Friday, November 28, 2008
So I thought to myself, "Self" -- quietly, so my kids didn't think I was wierd -- "if *you* were so inspired by this, maybe someone else will be, too!"
So here it is, my first official StampMom Bring It On Challenge. I hope you enjoy it. Would love to see what it inspires from you -- post a comment with a link so I can see your handiwork.
Thanks for looking, and happy stamping!
Thanks for looking!
Thursday, November 27, 2008
From now until December 1, get up to 50% off select Stampin' Up! products. Find the perfect present for all the stampers and paper crafters in your life--or just stock up for yourself!
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Don't worry about any Doorbuster 4 am wake-up time. Sleep in -- I'm here when you're ready! :-)
Wednesday, November 26, 2008
Thanks for looking and Happy Thanksgiving!!
Tuesday, November 25, 2008
From now until Nov. 30th, spend $20 on any Stampin' Up! products and you can get 20% off Rub-Ons. Perfect for cards, gift tags, scrapbooking, cookie tins, votive candles... the list goes on and on. Shop online 24/7 via my Stampin' Up website!
Sunday, November 23, 2008
My other one is a simple card based on Julie's Color Concoction 26 of using white plus only one color (except... gasp... I used black as well...). The half-pearl from my Pretties Kit was the perfect center for my felt snowflakes (from the Mini-Catalog, in Baja Blue just like my ribbon). It's a take-off from a sketch I saw on the Prairie Paper and Ink blog.
Thanks for looking, and hope you're enjoying some Sunday Stamping, too!! :-)
I like the look of my new Hodgepodge Hardware in Vanilla against the black, don't you? My main panel looked a little plain so I used my stipple brush to stipple some Creamy Caramel and Real Red over it to add dimension. I used the Curly Label Punch to make my opposing corners.
Here's the sketch:
Thanks for looking!
Thursday, November 20, 2008
Holiday cards should be mailed to:
Holiday Mail for Heroes
P.O. Box 5456
Capitol Heights, MD. 20791-5456
All cards must be postmarked no later than Dec. 10. Cards should not be mailed or delivered to Walter Reed Army Medical Center.
For more information, visit www.wramc.amedd.army.mil or www.redcross.org/holidaymail for Holiday Mail for Heroes program guidelines.Walter Reed is not accepting mail addressed to "A Recovering American Soldier."
Thanks to Suzanne for correcting this info!
Tuesday, November 18, 2008
GREAT IDEA!! When doing your Christmas cards this year, take one card and send it to this address. If we pass this on and everyone sends one card, think of how many cards these wonderful special people who have sacrificed so much would get.
When you are making out your Christmas card list this year, please include the following:
A Recovering American Soldier
c/o Walter Reed Army Medical Center
6900 Georgia Avenue,NW
If you approve, please pass it on.
Monday, November 17, 2008
I took bits and pieces of her program, table place card, some ribbon from her invitation, and even the matchbook cover, de-constructed them and then reconstructed them into a card which will include a gift card from Bed, Bath & Beyond.
Monday, November 10, 2008
Are you looking for unique holiday packaging ideas this year? Stampin' Up! has the perfect solution!
Two of their tins are available for purchase. The turquoise Punch Box tins are perfect for holiday treats and the silver skinny Accents & Elements tins make great CD or gift card holders. Each tin is sold individually so you can buy the exact number you need. These items are only available while supplies last, so place your order for this great packaging idea today!114673 -- Turquoise Tin, $3.95
108333 -- Silver Skinny Tin, $1.95
And there's a new Rub-Ons promotion that just began, perfect for decorating those spiffy tins!!
Spend $20 and qualify to purchase any Rub-Ons assortment at 20 percent off:
|Item #||Page #||Rub-Ons Description|
|111277||178||A Perfect Day|
|111806||179||Chills & Thrills|
|112844||11*||Old Saint Nick|
|112843||17*||Season of Cheer|
|112735||39**||Hidden Garden Blossoms|
*From Holiday 2008 Mini Catalog
**From Celebrando CreatividadStampin' Up! has created a fabulous new online gift-giving (and, let's face it, getting!) guide with price ranges. Why not create your own Wish List? Your family and friends can order online with me 24 hours a day from the comfort of their own home, get it delivered directly to them and be all set for Christmas. It's never too early to start browsing!
Monday, November 3, 2008
What do you think?
Stamps: A Tree for All Seasons, Punch Pals
Ink: Ruby Red, Chocolate Chip, Basic Black
Paper: Holiday Treasures DP, Riding Hood Red, Kraft card stock
Tools: Word Window Punch, Scallop Square Punch
Embellishments: Felt Fusion snowflakes, Ruby Red button, American Crafts glitter marker, SU! dimensionals, glue dots, SNAIL adhesive
|Keywords: CC190 WSC64|
|Stamps: Beautiful Borders, Eastern Blooms|
|Paper: Kiwi Kiss, Tangerine Tango, Very Vanilla, Pixie Pink|
|Ink: Old Olive, Pixie Pink|
|Accessories: Cuttlebug & Swiss Dots folder, Scallop Circle punch, Boho Flowers punch, Filigree brads, Old Olive ribbon, Scallop border punch, paper piercer & Mat pack|
Thanks for looking!
Sunday, November 2, 2008
I used the bamboo stamp from the beautiful "Embrace Life" set, stamped in Always Artichoke and then used my blender pen to add a bit more color to it. I sponged a bit of Very Vanilla craft ink along my panel of Riding Hood Red card stock before adding the ribbon over it. My stipple brush worked great to use Chocolate Chip for a bit of dimension all over the background panel. My sentiment is from the "Best Yet" Level 1 Hostess Set (p. 18 of the Fall/Winter 2008 Idea Book & catalog)
And this is the artwork ("Modern Bamboo") that I took my inspiration from:
Saturday, November 1, 2008
I used my Flower Power Simply Sent Card Elements kit, which has awesome designer paper and textured card stock in the kit, along with self-adhesive die cut flowers. A half pearl from my Pretties Kit adds a little somethin'-somethin' to the center.
The sentiments in my "Live Like You Mean It" stamp set were so appropriate for this list. I mean, that's really what we should all try to do, live with purpose every day. I added a scrap of leftover Elegant Eggplant ribbon, and used my Large Oval Punch and Designer Label Punch to mat my large "Life".
Thanks for looking!
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