Festive Friday Finale Bold Snowflake

Terri Sproul hosts this blog hop all year - we've been making Christmas Cards! For our last hop before the holidays, please join us and link up your own Christmas Card at Terris blog! The blog list is below for your convenience, and be sure to catch all the great projects posted by these talented ladies! My cards for this year can be seen by clicking on the Festive Fridays label.

My cards for this week:

Bold Snowflake

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For some more cheery inspiration please continue on and visit all the lovely blogs participating in this Festive Friday blog hop!
Next on the path is The Robins Nest. Enjoy!!

Happy Crafting,

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Made Just For You Cookie Box

As you browse the Online Extravaganza and dream up possibilities for all that cool stuff on sale... here is a great idea you may want to jump on before the sale ends on November 28th!

Made Just For You Cookie Box
A cookie kit so your recipient can decorate and enjoy some sweetly stamped cookies!!

Some essential elements of this fabulous DIY gift kit are on sale this week:
Kraft Gift Boxes 124106 30% off! - get 3 to make 12 kits
For the holidays I'd use the
to line the boxes - 1 package will do all 12 boxes and leave you with leftover to make other projects!
and use the Gumball Green ribbon to coordinate with the paper order the
You will also need to order:
Circle Treat Cups 116802 - 1 pack of 12

To put these cute cookie boxes together, you'll need to bake a few cookies - 2 Dozen should fill up your 12 boxes. Use your favorite sugar cookie or shortbread recipe, or follow the two recipes included with your stamp set and stamp your cookies before baking. These images will be adorably sweet beyond the holiday season - perfect for a rockstar birthday or congratulations cookies, your graduate, any giftable occasion - weddings or showers, and the flower / snowflake can carry through winter into the summer months... You will get your use out of these!

Special Events Sweetly Pressed Cookie Stamps 126903
While your cookies are in progress, baking and cooling, pick two colors of icing to make - I'd go with white and red, but yellow and blue would be nice, or... well. Whatever you'd like!! Fill your 1/8" cellophane bags with icing, and seal up tightly with a good twist and fold of the top, secured with a bit of Bakers Twine. Once the cookies have cooled, create your bags of 2 cookies and twist and tie with Ribbon. You could create tags to go on the cookies, or a nice lable for the top of the box. Fill your Treat Cups with the sprinkles of your choice, and seal up with a 1 3/4" circle on the back, decorate with some Be of Good Cheer paper punched with the 2 3/8 scallop punch to get that scalloped edge like in the photo. Then, line your boxes using the Be of Good Cheer Designer paper, fill with your cookie kits, and you've got a dozen sweet giftables to pass out to your neighbors, kids at holiday dinner, or some deserving friends!

The cost of the consumable supplies breaks down to less than $5 per box, and you'd get to use these adorable cookie stamps over and over through the year! But hurry - the Online Extravaganza is only on for a few more days, then the cost of gift giving goes back up!

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Stampin' Up! Online Extravaganza

Monday 11/19/2012 kicks off the Stampin' Up! Online Extravaganza!! Mark your calendar, and get that wish list ready!!

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Crafters, it’s time to get techie! Boot up your desktop computer, lug out your laptop, nestle in with your notebook, or shop smart from anywhere with your smart phone. It doesn’t matter how you  get to the World Wide Web, just don’t miss The Online Extravaganza! Our biggest online sale of the year, with discounts of 20%-50% off select products, will be at the convenience of your fingertips November 19th-28th. No standing in lines or fighting crowds required!

Set a reminder so you don't miss the two doorbuster 24-hour sales on Monday the 19th and Wednesday the 28th! Each day, two different groups of favorite products will be on sale for only 24 hours. Believe me, you won’t want to miss this BIG deal - it’s CLEARLY a winner!

While you’re getting all technical, check out the new, FREE card-making app from Stampin’ Up! You
can create e-cards from templates or from scratch to send via email or to post on Facebook. Just
look for the app “Simply Sent” on iTunes or the App Store.
Now that's how crafters get techie!
Happy Crafting!
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Festive Friday Mixed Medley

Terri Sproul hosts this lovely blog hop every 2nd and 4th Friday of the month - we're making Christmas Cards! If you're just joining, please be sure to start at the beginning of the blog list (below for your convenience) and catch all the great projects posted by these talented ladies!

My Card(s) for this week:

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This week I made 4 cards... We're getting down to the wire!! Hahahaha...ahem...
The color combo is not showing in the best of light, but its Certainly Celery, with Marina Mist and Midnight Muse. The base is Certainly Celery Card Stock. I stamped the snowflake form the Mixed Medley Hostess set in Midnight Muse onto the Marina background, added an accent layer of Midnight Muse Card Stock, and the sentiment is a Certainly Celery layer with a 1-3/8" Circle Punch, the snowflake stamped again on the Marina Mist and punched with the coordinating 1-1/4" Scallop Circle Punch, and the small Whisper White circle is stamped in Midnight Muse and hand trimmed. The accent ribbon is Certainly Celery, but a retired spool. The accent bling are Jewels Basic Rhinestones.
For some more cheery inspiration please continue on and visit all the lovely blogs participating in this Festive Friday blog hop!
Next on the path is The Robins Nest. Enjoy!!

Happy Crafting,

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Holiday Helper 2012

Its Autumn.
We just had Halloween.
You're maybe thinking about Thanksgiving.
You are probably trying NOT to think of Christmas yet.

It’s beginning to look a lot like the Holidays. Let’s face it, the holidays seem to appear earlier every year. They also have the uncanny knack of showing up when we are at our busiest. We have holiday gatherings and parties. We have places to go with the kids. Presents that need to be bought. So many things that just have to be done.

Wouldn’t it be nice to have creative ideas delivered to your inbox? 12 days full of great holiday help. These ideas will cover gift giving, decorating and card making. They will be packed full of inspiring ideas. Just when you need the inspiration and the ease of great projects I'm available to you, ready to help you though the busiest time of the year.

The holidays are a time of sparkle and wonder. Handmade gifts and decorating add to that in a way that is uniquely your own. Having inspiration for great projects, that are simple and easy to do, can be a jumping off point that will spark your creativity. Adding that little bit of your own personal touches to decoration, cards and gifts really does show that you care enough to go that extra step.

For Email Newsletters you can trust

Sign up for my newsletter, and I will also send you the 12-day Holiday Helper. Set to be delivered to your inbox every morning starting November 19th. Sign up for my monthly newsletter HERE before November 15th. Just add your name and your primary email address and click submit.

I'm here to help you add that sparkle and glitter to your Holidays!

And, before you know it the holidays will be upon us and time will F L Y by and - BAM! 2013 will be here!! Create an account at my online store for easy ordering, and so I can send you spring catalogs including the FABULOUS Sale-a-bration catalog. Real paper catalogs, right to your door

You should know that my online store is available to order anytime day or night, and shipping is FAST! You know we ship anywhere in the US? And that you can even earn Hostess Rewards when your order is over $150.00?

Be one of the first to get the new Spring Catalogs - set up an account at my online store today:

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Q&A Stampin' Up! Single Stamps

Stampin' Up! Single Stamps

Q: I’ve heard that Stampin’ Up! is offering single stamps, is that true?

Single Stamps

A: Yes! Customers and demonstrators around the world voted and the result was a trial release of a few favorite Stampin’ Up! stamps as single stamps! Here’s the scoop on single stamps:

Why Single Stamps:
Sometimes there is just one stamp in a set we use over and over again. Now you can easily sample a few stamps from a variety of stamp sets. Plus, these single stamps make great gifts for friends, family, teachers, neighbors, teens – you get the idea – everyone! Now that’s a stocking stuffer I’d love to have in my stocking! Wouldn’t you?

What Stamps:
• Your choice of individual stamps from the Word Play, Seasonal Sayings, and Perfectly Penned stamp sets
• 7 select images from a variety of popular stamp sets
• 3 never before seen special release individual stamp images

Single Stamp Details:
• Clear-mount only, no wood-mount option
• Clear Blocks are not included, but the recommended block size is listed with the stamp on the flyer
• Single Stamps are packages individually in cellophane bags. Clear-Mount Stamp Cases (#119105) for storing your collection of single stamps can be purchased separately

Single Stamps are a pilot program, so contact me today to order your favorite single stamp images while they are available! Don’t forget to make your list and check it twice – single stamps will be a favorite gift!
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View Single Stamps at my Online Store, Click Here www.MidnightCrafter.StampinUp.net

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