Friday, December 25, 2009

Friday, December 18, 2009

One Week Until Christmas!

I can't believe that Christmas is only a week away!  To help you with any last minute gift packaging, we have some packaging ideas for you!

Debbie put together this cute little gift bag.  It holds the gift that her son is giving to his teacher!  Check Debbie's blog to see how she made this cute and easy to make, gift bag!

Rachel made this cute gift bag using the scallop square punch and the
Merry Moments Designer Series Paper.  Check out Rachel's blog for more!

Karla made this oh so cute, snowman soup can.  Check out Karla's blog to see what's inside!

I made this little gift box and tag from card stock.  Check my blog to see how I made it.

All of us at Sisters In Stamping want to thank you for coming by to visit our blog.  We wish you a Merry Christmas and look forward to stamping with you in 2010!!

Friday, December 11, 2009

Fab Friday Gift Tag Post

Our goal this week is to give you lots and lots of gift tag ideas.....

Here is Rachel's jumbo tag....for all of those really large gifts you'll be giving this year! Love the colors she picked for her snowman. She has more pictures on her blog here:

This Is Jacque Craig's tags for this week's challenge---are'nt they the cutest?! When I look at these 2 tags I just want to say HOHOHO! Click here for the design details:

Here is Debbie Naylor's gift tag project! So wonderfully sparkely (is that a word??) See it up close and bling-a-fied on her blog here:

And last but not (Karla Anders) tag addition. I used the oh so cute set Cold & Cuddly, I have left all of the specifics on my blog, click to visit:

Well, thanks for joining us once again, it was a lovely visit. Make sure you come back next week for some really awesome gift ideas.
"The Sistahs"
(Karla, Debbie, Rachel and Jacque)

Friday, December 4, 2009

Need a Christmas card idea?

If you are one of those stampers still trying to decide on what to make for your Christmas card this year, here are 4 more ideas for you. If you are a stamper that hasn't decided because you have too many ideas swirling about in your head then you are going to be even more confused after today's posting. Sorry!

The challenge for the sisters this week was to create a Christmas card. I love the variety of cards that each sister shared this week. 

Our first card below was shared by Debbie Naylor.  She used the ever popular dasher stamp set and the can't live without top note die. Be sure to check out her blog for more information to recreate this stunning card.

Our next card is brought to you by Jacque Craig. She used the adorable build a bear dies to create this cute Santa bear card.  A great card for any child in your life or to give to an adult in your child's life.  Remember to check out her blog to get all the details.

Look at the Santa card below!  Isn't it so creative?  Karla Anders shared this card with us this week. I think it's great how she thought "outside the box" to create this card. If you want more details you need to click on over to Karla's blog for all the details.

The card below is share by Rachel Yurkanin. It showcases the Dasher stamp that Debbie used in her card above but look how different it looks using different colors and stamping techniques. Check out her blog for more information about re-creating this card.

We all hope you enjoy this week's cards. Remember to check out the links to everyone's blogs for more information on each of these cards.  Remember to check back next week when we focus on tags. Something we can each use with the upcoming Holidays.  Have a great week and thank you for visiting.

Debbie, Jacque, Karla, and Rachel

Friday, November 27, 2009

Simply Scrappin kits are FABULOUS!

Welcome to another Fabulous Friday here on our blog!  We appreciate you stopping by each week and hope you are inspired by what you see.  This week we are focusing on the Simply Scrappin' kits that Stampin' Up! offers.  They are truly a great value for $19.95 - you get 8 sheets of textured 12"x12" cardstock (2 sheets of 4 different colors), 6 sheets of color-coordinated Designer Series paper (2 different double-sided patterns) and 6 sheets of  self-adhesive die cuts (3 different sets).  WOW! 

Here is the project this week from Jacque Craig.  She used the Christmas Jingle kit and the Big Shot Top Note die to create this great gift card holder - here is a view of the outside and inside of her project.  Who wouldn't love to receive one of these for the holidays?!  Be sure to stop by her blog and check out the details here.

Rachel Yurkanin used the Petal Party kit to create this fabulous box... but you'll have to stop by her blog to see what's inside!  You can use this link here... you won't be sorry!  It's a great gift idea for any time of year.

And guess who else used the Petal Party kit this week... Karla Anders.  What a great memo board - be sure and check out all the details on her blog here to see how she created it.  Suffice it to say that this project is "green" and not only because of the color of the DSP!!

And last but not least is my contribution.  I used the Sunny Days kit to create this gift set which includes a covered post-it note holder, 3 mini note cards and 4 chocolates covered in DSP.  Please be sure and visit my blog here to see even more projects created with this great kit!

We thank you so much for stopping by on this Black Friday... why not try making some of your gifts this year?  With these Stampin' Up! Simply Scrappin' kits it is so easy. 

Don't forget about the Online Holiday Extravaganza Sale going on through November 30th - there are some fantastic deals to be had!!  Stampin' Up! really put together some great bundles for us this week!

Until next Friday... have a wonderful week!  Debbie, Jacque, Karla and Rachel.

Friday, November 20, 2009

Sweet Seasons and Some Sweet Treats!

Happy Fabulous Friday to you all.  This week, my Sisters in Stamping and I are showcasing the Sweet Seasons stamp set, which can be found in the catalog on page 29.  This sweet little set is great for gift giving and making cute tags.

Here is Karla's creation.  She is giving this cutely-decorated gable box to her neighbor. 
Wish I lived next door!

Check out Karla's blog to learn what's inside of the box!

Here is Debbie's creation.  Love the colors and can think of a bunch of goodies to put in this
great little box-in-a-bag.

Check out Debbie's blog to learn more about how to make one of your own!

Here is Rachel's creation.

Again, this stamp set is so great for gift giving.  I can think of a bunch of "sugared things" that could be wrapped up and given to teachers, co-workers, neighbors, etc.!  Check out Rachel's blog for more!

And finally, here is my Sweet Seasons treat.

I decorated an empty container and filled it with peppermint candies.  Check out my blog for more on how I decorated this container.

At this time of the year I am reminded of how much I have to be thankful for, and we here at Sister's in Stamping, appreciate you coming by, leaving your comments, and hopefully we've been able to inspire you in your crafting!  Have a great weekend, Jacque, Karla, Debbie, and Rachel.

Friday, November 13, 2009

Tree Trimming Fabulous Friday

Happy Friday the bad luck here today! This week at Sisters we are focusing on the Tree Trimmings stamp set. We all received this stamp set at Convention (in our Make & Take packet)--gotta love a free stamp set! Here is the card that I (Karla Anders) came up with:

There are a few tricky things with this card, check out my blog for all of the details:

This is Jacque Craig's offering this week:

This would make a great holiday gift for someone special--a little thank-you! See Jacque's blog for more details:
Here is Debbie Naylor's Tree Trimming project:

I can see my Christmas Morning photos in that layout--what a cute scrapbook page! Here is her blog address to see more:

This is the very clever gift that Rachel submitted:

Rachel bundled the coasters up with a pretty piece of striped ribbon, pictures and directions are posted on her blog--you can make some of your very own:

That's it for this Fabulous Friday, make sure to check back next week when we will be focusing on another Christmas stamp set -- Sweet Season. Thank-you for stopping by,
Karla, Jacque, Debbie & Rachel

Friday, November 6, 2009

Serene Snowflakes Abound

Welcome to another Fabulous Friday at the Sisters in Stamping Blog. We are kicking off several weeks of Christmas ideas which use specific stamp sets.  This week our challenge was to use the Serene Snowflakes stamp set found in the mini catalog. Wait 'till you see what the sisters created this week.

Our very own Karla Anders created this beauty. She used shrink plastic and the large snowflake to create the cutest set of earrings. Of course, she finished this great gift idea off with a quick and easy 3x3 note card to attach to the gift. Be sure to check out her BLOG for more information.

Debbie Naylor used the stamp set in yet another gift idea. She stamped the snowflakes on a candle and even completed the candle by putting some bling on the large snowflakes. She also made a cute 3x3 card to accompany the gift. Remember to check out Debbie's BLOG for more information on how to recreate the candle for your own gift giving this holiday season.

Jacque Craig made this adorable tag tote box with matching tags made from the 2 tags big shot die. Yet another great gift idea for the upcoming holidays. The colors she used make the project look very elegant. Want more information? Check out Jacque's BLOG for more details.

And last but not least, here is a card shared by Rachel Yurkanin. This is a great card that is easy to duplicate if you need to make many cards during the holidays. Be sure to check out Rache's BLOG for more information.

Thank you for checking in with us this week. Hope you enjoy the projects and remember to check back next Friday for even more great Holiday ideas.

Friday, October 30, 2009

My Digital Studio is Fabulous... especially on Friday!

If you haven't yet heard the news, Stampin' Up! released a FANTASTIC digital scrapbooking software package this month called My Digital Studio (MDS).  Priced at just $79.95 it is a fabulous deal!  Creativity goes digital with My Digital Studio! Use the same great artwork, colors, and accessory images found in our current product lines to create personalized cards, photo albums, scrapbooks, and other projects. Once you've created your personalized gift or heirloom, have it printed in our high-quality print facility and delivered to your door; or you can print your creation at home. 

This fabulous software-based design studio is the focus of our Fabulous Friday projects this week.

My contribution this week is the new blog banner seen above.  I started with a blank canvas and used elements from the Happy BDay design kit to create it.  You will find more details on my blog here.

Karla Anders created this great magnet with a calendar.  Check out the details on her blog here.

And how about this card from Rachel Yurkanin?  How cute!  Her blog can be seen here.

This is our final contribution for the week from Jacque Craig.  She created a scrapbook of her 50th birthday celebration.  What you see here is her album cover, isn't her niece precious?!  You will find more on her blog here.

As you can see by the 4 different projects featured here, there are a lot of different things you can do with My Digital Studio.  I hope you are inspired to create something if you already own this fabulous software, or are tempted to make a purchase.

Thanks for stopping by today and I hope you come back again next week.  We will be focusing on Christmas stamp sets during the month of November.  I can't wait to see what my Sisters come up with!!!

Friday, October 23, 2009

To Texturize, or not To Texturize?

Happy Fabulous Friday!  As easy as it is to texturize, and get fabulous results, I'd say To Texturize!!

This week my Stamping Sisters and I are focusing on another Big Shot product, the wonderful Texturz Plates.

Here is Debbie's creation.

Debbie created a beautiful 6 x 6 fall scrapbook page.  She texturized some card stock, then cut it out with the Leaves #2 die.  She then covered the leaves in VersaMark, sprinkled with Clear Embossing Powder and heated for a beautiful glossy look.  Check Debbie's blog for more information.

Karla created this darling card using the Perfect Details texturz plate.  After running her Chocolate Chip card stock through, she used the direct to paper technique with the Chocolate Chip Classic Stampin' Pad to get additional depth and texture to her tree!  Head over to Karla's blog for more!

I love using the texturz plates and am always pulling them out to look at them when I'm designing.  I created this little tool that has all of the texturz plates textures so I can easily see them all.  And seeing them used on card stock it is much easier to envision how they will look on my project versus looking at a plate!  Head on over to my blog for more!

Rachel created this cute little pillow box by using the polka dot texture plate to add some extra dimension to the container. She continued the polka dot look onto the scallop circle punch by adding white gel pen dots to it. Check out her blog for more information.

Hope you have a wonderful weekend, and don't forget to visit us next Friday when we will be featuring the new My Digital Studio software!!  Jacque, Debbie, Karla, and Rachel.

Friday, October 16, 2009

Fabo Friday

Hello and welcome to another Fab Friday! The weeks are just flying are'nt they? This week we are focusing on Embosslits for the BigShot. These chemically etched dies cut and emboss the card stock in one motion.

Here is Debbie Naylor's submisson:

Debbie made this cute card using the Embosslit Lil' Paws for a baby shower she's going to.
See her web site for more info and a list of SU! supplies she used here.

Jacque Craig titled her bag "Merry." She used the new SU! Embosslit Merry and Designer Series Paper named Holiday Lounge. Love the fun retro colors! Check out all of the info at Jacque's blog here.

Rachel made a desk set with the Embosslit Flower Burst--which by the way is one of the Deals of the Week. Rachel has all the info for making this project on her web site here.

And here is my card this week. I used the same Embosslit as Debbie, Lil' Paws. Just can't get enough of that cute little guy! See my blog for a list of supplies here.
Make sure to stop and take a look see at the other sister's blogs. Leave a comment to let us know what you think. Embosslitly yours, Karla Anders c(:

Friday, October 9, 2009

Happy Fabulous Friday

It's Friday again and that means time for another Fabulous Friday posting from the Sisters in Stamping.  This week's product challenge was to use one of the Bigz dies for the Big Shot somewhere on your project.

I love the big flower. Karla Anders used a fun technique using a coffee filter to create this bright card. Can you figure out how she did it? Need more directions? Head over to Karla's blog to find out exactly how she tye-died this card. Click here for her blog.

Next is a great decoration addition for any home, office or classroom. Debbie Naylor created this BOO banner by using the Scallop Square die, the Serif Essentials alphabet and the Scallop Circle. Check out Debbie's blog for more information to create this project. Click here.

Jacque Craig brings us the next project. She used the Tulipe die and a Chocolate Decor Elements sheet to create a one of a kind mirror. The picture is a close up of the mirror. Head on over to Jacque's blog to see a picture of the full mirror and to get more information on how to create your own decor element pieces. Click Here.

Rachel Yurkanin created a frame similar to one shown in the Idea Book and Catalog. Instead of using a stamp set with a butterfly she used the Beautiful Butterflies die and the Lattice die to frame it off. Head on over to Rachel's blog to get more information. Click Here.

Thank you for visiting the Sisters in Stamping. Remember to check back next Friday to see more great ideas.

Friday, October 2, 2009

Fabulous Friday featured product - Big Shot pop-up dies!!

It's a new month and time to focus on some other fabulous products that Stampin' Up! carries.  This week we are featuring a pop-up die for the Big Shot in our projects.  Be sure and check out our individual blogs to get the full scoop on them!

Here is our first project from Rachel Yurkanin.  She created this elegant wedding card - who wouldn't love to receive one of these?!  The inside of the card has a beatifully decorated wedding cake that pops up when you open it!  Be sure to stop by her blog here to get all the details.

Jacque Craig also used the Three Tier pop-up cake die for her fun project this week - just in time for Halloween!  The first photo shows the project closed and the second one shows the box opened up - I'm amazed at all the bats that she cut out and what a clever way to present a gift card!  You will find all the details on her blog here - be sure and check it out!

And this is the project shared by Karla Anders, another way to use the Three Tier pop-up cake die for a Halloween project.  I love how she changed the order of the cake layers to create this fun pumpkin!!  Be sure and visit her blog here to get all the details!

Last but not least is my contribution this week - I ended up being the only one to use a different pop-up die - Jacque and I did have similar ideas, though!!  My scrapbook box features the O Christmas Tree pop-up die found in the Holiday Mini catalog and you will find all the details plus more pictures on my blog here.

Thank you so much for checking in this week to view our Fabulous Friday projects!  We hope you like what you see and are inspired to use and purchase the Big Shot pop-up dies - they really are a lot of fun!  Please leave us a comment and become a follower so we know you are enjoying what you see each week!  Next week Rachel is your host and we'll be featuring the Bigz dies for the Big Shot... be sure and come back for more inspiration!!

Debbie Naylor