Showing posts with label SU Christmas Card. Show all posts
Showing posts with label SU Christmas Card. Show all posts

Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Best Christmas Present ever - Merry Christmas 2012

  •  Best Christmas Present . . . ever
  •  Christmas Lodge Christmas Card
  •  Fa-la-la-la-la, la-la-la-la

Here's a quick card template from My Digital Studio design software that I reworked a bit to accommodate a photo of our 11-year old Sheltie, Rascal.  We're so fortunate to have him with us.  A couple weeks ago we weren't sure if he would make it home for Christmas.

Rascal just stopped eating one Monday morning shortly after Thanksgiving.  We were able to get a little bit of food in him each day, but by Friday I was really alarmed and took him to the vet on Saturday.  The vet told us it was probably a bad tooth and sent him home with some pain meds until we could get him back to the vet for teeth cleaning a week later.

On Sunday, Rascal started throwing up and still wouldn't eat.  Monday we took Rascal back to the vet and found that his blood work showed very high liver chemistry numbers.  We went for an ultrasound at an animal hospital the following morning.  The new vet told us they would like to do exploratory surgery because the abdominal ultrasound revealed a distension of the gall bladder and a mottled liver.  I learned more about the importance of a dogs liver and gall bladder over the next few days than I ever thought possible.  However, I was really concerned what major surgery and a long recovery period would do to an older dog with hip problems.

We opted not to do the surgery, which would have required a 10-day stay in the animal hospital and the results wouldn't be back for 3-4 weeks.  Instead we decided to try a variety of heavy drugs because they couldn't pinpoint if this was a bacteria, fungal, gall stone blockage or what. 

We're happy to say that after a couple of days he started eating again--a little bit more each day--and two weeks after we started the drugs he's more active, alert and his eating is back to normal.  His liver chemistries are improving, with bilirubin now normal.  He will remain on Clavamox, Baytril, Ursodiol, Denamarin for whatever is causing his liver and gall bladder problems, Cerenia (for nausea, if needed) and Tramadol for his hip pain for another couple of weeks to be sure we got it all.

The return to health of our beloved companion is the best Christmas present ever! 

Here's what I used on Rascal's scrapbook page.
  My Digital Studio recipe:
    Designer Kits/More Merry Messages/More Merry Messages - merry christmas, Stamp Color:  SUMMER STARFRUIT    

    Designer Kits/More Merry Messages/More Merry Messages - do not open, Color:  I color matched a piece of fur in his coat.
Background Color: CHERRY COBBLER
    1.25 Square Punch, Fill Color: CHERRY COBBLER     1.25 Square Punch, Fill Color:  I color matched a piece of fur in his coat.

My Digital Studio Design Software:  30-day free trial available.  (Try it today with your Christmas photos!)

 Last Christmas Card of the season

Here's my last Christmas Card of the season.  Now I can start playing with all of the new pre-order products from the Spring Catalog merchandise!  As much as I love to play with new stamps and merchandise, I love making Chrtmas cards and gift wrapping the most.  I wish we could use all of the sparkel, big fluffy bows, and festive papers all year, love, love it and hate to put away the Christmas fun at the end of every year.

I love the Christmas Lodge stamp set.  This is the second Christmas in a row that I've used it on my main Christmas Card...even though I have every new Christmas stamp from this year's catalog...this one is my all-time favorite.  Also, check out the Cherry Cobbler Dazzling Details (125585).  You're going to want a bottle of this for your Valentine cards.

This card uses: 

Stamps:  Christmas Lodge (123769), More Merry Messages (inside verse, which I forgot to photograph - 126402)
Inks:  Soft Suede
Papers:  Soft Suede, Cherry cobbler, Very Vanilla, Champaign Glimmer Paper
Accessories:  Cherry Cobbler Dazzling Details, Labels Collection Framelit (125598), Big Shot & Cutting pads

 Here's wishing you a Very Merry Christmas, with a final word (Christmas song) from Rascal...

Fa-la-la-la-la, la-la-la-la

Sing it out, Rascal ... and to all a good night!

Donna Ross
Stampin' Up! Independent Demonstrator

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Stampin' Up! Holidy Blitz and Online Extravaganza with up to 50% off

  • 10-day Online Extravaganza promotion starts Monday, Nov 19 -- Sneak Peek
  • A MDS Snow Flake Christmas Card & Gift pillow pack
  • Join Stampin' Up! between now and Dec 16 for $99 + Free Ink Pads worth $49.95

  • The Online Extravaganza promotion is our biggest online sale of the year! We want to make it easier for you to shop for Stampin' Up! products when lots of people are doing their holiday shopping, but not necessarily holding Stampin' Up! parties. So during these 10 days only, you  can get incredible discounts--up to 50 percent-on some of your favorite products!

    In addition, there will be three products 20 percent off for 24-hours only on both the first and last days of Online Extravaganza--our very own doorbusters!

    Monday, November 19, midnight - 11:50 PM (MT)

    PageItemDescriptionRetail24-Hr Sale
    181125586Simply Scored Diagonal Plate$11.95$9.56
    186113439Big Shot Die Cutting Machine$99.95$79.96
    186113474Big Shot Doctor's Bag$69.95$53.56

    Wednesday, November 28, midnight - 11:50 PM (MT)
    PageItemDescriptionRetail24-Hr Sale
    7118941Clear Block Bundle$66.95$53.56
    7120279Clear Block Storage Caddy$16.95$13.56
    Tab175109127Stack & Store Caddy$34.95$27.96
    You can visit my Online Store to see all discounted products when the promotion goes live or download this pdf and plan your purchases now

    One of the best values in my opinion is that My Digital Studio 2+, which is normally $79.95, will be available for a short time  for $39.98!!  And if you already have My Digital Studio; the upgrade to MDS 2 download is only $9.98 (regularly $19.95).  Download the full .pdf list and check out all the savings.


    The Fine Print

    Discounts range between 20 and 50 percent--awesome!
    Discounted products are available on all order types (customer, demonstrator, workshop, and online).
    There's no minimum purchase required to participate in this promotion. Sale on!
    For product bundles, you need to use the bundle item numbers provided. If you use individual item numbers, you won't get the discount--bummer.
    You can buy additional products from any of our current catalogs on the same order.

    Here a cute Snow Flake Christmas card using My Digital Studio

    I expanded a My Digital Studio background I recently made using multiple snow flakes for a Christmas pillow gift box and made a matching Christmas Card.

    Stamps, Desginer Kits, & Colors
    Bright Hopes\Bright Hopes - snowflake, Color = CRUMB CAKE
    Calendar Basics Kit\Calendar Kit - snowflake, Color = CRUMB CAKE
    Holiday Blitz\Holiday Blitz - snowflake, Color = CRUMB CAKE
    Jolly Bingo Bits\Jolly Bingo Bits - snowflake, Color = CRUMB CAKE, BASIC BLACK
    Snowflake Soiree\Snowflake Soiree - snowflake 3, Color = CRUMB CAKE
    Designer Kits\Candlelight Christmas\Candlelight Christmas - dotted line, Color = Taken with Team (retired)
    Base Card:  Crumb Cake
    Accessories:  5/8" Whisper White Organza Ribbon
    Here's a look at what the MDS Snow Flake card and pillow gift card look like together.  Cute, cute, cute!  And the good news is that My Digital Studio is one of the items on sale during the Extravaganza.

    Join Stampin' Up! between now and Dec 16 for $99 plus get Free Ink Pads worth $49.95

    It’s an ink-redible time to join -- or rejoin-- the Stampin’ Up! family!   And if you choose to join or re-join as a hobby demonstrator rather than making Stampin' Up! a business, I'll buy your business supply pack (catalogs, order forms, etc) from you for $25.  Bottom line:  That means your $99 starter kit will end up costing you only $75 and you'll still receive the FREE collection of Stampin' Pads worth $49.95.   Click here to get the details.  Then let's talk, and I'll help your through the on-line sign up process.

    For just $99, you get
    • Your choice of up to $125 worth of any current Stampin' Up! products! 
    • You can include My Studio Software as an item for your Starter Kit.  Or select traditional card making and scrapbooking supplies from the current catalogs
    • A business supply pack valued at $65!
    • Free shipping
    • 20% or more off future purchases
    That's a total value of $190!

    Plus, from November 1 through December 16, you’ll get a FREE collection of Classic Stampin’ Pads®—a $49.95 value—when you become a demonstrator. Start 2013 with a new hobby or a new business -- your choice!  Contact me today and let me tell you how to make 2013 your most fun year yet!


    Donna Ross
    Stampin' Up! Independent Demonstrator