Monday, October 28, 2013

October Thank you's

Hi All,
I wanted to quickly share my Thank You cards that I made for my stamp club members. I wasn't "feeling" pumpkins or leaves. I really just wanted a thank you card that had some Fall colors but you could use when ever. Here is what I came up with:
I used a base of Daffodil Delight and the stamp set Simply Sketched, which I colored with my watercolor crayons and blender pens.I love this stamp set, great images and sentiments!  Hope they love them!
Also, don't forget that today is the last day of saving 25% on 25 different stamp sets!!
DemoHeader_25for25_demo_October22-28_NAClick here to see this awesome list!
Have a great day!

Sunday, October 27, 2013

Great CAS

Morning All,
I wanted to share a card that I cas'ed from my friend and upline Linda over at oop-a-doodle. I was in need of a card with a 3-D feel and she had a very cute card with a snowman. You can see her card here. And here is my version:
I did nearly the same card with the exception of running the banner through my Northern Flurry EF (at Linda's suggestion) and the sentiment is from Christmas Messages. Great set! Love how this came out!

I also wanted to remind you that you have until tomorrow night to take advantage of the 25 at 25% off sale!
Click here for the complete list!
Have a great day!

Saturday, October 26, 2013

Simple Sunflower

Evening All,
I had a little time tonight to get some stamping done. I wanted a "Fall" like card for the sketch I saw over at Freshly Made Sketches

Here is what I came up with:
I used a base of Soft Suede and used the Gold Encore ink on my Sunflower background stamp. Such a perfect Fall stamp! Then I used one of my sentiments from my "From the Heart" set in Soft Suede ink on Naturals White cardstock and punched it out with the Apothecary Accents framelit. I then re-inked inked it in Gold and cut out the center and popped it up on dimensionals. A few large pearls and I was set. Have a great night everyone!

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Another Great deal!!

Hi All,
Quick note to tell you that Stampin Up is offering a a 25% off of 25 stamp sets!! Here is the link to list:

Also, Stampin Up extended its offer to join for $25 until Midnight tonight!!! If you have ever been interested now it the time!! There is no commitment and you can chose stamp set(s) up to $26.95. You can sign up quickly and easily on line here
This offer also applies if you are re-joining! Join for the discount, deal, fun or to make a little extra $ this season!
Have a great night!

Monday, October 21, 2013

Last Day for a GREAT Deal!!

Hi All,
Quick note to remind you that today is the last day that you can sign up and join Stampin Up for only $25!!!!
Here are a few of the details:
  • The $25 kit includes up to $26.95 of your choice of Stampin' Up! products (value of the products you choose must be more than $25, but not more than $26.95 before tax), a supply of annual and holiday catalogs and it all ships FREE. Our regular $99 Starter Kit will not be available for purchase during this two-week period.
  • Test drive Stampin' Up! exclusive resources and discounts through April 30, 2014, with no obligation to purchase anything further.
  • Save! Receive a 20% discount on every demonstrator order you place.
  • Receive 30% off your first demonstrator order of $150 or more (before shipping and tax). Must be placed within 45 days of purchasing your kit.
  • BONUS! Earn a FREE stamp set of your choice from the 2013-2014 Annual Catalog if you place a workshop OR demonstrator order of at least $150 (before shipping and tax) within 30 days of purchasing your kit. Free set is redeemable with your first demonstrator order in December.
  • Be first to know about new products and pre-order from new catalogs!
  • Reach $300 in sales by March 31, 2014 and renew an additional quarter (through June 30, 2014). There's NO penalty to drop.
  • April is a pending month . . . a grace period to remain active and do a little catch up and reach the $300 sales needed to renew! 
  • You can sign up through this link and become part of my Team!
Please feel free to email or call with any questions! Have a great day!

Sunday, October 20, 2013

Lovely as a tree

Evening All,
I finally had a chance to share a card that I will be presenting at a workshop for a new crafting friend. As this is a new group to me I wanted to use one of my all time favorite sets; Lovely as a Tree! I decided a simple layout with a little "sparkle" would be a good start:
I changed the angle of the camera below so you can see the images without the sparkle over taking the picture! I stamped the trees in Staz On ink and sponged some Pool Party ink over the trees. Then I used my Versa Mark stamp pad and heat embossed Iridescent Ice for that awesome sparkle look. I used the Winter Frost DP as a background on a layer of Basic Grey and Smokey Slate, a little satin ribbon and I was done. Love this color combo for Christmas!

Hope they like it!
Thanks Karin

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

CAS 46

Morning All,
Quick post before I head to work. Had a chance to make a congrats card for a co-worker who is Hawaii!! However, it got a little exciting here last night and I never got a chance to post it! I had gone on over to CAS colour and sketches blogspot and they had this awesome sketch:

And without further adieu here is what I came up with:
I used a base of Daffodil Delight, a layer of Rich Razzleberry and a piece of Floral District paper that I saved as I loved the patter. I popped out the window with my Apothecary Accents thinlits. Love that effect! Simple but elegant! Have a great day!

Sunday, October 13, 2013

Friday Mash Up on Sunday

Hi All,
I haven't had to much time lately for my crafting so I took a little time this morning before the game to make a Thanksgiving card. I was a little stumped as to where I should start so I went on over to The Friday Mash Up and they had an awesome challenge:

Here's your Mashup Challenge:
  1. Create a project using "the Sketch."
  2. Create a "Spooky" project.
  3. Or Mash it Up and create a "Spooky project using the above sketch. "
I chose to just use the sketch. Here is what I came up with:
I used a base of Baja Breeze, a layer of Soft Suede and Spice DP (I so miss it!). A little canvas ribbon, Bakers Twine, button and a circle punch with my sentiment and I was done. It was an easy, quick card! Love when sketches help me do that!
Have a great day!

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Becky's Card

Hi All,
I wanted to share a card that I will be making at a friends upcoming workshop. I shared the Halloween card not that long ago that I will be demonstrating and this is the card that all the guests will be making:
I was inspired by this weeks sketch at Freshly Made Sketches:

I used a base of Whisper White with some Smokey Slate and the awesome new Winter Frost DP as my layers. I stamped the poinsettia in my Silver Encore ink and fussy cut it out, mounted it on some dimensionals and added some rhinestones. The sentiment is from my Christmas Messages stamp set and I punched it out with my Modern Label punch. I took a few liberties with the sketch but I love how easily this came together. Hope everyone enjoys it! Have a great night!

Saturday, October 5, 2013

Freshly Made Thank You

Hi All,
I had some extra time to do a little crafting yesterday so I went on over to Freshly Made Sketches and they had another amazing sketch:
I needed a thank you card and thought this was the perfect layout. Here is what I came up with:

I used a base of Soft Suede and stamped my Sunflower image in the amazing Gold Encore ink! I did the layers in Comfort Cafe, Gold Foil and Very Vanilla. I stamped my sentiment from Simply Sketched and of course I used Gold! Love the rich colors of the Fall!
Have a great day!

Friday, October 4, 2013

Halloween Happiness

Morning All.
Well am home another day sick! Gotta love it!! Anyway I am going to be doing a workshop at a friend of mines home this month and she LOVES Halloween! So here is the card that I am going to demonstrate:
I colored the Halloween Happiness Stamp then added some rhinestone's. I used a base of Tangerine Tango and ran it through the Big Shot with the Stripes EF versa marked so that I could use my Heat and Stick Powder and add the Black Glitter. I roughed up the edges of the White and Basic Black and I was done. Very easy card but with a lot of appeal!!! Have a great day!

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Stampin Up Deals in October!!

Hi All,
Well I am home yet another day sick as a dog trying to motivate to do something other then cough when I went on the Stampin Up homepage I was greatly cheered up by this months offers!!! First, Stampin Up is offering a $25 sign up period from October 7th through the 21st. Here are the details:

Join for $25

Offer: New recruits can join Stampin' Up! for just $25!
Dates: October 7-21, 2013
The Fine Print:
  • This offer is only good for two weeks, so take advantage of it right away!
  • During this offer, only the special $25 starter kit will be available; the regular $99 starter kit will not be available. The $25 Starter Kit includes
    • $26.95 worth of Stampin' Up! product (it must be more than $25, but not more than $26.95 before tax)
    • Business pack which includes
      • A box of annual catalogs
      • A package of the current seasonal catalog
      • Getting Started DVD
      • Starter Kit Business Brick
      • Customer postcards
This is a FANTASTIC opportunity to join Stampin Up especially if you have been crafting using their supplies, know the high quality of their product and want to "try it out" without a large commitment!! Join  my Team and see where you can go!

Secondly, Stampin Up is offering an additional $25 worth of hostess benefits for qualifying parties!

Party More. Get More.

Offer: Get $25 extra hostess dollars when you have a qualifying* party.
*$250 in party sales before tax and shipping.
Dates: October 1-31, 2013
The Fine Print:
  • The following order types qualify for this promotion (customer, demonstrator, workshop).
  • Hostesses may use their additional hostess dollars on any current catalog merchandise.
  • Orders larger than the qualifying amount are not eligible for additional hostess dollars
Great opportunity to have a great night in with your friends!

Finally, Stampin Up released their "Best of" stamp sets for October. Click here for the flyer. This month they are offering the Best of Christmas!
Best of Christmas
Here are the important details:
  • All Best of stamp sets will include 3-5 images, including a never-before seen image, and will be priced at $14.95.
  • While we are releasing just one Best of stamp set per month (with a new theme each month), all of the Best of sets will be available until March 31, 2014.
  • A new flyer will be released every month for each new Best of set.
  • All Best of stamp sets are available in Clear-Mount only.

Hope you all have a great day!