Sunday, October 13, 2013

RemARKable Stampers Blog Tour - October Stamp of the Month

Hello stampers!

I'm so glad you're taking our RemARKable Blog Tour today - you've just come from Anne Matasci's blog, Maui Stamper. I know she had some great ideas for you!

For this month's Stamp of the Month tour, we had a choice between Christmas Collectibles and Harvest of Thanks. Since I've just begun to pull out my Fall decorations and am feeling the Fall vibe, I went with Harvest of Thanks.
My samples are a decorated Kraft Gift Box and a clean and simple Thank You card. I was able to combine several of our Holiday Mini Catalog products for the designs and it was a wonderfully relaxing 2 hours.
Here, take a look at what I created for you:


This Kraft Gift Box is wrapped around with a piece of the birch bark paper from the Thankful Tablescape Simply Created Kit. The components of that kit are AWESOME, even if you aren't into doing placesettings.

The top has a piece of Cajun Craze cardstock and another piece of the birch bark paper. It's topped with a fall flower made of the Burlap Ribbon, a strip of paper from the Thankful Tablescape kit, Gold Glimmer paper, an Antique Brad and a leaf from the Tablescape kit. 


The "flower" is done with one of the Sticky Rounds which made it easy to form the circular shape.
To give the leaf it's veins, I simply folded it and sponged the fold lines with Crumb Cake ink.

Check out the tag though:


I made it by coloring on the stamp with Stampin' Write Markers then it was cut out with my Big Shot and the Apothecary Accents Framelits. A couple of strands of the burlap from the ribbon "flower" were tied around the tag for an accent, then I added a Naturals Button with another burlap strand to tie it onto the flower.
Really super easy!

Here's my card project:


I used Soft Sky cardstock for my card base and stamped it with the Off the Grid stamp in Crumb Cake ink.
The paper strips are both from the Thankful Tablescape Kit. They are the rolled pieces, simply cut down to size. Another leaf from the kit was veined and crumpled, then added to the card front.


After adding a circle of Gold Glimmer paper, I stamped the Thanks greeting twice. Once in Chocolate Chip, once in Midnight Muse. The Apothecary Accents Framelits were used to cut them both out, then I trimmed out the greeting from the Midnight Muse piece and added it with Stampin' Dimensionals.
I love the color combo of blue, brown and gold - so awesome for Fall!

I hope I've inspired you with some fun Fall projects, I'd love to hear your comments!
Your next stop on the Blog Tour is Audra Monk's blog - The Crafty Yogi.
You can click the link, or the Blog Tour icon below to head over there. I've also included a list of all the tour participants at the bottom of this post so you don't miss any!

Have a wonderful Sunday!
~~Robin


Blog Tour Participants:

Nancy Amato             http://stampinallnight.blogspot.com
Melissa Bolinger        http://www.stampinup.net/blog/2089191
Jackie Bottomley       http://www.jackiebottomley.blogspot.com
Susan Carlson            http://stampinmomoffour.blogspot.com
Tamra Davis              http://www.thecardladies.com
Connie Deibler          http://www.conniestamps.com 
Sherri Eddleblute      http://www.sweetestdesigns.blogspot.com
Crystal Kondo           http://www.card-ed.com
Deb Lehigh               http://thestampinhut.typepad.com
Anne Matasci            http://www.MauiStamper.wordpress.com
Robin Merriman       http://www.trinitydesignstudio.blogspot.com
Audra Monk             http://thecraftyyogi.blogspot.com
Maria Pane                http://www.stampinandscrappinwithriri.blogspot.com
Andi Potler                http://www.absolutekreations.com
Michele Reynolds     http://www.inspirationink.typepad.com
Pam Staples              http://www.sunnygirlscraps.com
Jeri St. John              https://jerrisgemtastics.blogspot.com
Jeannette Swain        http://www.stampsnwhatnot.com
Janet Wakeland         http://www.remarkablycreated.com

Saturday, October 5, 2013

The BEST $25 You'll Ever Spend

What was the last thing you spent $25 on?
Dry Cleaning?
1/2 tank of gas?
McDonald's meal for 4?
Don't you think that your next $25 spent should be on something you LOVE?

Yeah, I thought so.

Here's the deal - between October 7th and October 21st, you have a once in a blue moon chance to try out Stampin' Up!
Just $25 gets you all the benefits and privileges that come with being part of my amazing company. (including a generous discount!)

And the best part - You have until the end of April to enjoy all the insider info and creative ideas that I have access to without any pressure to hold parties or make sales.

Yeah, it's true.
Crazy, right?
Want to know more?

Send me an e-mail at stampwithrobin@yahoo.com OR
Message me on my Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/TrinityDesignStudio OR
Simply check out the info at this link: http://www.stampinup.net/esuite/home/robinstamps4u/promotions

If you already know you want to try it out then you can click this link to Join on October 7th!
http://www.stampinup.net/esuite/home/robinstamps4u/jointhefun

I can't wait to welcome you to my SU! family!
~~Robin

The Fine Print:
This offer is only good for two weeks, so take advantage of it right away!
  • During this offer, only the special $25 starter kit will be available; the regular $99 starter kit will not be available. 
  • The $25 Starter Kit includes $26.95 worth of Stampin' Up! product of your choice!(it must be more than $25, but not more than $26.95 before tax) 
  • You get Two FREE months of your own Stampin' Up! Website!
  • Business pack which includes:
  1. A box of annual catalogs 
  2. A package of the current seasonal catalog 
  3. Getting Started DVD 
  4. Customer Order Forms 
  5. Customer postcards
First Order Perks: 
  • If you place your first order of at least $150 within 30 days of your start date, you can: choose any stamp set from the 2013-2014 annual catalog (redeemable with your first order in December). 
  •  Receive 30% instant income on your first order and any eligible hostess benefits as well!
You only have until midnight on October 21st to get this deal. Think about all the money you'll save this season with your exclusive discount on the supplies you'll need anyway for the holidays! That alone is reason enough to check it out!