Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Weekly Deals August 25th

Check out the deals being offered this week!  Remember, the discount prices are only valid Aug.25 to Aug. 31, so make sure you grab what you want ASAP!  I really love the gold glimmer paper for holiday projects.




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Thursday, August 20, 2015

CAS(E) This Sketch #136

Hello stampers!

This is a card that I like to think of as a little something old and a little something new.  The old part is the  bit of Midnight Muse card stock that I added to the top of the card.  I loved that color and the envelope that holds all of what I have left is always next to my desk just in case I need this exact shade of blue!  The something new are these fabulous new dies from Stampin' Up!'s 2015 Holiday Catalog!


I have created this card for the CAS(E) This Sketch Challenge.   You can click on the picture below to go to the challenge blog and check it out.


Here is a close up of the top portion of the card. To create the snow on the Garden Green card stock, I first sponged on some Whisper White craft ink.  Then I used my glue pen and some Dazzling Diamonds to add the glittery edge.  I made a bit of a boo boo when trimming the ends of my paper - lesson learned on that one!


Stampin' Up! 2015 Holiday Catalog Items (Available Sept. 1st, 2015):
Jingle All the Way Stamp Set (Available in a bundle for 15% off)
Sleigh Ride Edgelits Dies (Available in a bundle for 15% off)
Gold & White 3/8" Glitter Ribbon
Big Shot Precision Plate


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Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Just Us Girls Challenge #306

Hi Stampers! 

Today I have a card to share with you that I entered into the Just Us Girls Challenge for this week.  It was a color challenge and I couldn't resist trying out some new stamps and dies.  The new Delicate Ornament Thinlits dies are so cool.  I pre-ordered the new Precision Plate for the Big Shot and it makes it super easy to cut out these intricate designs. No more wax paper for this girl!

The color challenge was to use black, red, and gray so I went with Basic Black, Real Red, and Smoky Slate as my color combo.


If you click on this image it will take you to the Just Us Girls Challenge blog where you can check out all of the fun inspiration for this color combo!
Here is a close up of the ornament.  Can you see all of the fun new products used?  


Stampin' Up! 2015 Holiday Catalog Items (Available Sept. 1st, 2015):
Delicate Ornament Thinlit Dies (available in a bundle for 15% off)
Embellished Ornaments Stamp Set (available in a bundle for 15% off)
Big Shot Precision Base Plate
Basic Black Archival Stampin' Pad
Silver Cording Trim
Red Foil Sheets



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Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Stampin' Up! Weekly Deals Aug. 18-24

Check out these deals from Stampin' Up!  These products are only available at this price today Aug. 18th, 2015 until Aug. 24th, 2015.  Snatch them up now!


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Monday, August 17, 2015

Color Throwdown #355

Hi Stampers!

I'm using more new product today for the Color Throwdown challenge.  I think I buy a snowflake set every single year.  I just LOVE snowflakes!  (Too bad I hate real snow.)  Here's the color combo for this week's Color Throwdown.  If you want to play along, just click on the image below to go to their blog.


I went with Pacific Point, Tempting Turquoise, and Smokey Slate as my colors for this throw down.  I thought they were perfect for a snowflake card!  


It might be difficult to see in the picture, but for the turquoise snowflakes, I added some sparkle with Iridescent Ice Stampin' emboss powder.  This is really easy to do with photopolymer stamps.  First I stamped the snowflakes with the Tempting Turquoise ink.  After the ink has dried, I stamp again with Versamark and then heat emboss with the embossing powder.  It's really easy to line up the images because of the see through photopolymer stamps.


I also added some of the fun new bling from the catalog to certain snowflakes for some extra sparkle! These are the Winter Wonderland Embellishments.  Do you also see the two new punches I used on this card? 


Hope that you have enjoyed my card today.  Tell me what products from the new catalog you are most excited about in the comments!

Sneak Peek Products Used (Available Sept. 1st, 2015):
Winter Wonderland Embellishments
Snow Flurry Punch (will be available in a bundle)
Flurry of Wishes Photopolymer Stamp Set (will be available in a bundle)
Curvy Corner Trio Punch


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Sunday, August 16, 2015

Freshly Made Sketches #199

Hi Stampers!

Today I have a sneak peek at a bunch of products from the brand new Stampin' Up! 2015 Holiday Catalog!  I love being able to pre-order the holiday products so that I can get a head start on all of my holiday crafting.  

I took some inspiration from the Freshly Made Sketches challenge blog.  Here's the sketch that they posted for this week.


Here's my take on the sketch.  I wanted to use a bunch of the new Halloween themed products from Stampin' Up!  I used the new Witches' Night stamp set.  It's photopolymer set that coordinates with a brand new home decor project kit, but it is also a great stand alone set for Halloween cards.  Look at how big the stamp is!  It's a perfect focal point for a card.  I used it alone on a piece of Tangelo Twist card stock here, but it coordinates with the Lots of Labels framelits from the annual catalog.  Do you also see the new Happy Haunting Designer Series Paper?  It's really cute!



I repeated the same washi tape flags on the inside of the card for more interest.  This is the new Happy Haunting Designer Washi Tape.  You know I love washi!  There is also a third roll of tape which is Tangelo Twist with little white stars on it.


Hope you enjoyed some of my sneak peeks at the new catalog today!  If you need some inspiration, make sure you check out the Freshly Made Sketches blog by clicking on the sketch above.  

Sneak Peek Items (available Sept. 1st, 2015):
Witches' Night Photopolymer Stamp Set
Happy Haunting Designer Series Paper
Happy Haunting Designer Washi Tape
Basic Black Archival Stampin' Pad


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Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Stampin' Up! Weekly Deals - Week of Aug 11 - Aug 17

Check out all of the great deals added this week!  Super low prices on these great items, including a Tag Topper punch!  The tag topper punches are my favorite.


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Sunday, August 9, 2015

Watercolor Wings Gift Tag - Quick and Easy!

Hi Stampers!

Today I have a quick and easy project to share with you.  It's a fun little tag made with the Watercolor Wings stamp set.  This stamp set is a lot of fun to play with it.  You just keep adding layer upon layer of color until you get the effect you want.  Because they are photopolymer stamps, it's super easy to line up the images for perfect stamping every time.


I was able to create this tag in under 10 minutes!  You can just as easily create these tags yourself!  Any questions?  Let me know in the comments.  Thanks for looking!



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Thursday, August 6, 2015

Freshly Made Sketches 198 - Bridal Shower Card

Hi Stampers!

Today I have a card for you that I actually did a stash dive on.  I was trying to use up some of my retired supplies on this card.  I thought the color combo was perfect for a summertime bridal shower.  I used sketch 198 from the Freshly Made Sketches challenge blog as my inspiration.

Here's the card that I made:
bridal shower

Sadly, this stamp set, Love and Laughter, is no longer available.  I really loved this set.  I was a dummy and got rid of mine, so I had to go and borrow it from my friend!  I loved this Gold Soiree Designer Series Paper!  It's on the clearance rack right now so be sure to stock up!!!

Here is the sketch I used for inspiration.  I love it!   It's so simple, but you can really add to it depending on your personal stamping style.

Here's a close up of the gold emobossed bridal gown.  I love how the gown is formed from all different sized text.
Sarah's Stamp Lab

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Wednesday, August 5, 2015

You Rock!

Hi Stampers!

For today's card I went a little out of my comfort zone.  I worked with a very bright, masculine color palette.  I really love the new Layered Letters Alphabet stamp set from the 2015-2016 Annual Stampin' Up! Catalog.  It's probably my favorite alpha set ever.  It's a lot of fun to play with.  Great for cards, but it's also a large enough size that it would look great on a scrapbook layout!  I'm definitely going to have to try that!


Do you have this alpha set?  Do you love it?  If not, what's your favorite alpha stamp set?  Let me know in the comments! :-)



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Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Stampin' Up! Weekly Deals - August 4th

Check out the fantastic weekly deals on sale beginning today August 4th thru August 10th!  Contact me if you have any questions!  I would love to hear your thoughts on the products in the comments below.  What's your favorite item this week?




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