Friday, September 8, 2017

Sympathy Cards

We use cards in many ways - celebrations, illness, encouragement, and even loss.  
A sympathy card is not fun to send, but it is an opportunity to bless and encourage those who are mourning the loss of a loved one.  This week, the SIS designers offer several ideas for sympathy cards that can be used to support those in need.

Guest Designer, Cindy, created two cards for today's theme.  Both offer the same layout with slight variations - simple and lovely!  Stop by Cindy's blog here to learn more.

Debbie's designed a serene card featuring the Wild About Flowers stamp set with a sponging technique.  Hop over to her blog here to read about this project.

Jennifer used the ever faithful Lovely as a Tree stamp set with a watercolor style background.  See how this project came together by visiting Jennifer's blog here.

Karla's card uses the Rose Wonder stamp set on extra thick vanilla cardstock. She then used sponge daubers to apply color as desired.  Stop by Karla's blog here for more ideas. 

Rachel also used the Rose Wonder stamp set for her sympathy card.  This set makes stamping for all of life's major events a simple task.  Click here to visit Rachel's blog and learn more.

So glad you stopped by to see what we had to share with you today.  We hope these projects help you to share light during even the toughest times.  Have a lovely weekend, and stay safe!

**Cindy, Debbie, Jennifer, Karla, and Rachel**

Friday, September 1, 2017

Best of the Big Shot

  Hello and Happy Friday!  When it comes to crafting, everyone wants to be a big shot and with the Big Shot die-cut machine from Stampin' Up! it is so easy to achieve that status!!  This must-have tool allows you to add texture and die-cut shapes and stamped images so easily.  Our Fabulous Friday projects today all feature our favorite Big Shot accessories from the Annual catalog.  So sit back, enjoy and get inspired for some Labor Day crafting!

  Up first is guest designer Cindy Blekas with her summery birthday card featuring the Bold Butterfly and Butterflies thinlits that coordinate beautifully together.  You can visit her blog post here to get more details about this project.

  And next we have this flowery friend card from Karla Anders featuring the Stitched Shapes framelits.  She has more information about this project on her blog here.

  Rachel Yurkanin created this fun thank you card that features the Coffee Cups framelits which are designed to work perfectly with the Coffee Cafe stamp set.  Please visit her blog here for details about this project.

  Last but not least is my Christmas decor project that I created featuring the Lots of Labels and Large Letters framelits - it's never too early to get excited for Christmas!  Please hop over to my blog post here for more information.

  We hope you enjoyed our Big Shot showcase today!  Have a fabulous and safe Labor Day weekend!!  Happy Stamping...

* Cindy, Debbie, Karla, Jennifer and Rachel *

Saturday, August 26, 2017

Bundle Up!

Did you know that there are several stamp sets in the 2017-18 Idea Book & Catalog that are bundled with coordinating product at a discount? The Sisters are going to show off some of those
 bundles this week!
 Debbie is first this week with her bundle called Ribbon of Courage. Here is a link to her blog to get the details on her project.

 Cindy is next with 2 cards for today's theme, she couldn't decide which one to go with so she went with them both! Click here to read her post for today.

 This is Jennifer's fall bundle card. The set she used is called Colorful Seasons, here is her post that goes with her card.

Lastly, we have Rachel's card for this week using the ever popular Daisy bundle. Scoot on over to her post to see what she's up to this week.

Thank-you for coming by this week!
The Sisters in Stamping
Karla, Rachel, Cindy, Debbie and Jennifer

Friday, August 18, 2017

Personalized Gifts

Personalized gifts, everyone loves a little gift that is meant just for them. Today we are sharing some great ideas for you to create some personalized gifts for your friends and family.

Our guest designer, Cindy Blekas, is here again. She made this adorably altered paint pail!  Learn more about this project by visiting Cindy's blog here.

Jennifer Rawlings used this month's Paper Pumpkin kit to create as gift set.  Stop by her blog here to see all that is included.

Thanks for stopping by. See you next week.

Debbie, Jennifer, Karla, and Rachel

Friday, August 11, 2017

Celebrating Kids

Hello stamping friends!  Today is National Son's and Daughter's Day, so the Sisters are celebrating kids by sharing projects intended for children of all ages.  
Let's see what our designers created.

Karla is first up with this super cute dinosaur birthday card - I love that little googly eye!  Take a trip over to Karla's blog here to learn more.

Rachel made this little gift perfect for a party favor or tucked in a first-day-of-school survival kit.  Head over to her blog here to see what's inside!

Debbie joins in with this mini notebook.  That little piggy is absolutely adorable!
Hop along to Debbie's blog for more on this project. 

Finally, we have Jennifer's back-to-school card.  This should help any kid have a bit more courage as they start a new year.  Take a look at her blog here to get all the details.

Thanks so much for visiting with us today.  We hope these projects have inspired you to celebrate children in a special way today.  Come see us again next week for some gift ideas.

** Debbie, Jennifer, Karla, and Rachel **

Friday, August 4, 2017

Happy National Chocolate Chip Cookie Day!!!

  Happy Friday and Happy National Chocolate Chip Cookie Day!!  In honor of this day we are sharing Fabulous Friday projects featuring the color Chocolate Chip.

  First up is Rachel Yurkanin's baby card. What baby doesn't love a cuddly little teddy bear? Be sure to go over to her blog for more details.

Jennifer created this masculine card featuring dress shoes from the Guy Greetings stamp set.  Stop by her blog here to learn how this project was made.

  And last but not least is my cookie crate and matching card.  Please hop over to my blog post here to get more information about this project.

  Thank you so much for visiting and we hope you get to enjoy some warm chocolate chip cookies today!  Have a fabulous weekend and happy stamping....

* Debbie, Jennifer, Karla and Rachel *

Saturday, July 29, 2017

Ready to Accessorize?

Well we have a full Sister turn out for the Fabulous Friday post today! All of us have selected an accessory of choice from the newly released 2017-2018 Idea Book & Catalog to incorporate into our projects.  Let's get started--
First up is Rachel with her card of berries sure to brighten anyone's day! Be sure to check out Rachel's blog to see how she created this card.

Next is Debbie with her mono chromatic card, so clean and easy to put together. Head on over to Debbie's blog for all the details on how she created it.
Here is Karla's card she used the new InColor Bitty Bows to set off her bouquet of flowers. Here is a link to her post today to read all about it.
 A really cool 3D project from Jennifer. Click on this link to see which new embellishments she used on her fun bracelet.

Lastly, here is Cindy's colorful card for the accessory challenge. Go to her blog to read up on how she constructed her card.

Whew, well that's all we have this week! Make sure you stop by next Friday to check out what the Sisters are up to.

Thank-you for stopping by!
The Sisters in Stamping
Debbie, Jennifer, Rachel, Karla and Cindy

Friday, July 21, 2017

Boxes, Boxes and More Boxes

Welcome to another Fabulous Friday with the Sisters in Stamping. This week we are sharing with you some little boxes that are perfect for those special little gifts you want to give or even great for party favors.

Look at this great box Karla Anders made. who wouldn't want to take a peek at what's inside. Be sure to visit her blog for more information.

Next up, we have our guest designer, Cindy Blekas, and her fabulous birthday box. What present could be inside? Check out her blog for more details on how she made it. 

Then we have Jennifer Rawlings' perfect square box. You'll smile without even reading the tag because it's so cheerful. Head over to her blog for more details.

Next we have Debbie Naylor's altered clear tiny treat box with a matching mini card.  You could easily fill this box with chocolates or jewelry and who wouldn't love to receive it?  For more information about this project please hop over to her blog post here.

Finally, we have Rachel Yurkanin's daisy box. It would definitely brighten anyone's day if they were given a box like this. Check out her blog for more information.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cindy, Debbie, Jennifer, Karla & Rachel

Friday, July 14, 2017

For the Love of Animals

Welcome back friends!  This week the Sisters In Stamping are featuring our favorite critters.  Animals are a big part of our lives and inspire us in many ways.  How do animals inspire you?  Lets see how they impact our designers.

First up is guest designer, Cindy Blekas.  She was inspired by a Pretty Kitty.  This fun altered jar is a perfect gift.  Visit Cindy's blog here for all the details. 

For those of  you who don't know, Jennifer Rawlings does a little part-time farming.  So it doesn't surprise us that she chose this little piggy as her inspiration.  If you like Jennifer's style, see more about this project and others on her blog here.

Rachel Yurkanin went with the elegant swan for her card. So graceful as they glide through the water. You can find out more about this card from Rachel's blog, so be sure to visit.

Karla Anders designed this cute note card featuring the Foxy Friends stamp set.  This would be a great card for any age and gender, don't you think?  Head over to Karla's blog here to learn more.

Debbie Naylor created a card featuring this sweet little birdie from the Feathery Friends stamp set.  The bright colors sure look summery.  Please hop over to her blog post here for more information.

Thanks so much for stopping in!  We can't wait for you to come back next week, and please bring a friend or two!  Have a great weekend.

** Cindy, Debbie, Jennifer, Karla, and Rachel **

Friday, July 7, 2017

Fabulous Friday Annual Catalog Card CASE

 (click HERE to view the U.S. catalog PDF)

  Hello and Happy Friday!!  Thanks so much for visiting us here, we hope to inspire you with our projects which exclusively feature current Stampin' Up! products.  This week we each chose a sample card from the Annual Catalog which debuted last month to CASE (copy and share everything).  Did you know that the catalog is a great source of inspiration with so many fabulous layouts and color combinations!  If you don't currently have a new catalog, be sure to reach out to your demonstrator and she'll be happy to get one to you.  Please click each link below to find out which card inspired the project... enjoy!

  First up is Jennifer Rawlings' beautiful monochromatic card featuring the Color Theory Suite along with some fun new ribbon and embellishments.  Please visit her blog here to get more information and see which card she CASE'd.

  And next we have this gorgeous card from Karla Anders featuring the Delightful Daisy DSP and Butterfly Basics stamp set.  Can you guess which card she CASE'd?  Be sure to stop by her blog post here to find out.

  And last but not least is my card featuring the Watercolor Wings stamp set and coordinating framelits along with the new Wood Textures DSP stack.  Please hop over to my blog post here for more information.

Thanks for stopping by and happy weekend to you!

* Debbie, Jennifer, Karla and Rachel *

Friday, June 30, 2017

Patriotic Red, White & Blue Friday

It's the Friday eve of the 4th of July week-end festivities and all of us here at the Sisters in Stamping are thinking sparklers, fireworks, BBQ's and family fun!
 First up we have Jennifer's red, white and blue card. This color combination is famous for patriotic cards but, she shows us that doesn't always have to be the case. Lovely card, here is her blog for your convenience.

 Here is Rachel's project this week, really like the patch work stitching that she did on the background and the heart. Jump on over to her post for today's project and read up on how she created this gem.

Karla is next with her "firecracker." It's really a toilet paper tube decorated and filled with candy, but it turned out a real bang! Here is a link to her blog.

Thank-you for stopping by today! We hope you have a safe and happy holiday week-end.
The Sisters in Stamping
Karla, Debbie, Rachel, Cindy and Jennifer

Friday, June 23, 2017

Party Time with Balloons

Welcome to another Fabulous Friday with the Sisters in Stamping. This week we have a few taking the week off due to vacations, but they'll be back next week. The theme for today is Party time, especially with balloons. Who can have a party without balloons? They are the best party decoration ever.

And we all have birthdays around us all the time so we can never have too many birthday cards. Besides, they are just so much fun to make because birthdays are just a very happy occasion.

This is Debbie Naylor's balloon card. I love the background, head over to her blog to ready all about how she made this fun card. 

Then we have Rachel Yurkanin's festive birthday card. She made a unique background as well. Check out her blog for all the details on what she did.

Although both cards used the same color scheme, I promise it wasn't planned at all. I guess you can tell what the new favorite in color is. (Wink, wink!)

Thanks for stopping by,
Debbie, Jennifer, Karla & Rachel

Friday, June 16, 2017

Great Guys

With Father's Day just around the corner, we wanted to take some time to celebrate the men in our lives.  They don't have to be an awesome dad to be recognized, just an amazing guy!  

Jennifer Rawlings made this card featuring the Birthday Delivery Photopolymer Bundle
This card could be used for a gentleman of any age, and just about any occasion!

We hope this post has inspired you as you celebrate the great guys in your life!
Have a great weekend and a Happy Father's Day too! 

** Debbie, Jennifer, Karla, and Rachel **