All Ears

This trio of bunnies are too adorable for words and I’ve been looking for an excuse to use them, so I combined sketch #78 from the Freshly Made Sketches blog and the color inspiration on my Creative Juice by Loni Facebook page…and it turned out so sweet! Of course, I had to add the bunny tails, so it’s really NOT JUST all ears…

Card Recipe: **All supplies from Stampin’ Up! of course!**

  • Stamps: Ears to You single stamp (Item 132659…only available through March 31, 2013!)
  • Ink: Bashful Blue, So Saffron, Lucky Limeade & Crumb Cake Stampin’ Write Markers
  • Paper: Crumb Cake, Very Vanilla, Whisper White & Bashful Blue card stock. Tea for Two Designer Series Paper (129311)
  • Accessories: Lucky Limeade Ruffled Ribbon (122977), Labels Collection Framelits (125598), Big Shot (113439), Honeycomb embossing folder (119378), Scallop Edge Border punch (119882), Itty Bitty Shapes punch pack (118309), Pearls Basic Jewels (119247), sanding block, Stampin’ Dimensionals

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A Way with Words

Sometimes words just speak for themselves: That’s how I feel about the new “Feel Goods” stamp set in the Spring Catalog! The quotes are uplifting and positive, and don’t we each know someone who could use a little encouragement or appreciation? The challenge is sometimes how to create the card with words as the focal point. Here’s one idea I wanted to share with you today:
Go ahead, make someone “Feel Good” by sending them a card today!

Card Recipe (all supplies from Stampin’ Up!): Pretty in Pink, Early Espresso, Very Vanilla card stock, Early Espresso and Crumb Cake ink pad, Tea for Two Designer Series Paper (129311), Feel Goods stamp set (Spring Catalog pg 21), Labels Collection Framelits (125598), Designer Builder Brads (129329), 1 3/4 Scallop Circle Punch (119854), Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack (118309), 5/8″ Crochet Trim (118481), Honeycomb Embossing Folder (129378) and Big Shot (113439), stamping sponge (101610) and sanding block (129367) 

 

Spring Share: Secret Garden Miracle

My friend Sally created this elegant card with a few products from the Spring Catalog. Isn’t it beautiful?

Supplies (all Stampin’ Up!): Whisper White, Real Red, Wild Wasabi card stock, Secret Garden stamp set and Cloudy Day textured embossing folder (from Spring catalog), Little Leaves sizzlit, Big Shot, Pearl jewel. The words are from a NEW Sale-a-Bration set called Bloomin’ Marvelous and will be FREE with a $50 purchase starting January 22nd 🙂

Go ahead and put that embossing folder (item 127022) on your wish list…as you see more and more of it, you won’t be able to live without it!

Shimmer & Shine

If I were a drinker (I’m not), I would try champagne just because I love the name. Come on, say it with me: “SHAM-PANE”. Champage, Champage, Champage…say it three times and click your heels together and you’ll be taken to a wonderful castle in a cloud! Okay, maybe not, but drink in this beautiful card created with the Champagne Glimmer Paper (Item 127885) and Very Vanilla card stock (this week’s color challenge over at Create with Connie and Mary~CCMC230):

Must say I adore how the Crumb Cake Seam Binding Ribbon (Item 122332) matches so beautifully, tying all the elegant elements together 🙂 I used the Stripes embossing folder (Item 123128) for the background, used the Label Collection Framelits to cut the focal points and embossed the New Year’s single stamp (Item 132336) in gold. This stamp is fabulous because you can use it year after year. I’ll be using this card for many upcoming events!

Check out more of the single stamps by clicking on the link on the right (only available through January 2, 2013) and of course, the Clearance Rack Blitz!

Hang On to Your Hats! Texture Boutique & Talking Tags (and that’s just the beginning)

Hang on to your hats because there are SO MANY new announcements from Stampin’ Up! it might blow you away (I’ve been completely amazed many times the past few days!!) I’ve shared a few videos to tell you about these new products:

First, A LIMITED NUMBER of the Texture Boutique Embossing Machines are available while supplies last…

‘Tis the season of giving, and the Texture Boutique makes a wonderful gift for anyone who wants to create their own elegant embossed art. To help you with your gift-giving needs, we’re offering a special value bundle that saves you $5.90. If you prefer, you can also purchase the Texture Boutique alone. Looking for stocking stuffers? Pick up some additional embossing folders.

Texture Boutique Bundle
Item 132700
$39.95 (a $45.85 value)
Includes

  • Texture Boutique Embossing Machine, 1 Pair of Standard Embossing Pads, 1 Mylar Shim
  • Flower Garden Textured Impressions Embossing Folder-Stampin’ Up! exclusive
  • Stripes Textured Impressions Embossing Folder-Stampin’ Up! exclusive

Texture Boutique Embossing Machine
Item 132657
$29.95
Includes

  •  Texture Boutique Embossing Machine, 1 pair of Standard Embossing Pads, 1 Mylar Shim

***AND***
Talking Tags!!
With Talking Tag, you can send a gift that is uniquely you. Talking Tag is a message label you can attach to cards, invitations, gifts . . . anything! Personalize birthday cards, Christmas gifts or even record quick instructions for a project. Now your pictures really can say a thousand words!
How to Buy Talking Tags:
Buy ’em by the sheet! You get 10 tags for just $7.95 (item 129723).
How to record a voice message:

  1. Download the FREE TalkingTagT App on you smartphone from talkingtag.mobi, iTunes® or Google PlayT.
  2. Adhere the message tag to your card or gift.
  3. Open TalkingTagT App and scan the code.
  4. Record your message (recording starts immediately, so make sure you’re ready!).

You will have the opportunity to listen, re-record, cancel, or confirm your message after you’ve completed recording it. Each label allows up to 60 seconds of a greeting, song, or product message.
To play the message, recipients will need to download the app and scan the code.  Messages are saved for two years, so they can listen to it over and over.

COME BACK TOMORROW FOR THE BIG ANNOUNCEMENT ABOUT THE STAMPIN‘ UP! ONLINE EXTRAVAGANZA BLOWOUT SALE!

National Card Making Day Challenge

Tomorrow (October 6th) is National Card Making Day and to celebrate, I have TWO challenges for you and that means TWO chances to win a prize! I have posted a COLOR challenge on my Facebook page and here on my blog is the SKETCH challenge. Play along! Here is the basic sketch, a basic 3 panel card:

And here is my 3 panel card:

Card Recipe (all from Stampin’ Up!): Whisper White and Midnight Muse card stock, Summer Starfruit and Midnight Muse ink pads, Brayer, Flower Garden embossing folder (item #123113), Big Shot, Midnight Muse Stitched Satin ribbon. 

Feel free to add embellishments to the basic sketch and have fun with it! Share your cards with the link tool below through Monday,  October 8th at noon for a chance to win a spool of the Midnight Muse Stitched Satin Ribbon I used on my card AND a copy of my card! Happy National Card-Making Day/Weekend!


UPDATE 10/25/12: Congratulations Heather for winning the Midnight Muse Stitched Satin Ribbon!