Sunday, August 28, 2011

Glittery Goodness

I am so glad that Stampin' Up! is offering another color of glimmer paper in the new Holiday Mini Catalog! It's so incredibly sparkling, adding a lot of shimmer to your projects! The photo does not any justice to the glistening of the snowball or the shimmer highlighting Frosty's body but this card is so glittery. Dazzling Details is a new product in the mini catalog too - it's an iridescent glitter glue :-)


Tip: add a little extra dimension to your cards by layering the same color cardstock, raised with stampin' dimensionals, on your cardbase. Simple but effective!

Thanks for stopping by!

~~Marilyn~~


Stamps: Snow Much Fun
Cardstock: Poppy Parade, Watercolor Paper
Ink: Stazon Black, Poppy Parade, Basic Grey, Pumpkin Pie
Accesories: aquapainter, Basic Black striped grosgrain ribbon, Silver glimmer paper, Dazzling Details, 1/4" circle punch

Give Thanks

I have another card to share featuring the new Gently Falling stamp set from the upcoming Holiday Mini Catalog. I absolutely LOVE this set and will probably be using it alot! It coordinates so well with the new Spice Cake designer series paper, making it easy to create fabulous projects!


I softened the leaf a bit by stamping off once on scrap paper before stamping on the cardstock. This is a great way to get more bang for your buck with a single stamp pad. Sponging around all of the edges of cardstock and designer series paper also softens the look. The sentiment is from a retired stamp set, but I just love it and couldn't resist using it!

Thanks for stopping by!

~~Marilyn~~


Stamps: Gently Falling, Holiday Best (retired)
Cardstock: Pear Pizzazz, Soft Suede, Very Vanilla
Ink: Pear Pizzazz, Soft Suede
Accessories: Spice Cake designer series paper, sponges, stampin' dimensionals

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Holiday Mini Sneak Peek

Stampin' Up! has really stepped it up with the new products in the Holiday Mini Catalog that debuts on September 1st. 40+ pages filled with fun new stamp sets and designer series paper, and lots of fabulous new accessories like buttons, fabrics, ribbon, mini jingle bells, glimmer paper and dazzling details (think stickles).

So let's start with a sneak peek at a Fall-themed stamp set, Gently Falling. The color combination comes from the new Spice Cake designer series paper.

I'll have more samples so be sure to check back. Thanks for stopping by!

~~Marilyn~~


Stamps: Gently Falling, Word Play
Cardstock: Soft Suede, Pool Party, Whisper White
Ink: Soft Suede, Pool Party, More Mustard
Accessories: Crumb Cake taffeta ribbon, dotted scallop ribbon punch, color spritzer, stampin' dimensionals

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Shoebox Swap Shares

I have some more projects to share from the shoebox swap this past weekend with my fellow Stampin' Up! demonstrators. This first card was designed by Kelly Skidmore and the color combination is fabulous - Lucky Limeade (new in-color) and Chocolate Chip.


The new Holiday Mini Catalog that debuts on September 1st has so many fabulous new products. You are going to LOVE the new Stocking Builder punch! Not only does it coordinate with the Stitched Stockings stamp set, it's works wonderfully with the silver glimmer paper! This Christmas card was designed by my upline, Sherrie Thomas.

To show you how fabulously sparkly the glimmer paper is, here's a close-up of the stocking:


You can now see why I love getting together with my stampin' sisters! We all love to share our ideas and I always come away from the meetings re-energized. If you want to be a part of a supportive network of talented paper crafters, consider becoming a demonstrator. I just celebrated my 6th anniversary and still love it as much as I did when I started.

Thanks for stopping by!

~~Marilyn~~


{{thank you}}
Stamps: Creative Elements, Perfectly Penned
Cardstock: Chocolate Chip, Lucky Limeade, Whisper White
Ink: Chocolate Chip, Lucky Limeade
Accessories: Lucky Limeade ruffled ribbon, Big Shot, Houndstooth embossing folder, stampin' dimensionals

{{merry christmas}}
Stamps: Stitched Stockings, Teeny Tiny Wishes
Cardstock: Garden Green, Early Espresso, Real Red
Ink: Early Espresso
Accessories: stocking builder punch, 2-3/8" scallop circle punch, modern label punch, Holly Beery Bouquet designer series paper, stampin' dimensionals

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Stamp-a-Thon

What a fun afternoon! My upline held her annual Stamp-a-Thon for her downline complete with a potluck and a shoebox swap. We were blessed to have some "distant relatives" come from 2 hours away to participate - a shout out to Betty's Kentucky Contingency! :-)

Here is my contribution to the swap featuring new stamp sets, Best Friends Forever (got it free for attending convention!) and Friendly Phrases. I also used the beautiful new designer series paper from the upcoming Holiday Mini Catalog called Spice Cake.


For some reason, my camera doesn't want to be truthful with the cardstock colors. The strip of cardstock above the DSP is Early Espresso even though it looks black and the bright blue at the bottom is actually the soft Pool Party in-color.

I'll have some more projects to share from our get together so be sure to check back.


Thanks for stopping by!

~~Marilyn~~


Stamps: Best Friends Forever, Friendly Phrases
Cardstock: Crumb Cake, Early Espresso, Pool Party, Very Vanilla
Ink: Crumb Cake, Early Espresso
Accessories: scallop border punch, large oval punch, scallop oval punch, Spice Cake designer series paper, stampin' dimensionals


Friday, August 5, 2011

Free DSP!


Have you heard?? Stampin' Up! is offering a special promotion on designer series paper this month: buy 3 packages of basic DSP and get 1 free - a $10.95 value! Choose from any of the following patterns on pages 184-186 of the Idea Book & Catalog:
122343 Nautical Expedition
122367 Paisley Petals
122357 Beau Ch√Ęteau
122354 Pocketful of Posies
122355 Domestic Goddess
124339 Just Add Cake
122351 Frightful Sight
122352 Timeless Portrait
122350 Berry Blossoms
122342 Beyond the Garden
122359 Well Worn
122347 Nursery Nest
122349 Letters to Santa
122348 Big Top Birthday
Stampin' Up! offers a Designer Series Paper for every crafting occasion, every crafting project, and every creative mood so stock up today!

~~Marilyn~~

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