Saturday, December 31, 2016

Thank You Baskets

Happy Saturday!

Over a year ago, Wolfgang asked me to make thank you gifts. Of course, I immediately set to work on crafting nine baskets for him. I finished them and took pictures before he handed them out. Then, when I wanted to make a blog post of them, I couldn't find the pictures. I looked on my SD card as well as my computer and Wolfgang's. No pictures! I thought I was going a little crazy as I distinctly remembered taking the pictures and editing them on my computer. Flash forward a year and what do I stumble upon? Yes, the pictures! They somehow were in a folder on my PC and the folder had nothing to do with crafting. OK, enough of my story. Let's finally get on to seeing the baskets.

This picture is the front of the baskets:

I used retired DSP to embellish the simple 4x4 baskets, along with daisy, butterfly, and swirl dies. A big thank you to my friend Diana for loaning me her swirl die.

Here is a picture of the back of the baskets:

Ha ha, I just noticed I forgot to turn one of the baskets around.

A close-up of the front of one of the baskets:

There was a lot of die cutting involved, but the end result was worth it.

And, a close-up of the back of that basket:

The thank you sentiment is from the IBS Sun Ripened Pear stamp set.

Finally, a picture of how it looked filled with chocolates and packaged:

Wolfgang was happy with the thank you baskets, as were the recipients.

I have a backlog of cards and projects to post, so in the new year I hope to get back on track and blog more regularly again.

Happy New Year!

Thursday, December 1, 2016

Stampin' Up! Holiday Catalog Retiring and Carryover Lists Plus December Online Order Code

Happy Thursday!

The list of retiring items from the Holiday Catalog has been revealed and the Year-End Closeout Sale has begun.


• Promotion period: December 1, 2016 – January 3, 2017 
• All products (and discounts, if any) can be found in the Year-End Closeouts category of my online store.
• Clearance Rack items are only available while supplies last. 
Following the Year-End Closeouts promotion, some products may remain on the Clearance Rack; other items may be removed from the Clearance Rack to be added at another undetermined time. 

• High-inventory items will only be discounted through January 3; beginning 
January 4, they will still be available, but at regular price. 
Retiring item availability will follow standard retiring item rules:
        • Retiring stamp sets are guaranteed available until December 21, 
          after which they will be only available while supplies last. 
        • Retiring accessories will only be available while supplies last. 
         Retiring items will only be available while supplies last. All retiring items 
          will be discontinued after January 3. 
         To see the list of retiring products, click here.

          Other Year-End Closeouts products and applicable discounts can 
          be found in my online store.
• To see the list of holiday carryover items, click here.
• No minimum purchase is required to participate in Year-End Closeouts.
• Year-End Closeouts are eligible for Stampin’ Rewards with qualifying orders.
• New demonstrators may add Year-End Closeouts items to their Starter Kit.

The December on-line ordering code is D2VK2TNG and the thank you gift is your choice of a Classic Ink Pad. After placing your on-line order, please send me an E-mail with the item number and name of the Classic Ink Pad you would like. Reminder, if your order is over $150 you do not need to use the hostess code, though you will still receive the thank you gift. Your thank you gift will be sent in January along with your thank you card. Don't forget--each $50 order also counts toward my personal Rewards Program.

Feel free to E-mail me if you have questions.

Happy crafting!