Monday, November 25, 2013

Duncan Lou Who - I'm a Boxer Puppy, with legs of two - Super Puppy!

Paper Craft Crew card sketch #68 Nov. 20

Here is this week's card sketch #68 for the Paper Craft Crew challenge!  Check out the cards by the designers:

Just some things to think about as you play along with us this week
  • You may flip or rotate the card sketch, change or replace the shapes, but please make sure the general layout is recognizable.
  • Share a direct link to your creation, not just your blog, using the InLinkz feature at the end of this post. If InLinkz is down, please add a link with your comment.
  • If you don't have a blog, don't worry!  You can still use inLinkz by linking to your photo posted on Facebook or a similar social media site.
  • The Paper Craft Crew Design Team are Stampin' Up! Demonstrators and as such, we would like to see a minimum of 2 Stampin' Up! products or stamped images used on your card but don't let that stop you from participating.
  • Only those individuals that have at least 2 Stampin' Up! products or stamped images are eligible for any blog candy that may be offered along with being a "featured participant."
  • When uploading to online galleries, please use keyword PCCCS068.
  • POSTING END TIME:  If you'd like to be considered as one of our Featured Artisans, please be sure to link your project by Tuesday, November 26, 2013 at 11:55 PM EST
  • VOTING:  Voting on submissions starts on Tuesday, November 26, 2013 at 11:55 PM EST.  Voting ends on Friday, November 29, 2013 @ 1:00 PM EST.

Sunday, November 24, 2013

Paper Craft Crew weekly card sketch challenge #67

Somewhere I lost a whole week because I was sick - ugh!  Trying to get caught up....Here is last week's card sketch that I wanted to share since some of the card designer's cards are just so darn cute!  And you could use the card sketch design if you needed a quick card!  

Looks like this is for a square card, so when you mail a square card, it is additional postage.  Or you could put your square card into an envelope that is an "acceptable" size for the post office that doesn't require additional postage.  Wouldn't that be a surprise for your recipient?!

Saturday, November 23, 2013

Quick and easy boxes for gift gifting - a tutorial for you


To help you with your gift giving, Stampin' Up has it all - boxes that are food safe, ribbon, tags, paper, punches, and die cuts!  Here are a couple quick, easy ideas for those stocking stuffers, gifts to neighbors, co-workers, teachers, friends!  You can purchase all of these items in my online Stampin' Up store - that's even easier!  Of course, they can also be used for other times such as birthday, new baby, thank you, halloween, easter, valentines day...right?!

Gift Boxes with cherry cobbler grosgrain ribbon:
Season of Style Designer Series Paper
Stamp a Tag Kit
Kraft Gift Boxes
Decorative Window Gift Boxes

Whisper White Craft Stampin' Pad
Crumb Cake Stampin' Write Marker

Accessories & Tools
Cherry Cobbler 1" Stitched Edge Grosgrain Ribbon
Build a Banner Kit (Stencil)
Sponge Daubers

Merry Box
Very Merry Tags Stamp Set
Shimmery White Cardstock
Silver Foil Sheets

Raspberry Ripple Classic Stampin' Pad

Accessories & Tools
Tag a Bag Accessory Kit
Decorative Window Gift Boxes
Whisper White 5/8" Organza Ribbon
Silver 1/8" Ribbon
Stampin' Dimensionals
7/8" Scallop Circle Punch
Big Shot
Expressions Thinlits Dies

  1. Assemble the Decorative Window Gift Box.
  2. Wrap Whisper White 5/8" Organza Ribbon around the box and tie in a bow.
  3. Tie a Bermuda Bay Baker's Twine and Silver 1/8" Ribbon bow around the Organza ribbon.
  4. Stamp the "Very merry" image in Raspberry Ripple ink and punch out using the 7/8" Scallop Circle Punch. Adhere the sentiment to the Bermuda Bay tag using Stampin' Dimensionals.
  5. Cut "Merry" from Silver Foil Sheets using the Big Shot and the Expressions Thinlits Dies.
  6. Attach the tag and "Merry" to the Baker's Twine bow using a mini clothespin.

Thankful for You Foil Box
Itty Bitty Banners Stamp Set
Coastal Cabana Cardstock
Crisp Cantaloupe Cardstock
Pistachio Pudding Cardstock
Soft Sky Cardstock
White Vellum Cardstock
Whisper White Cardstock
Gold Foil Sheets

Crisp Cantaloupe Classic Stampin' Pad

Accessories & Tools
Epic Day This and That Designer Washi Tape
Tag a Bag Gift Boxes
Whisper White Baker's Twine
Window Sheets
1/2" Circle Punch
Big Shot
Bitty Banners Framelits Dies
Expressions Thinlits Dies
Simply Scored
Sewing machine and thread

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Paper bows made easy for a stencilled silverware place setting

Bows are so hot now, and super easy with Stampin' Up's bow diecut!  

And have you seen the great banner stencil kit that Stampin' Up has?  Besides making banners and garlands from it, you can make this cute Silverware Place Setting, since you can get all the supplies you need for it in my online Stampin' Up store!

Season of Style Designer Series Paper
Old Olive Classic Stampin' Ink Refill

Accessories & Tools
Mini Muslin Bag
Build a Banner Kit (Stencil)
Big Shot
Gift Bow Bigz L Die
Sponge Daubers

Gift Bow Bigz L Die  #129977
Price: $32.95

Create your own paper bows using any of Stampin' Up!'s fabulous cardstock or Designer Series Paper. Makes bows in 2 sizes. Large bow: 3-3/4" x 1-3/4". Use with Big Shot and Standard Cutting Pads

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

BOWS BOWS BOWS! Bowmaking class Dec. 15th/Sun. at 3-6 pm

Bow Making 
Sun., Dec. 15th at 3 – 6 pm 
  You will receive your own bow maker and learn how to make the perfect bow easily and quickly, in different sizes and types. 
Also receive 7-pages of illustrated instructions, a recyclable kraft box for your bows, a reusable folder for your bow samples, and a card with your bow(s).
Fun bows you will be making: single bow, double bow, single and double bows with long wrapping tails/ends using narrow and wide ribbons.
  You will  get to try out the new bow die cut by Stampin' Up!  
All supplies provided and door prizes as well.
·The box that you will also receive is a kraft box that you can put your bow samples into, and recycle if you want - it is food safe.

RSVP soon to reserve your spot!
Call me:     804-366-0023

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Great holiday sale before Black Friday/Stampin' Up for gift giving (and to put on your list!)

It's time for online holiday shopping!  
Stampin' Up is making it easier for you for 13 days only - Get incredible discounts-up to 50 percent-on some of your favorite products! This is the perfect time for to stock up on some of their favorite items, try the Stampin' Up! products, purchase for gift giving, stocking stuffers, or put on your own Christmas list (be sure to let everyone know so they can take advantage of this sale to give you what you want for Christmas!!) 

More info in my online store:

You will want to make that you don't miss out on the 24-hour-only doorbusters happening on the first day of the sale-30 percent off the Stampin' Trimmer, Simply Scored Diagonal Plate, and Many Marvelous Markers! The 24-hour sales period on these three products ends at 11:50 PM (MT), November 20.

Discounts range between 20 and 50 percent-awesome!
  • Discounted products are available on all order types
  • There's no minimum purchase required to participate in this promotion. 
  • For product bundles, you need to use the bundle item numbers provided. If you use individual item numbers, you won't get the discount-bummer.
  • You can buy additional products from any of the current catalogs  on the same order.

A free tutorial for you - snowflake Christmas card

I thought I would share a tutorial from Stampin' Up with you.  When you are a demonstrator, you have access to lots of tutorials, templates, and new, fresh, current ideas!  If you like snowflakes (Not to shovel or scrape!) you will like this card!  You can order any of these supplies in my online store.  Or better yet, join as a demonstrator with me and get 20% off all your orders :-)


Joyful Tidings Card (4-1/4" x 5-1/2")

Christmas Messages Stamp Set
Festive Flurry Stamp Set

Whisper White Cardstock
Silver Foil Sheets

Soft Sky Classic Stampin' Pad
VersaMark Pad

Accessories & Tools
Smoky Slate Stampin' Emboss Powder
Frosted Finishes Embellishments
Stampin' Dimensionals
Big Shot
Finishing Touches Edgelits Dies
Festive Flurry Framelits Dies
Perfect Polka Dots Textured Impressions Embossing Folder

  1. Stamp "Joyful tidings" in Soft Sky ink on the bottom of the Whisper White card front.
  2. Using the Big Shot and the Perfect Polka Dots Textured Impressions Embossing Folder, emboss a 4-1/4" x 4" piece of Whisper White Cardstock.
  3. Using the Big Shot and the Finishing Touches Edgelits Dies, cut the bottom edge of the embossed cardstock. Adhere to the top half of the card front.
  4. Stamp the snowflake image in VersaMark ink on a Silver Foil Sheet. Cover the image with Smoky Slate Stampin' Emboss Powder, and heat emboss.
  5. Using the Big Shot and the Festive Flurries Framelits Dies, cut out the embossed snowflake image.
  6. Adhere the snowflake to the center of the card using Stampin' Dimensionals.
  7. Adhere the Frosted Finishes Embellishment to the center of the snowflake.

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Heirloom ornaments kit - limited kits available!

Add a little festive flare to your holiday decorating with Stampin' Up's new Festive Flurry Ornament Kit! 
Great for presents, embellish cards, 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)

Festive Flurry Ornament Kit  #135813     $14.95

These are only available while supplies last so so take advantage of this offer and make 10 beautiful heirloom ornaments!  
Order now in my online store!

Click here for a video on how to make this easy but elegant project:

Sunday, November 10, 2013

Weekly card sketch challenge #66 Paper Craft Crew

Here is a really cute card sketch challenge #66 this week with Paper Craft Crew!  I had lots of fun putting all these little details on my card - I used My Digital Studio by Stampin' Up so it was very inexpensive to have so many!  Looks kinda shabby chic, don't you think?
Check out the cards from the design team - we all really like the pool party, coastal cabana color combos!

Get out some of those leftovers embellishments and pretty paper you have and join us!

Saturday, November 2, 2013

Celebrate digital scrapbooking/card making for a week free !

Daily deal downloads at Stampin' Up!  
Get free download for 30 days My Digital Studio in my shop and get started!
11/2 Hello There Kit + FREE Moments Ago Stamp Brush Set 
11/3 All Time Fave Photobook Template 
11/4 Modern Medley Overlays Kit 
11/5 Be Brave Pocket Cards 
11/6 Nobody's Business Photobook Template 
11/7 Autumn Traditions Kit 
11/8 Afternoon Daydream Kit

Weekly card sketch challenge #65 with Paper Craft Crew and Stampin' Up

Gee here it is November already!  This is a great time of year to make cards for the holidays...
Here is this week's Paper Craft Crew card sketch #65.

Here is the card I made for this challenge:

I seem to be used the pool party, coastal cabana, and similar colors lately!  I have to try and start gearing up for more holiday colors....but then, isn't it fun to use nontraditional colors too?

Here are some great ideas from the design team:


Hope you can join us this week!

Friday, November 1, 2013

Learn all about digital scrapbooking during weeklong celebration

The official Digital Scrapbooking Day is Saturday, November 2.
But Stampin' Up is celebrating it for a whole week!

This is the digital program I use to make up my digital cards that you have seen on my blog, and even photo scrapbooks.  They make great gifts!

Here is what's lined up for this fun and educational week:
  1. Guest bloggers: A talented group of demonstrators, customers, and designers from around the industry will share project inspiration on the blog. 
  2. FREE download: Be sure to check in on Saturday, November 2 to get your freebie.
  3. Videos: We'll share some more ideas with training videos to help you get started. 
  4. Daily deals: Every day, we'll feature a new download for 50% off! 
  5. Challenges: Use the daily deal download to create a project for your chance to win free downloads. (Upload your samples to the gallery with the matching tag to enter.)
Here's the list of daily deal downloads: 
  • 11/1 Amped Up Ampersands Kit
  • 11/2 Hello There Kit + FREE Moments Ago Stamp Brush Set
  • 11/3 All Time Fave Photobook Template
  • 11/4 Modern Medley Overlays Kit
  • 11/5 Be Brave Pocket Cards
  • 11/6 Nobody's Business Photobook Template
  • 11/7 Autumn Traditions Kit
  • 11/8 Afternoon Daydream Kit
It's all happening at! Join us every day for all the fun and increase your knowledge of this awesome scrapbooking tool - Downloads include select holiday cards, kits, photobooks, tags, and framables. Print products include photobooks, swatchbooks, cards, tags, and individual pages!!  Every week there are
fresh, exciting digital content - Check it out - it's an online class for FREE!

Get the free trial of My Digital Studio on the right side of my blog for 30 days so you can join in!

Not only can you try the MDS software for free, there are several free digital downloads you can play with too...get your freebies from my online store; see them here:

P.S.  Happy birthday to me LOL


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