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 **

Friday, September 7, 2018

Fabulous Designer Series Paper Inspiration

  Happy Friday and thanks for visiting us today!  We have created some fabulous projects to inspire you today with Designer Series Paper (DSP) from Stampin' Up! as the featured product of the week.  DSP is so great for the simple fact that all the designs in a package coordinate beautifully together so it makes easy to mix and match.  In addition, it provides a great color palette and now Stampin' Up! makes is so easy by selling coordinating card stock packs.  Let's take a look to see what our designers created this week...

  Up first is guest designer Cindy Blekas with not one but two fun birthday card ideas featuring the Broadway Bound specialty DSP.  Be sure to visit her blog post here to get all the details about these cards.

  And next is this super cute card designed by Jennifer Rawlings featuring the Animal Expedition DSP.  Who wouldn't want to receive this sweet card?  Check out Jennifer's blog here to get more information about her card.

  Karla Anders proves that you can use DSP and create an awesome masculine card when you start with a great DSP stack like Wood Textures.  Please stop by Karla's blog here to get more information about this great card design.

  Last is my contribution this week - a quick and easy birthday card featuring the Garden Galore DSP stack.  Hop over to my blog post here to get all the details about this card.

  Thank you so much for visiting us this week!  We hope you have a fabulous weekend and get the opportunity to make some beautiful hand-stamped creations featuring DSP from Stampin' Up!  Be sure to check back next week when we feature punches!!

* Cindy, Debbie, Jennifer, Karla and Rachel *

Friday, August 31, 2018

Fun Color Challenge!

Bermuda Bay Classic Stampin' PadLemon Lime Twist Classic Stampin' Pad

Welcome to our Fabulous Friday post, the Sisters are all stepping up to a Color Challenge this week!

Karla is up first with her Crafting Forever card.  A little sparkle, some embossing-- nice! Here is a link to her post for today.

 Up next is Cindy with her pretty card for today's challenge. Find out what stamp set she used and how she made her card here.

This is Jennifer's card and what a cute "End of Summer" card it is! She used a fun technique to color up her lawn chair, go to her blog to read up.

Here we have Rachel Yurkanin's fun card. She tried a fun new technique on her card, visit her blog for more details.

Lastly we have Debbie's lovely card, I really like the way to sorry pops off the card! Make sure you head over to her blog to get all of the details on her project.

Thank-you for stopping by today and scoping out our cards for this week!
The Sisters in Stamping
Cindy, Karla, Debbie, Rachel & Jennifer

Friday, August 24, 2018

All that glitters and shines

  Happy Friday and thank you so much for visiting us here today!  This week our guest designer Cindy Blekas asked us to design projects featuring glitter and glimmer because everyone loves sparkles.

  First up is Cindy's contribution - here is her gorgeous glitter and shine card featuring the Serene Garden bundle.  Be sure to visit her blog post here to get more information about it.

  And next we have Debbie Naylor's card featuring the glitter window technique.  Please hop over to her blog post here to get all the details.

  Karla Anders added shimmer to her super-cute birthday card using the iridescent sequins - how clever!  Check out her blog here for more information about her project.

Rachel Yurkanin added glitter to the dandelions to make your wishes even more special. Head over to her blog for more information to make this card.

And finally, we have Jennifer Rawlings "amazing" card featuring shimmery white cardstock with a few other embellishments to really make it shine.  You can visit Jennifer's blog here.

  We hope we have inspired you with our glittery and shiny projects today!  Have a great weekend and see you back here next week.

* Cindy, Debbie, Jennifer, Karla and Rachel *

Friday, August 17, 2018

A Little Heat in August; Heat Embossing That Is

 Hello there,

Thanks for stopping in today to visit the Sisters in Stamping.  This week we are sharing with you projects that are heat embossing. You know stamp in versamark, add powder to the top and then heat set to make it nice and shiny?  Heat embossing is always a wow and can make projects look so elegant.

First up,we have Cindy Blekas' card. Who wouldn't love a latte card? This would even be good to add a nice little gift card too. Visit Cindy's blog for more information.

Then we have a card that uses a heat emboss technique from Rachel Yurkanin. If you want to know how to do it, you will need to visit her blog for details.

Jennifer Rawlings decided to take on two different embossing methods - heat embossing and additional texture by applying embossing paste with a stencil.  Check out her blog to learn more!

Thanks for stopping. We hope you are inspired to get out your heat tool and embossing powder to have some creative fun time.

Debbie, Jennifer, Karla, Rachel & Cindy

Friday, August 10, 2018

Heading Back to School

Here we go...starting another school year!  
Backpacks and lunchboxes need to be filled with encouraging words throughout the year, but especially those first few days to make sure everyone stays focused and headed in the right direction.  And this isn't just necessary for the kids - no way!  Parents, teachers, administrators, aids, etc. all need a little encouragement!  Today the SIS designers are sharing projects they like to share at the beginning of the school year.  Let's see what they've created!

  First up, here are three projects from our very special guest designer, Cindy Blekas.  She made these for her nieces and nephew and designed them with each of their school colors!  I love how personalized these are!  Stop over to Cindy's blog here to learn more.

  Jennifer Rawlings made this sweet flying little piggy card to encourage her little ones to soar high and reach the stars!  Take another look and get all her project details by visiting Jennifer's blog here.

Rachel Yurkanin made this card that's great to give the teacher or for the teacher to give to her students. More details are on her blog, visit it here.

  Debbie Naylor altered a small notebook which is perfect for any student to keep track of their homework assignments.  Be sure to hop over to Debbie's blog post here to see how she created it.

  Thank you so much for visiting with us today!  We hope to have encouraged you to create something special for those heading back to school.  Feel free to share with us what you're creating.  We love to hear from you!

** Cindy, Debbie, Jennifer, Karla, & Rachel **

Friday, August 3, 2018

Black and White with a Pop of Color

  Happy Friday and welcome back to another Fabulous Friday share.  This week we are sharing black and white cards with a pop of color.  What is your favorite color to use with black and white?  Let's see what the Sisters came up with....

  Up first is guest designer Cindy Blekas with her super fun melon mambo card birthday card.  Please be sure to visit her blog post here to get all the details about her project.

  And next is this wild and wonderful coastal cabana card by Jennifer Rawlings. You will find more information about her card in her blog post here.

  Karla Anders designed this very elegant pool party congratulations card this week.  Please visit her blog post here to get all the details about it.

Rachel Yurkanin designed this beautiful butterfly pool party card this week. Head over to her blog for more details on how she made it.

  And last up is my clean and simple flirty flamingo card.  Please hop over to my blog post here to get more information about it.

  As you can see from the awesome cards above, black and white goes so well with a multitude of colors to make fabulous projects.  I hope we've inspired you to try making a few yourself this weekend!  Thanks so much for visiting and we'll see you back here next week for even more fabulous inspiration.  Have a great weekend!

* Cindy, Debbie, Jennifer, Karla and Rachel *

Friday, July 27, 2018

A Color Renovation!

Hello and Welcome to the Sisters in Stamping!
 The New 2018-19 Idea Book & Catalog was released last month, along with the traditional 5 New InColors they did a Color Renovation to the 4 main 
Color Collections: Neutrals, Brights, Subtles and Regals.
There are 16 new or returning InColors--
Merry Merlot, Gray Granite, Mossy Meadow, Poppy Parade, Flirty Flamingo,
 Mango Melody, Granny Apple Green, Coastal Cabana, Gorgeous Grape, Soft Sea Foam, Petal Pink,
 Mint Macaron, Balmy Blue, Highland Heather, Shaded Spruce, Blackberry Bliss 
The Sisters have used a few of the newly added and returning colors this week.

Debbie is up first with her beautiful flowery card. She used a new color from the Regals Collection called Shaded Spruce. Go to her blog to see her post for today.

Here is Karla's card for this week. She used one of the new Neutrals called Gray Granite, hop on over to her blog to catch up on her post.

This is Jennifer's card for the color challenge. She also used Shaded Spruce-- same as Debbie, for a totally different look. Here is a link to her card and blog post.

Next is Cindy's card, she uses 2 new colors, one that is returning Mint Macaron and a brand new color called Petal Pink. Read up on the card she posted today.

Last we have Rachel's card for today. She picked Coastal Cabana, a returning favorite! For a fun layout twist she has posted this same card in several different colors.

Please join us next week when the Sisters will be Black and White!

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

Friday, July 20, 2018

Silver and Gold

  Silver and gold - what do you envision when you hear these words?  Do you think of jewelry, coins, Olympic medals or even the Burl Ives song from the Rudolph movie?  We're hoping that you'll think of fabulous cards after you check out our post this week!  Cindy Blekas challenged us to feature silver or gold in our creations this week - please read on to see them and enjoy the inspiration.

  Up first are Cindy's beautiful all-occasion cards - she created the same card in both colors. To find out more about her projects please visit her blog post here.

  Here is Debbie Naylor's embossed silver flower card.  Please hop over to her blog post here to find out more about her project.

  And lastly we have Karla Anders who created this card with the stamp set Daisy Delight. She has listed the silver accents she used in her post for today.

  Thank you so much for visiting us this week - it looks like today Silver is clearly the winner!  We hope we have shown you some great ways to feature silver and gold in your stamping projects.  Have a great weekend and see you back here next Friday!

* Cindy, Debbie, Jennifer, Karla and Rachel *

Friday, July 13, 2018

Emoji Life

World Emoji Day - July 17 (1)

These cute little guys seem to be popping up everywhere in our lives.  And with their ever-growing popularity, the SIS designers couldn't pass up an opportunity to feature them in one of our Fabulous Friday posts - especially since World Emoji Day is just around the corner.  
This is going to be fun - let's get to it!

First up is Jennifer Rawlings' project.  This Wild About You! emoji conversation card is perfect your kids or sweetheart.  Take a trip over to Jennifer's blog to see just how it was made.

Next we have this very clever smartphone card created by guest designer Cindy Blekas.  Be sure to visit her blog post here to get more information about it.

Check out this dazzling card designed by Karla Anders!  Make sure you check out her blog post here for more information about her project.

Last up we have this fun belated birthday card that Debbie Naylor designed. Please hop over to her blog post here to see how she created it.

Thank you for stopping in with us today!  We hope you had as much fun learning about these projects as we did creating them for you!  See you again soon, and have a wonderful weekend.

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