Friday, October 24, 2014

Water Color Winter - Take Two

Here is another card from the Simply Created Watercolor Winter Card Kit.  If you missed the first one, you can see it HERE.

I really enjoyed painting these letters as well as the sled and trees from the first posting.  They were all so simple.  Just a little bit of ink from our refills and a little bit of water and you're ready to paint.  The kit even comes with a watercolor paint brush!

Here I painted the lighter color first, then added more Old Olive refill to make it a little darker, then added a bit more to the mix for the darkest color.

To make it easy to line up the letters I used post it notes lined up on my grid paper and attached the post it to the card.  Easy to line up the letters and attach them nice and straight.

Finished Product: 

I did add some extra bling from our Frosted Sequins (135835).  I thought a little more sparkle would be nice, don't you?

Thank you for looking in today.  I hope you will think about purchasing this card kit from me.  I think it is one of the prettiest ones I've seen from our line of kits.
Have a great weekend!  Let Friday begin!
~ Donna

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Don't Peek - If You Want Your Paper Pumpkin as a Surprise

Here it is... October's My Paper Pumpkin.  What is better during the fall holidays than PIE?  When all the pieces are put together, they make 8 "slices of pie".  I made one of them up so far but am pondering ideas to do with some of the others.


I love the stamps with this one.  "there's no such thing as too much pie" and "holiday calories don't count"  Perfect!

Thank you for looking in today.  If you'd like to receive a great craft kit every month, sign up at and please, select me as your demonstrator, Donna Kish, Phoenix, AZ

~ Donna

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Weekly Deals - October 21st - October 27th

Weekly Deals

We hope you enjoy this week's Weekly Deals!

Settin’ Sail Photopolymer Stamp Set Item # 133453
Regular Price: $13.95 US/$16.95 CAN
Discounted Price: $10.46 US/$12.71 CAN

Jumbo Sticky Rounds Item # 127852
Regular Price: $4.95 US/$6.95 CAN
Discounted Price: $3.71 US/$5.21 CAN

Zig Zag Textured Impressions Embossing Folder Item # 133738
Regular Price: $7.95 US/$9.95 CAN
Discounted Price: $5.96 US/$7.46 CAN

Fun Frames Textured Impressions Embossing Folder Item # 133727
Regular Price: $8.95 US/$10.95 CAN
Discounted Price: $6.71 US/$8.21 CAN

Soft Sky 1/2" Seam Binding Ribbon Item # 131210
Regular Price: $6.95 US/$9.50 CAN
Discounted Price: $5.21 US/$7.13 CAN

Calypso Coral 3/4" Chevron Ribbon Item # 130018
Regular Price: $8.95 US/$12.50 CAN
Discounted Price: $6.71 US/$9.38 CAN

Little Buddy Birthday Wood-Mount Stamp Set Item # 133860
Regular Price: $21.95 US/$26.95 CAN
Discounted Price: $16.46 US/$20.21 CAN

Spook Central Designer Ensemble - Digital Download Item # 127589
Regular Price: $12.95 US/$13.95 CAN
Discounted Price: $7.77 US/$8.37 CAN

Watercolor Winter

A while ago at our Excite and Unite event we went to in Tucson, each Demonstrator there received our very own Watercolor Winter Simply Created Card Kits.  This weekend I opened mine up and boy oh boy was it fun!

The kit comes with enough supplies to make 20 cards: 5 each of 4 designs. The kit includes 20 card bases; die cut accents and background pieces; 20 envelopes (10 Coastal Cabana / 10 Crumb Cake), linen thread (although it looks more like Very Vanilla bakers twine to me), sequins and a watercolor brush.

All you need is stamps, ink, adhesives and a couple of tools. 

By mixing ink refills with a little bit of water, you can quickly color the trees, sleds and letters.  You'll want to do your coloring first so there's plenty of time to dry, but honestly, it dries very quickly.

The best way to assemble the tree to the glimmer paper is with our little glue dots.  The liquid adhesive worked well, but the glue dots were so much better!

You may notice the stamps I used  aren't the stamps shown in our Holiday Catalog (page 37), but I used what I had on hand.  Came out pretty good if I do say so myself.

I'll be sharing more cards from this kit this week.  For those of you that are local, I'm going to do a card class with this kit the first weekend in December.  Watch for more details soon and if you are interested, please let me know.  This will have to be a pre-paid class so I can pre-order the kits in time so they don't end up on backorder.

Thank you for looking in today. 

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Halloween Nugget Holder

CASEd this cute little nugget holder from my upline Lorri Heiling and I just ran with it to create some other little versions of the holder.  Thank you Lorri for the great idea!  I can't wait to change it up for other holidays.

I had some extra ghosts and moon's cut out from a previous workshop and thought this would be a great way to use them up.  I also have LOTS of googly eyes and love using them where ever I can.  Seems they are most usable at Halloween time!

Cut a strip of card stock 2" x  8 1/2" and score it at 3 1/2" and 5".  Punch each end with the Scalloped Tag Topper and you're ready to go!

Cover the nuggets with a strip of DSP 3" x 1" and wrap around the nuggets attaching with a glue dot.  I also used a glue dot to hold the candy in place inside the card stock.


Do you see the damage on tis one?  This is thanks to little Miss Kitten who loves to hang around when I'm crafting.  Apparently I made her mad earlier when I scooted her away from a straw that was off limits and the next thing I know, she's chewing on this!  Grrr.... lol  She can be such a little brat!

Oh well, it's not the first time one of the kitties in the house has pierced one of my projects!  LOL

Thank you for looking in today!  I hope you have fun making some of these cute holders.

~ Donna

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Phoenix, AZ, United States
I'm totally addicted to rubber stamps and making cards. When I first started scrapbooking, I said, "Oh I'll never buy stamps..." Oh boy was I ever wrong there!! And now here I am, enjoying the fun of being a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator and the collection just grows and grows!!!