Tuesday, December 31, 2013

IT'S JUST ANOTHER NEW YEAR'S EVE - LET'S MAKE IT THE BEST!

Wow!  2013 is coming to an end.  What a year!  Warm and Best Wishes for a Happy Healthy and Great New Year 2014!
And from one of my favorite all time great performers - Barry Manilow - the classic song It's Just Another New Year's Eve!



FROM THE SU! BLOG - NEW YEAR'S EVE DECORATING PROJECT

Are you having a NEW YEAR's EVE Party?  Here is a cool and very easy decorating project from SU!

Happy New Year!


Looking for some fun and easy DIY projects for your New Year’s Eve party? Check out the ideas below!
 And here’s wishing you a very happy and prosperous New Year—from everyone here at Stampin’ Up!

Cindy B.
Sr. Staff Writer

Monday, December 30, 2013

2 MORE MDS MONDAY - COUNTDOWN ON SOON!

I ordered the SU! DIGITAL KIT - COUNT DOWN TO NEW YEAR ENSEMBLE that is on the WEEKLY DEALS until midnight mountain time tonight.  Get yours for only $7.77.  It's an awesome kit and there's a lot you can do with it!  I also used the DECEMBER MEMORIES kit.



MDS Supply List

Embellishments
    _Designer Kits\Count Down the New Year - embellishments\Count Down the New Year - card back

Stamps
    Splatters/A Split Second/A Split Second - splatter 1
    _Designer Kits\Count Down the New Year\Count Down the New Year - count down, Color = POPPY PARADE 218,57,49
    _Designer Kits\Count Down the New Year\Count Down the New Year - count down, Color = YOYO YELLOW 255,226,0
    Splatters/A Split Second/A Split Second - splatter 1, Color = BAJA BREEZE 141,189,193
    Splatters/A Split Second/A Split Second - splatter 1
    _Designer Kits\Count Down the New Year\Count Down the New Year - count down, Color = BAJA BREEZE 141,189,193
    _Designer Kits\Count Down the New Year\Count Down the New Year - the near year, Color = 151,29,0
    _Designer Kits\Count Down the New Year\Count Down the New Year - spectacular new year, Color = 255,189,0
    _Designer Kits\Count Down the New Year\Count Down the New Year - spectacular new year, Color = 20,95,200
    _Designer Kits\Happy Hour\Happy Hour - cheers!, Color = 173,5,11
    _Designer Kits\Happy Hour\Happy Hour - cheers!, Color = 230,WATERMARK 255,255,255
    _Designer Kits\The Best Year\The Best Year - for the record, Color = 230,WATERMARK 255,255,255
    _Designer Kits\The Best Year\The Best Year - for the record, Color = BASHFUL BLUE 177,217,242

Photos
    C:\Users\Maria\Pictures\NEW YEARS 2013\DSC03850
    C:\Users\Maria\Pictures\NEW YEARS 2013\DSC03901

 
Count Down The New Year Ensemble - Digital Download 129002
Price: $12.95 $7.77


Download includes:
* 8-piece stamp brush set
* 19 embellishments
* 5" x 3-1/2" double-sided postcard invitation designer template
* 8-page 11" x 8-1/2" d├ęcor designer template

Features:
* Digital-exclusive
* Includes everything you need to throw a quick and fabulous New Year's party: Happy New Year banner, invitation, bottle labels/tags, and favor labels.
* Perfect for New Year's, but can be easily adapted for birthday parties!

Coordinating colors:
Baja Breeze, Basic Gray, Crushed Curry, Wild Wasabi, Very Vanilla
See our blog for more on this download.



MDS Supply List

 Background
     Color = VERY VANILLA 254,249,232

Stamps
    _Designer Kits\Daily December Memories\Daily December Memories - countdown, Color = CHERRY COBBLER 165,30,44
    _Designer Kits\Daily December Memories\Daily December Memories - 9, Color = 0,0,0
    Splatters\A Split Second\A Split Second - splatter 3, Color = 230,WATERMARK 255,255,255
    _Designer Kits\Daily December Memories\Daily December Memories - 8, Color = 0,0,0
    _Designer Kits\Daily December Memories\Daily December Memories - 7, Color = 0,0,0
    _Designer Kits\Daily December Memories\Daily December Memories - 6, Color = 0,0,0
    _Designer Kits\Daily December Memories\Daily December Memories - 5, Color = 0,0,0
    _Designer Kits\Daily December Memories\Daily December Memories - 4, Color = 0,0,0
    _Designer Kits\Daily December Memories\Daily December Memories - 3, Color = 0,0,0
    _Designer Kits\Daily December Memories\Daily December Memories - 2, Color = 0,0,0
    _Designer Kits\Daily December Memories\Daily December Memories - 1, Color = 0,0,0
    _Designer Kits\Daily December Memories\Daily December Memories - arrow, Color = ISLAND INDIGO 0,126,135
    _Designer Kits\Daily December Memories\Daily December Memories - 10, Color = 0,0,0
    _Designer Kits\Daily December Memories\Daily December Memories - twenty-fourteen, Color = NIGHT OF NAVY 33,64,95
    _Designer Kits\Daily December Memories\Daily December Memories - twenty-thirteen, Color = TAKEN WITH TEAL 0,157,146
    Teeny Tiny Wishes\Teeny Tiny Wishes - happy new year, Color = PACIFIC POINT 1,128,181
    Teeny Tiny Wishes\Teeny Tiny Wishes - happy new year, Color = CHERRY COBBLER 165,30,44
    Calendar Basics Kit\Calendar Kit - fireworks, Color = SUMMER SUN 255,196,56
    Calendar Basics Kit\Calendar Kit - fireworks, Color = PUMPKIN PIE 255,130,1

MDS MONDAY HOLIDAY CARDS FOR THE NICU AND NBN

These are the cards I made for our NBN and NICU staff.  This year for the holidays, our group made a donation in honor of each of the units to one of the nurses who is ill right now and cannot work.  This nurse is very beloved and the staff asked us to give to her instead of buying gifts. 

These cards were created using MY DIGITAL STUDIO by SU!  I added SU! rhinestones to the hearts and then I stamped the envelopes with my all time fave SU! alphabet BIG DEAL (retired), snowflakes from Endless Wishes and Merry Christmas sentiments from the latest SU! HOLIDAY Book.


MDS Supply List

Background
     Designer Series Paper\_Designer Kits\Watercolored Winter - designer series paper\Watercolored Winter - 3

Embellishments

Stamps
    _Designer Kits\Celebrate Any Day\Celebrate Any Day - happy holidays, Color = 0,0,0
    _Designer Kits\Celebrate Any Day\Celebrate Any Day - happy holidays, Color = BASIC GRAY 118,122,121
    Oh Splat!\Oh Splat! - heart, Color = REAL RED 199,44,58
    Baby Prints\Baby Prints - left hand, Color = BASIC GRAY 118,122,121
    Baby Prints\Baby Prints - right hand, Color = BASIC GRAY 118,122,121

Punches
    Basics\1.25 Square Punch,  Filled with: Designer Series Paper\_Designer Kits\Daily December Memories - designer series paper\Daily December Memories - 7
    Scallop Oval Punch, Fill Color = BASIC GRAY 118,122,121
    Scallop Oval Punch, Fill Color = 255,250,226

Photos
     (re-colored) Color = 209,203,215
     (re-colored) Color = 210,204,214 


Saturday, December 28, 2013

STILL HAVE GIFTS TO GIVE FOR THE HOLIDAYS?

Here's a great idea for wrapping up some gifts if you still have some to give.  I sure do.  I haven't gathered with my craft friends yet to exchange so this might be a great way to gift what I have for them.  And...we all want to BE MERRY for New Year's Eve.  Do you have cookies or candies to box up?  Put them inside.  For New Year's I might close the box with our silver ribbon by SU!  Look at how washi tape adheres the box closed.  Great use of SU! washi tape!
Stamps
• Be Merry Stamp

Ink
• Whisper White Craft Stampin’ Pad®
• Basic Gray Stampin’ Write® Marker

Stampin’ Up! Accessories
• Kraft Gift Boxes
• Real Red 1/8" Taffeta Ribbon
• Season of Style Designer Washi Tape
• Craft knife

Friday, December 27, 2013

NEW CLEARANCE RACK AT SU!

Make sure you check out the clearance rack.  More SU! being added today 12/27/13
go to SHOP NOW.
www.scrappinriri.stampinup.net

DOCUMENTING DECEMBER - FROM THE SU! BLOG!

I love Holiday projects and I love documenting the holidays.  I took a lot of photos in December because of the holidays, the snow, Christmas and my son's 14th birthday.  I have a lot to scrapbook.  Here's a great idea on documenting directly from the SU! blog.  Enjoy!  and Happy the rest of December.  We still have New Year's Eve and I have a trip to visit my parents and my family this week that I can also add to my book. 


Documenting December


I am back again to give you guys a little more inspiration for your December albums.  If you haven’t started one yet, now is the time!
I went back to my photos from last year and completed the 23rd and 24th.  I had a lot of fun with these days. I cut up the 8" x 8" Divided Page Protectors for the two 4" x 4" pockets. I am so in love with these page protectors and all of the possibilities. Make sure to stock up before they are gone!

For this page I typed up some lines from our favorite Christmas song in My Digital Studio, then cut it out using a digital cutter.  I used the Bebas Neue font.  I then backed the page with a Gold Foil Sheet from the holiday catalog.  I love these Gold and Silver Foil Sheets so much!!!


I love adding stuff to our albums from our everyday life. For the top 4" x 4" pocket  on this page I included the cozy from Starbucks.  I backed it with a Tea Lace Paper Doily and embellished it with a star cut out using a digital cutter.

On this page I added gold and silver glitter polka dots by placing Glue Dots on the page and sprinkling Gold Stampin’ Glitter over them. Then I added a few more Glue Dots and sprinkled them with Silver Stampin’ Glitter. I am in love with how it looks.  (The photo I used is not really a Polaroid.  I used an app that I downloaded to my phone to get this look.)
I hope this inspires you to get going on your December album! Make it as simple or as ornate as you want.  Just have fun and I promise you will not regret documenting these memories.
Have a wonderful Christmas!
Arika B.
Concept Artist

Thursday, December 26, 2013

CHRISTMAS CARDS

I just love these snowflakes and coordinating framelits dies from SU!  I made some Holiday cards for my coworkers.  This year we mostly gave of our time and money to good causes such as Habitat for Humanity, the Defenders of Animal Rights, and the 410 Bridge Project.
Here's some information on the 410 Bridge Project.

 http://www.410bridge.org/portal/

Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

WOW! NEW SU! WEEKLY DEALS!

Here are this week's SU! WEEKLY DEALS!  Also...stay tuned to NEW ADDITIONS to the SU! CLEARANCE RACK coming this FRIDAY 12/27.

Weekly Deals

Here are this week's Weekly Deals, I hope you enjoy them as much as I do!


2012-2014 In Color Core'dinations
Item # 129957

Regular Price: $11.95 US/$14.95 CAN
Discounted Price: $8.96 US/$11.21 CAN

Classic Pad Pear Pizzaz Item #131180
Regular Price: $5.95 US/$7.25 CAN
Discounted Price: $4.46 US/$5.44 CAN

Count Down the New Year Ensemble (MDS) Item #129002
Regular Price: $12.95 US/$13.95 CAN
Discounted Price: $7.77 US/$8.37 CAN
THIS LOOKS REALLY GOOD!  GOTTA GET THIS ONE!

Crushed Curry Chevron Ribbon
Item # 130019

Regular Price: $8.95 US/$12.50 LOVE THE CHEVRON RIBBON
Discounted Price: $6.71 US/$9.38 CAN

Delicate Designs Textured Embossing Folder Item # 127023
Regular Price: $8.95 US/$10.95 CAN
Discounted Price: $6.71 US/$8.21 CAN

Fancy Flower XL Punch Item # 118073
Regular Price: $16.95 US/$22.95 CAN
Discounted Price: $12.71 US/$17.21 CAN

Hardware Clips Essentials Item #129964
Regular Price: $5.95 US/$7.95 CAN
Discounted Price: $4.46 US/$5.96 CAN

Hearts Aflutter Bigshot Framelit
Item # 130159

Regular Price: $24.95 US/$30.95 CAN
Discounted Price: $18.71 US/$23.21 CAN

Big Shot Die Large Scallop Item # 127019
Regular Price: $7.95 US/$9.95 CAN
Discounted Price: $5.96

Needlepoint Border Textured Embossing Folder Item # 129383
Regular Price: $7.95 US/$9.95 CAN
Discounted Price: $5.96 US/$ 7.46 CAN

Pop & Place Item # 135290
Regular Price: $24.95 US/$27.95 CAN
THIS IS AWESOME!  I HAVE THIS AND IT's A MUST!
Discounted Price: $17.45 US/ $19.56 CAN

Tempting Turquoise Item # 122950
Regular Price: $4.75 US/$5.95 CAN
Discounted Price: $3.56 US/$4.46 C

CHRISTMAS EVE TABLE SETTING - SEASON OF STYLE SU!

Looking for ways to decorate your Holiday Table?  Here's a quick and easy project from the SU! BLOG showing how to make silverware settings from the SEASON OF STYLE SU! products.

Season of Style . . . and So Much More!

Season of Style . . . and So Much More!


Here at the home office, the snow has started falling—big, fluffy flakes!! It’s the perfect way to fill your heart with an extra dose of Christmas cheer. 

I’ve been working on a little project that I wanted to share. I’m prepping for a Christmas party and made the decorations from Stampin’ Up! products. 

We simply stitched a strip of textured cardstock to a full sheet of Season of Style Designer Series Paper. Such an easy way to make a placemat!
Then, using the Season of Style Designer Series Paper Stack, I stitched 2 pieces together to make a little pocket for a napkin and silverware. The front piece is cut to 4-1/4"; then I just stitched around the edge, creating a pocket.  It was so simple, but I loved the result. And, the Designer Series Paper Stacks come with 48 sheets, so you can create 24 pockets with one pack!

Hope this helps with any plans you may have to entertain this holiday season. And, I hope your holiday season is filled with all the wonder that comes this time of year.
Merry Christmas!

Jen C.
Concept Artist