Monday, March 25, 2013

Fabric Frenzy - ALL Fabric is 50% OFF!

 
Have you wanted some fabric from Stampin' Up! and just haven't given in yet?  Here is you chance.  ALL fabric is 50% this week only.  I am not even a sewer, but I am in love with some of them.  Who could pass up the Essentials Fabric group?  Love it! The sample show below is the Essentials Pack. There are 11 different sets to choose from on sale.



The Nitty Gritty:
  • Order must be placed by Sunday, March 31st at 11:50 MST
  • No minimum order required to get the discount
  • Only a limited supply of the fabric is available at the discounted rate; Once that limit is reached the price will go back to normal. 
  • Order 24/7 in my online store 
  • The fabric is cut into extra large fat quarters
Don't forget to add the cute new product from the This and That line while you are at it.  :)

Happy Stamping and Sewing!

Martha

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Digital Download Tuesday and exciting MDS news

Its Tuesday!  That means there is a group of new digital downloads to add to your list of MDS downloads.  This week's downloads are all part of party planner's dream.  Trucks are where it is at if you have a little boy...or even a big boy. 

 


You get to pick from 3 different downloads that will help make your party planning, scrapbook marking, little boy's dreams come true!  Isn't this one adorable?


Click the SHOP NOW button and head over to my online store to order them now.  The best part is that your can use them in any word processing program or digital scrapbook program you want.  But, why would you want to do that when you can get MDS for the new low price of just $19.95.  HOLY COW!  Did I really just say that?  Yes, I did.  Stampin' Up! has lowered the price of this awesome program by 80%.  Crazy!  It still comes with more than $500 worth of downloads and the amazing software to use them in.  It is one heck of a deal.

Click HERE and get yours now!  Plus, don't miss out out on the free sale-a-bration items for a qualifying order.

Happy Stamping!
 
Martha

Monday, March 18, 2013

Create Printable

Hi All!  I saw this awesome quote on Pinterest (you know, my best friend) and instantly thought that it would go great in a craft room.  I love fun stuff like this. It fits in an 8x10 frame.


I used the Banner Punch in MDS and filled them in with Sycamore Street DSP from the Sale-a-bration digital content disk.  You can get that free with a qualifying order from now until March 22nd.  The fonts were free downloads that once installed, automatically are put into MDS just like they would in your favorite office software.  :)

Would you like a copy of this fabulous printable for your own home or office?  I can do that for you.  I will custom make you this same printable in the DSP colors of your choice for $3.  Contact me via email at stampinmartha @ hotmail.com.  Its the email in the top header as well if you are wondering. Yours, of course, won't be watermarked either. ;)

It doesn't matter what you create and it doesn't have to perfect, just do it.  I think a lot of people are afraid of crafting in general because they feel like it won't end up perfectly.  Believe me when I tell you that EVERY project has it's flaws.  You just learn to disguise them well the more you craft.  So, take this lesson to heart and just get out there and create!

You can shop at my online store 24/7 by clicking HERE.

Happy Stamping!
 
Martha

Sunday, March 17, 2013

Word Bubbles

I saw this awesome idea on Pinterest.  Let's face it, lots of awesome ideas are born from inspiration from Pinterest.  Its a fabulous thing.  My son is 6 and we all know that kids his age say pretty funny things on a daily basis.  I was missing them by not writing them down and my husband was missing them because he is at work all day long.

 
So from this idea was born MDS Word Bubbles.  I set out to make my own digitally, since I don't think I have the time or the right hole punch to do it that way.  I used the circle punch from the Itty Bitty Punch Pack in MDS.  I started by making a basic shape (oval or rectangle) and then added the stem on the bottom. 


Hints and Tips:
  • Place each dot by hand first.  It doesn't have to be perfect because you want the hand done look.
  • Select each dot and group them together to make one item.
  • Change the color to whatever you want.
 
So there you go.  I didn't know exactly where I was going to put them, so I only made two.  But then a friend decided she wanted some for her kids and I needed more as well.  So, it was easy to make mulitples in different colors.  I only used the two patterns shown, but each one is in a different color.  I decided to hang them in the kitchen so we would see them each day.  Then I take a picture of each one before I erase it and I will make a photo book out of them once we have enough. :)

You can order MDS2+ from my online store at any time.  You can also try a 30 day trial for free from the store.  Just click in the Digital section on the left side towards the bottom and there is an option to try it free.  You won't regret it.  Plus, it would earn you some free stuff because of Sale-a-bration.

Order online 24/7 via my website.
 
Happy Stamping! 

Martha

Saturday, March 16, 2013

Butterfly Thanks

My favorite set of the moment (who can have just one all the time?) is Oh, Hello.  Its in the Spring Catalog and I instantly fell in love.  The chevron pattern is so in right now and I love the stamp that it has.  Plus, the sentiments are pretty versatile since you can color them with a marker and only have certain words show up if you don't want the whole thing. 


Spring has sprung here in Cache Valley and we couldn't be happier.  My son is playing outside all afternoon now and that gives me some peace and quiet.  It makes for a happier momma.  I just needed some bright colors and fun stuff to go with our warmth right now.

I used Rich Razzleberry and Daffodil Delight colors.  Pair the chevron stamp and sentiment up with the butterfly punches that we have and you have this lovely creation. Simple and fast....just the way most of us need it.

Current Promotion right now:
  • For every $50 you spend right now you get to choose one Sale-a-bration item free.
  • Use the Oh, Hello to get you to you on your way to $50.
  • Order before March 22nd with me.
  • Sale-a-bration items are limited time only and will not show up again.  Order it now if you like it.
 
Happy Stamping!
 
Martha

Friday, March 15, 2013

Bucket List

My husband knows that the one place on Earth I would love to go more than any other place is England.  There is just something mystical about it, so its on my Bucket List of things to do before I die.  When the Sale-a-bration sets were announced and the stamp set Feeling Sentimental was on it, I knew I had to have it.  Plus, one of my best friends is from England and I keep telling her I will fit in her suitcase next time she goes for a visit home. And aren't the accents just dreamy?

 
It has these great images that remind me of England.  One of them is this phone booth (or a telephone box).  The other images are of a ferris wheel (I think it is the London Eye), an old fashioned tricycle, and the last is a sentiment of "Celebrate."  Super cute right?

I didn't make this telephone box the traditional red of the UK, but I think thats the fun in being creative with cards.  I paired up the stamp with the DSP from Sale-a-bration called Sycamore Street.  The colors are fun and vibrant.  You will love them.


Get the stamp set and the paper FREE for a limited time with a qualifying order.

The Nitty Gritty:
  • Choose one item from the sale-a-bration catalog free for every $50 you spend before tax and shipping.
  • Place your order with me by March 22nd
  • Sale-a-bration items are a limited time only, they won't appear in the catalog later...so get it now if you want it. 
Shop now by visiting my online store.

Have fun with this set!  I know I have made several cards with it and haven't been disappointed yet. 

Happy Stamping!

 
Martha

Thursday, March 14, 2013

My Paper Pumpkin


Have you wanted a montly creative escape without breaking the bank or leaving your house?  Here is just the thing for you!  With Stampin' Up! you can now order Paper Pumpkin each month and solve all yoru problems.

 
The kit includes everything you need (except adhesive) to complete a handful of projects for just $19.95 and that includes the shipping!  The colored, detailed instructions are great and you won't regret it.

Of course, you'll want to know more. So here's the nitty gritty:
  • Each month we send you a unique, surprise kit with a project-cards, journals, d├ęcor, and more! (We've even color-coordinated, measured, and cut everything for you!)
  • Each kit includes stamps, ink, paper, and accessories-everything but adhesive.
  • Each kit gives you and your customer a 30-minute creativity escape.
  • We will ship your Paper Pumpkin on or around the 15th of the month.
  • You need to sign up for a kit by the 10th of the month to get that month's kit. If you sign up on the 11th of the month, your first kit will come the next month. (Let's say you sign up on May 10th, we'll send your kit around May 15th. If you sign up on May 11th, we'll send your first kit around June 15th.)
  • A Paper Pumpkin membership is $19.95 per month (and shipping is included!) The commissionable amount is $14.95 for each Paper Pumpkin.
  • There's no commitment, you can cancel your monthly Paper Pumpkin at anytime. You can also skip a month if you want.
  • Starting in early March, we'll offer a Try-It kit if you'd like to try Paper Pumpkin for one month.
Head on over to www.mypaperpumpkin.com and order your kit today! Make sure when you are doing your order that you choose me, Martha Haddock, as your demonstrator. 

If you are afraid of the commitment right now, you can order a trial kit for $16.95 plus shipping right now.  It will send you this awesome kit to make some really cute journals. 

Happy Stamping!

Martha

Friday, March 1, 2013

March Stamp to the Max Blog Hop

Hey there!  Its that time again.  Are you having fun hopping around and getting some fun ideas? 

I love spring time and I am so excited that that pesky groundhog said that spring was coming early.  Of course, I live in extreme northern Utah and we have snow on the ground until May usually.  But it is warming up! The highs have been in the 30s lately.

I was dying to get some spring in my life so I decided to make some cards with some fun stuff for you.  I make cards for a local nonprofit group here in Cache Valley and they are always needing "thinking of you" sentiments.  Both of these cards are ones that I made for them.


The first is a fun card that uses the Distressed Dots background stamp and the Summer Smooches DSP.  I took advantage of the new oval framelits to cut out my sentiment.  I am just over the dark colors of fall and winter and this did the trick for me. 

 
The second card I did was an idea that I got from a fellow demonstrator with a few changes.  I used the leaf stamp from Besty's Blossoms and Curly Cute for the sentiment.  Stamp the leaf repeatedly gives that Whisper White a look of DSP.  You can create your own DSP with any stamp in any color you want!  Cool right?  Yah, I thought so too. 

Thanks from coming by.  Now, hop your way to the next blog and enjoy the sights you see.  You are bound to find lots that you like and want to recreate. 

1. Maxine Conrad www.stamptothemax.com
2. Christina Mansker www.crazystampmom.blogspot.com
3. Martha Haddock www.stampinmartha.blogspot.com  (you are here)
4. Stephanie Bradley www.stampwithsteph.stampinup.net
5. Lisa Fennewald www.lisaloostamps.com
6. Elizabeth Harris www.elizabethloves2stamp.com
 
Happy Stamping!

Martha