Friday, November 15, 2013

Festive Flurry Ornament Kit

Stampin' Up recently introduced a new holiday ornament kit.  This is the Festive Flurry Ornament kit.  It inlcudes all the pieces needed to create 10 of these fabulous ornaments.  No need to order the stamps, framelits, ink, rhinestones, etc. - it is all in the kit.

Top presents, embellish cards, create a wintery garland, or trim the tree. How you use them is up to you!

The kit includes everything you need (minus adhesive) to create 10 snowflakes, including:
* 10 feet of Soft Sky Ribbon
* Printed cardstock - die cut and scored, ready to be assembled (Soft Sky, Crumb Cake, Whisper White Cardstock and Silver Glimmer Paper)
* Large Rhinestone Basic Jewels (40)

All for the price of $14.95.  Check this one out in my online store!!
Festive Flurry Ornament Kit - Item 135813

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Pool Party STARS Challenge

This is my final card featuring the This and That Epic Day DSP and the Simply Sketched stamp set from Stampin' Up.  And of course it is Thursday, that means it is time for another DOStamper STARS Challenge.
I changed up the sketch a bit.  My stamped image is on a slightly larger square and I added three Basic Jewel Rhinestones on the same piece.

Hope you have enjoyed these cards.  If you have missed my previous cards, here are the links: 
Calypso Epic Day - Calypso Coral
Sketched Epic Day - Gumball Green

All items Stampin' Up unless noted

Stamp: Simply Sketched

Paper:  Smoky Slate, Pool Party, Whisper White, This and That Epic Day DSP
Ink:  Smoky Slate, Pool Party
Other:  Basic Jewel Rhinestones

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Calypso Epic Day

Today I am featuring my second card using the This and That Epic Day DSP and the Simply Sketched stamp set from Stampin' Up.

I love the chevron design on this Designer Series Paper.  I stamped the bird using Calypso Coral on Whisper White.   I then punched out the design using a 1 1/2" circle punch and layered that over a 1 3/4" scallop circle.  The sentiment is from the Six-Sided Sampler stamp set.  I love the look of layering the Large Oval Punch over the Modern Label punch.

Thanks for checking out my card today.

All items Stampin' Up unless noted

Stamp: Simply Sketched, Six-Sided Sampler

Paper:  Calypso Coral, Whisper White, Sahara Sand, This and That Epic Day DSP
Ink:  Calypso Coral
Other:  1 1/2" Circle Punch, 1 3/4" Scallop Circle Punch, Large Oval Punch, Modern Label Punch, Basic Jewel Rhinestones

Saturday, November 9, 2013

Sketched Epic Day

Happy Saturday.  Today's card is inspired by the challenge at Seize the Sketch:

Over my next series of posts, I am going to feature the Simply Sketched stamp set from Stampin' Up and the This and That Epic Day designer series paper collection.  I love the look of Stampin' Up's Designer Series Paper, but once I get them I just can't seem to cut them.  This is my attempt to use up some of the my stash and make some great cards.  Of course, once I use it up I can always get more, right?  LOL!!

Thanks for stopping by.
All items Stampin' Up unless noted

Stamp: Simply Sketched, Regarding Dahlias

Paper:  Crumb Cake, Gumball Green, This and That Epic Day DSP
Ink:  Gumball Green, Early Espresso
Other:  None

Thursday, November 7, 2013

STARS Color My World

Here it is - Thursday again.  Time for another Color My World challenge. 

I thought about these colors for awhile before I came up with this card.  Actually, I ended by using Basic Gray instead of Smoky Slate.  I think it is still in the spirit of the challenge.  I love the Dahlia stamp and feel like it can be used in so many ways.

Thanks for stopping by.  Check out my fellow STARS.
All items Stampin' Up unless noted

Stamp: Regarding Dahlias

Paper:  Basic Gray, Very Vanilla, Modern Medley DSP
Ink:  Summer Starfruit, Jet Black Stazon
Other:  None

Sunday, November 3, 2013

Getting Ready for the Holidays

I am starting a new series of posts today featuring Stampin' Up product that you can use to get ready for the holidays.

The first post features some holiday ornaments created with the Gift Bow Bigz L Dies.

The ornament may look familiar to you.  It is the actually the same construction as the small pumpkin from a couple weeks ago.  See the Truly Grateful Pumpkins post.  I have replaced the stem with a Candy Dots Brad Base blinged out with a large Basic Jewel Rhinestone and Silver 1/8" ribbon as a hanger.

The angel is very sweet and easy to construct.   I cut 2 Small bow loops and 2 bow tails from Pool Party.  I then stamped the pieces using the Mixed Bunch stamp set with Island Indigo ink.  The halo is punched from Silver Foil Sheet using the 1 3/4" and the 1 1/4" circle punches.  The face is punched from Pink Pirouette using the 1 1/4" circle.  The center piece is Island Indigo cardstock punched with the 7/8" scallop circle and layered with a Frosted Finishes embellishment.

My upline, Dawn Olchefske has a video on her website featuring this project.  Check it out:  Stampin' Up Gift Bow Die Angel

Thanks for stopping by.  I hope you enjoy these projects.

Stamp: Mixed Bunch
Paper: Ornament - Island Indigo, Winter Frost Specialty DSP.  Angel - Pool Party, Island Indigo, Silver Foil, Pink Pirouette.
Ink: Ornament - Versamark.  Angel - Island Indigo.
Other: Gift Bow Bigz L Die.  Ornament - Candy Dots Brad Base, Basic Jewel Rhinestone, Silver 1/8" Ribbon, Silver Embossing Powder.  Angel - Silver 1/8" Ribbon, Frosted Finishes Embellishments.
Circle Punches - Ornament - 1" Circle, 7/8" Scallop Circle.  Angel - 1 3/4" Circle Punch, 1 1/4" Circle Punch, 7/8" Scallop Circle

Friday, November 1, 2013

November Stamp Set of the Month

For November’s Stamp Set of the Month, I have chosen Hello Lovely.  This is a great stamp set if you like to stamp.  The designs can be used individually or together to form patterns and designs.  And, of course, it includes sentiments making this set even more versatile.
For my featured cards, I started with a palette of the 2012-14 In-Colors.  The tiled card is stamped using Gumball Green and Summer Starfruit and then combined with coordinating cardstock.  The Hello Lovely card is a combination of Primrose Petals and Basic Gray.  The Ampersand card uses one of the 2013-15 In Colors – Crisp Cantaloupe matched with Early Espresso.

If you place an order of $40 (before sales tax and shipping) on my online store by November 25, 2013, I will send you the kit to make all these fabulous cards.  This includes all the cardstock cut to size.  You just need to add Hello Lovely stamp set and ink to create these cards.
Everyone who orders by November 25, 2013 is entered for a chance to win FREE Stampin' Up product. 
Check out the details of my Stamp Set of the Month program.