Friday, December 20, 2013

A Peek at some of the 2014 Sale-A-Bration Goodies

Thank-you for joining us this week for the Sisters Fabulous Friday post. This week we are making cards and projects with some of our new Sale-A-Bration pre-order things. SAB runs January 28-March 31, 2014. There are 13 FREE items this year, so we will try to show you as many of those as we can. Here we go--
First up is Debbie uses 2 Sale-A-Bration products on her card. You can click here to hop on over to her blog post about this lovely card.

Next up is Rachel, her card uses four different SAB items, paper, embossing folder and two different stamp sets,  which is so cute. Here is her blog so you can go see for yourself.

Lastly, here is my (Karla's) project for this week. I used the 3 SAB items on my card, I posted the names and have more pictures close up on my blog here .

OK that's it for us this week and we will be taking next Friday off to spend some time with our families. Have a great Christmas and we will see you next year!

The Sisters in Stamping
Debbie, Rachel and Karla

Friday, December 13, 2013

Fabulous quick and easy last-minute gift ideas

  Happy Friday the 13th!  Can you believe that Christmas is less than two weeks away?  Do you still have a long list of gifts to buy?  Worried that a surprise guest or two may show up unexpectedly with a gift?  We're sharing some quick and easy gift ideas with you this week that you can create with things you probably already have in your stamp room!  Why not make a few to have on hand just in case... 

  First up is Rachel with this fabulous wrapped candy bar.  Be sure and hop over to her blog here to get more information for recreating it.

  And next we have this great gift box from Karla.  She has all the details about it and a picture of what's inside with a recipe on her blog here.

  And last but not least is my contribution this week - a gusseted cello bag (find them on the Clearance Rack!) filled with chocolate-covered pretzels and a hand-stamped tag.  Find out how quickly I put this little gift idea together on my blog here.

  Thanks so much for stopping by today!  We do hope we've given you some inspiration and that you get a chance to get in a little stamp therapy this weekend.  Put on some Christmas music, stamp a few cards, make a few gifts and chase away some of the holiday craziness.

* Debbie, Karla & Rachel *

Friday, December 6, 2013

Christmas Cards with a Big Shot Touch

Hello and welcome to another Fabulous Friday posting here with the sisters.  We are definitely in Christmas mode here as most of you are as well and decided to share some great Christmas card ideas with you that use the big shot. Often times, you may look at your card and say it's missing something. Well, most of the time if you add some big shot touch to your card it's exactly what was missing and finishes it off nicely. So, that's just what we have for you today.
First up we have Debbie's Christmas and New Year card featuring the awesome snowflake embossing folder. Be sure to go over to Debbie's blog for more details.

And then we have Rachel's Christmas card featuring the Dove from Calm Christmas. She used two different embossing folders on her card. Head over to Rachel's blog for more information.
Here is Karla's card for this week, she used 2 BigShot products to make her Elf Shoes. Find out which ones on her blog here.
Thanks for stopping by. We hope you take time to enjoy the holiday.
Debbie, Karla & Rachel

Friday, November 29, 2013

Christmas Gift Tags

Hello and welcome to Sisters in Stamping,

Each of us hope you had a fabulous Thanksgiving with your family yesterday. With Thanksgiving behind us we are ready to move onto Christmas shopping, right? Well, you need to have some great tags to identify your Christmas gifts and we have just that for you today.

First up we have Debbie's tags that are great for kids to make. She used these for a Mom and Me class. Head over to her blog for more details.

Rachel used the Color Me Christmas set that Debbie used but her tags are a little more involved. Check out her blog for all the details.
Thanks for stopping by. See you next week.

Debbie, Karla & Rachel

Friday, November 22, 2013

Are you ready for some Fabulous Christmas decor made with your Stampin' Up! stash?

  Happy Friday and thanks for visiting us today!  This week for our Fabulous Friday projects we are featuring Christmas decor all made with items you'll find in your stamping stash.  These would also make great gifts to give away in addition to making your home more welcoming during Christmas-time.
  First up we have this fabulous curled paper wreath from Rachel.  Be sure to hop over to her blog to read all about how she created it.

  Next we have this gorgeous "sleigh ride" mantle art created by our guest designer Gaylyn Pantana of The Daily Inker.  She tells you how she created it in this blog post - you won't want to miss it!

   And last is my Joy grapevine and burlap wreath.  Find a complete list of supplies and more information about it on my blog post here.

  Thanks so much for visiting us each week... we hope we have inspired you to create some holiday decor from the items you may already have in your stamp room.  Have a wonderful weekend and Happy Thanksgiving to our U.S. readers next week!

* Debbie, Karla and Rachel *

Friday, November 15, 2013

Thankful Thanksgiving Ideas

Hello and welcome to another Fabulous Friday here with the Sisters in Stamping.  This week we  are sharing some Thanksgiving table favors and place cards. With Thanksgiving right around the corner this is the perfect time to share this with all of you so you have time to make some of your own.

First up we have Debbie's awesome little sour cream container table favor. Check out Debbie's blog where she will give you complete details on how she made this.
And next we have Rachel's Thanksgiving favor/place card all in one. Be sure to head over to Rachel's blog for more details.
Here is Karla's Thanksgiving favor. She used the Envelope Punch Board to create it, you can get a look at what's inside on her blog here
Thanks for stopping by today!  We hope you have a wonderful weekend!

* Debbie, Karla and Rachel *

Friday, November 8, 2013

Ornaments for the Sisters this Week

The Sisters are back again this week with some Christmas Ornaments to show off! There really is nothing like a handmade Ornament, I like to give them out every year-- that's probably why I pick Christmas Ornaments as one of the projects for the Sisters in Stamping Fabulous Friday Blog post. There are plenty of new stamp sets, paper and accessories in the 2013 Holiday Mini to get you started with your Christmas crafting!
Here is my (Karla) Ornament, go to my blog to find out how it's a gift too.

Debbie is on a Ornament spree (this is her 2nd lovely ornament for this month). Both of them made with paper but look completely different. You can click on this link and compare them side by side for yourself.

Rachel's has directions and more pictures of her pretty ornament over at her blog. Here is a link to her post so you can go check it out. 
Well that's it for us this week, hope you have a great week-end and don't forget to come by next week-- the Sisters will have some sweet Thanksgiving table decor.
The Sisters in Stamping
Karla, Debbie & Rachel

Friday, November 1, 2013

Seasonal designer paper from the Holiday Catalog makes paper crafting a breeze!

  Happy Friday and thanks for visiting us this week!  Have you seen the gorgeous Designer Paper offerings in the Holiday catalog?  The color combinations are phenomenal and the patterns are so on trend.  Paper crafting with these coordinated paper packs from Stampin' Up! takes the guess work out of matching up papers.  I love looking to the fun color combinations that the Stampin' Up! designers have put together in our designer paper packs when trying to find inspiration in my projects.  This week we are featuring the Designer Papers from the Holiday Catalog in our projects - there are four to choose from:  Sweater Weather (perfect for fall projects), Witches Brew (did you make any Halloween projects with these?), Season of Style (Christmas designs with traditional colors but a whimsical style) and Winter Frost Specialty (gorgeous color palette and designs that are perfect for all your winter projects).  And did you know that the Season of Style and Winter Frost patterns are offered in a stack of 48 sheets that are sized at 6-1/4" x 4-1/4", perfect for card makers and for use with the Big Shot!  So let's see what everyone created this week...

  First up is Rachel with her very merry Santa card.  Anyone is sure to be happy when they receive this card. Be sure to check out Rachel's blog to see how she created this card.

Here is Karla's project for this week, she used the Winter Frost Designer Series Paper Stack to dress up her little box. Visit her blog to get a tutorial and see more pictures.

  Next are these two fabulous projects that our Guest Designer Cindy Blekas (who happens to be my very talented sister) made.  She used the Season of Style designer paper pack to create the Shadow Box (top) and bulletin board.  Hop over to this blog post to see a bonus project and find out what the bulletin board is made from!

  And here is my contribution for this week...I created a snowflake ornament using the Festive Flurry framelits dies and the gorgeous Winter Frost specialty designer paper pack.  I just love the cool color combination of Pool Party (one of my favorite colors) and how it pairs with Smoky Slate!  Boy, was this hard to photograph!  You'll find more information about how I put this together if you hop over to my blog post here.

  Thanks so much for visiting today to check out our Fabulous DSP projects!  We hope we have inspired you to purchase a pack from the Holiday catalog.  Have a wonderful weekend!!

* Debbie, Karla and Rachel *

Friday, October 25, 2013

Ready to Get Framed?

Hello and Welcome to the Sisters in Stamping blog. We are ready to think outside the card. This week we are ready to share some framed stamped art with you. Framed art is a great gift idea, especially for those that have everything. It's personal, it's made with love, and it's sure to be treasured for a long time to come.
First up we have Karla's framed art. She even took it a step further with thinking outside the card and used something unique for her advent calendar. She didn't use the traditional frame. Head over to her blog for all the details.

Next, we have Debbie's framed art. She made an adorable name frame that is all ready to just add a picture of baby. Her punch art certainly adds a lot of "punch" to the finished look. Jump over to Debbie's blog for all the details.

And finally, we have Rachel's framed art.  She used a small picture frame to make a personal gift that would be a nice addition to any desk. Want more details? Skip on over to Rachel's blog for all the details. 
Thanks for visiting us today.
Debbie, Karla, & Rachel

Friday, October 18, 2013

Have you Heard?

Have you ever wanted a stamp that didn't exists? This Summer Stampin' Up! introduced a new product called Undefined, now it's possible to make your own stamp! The Kit comes with instructions, carving tools, blanks and a few ideas if you're not sure what you want but you'd still like to create something. You can purchase more blanks too if you want to carve more, which trust me you will want because it was so fun to create the first one! The Sisters have a couple of ideas for you today with the Kits that we purchased.

Rachel is up first--

Isn't Rachel's Scarecrow the cutest?? You can go to her blog to see what her carved stamp looks like.
Thank-you so much for stopping by...hopefully we will see you back here next week for another Fabulous Friday post!
The Sisters in Stamping
Rachel, Debbie and Karla

Friday, October 11, 2013

Stampin' Up! "Best of..." 25th anniversary stamp sets are fabulous!

   Happy Friday and thank you for checking in with us!  This week for Fabulous Friday we chose to create projects using the Stampin' Up! "Best of" stamp sets featuring some of the most popular images from the past 25 years.  Since January, Stampin' Up! has introduced a new "Best of" stamp set each month and will continue to do so through March 2014.  These sets are all priced at just $14.95 and come in clear-mount option only.  When you purchase six of these special stamp sets, you get to choose a stamp set with a value of $14.95 for FREE!  How awesome is that?!  So, are you ready for some inspiration?  Here we go....

  First up is this fabulous altered mini muslin bag designed by Rachel Yurkanin with images from September's Best of Autumn stamp set.  Be sure and visit Rachel's blog to get all the details about her project.

  Next we have another fabulous altered mini muslin bag created by our guest designer Gerin Martin.  She also created a matching 3x3 note card to go with her bag and used three different Best Of sets - Butterflies, Flowers and Greetings.  You will find more information about this project here.

  And here is my project - I decided to make a set of cards featuring the Best of Flowers and  Best of Greetings sets.  Which is your favorite color combination?  Read more about my project here on my blog.

  Thanks so much for visiting us today!  We hope we have inspired you and shown you how awesome these Best Of stamp sets are!  Have a fabulous weekend!!

* Debbie, Karla and Rachel *

Friday, October 4, 2013

Treats for You

We are so glad you are stopping by today because with Halloween just around the corner, we have some treats for you. You will definitely want to make some of these to give treats to all the little trick or treaters and some big ones too.
Look how absolutely adorable this S'more treat is. Hope the ghost doesn't spook you. Debbie did a fabulous job on this treat, be sure to head over to her blog for more details.

The cuteness just continues with Karla's sweet bat treat holder. Do you know what Big shot die she used to make this?  Visit Karla's blog for all the details on her treat.

And Rachel made a treat that you can keep for years to come. It's a great "treat" for teachers or any big trick or treater. Head over to Rachel's blog for all the details

Friday, September 27, 2013

Wonder Washi-ness

Hey there all of you Fabulous Friday Gals! The Sisters are serving up some Washi Tape ideas this week, along with storage tips. Here is the kicker tho, you'll need to go to our blogs to see how we store our goodies! On with the show--
I (Karla) used washi tape on my to go coffee cup. I have the directions on my blog with more pictures.

Here is Debbie's card this week, a quick and easy way to incorporate washi tape. Go to her blog here to see how it's made and her storage idea.

And now Rachel's project, didn't she do a great job with her washi tape? You can see her storage idea and read more about this cute project on her post.

Well that's it for us this week, hope you have a great week-end. Check back in with us next week (October already!) for some Halloween treats!

The Sisters in Stamping
Karla, Rachel and Debbie

Friday, September 20, 2013

"F" is for Fabulous Friday Fall-themed projects!!

  "Happy Fall!" and thanks for visiting us this week as we share our Fabulous Friday Fall-themed projects.  This is one of my favorite times of the year...the leaves are beginning to turn shades of crushed curry, cajun craze and cherry cobbler and there's a crisp coolness in the air as summer and it's memories begin to fade.  It's a time to pull out warm comfy sweaters, sip hot apple cider and jump in a big pile of leaves.  What are your favorite things about fall?  Let's see how this season inspired our projects this week...

  First up is this great Fall card is from Rachel Yurkanin.  Please be sure and visit her blog to get more information about the two different techniques she used on this card.

  And next we have Karla Anders' fabulous Fall project. She used the new Burlap Ribbon to make roses for her wreath. Hop on over to her blog to get all the details.

   Last up is my Fall scrapbook page that I created with the My Digital Studio digital design software.  We live very close to the beautiful Blue Ridge parkway in Central Virginia and these photos are from a family hike and picnic last weekend.  For more information about my project please check out my blog here.

  Thanks so much for stopping by - we hope you have a fabulous weekend!  Be sure to come back again next week when we showcase the fun new Stampin' Up! Designer Washi tape assortments.

* Debbie, Karla and Rachel *

Friday, September 13, 2013

Clearly it's all about Stamps

Welcome to another Fabulous Friday challenge here at the Sisters in Stamping blog. We are so glad you joined us this week and know you will be inspired by some great cards using the completely clear, Photopolymer stamp sets that are now being offered by Stampin' Up! If you haven't tried these yet, what are you waiting for?  They are great to stamp with, have great images, and you can see where you stamp.  Ask your demonstrator to show you these sets because you will want to get some for your own stamp collection.

The above file folder card was made by Debbie Naylor. She used the Another Thank You Photopolymer Set. Want to know how she made the file folder? Head over to her blog for details.

Our next card was made Karla Anders. She used the Designer Typeset Photopolymer Set which has lots of arrows. Did you know arrows are a hot trend right now? More information can be found on Karla's blog.

And the final card was made by Rachel Yurkanin. She used the Settin' Sail Photopolymer Set that is great for masculine cards. Want to know how she made it? Head over to her blog for complete details.

Thanks for stopping by. Hope you have been "clearly" inspired with our cards.

Debbie, Karla & Rachel

Friday, September 6, 2013

Fabulous Masculine Cards

Hello! The Sisters are showcasing Masculine cards this week for our weekly Fabulous Friday post. "Guy Themed" cards are by far the hardest to design-- I hear that comment quite frequently from my stampers! The Sisters are here to help, here are our cards--
This is my (Karla) card for this week. I used a new set for me called The Open was in a Mini Catalog a couple of years ago, so happy that I finally gotten around to purchasing it! Here is a link to my blog where I posted a pointer on how to get those cool clouds in the background behind the ship.

Up next is Rachel. Her card uses the new, wildly popular set called Gorgeous Grunge. You are going to be seeing a lot of cards made with that set, it's so versatile. Check out her blog for all of the details.

Thank-you for coming by today...hope you can make it back for next weeks post! Until then Happy September--
The Sisters in Stamping
Karla, Debbie and Rachel

Friday, August 30, 2013

These are a few of my favorite things....

  Happy Friday and welcome back for another edition of Fabulous Friday here on the Sisters in Stamping blog!  Stampin' Up! has introduced all kinds of fun new products over the last month in both the Holiday catalog and after the Stampin' Up! convention and we'd like to share with you some of our favorites in our projects this week.

  First up is this fabulous "Celebrate" banner created by Rachel Yurkanin.  She made it using the Build a Banner Simply Created Kit from the Holiday catalog.  Be sure to visit Rachel's blog here to get all the details!

   Next we have Karla's great Christmas card featuring four new products from the Holiday catalog including  the Season of Style designer paper stack, Cherry Cobbler 1" stitched edge grosgrain ribbon and label bracket punch bundle with coordinating stamp set Tags 4 You and label bracket punch.  For more information about Karla's card please visit her blog here.

  And last we have my fun interactive flip-flop card made with the awesome new Label Card Thinlits die for the Big Shot.  I love this style of card and could never figure out how to make one... now it's super-easy with this card framelit die!  Be sure to hop on over to my blog here to see what's on the other side of the ice cream cone and for more information about the card.

  Thanks so much for stopping by today!  We hope we have inspired you to check out all the new product offerings from Stampin' Up!  Have a wonderful and safe Labor Day weekend and see you back here next week for some masculine cards!!

* Debbie, Karla and Rachel *