Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Off the Grid

I was playing with the Off the Grid stamp on my Basic Gray background on this card and I like the look it gave although I might try a darker ink next time.

There is some Epic Day this and that designer series paper and more Chalk Talk images and framelits in the layout.

Chalk Talk
Off the Grid
Epic Day this and that dsp
Gumball Green and Pool Party classic ink
Very Vanilla, Basic Gray and Daffodil Delight card stock
Chalk Talk framelits
1 3/8" circle punch
1 1/4" circle punch
Very Vintage buttons
linen thread
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Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Scrapping with I Am Me

I had some pictures from my sister's family's trip to Arizona last winter to see our parents and wanted to scrap them for our album.  

The pages contain a lot of designer series paper from the I Am Me set as well as some Simply Pressed Clay buttons and faux stitching and dots made with the white gel pen.

My title was made with My Digital studio using the Chevron brush stamp set as a background for the words.

All of the pictures are 4" x 6".
Pool Party, Whisper White, Calypso Coral, Real Red, Basic Gray card stock
Chalk Talk
I Am Me dsp
Real Red classic ink
Extra large oval punch
Scallop edge punch
White Gel Pen
Simply Pressed Clay
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Monday, July 29, 2013

Magnificent Maple

I have a sneak peek for you today from the upcoming Holiday catalog.  The Late Night Stampers challenge this round is Fancy Fold cards so I have incorporated the sneak peel with a fancy fold for you today.

I scored my card stock at 5 1/2" and 2 1/4" and folded it into a Z.  You could do another slightly different version of this fold by scoring at 5 1/2" and 2 3/4"...

I added some Magnificent Maple images with Baked Brown Sugar classic ink and some Sweater Weather Designer Series paper on the panels that don't really show much.

A little 1 1/4" burlap ribbon and a few more images from Truly Grateful and the card is complete...but wait...

I thought I would add an envelope liner to complete the card. 
Truly Grateful, Magnificent Maple stamp sets
Baked Brown Sugar classic ink
So Saffron, Baked Brown Sugar, Very Vanilla and Early Espresso card stock
Sweater Weather dsp
ticket duo punch
 1 1/4" burlap ribbon
I hope you come on over and join us

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Sunday, July 28, 2013

Coming in just a few days!

They've been called flip cards, flip flop cards, swing cards, and more-but they have always been a bit tricky to create. Not anymore! Our amazing new Thinlits Card Dies cut and score to create a card that flips in just one step.
There are some products you just have to see in action before you realize how much you need them, right? This is one of them!  I was able to see them demonstrated at Convention and I can't wait to purchase them!
These new card dies come with extra die pieces that have versatile designs, so you can use them on other projects, not just flip cards. (The Circle Card Thinlits Die comes with 10 total pieces; the Label Card Thinlits Die comes with nine total pieces.)
Item Description Price
133479 Label Card Thinlits Die $32.95
133480 Circle Card Thinlits Die $32.95

Starting on August 1st your can order them on my website!

Don't forget to try out My Paper Pumpkin for only $10 for your first two months!  (a 50% savings)  Go here and use promo code PUMPKINDEAL today! 
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Awesome Soho

For today's card, I pulled out some Soho Subway dsp scraps and some decorative circles that were cut with the Perfect Pennants die. 

I added a sentiment from the Yippee Skippee stamp set and punched it out with the Decorative Label punch.  The Very Vanilla layer behind it is a small labels collection framelit.

I used some dimensionals to pop up the layers to give them a little depth.
Yippee Skippee
Crisp Cantaloupe, Very Vanilla, Soft Suede and Summer Starfruit card stock
Island Indigo classic ink
Decorative label punch
Labels collection framelits
Perfect Pennants die
Soho Subway dsp
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Saturday, July 27, 2013

Sweet Basics

Paper, paper, paper, I love the designs in so many of the designer series paper sets like I always do and love to play around with them.  In this set, I used the Birthday Basics dsp and Sketched birthdays stamp set.

I think the color combination in this paper set is just awesome too - Crisp Cantaloupe is quickly becoming one of my go to colors.

Sketched Birthdays
Birthday Basics dsp
Very Vanilla, Raspberry Ripple, Crisp Cantaloupe, Basic Gray and Gumball Green card stock
Raspberry Ripple and Crisp Cantaloupe classic ink
Decorative Label punch
Large Oval punch
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Friday, July 26, 2013

Classic Rock

I just spent some time looking through some project photos searching for my convention swap cards...I don't think I took any photos of them, LOL!  Well, I will find a way to share them with you sometime.
Instead I found this one tucked away in a file and I am pretty sure I haven't shared it yet.

I swiped my Very Vanilla card stock with my Pool Party ink pad and then stamped my sentiment with Soft Suede ink over the top.

A couple strips of card stock and one of dsp, an Antique brad and it is good to go!
Bombs away birthday
Crisp Cantaloupe, Midnight Muse, Soft Suede and Very Vanilla card stock
Pool Party and Soft Suede classic ink
Soho Subway dsp
Antique Brads
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Thursday, July 25, 2013

And some more highlights and displays

Shelli on stage during one of our general sessions...

One of the highlights of the week - meeting some UStamp with Dawn and Friends design team members and Dawn!
Fran Sabad, Kirsteen Gill, Dawn Rapsas, Beth Robinson, me and Fiona Duthe  (Karen Burniston is behind us demonstrating the pop n cuts dies!).  There were a few others at convention, but we couldn't all get together for a picture at the same time.

When you join Stampin' Up! through August 31st, you get to pick a FREE project kit in addition to the great deal you will get on the products in your kit!
The first three project kits are from the holiday catalog and the last option is from the annual catalog.
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Halloween Banner Simply Created Accessory Kit
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Thankful Tablescape Simply Created Kit 133463
Tag a Bag Bundle AND
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Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Win Free Passes to UStamp with Dawn and Friends

I always love when new sessions of UStamp with Dawn and Friends open, there are  fabulous ideas every time - too many for me to keep up with in fact!  Wouldn't it be fun to win a pass to the next session?  Each project comes with a COMPLETE TUTORIAL that contains lots and lots of pictures and there are 40+ projects each time!!


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Hurry the drawing ends today so don't miss out!! Heating Up The Holidays!! 2013 will have 40+ Project Suites all with downloadable PDF's AND we are using EVERY Stampin' Up! Product in the NEW 2013 Holiday Catalog showcasing Autmn, Halloween, Thankgiving and's a MUST NOT MISS EVENT!!
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More highlights and Convention displays

I tried to take a photo that would show the excitement in the room and the fact that there were so many (6000) of us, but I couldn't do it justice.  

Ryan who was a contestant on The Voice sang the Be The Difference theme song to open the convention.

One of the props on stage...

The first card I found on the boards - it was actually the tri fold one using the Storytime dsp and they took it apart so there was two pieces on the board.

There were so many great ideas on display and I wanted to share some of them with you.  They had the projects placed on the boards so that if you stood a ways away you could read - INSPIRE CREATE SHARE and SHARE WHAT YOU LOVE.

More to come!
Don't forget about the buy 3 get 1 free designer series paper sale going on right now! 
And of course, I would LOVE to have you join my team whether it is for a hobby or a business or a great deal!   
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Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Convention pictures from the Stampin' Up! home office

I will be sharing lots of convention pictures with you this week, these are a few I took at the home office.  It was so much fun to look around!

The warehouse...

In the museum...

Wall art...

An outside shot...

and of course, "the rock".  I did get a picture of me beside it too :)

Don't forget to check out all the specials going on along with the new products! 
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Monday, July 22, 2013

Undefined - Make it your own!

At convention, Stampin' Up! announced it new stamp carving kit called Undefined!  We were all able to try it out and I have to say it was fun and not at all hard to get started with. 

You can view a video about the Undefined line by going here as well.
Intrigued? We know you want to get your hands on the kit and start carving your own masterpieces. Here are the item numbers you'll need (we suggest adding a refill kit on your first order . . . trust us, you're gonna want it).
Item #
Undefined Stamp Carving Kit
Undefined Refill Kit
Clear-Mount Cling Foam*
*Add a sheet of Clear-Mount Cling Foam to create your own clear-mount stamps. Mounting your stamps on the cling foam allows you to make stamps any size you want, not just what will fit on the blocks in the kit.

Included in the Stamp Carving Kit:
  • 2 carving tools
  • 3" x 4" rubber
  • 3" x 4" foam
  • 4 wood blocks (various sizes)
  • 1 Island Indigo Stampin' Write Marker
  • 3 postcards
  • Instruction sheet
  • Stamp image templates

Included in the Refill Kit:
  • 3" x 4" rubber
  • 3" x 4" foam
  • 4 wood blocks (various sizes)
  • Instruction sheet

Express your personality, thoughts, feelings, etc. with a stamp you've carved all on your own! We know you'll have a "look what I made!" moment.

You can get started with your own kit right here!

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I am a mom, wife, farmer and Stampin' Up! demonstrator from North Dakota. I love to stamp and scrapbook and share ideas with others so I thought I would try out a blog. Hope you enjoy it!