Thursday, August 22, 2013

I CASEd this window card from the annual catalog substituting a clay flower for the paper one.

Stamps:  Simply Sketched, Woodgrain background
Paper:  Crumb Cake, Whisper White, and Old Olive cardstock
Accessories:  Simply Pressed Clay, Buttons & Blossoms mold, Raspberry Ripple ink refill, Old Olive ribbon

Friday, June 28, 2013

We made this card in stamp club this month.  I was inspired by a card Andrea Borries posted to SCS.  I like yellow and gray together and LOVE SU's new Smokey Slate paper and ink.
Stamps: Flower Shop, Summer Silhouettes
Ink: Smokey Slate, Daffodil Delight, VersaMark
Paper: Daffodil Delight, Smokey Slate, Whisper White
Accessories: embossing powder, silver brads, punches, paper piercing

Sunday, June 23, 2013

This card features a retired set, Just B, and a new set from SU's 25th anniversary series, Best of Brides and Babies.  SU is releasing a new set each month during 2013 with images of some of the most popular stamps from the past 25 years plus one new image.  Each set includes a sticker for a collector card and for every six "best of" sets purchased, you can choose a stamp set valued up to $14.95 free.
Paper: Pacific Point, Naturals White
Ink: Daffodil Delight, Smoky Slate, Pacific Point, Pistachio Pudding, Pink Pirouette, Baked Brown Sugar, Crumb Cake, Sahara Sand, Whisper White (retired Craft ink)
Accessories: Whisper White ribbon

Saturday, June 1, 2013

The 2013-14 annual catalog is here!  Check out all the new stamp sets and accessories by clicking on the link on the left side of this page.  And while you're shopping, don't miss this special:
Get 25% off these popular greetings through June 30! 

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Last week we did the Shave Cream technique in stamp club.  We hadn't done it in a while and some of our newer members were eager to learn.  It is always so much fun! 
Stamps: Button Buddies
Cardstock: Whisper White, Melon Mambo, Pretty in Pink
Inks: Old Olive, Melon Mambo, Pacific Point, Basic Gray
Accessories: Oval Framelits, Ice Cream Parlor buttons

Saturday, April 6, 2013

Don't miss out on FREE SHIPPING this weekend from Stampin' Up!  Anything and everything comes to your door free of charge today through Monday!  Order here

Saturday, March 23, 2013

Sale-a-bration ended yesterday and Stampin' Up! is maintaining the excitement by giving us an introduction to their newest product line.  This and That will debut in the 2013-14 annual catalog.  Click on the photo below to check it out!

Stampin' Up! is giving us a chance to get it early!  Beginning today through April 30, we can get all five This and That products in a bundle for 15 percent off!  The bundle includes the book, Designer Series Paper, a rotary date stamp with 12 clever & useful phrases, coordinating stickers, and Washi tape!  Order through my online store via the link below to the left.  I've already ordered mine and can't wait to start capturing memories and ideas on the go!

Sunday, March 17, 2013

This is the card I made for our monthly club challenge.  We were to use something related to time on our card.  The clock faces were stamped and attached with Crystal Effects to the Soda Pop Tops from the Spring catalog.  It is hard to see in this photo but the piece of card stock with the sentiment is embossed.
Stamps: retired Tim Holtz set, Baroque Border wheel
Paper: Basic Black, Soft Suede, and Very Vanilla card stock
Ink: Basic Black
Accessories: Soda Pop Tops, Stripes embossing folder, 1 inch circle punch, Crystal Effects

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Have you ever watched What Not to Wear on TV?  Well, check out SU's version.  Cute!  How Not to Dress Stupid

Sunday, March 10, 2013

A preview of a card we will make in stamp club this coming weekend.  We will be "doing wheelies" or exploring ways to use wheels on our projects.  The ocean on this card was made with the Oh Wave! jumbo wheel from the Spring mini catalog.  I didn't put a greeting or sentiment on it so I can decide which one to use when I send it.  There are several to choose from in this stamp set such as Get Whale Soon, Whalecome!, and Thanks a Ton. 
Stamps: Oh Wave! jumbo wheel, Oh Whale! stamp set
Paper: Island Indigo, Pool Party, Whisper White
Inks: Basic Gray, Pool Party, Calypso Coral
Accessories: Happy Whale Clearlits die, Cloudy Day embossing folder, rhinestone

Saturday, March 2, 2013

Even though there is snow flying outside my window, I know Spring is not far away.  The days are getting longer and, according to the calendar, the first day of Spring is less than 3 weeks away.  Spring is symbolic of renewal and transformation and there's plenty of that going on right now at Stampin' Up!  Below are three of the new developments at SU that I want to share with you.

One is their first ever online class! Divided into six PDF documents, The Basics includes written instructions, step out photos, a few videos, and supply lists for 34 projects.  Perfect for beginners or experienced stampers, this class for $14.95 offers clever tips and techniques to get the most out of your stamping supplies (not included).  Just add item #133385 to your next workshop or online order. 

Another new offering is the new monthly kit program Paper Pumpkin.  Designed for those who may not have a collection of crafting supplies, each kit includes instructions and all the supplies needed to create a unique project.  All you need to have on hand is adhesive.  Each kit is $19.95 which includes shipping.  For more information, click here or add the Try It! kit (#132600) to your next workshop or online order. 

Finally, Stampin' Up! is excited to offer photopolymer stamps!  SU has searched long and hard for just the right material to be able to offer completely clear stamping.  When used with clear acrylic blocks, they are entirely transparent for perfect placement every time!  These are offered on a trial basis and depending on popularity, more photopolymer stamps may be released in the coming months.  So if you have been waiting for clear stamps from SU, order yours now!  Just add the Designer Typeset Photopolymer Stamp Set (#132956) to your next workshop or online order. 

These are just three of the new products available to you from Stampin' Up!  From Sale-A-Bration to kits to the Best of 25 Years stamp sets, there are lots of things to get excited about!  Just ask your demonstrator.  Don't have a demonstrator?  I'd be happy to be yours!  Email me by clicking on the Email icon to the left or choose me when ordering online. 

Happy Spring (almost!) and happy stamping!


Sunday, February 10, 2013

Last month in preparing for stamp club I had cut extra paper for a couple of the cards.  Since one of my coworkers had a birthday coming up, and two of her favorite colors are pink and red, I decided to turn one of them into a card for her.
Most of the materials are listed below for the Valentine.  Additional materials used on the birthday card were the Create a Cupcake punch and coordinating stamp set and Pool Party and So Saffron card stock.

Sunday, February 3, 2013

Another card we made in stamp club last month.  I used the sketch challenge at Stamper's Joy as my design inspiration.
 Stamps: Short and Sweet
Paper: More Amore DSP, Real Red Core'dinations, Primrose Petals and Very Vanilla card stock
Inks: Real Red Classic ink
Accessories: Hearts Framelits, Top Note Die, Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder, Corner Rounder Punch, Real Red Satin ribbon (retired), Dimensionals, sanding block

Friday, January 25, 2013

This is a valentine we made in stamp club this month.  It uses some of my favorite SU products like the Hello Doily background stamp which we heat embossed onto DSP, the Cherry Cobbler Dazzling Details on the Valentine the little girl is holding, and the Smooch Accent Ink on her collar, petticoat, and socks.  More details below.
Stamps: Greeting Card Kids, Itty Bitty Banners, Hello Doily background stamp
Paper: Red Riding Hood card stock, Candy Lane DSP (retired), Whisper White
Inks: Basic Gray and Real Red Classic ink, Whisper White Craft
Accessories: 2 3/8" Scallop circle punch, watercolor pencils, blender pens, Itty Bitty Banner Framelits, Big Shot, Dazzling Details in Cherry Cobbler, Smooch Pearlized Accent Ink, Dimensionals


Sunday, January 6, 2013

A wintery card made using the Crayon Resist technique.  This is one of three that we will make in stamp club this month.  I'll use mine as a thank you card with a hand written note inside.
Stamp set: Serene Snowflakes (retired)
Inks: Black StazOn, Bashful Blue, Marina Mist, and Midnight Muse
Paper: Glossy White and Pacific Point
Tools and accessories:  white crayon, Silver Painty Pen