Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Top 10 Favorite Stamp Sets & Year End Closeout Sale

Hello stampers and crafters today I will be talking about some of my favorite Stamp sets that are retiring and part of the Year end Close out sale going on now.   These are stamp sets that I am very sad to see say goodbye.  And If you don't have them yet you will want to get them now.
Jolly Friends was one of my favorite sets just for the Moose.   I loved it so much, he made me laugh.   And, there's nothing like a set that just makes you laugh.   You can pick it up now at a 20% discount here!
Images by Stampin' Up!
Merry Mice was another one of those stamp sets that was a must have.   I had to have it when I saw it.   Everyone of the stamps in the set made me want this set.   It is a great set for many differently coloring techniques.   Get the clear mount set at 20% off here.
If you are looking for a great Halloween set the Jar of Haunts stamp set is a wonderful one.   The pumpkin image is a wonderful one that can be used for fall or you can add the Jack-o-lantern face to it for a fun Halloween card.  It you stamp the other face image you can create a great Grinch card for Christmas.  Click here!

Another great stamp set is the Spooky Fun Stamp set and make sure that you get the framelits that match.   This is a wonderful set for Halloween, its a fun and very vintage stamp set that reminds me of my elementary school years.  Pick it up here.
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Wrapped in Warmth is another on of those sets that you can use for different things.  You can use it for Christmas, get well, and just a simple friend card or to a couple.   Click here to purchase at a 20% savings.
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Christmas Magic is one of my all time favorite stamp sets and I am very sad to see it retiring.   I loved the train, and snowman images.   Save 20% off the clear mount set here!

A great sentiment set that you can create both cards and tags with is the Tin of Tags stamp set.  You can get it in different languages, for example here's the French version.    Get the Stamp set here!

If you want to create a card in a matter of minutes for Christmas then the Merry Medley back ground stamp is the one for you.   This stamp will cover the entire card front and you could you the stampin' glitter or the stampin' embossing glitter and boom your done.

Merriest Wishes Stamp set is a fun festive set that can be used for both tags and cards.  You can pick up the stamp set in my online store here!
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One of the best holiday sentiment sets in the catalog is the Suite Seasons Stamp set.  You have a sentiment that can be used for every holiday this season.   And, another perk of this set is that the fonts all coordinate with other stamp sets throughout the Holiday catalog.   Grab it while it's still here!
Thanks for dropping bye today, and remember that these sets are only available while supplies last after the 20th.   Also if you want to pick up these or any of the other great stamp sets in the Year End  Closeout Sale, as Christmas gifts for someone you need to order by the 15th, so  that it will be here by then.  You can see all the stamp sets available below.  
Sale: $11.20
Price: $14.00
Sale: $12.75
Price: $15.00
Sale: $13.60
Price: $17.00

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Let's Deck the Halls with Merry Mice from Stampin' Up!

It is no secret that I love the Merry Mice Stamp set.   I have, since I first saw it when I got the Holiday Catalog.   And, I will admit that I am a little sad that it is on the retirement list.   I just keep telling myself that when something ends, something better comes along.  This is one of those stamp sets that I will keep and not get raid of.  I love it that much.  If you would like to own this stamp set you can pick it up now in my online store and the clear mount stamp set is on sale as part of the Year End Close Out Sale!  Here's a look at the stamp set.

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Merry Mice Stamp Set Images by Stampin' Up!
This is one of those stamp sets that is perfect for different coloring techniques.   You can use it for so many different techniques, from watercoloring to markers to colored pencils, the possibilities are endless.   Here's a look at today's card.
This is another one of those cards that can be reproduced rather quickly and easily with just a few supplies still in time for Christmas.   The last day to order and get it before Christmas is Thursday, December 15th.

Tips & Tricks to create Multiplies:

This card was created using Garden Green Cardstock cut at 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 scored at 4 1/4 to make a top folding A2 size card.  After cutting and scoring your card bases you need to go ahead and stamp all your mice in Archival Basic Black ink on Whisper White Cardstock(5 1/4 x 1 3/4) and let them dry.  Once they are all dry you can begin the coloring process.  The outfits are all colored using Stampin' Write Markers in Garden Green, Real Red, Dapper Denim, Delightful Dijon, Crumb Cake, and Blushing Bride.
To create the shadowed effects on the mice, I used a blender pen.  I started out coloring the mice with Crumb Cake ink that was squeezed in the top of the ink pad to create a pallet.   Next I took the blender pen and pulled out ink using the blender pen to create a lighter shade.  (The liquid in the Blender pen when added to ink can create a lighter shade depending on where you place it.  If you add a little ink to the end and pull that into a different area of the pallet adding more liquid creates a litter shade of ink.)  Start coloring with this shade and only do one mice at at time once you do an area don't go back over it until it is dry.   Once they are dry you can go back and add a little more color to each mouse so that you create a shadow/Shade effect.   Once you get your desired effect you can go back once it's dry and  color in the ears and the little cheeks using blushing bride.   The shadows underneath each mouse was created the same way with the Blender Pen.
Once all the coloring is done you will add this to a piece of Warmth and Cheer DSP Stack cut at 5 1/2 x 2.  Attach this layer to the card base about 1/4" from the bottom of the card base.  Once this is attached I stamped the sentiment just above the stamped layer.  I added the three small dot from the Regal Enamel shapes.   This finished off the card, here's another look at the final card.


Thanks for dropping by today and I hope that you enjoyed this card.   If you need any of the supplies you have seen today you can pick them up in my online store by clicking on the link above and in the product list below.   Come the first of January I am planning on making a change on my blog, so stay tune for updates.

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Monday, December 5, 2016

How to turn Stampin' Up!'s Christmas Magic & Merry Mice stamp sets into Christmas Ornaments!


Hello stampers and crafters I hope that you are not to busy with the hustle and bustle of the season, to not be doing a Christmas crafting.  Today I am going to share one of the projects that we did at our Christmas Giftables Stamp Camp back in October.  This project was designed by my Friend Thelma Collins, and I am going to share it with you.  She designed two different Christmas ornaments for our guests to make.   Here is a look at both projects.
On the day of the event I didn't get time to create my projects since I was teaching the project that I came up with.  So I sat down recently and created the projects we each created.  The version on the left was done just as Thelma designed it.  The version on the left was the second design she came up with but I did it with my own little twists.

Merry Mice Ornament:


Thelma used the retired circle framelits to create the circles.  The large circle was Old Olive, and the small one was Whisper White.   She stamped the little mouse image on the white cardstock and I colored it with Stampin' Write Markers. The markers used were Emerald Envy, Real Red, Dapper Denim, Crushed Curry, Old Olive, Garden Green, Crumb Cake and Blushing Bride.  We took half of a clear plastic ornament and added some of the mica flakes in the white to give it a appearance of snow, because come on how cute.  Once the snow was in place I glued the ornament in place.   To finish the ornament off and to be able to hang on the try, I added the Candy Cane Lane Baker's Twine.



Christmas Magic:

For the Christmas Magic ornament I stamped the Snowman and the North Pole in Stampin' Up! Archival Basic Black ink.  Next I cut it out using the new Stitched Shapes Framelits using the largest circle.   Next I cut out a scalloped circle using the layering circle framelits in Cherry Cobbler.  I colored the images using Garden Green, Cherry Cobbler, Crushed Curry Stampin' Write Markers.   I added some blue to the background using my clear wink of stella brush pen.   I also added a little blue around the shadow areas of the snowman, and added a pumpkin pie colored carrot.   I then attached the circles together and attached the ornament to the cardstock.  I added some Candy Cane Lane Bakers twine at the top to hang on the tree.  To finish the ornament I tied a Cherry Cobbler bow using the 3/8" taffeta ribbon.

Tips and Tricks:

When creating the ornaments make sure you use about two tsp of the mica flakes.  That way there is not to much inside the ornament and it doesn't over power the stamped image.   My next advice is make sure you don't move the ornament around after putting the glue on the back.   It will save you from getting glue all over the cardstock, all over you, the table and more.
Here's another look at both ornaments.
Thanks for dropping by today, I hope that you enjoyed today's project and if you would like to pick up any of the supplies to create the ornaments (besides the plastic globe those can be picked up at any big box store) you can visit my online store.  Now is a great time to shop for the supplies to make these projects.  The stamp sets, ribbon, sequins, and baker's twine are all on the End of the Year Closeout Sale.  You can pick up the markers in my online store as well as a few of the other supplies.  Thanks for dropping by today.



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Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Online Extravaganza Announcement!

Thursday, November 17, 2016

Occassions 2017 Sneek Peak

As most of you know that I just got back from the OnStage Local in Atlanta a few weeks ago.  Well as a perk for attending we got to take advantage of the Product Purchase Premier, which means I got to purchase items from the new Occasions catalog that releases to everyone January 4th.   Normally we don't get to purchase items from catalogs until about a month before they go live (one of the perks of being a demonstrator), but one of the perks for attending the Stampin' Up! Onstage Event is the ability to take part in the PPP.   Now we don't get to order everything but we do get to order some select product.  So think about it this way, if you were to sign up for my team you would be able to order early too!

If you signed up to be a Kinsmon Crafter then you would be able to take part in the Preorder come December 1.  That means that you would be able to pay $99 and be able to pick $125 in products and that can include the Occasions catalog.  Not to mention that once you become a demonstrator you will be able to save at least 20% on all you orders.   You can take advantage of this wonderful opportunity  by clicking here!

Becoming a Demonstrator was one of the best things I could have done.  I get to meet people both in person and online.   I can handle by business as I want.  If I need to change schedules its up to me.   Another big perk is that I am not only part of a group but part of a world wide family.  
So here's my product sneak peek.  

Thanks for dropping bye today and I hope that you enjoyed my Occasions Catalog Sneak Peek.   Remember you have two months before this catalog goes live, So there is still plenty of time for the Holiday Catalog.   So I will be showing you things from the Holiday Catalog up until  almost the end of December.   I hope you have a wonderful day!

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