Sunday, October 27, 2013

Freshly Made Sketches #109

Here I am at the end of the week, again scrambling to get a card done for Freshly Made Sketches #109- a sketch by Jen M.
 It's been a busy Halloween type weekend here. We had a Halloween party at the kid's school on Friday night. I went to a haunted house last night with a friend and tonight, we are taking the kids to Zoo Boo at the Como Zoo. So naturally, I made a Christmas card today.

I love this Santa set because it's just so stinkin' cute. I also love the red and white striped DSP, but no matter how you line it up, it always seems crooked for some reason!

Stampin' up! supplies used: 
Stamp sets: Santa's list
Cardstock- Whisper White, Cherry Cobbler
Designer Series Paper-Season of Style
Ink- Cherry Cobbler

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

25% off 25 stamp sets!

We're celebrating Stampin' Up!'s 25th anniversary all year long, but during the week of the actual date (October 25th to be exact) we thought we should pump up the party even more. So what better way than a sale on the very products that started it all: stamps, of course!

Dates: October 22-28, 2013

Offer: Get 25 percent off 25 stamp sets.

 Click here to view the list of stamps on sale.

Saturday, October 19, 2013

Freshly Made Sketches #108

The weather in Minnesota has definitely shifted to fall. They are even talking about snow this weekend in some parts of the state. Blah! I'm not ready for that yet. I was inspired by the changing leaves for my card for this week's Freshly Made Sketches challenge- a sketch by Narelle.

Here is my take on the sketch:

I kept the same color scheme as last week (probably because the paper was still sitting out on my desk!). I added a few elements from the Thankful Tablescape Simply Created kit. The precut leaf and the birch paper are both from that kit. I did sponge the leaf a bit on the ends with Early Espresso ink to distress it a bit.

Stampin' up! supplies used: 
Stamp sets:Teeny Tiny Wishes
Cardstock- Whisper White, Chocolate Chip
Designer Series Paper- Sweater Weather
Ink- Early Espresso
Other- Birch Paper and Precut leaf from the Thankful Tablescape Simply Created kit, Burlap Ribbon

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Endless Wishes Photopolymer Stamp Set

Like it or not, Christmas is just around the corner (hopefully you're in the "like it" camp). Either way, you'll want our brand-new Endless Wishes Photopolymer Stamp Set so you're prepped with festive greetings for all the little gifts, tags, and holiday projects you'll make this season!

Sunday, October 13, 2013

Freshly Made Sketches #107

I've had a really busy week and my parents moved to Woodbury this weekend, so I wasn't sure I would be able to get a card done for this week's challenge at Freshly Made Sketches - a sketch by Jen T.

I did get one done today, but I went very simple with it. (Hopefully, now that my parents are so close to me, I'll have more time to post more cards!)

I used an ornament from the Ornament Keepsakes set. There are a few sets that Stampin' Up has carried over from the last catalog. You can see the carry over list here.

Stampin' up! supplies used: 
Stamp sets:Ornament Keepsakes, Petite Pairs
Cardstock- Whisper White
Designer Series Paper-
Ink- Cherry Cobbler, Baked Brown Sugar marker
Other- Holiday Ornament framelits, Seasons of Style designer washi tape


Friday, October 11, 2013

In With You

We've created a way for you to help us design and choose new stamp sets--In with You. Our artists have no shortage of stamp set ideas, but this contest gives us a chance to innovate with our customers in a social media setting--and get their perspective and endorsement before the set is available. The In with You program is currently open to anyone (demonstrators, customers, etc.) in the United States and Canada, including District of Columbia, APO/FPO, and Puerto Rico, but not Qu├ębec. So spread the word!

Once you join our In with You online community, you can submit your original artwork for stamp set challenges, vote and comment on other people's submissions, earn badges, and interact with others in the community. We will produce and sell one or more stamp sets from among the top-voted submissions in each challenge. Plus there are fabulous prizes for top designs. For more information, submission guidelines, terms and conditions, and to participate, go to

Here is the latest winner, available for purchase:
Monstermaniacs Clear-Mount Stamp Set   #134972   $14.95

Monstermaniacs, by Doris D., is the second winning stamp set from In With You.

In July, art enthusiasts were given the challenge to create a monster themed stamp set. Voters fell in love with her design and voted the set to victory!

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

New weekly deals

Stampin' Up loves to surprise and delight, and today we have surprise that we hope you’ll enjoy. Starting today, we will offer a weekly deal in our online store that will change every Tuesday.

You’ll want to make sure you check back every week to see what we’re offering. Please note that these deals will be offered “while supplies last” and that the discount will appear in your shopping bag when you check out.

Sunday, October 6, 2013

Freshly Made Sketches #106

I missed out on last week's challenge. My youngest daughter, Abby, turned 5 this week. Needless to say, I was pretty busy getting ready for her party and everything else that goes along with 7 and 5 year olds. Anyway, I did get this week's challenge done. Here is the sketch for Freshly Made Sketches #106 - a sketch by Amy:
Here is my take on the sketch:

Stampin' up! supplies used: 
Stamp sets:Layered Labels, Apothecary Art
Cardstock- Very Vanilla, Chocolate Chip
Designer Series Paper-Sweater Weather
Ink- Chocolate Chip
Other- Antique brads, Apothecary Accents framelits

Friday, October 4, 2013

Pop & Place Holiday Gift Tags and Stamps

Our new Pop & Place Holiday Gift Tags come in a booklet of 70+ tags in five designs. These tags are perfect for this season to make your own tags. There are a few different options to choose from:

  • Christmas Tagables Photopolymer Stamp Set

  • Pop & Place Holiday Gift Tags Book
  • Pop & Place Holiday Gift Tags Bundle includes
    • Pop & Place Holiday Gift Tags Book
    • Christmas Tagables Photopolymer Stamp Set
  • Pop & Place Holiday Gift Tags Starter Bundle includes
    • Pop & Place Holiday Gift Tags Book
    • Christmas Tagables Photopolymer Stamp Set
    • Soft Suede Classic Stampin' Spot
    • Clear Block C

  • Tuesday, October 1, 2013

    Best of 25- Best of Christmas

    Here is October's Best of set:
    As part of our 25-year anniversary celebration, we're bringing back some of our favorite stamp images from the last quarter century and combining them into 12 sets, which will release-one set per month-during 2013. Even better, along with some great classic images, each "Best of" set will also include a never-before-seen image!
    Some things to remember:

    All Best of stamp sets will include 3-5 images, including a never-before seen image, and will be priced at $14.95.
    • While we are releasing just one Best of stamp set per month (with a new theme each month), all of the Best of sets will be available until March 31, 2014.
    • A new flyer will be released every month for each new Best of set.
    • All Best of stamp sets are available in Clear-Mount only.

    As a special incentive to collect the Best of stamps, we're including a collector's card and 25-year proof of purchase sticker with every Best of set. Collect six stickers, and send it in to redeem a FREE set of your choice valued up to $14.95! Free sets must be redeemed no later than April 30, 2014.