Sunday, December 28, 2008

NEW! Love You Much Promotion

Stampin' Up! has announced another fabulous promotion that will take place

December 23rd - January 31st.



Here's what is contained in this bundle:



You can also order online at www.annkloentrup.stampinup.net , call or email me @ annkloentrup@insightbb.com. Check back on January 5th I'll have some samples made using my bundle to inspire you.

Thanks for stopping in and have a wonderful day,

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Some Christmas Stocking Stuffers

I had a few clear Pillow Boxes left over and thought I'd try and put them together to make larger ones. It works take a look below. I used Designer Series Papers to cover over where they overlap.

I made these to put into the kids stockings in place of buying the candy cane ones I buy every year. I'm using up old DSP, Ribbon and retired stamp sets. I don't sell all my retired set I hang on to the ones that I like, or that I can use with my punches. I have every punch.....

The first ones are filled with M&M's a big time favorite around here and the Reindeer Poop's are filled with Whoppers. The Poop's are going to Dad and older brother so I have been told by my little Helper Elves..... Everyone will also get a bag of Reindeer Food to sprinkle out in the yard.




Our weather today is gloom and rainy 47 degrees no snow this year for Christmas Eve. I hope everyone has a happy fun filled Merry Christmas.

Enjoy and have a great day,

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Small Legal Pad Holder with Pockets

I've made a few of these in the past they are quick and easy this one was made for my craft sale at school. You can CLICK HERE to see more.



Enjoy and have a great day,

Connie's Gifts from her Secret Elf!

From the previous post you all know that I was Connie's Secret Elf. One of the gifts I gave her was a can of Cashew's I couldn't give her the Planter's can with out a little something added. So this is what I did in a matter of minutes as that was all the time I had before heading out the door to work that morning.

Nothing like waiting until the last second....to my advantage the paper and glitter were all ready out on my work table and I had an idea in my head. Here it is!!







I think when she got this one it was not hard to guess who her Secret Elf was. We had so much fun doing this I hope we do it again next year.

Enjoy and have a great day,

Friday, December 12, 2008

"Secret Elf" has been revealed......!!!

At school this year we did the the "Secret Elf" with staff members that wanted to participate. I got Connie our Principal. Yea, the pressure was on.....but, I had to be careful not to give myself away. For those like me that had never done this before here's the week in review. Maybe you could try this next year.

Monday - Something that Smells (candle, perfume, lotion)
Tuesday - Something you can touch (gloves, socks, jewelry)
Wednesday - Something you can hear (bells, whistle, CD)
Thursday - Something you can taste (chocolate, candy, cookies, fruit)
Friday - Something you can see (something they collect or enjoy)

We answers the questions above and they were given to your "Secret Elf" to assist them through the week. It was fun to get something every morning and try to figure out Who's your "Secret Elf". We all got to know each other a little better, today our "Secret Elves" were revealed. Connie started and she took a guess at to who was her Secret Elf for the week. She guessed me then it was my turn I had know idea it turned out to be Lynn she never let on all week.

On to the stamping.....Below you will see one of my M&M candy pillow boxes. The box is made with Acetate and the Stampin' Up! pillow box die for the Big Shot. Pillow Box #113466 $19.95

I tied SU Real Red Grosgrain 5/8" Ribbon around it and tied a bow. And I did not stop there, I added a little book with the Poem about the M&M's as how they relate to Christmas. I embossed with Sliver the star and peace. (stamp from a retired Hostess set Perfect Presentation)
For those of you that would like the poem here it is below:

As you hold these candies in your hand,
and turn then, you will see.....
The M becomes a W, an E and then a 3.

They tell the Christmas Story.
It's one I'm sure you know.
It took place in a stable a long, long, time ago.

The E is for the East,
where the star shone so bright.
The M is for the Manger,
where Baby Jesus slept that night.
The 3 is for the wise men,
Bearing gifts, they say they came.

W is for Worship, Hallelujah, praise His name.
So as you eat these candies,
or share them with your friends,
remember the meaning of Christmas.

It's a love story that never ends.


Enjoy and have a great day,

Sunday, November 30, 2008

Tip your hat to......Snowman Soup!

I've been so busy today I almost forgot to post. I could not wait to share with you.....this is the best yet! Snowman Soup that I have seen, Nikki my so creative downline made these for The Extreme Home Party booth. They were a hit and she did a great job. To see more of her creativity go: HERE to check out her blog. (she said I could share with all of you)
Isn't he just soooo cute and the bag inside is full of the goodies. The main thing you need to create this cute little guy is the Big Shot and SU exclusive TOP NOTE DIE. He does look better in real life. I tired to get a good picture .... not that I'm great at it, I did my best.
This is him with the goodies bag by his side. Hope you enjoy and remember leave me a comment it would sure be nice to hear from you when you stop by.

Enjoy and have a great day,

Saturday, November 29, 2008

Full Size Magazine Holder and Cards

WOW! now onto the bigger size, that may be wrong to start out with because you will see this post first. What the hay, scroll on down to see the MINI if you like what you see here. Again, I used the Baroque Motifs Stamp set: Pink Pirouette Textured for the Magazine Holder, it's not as sturdy as our card stock but I wanted the LINEN "textured" look for the project. It helps the Pink Pirouette stand out. On the bottom a piece of Bella Rose DSP (one of my Fav's) and added Old Olive 5/8" Grosgrain Ribbon.
I made two full size cards and put two of each in the Magazine Holder. This one I love because of the pearls from the Prettiest Kit. {do you ever buy accessories (other than ribbon) and horde them?} I have had my Prettiest Kit for a long time and I never use it, this card needed a WOW factor. Whisper White, Kiwi Kiss Card Stock and a piece of Bella Rose DSP as the mat under the other two on the front of the card. Used ribbon down the side imagine that! :)
This card is a little different the Color gives it the WOW! It's Kiwi Kiss for the card and a strip of Old Olive between the two pieces of "Bella Rose DSP" I used the Scallop Punch and the NEW Large Oval where I stamped Cherish on the piece of Whisper White. Yep! there's that Ribbon again.

Hope you enjoyed looking around on my blog please feel free to leave me a comment as soon as I start getting more comments left I will have some "BLOG CANDY" so if your here say Hello!
Here's a picture of both don't forget to check back soon as this is a project that I'll be setting up with a tutorial for an up coming STAMP CAMP.


Enjoy and have a great day,

Mini Magazine Holder and Cards

First, this is my MINI Magazine Holder, it's for Note Cards I made 4 the same: One of my favorite Designer Series Paper this time around is.....Bella Rose, Pink Pirouette Card Stock for the magazine holder, Kiwi Kiss Textured Card Stock for the cards and regular Card Stock for the layering under Whisper White, Pink Pirouette Classic Ink and a Silver Brad in the middle of the image and I sponged around the edges to finish it I had to have Ribbon my weakness....Oh my I forgot the stamp set is Baroque Motifs. Another one of my favorites.....
Here is a close up of the front of the box with notes; I did this on my computer using the SU Font CD and punched out with the small oval punch. Comment on the Ribbons is needed I started with Pink Pirouette 5/8" Striped Grosgrain Ribbon and then added the Old Olive Twill that's retired. (I have no earthly reason why this discontinued this ribbon I loved the Chocolate Chip and Old Olive). No further explanation needed Hope you like it. This is going to be featured next month at my STAMP CAMP....no Twill Ribbon though and I'll have a complete tutorial on my blog for it. So you will have to come back..... :) Gotcha!


Enjoy and have a great day,

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Holiday Extravaganza SALE! Is here Let the saving begin.......


The savings are here! Click here to view the stamping bundles priced at up to 50% off.

I'm also running a special of my own. FREE SHIPPING on all Stampin' Up! orders of $75 or more!
You must email me your order (askloentrup@fuse.net) to get the free shipping. Do NOT order through my online website or you'll be charged shipping.

As always, orders of $150 or more qualify for a free hostess stamp set and free hostess merchandise.

Both offers are good from Wednesday, November 26th through Monday, December 1st. Contact me today to place your order because these stamping bundles are only available for a limited time and while supplies last.

Ann

Image (c) 2008 Stampin' Up!

Just a note: I learn something new when I post to my blog, every now and then and today is one of those days ...... I have now figured out how to change my font size and color. How I stumbled on to the "How to" is a mystery I'm optimistic that I'll be able to do it again.

Monday, November 24, 2008

December Card Kit of the Month

December Card Kit of the Month

Featured Set: Crazy for Cupcakes
Featured Accessory: Red Bead Duo





You’ll receive the supplies to create SIX of EACH design – so you will receive all of the consumable supplies that you need to create 12 cards total. You will also receive 2 additional full color samples of “alternative” cards that you can make with the combined contents of the kit! In addition, you’ll receive detailed, step by step instructions on how to complete each of the 4 designs. This month’s card kit items are listed below, and the price of the Card Kit is $15.

Orders for the Card Kits must be received by December 15th. You will receive your kits by the end of the month.

Special Offer for December! Purchase the Card Kit and receive the Coordinating Set, “Crazy for Cupcakes” and the Featured Accessory, “Red Bead Duo” at 20% off!

The Card Kit ($15) Includes:

* 6 Pieces of 5-1/2" x 8-1/2" Baja Breeze Cardstock
* 6 Pieces of 5-1/2" x 8-1/2" Real RedCardstock
* 6 Pieces of 3-5/8" x 4-5/8" Whisper White Cardstock
* 6 Pieces of 3-1/2" x 4-1/2" Close to Cocoa Cardstock
* 6 Pieces of 2" x 3" Baja Breeze Cardstock
* 12 Pieces of 1-3/4" x 2-3/4" Whisper White Cardstock
* 6 Pieces of 4" x 5-1/4" So Saffron Cardstock
* 6 Pieces of 2" x 3" Real Red Cardstock
* 6 Pieces of 1-3/4" x 1-3/4" So Saffron Cardstock
* 6 Pieces of 1-3/4" x 1-3/4" Baja Breeze Cardstock
* 6 - 5 1/2" Pieces Baja Breeze 1" Double Stitched Grosgrain Ribbon
* 6 - 1" Pieces of Red Gingham Ribbon
* 12 - Whisper White Envelopes
* Step by Step Instructions to complete 4 different card designs using the kit pieces

Add-On Products:

* Real Red Stampin' Write Marker ($3.95)
* So Saffron Stampin' Write Marker ($3.95)
* Close to Cocoa Stampin' Write Marker ($3.95)
* Blender Pens ($9.95)
* Baja Breeze Classic Ink Refill ($2.75)
* So Saffron Classic Inkpad ($5.25)
* Jet Black StazOn Inkpad ($7.95)
* Crystal Effects ($6.25)
* Crazy for Cupakes Stamp Set ($23.95) $19.16 with the purchase of the Card Kit
* Red Bead Duo ($9.95) $7.96 with the purchase of the Card Kit

Other Optional Purchases:

* Stampin' Dimensionals ($3.95)
* SNAIL Adhesive ($6.95)
* Paper Snips ($9.95)

Please Note: I am glad to ship kits directly to you! If the kit needs to be shipped, there will be an extra $3 shipping charge.

If you would like to order Add-On Products and/or Other Optional Purchases, you'll need to send me an e-mail to askloentrup@yahoo.com or give me a call at 859.356.0485 so that I can get them ordered for you and the discount can be properly applied.

To purchase the December Card Kit of the Month ($15 plus $3 shipping) Click Buy Now Below:




Box full of Cards.....

I played around and made the boxes then thought I cannot sell them empty. 3x3 cards fit inside I made these with the stamp set Holiday Tag Team (retired) and some scraps of paper and my punches. I stamped the tree on tissue paper and put the cards in the box. Scroll down and you'll see what I came up with.








Enjoy and have a great day,

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Jar of Snowman SOUP....a chill is in the air!


Snowmen are my FAVORITE love them.....and Snowman Soup I love to make. These little jars are form IKEA. I got them over the summer when I redid my Studio I use them for my brads, buttons and etc you can see what's in them and they sit on the shelf and look cute. Well, just had to give it at try and add a new twist. Sold a few of these on Saturday. So all you need is a jar, Cocoa, Marshmallows, small peppermint stick for the soup, punches and ribbon and print the poem. They're are a few different poems out there that you can use.

Enjoy and have a great day,

Nugget Tins



On this one I had to be creative. I don't have any tins and no time to order any but wanted to have some to sell. Light bulb moment.....these are empty tins from Stampin' Up!'s Build-a-Brad. Six nuggets fit perfectly. They are easy to make I used Sticky Strip on the outer tin and cut Designer paper to fit both bottom and lid outer sides. Also, cut a piece to line the bottom of the inside. Almost forgot cut some small pieces of DSP for the Chocolate NUGGETS. Took some ribbon and there you have it.

Thanks for stopping by,

Snowman Candles


Snowmen are my weakness I love them. This was a quick easy gift idea very little time. I had the stamp on my disk and the candles were saying "spruse me up" so this is the finished product.

Recipe:

Holiday Tag Team Stamp set (retired)
Various Stampin' Write Markers
Real Red Grosgrain Ribbon 5/8"
Heat Tool
Cello Bag

Thanks for stopping in,

"LOVE in a Milk Carton"



WOW! what a day we had yesterday getting ready for these events is time consuming and then it ends so quickly. Nikki and I did well considering the poor showing in comparison to previous years. I'll be posting pictures of all of the items that we had and a few pictures of the layout. I'm posting this because "Becky Roberts" posted to my blog. She's the milk carton creator. You can check out her AWESOME blog HERE. So Becky here is my "LOVE in a Milk Carton" This is part of a STAMP camp that Nikki and I are hosting.




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