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.