Monday, December 22, 2014

Christmas "Thank You" cards

  Can you believe that Christmas is less than a week away?  Have you finished your Christmas cards and shopping yet?  Having thank you cards for all the wonderful gifts you received made ahead of time makes it really easy to get those sent out immediately and show how much you care and appreciate your gifts.  We're here to share some quick thank you card ideas to inspire you this week for Fabulous Friday... enjoy!

  First up is my snowflake card... this is a card you can actually use all winter long!  Please hop over to my blog post here to get more details.

Here is Karla's Christmas Thank-you card. She used a set from the 2014-15 Idea Book & Catalog in a non-traditional way-- you'll just have to go to her blog  to find out which one.

Thanks so much for visiting us today!  Have a wonderful weekend!!

* Debbie, Karla and Rachel *

Saturday, December 13, 2014

And.....We are Back!!

Well hello there! We took a few weeks off to spend some time with our families, hope you had a great Thanksgiving too. We are back today for our Fabulous Friday post, the Sisters are showcasing some small gifts to give.
Debbie is up first with her cute mini cup, filled with good things--- what kind of things you say?? Well, you will just have to head over to her blog to see for yourself.
Next is Rachel's mason jar that she has decorated and filled with candy. There are more pictures here to look at and a list of supplies that she used to make her project.

Lastly, this is Karla's project for today's post. It's a candle dressed up with some Holiday Designer Series Paper, here is a link to her post for today with some more pictures.

Thank-you for coming by today and checking us out, hope you can make it by next week to see what we have to show-- until then Happy Stampin'
The Sisters in Stamping
Karla, Rachel and Debbie

Friday, November 28, 2014

Happy Thanksgiving weekend!

  We are taking a break today to spend time with our families, but wanted you all to know how much we appreciate you coming back each week to check out our Fabulous Friday projects!  We hope you had a fabulous Thanksgiving spent with loved ones and good food!

  Now it's time to start gearing up for Christmas so you will want to be sure and check out the Online Extravaganza going on right now for BIG savings of 20% - 50% on your favorite Stampin' Up! products!  Be sure to contact your demonstrator before it's over on December 2nd.

  Thanks so much for stopping by and have a great weekend!!  Happy Shopping and Happy Stamping!!!

* Debbie, Karla and Rachel *

Friday, November 21, 2014

Ornaments to Share

Hello! We are making Christmas Ornaments this week at the Sisters in Stamping blog. This has got to be my favorite holiday project, I always give Christmas Ornaments as gifts. So let's get on with the samples, eh?
Here is Debbie's sparkly ornament for this week's post. She told me that she was making these at an upcoming class, you can check it out here and get class times if you live in the area.

This is my (Karla) Christmas Ornament, I made a bunch of these for the Choir Group that went to South Dakota All-State last month. You can read about it here.

Have a great week-end and happy crafting from the Sisters!
Karla, Debbie and Rachel  

Friday, November 14, 2014

All is Calm Inspired Cards

Have you ever looked through the Stampin' Up! catalog and picked colors for a project from a sample shown? There's even more inspiration packed in that giant book of goodness, the designer series paper is a great source of inspiration. Whether you use the paper or not the colors in the pack and the designs can certainly inspire you to get crafty. This week here at Sister's in Stamping we are using the All is Calm Designer Series Specialty Paper for inspiration.

First up, we have Debbie's card. She used the paper colors for her inspiration. She didn't use one piece of the Designer Series paper on her card but look how great the card looks put together because she knew for sure that these colors worked well with each other.  Be sure to head over to her blog for more information on how she created this fun Christmas card.
Next up, we have Rachel's card. She used the colors of the paper as well as a few strips from the paper pack for her card. Just a small piece of paper can do so much for the card, plus you can make so many more cards if you use just a small amount of paper on each card. Don't forget to stop over at her blog for more information on how she created her Christmas card.

Thanks for stopping by to visit us and see the projects we have created. See you next week.

Debbie, Karla & Rachel

Friday, November 7, 2014

Fabulous Fall and Thanksgiving projects

  Happy Friday and thanks so much for visiting today!!  The leaves are changing and temperatures are falling - it's a great time of year as we head into Thanksgiving later this month!  This week that is the theme for our projects... enjoy the inspiration!

First up is this cute decorated gift bag designed by Rachel.  Hop over to her blog here to find out how she created the striped ribbon.

Here is Karla's project for this week. The canning jars were dressed up and used as table decor at a wedding, you can see more on her blog. 

I came up with a Fall Favor that holds a piece of chocolate - wouldn't it be fun to have these at each place setting this Thanksgiving?!  Please visit my blog here for more details about how I created this favor.

Thanks so much for visiting!  Have a fabulous weekend.

* Debbie, Karla and Rachel *

Friday, October 31, 2014

Fast, Quick and Easy Christmas Cards

Happy Halloween! The Sisters want to celebrate with... Christmas cards?? Yes, it's true. Still seems a little early to be thinking of Christmas cards but if you are making your cards by hand you will love today's post. We are featuring Christmas cards that are quick and more importantly-- easy to duplicate. So, on with the show--

Rachel is up first this week with her quick card and some fun colors. A Christmas stamp set called Festival of Trees and some punches. Click here to find out it all goes together.

Here is Debbie's quick card, she used a stamp from the set called Cheerful Christmas. This set is in the Holiday Mini and has some fun accessories to compliment it.
 Here is a link to her blog to read more.

Here is my (Karla) card for this week. I used Merry Everything which has a matching punch-- that makes this card go together even quicker. There are more pictures in today's post.
Thank-you for coming by today and make sure you come back next week for more stamping fun.
The Sisters in Stamping
Rachel, Karla and Debbie

Friday, October 24, 2014

Halloween Treats For You

Happy Friday to you!

Thanks for stopping by today, the sisters are happy you did. Every week we set a theme and bring you several ideas with that theme and today is no different. Today's theme is Halloween Treats. You still have time (about a week, to be exact) to make Halloween treats for your favorite Trick or Treaters. Your treats will be by far the favorite of the entire night.

First up, we have Debbie's Fry Box treats... looks like this Big Shot die was a popular product this week!  She used the Motley Monsters suite of products on her projects.  Check out her blog HERE for complete details.

Then, we have Karla's matchbook treat. Check out her blog HERE for more information and additional pictures on how she created it.

Next we have Rachel's cute Jack-o-Lantern made from the Stampin' Up! big shot fry box die. Be sure to visit her blog for more details.

Thanks for stopping by. We hope we have inspired you. See you next week!

Debbie, Karla & Rachel

Friday, October 17, 2014

Fabulous Fun Fold cards

  Happy Friday and thanks so much for visiting us today!  This week for Fabulous Friday we are sharing cards designed with a fun fold - there are many different types out there including interactive ones.  Here are a few ideas to inspire you!

First up is this fun unique fold snowflake card from Rachel Yurkanin.  Please be sure to visit her blog here to find out all about it.

And here is my creation for this week - I chose to make a Center-step card featuring the Nordic Noel DSP from the Holiday catalog.  Please be sure to visit my blog post here to get all the details.
This is Karla's card for this week's challenge, it's called an Upright Z-fold. You can get instructions on her blog.

Thanks so much for stopping by!  We hope we have inspired you with our projects and that you give these fun folds a try.  Have a fabulous weekend and happy stamping!!

* Debbie, Karla and Rachel *

Friday, October 10, 2014

The Sisters are Pinning this Week

Hello there stampers! The Sisters are posting Pinspirations this week for Fabulous Friday. Pinspiration...I know it's not a real word but it explains exactly what happens when you get onto Pinterest!
Debbie is up first with this beautiful pendant, so clever! She has details and a listing of the supplies she used in today's post on her blog.

Here is Rachel's spooky card for this week's challenge. You can see the card that inspired her on her blog here.
Happy Friday to you and thank-you for stopping by today!
The Sisters in Stamping
Debbie, Rachel and Karla

Friday, October 3, 2014

Halloween is Just Around the Corner

Welcome to Sisters in Stamping. We are so glad you stopped by. Today we are going to be sharing with you some great Halloween card ideas. Why don't you make a Halloween card or two and send them off to surprise some friends or family this year? Everyone loves getting "happy" mail.

First up, we have a cute pirate owl Halloween card from Debbie. Great way to use up some scrap pieces of cardstock. Make a bunch of different pirates by switching up the colors on the owl. Don't forget to visit Debbie's blog for more information.

Next, we have a not so spooky Halloween card from Rachel. What a "dazzling" card to send to a little one this Halloween. No one will be spooked by this friendly little glitter ghost. This is also another great card to make multiples of and changing it up a bit by changing the designer paper. Head over to Rachel's blog for more details.

Thanks for stopping by. See you next week.
Debbie, Karla, & Rachel

Friday, September 26, 2014

Fabulous Techniques for Fabulous Friday

  Happy Friday and thanks for visiting us!  This week we are sharing some of our favorite techniques with you... once you have mastered straightforward stamping, it is fun to start learning new ways to use your products in different ways to achieve some gorgeous effects.  There are thousands of techniques out there, here are just a few to inspire you and hopefully get you started!  Enjoy...

  First up is this gorgeous emboss resist Christmas card by Rachel Yurkanin.  Read all about the great products that she used from the Holiday catalog here on her blog.

  And my card this week features the Delft Tile technique.  You can get more information about my project including a link to the technique on my blog post here.

  Thanks so much for visiting and we hope we have inspired you to try one of these techniques soon.  Once you start creating cards and other projects with new techniques you'll find that your Stampin' Up! products offer lots of versatility.  Have a great weekend!!

* Debbie, Karla and Rachel *

Friday, September 19, 2014

Masculine Ideas for Fabulous Friday

Welcome to this weeks Fabulous Friday post! Masculine cards are the theme today. It's always a good to have more masculine ideas, I know many of you struggle with Masculine Cards.

 Here is my (Karla) card for this weeks challenge. I have a close up picture on my blog of the ribbon detail.

  Rachel is up next with a very clever card, love the strips of washi tape! You can get the details here along with a list of supplies she used.

  And here is Debbie's birthday card featuring the "thumping" technique.  Please hop over to her blog here for more information about her project.

Thank-you for coming on over to check us out today!
The Sisters in Stamping
Karla, Rachel and Debbie

Saturday, September 13, 2014

Time for Fall Ideas

September is upon us. The kick off to the busy holiday seasons. That also means crisp air, pumpkins, apples, scarecrows and more, so today we decided to share with you some Fall décor ideas for your home. Some may have already decorated for fall or it's on your list of things to get done. Now you can add a paper crafted piece to the mix. These projects are also great for gift giving for a hostess gift to a party you may be invited to.

First up is Debbie Naylor with this Fall banner featuring several Big Shot items and the Color Me Autumn product suite.  Please visit Debbie's blog to get more information about her project and view close-ups of the individual panels.

This candy jar was made by Rachel Yurkanin. She made a bow, added some leaves and an acorn and the project was complete (well, the chocolates inside really completed the project). Head over to Rachel's blog for more information on how she made her décor piece.

Thanks for stopping by and visiting us.
Be sure to come back next week for more great projects.
Debbie, Karla & Rachel

Friday, September 5, 2014

Fabulous favorites from the Holiday Catalog

  Happy Friday and thanks for visiting us today!  This week for Fabulous Friday we are sharing our fabulous favorites from the Holiday catalog.  Do you have your copy of the catalog yet?  If not, be sure to contact your demonstrator because you'll definitely want one!  There is a variety of stamp sets, designer papers, embellishments, tons of new Big Shot accessories and punches and some wonderful kits.  Be sure to check it out now that it has debuted.  Please read on to see what our design team came up with to inspire you this week...

  First up is this great Christmas card from Rachel Yurkanin featuring the Festival of Trees stamp set and coordinating tree punch.  Please be sure to hop over to Rachel's blog here to get all the information about her card and see what else she used on her card.

Here is Karla's card for this week batch of favorites. She used a new set called Santa Stache, here is a link to her blog to get more details.

  Here is my project - a fun Halloween card featuring the Freaky Friends stamp set and sentiment from the Ghoulish Greetings set. The colors were pulled from the Motley Monsters DSP.  Please visit my blog post here for all the details about my card and find out how I got my green rhinestones.

  Thanks for stopping by - hope you have a fabulous weekend!!

* Debbie, Karla and Rachel *

Friday, August 29, 2014

2014 Back to School

Happy Labor Day to you, the end of Summer holiday! You know what that means-- if it's the end of Summer, back to school is right around the corner. The Sisters are showing some of the back to school projects that they have been working on.
First up is Debbie, she made a bright and cheery MDS scrapbook page featuring her cute kids. Here is the link to her post.

Rachel is next with this adorable banner that she made with the BigShot. Click here to find out the details on how you can make one too!

Lastly here is my (Karla) project for this week.... I made a jumbo pencil! If you click on this link you can see a picture of it open.

Thank-you for coming over to our blog today and checking us out!
The Sisters in Stamping,
Karla, Debbie and Rachel 

Friday, August 22, 2014

Project Life by Stampin' Up!

Welcome to another challenge with the Sisters in Stamping. This week we are sharing a few layouts for memory keeping using the Project Life by Stampin' Up! system. It's great to get your picture in a book with ease and minimal effort. Project Life by Stampin' Up! does just that. It's memory keeping at it's finest. Gone is the stressing over getting a whole scrapbook completed while taking everything you own out to work on the scrapbook. You need to try it to see just how easy it really is.

This is Rachel's layout using the 6"x8" book. She used pictures from our Leadership Conference in Houston this past January. Over on her blog she has pictures of each page of the layout individually and tells you more about the pages.

Debbie used the Happiness Is set along with the 12" x 12" variety pack of pocket pages to complete her project this week.  Hop on over to her blog here to check out more about it and view the individual pages.

Thanks for visiting us today. Come back next week for some back to school ideas.

Debbie, Karla & Rachel

Friday, August 15, 2014

Flowers, flowers everywhere!

  Happy Friday and welcome back!  This week we are featuring FLOWERS in our Fabulous Friday designs.  Who doesn't love receiving flowers, real or made of card stock and ink?!  With Stampin' Up! you have so many choices with flowers, too... different designs in our stamp sets, a variety of Big Shot accessories and even punches to choose from.  Let's get you inspired...

  Up first is this great chalkboard technique card designed by Rachel Yurkanin.  Please be sure to visit Rachel's blog here to get all the details about her beautiful card and find out how she achieved this gorgeous look!

  Next is my altered floral picture frame.  Don't you just love these paper roses?  The new Typeset specialty DSP  is perfect for this vintage look.  Please hop on over to my blog post to check out which products I used to create these flowers and frame.

Here is Karla's card for this week. A simple but lovely flower card, she has another shot of her card on her blog that shows a fun embellishment.

  Thanks so much for stopping by today!  We hope we have inspired you with our flower projects.  There are so many ways to create fabulous floral designs with our Stampin' Up! products and we hope you give it a try.  Have a fabulous weekend and see you next week!!

* Debbie, Karla and Rachel *

Friday, August 8, 2014

We are in the ColourQ

The Sisters are participating in the ColourQ Challenge this week. Every Tuesday a new color combination is posted with a few cards from the Design Team for that blog and there is a contest of sorts for the ColourQueen title. The colors for this week are Early Espresso, Island Indigo, Summer Starfruit (the Sisters are using the New InColor Hello Honey because Starfruit has been retired) and Tempting Turquoise.
 So lets show you what we came up with--
Debbie is first with her cute card. I really like her layout with this color combination, don't you? You can click here to go to her blog and read all about it.

Rachel is up next with a pretty take on water coloring her ColourQ colors, and she used Lovely as a Tree-- that set never gets old or goes out of style! Here is a link to read her post for today.

Here is my (Karla) card for this week. Along with the ColourQ Challenge I participated in another sketch challenge-- you can read up on it here.

Thank-you (as always) for stopping by and checking us out for this Fabulous Friday! Why don't you play along with us on this ColourQ Challenge?

Happy Stamping
Karla, Rachel and Debbie
The Sisters in Stamping