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Thursday, April 10, 2014

Skating by ...

oh boy it's been busy!  With the crazy weather, lots of snow and everything life has been throwing at me...I haven't had time to blog.  Don't worry- I've been busy in the Igloo ;)
But I want to share what I recently worked on...
I was asked to make 15 birthday invitations for twin boys.  They were having a roller skating party.  I didn't have a stamp for that- although Stampin' Up! does offer a solution for that.  I opted for these.


My customer was so excited for these!  I love happy customers!!

thank you for stopping by.  :)  get your stamp on!

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Valentine's Day card

We had a team swap and for this month it was Valentine's Day.  This was my card.  I do like how it came out.  It uses Stampin' Up! Hearts a flutter stamp set and framelits, and a stamp from "See ya Later" which you can choose for FREE during Sale A Bration!  Visit my site to see all the selections you can choose for FREE and the new Occasions catalog. 

thanks for stopping by.  Have a stamptastic day!

Monday, January 20, 2014

Card in a box

I have been seeing these pop up (no pun intended) and I had to give it a go myself. After a few alterations, it came out well I think! The birthday one was my first try. Not too bad. But the "thinking of you" was for a team challenge and I like that one best. It uses some sneak peek items from the upcoming Occasions catalog and Sale A Bration brochure. I made the flowers stand up by using a stem made by the window sheet. I think I need to have a class on this card!
Thanks for stopping by

Sunday, December 8, 2013

Frosted Finishes-look stunning as jewelry

I have seen various examples using the Stampin' Up! frosted finishes for jewelry pieces.  I had to give it a go myself.

And at Christmas time, you definitely want some bling! 

The first set, I did Thanksgiving morning before we went out to a friend's house for dinner...

I made 3 pairs of earrings and a bracelet.  I did them in all sterling silver.
 
they were such a hit, I was contacted to make this:
All done in sterling silver.  I hope she likes it.  I love how they came out!
 
Thanks for stopping by...

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Holiday event

Last Saturday I had my first Holiday event.  It was a nice event, and a lot of fun.  We made 4 cards (2 of each) and 2 gift card holders (2 each) and a 3D project. 

Here are the cards we made: I love the triple time stamping!  We used Snowflake Soiree which was a carry over from the catalog last year.  We stamped it in Soft Sky and Smoky Slate (both new colours this year) on whisper white card stock and used Soft Sky card stock.  Adding the finishing touch was the frosted finishes, giving it a bit of bling. 


 a new style that seems to be growing in popularity is the file folder card.  It uses the new Stampin up Envelope punch board.  They look so cute!  we used Island Indigo card stock, the DSP from the Winter Frost paper stack.  We added the Soft Sky seam binding ribbon. 

Another stamp that was in the carry over from last year, available online is called Evergreen.  I love the 2 step look on this card.  I stamped the tree in Always Artichoke then inked the layer stamp in the frost white shimmer paint (on the clearance rack).  I punched a star out of the silver glimmer paper and added some taffeta ribbon and ribbon slide (also from the clearance rack)

I love the window shaker card!  I first saw this when Stampin Up! showed it in the opening video for convention 2013.  It  is a standard size card.  and the shaker window uses whisper white card stock and a piece of window sheet.  The images stamped are the greeting from More Merry Messages (another carry over from last year) and the single star stamp.  I love that stamp-there are other possibilities with it.  It also uses the hot trend of washi tape.  I added some buttons (retired brights, and new brights) and some bling with the glimmer paper in red and gold and a basic gem in the center of the star.  It's a cute little fun card.

 I love these gift card holders!  the top note die is really cute.  There are multi layers, but it comes together rather nicely.  The colours of card stock used are whisper white, gumball green and cherry cobbler.  The DSP is from the seasons of style paper stack (in the new holiday catalog).  I used cherry cobbler seam binding ribbon and perfect polka dot embossing folder.  And the stamp set Very Merry Tags in the holiday catalog.  On the inside you can slide in a gift card or cash. 

 
This gift card holder is super cute!  It uses the Stampin' Up! pop n cuts base.  I layered some dsp (again from the season of style paper stack) and it just gives it a bit of colour.  I also used the single stamp for the tag and the  1/4" silver ribbon from the holiday catalog.  On the inside there is room for a gift card and sentiment as well.
 
This is too stinking cute!  We used the season of style paper stack and cut strips and curled them with a bone folder.  Then applied them to a Styrofoam wreath.  I love how it came out. I did add a topper to it.  I used the single star stamp and greeting from more merry messages.  It will look nice in the igloo.
 
 
 
 
Thanks for stopping by, and I hope you visit again.

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Joyful Christmas Wishes...

here is the other card we made at our team meeting.  I love this poinsettia stamp set...and I think it is a must have stamp!   I just think the cherry cobbler and old olive colour combo just shouts CHRISTMAS!  such a pretty card.

 
thanks for stopping by and having a look around. 

Best of...

This year is Stampin' Up!'s 25th anniversary and as part of their 25-year anniversary celebration, they're bringing back some of their favorite stamp images from the last quarter century and combining them into 12 sets, which will release-one set per month-during 2013. Even better, along with some great classic images, each "Best of" set will also include a never-before-seen image!

Check my website every month to see what each set is!

Some things to remember:

All Best of stamp sets will include 3-5 images, including a never-before seen image, and will be priced at $14.95.

While they are releasing just one Best of stamp set per month (with a new theme each month), all of the Best of sets will be available until March 31, 2014.

All Best of stamp sets are available in Clear-Mount only.

While we are releasing just one Best of stamp set per month, all of the Best of sets will be available until March 31, 2014.

As a special incentive to collect the Best of stamps, we're including a collector's card and 25-year proof of purchase sticker with every Best of set. Collect six stickers, and send it in to redeem a FREE set of your choice valued up to $14.95! Free sets must be redeemed no later than April 30, 2014 

Visit my site: crazypenguindesigns.stampinup.net