Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Elegant Easter

While blog surfing awhile back, I came across this card layout (can't remember now what blog I was visiting) and thought it would look great with the Sending Love Specialty DSP from the Occasions mini catalog, and the Beautiful Wings Embosslits die for the Sizzix Big-Shot, also from the Occasions mini.

I used the Circle Scissor Plus to cut the circle out of the designer paper. The butterflies are cut from Pretty In Pink card stock. Happy Easter was stamped from the Teeny Tiny Wishes stamp set onto Very Vanilla card stock and punched using the Modern Label punch.

The final touch was spritzing over the finished card using a mixture of Frost White Shimmer paint and liquid hand sanitizer.

Thanks for stopping by.

Amy's March Madness Special

Today is the last day of March, and the last day for the 2010 Sale-A-Bration promotion from Stampin' Up! Because I'm not very far from meeting my goal for Sale-A-Bration, I'm offering a special until March 31st at 10pm.

Here are the details:
For every order placed directly through me (via e-mail or phone calls) you'll receive 20% off your order (20% off figured on the total ordered before shipping/handling and tax).

For every order placed during this time, including those placed through my demonstrator website, I'll put your name into a drawing for this coffee mug.

Don't wait! Remember that for every $50 ordered, you receive 1 Sale-A-Bration product of your choice. And, for these last 2 weeks, also 20% off! (To see the Sale-A-Bration brochure, check the side-bar of my blog!)

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Flowers Awash Sneak Peak

Here's a Mother's Day card I made using the Flowers Awash stamp set that will be available for purchase in April. This 2-Step stamp set will be available in the new catalog when it is released in July, but you have a chance to get your hands on it 3 months earlier! It's a neat stamp set, and I'm having fun coming up with samples using it. It's available as both wood-mount or clear-mount, your choice!

For this card, I used the emboss-resist technique. Stamped the stem and flower image using Versamark ink and clear embossing powder onto Whisper White card stock. Then, I sponged the color of the flower and the stem and cut the flower out. I used a large metal-edge tag (with the center removed) underneath. The colors are Regal Rose, Mellow Moss, Apricot Appeal, and Whisper White. The "mother's day" stamp is from the set Teeny Tiny Wishes and punched out using the Modern Label punch. Scallop trim along both sides is done using the Scallop Trim Border punch that is available for FREE with a $50 purchase during Sale-A-Bration, through this month. After that, you'll have to wait for the new catalog in July!

Sunday, March 14, 2010

MDS Mini Box

Did you know that you can do more with the My Digital Studio program than just scrap-book pages and cards? This little box, is a new download available for the My Digital Studio program (or your existing digital scrap-booking software). You can find this download, only $1.95 plus tax, on my Stampin' Up! website.

I designed the entire project on my computer, adding the designer series paper, embellishments and all. Then, I saved it and printed it out on Whisper White card stock on my printer. After printing, cut out the box and assembled it. If I had wanted to, it would have been very simple to add the ribbon and brads, etc. after printing and assembling the box.

Saturday, March 6, 2010

Stamp Club Projects

These are the projects we made in February at one of my stamp clubs:

This first card uses the Ronald McDonald House Charities stamp set, Very Thankful, #115338, $14.95. Every year Stampin' Up! creates a new stamp set for this charity and donates $2 from the sale of every set to them. And, with Sale-A-Bration this year, you can actually earn this set for FREE with a $50 purchase (before shipping/handling and tax).

Card stock used: Bermuda Bay, Rose Red, Whisper White
Ink Used: Jet-Black Staz-On
Accessories: Thoroughly Modern DSP, Stampin' Write Markers, 1/2" Soft Suede Polka Dot grosgrain ribbon, 1-3/8" Square punch, Pinking Hearts Border punch, 3/16" Corner Rounder punch, Stampin' Dimensionals

This second card uses the stamp set, Good Neighbors and Whimsical Words sets from the Sale-A-Bration brochure, and can only be earned FREE with a $50 purchase (before shipping/handling and tax).

Card stock used: Bermuda Bay, Pumpkin Pie, Whisper White
Ink used: Bermuda Bay, Crushed Curry, Old Olive, Basic Black
Accessories Used: Stamp-a-ma-jig (easiest way to use this set), Pumpkin Pie 1/4" grosgrain ribbon, Pinking Hearts Border punch, Welcome Neighbor DSP (also a Sale-A-Bration incentive), Stampin' Dimensionals.

This final card, is not my original idea, but what a beautiful and simple layout. Couldn't resist casing it. Just think of the possibilities with all the different card stock choices you can use. It uses the stamp set A Flower For All Seasons, #111592, $14.95. Also available this year during Sale-A-Bration as a Free incentive with a $50 purchase (before shipping/handling and tax).

Card stock used: Whisper White, Cameo Coral
Ink Used: Jet Black Staz-On, Cameo Coral, So Saffron, Certainly Celery, Creamy Caramel
Accessories used: Blender Pens, Whisper White Organza ribbon, Sizzix Big-Shot, SU! Perfect Polka Dots Textured Impressions folder, Stampin' Dimensionals.