Monthly Archives: October 2013

Calm Christmas

Calm ChristmasLast night I had a workshop and I wanted to have an easy Christmas card for them to make.  I love the clean and simple look and this is what I came up with.  I love that it is easy to make so that you could make a bunch if you send out a lot of Christmas cards and that it is ‘non-lumpy’ for making mailing the cards good for normal postage.

So here’s the details…

  • Very Vanilla:  5 1/2 x 8 1/2 folded
  • Very Vanilla 4 x 5 1/4 and run through the Pretty Prints Embossing Folder then add to card front.
  • Gold Foil 1/2 x 5 1/4, cut into a banner and add to card front.
  • Very Vanilla 2 1/4 x 3 1/2.  Stamp bird in Versamark and gold emboss. Stamp greeting in Cherry Cobbler.
  • Layer onto Cherry Chobbler 2 3/8 x 3 5/8.  Add to card front using dimensionals to finish it off.

WinterBadgeAnd speaking of Christmas cards…this week is Card “Create”tions week on Create with Connie and Mary Winter Collection 2013 but the only way to see the 24 fabulous card ideas is to be a subscriber.

The new Create with Connie and Mary Winter Collection 2013 HAS BEGUN!.  It’s all about Christmas and Winter projects!  It’s not too early to start planning those gifts and decorating and we have lots of GREAT ideas to help you!  Don’t delay…join today so you don’t miss any of the fun!  See more information over on Create with Connie and Mary!  Don’t you just LOVE Christmas?  WE DO!!

Set(s): Calm Christmas
Paper: Very Vanilla, Cherry Cobbler, Gold Foil
Ink: Versamark, Cherry Cobbler
Other: Gold Embossing Folder, Pretty Prints Embossing Folder, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

SiggyFall

25 Stamps 25% OFF

Stamp Sale

Oh my gosh!  Stampin’ Up! is having a HUGE sale!  25 sets for 25% off !  But the sale is only good until October 28th!  What sets are for sale?  Click the link below to to check out the sales…I know that are some on MY LIST to get!

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If you want to order, you can contact me or if you want to use my online store click on the shop online button to the left.

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If you have any questions, you can contact me at stampercamper@gmail.com.  DON’T DELAY…this sale will be over October 28th!

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

SiggyFall

Truly Grateful

SUO82Time again for another SUO challenge and this time our theme is Harvest Time.  Well…I thought with that theme, I’d use some of my fall ‘stuff’!  I REALLY like the “Halloween” dsp (Witch’s Brew) and LOVE that you don’t necessarily have to use it for that holiday.

And now for the details…

  • Summer Starfruit:  5 1/2 x 8 1/2 folded
  • Summer Starfruit Witch’s Brew print: 5 1/2 x 1/2 added to bottom front.
  • Black/Vanilla Chevron Witch’s Brew print:  5 1/2 x  3/4 add above Summer Starfruit Print
  • Black Witch’s Brew print:  5 1/2 x 1/4 add over the other two.
  • Stamp Greeting using Basic Black
  • Maple Leaf:  Very Vanilla, Pretty Print Embossing Folder, sponge light with Basic Black
  • Oak Leaf:  Summer Starfruit Witch’s Brew dsp, sponge lightly with Basic Black.
  • Layer two leaves, add ‘bow’ made from Very Vanilla Seam Binding, Candy Dot base and Basic Rhinestone colored with Black Sharpie, add to card front
  • Add additional Basic Rhinestones colored with Black Sharpie to finish it off
Set(s): Truly Greateful
Paper: Very Vanilla, Summer Starfruit, Witch’s Brew dsp
Ink: Basic Black
Other: Pretty PrintEmbossing Folder, Basic Rhinestones, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

SiggyFall

Monstermaniacs

CAS243GroupOh I absolutely ADORE this CUTE little set!  When I saw the CAS challenge this week is candy/costumes, I just couldn’t resist.  I really didn’t have the greeting I wanted (or the cute little treat bags for the top monster) so once again I used MDS.  What a handy tool!

As for details there are really just a few

  • Whisper White Base:  4 1/4 x 8 1/2 folded
  • I used MDS to print GOT CANDY? (and for the one on the top of the group the little trick or treat bags) cut into a 3 1/2 x 3 1/2 panel.
  • Images were stamped using StazOn Jet Black.
  • Images colored with Perfect Plum, Pear Pizzazz, Pumpkin Pie.
  • I used the Circle piercing template to make the circles around each.
  • Panel added using dimensionals to finish

Here are some individual shots

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CAS243 Monster1

WinterBadgeThe new Create with Connie and Mary Winter Collection 2013 HAS BEGUN!.  It’s all about Christmas and Winter projects!  It’s not too early to start planning those gifts and decorating and we have lots of GREAT ideas to help you!  Don’t delay…join today so you don’t miss any of the fun!  See more information over on Create with Connie and Mary!  Don’t you just LOVE Christmas?  WE DO!!

Set(s): Monstermaniacs (new set)
Paper: Whisper White
Ink: StazOn Jet Black, Pumpkin Pie, Perfect Plum, Pear Pizzazz
Other: Essentials Paper Piercing Templates, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

SiggyFall

Evergreen

TSSC285Did you know that you can still get this set?  Yep…Evergreen is still available!  I will have to say…I just LOVE this loopy looking tree and thought I could make it work for the Technostamper Monday Lunchtime Sketch Challenge!

So…are you enjoying getting ALL the details include the sizes of the pieces?  Hope so!  Here’s the details for this one…

  • Whisper White:  4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Whisper White:  3 1/4 x 5 1/2.  Stamp tree in Versamark and silver emboss.  Make mask of tree and lay on top.  Mask off each side (and I did a little mask on bottom too for snow bank) and sponge with Pool Party and Bermuda Bay.  Stamp greeting in Island Indigo.
  • Winter Frost Strip print:  1/2 x 5 1/2, layer under Whisper White panel.  Add panel to card front using dimensionals.
  • Merry Mini Punch pack star – punch 3 silver stars add to card front.
  • Add some Basic Rhinestones to finish off.

TSSC285Okay…I seem to have taken a little ‘creative license’ with this sketch!  But I do like the way it turned out!  We’d love to have you play along!  Don’t forget to check out the other members of the team and remember go to the Technostamper blog to play along!

Mary Jo Price-Williams – Technostamper
Sue Root – Stampin’ with Sue
Nicole Tegrul – Be Creative with Nicole
Robbie Rubula – Inked X2
Eileen LeFevre – Eileen’s “Stampin’ Fever” Blog
Tanya Bell – Stamping T!
Carolyn Bennett – Carolyn’s Paper Fantasies
Jonia Smith – Stampin For Me

WinterBadgeThe new Create with Connie and Mary Winter Collection 2013 HAS BEGUN!.  It’s all about Christmas and Winter projects!  It’s not too early to start planning those gifts and decorating and we have lots of GREAT ideas to help you!  Don’t delay…join today so you don’t miss any of the fun!  See more information over on Create with Connie and Mary!  Don’t you just LOVE Christmas?  WE DO!!

Set(s): Evergreen, Christmas Tagables Photopolymer set
Paper: Whisper White, Silver Foil, Winter Frost dsp
Ink: Versamark, Pool Party, Bermuda Bay, Island Indigo
Other: Silver Embossing Powder, Merry Mini Punch Pack, Basic Rhinestones, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

SiggyFall

Goodbye Sweet Friend

GypsyAs many of you know, two week ago we found out that my sweet Gypsy girl was very ill (although she NEVER acted like she was).  The vet found that she had an extremely large tumor in her liver and it seemed to be growing very quickly.  The vet told us it wouldn’t be very long.

Tonight (Saturday) around 8 pm Gypsy let us know that it was time.  Up until then you really couldn’t tell she was sick…a little slower but still bouncing when you said ‘puppy treat’ or ‘chicken noodle soup’.  It is a very sad day.  Bandit, as you know, adored his ‘big sis’ and he is beside himself right now.  Hopefully it will get easier for him.

So to all you wonderful people who have been sending your thoughts and hugs to Gypsy…she wanted to tell you that she will miss you all and thanks for coming by to see her all the time (oh and do stamp classes with her mom!).  And a very special big hug to ‘auntie Karen’…her very first aunt.

SiggyFall

Calm Christmas

SwapOh…I am sooo excited!  Create with Connie and Mary Winter Collection 2013 HAS BEGUN and this week it is all about CARDS!!!  Cards…cards…and more cards seen only by our subscribers!  (It’s not too late to subscribe…check us out!)  I’ll give you one hint though…this is set I’m using this week!

This was the card I made for my Control Freaks Swap!

  • Pool Party Card Base – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Whisper White: 3 5/8 x 4 7/8, run through Northern Flurry Embossing folder, layer on Island Indigo 3 3/4 x 5.
  • Coastal Cabana 3 5/8 x 1, add to bottom
  • Print from Winter Frost dsp 3 5/8 x 1 3/4, punch bottom with Scallop Edge Punch, add to panel
  • Wrap piece of Bermuda Bay 1/8″ Taffeta Ribbon around
  • Add panel to card front
  • Stamp bird in versamark, silver emboss, cut out (cutting off stem/leaves)
  • Punch stem/leaves using 2-step Bird Punch from Pool Party, add behind bird add bird to card front using dimensionals
  • Stamp greeting using Versamark, silver emboss, punch with Extra-large Oval Punch, layer on Bermuda Bay Apothecary Accents frame, add to card front using dimensionals.
  • Finish off using some Basic Rhinestones

WinterBadgeThe new Create with Connie and Mary Winter Collection started TODAY!.  It’s all about Christmas and Winter projects!  It’s not too early to start planning those gifts and decorating and we have lots of GREAT ideas to help you!  Don’t delay…join today so you don’t miss any of the fun!  See more information over on Create with Connie and Mary!  Don’t you just LOVE Christmas?  WE DO!!

Set(s): Calm Christmas
Paper: Whisper White, Pool Party, Coastal Cabana, Bermuda Bay, Winter Frost dsp
Ink: Versamark
Other: Bermuda Bay 1/8″ Taffeta Ribbon, Silver Embossing Powder, Extra-Large Oval Punch, Scallop Edge Punch, Northern Flurry Embossing Folder, Apothecary Accents Framelits, Basic Rhinestones, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

SiggyFall