Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Practicing Creativity December Sneak Peek

Hey friends! Whew, it's been a fun week already with our Cyber Monday sale, and now it's time to kick off our December release! I know I say this a lot, but this release is super special, so you won't want to miss it!

Today, the design team, our guest designers and I all have a little clue to this month's stamp sets, but first I wanted to show you a project I made with some of our previous stamps sets, Key to My Heart, Retro Christmas and Everyday Prints.
And are you ready for my hint... well it's a movie, one of my favorite movies this year, Toy Store 3. I think it's even better than the original. Check out the design team's blogs and make your guess here on my blog to win one of the new sets.


And some of our guest designers have some hints on their blogs as well. And check out their super cute cards!

There's so much inspiration! 

On Friday I'll pick one random commenter to win on the new stamp sets! Also, if you'll "like" us on Facebook, leave another comment letting us know that and you'll be entered twice!

EBTKS - Texture Challenge

Hey friends it's time for another EBTKS challenge. Ann has a great challenge for us. It's all about texture! Ahhh... my dream word... texture.

And here's the card I came up with!
I added all my texture with some great fabric and some rope thread, and I finished it off with some knots.

We also have an announcement about EBTKS. This is actually our very last challenge. After a lot of thought we made the decision for this to by the last challenge. I've so loved starting and doing these challenges for the last year. I'd love for you to join us for this very last challenge!

Plus this challenge has a fabulous price from Limelight Papercrafts:  a vellum & die cut kit along with the Whimsy Heart Perfect Pack, all from Webster's Pages. Such a great prize.

Monday, November 29, 2010

Cyber Monday Sale

Hey friends! I've got a little surprise for you today! For one day only all of our stamps are $10. If you've never purchased our stamps before, it's the perfect time to try them out,see for yourself the high-quality photopolymer our stamps are made out from. Or if you're already a fan, it's a great time to add to your collection or to surprise some of your crafty friends with a fun gift!

You can find all of our stamps here in the store.

Click on the name of each stamp set to find it directly in the store, and click on release week to see that stamp in action!

Key to My Heart: Release Week
You're Dandy: Release Week
Look Up!: Release Week
For the Love of Dots: Release Week
You're the Man: Release Week
Barefoot Summer: Release Week
My Beach House: Release Week
The Whole Cycle: Release Week
Chatterbox: Release Week
Fall Fest: Release Week
Christmas Wonder: Release Week
Retro Christmas: Release Week
Retro Christmas Backgrounds: Release Week
Rejoice!: Release Week
Everyday Prints: Release Week

Our shipping rates are still a flat $4 for US customers and $6 for international customers! Happy shopping!

2 Sketches 4 You #67

It's time for another 2 Sketches 4 You Sketch! Kazan's got a super fun tag sketch for us this week. Great timing huh?

I don't know why I had the urge to use this color combo, brown, cream and red, but I did. There's something fun yet elegant about these colors. And of course they are usual.
1. Make 4.25" x 2.5" tag from cardstock.
2. Stamp tag with houndstooth from Retro Christmas Backgrounds.
3. Punch along edge. Adhere 1" x 2.5" stripe of red cardstock behind tag.
4. Tie bow, add button using thread.
5. Die cut label from Labels 1 Nestability.
6. Stamp frame and verse from Rejoice! Adhere with foam tape.
7. Punch hole and string thread.

Stamps: Rejoice!, Retro Christmas Backgrounds (Practicing Creativity Designs)
Ink: Vintage Sepia (VersaFine); Vintage Cream (Papertrey Ink); Moulin Rouge (Palette)
Cardstock: Dark Brown, Ivory, Lipstick Red (Gina K)
Ribbon: Ivory Twill (May Arts)
Buttons: Pure Poppy (Papertrey Ink)

All of the stamps I used on today's card are on sale today (11/29) only for $10! We're having a little Cyber Monday sale at the store! If you've never tried our stamps, or need to add to your collection, today's the day to do it!

Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, November 26, 2010

Practicing (THEIR) Creativity

Hey friends! I hope you had an amazing Thanksgiving.

Usually I like to post cards using Practicing Creativity stamps on our Facebook page or via Twitter, but Karen had the great idea of doing a post here monthly! Each month I'll be showing you some of the fabulous creations around the world wide web using our stamps. I'll also be checking our Flickr group to see creations as well! And if we pick your card, feel free to save this little badge and add it to your blog!

I just love how she used the bike from The Whole Cycle!

 Stephanie has a ton of super cute cards using Fall Fest.

Anita made some super cute Christmas tags with Retro Christmas!

Thanks to everyone for creating with our stamps! It really makes my day every time!

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

JustRite 12 Weeks of Christmas Blog Hop 12

Welcome to the final week of JustRite Stampers’  Wednesday feature, 12 Weeks of Christmas Blog Hops!  JustRite has been showcasing their entire Christmas Collection of stamps during the hops and ALL of those JustRite Original stamps are currently on sale at 25% off now through November 29, with free shipping within the U.S. on consumer orders over $50!  You can view all of those Holiday Sale stamp sets HERE.
If you would like to go back through all of the hops and see all of the gorgeous Christmas inspiration from the past 11 weeks, you can do so by clicking on the 12 Weeks of Christmas Blog Hops category on the JustRite Inspiration blog.  All of the designers’ projects are hyperlinked directly to their blog posts that have full details of how they created the project!
Don’t forget that JustRite also has some Christmas stamps in their newly released CLING line of stamp sets, too -- you can find all of their cling stamp sets here.  This week, the designers joining the JustRite design team are the 2 Sketches 4 You designers!  JustRite is sponsoring this week’s 2S4Y #66 sketch challenge.  You can find the fabulous sketch inspiration AND details about the JustRite prize package, by visiting their blog post here.

 For my project today I decided (with the help of one of my coworkers Pam) to make a desert recipe holder.

I started off by stamping and coloring little cupcakes from Ellie Time on all my index cards:
I then cut two pieces of chipboard, 3x5 and stamped the cupcake again in white.
I then stamped the cupcake one more time, colored it and cut it out.
Lastly, I punched holes and wrote my recipes! 
I'm not sure who I'll give this to yet, but I think it's a really fun gift.

Please visit these designers’ blogs to see what fabulous JustRite Christmas inspiration they have for you on the hop today!

JustRite Inspiration Blog
Debbie Olson
Kazan Clark
Laura Davis
Barb Schram
Angie Tieman
Heidi Blankenship
Courtney Baker
Michele Kovack
Julie Lacey
Sankari Wegman
Laurie Willison
Stephanie Kraft
Mona Pendleton
Angela Barkhouse
Regina Mangum
2 Sketches 4 You

I hope you have a great Thanksgiving tomorrow! 

Happy Thanksgiving with Glitz

Hey friends! Happy early Thanksgiving! When I heard that it was going to my turn to post on the Glitz blog the day before Thanksgiving, I knew picking a theme would be easy! :)

For the first card I wanted to use these cute new distressing stamp. Lately I've been trying to "think outside the box." I knew I would be hand delivering this card, so why not have a little fun by going outside the "box" of your card base?

Glitz Design "Love Nest" Papers: Polka
Glitz Design Clear Stamps: Distressing Set 3
Glitz Design Teeny Alpha Brown Block

I think I'll be using that "This Day in History" stamp a lot. For my next card, I went with a thankful card, but I used the Hoopla November Whatnot, to add a little Thanksgiving flair.

Glitz Design "Love Nest" Papers: Sky
Glitz Design "Hoopla" Whatnot
Glitz Design "Love Nest" Glitzer Stickers
Glitz Design Teeny Alpha Ivory Block
I hope you all have a great Thanksgiving!

Monday, November 22, 2010

2 Sketches 4 You #70

Are you ready for Thanksgiving? I'm excited for a holiday and a short week! Here's this week's 2 Sketches 4 You sketch sponsored by Just Rite.

Here's what I made with Ellie Time from Just Rite:

Thanks for stopping by and come play along with us over at 2 Sketches 4 You!

Friday, November 19, 2010

December Daily Pages

Today sure felt like Christmas. We've had a pretty warm fall, so the sudden cold days here have turned my heard towards Christmas. Speaking of cold, I really hate winter coats. Really, I do. I try to go as long as possible without a coat. Anyone else have an aversion to heavy winter coats?

I've been cranking away at my little December Daily. Last night I made these two pages.

Stamps: Everyday Prints (Practicing Creativity)
Patterned Paper: 'Tis the Season Collection (KaiserCraft)
Cardstock: Vintage Cream (Papertrey Ink)
Misc: Cork (QuickKutz); Twine Red (Divine Twine); Thickers

How's your December Daily coming along?

Just another reminder about the different events this weekend!

The Scrap Room: Friday 5:00 - 6:30 pm You can find more details here.

The Sassy Scrapper: Saturday, November 20 from 10:30 am to 1:30 pm You can find more details here.

Thanks for stopping by!