Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Stampin' Up! Convention M & T Projects plus a bonus

Up until this year, I've taken the time to stamp and assemble my make & take projects from convention while at convention.  This year however, things were rather fast-paced and we were warned that it would be possible to take part in everything.  For me, that meant that I would skip making my projects at convention, and do them when I returned home.

Here they are and I had a wonderfully relaxing time making them.

This adorable bag uses the Tag a Bag gift bag bundle and the stamp set Tag It (which is the Ronald McDonald House Charities stamp set this year, $3 of each one goes to help this worthwhile charity).  So quick and easy!

These quick Tag a Bag Gift boxes are so fun, and this project covered the top of the box with a stamped cover and then some quick embellishments.  The stamp set(s) are Gorgeous Grunge and Hello, Lovely.

I should have taken a photo before I put the note cards inside, but this bag has 5 matching note cards w/envelopes inside of it.  

This card and matching envelope were the final projects.  I think that Gorgeous Grunge may just be a new favorite stamp set for me.  In fact, I liked the card layout so much that I made the card below for my nephew's birthday this next month.  Instead of using the button and more "girly" colors, I changed up the colors and used the arrow clip from the Hung Up Cute Clips assortment.

Thanks for stopping by.

Sunday, July 28, 2013

July Class/Club Projects

I've been back from Stampin' Up!'s annual convention in Salt Lake City, Utah now for a week!  It's taken me that long to recuperate!  What an amazing time of being inspired, learning, and spending time with some great ladies!

Here are this month's class/stamp club projects all using the stamp set Label Love and the coordinating Artisan Label punch.  You can bundle these two together and save 15% too!

 Are you in need of a quick gift or gift packaging?  These quick little Tag a Bag Gift Boxes are just what you need.  They come 8 to a package and you can add the tags to bundle them and make gift giving even easier.

For this project I simply added a strip of designer series paper, some ribbon and a quick tag using the Label Love stamp set and a 1-3/4" Circle punch.

There's noting more basic than a black & white card!  Here I've combined Basic Black and Very Vanilla.  The new Modern Medley Designer Series Paper works wonderfully for this elegant card, and although a simple black strip would have worked behind the paper, the piece punched using the Scallop Trim Border punch steps it up a notch.

This next card was cased from Sue Miller.  I loved the layout, but changed up the outside trim by using the new 3/8" Ruffle Stretch Trim.  It goes around curved edges so wonderfully!  The bib was made using the Ovals Collection Framelits and the Sizzix Big-Shot.

Thanks for stopping by!  I've been busy making my Make & Takes from convention and I'll share those with you tomorrow.  There was just too much to take in while in Salt Lake, but I've enjoyed some down-time and stamping this past week.  

Till next time.....

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

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Brights Craft Ink Spots & 7 Craft Ink Refills- $15So Many Stars Builder Wheel- $2Birthday Builder Wheel- $2Candle Crazy Builder Wheel- $2Fishy Stampin' Around Wheel (standard)- $3Jolly Jingles Jumbo Stampin' Around Wheel- $4
Swirling Stars Jumbo Stampin' Around Wheel- $4Leaves Awash Jumbo Stampin' Around Wheel- $4Snowflake Stampin' Around Wheel (standard)- $3Apple Orchard Stampin' Around Wheel (standard)- $3Confetti Play Stampin' Around Wheel (standard)- $3In Stitches Jumbo Stampin' Around Wheel- $4
Hollyhock Jumbo Stampin' Around Wheel- $4Bold Snowflakes Jumbo Stampin' Around Wheel- $4Rough Around the Edges Jumbo Stampin' Around Wheel- $4Celebration Stampin' Around Wheel (Standard)- $3Love Swirls Stampin' Around Wheel (Standard)- $3Snow Jumbo Stampin' Around Wheel- $4
Poinsettias Awash Jumbo Stampin' Around Wheel- $4Santas Lineup Jumbo Stampin' Around Wheel- $4Haunting Jumbo Stampin' Around Wheel- $3Whimsy Jumbo Stampin' Around Wheel- $4Fast Flowers Stampin' Around Wheel (Standard)- $3Paisley Party Stampin' Around Wheel (Standard)- $3
I've  updated the list of items I have for sale!
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Tuesday, July 23, 2013

My Digital Studio New Download Tuesday

Every Tuesday, Stampin' Up! announces the new digital downloads available for purchase.  Here are this weeks downloads.  Just go to my online store to purchase.  Questions?  Call, e-mail or text me.

Party Premiere Ensemble - Digital Download - Item #134762 - $19.95
Post Card Stamp Brush - Digital Download - Item #134803 - $2.95

Rise & Shine Pocket Cards - Digital Download - Item #134841 - $5.95

Soho Subway Designer Series Paper - Digital Download - Item #134845 - $4.95

Hello, Lovely Stamp Brush Set - Digital Download - Item #134852 - $5.95
World Map Stamp Brush - Digital Download - Item #134802 - $2.95

If you don't currently have My Digital Studio, you can purchase it for only $19.95 here.  Upgrade a previous version for free (open program & click help, update).  And, if you're still not sure about it, try it out for 30 days for FREE, here.

Monday, July 22, 2013

My Paper Pumpkin Promotion

Good from July 18, 2013 -August 31, 2013 

Use the promotion code PUMPKINDEAL to join Paper Pumpkin before August 31, 2013, and pay only $10 a month* for the first two months.
*plus tax, where applicable. Shipping included!

Here are the details:
  • For new subscribers only.
  • Promotion applies only to the first two months of a new subscription. After receiving two month's worth, the price for each month's kit will go to the regular price: $19.95.
  • Visit mypaperpumpkin.com to join.
  • You must click "Add Promo Code" and then enter the promo code PUMPKINDEAL in the "Promo Code" field when you sign up on the mypaperpumpkin.com website to take advantage of this promotion.
  • You must join by Saturday, August 31, 2013; 11:50 PM (MT).

Saturday, July 20, 2013

One Last Swap

I knew that I wanted to make lip-balm holders for my last 3-D swap for Convention.  I just wasn't sure what it would look like.  Awhile back, I'd posted a floral lip balm holder using a tutorial that one of my team members, Jen had shared with our group.  This uses pretty much the same template, but has an outer piece as well as an inner one that holds the lip balm.  

Isn't it adorable!  I can see me making these again.  Instead of closing with a ribbon, they close with a small velcro dot.

Thanks for stopping by.

Thursday, July 18, 2013

Still More Swaps

 I wanted to share with you a couple of my 3-D swaps that I made for Stampin' Up! Convention.  I've gotten to where I really enjoy swapping 3-D's.  I'm excited to see what I get in return.  I'll share that with you soon.

The base is made using the Apothecary Accents Framelits and the Sizzix Big Shot.  The drink package is stapled to the top, and then the message that was cut using the Bitty Banner Framelits, then attached using Mini Glue Dots.  

When the new catalog came out, I knew that I just had to purchase the coffee stamp set.  I'm kind-of a sucker for coffee stamps.  My hubby said that I'm bribing people to swap with me by giving away Starbuck's Via!  Whatever it takes!

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

More Convention Swaps

As I write this, I'm a bit tired but so pumped for Stampin' Up!'s annual convention!  It seems like it was just yesterday that I registerd.  Anyway, here are a couple more of my Convention swaps.  

I got the idea from Pinterest.  The card wasn't a SU! card and a different dimension, but I loved the use of the different textured impressions folders.  The top card uses Coastal Cabana and Crumb Cake.  The image is Sassy Salutations.  The card below uses Strawberry Slush and Sahara Sand.

The script embossing folder is a new one from the Holiday Catalog.  Some of you may have seen the catalog already since it was mailed out earlier this month.  You can start ordering from it starting August 1st!

Sunday, July 14, 2013

SU! 2013 Convention Swaps

I've been busy working on my Convention swaps over the past couple of weeks.  There have been a number of other things going on as well, so posting here has been non-existent.

Here is the first of my card front swaps.

I tried a new technique out, magical masking tape.   I wanted to use products that Stampin' Up! still carries (a big deal at convention and any other Stampin' Up! event), so I tried both the Shimmery White card stock and Whisper White card stock instead of the glossy card stock.  I'm pleased to report that both work.  I just happened to have more Whisper White than Shimmery White, so that's what I used.  The only tip I'll mention is to not leave the masking tape on the card stock for very long, as it will tear away the surface of the card stock and you'll have to re-do everything.  I also used regular old masking tape and not the blue painters tape, and had no problems.

The saying and the flower are heat embossed with Early Espresso embossing powder.

I'll post more tomorrow.  Thanks for stopping by.

Saturday, July 13, 2013

Sign-Up Special

From July 15th through August 31st sign-up to be a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator, and get a free project kit in addition to your starter kit!  You choose from the following, three of which are from the new Holiday Catalog.  What a great time to try it out!

OptionKit DescriptionItemTotal Value
Build a Banner Simply Created Kit AND
Halloween Banner Simply Created Accessory Kit
Build a Banner Simply Created Kit AND
Christmas Banner Simply Created Accessory Kit
Thankful Tablescape Simply Created Kit
Tag a Bag Bundle AND
Tag a Box Bundle

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

New Color Markers

Great news regarding the markers! You might be like me, and you are missing a marker or 2 from the new colors, but you don't want to purchase the entire new color marker kit. Stampin' Up! has answered:
In the 2013-2014 annual catalog, we offer the Stampin' Write Marker New Color Kit (item 130034, page 163) to help you update your Many Marvelous Marker pack. Now, we've sweetened the deal. For a limited time, from June 26 until October 31, you can buy any of the new colors in the pack or on their own! Go ahead, fill in the missing pieces in your collection or buy the whole lot.
130034$28.95Stampin' 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 $3.50Bermuda Bay Stampin' Write Marker
131265 $3.50Blushing Bride Stampin' Write Marker
131902 $3.50Calypso Coral Stampin' Write Marker
131901 $3.50Crushed Curry Stampin' Write Marker
131905 $3.50Island Indigo Stampin' Write Marker
131266 $3.50Pear Pizzazz Stampin' Write Marker
131904 $3.50Pool Party Stampin' Write Marker
131898 $3.50Smoky Slate Stampin' Write Marker
131900 $3.50Soft Sky Stampin' Write Marker
131903 $3.50
Wisteria Wonder Stampin' Write Marker

Get them while you can!

Now is your chance to stock up on your favorite Designer Series Papers.  Buy 3, Get one FREE special from July 1st through July 31st!  (specialty DSP doesn't qualify).

Bridal Gift Card Holder

There's nothing like needing to give a gift-card as a gift and needing to put it in something pretty too.  Especially when everyone knows you are the "stamping lady"!  That was me this past weekend for my friends bridal shower.  

Thankfully for me, my friend Kathy gave me a gift card holder this past year that was so adorable and easy to create.  So, the card above is what I came up with.  I used Wisteria Wonder and some Whisper White card stock.  The dress is from the set Love & Laughter, embossed with Iridescent Ice embossing powder.  The embossing folder used is the retired Lacy Brocade.  

It was a huge hit.