Today marks the start of the Clearance Rack Blitz!!! Don't miss out on some awesome deals!! Items are only available while supplies last! You can also add regular catalog or holiday catalog items to your cart...and everything will get shipped directly to you!!
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Here's another look at what I started with for the day.
Last week I made I made an advent calender out of a pre-made wooden box/structure and I used some extra winter birch tree paper (bo bunny) from that project and put that along the edge of my page. I also added some Bo bunny embellishments from the die cut pack that I got the deer out of that I had used on the advent calendar. (I didn't add the journaling yet when I took the picture...but that went in the empty space above the advent calendar).
When I made the calendar I posted it on instagram with the #forthekidsidonthave - and in keeping with that sentiment, the dogs seem to be a fitting addition to this page. ;)
On the actual calendar I ran a little bit of sparkly Stickles up the bark, so I mirrored that on the paper in the album.
On the right I moved the cards around a little bit. I inked all the edges- both of the full pages as well as the individual cards. I also decided to round the corners of the cards. Between the rounding and the inking it just felt more finished.
(Yes, that little one is a real dog! Sweetest little girl ever!)
As I got ready to do my first page, I did a little bit of playing around with the title page and decided to change things up a bit. I peeled the existing card off with a little bit of undo and cut a different 3x4 card.
Here's a look at what I started with:
First of all, I decided that as I go through the book, I'll definetly be inking the edges of each of my pages and all of my elements. It just gives it a more finished look. Second, I decided to add a transparency page in the front of my album. I adhered the star to the front of the album- and added some yellow sparkly thickers to the front of the transparency. I sewed right through them, with a regular stitch to keep the thickers in place.
Here you can see what is on the transparency and what is on the patterened paper. I added a second glitter star to the back side of the transparency. I think I might add "december" or something to the green card, if I find one that shows through the way I want it to....
And here is my Day 1:
Another look at my original page:
I added some silver letter stickers to the picture of Westley as well as some Prima pearl swirl embellishments. I wrote in a little bit of a December Intention along the left hand side- and will probably add a couple of "things I want to do this december" to that page.
I spent most of Saturday putting together a menu and working out decoration details for a brunch reception of sorts for my brother and sister-in-law. In the evening I took a quick break for a cup of tea at Townshend's downtown and stapled a portion of a cup sleeve into the page with the mini attacher. (I actually stapled it to the bottom of the picture before I adhered it onto the page- that way it was secure, but the staples weren't visible on the back of the page.)
And this little bug kept me company at the table...It's a little hard to see in this picture, but he's actually sitting on a chair at the table across from me. He was very involved in the menu planning. ;)
This year I taught a class at the Artist's Palette Studio on how to put together a Christmas/December album. It was called Capture Christ,as, based on Ali Edwards' December Daily(tm) concept. I've done it for a few years now, and have loved the finished product. You can see my past December Daily albums here.
It has meant a lot to me to capture the holidays over the last few years. I have to admit that I'm a little nervous about it this year, because this year my December will be missing someone that I've had in it for the past 4, and has really defined the holiday season for me. I've scheduled and planned some fun things for this month to hopefully be able to start some new traditions and new expectations of this season on my own.
Here are my foundation pages...and I will be back on a pretty daily basis to show what I've done with them to document this month.
At the end of my 25 days I had some extra papers and half-sheets that I tucked in the back in case I wanted to use those, as well as some extra page protector sleeves that I might end up using somewhere down the line.
And this was the pile of stuff and papers I had left from this Echo Park paper kit + other embellishments and stuff kit that I used for the class at the Studio.
Are you all done with your Foundation pages? Would love to see them! Post links to your foundation pages here...and if you took this class at the Studio- are you all ready with your albums and ready to tackles this project?!
I know it's been a little while...been busy getting crafty for the holidays! How are your holiday projects coming along? Keep reading for upcoming classes and some amazing holiday deals! I'm looking forward to seeing many of you again, and having some new folks join in on the fun over the coming months!
Wishing everyone a wonderful Thanksgiving- and if I don't see you before, a wonderful Holiday season!
Upcoming Stampin' Up! Classes:
Monday, December 9, 2013 - 6-9pm Holiday Card Class - $16
Still want to make Holiday cards?! There's still time! Come to this class and leave with 8 handmade holiday cards! You will have a chance to check out some new holiday papers, punches and embellishments! If you place an order over $50 the class is free!
Tuesday, January 7, 2013 - 6-9pm Card Class - $12
Come and see the Occasions Catalog that starts on January 3 and make 4 cards using the awesome new stamps, dies and papers! Start the year off with some creative fun! If you place an order over $45 the class is free!
Project Life Scrapbook Class?
Is anyone interested in learning how to apply all of your stamp supplies and paper crafting goodies to an awesome and quick scrapbooking style?
I'm thinking about creating a monthly kit with a variety of embellishments and papers, as well as some digital elements and stamped cards, along with a Workshop Night for people to bring thier scrapbooks and work on layouts with a variety of stamps, tools and techniques to be taught at the class. Price: $15/monthly kit and $20 if you attend the workshop.
Please let me know if you think you might be interested in a re-occuring workshop of this kind. If there is an interest, pencil in Tuesday, January 28 as the first one.
Time for Some Holiday Shopping!!
There's still time to shop for your friends and family (and for you of course!!) Plus, there's an AMAZING holiday sale happening right now!! Go to www.sarahsabri.stampinup.net and click on Shop Now! to start shopping!!
Score some great deals between now and December 2 at the Stampin' Up! Holiday Sale! Click on the image above and start shopping for some great bundles and items at 20%-50% off!!
If you place an online order by 7pm PST on Monday, December 2, 2013 using Hostess Code 3GUGKNXY, you will recieve 50% off your next class fee (or free shipping on any order placed at a class). If you order online, you can add items from the clearance rack and have your order shipped directly to you.
One thing I am very excited to annouce is that I am going to be teaching a series of classes at the Artist's Palette Studio in Eugene over the coming months on Art Journaling. It's still something I'm really exploring myself...and it's so much fun to be able to share that with others at the same time!
Check the Studio website for more information or to sign up for my class (or any of the other awesome classes!) as soon as it's listed. I'll keep updating here as information is available too! hope you'll join me!
that might be a dumb post title, but it's the best I could come up with right at this moment! I can hardly believe that the last real blog post of mine was moments before the new year....297 days ago. What is perhaps even more sad is that there are 2 posts in my drafts folder, almost done from the beginning of the year.
So I'm going to try to fix this. Of course I do this now- as the holidays get closer, and my schedule gets more and more packed I add blogging? On the other hand, this is the perfect time of year to get pictures and projects up here.
Attend this FREE open house at my home (let me know if you need an address and/or directions) and come get some yummy treats, make a few cards and projects with awesome new stamps and products, and qualify for door prizes- just for coming!! So grab a friend and come on over!
Come browse the catalog, or pick up your own hard copy. If you want your own catalog (and who doesn't?!) they are $5 or if you order $30 or more at the open house, you keep the catalog for free! Want to start making your list? Check out the online catalog now! And of course you can place an online order anytime, 24/7 online.
25% Select Greetings Stamp Sets
And to get you started off on the right foot- there's already a sale for 25% off select greeting stamp sets- Sassay Salutations, Sweet Essentials, and Petite Pairs.
Polymer Stamp Sets
Have you checked out the totally clear Polymer Stamp sets? They are SO much fun! You'll get to try them out at the open house and see all of the great special release stamp sets that are available!
See what all the talk is about and see one of the Paper Pumpkin sets for yourself! You can have a box of creativity delivered to your door each month!
Last Chance at Retiring Products
Did you miss out on some of the retired products that you still wanted? If they are still available, you can still add those items to your order until Monday June 3 before they are gone for good!
If you could please let me know if you plan on coming, that would be great, just so that I don't make waaaay too many treats or not enough make-and-take kits!
This email has THREE exciting pieces of Stampin' Up! news that you don't want to miss!!
1) This&That Product Line!!
Stampin' Up! has introduced a brand NEW product line called This&That! It will make it's formal debut in the 2013-2014 Catalog- but 5 products are available NOW! And there's a 15% bundle price that is only valid until April 30!!
Click HERE for the PDF with all the product photos!
You do not want to miss out on these coordinating products- from a really awesome honey-comb journal, to the date stamp, gorgeous designer series paper, embellishment and journaling stickers- and even coordinating WASHI TAPE!! (Can you tell I'm excited??) These products are a great addition to scrapbook pages, cards, and even Project Life albums!!
Also, stay tuned for info about an April Stamp Class afterall....with this release, how do I NOT have a class?! :)
2) 50% off All Fabric through Sunday (March 31)!!
Have you been eyeing the gorgeous fabric options, but not quite sure about the price? Well, this is your chance to get some- because through Sunday all fabric is 50% off!!
3) Get a FREE gift from me!!
If you contact me to place an order or place an online order at www.sarahsabri.stampinup.net by 9:30pm PST on Sunday, March 31, you will get a FREE GIFT from me!! Gifts include stamps, designer paper series packs, card kits, scrapbook kits, a variety of other awesome Stampin' Up! Products and a $20 gift certificate!! (If you order online, you can have your order shipped directly to you)
NOTE: If you place an online order, please be sure to enter Hostess Code 45M36ZPK