Thursday, December 31, 2009

Saying Goodbye to 2009!

Ellen Kemper is the QUEEN of punches! 
Here is her version of Father Time!

Here we are again, time to make New Year's Resolutions.....well, I know I have great intentions!
One resolution I had been thinking about is about to happen....With my good friend helping me! (Gotta love Yvonne!)  Begining January 12th and continuing the 2nd Tuesday of each month, we are starting a paper-crafting club!  "PAPER PALS" presents "The Paper Playground" where papercrafting comes alive!
We will have monthly door-prizes, themed swaps, display boards, birthday clubhouse and of course snacks! YUMMY!  Over the next year, we will be learning more about rubber stamping, fun folds, punch art, die cuts and oodles of techniques!

I hope you all make a resolution or two and stick to it!  I know that is takes some work, but give it a try!
Whatever you decide about New Year resolutions I hope you will come visit The Minky Moose Club on a regular basis this next year, bring your fun-loving heart and leave me comments. I Love Comments! Tell me what you like or not like.  Tell me what else you would like to see when you visit!  Just take a moment and leave a note!

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Dressing up an everyday item!

This candle was made by UDI member, Ann Fitton!  This makes such a great gift!
I know that Christmas Holidays are over, and during the next month I will be concentrating not only on Valentines Day (which will be here before we know it) but also on Birthdays; the year round ocassion! Afterall, handmade gifts are gifts from the heart and are perfect of any ocassion!

Sunday, December 27, 2009

Sketch 7 Example....

This example was made by one of my Australian UDI friends, Leonie!
Wouldn't this make a beautiful Birthday Card!

Saturday, December 26, 2009

Sketchy Saturday # 7!

I hope that this sketch inspires some great creativity!
Check back tomorrow to a finished example!

Monday, December 14, 2009

Big on Christmas!

This is a little tote bag....great for giving small gifts to co-workers, teachers & the neighbors!

Sunday, December 13, 2009

Gift Tags

Here he is again! How adorable are these tags? 
I absolutely love the Big Shot and the Top Note Bigz Die!

Saturday, December 12, 2009

This is my kind of Santa!

This "UPS Santa" is the creation of Ellen Kemper! 
She is the queen of punches!

Friday, December 11, 2009

Holiday 4 pack!

This project comes from Lynn Heppner! How fun is this to give as a gift?  You could put a different little treat in each of the mini milk cartons!
The Holiday Line Up stamp set is as cute as can be!  This set can be found on page 43 of your Idea Book & Catalog.  Take a look at the other Line Up characters!

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Jolliest Time of the Year!

I love this set!  However, I always find myself using the Santa!  It's not that the snowman and tree are not cute too.  I guess I just can't resist Santa!

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Downline Spotlight!

This project was done by Kimberlee Zenger!  This is a Scrapbook Page was made in the My Digital Studio program.

Kimberlee enjoys using this new program offered by Stampin' Up! She says that it is easy and fun.  As you can see from this picture, My Digital Studio features Stampin' Up!'s beautiful artwork and colors.  All you need to supply is the digital pictures!
Beautiful Page! Thanks for sharing, Kim!

Sunday, December 6, 2009

Santa has TWO new Reindeer!

During Heidi's workshop today, we played a game!  Two teams of three had 4 minutes to make reindeer antlers using no more than 7 balloons and a pair of pantyhose!  When the first teams antlers were completed the team captains had to wear the antlers and sing Jingle Bells!.....

Katie & Patty are racing the clock to get the balloons blown up for their team captain!
and the TWO new Reindeer are.....

Savanna! (aka: Inflate) and.......

Mom, Heidi! (aka: Deflate)

Heidi's Workshop Highlights!

Heidi & her friends making the Box In A Bag!
Looks like FUN!

Savanna is practicing her Heat Embossing Skills!    

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Dormant Stamp Sets Will Be Retired Soon -- order them NOW at a Discount!

Hello everyone! Stampin' Up! released a list of stamps currently on the Dormant List, which will officially retire on January 4, 2010. Most of the sets were originally shown in the 2009 Spring/Summer Idea Book and Catalog. If any of these sets are on your wish list, contact me soon or place your order online to receive these sets before they are gone forever!

***For a Limited Time Only -- Order these stamp sets directly from me (not at my Online Store) and you will receive a 10% discount on each soon-to-be-retired set (discount does not apply to additional items on your order).  Email me at to place your order!***

Item Number Stamp Set

113407 Back Woods

114492 Beautiful Baby

114486 Birthday Wish

113200 Branch Out

114496 Celebrations

113732 Central Park

113206 Classic Sketches

113226 Classy & Fabulous

114498 Flowers in Silhouette

113405 Font of You

113216 For the Bride

114494 Forever

109425 Friend by Definition

114488 Fun Flowers

113716 Garden Greetings

114490 Glad Friends

111580 Grand Soiree

113242 Hit the Road

113710 Lexicon of Leaves

113236 Man's Best Friend

114423 Ocean Commotion

113728 Playful Petals

109276 Polka Dot

111544 Putt Putt

113240 Quilt Quips

113754 Really Retro

113403 Sip by Sip

113726 Sweet Stems

113250 That's Funny

113688 Wonderful Watercolors

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Holiday Extravaganza has been EXTENDED!

Due to high demand... the ONLINE EXTRAVAGANZA SALE has been extended through midnight (MT) Wed., December 2nd!!

Enjoy 30, 40 and even 50% savings on your favorite Stampin' Up! products!

Sunday, November 29, 2009

Yummy, Hot Apple Pie!

I am sharing this great Punch card from Sophia! She has such a great imagination when it comes to using her Stampin' Up! hand punches! This card is not only good for the holiday season that we are currently in; change the sentiment and what a terrific 4th of July card this would make! There is nothing more patriotic than Hot Apple Pie!

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving!

Well, I wish I could take credit for is cute pilgrim. But the actual punched pilgrim (Yes, I did say PUNCHED pilgrim—he is made out of all SU! punches!) himself was designed by Ellen Kemper!

Wanna know how it’s done?

Feet: Butterfly punch cut in half
Buckles for hat and shoes: Slit punch first, then Word Window cut in half and edges rounded
Ankle/Calves: Word Window
Legs: Small Oval
Belly: 1 3/4 Circle punch
Collar: Half a tag punch with cut triangle slit
Arms: Small oval first with Wide Oval punched over to make oval donut :o)
Head: Ornament punch
Ears and Nose: 1/2" Circle punch
Eyes: 1/4" Circle punch
Hat: Tag punch trimmed
Hat brim: Word Window punch extended in length (if you want) by feeding cardstock threw the back opening of punch
Hair: Just the Ornament punch again — cut on the edge and slit up randomly to make the hair strands.
Cuffs: were just freehand cut squares.

Hope you all enjoy your day!

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Holiday Extravaganza!

Dates: November 23-30, 2009
For one week only, you can get amazing discounts....up to 50 percent off....on over 40 products and product bundles!
Click here to go to my Stampin' Up! website to view them. Once your on my website, click on the buttons to see the product in each category.

Things to Remember:
Orders may be placed online or through me.
The sale begins Monday, November 23, 2009, 12:01 AM (MT), and ends Monday November 30, 2009, 11:50 PM (MT).
Discounts range between 30 percent and 50 percent.
For online orders, discounts will be shown in the shopping bag at checkout.

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Technique Tuesday....Faux Metal

1) Cut card stock to desired size and stamp a VersaMark pad over the entire piece. Sprinkle Gold or Silver Stampin' Emboss powder over card stock piece.

2) Heat powder using heat tool. Sprinkle on additional powder while the image is still hot, and reheat. Repeat at least three times.

3) To create image, ink your stamp with VersaMark ink (to avoid sticking) and press into warm layers of embossing powder.

Tip:Have your inked stamp ready to use immediately after the last time you heat the powder. If you wait too long, the embossing will harden to the point that you won't be able to create an impression with your stamp (if this does happen, simply reheat the card stock piece.)

Monday, November 23, 2009

Downline Spotlight!

This is a pic sent to me from Kimberlee Zenger!
She is busy making Holiday Gifts!
Use your stamps to make some beautiful gifts for the people in your life.
This Holiday Season, remember your neighbors, friends, co-workers, kids teachers and principal! Don't forget those we see all the time: your bank teller, checker at the grocery store maybe even your UPS Driver! Everyone enjoys a gift of appreciation!
Thanks for sharing Kim!

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Saturday Sketch #6 example

This example comes from one of my UDI and Late Night Stampers sisters, Gretchen Barron. She is extremely talented and is always posting sketches. As you can see in this picture, she has even added a little extra pizzazz to the inside of the card.

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Saturday Sketch #6

This sketch is a bit of a change. It shows you where to use your Designer Series Papers! I hope this gets those creative juices flowing. Check back tomorrow to see an example using this sketch!

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Downline Spotlight!

This card was made by Jessy Vasgird!
This is her take on a "Colorado" Christmas card.
The purple mountains and the Lovely As A Tree stamp set says it all!
These cards were some of the 1st to go at yesterday's Craft Fair. A little bling always grab attention!
Great Job, Jessy!

Friday, November 13, 2009

Create the PERFECT Table Setting!

Click the above picture for a great video on using the Table Setting Die to dress up and embellish your Holiday Dinner Table!

Thursday, November 12, 2009

More Patterned Pines....

This Level One Hostess Set is a GOT TO HAVE set! It has been so much fun to use. Here is an example using Bashful Blue, Whisper White and just a hint of silver! Try using this set in any color. It's a KEEPER!

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Play On Words!

Isn't this too cute! Sophia is sooooo tanlented! I LOVE this card! A BIG thanks to Sophia for sharing her talents on her blog. This was definitely another one of those ideas that you just have to C.A.S.E.!
This play on words reminds me of one of the gals in my stamp guessed it, Yvonne!
Hope you enjoy this card as much as I do!

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

An Oldie but a Goodie!

To some of you this card may look familiar. This was one that we made last year for the holidays at my Holiday Stamp A Stack.

Monday, November 9, 2009

Vintage Christmas!

This card was one that I made for a swap with my UDI sisters. I used Not Quite Navy, Really Rust and Kraft cardstock. I like to use non-traditional holiday colors! Let me know what you think!

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Sketch #5 example

The Autumn Harvest set is so fun! Being a fine line set, you have so many coloring options with Stampin' Up! Here a Blender Pen with Pastels was used.

Friday, November 6, 2009

Simple Snow Flakes...

This card was made with the Serene Snowflakes set in the Holiday Mini. Just brayer in the backgound after using white embosing powder for the main flakes. Then using the Night of Navy Classic Ink fill in the additional snowflakes!

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

All I want for Christmas.....

is a BIG SHOT!
If you do not already have a Big Shot, now is the time to put it on your list!
This Big Shot Gift Pack is a great price and comes with accessories to get you started!
(Click on the picture above for a closer view)

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

It's beginning to look alot like.......

I love this set....This card comes from one of my UDI sisters, Becky.
Thanks so much for sharing all your beautiful creations on your blog. I hope you all get some inspiration from our cute little santa! I was able to duplicate this card, right down to the little white pom-pom on the end of his hat! gotta love it from time to time. Now I am thinking about sponging in Mountains inside the windows....hummmmm....I'll try it and post that version soon!

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Holiday Gift Giving Guide is Here!

Stampin' Up! has an awesome gift Giving Guide designed to find gifts for kids, teens, neighbors, card makers, scrapbookers, and more!.....or to find the supplies you need to create special handcrafted gifts.
You can download the four page shopping guide right HERE!

Saturday, October 31, 2009

Thursday, October 29, 2009

More Shimmer Paint!

How fun is this? This card is so quick and simple! With this design there is no excuses for not sending your own hand stamped Holiday Greetings!

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Matchbox Advent Tree
Today's project comes to us from Kristine. It's an Advent Calendar in the shape of a Christmas tree made from the Matchbox die for the Big Shot. How clever is that?!

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Top Note Stencil!

Here is another fabulous idea from Andrea! Here she used the Top Note as a stencil (using a sponge dauber with Not Quite Navy Classic Ink) and then using Shimmer Paint stamped the trees from Lovely As A Tree and finally added the greeting in Night of Navy! This is another one of those 10 minute cards!
Get started on those holiday cards now and you will have them done in plenty of time for the holidays!

Monday, October 26, 2009

Top Note Tags!

I love using the Winter Post stamp set with the Top Note die for the Big Shot! It is time to start getting ready for the holidays and the Craft Fair!
The Winter Post stamp set can be found on page 35 of your 09/10 Idea Book & Catalog. The Top Note die can be found on page 198! The Top Note die is a Stampin' Up! Exclusive that coordinates with numerous Stampin' Up! products!

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Christmas made simple!.....

Haven't bought the Delightful Decorations stamp set yet! Here is an alternative.....Use your ornament punch to make a stencil....yes, a stencil! Sponge the ornament image on your cardstock with any Classic Ink color of your liking (how about some shimmer paint!) and then stamp the image of your choice inside the ornament! Here I used the Holiday Best Hostess set. Let your imagination be your guide!

Ready to order the ornament punch? Look in your Holiday Mini 25! All the coordinating accessories can be found there as well!

Remember you can shop online HERE 24/7 or you are welcome to email or call me!
Happy Stampin!

Monday, October 19, 2009

Deal of the Week!

It's Monday....AND time for..... DEAL OF THE WEEK!

Remember these deals are good through Sunday, October 25th! Shop On-line with me HERE or email me to place your order.

Trick or Treat!

How fun are these Halloween suckers!?! Wouldn't these make a great treat for your kids, grandkids, nieces, nephews or even the neighborhood kids? The Sweet Centers stamp sets is available in the Holiday Mini Catalog. (page 6 & 7) This is a great set to use with the Sweet Treat Cups. Give a little gift for any occassion!

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Simple yet elegant......

Patterned Pines is a Hostess Set that you can earn by hosting a workshop of your own! This set is found in the Holiday Mini Catalog. This card shows that using untraditional colors works! This example shows Bermuda Bay....I will be showing more examples of untraditional Christmas colors in the coming weeks, so remember to visit often!
If you are interested in earning this set for yourself, email or call me to learn how!
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