Monthly Archives: November 2013

Happy Birthday Jack!

My nephew Jack turned 11 a couple of weeks ago and here is his card!

Happy Birthday JackI love Basic Gray and Bermuda By together and for a male card ….. great! I used the star cut out from the outside of the card to decorate the inside. A fun touch!

Happy Birthday Jack InsideStampin’ Up Supplies Used:

Stamp Sets: Sketched Birthday

Paper: Bermuda Bay, Basic Gray, Whisper While, Brights and Neutrals Designer Series Paper Stacks

Ink: Bermuda Bay

Tools: Big Shot Die Cutting Machine, Big Shot Magnetic Platform, Bitty Banners Framelits, Stars Framelits (non-SU)

Extras: Adhesive, Dimensionals

Hope he liked the card!

I am busy finishing up the cards we will be making at my upcoming All-Occasion Card Class scheduled for this Wednesday, December 4th at 10:30AM. I will post a sneak peak tomorrow evening but you won’t be disappointed! In addition, on Thursday, December 5th the Holiday Banner and Gift Tag Class promises to be a ton of fun and I still have room for you! Want to RSVP? CLICK HERE to enter your name under the events tab. Click on the event you want to attend and RSVP now 🙂

Want to get a head start on your holiday cards? The Holiday Card Stamp-a-Stack Class on Monday, December 9th is for YOU! I will have all the cards prepped and ready for you to stamp and create as many cards as you want within the 3 hour ‘open house’ type format from 10:30AM – 1:30PM. Join us and stay for as little or as long as you’d like. RSVP HERE

Hope you had a fantastic Thanksgiving and are getting ready for the upcoming holiday season!

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HUGE Holiday Sale Starts today including 24 hour DOORBUSTER DEALS today only!

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Starting today, November 20th through December 2nd, enjoy the HOLIDAY SALE with items from 20-50% off, including some terrific DOORBUSTER DEALS today ONLY!

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Check out all the items in my online store …… Click HERE and go to SHOP NOW in the upper right hand corner!

Here are the doorbuster deals …

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Other items are all listed HERE: Holiday_Sale_Flyer – you can download and print!

Don;t let these great deals pass you by! SHOP NOW!

Enjoy the day;

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i lava you ….. Crazy, Mixed Up Love Part 2

I promised the second card of this set yesterday but wanted to post my Veterans Day Card honoring all those who served. Onto this card ….. I love how this turned out (I say that a lot, don’t I!). I love the colors and the look of the lava lamp. I used to have one of those and now I think they are making a come back. Wait long enough and everything comes back around!

I Lava You Final

Stampin’ Up Supplies Used:

Stamp Sets: Crazy Mixed Up Love

Paper: Basic Black, Whisper White, Real Red, Neutrals Designer Series Paper Pack p.s.gotta have all of these 🙂

Ink: Basic Black and Real Red Markers

Tools: Big Shot Die Cutting Machine (use it with ALMOST every card I make!), Ovals Framelits

Extras: Snail Adhesive

Don’t forget about my upcoming classes:

Journal frontFriday, November 15th at 10:30AM – Make your very own ‘Thankful’ Journal – a beautiful keepsake!

Wednesday, December 4th – Make 4 All-Occasion Cards – class is offered at either 10:30AM or 6:30PM.

Thursday, December 5th – Make a Holiday Banner and Tags – class is at 10:30AM or 6:30 PM

Monday, December 9th – Holiday Card Stamp-a-Stack – come stop by and make one or a ‘ton’ of Holiday Cards for your holiday needs. 4 choices of cards will be offered and you can make as many as you like for $2/each.

All the details for all of my classes offered can be found HERE under the EVENTS TAB. RSVP NOW

Have a great evening!

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Brand new kit – Festive Flurry Ornament Kit Released today!

Screen Shot 2013-11-12 at 6.22.06 AMSo excited for this brand new release! An all inclusive (except for that trusty Glue Gun!) kit to make 10 (ten!) Festive Flurry Ornaments! You can use these to hang on gifts as tags, wine bottle tags, string them together for a beautiful banner, use them on cards …. the possibilities are endless! Click on the link to see a short video showing you just how easy it is to put these beauties together!

Festive Flurry Ornament Kit – So fun and simple – Check it out! Click here for a short video.

The kit is only $14.95 (plus tax and shipping) (Item # 135813). The only thing you need in addition to this is a glue gun (available at any local retailer such as JoAnn’s, Michaels etc…).

Another handy addition that can be used over and over again is a Silicone Craft Sheet (Item # 127853 $5.95) – put your blob of hot glue right on the sheet, glue your item together and it peels right off! Use it over and over again 🙂

Interested? ORDER HERE 24/7 – click on the SHOP NOW BUTTON in the upper right hand corner.

Have a great day! I’ll be in the studio creating more goodies to share with you 🙂

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Words of Courage on Veteran’s Day

Happy Veteran’s Day to all those who have served our country and continue to serve. This card idea hit me this am and as soon as I put my grandson down for his morning nap, I quickly made it. I love how it turned out!

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The words say it all … their service and courage allow us the FREEDOM that we have! Thank you to all who have served and continue to protect our wonderful country.

Stampin’ Up Supplies Used:

Stamp Sets: Words of Courage

Paper: 2012- 2014 In Color Designer Series Paper Stack (Midnight Muse pattern), Brights Designer Series Paper Stack (Real Red patterns), Midnight Muse, Real Red, Whisper White

Ink: Midnight Muse, Real Red

Tools: Stamp-a-ma-jig

Extras: Snail Adhesive

Have a safe and introspective day, honoring our veterans.

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Crazy, Mixed Up Love … Part 1

I was on a crazy bright, black, white kick yesterday and here is one of the 2 cards I made with this set. I love how it turned out!

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Since it was made for my husband I wanted it to be ‘manly’ 🙂 Would love to know what you think! Stay tuned … will post my second card tomorrow with the same, cute set!

Stampin’ Up Supplies Used:

Stamp Sets: Crazy Mixed Up Love

Paper: Basic Black, Whisper White, Real Red, Neutrals Designer Series Paper Pack p.s.gotta have all of these 🙂

Ink: Basic Black and Real Red Markers

Tools: Big Shot Die Cutting Machine (use it with ALMOST every card I make!), Circles Framelits

Extras: Snail Adhesive

Don’t forget about my upcoming classes:

Journal frontFriday, November 15th at 10:30AM – Make your very own ‘Thankful’ Journal – a beautiful keepsake!

Wednesday, December 4th – Make 4 All-Occasion Cards – class is offered at either 10:30AM or 6:30PM.

Thursday, December 5th – Make a Holiday Banner and Tags – class is at 10:30AM or 6:30 PM

Monday, December 9th – Holiday Card Stamp-a-Stack – come stop by and make one or a ‘ton’ of Holiday Cards for your holiday needs. 4 choices of cards will be offered and you can make as many as you like for $2/each.

All the details for all of my classes offered can be found HERE under the EVENTS TAB. RSVP NOW

Have a great evening;

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Truly Grateful

I am truly grateful for so many things in my life and enjoyed making this version of a gatefold card using the Truly Grateful Stamp Set in the Occasions Catalog. A fairly easy card to make with a little “wow”.

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Truly Grateful insideI love the colors and also the patterns of the Sweater Weather Designer Series paper. Here’s a view of the inside … it closes nicely at the circle aspect of the card. The base is 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ with the score lines on the 8 1/2″ side done at 2 1/2″ and 6 3/4″.

Stampin’ Up Supplies Used:

Stamp Sets: Truly Grateful, Teeny Tiny Wishes (inside sentiment – retired set)

Paper: Chocolate Chip, Tangerine Tango, Whisper White, Sweater Weather Designer Series Paper

Ink: Chocolate Chip

Tools: Big Shot Die Cutting Machine, Woodgrain Embossing Folder, Circles Framelits, 1 3/4″ circle punch

Extras: Neutrals Candy Dots, Snail Adhesive, Dimensionals

Thanks for taking a look tonight!

Journal frontInterested in joining us to make this “Thankful” Journal? I still have a few spaces left in the class this Friday, November 15th at 10:30AM. For all the details and to RSVP, CLICK HERE

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Thankful Journal – Come Join Us to Make Your Own!

I am so excited about showing you this project – A Thankful Journal made from a current kit available from Stampin’ Up. The kit was created/intended to be used to make 10 table settings for the Thanksgiving table and I have used inspiration from many to use the kit to create this journal …. a keepsake that can be used year after year or by many this upcoming Thanksgiving season.

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The journal can be placed in the middle of the table as a centerpiece or just used as a beautiful table book for everyone to write in. There are 10 different pages that can be individualized by using a chalk marker (which is included) to write a date or name on the tags. A removable page (Thankful for ….) can be used to write all that you are thankful for this past year.

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Thankful Journal side viewInterested in joining us next Friday, November 15th at 10:30AM to make one of your own? The class is $25.00 and you can RSVP HERE. I have 3 spots left!

Interested in getting your hands on a journal but can’t make it to class? I will have a couple to sell and would be happy to send one your way! Email me if you are interested in purchasing one! You can reach me at: kmmenghini@comcast.net

Have a great night!

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Thankful Wreath

Oh my goodness …. I had so much fun today creating this wreath! What do you think?? Those of you that know me, know that I am a pretty much straight up “card gal” but this has totally made me excited about all the other possibilities of paper crafting! Honestly 1.5 hours start to finish 🙂 Inspiration came straight from the Catalog (page 185)!

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The beauty of this is that using ANY of Stampin’ Up’s Designer Series paper and coordinating card stock make this a breeze! Want to know more? Email me!

Stampin’ Up Supplies Used:

Stamp Sets: None

Paper: Elegant Eggplant Coredinations, Soft Suede Coredinations, Gold Foil Sheet, Retired DSP, More Mustard Cardstock (retired)

Ink: None

Tools: Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine, Autumn Accents BigZ Die, Woodgrain/Stripes/Chevron Embossing Folders, Expressions Thinlits Dies

Extras: Straight pins, Wreath Form, Stampin’ Sanding System

Thanks for looking and I always love hearing from you!

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