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.