Saturday, March 31, 2012

The END is HERE! Today is the day!

IMPORTANT ALERT! TODAY is the LAST DAY of Sale a Bration! It ends Saturday, March 31st!!!

If you want to get free product from our Sale a Bration catalog, order today, Saturday, March 31st! Any product from the Idea Book & Catalog or the Occasions mini catalog qualifies. Once you spend $50 you get a free choice, $100 gets 2 free choices and $150 gets you three plus a free gift and $25 in free merchandise.
*****Now is the time to get those items on your wish list and FREE loot to go with them!!!

Stampin' Up! just announced that there are even more options for those placing an order over $150. Besides the usual hostess gifts you get with a qualifying order everyone can choose this adorable bag or....

Stampin' Up! is running low on these great shopping bags so they are giving everyone more items to select from. Check out this pdf file to see all of the great options availabe.

And also remember that if you are considering becoming a demonstrator this is a wonderful time to do so. Click here to read more about it.

You get all of these great items in your Starter Kit. You can even customize the kit to get exactly what stamps, colors and papers you would love to start creating with. And all this at a discounted kit price of $125.  Plus you will receive your choice of Designer Series Paper or a Digital Download every month for the rest of this year for FREE just for joining the Stampin' Up! family today during the last day of Sale-a-bration.

What are you waiting for?  HURRY!  Time is running out quickly! Head over to my website to place your order or begin your opportunity of a lifetime.

Okay, I'm off to my final Sale-a-bration workshop of 2012.  See ya all later.

Friday, March 30, 2012

Last Chance for Sale-a-bration

Heamping Friends,

You are now entering the final two days of Sale-a-bration. The BIGGEST sale of the Stampin' UP! year. It's been a wonderful Sale-a-bration for me, thank you to all of you who have supported my business these past two months.  Words can not express how much gratitude I have for each and every one of you.

This week at Sisters in Stamping we are showing you some last minute Sale-a-bration ideas.  As if you haven't had enough inspiration for these great sets, paper and accessories, now we are giving you even more.

For my card this week I used the Everyday Enchantment designer series paper for my color scheme.  I absolutely love that paper and will miss it once it's gone.  Good thing I have several extra packets that I have got for FREE over the past two months that I can use for quite awhile.

This card in person is so great because it's light and refreshing.  The base of the card is whisper white, then a layer of pool party and then another layer of whisper white. That layer I embossed using the houndstooth emobossing folder and the big shot.

The next layer is a piece of the Everyday Enchantment DSP that the end was punched with the scallop border punch to add more texture. Then I used the triple flower (a single stamp) in pool party. I stamped it twice and punched it with the two flower punches that coordinate with the stamp. There is a dimensional between the two flower layers.

Don't forget to visit Sisters in Stamping for more Sale-a-bration inspiration.

Saturday, March 17, 2012

Happy St. Patrick's Day!

Happy St. Patrick's Day to you (even if you're not Irish)!  I am an Irish girl and my husband is also Irish, so in this house we have to have some Irish food on St. Patty's Day.  We are having our annual Ham & Cabbage Dinner with a Minty Chocolate Brownie treat for dessert.  My oldest son said the filling for the dessert tastes just like a Shamrock shake.  I can't wait to try the whole thing together.  Yum, yum!

We are headed up to Don's brother's house to have our Irish dinner together. They have been coming here to our house for the past few years, but Don's brother wants him to help put in a car stereo so off we go with our big pot of ham and cabbage in tow.

Anyway, I thought I would share with you a little St. Patty's love with all of you today.  This card uses the Sprinkled Expressions (Sale-a-bration set) heart to make a four leaf clover.  I used Wild Wasabi to stamp the heart. The greeting is a single stamp that  is found in the Occasions Mini Catalog. It was stamped in Night of Navy and colored in with a Wild Wasabi Stampin' Write Marker.

The stem of the shamrock was also made using the Stampin' Write marker. Just use the side of the brush tip to make it. It's really not that bad. I know you're thinking I can't do that, but really you can. I have faith in you, now you should have faith too. 

I used the designer label punch to punch out the greeting and then punched a second one from wild wasabi cardstock to back it.  However, being that they were the same size, you have to cut it in half (lengthwise) and attach it to the top and bottom to see it.

Hope you have a wonderful St. Patty's Day!  And that this card inspired you to go create!

Friday, March 16, 2012

Fun Idea Using Designer Series Paper

Hello and welcome to another Fabulous Friday posting. This week at Sisters in Stamping we are showcasing the fabulous Designer Series Papers.  There are so many great things you can do with the paper and we are only going to touch the surface.  I personally love it for 2 reasons: one, I look like a great color coordinator thanks to the paper and two, it adds so much to a finished card, scrapbook or any other project with minimal effort.  What more can a stamper ask for?

This is a card I did for a Birthday stamp a stack. We made boy birthday cards, girl birthday cards, guys birthday cards, and then this one was the card for ladies.  The card uses the set, Not So Seriously.  The lady in the set is perfect for some paper piecing (which is what I did to this card). You can have so many great looking dresses with very little effort just by stamping on different pieces of Designer Series Paper.

I first stamped the woman and the presents on the very vanilla piece of cardstock using Basic Black ink.  I then stamped her on a piece of the Poppy red paper from the Everyday Enchantment Sale-a-bration Designer Series Paper.  Then I stamped the gift bags on two other pieces of Designer Series Paper from that pack. Cut out the dress from the red and cut the bags (minus the handles) from the other two. I also cut the tissue paper off of each bag so I could switch them to make the bags different from the tissue paper.

Then I just attached the pieces to the very vanilla cardstock using snail adhesive.  I used Stampin' write markers to color in her hair, skin, earrings, lips and shoes.  I love paper piecing because it gives you so many opportunities with almost no thought process at all. The thinking has been all done for you.  Gotta love that.

I also used the french script background, En Francais, on the pool party layer of the card to add just a little something. I guess I you could say I created my own designer paper. 

Of course, this card wasn't finished until there was a little bling on it, so I used the cherry cobbler dazzling details to add some sparkle to the polka dots on her dress.

Hope you like this card and it inspired you to try some paper piecing or just to go create something or your own.  Don't forget to check out the Sisters in Stamping blog for more great ideas using Designer Series Paper.

Friday, March 9, 2012

Time to Simply Score

Hello stamping friends.  I'm so glad you stopped by today to checkout this week's Sisters in Stamping Fabulous Friday project.  Our focus this week is the Simply Scored Tool and the new Diagonal Plate that goes with it.

This tool make s scoring so much eaier and the diagonal plate is awesome to make envelopes for those hard to find envelopes for cards. and you can use the great Designer Series Paper to make those envelopes coordinate beautifully with your card that will be placed inside.

The Simply Scored tool can be found in the Occasions Mini Catalog. The diagonal plate is a new add-on item. It is a must-have for the Simply Scored tol.  The diagonal plate item number is #125586 and it's only $11.95.

This week, I decied to make a card using both the Simply scored for straight lines and the diagonal plate for diagonal lines to make a fun background for my card. I started with Very Vanilla Cardstock for the base and then cut another Vanilla  layer to be 1/2 inch smaller.  Before attaching that to the base of the card I scored every 1/2" inch on the straight and then I scored every 1/2" on the diagonal to create this fun background.

For the strip going across the card I used the Everyday Enchantment Designer Series paper and the Lace Ribbon Border punch.  I then stamped the Triple Treat flower single stamp in Calypso Coral, Peach Parfait and Soft Suede ink. I used the Fancy Flower, 5-petal flower, and 1/2" circle punches to punch them out.  What a breeze, no cutting.

I used dimensionals (yes, my stock came in and I'm now a happy girl) to put the layers of the flowers together.  On the back of the largest flower I made strips using  snail adhesive so I could run the ribbon behind the flower to make "leaves"  using the 1/8" organdy ribbon that is part of the Everyday Enchantment Ribbon & Brad pack.

Hope you liked this card and it inspired to you to go and create.  If you really like this card and want to make one of your own, stop by tonight for my Sale-a-bration open house between 5:00 PM and 8:00 PM.  It is one of 2 free cards that you will be able to make.

Don't forget to check out the Sisters in Stamping blog for more ideas using the Simply Scored and the Diagonal score plate.

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Sale-a-bration Open House
Friday, March 9 , 2012 
 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

* Come and see lots of great samples using Sale-a-bration stamps, paper, and other accessories.

* Make 2 cards using these awesome Sale-a-bration items.

* Cost: FREE

* Chocolate Fountain will be flowing full of chocolate and many fun foods to dip into the chocolate, so you won't want to miss that.

* Specials for tomorrow only. Come to find out what they are. Can't make it tomorrow night, call me tomorrow to place your order and I will extend the specials to you.


Friday, March 2, 2012

Let's Get Punchin'

This week at Sister in Stamping we are focusing on projects made using punch art.  Punches are great to use so you don't need to cut something out but when you can use a punch for something other than what it was intended for it's that much better.  There are so many things you can make with punches, that I even offer a monthly punch class.  I've been doing  this class for several years and still have so many ideas to share that I will defintely be able to do the class for a few more years.  You are welcome to attend this class at any time.

I made these cute little bunny treats this past weekend for a class I was teaching at an all day Crop.  And as a bonus I will be doing these at many of my upcoming groups and workshops this month because they are so darn cute and of course Easter is right around the corner.  I used the 1"x 8" cellophane bags for these.  I filled them with some Eastery looking skittles. These are great little treats to pass out for the class or any little ones you may want to give something little to.  If you don't want to fill with candy you can easily put in a cute little pencil with egss, bunnies, or chicks on it.

This little cutie uses 6 different punches, extra large oval, large oval,  ornament, heart to heart, the circle from the itty bitty shapes punch pack, and a 1/4" circle punch.

I love the shading around the puffy part of the bunnies nose. It really adds a lot to the finished look.  Without doing it, it just doesn't look right.

Here's  a close up of the bunny.  These little bunnies are a great way to use up some scraps and they look great in a lot of different colors.  Try to make some of your own. You will love making them and have even more fun passing them out.

Don't forget to check out the Sisters in Stamping blog for more punch art ideas. 

Have a great day!  Come back soon!