Friday, December 20, 2013

Love love love

Hi there!

I'm sorry I've been MIA for the last little bit. I've been finishing up my semester in school and finals week was brutal! But here I am, I survived AND I have a new card to show you wonderful people. ;)

I made this card for a craft retreat I attended in Billings, Montana. 8 women plus crafting (and a little wine, okay... a lot of wine) equals so much fun! I had a blast and I can't wait to see those lovely ladies again!

Here's my card:

Stamp Sets: Gorgeous Grunge
Card Stock: Whisper White, Pink Pirouette, Baked Brown Sugar, Night of Navy
Ink: Crumb Cake
Accessories: Naturals Designer Buttons, 1-1/4" Burlap Ribbon, Pretty Print Textured Impressions Embossing Folder, Essentials Paper-Piercing Pack, Expressions Thinlits Dies

What do you think? In designing this card I was trying to go for a more vintage, antique look. (Don't laugh if you don't think it fits that haha) Usually, I create with very straight lines and clean and simple overall looks, I was trying to get outside my norm and push myself. If you've never done this, I recommend trying it, it's fun! I'm really happy with how it turned out, I hope you like it!

If you want to buy any of the products used to make this card or if you have any other craft stuff you'd like to purchase, you can visit my online store 24/7 HERE.

Also, don't forget about my Fill A Frame 2014 class. There's still time to register! For more information go check out THIS page.

Thanks for stopping by! I hope you're all having a wonderful holiday season!

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Fill A Frame 2014-It's Time!

Hello Everyone!

It's time to talk about my Fill A Frame 2014 class! This is a monthly class designed for a 12 X 12 frame. Every month we'll make a new insert for your frame. The art is themed around monthly holidays and happenings and reusable every year! Your registration fee covers the cost of the frame so everything is covered, you just show up! How fun and easy, right? ;)

If you're in the Boise, Meridian, Nampa, Caldwell, Eagle or Star, Idaho area, contact me to register and if you have any questions just let me know! I'm so looking forward to see everyone! Thanks!

Monday, November 25, 2013

Core'dinations Love

Hello all,

I hope you all have fun plans for Thanksgiving. I'll be hanging out with family and then hitting the black Friday shopping with my boyfriends mom. I'm sure it'll be fun. Do you have any fun plans?

The card I'm sharing today is based around our Core'dinations Cardstock. If you've never used this cardstock from Stampin' Up! you're missing out. It's this great card stock that is thick and sandable, one side is textured the other side is smooth and the inside layer is a monochromatic color. You can reveal the inside color by sanding, tearing or distressing. It's so much fun to play with and completely adds a different look to projects. We sell packs of the core'dinations cardstock based on our color families. I first got the neutrals packs because neutrals go with everything, but I bought more quickly. It's so cool!

Stamp Sets: Hello, Lovely
Card Stock: Summer Starfruit, Very Vanilla, Smoky Slate Core'dinations
Ink: Smoky Slate
Accessories: Alphabet Press embossing folder,7/16" Trim, Paper Piercing Tool and Essentials pack, Decorative Label punch, Stampin' Sanding system

See how the background is distressed? Yeah that's it. Haha! I used the alphabet press embossing folder on the smoky slate core'dinations cardstock and then used our stampin' sanding block on the paper. Don't you think it adds a cool effect?

Have a wonderful week and a fantastic thanksgiving!

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Holiday Sale

Dates: November 20-December 2, 2013

It's time for online holiday shopping! This sale is the same as the annual Online Extravaganza sale of years past--just with a simpler name. During these 13 days only, you can get incredible discounts-up to 50 percent-on some of your favorite products! This is the perfect time for you to stock up on some of your favorite items or get something brand new that you've always wanted!

And make sure you don't miss out on our 24-hour-only doorbusters happening on the first day of the sale-30 percent off the Stampin' Trimmer, Simply Scored Diagonal Plate, and Many Marvelous Markers! The 24-hour sales period on these three products ends at 11:50 PM (MT), November 20.

Discounts range between 20 and 50 percent-awesome!

You can visit my Online Store to see all discounted products or view this flyer.

Sunday, November 17, 2013

I freakin' love you!


I'm so glad to finally be able to take some time and share a new card with you all! With my crazy school schedule I've been rush crafting a lot lately which unfortunately doesn't leave me a lot of time to blog. However, I HAVE been able to keep my Instagram updated with almost every new project and card I've made. So if you're unhappy with the frequency of my blog updates during school time (which I'm truly sorry for) then follow me on Instagram to get plenty of cool crafts almost daily! My username is SwishandStamp. There's a link in the right column of my blog too! :)

Moving on to an awesome card! I made this card for my boyfriend, Kaleb. We were celebrating one year of being together. He's so extremely supportive of my crazy addiction to stamping and crafting and I'm so grateful for that. Anyway, I wanted to make him a card that was sort of fun and silly and it had to have penguins (they're his favorite animal haha). I decided to make a slider card! These cards are so cool! The penguin on the front spins around back and forth across the card, I plan to make an instructional YouTube video on these cards soon so check back and I'll keep you updated. ;)

Stamp Sets: Yippee-Skippee!
Card Stock: Basic Black, Pumpkin Pie, Whisper White
Ink: Staz On Black, Pumpkin Pie
Accessories: Owl Builder punch, Word Window punch

I tried to get a few good pictures so you can see that he spins! I'm seriously in love with this little penguin and the card turned out way better than I thought it was going to.

If you want to purchase any of the supplies used to make this card or anything else from Stampin' Up! you can shop 24/7 in my online store, HERE.

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

25 years, 25 stamps at 25% off

We're celebrating Stampin' Up!'s 25th anniversary all year long, but during the week of the actual date (October 25th to be exact) Stampin' Up! thought we should pump up the party even more. So what better way than a sale on the very products that started it all: stamps, of course!

 October 22 through October 28 you can take 25% off 25 stamp sets!

Let's see the list of 25 stamps:

Now I know lists like this suck so how about I show you the actual stamp sets? That'll make it much easier when picking out your favorites (which will probably be all of them!)

Whoo! That was alot of stamp sets! 25 to be exact ;) If you have any questions on these stamp sets please don't hesitate to ask. Remember: These 25 stamp sets are 25% off from now until October 28th so don't wait too long.

Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Where have you been?

Hey people. I just thought I'd check in and let you know that my classes haven't killed me... yet ;) Just kidding but I really have been crazy busy with my classes. I'm sorry if you feel like I've neglected you!

Anyway, there are a few things I'd like to fill you in on pertaining to Stampin' Up!
Let's make a list of things I need to cover:
  • New Photopolymer Stamp Sets
  • New Digital Downloads
  • New Pop & Place Holiday Tags
  • Awesome incentive to be as cool as me ;)
I think thats everything. If you're interested in being as cool as me, I guess you're going to have to read this ENTIRE blog post! Haha Just Kidding. But honestly, this is going to be a long post so buckle your seatbelts and don't drop out on me. :)

New Photopolymer Stamp Sets

Like it or not, Christmas is just around the corner (hopefully you're in the "like it" camp). Either way, you'll want our brand-new Endless Wishes Photopolymer Stamp Set so you're prepped with festive greetings for all the little gifts, tags, and holiday projects you'll make this season! To learn more about our photopolymer stamp sets, check out one of my previous posts HERE. There's a fantastic explanation there about these awesome stamps.

New Digital Downloads
As some of you know, Stampin' Up releases new digital downloads for MDS every Tuesday. Because they release new ones every week, I don't always post the new downloads because I'm hoping YOU are checking the newest downloads page. BUT! These new downloads are too stinking cute to not show you here. I picked 2 to post but there are tons more available for you to find and fall in love with. Let's see 2 of my favorite:

Seriously? Are those not the cutest sets you've ever seen?! Well maybe I'm the only one that likes them that much but I can tell you they're in my shopping cart already. :) If you want to go through the newest digital downloads you can check Stampin' Up's digital downloads page, HERE.

New Pop & Place Holiday Tags

Our new Pop & Place Holiday Gift Tags come in a booklet of 70+ tags in five paper designs, 2 pages of each design--created from our existing punch and die shapes. These tags (which coordinate with the Season of Style products in the 2013 holiday catalog) are perfect, especially to you stampers who may not know what punch or die shapes you are interested in buying yet.

There are a few different options for customers to choose from depending on their needs:

Item Description Price
134975 Pop & Place Holiday Gift Tags Book $9.95
134623 Christmas Tagables Photopolymer Stamp Set $13.95
135921 Pop & Place Holiday Gift Tags Bundle includes
  • Pop & Place Holiday Gift Tags Book 
  • Christmas Tagables Photopolymer Stamp Set
135290 Pop & Place Holiday Gift Tags Starter Bundle includes
  • Pop & Place Holiday Gift Tags Book 
  • Christmas Tagables Photopolymer Stamp Set
  • Soft Suede Classic Stampin' Spot
  • Clear Block C
These tags are great for the holidays, you and I both know how hectic these times can be and the quickness and cuteness of these tags fits perfectly in our schedules.

Become a Demonstrator and do what I do ;)
Here's the part you've been waiting for! How you can be as awesome as me! Just Kidding... sort of ;) Right now you can join the Stampin' Up! family for only $25! Do you like the idea of a 20% discount on your favorite products? How about a chance to earn extra cash, along with tons of exclusive creative ideas at your fingertips? Until October 21, you can join Stampin' Up! for just $25 and experience all this and more.

Remember, this promotion only lasts through October 21, so me today if you're interested! 
WOO! I think we're done with mega-post! Thanks for sticking with me this long! I'm planning some awesome projects to put on the blog this month so stay tuned for some good stuff.

Thank you all for reading. Really. I know I haven't posted much lately because of school but I love blogging and it's something I'm so excited to continue with.

Check out my online shop 24/7, HERE.

                                                                  Love you all!

Sunday, September 15, 2013

Hey Fancy Feathers!

Hi everybody! It's time to share a new card!

Unless you've been in a cave for the last 2 years (which if you have been, Welcome Back!) you know that birds are a huge trend right now. Seriously, if people don't like something now-a-days, they put a bird on it and it's fantastic! Owls, Crows, Bluebirds, Eagles, Penguins and of course Peacocks! When I first saw the Peacock stamp in the stamp set "World Treasures", I thought, "Holy Peacock!" It's quite large and intricate and I immediately needed it. People have done some really over-the-top things with this peacock. They've colored all the individual parts, cut out each feather and inked up the bird dramatically in different ways; if you are one of these people, power to you! I, however, wanted to use this stamp for Saturday Stampin'. When making 8 cards for only 10 dollars with limited time, the cards need to be simplified... this peacock doesn't really lend herself to being simplified. But I think I pulled it off okay ;) Let's look at the card:

Stamp Sets: World Treasures, Teeny Tiny Wishes
Card Stock: Crumb Cake, Very Vanilla, Elegant Eggplant, Night of Navy, Pear Pizzazz, Rich Razzleberry
Ink: Elegant Eggplant
Accessories: 1" Circle Punch, Circle punch from the Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack

Come on, you're a little impressed, right? ;) Just kidding. So instead of making the stamp itself intricately inked and all sorts of colors, I decided to add this element in the different colored paper strips. There are 4 different colors of paper in this "tail"; Elegant Eggplant, Night of Navy, Pear Pizzazz and Rich Razzleberry. I used a circle punch to create the little tail wing things (I don't know what you'd call them haha). I also used a circle punch to create the corners on the piece of Very Vanilla with the peacock on it, I wanted it to have a little something extra instead of just piece a rectangular piece. Overall I'm really happy with this card. I think it matches the uniqueness of the peacock stamps. Thanks for stopping by!

*If you'd like to buy any of the supplies used to make this card you can contact me directly, or you can shop online 24/7 in my online store, HERE.

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

September 'Best Of'

I'm here to show you guys the September 'Best Of'. Honestly, Fall is my favorite time of year, I always long for the cool, crisp weather and the beautiful colors. Oh and the PUMPKIN PATCH! Yay! I love sweaters, boots and hot chocolate, so Fall is perfect. I'm telling you all of this because this month's best of stamp set is the Best Of Autumn. The bucket of apples stamp set is adorable and I love the fall tree and the "Give Thanks" sentiment. Maybe that's another reason I love fall; people always seem to be more thankful for the good in their life around this time of year. I'm sure it has something to do with Thanksgiving coming up but I love all the happiness. Anyway! Let's take a look at the stamp set:

Such nice images this month. I love fall themed cards too so these are perfect. If you'd like to purchase this stamp set you can either contact me directly or you can shop 24/7 in my online shop, HERE! If you'd like to read more about this stamp set, you can check out THIS beautiful flyer! Thanks for reading!

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Go With Heart

Hi there! I just wanted to let you all know that some new content was added to the digital downloads page. In the picture above, you can see our new "Go With Heart Frameables" digital download.
It's so easy to create an art gallery for your home using this new download. Just download, print, frame, and hang!

The download includes:
  • 6-page designer décor template (8-1/2" x 11")
  • 1-page designer décor template (12" x 12") 
  • 3-piece SVG stamp brush set
  • 8 Designer Series Papers
  • 4 embellishments
I'm literally in love with this idea. Pinterest is full of people making their own art for their home and this is completely on trend with that. To check out the other new downloads you can go to the digital downloads page, HERE. I hope you find something new that you like!

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Hello Lovely, it's time for school!

Hi there!

Whoo before I get in to today's project, I'd like to tell you a little bit about my life. In the next few months, there's a good chance I'll not be able to do blog updates as frequently. I know, I know, hold your tears in. You see... I'm only a 21-year-old college student and if you have children or know anyone with children or if you live in a place with children (which everyone does), YOU know school is starting. I am among these hundreds of  thousands of back-pack-hauling students to return to my school. Now, You might be interested in this, so let's take a look at my life, because I'm SOO interesting. Lol, Not!

Here it goes: I live in Boise, Idaho. I was born and raised here. I'm in my 4th year at Boise State University. Yes, we have a blue turf. And, Yes, It's called the smurf turf. Haha. I'm an English Education major with a minor in Mathematics. Most people laugh at this because very rarely do the left and right brain work together like they do in me. I know, I'm so special. ;) I have this year and one more year of college left (woohoo) and afterwards I hope to be an English teacher at the high school level. Well... really I'd love to be a full time Stampin' Up! demonstrator but there's no degree in crafting. Because if there was, I would be majoring in that, haha.

Anyway, I just wanted to let you wonderful people know that I'll be attending school full time, and while I'll try my hardest to blog regularly, it may not happen. But I love you all and I promise you're still important to me. :)

By now you're all probably tired of hearing about me so let's see a project. This card is a CASE of a project we did at convention. I needed a card for Saturday Stampin' and I loved the project Stampin' Up! designed so I took that idea and changed it a little. Here's my card:

Stamp Sets: Hello Lovely, Gorgeous Grunge
Card Stock: Whisper White, Calypso Coral, Summer Starfruit
Ink: Calypso Coral, Tempting Turquoise, Crushed Curry, Pear Pizzazz, Night of Navy, Garden Green
Accessories: Decorative Label Punch, This and That Designer Washi Tape

I know what you're thinking, "Wow, That's a lot of different ink colors." However, I think that they all work together to create a colorful and fun card.The washi tape was a last minute addition but it was so easy to put on and I think it added to the carefree grunge look of the card.

Anyway, if you want to purchase any of the supplies used to make this card, you can either let me know or you shop 24/7 in my online store HERE. Thanks for reading and I promise I'll try and get some blog posts up for you all. :)

Thursday, August 22, 2013

Crazy for Cupcakes!

Hi everyone! It's time to share a new card with you. I made this card for my Inking Everything organized swap. I don't know about you, but I've definitely fallen head over heels for the cupcake trend that's happening these days. I just feel like I want to put cupcakes on all of my craft projects... and eat all the cupcakes I see on Pinterest ;) Dangerous, huh? So I guess I should apologize in advance if this card sparks your cupcake addiction. Let's take a look:

Stamp Sets: Create a Cupcake, Remembering Your Birthday
Card Stock: Primrose Petals, Whisper White, Crumb Cake
Ink: Rose Red, Strawberry Slush, Blushing  Bride
Accessories: Cupcake Builder punch, Dazzling Details

It's really unfortunate that you can't see the Dazzling Details very well in the picture. I put the DD on the sprinkles around the words and on the top cupcake. It gives those sprinkles a little shiny and sparkly dimension. It's SO cute, just take my word for it. ;) 

If you'd like to purchase any of the supplies used to make this card, you can contact me or you can shop 24/7 in my online store, HERE. Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, August 15, 2013

Holiday Single Stamps

Woot! I know a lot of you are probably already thinking about Christmas cards for this year. Being the crazy people we are, we hand make a bajillion Christmas cards and gift tags and send them out to make people happy during the holidays. Some people don't need an entire stamp set for these cards or for their gift tags. Luckily, Stampin' Up! has solved that problem.

A new, holiday-themed collection of single stamps is now available! The holidays will be here before you know it, and these holiday-themed single stamps may be just what you, the budget-conscious stamper, need. There are eight different stamps to choose from, six of which coordinate with Framelits dies or punches. Let's see the stamps!

To get more detail on this stamp set, check out THIS new flyer. I hope you like them. I really think you will though. If you want to purchase any of these single stamps or any other Stampin' Up! stuff; you can contact me directly or you can shop 24/7 in my online store, HERE. Thanks for checking in! Talk to you soon.

New Photopolymer Stamp Set

Hello there. I have a new stamp set I'd like to tell you about today, it's another Photopolymer Stamp set! Yay! Really quickly, let's go through why the photopolymer stamp sets are so awesome:
  • They're entirely transparent for perfect placement every time! 
  • They are durable. The photopolymer material is designed to last. 
  • Can you say sticky? (Don't worry; in a good way.) These stamps stick amazingly well to our clear blocks.
  • They're age tested. They won't yellow or cloud up over time. 
  • I could go on, but I'll let you try them for yourself. 
Those are just the basics on why these stamps rock. Wanna see the new stamp set? I do! It's called "Another Thank You"
Look at that cute little diamond! To learn more, Check it out THIS flyer. Personally this is probably my favorite photopolymer stamp set we've had because I can see myself using it ALL the time. :)

If you want to purchase this stamp set or any other Stampin' Up! supplies, you can contact me directly or you can shop 24/7 in my online store, HERE. Thanks for reading. Have a wonderful day!

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Pucker Up

Hello my wonderful readers,

I want to share one of the cards I made for a general swap at convention. Swapping at Stampin' Up! events is so much fun. You get to share your creative ideas and in return you get hundreds of awesome ideas from other people, it really is a win-win.

Here's my card:

Stamp Sets: Crazy, Mixed-Up Love

Card Stock: Daffodil Delight, Whisper White

Ink: Daffodil Delight

Accessories: Small Heart punch, Daffodil Delight Stitch Grosgrain Ribbon

If you'd like to purchase any of the supplies used to make this card, you can contact me or shop 24/7 in my online store HERE. Thanks for reading!


Thursday, August 1, 2013

August 'Best Of"

Hello! August is here and you know what that means; a new 'Best Of' stamp set! (That's what you were thinking, right? haha)

As part of our 25-year anniversary celebration, we're bringing back some of our favorite stamp images from the last quarter century and combining them into 12 sets, which will release-one set per month-during 2013. Even better, along with some great classic images, each "Best of" set will also include a never-before-seen image!

Some things to remember:

  • All Best of stamp sets will include 3-5 images, including a never-before seen image, and will be priced at $14.95.
  • While we are releasing just one Best of stamp set per month (with a new theme each month), all of the Best of sets will be available until March 31, 2014.
  • A new flyer will be released every month for each new Best of set.
  • All Best of stamp sets are available in Clear-Mount only.
As a special incentive to collect the Best of stamps, we're including a collector's card and 25-year proof of purchase sticker with every Best of set. Collect six stickers, and send it in to redeem a FREE set of your choice valued up to $14.95! Free sets must be redeemed no later than April 30, 2014.

Ready to see the new stamp set? Here it is. August is Best Of Halloween:

Halloween is one of my favorite holidays and I love love love sending cards for Halloween, no one ever expects to get one. :) If you'd like to order this stamp set or any of the other 'Best Of' stamp sets, just contact me or you can shop 24/7 in my online store, HERE. Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, July 29, 2013

New Thinlits Card Dies

Hi There. One more huge announcement from Convention 2013. Are you ready? They've been called flip cards, flip flop cards, swing cards, and more-but they have always been a bit tricky to create. Not anymore! Our amazing new Thinlits Card Dies cut and score to create a card that flips in just one step. These awesome Dies are available on August 1st!

133479 Label Card Thinlits Die $32.95
133480 Circle Card Thinlits Die $32.95

These new card dies come with extra die pieces that have versatile designs, so you can use them on other projects, not just flip cards. (The Circle Card Thinlits Die comes with 10 total pieces; the Label Card Thinlits Die comes with nine total pieces.)

You'll love using these dies to create flip cards, but they also come with other versatile designs. Remember these Dies become available on August 1st. Let me know if you want them... I'm fairly sure you will. ;) For more information, check out THIS awesome flyer on this awesome new product. Thanks for reading!