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Posts from November 2008

A Sweet Treat for YOU

Lipbalms

As promised, I am providing you with a new tutorial today.  These are lip balm holders and they are so easy to make!  Avon has gingerbread lip balms for the holidays, so you'll want to contact your AVON lady to get your hands on some before they sell out!

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Gingerbread Lip Balm Tutorial

The stamp set that I used on these holders is a hostess only set called Deer Friends.  It is not available for sale.  However, I will be giving away not one, but two of these sets next week.  Here is how you can win a set for yourself:

  • Leave a comment on any of my blog posts.  You will receive one entry for each comment that brightens my day. 
  • Place an online order through my demonstrator website anytime before December 1st.  All online orders placed during the month of November will be entered to win.

Two drawings will be held, one for each group.  Winners will be randomly selected using the website www.random.org and will be announced on December 3rd.

There is a reason that I am encouraging online orders this week......Stampin' Up! is keeping the Holiday Extravaganza sale a secret until Wednesday, but I do know it is tied to online ordering.  So be sure to check back on Wednesday for some great Stampin' deals.

You can shop online anytime by clicking the SHOP NOW button on my Stampin' Up! website .

Happy Stampin'

Melissa

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What I've been up to.....

Wow!  It's been awhile since I last posted.  I have a good excuse:  A CRAFT FAIR!  Boy, these are alot of work.  Fun, but still work.

Here is a picture of one side of our booth at the IUPUI craft fair.  Sorry, I didn't put the dolly away before snapping some pics.

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Tiffany and I are blessed to have a card rack that we picked up from a store that went out of business.  It is perfect for displaying our MANY cards.  We sell them for $2 each.  Most of these cards are extras that we have from classes, so we aren't usually making those up at the last minute.

Here are a few more close-up pictures of this table:

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Tiffany purchased this rack at Hobby Lobby about 2 years ago.  It is fantastic for displaying our odds and ends.  We would love to get another one, but have been unable to locate one. 

See the bowl of gingerbread men in the lower right corner?  Well, check back on Tuesday and I will have a new tutorial (and BLOG CANDY) for you featuring the Deer Friends stamp set.  You don't want to miss it!

Happy Stampin'

Melissa

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Holiday Helper Update & Wedding Gift Card Holder

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Update:  If you are already receiving my email newsletters or have signed up for the Holiday Helper, you will start to receive the Holiday Helper emails next Monday, November 17th.

And if you haven't signed up yet, just click on the pretty red image to the left and you'll be able to join in on the fun!


I'm keeping busy with craft fair projects and I'll be sharing some fun projects with you soon.  If you live in the Indianapolis area, come visit me at the IUPUI craft fair on Saturday, November 22nd.


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Last weekend, I attended my cousin's wedding in Chicago.  It was an absolutely beautiful evening.  The ceremony and reception were held at the Crystal Garden at Navy Pier. 

We don't see many palm trees in the midwest, so it was a real treat! 

I designed a special gift card holder for the newlyweds.  The card measured 3" x 6" and featured the Lovely Letters alphabet, Baroque Border wheel, and the Together Forever stamp set.  The colors are Baja Breeze and Chocolate Chip.

Happy Stampin'

Melissa



 

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Holiday Helper 2008

Holiday Helper 2008

I am happy to announce that I am a Featured Artist in this year's Holiday Helper newsletter.  Each of these 12 newsletters is packed with clear photographed projects highlighting a select theme or activity (Sizzix, Card Making, Gift Giving) and includes a full tutorial with step-by-step pictures, product highlights and other related project ideas. This year there are so many wonderful projects and designers you are NOT going to want to miss it.

Simply sign-up to receive your FREE copy in the form to the left and you will receive a newsletter a day for 12 days. 

Happy Stampin'

Melissa


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Snow Flurries Class

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Are you looking for the perfect holiday gift for that "hard-to-shop-for" person in your life?

Everyone loves to give cards during the holiday season, so why not gift them with this gorgeous card portfolio with 5 coordinating cards!

Local customers may attend the Snow Flurries Class on Friday, November 21st at 7pm at the Stamp Shack, 120 S. Buckeye Street, Kokomo, IN.  Cost is $25 and includes all supplies.  You must pre-register with payment by November 14th to attend. 

Happy Stampin'

Melissa


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