Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Free Digital Downloads All Week!

Go to my online store to get free downloads for your digital designing every day this week, yay!
Now go play!

Friday, October 26, 2012

24 Hour Sale, Yippee!

What will you pick? I'm making a long list of stamp sets that I've wanted to get for the Holidays but I didn't quite want to bite the bullet on because, this Monday, for the first time that I know of (and I've been with Stampin' Up! for over ten years now, we are having a sale on ALL stamp sets, 15% off, yippee!  I am sweetening the deal with a little "extra" just from me... for every stamp set you purchase you may pick a handmade card from my big stash - I have boxes of them (I'm such a hoarder) and there are some beauties in there! If you order long distance then I will pick some cute ones and mail 'em out to you.

So get ready to call/email/text/smoke signal me with your orders! Or just go ahead and shop on my website www.brendamarshall.stampinup.net. The sale starts at midnight Sunday and ends at 11:50 p.m. Monday! Set your alarms! (But please don't call me in the middle of the night, haha) I'll be home all day Monday so feel free to stop by and shop in person too! (I might even have a little free make & take set up for you :-) )

This is one of my favorite stamp sets that you might have overlooked - it's called For the Birds and is a great all occasion set with greetings and cute images for every occasion. I cut the sentiment apart from the image on most of the stamps so I can use them separately or together - this simple trick gives you a lot more versatility.  It would usually cost $32.95 wood mount or $24.95 clear mount but on Monday it will be $28.00 wood mount or only $21.20 clear mount. Gotta love that!

I look forward to hearing from you... Have a terrific weekend! Brenda

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Look what I found on my driveway!

I was sweeping the driveway when I saw my cat, Sadie, staring at this guy, isn't he amazing? It took me ages to get an in-focus picture and the whole time he was watching me as I moved around, spooky!

Monday, October 22, 2012


I took this card outside to photograph it and there was a LOT of sunshine (which was good) and a LOT of wind (not so good!) I had to leap up and rescue it from around the yard several times before I could snap this shot!  I was glad nobody could see me as I would go to grab it just as it would fly off a few feet further, cute.
This was a make and take at our BLISS demonstrator team meeting last week - it uses a stamp set, Feel Goods, we got at Founder's that will be in the Occasions mini in the New Year. I really love the words on this sentiment, so true! I simply embossed the greeting on Watercolor paper and then used my Aquapainter and ink from the lid of my ink pads to add color. The Daffodil Delight Seam Binding Ribbon finished off my five minute card.

Items used:
Feel Goods stamp set
Daffodil Delight Seam Binding Ribbon
Watercolor Paper
Stamp Set
Pretty In Pink card stock
Regal Rose ink pad
Pumpkin Pie ink pad
Daffodil Delight ink pad
Versamark ink pad
Pewter embossing powder

Sunday, October 21, 2012

Sweet Tweet Card!

Here is another card we made at Stamp Club this month. The great thing about our stamp clubs is we are able to learn these "stepped up" techniques & tricks... also, it's a great way to keep abreast of all the new toys! I love having this opportunity to share new ideas, plus it gives me a great excuse to get the new stuff so I can share it with all my clubs! Gotta love that!

Items used to make this card:
Early Espresso Core-dination Paper
Sanding System
Cherry Cobbler Seam Binding Ribbon
Tweet Leaves Single Stamp
Autumn Leaves Bigz Die
Cherry Cobbler Embossing Powder
Fabulous Phrases Stamp Set
Word Window Punch
Ribbon Slide
Marina Mist card stock
River Rock card stock
Corner Rounder punch

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Shake your Booty!

I saw this adorable witch's broom that somebody had made at Founder's Circle and  I knew I had to case it for my stamp club girls. Even people who don't have trick or treaters would love to give this to a friend don't you think? Personally I like anything that celebrates us shaking our booty, don't you?! Haha!

Want to know how to make it? It was easy!
First take your sucker and color the stick with a Sharpie, take a coffee filter (I had to SEARCH to find the natural color, don't get me started on shopping in Bayfield again...!) ANYWAY - poke a hole in the center and slide it down over the lollipop. Snip the coffee filter all the way around. I put a little glue inside and then wound some linen thread around it to hold it in place.
Stamp the witch's boot from the super-cute stamp set, Bootiful Occasions, in Staz-on and punch out using the 2 1/2" circle punch, slice off one edge and adhere to a punched out 2 1/2" of circle designer series paper (I used the Howlingstooth & Scaringbone DSP from the Holiday catty, love it!)
Color in using Tangerine Tango and Gumball Green markers and add a punched Champagne Glimmer Circle to add a little bling.  Stamp the greeting and punch out using the Large Oval Punch, adhere to an Oval Scallop punched out of Tangerine Tango.

Easy Peasy and THANK YOU to the creator, but I don't know who that was, if you know please let me know so I can credit her.

Have a wonderful day, looking forward to Halloween!

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Gumball Greetings!

I really love this card, it's something I could imagine making a whole stack of pretty easily.  Just one simple ornament stamped in Gumball Green just pops off the page thanks to the shape, easily cut out with the Holiday Ornaments framelits, love it! 

She used the Core-dinations paper, also in Gumball Green, you are going to love this card stock! It has a white core (hence the name, core-dinations!)  Because of the white core when you run it through the Big Shot the card is distressed a little and the white core shows through! You can emphasize it further by sanding off the top layer using the new sanding system, something else you are going to love! We learned how to use this system in stamp club this month. Let me know if you'd like to hear more about club, we have way too much fun :-)

Have a terrific Tuesday! 

Monday, October 15, 2012

Modern Ornaments

I just love this contemporary card I received at Founder's Circle, you can't quite see it but some of the "splatters" are done with the new Illuminate pad so it they have a subtle sheen - If you look carefully you can see some subtle piercing on this card too using the new Festive Piercing pack that you can get for free when you purchase the Ornament Keepsake stamp set or bundle plus Candlelight Christmas DSP!

Shop online on my website www.brendamarshall.stampinup.net

Have a wonderful week! Brenda

Saturday, October 13, 2012

October Special from Stampin' Up!

I got this card at Founder's, isn't it great? I love how Meg used lots of pieces of this gorgeous Candlelight Christmas Specialty Designer Series Paper - as well as the Ornament Keepsakes stamp set and Holiday Ornaments framelits. This month if you buy the Creating Keepsakes Stamp set plus the Candlelight Christmas Designer Series Paper you can get the Festive Piercing Pack for free! You can choose to get the Ornament Keepsakes bundle plus the DSP instead if you prefer. I will be sharing some other beautiful cards made using this set and bundle here on my blog this week.

Here are the details of the promotion - shop anytime online at www.brendamarshall.stampinup.net or email me with your order!
Retail Value
Special Price
Christmas Gift Pack (wood-mount)
Includes Ornament Keepsakes Set (wood-mount), Candlelight Christmas Specialty Designer Series Paper, Festive Paper-Piercing Pack
132261Christmas Gift Pack (clear-mount)
Includes Ornament Keepsakes Set (clear-mount), Candlelight Christmas Specialty Designer Series Paper, Festive Paper-Piercing Pack
132262Christmas Gift Pack (wood-mount bundle)
Includes Ornament Keepsakes Bundle (wood-mount), Candlelight Christmas Specialty Designer Series Paper, and Festive Paper-Piercing Pack
132263Christmas Gift Pack (clear-mount bundle)
Includes Ornament Keepsakes Bundle (clear-mount), Candlelight Christmas Specialty Designer Series Paper, and Festive Paper-Piercing Pack

Have a great weekend! Brenda