Friday, December 20, 2013

Joyful Christmas

Here are two cards I taught at my November Stamp Camps.  Love this stamp set!!!!  :)

Stamps:  Joyful Christmas
CS:  Real Red, Basic Black, Whisper White
Glimmer Paper:  Silver
Ink:  Cherry Cobbler, Gumball Green, Basic Black
Misc:  Big Shot, Petals-a-Plenty Embossing Folder, Paper Snips, SU Dimensionals, Glue Dots
            Extra Large Rhinestone Jewels, Yellow Sharpie to color Rhinestone Jewel

Stamps:  Joyful Christmas
CS:  Old Olive, Blushing Bride, Real Red, Whisper White
Ink:  Cherry Cobbler, Old Olive, Basic Black
Misc:  Big Shot, Petals-a-Plenty Embossing Folder, Deco Labels Collection Framelits
            Extra Large Rhinestone Jewels, SU Dimensionals, Glue Dots, Paper Snips
            Yellow Sharpie to color Rhinestone Jewel

Happy Stamping!   Judy   :)

Thursday, December 19, 2013

Festive Flurries Gone Wild :)

I'm playing with some neglected supplies.  I'm so loving Festive Flurries and the Framelits to match.  I can't wait for the recipients to see these.  I love to personalize when I have the time.  If the picture isn't completely focused, it is due to the 3-D dimension of the snowflakes.

If you haven't guessed, my stamp room is very glittery after working on these gift cards.  Tonight was my first time to play with Bermuda Bay CS as well as the Festive Flurries bundle and I'm loving them.

Stamps:  Festive Flurries
CS:  Bermuda Bay, Silver Foil
DSP:  Winter Frost Specialty Paper
Ink:  Bermuda Bay, Smoky Slate
Misc:  Big Shot, Festive Flurries Framelits, Heat Tool, Heat & Stick Powder
         Dazzling Diamonds Glitter, SU Dimensionals, Extra Large Rhinestone Jewels

Happy Stamping!   Judy   :)

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Best of Snow Gift Card Holders

These gift card holders are hot off the press.  It is finally time to work on my own Christmas projects.  

Stamps:  Best of Snow
CS:  Real Red, Shimmery White, Soft Sky, Basic Black
Ink:  Basic Black
Markers:  Real Red, Smoky Slate, Soft Sky, Gumball Green, Crumb Cake
Punches:  2 3/4" Circle punch, 3" Scallop punch, 1 3/8" Circle punch
Misc:  Big Shot,  Decorative Dots Embossing Folder, Festive Flurries Framelit
         Retired Letters Strip die, 1/8" Silver Ribbon, Dimensionals
         Dazzling Details Glitter Glue, Cherry Cobbler Dazzling Details Glitter Glue
         Crystal Effects  

Happy Stamping!   Judy   :)

Sunday, December 1, 2013

Stampin' Up! Sale Ends Tomorrow - December 2nd :)

STAMPIN’ UP! HOLIDAY SALE ENDS TOMORROW (DEC. 2).  Check out what’s on sale (consider gift giving as well as personal supplies) up to 50% off.

WATCH FOR TOMORROW’S CYBER MONDAY BONUS SPECIALS!  SOME PRODUCTS WILL BE 30% OFF.  One Day Only!These products are 30 percent off for 24 hours on Monday, December 2:
 Description Retail Price Sale Price
 Envelope Liners Framelits Dies (item 132172) $26.95 $18.87
 Expressions Thinlits Dies (item 132171) $24.95 $17.47
 Holly Jolly Greetings Simply Sent (item 132159) $14.95 $10.47
 Snowflake Season Simply Sent  (item 132176) $14.95 $10.47
 Large Rhinestone Basic Jewels (item 129324)$4.95$3.47
 Extra-Large Gift Box (item 132147) $3.95$2.77
NEW DECEMBER “BEST OF” STAMP SET.   Stampin’ Up! released their final “Best of” stamp set (December, Best of Sale-A-Bration) today.  Click here to see ALL “Best of” stamp sets for 2013.  Sets from each month of 2013 are available for purchase through March 31, 2014.   Collect 6 “best of” sets and get a free stamp set valued to $14.95.
Best of Sale-A-Bration (December, 2013)


Love Valentine’s Day!   Why wouldn’t you?  It’s a chance for us to say “I love you.” And it doesn’t just have to be about romantic love. This holiday is a time to share love with anyone and everyone. These new stamps and supplies are here to help you prepare to share A Whole Lot of Love.
Dates: Available December 1-January 27 or while supplies last.
The fine print: These are exclusive products that will not be available after the promotion.

Click flyer above or HERE for promotion details.

View Whole Lot of Love stamp sets and images HERE or click flyer above.

If you order online, please use Hostess Code: ZNQZ6JCS
This code is good through tomorrow, Dec 2nd.

Happy Stamping!   Judy   :)

Thursday, November 28, 2013

HAPPY THANKSGIVING Everyone!!! Give thanks for all you have!

I saved this card for Thanksgiving because it is such a pretty card!  It was created by Sharon Madsen.  Isn't it a beauty???!!!???  I love all the vibrant colors.  You can tell Sharon went to a lot of trouble to make this such an amazing card.  I'm thankful for all my creative friends.

Today is a day for all of us to remember all those who aren't with us any longer and those we still have in our lives.  God is good!  It is a wonderful time to share our time with our loved ones and make new memories.

Thanks for stopping by.

Happy Stamping!   Judy   :)

Lovely As a Tree - Thanks

This card was created by Launa Cable-Hick at one of our Stamp-a-Stacks.  Lovely As a Tree never goes out of style.  Sponge Daubers were used to color the trees.  We had a nice long fall here in Colorado this year.  The colors were beautiful.  I especially love the quaking golden aspen leaves with a backdrop of dark green pine trees and a crisp bright blue sky.  Thank you God for such beauty for us to enjoy.

Snow has visited us several times lately but so far, we haven't been dumped on yet.  Yeah!!!  :)

Thanks for stopping by.

Happy Stamping!   Judy   :)

Happy THANKS Giving

Here is a pretty fall card made at one of our Stamp-a-Stacks...and to be perfectly honest, I can't remember who created this card.....but I did want to share it.  I love how she added four different colors of punches around the Happy Thanks saying...and the use of the great set called Gorgeous Grunge.  If this is your card, please let me know and I'll update my post.

It looks like Garden Green, Crushed Curry, Pumpkin Pie and Chocolate Chip are the colors used.  The new Label Bracket punch from the Holiday Mini catalog was used.  Love this punch!!!!  It's a must have.

Thanks for stopping by.

Happy Stamping!   Judy   :)

Pumpkin Thanksgiving

This card was created by Sharon Madsen.  She used one of the Best of 25 Years stamp sets called Best of Autumn.  It is so wonderful that Stampin' Up! has released images from the past 25 years on a smaller scale than the original ones.  She used one of the Deco Labels Framelits.  I liked this Framelit set so much, I bought two....I just found the second one.  I thought I had shown restraint by not buying it....but I was wrong.  I always mean to be careful as to what I buy...but I fall in love with it all and pretty much end up with it all...and then some.  :)

In the Holiday mini catalog is a wonderful pack of Fall inspired Designer Series Paper called Sweater Weather.  I've gone through a couple of packs so far.  This DSP is great for male themed cards as well.

Hope you are enjoying getting ready for your Thanksgiving feast.  We will spend it with our son, Joe and his family.  We spent Christmas with them last year.  We will be there for another Nor'Eastern storm.  Brrrrr  :)

Thanks for stopping by.

Happy Stamping!   Judy   :)

Another Truly Grateful Card

This card was created by Jaune Stenstrom.  It is a unique fold card that I would love to try to make...when I have some spare time.  She made great use of the Window Frames Framelits dies.  I am just amazed with all the ideas we come up with.  We are truly wonderful, aren't we?????

Hope you are having a wonderful day.  Take time to create something to share with others.

Thanks for stopping by.

Happy Stamping!   Judy   :)

Truly Grateful

This card was created by Chris Pereira using Lovely As a Tree.  She also used some of the Washi Tape that Stampin' Up! sells..  I seem to be hoarding the Washi I do the DSP.  I need to get over that and have fun with all the wonderful supplies I have.

In the winter the trees aren't as pretty as they are the rest of the year.  We are just thankful that the snow waited to dump on us until after our trees shed their leaves.  There have been so many years that we would lay in bed and listen to the limbs break and break and break.  This year won't include those memories, thank heavens!!!!  :)

Thanks for stopping  by.

Happy Stamping!   Judy   :)

Harvest of Blessings

This card was created by Amy Casal at one of our Stamp Camps at the Westminster Elks Lodge.  It has such a nice fall feel to it.  The stamp set used was Harvest of Thanks in the Holiday mini catalog.  I couldn't find the designer paper she used so it may be from a previous catalog.  Amy used one of the Apothecary Accents Framelits dies. 

This is my week of Thanks.  I am thankful for my family and all the friends I have accumulated over the years.  Each one of you has shaped me to be the person I am.  Thank you.  :)

Thanks for stopping by.

Happy Stamping!   Judy   :)

Sunday, November 24, 2013

Gently Falling

This card was made by Aimee Pankau at a recent Stamp-a-Stack using the Gently Falling stamp set.  This set has a set of outline leaves and a set of the filler leaves.  There is so much we can do with this set.

Used was Cajun Craze and Very Vanilla card stock.  I love how Aimee used the Button and the Linen Thread.  I seem to be a button hoarder.  I buy them and buy them...and they don't show up on any of my cards.  My buttons are lonely in their little containers on the shelf.

I never thought I would be hoarder until I started stamping.  I have enough supplies for us all to play for a very, very long time.  :)

Thanks for stopping by.

Happy Stamping!   Judy   :)

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Trick or Treat - Best of Halloween

This card was made by my upline, Connie Ingram at our September Stamp a Stack.  It uses Best of Halloween.  I'm loving the series of stamp sets that Stampin' Up! is putting out each month to celebrate their 25th Anniversary.  The DSP is from last year, I think.

Here is another nice card made by Connie.  I love the Sweater Weather DSP!   The stamp set is called Truly Grateful from the Holiday Mini catalog.

Thanks for stopping by. 

Happy Stamping!   Judy  :)

Thursday, September 19, 2013

Everything is Coming Up Halloween - Control Freaks Halloween Blog Tour

Welcome to our September Control Freaks Blog Tour.  We are featuring Halloween this month.  You may have come from Jan Tinklenberg's blog or are starting here.  

The first card is a tweaked version of my Perfect Blend card.  It has Halloween colors but is good for anytime.

Stamp Set:  Perfect Blend
CS:  Pumpkin Pie, Basic Black, Very Vanilla
DSP:  Witches Brew, Modern Medley
Ink:  Basic Black Classic Pad
Punches:  Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack, Large Oval punch, Scallop Oval punch
Accessories:  Rhinestone Jewels, Paper Snips, Glue Dots, Dimensionals
+ + + + + + + + + +

My next card uses the new Circle Thinlits Card Die.  It is so easy to use and makes a wonderfully fun card.  To make the extra fold for inside the card, you put the 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" piece of card stock through the opening of the die so it doesn't get cut off.  That gives the extra flap to be able to write in.  Pretty cool idea.  What an easy way to make a WOW card.



Stamps:  Best of Halloween, Halloween Hellos
CS:  Pumpkin Pie, Whisper White, Basic Black, Daffodil Delight
Ink: Basic Black Classic Pad
Markers:  Daffodil Delight, Pumpkin Pie, White Stampin' Chalk Marker
Punch:  1 3/4" Circle punch
Accessories:  Big Shot, Circle Thinlits Card Die [133480, $32.95] 
       Square Lattice Embossing Folder
+ + + + + + + + + +

My last card uses the new Envelope Punch Board which can be used for more than just envelopes.  I made a File Folder card.  I could have rounded the top corners but wanted the squared off version.

Stamps:  Best of Halloween
CS:  Pumpkin Pie, Whisper White, Basic Black
Ink: Basic Black Classic Pad
Punch:  1 3/8" Circle punch
Accessories:  Envelope Punch Board [Item # 133774, $19.95]
      Stampin' Trimmer, Dazzling Diamonds Glitter Glue

Thanks for stopping by.  Now you are headed to the blog of Sandy Mathis to see what she has in store for you.

Happy Stamping!   Judy  :)

Thursday, August 29, 2013

Stippled Blossoms

With pieces left over from other cards, this card came to be.

Stamps:   Stippled Blossoms, Petite Pairs
CS:  River Rock [retired], Midnight Muse, Tangerine Tango, Whisper White
Ink:  Regal Rose [retired], Raspberry Ripple, Certainly Celery [retired], Old Olive
Ribbon:  3/8" Midnight Muse Stitched Satin Ribbon
Accessories:  Big Shot, Apothecary Accents Framelits, Houndstooth Embossing Folder
       Stamp-a-ma-jig, Rhinestone Jewels, Piercing Tool, Butterfly Brads [retired]

Monday, August 26, 2013

August Stamp-a-Stack Cards

A few of the cards made at our last Stamp-a-Stack South:

  Sharon Madsen - Flower Shop

Tami Wasson - Gorgeous Grunge

 Crystal French - Kind and Cozy

 Tavia Siler - Label Love

 Lisa Gray - Magnificent Maple

 Deb Gardunio - Tag It

Everyone did a nice job.

Happy Stamping!   Judy   :)

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

More Halloween Fun :)

Four more Halloween swap cards I received from a recent Control Freak Swap:
Eileen LeFevre - Halloween Hello

Julie Davison - Witches Brewing DSP -- Iris Folding Technique

Lorri Heiling - Halloween Happiness

Mary Beth Brown - Halloween Happiness

Happy Stamping!   Judy   :)