Tuesday, December 17, 2013

SOS131 - Blue Thank You

This week at Shopping  Our Stash we want you to go monochromatic - easy, right?
And here is my blue (Coastal Cabana) Thank You card using Apothecary Art stamp:
Suzy Bee's Blooming Challenge - gatefold card
Stamping Sensation - free and easy
Stempelsonne Challenge -anything goes

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Poinsetia Card & SU Sale Info

Stampin' Up's Clearance Rack blitz is on - there are some glitches, but they are working on it and stuff is getting sold out fast!
There are also new Weekly Deals - great deal on Core'dination paper pack, Rosette Die and other things.
Here is one of the cards I made with the Joyful Christmas set:
and a little detail:
The Paper Players - color combo (pink, red, green)
CAS on Sunday - Christmas
Kaboodle Doodles - non traditional Christmas

Thursday, December 5, 2013

Feel Better Card with Apothecary Art

I finally started using my Apothecary Art stamp set and here is what I created:

I colored the pearls and white seam binding with yellow marker. Would you guess that the black patterned paper is from a retired Halloween set? :)
  • Cardstock: Whisper White, Basic Black, Brushed Gold, retired DP
  • Stamps: Apothecary Art, Express Yourself hostess set
  • Ink: Basic Black
  • Accessories & Tools: vintage brads, Embossing Folder, Labels collection framelits , Stampin' Dimensional, white seam binding ribbon, pearls, yellow marker
Southern Girls Challenge - embrace your lumps and bumps (texture)
Crafty Creations - anything but Christmas
Addicted to stamps - embossing
Drunken Stampers - metal (metal brad and metallic looking paper)

Christmas JOY banner

here is my first banner made with SU banner kit:

After watching several videos about color bleeding when using the mister, I sponged the ink on. I made the rosettes from Winter Frost DP - cutting a 12 inch strip and scoring it every 3/8". Then I topped them with die cut Festive Flurry snowflakes and rhinestones.

Crafting with Dragonflies - Christmas Ornament (for tree or wall)
Stampin' Royalty - snowflakes
Cards und  More - Christmas Decoration
Try It On Tuesday - Handmade Gift Or Tag - I'm going to give this banner to my friend :)

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

SOS129 - Special Season

This week at Shopping Our Stash we ask you to make a project with either a Holiday or Winter theme. It can be any of the upcoming Winter holidays, including the Winter Solstice, or just a plain Winter-themed card -- hot cocoa, snow, sleds, fireplaces, etc. LOTS of options here.

Since I still have lot of Christmas cards to do - here comes another one (actually I made 10 of these) :)

  • Cardstock: Pacific Point, Whisper White, Pool Party, Designer Paper
  • Stamps: Special Season
  • Ink: Versamark,  Pacific Point, Pool Party
  • Accessories:  Silver & White Embossing Powder, Silver ribbon, rhinestones colored with alcohol based marker
  • Tools:  Heat Tool, corner punch

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Mosaic Madness & Holiday Sale

I was inspired by color challenge at Sunday Stamps, went to play and came up with this card:

Left it blank/without any sentiments so it can be used for any occasion.
  • Cardstock:Whisper White, Pear Pizzaz, Coastal Cabana, Smoky Slate
  • Stamps: Mosaic Madness
  • Ink: Pear Pizzaz, Coastal Cabana, Smoky Slate
  • Accessories & Tools: Pear Pizzaz Chevron Ribbon, Embossing Folder, Border Punch , Stampin' Dimensional,Mosaic Madness punch
Sisterhood of Crafters - embossing
Cards in Envy - punches
Addicted to Stamps - punches & dies
Stampin' Royalty - Inspiration image - I was inspired by the shapes (look almost like Mosaic Madness)

Stampin’ Up! Holiday Sale Going on Now

Stampin' Up! has a huge list of items will be on sale from 20%-50% off through December 2.  To see the complete list of items on sale in PDF form click here.  To go right to my online store to start shopping the sale, click here

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

SU Weekly deals and another Blue Christmas card

Another week of great deals from Stampin' Up!

and another card made with Lovely as Tree set
  • Cardstock:Whisper White, Pacific Point. Silver Foil
  • Stamps: Lovely as a Tree
  • Ink: Soft Sky, Pacific Point, Black Versafine
  • Accessories: White embossing powder, silver 1/8" ribbon, sponges
  • Tools:  Brayer, Heat Tool

Monday, November 18, 2013

Winter Wonderland Sunset

Good Morning! I'm back with another Christmas card using Lovely as Tree set.
This one inspired by card I saw on Pinterest. Trees are embossed with white on vellum. Snow is made by stamping dots from Gorgeous Grunge with Versamark and embossing them with Dazzling Diamonds EP.

  • Cardstock: Marina Mist, Whisper White, vellum, Silver Foil Sheet
  • Stamps: Lovely as a Tree, Gorgoeus Grunge
  • Ink: Versamark, Strawberry Slush, Pacific Point
  • Accessories:  Dazzling Diamonds  & White embossing powder, Silver Mini Brads, sponges
  • Tools:  Heat Tool
Christmas Cards all year round - winter wonderland
Tok Bobok - Christmas
Great Impressions - Holiday Card or Tag
Crafty Calendar - All Things Christmas

Sunday, November 17, 2013

Coastal Cabana Christmas

This card was inspired by one of Michele Zindorf's - and when I had my Lovely as Tree set out I realized there is a ton of cards I want to make with it, so I'm making a mini series - different cards done with this set. Come back tomorrow to see more :)
And here is the first one:

  • Cardstock:Whisper White, Black
  • Stamps: Lovely as a Tree, Petite Pairs
  • Ink: Coastal Cabana, Bermuda Bay, Black Versafine
  • Accessories: Coastal Cabana Ruffle Stretch Trim, Embossing Folder, Rhinestone Basic Jewels , Stampin' Dimensional, sticky notes, nail polish. Dazzling Diamonds embossing powder
  • Tools:  Big Shot, Heat Tool
Christmas Cards All Year Round - Winter Wonderland
The Crafting Cafe - Winter Blues
Chocolate, Coffee & Cards - Monochromatic
Creative Knockouts - Sparkle & Shine

Saturday, November 16, 2013

Another take (or 2) on Festive Flurry

I'm back with more snowflake cards - so in order not to jinx an avalanche or extreme snowfall, I'll put these away after today and I'll be back tomorrow with oldie but goodie stamp set.
But back to snowflakes:
First - very simple and mailable Christmas card in Coastal Cabana and silver

Second - finally had time to play with Circle Thinlit card die:
I made the longer version so there is plenty of space for Christmas wishes.

  • Cardstock: Coastal Cabana,  Whisper White, Smoky Slate, Winter Frost Paper Stack
  • Stamps: Festive Flurry, Joyful Christmas
  • Ink: Coastal Cabana, Pacific Point, Silver Encore pad
  • Accessories: White Tafetta Ribbon
  • Tools: Frosted Finishes Embellishments, Whisper White Tafetta Ribbon, Circle Thinlit Card Die, Mini Glue Dots, Dimensionals
4 Crafty Chicks - snowflakes
ABC Christmas Challenge - Winter Wishes
Crafty Creations - dies & punches (2nd card)

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

SOS127 - Blue & Kraft Snowflakes

It's time for another Shopping Our Stash challenge, and this week's theme is: use something already out on your desk.
This one was pretty easy for me. I still had my snowflake stamps on my desk from last week and kraft (Crumb Cake) card stock too, so I made this card:

It's perfectly timed as we just had our first snow of the season last night - and it stayed till this morning. Snowflakes were stamped in  Versamark on Crumb Cake CS and embossed with white EP. Then I sponged the panel with blue inks.

C is for Challenge - winter is coming
CRAFT - Christmas
Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge - outdoors
Ladybug Crafts Ink - use kraft CS
  • Cardstock: Crumb Cake,  Whisper White
  • Stamps: Festive Flurry
  • Ink: Versamark, Pacific Point, Night of Navy
  • Accessories: Cherry Cobbler Seam Binding Ribbon
  • Tools: Whisper White Tafetta Ribbon, White Embossing Powder, Mini Glue Dots, Sponges, Heat Tool, Rhinestones

Thursday, November 7, 2013

Christmas washi gift set

 Last night I felt like playing with my new SU washi tape and here is what I created:
 the candle is pretty simple - just wrapped 3 rows of tape around it and attached a bow made with Cherry Cobbler seam binding.

For the card I covered the whole back panel with washi tape and then used sketch from Sunday Stamps. Topped the little banners with snowflake from Festive Flurry set.

The mini composition notebook is once again covered with washi and then topped with die cuts from Circle Card Thinlit Die.

Create with Connie and Mary - color combo
Created with Love - Christmas reds and greens
Fab'n' funky - Traditional Christmas Colors

  • Cardstock: Crumb Cake, Cherry Cobbler, Very Vanilla, Whisper White
  • Stamps: Festive Flurry
  • Ink: Cherry Cobbler
  • Accessories: Cherry Cobbler Seam Binding Ribbon
  • Tools: Washi Tape, Circle Card Thinlit Die, Stampin' Dimensionals, Mini Glue Dots, Big Shot Machine,  Festive Flurry Framelits Dies, Rhinestone

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Thank You Starburst Cards

Happy Tuesday everyone! This week at Shopping Our Stash we want you to make THANK YOU cards - easy, right?

I used SU Eastern Elegance designer paper and made a set of starburst cards. Then I decorated them with Wonderful Wings die cuts in  Smoky Slate and Coastal Cabana. Thank You sentiment is from a hostess set.

Scrapbook Blessings - sunburst card
Brown Sugar - Things with Wings
Card Makin Mamas - Thankful Tidings

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Weekly SU deals

here is a list of this week's deals:

Secret Garden Framelits Dies
Item #129372 
Regular Price: $30.95 CAN
Discounted Price: $23.21 CAN

Stampin' Pierce Mat Item # 126199
Regular Price: $5.50 CAN
Discounted Price: $4.12 CAN 
7/8" Scallop Circle Punch Item # 129404
Regular Price: $15.95 CAN
Discounted Price: 11.96 CAN

Ovals Collection Framelits Dies
Item #129381

Regular Price: $32.95 CAN
Discounted Price: $24.71 CAN

Paper Snips Item # 103579
Regular Price: $14.95 CAN
Discounted Price: $11.21 CAN

Baker's Twine Island Indigo Item # 125575
Regular Price: $3.95 CAN
Discounted Price: $2.96 CAN

Blossom Petals XL Punch Item # 121808
Regular Price: $9.19 CAN
Discounted Price: $6.89 CAN

Keep This Memory Photobook Template
Item # 129879

Regular Price: $21.95 CAN
Discounted Price: $10.97 CAN

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Ornament Keepsakes Candle Card

I'm a brand new Stampin' Up Demo, so while I was waiting for my new goodies to arrive I used my olders Stampin Up stash and created this candle card. It's a perfect little gift - more than just a card, but you won't break a bank. Plus it's handmade :)

I used an ornament from Ornament Keepsakes set (one of the sets on current 25% off promotion) and a retired DP. I found this tutorial and adjusted the measurements to inches.

and a little peek inside - the tag can be used for personal greeting or you could tuck a gift card in there ...

Stamps: Ornament Keepsakes, Pines and Poinsettias (R)

Paper: Cherry Cobbler CS, Very Vanilla CS, Be Of Good Cheer DP (R)
Ink: Cherry Cobbler
Other: Very Vanilla velvet ribbon, Ornament Keepsakes Thinlit Dies, embossing folder

Polkadoodle - Christmas is Coming
Addicted to Stamps - Christmas is Coming
C.R.A.F.T - Christmas
Crafty Little Fairies - Christmas in October

25% off 25

Stampin' Up! is celebrating their 25th anniversary all year long, but during the week of the actual date (October 25th to be exact) they're offering 25% off 25 stamp sets!
Dates: October 22-28, 2013
Offer: Get 25 percent off 25 stamp sets.

Click here to go right to my online store to see the sets on sale