Grossgrain Ribbon (10yds)

Saturday, October 26, 2013

25th Birthday Stamp Sale UPDATE:

 Woo Hoo.. A few more days of this spectacular sale!!!
Sale is on from Oct 22-28th!
Click on the link above
 to see if there are any stamp sets you would like
 to help
 Stampin Up celebrate their big 25!
When putting in your online order do not forget to use the
October Hostess Code:
 
F3PGKVSW
(orders made online may earn $25 in FREE SU product)

Here are the sets:
1.   A Dozen Thoughts
2.   Zoo Babies
3.   Lot's of Thanks
4.   Happy Day
5.   Gifts of Kindness
6.   Hearts A Flutter
7.   Hello Lovely
8.   Crazy, Mixed Up Love
9.   Bright Blossoms
10.  Itty Bitty Banners
11.  Yippee-Skippee
12.  Gorgeous Grunge
13.  Ornament Keepsakes
14.   Apothecary Art
15.  Cuddles & Kisses
16.  Oh, Hello
17.  Label Love
18.  Christmas Star Single Stamp
19.  A Gift for You Single Stamp
20.  Betsy's  Blossoms
21.  Morning Post Alphabet
22.  Gently Falling
23.  Snowflake Soiree
24.  Jewish Celebrations
25.  That's the Ticket

Check Out My Loot!

What a great time we had at Krissy's last night for we spooktacular BUNCO party! 
As you an see I returned home with some loot' I was the last person to get a BUMCO so I brought home this bucket of candy... My son won re biggest loser so he brought home $6(he always tries to be the loser so he was super excited, because no matter how hard you try it's a game of chance and he always is a winner), I also pulled in the most wins so yay I get to choose $25 in FREE SU! 

Of course I love my popcorn hands and my spooky coffee  cups.

The highest excitement was that Nicole Berghorst won the most BUNCOs and it was her first time! She chose $100 in SU product to decorate for thanksgiving! The wonderful table scape set.

I then had a blast with the Festive Flurry Snowflakes that my dear pal Krissy owns and will add that to my order... At $25 off because  I had the most wins.... Yes I am rubbing it in!

More posts to follow! As this weekend I become an Urban Widow and stamp my days away!

XXXOOO, 
Cary
 

Friday, October 25, 2013

My Six-Sided Sampler CASE

Lorraine gave me this sample card a while ago before I had invested in the Six - Sided Sampler Bundle.
I love how she layered the paper and the textures.


I CASE'd it for a card to give to my friend Anita that had gall bladder surgery yesterday.  I made up a fall themed bag of treats and filled her pantry with soups, broths and jello.  Ok, I slipped in a few other goodies too!  Tom deserves goodies also... After all he is taking care of his precious wife.


This is a bundle I earned for free... Perks of selling the product and having amazing customers! Yup, $29.50.... FREE.... Got to love my SU! (I had a $250 party and earned the extra $25 in FREE product!! Whoot! Whoot!)
I started with my Brights Pattern Paper.  Tangerine Tango combined with Whisper White Card Stock for the layers.  I pulled in some Soft Suede and Old Olive Ink to go with my Tangerine Tango.... Matched my pumpkins!  I tied it all together with Whisper White Stitched Ribbon, and used a mini punch and rhinestones.  

 I took a quick trip to Manteca to deliver my bags of goodies, staples and this card.  Even though my strong girl was feeling low... She perked up and posted an immediate photo of my work.  She is one of my biggest fans!   The simple idea that a handmade card can make another persons day still tugs my heart.  I send Anita speedy recovery wishes ... She and Tom owe me a trip to the beach.  

I wish you a Happy Friday!

XXXOOO,
Cary


Thursday, October 24, 2013

Spooktacular Bunco

I still have two seats available for Krissy's Spooktacular Bunco!

RSVP for special treats and to learn some new tricks!

Here is the make n take we will make:

This card was a CASE from: HERE! I love her work!

Thank You Thursday Deals are Something to Squeal about

 

THANK YOU THURSDAY!


This week's Thank You Thursday's are a "big" deal! 
We hope you enjoy this assortment of Big Shot accessories!





Hearts a Flutter Framelit Item # 130159
Regular Price: $30.95
Discount Price: $23.21




Honeycomb Textured Embossing Folder Item # 129378
Regular Price: $9.95
Discounted Price: $7.46 




Envelope Liners Framelits Dies Item # 132172
Regular Price: $32.95
Discounted Price: $24.71 









Alphabet Press Textured Embossing Folder Item # 130916
Regular Price: $9.95
Discounted Price: $7.46 





Window Frames Framelit Item # 129021
Regular Price: $32.95
Discounted Price: $24.71









Chalk Talk Framelit Item # 129983
Regular Price: $30.95
Discount Price: $23.21 
 
 
 
Like what you see?
Order today while supplies last!
Use HOSTESS CODE:
F3PGKVSW
you could win some free SU!

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Marie's Spooky Banner

My dear Stampin' Pal & fellow SU Demonstrator Marie sent me pictures of her work today! We have been planning on doing our banners for Halloween and I just have not made it to her.  She whipped this cutie up this morning and now I want to make mine!






Thinking of you



Today I learned news we had prayed would not be true. Our dear friends are beginning a journey and battle against Multiple Myeloma.  Glad to know my family has registered our bone marrow on the national registry.  Hope they find a cure!
 
This card was CASE'd from a pin on Pinterest that originated with Mary Fish.

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Tuesday Deals from Stampin' Up

To top off the amazing stamp sets that are on SALE...
Stampin' Up has listed their Tuesday Products that are discounted at the online store:
$18.71

$8.21

$8.21

$4.46

$4.98

$4.46
 
Use the HOSTESS CODE: F3PGKVSW 
by October 28th for a chance to win $25 in FREE SU product.
XXXOOO,
Cary

Happy Birthday Stampin' Up... 25 Discounted Stamp Sets SALE

Can you believe this company is 25 years young? 
To top it off they are offering 25 stamp sets at a 25% off price!
Sale is on from Oct 22-28th!
Click on the link above
 to see if there are any stamp sets you would like
 to help
 Stampin Up celebrate their big 25!
When putting in your online order do not forget to use the
October Hostess Code:
 
F3PGKVSW
(orders made online may earn $25 in FREE SU product)
 

I am offering a contest... the first person to buy each of the 25 sets will be entered in a drawing for $25 in FREE SU product.
here are the sets:
1.   A Dozen Thoughts
2.   Zoo Babies
3.   Lot's of Thanks
4.   Happy Day
5.   Gifts of Kindness
6.   Hearts A Flutter
7.   Hello Lovely
8.   Crazy, Mixed Up Love
9.   Bright Blossoms
10.  Itty Bitty Banners
11.  Yippee-Skippee
12.  Gorgeous Grunge
13.  Ornament Keepsakes
14.   Apothecary Art
15.  Cuddles & Kisses
16.  Oh, Hello
17.  Label Love
18.  Christmas Star Single Stamp
19.  A Gift for You Single Stamp
20.  Betsy's  Blossoms
21.  Morning Post Alphabet
22.  Gently Falling
23.  Snowflake Soiree
24.  Jewish Celebrations
25.  That's the Ticket


BONUS: You have til 11:50pm MST to join SU for $25... they extended the deal for one more day!

Monday, October 21, 2013

My weekend... With the girls

Ok so I have edited this three times so here goes time four...

This past weekend I attended a Women's Retreat at St Paul's United Methodist Church in Manteca.  I was invited by my dear friend Jeanne.  My daughters and I love returning to our old home church because its like a family reunion.  The ladies are so loving and sincere.  The ladies also serve great food!

The speaker for the day was Mary Maaga.  She is a loving woman that shared her history with being a minister, anthropologist and woman in the church.  She opened our eyes to how the Mary's in the Bible have received dome bad press.  That they really are hero's, in fact, the women in the Bible and not in the Bible are some pretty amazing women.  It made me feel good to share this day with my girls, and my friends lifting the Lord up and recognizing that I need to polish my prayers, my studies and continue to look for what the role God has in store for me is.

My girls and I bought both books she has written.
You can learn more about Mary Maaga here.
I fact I already emailed her and received a reply! 


Then I had been looking forward to Sunday for over a month.  Jeanne invited her daughter Kathy Jo, Karen and I to join her in her stamping palace.  We enjoyed being pampered guests with yummy pastries, coffee and tea,  Then a bowl of homemade Minestrone soup and fresh bread and some great conversation.

Now I have to brag that these three ladies I hang out with are talented, they make all the cards they send out for every holiday and occasion.  Karen did her daughters wedding, reception and all related showers last year.  All handmade, all beautiful and all from the heart.

Have you ever wondered what you should do with your growing piles of growing scrapbook paper?
Well Karen and Kathy Jo had solutions to use what they had (ok.. they bought a few Stampin' Up tools to complete the cards too).


Here is Karen's Thanksgiving card.  She CASE'd it from Lorraine's Thanksgiving card from Holiday Happiness.
 
Here is Card #2:
I like how she textured it and added the natural looking embellishments!
 
 
Jeanne used her new Stampin' Up Flower Shoppe Bundle to make this adorable card...


That Rich Razzelberry is so pretty and I love the sentiment inside.
 
 
Here is Kathy Jo's Thanksgiving Card:
She embossed leaved onto the Coordinations Paper and then layered it onto Early Espresso, and Baked Brown Sugar Cardstock. 

It is a very elegant Thanksgiving card and she even layered the sentiment on the inside.  Love it!
 
I will post my creations tomorrow!
 
Do you need some time to create and play with your stamp sets? You can get some bonding time by joining me in my home next weekend (the 27th & 28th, 11-7pm to play and share your creations).
 
Tune in this week to find out detail on a special sale... on OCTOBER 25th... 25 sets will go on sale for the 25th ANNIVERSARY of STAMPIN' UP!
 
XXXOOO,
Cary
 

Friday, October 18, 2013

My Paper Pumpkin is here!


Check out what just arrived!



I needed this distraction... 


A special wrapped gift just for me!


A Memo Medley Kit!  Super cute and I love the stamps!

Want to know more about Paper Pumpkin? Contact me to host a Pumpkin Reveal Party... You can get your own sneak peak... And make projects from all the cool supplies you receive! 

Gotta go... I am curious to see the result!

XXXOOO! Cary

Thursday, October 17, 2013

DSRWC Craft Fair Preview

I take the third Thursday off every month to attend the Dublin/San Ramon Women's club meeting.  I am one of many crafters that donates items to our craft booth.  Arlene and I drag these items from place to place through the month of November. Look at all the goodies the ladies and I made.  All proceeds go to support the art programs for schools!