Thursday, September 6, 2012

Stylin' Stampin' Squad Blog Hop - Gently Falling

Welcome to stop 12 of the Stylin' Stampin' Squad's Blog Hop for September!  If you are hopping in order you have just come from Kim's Blog.  If this is your first stop on the hop, no worries; all the blogs are looped together so you won't miss a thing. 

This month we were to make a card and a 3D item with a Fall
or Back to School theme. This also works with the challenge over at The Paper Players.

I think the Gently Falling stamp set is so pretty and after looking around the internet for some inspiration I decided to colour the leaves using my Aqua Painter.  I then cut them out by hand and arranged them so they looked like a pile of leaves.

Stamps:  Gently Falling, Pursuit of Happiness and Woodgrain
Inks:  Always Artichoke, Cajun Craze, Cherry Cobbler, More Mustard, Riding Hood Red and Tangerine Tango
Papers:  Cajun Craze, Crumb Cake, More Mustard, Riding Hood Red and Watercolor Paper
Accessories:  Big Shot, Labels Collection Framelits, Aqua Painters and Paper Snips.

Okay, I don't really do 3D projects.  Not because I don't like to, just haven't gotten that far!  I have been thinking about this for days and finally I remembered something I saw on Pinterest.

Stampin' Up! uses this awesome brown paper to fill up the empty space in the box when they ship out orders.  Sometimes there is a lot of brown paper!  Anyway, I found this really neat project to make fire starters and it allows you to recycle a few different materials.  You take an empty toilet paper roll, stuff it with the lint from your dryer (so cool) and wrap with brown paper, tying each end with baker's twine!
I used a piece of brown paper 8" x 10" and stamped the leaves before I wrapped the toilet paper roll.  I think a basket of those would make an awesome gift!

Stamps:  Gently Falling
Inks:  Always Artichoke, Cajun Craze and More Mustard
Accessories:  Early Espresso Baker's Twine

That's it for me this time.  I hope you have enjoyed this stop and now it is time to hop on over to Shellie's Creative Eclectica Blog.

Blog Hop Participants:
  1. Shellie G. of Creative Electica
  2. Annie L. of Love Me Cards
  3. Pam S. of Stampin' in the Sun!
  4. Nancy B. of Lady Stamps-A-Lot
  5. Rose C. of Stamp with Rose
  6. Tonya B. of Stampin' with Tonya
  7. Dawn S. of Dawn's Creative Chalet
  8. Patricia T. of Sunnyone Stampin'
  9. Heather W. of Stamping with Heather
  10. Darcy J. of DJ's Stampin' Place
  11. Kim R. of Stamping with Kim
  12. Nancy B of Momma B Stampin' (you are here)
Thanks for stopping by and Happy Stamping!!!

Monday, September 3, 2012

Blog Hop Coming This Thursday!

I am very excited (and a little bit nervous) to be participating
in my very first blog hop this coming Thursday.

On the first Thursday of each month a group of very talented Stampin' Up! Demonstrators post a card and a 3D project on our blogs.  We provide links to all the other participants of the Hop.  As you can see, this months theme is Fall/Back to School.

Be sure to come back this Thursday, September 6th after 7am to see what I and 12 of my fellow Demonstrators have to share with you!!!

Thanks for stopping by and Happy Stamping!!!

Sunday, September 2, 2012

Fab Friday - Christmas Lodge

Mindy Backes and her awesome design team kicked off the 

Here's the fun sketch for the very first challenge:

and here is my take on it...

I just luuuv the Christmas Lodge stamp set!  After stamping the image it seemed to be missing something...too much white er should I say vanilla space in the top corners.  One of the more low cost ways to add that little something to a project is paper piercing.  I think those little areas finish that part of the card quite nicely.

Stamps:  Christmas Lodge and Open Sleigh
Inks:  Soft Suede Classic Ink
Papers:  Early Espresso, Soft Suede and Very Vanilla
Card Stock and Festival of Prints DSP Stack
Accessories:  Paper-Piercing Tool, Stampin' Pierce Mat, 
Essentials Paper-Piercing Pack, Dotted Scallop Ribbon 
Border Punch, Antique Brads

Thanks for stopping by and Happy Stamping!!!

Saturday, September 1, 2012

Back to Spool Special = FREE Ribbon for YOU!!!

Who doesn't like free stuff, right?  Well, Stampin' Up! has a real treat for all of us.  For the month of September, you will receive a FREE package of 3/8" Stitched Satin Ribbon  - a $12.25 value - for every
$50 of Stampin' Up! product you purchase.

Do you want even more free stuff?  When your order reaches $200, you will qualify for HOSTESS BENEFITS and get your favorite four ribbons for FREE!  WOW!  All five if you order the last one with your Hostess Benefits!  

Here is a fun little video Stampin' Up! home office put together.

Good News:  Stampin' Up! has extended the 31% Off Digital sale until September 14!


August can be a busy month with finishing up summer holiday and getting everybody ready for back to school, you may have missed the opportunity to get the awesome 31 digital content items that are on sale for 31% off the regular prices.  Now you have a little more time to download that content you have been wanting, create your projects with your FREE trial of MDS2 and send them off to our print service.

More Good News:  Stampin' Up! has extended the Spooktacular Howl-o-ween Project Kit Offer to September 16!

When you sign up as a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator you will receive a Howl-o-ween Project Kit - a $75 value - for FREE!!!  

Thanks for stopping by and Happy Stamping!!!