Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Freshly Made Sketches Challenge #13

Here is my card for this weeks Freshly Made Sketches Challenge #13:

This is my elegant Season's Greetings! The background is gold cardstock embossed with the Elegant Lines Embossing Folder. The sentiment is from the Many Merry Messages Stamp Set. I choose to add flowers punched with the Bojo Blossom Punch for my three shapes. Isn't it pretty?

Stamps:Many Merry Messages
Ink:Black Staz On
Card stock: Basic Black, Gold, Garden Green, Cherry Cobbler, Riding Hood Red
Accessories: Black Glimmer Brads, Bojo Blossom Punch, 5 Petal Punch, Elegant Lines Embossing Folder, Glue Dots, Dimensionals


Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Online Extravaganza - 1 day left!

Just a reminder that the Online Extravaganza ends tomorrow. There are some great deals on stampin' Up! products up to 60% off! This includes some accessories and stamp sets! Click here to see the flyer and click below to place an order!

Monday, November 28, 2011

MOJO 217: My Sweet Friend

Here is my card for this weeks Mojo Monday Sketch Challenge:

Today I didn't feel like making a Christmas card, however I was thinking that the Holly Berry DSP would go perfectly with this weeks sketch. So, I thought I could change it up a bit and use it with the You Are Loved stamp set from the Holiday Mini Catalog. I am so please with how it turned out, and excited I figured out a way to use Christmas supplies in a non Christmas way. I think this stamp set is going to be a favorite of mine, even long after it's no longer available in the Holiday Mini.

Here is a close up of the little flower embellishment I made using the Itty Bitty Punches. I finished it off with a tiny Pearl from the Basic Pearls. Now what friend wouldn't want to receive this card in the mail?

Stamps: You Are Loved, Love Blossoms Wheel
Ink:Garden Green, Real Red, Chocolate Chip, Crumb Cake
Card stock:Very Vanilla, Chocolate Chip, So Saffron, Holly Berry DSP
Accessories: Holly Berry Buttons, Certainly Celery Satin Ribbon, Linen Thread, Dimensionals, Glue Dots

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Freshly Made Sketches Challenge #12

Here is my card for this weeks Freshly Made Sketches Challenge:

It was a busy, but wonderful, week. I finally got my card made and wanted to share it with you. I decided that I wanted to use the tree for my shape instead of the circle. Sweet and simple this week, what do you think?

Stamps: Teeny Tiny Wishes
Ink: Chocolate Chip
Card stock:Chocolate chip, Whisper White, Bashful Blue, Garden Green, Silver Glimmer Paper
Accessories: Scallop Circle Die, Snow burst Embossing Folder, Houndstooth Embossing Folder, Star Die, Decorative Label Punch, Basic Rhinestones

MOJO 216: Merry Christmas

Here is my card for this weeks Mojo Monday Sketch Challenge:

With such a busy week I finally had a chance to make my card and post it for this weeks challenge. I don't have much time to give you all the details but if you have questions leave a comment and I will post more later.

Stamps: Season of Joy
Ink: Early Espresso
Card stock: Very Vanilla, Early Espresso, Red Glimmer Paper, Holly Berry DSP
Accessories: Dimensionals, Polka dots Embossing Folder

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Saturday Swap

This weeks swap is another one from Sam. I'm thinking she made this for one of the MOJO Monday sketches a couple of weeks ago. Doesn't it look similar to the card I posted here. I love how she used non traditional colors for a Christmas card, along with the Spice Cake DSP. Who would have thought to use these for Christmas? Thanks Sam!

Friday, November 25, 2011

Thankful for Swaps!

Today I am thankfull for all the wonderful stamping friends I have so what better to share with you today then a swap! This swap was made by Sam about a month ago. I love how she weaved the ribbon through the lace cardstock. And who would of thought to use the new In colors for fall, but they totally work with the leaves! Thanks Sam!

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Give Thanks

Today I want to share my swap for my upline meeting this month. Today I am thankful for the wonderful life I have. I have been blessed with good health, a home, and the most wonderful friends and family in the world.  I am thankful that I found Stampin' Up so that I have a way to share my creativity with others. I am also thankful for you, because if it weren't for you I may not spend as much time as I do creating, and that is what makes me happy!

I hope your happy, healthy, and surrounded by loved ones today! Happy Thanksgiving!

Monday, November 21, 2011

Online Extravaganza! Save up to 60%!

Dates: November 21-30, 2011 Details:
During these 10 days only, you can get incredible discounts--up to 60 percent--on some of your favorite products!

In addition, two of our brand-new products will be discounted 20 percent only during the first 24 hours of the sale (November 21, midnight - 11:59 PM [MT]):
Retail Price
Sale Price
Simply Scored
Sweet Pressed Cookie Stamps
You can visit the Online Store to see all discounted products or view this PDF.
Included in our Online Extravaganza promotion is the opportunity to receive a free bundle of preselected digital downloads (at least a $39.95 value) with the purchase of My Digital Studio Express.  The bundle options are:
Bundle #1: My Digital Studio Booster Pack
Bundle #2: Holiday Themed Downloads    -Merry & Type Stamp Brush Set
    -Letters to Santa Designer Series Paper
    -Letters to Santa Embellishments
    -Baker's Twine
    -Dasher Stamp Brush
    -Holiday Harmony II Kit
    -Merry Delightful Digital Tape
    -25 & Counting Stamp Brush Set
    -Deck the Halls Designer Buttons
    -And a Happy New Year Photocard Template 
Bundle #3: Scrapbooking Themed Downloads    -Day in the Lift Kit
    -Thoughtful Overlays Stamp Brush Set
    -Fun Flowers Shapes
    -Delightful Digital Tape
    -Sweet Details Alphabet & Numbers
    -Word Play Stamp Brush Set
To view a PDF of the images in each bundle, visit the online store under My Digital Studio Express.

Things to Remember
  • Discounted products (except My Digital Studio Express and digital downloads) are available on all order types (customer, workshop, and online).
  • Discounted digital downloads are only available on online order types.
  • There is no minimum purchase required to participate in this promotion.
  • For product bundles, you must use the bundle item numbers provided. Bundle discounts will not be applied if individual item numbers are used.
  • Additional products from current catalogs may be purchased on the same order.
  • Discounts range between 20 and 60 percent.

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Saturday Swap

Today's swap is not a card but rather a holiday ornament, and isn't it so pretty? I received this from my upline Brenda after mentioning last month how much I loved it! It's made with small strips of Designer Series Paper and Glimmer Paper. It's finished off with some Cherry Cobbler Seam Binding and a couple pearls. Thanks Brenda!

Friday, November 18, 2011

Noel Box

We made this box last month when I met with my upline. It was so easy to make and would be a wonderful gift to make for teachers or friends. The box is from the Fancy Favor Die. It's then embellished with the Lace Ribbon Border, a Large Scallop Circle cut from Silver Glimmer Paper, and then finished off with a Mini Jingle Bell.

Stamps: Warmest Wishes
Ink: Cherry Cobbler
Card stock:Wild Wasabi Textured CS, Cherry Cobbler, Garden Green, Silver Glimmer Paper, Whisper White
Accessories: Lace Border Punch, Large Scallop Circle Punch, Decorative Label Punch, Fancy Favor Die, Mini Jingle Bells

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Freshly Made Sketches Challenge #11

Here is my card for this weeks Freshly Made Sketches Challenge #11:

This card has very little layers so it would make the perfect Christmas card for mailing. Often when I do very little layers I will emboss the base card to give the card more depth. For this one I embossed it using the Vintage Wallpaper Embossing Folder. My focal point is Dasher and I embellished the card with Basic Rhinestones; some plain and some that I colored with permanent markers.

Here is a close up of the Basic Rhinestones. Ever since I learned that it is possible to color them I am constantly asking myself if I can color a rhinestone to go with the card. I hope you enjoy it!

Stamps: Dasher, Warmest of Wishes
Ink: Chocolate Chip, Cherry Cobbler
Card stock: Crumb Cake, Holly Berry DSP, Chocolate Chip, Very Vanilla
Accessories: Basic Rhinestones, Vintage Wallpaper Embossing Folder, Dimensionals

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Mojo 215: Birthday Stars

Here is my card for this weeks Mojo Monday Sketch Challenge:

As soon as I saw this sketch I just knew I wanted to use the Stars Die with the Glimmer Paper to make the perfect sparkling birthday card. This card is a wonderful example for a masculine card. I used both the Hounds tooth and Square Lattice Embossing Folders to give it some texture. And the Mini Brads add the perfect finishing touch to the card.

Stamps: Happiest Birthday Wishes
Ink:Island Indigo
Card stock: Basic Black, Island Indigo, Whisper White, Silver & Red Glimmer Paper
Accessories: Stars Die, Hounds tooth Embossing Folder, Square Lattice Embossing Folder, Mini Brads, Dimensionals

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Saturday Swap

Here is a swap I received from my sideline Sam. She always puts so much detail into her cards that makes them so stunning! It's hard to tell but the drops at the top are stamped in shimmer paint to create a subtle rain look. Thanks Sam, I always love all your swaps!

Friday, November 11, 2011

November Stamp Club Projects

Here are this month stamp club projects:

This month we made gift card holders. This one used all the stamps from a single set! 

Inside the holder.

The second gift card holder we made.

And this was the bonus tag that those who attend get to make. The ornament is puffed up so that it is 3-D.

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Freshly Made Sketches Challange # 10

Here is my card for this weeks Freshly Made Sketches Challenge #10:

This weeks sketch is pretty simple so I decided to step it up a bit by adding a little Pool Party Ruffled Ribbon and one of the Spice Cake Designer Buttons that coordinate with the Spice Cake Designer Series Paper. This paper is so in right now; I see if everywhere and I just love it!

Stamps: Hand Penned Holiday
Ink: Soft Suede
Card stock: More Mustard, Pool Party, Spice Cake DSP, Whisper White
Accessories: Pool Party Ruffled Ribbon, Spice Cake Designer Buttons

MOJO 214:A Sparkling Christmas

Here is my card for this weeks MOJO Monday Sketch Challenge:

This week I wanted to use Stampin' Up's Glimmer Paper because I just love the sparkle of Christmas! Now that it's November I'm getting into the Christmas spirit and you will see more and more holiday cards as this is my favorite time of year! 

Stamps:Bells & Boughs
Ink: Early Espresso
Card stock:Crumb Cake, Early Espresso, Soft Suede, Red Glimmer Paper, Silver Glimmer Paper
Accessories: Red Glimmer Brad, Champagne Shimmer Paint, Northern Frost Die, Square Lattice Embossing Folder, Petals a Plenty Embossing Folder, Circle Die 

Thursday, November 3, 2011

It's Good to be the Hostess!

Dates: November 1-December 15, 2011
Hostesses will receive an additional $35 in free Stampin' Up! products when they hold a workshop totaling $350 or more (excluding tax and shipping)! This is in addition to all the other benefits they already get as a Stampin' Up! hostess.

If your hostess' workshop sales total is
Your hostess earns hostess dollars

It's Good to Be the Hostess
Total Free Stampin' Up! Merchandise
$160 plus 15% of amount over $
$195 plus 15% of amount over $1,000

4 items

Things to Remember
  • Only customer and workshop order types qualify for this promotion. Online orders do not qualify.
  • Orders must be $350 or more to qualify.
  • Orders larger than $350 are not eligible for additional hostess free merchandise dollars. For example, a $700 workshop does not receive $70 in additional dollars. All orders over $350 always receive $35 in additional free hostess dollars.
  • Hostesses may use their additional $35 in free merchandise on any catalog/mini catalog products.
Contact me today to book your holiday workshop. I still have a few spots open! What's more fun than getting together with friends and making something for the holidays....Oh, I know, all the FREE stuff that comes along with it!


Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Freshly Made Sketches Challenge #9

Today I would like to share with you a new sketch challenge that I have chosen to participate in. I've found that I make my best creations and have the most fun creating when I'm doing a challenge. So, I've been looking around at some of the various blogs and I have my eye on a few that I think I just may try. Here is one of them.....

Here is my card for the Freshly Made Sketches Challenge # 9:

Now, this may look like a pretty simple layout, however I actually had a bit of trouble getting started. I ended up designing my card around the Filigree Brads on either side. I then choose the Denim Jean Ribbon as I've been wanting to use this on a card lately. After staring at the brads and ribbon for a while a little bit of country came into my mind so I went with the Countryside stamp sent. Finished with the "thank you" from the Delightful Dozen stamp set and there you have it. My first creation for the Freshly Made Sketches! What do you think?

Stamps: Countryside, Delightful Dozen
Ink: Timber Staz On, More Mustard, Cajun Craze, Chocolate Chip, Cherry Cobbler, Wild Wasabi, Garden Green
Card stock: Garden Green, Wild Wasabi, Chocolate chip, Whisper White
Accessories: Aqua Painter, Tulip Embossing Folder Filigree Brads, Denim Jean Ribbon, Dimensionals