Sunday, November 30, 2014

Jesus is the Reason for the Season

Hey everyone! I hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving and survived Black Friday. I wanted to share one of my Christmas cards I made using one of the latest photopolymer stamp sets, Gentle Peace. The sentiment is a Personalized Name Stamp I had made. I have had several made for the back of my cards which is a perfect fit.

I stamped the Holy Family on vellum using Memento ink and colored them with my Blendabilities. The vellum takes the alcohol ink well and is super easy to color on. I then fussy cut it and popped it up on dimensionals on the Brushed Gold card stock that was embossed with the Filigree Frame embossing folder. The Brushed Gold is layered on Whisper White and then added to a Night of Navy card base. The personalized stamp was stamped with Night of Navy ink. I then added some Gold Encore Metallic ink.
This card is a little time consuming, but oh so therapeutic when you're coloring. :) I know I need to practice on my shading, but that is all in due time.

So I hope you're ready for your new week. I was on vacation all week so my Monday is REALLY going to be a Monday when I get in the office. Oh, and before I forget, tomorrow is also a door buster day in the Online Extravaganza sale at Stampin' Up! Check out the sale items here. Enjoy your Cyber Monday shopping and I thank you for stopping by.

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Online Extravaganza Going on NOW!!

Good morning everyone! Just wanted to let everyone know that the Online Extravaganza sale is going on now at Stampin' Up! This sale goes to December 2nd with up to 50% on selected items! Check out the list of sale items here. While you're at my online store, be sure to check out the Weekly Deals and Clearance Rack for all the new goodies added.

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Workshop Projects

Hey everyone! I know, I've been a bad blogger....again. It seems that when life gets crazy this poor little blog takes the hit.  Hopefully things will settle down, oh wait, the holidays are here, so I guess that may not happen yet. :)

I wanted to share the projects we made at last Friday's workshop. The ladies had a blast!
This is a treat bag with a punch art turkey made with the Owl punch and the 2 3/8" scallop circle punch with some Dazzles added for bling. The tag is punched with the new Note Tag punch and stamped with the Merry Everything stamp set in Chocolate Chip. The bags and ribbon are retired products.
I saw this card on another demonstrator's website and knew I had to have my ladies create it. We used the Ornamental Pine stamp set and stamped it with Always Artichoke and the pine cones in Early Espresso with some uni-ball Signo White Gel pen added for snow. Then we distressed it with Early Espresso, inked it all with Versamark and then heat embossed it with Iridescent Ice embossing powder. GORGEOUS and EASY!The bow is made with the 1/4" Real Red 1/4" Cotton Ribbon.
And finally we made this Christmas ornament  with a Mason Jar lid. I saw this on Pinterest and fell in love with it. We used Crystal Effects to glue the lid in the ring, rubber side down. We stamped a piece of Whisper White card stock with Stazon using the White Christmas stamp set. Then sponged on Blushing Bride, Soft Sky, and Island Indigo to give it a sunrise or sunset effect. The stamped the snowman again, fussy cut it and popped it up with dimensionals. The bird was colored with a Real Red Stampin' Write marker. The stars were punched out of the Silver Foil paper using the Confetti Star punch. We sprinkled on some Dazzling Diamonds glitter, punched out a 2" inch circle of the Window Sheet paper and glued on top. Then used some Island Indigo 1/4" Cotton Ribbon on the edge of the lid and made a hook. We also added some Basic Rhinestone Jewels to give it some bling, cuz you know you always need bling!!! There is also a 2" circle of the Silver Foil paper glued on the back to finish it off.
I hope you like our projects. Everyone had a really good time making them. I thank you for stopping by and I hope you have a good week!!

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Weekly Deals and a New Photopolymer Set

Hey everyone! How is your week going? Sorry I've been away for so long, life getting in the way again. I really need like 30 hours in a day to get everything done. So I wanted to share this week's deals and a brand new photopolymer set that was released today. Here are the deals:
Darling Doily Thinlits Die by Stampin' Up!
Price$24.95 $18.71
Decorative Window Gift Box
Price$4.95 $3.71
Floral Frames Framelits Die
Price$26.95 $20.21
Mustache Framelits Die by Stampin' Up!
Price$7.95 $5.96
Perfect Print Numbers Bigz Die by Stampin' Up!
Price$24.95 $18.71
Spooky Treats Designer Template -- Digital Download
Price$12.95 $7.77
Tiny Triangles Textured Impressions Embossing Folder by Stampin' Up!
Price$7.95 $5.96
Price$27.95 $20.96
And here is the new photopolymer set is a beautiful Christmas set.
Can't you just see this colored with the new Blendabilities on vellum? GORGEOUS!!!! I think there's some serious retail therapy on this post, don't you think??  :)

I hope you have a good evening, and I thank you for stopping by.

Saturday, October 4, 2014

Happy World Cardmaking Day!

Hey everyone! How was your Saturday? Did you know that today is World Cardmaking Day? Did you spend time making any? I have to say that sadly, I didn't get much done in that area. I got caught up in my Saturday chores (boo) but was able to start my October thank you cards for my workshops. So technically that counts. ;)

I wanted to share this card I made for my BFF who actually introduced me to SU!, She is going to be moving to the Oregon Coast eventually, so I thought this would be a perfect birthday card for her.

This card was made using a combination of SU! and non-SU! items. And last but not least, I have to show you the stamp I used for the back of the card. Do you sign the back of your cards? I have several stamps that say Made By, etc, but for those that know me, know this is a perfect stamp for me since I have 2 Pomeranians. lol

I love how SU! card stock goes with other company's papers. That is the main reason I don't get rid of all my stash, I can keep right on using it 'til it's gone!! lol

Well, I hope you enjoyed your WCD and that you have a fantastic rest of your weekend. I thank you for stopping by.

Supplies used:

SU! Card stock: Baja Breeze (retired), Crumb Cake, Whisper White
Pattern Paper: Anna Griffin
Ink: SU! Early Esspresso, Soft Sky and Crumb Cake
Stamp sets Sentiment stamps from Scrappy Moms, Image stamps unknown
Die Cutting: On Film framelits from SU!
Rhinestone Basic Jewels from SU!

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Stamp, Stock, and Save!

Hey everyone! Can you believe it's October?!? Wow, this year is flying by!! Well, you know that with October we have World Cardmaking Day on the 4th. So with that in mind, Stampin' Up! is have a sale. It's the Stamp, Stock, and Save sale. Beginning today through October 6th there are select card stock, ink, envelopes, and the Fast Fuse adhesive on sale for 15% off, and 5 stamp sets that are 20% off. Yay for stock up sales!!!! So get your list together and head over to my online store and do some shopping!!

Have a great evening!!

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

It's Tuesday--New Weekly Deals!!

Good morning everyone!! Happy Tuesday!! Just wanted to share the new Weekly Deals from Stampin' Up! Hope you have a great day today, will be back later with a card from last week's workshop.

Alphabet Rotary Stamp by Stampin' Up!
Price$14.95 $11.21
Banner Punch
Price$12.95 $9.71
Price$32.95 $24.71
Hearts Border Punch by Stampin' Up!
Price$15.95 $11.96
Hip Hip Hooray Card Kit
Price$19.95 $14.96
Sweet Details Photobook Template -- Digital Download
Price$17.95 $10.77
Ticket Duo Builder Punch
Price$15.95 $11.96
Very Vintage Designer Buttons
Price$5.95 $4.46

Saturday, September 27, 2014

Tee Hee Hee and CCMC332 Color Challenge

Hey everyone, how is your weekend going? So far so good. :)  Last night I had a club workshop and this is one of the cards we made, and it just so happens that it fits the color challenge over at Create with Connie and Mary.

Aren't these colors just perfect for Halloween?? Which is exactly what we were working on last night.

I just love making Halloween cards and when I saw this stamp set in the Holiday Catalog, I knew I just had to have it! It is so stinkin' cute!! There are some super cute sayings, like the one I used here. I think it brings out the little witch in all of us!! ;)

Well, I hope you have a great rest of your weekend. I'm hoping to get in my room and do some scrapping, it's been too long. I have a stack of pictures that is calling my name. Take care, and I thank you for stopping by.

All Supplies from Stampin' Up!:

Card stock: Tangerine Tango, Basic Black,Whisper White
DSP: Motley Monsters
Ink: Memento, Tangerine Tango
Rhinestone Basic Jewels

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Stampin' Up! Weekly Deals

Hey everyone! Just wanted to share this week's deals at Stampin' Up! Hope you have a great week!
Sep 23Weekly Deals


We hope you enjoy this week's Weekly Deals!

Ovals Collection Framelits Die Item # 129381
Regular Price: $26.95 US/$32.95 CAN
Discounted Price: $20.21 US/$24.71 CAN

Hamburger Box Bigz Xl Die Item # 133724
Regular Price: $42.95 US/$52.95 CAN
Discounted Price: $32.21 US/$39.71 CAN

Gold Glitz Dazzling Details Item # 133755
Regular Price: $2.50 US/$3.25 CAN
Discounted Price: $1.88 US/$2.44 CAN

Party Pennants Bigz L Die Item # 133732
Regular Price: $32.95 US/$40.95 CAN
Discounted Price: $24.71 US/$30.71 CAN

Festive Paper-Piercing Pack Item # 127857
Regular Price: $7.95 US/$10.95 CAN
Discounted Price: $5.96 US/$8.21 CAN

Occasions Paper-Piercing Pack Item # 129387
Regular Price: $7.95 US/$10.95 CAN
Discounted Price: $5.96 US/$8.21 CAN

Eclectic Paper-Piercing Pack Item # 133778
Regular Price: $7.95 US/$10.95 CAN
Discounted Price: $5.96 US/$8.21 CAN

Faces I Love Swatchbook Template - Digital Download Item # 134595
Regular Price: $12.95 US/$13.95 CAN
Discounted Price: $7.77 US/$8.37 CAN