Sunday, July 28, 2013

Holiday Sneak Peeks!


Witches BrewWinter FrostWitches Brew Album

This past weekend I got to have a paper craft weekend with some of the ladies that I meet with once a month. So as a result I decided to play with the preview items I got from the Holiday Catalog that will go live on August 1st.

I made a Halloween album with new dsp  called Witches Brew (132185) $10.95 I also used Witches Brew Washi Tape (132156) $4.95. I made the album out of the cardboard we get when we order designer paper in general.  I than punched a hole with my crocodile and used Halloween color ribbons.

A gentle reminder that our buy 3 get 1 Free Designer Series Paper will end on Wednesday July 31, 2013.

The 2nd thing I worked on was Christmas cards using the new Winter Frost dsp I used the 12x12 stack. (132341) $12.95 My embellishment is the new Frosted Finishes (132150) $6.95.

I have seen my upline Patty Bennett make a necklace out of the Frosted Finishes and I saw a picture of someone making earrings out of them. So there’s lots of possibilities when it comes to the Frosted Finishes Embellishments.

I used the sunburst technique for the card. I embossed with the Northern Flurry Folder (Main Catalog 120902) $7.95 and sponged Coastal Cabana Ink on the front. (131175) $5.95. The card base I used was Coastal Cabana cardstock. (13127) $6.95.

If you are in need of the Holiday catalog please let me know. I hope in sharing these projects that it has inspired you to find ways to create with paper, stamps, ink and cardboard. Thank you for stopping by!

Sunday, July 21, 2013

MDS Hybird Cards

mds hybird cardsmds christmas hybird card
A while ago my up line put on a MDS  Hybird Card class. I wasn’t able to attend in person so I got the package the next time I had stopped at her house. I never got around to putting the cards together until recently when I had some friends over for some crafting time. Aren’t these cards great? The card fronts were made with MDS but the card stock and the elements were the hybird part of the creating.
The one thing that I love about MDS is that even when a stamp retires in the main catalog it doesn’t ever do that in MDS. The same goes for color.  If you’d like to try your hand with MDS go here My Digital Studio
I just wanted to share what I had done on my Saturday. Did you do anything creative with your weekend?

Stampin' Up! Convention 2013: Closing Session

Textured Impression Embossing Folders -- Brandi Barnard

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Happy Birthday and Anniversary Cards


Happy Birthday and Anniversary

I just wanted to share the birthday cards I made for my niece and nephew. As well as the anniversary card I made for my sister. I do realize that the images are not Stampin’ Up! but the cardstock, ink, and all the punches save for one are.  Hope you find time in your day to be creative and thank you for stopping by! The app’s I used for the picture was Beautiful Mess and Rhonna Designs.

Monday, July 15, 2013

Pick a FREE Project Kit!

You’ll get to pick a FREE project kit in addition to your starter kit when you join Stampin’ Up! between July 15 and August 31. Check out the amazing kit options packed with brand-new products below. But before you do, here are just a few of the awesome things to love when you become a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator:
  • When you sign up you’ll get $175 us/$215 can worth of products and business supplies all for just $99 us/$125 can!
  • You’ll have a 20 percent permanent discount on EVERYTHING.
  • You’ll have a chance to meet tons of other creative women and men at Stampin’ Up! events and in our online communities.
  • If you want to make money, you can sell to your friends (old and new) and do it all on your terms—your schedule, your way.
  • You’ll get to be in business with a solid company—it’s our 25th anniversary this year!
PLUS, you’ll get to choose one of these kits for FREE if you sign up by the end of August:
The first three project kits are from the holiday catalog and the last option is from the annual catalog.

Build a Banner Simply Created Kit AND
Halloween Banner Simply Created Accessory Kit
Build a Banner Simply Created Kit AND
Christmas Banner Simply Created Accessory Kit
Thankful Tablescape Simply Created Kit
Tag a Bag Bundle AND
Tag a Box Bundle
If you would like to see pictures of what kind of kits you can have go here.

Thanks for looking and if you have any questions please let me know! 

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Thinking of You


Thinking of YouBlue Teacup

The other day I shared how I won some product from my upline. I also said I would share what I had created as a result of having new goodies to play with. This is what I have so far. I want to still play with the Wildflower Meadow stamp set. These were all stamped with Kind & Cozy and Gingham Garden Designer Series Paper was used. I got these ideas from the new Stampin’ Up! catalog. It was a lot of fun to make. I blinged them with candy dots, pearls and rhinestones. All the colors used were the In Colors from last year and this year.

Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Lolli Cover -- Carrie Cudney

Look What I Won!

Items Won!
My Upline Patty Bennett gave us a incentive in June to do frame art with the new designer paper that came out. I entered as you may recall. I was the lucky one that got my name drawn and got to go on a $50 shopping spree. As a result this is what kind of goodies I got!SunshineGingham without FrameThe above pictures are my frame art that won me the goodies. Here is a list of what I got and how you can get them in the new catalog.
Wildflower Meadow Bundle $21.95 132735 (Wood Mount) $18.50 132985 (Clear Mount)
Candy Dots-Brights 130931 $5.95
Candy Dots Brad Bases $2.95 132293
Kind and Cozy Stamp Set $21.95 129123 (Wood Mount) $16.95 129126 (Clear Mount)
I will be sure to share what goodies I make with my new toys!
Don’t forget to take advantage of the Buy 3 get 1 free Designer Series Paper this month!
Talk to you soon!

Pillow Box -- Bonnie Thurber

Tents -- Donna Griffith

Paper Flower -- Sara Douglass

Monday, July 8, 2013

"How to Choose Paper for My Scrapbook Layouts" from @lainehmann of layou...

 This is not a Stampin' Up resource but I thought it was good to share for those that might be stuck in figuring out what paper to use when making a scrapbook layout.

Monday, July 1, 2013

Best of 25 Years July

Who better to pick a "Best of" stamp set than the person who helped start Stampin' Up! 25 years ago? Shelli Gardner, our CEO and Cofounder picked her favorite stamp images from the past 25 years and helped combine them into a single set just for you!

Some things to remember:
  • All Best of stamp sets will include 3-5 images, including a never-before seen image, and will be priced at $14.95.
  • While we are releasing just one Best of stamp set per month (with a new theme each month), all of the Best of sets will be available until March 31, 2014.
  • A new flyer will be released every month for each new Best of set.
  • All Best of stamp sets are available in Clear-Mount only.
While we are releasing just one Best of stamp set per month, all of the Best of sets will be available until March 31, 2014.
As a special incentive to collect the Best of stamps, we're including a collector's card and 25-year proof of purchase sticker with every Best of set. Collect six stickers, and send it in to redeem a FREE set of your choice valued up to $14.95! Free sets must be redeemed no later than April 30, 2014.

You can order here!Online Store!

Sunburst Cards

Sunburst Cards
I love to read blogs for inspiration. I was reading some blogs the other day and had sunburst running thru my head as a result. I wasn’t sure how to do the technique and went on YouTube for a tutorial. As a result this is what I came up with. Some of the paper is retired but here is a recipe of the things you can still get in today’s catalog.
  • Gingham Garden Dsp –$10.95 129310
  • Feel Goods Stamp Set –W $25.95 131916 C $18.95 129684
  • Teeny Tiny Wishes –W $36.95 128748 C $26.95 127802
  • Daffodil Cardstock – 8-1/2 x11 $6.95 119683 12x12 $5.95 124275
  • Stampin Write Markers Primrose Petals and Gumball Green  which you can get in the 2012-2014 Marker Set  $14.95 126856
  • Stampin Write Markers Pacific Point which you can get in the Brights Collection $28.95 131259
  • Stampin Write Markers Wild Wasabi in the Subtles Collection $28.95 131263
Let me know if you make a sunburst card. I would love to see it!