Friday, October 30, 2009

Scenic Season

I've been wanting this stamp set ever since I laid eyes on it, and I finally got it! I got this idea from someone else, but I can't remember who. I wish I would have written it down so I could give her credit. If I figure it out, I will.

This is another card we'll be doing at my Christmas Card SAS II. This card was so easy. The greeting and the trees are all on one stamp. After stamping the trees and greeting with Night of Navy ink, I punched a circle out with the 1-1/4" circle punch from a post-it note, making sure that I got some of the adhesive from the post-it note. I put the post-it note circle where I wanted the moon, and then I sponged the sky with Brocade Blue ink. After sponging, I removed the circle. I love how the bird silhouette is in the moon. It's hard to tell in the picture, but I also put some Frost White Shimmer paint on the snowy hills with a sponge. A super fast card with great results!

Stamps: Scenic Season

Ink: Night of Navy & Brocade Blue Classic pads

Paper: Night of Navy, Brocade Blue, & Naturals White card stock

Accessories: Frost White Shimmer Paint, Stamping Sponge, 1-1/4" Circle Punch, and post-it note

#115354 Scenic Season - set of 2
$24.95 - p. 35

#116854 Frost White Shimmer Paint
$5.95 - p. 27 (Mini)



Thursday, October 29, 2009

Shimmery Snowflakes

This was the first card I made using Stampin' Up!'s Shimmery Paint that's in the Holiday Mini. I used Champagne Mist shimmer paint on this one. I can't believe how fast this dries! When I originally bought it, I thought I would have to let it air dry for awhile, or try to dry it with my heat tool. When I used it, it dried instantly! I was amazed!

I've decided to have this be one of the cards that will be made at my upcoming Christmas Card Stamp-A-Stack II on Saturday, Novemer 7. To find out more about this event, please go to my EVENTS CALENDAR.

I applied the shimmer paint directly to the stamp using a sponge dauber. Then, all I did was stamp it on. That's it! The closeup shows the shimmer a little better, but it still doesn't do it justice. It's so shimmery in real life. I really love this stuff!

Stamps: Serene Snowflakes & Christmas Greetings

Paper: Real Red & Kraft card stock, Bold Brights (Real Red) textured card stock

Ink: Soft Suede and Real Red Classic ink & Champagne Mist Shimmer Paint

Accessories: Real Red Polka Dot Ribbon, Eyelet Border Punch, Big Shot Die-Cut Machine, SU! Merry Details Sizzlits Die

#115438 Serene Snowflakes - set of 4
p.26 & 27 (Mini) - $20.95

#115448 Christmas Greetings - set of 2
p. 28 - $10.95

#116820 SU! Merry Details Sizzlits Die
p. 21 (Mini) - $5.50

#116806 Champagne Mist Shimmer Paint
p. 27 (Mini) - $5.95


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Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Sweet Treats Video

I just checked on Stampin' Up!'s YouTube channel, and saw the newest video that Stampin' Up! has added. I thought you'd enjoy it. I've been making some Christmas cards, and I'll start posting them tomorrow.


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Monday, October 26, 2009

Last Deals of the Week - Ends Saturday!

I hate to say it, but this is the last "Deals of the Week." These kits make birthday parties fun and easy! If you would like to get these great kits at the discounted prices, you'll need to hurry! All ONLINE ORDERS need to be placed by Saturday, October 31. If you want me to place the order for you, you'll need to CONTACT ME by Friday, October 30.

#116213 Pirate Party Kit
$9.99 (reg. $15.95) - p. 175

116214 Princess Party Kit
$9.99 (reg. $15.95) - p. 174

I'm Certified...well almost!

I've completed everything I need to be certified for the My Digital Studio software, except for one thing...send this card to the printer. I'll be doing that this evening.

I really had fun making this card! The top picture is the card front, the next two are the inside of the card.

The top half of the card front is one of the designer papers in the software. The bottom half is Perfect Plum card stock, and I used a stamp from the Always set with Pale Plum. I lightened up the opacity of them to make the images softer. I also lighted up the opacity a little bit on the bird. I really like how it turned out!

All images are copyrighted by Stampin' Up!

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Non-Traditional Christmas Colors

This is the last of the cards that we made at my Christmas Stamp-A-Stack (SAS) in the beginning of October. I CASEd this card from someone on Splitcoaststampers, but I can't remember who. I loved the different colors that she used, and just had to make one. It was a big hit at my SAS. I hope you like it too!

Don't forget about my next Christmas Stamp-A-Stack coming up. To find out more, go to my EVENTS CALENDAR.

Stamps: Season of Joy

Paper: Basic Gray, Sage Shadow, Pretty in Pink, & Whisper White card stock

Ink: Sage Shadow & Pretty in Pink Classic ink pads

Accessories: 1/2" Circle Punch, Large Oval Punch, Scallop Oval Punch, Stampin' Dimensionals, & Pretty in Pink 1/4" grograin ribbon

#110384 Season of Joy - set of 8 - $26.95 - p. 32


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Wednesday, October 21, 2009

I Love Dasher!

I love this reindeer! The antlers are gorgeous! Below is one of the cards that were made at my Christmas Card Stamp-A-Stack at the beginning of this month. It's a very simple card, but looks great! I got the idea from a card I received at the Stampin' Up! Regionals I attend in Cincinnati in September. I love the tag on the side. I'll have to remember that for future cards.

If you would like to get a head start on your Christmas cards, you'll want to attend my next Christmas Card Stamp-A-Stack on Saturday, November 7, 9:30 a.m. - noon (EST). This will be the last Christmas Stamp-A-Stack I'll have until next year. All of the cards will be new ones...not the same ones as last time. To find out more, go to my EVENTS CALENDAR.

Stamps: Dasher, Serene Snowflakes, & Many Merry Messages

Paper: Bravo Burgundy, Always Artichoke, & Naturals White card stock

Ink: Always Artichoke, Bravo Burgundy, & Close to Cocoa Classic ink pads

Accessories: Large Tag Punch, Crop-A-Dile, & Antique Brass Jumbo Eyelets

#116816 Dasher - set of 1 - $8.95 - p. 208

#115438 Serene Snowflakes - set of 4 - $20.95 - p. 26 & 27 (Holiday Mini)

#116586 Many Merry Messages - set of 8 - $34.95 - p. 33

Monday, October 19, 2009

Deals of the Week #3

Here are the deals of the week! There is only one of these items I don't own, and that's Circle Designer Brads. I've been wanting to get them for quite awhile, so I'll be getting them this week! If you've been wanting to get more accessories for your stamping projects, these are the ones to get! To get these great prices, you'll need to place your ORDER ONLINE by 11:50 a.m. on Monday, October 26 or CONTACT ME by 8 p.m. on Sunday, October 25.

#109857 Mini Library Clips
$8.99 (reg. $12.95) - p. 179

#112581 1/2" Library Clips
$3.99 (reg. $6.95) - p. 179

#112571 Circle Designer Brads
$3.99 (reg. 5.95) - p. 179

#114348 Basic Jumbo Grommets
$4.49 (reg. $6.95) - p. 179

My First My Digital Studio Projects!

I meant to post these last Friday, but wasn't able to. Today, I'm showing you 4 projects I've made with My Digital Studio, to make up for being late. I really like this software. It's so easy to use, and there is so much you can do with it. Right now, I'm working on an 8" x 8" album that I'm going to have printed by Stampin' Up!'s printer. I'm also working on a new blog banner for my blog. I hope to have that up within the next week.

Above is a 12" x 12" page that I made. I started with the photo layout that is in the software, and then decorated it. You can start from a blank canvas, but I really liked the photo layout. It made it so easy! The program pulls up the pictures already in your computer. Just pick the pictures you want, and click!

This card was one of the card templates in the software. All I did was add the ribbon and the brads. I moved the snowflake pieces around, too.

This is one of the 8" x 8", 2-page layouts in the album I'm making. All of the pages were already in the software. All I did was put in my pictures, moved some of the embellishments around, and added my journaling.

This is the 2nd page of the same layout. This page had originally looked just like the one above, but I wanted it to be a 2-page layout. I moved the embellishments and pictures around so it would look better with the first page. So easy!
If I wanted to change the picture layout, I could have done that too. This layout just happened to work out great with the pictures I wanted to use. You can also resize the pictures if you like. Everything can be customized!

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Thursday, October 15, 2009

My Digital Studio

Happy Thursday, everyone! I hope the weather is brighter where you are. It's cold and rainy here in central Indiana. I miss the sun!

Today, I wanted to show you a little video that Stampin' Up! has made to let you know more about My Digital Studio. This paper crafting software is really great! There is so much you can do with it. It's not limited to just scrapbooking! I've only been able to play with it a little here and there, but I've really had fun with it when I do have time. Between the family stuff I need to get done (and the list keeps getting longer) and the house, I'm swamped. The kids always seem to need the computer for homework, too! I think we may have to break down and buy another one!

I'm planning to post a few pages and cards that I've made with this software by tomorrow. Each of the projects took very little time, and I love how they've turned out! I hope you'll like them, too.

Monday, October 12, 2009

Deals of the Week #2!

Here are the newest "Deals of the Week!". The three items being offered this week are between 35% - 50% off! They are all dies for the Big Shot Die-Cut Machine. If you don't have the Big Shot yet, you should still buy these dies. That way, when you do purchase the Big Shot, you'll have these wonderful dies to use with it...and best of all, you'll have bought them on sale!

#115961 Perfect Setting Bigz XL Die
$25.99 (reg. $42.95) - p. 200

#114515 Flower Burst Embosslits Die
$5.99 (reg. $11.95) - p. 195

#116760 3 Tier Cake Pop-Up Bigz XL Die
$25.59 (reg. $39.95) - p. 201

You'll need to hurry! These deals end on Monday, October 19 @ 11:50 a.m. (EST). Click below to order online, or CONTACT ME by Sunday @ 6 p.m. EST) to place your order.

Friday, October 9, 2009

House of Haunts Card

Here is a close-up picture of one of the Halloween cards being made at my camp tomorrow. As I stated in the post on Wednesday, I got the idea from my friend, Kendra's card. I used a different stamp set and changed a couple colors, but other than that, I didn't change it much. I love how you can adapt cards to work with stamp sets you own. I don't own the set that Kendra used, so I adapted it to work with one I do. You can see Kendra's card on our friend, Mandy's blog HERE.

Stamps: House of Haunts & Sanded BG sets

Paper: Basic Gray, Basic Black, Summer Sun, Old Olive, & Pumpkin Pie card stock; Night and Day DSP (mini)

Ink: VersaMark Pad; Summer Sun, Basic Gray and Basic Black Classic Pads

Accessories: Basic Black 1/4" grosgrain ribbon, Paper Snips, Big Shot Die-Cut Machine, Buttons #5 Sizzlits die, & SU! Top Note Bigz Die

#111574 House of Haunts - set of 4 - $22.95 - p. 22

#109294 Sanded BG - set of 1 - $17.95 - p. 134

#116768 Night & Day Specialty DS Paper - p. 11 (mini)

Twelve, 12" x 12" sheets - 2 each of 5 double-sided designs + 2 printed window sheets

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Fall Projects for This Saturday

As I promised yesterday, here are the Fall projects for this Saturday's stamp camp. It's not a very good picture, but it'll do. The lighting isn't very good in our new house, so the pictures aren't as good as they used to be. We're hoping to get better lighting in the future, so the pictures will be better someday! For those of you that are local, if you would like to attend, please let me know by noon tomorrow (Friday). To find out more about this camp, please go to my events calendar.

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Fall/Halloween Stamp Camp this Saturday

I'm doing pretty good this week...I've got the projects for this week's camp made! Maybe I'll get back on track after the move yet! LOL Below, you'll see the Halloween projects that are going to be made on Saturday. I've posted the two projects on the left before, but the one on the right is new. One of my demonstrator buddies made a card like this one using the Twick or Tweet set that I just fell in love with! I don't have the stamp set she used, so I adapted it to work with the House of Haunts set. I also changed a couple of the colors. I like Kendra's version better, but mine will do. Our mutual demonstrator pal, Mandy, posted Kendra's card on her blog. To see it, CLICK HERE. I'll post my version of this card by itself in a few days, listing the supplies I used.

Come back tomorrow to see the Fall projects that will be made!

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Serene Snowflakes Christmas Card

I know, you're probably thinking that I've skipped Halloween and Thanksgiving all together, but I haven't. I should be able to post some new Halloween and Fall projects very soon. In the mean time, I want to show you another card that was made at my World Card Making Day event last Saturday. This event was a Christmas card Stamp-A-Stack (SAS). I'll be having another one (with different cards) on Saturday, November 7. To find out more, please go to my events calendar.

Stamps: Serene Snowflakes & Teeny Tiny Wishes Sets

Paper: Bashful Blue, Brilliant Blue, & Confetti White card stock

Ink: Bashful Blue, Brilliant Blue, Brocade Blue, & Basic Black Classic Pads

Accessories: Silver Brads, Paper Piercer, Mat Pack, Stamping Sponges, Scallop Edge Punch

#115438 Serene Snowflakes - set of 4 - $20.95 - p. 26 (mini)

#115370 Teeny Tiny Wishes - set of 24 - $36.95 - p. 145

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Monday, October 5, 2009

Yuletide Christmas

This is one of the cards that was made at my World Card Making Day event last Saturday. I love vintage looking sets, especially Christmas ones. This is the first card I've made with this set, and I'm sure I'll be making many more.

Stamps: Yuletide Christmas Set (Mini)

Paper: Old Olive, Chocolate Chip, & Very Vanilla card stock; Real Red Textured card stock; Merry Moments DS Paper

Ink: Old Olive, Real Red, & Chocolate Chip Classic Pads; Old Olive Stampin' Write Marker

Accessories: Real Red & Chocolate Chip 1" double-stitched ribbon; Big Shot Die-Cut Machine, SU! Top Note Bigz Die, Stamping Sponges, & Blender Pen

#116855 - Yuletide Christmas - Set of 5 - $22.95 - p. 22 (Mini)
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Thursday, October 1, 2009

Stampin' Up! is doing it again! During the month of October, there will be deals of the week. This week's deals will be available a little over a week. For ONLINE ORDERS, your order must be placed by Monday, October 12 @ 11:50 a.m. EST. If you want me to place the order for you, you'll need to CONTACT ME by Sunday , October 11 @ 8:00 p.m. EST. The next week's deals will be announced on Monday, October 12 @ noon EST.

#109041 5-Petal Flower Punch
$10.99 (reg. $15.95)

#109183 Trio Flower Punch
$10.99 (reg. $15.95)

#110709 My Way Punch
$11.99 (reg. $15.95)

My Digital Studio Starter Kit

With the launch of our much anticipated My Digital Studio software, new recruits can purchase an exclusive Starter Kit that includes My Digital Studio, in addition to stamps, inks, and accessories.

Starter Kit Price: $185 (over $295 value!)

Digital+ Starter Kit Contents:

--My Digital Studio software

--Party Hearty and Petal Pizzazz stamp sets

--Whisper White card stock (8-1/2" x 11")

--Earth Elements assorted card stock (8-1/2" x 11")

--Old Olive, Pumpkin Pie, Real Red, and Tempting Turquoise Classic Stampin' Pads

--Chocolate Chip, Old Olive, Pumpkin Pie, and Real Red Stampin' Write markers

--Chocolate Chip 1/4" grosgrain ribbon

--Real Red 1" double-stitched grosgrain ribbon

--Button Latte Designer buttons

--Stampin' Dimensionals

--Mini Glue Dots

--SNAIL Adhesive

--Business supplies (product catalogs, order forms, training DVD, and other supplies)

This is such a great deal! If I wasn't a demonstrator already, I'd take advantage of it! This starter kit is available now until March 31, 2009. This is a great time of year to sign up. The holidays are coming, and people are purchasing Christmas presents. Also, our biggest annual promotion, Sale-A-Bration, begins in January and runs through March. Sale-A-Bration always brings in big sales. It'll give your new Stampin' Up! business a big jump start! Of course, you can still purchase the regular starter kit for $199. If you are interested or have any questions, please CONTACT ME.

If you're ready to sign-up right now, then you can do so online. Just pick out the starter kit you want, and fill out the information. To sign-up online, click the link below and then click "Join Now" in the upper right-hand corner of my demonstrator website. You'll also need my password which is, Lovely Images.

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