Thursday, January 22, 2015

DOstamper STARS Challenge #116

Happy Thursday!!  Time for another DOstamper STARS Challenge.
January is going by so fast for me.  Soon it will be Valentine's Day and I better get going on my cards.  Aren't the cookies in today's Home Sweet Home challenge photo almost too pretty to eat? 
Here is my card.  I was drawn to the graphic patterns in the Stacked with Love DSP stack combined with the Stacked with Love washi tape.  Don't have the exact sentiment you need?  Create your own!  I used the Epic Alphabet stamp set to stamp Love.   I combined that with the Crazy About You stamp set.
Thanks for visiting my blog today.  Visit my fellow STARS for more inspiration.
  • Dawn Olchefske:  Groovy Love Cookie Card
  • Laurie Zoellmer:  Groovy Love Valentine Card
  • Robyn Rasset:  I Like You Valentine Card
  • Sharon Bennett:  You Plus Me Valentine Card
  • Connie Plaumann:  Hey, Valentine Berry Basket
  • Miriam Bollinger:  Heart Framelits Valentine Card
  • Jan Carlson:  Hello Life Valentine Card
    Stamps:  Epic Alphabet, Crazy about You
    Paper:  Whisper White, Basic Black, Stacked with Love DSP, Silver Foil
    Ink:  Real Red, Stazon Jet Black
    Other:  Stacked with Love Washi Tape, Scallop Edge Border Punch
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    Thursday, January 15, 2015

    SAB Best Year Ever DSC 115

    Happy Thursday!! Welcome to another DOstamper STARS Sketch Pad challenge.
    Here is my card (I may have rotated things a bit - LOL).  I really wanted to use the new Sale-A-Bration Best Year Ever paper this week. I love Coastal Cabana and these papers are great.  The background paper has a Bokeh effect that looks so cool - with no effort!!  I cut the striped paper on an angle to create the diagonal effect.

    The sentiment is from the SAB Simply Wonderful stamp set.  The sample image in the Sale-A-Bration brochure is shown with the Extra Large Oval punch.  However, you can mix things up and use other punches or framelits you already own.  I cut this with the Apothocary Accents Framelits and layered it over a 2 1/2" Circle.
    Hope you like my card this week.  You can actually get the DSP and the Stamp Set FREE!  For every $50 you spend, you can choose one FREE SAB item.  Plus, I am offering a special during Sale-A-Bration.  Shop my online store 24/7.
    Visit my fellow STARS for more inspiration.
    Stamps:  Sale-A-Bration Simply Wonderful
    Paper:  Sale-A-Bration Best Year Ever DSP, Coastal Cabana, Whisper White
    Ink:  Coastal Cabana
    Other:  Basic Jewel Rhinestones, Apthocary Accents Framelits, 2 1/2" Circle Punch

    Thursday, January 8, 2015

    DOstamper STARS Challenge #114

    Happy Thursday!  Time for another DOstamper STARS challenge.  This week we are featuring a Color My World challenge.
    Here is my card.  I used the Dotty Angles stamp set to create the Hello Honey ombre background.  Photopolymer stamps make it easy to line up the images perfectly.  I stamped the top row full strength, then I stamped the same image twice more without reinking the stamp. 

    Here is closer view of the stamping.

    The greeting is from the Banner Blessings stamp set.  This set is only available online and has some great sentiments.

    Thanks for stopping by today.  Visit my fellow STARS for more inspiration.
  • Miriam Bollinger: Flowering Birthday Card
  • Robyn Rasset: Best Day Ever Card
  • Sharon Bennett: Butterfly For You Card
  • Dawn Olchefske:  Painted Petals Card
    Stamps:  Dotty Angles, Banner Blessings
    Paper:  Whisper White, Hello Honey, Lost Lagoon
    Ink:  Island Indigo, Hello Honey
    Other:  None

    Tuesday, January 6, 2015

    New Catalog, Sale-a-bration Kick Off & Special Offer

    Hooray - today is an exciting day!!  It is the kick off of the 2015 Occasions catalog as well as Sale-a-bration.  That means that you can order all those fabulous new products that you have been seeing in the catalog, online and Pinterest.  Plus, when you spend $50 in an order you get to choose one item from the Sale-a-bration brochure.  There is so much great stuff this year.  My favorites include the Lotus Blossom Stamp Set and Irresistibly Yours DSP!!
    Plus I am offering a SPECIAL during Sale-a-bration. 
    For the first 10 customers that place a $50 order in my online store you will get the following:
    • One free Sale-a-bration item (from Stampin' Up! included with your order)
    • One DSP sample pack including 50 sheets of Stampin' Up! DSP measuring 4" x 6" (from me!!) 
    • PLUS my NEW GUIDE to make 10 different cards using 4 cutting templates specifically designed to maximize your 4" x 6" paper. 
    How great is that?  Some of the DSP will be current, some will be retired, but it is all Stampin' Up!

    Here is a sample of some of the paper (designs may vary):

    Here is a sample of some of the card designs.

    Thanks for stopping by my blog. If you have any questions, feel free to send me an email in the form on the left side of my blog.

    Visit my Stampin' Up! store.  Order online 24/7.

    Monday, January 5, 2015

    Last Call & Blog Candy Winner

    Happy Monday.

    That's right.  It feels like the holidays went by so fast and today is the last day to order from the 2014 Holiday Catalog.  Make sure you get your favorites before they disappear.


    Some of your favorites may be included in the Year End Closeouts.  There are great deals on DSP (one of my favs - Trim the Tree) plus the kraft paper rolls - great for next Christmas at 60% off.  Stock up now.


    Speaking of DSP, I asked you to tell me your favorite Stampin' Up! DSP collection for my New Year Blog Candy post.  I received many comments and I enjoyed reading them all.  And now for the winner of my blog candy:  Judy Hoffman.  Here is Judy's comment:

    "My favorite DSP is Winter Frost Specialty DSP. It has such beautiful patterns and colors and can be used all winter long as well as for Christmas."

    Congratulations Judy.  Please email me ( your name and mailing address and I will get your prize mailed out to you.

    Tomorrow is the kick-off of the 2015 Occasions PLUS Sale-a-bration.  I am offering a special that you will want to check out as well.  See you soon.


    Thursday, January 1, 2015

    DOstamper STARS Challenge #113 & Blog Candy

    Happy 2015!!  Can you believe another year has passed and it is already 2015?  We are starting the New Year off right with a little stamping inspiration for you.  Here is the photo:

    Here is my card.  I was inspired by the colors of the photo and the bubbles.  I added Watercolor Wonder Designer Washi Tape to the top and bottom of the Whisper White layer.  For the word "happy", I used the negative space from the Hello You Thinlets Die cut from Gold Foil cardstock.  The Hello Thinlets Die is a new item from the 2015 Occasions Catalog that goes live on January 6!!

    Since New Year's Day is not a traditional card giving holiday, I made another version for the next card holiday - Valentine's Day. 

    This card uses another gold washi tape - this time from a new washi tape set from the 2015 Occasions Catalog called Stack with Love Designer Washi Tape.  I can't wait for this catalog to go live and I hope you are excited for all the new products too.

    Now time for some BLOG CANDY!!  This week I am offering a variety of Stampin' Up! Designer Series Paper measuring 4" x 6".  Some will be current, some will be retired, but it is all Stampin' Up!  You will get at least 50-4" x 6" sheets in a variety of patterns.  To win, leave a comment stating what your favorite Stampin' Up DSP is (new or old) below by Sunday, January 4.  I will choose one winner on Monday to receive this prize. 
    Thanks for stopping by.  Visit my fellow STARS for more inspiration.
  • Miriam Bollinger: Gold Celebrate card
  • Dawn Olchefske:  Happy New Year card
  • Robyn Rasset: Mingle All The Way card
  • Sharon Bennett:  Stacked with Love card
  • Linda Kaufman: Best Year Ever Easel Calendar

  • Stamps:  Good Greetings
    Paper: Whisper White, Gold Foil, Real Red, Basic Black
    Ink:  Stazon Jet Black
    Other:  Watercolor Wonder Designer Washi Tape, Hello You Thinlets Die

    Thursday, December 18, 2014

    DOstamper STARS Challenge #112

    Happy Thursday!!  The countdown to Christmas is on.  Can you believe that Christmas is only a week away - yikes!!  This week we are featuring a Sketch Pad Challenge.

    I really wanted to make my own Christmas tags this year.  This sketch challenge was just the inspiration I needed to get my tags done.

    I started with a 2" x 3 1/2" piece of cardstock punched with the Scallop Tag Topper Punch.  I then added a 1/2" strip of DSP from the Trim the Tree Paper Stack.  These tags were a great way for me to use up some of my scraps.  For this tag I added the Cherry Cobbler Chevron ribbon tied with Linen Thread .

    Here are some more of my tags.  You can use any stamps, trims, washi tape, etc. you have available.  No sense saving this stuff for next Christmas - you know there will be new stuff next year.
    Here is my "Frozen" version to add to my nieces' gifts.  These don't really follow the sketch, but I like how they turned out.  I added some sequins and rhinestones to give these sparkle.
    Thanks for stopping by my blog today.  I hope you will give these tags a try.  Visit my fellow STARS for more inspiration.
  • Robyn Rasset: Lotus Blossom Anniversary Card
  • Miriam Bollinger: Sketched Birthday Card
  • Sharon Bennett: Mingle All the Way Card
  • Dawn Olchefske:  You Plus Me Card
    All items Stampin' Up unless noted.
    Stamps:  Festival of Trees, Christmas Bliss, Endless Wishes
    Paper:  Early Espresso, Garden Green, Cherry Cobbler, Sahara Sand, Trim the Tree DSP, Whisper White, Gold Foil
    Ink:  Early Espresso, Garden Green, Cherry Cobbler, Sahara Sand
    Other:  Scallop Tag Topper Punch, Cherry Cobbler Chevron Ribbon, Linen Thread, Cherry Cobbler Baker's Twine, Early Espresso Cotton Ribbon, Gold 1/8" Ribbon