Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Online Extravaganza Ends Today & 24 Hour Doorbusters

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Our biggest online sale of the year, Online Extravaganza ENDS TODAY!!!

We’ve got a fantastic selection of stamp sets, accessories, and tools that will be discounted up to 50%!

You won’t want to miss the last 24 hours of the sale. There's AWESOME deals for everyone!

You can visit the Online Store to see all discounted products or view this PDF.

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Merry Christmas Frosty Friends

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas!

Today I'm sharing a card we made it at a class this month.

I don't think I posted it yet, but I could be wrong.

Oh for a better memory...


I fortunately can remember where I got inspiration! I got it from Stamping School who got their inspiration from the Holiday catalog.  Oh how we love to copy.

The card stock is Pool Party embossed with the Delicate Designs Textured Impressions Embossing Folder
The cute group of snowmen was stamped using the Frost Friends Wood-Mount Stamp stamped on Naturals White Card Stock.

By the way, I really enjoy using the Naturals White Card Stock and it's a good deal at 40 sheets for $7.50.

I hear it's going to rain tomorrow. I say bring it on.

I'm going to keep this post short. I've had a long day.

Hope you got your order in for the Online Extravaganza because the order ends tomorrow!
Questions? Call me at (707) 972-1822 or email me at angela@kindredstampers.com.

Hugs & blessings,
Angela

Monday, November 26, 2012

Greetings of the Season Cards #3 & #4

I finished all of my Greetings of the Season cards last night. They were fun and super easy to make.

I made them while watching Damages with Glenn Close. I subscribe to Netflix online and usually end up watching mindless shows while I stamp. I also watch a lot of YouTube tutorials on stamping, of course, and sometimes I'll watch other kinds of YouTubes. I love YouTube!

Anyway, back to my cards.  Here is #3

Elegant but simple.  


And here's card #4. Ta da!!!


You can make all four Greetings of the Season cards using the Greetings of the Season Tutorial that's FREE when you order $50 or more from my Online Store.

Save time. Save money.

This tutorial gives you step-by-step dimensions for cutting each piece of paper and ribbon, it tells you what ink and adhesives to use, and shows you how to layer each piece so you will end up with perfect results. There are tons of pictures too. It's like taking a class without leaving the comfort of your own home.

We all have busy schedules.  Get this tutorial and enjoy making beautiful cards to share with your loved ones.

Whether you order online, or by email to me, I will send you this tutorial via a PDF email when you order $50 or more. It's that easy.

Here are all four cards that I made this weekend.


Here is a complete list of products I used.  You may already have a lot of the basic tools for card making, or add what you don't have to your WISH LIST.

If you are just starting out, remember that when you place an order for $150 or more, you will earn STAMPING REWARDS.

You also have the option to sign up as a Hobby Demonstrator and pay only $99 for $125 worth of product AND get a set of FREE Ink pads.  This is a SUPER deal and so easy to do.  Click HERE to join NOW and be part of a bigger family of stampers.




STAMP SETS ITEM # PRICE
Ornament Keepsakes (wood mount)  128048 34.95
Ornament Keepsakes (clear mount)  128051 25.95
Greetings of the Season (wood mount)  128030 15.95
Greetings of the Season (clear mount)  128033 11.95
CARD STOCK & OTHER

Early Espresso 8 ½” x 11” Card Stock  119686 6.95
Very Vanilla 8 ½” x 11” Card Stock 101650 8.50
Real Red 8 ½” x 11” Card Stock 102482 6.95
Lucky Limeade 8 ½” x 11” Card Stock 122926 6.95
Candlelight Christmas Specialty Designer Series Paper  126901 12.95
Very Vanilla Medium envelopes  107300 6.50
INK


Early Espresso Classic ink  126974 5.95
Real Red Classic ink 126949 5.95
Lucky Limeade Classic ink  126984 5.95



ADHESIVE

SNAIL adhesive SNAIL Adhesive 104332 6.95
Stampin’ Dimensionals Stampin' Dimensionals 104430 3.95
2-way glue pen  100425 4.50
Mini glue dots 103683 4.95



RIBBON & OTHER

Dazzling Diamonds glitter  102023 4.50
Real Red ⅛” Taffeta ribbon  119251 5.95
Stampin' Trimmer 126889 29.95
Grid paper  102787 9.95
Paper snips  103579 9.95
Bone folder  102300 6.95
Stampin’ Scrub 126200 16.95
Stampin' Mist Refill 101022 9.50
¾” Circle punch  119873 12.95
Holiday Ornaments – Framelits dies  127816 24.95
Big Shot  113439 99.95
Stamp-a-ma-jig  101049 11.95

SNEAK PEEK . . . SNEAK PEEK
Here's a sneak peek at a card I'm working on today.

I embossed the angel from the Rejoicing with You stamp set with gold embossing powder. I first cut my Whisper White card stock using the Apothecary Accents Framelits and then used the coordinating Festive Paper-Piercing Pack to add a simple touch.

I'll share more later.

And one last picture of my cat Fluffy hanging out with me on my crafting table.

I hate disturbing her so I just work around her when I need to use the Big Shot. 

Got to go. Thanks for stopping by and please feel free to leave a comment. I'd love to know who you are.

Questions? Call me at (707) 972-1822 or email me at angela@kindredstampers.com.

Hugs & blessings,
Angela

Sunday, November 25, 2012

Cyber Monday FREE SHIPPING starts NOW

Order $75 or more starting NOW through November 26th and I'll pay your shipping!  (Applies to standard shipping only)

This offer starts NOW and it good through Cyber Monday, November 26th until 11:59pm PST when shopping directly with me via my online shopping site or via email to me at angela@kindredstampers.com 

 
You will get free shipping on your order as long as I receive it during this time period, no matter when I submit it!
 

Payment must be made in full at time of your order to take advantage of this offer.

Here's how it works
Click here to browse & shop.

This offer applies to all products, including Online Extravaganza sale items.  

I will also email you a FREE Greetings of the Season tutorial to make these beautiful cards with an order of $50 or more.

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Whoo hoo! This is a great time to get some really cool stuff!



Questions? Call me at (707) 972-1822 or email me at angela@kindredstampers.com.

Hugs & blessings,
Angela

Greetings of the Season Card #2

Here is the card #2 that I made yesterday using the Greetings of the Season tutorial.


I used my favorite Ornament Keepsakes Stamp Set, Greetings of the Season Stamp Set, the Holiday Ornaments Framelits Dies and Candlelight Christmas Designer Series Paper.

Here are cards #1 & #2


The more I use these products, the more I appreciate them.

The framlelits are such an economical way to "punch out" the images and don't forget you save 15% when you buy the bundle. Perhaps it seems like a big investment to buy all these products, but everything coordinates so well together, it's all worth it. I personally hate wasting time try to match everything myself and I usually end up wasting a lot of product.

The Ornament Keepsakes set  is the best and makes awesome cards!

I also love using tutorials for saving both time and money.  That's why I'm offering the Greetings of the Season Tutorial with any order placed with me for $50 or more.

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The Greetings of the Season Tutorial gives step by step instructions with plenty of pictures to make these four cards using the Ornaments Keepsake Bundle.

The tutorial gives you step-by-step dimensions for cutting each piece of paper and ribbon, it tells you what ink and adhesives to use, and shows you how to layer each piece so you end up with perfect results.There are tons of pictures to follow making it fun and easy to make these wonderful cards. It's like taking a class without leaving the comfort of your own home. 

Whether you order at least $50 online, or by email to me, I will send you this tutorial via a PDF email.It's that easy.

Speaking of tutorials.

I'm going to give a plug for one of my best kept secrets. It's Stamping School.  I've been a subscriber to Stamping School for over a year and use it all the time.

It may seem strange that I am plugging another Stampin' Up Demonstrator's service, but if I can help you find resources to enhance your stamping experience than I'm fulfilling my mission.

So here is the offer from Stamping School - www.stampingschool.com.
  • For the first time EVER, Stamping School is having a cyber Monday sale!
  • For the next 30 hours, all memberships are only $30! (with the exception of our $5 one month trial memberships, that is!)
  • Gift memberships normally $35....$30!
  • New annual memberships normally $35....$30!
  • Renewal memberships normally $31.50....$30!
  • Hurry because it’s only going on for 30 hours starting Monday, November 26th at 6 a.m. (EST) until Tuesday, November 27th at noon.*
  • *No exceptions and no bribes (not even peanut M&M’s for Matt) if you miss the deadline.
So please don't forget. You can still be my customer while benefiting from Stamping School.

Hugs & blessings,
Angela

Friday, November 23, 2012

Greetings of the Season Card #1

I hope everyone had a nice Thanksgiving. I cooked my first Butterball turkey basted with coconut oil. In my home we use coconut oil for everything due to the health benefits but that's a whole other topic which I won't get into here.

Now that  Thanksgiving is all about leftovers, it's time to get into high gear for Christmas. For us stampers that means Christmas cards, Christmas tags, 3D gifts and paper ornaments. So much fun!!!

Here is a card I finished today.

I used Greetings of the Season and the Ornament Keepsakes Bundle to stamp the images.


I am offering a tutorial on how to make this card with any order placed with me for $50 or more
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The Greetings of the Season Tutorial gives step by step instructions with plenty of pictures to make these four cards.

The tutorial gives you step-by-step dimensions for cutting each piece of paper and ribbon, it tells you what ink and adhesives to use, and shows you how to layer each piece to end up with perfect results.There are tons of pictures to follow making it fun and easy to make these wonderful cards. It's like taking a class without leaving the comfort of your own home. 

Whether you order at least $50 online, or by email to me, I will send you this tutorial via a PDF email.It's that easy.


Back to a little bit of Thanksgiving memories. Here I am giving my kitty Timmy his Thanksgiving feast. It only seemed fitting for him to get his turkey too.


Thanks for stopping by!

Hugs & blessings,
Angela

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Happy Thanksgiving everyone

I want to wish everyone a Blessed and Happy Thanksgiving Day.

In celebration of the day, I'm going to start a new trend with my blogging. Ever since I discovered stamping, I have zealously scouted out the internet for YouTube tutorials and instructional blogs. I continue to be in awe of the massive number of stampers who share their beautiful creations with the world.

I have literally "gobbled up" their ideas like a big fat turkey and used their ideas as inspiration for making my own cards.

For example, here is a Thanksgiving card I made inspired by Dawn Olchefske using the French Foliage stamp set.

It's a great card and really easy to make. I followed Dawn's instructions on her YouTube, but changed my card up a little by running the back panel through my Big Shot using the Woodgrain Textured Impressions Embossing Folder.

But that's the beauty of creativity, isn't it? We make our creations our own by just the simple fact that it came from our own heart and hands.

My new and improved approach for sharing on my blog is to make sure I give credit where it is due and let you know where my inspiration comes from. Sure, I would love you to click on my Shop Now link and buy all the products you need from me.

But I'm just a little guy in a big world wanting to share a little of me to you. This is my way of truly sharing where I get my inspiration and possibly lead you to getting inspired too. Bottom line. I love sharing my love of stamping.

So thanks Dawn for the wonderful idea.  Here is your video that I used to make my card:

Monday, November 19, 2012

Get excited! Savings up to 50% starting today!!!

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Our biggest online sale of the year, Online Extravaganza STARTS TODAY!!!

We’ve got a fantastic selection of stamp sets, accessories, and tools that will be discounted up to 50%!

You won’t want to miss the first 24 hours of the sale when the Big Shot, Doctor’s Bag, and Simply Scored Diagonal Plate will be 20% off retail price!

You can visit the Online Store to see all discounted products or view this PDF.

DOOR BUSTERS!!!    Monday, November 19, midnight - 11:50 PM (MT)
Page
Item
Description
Retail Price
24-Hour
Sale Price
181
Simply Scored Diagonal Plate
$11.95
$9.56
186
Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine
$99.95
$79.96
186
Big Shot Doctor's Bag
$69.95
$55.96

Wednesday, November 28, midnight - 11:50 PM (MT)
Page
Item
Description
Retail Price
24-Hour
Sale Price
7
118941 Clear Block Bundle (Blocks A-I)
$66.95
$53.56
7
120279 Clear Block Storage Caddy
$16.95
$13.56
175
109127 Stack & Store Caddy
$34.95
$27.96

A few details
  • Discounts range between 20 and 50 percent--awesome!
  • There's no minimum purchase required to participate in this promotion. Sale on! 
  • For product bundles, you need to use the bundle item numbers provided. If you use individual item numbers, you won't get the discount--bummer.

Christmas cards galore!

Hi Kindred Stampers,

I just had to step-up my Pals Blog Hop card from last week by adding a stamped ornament.

Here is the original card



Ta da! What a difference just adding one extra element can make. The Ornament Keepsake is stamped in Summer Starfruit and cut with the Holiday Ornaments Framelit Die. Really easy!

I made several other cards using the same format. These are all made using the Ornament Keepsakes Bundle and Candlelight Specialty DSPThe sentiments are stamped with the Greetings of the Season stamp set (also available in clear mount).

Still don't have a Big Shot? Don't worry. Just add color. Here I used a variety of cardstock colors including Gumball Green, Cherry Cobbler and Early Espresso. These colors coordinate so well with the Candlelight Specialty DSPBut isn't that's the beauty of using Stampin' Up! products. Personally speaking, my time is precious so having the colors match up with the DSP works out perfect for me

Send me an email if you'd like the measurements for these cards. They are so easy to make! 







Thursday, November 15, 2012

Sizzix Texture Boutique available now



'Tis the season of giving, and the Texture Boutique makes a wonderful gift for anyone who wants to create their own elegant embossed art. To help you with your gift-giving needs, we're offering a special value bundle that saves you $5.90. If you prefer, you can also purchase the Texture Boutique alone. Looking for stocking stuffers? Pick up some additional embossing folders.
Texture Boutique Bundle (Item 132700)
$39.95 (a $45.85 value)
Includes
  • Texture Boutique Embossing Machine, 1 Pair of Standard Embossing Pads, 1 Mylar Shim
  • Flower Garden Textured Impressions Embossing Folder-Stampin' Up! exclusive
  • Stripes Textured Impressions Embossing Folder-Stampin' Up! exclusive
Texture Boutique Embossing Machine (Item 132657)
$29.95
Includes
  • Texture Boutique Embossing Machine, 1 pair of Standard Embossing Pads, 1 Mylar Shim


Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Pals Winter Wishes Blog Hop!

 

We're so glad you could join us for this month's Pals Winter Wishes Blog Hop! We hope you have your holiday wish list ready because today the Stampin' Pretty Pals are sharing some fabulous cards and projects showcasing our must have wish list items! You've probably hopped over from Nancy Gleason's My Stampin' Space

I'm stop number 15 on the Pals Hop and I'm glad you hopped in! I'll help you "hop along" from blog to blog where you'll find great ideas for Stampin' Up! products from the Stampin' Pretty Pals! Should you hop off course, simply click on any of the links in the Pals Hop Line-up below and you'll be back on track. 

My Winter Wishes card is all about being simple and easy to duplicate.  

Here I'm showcasing the must have Candlelight Christmas Designer Series Paper, but you can easily use any paper you have on hand. Yep, it's time to go through your stash and start using it up!

I used gumball green for the background layer and stamped the sentiment on Very Vanilla card stock using the Greetings of the Seasons stamp set.


I could easily make 50 cards similar to this one using different papers from my stash. There are so many gorgeous designs in the Candlelight series, I can't wait to use them all!

Wishing you all ... a Merry Christmas 
Hugs & blessings, Angela 

UPDATE:
Here is a "stepped-up" version of this card adding the Keepsake Ornament. I think I like this one better, but that's just me. What do you think?

  
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LIST OF SUPPLIES USED  
Stamp Sets:  
Greetings of the Season (Wood-Mount 128030, Clear-Mount 128033)
Paper:
Designer Series Paper: Candlelight Christmas (126901)
Card stock in Gumball Green (126840), Real Red (124290) and Very Vanilla (124301) 
Ink:
Early Espresso (126974) 
Accessories:
3/8" Stitched Satin Ribbon in Gumball Green (126848)

Now hop along for more inspiring ideas from Diane Roberts at Score at Four and a Quarter, stop number 16 on the Pals Winter Wishes Blog Hop! Thanks for "hopping" by!  
  1. Lori Martin at The Rejoicing PaperCrafter
  2. Kerry Willard Bray at Stampgoodness
  3. Nicole Picadura at Scraps & Stamps
  4. Debbie Crowley at expressively deb...
  5. Janice Warhank at Janice's Papercraft Playground
  6. Beth Beard at My Little Craft Blog
  7. Julie Trevett-Smith at The Stampin' Affair!
  8. Rae Harper at Wild West Paper Arts
  9. Bobbi Mangas at My Therapy
  10. Nicole Watt at Impressions by Nicole
  11. Claire Crotteau-Hutt at Stamppaperscissors
  12. Susan Lankford at Stamp and Scrap With Susan
  13. Dawn Tidd at Tiddbits From Dawn
  14. Nancy Gleason at My Stampin' Space
  15. Angela Curry at Kindred Stampers
  16. Diane Roberts at Score at Four and a Quarter
  17. Kim Czenszak at Live Love Stamp
  18. Mary Fish at Stampin' Pretty
  19. Angie Blake at Angie's Musings
  20. Sherrie Gross at Stampin Sunshine
  21. Barb Furlong at The Love of Stamping
  22. Peggy Noe at Prettypapercards.com
  23. Shannon Hokanson at My Stampin Blog
  24. Debbie Pierce at Stampin' Sunshine

Monday, November 12, 2012

Thanksgiving with a French flair

I made these cards for friends and family using the French Foliage stamp set.  Somehow it doesn't seem right to make Thanksgiving cards using a french background. Maybe nobody will notice. Please pass the turkey and gravy, thank you..

There's a little bit of Champagne Mist shimmer paint (oops, more French) added here and there. I just recently started using shimmer paint. It's interesting stuff. I stamped the oak leaf in Early Espresso, then dabbed on Champagne Mist before cutting it out. Believe me, it glimmers!


Here's what my desk looked like last night as I assembly lined my project.

 I'm hoping all your holiday card projects are going well!

Hugs & blessings, Angela

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