Black Friday Deals and Steals

For my 25 days of tags post, please click here or just scroll down a bit! :)

Hi there! Black Friday is quickly approaching (like tomorrow)… And I thought it would be helpful to show you all the deals and steals I have found online and put them all in one place!!!! These are deals and steals with companies I personally shop from and recommend….. So, here we go! (Note: I will update this post as I see more steals and deals posted.. IE: Lawn Fawn, Mama Elephant)



For seven (7) hours beginning at 12:00am Friday, November 28th Pacific Standard Time (3:00am Eastern Standard Time), running through 7:00am PST, save 20% on every item currently in stock. Upon checkout please enter the following one time use promo code to redeem your discount: early2014


If you are not an early bird, you can still enjoy savings of 15% on all in stock items from Friday, November 28th 12:00am through Monday December 1st at midnight PST. At checkout please enter the following one time use promo code: anniv2014


Didn’t finish your shopping? You have one more chance to get great deals on remaining inventory while shopping in your pj’s. Enjoy savings of 20% on any remaining in stock items from Monday, December 1st 12:00am running through 9:00am PST. At checkout please enter the following one time use discount promo code: cyber2014

Whats even more awesome??? You can get this exclusive die set as a free gift if you spend $75 (after the discount has been applied and less s/h) while supplies last….


(3 day sale) is having 12 days of giveaways and HUGE sales Friday-Monday. I mean HUGE!  Giveaways are already underway so be sure to go to the blog and check those out! Black Friday sale starts at 12AM CST.


Today ONLY, you can save 30% off all SimonSaysStamp branded products. Use coupon code SIMONBRAND.  Save $7.99 on your order of $75 or more. Use coupon code SALE799. Also, you can get the We R Memory Keepers Flower Punch board for 50% off, no coupon needed.


Winnie and Walter:  3 days sale starting on Black Friday

  • Save 15% off all in stock items. Free limited edition stamp set on orders over $25 while supplies last. Use code wwBLACKFRIDAY


STAMPALOOZA is underway right now and has been all week long! Save an additional 50% off all sale prices! First 100 orders gets a prize.   Use code BF2014


Save 15% on all in stock sequins and dies and free gift with every order. Use code FRIDAY15 

Save 25% on all stamp sets and select dies. Use code BF2014


25 Days of Christmas tags: Day 25

Hi there! And welcome to the 25th day of Tracy McNeely’s 25 days of Christmas tags series!!! I am so please to be  here along with lots of the Lawnscaping gals closing out this tag series with a bang! Lots of inspiration so be sure to check out Tracy’s post to see it all AND see the lot of prizes that can be won! There are a ton of sponsors!!!! And a TON of inspiration over the last 25 days let me just tell you!!!!!

For my tag, I pulled out Lawn Fawn’s Making Frosty Friends and the coordinating die cuts for my little tagged scene. For the tag itself, I used a die from the Lawn Fawn Stitched Journaling Card die set. I love using that die to create tags! I love the stitched edges and rounded corners… The images were colored with Prisma Colored Pencils and blended with some Gamsol. If you don’t have Gamsol, you can use baby oil.

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I did flick a bit of gold onto the background for some added fun and texture. And do you spy the falling snow???? It was made with a combination of this stencil by Winnie and Walter and some white embossing paste! I love love love embossing paste…. I added some Picket Fence stickles across the snowbank for some added texture…

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Thanks Tracy for having me! I had a blast! Be sure to check out her post for all the details on how you could win! And be sure to leave a comment here on my post because I will pick one name for Tracy to the pot for a grand prize!

25 Days of Christmas Tags

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Blitsy Bow It All Blog Hop!! And YOU could win one!

Hi there everyone and welcome to the Blitsy Bow It All Blog Hop!  Have you heard of this gadget? The Zutter Bow It All!!!  It is awesome! Just awesome.  It helps you make all different kinds of bows! And if you know me, you know I can hardly lace up my shoes, so this is the perfect device for me!!!!  My fellow Creative Team mates have made some fabulous things showcasing how this little doodad works, so be sure to check them out. I am blown away by their talent with ribbon and this awesome gadget!
And guess what? The Bow It All 2.0 will be part of the Blitsy Black Friday sale! You absolutely do NOT want to miss the amazing deals Blitsy will be offering so be sure to get over to the blog and check it out! Subscribe!  I get the daily emails and every single day there is a new deal on there I just have to have!!! :)  They are always have a 12 days of giveaways too, so even more reason to check them out….
 I wasn’t able to create anything for this hop unfortunately, but my teammates did and they will knock your socks off and show you how this nifty gadget works so be sure to check out their posts, and comment on each one for a chance to win one for yourself!!!! All of my teammates participating in the hop are linked below! HAVE FUN HOPPING!


Blitsy Giveaways and updates

Hey everyone! Most of you may know by now that I am honored and thrilled to be a part of the Blitsy Creative Team! I’ll be featuring videos and projects on their blog often throughout each month!!!! To see the announcement, go HERE!!!!

I wanted to let all of you know that they have a 12 days of Giveaways going on right now!!! Yea, I’m a little late getting the word out but you can go back and enter all the giveaways that have already posted and keep watch for the new ones each day! And they have a HUGE sale, I mean HUGE…. starting on Black Friday! Just sayin’….  The entire lot of Distress Spray giveaway? Yes, please! And here is a quick post/video letting you know about what’s going with the 12 days of Giveaways!


Oh, they have this adorable music video you’ve just go to see! Go here!

I’ve had a few posts go up already and I have a ton more with videos going up this weekend! My latest post showcases Lawn Fawn’s Monster Mash stamp set and yes, they have that set along with lots of other Lawn Fawn stamps and dies available at a discounted price right now. The event ends in two days! I also had a post showcasing a DIY Mason Jar with chalk paint! While I am talking about chalk paint, check out THIS POST by a fellow teammate. The clock is from a thrift store and she just added some chalk paint to it! LOVE!

Anywho, Blitsy is really talking the crafting world by storm with all their deals and inspiration! They are working on developing the blog even further by adding a search and the ability to follow (via rss feed or email subscription) so please stay tuned for all of that!



Harry Potter and Hedwig, in my mind anyways

Ok….. So when Lawn Fawn released the Critters in the Arctic set, I knew I HAD to have it. Why? Because of the owl. It reminded me so much of Hedwig from the Harry Potter series, and you all know how much I LOVE the Harry Potter series…. :) ALL of the supplies used are listed at the end of this post, and there’s a lot of them so be sure to check it out. I’ll have links to multiple sources.

The Harry Potter stamp set is AWESOME, but is no longer available. The only link I could find to any Harry Potter images she offers now is HERE. I’ve paired Lawn Fawn stamps up with some awesome products from Winnie and Walter! They work beautifully together!!! See the dimensional circles? Those were made with this Winnie and Walter Stencil! It’s called Big Bang Circle, but I’ll be doggone it looks just like snow flakes! Especially when you use it with some white embossing paste! Oh yea, come to mama.


And how about that glittery Christmas word? Yup, another Winnie and Walter favorite of mine! Yes, it’s a die! They have dies now. This is from the Big, Bold and Merry Cutaways line. Now, you know Harry Potter peeps say Happy Christmas!!! So of course, I had to make sure it said that on this card! I took the “happy” from the Big, Bold and Merry stamp set. That set is FULL of custom sentiments you can mix and match! It’s endless with the phrases you can come up with. Harry was colored with Copic markers and the little envelope he is holding! That’s a parcel Hedwig is all set to deliver, lol! It came from this Lawn Fawn set! So lots of mix and matching here, which I rarely do. I am just not creative like that. But I knew the owl, harry, an envelope, glitter, snow… It just all had to come together on one card!


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Shake Shake Shake with A Jillian Vance Designs

Hi there everyone! I’m here today sharing with you a super fun and easy project to make. I saw this idea over on the Lawn Fawn blog and just knew these would be so cute decorated with A Jillian Vance Design goodies!!!! So let’s get to it!  And thanks Nicole for sharing this idea with us.

I decorated the inserts of this globe (from Michael’s Crafts) with one stamp set, Winter Wonderland! I love it when you get a good stamp set filled with a ton of fun images. Makes crafting so much easier when you just have to reach for one set…. I used the tree image, the bear and the snowflakes to create this Winter scene, perfect for a snowy setting! The tree was stamped with the same color ink! I just didn’t re-ink between stamping (2nd generation stamping).

Here it is all shaken up! Look at the snow falling against the cute bear!

And look as the snow starts to puddle on the ground near the bear’s feet!

And don’t forget about the back side. This one was made for my nephew so I just signed my name (I despise my handwriting)… For the backside, I used the snowflakes as I did on the front side as well as the landscape trees, again all from the same set! SCORE!  Shake, Shake, Shake!

See? So fun and easy to do!!! :) It sure does help when you have the perfect stamp set to use along with it! :) Thanks for stopping by today!



I Miss Your Face

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Hi there everyone! Happy hump day!!! 2 days closer to the weekend!!! Today I have a card I made quite some time ago that I wanted to share today! It’s a very simple card to make and easy to mass produce. This would be great to make a card set with, just change up the sentiments! I used this stamp set by Mama Elephant and Distress Markers to create this focal image. I just inked up the image with several different colored markers, spritzed the stamp with water and stamped! I’ve got a quick video showcasing this but am having technical difficulties this morning. I’ll upload it to my youtube channel soon.

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Lawnscaping Challenge: Count Me In sponsored by Lawn Fawn

Hi there and welcome to another Lawnscaping Challenge!!! Today’s challenge is all about numbers! I thought it would be fun to make a watercolored number background using Quinn’s 123’s and pair it with the cute dino from Critters Ever After….. The cute polka dotted note card  is also from Lawn Fawn! All supplies I used are listed at the end of the post linked to multiple sources..


I love adding a touch of watercolor and using distress inks makes it so easy to do!! I just stamped the numbers onto watercolor cardstock with Picked Raspberry distress ink and lightly misted the card panel! See? Easy… I kept this one blank, no sentiment. I can use it for a birthday card or just an everyday card!



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A trio of Christmas Tags



Hi there everyone! I’m here today with a trio of Christmas tags…. And they all use the same stamp set!   I love stamp sets that are so versatile you can create a bunch of different projects using  the images from the same set. And this set definitely fits that bill!  I used one other stamp set from the Essentials by Ellen line to add some stars and dots to the background…..  All of the images were white heat embossed  onto a black tag cut from this awesome Pretty Pink Posh die cut. The images were colored with  Prisma Colored Pencils. They go on like butter I tell you….   Here are some close ups of the tags:




The background on this one uses a cluster of dots from THIS stamp set by Essentials by Ellen.. I simply stamped them with versamark and heat set them with clear embossing powder….



And the background on this one uses the stars from this Essentials by Ellen stamp set and I heat set them with Liquid Platinum embossing powder



Thanks so much for stopping by today!!!! See you tomorrow for the next Lawnscaping Challenge!!!

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Video: Acrylic Block Inking with Distress Inks


Hi there! Today I’m here with a quick video showcasing how i made this wintery, shimmery sky! It’s actually quite easy to do and so unique because each time you do it, you will get different results. That is the beauty of distress inks and water! I won’t go into all the details of how I made the card because I’ve got a video that does that for you. If you’ve got any questions at all, just leave them in the comments below!!! I did want to point out the “winter” die... Isn’t that fantastic? It’s from the latest Winnie and Walter release! That release was huge. It has stamps, stencils and yes… dies… I am so excited they added stencils and dies to their line! This die is from their Big, Bold and Seasons set! In the video, I used distress ink minis… I still have the full size pads, but I also have all of the minis too, They are so cute! They are available at several places. All supplies I used are linked to multiple sources at the end of the post.  Here’s a close up of the background:


You can watch the video right here or over on my youtube channel in HD. And please subscribe to my channel if you haven’t already! I’d love to see you over there too!


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