Friday, December 7, 2018

Inking outside the box

  Happy Friday and thanks for checking in today!  This week for your inspiration we are featuring projects that have been colored using anything BUT an ink pad.  Let's see what the Sisters created for you this week...

  Up first is guest designer  Cindy Blekas with this super-cute elf Christmas card that she colored using Watercolor Pencils.  Please check out her blog post here for more information about her project.

  And next we have this gorgeous Christmas card from Karla Anders that she colored using Stampin' Blend markers.  Be sure to visit her blog here to get more details about her project.

  And last up is Debbie Naylor's fun Christmas card that she colored using Stampin' Write markers and frost white shimmer paint.  Please hop over to her blog post here for additional information about her project.

  Thanks so much for visiting us this week!  We hope we have inspired you to ink up your projects using one of the many awesome coloring products that Stampin' Up! offers.  Have a great weekend and happy stamping!!

* Cindy, Debbie, Jennifer, Karla and Rachel *

Friday, November 30, 2018

Quick and Easy Christmas cards.

Hello There,

Thanks for joining us here at Sisters in Stamping. Today we are sharing with you quick and easy Christmas cards. These cards for everyone, especially beginners and those who just don't have enough time to make more elaborate cards. Quick and easy does not mean "cheesy." Seriously, check out these great cards.

This first card is made by Karla Anders. A beautiful wreath with holly berries is a perfect Christmas card. For more details, visit her blog.

Next up, we have a card made by Cindy Blekas. She used some great designer paper to make her card quickly. Visit her blog for more details.

Then, we have a pretty card made by Debbie Naylor. The gold deer is  perfect touch for an elegant  quick and easy card. Hop on over to her blog for more details.

And finally, we have a card made by Rachel Yurkanin. Her quick and easy card has more of a country feel to it. Visit her blog for more details.

Thanks for stopping by today.

We hope you have been inspired to get out some supplies and make those Christmas cards if you haven't already.

Debbie, Cindy, Karla, Jennifer and Rachel

Friday, November 23, 2018

Gift Tags for Everyone

Happy Friday, friends!  Many are out and about today shopping all the after-Thanksgiving Day sales to get the best deals on Christmas gifts for loved ones (or themselves).  So what better theme for today's Fabulous Friday than gift tags, a perfect embellishment for those thoughtfully planned gifts.

First up is guest designer Cindy Blekas.  She created these warm Christmas tags featuring the Festive Farmhouse DSP and matching Twine.  Take a closer look at these tags and the many others she created by visiting Cindy's blog here.

Jennifer also used the Festive Farmhouse DSP for her gift tags, and then added a bit of shine with glimmer paper reindeer cut from the Detailed Deer Thinlits Dies.  Head over to Jennifer's blog here to get all the details for this project.

If you are looking for a great sale on stamping supplies, be sure to take advantage of the Online Extravaganza going on NOW through November 28th.  You can easily order directly from your favorite demonstrator's online store!

Thanks so much for visiting with us today!  We are so very grateful for our regular followers and new visitors alike.  We hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving and that we have inspired you to get a little creative this weekend.

Have a Fabulous Friday!

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

Friday, November 16, 2018

Sympathy For Your Loss Cards

  Hand-stamped cards are always well received and there is no better way to let someone know that you're there and praying for them than with a sympathy card made with love.  This week we are sharing some inspiration for this type of card because they're always good to have on hand.

  Up first is guest designer Cindy Blekas with this beautiful dragonfly card.  Please visit Cindy's blog post here to get more details about this project.

  And next is this elegant card from Karla Anders.  Please visit her blog here to get more information about this card.

  And lastly, here is my card.  Please hop over to my blog post here for more details about it.

  We'd like to thank you for your continued support of our blog and wish you and your families a very Happy Thanksgiving!

* Cindy, Debbie, Jennifer, Karla and Rachel *

Saturday, November 10, 2018

30 Years of Stamping

The Sisters are pulling out some vintage rubber for this weeks theme. In honor of 
Stampin' Up!s 30 Year Anniversary
we have made cards with our very first stamp set. 

 Karla is up first, she really mixed it up old and new for this colorful card. Go to her blog to read about her project.

 This is Debbie's card for today's challenge. Her card is beautiful and elegant and uses one of my all time favorite stamp sets, here is a link to her blog.

 Next we have Jennifer's Fall Get Well card. Really like the masculine feel she captured, go to her post to learn more about her design.

Lastly we have Cindy's super cute Birthday card. Can you spot the extra fun touch she added to her bunny? Click here to "hop" (get it?? 😃) on over to her blog to read up on all of the details.

Thank-you for stopping by today and checking our projects out!

The Sisters in Stamping
Karla, Rachel, Jennifer, Debbie & Cindy

Friday, November 2, 2018

Oh Ribbon, How I Love Thee!

  This week, we are using ribbon on our projects because who doesn't love ribbon?  Each year, Stampin' Up! has such a wonderful assortment of ribbons - the colors, textures, and styles are so varied, it's hard not to buy them all up!  I have to say, we probably all have way more ribbon than we can use, but it's too great of an embellishment not to have!

  Karla made this beautiful Christmas card.  Don't you love how she used the ribbon on this card?  I love it!  See what inspired her and get all of the details on her blog here.

  Here is Cindy's card.  She used a variety of different ribbons.  Find out which ones on her blog here.

  Debbie used the Whisper White Polka Dot Tulle for her Christmas card.  Be sure to hop over to her blog post here to get more information about this project.

 We have a set of cards from Jennifer this time.  Just a strip of this new burlap ribbon from the Holiday catalog adds a great rustic feel.  Stop by Jennifer's blog to learn more.

  It's obvious that our designers have Christmas preparations on their minds! :)  We hope you loved seeing these great ribbon-focused projects as much as we had creating them for you.

Thanks for stopping by - have a fabulous weekend and happy stamping!!

* Cindy, Debbie, Jennifer, Karla and Rachel *

Friday, October 26, 2018

Shake It Up!

Hello everyone,

Happy Friday. We are so excited to "Shake things up" for you today. We are sharing some great shaker cards with all of you. These cards are so fun to make and the recipient thinks they are awesome. An interactive card is always more fun than just one you open and a shaker card definitely falls under that category.

Our first shaker card is a glistening reindeer Christmas card made by Jennifer Rawlings.  You need to head over to her blog to get all the details. You won't want to miss them.

Next, we have a festive cup of cheer shaker card made by Cindy Blekas. Wouldn't you love to get a latte where the band has a fun shaker element to it? Want more information? You'll need to skip on over to Cindy's blog.

This cancer awareness card  made by Debbie Naylor is very timely. It would certainly cheer up and help someone to keep their courage. Hop on over to her blog for all the details. 

And finally, we have a fun shaker card that would be great to send to one of your favorite wee people. Imagine the smile it would put on their face. Visit Rachel Yurkanin's blog for all the details.

* Cindy, Debbie, Jennifer, Karla and Rachel *

Friday, October 19, 2018

CASE study: 2018 Holiday Catalog

Inspiration abounds in the new Holiday Catalog.  Our designers were asked to CASE (Copy And Share Everything) a project from the 2018 Holiday Catalog to show you the many ways to take one idea and make it your own.  Let's get to it!

First up we have the ever-so-talented guest designer, Cindy Blekas.  She pulled her inspiration from the Santa bags featured on pages 18 and 20 to create this fun candy-cane gift bag.  Wouldn't you love to get a little gift packaged like this one?  Take a ride over to Cindy's blog here for all the details.

Debbie Naylor was so inspired by page 28 of the catalog that she created TWO cards!  These are great examples of ways to feature our beautiful Designer Series Papers.  Hop over to her blog here to learn more.

Karla Anders' card was CASE'd from the So Santa card on page 23 of the Holiday Catalog.  These Santa images are so adorable!  I love seeing Santa get out of his classic suite like the rest of us.  Be sure to visit Karla's blog here to learn more.

 Our next project was created by Jennifer Rawlings.  She was inspired by the projects featured on page 42 but changed up the theme from country comfort to Christmas.  Check out her blog here to see how this project came together.

Thank you for joining us today.  We hope you too are inspired by our projects and those featured in the 2018 Holiday Catalog.  If you do not yet have a copy of this catalog, be sure to contact your SU! Independent Demonstrator or any one of us for help.

Have a lovely weekend and we'll see you back here soon!

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

Friday, October 12, 2018

Fab-BOO-lous Friday Halloween Treats

  Happy Friday and thanks so much for visiting us this week as we bring you some fab-BOO-lous Halloween treats in plenty of time for you to make some for your favorite goblins, ghosts and ghouls.  Stampin' Up! gives you a variety of stamps, punches and other tools to make a wide variety of treats... read on for some fabulous inspiration and ideas!!

  Up first is this super-cute mummy treat from guest designer Cindy Blekas.  I'm sure it's filled with some delicious candies.  Please visit Cindy's blog post here to get all the details on how she created it.

  Next we have this clever popcorn pack treat created by Jennifer Rawlings.  Want to know how she created it? Be sure to check out her blog here.

  And last but not least is my contribution this week.  Adding a little label to a bag of chocolates is super quick and easy!  Please hop over to my blog post here to get more information.

  As always, thanks so much for checking in with us!  We hope we've inspired you to create some fab-BOO-lous treats of your own this weekend with your favorite Stampin' Up! goodies.  Have a great weekend, everyone!

* Cindy, Debbie, Jennifer, Karla and Rachel *

Saturday, October 6, 2018

Favorite Embellishments

You always need to embellish the card and there are plenty to choose from
-- here are a few of our favorites!

Jennifer is up first with her favorite, doilies. These are new to the 2018 Catalog, go to her blog to read up on how she made this beautiful card.

This is Debbie's card for this week's challenge. She used clear rhinestone jewels on the buds of her flower, can you spot them? Go to her post to see more pictures .

Oh, Cindy's card this week is a beauty! I'm sure you can guess which embellishment is her favorite, here is a link to her post for today.

Lastly is Karla's card for today. Her favorite embellishment is ribbon and she has posted more information on her blog about her card.

Well that's it for us this week! Thank-you for joining us and come back again!
The Sisters in Stamping
Debbie, Jennifer, Cindy, Karla and Rachel

Friday, September 28, 2018

Here's to our Fabulous Friends!

  Happy Friday!  When you think of a friend, doesn't it just bring a smile to your face?  And what better way to bring a smile to their face than to give them a hand-stamped card to let them know how much they mean to you?!  Here is some inspiration for you this week for some fabulous Friend-themed cards... enjoy!

  Up first is this super-cute card from guest designer Cindy Blekas which features the Pretty Kitty stamp set and several Big Shot accessories.  Be sure to visit Cindy's blog post here to get all the details about her project.

  And next we have this monochromatic floral card from Debbie Naylor which features the new In Color Grapefruit Grove.  Please hop over to Debbie's blog post here for more information about her card.

Karla is up next with her colorful retro friend thank-you. She has all of the details on her blog along with where she purchased the candy for her 3D project.

  Here is Jennifer's fall-inspired Thanks for Everything card.  This is would be great to send to a friend for all they do to provide support.  Visit Jennifer's blog here to see how this card was made.

  Thanks for checking in this week - we hope we have inspired you to make a card for a friend.  Have a fabulous weekend!

* Cindy, Debbie, Jennifer, Karla and Rachel 8

Friday, September 21, 2018

Feeling "Punchy"

It's Friday and that means we here at Sisters in Stamping are ready to share some great projects with all of you. This week we are feeling "punchy."  We are sharing  great projects with you that showcase some of the great punches Stampin' Up! carries. You are surely going to love them and want to get your punches out to start creating.

First up, we have this adorable treat, from Karla Anders. Isn't he the cutest scarecrow you've ever seen? Head over to her blog for more details. 

Next up is a fun, kimono girl card made by Cindy Blekas. If you skip on over to her blog, you will find more details on how she created this card.

This creative Halloween card was made by Jennifer Rawlings. To find out which punches she used, jump on over to her blog to get all the details.

Look at this adorable card featuring a cute puppy flying away by the helium of a 3-D balloon. Hop on over to Debbie Naylor's blog to see what she used and how she made her card. 

And lastly, we have a cute little girl card made by Rachel Yurkanin. Don't forget to go visit her blog for more details.

As always, we hope we have inspired you to create some fun, creative projects.
Thanks for stopping by,

Cindy, Debbie, Jennifer, Karla & Rachel

Friday, September 14, 2018

Fabulous Sketch Challenge

Welcome back to another Fabulous Friday!

Today the designers were given a sketch challenge.  These are always a lot of fun because everyone has a different interpretation of a particular layout.
Here is the original sketch - SIS #1

I love designers who can see the variations in a project.  This type of vision makes such an impact!  But that doesn't diminish the beauty in the other creations which are closer to the original sketch.  All of our designers did such a great job - lets check out their fabulous cards!

First up is guest designer, Cindy Blekas with a tropical take on this challenge.  She was able to see beyond the specific shapes to get more out of this sketch.  Get all of her thoughts on this project from Cindy's blog here.

Debbie Naylor used the Beautiful Day stamp set as the focal point of her project.  I love her color choices too!  Hop over to her blog here to get all her details.

Next up  is my Halloween card featuring the Seasonal Chums stamp set.  The designs from the Wood Textures dsp stack always makes for a great background.  Visit my blog here to learn more about this project.

Karla Anders does a little flip on her card design, but the original sketch is definitely still there.  And her color combination is stunning!  Be sure to check it out by visiting her blog here.

Thank you to our friends and visitors stopping in today.  We would love for you to try out this sketch for yourself.  If you do, please send us a picture or link so we can check it out too!
Have a fabulous weekend, and for those impacted by Hurricane Florence,
we pray for safety for you all.

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