Tuesday, September 30, 2014

WEEKLY DEALS from Stampin' Up!

WOW!  Stampin' Up! is really giving us some great deals this week!  THREE (count 'em) PUNCHES, a kit, stamps and more!  Remember these deals only last until next Monday, Oct. 6, midnight MT.!


Banner Punch Item # 133519
Regular Price: $12.95 US/$15.95 CAN
Discounted Price: $9.71 US/$11.96 CAN

Hip Hip Hooray Card Kit Item # 134998
Regular Price: $19.95 US/$24.95 CAN
Discounted Price: $14.96 US/$18.71 CAN

For The Birds Wood Stamp Set Item # 132001
Regular Price: $32.95 US/$40.95 CAN
Discounted Price: $24.71 US/$30.71 CAN

Alphabet Rotary Stamp Item # 133769
Regular Price: $14.95 US/$19.50 CAN
Discounted Price: $11.21 US/$14.63 CAN

Ticket Duo Builder Punch Item # 126883
Regular Price: $15.95 US/$21.95 CAN
Discounted Price: $11.96 US/$16.46 CAN

Very Vintage Designer Buttons Item # 129327
Regular Price: $5.95 US/$7.95 CAN
Discounted Price: $4.46 US/$5.96 CAN

Hearts Border Punch Item # 133784
Regular Price: $15.95 US/$20.95 CAN
Discounted Price: $11.96 US/$15.71 CAN

Sweet Details Photobook Template - Digital Download Item # 125742
Regular Price: $17.95 US/$19.95 CAN
Discounted Price: $10.77 US/$11.97 CAN
Enjoy your shopping!!


Friday, September 26, 2014

Works of Art

You probably already know Work of Art, new in the 2014 Annual Catalog, is a very versatile set that can bring out your inner artist!  Here are several cards using this set that I've either received or made.  Hope you will see some ideas here that you might adapt for your own use!

First a card designed by my downline Louise Humphrey for a shoebox swap.  This card is stunning and simple!  I love her idea of stamping on DSP in the same colors but totally different style images than are on the paper.  The Gold Baker's Twine and button really set off this card!

 The second card is a Unite and Excite swap card by Angela Carr.  It is simple, colorful and conveys excitement and celebration!  Love the addition of the 1/4" Pool Party cotton ribbon and rhinestone sparkle! 

Angi Lay made this flower card for swapping at a Unite and Excite event.  Love the creative use of the stamp and the washi tape accent under the sentiment which really sets it off!

This last card is a similar design to several I've seen.  It is so pretty with the Gold Encore Ink, gold dotted vellum and Gold Baker's Twine... lots of sheen and sparkle.  This was a workshop Make 'n Take card using Melon Mambo and gold.

If you'd like more samples, I have two more cards previously posted on my blog which you can see here  Peaceful Petals and Four Feathers cards.

Thanks for visiting today!  Happy Stamping!


Thursday, September 25, 2014

Curry, Tangerine and Black

Today is Thursday and those colors in the title are the ones we're using for the Create with Connie and Mary Challenge this week!  You might expect a Halloween card since those colors are our focus this week, but I chose to go a different way with my card and make some fall flowers!

I love the colors of fall mums, don't you?  Especially the yellow because they are so bright and colorful!  I have two pots of yellow mums on my front porch!  I used my Too Kind set (for the first time!), pulled out some Watercolor Paper and got busy.  First I spritzed the paper lightly then the stamp inked with Basic Black for the stems.  Next the Crushed Curry for the first step of the two-step flowers then repeated it for the second of the two-step process using Tangerine Tango ink.

The flowers were diecut with a Circles Framelit then layered on a Window Frame Framelit of Crushed Curry.  Celebrate was stamped in Tangerine Tango, diecut then adhered with Dimensionals.  A Gold Button tied with Gold Baker's Twine anchors the sentiment. 

A few scattered Rhinestones colored with Blendabilities add some sparkle and light to the card.

Stamps:  Too Kind, Endless Birthday Wishes
Ink:  Crushed Curry, Tangerine Tango, Memento Tuxedo Black
Paper:  Back to Black DSP; Basic Black, Crushed Curry, Whisper White
Accessories:  Rhinestones colored with Blendabilities, Gold Baker's Twine, Gold Button, Bitty Banners Framelit

Again, here's the color challenge from Connie and Mary this week:

Be sure you to go to the Create with Connie and Mary website and see what the other members of the CCMC Challenge Team did with these colors!  So cute and I'm sure you will find some inspiration there!  Then make your own card and upload it to the CCMC website so we can be inspired by you!!

Thanks for joining us today!  Happy Stamping!


Wednesday, September 24, 2014

FABULOUS DEALS from Stampin' Up!

WOW!!  Stampin' Up! has outdone itse'f with the special deals this week!  There are a number of brand-new-in-the-annual-catalog products here!!  You can save about 20-25% on each of these products... that's fabulous!  A Framelit set, two Dies, three paper-piercing templates, and a partridge.., no, no, but BIG savings!   Here they are!

Weekly Deals from Stampin' Up!

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

 I hope you are able to take advantage of these savings!  These items would also make great gifts for the crafter's in your life too!

Happy Stamping!


Friday, September 19, 2014

September Tour de Freaks!

Welcome to the September Control Freaks Blog Hop, aka Tour de Freaks!  We have a total of eleven fabulous stampers creating with a "Halloween Boo to You" theme for you this month!  Be sure to travel all the way around the hop; if you started with me, you'll end up back here and know you completed the tour!  You may have arrived here from Justin Krieger's blog; he does wonderful artwork!

The first card today features a pumpkin diecut with the next to the smallest Oval Framelit (3 pieces), embossed with the Stylish Stripes folder and decorated with leaves from the Fall Fest set and Linen Thread.  The boot and saying are from the Bootiful Occasions set which has four fun boots in it!  I used Blendabilities to add color to the boot and veins to the leaves.  The background DSP is Basic Black from the Neutrals Paper Stack.  I brayered the top with So Saffron and the lower quarter with Mossy Meadow.

This little BOO card scene has Island Indigo DSP from the Regals Paper Stack as the background.  The Fall Fest pumpkins are the In Color Tangelo Twist.  Our friendly little ghostie is also from the Fall Fest set, diecut with the Fun Fall Framelits, as are the pumpkins.  I used my Fringe Scissors to cut a little grass and added a few fall leaves.  BOO is cut with the Perfect Print Alphabet Bigz Dies and the Big Shot. I would use a letterl-sized envelop to mail this card since the ghost extends over the edge, or you could just trim it off and use the regular A2 size.

This little 3-D Pumpkin was cut with the Curvy Keepsake Thinlit Die from Tangelo Twist dotted Confetti Celebration DSP.  These are so quick and easy to make it's ridiculous and you can decorate them any way you want!  This one is simple:  I just used Mossy Meadow for the bow and a black bird punched out with the Bird Builder Punch!  

I guess I could have named this post "Pumpkins and Polka Dots" but when I started, I didn't know that's how it was going to end up!  lol!  That's the creative process, isn't it!!

Thanks for visiting!  Next up is the most creative and amazing Mary Brown!!


Thursday, September 18, 2014

Peace & Joy

It's Thursday... time for the Create with Connie and Mary Weekly Challenge, #321, a sketch!!  I must admit I had the "deer in the headlights" feeling when I first saw the sketch, but then, this IS a challenge, lol!  Then I thought of the gorgeous All is Calm Washi Tape and DSP in the Holiday Catalog and had my answer!

I love the colors in this DSP and Washi ensemble:  Lost Lagoon, Pear Pizzazz, Whisper White and Smoky Slate.

The greeting is from the "Good Greetings" set which is a special Hostess-only set, an extra reward for a $300. party from now until October 31, and is stamped in Lost Lagoon ink.

I stamped the small star stamp onto Smoky Slate cardstock with VersaMark then heat embossed it with Silver Embossing Powder.  Next I diecut it with the smallest of the Star Framelits and diecut the next larger size star out of Brushed Silver cardstock, assembled them with Dimensionals and placed them on the intersection of the Washi tape.  A few sequins from the Frosted Sequins embellishment pack scattered about and one tiny Rhinestone in the star center finished up the card!

Here is the CCMC321 sketch for this week: 

What will YOU do with it?  I'm sure you will come up with some creative cards using this sketch; can't wait to see them!  The guidelines for the challenge are on the Create with Connie and Mary blog, as well as the fabulous cards from the other members of the Design Team.  Give them a look;  they always inspire me!

Thanks for visiting today!  We love to hear from you too!


Wednesday, September 17, 2014

WEEKLY DEALS are here!

These WEEKLY DEALS from STAMPIN' UP! are good through Monday night, September 22!

Notice the Gold Ribbon, perfect for holiday cards, projects and tying tags!!  Plus the NEW Sweetheart Punch, ready for Valentine season or anytime!  SAVE BIG (over $8.00!!) on the Label Card Thinlits Die with so many useful pieces!  And much more-- can you tell I'm excited?  These are great products to streeeetch your crafting dollars! Thanks, Stampin' Up!

Gold 1/8" Ribbon
Price: $4.95 $3.71
Happy Hour Wood Stamp Set
Price: $29.95 $22.46
Label Card Thinlits Die
Price: $32.95 $24.71
Sweetheart Punch
Price: $15.95 $11.96
Tangerine Tango Baker's Twine
Price: $2.95 $2.21
Wooden Elements Embellishments
Price: $4.95 $3.71
Write Stuff Ii Digital Kit - Digital Download
Price: $9.95 $5.97
Yippee-Skippee Wood Stamp Set
Price: $18.95 $14.21

Just click on the picture or name of any product to get more information!

Thanks for looking!

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