Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Icy Branch and New Weekly Deals


I have completely underutilized the Joyful Season stamp set from Stampin' Up's Holiday Catalog. 



The bird is amazing, but look at the branches! So many wonderful things you could do with them. 


I did a simple watercolor wash using Crumb Cake & Tip Top Taupe inks, then stamped and embossed the branch with Silver Stampin' Emboss Powder and added the bling. The greeting is from the stamp set called Happy Scenes, also in the Holiday Catalog. 


I know this is almost absent of color, but I just love the simplicity of this card. Both stamp sets are still available right now, but won't be for long. 


This a SERIOUS year-end sale and items are only available while supplies last. This is a perfect time to pick up some of those Christmas-y items you thought you just had to have, as well as tons of other goodies. See the items here

Details:

  • Promotion Dates: December 10, 2015-January 4, 2016.        
  • No minimum purchase required.
  • No refunds or exchanges on Year-End Sale items.
  • Items offered during the Year-End Sale are while supplies last.
  • Year-End Sale orders are eligible for Stampin' Rewards with qualifying orders.
  • Following the Year-End Sale, some remaining items may stay in the Clearance Rack. Other items may be removed from the Clearance Rack to be added at another undetermined time.


Stampin' Up! weekly deals! Save up to 25% on select Stampin' Up! products. Discounted prices on the Stampin' Up! weekly deals end on December 28. Supplies are limited at the discounted price.

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I hope you enjoyed this holiday card project. 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!  Please do not choose "no contact" from the demonstrator when you order. If you do that,  I'm unable to even send you a thank you note for your order...That's right, I'm not even able to see your name. 

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

Monday, December 21, 2015

Sneak Peek: Beautiful Ride


When I saw the stamp set called Beautiful Ride in the new Occasions catalog (you can order from starting January 5th), I was very excited. I adore the little car! I have paired it with some images from other stamp sets for a collage-type feel. All products are Stampin' Up!



I stamped the car with Basic Black Archival Ink on Watercolor paper and colored the car using a blender pen and Bermuda Bay Ink and Tuxedo Black Memento Ink. I have used Stampin' Dimensionals on both of the words and the car to add some depth and interest to the project.


The flower (Definitely Dahlia background stamp) was stamped with the Daffodil Delight Classic Stampin' Pad. At first, it was my attempt at a "funky" sun. Then I realized that I really wanted the little tree from the Sheltering Tree stamp set behind the car. I added washi tape from the Everyday Chic Designer washi tape set for the road. All in all, I really liked how it turned out. I think this would make a perfect birthday or thinking of you card. 

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Thank you for visiting my blog. If you are not signed up to receive my blog updates, please consider doing so. You can also click on the Facebook, Twitter or Pinterest links on the right-hand side of this blog to follow me that way. 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! Let me know if you have any questions about this project or any others on my blog. 

Happy Holidays!

Kim

Friday, December 18, 2015

Global Design Project #GDP015




I am playing along this week with the Global Design Project #GDP015. This week they are celebrating!

I decided to create a home decor item that could be used for either Christmas or a festive New Year's Eve party. 



Believe it or not, this little project took under 30 minutes to complete. I think it is perfect for either using as a decorative accent for your Christmas or New Year's Eve celebration, or you could give it as a gift. I love how it will work for all of those things! The frame measures 6x6 with a 4x4 opening and was included in a past Paper Pumpkin kit. I took the glass out for this project. 


Do a search on youtube for Stampin Up 3-D star and you will find several videos showing how to make this star. However, most of the time, the bottom layer you can see on my project is turned around where you will have points on both sides. See the star ornament in this post. That ornament will hang from a tree. I "nested" the 2 pieces of the star for this project. I used 2 pieces of 3x3 Winter Wonderland Specialty DSP to make the star. (It is on sale right now and on the retiring list)


I just love this project! So simple, so elegant. I used the star garland for staging purposes for my photos, but like it so well I will use it on my mantle exactly the same way. 


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This a SERIOUS year-end sale and items are only available while supplies last. This is a perfect time to pick up some of those Christmas-y items you thought you just had to have, as well as tons of other goodies. See the items here

Details:

  • Promotion Dates: December 10, 2015-January 4, 2016.        
  • No minimum purchase required.
  • No refunds or exchanges on Year-End Sale items.
  • Items offered during the Year-End Sale are while supplies last.
  • Year-End Sale orders are eligible for Stampin' Rewards with qualifying orders.
  • Following the Year-End Sale, some remaining items may stay in the Clearance Rack. Other items may be removed from the Clearance Rack to be added at another undetermined time.


Stampin' Up! weekly deals! Save up to 25% on select Stampin' Up! products. Discounted prices on the Stampin' Up! weekly deals end on December 21. Supplies are limited at the discounted price.

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I hope you enjoyed this home decor project that is perfect for Christmas gift giving or as an accent in your home for one of your holiday parties. 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!  Please do not choose "no contact" from the demonstrator when you order. If you do that,  I'm unable to even send you a thank you note for your order...That's right, I'm not even able to see your name. 

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, December 17, 2015

Kraft & Silver Gift Wrap Idea



I must confess that I'm trying to use up some of my gift wrap supplies I have hoarded during the past few years. I just hated to buy new, when I had a closet full of things that needed to be used. The kraft colored gift wrap is from the dollar store and the wide ribbon is something I've had for a couple of years. I saw something similar on Pinterest, so I thought I would see what I could come up with. All other products are Stampin' Up!




The base of the tag is cut from the Kraft 12 x 12 heavier weight paper that is so perfect to make boxes out of. I've layered Very Vanilla cardstock  and a piece of Silver Fancy Foil Designer Vellum on top of the Kraft paper. I cut all of the tops of the tags with the Ornate Tag Topper Punch and tied all of of them together with Silver Baker's Twine.   I thought the word "jolly" (since it is my last name) and the Silver Sequin Trim were perfect to finish it off. The word is cut from a left over piece of Silver Glimmer Paper a retiring thinlit set called Christmas Greetings Thinlits, which is only available while supplies last up until January 4th. 

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This a SERIOUS year-end sale and items are only available while supplies last. This is a perfect time to pick up some of those Christmas-y items you thought you just had to have, as well as tons of other goodies. See the items here

Details:

  • Promotion Dates: December 10, 2015-January 4, 2016.        
  • No minimum purchase required.
  • No refunds or exchanges on Year-End Sale items.
  • Items offered during the Year-End Sale are while supplies last.
  • Year-End Sale orders are eligible for Stampin' Rewards with qualifying orders.
  • Following the Year-End Sale, some remaining items may stay in the Clearance Rack. Other items may be removed from the Clearance Rack to be added at another undetermined time.


Stampin' Up! weekly deals! Save up to 25% on select Stampin' Up! products. Discounted prices on the Stampin' Up! weekly deals end on December 21. Supplies are limited at the discounted price.

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I hope you enjoyed this holiday gift wrapping project. 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!  Please do not choose "no contact" from the demonstrator when you order. If you do that,  I'm unable to even send you a thank you note for your order...That's right, I'm not even able to see your name. 

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, December 16, 2015

Mossy Meadow + Real Red

Mossy Meadow + Real Red make for a very traditional looking Christmas card. All products Stampin' Up!



I can't seem to get enough of the tree stamp from the Wonderland stamp set. Even though it, along with the word dies & embossing folder are on the retiring list...it is one I'm glad I have in my stampin' stash. The tree, pine & antler stamp will be good year round. My advice is to get your set before the January 4th deadline. 




My only faux pas with this card, is that I inadvertently used a retired ribbon. However, this Real Red 1/4 cotton ribbon is available and would work just as well. 


I cut 4 of the word "peace" from the Christmas Greetings Thinlits Dies and glued them together with a bit of Multipurpose Liquid Glue. This really gives great dimension on this card, especially when paired with the Boughs & Berries embossing folder. 



To recap: the stamp set, thinlits and embossing folder used to make this card are all on the retiring list, which can be found here. Retiring products will be available until January 4th or while supplies last. If you are viewing this blog post via email, you may have to hop on over to my actual blog to see the detailed supply list below. 

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This a SERIOUS year-end sale and items are only available while supplies last. This is a perfect time to pick up some of those Christmas-y items you thought you just had to have, as well as tons of other goodies. See the items here

Details:

  • Promotion Dates: December 10, 2015-January 4, 2016.        
  • No minimum purchase required.
  • No refunds or exchanges on Year-End Sale items.
  • Items offered during the Year-End Sale are while supplies last.
  • Year-End Sale orders are eligible for Stampin' Rewards with qualifying orders.
  • Following the Year-End Sale, some remaining items may stay in the Clearance Rack. Other items may be removed from the Clearance Rack to be added at another undetermined time.



Stampin' Up! weekly deals! Save up to 25% on select Stampin' Up! products. Discounted prices on the Stampin' Up! weekly deals end on December 21. Supplies are limited at the discounted price. 

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I hope you enjoyed this holiday card project. 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!  Please do not choose "no contact" from the demonstrator when you order. If you do that,  I'm unable to even send you a thank you note for your order...That's right, I'm not even able to see your name. 

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, December 12, 2015

Sneak Preview & Year End Sale!



Just look at the globe on this card. I am in LOVE with this image. It is from the new set called Going Global that will be available for order on January 5th from the 2016 Stampin' Up! Occasions Catalog. Saleabration starts the same day! 



This set will be perfect for so many occasions. I thought in light of all that is going on in the world right now, a Christmas card that suggests "world peace" would be perfect. All products Stampin' Up!


I die cut the word Peace (from Christmas Greetings Thinlits) 4 times and glued them one on top of the other using our Multipurpose Liquid Glue. Then I tapped Versamark ink directly from the pad on top of the layered words and embossed with Gold Stampin' Emboss Powder. For the gold layer behind the top card layer, I tapped Versamark around the edges of another piece of Night of Navy cardstock and embossed the edges with the same embossing powder. This really gives a ton of dimension on this card. The splatter behind the globe is from the Gorgeous Grunge (aka "must have") stamp set. 

Supply list:
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This a SERIOUS year-end sale and items are only available while supplies last. This is a perfect time to pick up some of those Christmas-y items you thought you just had to have, as well as tons of other goodies. See the items here

Details:
  • Promotion Dates: December 10, 2015-January 4, 2016.        
  • No minimum purchase required.
  • No refunds or exchanges on Year-End Sale items.
  • Items offered during the Year-End Sale are while supplies last.
  • Year-End Sale orders are eligible for Stampin' Rewards with qualifying orders.
  • Following the Year-End Sale, some remaining items may stay in the Clearance Rack. Other items may be removed from the Clearance Rack to be added at another undetermined time.

I hope you enjoyed sneak peek of the Going Global stamp set and the cool way I used one of the images. Let me know if you have any questions whatsoever or if you just need assistance completing your online order. 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! Please don't choose "no contact" from the demonstrator.  I just want to be able to send a thank you note and if "no contact" is chosen, I'm unable to even see your name. 

Artfully Yours,
Kim



Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Pals December Blog Hop: "Winter Wishes"

                                                         


Welcome to the Pals Blog Hop for December; we are thankful you stopped by.  This month we are showcasing projects that feature Stampin’ Up! products that should be on everyone’s wish list. We hope 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 love so many of the elements that make up this project and think the color is gorgeous.  All products Stampin' Up!


The hint of Gold Glimmer paper behind the word, the Gold Metallic thread and the small gold embossed images on top of the wreath really makes an elegant statement. 

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!

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Don't forget to add a bit of sparkle this season.  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.  Please keep in mind if you choose "no contact" from the demonstrator, I'm unable to see your name to send a thank you note!

Let me know if you have any questions about this project or any others on my blog. 

Artfully Yours,
Kim

Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Bring on Bling(y) Ornaments!


I had a package of clear glass ornaments left over from last year, so I thought I would see what I could come up with for a quick handmade ornament. This would be perfect to give to the hostess of a holiday party this year, trim your tree with it or just to have one on hand for those last minute gifts. All products Stampin' Up! except for the glass ornament. 

This next picture is a bit blurry and I didn't realize it until it was too late. (This entire project was a bit difficult to photograph.) For the first step, I applied Tear & Tape Adhesive to the bulb in a vertical pattern coming down from the top. 



For the next step, I removed the tape covering and applied Silver Stampin' Glitter to the sticky tape. I held the ornament over a coffee filter and just poured the glitter on. You can use an old paint brush to make sure all of the sticky parts of the tape are covered. You can also use a small paint brush to brush away the extra glitter on the surface of the glass, but you will more than likely never get rid of all stray glitter!



I wanted more bling at this point, so I used glue dots to apply some loose silver sequins from our Silver Sequin Trim and topped those off with tiny rhinestones from Rhinestone Basic Jewels. 



I finished it off with more Silver Sequin Trim used for the hanger and a lavish bow made from Silver 5/8" Satin Ribbon. 



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HOLIDAY CATALOG RETIRING PRODUCTS! Get these Stampin' Up! holiday retiring products before they are gone. Stampin' Up! is retiring products from the 2015 Holiday Catalog; but before they do, they're giving everyone a chance to order their favorites. CLICK TO SEE THE HOLIDAY CATALOG RETIRING LIST


Click on the image above to check out the new Weekly Deals! Save up to 25% on the items below. There are also still some amazing items on the clearance rack.

Don't forget the "bling" this season.  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.  Please keep in mind if you choose "no contact" from the demonstrator, I'm unable to see your name to send a thank you note!

Let me know if you have any questions about this project or any others on my blog. 

Artfully Yours,
Kim

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Monday, November 30, 2015

Simple Anniversary Card & Last Day for Sale!

On November 17, my husband and I celebrated 34 years of marriage. He is the love of my life and very understanding about my Stampin' Up! obsession and my "need" for chocolate. All products Stampin' Up!

Hard to get him to sit still for a photo, but I took this one last year while visiting this cool distillery called Copper Run located near Branson, MO. 


This card is very simple and mostly self-explanatory. I wanted a small amount of bling on this card, so I took a scrap piece of Mossy Meadow cardstock, tapped Versamark ink on it (directly from the inkpad) and heat embossed the strip with Iridescent Ice Stampin' Emboss Powder. I really think that little strip coupled with the Gold Metallic Thread added just the right amount of sparkle for a masculine card. If you are viewing this post via email, you may have to click on over to my page to see the supply list. 



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Big sale ends today and includes a 24 hour flash sale. (think doorsbuster prices!) Save up to 50% off on select products during the Stampin' Up! on-line extravaganza. See the list of sale items here



I hope you enjoyed the project. Let me know if you have any questions whatsoever or if you just need assistance completing your online order. 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! Please don't choose "no contact" from the demonstrator.  I just want to be able to send a thank you note and if "no contact" is chosen, I'm unable to even see your name. 

Artfully Yours,
Kim





Thursday, November 26, 2015

Happy Thanksgiving and Online Extravaganza Continues


On this Thanksgiving Day, I am grateful for more things than I can list, but mostly thankful for my loving family. I was thinking of all of them when I made this card. All products Stampin' Up!


To achieve this look, I painted directly on the rubber stamp with full strength reinkers, then stamped the image on watercolor paper. Using my Aqua Painter brush, I softened and blended the colors a bit more. I used the glitter splatter technique to apply the glitter. 


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Big sale through Nov 30! Save up to 50% off on select products during the Stampin' Up! on-line extravaganza. Start your Black Friday shopping early while some awesome deals are available! See the list of sale items here


HOLIDAY CATALOG RETIRING PRODUCTS! Get these Stampin' Up! holiday retiring products before they are gone. Stampin' Up! is retiring products from the 2015 Holiday Catalog; but before they do, they're giving everyone a chance to order their favorites. CLICK TO SEE THE HOLIDAY CATALOG RETIRING LIST

I hope you enjoyed the project. Let me know if you have any questions whatsoever or if you just need assistance completing your online order. 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! Please keep in mind if you choose "no contact" from the demonstrator, I'm unable to even send you a thank you note for your order...That's right, I'm not even able to see your name. 

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

Happy Thanksgiving,

Kim


Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Simple Winter Wonderland card and Online Extravaganza Continues




I just love the simplicity of this holiday card with the pop of red. All products are Stampin' Up!



The Winter Wonderland Designer Series Paper and the coordinating Vellum Stack make this card quick & easy to put together. In case you are wondering, there is a vellum overlay on the central piece of DSP. It was a scrap I had left from this card. (Be sure to read my tip on adhering this vellum).



Don't forget to decorate the inside of the card and the envelope! I used the Basic Black Archival Stampin' Pad, this way the ink on the envelope won't smear if the mailman delivers in inclement weather. I have this one ready to go with either a stamped sentiment or a handwritten note. Please note that all of the Wonderland items are retiring, so get them while they last. 

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Big sale through Nov 30! Save up to 50% off on select products during the Stampin' Up! on-line extravaganza. Start your Black Friday shopping early while some awesome deals are available! See the list of sale items here


HOLIDAY CATALOG RETIRING PRODUCTS! Get these Stampin' Up! holiday retiring products before they are gone. Stampin' Up! is retiring products from the 2015 Holiday Catalog; but before they do, they're giving everyone a chance to order their favorites. CLICK TO SEE THE HOLIDAY CATALOG RETIRING LIST

I hope you enjoyed the project. Let me know if you have any questions whatsoever or if you just need assistance completing your online order. 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! Please keep in mind if you choose "no contact" from the demonstrator, I'm unable to even send you a thank you note for your order...That's right, I'm not even able to see your name. 

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