Friday, December 27, 2013

Sketch Frenzy Friday 12-27-13

Hi Stampers!

Christmas is over.  I hope you had a merry one and got everything you wanted!  I know I did!  It's time for another wonderful Sketch Frenzy Friday challenge.  Our sketch was provided by Jennifer:
I love the idea of three's and I love the sketch.  Here's what I did with it:
I chose not to add another sentiment since the banners say it all!  There are 2 sneak peeks from the Occasions Catalog which launches Jan. 3.  The first is the stamp I used:  it is from a new stamp set called Perfect Pennants.  The second sneak peek item is Banners Framelits dies used to cut out the stamp.  The second smallest framelit works perfectly with this stamp.  My colors for the card are Bermuda Bay and Whisper White.  Bermuda Bay is a little more intense color than the picture shows.  I took the picture with my BlackBerry phone, and it looks washed out to me.  My big camera is so old it's a little iffy on whether it wants to take pictures or not.  Plus, we had internet problems, and I couldn't upload anything, so I decided to photograph the card with my phone.  About 2 hours after I did that, our internet started working again, so I was able to do my post. YAY!

I hope you'll go to our SFF Blog and check out all the other designers' creations.  And please join us!  Use the Linky tool to upload your take on the sketch this week.  We LOVE to see what you create!

Happy New Year!

Friday, December 13, 2013

Sketch Frenzy Friday 12-13-13

Hi Stampers!

It's Friday and time for another edition of Sketch Frenzy Friday!
Here's our sketch by Tammy:
And here is my creation:
I made my card with elements from the Everyday Occasions Card kit.  Colors are Summer Starfruit (I think), Chocolate Chip, and one of the arrows is a kraft color, but not Crumb Cake!

Please join us-you know you want to!  Got to our blog, SKETCH FRENZY FRIDAY, where you can upload your own creation, and also see what all the other designers have created,


Friday, November 29, 2013

Sketch Frenzy Friday 11-29-13 Another Thanksgiving Card

Hi Stampers:

It's Friday, and we have another great Sketch Frenzy Friday challenge for you.  Here is the sketch created by Sharon Wheet:
And here is my card:
I know Thanksgiving is over, but I created this card BEFORE Thanksgiving and decided to use it anyway for SFF because I can be thankful every day for all the gifts I have received in my life.

This is another card made from the Thankful Tablescape Simply Created Kit.  It is available thru 1-2-2014, so if you still want to get it, you can.  I also used the the Harvest of Blessings stamp set-available in both wood mount and clear mount.  My colors on this card are:
  • Chocolate Chip
  • Tangerine Tango
  • Crushed Curry
  • Whisper White
  • Pumpkin Pie
I also decorated the inside of the card:
Don't forget:  join us by linking your creation using our link tool on the SKETCH FRENZY FRIDAY BLOG.  Click on the link to go there, and look at all the designers' creations, and add yours.


Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Stampin' Up! Holiday Sale starts today

Hi Stampers!

Today is the start of the Stampin' Up! Holiday Sale.  It runs November 20-December 2.  Today ONLY, there are three items on sale for 30% off:

AC p. 176 126889 Stampin’ Trimmer:  regular price--$29.95 TODAY ONLY--$20.97
AC p. 178 125586 Simply Scored Diagonal Plate: regular price--$11.95 TODAY ONLY--$8.37
AC p. 163 131264 Many Marvelous Markers:  regular price--$109.95 TODAY ONLY--$76.97

GET THESE DEALS WHILE YOU CAN!  Click HERE to go to my store.


Friday, November 15, 2013

Sketch Frenzy Friday 11-15-13 Thankful Tablescape Card

Hi Stampers!

It's Friday, and time for our weekly Sketch Frenzy Friday challenge.  Here is our sketch for this week, created by the awesome Patrice:
And here is my card:
I created this card from materials in the Thankful Tablescape Simply Created kit (item #133463 $19.95, pg 18 in the Holiday 2013 Catalog), plus a few other items:
  • Chocolate Chip Classic Stampin' Pad (item # 126979, $5.95)
  • Old Olive Classic Stampin' Pad (item # 126953, $5.95)
  • Tangerine Tango Classic Stampin' Pad (item # 126946, $5.95)
  • Harvest of Thanks Stamp Set (wood- item # 131736 $20.95, clear-item # 131739 $15.95)
  • Bitty Banners Framelits (item # 129267 $14.95)
  • Deco Labels Collection Framelits (item # 130102, $24.95)
  • Sponge Daubers (item # 102892, $10.95)
  • Pretty Print TIEF (item # 132175 $7.95)   HINT: Used on the Deco Labels Framelit cut out of the birch bark paper!
That's it for me!  Check out the other designers' creations on the SFF Blog.  You can also upload your creation.  Check it out!!


Tuesday, November 12, 2013

New Stampin' Up! Specials!!!

Stampin' Up! posted new specials today:

Add a little festive flare to your holiday decorating with our new Festive Flurry Ornament Kit! Top presents, embellish cards, create a wintery garland, or trim the tree. How you use them is up to you!
The kit includes everything you need (minus adhesive) to create 10 snowflakes, including
  • 10 feet of Soft Sky Ribbon
  • Printed cardstock - die cut and scored, ready to be assembled (Soft Sky, Crumb Cake, Whisper White Cardstock and Silver Glimmer Paper)
  • Large Rhinestone Basic Jewels (40)

Product name:
Item #:
Festive Flurry Ornament Kit 135813 $14.95
Watch the VIDEO with instructions for making these ornaments.

Holiday Sale: This year's online holiday sale (formerly known as Online Extravaganza) will be November 20-December 2. Get ready for your holiday shopping! We'll have all the info for you on November 19, so make sure to check back then. Also, we'll be starting it off with a 24-hour doorbuster sale you won't want to miss so make sure to check it out on November 20.

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We hope you enjoy this week's Weekly Deals! Head on over to the STORE to get some great product at a great price!

Friday, November 8, 2013

Sketch Frenzy Friday-11/08/13 More Christmas

Hi Stampers!

Another Friday, and another SFF challenge.  Today's sketch was created by me:
And here is my creation:
Last week, I created a card in MDS using different purples.  Today, I am using Rich Razzlebery, Old Olive, Whisper White, and Silver Glimmer.  The stamp is one of the single Christmas Stamps that Stampin Up! released in the last couple of months.  I LOVE this stamp!  It is called Prince of Peace and the words are from the book of Isaiah in the Bible.  And Handel used these words for one of the choruses in his "Messiah" oratorio.  You probably don't know this, but I have been singing in choirs and doing solos since I was about 6 years old--and believe me, it's been quite a number of years.  Every year, I have to go to a sing-along presentation of the Messiah, and this chorus is one that is always performed.  I get a kick out of singing along with all the other amateur singers in the audience, and they have an orchestra playing also.

Back to the card:  In the sketch I had five banners at the bottom, but since I used the Deco Labels Framelits to cut out the sentiment and the Old Olive piece, only 3 banners worked for me.  The side piece of Silver Glimmer paper, was a partial cut of the smallest Deco Label.  The sentiment and the Old Olive pieces were cut with the next two sizes up.  I also used the Fancy Fan TIEF on the card.  The arrow piece at the top is my experimental part.  I stamped the arrow from A Banner Christmas with Rich Razzleberry.  I then used the double ended Bitty Banners Framelit to cut out the V end and reversed the pointy end to cut it with the same framelit.  Truthfully, I probably could have hand cut it faster, but I wanted to see if the framelit would work.  And it did!

OK, now it's time to check out what the other designers have done.  You can do that at our Sketch Frenzy Friday blogAnd, you can add your own take on the sketch.  Please join us:  we LOVE to see what you create! 

CCMCWINTER13-25 Color Challenge

Hi Stampers:

Once again I am playing along with Create with Connie and Mary.  This time it's a color challenge using:

Cherry Cobbler
Crumb Cake
Old Olive

I can't resist that combination--it is my all time favorite for Christmas cards.  Here's my card:
For this card I used a Crumb Cake card base, Season of Style DSP cut into banners and adhered to a Crumb Cake layer that was embossed with the Fancy Fan TIEF.  I stamped one of the ornaments from the Christmas Collectibles set with Old Olive, punched it out with the Ornament Punch, then stamped again with Cherry Cobbler and punched out the center with the 1/2" circle punch.  The center was popped up with a dimensional, and the ornament was also popped up.  I stamped Joyful Tidings from the Christmas Messages set with Cherry Cobbler on Whisper White, then cut it out with the smallest Deco Labels Framelit, sponged it with Old Olive and popped it up on the Crumb Cake with dimensionals.  The Crumb Cake layer was then popped up on the Crumb Cake base with dimensionals.  I am a big fan of popped up layers the same color as the card base. I almost forgot about the strip of 1/8" silver ribbon behind the ornament, and the rhinestones--a strip under the word Tidings, and one in the center of the ornament.


Thursday, November 7, 2013

Create with Connie and Mary Top 3

Hi Stampers:

Well, it's exciting!  The card I created and posted HERE was chosen as one of the Top Three for the CCMC275 sketch challenge.  Thanks Connie and Mary!!

Friday, November 1, 2013

Sketch Frenzy Friday-11-01-13

Hi Stampers:

It's that time of the week again--Sketch Frenzy Friday! YAY!  Our sketch this week was created by Jennifer:
And here's my creation:
I created this card in MDS.  It's been a while since I created an MDS card, and I wanted to take a break from all the fall, Halloween, and Christmas stuff I've been doing lately and do SOMETHING PURPLE!!!  Yes, purple is my FAVORITE color, and I tend NOT to create with it too often or I would be making everything in purple!  For this card I used three of the purple colors in MDS:  Elegant Eggplant, Rich Razzleberry, and Wisteria Wonder.  The MDS stamp brush sets used are: Bring on the Cake for the Birthday Wishes sentiment and Autumn Elements for the flourishes and flowers.  I also used the Script DSP in Rich Razzleberry and the Dotted Scalloped Ribbon in Elegant Eggplant, along with the Top Note punch shape and the 1-1/4" square punch shape.  All in all, I like it.

Now it's time to check out the other designers on our Sketch Frenzy Friday blogAnd while you're visiting the blog, why not join us in our creativity.  You can upload your creation using the Linky tool on the site.


Thursday, October 31, 2013

Create with Connie and Mary Sketch Challenge CCMC275

Hi Stampers:

Quick post today.  Wanted to share this card I demoed recently at a workshop.  It has Epic Day This and That DSP, Washi Tape, Daffodil Delight Cardstock, Subtles Buttons, White stitched Grosgrain ribbon and last but not least, the Thinlits Expressions word--Thankful.  I love it.  And by coincidence, this happens to fit the sketch challenge on Create with Connie and Mary,  CCMC275 so I thought I would enter!

Friday, October 25, 2013

Sketch Frenzy Friday 10-25-13--I Cheated (sorta)

Hi Stampers:

Well, it's Friday again and you know what that means--Sketch Frenzy Friday!!!  Our sketch this week is brought to us by Tammy Fite, and here it is:
And here is my card:
I mentioned at the top that I cheated.  I DID stamp this card, I DID tie the bow, and I DID put it together.  The only things I didn't do is design it, choose the colors, cut the card stock and other shapes.  This card is one of the 20 (yes, I said 20!) cards that you can make with the everyday OCCASIONS card kit that is available from Stampin' Up!  Here are the details:
  • Item number 134797
  • Makes 20 cards
  • All the card stock and other paper items needed are already cut
  • Includes and awesome 7-piece clear mount stamp set
  • Includes, buttons, arrow clips, Baker's Twine
  • Includes 2 ink spots in Basic Grey and Island Indig
  • Price is $29.95
You can order this in my store--look at the top of the left sidebar.
Time to go see what the the other designers have done with this sketch at Sketch Frenzy FridayAnd while you're there, why not upload your creation from the sketch?


Friday, October 18, 2013

Bite Me Halloween Treat Bag

Hi Stampers:

I have a cute treat bag to show you that was a project for workshop guests at a recent workshop:

Here's what I used:
  • Bite Me Photopolymer stamp set-item # 134622
  • Basic Black card stock-item # 121045
  • Whisper White card stock-item # 100730
  • Pumpkin Pie card stock-item # 105117
  • Silver Glimmer Paper-item # 124005
  • Pumpkin Pie Goodie Gear Simply Created Kit-item # 132792( I used the treat bags)
  • 1-1/4" Circle Punch-item #119861
  • 1-3/4" Scallop Circle Punch-item # 119854
  • Scallop Oval Punch-item # 119856
  • Extra-large Oval Punch-item # 11959
  • Witches' Brew Designer Washi Tape-item # 132156
  • Wood clothespins--got them at a local Target store

Sketch Frenzy Friday 10-18-13

Hi Stampers!

WOW!  It's been a long time since I last posted.  If you have been looking for me, I apologize; life and my Stampin' Up! business have gotten in the way of posting.  Today is Friday and you know that it means we have a new sketch for you to play with.  Our sketch this week was created by ME!  And here it is:
And here is my card based on the sketch:
I was pretty happy with this card once I finished it, in spite of the crooked silver ribbon.
Here's a view of the inside:

  Here's what I used:
  • Crumb Cake card stock-item # 120953
  • Whisper White card stock-item # 100730
  • Season of Style Designer Series Paper-item # 132340
  • Cherry Cobbler ink pad-item # 126966
  • Old Olive ink pad-item # 126953
  • Baked Brown Sugar ink pad-item # 131174
  • Cherry Cobbler Stampin' Write Marker-item # 119681
  • Christmas Collectables stamp set-item # 131772(wood), 131775(clear)
  • Christmas Ornament Punch-item # 132152 (Bundle punch/stamp set-133282(wood) 133283(clear) and save 15%!)
  • 1/2" circle punch-item # 119869
  • Joy to the World stamp set-item # 131796(wood), 131799(clear)
  • Brights Candy Dots-item # 130931 (Old Olive used)
  • 1/8" silver ribbon-item # 132137
  • Stampin' Sponges-item # 101610
  • Perfect Polka Dots TIEF-item # 117335
  • SNAIL-item # 104332, 104331(refill)
  • Stampin' Dimensionals-item # 104430
As you know, if you follow our Sketch Frenzy Friday posts, all of the designers' creations based on the sketch can be viewed on the SFF BLOG.  Please join us in our creative endeavors--we LOVE to see what you create!


Friday, September 13, 2013

Sketch Frenzy Friday 09-13-13-An Early Halloween Card

Hi Stampers:

It's time again for Sketch Frenzy Friday!  This week I am the sketch artist, and here is the sketch:
And here is my creation:
To tell you the truth, the card came before the sketch!  This was a card we did in my August workshops, and it was loved by all my customers!  Here's what I used:
  • Tangerine Tango card stock #111349 and ink pad #126946
  • Basic Black card stock #121045
  • Stazon Jet Black ink pad #101406
  • Very Vanilla card stock #101650
  • Witches' Brew Designer Series Paper #132185
  • Witches Brew Designer Washi Tape #132156
  • Halloween Bash stamp set  clear#130580, wood#130577
  • Decorative Label Punch #120907
  • Scallop Oval Punch #119856
  • Large Oval Punch #119855
  • Beautifully Baroque TIEF #130917
  • Apothecary Accents Framelits #127003
  • Perfect Polka Dots TIEF #117335
  • 1" Square Punch #124094--used to flag the ends of the DSP banners
Now that you've viewed my creation, go to the SKETCH FRENZY FRIDAY BLOG and look at all the designers" cards.  And please join us!  We'd love to see what you create!


Friday, September 6, 2013

Sketch Frenzy Friday 09-06-13 MDS Halloween Card

Hi Stampers!

Today on Sketch Frenzy Friday, we have a very creative sketch given to us by Jennifer:
I love the arrangement of elements in this sketch, and I used all of them except the brads in the corners.  I also chose to use MDS for this, since my camera is giving me fits right now, and I couldn't take a picture of the hand stamped card I made!!  I've had this camera since 2008 and it's been thru a lot of abuse in the five years.  Maybe it's time for a new one(hint to my husband!).

Please go to the SKETCH FRENZY FRIDAY BLOG and check out all the creations of our designers!  And don't forget to add your own creation with the link tool!  We love to create for you and we love to see your creations!


Thursday, September 5, 2013

Latenight Stampers Challenge 230

Hi Stampers:

The Latenight Stampers group has a Summertime challenge going on this week.  I decided to post this card to the challenge:

I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the Gingham Garden Washi Tape and BOTH of our Butterfly punches--although I used only one on this card.  I also love the Hostess Set Express Yourself--the font is so pretty and it has some great sentiments in it.  I used Melon Mambo for the base of my card and the butterfly.  Of course, Melon Mambo is one of the colors in the washi tape.  I textured the Butterfly with the Delicate Designs TIEF and added some rhinestones for a little bling.


Sunday, September 1, 2013

Envelope Punch Board--New item starting today!

Hi Stampers:

Exciting news from Stampin' Up!  We have a new product available starting TODAY!  It is the Envelope Punch Board!


  • It creates totally customizable envelopes in up to 66 different sizes (not to mention a million different color and pattern options depending on the paper you want to use). Even tried and true envelope sizes will only take you moments to create!
  • It's super easy to use; it will go over as a huge wow when you demonstrate it at your events and your customers see it in action. It looks intimidating at first glance, but when they see that all you have to do is measure for the first punch and from there you just turn and score they'll go crazy (in a good way).
  • It's small and lightweight; this makes it easy for you to take it to your events and show it. It's also a great selling point when you show your customers how it's super portable and easy to store. It's small and light enough that they could use it while watching a soccer match, at a park, at a friend's for craft night-anywhere.
  • It even has a slick scoring tool as well as a punch that lets you create rounded corners on your envelopes.
  • It's easy to keep it all together; the stylus storage compartment and two punches are designed into the tool so you don't have a bunch of little pieces to keep track of (even the instructions are printed right on the tool so you won't lose them!).
  • The price is terrific-especially for a tool that does so much!  $19.95 (US) 
  • It will be in next year's annual catalog, so it's here to stay.


Friday, August 30, 2013

Sketch Frenzy Friday 08-30-13

Hi Stampers:

It's Friday and time for Sketch Frenzy Friday.  I have been absent for a while from posting, and I am glad to be back creating with YOU!  Our sketch this week was created by the very talented Deb Currier:

Such a wonderful sketch!  And here's what I did with it:
Yes, I turned it on the side, and did not use the Baker's Twine (although I could have--I decided later, but it was too late!).

Here's what I used:
  • Crushed Curry(#131199), Soft Suede(#115318), and Whisper White(#100730) card stock
  • Sweater Weather DSP--from the Holiday Catalog (#132184)
  • Truly Grateful Stamp Set--from the Holiday Catalog(Clear-#131733, Wood-#131730)
  • 1-1/4" Burlap Ribbon--from the Holiday Catalog (#132140)
  • Crumb Cake(#126975), Soft Suede(#126978), and Crushed Curry(#131173) Classic Stampin' Ink Pads
  • Soft Suede Stampin' Write Marker(not available individually)
And, just because I thought the colors looked a little washed out in this picture, I am attaching another picture with a slightly different view:
 Don't forget:  All the designers' cards can be seen on the SKETCH FRENZY FRIDAY BLOG and you can add your take on our sketch by using the Linky tool also located there.  Please join us!