Monday, September 23, 2013

Easy Spooky Banner

The Spooky Banner shown in the Holiday Catalog is very easy to make. All you need is the Build a Banner Simply Created Kit (133507 - $19.95) and the Halloween Banner Simply Created Accessory Kit (132698 - $9.95). The cool part is once you have the build a banner kit, you'll get all the stencils you'll need to make many more banners and you'll have 12 more flags to work with from your initial investment. So you could make a "winter" and "spring" banner if you'd like. Then if you get the banner bug to make even more you'll just need the Banner Simply Created Kit (132699 - $9.95) to get more canvas flags.

The color theme is Pumpkin Pie, Summer Starfruit, Basic Black, so you'll need those inks and sponge daubers to do the stenciling. My cardstock strips are 2" wide with the matching banner notch cut by using the canvas banner as a pattern.

I jazzed up the banner with two more rosettes (they need to be 2" wide by 16" long, scored at 3/8" intervals) with the Witches Brew Designer Series Paper (132185 - $10.95), and added some buttons and googly-eyes to top it off.  Isn't it darling?

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Sunday, September 22, 2013

The Washinton State Fair Demonstration Booth - Sept. 15

Last Sunday I demonstrated rubber stamping techniques at The Washington State Fair for two hours (formerly known as the Western Washington Fair or the Puyallup Fair.)  This is my second time volunteering. It is a blast to talk with people, meet other demonstrators, and show off Stampin' Up! products.  The two hours fly by. Next year stop on by!

 (I displayed a few swaps I received at Convention, plus some of the Make and Takes I did there too, along with my original work.)

Thanks for taking a look today. Come visit again!

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Sunday, September 8, 2013

A Helpful Hint!

Ever since I began my Stampin' Up business almost 3 years ago now, I've been using my small paper snip scissors to lift pearls and rhinestones off their backing and onto the cards I've been making. Recently however, I decided to try using the SU piercing tool instead. Oh My Gosh, what a difference using the right tool does for a person!  There are several positive benefits to using the piercing tool: 1) you really can get the jewel just where you want it, 2) you always get the sticky backing picked up with the jewel, so no more wasted jewels, and 3) best of all - you don't have to clean your paper snips with "Undo" as often. So time saved!

I hope this tip will help you as much as it has me! Have a great day!

Sunday, September 1, 2013

Stamp Club Cards for Sept. 7 and 8

As I start my new stamping year, I decided to focus on a couple sets each month. So here are my designs for this coming weekend.  Chalk Talk and Label Love are the two sets. Be inspired!

Chalk Talk

Wood Mount Chalk Talk     130631                                                 
Price: $25.95

Clear Mount Chalk Talk 130634                                                                                             
Price: $18.95

Chalk Talk Framelits Dies
Chalk Talk Framelits Dies 129983
Price: $24.95
See what you're cutting with Framelits dies. Use with the Big Shot and Standard Cutting Pads. (And if you use the Magnetic Platform too, the Framelits will stay where you put them). Chalk Talk Framelits Dies are designed to cut images from Chalk Talk, Notable Notion, and Lovely Romance Stamp Sets.

* 7 dies (largest: 2-3/16" x 3-1/2")
* Cuts a single sheet of paper

Inspired and CASed from Stephanie Pike.
Color Theme: Very Vanilla, Basic Black with Cherry Cobbler accent color. Used Modern Medley Designer Series Paper (#126902 $10.95)  Cherry Cobbler Seam Binding (#120992 $6.95) Honeycomb Embossing Folder ($129378 $7.95), Rhinestone Jewels (#119246 $4.95). Retired Products are 1-1/4" Striped Grosgrain Ribbon and Cherry Cobbler button.

Inspired by "Stamping Up North" blog.
Color Theme: Calypso Coral, Pool Party, Smokey Slate.
Epic Day This and That Designer Series Paper (#130814 $ 10.95), Silver Glimmer Paper (#124005 $4.95), Beautiful Baroque Embossing Folder (#130917 $7.95) dragged with White Craft Ink on top, Elegant Butterfly Punch (#127526 $15.95), Rhinestone Jewels (#119246 $4.95), Subtles Candy Dots (#130933 $5.95).

Label Love

Clear Mount Label Love 130622
Price: $17.95

Wood-mount Label Love 130619
Price: $24.95
Have you ever been accused of over-labeling? Then the Label Love Stamp Set is perfect for you! Use one of six pre-created labels, or customize one of your own. Coordinates with the Artisan Label Punch. 

Artisan Label Punch
Artisan Label Punch 130920
Price: $15.95
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
My original design.  Color Theme - 2012-2014 In Colors - Raspberry Ripple, Primrose Petals, Midnight Muse, and Summer Starfruit. Night of Navy cardstock. Retired Designer Series Paper. Mixed Bunch stamp set. Striped Embossing folder with Summer Starfruit ink wiped inside of folder before embossing. Blossom Flower Punch was used then staggered the two flowers and curled up the top flowers edges. Used narrow sticky tape and sprinkled with Dazzling Diamonds glitter for accent effect.
CASed from Steffi at Kuchenduft and Kinderlachen (A German SU Demo) just changed the greeting.
Color Theme: Cherry Cobbler, Crumb Cake, and Whisper White. Made my own polka dot paper with stencil from Build a Banner Simply Created Kit (#133507 $19.95), White Craft Ink, Sponge Dauber on Crumb Cake cardstock. Accented with Tea Lace Paper Doily (#129399 $2.95), 3/4" Cherry Cobbler Chevron Ribbon (#130012 $8.95).

If you have any questions, contact me. I hope you enjoy the designs this month!  Thanks for visiting my blog.

New Collection of Single Christmas Stamps - Oh so beautiful!


There are a lovely selection of single stamps that Stampin' Up! just released recently just in time for your Christmas card creations.

A Gift for You Clear-Mount Stamp Set
A Gift For You Clear-Mount Stamp Set
Price: $4.95

Add to your gifts with this small tag. Whether you attach it to a gift card or a box, it still sends the same message. Coordinates with the Label Bracket Punch. Clear-mount.

Fits Clear Block C.

                                                  Be Merry Clear-Mount Stamp Set

Be Merry Clear-Mount Stamp Set 134767
Price: $8.95
It’s easy to create tags for your Christmas needs with the Be Merry Stamp. Add it to treats or gifts for that handmade look. Coordinates with the Chalk Talk Framelits Dies. Clear-mount.

Fits Clear Block E.

  Cheers Clear-Mount Stamp Set

Cheers Clear-Mount Stamp Set 134769
Price: $5.95
Making holiday cards? Use this sentiment in your creations. It’s a simple thought to help your loved ones know you are thinking of them during this wonderful season. Clear-mount.

Fits Clear Block D.

Christmas Star Clear-Mount Stamp Set
Christmas Star Clear-Mount Stamp Set 134813
Price: $9.95
Share the brilliance of the Christmas season with this beautiful star. Add it to cards, gifts, d├ęcor, etc. to brighten someone’s day. Clear-mount.

Fits Clear Block F.

Joy and Love Clear-Mount Stamp Set
Joy And Love Clear-Mount Stamp Set 134771
Price: $6.95
Spread the joy and share your love with this adorable tag stamp. It will make your gift-tagging tasks simple. Coordinates with the Deco Labels Collection Framelits Dies. Clear-mount.

Fits Clear Block E.

Magical Season Clear-Mount Stamp Set
Magical Season Clear-Mount Stamp Set 134777
Price: $5.95
This magical season calls for hope, peace, and joy. Use this stamp to share your sentiments on your holiday treats, gifts, and cards. Coordinates with the Chalk Talk Framelits Dies. Clear-mount.

Fits Clear Block D.

Prince of Peace Clear-Mount Stamp Set
Prince Of Peace Clear-Mount Stamp Set 134811
Price: $6.95
Celebrate the birth of Christ with this label. It will make a great addition to your Christmas cards and other holiday creations. Coordinates with the Deco Labels Collection Framelits Dies. Clear-mount.

Fits Clear Block E.

Wonderful Blessing Clear-Mount Stamp Set
Wonderful Blessing Clear-Mount Stamp Set 134779
Price: $8.95
Focus your Christmas creations on the birth of Christ with this image. Stamp it on your cards and tags and share the Christmas spirit with your loved ones. Coordinates with the Circles Collection Framelits Dies. Clear-mount.

Fits Clear Block E.

Aren't these a great selection? I sure think so! Order them and store them in a Clear Mount Case  #119105  set of 4 for $5.95.
Thanks for taking a look! Happy shopping!

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Thank You Photopolymer Set

Another Thank You Photopolymer Stamp Set 133454
Price: $13.95
Use this exclusive photopolymer stamp set for any occasion that calls for a thank you.

Our photopolymer stamps offer a versatile all-clear stamping option. You’ll find that our photopolymer is top-quality and give 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!

Note: We recommend clear block sizes A, B, C, D, and F (not included in the set).
                           Another Thank You Photopolymer Stamp Set
I can't wait to use mine, I just got it, but I've heard good things about these new line of stamps. Enjoy and stop by again!

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Best of 25 Years Set for September

Best Of Autumn Clear-Mount Stamp Set 134390
Price: $14.95
Celebrate the change of seasons with some of our favorite autumn-themed stamp images from the past 25 years! The five-piece Best of Autumn Stamp Set brings together some beautiful fall images, along with a never-before-seen “Give Thanks” stamp that makes this the perfect set for your autumn projects

                                   Best of Autumn Clear-mount Stamp Set
Don't forget that with every 6 Best sets that you purchase, you can receive a free $14.95 value set from the annual catalog of your own choice just by saving the little stickers that come inside each stamp set.

Count your Blessings and get yours today!
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Butterfly Bundle

From now until Sept. 30 you can save 15% with the Butterfly Bundle. You receive the Papillion Potpourri stamp set and the Bitty Butterfly Punch. If you don't already own these, it's a great time to add some beautiful butterflies to your stamp collection.

                           Butterfly Clear-mount Bundle

                          Papillon Potpourri Clear-Mount Stamp Set

Clear Mount set # 135311 sale price is $26.27 a savings of $4.63
Wood Mount set # 135312 sale price is $29.67 a savings of $5.23
You can order at my online store.  Have a great day!

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New Product Released Today

This is the coolest product ever! The Envelope Punch Board at only $19.95 (Order # 133774)
Have you ever wanted to use up your scraps of paper to make interesting sized cards? Well now you can, and make a matching envelope too! I just got mine and I can't wait to play with it!

You can order one at my online store. Thanks for stopping by!

PS - This envelope punch board also has a corner rounder punch at the very top too!
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Sorry for the Absence!

Boy! When you take a two week Hawaiian Vacation and then just around the corner school is starting, one gets very behind on their blog. My apologies, but here comes some posts! Stay reading!
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