Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Stampin Up Announces Clearance Rack

Don't you just love Clearance sales. I know I do, I just can't pass up a bargain. It must be the Dutch in me. You can now shop clearance items through the on-line store. These items will not be available through customer or workshop orders. You must place them directly on the website . Go to Online Store then click on Clearance Rack. Register with my name as your demonstrator to place your order. All of the items on the clearance rack are retired, but there are some great prices on designer papers, rub ons, ribbons, etc. It's first come, first served, so don't wait too long

Monday, September 28, 2009

Mojo Monday Challenge 106

I sat down to do a challenge based on the Sketch on the Mojo Monday Website. I think I like the idea I had for the card, but I think it needed a little more color somehow. But anyway, here it is. I love this stamp set, and have not ended up using it as much as I thought I would. It was time to get it out and try some new ideas.
Stamp Sets: Holy Triptych, Many Merry Messages
Papers: Kraft, Ruby Red and Ivory Naturals card stock, Christmas Cocoa Specialty Paper
Inks: Basic Brown, Ruby Red
Accessories: Sponges, Pastels, Blender Pens, More Mustard 1/4" Gros Grain Ribbon, Earth Elements Brad, Modern Label Punch

Saturday, September 26, 2009

Sketch 118 for Stamping 411

Top Image: Card Inside
Bottom Image: Card Front

I sat down this morning to create a card for the Stamping 411 Sketch Challenge #SSC118. My mind has been going to Christmas Card creations lately and I have several new sets that have been waiting for me since before my vacation. We had a great vacation by the way. Cool weather, lots of bicycling and relaxing in Yosemite and on the California Coast.
Anyway back to stamping. I wanted to use "Berry Christmas" out of the Holiday Mini Catalog and the new word set "Many Merry Messages". I have not invested in much Designer paper as of yet, so used all card stock and did some background stamping to create the accents for the card. You can really make a lot of your own contrasting papers in this way, and really make them coordinate well with the rest of the card. I am pleased with how this turned out. I also put some white card stock inside (top image), which I usually do when the base of my card is a darker color card stock. I hope you like my contribution to this challenge.
Stamp Sets: Many Merry Messages, Berry Christmas
Inks: Real Red, Old Olive, Crushed Curry
Papers: Real Red, Old Olive, Crushed Curry, Whisper White card stock
Accessories: circle cutter, Mistle Toe Old Olive Ribbon Originals, sponges

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

World Card Making Day Open Workshop

Mark you calendars to attend my Open Workshop event on October 3, from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm. Allow yourself 2 hours to make at least 3 projects. A light lunch and snacks will be provided. The Cost is $15.00. Please RSVP by October 1 so I will be able to plan how many supplies to prepare. Invite your friends to join you for a fun day of creativity. I will be demonstrating the Big Shot that day, plus I will have some of the items that are highlighted in the Holiday Mini Catalog. This will be a great event to get your creative juices flowing in preparation for the upcoming holiday season. I hope to see you all there!

Monday, September 21, 2009

Branch Out

This stamp set is fun to use for any season of the year. In this case, the winter season is highlighted, using a bare tree with subtle sponged wintry colors in the background and just a hint of glitter.
Stamp Set: Branch Out
Inks: Lavender Lace, Bashful Blue, So Saffron, Close to Cocoa, Basic Black
Papers: Whisper White, Bashful Blue Card Stock, Bashful Blue Print Designer Paper
Accessories: White Satin Ribbon, Silver Eyelet, Dimensional Adhesive

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Delightful Decorations

One of the best things about Stampin' Up products is the many punches which co-ordinate with their stamp sets. It makes creating impressive cards so much easier. This is another sample of how well these products work together.

Stamp Set: Delightful Decorations, Razzle Dazzle
Inks: Versamark, Old Olive, Dusty Durango
Papers: Soft Suede, Old Olive, Bashful Blue Card Stock
Accessories: Ornament Punch, Dusty Durango Polka Dot Ribbon, Dimensional Adhesive, Silver Elastic Cord

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Serene Snowflakes

This Card is made with a wonderful set which is highlighted in the New Holiday Mini Catalog. I love the elegant snowflakes included in this set. This card is done in a neutral tones, but can also be beauful using a blue/silver color scheme. The snowflakes are highlighted with Champagne Shimmer Paint which gives them a slight shimmery hightlight. I think I am going to like the new shimmer paint!
Stamp Set: Serene Snowflakes, Holiday Best
Inks: Soft Suede, White Stazon, Gold Encore
Papers: Very Vanilla, Sahara Sand, Soft Suede and Gold Card Stock
Accessories: Champagne Shimmer Paint, Gold Brads, Dimesional adhesive, Gold Empbossing Powder

Sunday, September 6, 2009

Flight of the Butterfly

This Set in the New Catalog is becoming one of my favorites. The largest Butterfly is punched out with the new Butterfly Punch and gives the card a 3-D look. Here are the details:

Stamp sets: Flight of the Butterfly, Inspired by Nature
Inks: Certainly Celery, Rose Red, Regal Rose, So Saffron, Chocolate Chip
Papers: Pretty in Pink, Kraft, Rose Red and Whisper White Card Stock
Accessories: Butterfly punch, Eyelet Border Punch, Soft Suede Polka Dot Ribbon,


I will be on vacation from September 7, until September 24. We will be enjoying some of our favorite camping spots in Yosemite and down the California Coast from Monterey to Pismo Beach. On-line ordering is always available, and I will try to do a blog entry or two while I am gone. I really need to get a Lap top so I can stay connected, but so far that is not in my future. I hope to see many of you at my next event, World Card Making Day, October 3, 2009.

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Mojo Monday Week 102 Challenge

This sketch made me think of the Medallion Stamp once again. I think this is going to be one of my favorite stamps!. I was going for a mainly monochromatic look, with a slight hint of color. It doesn't show up real well on the picture, but the center of the medallion has the Champagne Shimmer paint on it and it gives it a really nice look.

Stamps: Medallion, Happy Everything, Beautiful Thing
Inks: Sahara Sand, Soft Suede
Papers: Kraft, Ivory Naturals, Soft Suede, and Blush Blossom Cardstock
Accessories: Scallop Circle Punch, Clear Ice Brads, Soft Suede Polka Dot Ribbon, Champagne Shimmer Paint, Sponges.

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Holiday Mini Catalog Debut Today

Although many of you have not yet received your new "Mini", Stampin' Up assures me they will arrive in your Mailbox this week! It is jam packed with lovely products for Holiday stamping projects. When it arrives, grab your cup of coffee, put your feet up and take a break to enjoy some of the great new products and ideas.
I will be hosting a workshop on Thursday, September 3, at 2:00 pm, and will highlight several products from the Mini Catalog. Remember from today until September 5, I will offer 10% off on products from this "Mini". This is my personal special only, so not available on on-line orders. Orders must be placed directly through me either in person, via e-mail, or by phone.
You will have to check out the great Build-A-Bear section near the back of the book, and also the information about My Digital Workshop, a new digital scrapbooking program which will be released soon.
Please call with any questions. If you have not received your "Mini" by the end of this week, please contact me. I do have some extra copies which will be available at my workshop.
Happy Stampin'