Saturday, October 14, 2017

Stamper's Dozen October Blog Hop

Hello Stamping Friends,

It's time for another great blog hop with the Stamper's Dozen. This month we are sharing cards or projects made using the Painted Autumn Designer Series Paper.  I used the coordinating stamp set as well on my card. This is a great card to give to all of your friends this Thanksgiving season to let them know how grateful you are for each of them.

I used the Painted Autumn Designer Series Paper as background layer for this card. It is the layer beneath the stamped piece of whisper white cardstock. I stamped three flowers from the Painted Harvest stamp set in the corner of the white cardstock and then stamped the greeting in the open white space. I also stamped one sunflower on a scrap piece of white cardstock along with a few leaves, cut them out, added a few dimensionals and placed it over the other "flat" flowers to add the perfect amount of dimension to the finished card. 

Then I stamped the heartfelt message inside and another flower in the corner to make the inside of the card almost as exciting as the outside. 

Of course (because that's how this brain of mine works), I used the traditional colors for my card but I have seen many great cards made using all different colors and each one is awesome. So, go and try some of them yourself.

Don't forget to continue on the hop to the Bonnie's blog to see what great project she created. Click below.

If you missed Judy's blog, click the link below to see her fantastic project.

Thanks for stopping by. See you soon.

Friday, October 13, 2017

Fun Fold with the Sisters in Stamping

Hello Stamping Friends,

So glad you decided to join me again. I know I have been a bit absent lately and I hope you accept my apologies. It is a super crazy time in the Yurkanin house right now. It's fall soccer season, back to school season. Yep, Jonah plays junior high soccer and travel soccer in the fall so we are going 6, even 7 days a week with soccer practice or games. And then we're back to school. I'm still subbing this year but there's been a bit of a twist, I'm the long term sub for kindergarten and 1st grade music. Interesting, right? It's a stretch for me as I am not a music certified teacher but I am settling in just nicely and am really enjoying it. The first week of school, I was a nervous wreck, now, it's just what I do and I think I'm doing a pretty good job considering all things.

So things are settling in, junior high soccer is almost over, and I will be back and posting more often. I know you are excited about that and I am too. Today the Sisters in Stamping are sharing cards with fun folds and I love the card I'm sharing with you.

This card was inspired by a swap card I received from my friend Melanie from Canada. She always does the most intricate, amazing projects so I wasn't surprised when the card that one of my stampers wanted to learn how to make was one of Mel's cards. I got busy figuring out the scoring and cutting for this card. Surprisingly enough it wasn't nearly as difficult as I thought it might be (which made me happy). 

Here it is open.  Neat, right? The whole lot of lovely designer series paper was the starting point for my card. Then added the Garden in Bloom stamp set. I love how soft and soothing this card turned out. The person receiving this card will treasure it for a long time. 

The attention to detail, cut out flowers, layers of cardstock and designer paper and the little fluttering butterfly makes it a gift in itself. The recipient will know jut how special they are to you after they receive this beauty.

Don't forget to head over to the Sisters in Stamping for more fun folds.

Thanks for stopping by.

Sunday, October 1, 2017

There's a Sale Waiting for You

Hello Stamping Friends,

There is some super exciting news to share with you today. October 7th is World Card Making Day and to celebrate Stampin' Up! is offering 15% off select cardmaking essentional from today through October 10. Don't miss out. I think my favorite sale item is the fast fuse, Buy 1 fast fuse and get 2 refills for free. How awesome is that?

There's also an awesome sale on Designer Series Paper, buy 3 get 1 free. Check both offers out below.

To sweeten the deal a little more, anyone that places an order of $50 (before shipping and tax) now through October 10, will receive their choice of glimmer paper, striped treat bags, pearl basic jewels, or rhinestones basic jewels as a thank you from me. You will just need to let me know which item you want as a thank you. To sweeten the deal a little more, if you spend $100, you will get two items as a thank you and the sweetest deal is if you place a $150 order you will get three items as a thank you plus host benefits of at least 10%.  Don't delay, place your order today

Don't forget the World Cardmaking Day Sale is through October 10th.

The Designer Series Paper Sale is the entire month of October.

My bonus thank you sale is through October 10th as well.

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Color Challenge With the Stamper's Dozen Blog Hop

Hello Stamping Friends,

A whole month has passed since the last Stamper's Dozen Blog Hop. This month we have a color challenge: Fresh Fig, Tranquil Tide and Very Vanilla. I decided to go with a Christmas theme with these colors. A little twist on the red and green traditional Christmas colors.

I love this new set from the Holiday Catalog, Season Like Christmas. It is so easy to create a layered look with minimal stamps. The tree is four separate stamps. The first layer of the tree was stamped after inking in tranquil tide and stamping off onto scratch paper before stamping it on the vanilla cardstock.  Then I ink the second layer of the tree in the tranquil tide and stamped directly (full strength) over the first layer. It was finished off with the "berries" or "ornaments" in Fresh fig ink. The tree trunk is so easy to line up because you just find the "holes" in the tree to know where to place it.

Here's another version of the card with the cardstock colors reversed. I find it interesting how they both look the same but stands out differently by switching the way you layer the cardstock. This is also a good way to make more cards using the two packs of cardstock. Which one do you prefer?

I know it's only September but Christmas time will be upon us in the blink of an eye. Never too early to start thinking of your Chrsitmas cards. 

Be sure to check out the rest of the great projects made by the rest of the Stamper's Dozen. You are going to love them. Such a vast variety of ideas.

Click the Next Blog button below to head over to Bonnie's blog.

Click the Previous Blog below to go to Judy's blog.

Thanks for stopping by. See you soon.

Friday, September 8, 2017

Rose Wonder for a Beautiful Sympathy Card

Hello Stamping Friends,

It's that time again. Fabulous Friday is here and the Sisters in Stamping have another challenge ready and waiting for you. This week is a more somber theme, one many of us like to avoid, but unfortunately we all need these cards from time to time whether we like it or not. We all need sympathy cards. I can admit, I really don't like making these cards because I know it means someone lost a loved one. However, I do know that these cards are important to these people because they need words of hope, love and encouragement. A story about their loved one is just the icing on the cake, making the card a treasured gift for years to come.

This sympathy card is a super quick and easy card to make but a beautiful card to receive. I kept it simple. Using the Rose Wonder stamp set I stamped the large rose in Crushed Curry ink on whisper white cardstock. I then stamped the "With Sympathy" in night of navy ink on vellum cardstock. The vellum is cut longer than the night of navy cardstock so it could be tucked behind to be secured.(You know, the adhesive shows through the vellum so you need to hide it somehow.

This would even make a nice card to give in a set of cards because it comes together to quickly and looks great when finished.

Don't forget to head over to the Sisters in Stamping for more Sympathy card ideas.

Friday, September 1, 2017

Thanks a Latte for the Big Shot

Hello Stamping Friends,

TGIF! It's back to school week here for us and it has been a long week of getting used to the school routine again. Alarm clocks, lunches, clothes, soccer practice, and dinners make this chic just plain tired at the end of the day. I have also be subbing (since the first day) in a kindergarten/first grade music class since day one, which is adding to the tired. I haven't started school in the past when the kids go back. I usually have a few extra days before anyone needs a sub.

I feel so blessed for being asked to cover this class until the district hires the permanent music teacher (which won't be this girl because she doesn't have a music background). I have been researching, printing, laminating and acquainting myself with lots of music stuff so I'm ready and able to teach some fun classes to the little ones. So far it's been a lot of fun and all is going well. Now onto some stamping. It is why you came.

Welcome to another Fabulous Friday with the Sisters in Stamping. This week we are sharing with you some of our favorite big shot accessories. I absolutely love the big shot and don't know how I stamped for all those years without it. It's by far the most used tool I have. (And actually, I have 2 of them) Almost every card I create has something on it that used the big shot. Although, I do challenge myself every so often to create something without using it and I can still do it.

I used the Coffee Cafe stamp set and coordinating framelits for my card. I went away from the colors of the designer series paper and a more traditional coffee look by using some bright and fun colors. Of course, I used some Lemon Lime Twist (it is by far my favorite color) and Berry Burst for this card. There is an accent of Early Espresso (it is coffee, after all).

I also used the Lots of stars embossing folder to add some texture to background. It is such a fun starburst looking folder.

There is a lot of layering behind the coffee cup to add more visual appeal without filling up the entire background.  Hope you like it and it has inspired you. Change the colors, change the stamp set and you have an entirely different looking card. 

Don't forget to head over to Sisters in Stamping to see more awesome projects that use the big shot.

Friday, August 25, 2017

Everyone's Favorite New Bundle

Hello Stamping Friends,

Happy Friday! Well, until I think about this being the last Friday off of school for the summer. That make me sad. Except, this year, I get to teach the first day of school. I have been asked to fill in the first two weeks of school for a kindergarten/first grade music classroom. Please pray that I do an awesome job. I'm so excited and nervous at the same time. You know, I'm not a music teacher but thankfully the little ones won't be too critical. I've have been researching some things over the past few days (yep, I just found out, not last minute Nelly this time for me) and have some fun ideas planned so I think I will be okay. Plus, I have a friend that is the music teacher in the district's other elementary school so I will be in touch with her as needed. Thanks, Jess.

Anyway, on to what you came for, stamping ideas. This week with the Sisters in Stamping we are focusing on the awesome bundles in the holiday catalog. There are so many great ones, it's really hard to pick one as a favorite.  I decided to focus on the ever popular Delightful Daisy bundle that obviously everyone wants because it went into a backorder status really quick. It got so backed up that Stampin' Up! even turned the number off making it un-orderable for a bit. Have no fear, it is available again so go ahead and place your order for this great new bundle. We have sold more of the daisy punch in just a few months than the other punches have sold in a 5 year period. Now, that definitely makes it a favorite.

For my card, I wanted the greeting on the inside but able to be seen from the outside. How in the world can I achieve such a goal? Well, it's really easy with window sheets. I cut off part of the front flap on the base and replaced it with a window sheet.

Here's a close-up, so you can see what I mean a lot better. This is showing you what the card looks like when it is standing on display. I am loving this card design. It's so fun. You need to try it.

And here's another shot of it. Neat card, don't you think?  I love the coordinating designer series paper. The designs are so different that you can achieve a totally different look by selecting another sheet from the pack.  So, think you need to have the daisy bundle?  Everyone else does. What are you waiting for?  (wink, wink)

Don't forget to head over to the Sisters in Stamping blog for more great bundle ideas.

Thanks for stopping by.