Love you to the Moon

Love you to the Moon and back!  This is a favorite saying for several in my family and makes a perfect “I Love You!” card.
Love You to the Moon Valentine Card

SUPPLIES:
Stamps:  Love You to The Moon  w#133140  c#133143
Ink:  Cherry Cobbler
Real Red
Cherry Cobbler Marker
Chocolate Chip Marker
Card Stock:  Whisper White
Cherry Cobbler
Real Red
Big Shot:  Envelope Liner Framelits #132172
Adorning Accents Embossing Folder #125601
Tools:  Envelope Punch Board #133774 for rounding corners
Paper Trimmer with Rotary Addition and Small Scallop Blade #129410
Punch:  Wide Oval
Other:  SNAIL Adhesive
Sticky Strip
Dimensionals

Love You to the Moon Valentine CardINSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut your Whisper White card base to 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.
2.  Cut your Real Red card front to 4″ x 5-1/4″ using the Paper Trimmer with the Rotary Addition and the Small Scallop cutting blade.  Stamp random hearts and the Love Note in Cherry Cobbler ink on the card front.
3.  Cut two small Envelope Liners from Real Red card stock.  Trim one 1/4″ below the slanted dividing edge.  Emboss across the center with the Heart Adorning Accents Embossing Folder.  Round the top two corners.  Now adhere with Sticky Strip along the sides and bottom to the whole Envelope Liner.  Adhere to the card front at an angle.
4.  Cut your Whisper White card at 1-1/2″ x 3-1/2″.  Round the corners.  Color your Love you to the Moon stamp with Cherry Cobbler and Chocolate Chip Markers and stamp in desired position on card.  Stamp 4 small hearts in the corners using Real Red ink.  Slide in the pocket you just made.
5.  Stamp a Love Note in Cherry Cobbler ink on Whisper White card stock.  Punch out with the Extra Large Oval punch.  Stamp two small hearts with Real Red ink in the oval.  Adhere to your Pocket with Dimensionals.

Happy Valentine Stamping!
Nendy Kerr

Sale-a-bration Starts Today!

 

Sale-a-bration is Stampin’ Up!”s biggest sale event of the year!  From January 28-March 31, 2014 there are so many ways to get involved whether through shopping, hosting a party, or joining Stampin’ Up!  Contact me for more details.

Email me to schedule your party.  (nendy@nendyscreativecorner.com)


Do you want to schedule a party, have any questions or want more details about Sale-a-bration or joining Stampin’ Up?  Please email me at nendy@nendyscreativecorner.com and I will answer your questions and give you the details you need.

Happy Sale-a-bration!
Nendy Kerr

Sale-a-bration Q&A and Good as Gold Card Kit

This fun Good as Gold Card Kit with the Metallic Gold Foil Accents is FREE with a $50 purchase starting tomorrow, January 28, 2014.
Good As Gold Sale-a-bration 2014 Card Kit
Here are some answers to questions you might have about Sale-a-bration.
Question:  What is Sale-a-bration?
Answer:  Sale-a-bration is Stampin’ Up’s FAVORITE time of year!!  There are THREE ways to Sale-a-brate!
1.  Customers:  Choose 1 Sale-a-bration product for every $50 in merchandise you buy.
2.  Host a Party:  Schedule a Party date with me.  Invite your friends to Stamp and place orders.  If all your orders total at least $300 you will get $30 more Hostess Dollars to spend on anything in the catalog!
3.  Join Stampin’ Up!:  Start YOUR OwN Stampin’ Up! business for just $99 and get $150 dollars (regular $125) in merchandise to start your business!

Some of those who have seen the Sale-a-bration 2014 Catalog have asked me a question.
Question:  Do I have to purchase one of the Bundles shown in the Sale-a-bration catalog to earn the FREE products or can I buy anything?
Answer:  You can buy any Stampin’ Up! products that total $50 in merchandise or more (before shipping and tax).  The Bundles in the Sale-a-bration catalog are just suggestions to make it easier for you as there is only 1 item number.
Questions:  What if I want more than 1 FREE product?
Answer:  You get to choose 1 item for every $50 in merchandise you spend.  For example, buy $100 of products and choose 2 items.  The merchandise must be in increments of $50 or more.  If your merchandise is $99 you will just get to choose 1 FREE item so get some Dimensionals or a SNAIL Refill to put you over $100.  There is NO LIMIT to the amount of FREE merchandise you can earn-Except your budget 🙁
Question:  How long does Sale-a-bration last?
Answer:  January 28-March 31, 2014.
Please email me If you have additional questions.  My email address is:  nendy@nendyscreativecorner.com.

SUPPLIES:
Kit:  Good As Gold Card Kit #133512  (8 cards, envelopes, and embellishments)
Adhesives:  Glue Dots
Dimensionals
Other:  Scissors

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Fold a card in half.  Choose a Sentiment Banner, a long thing banner, a Gold Banner, a piece of Baker’s Twine, and a piece of Gold cord.
2.  You can assemble them any way you would like.  I will tell you how to copy my first one.  Lay out the Banners in the position you want them.  Adhere the sentiment banner with Dimensionals.  Punch out the Gold Star from the Gold Foil Banner.  Adhere the Gold Star with a Glue Dot.
3.  Use some of the Gold cord to wrap around your Long Thin Banner.  It will help if you have 2-3 Glue Dots on the back to help the cord stay in place.  Use additional Glue Dots to adhere to card front.
4.  Tie some Gold Cord in the Star Hole on the Gold Foil Banner.  Adhere Banner with Glue Dots.
5. Take a piece of Baker’s Twine and wrap it around 2-4 fingers.  Tie a knot in the center.  Trip off the ends.  Adhere in desired position with a Glue Dot or two.
6.  Take the Envelope and the Gold Foil Envelope Liner.  Put some SNAIL adhesive along the top, rounded part of the Envelope Liner.  Slide the Envelope Liner inside the Envelope.  Adjust the position of the Envelope Liner and press the top, rounded part to adhere the SNAIL to the Envelope flap.  Fold the Envelope flap down to crease the Go;d Foil Liner.
7.  Admire your Metallic, trendy card!  You can now make the other seven cards either doing them the same or making each one different.
8.  Admire your cards.  Give a set to someone or give them away individually.

Happy Card Making!
Nendy Kerr

So Very Grateful

I don’t know about you, but I am in the mood for some Spring Flowers!  The So Very Grateful stamp set has the beautiful Flowers I have been looking for!  I even got to watercolor them with my blender pen!  Enjoy!!
So Very Grateful Spring Flowers

SUPPLIES:
Stamps:  So Very Grateful  w#133050  c#133053
Ink:  StayzOn Black
Markers:  Pacific Point
Pool Party
Blushing Bride
Wild Wasabi
Garden Green
Blender Pen #102845
Card Stock:  Pacific Point
Tempting Turquoise
Whisper White
Big Shot:  Window Frames Collection Framelits #129021
Adorning Accents Edgelits #125595
Bitty Banners Framelits#129267
Other:  Dimensionals
SNAIL Adhesive

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut your Pacific Point card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.
2.  Cut your Tempting Turquoise at 4-1/4″ x 4-1/4″.  Cut two opposite sides using your Adorning Accents Edgelits.  Make sure the “bump out” is in the same place on each side.  This is where having two comes in nicely!
3.  Stamp your Flower image on Whisper White card stock with StazOn Black Ink.  I colored with the Marker brush tip in the spot on the flowers I wanted to be darker.  I then used the Blender Pen to blend the color in the white area.  Be careful and gentle as too much pressure or working in an area too long will cause the paper to start coming apart.  I did the center flower and medium rose in Pacific Point.  I did the smaller blueish flowers in Pool Party.  The small pink flowers were in Blushing Bride.  (I think.)  I just colored the leaves without using the Blender Pen.
4.  When finished coloring, cut out the Flowers with the desired Window Frames Framelit.  Also cut TWO of the same size Framelit from Pacific Point card stock.
5.  Take the two Pacific Point Window Frames and cut them in half.  Then trim straight down from the outside of the points.  Adhere one at a time to the back of your stamped Whisper White Window Frame leaving the desired mat around the White.  Continue until all four pieces are adhered to the back.  HERE is a link showing the same technique with the Top Note die.
6.  Stamp your sentiment In Pacific Point ink on Whisper White card stock.  Cut out with the coordinating Bitty Banners Framelit.
7.  Position all pieces as desired and adhere them to the card front.
8.  Enjoy your brightly colored Spring Flowers card!

Happy Stamping!
Nendy Kerr

New Baby, Weekly Deals and MDS Downloads

My newest granddaughter arrived on Monday afternoon.  Her name is Lillian.  We brought her home from the hospital last night.  She is a cutie.  I have been at home with the other two grandchildren while her parents (my daughter and son-in-law) were at the hospital.  Here is a picture of her. Baby Lillian Here are the Weekly Deals and MDS Downloads.  There are 8 items featured in the Weekly Deals and 5 new MDS Downloads this week. Besides trying to keep up with two preschoolers (ages 2 and 4), my computer had a few Internet issues which I hope I have finally resolved.

WEEKLY DEALS

Blushing Bride Classic Stampin’ Pad  #131172  Deal $4.46  Regular $5.95 Blushing Bride Classic Stampin' Pad Epic Day This And That Designer Washi Tape  #131269  Deal $3.71  Regular $4.95 Epic Day This And That Designer Washi Tape Extra-Large Oval Punch  #119859  Deal $12.71  Regular $16.95 Extra-Large Oval Punch Reasons I Heart You Swatchbook Template – Digital Download  #129013  Deal $7.77  Regular $12.95 Reasons I Heart You Swatchbook Template -- Digital Download Scallop Trim Border Punch  #118402  Deal $11.96  Regular $15.95 Scallop Trim Border Punch Shaker Frames  #124155  Deal $3.71  Regular $4.95 Shaker Frames Stampin’ Write Marker New Color Kit  #130034  Deal $21.71  Regular $28.95 Stampin' Write Marker New Color Kit Vintage Faceted Designer Buttons  #127555  Deal $4.46  Regular $5.95 Vintage Faceted Designer Buttons

MDS DOWNLOADS

Birthday Countdown Templates – Digital Download  #136832  $7.95 Download includes: * 4-page designer template * 14-piece SVG stamp brush set * 7 Designer Series Papers * 1 punch Features: * Digital exclusive * Countdown to a big birthday with this advent-style countdown template * Have fun for days while waiting for the big day Colors: Gumball Green, Midnight Muse, Primrose Petals, Summer Starfruit, Tangerine Tango Birthday Countdown Templates -- Digital Download Sketched Birthday Stamp Brush Set – Digital Download  #136833  $6.95 Download includes: * 8-piece stamp brush set Sketched Birthday Stamp Brush Set -- Digital Download Sweetest Gift Stamp Brush Set – Digital Download  #136834  $4.95 Download includes * 7-piece SVG stamp brush set Sweetest Gift Stamp Brush Set -- Digital Download Travel & Explore Stamp Brush Set – Digital Download  #136799  $4.95 Download includes: * 5-piece SVG stamp brush set Features: * Digital exclusive * Document your travels or travel bucket list with this fun stamp brush set Travel & Explore Stamp Brush Set -- Digital Download Very Best Birthday Template – Digital Download  #136831  $4.95 Download includes: * 7-page designer template (8-1/2″ x 11″) * 3-piece SVG stamp brush set * 7 embellishments Features: * Digital exclusive * Create a birthday puzzle poster for someone special * Here’s how: print 6 postcards at home on 8-1/2″ x 11″ cardstock, cut them out, then send them to people to write special greetings to the birthday boy/girl * Each postcard adds one more piece of the puzzle for the recipient Colors: Basic Black, Crushed Curry, Pool Party, Tangerine Tango Very Best Birthday Template -- Digital Download Happy Crafting and Stamping! Nendy Kerr

Flowerful Heart Valentine Card

This is a fun Valentine card to make using the limited edition Flowerful Heart Stamp and the Fresh Prints patterned paper from the Occasions 2014 Catalog!  The Stamp is only available until January 27th or while supplies last.
Flowerful Heart Valentine

SUPPLIES:
Stamps:  Flowerful Heart w#134617  c#not available  (Available only until January 27, 2014 or while supplies last)
Teeny Tiny Wishes w#128748  c#127802  MDS#125766
Ink:  Real Red
Card Stock:  Whisper White
Red Glimmer Paper #121790
Pink Pirouette
Fresh Prints Designer Series Paper Stack #132996
Punches:  Word Window #119857
Modern Label #119849
Big Shot:  Hearts Collection Framelits
Tools: Paper Trimmer
Other:  Basic Rhinestones
Dimensionals
SNAIL Adhesive
Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut your Pink Pirouette card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.
2.  Cut your Designer Series Paper into strips using your Paper Cutter.  Make sure the leaf parts don’t show down the center of your cutting ruler before you cut.
3.  Line up the Strips on your card front leaving spaces in between.  No the spaces won’t be even because of the varied length of the strips.  It doesn’t really matter.  Adhere the Strips with SNAIL.  Trim off the overhanging ends with scissors.
4.  Stamp your Happy Valentine’s Day and Flowerfull Heart in Real Red ink on Whisper White card stock.
5.  Cut out your Heart with the coordinating Heart Framelit.  Cut the next larger Heart Framelit from Red Glimmer Paper.  Layer the Hearts together with Dimensionals.
6.  Punch out your Modern Label from Red Glimmer Paper.  Now finally punch out your sentiment with the Word Window Punch.  Adhere sentiment to Glimmer Paper with Tombow Glue.
7.  Put Dimensionals on the back of the layered Hearts and the layered sentiment.  Adhere in desired positions on card front.  Add Basic Rhinestones to the center of the stamped flowers if desired.
8.  Give to someone special for Valentine’s Day !  OR change the sentiment and use for a Wedding or Anniversary card.

Happy Stamping!
Nendy Kerr

Sweet Heart Treat Bag

Do you need something quick to give a treat or small gift in?  This Sweetheart Treat Bag is perfect!  It is only available until January 27th so hurry and get them before they are gone for good!
Sweetheart Treat Bag

SUPPLIES:
Kit:  Sweetheart Treat Bags (makes 12)  #134610
Stamps:  Crazy Mixed Up Love w#131068  c#131071  MDS#
Ink:  Real Red
Other:  Hole Punch

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Stamp sentiment or image in Real Red ink on striped tag.  I used the “Bee” Mine image.  Punch a hole at the top of the tag.
2.  Put Gift or Treat inside bag.  Mine holds 16 Hershey’s Kisses.
3.  Tie your Baker’s Twine around the top of your bag.  Now thread one of the threads through your Tag hole.  Tie two bows.  Trim Baker’s Twine if desired.

Happy Treat Giving!
Nendy Kerr

Fabulous Laser-Cut Card Kit

This is a fun Laser-Cut Card Kit which includes everything but the card bases, sentiment stamp, ink, and adhesives.  You can make 8 cards – 4 in Green, 4 in Gray.  Ribbon, Rhinestones, Envelopes included.
Fabulous Laser cut card

SUPPLIES:
Kit:  Simply Fabulous Simply Sent  #126925
Stamps:
 Photopolymer Another Thank You Photopolymer Stamp Set #133454
Ink & Card Stock:  Gumball Green OR Smoky Slate
Other:  Glue Dots
Dimensionals

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut your Gumball Green card stock at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.
2.  Stamp your sentiment in the desired position on the Laser Cut Whisper White card stock.
3.  Thread your Ribbon through the desired holes on each side.  Decide where you want your bow to be and tie a loose bow.  Position your bow as desired and put Glue Dots on the back of the card under the ribbon so the ribbon is tight on the back side.  Now tie your bow again.  It will be easier without the ribbon moving.
4.  Add a Rhinestone to each corner as shown.
5.  Adhere your decorated Whisper White Laser Cut piece to your card front with Dimensionals.
6.  This is a quick, easy, and elegant card.

Happy Card Making!
Nendy Kerr

Weekly Deals and MDS Downloads

Here are the latest Weekly Deals and MDS Downloads.  There are eight Weekly Deals and five NEW MDS Downloads.  Sorry I am late this week.  I am playing with my grandkids.

WEEKLY DEALS

Alphabet Press Textured Impressions Embossing Folder  #130916  Deal $5.95  Regular $7.95
Alphabet Press Textured Impressions Embossing Folder
Basic Black 3/4″ Chevron Ribbon  #130010  Deal $6.71  Regular $8.95
Basic Black 3/4" Chevron Ribbon
Calypso Coral Classic Stampin’ Pad  #126983  Deal $4.46  Regular $5.95
Calypso Coral Classic Stampin' Pad

Chalk Talk Framelits Dies  #129982  Deal $18.74  Regular $24.95
Chalk Talk Framelits Dies

Framed Tulips Textured Impressions Embossing Folder Die  #121809 Deal $5.96  Regular $ 7.95
Framed Tulips Textured Impressions Embossing Folder Die

Neutrals Core’dinations Paper  #129956  Deal $17.96  Regular $23.95
Neutrals Core'dinations
Note Card Envelopes  #131528  Deal $4.13  Regular $5.50
Note Card Envelopes
Storytime Ensemble – Digital Download  #127195  Deal $11.97  Regular $19.95
Storytime Ensemble -- Digital Download

MDS DOWNLOADS

Love Is All Around Kit – Digital Download  #136821  $9.95
Download includes
* 19-piece SVG stamp brush set
* 12 Designer Series Papers
* 12 embellishments
Features:
* Digital-exclusive
Colors:
Basic Gray, Crisp Cantaloupe, Pool Party, Poppy Parade, Strawberry Slush, Whisper White
Love Is All Around Kit -- Digital Download
My Digital Class Mailbox Love Notes – Digital Download  #136780  $14.95
Download includes:
* Video tutorial showcasing two digital projects and beginner MDS techniques
* 6-page designer templates (8-1/2″ x 11″)
* 16-piece SVG stamp brush set
* 5 Designer Series Papers
* 5 embellishments
* 8 punches
Features:
* Beginner class
* Follow along with the tutorial and make a Valentine’s card mailbox and valentines
* Digital-exclusive
Colors:
Coastal Cabana, Going Gray, Melon Mambo, Pink Pirouette, Soft Sky, Strawberry Slush, Whisper White
My Digital Class Mailbox Love Notes -- Digital Download

Retro Fresh Pocket Cards – Digital Download  #136785 $7.95
This download was added on 1/14/2014
Download includes:
* 12-page designer template (8-1/2″ x 11″)
* 14-piece SVG stamp brush set
* 23 embellishments
Colors:
Baked Brown Sugar, Coastal Cabana, So Saffron, Tangerine Tango, Very Vanilla
Retro Fresh Pocket Cards -- Digital Download
Retro Fresh Washi Tape – Digital Download #136784  $2.95
Download includes:
* 3 embellishments
Retro Fresh Washi Tape -- Digital Download
This And That Ensemble – Digital Download  #136783  $7.95
Download includes:
* 2-page designer template (8-1/2″ x 11″)
* 11-piece SVG stamp brush set
* 2 Designer Series Papers
* 2 punches
Features:
* Patterns from the This and That Journal turned into overlays and Designer Series Paper
* Includes templates for envelopes
Colors:
Baked Brown Sugar, Coastal Cabana, So Saffron, Tangerine Tango, Very Vanilla
This And That Ensemble -- Digital Download

Happy Stamping!
Nendy Kerr

Love You More Valentine for a Guy

This Valentine is a no frills Valentine and is perfect for the man in your life.  The Hexagons and Rectangles add a trendy geometric look.  Enjoy making this Valentine for your Man.
Love You More Manly Valentine

SUPPLIES:
Stamps:  Love You More w#131850  c#131853  (Available only until January 27, 2014 or while supplies last)
Ink:  Cherry Cobbler
Card Stock:  Cherry Cobbler
Whisper White
Big Shot:  Honeycomb Embossing Folder #129378
Honeycomb Hive Thinlit Die #132965
Other:  Tombow Liquid Glue
Dimensionals
Wax paper

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut your Whisper White card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.
2.  Cut your Whisper White card front at 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″.  Run through your Big Shot with the Honeycomb embossing folder.  Adhere to card base with Tombow Glue.
3.  Cut your Cherry Cobbler card stock at 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″.  You have a couple of options here.
Note:  Look at the cutting edge side of your Thinlit.  Notice that there are Honeycomb Hexagons that do NOT have the cutting edge around them.  I ran mine through three times trying to get those to cut out.  🙂
~Option 1:  (I used this one.)  Cut out your Honeycomb Hive Thinlit.  Sandwich:  Magnetic OR Multipurpose Platform (all tabs closed), Cutting Plate, card stock, Wax Paper, Honeycomb Hive Thinlit, Cutting Plate.
~Option 2: (Considering using this one.)  Cut out a 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″ Multipurpose Adhesive Sheet.  Peel off one side and stick it to your 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″ Cherry Cobbler card stock.  Use the same sandwich as in Option 1 laying your card stock side up, adhesive side down.
4.  Punch out the Hexagons.  Save the rest for another project.  I will be posting a project on Valentine’s Day that will use it.
5.  Stamp “Love You More” and the arrows on a piece of 1-1/2″ x 3-1/4″  Whisper White card stock.   Cut a piece of Cherry Cobbler card stock at 2″ x 3-3/4″.  Layer the two together with Dimensionals.  Decide where you want your label and some of the Hexagons you cut out.  Adhere your label to the card front with Dimensionals.
6.  Position your Hexagons as desired.
~Option 1:  If you used Option 1 above you will need to use Tombow Glue to stick your Hexagons to your Honeycomb embossed card front.
~Option 2:  If you used Option 2 above you will need to peel off the sticker back and adhere the Hexagons to your Honeycomb embossed card front.
7.  Write a nice note inside before you give it to your Man.

Happy Stamping!
Nendy Kerr

Purple Banner Card

This Banner Card uses the Perfect Pennants Bundle from the NEW Occasions 2014 Catalog and the Decorative Dots Embossing Folder from the Sale-a-bration 2014 Catalog.  If you purchase a Bundle you save 15% than if you buy each item separately.

Buy the Wood Mount Bundle and some Dimensionals and earn the Decorative Dots embossing folder for FREE during Sale-a-bration!!  January 28-March 31, 2014.

You could also get the Clear Mount Bundle and either 2 ink pads or 2 packages of  card stock or 1 package of Designer Series Paper to add up to the $50 requirement to earn a FREE Sale-a-bration product!
Purple Perfect Pennants Card

SUPPLIES:
Stamps:  Perfect Pennants w#133227  c#133230  (Bundle with Framelits w#134815  c#134816 )
Ink:  Elegant Eggplant
Card Stock:  Wisteria Wonder
Perfect Plum
Elegant Eggplant
Big Shot:  Banner Framelits #132173  (See Bundle above)
Decorative Dots Embossing Folder #133520 (Available from January 28-March 31 for FREE with $50 purchase.)
Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder #117335
Other:  Whisper White 1/4″ Stitched Grosgrain Ribbon  #126877
Dimensionals
SNAIL Adhesive
Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut your Wisteria Wonder card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and Fold at 4-1/4″.
2.  Cut your Elegant Eggplant card front at 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″.  Run through your Big Shot with the Decorative Dots embossing Folder.  Adhere to card base with Tombow Glue.
3.  Adhere Whisper White Ribbon to Elegant Eggplant card front to form a frame.  Mine is about 1/4″ from the edge.  I used SNAIL on the back or the Ribbon so it would stick to the card stock.
4.  Stamp the desired sentiment or image on Wisteria Wonder card stock.  Cut out with the coordinating size Banner Framelit.  Cut the next larger Framelit with Perfect Plum card stock.  Put Dimensionals on the back of both Banners, layer them, and adhere to the center of your card front.
5.  A nice card to brighten someone’s day.

Happy Stamping!
Nendy Kerr

You Are Out of This World! MDS Card

Here is a fun MDS Card that would be great for either a man or a child interested in space.
MDS Out of this World-Digital CardMDS SUPPLIES:
My Digital Studio Software OR other graphics program
Blast Off Ensemble – Digital Download #130862 $19.95

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Choose a “Greeting Card” size 4-1/2″ x 5-1/2″ Portrait
2.  Choose Midnight Muse as your Background Paper.  Save after each step.
3.  Choose the Blast Off Background Papers-Pattern 12 as a Page Layer.  Crop to 4″ wide and 5.25 High.
4.  I used a circle Punch to “Punch out the Corners”.  Just select the 1.25 Circle Punch.  Color Fill with Midnight Muse.  Move into the corner to “Punch out” the corner.  Copy (Ctrl or Command C) then Paste (Ctrl or Command V) and move into another corner.  Repeat until all corners are “Punched”.
5.  Paste one more Midnight Muse Circle.  Resize it by dragging the little gray boxes until it is the size of the Mat in the center of the card.  Copy and paste this circle and Color Fill with Whisper White.  Resize it so it is nicely matted on top of the large Midnight Muse Circle.  Position these Circles in the the center of the card.
6.  Select the Blast Off Stamps.  I choose the planet and colored it Midnight Muse.
7.  Choose your Sentiment Stamp.  I colored mine Real Red.
8.  Now to add the Drop Shadows:  (First # is Opacity, Second is Blur)
~Sentiment stamp:  25%, 5
~Planet stamp:  Default = 35%, 5
~Punches, Photo (Patterned Paper):  75%, Medium
9.  Save your Project.  Select “Share”, then “Export Pages”.
~Select JPEG Image Type
~Select the Desired Pages
~Select Medium Image Size if you are going to post it online or email it.
~Leave File Compression at Default
~Output Location:  Choose the folder you want to save it in.  It automatically saves it in the LAST folder you saved something in.
~Click Finish.  This small project will render pretty quickly.
10.  Email or Post your Project.  It is perfect to add to a message on Facebook or a blog.  Add as an Attachment to your email.

Happy Stamping!
Nendy Kerr

Language of Love Valentine

Every Wednesday until Valentine’s Day there will be a Valentine Card for you.  This one uses The Language of Love stamp set from the NEW Occasions 2014 Catalog.  You could also use this card for a Wedding or Anniversary.
Language of Love Valentine

SUPPLIES:
Stamps:  Language of Love w#133074  c#133077
Ink:  Real Red
Card Stock:  Whisper White
Real Red
Real Red Core’dinations (Brights) #129953
Silver Glimmer Paper #124005
Big Shot:  Hearts a Flutter Framelits #130159
Modern Mosaic Embossing Folder #129984
Punch:  Full Heart #119883
Other:  Sanding Block #129367
Paper Trimmer
Scissors
Dimensionals
Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue
SNAIL Adhesive

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut your Whisper White  card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.
2.  Cut your Real Red Core’dinations Paper at 4″ x 5-1/4″.  Run through your Big Shot with the Modern Mosaic embossing folder.  Sand the raised parts with your Sanding Block.  Adhere to your card base with Tombow Glue.
3.  Cut a piece of Whisper White card stock at 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″.  Stamp your Heart Border in Real Red ink so the top of the Hearts are about 1/4″ from the edge of the card stock and the border is centered along each edge.  Use your Paper Trimmer to trim around the outside edges about 1/8 to 1/4″ on each edge.  Now use your Paper Trimmer to cut out the inside.  Use the clear ruler to help you position cutting line.  The White part of the Frame is about 5/8″ wide on my card.  When your Frame is cut, use Tombow Glue to adhere it your your Core’dinations card stock making sure to leave an equal border around all the edges.
4.  Cut the Hearts A Flutter Framelit Heart out of Silver Glimmer Paper.
5.  Stamp the Language of Love Heart stamp in Real Red ink on Whisper White card stock.  Punch it out with the Full Heart Punch.
Make a Mat for your Heart Punch6.  Punch out two Real Red Hearts.  Cut one in half lengthwise and the other in half width-wise.  Put SNAIL adhesive on the back of the Whisper White stamped Heart.  Now take the Real Red Heart top and adhere it to the back of your Whisper White Heart making a narrow (about 1/8″) mat.  Now add the two Heart halves to the back, adding SNAIL to help hold them in place and also making about a 1/8″ mat around your Heart.  Now add the bottom point of your Heart to the back adding SNAIL as necessary and leaving a 1/8″ mat.  Trim if necessary.  Use Dimensionals on the back of your Heart with a mat and adhere it to your Silver Glimmer Paper Heart.  Use Dimensionals to  adhere your layered Heart to the center front of your card inside the Frame.
7.  Give to someone special to let them know you care!

Happy Stamping!
Nendy Kerr

Weekly Deals and MDS Downloads

Here are the Weekly Deals and MDS Downloads for January 7, 2014.  Enjoy!

WEEKLY DEALS

Border Scoring Plate Simply Scored  #126192  Deal$11.21  Regular $14.95
Borders Scoring Plate Simply Scored
Envelope Liners Framelit Dies #132172  Deal $20.21  Regular $26.95
Envelope Liners Framelits Dies

Finishing Touches Edgelits Dies  #127010  Deal $7.46  Regular $9.95
Finishing Touches Edgelits Dies

Frosty Day II – Digital Download  #128875  Deal $5.97  Regular $9.95
Frosty Day II Kit - Digital Download

Houndstooth Textured Impressions Embossing Folder Die  #123134  Deal $5.96  Regular $7.95
Houndstooth Textured Impressions Embossing Folder Die
Marina Mist 3/4″ Chevron Ribbon  #130016  Deal $6.71  Regular $8.95
Marina Mist 3/4" Chevron Ribbon
Soft Sky Classic Stampin’ Pad  #131181  Deal $4.46  Regular $5.95
Soft Sky Classic Stampin' Pad

MDS DOWNLOADS

Retro Fresh Designer Series Paper – Digital Download  #136782  $4.95
Download includes:
* 12 Designer Series Papers
Retro Fresh Designer Series Paper -- Digital Download
This And That Make Note Stamp Brush Set – Digital Download #136769  $5.95
Download includes:
* 41-piece SVG stamp brush set
This And That Make Note Stamp Brush Set -- Digital Download
This And That Retro Fresh Embellishments – Digital Download  #136770  $5.95
Download includes:
* 78 embellishments
Colors:
Baked Brown Sugar, Coastal Cabana, So Saffron, Tangerine Tango, Very Vanilla
This And That Retro Fresh Embellishments -- Digital Download

Happy Stamping!
Nendy Kerr

Jason’s Birthday Card

I made this card for my oldest son’s Birthday using Occasion 2014 Catalog and Sale-a-bration 2014 products.  I used bright colors as a change from all the Christmas and Valentine Reds.
Jason's bday 2013-001

SUPPLIES:
* = Ocassions 2014 Catalog
** = Sale-a-bration 2014 Catalog available January 28-March 31, 2014.  One item FREE with each $50 merchandise you buy!
Stamps:  *Perfect Pennants w#133227  c#133230  (Bundle with Framelits w#134815 c#134816 )
**Banner Blast (small Star) w#133551 c#133554
Ink:  Gumball Green
Daffodil Delight
Card Stock:  Whisper White
Daffodil Delight
Gumball Green
Big Shot:  Banner Framelits #132173  (Bundle-see above)
Bitty Banner Framelits #129267
Punch:  1/2″ Circle #119869
Other:  SNAIL Adhesive
Dimensionals

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut your Gumball Green card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.
2.  Cut your Whisper White card front at 4″ x 5-1/4″.   Stamp the Diagonal Stripe border stamp in Gumball Green.  Stamp the Polka Dot border stamp in Daffodil Delight.  Stamp the stars in Daffodil Delight.  Tip:  To avoid stray lines when stamping (notice a couple of the stars) remember to stamp straight down then bring it straight up.  If you move the stamp down slightly in any direction while it is on the card stock you will get the stray lines.  I tend to do this when I am getting tired.
3.  Stamp “Make a Wish” twice in Gumball Green ink on a scrap of Whisper White card stock making sure you have enough room to cut one out with a Banner Framelit.  You will just be punching out the “a” from the second stamped image.
4.  Cut out the Make a Wish with the desired size Banner Framelit.  Cut a Daffodil Delight Banner from the next larger Banner Framelit.  Cut a Daffodil Delight Banner with the Bitty Banner Framelit that will cover the Pennant under the “a”.  Punch out the “a” from the second stamped image.  Adhere the Bitty Banner over the stamped banner using SNAIL Adhesive.  Adhere the two large Banners together with Dimensionals.  Adhere the “a” with a Dimensional.  Adhere this whole thing to your card front with Dimensionals.
5.  Your Birthday Card is now finished and ready to give to someone special.

Happy Stamping!
Nendy Kerr

Occasions Catalog is available to Order From NOW!

All Products
This 40 page Occasions Catalog is formatted similar to the Holiday 2013 Catalog.  These items are available until May 31, 2014.  There are a variety of Projects shown on the first 17 pages.  The actual products are pictured starting on page 18.  Here is a list of the number of NEW items in each category:
~35 Stamp Sets
~7 Bundles
~5 Framelits
~1 Thinlit
~1 Bigz Die
~3 Embossing Folders
~9 Ribbons & Baker’s Twine
~6 papers
~2 Washi Tape sets
~2 Exclusive Hostess stamp sets
~5 Embellishments
~5 Kits, one with add-on’s
~4 new punches and 2 from the Holiday Catalog
~Fringe Scissors

So what did I get first?
The Fringe Scissors
Fringe Scissors
Perfect Pennants wood stamp set and Framelits Bundle 
Perfect Pennants Wood Bundle
Love You to the Moon wood stamp set
Love You to the Moon

Hexagon Hives Thinlit Die
Hexagon Hive Thinlits Die
Spiral Flower Bigz Die
Spiral Flower Originals Die

What is next on my list to get?
Gold & Silver Baker’s Twine
SilverSilver Baker's Twine
Fancy Foil Designer Vellum in Gold and Silver.
SilverSilver Fancy Foil Designer Vellum
I haven’t decided if I want the Gold Sequin Trim just yet.
Gold Sequin Trim
At least one of the Designer Series Papers and some Washi Tape.  They are all so great I am having trouble deciding!
Fresh Prints Paper Stack Fresh Prints Designer Series Paper Stack
Kaleidoscope DSP Kaleidoscope Designer Series Paper
Watercolor Wonder DSP Watercolor Wonder Designer Series Paper

Watercolor Wonder Washi Tape Watercolor Wonder Designer Washi Tape
The Burlap Blossoms Wreath Kit

Burlap and Blooms Simply Created Wreath Kit
Mini Memories Album
Mini Memories Simply Created Album Kit
One of the 1-1/4″ Striped Grosgrain Ribbons (Pacific Point OR Starfruit???)
Pacific Point Pacific Point 1-1/4" Striped Grosgrain Ribbon
One of the Bundles with Framelits  (eeny, meany, miney moe, which do I choose now?)
Just Sayin’ Wood Mount Bundle Just Sayin' Wood Bundle
Probably the Arrows AND the Scallops Embossing Folders.  I do LOVE using my Big Shot!!!
Arrows Arrows Textured Impressions Embossing Folder
Scallops Scallops Textured Impressions Embossing Folder

Do you want to see everything for yourself?  Click HERE to go to My Online Store.  Click HERE to download a PDF of the Catalog.  If you want your OWN copy, just place an order from My Online Store and I will mail you one!

Which reminds me, I had better get my order figured out and place it NOW before the rush hits!

Happy Wish List Making and Narrowing down the Choices!!
Nendy Kerr

Weekly Deals and MDS Downloads for December 31, 2013

Here are the latest Weekly Deals, MDS Downloads, and a few reminders for the week of December 31, 2013.  There are 10 Weekly Deals and 2 MDS Downloads.

The first FIVE people to place an order with me-either locally or online-will receive a special gift in the mail from me.  So place your order quickly so you are one of the five to receive this special gift!

Catalog Reminders.  The Holiday Catalog ordering ends January 2, 2014 so order what you want now before the items are no longer available.  You can start ordering from the 2014 Occasions Catalog at noon Utah time on January 3, 2014.  I will post a copy of the Occasions Catalog on January 3.  If you would like your own copy just place an order with me.  Here is the Holiday Catalog Carryover List.

Sale-a-bration starts towards the end of January.  Look for more details soon!

There are Valentine Stamps, Card Kits, Children’s Valentines, and Treat Bags available until January 27th.

There were more items added to the Clearance Rack on December 27th.  Items on the Clearance retired at least 6 months ago and are available only while supplies last.

Have a safe and Happy New Year’s Eve!

WEEKLY DEALS

A Year In Review Photobook Template – Digital Download  #125743  Deal $14.97  Regular $24.95
A Year in Review Photobook Template - Digital Download
Bermuda Bay Classic Stampin’ Pad  #131171  Deal $4.46  Regular $5.95
Bermuda Bay Classic Stampin' Pad

Blue 3/8 Inch Denim Jean Ribbon  #125063  Deal $5.21  Regular $6.95
Blue 3/8 Inch Denim Jean Ribbon
Circles Collection Framelits Dies  #130911  Deal $20.21  Regular $26.95
Circles Collection Framelits Dies
Fancy Fan Textured Impressions Embossing Folder  #127751  Deal $5.96  Regular $7.95
Fancy Fan Textured Impressions Embossing Folder
Regals Core’dinations  #129955  Deal $17.96  Regular $23.95
Regals Core'dinations
Silver Glimmer Paper  #124005  Deal $3.71  Regular $4.95
Silver Glimmer Paper

Silver Sparkle Dazzling Details  #127845  Deal $1.88  Regular $2.50
Silver Sparkle Dazzling Details
Smoky Slate Stampin’ Emboss Powder  #129396  Deal $3.56  Regular $4.75
Smoky Slate Stampin' Emboss Powder
Window Frames Collection Framelits Dies  #129021  Deal $20.21  Regular $26.95
Window Frames Collection Framelits Dies

MDS DOWNLOADS

Baking Up Love Stamp Brush Set – Digital Download  #136798  $6.95
Download includes:
* 10-piece stamp brush set
Features:
* Digital-exclusive
Baking Up Love Stamp Brush Set - Digital Download
Year Of Infancy Stamp Brush Set – Digital Download  #136781  $8.95
Download includes:
* 13-piece SVG stamp brush set
Features:
* Digital-exclusive
* Use as iron-on transfers for bibs or onesies
* Makes a great shower gift
* Use in conjunction with the Monthly Memories Baby Photobook
Year Of Infancy Stamp Brush Set - Digital Download

Happy New Year!
Nendy Kerr

Top Ten Posts for 2013!

Here are the Top Ten most viewed posts this year.  Thank you for making it a great year!

10.  Bunny Card
Bunny Card9.  A Candy Bow Tie for your Dad, Husband, or the Man in Your Life
M&M Bow Tie for your Guy and Father's Day8.  Ho Ho Ho MDS Merry Christmas Card
MDS Merry Christmas Card7.  White on White Valentine or Wedding Card
Happy Valentine's Day6.  Blossom Petals Sunflower Punch Art Card
Blossom Petals Punch Sunflower5.  MDS Pennant Happy Birthday Card
Happy Birthday!4.  Floral Framelits Spring Flower Card
Floral Framelit Spring Flower3.  Triple Flip Mini Scrapbook Albums
Green Triple Flip Album-0012.  Concord Crush Petite Purse Basket
Petite Purse die Basket1.  Crab Punch Art Birthday Card
Crab Birthday Card

Top Twenty Posts Countdown Begins!

Today’s and Monday’s Posts will show the Top Twenty Posts that YOU viewed this year!  Thanks for reading my Blog!  Click on a picture to take you to that blog post.

20.  Christmas Stocking Ornaments
Christmas Stockings for my family

19.  Under the Sea Fish Card
Kissing Fish Card18.  Blossom Box
Blossom Box17.  Elisa’s 18th Birthday MDS Card
Elisa's MDS Birthday Card16.  Paper Roses Video
Fancy Flower Punch Roses15.  MDS Doily Birthday Card
MDS Jan 2013 Birthday14.  Double Z-Fold Wedding Card
Double Z Fold Wedding Card13.  Open Sea Triple Time Stamping Card
Open Sea Triple Time Stamping Card12.  Punch Sheets
Circle Punches11.  Make a Wish Manly Birthday Card
Make a Wish Manly Birthday Card

See the Top Ten Posts on Monday, December 30th.

Happy Stamping!
Nendy Kerr