Friday, August 22, 2014

Short and Sweet

Hi All,
I wanted to pass along a wonderful promotion that Stampin Up is doing this week ONLY!

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SHORT & SWEET STARTER KIT OFFER!  Aug. 21 - 28 ONLY!  Purchase the Starter Kit for $99 and get $150 in product.
 
YOU CHOOSE:  Up to $150 worth of Stampin' Up! products (any current catalog, clearance, specially priced bundles--if we sell it, you can include it) in your kit.  That's $51 in FREE product.
 
BONUS!  You can add items from the new 2014 Holiday Catalog RIGHT NOW!
 
FREE SHIPPING:  The kit ships to you FREE, another 10% savings
 
FILL YOUR WISH LIST:  Enjoy a 1 time benefit of 30% off your first product order of $150 or more (placed within 45 days).  Stock up and save on your favorite paper, stamps, inks and tools PLUS earn more free product!
 
EVERYDAY DISCOUNT:  You'll receive a minimum of a 20% discount on anything you purchase while you remain active.
 
Receive FREE catalogs and an opportunity to preview and PURCHASE NEW PRODUCTS IN ADVANCE--one of my favorite things.
 
EARN EXTRA MONEY!  Stampin' Up! offers a fun opportunity to share your passion for stamping and earn extra income.  The choice is yours!
 
TEST DRIVE.  Take advantage of Stampin' Up! demonstrator discounts and benefits through January 31, 2015.  If you reach $300 in purchases and/or sales, you'll renew!
 
  There's no risk, no obligation to purchase anything further, no requirement to host workshops or parties and no penalty to drop!
 
Email me with any questions! This is a great deal to stock up on Stampin Up's newest product. Blendabilities!
Thanks for stopping by!
Karin
 

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Little by Little!

 


Hi All,
Well little by little I am getting into a good routine, or at least that's what I hope! Probably all new parents hope for as well!! Now that I have a (somewhat) consistent sleep pattern I am trying to fit in my regular things along with my new responsibilities. So I decided that I needed to really send off a bunch of over due "thank you's" but, of course I needed to replenish my supplies. I sat down and went on over to Colours and Sketches blog and they had this great sketch:

 
 
I loved the clean lines and it gave a range of things to work with. Here is what I came up with:
 
 
I used a mix of old and new. I did a base of Whisper White, Cherry Cobbler and some retired DP I had from last Christmas and the Something For Baby stamp set with the sentiment from Short and Sweet. Very simple but loved the "pop" of colors! Thanks for stopping by!
Karin 


Saturday, August 16, 2014

Freshly Made Return!

Hi All,
I am finally getting back on my feet after a busy two weeks and wanted to share a card that I had a chance to make after working on other "creations". I have been a bit busy with the recent birth of my son! I am actually really excited as now I have a little, handsome face that I can build a new scrapbook around!! Before I work on that I needed to finish my Grandmother's Thanksgiving cards, as her 102nd birthday (much like my Great Aunt's birthday) is fast approaching in September and I need to finish all her cards to make sure she is set up for the Fall! I, of course was a bit brainless about a sketch so I went on over to Freshly Made Sketches and they had a GREAT sketch:

And here is what I came up with:

I used a base of Soft Suede, some of the gorgeous retired Comfort Cafe, the Full of Blessings stamp set and punched out the greeting and popped it up on a dimensional. I love the warm colors! Hope she likes them!
Thanks for stopping by!
Karin

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Happy Halloween!....Again!

Hi All,
I have been on a crafting spree, which is good as I am, as usual, behind! I started focusing on my Grandmothers gifts as her 102nd birthday is also this coming September! I needed a sketch and went on over to Try Stamping on Tuesday and they had a great sketch:

and here is what I came up with:
 
 
I used my Lacy Brocade EF, the retired Wicked Cool set, and some of my left over Howstooth & Scaringbone DP. I love the impact of the Silver Encore Ink with the bats! Hope she likes it!


Thanks for stopping by!
Karin

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Another Halloween Challenge!

Hi All,
I wanted to share another card that I made for my Great Aunt. I was motivated by the sketch over at the Colour and Sketch Blog:

 
I loved the sketch and knew it would work with the designer paper that I wanted to use. Check out my design:
 


You will have to excuse the slightly offset circle, my step daughter was having some fun helping! Makes it priceless! Anyhow I used the Howlstooth and Scaringbone DP that I had, ran the tangerine tango through my Lacy Brocade EF with some black satin ribbon down the center. The sentiment was from the now retired "Wicked Cool" stamp set. Hope she likes this set!
Thanks for stopping by!
Karin

Monday, July 28, 2014

Happy Halloween??!!

Hi All,
With no baby yet and only half day shifts at work I carved out a little time (between some other projects and the couch!!) to work on my Great Aunt's Halloween cards, You see her 103ed birthday is in September and I always set her with up with Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas cards. So! I was able to finish her Thanksgiving cards the other day and wanted to move onto her Halloween cards. So I went on over to Pals Paper Arts and they had another great sketch:
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And here is what I came up with:

 
I used a base of Very Vanilla, heat embossed the bats from the retired Wicked Cool stamp set and some of my favorite pieces of the now retired Howlstooth and Scaringbone DP. Not sure if you can see but I used the awesome Silver Encore ink with the spider web behind the sentiment. Love the sparkle from that ink! Thanks for stopping by!
Karin

Friday, July 25, 2014

Happy Thanksgiving??

Morning All,
I actually had yesterday off so I decided to get started on some of the gifts I need for my Great Aunt's upcoming 103 birthday this Fall. I typically make her Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas cards in the Summer so they are ready for her and figured I was getting a bit behind as its already the end of July!!! So I had gone on over to Try Stamping on Tuesday and they had this great sketch:

 
And here is what I came up with:
 
 
I used a base of Very Vanilla, some stripes of Cherry Cobbler that I ran through my Lacy Brocade EF, some Soft Suede and some pieces of Comfort Café that I held onto. A little Bakers Twine and I was done! Hope she likes them!


Thanks for stopping by!
Karin