Wednesday, October 31, 2012

More Halloween Pictures

I hope everyone enjoyed this fun holiday today!  My husband helped the kids carve their pumpkins yesterday and I helped out with Dylan's class party today.  I think it was a hit!  Phew!  Here are some great pictures of us celebrating Halloween. 
Dylan and his Transformers pumpkin that Dad helped carve.

Kaity's Grim Creeper pumpkin that she carved all by herself.

Our ghostly zombie!

I'm so scared of our zombie!!

All that muslin was for these posable mummies that the kids created at their Halloween Party today.  I got the idea from Pinterest, but tweaked it a little by using two pipe cleaners instead of wire.

Dylan holding his two zombies that he made.  He made one yesterday, so I could make sure it wouldn't take too long for the rest of his class to make! 

Sebastian's not sure what to think of Zombie Dylan...

Sebastian's still checking him out...
Happy Halloween again and don't forget to order your Christmas Bundle!  See my post below for more info!!  Today is the last day!

Happy Halloween and Last Day to get the FREE Christmas Gift w/Bundle Purchase

First off, today is the last day to take advantage of the FREE Festive Paper-Piercing Pack when you purchase the Ornament Keepsakes Set and Candlelight Christmas Specialty Designer Series Paper.  Check out my website to place your order!  Hope I don't forget to order mine tonight!

I hope everyone is having a fantabulous Halloween!  I'm in charge of my son's 5th grade Halloween Party this year, so I'm just about ready to head to his school.  I've been busy all morning shredding all this muslin!  Any guesses as to why?
What is all this for?  Feel free to leave a comment with your thoughts and come back later today with the answer!
Well, if you follow me on Pinterest, you may have an idea... that's my only hint.  :)

I didn't forget the Halloween goodies for my other two kids, so I'll post pics of them later, too.

Happy Halloween!!

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Monday, October 29, 2012

Sell-a-Stamp Spooktacular & Digital Scrapbooking Day (Week!)

What a fun day!  Check out the awesomes specials going on!!
For one day only, you will get 15 percent off almost every stamp Stampin' Up! sells! The goal is to sell more stamps in a single day than ever before!

Here are the details:
  • On today:  Monday, October 29th starting at 12:00 AM (MT) and ending at 11:50 PM (MT), almost every stamp we sell will be 15 percent off.
This means all stamps in the current catalogs including
    • Background stamps
    • Personalized name stamps
    • Incentive stamp sets from the supply list
    • Cookie press stamps
    • Single-image stamps
This DOES NOT include
    • Hostess sets
    • Bundled stamp sets
    • Digital stamp brush sets
  • There is no minimum purchase, and no limit to the number of stamps you can order.
  • Any order type qualifies for this promotion-customer, demonstrator, workshop, or online.
  • Stamp prices in the Online Store will be changed for October 29 only to reflect the 15 percent discount.

    Are you excited? Me too! This is a first for Stampin' Up!

    Today is also the first day for the Digital Scrapbooking Day specials.  Go to my website and check out the FREE downloads!

    Don't forget to make sure that my name is listed at the top as your demonstrator:  Tammi Verbarendse

    Have fun shopping! 

    Saturday, October 27, 2012

    Kylie's Spooky Halloween Care Package

    I really haven't forgotten about my blog!  We went to Palm Springs last week to attend my husband's Aunt Lynn's wedding.  It was warm and beautiful!!  Plus, I am studying to take a PRAXIS exam in December.  I am so sad that I didn't plan an October Kit of the Month, because Halloween is one of my favorite holidays!!  On a fun note, I did finish my daughter's care package and gave it to her while we were in Palm Springs.  Here are some pictures of some of the fun items inside.  Since I didn't create a kit, just send me a note if you would like directions for any of the projects.  :)  I'll post pictures of the close ups on Tuesday, plus the final packaging. 
    The start of Kylie's college Halloween Spooky care package.  (She has two roommates, so I added three of some projects.  I would hate for them to feel left out.  I even included a little Halloween toy for her sweet puppy, Henry.)

    Spooky Pencil Toppers
    Tricky Treats stamp set, Polka Dots Parade DSP, Pumpkin Pie cardstock and marker, Basic Gray ink pad, Whisper White cardstock, Curly Label punch, 1" x 8" cello bags

    Wizard Treat
    Toxic Treats stamp set, First Edition DSP, Very Vanilla cardstock, Basic Black cardstock, Basic Gray ink pad and cardstock, sponge, Basic Gray/Basic Black 1/2" Striped Satin ribbon, Antique Brads, Labels Collection Framelits Die

    Witchy Tissues
    Googly Ghouls Clear Mount Bundle (Googly Ghouls Stamp Set, Labels & Googly Eyes), Basic Black marker and 1/8" Taffeta ribbon, Pumpkin Pie cardstock and marker, Lucky Limeade marker

    Halloween Tricks and Treats Package
    Googly Ghouls Clear Mount Bundle (Googly Ghouls stamp set, label, googly eyes and bag), Pumpkin Pie 1/8" Taffeta Ribbon, Basic Black marker

    Halloween Owl Treats
    Top Note die, 1" circle punch, 3/4" circle punch, Itty Bitty Shapes Punch pack (circle and heart), 1" x 8" cello bags
    Don't forget to check back on Monday, October 29th for a fun Stampin' Up! promotion and challenge!  Almost every stamp set, including the new single stamps, will be 15% off on this day only! They are trying to set a record of selling the most stamps in one day. You can place your order by clicking on the "Shop Now" button on the right.  Here are the details:

  • Starting at 12:00 AM (MT) and ending at 11:50 PM (MT), almost every stamp we sell will be 15 percent off.
  • This means all stamps in the current catalogs including
      • Background stamps
      • Personalized name stamps
      • Incentive stamp sets from the supply list
      • Cookie press stamps
      • Single-image stamps, including the newly released single stamps!
    This DOES NOT include
      • Hostess sets
      • Bundled stamp sets
      • Digital stamp brush sets

    ALSO, this is the beginning of the Digital Scrapbooking promotion, so don't forget to get your free downloads! 

    Have a great weekend!!

    Monday, October 8, 2012

    Spooky Bouquet

    Have you ever come up with a fabulous idea in your head (or tried something cool from Pinterest) and it just doesn't come out like you imagined?  This happens to me all the time!  I didn't let it stop me from creating a fun outdoor Halloween display.  I decided it was Halloween, so if it fell apart it would just add to the decor.  ;) 
    Creepy Bouquet created by Tammi Verbarendse

    The vase is actually a tin container that I broke the handles off of... I really wish I had sticky strip, but I used Tombow Liquid Glue instead.  Works pretty well, but very sticky through the sheer ribbon I used to cover up the tin container.  Like my spooky spiders? 

    One single black rose.
    Enjoy your week and I'll be posting more Halloween craft items later this week.  I've been working on a care package for my daughter who is at Arizona State University.  I couldn't just send her plain items!  I had to make some of them fun!


    Sunday, October 7, 2012

    Puzzle Time

    For those of you who have been to my house in the last few months, you have probably seen my huge 1000 piece puzzle I've been working on.  I had these grand plans of hanging it on my wall once I completed this beautiful picture... well.  I almost gave up, but I got an OTT lite for my birthday and brought it next to the puzzle table, so I could see the pieces better and I FINISHED IT!!!  You may not be as excited as I am, but this is a huge accomplishment!  Now I will cover it with puzzle glue and find a frame so I can actually hang it on the wall above my puzzle table.  Here's a picture of my finished masterpiece.

    I've been playing around with some fun Halloween items, so I'll post some pictures this week.  Still trying to decide about my October Kit of the Month... I'm not sure I can include Halloween themed items, due to the time constraint, so... I'll let you know later this week what I decide.  Maybe I'll come up with two mini kits...

    Happy Sunday!!

    Tuesday, October 2, 2012

    Single Stamps and Christmas in October Special

    So many flyers with fun updates on buying single stamps and a great early Christmas special.  Now I just hope I can piece them together so you can read them.  :) 

    First off, Stampin' Up! is trying something new.  You can now buy certain individual sayings from three different stamp sets.  These are only available in clear, so you will need to have one of the clear blocks to use them.  Here are the ones that are available through this trial offer:

    Stampin' Up! also has a great Christmas in October special.  I can't wait to order this bundle, so I can earn the free paper piercing set. 

    To get a better view of the available bundles, I have added more pictures below with a link on how to order them through my website
    132261 Christmas Gift Pack Clear - $38.90
    132260 Christmas Gift Pack Wood - $47.90
    132263 Christmas Gift Pack Clear (w/Bundle - Ornament Framelits) - $55.90
    132262 Christmas Gift Pack Wood (w/Bundle - Ornament Framelits) - $62.90
    Make sure that it lists me, Tammi Verbarendse as your demonstrator when you place your order.  :) 

    Happy October!!

    Monday, October 1, 2012

    Happy Birthday to Me

    I have lots of information to post, but it is my birthday today, so I haven't had time to get it all ready.  Hope you forgive me!  ;)  Check back tomorrow! 

    Have a great week!