Sunday, December 17, 2017

December Special!


So I think I posted awhile ago about my December special. Place an order in December and you will get a free sampler pack of new products. The top picture shows the products. There are two yards of different ribbons,  6 -6 x 6 papers out of three of the new papers and 6 little embellishments. These are all out of the new Occasions catalog!
I just love all of these new items. Even tho the papers are from 3 different packs, 2 of them go together beautifully!
The box is also out of all new products. It is a silver gable box and I have decorated it items from the Sweet Soiree suite. So can't see it but it also has matching shredded paper on the inside that is also available. It comes with three colors, Berry Burst, Silver and white!

If you are interested in getting the free sampler pack, place an online order using hostess code AFSCNCHF . You can find my online store  here .
This hostess code is different from what it was earlier this month!

Happy Stamping!
Stamper Gyrl!

Sunday, December 3, 2017

Meet Finn!



Meet our new addition to the family!! This is Finn. He is adorable and 5 months old. He went up to Kiki and gave him a cute little head butt. But Kiki hissed at him so now Finn hisses at him. But I think in a few days they will be great friends.
Finn is very loving and always has his little paws going making biscuits.
He is adorable!

Happy Stamping!
Stamper Gyrl!

Friday, December 1, 2017

December Specials!

Hello Everyone!
Its finally December! I can't believe its here!
I am not having any Stampin Up Classes in December but I am having a December Stampin Up special. This is something I am promoting not Stampin Up.
Anyone placing an order in December at my online store and using hostess code NQNRFKTG will receive a free sampler pack from the new Occasions catalog going live on January 3rd. The new Sale A Bration is going live on January 3rd also.
I can't wait! I will be showing projects using products from these catalogs in a week or so. I am so excited to be getting my sticky little fingers on these products !!

Whats in the Sampler Pack you might ask?? Its a surprise, mostly because I don't even know yet. I am waiting to get my hands on the products first and then will decide. But there will probably be some papers, ribbons, embellishments! Who knows for sure! I can tell you that there is some gorgeous new papers and ribbons coming out and some embellishments also!!!

So keep checking for some projects made with some awesome new projects!

Remember to use Hostess code NQNRFKTG when placing an online order!
Don't feel comfortable placing an online order?? Just contact me and I would be happy to take your order and place it for you!

Happy Stamping!

Stamper Gyrl!

Monday, November 20, 2017

Reindeer Door Hanger!


I found this cute little door hanger on You tube . It is a project done by Stamping With Amore. She has some great little projects. There is another she just posted today that is adorable also. I didnt have the same paper she had some I changed mine up. It needs 12 x 12 paper and I only had the Old Olive. The dsp is from Christmas Around the World and I had been wanting to use the Nutcracker paper so I went with that. I made 4 of these this morning in about 1 1/2-2 hours so they are really quick and easy to make.
The cute little reindeer is from the Seasonal Chums stamp set. It is made with fronts and backs to make gift tags with but I just used the front. Then I colored it with the new Stampin Blends .
It was really fun to color. Since I have a couple of people coming over this morning I made these for them. I already had the little snowman for them so I added it and some candy to fill it up.
If you would like to purchase any of the supplies to make this cute little project just leave me a comment or send me an email. You can also order from me online .
Happy Stamping!
Stamper Gyrl!

Sunday, November 19, 2017

Pink Christmas and Online Extravaganza!

I'm still working on my pink christmas. Here is a pink christmas card I made. I used the Merry Patterns stamp set that was available in October. I wanted to make another card with it. So this is what I came up with.
I also went on a hunt for items for my pink christmas decorations yesterday and found a few more items.
Also it is time again for Online Extravaganza at Stampin Up. It is the 20th thru the 26th! Yes, it starts tomorrow. There are all kinds of great stamp sets on sale tomorrow for one day only and then a few more items that last until the 26th. So if you would like to take advantage of this great sale. You can send me an email or go to my online store !
You can see the list of sale items here !

Happy Stamping!
Stamper Gyrl!

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Christmas Class Today!






























Today we are doing these three projects in class.
I was hoping to go with a Vintagey look for the mittens. I was tempted to make all of the cards pink but I know that not everyone likes pink as much as I do!
Speaking of pink!! Joan and I went to the Secret Gardens Tea House in Sumner, Wa this last weekend and it was AMAZING! Tons of pink and sparkle! It was all decorated for christmas and they are having a pink christmas this year just like I am. I bought a sampler of the pink tea set. It is definitely on my christmas and birthday list this year!!
Kati bought a pink flamingo ornament for me and said I should do my tree in pink this year. So I ordered a bunch of them and got more pink ornaments at the tea house.
Cant wait to get my tree up!!
Happy Stamping!
Stamper Gyrl!

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Purple Poinsettia Box at Main St!




This is an explosion box I did for Main St Stamp and Stationary in Tigard. I will be doing a class on this today.
It is going to be my biggest class there ever! Or anywhere else actually.
I just love these Poinsettia Papers by Kaisercraft!
This one has pockets also like my last one did. They are on the sides with the bows. You could put money in them or a gift certificate or even a note. In the inside box could hold chocolates, jewelry. Any type of small gift.
Boy were these flowers a pain to cut out!! I went thru two plates with my precision plate and still had some problems.
I made 20 kits, 160 flowers, 160 silver leaves, lots of die cutting and cutting!!

Happy Stamping!
Stamper Gyrl!

Monday, October 30, 2017

Stampin Blends!

Stampin Up is bringing Alcohol Markers back. They are a new version called Stampin Blends.
There are 12 colors available. But each color has a light and dark. So really 24 colors plus an Ivory and Bronze for skin tones and a colorless blender called a color lifter. They markers are $4.50 each. They also come in a combo pack for each color that is $9.00. 
Or you can buy them all for $121.50.

Here is a video Stampin Up put out to explain them a little bit. There is also a new stamp set and kit to go with the markers. You can get them in a bundle too!

These all go live November 1st!!

Contact me and I would be happy to get these ordered for you!! Or you can go to my online store and order directly!
Happy Stamping!
Stamper Gyrl!

Friday, October 20, 2017

Fall Holidays Card Class At Main St!


These are two fun cards I will be doing at Main St Stamp and Stationary this coming tuesday the 24th. They are both done with Art Impressions stamps and dies. The Gobble till You Wobble greeting is from a sizzix set. As soon as I found it in my drawer I thought, this turkey has to Wobble. So the turkey wobbles back and forth as it moves.
Come down to Main St Stamp and Stationary in Tigard and check it out. There is still time to sign up!
Happy Stamping!
Stamper Gyrl!

Sunday, October 15, 2017

Colorful Seasons!

This is one of the cards we will be doing this Tuesday the 17th in our class. It is done with Colorful Seasons stamp set. It is very fallish!! (Is that a word?) Anyway, I cased this card from Pinterest I think. Sorry I can't remember where, its been awhile since I did  it.
The colors are Daffodil Delight, Cajun Craze and Rich Razzleberry.
I splattered the background a bit with a marker and gold Wink of Stella.
Happy Stamping!
Stamper Gyrl!

Monday, October 9, 2017

Halloween Cats At Main St!

Here is my class for Main St Stamp and Stationary tomorrow. 1pm and 5:30pm. We will be making these two cards using the Meow-lloween Stamp set from Art Impressions.
I have colored the images with copic markers.
There is still time to call Main St and and sign up for this class!

Happy Stamping!
Stamper Gyrl!

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Fun Name Tags!

These are the name tags I made for everyone at the Holiday Premier Party last Saturday. I think that everyone liked them.
For the prize drawings, I had everyone open their goodie bags and unwrap these. Then they had to add up their totals on the letters and the one with the most numbers got to pick a prize first. You would think the one with the longest name would have the highest score. But it didnt work that way. One of the highest scores only had a 4 letter name!
These were really easy and fun to make. I already had a whole bunch of scrabble pieces.
Happy Stamping!
Stamper Gyrl!

Monday, October 2, 2017

Case(E) This Sketch #241!

I made this card using the sketch from Cas(E) This Sketch Challenge . I just love the pumpkins with the Gourd Goodness stamp set. It is a two step photopolymer stamp set. It looks so realistic. I used Tangerine Tango and Peekaboo Peach. It is a really easy set to match up. The greetings is from this set, and is stamped in Early Espresso.
I have used the Painted Autumn Designer Series papers, gold, copper and champagne foil papers, with Early Espresso, Old Olive and Whisper White cardstock.
The die cut leaves are from the Seasonal Layers Thinlits and the Pumpkin is from the Patterned Pumpkin thinlits.
I have also added a heart from the Corrugated Elements and added a little Glitter Enamel Dot in the center.
If you would like to order any products for this card or anything else you can visit me here , email me or leave me a comment and I would be happy to contact you!
Happy Stamping!
Stamper Gyrl!

Sunday, October 1, 2017

Stampin Up's October Specials!

Saturday October 7th is World card making day. So from today thru October 10th Stampin Up is having a sale to celebrate. You can get 15% off of select items. Stamps, Note cards and envelopes and a great deal on fast fuse!
Here is a link to the great deals going on now .

Also Buy 3 and get 1 free Designer Series Papers is back! If you buy 3 of the selected papers you can get one for free!!! You can see the list of Designer Series Papers here .

So in honor of these specials, I am having a drawing! Anyone that places an order with me on or before October 3rd will get their name in a drawing for the Merry Patterns stamp set. It is a promotional set only available with a $300 order.
This is the card I made with the Merry Patterns stamp set. It is great for Christmas but would also be great with birthdays or any celebration  you might want to light up some candles for!
Contact me today!!
Happy Stamping!
Stamper Gyrl!

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Merry Patterns!

I made this card with a new stamp set called Merry Patterns! It is available for a limited time only and only with a $300 purchase.
I used the sketch from sketch #482 from the Sketch Saturday challenge. This is a fun set to play with but as you can see you have to be really careful not to rock your block at all. I love how easy the two step stamping is. First you stamp your outline and then fill it in.
I've used Be Merry DSP, Garden Green and Whisper White cardstock, Cherry Cobbler and Garden Green ink pads, Garden Trellis Embossing Folder and Cherry cobbler double stitched ribbon.
If you would like to purchase these or any other items, just send me an email or leave me a comment below!
Happy Stamping!
Stamper Gyrl!

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Seasonal Chums!

Isn't this little deer just the cutest?? It is from the Seasonal Chums stamp set. The tree and snowflake come with this stamp set also.
It is originally made to make tags and the stamps have fronts and backs and fold over when you cut them out. But I only wanted the front of this little deer. So I cut my stamp apart so I didnt have to fight with the rest of the stamp. Then later when I want both the front and back I can still place them together and use them that way also. I do this quite a bit with my stamps.
I have seen quite a few versions of this card but this is my version of it.
It is also using Merry Little Christmas designer papers, stitched shape framelits, and the circle shape framelits.
I just love the Stitched Shaped Framelits. They are always my first choice when I go for a shaped die. But my sweet daughter has been helping me with my die cutting a lot this month and she isn't too found of them!
I colored the little reindeer with watercolor pencils and wink of stella. My new favorite way to color.
The black border is punched with the Ticket Tear Punch and I have wrapped the Black Shimmer Ribbon around the card!
For anyone coming to my Holiday Premier Party on the 30th or October 3rd, they will be seeing another one of the Seasonal Chums!!
Happy Stamping!
Stamper Gyrl!

Monday, September 25, 2017

Year Of Cheer DSP!

I found this card over at Patty Bennetts blog Patty stamps . Patty is a very inspirational person. I was lucky enough to meet her at Onstage last April. I went WAY out of my comfort zone and walked up to her and introduced myself. She was very nice. I just love her projects!
This card is made using the Year of Cheer Designer Papers. I have lots of these papers left over from my explosion boxes. So I was really excited to see Pattys projects!
The stamps on this card are from Watercolor Christmas which we received for free at the Rockaway Retreat I went on last weekend. (I can't believe I have back for a whole week already!!).
The Watercolor Christmas also has a matching kit available which makes 20 cards.
The inks are Island Indigo and Pool Party with Island Indigo and Whisper White cardstock. It is also using this lovely foil snowflakes, (which I also had lots leftover from the explosion boxes.).
This will be one of the cards we will be doing at the Holiday Premier Party on the 30th.
There are still a couple of spots left!
If you would like to order any of these products please send me an email or leave a comment or you can order here .
Happy Stamping!
Stamper Gyrl!

Sunday, September 24, 2017

Box In A Card!


I found a tutorial for this card at Stamp Your Art Out .   I have been seeing these all over lately. It is called a box in a card. I have so many papers left over from the Year of Cheer DSP that I thought I would use it. I have decorated the inside yet but I think the outside is done.
I used the snowflake from the Seasonal Layers Thinlits,  I have embossed one of the stamps from the Merry Little Labels stamp set in gold. Then layered it with Gold glimmer paper.
It is a fun little card to make but it won't fit in an envelope.
I also have a gold strip punched out with the Decorative Ribbon Border punch.
Happy Stamping!
Stamper Gyrl!

Saturday, September 23, 2017

Painted Harvest Poinsettia!

I love the Painted Harvest Stamp set. It is fun in so many colors. On this card, I stamped it in Real Red and Cherry Cobbler to give it the look of Poinsettias. I couldn't decide what to use as background paper because nothing seemed to go with it.
So I decided to just use it as background paper all by itself. I think it turned out very colorful and cheerful.
I used Garden Green and Whisper White cardstock and then Cherry Cobbler Stitched Ribbon.
For the leaves I used Wild Wasabi and Garden Green, also Crushed Curry for the centers of the flowers. I added some Gold Enamel shapes for a little dimension!
Hope you like my card today!
Happy Stamping!
Stamper Gyrl!

Friday, September 22, 2017

Seasons Greetings!

This is my version of the card on page 35 LR corner in the Stampin Up Holiday Catalog.
I changed it up a bit. I used Smokey Slate, Elegant Eggplant and Silver Foil papers. I also used Silver Edged Ribbon. I love these new ribbons. They come in Gold Edged also and are so elegant.
I have used Snowflake Sentiments Bundle. If you buy the dies and the stamp set you get 10% off.
This is such a great set!!
Happy Stamping!
Stamper Gyrl!

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Pink Flamingos!


I found these adorable slippers in Flamingo Jims at Rockaway Beach when I went there last weekend for a Stampin Up retreat!
We had a great time at the retreat! I had never been to this one before. It s at the Twin Rocks Friends Camp in Rockaway. It is a very nice retreat center.
For my flamingo card, my good friend Joan asked me to make a flamingo christmas card. So this is what I came up with.
The Santa hat from the Santa Suit stamp set and Santa builder die set (or get the bundle for 10% off). It fits perfectly on this card. I used the Fabulous Flamingo set and the Quilted Christmas Designer Papers. I added some snowflakes and rhinestones. I really like how it all came together.
I have another idea for a Flamingo christmas card so stay tuned for that!
Happy Stamping!
Stamper Gyrl!

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Fall Coffee!

I love Gingham and I also love this Painted Autumn Designer Series Paper. It is in the new holiday catalog. I really wanted to use this Smoky Slate Gingham ribbon but I couldn't find anything to go with it. Then I had these papers and was looking at them and thought "Wait a Minute!" those pumpkins are Smokey Slate. You know how there are colors in the papers but they aren't listed in the pack?? So I saw my chance to us the ribbon!
So I used the Stitched Shape framelits and the Oval Shapes, also the new Merry Cafe stamp set. The new Merry Cafe stamp set works with the Coffee Cups Framelits. So this all went together perfectly.
I also wrapped the Copper Trim ribbon around my smokey slate ribbon for some more color!
Happy Stamping!
Stamper Gyrl!

Monday, September 11, 2017

Snow Fun At Main St!


These cute little snow people are going to a class at Main St Stamp and Stationary tomorrow!
This is a fun stamp from Art Impressions called Sparkle & Cheer and they are very cheery!
I just love the sentiment "You make my heart slush!"
I have used some cute Pebbles christmas papers to go with these cute little guys and colored them with my watercolor pencils and wink of stella!
So hope on over to Main St tomorrow and make these fun little guys! (and girls!).
Happy Stamping!
Stamper Gyrl!

Saturday, September 9, 2017

Painted Autumn!

I love this designer series papers. They are called Painted Autumn. I think they are just gorgeous!!
I think this will be the closest to a Thanksgiving card as I will get. There really aren't any sets I can think of this time that actually say Happy Thanksgiving. But I haven't looked very hard either.
I have seen lots of different versions of cards with the sunflowers cut out of the paper. For my card I decided to go with a sketch from Freshly Made Sketches . I always find it so much easier to find a sketch and then go with it when I know what papers and stamps I want to use.
I also added the copper trim ribbon and the Touches of Nature Elements.
Happy Stamping!
Stamper Gyrl!

Friday, September 8, 2017

Spooky Cat!

I made this card using the sketch from this weeks Sketch Saturday Challenge! I turned the sketch sideways so my little pumpkins at the bottom are the row of three. Check out their site and you can see the sketch for yourself.
This card is made using the Spooky Cat Bundle. You get a cat punch and a fun stamp set in this bundle. Also there is matching designer papers and you can punch a whole punch of cats right out of the papers. How cool is that?
Happy Stamping!
Stamper Gyrl!

Thursday, September 7, 2017

Hug in A Mug!

This is my last project for the retreat coming up next week. I just finished it today because I was waiting for ribbon and designer paper to be delivered today.
I used the popcorn thinlit dies and the new Hug in A Mug stamp set. I just love this set and knew I wanted to make something with it!
It is in the new Holiday Mini Catalog that just went live last friday!!
Contact me to get a catalog if you don't have one or to order this adorable set or any other great Stampin Up products!
Happy Stamping!
Stamper Gyrl!

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Painted Harvest!

When I was at the retreat in Union, Wa last week I started stamping this paper. I love this stamp set! It is in the new catalog and is called Painted Harvest! I have seen it stamped in many colors.
So I stamped 4 sheets like this and then this week I put it together into this card.
I punched out the circle in Island Indigo. The flowers are stamped in Island Indigo and Pool Party.
I think these colors come together very nicely. I was just using colors I had with me. So when I did the leaves the only two greens I had were Lemon Lime Twist and Tranquil Tide. I was a little skeptical but since thats what I had, I went with it. I really like them together also.
The insides of the flowers are Crushed Curry and Chocolate Chip.
I added some Crushed Curry Ribbon and also a silver snowflake doily. Since I am using a lot of the gold snowflakes on my explosion box I am going to have a lot of the silver left over.
Its funny what we come up with when we use just what we happen to have on hand at that time or what we have an excess of and want to use up.
All of these great items are available now! Have you seen the new Holiday Catalog yet?? Do you not have one but want one??
Just contact me and we can fix all of that!!
Happy Stamping!
Stamper Gyrl!

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Christmas Card Pouch!



Here is a little Card Pouch I made for the retreat coming up. It has 4 little christmas cards with envelopes.
I used the Swirly Snowflake thinlits for the front with Cherry Cobbler and Whisper White cardstock!
I just love this die set. It is so elegant looking.
I also used the Merry Little Labels stamp set with the Everyday punch for the cards.
These are new in the Holiday catalog.
Such fun toys to play with in the new catty!
Contact me to purchase some of these great items!
Happy Stamping!
Stamper Gyrl!

Monday, September 4, 2017

Explosion Box!






Here is my very first Explosion Box! I knew I wanted to do an explosion box but had no clue what I wanted to do or how to do it. So I looked around on Pinterest and found different ways to make them and then changed it up a bit and this is what I came up with.
It was an expensive little box to make. Of course I had to use the most expensive papers and a lot of each.
I combined gold and silver together. I kept thinking of the Christmas song. Silver and Gold or what its called. And there is both silver and gold in the designer papers I used.
I used the new Year of Cheer Designer papers and the new Foil Snowflakes.
This was fun to make once I figured out what I was going to do.
The little cross papers on the inside flaps are pockets. You could put a gift tag, gift card or even some dollar bills in there. Maybe even some pictures. There is also a little box inside the box. You can put some yummy candies or something fun in it!
This is also going to be a project for the Marketplace at Rockaway next week! (Next week, gives me a scare just thinking its next week already and so much to do before then!
Happy Stamping!
Stamper Gyrl!