Thursday, December 15, 2011

Clearance Blitz!

I just ordered from the Clearance Rack and got some amazing deals!  Stampin' Up! is offering punches, ribbon, buttons, card stock, designer series paper, Big Shot Dies and more at up to 80% off!  I just got buttons for $1.59 and paper for $3.99!  Crazy!  Why not treat yourself to a little Holiday Treat?  You know you deserve it after all the shopping you've done for everyone else, right?  And it's on sale can order even more!  
Visit my website to order today...quantities are limited!

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Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Girly Girl!

Apparently my baby albums are popular lately and I couldn't be happier!  They are one of the most fun things I make...

This accordian album is for a new baby girl named Emma.  As long as it was girly, I could do anything I wanted.  Since polka dots are the craze right now, I've covered the front in embossed colors and used some chipboard letters for her name.  The inside of this album is double sided and has lots of space for pictures and journaling.  I can't wait to see the album with the added pictures.  That always seems to bring it to life for me.

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Sunday, December 11, 2011

Holly Fair

Yesterday my daughter and I went to the Northwood Holly Fair.  Our table did okay but more importantly, we met lots of new people in our new community.  There were so many kids from the school there with crafty creations and delicious treats.  Sitting next to us was a very creative Kindergartner who made lots of amazing goodies.  He had marshmallow shooters, chocolate covered Oreos, Santa hats and more.  He was a great little salesman and was probably the biggest seller of the day.  The best part for me was seeing how patient his parents were with him.  It reminds me that what matters during the holidays is spending time with our children.  It's time for me to go make a list of baking supplies so we can get to those cookies!  Our tree us up and decorated, the house is sparkling, the gifts, well...those have a ways to go, but I'll get it done! 

Sorry things are a bit fuzzy.  All I had was my camera phone.  My class schedule is up and ready for registrations.  Can't wait til the first of the year to get started with lots of new product!
Coming later this week will be a beautiful new album for sweet little Emma.  Don't forget to stop by!

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Thursday, December 8, 2011

Classroom Goodies

This past weekend I went to a Holiday Card Swap with about 20 other gals!  So much fun...good food, good company and some amazing cards.  Just a quick post today to show you my "country-style" creation and the goodies I brought.  Love the new treat bags that Stampin' Up! offers.  They are the perfect size to fill with candy cane sticks, twizzlers, skittles or M&M's.  Add a cute little topper and you've got an easy, enjoyable gift for the classroom or office. 

Click on my website to place your order today!

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Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Vroom, Vroom...

I was asked to make an accordian album for a baby shower gift last week.  Great, right?  Cute, fun, sweet...these are the words that came to mind.  Well then I was thrown a curve ball.  The baby's room is being decorated in Harley Davidson and black.  How on earth am I going to pull this off without screaming Halloween? 

Add a little Pacific Point, a few funky shapes and some cool embellishments and amazingly enough, it worked!  I've made a few of these albums for different events now and they are so much fun.  I really love how the pages can be touched and are not hiding behind plastic. I'd love to hear what you think! 

Sorry there are so many picts...they were too cute not to include.  I also did a matching card to go with it including the requested pinwheel. 

I now have another baby album as well as a black and white wedding album to make.  Can't wait to get back to my craft room!  I'll post those when they're finished! 

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Sunday, December 4, 2011

New Year's Resolution

Now, I know it's a little early but with my inspiration and commitment to my Stampin' Up! business rejuvenated, it seems like the right time.  It feels so good to have finally made the jump from a hobby demonstrator to a money-making business.  The Holiday Season has been good to last craft fair coming this weekend and a few product orders to finish up.  (If only I could get my own shopping finished!)

There are lots of great things coming for the new year for A+ Stamping Solutions!  My new Etsy shop is just getting underway, project tutorials are being completed and the new class schedule is up.  Thanks for your support and following through the past year. The roller coaster has been crazy with more ups and downs than I care to remember but...the ride is slowing down and I couldn't be happier.

We have recently moved into a new home and I have an amazing new crafting space that I share with my daughter.  I can't wait to get paint on the walls, shelving and display space so that I can share it with all of you.

Only 3 weeks to go before Christmas!  Are you ready?  How about one last gift idea, so simple, so cute.

These lollies are so popular right now as are pennant banners so...why not combine the two!  The Spice Cake Designer Paper is the inspiration for much of my new house and this little cutie fits in perfectly.  Add a few pearls, scraps of ribbon and buttons here and there and you can't go wrong!  Later this week I'll post some holiday themed ones I'm finishing up for the craft fair...

Stay tuned!

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