Sweet Stampin’ Up Valentine and the current Weekly Deals

Hey what day is it?  HA HA, I know you said hump day!

I hope your week is going smoothly. Since I am a day late in getting this post up I can say mine has been just a tad bumpy.  Hopefully as I sail downhill to the weekend, that will all change!

I have another cute valentine card to share today.  This one is made with the You plus Me stamp set and the Groovy Love stamp set. Both are perfect for valentines day!


Lots of cute stuff in this card and it was not to challenging to make!  The patterned heart paper is part of the Stacked with Love DSP. The little heart punched out in the bottom right corner also has paper from this stack peeking out behind it.  The tiny love and the polka dot heart are both from the Groovy Love stamp set.  One of my favorite elements to this card is the burlap. Burlap and red always looks so nice together!

I found a few blog challenges out there that fit perfect with my valentine theme so I am entering this over at SUO blog for their current Valentine Wishes challenge and over at Just Us Girls for their Photo Week Challenge # 277.

I am a day late in getting these posted, but here are the Weekly Deals

weekly deals Jan 27 thru Feb 2 2015

Hope you find some time to stamp today!


Supplies used:

  • Paper: Blushing Bride, Real Red, Whisper White and Stacked with Love DSP
  • Ink: Blushing Bride and Real Red
  • Stamp Sets: You Plus Me,  Groovy Love and Gorgeous Grunge
  • Embellishments:  1 1/4 inch burlap ribbon
  • Tools: Heart Punch,1/2 inch circle punch, Small heart punch from the Itty Bitty Accents punch set, hexagon punch to make the banner and a paper trimmer

Versatile Valentine

Woohoo, the weekend is here!

I have happily been able to enjoy some crafting time this weekend and I was in the mood for LOVE. Valentines seemed to be on my mind, so I decided to pull out my red and pink paper and see what I could come up with.  I did make a few Valentines so I will be sure to share these with you over the next few days.

This first one is really just a one layer card with a few extra paper strips and some ribbon:  d67bf731-e8a7-42ad-b3da-4c3df0a6ca78_zpsjes9jkld

As you can probably see, I have yet again used the Snuggles and Smooches Stamp set! I sure do love that set! I think this valentine could easily be used for your special someone or maybe even your niece, nephew, child or anyone you love to snuggle with! The tiny strips of paper are from the Stacked with Love DSP. That paper pack sure has come in handy for my valentine cards! I punched out the Snuggles and Smooches stamp with my 2 inch paper punch and then did some quick heart punches. The adorable embossed part of the card is from the new Happy Heart Textured Impressions Embossing folder.

I got most of my inspiration for this card over at Freshly Made Sketches. Here is their sketch for this week:FMS Final 170-001 I am entering my card in the challenge for FMS170!

This was a fun card to make and really took no time at all.  I will share a few more valentines over the next few days so be sure to check back for some creativity inspiration!


Supplies used:

  • Paper: Real Read, Whisper White and Stacked with Love DSP
  • Inks: Blushing Bride and Real Red
  • Stamps: Snuggles and Smooches
  • Embellishments:  Blushing Bride Cotton ribbon and Blushing Bride Candy Dot
  • Tools: 2 inch Circle Punch, Happy Heart Textured Impressions Embossing folder, Itty Bitty Accents Heart Punch, and paper trimmer.

Snuggles and Smooches with Hello You Thinlits Love card

Hello Crafty Friends!

I have been so busy lately and never had time to post anything. I just spent the long weekend at a girl scout camp reunion and we had the best time!! We actually spent the night at our camp and the memories and laughter were ongoing. Then I had to help my mom out with some medical concerns. Thankfully, she is feeling better now but I am staying with her for a while to make sure all is well.

I had a little time to craft recently so I made this cute love card that could be used for valentine’s day or any day!Snuggles of Love

I am still in LOVE with the Snuggles and Smooches stamp set. Isn’t it funny how that happens sometimes? We find a certain stamp set that we just keep wanting to use. I paired this set with the new Hello You thinlits. There are four different words in the group and I used the You. It also comes with Hello, Happy and Thanks. There are lots of ways to use these thinlits! Some of other fun parts of this card include the new Happy Hearts Textured Impression folder and the washi tape to make the patterned border. Both of these washi tapes are from stampin’ Up and the blue one is part of the Every Day Adventure Project Life Accessory pack.

I am entering this card over at the Fusion Card Challenge since the current theme is Two Hearts!

I was no where near a computer on Tuesday so here is a very late post of the current weekly deals!

Weekly Deals Jan 20 through Jan 26 2015

I am hoping to find some more time to craft soon and I will try to keep showing any new goodies I use from the Occasions catalog. Have you got any new craft supplies you are enjoying recently?


Supplies Used:

  • Inks: Bermuda Bay
  • Paper: Bermuda Bay, Whisper White and Stacked with Love DSP
  • Stamp sets: Snuggles and Smooches
  • Embellishments:  Stacked with Love Washi Tape, Every Day Adventure Project Life Accessory pack Washi Tape, Sweet Dreams Designer Buttons, and Black Baker’s Twine
  • Tools: Hello You Thinlits, Happy Heart Textured Impressions Embossing folder, 2 inch Circle Punch and the Paper Trimmer


Stampin’ Up! Fabulous Four, Weekly Deals and a New Photopolymer Stamp Set!

It’s Tuesday!

As usual there is LOTS to report on Tuesday as that is when the demonstrators get most of the exciting updates from Stampin’ Up!

First, I want to start by sharing a card with you. I have found that I rarely have a Get Well card on hand when I need it.  Given that is the case, I decided to get the Fabulous Four stamp set because it has this cute stamp that is great for sending well wishes.  I decided I will start making a few Get Well cards to have on hand and here is my first one:


There are lots of fun elements in this card! First, I decided to use the beautiful Gold Soiree paper. It is truly versatile for many occasions with just a little glam to pump things up a notch. I also used one of the cute stars from the Basic HodgePodge clips. I am so glad I bought these because I can see I will like using them both in card making and in scrapbooking! I got some inspiration for this card over at the SUO challenge blog. Their theme is Dots this week and this paper has some adorable dots!

Now on to the awesome updates.  Stampin’ UP! is offering another fun Photopolymer stamp set. You have already seen how much I love the Snuggles and Smooches stamp set so I anticipate getting this new one as well:

Better than Email stamp set

This is the Better Than E-Mail stamp set and it is a great new option for the Angel Policy! If you are someone who makes Stampin’ Up Cards to sell, then this will be a great addition to your supplies. It retails for $15.95 and is not available in any catalog. If you are interested in buying this set just click on the picture or contact me to order it!

Last, but not least, is the weekly deals. Here they are:

Weekly Deals Jan 13 2015 through January 19 2015

These deals run through January 19, 2015 so don’t miss out!

Have a wonderful Tuesday!!

~ Kristal

Supplies Used:

  • Ink: Blackberry Bliss
  • Paper: Blackberry Bliss, Whisper White, Gold Fancy Foil Vellum and Gold Soiree DSP
  • Stamp set:  Fabulous Four and Amazing Birthday
  • Embellishments:  Basics Hodgepodge Clips,  White Painted Blooms Cotton Twine and Blackberry Bliss 3/8 inch Stitched Satin Ribbon
  • Tools: Banner Framelits, Hexagon Punch to make double sided banner,Paper Snips and Paper Trimmer

Fun valentine card with Stampin’ Up! You Plus Me stamp set

Happy Sunday Crafty Folks!

I have been playing with all the new Catalog goodies I received and I seem to be in the mood for Valentines day!  I decided to try another one with one of the fun new sets available – You Plus Me. This coordinates beautifully with the new Stacked with Love DSP.

f56a106f-e92e-4073-a466-7c60344757f9_zps154d99bdI am loving this new DSP! Sometimes I get a paper pack and I don’t like all the papers, but that is not this case for this pack! There is definitely a valentine/love theme in the paper but many of the patterns could be used in lots of other ways and I love that. This stamp set is really fun too!I can see me using the ampersand quite frequently and there are lots of occasions to use the various hearts in card making and scrapbooking. A few things to point out on this card and the cute little embellishments. It is hard to see in this picture, but I used one of the new Itty Bitty Accent Epoxy stickers on the tiny heart in the You and Me stamp.  It adds just a little bit of dimension. Also I used a wire heart from the Basic Hodgepodge Clips available in Annual Catalog. The cute white bow is made of the New Cotton twine available in the occasions catalog. It is so SOFT! I can’t wait to use it in more of my projects.

Hope you enjoy my little valentine. Have you started working on any valentines yet?  🙂


Supplies used:

  • Inks: Crisp Cantaloupe and Strawberry Slush
  • Paper:  Basic Black, Whisper White, Crisp Cantaloupe and Stacked With Love DSP
  • Stamp Set:  You Plus Me
  • Tools:  2 Inch Circle Punch, Corner Rounder punch, and Paper Trimmer
  • Embellishments:  Itty Bitty Accent Epoxy stickers, Basic Hodgepodge Clips, White Painted Blooms Cotton Twine, and Basic Black 3/4 Inch Chevron Ribbon