Thursday, November 23, 2017

Happy Thanksgiving: Feeling Blessed Today

Happy Thanksgiving! I woke up feeling blessed today. Blessed to have close family and friends that I know will not let me down and are appreciative that we are in their lives. 

Life has thrown my husband and I some curve balls these last few years. Some pretty bad stuff. A combination of a Jerry Springer show and a horror movie all rolled in to one. Young lives have been ruined and I have found that bad people can lie and get away with terrible things at times and there is absolutely nothing you can do about it. I have found it hard to breathe some days. After a particularly harrowing situation about a year ago,  we decided to stop dwelling on the bad things and things we have no control over. Stopped letting those things rule the day. Instead, we let joy and thankfulness rule the day. I'm not saying we are never sad or unhappy about the things that have happened. We just realize that life is too short to be upset 24/7. 

On to the card for today: how do you turn holly leaves in to autumn leaves? When you stamp them with Crushed Curry and Pumpkin Pie! All products Stampin' Up!


I just love the texture of the holly leaves in the Good Tidings set. I have tried stamping them in many different colors for interesting backgrounds and they all look lovely. By keeping the leaves and the holly berries in autumn tones, it completely changes the look from Christmas to Autumn. 

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November Hostess Code Gift with Purchase

Free Embossing Folder ($8.50 or less)

Want more to LOVE? Simply place an online order through me for the amount of $75 or more (before tax & shipping) and you will earn your choice of a Stampin' Up! Textured Embossing Folder valued at $8.50 or less. There are 14 embossing folders at this price point currently, including a few new ones that have are available in the 2017 Holiday Catalog. Embossing folders will be mailed to out in December. Just use the hostess code in the top right corner when ordering, DO NOT choose "no contact" from demonstrator. Then email me at stampinartfully@gmail.com to let me know which embossing folder you would like to have. 

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. Live in the US and need a catalog? Just let me know. This is not just a hobby for me, it is a passion! Click on the header above to find out more info on how you can earn free stamp sets just by shopping with me. Earn Frequent Buyer Rewards!

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! 

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Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Feather Together Birthday Card

My son chose well for his partner in life. Jennifer is a lovely woman and I'm proud that she is a part of our family. I also LOVE that she likes pretty things. I always enjoy making her cards, because I do believe she appreciates them! Unless noted, all products Stampin' Up!


To make this background, I simply placed 3 of the feather images from the Feather Together stamp set all at the same time on a clear block. This makes for a simple way to do an all over background. After stamping the image repeately with Melon Mambo on Whisper White cardstock, I used one of the other feather images and a splatter image from Awesomely Artistic to add some gold embossing to the background. I gold embossed the sentiment from Feather Together on vellum. 


Before I attached the vellum, I took a small piece of ordinary cheesecloth and tapped Versamark on the edges, then sprinkled gold embossing powder directly on the cheesecloth. I always lay my cheesecloth on a piece of aluminum foil and hold it down with a wooden skewer or the end of a paint brush as I heat emboss with the heat tool. The aluminum foil reflects the heat, helping the heat embossing go super quick! I applied a few tiny pieces of Tear & Tape to adhere the cheese cloth. I used Multipurpose Glue to glue gold sequins to the vellum piece. After the glue was dry, I put glue on the back side of the vellum (only on spots underneath where the sequins were glued, this helps hide your glue) and adhered on top of the cheesecloth. There is a small scrap of Whisper White cardstock under the vellum and the cheesecloth, to make the gold embossed wording stand out a bit more. 

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There’s OH SO MUCH on sale during the Stampin’ Up! On-Line Extravaganza.  Save up to 40%.  Get all the details and see what’s on sale HERE along with even more ways to save!

November Hostess Code Gift with Purchase

Free Embossing Folder ($8.50 or less)

Want more to LOVE? Simply place an online order through me for the amount of $75 or more (before tax & shipping) and you will earn your choice of a Stampin' Up! Textured Embossing Folder valued at $8.50 or less. There are 14 embossing folders at this price point currently, including a few new ones that have are available in the 2017 Holiday Catalog. Embossing folders will be mailed to out in December. Just use the hostess code in the top right corner when ordering, DO NOT choose "no contact" from demonstrator. Then email me at stampinartfully@gmail.com to let me know which embossing folder you would like to have. 

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. Live in the US and need a catalog? Just let me know. This is not just a hobby for me, it is a passion! Click on the header above to find out more info on how you can earn free stamp sets just by shopping with me. Earn Frequent Buyer Rewards!

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.



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Monday, November 20, 2017

24 Hour Stamp Sale & On-Line Extravaganza Deals Start NOW!





The Stampin’ Up! Online Extravaganza Sale only happens once a year so you’ll want to make the most of it.  For one week only, November 20-26, shop & save on select Stampin’ Up! products.  ORDER QUICKLY!  There are limited supplies at these prices!

24 hr flash sales on Nov. 20 (TODAY) and Nov. 27!
STAMPS (20% off select stamps during TODAY’S, 24 Hr Flash Sale – BELOW), DIES, PUNCHES AND MORE! Click HERE to see the full printable list on sale during the Online Extravaganza and the Nov. 20 Flash Sale.  
Click the following products to shop on-line Nov. 20 – 26 at discounted prices.  Scroll further down for Monday, Nov. 20 flash sale savings on select stamps.





24-HOUR FLASH SALES!  To make this sale even more exciting, there will be 24-hour sales on the first (Nov. 20 – TODAY) and the day after the final day (Monday, Nov. 27) of the promotion.  The 24-hour sales will offer discounts on select products ONLY on that day!





Also,  Stampin’ Up! is offering a special 24-hour flash sale on November 27th (after other Online Extravaganza deals end on the 26th).  Details soon!

November Hostess Code Gift with Purchase

Free Embossing Folder ($8.50 or less)

Want more to LOVE? Simply place an online order through me for the amount of $75 or more (before tax & shipping) and you will earn your choice of a Stampin' Up! Textured Embossing Folder valued at $8.50 or less. There are 14 embossing folders at this price point currently, including a few new ones that have are available in the 2017 Holiday Catalog. Embossing folders will be mailed to out in December. Just use the hostess code in the top right corner when ordering, DO NOT choose "no contact" from demonstrator. Then email me at stampinartfully@gmail.com to let me know which embossing folder you would like to have. 

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. Live in the US and need a catalog? Just let me know. This is not just a hobby for me, it is a passion! Click on the header above to find out more info on how you can earn free stamp sets just by shopping with me. Earn Frequent Buyer Rewards!

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.



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Thursday, November 16, 2017

Fall Birthday Card

I tend to be like the carpenter who never gets building projects done at his own home. My husband's birthday was yesterday and I had not made him a card...until 4am yesterday morning! Unless noted, all products Stampin' Up!

This is one of my shaving cream tech cards (#notyourmothersshavingcreamtech) with an image from Lovely as a Tree stamped on it, then I used stamps from the Happy Celebrations stamp set and a folder from the Celebrations Duo Textured Impressions Embossing Folders. The colors I used are Pumpkin Pie, Crushed Curry and Soft Suede.


When I did the shaving cream technique on the Whisper White cardstock, I used Pumpkin Pie on top, Crushed Curry toward the center, then Soft Suede toward the bottom. I stamped the trees with Soft Suede. 


After the background and the initial tree images had been stamped, I ran it through the embossing folder that coordinates with the Happy Celebrations stamp set. Then I used the larger splatter stamp from that set to stamp over the debossed "celebrate". (I stamped the splatter image once on scrap paper with Soft Suede, then stamped it over the debossed area.) I finished it off with the "your day" sentiment from the same stamp set and layered it on to a piece of top folded Soft Suede cardstock. 

For more info on the shaving cream technique, click here or watch the video below for tips and tricks. 





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RESERVE YOUR STAMPARATUS starting Nov. 16.  The “buzz” for this must-have stamp positioning tool and how to reserve one here.

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November Hostess Code Gift with Purchase

Want more to LOVE? Simply place an online order through me for the amount of $75 or more (before tax & shipping) and you will earn your choice of a Stampin' Up! Textured Embossing Folder valued at $8.50 or less. There are 14 embossing folders at this price point currently, including a few new ones that have are available in the 2017 Holiday Catalog. Embossing folders will be mailed to out in December. Just use the hostess code in the top right corner when ordering, DO NOT choose "no contact" from demonstrator. Then email me at stampinartfully@gmail.com to let me know which embossing folder you would like to have. 

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. Live in the US and need a catalog? Just let me know. This is not just a hobby for me, it is a passion! Click on the header above to find out more info on how you can earn free stamp sets just by shopping with me. Earn Frequent Buyer Rewards!

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,


Wednesday, November 15, 2017

The Stamparatus: New Stamping Tool That Changes Everything!

The noise you just heard was Stampin' Up! breaking the mold!

After months and months of research, Stampin' Up! has came up with the most innovative tool yet for perfect stamped image placement! I know what you are thinking, you have seen these before. Let me assure you, you have not seen anything quite like this. The Stamparatus will change the way you stamp and craft and you will wonder how you ever did without it!


You’ll fall in love with stamping all over again when you learn everything you can do with the Stamparatus – the BEST stamp positioning tool on the market!



Retail Price: $49.00 (plus shipping and handling)


Why do YOU need a Stamparatus?
  • Make multiples with ease
  • Consistently stamp crisp, clean images
  • If you want a darker impression (or to fill in a “missed spot”), apply more ink and re-stamp—no need to start over
  • Make fewer mistakes, saving time and money
  • Easily create 2-step, 3-step, and 4-step stamped images using reversible plates
  • Develop new and specialized stamping techniques with adjustable stamping plates and precision placement
  • Compatible with Stampin’ Up!’s red rubber and photopolymer stamp
  • Foam mat to use with photopolymer stamps
  • Rulers and gridlines for quick measuring
  • 2 open sides so you can stamp on larger paper
  • 2 reversible plates: a total of 4 surfaces to work with
  • 2 magnets to hold the paper in place
  • Magnet storage underneath the Stamparatus.


Must see video with the 5 things you need to know about this amazing tool:





I’ve gotta have a Stamparatus. How do I get in line?
Reserve now for the November 16 – 30, 2017 reservation window with delivery on or around February 1, 2018. The reservation window opens at 2:00 PM (MT) on November 16. While supplies last.
  • Reservation quantities are while supplies last.
  • You may participate in multiple reservation windows.  
  • 1 tool per customer per reservation window.
  • In order to reserve your Stamparatus, you are required to provide your credit card information.
  • Credit cards will not be charged until the Stamparatus ships from our facility. When you close your order, be sure to verify that your credit card and shipping information is correct.
RESERVATION WINDOWSAVAILABLE TO SHIP
November 16–30, 2017Approx. February 1, 2018
December 5–30, 2017Approx. March 19, 2018
January 15–30, 2018Approx. April 15, 2018
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Artfully Yours,


Monday, November 13, 2017

Good Tidings!

Happy Monday! I hope your weekend was good. My Sunday was spent working a bit on samples and hanging out with my favorite guy...Hard to believe, but we will be married 36 years next Friday. 

I was able to get inky yesterday with the Good Tidings stamp set. The holly leaves are quite lovely. A bit of a disclaimer: I didn't work too hard to line things up perfectly with this two-step stamp set. With two-step stamping, you are able to line the images up (stamping one or more on top of each other) to create depth. However, I liked the painterly effect I achieved on these cards without worrying about matching the images exactly. All products Stampin' Up!

For the card below, I used Pear Pizzazz, Old Olive, Berry Burst and Tuxedo Black Memento inks, stamped on Crumb Cake cardstock. I love when a one layer card turns out so well! 


For the card below, I used the same ink colors stamped on Whisper White paper. I layered the top layer on Berry Burst card stock, then Pear Pizzazz cardstock for the bottom or folded layer of the card. The Pear Pizazz color is light enough that you can stamp the sentiment directly on the inside without the need for a lighter colored layer. 


I used the same Baker's Twine on both and similar layout, just a different orientation. 

For the card below, I used Pear Pizzazz, Old Olive, Berry Burst and Tuxedo Black Memento inks, stamped on Pool Party cardstock. I think it almost looks vintage and I love it. 


For the card below, I used Pear Pizzazz, Old Olive, Berry Burst and Tuxedo Black Memento inks, stamped on Powder Pink cardstock. I was originally going to make this one a one layer card also, but stamped the sentiment crooked! Turned out to be a happy accident, as I love the faux stitched border on the white sentiment layer. 


I love that you can change the orientation and paper color, (while using the same ink colors) to make a variety of cards. This set is going to see a lot of use in my house.



Please note: I have included the clear blocks suggested for this stamp set in my supply list. I didn't need to use all of them for these cards, but they are handy to have with this stamp set to use in its entirety. 

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November Hostess Code Gift with Purchase

Want more to LOVE? Simply place an online order through me for the amount of $75 or more (before tax & shipping) and you will earn your choice of a Stampin' Up! Textured Embossing Folder valued at $8.50 or less. There are 14 embossing folders at this price point currently, including a few new ones that have are available in the 2017 Holiday Catalog. Embossing folders will be mailed to out in December. Just use the hostess code in the top right corner when ordering, DO NOT choose "no contact" from demonstrator. Then email me at stampinartfully@gmail.com to let me know which embossing folder you would like to have. 

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. Live in the US and need a catalog? Just let me know. This is not just a hobby for me, it is a passion! Click on the header above to find out more info on how you can earn free stamp sets just by shopping with me. Earn Frequent Buyer Rewards!

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,

Friday, November 10, 2017

Pick A Pumpkin Birthday Ideas

Have a fall birthday you need a card for? I always have several cards I need this time of year. The following cards were made for the design team I'm on over at InkBig Academy Stamps. I think the different elements worked really well for birthday-type cards and even think the first card would work well for a man. 

I used sentiments from various other stamp sets. Unless noted, all products Stampin' Up!


Love how repeating the sentiment across the strip in the center looks! 


I inked up the largest pumpkin (except for the stem) and repeatedly stamped it with Smoky Slate and Crumb Cake to create this background. Change the font to something more masculine and it would work for a man too. A snippet of cheesecloth and frayed linen thread is under the sentiment. 


This color combo is Basic Gray, Smoky Slate and Crumb Cake. I used a bit of cheesecloth for interest on this card. The vine type image is from the Thoughts and Prayers stamp set. 



November Hostess Code Gift with Purchase


Want more to LOVE? Simply place an online order through me for the amount of $75 or more (before tax & shipping) and you will earn your choice of a Stampin' Up! Textured Embossing Folder valued at $8.50 or less. There are 14 embossing folders at this price point currently, including a few new ones that have just became available in the 2017 Holiday Catalog. Embossing folders will be mailed to out in December. Just use the hostess code in the top right corner when ordering, DO NOT choose "no contact" from demonstrator. Then email me at stampinartfully@gmail.com to let me know which embossing folder you would like to have. 

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. Live in the US and need a catalog? Just let me know. This is not just a hobby for me, it is a passion! Click on the header above to find out more info on how you can earn free stamp sets just by shopping with me. Earn Frequent Buyer Rewards!

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,