Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Weekly Deals & My Paper Pumpkin!


Calypso Coral  3/4 Chevron Ribbon
CALYPSO CORAL 3/4" CHEVRON RIBBON
Price$8.95 $6.71
Fun Frames Textured Impressions Embossing Folder by Stampin' Up!
FUN FRAMES TEXTURED IMPRESSIONS EMBOSSING FOLDER
Price$8.95 $6.71
Jumbo Sticky Rounds
JUMBO STICKY ROUNDS
Price$4.95 $3.71
Little Buddy Birthday Wood Stamp Set by Stampin' Up!
LITTLE BUDDY BIRTHDAY WOOD-MOUNT STAMP SET
Price$21.95 $16.46
Settin’ Sail Photopolymer Stamp Set
SETTIN’ SAIL PHOTOPOLYMER STAMP SET
Price$13.95 $10.46
Soft Sky 1/2 Seam Binding Ribbon
SOFT SKY 1/2" SEAM BINDING RIBBON
Price$6.95 $5.21
Spook Central Designer Ensemble -- Digital Download
SPOOK CENTRAL DESIGNER ENSEMBLE - DIGITAL DOWNLOAD
Price$12.95 $7.77
Zig Zag Textured Impressions Embossing Folder by Stampin' Up!
ZIG ZAG TEXTURED IMPRESSIONS EMBOSSING FOLDER
Price$7.95 $5.96

For more information on our weekly deals, click here!

My Paper Pumpkin arrived the other day and I finally had a chance to open it this morning.  Here's what was in it:


Lots of fun components in this one.  I only had time to make one of the pie boxes, so here it is:


These were super cute and fun to make.  And guess what?!  They even included a page of other ideas to make with the kit in the box!  I also sent out my subscribers bonus project in the mail, so watch out for that!  If you subscribe to My Paper Pumpkin, extra kits of this project are now available, so if you have a big group coming for Thanksgiving, now is the time to stock up.  The extra projects also show a banner which is what I was thinking about when I first opened the box.  How about a banner with the complete box and die cut letters spelling out "THANKFUL".  Here's a quick video on this month's kit:



To sign up for your Paper Pumpkin experience, click here!

Sunday, October 19, 2014

SUDSOL Blog Tour!!!

Welcome to the SUDSOL Blog Tour.  SUDSOL (Simply Unique Demonstrators Sharing OnLine) is a wonderful online community dedicated to providing professional and creative information 24/7. The website is fabulous with tons of resources and support and the Creative Library has project ideas, patterns and instructions.  Stampin'Up! Demonstrators can click here for a 2 week trial membership and the opportunity to check it out!!!  Once you've signed for your FREE Trial, you can click here to see my sample gallery.

You just arrived here from Deborah Smart's blog at Stamp and Create and the next blog after mine is Debra Brown at My Whimsical Talents.

Our Blog Tour today features the Holiday Mini Catalog, so I thought  I'd throw out some samples for our 3 upcoming holidays.  My first project is a fun Halloween Treat Box.

I used the new Fall Fest stamp set and Fun Fall Framelits Dies to make this adorable graveyard Fry Box.  The new Note Tag Punch makes a perfect gravestone.  
Supplies used:

Fall Fest & Fun Fall Framelits Bundle, Note Tag Punch, Fry Box Bigz Die
Basic Black, Basic Gray, Whisper White, Old Olive card stock
Black StazOn ink, Little Letters Thinlits Dies, Fringe Scissors

My second project today is a Thanksgiving card featuring the new For All Things stamp set and Color Me Autumn Designer Series Paper.

Fall colors are my favorite, so this DSP spoke to me right off the bat.  I created my frame using a rectangle of Cajun Craze card stock and cutting a window out using the Square Framelits Dies.  

I used an acorn from the Autumn Accents Bigz Die for an embellishment.  I cut 2, then cut the top off one and ran it through the Big Shot with the Fancy Fan Embossing Folder.
Supplies used:

For All Things stamp set
Crushed Curry, Very Vanilla, Cajun Craze, Soft Suede card stock, Color Me Autumn DSP
Crushed Curry, Mossy Meadow and Soft Suede ink
Fancy Fan Embossing Folder, Squares Collection Framelits Dies, Autumn Accents Bigz Die
Linen Thread

And last, but not least, is my Christmas card featuring the Santa Stache stamp set.

I love the nutcracker image from this set.  I also love the fun and funky Santa & Co. Designer Series Paper. 

The image was colored with a mix of Blendabilities and Stampin' Write Markers.
Supplies used:

Santa Stache stamp set
Old Olive, Basic Black, Real Red, Basic Gray,& Whisper White card stock, Silver Glimmer Paper, Santa & Co. DSP
Memento Ink, Real Red Marker, Old Olive, Night of Navy, Smoky Slate & Skin Tone Blendabilities
Mustache Framelit Die, Rhinestone Basic Jewels

Fall Fest Photopolymer Bundle 
Fall Fest Photopolymer Bundle137628
Price$34.75
Fall is the time of the harvest, so be sure to collect these charming stamps. Stamp a pumpkin, or turn it into a cheerful jack-o-lantern, and add a ghost to convey the spirits of the season. Photopolymer. Set quantity: 11.


For All Things Clear-mount Stamp Set 
For All Things Clear-Mount Stamp Set135155
Price$17.95
Simple expressions of gratitude can be the most heartfelt. These down-to-earth clear- and wood-mount stamps will turn your thoughts to the traditions of fall like enjoying the crisp air and crunching through piles of leaves. Set quantity: 8.

Santa Stache Clear-mount Stamp Set 
Santa Stache Clear-Mount Stamp Set135035
Price$16.95
What could be better than a good pun to keep your sense of humor warm through the winter? Give the gift of a smile with these clever stamps. Clear-mount and wood-mount. Set quantity: 5.

Thank you for stopping by my blog.


CONTINUE on the Blog Tour

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Color Me Autumn!

Yesterday I chaperoned a band trip to an away football game which we won 42-0. I always hate for the other team to not score at least once.  They came close at one point, but didn't make it.  They ended up running out the game and not stopping the clock so it was a short second half.  Today, we're off to another marching competition so I'll be spending most of the weekend with the band.  Lots of fun but I'm glad we only have one more competition after today - woohoo!!!  They keep making those buses with smaller and smaller seats - my knees don't even fit in them, I have to sit sideways!

I received My Paper Pumpkin kit yesterday and will be working on that tomorrow - I can't wait!  I'm also excited about the SUDSOL Blog Tour on Monday so you won't want to miss out on that.

Today, I have a couple guest CrEW Stampers (while I finish up with my band activities).  This first project is from Janet Hathcoat and features our new black and white DSP - Back to Black.  Doesn't look black and white does it?  Maybe, it's magic?    No, just the wonderful use of our Stampin' Write Markers!!!


The flowers are from the Flower Shop stamp set and punched with the Pansy Punch.   

Janet has colored each of the feathers with the markers in fall colors.  You could do this with any combination to fit your occasion and to match your card stock - cool!!!
Supplies used:
Flower Shop & Tiny Tiny Wishes stamp sets
Pansy, Word Window and Modern Label Punches
Crumb Cake, Cajun Craze, Whisper White, Hello Honey and Wild Wasabi card stock
Stampin' Write Markers, Crisp Cantaloupe Thick Baker's Twine, Back to Black DSP
Wild Wasabi, Hello Honey and Lost Lagoon ink

Our second card today is from CrEW Stamper Brenda Fasulo.  This lovely tri-fold card has a fun surprise inside.  Brenda showcases several of our fall items from the Holiday Mini Catalog - Color Me Autumn DSP, For All Things stamp set, Fall Fest stamp set and Fun Fall Framelits Dies.

The center window is cut out with the Deco Labels Collection Framelits.  I loved how she used the Color Me Autumn DSP for an envelope liner.  

It's hard to tell from the photo, but she used Versamark, Heat and Stick Powder and Dazzling Diamonds Glitter over the stamped pumpkins so they're nice and sparkly.  

Here's the surprise - the inside of the card has a pocket to hold your personal sentiment!  A little washi tape and ribbon on top of the slider make it pop.  
Supplies used:
For All Things and Fall Fest stamp sets
Daffodil Delight and Very Vanilla card stock, Color Me Autumn DSP
Cajun Craze, Soft Suede, Hello Honey, Old Olive, Rich Razzleberry, Early Espresso, Crumb Cake and Versamark ink
Deco Label Collection Framelits, Fun Fall Framelits
Beach House Washi Tape, Old Olive Two Toned Trim, Heat & Stick Powder, Dazzling Diamonds Glitter, 1" Circle Punch

Back To Black Designer Series Paper by Stampin' Up! 
Back To Black Designer Series Paper133700
Price$10.95
So many designs, so many colors, so many uses! 12 sheets: 2 ea. of 6 double-sided designs. 12" x 12". Acid free, lignin free. Basic Black, Whisper White.
Color Me Autumn Designer Series Paper 
Color Me Autumn Designer Series Paper135820
Price$10.95
You can almost feel warm afternoons and beautiful foliage when holding this paper. But while it's beautiful just to look at, you can also make things with it! 12 sheets: 2 ea. of 6 double-sided designs. Acid free, lignin free

Friday, October 17, 2014

Fall colors abound!

Make sure to check back on Monday for our SUDSOL Blog Tour on Monday with projects featured from the Holiday Mini catalog and supplement!

Also, don't forget that when you join my Stampin'Up! team during the month of October, you get a FREE pack of Designer Series Paper each month for the next 6 months!  WOOHOO!  That's on top of all the great perks you get as a Demonstrator and a member of my team.  Click here for more details!

Today's projects feature some great fall cards from our Stampin' CrEW Members.  This first card is from JoAnn Graham.  You can check out her blog at Rock Paper Scissors.

For the background, JoAnn used the Hardwood background stamp.

The leaves are cut with the Autumn Accents Bigz Die, then veins were embossed with a stylus and colors were sponged on the leaves.  The speckle pattern came from the Gorgeous Grunge stamp set.  
Supplies used:
Gorgeous Grunge, Hardwood & A Dozen Thoughts stamp sets
Naturals Ivory card stock, So Saffron, Soft Suede, Cajun Craze and Very Vanilla card stock
Hello Honey, Cajun Craze, Soft Suede, Mossy Meadow and Early Espresso ink
Stylus, Autumn Accents Bigz Die, Word Window Punch

 This card came from one of our newest CrEW stampers, Suzette Davidson.  She used some great fall colors and two stamp sets to create this wonderful all purpose card.


Supplies used:
Blessed by God and Trust God stamp sets
Soft Suede ink
Tangerine Tango and Hello Honey card stock
1/4" Early Espresso Cotton Ribbon

Autumn Accents Bigz Die 
Autumn Accents Bigz Die127812
Price$21.95
Fast and easy cuttingÑshapes, 3-D items, and more. Largest image: 3" x 3".
UNSET
Hardwood Clear Stamp Set133035
Price$13.95
When you walk into a house and see beautiful hardwood floors, you instantly drool. Get that same reaction to your cards with this clear mount background stamp. Set Quantity: 1. First appeared in 2014-2015 Annual Catalog.


Blessed By God Clear Stamp Set by Stampin' Up! 
Blessed By God Clear-Mount Stamp Set134300
Price$18.95
There are so many times in life when you're Blessed by God. Baptism, marriage, and in friends are just a few of those reasons and you'll love how these clear mount images help you remember all those blessings.

Set quantity: 8
UNSET 
Trust God Clear Stamp Set126702
Price$14.95
Let God into your life with the phrases and thoughts in the Trust God clear mount set. They'll help you find the right words to say when your faith needs a little lift. Set Quantity: 7. First appeared in 2014-2015 Annual Catalog.

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

A new stamp set & a Vampire Treat Holder!

We have a beautiful new photopolymer stamp set to share with you today.  This set is available only while supplies last.  Imagine how this would look colored with your Stampin'Up! Blendabilities Markers!


 
  
Gentle Peace Photopolymer Stamp Set139523
Price$15.95
This beautiful Christmas set will work well with Blendabilities for a gorgeous stained glass look. Recommended clear block sizes are A, F, & H (not included in the set).

Our photopolymer stamps offer a versatile all-clear stamping option. You'll find that our photopolymer is top-quality and gives a perfectly stamped image every time. The stamps stick amazingly well to our clear blocks and are easy to place just where you want them. And best of all, you get to enjoy tons of images for a great price!

Set Quantity: 4
Today's project is this fun roll up treat holder I came up with last week.  It used the Oval Accent Die and the new Note Tag Punch.

The mouth is made with the Decorative Label Punch and the fangs are made with the smaller arrow in the What's Up Punch.

The image is from the Merry Everything stamp set.  2 fruit roll ups fit perfectly in the pocket.  
Supplies used:

Oval Accent Bigz L Die
1-3/4", 1", 3/4", 1/2" Circle Punches, Note Tag Punch, What's Up Punch, Decorative Label Punch
Black StazOn ink, Perfect Plum ink, Wisteria Wonder Marker
Real Red, Whisper White, Basic Black, Wisteria Wonder card stock, Black Baker's Twine

Clear Oval Accent Bigz Die

Clear Oval Accent Bigz Die127005
Price$21.95
Fast and easy cuttingÑshapes, 3-D items, and more. Clear to see where youÕre cutting. 5-3/8" x 4-1/16".
Merry Everything Clear-mount Stamp Set

Merry Everything Clear-Mount Stamp Set135071
Price$16.95
Labeling people is bad, but labeling gifts is good! These stamps work great with the Tag Punch to create the perfect accent for everything from Halloween treats to Christmas gifts. Set quantity: 5.
Note Tag Punch
Note Tag Punch135860
Price$16.95
Top off that treat with a trendy tag that coordinates with a variety of stamps. Punched image size: 1-1/2" x 2-3/16".
Decorative Label Punch
Decorative Label Punch120907
Price$16.95
Punches are a quick and easy way to add interest, dimension, and color to your cards, tags, and scrapbook pages. You can glue punched shapes directly onto your projects or layer a sheet of cardstock that has been punched over a coordinating cardstock for a reverse effect.

■ Sleek body style
■ Large surface area offers precise cutting and leverage
■ Locks to store
■ Slim and stackable
What's Up Punch by Stampin' Up! 
What's Up Punch133781
Price$16.95
Punches are a quick and easy way to add interest, dimension, and color to your cards, tags, and scrapbook pages. You can glue punched shapes directly onto your projects or layer a sheet of cardstock that has been punched over a coordinating cardstock for a reverse effect.

■ Sleek body style
■ Large surface area offers precise cutting and leverage
■ Locks to store
■ Slim and stackable

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Weekly Deals and a Halloween Treat Bag!


Darling Doily Thinlits Die by Stampin' Up!
DARLING DOILY THINLITS DIE
Price$24.95 $18.71
Decorative Window Gift Box
DECORATIVE WINDOW GIFT BOX
Price$4.95 $3.71
Floral Frames Framelits Die
FLORAL FRAMES FRAMELITS DIE
Price$26.95 $20.21
Mustache Framelits Die by Stampin' Up!
MUSTACHE FRAMELITS DIE
Price$7.95 $5.96
Perfect Print Numbers Bigz Die by Stampin' Up!
PERFECT PRINT NUMBERS BIGZ DIE
Price$24.95 $18.71
Spooky Treats Designer Template -- Digital Download
SPOOKY TREATS DESIGNER TEMPLATE - DIGITAL DOWNLOAD
Price$12.95 $7.77
Tiny Triangles Textured Impressions Embossing Folder by Stampin' Up!
TINY TRIANGLES TEXTURED IMPRESSIONS EMBOSSING FOLDER
Price$7.95 $5.96
TRULY GRATEFUL WOOD STAMP SET
Price$27.95 $20.96

I don't know about you, but I'm stocking up on the Decorative Window Gift Boxes!  For more information on our weekly deals, click here!

Our project today is from CrEW stamper Reta Daugherty.  She made this awesome gift bag using the new Fall Fest stamp set and Fun Fall Framelits Dies.
This bag is super cute with lots of stamped and die cut images.  

Here's a little closer look. The "Hello Fall" stamp is from the For All Things stamp set and punched with the Modern Label Punch.  The eyes are pearls colored with a black Sharpie and the black background shape is cut with the Window Frames Collection Framelits.

Here's a closer look at the Dazzling Details highlighting all the leaves.  This bag is super sparkly and fun.  
Supplies used:
Fall Fest and For All Things stamp sets, Modern Label Punch
Fun Fall and Windows Collection Framelits Dies
Rhinestones, Pearls and Dazzling Details, 1/8" Pumpkin Pie Ribbon
Basic Black, Pumpkin Pie, So Saffron, Whisper White, Old Olive, Cajun Craze, Baked Brown Sugar and Crushed Curry card stock
Pumpkin Pie, Old Olive, Crushed Curry, Cajun Craze, Basic Black, Early Espresso inks


Fall Fest Photopolymer Bundle 
Fall Fest Photopolymer Bundle137628
Price$34.75
Fall is the time of the harvest, so be sure to collect these charming stamps. Stamp a pumpkin, or turn it into a cheerful jack-o-lantern, and add a ghost to convey the spirits of the season. Photopolymer. Set quantity: 11.

For All Things Clear-mount Stamp Set 
For All Things Clear-Mount Stamp Set135155
Price$17.95
Simple expressions of gratitude can be the most heartfelt. These down-to-earth clear- and wood-mount stamps will turn your thoughts to the traditions of fall like enjoying the crisp air and crunching through piles of leaves. Set quantity: 8.