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Saturday, December 31, 2011

Out with the old; In with the new.....

Here is an awesome project from Laurie K.  She sent this as her swap from Founder's.  It was created with the Rue Des Fleurs stamp set and the brand new Sizzix Doiley Sizzlit!  She used all of the SU! antique ink spots as well!
The project is finished off with the Victorian lace and vintage trinkets!

Gotta see this one in person because I wasn't able to capture the beauty with my camera!  I will have it posted on my updated sample board for the next stamp camp!!  Details coming soon!

.............. Until tomorrow!

Friday, December 30, 2011

Rue Des Fleurs - Take two......

Yesterday I shared a sample made with this great new set so today I thought I would share the project that I made for the swap that I hosted!

This card is created from the best deal in the Idea Book & Catalog - pre-cut/pre-scored note cards!  I used the Frames Embossing Folder for the center focal point.  I then stamped the image in Staz-On Black ink on Whisper White cardstock and punched it out using the extra wide oval punch.  I colored the project using the Marvelous Markers (which you can get with one of my bundles!) and then popped it up using SU! dimensionals!

Very simple, easy, and elegant thank you notes!

................. Until tomorrow!

Thursday, December 29, 2011

Rue Des Fleurs - aka Street of Flowers

This is one of the many new sets in the upcoming Stampin' Up! Occasions Mini Catalog!  This card was created by Michelle H. (a fellow Founder's Circle attendee).  It was created for a swap that I hosted after I returned from FC in September!  I can't believe that I have had to hold on to this set and keep it quiet for this long!!!

In addition to the "Rue Des Fleurs" stamp set, this project also uses the Beau Chateau DSP and some great SU! accessories! Accessories include Basic Pearls, Modern Label Punch, and our great cardstock!

............. Until Tomorrow!

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Sneak Peek into the Occasions Mini Catalog.....

I don't know about you, but I always LOVE to get a sneak peek at NEW stuff!  Here is a card that I created for a swap that I am in when I go to Leadership in a few weeks! In addition, it is the card that I am entering into the card contest that SU! is running
during Leadership!  What do you think?  Do I have
any chance?

I created these beauties by using a set from the upcoming Occasions Mini Catalog.  This set is called "Apothecary Art".  The colors are:  Riding Hood Red, Blushing Bride, and Pear Pizzazz.  The ribbon is also brand new! It is in Blushing Bride!

The tag was created using the tag punch and the stamp set called "Tiny Tags".  This set is in the Idea Book & Catalog and is one of Shelli's signature sets!
The color of the flowers was done using the marvelous markers!!  (This is one of the bundles that I am offering over the next few months -- see below!)

The additional supplies are:

  • Newsprint DSP
  • Beau Chateau DSP
  • Chantilly Ribbon
  • Linen Thread
  • Vintage Wallpaper Embossing folder for the Big Shot
  • BRAND NEW - Framelits!!!  I can't wait to share these with you!
.............. Until tomorrow!

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

It's a Wrap / Happy Birthday Paul!!!

With the Christmas holiday all "wrapped up", I just had to share a project using the stamp set, It's a Wrap - Holidays".  This stamp set is great for creating a multitude of projects for all holidays!  I was actually going to have an all occasions stamp camp using this set and then I realized that this set is in our Holiday Mini catalog...which means that on January 4th, it will be gone!! (All wrapped up! - just like Christmas!)

In addition to the It's a Wrap set, I used the stamp set called "Petite Pairs"  This set is found in the big Idea Book & Catalog and is one of my new faves!
I created this card for my recent card box class.  Remember, if you are looking to get those products that you still want from the Holiday Mini Catalog you have only a few more days!

I'm going to give this card to Paul for his Birthday!  Today is his special day!  Happy Birthday darling!!!  Love you lots!


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Sunday, December 25, 2011

Merry CHRISTmas to all!!

Let us all not forget the reason for the season!  I want to thank Judy L. for this great card.  Further on in my post I will show you a close up of the stamped image and explain how this was done!

In the meantime, I want to take this opportunity to tell you all how much your friendship and loyalty has meant to me this past year!  As many of you know my family is extremely small!  I have lost my parents, grandparents, etc. and as such I treat my friendships very seriously!  All of you are my family!  I treasure the time that we get to spend together.  I am thankful that you all let me share what I LOVE to do so much! Thank you for being as excited as I am about our love of stamping, creating, and sharing it with each other!  I look forward to another fabulous year as your demonstrator of choice!  I know that you have other options but I TRULY appreciate that you have chosen me!  Please let me know if there is ANYTHING else that I can do to make your stamping time/experience even more enjoyable!!!

If you look closely this focal point looks as though it is a piece of cracked glass.  Well, guess what?  The technique is called, "cracked glass"!!  How is this done?  Well here are some simple steps:

1.  Cut your cardstock to desired size
2.  Stamp your image on the cardstock
3.  Once the ink is dry, cover the entire piece with versamark ink
4.  While it is wet, cover it with clear embossing powder and heat set it.
5.  Once cooled, apply another layer of versamark, clear powder and repeat.
6. After you have about 4 layers, place the cardstock into your freezer for about 1 to 2 minutes.
7.  The minute you remove the project from the freezer, bend it and crack it!
8.  After the project is at room temperature again, you can use a sponge or dauber with either our antique inks or an espresso or chocolate chip ink pad and sponge ink on/around the cracks.  This will give it an aged appearance!

Should you decide to give this a try, PLEASE share your projects with me!!!

Gotta go open some gifts; then we are off to Paul's sister's house for Christmas dinner!  Have a VERY Merry Christmas!!!

............................ Until tomorrow!

Saturday, December 24, 2011

Saying Goodbye is NEVER easy......

Saying goodbye is NEVER easy..........especially when it is to Stampin' Up! products that you truly love!!    As you may recall, we are approaching the very end of our fabulous Holiday Mini Catalog period.  There are a couple of products in this mini that will NEVER resurface!!!  So, if you want them, you gotta get them now!!!

Stampin' Up! announced this week that the incredible Stocking Builder Punch is being retired!  It will NOT be rolled over to the next mini catalog and it will NOT be in the next Big Idea Book and Catalog!  So my guess is that the Stitched Stocking stamp set will also not be carried over!  (This has not been officially announced - it is just my gut feel.)

Stocking Punch - Item #124095
Stampin' Up! has also announced that once their inventory of Stocking punches is gone they will no longer fill those orders!  So, if you want this punch, you had better get it now!  You can either order directly from my website or feel free to email me your order!  I will be placing my last order from the Holiday Mini on December 30th!  If total orders received are $150 or more, I will draw a customer name to receive the $25 in FREE hostess merchandise!!

Now remember, the stocking stuff isn't the only AWESOME product in this mini catalog!  How about those Card Storage boxes??  They are NOT in the next mini!!!  How about the great DSP - Spice Cake, Christmas Lodge, etc.
Stiched Stocking - Clear Mount Stamps #123784

Many of you have told me that you really like the old style of SU! punches!  Well here is your chance to get them before they are all gone!  Have you visited the SU! clearance rack yet?!!!  There are LOTS of new products being added daily!!!  Place an order through my online store and get these incredible products at up to 80% off!!! Who needs to wait until the day after Christmas for clearance sales?! Get them now!!!

Because I am sharing our "goodbye" items with you today, I thought it was perfect to share a project made with retiring products!!  This card was from our recent downline meeting (again, I wish I had written down who the creator was!!)

Merry Christmas Eve to you all!!!

.........Until tomorrow!

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Letters to Santa......Gifts for those special to you!

 I don't know about you, but for me it isn't about the gift as much as it is the packaging!  For as many years as I have been stamping, my husband still can't believe the number of Christmas cards that I hand make, write out, and mail!  (Hint:  It is more than 100!

When I am giving a gift card or certificate, I want the packaging to be just as beautiful as one of my cards!  **REMEMER** Gift Certificates are the gift that NEVER gets returned!  I can do certificates for you in ANY amount!  Don't hesitate to contact me!

 Today I am excited to share one of my recent gift card holder creations!! When you have purchased more than one gift card for the same person, you don't need to create a gift card holder for each card!  Why not make one that holds them all!  That is what I did with this one!

I created a holder that will hold 3 cards!  As you can see, you could also add envelopes to the left side to hold additional cards!  I am hoping to create a video for you on this one while I am home on vacation next week!  Stay tuned for that!

to the right I have created single card holders using the same idea/design!

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Loads of Thanks to NE Wine & Spirits!!

We had our 2nd Annual Chenail wine tasting this past weekend and I want to give a big thanks to my friends Craig and John at North East Wine and Spirits!  Thank you so much for your loaning of wine glasses and the great items for prizes!

This year I decided that I would create wine glass name tags!  This was for two reasons.  First, so everyone would know what glass was theirs! and second so that everyone would know each other's names without having to pin on name tags.

I created all of the tags on My Digital Studio using the Savor the Season DSP!  I then punched them out with the Scallop Circle Punch and a final layer using the X-Large Scallop Circle Punch!

So here is how the event works......  Each couple brings one bottle of red wine and one bottle of white wine.  They are in a bag or wrapped in some fashion so that no one can see the label.  Each couple is assigned a number (that only I know about).  I created bottle tags too!

After all couples have arrived, we start the tasting!  Each couple gets a note sheet to take notes on each of the wines they sample.  At the end, each couple votes for their favorite red and their favorite white!  The winner of each gets commemorative wine glasses (engraved with the letter "C" for Chenail) to take home!  I also did the tags for these on MDS!!

Tied for winner of the best "red" this year was a red that I selected - Authentic Red - Gnarly Head, and a homemade wine from Jeff and Rebecca!  The "trophy" went home with them!

Jeff and Rebecca

As for the winning white..... I don't remember!  I guess I had to many samples!

Don't be hesitant to use your stamping creativity in different ways!  My guests LOVED the tags! Many of them took their name tags home too!!

........ Until tomorrow!

Monday, December 19, 2011

MDS Monday - Christmas is almost here!

Today I am sharing the December page of the Chenail family calendar!  For our challenge this weekwe are sharing Christmas cards...but I'd rather share the Christmas scrapbook page!

Paul's birhday is in December....the 27th to be exact.  The Christmas photos are actually from last Christmas.  In the bottom left corner is a pic of all of the "Chenail" kids!  We have a family tradition that has been going on for 22 years now!  Every Christmas, my mother-in-law purchases new toothbrushes for all of the grandkids.  Each holiday we get the annual toothbrush photo!  Last Christmas my nephew Nathan, who is in the US Air Force, was stationed in South Korea.  He was not home for Christmas but thanks to the internet we were able to have him with us all day with the use of Skype!  You can see him in the group pictures on our computer!

I wish all of you a VERY Merry Christmas!  What are your family traditions?  Share them with me!

............ Until tomorrow!

Friday, December 16, 2011

Fabric Decorated Card Boxes

On December 12th I held the card box class in the Stampin' Studio.  Ten stampers came to the event and two others got their kits to go!  I just had to share some of the finished boxes with you! 

I bought some of each of the Stampin' Up! exclusive fabric packs and the coordinating Designer Series Paper for the class.  Each guest chose the pattern she wanted for her project and away we went. 

In addition to covering the box cover and the index tabs that go inside the box, the gals then made four cards to put into the box!  Pictured here is the first of the four card projects!  All of the cards were made using the awesome, pre-cut, pre-scored, white notecards.  The cards are what I call the best deal in our catalog! 

The stamp set used for this card is called Upsy Daisy.  The sentiment is from that set as well.  We used Rich Razzleberry and Old Olive for the colors.

IMPORTANT*** - If you are interested in making these card boxes, you must order them ASAP!  These boxes are only available in the Holiday Mini Catalog which will be all gone on January 3rd!  Contact me today if you are interested in stocking up on these great boxes!  They make awesome gifts for ANY time of the year!

........................ Until tomorrow!

Thursday, December 15, 2011

A Scooby Doo Morning!

I'm always the first one to get out of bed in the morning.  After I leave the bed to get the coffee and breakfast ready, I guess Scooby feels the need to keep my spot warm.  I couldn't resist sharing my daily sight with you all!  When I go back to the bedroom to wake Paul, this is what I find EVERY day! If only I actually had the time to crawl back into that incredibly warm spot! LOL

 I think that she (Scooby) thinks she is a human! She will not sleep on her own bed.  She wants to be exactly where we are!  If I am in my stampin studio, she is too (ask my stampin' gals --they'll tell you that scooby is part of every club group I have! --If only I could get her to place and pay for a stamping order! 

I also have a beautiful, simple Christmas card project to share with you!  This card is one created by a member of my downline (wish I knew which one!).  It was swapped at our recent Christmas gathering!

The card was created using Crumb Cake, Early Espresso, Cherry Cobbler, and Very Vanilla cardstocks.  The stamp is called Dasher.  This stamp was the number 1 selling stamp last year!  The cherry cobbler cardstock was embossed using the square lattice embossing folder for the Big Shot!

Would you like to see your Christmas card displayed here for all the world to see?  Send me one and I will share it!!!

...................... Until tomorrow!

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Holiday Decorating with paper!

How about something a little different for holiday decoration?  How about a wreath made of paper instead of pine??  That is what Sandy did!  During our recent downline meeting, Sandy shared the gorgeous wreath that she created using the scallop circle Big shot die and lots of glue!

Not only are these a great Christmas decoration but don't you think it would make a great wedding decoration too?!!!!

Thanks so much for sharing Sandy!

.............. Until tomorrow!

Monday, December 12, 2011


Hey everyone!

Sorry I've been MIA for the last couple of days!  Life is unbelievable crazy for me!  Lots of holiday parties, Kate was in a final performance for the semester at her college, and then she and I attended the Nutcracker at the Providence Performing Arts Center!  I don't think I spent any time at home this weekend except to sleep....which wasn't much!

I have two posts in one for you today!  The first is my MDS Monday!  I have been working on the Chenail family calendar and my share today is one of the pages from the calendar!  Our challenge was to submit something with stripes or polka dots.  I think I've used both!  LOL

In 2012, Paul & I will celebrate our 25th Wedding Anniversary!  At the same time, Katelyn will turn 23 years old!


Last year at Leadership conference, Shelli Gardner (CEO and Co-Founder of Stampin' Up!) issued a challenge for the calendar year of 2011.  The challenge was to add 16,000 new demonstrators to the Stampin' Up! family!  Well, we are only two weeks away from the deadline and we are about 200 demonstrators shy of our goal.  SO..... here is the offer:

1.  This offer is ONLY valid for demonstrators that are registered for this years Leadership Conference (that's me!)
2.  The offer is ONLY valid for two days!!  Tuesday December 13th and Wednesday, December 14, 2011.
3.  Anyone who signs up on my team during those two days can do so at a reduced rate!!!!  That's right, the starter kit will be reduced to $125 for those two days only!!! 
4.  You must sign up using my online "Join" button!
5.  Not only will you get the starter kit for the reduced price, you will also be able to personalize it to your liking AND as an extra bonus, you will receive either a FREE package of Designer Series Paper or a Digital Download of your choice EVERY month for the first year that you are a demonstrator!

Please help me out!  I really need you!!  Contact me by phone or email so that I can answer ANY questions that you may have!  What are you waiting for?  Join me now!

........... Until tomorrow!

Friday, December 9, 2011

Holiday Punch Card

I couldn't wait to share this project with you!!  I had to wait however until after my downline Christmas gathering because I didn't want to spoil the surprise for them!  This is the card that I created for my downline Christmas card this year.  For those of you that couldn't attend our downline gathering on Wednesday evening, perhaps you don't want to look any further...because you will get your card in the mail and you may want to wait until them to see it!

I created this card using the 1-3/8" square punch and the triple layer flower punch!  I LOVE the glimmer paper and couldn't wait to use it for this project!!

 The greeting was done using the Hand-Penned Holiday stamp set from the Holiday Mini Catalog.  Remember, if you like this stamp set, time is almost up for owning it for yourself!

............. Until tomorrow!