Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Hip Hip Hooray card kit

Hip Hip Hooray Card Kit #134998 $19.95

The Hip Hip Hooray Card Kit has everything necessary (minus scissors and adhesive) to create 20 beautiful cards for $19.95.

The Hip Hip Hooray Card Kit includes:
* Cardstock and envelopes for 20 cards
* Twine, clips, and adhesive die-cut embellishments
* Three-piece Hip Hip Hooray Stamp Set & clear stamp block
* Stampin Dimensionals
* Basic Gray Stampin’ Spot (mini ink pads)
* Full-color instructional brochure



Saturday, January 25, 2014

Freshly Made Sketches #120- A sketch by Rita (and Sale-A-Bration sneak peek)

Another miserably cold week in Minnesota. The schools have closed 3 times this month due to extreme wind chill temperatures, and there is a possibility they might close again on Monday. Arrrggghhh! We need some relief! I am not a fan of winter at all, and this one tops the all time worst list. Anyway, I did get some time this week to participate in the Freshly Made Sketches challenge. I missed out last week because I was just too darn busy.

Here is my take on the sketch:

I used the Sale-A-Bration Designer Series Paper on this card, which you can get for free with a $50 purchase starting January 28. There are a lot of fun colors in this pack. I picked this one because the flowers kind of coordinated with the stamp and it only showcased a few colors. That way the paper doesn't distract too much from the stamped image. I also added some bling in the center of the flowers to mimic the bold centers of the flowers on the paper. You can color our Rhinestone Basic Jewels with a sharpie to change the color, but I thought having a black center might be too much. 

Stampin' up! supplies used: 
Stamp sets:Apothecary Art
Cardstock- Whisper White, Basic Black
Designer Series Paper-Sweet Sorbet (Sale-A-Bration)
Ink- Staz-on, Pool Party marker
Other-Banner framelits, Labels Collection framelits, Rhinestone Basic Jewels.


Saturday, January 11, 2014

Freshly Made Sketches #118- a sketch by Jen M.

I took a bit of a break from card making over the holidays. Schools closed in Minnesota at the beginning of this week due to the extreme cold, so I had a few unscheduled days off from work. Between all of the refereeing of my daughters, I was able to clean out my craft room. It is refreshing and inspiring to have a clean workspace! I am also really excited to start using the new products from the Stampin' up 2014 Occasions catalog. My first foray back into card making was for this week's Freshly Made Sketches challenge.
Here is my take on the sketch:

The cute little globe is from the limited time only set, Love you more. This is one of the sets that is only available until January 27th or while supplies last. 

Stampin' up! supplies used: 
Stamp sets: Love you more (available until 1/27/14 or while supplies last)
Cardstock- Whisper White, Real Red,
Designer Series Paper-Fresh Prints designer series paper stack
Ink- Staz-on, Pacific Point
Other- Owl Builder punch (heart)

Friday, January 10, 2014

Paper Pumpkin Promotion (say that 5 times fast!)


New Paper Pumpkin subscribers who sign up at www.mypaperpumpkin.com/ between January 11 and February 10, 2014, will receive a FREE set of 2012-2014 In Color Stampin' Write Markers -a $14.95  value-with their Welcome Kit.

Some info on Paper Pumpkin:
  • Each month we send you a unique, surprise kit with a project-cards, journals, d├ęcor, and more! (We've even color-coordinated, measured, and cut everything for you!)
  • Each kit includes stamps, ink, paper, and accessories-everything but adhesive.
  • We will ship your Paper Pumpkin on or around the 15th of the month. 
  • You need to sign up for a kit by the 10th of the month to get that month's kit. If you sign up on the 11th of the month, your first kit will come the next month. (Let's say you sign up on May 10, we'll send your kit around May 15. If you sign up on May 11, we'll send your first kit around the June 15.)
  • A Paper Pumpkin membership is $19.95 per month (and shipping is included!) There's no commitment, you can cancel your monthly Paper Pumpkin at anytime. You can also skip a month if you want.