Thursday, November 29, 2012

Two Great New Bundles!


Around the holidays, people are always looking for cute ways to package little treats and gifts for co-workers, teachers, neighbors, and friends. At 20% savings, holiday packaging bundles are an affordable and adorable solution. Simply add a treat or gift and assemble.

Here are the details:

Available November 29-January 2.
Trimmings & Tags Bundle
Item 132769
$13.50 (a $16.85 value)
Includes
  • Gusseted Cellophane Bags (25 bags; 5" x 3" x 11-1/2")
  • Snow Festival Designer Printed Tags (25 double-sided tags; 4-1/2" x 3-1/8")
  • Cherry Cobbler 1/4" Sweater Trim (10 yards)
Petite Treats Bundle
Item 132770
$13.50 (a $16.85 value)
Includes
  • Glassine Bags with die-cut edges (10 bags; 3" x 5" x 1-1/2")
  • Handmade Holidays Stitched Felt (8 pieces)
  • Gumball Green 3/8" Stitched Satin Ribbon (10 yards)
Order now at my ONLINE STORE to get these great kits in time for gift giving!

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Christmas Good Cheer


Hello there!  Today's post is my goddess post for this week's Stampin' Royalty challenge.  The challenge is Tags.  I have been using a lot of tags lately, they have become trendy again!  Go create a wonderful item that either is a tag, or has a tag on it, and head on over to Stampin' Royalty to link it up.


Check out this awesome tag.  It is a FREE MDS download!  Head on over to my ONLINE STORE to download it today.  The item number is 132810.  It actually comes in white with black writing, but I wanted to recreate the chalkboard look, so I put a punch behind it, colored it black, then turned the writing white and put a vintage overlay in white on top and reduced the opacity.  It is not a complete match to the SU one, but very close.  Gumball green ribbon and cherry cobbler bakers twine add a bit of color.  I also pulled out my jingle bells again, I really love them.


I made a total of four tags.  The top tag was made using the Be of Good Cheer digital download and MDS2, I printed out the DSP and the candy cane, easy peasy.  The bottom tag was made using punches and framelits.

 
This is a very simple tag with punches, framelits and my printed MDS2 DSP.  The possibilities are endless.  I will use these for gifts and write on the back with the new silver metallic pen that is perfect for the holidays.
 
 
Today is the last day to take advantage of the wonderful prices of the Online Extravaganza.  If you have not tried MDS2, now is the time to get it.  There are three options to choose from, starting at $9.98 for an upgrade to $39.99 for the full MDS2+ version.  Such a great price!  Don't forget to head to my ONLINE STORE now to get your free download!
 
If you have any questions about MDS, or any of the products that I used on today's projects, drop me an email.  Your comments are always welcomed and enjoyed.  I hope you were inspired today, enjoy!

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Happy Thanksgiving!

 
 
Thanksgiving Delights

On Thanksgiving Day we're thankful for
Our blessings all year through,
For family we dearly love,
For good friends, old and new.
 
For sun to light and warm our days,
For stars that glow at night,
For trees of green and skies of blue,
And puffy clouds of white.
 
We're grateful for our eyes that see
The beauty all around,
For arms to hug, and legs to walk,
And ears to hear each sound.
 
The list of all we're grateful for
Would fill a great big book;
Our thankful hearts find new delights
Everywhere we look!
 
By Joanna Fuchs
 
Happy Thanksgiving from the Conner Family!

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Greetings of the Season


Hello there!  Today's card is my goddess card for Stampin' Royalty.  This week's challenge is a sketch challenge, so take a look at the sketch, create something fabulous and head on over to Stampin' Royalty to link up your creation!


Great sketch, right!  Since the Holiday season is here, I need to get my Christmas cards going.


The Candlelight Christmas SDSP has a beautiful classy color scheme.  Real red, lucky limeade, early espresso and very vanilla are just perfect for Christmas.

I love the our new framelits, you can put your shape over any pattern and cut out exactly what you wish.  The smaller window frames framelit was centered over a snowflake and cut out and layered on a larger framelit that was embossed with the vintage wallpaper embossing folder.  A great dotted scallop ribbon border punch in real red accents my stripe DSP.


This cutie little Christmas tree was inspired by the fabulous Connie Babbert, she has an instruction sheet that you can print out and use to get this tree fold.  I punched a circle with my 1 3/4 circle punch, cut it in half and folded it to achieve this look.  A 3/8 designer printed brad in lucky limeade tops off my tree.  My real red circle was embossed with the woodgrain embossing folder for added design.


This wonderful saying is included on the Greetings of the Season stamp set, it was stamped in real red on very vanilla, the end was flag cut.  Some real red stitched ribbon was looped and gathered with lucky limeade bakers twine and two jingle bells from my retired stash were tied on.  Other than then the two bells, this would be a great mailable card, just enough detail that added items would not be needed.



Remember that the Online Extravaganza is going on now, you can shop now at my ONLINE STORE to get some great supplies for the Holiday card making season.  Any order with me will be entered in my November drawing, for a great Tag Bundle.



Here are some cutie pictures of Tate and Paisley, I cannot believe how much she has grown in the short time that we have had her, she is fitting into the Conner Farm very well, and is so sweet.  Thanks for stopping by today, I hope you were inspired, enjoy!

Stamps:  Greetings of the Season
Paper:  Candlelight Christmas SDSP, real red, early espresso, and very vanilla card stock
Ink:  Real Red
Tools:  Big Shot, window frames framelits, vintage wallpaper & woodgrain embossing folders, circle punches, designer printed brads, dotted scallop ribbon border punch, real red stitched ribbon, lucky limeade bakers twine, jingle bells

Friday, November 16, 2012

Online Extravaganza Sale

 
The Online Extravaganza promotion is our biggest online sale of the year! During these 10 days only, you can get incredible discounts-up to 50 percent-on some of your favorite products!

Click HERE to see the Extravaganza flyer and to pick out your favorites that are on sale.
In addition, there will be three products 20 percent off for 24-hours only on both the first and last days of Online Extravaganza-our very own doorbusters! Woot!
  • Discounts range between 20 and 50 percent--awesome!
  • Discounted products are available on all order types (customer, demonstrator, workshop, and online).
  • There's no minimum purchase required to participate in this promotion. Sale on!
  • For product bundles, you need to use the bundle item numbers provided. If you use individual item numbers, you won't get the discount--bummer.
  • You can buy additional products from any of our current catalogs on the same order.
  • November 19-28, with the first day and last day having additional sales
Shop online 24/7 at my ONLINE STORE. All orders will be entered into my monthly drawing for a Holiday gift tag bundle, which includes the Snow Festival Printed Tags, Handmade Holidays Stitched Felt ornaments, a pack of the Kraft gift boxes, and a few yards of coordinating ribbon. I will add another bundle giveaway for each 20 orders I receive. You will receive one entry per order until midnight November 28th, drawing will be held on December 1st, and mailed out that day.
I would love to have you as my customer, I provide great customer service and each order receives a hand made thank you card mailed to you and made my me. ORDER ONLINE or email me if you have any questions. This is a great time to get your Holiday card making supplies!  Have a great day.

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Always Heartfelt


Get ready for a fun new sketch challenge this Thursday, November 15th. Join sketch artist, Margaret Moody, and the rest of the Pals Paper Arts design team with this fun and fabulous sketch.  Post your card on the PPA blog on Thursday and show us your creation! Hope you'll join us!

 


This is a very detailed sketch, it really challenges you.  I originally was going to make this card a Christmas card with the Heartfelt stamp and a Christmas banner, but I decided to go this way instead.  I saw some fabulous pink and green Christmas wrapping paper, and immediately thought to try a Christmas card in these colors, maybe I will later.

The Heartfelt stamp is from the Layered Labels stamp set, I stamped once in primrose petals, then trimmed to a rectangle, stamped again with lucky limeade and cut out the oval.  You know me, I love pink and green together and these colors are beautiful together.


I switched over to the Affection Collection stamp set to make my greeting complete, Always Heartfelt.  The cutie little flag is a stamp as well, so easy to snip out, just follow the lines!  As usual, I picked through my DSP and found the two colors that I was looking for, the lucky limeade from the Summer Smooches DSP, and the primrose petals from the Patio Party DSP.  You can mix and match, in fact I do it ALL the time!


I felt that with all of the fussiness of the patterns, this panel needed to be plain, but not too plain, I zipped the edge through my big shot using my finishing touches edgelit, I liked the whisper white showing through instead of the primrose petals, so I shortened the base layer.


Have I told you lately HOW MUCH I love Stampin' Up! products?  I really do, I had a customer ask recently if I buy "other" stuff, and the answer really is no, I love how our products coordinate, from ribbon, to ink, to paper, to DSP, stamps to framelits, etc... 

I have just recently had a peek at the new mini catalog AND sale-a-bration items, and let me say WOW, I for one cannot wait to get my hands on some of the great new items.  Would you like to get a sneak peek too?  JOIN MY TEAM now and you can get an instant peek!  I would love to have you, we have a very active group with some fabulous benefits, contact me today to sign up!


Here is Paisley sporting her sissy's sweater, it is cold here and the poor baby was shivering.  She is not sure however, if the sweater is worth getting used to.  Thanks for stopping by, I hope you were inspired, enjoy!

Stamps:  Layered Labels, Affection Collection
Paper:  Summer Smooches DSP, Patio Party DSP, whisper white, lucky limeade, primrose petals
Ink:  Lucky Limeade, primrose petals
Tools:  Big shot, finishing touches edgelits, primrose petals satin ribbon, circle punches

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Funky Fabulous!


Hello there!  Today's card is my Goddess card for The Stampin' Royalty weekly challenge blog.  I love to be challenged when creating, and today's picture challenge definitely will start you thinking.  Grab your supplies, create your fabulous creation, and link it up over at Stampin Royalty.  Take a look at the inspiration picture:


I pulled a lot of the colors and patterns out of this picture for my card.  Such a trendy, funky mix.


These three circles were the first elements that I decided on, I basically built the card around these great scallop circles.  I used the Circle Circus and Daydream Medallions stamp sets, and the new small scallop punch.  Some great black and white bakers twine adds flair.


This is a great stamp set that we got at Convention, I love the positive sentiment and thought that the "chalkboard" look would be great on this card.  It peeks out of a pool party designer frame that was snipped out.  I used pool party, summer starfruit, riding hood red, and basic black on this card.  The DSP came from both the summer smooches and the comfort cafe DSP packs.


I love the funkiness of this card, I left the inside blank so that I can use it for any occasion.  We have been very busy here at the Conner house, take a look at some of what we have been doing:






Halloween, Mackie sailing, Tate's 3rd birthday, and our new puppy Paisley.  I forget how much work puppies take, we have been very busy!

Thanks for stopping by today, I hope you were inspired, enjoy!

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Happy Birthday Tate!


Hello There!  Welcome to this week's Stampin' Royalty challenge.  This challenge is a color challenge, take a look, grab your supplies, create something fabulous, and head on over to Stampin' Royalty to link it up.



This entire card was made in MDS2, then printed out.  I used the brand new free download split second for the chevron background, there are about ten of them lined up and recolored.  A simple rectangle with matting, a decorative label punch, many mustaches kit, and That's a wrap bow set ties it up.


I added a second part to the bow tie after it was printed out for added dimension. I glued it onto a gumball green card stock base, and my card was done.


I am not going to say that this card was quick, I am by no means a MDS2 expert, but in the end I am happy with it.


Since taking this picture, Tate is tickled by anything with mustache's on it.  Wait until you see a picture of him in his birthday shirt!


Here is Mackie holding her brother three years ago, they have both changed so much!  Tate came two weeks early due to me developing HELLP syndrome late in my pregnancy.  Luckily, I did not google it until after I had him, it would of scared me silly.  I delivered him fine, and have no lasting symptoms, thank goodness.  He and his sister Mackie bring so much to our lives and we are blessed to have them.

Thanks so much for stopping by, please leave me a comment and let you know what I think.  I will pass on all of the Happy Birthday messages to Tate, he is excited about his day.  I hope you were inspired, enjoy!

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Floral Birthday


The start of November means the start of a new Pals Paper Arts Color Challenge! It's a beautiful and classy color combination that you won't want to miss!  Hop over to Pals Paper Arts on Thursday, November 1st to link up your creation!


This is a great color combo, a great tip for color challenges is to head straight to the SU catalog and check out pages 163-165 and pick which designer series paper matches the challenge colors, this is a great starting point.  In this case, the Fan Fair DSP has all three of the challenge colors, so it was perfect for this challenge.

The Fan Fair DSP has two full pages of these great tags and designs, you will need to carefully cut to maximize all of the patterns.  This one had the 3, but I added a flower from the stippled blossoms stamp set to fill my corner in.  The corners were rounded with the corner rounder punch to match the original design of the tag.


This is a great rolled flower on top of a triple bow.  The Happy Birthday sentiment is from the From My Heart stamp set that was stamped twice and cut with the bitty banners framelits, the crumb cake doily is cut from the delicate doilies sizzlits and a finishing touches edgelit just adds a great element.


We had a wonderful but very busy Halloween, I hope a good time was had by all.  Thanks for stopping by today, I hope you were inspired, enjoy!
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