Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Card, scrapbook, pattern ideas for you

Have you ever been stuck with ideas for your cardmaking, scrapbooking, or crafting projects?  This is one of the awesome benefits you get when you join as a Stampin' Up demonstrator - an endless supply of card templates, scrapbook page templates, and patterns for boxes, and other fun projects!  The Christmas tree shown here is just one of them:


Each template provides a basic layout you can use as the foundation for a card, scrapbook page or other creative project.  It is super easy it is to make several projects using one idea as the foundation. which will help in creating your own projects. By simply changing color schemes, stamp sets, and embellishments, you  will have endless project possibilities!  

The Stampin' Up pattern library is another resource that demonstrators have access to - it has many patterns for baskets, books, boxes, cards, and pouches. It is a collection includes more than 150 patterns you can use to make projects for workshops, stamp camps, personal stamping, and more. 

You can join Stampin' Up in my online store and also read more about all of the wonderful benefits of being a Stampin' Up demonstrator...I know I haven't regretted it a bit and soooo glad I joined.

Here are a few more card and scrapbooking templates for you thanks to Stampin' Up -- Enjoy!!  Look forward to having you be one of my demonstrators!!

Sunday, November 22, 2015

Stampin' Up flash sale on Nov. 23 only!

On Monday, November 23rd there will be a 24-hour Flash Sale at Stampin' Up!  On Monday ONLY you can buy 3 select Designer Series Paper packs and Get 1 Free! Plus you can save 30% off the Gift Box Punch Board and the Envelope Punch Board.  See the list of prices and products here:


November 23-30 you can save up to 50% OFF other sale items as well... Punches, ribbon, washi tape, stamp sets, adhesive, the Magnetic Platform, glitter, button, boxes, Big Shot dies, framelits & more!!

Get ready to place your order on Monday because these deals are only available while supplies last - which you can do in my online store.
Don't forget to look over the list of retiring items from the Holiday Catalog (http://su-media.s3.amazonaws.com/media/Promotions/NA/2015/11_November/Holiday%20Retiring%20List/US_HolidayRetiringList_ENG.pdf) and the Weekly Deals and the Clearance Rack.  

If your order is $150 or more you'll receive FREE Stampin' Rewards to spend on anything you'd like, including Host Exclusive stamp sets shown on pages 179-181 of the annual catalog.  It's easy to place your order in my online store!

Friday, November 20, 2015

A card for clog dancers

One of my other favorite other hobbies besides cardmaking is clog dancing.  I was asked to make a card for one of our club members so I designed the card based on our clogging "uniforms."  I used retired Stampin' Up items to coordinate with the colors.  One of the Prima doll stamps by Julie Nutting was my basic design stamp.

Clog dancing is such great aerobic activity and easy to pick up, not to mention how much fun to do the dances to all types of music and the other cloggers you get to meet.  "Clogging" is also known as flat-footing, foot-stomping, buck dancing, clog dancing, jigging, or other local terms.

Clogging is a type of folk dance rooted in traditional European dancing from the British Isles, in which the dancer's footwear is used musically by striking the heel, the toe, or both in unison against a floor or each other to create audible percussive rhythms. Clog is from a Gaelic word meaning "time."  Clogging was social dance in the Appalachian Mountains as early as the 1700's. As the clogging style has migrated over the years, many localities have made contributions by adding local steps and rhythms to the style. 
Clogging is a dance style that is accentuated by the type of shoes that are worn during the dance. The shoes are used to make a loud percussion noise with the toe or heel or in some cases both the toe and heel to make a rhythm. This rhythm or beat is often compared to the sounds that percussion instruments make and is the basis of clogging. 

If you are in the Mesa, Arizona area you can find out more about joining us on Thursday afternoons at this website:   www.letsdoclogging.com      There are some videos of clogging steps and other clog dancing classes and events as well at this website.  BTW, here is the full clogger card I made!

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Stampin' Up retiring products list

Oh my goodness - The holidays are quickly approaching as well as the end of the Holiday Catalog. This year Stampin' Up! is giving us the opportunity to order products before they are gone for good. "Retiring Products" are products that will not be available for purchase after the catalog period is over.

See the list of retiring products here.

Products will be available through January 4, 2016 or WHILE SUPPLIES LAST. Some accessories and embellishments will go quickly, so take a peek through the Holiday catalog and order what you want before it's gone. If you'd like to see products at a glance without looking through the actual catalog, you can browse through Holiday catalog products here.

You can place your order for whatever you want in my online store!

Sunday, November 15, 2015

Weekly card sketch design #170

Here is this week's Paper Craft Crew card sketch design #170.   
If you play along with us this week:
  • Before playing along, please make certain you CLICK HERE to review our Challenge Rule!
  • When posting to your blog or other social media, please use keyword PCCCS170.
  • POSTING END TIME:  If you'd like to be chosen as a Top Pick, please be sure to link your project by Tuesday, November 17, 2015 at 11:55 PM EST
  • http://www.papercraftcrew.com/pcccs-170-card-sketch/
The Paper Craft Crew design team has come up with some fun card samples using this week's card sketch - a little bit of everything for everyone!



Monday, November 9, 2015

Paper Craft Crew weekly card design - lots of Christmas ideas

Here is this week's card sketch #169 with Paper Craft Crew. 

These cards will make you take a second look and take a closer look as they are just gorgeous; the card design team did a beautiful job with them!  You will see some great Christmas card ideas using Stampin' Up items at this website --  next month is Christmas already!!

Just a few things to think about if you play along with us this week:
  • Before playing along, please make certain you CLICK HERE to review our Challenge Rule!
  • When posting to your blog or other social media, please use keyword PCCCS169.
  • POSTING END TIME:  If you'd like to be chosen as a Top Pick, please be sure to link your project by Tuesday

Sunday, November 8, 2015

A fun Stampin' Up card project tutorial for you

 These wooden greetings are so neat to put on your cards and very textural.  You just make the background using the stamp set below and then glue the wooden elements on...your recipient will be so impressed!  You can order these items in my online store.

 Expressions Natural Elements

 Subtles designer series paper stack

 Bountiful Border Stamp set



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