Tuesday, February 25, 2014

{Weekly Deals}!

I'm off to volunteer in my kids' school library, but I thought I'd fire off a quick message with the latest Weekly Deals!  Enjoy!

Backyard Basics Framelits Dies (#129380 ), Originally $24.95, but on sale for $18.71!

Basics Glimmer Brads (#121003), Originally $4.95, but on sale for $3.71!

Gold Metallic Encore Ink Pad (#132141 ), Originally $9.95, but on sale for $7.46!

Paper Doily Sizzlits Die (#125592 ), Originally $21.95, but on sale for $16.46!

Primrose Petals Stitched Satin Ribbon (#126844 ), Originally $8.95, but on sale for $6.71!

Summer Starfruit Stitched Satin Ribbon (#126846), Originally $8.95, but on sale for $6.71!

Season by Season Digital Download Kit, MDS (#130060), Originally $9.95, but on sale for $5.97!

Monday, February 24, 2014

Hexagon Hive Thinlit Die from Stampin' Up! and a {Video Tutorial}!

Here's a project I made for a sketch challenge last week, using the new Stampin' Up! Hexagon Hive Thinlits die from the 2014 Occasions Catalog.  I learned a few things in making this project and thought I'd share them with you here:

I hope you found this helpful!  If you're in need of the 2014 Occasions Catalog or the 2014 Sale-a-Bration brochure, please click "Email Sara" and let me know!  I'll be happy to pop one in the mail to you!

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Weekly Deals and a {Sneak Peek} at My Latest Projects

This long weekend afforded me some extra time in the Studio and here is a little of what I came up with (and I even have a new video to share later this week!):

And now for the week's Weekly Deals (good through Monday)!  Click {HERE} to shop.

3/16-inch Corner Punch, (#119871) -- Originally $6.95, now on sale for $5.21!

2012-2014 In Color Dahlias, (#127556) -- Originally $7.95, now on sale for $5.96!

A Royal Day Ensemble Digital Download, My Digital Studio (MDS), (#130079) -- Originally $14.95, now on sale for $8.97!

Etcetera Designer Series Paper (DSP), (#130129) -- Originally $10.95, now on sale for $8.21!

Gold and Silver Stampin' Glitter, (#132205) -- Originally $7.95, now on sale for $5.96!

Label Insert Pop' n Cuts Die, (#130160) -- Originally $21.95, now on sale for $16.46!

Petals-A-Plenty (TIEF) Textured Impressions Embossing Folder, (#116824) -- Originally $7.95, now on sale for $5.96!

Encore! Metallic Silver Pad, (#132142) -- Originally $9.95, now on sale for $7.46!

Can't wait to fill you in on all that I've been working on!

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Runway Inspired and Sweet Sunday Sketch with a Little Chalk Talk and Modern Mosaic!

I love a good sketch!  Nothing gets my creative juices flowing like a sketch.  So many of my favorite projects began as Mojo Monday sketches or sketches from Karen Giron, a brilliant artist whose work I love.

Today's project is one such card.  Karen Giron's blog includes a bi-weekly sketch challenge, called the Sweet Sunday Sketch (her blog is The Sweetest Thing).  The link to this week's sketch is {HERE}. 

I combined this sketch challenge with another favorite challenge, the Runway Inspired Challenge.  This week, we were inspired by the Temberley London Pre-Fall 2014 image below:

{HERE} is the link for this week's challenge and {HERE} is the link to the Runway Inspired Challenge Blog.  Check it out; you WON'T be disappointed!  There are always cool colors and patterns that make those creative juices *FLOW*!

For today's project, I used Rich Razzleberry, Basic Black and Whisper White to mimic the model's dress.  I was inspired to use my Modern Mosaic TIEF (129984) and the Mosaic Punch (131267) to reflect the flooring (mounted on a circle cut using the Circles Collection framelits (130911).  I also used my Mosaic Punch to create the tag detail at the top.

Chalk Talk stamps and framelits give me the sentiment (*BUNDLE* to save! W132731 C132730).  I used the framelit with my Big Shot to cut the Whisper White piece (on which I'd stamped the sentiment in Rich Razzleberry) and used my Paper Snips (103579) to fussy cut around the edge so the Basic Black would show.  Simple and quick!  Whisper White Baker's Twine (124262) and a Gold Glimmer Brad (121003) finish it off.

I'd planned to enter this card in the Case Study Challenge #177 this week, but the cotton batting that fills my head due to this nasty cold has zapped me of all memory.  Read {HERE} about the other project I made and forgot to enter in two challenges this week!  ¡Ay, carumba!

Sale-a-Bration is upon us!  Do you have any supplies to reorder?  This is when I take stock of my card stock supply (pun totally intended) and make a big fat order that nets me all sorts of benefits.  Combine with friends, host a workshop or submit a Catalog Party and earn $50 extra in Hostess Benefits during Sale-a-Bration if your merchandise order totals $300 or more!  Downloads count!  Click {HERE} to shop or contact me to order!

Send tea, Kleenex (with lotion, please) and NyQuil!

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

A Valentine with Seasonal Sayings and Hearts A Flutter from Stampin' Up!

Today's project was created for a few challenges (which I promptly forgot to enter).  Ugh...

The first challenge was the Freshly Made Sketches #122:

Another challenge I was planning to enter this card in was The Shabby Tea Room, #204, "All that Glitters in Love" challenge:

Finally, I successfully (!) entered this card in the Cute Card Thursday Challenge, #307, which was "Lots of Love."  Nothing like getting totally sidetracked and missing challenge deadlines!

I am loving the Glimmer Paper and I've got a couple of fun new ideas to share in the coming weeks.  It's such a simple product to use with my Stampin' Trimmer (#126889) or my Big Shot (#113439).  Below, I used my Hearts A Flutter framelits for the banner (#130159).  My 7/8-inch Scallop Circle (#129404) punched three times gives me the bloom and I finished it off with a Basic Rhinestone brad (they're retired, but you could easily use a Large Rhinestone Basic Jewel (#129324).

"Love you" is inked in Strawberry Slush and stamped on Whisper White from the Seasonal Sayings set (W131937, C128009) and the heart comes from the Hearts A Flutter set (a match made in Heaven with the coordinating framelits! W131922, C129252).  

The Whisper White piece has opposing corners rounded using the 3/16-inch Corner Punch (#119871) and is popped up with Stampin' Dimensionals (#104430).

Finally, I used my Simply Scored tool (#122334) to make the raised bevel around the outline of the card base for dimension.

Remember that for each $50 spent in any Stampin' Up! merchandise (including downloads!), you can choose from the fun Sale-a-Bration freebies!  Click {HERE} to shop!

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Weekly Deals and a {Sneak Peek} at My Latest Projects

Weekly Deals are upon us...  Look at what's on sale through Monday (and you can always earn Sale-a-Bration freebies with the purchase of these items, as well)!

Artisan Label Punch, #130920, Originally $15.95, on sale for $11.96!

Floral Frames Framelits dies, #127012, Originally $26.95, on sale for $20.21!

Gumball Green Stitched Satin Ribbon, #126848, Originally $8.95, on sale for $6.71!

Let It Snow Digital Download, My Digital Studio, #132963, Originally $9.95, on sale for $5.97!

Primrose Petals Classic Ink Pad, #126858, Originally $5.95, on sale for $4.46!

Tasteful Trim Bigz Die, #120893, Originally $42.95, on sale for $32.21!

Whisper White Stitched Grosgrain Ribbon, #126877, Originally $4.95, on sale for $3.71!

Honeycomb Textured Impressions Embossing Folder (TIEF), #129378, Originally $7.95, on sale for $5.96!

I hope you're enjoying the deals that Stampin' Up! is offering each and if you've got any questions, please don't hesitate to ask.  Tune in for more posts this week about some of my latest projects!

Thursday, February 6, 2014

{Tuesday} Weekly Deals Are Here!

It's Thursday, and even though I'm late in posting, there are new deals!  Check out what's available for a discount through Monday, February 10.  Don't forget that Sale-A-Bration is upon us!  Click {HERE}* to read all about it.

This week's deals:

Calypso Coral Chevron Ribbon, #130018, Originally $8.95, on sale now for $6.21!

Canvas Creations, #129375, Originally $3.95, on sale now for $2.96!

Delicate Doilies, #126999, Originally $21.95, on sale now for $16.46!

From the Heart, Wood Mount Only, #132007, Originally $39.95, on sale now for $29.96!

Island Indigo Chevron Ribbon, #131151, Originally $8.95, on sale now for $6.21!

Simply Pressed Clay, #130685, Originally $6.95, on sale now for $5.21!

Soft Sky Seam Binding Ribbon, #131210, Originally $6.95, on sale now for $5.21!

Sweetest Ever Valentine's Designer Template download, My Digital Studio, #129009, Originally $9.95, on sale now for $5.97!

I'm sorry I'm so late -- it's been a zany week here...  Enjoy the deals!

*The Sale-a-Bration post linked at the beginning of this message also includes LAST WEEK'S deals, so they're not available anymore (well, they are available, but just at full price).