Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Happy Halloween - Dark & Dreary Style!

Hi Stampers!

I LOVE Halloween and it will be here before you know it! I have wanted the Dark & Dreary stamp set for awhile and when it arrived I had to use it :)

I am LOVING this set! I also LOVE the Designer Series paper for Halloween - FRIGHTFUL SIGHT - has some GREAT patterns! Remember almost all the DSP is BUY 3 GET 1 FREE until the 31st! Stock up here!

DARK & DREARY STAMP SET - WOOD MOUNT #120837 $19.95 & CLEAR MOUNT #121151 $14.95

Here is what I used on this card:
Stampin Up! Stamp Sets: DARK & DREARY

Paper: Stampin Up! Basic Black, Cajun Craze, FRIGHTFUL SIGHT DSP

Ink: Stampin Up! Classic ink pads in basic black, cajun craze

Accessories: Stampin Up! Decorative label punch, 1/2" circle punch, versamark, clear embossing powder, heat tool, basic black brads, basic black grosgrain ribbon, dimensionals

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Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Weathered Stone Technique

Evening All!

Today's card is one that features a new technique that I call Weathered Stone. It is really simple to do and looks very cool! To do the technique all you do is take a Crumb Cake ink pad and swipe it across the front side of a textured impressions embossing folder and then place a piece of Very Vanilla cardstock inside the folder and run through the Big Shot. This transfers some of the ink into the flat areas around the raised design creating a weathered stone look! Has a very vintage look. LOVE IT! The color ink and cardstock is important. There is a more subtle version of this technique called Bisque Pottery that uses Sahara Sand ink on very vanilla cardstock. So try both styles! Here is my card using this technique:

Doesn't that look neat? It really reminds you of old stones that have that algae and aged look from being in the elements for years. Here is a close up of the technique:

The butterfly that I used on this card is from the Strength & Hope Set. This is a special set you can purchase to help combat breast cancer. For every stamp set purchased Stampin Up! donates $2.00 to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation. So if you haven't got your set order it now because it is only available until August 31st! You get a gorgeous stamp set and you know that your purchase helps go to fighting this horrible disease that affects so many families.

Strength & Hope Stamp Set Wood Mount - #118100 $17.95 & Clear Mount #123660 $13.95:

Here is what I used on the card:

Stampin Up! Stamp Sets: Strength & Hope, Elements of Style, Four Frames, Pocket Silhouettes

Paper: Stampin Up! Very Vanilla, Cherry Cobbler, Early Espresso

Ink: Stampin Up! Classic ink pads in Crumb Cake, Early Espresso, Cherry Cobbler

Accessories: Stampin Up! Top Note Die, Vintage Wallpaper textured impressions embossing folder, big shot, basic pearls, edge distresser, decorative label punch, sponges, dimensionals

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Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Dandelion Fuzz

Good Morning Stampers!

I FINALLY had a chance to make it to my craft room and play for awhile! When I first saw the sneak peek for the MY FRIEND stamp set I thought the little fluff circle looked like a dandelion, so that is what I made with it... a super sparkly ball of dandelion fluff! Take a look....

See what I mean? I first stamped the image in whisper white on basic black card stock, then used heat & stick powder, and then used dazzling diamonds glitter. I then took my white gel pen and dotted in the little seeds. I also used dazzling diamonds on the star in the wish big sentiment. The layout was inspired by a card I saw on splitcoaststampers that was made by Toy. Here is a close up of my dandelion so you can see the sparkle...

I really love how this turned out! Here is what I used:

Stampin Up! Stamp Sets: My Friend, Word Play

Paper: Stampin Up! Basic Black & Whisper White

Ink: Stampin Up! Classic ink pads in Basic Black, Craft Ink Pad Whisper White

Accessories: Stampin Up! 2 3/8" Scallop punch, 1 3/4" circle punch, Handheld 1/16" circle punch, heat & stick powder, dazzling diamonds glitter, heat tool, Eyelet border punch, score tool, dimensionals, versamarker, 1/8" Taffeta Ribbon in Basic Black, Perfect Polka Dots Textured Impressions Embossing Folder, Big Shot, white gel pen

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Friday, August 5, 2011


For the month of AUGUST Stampin Up! is giving you a FREE PACK of Designer Series Paper of your choice when you buy 3! Isn't that AWESOME? Great way to stock up on your favorites from the new Stampin Up Catalog!

The Specialty Designer Series Paper & Hostess Designer Series Paper are not part of this promotion and cannot be redeemed through this offer.

Stock up on your favorites today! Let's Go Shopping....