Stampin’ Up! Weekly Deals – October 28 through November 3 2014!

The weekly deals are here!

weekly deals Oct 28 through nov 3 2014

Get what you need by clicking on the picture above!

~ Kristal

Sunday Scrap pages with Stampin’ Up!

Hi there,

I am finally getting around to posting some of the scrapbook pages I created while at my Halloween Themed Retreat two weekends ago.  I did not get anywhere near the number of pages completed that I hoped to, but I had a fantastic time visiting with friends I rarely get to see. Most of the items I used were not from Stampin’ Up, but I do have a few examples of pages where I did use some Stampin’ up items and here they are:

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Both of these pages used some of the Stampin’ Up Lullaby DSP and Kraft cardstock. It is really nice to have coordinating papers to be able to mix things up on the pages and know they will go together effortlessly. I also used the work of art stamp set and the hexagon punch on these pages. This is a good example of how you can make your stamp supplies turn into scrapbook supplies with very little effort!

I am currently trying to scrap all my 80’s photos. This one is from a fun visit with a friend in her first year of college in 1989. Hope you enjoyed a peek at some of my scrapbook pages. Now I am off to do more creating!

Happy Sunday!

~ Kristal

The latest Stampin’ Up! news – Holiday Supplement and Weekly Deals!

Lots of fun stuff to report on today!


This year Stampin’ Up! is offering some additional products to expand their already awesome holiday selections!  You can now order from the Holiday Supplement!


Holiday Supplement Catalog 2014

Simply click on the picture above to start shopping these extra fun goodies that are available. My top favorite new item is the additional set of Star Stamps that match up to the Star Framelits. That means there are THREE different stamps sets that match with these already versatile framelits! Check out the stamp set:
Many merry Stars Stamp Set

Sooo CUTE! This set is called Many Merry Stars.  If you would like me to send you one of the Holiday Supplement catalogs, then just email me your address at or call me at 847-854-7954.

The next piece of important news is of course the Weekly Deals as the new items just got posted today. Check them out:

Weekly Deals Oct 21 Through Oct 27 2014

Some great items on here this week! Don’t miss out on getting something you really need for an awesome price!

That’s all for today, I will keep you posted anytime I find out about more news from Stampin’ up!


Stampin’ Up! Star Shaker card

Hi there crafty folks!

I had a busy Sunday today. Grocery shopping, Garage cleaning and organizing and some cooking. We have to get our garage in order as winter gets near here in the Chicago area, because you don’t want to have to go out there when it is COLD. After getting all that not-fun stuff done, I got to be crafty! YAY! I have had so little time for it lately so it really makes me happy.  Today I decided to try something I have seen many others do, but was too afraid to try. A shaker card. They looked really intimidating to me, but it turns out they aren’t that bad if you have all the right supplies.  I even decided to try a star shape so here is how it turned out:

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I also decided to add a little extra something to the inside:

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Given it is my first one ever, I am pretty pleased with it! I do think on the next one I make I will add more sequins though. The key to making these is to be sure you have foam with sticky on each sides to raise up the area you want to include the sequins. You would also need acetate sheets. Stampin’ up has these handy foam circles called Shaker Frames that are meant just for shaker cards. It worked out fine to use it with the Star shape too as I just cut little pieces to fit each point of the star. If you haven’t tried to make one of these I encourage you to give it a try. People tend to be pretty wowed by them when they receive one! If you need the supplies then let me know, Stampin’s up sells everything you need to make this card!

Even though this card does not follow the theme this week, I am entering in in the Christmas Card Challenge Blog. Their only true requirements is to make a Christmas card so what the heck!

Hope you had a great weekend and find time to be crafty this week when you can!


Supplies used:

  • Ink: Cherry Cobbler
  • Paper: Kraft Cardstock, Under the Tree DSP, Trim the Tree DSP and Whisper White
  • Stamp Sets: Good Greetings  and Merry Everything
  • Tools: Star Framelit Dies, Acetate Sheets, Shaker Frames, paper trimmer and Hexagon punch to make the banner
  • Embellishments: Gold Sequin Trim (sequins removed), Gold 1/8 inch ribbon and Rhinestone Basic Jewels

Stampin Up! Simply Bright and Beautiful

Hello crafty friends,

I am finally getting some time to blog today. Last week was quite busy at work and I was preparing to be gone for a long weekend scrapbooking with my closest friends from childhood. We had the best time and will have memories to cherish for many years to come, some of which I will definitely be adding into scrapbooks! I plan on sharing some of the scrapbook pages I’ve completed when I have more time to get pictures taken and post them here. For now though, I am posting a pretty Christmas card I had time to make. This card has an elegant look, but it but was still very simple to make.


I had fun using neutral in metallic colors on this card. Another fun technique used was the stencil for the stars on the background. These are now offered from Stampin’ Up! and can be used in lots of ways. For my stencil I used it diagonally to give a more modern appearance on the card. I also added the small stars using Versamark and gold and embossing powder on an angle to mimic that modern appearance. Lastly I stamped the larger star with Versamark and golden embossing powder and cut it out using the matching die. It’s all pulled together with the pretty gold ribbon and the simple “merry and bright” sentiment.

Hope you enjoyed seeing another easy Christmas card to make and that you are getting a chance to get your Christmas cards done.

Happy Crafting!


Supplies used

  • Inks: Crumb Cake, Versamark, and gold embossing powder
  • Paper: Crumb Cake and Whisper White
  • Stamp sets: Bright and Beautiful and Good Greetings
  • Embellishments: Gold 1/8 inch Ribbon
  • Tools: Hearts and Stars Decorative Mask, sponge dauber, Stars Framelit die, heat gun and paper trimmer