Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Remembering Christmas Deer

Supplies used to make this card:
Remembering Christmas & More Merry Messages stamp sets
Deco Labels collection framelits dies
Bird Builder punch
Circle Card thinlits die (banner & star)
Core'dinations card stock in Early Espresso & Sahara Sand
Stampin' Sanding Block
Champagne Glimmer paper
Cherry Cobbler dazzling details
Woodgrain embossing folder
Woodgrain background stamp
Early Espresso and Sahara Sand classic ink
Happy Stampin'-

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Festive Flurry Flip Card

This card used the Circle Card Framelits Die along with the Festive Flurry stamp set and framelits dies, Winter Frost Specialty designer series paper, Silver Glimmer paper, Island Indigo card stock, and my favorite touch of sparkle...the Frosted Finishes Embellishment.

Forgot to photograph the flip side of the circle but it has a circle of Smokey Slate card stock punched with the 2-1/2" circle punch and stamped with Island Indigo ink the words "Joyful Christmas Wishes" from the stamp set Joyful Christmas.
Happy Stampin'-

Weekly Deals Oct 29 - Nov 4

Weekly Deals!

Great news! During this festive week, there are no tricks here, only treats! Make sure you head over to the STORE to get your deals before they run out.

Secret Garden Framelits Dies
Item #129372 

Regular Price: $24.95 US/$30.95 CAN
Discounted Price: $18.71 US/$23.21 CAN
Stampin' Pierce Mat Item # 126199
Regular Price: $4.95 US/$5.50 CAN
Discounted Price: $3.71 US/$4.12 CAN
7/8" Scallop Circle Punch Item # 129404
Regular Price: $12.95 US/$15.95 CAN
Discounted Price: $9.71 US/$11.96 CAN
Ovals Collection Framelits Dies
Item #129381

Regular Price: $26.95 US/$32.95 CAN
Discounted Price: $20.21 US/$24.71 CAN
Paper Snips Item # 103579
Regular Price: $9.95 US/$14.95 CAN
Discounted Price: $7.46 US/$11.21 CAN
Baker's Twine Island Indigo Item # 125575
Regular Price: $2.95 US/$3.95 CAN
Discounted Price: $2.21 US/$2.96 CAN
Blossom Petals XL Punch Item # 121808
Regular Price: $6.79 US/$9.19 CAN
Discounted Price: $5.09 US/$6.89 CAN
Keep This Memory Photobook Template
Item # 129879

Regular Price: $19.95 US/$21.95 CAN
Discounted Price: $9.98 US/$10.97 CAN

Monday, October 28, 2013

Joyful Christmas in Silver & Blue

I stamped the poinsettia image from Joyful Christmas on Vellum card stock with the Silver Metallic Encore Pad and heat set with clear embossing powder.
I then colored on the back of the image with Marina Mist, first with a sponge dauber and the ink pad for all over color, then with the Marina Mist Stampin' Write Marker.
The center of the flower is colored with the Daffodil Delight Stampin' Write Marker.
Keep adding layers of color until you get the look you want.
"Merry" is made using the Expressions Thinlits Dies and the Silver Foil Sheets.
For the inside I also stamped the poinsettia with the Silver Metallic Encore Pad and hear set with Clear embossing powder
The greeting is from the stamp set More Merry Messages.

Saturday, October 26, 2013

Endless Wishes and a Snowman Quilt


Just got the Endless Wishes Photopolymer stamp set and I really love it!
This simple card was made using Whisper White, Soft Sky, and Cherry Cobbler card stock along with Soft Sky and Cherry Cobbler classic ink.
Added some sparkle with Dazzling Details on the snowflakes.
The colors of the card were inspired by a quilt that I made recently.

What the photo doesn't show is that the blue fabric has a shimmer to it that is so pretty.
Looking forward to snuggling up in this quilt when it's snowing outside!
The quilt is called Snowy Day Quilt from the Art to Heart book "Ho Ho Ho Let it Snow".
I changed it up a bit to make it larger than a wall hanging size.
Happy Stampin'-

Friday, October 25, 2013

Christmas Gift Tag

Using the Best of Christmas and Christmas Messages stamp sets I stamped with Black StazOn ink on Baked Brown Sugar card stock, then cut out with a Deco Labels framelit die.
Using Baked Brown Sugar, Pear Pizzazz, and Daffodil Delight Stampin' Write Markers I colored in portions of the manger scene.  Added some sparkle with Dazzling Details on the start and the little heart above baby Jesus.
Sweet and simple.

Happy Stampin'-

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Lovely as a Tree in the Snow

To create this card I stamped a tree from the Lovely as a Tree stamp set with Black StazOn ink on Whisper White cardstock.  Then stamped the "snow" from the Gorgeous Grunge stamp set with VersaMark ink and heat set with the Iridescent Ice Stampin' Emboss Powder.
Sponged on Midnight Muse ink over the snowflakes then rubbed off with a paper towel to really make them pop.
Unfortunately this photo doesn't show the sparkle in the snowflakes from the Iridescent Ice embossing powder but it's there.

On a smaller piece of Whisper White cardstock I stamped the greeting and then ripped the top edge of the paper, rubbed the VersaMark pad on the edge and applied Iridescent Ice embossing powder and heat set.
Happy Stampin'-

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Let The Party Begin

In celebration of Stampin' Up!'s 25th anniversary they have 25 stamp sets at 25% off right now!
See the flyer HERE .

And don't forget to check out the Weekly Deals for this week.

Also, check out what's NEW at Stampin' Up!

Monday, October 21, 2013

Calm Christmas

Calm Christmas is such a lovely stamp set.  Love this dove heat embossed with silver emboss powder.  Also featured on this card is the Winter Frost designer series paper stack.

Other supplies used:
Whisper White, Smokey Slate, & Pool Party card stock
Silver 1/8" Ribbon
Apothecary Accents framelits
Happy Stampin'-

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Thank You Thrusdays from Stampin' Up!

Another fun deal from Stampin' Up!

This week’s Thank You Thursday is all about punches—namely the Artisan Label, Bitty Butterfly, Hexagon, Mosaic, and Pansy Punches.

Artisan Label Punch Item #130920
Regular Price: $15.95 US/$21.95 CAN
Discounted Price:$11.96 US/$16.46 CAN

Bitty Butterfly Punch Item #129406
Regular Price: $15.95 US/$21.95 CAN
Discounted Price:$11.96 US/$16.46 CAN

Hexagon Punch Item #130919
Regular Price: $15.95 US/$21.95 CAN
Discounted Price:$11.96 US/$16.46 CAN

Mosaic Punch Item #131267
Regular Price: $15.95 US/$21.95 CAN
Discounted Price:$11.96 US/$16.46 CAN

Pansy Punch Item #130698
Regular Price: $15.95 US/$21.95 CAN
Discounted Price:$11.96 US/$16.46 CAN
Stampin’ Up! is known for how their products coordinate, thus making the creative process easy! All of the punches that are featured today have coordinating stamp sets.

Place your order online today to take advantage of these discounts.


Wednesday, October 16, 2013

New Christmas Photopolymer Stamps

Stampin' Up! has done it again - another great stamp set that I just have to have.
This set is called Endless Wishes Photopolymer Stamp Set.
See the flyer HERE.

Monday, October 14, 2013

Bermuda Bay Joyful Christmas

If you want a non-traditional color for a Christmas card try Bermuda Bay, Whisper White and Basic Black.
I stamped the flower image from Joyful Christmas on Vellum card stock with VersaMark ink and heat embossed with black embossing powder.  Turned the image over and colored with Stampin' Write Markers.  The center is Daffodil Delight and the flower petals are Bermuda Bay.  I colored all the petals and then went back over just sections to create a two-toned look.

Happy Stampin'-

Sunday, October 13, 2013

Birthday Flip Card

I made this card using a piece of Brown Sugar cardstock measuring 4-1/4" x 7" and ran it through the Big Shot with the Label Card Thinlits Die without cutting off the length - you can either just roll it through half way making sure to cut the label part and then roll it back or you can position the top cutting plate so it doesn't cover the end portion that would cut the cardstock shorter.

Here is the view of the card opened up with a spot to write on.  I used the stamp set Apothecary Art for the stamped images. 
The designer series paper used on this card is Etcetera.  I colored the roses with a sponge dauber and Calypso Coral ink.  It looks softer in person than the photo shows.

Happy Stampin'-

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Tea Party Get Well Card

This card features the Tea Party stamp set and the Afternoon Picnic designer series paper.

For this image I used Crushed Curry, Basic Gray, and Pear Pizzazz Stampin' Write Markers to only color the image and not the words on the stamp.
I then used the "thinking of you..." from the stamp set Thoughts & Prayers.

I used the smallest die from the Envelope Liners Framelits Dies to create a pocket for the tea and then sewed it on a piece of Pear Pizzazz card stock before attaching to the inside of the card.
The "get well soon" is also from Thoughts & Prayers.

Happy Stampin'-

Sunday, October 6, 2013

Walk in the Wild

I finally pulled out the Walk in the Wild stamp set and inked it up to create this quick and easy masculine card.
I stamped the back ground of the Ivory Naturals card stock base with the World Map stamp with Early Espresso ink.  Also stamped the moose from Walk in the Wild with Early Espresso on the Ivory Naturals card stock then cut out with a Labels Collection framelit.  Cut a piece of Early Espresso with the next size larger framelit and ran it through the Square Lattice embossing folder.
Sponged all the edges with Crumb Cake ink.
Happy Stampin'-

Saturday, October 5, 2013

Best of Christmas

Stampin' Up!'s Best of 25 Years stamp set for October is Best of Christmas.

Pop & Place Holiday Gift Tags and Stamps

I can't keep up with all the fun new items that Stampin' Up! keeps coming out with!
Here is a new item to make your gift tags for Christmas this year.

Pop & Place Holiday Gift Tags bundle includes tag book with 70+ tags and a coordinating photopolymer stamp set.
Or you can purchase the items separately.


and there is also a Pop & Place Holiday Gift Tags Starter Bundle that includes the tags, stamp set, Soft Suede Classic Stampin' Spot, and Clear Block C.
Happy gift giving this holiday season!

Thursday, October 3, 2013

Thankful for...You!

My poor little blog has sat unchanged for a couple of weeks while we were gone on vacation.
Had a wonderful trip and spent some of it on the Oregon coast in Newport.
Had beautiful weather while we were there.
Below is the view from our hotel room.
Yaquina Head light house in the distance.
Okay, back to stampin'!
Before leaving I had made some little treat bags for my ladies in my last stamp class that I tucked in the bag with their order.

For the tag I cut out Crumb Cake cardstock with a die from the Chalk Talk framelits set.
Stamped on the background with Crumb Cake ink the "lines" from the Gorgeous Grunge stamp set.
The words "Thankful for..." (Truly Grateful stamp set) and "You" (Four You stamp set) are stamped in Early Espresso ink.  I only inked up the "you" of the thank you stamp and it works perfect as it even matches the font of the "thankful for...".

To make the pumpkin I stamped the chevron design from Oh, Hello stamp set in Pumpkin Pie ink on Pumpkin Pie cardstock and punched out 3 pieces with the Small Oval punch.  Sponged the edges lightly with Early Espresso ink and attached together.  Add a little Always Artichoke cardstock for a leaf and a small piece of Crumb Cake cardstock for the stem.  Then tie a little bow of Linen Thread on the stem and add some curly q's with the Always Artichoke Stampin' Write Marker.

Put some candy corn in a 4x6 Cellophane Bag and tied with a piece of 7/8" Cotton Ribbon that I stamped with the diagonal stamp from Gorgeous Grunge in Pumpkin Pie ink.
Happy Stampin'-