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September 2016

Do you know what Oct 1st is?

Hello my stampin friends!  First and foremost I want to thank all of you who attended classes this weekend!  We have not had groups that big in awhile and appreciate everyone's patience while waiting for supplies.  We had some Halloween, Fall foliage, Christmas and even a gift idea or two!

Today I want to share one of the projects we made that you can use for October 1st.  What is October 1st?  Well it is National Cardmaking Day of course!  This is a day we can celebrate with a craft that we all love!  I encourage you to make a card or two this week and surprise a friend or family member with some of your handy work!  My favorite cards to receive are the ones that are unexpected!

Kitty background

This set has been on my shelf for awhile now, and I believe it was just waiting for me to make something special.  What do you think?  This one has texture that was applied with the Big Shot and the image was colored with our very versatile Stampin Write Markers.  My tip to you when coloring with markers or watercolor pens.  ALWAYS stamp your image with StazOn Ink.  This is permanent ink that is perfect for water coloring and stamping on nonporous surfaces such as window sheets or Shrinky Dink paper!    

Now my ask of you, take part in National Cardmaking Day and at the very least, make one card or send one of your cards buried in your stash!  The smile our works of art have so much to offer, you will be happy you did.  :)  My gift to you?  Stampin Up! will have some amazing specials just for you but only available from October 1 - 5 so be on the look out for these items!  If you send a card or two or three this weekend, please let me know and I will be giving away a special treat in a drawing for those that participate!  Maybe a stamp set?  You will have to play and find out!  Until next time, I hope your day brings you joy and contentment in all that you do!

Happy Stampin!

Deseree

 


OH BOY!!! The new Holiday catty is FINALLY available!!

So have you seen it?!?! Oh my is this catty trouble!  LOL  I think at this point in the game, it would be easier to tell you what I "haven't" purchased from it yet.  We still have plenty of time folks!

So starting the month of September, I have a special deal for you all.  Each month, I am going to feature a special bundle of products that I think are MUST HAVES. When you purchase the products in the bundle, you will get three FREE project ideas, sent right to your home utilizing the projects in the bundle!  These may be cards or gift items but these products will not be at any of my classes so if you like EXCLUSIVE, this is definitely for you!  So let me tell you about the September product bundle: 

 
 So this month, my special bundle is the Cookie Cutter Builder Punch and one of the coordinating stamp sets. (AREN'T THEY CUTE?!?!) I have been playing with both stamp sets, face it, it will be impossible to pick just one so why not get both?  Here is my first creation:
 
Halloween
Isn't he cute?!?!  This is also using one of the new thinlits called Home Sweet Home and the woodgrain background that we all love. I am not largely into Halloween but for some reason this year....I don't think this will be the last Halloween idea you see from me. What do you think?  How about we see some Christmas fun?
Holiday16_p06b-50
All this cuteness, it's hard to pick a favorite!  What I love about both sets together...you have some many holidays at your fingertips.  I will always be the one to look at a stamp set and think, how many ideas/seasons/holidays will I be able to get from this one set?  Stampin Up! listened and gave use multiple stamp sets that work with some of our new punches and thinlits which is awesome!!  I have one more idea to show you...this one is my favorite!
Shrinky dinks
They are minis!!!  LOL  Do you remember Shrinky Dinks?  Quite laughing....you know you do.  This is paper/plastic you can stamp on, then color and put it in the oven for just a few minutes and what happens is so adorable!  Here is a close up:
Close up shrinky
Your eyes are not playing tricks on you - they are smaller than a quarter!  I am working on adding them to some cute and easy cards but just had to share this with you.  If you still are not sure what Shrinky Dinks are, here is a link to the paper on Amazon but I was able to get mine at Michael's with my 50% off coupon:
 
https://www.amazon.com/Shrinky-Dinks-Bright-White-Creative/dp/B00IFEBBXS/ref=sr_1_10?ie=UTF8&qid=1473389246&sr=8-10&keywords=shrinky+dinks
 
What do you think?  Is this a bundle you have to have?  If so, here are the actions you should take:
 
1. Pick which stamp set you would like.  (or both of them works too!)
2. Sign into my shopping website HERE.
3. Enter the item number for your stamp set(s) and cookie cutter builder punch.
4. Use hostess code UN3HGTC9 where indicated.
5. Submit order and wait for your goodies to arrive! 
 
You will receive your order directly from Stampin Up! AND a goodie package from me too with your project ideas!  How exciting is that?!?! 
 
I hope you fall in love with this cookie cutters too and if you have any questions, please ask!
 
Until next time,
 
Deseree