Friday, October 19, 2012

Clearance Rack Updated!

Stampin' Up! just updated the Clearance Rack and added many popular products that have retired. Check it out here. There's fabric, Stampin' Spots, dies, kits and lots more!!! Remember that these items are while supplies last, so if there's something you didn't get before it retired, go check it out now!  Thanks for stoppin' by today!

Monday, October 8, 2012

And the Winner Is.....

Sheri Hughes, with this great contribution to the WCMD contest.
Sheri used my favorite set, Lovely as a Tree and did the reflection technique. She used all SU product (even though the corner punch and the ribbon are retired). This is a beautiful card and Sheri's prizes will be on their way to her in the next couple of days! Thanks Sheri for participating. There won't be any other pics because Sheri was the only one who participated.

Sunday, October 7, 2012

World Card Making Day

 
 
 
 
Today is World Card Making Day! So, I want to challenge you to get to your stamping area and make a card! Just one...and then email me a picture (calstamper@aol.com). I will post them all on my blog next week and guess what??? There will be PRIZES!!!!!
 
You have until 5PM on Monday to send me your pics. Only one entry per person. I will be putting everyone's name on a ticket just for participating. (sorry, this contest is for US participants only).
 
There will be one Grand Prize (for the one with the most 'tickets'). This is how you earn tickets:
1. Be the first to send me your pic (the time on the email will be the determining factor)
2. Make a card for Breast Cancer Awareness month
3. Make a card using ALL SU! product
4. Make a card using my favorite stamp set of all time: Lovely as a Tree
5. Make a card using my least favorite In Color: Summer Starfruit
There will be small prizes for these 5 catagories and then a Grand Prize winner. All winners will be announced on my blog after 5PM on Monday. Your creations will be posted after that.
 
Hope you will all play along! Now, go get stamping!

Saturday, October 6, 2012

Radiator Springs - CASEing Heidi Lopez

These two cards were inspired by Heidi Lopez (www.heidistamps.blogspot.com). She has the whole crew posted on her blog, starting here. You can also visit her SCS gallery here for Lightning McQueen and here for Mater. Heidi was kind enough to send me the Mater and Lightning Juicy Juice box fronts for me to make these cards.  Thanks again Heidi for your inspiration AND your generosity!
I used Real Red for the card base and Basic Black for the Chevron Embossed layer. Then added some silver (yep, they really are silver in real life) brads. 
The card base for this one is Gumball Green, the next layer is Marina Mist. I then used Crumb Cake for the Chevron Embossed layer. After it was embossed I ran my Cajun Craze stamp pad over it to sort of emulate Mater's rust. Happy Birthday is from Bring on the Cake.

Fall Colors

Here's a couple of cards I did for a color challenge on FB. We were to use More Mustard, Cajun Craze and Riding Hood Red. Hope you enjoy them.
The card on the left uses Dawn Olchefske's faux frame technique. You can find her tutorial on her blog here. It's a fun technique and I'm finding myself using it a lot. The card on the right used the brayer technique on glossy card stock. Thanks for coming by today.

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Starfruit Birthday

Today, I can share another birthday card that I made. I have to admit, Summer Starfruit was not my favorite of the In Colors. But, the more samples I see with it, it is starting to make it's way into some of my projects. I especially like it paired with Midnight Muse.
I used the Labels Framelits in two sized to make the frame around the saying (from Apothecary Art). The flower is made from Scallop Circle punches and held together with a Glimmer Brad with the edges sponged in Midnight Muse. The ribbon is Midnight Muse (I got free during the Back to Spool special last month). Thanks for stopping by today. Stop by again in a few days and I'll have another birthday card to share with you.

Monday, October 1, 2012

Single Stamp Pilot Program

Beginning today through Jan. 2, Stampin' Up! is allowing us to purchase individual stamps from select sets. The sets are Word Play (page 135 of the Annual Catalog), Perfectly Penned (page 132 of the Annual Catalog) and Seasonal Sayings (page 34 of the Holiday Catalog).

Here is the 'fine print' about this Pilot Program: 
  • These won't be sent to you in our typical cases or packaging; they'll be packaged in cello bags. If you'd like a case for your stamp, you can buy our Clear-Mount Stamp Cases that come in packs of four (item 119105).
  • This offer is available for clear-mount stamps only.
  • The stamps won't come with a Clear-Mount Block, and you'll need to buy a block separately if you don't already have one. The recommended block sizes can be found below.
  • There's no limit on how many pieces you can buy.
  • You must order using the items numbers below.

  • Word Play
    Buy your favorite single pieces from this popular stamp set!
    $4.95

    US
    $6.25

    CA
    132294
    Sick
    Block C
    $4.95

    US
    $6.25

    CA
    132295
    I Do
    Block C
    $5.95

    US
    $7.50

    CA
    132296
    Laughter
    Block D
    $4.95

    US
    $6.25

    CA
    132297
    Wish Big
    Block C
    $6.95

    US
    $8.95

    CA
    132298
    In My Thoughts
    Block H
    $5.95

    US
    $7.50

    CA
    132299
    You Mean the World
    Block D
    $4.95

    US
    $6.25

    CA
    132300
    Worth the Wait
    Block C
    $4.95

    US
    $6.25

    CA
    132301
    Imagine
    Block D
    $6.95

    US
    $8.95

    CA
    132302
    Rememeber When
    Block I
    $4.95

    US
    $6.25

    CA
    132303
    Joy
    Block C
    $6.95

    US
    $8.95

    CA
    132304
    Dreams
    Block E
    $4.95

    US
    $6.25

    CA
    132305
    Thanks a Million
    Block D
    Seasonal Sayings
    $5.95 US $7.50
    CA
    132310

    Christmas

    Block H

    $5.95
    US
    $7.50
    CA
    132311

    Halloween

    Block H

    $5.95
    US
    $7.50
    CA
    132312

    Thanks

    Block H

    $4.95
    US
    $6.25
    CA
    132313

    Love

    Block D

    $5.95
    US
    $7.50
    CA
    132314

    Celebrate

    Block H

    Perfectly Penned
    $4.95 US $6.25
    CA
    132306

    Thank You

    Block D

    $4.95
    US
    $6.25
    CA
    132308

    Get Well

    Block C

    $5.95
    US
    $7.50
    CA
    132307

    Celebrate Today

    Block H

    $5.95
    US
    $7.50
    CA
    132309

    Happy Birthday

    Block H


    If you have any questions, feel free to contact me.

    October Special

    Can you believe it's October already! Stampin' Up! has a great special to get you started making those holiday cards.

    Item
    Description
    Retail Value
    Special Price
    132260
    Christmas Gift Pack (wood-mount)
    Includes Ornament Keepsakes Set (wood-mount), Candlelight Christmas Specialty Designer Series Paper, Festive Paper-Piercing Pack
    $55.85
    $47.90
    132261 Christmas Gift Pack (clear-mount)
    Includes Ornament Keepsakes Set (clear-mount), Candlelight Christmas Specialty Designer Series Paper, Festive Paper-Piercing Pack
    $44.85
    $36.90
    132262 Christmas Gift Pack (wood-mount bundle)
    Includes Ornament Keepsakes Bundle (wood-mount), Candlelight Christmas Specialty Designer Series Paper, and Festive Paper-Piercing Pack
    $70.85
    $62.90
    132263 Christmas Gift Pack (clear-mount bundle)
    Includes Ornament Keepsakes Bundle (clear-mount), Candlelight Christmas Specialty Designer Series Paper, and Festive Paper-Piercing Pack
    $63.85
    $55.90

    Go to my website here to order yours today! As always, if you have any questions, you can email me and I'll be glad to answer them for you. Happy Holiday Stamping!