Wednesday, December 10, 2014

ICS Blog Hop Tis' the Season

Tis' the Season!
Welcome back to the inspire, create & share blog hop.

A couple days ago my husband asked me to stop at Target to pick up 30 Christmas cards he can send to his customers.  I just looked at him and calmly said, "I make cards... for the last 12 years."  He said, "Yah, your going to make 30 cards in 2 days?"  Then he left for work.  GAME ON!!!!  I immediately went to my stamp room and came up with a simple Christmas card with matching envelopes he can give his customers.  Let me tell you that when he came home later that day and saw all of these cards he was very shocked, and apologized.

This is my new favorite Textured Impressions Embossing Folder, Filigree Frame.  It makes such a beautiful frame for just about any occasion.

From the Wonderous Wreath stamp set I used the two sentiments.  One of the front and other one inside.  I used 3 sizes of the Labels Collection Framelits.  Starting from smallest to biggest I used #2 for the front sentiment, layered that on #3.  For the inside of the card it was #5, second from the biggest.  I only used dimensionals on the front Vanilla piece.  The colors are Cherry Cobbler, Old Olive, and Very Vanilla.  These are probably my favorite color combinations for Christmas, so rich.

The next two cards are ones I'm sending out to family and friends.  They both are a creation of Diane Glenns, also a demonstrator and friend.

The first one uses Real Red paper, Whisper White and our Silver Glimmer paper.  The stamp set is Seasonally Scattered and I used Real Red and Garden Green to color the stamp.  And finished it off with our Real Red 3/8" Satin Woven Ribbon in the Holiday Catalog.  This time I used the Apothecary Accents framelits to cut out the front sentiment.

My third card I used the fun stamp set Wonderous Wreath along with the matching framelits, Wonderful Wreath.  Getting the stamp set and framelits together in a bundle will save you 15%, so get it soon as these products from the Holiday Catalog are no longer available to order after January 5, 2015.
I went back to my favorite Christmas color, Cherry Cobbler and Very Vanilla in the cardstock.  I cut out 2 pieces of Very Vanilla using the Top Note Bigz Die on the Big Shot.  Stamped my sentiments and the bow in Cherry Cobbler.  The simple 3 step stamping process for the wreath is Pear Pizzazz, Garden Green, and Cherry Cobbler.  Added a little Rhinestone to the center of the bow.

 I hope you have enjoyed these fun Christmas cards.  Have a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!!! 

Hop on over the Tammy Dunlap's blog and see the amazing creation see does so well.

 Tammy Dunlap

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

ICS Blog Hop Triple Time

Welcome to the Inspire Create & Share monthly blog hop.  This month our theme is triple time stamping.  This is one of my favorite techniques, not to much work but alot of WOW!
I was inspired by Amanda Corbet from Krafting Kreations, you can check out her sample HERE.  She actually did quadruple time and that looks great too.

 The most tricky part is to figure out measurements, but by going to Pinterest I was able to find several wonderful pins sharing the measurements of the cards they did.

  • For this card the Pacific Point is cut into three sizes: 2 x 5 1/4, 2 x 4, and 2 x 2 1/2.  
  • The Whisper White measurements are: 1 7/8 x 5 1/8, 1 7/8 x 3 7/8, and 1 7/8 x 2 3/8.
  • I used a stamp from Flowering Flourishes and stamped in Sahara Sand onto my Sahara Sand paper.
  • You want to take your Whisper White pieces and layer them on top of each other (without the pacific point) using removable adhesive.  I used the Flowering Flourishes stamp again in Sahara Sand and the flower is from the Petite Petals set and I stamped that in Pacific Point.  I centered the saying on the small white piece using black stazon.
  • Separate your whites and layer each one on their corresponding Pacific Point piece.  I used dimensionals behind each Pacific Point piece to give some great dimension.
  • For a little pop of color I used a butterfly from the Papillon Potpourri set and stamped in Melon Mambo and punched it out using our Elegant Butterfly punch. Added some rhinestones and popped the butterfly up with dimensionals.
I hope all this makes sense, if not just send me a message.

Stamps: Papillon Potpourri, Petite Petals, Flowering Flourishes, Lots of Thanks.

Ink:  Sahara Sand, Pacific Point, Melon Mambo, Black Stazon

Paper:  Sahara Sand, Pacific Point, Whisper White

Accessories:  Rhinestones, dimensionals, Elegant Butterfly punch

Thank you for stopping by and head on over to Nicholes blog to see what she has made.

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

September Blog Hop Fall is in the Air

September Blog Hop - Fall is in the Air

Our theme this month is Fall is in the Air.  And I'll tell you, I am ready for it.  Fall is my FAVORITE time of the year.  Not just the beautiful colors but the cool weather.  Being from Washington, I melt if it's more than 80 degrees.
I found the inspiration for my card on pinterest, done by Susan Itell at Simple Stampin.  I had to use the colors she did because frankly they are gorgeous and perfect for fall.  And as Susan said, it's a super easy card with a big WOW!  My favorite!  I think I just found the technique I'm going to demonstrate at the Washington State Fair this Saturday the 6th, in the Hobby Hall from 11:30-1:30pm.

Started with a standard card base size 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 of Very Vanilla, Blackberry Bliss layer is 4 x 5 1/4, and the Very Vanilla top layer is 3 3/4 x 5.  Used dimensionals to pop up the Blackberry Bliss layer from the base.
Now for the fun and easy part.  Ink up your stamp (I used Crushed Curry) then with a couple sponge daubers I used one in Old Olive and randomly daubed on the stamp, then with the other dauber used Blackberry Bliss and daubed randomly also.  TA DA!  Easy Peasy!
If you are going to be making several of these make sure you clean your stamp after each card, because you don't want to ink up your stamp with the Crushed Curry if you still have Old Olive and Blackberry Bliss on your stamp.
For the ribbon I used glue dots to put a piece of Hello Honey across and a smaller piece to tie a knot around the strip.

Now for the envelope I used Regals Designer Series Paper Stack in the Crushed Curry and attached it to the flap.

Seasonally Scattered Stamp Set - 2014 Holiday Catalog
Blackberry Bliss Cardstock
Very Vanilla Cardstock

Hello Honey 3/8" Stitched Satin Ribbon

Mini Glue Dots
Blackberry Bliss Classic Pad
Old Olive Classic Pad
Crushed Curry Classic Pad

Now hop on over to Eva's Cards and Things for her "Fall is in the Air" stampin creation.

 Eva's Cards and Things

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Weekly Deals 9/2 - 9/8


I  hope you enjoy this week's Weekly Deals!  This is an excellent week to stock up on reinkers!    

Buttons & Blossoms Simply Pressed Molds Item # 131272
Regular Price: $7.95 US/$9.95 CAN
Discounted Price: $5.96 US/$7.46 CAN

White Simply Pressed Clay Item # 130685
Regular Price: $6.95 US/$8.95 CAN
Discounted Price: $5.21 US/$6.71 CAN

Strawberry Slush Classic In Color Stampin' Ink Refill Item # 131167
Regular Price: $2.95 US/$3.75 CAN
Discounted Price: $2.21 US/$2.81 CAN

Soft Sky Classic Stampin' Ink Refill Item # 131161
Regular Price: $2.95 US/$3.75 CAN
Discounted Price: $2.21 US/$2.81 CAN

Pool Party Classic Stampin' Ink Refill Item # 122933
Regular Price: $2.95 US/$3.75 CAN
Discounted Price: $2.21 US/$2.81 CAN

Island Indigo Classic Stampin' Ink Refill Item # 122932
Regular Price: $2.95 US/$3.75 CAN
Discounted Price: $2.21 US/$2.81 CAN

Back To School Ensemble - Digital Download Item # 130980
Regular Price: $17.95 US/$19.95 CAN
Discounted Price: $10.77 US/$11.97 CAN

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Weekly Deals 8/19 - 8/25

Tuesday Deals with Stampin' Up! YEAH the Elegant Butterfly punch is on sale!  My favorite items in the catalog are the Textured Impressions Embossing Folders, and this week you can get the Honeycomb one for only $5.96!  So locals I will be placing an order Saturday evening so let me know if you want anything!  

Squares Collection Framelits Die Item # 130921
Regular Price: $26.95 US/$32.95 CAN
Discounted Price: $20.21 US/$24.71 CAN

Finishing Touches Edgelits Die Item # 127010
Regular Price: $9.95 US/$11.95 CAN
Discounted Price: $7.46 US/$8.96 CAN

Vanilla Coaster Board Item # 129392
Regular Price: $5.95 US/$6.95 CAN
Discounted Price: $4.46 US/$5.21 CAN

Twine Baker'S Early Espresso Item # 123124
Regular Price: $2.95 US/$3.95 CAN
Discounted Price: $2.21 US/$2.96 CAN

Elegant Butterfly Punch Item # 127526
Regular Price: $15.95 US/$21.95 CAN
Discounted Price: $11.96 US/$16.46 CAN

Honeycomb Textured Impressions Embossing Folder Item # 129378
Regular Price: $7.95 US/$9.95 CAN
Discounted Price: $5.96 US/$7.46 CAN

Silver Sparkle Dazzling Details Item # 127845
Regular Price: $2.50 US/$3.25 CAN
Discounted Price: $1.88 US/$2.44 CAN

Travel Journal Digital Kit - Digital Download Item # 121071
Regular Price: $9.95 US/$10.95 CAN
Discounted Price: $5.97 US/$6.57 CAN

Check out my Stampin' Up! website for class schedules and ideas.

Friday, August 15, 2014

Weekly Deals!

New weekly deals!  YEAH!  Here we go...lots of good big shot buys this week.  On my list will be the cotton ribbon and the petite purse big shot die!  I love a good deal too!  Locals I will be putting an order in on Monday, let me know if there is anything you would like to order we can share in the shipping!  If your not local order online RIGHT HERE!

#weeklydeals #stampinup #dostamping #craftingsupplies #diy

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Inspire Create Share Blog Hop

Welcome to our August Inspire Create Share Blog Hop!

Below is a picture of some of the bloggers you will see during this hop.  This picture was taken at the Stampin' Up! convention we attended in July.  I just love getting so many new simple and creative ideas.
Left to right: Stampin with Darla & Sisters - Darla Roberts, Stamp Diva - Jen Guarino, Olivia Stamps - Olivia Studley, The Simple & Creative Corner - Tina Johnson (me), Eva's Cards & Things - Eva Bussom, Flying Stamper - Debra Naylor, Scrappy Stamps & Ink - Nichole Smith

Our theme for this months hop is "Black and White or Black and White with a splash of color".  I added a very tiny splash of color on the word "You".  I really love using black because it really makes the card look so elegant.

Stamps:  Work of Art (clear 134114 $21.95, wood 134111 $29.95)  11 stamps

Paper:  Black (121045 $6.95)  24 sheets, Whisper White (100730 $8.50)  40 sheets

Ink:  Black Stazon (101406 $7.95), Rose Red (126954 $5.95)

Accessories:  Rhinestone Basic Jewels (119246 $4.95), Deco Labels Collection Framelits (130102 $24.95) set of 4 layering dies, 5/8" Organza Ribbon (114319 $5.95), Envelope Punch Board (133774 $19.95)

Head on over to The Stamp Diva and see her beautiful creation.