Thursday, October 31, 2013

Thank You Thursday at Stampin' Up!


I'm in a big rush today . . . so no time to share . . . except to say THANK YOU!! It's a One Day Thank You Thursday Sale at Stampin' Up! Happy Halloween!! Wishing lots of treats and NO tricks!!

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Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Tag It Christmas Card with a How To Video


This is a really cute Christmas card featuring the Tag It Stamp Set, the purchase of which benefits the Ronald McDonald House Charities. I've seen several versions of this card and I thought I would make a version of it, too, along with a video tutorial.

Here is the inside panel of this card which also features a bit of the Silver Glimmer paper. My customers made this card at our Fall Flair this month and everyone seemed to enjoy making it.

Have a great day and thank you so much for stopping by Stamping to Share!

Stamps: Tag It for Ronald McDonald House Charities (Wood Mount 130300, Clear Mount 130303) More Merry Messages (Wood Mount 126400, Clear Mount 126402)
Paper: Cherry Cobbler (119685) Whisper White (100730) Silver Glimmer Paper (124005)
Ink: Cherry Cobbler (126966)
Tools: Big Shot Machine (113439) Chalk Talk Framelits (129983) Chevron Border Punch (132154) Paper Piercing Tool for rhinestone placement (126189)
Accessories: Season of Style Washi Tape (132155) Clear Mount Block D (118485)
Embellishments: Basic Rhinestones (119246)
Adhesives: SNAIL (104332) Multipurpose Liquid Glue (110755)

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Tuesday, October 29, 2013

New Promos at Stampin' Up!


I've got to run . . . lots of customers coming over today for Card Buffet, but I did want to share the Weekly Deal and a couple of promotions that Stampin' Up! is kicking off today. Above is a picture of the all the things on sale this week. And below we have a couple of Holiday Bundles to make gift giving easier this year.

Click on Create Pretty Packages to see the flier up close.

And . . if you are a fan of My Digital Studio, you will be happy to see a 30% off deal on select products celebrating the season . . . photo card and memory book templates will help you customize your gifts and greetings. Click the Most Wonderful Time of Year to see the flier. If you would like to see exactly what products are on sale, click and visit Kay's Stamping to Share Online Store.

Thanks so much for stopping by - I appreciate you!!

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Monday, October 28, 2013

Last Day for 25% Off Stamp Sets - Gifts of Kindness Card


Today is the last day of the huge 25% off 25 stamp sets sale! (see link at the bottom of this post) and I couldn't resist sharing one of the cards that I cased from my good friend, LeeAnn Greff, because it features one of the stamp sets called Gifts of Kindness that is actually part of the sale! I did modified my card just a bit from the one LeeAnn did in that I added a more vintage look to the patterned paper dropped off a die cut and switched out the ribbon; but I kept the design and the lovely color combo featuring Coastal Cabana with Early Espresso.

One of the features that I love about this card is the way the pearls are highlighted by the tiny punch outs of Early Espresso paper. The larger flower features the flower punch from the Itty Bitty Punch Pack and the very small circle behind the small pearl on the smaller forward facing flower is from one of the confetti circles from the Cupcake Punch. Those two small touches as such sweetness to this card! And, it's quick!! You can make it in a jiffy!

Here is the inside panel featuring one of the great sentiments that come in this set. If you have a current catalog or if you can look at it online, you will find Gifts of Kindness on page 83. Or, you can see it here at my Online Store.

Have a great day and thank you so much for stopping by Stamping to Share!

Stamps: Gifts of Kindness (Wood Mount 130441, Clear Mount 130444)
Paper: Coastal Cabana (131297) Early Espresso (119686) Whisper White (100730) Afternoon Picnic Designer Series Paper (131390)
Ink: Coastal Cabana (131175) Early Espresso (126974)
Tools: Paper Piercing Tool for pearl placement (126189)
Accessories: Clear Mount Block E (118484) Clear Mount Block G (118489) Clear Mount Block H (118490)
Embellishments: Basic Pearls (119247) Early Espresso Stitched Grosgrain Ribbon (126871)
Adhesives: SNAIL (104332) Multipurpose Liquid Glue (110755)

25% OFF 25 Stamp Sets! Yippee!! Click on Happy Birthday Stampin' Up! to get the flier
with all the details!! Online Ordering HERE! Or call or email me!

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Friday, October 25, 2013

October 2013 Demo Swaps - Part Two

Part Two of our Stamping to Share Demo Meeting Swaps with a Christmas Theme. Many thanks to my AWESOME downline - Always Sharing. Always Caring.

This beautiful easel card featuring Lovely as a Tree was created by Marlys Guertin. I think she made a great choice in background paper as it coordinates so well with the embossed image. That paper is from our Winter Frost Paper Stack. There is a glimmer brad to hold the easel in place and the sentiment on the inside of her card is from the stamp set called Wishing You.

Cindy Standal created this lovely in my place! I was so busy prepping for Fall Flair and then off to a weekend in Rochester that I didn't have time to make my own swap cards! I wasn't sure what I was going to do and then Cindy volunteered to make one for me. Bless her heart! Thank you, Cindy!! She used the  Festive Flurry stamp set and the coordinating framelits to make this cheerful wreath. I love the red and pink together and the paper piercing is a lovely touch.

Mary Bellis created this gorgeous out of the box cut poinsettia card using the stamp set called Joyful Christmas. I kept telling myself that I didn't "need" that stamp set. And then THIS card comes along! Guess what . . .  I got the stamp set! lol! All it takes is that one perfect sample and I'm hooked!

Viv Barriga made a cupcake topper with her ExpressionsThinlits for her swap and what a great idea!! I happened to have a cute little cupcake photo holder that Judy Hamen gifted to me a couple of years ago and it seemed the perfect way to display Viv's swap.

Of course . . . you wanted to see an up close version, too! She added a sweet star . . . and as you probably noticed, the paper is our new Silver Foil introduced in the Holiday Mini.

Need a great candy bar wrap for the Holidays? Debby Filiowich to the rescue!! Santa's List and Tags 4 You come to bat in this delightful 3D. I can't believe that I still have the candy bar . . . but now that the picture has been taken, all bets are off as to how long it will last! The striped paper is from the Season of Style Paper Stack so you will be able to wrap a bunch of bars and have them all look the same.

Dorene Bye created a BEAUTIFUL Poinsettia gift tag with Joyful Christmas. And then she even added a tag to the tag! The Holly Jolly tag is from Tags 4 You. Love that new Label Bracket Punch. The center of the flower is accented with basic rhinestones that have been tinted with a Sharpie Marker. Love that little trick for adding color to the rhinestones as well as the pearls.

And finally, our last card in the swap lineup for October is from Laura Erickson who used the stamp set Mosaic Madness to create some darling Christmas ornaments. I love the embossed snowflakes in the background and the Season of Style Washi Tape is a great anchor for adding color and style to this card.

25% OFF 25 Stamp Sets! Yippee!! Click on Happy Birthday Stampin' Up! to get the flier
with all the details!! Online Ordering HERE! Or call or email me!

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Thursday, October 24, 2013

Thank You Thursday Special AND Part One of our October 2013 Demo Swaps

It's a one day THANK YOU sale from Stampin' Up! Look at all the framelits!! And two GREAT embossing folders! I am loving these 25th Anniversary Celebrations from Stampin' Up! Thank You Thursday is only available today! You can place your order online HERE or email or call me and I will place your order for you. Don't forget about the STAMPS that are on sale through the 28 . . . 25 sets at 25% off! Whoo Hoo! Check out this post from Stamping to Share to see the stamp sets featured in this sale!

Our theme for our October Demo Swap was Christmas and here is part one. Stop back tomorrow for a look at part two!

Chris Glebus used the Painter's Tape Technique to create this Christmas card that uses the stamp set called Special Season. If you have never tried this technique before, just click on Painter's Tape Technique and you will learn all about it!

Sue McNeill created the hills on this beautiful card by sponging over scrap paper. She used the set called Warmth & Wonder, one of the Hostess Sets in our Holiday catalog. So pretty!

Cindy Standal created this very fun and funky Christmas tree by cutting squares on the diagonal and added a trunk with the Modern Label Punch. Sassy Salutations compliments the tree perfectly!

Mary Smallidge used the stamp set called Ornament Keepsakes to create this lovely card. I just LOVE the Cherry Cobbler Core'dinations paper that was run through the Big Shot with the Beautifully Baroque Embossing Folder and then sanded down to expose the core color.

Katherine Narog made this pretty card with the Santa's List stamp set. The large scallop edgelit die adds such a nice touch to the sentiment panel . . . and the ribbon adds a nice shimmery accent.

Dawn Michels really got creative with this card that features the stamp set Calm Christmas. You can see that the layers and ribbon tie are inviting you in to take a closer look so lets do just that!

When you remove the ribbon, the second panel is revealed.

And that flows through to the third panel.

Here is a side view of the card so you can get an idea of how it is all put together. Love the creative thinking that went into this card!

Have a wonderful day and thank you so much for stopping by Stamping to Share!!

25% OFF 25 Stamp Sets! Yippee!! Click on Happy Birthday Stampin' Up! to get the flier
with all the details!! Online Ordering HERE! Or call or email me!

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Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Scrapping in an "Epic" Way with Epic Day 12x12 Paper, Stickers and Washi Tape

You can make some awesome 12x12 pages with the Epic Day Designer Series Paper and the coordinating stickers and washi tape. These are the pages that my scrappers made at Fall Flair this year in my "Get 'Er Done" scrapbook class. I hope you enjoy the pages and find some inspiration, too!

This set of pages has a base of Early Espresso. Can you find the Washi Tape? Each set of pages has Washi Tape on it somewhere. Above you will find it on the center portion of the 2 page layout on each side of the green strip.

This page has some great sticker action going on. The base is 12x12 Crumb Cake and the Washi tape this time is what separates the angled designer paper from the crumb cake on each page.

This set of pages has a 12x12 Daffodil Delight base. My customers had the option of adding the photo mats or leaving them off. I did notice that most of them when ahead and added them. Where or where is the Washi tape? Oh yeah . . . on the right and on the left!

This set of pages with an Old Olive 12x12 base was a blast to create. It looks complicated, but it really truly isn't. Just take on sheet of the larger hexagon pattern and cut it up following the hexagons as you go. I layered them right over the photo mats for a really cool effect. Wonder where the Washi is? Well, it was harder to find a place to put it on these pages but I went ahead and used it in the corners of the two lower photo mats.

Again . . . another set of pages where I just let the Epic Day Designer Paper do the work for me! It was my guide and my inspiration for these pages and I just love how they turned out. LOVE the big bold flower on the right side. Totally fabulous . . . imho!! The base is 12x12 Crumb Cake. Washi, washi? Top and bottom!

And, the final set of pages on 12x12 Early Espresso. I love the little banner of sticker flags and what's not to washi on this set of pages? I had a blast creating these and sharing them with my customers and I hope you have enjoyed them, too.

Have a happy day and thank you so much for stopping by Stamping to Share!

Paper: Crumb Cake 12x12 (124274) Daffodil Delight 12x12 (124275) Early Espresso 12x12 (124276) Old Olive 12x12 (124284) Basic Gray (121044) Crumb Cake (120953) Gumball Green (126840) Pool Party (122975) Epic Day This and That Designer Series Paper (130814)
Tools: Big Shot Machine (113439) Extended Cutting Pads (113478) Tasteful Trim Die (120893)
Accessories: Epic Day Washi Tape (131269) Epic Day Stickers (131271)
Adhesives: SNAIL (104332) Multipurpose Liquid Glue (110755) Dimensionals (104430)

25% OFF 25 Stamp Sets! Yippee!! Click on Happy Birthday Stampin' Up! to get the flier
with all the details!! Online Ordering HERE! Or call or email me!

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Tuesday, October 22, 2013

25 Stamp Sets ON SALE today through the 28th!

It's STARTS TODAY! 25% OFF 25 Stamp Sets! Yippee!! Click on Happy Birthday Stampin' Up! to get the flier with all the details!! Below are pictures of the stamp sets that are on sale!! Happy, Happy, Happy Dance!! Online Ordering HERE! Or call or email me!

Oct 7 - 22 25th Anniversary Starter Kit Special.
Bring joy and friendship into your life
as a demonstrator with Stampin' Up!

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