Monday, October 6, 2014

Fall is HERE??

I was so happy when I turned the calendar to OCTOBER!!!  YES, Fall...my favorite time of year!!!  But, although the calendar says October, it has still been in the high 80's.  Although, I have to say, I am enjoying the clear blue skies and beautiful weather. 

Having said all of that.....Happy Fall!!!  What do you think of when you think of the word Fall??

My mind automatically goes to cooking, baking, Fall leaves, pumpkins and eventually Thanksgiving.  But, that's moving right along and I'm not ready to be THAT far into Fall, just yet.

I have been busy working on Fall cards and even sneaking in a few Christmas cards, here and there.  I will be focusing mostly on Christmas Cards for my Card Buffet for November and also December.  Read more about my Card Buffet at the top on the Card Buffet tab.
Here is a simple card I made to welcome in Fall.  It is made with the "Holiday Home" bundle in the SU Holiday catalog. 
This bundle is so much fun!!!  I am going to try and come up with a card for every season, using this stamp set and framelits.

The background was made using the little leaf, tree and pumpkin stamps in the set.
And, I LOVE this ribbon!!!  This particular one is called Hello Honey but it also comes in the other "In Colors"; Blackberry Bliss, Mossy Meadow, Lost Lagoon and Tangelo Twist.   
Be watching for more of this set in the near future.

Have a great day!!!!
And, I hope you find time to PawsNstamp.

Char

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Exciting news about Blendabilities!!

Welcome to OCTOBER!!!  Can you tell I am excited about FALL??

And, I have some good news to share, as well!!
Stampin' Up! has determined that we can use more than just Memento Black Ink with our Blendabilities.  Check the chart below to see what Classic Ink Pads can also be used to stamp your image.  Note that it is still recommended to use only Whisper White Cardstock.
What Sets Them Apart:
  • The Stampin' Up! rectangular barrel keeps your markers from rolling away.
  • Flat storage helps to maintain the life of each marker.
  • Each marker comes with a tip on each end: brush and fine.
  • Marker tips are made of nylon, which is superior to polyester which can fray.
  • Color-coded caps.
  • Stampin' Up! markers coordinate wonderfully with our cardstock and can be used with transparent sheets.
Stampin' Blendabilities are designed to work with our Memento Ink Pad. The markers also work well with several of our Classic Stampin' Pads, noted below.

Keep in mind that colors not listed are prone to smearing and aren't recommended for use with Stampin' Blendabilities. Also, remember that you'll get the best blending results using Whisper White Cardstock and when the stamped image is completely dry.
Classic Stampin' Pads
Always Artichoke
Baked Brown Sugar
Blushing Bride
Calypso Coral
Coastal Cabana
Crisp Cantaloupe
Crumb Cake
Crushed Curry
Daffodil Delight
Garden Green
Hello Honey
Marina Mist
Melon Mambo
Lost Lagoon
Old Olive
Pear Pizzazz
Pink Pirouette
Pistachio Pudding
Pool Party
Pumpkin Pie
Sahara Sand
Smoky Slate
So Saffron
Soft Sky
Tangelo Twist
Tangerine Tango
Tempting Turquoise
Wild Wasabi
Wisteria Wonder

Click on the Blue links to check out some videos on using Blendabilities.


Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Stamp, Stock and Save

Hi Everyone,

In honor of World Card Making Day, SU has a promotion to help you save on your favorite inks, Card stock and a few selected stamps.

Starting tomorrow, October 1st through October 6th, you can stock up on your card stock and inks and save 15% and 20% on selected stamps.

To order, just go to my website, tomorrow or sometime before the 6th to take advantage of this great deal!!

Remember, too, that if you select me as your demonstrator, and your order is $25 or more in any given month......you get that month's Card Buffet FREE.  Please be sure you check the box to be contacted, or I won't have an e-mail in order to send it to you.

You can read more about the Card Buffet at the tab above.

Have a fantastic FALL day!!!

Char


Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Fall is around the corner

That's right, Fall is just around the corner. The nights, here, are getting chillier and with Fall comes Halloween.

My Granddaughter LOVES Halloween but mostly anything to do with PUMPKINS.

I made this card for her using the Fall Fest stamp set from SU and the Fun Fall Framelits.
I have had a blast using this set.  Actually it comes in a bundle so you can save some money.
The bundle is 137628 and it is $34.75.  If bought separately it would be $40.90.....so you save $6.15.
I also used the stamp set You Little Furball #134150 clear.
The designer paper I used is part of the new Motley Monsters Designer Series Paper in the new holiday catalog.  LOVE this paper.  See the eyes peeking through the trees??

I just cut out the ghost using my framelit and put some eyes on him....and attached him to the card using Wobble Springs (I purchased from Amazon.com)

The cat, I had to fussy cut.....and added him to the card using Stampin' Dimensionals.

The ribbon is not SU....but some cute ribbon I had on hand....and thought it was appropriate with this card.

SIMPLE!!!!  But, I also used this card at a stamping retreat over the weekend and they liked it.

Another thing I have done with the ghost is to cut him out of Glimmer paper and I have also stamped and embossed him.  So much fun!!!

I have more Fall cards to share with you in the upcoming days.

Stay tuned!!

Oh and since it's Tuesday, don't forget to go to my online store and check out the Tuesday specials.  The new heart punch is on sale.  Also, while you are there, check out the new clearance items.

Have a great day!!
And, take time to PawsNStamp

Char

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Summer is over .....and a New Stamp Set is available!!!

It's been an incredibly busy last 30+ days, but it should start slowing down now that my 50 year class Reunion, all the birthday celebrations and summer are pretty much over.  What a whirlwind of activity!!!  Oh well, it keeps me young??

I wanted to share with you a brand new stamp set that just was released and will be available for about 6 months.  It's called "You're Wonderful" and you can read more about it at my SU online store .  I think it's an awesome set.

You're Wonderful Photopolymer Stamp Set
While you are there, check out the weekly deals.  Several of the punches are on sale.

And, last but not least, there is a fantastic stamp set that is only available to hostesses or customers having a $300 order.  Remember this is in 'addition' to all the other goodies you get for hostessing a party.  It's only available till October 31st. 
 Hostess stamp set
To check it out go to my website 

I am off this weekend to attend a stamping reunion with a bunch of gals from a former company we all demonstrated for.  This is our 10th year of getting together.  Lots of fun and fun projects!

Have a great week!!!!!

And, remember to take time to PawsNStamp.
Char

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Tuesday Deals, whoops!!

Yesterday,  I forgot to share the Tuesday Deals, but that's ok as they are good through Monday Aug 25th.  You can view and order any of these at my website:  http://charwilson.stampinup.net 

The Elegant butterfly punch is one I frequently use!!!
Elegant Butterfly Punch
ELEGANT BUTTERFLY PUNCH
Price$15.95 $11.96
Finishing Touches Edgelits Die
FINISHING TOUCHES EDGELITS DIE
Price$9.95 $7.46
Honeycomb Textured Impressions Embossing Folder
HONEYCOMB TEXTURED IMPRESSIONS EMBOSSING FOLDER
Price$7.95 $5.96
Silver Sparkle Dazzling Details
SILVER SPARKLE DAZZLING DETAILS
Price$2.50 $1.88
Squares Collection Framelits Die
SQUARES COLLECTION FRAMELITS DIE
Price$26.95 $20.21
Travel Journal Digital Kit - Digital Download - by Stampin' Up!
TRAVEL JOURNAL DIGITAL KIT - DIGITAL DOWNLOAD
Price$9.95 $5.97
Twine Baker's Early Espresso
TWINE BAKER'S EARLY ESPRESSO
Price$2.95 $2.21
Vanilla Coaster Board
VANILLA COASTER BOARD
Price$5.95 $4.46



Have a fantastic day!!

Hugs,
Char



Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Summertime is.....crazy


 And, Summertime is busy!  And, LAZY!!!  When it's hot outside, I don't have a lot of ambition!!  Just keeping it honest and real ;-)

We don't have Air Conditioning in our home except for a window unit in the bedroom, so when it gets over 80+ outside, it's also about the temperature inside as well.  When we had that couple weeks or so of over 90+ weather, I couldn't even think about making cards in this hot room.

Anyway, I am starting to make cards again and right now am working on the cards for my Card Buffet for September, so I haven't been making many others.

Here is one, that I may have posted awhile back, but it's one of my favorites and SO EASY to put together.  It uses the Flower Shop stamp set and Pansy punch.

The trick is in lining up the stamp and punch.  I found a sort of easy way to accomplish that but you have to do it when you first get your stamp set.

If you use clear mount, you need to do this before you take them out of the rubber tray they come in.  Then, you just mark your punch at the right petal and also the petal on each stamp at exactly the same place.

Hope this works for you!!

Have a great day and remember to take time to Paws N Stamp!!!

Char