25 October 2016

Season of Gratitude Paper Pumpkin Kit

 
Yikes!! I can't believe it has been 3 weeks since I was last here.  Tristan started hockey and that has taken the schedule to a whole new level! He has made the Colorado Rampage Squirt A Team.  We are out every night of the week with either hockey or gymnastics and this past weekend we had out first Hockey tournament in Denver. With all that, homework and Ashley's shift schedule, it is tough finding my creative time and my motivation.  I miss having you all over for classes and motivating me to create for you.

I thought to get back into creating I would start with the most recent Paper Pumpkin Kit that came in the mail.  It is called Season of Gratitude and it was so much fun to put together.  It took me awhile to get it done due to my schedule but Paper Pumpkin kits are designed to be your 30 min creative escape.  The October kit makes 8 cards and what makes them really exciting is that they are shaker cards!


You can see so many different ways of using the Paper Pumpkin kit contents as well by visiting Pinterest and search for Stampin' Up! Seasons of Gratitude, or just search Paper Pumpkin and look at all the wonderful ideas out there. 

If you are interested in giving Paper Pumpkin a try, you can sign up right HERE

Paper Pumpkin costs just $26.95 a month + tax.  The next will be processing on 11 November and I am sure it will be a fun Christmas set.  

You can also purchase a pre-paid subscription for multiple months and earn the Stampin' Rewards.  Just give me a call if you are interested in that option!  

End of the month is coming soon... don't forget to take advantage of the current promotions
 
Click on the links below to take you to my Online store.   





Don't forget when shopping in my online store, be sure to use my monthly hostess code.  You enter it in at the space at the bottom left of the shopping cart.
October's Code is S7RJMTF3
Why use the code you ask?  Well, by using the code, your order along with others who use the code add up to earn Stampin' Rewards.  At the end of the month I close the workshop and distribute the rewards amongst those that ordered!  Free Product!  Isn't that awesome!  So use the code :)
Happy Stamping!  Feel free to share your creations with me on my Stampin' With Catherine Facebook Page!  I would love to see what you have been working on! 
Catherine xo

04 October 2016

Eye-Catching IKAT!!

Have you had a look at the clearance rack lately?  I was so excited to see some of the photopolymer stamp sets we introduced monthly when we were first getting into photopolymer.  Of course, I purchased quite a few of them and than ran out to time and didn't get a chance to use them.

Well, since they are on the clearance rack and you stil can buy them, then I can still use them!!

One of my favourites is Eye-Catching IKAT!

I visited Pinterest to find some inspiration!  I was determined the use every stamp in the set and I wanted to keep the cards simple so they can reproduced quickly.  Single layer keeps it simple and then just a few rhinestones here and there to embellish. 
Look at all the cards I made! 
 
Tracy May had a few cards on Pinterest that turned the images into doodle characters.  It was so fun!  I ended up using one of the little critters on my card.  Isn't he so cute?

Tempting Turquoise, Stamped Off Tempting Turquoise, Peekaboo Peach, Stamped off Peekaboo Peach

Here are some close ups of all the cards I created! 
 
Dapper Denim, Stamped Off Dapper Denim, Stamped Off Marina Mist

Crushed Curry, Smoky Slate
Real Red, Pumpkin Pie, Daffodil Delight, Old Olive, Bermuda Bay, Tempting Turquoise

Calypso Coral, Blushing Bride, So Saffron, Pear Pizzazz, Soft Sky, Wisteria Wonder

Real Red, Peekaboo Peach, Daffodil Delight, Emerald Envy, Pacific Point
Watermelon Wonder, Flirty Flamingo, Stamped off Flirty Flamingo

Pool Party

Elegant Eggplant, Stamped off Elegant Eggplant, Wisteria Wonder


The Whisper White Piece is 4" x 5 1/4" and it is layered on a Basic Black Card Base with Dimensionals.  The Happy Birthday Greeting is the "Stylized Birthday Stamp" and it is stamped in Basic Black.  A Few Rhinestones were added for added dimension.

Click on the links below to take you to my Online store.   

Don't forget World Card Making Day Offers are only good until 5 Oct and 
Designer Paper special runs until the end of the month. 








Don't forget when shopping in my online store, be sure to use my monthly hostess code.  You enter it in at the space at the bottom left of the shopping cart.
October's Code is S7RJMTF3
Why use the code you ask?  Well, by using the code, your order along with others who use the code add up to earn Stampin' Rewards.  At the end of the month I close the workshop and distribute the rewards amongst those that ordered!  Free Product!  Isn't that awesome!  So use the code :)

Happy Stamping!  Feel free to share your creations with me on my Stampin' With Catherine Facebook Page!  I would love to see what you have been working on! 

Catherine xo



01 October 2016

Happy World Card Making Day!


I honestly don't know where the past week has gone!  I sure haven't had much time at home this week, but today is World Card Making Day and I am going to set some time aside just for me to stamp!!  I am in need for all sorts of cards to send to my friends, I am really behind!

Do you remember the last time you received a card in the mail?  In a sea of junk mail and bills, a card is a simple thing that really stands out to the person who receives it.  Sending a card is a small gesture that shows just how much you care about that special someone in your life.

And in celebration of World Card Making Day, from October 1-5, you can save up to 25% on card making essentials that can be used to share your love all year long! (October Hostess Code is at bottom of post if ordering online)




Now, if these deals aren't enough for the next 5 days... how about a promotion that lasts all month! 


That's right... it's that time again when we offer Designer Paper for Buy 3 get 1 Free!  



Don't forget when shopping in my online store, be sure to use my monthly hostess code.  You enter it in at the space at the bottom left of the shopping cart.
October's Code is S7RJMTF3
Why use the code you ask?  Well, by using the code, your order along with others who use the code add up to earn Stampin' Rewards.  At the end of the month I close the workshop and distribute the rewards amongst those that ordered!  Free Product!  Isn't that awesome!  So use the code :)

Happy Stamping!  Feel free to share your creations with me on my Stampin' With Catherine Facebook Page!  I would love to see what you have been working on! 

Catherine xo


21 September 2016

Last Day for Special Offers!! The Layering Ovals Framelits are are great deal!!

Alright, so last post I said I was going to create a card on Friday, I said it out loud so it would actually happen!  Well, I didn't complete a full card but I did play with some stamps and ink at a coffee shop with my friends.  Does that count?  Here are the little guys we coloured:


Well I finally got around to putting them on some notecards yesterday along with creating another card.  I wanted to use the Layering Ovals Framelits Dies that are on sale to showcase them with my card.
Today is the last day to get these particular framelits on sale.  Here is what else is on sale, click on the picture to take you to my online store.
https://www.stampinup.com/ECWeb/ItemList.aspx?categoryid=20300&dbwsdemoid=1000112

If you ever wanted to get into Project Life, now is the time while the product is on sale.  Continue reading so you can see another way of using project life card collections....

Here is how I used my oval framelits?


Isn't he cute?  So, I started with a soft sky card base and I cut out the oval from the card front to make a window card.  I then cut out a scallop oval from a scrap piece of soft sky card stock and then using the same oval framelit as the one from the window card, cut out the centre of the scalloped oval.  Now you have a thin scallop ring to apply to the front of the card.  First I sponged it so it would stand out and I stamped on the card front with little white speckles before I adhered with tweezers and the fine tip glue pen.

The mouse is stamped on a 4 x 5 1/4" piece of white card stock with basic black archival ink.  After I coloured with markers and a blender pen, I then attached this layer to the inside front cover with dimensionals so the mouse would be set back in the window.  A stamped embossed greeting, something on the inside a coordinating envelope and finish off with some wink of stella and some glitter and you are all done! 
The Inside and the coordinating envelope!
 And here are the cards I made with those little mice from the first photo.  I wanted to keep them very simple on notecards.


Here are the supplies used for the Soft Sky Card:
Stamp Sets: Merry Mice (c) 142145, Mountain Adventure (p) 142194 (for the dots)

Card Stock: Soft Sky and Whisper White (on the notecards I layered on Island Indigo)

Ink: Basic Black Archival Ink, Soft Sky, Whisper White, Versamark

Markers: Smoky Slate, Island Indigo, Basic Black, Real Red, Pink Pirouette, Tip Top Taupe, Sahara Sand (for the notecards I used a wide variety of colours)

Tools: Blender Pens, Layering Ovals Framelits Dies 141706 $11.50 off reg price, Sponge, Whisper White Embossing Powder, Heat Tool, Big Shot, Wink of Stella Clear, Fine Tip Glue Pen, Dazzling Diamonds Glitter

I hope you have enjoyed my cards for today!  If you have any questions I'd be more than happy to answer them so just send me an email, or post a comment here.

Coming Soon... a How to Video on colouring with markers and blender pens.... 

Oh.. Last thing about the sale items... have you ever wondered what is Project Life?  Well... people just assume it is just for scrapbooking photos... but it isn't... You can make a whole variety of cards with the card collections.  My friend Patty did just that and I would like to share her amazing cards with you.  It's amazing what you can do with just a bit of imagination!

 All these cards were created using the Hello Lovely Card Collection Kit!  So Much Fun!!!


Don't forget when shopping in my online store, be sure to use my monthly hostess code.  You enter it in at the space at the bottom left of the shopping cart.
September's Code is R9UV4BJ6
Why use the code you ask?  Well, by using the code, your order along with others who use the code add up to earn Stampin' Rewards.  At the end of the month I close the workshop and distribute the rewards amongst those that ordered!  Free Product!  Isn't that awesome!  So use the code :)

Have a great day!

Catherine

15 September 2016

New Items on the Clearance Rack!!

I think we need another computer in this house!  Victoria and Tristan do a lot of their homework right on google classroom or on other learning sites like Alec.  So... guess who's computer gets used for that... mine!  So, I need to manage my time better during the day and get these blog posts done before the kids get home from school. Otherwise it is bedtime when I get my laptop back and then I'm too tired to work on a blog post.  

The Clearance Rack has been updated with some new retired products!  Click on the link below to go directly there. 

There are some great products that were added!!   All the photopolymer sets that we had introduced when we started getting into photopolymer are all on there and they are pretty awesome!

The special offers have been updated today too for the final week of special offers ... click on the image below to go directly there to check out the great deals.

https://www.stampinup.com/ECWeb/ItemList.aspx?categoryid=20300&dbwsdemoid=1000112


 Have you ever wanted to try Project Life?  Now's the time with some of the card collections on sale.  The card collections and accessory packs are also great for your card making... they don't have to be used with photos for project life.

And lastly.... did you see we have a new Angel Policy stamp set? 
It is called "I Stamped This".  It is such a great stamp set to use when signing the back of your card.  It is available in both clear (144274 $24) and wood (137049 $33).  It is also great for any crafter or baker!

To find out more about the Angel Policy... Click HERE.

Click on the picture and that will take you to the online store so you can order one of your very own.
https://www.stampinup.com/ECWeb/ProductDetails.aspx?productID=144274&dbwsdemoid=1000112

Don't forget when shopping in my online store, be sure to use my monthly hostess code.  You enter it in at the space at the bottom left of the shopping cart.
September's Code is R9UV4BJ6
Why use the code you ask?  Well, by using the code, your order along with others who use the code add up to earn Stampin' Rewards.  At the end of the month I close the workshop and distribute the rewards amongst those that ordered!  Free Product!  Isn't that awesome!  So use the code :) 

After my appointment tomorrow, I will be coming home and am going to stamp a card using one of the new holiday sets! 
I need to say it out loud so it actually happens and then I will share it with you on Friday! 
I miss not having you all over at my place for some stampin' fun.  Stamping with you, motivated me!

Happy Stamping! 

Catherine

09 September 2016

I finally created a card!

I can't believe after a whole two months I finally had some time and motivation to create a card.  Now, it took me a bit to get back into the groove and many oopsies to finally come out with something that I could take a picture of.  Here it is:

Penned & Painted


I just love 2 step stamping... and in this case it was 3 step stamping.  I love the depth you get just from your stamps and inkThis is a great stamp set for making a one sheet wonder!  I haven't done that in ages, so I think that will happen in the near future.

Supplies Used:

Stamp Sets: Penned & Painted (141938 $31.00 Photopolymer), Thankful Thoughts (141522 $25.00 Clear Mount)
Almost forgot about the Touches of Texture (143251 $44.00 Clear Mount) that I used on the edges of the Pear Pizzazz card base

Ink: Melon Mambo, Pear Pizzazz, Daffodil Delight and Tuxedo Black

Card Stock: Pear Pizzazz, Basic Black, Whisper White

Extras: Rhinestones and Dimensionals... oh and after I took the photo I added some clear wink of stella to the middle of the flowers

I was hoping to have created more than one card today, but I was slow at getting into it.  And, then when I did get into it... I got lost in my time that I was almost late in picking up Victoria from school :)

Here are some pictures of my studio too.... I am really needing a new light fixture because the light in there right now is awful!  I didn't actually sit in here today when I stamped because of that reason, instead I set up a table near the back door, with a perfect view of the mountains and great daylight!

View from the door

Tool Station

Colour and Stamp Station

Shelves of Stuff :) 

View from my walk-in Storage Closet

And that's it for today!  I hope you all enjoyed the card and I look forward to when I am back again with another card!

Here is a reminder for the special deals for this week....  Scroll back a post to get the hostess code to use when shopping online.  You can also contact me directly with your orders as well.

Have a great day! 

Catherine

07 September 2016

Thoughtful Branches still available! New Special Offers Too!

Did you miss out on the incredible Thoughtful Branches Bundle 
that was only available for the month of August? 


Well, you are in luck.  We still have some leftovers, so Stampin' Up! is still offering this bundle and products while supplies last. So, Order yours today before it is officially too late!
Of course the Bundle is the way to go as you save 10%!  
Here is what the stamp set looks like followed by the thinlets:



Don't forget when shopping in my online store, be sure to use my monthly hostess code.  You enter it in at the space at the bottom left of the shopping cart.
September's Code is R9UV4BJ6

Why use the code you ask?  Well, by using the code, your order along with others who use the code add up to earn Stampin' Rewards.  At the end of the month I close the workshop and distribute the rewards amongst those that ordered!  Free Product!  Isn't that awesome!  So use the code :) 
Click HERE to order your Thoughtful Branches Bundle! 

And don't forget you can get lots of ideas on Pinterest!


Week 2 of Special Offers are up today! Available 8-14 September.

Click HERE to check them out! 

I'm having a creating day today!!! Yeah... it has been so long.  So be sure to check back tomorrow to see where I'm creating and what I am creating :) 

Catherine