Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Over the Rainbow

Happy Hump day.  I hope wherever you live that you are all safe and sound.  We've had some pretty crazy weather this month, haven't we.

A friend of mine recently asked if I could make some cards for her.  Linda likes to send her friend a card every once in awhile to let her know that she is thinking of her, as her friend has had some medical issues to deal with lately.  Linda requested purple because that is her friends favorite color.  Now that the Holidays have passed, I have plenty of time to create!

I found this card, on page 21, in the annual catalog and liked  the look and sentiment, so I CASE'd it.

Here is what I used:
Elegant Eggplant card stock and ink.  Real Red, Pumpkin Pie, So Saffron, Old Olive and Marina Mist inks for the rainbow.  I used the Lots of Labels Framelits for my stamping background piece.  For the hearts, I used the Confetti Hearts Border punch.  The white satin ribbon is non-SU.

I also needed a up-lifting card, so I made one with Sahara Sand card stock and ink

Thank you for dropping in to see me, I hope you have a great day too!  Mary

Monday, December 28, 2015

Snow Day

I know Christmas is past, but I have one last card to share.  You could easily use this for a Thank You card too.

I used the Snow Day stamp set, retired, from last year.  I really like Snowmen and this one just brings a smile to my face and you can easily personalize it to however you want him to look like too.

I also used a retired Northern Flurry embossing folder for the background.  I made a boo-boo on the other side, thank goodness card stock is two-sided!

Thank you for dropping in to see me!  Mary

Friday, December 25, 2015

Sleigh Ride Edgelits

Merry Christmas to all of you!!  I hope you have a wonderful day filled with lots of love and good food too!

Here is a Christmas card that I made for a couple of special people.  I CASE'd Amy K on this one and love how it turned out!  See how to do it HERE.

The card base is Soft Sky card stock.  Other layers are Pool Party and Whisper White.  Ink was Pool Party.  The embellishment is retired from last year.  Sentiment is from Jingle All the Way.  I also used the Wonderland stamp set to make my snowflake sky using Versa Mark ink and Silver embossing powder.  Thanks Amy K for sharing how to do this cute card!

Have a wonderful day, Mary

Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Gentle Peace

Well the countdown begins, Christmas will soon be upon us.  I hope you all are ready!  I know I'm ready.

Here is a stamp set that is still available for purchase, it is not in any of the catalogs, but can be found on line HERE.  It does make a quick card, if needed, or you can have fun coloring in the image too.

For this one I choose quick.  I used Versa Mark ink and silver embossing powder for the image.  Then I sponged around the image with Soft Sky and Night Of Navy.  Card stock it Whisper White and Night of Navy.  I used the sentiments that came with the set to stamp the inside with.  Nothing fancy but I like how the main image is the focal point too.

I hope you all have a great week and try to relax also.  Mary

Monday, December 21, 2015

My Dogs

Hi, I just wanted to share a picture that I was able to shoot one day of my dogs.  I was in the kitchen and turned around and found my dogs sitting all together.  As luck would have it, my phone was near by and I got to snap a picture of them!  I just love this picture too.

I decided to have a print made of them and put it on the front of a card base.  This card was sent to our vet!  Only stamping was the Holly and Berries on front and the sentiment on the inside.

You can click on the picture to see it better.  Here is the original

I just love this picture of them too.

Thanks for dropping by,  Mary

Friday, December 18, 2015

Awesomely Artistic

Good day to you all.

Today I'm sharing a card that I made using the Notecards that Stampin' Up! sells.  You get 20 cards with envelope for $6.00!  It really is a great value for the price.

I needed to make a customer a Thank you card for a recent order she placed with me.

This stamp set comes with a lot of different elements!  The sentiment does come from the Tin of Cards. I fussy cut out the label, which took all of a minute to cut out too!

I used Marina Mist, Crumb Cake and Soft Suede ink colors.  The flower centers were colored in with a Stampin' Write marker, Crushed Curry.  Another quick and easy card that requires no extra postage.

Have a great week-end and thanks for coming by,  Mary

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Woodland Embossing Folder

Happy Wednesday, I hope your day is going well.

Back awhile ago, Stampin' Up! announced that the Woodland embossing folder was going to retire.  Well, so many of the demonstrators were so upset because it was a wildly popular item in the Holiday Catalog.  I and many others wrote to Stampin' Up! explaining that we all wanted it still be offered.  Well, Stampin' Up! listened to us and it was announced that this embossing folder would be brought back and will be offered in the Annual Catalog for 2016-2017!

I embossed a piece of Night of Navy card stock.  Then I used a Sponge Dauber with White Craft ink on it to highlight the trees.  For snow I used a White Gel pen.  Then I took some Whisper White card stock and tore it to make snow.  I use the Two-way Glue pen and applied some glue to the torn edge and then sprinkled it with Dazzling Diamonds.  Finally I use the sentiment from the Wonderland stamp set and stamped it with Night of Navy.  I mounted it to a base of Whisper White card stock.  Another simple, fast and easy card to make!

Thank you for stopping by,  Mary

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Weekly Deals


We hope you enjoy this week's Weekly Deals!

Cherry On Top Cotton Paper Assortment Item # 138308
Regular Price: $7.00 US/$8.75 CAN
Discounted Price: $5.25 US/$6.56 CAN

Handpicked Framelits Dies Item # 137361
Regular Price: $25.00 US/$31.00 CAN
Discounted Price: $18.75 US/$23.25 CAN

Pretty Petals Designer Series Paper Stack Item # 138442
Regular Price: $8.00 US/$10.00 CAN
Discounted Price: $6.00 US/$7.50 CAN

Tag A Bag Accessory Pack Item # 138381
Regular Price: $8.00 US/$10.00 CAN
Discounted Price: $6.00 US/$7.50 CAN

Monday, December 14, 2015

Paper Pumpkin #2

Hello to my blog friends, I hope you had a great week and also the coming week too.

Here is another version of a card I made using just the products that came in the November Paper Pumpkin 2015 package.  These cards go together so fast and I've been enjoying making them.  That is what I like about stamping and card making, no matter how stress or busy times get, when I go to my craft room to create, I come out so relaxed.  I hope you all do too!

Thank you for stopping by.  Mary

Thursday, December 10, 2015

Year-End Sale

See all the Products HERE

  • No minimum purchase required. 
  • No refunds or exchanges on Year-End Sale items. 
  • Items offered during the Year-End Sale are while supplies last. 
  • Online customers and demonstrators can add non-Year-End-Sale items to their order. 
  • Year-End Sale orders are eligible for Stampin' Rewards with qualifying orders. 
  • Following the Year-End Sale, some remaining items may stay in the Clearance Rack. Other items may be removed from the Clearance Rack to be added at another undetermined time. 
  • Orders must be placed online

Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Paper Pumpkin Christmas Card

Hi everyone and good Wednesday morning to all!  So sorry I haven't posted to awhile but it was kind of sad around here lately.  Our daughter, the one who lives out-of-town had to make the painful decision to put her dog down on Monday.  Lucy was 12-1/2 years old and had cancer in her spleen.  She was a good companion for our daughter and she misses her terribly.

This is a alternate card that I made with the current Paper Pumpkin kit (November 2015).  I've yet to make a card with the instructions that came with the kit!  I found a Facebook group where people share their alternate ideas for the kits.  There are some really talented people out there who are so nice to share too!

I can't believe how many different things you can do with the product that you receive, some are even cutting the envelopes up to use for their cards!

Thank you for stopping in, I have some more to share.  Mary

Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Weekly Deals

Great price on the Precision Base Plate this week!


We hope you enjoy this week's Weekly Deals!

Bitty Banners Framelits Dies Item # 129267
Regular Price: $15.00 US/$18.50 CAN
Discounted Price: $11.25 US/$13.88 CAN

Precision Base Plate Item # 139684
Regular Price: $25.00 US/$31.00 CAN
Discounted Price: $18.75 US/$23.25 CAN

Iced Rhinestone Embellishments Item # 139637
Regular Price: $5.00 US/$6.25 CAN
Discounted Price: $3.75 US/$4.69 CAN

Hearts & Stars Decorative Masks Item # 133777
Regular Price: $3.00 US/$3.75 CAN
Discounted Price: $2.25 US/$2.81 CAN

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Weekly Deals


We hope you enjoy this week's Weekly Deals!

Go Wild Designer Series Paper Stack Item # 138441
Regular Price: $8.00 US/$10.00 CAN
Discounted Price: $6.00 US/$7.50 CAN

Happy Heart Textured Impressions Embossing Folder Item # 137364
Regular Price: $7.50 US/$9.25 CAN
Discounted Price: $5.63 US/$6.94 CAN

Gold Glimmer Paper Item # 133719
Regular Price: $5.00 US/$6.25 CAN
Discounted Price: $3.75 US/$4.69 CAN

Mint Macaron Classic Stampin' Pad Item # 138326
Regular Price: $6.50 US/$8.00 CAN
Discounted Price: $4.88 US/$6.00 CAN

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Peaceful Wreath

Here is a new Christmas card that I want to share with you.  This one is using some of the November 2015 Paper Pumpkin kit!  I belong to a Facebook group where others share their ideas and creations that they make with their monthly kits.  So many talents artists and so sharing too.

For this one I used the card base, the ink spot (Cherry Cobbler) and the stamp that was in the kit.  Then I used my Peaceful Wreath for the focal point of this card.  The ribbon is retired from a couple years ago, but I have so much left that I want to use it.  Then I took some of the Burlap ribbon and pulled out four strands for behind the sentiment.

Well off to get some more things done before Turkey day!  Mary

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Weekly Deals


We hope you enjoy this week's Weekly Deals!

Embellished Ornaments Wood-Mount Stamp Set Item # 139756
Regular Price: $28.00 US/$34.00 CAN
Discounted Price: $21.00 US/$25.50 CAN

Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper Item # 135315
Regular Price: $5.00 US/$6.25 CAN
Discounted Price: $3.75 US/$4.69 CAN

Berry Merry Photopolymer Stamp Set Item # 139768
Regular Price: $17.00 US/$21.00 CAN
Discounted Price: $12.75 US/$15.75 CAN

Winter Wonderland Designer Vellum Stack Item # 139594
Regular Price: $10.00 US/$12.50 CAN
Discounted Price: $7.50 US/$9.38 CAN

Monday, November 23, 2015

Newborn King #2

Hi, once again I'm sharing this nice stamp set with you.  Yes, it is retired, but since I like it, I'm going to use it!

As you can see, I just highlighted the Manager scene.  This involved way less coloring but places the main focus on the reason for Christmas!  I used my Circle Framelits to cut out the Whisper White card stock and the Gold Glimmer paper.  Then I just cut a strip for under the Manager scene and added a simple gold Baker's Twine bow.  Oh, I did use the Woodgrain Embossing Folder too.

I hope your week is off to a wonderful start.  Mary

Friday, November 20, 2015

Online Extravaganza Sale

Here is the PDF list of items that will be on the upcoming Online Extravaganza Sale, starting November 23 thru 30, while supplies last


November 23-30, save up to 50 percent 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 23 and November 30, the first and last days of Online Extravaganza. But remember: Online Extravaganza savings are only available while supplies last, so get them while you can!

  • Dates: November 23-30, 2015
  • Two 24-hour flash sales for specific products will happen during this promotion: one on November 23 and one on November 30.
  • Past Paper Pumpkin kits and kit refills in Online Extravaganza are available for purchase by subscribers and non-subscribers.
  • You must use bundle item codes provided for Online Extravaganza. Discounts will not be applied if individual component item numbers are entered separately. Bundles featured in Online Extravaganza will exist only during Online Extravaganza.
  • There is no minimum purchase necessary for Online Extravaganza. Discounts will range from 20 to 50 percent.
  • Additional products from current catalogs may be purchased on the same order.
  • All order types qualify for the Online Extravaganza discounted items and bundles.
  • Remember Online Extravaganza savings are only available while supplies last, so get them while you can!
  • Online orders must be placed by Monday, November 30, 2015 at 11:50 pm (MT)

Thursday, November 19, 2015

Newborn King

Well I've started on my Christmas cards, so get ready to see lots for awhile, at least until I get them all made anyway!

This is a stamp set from last year's Holiday Catalog called Newborn King.  I wanted to make a couple so here is one that I came up with.

I used Whisper White card stock and Gold Glimmer paper, along with various markers to color in the image.  I also use a couple sponges and Soft Sky and Old Olive ink pads to add some sky and ground too.  It did take some time to color but I do like how it turned out too!  I used Black StaZon ink for the image.

Thank you coming by and you will be seeing more Christmas in the weeks to come.  Mary

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Weekly Deals


We hope you enjoy this week's Weekly Deals!

Season To Season Wreath Project Kit Item # 139645
Regular Price: $27.00 US/$33.25 CAN
Discounted Price: $20.25 US/$24.94 CAN

Season Of Cheer Cardstock Pack Item # 139591
Regular Price: $7.00 US/$8.75 CAN
Discounted Price: $5.25 US/$6.56 CAN

Snow Friends Framelits Dies Item # 139664
Regular Price: $27.00 US/$33.00 CAN
Discounted Price: $20.25 US/$24.75 CAN

Jolly Christmas Wood-Mount Stamp Set Item # 139873
Regular Price: $27.00 US/$33.00 CAN
Discounted Price: $20.25 US/$24.75 CAN

Monday, November 16, 2015

Holiday Catalog Retiring List

Here is a PDF for the current Holiday Catalog that will be retired.  While supplies last OR until January 4, 2016

Holiday Catalog Retiring List

Q & A from Stamping Up:

Q: Will you order more retiring products if we run out before the end of the catalog sales period?
A: Our intent is always to have products for the entire sales period, though occasionally products perform better than anticipated. If seasonal products (except stamps) can be ordered and received in time for the holiday for which they were designed, we will order more. Otherwise, items on the retiring list will be sold only while supplies last. In the North American market, stamps are guaranteed to be available until one week before the catalog sales period ends. After that time, they will be available only while supplies last.
Q: Why doesn't Stampin' Up! just order more products when inventory is low?
A: Purchase order lead time (or the time it takes to get products from the point of ordering to the point of delivery) can take 60 days or more. Because of this, we don't always have sufficient time to get products to our warehouse before the catalog sales period ends.
Q: When an item is listed on the Retiring List, does that automatically mean that we have low inventory of that item?
A: No.
Q: Why is the list called "Retiring List" and not "Retired List"?
A: "Retired List" suggests that the products are already retired. "Retiring List" correctly denotes that the products on the list are not yet (but are soon to be) retired and will not carry over to the next catalog.
Q: Why did Stampin' Up! change the retiring product policy for seasonal catalogs?
A: During the past several months, Stampin' Up! has been aligning programs and processes to provide as much consistency in our offerings as possible. As part of this effort, we are now providing a retiring list for all of our catalogs (not just the annual catalog).

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Weekly Deals

This weeks deals are from the current Holiday Catalog, 2015


We hope you enjoy this week's Weekly Deals!

Snow Flurry Punch Item # 139680
Regular Price: $18.00 US/$22.00 CAN
Discounted Price: $13.50 US/$16.50 CAN

Metallic Foil Doilies Item # 138392
Regular Price: $4.00 US/$5.00 CAN
Discounted Price: $3.00 US/$3.75 CAN

Perfect Pines Framelits Dies Item # 139665
Regular Price: $27.00 US/$33.00 CAN
Discounted Price: $20.25 US/$24.75 CAN

Festive Flower Builder Punch Item # 139682
Regular Price: $18.00 US/$22.00 CAN
Discounted Price: $13.50 US/$16.50 CAN

Monday, November 9, 2015

Pet Sympathy Card

Hi everyone, been missing for awhile, was on Jury Duty for two weeks!  Yes, two weeks and I'm so glad that it is done, but I did meet some very nice people while serving too.  One of the ladies got some sad news that her kitty had to be put down, so I made this card and mailed it off to her.

I used the retired C is for Cat for the image and sentiment.  The Designer Series Paper is retired Watercolor, card stock is Smoky Slate, Whisper White and Crumb Cake.  I used the Hearth & Home Thinlits and the Happy Scenes also.

Thanks for stopping in to see me, I appreciate it!  Mary