Friday, October 29, 2010

Happy Halloween!

Wow is it really Friday already????  I've been so busy with Hershey Park in the Dark, parades, school parties, making treats, and trick or treats this week!!  Here is a picture of my little gremlins...

Check out also Shelli's blog  The home office at  Stampin' Up! does Halloween so well.  I always enjoy seeing their costumes.  They have groups that get together for a costume contest and it is just hysterical!  Make sure you check it out! Happy Halloween!

Monday, October 25, 2010

5-minute Projects

I love how quick and easy these were to make!  All I did was glue a sheet of SU!'s Wicked Fun Specialty Paper onto the backboard of a shadowbox I bought at Michaels on sale for $5.  I then decorated the front of the glass with our Spooky Things Decor Elements.  This project seriously took 5 minutes!

Sorry about the pics...I couldn't get rid of the glare!  But you get the idea!

Friday, October 22, 2010

Busy Tonight???? If your in the Harrisburg Area...join me for a Girl's Night Out sponsored by Holy Spirit Hospital!

Holy Spirit Health System is hosting a free Spirit of Women event in October. “Spirit Girls’ Night Out,” will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. on Friday, October 22, at the Harrisburg Area Community College’s Wildwood Conference Center.

With the theme, “Indulge in Your Best Health Now,” Spirit Girls’ Night Out will bring women together for fun, inspiration and learning.

Doors will open at 5:30 p.m. Attendees are welcome to join the physicians and healthcare providers for refreshments prior to the health presentations. Two presentations will be held at 6 p.m.: Todd Campbell, MD, from Oakwood Breast Care Center, will be talking about breast health, breast cancer and treatment options and Sue Nesmith, RN, Holy Spirit Diabetes Services, will address diabetes and fitness. At 6:30 p.m., Maria Michalek, MD, Neurology Center, PC, and medical director of Holy Spirit Sleep Center, will discuss sleep disorders; Angela Soto Hamlin, MD, from Oakwood Breast Care Center, will be talking about breast health, breast cancer and treatment options; and the diabetes presentation will be repeated.

Free blood pressure, body mass index, glucose and cholesterol screenings and breast cancer risk, deep vein thrombosis and sleep assessments will be offered during the event. Free spa treatments and chair massages will be offered by the students from the Massage Therapy Training Program at HACC. To be eligible to receive the screenings, assessments, and spa treatments, attendees must pre-register by calling 763-2100 or online at

Click on the link below for times, screenings and activities provided...

Hope you can join us:)

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Handmade Holiday Savings

Create Amazing cards, Beautiful packaging, and Cherished gifts this holiday season!

From October 19-December 16, choose from several different holiday bundles containing gorgeous Stampin’ Up!® products—perfect for creating cards, gift packaging, and gifts—and all at 20% off!
Stamp Set Bundles

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Haunted House

Well...after a much needed three hour nap...I did get the house completed.  What do you think? 

Monday, October 11, 2010

Tinker Tuesday

Don't forget...tomorrow is Tinker Tuesday.  Come on over at 6:00 or after and bring whatever SU! products are collecting dust at your house and let's put them to use.

**sample house from SU! website
I found Glow in the Dark and Stone spray paint at a local store...I am going to spend my Tuesday Tinkering and making a Haunted House using our Decor Accents Design-a-House and Wicked Fun DSP !  Can't wait to see what I create:) Bwahahha ***evil laugh***

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Want to catch the MDS bug???

Stampin' Up! released a digital scrapbooking and cardmaking program called  My Digital Studio last year...some have jumped on the wagon while others are still a little reluctant.  How many of you will peek through the catalog, find a stamp set that you might like to have, jump onto Splitcoaststampers or a related site to see what kinds of samples are offered BEFORE you pull out your wallet and make the purchase?  As a Stampin' Up! demonstrator we are privileged to have our own version of Splitcoast called Stampin Connection...BUT SU! has now released their own version completely dedicated to My Digital Studio...any why should you care??? Because you don't have to be a demonstrator to enjoy it!  Just click on the link below to see all the really cool things people have been creating using the My Digital Studio program!  Enjoy!

Want to win $400 in digital downloads...
Date: October 1-November 15, 2010

Stampin' Up! invites YOU to participate in its first ever digital design contest using My Digital Studio and Stampin' Up!'s digital downloads! The My Digital Studio Design contest was created to recognize the amazing digital design skills of our talented, creative customers and demonstrators! The contest is open to all customers and demonstrators who have access to My Digital Studio in the US and Canada; five customers and five demonstrators will be selected to win. To enter the contest you will need to design one digital card and two single-page layouts using ONLY My Digital Studio product and Stampin' Up downloads. Submit all samples along with an official entry form and photo release form (if applicable) to

Winners will receive free My Digital Studio digital downloads from Stampin' Up valued at approximately $400! You will also receive a digital pin for your personal blog.
Don't own My Digital Studio or want to purchase new Stampin' Up! digital downloads? Click here!
Our panel of judges can't wait to see your digital artistry on display, so submit your project today!

Ready, Set, Create!
1.Read the complete official rules.
2.Read the My Digital Studio Designing contest FAQ's.
3.Download an official entry form and photo release (if applicable).

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Baltimore Regionals

Woo hoo!  I love when SU! holds a Regional Seminar close to home!  Had a blast as always:)  Unfortunately we did not get to see Shelli.  Her daughter just had a BEAUTIFUL baby boy so it is her tradition to spend the first week with her new grandbaby!  She's such a wonderful grandmother!  I love that she puts the Lord first and her Family second before her job.  If you have a second...check out her blog and see him for cute!

ANYWAY...back to Regionals...In Baltimore...WOO HOO!

Here's part of our CRAZY bunch...
 As part of Regionals we received the stamp set Day of Gratitude.  Not only do they plan great Make n Takes for us (see below) but they also have a display board with more projects using the are two for you to see.

A few of our Make n Takes...

My Swap...

I was so excited to get this stamp set from Regionals that I came home and couldn't wait to play...

Loving the new mini lunch bags too!!!!

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Technique Tuesday

Hello there.  Sorry to all of you who missed my first Technique Tuesday.  Here is a look at the projects we made today...

We concentrated on different products offered by Stampin' Up! for coloring in stamped images.  I stamped a heart image four times on each of Whisper White cardstock, Naturals White cardstock and Watercolor paper.  I simply punched the hearts out using the large heart punch.  Then I drew a line with a pen down the middle of two of each of the cardstock hearts.

 I started with the Watercolor Pencils.  On each of the hearts, I just colored using the pencil itself covering the entire heart.  On the right side of the line, I blended the coloring using a Blender Pen.  I did the same thing using the chalks BUT on the left side I used a q-tip to transfer the color.  I like to use the safety swabs because they have a little bit more cotton on the end and are easier to use.  On the RIGHT side I used the Blender pen to pick up the color and colored in the heart.

The last two I just colored in with the marker and then the last one I used a blender pen to pick up the color from the ink pad to color in the hearts.     I would have like to add another dimension to this by using the Watercolor crayons. Unfortunately I do not (yet) own them and there have been some quality issues with the manufacterer but would love to see how they compare to the rest of them!

So then onto the projects that we then made.  We made this cute little Halloween project inspired by a swap made by Shannon Beafore  that I received at the Baltimore Regionals this past weekend (posting pics tomorrow).    The second project is a cute little ornament that I came up with. You were able to pick what paper and product you used to color in your image.  I chose the Watercolor Paper and colored the images using a Blender Pen and Ink pads.

Tune in next month for the next edition of Technique Tuesday...the first Tuesday of the month.


Check out the new items just added.  Click on my link below to order these items...get them while they're hot because when they're gone...they're gone!

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Free Stamp Set


OOOhhh did I get your attention?  How would you like to be the envy of all your friends and have an exclusive stamp set that won't be available until the Occassions Mini comes out in January???? Here are some samples for you to decide...
Should I mention that there is a matching punch??????

Now what could be better than chocolate....STAMPING!!!!

Stampin Up is offering to everyone...if you sign up as a demonstrator by October will get this set for FREE!  Oooh and should Ialso mention you will still be eligible for the Greenhouse Gala Craft Tote as you receive your AWESOME products in the starter kit, a BEAUTIFUL craft tote to keep everything in AND an AMAZING stamp set that all your friends will be envious of...or you can talk them into signing up so they can get theirs as well.

Want to know what being a Stampin' Up! demonstrator is all about...please feel free to email me ( any questions...I would love to answer them for you!  Can't wait to sign on my link to my Stampin Up! demonstrator website and my password is Kraftin Jems!  Can't wait to hear from you!

Friday, October 1, 2010

Saleabration dates announced

Mark your calendars...Saleabration 2011 dates...January 25th through March 31st! Contact me now to book your dates!  First 3 people to contact me will receive a special prize!