Monday, October 31, 2011

TODAY IS THE LAST DAY TO GET THE OCTOBER SPECIALS!

Don't miss out on your chance to get FREE stamps!

CLICK HERE FOR DETAILS!
Stampin' Up! has some great new cookie stamps that are a must have for your holidays!

ORDER YOUR COOKIE STAMPS HERE!

Need a Big Shot?? This FREE BIG SHOT DEAL is to "die" for. Don't let this opportunity slip away!

BECOME PART OF MY STAMPIN' UP! TEAM AND ENJOY A FREE BIG SHOT (OR $100 IN FREE PRODUCT) HERE!

HAVE A WICKEDLY COOL HALLOWEEN!

It is a great Fall day here in Michigan, and hopefully the rain will hold off for all our trick or treaters tonight!

I made this cute little Halloween card using the Wicked Cool stamp set. I love the non-traditional Halloween colors!

ORDER YOUR WICKED COOL STAMP SET HERE!

HAPPY HALLOWEEN TO ALL!

MORNING MADNESS IS SNEAKING UP ON US!



Just a reminder that Tuesday, November 1st is the last day to RSVP for Morning Madness on November 8th. We will be making four holiday/Christmas cards. Class is from 10:00 a.m. to noon. I will have coffee and water and all the materials you need cut and prepped for you to make your cards, along with envelopes. All you need to do is provide your own adhesive. Cost of the class is $15. If you have any questions, please contact me.

Friday, October 28, 2011

TIME IS RUNNING OUT FOR YOU TO GET YOUR FREE BIG SHOT!

Stampin' Up's! Offer to "Die" For is running out!

Ceck out this video where Shelli Gardner, Stampin' Up! cofounder and CEO, discusses October's special offer for new demonstrators: a FREE Big Shot or up to $100 USD in FREE Stampin Up! products.



VISIT MY WEBSITE HERE FOR ALL THE DETAILS AND TO JOIN MY STAMPIN' UP! DOWNLINE TODAY!

Thursday, October 27, 2011

STEPPIN' OUT IN STYLE!

As soon as "That Michelle" saw the Halloween High Heel I made (inspired by the one in our demonstrator monthly publication), she knew she wanted to make one with Red Glimmer Paper~~a ruby slipper, what a great idea!!

Here is what we came up with! This is a front view of the shoe with a bag of candy kisses inside. We used the Northern Frost Sizzlits Decorative Strip Die for the Big Shot to make the snowflake on the front and put a Red Glimmer Brad in the center of the snowflake. It really dresses it up!


This photo is also of the front, but the shoe is empty. As you can see, we lined the shoe with some Silver Glimmer Paper! This is so sparkly in real life!


Here is the side view of the Glam High Heel. I wish I could find a pair of these in my size to show off over the holidays!!


The Red and Silver Glimmer Papers are available in the Stampin' Up! Holiday Mini Catalog.

CLICK HERE TO ORDER YOUR GLIMMER PAPER NOW!

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

FREE MDS DOWNLOADS COMING SOON!

Digital Scrapbooking Day is November 5th, 2011. Stampin' Up! loves to celebrate, and they are going above and beyond for Digital Scrapbooking Day.


Stampin' Up! will be celebrating Digital Scrapbooking Day with a four-day online event you won't want to miss! Digital Scrapbooking Day is November 5, but Stampin' Up! will keep the celebration going from November 4-7! The celebration will include free downloads, blog posts with exciting project ideas all weekend long, and the announcement of the 2011 My Digital Studio Contest winners.

Be sure to mark your calendars and come celebrate with Stampin' Up! and me!

Monday, October 24, 2011

BROOKWOOD MAKE A DIFFERENCE DAY FLEA MARKET!

BIG, HUGE THANK YOU!! Thank you so much to all of you who participated in the Brookwood Make A Difference Day Flea Market. I enjoyed visiting with you as you shopped for all the great bargains. We successfully raised $17,238; all of which will be divided amongst the five charities we chose to support this year.

Thank you for helping us out this year; we appreciate all of our shoppers, and we wouldn't be able to do this without you!

HAUNTED FOREST!

Here is a great Halloween card made with the Haunted Forest stamp set available now in the Stampin' Up! Holiday Mini Catalog.


I used a little different technique to make this card. The Top Note Big Shot Die (where my image is stamped) opens up, and you can write your message inside the Top Note!

CLICK HERE TO ORDER YOUR HAUNTED FOREST STAMP SET NOW!

Friday, October 21, 2011

BROOKWOOD MAKE A DIFFERENCE DAY FLEA MARKET!

This is a Halloween Sucker Treat I donated to the Brookwood Make A Difference Day Flea Market!

Make A Difference Day is Saturday, October 22nd, 2011. Those of us in the Brookwood Subdivision observe Make A Difference Day each year by hostessing a HUGE FLEA MARKET! Last year we raised over $14,000 for some great charities (Baldwin Soup Kitchen; Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation International; Paint a Miracle and The Women's Fund of the Community Foundation of Rochester). The flea market is held in the clubhouse at the front of the subdivision from 9:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. In addition to the flea market items you can find hot coffee, and cocoa, fresh muffins and donuts for sale; a raffle and a bake sale. Please stop by to get some great deals and to help us raise money for these worthy charities.

CHECK OUT THE BROOKWOOD MAKE A DIFFERENCE DAY FLEA MARKET WEBSITE HERE!

Thursday, October 20, 2011

MINI MILK CARTON BIGZ DIE GOES BATTY!

I love this little box that looks like a bat for Halloween!

To make this box I used the Bigz Mini Milk Carton Die for the Big Shot.

ORDER YOUR MINI MILK CARTON BIGZ DIE HERE!

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

STAMP-A-STACK LAST CALL!

This Christmas card was made with The Sounding Joy stamp set, which is available in the Stampin' Up! Holiday Mini Catalog. I added a vintage look by using some antique brads and Victorian Ribbon.


If you want to join my October Holiday Stamp-A-Stack and make eight Christmas cards (two each of four different designs) you need to RSVP by Thursday, October 20th. The SAS is Thursday, October 27th from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. I will provide coffee, water, a light snack and everything you need to make your cards. All you need to do is RSVP and bring your adhesive with you to the SAS. Cost of the class is only $15!

Monday, October 17, 2011

PETAL CARD DOUBLE PUNCH FOR HALLOWEEN!

Isn't this just an adorable little Halloween Treat Box?

I used the Stampin' Up! Double Punch to make this great little Halloween Treat Box, along with some Frightful Sight Designer Series Paper, and, of course, some chocolate!

CLICK HERE TO ORDER YOUR PETAL CARD DOUBLE PUNCH TODAY!

Friday, October 14, 2011

CHRISTMAS KEEPSAKE BOX SPECIAL OFFER!

Stampin' Up! is offering this Christmas Keepsake Box while supplies last!
{box measures 6" x 7-1/2" at the base}

Do you want to capture the spirit of Christmas in a box? Well, that's just what you can do with the exclusive Christmas Keepsake Box kit from Stampin’ Up! The completed box is perfect packaging for a gift that will never be forgotten, and the kit itself can be the perfect gift for your favorite crafter! The kit comes with almost everything you need precut for just $19.95, and includes instructions to help you make it.

Here are the Special Offer Details:
•Orders can be placed as demonstrator, customer, workshop, or online orders.
•There is no minimum purchase required, and you may order as many items as you wish with this special offer.

THE CHRISTMAS KEEPSAKE BOX INCLUDES: written instructions and supplies to make your box, along with
* Keepsake box
* Scallop borders (cut using Tasteful Trim Bigz XL Die. Includes First Edition Designer Series Paper (3) and Holly Berry Designer Series Paper (6))
* First Edition Specialty Designer Series Paper strip (2)
* Holly Berry Designer Series Paper piece
* Real Red Top Note (cut using Top Note Bigz Die)
* Real Red Decorative Label (cut using Matchbook Bigz XL Die)
* Wild Wasabi Card Stock strips (3)
* Naturals Ivory Card Stock piece
* Holly Berry Bouquet Designer Fabric (cut to length)
* Real Red 1-1/4" Striped Grosgrain Ribbon (cut to length)
* Real Red 5/8" Grosgrain Ribbon (cut to length)
* Victoria 5/8" Crochet Trim (cut to length)
* Linen Thread (cut to length)
* Champagne Fine Galaxy Stampin’ Glitter
* Vanilla Pearl 1/2" Simply Adorned Bauble
* Pearl Basic Jewels (1 pkg.)
* Holly Berry Boquet Designer Buttons (1 Large Wild Wasabi and 1 Small Real Red)
* Mini Vintage Tag

THE CHRISTMAS KEEPSAKE BOX DOES NOT INCLUDE:
◦Pines & Poinsettias stamp set (order your set here)
◦Early Espresso Stampin’ Write Marker
◦Real Red Stampin’ Write Marker
◦Wild Wasabi Stampin’ Write Marker
◦Adhesives
◦3/16" Corner Punch
◦Paper Cutter
◦Paper Snips
◦Needle
◦Glue gun

CLICK HERE TO ORDER YOUR CHRISTMAS KEEPSAKE BOX WHILE SUPPLIES LAST!

A LITTLE TREAT!

Hello, where does the time go? It has been sunny and beautiful here in Michigan, and I have been super busy with workshops, classes, etc... I admit, I have been making lots of samples for the upcoming holidays and getting a little caught up in cleaning, fall gardening... Then, all of the sudden the day has disappeared and I haven't yet posted to my blog. In an attempt to make up for it, I am giving you a few posts today to try and catch up.

Please ENJOY!!

Thursday, October 13, 2011

HIGH HEELS FOR HALLOWEEN!

Isn't this high heel just adorable~~and it's filled with chocolate too. Seriously, what could be better than a black shoe and chocolate??

Every month Stampin' Up! demonstrators get a magazine called Stampin' Success, and it is jammed full of creative ideas. This shoe was in the October Stampin' Success, and as soon as I saw it, I knew I had to make one. SO, here is my version.

There are endless ideas for using this high heel at showers, parties, weddings....
What woman doesn't love a new heal??

GHOSTLY HALLOWEEN!

I LOVE MY STAMPIN' UP! PUNCHES!

In the Stampin' Up! Holiday Mini you can find these awesome little 1" x 8" Cellophane Bags. They are only $2.50 for 50 of them~~such a wonderful deal. AND they make the cutest little treat holders for any holiday/season. For this little "Goody" I used the Stampin' Up! Owl Builder Punch to make my Ghost and the hat from the Wicked Cool stamp set. I filled my little bags with Gobstoppers for all the Ghouls out on Halloween!

CLICK HERE AND PLACE YOUR ORDER TODAY TO MAKE THIS GREAT LITTLE HALLOWEEN TREAT!

AWESOME "LOLLY" PUMPKIN!

Well, "That Michelle" has spoiled me once again!! Check out this great Lolly Bag!

At our last demonstrator get together Linda shared this idea, and I just loved it! Imagine my surprise when "That Michelle" gave me one! I am so totally spoiled by Stampin' Up! Demonstrators! This makes a great Halloween Treat that I know my neighbors are going to love.

Thanks so much, Linda and "That Michelle" for spoiling me!

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

THE WORLDWIDE WORKSHOP BOOK-A-THON HAS BEGUN!



Stampin' Up! Demonstrators around the world are combining their efforts today and trying to reach their goal of scheduling 10,000 workshops. Please join us in our efforts and contact me today to book a workshop!!

ckolly@stampingismybusiness.com
248-652-4606

Monday, October 10, 2011

STAMPIN' UP! WORLDWIDE WORKSHOP BOOK-A-THON!

Tomorrow, Tuesday, October 11th, 2011 is the Stampin' Up! Worldwide Workshop Book-A-Thon! Please join me tomorrow in helping Stampin' Up! reach their goal of booking 10,000 workshops to take place during the Worldwide Week of Workshops (November 1st through the 8th).

What does that mean? Well, I'm glad you asked! For Stampin' Up! Demonstrators, it means FREE GOODIES when we book workshops and lots of fun when we hold workshops during the Worldwide Week of Workshops. For hostesses, it means lots of FREE HOSTESS GOODIES when you have your workshop and lots of time spent having fun stamping with your friends at your workshop. Plus, when you schedule a workshop with me tomorrow during Worldwide Workshop Book-A-Thon and hold your workshop during the Worldwide Week of Workshops (November 1st through the 8th), I will give you a FREE GIFT!

I have several dates available during November 1st through the 8th, so please contact me to book your workshop, help SU! reach their goal, and enjoy a great time with your family and friends.

You can email me at: ckolly@stampingismybusiness.com
or call me at: 248-652-4606

Thursday, October 6, 2011

STOCKING BUILDER PUNCH!

I think this is a very festive holiday card! AND we'll be making it in the Rubber Room at the next Holiday Stamp-A-Stack on October 27th.

The Stampin' Up! Holiday Mini is busting at the seams with great products, and I've used the Stocking Builder Punch for the stocking on this card, along with some Frostwood Lodge Designer Series Paper, also available in the Holiday Mini Catalog. I used the Perfect Pennants Bigs XL Die to make the fancy circle I mounted my stocking onto. These two items pair perfectly together for this festive card.

CLICK HERE TO ORDER YOUR STOCKING BUILDING PUNCH TODAY!

If you want to make this card, RSVP to join my Holiday Stamp-A-Stack on October 27th. You can see all the details for the class by visiting my "Class Schedule" at the top of my blog.

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

WITCH'S BOOT!

Isn't this the coolest Witch's Boot? Several Stampin' Up! Demonstrators have been sharing their patterns and ideas for this boot, so I knew I had to give it a try!


I made this one and then decided I needed to turn it into a little elf's boot. Check out my post below to see how easy it is to make this cute little treat box!

LITTLE ELF BOOTIE!

Here is what "That Michelle" and I came up with for the holidays~~it's a little elf bootie filled with candy kisses!


Here is a closer view of the toe with the little jingle bell on it! I think this is just the cutest!

For our little elf bootie we used the Bigz L Holiday Stocking Die and the 3 1/2" Original Big Shot Die, along with Silver and Red Glimmer Paper, some Garden Green Card Stock, the Snow Burst Textured Impressions Embossing Folder and Mini Jingle Bells. To make it into a three-dimensional treat holder, we added a Bigz XL Dies Box #2.

This would make a great teachers' gift, hostess' gift, etc....

Don't have a Big Shot?? Join Stampin' Up! during the month of October, and you get a Big Shot FREE!

CLICK HERE TO JOIN MY STAMPIN' UP! FAMILY TODAY AND GET YOUR FREE BIG SHOT!

CLICK HERE TO ORDER YOUR SUPPLIES TO MAKE THIS AWESOME GIFT!

Monday, October 3, 2011

LAST CALL FOR MORNING MADNESS!

Next Tuesday, October 11th, is Morning Madness. We will meet in the Rubber Room from 10:00 a.m. to Noon, and we will make four different cards. I will provide coffee, water and all the materials for your cards. You need to remember to bring your adhesive with you. Cost of the class is $15, and you must RSVP by Tuesday, October 4th.

Sunday, October 2, 2011

EVEN MORE GREAT DEALS!


Stampin' Up! has added lots more items to the Clearance Rack, including some holiday goodies. Be sure to check it out and scoop up some great savings!

SEE THE CLEARANCE RACK HERE!

Saturday, October 1, 2011

STAMPIN' UP! IS AMAZING!!!

Stampin' Up! has outdone themselves once again~~this is such an awesome company to work for! During the month of October they are giving away FREE STAMPS, FREE BIG SHOTS AND THEY ARE INTRODUCING A NEW LINE!!! Check out all the details below and become a demonstrator or start shopping!