Friday, March 29, 2013
It is baby shower time for a family friend and I wanted to make a very cute card and it couldn't resemble the baby shower card I gave her sister a few months ago--lol! I think this card is very cute and for sure looks nothing like the baby card I gave her sis. The little hanging outfit was cut on my Cricut using the Baby Steps Cricut cartridge. I used two retired Stampin' Up stamp sets for the bear and greeting. And the Oval framelits worked well with the dresser. It almost looks as though the little bear is looking at himself in a mirror. On the back of the card there is plenty of room to write a little note to the Mommy. Have a wonderful day!
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Thursday, March 28, 2013
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Wednesday, March 27, 2013
It is Spring Break week for Sydney and John and I have the pleasure of her company for a couple of days. We were at Mariano's Market yesterday and I noticed that the Pillsbury Cinnamon Rolls were a special edition. The rolls were special because the icing is Hershey's Chocolate versus the usual white icing. I bought those along with the most beautiful looking strawberries thinking we would have them today. Well Sydney woke up before me and made this surprise breakfast. The flowers she brought up from my scraproom after decorating the vase with a butterfly. Syd was so proud of her set up: the arrangement of the fresh strawberries in the bowl, a glass of OJ surrounded by Cutie segments and the sliced banana. When I woke up Sydney baked the rolls and added those to her table design. I knew she would make the cinnamon rolls, but I had no idea she would create such an inviting breakfast. I was drinking my glass of orange juice and she had the look of excitement and I wondered what it was about. Sure enough, she was all happy because she dropped a Cutie segment in the OJ. She also made streamers using ribbon and butterflies to decorate the cabinets. What a wonderful way to start the day! Thank you, Sydney Elizabeth. xoxoxo
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Tuesday, March 26, 2013
Today I am posting photos of the cards I made using this month's My Paper Pumpkin. The single card on the left was created using only the items in the kit with the addition of adhesive. The three cards in the photo to the right use additional little embellishments: butterflies from the Beautiful Wings embosslit; baker's twine (including white twine dyed gray using my ink pad for one of the buttons); and the Fitting Occasion stamp set for the circular sentiment and butterfly. So besides the cards, I have a new clear D block and a Basic Gray ink spot. The color combination is not one I would think of, but they all go together nicely and the cards are pretty darn cute--even with the ink splatter (one of two stamps in the kit). I just couldn't bring myself to splatter all of the cards--lol! Have a great day!
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Monday, March 25, 2013
- Cardstock 5" x 3" scored at 2, 2 3/8,4 3/8, 4 3/4
- Using smallest oval Framelit, diecut the oval window
- Burnish score lines and then run through embossing folder, if desired.
- If you prefer to stamp sentiment directly on little box, stamp before adhering far sides of box.
- Use sticky tape to adhere edge of front panel to the small opposite 1/4" edge of the box.
- Embellish. I diecut sentiments using Itty Bitty Framelits. (Or don't have a sentiment.)
- Add a few mini glue dots to back of bunny, drop in oval window, center and press to adhere.
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Saturday, March 23, 2013
|Epic Day This and That Journal||
|Epic Day This and That Designer Series Paper||
|Remember This and That Rotary Stamp||
|Epic Day This and That Designer Stickers||
|Epic Day This and That Designer Washi Tape||
|Epic Day This and That
Includes the five This and That products listed above. Only available in a bundle until April 30.
15% Off Retail Value!
- We're introducing the line with these five products, but we'll be adding more This and That stuff as time goes on.
- Bundle Dates: March 23-April 30 (remember the items that come in the bundle will be available in May and in the new catalog, but we're only offering the discounted bundled until April 30).
- You can place orders on any order type (customer, demonstrator, workshop, or online).
- You and your customers can get as many This and That products or bundles as you want.
- You can buy the This and That products separately. But why would you do that when you can get all five together and save 15 percent?
- Did your spidey eyes see that two of our In Colors (Calypso Coral and Pool Party) are included in the products? Your eyes were right. You'll just have to check out the catalog transition information in April to see what that's all about.
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Friday, March 22, 2013
This card is easy to create and cute to send. The image is from the Everybunny stamp set and the Oval Framelits were used to cut the image and the Pink Pirouette layer. I stamped the image using black Stazon and colored it in with my SU markers. The sentiment is one of a variety of greetings included in the Delightful Dozen set in the annual catalog. As a matter of fact, this set includes a nice Mother's Day greeting which we will be using at our next card class. I use the decorative corner punch very often and I am hoping for a new design from SU one of these days. Speaking of new, SU is releasing a new product tomorrow, a sneak peek of something that will be available in the new catalog. I don't normally post on the weekends, but I will be posting tomorrow. Be sure to check back in the morning!
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Thursday, March 21, 2013
As I was looking thru my embossing folders, I came across the seldom-used Flower Garden folder. After embossing and sanding Pool Party Co'ordinations cardstock I wondered why I haven't used it much. For me it is the placement of the embossed image when using the folder. This is a very obvious directional image. Therefore, when using it, you need to pay attention to the flowers and be sure they are "growing up" and not down. Pool Party was paired with white and Wisteria Wonder, a pretty Spring color combination. I finished it off using an image from the Made For You set and one of SU's rhinestones. I used a pink Sharpie marker to color it pink. So, besides the fact that I think SU's rhinestones are pretty, the fact that you can change the color with a permanent marker (not water-based) marker, is a real plus. Have a great day!
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Wednesday, March 20, 2013
Stampin' Up! has reduced the price of My Digital Studio to an affordable price of only $19.95!! And now today's card: The hydrangeas were stamped using a stamp from this month's Best of 25, Best of Flowers. I inked directly on the stamp using my Perfect Plum and Lucky Limeade SU markers. After stamping, I then colored in the image using Bashful Blue and Certainly Celery. The next card I make will have pink hydrangeas. I find it fascinating that our hydrangeas, all planted in the same garden, are mostly blue, while a few others are pink. I know it is has something to do with the aluminum in the soil, but it is the same soil area. I wonder what color they will be this year? I will let you know. Have a great day and again, Happy Spring!
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Tuesday, March 19, 2013
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Monday, March 18, 2013
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Sunday, March 17, 2013
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Friday, March 15, 2013
Wanted to let you know of another Stampin' Up special! SU is offering a sneak peek of one of the new stamp sets that will be in the annual catalog come June 1st. It coordinates with the cute little 7/8" scallop circle punch that was originally shown in the Holiday Mini. Buy the bundle (stamp set and punch) for 15% off. This SU Spring Surprise is available until May 30, 2013.
Thu, 14 Mar 2013 17:11:42
If you have any questions, call or email! Again, have a great weekend!
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Inspired by a card that Melissa, a Stampin' Up demonstrator in Saskatchewan, posted on our demo website, today's card is cute and fun. Her use of the Everybunny set together with the presents from the I Dig You stamp set to create a birthday card was so clever that I had to share. The background was sponged to create a field and the sky. I then took a green marker and added little blades of grass. Melissa stamped the bunnies and then cut them out removing the basket from the little girl bunny and the egg from the little boy bunny. I inked up the bunnies using my black marker avoiding the basket and the egg and stamped the images directly on the card. (You will want to be sure there is no ink residue on the parts of the image that you don't want to show.) This birthday card is cute for a baby and really perfect if you know someone who is celebrating his/her birthday on Easter. Have a great weekend and find yourself a little stampin' time!
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Thursday, March 14, 2013
Yesterday was a special day for millions of Catholics and faithful Christians around the world. I spent the afternoon watching TV, catching bits and pieces of the events going on in the Vatican. Once the white smoke appeared, the television got my full attention: Who is the new Pope of the Catholic Church? To see the faith and devotion of the people who stood in the Vatican for hours in the rain to catch a glimpse of their new Pope and receive his blessing was very touching. I very much look forward to seeing and hearing more about Pope Francis. (By the way, I like his name choice!) And now on to today's cards. A Memory Box die was used to cut the flowering vine from white cardstock for use on both cards. I diecut the vine a second time using Crumb Cake clipped the flowers from that vine and adhered them over the white flowers. The sentiment is from the Love & Sympathy set. The white vine on the Hello card was sponged using Certainly Celery and Regal Rose inks. Little pearls add a touch of elegance to this card. The sentiment is from the My Friend stamp set. Same card, but the use of different colors and sentiments creates two very different feelings. Have a great day and find yourself a little stampin' time!
Wednesday, March 13, 2013
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Tuesday, March 12, 2013
Last week I posted a card which I dry embossed after inking up the folder using a brayer. This is another card using the same technique but with a totally different feel to it. The "cowboy" card was on the rustic side while this card is soft and pretty. I brayered the Vintage Wallpaper embossing folder with Crumb Cake ink, layered it on Chocolate Chip cardstock and finished it off with a Very Vanilla seam binding bow. What is not apparent in the photo is that after the white cardstock was brayer-embossed, I ran Versamark across the card and embossed the entire card using Iridescent Ice embossing powder. And having nothing to do with this card, as I looked out my window, I just saw my first Robin of the season! Yes, Spring is on the way--yeah!! Have a wonderful day!
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Monday, March 11, 2013
I saw a card made by Karen Berber on one of the websites I frequent and the technique she used. Today's cards were created using that technique which includes embossing, painting with craft ink and using blender pens. The flowers are images from the Secret Garden stamp set in the Spring Mini as are the leaves on the Crumb Cake card. The leaves on the Daffodil card are from Fabulous Florets in the annual cattie.The Crumb Cake card was my first attempt at using craft ink with an aqua painter. The card turned out pretty good, so I wanted to test the technique on black cardstock. That did not go so well due to the black dye getting on my blender pens. So I decided to try Daffodil Delight and ended up with a very tropical-feeling card. The "Bloomin' Marvelous" sentiment on the Crumb Cake card is from the stamp set of the same name in the Sale-a-bration brochure and is just perfect for a flower-filled card. I have opted to hold off on adding a sentiment to the Daffodil card until such time as I know for what occasion it will be used. Have a great day!
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Friday, March 8, 2013
Thursday, March 7, 2013
While playing with ideas for kids' cards, I decided to use an embossing folder that was inked up via a brayer. I brayered Early Espresso ink on the Woodgrain embossing folder and then embossed the Crumb Cake cardstock. The color and texture combination resulted in a somewhat rustic feel and the minute I saw the embossed cardstock I thought "cowboy". So out came the Pennant Parade stamp set with the coordinating punch, linen thread and the Wacky Wishes hostess stamp set. What really captured the cowboy theme was the fact that I have a CTMH stamp set which includes the word "cowboy". A fun little card and quite different than my "pretty" posts--lol! Have a great day!
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Wednesday, March 6, 2013
We received about 9 inches of snow yesterday. Looks beautiful~~especially when you do not have to go out in it. I happened to spend the better part of the day in my scrap room. Since we will be making a "Happy Dirtday" card at Jen's workshop on Sunday, I made a sample of a card using the bulldozer image from the I Dig You set. After stamping the bulldozer, I added mini silver brads. What is the background layer on this card? Well, thanks to an email from a friend in Ohio, I was reminded that embossed foil is a great background. (Thank you, Martha!) The hearts falling out of the bucket of the bulldozer would have made a great Valentine. Valentine's Day is behind us, but the male in your life--son, grandson, husband--likes to know you care any day of the year! Or how about a Father's Day card? You could stamp "I dig you" and add Dad, or grandpa or the stamp from the Family Reunion set which would work for you. Or a card for grandma from her favorite grandson? And while I am thinking of other ways to use this stamp set, maybe I should recreate this card and have snow falling out of the bucket!!! Have a great day and be safe!
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Tuesday, March 5, 2013
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Monday, March 4, 2013
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Friday, March 1, 2013
Stampin' Up has added so many new things lately that it is difficult to keep up! Being the first day of the month I went on line to check out the Best of 25 stamp set for March (which is flowers) and low and behold found this announcement! Not too sure how easily readable the flyer is due to the light colors, but hopefully it can be read. In a nutshell, SU is trying a new product: photopolymer stamps. According to SU the new stamps will not yellow or crack and will work nicely with the new ink pads. The advantage is that not only are they clear mount, but they are clear! So when you stamp, you can see where you are stamping. I have used photopolymer stamps in the past, so I am anxious to see if SU's photopolymer stamps are as good or better than those! I will keep you posted. This is an item that I will be purchasing in the near future and I will let you know what I truly think about this new item.
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If you are looking at the snow and wishing it were Spring, this month's stamp set will help you create pretty Springtime cards. The images included in this set are very pretty and my favorite stamp in this set is the solid image (bottom left image) from the retired Upsy Daisy. You can be sure that I will be posting a card or two using that image! There are a few new things that SU has introduced in the past few days, so I will be adding other posts later today or tomorrow. (I need to first learn a little more about the additions before I advertise them here!) In the meantime, have a great Friday!
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