Thursday, August 28, 2014

The Holiday Catalog Goes Live!

Today is the first day that you can order from this great Holiday Catalog. Ordering begins at noon MT. If you would like a hard copy of the catalog...just contact me and I will get you one. Otherwise, you can click on it on my sidebar for the .pdf copy.

Today also begins a Hostess Special. Host a $300 party and receive this set (Good Greetings) FREE! This is in addition to your other Hostess Benefits. This special goes from today until October 31.
Thanks for stopping by today. Until next time....Happy Stamping!

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

World Card Making Day

Save the date: Saturday, October 4 @ 1PM. We will be making 2 each of 5 cards. 5 you will take home with you and 5 we will donate to the local Ronald McDonald House. Please go to my website ( and click on the calendar for October 4, click on the RSVP button to RSVP for this event. Please RSVP no later than September 30, so I know how many kits to make up. You will go home with 5 cards for your stash and make cards for a worthy cause. If you have any questions, feel free to contact me. Looking forward to seeing as many of you as can make it. It will be a fun day of stamping! This is a FREE event!

Thanks for stopping by today. Until next time...Happy Stamping!

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Happy Birthday!

This is a clean and simple Birthday card for our grandson. He's going to be 12 (awkward age for boys birthday cards...too old for kids cards, not old enough for man cards).
This card base is Pacific Point. I used an embossing folder from my stash and inked it up with Pacific Point ink and embossed on a Whisper White layer. I used the Banner Framelits and the Make a Wish from the Perfect Pennants set. I used Pacific Point and Real Red ink. I then added the line of Basic Pearls colored with a red Sharpie.

Thanks for stopping by today. Check back soon for more inspiration. Until then...Happy Stamping!

Monday, August 18, 2014

Busy in the Stamp Room

I have been spending some time in the stamp room (weather is too bad to go outside). I CASED a card from the Holiday catalog using the Wondrous Wreath bundle. I used two different reds (Real Red - left and Cherry Cobbler - right). Which do you like best?
The base card in both is Mossy Meadow. The banners are cut from the Banner Framelits. I used some silver ribbon on the Real Red one, but not on the Cherry Cobbler one. The background stamping is done with Gorgeous Grunge. The wreath uses Mossy Meadow and Pear Pizzazz. Real Red for the berries on the left one and Cherry Cobbler for the berries on the right one. Joy is cut from the silver foil paper.

This is another card made using the Wondrous Wreath bundle. I like the clean and simple look of this one.
The base card is Garden Green, the next layer is Real Red.. The wreath uses Garden Green, Pear Pizzazz and Real Red. The ribbon is the new 3/8" Woven Satin Ribbon. The embossed layer uses Snowburst (retired) embossing folder. The verse is from Endless Wishes and cut with the banner from the Circle Card Framelit.

Hope you have enjoyed these cards and have received some inspiration. Check back soon for some more inspiration. Until the next time....Happy Stamping!

Friday, August 15, 2014

Sneak Peek - For All Things

This card was inspired by Melissa Banbury, a Canadian demo who was featured in our September/October Stampin' Success magazine (a magazine that demos receive every other month). Melissa used different colors and hers was more detailed, but I'm happy with how my 'simple' version turned out.
All stamps are from the For All Things stamp set. I used a Cajun Craze base with a Hello Honey layer. I stamped the leaves in Tangelo Twist, Hello Honey and Mossy Meadow. I fussy cut them, then crumpled them, as Melissa did. I used the 'swipe' from the set in Mossy Meadow and stamped off before stamping on the Very Vanilla layer. I used the Mossy Meadow marker to stamp the Hello Fall!, so that I could stack the sentiment. I attached the leaves with Dimensionals.

I hope this has inspired you and gets you all thinking about fall and cooler weather. I know that here in North Idaho we're looking forward to something other than 90s!

That's all the Sneak Peeks for this week. Stay tuned...more will be coming. Until then...

Happy Stamping!

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Sneak Peak - Filigree Frame

Today's Sneak Peak is the Filigree Frame TIEF (pg 15). And, the Endless Wishes (pg 32) stamp set.
I know these aren't traditional Christmas colors, but they were what were on my stamp desk. The card base is Crumb Cake, the embossed layer is Soft Sky. I stamped the little snowflake from the set is both colors then added the banner, cut from the Banners Framelits (pg 231 of the Annual Catalog).

Check back again later in the week to see if I've had any more inspiration from my pre-order of Holiday Catalog items. Until then....Happy Stamping!

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Wondrous Wreath - Sneak Peek

I just LOVE this set. The minute I saw it, I didn't think Christmas, I thought Fall! Along with the Wreath Framelits, (pg 9) it's super easy to create any kind of wreath you want. And, they are available as a bundle, so it is truly Wondrous!
I used Crumb Cake card stock and stamped Hardwood (pg 175 of the Annual Catalog) in Baked Brown Sugar. The wreath is Cajun Craze and Crushed Curry with Blackberry Bliss berries. I stamped the hanging ribbon from the set in Blackberry Bliss and then added the bow made from the Blackberry Bliss Stitched Satin ribbon (pg 207 of the Annual Catalog).

Check back tomorrow for another Sneak Peak. Until then....Happy Stamping!

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Beauty of the Season

Here's another sneak peek...Beauty of the Season. (pg 26)
Don't know what happened with this pic, but the card stock is Soft Sky. (looks more like the retired Blissful Blue). I colored the image with my Blendabilities. Used the Label Framelits to cut out the opening and then sponged around the verse in Real Red. That ribbon is the new 3/8" Satin Woven Ribbon (pg 15)

Check back tomorrow for another sneak peek. Until then....Happy Stamping!

Monday, August 11, 2014

For All Things Sneak Peek

This is the first of the sneak peeks of the Holiday Catalog. I'm not sure exactly how I feel about this one. I just never thought of Blackberry Bliss as being a fall color. I think of reds, oranges, browns, but not purples!
The card base is Mossy Meadow. The DSP layer is from the Color Me Autumn. The next layer is Hello Honey. I used the For All Things stamp set for the images. Hello Fall is stamped in Cajun Craze. The leaves are stamped in Blackberry Bliss and the background image is Soft Suede. (I tried to use only the colors in the DSP pack). I finished it off with some Linen Thread and a Basic Pearl colored with a Sharpie.

Check back tomorrow for the next Sneak Peek. Thanks for stopping by today. Until next time...Happy Stamping!

Thursday, August 7, 2014

Get Ready for some Sneak Peeks

Hi everyone - I got most of my 'goodies' from the Holiday catalog, yesterday, but had one item back ordered. I'm hoping it comes by tomorrow and then I can start 'playing' in my studio. Check back on Monday to see what I designed with my 'goodies'. Until then....Happy Stamping!

Saturday, August 2, 2014

Big Shot Bundle Sale

Starting today, you can purchase the Big Shot and receive one of the Bundles below for FREE! Already have a Big Shot? You can still take advantage of the sale. Purchase any of the Bundles for 15% off.  This sale runs August 1 - August 31 only.
So, whether you've been putting off buying the Big Shot, or are loving the one you have...there's something for everyone!  If you have any questions, feel free to contact me. Thanks for stopping by today. Until next time....Happy Stamping!

Friday, August 1, 2014

Summer Birthdays

Today I thought I'd share a couple of birthday cards that I have been working on. These are for some birthdays coming up this month.

 On this first one I used the stamp set I Like You and my Blendabilities. I even added a little Wink of Stella from my stash to give it some 'shine'. The sentiment is from Endless Birthday Wishes.
This card uses the new Little Letters Framelits to cut the Happy Birthday. The designer paper is from SAB (last year, I think). The dots and the 'wishes' is also from Endless Birthday Wishes. I added Wink of Stella to the letters, too. Love the subtle shine!

I hope you are all looking forward to the Holiday catalog. It will go live on August 28 (that way if there are any issues, they won't happen over the holiday weekend).  If you would like a 'hard copy' of the Holiday catalog, leave a comment and I will get in touch with you to send you one, when I can.

Thanks for stopping by today and Happy Stamping!