Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Stocking Builder Punch Not Carrying Over!?!?!?!

Hi Stampers:

Stampin' Up! has announced that the Stocking Builder Punch, available in the Holiday Mini, will not be carried over to the 2012-2013 Idea Book & Catalog. What that means is that after January 3, 2012 (or while supplies last up to Jan. 3rd), this fabulous punch will no longer be available. If you've been sitting on the fence about whether or not to get it, it's time to make a decision. You may have seen that this punch is great, not only for stockings and baby booties, but turn it upside down and you have little ponies, reindeer or whatever you can dream up.

So, keep this in mind as the Holiday Mini Catalog winds down--it's only another week before it's gone! The item # is 124095. This punch coordinates with a really cute stamp set called Stitched Stockings (Clear Mount- 123784 or Wood Mount-123782). This set will be gone, as well, after January 3rd. Here are some pictures of the punch and the stamp set:

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Friday, December 23, 2011

Sketch Frenzy Friday--MERRY CHRISTMAS

Hi Stampers:

Here's our sketch this week by Robbie Rubala:

And here's my card--created in MDS:

Somehow, I just couldn't do curved lines in MDS, so I modified it a bit. Hope you enjoy it! Now, click over to MARIA'S BLOG to see what she has created. You can start at the beginning of the tour by clicking on the SKETCH FRENZY FRIDAY BLOG.


Friday, December 9, 2011

Sketch Frenzy Friday--Days are Growing Shorter!

Hi Stampers:

And I don't just mean because it's the change of seasons. It seems like the closer we get to Christmas, the fewer hours in the day to accomplish anything!! Could it be I am trying to cram too much into each day?!?! Maybe!! Well, bright colors make me feel better, and our sketch and my creation both feature bright seasonal colors. Here's the sketch by Maria:

And here's my MDS creation:

Pretty self explanatory and an almost exact copy of the sketch layout: Deck the Halls DSP, tag punch, button in Soft Suede, sentiment and ribbon knot in Whisper White.

OK. Enough from me. Let's go see how Maria interpreted her own sketch--she is also the next stop on our mini blog tour. Or, if you prefer, start at the beginning by clicking HERE for the Sketch Frenzy Friday blog.


Friday, December 2, 2011

Sketch Frenzy Friday--It's Christmas!!!

Hi Stampers:

Yes it's Christmas! And I am posting my first Christmas Card of the Season! It just so happens that the sketch is my design (it was my turn to supply the sketch)! However, this time, the card actually came BEFORE the sketch. I designed the card for a swap with other SU! demos, and liked the design so much, that I decided to use the sketch for my contribution to SFF for today. Here is my sketch:

And here is my card:

As you can tell, I didn't exactly follow the sketch! I did not include the ribbon and tag, and also did not put a sentiment on it. I was thinking that a sentiment would block the embossing folder snowflakes, so left it off. Here is the recipe:

  • Cherry Cobbler, Garden Green, Whisper White Cardstock

  • A Beautiful Season stamp set

  • Stazon Jet Black and Early Espresso Inks

  • Bird and holly colored with Pastels and Blender pen

  • Scallop Oval die and Big Shot

  • Cherry Cobbler quilted satin ribbon

  • Northern Flurry embossing folder

That's all from me today! Let's click over to MARIA'S BLOG to see what she's created. And you can always up load your own creation or start the mini blog tour at the SFF BLOG.


Friday, November 18, 2011

Sketch Frenzy Friday

Hi Stampers:

It's that time of year--Thanksgiving is less than a week away; I have a boat load of company coming that day expecting a turkey, all the trimmings, AND a clean house! What was I THINKING 20 years ago when I volunteered to host the dinner?!?!?!? Oh well, I guess I'll put away my stamps and inks for a little while and concentrate on prepping for my family. In the meantime, here is our sketch for today, courtesy of Deb Currier:

Love the sketch! But I don't love my card! Sometimes creation is a challenge, especially when you have other things on your mind. Anyway, MDS to the rescue, and here is my card:

Wish I knew what Deb used for her background text--I would have put it on my card!!
OK. Enough from me. Now go visit MARIA's BLOG to see what she has done. Why not upload your creation on our SKETCH FRENZY FRIDAY BLOG.


Friday, November 11, 2011

Sketch Frenzy Friday-11-11-11

Hi Stampers:

WOW! What an awesome date on which to have SFF! And here is the awesome sketch by Angela Walters:

And here is my interpretation:

I created it completely in My Digital Studio! I love purples, so I used Cottage Garden DSP--retired in the catalog, but forever available in MDS! Colors are: Rich Razzleberry, Old Olive, Concord Crush (the ribbon) and Whisper White.

Now it's time to click over to MARIA'S BLOG. Please join us--go over to our MAIN BLOG and add your own creation!


Friday, November 4, 2011

Sketch Frenzy Friday--Tina's Sketch

Hi Stampers:

My life has taken a left turn to busyness and worry! My sister, Karen has been in the hospital in critical condition for 3 months and I have been so busy keeping updated on her condition, that I have not had time to stamp! Well, almost no time. I was able to attend the Stampin' Up! Regional Seminar in Louisville, KY last Friday and had a blast stamping there, and also catching up with old friends. One of my down line went with me, and also another demonstrator who is a friend of my down line. With all this, I have been bad and have not done my contribution for this week's mini blog hop. I am posting the sketch and a link to MARIA'S BLOG and our SFF BLOG.

Here's the sketch, created by Tina Munzke:

Why not do your own creation and post it on our main blog for the world to enjoy!


Friday, October 21, 2011

Sketch Frenzy Friday 10-21-11

Hi Stampers:

Due to family illness, I have been unable to create a project based on today's sketch, but I am posting the sketch and inviting you to follow our small blog hop to Maria's blog. Here is the sketch by Tammy Baldwin:

Now go see what MARIA has created. You can also go to our main blog SKETCH FRENZY FRIDAY.


Friday, October 14, 2011

Sketch Frenzy Friday--An Autumn MDS Card

Hi Stampers:

It's Friday again and time for another Sketch Frenzy Friday. Woo Hoo! Our sketch today was created by Sharon Wheet:

And here's my project:

Of course I had to change it up a bit. I wanted to create and autumn card, so I chose the Autumn Spice DSP (retired but still available as an MDS download) for one of my elements. In addition, I used the following:

  • More Mustard background

  • A layer of Very Vanilla

  • The bird punch shapes in Cajun Craze, Always Artichoke, and Chocolate Chip small polka dot DSP

  • A strip of Cajun Craze grosgrain ribbon

  • A strip of Chocolate Chip grosgrain ribbon

  • A basic pearl for the bird's eye

Now it's time to go see what MARIA has created. Why don't you join us? You can upload your creation at our main blog, SKETCH FRENZY FRIDAY.


Friday, September 30, 2011

Sketch Frenzy Friday--A Simple Card

Hi Stampers:

It's Friday again and you know what that means--Sketch Frenzy Friday!!! Here's our sketch from the fabulous Patrice Herrera:

I loved Patrice's sketch, but of course, added my own twist to it. I started by creating my card in MDS. As you know, I do quite a few cards in MDS. Here is what I did:

  • Spook Central More Mustard with dots DSP--without rounded corners (my twist!)

  • Two tags, enlarged and turned at an angle per the sketch

  • Two strips of Chocolate Chip Satin ribbon made slightly narrower along with a smaller Chocolate Chip bow

  • Sentiment from the Fabulous Phrases stamp brush set in Chocolate Chip

  • Three Chocolate Chip brads

Really, the only change I made was not using a layer with rounded corners, otherwise, it's pretty true to the sketch!

Want to check out some more projects? Go to the next stop on the tour, MARIA's BLOG or go to our main blog, SKETCH FRENZY FRIDAY.


Friday, September 23, 2011

Sketch Frenzy Friday-A Sort-of Masculine Card

Hi Stampers:

Whoo Hooo! It's Friday!! And time for GREAT sketch, created by Maria:

Such a wonderful sketch! And here's my creation based on the sketch:

I had a package of Well Worn Designer Series Paper that was calling to me, so I cracked it open for this project. The card base is Soft Suede textured card stock. The DSP was cut into 2 strips-one 1"X4-1/4" and the other is 2"X4-1/4". You can't really tell it, but the Early Espresso circle underneath the white scallop circle is textured with the Perfect Polka Dots embossing folder. The circle piece is Early Espresso, as is the Decorative Label Punch. The stamp is Young Vermillion (spelled wrong in the catalog--should be vermilion--I am anal about spelling!) from the A la Carte section of the catalog and was stamped with Early Espresso on Whisper White. The sentiment is from Teeny Tiny Wishes and was also stamped with Early Espresso on Whisper White. I also used a length of Early Espresso 1/4" grosgrain ribbon and a length of the 5/8" Victoria Crochet ribbon.

Now on to MARIA'S BLOG to see how she interpreted her own sketch! You can also go to our SKETCH FRENZY FRIDAY BLOG and play along with us!


Friday, September 16, 2011

Sketch Frenzy Friday---Do you hate spiders?

Hi Stampers:

It's that time again--Sketch Frenzy Friday is on a roll--a blog roll that is! And mine is all about spiders today!
Here's the sketch from Tammy Fite:

Cute, isn't it? And now you must answer my question: Do you hate spiders??? I'll bet you won't hate THIS spider:

He's a digitally created spider using My Digital Studio. I seem to be on a roll with Halloween cards made in MDS. The background paper in this creation is from a NEW download, Spooky Treats Designer Template and it's pattern 1 of the Designer Series Paper in this template. The spider and eeek! stamps are from the Spooky Bingo Bits stamp brush set. I DO have the wood mount stamp set of the same name, but being extra busy this week, I decided to go with MDS. The colors in this card are Basic Black, Whisper White, and Lucky Limeade--love that green!

So now that you're spooked, hop on on over to MARIA'S BLOG to see her creation. And remember: you can ALWAYS go to our SKETCH FRENZY FRIDAY BLOG and play along with us!


Friday, September 9, 2011

Sketch Frenzy Friday--It's My Sketch!

Hi Stampers:

Yes, it is Friday, yes it is time for Sketch Frenzy Friday, yes--it's my sketch design. I am so excited to bring you this sketch! I LOVE circles and I LOVE layering them. I also LOVE our Designer Paper--even if it is only available in My Digital Studio! So, without further ado, here is the sketch:

And here is my card--created completely in My Digital Studio:

I used a NEW download called Wicked Fun Kit, which became available on Sept. 6. I have and love the set called Wicked Cool and I still have some pieces of the Designer Paper which came out last year and is not now available to buy, but IS available now in MDS. I took elements from the Wicked Fun Kit and used them to create the card. The colors in this kit are Cajun Craze, Old Olive, Rich Razzleberry, Whisper White, and I think there is some Pumpkin Pie in it also, as shown by the label under the Spooky. And speaking of that sentiment, isn't that font cool looking? I love it! I would love to have a whole alphabet of it to play with!

Enough from me! Now it's time to go to MARIA's blog to check out what she has done. Also--you can go to our SKETCH FRENZY FRIDAY blog to upload your creation, and to start at the beginning of out mini tour.


Friday, September 2, 2011

Sketch Frenzy Friday--A 10 minute Card

Hi Stampers!

Woo Hoo! It's Friday! We have another great sketch for you this week, created by the awesome Jennifer Weide:

I love this sketch! And I was able to create a card in 10 minutes--some kind of record for me! I usually agonize over what I'm going to create for this challenge, but this week it was easy peasy!
Here is my creation:

Here's what I used:

  • Card base of Early Espresso

  • Scallop circle and 3" circle and small scallop circle cut with the Big Shot from N*E*W Spice Cake Designer Series Paper--available in the N*E*W Holiday Mini. (See my side bar for more information and to order) I used the two scallop circles die and the 3" circle die (already said that didn't I!!)

  • Sentiment stamped with Early Espresso ink on So Saffron card stock and punched with the word window punch. I sponged the edges with the same ink. (Have I mentioned that I LOVE Early Espresso for stamping sentiments?)

  • Very Vanilla Seam Binding Ribbon

Well, let's hop on over to PATRICE's BLOG for another take on this sketch, OR you can start at the beginning of our mini tour by clicking on the SKETCH FRENZY FRIDAY BLOG.


Friday, August 19, 2011

Sketch Frenzy Friday--What WAS I thinking?!?

Hi Stampers:

It's Friday, Friday, FRIDAY!!! Time for another Sketch Frenzy Friday! Here's our sketch from Angela Walters:

Here's my card:

You know, there's a reason why Stampin' Up! pairs Designer Series Paper, punches, and stamp sets together in product suites, so WHAT WAS I THINKING to use the Charming stamp set with the pennant punch and Just Add Cake DSP? Don't know--but it kinda works I think. At least the colors do!

  • Baja Breeze card base

  • Layer of Early Espresso

  • Layer of skinny striped Just Add Cake DSP

  • Scalloped pennants punched out of Peach Parfait dotted side of Just Add Cake DSP

  • Three images from Charming stamped with Early Espresso

And there it is! Another SFF card from me!

Want to see more? Click MARIA'S BLOG for the next stop on the tour OR SKETCH FRENZY FRIDAY BLOG to see more great projects!


Friday, August 12, 2011

Sketch Frenzy Friday-A Simple MDS Card

Hi Stampers:

It's Friday--YAY!! I love Friday's and I love doing the Sketch Frenzy Friday challenges! Today we have a simple but wonderful sketch from Tina Munzke:

And here's my MDS card:

I used the following in My Digital Studio:

  • Daffodil Delight base

  • Layer of Early Espresso in an elongated 1-1/14" square punch

  • Layer of Beyond the Garden Designer Series Paper in an elongated 1-1/4" square punch

  • Modern Label Punch in Early Espresso

  • Modern Label Punch in Whisper White

  • 1-1/4" striped Daffodil Delight ribbon

  • the sentiment is from the Fabulous Phrases stamp brush set

  • And I used the drop shadow feature on all elements, which I think makes the design look more like a REAL card!

Now it's time to check out all the other samples on our mini tour. Click MARIA'S BLOG to go to the next stop on the tour OR click SKETCH FRENZY FRIDAY to go to the beginning of the tour, or to add YOUR sample. We would love to see what you create!


Sunday, August 7, 2011

Workshop Card

Hi Stampers:

Here's a quick post of a card that we did at Mary's workshop last Sunday. Mary wanted to do water coloring and she loves the Fabulous Florets stamp set and Beyond the Garden DSP and the Flower Garden embossing folder, so this is what I designed for her workshop:

Here's what we used:

  • Card stock: Daffodil Delight, Whisper White, Wild Wasabi

  • Beyond the Garden DSP

  • Flower Garden textured expressions folder

  • Water color paper, blender pens, Daffodil Delight Stampin' Write Marker

  • Inks: Tangerine Tango, Soft suede, Stazon Jet Black, Wild Wasabi

  • Lace Ribbon Border punch

  • Tangerine Tango Scallop Dots ribbon


Friday, August 5, 2011

Sketch Frenzy Friday--A Quick Card!!

Hi Stampers:

I DO mean a quick card! Jennifer Weide provided the sketch this week, and as soon as I saw it, I had an idea of what I wanted to create, so it came together rather quickly. Here is Jennifer's sketch:

Here's my card:

As you can see, I deviated from the sketch a little bit. The center section is a strip of Beyond the Garden DSP, with Wild Wasabi punched with the Lace Ribbon Border Punch. I also wove a length of 1/8" Daffodil Delight taffeta ribbon thru the strip. The sentiment was stamped on Whisper White in Soft Suede ink and is from the Teeny Tiny Wishes stamp set and mounted on a large scallop circle punched out of Daffodil Delight card stock. I also included a water colored blossom from the Fabulous Florets set. The blossom was stamped on our watercolor paper and painted with Daffodil Delight and Tangerine Tango.

Now that you've seen my creation, click on over to MARIA'S BLOG. You can also start at the beginning of the mini blog tour by clicking on the SKETCH FRENZY FRIDAY BLOG.