NEW 12 Months of Christmas Club!

When Christmas 2013 arrived I was frantic!!! Unfortunately, both my husband and I had major medical issues throughout 2013, so when Christmas arrived I was totally unprepared. The stamps and supplies for the fabulous cards and awesome gifts I was going to make were still in the box. I swore that Christmas 2014 would be different. Each month throughout 2014 I’m going to make Christmas cards, gifts, gift card holders, gift bags and home decor, so when December arrives I’ll be ready! Doesn’t that sound like a great resolution?!?!?! Do you want to be ready for Christmas? Join my “12 Months Continue Reading →

SAVE with WEEKLY DEALS from Stampin’ Up!

SAVE with WEEKLY DEALS for December 24th – December 30th If Santa disappoints you on Christmas day, you can make up for it on Friday, December 27th when Stampin’ Up! will be adding NEW ITEMS to the Clearance Rack with savings up to 80% off!!! Combine your order for the Weekly Deals with Clearance Rack items to save on shipping! POP & PLACE HOLIDAY GIFT TAGS STARTER BUNDLE  Original Price: $24.95 / Sale Price: $17.42 COUNT DOWN THE NEW YEAR ENSEMBLE – DIGITAL DOWNLOAD  Original Price: $12.95 / Sale Price: $7.77 2012-2014 IN COLOR CORE’DINATIONS  Original Price: $11.95 / Sale Price: $8.96 CRUSHED Continue Reading →

NEW Christmas & New Year’s Digital Downloads from Stampin’ Up!

BEST NEW YEAR STAMP BRUSH SET – DIGITAL DOWNLOAD  Price: $2.95 CHEVRON RIBBON – DIGITAL DOWNLOAD  Price: $5.95 GIFT BOW PUNCHES – DIGITAL DOWNLOAD  Price: $2.95 LETTER FROM SANTA – DIGITAL DOWNLOAD Price: $2.95 MERRY, JOY & CHEER STAMP BRUSH SET – DIGITAL DOWNLOAD  Price: $2.95 REMEMBER THE JOY POCKET CARDS – DIGITAL DOWNLOAD  Price: $6.95 STORY OF US PHOTOBOOK – DIGITAL DOWNLOAD  Price: $14.95 I love Tuesdays because that’s when Stampin’ Up! releases their new digital downloads. You can order these downloads by clicking on any of the images above. You can use the digital downloads in any program, but if you haven’t tried My Digital Studio Continue Reading →

Celebrate National Cookie Day with a Gingerbread House!

Today, December 4th, is National Cookie Day according to Suzy at The Daily Holiday Blog. When I saw the calendar, it made me remember one of my all-time favorite Christmas projects!!! I’m still upset with Stampin’ Up! that they retired the fabulous Scentsational Season stamp set and framelits after only one Christmas season!  I made several projects with them in 2012, and I still had tons of ideas that I planned to do this year….then Stampin’ Up! retired the set and I was soooooo disappointed!!! I’ve added a link to the tutorial for the Gingerbread House, just in case you Continue Reading →

Celebrate National “Make a Gift Day” with a Gift Card from Santa & chocolate from Mrs. Claus!

Today is National “Make a Gift Day” according to The Daily Holiday Blog.  Santa & Mrs. Claus know that even the most discriminating gift recipient (a/k/a hard to please) is always happy to receive gift cards & chocolate!!! Download the PDF for Santa’s Suit Pop-Up Box Gift Card Holder Will you be giving gifts of money or gift cards this Christmas? I think it always makes gift cards and cash so much more fun to give, and to receive, when they are in adorable hand-made holders! Current products in the 2013-2014 Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalog Item #125606 / Petite Purse Bigz L Continue Reading →

“Noel” November 2013 Paper Pumpkin Craft Kit from Stampin’ Up!

  The November Paper Pumpkin kit was the ABSOLUTE BEST kit since I’ve joined Paper Pumpkin back in August!!!  I loved this kit and made one of the cards exactly as featured on the packaging, it’s even cuter in real life than in the photo….but of course….I wanted to see what else could be done with the kit’s contents so I made several more projects!  My favorite project was the cover for my iPhone! I love to change the design on my iPhone to match the holidays! I’ve had lots of people ask me where I got my fabulous iPhone Continue Reading →

Stampin’ Up! Pop & Place Holiday / Christmas Gift Tags

The new Pop & Place Holiday Gift Tags from Stampin’ Up! come in a booklet of 70+ tags in five designs that were created from SU’s existing punch and die shapes. These tags, which coordinate with the Season of Style products in the 2013 Stampin’ Up! Holiday Catalog, are perfect for all your Christmas gifts! Let me know if you need a 2013 Stampin’ Up! Holiday Catalog! The fabulous thing about the Pop & Place Holiday Gift Tags Book Starter Bundle is that it’s also great for cards and projects of all types. Plus we have tons of stamps that coordinate Continue Reading →

PEACE Banner / Simply Created Kits from Stampin’ Up!

The NEW banner kits featured in the 2013 Holiday Catalog from Stampin’ Up! are so much fun to make!  And easy, too!!!  The kits contain everything you need to make fabulous banners. The only additional items you need are ink and adhesives. (Optional: sponge daubers and masking tape.) The Build a Banner Simply Created Kit (Item #133507 / Price $19.95) has pennants and accessories for creating custom banners.  Included in the kit are 18 of the 5″ x 7″ blank canvas paper pennants, 6 each of 3 designs; 9′ of jute twine; alphabet and background design stencils; and a Stampin’ Continue Reading →

SNOW! LOVE IT OR HATE IT?

The first big snow storm of the winter started early on Christmas evening.  They were forecasting a blizzard and we woke up to a winter wonderland the day after Christmas!  I was really excited, it was sooooo beautiful…. ….and then reality struck.  Not only was it COLD, a dirty 4-letter word in my opinion, but the snow was deep, which meant it would be a scary drive to celebrate Christmas with the other side of our family. I’ve not always had a love/hate relationship with snow, and I won’t bore you with the long story of when the love affair ended. Let’s just say Continue Reading →

WISHING YOU PEACE, LOVE & JOY ON CHRISTMAS DAY!

All supplies used are from Stampin’ Up!  The link to the step-by-step tutorial can be found below. Merry Christmas to my Dear Friends & Loved Ones and to all my Friends that I haven’t met yet!!! It’s after midnight and in a little bit I’ll have everything ready for Christmas morning.  Why oh why do I procrastinate EVERY single year?!?!?!?!  Although I am getting much better, in the past I never got to sleep on Christmas Eve!!! I can hardly wait to get over to Granny & Papa Coonie’s house to celebrate Christmas day with all my family.  We have so much fun together, Continue Reading →

SCENTSATIONAL GIFT CARD HOLDER & CHRISTMAS CARD

Gift cards have become so popular.  People love buying them because it’s convenient and they don’t have to worry if it’s the right size.  People love getting them because they don’t have to worry about getting another ugly Christmas sweater!!!  But how do you make it seem more personal???  Make a really cute gift card holder!!! I love making gift card holders using this pop-up box card template.  Everyone is always really impressed that you made it for them!  You don’t have to tell them that it’s actually pretty easy to put together!  Here’s one we made at our stamp camps this month.  It Continue Reading →

APPARENTLY MY HUSBAND CAN’T READ!!!

Yesterday we had a wonderful day at my Mom & Dad’s house.  When we got ready to leave my wonderful Mother, a/k/a Granny (the one with the “cute little ass”), sent home an assortment of her delicous Christmas cookies & breads. Notice the labels….they say “Joyce”.  Just “Joyce”.  Not “Joyce & John”.  Just “Joyce”. My Mother didn’t mean to neglect Johnny, she knew that I would share because that’s the way she raised me…BUT…apparently my Husband CAN’T READ and he thought they said “John”.  Just “John”.  Not “John & Joyce”.  Just “John”. Apparently HIS mother didn’t teach him to share because this morning, Continue Reading →

Stampin’ Up! Ornamental Elegance Kit Available

Create 10 heirloom ornaments or stunning tags to attach to a special gift. The fabulous ornament on the cover of Stampin’ Up!’s holiday catalog has been so popular that they are making it available in a kit.  Now you can deck the halls with ornaments you’ve made yourself! They’ve simplified this fun project so that you can quickly and easily achieve the same results.  In addition to the kit, all you need is a glue gun, scissors, and adhesive. The scissors are for the ribbons & thread! The ornaments come prestamped and precut.  All you have to do is pop-out Continue Reading →

THE GINGERBREAD HOUSE Historical Trovillion Home in Herrin

I was so honored when the Herrin City Library asked if they could use a photo of my watercolor painting of “The Gingerbread House” for their Christmas cards this year.  They are selling the cards as a fundraiser for the library.  You can purchase them at the library or contact them to order cards. HERRIN CITY LIBRARY Address: 120 North 13th Street, Herrin, IL 62948 Phone: (618) 942-6109 herrinhistoryroom at gmail.com Hours of Operation   We were so lucky to get to live in this historical home.  It was a magical place to raise our daughters.  Over the years we hosted many weddings in Continue Reading →

EVEN NAUGHTY PEOPLE DESERVE SOMETHING NICE!

I have a FREE download to share with all my “naughty” but nice friends!  All you have to do is click > my “SHOP NOW” button > My Digital Studio > Digital Downloads > Newest Downloads > November 27, 2012 > choose “Free For You From Us Designer Template – Digital Download” (#132810) > Add to Bag > Check Out > Download your FREE Designer Template!!! You can use this with any design or publishing program, but I highly recommend My Digital Studio! Free For You From Us Designer Template – Digital Download 132810 Price: $0.00 This download was added on Continue Reading →

CYBER MONDAY & FINAL DAYS FOR ONLINE EXTRAVAGANZA

GO DIGITAL & receive a FREE Digital Download with your MDS 2+ purchase! PLUS ~ FREE SHIPPING on Online Extravaganza orders of $50 or more.  *This offer is good through Wednesday, November 28th Stampin’ Up!’s digital design software features Stampin’ Up!’s exclusive artwork, colors, and templates. It’s so easy & fun to become a digital designer!  With MDS 2 you can create photobooks, cards, calendars, slideshows, and more—which you can then print using Stampin’ Up!’s print services, print on your home computer, save to DVD, e-mail, or upload to the Internet. During Stampin’ Up!’s Online Extravaganza Sale, MDS 2 is 50% off.  When you Continue Reading →

FREE SHIPPING BLACK FRIDAY through CYBER MONDAY

Forget about standing in line at 5:00 am to get the best bargains! Order Stampin’ Up! products through me and get FREE SHIPPING* from 12:01 am on Black Friday through 10:00 pm on Cyber Monday. COMBINE FREE SHIPPING offer with the 20%-50% OFF bargains found in Stampin’ Up!’s ONLINE EXTRAVAGANZA….add in some fabulous finds from the CLEARANCE RACK….and you will realize you don’t have to pitch a tent in a cold parking lot to get HUGE SAVINGS!!!! Check out the Online Extravaganza Sale and the Clearance Rack at joycefisher.stampinup.net, then put your Wish List together and contact me with your order! (Hint: This would be a really good time to “accidently” leave the Continue Reading →

Update on Breast Cancer Awareness Stamp Camp

Last week, I hosted my 2nd Annual “I’m Dreaming of a PINK Christmas” event in honor of my beloved Mother, Louise Mileur, who is celebrating her 20th year as a Breast Cancer Survivor!!!   Unfortunately, she ended up being sick and wasn’t able to attend the event. I shared two of the cards that we made in the October 25th post titled “I’m Dreaming of a PINK Christmas”.  (The little snow-woman purse didn’t make the final cut after all.)  I wanted to share the other two cards that we made at the Breast Cancer Awareness events. I think this first Continue Reading →

I’M DREAMING OF A PINK CHRISTMAS, Breast Cancer Awareness Stamp Camp

I’m getting excited about the Breast Cancer Awareness Stamp Camp that is scheduled for next week.  This is my 2nd Annual “I’m Dreaming of a PINK Christmas” event and it is in honor of my beloved Mother, Louise Mileur, who is celebrating her 20th year as a Breast Cancer Survivor!!!  Be sure to look at the previous post “Breast Cancer Awareness Stamp Camp”, posted 10/12/2012, to get more info on this event. I’ve been trying to decide on cards for the event and so far I have two that I’m loving.  My first one was inspired by Nina Dee on Stampin’ Connection. Continue Reading →