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Thursday, November 29, 2012

This was a simple card made with the Watercolor Wonder stamp set (129727), Ornament Keepsakes stamp set (128051), and More Merry Messages (126402).  My ink colors were Always Artichoke, Cherry Cobbler (my favorite red!), and Midnight Muse.  I think Midnight Muse is such a wonderfully rich blue, don't you?  I am using that a lot lately.  I used the Midnight Muse Stitched Satin Ribbon for trim and the Oval and Scalloped Oval punches for the sentiment.  The ornaments were cut out with the Holiday Ornaments Framelits Dies and popped up with Dimensionals.  Paper colors are simple and clean with Midnight Muse as background and Very Vanilla in the foreground.  After photographing this card I added a little bling with a Rhinestone in the center of the round ornament.  It was just enough!  I CASEd the basic idea for this card from one I saw at the Stampin' Up! Chattanooga Regional Event in September.  Please leave me a comment and let me know what you think.

Monday, November 26, 2012

Thinking of You

I just love these cute ornaments from the Ornaments Keepsakes Stamp Set (128051) and cut out with the Holiday Ornaments Framelits Dies (127816).  I used Midnight Muse and Raspberry Ripple paper and ink for a different twist on Christmas colors.  A little bling has been added on the ornaments with Rhinestone Basic Jewels (119246).  I really like the total effect.  Please leave me a comment and let me know what you think.

Saturday, November 24, 2012

Christmas In The Heart

This is a quick Christmas card I made using the new Heart of Christmas Stamp (128129).  The Labels Collection Framelits (125598) create the fun shapes here, and the Be of Good Cheer Designer Series Paper (126896) gives it some quick pizazz.  The Small Heart Punch (117193) and Red Glimmer Paper (121790) give it just the right finishing touch.  Please leave a comment and let me know what you think.

Note:  I don't think I will photograph any more cards on the doily (made by my Grandma).  It's just too busy.  There are a few more cards to be posted that have already been photographed that way.  Sorry.

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Christmas Blessings

This card is one I created for the card sale at church.  The greeting is a non-Stampin' Up! greeting, but everything else is Stampin' Up! product.  The card base is embossed with the Lacy Brocade Embossing Folder (127819) and the greeting has been cut out with the Apothecary Accents Framelits (127003).  The lovely branches come from the Watercolor Winter Stamp Set (129727 Clear).  The little accent flower is from the Boho Blossoms Punch (119858), dotted in the center with a tiny Basic Pearl (119247).  Dimensionals pop up the greeting.  Sponging ink around the edges always creates interest and dimension.  Please leave me a comment and let me know what you think.

Monday, November 19, 2012

Guest Stampers

Now it's time to show off the handiwork of my wonderfully talented Stamp Club ladies.  This darling project was made by Babetta Conklin.  It came with a cute little electronic candle inside.

This cute little guy was made by Billie Pryce.  Isn't he adorable!?  Gotta love that Woodgrain Embossing Folder!  Lovely fall leaves grace the inside of the card as well.

The next project was made by Margie Schlinker.  Margie just loves butterflies, and works them into as many projects as she can.  The top butterlfy is a punched image out of the glossy white card base.  The Tangerine Tango color you see is the inside of the card.  The other butterflies are embossed on the glossy white card stock with just a bit of glitter added to make them shimmer.

This birthday greeting was made by Judy Besancenez.  She has kept her card crisp and simple, but gave it lots of dimension using the Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder, the Blossom Punch and the Extra Large Oval Punch.  I love the cute detail she added making her "leaves" out of the new Gumball Green Satin Ribbon.

Julie Morgan created this lovely Thanksgiving table decoration.  Her leaves and pumpkin are popped up with Dimensionals, and the base is simply a large black paper clip so it will sit nicely on the table.

Melanie Papciak is turning our thoughts to Christmas with this beautifully creative wreath made with the Daydream Medallions Stamp Set.  Now that's a great use for a non-Christmas set!  Note the cute little Cardinal sitting on her wreath. 

The last guest stamper for today is Pam DeCiechi.  Her sweet little bag is a piece of Whisper White card stock stamped all over with snowflakes and scored and folded to create a gift bag.  Packaging like this makes the gift inside just that much more special! 

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Be Thankful!

There is always something for which to be thankful.  I am so very thankful for the opportunity to be creative with wonderful Stampin' Up! paper crafting supplies and the chance to make someone else smile with my projects!  Both of these projects were made at the last Stamp Club evening.  I can't take credit for the creativity here, though.  I CASEd them both from Dawn Olchefske.  I did tweak the turkey a bit, but isn't he just so very cute?  Once again, I used the Chevron Embossing Folder (Item 127749) to create texture in the turkey feathers.  You can see Dawn's tutorial for the turkey here.

Using the Timber Wheel (129717), my Simply Scored Tool (122334), the Small Oval Punch (120908), and the Extra Large Oval Punch (119859), Seasonal Sayings Stamp Set (128009 Clear), and the new 7/8" Cotton Ribbon (127844), I created this cute little treat box.  That Cotton Ribbon is so soft and wonderful to work with;  I just love it!  I used a piece of Linen Thread (104199) to tie on the greeting.  I am making one for every person joining our family for Thanksgiving next Thursday.  There will be 30 treat boxes when I am finished, and they will each be filled with some yummy goodies.  The tutorial for the cute little treat box is here.

Saturday, November 17, 2012

On-Line Extravaganza!

Stampin' Up! On-Line Extravaganza Starts Monday!

It all begins Monday, November 19 and runs through Wednesday, November 28.  The Stampin' Up On-Line Extravaganza is our biggest on-line promotion of the year with savings up to 50% on some of your favorite products PLUS 24 hour "doorbuster" specials on Monday, November 19 and Wednesday, November 28 that you won't want to miss!


  • Discounts range between 20% and 50% (AWESOME!)
  • Discounted products are available on all order types
  • No minimum purchase required
  • For product bundles, you need to use the bundle item numbers provided.  If you use individual item numbers, you won't get the discount (bummer)
  • You can buy additional products from any of our current catalogs on the same order

Click the link below to see the list of all the great bargains available.

Two Brand New Products!

2 Brand New Products & Videos from Stampin' Up!

AVAILABLE NOW!  Stampin' Up! is offering two exciting products!  Please leave me a comment at the end of this post with your thoughts on these two products!  I would love to get your feedback.
Texture Boutique Embossing Machine--test product
Give the gift of texture. The Texture Boutique works with our Textured Impressions Embossing Folders to transform ordinary cardstock, paper, metallic foil, or vellum into an embossed, textured masterpiece. This machine embosses only; it does not die cut.  Stampin' Up! has 4,000 available to be sold only while supplies last. If this product test goes well, Stampin' Up! may offer the Texture Boutique again in the future.  Purchase just the Texture Boutique Embossing Machine (item 132657) for $29.95.
To help you with your gift-giving needs, Stampin' Up! is offering a special Texture Boutique Bundle (item 132700) that includes the Texture Boutique Embossing Machine and the Flower Garden and Stripes Textured Impressions Embossing Folders for $39.95 (a $45.85 value).

Talking Tag - new product
Give the gift of sound. Handcrafted projects show loved ones how much you care--let your voice tell them too! With Talking Tag, you can record your own personal message that recipients can access by scanning the Talking Tag. Attach them to cards, invitations, gift tags, business cards, catalogs, scrapbook pages, wine bottles . . . well, anything!
Buy 'em by the sheet! You get 10 tags for $7.95 (item 129723).

Friday, November 16, 2012

Texture, Texture, Texture!

I just love texture and depth in a card.  Create texture in your cards with embossing folders, and WOW, do we have a lot of embossing folders to choose from!  I am hooked on these cool tools and just HAVE to get each new one as they are available!  This card uses the Woodgrain Embossing Folder and the Square Lattice Embossing Folder.  I posted an earlier version of this card a couple weeks ago, but decided to make it again for Stamp Club and added the acorns.  How fun they look!  Please leave me a comment and let me know what you think.

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Happy Birthday Pirate

This is the fun birthday card I made for my son.  He loves fencing and his fencing club is called the Buccaneer Blades.  His birthday present was a new electric fencing sword to go with the pirate card.  Aaaargh!  Thanks to Rae Harper for the great idea!

Fall Birthday Card

This is a very generic fall birthday card.  It could work for men or women.  However, I think it really makes a great guy card!  It's simple and crisp.  I did use the spritzing tool to mist a little Crumb Cake ink across the images to soften it a bit.  I can't take credit for the idea, though.  This is a CASE from Mary Fish.  Please leave me a comment and let me know what you think.

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Funday Sunday Punch Art

Sorry I haven't posted since last week.  I have been really focused on making cards for our fall card sale at church.  The sale is next Sunday, so I only have one more week to fill up those boxes with beautiful cards.  Stamping at church on Monday, the ladies finished lots of fabulous cards for the sale.  I just have to finish sorting and counting them.

I do have some fun punch art to show you today.  These projects were made at our last Funday Sunday event.  The original patterns came from Jackie Topa.  Of course, I tend to tweak things just a bit.  Please leave me a comment and let me know what you think.  I just love Henrietta Hippo!

Sunday, November 4, 2012

Baby Boy Dresser Card

This is my baby boy version of the dresser card I posted earlier.  I just love this cute pattern!  Please leave me a comment and let me know what you think.

Friday, November 2, 2012

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