Saturday, November 30, 2013

The Craft's Meow FAREWELL Blog Hop

The Craft's Meow store is closing its doors at the end of December. All stamp sets have been marked down by as much as 75%! Stock is limited... once it's gone, it's gone for good, so please shop early for the best selection. All orders of $25 or more will receive a free gift with purchase. Flat rate shipping is $3.00 for all US orders and $12 for all International orders. Please see the store blog for details, or click over to The Craft's Meow store to start shopping!

Farewell Blog Hop Order:

Stacey Schafer - That's me!

I used the adorable stamp set, Under the Tree, from The Craft's Meow!

I inked up the pile of presents with black ink, stamped onto some patterned paper and fussy cut to display as a focal point.  The papers were layered and placed with just enough room in the lower right corner for the sweet sentiment!

Thanks so much for stopping by the stage!  Head on over to The Craft's Meow for some fabulous savings!

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Stamps:  Under the Tree (The Craft's Meow)
Ink:  Black Tuxedo Luxe (Momento)
Paper:  White (PTI), Nordic Pines (Bazzill Basics)
Other:  Postage Label Die (Simon Says Stamp), Leafy Flourish (My Favorite Things), Sparkle Embossing Powder (Hero Arts), Heat Tool (SU), Twine (Hemptique), Sequins (Pretty Pink Posh), Wink of Stella, Sewing Machine, Thread

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Verve's Every Heart - Cardabilities #88

 Good morning!  There's a brand new FABULOUS sketch, #88, up and running over at Cardabilities today! Head on over and see what the other lovely ladies have created, and jot this one down for a go-to sketch with your holiday card making!

Did you see the new Verve Stamps Mini Release?!  This beautifully scripted Every Heart Plain Jane  is one of the items released...just in time for Christmas!  Those sparkly stars were die cuts using the  Starry Die and some fabulous glitter paper!

It's perfect timing to cross some of those Verve Stamps, Dies and Accessories off of your wish list!  Everything's on sale!  

Thanks so much for stopping by the stage!

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Stamps:  Every Heart Plain Jane (Verve)
Ink:  Black Versafine
Paper:  White (PTI), Merry Little Christmas (Fancy Pants), Glitzy Glitter (DCWV)
Other:  Fishtail Flag Stax Die-namics (MFT), Starry Die (A Cut Above by Verve), Red Twine (Hemptique), Sequins (Avery Elle), Jingle Bells

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Thursday, November 28, 2013

THANKFUL for you SALE at Reverse Confetti

Reverse Confetti is having a “Thankful for You” sale on Friday and Saturday! Please use the code “thanks2013″ and enjoy 15% off your entire order.
This code applies to new retail orders only and cannot be retroactively applied and is not valid on wholesale orders.

Reverse Confetti will be closed through Friday, but we will have limited shipping/service hours on Saturday.  Next week we will back in the full swing of things.  Have a wonderful Turkey Day and enjoy your weekend!

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Wednesday, November 27, 2013

IHP - Celebrate Black Friday

IHP is celebrating Black Friday and Cyber Monday with a 20% off store-wide coupon (in stock items only and not valid on gift certificates) on all orders of $50 or more, valid through December 2nd, Cyber Monday.  

Use coupon code Black20DT13 at checkout.  All orders will ship on Tuesday, December 3rd.  

Here are a few of my favorite things from the IHP store!

Happy shopping!

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Fresh Squeezed Stamps - November Release Day 2

For the second release day at Fresh Squeezed Stamps, we are featuring Take a Number that is loaded with numbers and all occasion phrases that will suit many special events!  

A teddy bear is a perfect little critter for a baby card!  Ack, isn't he just pure sweetness?!  Between Mr. Penguin from yesterday's card and Mr. Teddy from today, I find myself caught in a love triangle!  LOL! You will ADORE the fun critters that you can build with the new Fresh Squeezed Stamps set called Arctic Friends!

Make sure you pop in over at the Fresh Squeezed Stamps Blog to enter the giveaway and to see what the other amazing designers have whipped up with Take a Number!

Thanks so much for stopping by the stage!  See you tomorrow for the blog hop and another chance to WIN some Fresh Squeezed Stamps!

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Stamps:  Arctic Friends, Take a Number (Fresh Squeezed Stamps)
Ink:  Espresso Truffle (Momento)
Paper:  White (PTI), Story Time Boy (Studio Calico)
Other:  Twine (Hemptique), Button (PTI), Sewing Machine, Thread

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Verve Stamps December Release Blog Hop

Wonderful things come in small packages, I always say!  This month's release at Verve Stamps is a mini one, but no less fabulous!  How darling is this sweet Christmas bird that Julee Tilman created?!  He is the sweetest little thing, whether you color him, leave him plain, or paper piece him!  The fonts in this new Verve Stamps set, Christmas Joy, are beautiful, with a mix of block print and script!  There's a little more Verve goodness on my card...the "must have" Award Banner Trim Die!

Brand new Verve releases today and we're celebrating with a blog hop!  Hop along to each of the blogs below to see a little inspiration with the new stamps, then be sure to head on over to the Verve Store to check out Verve's Thanksgiving Sale (25% off all stamps & dies) that starts today!

Want to win some shiny new Verve? We'll be picking a random commenter on one of the hop spots below to win a $75 gift certifcate to Verve! Comment deadline for the prize drawing is Sunday, December 1.
1. Julee8. Laurie W.
2. Amber9. Marisa
3. Andrea10. Maureen
4. Charmaine11. Stacey
5. Christyne12. Teresa
6. Janelle13. Verve Blog
7. Jen

The Monday Mojo Sketch Challenge #321 and the Just Us Girls #216 provided the inspiration I needed to whip up this Christmas card!  Now, I need to start addressing the holiday cards I've been making and getting them ready for the mail!

I've been drooling over some of the girls' use of jingle bells on their Christmas cards and projects, so when I was at Jo-Ann's this past weekend I grabbed a few bags of them!  Love these red ones...a great pair up with my favorite twine!

Thanks so much for stopping by the stage!  Enjoy the hop!

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Stamps:  Christmas Joy (Verve)
Ink:  Black Versafine
Paper:  Kraft (PTI), Merry Little Christmas (Fancy Pants)
Other:  Award Banner Die (A Cut Above by Verve), Stitched Rectangle and Circle Dies (Lil' Inker Designs), Square Punch (SU), Twine (Hemptique), Sequins (Pretty Pink Posh), Bells

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Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Fresh Squeezed Stamps November Release Day 1

How ADORABLE is this little penguin?!  Ack!  I think I'm in love with this little guy...and his other sweet friends, the walrus and polar bear, that you can also create with this FUN new Fresh Squeezed Stamps set called Arctic Friends!

I knew when I saw this set that I wanted to create a wintery scene....hence, the frosty blues and blue-y greens and LOTS of sparkle with sequins and glitter!  The pop of green was just what I needed for some festive contrast on my little "waddler's" floor!  I stamped and re-stamped a sentiment from the Hello December set that was released last is a must-have holiday set!

Make sure you pop in over at the Fresh Squeezed Stamps Blog to enter the giveaway and to see what the other amazing designers have whipped up with our Arctic Friends!

Thanks so much for stopping by the stage!

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Stamps:  Arctic Friends, Hello December (Fresh Squeezed Stamps)
Ink:  Spiced Marmalade Distress (Ranger), Black Tuxedo Luxe (Momento)
Paper:  Glitzy Glitter (DCWV), Wildflower (Carta Bella)
Other:  Green Twine (Hemptique), Sequins Mix (Neat & Tangled), Rock Candy Distress Glitter (Ranger)

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Monday, November 25, 2013

Thankful - Grateful Heart

Happy Monday!  There's a new challenge up and running over at The Pink Elephant!  This week, our theme is "Be Thankful!"  

I have so much to be thankful for this year!  Most of all, my heart is grateful for my mother's bounce-back from some health problems that she went through late summer/early fall!  She is visiting with us this week and is looking and feeling so much stronger, healthier and energetic!

The Dynamic Duos #80: Triple Threat and Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge #198 were additional inspiration for my card!

Thanks to my awesome Reverse Confetti stash, I grabbed a couple of stamp sets and dies to work into my "thankful" card!

You can find Reverse Confetti stamps and dies at the i {heart} papers store, too, along with some other goodies on my card today...Basic Grey RSVP, Momento Rich Cocoa & Espresso Truffle Luxe, and Hemptique Natural Hemp Cord!

Also, you'll notice a little BLING on my card...those are the super fabulous METALLIC GOLD SEQUINS from Pretty Pink Posh Shop!  Sweet Paulina of Pretty Pink Posh asked me to join her for the GRAND OPENING...can't wait to show you what I've been creating for that special event!

Thanks so much for stopping by the stage!

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Stamps:  Forever Fall, Whole Lotta Dots (Reverse Confetti)
Ink:  Espresso Truffle, Rich Cocoa Luxe (Momento)
Paper:  Kraft (Neenah), RSVP (Basic Grey)
Other:  Tag Me Confetti Cuts (Reverse Confetti), Leafy Flourish (MFT), Metallic Gold Sequins (Pretty Pink Posh), Twine (Hemptique), Clear Embossing Powder, Heat Tool (SU)

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