Thursday, November 25, 2010

From the Heart with Gilli

Happy Thanksgiving, I hope you all have a wonderful fun filled day with your family and friends.

Today I would like to show you a card I made using one of the new Gilli stamps. This one is Girly Gilli. Isn’t she adorable?

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I am entering her in the following challenges:

Here is a close up of Gilli.

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Gilli stamps are designed by Anary and are distributed by Stamping Scrapping. Aren’t they just the cutest?

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Close up of the flowers

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And of the stamp by SSD from the Beaded Ovals set. Check em out at Stamping Scrapping.

Black Friday Sale at Stamping Scrapping

Surprise!! The sale is starting early ....... 11 A.M. EST. Enjoy!!

It’s that time of year again, the turkey, ham, yams, rolls, all of the good fixins’ of Thanksgiving ….. and shopping!
Black Friday is a tradition for some, to get up early, fight the crowds and hit the stores to pick up the best bargains possible. Why not get an early start on your shopping without even leaving the comfort of your own home?
Hop on over to Stamping Scrapping at 7PM EST Thursday evening for a HUGE sale. Never shopped at Stamping Scrapping? Here is short bio about them:
Stamping Scrapping is a brick front and online store owned by Kevin and Cindy Echtinaw. We have been servicing our community for 10 years and the cyber world for five. Stamping Scrapping has over 6500 items in stock from buttons to Sizzix Big Shotz. We also offer special orders of items that we do not stock, if you want it we will get it! Shipping is lightning fast and our customers receive their orders within 24-48 hours of purchasing in stock items. All of our customers, stateside and international, receive the best customer service available including quick (sometimes immediate) response to emails, phone calls and even some times hand delivery 7 days a week. We have own line of acrylic stamps, Stamping Scrapping Designs (SSD) that were created to use with Spellbinders and we are proud to be a Preferred Stamp Company with Spellbinders. We also have our own line of card scents and are the North American distributors for Bildmalarna and Gilli stamp lines. We also have several videos showcasing craft products and how to use them.
Tons of items have been marked down to make room for the new items to be released at the Winter CHA. You will find items starting at .99 and tons marked 40% – 70% off the already low discounted price from embellishments to machines.
If you want to get a head start grab a cup of your favorite beverage, pad and pencil and browse through the ‘aisles’ for those items to purchase. Stamping Scrapping even has a registry where you can add items that are viewable to all or just for you to see. When you are ready for a purchase you can purchase from inside your registry, that’s my favorite way to shop! Or you can make yourself a list but be sure you know what they are so you can get in there and shop fast before items are sold out. Cindy always has surprises in store so you never know what you might find! Happy Shopping!

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Mimosa in the Snow

Today I’m off work ….. yippee!! and off until Monday ….. double yippee!!

Having some time off is giving me a chance to dust off my stamps and do a little creating.

I received my Bildmalarna Stamp club a few weeks ago and hadn’t had a chance to play yet so decided it was time and here is my card.

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Isn’t she just too adorable? She looks like she is having so much fun trying to catch those snowflakes!

I am entering her in the following challenges:

Thanks for stopping by and hope to see you again soon!


Sunday, November 21, 2010

Sketch Challenge at House Mouse and Friends

Today it is my turn, Stephanie, to post my creation for this great sketch challenge!


I chose the Stamping Scrapping House Mouse stamp of the month … St. Nick Mouse and Joy Doubled.

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Aren’t they just adorable? I had so much fun coloring them with my Copics. I used MS Icicles Border punch and lots of Ranger Stickles.

Here is a close up of my image.

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I stamped the sentiment using Memento ink and then wrote over it with Ranger Stickles.

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The sparkles for the snow came from my DecoArt Glistening Snow Writer.

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Thanks for stopping by and hope you will join us at House Mouse and Friends for this wonderful sketch challenge.

Friday, November 19, 2010

Spellbinder’s Holiday Hoppin’ Blog Hop


Welcome to the second day of the Spellbinders™ Paper Arts Holiday Hoppin’ Blog Hop!  Spellbinders, along with Stamping Scrapping are showcasing their newest products just in time for your Holiday crafting and gift giving.  Lots of creative ideas are in store, as well as prizes galore!  Each participating company has generously donated towards the prize package listed on the Spellbinders Blog.  A total of two identical prize packages, one for each day, November 18 and 19 will be given away!  To enter, just leave a comment on a participating blog!  Comments in the first 48 hours of the post are eligible.  One commenter each day will be randomly selected as the winner.  Winners will be announced on November 22, on the Spellbinders Blog!
Be sure to see all of yesterday’s Holiday Hoppin’ blogs for inspiring projects and another chance to win!
Visit all of today’s Holiday Hoppin’ blogs:
And if you missed yesterday and want to see more you can start here at the Stamping Scrapping Design Team blog.
    Today I am focusing on Spellbinders S4-283 2010 Heirloom Ornament die templates and also using Beaded Ovals die templates, Lacey Squares die templates, SSD Lacey Squares, Classic Squares Small, Fancy Tags, SSD Celebrate  and SSD Beaded Ovals stamps by Stamping Scrapping, I-Rock tool, Bildmalarna Excited MimosaBildmalarna Where’s Santa, Bildmalarna Cozy Hearth and copics.

    Here is my project.

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    I chose to make a Christmas morning scene. What better way to showcase these great Heirloom dies.

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    On top of the box I cut four #4 (2 7/8  x 4) and placed the points in each corner. I then used the lacey squares on top of the ornament cut outs. I added rhinestones to the corners and also to the SSD Lacey Squares stamps.  Here is a close up of the lid.

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    For the sides of my box I cut out the opening using #5 ( 3 3/4 x 5 1/8). I added vinyl for my opening and then cut another ornament using the #4 & #5 heirloom dies.

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    Above is a side profile picture of looking through two sides of the box. I also added hanging ornaments that used the #1 heirloom die template.

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    Here is a side picture of the box.

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    And another SSD stamp. These are wonderful stamps, they are interchangeable with several Spellbinders dies, and they stamp fantastically.

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    Is there more? Yes, there is a few more.

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    On the inside of the box is a Christmas morning scene. Imagine sitting by the fire opening presents? Well, that is exactly what my scene is. 

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    Little Mimosa opening presents complete with torm wrapping paper.

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    And Mimosa checking to see who is under that Santa hat. It appears to be Mimo.

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    And my final pic is the wall hanging that is part of the decor of the ‘house’ and that is a wall hanging using the Beaded Ovals template and SSD stamps.

    Now, what do you do next?
    Simply leave a comment on my blog to be eligible to win the Spellbinders Holiday Hoppin’ Prize Package!  One winner will be chosen from all the comments on all the blogs participating today.  Comments made in the first 48 hours of this post will be eligible to win.  Winner’s names will be published on the Spellbinders Blog on November 22, and they will have 48 hours to reply to Spellbinders to claim the prizes.
    Thank you!

    Thursday, November 18, 2010

    Yellow and Black at SSCC

    Today it is my turn, Stephanie, to show you my creation for the yellow and black challenge at Stamping Scrapping Challenge Central.

    My husband recently had a birthday so I made this card for him.

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    I know, a bow on a man’s card ….. I couldn’t resist, it needed something and I like bows so hubby got a bow!

    I used black embossing powder to add more blacks to the side. I also used SSD What a Swirl, SSD Beaded Ovals and SSD Celebrate stamp sets for my focal point.

    Do you have any yellow and black? Can’t wait to see it. You still have time to enter so come on and give it a shot!

    Sunday, November 7, 2010

    Sketch Challenge at Magnolia Stamp Lovers

    It’s time for a new challenge at MSL and this time we have a sketch.

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    Here is my creation.

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    I used an older Tilda for my image, Prima Roses, Tim Holtz Dot Matrix and the SSD Celebrate stamp set. Be sure to check out the great selection of Magnolia’s available at Stamping Scrapping, new ones were just received yesterday and are ready for shipping!

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    Here is a close up of Tilda

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    The Happy Birthday SSD stamp

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    A close up of the flower

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    And the inside. Thanks for stopping by and taking a look.

    Friday, November 5, 2010

    Focus on Red with Bildmalarna

    Hi Friends,

    Today there is a new challenge at the Bildmalarna Challenge blog. We have a color inspiration challenge for you … Focus on Red.

    For my project I chose to make a box with a surprise inside.

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    I used the following items which are available at Stamping Scrapping so be sure to check them out.

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    And when you open the box the sides fall down and you see Mimo with Stocking Cap sitting on the Snowy Fence.

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    I cut the trees out using my Stretch Your Imagination Cricut cart, added some Vanilla Smooch Spritz, flowers, snow and little Christmas lights from my stash. I inked the edges of the box using the new Tim Holtz Victorian Velvet distress ink.

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    This is a close up of the front of the box.

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    An ‘aerial’ view.

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    A side profile

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    And the inside of the flaps. I used the following Spellbinders dies to make them:

    Thanks for stopping by and taking a peek, hope to see you over at the Bildmalarna Challenge Blog.

    Monday, November 1, 2010

    Great Sale at Stamping Scrapping!!

    Be sure to hop on over to and check out the great items!! You won't be sorry.
    NEW Cricut Limited Edition Cartridge PREORDERS here
    Trim the Tree, Winter Lace & Gingerbread
    Shipping VERY SOON!
    NEW Cuttlebug Bundles arrived & in stock today here
    NEW Clearance items here
    Design Team Call here

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