Thursday, October 31, 2013

Happy Halloween!

Hope you all have a fun Halloween!

Here's a mini card I made.  It's only 3" x 4".  The ghost is made with the Owl Punch.  The message comes from Tags 4 You and was punched with the Label Bracket Punch.

 I also used the same little ghost to make a treat by attaching it to a Reese's Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Cup (those things are SO good!).  I made almost 30 of them, including a bunch for my stamp club stampers.

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Weekly Deals

Here are this week's Weekly Deals.  There are some useful items on this list.  I love the Paper Snips!  They are my favorite scissors ever!  And the Stampin' Pierce Mat is not only good for paper piercing, but to help you get a better image when stamping with a background stamp.  Plus, Baker's Twine, a digital download, and several items for cutting out shapes - to use as their intended shape, for layering, and for punch art.  Contact me today or Order Online using hostess code  FGKJYX2E.

Weekly Deals!

Great news! During this festive week, there are no tricks here, only treats! Make sure you head over to the store to get your deals before they run out.

Secret Garden Framelits Dies Item #129372 
Regular Price: $24.95 US/$30.95 CAN
Discounted Price: $18.71 US/$23.21 CAN
Stampin' Pierce Mat Item # 126199
Regular Price: $4.95 US/$5.50 CAN
Discounted Price: $3.71 US/$4.12 CAN

7/8" Scallop Circle Punch Item # 129404
Regular Price: $12.95 US/$15.95 CAN
Discounted Price: $9.71 US/$11.96 CAN

Ovals Collection Framelits Dies Item #129381
Regular Price: $26.95 US/$32.95 CAN
Discounted Price: $20.21 US/$24.71 CAN

Paper Snips Item # 103579
Regular Price: $9.95 US/$14.95 CAN
Discounted Price: $7.46 US/$11.21 CAN

Baker's Twine Island Indigo Item # 125575
Regular Price: $2.95 US/$3.95 CAN
Discounted Price: $2.21 US/$2.96 CAN

Blossom Petals XL Punch Item # 121808
Regular Price: $6.79 US/$9.19 CAN
Discounted Price: $5.09 US/$6.89 CAN

Keep This Memory Photobook Template Item # 129879
Regular Price: $19.95 US/$21.95 CAN
Discounted Price: $9.98 US/$10.97 CAN

Monday, October 28, 2013

TSSC 286 - Hangin' With My Gnomies

REMINDER:  Today is the last day for the 25% off 25 Stamps sale and this week's Weekly Deals.  You can get them through my Online Store.  Use hostess code: FGKJYX2E for your chance to win!!  Thank you!

I pulled out some oldies, but some goodies, for this week's Techno Stamper Sketch Challenge - Gnome Sweet Gnome and Gnomenclature.  That's because this quirky combo is perfect for the birthday card I needed.
Colors:  Pacific Point, Real Red, Old Olive, Chocolate Chip, and Whisper White

Here's the inside of the card.  The message stamps are from On Your Birthday, which sadly, is also retired.  But, fortunately, Stampin' Up! has lots of great, new birthday sayings.
Here is this week's sketch.  Hope you'll use it for inspiration and then link your project to the TSSC site so we all can enjoy it.

 Happy Stampin', Sue

Friday, October 25, 2013

Halloween Treat Cup Card

Here's a Halloween card we made in club.  The stamp and the punch are from the Tags 4 You bundle.  The treat cup is filled with Reese's Pieces (yum!).  The stem is hand cut.

 We made this little trap door so the recipient can get the candy out without ruining the card.
 Here's the card with the door removed.
 Thanks for stopping by my blog today.  Happy Stampin', Sue

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Thank You Thursday!

Today's Thank You Thursday deals are all Big Shot related.  Combine these specials with the ones announced Tuesday (25% off 25 Stamps and Weekly Deals) and you can really rack up the savings.

Update:  I just realized that the Hearts A Flutter stamp set is on the 25% Off 25 Stamps list and the Hearts A Flutter Framelits are on this list!  Bonus!!

I truly appreciate each and every one of you.  Order online using hostess code:  FGKJYX2E for your chance to win!!  Thank you!

From the Stampin' Up! blog:

Thank You Thursday!

This week's Thank You Thursday's are a "big" deal! We hope you enjoy this assortment of Big Shot accessories!

Hearts a Flutter Framelit Item # 130159
Regular Price: $24.95 US/$30.95 CAN
Discount Price: $18.71 US/$23.21 CAN
Honeycomb Textured Embossing Folder Item # 129378
Regular Price: $7.95 US/$9.95 CAN
Discounted Price: $5.96 US/$7.46 CAN
Envelope Liners Framelits Dies Item # 132172
Regular Price: $26.95 US/$32.95 CAN
Discounted Price: $20.21 US/$24.71 CAN
Alphabet Press Textured Embossing Folder Item # 130916
Regular Price: $7.95 US/$9.95 CAN
Discounted Price: $5.96 US/$7.46 CAN

Window Frames Framelit Item # 129021
Regular Price: $26.95 US/$32.95 CAN
Discounted Price: $20.21 US/$24.71 CAN
Chalk Talk Framelit Item # 129983
Regular Price: $24.95 US/$30.95 CAN
Discount Price: $18.71 US/$23.21 CAN

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Betsy's Blossoms (On Sale This Week)

I have two cards to share today and both have stamps that are 25% off this week.  See the whole list of 25% off stamp sets here.  Plus, see the weekly deals here.

This first one has two Stampin' Up! sets that you can get for 25% off - Betsy's Blossoms and Itty Bitty Banners.  Colors are Primrose Petals, Midnight Muse and Gumball Green.  The phrase was cut out using my Big Shot and the Bitty Banner Framelits.

 The second card uses Betsy's Blossoms. Colors are Midnight Muse and Summer Starfruit.  The border was punched with the Scallop Edge Border Punch.
Here are other samples I've made with this set - Betsy's Blossoms, Itty Bitty Banners

There are lots of great stamp sets and other items on sale this week.  Be sure to check them out at my Online Store.  Remember to use Hostess Code FGKJYX2E to be entered in the prize drawing.  Any size order qualifies!

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Whoa! 25 Stamp Sets 25% Off! Plus Weekly Deals!

 25% Off 25 Stamps Sets

Lots of savings this week at Stampin' Up!  There are 25 stamps sets at 25% off!  Plus a selection of Weekly Deals!  If you're looking at the Sweet Pressed Cookie items on the weekly deal list, you might want to know that there's a set on the Clearance Rack that includes the handle.

Sales end Monday, October 28, 2013 at 11:50pm MT.  Clearance Rack items are available while supplies last.

If you want to see samples made with these sets, check out SplitCoastStampers.  They have a whole gallery dedicated to Stampin' Up!

Just in - the Join Stampin' Up! for $25 special has been extended through today (10/22/13).  So if you've ever wanted to be a demonstrator, now is the time!  Join hereI'd love to have you on my team!

If  you have questions about anything in this post, please feel free to contact me.  You can also leave a comment and it will forward to my e-mail.

Reminder - Order online using the hostess code on this page (above the box at top right that says Order Online) and be entered in the prize drawing.

Happy Stampin'!  And Happy Savin'!

Monday, October 21, 2013

TSSC 285 - Fall Card

Here's my card for this week's Techno Stamper Sketch Challenge:
The leaves are from Best of Autumn.  I am really loving that set.  The Happy Thanksgiving stamp is from Tags 4 You (which is available in a bundle with the coordinating punch).  I like that with one set you can cover 4 holidays.  The corners were rounded with the Envelope Punch Board, which gave me a different radius on the edges than if I had used the Corner Rounder Punch.

Cardstock:  Naturals Ivory, Chocolate Chip
Ink Colors:  Pumpkin Pie, Cherry Cobbler, Cajun Craze

Here is the sketch:
I needed a masculine Thinking of You card right after I made my sketch challenge card.  I realized that the card I'd just made would be perfect.  So, I re-did it and just changed the sentiment.
Hope you'll play along this week.  You can see the sketch (and design team samples) and link your sample here.

Thanks for stopping by my blog!

Saturday, October 19, 2013

Halloween Broom Treat

I've seen lots of brooms done in many ways, but this is my take on this fun Halloween treat idea.
The top is made with the Tags 4 You bundle (stamp set and punch).  Basic Black ink on Pumpkin Pie cardstock.

The broom bristles are made with a strip of Crushed Curry cardstock that I sponged with Soft Suede ink.  At about 1/8" or so intervals, cut along the long side of the strip to about 1/4" from the top (so that it all stays together).  Roll it around the sucker stick, adhering periodically with Sticky Strip.  Run a line of Tombo glue around the top of the Crushed Curry (where it's solid) and wrap with Linen Thread.

The size of the Crushed Curry cardstock will vary depending on what type of sucker is underneath.  This one has a Tootsie Pop and the strip was 6" x 2 1/4".

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Thank You Thursday

There are some great punches on this week's Thank You Thursday sale!  This card is from the SU! blog and uses the Pansy punch, which is one of the 5 punches you can get today for only $11.96.  Sale ends at midnight MT.

There are instructions and more projects on the SU! blog if you want to check them out.

Here are the details about the Thank You Thursday sale:

This week’s Thank You Thursday is all about punches—namely the Artisan Label, Bitty Butterfly, Hexagon, Mosaic, and Pansy Punches.

Artisan Label Punch Item #130920
Regular Price: $15.96 US/$21.95 CAN
Discounted Price:$11.96 US/$16.46 CAN

Bitty Butterfly Punch Item #129406
Regular Price: $15.96 US/$21.95 CAN
Discounted Price:$11.96 US/$16.46 CAN

Hexagon Punch Item #130919
Regular Price: $15.96 US/$21.95 CAN
Discounted Price:$11.96 US/$16.46 CAN

Mosaic Punch Item #131267
Regular Price: $15.96 US/$21.95 CAN
Discounted Price:$11.96 US/$16.46 CAN

Pansy Punch Item #130698
Regular Price: $15.96 US/$21.95 CAN
Discounted Price:$11.96 US/$16.46 CAN
At Stampin’ Up! we are known for how our products coordinate, thus making the creative process easy! All of the punches that are featured today have coordinating
stamp sets.

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Turkey Card - Tags 4 You

Isn't this Turkey Card just the cutest thing?  We'll be making it in the class next week and we'd love to have you join us.  Tues. 10/22 at 6:30pm and Wed. 10/23 at 10:00am  You can see full details about the class here.

The sentiment is from Tags 4 You.  I bought it in the bundle (clear - 133294, wood - 133293)  with the Label Bracket punch and saved 15%.  It was stamped with Pumpkin Pie ink.

The strip of cardstock under the turkey is Early Espresso Core'dinations that I sanded to look like dirt.  There are some packs of Core'dinations cardstock on the Clearance Rack, so be sure to check that out.  There are some great deals, but only available while supplies last.

The turkey was made with the Owl Punch, the Autumn Accents die, and the Boho Blossoms Punch.  Designer Series Paper (DSP) is from the Regals Paper Stack (the retired pack, but the current one also has polka dots).  Cardstock is Chocolate Chip, More Mustard (sadly, retired - but if you need some I can hook you up), Cajun Craze, Whisper White, and Basic Black.

Although I changed my card and even how I made the turkey, the original inspiration and directions came from Dawn Olchefske.  She said that she got the idea from Connie Plaumann.  Thanks, ladies!

Thank you for stopping by my blog.  Remember, you can make this card (and two others) in class next week.  Be sure to RSVP by Sunday night if you plan to come.

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Improvement in Online Shopping and Weekly Deals

Woo Hoo!!  Stampin' Up! has listened to our suggestions and improved the Online Shopping experience!

You can now save your cart!!  
Plus, you can continue shopping rather than go to the Shopping Bag after each item.
There are also more images, enhanced sorting, and only one price (no "preferred pricing").

Why not check it out for yourself?  You can start by ordering some of this week's Deals.  These prices are only good until next Monday (10/21) and while supplies last.  Remember to use hostess code GD4VH3HE to be entered in the monthly prize drawing. 

Or, let me know by 8:00pm Thursday if you'd like to add something to the group order.  This way you can include the Thank You Thursday Deal. 

Monday (10/21) is also the last day to join Stampin' Up! for only $25.  I'd love to have you on my team!!  Go here to join or contact me for more information.

Weekly Deals
We hope you are enjoying our weekly deals. Here are this week's fantastic deals!

Argyle Textured Impressions Item # 127750  
Regular Price: $7.95 US/$9.95 CAN
Discounted Price: $5.96 US/$7.46 CAN

Basic Pearl Jewels Item #119247

Regular Price: $4.95 US/$6.50 CAN
Discounted Price: $3.71 US/$4.87 CAN

Deco Labels Collection Framelits Dies Item # 130102

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

In Color Dahlia's Item # 127556

Regular Price: $7.95 US/$9.95 CAN
Discounted Price: $5.96 US/7.46 CAN
Sophisticated Spook Ensemble Digital Download Item #131513

Regular Price: $14.95 US/$16.50 CAN
Discounted Price: $7.48 US /$8.25 CAN

Sweet Treat Cups Item #116802

Regular Price: $2.95 US/$3.95 CAN
Discounted Price: $2.21 US/$2.96 CAN

As always, the discount will appear at checkout!

I hope you'll enjoy the new online ordering features as much as I do.  Be sure to stop by my blog tomorrow to see the cute Turkey card we'll be making in next week's classes.

Monday, October 14, 2013

TSSC 284 Best of Autumn

I know many of you enjoy seeing these weekly challenge cards.  Do you use the sketch to inspire you to make a project?  If so, be sure to link it to the Techno Stamper Sketch Challenge site.  Not sure how to do it if you don't have a blog?  Leave a comment on this post and I'll give you instructions.

I used the stamp set Best of Autumn.  For the sentiment, I used a Stampin' Write Marker to just color part of the Give Thanks stamp.  The Designer Series Paper (DSP) is from the Brights Designer Series Paper Stack.

Here's the sketch.  You'll notice my card is a little different.  That's because I tried to do it from memory instead of having the sketch close by for referral.  I'm okay with that.  I like how it turned out and really, the sketch is just for inspiration.

You can see the rest of the design team samples at the TSSC site.  But you also can see them on each person's blog.  While you're there, you can check out some of their other work.

Sunday, October 13, 2013

Love and Laughter Trifold Shutter Card

I love Trifold Shutter cards!  They are wonderful for special occasions.  And making the card base is really easy.  It's the designing that takes me a while, though some people are pretty quick at that, too.

We made this card in last month's club.  Speaking of club, we're starting a new round, so if you'd like to join, let me know.  We meet the 4th Tuesday (6:30pm) and Wednesday (10:00am) of the month.  You can see more details here.

Here's the card standing up:

This is what it looks like closed:

And here it is laying flat so you can see each of the panels:

See what I mean?  Isn't this style of card really cool?


Stamps:  Love and Laughter
Cardstock:  Tangerine Tango, Very Vanilla, Pistachio Pudding, Soft Suede
Designer Series Paper:  Venetian Romance
Ink:  Tangerine Tango, Soft Suede
Embellishments:  Basic Rhinestones

If you like this style card, you can see other ones I've made here.

So, I said these were easy.  Here are some quick instructions.  Refer to the pictures if needed.

1) Start with a piece of 12" x 5 1/2" cardstock.

2)  Score along 12" side at 2", 4", 8" and 10"

3)  Rotate cardstock and cut from the 2" score line to the 10" score line at 1 1/2" in from the top and from the bottom.

So looking at the 12" side, there is a 2" panel on each end that is solid along the whole 5 1/2".  Between the two panels, there are three vertical strips 1 1/2", 2 1/2", and 1 1/2".

4) Fold.  The first panel folds back (mountain fold).  Then, the 2 1/2" piece (center) folds up (mountain fold), while the two 1 1/2" pieces (top and bottom) fold down (valley folds).  Move to the right and reverse (center is a valley fold; top and bottom are mountain folds).  Then, the last panel folds forward (valley fold).

Now it's ready for you to add your own creative touch.

Hope that makes sense.  If not, let me know and I'll add some pictures.

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Clearance Rack Updated!

The Clearance Rack has been updated!

Highlights of recent additions:  scalloped ribbon, Core'Dinations, DSP (including Floral District), embossing folders, and more!

Remember, these are while supplies last.

Four of these 5 colors are now in the regular color families:

Regular Price: $6.66
Preferred Price: $5.99
3/16 Brads - Subtles Collection - by Stampin' Up! 3/16" Brads - Subtles Collection

Regular Price: $3.10
Preferred Price: $2.79 
Baja Breeze 8-1/2 X 11 Card Stock - by Stampin' Up! Baja Breeze 8-1/2X11 Card Stock
Regular Price: $3.10
Preferred Price: $2.79 
This is awesome for coloring in people stamps, like Santa's face or little kids:
Blush Blossom Stampin' Write Marker - by Stampin' Up! Blush Blossom Stampin' Write Marker  
Regular Price: $1.54
Preferred Price: $1.39 
You can order any of these items online or contact me ASAP to be part of a group order.

Remember, the hostess code is:  GD4VH3HE


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