Thursday, October 24, 2013

More October Deals!

 Hello there my Stampin' friends,
I just had to tell you about the latest promotions Stampin' UP! is having to celebrate it's 25th anniversary!  There is SOOO much going on in October, I can hardly keep up!  Check this out...

This Week’s Weekly Deal!

Stampin'UP! has been offering weekly deals on certain it's time for another weekly deal! Weekly Deal

A Fun New Product!

Cut & Ready Card Bases - yes you read that right!
Do you hate cutting your cardstock…here's something just for YOU! These pre-scored, pre-cut card bases will make it easy for you to create a stack of cards in no time-or even just a card or two. Think of it . . . holiday cards, thank you cards, party invitations, and more in a snap! (I can hear you breathe a sigh of relief.)
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Happy Birthday Stampin’ Up! – 25 stamp sets for $25

October 25th is Stampin' Up!'s official 25th Anniversary…so to celebrate, they are offering 25 stamp sets for 25% off! How fun is that?!   Click here to see the full list of Stampsets that are on sale!  Then pop on over to my on-line store here  to place your order - the product will come straight to your door!  :)
As always, if you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact me for more information!
Happy Stampin'

Sunday, October 20, 2013

Freshly Made Sketches #108 (FMS #108) and Color Me Christmas

Hey there my Stampin' friends!
Glad you were able to stop by today.  I wanted to give you a sneak peak at the card I am going to make with my card class friends at my next Christmas card class!
I had a request from one of my friends to do a card with some colouring - so what better stamp set than the new Color Me Christmas, from the new Seasonal Catalogue!
I just love these little characters!  There are 5 in all.  Click on the catalogue on the left of my blog and get a direct link to the pages inside! 
I chose to use the present image for the sample, but there is a Santa, Rudolf, a Christmas tree and a stocking - perfect!
I also used my favorite embossing folder ....the fab chevron!  As well as the carry over stampset More Merry Messages!  If you have trouble with what to say inside a card - this set is for you!  There are 10 stamps in this set! 
Well, here is my card.
The supplies I used are....
Color Me Christmas Stamp Set
More Merry Messages Stamp Set
Whisper White Cardstock
Cherry Cobbler Cardstock
Old Olive Cardstock
Black Stazon Ink
Blender Pens
Cherry Cobbler Inkpad
Old Olive Inkpad
Chevron Embossing Folder
Big Shot
Old Olive Ribbon (Clearance Rack)
I hope you like my card.  Now hop on over the Freshly Made Sketches to see all of the great talent there! 
 Happy Stampin'


Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Celebrate with Weekly Deals from Stampin' UP!

Have you heard?  Stampin' UP! is offering weekly deals to celebrate their 25th anniversary!
Just look at these awesome prices! 
Please note that these deals will be offered “while supplies last” and that the discount will appear in your shopping bag when you check out.
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To order these or any other supplies, stop in at my on-line store here.  Don't forget to check out the clearance rack while you are there!
Happy Stampin'

Monday, October 14, 2013

Thanksgiving with a Gorgeous Grung Scrapbook Page!

Hi there my Stampin' friends!
Today is Thanksgiving here in Canada!  My family spends the long weekend camping along with two other families.  We have a full traditional meal with all the fixings in the great out doors!  Camping with the leaves in their beautiful fall colours is awesome...and no bugs!

Have you seen the new Gorgeous Grunge stamp set from the Annual Catalogue?  Woowzers!  Gorgeous is right!  It has to be my new favourite stamp set!  If you haven't noticed it - check out on page 109 of the catalogue. 
It is SO versatile - perfect for some added touches to a card or scrapbook page.
I decided to try it out on a scrapbook page using a picture of two people I am VERY thankful for - my two youngest boys!  I just LOVE this picture of them together - it shows how thankful they are for each other as well!

Here is my page....

 There are SO many things going on with this page!  I started with Epic Day This and That Designer Series Paper and used my Gorgeous Grunge splotches in different colours. 

I used the Six-Sided Sampler Bundle to create the honey comb shapes on the left side of the picture - you save %15 when you buy the Stampset and matching punch! 

I also used super fun ABC - 123 Sketch Alphabet and Numbers Stampset to create the word LOVE!  It is awesome for scrapbook pages!

And let's not forget the Washi tape!  Have you tried this yet?  I can't believe how easy it is to use!

Here is the full list of supplies I used...

Epic Day This and That DSP
Crumb Cake Cardstock
Six-Sided Sampler Bundle (Stampset and matching punch)
Gorgeous Grunge Stampset
ABC - 123 Alphabet and Numbers Stampset
Pool Party Inkpad
Calypso Coral Inkpad
Early Espresso Inkpad
Epic Day Designer Washi Tape
3/4" Chevron Ribbon in Calypso Coral

Happy Stampin'


Monday, October 7, 2013

Stampin' Royalty Challenge #196

Hello there!  Really glad you stopped by!
Have you been over to Stampin' Royalty lately?  They have a BEAUTIFUL, festive fall picture for inspiration this week!  It is totally up my alley - I would feel very at home if I lived in that picture! 
So I did my best to try to re-create this classy, traditional and festive feel.  To do this, I chose to use my all-time favourite paper!  I have waited an entire year to use this paper (yes it is retired) - do you ever have that?  You love a paper so much you don't want to use it?  Please tell me that I am not the only one who is addicted to paper!  So I kept my card simple to get full view of it! 
Here is my card.  Let me know what you think!
I hope you can see the picture ok - my camera has decided not to show up for work today! 
I used one of the pieces from the Designer Series Paper of last year's Halloween pack - it just screams classy, doesn't it?
I added a little pumpkin punch art - I just love making these!  They are perfect whether you use a circle or oval punch.  I used the bird builder punch for the leaves.  They are awesome on a scrapbook page too!
Here is the list of supplies I used........
Pumpkin Pie Cardstock
Basic Black Cardstock
Very Vanilla Cardstock
Basic Black Inkpad
1" Circle Punch
Bird Builder Punch
1" Square Punch (for the banner end for the saying)
Howlstooth & Scaringbone Designer Series Paper (regrettably retired)
1/8" Taffeta Ribbon - Pumpkin Pie
Happy Stampin'

Freshly Made Sketches -FMS106 - and Seasonal Sayings

Good morning my Stampin' friends!

I have a really quick post for you this morning - I decided to participate in the Freshly Made Sketches Challenge and use one of my favourite stamp sets Seasonal Saying! 
It is a perfect set for this time of year - it covers Thanksgiving, Halloween, Christmas and even Valentine's Day!  Who could ask for more!
I chose to make a Thanksgiving card - perfect for the host or hostess of your festive gathering! 
Here is my card...........

I used A LOT of my favourite things.  Here is the list of supplies I used...

Crumb Cake Card Stock
Very Vanilla Card Stock
Rich Razzleberry Card Stock
Early Espresso Card Stock
Early Espresso Ink
Seasonal Saying Stamp Set
Ovals Collection Framelits
Rich Razzleberry Ribbon
Big Shot
Woodgrain Embossing folder
Autumn Accents Bigz Die for the perfect little acorn

Thank you for stopping by.  Now head on over to Freshly Made Sketches and see all the great creations that are there!

Happy Stampin'