Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Brayered Just Believe

From Heidi...
I love this stamp set "Just Believe". The set includes sentiments that I will actually use, little frames for words, and small and large foliage, which is why I chose it for this brayered card. As I've been admiring other stamper's work, I combined several little pieces of a bunch of different ideas and put them together to create this brayered and then texture embossed card. This is the second brayered card we'll making on Tuesday, 1/4, Creative Cardmaking class (308TW.231/309TW.231) at Tumbleweed Recreation Center.

This week the Two Happy Stampers will be busy working on a couple of custom Etsy orders. It will be a nice change of pace having Adriel and the kids over and getting a chance to work together. We don't get too many of those days right now, so I'm looking forward to this week. Thanks for visiting us and we hope that you're having a great start to your week.
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Friday, November 26, 2010

Inbetween Holidays

From Heidi...
We hope that you had a wonderful Thanksgiving. We had a fun day eating turkey and all the yummy side dishes that go with it, along with great fellowship with friends and family.

We've finished up our classes for this year, so we're busy preparing for 2011... (although I still have to make all my Christmas cards to send out...I better get on it here soon!) Our first class in January is a Brayering class at Tumbleweed Recreation Center, Tuesday, 1/4 (10 a.m.- 308TW.231/ 7 p.m. 309TW.231) . This tall brayered Medallion card is based on a card I cased from Claudia Perry and is one that we'll be creating. I love this technique and the effect it adds to cards.

Monday, November 22, 2010

Online Spectacular Begins Today!

Starting today, Stampin' Up! is kicking off your holiday shopping with spectacular discounts (20 to 50% off) on current select products and free shipping on product orders of $150 or more. Sale ends Nov. 30. Onlinespec_nov_b1Online Spectacular--a one-week sale with discounts up to 50 percent! Log onto Heidi's Online Store to take advantage of never-before-seen discounts. You won't want to miss this sale! "Door busters" include:
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Sunday, November 21, 2010

Another Weekend Boutique

From Heidi...
Yesterday I did another Holiday Boutique. My husband forewent his annual Good Guys car show to come and help me set up, keep product stocked, be a wind block, and just hang out...thank you, Phil! A few weeks ago he built us a card display and it was put to the test yesterday with the wind gusts. Some of the vendor's displays were knocked over and I was worried about our cards blowing away, but we didn't have one blown card casualty off the display. Phil was originally pleased with his design, but after it successfully stood the wind gust test, I think even he was pleasantly surprised at how well his design stood up to the test.
I had several familiar faces stop by and say "hi,", that was really nice. I think the best part of doing craft shows is all the people you end up meeting who appreciate your work...it's a rewarding part of what we do.
I thought I'd share a few pictures from the day that my husband took. Thanks for stopping by!
 Vendor's Displays

 Phil's Wind-Proof Card Display

 Our table with the cool chicken wire display Phil made for us last year

 One of the Happy Stampers

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

2 years on Etsy!

2 years ago we opened up our Etsy shop! That's right! Today is our 2-year Etsy-versary. =)

We've come a long way from when we first opened. Our pictures have definitely improved (how in the world did we sell anything with our beginning photos?!), we have a better idea of shipping prices, we've learned how to use Google Analytics, twitter, and facebook, we've learned how to take better photographs and edit them to look normal and not blah... lots of things! It's been quite a learning experience.

Here's the first item we sold:
Tea Bag Book

This photo is actually not too bad, but the black background is definitely not us. The bright and happy feeling in our shop definitely is a much better reflection for us. =)

Anyway, we are celebrating our Etsy-versary today by including a free handmade card with any purchase from our shop today! you can visit our shop HERE! =)

Hope you are all having a nice day. Thanks for visiting! =)

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Christmas Loads of Love

From Heidi...
Yes, I'm still here. I was thinking all last week, "I need to post, I need to post..." It's just been a busy week. I was so glad to see Adriel add a few posts (and she's been busy with baby, homeschooling, kids, life!!...you go, Adriel :-) When you have a blog, it's really nice to have two people who can post. Usually when one is busy, the other can take over and vice-versa.

I thought I'd share this card I made for our Christmas card classes at Tumbleweed and at my house. Our Tumbleweed class is over, but we'll be repeating the class at my house on Tuesday, 11/16. Everyone's cards came out so cute. I used the Loads of Love stampset and the Candy Cane Christmas DSP. I love it when I get to use this stampset because it means I get to watercolor. This is one of my favorite stampsets. I love all the little stamp accessories you can add to the truck.

Stampset: Loads of Love
Cardstock: Crumb Cake, Real Red, Early Espresso, Whisper White
DSP: Candy Cane Christmas
Loads of Love
Loads of Love Accessories

Candy Cane Christmas

Saturday, November 13, 2010

October's Color Challenge Submissions

This is terribly late, but better late than never!

Here are the submissions we received for October's THS Color Challenge! Enjoy! Both of the submissions are from our regular stampers, Crystal and April. =)

Crystal submitted these really cute Thanksgiving cards!

April made a fun fall/autumn-themed card!

Thanks for playing along with us, stampers, and thank you for being patient! I haven't even posted the color challenge on our blog for this month. I'm so behind!

Have a nice weeked! =)

Friday, November 12, 2010

Stampin' Up! Special Heads Up!

We don't often advertise
Stampin' Up! specials and especially
in regard to joining Stampin' Up!,
but this upcoming offer is pretty amazing
and we just wanted to make you aware of it
in case you have considered joining, but haven't yet.
This price is pretty incredible.
This special doesn't begin until November 15 (through the 30th),
but we wanted to give you a heads up
and give you some time to think about it.
What do you call it when you get over $310
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You can call it an amazing deal,
but we’re calling it an amazing opportunity!
From November 15-30, you can purchase either our
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For more information about becoming a demonstrator,
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Hope you're having a nice day. =)

Friday, November 5, 2010

New Downloads for My Digital Studio

Check out the new digital downloads from Stampin' Up! for My Digital Studio. A lot of fun stuff for holiday projects!

If you have any questions about My Digital Studio or the digital downloads from Stampin' Up!, contact us and we'd be happy to help you.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Christmas Gift Class

From Heidi...
We have such a fun class coming up on November 11 at Tumbleweed Recreation Center. We offered this class last year and are excited to be offering it again this year. This year's gifts are a Candy Bar Holder Christmas card. It also includes a bookmark...great for you chocolate loving book reader friends or family.
 Our next gift project is a cocoa holder...and you guessed it, this is great for all your cocoa loving friends and family.
 And what would your presents be without gift tags?
 This is just the cutest stocking shaped gift card holder...you open up the stocking flap and voila!...there's a little place for your gift card.

We've still got room for you if you'd like to join us. November 11, 12:30-3 PM (331TW.150) and 7-9:30 PM (332TW.150). Class fee is $16, plus $3 registration fee with Tumbleweed, you can register online, mail in a registration form, or stop by Tumbleweed and register.