Apr 21 2014

RETIREMENT LISTS ARE HERE!!!

2014 Retired List

I'm always so conflicted this time of year!  I'm anxious to see the NEW catalog in a week or so, but I'm SAD to see some of my favorite stamp sets and accessories going away!  This year…both the Accessories and Stamp Sets are WHILE SUPPLIES LAST!!!!  So…make sure you order the ones you NEED to have before they go away! 

 

Here are the links to the Retiring Lists:

Retiring Accessories:  http://su-media.s3.amazonaws.com/media/lastChance/2014_NA_RetiredList/NA/US_Retiring_Accessories.pdf

Retiring Stamp Sets:  http://su-media.s3.amazonaws.com/media/lastChance/2014_NA_RetiredList/NA/US_Retiring_Stamps.pdf

 

AND…Stampin' Up! is also offering FREE SHIPPING all this week from today thru Friday (April 21-25)!!!  What a great time to stock up and save some MONEY on your favorite items!!!

 

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ONLINE ORDERS:  PLEASE USE this hostess code for any orders this week, Hostess Code:  T2JBMRH2 *

*unless it is over $150 and then you use the hostess credits.  Or feel free to EMAIL ME with your order! 

 

 


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Apr 19 2014

April 2014 Tour De Freaks

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This month's Tour de Freaks theme is "Non-Gender Specific"…that kind of cracks me up!  Anyway…projects that can be used for either male or female is how I interpreted it!  The Control Freaks have a short, but sweet, tour for you this month!  Come take the tour!  You've probably just come from Justin Krieger's blog…weren't his projects fun!

 

I decided to use my On Film Framelits…I haven't used them much…and matched them with Film Strip and Hip Notes Stamp Sets!  I used a Black/White/Silver theme and love how they turned out!  There is a card and matching gift card holder.  My daughter-in-law always asks for photo processing gift cards (she uses them a LOT with Carter!), so this will be perfect for her!

 

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Here's a closeup of the card.  The cameras from the On Film Framelits are embossed on Silver Cardstock…and  there is a touch of Silver Glimmer across the bottom.  I also used Gorgeous Grunge in the background with Neutrals Designer Paper Pack.  The Filmstrip stamp (did you even know Stampin' Up! carried it???)  I extended by piecing it together.

 

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And here is the matching gift card holder.  I used the same stamp sets and details on it, along with the Pop N Cuts Card Base Die.

 

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Inside is a stand-up piece to hold the gift card.  I cut the opening with the Word Window Punch.

 

Make sure to continue on around the rest of the Blog Tour.  Next up is my good friend, Debbie Henderson…I always ADORE her work and am sure you will, too!

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Just FYI – Typepad has been having server issues the past few days because of a hacker. 
If you get stopped on the tour, here is the lineup to work around it:

Justin Krieger:   www.jkcardsonline.com
Connie Babbert:  www.inkspiredtreasures.com
Debbie Henderson:  www.debbiesdesignsblog.blogspot.com
Cindy Elam:  www.heartsdelightcards.blogspot.com
LeeAnn Greff:  www.flowerbug.typepad.com
Wendy Weixler:  www.wickedlywonderfulcreations.blogspot.com
Mary Brown:  www.stampercamper.com
Judy DiScipio:  www.judystamps.blogspot.com
Barb Mulikin:  www.barbstamps.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Apr 19 2014

Week 3 So Very Grateful favor

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This little origami favor has been around the block a few times, but I thought I'd update it for my Create with Connie and Mary Card Create-tions Week 3 favor using Stampin' Up!'s So Very Grateful stamp set!  It was my featured set this week and we share the coordinating favor with everyone on Saturdays as a bonus!  We've come to the end of this session of Card Create-tions…however, it is still not too late to join!  This website will remain available until next March to access all the great card ideas!  MANY of the sets we used will be in the upcoming catalog…and the ones that are going away?  Well, here is your last chance to use them in your Retirement Workshops over the next month!  It's a WIN-WIN!

 

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But, in case you've never made one of these pocket favors, I've included a little mini tutorial for you to download here as a BONUS! 

So Very Grateful Pocket Favor Mini Tutorial

 

Make sure to check out the rest of the Card Create-tions Design Team favors over on Create with Connie and Mary!  And…thanks for joining us!

 

 

 

 

 


Apr 17 2014

CCMC299 Eggstra Spectacular

We have a fun sketch challenge for you to try over on Create with Connie and Mary!  My mind went several different ways when I saw the sketch.  I ended up deciding to use Stampin' Up!'s Eggstra Spectacular one more time before Easter!  I think it turned out kind of fun!  But, I really LOVE what the rest of the Challenge Team did!  Make sure to check them out over on Create with Connie and Mary this week!

 

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And here is my card!  Aren't the bright Easter Eggs fun?  I can hardly wait for our grandson, Carter, to enjoy his first Easter Egg "hunt".

 

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The details:

  1. The base is 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 Strawberry Slush cardstock, folded in half.
  2. I embossed the top 2/3 of the 4 x 5 1/4 layer of Whisper White with the Perfect Polka Dots folder.
  3. Along the bottom, I added a 1 x 5 1/4 piece of Kaleidoscope Designer Paper, then a small strip of Basic Black cardstock to hide the seam.
  4. I stamped the egg from Eggstra Spectacular three times with Black Stazon on Crushed Curry, Strawberry Slush and Bermuda Bay cardstock, then punched with the Extra Large Oval Punch.  They are popped up on the front with Stampin' Dimensionals.
  5. Since the eggs had the "greeting", I stamped the row of Easter eggs with Black Stazon on Whisper White and colored with Markers.  I cut a flag end and placed the strip across the eggs. 
  6. Finally, I added a small Petite Petals flower of Crushed Curry with an Itty Bitty Flower Punch of Strawberry Slush to the end, with a Rhinestone in the center.

Kind of fun and unusual Easter card, don't you think?  I had fun with it!

 

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Apr 15 2014

Weekly Specials

Grab these Weekly Specials until Monday, April 21st!  Some great bargains!  Click the picture to order from my ONLINE STORE!  Thanks SO much!

 

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Apr 14 2014

Oh Baby!

Oh, some EXCITING news!  It's finally been shared on Facebook, so I can share it here, too! 

 

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Our youngest son and DIL are expecting their first child…our second grandchild!  We are BEYOND excited!

 

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I sent them this card last month when we got the news!  I used Stampin' Up!'s single stamp, Oh Baby, that was available last year (it may be available as a digital MDS…I'm not sure…I tried to find it!)  But, I knew I'd use it a lot so I purchased the stamp.  I combined it with Kaleidoscope Designer Paper…Strawberry Slush is Allie's favorite color!  So…a little pink…a little blue with Bermuda Bay…I figure I'm covered either way!  Also, notice the little heart on her tummy!  Here are the details:

  1. The base is 4 1/4 x 11 Smoky Slate.
  2. I added a 3 1/2 x 3 3/4 piece of Kaleidoscope DSP on th left, then a 1 1/2 x 5 1/4 strip on the right.
  3. I stamped the Oh Baby image with Black Stazon on Whisper White, then used the Oval Framelit to cut it out.  I popped it up on the front with Stampin' Dimensionals.
  4. I punched two Petite Petals flowers from Crushed Curry Cardstock and added Strawberry Slush Itty Bitty flower punches in the center with Rhinestones.
  5. Finally, I added a little Red Glimmer Heart, punched from the Owl Punch, on her tummy!

 

And, we got to hang out with Carter for a while yesterday after his nap.  I took this picture…look at his WILD hair!  lol!  Isn't he a SWEETIE!  Just love him to pieces!  He is 10 months old today!

 

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Well…happy Monday!  Busy week of stamping for me!  Have to start working on 1st birthday invitations for this little guy!

 

 

 


Apr 12 2014

Crazy Mixed Up Love favor

Badge Card Create-tionsIt's Saturday and time for another Create with Connie and Mary favor!  Each week during our Card Create-tions 2014 session, we are showing a coordinating favor that goes along with the stamp set we used that week.  My stamp set for Week 2 was Crazy Mixed Up Love.  I can't believe that this was the first time that I inked that set up.  It really is a cute, unusual set with the whimsical greetings in it!  Remember, only our Card Create-tions subscribers can see our card sets, but everyone sees the coordinating favor we did!  See…you'll already have a class or stamp camp all figured out!  Just follow the step-by-step tutorial that we provide to complete your cards!

 

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Here are the details on how to make this favor:

  1. The Crushed Curry cardstock insert is 3 3/4 x 7 3/4, scored at 5.
  2. On top I added a 2 1/2 x 3 1/2 piece of I Am Me Designer Paper in the checked pattern. 
  3. On each of the clothespins, I measured the size and added the I Am Me DSP to cover the front and back of the clothespins.  Then I cllipped each of them to the cardstock insert.
  4. I slipped the insert down into a 4×6 cello bag and folded the top down.
  5. I cut a Basic Gray Starburst Framelit and scored it in half, then folded it across the top of the cello bag, adhering in on front and back with a couple mini glue dots.
  6. On top of that, I cut a Circle Framelit from the Designer Paper, scored in half, and layered on the Basic Gray Starburst.
  7. The lightbulb from Crazy Mixed Up Love I inked up with Crushed Curry, then used a Basic Gray Marker on the bottom of the bulb.  It was cut with a Circle Framelit.  At the bottom, I added a Rhinestone Jewel.
  8. I cut a smaller Crushed Curry Starburst Framelit and layered the lightbulb image on top, then added it to the top of the cello bag with Stampin' Dimensionals.
  9. Finally, I stamped the greeting with Black Stazon on a narrow strip of Whisper White, cut a flag end, and tucked it under the circle on front.

I think it is a cute little "just because" favor!  I'm always looking for chip clips and this would be perfect!  Make sure to check out the rest of the Card Create-tions 2014 Design Team to see what they did for their favor this week!  And, it's not too late to join!  For only $19.95 US, you get over 72 EXCLUSIVE card ideas using 18 different sets!  Get more details over on Create with Connie and Mary!

 

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Apr 10 2014

CCMC298 Perfect Pennants

It's Thursday and time for another Create with Connie and Mary challenge!  We have a wonderful SPRING color combination for you to try.   LOVE the colors in this.  BUT…I resisted using flowers on my card!   lol!

 

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I did try something new with the Fringe Scissors…or at least I hadn't seen it done before!  Can you guess how I did the multi-colored fringe along the bottom?

 

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Here are the details:

  1. The base is 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 Whisper White, folded to make base card.
  2. I cut a 4 x 5 1/4 layer of Daffodil Delight (don't emboss at this point).
  3. Next cut two 1 1/4 x 5 1/4 strips of Tangeine Tango and Gumball Green and used the Fringe Scissors on them part way.  I adhered them both together.  Then I took and trimmed off two Gumball Green fringes, left two, trimmed two…all the way across so that the Tangerine Tango underneath showed thru.  I adhered them to the bottom of the Daffodil Delight.
  4. I cut a 2 x 5 1/4 Watercolor Wonder Designer Paper and covered the top edge of the Fringe.
  5. I embossed the top portion of Daffodil Delight and the DSP with the Perfect Polka Dots folder.
  6. I cut two narrow 1/4 strips of Gumball Green and Tangerine Tango and placed across the DSP seam at the top.
  7. Make a Wish from Perfect Pennants was inked up with Tangerine Tango, Daffodil Delight and Gumball Green Markers and stamped on 2 x 3 1/2 Whisper White.  I used the Angled Tag Topper Punch at the bottom.
  8. I tied on some Daffodil Delight Chevron Ribbon thru the tag and adhered to the front with Stampin' Dimensionals.

Isn't this a nice CHEERFUL card?  I love how it turned out…and that multi-colored fringe gives it a total different look!  Make sure to check out the rest of the Challenge Team over on Create with Connie and Mary to see their fabulous cards for the color challenge!

 

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Apr 09 2014

Geometrical Favors

I included this little favor in Club orders last month!  Love using that Scallop Tag Topper Punch!  A little Hershey candy bar dressed up for Easter is inside…looked great with the colors of the Kaleidoscope Designer Paper and the Geometrical Stamp Set!  As usual…I didn't remember to photograph them all until I had already given out a lot of them!  lol!

 

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Here are the details:

  1. Cut Whisper White 2 x 5 1/2, then punch each end with the Scallop Tag Topper Punch.
  2. Score at 2 1/2 & 2 3/4
  3. Stamp Thank You from Lots of Thanks stamp set with Black Stazon above the front score line.
  4. Cut a 1 x 2 piece of Kaleidoscope Designer Paper for the front and adhere above the Thank You.
  5. Stamp the triangles from Geometrical with Crushed Curry, Bermuday Bay and Old Olive, punch with the Triangle Punch.  Pop up on the front with Stampin' Dimensionals.
  6. Add an Itty Bitty Flower with Pearl Center to the Bermuda Bay triangle.
  7. Add a bow tied with the Gold Metallic Bakers Twine at the top to keep both sides closed.
  8. I did add a Mini Glue Dot to the Hershey Candy to hold it in place.

 

Aren't these fun?  Quick and easy to do a bunch of them, too!

 

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Apr 08 2014

SUOC94 Blessed Easter

This time over on SUO Challenges our theme is Easter!  Since I totally LOVE the Blessed Easter stamp set, I wanted to use it one more time (at least) before Easter gets here!

 

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Here are the details:

  1. The base is 4 1/4 x 11 Strawberry Slush cardstock.
  2. I added a 1 1/4 x 5 1/2 piece of Watercolor Wonder Designer Paper in the green chevron pattern along the left side.
  3. On top of that I cut a 3 1/2 x 4 1/2 piece of Whisper White and corner rounded two of the corners. 
  4. I stamped the Blessed Easter image with Black Stazon ink on the Whisper White, then watercolored with my AquaPainter and Strawberry Slush and Gumball Green Markers.
  5. I used the Oval templates and piercing tool to make a pierced oval around the image.
  6. Next I added a little of the Strawberry Slush Ruffled Ribbon along the left edge.
  7. Finally, I thought a punched Bermuda Bay Bitty Butterfly with some rhinestones would be a pretty touch!  I love how the color POPS against the Strawberry Slush color!

Simple elegance, I think!  Make sure to check out the rest of the SUO Challenge team and see what they've done with the Easter theme!