Saturday, August 30, 2014

Addicted to CAS Challenge #46 - Luxury

Happy Saturday!



Inspired by Stamping is sponsoring the Addicted to CAS Challenge #46 - Luxury.

What says luxury like Black and Shimmery White:



The pretty stamped frame is from the Fancy Labels 2 Stamp Set and the elegant sentiment is from the Just Because Stamp Set. I used the Fancy Label Dies 2 to die cut the two frames.

Luscious satin ribbon and some bling finish off the luxurious CAS card.

Hop on over to the Addicted to CAS Blog for more inspiration and to get all the details on participating in this challenge. Play along for a chance to win a $15.00 Inspired by Stamping gift certificate!

Thanks for stopping by!









Thursday, August 28, 2014

Today's the Day!

Happy Thursday!



The SU Holiday Catalog is live! This is the best Holiday Catalog ever!



Click here for the PDF download

Click here to shop and/or view products in my on-line store



Today is the last day to take advantage of the Short and Sweet sign-up special.



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As always, I'm just an E-mail away if you have any questions or need assistance with anything.

Thanks for stopping by!







Tuesday, August 26, 2014

SU Weekly Deals and More


Note: This is my second post for today. Please scroll down for my IBS post.

Happy Tuesday!

I have lots of SU news to share:


The new SU Weekly Deals have been posted:



These Weekly Deals run through September 1, while supplies last.



There's still time to take advantage of the Big Shot Bundle. Order a Big Shot by August 31 and choose your FREE Stamp and Framelit Bundle:



You may also purchase any or all of the exclusive Bundles at a 15% discount!



The half-price Paper Pumpkin special for new subscribers is available through September 10. Use Promo Code HALFOFF2 and sign up here. You will receive your first two months for half price. Don't keep this special a secret--share it with your family and friends!



What is Paper Pumpkin? It is a monthly crafting escape delivered to your door. Around the 15th of each month you receive a pretty box filled with all the supplies needed (except adhesive and scissors), plus instructions, to complete each month's project. Once your two-month half-price subscription ends, you may continue your subscription for the regular price of $19.95 + tax (shipping included). Paper Pumpkin subscriptions are risk-free--you may cancel or suspend your subscription at any time.



SU Sign-up Special:

The Short - Available through August 28

The Sweet - Purchase the starter kit for $99 and choose $150 worth of SU products! Plus, you will receive a business supply pack (catalogs, etc.) and free shipping on your starter kit!

Added Bonus - You may choose products from the soon-to-be released Holiday Catalog!

Benefits of Joining - Minimum of 20% discount on products you purchase and on customer orders, 30% off your first rder of $150 or more (within 45 days of becoming a demo), and, best of all, you earn money while having fun doing what you love--crafting!

Give SU a Test Drive - Whether you want to be a hobby demo or run a successful business--give SU a test drive! You have until the end of December to reach your quarterly minimums ($300). There's no obligation and no penalty if you decide to stop being a demo.

So, what are you waiting for...



Click here to become a member of my team!

I'm just an E-mail away if you have any questions or need assistance with anything.

Thanks for stopping by!





IBS Summer Post Card

Happy Tuesday!

For my Inspired By Stamping post today I have a bright, fun, and nostalgic Summer card. Remember the days when we sent Post Cards during vacation?


For today’s card I used my favorite new stamp set, Summer Fun, along with a timeless favorite, Vintage Postcards.


My card is a standard 4¼ x 5½, and the ‘post card' is 3 x 4. I started by stamping the post card image in black, then inked up the palm tree image in green, used a damp Q-tip to remove the ink from the stems, then colored the stems with a brown marker, and lastly I put both the Summer and Vacation sentiments on my block together and stamped them in yellow. The bright umbrella looks cute ‘shading’ the post card.


I can’t get enough of the adorable flip flops! Of course the ‘girlie’ pair needed bling!


I added the palm tree image to the inside as well.

That’s all for me today. I hope you enjoyed today’s card and are inspired to make a ‘post card’ card! How about making one to send during vacation?!?!?

Please visit the Inspired by Stamping Blog to see what Joanna is sharing along with me today.

Thanks for stopping by!












Monday, August 25, 2014

LNS 256 - Distress It!

Happy Monday!

It's time for a new LNS Challenge! This week the DT would like you to distress your card, L/O, or 3D project.

Here is my card:


I started with a standard 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 card base, tore about two-thirds off, then sponged the torn edge. The honeycomb-embossed panel is 4 1/4 x 5 1/2. Using the Gorgeous Grunge stamp set, I first stamped the Whisper White piece in Baked Brown Sugar and Crushed Curry. Then I took the 'fine' speckled stamp and stamped off using Coastal Cabana. The piece was then embossed with the Honeycomb EF and sponged around the edges. It's hard to see, but I used the distressing tool around the edges of the DSP and then sponged. A little Baker's Twine and a sentiment finished off the card.

The inside:


Now it's time for you to visit the LNS Challenge Blog to get more inspiration from the rest of the DT.

Our LNS Challenges run for two weeks, so you have plenty of time to join in. I look forward to see what/how you distress.

Thanks for stopping by!


Supplies used:  Baked Brown Sugar, Crushed Curry, and Whisper White CS, Lullaby DSP, Baked Brown Sugar, Coastal Cabana, and Crushed Curry Ink, Baked Brown Sugar Think Baker's Twine, Honeycomb Embossing Folder, Bitty Banners Framelits, and Gorgeous Grunge and Itty Bitty Banners Stamp Sets

Saturday, August 23, 2014

IBSIC85

Happy Saturday!

I created today's card for the August Inspired by Stamping Inspiration Challenge. There are three challenges--color, sketch, and theme, which is chevrons this month.  




You can use one, two, or combine all three inspirations. I combined the color and sketch:


I chose two coordinating papers from the Vintage Floral Paper Pad. The pretty sentiment is from the Big Wishes II Stamp Set and was die cut with the Fancy Label Dies 2.

Here is the inside:


Link up your IBSIC85 creation by September 14 for a chance to win an Inspired by Stamping Gift Certificate!

Thanks for stopping by!










Thursday, August 21, 2014

Stampin' Up! Short and Sweet Sign-Up Special

Happy Thursday!



The Short - One week only, August 21 - August 28

The Sweet - Purchase the starter kit for $99 and chose $150 worth of SU products! Plus, you will receive a business supply pack (catalogs, etc.) and free shipping on your starter kit!

Added Bonus - You may choose products from the upcoming Holiday Catalog!

Benefits of Joining - Minimum of 20% discount on products you purchase and on orders from customers, 30% off your first order of $150 or more, and, best of all, you earn money while having fun doing what you love--crafting!

Give SU a Test Drive - Whether you want to be a hobby demo or run a successful business--give SU a test drive! You have until the end of December to reach your quarterly minimums ($300). There's no obligation and no penalty if you decide to stop being a demo.

So, what are you waiting for...



Click here to become a member of my team!

Please E-mail me if you have any questions.