Monday, November 27, 2017

One Christmas Card - 2 challenges

Good Cyber Monday to all of you. I hope you took advantage of the great FREE SHIPPING promotion from Stampin'Up! today! If not, there is a little bit of time....
I would like to enter this very simple and fun little card in two challenges. .....

I followed the sketch - quite litterally too - found at SSC166 ALL LINED UP.     
Here's the sketch : 

I have not been entering challenges very much lately (still too difficult to work with DBWS) but I do love the ones I can find at Sunday Stamps and at the Watercooler Wednesday Challenge.

This week at the Watercooler, it's Kath's "All About Christmas" Challenge WWC146.

So my card created with the sketch and the theme of the Watercooler fits both requirements. I am working on a second card with the sketch, with a more liberal interpretation and hopefully (having some "technical" issues) I will complete it before their deadline and enter a second card for their challenge.

As mentioned this is a very CAS card. I dry embossed the front of a thick Whisper White cardstock with the Holly folder. I then used the Stitched Shapes framelits (the smallest square) to cut 2 pieces of Real Red cardstock  and 1 piece of Silver Glimmer Paper and glued directly on the front of the card. Next I adhered 3 circles with the 1" punch (2 Silver 1 red) and then 3 small ornaments punched with the 3/4" punch this time out of the Be Merry DSP that were added with dimensionals.

The sentiment is from Santa's Sleigh and is stamped directly on a pice of the same DSP.

I coloured some berries in Real Red just to add some interest to the otherwise very white background.

Hope you like this simple card and that you will visit both the Watercooler Wednesday Challenge blog and the Sunday Stamps one too. For the latter you still have a few days to enter your own card.

So thanks so much for visiting and don't forget to let me know what you think. It is always so nice to read your comments. 

Happy stamping and have a great day!


Monday, November 13, 2017


Stamparatus   (no it is not a new dinosaur..... quite the contrary!!)

It’s big news when something breaks the mold and changes everything. The Stamparatus will change the way you stamp, and before long, you’ll wonder how you crafted without it!
Why do YOU need one? You’ll fall in love with stamping all over again when you learn everything you can do with it!
  • Make multiples with ease
  • Consistently stamp crisp, clean images
  • If you want a darker impression, apply more ink and re-stamp—no need to start over
  • Make fewer mistakes, saving time and money
  • Easily create 2-step, 3-step, and 4-step stamped images using reversible plates
  • Develop new and specialized stamping techniques with adjustable stamping plates and precision placement
I need product details!
  • Compatible with Stampin’Up!’s red rubber and photopolymer stamp
  • Foam mat to use with photopolymer stamps
  • Rulers and gridlines for quick measuring
  • 2 open sides so you can stamp on larger paper
  • 2 reversible plates: a total of 4 surfaces to work with
  • 2 magnets to hold the paper in place
  • Magnet storage areas
  • Retail Price: $65.00 CAD
How do I get one?
With the launch of this tool, we’re trying something different: testing a new reservation system. It acts like a true pre-order: you reserve your spot and Stampin’Up! will guarantee shipment as soon as the product arrives in their warehouse. Demonstrators and customers will place reservations and receive their product at the same time. This system will allow Stampin’Up! to get the product to market as soon as possible while avoiding backorders and efficiently managing inventory.
The global launch will feature three reservation windows. For each window, please note the following:
  • Reservation quantities are while supplies last.
  • Limit is 1 tool per customer per reservation window.
  • You may participate in multiple reservation windows.
  • In order to reserve your STAMPARATUS, you are required to provide your credit card information.
  • Credit cards will not be charged until the Stamparatus ships from our facility. When you close your order, be sure to verify that your credit card and shipping information is correct.
If you need help or want even more details, please contact me directly either by email or Private Message on Facebook.