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Fabric for as little as 99 cents!

Stampin’ Up! is clearing out some retired fabric and you can purchase some for as little at 99 cents! Want to see your choices? Click on over to my demonstrator website and then into the…

Select “All” in the “Show” box under the clearance rack image I’ve shown above and scroll down to see your choices. If you are looking to make some fun holiday gifts, be sure to check out the designer fabrics in the Candy Cane, Deck the Halls, and Holly Berry Designs (this last one is $3.99).  Not interested in holiday prints? Take a peek at Springtime Vintage and Sweet Stitches — both would be fabulous for some many projects…perhaps a wreath like I featured recently!

Hurry…at these unbelievably low prices, the fabrics will not last long!

Enjoy your Thursday!


Jump for Joy: An Everyday Square Card Idea!

You may recall the “joy…jump for it” sentiment that was printed out with my Halloween images yesterday. Today you can see what I have done with it! The card you are about to see is a hybrid if you will…it combines handcrafting with digital designing. Hopefully you will agree with me that this combination works! Here it is:




Did you notice the third photo? Not so pretty but only you are seeing this, not the card recipient. Okay so the recipient will if she reads this post! I did want to show you this image though and tell you more about it. When I wrapped the ribbon around the back of the sentiment and designer series paper, I need to coax it into the right spot in order to tie the bow in the opposite corner. I used some of my snail adhesive in order to do so. I also applied a little adhesive on the front side in the corners where the ribbon meets the card stock and paper.

Do you ever tie bows on packages the way I have shown on the card? It is the most often used method for me. It is nice because the recipient can easily pull of the ribbon without needing to get out scissors. And I am quite certain this technique uses less ribbon that more traditional crisscrossing ribbon tying does. I also like this method because it is less cumbersome than having to flip over a package when putting on the bow. Now back to the card…

When I was first “building” the card, it did not include the Early Espresso card stock, however when I saw that the ribbon faded away onto the Birds of a Feather Designer Series Paper that I used as the background. The Early Espresso works, however, I think I might have like Soft Suede more. However, I apparently really like Soft Suede and could not so much as find a single sheet or scrap of it anywhere in my crafting space. Time to re-order!



Supplies used:
Birds of a Feather Designer Series Paper 126899
Naturals White card stock 102316
Early Espresso card stock 119686
3/8″ Taffeta ribbon in Whisper White 109070
Fantabulous You Stamp Brush Set 129920
mds 2 – click here to see all your options including a free 30 day trial

Mojo Monday 253: An Everyday Card Idea

What a fun sketch for today’s Mojo Monday card challenge! I pulled out my Birds of a Feather designer series paper, Pursuit of Happiness stamp set, and a few accessories to put together this card idea for you. Here are some pictures for you…




The ribbon is the 1/8″ taffeta in Marina Mist (119257), the button is tied on with Baker’s Twine in Early Espresso and Whisper White (123124), the button is from the Bright Designer Buttons collection (119747) and I used my Stampin’ Write markers in Night of Navy and Lucky Limeade to color the stamped image. This quote from Ralph Waldo Emerson is perfect for a summer day…or any day really.

Next Monday I will be launching my new blog and I am excited to introduce it to you soon!



Boo! Having Fun with Some Googly Ghouls!

Do you love Halloween? I do! I am excited to show you the new Googly Ghouls stamp set and the Ghoulish Googlies Designer Kit today. Both are available in the Holiday catalog that was released on August 1st. Take a peek and then I will tell you some more about these fun products…




I cannot wait to open the glassine bags, fill them with treats, tie on the tags, and give these away at Halloween!

With little ones at my house, I simply adore the Googly Ghouls stamp set. It screams Halloween and yet is playful and cute rather than being scary. The set is perfect on its own for making cards or tags. It is enhanced when you add some googly eyes (self-adhesive no less) and/or the Ghoulish Googlies Designer Kit.

With the kit, you receive 20 double-sided tags, 10 glassine bags, a pack of 50 googly eyes, and 10 pieces of Pumpkin Pie/Whisper White Baker’s Twine. Need more than 10 holders for treats? Several options are available in our full catalog — packs of 50 cellophane bags in various sizes, treat cups sold in sets of 12, and small Kraft gift boxes (4 per pack). So many choices!

If you decide to order both the stamp set and kit, be sure to order them together — you will save 15% by doing so! Remember that you can place your order 24/7 on my demonstrator website and that you can always reach me by email with your questions about stamping!

Enjoy these little ghouls and happy weekend!


Today’s Featured Stampin’ Up! Products
Googly Ghouls stamp set (128060 wood mount/ 128063 clear mount)
Googlies — 50 self-adhesive googlies (127539)
Ghoulish Googlies Designer Kit (126914)
Ghoulish Googlies Bundle, ie. set plus designer kit — (129852 wood mount/129853 clear mount)
Early Espresso Classic Stampin’ Pad (126974)
Certainly Celery Stampin’ Write Marker (105106)

Birds of a Feather Thank You Card Idea

In honor of the release of mds2 (that is short for My Digital Studio 2), I decided to digitally design my entry in the latest Pals Paper Arts color challenge. I love the colors that the Pals chose — summer starfruit, marina mist, and real red. What fabulous summer choices!

To create the card I used the My Digital Studio, a sheet of whisper white card stock (100730), my Simply Scored Scoring Tool (122334), the Birds of a Feather Collection DVD (127216) which contains all the fun bird images you will see on the card as well as the printed Designer Series Paper on the front of the card and the sentiment on the inside. Oh, and of course my printer and paper trimmer!

Take a look at my finished card and a few detail photos that show the card in the process of being scored…






Do you love the fact that this is a tri-fold card? It is a fabulous alternative to the standard 4.25″ x5.5″ card. Each panel of the card measures 3.5″ x 5″ and in total it measures 5″ x 10.5…but really it is confession time…I goofed when cutting the card and accidentally trimmed it to be 10″ rather than 10.5. Of course all I need to do is re-print the card and cut to the proper dimensions and I can easily use this same card again and again.

If you’ve read my post from yesterday, you’ll know that there is currently a sale on professionally printed cards (and other digitally designed projects) during the month of August. So that I could get this card ready to show you I had to print it at home. Also, as a I mentioned at the beginning, this week is the release of mds2. You can try it out for free by visiting my demonstrator website http://kerrywillardbray.stampinup.net — if you have yet to try out digital designing, consider giving it a try!

Thanks to the Pals Paper Arts team for inspiring me with this fun summer color combination!



Combining Stamping & Children’s Artwork

If you are a parent, you likely have a good bit of children’s artwork. We certainly do at our house. When opportunities arise I like to use the artwork for gift giving. Today is our sitter’s birthday. For the card from our daughters, I decided to combine a painting that my 3 year old did along with a little but of stamping and some ribbon. Here is the card:



The ribbon is 1/8″ taffeta in marina mist (119257) and I mounted my daughter’s artwork on some marina mist card stock (119682). The card base is whisper white card stock (100730) and my gumball green stampin’ write marker from the 2012-2014 in color collection (126856) was used to ink the stamp. The stamp is part of the Happy You set (122800 wood / 122802 clear) — this set is exclusively available when you shop online and are eligible for Stampin’ Rewards or when you host a live workshop.

Do you find ways to use your children’s artwork? I would love to hear about them!



PS: the remainder of my daughter’s painting is being saved for future cards or it may go on the front of a gift bag as it is perfectly sized for that purpose!

Making Dreams Come True, Digital Downloads, and more!

Today is Tuesday and that means that Stampin’ Up! Has just released some new digital downloads. In honor of this, I wanted to feature a project that I have made using My Digital Studio, the digital crafting software that Stampin’ Up! developed. In a few weeks I will be rolling out a new website and plans to grow my love of stamping into my career. I thought some framed inspiration in my office would be perfect as I make this transition. Take a peek…



So quick and easy to use My Digital Studio (or mds for short) to make projects! While this image was inserted as a single “stamp”, there is the ability to swap out colors, add a plain or printed background paper, or even to break apart the stamp. What do I mean by that? Let’s say you are making a wedding or anniversary card and you want to make a card with the name of the bride and groom…you could use the ampersand from this stamped image. Just imagine if you are the bride and are making little thank you notes to accompany your favors…so easy to take the ampersand and use it with some text in creating a beautiful note from you and your groom. The possibilities are endless!

Interested in replicating this project? The download I used for it is: Can’ts into Cans (item 130007) and is available for just $1.95. That is less than the price of buying a store bought card and you can use the image again and again and again!

Stampin’ Up! is releasing a new version of MDS studio later this year and when you purchase MDS now, you will be receive version 2 once it becomes available for FREE. Want to try before you buy? Click here for a free trial of the express version of MDS.

To see this week’s new digital downloads, go here.

And, a reminder that today is the last day of the “reason to smile” promotion…Reason To Smile

If you have yet to try out digital crafting, do consider it!

All the best,