Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Stampin' Up! Festive Flurry Ornament Kit

 Looking for a fun, easy project to deck your halls?

(...Or maybe your tree, or your stair railing, or possibly even plates of goodies?)

Then look no further!  Stampin' Up! has you covered with the new Festive Flurry Ornament Kit.

The kit includes the following items to create 10 snowflakes:
  • 10 feet of Soft Sky ribbon
  • Printed, pre-scored, die cut cardstock (Soft Sky, Crumb Cake, Winter White, and Silver Glimmer paper)
  • 40 large Rhinestone Basic Jewels
  • Item #135813, $14.95

It's a great way to make your little gifts extra special.  Here's one on top of our Extra Large gift boxes, which are part of this week's Weekly Deals.

 They're also perfect for embellishing gift bags and cards.

Watch the video to see just how fun and easy these are to create:

Want to learn more?  Contact me today!

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Thank You Thursday

This week for Thank You Thursday Stampin' Up is offering 5 different punches at a 25% discount:

Artisan Label Punch #130920
Bitty Butterfly Punch #129406
Hexagon Punch #130919
Mosaic Punch #131267
Pansy Punch #130698

  • Each of these punches are regularly priced at $15.96, but today only they are $11.96.
That's 25% off!

Don't miss out!  You can order through my ONLINE STORE, or contact me today!

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Endless Wishes

How beautiful is this new photopolymer stamp set called Endless Wishes?

Stampin' Up! photopolymer stamps offer a versatile all-clear stamping option. You’ll find that our photopolymer is top-quality and gives a perfectly stamped image every time. The stamps stick amazingly well to our clear blocks and are easy to place just where you want them. 

And best of all, you get to enjoy tons of images for a great price!

Here are a few sample projects made by the Stampin' Up! design team:

Monday, September 23, 2013

Some days it doesn't take much to make me laugh...

I did an Google image search and couldn't find an original source for this, but I saw it on Pinterest.

Saturday, September 21, 2013

My First Wedding Card!

As far as I can remember I've never made a wedding card before, so this is my first!  I took inspiration from this card by Julie Davidson.

It's hard to tell, but I used Shimmery White card stock and all the black stamped parts are embossed.

This new Gold Foil paper from from the Holiday Catalog is so pretty I had a hard time cutting into it!

Stamps:  Chalk Talk, Blooming With Kindness, Label Love
Paper:  Shimmery White, Basic Black, Gold Foil
Ink:  Versamark
Accessories:   Black Embossing Powder, Modern Mosaics Embossing Folder, Artisan Label Punch, Label Bracket Punch, Chalk Talk Framelits, Dimensionals, Basic Pearls

Wow!  That's quite a list!  3 different stamp sets?!

What's the largest number of stamp sets you've used on one card?

Friday, September 13, 2013

Flashback Friday - Beary Best Friends

I needed to make a card for my sweet little niece who's turning 5 and I realized that I just don't have a lot of stamp sets to make cards for little girls!  

Now, I'm not saying there aren't girls who like trains, and dinosaurs, and sports, (all of which I have stamp sets) but I don't have many sets I would automatically reach for to make cards for girls.

Good thing I've held onto this retired stamp set called Beary Best Friends!

To make the polka dot dress I stamped the image on a piece of Pawsitively Prints Designer Series Paper and carefully cut it out with my paper snips.  A little Crystal Effects on the eyes and nose makes them shiny and dimensional.

What retired sets are you hanging onto?

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Freshly Made Sketches #101 - Blooming With Kindness

sitstaystamp.com Blooming With Kindness FMS101 Natalie Kennedy

I've had a card idea rolling around in my brain for a while now - please tell me I'm not the only person that does that...spend more time thinking about making a card than it would take to actually make it?

Anyhow, when I saw just how close this week's Freshly Made Sketches challenge was to the idea I had in my head, I realized  it was time to go for it.

Stamps:  Blooming With Kindness
Paper:  Crumb Cake, Whisper White, Coastal Cabana, Strawberry Slush, Crisp Cantaloupe, Pistachio Pudding
Ink:  White, Coastal Cabana
Accessories:  Rhinestone Basic Jewels, Dimensionals, Extra-Large Oval Punch, Hexagon punch

Want to try a card of your own?  Find out more about this week's sketch HERE.

Thursday, August 15, 2013

NEW Christmas themed single stamps!

Wow!  A new Christmas-themed collection of single stamps is now available! And aren't they beautiful?

What are 'single stamps'?  What that means is you can get just one, or you can get them all!  And 6 of the 8 stamps coordinate with our Framelits or punches.

It may seem early to start working on your Christmas projects, but it'll be here before you know it!  These stamps will only be available until January 31, 2014

Want a closer look?  Download the flyer HERE.

Thursday, July 18, 2013

Dress Up Framelit Treat Holder

I'm at the Stampin' Up! Convention this week and I wanted to share a project I made to swap with other demonstrators while I'm here.  These treat holders are made using the Dress Up Framelit Dies.  I first saw the idea to make these boxes by watching a video by Shirley Merker on a special website for Stampin' Up! demonstrators, but I've seen a few different tutorials online showing how to make them.

I came up with the idea for the scallops at the neckline by using the 7/8" Scallop circle punch.  I punched Whisper white cardstock, then snipped the little scalloped circle in quarters and adhered a quarter behind each part of the neckline.

Not only are you able to completely customize the design of the dresses themselves, you're also able to adjust the size of the treat box to fit whatever treat you choose perfectly.

Wouldn't these be an adorable little gift or table setting for a shower, baptism, or christening?

Paper:  Coastal Cabana and Whisper White cardstock, Eastern Elegance DSP
Accessories:   Tea Lace Paper Doilies7/8" Scallop Circle Punch, Coastal Cabana 3/8" Ruffle Stretch Trim, Basic Pearl Jewel Accents

Friday, July 5, 2013

Simply Stars Thank You

I always love star stamp sets because of their versatility, and Stampin' Up!'s Simply Stars is no exception.  Of course it works for patriotic cards, but these stars will also look fantastic for birthday and Christmas cards as well.

Some friends invited us over for an Independence Day barbecue and we had an absolute blast!  (Quite literally, because the fireworks show was IMPRESSIVE!)

This thank you will arrive in their mailbox shortly.

Stamps:  Simply Stars, Itty Bitty Banners
Cardstock:  Real Red, Pacific Point, Whisper White
Ink:  Real Red, Pacific Point
Accessories:  1 3/4" Circle Punch, 2 3/8" Scallop Punch, Bitty Banners framelits, Rhinestone Basic Jewels, dimensionals

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Sale-A-Bration goodies!

I made this card using some new items available only during Sale-A-Bration!  

Starting today, with each $50 you order in Stampin' Up! products, you get to choose 1 item from the Sale-A-Bration brochure for FREE!  (This card uses three of the new Sale-A-Bration products: the new Petite Curly Label Punch, the new Sycamore Street Designer Series Paper, and the Vintage Verses stamp set.)

Supplies used:
Stamps:  Vintage Verses
Ink:  Rich Razzleberry
Paper:  Sycamore Street Designer Series Paper, Rich Razzleberry, Pool Party, Sahara Sand
Accessories:  Petite Curly Label Punch, Large Scallop Edgelit, Chevron embossing folder, Itty Bitty Punch Pack Basic Rhinestone Jewels Accents, Dimensional, corner rounder

Want a copy of the Sale-A-Bration brochure yourself?  Contact me today!

Today is the first day of Sale-A-Bration!

Woo hoo!  It’s finally here! Sale-A-Bration 2013!  How will you Sale-A-Brate?

Well, you could HOST:

Have your friends over for a party and earn fantastic Sale-A-Bration freebies with a qualifying order! For a minimum $150 party, you’ll get a FREE pack of Silver Glimmer Paper (silver paper for Stampin’ Up!’s silver anniversary!). Host a $400 party, and you’ll get the free Glimmer Paper PLUS a FREE product bundle—and that’s in addition to the normal hostess benefits (including $65 products of your choice - you pick 'em!)!

Contact me today to schedule your Sale-A-Bration party!

Or, you could SHOP:

For every $50 you spend, you’ll get a FREE Sale-A-Bration product— and there are nearly 20 to choose from! Visit my online Stampin' Up! store (click on Shop Now in the upper right corner) to get started.

Last, (and best of all!), you could JOIN:

You can party all the time when you become a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator. Plus, when you join during Sale-A-Bration, you’ll get 25% more products for FREE in your Starter Kit!  See more HERE  to take advantage of this limited-time offer.

Contact me today for more information or a current copy of the Stampin' Up! catalog.