Thursday, August 22, 2013

A Quick and Easy Thinking of You Card

Thinking of You is a sentiment that I seem to need most often in a card. This card is from Barb's Paper Party earlier this month. These flowers are from the Flower Shop stamp set and were so much fun to stamp and punch out. There are six different flower patterns to choose from in this set and they are each equally cute! Although settling on just three flowers was hard, the punching proved to be the most challenging part as you have to line up the flower just right with the Pansy punch it without cutting off part of the leaves. It was easier for me than for the it was for Barb and her guests but they all got the hang of it and were very pleased with their cards. This card is very vibrant and colorful!

Flower Shop
Flower Shop stamp set of 6

If you like this stamp set, you can save money by purchasing the Flower Shop bundle which includes the Pansy punch. You get both the stamp set and the punch for 15% off their price if bought separately.

Card Recipe:
Stamp sets:  Flower Shop  and Four You
Card stock: Calypso Coral, Very Vanilla, and Epic Day This and That Designer Series Paper
Ink: Calypso Coral, Gumball Green, and Pool Party

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Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Really Good Greetings...A Super Cute Card!

Today's card is super cute! I cased it from my second level upline, Gail. You can see hers HERE. This was one of the cards guests made at my August Paper Parties. The ladies thought this was a funky, grungy kind of a card. It's easy to make and fun too! I stamped the blotches using the Grunge stamp set onto the Daffodil Delight patterned paper. I LOVE the effect it made. Cute right? It is super easy to recreate! I am really starting to like the Gorgeous Grunge stamp set. It is super cool! We got this stamp set at Convention. So glad, because to look at it in the catalog, I probably would not have chosen it...but there are lots of possibilities with this one. You can definitely expect to see more from me using this stamp set.

Card Recipe:
Stamp sets: Mosaic Madness, Gorgeous Grunge, and Really Good Greetings
Ink: Daffodil Delight, Strawberry Slush, and Island Indigo
Card stock: Daffodil Delight, Island Indigo, Whisper White, and Quatrefancy Specialty Designer Series paper
Accessories: White Baker's Twine

The family and I are in Myrtle Beach, SC, having a blast. I'm hoping to make some MDS pages check back to see those.

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Tuesday, August 20, 2013

My Digital Studio - Not Just For Scrapboking

MDS - Journal - front

MDS - Journal -back
 Sooo.....yes, Stampin' Up!'s annual convention has come and gone but I made this cute momento using My Digital Studio to use this year. I am sure it will remind me of all of the fun had at convention every time I use it. It's a quick and easy journal I made using the papers from the Convention download. I love the colors and the papers included in this download.
MDS - Journal -back

MDS - Journal - front
My daughter loved mine so much, she wanted to make one of her own. She loves zebra print so this was the closest design she could find that is reminiscent of a zebra. She's 12, and she did it all by herself.

If you don't have My Digital Studio, now is the time to give it a try. Not sure if you want to purchase it? Try the 30 day free trial by going HERE. You will love all of the possibilities it brings.

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Wednesday, August 14, 2013

New Holiday- Themed Single Stamps

 Single Stamps: Assortment 5 -- Holiday

New Holiday Themed single stamps available through Stampin' Up! View the flyer HERE.
A new, holiday-themed assortment of single stamps is now available! The holidays will be here before you know it, and these holiday-themed single stamps may be just what the budget-minded stamper needs. There are eight different stamps to choose from, six of which coordinate with Framelits dies or punches. These holiday-themed stamps are only available through January 31, 201, so get them while you can!

These won't be sent in our typical cases or packaging; they'll be packaged in cello bags. If you'd like a case for your stamp, you can buy our Clear-Mount Stamp Cases that come in packs of four (item 119105).

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Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Got Hostesses?

Four You stamp set

So you've heard of the slogan,  "Got Milk?" well I thought I'd change it up a bit and start a new conversation..."Got Hostesses?" I know that is the big question these days, well there are many perks to being a hostess... 
  • You'll enjoy some quality girl-time
  • You'll create projects that are playful and useful (look at today's card!)
  • You'll get FREE stuff that's beyond awesome
  • What's better than free?
This is one of the cards that I will demonstrate and guests will create at this month's Paper Parties. It uses the Four You stamp set along with the Beautifully Baroque Dry Embossing folder, the super cute Tea Lace Paper Doilies, and the Blossom Punch. Although there is very little stamping on this card I do believe it makes a statement just the same.

Tips and Tricks: Distressing your paper adds texture to your focal point. On this card, I distressed the Blossom punch after layering three of them, slightly off setting each of them as I added a new one. You can distress to the point of really loosening the fibers to create the look of material.

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Monday, August 5, 2013

Quick Hostess Gift and Paper Pumpkin Fun

Well, Happy Monday, I hope you had a great weekend. I had a restful one, one that I really needed. Yesterday was a pretty fun day. I got together with my downline and they are an amazing group of ladies. We had a fun time chatting about Stampin' Up!, sharing ideas and experiences, snacking...and of course stamping! I am so blessed to be working with such a wonderful group of women. I see exciting times ahead for us! Here is a peek at what we made:
Hostess Gift idea - Label Love Stamp set

Hostess Gift idea..different view
These were quick and fun to make. We started with some chocolate nuggest. Took a strip of designer series paper cut at 7/8" X 3". We wrapped the Quatrefancy Specialty paper around the nuggets and used washi tape to adhere it together. Easy Peesy. This can be a quick hostess gift or a party favor.....or a Convention gift....I'm just saying...I just might have included these little trinkets in the gifts I shared with friends while away at Convention.
Designed by my second level upline, Gail Murray
This card was designed by my second level upline, Gail. We made one slight change to make it work with the supplies I had on hand. Gail used a different color baker's twine...I just went with the white that I had. It's still cute! I love this paper, it's the Quatrefancy Specialty paper. It also uses the Modern Mosaic Dry Embossing Folder and the Mosaic Madness, and Really Good Greetings stamp sets.

My Paper Pumpkin - Welcome Kit
This card, is the card that comes in your Welcome Kit when you sign up for My Paper Pumpkin. This card was soooo easy to make. We finished it in record time and we were even sharing supplies. Imagine how much quicker it would have been if we weren't. But....who wants to stamp alone when you can stamp with friends? Not me!

It's not too late to sign up for your own Paper Pumpkin. Sign up before August 10th and you'll get this set THIS very month! Remember: If you sign up before August 31st, You pay just $10.00 for the first two months. Check it out HERE
 Just remember to select me as your demonstrator and to use the promo code: PUMPKINDEAL

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Saturday, August 3, 2013

Oh' Happy Day!

WOW Swap card - designer unknown

August is finally here. Oh' Happy Day, Stampin' Up!'s  Holiday Catalog has finally gone live! You can now start thinking about those Christmas cards and get a head start on making them. Before you click on it to see what's inside, let me tell you how much I LOVE this catalog! The first half works like a beautiful magazine, highlighting all of the products as projects; full of crafty ideas using the most amazing products. The second half works like a catalog where you can find the products used to create all of the wonderful projects. Once you take a moment to peruse the front of the book you'll know exactly what you want by the time you get to the back of the catalog. To view, click on the catalog or click HERE.

Additionally, there are more amazing products available as of August 1st.
  • New Thinlits Card Dies are available for purchase.
  • The new 25th Anniversary Best of… stamp set is available today.

The new Thinlits were introduced at convention. I can't wait for mine to arrive so I can start playing with them. They are adorable! There are two styles, a circle one and a frame one.

 The Thinlits come with many accessories that you use to add to your card. 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. Watch the video below to get a sneak peek. Prepare to be amazed!!!!

25th Anniversary Best of stamp set is now available. Every month this year, Stampin’ Up! is offering a “Best of 25 years” set.  This month’s is The Best of Halloween.  Check it out here:

Best of Halloween

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Friday, August 2, 2013

Stampin' Up! Convention "WOW" Swap Cards

Quick Post: I am a bit woozy today. A bit under the weather so I am making this a quick one. I am just posting some beautiful swaps along with the name of the creative demos who made them.

Here are more super cute "WOW" swap cards from Convention.

Julie Leblanc

Carol Hickman

Carol Hickman - inside

Maria Sanchez

Kim Stathakos
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