Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Don't Miss the Weekly Deals!

Look what we have today:

Weekly Deals!

Great news! During this festive week, there are no tricks here, only treats! Make sure you head over to the store to get your deals before they run out.

Secret Garden Framelits Dies
Item #129372 

Regular Price: $24.95 US/$30.95 CAN
Discounted Price: $18.71 US/$23.21 CAN
Stampin' Pierce Mat Item # 126199
Regular Price: $4.95 US/$5.50 CAN
Discounted Price: $3.71 US/$4.12 CAN

7/8" Scallop Circle Punch Item # 129404
Regular Price: $12.95 US/$15.95 CAN
Discounted Price: $9.71 US/$11.96 CAN

Ovals Collection Framelits Dies
Item #129381

Regular Price: $26.95 US/$32.95 CAN
Discounted Price: $20.21 US/$24.71 CAN

Paper Snips Item # 103579
Regular Price: $9.95 US/$14.95 CAN
Discounted Price: $7.46 US/$11.21 CAN

Baker's Twine Island Indigo Item # 125575
Regular Price: $2.95 US/$3.95 CAN
Discounted Price: $2.21 US/$2.96 CAN

Blossom Petals XL Punch Item # 121808
Regular Price: $6.79 US/$9.19 CAN
Discounted Price: $5.09 US/$6.89 CAN

Keep This Memory Photobook Template
Item # 129879

Regular Price: $19.95 US/$21.95 CAN
Discounted Price: $9.98 US/$10.97 CAN

Head over to my on-line store and get yours today!

And let's get creating!


Sunday, October 27, 2013

Blast Off!

My grandson, Ethan, is 3 today!  He's my first grandchild, and very special to me.  And he's extraordinarily smart!  (I know, he's MY grandson, but he really is something!). 
Ethan loves space.  His bedroom is decorated in planets, moons and stars (and he'll be hanging up the space shuttle kite I got him for his birthday).  He can tell you all about the planets.  So what better card to make than this:

I used the stamp set, "Blast Off", and made an "out of this world" birthday card.  It's an extra large card (5 1/2" x 6 1/2"), big enough to fit most of the elements from the stamp set.   The background is stamped with Gorgeous Grunge (to make a "Milky Way", and then the shooting stars are embossed with White Embossing Powder.  I also punched a few more from Whisper White card stock and stuck them on with Mini Glue Dots.

My moon is two layers of Daffodil Delight card stock, with holes punched in the top layer.  My little astronaut was stamped using Stampin' Right Markers in Midnight Muse, Melon Mambo and Daffodil Delight, and fussy-cut.  He's popped up with Dimensionals.  His flag is a toothpick with a strip of Designer Series Paper.

This little guy is blasting off in a special rocket ship, stamped in Versamark and embossed with Silver Embossing Powder.  There's even a "window" made from Window Sheets.  Also fussy cut, this was "popped" with Dimensionals, and then I added a row of Candy Dots for some colorful bling!

So what do you think?  Did I succeed in my quest for the perfect birthday card for Ethan?  Won't you leave me a comment and let me know?

All items used are currently available in the 2013-2014 Catalog which you can access in my on-line store.

Let's get creating!

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

No Trimmer? No Problem!

Love to stamp, but haven't yet bought your trimmer?  Wondering how to make all those holiday cards quickly?
Get ready:

Cut and Ready Card Bases--just what the new/busy stamper needs!  Cardstock (in several colors) already cut and scored, ready for your creations!  This is great for making multiple cards, as the boring part is done for you!  You get 20 cards in each pack, all one color.  Here's how to order:
Description Item Number Price
Whisper White Cut & Ready Card Bases   135804 $4.95
Very Vanilla Cut & Ready Card Bases   135805 $4.95
Crumb Cake Cut & Ready Card Bases   135806 $4.95
Smoky Slate Cut & Ready Card Bases  135807 $4.95
Cherry Cobbler Cut & Ready Card Bases  135808 $4.95
Old Olive Cut & Ready Card Bases  135809 $4.95
Pool Party Cut & Ready Card Bases  135810 $4.95
Add several of these to your holiday order!

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

It's a Sale! It's a Sale!

25% off select stamps today through Sunday!
Head to my online store to order your favorites.

I'm on Cape Cod until Friday, visiting my parents, so no new cards/projects until I get back.  But that doesn't stop the great deals for you!

And don't forget about taking advantage of our Join for $25 special!  Ends today!

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Woo Hoo!! Weekly Deals!

Have you heard about the Weekly Deals? 
Each Tuesday, Stampin' UP is extending an offer on select items at a terrific discount!
Yippee Skippee!
Look at this week's deals:

Argyle Textured Impressions Item # 127750  
Regular Price: $7.95 US/$9.95 CAN
Discounted Price: $5.96 US/$7.46 CAN

Basic Pearl Jewels Item #119247

Regular Price: $4.95 US/$6.50 CAN
Discounted Price: $3.71 US/$4.87 CAN

Deco Labels Collection Framelits Dies Item # 130102

Regular Price: $24.95 US/$30.95 CAN
Discounted Price: $18.71 US/$23.21 CAN

In Color Dahlia's Item # 127556

Regular Price: $7.95 US/$9.95 CAN
Discounted Price: $5.96 US/7.46 CAN

Sophisticated Spook Ensemble Digital Download Item #131513

Regular Price: $14.95 US/$16.50 CAN
Discounted Price: $7.48 US /$8.25 CAN

Sweet Treat Cups Item #116802

Regular Price: $2.95 US/$3.95 CAN
Discounted Price: $2.21 US/$2.96 CAN

As always, the discount will appear at checkout!

Interested?  Head over to my online store and get some of these goodies for yourself!

And let's get creating!

Sunday, October 13, 2013

A Special Anniversary

Yesterday was the 5th wedding anniversary of my son, Matt, and his wonderful bride, Sarah.  I mentioned in an earlier post that Matt is currently stationed in Texas with the Air National Guard, becoming an intelligence analyst.  He has been gone four months already, and won't be home until Christmas.  So for a combined birthday/anniversary gift, I sent my daughter-in-law to Texas for the weekend (and I volunteered to take care of my two grandsons, ages nearly three and nearly one!--and that's another story!).

So of course I made a special card for them.  I had nothing in mind as I began to create, but was extremely pleased with the end results.  It just kinda happened!

I started by stamping the blooms and stems from Field Flowers on Whisper White, using Old Olive ink for the stems and Daffodil Delight and Pumpkin Pie for the flowers.
Next I inked up En Francais with Versamark and stamped it over the flowers, embossing it with Clear Embossing Powder and my trust Heat Tool.  I finished by sponging the Old Olive, Daffodil Delight and Pumpkin Pie ink, along with Crumb Cake all over the front, and then spritzed it with Smooch Spritz.

Love was die cut from the beautiful Gold Foil paper, using the Expressions Thinlets die and the Big Shot.

This front panel was layered onto a piece of the Gold Foil, then on Old Olive and finally onto the card base of Early Espresso.

Since this was an unusual-size card, I created my own, custom envelope using the Envelope Punch tool, which is super for this task.

All of these items can be ordered here: http://www.stampinup.net/esuite/home/priscillastamps/

Let's get creating!

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Flipping for Halloween!

Ready for another Halloween card?

This was one of four cards done in our October Card Club:
 Using the uber-fun Thinlets Card Dies (this is the Label one), we created a flip card for Halloween. 
Here's the inside; note the label (the outside says "Hi, Pumpkin" while the inside flips to "Trick or Treat".  Notice the extra panel?  Easy to do by cutting your card stock 5 1/2" (actually I cut it at 5-7/16" to fit through the framelit) x 8-1/2".  You can use your framelit as a template to place your designer series paper on the cardstock before cutting, so everything cuts together.  Then slip the right side of your card through the framelit (it should be on TOP of the edge) and send it through Big Shot.  In one step you have cut the label (which flips) and scored your card in three places; now just adhere DSP to the back panel (which becomes the front panel, right side) and you're done!  How fun!

If I can ever figure out how to mount a video camera (or my iPhone) above my desk, I'll film a video of this.  Anybody have any suggestions for mounting a camera over my desk?

Let's get creating!

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Happy Birthday, Matt!

Today is my son's birthday.  A little bitter-sweet for me (great memories of the day he was born and all the cherished times growing up) as he is now stationed in San Angelo, Texas, studying with the Air Force to become an Intelligence Officer.  He's been there for 4 months already (he normally lives with his wife and two of my adorable grandsons) about 30 minutes away, so this has been a bit difficult.  I did get to see him at the end of July when I flew down to help my daughter-in-law drive the family back after spending the summer together.  But he won't be home until Christmas...I miss him!

So a special card:
Love this set!  "Map it out" is a photopolymer stamp set--it's CLEAR!  Completely CLEAR!  So you can see just where you are stamping.  See the little "X"s in California and Texas?  Easy-peasy to place in the right spot!  (I dressed them up with a rhinestone basic jewel that I colored with a black sharpie pen). 

The base is Basic Black, with a Smoky Slate layer (stamped Off the Grid in Basic Grey and ran it through the Big Shot with the Stylish Stripes embossing folder).  Black Chevron ribbon is wrapped around the layer, and then the focal point is added with Dimensionals.  I cut it, using the Labels Collection Framelits in two sizes, and paper pierced the Bermuda Bay layer using the Festive Paper Piercing Pack. 

My card is on it's way to Matt; I hope he has a Happy Birthday!

Let's get creating!

Stamps:  Map it Out (#134620, $13.95); Off the Grid (#130736, $11.95)
Inks:  Basic Gray (#126981, $5.95); Staz-On Jet Black (#101406, $7.95)
Paper:  Basic Black (#121045, $$6.95), Smoky Slate (#131202, $6.95), Bermuda Bay(#131197, $6.95), Whisper White (#100730, $8.50)
Goodies:  Stylish Stripes Embossing Folder (#132174, $7.95); Chevron Ribbon in Basic Black (#130010, $8.95); Labels Collection Framelits (#125598 $26.95); Paper Piercing Tool (#126189, $3.95); Festive Paper Piercing Pack (#127857, $7.95); Stampin Dimensionals (#104430, $3.95); Rhinestone Basic Jewels (#119246, $4.95)

Monday, October 7, 2013

Don't Forget!

Do you like the idea of a 20% discount on your favorite products? How about a chance to earn extra cash, along with tons of exclusive creative ideas at your fingertips? For two weeks only, you can join Stampin' Up! for just $25 and experience all this and more. 

This is happening now:http://www.stampinup.com/us/images/Join_600x600_Oct0113_USCA.jpg
You get Stampin' UP product worth $26.95 (this is GREAT for people who have been collecting stamps for awhile but have been afraid to make the "leap"!), along with all the business tools you need to make you a success:
  • A box of current annual catalogs
  • A package of the Holiday Catalog
  • A Getting Started DVD
  • Customer order forms
  • Customer post cards
Your first quarter is free, with no obligation.  So you can take advantage of our 20% discount on your own orders.  (Place your qualifying order within 30 days and receive 30% off the cost of your order!)   Then you have 3 more months to meet your $300 minimum, AND you have access to all the Stampin' UP exclusive web site offerings...and ME! 
Hobbyists welcome (that means you don't have to hold parties or get your friends and family to order - unless  you want to).  I'd love to have you join my team.

Think about it--the time (and cost) has never been better!

And let's get creating!

October Card Club Halloween Card

Following yesterday's post, I'm going to show you one of the cards we made at my October Card Club.  Making my little banner for my entry-way Welcome sign put me in the mood to create a Halloween card:
What part of Halloween am I missing?  I've got the candy corn, the Jack-o-Lanterns, the ghost and the bat...This one has it all!

A piece of Witches Brew Designer Series Paper was layered onto the Old Olive base.  I used the Perfect Pennants Bigz L die and the Big Shot to make the Candy Corn base, and layered it with a piece of Witches Brew, Brights Paper Stack (Daffodil Delight) and Whisper White (running it through the Big Shot with the Hounds Tooth embossing folder).  Pumpkins were punched using the Extra Large Oval and 1 3/8" circle punches (hint:  punch three of the shapes, sponge edges with Pumpkin Pie ink, and layer them to create the pumpkin).  The ghost was punched with the Owl Builder Punch, feet snipped off and flipped upside down.  And the bat was created with some nifty trimming from the Elegant Butterfly punch and run through the Big Shot with the Perfect Polka Dots embossing Folder.  A touch of Witches Brew Designer Washi Tape finishes off my card--it was a hit at Card Club!

Want to get in on the fun?  If  you are local to Davis, California, contact me and I'll add  you to my e-mail list of club dates.  Can't make it to Davis?  I'm happy to pack up a set of ready-to-go supplies and you can put them together yourself.  Cost is $15 for four cards and envelopes, including postage. 

Let's get creating!

Saturday, October 5, 2013

Welcome Halloween Decor

What?  It's October already?  I once heard that "Life is like a roll of toilet paper; the closer you are to the end, the faster it goes!".  Well it's scary to think about "the end", but life sure does seem to be speeding by right now!

But (comparing my life to a roll of toilet paper, and always being prepared with another roll in the bathroom) I am ready to face the Fall.

Last year, while participating in a Holiday Boutique Craft Fair, I wandered around the display booths and found a wonderful framed chalkboard with "Welcome" already written on it.  The frame was a bit "vintagy" ( and since my home is NOT "vintagy", a "bit" was all I wanted) and it really made my wallet sit up and take notice!  I had to have it...I mean, I REALLY HAD to have it!  As my friend Karen says, "I really NEED it!".  So...this lives year-round on my entry table, and I've taken to decorating it for the season.

And now, my latest creative "dress up" for my frame:
After holding my "Spooky Banner" class last week, I decided to make a mini banner.  This was such fun!  Using a needle, I threaded each element onto a piece of Linen Thread (#104199, $4.50) and strung it across the frame.  I used some retired Halloween Designer Series paper along with the current Witches Brew (#132185, $10.95), to make some small pennants and banners, adding googly eyes to a few.  The pumpkins were punched with the Extra Large Oval (#119859, $16.95) and 1 3/8" Circle (#119860, $15.95) punches after stamping faces from the retired Carved and Candlelit.  The ghost was punched from the Owl Builder punch (turn it over and snip off the feet) (#118074, $16.95), and eyes were enhanced using a White Gel Pen (#105021, $3.95).  A mini rosette and some ribbon finished it off...I couldn't be happier with it.

What do you think?  Please leave me a comment...I read every one!

Let's get creating!

Thursday, October 3, 2013

Washi Tape Spectacular!

One Day Only!

Washi Tape on sale today only.  
See this link and look at "From the Blog" to get all the scoop!

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Whoa! Two great offers!

It's Stampin' UP's 25th Anniversary, and you get the present!  Look here:

I love what I do!  And you can too!  Look at this deal:

  • This offer is only good for two weeks, so take advantage of it right away!
  • During this offer, only the special $25 starter kit will be available; the regular $99  starter kit will not be available. The $25 Starter Kit includes
    • $26.95 worth of Stampin' Up! product (it must be more than $25, but not more than $26.95 before tax)
    • Business pack which includes
      • A box of annual catalogs
      • A package of the current seasonal catalog
      • Getting Started DVD
      • Starter Kit Business Brick
      • Customer postcards

      Interested?  Contact me, or get on my Stampin' UP website priscillastamps.stampinup.net  where you can join my team for only $25! 

      But wait!  There's more!  Look at this:
      Get $25 extra hostess dollars when you have a qualifying* party. That’s $65 in free products for you (instead of the $40 standard amount)!
      It’s Stampin’ Up!’s 25th anniversary so let’s bring on the
      parties and free products!
      party more.
      get more.
      *$250 in party sales before tax and shipping

      Been thinking about hosting a party? (it's easy--you invite friends and I do ALL the work!)  Well now's the time.  This offer is only good in October, so let's pick a date! 

      What are you waiting for?  

      Let's get creating!