Thursday, October 31, 2013

Happy Halloween and a Final Thank You Thursday Deal

Happy Halloween, Studio Visitors!  Here's a *treat* to start off your Halloween.  Stampin' Up! has its final Thank You Thursday deals, good for today only.  

Click {HERE} to shop (if you dare--wink, wink):

Basic Black Chevron 3/4-inch Ribbon (130010):  Regularly $8.95, but a ghoulishly good deal -- $6.71!  

Calypso Coral Chevron 3/4-inch Ribbon (130018):  Regularly $8.95, but a frightfully good deal -- $6.71!  

Crushed Curry Chevron 3/4-inch Ribbon (130019):  Regularly $8.95, but a screaming good deal -- $6.71!

Island Indigo Chevron 3/4-inch Ribbon (130151):  Regularly $8.95, but a devilishly good deal -- $6.71!

Smoky Slate Chevron 3/4-inch Ribbon (130152):  Regularly $8.95, but bewitching at $6.71!

Here are some more pictures of a recent MOJO Monday contest entry, using the Halloween Bash (130580):

See my bejeweled spider?  That's the only way I can handle those...

Enjoy these final Thank You Thursday deals and be sure to include some of the savings from Tuesday's Weekly Deals (seen {HERE}).

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Weekly Specials Are Upon Us Again!

It's Tuesday, so here are the deals!  They're posted until Monday, November (!) 4th, but available only as long as supplies last...  Click {HERE} to shop!

7/8-inch Scallop Circle Punch (129404): Regularly priced at $12.95, but on sale for $9.71!  

Blossom Petals XL Punch (121808):  Regularly $6.79, but it's yours now for $5.09!

Island Indigo Baker's Twine (125575):  Regularly  $2.95, but $2.21 now!

MDS:  Keep This Memory Photobook Template (129879):  Regularly $19.95, but HALF OFF at $9.98!

Ovals Collection Framelits Dies (129381):  Regularly $26.95, but on sale for $20.21!

Paper Snips (103579):  An essential at $9.95, but a *STEAL* at $7.46!

Secret Garden Framelits (129372):  Regularly $24.95, but they're on sale for $18.71!

Stampin' Pierce Mat (126199):  Regularly $4.95, but now only $3.71!

Don't delay -- if these are on your list, snap them up now!  

Oh, and I haven't forgotten the {12 Weeks of Christmas} video I promised -- iMovie is just killing me, so it's taking longer than I'd planned.  Stick with me -- I'm almost there!

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Thank You Thursday! Is Here!

For *today* only, enjoy these six deals...  Click {here} to shop!

Alphabet Press Textured Impressions Embossing Folder "TIEF" (#130916):  Regularly $7.95, today's price = $5.96

Chalk Talk Framelits (#129983): regularly $24.95, on sale today for $18.71!

Envelope Liners Framelits Dies (#132172):  Regularly $26.95, on sale today for $20.21!

Hearts Aflutter Framelits (130159): Regularly $24.95, for today, they're $18.71!

Honeycomb TIEF (#129738):  Regularly $7.95, on sale for $5.96!

Windows Framelits (#129021):  Regularly $26.95, but on sale today for $20.21!

Love Thursdays!  Don't forget the Weekly Deals released on Tuesday are available while supplies last (or until Monday, October 28, whichever comes first).  I'm placing an order today (lots of Big Shot items on my Wish List) and if your order is $250+, you receive an additional $25 in hostess $$ (valid through October 31)!  Oh, and there are the 25% Off 25 Stamp Sets promotion!  Click {HERE} for that, too!

Click {here} to shop!

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Must be Tuesday! More {Weekly Deals}!

Hello, Visitors!  I have new Weekly Deals for you today!  Available while supplies last (or until October 28), these five items are 25% off...

Click {HERE} to shop!

Dress Up Framelits (130101):  Regularly $24.95, on sale for $18.71!

Holidays Sweet Pressed Cookie Stamps (132292):  Regularly $10.95, now $8.21!

Sweet Pressed Cookie Handle (132290):  Originally $5.95, now $4.46

Special Events Sweet Pressed Cookie Stamps (132291):  Originally $10.95, on sale now for $8.21!

Wicked Fun My Digital Studio Kit (127609):  Normally $9.95, but HALF OFF NOW for $4.98!

While you're in my online store, please check out the 25% off 25 Stamp Sets sale!  Also available until the 28th, Stampin' Up! is celebrating its 25th birthday with these great deals.  Wahoo!

Stay tuned for an upcoming {12 Weeks of Christmas} series video installment!

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Thank You Thursday -- Punches on Sale!

Another way that Stampin' Up! is celebrating its 25th birthday is with its "Thank You Thursday" specials.  This week's special (available *today* only) is on five specific punches: Artisan Label (130920), Bitty Butterfly (129406), Hexagon (130919), Mosaic (131267) and Pansy (130698).

Each punch is regularly $15.95, but today they're $11.96!

Artisan Label:

 Bitty Butterfly:

Check out {this post here} for a Hexagon project.

Click {here} for a project using the Mosaic Madness set and coordinating punch.


Click {here} to shop!

In other news, join the Stampin' Up! family for only $25!  This great deal is only available for four {4} more days!  Click {here} for more.

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Tuesday = Weekly Deals {Week 2}

Hello, Studio Visitors!

Welcome to another installment of Stampin' Up!'s Weekly Deals.  Purchase today through next Monday (October 21) and receive a 25-percent savings (while supplies last)!  Click {HERE} to shop!

Argyle TIEF (127750)...  Regularly $7.95, on sale for $5.96! 

Deco Labels Collection Framelits (130102)...  Regularly $24.95, on sale for $18.71!

In Color (2012-2014) Dahlias (127556)...  Regularly $7.95, on sale for $5.96!

Jewels Basic Pearls (119247)...  Regularly $4.95, on sale for $3.71!

Sophisticated Spooks Ensemble MDS Download (131513)...
Regularly $14.95, on sale for $7.48 (HALF PRICE!)

Sweet Treat Cups (116802)...  Regularly $2.95, on sale for $2.21 for 12!

Check out the Week 2 post from my {12 Weeks for Christmas} series {HERE} for adding texture to a basic CAS card (use your new Argyle TIEF, you bargain stamper, you!).

Monday, October 14, 2013

"It's Close to Midnight..." Halloween Card for Mojo Monday Challenge

I've introduced my kiddos to Michael Jackson's "Thriller" and Glee's "Thriller/Heads Will Roll" mash-up.  Both songs are total dance parties in our house (and car).  The kiddos are not old enough to watch the video to "Thriller," but the song is just exciting enough...

As I created this project, "Thriller" lines ran through my head (as did "Monster Mash").  Love the versatile punch-worthy images in this set (which I *WON* at Convention this year in Utah).  The various elements work wonders with the Mojo Monday MOJO314 challenge.

I love Old Olive card stock sponged with Basic Black (or teamed with it in terms of card stock in this case).  I also love pairing them both with Pumpkin Pie.  The colors of this card shout (or is it "SCREAM") Halloween to me.

The Basic Gray circle (created using my Magnetic Platform and Circles Collection Framelits) was crinkled and inked with Old Olive Classic Ink.  Looks like a spooky moon to me...

Spindly Linen Thread reminds me of a spider's web here and I've added Dazzling Details to the spider on the subway art stamp.

...and who so ever shall be found, without the soul for getting down..."

Stampin' Up! Supplies:

Stamps:  Halloween Bash (W130577, C130580)

Papers:  Old Olive (100702), Pumpkin Pie (105117), Basic Black (121045) card stocks

Inks:  Basic Black (126980) and Old Olive (126953) Classics

Accessories:  Big Shot (113439), Magnetic Platform (130658), Circles Collection Framelits (130911), Decorative Label (120907) and Scallop Oval (119856) punches, Linen Thread (104199), Dazzling Details (124117), Stampin' Sponges (101610), Stampin' Dimensionals (104430)

Sunday, October 13, 2013

{12 Weeks of Christmas 2013: Week Two}: Same Card, Five Ways

This post starts with a simple Christmas card.  Real Red Classic Ink is used with Brushed Silver, Whisper White, and Real Red card stocks.  The Chalk Talk Framelits make a quick and easy project of cutting out the Christmas stamp and my Scallop Circle punch takes care of the Brushed Silver piece.  A snip of Whisper White Stitched Grosgrain finishes the simple look.  Overall, I am happy with this quick and sweet Christmas greeting.

But what if I wanted to step it up a notch (or five)?  Here are some variations on the same card.

First, I used Pool Party Classic Ink to add an unexpected contrast of color to the card.  Not your "typical" Christmas color, but that's part of why I think it is so effective.

In addition, I inked the Santa image in Real Red and snipped him out using my Paper Snips and mounted this piece with Stampin' Dimensionals.  Quick and easy way to add contrast to the stamped image (Stampin' Write Markers would work here, too).

How about a little piercing?  Here's a quick and inexpensive way to add texture and interest to your project.  I used the Essentials Paper-Piercing Pack (126199) (as an added bonus, until October 14 at 11:59 PM, this pack is available as one of the Weekly Deals and is 25% off!).

This next project uses the negative space created by the Chalk Talk Framelit.  I used the Framelit on the Real Red piece and snipped closely around the stamped Whisper White piece.  The Real Red piece is bumped up with Stampin' Dimensionals and the piece of grosgrain is fed through the negative opening.

This tweak didn't cost a thing, but added another twist to this project...

Here's another way in which to utilize your Big Shot.  I love the Textured Impressions Embossing Folders.  Here I used the Perfect Polka Dots to pick up on the dots in the Pool Party portion of the image.  Quick and highly effective for a bit of texture...