Sunday, October 27, 2013

Adorable Elf Christmas Card

Elf Shoes for Christmas
This is one of the cards we will be making at my Christmas Card Stamp-a-Stack in a week!  On November 3rd from 2-5pm we will be making this card and 4 others.  You will go home with two of each card for a total of 10 cards.  Cost is $30 for all of the projects (with envelopes).
I got this idea from my friend Patty Bennett.  She made a video for this cute card and you can find it here: Patty's Elf Shoe Tutorial.

Come back tomorrow for the last card we will make with a picture of all 5 cards!  Thanks so much for following my blog!

Friday, October 25, 2013

Friday Favorites - Oh' Hello for Stylin' Stampin' INKspiration

Happy Friday!  
I am so excited to share this card with you because guess what?  It's on SALE!  Yes, I have used another stamp set that is on sale for 25% off until Monday night!  This one is called Oh' Hello and you can order it in on my online store!  I called it flat, because well, it's relatively flat and won't cost extra to send!

Do you love this butterfly?  I embossed it using the Fancy Fan Embossing Folder (#127751/ $7.95) and then punched out using the Elegant Butterfly Punch (#127526/ $15.95).  Do you love the colors?  You can thank the Color Coach (my favorite tool!) for the combination of: Midnight Muse, Crushed Curry and Rich Razzleberry.  What a great pairing of deep colors for fall (without being in-your-face fall).
This is the inside of the card and I literally stamped the flower three times in a row without re-inking.  Yes, those are three, count them, THREE shades of Rich Razzleberry!  How much do you love that?  The butterfly is from the Papillon Potpourri Stamp Set (Clear Mount #123759/ $14.95).
 You know I have to decorate my envelope... 
 And then... line the envelope!  I used the Midnight Muse paper from the Designer Series Paper Pack to line this one... 2012-2014 DSP Stack #130137/ $21.95
Here is the images that are included in the Oh' Hello Stamp Set:

On Sale until Monday 10/28 Only!  These are the 25% off prices:
Clear Mount: 130733/ $14.21
Wood Mount: #131931/ $19.46

Thanks for following me!  Come back tomorrow for more inspiration using the 25% off stamp sets!  I can't wait to share what I have for you!

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Thank You Thursdays with lots of Big Shot Accessories on Sale!!!!

 Thank You Thursdays...
Wow!  Today Stampin' Up! went above and beyond!  They put a ton of Big Shot Accessories on Sale for TODAY ONLY!  I made a card using several of the items on sale. 

All of the items listed below are 25% off (starred items were used on the card) TODAY ONLY:
*Honeycomb Embossing Folder #129378/ $5.96
*Envelope Liners Framelits Dies #132172/ $20.21
*Chalk Talk Framelits #129983/ $18.71
Hearts a Flutter Framelits #130159/ $18.71
Alphabet Press Embossing Folder #130916/ $5.96
Window Frames Framelits #129021/ $20.21

I also used two of the 25% off Stamp Sets: Gifts of Kindness and Lots of Thanks!  Check out everything on sale here.  If you want to purchase something make sure to use Hostess Code: N33326CX
I am most excited about the envelope liners dies being on sale!  BTW if you love the colors combo I used Old Olive, Raspberry Ripple and Blushing Bride.  

Thanks for following my blog!  See you tomorrow for some INKspiration!

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Merry Little Christmas for Stylin' Stampin' INKspiration

Good Morning and Welcome Back to Stampin' in the Sun!  It's been a few weeks since I posted with Stylin' Stampin' INKspiration... I have missed them!  I have an extra project after my Christmas card using stamps from the 25% off sale.  Make sure to check it out and comment on which sets you HAVE to HAVE!

I bought the Merry Little Christmas Kit as a gift and then decided to keep it and use it for my Christmas Card Stamp-a-Stack on November 3rd from 2-6pm.  I added a punched ornament using the Christmas Collectibles stamp set and punch(check out the bundle here), doesn't it work perfect?

I know it's hard to tell but the colors are Costal Cabana, Gumball Green and Real Red.  If you look at the picture below, you can see the kit also comes with envelopes and liners!  Perfect!  It's like a two for one deal!  As you know from previous posts, I am addicted to lining my envelopes!
Are you interested in this kit now?  Check it out:
You can get this bundled kit which includes everything to make 10 cards plus the stamp set!  Use #133286 for the wood mount set ($19.95) or #133287 ($17.95) for the clear-mount set.  You can also order just the Merry Little Christmas Simply Created card kit (no stamps just everything else to make the cards) using #132158 ($9.95).  

Don't go just yet... one more card using 3 of the 25% off sale stamp sets!  
I made this card for my brother and his family because they are expecting!  YAY!  I am going to be an aunt again!  I used So Saffron, as well as many neutrals for the animals and then threw some Wisteria Wonder in there to brighten it up!
 The animals are stamped using the Zoo Babies Stamp Set and then the sentiment is stamped using Cuddles and Kisses.  They are both 25% right now!  Do you like how I lined the card?
This is the inside of my card... I used the Gorgeous Grunge lines, stamped it off first using So Saffron ink and then stamped the congratulations in Wisteria Wonder.  Isn't it so cute?  Guess what?  Gorgeous Grunge is ALSO 25% OFF!  BONUS!  :)

Here are the 3 sale sets with images and sale prices!  Shop NOW in my online store HERE!
Wood Mount #128769 $20.96/ Clear Mount #130456 $14.96

Wood Mount #131913 $19.46/ Clear Mount #127314 $14.21

Wood Mount #130514 $18.71/ Clear Mount #130517 $13.46

Thank you for being my customer and reading my blog!  I appreciate your business and support!  See you tomorrow for more inspiration using the sale sets!

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Thankful Leaves and 25 Stamp Sets 25% off and more!!!

I am back!!!
I am back after my 10 days or so off from blogging!  I moved during that time, so I had no time to stamp and create (can you say withdrawl?).  But... I had a class on Sunday and this is a twist on one of the cards we made...
 This card uses the Gently Falling Stamp Set which just so happens to be on SALE today!
Also, Stampin' Up! has 25 stamp sets 25% off for their big 25th Anniversary Celebration starting today through October 28th!  Do you NEED some new sets?  Check out the list below and order some in my online store.  They are a steal and I can't wait to show you some in use on my Facebook page later today!  Don't follow me on Facebook?  Well, you better get on over there and click follow so you don't miss the cards!  
Back to the sale...
Check out what is on sale:
A Dozen Thoughts Wood-Mount
A Dozen Thoughts Clear-Mount
Zoo Babies Wood-Mount
Zoo Babies Clear-Mount
Lots of Thanks Wood-Mount
Lots of Thanks Clear-Mount
Happy Day Wood-Mount
Happy Day Clear-Mount
Gifts of Kindness Wood-Mount
Gifts of Kindness Clear-Mount
Hearts a Flutter Wood-Mount
Hearts a Flutter Clear-Mount
Hello, Lovely Wood-Mount
Hello, Lovely Clear-Mount
Crazy, Mixed-Up Love Wood-Mount
Crazy, Mixed-Up Love Clear-Mount
Bright Blossoms Wood-Mount
Bright Blossoms Clear-Mount
Itty Bitty Banners Wood-Mount
Itty Bitty Banners Clear-Mount
Yippee-Skippee Wood-Mount
Yippee-Skippee Clear-Mount
Gorgeous Grunge Wood-Mount
Gorgeous Grunge Clear-Mount
Ornament Keepsakes Wood-Mount
Ornament Keepsakes Clear-Mount
Apothecary Art Wood-Mount
Apothecary Art Clear-Mount
Cuddles & Kisses Wood-Mount
Cuddles & Kisses Clear-Mount
Oh, Hello Wood-Mount
Oh, Hello Clear-Mount
Label Love Wood-Mount
Label Love Clear-Mount
Christmas Star Single Stamp
A Gift for You Single Stamp
Betsy's Blossoms Wood-Mount
Betsy's Blossoms Clear-Mount
Morning Post Alphabet Wood-Mount
Morning Post Alphabet Clear-Mount
Gently Falling Wood-Mount
Gently Falling Clear-Mount
Snowflake Soiree Wood-Mount
Snowflake Soiree Clear-Mount
Jewish Celebrations Wood-Mount
Jewish Celebrations Clear-Mount
That's the Ticket Wood-Mount
That's the Ticket Clear-Mount
***These are all 25% off!!***

Make sure you select me as your demonstrator!
I will be placing an order tomorrow at 10am and it will be here Friday!  When shopping please use the hostess code (make sure to do it before 10am Wednesday): K9TZJVAX

I will add a new Hostess Code tomorrow for an order to be placed on October 28th at 9pm!

Finally, there are the Weekly Deals!

Regular Price: $24.95 US/$30.95 CAN
Discounted Price: $18.71 US/$23.21 CAN

Sweet Press Cookie Handle Item # 132290
Regular Price: $5.95 US/$7.95 CAN
Discounted Price: $4.46 US/$5.96 CAN

Sweet Pressed Cookie Stamps Holiday
Item # 132292

Regular Price: $10.95 US/$13.95 CAN
Discounted Price: $8.21 US/$10.46 CAN

Sweet Pressed Cookie Stamps Special Events Item #132291
Regular Price: $10.95 US/$13.95 CAN
Discounted Price: $8.21 US/$10.46 CAN

This and That Rotary Stamp Item # 130133
Regular Price: $5.95 US/$7.95 CAN
Discounted Price: $4.46 US/$5.96 CAN 

Wicked Fun Digital Download
Item # 127609

Regular Price: $9.95 US/ $10.95 CAN
Discounted Price: $4.98 US/ $5.48 CAN

Friday, October 11, 2013

Color Me Christmas

Color Me Christmas
I made this card thinking of my students.  I think I am going to make these for my students for Christmas.  Isn't it so cute?  I did see this idea online somewhere but I have no idea where... so sorry!
I used the Envelope Maker to make this File Folder Card in Real Red.  The tree is stamped in Garden Green (my favorite green right now) and the Santa is stamped in Black.  The pictures are layered on a piece of the Season of Style Designer Series Paper Stack.  Who doesn't love the Season of Style Designer Washi Tape?  

I won't be posting for the next few days... taking some time off from blogging (not more than a week).  Just giving you a heads up in case you are wondering where I am at!  :)  Thanks for following me and I will see you VERY SOON with some super cute projects!

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Stylin' Stampin Squad Blog Hop - All things fall...

Thank you so much for joining us for the October Stylin’ Stampin’ Squad  Blog Hop! This month we are focusing on the Fall season. It’s the time of year when fireplaces start crackling with warmth and we dig out our sweaters. This month’s blog hop will showcase many of the Stampin’ Up! products that are available to make  Autumn themed creations. We hope you enjoy seeing how we use the products to create our projects and feel inspired to come up with some great projects of your own.

You should have just left stop number 14 on the Stylin’ Stampin’ Squad blog hop – Anastasia's page Stampin' Blondie. If so, you are in the right spot. If a link doesn’t work or you get off track, you will find the full blog hop lineup below.

I decided to make something using the Best of Fall stamp set!  I have previously stated in other posts how much I love apples!  I especially love apple butter!  I came up with a card with matching decorated jar of apple butter.  How do you like the apple punch art?

I used Garden Green and Pear Pizzazz as the main colors and added Cherry Cobbler Seam Binding Ribbon and Candy Dots.  
 As you can see I layered the Garden Green on top of itself and embossed the top layer using the Woodgrain Embossing Folder.  
I stamped the Apple Bucket in Basic Gray on Naturals White Card Stock and then cut it out using the Windows Framelits.  
 I added some stamping to the inside of the card...
 Here is a close-up of the jar of Apple Butter.  I used Sweater Weather Designer Series Paper, wrapped the Burlap Ribbon around it (attaching it using Sticky Strip) and then added my Apple Punch Art and Preserved Tag.
 Do you want to know what I used to make this Apple?  Leave me a comment and let me know!  If I get a comment asking,  I will do a future post about it.  Please subscribe to my blog so you don't miss out on my future posts!
Thanks so much for checking out my blog today!  Hop along to the next post (using the next button), which just happens to be my friend Dawn from my favorite place (Michigan)... Happy Belated Birthday Dawn!  :)
In case you get lost, here's a complete list of all the participants!
Blog Hop Participants: 
1. Pam S. of Stampin' in the Sun! 
2. Dawn S. of Dawn's Creative Chalet 
3. Darcy J. of DJ's Stampin' Place 
4. Jennifer C. of Happy 2 Scrap 4 Life 
5. Cynthia R. of Ink-a-Doodle Creations 
6. Jamie H. of Unique Ink 
7. Kim R. of Stamping with Kim 
8. Tonya B. of Stampin' with Tonya 
9. Diana E. of Stampin' Fun with Diana 
10. Annie L. of Love Me Card 
11. Rose C. of Stamp with Rose 
12. Heidi B of Stuck on Stampin' 
13. Bree R. of Craft-Somnia 
14. Anastasia R. of Stampin' Blondie

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Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Weekly Deals and a Harvest of Thanks card

Harvest of Thanks and Weekly Deals
I needed a few examples of cards for Thanksgiving... This one came together quite quick!  One reason is because I CASE'd it from the Stampin' Connection magazine that I receive in the mail from Stampin' Up!  I get lots of ideas from that magazine and this is just one of them!  I used the Harvest of Thanks stamp set and Apothecary Accents and Bitty Banner Framelits Dies.
 The colors I used are Chocolate Chip, Pool Party, Cajun Craz, and Summer Starfruit!  I love the color on color layering, and stamping the harvest image all over to create DSP was a brilliant idea!
 As you can see I colored the large image in with Chocolate Chip and Cajun Craz Markers.  It makes it cinch to color stamps when you can use the Stampin' Write Markers.  Color, huff, stamp.  You could use the small oval punch to punch out and pop up the "All Season Long" oval.
I used a lot of stampin' dimensionals on this card (as you can see).  I love how it looks all popped up.  You can still mail this card using regular postage!  See you back here tomorrow for more stampin' inspirations!

And... here is what you have been waiting for...
Stampin' Up! announces Weekly deals!!!  They plan to announce a "while supplies last" set of weekly deals.  Here is the first set:
Regular Price: $26.95 US/$32.95 CAN
Discounted Price: $20.21 US/$24.71 CAN
Regular Price: $7.95 US/$9.95 CAN
Discounted Price: $5.96 US/$7.46 CAN
Regular Price: $7.95 US/$10.95 CAN
Discounted Price: $5.96 US/$8.21 CAN
Regular Price: $7.95 US/$10.95 CAN
Discounted Price: $5.96 US/$8.21 CAN
Regular Price: $12.95 US/$15.95 CAN
Discount Price: $9.71 US/$11.96 CAN 
Regular Price: $14.95 US/$16.50 CAN
Discount Price: $7.48 US/$8.25 CAN