Friday, August 30, 2013

Butterflies are Free!

Okay, so maybe not free, but definitely discounted! Stampin' Up! is offering a 15% discount on the Papillion Potpourri Stamp Set and the Bitty Butterfly Punch now through September 30.  This is such a cute set... as soon as I receive my bundle, I'll be posting pictures of my creations.  But don't feel like you have to wait until then to get your bundle - order it now! ;)

  Item #
Page in Catalog
Retail Price 15% Savings Amount Saved!
  135311 Butterfly Clear-Mount Bundle  $30.90 $26.27 $4.63
90 Papillion Potpourri Clear-Mount Stamp Set
183 Bitty Butterfly Punch
  135312 Butterfly Wood-Mount Bundle  $34.90 $29.67 $5.23
90 Papillion Potpourri Wood-Mount Stamp Set
183 Bitty Butterfly Punch
 As always, thank you for stopping by!


Monday, August 12, 2013

Bon Voyage...

Friday evening we drove our daughter, Kristin, to the airport for her annual trip to Scotland (she's a tenor drummer for a competition bagpipe band and they are competing in the World Pipe Band Championships next weekend - woo hoo!). Well I couldn't send her off without making her a card to mark the occasion... could I?  Of course not!

The card was made with Whisper White and Read Red Cardstock and some retired Designer Series Paper called "Sent with Love." I love this paper, but since it seems to have a specific purpose, I never used it all until now.  I cut images from one of the sheets, then stamped "Bon Voyage" in Real Red ink using Stampin' Up!'s new ABC-123 Sketch Alphabet & Numbers stamp set (item 130565).  
The "par avion" tag is accented with Real Red 1/8" Ribbon. Of course no card for Kristin would be complete without "bling" so I added Rhinestone Basic Jewels outlining the plane's trail.  I'm so pleased with how this card turned out, even though it looks so much cuter in person!  I hope you like it.

Thanks for stopping by, now go stamp! :)


Tuesday, August 6, 2013

It's Time for Something Completely Different

I've not done a square card since Stampin' Up! retired square envelopes a few years back, but I'm trying to step out of my "comfort zone" and do things which are a little different... like using colors which are less than my favorite.  I'm sure you can probably figure out which element is my favorite - yes, it is the plaid paper in the background!  Tee hee!  I really love the way this card turned out, and I have a new appreciation for some of these colors. <smile>

Are you interested in making this 5-1/2" squared card?  Just grab the following supplies:

Stamp set - Best of Greetings (item number 133485 - Best of 25 Years set from June), Truly Grateful (from the Holiday catalog)
Cardstock/Paper - Sweater Weather Designer Series Paper (from the Holiday Catalog), Soft Sky , Tangerine Tango, Crumb Cake and Chocolate Chip Cardstock
Ink - Chocolate Chip, Early Espresso
Accessories - Extra-Large Oval Punch, Chalk Talk Framelits, Stamping Sponges, Naturals Designer Buttons, Linen Thread, and Burlap Ribbon (from the Holiday Catalog)
As always, thank you for stopping by... now go stamp!


Monday, August 5, 2013

It's Swap Time - Again!

No, I'm not swapping... still trying to go through all of the ones received at Stampin' Up!'s Convention.  This is one of the swaps I created for an organized sympathy swap.  This one was very easy to create (good thing since I made 50 of them).  See below for a list of supplies used.

Stamp Set - Simply Sketched (Hostess set from the 2013-2014 Stampin' Up! Catalog)
Cardstock - Chocolate Chip, Crisp Cantaloupe and Naturals Ivory
Ink - Black Stazon, Crisp Cantaloupe and Pistachio Pudding
Accessories - Basic Jewels Pearls, AquaPainter, Burlap Ribbon (from Holiday Catalog)
Thank you for stopping by... now go stamp! :)