Friday, October 18, 2019

Fabulous Fall is here!!

  Fall is officially here and is the inspiration for our Fabulous Friday projects this week.  There are so many awesome Fall sights to inspire us at this time of year including the gorgeous colors of the fall leaves, scarecrows, pumpkins, apples, Indian Corn, Halloween and Thanksgiving.  Which did we choose?  Read on to find out....

  Up first is Karla Anders with her super-cute apple treats.  Please be sure to visit her blog here to find out what she used to create this project.

  And next is Debbie Naylor with her clean and simple card featuring the sponged colors of fall.  Make sure to hop over to her blog post here for more information.

  And last up we have Rachel Yurkanin with her beautiful all-occasion card.  Please check out her blog post here to get the details on her project.

  We hope that you have been inspired by our projects to create a hand-stamped Fall project of your own this weekend.  Thanks, as always, for stopping by and we hope you have a fabulous weekend!

* Debbie, Karla and Rachel *

Saturday, October 12, 2019

Color Challenge Combo Friday

The Sisters are showing off their work today with a Color Challenge. This particular combination came from a women's fashion magazine layout. It wouldn't be the first three colors I'd put together but I think they make a striking combination!

light blue stampsred ink pad  

gold yellow pad

Karla is up first with her lovely Fall card. Go to her blog to get the details on her card.

Next is Debbie's card, I really like the way she used the 3 colors to color her image. Here is a link to her Fabulous Friday post.

That's it for us this week, make sure you come back next week for some fun Fall projects!

The Sisters in Stamping
Karla, Debbie & Rachel

Friday, October 4, 2019

Memories and More Card Kits Used for Quick and Easy Cards

Hello and welcome to another fabulous Friday here with the Sisters in Stamping. 

This week we are ready to share with you some great cards that have been made using the Memories and More card packs from Stampin' Up! These card packs are NOT just for memory keeping (AKA scrapbooking). You can do so much more with them when you just start thinking outside the box a little bit. And cards are probably the easiest thing to make with them.

This first card is from Debbie Naylor. It's bright, cheerful and easy to make. Make sure you hop on over to her blog for more information on her card. 

Next up we have a great masculine card from Rachel Yurkanin. This card way very easy to make. Be sure to check out her blog for all of the details on her card. 

Thank you for stopping by. Be sure to join us again next week for even more ideas.

Debbie, Karla & Rachel

Monday, September 30, 2019

Hand-stamped Sympathy cards

  Happy Friday Monday and thank you so much for visiting us again this week! Sorry for the late posting but we experienced some technical difficulties this weekend.  And now on to our post...

  This week's Fabulous Friday theme is one that is always a tough one but very  much appreciated by the recipient - Sympathy cards.  Nothing shows you care more than a hand-stamped card. Check out what our designers came up with this week....

  Up first is Karla Anders with this beautiful monochromatic sympathy card featuring the Hold onto Hope stamp set. Please check out Karla's blog post here for more information about her project.

  And next we have Rachel Yurkanin's gorgeous card featuring the Perennial Essence DSP and Woven Heirlooms stamp set.  Be sure to visit her blog post here to get all the details about this card.

  Last but not least is this dog-lover's sympathy card from Debbie Naylor. Losing a pet is so hard and hopefully this card will brighten their day just a little bit.  Please hop over to Debbie's blog post here for more details about her card.

  As always, we thank you for stopping by.  We hope we brought you some ideas and inspiration so that you can use your Stampin' Up! products to make some fabulous sympathy cards.  Thanks and have a great weekend!

* Debbie, Karla and Rachel *

Saturday, September 21, 2019

Fabulous Saturday?

Welcome back to the 3rd week of our 10 year blog anniversary! Sometimes life happens and other things don't happen when there suppose too! Better late than never? All of the Sisters have gone into the last 10 years of blog posts and have found the post that has the most views. The goal: to re-create that post with current Stampin' Up! products. Let's get on with the ceremony!!

Rachel is up first with her re-take on her card from this post. Go check out how she did!

Up next is Karla's re-take on her card from this post. Take a look at her blog!

And, lastly here is a picture of this week's blog candy, win this blog candy by leaving us a comment! A winner will be announced in next week's Fabulous Friday post. And, now last week--

Congrats to Jettie for winning last week's blog candy!

As always thank-you for joining us today! Next week is the last week of our 10 Year Celebration, make sure you come back for more giveaways!
The Sisters in Stamping
~Karla, Debbie and Rachel~

Friday, September 13, 2019

Celebrating 10 Years with a Color Challenge3

Happy Fabulous Friday everyone,

We are sharing some great projects using a color challenge this week, as well as,  continuing our blog candy in celebration of Sisters in Stamping 10 year anniversary.  Don't forget to leave a comment here if you would like a chance to win the blog candy. Tell us what you would like to see, your favorite projects we've shared or just say, "Hello!" It's really that simple.

The color challenge includes whisper white, basic black, pineapple punch and real red. What can you make using those colors.

First up, we have Debbie Naylor's card. The pop of yellow stands out so much against the black and white background. This is a great card to brighten someones day and just let them know you are thinking about them. Don't forget to visit her blog for more details.

Next, we have Karla Anders card. Isn't that little chick adorable? He's all ready for the upcoming holidays. What great Christmas inspiration. Definitely a fun card to receive during the holidays. Be sure to visit Karla's blog for more information.

And finally, we have Rachel Yurkanin's card. This card is a great card for a teacher or to make for the teacher to give to her students. It is sure to make either recipient smile thinking that someone cared enough to make them a card. Don't forget to visit her blog for all the details.

And now for our blog candy. This week you can win this blog candy by simply leaving us a comment. 

Congratulations to jeandgroot who is the winner of last week's blog candy!!

Thank you for the continued support these past ten years. We're looking forward to many more years of stamping with you.

Debbie, Karla and Rachel

Saturday, September 7, 2019

Celebrating 10 years of Fabulous Fridays!!!!

  Happy Friday and Happy 10 Year Anniversary to us!!  We published our first Fabulous Friday post way back on September 4, 2009 (see it HERE).  Originally there were 4 of us, all friends through Stampin' Up! who attended Convention in Salt Lake City, Utah in July 2009 and decided to start this creative journey together: Debbie Naylor, Jacque Craig, Karla Anders and Rachel Yurkanin.  We came from all over the United States but all had a love of Stampin' Up! in common.  Jacque left us a few years back to focus on her business. Jennifer Rawlings then joined us but is now taking a break to focus on her family. Rachel Yurkanin took a short break to focus on work/family and has since re-joined us.  Cindy Blekas was a long-time guest designer and we hope to see her pop back in from time to time.  Through the years we have enjoyed coming up with themes to get our creative juices flowing and we hope that we have inspired you.

  To thank you for visiting us each and every week we are giving away Blog Candy to a lucky winner each week for the next three Fridays! This week our Blog Candy includes a package of Large Pearl Basic Jewels, Crushed Curry Baker's Twine and the Beautiful Peacock stamp set.  To enter, please leave us a comment below - you can tell us what you've liked or what you'd like to see in future projects or themes, what your favorite Stampin' Up! products are, etc.... anything to encourage us and share in our celebration.  Next Thursday morning at 9 am ET (September 12, 2019), we will randomly choose a winner and announce it on our blog next Friday.  So what are you waiting for?  Go ahead and get a comment submitted so you don't forget to enter!  And when you're done with that, read on to see some fun Then and Now projects - we decided to take a past Fabulous Friday project and re-vamp it using current products... a fun CASE of a past project.  Enjoy!


And then...

  Up first is this fun butterfly card from Karla Anders.  She CASE'd her Fabulous Friday card from May 31, 2013.  Don't you like this vertical design? Be sure to visit Karla's blog post here for more information about her card.


And then...

  Next we have this sponged beach scene card from Debbie Naylor.  She CASE'd her Fabulous Friday card from June 14, 2013.  The stamp set, die cuts and colors may have retired but it isn't too far off, is it?  Be sure to hop over to Debbie's blog post here to get more details about this project.


And then...

  And last up is this fun nautical card from Rachel Yurkanin.  She CASE'd her Fabulous Friday card from June 30, 2017.  Looks like she drew her inspiration from the stripes and colors of her card.  For more information about this project, please visit Rachel's blog post here.

  As always, thanks so much for visiting!  Have a fabulous weekend and don't forget to enter our Blog Candy contest by leaving us a comment below.

* Debbie, Karla and Rachel *

Friday, August 30, 2019

2019 Holiday Mini

Welcome back to the Sisters in Stamping blog! We are focusing this week on the newly released 2019 Holiday Mini Catalog. It does feature Christmas sets and products but it has so much more too-- really fun Fall sets, cute Halloween products and beautiful Thanksgiving ideas. So let's get started!

Rachel will be rejoining the Sisters in Stamping for weekly Fabulous Friday posts. She debuts her return this week with this pretty Fall card. Here is a link to her post for today.

Here is Karla's card for this week, she used a set from the 2019 Holiday Mini called Christmas Crowd. Be sure to go to her blog for this week's post because this card has a surprise!

Thank-you for joining us this Friday for the Holiday Mini preview! You will want to mark your calendar to be back next week we have a big announcement and some special happenings!
Until then, the Sisters in Stamping
Karla, Debbie and Rachel 

Friday, August 23, 2019

Back to School

Welcome friends!  
It is back to school time and we are celebrating this special season by sharing a variety of back to school projects.  These projects are perfect for gifts to students, teachers, or school administrators.

First up is Karla Ander's super cute A+ Teacher card featuring products from the new 2019-2020 Holiday Mini Catalog.  I lover her color choices and the apple slice is good enough to eat!  Be sure to check out Karla's blog for more details.

Next is Jennifer Rawlings' custom gift bag made for first day of school gifts to our favorite teachers.  This bag is made with two sheets of 12 x 12 DSP - a quick and easy project - and filled it with large library clips and chocolates.  Visit Jennifer's blog here.

Debbie Naylor created this wonderful covered notepad and post-it pad set using the Free as a Bird set and Magnolia DSP.  What teacher wouldn't love to get this gift on the first day of school?!  Hop over to Debbie's blog here to see exactly how she created this project. 

Thanks for stopping by this week.  We appreciate your continued support.

The Sisters In Stamping
** Debbie, Jennifer, & Karla **

Friday, August 16, 2019

Fabulous Florals

  Hello and Happy Friday!  Thanks so much for visiting us again this week and welcome if you are new to this blog.  Each week we present you with projects that we have designed based on a theme or product with the hope that it will bring you inspiration and new ways to use all of the fabulous products offered by Stampin' Up!  This week we are focusing on florals, after all who doesn't love flowers?  Summertime is bursting with color as flowers are in bloom all around and Stampin' Up! helps you capture that look in your stamped projects with a huge assortment of different stamp set images, Designer Paper designs, punches and die-cuts to choose from that range from the impressionist style to beautifully colored to realistic... just take a look at these fabulous DSP packs below and you'll understand what I mean.

  Go to your demonstrator's Stampin' Up! store and type in "floral" or "flower" in the product search and you will get a list of dozens of different products from which to choose.  Here are the ones we chose this week - we hope you enjoy our fabulous floral creations!

  Up first is Karla Anders with her gorgeous monochromatic birthday card.  She used the brand new Noble Peacock foil sheets - be sure to visit her blog post here to find out what product she used to cut it and the floral set she stamped with on this card.

  Next we have this bright and cheery congratulations card from Debbie Naylor.  Please hop over to her blog post here to find out which floral stamp set she used on her die-cut.

  As always, thanks so much for stopping by and we hope to see you back again next week.  Make some time to stamp and have a fabulous weekend!

* Debbie, Jennifer and Karla *

Friday, August 9, 2019

Embossing Paste Friday

Welcome to our blog! For those of you who return week after week, thank-you! We focus each week on new products or techniques, this week we are looking at something that's been in the catalog for a little while now, Embossing Paste. When it first came out we all bought some wanting to try it out. But, then life happens and it gets pushed aside for other things. We decided that we needed a push to get us designing with it so we picked it for this week's Fabulous Friday theme. Let's take a look!

Karla is up first with her card, she used the Shimmery White Embossing Paste right out of the jar with a Decorative Mask. There are some close-up pictures on her blog post today.

 Next is Debbie's beautiful flowery card. She used the White Embossing Paste, a re-inker and some Shimmer Paint to make her Paste match her card, clever huh? Here is a link to her post so you can read up.

Last up is Jennifer, she really thought out of the box with her card-- she used her Embossing Paste as a smeared background. You'll have to go to her blog to get more instructions.

Hopefully you can come back next week, we will be getting our Floral stamp sets out!
The Sisters in Stamping
Jennifer, Karla & Debbie

Friday, August 2, 2019

Beach/Lake Inspired

Welcome to another Fabulous Friday!  We can hardly believe it is August already.  It seems we just started summer and here we are nearly at the end.  Many summer destinations tend to be the beach or lake for relaxation and inspiration.  So the SIS designers decided to create projects reflecting this inspiration - let's see what they created.

First up is Karla's inspirational masculine lighthouse card.  She used the new Sailing Home stamp set.  What I thought was interesting about her card is the fact that she started with bakers twine to pick her color combination.  You'll want to stop by Karla's blog here for all the details. 

Next up is Debbie's summer beach house right there on the waterfront.  Doesn't this make you wish you were there now feeling the warmth of the sun, the freshness of the ocean, and the chill from your daiquiri?  Hop on over to Debbie's blog here to learn more about her project.

Finally, here is Jennifer's card.  She also used the Sailing Home stamp set.  This is a great set for the guys, or anyone else who loves nautical designs.  The uplifting message is embellished with an anchor trinket but still remains quite masculine.  Please visit Jennifer's blog for more ideas.

Thanks again for stopping in.  We love your visits.
We hope you have a wonderful rest of your summer - we plan on taking advantage of all that we have left.  See you here again next Friday!

The Sisters In Stamping
Karla, Debbie, & Jennifer

Friday, July 26, 2019

CASE'ing the Annual Catalog for Fabulous Card Ideas

  Hello and Happy Friday!  Did you know what a fabulous resource the Stampin' Up! 2019-2020 Annual Catalog is? It is filled with hundreds of samples with great layouts and superb color combinations that are great when you hit a creative slump.  CASE (copy and share everything) is a philosophy that we all embrace here and we wanted to show you how easy it is to take a card that you love from the catalog and have it provide inspiration for a totally new project.

  First up we have Karla Anders with her fantastic masculine card.  She chose a card from page 32 of the catalog - do you see how that great layout turned into this fabulous card?  Be sure to visit Karla's blog post here for more information about her project.

  And here is a more feminine card from Debbie Naylor.  She chose a card from page 41 of the catalog.  Don't forget to hop over to Debbie's blog post here to get all the details about her card.

  We hope we have inspired you to take another look at your catalog and really examine the gorgeous samples inside - you might find your next favorite card layout or color combination!

  Thanks so much for visiting us this week and we hope to see you back again next week when we share beach/lake inspired projects.   Have a fabulous weekend!!

* Debbie, Jennifer and Karla *

Friday, July 19, 2019

Folding Fabulous Friday

Some fun folding is what the Sisters are up to this week! Sometimes you just need to try a new fold for something new. Let's take a look at what they have to share.

 Jennifer is up first with her double-fold card. Her card is a great use of the Designer Series Paper called Woven Threads and has a gender neutral theme. Here is a link to her blog for you to read up on her creation.

Next is Debbie with her card, she used a stepped fold. The way she used the die cut thank-you and the stamped sentiment together on the front really sets this card apart. Jump on over to her post for today to take a look.

Lastly we have Karla's contribution for today, this folding technique is called a free standing pop-up card. You can scoot on over to her post to see her fun summer-y card open.

Thank-you for stopping by today to check out our projects, hope you can make it back next week!
The Sisters in Stamping
Debbie, Karla and Jennifer