Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Musical Ornament card

 
When I made this card, I wasn't quite sure the direction I was headed and truthfully I feel like there is still something missing. 
 
 
I used the Music notes wheel and some designer series paper from the Festival of Prints stack.  There are three ornaments that have been folded and glued together to form a 3d ornament and I used some retired ribbon as my hanger.

 
The sentiment comes from Teen Tiny Wishes.
 

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Thanks is for Giving

This week at Late Night Stampers our challenge is I am thankful...
 
I chose one of the Seasonal Sayings stamps as my focus on both of these cards.  The colors are similar as is the leaf idea, just with different leaf stamp sets on each card.
 
 
For this one, I used French Foliage with Crumb Cake, Sahara Sand, Cherry Cobbler and Cajun Craze.  The strip of More Mustard was embossed with the Fancy Fan Folder and the background was embossed with the Woodgrain folder.

 
On the second card, I used Wonderfall for my background in Soft Suede, More Mustard and Cajun Craze.  There is a little bit of Orchard Harvest dsp and scallop dots More Mustard ribbon as well.

 
One thing I have found with the Wonderfall stamp set and Autumn Accents die is that you need to use your stamp - a - ma - jig to stamp them - it is very easy to get just a little off...

 
I am thankful for so many things!

Monday, October 29, 2012

Digital Freebies, One Day Stamp Sale and more

Today is the day!  15% off ALL stamp sets (excluding hostess and digital).  You can shop here or send me your order by 9 pm cst.
 
 
 

 
ItemDesigner KitRetail ValueSale Price
50% Off
130861Afternoon Daydream Kit$9.95$4.97
129928Afternoon Tea II Kit$9.95$4.97
119839Always Elegant Digital Kit$9.95$4.97
129358Attic Boutique Kit$9.95$4.97
122175Autumn Spice Digital Kit$9.95$4.97
127600Autumn Traditions Kit$9.95$4.97
130969Bandstand Kit$7.95$3.97
130970Be of Good Cheer Kit$7.95$3.97
123728Celebrations Digital Kit$9.95$4.97
130982Chevron Punch Kit$7.95$3.97
123956Christmas Cheer Digital Kit$9.95$4.97
120880Christmas Cocoa II Digital Kit$9.95$4.97
127362Convention 2011 Digital Photo Kit$9.95$4.97
128876Day in the Life Kit$14.95$7.47
130059Fifty Nifty Kit$9.95$4.97
130062File it Fun Kit$7.95$3.97
131228Friendship Preserves Kit$3.95$1.97
128875Frosty Days II Kit$9.95$4.97
129924Get it Done Kit$5.95$2.97
129870Good Times II Kit$7.95$3.97
118465Happy Birthday Digital Kit$14.95$7.47
128872Holiday Harmony Kit$7.95$3.97
127773Holly Berry Bouquet$9.95$4.97
118466Hoppy Memories Digital Kit$14.95$7.47
128999It's all Me Kit$9.95$4.97
130850Joyful Times Kit$9.95$4.97
124230Just Add Cake Digital Kit$14.95$7.47
124446Leadership 2011 Digital Kit$9.95$4.97
124568Leadership 2011 Digital Photo Kit$9.95$4.97
124443Love Birds Digital Kit$9.95$4.97
131231Lovely Little Labels Kit$7.95$3.97
129359Mixed Bunch Kit$7.95$3.97
119978My Sweet Pea Digital Kit$9.95$4.97
132264Neon Notes Kit$9.95$4.97
129898New Heights Kit$7.95$3.97
122174Nite Owl Digital Kit$7.95$3.97
129340Number One Kit$9.95$4.97
129360On the Go Kit$9.95$4.97
124463One Great Year Kit$9.95$4.97
131360Ornament Keepsakes Kit$6.95$3.47
127599Party Animal Kit$9.95$4.97
131226Picture This Kit$4.95$2.47
130851Pinwheels on Parade Kit$7.95$3.97
126027Playful Polka Dots Digital Kit$9.95$4.97
131227Providences of Provinces Kit$7.95$3.97
130983Raspberry Splash Kit$7.95$3.97
118869Recipes By Design Digital Kit$9.95$4.97
127163Red, White, and Blue Digital Kit$5.95$2.97
130060Season By Season Kit$9.95$4.97
127587Sending Glad Tidings Designer Tags Kit$7.95$3.97
129605Special Delivery Bright Kit$7.95$3.97
129606Special Delivery Subtle Kit$7.95$3.97
127759Spice Cake Kit$5.95$2.97
130852Spring Break II Kit $9.95$4.97
129608Spring Fever Kit$7.95$3.97
130076Summer Happiness Kit$9.95$4.97
118464Summer Home Digital Kit$14.95$7.47
129601Summer Smooches Kit$9.95$4.97
124229Sunset Serenade Digital Kit$5.95$2.97
129339Sweet Shop Kit$9.95$4.97
129882Tea Time II Digital Kit$7.95$3.97
132190That's a Wrap Kit$7.95$3.97
127431Tickets & Tags Kit$9.95$4.97
125757Tickets & Tokens II Digital Kit$7.95$3.97
131217Topsy-Turvey Celebration Kit$9.95$4.97
121071Travel Journal Digital Kit$9.95$4.97
126022Travel Log Kit$9.95$4.97
129332Twitterpated Kit$9.95$4.97
129607Walk in the Park Kit$9.95$4.97
132567Winter Wonders Kit $9.95$4.97
127609Wicked Fun Kit$9.95$4.97
131218Wonderfall Kit$7.95$3.97
120881Write Stuff II Digital Kit$9.95$4.97
128883You're My Sunshine Kit$7.95$3.97


Sunday, October 28, 2012

Simple Poppy birthday

 
This is a super simple and quick birthday card using the Curly Cute and Pleasant Poppies stamp sets. 
 
 
The Night of Navy layer is embossed with the Fancy Fan folder and I used the Night of Navy classic ink for all the stamping.  Other colors on the card are Wisteria Wonder, Rose Red and Very Vanilla.


Saturday, October 27, 2012

Wrinkle Free Distress

 
I love the name of the technique I used for my next UStamp with Dawn and Friends Technique Boutique project.  Wrinkle Free Distress - doesn't that sound fun?  It is!
 
 
There is still lots of time to join us - all the projects stay around for quite awhile after the event.  Come on over and join us - over 40 projects with full tutorials for you!


Friday, October 26, 2012

Happy I Do Day

 
Today's card is a quick and easy one that uses the Big shot for almost everything.  The Not Quite Navy background is embossed with the Elegant Lines folder; the heart is cut from the Hearts framelits collection and then embossed with the Perfect Polka Dots folder; then I cut two apothecary accents for the glimmer paper and the sentiment.
 
 
I added a basic rhinestone to the sentiment which is from the Word Play stamp set and is also one of the single stamps available for purchase.
 
 

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Just for you

 
I am working on some craft show items right now for the only show I do each year.  These jars have been a pretty good hit in the past so I am making a few again with different types of candies in each one.
 
 
There is Orchard Harvest dsp around the jar and a labels framelit that has been embossed with the Perfect Polka Dots folder.

 
The wrapping around the jar is a piece of tulle, I tried that instead of linen thread this time. 

 
If you make any of these, I recommend sticky strip to hold it to the glass and together, it works great! 
 
The flowers are More Mustard, Raspberry Ripple and Island Indigo and my jar is Crumb Cake. 

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Mini Printers Tray

My first project for UStamp with Dawn and Friends Technique Boutique has posted so I am happy to share it with you! 
 
 
We have so many projects for you - each with a different technique - you will want to come on over and join us!

 
The event just started last Friday so there are tons of great projects to come - don't forget you get complete tutorials with tons of pictures of each project!  If you would like to join us, you can start here.

Digital Scrapbooking Day Sale

 
Stampin' Up! announced some really fun plans for Digital Scrapbooking Day!  From Oct. 29th through Nov. 5th you can enjoy some free digital downloads and a 50% off sale on all digital kits!  Woo Hoo!  You will find them here so make sure to check it out on Monday! 
 
 
 
The Sale:


ItemDesigner KitRetail ValueSale Price
50% Off
130861Afternoon Daydream Kit$9.95$4.97
129928Afternoon Tea II Kit$9.95$4.97
119839Always Elegant Digital Kit$9.95$4.97
129358Attic Boutique Kit$9.95$4.97
122175Autumn Spice Digital Kit$9.95$4.97
127600Autumn Traditions Kit$9.95$4.97
130969Bandstand Kit$7.95$3.97
130970Be of Good Cheer Kit$7.95$3.97
123728Celebrations Digital Kit$9.95$4.97
130982Chevron Punch Kit$7.95$3.97
123956Christmas Cheer Digital Kit$9.95$4.97
120880Christmas Cocoa II Digital Kit$9.95$4.97
127362Convention 2011 Digital Photo Kit$9.95$4.97
128876Day in the Life Kit$14.95$7.47
130059Fifty Nifty Kit$9.95$4.97
130062File it Fun Kit$7.95$3.97
131228Friendship Preserves Kit$3.95$1.97
128875Frosty Days II Kit$9.95$4.97
129924Get it Done Kit$5.95$2.97
129870Good Times II Kit$7.95$3.97
118465Happy Birthday Digital Kit$14.95$7.47
128872Holiday Harmony Kit$7.95$3.97
127773Holly Berry Bouquet$9.95$4.97
118466Hoppy Memories Digital Kit$14.95$7.47
128999It's all Me Kit$9.95$4.97
130850Joyful Times Kit$9.95$4.97
124230Just Add Cake Digital Kit$14.95$7.47
124446Leadership 2011 Digital Kit$9.95$4.97
124568Leadership 2011 Digital Photo Kit$9.95$4.97
124443Love Birds Digital Kit$9.95$4.97
131231Lovely Little Labels Kit$7.95$3.97
129359Mixed Bunch Kit$7.95$3.97
119978My Sweet Pea Digital Kit$9.95$4.97
132264Neon Notes Kit$9.95$4.97
129898New Heights Kit$7.95$3.97
122174Nite Owl Digital Kit$7.95$3.97
129340Number One Kit$9.95$4.97
129360On the Go Kit$9.95$4.97
124463One Great Year Kit$9.95$4.97
131360Ornament Keepsakes Kit$6.95$3.47
127599Party Animal Kit$9.95$4.97
131226Picture This Kit$4.95$2.47
130851Pinwheels on Parade Kit$7.95$3.97
126027Playful Polka Dots Digital Kit$9.95$4.97
131227Providences of Provinces Kit$7.95$3.97
130983Raspberry Splash Kit$7.95$3.97
118869Recipes By Design Digital Kit$9.95$4.97
127163Red, White, and Blue Digital Kit$5.95$2.97
130060Season By Season Kit$9.95$4.97
127587Sending Glad Tidings Designer Tags Kit$7.95$3.97
129605Special Delivery Bright Kit$7.95$3.97
129606Special Delivery Subtle Kit$7.95$3.97
127759Spice Cake Kit$5.95$2.97
130852Spring Break II Kit $9.95$4.97
129608Spring Fever Kit$7.95$3.97
130076Summer Happiness Kit$9.95$4.97
118464Summer Home Digital Kit$14.95$7.47
129601Summer Smooches Kit$9.95$4.97
124229Sunset Serenade Digital Kit$5.95$2.97
129339Sweet Shop Kit$9.95$4.97
129882Tea Time II Digital Kit$7.95$3.97
132190That's a Wrap Kit$7.95$3.97
127431Tickets & Tags Kit$9.95$4.97
125757Tickets & Tokens II Digital Kit$7.95$3.97
131217Topsy-Turvey Celebration Kit$9.95$4.97
121071Travel Journal Digital Kit$9.95$4.97
126022Travel Log Kit$9.95$4.97
129332Twitterpated Kit$9.95$4.97
129607Walk in the Park Kit$9.95$4.97
132567Winter Wonders Kit (released Oct. 30, 2012)$9.95$4.97
127609Wicked Fun Kit$9.95$4.97
131218Wonderfall Kit$7.95$3.97
120881Write Stuff II Digital Kit$9.95$4.97
128883You're My Sunshine Kit$7.95$3.97

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Serene Mosaic

 
Our Late Night Stamper challenge this week is to use mosaic on our projects.  I chose to do a card with a technique I have used before, but it has been a long time. 
 
 
I took some leftover Sticky Sheets that I had and cut a strip to 1 1/2" x 5 1/4".  Then I randomly cut up some pieces of Soft Suede, Crumb Cake and Naturals composition paper (I used the back side) and placed them on the sticky sheet leaving space between them.

 
After I had enough pieces on the sticky sheet, I covered the rest with Early Espresso embossing powder and used my heat tool to set it.  Very easy to do and I like the way it turned out on this card. 
 
Supplies:
Teeny Tiny Wishes
Serene Silhouettes
Very Vanilla, Crumb Cake, Soft Suede, Early Espresso card stock
Naturals Composition paper
Soft Suede classic ink
Vanilla velvet ribbon
Early Espresso embossing powder
heat tool
sticky sheets
 

Monday, October 22, 2012

Hello Doily collection

I decided I haven't used my Hello doily stamp in awhile so I pulled it out and did some embossing with the Early Espresso embossing powder.
 
 
I went with the same idea on all of the pieces I embossed, each in a little different position, using sponges and Wisteria Wonder, Pool Party, Pink Pirouette and Bashful Blue.

 
I think I like the ones with the embossed  1 3/4" circle the best...

 
On this one I used Primrose Petals and tore a corner for a little change. 
 
The Very Vanilla layer of all of them is one of the doilies from the Delicate Doilies sizzlit.  I used Victoria Crochet trim and some designer buttons as well.

Sunday, October 21, 2012

Treasure Hunt


I am re posting this so you make sure to take a little time to enter the $150 Stampin' Up! product give away!  Just read past my card post and join the fun!

 
This care uses Crumb Cake, Raspberry Ripple and Whisper White (and some Early Espresso ink).  Very simple to put together, but I like the way it turned out.
Supplies:
Just Believe
Early Espresso, Raspberry Ripple classic ink
Crumb Cake, Whisper White, Raspberry Ripple card stock
Stitched satin Raspberry Ripple ribbon
white gel pen
circle punches -- 1 1/4" and 1 3/8"
Elegant Bouquet folder


I am taking part in the Late Night Stampers Treasure Hunt this time around.  It is like a blog scavenger hunt and here is what you need to do:  Start by finding the clue on my blog and then, find 50 clues from now until October 31st on other blogs in the LNS web ring.  When you have your 50 clues, e-mail them to me at ksobolik@hotmail.com with Treasure Hunt in the subject line and include your clue and on which website you found it.  You will then be in the running for $150 in Stampin' Up! merchandise.  One person who has submitted their 50 clues will be drawn from all the participants and they will get to go shopping!! 

The winner will be notified by e-mail and will then pick their goodies!

The contest ends October 31st so you have time to search, but the earlier you start, the easier it might be to find the clues!
My clue is Basic Pearls...one of my favorites!

Happy Hunting!
 
1. Sherrill Graff – http://latenitestampinwithsherill.blogspot.com
2. Deborah Smart – www.stampandcreate.net
6. Miriam Permut - http://myinkpad.com
7. Lori Witt – www.stampinwithlori.com
8. Trish Cortez – www.astampinsole.com
9. Beverly Farmer - www.createwithbev.blogspot.com
10. Dawn Johnson – http://stampinwdawn.blogspot.com/
11. Laurie Reaume - www.stampwithlaur.blogspot.com
17. Siara Acdal - www.siarasweetsensations.com
23. Janice Edmonds - www.stampingwithjanice.com
24. Carolyn Garland - www.carolyngarlandsu.ca
27. Wendy Cranford - www.luvinstampinup.blogspot.com
29. Virginia Megin Gallagher - www.vmg206.blogspot.com
30. Kris Sobolik - http://www.maddiebugdesigns.blogspot.com
31. Mary Campbell - www.mimitojett.blogspot.com
32. Denise Foor - www.denisefoor.blogspot.com
33. Doris Fryman - www.dorisanndesigns.blogspot.com
34. Tanya Bell - www.stampingt.com.au
35. Elaine Wright - www.stampinreckon.blogspot.com
36. Kimberly Salmonowicz - www.stampingfit.com
37. Raissa Spatola - www.raissastamps.com
38. Cal Bryson - www.heartfullyyours.blogspot.co.uk
39. April Vicary - http://www.aprilscraftingaddiction.com/
40. Anne Marie Hile - http://stampinanne.blogspot.com
41. Cynthia Millan - http://StampWithCynthia.blogspot.com
42. Jenny Wren - www.txjennywren.blogspot.com
43. Elin Kovash - http://elinselegantdesigns.blogspot.com/
44. Katherine Roberts - www.craftinginkc.blogspot.com
45. Leanna Kerr - http://stampingwithleanna.blogspot.com/
46. Kristina Carlson - http://kristinascraftycorner.blogspot.com/
47. Phyllis Strickland - http://allstampingworld.blogspot.com/
48. Carolyn Bennett - www.carolynstamps.com
49. Jan Mata - www.stampinwithmyfriends.blogspot.com
50 Keri Blake - www.inkinalatte.blogspot.com
51. Jackie Watson - http://jackielwatson.blogspot.com
52. Emma Lee - www.cocktailofcard.blogspot.co.uk
53. Heidi Weaver - www.heidistampinalong.blogspot.co
54. Kirsteen Gill - www.creatinwithkirsteen.com

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Saturday, October 20, 2012

Celebrate - new clearance rack items!

Yesterday Stampin' Up! added over 70 new clearance rack items, make sure to check them out before they are gone!  Envelopes, the crimper, card stock, ribbon, etc. lot of awesome things and you can go and see by clicking the picture below or going here.
 
 
 
My card today is another hybrid one.  With My Digital Studio 2 we have a splatter option when we go into stamp that is really fun.  I  chose a few of the splatter images and added some color that way.
 
 
The stamp is from the Seasonal Sayings stamp set and I used an Apothecary accent to stamp it on.  The curly label punch accent was used to add a little splash of color and then I tore the edge of the Island Indigo in the background.
 

Friday, October 19, 2012

Get Well Wishes

Last week I made a few get well cards to have on hand and also to complete an order.  This is one that I came up with using the French Foliage Stamp set.
 
 
I had a piece of card stock that I had already cut out a window frame framelit from and used it for my mask.  The inside of the cutout was sponged with Crumb Cake and then I stamped some leaves and raindrops with More Mustard, Cajun Craze and Crumb Cake.
 
The background layer and ink color is Always Artichoke.

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Scentsational Cup

 
The stamps in the Scentsational Season set do not always need to be used for Christmas cards.  For this one, I created a Thinking of you one (sentiment from Teeny Tiny Wishes) using the coffee mug and steam stamps.
 
 
The designer paper is from the Festival of Prints dsp pack (love this!) and I added a label collection framelit in Night of Navy that I embossed with the Vintage wallpaper folder.
 
The base of the card is Very Vanilla and I used Cherry Cobbler and Soft Suede classic ink.
 

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Masculine Birthday

This is a fairly simple masculine birthday card using the Woodgrain folder and an image from the Lovely as a Tree stamp set.
 
 
I used Whisper White, Soft Suede and Early Espresso card stock and Early Espresso classic ink.  The ribbon is Soft Suede taffeta and my sentiment comes from the  retired Occasional Quotes stamp set.

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Two Hands

This week our challenge at Late Night Stampers is a Clean and Simple card with lots of white space.  I  have a terrible time with those, I always want to add...but this is what I came up with.
 
 
I sponged some Wild Wasabi in the corner and then added some Bashful Blue over the top.  The image from Serene Silhouettes is stamped in Early Espresso and the sentiment from Trust God is also stamped with Early Espresso.
 
With all the white on the card, my camera didn't like to focus when I used my white backdrop so I tried this instead today.
 

Monday, October 15, 2012

Baby Prints

I was working on some card orders last week and replenishing my own stock of cards at the same time.  These are a couple baby ones I came up with using Baja Breeze for the boy card and Pink Pirouette for the girl one.
 
 
The saying comes from Friendly Phrases and I used Baby prints for the hands and Distressed Dots for the background.

 
I just added a 3/4" scrap behind the labels framelit to break up the background a little bit.  Simple cards, but I like the way they turned out.

Sunday, October 14, 2012

Argyle Thank You

 
This card came out of leftovers I had die cut and embossed for some Stamp A Stacks or Club projects.  I always end up with a few extra and put them in a box to use later on other projects.  It sometimes helps to get a card together quickly.
 
 
The Argyle embossed background is Early Espresso and the green layer is Certainly Celery.  I added a stamp from the Bordering on Romance set to a 3" circle and colored it in with Primrose Petals, Pretty in Pink and Certainly Celery.  There is a little bit of dazzling details in the center of each flower for a little shimmer.
 
The sentiment is from the You are loved stamp set.
 

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