Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Delightful Dozen Be My Valentine

Although it is hard to see in the picture, this is a white on white card.  I know, it looks more like Very Vanilla, but I assure you it is white!  The class' versions were a bit different.  I had a great, creative bunch and they actually did their own placement of the hearts and sentiments.  The one thing I forgot to do was take pictures of some of their designs.  They did such a good job of it.

Stamp Set:  Delightful Dozen, My Friend; Inks:  River Rock, Riding Hood Red; Card Stock:  Whisper White, Riding Hood Red, Neutrals Collection Designer Series Paper; Accessories & Tools:  Full Heart Punch, Heart To Heart Punch, Jewels Basic Rhinestone

Card number four was easy, fun and quick to put together.  I love the Riding Hood Red and River Rock colors combined.

Until we meet again...

Monday, January 30, 2012

Island Indigo Elegant Thank You

For this card, I prepared two cards for each of the new In Colors and they had their choice of colors.  The cards were absolutely gorgeous and not all were Valentine themed as they wanted to use other sentiments.  I thought that was great!

The color I chose was Island Indigo.  During the class I did mix it up and used a different sentiment on the card I made to demonstrate what they were to do.  I'll show those in coming days.

Stamp Set:  Elegant Thank You; Ink:  Island Indigo; Card Stock:  Island Indigo, Whisper White, Twitterpated Designer Series Paper; Accessories & Tools:  Labels Collection Framelits Die, 2011-2013 In Color Designer Printed Brads, Linen Thread, Big Shot, SNAIL Adhesive, Crop-A-Dile

When I showed them the Crop-A-Dile, it got a few 'oohs' and 'aahs' and big eyes.  You have to admit, it is rather a funny looking tool.

There you have the third card we made.  What was fun was seeing them use the other side of the Designer Series Paper.  It made for some very striking designs.

Until we meet again...

Sunday, January 29, 2012

Candy Conversations

Our Valentine Card Class was so much fun!  Laughter and beautiful cards; what a great combination!

Since our time was limited to two hours, I kept the designs more towards the clean and simple kind.  There were five designs and they made two of each design for a total of ten cards.

As we progressed through the cards, I added a few more steps and some embellishments.  Here is the second card we made.  For this one I had them stamp and punch their own blossom.  They thought that was great!

Stamp Sets:  Candy Conversations, Mixed Bunch; Ink:  Riding Hood Red; Card Stock:  Riding Hood Red, Very Vanilla, Neutrals Collection Designer Series Paper; Accessories & Tools:  Blossom Punch, Jewels Basic Rhinestone

A simple and clean sweet valentine.

Until we meet again...

Saturday, January 28, 2012

Lovely As A Tree

Over the next few days I'll be sharing with you the cards I made for a class being held at the Crafters Gift Boutique, a craft store that features work of local crafters and it's where I have a display.  It is scheduled to be a Valentine Card Class but I decided to show a birthday card just to show them that with a change of sentiment, you can fit a card to your need.

Lovely As A Tree is a great stamp set to use for a birthday.  It can be either masculine or feminine.  The one I made is more of the former.  To make it more feminine, you could add a bow made with ribbon and change the sentiment to a more frilly one.

Stamp Sets:  Lovely As A Tree, Delightful Dozen; Inks:  River Rock, Old Olive, Night of Navy; Card Stock:  Naturals White

This is the first card in a set of five.  It is a very easy card  and all there is to it is stamping.  I wanted to start out clean and simple to show them that you don't need a lot of product to make great cards.

Until we meet again...

Friday, January 27, 2012

Valentine Candy Hearts

Last night was the monthly meeting of a local group of Stampin' Up!® Demonstrators.  We have a lot of fun, share ideas, talk about what works and what doesn't and usually have a swap.  It's what I enjoy about being a demonstrator; the chance to get together with others whether it's demonstrator meetings, workshops or classes.  The card I'm sharing with you today is the one I made for our swap.

Stamp Sets:  Candy Conversations, You Are Loved; Inks:  Riding Hood Red, Cherry Cobbler, Melon Mambo, Regal Rose; Card Stock:  Whisper White, Riding Hood Red, Love Patterns Designer Series Paper; Accessories & Tools:  5/8" Whisper White Organza Ribbon, Small Heart Punch, Jewels Basic Rhinestones, Stampin' Dimensionals, SNAIL Adhesive

Wouldn't you like to share in the fun?  Now is the time to become a demonstrator.  During Sale-A-Bration, which runs from January 24th through March 31st, you can join and receive your Starter Kit for only $125.  And, you'll get to select a FREE paper pack or digital download every month for the rest of the year.  That is just one of the benefits of becoming a Demonstrator.  Others are a 20% discount on each order, contests, the opportunity of pre-order new products and many more.

To sign up, visit my website and click the "Join The Fun" tab at the top of the page.  On the drop down menu, click "Join Now."   It's as easy as that.

Until we meet again...

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Changes Are A Coming

Exciting things are happening at Stampin' Up!®.  Here are just a few of the changes you can look forward to:

The Idea Book & Catalog is changing and will now be known as the Annual Catalog.  It will have fewer pages but will still feature wonderful stamp sets, ink, paper and accessories.  And, there will be plenty of examples, too!  It will run from June 1st, 2012 through May 30th, 2013

Two mini catalogs will be available each year and they will be a bigger 8-1/2" x 11."  And, they will have more pages.  The first Spring Mini will run from January 2013  through May 2013 and the Holiday Mini will run from August 2012 through early January 2013.  They will each be active for five months instead of the now four.

The Decor Elements and Simply Adorned products are being discontinue as of May 31, 2012.  So, if there is anything from either line you've had your eye on, I encourage you to order it now.  You can call me, e-mail me or order online by clicking the Coffee Pot logo on the upper right.

And here is a special sneak peek of a new stamp set that is going to be in the new Annual Catalog.  It's called Everything Eleanor and it's been very popular in the UK catalog.  I am so glad Stampin' Up!® adding it to our catalog.

So, there you have some of the changes.  In the coming days, I will continue to share with you more of the changes that are in coming.  Like I said, exciting things are happening!

Until we meet again...

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Matchbook Valentine Treat

Last Friday evening I had the pleasure of enjoying pizza with my youngest son and his family.  I had been crafting all afternoon so took the prototype of a candy box holder over to show Zac and Nic to see if it would be something they would like to give on Valentine's Day.  They really liked them and are excited about sharing them with their classmates.  I made several yesterday morning to take to the Gift Boutique but, unfortunately, I forgot to take a photo of them so when I make up the ones for my boys', I'll be sure to show them to you at that time.

But, never fear, I have another little treat holder that is so easy to make that once you start you won't want to stop!  Well, maybe not, but it is a cute idea and takes no time at all to make. 

Card Stock:  Love Patterns Designer Series Paper, Cherry Cobbler, Rose Red, Pink Pirouette; Accessories & Tools:  Scallop Circle Punch, Scallop Square Punch, Full Heart Punch, Small Heart, Crop-A-Dile

Although you can't see it, there is a small package of candy inside the matchbook.  And, there was no stamping to do.  It is all card stock and punches!

And before I forget to mention it, my new Events Schedule has been posted.  Lots of fun and lots of classes.  Be sure to check it out.

Until we meet again...

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Sale-A-Bration Time Is Here!

Sale-A-Bration is a great time to host a Workshop.  Along with our regular Hostess Benefits, you can earn a FREE Tote when you host a $150 Workshop as well as a special Hostess Bundle when your Workshop reaches $400.  Not to mention all the fun you'll have with your family and friends.

To view online, just click the catalog in the right sidebar or click the catalogs tab at the top of the page.

If you don't have your own copy of the new Sale-A-Bration catalog, be sure to e-mail me with your name and address and I'll be happy to send you one.

Until we meet again...

Monday, January 23, 2012

3 x 3 Love Notes

Yes, more Valentine cards.  But, these are just little love notes.  These are two sets of eight.  I thought it would be fun to make some small Valentine cards that would be great to add to a gift bag.   A box of chocolates, a pretty bow and a Valentine love note.  Well, it works for me.

Stamp Sets:  Outlined Occasions (left card), Teeny Tiny Wishes(right card); Ink:  Real Red; Card Stock:  Whisper White, Twitterpated Designer Series Paper, Red Glimmer Paper (left card), River Rock, Love Patterns Designer Series Paper, Pink Pirouette, Whisper White (right card); Accessories & Tools: Big Shot, Hearts Collection Framelits Die, Scallop Oval Punch, Large Oval Punch, Small Heart Punch, Stamping Sponge

Little love notes may be small but they can say so much.

Until we meet again...

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Fresh Vintage Love

This morning I woke up to a rather unpleasant surprise.  My furnace is only blowing out cold air.  It won't be fixed until tomorrow so I'm just keeping busy and utilizing my oven for heat.  I'm taking a bit of a break from baking before I make a batch of cookies.

Today's card is another Valentine card.  I have a few to make to send to family and friends plus I have two swaps happening this week.  Oh, and a class being held at the Crafters Gift Boutique where I have a display.  It's going to be another busy week.

Stamp Sets:  Fresh Vintage, Three Little Words; Inks:  Lucky Limeade, Wisteria Wonder; Card Stock:  Lucky Limeade, Wisteria Wonder, Whisper White; Accessories & Tools:  Big Shot, Hearts Collection Framelits, Adorning Accents Edgelits Die, Stripes Textured Impressions Embossing Folder

Clean and simple.  The new In Colors and the Fresh Vintage Stamp Set from the Sale-A-Bration Catalog are a perfect match.

Until we meet again...

Saturday, January 21, 2012

I {Heart} Hearts

It's been a hectic couple of days so I've not been at the craft table much.  Today is proving to be another very busy one and to add to the mix, I've invited guests for supper tonight.  Now I need to get to the grocery store for what I need that I don't have on hand.  Chili and johnny cake are on the menu and it will sure taste good on this frigid Iowa day!

So, I'm going to keep this short and sweet.  The card I'm sharing today is one I designed for my very first Workshop.  I got a little daring and thought I'd show them my stuff by making a tri-fold card.  Everyone had a fun time making it.

Stamp Set: I {Heart} Hearts; Ink:  Real Red; Card Stock:  Real Red, Whisper White, Brights Designer Series Paper; Accessories:  Big Shot, Vintage Wallpaper Embossing Folder, Stampin' Dimensionals, Stamping Sponge

Some got very creative with their version and the laughter reigned supreme all through the Workshop.  With Sale-A-Bration just around the corner, you'll want to be sure to schedule your own soon.  Contact me for all the great benefits of being a hostess.

Until we meet again...

Friday, January 20, 2012

It's Time To Schedule Your Workshop!

Spending time with friends and family is a reward all by itself. But when you host a Stampin' Up! workshop, the rewards can be even greater! For just sharing what you already love to do with your friends, you can earn FREE Stampin' Up! products, including exclusive stamp sets--available only to those who host workshops.

Take a look at my calendar to see which day works best for you, then contact me to schedule your workshop!

Until we meet again...

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Be Mine

As promised, here is the card I made using the new Hearts Collection Framelits Dies.  You can find it on page six of the new Occasions Mini Catalog.  I used one of the Heart Framelits to cut a heart in the center of the card so it would frame the heart with the figures which is actually attached to the inside of the card.  I've included both outside and inside photos of the card and I hope it gives you the idea of what I did.  When you close the card, the center heart is framed with Dazzling Details.

Stamp Sets:  Take It To Heart, You Are Loved, Outlined Occasions; Inks: Night of Navy, Real Red; Card Stock:  Night of Navy, Very Vanilla; Accessories:  Hearts Collection Framelits, Dazzling Details, Jewels Basic Rhinestones, Stampin' Dimensionals, Stripes Textured Impressions Embossing Folder, Scallop Oval Punch, Stamping Sponge

Another new Framelits Dies is the Labels Collection.  I've not had a chance to play with them yet, but I think it's about time.

Until we meet again...

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

So Saffron Flower

Today's card was inspired by one I saw while browsing cards online.  I was looking for ways to use the new Blossom Punch from the Occasions Mini Catalog and this flower is similar to the one I saw.  I punched out three blossoms then, cut them apart to make petals.  I used my So Saffron Stampin' Write Marker to add the lines on the center of each petal.  For the center of the flower, I used the 1/2" Circle Punch and covered it with Crystal Effects and sprinkled Dazzling Diamonds over it while still wet.

Stamp Set:  Word Play; Inks:  Soft Suede, Stampin' Write Marker So Saffron; Card Stock:  So Saffron, Whisper White, Attic Boutique; Accessories:  Modern Label Punch, Large Oval Punch, Blossom Punch, Jewels Basic Pearls, Crystal Effects, Dazzling Diamonds, Stampin' Dimensionals

I''m loving the new product in the Occasions Mini Catalog.  Tomorrow I'll show you another card made with the new Hearts Collection Framelits. You're going to love them!

Until we meet again...

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Packed For Mom

The Packed For Mom Stamp Set is one I received free for participating in our Worldwide Book-A-Thon.  It has a lot of elements to it and I decided to watercolor only a few of them.  It was a fun card to make.

The background was done using Glossy White Card Stock and waxed paper.  It's called the wax paper resist technique.  I like the image it produced and will certainly use the technique again.  I'm also going to teach it in my February Techniques Thursday class.

Stamp Sets:  Packed For Mom, Teeny Tiny Wishes; Inks:  Marina Mist, Black StazOn, Real Red, Crumb Cake; Stampin' Write Markers in Soft Suede, Marina Mist, Certainly Celery, So Saffron, Daffodil Delight; Card Stock:  Bashful Blue, Watercolor Paper, Glossy White, Love Patterns Designer Series Paper; Accessories:  5/8" Whisper White Organza Ribbon colored with Crumb Cake Ink using a Brayer, Scallop Oval Punch, Large Oval Punch, waxed paper, Stampin' Dimensionals, jewels Basic Rhinestones

Packed For Mom is found on page 39 of the Occasions Mini Catalog.  It can be bought separately or as part of the Packed for Everything Stamp Bundle.

Until we meet again...

Monday, January 16, 2012

Fresh Vintage

The Fresh Vintage Stamp Set is one of my favorites from the upcoming Sale-A-Bration Catalog.  It will be available January 24th.  For every $50 you spend, you can choose a free product from the catalog.  I say that is just fantastic!

Although it is hard to see in the photo, the background on the left side of the card is one I made using the Simply Scored Scoring Tool to make a grid.  Then, stamped the cross points with the stamps from the Fresh Vintage Stamp Set.  I love the way the Pool Party and Soft Suede colors look together.

Stamp Set:  Fresh Vintage; Inks:  Pool Party, Soft Suede; Card Stock:  Pool Party, Soft Suede, Very Vanilla, Attic Boutique Designer Series Paper; Accessories:  1/2" Pool Party Seam Binding, Jewels Basic Pearls, Simply Scored Scoring Tool

Tomorrow's card will feature one of the sets from our Occasions Mini Catalog.  So, be sure to check back. 

Until we meet again...

Sunday, January 15, 2012

Daring Adventure Graduation

With this week so full of birthdays, I needed a short break from birthday cards so I decided to create a graduation card.  I know, it's only January, but it never hurts to think ahead. Daring Adventure jumped out at me and said, "use me!"  It's found on page 145 in the Idea Book & Catalog.  It quotes one of those people I most admire, Helen Keller.  She overcame great obstacles and what better way to let your graduate know that a whole new world awaits them.

Stamp Sets:  Daring Adventure, Teeny Tiny Wishes; Ink:  Soft Suede; Card Stock:  Naturals White, Everyday Enchantment Designer Series Paper, Calypso Coral, Soft Suede; Accessories:  Boho Blossoms Punch, Modern Label Punch, Word Window Punch, Crystal Effects, Dazzling Diamonds, Jewels Basic Pearls, White Baker's Twine, Stampin' Dimensionals

The quote from Helen Keller, "Life is either a daring adventure or nothing," is stamped on the inside of the card.  Because I hand stitched the zigzag on the front of the card, the ugly part of the stitching was visible when the card was opened.  To cover it up, I attached a matching piece of the Everyday Enchantment Designer Series Paper using Stampin' Dimensionals.

Now it's on to more Valentine cards.  I have some really cute 3 x 3 cards I'm making and I'll share those at a later time.

Until we meet again...

Saturday, January 14, 2012

Marina Mist Birthday

To round out a full week, here is the last birthday card made for my grandson, Gage.  He is fourteen today.  I had the privilege of being there the day he was born.  His dad, my oldest son Wayne, was in the Army at the time and away from home.  I was talking to him on the phone when we both heard Gage cry for the very first time!  I could hear the tears and joy in Wayne's voice.  It was a happy time.

Stamp Sets:  Word Play, Take It To Heart, Happy Birthday; Inks:  Soft Suede, Marina Mist; Card Stock:  Marina Mist, Attic Boutique, Glossy White, Whisper White; Accessories:  1-3/4" Scallop Circle Punch, Ticket Corner Punch, Stampin' Dimensionals

Gage's and Rodney's are the same but with a different combination of colors.  I had card stock left over after using the Wax Paper Resist Technique.  It's a neat technique and it worked well for masculine cards.

And, there you have all of the birthdays in just this one short week.

Until we meet again...

Friday, January 13, 2012

Big Wish Birthday

Today is a very special day.  It is my oldest grandson's birthday.  Rodney is now twenty-one years old.  I just keep asking myself, "Where did the time go?"  I remember him as such a happy little guy.  I have pictures of him with his chubby cheeks and big smile.  He has one of those smiles that is catching and you just have to smile along with him.

Stamp Sets:  Take It To Heart, Word Play, Happy Birthday; Inks:  Marina Mist, Soft Suede; Card Stock:  Soft Suede, Well Worn Designer Series Paper, Glossy White, Whisper White; Accessories: 1-3/4" Scallop Circle Punch, Ticket Corner Punch, Stampin' Dimensionals

Happy 21st Birthday, Rodney.

Until we meet again...

Thursday, January 12, 2012

A Week Full Of Birthdays

For the last two days, I've been working on birthday cards for three of my grandsons.  Their birthdays follow one right after the other.  A tradition I started a few years ago, was to take the birthday boy or girl out to dinner at a real, sit down restaurant of their choice.  Since I don't eat fast food, I don't allow that as an option.  :-)  After dinner, we go shopping.  I let them pick out their own gift.  That's right!  There is method to that madness.  By doing so, I know it is something that they want and will like.  For those grandchildren who live in other states, I just send them a check and they get to spend it on something they want.  So far, it has worked out well.

So, for today's post, I'm sharing Devin's card.  His birthday is today and he is now eleven.  If all goes well, he will spend Friday night with me and I'll take him out to dinner and a movie.  On Saturday, we'll go gift shopping before I take him home.  I'm really looking forward to it!

Stamp Sets:  Outlined Occasions, Swirls & Curls Verses (retired); Ink:  Soft Suede; Card Stock:  Marina Mist, Soft Suede, Attic Boutique Designer Series Paper, Glossy White, Red Glimmer Paper, Whisper White; Accessories:  Big Shot, Peekaboo Frames Bigz L Die, Hearts Collection Framelits, Vanilla Scented Stampin' Emboss Powder, Embossing Buddy, waxed paper, Modern Label Punch, Word Window Punch

Devin is my on his way to computer guru and a game player.  Put him in front of a video game and he will play it for hours.  It will be interesting to see what he selects for his gift.

Until we meet again...

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Hello Blossom

The Everyday Enchantment Designer Series Paper looks great with Soft Suede Card Stock.  It really sets off the new In Colors of Pool Party and Calypso Coral.  This card is a clean and simple one and is smaller than what I usually make.  It is a 5" x 5" card.  It was a way to use up some larger scraps of card stock and was just a fun little project.  The little tag is made using the Decorative Label Punch and just placing the card stock in such a way as to change the size of it.  It was shown in a video by France Martin.  I think it is a clever use of the punch.

Stamp Set: Tiny Tags; Ink:  Soft Suede; Card Stock:  Naturals White, Soft Suede, Pool Party, Everyday Enchantment Designer Series Paper; Accessories:  Blossom Punch, Decorative Label Punch, 1/2" Circle Punch, Natural Hemp Twine, Calypso Coral Designer Printed Brad, Stampin' Dimensionals, Dazzling Details

Let me show you how much fun it is to make this card.  Schedule your Workshop today.

Until we meet again...

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

It's Ron, My Schwan's Delivery Man's Birthday

Well, technically it was Sunday, January 8th, but I don't see him again until this Friday and being who I am, I didn't get it done before the date so he will get it Friday.  I also found a cute little truck template and am going to make him a truck and decorate it like his delivery truck.  I know he likes chocolate so I'm thinking a few Hershey's nuggets will be tucked inside, too!

Stamp Sets:  Motorcycle (retired), Teeny Tiny Wishes; Inks:  Jet Black StazOn,  Night of Navy; Card Stock:  Not Quite Navy, Well Worn Designer Series Paper, Watercolor Paper, Cajun Craze; Accessories:  Blender Pen, Mini Brads, Stampin' Dimensionals, Ticket Corner Punch, Modern Label Punch, Word Window Punch

I love this Motorcycle stamp and I want to thank Buffy for sharing it with me.  Every time I use it, I get a lot of compliments.  Sigh... one of these days I'm going to have to send it back to her.

So, let me know what you think.  If you like it and leave a comment and if you e-mail me with your name and mailing address, I'll make you your very own Motorcycle card and send it off to you!  A comment, an e-mail and a card.  It doesn't get any easier than that!

Until we meet again...

Monday, January 9, 2012

Everyday Enchantment

What could be more fun than having new Stampin' Up!® product to play with?  I have been such a busy little bee.  With the llama blog hop and three birthdays this week, I've had to be at my craft table working my little fingers to the bone!  Not really, because I love creating.  The new Everyday Enchantment Designer Series Paper was one I wasn't sure I was going to like.  Seeing it up close has sure changed my mind.  It is one of the products that will be available during our Sale-A-Bration that starts January 24th and runs through March 31st.  For every $50 you spend, you can choose a FREE product from the catalog.  You're going to love it!

Stamp Set:  Teeny Tiny Wishes; Ink:  Soft Suede; Card Stock:  Soft Suede, Very Vanilla, Everyday Enchantment Designer Series Paper; Accessories:  Postage Stamp Punch, 1" Punch, Jewels Basic Pearls, Stampin' Dimensionals

Tomorrow I'll show you another card design using this same paper and a little trick I saw using the Decorative Label Punch.

Until we meet again...

Sunday, January 8, 2012

Have You Ever Wanted To Own Your Own Business?

If so, then I'd like you to consider joining Stampin' Up!®.  As a demonstrator, you will have the flexibility to set your own schedule and be your own boss.  That means more time with your family while growing your own home-based business as well as the potential for additional income.

Whether you want to earn money to support your stamping hobby or build a career, Stampin' Up!® has just what you are looking for.  Here are just a few of the reasons for you to become a Stampin' Up!® demonstrator.

  • A 20 percent product discount!
  • A free monthly issue of Stampin’ Up!’s demonstrator-only magazine, Stampin’ Success!
  • Sneak peeks at brand-new products!
  • Invitations to exclusive Stampin’ Up!® events!
  • Regular get togethers to stamp!
  • And, so much more!

To learn more about becoming a Stampin' Up!® Demonstrator and a member of my team, don't hesitate to ask me about my business.  You can also read more about it in the Join The Fun area of my website.

Until we meet again...

Saturday, January 7, 2012

Three Things To Look Forward To In The New Year

Well, the new year is now a week old and there is so much to look forward to this year from the Coffee Pot Stamping Cafe!  Three of the newest things are:
  1. Two new events are being added to the Stamping Cafe schedule.  One will feature scrapbook pages class and the other will be a techniques class.
  2. Exclusive projects.
  3. Specials and contests announced throughout the year.
To keep up-to-date on all the happenings at the Stamping Cafe, be sure to sign up for my mailing list.  That's how you will get all the latest information.

You will find the sign-up form at the upper left.  Don't miss out on a single thing, sign up today.

Blessings from Marsha

    Friday, January 6, 2012

    Outlined Occasions Be Mine

    The third llama blog hop has officially launched.  I do hope you take the time to go check it out.  You can start by clicking Stampin Llamas Occasionally Occasions Blog Hop.  It will take you to the main page of the blog and you can begin your tour there.

    The card I'm sharing with you today was made before I even started on my contributions to the llama blog hop.  I wanted a clean and simple card and I'm thinking it will be one of the cards we'll make in my Valentine's Day Card Class.

    Stamp Set:  Outlined Occasions; Ink:  Real Red; Card Stock:  Real Red, Love Patterns Designer Series Paper; Accessories:  Hearts Collection Framelits, 3/8" Riding Hood Red Pleated Satin Ribbon, Jewels Basic Rhinestones

    With the busyness of the past couple of days, I'm keeping this post short.  Be sure to check back Monday for the new Schedule of Events at the Coffee Pot Stamping Cafe.

    Blessings from Marsha

    Thursday, January 5, 2012

    Clearance Blitz Ends Today!

    Just a reminder that the fantastic Clearance Blitz ends today, Thursday, January 5th. This sale is only available online so click Here to go to my online store to place your order.

    The sale ends at midnight so don't delay.

    Blessings from Marsha

    Wednesday, January 4, 2012

    Occasions Mini Catalog Is Here!

    I'm so excited!  Now I get to share all the great new product from the Occasions Mini Catalog with you!  I know, I've been sharing  projects with you made with the new product but wasn't able to show you the actual product.  Now I can and you are going to love them!

    I can tell you that one of my favorites is the new Framelits.  There is the Hearts Collection and the Labels Collection.  And, there are stamp sets to go along with them.  Oh, and the new Designer Series Papers and Edgelits Dies and Pleated Ribbon and Scented Stampin' Emboss Powder!  Oh my, there are just so many great new products that I just don't have time to list them all.

    Be sure to check back often this week as I'm going to be posting the Cafe's new Events Schedule and I've added a couple of new classes.  You just aren't going to want to miss any of it!

    So, with that, I'm going to go play with some more of my new Occasions Mini Catalog product.  If you don't have your catalog, let me know and I'll be sure to get one to you.

    Blessings from Marsha

    Tuesday, January 3, 2012

    Take It To Heart

    It's been a busy few days and time in my craft room has been limited.  It was good to finally have a few minutes to make a new card.  Now that the Holiday Mini Catalog is retiring as of midnight tonight, I moved on to adding hearts and doilies.  Valentine's Day is fast approaching and I'm focusing on cards and gifts for that special day.

    Stamp Sets:  Delicate Doilies, Take It To Heart, You Are Loved; Ink:  Island Indigo, Rich Razzleberry; Card Stock:  Pool Party, Island Indigo, Whisper White; Accessories:  Whisper White Bakers Twine, Scallop Edge Border Punch, Buttons

    I stamped the Happy Valentine's Day sentiment from the You Are Loved Stamp Set on the inside of the card in Island Indigo.

    Tomorrow the new Occasions Mini Catalog goes live and it sure is full of some fantastic new products!  If you don't have your catalog, let me know and I'll be sure to get one to you.

    Blessings from Marsha

    Monday, January 2, 2012

    Holiday Mini Catalog

    Didn't you just love the Holiday Mini Catalog?  I know I did.  That's why I'd like to encourage you to take another look at the Holiday Mini Catalog.  It is retiring tomorrow, January 3rd, at midnight so you only have one more day to order those products you just can't live without!

    But, don't despair, several of the products are carrying over.  Below you will find a complete list of all the great products that will still be available.  I've the product number and price for your convenience.

    Just click the Order Stampin' Up!® Online button at the upper right to shop now.

    1″ Square Punch, 124094 - $15.95
    1″ x 8″ Cellophane Bag (50), 124135 - $2.50
    Dazzling Details, 124117 - $2.50
    Holiday Stocking Bigz L Die, 124098 - $32.95
    Peekaboo Frames Bigz L Die, 124581 - $32.95
    Pewter Stampin’ Emboss Powder, 124114 - $4.75
    Shaker Frames, 124155 - $4.95
    Spice Cake Designer Fabric, $124066 - $9.95
    Stocking Accents Originals Die, 124099 - $17.95
    Red Glimmer Paper, 121790 (2 - 12" x 12" sheets) - $4.95
    Silver Glimmer Paper, 124005 (2 - 12" x 12" sheets) - $4.95
    Standard Love Blossoms Stampin’ Around Wheel, 123839 - $6.50
    Snow Burst Textured Impressions Embossing Folder, 124096 - $7.95

    Be sure to stay tuned for all the exciting new things coming up for the Coffee Pot Stamping Cafe in 2012!

    Blessings from Marsha