Monday, November 30, 2015

Update from the Branson Mill

I've been super busy getting ready to start our classes at the Branson Mill.  Yesterday I worked on making more Snowman Hershey Bar wraps.  I was able to finish more of these pouches to put out today as well.  Come back tomorrow to see what was added to my Christmas Tree!  

Tuesday, I will be having Card Buffet.  You will need to come to my booth and see how many cards you want to make.  I will then provide you with a sticker with the cost to make the number of cards you want.  You will take this up front and pay for the cards and then bring your receipt back to me so you can make your cards.  I will make myself available but will have to answer any questions other customers may have.  

On Saturday, December 5th, we will be making the 2016 4X4 Calendars.  Be sure to let me know if you will be making more than one so I can have enough supplies cut.

I hope you are enjoying Stampin' Up! On Line Extravaganza.  Remember to get your order in before midnight tomorrow evening!

Happy Crafting,


Sunday, November 29, 2015

Hershey's Christmas Tree

I found this idea on QBee's website, Brenda Quintana.  I love making crafts that include Hershey chocolates because who doesn't like chocolate?  

I used my retired Handsome Hunter cardstock for the base and our new Real Red striped ribbon for the bows.  I used Chocolate Chip cardstock for the tree trunk.  I hope to make some with Real Red cardstock and use our new Green striped ribbon on it.  

I love this idea and I hope you do too!

Happy Crafting!


Saturday, November 28, 2015

It's Saturday, What Are You Doing Today?

I was busy last night after spending the day at the Branson Mill.  Come back tomorrow to see what I worked on.  In the meantime, here is the 8" curly paper wreath I finished yesterday while at the Mill.  I love the medallion added to the paper and the bright red bow!  

If you haven't already taken advantage of the Stampin' Up! On Line Extravaganza, be sure to get your shopping done before the 30th!  Don't hesitate to contact me if you have any questions.

Happy Crafting,


Friday, November 27, 2015

Happy Friday!

I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving with your friends and family!  Today's share is a project I was asked to make for a customer who came to visit the Branson Mill.  She wanted a couple of fall colored scrapbooks.  Take a look and let me know what you think. . . .

I had a fun time crafting these. I used retired Designer Series Papers, paper towel rolls, and coordinating cardstock for the belly band and papers that insert into the pockets.  Let me know if you would like to learn how to make one of these.  I will need to know in advance so I have all the supplies to make one of these while you craft at the Branson Mill.  

Happy Crafting,


Thursday, November 26, 2015

Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving, everyone!  I wish you all the joy, love and warmth that family brings when they come to visit.


Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Weekly Deals

I had a busy day yesterday and got a special order to make two Paper Towel Roll Scrapbooks before Friday!  So today, I will be working on those as well as creating a small 8" curly paper wreath.  Before I get going on those items, though, I want to share with you this week's deals from Stampin' Up! The items I use a lot are the Winter Wonderland Designer Vellum (these make awesome tea lights), the Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper, and I already have the Embellished Ornaments -- be careful, the ones listed below are wood-mounted and without the framelits!  

Be sure to remember to use this month's hostess code, HNQNESJZ, when placing your order!

Happy Crafting,


Tuesday, November 24, 2015

On Line Extravaganza Sale

As I walk out the door to head to the Branson Mill, I wanted to share with you what I made yesterday using the Envelope Punch Board.  If you didn't take advantage of the 24-hour Flash Sale, you will have to pay full price for your Envelope Punch Board! 

These will be sold in sets of 4 with a variety of sayings.  These pouches are very easy to make and they are good for all occasions.

Reason for the Season Stamp Set with Cherry Cobbler Ink

Reason for the Season Stamp Set with Gumball Green Ink

Throughout the rest of the week, Stampin' Up! has punches, ribbons, bakers twine, and stamp sets on discount.  Be sure to order early and use Hostess Code:  HNQNESJZ when placing your order.  

Happy Crafting,


Monday, November 23, 2015

On Line Extravaganza Starts Today!

Today I'm grateful for the warmth and sunshine we're having. We will be working outside today to put up our Christmas lights for the season. 

Be sure to check out the FLASH sales as these items will go fast. Three items that come to mind are the Designer Series Papers where you buy three packs at full price and get a fourth pack for free. That's $8.25 per pack of paper! The other two items are the Envelope Punch Board and the Gift Box Punch Board. Both of these are great deals.

Be sure to check out the other items that are on sale as well. Remember to use Hostess Code: HNQNESJZ when ordering.

Also check out the Clearance Rack and the Weekly deals to make sure you have what you need to complete your project.

I've spent the last two days at the Branson Mill, setting up my space and busily crafting more items like the Santa Hershey Bar Wraps (today) and the Hot Cocoa Pouches (yesterday).

Another hot item was the pouches I made for Thanksgiving -- they are all sold, so now I'm working on the Christmas place settings. Remember that I use the Envelope Punch board for these -- here are the Halloween ones I made.  Once I complete the Christmas ones, I'll be sure to post here.

Please don't hesitate to contact me if you have any questions. I'm happy to help you out any way I can.

Happy Crafting,


Friday, November 20, 2015

On Line Extravaganza Sale!

Remember this sale starts on Monday, November 23rd.  Get your wish list out to see if your items are on sale. The items that are on sale are from our Annual Catalog. Order early and use Hostess code:  HNQNESJZ when ordering.  I will be sending out the sale list through email -- check your list twice!

Here are some more pictures of my new space at the Branson Mill:

Hot Cocoa Pouches, Hershey Bar Wraps

Christmas Gift Tags, Grateful for You Pouches and Pilgrim Apple Cider and Hot Cocoa Pouches
Every Day LOVE Hershey Bar Wraps, Notebooks, Notepads.  Retired catalogs down below free to take.

Today I'm grateful for opportunities.  I have met some wonderful people while setting up my crafting space and cannot wait to have you come stamp/craft with me!

Happy Crafting,

Thursday, November 19, 2015

Sale Anyone?

Today I'm grateful for SALES!  Now who doesn't love a sale? November 23-30 is going to be exciting, but only if you like sales. Everyone likes sales, especially when savings up to 50 percent are involved! Check back tomorrow for more details about Stampin' Up!s Online Extravaganza, including which select products will be discounted (while supplies last).

Here are some updated pictures of my space at the Branson Mill.  I've been busy bar coding stuff as I put it out to sell. Next, I will be working on my December calendar so you will know when I have classes scheduled.  If you see a class you want to do, but cannot make any of the scheduled classes, be sure to email me so I can schedule you in when you can attend!  

Table with Christmas Cards and Snowflake Ornaments

Tree with Ornaments - All for Sale!

More pictures tomorrow!

Happy Crafting!


Wednesday, November 18, 2015

SPOILER Alert! November Paper Pumpkin is here!

If you like surprises and are signed up for Paper Pumpkin, do NOT continue reading my post.  Here is Stampin' Up!'s video on the November Paper Pumpkin kit.

November Paper Pumpkin
If you like what you see and you're not a Paper Pumpkin Subscriber, click here to sign up.  Each month you will get a kit completely ready to assemble.  All you need is a clear block -- which you get in your first Paper Pumpkin subscription!

Be sure to list me as your demonstrator so if you have any questions, you can contact me.  Not sure you want to do your kit alone?  I am a subscriber and can show you what I've done with my kit if I've already put it together, or we can have a Paper Pumpkin party and brainstorm other ways to use our kits.

Happy Crafting,


PS - Today I'm grateful for partly cloudy skies.  The rain has stopped--finally!  Yes, we needed the rain, but I'm grateful for a reprieve!

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Weekly Deals!

Today I'm grateful for Tuesday Weekly Deals!  Do you look forward to seeing what is going on sale each week?  I do!  

This week we have a stamp set, framelits, cardstock pack, and a wreath kit!  Are you wondering why the stamp set on sale doesn't match the framelits on sale?  If you look in your catalog, you will see what sets are bundled with matching framelits.  These bundles are always on sale at 15% off when you purchase them together.

Be sure to let me know if you have any other questions. Our Hostess Code is HNQNESJZ.  Just a reminder that these prices are limited to quantity on hand, so if any of these are on your wish list, order early!

Happy Crafting,


Retiring Products from Holiday Catalog

Stampin' Up! has released the items that will go away on January 4th.  Get your wish list out and check it twice!  Once an item sells out, there will be no backorders -- make sure you get what you want from the Holiday Catalog today.

Our new Hostess Code is: HNQNESJZ. Remember to put this in the lower left corner of your shopping cart.

If you don't have the Holiday Catalog, click here to go to the on line catalog.

I will be emailing the PDF file of retiring products so if you're not on my mailing list, you can still see the retiring products on line. 

I will be back later today to update this Week's deals as well.

Happy Crafting!


Monday, November 16, 2015

Weekend is Over!

I missed posting Saturday and Sunday; Saturday's grateful list includes me being grateful for Leanne, Aleta, and Amy for coming out and making Christmas Cards with me.  We had a lot of fun and Aleta and Amy's cards were completely done, but Leanne left some of the piece work on one of her cards for when she got home.  

After the ladies left, I headed out to move all my stuff to the Branson Mill.  I picked up my bar code labels and spent five hours on Sunday, sorting and bar coding items to sell.  Sunday's grateful is for the many visitors that come to the Branson Mill while visiting Branson.  While setting up my space, I was able to sell a couple of items before I was even done for the day!  

Today, I'm grateful for my health.  Even though I've been doing a lot of lifting and carrying items, I'm still having fun setting up my booth.  I hope you will be able to come out and see me soon!  In the meantime, here are some shots of what my new place looks like.  Leave me a comment to let me know what you think of the space!

Happy Crafting,


Friday, November 13, 2015

Pinecones, Anyone?

Today, I am grateful for new friends.  Yesterday we took our neighbors out for lunch and found out that we both love to craft.  Vivian hand-stitches all her quilting! I'm not sure I have the patience for that!  It's getting close to the Christmas shopping season here in Branson. I usually make my grandchildren handmade ornaments each year. 

This year, I'm playing with this idea I found on Pinterest from The Hybrid Chicks.  I love the concept and although mine isn't perfect, it is handmade and I will hang this on my tree! 

Last year's ornaments got lost in the mail so they never received them.  Bah humbug!  

Each ornament had their names on the front, above, and the year on the back, below.

I hope you enjoy today's share and don't forget, we have Christmas Card class tomorrow -- you choose what time and how many of which card to make.  Just make sure I know the quantity of which cards so I have your supplies cut and ready for you when you arrive.  Class is from 10 am to 5 pm -- I'm available to assist you in your custom Christmas Cards. Each card is $2.50 to make including the envelope.  I hope you can join me tomorrow!

If not, the alternate date is November 21st, from 10 am to 5 pm.  Again, let me know the quantity so I have your supplies cut!

Happy Crafting,


Thursday, November 12, 2015

New Craftroom Space

Today I'm grateful for the Branson Mill Craft Village!  This is the front of the building, just so you don't get confused with the Branson Mall!! I am moving Desiree's Craftroom from Picker's Market to the Branson Mill.  I will be moving things gradually, but will be completely out of Picker's by November 20th!  

Here is the crafting space we will be using for classes.  I believe we'll have enough space.

And here is where I will be doing demonstrations from time to time.

And lastly, I am touching up the slat wall for hanging my crafts that I have for sale.  

Today, I have to get some laundry done and finish prepping materials for Saturday's Christmas Card Class.  If you haven't reserved your Christmas Card class seat yet, be sure to get in touch with me.  I need to have all your supplies cut ahead of time so you aren't waiting on me!

Happy Crafting,


Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Card Class Reminder!

We have card class tomorrow evening from 6-9 PM in Desiree's Craftroom.  Be sure to let me know if you plan on attending so I have enough supplies cut!  

Here are the four cards we will be making:

Happy Crafting,


Happy Veteran's Day!

Today I'm grateful for our VETERANS.  Those who served in the past, are now serving, and those who are going to serve. Since I love doxies, I've kept these two to express to our veterans-- THANK YOU!

and I love this one, too.

Happy Veterans' Day, 


Tuesday, November 10, 2015

What A Beautiful Day!

Today I'm grateful for the 73 degree day!  What a gorgeous day we had.  

It's been a little crazy here as I'm moving my store! Look for more news as I make progress.  Pictures soon of my new store, I promise.  

Today, we went to Springfield to check out some bar chairs. My space has a nice counter and another space where I can have my crafting tables.  I think you will enjoy this new space to craft as much as I will!  

For today, you can check out these new Weekly Deals and don't forget to check the Clearance Rack, too, for some great discounts.  We're still using this Hostess Code:  WWSV9AG9 until the end of this week.

I absolutely love my Poinsettia punch.  Here are two that I made with it shortly after I got it!

Be sure to let me know what your favorite item is this week!

Happy Crafting,


Monday, November 9, 2015

Seeing Stars

Today I am grateful for my craftiness and that I can share my talent with you.  

Yes, I'm seeing stars!  I was commissioned to make 24 stars using old hymnal pages.  Let me tell you, first of all, that this paper is VERY thin!  I cut my pages to 4" squares, and then started folding.  

After I completed the stars, I added a bit of Stampin' Up! Gold Glitter around the points.  I used two-way glue on the points and dabbed the points into gold glitter.  They really came out beautifully.

To finish the stars, I sprayed them with some urethane clear finish.  This not only protects the glitter from falling off, it also strengthens the paper.  

I'm off this morning to deliver these stars so keep your fingers crossed they want more!  

If you would like to learn how to make these, be sure to contact me.  I've love to schedule a class for you!

Happy Crafting,


Sunday, November 8, 2015

Today I'm . . .

Grateful for God and all the people He has chosen to be in my life.  I love catching up on the news of my friends and family that are far away, even if it is on Facebook!  

Yesterday, we had fun creating four cards.  The most challenging card was the reverse image card.  I think we will need to revisit this card to make it easier to craft without getting glue all over us and our card front!

I wish each of you a blessed Sunday and come back tomorrow for a new 3-dimensional share!

Happy Crafting,