Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Season's Tweetings, PP223

Hi, Friends! Tomorrow is Thanksgiving which means I have lots of cooking and cleaning to do today, so I will keep this post brief. My newest obsession is anything Lawn Fawn, and I used a few new products today for the first time. This card will be for my son and his girlfriend, and I think he'll get a kick out of the earmuffs turned headphones.

I love LeAnne's sketch at The Paper Players so much that I had to use it a second time! 

I'm also entering this in the Simon Says Stamp Work it Wednesday Challenge.

Stampin' Up:
Card Stock: Whisper White
Ink Pads: Memento Tuxedo Black, Soft Suede
Blendabilities Markers: Cherry Cobber and Smoky Slate 
Tools: Big Shot

Lawn Fawn:
Stamp Sets: Winter Sparrows
Paper Stack: Snow Day
Tools: Stitched Rectangle, Stitched Snowflakes and Winter Sparrows Lawn Cuts

Off to bake pumpkin pie and cranberry bread! Have a wonderful Thanksgiving, everyone! 

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Merry & Modern, RS142

Hi Friends! Well, I attempted to complete all my Christmas cards last week but I'm not quite there yet. My goal is 75 cards and I'm up to about 55 so I'm getting close! This one combines images from two stamp sets, Fetival of Trees and Cheerful Tags.

The inspiration is this amazing collage style layout from Retro Sketches.

This was a quick and easy card to make thanks to the help of a few coordinating punches. A single rhinestone is the only embellishment, in keeping with the modern style of this card.

Stampin' Up Products Used:
Stamp Sets: Festival of Trees, Cheerful Tags
Card Stock: Whisper White, Cherry Cobbler, Crumb Cake
Designer Series Paper: Trim the Tree
Ink Pads: Cherry Cobbler, Crumb Cake
Tools: 1" Circle, Note Tag and Tree Punches
Accessories: Rhinestones

Thanks for visiting, and don't forget to leave a comment on my blog candy post by clicking here! 

Inky hugs :)

Monday, November 24, 2014

Stampin' Up Sale Starts Today!

Stampin' Up Online Extravaganza Starts Today
The Stampin' Up Online Extravaganza starts today with select items and bundles at discounted prices! Plus, there will be limited-time doorbusters on November 24 (today) and December 1. You don't want to miss them, as they are only while supplies last. See which products are on sale by clicking here.

Join Stampin' Up This Week to Save and Earn
Starting November 24 (today) through December 2 the Stampin' Up Starter kit will be offered for 25% off, at $74.25! You'll receive over $50 in free product and shipping is free. Plus, you'll get 5% cash back on all commissionable order placed in December! Contact me to learn more about becoming a Stampin' Up Demonstrator by clicking here, or click here to join now! 

Clearance Rack
Before you check out, be sure to check out the newest additions to the Clearance Rack.

Blog Candy
I'm celebrating my 1,000th post with blog candy! To enter to win, click here! 

Happy Stamping! 

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Many Merry Stars, PP223

Hi, Friends! The sweet and wonderful LeAnne is hostess this week at The Paper Players, and she has a great sketch for us to play along with. I knew right away that I had to ink up a new stamp set, Many Merry Stars.

The set was a must have for me for two reasons: It's photopolymer so lining things up perfectly is a breeze. Also, it coordinates with the Star Framelit Dies. Win-win! As an added bonus, some of the images are suitable for occassions other than Christmas.

I really love the color combo of Real Red and Soft Sky combined with a little bit of silver. The smaller star was heat embossed in silver and has some pretty shine.

Stampin' Up Products Used:
Stamp Sets: Many Merry Stars
Card Stock: Whisper White, Real Red, Soft Sky
Designer Series Paper: Nordic Noel
Ink Pads: Real Red, Soft Sky, Versamark
Tools: Big Shot, Stars Framelits, Heat Tool
Accessories: Frosted Sequins, Silver Embossing Powder, Nordic Designer Buttons, Real Red Woven Satin Ribbon

Please join us and play along with The Paper Players this week! Check out the wonderful creations by the rest of our Design Team, too! 

Saturday, November 22, 2014

My 1,000th Blog Post and Blog Candy Today!

Hi, Stampers! I am excited to say that today I have reached my 1,000th blog post, woo hoo! I thought I would celebrate by sharing some candy with my faithful followers. 

Since the holidays are just around the corner, I thought I would offer some perfectly coordinated holiday goodies from Stampin' Up. Included are: 16 6"x6" sheets of Snow Festival Designer Series Paper, a full roll (10 yards) of Gumball Green Sweater Trim, Snow Festival Designer Tags and a bottle of Dazzling Details. You'll be all ready to make some holiday projects!

How to play: Simply leave a comment at the end of this blog post (make sure it is this post only). Everyone is welcome to play! Any comment will do, but how about telling me how many holiday cards you plan on making this year? 

The deadline for entries is 6:00 pm ET, Friday, November 28th. Winner will be randomly selected using and announced on Saturday, November 29th. Winner must provide their mailing address (US only, please) within 48 hours, so be sure to check my post on the 29th to see if it is you!

Good Luck and Happy Stamping!

Friday, November 21, 2014

Endless Wishes Christmas Greetings

Hi Stampers! I have another Stamp-A-Stack card to share with you today. I've seen several different versions of this card floating around the web, so I'm not sure who to give credit to but I am not the original designer. I love the simplicity of it, and you need only a little strip of patterned paper. I whipped up a whole stack of these in a flash! 

The wow factor is the beautiful rhinestones, in contrast to the texture of the linen thread. Photopolymer stamps make lining up the sentiment a breeze.

Stampin' Up Products Used:
Stamp Sets: Endless Wishes
Card Stock: Very Vanilla
Designer Series Paper: Festival of Prints
Ink Pads: Crumb Cake, Cherry Cobbler, Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories: Linen Thread, Rhinestones

Be sure to tune in tomorrow for some blog candy!

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Lawn Fawn Bunnies, Merry and Bright

Hi, Friends! I'm still working on holiday cards, and today I have one featuring some fun products from Lawn Fawn. These little bunnies are just the cutest! They kind of remind me of my new little kitten Oliver, who is almost all white. If I may, I'll bore you with a few photos.

He was fussing on my desk the other day, and I made the mistake of giving him a sponge to play with. Well, now he knows where the sponges live and they are a never ending source of entertainment...




How many sponges does one kitty need? Clearly, all of them! 

Ok focus, Sandy! I'm as easily distracted as the cat! This card is a mix of products from Lawn Fawn (the stamps and stitched dies) and Stampin' Up (paper and ink). I had a wonderful time making this card and hope you enjoy it, too! 

Stampin' Up:
Card Stock: Whisper White
Designer Series Paper: Nordic Noel
Ink Pads: Memento Tuxedo Black, Real Red, Blushing Bride, Garden Green
Tools: Big Shot, On Film Framelits

Lawn Fawn:
Snow Day Stamp Set and Lawn Cuts
Stitched Hillside Borders

Thanks for visiting!