Thursday, October 13, 2011

Stampin' Up! Strength & Hope Campaign a Success!!!

(photo of Kansas City Pink Fountains from )

Thank you to each of you that purchased the Stampin' Up! Strength & Hope stamp set!  Stampin' Up! contributed $2 from each stamp set purchased to benefit the Breast Cancer Research Foundation.  Here is a copy of the post on the Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Web Site from today...

"You Did It! Results of the Strength & Hope CampaignOctober 13, 2011
The Strength & Hope Campaign, benefiting The Breast Cancer Research Foundation® (BCRF), came to an end on August 31. We thank you and your customers for your amazing support of this global philanthropic campaign. Each of you did your part to make a difference, and by doing so, we raised nearly $60,000, which will go toward helping BCRF "achieve prevention and a cure for breast cancer in our lifetime" (BCRF Mission Statement)."

Today, I also ask that you pray for a cure!

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Halloween Luminaries!

When looking for a project for the retirement center where I share craft projects, I found this cute little luminarie project made from the Sizzix Fancy Favor Box.  It was an easy project " is so simple"!
I cut out the box with the Fancy Favor Box die cut.  Punched holes in front and back with the 1 3/4" circle punch. Ran the box through my Sizzix Big Shot with the Spider Web embossing folder.   Cut 2 pieces of velum 2" square and stamped images from the Wicked Cool stamp set with Stazon.    Adhered velum in windows with glue stick.    Assembled box & adhered sides & bottom with Sticky Strip.  Stamped image on whisper white & punched out with Lg. Oval punch, layered over Scallop Oval punch and adhered on front of box.  Let's see, what is left...yes a pretty black satin bow.  Then made a handle with basic black cardstock, 3/4" wide and adhered on sides of box (bag) with brads.  I also used my Tasteful Trim die cut for the accent accross the bottom of the bag.
And, finishing touch, a battery operated tea light inside!
Love this about trying one yourself.  It could be re-created for any theme, maybe Thanksgiving or Christmas.

Thanks for stopping by today!

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Halloween is coming soon!

October is here, leaves are changing.... I love it! This is my favorite time of year, and each time I go out, I see more signs of Autum! Falling leaves, changing colors, and cool evening temps. And, soon, Halloween will be here. Today I have a Halloween card to share which was created with the Tri-shutter scoring, & cutting technique. Very fun to create. Supplies: Wicked Cool Stamp set, cardstock: Whisper White, Basic Black, Cajun Craze, designer paper: Frightful Sight, punches: 1 3/4 & 1 3/8 circle punches, 2 3/8 scallop circle. Tools used: Simply Scored scoring tool & paper trimmer. Thanks for dropping by!

Monday, October 3, 2011

Stampin' Up! is Giving Away Big Shots!!!

Wow!!! I still can't believe this!!! Stampin' Up! is giving away Big Shots!!! This can get a FREE Sizzix Big Shot die cut machine with the purchase of the Stampin' Up! Starter Kit! The Stampin' Up! Starter Kit is already an awsome deal, over $300 in Stampin' Up! products for only $175! But now, in the month of October, you can either select an additional $100 in Stampin' Up! Products to add on to your Starter Kit, or receive the Sizzix Big Shot Die Cut Machine FREE!!! You all know that I absolutely LOVE being a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator! Stampin' Up! is an awsome company that provides great customer service, provides all the training needed to share my passion for stamping, and of course, "the best rubber stamps in the industry"!!! They have an amazing creative team, and I am proud to offer their products to you! With the holidays fast approaching, wouldn't it be great to own your own Stampin' Business....make your own hours, and share creativity with others. You say you are not creative....all the ideas are there for you on the Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Web Site!!! And, I have been a demonstrator for 5 years... As your upline, I will share whatever I can to help you make your Stampin' Up! business a success!!! You can either visit my business web site at or give me a call TODAY at (816) 238-7508 to learn more about being a Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator and becoming a member of my Stamp Patch Team!!!