Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Happy Holidays!

I just wanted to take this moment and wish you all a Happy Holiday this year. I look forward to Stamping with you in 2009! Check back next week for updated creations and let me know if you need anything. I will be off all week stamping! Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Stampin Up's New Promotion

Love You Much Promotion and Class
Today, Stampin' Up! Introduced a great Valentine's Day promotion that will run from Dec 23rd-Jan 31st at 20% off. Here's the details below- I've ordered mine and when I receive it after the holidays, i'll post some new creations with it!

The Love You Much Bundle includes the following:

Description Retail Value

Love You Much stamp set $25.95
Candy Lane Designer Series paper (Close to Cocoa, Pink Pirouette, Riding Hood Red, Very Vanilla) $9.95
Heart To Heart punch $15.95

Bundle Retail Value $51.85
Love You Much Bundle (20% off; item 115405)

Purchase the Love You Much Bundle, at a savings of 20% off from December 23-January 31, 2009, for $41.48 before tax and shipping

***Upcoming class with this kit***

I will also be hosting a class on Saturday morning January 31st from 9-11am where you will get this bundle as well as make 3 valentines day projects using your kit. Price of the class is $55.00 and includes your bundle, tax, shipping and all other supplies to make 3 really cool 3D projects! Plus you can stay for my 11am class and get 2 classes in 1..........without having to come 2 seperate days! Sign up for your bundle today!

Monday, December 15, 2008

New Catalog "Sweet Stems" Preview

Ok.............finally something not Christmas........are you shocked? Well it was driving me crazy to not play with my new preordered stamp set from the new catalog, so I made a few cards last night using the new set called Sweet Stems and the new designer series paper. Looks like these new spring colors are going to be Kiwi Kiss, Regal Rose, Rose Red and Perfect Plum! Spring is on it's way!

Stationary Box

I also attempted to make this Stationary box using the "Winter Post" stamp set. These take forever to make but are such a cute gift idea. They hold postage stamps, 3x3 note cards, tags and regular size cards as well as a pen and paper. I have the instructions if anyones interested. Just email me!

More Christmas

I love how Angie Juda made this card with all punches. You use the 1/2", 1", and 1 1/4" inch circl punches to make the tree and case her idea. I used some of my fancy scrapbooking brads to make the tree top but you could use ribbon as well.

Candy Boxes

Here's some better pictures of the boxes I made. I found this template on splitcoast. I used my new felt flurries and build-a-brads to spruce it up a little! Plus I found clear asitate at Michaels in the drafting aisle and used it to make a window so you could see candy inside.

Holiday Stamping!

Now that the last class of the year is over, I have been playing with all my left over Christmas product and putting to good use the "12 days of Christmas" I bought off of Becky over at Inking Idaho. The packet was $12.95 but i've really used it to make cute stuff. Here's some of my alterations to her originals. Enjoy!

Last Stamp Class of the Year

Wow..........i've been meaning to get these pictures up for over a week now. It has been so crazy trying to get ready for Christmas. Here's some pictures of my last class and the rob your neighbor presents that I gave each person who attended class.

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Retiring Stamp List is Now Available!

Happy Tuesday Stamping everyone,

Today Stampin' Up! introducted 2 great promotions!

First, you can see the retiring list and take 10% off all those stamp sets from now through December 23rd

Second, Stampin' Up! is offering FREE SHIPPING on all orders of $70 or more that are placed from now-December 23rd (not just the retiring sets)

So, this is a great time to load up on supplies and retiring product!

I have posted the stamp sets for sale here http://www.stampinup.com/us/documents/Retired_Lists_US2.pdf

if you need a bigger copy, email me at craftymelissa@sbcglobal.net


Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Catalog Sampler 20% off items

Buy any sets from this sampler from December 1, 2008-January18, 2009. Spend $20 and get 20% off any stamp set from the Fall-Winter Sampler.

Stamp sets
111564 Flight of the Butterfly
regular price $31.95 sale price $25.56

112911 Vuelo de la mariposa (Spanish Flight of the Butterfly)
regular price $31.95 sale price $25.56

111676 Puns from the Past
regular price $27.95 sale price $22.36

111660 Just Jawing
regular price $25.95 sale price $20.76

111624 Dreams du Juor
regular price $18.95 sale price $15.16

111700 Thank You Kindly
regular price $13.95 sale price $11.16

111714 Wow Flowers
regular price $12.95 sale price $10.36

112955 Flores llamativas (Spanish Wow Flowers)
regular price $12.95 sale price $10.36

111600 Bella's Bloom
regular price $12.95 sale price $10.36
We will be using many of these stamp sets in class on December 6th. I will also be placing an order after class on Saturday for anyone that is interested in ordering any of these or other items out of the catalog.
Happy Stamping!!

Friday, November 28, 2008


Ok, so I havn't gotten as much posted and created today as I would have hoped. I got the itch to at least get out and do a little bit of shopping. Plus I think I ate so much food yesterday that i'm just moving a little slower than usual. See above our turkey (1 of 2) and our 10,000 side dishes. It's funny, this is the first time i've actually ran out of room on my countertop. Even a challenge for me!
Also, we had over our friends for dinner that just happen to live right across the street and they have a yorkie too- it's scotch's girlfriend Zoe. Scotch is on the left, Zoe on the right racing for the water bowls.

Setting the Creative Mood!

Here's the entrance into my new stamping haven! It took me forever to get this Vinyl Lettering up when you come down the stairs, but I love it. Sets the "creative" mood.

December 6th card class cards

Here's some creations i've made today. These are the cards for our December 6th class and the project which is an ornament made with the big shot scallop die! Enjoy!

Thursday, November 27, 2008

Holiday Extravaganza Sale

Stampin' Up! is offering a great Holiday Extravaganza sale right now! Kindof like a day after Thanksgiving sale only this one runs through Monday December 1st- it's tons of bundle packs from stamp sets to accessories to scrapbooking items! Check out the flyer today and call or email me your orders by Monday. Items are while supplies last, so act fast! You can also visit www.craftymelissa.stampinup.net to see the special and even order through my website.

Christmas Card using all punches

This is a card I made for a swap I did with some demonstrator friends this past week. Just thought I would share. It is all made with punches for the whole topiary. I got this great idea from Inking Idaho who's a blog to the right- she sells her 12 days of Christmas directions (this was one of the ideas) for $12.95. I plan to try and make more from it this weekend!

Glass Plate Centers for Sale

If anyone still needs more circles for their plates of other holidays we made at the November 15th class, here's the ones i'm making to order for $2.00 each. If you're interested, let me know!

Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving everyone! Hope everyone is enjoying Turkey Day with family and friends. Hope you enjoy the great long weekend and get some stampin' done! Here's some stampin i've done so far..........3 more days to stamp!

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Decorative Plate for November 15th Class

Here's finally the picture of the decorative plate with 5 changeable centers we'll be making at class this coming Saturday. I think it looks so great with the plate stand- I got it at Micheals for $6.99 (use a 50% off coupon and it's only $3.50)

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Stampin' Up! November Promotion

From November 10-30, get 20 percent off all Rub-Ons when you spend $20 on Stampin' Up! products.For only $8.76 per package (regularly $10.95), you can get any of Stampin' Up!'s fun and unique Rub-Ons that can be used on cards, scrapbook pages, crafting projects, and more!

Sunday, November 9, 2008

"Holiday Gifts from the Kitchen" class items

For all of you that are coming to my class on Saturday November 15th (next Saturday), here's a sneak peek at some of the items I worked on this weekend for that class. I can't wait. These are going to be some great gift items to give to your friends and family members for the holidays. There's still 3 spots open if you know someone who might like to come! Let me know!

From top to bottom: Cellophane wrapped recipe markers tied with a bow, recipe markers we'll be making, and bottom picture is of the recipe box we'll be making with 4 dividers and 4 recipe cards.

My New Craft Space

As many of you know, we've been working on our basement so I can have my card classes downstairs as well as my workspace. This weekend I cannot tell you how many trips I took from the 2nd story down to the basement.........I got quite a bit of exercise. I think I just have 1 more load and then should be able to start putting things in place for the December class. Here's a sneak peak at my new work space and our "living room" we made in the corner- cozy place to browse through catalogs! Can't wait to show you all more soon!

Sunday, October 26, 2008

"Get Organized in January" -Class January 2nd and 3rd

Here's the clipboard I made that we'll be doing at the January 2nd or 3rd card class. This is using the "2009 Calendar Kit" out of the Holiday Mini. Class is $18.00 and includes everything to make the full years calendar! Sign up sheets will be on hand November 1st, or you can email to sign up as well!
Also, all the months are double sided with cute designer series paper and fit into the cute pocket on the clipboard.

More Christmas Cards we'll be making November 1st

Wow! I didn't realize how much I missed stamping. We've had company in town for over 2 weeks and I havn't been able to stamp........this weekend I caught up on some stamping and finished the cards for the November 1st class. Here's some more of the Christmas cards we'll be making at class. Sorry the picture isn't the clearist. Enjoy!

Sunday, October 5, 2008

Handmade Cards for Sale by Me!!!

As many of you know I make cards outside of class and sell them. Here's some samples above of a variety of Sympathy cards i've made. Cards are $2.00 each or 3 for $5.00. They come with an envelope as well and I have them for any occasion or party you'd like to plan. If you need them shipped, they will come in padded envelope via first class mail for an additional $2.00 on the total of the card order. Email me today for more information! Thanks! craftymelissa@sbcglobal.net

Tic Tac Toe Anyone?

I just whipped this little guy up while Travis checked the daily Illinois standings.........isn't it cute? Now if I just had someone to play it with.............. These can be made for any occasion. For sale through me for $8.00 each. All magnetic insides and extra pieces provided.

Christmas Cards for November 1st Class

Today i've tackled 6 of the 12 Christmas cards we'll be making at the November 1st class. Hope you enjoy. My favorite is the one with the pull out and the snowman. Still spots left if you havn't signed up yet!

Thursday, October 2, 2008

October Stampin Up Promotion!

From October 1st-31st you can purchase any of the above sets at 20% off

Prices listed below reflect the Birthday Sale discount

Big Bold Birthday $22.36

Party Hearty $21.56

Bitty Birthday $10.36

Crazy for Cupcakes $19.16 (what we're using in the Oct 11th class)

Time to Party $13.56

Crab & Company $22.36

Thursday, September 18, 2008

"Deck the Halls"

Tonight I played around with the Deck the Halls stamp set out of the new Holiday Mini.........it's funny because no one had posted any ideas on Splitcoast for this set yet, so I thought I'd better help out the site and get to creating! These cards are simple but cute and I just love the individual sayings on each stamp and using the stickles to add glitter. You probably can't see it, but they sparkle very pretty! Hope you enjoy!

Sunday, September 14, 2008

Starting on the Christmas Cards early!

I did have a few free moments this morning to make 1 card using my new "Big on Christmas" set.........so simple and easy to do yet so cute! I found this on Splitcoast but I can't remember who I CASED it off of! This will probably be a card we make for the November 1st class.
I used the crystal effects and dazzling diamonds glitter to outline it with glitter

Loads and Loads of Stampin Supplies!

This has been a crazy weekend. Friday UPS dropped off 8 large boxes at my house full of Stampin supplies.........can you believe this whole pile is just supplies I need for my upcoming classes? Anyways, I can't wait to work on the Christmas cards and Holiday gifts from the kitchen.