Archives for July 2013

VIDEO: Wetlands Color Wash Technique

I love the way this card turned out. The washed in background of the beach and the bird silhouettes are eye catching. I thought they were sea gulls, my mom thought they were Terns (I think that was the name)...what do you think? I used the color … [Read more...]

Stampin Up Making a Difference

These videos are just some of the many reasons why I love Stampin' Up, and how we can make a difference. It's a very special company, and I'm proud to be a part of it. Stampin' Up Making a Difference for 25 Years We believe that by sharing our … [Read more...]

CARD: Punch Buggy!! Super cuteness

*PUNCH* Punch buggy (pun intended)!! Maybe you share in the tradition of punching your loved one in the arm whenever you see a Volkswagon Beetle? Our rules are that it has to be the old style VW Bug my parents had when I was little. It was all I … [Read more...]

MDS: New downloads in Full Bloom plus Free

It's Tuesday and you know what that means-new downloads are in full bloom. (PDF) Straight from the annual catalog, the Gingham Garden Designer Series Paper pairs perfectly with the Kind & Cozy Stamp Brush Set. While the About to Blossom August … [Read more...]

Boating Accident over the weekend

A nice relaxing afternoon on the lake with my buds turned into anything but after my boat capsized in a freak accident yesterday! OMG! I'm still trying to grasp it all, it took hours to "sink" in that this is real last night. My friends Cindy, Lisa … [Read more...]

VIDEO: Taste the Rainbow of Butterflies Card

Wowzers!!! This card is just fabulous. I'm calling it "Taste the Rainbow of Butterflies". One of my friends received it as a swap card at Stampin Up's convention last week, and from the minute she got it, the card went "viral" hehehe!! First it … [Read more...]

CARD: Ice Coffe to-go-cup with a straw

I think the Perfect Blend stamp set, or the Starbucks coffee cup set (my nickname), is one of my new favorite sets. I just love it. Here's a fun card from Sue McNeill. It features the new 2013-15 In color collection: Baked Brown Sugar, Coastal … [Read more...]

CARD: SImply Sketched Textured Flower

This card is a beautiful sympathy card, created by Sue McQuiston. She is so talented. Sue is part of my demo group, and she made this card to swap at the Stampin Up Convention last week. The Simply Sketched stamp set Sue used is a Hostess stamp set. … [Read more...]

VIDEO: Stampin Around Wheels

Often I'm asked about the Stampin' Up - Stampin'  Around Wheels. They  are one of most unique products in our they're economical, they're simple to figure out, and they're really cool! Before we get to the project, let's quickly review … [Read more...]

NEW! Undefined Stamp Carving Kit

Have you ever wanted a stamp but couldn't find the perfect image? Maybe one of your customers has a special family logo or a sketch she'd like to have as a stamp. Well now she can! Undefined is Stampin' Up!'s new stamp carving product line. You … [Read more...]

MDS: Rise & Shine Pocket Cards and more

  I saw these Rise & Shine Pocket Cards in action at convention, they are awesome! Perfect for your everyday memory keeping. Well, they have arrived! And they are a must-have (along with all the other new downloads of course). PDF WEEKLY … [Read more...]

VIDEO: Chalk Talk Chalkboard effects

A little inspiration from the Apple store of all places! This was inspired by "chalk" like words they had on their windows, I saw it and immediately came home and started playing with the Chalk Talk stamp set and framelits. The chalk board is such a … [Read more...]

Convention Highlights – #1 Salesperson OMG!

Stampin' Up!'s Annual Convention 2013Celebrating 25 years! Wow, what a whirlwind week of excitement it has been! So many stories from convention in Salt Lake City, UT. Many of you have been following me on Facebook and had the updates live, I will … [Read more...]

CARD: Happy Day Smile

Today's beautiful card is from guest blogger, Linda Cullen of Crafty Stampin'. Linda uses some color inspiration and the Happy Day stamp set to create this wonderful card. One of my favorite new stamp sets from the 2013 - 2014 Catalog is the Happy … [Read more...]

CARD: Cup of Tea

Today's card is from Siara Acdal from Siara's Sweet Sensations. Using the new Pistachio Pudding In color ink and card stock, along with the Tea Party stamp set. Very pretty! SUPPLIES Tea Party Clear Mount Stamp Set #129138Tea Party Wood … [Read more...]

VIDEO: Candy Camping Tent Projects

There are so many fabulous projects in the Annual Catalog and you may be wondering where do we get our inspiration for all of them? Many of the projects you see are original designs, but when we do need inspiration we look the same place you do, on … [Read more...]

CARD: Everything Eleanor WOW

  This card is an eye-popping work of art!! A true WOW card, using fabulous layering taechniques to further enhance this amazing card. Featuring the Everything Eleanor, Secret Garden and Bring on the Cake (Birthday Wishes) stamp sets. Colors are … [Read more...]

VIDEO: Simply Pressed Clay & Buttons and Blossoms Clay Molds

Simply Pressed Clay is white molding clay, found on page 167 of the 2013-14 Stampin' Up! Catalog. There are several different options for you to add color and create custom embellishments. DIRECTIONS & TIPS: You can add color by kneading ink … [Read more...]

Convention Bound! 25 Year Celebration

So much excitement is in the air as I'm getting ready to head of to Stampin' Up!'s annual Convention in Salt Lake City, UT this week. 25 Years in the making and this year is one big celebration! 5,800 demonstrators from all over the world gathering … [Read more...]

SPECIAL: Mystery Hostess Code 2F77D23A thru July 31

Enter to win $30 in FREE STAMPS at the same time! Now that's an offer no one can refuse lol. There may be multiple winners (depending on how many orders are placed using the code), so your chances are higher! TO ENTER MYSTERY HOSTESS … [Read more...]

MDS: New Digital Downloads From Catalog Product

Since the release of the 2013-2014 annual catalog, we've rolled out several downloads inspired by traditional product. Well, this week, we went all out-every download (PDF) is from a catalog product! (Woot. Woot.) These downloads are especially … [Read more...]

WINNERS DRAWN: Congrats to the July 15 Mystery Hostess Winners

Congratulations to all of the July 15  Mystery Hostess drawing!!! Everyone who used the Hostess code TPF7CEGJ was entered into this drawing (min $25 order) and each order accumulated towards these Hostess Rewards. We have THREE winners of $30 FREE … [Read more...]

VIDEO: Grunge Swallowtail Surprise Card

WOW! That was what I said when I saw this butterfly cut out card designed by Ingrid Blackburn. I knew immediately I had to make it, it was too beautiful and eye catching to pass up. Featuring the Swallowtail Butterfly stamp, Dictionary and Gorgeous … [Read more...]

CARD: Chalk Talk Beauty

Today's gorgeous creation is from Guest Blogger Liz Miller of Stampin' with Liz! Using the Cjalk Talk bundle - stamp set and framelits together with the Soho Subway Designer Paper for a beautiful birthday card for her daughter. I made this card for … [Read more...]

VIDEO: Crepe Paper Flower

We want to show you how to make this cute Creped Filter Paper flower featured on page 25 of the annual catalog. DIRECTIONS Using Fun Flowers Bigz L Die, cut Creped Filter Paper (six layers for Tangerine Tango petals, and two layers for Daffodil … [Read more...]