Friday, May 31, 2013

Specials from Stampin' Up!

Hi Stampers:

Not only is the NEW 2013-2014 catalog out--and you can order from it, but Stampin' Up! has also announced a special on 3 greeting sets.  I LOVE all three of these sets and they are all on my go-to list for stamping greetings.  Here are the details:

Grab Your Greetings Promotion

Sale: 25 percent off three of our greeting sets!
No limits and get them on any order type (workshop, customer, demonstrator, or online). Dates: May 31-June 30, 2013
Sale PriceRetail PriceDescriptionItem
$17.96$23.95Sassy Salutations Wood-Mount Stamp Set132070
$13.46$17.95Sassy Salutations Clear-Mount Stamp Set126707
$14.96$19.95Sweet Essentials Wood-Mount Stamp Set132085
$11.21$14.95Sweet Essentials Clear-Mount Stamp Set126457
$21.71$28.95Petite Pairs Wood-Mount Stamp Set128706
$15.71$20.95Petite Pairs Clear-Mount Stamp Set122497


Sketch Frenzy Friday 05-31-13 Today is the Day!!

Hi Stampers:

Yes, it's Friday and time for a Sketch Frenzy Friday, BUT it is also New Catalog Day!!  That's right--the NEW 2013-2014 Stampin' Up! catalog goes live at noon Mountain Daylight Time.  There are SO many new items in it that I just LOVE, and I am going to show you two of them with my card today.  But first, let's take look at the sketch, created by Patrice:
Great Sketch!!  And here's what I did with it:
I kept it pretty simple--haven't added a sentiment yet--but I think it looks elegant.  Here's what I used:
  • Pool Party Core'dinations card stock
  • Whisper White card stock
  • NEW Wildflower Meadow stamp
  • NEW Simply Pressed Clay and Blossom Mold--the three little flowers above the Pool Party oval
  • So Saffron, Island Indigo, Pool Party, and Wild Wasabi Stampin' Write Markers
  • Labels Collection Framelits
  • Designer Frames Textured Impressions Embossing Folder
  • Perfect Polka Dots Textured Impressions Embossing Folder
  • Extra Large Oval Punch
  • Stampin' Sanding Block (with the extra fine paper).  I lightly sanded the Pool Party card stock after embossing. 
Don't forget--you can join us in our creative journey.  All you have to do is create something following the sketch--it doesn't have to be a card--and upload it to the SKETCH FRENZY FRIDAY blog!  And don't forget to check out the other designers' creations!


Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Are You Coming to My Open House?

Hi Stampers:

I am having a New Catalog Open House on Friday, May 31, 2013.  Here are the details:
Time:  1:00-4:00 PM or 6:00-8:00
Location:  My house--email me at and I will give you the address(sorry--I am leery about putting my address on my blog-hope you understand)
Make and Takes
New Catalog
Light refreshments
Door prizes
FREE shipping on order of $50 or above
Mystery Hostess
PLEASE RSVP so I know how much card stock to cut!

Friday, May 24, 2013

Sketch Frenzy Friday--5/24/13

Hi Stampers:

It's Friday, Friday, F-R-I-D-A-Y!!  I feel like I have been set free.  Some of my September thru May activities are winding down, and I will have more free time starting next week.  I am so excited about this week's sketch for SFF!  The sketch is just fabulous and was created by the fabulous Tammy Fite:

And here is my creation:
Don't you just love it?  Well, even if you don't, I love it!!!  Here's what I used:
  • Melon Mambo and Whisper White card stock
  • NEW Gingham Garden Designer Series Paper
  • NEW Mosaic Madness Stamp Set
  • Happy Birthday photopolymer stamp from the Dolled Up Birthday card kit
  • NEW Modern Mosaic TIEF
  • NEW Mosaic Punch
  • Melon Mambo, Daffodil Delight Classic Ink Pads
  • Island Indigo Stampin' Write Marker
  • Island Indigo brad from the 2011-2013 In Color Brads
  • 3/4" circle punch
As you can tell, the flower is made by stamping a design from the Mosaic Madness stamp set and then punching them out.  I used 7 punches.  I also punched three shapes from the Pear Pizzazz design of the Gingham Garden DSP and also punched a 3/4" circle from one of the Daffodil Delight flowers in the same DSP.  I also decorated the inside of the card:
 I just LOVE this card!  It is so bright and cheery!  I think I'll send it to my sister for her June 6 birthday!

Enough from me, today!  As you know, all of the designers have their creations posted on the SKETCH FRENZY FRIDAY BLOG and you can post yours their also.  Just use the Linky tool.  We hope you'll join us!

Friday, May 17, 2013

Sketch Frenzy Friday 05-17-13

Hi Stampers:

It's Friday again and time for another awesome sketch and card!  Today our sketch was created by....drum roll, please, ME!  I had a lot of fun with this sketch, both creating it and then making a card based on it.  So first of all, here's the sketch:
And here is my card:
This card has two sneak peek items on it.  The stripes were created with the new Gingham Garden Designer Washi Tape, and the butterfly was punched from the new Gingham Garden Designer series paper.  Both of these items will be available in the new IBC which debuts on May 31, 2013.  I also used:
  • Daffodil Delight card stock
  • Whisper White card stock
  • Beautiful Butterfly punch
  • Wacky Wishes stamp set--retiring June 3
  • Early Espresso Classic Ink Pad
  • Rhinestone Basic Jewels
  • 5/8" Flower Trim--gone after May 31
  • Melon Mambo Classic Ink Pad
  • Daffodil Delight Classic Ink Pad
  • Island Indigo Classic Ink Pad--retiring as an In Color, BUT coming into the Core Colors!! Yay!!
Be sure to stop at our Sketch Frenzy Friday Blog and check out what the other designers have for us this week!


Friday, May 10, 2013

Sketch Frenzy Friday 05-10-13

Hi Stampers!

I'm back!!  Did you miss me??  Things have been hectic around my house, and I have been doing several vendor and craft shows, so stamping time has been limited.  However, I did find some time to stamp a card for this week's Sketch Frenzy Friday, based on the sketch by Jennifer:
I think this sketch is deceptively simple.  There are many ways it can be interpreted, and you will see several different ones from our designers.  Here's mine:
First, let me apologize for the way my card leans.  The best place to take pictures of my creations is in my kitchen, and I set my card on top of the paper towel spindle, not realizing that it would shift when I took the picture.  I tried to correct it in my FastStone program, but it still leans.  Oh well!

Here's what I used:
  • This and That Designer Series Paper
  • Pool Party card stock
  • This and That Designer Washi tape--the Crumb Cake with the diagonal stripe on top--with banner tails cut into the ends.
  • Retiring 2011-2013 In Color brads in Pool Party and Calypso Coral
I have really fallen in love with the This and That items, and have used them a LOT lately.  I will post some additional items I created in the next few days.

Now, go back to the SKETCH FRENZY FRIDAY BLOG and check out the other designers' creations.  Remember, we have everyone posted on the blog, for your convenience in viewing all of them.  Please join us with your own creation.  You'll find the Linky tool on the blog.