Wednesday, November 22, 2017

SSC166 In Your Neighborhood

I had been chased out of my stamp room recently with some mold remediation.  Looks like we've got that all squared away, and I've managed a second card for this week's Sunday Stamps challenge.  I'm back!  (Don't yell that too loud lest it be short-lived.)

This week's sketch reminded me of a large front window scene, and I decided to give that a try.

I used the Simply Scored tool to create the wainscoting.  And I sewed the lace onto a Soft Suede "curtain rod", which was tricky business.  I even squeezed in two of three embellishments in terms of staples - woohoo!

Here is Monika's sketch this week:

Stamps: In the City, Hardwood BG, Woodgrain BG; Paper: Soft Sky, Marina Mist, Crumb Cake, Soft Suede, Very Vanilla, Whisper White; Ink: Pink Pirouette, Real Red, Cherry Cobbler, Old Olive, Crushed Curry, Soft Sky, Marina Mist, Smoky Slate, Crumb Cake, Soft Suede, Basic Black; Accessories: 1/2" Very Vanilla Lace Trim, Stapler, Layering Squares Framelits, Big Shot, Sewing Machine, Thread, Dimensionals.

Drop by Sunday Stamps this week and join us!

Monday, November 20, 2017

Online Extravaganza Starts Today ~ 24-Hour Flash Sale!

November 20-26, save up to 50% on select products during our week-long Online Extravaganza! To make it even better, there will be flash sales that last 24 hours on November 20 and November 27*. But remember: Online Extravaganza savings are only available while supplies last, so get them while you can!

*Note the second round of flash sales will occur after the week-long sales have ended.

So what's on sale? Here's a PDF file of all items, 10, 20, 30, 40 and 50% off! Or a complete listing with photos can be found on the ONLINE SHOPPING WEBSITE.

To kick this off right, save 20% off these selected stamp sets for 24-hours only!

Sunday, November 19, 2017

The Stamp Review Crew: Painted Harvest

Stamp Review Crew Blog Hop: Inspiring you one stamp set at a time

Welcome to another Stamp Crew Review Blog Hop!  We share our take on a selected stamp set every first and third Monday.  This week's hop focuses on another Holiday Catalog set, Painted Harvest, which coordinates with the Leaf Punch.  If you are following the blog hop order, you have just come from the very talented Kelly Kent's blog.  Aren't her projects always beautiful?

Today I'll show you the final Stamp Club card from September.  Wanting to bring in a technique for class, we used the Bordered Sentiment Technique, which is a fun way to incorporate a sentiment layer visually into a single-layer card.

This sunflower set is so fun and gives such a nice watercolored look.

Stamps: Painted Harvest; Paper: Chocolate Chip, Very Vanilla; Ink: Daffodil Delight, Crushed Curry, Tranquil Tide, Chocolate Chip; Accessories: Linen Thread.

ICYMI, here's a previous card I've made with this set.

Stamps: Painted Harvest; Paper: Crumb Cake, Chocolate Chip, Very Vanilla, Painted Autumn DSP; Daffodil Delight, Crushed Curry, Garden Green, Chocolate Chip; Accessories: Leaf Punch, Sewing Machine, Thread, Dimensionals.

This beautiful stamp set also popped up during our team meeting make & takes, created by my downline Melissa.

Hop on over and welcome a newly inducted hop member Lou Kitzelman, and have a look at what fun projects she has put together with this week's set.


SSC166 Wild About You!

Welcome to another Sunday Stamps challenge.  This week's sketch is created by Monika.

I've got a couple ideas for this one.  Here's the first:

I actually had the idea for a little film strip dealio with this set when it came out in the Annual Catalog, but ran out of time.  How fortuitous that a sketch comes along that fits right into that idea.

Here is this week's sketch:

Stamps: Patterns & Pieces; Paper: Flirty Flamingo, Emerald Envy, Crushed Curry, Sahara Sand, Whisper White, Pick a Pattern DSP; Ink: Flirty Flamingo, Emerald Envy, Crushed Curry, Sahara Sand, Basic Black; Accessories: Rhinestone Jewels, Eclectic Shaped Paper Clips, Aquapainter.

I'll share a second card with you later this week.

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Reserve Your Stamparatus Now!

Exciting news!  Stampin' Up has revolutionized the stamp press tool with the new Stamparatus.  You are going to *need* one!  Check out the video below for the five things you need to know about this new tool.

Reserve now for the November 16-30 reservation window with delivery on or around February 1, 2018.  The reservation window opens at 2:00 pm (MT) on November 16.

Since quantities in each reservation window are limited, you will want to reserve yours as soon as the reservation window opens.

  • Retail Price–$49.00 USD/$65.00 CAD
  • Reservation quantities are while supplies last.
  • Limit is 3 tools per demonstrator and 1 tool per customer per reservation window.
  • In order to reserve your Stamparatus, you are required to provide your credit card information.
  • Credit cards will not be charged until the Stamparatus ships from our facility. When you close your order, be sure to verify that your credit card and shipping information is correct.
There is a detailed FAQ available for reserving your Stamparatus.

November 16–30, 2017Approx. February 1, 2018
December 5–30, 2017Approx. March 19, 2018
January 15–30, 2018Approx. April 15, 2018

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

10th Annual Christmas Stamp-a-Stack

Hi Everyone,

We gathered this week for our annual Christmas Stamp-a-Stack.  I love being able to put on an event with (most of) my team!

I bought the Holly Berry Happiness set last year because of the Holly Berry Builder Punch.  I didn't have a quick way to make holly, and there's nothing quite like the efficiency of stamp-and-punch.

Stampin' Up Holly Berry Happiness
Do you recognize the layout?  I took it from last year's Holiday Catalog, mixing it up with some different colors and papers.

Stampin' Up Holly Berry Happiness
Stamps: Holly Berry Happiness; Paper: Old Olive, Garden Green, Real Red, Cherry Cobbler, Very Vanilla, Festival of Prints DSP, Trim the Tree DSP, Gold Glimmer Paper; Ink: Garden Green, Cherry Cobbler, Early Espresso; Accessories: Holly Berry Builder Punch.

And of course I have to share the cards my team members made as well.

We had a great time stamping together. If you are local, I hope you can join us next time!

Thursday, November 9, 2017

3-D Thursday: Thankful Fall Matchbook

Sarah Wills created this adorable fall matchbook, which I recreated for the ladies that met in person for Stamp Club this month.  It pays to join us!  ;)

Stampin' Up! Seasonal Layers Thinlits Matchbook
I love making little dressy holders and covers for candy.  I'd make only these if it were up to me.

Stampin' Up! Seasonal Layers Thinlits Matchbook
You can find Sarah's blog post and her downloadable file HERE.

Stamps: Sept 2017 Paper Pumpkin Layered Leaves; Paper: Cajun Craze, Crumb Cake, Early Espresso, Very Vanilla; Ink: Early Espresso; Accessories: Linen Thread, 1" Circle Punch, Decorative Ribbon Border Punch, Layered Leaves Embossing Folder, Seasonal Layers Thinlits, Big Shot.