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Monday, September 30, 2013

Magnificent Maple(s)

It's been a while since I've shared some of the creations from my very talented sister, so today, I'm posting two of them!  Both feature the Magnificent Maple stamp and the rich, gorgeous fall colors.  Enjoy!

 

Supply list for the "Thankful for..." card:

Cardstock - Very Vanilla #101650
Cardstock - Crumb Cake #120953
Cardstock - Cajun Craze #119684
Classic Stampin' Pad - Cajun Craze #126965
Classic Stampin' Pad - Pumpkin Pie #126945
Classic Stampin' Pad - Crumb Cake #126975
Magnificent maple stamp #131868
Truly Grateful stamp set - wood #131730, clear #131733
5/8" Crochet trim #118481
Large oval punch #119855
Scallop oval punch #119856
Square Lattice embossing folder #119976

Supply list for the "Truly Grateful" card:

Cardstock - Very Vanilla #101650
Cardstock - Crushed Curry #131199
Cardstock - Cajun Craze #119684
Classic Stampin' Pad - Cajun Craze #126965
Classic Stampin' Pad - Pumpkin Pie #126945
Classic Stampin' Pad - Crushed Curry #131173
Magnificent maple stamp #131868
Truly Grateful stamp set - wood #131730, clear #131733
Candy Dots - Regals  #130932

To order any of the products to make these projects, click the Stampin' Up! logo on the right.
 
Don't forget about my exciting Customer Rewards Program! 
 
For every $40.00 in product purchased, you will receive a virtual token.  Once you have accumulated 10 virtual tokens, you earn $30.00 in free product!  Any product from the online store or Clearance Rack that is available is eligible.
 
So, if you place an order for $40.00 in product, you will earn 1 virtual token. If you order $80.00 in product, you will earn 2 virtual tokens, etc.
 
The virtual tokens and $30.00 in free product are in addition to my new customer special (3% rebate on your second order placed with me) and any rewards you may earn from Stampin' Up!  Just click the Stampin' Up logo! on the right to place your order and start earning rewards today! 
 
I would love to hear from you -- leave a comment at the end of this post or send me an email.   (If you are reading this post via email, click the title at the top of the post to go to my blog.  The buttons are accessible there.)
  
Thanks for stopping by!
Happy Stampin'

Sunday, September 29, 2013

Halloween Treat Tags

I got a chance to spend a couple hours creating new projects over the weekend (yay).  Here is the first.  I have a box of full size candy bars for "special" trick-or-treaters.  I wanted to make a special tags to attach to them. 


Supply List:


  • Chalk Talk Framelits #129983
  • Labels Collection Framelits #125598
  • Cardstock - WhisperWhite #100730
  • Witches' Brew DSP #132185
  • Witches' Brew Designer Washi Tape #132156
  • Classic Stampin' Pad - Basic Black #126980
  • Classic Stampin' Pad - Pumpkin Pie #126945
  • Tags 4 You Bundle - wood #133293, clear #133294
  • Halloween Bash Stamp Set - wood #130577, clear #130580
  • 1/8" Taffeta Ribbon - Basic Black #119261
  • 3/4 " Chevron Ribbon - Basic Black #130010
  • Sponge Daubers #102892

To order any of the products for to make this project, click the Stampin' Up! logo on the right.
 
Don't forget about my exciting new Customer Rewards Program! 
 
 
For every $40.00 in product purchased, you will receive a virtual token.  Once you have accumulated 10 virtual tokens, you earn $30.00 in free product!  Any product from the online store or Clearance Rack that is available is eligible.
 
So, if you place an order for $40.00 in product, you will earn 1 virtual token. If you order $80.00 in product, you will earn 2 virtual tokens, etc.
 
The virtual tokens and $30.00 in free product are in addition to my new customer special (3% rebate on your second order placed with me) and any rewards you may earn from Stampin' Up!  Just click the Stampin' Up logo! on the right to place your order and start earning rewards today! 
 
I would love to hear from you -- leave a comment at the end of this post or send me an email.   (If you are reading this post via email, click the title at the top of the post to go to my blog.  The buttons are accessible there.)
  
Thanks for stopping by!
  
Happy Stampin'


Friday, September 27, 2013

It's Birthday Week! Day 6

Are you as happy I am that it's Friday?  What a week!  I'm so looking forward to a couple days of some down time before it's back to the office for another crazy week next week.

To finish up Birthday Week, today's card is from MDS.  I printed it on a piece of Very Vanilla cardstock, trimmed the image, and mounted on Melon Mambo cardstock.  MDS can be a real time saver.  It's easy to use and has so many cool features!  Here is today's card:


Supplies:

MDS #130646
Cardstock - Very Vanilla #101650
Cardstock - Melon Mambo #115320

And, just in case you are still not sure about MDS, Stampin' Up! will let you use it for 30 days for free.  Here is the product code for the free trial - #130910. 

The product list included with the base software package is extensive.  There is no need to purchase any additional product to start making beautiful items once the software is installed on your computer.

To order any of the products for to make this card, click the Stampin' Up! logo on the right.

Don't forget about my exciting new Customer Rewards Program! 
 
For every $40.00 in product purchased, you will receive a virtual token.  Once you have accumulated 10 virtual tokens, you earn $30.00 in free product!  Any product from the online store or Clearance Rack that is available is eligible.
 
So, if you place an order for $40.00 in product, you will earn 1 virtual token. If you order $80.00 in product, you will earn 2 virtual tokens, etc.
 
The virtual tokens and $30.00 in free product are in addition to my new customer special (3% rebate on your second order placed with me) and any rewards you may earn from Stampin' Up!  Just click the Stampin' Up logo! on the right to place your order and start earning rewards today! 
 
I would love to hear from you -- leave a comment at the end of this post or send me an email.   (If you are reading this post via email, click the title at the top of the post to go to my blog.  The buttons are accessible there.)

 

Thanks for stopping by!

 
Happy Stampin'

Thursday, September 26, 2013

It's Birthday Week! Day 5

Oh deer, it's your birthday! Today's card is for that "special guy". 


Supply List:

  • Remembering Christmas Stamp Set - wood #131760, clear #131763
  • Label Love Bundle - wood #132723, clear #132722
  • Stylish Stripes TIEF #132174
  • Ovals Collection Framelits #129381
  • Cardstock - Baked Brown Sugar #131296
  • Cardstock - Coastal Cabana #131297
  • Cardstock - Very Vanilla #101650
  • Classic Stampin' Pad - Soft Suede #126978
  • Linen Thread #104199
And now, a couple exciting product announcements from Stampin' Up!:

New Polymer Stamp Set - Bite Me!  Click this link for more information about this set: http://www.stampinup.com/ECWeb/ProductDetails.aspx?productID=134622

New Everyday Occasions Card Making Kit - everything included but scissors and adhesive.  Click this link for more information about this exciting new product:  http://www.stampinup.com/ECWeb/ProductDetails.aspx?productID=134797

Thanks for stopping by!

Happy Stampin'

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

It's Birthday Week! Day 4

It's a Melon Mambo kind of day!  I've wanted to incorporate the new Stampin' Up! Simply Pressed Clay and Molds into a card I posted here on my blog.  Today is that day!  Take a look, what do you think?
 
 
The clay is so easy to work with and adds a unique touch to your project!  Once the clay is molded, it is easy to color with your favorite Stampin' Write Marker.  Another option is to add a couple drops of color from your re-inker and mix it into the clay before molding.  Be sure to wear rubber gloves when choosing the re-inker option to prevent staining your hands!
 
The "make a wish" greeting was printed from MDS
 
Supply list:
 
  • Simply Pressed Clay #130685
  • Buttons & Blossoms Simply Pressed Clay Molds #131272
  • Stampin' Write Markers - Brights #131259
  • Gingham Garden DSP #129310
  • Cardstock - Whisper White #100730
  • Blossom Punch #125603
  • Modern Label Punch #119849
  • Rhinestone Basic Jewels #119246
  • 5/8 " Organza Ribbon #114319
Thanks for stopping by!
 
Happy Stampin'



Tuesday, September 24, 2013

It's Birthday Week! Day 3

Today's card is made much easier by a punch that coincidentally works so well with the daisy stamp!  Take a look!  This card is so versatile...the background panel, accent panel, and the flowers are easily changed.
 
 
Supply list:
 
  • Express Yourself Stamp set - wood #130336, clear #130339 (hostess)
  • Best of Flowers - clear only #133342
  • Cardstock - Very Vanilla #101650
  • Designer Paper Stack - Regals #130139
  • Modern Medley DSP #126926
  • Classic Stampin' Pad - Basic Black #126980
  • Candy Dots - Neutrals #130934
  • Scallop Edge Border Punch #119882
  • 7/8 " Scallop Circle #129404
  • Perfect Polka Dots Textured Embossing Folder #117335

Don't forget about my exciting new Customer Rewards Program! 
 
For every $40.00 in product purchased, you will receive a virtual token.  Once you have accumulated 10 virtual tokens, you earn $30.00 in free product!  Any product from the online store or Clearance Rack that is available is eligible.
 
So, if you place an order for $40.00 in product, you will earn 1 virtual token. If you order $80.00 in product, you will earn 2 virtual tokens, etc.
 
The virtual tokens and $30.00 in free product are in addition to my new customer special (3% rebate on your second order placed with me) and any rewards you may earn from Stampin' Up!  Just click the Stampin' Up logo! on the right to place your order and start earning rewards today! 
 
I would love to hear from you -- leave a comment at the end of this post or send me an email.   (If you are reading this post via email, click the title at the top of the post to go to my blog.  The buttons are accessible there.)
 
Thanks for stopping by!
 
Happy Stampin'

Monday, September 23, 2013

It's Birthday Week - Day 2

Today's card is a masculine card.  I finished the card yesterday and was happy with the look of it.  Today while I was working, I picked up the same card and added a couple of autumn leaves left over from an earlier project.  What a difference!  I'm posting both versions of the card here for you.  What do you think?  Which do you like better?


Supply list (for both cards):

  • Designer Series Paper Stack - Regals  #130139
  • DSP - Sweater Weather #132184
  • Cardstock - Early Espresso  #119686
  • Cardstock - Very Vanilla #101650
  • Cardstock - Cajun Craze #119684
  • Classic Stampin' Pad - Early Espresso #126974
  • Label Love Bundle - wood #132723, clear #132722
  • Wonderfall stamp set - wood #131949, clear #128087
  • Woodgrain Textured Embossing Folder #127821
  • Deco Labels Collection Framelits #130102
  • Autumn Acccents Bigz Die #127812
  • Candy Dots - Neutrals #130934
  • 7/16" Trim #129287
Don't forget about my exciting new Customer Rewards Program! 
For every $40.00 in product purchased, you will receive a virtual token.  Once you have accumulated 10 virtual tokens, you earn $30.00 in free product!  Any product from the online store or Clearance Rack that is available is eligible.
 
So, if you place an order for $40.00 in product, you will earn 1 virtual token. If you order $80.00 in product, you will earn 2 virtual tokens, etc.
 
The virtual tokens and $30.00 in free product are in addition to my new customer special (3% rebate on your second order placed with me) and any rewards you may earn from Stampin' Up!  Just click the Stampin' Up logo! on the right to place your order and start earning rewards today! 
 
I would love to hear from you -- leave a comment at the end of this post or send me an email.   (If you are reading this post via email, click the title at the top of the post to go to my blog.  The buttons are accessible there.)
 
Thanks for stopping by!
 
Happy Stampin'


Sunday, September 22, 2013

It's Birthday Week! Day 1

I decided to go to one of the local high school craft fairs at the end of October.  I'm going to have cards for sale at my booth.  Now, which cards to make?  So, this week while I'm trying different cards, I'll be posting some of them here to share with you.  This week will be a week of all birthday cards.  Feel free to leave your comments at the end of each day's post letting me know which cards you like ... and which cards not so much.  Here is today's card:

 

Supply list:

  • Big Shot #113439
  • Big Shot Magnetic Platform #130658
  • Secret Garden Framelits  #129372
  • Secret Garden Stamp set wood #131940, clear #129144
  • Chalk Talk Framelits and Stamp set Bundle  wood #132731, clear #132730
  • 2012-2014 Cardstock and Classic Stampin' Pad Kit #126835
  • Regals DSP Stack #130139
  • Classic Stampin' Pad - Smoky Slate #131179
  • Whisper White Cardstock #100730
Don't forget about my exciting new Customer Rewards Program! 
For every $40.00 in product purchased, you will receive a virtual token.  Once you have accumulated 10 virtual tokens, you earn $30.00 in free product!  Any product from the online store or Clearance Rack that is available is eligible.
 
So, if you place an order for $40.00 in product, you will earn 1 virtual token. If you order $80.00 in product, you will earn 2 virtual tokens, etc.
 
The virtual tokens and $30.00 in free product are in addition to my new customer special (3% rebate on your second order placed with me) and any rewards you may earn from Stampin' Up!  Just click the Stampin' Up logo! on the right to place your order and start earning rewards today! 
 
I would love to hear from you -- leave a comment at the end of this post or send me an email.   (If you are reading this post via email, click the title at the top of the post to go to my blog.  The buttons are accessible there.)
 
Thanks for stopping by!
 
Happy Stampin'

Friday, September 20, 2013

Feeling like fall!

It's a cool, damp day around here today....it just feels like fall!  So, with that in mind, I pulled out this card for you.  It's made with one of my very favorite sets, Best of Autumn, and the beautiful Designer Series Paper, Sweater Weather.  What are your favorite stamp sets and DSP?


 Here is the supply list for this card:

  • Best of Autumn stamp set #134390 
  • Sweater Weather DSP #132184
  • Whisper White Cardstock #100730
  • Chocolate Chip Cardstock #102128
  •  Classic Stampin' Pad - Chocolate Chip #126979
  • Classic Stampin' Pad - Pumpkin Pie #126945
  • Classic Stampin' Pad - Sahara Sand #126976
  •  Labels Collection Framelits #125598 
  • 7/16" trim #129287

Have a creative weekend!  If you would like to order the supplies for this card, or any other Stampin' Up! supplies, please click the Stampin' Up! logo on the right to go to my online store.  Your purchases count toward future rewards with my Customer Rewards Program.

If you have any questions, or comments, feel free to leave a comment at the end of this post, or use the box on the right to send my an email.

Thanks for stopping by!

Happy Stampin'

Thursday, September 19, 2013

It's Your Day!

And it's my day to share another card from my very creative sister!  Check out the cute card she sent for us today!

Definitely a cute card, don't you agree?

Here is the supply list:

Birthday Basics DSP #130145
Bermuda Bay Cardstock #131197
Whisper White Cardstock #100730

Tag It stamp set - wood #130300, clear #130303

Chevron Textured Embossing Folder #127749

Chalk Talk Framelits #129983

Rhinestone Basic Jewels #129324

Assorted Stampin' Write Markers

Don't forget about my exciting new Customer Rewards Program! 
For every $40.00 in product purchased, I will "give" you a virtual token.  Once you have accumulated 10 virtual tokens, you will be earn to $30.00 in free product!  Any product from the online store or Clearance Rack that is available is eligible.

So, if you place an order for $40.00 in product, you will earn 1 virtual token. If you order $80.00 in product, you will earn 2 virtual tokens, etc.

The virtual tokens and $30.00 in free product are in addition to my new customer special (3% rebate on your second order placed with me) and any rewards you may earn from Stampin' Up!  Just click the Stampin' Up logo! on the right to place your order and start earning rewards today!
 
I would love to hear from you -- leave a comment at the end of this post or send me an email.   (If you are reading this post via email, click the title at the top of the post to go to my blog.  The buttons are accessible there.)
 
Thanks for stopping by!
 
Happy Stampin'






Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Santa's List Circle Thinlit and Coordinating Envelope

I love trying new projects with the goodies in the currently available from Stampin' Up!  There are so many tools and so many projects to be made!  For today's card, I am using a couple new tools...the Circle Thinlit and the Envelope Punch Board!  Take a look...


Here is the supply list for this project:

Circle Thinlit Die #133480

Envelope Punch Board #133774

Santa's List stamp set -wood #131808, clear #131811

Whisper White Cardstock #100730
Gumball Green Cardstock #126840
Cherry Cobbler Cardstock  #119685
Seasons of Style DSP   #132340

Classic Stampin' Pad - Cherry Cobbler #126966

Seasons of Style Washi Tape #132155

What is your favorite Stampin' Up! tool? 

Don't forget about my exciting new Customer Rewards Program! 

For every $40.00 in product purchased, I will "give" you a virtual token.  Once you have accumulated 10 virtual tokens, you will be entitled to $30.00 in free product!  Any product from the online store or Clearance Rack that is available is eligible.

So, if you place an order for $40.00 in product, you will earn 1 virtual token. If you order $80.00 in product, you will earn 2 virtual tokens, etc.

The virtual tokens and $30.00 in free product are in addition to my new customer special (3% rebate on your second order placed with me) and any rewards you may earn from Stampin' Up!  Just click the Stampin' Up logo! on the right to place your order and start earning rewards today!

 
I would love to hear from you -- leave a comment at the end of this post or send me an email.   (If you are reading this post via email, click the title at the top of the post to go to my blog.  The buttons are accessible there.)
 
Thanks for stopping by!
 
Happy Stampin'

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Envelope Punch Board File Folder Birthday Card

The new Stampin' Up! Envelope Punch Board is a very versatile tool - and today's card demonstrates one of the many uses for it.

 
 
 
 
 
Have you purchased the Envelope Punch Board?  What kinds of cool things have you made with it? 
 
Here is the supply list for this card:
 
Stampin' Up Envelope Punch Board #133774
 
Whisper White Cardstock  #100730
Coastal Cabana Cardstock  #131297
Afternoon Picnic DSP  #131390
 
Classic Stampin' Pad - Wisteria Wonder #126985
 
Flower Shop Bundle - wood #132727, clear #132726
Petite Pairs Stamp Set -  wood #128706, clear #122497
 
5/8" Organza Ribbon #114319
 
Don't forget about my exciting new Customer Rewards Program! 
 
For every $40.00 in product purchased, I will "give" you a virtual token. 
Once you have accumulated 10 virtual tokens, you will be entitled to $30.00 in free product!  Any product from the online store or Clearance Rack that is available is eligible.

So, if you place an order for $40.00 in product, you will earn 1 virtual token. If you order $80.00 in product, you will earn 2 virtual tokens, etc.

The virtual tokens and $30.00 in free product are in addition to my new customer special (3% rebate on your second order placed with me) and any rewards you may earn from Stampin' Up!
 
I would love to hear from you -- leave a comment at the end of this post or send me an email.   (If you are reading this post via email, click the title at the top of the post to go to my blog.  The buttons are accessible there.)
Thanks for stopping by!
 
Happy Stampin'
 


Monday, September 16, 2013

Halloween Sunburst and Customer Reward Program!

Today's the day!  I'm introducing my Customer Reward Progam!  But first, today's card!  I love the sunburst cards and finally tried one.  Here it is:

What a fun technique!

Here is the supply list:

Whisper White Cardstock  #100730
Basic Black Cardstock  #121045
Pumpkin Pie Cardstock #105117
Summer Starfruit Cardstock #126839
Witches' Brew DSP #132185

Witches' Brew Designer Washi Tape #132156

Halloween Bash Stamp Set wood #130577, clear #130580

Classic Stampin' Pad - Basic Black #126980
Classic Stampin' Pad - Pumpkin Pie #126945

Candy Dots - Neutrals  #130934

And now, the details on my Customer Reward Program:

For every $40.00 in product purchased, I will "give" you a virtual token. 
Once you have accumulated 10 virtual tokens, you will be entitled to $30.00 in free product!  Any product from the online store or Clearance Rack that is available is eligible.

So, if you place an order for $40.00 in product, you will earn 1 virtual token. If you order $80.00 in product, you will earn 2 virtual tokens, etc.

The virtual tokens and $30.00 in free product are in addition to my new customer special (3% rebate on your second order placed with me) and any rewards you may earn from Stampin' Up!

To order the supplies for today's card, or any Stampin' Up! product, click the Stampin' Up! logo on the right.  (If you are reading this post via email, click the title at the top of the post to go to my blog.  The buttons are accessible there.)

Thanks for stopping by!

Happy Stampin'


Sunday, September 15, 2013

Warm Wishes - FMS103

 
 
We closed our pool today, so it seems only "normal" that thoughts turn to the holidays and getting everything done "in time".  At least that's what I start to think about.  So today's card is a Christmas card. 
 
  I wanted to try another sketch challenge this weekend, and Freshly Made Sketches challenge 103 caught my attention.  http://freshlymadesketches.blogspot.com/
 
Here is my interpretation for the challenge:
 
 
 
And here is the supply list for this card:
 
Core'dinations Cardstock - Regals #129955
Whisper White Cardstock #100730
Season of Style Designer Series Paper Stack #132181
 
Classic Stampin' Pad Smoky Slate # 131179
 
Remembering Christmas Stamp Set - wood #131760, clear #131763
 
Silver 1/8" ribbon #132137
 
Candy Dots - Regals #130932
 
To order the supplies for this card, or any Stampin' Up! products, click the Stampin' Up! logo on the right to go to my online store.  Note:  if you are receiving this blog by email, click the title at the top of the post to go to blog where all the buttons are displayed.
 
One more day until the unveiling of my Customer Free Product Program!  Be sure to stop by tomorrow!
 
Happy Stampin'


Saturday, September 14, 2013

Layered dahlias!

Today's card is another courtesy of my very creative sister!  Both the set and technique are favorites.  Have you tried this layered look on your own cards?



Here is the supply list for this card:

Whisper White Cardstock #100730
Primrose Petals Cardstock #126841

Regarding Dahlias stamp set  wood #130324, clear #130327
Secret Garden stamp set  wood #131940, clear #129144
Express Yourself stamp set (hostess)  wood #130336, clear #130339

Classic Stampin' Pad - Primrose Petals  #126858
Classic Stampin' Pad - Wild Wasabi #126959

Don't forget to take advantage of the Butterfly Bundle currently available from Stampin' Up!  This is a limited time offer and is only available until September 30.

Butterfly Bundle Special OfferSeptember 1, 2013

Dates: August 29-September 30, 2013
Offer: Get 15 percent off when you buy this bundled butterfly stamp set and punch!
Bundle ItemPage in Catalog DescriptionRetail Price15% Savings PriceAmount Saved!
13531190
183
Butterfly Bundle (Clear-Mount)
Papillion Potpourri Clear-Mount Stamp Set
Bitty Butterfly Punch
$30.90 $26.27 $4.63
13531290
183
Butterfly Bundle (Wood-Mount)
Papillion Potpourri Wood-Mount Stamp Set
Bitty Butterfly Punch
$34.90 $29.67 $5.23


To order the Butterfly Bundle, the supplies for today's card, or any other Stampin' Up! products, click the Stampin' Up! logo on the right.

Be sure to check back on Monday for details on my new Customer Free Product Program!

Thanks for stopping by!

Happy Stampin'

Friday, September 13, 2013

A Worldly Hybrid!

Today's card is an example of my very favorite thing about MDS....it "stamps" those big stamps for me and I don't end up with a blotchy half inked image when I'm done!  Not only that, but I can re-size the image to the size needed for my project.  I'm a novice MDS user, and I know there are a lot of cool features I have yet to discover, but I don't know if anything will beat the clean clear image of the big stamps! 

 
Here is the supply list for this card:

MDS download  #130646
MDS World Map download #134802

Whisper White Cardstock #100730
Island Indigo Cardstock #122923
Soho Subway DSP #130140

Candy Dots - Regals #130932

Have a great weekend and stay posted on Monday for the introduction of my brand new Customer Free Product Program!

Happy Stampin'

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Best of Autumn! And new items on the clearance rack

I love, love, love the Best of Fall set and when it arrived last week, I had a card waiting for it!


I really like the detail in the leaf!  The other stamps in the set are just as "fall-like"


Best of Autumn
 
Here are the supplies for this easy to make, fun fall card:
 
Sweater Weather DSP #132184
 
Very Vanilla Cardstock #101650
 
Best of Autumn stamp set #134390
 
Circles Collection Framelits #130911
 
Classic Stampin' Pad - Chocolate Chip #126979
 
 
 
And, from Stampin' Up!, new items have been added to the Clearance Rack as of today.  There are some great deals available, while supplies last.  Here is a link to the Clearance Rack:  http://www.stampinup.com/ECWeb/CategoryPage.aspx?categoryid=493

As always, thanks for stopping by.  I would love to be your demonstrator, so if you have any questions, or if there is anything I can do for you, shoot me an email.  To shop my online store, 24 X 7, click the Stampin' Up! logo on the right

And remember, new customers receive a voucher for a 3% rebate on their second order placed with me.  The rebate is in addition to any benefits earned from Stampin' Up!

Happy Stampin'

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Spooky! And a blog candy winner!!!


Today's VERY cute card is courtesy of my sister.  How adorable is this card?  And very easy to make!


 
 
Supplies for this card:

Cardstock:
  Basic Black  #121045
  Whisper White  #100730

1/2 " circle punch  #119869

Candy Dots - Neutrals  #13934

Ribbon:
  Tangerine Tango (discontinued)
  Recommended: 
  1/8 " Taffeta Ribbon
    -Pumpkin Pie  #119253
    -Basic Black  #119261

Whisper White Craft Stampin' Ink Pad #101731

Halloween Hello stamp set  wood #131718, clear #131721



And the Blog Candy winner is......Annonymous, who wrote:  "I just love stamping and have introduced several of my friends to join me at a stamp class. I get so much enjoyment from all the beautiful cards that I make. Everyone needs to have the Big Shot, its essential. I love the new Stampin Trimmer. These will help you get started on many projects in the future. I just can't wait to get the new Envelope board. It looks so easy and simple to use."  Congratulations to Anonymous (also known as Maureen W).  Your prize will be on it's way to you tomorrow!

From all the comments received, the Stampin' Trimmer was the overall #1 recommended product for a new stamper.  I agree, it's the best I've ever used!

I would love to hear from you.  Leave me a comment at the end of this post, or send me an email by using the box on the right. 

Thanks for stopping by!

Happy Stampin'

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Painter's Tape and Magnetic Platform Update

Today's card uses the exciting (and easy) painter's tape technique!  I love the effect it creates.  Have you tried it?  What do you think of this technique?

Here is the card:


And here is the supply list for this card:

Paper:

Whisper White Card Stock
Baked Brown Sugar Card Stock #131296

Stamp Set:
Wetlands  wood - #126695, clear - #126697

Classic Stampin' Pad
Coastal Cabana #131175
Baked Brown Sugar #131174
Chocolate Chip #126979

7/16" Trim #129287

Deco Labels Collection Framelits #130102

Woodgrain Textured Embossing Folder #12721

Also, big news!  The Big Shot Magnetic Platform  (#130658) is back in stock and available for order starting on Thursday, Sept 12!  Click on the Stampin' Up! logo on the right to order the magnetic platform or any Stampin' Up! supplies.

Time is running out to enter my blog candy giveaway.  The drawing will be tomorrow at 5:00 CDT.  Here is the link where you can enter:  http://melaniestampsforfun.blogspot.com/2013/09/happy-labor-day-and-blog-candy.html

Thanks for stopping by!

Happy Stampin'

Monday, September 9, 2013

Best of Shelli!

When my Season of Style Designer Series Paper Stack came a couple weeks ago, I fell in love with the Crumb Cake dotted paper.  It looks so elegant to me.  I set a piece on my work table and every couple days I would try to decide which stamp to pair with that paper.  Last night it came to me...the medallion from the Best of Shelli! set.  So, here's my card.....what do you think? 


Here is the supply list for this card:

Paper:
Season of Style Designer Series Paper Stack #132181
Whisper White Card Stock #100730
Crumb Cake Card Stock #120953

Stamp Set:
Best of Shelli  #133488

Classic Stampin' Pad:
Crumb Cake 126975

Labels Collection Framelits #125598

Festive Paper Piercing Pack #127857

There is a new Best of... stamp set available every month this year in celebration of Stampin' Up!'s 25th anniversary.  Here are links to all of the sets issued so far:

  • September - Best of Autumn
  • August - Best of Halloween
  • July - Best of Shelli
  • June - Best of Greetings
  • May - Best of Brides & Babies
  • April- Best of Butterflies
  • March - Best of Flowers
  • February - Best of Love
  • January - Best of  Birthdays

  • Some things to remember:
    • All Best of stamp sets will include 3-5 images, including a never-before seen image, and will be priced at $14.95.
    • While we are releasing just one Best of stamp set per month (with a new theme each month), all of the Best of sets will be available until March 31, 2014.
    • All Best of stamp sets are available in Clear-Mount only.
    While we are releasing just one Best of stamp set per month, all of the Best of sets will be available until March 31, 2014.
    As a special incentive to collect the Best of stamps, we're including a collector's card and 25-year proof of purchase sticker with every Best of set. Collect six stickers, and send it in to redeem a FREE set of your choice valued up to $14.95! Free sets must be redeemed no later than April 30, 2014.

    To order any of the Best of sets, or any Stampin' Up! supplies, click the Stampin' Up! logo on the right to go to my online store.

    Finally,  time is running short to enter to win some blog candy!  This link will take you to the page to enter:  http://melaniestampsforfun.blogspot.com/2013/09/happy-labor-day-and-blog-candy.html
    The deadline to enter is 5:00CDT on September 11, 2013.


    Thanks for stopping by,
    Happy Stampin'


    Sunday, September 8, 2013

    D-d-doubles!

    Today I sat down to try my first PPA color challenge and I ended up with 2 variations of the same card.  That's easy to do when you use MDS to help create your card, as I did.  So, today, I have 2 hybrid cards for you!



    The card on the top is for the PPA Color Challenge .... the challenge is to use Midnight Muse, Crushed Curry, and Early Espresso together. 

    PPA170 - A Color Challenge

    PPA170
     
     
    After I made the top card, I tried another color variation on the bottom card - Strawberry Slush, Pistachio Pudding, and Soft Suede.

    I really like the way both turned out, and with MDS, it's so easy to try as many color variations as you would like!

    If you haven't already tried MDS, it's available for a free 30 day trial.  If you already have MDS, have you used it recently?

    Here are the supplies used in these cards:

    MDS (free trial) #130910
    MDS download (purchase) #130646

    Top Card:

    Cardstock:
    Midnight Muse #126843
    Whisper White #100730

    Candy Dots: 
      Regals - Crushed Curry #130932

    Bottom Card:

    Cardstock:
    Strawberry Slush #131295
    Whisper White #100730

    Pearl Basic Jewels #119247

    Both Cards:

    Fancy Fan Textured Embossing Folder #127751


    To order any of the supplies for these cards, just click the Stampin' Up! logo on the right to go to my online store.

    Also, I've added the ability to send me an email to the blog.  Look for it on the right as well.


    Saturday, September 7, 2013

    It's not Sweater Weather here today!

    Greetings!  While it's in the low 90's outside, I came up with this fall card for you today.  It won't be long until we're all thinking fall and reaching for our sweaters!  I hope you are having a wonderful day, doing things you enjoy, with people you love!

     
     
    Here is the supply list for today's card:

    Cardstock and Paper:

    Baked Brown Sugar Cardstock #131296
    Sweater Weather DSP #132184

    Harvest of Thanks stamp set - wood #131736, clear #131739

    Autumn Accents Bigz Die #127812

    Bitty Banners Framelits #129267

    Classic Stampin' Pad - Chocolate Chip #126979


    To place an order, just click the Stampin' Up logo on the right.  To leave a comment, scroll to the bottom of this post and click on the Comments link.


    Happy Stampin'

    Friday, September 6, 2013

    It's Bewitching!

    I love the paper in the Witches' Brew DSP in the seasonal catalog, and the black and white pattern can make me dizzy!  It's perfect for a bewitching Halloween card!


    Here is the supply list for this card:
     
    Paper
      Witches' Brew DSP #132185
      Basic Black Cardstock  #121045
      Whisper White Cardstock  #100730

    Best of Halloween Stamp Set  #134381

    Classic Stampin Pad - Basic Black  #126980

    Deco Labels Collection Framelits #130102

    To order any of the supplies to make this card, just click the Stampin' Up! logo on the right to go to my 24 x 7 online store.

    Note:  If you are receiving this blog via email, please click the title to go to my blog.  There you are able to leave comments or go to any of the other links.  And while you are there, don't forget to subscribe to my blog by entering your email address in the box on the right side of the page.

    Have a creative weekend!

    Happy Stampin'

    Thursday, September 5, 2013

    Washi Trick or Treat!

    Today's card is an experiment....my first use of the very fun washi tape in a card of my own creation.  Take a look, and why not try it for yourself?



    This wasn't my first idea, but I liked this card better when it was finished.  What do you think?  Have you tried washi tape? 

    Here are the supplies for today's card:

    Card Stock:
      Whisper White #100730
       Basic Black #121045
     
    Witches' Brew Designer Washi Tape #132156

    Tags 4 You Bundle:
      wood# 133293
      clear# 133294

    Deco Labels Collection Framelits #130102

    Classic Stampin' Pad
      Pumpkin Pie #126945

    To order any of the supplies to make this card, just click the Stampin' Up! logo on the right to go to my 24 x 7 online store.

    Note:  If you are receiving this blog via email, please click the title to go to my blog.  There you are able to leave comments or go to any of the other links.  And while you are there, don't forget to enter to win some blog candy!  Just click this link: http://melaniestampsforfun.blogspot.com/2013/09/happy-labor-day-and-blog-candy.html

    Thanks for stopping by!
    Happy Stampin'

    Wednesday, September 4, 2013

    Owl Get Well Wishes

    Today's post is another card courtesy of my sister.  And it includes a stamp from the set available in my blog giveaway!  http://melaniestampsforfun.blogspot.com/2013/09/happy-labor-day-and-blog-candy.html

    I love this card....how can it not cheer you up?

    Here are the supplies for this card:

    Punch:  Owl Builder Punch #118074

    Stamp Set:  Express Yourself (Hostess)  Wood-#130336, Clear-#130339

    Cardstock:
     Night of Navy #100867
     Cherry Cobbler #119685
     Baked Brown Sugar #131296
     Whisper White #100730
     Designer Series Paper Stack - Regals #130139

    Classic Stampin' Pad
     Night of Navy #126970

    White Grosgrain Ribbon

    Don't forget to enter to win my blog candy.  Just click on the link above and leave your comment!

    To order any of the products to make this card, or any other Stampin' Up! supplies, click the Stampin' Up! logo on the right.

    Happy Stampin'


    Tuesday, September 3, 2013

    Magnificent Maple on this unofficial first day of fall ... and blog candy update


    It's the day after Labor Day, and the unofficial first day of fall.  So, with that in mind, I have a card for you from my super creative sister!


    As soon as I saw this card, I loved it, and knew it would find a home here on the blog. 

    Here are the supplies for this card:

    Stamp - Magnificent Maple - wood #131868
                 Friendly Phrases (retired)
    Classic Stampin' Pad:
      -Soft Suede #126978
      -Real Red   #126949
      -Cajun Craze #126965
      -Summer Starfruit #126991
      -Old Olive #126953

    Card Stock:
     - Cajun Craze  #119684
     - Whisper White #100730


    And a final note about yesterday's post and blog candy give away.  If you tried to leave a comment yesterday and were unable to do so, the issue has been resolved and you will be able to leave a comment now.  So go back to yesterday's blog and leave a comment to be entered to win the hostess set, "Express Yourself".  You have until 5:00 PM CDT on Sept. 11 to leave a comment.

    Good luck!  And Happy Stampin'!




    Monday, September 2, 2013

    Happy Labor Day .... and Blog Candy!

    Happy Labor Day!  I hope you are enjoying your day!


    Today I have blog candy!  I am giving away the Hostess Set, Express Yourself.

    To be entered to win, all you have to do is leave me a comment below with your response to:  "Your good friend wants to start stamping.  She wants to know what she should order to start her stamping hobby.  What are two products you would recommend to your friend?"

    I will randomly draw a winner from all entries received on September 11.  So, give it a thought and leave your comments below.

    Disclaimer:  I am able to ship the prize only to a winner with a US address.
    Good luck! 

    Happy Stampin'

    Sunday, September 1, 2013

    The Envelope Punch Board - the new Stampin' Up! must have tool!



    Make your own custom envelopes with this exciting new Envelope Punch Board (#133774)

  • It creates totally customizable envelopes in up to 66 different sizes (not to mention a million different color and pattern options depending on the paper you want to use). Even tried and true envelope sizes will only take you moments to create!
  • It's super easy to use! It looks intimidating at first glance, but when you see that all you have to do is measure for the first punch and from there you just turn and score, you'll realize it's a snap!
  • It's small and lightweight and doesn't take much space to store!
  • It even has a slick scoring tool as well as a punch that lets you create rounded corners on your envelopes.
  • It's easy to keep it all together; the stylus storage compartment and two punches are designed into the tool so you don't have a bunch of little pieces to keep track of (even the instructions are printed right on the tool so you won't lose them!).
  • The price is terrific-especially for a tool that does so much!
  • It will be in next year's annual catalog, so it's here to stay.

  • Here is a video showing it in action:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JzokPixtpko&feature=player_embedded


    To order, click the Stampin' Up! logo on the right.

    And be sure to stop by tomorrow for a very special announcement...my first ever Blog Candy give away!

    Happy Labor Day!

    Thanks for stopping by and Happy Stampin'