I’m really excited to bring you card that just so happens to be my design! It’s time to get a little spooky in the graveyard!
If these images don’t look familiar to you, then you must not have one of our new Holiday Catalogs in your possession yet, because I used 2 sets from that catalog; Spooky Cat and the Graveyard Gate Bundle.
Spooky Night Background – To get this eerie night-time scene, I used Glossy White CS, Elegant Eggplant and Basic Black Archival ink, a Sponge Brayer and a Stampin’ Sponge. Next I punched a 1-3/4″ circle and tacked it down to cover the area where the moon would be.
Elegant Eggplant ink was used to color the entire Glossy White CS with a Sponge Brayer until I got the desired darkness I wanted, trying to leave some areas light and some areas a little darker. I then took a Stampin’ Sponge and Basic Black Archival ink and darkened in some areas on the front as well as the edges of the Glossy White paper.
To finish my spooky night background, I removed the punched circle covering my moon area and then placed the ‘negative’ over the un-inked area. I then sponged my moon using Crushed Curry ink. It doesn’t get much spookier than that!
Do you love this gate? I love this gate! This is from the Detailed Gate Thinlits set and I just die cut it using Basic Black CS. But to make it the fabulous focal point that it is, I simply colored over it with a Clear Wink of Stella pen. I just love how it turned out!
You know how I love to fussy cut, so of course I did just that for a few of the elements on this card like the:
- Owl — After stamping on Basic Gray CS with Basic Black Archival ink. After fussy cutting, I also colored with Clear Wink of Stella and added Black Rhinestone Jewels for his eyes.
- Brick column — After stamping with Cajun Craze ink onto Cajun Craze CS. After fussy cutting, I also sponged the edges lightly with Basic Black Archival ink.
- Rat — After stamping with Basic Black Archival ink onto a piece of Basic Gray CS scrap.
Hope this inspires you to get some spooky Halloween creations made! If you were inspired, leave a comment to be entered into my daily drawing for a free gift!
Hugs & Smiles,
..and I’m loving it! The Annual Catalog is always ‘a book’ and there’s no exception this year either! Its pages (all 233) are filled with fabulous stamp sets. More samples than ever (it must be cause I’m wanting it ALL – even sets I already own!); And lots of NEW Ribbons and Embellishments (Yay, I love to accessorize!)! If you haven’t gotten your hands on a copy yet (and you don’t already have a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator), I’d love to send you a copy. Just email me and request your copy (if you live locally to Nashville, let’s meet for coffee or a cooling beverage)!
2017-2018 Annual Catalog Facts
- 5 New In Colors
- 75 New Stamp Sets
- 56 New Ribbons
- 15 New Designer Series Papers
- 16 New Embellishments
- 7 New Textured Impressions Embossing Folders (includes 3 new Dynamic folders)
- 20 New Framelits/Thinlits (many bundled with coordinating stamp sets)
- 24 New Bundles (who doesn’t love a savings!)
Where’s the “I Want It All Button”, right? If you are not convinced yet, Check out this fun video Stampin’ Up! created showcasing new products from the 2017-2018 Annual Catalog.. Enjoy the show!
Would you like a list of all the Bundles included in the Annual Catalog? Click this link to download your list: Bundles 2017-2018
So what has caught your attention already in the Annual Catalog? Leave me a comment! Ready to order? When placing your order, be sure to use my June Hostess Code: EGM4U4DK to receive a small gift from me. NOTE: If your order is > $149, do not use the Hostess Code – you will receive Stampin’ Rewards for your order AND a small gift from me. Not sure where the Hostess Code goes? It is just below the Coupon Code (on bottom left side):
If you are a customer of mine (meaning you have purchased from me in the past), I have a StampAfterSunrise VIP Facebook Group where I share tips, ideas, games and prizes every day (or almost) exclusive to this group! Ask to join – StampAfterSunrise VIP Group on Facebook!
Have a Happy Day… Hugs & Smiles,
I hope everyone reading this had a Blessed Thanksgiving holiday. I spent some much needed time at home relaxing, watching my beloved Hallmark movies and working on many ‘home’ projects. There is never enough time to get EVERYTHING checked off the list, is there? I did stamp a lot…a bunch…all the card kits left over from classes and card buffet the last few months! I should have lots to sell at my last Craft Show this Saturday!
Black Friday and Cyber Monday have both come and gone! Did you join the crowds at the mall? Not me! I shopped right here from my computer this year!
Now it’s December 1st! Only 24 more days until Christmas! NO! I’m not ready! And just where did 2016 go? Today also kicked off Stampin’ Up!’s Year-End Closeout! There are some Great Savings on many products… both current Annual Catalog, Holiday Catalog and NEW Clearance Rack items! Be sure to place your Online Order soon as Designer Papers, Card stock and Accessories are While Supplies Last!
Use my Grab Bag Hostess Code: SX64Q9JZ when placing your orders December 1 – 15th!
For each $50 in product you order using the Hostess Code, I’ll send you a $25 Grab Bag! (no, that’s not a typo)
12 Days of Christmas Fun
Do you watch the ‘Ellen’ show? Have you heard about her awesome Giveaways? Well – I just ‘may’ be hopping on the ‘Ellen’ bandwagon with my 12 Days of Christmas fun over on Facebook. Come play along on my Facebook page – StampAfterSunrise! It should be lots of fun!
(well gosh, now I have that song playing in my head!) I need to go turn on the radio and clear that out!
Have a happy day! Find time to do a little stamping!
Hugs & Smiles,
Whew! I’m doing it! I am joining the blogging world! So please bear with me as I’m sure there will be some ‘wonky-ness’ at first (kinda like my Stitched From the Heart list of discounted stamps below). But if I wait for it to be PERFECT – it will never happen.
Why am I blogging? I have so much to share – so many inspiring ideas and projects and tips I want to share with you. I would be blowing up your email to share it all. So blogging is the answer! And what a perfect time to start when Stampin’ Up! has a fantastic offer for you…
New Stitched Shapes Framelits
Not only are stitches a classic trend, they illustrate the quality, precision, and extra care taken when creating a piece. Giving a stitched gift shows just how much you value that relationship. Stitched Shapes Framelits will be included in the 2017-2018 Annual Catalog (June 2017) but because they coordinate with so many current stamp sets, Stampin’ Up! is making it available now. But WAIT…this offer gets even better! The following coordinating stamp sets are discounted 25% for November ONLY!
25% Off Select Stamp Sets – November 1 – 30 Only!
ITEM # DESCRIPTION REG. PRICE SALE PRICE
142069 Greetings From Santa – Wood Mount
143269 Greetings From Santa – Clear Mount
142114 Hang Your Stocking – Photopolymer
142049 Christmas Pines – Photopolymer
142142 Merry Mice – Wood Mount
142145 Merry Mice – Clear Mount
142180 Tin of Tags – Photopolymer
142206 Suite Season – Wood Mount
142209 Suite Season – Clear Mount
140386 Oh, What Fun – Photopolymer
141859 Baby Bear – Photopolymer
141784 Blooms & Wishes – Photopolymer
Wow – that’s 9 awesome stamp sets (trust me, I have them all!) for 25% off! Don’t delay – this 25% off offer ends November 30th! With Stitched Shapes Framelits you can make paper stitches in seconds, turning any project into one that is stitched from the heart. Check back this week to see my samples!.
Let’s celebrate my entry into the ‘world of blogging’ with my own promotion!
Today through November 30:
- All orders of $50 or more
- Includes the Stitched Shapes Framelits
- Uses Hostess Code: 7DG4Y2JR
- Will receive a package of Mini Jingle Bells from me!
Hugs & Smiles,