Thursday, June 27, 2013

New Color Markers - Yay! Individual Markers Available!

From June 26, 2013 to October 31, 2013 we can order any of the 10 new color markers individually.  I just need Soft Sky and Crushed Curry.  So happy! 

Announcement from Stampin' Up!:
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.

Stampin' Write Marker New Color KitBermuda Bay, Blushing Bride, Calypso Coral, Crushed Curry, Island Indigo, Pear Pizzazz, Pool Party, Smoky Slate, Soft Sky, Wisteria Wonder
Bermuda Bay Stampin' Write Marker
Blushing Bride Stampin' Write Marker
Calypso Coral Stampin' Write Marker
Crushed Curry Stampin' Write Marker
Island Indigo Stampin' Write Marker
Pear Pizzazz Stampin' Write Marker
Pool Party Stampin' Write Marker
Smoky Slate Stampin' Write Marker
Soft Sky Stampin' Write Marker
Wisteria Wonder Stampin' Write Marker

Order from my website by clicking on the gift bag to the right or the Shop Now button.  After you're there, click on "Coloring & Glitz", then "Markers", and you might want to add some other new stuff while you're at it so you can maximize your shipping.

Happy Inkin'

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Black and Vanilla Modern Medley Card

This is my favorite Stamp night project that I designed for June!  I am just in love with everything about this card!

Stamp Sets:
  • Happy Day
  • Tape It
  • Crumb Cake
  • Basic Black
  • Very Vanilla
Tools / Extras:
  • Modern Medley designer series paper
  • Tea Lace Paper Doilies
  • Very Vintage Designer Buttons
  • Linen Thread
  • Blossom punch
  • 1 3/4" Circle punch
I just pleated and scrunched up the doily to reduce it's size and add flair to it.  I flattened the scrunched up portion in the center and put snail (tape) over it to stick down the Basic Black Blossom flower.  Everything is just tape and glue dimensionals!  This was amazing for my regulars to learn since I put dimensionals on

Happy Stampin'

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Open House - Retired Goodies, Make'n'Takes, Fabulous Door Prizes!!!

I'm having the biggest Open House ever on Sunday, June 23rd!  Here's some photos of getting ready for my Retired Buffet:

I have many more punches, wheels, stamp sets, embellishments, Big Shot dies & embossing folders.  Above is just a small sample.

I also have the new catalogs, 2 make'n'take cards, brownies, & tea.  Not to mention some fabulous door prizes.  You can increase your odds of winning by doing the following:
Hope to see you there!
Happy Stampin'

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Alphabet Press Card - Core'dinations & Faux Suede

I designed this card for some home parties this month and next month.  I love the Alphabet Press embossing folder which is perfect for the Core'dinations cardstock.  It was close to the top of my wish list for new catalog items.  Emboss first, then sand a little or a lot.
Stamp Sets:
  • Label Love
  • Summer Starfruit
  • Island Indigo
  • Early Espresso
  • Very Vanilla
Tools / Extras
  • Candy Dots - Neutrals
  • Artisan Label punch
  • Extra Large Oval punch
  • Alphabet Press embossing folder
  • Stampin' Sanding Block
  • Dimensionals
  • Bone Folder
The Faux Suede technique goes with the Core'dinations cardstock so nicely...the cardstock on both techniques have the same soft feel.  Just use the bone folder to curl the little flag over and over in both directions and from both ends until you can peel the cardstock into two halves exposing the center fibers of the cardstock...this is the Faux Suede technique.

Happy Stampin'

Monday, June 10, 2013

Flower Shop Card - In Color 2013-2015 Collection

I played around with 4 of the 5 new In Colors for this card using the Inlaid Embossing Technique.  I think these colors have a cool, crisp feel and work great together.  Still on my creative list...playing with the new In Color blue, Coastal Cabana.

  • Sassy Salutations (25% off this month)
  • Flower Shop
  • Secret Garden
  • Crisp Cantaloupe
  • Pistachio Pudding
  • Strawberry Slush
  • Baked Brown Sugar
  • Whisper White
Tools / Extras:
  • Pansy punch
  • Elegant Butterfly punch
  • Square Lattice embossing folder
  • Pearl Basic Jewels
  • dimensionals
I stamped the leaves directly on the background.  Then, I stamped the flowers on scrap paper, punched them out, and arranged them over the leaves and overlapping (turn over and trim petals that went off the card).  Then, just run through the Big Shot with the embossing folder.

Happy Stampin'

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Scrunchy Ribbon & Acrylic Color Blocking Technique

This is the 3rd project from May and the technique that went in our Technique Journals.  I really demonstrated 2 techniques on this one card...all the details are below.
  • Bordering on Romance
  • Take a Ticket
  • Basic Gray
  • Whisper White
  • Rose Red
  • Pink Pirouette
  • brads
  • Ticket Duo Builder punch
  • Two Tone ribbon from the Spring Catalog
  • Acrylic Blocks
  • Stampin' Distress Tool
Here's the information on the Acrylic Color Blocking Technique for the background color.
For the ribbon, you need a ribbon that frays easily.  First fringe the end by pulling on it.  Then, try to grab one or two threads from near the middle by pulling at the fringe until the ones in the middle are longer to grab.  Then, hang onto the selected one(s) and scrunch down the ribbon half way.  Turn the ribbon around and do the other end.  You can't scrunch all the way with one side since the thread is only as long as the cut piece of ribbon to start with.  If you pull the thread all the way out, just grab another one.  Put Sticky Strip on your card and arrange the scrunched ribbon on your tape.  Then, trim ends or just cut strays to even up the fringe.
Happy Stampin'