Thursday, October 16, 2014

Stampin' Up! Weekly Deals


We hope you enjoy this week's Weekly Deals!  Shop here: Sarah's Stamp Lab

Perfect Print Numbers Bigz Die Item # 133726
Regular Price: $24.95 US/$30.95 CAN
Discounted Price: $18.71 US/$23.21 CAN

Truly Grateful Wood Stamp Set Item # 131730
Regular Price: $27.95 US/$33.95 CAN
Discounted Price: $20.96 US/$25.46 CAN

Mustache Framelits Die Item # 133741
Regular Price: $7.95 US/$9.95 CAN
Discounted Price: $5.96 US/$7.46 CAN

Darling Doily Thinlits Die Item # 133736
Regular Price: $24.95 US/$30.95 CAN
Discounted Price: $18.71 US/$23.21 CAN

Tiny Triangles Textured Impressions Embossing Folder Item # 133740
Regular Price: $7.95 US/$9.95 CAN
Discounted Price: $5.96 US/$7.46 CAN

Decorative Window Gift Box Item # 132146
Regular Price: $4.95 US/$5.95 CAN
Discounted Price: $3.71 US/$4.46 CAN

Floral Frames Framelits Die Item # 127012
Regular Price: $26.95 US/$32.95 CAN
Discounted Price: $20.21 US/$24.71 CAN

Spooky Treats Designer Template - Digital Download Item # 127588
Regular Price: $12.95 US/$13.95 CAN
Discounted Price: $7.77 US/$8.37 CAN

Monday, October 13, 2014

My October 2014 Birchbox!

Hi All!

Is it a happy Monday for everyone?  Not me.  I'm pooped from this weekend, but still happy to share with you today on the blog.  Today I am reviewing the samples I received in my monthly Birchbox.

What is Birchbox?  Birchbox is a monthly subscription service for beauty product samples.  It's only $10 a month and you get 5-6 samples.  The samples range from makeup to skin care to hair care.  It's a great way to try out new products from the comfort of your own home.  The samples are usually large enough for more than one use and, occasionally, I will get a full size product included!  If you like any of the products, you can purchase them on the Birchbox website.  If you purchase them during the month that the box is scheduled, you get free shipping.  There is also a points system and you earn points for leaving reviews and referring friends.  Points count towards dollars you can spend on their website.  It really is a lot of fun!

This month I got a lot of really great products!

1. Tony & Guy Classic Shine Gloss Serum (Full Size $15)

You apply a small amount of this to your dry, styled hair avoiding application to the roots.  It did a good job smoothing some of the frizz resulting from my blow dryer and did give a nice shine without making my hair look greasy.  I feel like the price for the full is reasonable.  The sample I received was a good size so it should last a while.  I'm putting this item in my favorites on Birchbox.

2. Jouer Matte Moisture Tint (Full Size $38)
I have used this tinted moisturizer for 2 days now and I think I will get at least another two applications out it.  (I do not apply a heavy amount.)  It's a nice, lightweight moisturizer with good coverage.  I like that it is matte, but I still set it with some translucent powder.  I am happy with this product and would buy it as I think it's reasonably priced though it is a bit more expensive than my daily foundation.

3. Dr. Lipp Original Nipple Balm for Lips (Full Size $14.50)
When I first read the label on this, I was like "what the what?!?!"  Apparently this is a product that is good for nursing mothers AND those of us with dry lips.  I tried it out, you do not need to apply very much so the sample will last you a while.  It is a bit heavy for me.  What's good is that it doesn't wear off very quickly, but I'm not a fan of how greasy it feels.  I also think that it's a little pricey for a lip balm.  I do not think I will be adding this to my favorites list.

4. ModelCo Power Lash Long Wear Black Mascara (Full Size $20)
Great mascara.  Nice coverage.  The brush really lengthens your lashes and I like the dark black color.  I think the price point is reasonable for a mascara.  I am adding it to my favorites list for a future purchase! Yay!

5. CLEAN Rain Eau De Parfume (Full Size $69)
Typical fragrance sample size.  You will get a few uses out of it.  It is definitely a clean smell but a bit on the strong side.  I have had samples of other fragrances by CLEAN that I like better.  I wouldn't pay $69 for a fragrance unless I really loved it.  Sorry, this one will not be added to my favorites.

Well that's it for this month!  I hope you enjoyed reading my reviews.  I pay for my own Birchbox subscription and the opinions posted here are my own.  

If you would like to subscribe for a Birchbox subscription, you can follow my referral link below.  I receive points for your referral so that I can try and review more beauty products. :-)  Thanks for reading!

Sunday, October 12, 2014

October Stamping Class!

Hi Stampers!

I'm hosting my second installment of the Christmas Card Camp class on October 25th.  If you are local, please join me for some card making fun!

My classes always include all supplies (except for adhesive) and envelopes.  You go home with a supply list and detailed instructions on how to recreate the cards on your own.  I also always have another little 3D project as a favor for those who attend.  It's always lots of fun and great for stampers of all skill levels!

There are currently 4 seats left!

October 25th, 2014
12:00pm - 3:00pm
Sarah's House
North Middletown, NJ

Christmas Card Camp II
We will be creating four mailable Christmas cards that will be easily reproduced for your own Christmas cards this year.  They will also all be "mailable" - meaning you will only need to use one stamp to send them!  

Class fee: $15 for four cards

An RSVP with payment is a must to reserve your seat.  Please RSVP by Oct. 22nd, 2014.

Contact me by email to RSVP and request payment instructions.

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Weekly Deals!

Here's what's on sale this week at Stampin' Up!  These deals are on sale until Oct. 13th, 2014!
1/8 Handheld Punch by Stampin' Up!
Price$8.95 $6.71
Apothecary Accents Framelits Die
Price$24.95 $18.71
Price$29.95 $22.46
Monster Munchies Ensemble -- Digital Download
Price$12.95 $7.77
Mosaic Punch
Price$15.95 $11.96
Natural 5/8 Chevron Ribbon
Price$6.95 $5.21
Silver Glimmer Paper by Stampin' Up!
Price$4.95 $3.71
This and That Epic Day Journal
Price$10.95 $8.21

Stay tuned because a brand new photopolymer stamp set will be released on Oct. 14th!!!

Monday, October 6, 2014

I was named an Honorable Mention!!!

Woo Hoo!  I was named a Merry Monday Honorable Mention for one of my card designs! 

Want to see the card I made?  Check out this post: Merry Monday #128

Saturday, October 4, 2014

Freshly Made Sketches #156

Hi Stampers!

Have you ever participated in the Freshly Made Sketches challenge blog?  It's one of my favorites.  There's loads of inspiration there!  This week's sketch is a fun one!

I really wanted to make a Halloween card with this sketch!  The Freaky Friends stamp set is so cute for Halloween cards!  I used my Old Olive Blendabilities to give the witch her greenish hue.  

Here's a close up of the focal point.  I used my new handheld stapler for attaching the sentiment.  I was so excited to see this new tool in the Holiday Catalog!  It's a fun way to attach pieces to cards and it's great for scrapbooking and Project Life!

Thanks for looking!  If you like my card, leave me some love in the comments! :-)

Friday, October 3, 2014


Hi Stampers!

Here's a quick and easy Christmas card that I made for the Clean and Simple Stamping Challenge blog! Here's the sketch for this week:

Here's the card I made for it.  I'm really into gold right now and it's been my go to embossing powder lately.  I guess my romance with the pewter embossing powder had to end sometime!  :-P