Wednesday, December 10, 2008
Thursday, October 16, 2008
Tuesday, October 14, 2008
Saturday, October 11, 2008
Wednesday, October 8, 2008
These are the 3 x 3 cards that I designed to go inside the diaper fold pouch that I showed you yesterday. I used a variety of stamp sets, most notably the new Happy Blessings from the Holiday Mini. They, along with envelopes, will be placed in a clear bag, tied with a ribbon and put in the pouch. What do you think?
Tuesday, October 7, 2008
This is going to be the prize for my Stamper's 10 swap card winner at our meeting this Saturday. Check back tomorrow to see the cards that will go inside.
Wednesday, October 1, 2008
Tuesday, September 30, 2008
Monday, September 29, 2008
Wednesday, September 24, 2008
Tuesday, September 23, 2008
- Let's Celebrate!(It's Stampin' Up's birthday!) - Friday, October 17 - 6:30-8:30
- Colors Of Fall - Friday, October 24 - 6:30-8:30
- 'Tis the Season (Christmas Card Class) - Friday, November 14 - 6:30-8:30
Please see the "Events" page on my Stampin' Up website for complete details on each class, as well as the RSVP dates. http://www.stampinup.net/esuite/home/amycrilley/events?month=10&year=2008
Stamper's 10 will also be meeting on the following dates:
- Saturday, October 11 - 11:00-2:00
- Saturday, November 8 - 11:00-2:00
I hope to see you for some crafting fun!
Monday, September 22, 2008
Sunday, September 21, 2008
Saturday, September 20, 2008
Friday, September 19, 2008
Thursday, September 18, 2008
I thought that after a week of (very quick) hard work, the teachers at my church's new preschool could use a sweet treat on the first day of school. I used the new "In Color" card stock, designer series paper and ink to whip up these super easy boxes. The scallop punched circles are covering peppermint patties, and the box will fit three of them. If you'd like to learn how to make this, and other cute treat holders, keep an eye out for my upcoming "Party Favors" class.
Tuesday, September 16, 2008
Saturday, September 13, 2008
Sunday, August 3, 2008
Tuesday, July 22, 2008
It seems as though I've been seeing gate fold cards everywhere lately, so I thought I would make that the focus of a set of cards I was crafting for a friend. There are a few different ways that you can "close" a gate fold card, two of which are pictured above. The first is using ribbon to tie the card, and the second is making a paper ring to slide over the card. In addition, you could attach a button to either side of the card and use string to make a figure eight around the buttons. This would work with large brads also. Or, you could stamp a large image, place it in the center of the card, only attaching it to on side. There are many, many options to explore with gate fold cards. I'd love to see pictures of what you create!
Someone recently shared an interesting bit of information with me: Dry erase markers and cleaner work well on glass. I had no idea! So, that sparked a moment where practicality met with creativity. How many times have you frantically searched for a piece of paper to leave a quick note for a family member before hurrying out the door? Wouldn't it be great to have a stylish, decorative medium on which to leave those important, must-see notes? Enter the dry erase picture frame.
I bought this frame at Michael's for $3.49 (not on sale). It is a 5 x 7, though they had larger frames in the same style. A few minutes of crafting, and you have a permanent place to write those important notes. You can use either dry erase cleaner or regular glass cleaner to remove the writing. Another option is to remove the glass and replace it with transparency film (sold at most office supply stores). The frame can be left anywhere for your intended audience to see, or you can attach magnets to adhere it to the refrigerator.
You can also use the dry erase frame to write out your scripture memory verse for the week. A picture of this can be seen if you click on the link for July Swap Cards under the Stamper's 10 Cards heading on the right side of this screen.
Have fun creating these for your home!
Sunday, July 13, 2008
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Tuesday, July 8, 2008
This card was the make and take for June's Stamper's 10 meeting. I am absolutely in love with this flower stamp (from Ginormous Flowers) and the coordinating flower punch. This combination really makes creating a card quick and easy.
I have a few more projects to share with you that I will be posting in the next week, and soon to come will be cards featuring the new In Colors from the Fall/Winter Idea Book.
Friday, June 27, 2008
Sunday, June 22, 2008
To make room for all of the dazzling new products, it is time to say good bye to some of our exisiting stamp sets. The retired list is now available for you to view at http://www.stampinup.net/esuite/home/amycrilley/promotions. You may purchase these sets until August 10th and then they are gone for good. The retired accessories list will be released on July 21, so be sure to check back for that.
Stampin' Up has also just announced to its demonstrators (yesterday!) that they are expanding their product base to include elements that will assist you with home decor. Please be on the lookout on July 1st for an email explaining the exciting details! I have seen the new line, and I think you will enjoy your new options!
One final note...I would like to announce the opening of my online store. Items for sale include cards, crafts, stamp sets, and sewn items will be coming soon. Many items listed can be custom designed and purchased in quantities higher than what is shown if it is needed for a special occasion. If you are local and you would like to purchase something you see in the shop, you can choose to pick it up rather than pay shipping. You can view my shop at http://countingmyblessings.etsy.com. Fall and winter items will be available beginning at the end of the summer and will include creations that you will be sure to want to give to a friend, family member, coworker, party hostess or teacher for the holidays!
Sunday, June 8, 2008
Thursday, May 29, 2008
Sunday, May 25, 2008
Friday, May 23, 2008
Friday, May 16, 2008
Wednesday, May 14, 2008
Monday, May 12, 2008
Sunday, May 4, 2008
There is also a great chipboard sale going on! Chipboard is a wonderful way to add dimension and style to any card or project. If you make a purchase of $35 or more, you will receive 25% off of the chipboard products in the Spring/Summer Catalog. (For a larger version of this flyer, please click on the "Chipboard" link under "My Stampin' Up Business Links").
One final promotion to take note of is the Cutting Mat Special (for a larger version, please click on the "Cutting Combo Special" link under "My Stampin' Up Business Links"):Also, please remember that the last day to order from Occasions Mini is May 31st. After that date, the adorable items featured there will no longer be available for purchase.
Please let me know if I can help you take advantage of any of these wonderful promotions! And, don't forget that you could earn FREE Stampin' Up product by hosting a fun class at either your house or mine! I would be happy to schedule a date for you to have a creative girl's night!