Thursday, October 31, 2013

Final Thank You Thursday!!

The Final Thank You Thursday!

We hope you have enjoyed the last month of our Thank You Thursday's, we sure have loved saying thank you! For this last one, we wanted to put a pretty little bow to wrap up them up and we thought what better way then with our Chevron Ribbon! Below you will find a few of our favorite colors.

Basic Black 3/4" Chevron Ribbon
Item # 130010
Regular Price: $8.95
Discounted Price: $6.71
Calypso Coral 3/4" Chevron Ribbon
Item #130018
Regular Price: $8.95
Discounted Price: $6.71

Crushed Curry 3/4" Chevron Ribbon
Item # 130019
Regular Price: $8.95
Discounted Price: $6.71

Island Indigo 3/4" Chevron Ribbon
Item # 131151
Regular Price: $8.95
Discounted Price: $6.71

Smoky Slate 3/4" Chevron Ribbon
Item # 131152
Regular Price: $8.95
Discounted Price: $6.71


Bye Bye Halloween....

I wanted to make one last Halloween card using the new Photopolymer stamps "Bite me".  I must say this spider web is fabulous!!  So if you need a web, get it before the frost wipes all the webs out! 

Also wanted to give an update on Endless Wishes, the Photopolymer Snowflake stamps with all the great sentiments.  This stamps set has been turned off due to High Demand!!  Once all orders are filled and another shipment is on the way, this set should be available soon.  So keep it on the top of your list, but be ready to get it ordered, cause you know how this works.  When we don't have something, everyone wants it!  LOL

Here is my Spider card:

I used left over cardstock from Samantha's Spooky card.  Stamped the webs in Basic Black on Naturals White and a few spiders......Sponged some Elegant eggplant for some shading.  Embossed the sentiment in White craft ink and White embossing powder on Basic Black card stock.  Then added Dazzling Details for that shimmery web effect!


Bite Me  134622  $13.95


Hope you all have a GREAT Halloween! 

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Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Samantha's Cards

One of my past downline had a home workshop Tuesday evening and here are her card choices.  Samantha has been blog hopping and the Halloween card is by Julie Day.

Both cards use sponging and this card uses the brayer.  Not a technique I teach very often and the results are not consistent and it gets inky!  The new Photopolymer Halloween set "Bite Me" gave us some sentiment choices, but the bats are from a retired set Wicked Cool.  A mask for the Moon was punched with the 2 1/2 Circle punch from a sticky note.  The sticky note was positioned on the card front and then Brayered with Rich Razzleberry.
When using a Brayer, ink it fully and then start rolling off your cardstock to avoid lines.  Same with sponging, use a circular motion and start off the card stock and sponge on and off.  It takes lots of ink, so keep going, but once it's on it's on! 
The mask was removed and the Trees stamped in Basic Black ink several times.  Elegant Eggplant was sponged in the corners and a few clouds added to the Moon.  Bats stamped in Basic Black ink.  More Basic Black ink sponged to the bottom.  The sentiments were stamped in White craft ink and embossed with White embossing powder on Black card stock.  Punched and popped up on the Elegant Eggplant card.  Spooky for sure!

One Light, One dark, the Brayer takes some practice!! 

The Christmas card is by Stampin' Up demo Laura Barto and uses sponging and masking.  I love the way the framelit focal point was cut to look like a window.  The card base is Night of Navy, with a Whisper White mat.  The sentiment was stamped in Night of Navy and then this layer was embossed with the Northern Flurry embossing folder.  Edges were sponged with Soft Sky and Night of Navy

The larger frame was cut with the Labels Framelits in Basic Black.  The size smaller was cut in Whisper White.  The Tree was stamped in Always Artichoke.  A mask was used for the Moon, buy punching a 1 3/8 Circle punch in a piece of scrap card stock.  The Moon was sponged with So Saffron and Summer Starfruit inks.  Edges were sponged lightly with the Blue inks.  This frame is then cut and popped up on the larger frame.  Summer Starfruit ribbon was tied across the mat a few Rhinestones added for some bling! 

Ingredients  Card 1:

Lovely as a Tree  127793  Clear $19.95,  128655  Wood $27.95
Bite Me  134622  $13.95  Photopolymer
Elegant Eggplant card stock  105126  $6.95
Naturals White card stock  102316  $7.50
Brayer  102395  $12.50
Sponges  101610  $3.50 (3) sponges
Rich Razzleberry ink  126950  $5.95
Elegant Eggplant ink  126969  $5.95
Black ink  126980  $5.95
White Craft ink  101731  $7.50
White Embossing powder  109132  $4.75
2 1/2 inch Circle punch for mask  120906  $16.95
Ticket Punch for sentiment  126883  $15.95

Card 2:

Lovely as a Tree  127793 Clear $19.95, 128655 Wood $27.95
Joy to the World  131799 Clear $16.95,  131796 Wood $21.95
Night of Navy card stock  100867  $6.95
Whisper White card stock  100730  $8.50
Basic Black card stock  121045  $6.95
Night of Navy ink  126970  $5.95
Always Artichoke ink  126972  $5.95
Soft Sky ink  131181  $5.95
Summer Starfruit ink  126991  $5.95
So Saffron ink  126957  $5.95
Labels Framelits  125598  $26.95
1 3/8 Circle punch  119860  $15.95
Northern Flurry embossing folder  120902  $7.95
Summer Starfruit Satin Stitched ribbon  126846  $8.95
Basic Rhinestones  119246  $4.95

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Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Weekly Deals! 10/29-11/4

Weekly Deals!

Great news! During this festive week, there are no tricks here, only treats! Make sure you head over to my store to get your deals before they run out.

Use Hostess Code T7ZT9Y2C until 6pm Nov.16th and be entered in the Mystery Hostess drawing!!

ALSO>>>>>>Make sure and check out the Digital download specials and Tag it Bundle!!

Secret Garden Framelits Dies
Item #129372
Regular Price: $24.95
            Discounted Price: $18.71
Stampin' Pierce Mat Item # 126199
Regular Price: $4.95
            Discounted Price: $3.71
7/8" Scallop Circle Punch Item # 129404
Regular Price: $12.95
            Discounted Price: $9.71
Ovals Collection Framelits Dies
Item #129381
Regular Price: $26.95
            Discounted Price: $20.21
Paper Snips Item # 103579
Regular Price: $9.95
            Discounted Price: $7.46
Baker's Twine Island Indigo Item # 125575
Regular Price: $2.95
            Discounted Price: $2.21
Blossom Petals XL Punch Item # 121808
Regular Price: $6.79
            Discounted Price: $5.09
Keep This Memory Photobook Template
Item # 129879
Regular Price: $19.95
            Discounted Price: $9.98


Harvest Blessings

Here is another Fall card perfect for Thanksgiving, a Manly Birthday or all occasion card.  The card base is Always Artichoke.  The Tractor is stamped in Always Artichoke on Naturals Ivory card stock.  The Sentiment is stamped in Early Expresso.  Then embossed with the Square Lattice embossing folder.  The Apples and pumpkins were stamped in Baked Brown Sugar and then water colored in Real Red and Pumpkin Pie inks.  Punched out with the Xlarge Oval punch and popped up on the card. 


Harvest Blessings  126452 Clear $13.95,  132016 Wood $17.95

Always Artichoke card stock  105119  $5.95
Naturals Ivory card stock  101849  $7.50
Always Artichoke ink  126972  $5.95
Early Expresso ink  126974  $5.95
Baked Brown Sugar ink  131174  $5.95
Real Red ink  126949  $5.95
Pumpkin Pie ink  126945  $5.95
Square Lattice embossing folder  119976  $7.95
Xlarge Oval punch 119859 $16.95

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Monday, October 28, 2013

Truly Grateful

Here is another Simple card except for cutting out the wheat!  I started with a So Saffron card base and a Very Vanilla mat.  The Chevron Background is stamped in So Saffron and the wheat is stamped in Baked Brown Sugar.  Another sheaf of wheat is stamped and cut out, Linen Thread is tied around the wheat.  A snip of Washi tape with the Sentiment stamped in Early Expresso ink complete the look. 


Truly Grateful  131733 Clear $19.95,  131730 Wood $27.95

So Saffron card stock  105118  $6.95
Very Vanilla card stock  101650  $8.50
So Saffron ink  126957  $5.95
Baked Brown Sugar ink  131174  $5.95
Early Expresso ink  126974  $5.95
Witches Brew Washi tape  132156  $4.95
Linen Thread  104199  $4.50

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Sunday, October 27, 2013

From Our Hearts Valentine's

I sent the box of 258 Christmas cards last week and the note below is from Martie Shea the founder of this Organization.  I am so happy to give to this cause and appreciate all who have helped me over this past year.  I am planning a Thanks for Giving event on Saturday November 30th.  I hope you can drop by and make a few cards for this cause.  I know it is a busy time, but after all the Turkey and feeling stuffed let's give a little to those who Serve our Country!!

Kathy, your box arrived yesterday / wow, beautiful cards, again! Thank you so very much for your consistent support - we could not do this without your help/ thank you, thank you!

Valentine cards are due December 29th, so I need to get started and need your help.  If you attend the event, I will have cards cut and ready for you to stamp and assemble.

If you can't attend the event, but have some hand stamped Valentine's you would like to donate, drop them by or make arrangements and I can pick them up.  Cards need to be fairly flat and NO glitter.  I plan to mail this box the 2nd week of December to avoid the last minute mail rush. 

Head on over to my website and rsvp!  Come for as long as you can stay.  Event will start at 9am-4pm. 

All Occasion cards are needed all year, Miss you, Love You, Thinking of You are always welcome in the boxes.  So let's get together and STAMP!!



Saturday, October 26, 2013

Santa Tag card

I used this Santa from Chalk Talk on the cards for the Troops and wanted to add a Stamp A Stack card.  I made 2 versions, 1 with ribbon and 1 with some jewels on an embossed piece of cardstock.  I like them both. 

The card base is Baked Brown Sugar, the Gumball Green and Cherry Cobbler accents.  Santa is cut out with the matching Chalk Talk Framelits.  Linen thread holds them together.  The Gumball tag is popped up and Santa is left to float. 


Tag it  130303  Clear  $16.95,  130300  Wood $ 22.95  This is the Ronald McDonald House Charity stamp, when you purchase $3 is donated to RMHC!!

Chalk Talk Framelits  129983  $24.95
Chevron Embossing folder  127749  $7.95
Baked Brown Sugar card stock  131296  $6.95
Gumball Green card stock  126840  $6.95
Whisper White card stock  100730  $8.50
Cherry Cobbler ink    126966  $5.95
Cherry Cobbler 1' Stitched Grosgrain Ribbon  132135  $8.95
Linen Thread 104199  $4.50
Rhinestones Basic Jewels  119246  $4.95

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Friday, October 25, 2013

Best of Autumn

This cards could be made with any leaf stamp.  We have quite a few available and 1 is 25% off!  Check out Gently Falling.........  123804 Clear sale price $26.96, 128430 Wood sale price 36.71!!

If I had known this stamp set would be on sale I would have used it, but trust me it is 2 step stamping and it is beautiful!! But I used Best of Autumn and the single Magnificent Maple stamp.  Love this color combo.  Bermuda Bay, Crushed Curry, Cajun Craze and Very Vanilla.


Magnificent Maple  131868  $9.95 Wood Only

Best of Autumn  134390  $14.95  Clear Only

Harvest of Thanks  131739 Clear $15.95,  131736 Wood $20.95

Apothecary Framelits 127003 $24.95
Bermuda Bay card stock  131197  $6.95
Bermuda Bay ink  131171  $5.95
Very Vanilla card stock  101650  $8.50
Crushed Curry ink  131173  $5.95
Cajun Craze ink  126965  $5.95
Burlap Ribbon  132140  $7.95
Woodgrain Embossing folder  127821  $7.95

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Thursday, October 24, 2013

ALL the Daily Deals!

I guess I was too early this morning and the full details of the Daily deals was not available.  So here is the entire picture!!  Sorry for the multiple posts.
Between these deals and the 25% off 25 Stamp sets, it's time to shop!  Todays deals are only good until 11:50 tonight.  Use Hostess code YC9DE3Z3 and also be entered in the Mystery Hostess drawing!!

Heart a Flutter Framelits!!

That is the Thursday Special!!  Item 130159  25% off making them $18.71  WOO HOO and the stamp set is also 25% off!!

25% off Samples

You all know how I feel about Gorgeous Grunge and it is on sale!!!  Zoo Babies is a must have set!!  Yippee Skippee, Hello Lovely and Label Love.  Here are a few samples to tempt you.....

 Zoo Babies

 Zoo Babies, Gorgeous Grunge and Label love

 Yippee Skippee and Gorgeous Grunge

 Hello Lovely and Gorgeous Grunge
Shop Online 24/7 and check out the ALL the 25% off stamp sets.  Offer good until Monday night 11:50pm.
I will post the Thursday daily deal as soon as I see it.  Hopefully before I leave for work,  If not check
The Thursday Deal is only good Thursday, so combine with the 25% off stamps and get the most bang for your buck!!  Use Hostess code YC9DE3Z3 and be entered in the Mystery Hostess drawing.  I will be drawing 2 names for sure, maybe 3 depending on the number of orders.

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Santa is Coming to Town.......

Here's my take on a swap from Convention.  I changed the belt buckle and added embossing and the Sentiment to the Beard. 
Start with a Real Red card base, add a 1 X 4 1/4 strip of Basic Black card stock.  Punch (2) 3/4 inch black buttons.  Champagne Glimmer paper is punched with the Curly Label punch.  I then punched a square with the Postage punch and trimmed it down to fit inside the Curly Label.  Apothecary Framelits makes the beard.  The Fancy Fan embossing folder makes a wavy beard.  Stamp your sentiment before you emboss!!

Oh, Goodie!  131889  Clear $8.95,   131886  Wood  $10.95  Check out the Bundles with this stamp set for Goodie bags!!
Real Red card stock  102485  $6.95
Basic Black card stock  121045  $6.95
Whisper White card stock  100730  $8.50
Champagne Glimmer paper  127885  $4.95
Curly Label punch  119851  $16.95
Postage punch  122344  $15.95
3/4 Circle punch  119873  $12.95
Apothecary Framelits  127003  $24.95
Fancy Fan Embossing folder  127751  $7.95

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Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Another Special? Weekly deal!!

OK. EGG all over my face, I assumed the weekly deal was the 25% off.........NO there is MORE!!!  Here is the regular weekly deal!!

Done, I think!!  LOL!!   Good thing is if you are shopping online you will see these special prices.  Love the new enhancements to the shopping site.

25% off 25 Stamps and Cut & Scored card bases!

I sent an email this morning about the 25% off Happy Birthday Sale,

then went to the dentist.....................................................

Checked the Demo site when I came home and another update, so see why I want you to follow the BLOG!!  The best place to stay up to date.....sorry for the graphic in the picture, but the card bases are 4 1/4 X 5 1/2.  Envelopes must be purchased separately.

And it's Tuesday, so that means new Digital Downloads.  I know not many of you use digital, but check them out you may be inspired!

25% off stamps special is good thru next Monday at 11:50 pm.

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Fall Collage

This card features random leaves and grunge stamped with the background peeking thru.  Line stamps work best for this technique allowing you images to be filled with the background colors.



Best Of Autumn  134390  14.95 Clear only
Gorgeous Grunge  130517  Clear  $17.95,  130514  Wood  $24.95
Cajun Craze ink  126965  $5.95
Crushed Curry ink  131173  $5.95
Crumb Cake ink  126975  $5.95
Pool Party ink  126982  $5.95
Baked Brown Sugar ink  131174  $5.95
Naturals Ivory card stock  101849  $7.50

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Monday, October 21, 2013

Fall Masked Background

I demoed this technique at a recent Stamp A Stack and this card uses that same technique.  Use masking tape and ink pads to create a color palette and then stamp over.  Feature ONE stamp as in this card.  Magnificent Maple, or make a collage of leaves which I will feature tomorrow.

The background colors are Cajun Craze, Crushed Curry and Baked Brown Sugar.  The leaves are stamped randomly in Baked Brown Sugar.  A piece of Linen Thread is tied around the Natural Ivory panel and then adhered to a Baked Brown Sugar mat.

Give Thanks is stamped in Baked Brown Sugar on the Card Base.


Magnificent Maple  131868  $9.95  Wood only 
Best of Autumn  134390  $14.95  Clear Only

Naturals Ivory card stock  101849  $7.50
Baked Brown Sugar card stock  131296  $6.95
Cajun Craze ink  126965  $5.95
Crushed Curry ink  131173  $5.95
Baked Brown Sugar ink  131174  $5.95
Linen Thread  104199  $4.50

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Sunday, October 20, 2013

Girl's Weekend Guest Bloggers....

Amy and Carolyn and I had a Girl's Stamping weekend.  We usually go out of town, but this year chose to hang out in the craft space at my house and not drag everything but the kitchen sink to the Ozarks!  Worked for me and gave us comfortabe beds to sleep in and quiet time to visit.

We had a massage to start off Friday night and it relaxed us to the point we did not stamp!  Oh MY!  Saturday we went out to Breakfast, shopped, cooked a Heavenly meal with our Heavenly Oil purchases and stamped til 2 am. 

Sunday we slept in a bit and then started stamping.  The girls worked on Halloween and Christmas cards and each made 30 cards!  Woo Hoo!

Here are a few of their cards using retired Christmas paper with current Stampin' Up stamps. 


Simple Christmas Greeting

This Simple Holiday card uses minimal supplies and goes together quick.  The card base is Whisper White and the sentiment is stamped directly to the card in Gumball Green ink.  Early Expresso frames the Chevron pattern from the Season of Style Designer paper pack and is embossed with the Perfect Polka Dot embossing folder. 
A Gumball Green circle was punched with the 2 1/2 Circle punch.  Two Trees from the Hostess Set Warmth & Wonder were stamped in Gumball Green ink on Gumball Green card stock. This Circle is popped up in the corner.  Dazzling Details is added to the branches for some sparkle. 


Warmth & Wonder  Hostess Set

Whisper White card stock  100730 $8.50
Season of Style Designer paper  132181  $6.95
Early Expresso card stock  119686  $6.95
Gumball Green ink   126861  $5.95
Gumball Green card stock  126840  $6.95
Perfect Polka Dot embossing folder  117335 $7.95
2 1/2 Circle punch  120906  $16.95
Dazzling Details  124117  $2.50

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Saturday, October 19, 2013

Snowman Gift card

Here are the Snowman gift card details.  I changed mine up a bit from the swap picture I posted yesterday.  Wanted to use current product and make sure it fit in a standard envelope. 

 Cut a piece of Basic Black card stock in half and cut the middle size envelope liner.
 Cut a piece of Whisper White card stock. 3 X 11.  Score and fold at 5 1/2.  This allows your hat to peek out the top.
 I embossed the top of the hat with the Argyle Embossing folder.
 Use stocky strip to adhere the side and bottom of the card to form a pocket.  Your Hat may need a trim on the bottom, adjust and it will fit perfectly!!  I added 2 strips of Designer paper to each side of the Snowman to form a Brim for the hat.  You could use ribbon or a contrasting color of Card stock.
The eyes are punched with the 1/2 circle punch, nose, the top of the Pennant Builder punch and the mouth the Itty Bitty Punch pack circle.  Use a glue dot or 2 to attach the gift card and slide in the pocket.  Decorate the other side with your sentiment.  I intended to add a Snowflake to the Brim and use the new Chalk pen on the eyes, but too late!  You will have to see it in person at Stamp A Stack next week.  This will be a SAS choice. 


Basic Black card stock  121045  $6.95
Whisper White card stock  100730  $8.50
Seasons of Style Designer paper  132340  $10.95
Envelope Framelits  132172  $26.95
1/2 Circle punch  119869  $5.95
Itty Bitty Punch pack  118309 $16.95
Pennant Builder punch  122361  $16.95  or snip a triangle with your scissors
Argyle Embossing folder  127750  $7.95

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