Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Happy Halloween

Tiffany's Cardtique will be taking a little
holiday vacation now through October 31st.

Orders can still be placed 24/7 through my
Stampin' Up! website. Click HERE to shop now.

Thank you for your business and
have a fun, safe Halloween weekend!

Recipe for Broom Treat Bag (all supplies from Stampin' Up!):
Stamps: Holiday Best (hostess level 1 #115364)
Ink: Chocolate Chip, Pumpkin Pie
Card Stock: Very Vanilla, Chocolate Chip
Accessories: Pumpkin Pie 1-1/4 Grosgrain Ribbon (#115616), Hemp Twine (#100982)
Misc: Brown lunch bag, twig from outside, popcorn ball for the treat inside!


Monday, October 26, 2009

Deal of the Week Finale

Stampin' Up! Deal of the Week finale is a fun one! The Pirate Party Kit and the Princess Party Kit is on sale for only $9.99. You can't beat this one! Each kit contains products you need to create party invitations and decorations for eight guests.

The Pirate Party Kit contains products to create invitations, eye patches, banner, treasure boxes, and food toppers for eight. This set also coordinates with Stampin' Up! Pirate Time stamp set and Pirate personalized name stamp. The Princess Party Kit contains products to create invitations, crowns, purse boxes, banner, and food toppers for eight. This kit coordinates with the Princess Time Stampin' Up! stamp set and Princess personalized name stamp.
Don't wait too long . . . sale ends Halloween (October 31st).


Friday, October 23, 2009

Leaf Lines

I can tell you that no matter how many times I look through the Stampin' Up! catalog, I always find something new! One of my customers recently ordered the stamp set Leaf Lines. I swear I've never set my eyes on it or heard of it. I looked it up in the catalog, just out of curiosity, and there it was on page 111. Somehow this bypassed my wish list and I have no idea how? I love leaves! When I see a leaf set, it's usually a must have. Too funny! Needless to say, I bought it. It's one of those year-round sets. There is a leaf for every season.

The card pictured above is all colored in with chalk. The leaves, edges of the card stock, and the embossed leaves were all lightly dusted over with Stampin' Pastels (chalk). I love the soft finish chalk leaves behind. Stampin' Pastels provides you with all 48 Stampin' Up! colors as well as black, gray, and white. This set will last you a long time! I've had mine for years and it appears barely used. It's a great value for just under $25.00. Check it out HERE.

Can you believe we still haven't made it to the pumpkin farm yet? The weather hasn't been good and my husband & son have been fighting colds. Hopefully this weekend we will go. I don't think I ever bought a pumpkin this late. Maybe they'll be on sale! Hee hee.

Enjoy your day and happy stamping!


Recipe - All Supplies from Stampin' Up!
Stamps: Leaf Lines (#114393)
Ink: Always Artichoke, Elegant Eggplant, Stampin Pastels (#105542)
Card Stock: Always Artichoke, Elegant Eggplant, Very Vanilla
Accessories: Playground Buttons (#116313), Hemp Twine (#100982)
Tools: Embossing Folder

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Merry Little Christmas

One of my favorite Christmas songs is Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas. It's so pretty and soothing. I was excited to see the sentiment on one of the new Stampin' Up! rub-ons set, Merry & Bright, in the current holiday mini catalog.

If you are short on time or just don't feel creative, rub-ons are a great product for you to use. They do all the work! Check out my card above! All I did was attach two different pieces of Stampin' Up! Christmas Cocoa Specialty paper, punched out the Ornament, added my rub-on, and a little grosgrain and Mistletoe ribbon tie-off.

The Merry & Bright set of rub-ons include beautiful sayings for the inside of the card too. You get two sheets - one in silver and one in Whisper White. They are really, really pretty!

Thank you for visiting my blog today! I'll be back soon!!!


Recipe (all supplies from Stampin' Up!)
Card Stock: Real Red
Designer Series Paper: Christmas Cocoa Specialty (#116770)
Accessories: Merry & Bright Rub-Ons (#116801), Real Red Grosgrain Ribbon, Mistletoe Ribbon (#116792)
Tools: Ornament Punch (#116794)

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Patterned Pines

I have raved about Stampin' Up! Whisper White Craft Ink in the past and hopefully if you were on the fence about it before, you'll be on that fence no more! I just love how amazing these trees from the Stampin' Up! set, Patterned Pines, looks stamped in the Whisper White Craft Ink. It really pops the designs embedded in the trees. You could also emboss the trees using the same ink and embossing powder to give the trees a shiny raised impression.

Stampin' Up! Patterned Pines stamp set is a hostess level 1 set. What does that mean? Well, if you place an order of $150+, you can get this set for free along with $15 or more in free merchandise. It's not a bad deal! You can order items from both the idea book & catalog as well as the holiday mini catalog. Patterned Pines can be found on page 4 of the current holiday mini catalog.

It felt a little Christmas-like this evening. My son & I were at Kohls tonight and when we came out of the store, there were actually some snowflakes. His response was typical of a 3 year old, "I want to play in the snow!" Mine was typical of a 30 something year old "oh no, snow!" Thankfully it only lasted a few minutes and then went back to rain.

I plan to stay nice and toasty warm in my craft room this weekend making some more creations for the upcoming holidays. We will be shopping for boots this weekend too, unfortunately!

Stay warm and happy stamping!

Recipe - All Supplies from Stampin' Up!
Stamps: Patterned Pines (#116525), Teeny Tiny Wishes (#115370)
Ink: Craft Whisper White (#101731)
Card Stock: Old Olive, Real Red
Designer Series Paper: Merry Moments (#115672)
Accessories: Ribbon Originals Mistletoe (#116792)
Tools: Modern Label Punch (#116630), Word Window Punch (#105090)

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Halloween Treat Bags

At my Stampin' Up! open house several weeks ago, one of my make-and-takes were these cute little Halloween treat bags. They are easily created with your Stampin' Up! Big Shot and the Bag w/Scallops bigz xl die.

I decorated my bag with the new Halloween set, Twick or Tweet, from the holiday mini and the Night & Day Designer Series paper from there as well.

I filled a little clear plastic bag with candy corn and secured it inside the scallop bag with a staple. Be sure to staple it to the backside of the scallop bag so you don't see the staple in the front.

These would be great to send with your kids to school for all their classmates or make some for your co-workers to brighten their day! It's always nice to receive a treat especially in something you made.

If you have any questions on how to make this, please leave me a comment or drop me an e-mail.

Have a wonderful day!


Recipe for Twick or Tweet Treat Bag:
All supplies from Stampin' Up!
Stamps: Twick or Tweet (#116497)
Ink: Basic Black, Only Orange
Card Stock: Basic Black, Only Orange, Whisper White
Designer Series Paper: Night & Day (#116768)
Tools: Big Shot, Bag w/Scallops bigz xl die (#114519), Scallop Circle Punch, 1 3/8 Circle Punch, 1 1/4 Circle Punch

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Happy Holidays

I have been busy working on my holiday cards. I'm inspired to use non-traditional colors this year.

I love the Stampin' Up! patterned paper Christmas Cocoa, paired up with in color Soft Suede. I thought it looked a little vintage, so I added Antique Brass Vintage Brads to the center of each snowflake (Serene Snowflakes). The patterned paper has a shimmer to it. I tried to photograph it so you could see the shimmer. What bonus to have specialty type papers included in this collection. In addition to the shimmery type paper, you also get two sheets of flocked paper. Have you checked out the My Digital Studio software yet? I have seen gorgeous scrapbook pages, cards, and flyers made with this software. People are making their own family picture Christmas cards with this software. It's very cool and priced right!

We hope to make it to the pumpkin farm this weekend. Halloween will be here before you know it. My decorations are out, but no pumpkins yet!

Enjoy your weekend and take time to stamp!


Recipe for Happy Holidays card:
*All supplies from Stampin' Up!
Stamps: Serene Snowflake (#115438), Four the Holidays (#116921)
Card Stock: Soft Suede, Whisper White
Designer Series Paper: Christmas Cocoa (#116770)
Accessories: Vintage Brads (#109109)

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

My Digital Studio Has Arrived

Stampin' Up!, long known for its exclusive rubber stamps and accessories for paper crafting, scrapbooking and home d├ęcor, is venturing into the digital age with the release of My Digital Studio. My Digital Studio is an easy-to-use, software-based design studio featuring thousands of Stampin' Up!'s award-winning images, colors, and accessories.

Click HERE for more information!


Saturday, October 3, 2009

Give Thanks

I get to host Thanksgiving dinner at my house every year. Last year I made handmade place cards with the Stampin' Up! Top Note Die. This year I'm making these little treats for everyone to take home. I used the SU! Top Note Die by folding it in half and securing the treat bag between the fold.

It's a little early for Thanksgiving, but the PPA10 theme challenge this week is gratitude and thanks. I'm a gift giver, so making little tokens of affection to hand out at my Thanksgiving gathering is right up my alley!

Before I had Brandon, I would do crazy stuff like make homemade applesauce and jar it with handmade decorative jar lids and matching tags. I was often nicknamed Martha! Hee hee!

I spent the morning with my son at the zoo, and now it's time for a little housework. The weekends fly, don't they? Be sure to take some time to stamp. That's what I'll be doing after I clean! Have a good one!

Recipe for "Give Thanks" treat bag covers:
(all supplies from Stampin' Up!)
Stamps: Holiday Best (#115364 Hostess Level 1)
Ink: Always Artichoke, Creamy Caramel
Designer Series Paper: Autumn Traditions (#115668)
Card Stock: Kraft
Accessories: Mini Library Clips (#109857)
Tools: Top Note Bigz Die (#113463)


Thursday, October 1, 2009

Deals of the Week Are Back!

I am so excited!!!
Stampin' Up! Deals of the Week are back!
Check it out by clicking HERE.

My favorite 5 Petal Flower Punch is one of the deals this week! You can make flowers and leaves out of this one. Love it!