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Saturday, June 29, 2013

Paper Craft Crew Challenge

I had such fun designing a card for this challenge. I used a bunch of new things from the 2013-2014 catalog:-)  Paper Craft Crew Card Sketch #48


Project Details
Stamps
 Lovely Romance
Card Stock & Papers
 Crushed Curry, Coastal Cabana, Whisper White, Eastern Elegance dsp
Ink
 Crushed Curry, Coastal Cabana refill to color roses
Accessories
Coastal Cabana Ruffle Stretch Trim, Pearls Basic Jewels
Tools
  Beautifully Brocade embossing folder, Oval framelit, Scallop Edge Border punch, Simply Pressed Clay & Mold

Fab Friday Challenge

This card is for the Fab Friday Challenge.
I felt a bit daring this morning, so the colors are very different from what I usually for anything related to the sea. The tiny shells are from my stash. Living on the coast I have quite a collection of shells:) All the other products used are from Stampin' Up!


Project Details
Stamps
 By The Tide
Card Stock & Papers
 Elegant Eggplant, Old Olive, Island Indigo, Whisper White
Ink
reinkers: Elegant Eggplant, Old Eggplant and Tangerine Tango (baby wipe technique)
Accessories
 Cute Clips, shells from the beach
Tools
 Perfect Polka Dots embossing folder, Petite Curly Label punch

Friday, June 28, 2013

Something Fun!

It has been such a rainy spring in South Carolina, I think we are developing gills! Rain is a good thing, and during a thunderstorm yesterday, I decided to play with the baby wipe technique. I have never done it before, can you believe that? I wanted to design a few cards that would use a fun technique to teach the ladies at the Card Ministry at church. I think they will have fun with this:)
If you'd like to see how to do this technique, Shelley Godby has a good video.

Project Details
Stamps
 Fall Foilage (retired)
Card Stock & Papers
 Whisper White, Chocolate Chip
Ink
 Old Olive, Tangerine Tango, Elegant Eggplant reinkers
Accessories
 7/16" Trim
Tools
 baby wipes and a plate


Project Details
Stamps
 Thoughts and Prayers
Card Stock & Papers
 Whisper White, Pear Pizzazz, Coastal Cabana, Strawberry Slush
Ink
 Strawberry Slush
Accessories
 Pearls Basic Jewels
Tools
 Beautiful Wings embosslit, Scallop Edge border punch, Bird Builder punch, Itty Bitty Shapes punch pack

Thursday, June 27, 2013

New Color Markers Sold Individually!!!

 In the 2013-2014 annual catalog, you will find the Stampin' Write Marker New Color Kit (item 130034, page 163) to help you update your Many Marvelous Marker pack. In response to customer requests, Stampin" Up! has sweetened the deal. For a limited time, from June 26 until October 31, you can buy any of the new colors individually!
Go ahead, fill in the missing pieces in your collection or buy the whole lot.

 ITEM  PRICE  DESCRIPTION
 130034  $28.95 Stampin' Write Marker New Color Kit
Bermuda Bay, Blushing Bride, Calypso Coral, Crushed Curry, Island Indigo, Pear Pizzazz, Pool Party, Smoky Slate, Soft Sky, Wisteria Wonder
 131899  $3.50 Bermuda Bay Stampin' Write Marker
 131265  $3.50 Blushing Bride Stampin' Write Marker
 131902  $3.50 Calypso Coral Stampin' Write Marker
 131901  $3.50 Crushed Curry Stampin' Write Marker
 131905  $3.50 Island Indigo Stampin' Write Marker
 131266  $3.50 Pear Pizzazz Stampin' Write Marker
 131904  $3.50 Pool Party Stampin' Write Marker
 131898  $3.50 Smoky Slate Stampin' Write Marker
 131900  $3.50 Soft Sky Stampin' Write Marker
 131903  $3.50 Wisteria Wonder Stampin' Write Marker

Remember - if you purchase the kit of 10 markers - you save 13%!



Monday, June 17, 2013

Masculine & Feminine Cards

Here are some things I've been working on this past week. The first one is the Father's Day card I made for my husband. I couldn't have asked for a better Father for my son if I'd had one custom ordered:)


Project Details
Stamps
 The Open Sea
Card Stock & Papers
 Crumb Cake, Soft Sky, Early Espresso
Ink
 Early Espresso, Night of Navy, Crumb Cake
Accessories
 Antique Brads, Early Espresso Baker's Twine
Tools
 Square Lattice punch, sponge, Blender pen, 1 3/4" Circle punch


Project Details
Stamps
 Happiest Birthday
Card Stock & Papers
 Pistachio Pudding
Ink
  Pistachio Pudding
Accessories
 Pearls Basic Jewels, Whisper White Organza ribbon, Delicate Details Lace Tape
Tools


Project Details
Stamps
 Trust God
Card Stock & Papers
 Perfect Plum, Whisper White, Sycamore Street dsp
Ink
 Old Olive
Accessories
 Linen Thread, Designer Buttons, Old Olive ribbon
Tools
 Bitty Butterfly and Elegant Butterfly punches, Two Tags die, Elegant Lines embossing folder

Friday, June 14, 2013

Upcoming Classes and Events


Technique Class
Wednesday June 26, 1:00
Learn techniques to enhance your scrapbooking and for use in making gorgeous greeting cards. You will learn such techniques as; Rock & Roll, Emboss Resist, Ghost Stamping, Faux Stitching and Kissing. All materials will be provided. The class fee is only $15.00 for 3 techniques. This includes 3 sample technique cards with all the directions ready to add to your technique book, and 3 cards or scrapbook embellishments. Create awesome projects without any planning or prep-work while learning new ideas & techniques plus ways to use the products you already have. Have fun & make new friends at the same time.
 Email me to register for the class!
Open House
July Tuesday 16, 10:00-2:00
Free Make and Takes! You’ll get to see new products from the new Holiday and 2013-2014 catalogs. You will also get a FREE new Idea Book & Catalog. Email me to register for the class!

Punch Art Class
Wednesday, July 24 1:00
Would you like to learn how to create darling creations with punches? It's amazing what you can do just by combining different shapes. These punch art creations are great central pieces or embellishments for cards and scrapbook layouts.

You will make 3 cards and 3 resource pages! The cards are the "finished products" that you can use to send. For the resource pages, you'll duplicate just the punch art piece, take notes and have a full supply list and instructions so that you can recreate the punch art piece on your own!

FIRST TIMERS: On your FIRST visit to a Punch Art Class, you'll receive a complementary Binder Ring and Cover for your resource pages so that you have a fun way to collect them each month!
The Punch Art Class fee is only $15 for 3 cards, 3 resource pages or FREE with a $20 order! Email me to register for the class!


Hostess Club
Stampers are the friendliest people! In this club, you will learn how to make three cards or projects using different products, techniques or folds. All materials will be provided for this FREE make and take.  It meets once a month. Each month a different club member will receive all the hostess benefits (free products). The fee for this club is $25.00 in Stampin' Up! product (before shipping/ tax) per month for 6 months. All six club members spending at least twenty five dollars each, ensures the hostess of the month a minimum of $25 in hostess benefits. Most of the time people will spend more which will increase the benefits for the hostess that month.

Members will receive a free copy of the Idea Book & Catalog. This club is great for people who enjoy stamping but may not have a large base of contacts to invite or time to organize a party of their own.  A terrific benefit is to receive hostess benefits, which equals FREE Products!!

Email me to sign up for this fun club!

 

Sunday, June 9, 2013

Beautifully Baroque & Lovely As A Tree

I am on such a roll right now:) I think it's partly because of the new things I got this week in my order from the new catalog. It also partly due to the newly restructured studio, and then there's the music. I've been listening to Pandora Radio, Adult Hits. I love that I can click thumbs down and that song will never play again. I get to listen to tons of songs that I like:) I was getting a rut listening to oldies and Country Music. I really like a variety, and I do NOT like listening to the same old thing. Great music just makes me want to get up and dance! Which I do by the way:) I love Maroon Five, Beyonce,` Train, Taylor Swift, Carrie Underwood, The Band Perry, Natasha Bedingfield, Katy Perry, Michael Franti and Spearhead and lots more. I'm so glad I'm not an old fogey who can only listen to oldies.
Anyway, here are a couple more things I made today. It rained here all day again today, so it was a great day to be inside. Of course I had to watch NASCAR, sadly my fav didn't win:( I like Kyle Busch. Yeah, he's kind of a hothead bad boy, but I like him, because he's so competitive, but yet does try to control his temper. I really love how much charity work he does so quietly. He never seeks out attention for it either. I think he's a good guy and somebody has to pull for the bad boy right?  Must be the Mom in me:)



Project Details
Stamps
Lovely As A Tree
Card Stock & Papers
Venetian Romance dsp, Cajun Craze, Whisper White, Early Espresso
Ink
Early Espresso, Wild Wasabi, Garden Green, Baked Brown Sugar
Accessories
Petite Curly Label punch, Linen Thread,
Tools
Blender Pen


Project Details
Stamps
Beautifully Baroque, Happiest Birthday Wishes
Card Stock & Papers
Whisper White, Bermuda Bay
Ink
Bermuda Bay
Accessories
Clay & Mold, Pearl Basic Jewels,
Tools
Beautifully Baroque embossing folder, Stampin’ Dimensionals, 1 Inch Square punch

Saturday, June 8, 2013

Amazingly Awesome Paper

I'm still working in my reorganized studio:)  I'm in heaven and I just love working in here! I can look out the big window at the flowers and I tons of light. It just makes me so happy to create, especially with such gorgeous paper!!
Project Details
Stamps
Lovely As A Tree
Card Stock & Papers
Early Espresso, Island Indigo, Venetian Romance dsp
Ink
Early Espresso, Soft Suede, Baja Breeze, More Mustard, Pumpkin Pie
Accessories
Naturals Designer Buttons, Linen Thread
Tools
sponges, Stampin’ Dimensionals

Project Details
Stamps
Lovely Romance
Card Stock & Papers
Venetian Romance dsp, Cajun Craze, Tangerine Tango, Baked Brown Sugar, Whisper White
Ink
Tangerine Tango, Baked Brown Sugar
Accessories
Linen Thread, Brights designer buttons, Rhinestones Basic Jewels
Tools
ticket corner punch

Mini Makeover

More new stuff:) I'm having such a good time using the new colors and stamps! I'm also excited because my husband cut some wood to make a table top for me in my studio. There is this futon in my studio... which I have been wishing would disappear. HE thinks we should keep it, I want it OUT of here! So my idea for a temporary fix is to put a board across the wooden arms of the futon, making a table top. He agreed to make it for me. I rearranged my studio just a bit last night. I found a DVD storage thingy in Walmart and needed to accommodate it into the space.

Project Details
Stamps
Lovely Romance
Card Stock & Papers
Crisp Cantaloupe, Baked Brown Sugar, Whisper White, Venetian Romance dsp
Ink
Crisp Cantaloupe, Baked Brown Sugar
Accessories
Naturals Designer Buttons, Linen Thread, Delicate Details Lace Tape
Tools
Apothecary Accents framelits, Two Tags die, Beautifully Baroque embossing folder
DVD tower thingy from Walmart. I love being able to get to my stamp sets easier now that they are not so low to the floor. Also, This horizontal storage makes it much easier to read the titles of the sets.
Here is the temporary fix. I'm so pleased, LOVE my husband!! Love having the ribbon on a flat surface and up higher where it is easier to reach.
Very dark photo because of the window, but I think you can get the idea of that space. I moved the lamp from the corner to make room for the stamp storage. It doesn't look as good here, but functions well this way. I now have more room on my desk with the Big Shot off of it.
Next on my to-do list is to cull through all of these stamps and SELL some! I guess I will have to bite the bullet and open up a Paypal account, which scares me, cause I think you have to give them your bank account number.

Friday, June 7, 2013

Venetian Romance

This designer series paper is my favorite favorite favorite. Did I mention that I LOVE it?  I want to buy more packages of it!!!! The stamp set is quite a lot fun too, it's called Lovely Romance..
Project Details
Stamps
 Lovely Romance
Card Stock & Papers
 Island Indigo, Crisp Cantaloupe, Baked Brown Sugar, Whisper White, Venetian Romance dsp
Ink
 Baked Brown Sugar
Accessories
 Crochet Trim, Antique Brads, Stampin' Dimensionals
Tools
 Apothecary Accents framelits, Fancy Fan embossing folder



Project Details
Stamps
 Lovely Romance
Card Stock & Papers
 Bermuda Bay, Strawberry Slush, Pistachio Pudding, Whisper White
Ink
 Strawberry Slush
Accessories
 Crochet Trim, Clay molded flower, Linen Thread, Pearls Basic Jewels,
Tools
 Beautifully Baroque embossing folder, Two Tags die

New Products!!

My first order from the NEW catalog came yesterday:-) I can not tell you how much I LOVE the designer series paper!! I thought it was very pretty in the catalog, but in real life, it's downright gorgeous!! I molded and colored some clay last night too and I'm in love with it. I did learn that you have to let the 'bumps' stick out above the clay on the back for the button holes. Yeah, I know duh! lol I wanted to use a clay button on the first card, colored to match of course, but I could not wait for it to dry! lol Now I'm going to go use the Lovely Romance stamp set.

Project Details
Stamps
Lovely Romance
Card Stock & Papers
Whisper White, Smoky Slate, Coastal Cabana, Crushed Curry, Eastern Elegance designer series paper
Ink
Crushed Curry
Accessories
Vintage Faceted designer buttons, Linen Thread, 3/8” Ruffle Stretch Trim, Pearls Basic Jewels
Tools
Beautifully Baroque embossing folder

Project Details
Stamps
Beautifully Baroque
Card Stock & Papers
Whisper White, Smoky Slate, Crushed Curry, Eastern Elegance designer series paper
Ink
Crushed Curry, Coastal Cabana
Accessories
Pearls Basic Jewels, Stampin’ Dimensionals
Tools
Ticket Corner punch

Project Details
Stamps
Beautifully Baroque
Card Stock & Papers
Whisper White, Soft Suede, Bermuda Bay, Coastal Cabana
Ink
Bermuda Bay
Accessories
Pearls Basic Jewels, Stampin’ Dimensionals
Tools
Beautifully Baroque embossing folder