Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Stamp Set on Sale!!

Just a really super quick post for now to let you know that you can order the Wishing You Cheer stamp set for 20% off!!! This is a Stampin' Up! special and only is good through THIS Saturday, Nov 3rd. Please let me know right away if you want to take advantage of this special.

Also, for the whole month of November, there is the Paper Party Promo. With this promotion, you order 3 packs of Stampin' Up!'s beautiful Designer Series Scrapbooking paper, and get a 4th pack for FREE!!! (Check out the papers on pages 170 to 173 of the Fall/Winter catalog and some papers in the Holiday Mini Catalog. If you don't have copies of these at home, then you can see them online HERE. Do you want a copy of the catalog to have at home? If so, contact me and I will give you details.)

Happy stamping! I'll try to post more cards again soon. :0)

Monday, October 29, 2007

Snowmen Cards

Well, I have a couple of snowmen cards created by my some of my very talented downline that I want to share with you tonight. I'm pushed for time, but really wanted to share these with you. The blue and brown card was created by Connie D. and she used the Flaky Friends stamp set. Love the corner rounder punch that she used and the snowflakes at the top of the card! I think I'm a good friend to her, so does that make me a flake?!? (see the sentiment on her card) Thanks for sharing this card idea, Connie!

The green, blue and burgundy was created by Jo Ann M. who used the It's Snow Time stamp set and the Snowman Fun wheel. Love the layering and can you see all the glitter that she used on the snowmen at the top and the snowflakes at the bottom? (the picture didn't do it just to the way the glitter sparkles in person!) Thanks for this cute idea, Jo Ann.

And it is really supposed to get cold here tonight. I think these ladies and their snowman cards brought the cold weather our way! Also, keep watching my blog for a couple more swap cards that I have to share soon. By the way, I am so excited that my blog count has gone over 500!!! Thanks so much for taking the time to stop by and look. Happy stamping, everyone!

Saturday, October 27, 2007

Double Pocket card and Box

We had our local Cottage Stampers demo meeting this week and these are the cute projects that we made. Two of the pictures are of the double pocket card. We used Chocolate Chip, River Rock, Wild Wasabi and Whisper White cardstock, plus the great Apple Cider Designer Scrapbooking paper that is in the Holiday Mini catalog (only available thru Nov 30th)! For the super cute pumpkins and the leaves stamped on the card inserts, we used the Autumn Harvest stamp set (also from the Holiday mini catalog). For the pumpkins, we just stamped them in Chocolate Chip ink on the scrapbooking paper, then cut them out and attached. My mind is swirling with more ideas using this inspiration!!! The leaves we stamped in fall colors, like Really Rust, Wild Wasabi, and River Rock. For the "A Note for You" words, we used the Elegant Notes stamp set (great to make cards and gifts for music teachers---check it out!) and Chocolate Chip ink. We finished off this project with the Ticket Corner punch and some staples. Viola'---thanks for the beautiful creation, Kristin!! I can't remember for sure where Kristin found this idea/pattern. I'll update you if I find out.

Our second project is a little peppermint patty holder. Isn't it cute? Again we used the Apple Cider Designer Scrapbooking paper, but this time we used Really Rust and Whisper White cardstock. We scored and cut to make the little box, then we used Vintage Brads and 1/16" handheld punch to hold our grosgrain ribbon (in our example we used brown, which is now discontinued, but there are lots of other great colors!) in place for the handle. Then to make little peppermint patty "sandwiches", we used SU!s great new Scallop Punch and 1 3/8" circle punch. We stamped an image from the True Friend stamp set in Really Rust ink on Whisper White CS and punched it out. Attach those circles to the Really Rust Scallop punched pieces and then attach with only a little adhesive to your peppermint patties. I love how these turned out!! I'm dying to eat my peppermint patties though. :0) I know that Kristin got this idea/pattern from a lady named Cambria. Thanks for the inspiration!

I hope you enjoyed these projects. I have more cards to share from our swap at the demo meeting. Watch for those over the next few days! Now, go make a card, send it, and make someone's day!

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Gift Set

Here are some pictures of a gift set that I made for a guest speaker at our home school meeting tonight. It includes a notebook, a candle, and a set of 5 notecards (with stamped matching envelopes). I even made a quick gift bag to put it all in. The stamp set I used was Heartfelt Thanks and my colors are Bashful Blue, Certainly Celery, Garden Green and Night of Navy. I also used TONS of ribbon because we girls love ribbon, don't we? Oh, I used the Headline Alphabet to make the monogram notecards, too. Hope you enjoyed this quick and easy project!!!
Happy Stamping, everyone!

Thursday, October 18, 2007

Check out this TIN!!!

I wanted to share a new project with you today. Sorry for my long absense, but I was out of town for the end of last week and the weekend, and now I'm behind on everything!!

Here is an example for my Tin class on November 29th. I used SU!s new DASHING Designer Series scrap booking paper, but for the class, you can order whichever SU! paper you like best. You must sign up for the class by Monday, Nov 12th so that I will have time to order your scrap booking paper for you! Anyway, for my tin, I used the DASHING paper and lots of ribbon to decorate the outside. Inside, I used Naturals Ivory, Old Olive, and Real Red cardstock to make dividers. These tins are great for card holders, recipe boxes, or even a cute purse for a little girl!
I hope you like it. Happy Stamping, everyone!

Monday, October 8, 2007

Visiting with friends

These pictures are of a card that I submitted to a Stampin' Up! contest for the month of October. I'll let you know if I happen to win anything. Competition is tough though. For this card, I used Stampin' Up!'s new Pretties Kit. The flowers and beads in the Pretties Kit are just beautiful!!! A real WOW! for your cards. And you get lots of stuff in your kit for only $29.95. (If you click on the link above, you can see a list of items.)

The only stamp sets that I used were the new background stamp called En Francais and the sentiment set called Wonderful Words. My colors for this card are Always Artichoke, Bashful Blue, and Chocolate Chip. For my flower, I used Sponge Daubers to apply ink to the flower to make it blue. Then I used Chocolate Chip Craft ink to apply the background stamp directly to the flower. You want to make sure to let the craft ink dry for a little while before handling. Craft ink is a thicker ink that takes longer to dry. While that was drying, I stamped the same background stamp on the bashful blue cardstock with bashful blue ink. I then used the stamp pad directly on the edges of the paper to give a little bit of an aged effect. I punched the corners with the Ticket Corner punch. Next I roughed up the edges of the Chocolate Chip piece of cardstock using the Cutter Kit. The Cutter Kit is a fun tool that you can use to cut, score, perforate or rough up edges of cardstock, like I did. I also used Chocolate Chip ink directly to the piece of cardstock. Final assembly included some of Stampin' Up!s new Tafetta Ribbon (the Chocolate Chip variety for this sample). Then some of the beads and a pin from the Pretties Kit, plus an Always Artichoke button and some linen thread. I used glue dots and Stampin' Dimensionals to adhere the flower, button and pin. And there you have it. I thought this card turned out beautifully. I've got my fingers crossed about the contest. It would be so much fun to see my name and a picture of my card in the Stampin' Up! monthly demo magazine. :0)

I didn't get any stamping done this weekend but my family had a wonderful visit with friends from India. They have come to visit the States for about six weeks and we had the privilege of spending the entire day with them on Saturday. We took them out to eat Chinese food. We thought they had probably had enough Indian food. :0) The picture above is with my husband and children and our friends.

Have a great day! Happy stamping!

Monday, October 1, 2007

Spiral Punch Card

How about this cute card created by my talented downline, Connie D.? Her husband has a photography side business, so she thought about using the Spiral Punch to make what looks like a film strip!!! I actually made this card from her sample at the demo shoebox swap that we did. It was the first time that I used the Spiral Punch and it was so much fun!! It's extremely easy to get even spacing with the punch.

We used some of SU!'s new In Colors, Wild Wasabi and River Rock, plus some Basic Black and Whisper White. We also used the Ticket Corner Punch. The stamp sets used were Zoofari and Hugs and Wishes. We stamped the monkeys with Brown and then colored in using a Blender Pen and River Rock ink, then we punched out with a Square Punch. Purely Pomegranate was used for the greeting.

What a super cute and easy card!! Thanks to Connie for the wonderful idea for using the Spiral Punch!! Happy Stamping, everyone!

Please also be in prayer for a dear friend of mine, Katy C., who is currently in the hospital. She is a very sick girl. If you want to check out her blog, it can be found here: http://www.katysblog.com/ .