Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Not just for paper

Decided my "costume" needed a little bling today so I grabbed my Rhinestone basic Jewels (#119246) and since they already have adhesive on the back, just stuck 'em on! Happy Halloween!

Saturday, October 27, 2012

Make Monday Your Favorite Day of the Week!

This Monday (October 29th) may give you a reason to change your mind about the first day of the week: Mot only does the Stampin' Up! Digital Designing week kick off with some fabulous free downloads, but MOST of our stamps are 15% off on Monday only! Living for the weekend is so last decade: Monday is the new Friday! Okay, at least this Monday gives you something to look forward to :D

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Angry Birds

I forgot to share these adorably simple little Owl treat bags we made clear back in July:
By "We" I mean my husband and I...we created 120 of them and filled them with goodies for the Late Night Stamper Reunion Party (the Owl is the mascot of the LNS)  He (my hubby) had fun making each owl with it's own personality (crossed eyes, goofy eyes, angry eyes) but after the first 50, he wasn't sure he ever wanted to see another bird :o

But look at how cute they are! Did you know that a group of owls is called a "Parliament"? 
All you need is some lunch bags, Designer Series Paper (I used the First Edition DSP # 121878),  a few circle punches, glue stick, scissors and stapler! Super simple, super cute.

On Monday, October 29 we are kicking off a whole WEEK of celebration for Digital Scrapbooking day, but that's not all! On Monday ONLY, Stampin' Up! is having a Sell-a-Stamp Spooktacular! All stamps will be 15% off (excluding hostess sets and bundled products)!! Click or call to place your order on Monday, October 29th :)

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Digi-Tastic Tuesday

I haven't put out many Halloween decorations this year since we are still getting settled in our new home, but this framed piece (created at Jill Olsen's stamp day in September) adorns the top of my piano today:
Created from the "Toxic Frameable" digital download for My Digital Studio
 and embellished with some stamps, paper and ribbon, we call this a "hybrid" project: A combination of digital AND paper crafting! It makes me happy.

Guess what else makes me happy...and will make YOU happy too? Stampin' Up! is celebrating Digital Scrapbooking DAY with a WEEK'S worth of fun:
If you just can't wait until then, there are also NEW DIGITAL DOWNLOADS TODAY, since it's Tuesday!

Monday, October 22, 2012

D.C. and Spider Cider

This is my excuse for missing a week on my blog: A trip to D.C. with my youngest daughter to visit my oldest daughter! We had a fabulous time together, obviously, and it's taken me a little while to get back into the swing of things.

Here's a little "Spider Cider" matchbook for your Halloween brewing pleasure, along with a Monster Munchie box we created at the Big Shot Holiday class:
Project Recipe: Basic Gray, Basic Black, Very Vanilla and Tangerine Tango card stock, Howlstooth & Scaringbone Designer Series Paper (126906), Candy Wrapper Die (120890) and Big Shot, Striped Satin Ribbon (127837), Basic Black Classic Ink Pad, Black, Tangerine & More Mustard Stampin' Write Markers, Simply Scored (122334), Monster Munchies stamp set (Holiday Catalog pg 26) Stapler

Friday, October 12, 2012

Jolly Christmas Card Video Tutorial

Break out your Simply Scored and join along as Stampin' Up! shows you how to make a fun Holiday Card!

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Lovely Leaves

"There is no season when such pleasant and sunny spots may be lighted on, and produce so pleasant an effect on
the feelings, as now in October."
-  Nathaniel Hawthorne

Thanks to my friend Beth Martin for sending me this BEAUTIFUL card in the mail! How did she know that fall is my favorite season? What a joy to receive!! 

Saturday, October 6, 2012

Celebrate WCMD!

Apparently it's not just National Card Making Day, it's WORLD Card Making Day (WCMD)! My bad...
But this is good! I combined the sketch from Create with Connie and Mary:
with my Facebook Color Challenge:
 (Bashful Blue, Baja Breeze, Not Quite Navy, Soft Suede, So Saffron)

 to come up with this masculine birthday card:
Card Recipe (all supplies from Stampin' Up!): card stock and ink colors listed above, You're Amazing Stamp Set (catalog page 33), Apothecary Accents Framelits (#127703),  Big Shot (#113439), 1" circle punch (#119868), Subtles Glimmer Brads (retired). It's good to have a spring-board for creativity sometimes and I was happy with the way it turned out!

If you are making cards this weekend, try my sketch challenge or FB color challenge (or combine them!) for a chance to win a prize :) then go ahead and send a card to a friend...just because.

Friday, October 5, 2012

National Card Making Day Challenge

Tomorrow (October 6th) is National Card Making Day and to celebrate, I have TWO challenges for you and that means TWO chances to win a prize! I have posted a COLOR challenge on my Facebook page and here on my blog is the SKETCH challenge. Play along! Here is the basic sketch, a basic 3 panel card:
And here is my 3 panel card:
Card Recipe (all from Stampin' Up!): Whisper White and Midnight Muse card stock, Summer Starfruit and Midnight Muse ink pads, Brayer, Flower Garden embossing folder (item #123113), Big Shot, Midnight Muse Stitched Satin ribbon. 

Feel free to add embellishments to the basic sketch and have fun with it! Share your cards with the link tool below through Monday,  October 8th at noon for a chance to win a spool of the Midnight Muse Stitched Satin Ribbon I used on my card AND a copy of my card! Happy National Card-Making Day/Weekend!

UPDATE 10/25/12: Congratulations Heather for winning the Midnight Muse Stitched Satin Ribbon!

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Big Shot Class: Holiday Edition!

DATE: Thursday, October 18
TIME: 10 a.m. or 7 p.m.
PLACE: Loni's house, Spanish Fork, UT
COST: $15

You don't need to own a Big Shot to attend this fact the only things you need are scissors, SNAIL adhesive and Sticky Strip (you can order refills when you register, if needed). This time, you'll be creating 3 fun projects for Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas (shown above). Of course, it's even more fun when you come with a friend :) so register before Monday, October 15th to reserve your spot: Remember to indicate which class time you'll be attending!

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

MDS Printing Prices Slashed! New Downloads, too!

new mds prices

And since yesterday was Tuesday, there are also NEW downloads for My Digital Studio...and did you notice that MDS isn't just for scrapbooking? It can be used to create cards, calendars, home decor, tags, DVDs and even HALLOWEEN COSTUMES! How fun is that?
I think my favorite is the Year End Review Infographic...that's UBER trendy!

I haven't tried using MDS for fabric yet but there are a few great samples Here (Creepy Quilt by Heather Summers), Here (Pillows by Lindsey Horton) and Here (Baby Owl Set) . If you try it, come back and share in the comments, please!

Monday, October 1, 2012

An Early Christmas Gift

Christmas Piercing

And THANKS to everyone who commented in September! I'm updating my September posts with the winners of the cards and blog candy :)