Tuesday, December 30, 2014

SU Weekly Deals, Dec. 30 - Jan. 5

Happy Tuesday!


It's time for the new SU Weekly Deals:


The above Weekly Deals are available through Monday, Jan. 5 (while supplies last).  


The Year-End Closeouts also run through Monday, Jan. 5 (while supplies last).

Please E-mail me if you have any questions.

Thanks for stopping by!


Monday, December 29, 2014

Lost Lagoon Christmas and Creative Blog Hop

Happy Monday!

Christmas sure came and went fast! I hope everyone had an enjoyable holiday.

Today I have two of the card designs I sent for my Christmas cards this year.

First up is Seasonally Scattered in Lost Lagoon:



The Whisper White piece was cut at 2 1/2 x 5 and the All is Calm DSP was cut at 1 1/2 x 5. This is a similar card to the one I posted here that we made at Stamp Camp.

Next is a Lost Lagoon version of the Bright and Beautiful card I 'case'd from the very talented Ann Schach (The Stampin' Schach):




My fellow LNS DT member, Robbie Rubala (Inkedx2) nominated me for the Creative Blog Hop. This is a fun hop that continues each Monday. Now, I must answer four questions for you:

1. What are you working on?

Right now I am working on DT projects for January.

2. How does your work differ from others in your genre?

I really don't know if my work differs from others. I don't have any particular style or technique, I just create what I like.

3. Why do you create what you do?

I enjoy seeing a finished card or project and I love the happy look on a 
recipient's face when I give something I have created.

4. How does your creative process work?

All different ways! Sometimes I get inspiration from something someone else has created, sometimes I follow a sketch, and sometimes I just look at a particular stamp or paper and an idea forms.

I nominate my good blogging friend, Kim Bolzenthal (Stitchin' N Stampin' On Paper) for next Monday's Creative Blog Hop! Mark your calendars to visit Kim's blog for next week's Creative Blog Hop!

Thanks for stopping by!



Supplies used:  Lost Lagoon and Whisper White CS, All is Calm DSP, Silver Glimmer Paper, Lost Lagoon and Whisper White Craft Ink, Clear Embossing Powder, Lost Lagoon Taffeta Ribbon, All is Calm Snowflake Embellishments, Rhinestones, Bitty Banners and Stars Framelits, and Bright and Beautiful, Seasonally Scattered, and Teeny Tiny Wishes Stamp Sets.





Tuesday, December 23, 2014

SU Weekly Deals, Dec. 23 - 29

Happy Tuesday!


It's time for the new SU Weekly Deals:


The above Weekly Deals are available through Monday, Dec. 22 (while supplies last).  


The Year-End Closeouts have been updated with more holidays items with savings up to 80% (while supplies last).

Please E-mail me if you have any questions.

Thanks for stopping by!


Wednesday, December 17, 2014

IBS Ombre Birthday Card

Happy Wednesday!

For my Inspired by Stamping post today, I have an emboss/resist ombre birthday card. I mixed some old and new for today’s card, Delicate Doilies II and Flower of the Month: Aster.


I started by stamping three of the doilies, from the Delicate Doilies II stamp set, in clear ink and embossing them with white powder. Next, I used four varying shades of pink ink and sponged from light to dark, creating an ombre effect.


The birthday sentiment is from the Flower of the Month: Aster stamp set. It was die-cut using the second smallest Fancy Label Dies 1 and matted with the next larger die. Some pretty pink seam binding, from the Spring Ribbon Collection, and pearls put the finishing touches to my birthday card.


I kept the inside simple by stamping/embossing two doilies and sponging them with the lightest of the pink inks.

Have you tried the emboss/resist technique? If not, give it a try. The results are so pretty.

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

Note:  Delicate Doilies II is currently out-of-stock, but have no fear, it will be back in the Inspired by Stamping Shop after the first of the year!














Tuesday, December 16, 2014

SU Weekly Deals, Dec. 16 - 22

Happy Tuesday!


It's time for the new SU Weekly Deals:


The above Weekly Deals are available through Monday, Dec. 22 (while supplies last).

Please E-mail me if you have any questions.

Thanks for stopping by!


Sunday, December 14, 2014

IBS CAS Christmas Cards

Happy Sunday!

Welcome to the Inspired by Stamping Sunday Designer Feature.

Today I am featuring two CAS Christmas cards using four of the October Release stamp sets: Big Holidays, Build a Stocking, Christmas Wreath (freebie with $50 purchase!), and Sugar and Spice. These cards were quick and easy to make--in fact, I made about a dozen of them for the Caring Hearts Card Drive.


The Sugar and Spice stamp set sure is 'sweet' and the gingerbread men are so fun to stamp! For the holly, from the Build a Stocking stamp set, I stamped each three times and punched them at different angles with a square punch. The swirl, from the Christmas Wreath freebie stamp set, is an image that can be used year-round for accents. A large, fancy sentiment, from the Big Holidays stamp set, says it all!


I stamped the insides and envelopes to match the cards.

Please visit the Inspired by Stamping Blog to the full line-up of the Designers posting today.

Thanks for stopping by!












Tuesday, December 9, 2014

SU Weekly Deals, December 9 - 15

Happy Tuesday,


It's time for the new SU Weekly Deals:


The above Weekly Deals are available through Monday, Dec. 15 (while supplies last).

Please E-mail me if you have any questions.

Thanks for stopping by!


Monday, December 8, 2014

Christmas Cookie Recipe Swap Hosted by Jackie

Happy Monday!

Have you started your Christmas Cookie baking yet? I admit that I haven't begun yet, but am planning to get started this weekend. Want to join in on a fun Christmas Cookie Recipe Swap? My blog friend, Jackie, is hosting a Swap again this year. Please visit Jackie's blog for details and to sign-up. During the past two years I have gotten two very yummy cookie recipes from Jackie that I repeatedly bake.  You don't want to miss out on this fun and yummy swap!

Thanks for stopping by!


Sunday, December 7, 2014

Stamp Camp Christmas Card and Treat Holder

Happy Sunday!

Today I am sharing the card and treat holder that we made at my Holiday Stamp Camp:


This card can easily be 'mass-produced' for Christmas. In fact, that was what I was doing yesterday! I also made about a dozen of them a few weeks ago for the Caring Hearts Card Drive.


The card base is Garden Green and the strip of Nordic Noel DSP was cut at 1 1/2 x 5 1/4. The Merry sentiment, from Seasonally Scattered, was stamped in Real Red Ink on Whisper White. Some random rhinestones on the snowflakes and Real Red 3/8 Satin Woven Ribbon 'dress-up' and complete this easy-to-make card.

If you only get one item from the Holiday Catalog, get the Curvy Keepsake Thinlit Box! I love this die and there are so many fun possibilities for treat holders.


Everyone got to choose their pattern from the Nordic Noel DSP. The Noel sentiment is from the Bright and Beautiful stamp set and the snowflake is from the All is Calm Snowflake Embellishments. The treat holders were filled with Hershey Nuggets.

Thanks for stopping by!



Saturday, December 6, 2014

Frankies, Dracs, and Pumpkins

Happy Saturday!

I sure am late with this post! Back in October we had an Eisner Halloween weekend and today I am finally sharing the treat holders/place cards that I made for our Saturday night dinner.

Here are the Frankies and Dracs for the 'boys':


You can find the tutorial for the box here. I used Almost Amethyst, Basic Black, Old Olive, and Whisper White CS.

The pumpkins for the 'girls':


I used the Curvy Keepsake Box Thinlit (a must-have from the Holiday Catalog!) along with retired DSP, Pumpkin Pie and Tangerine Tango CS, Fall Fest Stamp Set and coordinating Fun Fall Framelits.

And, this is how they looked wrapped up with names for the place settings:


Friday night we went to Smalley's for our annual Eisner Eat, Drink, and Be Scary dinner, Saturday I crafted with two of my cousins during the day, Saturday night we had a big dinner at my mother's, and Sunday we had our annual Blaze outing.

Thanks for stopping by!  Please visit tomorrow for some Christmas inspiration.






Friday, December 5, 2014

IBS Poinsettia Light Block

Happy Friday! 

Today on the Inspired by Stamping Blog we are featuring Christmas Decor. For my festive project, I used the Poinsettia and Big Holidays stamp sets. Take a peek at my light block:


This was my first time creating a light block and I was so pleased with it that I will be making a few more for gifts! Let’s take a closer look:


I started by cutting the vellum to size (6¼ x 6¼) and rounding the corners. The center poinsettia, from the Poinsettia stamp set, was stamped in Versamark and embossing in Gold. Next, I masked the poinsettia and stamped/embossed the other two on either side. The leaves were embossed in green and the sentiment, from Big Holidays, in red. I used a Blender Pen and Red Ink to color in the poinsettias.

To attach the vellum to the glass block, I placed glue dots on the four corners, in the centers of the poinsettias, and on the tip of the leaves where I wanted to place the ‘red berry.’ Once the vellum was adhered, I added the rhinestones—they look pretty and they hide where the glue dots were ‘shining through!’

I used a strand of 20 lights and tulle to fill the block.

Here is a close-up of the gorgeous poinsettias:


I hope you have been inspired by my project. Please visit the Inspired by Stamping Blog to see what Leah is sharing along with me today.

Thanks for stopping by!