Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Stampin' Up! Holiday Extravaganza Sale!!

A sale not to be missed!!
Stampin' Up! is having their Holiday Extravaganza sale starting today and running only until December 1st.
Offers are good only while supplies last!!
There are some great bundles of product available for super prices.
If you are interested in ordering anything, please send me an email or you can just head over to my SU website and place your own order online!!
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Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Unity Wednesday......on Tuesday???

This week, we have moved it all back a day due to Thanksgiving falling on Hip Hop Thursday. Wednesday challenge is up on Tuesday instead.
This weeks challenge comes to us from the very talented lady from across the "pond" - Carol. Requirements: red & white with a thankful sentiment. Easy enough......

I used my Unity Kit of the Month for November and the gratitude sentiment from the Unity Floral Fantastical Kit. The dotted background is from my SU Bitty Backgrounds set. Paper is SU Riding Hood Red and Whisper White. I added some flowers in the middle with white glitter and some red glitter around the outside of the frame. There you have it!
Don't forget, Hip Hop is happenin' on Wednesday this week!! See you there!!
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Monday, November 24, 2008

Funky Snowman

Here is a Christmas card using the new release set Funky Christmas from Gina K. Isn't this snowman adorable? The sentiment is from one of the other new releases, Seasonal Sayings. These sets compliment each other nicely. Both are a must have!!
I used Kraft for the card base, some SU mellow moss & creamy caramel and whisper white. The DP is from the Basic Grey Wassail 6x6 pad.
I punched the snowflakes to match and used a little bit of Stickles on the flakes, the buttons on "the man", and on the little flake on the sentiment. It's hard to see them in the photo, but they are there. Most cards are so much nicer in person than in their photo.
Thanks for looking and have a great night!!
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Sunday, November 23, 2008

Happy Holiday Card............

Here is a card I put together this weekend. I cased a card I had seen on Gina K's blog A Day in the Life. I bought this Black Market DP from Gina K over two months ago and she pulled it out to make a card this past week. They are not your typical Christmas colors, but they work for some reason. I love the rich colors in this paper and it has wonderful texture too. It's hard to tell from the photo, but there is some silver glitter penned on there with a Gelly Roll pen. The sentiment is from the new Gina K set Seasonal Sayings, from her last release. This set goes well with the super cute Funky Christmas set also released. Thanks for looking!!
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Saturday, November 22, 2008

Stamp Simply #62

I was blog hopping the other day and came across a challenge on No Time to Stamp? It involved writing your sentiment on ribbon. I had been playing around with some yummy designer paper (Black Market) that I had bought from Gina K a while back, and put this simple one together. These colors look so good together, don't they? The sentiment is from the Untiy Kit of the Month for November (see post below). Put a couple of punched swirls in the corners for some accent. The paper is SU Glorious Green, Chocolate Chip, and Whisper White. Ink is Chocolate Chip. Back with more of this gorgeous designer paper tomorrow!!
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Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Wednesday Challenge is here again......

Got my Unity Kit of the Month for November just in time for the Wednesday Challenge. This weeks challenge comes to us from Michelle. The colors were Really Rust, Certainly Celery, and Chocolate Chip. I have been dying to use this super cute tree!! It's a pretty simple layout, but I like it. I added a few dew drops and some contrasting ribbon and stamped the delightful sentiment up both sides of the tree. That's it! Make sure you stop by SCS Unity Forum for some super fun Hip Hoppin' on Thursday. Don't forget to check out the other Wednesday Challenge ladies down in the blog roll on the left!!
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Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Little Snowman

Put this card together for Talyor's Cupcake Challenge this week over at Taylored Expressions. I dug this cute little snowman out that I bought years ago, its Mini Snowman from Stampendous. I believe I got it from Impress Rubber Stamps. I used my new Basic Grey Wassail designer paper (it is very yummy stuff). I keep looking at it, wanting to use it, and then setting it down afraid of running out. I know........just use it already. The other paper is SU riding hood red and mellow moss. Added some ribbon and punched snowflakes for an extra touch! Thanks for looking and have great night!!
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Monday, November 17, 2008

Frosty, toasty, magical..........

Here is my submission for this weeks sketch challenge over on PCP (Paper Crafters Planet). The sentiment is from a stamp I got from Impress Rubber Stamps a few years ago. The snowflakes in the background are from the Gina K set The Magic of Christmas. The center piece of designer paper is SU Ski Slope. The felt snowflakes are from the set of Little Felt Flurries available for the holidays from SU (go to the right and click on the Holiday Mini Catalog). Added some bling to the snowflake and a bow to complete the card. That's it, pretty simple!!

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Sunday, November 16, 2008

Getting Punchy............

This is my submission for a little blog candy challenge over on Ann's Creative Nook, which I found over at PCP in the Blog Candy group. It sounded like fun to do something a little different. I took a snowflake punch that I had and created a Christmas tree out of the pieces. I used the SU Ruby Red and Mellow Moss, some ribbon for a stem and a bow on top - quite simple actually. The sentiment is from PTI Mixed Messages set. It was actually nice to sit down and put something together so quickly and easily. I think I will be making more of these types of cards - I have lots of different snowflake punches to try out. Thanks for looking and have a great week!!
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Friday, November 14, 2008

Hip Hop!! Not so hungover.......

I did not get to participate much this week in the Hip Hop fun, but did find some time between work, hockey pictures, laundry, etc. to put this card together. It covers the color challenge over on PCP, the sketch challenge on SCS, and my contribution to Unity Hip Hop Hangover......phew! The color challenge was to use Riding Hood Red, Really Rust, Basic or Going Gray, and Whisper White. These colors matched so well with this DP from Basic Grey Ambrosia. The stamps used are from Unity Flirty Flowers. I "blinged" it up a little and stamped the dotted circles for an extra touch.

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Thursday, November 13, 2008

Unity & the Super Talented Lisa Hetrick

I just have to post this "virtual friend" through the Unity Forum on SCS, Lisa Hetrick, submitted some of her designs to Unity Stamp Company and this set, GINORMOUS Sweet Cupcakes ,that she created was part of the new releases for Hip Hop Thursday! Isn't this set amazing!! I'm so excited for her and her wonderful talent! I'm pretty sure we will see more from Lisa at Unity - they are a wonderful combination!
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Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Wednesday Unity Post!

We are back at Wednesday again and another Unity Wednesday Challenge. This weeks challenge was offered up by Tanis at Paper Princess at Play. She challenged us all to a card using the primary colors of red, blue, and yellow. I have to admit that this one has been the toughest yet. I don't do your basic red, blue, and yellow. Anyhooooooo, this is what I came up with. I varied a little and used the Lemon Tart from PTI (this cardstock is super heavy, love it!), Blue Bayou from SU (now retired), and a simple little red button. The stamp set I used was Humble Bloom from Unity - I stamped the bloom of one flower with Versamark Watermark for some background/DP. Tomorrow is Thursday - Hip Hoppin' all day long. Check in because Angela and the gang are going to change things up and as usual give lots of stamps away!!
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Friday, November 7, 2008

Hung over yet again...........

Hip Hop Hangover Friday - just a little extension of Hip Hop Thursday. This card is a simple holiday card using the stocking from the Unity Bitty Christmas Tag Set and Beate's sketch from this past week (again). I love this holiday DSP from Stampin' Up!, it's in the Ski Slope set and is one of many pretty doublesided papers they have. Be sure to check out the Friday post on Unity and all the super talent there today. Thanks for looking and have a great weekend!!
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Thursday, November 6, 2008

Hip Hop Double Ribbon Challenge

Normally, I never get the chance to participate in the Hip Hop challenges on Thursdays because I am either busy with something else, or I am on the chat thread......not this week. I put this card together for the double ribbon challenge. This card was done on glossy white paper using my Versamark watermark ink to stamp the snowflake (from Unity September Kit of the Month) and then sponging on the blue ink. The colors are SU Night of Navy and Bashful Blue. The sentiment is from the Unity Bitty Christmas Tag set. Hop over to the Unity Forum for some chatting and giveaways.
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Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Unity Challenge Wednesday!!

It's Wednesday yet again! This weeks Unity Wednesday Challenge was brought to us by the wonderfully talented Lisa Hetrick. Aren't these plates beautiful?? Lisa has an eye for art!! I love the challenge, but am not in love with my card. I decided to use my Unity Butterfly Beauty set for this one and focused more on the circle shape than on color. If you have the new SU In Colors, they would work perfect with this set. I used my Riding Hood Red and Baja Breeze SU colors and made the butterfly background using the Riding Hood Red ink too. Don't forget to stop by the Unity Forum on SCS for some Hip Hop fun on Thursday!!

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Saturday, November 1, 2008

Stampin' Up! & Country Living

Just some Stampin' Up! news to share tonight. There will be an 8 page spread in Country Living Magazine showcasing SU and the Holiday Stampin' Collection Kit. (Click here to view the flyer). This set comes with all the fixin's for lots of holiday ornaments and creations!! Even if you are not a regular stamper/cardmaker, the kit comes with everything you need to create with right down to the adhesive. You can simply open the kit and start! If you are already a stamper/cardmaker and have supplies, you can also just order the stamp set and/or die cuts with designer papers. There are options for everyone!!
If you are interested, shoot me an email and I can order for you, or simply go to my SU website and place your order on your own. Let me know if you have any questions!

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