The King Has Left the Building…and Weekly Deals

This is my second post today – if you missed the first one, click here.

Founder’s Circle

I’m heading off to Founder’s Circle tomorrow morning.  Swaps are done (more on that later this week), pajamas are packed and my clothes are ready to be folded and stuffed in a little suitcase.  I couldn’t be happier to join a bunch of other demonstrators in St. George, Utah for a long weekend of fun and relaxation.  Woo hoo!

Founder's Circle 2014

Follow Me on Facebook for Updates While I’m Away

While I’m away, my blog is still running – I’ve worked overtime to create some fun projects – with a video here and there – to continue sharing my love of Stampin’ Up! with you.  You won’t be disappointed.  So, not a moment will be missed here.  If you want to see what I’m doing at Founder’s Circle (in real time), please be sure to follow me on Facebook – I can post updates to Facebook directly from my phone:

If you aren’t on Facebook, I’ll be posting pictures and telling stories when I get back to Atlanta.   While I’m gone, a good friend is staying at the house to keep watch over The Fungeon – it requires a lot of attention.

Weekly Deals

Stampin’ Up!’s Weekly Deals are announced each Tuesday and run for (get this) a week.  This week’s deals are phenomenal!  Check them out here:weekly deal snapshotThanks for stopping by today!


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Ghoulish Greetings for the Friday Mashup

Before I share this week’s project for The Friday Mashup, I want to say “thank you” to Heidi Baks who selected my last Friday Mashup project as a “runner up” – I’m a Glamette, y’all!  :)  I love the inspiration I receive from online challenges, so I’m not “in this” to “win this” – but it’s always wonderful to be selected.  :)  If you want to see the card that Heidi selected, click here.

This week’s sketch for The Friday Mashup is super-fun – not necessarily because of the design but because it was designed by Heidi’s 7-year-old daughter.  How cute!  It’s a good sketch, too, so I decided to play along.  Here’s my card:

Fall Fest, Ghoulish Greetings, Stampin' Up!, Brian King, FM177

And here’s the sketch that inspired my card:

Tips, Tricks and Reminders

  • So Many Ghostly Options.  Fall Fest contains a ghost, three pumpkins and three cute faces that seem to be made for the pumpkins.  They are perfect for the ghost, too!  I simply stamped the face on Whisper White cardstock and then cropped the ghost out with the ghost framelit from Fun Fall Framelits.  So many options to create an adorably frightening ghost.
  • Labels Collection Framelits.  It’s been a long time since I’ve used my Labels Collection Framelits.  You can create a very formal look by pairing the shapes with an oval from the Ovals Collection Framelits.  When those shapes are Tangerine Tango and Basic Black, the look is haunting – almost looks like a mirror in an old mansion.  Spooky!
  • A Perfect Fit.  I wanted to add a little sentiment to the base of my oval.  Rather than just add a banner that hangs over the edge of the central image, I thought it would be fun to stamp on a 3/4″ strip of cardstock and then crop it with the Ovals Collection Framelit used to crop the Tangerine Tango – the sentiment then fits snuggly at the base of the oval.  Yippee doodle dee!

Stamp Sets:  Fall Fest, Ghoulish Greetings  Papers:  Basic Black, Tangerine Tango, Whisper White, Motley Monsters Designer Series Paper  Inks:  Tuxedo Black Memento Pad, Tangerine Tango  Accessories:  Ovals Collection Framelits, Labels Collection Framelits, Brights Candy Dots (Bermuda Bay), Stampin’ Dimensionals

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