Thursday, May 29, 2014

IBS Swirling Pinwheels

Happy Thursday! 

Today I am sharing a card using the new Inspired by Stamping Swirling Pinwheels stamp set paired with the May free stamp set of the month, Petite Banners.


The Swirling Pinwheels stamp set is so fun and versatile. From cards to scrapbooking to 3D projects, the possibilities with this set are endless.  


I stamped and cut two of the largest pinwheel image. There is a coordinating Swirling Pinwheels Cut File, but I was able to quickly hand-cut these. The pinwheel is attached to the card with a brad, so it actually does turn!


The sentiment is from the May free stamp set of the month, Petite Banners. I stamped the sentiment and die-cut it with the new Fancy Label 3 Dies. The Petite Banners stamp set includes four sentiments and they coordinate with the Fancy Label 3 Dies. If you haven’t taken advantage of receiving this free set yet, you still have two days to get it.


For the inside of the card, I used the smallest pinwheel image. It was hand-cut and attached with a pop dot. The cute sentiment is also from the Swirling Pinwheels stamp set.

I hope you enjoyed my bright and fun card today. Please visit the Inspired by Stamping Blog to see what Kendra is sharing along with me today.








Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Stampin' Up Start-up Special

Happy Wednesday!


This is a very happy Wednesday--SU announced a limited-time $50 start-up special! Yes, today through June 30, you can join SU for $50!
  • Customize! Choose up to $55 ($50 kit) worth of any Stampin' Up! products.
  • A 30 percent discount on your first order (minimum $150 order placed within 45 days). The new catalog starts June 2...Imagine getting 30% off all the new goodies!
  • A 20 percent discount on all your orders.
  • Free Paper Pumpkin Kit included with the starter kit.
  • Free registration to our annual Convention (must be registered by the 20th of June and subject to availability).  Stampin' Up! is offering FREE registration ($295 value) to the Stampin' Up! Convention in Salt Lake City (July 17 - 19) for new demonstrators.
  • The starter kit ships FREE (another 10% savings).
  • At a minimum, enjoy Stampin' Up! discounts and benefits through October 31 (the end of the first FULL quarter plus a pending month) with no penalty to drop.
  • Renew additional quarters if you reach $300 in purchases or sales.
  • There's no obligation to host workshops or purchase anything further.
Ready to sign up?


Have questions?


Thanks for stopping by!



Tuesday, May 27, 2014

SU Weekly Deals, May 27-June 2

Happy Tuesday!


SU has posted the new weekly deals:


Don't forget about the Retirement Blow-Out Sale.  Just a few days left.

Thanks for stopping by!


Friday, May 23, 2014

IBS Lily of the Valley

Happy Friday!



To keep with the delicate beauty of the Lily of the Valley image, I stamped and embossed on vellum, and lightly colored with a blender pen. The vellum was then layered over the pretty pink polka dot pattern from the Vintage Floral paper pad.


I really like the look of the image and sentiment stamped and embossed in white on vellum.


The sentiment I used on the inside of the card is also from the Lily of the Valley stamp set.

I hope you enjoyed my card today.  Please visit the Inspired by Stamping Blog to see what Kylie is sharing along with me today.

Thanks for stopping by!











Thursday, May 22, 2014

SU Retirement Blowout Sale and MPP Sign-Up Special

Happy Thursday!


SU is currently offering 25-50% off many of the retiring products.  This special is available through June 4, while supplies last.


SU is offering 50% off the June My Paper Pumpkin kit for new subscribers who sign-up by May 23.  Please use promo code SHELLIDEAL.

Thanks for stopping by!



Wednesday, May 21, 2014

IBS-Sponsored FabNFunky Challenge

Happy Wednesday!

Inspired by Stamping is sponsoring this week's FabNFunky Challenge. The 'Recipe' challenge is:  Three patterned papers, ribbon, and pearls or rhinestones.

Here's my Recipe Challenge card:


I used three different patterns from the Vintage Floral Paper Pad, Rose Seam Binding, the pretty image from Fancy Labels 3 Stamp Set, and Pearls.


The floral image from Fancy Labels 3 Stamp Set was stamped, colored with a blender pen, die-cut with the oval from Fancy Labels 3 Dies, and lightly sponged while still inside the die.


I used the large die from Fancy Labels 3 Dies to die-cut the patterned paper. The sentiment is from Big Wishes II stamp set.

Please hop on over to the FabNFunky Challenge Blog for more inspiration and to get all the details on participating in this week's Recipe Challenge.

Thanks for stopping by!








Monday, May 19, 2014

LNS 249 - Crystal Effects

Happy Monday!

It's time for a new LNS Challenge and this week the DT would like to see how you use Crystal Effects!

Warm weather means refreshing drinks:


After stamping the drink images, I covered the 'liquid' with crystal effects.


Now it's time for you to visit the LNS Challenge Blog to see what the rest of the DT created. Our challenges run for two weeks, so you have plenty of time to show us how you use Crystal Effects!

Thanks for stopping by!


Supplies used:  Melon Mambo and Whisper White CS, Polka Dot Parade DSP, Basic Black, Marina Mist, Melon Mambo, Old Olive, and Real Red Markers, Rhinestones, and Happy Hour Stamp Set.

Sunday, May 18, 2014

The Craftys and My Halloween Countdown Spooky House

Happy Sunday!

My Halloween Countdown Spooky House has been entered in the Craftys!  

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If you like my Halloween Countdown and think it worthy of a Crafty award, please vote for me HERE.  

Note, you need to be signed in to either FB, Google, or Twitter for your vote to register.  Just click on the heart to vote.

Thanks for stopping by!



Friday, May 16, 2014

IBS Release Week - Fancy Labels 3 Card and Gift Box

Happy Friday! 

I am so excited to be posting during Inspired by Stamping's May Release week. What an exciting week this has been at the Inspired by Stamping Blog with a new stamp set being featured each day. 

There are five new stamp sets (one is a free set with a $50 purchase!) and one set of dies this month. The new products are available for sale today at 7:00 PM Australian time in the Inspired by Stamping store. To celebrate the new release, Joanna is offering FREE shipping today (7:00 PM Australian time) through Sunday evening, the 18th (Australian time) with code "MAYRELEASE."

Today I am sharing a card and gift box using the new Fancy Labels 3 Stamp Set and coordinating Fancy Labels 3 Dies.


As soon as I received the new Fancy Labels 3 Stamp Set and Fancy Labels 3 Dies, I knew I wanted to make a coordinating card/gift set.


I started with pretty patterned paper from the Spring Lilacs Paper Pack and designed my card from there. I distressed the edges of the patterned paper and sponged the doily. After stamping and die cutting the frame, I ran ribbon through it to create a tag.


I lightly sponged the sentiment while it was still inside the circle die. A Small Flower and a couple of pearls were added before adhering the sentiment to the frame with pop dots.


As I don’t like to forget the inside of my cards, I stamped and colored the floral image from the Fancy Labels 3 Stamp Set in the bottom corner.


This sentiment is perfect for giving a gift for any occasion. I designed the slider box to hold nine Hershey Nuggets. The card stock for the box measures 5 ¾ x 4 5/8, and was scored at ¾ all around. The wrap-around cover measures 8 ½ x 4 ¼, and was scored at 2, 2 7/8, 5 15/16, and 6 13/16. I sponged the edges of the patterned paper, doily, and Fabric Tape.


Again, I lightly sponged this sentiment while it was inside the circle die and added pearls.

The five new stamp sets (one is a free set with a $50 purchase!) and one set of dies will be available today at 7:00 PM Australian time in the Inspired by Stamping store. To celebrate the new release, Joanna is offering FREE shipping today (7:00 PM Australian time) through Sunday evening, the 18th (Australian time) with code "MAYRELEASE."

That’s it for me today. I hope my card and gift box have inspired you and given you ideas for the pretty and versatile sentiments and images of the Fancy Labels 3 Stamp Set.

Please hop on over to the Inspired by Stamping Blog to see what Rebecca is sharing along with me today. Don't forget to leave a comment while there as Joanna is offering blog candy!