Petal Potpourri with Butterflies Thinlits for the Paper Players

The Petal Potpourri Bundle was one of the first items on my very first Occasions order. As you know by now, I absolutely love stamp sets that coordinate with punches or framelits! Not only do your cards look great but it cuts your time substantially. What’s not to love about that? Oh, and there is ONE more reason – you SAVE 15%! Love that part the most!

Petal Potpourri, Thoughts & Prayers, Butterfly Framelits

The design team at the Paper Players came up with a wonderful sketch challenge for you to enjoy. I really got my creative juices going and before I knew it, I had made two cards. The first one I made followed the sketch right side up and the second one is the sketch flipped upside down. My thought process was to use most of the same products and see how just changing a few colors here and there can change the look. And, make sure you see all of the wonderful Sale-A-Bration in both of these cards: Best Year Ever DSP and Accessory Pack (beautiful ribbon AND buttons). These products are FREE for you when you place an order. Please read below for all of the details!

Petal Potpourri, Paper Pumpkin
pp229Challenge Rules:

  1. Create a NEW paper, or digital, project.
  2. Upload your creation to your blog with a link back to us.
  3. Please provide a direct link to the post featuring your challenge entry.
  4. Please link your card to no more than three challenges, TOTAL. Entries linked to more than 3 challenges, including ours, will be deleted without notification.
  5. Have fun!

IT’S ALL IN THE DETAILS

  • Stamp Sets: Petal Potpourri, Thoughts & Prayers
  • Paper: Best Year Ever DSP, Sahara Sand, Calypso Coral, Coastal Cabana, Whisper White
  • Ink: Sahara Sand, Calypso Coral, Blushing Bride
  • SU Tools: Butterflies Thinlits, Flower Medallion Punch, Banners Framelits
  • Finishing Touch: 1 1/4″ Burlap Ribbon, White Jute Ribbon, Sahara Sand 7/8″ Lace Trim, Pearl Basic Jewels, Neutral Designer Buttons, Calypso Coral Seam Binding Ribbon, Calypso Coral Pompom Trim, Best Year Ever Accessory Pack, Paper Pumpkin Wooden Element
Built for Free Using: My Stampin Blog

CURRENT PROMOTIONS

  1. It is Sale-A-Bration Time! What does that mean?
    1. For every $50 you spend – on ANY stamping products (yes, even products on sale) qualify for a FREE Sale-A-Bration item!! Plus, your order over $150 will still qualify for Host Dollars!!
    2. To make it even better, if your workshop or personal order is over $250, Stampin’ Up! will give you an EXTRA $25!!!
    3. Contact me to get a workshop scheduled! I would love for you to get the wonderful benefits of your friends’ enthusiasm for this great sale! NOW IS THE TIME to get together with your friends and have some crafting fun! Click on the catalog covers to the right or on my SALE button and see all of the great products! If you would rather have a catalog that you can hold in your hands, contact me and I will send you a catalog FREE. When you place an order and qualify for a Sale-A-Bration item, I will send you another product FREE!
  2. Secret Stamper Reward Program Revealed!! Here are the details:
    • Place an on-line order.
    • For every $50 of product purchased (before shipping and tax), you earn 1 SS Reward.
    • Product totals exclude shipping & handling, sales tax and any amounts paid toward items in the host rewards program (including supplements to Hostess Dollars and 50% off items).
    • You still earn host rewards for product orders over $150.
    • YOU are responsible for tracking your orders and SS Rewards.
    • Once you earn 10 SS Rewards, email me at debbie@secretstamper.com with your merchandise totals and the stamp set (must be less than $25. Host stamps are excluded) you would like to order.
    • I’ll confirm your qualifying customer orders and send your free stamp set of $25 or less (please allow 2-3 weeks for delivery after the order is placed).
    • SS Rewards do not expire as long as I can verify your orders through Stampin’ Up! This program begins with orders placed after January 1, 2014.  
    • Terms and conditions are subject to change.
  • Paper Pumpkin Pre-Paid Subscription SALEPP is a great way to craft and the 3 month pre-paid subscription is only $54.85! That’s $5 off the regular price!! Exclusive, quality products with everything you need included in the kit! Give it a try! If you don’t like it, I will buy the kit from you. Details about the subscription are HERE. Ready to sign up for this no risk, fully flexible program?  Join Now!
  • Weekly Deals: Brand new Sale every week!! Check out the latest group of products on sale HERE!
  • Click on theStampin’ Store in the top menu or the SHOP button on the sidebar to see all of Stampin’ Up!’s latest and greatest promotions!

So, I hope you liked my card today! If you did, please take a minute and leave me a comment! I love hearing from you! And while you are at it, please sign up for email notifications (usually no  more than 2-3 per week) and also “like” my Facebook page (I don’t flood your Newsfeed either). You can do both of those right here on the right sidebar of my blog.  If you have any questions, please feel free to email me at Debbie@SecretStamper.com any time. Thanks for coming to my blog today! Until next time,

Happy Stampin’!

Debbie

 

Celebrate Today with Punch Art Balloons

Celebrate Today, Faboulous Four, Balloon Framelits, Punch Art, Cat

Has it really been a year since my little friend, Nora, had a birthday? That is incredibly hard to believe! But there is nothing like a child to demonstrate the quick passage of time, especially a toddler. She is now talking (and I can understand what she says!) and can tell us exactly what she wants. She has wonderful manners, saying “please, Aunt Debbie” – wow, she can have anything she wants when she does that!!

Well, last year’s Elmo birthday card (you can see it HERE) was a HUGE hit so I wanted to make her something that she would love just as much. One thing she really loves when she comes to my house is seeing my kitties. I had also given her a cute little kitty stuffed animal and she carries it around everywhere, so I am hoping that she likes my cat punch art on the balloon. It was super fun to make and didn’t take a lot of work at all.

IT’S ALL IN THE DETAILS

  • Stamp Sets: Celebrate Today, Fabulous Four, ABC-123 Sketch Alphabet & Numbers
  • Paper: Bermuda Bay, Melon Mambo, Whisper White, Crushed Curry
  • Ink: VersaMark, Bermuda Bay, Crushed Curry
  • SU Tools: Balloons Framelits, 1 3/8″ Circle Punch, 1/2″ Circle Punch, Oval Punch, Alphabet Press TIEF, Corner Rounder Punch, Blossom Petals Builder Punch (retired)
  • Finishing Touch: Melon Mambo Emboss Powder, Large Pearls (retired), Bermuda Bay Baker’s Twine, Bushing Bride Baker’s Twine, Melon Mambo 1/8″ Taffeta Ribbon, Washi Tape from Project Life Everyday Adventure Accessory Pack, Old Olive Blendabilities Pen

CURRENT PROMOTIONS

  1. It is Sale-A-Bration Time! What does that mean?
    1. For every $50 you spend – on ANY stamping products (yes, even products on sale) qualify for a FREE Sale-A-Bration item!! Plus, your order over $150 will still qualify for Host Dollars!!
    2. To make it even better, if your workshop or personal order is over $250, Stampin’ Up! will give you an EXTRA $25!!!
    3. Contact me to get a workshop scheduled! I would love for you to get the wonderful benefits of your friends’ enthusiasm for this great sale! NOW IS THE TIME to get together with your friends and have some crafting fun! Click on my SALE button and see all of the great products! If you would rather have a catalog that you can hold in your hands, contact me and I will send you a catalog FREE. When you place an order and qualify for a Sale-A-Bration item, I will send you another product FREE!
  2. Secret Stamper Reward Program revealed!! Here are the details:
    • Place an on-line order.
    • For every $50 of product purchased (before shipping and tax), you earn 1 SS Reward.
    • Product totals exclude shipping & handling, sales tax and any amounts paid toward items in the host rewards program (including supplements to Hostess Dollars and 50% off items).
    • You still earn host rewards for product orders over $150.
    • YOU are responsible for tracking your orders and SS Rewards.
    • Once you earn 10 SS Rewards, email me at debbie@secretstamper.com with your merchandise totals and the stamp set (must be less than $25. Host stamps are excluded) you would like to order.
    • I’ll confirm your qualifying customer orders and send your free stamp set of $25 or less (please allow 2-3 weeks for delivery after the order is placed).
    • SS Rewards do not expire as long as I can verify your orders through Stampin’ Up! This program begins with orders placed after January 1, 2014.  
    • Terms and conditions are subject to change.
  3. Paper Pumpkin Pre-Paid Subscription SALEPP is a great way to craft and the 3 month pre-paid subscription is only $54.85! That’s $5.10 off the regular price!! Exclusive, quality products with everything you need included in the kit! Give it a try! If you don’t like it, I will buy the kit from you. Details about the subscription are HERE. Ready to sign up for this no risk, fully flexible program?  Join Now!
  4. Weekly Deals: Brand new Sale every week!! Check out the latest group of products on sale HERE!
  5. Click on the Stampin’ Store in the top menu or the SHOP button on the sidebar to see all of Stampin’ Up!’s latest and greatest promotions!

So, I hope you liked my card today! If you did, please take a minute and leave me a comment! I love hearing from you! And while you are at it, please sign up for email notifications (usually no  more than 2-3 per week) and also “like” my Facebook page (I don’t flood your Newsfeed either). You can do both of those right here on the right sidebar of my blog.  If you have any questions, please feel free to email me at Debbie@SecretStamper.com any time. Thanks for coming to my blog today! Until next time,

Happy Stampin’!

Debbie

Sail Away to the Retro Rubber 06 Challenge

Sail Away, Hello Sailor, NauticalAs I mentioned last week, it is “anniversary season” around my house, so I am back to working on suitable cards for my husband. He loves the ocean and almost every vacation we have had in the now 26 years of marriage has involved visiting one. Sail Away is a retired single stamp that I just knew he would love! This stamp is great on cards and scrapbooks so it will be used a lot!

I made this card for the new Retro Rubber sketch challenge that is starting today! I hope you will play along. It is a very good sketch that will certainly stretch your creativity. Ready to play along? Here’s how:

RR06

 

CHALLENGE GUIDELINES
•Use older stamps. We suggest stamps older than 1 year.
•Follow the challenge given for the time period.
•Post your creation to your blog or online gallery. If you use an online gallery, please use the Keyword RRBC06
•Link back to the blog using the InLinkz by the JANUARY 30th.
•Enter as many times as you like.

 

IT’S ALL IN THE DETAILS

  • Stamp Sets: Sail Away (retired), Hello Sailor (retired)
  • Paper: Island Indigo, Crushed Curry
  • Ink: Island Indigo, Pool Party, Hello Honey
  • SU Tools: Square Lattice TIEF (retired), Scallops TIEF (retired), Ovals Collections Framelits, 1 1/4″ Circle Punch
  • Finishing Touch: Real Red 1/8″ Taffeta Ribbon, Hello Honey 5/8 ” Quilted Cotton Ribbon (NEW!), Essentials Wooden Elements, Blendabilities: Cherry Cobbler, Crumb Cake

CURRENT PROMOTIONS

  1. It is Sale-A-Bration Time! What does that mean?
    1. For every $50 you spend – on ANY stamping products (yes, even products on sale) qualify for a FREE Sale-A-Bration item!! Plus, your order over $150 will still qualify for Host Dollars!!
    2. To make it even better, if your workshop or personal order is over $250, Stampin’ Up! will give you an EXTRA $25!!!
    3. Contact me to get a workshop scheduled! I would love for you to get the wonderful benefits of your friends’ enthusiasm for this great sale! NOW IS THE TIME to get together with your friends and have some crafting fun! Click on the catalog covers to the right or on my SALE button and see all of the great products! If you would rather have a catalog that you can hold in your hands, contact me and I will send you a catalog FREE. When you place an order and qualify for a Sale-A-Bration item, I will send you another product FREE!
  2. Secret Stamper Reward Program Revealed!! Here are the details:
    • Place an on-line order.
    • For every $50 of product purchased (before shipping and tax), you earn 1 SS Reward.
    • Product totals exclude shipping & handling, sales tax and any amounts paid toward items in the host rewards program (including supplements to Hostess Dollars and 50% off items).
    • You still earn host rewards for product orders over $150.
    • YOU are responsible for tracking your orders and SS Rewards.
    • Once you earn 10 SS Rewards, email me at debbie@secretstamper.com with your merchandise totals and the stamp set (must be less than $25. Host stamps are excluded) you would like to order.
    • I’ll confirm your qualifying customer orders and send your free stamp set of $25 or less (please allow 2-3 weeks for delivery after the order is placed).
    • SS Rewards do not expire as long as I can verify your orders through Stampin’ Up! This program begins with orders placed after January 1, 2014.  
    • Terms and conditions are subject to change.
  3. Paper Pumpkin Pre-Paid Subscription SALEPP is a great way to craft and the 3 month pre-paid subscription is only $54.85! That’s $5.10 off the regular price!! Exclusive, quality products with everything you need included in the kit! Give it a try! If you don’t like it, I will buy the kit from you. Details about the subscription are HERE. Ready to sign up for this no risk, fully flexible program?  Join Now!
  4. Weekly Deals: Brand new Sale every week!! Check out the latest group of products on sale HERE!
  5. Click on the Stampin’ Store in the top menu or the SHOP button on the sidebar to see all of Stampin’ Up!’s latest and greatest promotions!

So, I hope you liked my card today! If you did, please take a minute and leave me a comment! I love hearing from you! And while you are at it, please sign up for email notifications (usually no  more than 2-3 per week) and also “like” my Facebook page (I don’t flood your Newsfeed either). You can do both of those right here on the right sidebar of my blog.  If you have any questions, please feel free to email me at Debbie@SecretStamper.com any time. Thanks for coming to my blog today! Until next time,

Happy Stampin’!

Debbie

B.Y.O.P. with Countless Sayings for The Paper Players

Countless Sayings, B.Y.O.P., Best Year Ever, baby

Baby cards are perfect for a “Clean & Simple” card, in my opinion. The Design Team at The Paper Players not only has a CAS challenge but it must be with a sentiment. I am not very confident in my CAS instincts but that is what challenges are for and I have done my best in staying within the criteria. At least I can truthfully say that this card is CAS for ME! LOL

This card started when I heard the announcement that an acquaintance in my community just had a baby. I had only just realized that she was expecting (baby #5). She is one of those incredibly lucky women who never look pregnant. When I found out two weeks ago, she only looked to be about 5-6 months along! Wow! As much as I loved being pregnant, no one would have actually thought I wasn’t. Every part of me wore it like a neon sign! But I digress…

pp228I chose an older stamp set in my photopolymer collection called Countless Sayings. There are two of them that have really great sentiments. Have you seen them? I believe that both are still available. I stamped “Sweet” onto Whisper White then “blendied” it with Coastal Cabana. Next, I inked just the word “baby” from one of the stamps in B.Y.O.P. in Memento Black, stamped it above the image and then inked it again in Coastal Cabana and stamped just off to the right. Once it was cut with the Apothecary Accents framelit, I adhered it to the Best Year Ever DSP, then used the Heart Punch from the Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack through both layers of paper to allow the Basic Black to show. The retired Coastal Cabana Stretch Trim (LOVE this trim!) was adhered down then everything placed on the Basic Black layer. The sentiment from the Sale-A-Bration stamp set, Simply Wonderful (already getting quite the workout) was stamped in black and then the Bitty Banners framelit was used to cut it out and the other colors for fun and interest. Lastly, a few little rhinestones were added because I just love BLING! I hope you will play along with LeAnne’s great CAS challenge this week! Here’s how:

Challenge Rules:

  1. Create a NEW paper, or digital, project.
  2. Upload your creation to your blog with a link back to us.
  3. Please provide a direct link to the post featuring your challenge entry.
  4. Please link your card to no more than three challenges, TOTAL. Entries linked to more than 3 challenges, including ours, will be deleted without notification.
  5. Have fun!

IT’S ALL IN THE DETAILS

  • Stamp Sets: Countless Sayings 2, B.Y.O.P, Simply Wonderful
  • Paper: Best Year Ever, Coastal Cabana, Basic Black, Whisper White
  • Ink: Memento Black, Coastal Cabana
  • SU Tools: Apothecary Accents Framelits, Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack
  • Finishing Touch: Rhinestone Basic Jewels, Coastal Cabana Stretch Trim (retired)
Built for Free Using: My Stampin Blog

CURRENT PROMOTIONS

  1. It is Sale-A-Bration Time! What does that mean?
    1. For every $50 you spend – on ANY stamping products (yes, even products on sale) qualify for a FREE Sale-A-Bration item!! Plus, your order over $150 will still qualify for Host Dollars!!
    2. To make it even better, if your workshop or personal order is over $250, Stampin’ Up! will give you an EXTRA $25!!!
    3. Contact me to get a workshop scheduled! I would love for you to get the wonderful benefits of your friends’ enthusiasm for this great sale! NOW IS THE TIME to get together with your friends and have some crafting fun! Click on the catalog covers to the right or on my SALE button and see all of the great products! If you would rather have a catalog that you can hold in your hands, contact me and I will send you a catalog FREE. When you place an order and qualify for a Sale-A-Bration item, I will send you another product FREE!
  2. Secret Stamper Reward Program Revealed!! Here are the details:
    • Place an on-line order.
    • For every $50 of product purchased (before shipping and tax), you earn 1 SS Reward.
    • Product totals exclude shipping & handling, sales tax and any amounts paid toward items in the host rewards program (including supplements to Hostess Dollars and 50% off items).
    • You still earn host rewards for product orders over $150.
    • YOU are responsible for tracking your orders and SS Rewards.
    • Once you earn 10 SS Rewards, email me at debbie@secretstamper.com with your merchandise totals and the stamp set (must be less than $25. Host stamps are excluded) you would like to order.
    • I’ll confirm your qualifying customer orders and send your free stamp set of $25 or less (please allow 2-3 weeks for delivery after the order is placed).
    • SS Rewards do not expire as long as I can verify your orders through Stampin’ Up! This program begins with orders placed after January 1, 2014.  
    • Terms and conditions are subject to change.
  3. Paper Pumpkin Pre-Paid Subscription SALEPP is a great way to craft and the 3 month pre-paid subscription is only $54.85! That’s $5.10 off the regular price!! Exclusive, quality products with everything you need included in the kit! Give it a try! If you don’t like it, I will buy the kit from you. Details about the subscription are HERE. Ready to sign up for this no risk, fully flexible program?  Join Now!
  4. Weekly Deals: Brand new Sale every week!! Check out the latest group of products on sale HERE!
  5. Click on the Stampin’ Store in the top menu or the SHOP button on the sidebar to see all of Stampin’ Up!’s latest and greatest promotions!

So, I hope you liked my card today! If you did, please take a minute and leave me a comment! I love hearing from you! And while you are at it, please sign up for email notifications (usually no  more than 2-3 per week) and also “like” my Facebook page (I don’t flood your Newsfeed either). You can do both of those right here on the right sidebar of my blog.  If you have any questions, please feel free to email me at Debbie@SecretStamper.com any time. Thanks for coming to my blog today! Until next time,

Happy Stampin’!

Debbie

 

Stampin’ Up!’s new Bouquet Bigz Die for the Pals Blog Hop

janhopWelcome to the first Pals Blog Hop of 2015. We hope your new year is off to a great creative start. To celebrate the start of a new Stampin’ Up! year, we are showcasing products from our newest catalog this month – the Occasions catalog. You may also see new Sale-a-bration products too. If you don’t know how to earn free Sale-a-bration products – contact your Stampin’ Up! demonstrator to learn more.

You may just be starting the blog hop or may have come from Jane Knudsen at www.seejanestamp.com. Use the full lineup below to move along from blog to blog so you see all of the new projects.

Bouquet Bigz L Die, Simply Wonderful, Takeout Box

I have a couple of projects for you today that I hope you will enjoy. The first one uses the brand new Big Shot Bouquet Bigz L Die from the Occasions catalog. It is very fun to work with and the possibilities are endless! I paired it with the Takeout Box for the perfect gift box! The flower was made from the small and medium flower petals, which were sponged with soft suede ink, curled with the bone folder and then hot-glued together. If you would like to watch a video on how to assemble it, you can watch this:

The heart framelits made a wonderful backdrop for the flower, don’t you think? I cut out two of the scalloped hearts so they could sandwich the bellyband ribbon neatly, embossed with my favorite Fancy Fan Embossing Folder and sponged across the edges and the entire top surface. The In-Color DSP mimicks the pattern of the emboss folder so nicely! I thought the sentiments from the Sale-A-Bration stamp set, Simply Wonderful, would be a great complement but you can choose from so many wonderful sets that Stampin’ Up! has.

IT’S ALL IN THE DETAILSBouquet Bigz L Die, Simply Wonderful, Takeout Box, Hearts Framelits, Valentines

  • Stamp Sets: Simply Wonderful (SAB)
  • Paper: ’13-’15 and ’14-’16 In-Color DSP Stack, Lost Lagoon, Crisp Cantaloupe, Whisper White
  • Ink: Soft Suede, Crisp Cantaloupe
  • SU Tools: Bouquet Bigz L Die, Hearts Framelits, Fancy Fan TIEF, Decorative Dots TIEF, Banners Framelits, Bitty Banners Framelits
  • Finishing Touch: Takeout Box, Pearl Basic Jewels

You Plus Me, Crazy about You, Sumthin' Sumthin', Mini Treat Bag Thinlits, Easel Card, Valentine, Anniversary

It is now “anniversary season” in my house so I thought it would be fun to make an easel card for my husband, using the new You Plus Me stamp set and some of the fun accessories from the Mini Treat Bag Thinlits. Masculine cards are not my forte! There are a few touches on this card that push the envelope just a little but I don’t think he will mind one bit! Lots of details on this one and I am sure that I will forget one or two, but that’s the great part of having lots of tools at my fingertips!

IT’S ALL IN THE DETAILSMini Treat Bag Thinlits, Hello You Thinlits, You Plus Me, Crazy about You, Sumthin' Sumthin', Valentines, Anniversary

  • Stamp Sets: You Plus Me, Crazy about You, Sumthin’ Sumthin’
  • Paper: Best Year Ever DSP, Lullaby DSP, Baked Brown Sugar, Coastal Cabana, Hello Honey
  • Ink: Hello Honey, Baked Brown Sugar, Coastal Cabana
  • SU Tools: Mini Treat Bag Thinlits, Hello You Thinlits, Happy Heart TIEF, Deco Labels Framelits, 1 3/8″ Circle Punch, Squares Framelits, Banners Framelits, Sweetheart Punch, On Film Framelits, Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack
  • Finishing Touch: Pearl Basic Jewels, Retro Fresh Washi Tape

CURRENT PROMOTIONS

  1. Paper Pumpkin Pre-Paid Subscription SALE! PP is a great way to craft and the 3 month pre-paid subscription is only $54.85! That’s $5.10 off the regular price!! Exclusive, quality products with everything you need included in the kit! Give it a try! If you don’t like it, I will buy the kit from you. Details about the subscription are  HERE. Ready to sign up for this no risk, fully flexible program?  Join Now!
  2. Click on the Stampin’ Store in the top menu or the SHOP button on the sidebar to see all of Stampin’ Up!’s latest and greatest promotions!

So, I hope you liked my projects using the new Occasions products today! If you did, please take a minute and leave me a comment! I love hearing from you! And while you are at it, please sign up for email notifications (usually no more than 2-3 per week) and also “like” my Facebook page (I don’t flood your Newsfeed either). You can do both of those right here on the right sidebar of my blog.  If you have any questions, please feel free to email me at Debbie@SecretStamper.com any time. The next stop is Michelle Quinno at Shell’s Life on the Pals Blog Hop! Thanks for visiting and I’ll see you next month.

Happy Stampin’!

Debbie

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Pals January Blog Hop Line-up

  1. Amy Whelan at Amy’s Inklings
  2. Maggie Mata at Maggie Made Cards
  3. Becky Gifford at The Social Stamper
  4. Kerry Willard Bray at Peonies and Paper Chains
  5. Debbie Crowley at expressivelydeb…
  6. Amy Williams at Stamps and Spice
  7. Rae Harper at WildWestPaperArts.com
  8. Sherrie Gross at Stampin’ Sunshine
  9. Wendy Klein at Doggone Delightful Stampin’
  10. Becky Volpp at InkBlossomwithBecky
  11. Nancy Gleason at My Stampin Space
  12. Jane Knudsen at www.seejanestamp.com
  13. Debbie Mageed at Secret Stamper  ⇒⇒ YOU ARE HERE
  14. Michelle Quinno at Shell’s Life
  15. Susan Lankford at Stamp and Create With Susan
  16. Karen Hallam at Karen’s Blog
  17. Kelly DeTommaso at Kelly’s Creative Corner
  18. Mary Fish at Stampin’ Pretty
  19. Laurie Chilton at Stampin’ Ink
  20. Brian King at Stamp with Brian
  21. Peggy Noe at prettypapercards.com
  22. Martie Pollard at The Crafty Bandit
  23. Kim Jolley at Stampin’ Artfully
  24. Beth Beard at My little craft blog
  25. Michelle Gleeson at StampinMojo
  26. Sue Becker at RnR Stamping
  27. Jackie Diediker at Stampin’ Jackie
  28. Natalie Bradley at Natalie Bradley Events
  29. Lisa Ann Bernard at Queen B Creations
  30. Candy Ford at Stamp Candy
  31. Dawn Tidd at Tiddbits From Dawn
  32. Angie Valle-Peters at Paperluxuries
  33. Amy Hoptay at Inking of You!
  34. Lynn Kolcun at Stamping with Avery’s Owlery
  35. Shannon K Jaramillo at Shannon Kay Paperie
  36. Liz Gautreaux at Kind Deeds Stampin
  37. Beth McCullough at Stamping Mom
  38. Nicole Watt at Pixel Maven’s Retreat
  39. Pamela Sadler at Stampin Pink Rose
  40. Jennifer Michalski at Stamping Serenity
  41. Shannon Hokanson at Paper Works by Shannon

Simply Sketched for Retro Rubber 05

RRBC05It’s time to get out that crimper that has been sitting in your craft room for so long without seeing the light of day (or night if you are a late night crafter like me). Don’t have one? You can still play along! Just score your paper for some texture. I got out my all-time favorite stamp set for this challenge, Simply Sketched. I will never EVER give this stamp set away! I love it that much!

I don’t have the crimper that makes the folds in straight lines, mine does it in a wavy pattern and I really love the effect that it gives. I have a confession – I bought this crimper years and years ago and had NEVER used it. I didn’t know if I would like it but I really love the effect it gives. I crimped retired Core’dinations paper in Soft Sky, sanded then sponged to give some subtle shading.

Simply Sketched, RRBC05

This card is a blend of old and new! I used the brand new  1/4″ Jute Ribbon from the 2015 Occasions Catalog, and the roses are in the fantastic Artisan Embellishment Kit in that catalog. I really love the romantic effect of these two together, don’t you? The stamped images were stamped onto Soft Sky and colored with new Blendies colors also. Love them! They are absolutely perfect for this time of year.

Come and play along with Retro Rubber, a super fun challenge that supports your favorite older stamps!

CHALLENGE GUIDELINES
•Use older stamps. We suggest stamps older than 1 year.
•Follow the challenge given for the time period.
•Post your creation to your blog or online gallery. If you use an online gallery, please use the Keyword RRBC05
•Link back to the blog using the InLinkz by the JANUARY 16th.
•Enter as many times as you like.

IT’S ALL IN THE DETAILS

  • Stamp Sets: Simply Sketched, God’s Beauty
  • Paper: Smoky Slate, Pink Pirouette, Soft Sky, Core’dinations
  • Ink: Smoky Slate, Memento Black
  • Tools: Non-SU: Fiskars Wavy Paper Crimper, 1 3/8″ Square Punch (retired), Square Collections Framelits, Scallop Oval Punch, Oval Punch, Modern Label Punch
  • Finishing Touch: 1 1/4″ Jute Ribbon (’15 Occasions Catalog), Artisan Embellishment Kit (’15 Occasions Catalog), Pearl Basic Jewels, Pink Pirouette 1/4″ Cotton Ribbon, Blendabilities: Soft Sky, Smoky Slate, Pink Pirouette, Melon Mambo, Wild Wasabi

CURRENT PROMOTIONS

  1. Occasions AND Sale-A-Bration catalogs are HERE! What does that mean? You get a free product from the Sale-A-Bration catalog for every $50 you buy from any Stampin’ Up! catalog – even Clearance Rack items! Do you prefer catalogs made of paper?? Send me an email and give me your address! I will get one in the mail to you AND you will get an extra FREE Sale-A-Bration item with your first order!
  2. Check out my NEW SS Rewards for online orders HERE.
  3. Paper Pumpkin is a great way to craft! It is always the highlight of my day when it arrives in my mailbox! Exclusive, quality products with everything you need included in the kit! Give it a try! If you don’t like it, I will buy the kit from you. Details about the subscription are  HERE. Ready to sign up for this no risk, fully flexible program?  Join Now!
  4. Weekly Deals: Brand new Sale every week!! Check out the latest group of products on sale HERE.
  5. Don’t forget the Clearance Rack! Click on the Stampin’ Store in the top menu or the SHOP button on the sidebar to see all of Stampin’ Up!’s latest and greatest promotions!

So, I hope you liked my card today! If you did, please take a minute and leave me a comment! I love hearing from you! And while you are at it, please sign up for email notifications (usually no  more than 2-3 per week) and also “like” my Facebook page (I don’t flood your Newsfeed either). You can do both of those right here on the right sidebar of my blog.  If you have any questions, please feel free to email me at Debbie@SecretStamper.com any time. Thanks for coming to my blog today! Until next time,

Happy Stampin’!

Debbie