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Monday, April 21, 2014

Going...going...going...GONE!

Two big news to tell you about today...
First of all.  The 2013-2014 Catalog retiring list was announced today- and some things are already gone-not to be replenished!  So when I say-get it while you can...it's not a joke!

US Retiring Stamp List


US Retiring Accessories List

The second big news is for this week ONLY on STANDARD shipping... any order amount is FREE!!!!  Only need a couple things from the weekly specials (which ends today) or the retiring lists.... pay NO SHIPPING on STANDARD orders only!  How awesome is that???

As for the retired lists...some items are already gone! So act fast!



Thanks for stopping by and have a stamptastic day!


Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Huge News at Stampin' Up!

Big news was announced yesterday... Stampin' Up! and Becky Higgins are teaming up and offering Project Life.

project life

We are so so so excited to let you know we’ve partnered with the amazing Becky Higgins to bring you the real deal—authentic Project Life products, now in exclusive Stampin’ Up! colors and designs. If you’ve somehow missed the Project Life craze and are wondering what it’s all about, we’ll fill you in: it’s a super simple, totally affordable way to get your photos into albums: you just slip your photos into Photo Pocket Pages and add designed cards. It’s a back-to-basics approach to documenting your life. In a nutshell, it’s all about spending more time making memories and less time scrapbooking them.
You’ll be able to order a selection of Project Life products starting May 1! And with the launch of our new annual catalog on June 2, you’ll be able to buy from our complete line of Project Life products.
Can’t wait that long? Stampin’ Up! demonstrators will be able to order the limited selection starting April 21. So if you’re a demonstrator make sure to check the demonstrator website that day; if you’re not a demonstrator, sign up and you can order the products early too!
Here are the items you’ll be able to purchase on May 1:





 

I'm excited for this!  

and if you'd like to sign up and get the pre-order...AND a discount (btw, you can use these items in your kit when you sign up) let me know.  You can go to my page: www.crazypenguindesigns.stampinup.net and join my team.  

happy stampin'!

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.