Sunday, October 31, 2010

All About Fall Camp Wannastamp!

I love boxes, bags, totes - anything that you can carry stuff in! I saw this cute pumpkin basket on Stampin' Connection and wanted to offer it at my All About Fall Camp Wannastamp! Everyone loved it! I think a packet of pumpkin seeds would be so cute inside! The recipe is below. All supplies used and shown are from Stampin' Up! To order these great products, visit my 24/7 online store at http://www.pennythomas.stampinup.net/ and click on "Shop Now."
Recipe:
Paper: Cajun Craze (119684) - 5-1/2 X 5 - score the 5-1/2" side at 1" from both ends/score the 5" side at 2" and 3"; Cajun Craze (119684) - 5-1/4 X 5-3/4 (2) - count 8 scallops and score a line along those 8 scallops to show you what to cut off from the bottom; Autumn Spice Designer Series Paper (120808) - 4-1/2 X 4-1/2 (2); Old Olive (100702) - 3-1/2 X 2; Old Olive (100702) - 3 X 2-1/4; Autumn Spice Designer Series Paper (120808) - 3 X 3; Old Olive (100702) - 5 X 1/8 (for the curlycue)
Stamps: None
Inks: None
Miscellaneous: Big Shot Machine (113439); Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder (117335); Old Olive Satin Ribbon (117292) - 5-1/2" long; Scallop Circle Die (113468); Clear Circle Die (114533); Leaves #2 Die (113459); SNAIL Adhesive (104332); Scissors; Sticky Strip (104294); Mini Glue Dots (103683); Hemp Twine (100982) - 4" long; Brights Designer Buttons (119747); Wooden Dowel (to help with curlycue); Ruler

All About Fall Camp Wannastamp!

Okay, I'm melting! I got this beautiful card idea from my friend Dawn Olchefske! I love fall stamping for this very reason. The colors, the richness, the gorgeousness, just all of it! It makes me feel so good to make cards like this! Thank you, Dawn, for allowing me to copy it! The recipe is below. All supplies used and shown are from Stampin' Up! To order these fabulous products, visit my 24/7 online store at www.pennythomas.stampinup.net and click on "Shop Now."
Recipe:
Paper: Basic Black (121045) - 8-1/2 X 5-1/2; Crumb Cake (120953) - 5-1/4 X 4; Very Vanilla (101650) - 5 X 3-3/4; Very Vanilla (101650) - 5-1/4 X 4 (for the inside of the card)
Stamps: French Foliage (120845) - Page 14 of the Holiday Mini Catalog; Seasonal Sentiments (120821) - Page 15 of the Holiday Mini Catalog
Inks: Crumb Cake (121030); Early Espresso (119670); Cajun Craze (119671)
Miscellaneous: SNAIL Adhesive (104332); Clear Block (118485); Stamp-a-ma-jig (101049); Twill Tape (119970) - 16" long; Scissors; Paper Piercer with Mat (116631; 105826); Antique Brads (117273)

All About Fall Camp Wannastamp!

Here is a card we made at my All About Fall Camp Wannastamp that uses the French Foliage stamp set. I am thoroughly enjoying this set and I've been using it constantly over the past several days. I like that there are a couple of elements added into the set - the postage mark, the script and the spots - rather than just a set of leaves. We used the Ink and Roll technique on the leaves to get that wonderful two-toned effect. I believe I saw this card on Stampin' Connection. The recipe is below. All supplies used and shown are from Stampin' Up! To order these great products, visit my 24/7 online store at www.pennythomas.stampinup.net and click on "Shop Now."
Recipe:
Paper: Sahara Sand (121043) - 8-1/2 X 5-1/2
Stamps: French Foliage (120845) - Page 14 of the Holiday Mini Catalog; Sincere Salutations (115068) - Page 155 of the catalog
Inks: Early Espresso (119670); Pumpkin Pie (105216); Old Olive (102277); More Mustard (103162); Cajun Craze (119671); Soft Suede (115657); Bravo Burgundy (105214)
Miscellaneous: Early Espresso Satin Ribbon (119753) - 19" long; scissors; Stamp-a-ma-jig (101049)

All About Fall Camp Wannastamp!

This card is one of the regional make-n-takes we did in St. George, Utah! Perfect for my All About Fall Camp Wannastamp - and I'm absolutely loving the Day of Gratitude stamp set! Classy, classy! The recipe is below. All supplies used and shown are from Stampin' Up! To order these beautiful products, visit my 24/7 online store at www.pennythomas.stampinup.net and click on "Shop Now."
Recipe:
Paper: Cajun Craze (119684) - 9-1/2 X 4-1/4 - scored at 5-1/2"; River Rock Textured (119944) - 3-3/4 X 3-1/4; Whisper White (100730) - 2 X 2; 2 X 1-1/2; 2-1/2 X 1; 1 X 1
Stamps: Day of Gratitude (120835) - Page 7 of the Holiday Mini Catalog
Inks: Cajun Craze (119671); River Rock (109010); Cajun Craze Marker (119678); River Rock Marker (120972)
Miscellaneous: Mini Library Clips (109857); Paper Piercer with Mat (116631; 105826); Stampin' Dimensionals (104432); Stamp-a-ma-jig (101049)

All About Fall Camp Wannastamp!

I LOVE THUMPING - and that's what we did on this cute little card at my All About Fall Camp Wannastamp! You ink up your stamp in one color - then use markers in other colors to thump (thumping is kind of like bouncing) around on the inked-up stamp! It gives you a nice spectrum of color and it works beautifully for fall things like leaves, trees, and pumpkins. The recipe is below. All supplies used and shown are from Stampin' Up! To order these awesome products, visit my 24/7 online store at http://www.pennythomas.stampinup.net/ and click on "Shop Now."
Recipe:
Paper: Early Espresso Textured (119691) - 8-1/2 X 5-1/2; Very Vanilla (101650) - 5-1/4 X 4; Cajun Craze Textured (119689) - 5-1/2 X 1/4; Old Olive Textured Scrap (119934); Crumb Cake Scrap (120953); Very Vanilla (101650) - 5-1/2 X 4-1/4 (for the inside of the card)
Stamps: Falling Leaves (115368) - Page 28 of the catalog; Trendy Trees (113258) - Page 110 of the catalog
Inks: Old Olive (102277); Cherry Cobbler Marker (119681); Cajun Craze Marker (119678); Early Espresso (119670); More Mustard (103162); Old Olive Marker (100079); Early Espresso Marker (119680)
Miscellaneous: Stampin' Dimensionals (104430); Big Shot Machine; Top Note Die; Stamp-a-ma-jig; SNAIL Adhesive; 1-3/8" Circle Punch; Modern Label Punch

All About Fall Camp Wannastamp!

OMG! THIS IS ADORABLE! How can one little bookmark make me so happy? I don't know, but when I look at it, I feel extreme joy! I can't wait to place him into the cookbook I've been looking at every night before I go to bed! I'm sure to have sweet dreams. We made this item at my All About Fall Camp Wannastamp! The recipe is below. All supplies used and shown are from Stampin' Up!, except for the magnets! If you'd like to purchase these wonderful products, visit my 24/7 online store at www.pennythomas.stampinup.net and click on "Shop Now." It's easy and it's fun!
Recipe:
Paper: Old Olive Textured (119934) - 9 X 2-1/2; Early Espresso Textured (119691)- 3-1/2 X 3; Very Vanilla (101650) - 2-1/2 X 1; Cajun Craze Scrap (119684); Autumn Spice Designer Series Paper (120808) - 2-1/2 X 1-1/2; Old Olive Textured (119934) - 2 X 2; Autumn Spice Designer Series Paper (120808) - 1-3/4 X 3/4
Stamps: Fabulous Phrases (117002) - Page 149 of the catalog
Ink: Early Espresso (119670)
Miscellaneous: Big Shot Machine (113439); Two Tags Die (115954); Two-Step Owl Punch (118074); Stamp-a-ma-jig (101049); Magnets; 2-Way Glue Pen (100425); Stampin' Dimensionals (104430); Basic Rhinestone Jewels (119246); Paper Snips (103579); Old Olive 1/8" Taffeta Ribbon (119256) - 8-1/2" long; Scissors

All About Fall Camp Wannastamp!

This is a card I received as a Founder's Circle swap from Jill Hilliard. It was one of my favorite swaps and I knew immediately that I would like to reproduce it for my All About Fall Camp Wannastamp! It looks so Thanksgiving-y! The recipe is below. All supplies used and shown are from Stampin' Up! To order these products, visit my 24/7 online store at www.pennythomas.stampinup.net and click on "Shop Now."
Recipe:
Paper: Chocolate Chip (102128) - 11 X 4-1/4; Cajun Craze (119684) - 5-1/4 X 4; Very Vanilla (101650) - 5 X 3-3/4; Chocolate Chip Scrap; Very Vanilla Scrap; Naturals Ivory Scrap (101849); Very Vanilla (101650) - 5-1/4 X 4 (for the inside of the card)
Stamps: Paisley Prints (120817) - Page 11 of the Holiday Mini Catalog; Fabulous Phrases (117002) - Page 149 of the catalog
Inks: Chocolate Chip (100908); More Mustard (103162); Cajun Craze (119671)
Miscellaneous: SNAIL Adhesive (104332); Big Shot Machine (113439); Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder (117335); Stampin' Dimensionals (104430); Decorative Label Punch (120907); Small Oval Punch (119863); Paper Snips (103579); Paper Piercer with Mat (116631; 105826); Vanilla 5/16" Neutrals Brad (112534); Chantilly Crochet Trim (118480) - 8/1-2" long; Scissors

All About Fall Camp Wannastamp!

Fun little things like this make my world go 'round! Need a quick thank-you, thinking of you, or party favor? This is it! I got this cute idea from my sister, Pam D'Urso, and I've been saving it for the right time - and now is the right time! The recipe is below. All supplies used and shown are from Stampin' Up!, except for the candy! To order these products, visit my 24/7 online store at www.pennythomas.stampinup.net and click on "Shop Now."
Recipe:
Paper: Old Olive scrap (100702); Whisper White scrap (100730)
Stamps: Falling Leaves (115368) - Page 28 of the catalog
Inks: Rich Razzleberry (115658); More Mustard (103162); Old Olive (102277); Early Espresso Marker (119680); Chocolate Chip Marker (100071)
Miscellaneous: 3-1/8 X 3-1/8 White Envelopes (107309); 1/2" Circle Punch (119869); 1" Circle Punch (119868); 3/4" Circle Punch (119873); Small Flat Cellophane Bags (103104); Candy; Scallop Circle Punch (119854); Stampin' Dimensionals (104430); 1/8" Circle Punch ; Rich Razzleberry 1/8" Taffeta Ribbon (119259) - 5" long; Scissors

All About Fall Camp Wannastamp!

STOP ME from standing on the side of the road and stopping traffic to show people these GORGEOUS CONES! I think the people driving by should see these! They have no idea that inside my house, I'm making beautiful things like this! I'm sure they'd want to know, don't you? Anyway, I saw this beautiful idea on Carrie Gaskin's blog and just had to copy it! It's another item that we made at my All About Fall Camp Wannastamp! The recipe is below. All supplies used and shown are from Stampin' Up!, except for the pretzels, of course! It looks cute filled with popcorn, too! Don't forget to snip one corner off of your 6 X 6 paper so the cone folds together nicely. To order these classy products, visit my 24/7 online store at www.pennythomas.stampinup.net and click on "Shop Now."
Recipe:
Paper: Autumn Spice Designer Series Paper (120808) - 6 X 6; Early Espresso (119686) - 6 X 1-1/2; Cajun Craze (119684) - 6 X 1-1/2; Very Vanilla Scrap (101650)
Stamps: Define Your Life (114950) - Page 161 of the catalog
Inks: Early Espresso (119670)
Miscellaneous: Scissors; Sticky Strip (104294); Scallop Edge Border Punch (119882); Very Vanilla Satin Ribbon (117291) - 10" long; Early Espresso Satin Ribbon (119753) - 10" long; Antique Brads (117273); Crop-A-Dile (108362); Large Flat Cellophane Bags (102210); Pretzels; Early Espresso Taffeta Ribbon (119964) - 8" long; Very Vanilla Taffeta Ribbon (109071) - 8" long; Decorative Label Punch (120907)

Friday, October 29, 2010

Christmas Card No. 11!

To order these products, visit my 24/7 online store at www.pennythomas.stampinup.net and click on "Shop Now." Beautiful and sweet - a real Christmas treat! I saw this wonderful card on Stampin' Connection and had to give it a try. I love, love, love Cherry Cobbler! The supplies I used are: Old Olive Card Stock (100702); Cherry Cobbler Card Stock (119685); Very Vanilla Card Stock (101650); Early Espresso Classic Ink (119670); Cherry Cobbler Classic Ink (119669); Tiny Tags (118091); Paisley Prints (120817); SNAIL Adhesive (104332); Early Espresso 1-1/4" Striped Grosgrain Ribbon (119961); Cherry Cobbler Button (121002); Linen Thread (104199); Jewelry Tag Punch (117190); Stampin' Dimensionals (104430); Stamp-a-ma-jig (101049); Basic Rhinestone Jewels (119246); 1/16th-inch Circle Punch (101227); Big Shot Machine (113439); Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder (117335)

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Simply Adorned Halloween Bracelet!

Isn't this just the cutest thing you've ever seen? I could just SQUEEZE it! I had a Simply Adorned Paper Charm Open House last Saturday - one of the most fun events I've ever had - and one of the participants, Kathy Boudreaux, came up with this adorable Halloween bracelet! Of course we were ALL on it and had to make one for ourselves, and I'm just eating him up! The other side of the charms has different skeleton body parts - and he's now my new best friend! I am on fire for the Simply Adorned line now, and with the Simply Adorned Holiday Bundle (124076) that Stampin' Up! is offering, you can get the 1-1/4 X 1 charm, the 24" chain, and the Charming set, which goes perfectly with the Simply Adorned line, for a reduced price of $39.88. I'm so happy now, I have him in my charm collection! He's from a retired stamp set called "Scary Skeleton," but there are so many other CUTE Halloween images that would work with the bracelet charms. To order the bundle I've listed above, just visit my 24/7 online store at http://www.pennythomas.stampinup.net/ and click on "Shop Now."

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Christmas Card No. 10!

To order these products, just visit my 24/7 online store at www.pennythomas.stampinup.net and click on "Shop Now." Want a classy and elegant Christmas card? This just might be your ticket. Easy to make, but soothing, crisp, and clean to look at! I saw this great card idea on Stampin' Connection. The supplies I used are: Sahara Sand Card Stock (121043); Basic Black Card Stock (121045); Very Vanilla Card Stock (101650); Sahara Sand Classic Ink (105208); Basic Black Classic Ink (101179); SNAIL Adhesive (104332); Large Oval Punch (119855); Wide Oval Punch (119859); Scallop Trim Border Punch (118402); Basic Rhinestone Jewels (119246); Stampin' Dimensionals (104430)

Monday, October 25, 2010

Christmas Card No. 9!

To order Stampin' Up!'s fun merchandise, you can visit my 24/7 online store at www.pennythomas.stampinup.net and click on "Shop Now." I love what you can do with some card stock and punches! This Santa was totally made using just card stock and punches - and a little ink for his cheeks and nose! Fun, fun - makes my world go 'round! I used the following supplies: Real Red card stock (102482); Whisper White card stock (100730); Blushing Bride card stock (119796); Old Olive card stock (100702); Basic Black card stock (121045); 1/2" Circle Punch (119869) - for the berries; 3/4" Circle Punch (119873) - for the holly; Large Oval Punch (119855) - for the nose; Stampin' Dimensionals (104430); Uni-Ball Signo White Gel Pen (105021) - for the eyes; Stampin' Sponges (101610); 2-Way Glue Pen (100425); Dazzling Diamonds Glitter (102023); Real Red Classic Ink (103133); Big Shot Machine (113439); Perfect Details Texturz Plate (115962)

Friday, October 22, 2010

Christmas Card No. 8!

To order these wonderful Stampin' Up! products, you can visit my 24/7 online store at www.pennythomas.stampinup.net and click on "Shop Now." What a FUN card! This is Twila Mooneyham's card from Stampin' Connection! I love so many of Twila's creations. She is one creative gal and I'm one great COPYING gal! Here's what I used: Crumb Cake Card Stock (120953); Whisper White Card Stock (100730); Deck the Halls Designer Series Paper (120810); Holiday Hoopla (116912); Many Merry Messages (116586); Craft White Ink (101731); Cherry Cobbler Classic Pad (119669); Basic Black Pad (101179); Blush Blossom Marker (100037); Stampin' Dimensionals (104430); Stamp-a-ma-jig (101049); Stampin' Sponge (101610); 2-Way Glue Pen (100425); Dazzling Diamonds Glitter (102023); Old Olive Satin Ribbon (117292)

Christmas Card No. 7!

To order these wonderful Stampin' Up! products, you can visit my 24/7 online store at www.pennythomas.stampinup.net and click on "Shop Now." GORGEOUS, GORGEOUS! I found this card on Stampin' Connection and it had my name on it! Maybe this will be my family's Christmas card this year! Super simple, but gorgeous! Here's what I used: Naturals Ivory Card Stock (101849); Snow Swirled (111690); Tags Til Christmas (120847); Always Artichoke Classic Pad (105219); Cherry Cobbler Classic Pad (119669); Big Shot Machine (113439); Northern Flurry Embossing Folder (120902); Stampin' Dimensionals (104430); Ornament Punch (119847); Basic Rhinestone Jewels (119246); Stamp-a-ma-jig (101049).

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Christmas Card No. 6!

To order these wonderful Stampin' Up! products, you can visit my 24/7 online store at http://www.pennythomas.stampinup.net/ and click on "Shop Now." Love chocolate and pink together! The ornament looks like it's been stamped in black, but it's really Early Espresso. This is a SUPER-CUTE card that I found on Stampin' Connection - just had to make it! Here's what I used: Crumb Cake Card Stock (120953); Blushing Bride Card Stock (119796); Very Vanilla Card Stock (101650); Contempo Christmas (118734) - gosh, I'm using that set AGAIN!; Early Espresso Classic Pad (119670); Blushing Bride Classic Pad (119786); Scallop Trim Border Punch (118402); Blushing Bride 1/2" Stitched Poly Ribbon (119267); Ornament Punch (119847); Stampin' Dimensionals (104430); Stamp-a-ma-jig (101049). Minimal supplies - GORGEOUS CARD! Okay, maybe THIS should be my family's Christmas card this year!

Christmas Card No. 5!

To order these wonderful Stampin' Up! products, you can visit my 24/7 online store at http://www.pennythomas.stampinup.net/ and click on "Shop Now." Here's another GREAT Christmas card I found on Stampin' Connection! Doesn't this Candy Cane Christmas Designer Series Paper make you HAPPY? Maybe I should make THIS card for my family's Christmas card this year! Here's what I used: Real Red Card Stock (102482); Candy Cane Christmas Designer Series Paper (120809); Whisper White Card Stock (100730); Contempo Christmas (118734) - notice how I'm using this set all the time? It's such a fantastic set and I love this font! Real Red Classic Pad (103133); Stampin' Dimensionals (104432); Wide Oval Punch (119859); Real Red Satin Ribbon (117286). Minimal supplies - SUPER CARD!

Monday, October 18, 2010

Christmas Card No. 4!

To order these wonderful Stampin' Up! products, you can visit my 24/7 online store at www.pennythomas.stampinup.net and click on "Shop Now." Here's a GREAT Christmas card that I found on Stampin' Connection. I love the Jolly Holiday Designer Series Paper. It makes all of your Christmas paper crafting, well, JOLLY! This might just have to be my family's Christmas card this year, but it's so hard to pick one! Here's what I used for this card: Very Vanilla Card Stock (101650); Old Olive Card Stock (100702); Cherry Cobbler Card Stock (119685); Jolly Holiday Designer Series Paper (117159); Contempo Christmas (118734); Cherry Cobbler Classic Pad (119669); Old Olive Marker (100079); Early Espresso Marker (119680); Stampin' Dimensionals (104430); Stamp-a-ma-jig (101049); Basic Rhinestone Jewels (119246); Old Olive Satin Ribbon (117292).

Christmas Card No. 3!

To order these wonderful Stampin' Up! products, just visit my 24/7 online store at www.pennythomas.stampinup.net and click on "Shop Now." I really like the Dasher stamp! It's fun that you can purchase just one beautiful stamp like this and make a fabulous Christmas card! I saw this idea on Stampin' Connection and wanted to reproduce it. Here's what I used: Soft Suede Card Stock (115318); Early Espresso Card Stock (119686); Cherry Cobbler Card Stock (119685); Naturals Ivory Card Stock (101849); Dasher (116816); Teeny Tiny Wishes (115370); Cherry Cobbler Classic Pad (119669); Early Espresso Classic Pad (119670); Big Shot Machine (113439); Square Lattice Embossing Folder (119976); Early Espresso Satin Ribbon (119753); Stampin' Dimensionals (104430); Stampin' Sponge (101610).

Friday, October 15, 2010

Christmas Card No. 2!

To order these wonderful Stampin' Up! products, you can visit my 24/7 online store at www.pennythomas.stampinup.net and click on "Shop Now." Cherry Cobbler has become my new favorite RED! I'm selecting it for almost all of my Christmas cards. I saw this lovely card on our Stampin' Connection site (sorry, don't know who it belongs to) and it was one of the 46 Christmas cards I made last week. I think it's gorgeous! Here's what I used: Cherry Cobbler card stock (119685); Deck the Halls Designer Series Paper (120810); Very Vanilla card stock (101650); Silver Glass Glitter (120995); Bells & Boughs stamp set (120831); Basic Black Classic Ink (101179); Always Artichoke Classic Ink (105219); Cherry Cobbler Marker (119681); Blender Pens (102845); Stampin' Dimensionals (104430); Deck the Halls Big Designer Buttons (121002); Linen Thread (104199); Mini Glue Dots (103683). MAKE MERRY!

Christmas Card No. 1!

To order Stampin' Up! merchandise, you can visit my 24/7 online store at http://www.pennythomas.stampinup.net/ and click on "Shop Now." Isn't this card luscious? I got this beautiful card idea right out of our current Stampin' Success magazine. I reversed the colors that are shown in the magazine because I wanted my card base to be Cherry Cobbler. This was a very simple card to make, but I like the POW it gives you, and what greeting could be nicer than "Merry & Bright"! Here's what I used: Cherry Cobbler card stock (119690); Early Espresso card stock (119686); Naturals Ivory card stock (101849); Deck the Halls Designer Series Paper (120810); Bright Christmas stamp set (121678); Antique Brads (117273); and Chantilly Crochet Trim (118480). BE JOLLY!

Monday, October 11, 2010

Halloween Frame!

To order Stampin' Up!'s amazing merchandise, you can visit my 24/7 online store by going to www.pennythomas.stampinup.net and click on "Shop Now." This frame is available from Stampin' Up! in the Definitely Decorative brochure (117599). What I love about it is there's a 4 X 4 open space in the middle so you can seasonally change out the stamped picture! I added some Black Satin Ribbon (117285) and a tag using the Extra Large Tag Punch (119866) and I've got a great home decoration for Halloween. The 4 X 4 area is covered with glass, but if your decoration has 3D items on it, you can always place it on top of the glass instead of underneath! I'm going to really enjoy this frame, changing it out for every holiday. I purchased the stand from a frame store, but I'm LOVING the frame itself! I think this would make a lovely gift for someone, especially if you provided them with a new 4 X 4 stamped decoration each month!

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Missing Button!

Has this ever happened to you? This past week I've been churning out Christmas cards like crazy trying to decide which ones I would offer for my Jolly Jingle Christmas Card Workshop coming up next month. Over the past week, I've made 46 different Christmas cards! One of the cards called for a big Cherry Cobbler button. Realizing that I couldn't purchase those in bulk for the number of cards being made at my workshop, I resorted to making my own Cherry Cobbler paper button, which is really fun to do! I glued four circles together, ran it through my Big Shot to get texture on the top of the button, punched two holes in it and then threaded Linen Thread through it - just like a button! I then added Crystal Effects all over the top to make it shiny, just like a button, and then set it aside to dry. Well, I got busy making all kinds of other cards and when I looked for my button, IT WAS GONE! I turned my office upside down looking for the silly thing only to find that it was attached to my shorts - Crystal Effects side down, unfortunately, ruining my shorts. I got the biggest chuckle out of this - I amuse myself sometimes - and had to take a picture of it. Pitiful, huh? I was walking all over the place looking for that button and it was attached to me the entire time! Ha! You gotta wonder sometimes!

Friday, October 8, 2010

Jewelry Made with Stampin' Up!'s Help!

To order COOL Stampin' Up! merchandise, visit my 24/7 online store at www.pennythomas.stampinup.net and click on "Shop Now"! Look what I've been making! I love my bottlecap necklaces and now I want one for every holiday! I stamped my monogram with the Monogram Sweet stamp set, which unfortunately is retired. I then used my 1" circle punch (119868) to punch it out; ran my SNAIL Adhesive (104332) all across the back and adhered it to the bottlecap; squeezed Crystal Effects (101055) all across the top to make it nice and shiny; let it dry for 24 hours; attached the three Basic Rhinestone Jewels (119146) with Crystal Effects (after removing the adhesive from the back of the jewels). I then punched two holes with a 1/16" Circle Punch (101227); added my jump rings for the chain and to hang a beautiful Simply Adorned Pink Crystal Bauble (121013) and Black Crystal Bauble (121011) from it - and VOILA! I LOVE IT! Although the two stamp sets I used are retired, many of our alphabet sets or Halloween sets would work nicely for this! Now I've got to make a beautiful Christmas one! Any suggestions on which stamp set I should use?
WOO HOO! LOOK AT THIS! Here's more jewelry made with Stampin' Up! merchandise! My sister Pam gave me this as a thank-you for our Brenham Demonstrator Retreat! I can't stop gushing over it! It's colorful and fun and I love the sound the buttons make while you're wearing it - just like a charm bracelet! She used our Simply Adorned Bracelet (117342) and attached our Brights Buttons (119747) and clear Bitty Buttons (118761) to large jump rings - and then attached those to our bracelet! FUN? You betcha it is - and you can make one, too! She said it didn't take nearly as long to make as she thought it would! This would be a GREAT Christmas present for all the Stampin' Up! fanatics in your life - you included!

Thursday, October 7, 2010

2010 Brenham Demonstrator Retreat!

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Every year the demonstrators from The TOPICS! meet in beautiful Brenham, Texas for an annual demonstrator retreat! We spend the entire weekend stamping our hearts out on whatever we feel like stamping! There's also lots of laughter and giggling going on, too! We absolutely love this annual weekend and we look forward to it every year! You can join The TOPICS! and spend this fun weekend in Brenham with us, too! We'd love to have you! It's a great bunch of gals who love stamping! Listen to the video message above. It was recorded JUST FOR YOU! COME NEXT YEAR!

Big Shot Club!

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Watch this video for information about a really cool Big Shot Club that you can join in November or December! Don't miss out! Contact me at stitchingandstamping@yahoo.com if you'd like to participate! The items included in this club are: The Big Shot Machine; the Extended Cutting Pads; the Decorative Strip Spacer Platform; the Decorative Strip Cutting Pads; the Extended Premium Crease Pad; the Standard Premium Crease Pad; the Standard Texturz Impressions Pad; the Standard Texturz Silicone Rubber Pad; eight samples of die-cut pieces (2 each month of the club); a Level 1 Hostess Set; $15 in Free Merchandise; Three Sale-A-Bration items! WOO HOO! All this for $52 a month for a 4-month period! All of your items will be received in February or March, depending on when you join the club!

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Halloween Pumpkins!

To order Stampin' Up!'s fun merchandise, you can visit my online store 24/7 and click on "Shop Now" at www.pennythomas.stampinup.net! WOO HOO! I used the Black Flourish Designer Jewels (120987) in the Holiday Mini Catalog to make these beautiful pumpkins - and it was fun AND easy! Now I'm looking around my house to see what else I can put them on. A mirror would be good or a glass door - I've kind of gone Black Flourish CRAZY!

Friday, October 1, 2010

September Card Sample!

To order Stampin' Up!'s amazing products, visit my 24/7 online store at www.pennythomas.stampinup.net and click on "Shop Now"! My son just recently got his driver's license, so to celebrate this wonderful occasion, my sister Pam sent him this adorable car card made from punches! Isn't it the cutest thing you've ever seen? She placed a $10 bill inside so he'd have a little gas money. Isn't that fun? We like the red star - it reminds us of the old Texaco stations! THANK YOU, PAM!