Sunday, October 28, 2012

Sell-a-stamp Spooktacular

(banner created by Nancy Berg)

Stampin' Up is offering a stamp sale for one day only on Monday, October 29th! Don't miss out! If there is a set (or sets) that you have had your eye on, now is the time to get them at a great price!

Here are the details:
  • Starting at 12:00 AM (MT) and ending at 11:50 PM (MT), almost every stamp we sell will be 15 percent off.
This means all stamps in the current catalogs including: Background stamps, Personalized name stamps, Cookie press stamps, Single-image stamps

This DOES NOT include: Hostess sets, Bundled stamp sets, Digital stamp brush sets

There is no minimum purchase, and no limit to the number of stamps you can order. Any order type qualifies for this promotion-customer, demonstrator, workshop, or online.

Stampin' Up now offers stamps that can be purchased individually. These stamps are also included in the sale. For more information and to see the available single stamps, click here.

If you are a local customer and would like to save on shipping, I am placing an order tomorrow and would be happy to add your order to mine. You can also order directly from my website ( Please get your orders to me via email ( as soon as possible! I will place the order no later than 9:00 PM tomorrow evening.

Thanks and have a wonderful day!

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New Single Stamps Offered!

Stampin' Up has added several stamps to the list of stamps that you can order individually. Some of them are from existing sets and some are brand new, never before seen stamps! The stamps are clear mount and come in a bag, rather than a case. They are available for a limited time only. Please let me know if you have any questions.

Here are the current offerings...

These stamps are all included in the stamp sale happening on Monday, October 29th. All stamps are 15% off during the sale. More details on the Sell-a-Stamp Spooktacular Sale can be found here.

Thanks and have a wonderful day!

~Marla Pin It

Friday, October 26, 2012

Fab 3D Ornament

Hey there, stampers! I can't believe that it has been two weeks since my last post! Thank goodness I am on the design team at Fab Friday, so that I at least have to post every two weeks. I have periods where I stamp a lot and other times where it just doesn't happen. Such is life, I guess...

Anyway, Mindy has a great sketch for us this time! I think this sketch has lots of possibility. I know that you will all do great things with it.

Here is my take on the sketch...
Stampin' Up Supplies Used:
Stamps: Ornament Keepsakes
Paper: Cherry Cobbler, Very Vanilla, Champagne Glimmer
Ink: Cherry Cobbler
Accessories: Big Shot, Lacy Brocade EF, 3" Circle Die, Holiday Ornament framelits, Simply Scored, Paper-Piercing Tool, Stampin' Pierce Mat, Festive Paper-Piercing Pack, Cherry Cobbler Seam Binding
I just love these ornaments and the champagne glimmer paper. I also really love this color combination for Christmas. I have been seeing lots of these 3D ornaments and decided to give them a try. They are really easy to make. I stamped three ornaments and cut them out using the coordinating framelits and the Big Shot. I then scored all three down the middle vertically using the Simply Scored tool. Then I attached them together using glue dots being careful to line up the edges. For the ribbon border around the circle die cut, I attached glue dots along the edge of the back of the circle (probably a glue dot every 1/2") and then just looped the ribbon over to form ruffles and the glue dots held everything in place. This card could probably still be mailed as long as you flattened the ornament before putting it into the envelope.
Thanks for stopping by! I hope you enjoyed my card. Now, head on over to Fab Friday and play along with our sketch challenge! If you need any additional inspiration, please visit the blogs of my fellow design team members. They are all truly FAB!

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Friday, October 12, 2012

TGI... Fab Friday

As if Fridays weren't fab enough... it's time for another challenge at Fab Friday! Mindy has a color challenge for us this week. I have to admit, I struggled with this one. I love these three colors, but I had a hard time coming up with a good way to use them together, but what good is a challenge that doesn't challenge us and make us stretch our creativity a little, right? I encourage you to play along with us this week and see how you can grow creatively.

This was my take on these colors. I was inspired by a sketch that I found on Pinterest that was originally posted on the Try Stampin' on Tuesday challenge blog. It is a fun and versatile sketch.

Stampin' Up Supplies Used:
Stamps: Perfectly Penned
Ink: Midnight Muse
Paper: Midnight Muse, Island Indigo, Summer Starfruit, Whisper White, 2012-2014 In Color DSP stack, Summer Smooches DSP
Accessories: Big Shot, Chevron EF, Holiday Collection framelits, Island Indigo ruffled ribbon

All in all, this is a very simple project, but I like the way it turned out. I'm not sure what is up with my camera lately, but I really did use Summer Starfruit (even though it looks more like Daffodil Delight in the picture).

Please be sure to pop on over to the Fab Friday blog and link up your own project using these fun colors. I can't wait to see what you come up with!

If you need a little additional inspiration, check out the blogs of my fellow design team members! They are all amazing stampers!

Mindy Backes
Cindy Beach
Jason Casper
Amanda Mertz
Brenda Myers
Jan Tink
Wendy Weixler

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Thursday, October 11, 2012

November Buffet Choices

I have been hard at work getting everything ready for my upcoming Christmas Project buffets. Below are the projects for November. If you plan to attend on either Saturday, November 3rd (10:00-2:00) or Friday, November 16th (7:00-11:00), please look at the choices below and email me ( with a list of the projects that you would like to make along with the quantity of each. Please use the name posted above each picture in your list to avoid any confusion. Thanks and I hope to see you at one of these fun events.

#1- Rudolph

For more details on this card, click here.
#2 Ornament

For more details, click here.
#3 Wise Men

Supplies Used:
Stamps: Come to Bethlehem
Paper: Midnight Muse, Crumb Cake
Ink: Midnight Muse
Accessories: Big Shot, Labels framelits, Crumb Cake seam binding, basic rhinestones
Inspired by this card
#4 Christmas Cheer

Supplies Used:
Stamps: Scentsational Season, Sweet Essentials
Paper: Marina Mist, Cherry Cobbler, Whisper White
Ink: Marina Mist, Cherry Cobbler, Early Espresso, Illuminate
Accessories: Big Shot, Northern Flurry EF, Holiday Collection framelits, 3/4" circle punch, Cherry Cobbler seam binding, rhinestones
Inspired by this card
#5 Banners

Supplies Used:
Stamps: Greeting of the Season
Paper: Cherry Cobbler, Gumball Green, Very Vanilla, Be of Good Cheer DSP
Ink: Gumball Green
Accessories: Big Shot, Petals-a-Plenty EF, Cherry Cobbler seam binding
#6 Treat Holder
Supplies Used:
Stamps: Embellished Events, Delightful Decorations, Tiny Tags
Paper: Basic Black, Real Red,Whisper White, red glimmer paper
Ink: Real Red
Accessories: 2 3/8" Scallop Circle punch, 1 3/4" Circle punch, Ornament punch, Jewelry Tag punch, Simply Scored, Simply Scored Diagonal Plate, small silver brad
Inspired by this project made by Dawn Griffith
The double treat holder has a pocket on each side. It is the perfect size to fit a Ghirardelli square chocolate on one side and a gift card on the other (or two chocolates or two gift cards).
Thanks for taking a minute to look over my projects. I hope to see you at one of my November events! Be sure to stop back by tomorrow to see the new Fab Friday challenge!

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Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Freshly Made Ornament

Wow! Has it really been almost two weeks since my last post? That isn't good, but is a good indication of what my life has been like lately. The weeks are flying by and I feel like I have been running in a million directions for several weeks in a row. I'm hoping that life will start to slow down a bit, so I can do a little more stamping for fun.

I did take a few minutes to stamp this morning while my daughter, Caroline, was at preschool. It was partly for fun and partly to finish up my samples for my November Christmas buffets (I will have the choices posted tomorrow instead of today because I have one card that I want to make some changes to- sorry for the delay).

I haven't had a chance to play along at Freshly Made Sketches lately, but I really liked this week's sketch, so I decided it was time to jump back in. This is what I came up with...

Stampin' Up Supplies Used:
Stamps: Ornament Keepsakes, More Merry Messages
Paper: Crumb Cake, Raspberry Ripple, Perfect Plum, Whisper White, Champagne Glimmer paper
Ink: Raspberry Ripple, Perfect Plum
Accessories: Big Shot, Vintage Wallpaper EF, Ornament framelits, Cherry Cobbler baker's twine, Perfect Plum taffeta ribbon, homemade shimmer spray

I just LOVE Christmas cards made using non-traditional colors. This color combination came straight from the color coach. I really like Raspberry Ripple and Perfect Plum and I think they work nicely together. I also love the little bit of added sparkle that the glimmer paper provides. Nothing says Christmas like a little bit of sparkle. :)

Here is the sketch from Freshly Made Sketches so you can play along too...

Thanks for stopping by! Please be sure to stop by tomorrow to see my November buffet choices and again on Friday to see my next card for the Fab Friday challenge.

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