Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Colour Q #48 with Stampin' Up! Owl Punch (118074)

Welcome to another edition of the Colour Q! It's hard to believe it's the last Tuesday of August!! It's also the last day to order from the Stampin' Up! Summer Mini Catalog!!! You can CLICK HERE to place your order On-Line today to make sure you get the products you want! I used a few of them on my card today!
The color challenge we have for you this week is so fun, it features Cherry Cobbler, Daffodil Delight, Tangerine Tango, Bermuda Bay (Retired), Very Vanilla, and Crumb Cake. I totally spaced on using Bermuda Bay on my card!! LOL!!! Here's what I came up with:

Inside of Card - sentiment from Watercolor Trio set
Stampin' Essentials Tips:
  • The Watercolor Trio Stamp Set in the Summer Mini Catalog has turned into one of my favorites! It's on page 16 and today is the last day to order it! I used the 'Birthday Wishes' sentiment from the set, but the set also comes with 'From the Heart' and 'Thanks so Much'! Clear Mount is $16.95 (120084) and the Wood Mount is $22.95 (117050).
  • The polka dot paper is also from the Summer Mini Catalog! It's from the Island Oasis DSP on page 27, item number for order is (117173) and the paper is $9.95.
  • Oh how I love the Owl Punch (118074) paired with the Woodgrain (117100) background stamp set on page 142. Next to the Big Shot, the Two-Step Owl Punch is my FAVORITE!!! It's a must have!
CLICK HERE to place a Stampin' Up! Order On-Line 24/7

Stamps: Woodgrain (117100), Watercolor Trio (120084)
Ink: Cherry Cobbler (119669)
Card Stock: Cherry Cobbler (119685), Crumb Cake (120953), Daffodil Delight (119683), Pumpkin Pie (105117), Very Vanilla (101650)
Paper: Island Oasis DSP (117173), Greenhouse Gala (117167)
Embellishments: Daffodil Delight 1/8" Taffeta Ribbon (119254), Linen Thread (104199), Regals Buttons (119737)
Punches: 2-3/8" Scallop Circle (118874), Two-Step Owl (118074), 1-3/4" Circle (119850)
Tools: Big Shot (113439), Matchbox (114890), Block 'B' (117147), Paper-Piercing Tool (116631), Mat Pack (105826)
Stampin' Essentials: Stampin' Dimensionals (104430)
Finished Size: 4-1/4" x 5-1/2"

If you LOVE the Greenhouse Gala DSP I used on today's card,
stay tuned for an exciting promotion Stampin' Up! is starting
tomorrow, September 1st, 2010!!!

Monday, August 30, 2010

1 Day Remaining to Order from the Summer Mini

It's hard to believe that there's only {1} day left to place your order from the Stampin' Up! Summer Mini Catalog! The final day of ordering is TOMORROW, Tuesday, August 31st, 2010! To get the creative juices flowing, I dedicated today's post to a parade of cards I've made and featured on my blog using stamps sets and accessories from the Summer Mini Catalog!

Watercolor Trio Set - page 16

Tropical Party Set & Island Oasis DSP - pages 26-27

Tropical Party Set & Island Oasis DSP - pages 26-27

Punched Posies Set - page 5

Punched Posies Set - page 5

Watercolor Trio Set - page 16

Watercolor Trio Set - page 16

Tropical Party Set & Island Oasis DSP - pages 26-27

It's the Thought Set - page 4
Stampin' Essentials:

Thanks so much and I'll be back tomorrow for the Colour Q Design Team!
~Kari Linder

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Stampin' Celebration Inspiration Challenge #17

It's Thursday!!! Thanks to everyone that joined us last week at the Stampin' Celebration Inspiration Challenge! We're so glad you play along and enjoy these challenges with each each week! This week is a super cute inspiration challenge and I just love those cupcake toppers! Handcrafted party decor is totally in right now so it's fun to see this carry over into our challenges! My friend Mindy just asked me to create some more cupcake toppers for an upcoming friend's baby shower, so I'll make sure and share those with you! CLICK HERE to see photos from Mindy's daughter's birthday party and the cupcake toppers I made for her!
I needed a 'thank you' card to send to my friend Regina! She had me over last weekend for a crafting day and we had SO much fun! Here's what I came up with for this week:
Stampin' Essentials Tips:

  • My card layout is based upon this week's MoJo Monday sketch! I just love the simplicity of the design and the four square pattern! My Squares are 2" x 2" and cut from Marina Mist card stock!
  • Hello BLING!!! Oh yes, I love the NEW Stampin' Up! Rhinestone Jewels (119246)! They are 1/2 back, and include 150 pieces per package! 50 each in 3 different sizes! But the best part is that they are SELF-ADHESIVE! Check them out on page 188 of the Idea Book & Catalog! There is also Pearls Jewels (119247). These beauties are a steal for only $4.95 per package!!!
  • No stamps or ink were used on this card!!! Can you believe it!?! The embossed 'Thanks' sentiment is from the 'THANKS' Embosslit die (115957) on page 215 of the Idea Book & Catalog! I ran the die through my Big Shot (113439) with Pear Pizzazz and Early Espresso card stock. Then trimmed out just the 'THANKS' with my Paper Snips (103579) and layered it on top of the Early Espresso die-cut!
To place a Stampin' Up! order On-Line 24/7, CLICK HERE!

Card Stock: Pear Pizzazz (119795), Early Espresso (119686), Marina Mist (119682), Pretty in Pink (100459), So Saffron (105118)
Paper: Elegant Soiree DSP (117163)
Embellishments: Rhinestone Jewels (119246), Pretty in Pink 1/4" Grosgrain (109032)
Tools: Paper Snips (103579), Big Shot (113439), Beautiful Wings (118138), Thanks (115957)
Finished Size: 4-1/4" x 5-1/2"
Thanks for joining me today!
I'll be back tomorrow with a cool Idea Book & Catalog offer!

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Colour Q #47 with Stampin' Up! Birthday Bliss Set

Happy Tuesday to you! It's another edition of the Colour Q challenge featuring an awesome color combination of More Mustard, Poppy Parade, Bermuda Bay (Retired), Basic Gray, and Whisper White. I swaped out Tempting Turquoise for Bermuda Bay since I wanted to make sure you were able to order current Stampin' Up! product if you wanted to order the supplies I used to make this card! Here's what I came up:

My card layout is based upon the sketch challenge at Taylored Expressions. I love the big circles and used the Stampin' Up! Circle Scissor Plus (112530) to create them. I think my largest one is 2-1/4" in diameter, then the layers are approximatley 1/8" smaller on each circle. The groovy flowers are from the Blossom Party Bigz die (115971). I off-centered them to keep the party alive!! HAHA - oh how I love Family Force 5! The Turquoise polka dot designer series paper I used on this card is from the Island Oasis DSP (117173) in the Summer Mini! There's only one week left to place your orders from this mini!

Sentiment is from the Birthday Bliss stamp set on page 57
To shop for Stampin' Up! On-Line, CLICK HERE!

Stamps: Birthday Bliss (115442)
Ink: Poppy Parade (119782)
Card Stock: Poppy Parade (119793), Whisper White (100730), More Mustard (100946), Basic Gray (121044), Tempting Turquoise (102067)
Paper: Island Oasis DSP (117173 - Summer Mini)
Embellishments: 5/16" Neutral Jumbo Brads (112534)
Tools: Big Shot (113439), Blossom Party (115971), Circle Scissor Plus (112530), Glass Mat (112531), Paper Piercing (116631), Mat Pack (105826)
Stampin' Essentials: Stampin' Dimensionals (104430)
Finished Size: 4-1/4" x 5-1/2"
Have a terrific day!

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Stampin' Up! Punch Caddies Not Available

As you know, the Punch Caddies are listed in the new Stampin' Up! Idea Book & Catalog (pg. 200) as “Coming Soon.” Stampin' Up! is disappointed to report, however, that due to serious production and quality issues with the manufacturer, SU will not be able to offer the Punch Caddies at all (sad day). And because the manufacturer will likely not be able to meet the quality standards for the Punch Caddy in the future, Stampin' Up! does not have any plans to offer a revised or equivalent product in its place.

I am super bummed that SU cannot offer the Punch Caddies for sale!!! But because of Stampin' Up!'s ongoing commitment to providing their customers and demonstrators with the highest quality products, SU simply cannot allow this product to go live. If you have additional questions about this matter, please EMAIL ME and I'd be happy to help! Or send me a message about your creative ways to store your punches! I'd love to hear about it and will post them on my blog!

The item numbers are no longer available, so you won't be able to place orders for any of the four different caddies Stampin' Up! was planning on offering! ALL of the punches, however, are available for purchase and you can CLICK HERE to place a Stampin' Up! order On-Line 24/7. My favorite of course is the Two-Step Owl Punch (item # 118074) for $16.95!

Hope you had a great weekend!

Friday, August 20, 2010

Now Available: Play Date Rub-Ons (item # 118760)

Stampin' Up! just announced that the Play Date Rub-Ons (item # 118760) are now available for purchase! These cuties are featured on page 184 of the NEW Idea Book & Catalog (item # 122202).

2 sheets per package: 2 identical sheets of Chocolate Chip, Real Red, So Saffron, and Tempting Turquoise images
■ Can be used on unique, textured surfaces that are difficult to stamp on, such as glass, tin, and plastic
■ Should be used on nonporous surfaces, such as glass, photos, clipboards, candles, and ribbons
■ Coordinates with: Funky Four and Forest Friends (113748) Stamp Sets on pages 92-93; Play Date Designer Series Paper (117168); Play Date Quick Accents (117172); Play Date File Folders (117170); Play Date Gusseted Envelopes (120434)

Thank you and have a great Friday!
~Kari Linder

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Stampin' Celebration Inspiration Challenge #16

Welcome to another edition of the Stampin' Inspiration Celebration Challenge! This week we have a beautiful challenge for you and this one inspired me to create a little wedding ensemble! Hope you come out and join us! Here's what I came up with:

The Fancy Favor die (115965) is perfect for party favor boxes and gifts. Monogrammed with the NEW Broadsheet Alphabet (120585)
My Card Layout is based upon this week's Clean & Simple Stamping sketch

Congratulations on your Wedding Day card
To Place an order for Stampin' Up! On-Line 24/7, CLICK HERE!

Stamps: Watercolor Trio (120084), Occasional Quotes (120142), Broadsheet Alphabet (120585)
Ink: Cherry Cobbler (119669), Old Olive (102277)
Card Stock: Crumb Cake (120953), Very Vanilla (101650), Garden Green (102584), Cherry Cobbler (119685)
Embellishments: Crumb Cake 3/8" Taffeta Ribbon (Retired)
Punches: 1-3/4" Circle (119850), 2-3/8" Scallop Circle (118874)
Tools: Big Shot (113439), Fancy Favor Box (115965), Vintage Wallpaper Embossing Folder(120175), Block 'H' (118490), Block 'B' (117147), Paper Piercing Tool (116631), Mat Pack (105826)
Stampin' Essentials: Stampin' Dimensionals (104430), Sticky Strip (104294)
Finished Size: Card (4-1/4" x 5-1/2"), Fancy Favor Box (3" x 2" x 3-1/2")

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

School Days Congrats Owl for the Stampin' Royalty

I'm so honored to have been asked to be a guest designer this week for the Stampin' Royalty! I love those girls ~ they are all just so sweet! So thankful we have Stampin' Up! in common! I've played along with many of their fun challenges and have a Top Pick several times, which just makes my day! This week they have a theme challenge: School Days. I hope you'll be able to join us and enter their challenge! Here's what I came up with:

Stampin' Essentials Tips:
  • The 'Congrats' sentiment is from the Fundamental Phrases Stamp Set on page 157 (114968). This set comes with {24} adorable sentiments perfect for every occasion! I stamped the 'Congrats' in Old Olive ink on Whisper White Card Stock.
  • I love owls! They are all the rave right now in the paper crafting world and the Stampin' Up! It's the Thought Level 1 Hostess Set on page 4 of the Summer Mini Catalog is so cute! The sentiment I thought was perfect for back to school themed projects since his little glasses remind me of a professor and the sentiment '...a little wiser' are perfect for back to school and learning!
  • I chose to use the Stampin' Up! colors Riding Hood Red, Baja Breeze, Old Olive, and Night of Navy. Perfect primary school colors! If you haven't already purchased the RetroFit Color Kits to update your Stampin' Up! color collection, you can CLICK HERE to download the PDF and view the different kits for Markers, Ink Pads, and Card Stock! These are a great way to purchase just the NEW colors your need!
  • To add to the School Days theme, I stapled the 'Congrats' sentiment! I rarely staple on my projects - so I really hoped it would be in the right place the first time! Measure twice, staple once!!! To place an Order for Stampin' Up! On-Line 24/7, CLICK HERE!

Stamps: Fundamental Phrases (114968), It's the Thought (120027)
Ink: Old Olive (102277), Baja Breeze (111833), Jet Black StazOn (101406)
Card Stock: Riding Hood Red (111348), Baja Breeze (111352), Old Olive (100702), Night of Navy (100867), Whisper White (100730)
Embellishments: 5/16" Neutral Brads (112534), Real Red 1/4" Grosgrain Ribbon (109034)
Punches: 2-3/8" Scallop Circle (118874), 1-3/4" Circle (119850)
Tools: Circle Scissor Plus (112530), Glass Mat (112531), Blender Pens, Paper Piercing Tool (116631), Mat Pak (105826)
Other: Staple
Stampin' Essentials: Stampin' Dimensionals (104430)
Finished Size: 4-1/4" x 5-1/2"

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

CQC #46 Hello Baby Card with Fox and Friends

Happy Tuesday to you! Thanks for joining me today! I just love the color combination this week at the Colour Q! It features several of my favorite Stampin' Up! colors: Cherry Cobbler, Daffodil Delight, Wild Wasabi, Baja Breeze and Very Vanilla! Isn't that little dress in the photo just adorable!?! With these colors, I inspired to make a little baby card! Here's what I came up with!

Stampin' Essentials Tips:
  • My card layout is based upon this weeks Taylored Expressions Sketch Challenge! This was such a great layout since it features three panels and circles - which worked perfectly for my baby card and the different animals!
  • The stamped images are from the Fox & Friends Stamp Set on page 96 of the Stampin' Up! Idea Book & Catalog. This set features 7 adorable animals, and I chose to use the monkey (Cherry Cobbler), lion (Daffodil Delight), and turtle (Wild Wasabi).
  • The scallop circles layered behind the stamped images isn't one of our Scallop Circle punches, it's actually from the Scallop Circles #2 die (113469) - the smaller of the two Scallop Circles. I chose to use the die-cut Scallop Circle since it was just the perfect size to layer with the 1-3/4" Circle Punch (119850), since I just wanted the scallops to show behind the circle. Plus it fit perfectly with this card size - 3-1/4" x 6-1/2", scored at the top! Here's some additional pictures:
Hello Baby

Little Monkey and Lion

Little Turtle and Monkey

'Tent' card, scored at the top

To Place an order for Stampin' Up! products On-Line, 24/7, CLICK HERE!

Stamps: Fox & Friends (118565), Teeny Tiny Wishes (115370)
Ink: Wild Wasabi (109014), Daffodil Delight (119667), Cherry Cobbler (119669)
Card Stock: Wild Wasabi (108641), Cherry Cobbler (119685), Very Vanilla (101650), Baja Breeze (111352), Daffodil Delight (119683)
Paper: Elegant Soiree DSP (117163)
Embellishments: Subtles Buttons (119745), Regals Buttons (119744), Daffodil Delight 1/8" Taffeta Ribbon (119254), Linen Thread (104199)
Punches: 1-3/4" Circle (119850)
Tools: Block 'B' (117147), Big Shot (113439), Lots of Tags (114508), Scallop Circles #2 (113469)
Stampin' Essentials: Small Open-End White Envelopes (107286)
Finished Size: 3-1/4" x 5-1/2"
Thanks for stopping by!
I'll be back tomorrow as a Guest Designer for the Stampin' Royalty!
~Kari Linder

Monday, August 16, 2010

Stampin' Up! Marvelous Marker Mania Monday

If you've been a blog reader or a follower you know that I'm a Stampin' Up! only girl and think their products are the best! I've recently posted about when Stampin' Up! products are highlighted in crafting magazines, such as Creating Keepsakes and Paper Crafts! Today I wanted to share with you another SU product featured in the September 2010 issue of Creating Keepsakes!
On page 24 of the magazine, they did a quick article on how to write and stamp on fabric using Stampin' Up! markers! The SU markers are perfect for techniques like this since they are Dual-Tipped and come in all the SU colors! CLICK HERE to place an order for Stampin' Up! On-Line!

You can order Stampin' Up! markers in a variety of ways! One is the Many Marvelous Markers set of 38 markers for $109.95 (item # 119806). This entire little carrying case includes all the Stampin' Up! markers in a horizontal storage case, which keeps the pens inked evenly and all in one place! Yes, this item is on my Wish List for Christmas!!!

Although Blush Blossom retired in June 2010, you can still purchase the Blush Blossom Marker for $3.50 (item # 100037). Since this color is perfect for coloring in flesh/skin tones, Stampin' Up! kept it in the products mix! You can also purchase any of the Stampin' Up! markers individually, as well if you just want a few! It's a great way to start your collection, although it is cheaper to purchase them in the Color Families for $28.95 each, which includes all 10 colors per collection. This way the markers are $2.89 each versus $3.50 individually!

Another great product I love is the Marker New Color Kit, which includes 13 markers in the new colors for $35.95 (item # 120948). This is a great way to update your marker collection with just the new colors that you need! For more RetroFit Kits in other Stampin' Up! products like ink pads and card stock, CLICK HERE to download the PDF flier! You can purchase these kits through June 2011.

Looking for a great White Marker? Stampin' Up! sells the uni-ball Signo Gel Pen for $3.95 (item # 105021) and it's on page 195 of the NEW Idea Book & Catalog! The smooth-rolling ink of this gel pen allows you to add text or creative touches on dark card stock. It's one of my favorites - and truly the best White Marker I've used!

If you have any questions about Stampin' Up!, products, placing an order On-Line, booking a Workshop and/or Catalog Party or becoming a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator, please EMAIL ME and I'd be happy to help answer your questions!

I'll be back tomorrow with another super cute Colour Q challenge that you won't want to miss!

Make it a Great Day!
~Kari Linder

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Kari's Favorite: the NEW Aviary Stamp Set (120462)

Thank you to everyone that participated in my Blog Candy last week! I love reading your comments and about the Stampin' Up! products you love in the new 2010-2011 Idea Book & Catalog! Congrats to Kathy of WA - she won and should be receiving her goodies any day now!!! If you missed this chance to win, stay tuned - I'm sure I'll be posting more!

So my favorite NEW product in the Stampin' Up! Catalog is the Aviary Stamp Set on page 121 - in Clear Mount (120462) for $17.95. I love birds and owls right now and with the assortment of birdcages in this set - it's just perfect! I hope to share some samples here on my blog using this set very soon! I think I'm pretty much a Clear Mount stamper now! I really like how Stampin' Up! has these packaged in the DVD cases and they are all the same size, which makes storage so nice! Plus the cost savings makes it even sweeter!


Don't Forget, these Stampin' Up! Promotions are going on right NOW!
  • From now through August 31st, Hostesses can earn an EXTRA $25 in Hostess Benefits when their workshop or catalog party reaches $350 (or more) in total sales! CLICK HERE to read more!
  • This is the last month to place orders from the Summer Mini Catalog! Some of the products in the Mini catalog are in the NEW IBC, but most will retire on August 31st! CLICK HERE to download a copy and begin shopping the Summer Mini Catalog On-Line!
  • Want a copy of the NEW Idea Book & Catalog (item # 122202)!?! Just send me an Email and I'll mail one out to you via Priority Flat Rate Envelope! They are $9.95 + $4.90 for Shipping and include a Summer Mini Catalog, Definitively Decorative Brochure, NEW Color Chart, Wish List, and a Holiday Mini Catalog (which you can begin ordering from on September 1st).
  • Stampin' Pastels (item # 120962) are now available for purchase! These {blendable chalks} are featured on page 194 of the IBC and you can CLICK HERE to find out more!
  • Want to RetroFit your Stampin' Up! color collection with just the NEW colors you need? Stampin' Up! is offering several NEW Color Kits so you can update your ink pads, markers, pastels, card stock, etc. with just the colors you need! CLICK HERE to learn more about these exciting new Kits! There's {6} to choose from!
  • There's a few Wood-Mount Stamp Sets that aren't featured in the NEW 2010-2011 Idea Book & Catalog, CLICK HERE to download a PDF of the Stampin' Up! stamp sets that are still available for purchase! These sets include:
    - For the Bride (item # 113216)
    - Shalom Sayings (item # 111686)
    - Taking Care of Business (item # 115090)
  • You can Email Me anytime if you have questions about Stampin' Up! promotions, products, ordering On-Line, becoming a Demonstrator, Hosting a Workshop or Catalog Party, and/or stamping techniques! I'd love to be able to help!

Friday, August 13, 2010

Stampin' Up! Featured in Paper Crafts Magazine

I've been a subscriber to Paper Crafts Magazine for many years and I'm always so thrilled when they highlight Stampin' Up! and our great products in their magazine! I just received my September/October 2010 issue and the adorable Stampin' Up! A to Z Background Stamp (115711) is featured on page 80. I've had several customers order Stampin' Up!'s NEW a la CARTE individual stamps and love them, so I'm very pleased Paper Crafts is showcasing these super cute stamps as well! These stamps are all Under $10 each and range in price from $5.95 - $9.95. The A to Z Stamp is Wood Mounted and sells for $9.95. If you have questions about how to order the A to Z Stamp (115711) or any Stampin' Up! product, please EMAIL ME and I'd be happy to help! Or you can CLICK HERE to place your Order On-Line 24/7. If you're looking for more of these little cuties in the NEW Stampin' Up! Idea Book & Catalog (122202), they're sprinkled throughout the catalog - but the majority of the collection can be found on pages 18-20, 67, 99, and 140.

Don't have the NEW Stampin' Up! Idea Book & Catalog? EMAIL ME to order one now for $9.95 + $4.90 shipping - unless you're local, then no shipping charges!!!

Thanks for stopping by today!
~Kari Linder

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Stampin' Celebration Inspiration Challenge #15

Happy Thursday to you! We have another fun Stampin' Celebration Inspiration Challenge for you this week! This challenge really reminded me of the first few weeks of school so I focused on a few of my favorite Primary Colors - Red, Green, and Blue! I hope you'll come out and join us this week and play along!
My friend Susan gave me some super cute DSP that was just perfect for this challenge so I used it this week (it's not SU paper - but I love it)! Here's what I came up with:

My card layout is based upon this week's Mojo Monday sketch! It seems likes its been weeks since I've played along with the Mojo challenge, but this week I really liked the layout and thought it worked well with the SCIC!
Stampin' Essentials Tips:
  • I LOVE the New Apple Blossoms Level 2 Stamp set (120139)! It's so versatile and cute! It's probably one of my favorites from the New Stampin' Up! Idea Book & Catalog! The images are adorable and the fonts of the sentiments are just SO cute! You can earn this set for FREE with a $300 workshop and/or catalog party! There's still time to book a workshop in August and earn $25 EXTRA Hostess Dollars! CLICK HERE to learn more!
  • My 'A Note of Thanks' sentiment is from the Thank You Kindly Stamp Set (111700) on page 158 of the SU Idea Book & Catalog! If you don't have your copy of the IBC, Email Me and I'll mail one to you! Catalogs cost $9.95 + $4.90 shipping and include a Definitevly Decorative Brochure, Wish List, Summer Mini Catalog, PLUS you'll be added to my mailing list and will receive all future Mini Catalogs this year! I always enjoy giving gifts to my customers, so you'll get a fun little gift from me too!
  • To create the large scallop border, I used the Fancy Flower Punch (118073). I punched out two flowers from the Baja Breeze card stock, then pieced them together to create a scallop! You can CLICK HERE to read my original blog post with a step-by-step tutorial of this technique!
To Place a Stampin' Up! order On-Line, CLICK HERE!

Stamps: Thank You Kindly (111700), Apple Blossoms Level 2 Hostess Set (120139)
Ink: Old Olive (102277)
Card Stock: Night of Navy (100867), Baja Breeze (111352), Old Olive (100702), Riding Hood Red (111348), Whisper White (100730)
Embellishments: Linen Thread (104199), Brights Buttons (119747), 5/16" Neutrals Brads (112534)
Punches: Fancy Flower (118073)
Finished Size: 4-1/4" x 5-1/2"
Thanks for joining me today!
Hope you have a fabulous Thursday!
~Kari Linder

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

CQC #45 - Flight of the Butterfly + BLOG CANDY

It's been awhile since I've done some Blog Candy, so I hope you participate and enter for your chance to earn a fun little gift from me!!!! Read below to learn more!!!

Happy Tuesday to you! Hope you had a wonderful weekend!!! I just love the simplicity of this photo with the butterflies in flight, so I used that as my inspiration for today's card! The Colour Q has an awesome color challenge for you this week of: Regal Rose, Wild Wasabi, Tempting Turquoise, Early Espresso, and Whisper White! Here's my sample:

Stampin' Essentials Tips:

  • To dress up my Whisper White background, I added a second layer of Whisper White Card Stock and ran the smaller layer through my Big Shot (113439) with the Lattice Square Embossing Folder (119976)! I've always measured and cut my layers to the 1/4" - but now I'm really into the 1/8" size since I can add several other sheets of card stock to my card! The double layering of the same color is kinda new to me too - but I like it, kinda elegant!
  • My sentiment comes from the super versatile, Occasional Quotes Level 3 Stamp Set. This set has a quote or sentiment for every occasion and I just loved the font of the 'Congratulations'. You can earn this set for FREE when you host a workshop and/or catalog order with $500 or more in sales!!!
  • With the return of Wild Wasabi to the Stampin' Up! color familes, we have another incredible shade of green to work with! Green is probably my favorite color ever! All shades! If you want to update your color collection of ink pads, card stock, markers, etc. with just the NEW colors you need, CLICK HERE to download the PDF of the Color Kits Stampin' Up! is offering! You can retrofit your colors and update just the colors you don't have!

Blog Candy!
I love giving stuff away, so here's the deal on what you can WIN!!! I'll be giving away this card & envelope from today's post, as well as lots of die-cut Beautiful Wings Embossed butterflies, PLUS some extra goodies to ONE lucky winner! You can participate in 1 or all 4 of the below 'rules' and I'll pick a random winner from all the comments and emails I receive (from confirmed SU orders) - US only please!!! Contest will end: Wednesday, August 11th at 11pm PST. Here's the deal:

  1. Leave me a comment on this post telling me what you favorite item, stamp set, product etc. in the NEW Stampin' Up! 2010-2011 Idea Book & Catalog is!
  2. Become a follower of my blog (if you aren't already)!!!!
  3. For an additional HUGE prize, place an On-Line order via my Stampin' Up! site of any amount and earn everything listed above as well as a BIG, FUN gift from me! CLICK HERE to start shopping and to place an order!
  4. Have fun!!! =)

Supply List from today's card:

Occasional Quotes Level 3 Hostess Set (120142), Block 'G' (118489)
Ink: Early Espresso (119670)
Card Stock: Early Espresso (119686), Wild Wasabi (108641), Regal Rose (105130), Tempting Turquoise (102067)
Embellishments: Basic Rhinestones (119246), 5/16" Neutral Brads (112534)
Tools: Big Shot (113439), Square Lattice Embossing Folder (119976), Beautiful Wings Embosslits die (118138)
Finished Size: 5-1/2" x 4-1/4"

To place an order for Stampin' Up! On-Line, CLICK HERE!

Have a super day,
~Kari Linder

Monday, August 9, 2010

Sneak Peek and BLOG CANDY Tomorrow!

Howdy Stampers! Just wanted to share a little Sneak Peek with you of my Design Team card for CQC #45. Tomorrow I'll be giving away some BLOG CANDY, so make sure and to come back and check out my post! It'll be something fun and flighty! =)
Until then, have a marvelous Monday!
~Kari Linder

Sunday, August 8, 2010

Stampin' Up! featured in Creating Keepsakes

I've been a subscriber to Creating Keepsakes magazine for many years and I'm always so thrilled when they spotlight Stampin' Up! in their issues! I just received my September 2010 magazine and the fabulous Stampin' Up! Chalkboard Decor Elements are featured on page 55. I've had several customers order the NEW chalkboard Decor Elements and love them, so I'm very glad CK is highlighting these fabulous products as well! If you have questions about how to order these new Chalkboard Decor Elements, please EMAIL ME and I'd be happy to help! In the article CK showed step by step directions on how to apply the Curly Labels and Oval Labels, scroll down to learn more!

The Decorative Chalkboard Curly (118876) and Oval (121019) shapes make the perfect label for storage, books, crafting supplies and more! Apply them just as you would the traditional vinyl pieces. Write on labels with traditional chalk or chalk markers! Clean with ordinary chalkboard eraser or damp cloth. They're only $5.95 a package and totally adorable!

How to adhere vinyl chalkboard:
1) Carefully remove paper backing from vinyl.
2) Position vinyl on glass, container, or item you want label on with the vinyl side down, using the Applicator (114285) rub to secure and eliminate air bubbles.
3) Carefully remove second paper layer to reveal your vinyl image!

CLICK HERE to download the Definitively Decorative Brochure and shop for Vinyl Home Decor and other Chalkboard labels, signs, plagues, and more! I Love the little Owl (119646) on page 7 of the brochure! So cute!

To place a Stampin' Up! Order On-Line, CLICK HERE!

Thanks for joining me today!
Hope you decorate something cute with these new Chalkboard Decor Elements!
~Kari Linder
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