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Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Valentines

I'm nearly done, I have three Valentines left to make! I'm sending them to family and friends who live far away. It's one of the ways I keep in touch with everyone.

I have seen something like this first one on Pinterest somewhere. I'm not sure how it was different because it's been a while ago. Anyway, it was in my head, so I made it.


Project Details
Stamps
Teeny Tiny Wishes
Card Stock & Papers
Whisper White, Pink Pirouette
Ink
Pink Pirouette
Accessories
Basic Jewels- Pearls
Tools
Word Window and Modern Label punches, Elegant Lines embossing folder

I got this idea from Dawn Olchefske. I really like the whole puzzle concept, and I want to try it with the butterfly embosslits too.

Project Details
Stamps
Teeny Tiny Wishes
Card Stock & Papers
Primrose Petals, Raspberry Ripple, Pink Pirouette, Crumb Cake, Whisper White, Soft Suede
Ink
Raspberry Ripple
Accessories
Primrose Petals Stitched Satin ribbon
Tools
Fashionable Hearts Embosslits, Word Window and Modern Label punches, Perfect Polka Dots embossing folder

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Ribbon Storage

I used to store my small collection of ribbon like Becca, from Amazing Paper Grace does. Since I've become a Stampin' Up! Demo I've been using a lot more ribbon and it comes on much larger spools. My Upline, Pam shared this idea with me and I LOVE it! I found this VCR/CD storage thingy at Goodwill for $4.00. In fact, I have two of them. Spools of any size fit on the rails and if a row is not full, there is a bar you can use as a bookend type deal to keep them standing up. I can cut a small piece of ribbon off, or remove the entire spool easily. Now that this one is full, I'm going to ask my husband to attach the other one on top of this one. Then I'll have a tower of four rows. Right now it's sitting on the futon, which I wish would mysteriously vanish in a puff of smoke so that I could put a table there.... but that's a whole other story!
The interesting thing is, Pam found one similar to this on ebay. This is very cool too, I like it a lot, but I prefer my 4.00 Goodwill find:) We both think it could be made out of foam core as well.
The spice rack on the left holds non Stampin' Up! embellishments. Ya gotta love thrift store finds.

Sunday, January 27, 2013

Valentines

I have some Valentines to share today. The first one you've seen, but I added a Valentine ticket to it.

Project Details
Stamps
That’s The Ticket
Card Stock & Papers
Print Poetry dsp stack, Very Vanilla
Ink
Raspberry Ripple
Accessories
dimensionals
Tools
Lacy Fan embossing folder


Project Details
Stamps
That’s The Ticket
Card Stock & Papers
Twitterpated dsp, Riding Hood Red, Baja Breeze, Whisper White
Ink
Cherry Cobbler
Accessories
Basic Jewels Pearls, mini envelope is hand-cut
Tools
Lacy Fan embossing folder, Fashionable Hearts embosslits

Saturday, January 26, 2013

All Kinds of Stuff

You all know how our storage systems and the organization of our craft rooms, or studios as I prefer to call them are constantly evolving. Two things I added last fall are still working for me, even after I've added a lot more product and I wanted to share them with y'all. I looked at ink pad storage shelves that you buy for 50 to 60 dollars and I just hated to spend money on that rather than on ink pads and punches and stamps, ya know? So I made an ink pad storage system from foam core. I've been very pleased with it, especially since I now have all the Stampin' Up! colors of ink pads. If you think this is something you'd like to try, here is the link for directions: foam core storage.
 This is that whole section of my studio now with much more product and it still functions very well for me.
This was around 19 dollars at Lowes, it's from Closet Maid and was meant to be a shoe rack. I just tacked a piece of foam core on the back to keep the punches from falling out. Eventually, I'd like something that has shelves for each punch, but until I can rearrange space this will do. Uh... that rearranging space involves getting rid of a futon that we never use, but some husband I know just swears we might need some day.  {rolling eyes} lol!!

I just love these paper storage tabs. They were made by Cori Kozak with My Digital Studio. You can get them here.

The last thing I have to share is this sample board I made to show how well Stampin' Up! products coordinate with color and patterns. This is just for one set of designer series paper, but every set coordinates with card stocks, inks, ribbons and other different products. I thought this would be a great way to show new stampers how the products match so beautifully. What do you think?

Thursday, January 24, 2013

Neutrals, Naturally

I'm into cream and warm browns this week.

Project Details
Stamps
From The Heart
Cardstock & Papers
Very Vanilla, Chocolate Chip
Ink
Early Espresso, Soft Suede, Chocolate Chip
Accessories
Antique Brads, Soft Suede Striped Grossgrain Ribbon (Clearance Rack)
Tools
Vintage Wallpaper embossing folder, Apothecary Accents Framelits, stamping sponges


Project Details
Stamps
From The Heart
Cardstock & Papers
Very Vanilla, Chocolate Chip, Whisper White, Crumb Cake, Spice Cake dsp (Clearance Rack)
Ink
Early Espresso, Soft Suede
Accessories
Antique Brads, Chocolate Chip Satin Ribbon (Clearance Rack), Crochet Trim
Tools
Vintage Wallpaper embossing folder, Apothecary Accents Framelits, Window Frames framelits, stamping sponges


Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Artisan Embellishments Kit

I just LOVE this kit!! It's in the Spring Catalog and I got two of them! I just adore feminine, lacy, frilly things. Big Sigh....
I used Very Vanilla card stock, and satin ribbon, Vintage Wallpaper and Square Lattice embossing folders along with things from the kit. Easy and elegant:)

Friday, January 18, 2013

Monthly Surprise Kit

Sweep away the mundane - your creativity carriage awaits!
My Paper Pumpkin by Stampin' Up! is a new monthly project kit program that anyone (even you) can enjoy!
I'm Paper Pumpkin . . .
  • I come to your door each month (a fully decked-out creativity carriage).
  • I'll help you escape your life with some paper fun.
  • I come in a sweet box
  • All the stamps, ink, paper, and accessories to create pinable projects.
  • Stuff like cards, journals, decor, and more!
We're your paper fairy godmother (without the white hair). We're your creativity problem-solvers. We design, color, measure, cut it all for you.
A FREE GIFT IN YOUR VERY FIRST KIT 
The Welcome Kit is the very first Paper Pumpkin you will receive in your first month of membership. The Welcome Kit includes a free gift-a clear acrylic "D" block!
 
IT'S EASY TO GET STARTED
  • Sign up for the program by visiting www.mypaperpumpkin.com
  • Click "Get It" or "Join Here" 
  • Complete the online form (quantity, shipping information, checkout/payment info), select me as your demonstrator)
Of course, you'll want to know more. So here's the nitty gritty:
Of course, you'll want to know more. So here's the nitty gritty:
  • Program starts shipping March 15th
  • Each month we'll send you a unique, surprise kit with a project-cards, journals, d├ęcor, and more! (We've even color-coordinated, measured, and cut everything for you!)
  • Each kit includes stamps, ink, paper, and accessories-everything but adhesive.
  • Each kit gives you a 30-minute creativity escape.
  • We will ship your Paper Pumpkin on or around the 15th of the month.  
  • You need to sign up for a kit by the 10th of the month to get that month's kit. If you sign up on the 11th of the month, your first kit will come the next month. (Let's say you sign up on May 10th, we'll send your kit around May 15th. If you sign up on May 11th, we'll send your first kit around June 15th.)
  • A Paper Pumpkin membership is $19.95 per month (and shipping is included!)
NOTE SURE YOU WANT TO COMMIT?  JUST TRY IT!
  • Starting in early March, Stampin' Up! will offer a Try-It kit if you'd like to try Paper Pumpkin for one month. See the Try It Kit below.  Learn more.
     Try-Me-Kit
    Jots & Thoughts "Try Me" Kit Contents