Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Team Tuesday

Welcome to a new segment I'm introducing to my blog!  Every Tuesday, I will feature a guest stamper from my 'Thinking of Inking' team.  Thanks to Becky Roberts over at Inking Idaho for the Team Tuesday idea! :)

Today the very talented Paula Stewart has made a scrapbook page using MDS. I'm super excited about this because I have yet to take the plunge into MDS so I love to look at the creations of others!

Here is what Paula has to say about her page:
"This scrapbook page was created using MDS2, if you don't have it already you can try it free for 30 days! Even better, from Oct 29th to Nov 5th there will be free downloads and 50% off all digital kits!The fun part of this project was actually searching for a fun Halloween-ish font to use. The font I used is called "You Murderer". Font names are so funny. One of my favorite features of MDS2 is re-colouring DSP. You can take any DSP and change the color with the click of your mouse. If the DSP is multicolored, you will end of with shades of the colour you choose. Like my background paper here, I re-colored to basic gray.  MDS2 is so easy to use, I hope you give it a try!"

Check out more of Paula's great projects at her blog Sweet Shoppe Cards!

Monday, October 29, 2012

Trick or Treat!

I'm busy, busy, busy today with the mega stamp sale Stampin' Up! is having (more details below) so this post will be super fast but I wanted you to have something pretty to look at!  And I'm also running out of time for Halloween posts.

This little gem is getting filled up with an assortment of candy and is headed, along with the coordinating card, to my oldest son's teacher.

The box is really my favourite and I went super overboard with products but it turned out so awesome...that I really, really don't want to give it away but the anti-hoarder in me says do it!!  I embossed directly onto the box and it worked perfect so don't be afraid to give that a try.  If you haven't gotten any of these awesome Kraft boxes, you definately need to!  And at only $3.50 for 4 of them, why wouldn't you? :)

Huge Sale Today Only!!!
For 24 hours only, almost every stamp we sell will be reduced 15% !
It's a Sell-A-Stamp Spooktacular!
Get your Christmas List ready and do some shopping!
Personalized stamps make perfect Christmas gifts!!
All new single stamps are available at the discounted price also!
Place your order HERE at my online store.

Stamps: Toxic Treats (127901), Etruscan Elegance wheel (127868)
Inks: VersaMark (102283)
Paper: Crumb Cake (120953), Gumball Green (126840), Howlstooth & Scaringbone DSP (126906)
Tools: Heat Tool (129053), Big Shot (113439), Labels framelits (125598), Dotted Scallop Ribbon punch (119275)
Embellishments: Tangerine Tango Scallop Dots ribbon (124144), Antique brads (117273), Neutrals buttons (119743, Black embossing powder (109133)

Sunday, October 28, 2012

Promotion Commotion!

Sell-A-Stamp Spooktacular!
Mark your calendars!!! On Monday, October 29, from 12:00 a.m. (MT) until 11:50 p.m. (MT), Stampin' Up! is having a ONE DAY ONLY sale where every stamp and stamp set in the Annual and Holiday catalogues will be 15% OFF!! This is the best time of the year to be a customer and certainly the best time to stock up on the stamp sets on your wish list...and even get some Christmas gifts for friends!  You can order directly through my website or email me your order and I will process it for you.  PLUS, if you order is over $200 you will receive an additional $35 in FREE product...on top of the stamp discount! Please not that you must email me the order to receive the free product.
Stamps reduced to 15% off include:
Stamps NOT included in the sale:
  • Hostess sets
  • Bundled stamp sets
  • Digital stamp brush sets
There is no minimum purchase and no limit to the amount of stamps you can buy

STAMPIN' UP! SPECIAL HOLIDAY OFFER: Get the Festive Paper-Piercing Pack FREE with a special holiday product purchase. Offer ends Oct. 31.  Find more details here.

Saturday, October 27, 2012

Witches and Goblins and Spooks

Halloween is almost here and I haven't made nearly as many spooky and tricky projects as I had planned.  Which is especially inexcusable given the totally rockin' Halloween stamps we have this year in the Holiday catalogue and the Howlstooth and Scaringbone (makes me giggle everytime I hear that name!) paper.  So from now until Wednesday I will share things that are strictly spooky...or cute spooky...you understand.

This card was somewhat stressful, I couldn't decide which DSP to put where!  But once I finally settled on that it came together pretty quickly.  I snipped off the prongs on the gold glimmer brad and attached it to the button with a glue dot.  Then attached the button to the ribbon.  My original plan here had been to go with a fancy bow but that was covering the words and we simply couldn't have that.

I gave it the full treatment with a decorated inside as well.  I've been dying to use that creepy little frog but couldn't make it work on the front of anything.


Stamps: Toxic Treats (127901)

Inks: Basic Black (126980), Basic Gray (126981), Versamark(102283)
Paper: Basic Black (121045), Basic Gray (121044), Whisper White (100730), More Mustard (100946), Howlstooth & Scaringbone DSP (126906)
Tools: Heat Tool (129053), Big Shot (113439), Perfect Pennants (123126), 2 1/2 Circle punch (120906)
Embellishments: Neutrals Designer buttons (119743), Basics Glimmer
                                    brads (121003), Basic Black taffeta ribbon (119962) 


Friday, October 26, 2012

Lots of Fluff

Lots of fluff: that's what I say about cards with hardly any stamping!  Here is a sleek and simple card that I put together in less than 10 minutes.  The parts that used the Big Shot are really what took up the most time.  This is a card that can be mass produced...hmm, potentially a good Leadership swap?  Lots of dimension keep this card from being too plain.

Stamp Sets: Sweet Essentials (126457
Inks: Baja Breeze (126960)
Paper: Whisper White (100730), Rich Razzleberry (115316), Floral District DSP (126919)
Tools: Elegant Butterfly punch (127526), Big Shot (113439), Fancy Fan folder (127751), Bitty Banners framelits (129267)
Embellishments: Pearls (119247), Metallic Brads (119741)

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Watercolor Winter

The first Christmas card of the season is always a lot of fun to make and always being a little more glitzy than any card I would send out!  You know the type: lots of techniques, specialty paper, tons of embellishments, too heavy for the mail, etc.

Watercolour Winter is such a gorgeous stamp set and so simple to use for a two step set!  I stamped the holly and leaves and the other fan looking thing (someone want to help me out with what that is called?), and then rolled over that with the Music Notes wheel...love that one!  Then I stamped the poinsettia and used gold embossing powder for the overlay.   It's popped up with a dimensional to make it the focal point.  A little Champagne glitter paper is super stunning on the side!

It's a little hard to see but I stamped my greeting in Versamark before inking it up and then embossed it to give it some shine.  I love that I can keep the colour I want but still have that pretty, embossed look.


Stamp Sets: Watercolour Winter (129727), More Merry Messages,(126402), Music Notes wheel (120327)
Inks: Cherry Cobbler (126966), Always Artichoke (126972), Old Olive (126953), Soft Suede (126978)
Paper: Soft Suede (115318), Old Olive (100702), Very Vanilla (101650), Champagne Glimmer (127885), Festival of Prints DSP (126904)
Tools: Heat Tool (129053), Decorative Label punch (120907), Scallop Trim Border punch (118402)
Embellishments: Cherry Cobbler Seam Binding (120992), Early Espresso 1/8 Taffeta (119959), Naturals buttons (127554)

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