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Festive Farmhouse Christmas Inspiration

Each month our Direct Team Lead Michelle Zindorf sends us a few elements to us and has us create a card with them. This month she sent us ...

Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Paper Pumpkin #Redboxchallenge ending soon!

If you have not heard the news...Paper Pumpkin is challenging us to Red Box Challenge!

The Paper Pumpkin team is excited for 2018, and they have two great reasons:
(1) This year’s kits are amazing;
(2) They have decided to kick off 2018 with a super fun giveaway.

They are calling it the Red Box Challenge, and it’s easy to get in on the fun! Simply put together a WOW project using an unused, past kit—or buy a past kit that you’ve had your eye on. Then share an image of your project on Facebook or Instagram with #redboxchallenge and you will be entered into a random drawing to win a Paper Pumpkin kit. Now, we think all of our kits are wonderful and amazing--but our random drawing winners will receive the upcoming Paper Pumpkin 5 Year Anniversary March Kit. Think: Gorgeous and collectible. Everyone is going to want one. AND the winners will get it in their mailbox before anyone else. Sound fun? Check out the terms and conditions here, then start crafting your Red Box Challenge project today!

Note: Some project ideas will be selected from the entries and featured in Paper Pumpkin’s monthly newsletter and on our Facebook and Pinterest pages. Past alternative Paper Pumpkin projects you’ve created and posted on social media are not eligible for this contest. 

You have until January 31, 2018 at 11:59 PM (MT) to submit your entries

Will you join in on the fun?

You can go to #Redboxchallenge to see my project for this.

Thursday, January 18, 2018

Candlelight Christmas Fabric project (retired)

Sorry I am late on getting my Christmas projects posted. But hey, the holidays happen:)
This project is a Kleenex box. I have a paper mache box and was not sure how I was going to decorate it. I first was going to use paper. I decided I wanted it to be fabric. I had some left over foam interfacing and decided to use it for the box. I then covered the box with the Candlelight Christmas fabric I had. I am having so much fun with this fabric. I have been buying the fabric whenever I can find it. I am hoping to find enough to make a rag quilt out of it. I also re-purposed an old styrofoam fabric tree (sorry I forgot to take a pic of the before) and I love it. I still feel the tree needs something, just not quite sure.

If you know of anyone who has this fabric and is willing to sell (for a reasonable price) send them my way, donnaschnees2008@embarqmail.com 


 I used two of the stitched embellishment stars from the Quilted Christmas set and added some led lights (they are hidden in the bottom of the base of the tree.) For the streamers I used some jute. I love the country feel it has. I finally added a rhinestone to the center of the stars.


Monday, January 8, 2018

#redboxchallenge

If you have not heard the news...Paper Pumpkin is challenging us to Red Box Challenge!

The Paper Pumpkin team is excited for 2018, and they have two great reasons:
(1) This year’s kits are amazing;
(2) They have decided to kick off 2018 with a super fun giveaway.

They are calling it the Red Box Challenge, and it’s easy to get in on the fun! Simply put together a WOW project using an unused, past kit—or buy a past kit that you’ve had your eye on. Then share an image of your project on Facebook or Instagram with #redboxchallenge and you will be entered into a random drawing to win a Paper Pumpkin kit. Now, we think all of our kits are wonderful and amazing--but our random drawing winners will receive the upcoming Paper Pumpkin 5 Year Anniversary March Kit. Think: Gorgeous and collectible. Everyone is going to want one. AND the winners will get it in their mailbox before anyone else. Sound fun? Check out the terms and conditions here, then start crafting your Red Box Challenge project today!

Note: Some project ideas will be selected from the entries and featured in Paper Pumpkin’s monthly newsletter and on our Facebook and Pinterest pages. Past alternative Paper Pumpkin projects you’ve created and posted on social media are not eligible for this contest. 

You have until January 31, 2018 at 11:59 PM (MT) to submit your entries

Will you join in on the fun?

For my #redboxchallenge entry I chose to use the Paper Pumpkin January 2017 Adoring Arrows with the Bloomin' Love die, I thought this would be good for a Valentines gift. The wine bottle is actually filled with cherry-limeade ( non alcohol) and to create the wine bottle tag I used Stampin' Up's Cheerful Tags die set. and I made a matching card to go with the set. The vase and artificial flowers are from my husband a few years back. He buys me real flowers from time to time. He knows I love them but just hate that the flowers die, so sometimes he buys me artificial so they will last a lifetime:)




Saturday, January 6, 2018

January Card Class of the month

This months card class features Beautiful You with the new Sweet Soiree DSP from the Occasions Catalog:

You will receive the PDF for free for buying the card kit. If you already have the stamp set you can buy just the PDF. At the top bar click on the Monthly Card Classes or here.
You will receive enough materials to make 2 of each design for a total of 8 cards and a bonus box.
1 yard of the new metallic edge Berry Burst Ribbon from the Occasions Catalog along with the pre-cut dsp, punched out circles and etc. ALSO by buying the kit you will also receive free the package of dimensionals for spending more than $25.00 (do not use hostess code because you are paying thru paypal)

More Candlelight Christmas fabric creation

When I get a block with my card making I resort to sewing. My latest sewing project is a tote bag. I found a tutorial by Shabby Fabrics  and it is a free download pattern. The tote bag is called "Fat Quarter Tote." Stampin' Up!'s fat quarter are a little larger than a normal fat quarter, but I was able to adapt to it.

Here is my tote bag and I loved how it turned out :) It even holds my 12 x 12 DSP.






Friday, January 5, 2018

Let the Good Times Roll...




as in roller coasters. Soon spring will be here and everyone will want to be outdoors. Many will go to the zoo, aquamarines, out door shows and many corporations will be holding company picnics. The company I work for holds our picnics at Kings Island, Cedar Point or the Columbus Zoo. This coming year it is at one the amusement parks. So as soon as I saw this set I immediately thought of Cedar Point with all of their roller coasters.
Blue Streak is a wooden roller coaster located at Cedar Point in Sandusky, Ohio. Built by Philadelphia Toboggan Company, Blue Streak opened to the public on May 23, 1964, and is the park's oldest roller coaster. I enjoy watching everyone ride ( I know longer, stomach can no longer handle them) to feel weightlessness, spinning through a tube and when reaching the top to feel that sudden rush in your face as you plummet to the bottom and across to the next thrill.
I have this set and will soon be playing with it. Come back to see what I create with it.

Thursday, January 4, 2018

Barn Door Bundle and 3 ways to SALE-A-BRATION!




Have you seen all the ideas other customers and demonstrators have been showcasing this set!
I have all kinds of ideas rolling in my head. I hope to have one of those ready soon! But for now let me show you...
3 ways to SALE-A-BRATE

A.  This year we have 2 levels of sale-a-bration
• For every $50.00 spent, get a FREE Level 1 item.
• For every $100.00 spent, select 2 free 1 level items or 1 free level 2 item.

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B. Spend $250.00 or more, and get $25.00 extra in product (your choice) in addition to the regular Stampin’ Rewards.  You also get to earn sale-a-bration items.  For example: Let’s say you place an order of $250.00, you will get $25.00 in regular Stampin’ Rewards plus $25.00 in Sale-a-bration Bonus Rewards, plus five level 1 sale-a-bration choices OR two level 2 item and 1 level 1 item.
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C. Get the $99 starter kit and get 2 bonus stamp sets (any price). 
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Contact me for me information @ donnaschnees2008@embarqmail.com

Wednesday, January 3, 2018

Year-End Sales Event it over but the party is just starting for the 2018 Occasions and Sale-A-Brations!


It is finally here!!


Take a look at this sweet bundle. I instantly fell in love with the Sweet Soiree DSP and I knew what I wanted to create with it.

Here I used the Beautiful You stamp set from the annual catalog to go with the Sweet Soiree DSP. This is my New Monthly Card Class in the Mail. This class will only be available for January. 

 You will receive enough items to create 8 cards, two of each design and the bonus box. You will receive all the card stock and dsp pre-cut, punched pieces, 1 yard of ribbon, 8 rhinestones, 1 doily cut in half and two ink pads, Berry Burst and Powder Pink. You can buy the PDF only for $10.00 or the card kit (clear mount or wood mount stamp set)


To place an order go to the top bar and click on Monthly Card Classes and click on the drop down to pick which item you want.. The final total will include shipping and taxes.

If you have any issues please contact me @ donnaschnees2008@embarqmail.com

Tuesday, January 2, 2018

Bublble Over + Bubbles & Fizz Designer Series Paper






If you did not see my sneak peek of the card I made, go here to see it. This is a card set and there is a tutorial you can buy for $10.00,  buy the bundle and get the tutorial for free or buy the card kit with the Bubble Over Bundle. To buy these items go to the top bar and click on Tutorials for Sale or click here

Starting January 3rd the new Occasions and Sale-A-Brations begin through May 31.  But do not forget the Year-End Sales event and the Holiday Catalog ends January 2.

This is also a great opportunity to join Stampin' Up! Join January 3rd and get the new Occasions items in your kit, also check out the clearance rack, these also can be put in your kit. Get $125.00 worth of items for only $99.00. This kit will qualify for a FREE Sale-A-Bration item. Add 10.00 more to your order to take over $100.00 and you can get a second Sale-A-Bration item FREE or  one item from the $100.00 Sale-A-Bration for FREE.

Stampin' Up! 2018 Occasions Catalog Designer Series Paper






These paper are so lovely and magical!


Here is a closer look at some of the ones I got so far...
Up first is Bubbles and Fizz DSP. These are a double sided paper. I have a tutorial you can by to make cards from this set. See it here, this PDF will be available January 3rd when the catalog goes live. You can see more on page 32 of the Occasions Catalog for the stamp, Bubble over, and dies, Bottles and Bubbles. The DSP is a free item for the $50.00 spent category on page 13 of the Sale-A-Bration catalog.













This set can be for kids or adults. Go here to see the card I created with this set.

This next set is so versatile. This can be for weddings, showers, birthdays, anniversaries, valentines and so much more.

The Sweet Soiree Suite

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I just love all that foiling on this set. There is a bundle that goes with this set. The stamp set is called Cake Soiree with Sweet Cake framelits. These are on page 12 and 13 of the new Occasions Catalog.

This last set I have to show you is for the man in your life. It is masculine with a little bit of sophistication added to it. Make a bold statement whether it is your husband, father, brother, son or friend with this new set.

True Gentleman Suite











These designs are perfect for the teenager with the denim feel, a boss at work, the hubby for his birthday, for the grandpa who loved his pipe, the nerdy computer guru of the family and so much more. The stamp set is called Truly Tailored and there is a punch that coordinates with this set called Tailored Tag Punch all on page 45 of the Occasions Catalog.

You can order all of these starting January 3rd. If you do not have a demonstrator, I would love to help you out. Contact me at donnaschnees2008@embarqmail.com or go to stampinup.com and sign up and choose me as your demonstrator.

Keep your eyes open for upcoming projects with these sets!



Occasions and Sale-A-Bration Catalogs

Occasions and Sale-A-Bration Catalogs

2018-2019 Annual Catalog, click the catalogs below to see the PDF

2018-2019 Annual Catalog, click the catalogs below to see the PDF
Place any size order and get a free catalog! or click on image to download FREE PDF

Holiday Catalog is soon to be over, hurry while supplies last!

Holiday Catalog is soon to be over, hurry while supplies last!
Click on image to download FREE PDF

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