Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Simple Joy & Special Offers Ending Today

"Simplicity is the keynote of all true elegance." ~ Coco Channel

Coco always had it right. Take a simple design and glam it up a bit and you have something that people will talk about. I think this card below fits the bill. All products Stampin' Up!



This is another design team sample for Ink Big Academy Stamps. When I first laid eyes on the Fabulous Foil Designer Acetate, my jaw dropped. Not only is the gold side beautiful, but it is reversible to a silver side, meaning something for everyone! These are 12" x 12" sheets, 2 each of 3 single sided designs. 


Things to note about the Fabulous Foil Acetate:
  1. It makes a great layer on almost any project.
  2. Use it with your Big Shot, cut it or punch it
  3. All of Stampin' Up's gold & silver items work with it
  4. Looks beautiful with just about every color


The other parts of this card that I think are simple, yet stunning are the curved layers in the Whisper White top layer of the card and the graduated color of the bottom layer under the Foil Acetate.  


I sponged the bottom layer of Whisper White cardstock with Emerald Envy ink until I had the almost ombre look I wanted. The curved layers were cut using the long die cut from the Swirly Scribbles Thinlits. I think it's great when you can use a die in a different way than you first imagine it being used. 


I finished this card off with the word "Joy" from the Wonderful Wreath Framelit Dies. I cut the top layer from Gold Glimmer paper and layered it up on another one cut from Emerald Envy cardstock. 


Supply list:


Don't forget to check out the current special offers. This promotion ends today...get the deals while they last!



Don't miss out on clearance rack items that are up to 60% off while supplies last. Click here to see all of the items available. 



Want to earn a free gift during the month of September? Simply place an online order between $50 & $149.99 (not including tax & shipping) and use the hostess code shown in the top of the right hand column of this page. Your gift will be mailed around the second week of October. If your order is over $150, don't use the hostess code...you get all of the hostess benefits at that point! If you will be using the hostess code, see below for instructions on how to do so. 


Be sure and do not check "no contact" from demonstrator. If you do that, I will not be able to see your contact information to send your hostess gift. 

As always, let me know if you have any questions about the project or the products used. Thanks for visiting my blog.

Artfully Yours,
Kim


Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Glittery Christmas Deer

I just love some of the new stamp/die bundles in the Stampin' Up! Holiday catalog. Two of my favorites are the Christmas Pines/Pretty Pines bundle and the Santa's Sleigh bundle. A few days ago, I spotted a gorgeous card on Pinterest by an amazing stamp artist named Deepti Malik. I just knew I had to CASE it! Below is my version of her beautiful card using Stampin' Up! products. 


A little tip: I realized I was out of Gold Glimmer Paper and really wanted the deer to be glittery. I simply took a piece of cardstock and tapped Versamark all over it. Then I embossed that piece of card stock with Heat & Stick Powder and applied Gold Stampin' Glitter to the sticky surface. When I do this to make my own Glimmer Paper, I take an ordinary piece of scrap typing paper and fold it in half, put the glittered piece of paper inside the folded piece and I run my bone folder all over it to make sure all the glitter is stuck as well as it can be, then I shake off the excess glitter. Voila! My own Glimmer Paper. At that point, I used the deer die to cut out the shape. For this card, I also applied Heat & Stick Powder to stamped splatters (using a stamp from Gorgeous Grunge) and applied Gold Stampin' Glitter to the splatters. Somehow during the "glittering", I have ended up with it on my face and clothes. Funny, it doesn't seem to need the Heat & Stick Powder for that. Ha!


Supply list:





Click here to see everything the Holiday Catalog has to offer. 


Don't forget to check out the current special offers. This promotion ends tomorrow...get the deals while they last!




Don't miss out on clearance rack items that are up to 60% off while supplies last. Click here to see all of the items available. 





Want to earn a free gift during the month of September? Simply place an online order between $50 & $149.99 (not including tax & shipping) and use the hostess code shown in the top of the right hand column of this page. Your gift will be mailed around the second week of October. If your order is over $150, don't use the hostess code...you get all of the hostess benefits at that point! If you will be using the hostess code, see below for instructions on how to do so. 


Be sure and do not check "no contact" from demonstrator. If you do that, I will not be able to see your contact information to send your hostess gift. 

As always, let me know if you have any questions about the project or the products used. Thanks for visiting my blog.

Artfully Yours,



Kim



Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Pals September Blog Hop: My Favorite Season


Welcome to the Pals Blog Hop for September 2016. We are thankful you stopped by to take a look at our new 2016 Blog Hop monthly themes.  This month our projects represent our favorite year end Season. It may be Autumn, Winter, Halloween, Thanksgiving or Christmas (and maybe even a combination!) We hope to provide you with lots of ideas and that you enjoy our creations.

You may just be starting the Blog Hop or may have come from the previous link from the Line-up on the Pals Blog Hop listing shown below.  The full lineup will help you move along from blog to blog so you may see all the projects.

I had been playing with the new stamp set called Christmas Pines, when I had the idea to mix it with a little watercolor and the tree die from Santa's Sleigh dies. I watercolored a panel, then die cut the tree out. I stamped & embossed the pine image on the tree only, then stamped & embossed the scattered looking snow/star image on the back ground. All products Stampin' Up!


I think this made an elegant looking card that actually took very little time to create. It almost has a dreamy quality about it. The gold metallic thread and sequins complete the look. Supply list below. 



Thanks for visiting. To continue with the hop, please refer to the Blog Hop Line-up below. We hope to see you on next month’s Pals Blog Hop! 

  1. Kim Jolley at Stampin' Artfully    (you are here)

Supply List:




Do you have a Stampin' Up! demonstrator? If not, I would love to be your source for these amazing products and hopefully give you a good dose of inspiration from time to time. This is not just a hobby for me, it is a passion! 

Please use the hostess code shown in the top right corner when ordering online, unless your order will total $150 before shipping & tax. At that point, you become your own hostess and get all the rewards! 

As always, let me know if you have any questions about the project or the products used. Thanks for visiting my blog.


Artfully Yours,
Kim


Thursday, September 8, 2016

Happy Birthday Dear {#GDP052}


I'm playing along with the Global Design Project challenge this week, which is "CASE the Designer". 



When you CASE the Designer, you might be inspired by the colors, the pattern, or even the theme. It is really up to you what you would like to be inspired by. I chose to use the layout of her lovely card.  All products Stampin' Up!


I knew when I purchased the Santa's Sleigh bundle from the new holiday catalog, I just had to find other ways to use the deer image and/or the die cut. For this card, I used the large splatter stamp from the "must have" Gorgeous Grunge set to create a colorful background to die cut the deer image from. I used Bermuda Bay, Emerald Envy & Soft Suede to create the colorful piece. It almost made me think of camouflage, even though that wasn't my intention at the beginning. Wouldn't this make a great guy card? 

Supply List:





Click here to see everything the new catalog has to offer. 



Stampin' Up! has also came out with a brand new crop of special offers today. Don't delay if you see something you want. 






Want to earn a free gift during the month of September? Simply place an online order between $50 & $149.99 (not including tax & shipping) and use the hostess code shown in the top of the right hand column of this page. Your gift will be mailed around the second week of October. If your order is over $150, don't use the hostess code...you get all of the hostess benefits at that point! If you will be using the hostess code, see below for instructions on how to do so. 


Be sure and do not check "no contact" from demonstrator. If you do that, I will not be able to see your contact information to send your hostess gift. 

As always, let me know if you have any questions about the project or the products used. Thanks for visiting my blog.

Artfully Yours,


Kim







Saturday, September 3, 2016

Cards In A Flash with Serene Scenery DSP

Want to get more done in less time and create beautiful cards at the same time? If so, the Serene Scenery Designer Series Paper Pack is just what you need! The following cards were actually made for my gig as a design team member over on Inkbig Academy Stamps. Lisa Pretto was kind enough to ask me to be on her team and I'm so excited! All products Stampin' Up!




Look at all of the beautiful designs:


Serene Scenery Designer Series Paper Stack
*48 Sheets, 4 each of 12 double-sided designs*
*6 x 6 sheets
*Acid free
*Lignin free
*Coordinates with: Bermuda Bay, Crumb Cake, Delightful Dijon, Island Indigo, Old Olive, Pool Party, Whisper White




Want to earn a free gift during the month of September? Simply place an online order between $50 & $149.99 (not including tax & shipping) and use the hostess code shown in the top of the right hand column of this page. Your gift will be mailed around the second week of October. If your order is over $150, don't use the hostess code...you get all of the hostess benefits at that point! If you will be using the hostess code, see below for instructions on how to do so. 



Be sure and do not check "no contact" from demonstrator. If you do that, I will not be able to see your contact information to send your hostess gift. 

As always, let me know if you have any questions about the project or the products used. Thanks for visiting my blog.

Artfully Yours,

Kim





Friday, September 2, 2016

25% off and the new Holiday Catalog is LIVE!



I apologize for this blog update being a day late due to an end of summer cold that has me down a bit. However, I wanted to let you know that you can save 25% on select Stampin' Up! items until September 21. Click here to see the first week of discounted items. Stampin' Up! will change the discounted items weekly.



It's here, it's here! Click here to order from the new holiday catalog. There are so many wonderful samples, new stamp set, dies, punches, etc...it is a real drool fest!




Want to earn a free gift during the month of September? Simply place an online order between $50 & $149.99 (not including tax & shipping) and use the hostess code shown in the top of the right hand column of this page. Your gift will be mailed around the second week of October. If your order is over $150, don't use the hostess code...you get all of the hostess benefits at that point! If you will be using the hostess code, see below for instructions on how to do so. 



Be sure and do not check "no contact" from demonstrator. If you do that, I will not be able to see your contact information to send your hostess gift. 

As always, let me know if you have any questions about the project or the products used. Thanks for visiting my blog.

Artfully Yours,


Kim











Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Last Day for Thoughtful Branches

I'm so sad to see this bundle go, but very excited (still) about the samples I was able to create using it. It has so many fantastic possibilities! Click here to get it before it is too late. The Thoughtful Branches bundle is only available until August 31. If you don't think you need both the stamp set and the dies, you can purchase each individually. See below for info on getting your shipping reimbursed until the end of today. 

Thought you might like a trip down memory lane to see what I have created using this set. Clicking on the individual photo will take you to the original blog post. I'm posting my my popular samples first. (based on Pinterest and the emails I've received) Unless otherwise noted, all images Stampin! Up!


Yes...it's a pumpkin! As far as I know, it is something I came up with because I hadn't seen any samples like it on Pinterest or the web. I love how it turned out and I LOVE seeing all of the CASES of this card. 


My brain was really on overdrive when I came up with this little coach I have dubbed "Gypsy Wagon". Click on the photo to see the story behind it and info on all of the bits and pieces I used to create it. 


I just had to jump on the pineapple craze I've been seeing everywhere. I think that die cut worked pretty well!


And then there is the "Bite Me" card. This was really meant to be a vampire of sorts, but in  retrospect, I should have made the face in a purple shade. Oh well, I love it any way. More info on how I put it together using bits and pieces on the original blog post. 


This was a very simple card to put together. Other than the word stamp, there is only one other stamp image I used to create this card: the leaf canopy image in the stamp set. More details on blog post. 






Just look at all of the possibilities! 





I would appreciate it more than you know, if you ordered anything you need from my online store available by clicking on the link above. If you haven't signed up for my blog updates, please do so now. I will be sending out a blog update on September 1 with reminders about the new holiday catalog and a special offer. 

Want to earn free shipping during the month of August?? Simply place an order online with me using the hostess code above right for at least $50 before tax & shipping. (This is my promotion, not a Stampin' Up! promotion) Just after September 1, I will either mail you check or refund the shipping cost to your paypal account. Your choice. Be sure and do not check "no contact" from demonstrator. If you do that, I will not be able to see your contact information to reimburse you. 


As always, let me know if you have any questions about the project or the products used. Thanks for visiting my blog.

Artfully Yours,

Kim