Sunday, November 30, 2014

Turkey Leftovers . . .

Hi!  Quick post today, and I know this is quite after the fact, but couldn't resist sharing with you this cute little turkey favors I made for my kids and their friends who were here for Thanksgiving dinner.

I was inspired by some cute turkeys I saw on Pinterest using the Curvy Keepsake Box die and Four Feathers framelits.  Here are my turkeys under construction:

And, here they are finished:

Supplies used:

Stamps:  Four Feathers (Bundled with Feathers Framelits dies)
Paper:  Chocolate Chip, Pumpkin Pie, Daffodil Delight, Real Red, and Whisper White
Accessories:  Curvy Keepsakes Die, Feathers Framelits,1-3/8" Circle (head), Petite Pennants Punch (beak), Owl Punch (eyes), Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack (4 petal flower for wattle), and Neutrals Candy Dots (eyes)

Thanks for visiting!

- Michelle

Saturday, November 29, 2014

Thankful for You!

We had a wonderful Thanksgiving celebration on Thursday, joined by some friends, and in this season of giving thanks, stamping, and especially my stamping friends, are high on my list of things for which I am thankful!  So, please know I am very thankful for you!!!

I also have some special thank you cards to share with you!  First is a clean and simple card, made with "thanks" from the Seasonally Scattered stamp set in Mossy Meadow ink, and dressed up with the Filigree Frame Textured Impressions Embossing folder:

The next card takes things up a couple notches . . . I again used the "thanks" from Seasonally Scattered, but this time, embossed it with Early Espresso Embossing Powder, then watercolored the letters using my Aquapainter and Mossy Meadow ink.  However, before all that, I used the Hardwood stamp and stamped that in Crumb Cake ink on Crumb Cake Card Stock.  I added a strip of Color Me Autumn Designer Washi Tape, plus Pear Pizzazz and Blackberry Bliss banners, and a Naturals Button (retired) with a bit of Old Olive Baker's Twine:

My next card again uses the Hardwood background stamp, but this time in Baked Brown Sugar on Baked Brown Sugar Card stock.  The leaf in the background is from the Kind of Eclectic Stamp set, stamped in Mossy Meadow.  I stamped the images from White Christmas on to watercolor paper in Brown Stazon ink, then colored using Baked Brown Sugar, Mossy Meadow, Lost Lagoon, Crushed Curry, Tangelo Twist, and Cherry Cobbler inks.  Lost Lagoon Silky Taffeta Ribbon adds a pop of color.  The "give thanks" is from Really Good Greetings.  This card was inspired by this card by Nicole Tugrul.

And, here's another card, using the Wondrous Wreath set, with fall colors (love the versatility of this stamp set!)  The card base is Crushed Curry, with a layer of Blackberry Bliss card stock, topped with Crumb Cake card stock stamped with the Hardwood background in Crumb Cake (my hardwood stamp got a pretty good workout this fall!).  The colors on the wreath are Crushed Curry, Tangelo Twist, and Blackberry Bliss.

Hope you enjoyed these!  Thanks for visiting!

- Michelle

P.S.  Don't forget about the Online Extravaganza going on for a couple more days!

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Online Extravaganza Starts November 24th!!!

Hope you are having a wonderful weekend!!  I have big news to share with you!   Stampin' Up!'s Online Extravaganza starts on Monday (tomorrow) with select items and bundles at discounted prices.  Plus, there will be limited-time doorbusters on November 24 and December 1. You don't want to miss them! This sale lasts from November 24 through December 2, or while supplies last. 

Learn more about these deals and discover which products (including select Textured Impressions Embossing Folders) are going on sale here.  Or, you can visit my online store here.

During Online Extravaganza, a few past Paper Pumpkin refill kits will be 20% off and available to ALL customers. (Please note that refill kits do not include stamps or ink.) On Monday, two new kits will be added to the existing Paper Pumpkin past kits offering (available to current subscribers only). Visit on Monday to see the latest kits available. 

Thanks for visiting!
- Michelle

Friday, November 21, 2014

Seasonally Scattered Merry CASE

Today, I have another card to share with you from my stamping time last weekend with my friend Lea.  For this one, we were inspired by the "thanks" sample using Seasonally Scattered, on page 43 of the Holiday Catalog.  We decided to use the Merry stamp from the set instead, and dress up the card by using the Filigree Frame Textured Embossing Folder on the base and Apothecary Accents to cut out the watercolor paper to fit nicely in the frame.  We still used Gold Embossing powder to heat emboss the image and Coastal Cabana ink to watercolor over it, as in Stampin' Up's sample.

Here's how my card turned out:

I had fun creating the accent with Linen Thread, Venetian Crochet Trim, an All is Calm Snowflake embellishment, and a rhinestone in the center (colored with my Coastal Cabana Blendabilities).

Here are the supplies used:

What you think?

Thanks so much for visiting!

- Michelle