Sunday, December 4, 2016

Northern Lights for Sunday Stamps!

Hello, crafty friends!  We have a festive color challenge for you to play along with at Sunday Stamps! this week.
Such a fun picture! I love those little reindeer and of course that gingerbread man. So cute!  Use a minimum of 3 colors and a neutral of your choice to play along.  Here's what I made using Garden Green, Pear Pizzazz, Peekaboo Peach, Soft Suede and Real Red:

To create the background, I stamped the star images from the Star of Light stamp set randomly onto a 3 7/8" by 5 1/8" piece of Whisper White card stock using Versamark ink and then embossed it with white embossing powder.  To create the "northern lights" effect, I sponged in all the different ink colors randomly using sponge daubers.  When I was finished adding ink, I used a paper towel to wipe the excess ink off  the embossed stars.

Stamping Supplies:

  • Stamps: Santa's Sleigh Bundle (143499), Star of Light (142110)
  • Paper: Whisper White, Peekaboo Peach, Garden Green, Pear Pizzazz, Soft Suede and Real Red.
  • Ink: Versamark, Peekaboo Peach, Garden Green, Pear Pizzazz, and Real Red.
  • Accessories: Santa's Sleigh Bundle (143499), White Embossing Powder, Sponge Daubers, Peekaboo Peach 3/8" Ruched Ribbon, Rhinestone.

Now that you have seen my card, please head over to the Sunday Stamps! challenge blog and see what the other design team members have created and then join us!  You have until Friday, December 16, 2016, to join us.  Can't wait to see what you create with these festive colors!

Don't forget that all orders of at least $40 using the December Host Code: ED2DMVRL

will receive a set of Project Life Journaling Pens as my thank you gift.  See my online rewards page for more information.

Plus, register for my December Grab Bag Give Away HERE as my way of saying
  Merry Christmas to you- my customers and stamping friends!







Friday, December 2, 2016

First a mouse, now a moose!

Hello, crafty friends.  Today, I have another fun card to share using the adorable moose image from the Jolly Friends stamp set and matching Jolly Hat Builder punch bundle.

If you don't own this set yet, now is the time.  It's retiring and you can get it and the matching punch at a reduced price- while supplies last! See the stamp set HERE and the matching punch HERE.


Stamping Supplies:

  • Stamps: Jolly Friends (142112), Greetings from Santa (143269)
  • Paper: Soft Suede, Crumb Cake and Whisper White
  • Ink: Soft Suede, Real Red, Early Espresso, and White Craft ink;
  • Accessories: Jolly Hat Builder punch, Boho Chic Embossing folder, Aqua Painter, Brights Sequins Assortment, Candy Cane Lane Washi Tape.

Don't forget that all orders of at least $40 using the December Host Code: ED2DMVRL
will receive a set of Project Life Journaling Pens as my thank you gift.  See my online rewards page for more information.

Plus, register for my December Grab Bag Give Away HERE as my way of saying
  Merry Christmas to you- my customers and stamping friends!




Monday, November 28, 2016

Merry Christmouse!

Hello, crafty friends!  Now that Thanksgiving is over, it seems like the hustle and bustle of Christmas is well on its way!  Today is the last day for Stampin' UP!s Online Extravaganza sale!  See all the sale items HERE.  Plus, the end of the November select stamp sale is fast approaching as well!  Select stamp sets at 25% ends on Wednesday, November 30, 2016.  See select stamp sets HERE .

With both these sales happening at the same time, you are sure to a happy stamper! :)  

Today's card showcases one of the select stamp sets on sale at 25% off!  A Merry Mouse Christmas card:

Stamping Supplies:

Stamps: Merry Mice (142145)
Paper: Whisper White (100730), Real Red (102482)
Ink: Archival Basic Black (140931), Real Red (126949), Garden Green (126973), Crumb Cake (126975), Soft Suede (126978), Smoky Slate (131179), Pink Pirouette (126956), Soft Sky (131181)
Accessories: Stitched Shapes Framelits* (145372), Layering Ovals Framelits (141706), Cable Knit Dynamic Embossing Folder (143537), Classic Label punch (141491), Candy Cane Lane Washi Tape (141985), Aqua Painter (103954), Garden Green Baker's Twine (141999), Bright  Sequins Assortment (138389).
*= Stitched Shapes Framelits are presently on back order.


I love that I was able to quickly add accessories to the card front with the addition of a piece of washi tape, some bakers twine, a few red sequin stars and a perfectly centered sentiment - thanks to the Classic Label punch!.


All orders of at least $40 at my online store using the  November Host Code: BNDDBTCM will receive a FREE gift!  See my online rewards page HERE for details! 

Thanks for stopping by today! Merry Christmouse! 

Sunday, November 20, 2016

Be Joyful for Sunday Stamps! #140

Hello, crafty friends and welcome back to another fun challenge at Sunday Stamps!  This week we are working with a sketch:

A classic sketch layout with a little extra "something" on the bottom left hand side.  You can change the shape of the heart to anything you want.  Here's what I made using the Merriest Wishes Bundle.

A Christmas card using the rich colors of Night of Navy and Whisper White with a splash of Silver.   To create the front panel, I first embossed a 4" X 5 1/4" piece of Whisper White card stock using the Holly Embossing folder and then added strips of the Floral Boutique Designer Washi Tape to the center.  NOTE: The Floral Boutique Designer Washi Tape is part of my FREE gift offer for the month of November! See my Online Rewards page HERE. 
To create the layered sentiment, I stamped  "Be Joyful" with Versamark ink and embossed it with Silver Stampin' Emboss powder.  It was then die cut out using the Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies and the Layering Square Framelits.  Stampin' UP! has done a fantastic job coordinating the Layering Circles, Squares and Ovals to match the new and awesome Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies!  Because of the extreme popularity of this new die set, the Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies are on back order until November 28, 2016, but can still be ordered. 
I used the framleits from the Merriest Wishes bundle to create the silver ornament using Silver Foil Sheets, and the Night of Navy bow is from the Pretty Pines Thinlits.  I love the pine boughs in Night of Navy card stock against white- so striking in person!
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Mark your calendars for Stampin' UP!s Online Extravaganza! Save up to 40% on select stamping products for one full week starting on Monday, November 21, 2016!

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Download the PDF HERE so that you can see all the items on sale before the big sale starts!

Promotion period: November 21-28, 2016 

 Discounted items/bundles available on all order types (customer, demonstrator, workshop, starter kit, and online). 
 You must use the bundle item codes provided. Discounts will not be applied if individual item numbers are entered separately. 
 Some bundles have been created exclusively for Online Extravaganza and will not be available after the promotion ends
 There is no minimum purchase required in order to receive the discounted price. 
 Additional products from current catalogs may be purchased on the same order.
• Discounts range from 10-40 percent and may vary per market. Note: While some retiring holiday products may be discounted during the retiring list promotion in December, no discounts will be greater than the discounts being offered during Online Extravaganza. 
• During Online Extravaganza, a selection of past Paper Pumpkin kits and refill kits will be available to both subscribers and non-subscribers. 
 Online Extravaganza includes two 24-hour sales. 
        The first 24-hour sale begins at 12:01 AM (MT) on November 21 and runs 
          through 11:50 PM (MT) that same day. 
        The second 24-hour sale begins at 12:01 AM (MT) on November 28 and 
          runs through 11:50 PM (MT) that same day.
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NOVEMBER HOST CODE: BNDDBTCM

 Use the November Host Code and receive a FREE gift from me.  For full details, please see my online rewards page HERE.    

Are you looking for more ideas using the Cookie Cutter Builder punch?  I have a PDF of 5 different cards using all of the images in the set under my classes page HERE.

Now its time to head over the the Sunday Stamps! blog and see what the other design team has created, and then join in on the fun! You have until Friday, December 2, 2016 to join us!
Happy Stamping!


Thursday, November 17, 2016

Greeting from the North Pole!

Hello, crafty friends. Today's card share was inspired by the color challenge at Paper Players. Here's their challenge:
 
Fun Christmas colors using 2 In Color greens and traditional red.  Here's what I created using the Jolly Friends Bundle: 

Mr. Moose is pretending to be Santa! Ha-ha! As you can see I used the pine bough dies from the Pretty Pines Thinlits- again.  This time I added stars to the wreath from the Detailed Santa Thinlits Dies to match the Candy Cane Lane Designer Washi Tape.

SUPPLIES:
  • STAMPS: Jolly Friends Bundle (143511), Greetings from Santa Bundle (143524)
  • INK: Basic Black, Real Red, Emerald Envy
  • PAPER: Thick Whisper White, Crumb Cake, Real Red, and Emerald Envy
  • ACCESSORIES: Pretty Pines Thinlits Dies (141851), Stitched Shapes (145372), Mint Macaron DSP (138432), Softly Fall Embossing Folder (139672), Candy Cane Lane Designer Washi Tape (141985), Candy Cane Lane Baker's Twine (141983), Aqua Painter (103954), Soft Suede ink refill (115663), Clear Wink of Stella (141897).
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Mark your calendars for Stampin' UP!s Online Extravaganza! Save up to 40% on select stamping products for one full week starting on Monday, November 21, 2016!

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Download the PDF HERE so that you can see all the items on sale before the big sale starts!

Promotion period: November 21-28, 2016 

Discounted items/bundles available on all order types (customer, demonstrator, workshop, starter kit, and online). 
You must use the bundle item codes provided. Discounts will not be applied if individual item numbers are entered separately. 
Some bundles have been created exclusively for Online Extravaganza and will not be available after the promotion ends
There is no minimum purchase required in order to receive the discounted price. 
Additional products from current catalogs may be purchased on the same order.
• Discounts range from 10-40 percent and may vary per market. Note: While some retiring holiday products may be discounted during the retiring list promotion in December, no discounts will be greater than the discounts being offered during Online Extravaganza. 
• During Online Extravaganza, a selection of past Paper Pumpkin kits and refill kits will be available to both subscribers and non-subscribers. 
Online Extravaganza includes two 24-hour sales. 
        The first 24-hour sale begins at 12:01 AM (MT) on November 21 and runs 
          through 11:50 PM (MT) that same day. 
        The second 24-hour sale begins at 12:01 AM (MT) on November 28 and 
          runs through 11:50 PM (MT) that same day.

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NOVEMBER HOST CODE: BNDDBTCM

 Use the November Host Code and receive a FREE gift from me.  For full details, please see my online rewards page HERE.    

Are you looking for more ideas using the Cookie Cutter Builder punch?  I have a PDF of 5 different cards using all of the images in the set under my classes page HERE.
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Friday, November 11, 2016

Noel in Stitches

Hello, crafty friends. UPS delivered my Stitched Shapes Framelits, and here's my first card using the largest circle shape in the set:



I love how this new stitched framelits look dressed in the Copper Foil Sheets!  To create my festive card, I used the Christmas Pines bundle -again!  I told you that I love those pine boughs. :)

PROJECT SUPPLIES:

STAMPS: Christmas Pines (143496)
INK: Versamark (102283)
CARDSTOCK: Whisper White (100730), Soft Sky (131203), Copper Foil Sheets (142020), Red Glimmer Paper (121790)
ACCESSORIES: Stitched Shapes Framelits (145372), Pretty Pines Framelits (143496), Layering Circles Framelits (141705),  Starlight Thinlits Dies (141840), Holly Embossing Folder (141634),  Copper Stampin' Emboss powder (141636).

Here's a better picture of the true colors of this card:



November Hostess Code Offer!!  
Receive the Floral Washi Boutique Designer Washi Tape and the matching Night of Navy Solid Bakers Twine as my thank you gift to you in November for placing an online order of at least $40 using my November Hostess Code:  BNDDBTCM  (NOTE: do not use the hostess code for orders greater than $150, however you will still receive the thank you gift!)

Visit my online store HERE

SPECIAL OFFER!!  Purchase the Wonder of Christmas stamp set during the month of November and receive a PDF of 3 unique Christmas projects using this set for FREE! 

Thanks for stopping by today! Happy Stamping!






Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Christmas Greetings

Hello, crafty friends. Today, I have a gift/money card holder I made using the beautiful Christmas Pines Bundle and matching Pine Bough Textured embossing folder.
This is a super easy card to recreate.  On the inside, there is a 1 1/4" flap that folds the Mint Macaron card base up to hold a gift card.  We made a similar gift card holder at my Make and Take class back in October.  I am so happy that Stampin' UP! came out with a pine bough stamp set and matching framelits!  I have been waiting patiently for this! :)

Supplies:

  • STAMPS: Christmas Pines Bundle (143496)
  • INK: Versamark (102283)
  • PAPER: Mint Macaron (138337), Very Vanilla (101650), Garden Green (102584)
  • ACCESSORIES: Pretty Pines Thinlits (143496), Gold Foil Sheets (132622), Gold Embossing powder (109129), Gold Metallic Enamel Shapes (141678)



November Hostess Code Offer!!  
Receive the Floral Washi Boutique Designer Washi Tape and the matching Night of Navy Solid Bakers Twine as my thank you gift to you in November for placing an online order of at least $40 using my November Hostess Code:  BNDDBTCM  (NOTE: do not use the hostess code for orders greater than $150, however you will still receive the thank you gift!)

Visit my online store HERE

SPECIAL OFFER!!  Purchase the Wonder of Christmas stamp set during the month of November and receive a PDF of 3 unique Christmas projects using this set for FREE! 

Sunday, November 6, 2016

Grateful for You

Hello, crafty friends! Welcome back to another challenge at Sunday Stamps!  This week we are working with some FABULOUS fall colors! Check it out:

I love. love these warm colors!  Just looking at the challenge picture puts a smile on my face (although I hate raking leaves). :)  Here's what I made using the Vintage Leaves stamp set and Leaflets Framelits.



Stampin' UP! colors are: Elegant Eggplant, Delightful Dijon, Cajun Craze, and Perfect Plum.  All the leaves were stamped in the same ink color as their card stock.  To make it sparkle, I also added some Gold Glimmer paper accents from the Pretty Pines Thinlits Dies, some orange sequins from the Brights Sequins Assortment, and a few Perfect Plum enamel dots from the Halloween Night Enamel Dots collection in the Holiday catalog.


I also used the Cable Knit  and Softly Falling embossing folders.  The sentiment is from the Remarkable You stamp set.


You have until Friday, November 18, 2016 to join us.  We would love to see what you create with these fabulous colors!  Now head on over to the Sunday Stamps! blog and see what the other design team members have created and then join us! :) 


November Hostess Code Offer!!  
Receive the Floral Washi Boutique Designer Washi Tape and the matching Night of Navy Solid Bakers Twine as my thank you gift to you in November for placing an online order of at least $40 using my November Hostess Code:  BNDDBTCM  (NOTE: do not use the hostess code for orders greater than $150, however you will still receive the thank you gift!)

Visit my online store HERE

SPECIAL OFFER!!  Purchase the Wonder of Christmas stamp set during the month of November and receive a PDF of 3 unique Christmas projects using this set for FREE! 


Tuesday, November 1, 2016

November Special is Stitched from the Heart!


Purchase the Stitched Shapes Framelits (12 dies) ahead of their official release in the 2017-2018 Annual catalog AND get 25% off coordinating stamp sets!  These select discounted stamp sets will only be available until November 30, 2016!  The good news: the new Stitched Shapes Framelits will be available after that date!  Note: You do NOT have to buy the Stitched Shapes Framelits to purchase the discounted stamp sets!

In the Stitched Shapes Framelits there are 4 each of: Ovals, Squares and Circles.  The largest oval shape is: 3 1/4" by 2 5/16", the largest Square shape is: 2 5/8", and the largest circle shape is: 2 7/8". They should work very well in layering with the current Stampin' UP! Layering Ovals, Squares and Circles. :)


November Hostess Code Offer!!  
Receive the Floral Washi Boutique Designer Washi Tape and the matching Night of Navy Solid Bakers Twine as my thank you gift to you in November for placing an online order of at least $40 using my November Hostess Code:  BNDDBTCM  (NOTE: do not use the hostess code for orders greater than $150, however you will still receive the thank you gift!)


SPECIAL OFFER!!  Purchase the Wonder of Christmas stamp set during the month of November and receive a PDF of 3 unique Christmas projects using this set for FREE! 

Contact me with any questions!  Happy Stamping!



Monday, October 31, 2016

Happy Halloween!

Hello, crafty friends!  I hope your Halloween festivities today are filled with handmade treat bags- that you made, while friends oooh, and aaah at your crafty talent, and of course lots of candy for all! HA- HA!  Here is a fun step card we made at club back in September:

The Spooky  Fun stamp set and Halloween Scenes Edgelits Dies bundle is one of my top favorites from the Holiday Catalog!

SUPPLIES;
  • STAMPS: Spooky Fun
  • INK: Basic Black, Pumpkin Pie
  • PAPER: Pumpkin Pie, Basic Gray, and Basic Black
  • ACCESSORIES: Halloween Scenes Edgelits, Halloween Night Specialty DSP, Halloween Night Baker's Twine, Classic Label punch,  Layering Circles Framelits.
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Today is the LAST day to take advantage of the Buy 3 Get 1 FREE Designer Series paper promotion.

  • Download the Designer Series Paper Sale PDF HERE
  • Visit my online store HERE
  • Email me with any questions!
Thanks for stopping by today!  Have a happy and safe Halloween with the cute little creatures and goblins out there!




Thursday, October 27, 2016

Ridiculously Happy for CTD416

Hello, crafty friends.  Today, I made a birthday card for a friend and followed color challenge no. 416 at Color Throwdown.   Here's their challenge:

The colors listed for the challenge are: Cranberry, Dark Teal, Peach and Kraft.  Here's what I made using: Cherry Cobbler, Island Indigo, Peekaboo Peach and Crumb Cake:

I used the Love & Affection stamp set and water colored the larger flowers using Peakaboo Peach and Cherry Cobbler ink refills with my Aqua painter.  I used "thick" white card stock, as it can handle water coloring pretty well.




Supplies:
  • stamps: Love & Affection
  • ink: Basic Black, Cherry Cobbler, Island Indigo, Peakaboo Peach and Crumb Cake
  • card stock: Peakaboo Peach, Crumb Cake and Thick Whisper White
  • accessories: Island Indigo and Peakaboo Color Enamel Shaper, Clear Wink of Stella, Adorning Accents Edgelits (retired) and Island Indigo ribbon (retired).

Who doesn't like to get flowers, right??  Thanks for stopping by today!  Happy  Stamping!


Make a minimum purchase of at least $40 using my October Hostess Code: AZ99JVWG, and I will send you a FREE gift valued up to $7.50, as my thank you gift for choosing me as your demonstrator!
  • Download the Designer Series Paper Sale PDF HERE
  • Visit my online store HERE
  • Email me with any questions!



Sunday, October 23, 2016

Sunday Stamps! #138 Christmas Wonderland

Hello, crafty friends.  Thanks for stopping by today.  We have a new sketch challenge for you to play along with at Sunday Stamps!  Here's this weeks challenge:  SSC#138


And here's what I made using the Santa's Sleigh stamp set and matching Santa' Sleigh Framelits Bundle.  I think of it as a "Christmas Wonderland" :)

I have been having a lot of fun creating with the This Christmas Specialty DSP.  Here's three reasons why:
1.  There are 4 sheets of each double sided design for a grand total of 24 sheets; 
2.  It's thin, so I can easily layer without making a bulky card; and
3.  No In Colors- just traditional colors: Cherry Cobbler, Garden Green and Vanilla (although I think Mint Macron goes well with a few of the designs like this one).


Here's the Supplies I used to create this card: Santa's Sleigh stamp set and Framelits Bundle, Star of Light stamp set, Garden Green card stock, Cherry Cobbler card stock, Very Vanilla card stock, Mint Macaron card stock, This Christmas Specialty Designer Series Paper, Versamark ink, Stampin' Gold Embossing powder, Metallic Enamel Shapes.

So now its time to stop by the other design team members of Sunday Stamps! and see what they have created for this weeks challenge.  You have until Friday, November 4, 2016, to join in on the fun!




Thanks for stopping by today. Happy Stamping!

Make a minimum purchase of at least $40 using my October Hostess Code: AZ99JVWG, and I will send you a FREE gift valued up to $7.50, as my thank you gift for choosing me as your demonstrator!
  • Download the Designer Series Paper Sale PDF HERE
  • Visit my online store HERE
  • Email me with any questions!