Thursday, December 15, 2011

Clearance Rack Blitz

Now through January 5th Stampin' Up! is having a Clearance Rack Blitz.  Nearly 200 new Clearance Rack items are being added to the Online Store at discounts up to 80 percent off retail--while supplies last!  The old black body punches are on the rack and won't last long.  The only way to get these great discounts is to order online through my Store and then click on the Shop Now! button.

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Initial Gift Set

Initial Gift Set
This coming Thursday I will be having an Initial Gift Set class.  We will be making the holder(one piece of 12x12 DSP, thanks to Michelle Suit) and six note cards and matching envelopes.  Can you see the detail on the envelop flap?  That detail was made with the new Adorning Accents Textured Impressions Embossing Folders(It includes three different ones, I'm so excited) that will be in the new Occasions Mini Catalog starting on 1/4/12.  These were made using the Paisley Petals DSP, but my ladies can pick which DSP they want to use.  This would really make a nice Christmas present.  I still have openings, so give me a call or email.  Here are more pictures:

Friday, December 9, 2011

Soul Scrap Quest #10 - There's Something About Christmas!!

SSQ#10 Martin Christmas
Over at Soul Scrappers I am participating in a scrap challenge and here were the rules:
This Quest allows you to create anything you want......

What makes this a QUEST unique..... is that until you open your envelope you are really not going to know what is in it, and what you are expected to use.   Some of the embellies could be shop bought, painted items,  stickers,  stamped images,  polymer clay items,  metal items,  hand pieced images,  handmade flowers, sewn items,  felt items etc......... the list goes on!! I will post a list of the goodies here, once all envelopes have been received.

Well, when I received the envelope it was FULL of items to use on my project.  And I managed to use it all.  I also got to use a new Stampin' Up! Big Shot die that will be coming out on January 4th in the new Occasions Mini Catalog. See the large Rosette on the background?  That new die really made this rosette or lollie easy as pie to make.  So here are some more pictures with details.  I believe that I have more stuff on this page than ever before.  Come join us over at Soul Scrappers and have fun scrapping with us.  I have a button on the right to take you there.

Monday, December 5, 2011

Christmas Cards - Card Buffet

Wednesday, December 7th is the last Card Buffet of the year.  Below are the cards I have added to the buffet for Wednesday night:

Besides the pictured cards above, I have 30 other cards to choose from.  If you would like to come, give me a call and join us.  New stampers welcome.

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Mocha Morning Card Keeper

Card Keeper and 5 Card Class
Tomorrow night my ladies will be making a Card Keeper and 5 Cards to place inside.  What a great present this would make.
Mocha Morning Card Keeper    
I covered the Stampin' Card Keeper (from page 35 of the Holiday Mini Catalog) lid with Mocha Morning Specialty Paper.  The flowers were made with the Fun Flower die.  I placed a Fleur de lis knob in the center so that I can give this to a special person in my life.
The Card Keeper comes with six dividers for the important occasions for giving cards.  In class we will be making five cards.  Since my ladies chose to use the Paisley Petals DSP for their Card Keeper lids, I made the five cards to match.
Paisley Petals Thanks
Stamp: Tagtastic (Hostess)
Ink: Versamark
Paper:  Paisley Petals DSP, Naturals White, Pumpkin Pie Card Stock
Accessories:  Baja Breeze 1/2" Seam Binding Ribbon, 1 3/4" Circle Punch, 1 3/4" Scallop Circle Punch, Tangerine Tango Emboss Powder, Heat Tool

Paisley Petals Birthday

Stamp: Happiest Birthday Wishes (Hostess)
Ink: Versamark, Early Espresso
Paper:  Paisley Petals DSP, Naturals White, River Rock and Chocolate Chip Card Stock
Accessories:  Chocolate Chip 1/2" Scallop Dot Ribbon, 1" Circle Punch, 1 3/4" Scallop Circle Punch, White Emboss Powder, Heat Tool

Paisley Petals Get Well
Stamp: Word Play
Ink: Lucky Limeade
Paper:  Paisley Petals DSP, Naturals White and River Rock Card Stock
Accessories:  Retired Ribbon, Decorative Label Punch

Paisley Petals Male Birthday
Stamp: Happiest Birthday Wishes (Hostess)
Ink: Early Espresso
Paper:  Paisley Petals DSP, Naturals White, and Soft Suede Card Stock
Accessories: Retired Ribbon, Decorative Label Punch

Paisley Petals You Are Loved
Stamp: You Are Loved
Ink: Lucky Limeade
Paper:  Paisley Petals DSP, Naturals White Card Stock
Accessories: Retired Ribbon, Decorative Label Punch, Basic Pearls, Permanent Ink Marker

Sunday, November 20, 2011

It's Good to be the Hostess

Dates: November 1-December 15, 2011
Hostesses will receive an additional $35 in free Stampin' Up! products when they hold a workshop totaling $350 or more (excluding tax and shipping)! This is in addition to all the other benefits they already get as a Stampin' Up! hostess.
If your hostess' workshop sales total is
Your hostess earns hostess dollars

It's Good to Be the Hostess
Total Free Stampin' Up! Merchandise
Plus, hostesses earn full-priced items at 50% off
1 item
2 items
3 items
$160 plus 15% of amount over $1,000
$195 plus 15% of amount over $1,000
4 items
Things to Remember
  • Only customer, demonstrator, and workshop order types qualify for this promotion. Online orders do not qualify.
  • Orders must be $350 or more to qualify.
  • Orders larger than $350 are not eligible for additional hostess free merchandise dollars. For example, a $700 workshop does not receive $70 in additional dollars. All orders over $350 always receive $35 in additional free hostess dollars.
  • Hostesses may use their additional $35 in free merchandise on any catalog/mini catalog products. 

Contact me today to schedule your workshop.

Online Extravaganza Starts Tomorrow!

Online Extravaganza, our annual sale to kick off the holiday shopping season, will begin Monday, November 21, 2011, and run through Wednesday, November 30, 2011. Log in to to my Debbie Martin Online Store on Monday, November 21, to take advantage of great savings, like FREE digital downloads valued at $40 when you buy My Digital Studio Express, 60 percent off select Designer Fabrics, and 30 percent off an exclusive ribbon bundle! In addition, there will be two items on sale for 24 hours only (November 21, 12:01 AM - 11:59 PM [MT])-so make sure you don't miss the first 24 hours of Online Extravaganza!

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Technique Class

Tonight is Technique Class at my home.  We will be learning two new techniques that I have been wanting to do for a long time.  The first is the Stained Mosaic Technique.

Christmas Postcard Stained Mosaic
 You can find the directions for this technique here: Stained Mosaic and the second technique can be found here: Wax Paper Resist .

Season of Joy Wax Paper Resist

 I used the Vintage Wallpaper Textured Impressions Embossing Folder for this card and Cherry Cobbler ink.  Don't you just love it?  I'll be using this technique again. 

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Thanksgiving Place Settings

Last night Amanda and I worked on Thanksgiving Place Settings for our families.  We think they will love them, what do you think?
Thanksgiving Place Settings 
First we made these really cute turkey place card/candy holders.  I had seen the turkey at Louisville Regional on a card, but I changed his face a little.  These little candy holders will hold three Hershey Nuggets.  It is made with the larger of the Two Tags die.
Turkey place card/candy holder 
When the Idea Book and Catalog came out my ladies and I were really attracted to the Grateful Greetings on page 27 of the catalog.  I then had run across a really cute Always Thankful Trifold Card made by Alex Hobson and decided to combine both ideas into my Spice Cake Grateful Greetings.  I found directions to make the Trifold Card at SplitCoastStampers here:  Trifold Pocket Card.
Spice Cake Grateful Greetings 
I have had the Petite Pocket die for awhile and hadn't taken it out of the package and thought maybe it would hold a place setting of flatware.  I was so excited that it worked.  I stamped it with the Gently Falling stamp set and tied some Spice Cake fabric around it for a bow.
Petite Pocket Flatware Holder
Check back tomorrow for my two cards that we will be making Thursday in Technique Class.

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Stampin Llamas Holiday Blog Hop

Mocha Morning Christmas
Don't you just love this paper?  The paper on the front of this card has black flocking on it.  I thought that the swirl on it closely resembled the swirl on the Baroque Motifs stamp set, so I used that swirl with Versamark on the crumb cake on the Merry Christmas panel in the front and on the insert inside.  The Merry Christmas was from the Hand-Penned Holidays and embossed with gold.  All of these card will be included in the next Card Buffet on Wednesday.
Distressed Welcome Christmas
Lovely as a Tree stamp set is so versatile, it can be used year around.  I embossed the single pine using Wild Wasabi embossing powder and the sentiment, Welcome Christmas into your heart, from the Four the Holidays stamp set was embossed in Pewter embossing powder.  I then distressed all of the layers using our Distressing Tool in the Cutter Kit.  Then I sponged all the layers with Soft Suede ink.  I added two of our new Mini Jingle Bells with jute to the retired ribbon that I had also distressed with ink.  I added a pin from the Vintage Trinkets to the right corner of the card.  The second layer of the card is DSP from our new Christmas Lane Scrappin' Kit.
Spice Cake Day of Gratitude
Don't you just love the new Spice Cake DSP?  I used the flower from the Day of Gratitude stamp set with Versamark to watermark the card front.  I used the oak leaf from the Leaves #2 Die then embossed them with the Spider Web Embossing Folder.  The Give Thanks is from the new Hand-Penned Holidays stamp set from the Holiday Mini Catalog.  Thanks for stopping by and here is the next step on our Hop: