Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Rustic Best of Everything

Here's a card share that is not Christmas related. It's a special card I made for a friend who needed a pick-me-up. I used the great Woodgrain embossing folder on Crumb Cake and dragged my Early Espresso stamp pad over the raised embossed image, sponging the edges of the card, the So Saffron label, and DSP with the same ink. I used my Cherry Cobbler, Riding Hood Red, and Early Espresso markers to color and ink up the Best of Everything stamp set. The blender pen was great for blending the colors together. I cut out the tree and the stamped leaves, layering them for a 3-D look. Paper-piercing, twine and rhinestones helped to finish up the rustic feel of the card.
Thanks a bunch for dropping by!
CS: Early Espresso, Crumb Cake, So Saffron, Very Vanilla
DSP: Comfort Cafe
Ink: Early Espresso, Cherry Cobbler, Riding Hood Red (ink and Stampin' Write markers
SS: Best of Everything, Itty Bitty Banners
Punches: 3/4" circle, 1/2" circle
Big Shot: Apothecary Accents (127003); Bitty Banners framelits (129267), Woodgrain embossing folder (127821)
Accessories:  jewels-rhinestone, linen thread, Paper Piercing Pack Essentials (126187), sponges

Saturday, December 15, 2012

Clearance Rack Blitz

I'm a day late in posting the great Clearance Rack Blitz going on right now at Stampin' Up! Over 300 new Clearance Rack items have been added to the Online Store at discounts up to 80 percent off retail-only while supplies last! And for the first time ever, stamps are included at up to 40% off.

  • Only online orders qualify for this promotion, but you can order both Clearance Rack and non-Clearance Rack items on the same order.
  • There is no minimum purchase required to participate in this special offer-go nuts!
  • Qualifying Clearance Rack orders are eligible for hostess benefits/Stampin' Rewards. Bonus!
  • Clearance Rack Blitz items are only available while supplies last-so don't wait! And sorry, but there are no refunds or exchanges on Clearance Rack items.
 If you'd like to window shop all the great deals, CLICK HERE.

Have a wonderful weekend!

Saturday, December 8, 2012

Advent Calendar Garland

     Here's an Advent Calendar Garland made with Dixie cups. I saw this cute idea on “My Craft Channel” and thought I’d try it out for myself. The only tip or instruction given was to take apart a Dixie cup to make your pattern. From there I was on my own.
     I had a bunch of the Festival of Prints DSP sheets left from my Club project, so I used these to glue over the Dixie cups. I punched a hole on each side of the cup where I attached a metal handle. I created my advent number embellishments using My Digital Studio. I basically got to create my own Advent Calendar Kit using the DSP and creating coordinating embellishments, which was kind of a fun thing to do. The embellishments were attached to the front of the cups with a dimensional. I tied ornament hooks to a string of yarn which the Advent cups hung from.

The cups can be filled with candy, little gifts or Scriptures for each day, as you work your way towards December 25th. It's fun and simple Advent Calendar project to make.
Hope that you're having a great December so far!

Saturday, December 1, 2012

December Newsletter is Posted

It's here, the final newsletter of the year. Can you believe it? To view December's newsletter CLICK HERE or on the Newsletter button on the right side of my blog. This month's newsletter includes the "Be Inspired" page with some great card shares from fellow stampers, pictures from 2012's Stamp Club Lunch and lots of Stampin' Up news and promotions for December.
Chocolate cupcakes from our Stamp Club lunch...yum, yum!
The December countdown begins...hope you have a great December!