Thursday, August 8, 2013

Woo hoo! More pics of August's Emergency Card Kit Class

Eventbrite - Emergency Card Kit Class!

Visit my Upcoming Classes page for more info and/or click on the "Register Now" button above to sign up.  You must register for the class by Sunday, August 11 as I will need to order all the supplies for the awesome projects we'll be making

Saturday, August 3, 2013

New Color Kit Individual Markers for Sale - For a Limited Time! +Video Technique on Stampin' Write Markers

In the 2013-2014 annual catalog, Stampin' Up! offers the Stampin' Write Marker New Color Kit (item 130034, page 163) to help you update your Stampin' Write Markers Collection.  For a limited time, from June 26 until October 31, you can buy any of the new colors as a pack or individually!  Go ahead, fill in the missing pieces in your collection or buy the whole Stampin' Write Marker New Color Kit!

Stampin' Write Marker New Color Kit
 130034 $28.95Stampin' Write Marker New Color Kit
Bermuda Bay, Blushing Bride, Calypso Coral, Crushed Curry, Island Indigo, Pear Pizzazz, Pool Party, Smoky Slate, Soft Sky, Wisteria Wonder
 131899 $3.50Bermuda Bay Stampin' Write Marker
 131265 $3.50Blushing Bride Stampin' Write Marker
 131902 $3.50Calypso Coral Stampin' Write Marker
 131901 $3.50Crushed Curry Stampin' Write Marker
 131905 $3.50Island Indigo Stampin' Write Marker
 131266 $3.50Pear Pizzazz Stampin' Write Marker
 131904 $3.50Pool Party Stampin' Write Marker
 131898 $3.50Smoky Slate Stampin' Write Marker
 131900 $3.50Soft Sky Stampin' Write Marker
 131903 $3.50Wisteria Wonder Stampin' Write Marker

Check out this great video by Emily Montoya from Stampin' Up on using your Stampin' Write Markers to create stamped images with multiple colors:

Friday, August 2, 2013

Mixed Bunch #3

I love the simplicity and clean lines of this card.  I enjoy making a card with simple components that comes together looking a little fancier than it really is. 

I gathered the inspiration for my color palette from a now-retired line of Designer Series Paper, More Amore.  This is a favorite starting place for me in card design - it's so easy to create a polished look with Stampin' Up! as all the materials color-coordinate.

How to copy (and I encourage you to do so!):
  1. Cut a piece of DSP (on sale now!). to 2" x 4.25"
  2. Choose two coordinating colors (I used Primrose Petals and Pool Party) from your DSP and one coordinating neutral (I used Very Vanilla).
  3. Feel free to mix-up your sentiment.  My "Happy Mother's Day" greeting is from the Teeny Tiny Wishes stamp set that I use all the time for many occasions.  It has just about everything you need in it!  I stamped my banner on a scrap piece of very vanilla that measures 1/2" by 2 1/2".
  4. Don't forget to finish off your flower with an adorable embellishment!  Here I punched a tiny flower from our Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack and adorned it with a Basic Pearl.
Stampin' Up! Supplies:
Stamps: Mixed Bunch Stamp Set (Wood-Mount 128442, Clear-Mount 125537), Teeny Tiny Wishes (Wood-Mount 128748, Clear-Mount 127802)
Paper: More Amore DSP (retired); Primrose Petals, Pool Party and Very Vanilla Cardstock
Ink: Primrose Petals and Pool Party
Punches: Blossom (125603), 3/4" Circle (119873), Itty Bitty Shapes punch Pack (118309)
Accessories: Basic Pearls, Mini Glue Dots, Stampin' Dimensionals

Punch Pack

Thursday, August 1, 2013

Paper Pumpkin Promotion!

Now through August 31, you can try out the fun new Paper Pumpkin kits from Stampin' Up for 1/2 price!  That's two months at $10, including shipping!  It's a steal of a deal and a super-cute (and easy) way to bring more crafting into your life.

Each month, you will receive an adorable red box filled with everything you need to create a quick and cute project. The kit's contents are a surprise each month, but your first kit comes with a free gift - a clear block that you can use with the stamps in all your future kits!

If you're curious about Paper Pumpkin, this is the perfect time to try it as you get two months for the price of one.  Join Now!

Here are some ideas of past surprise kits:

Offer Dates: July 18, 2013 -August 31, 2013
Offer Details: Use the promotion code PUMPKINDEAL to join Paper Pumpkin before August 31, 2013, and pay only $10 a month* for the first two months.
*plus tax, where applicable. Shipping included!
The Fine Print:
  • For new subscribers only.
  • Promotion applies only to the first two months of a new subscription. After receiving two month's worth, the price for each month's kit will go to the regular price: $19.95.
  • You must click "Add Promo Code" and then enter the promo code PUMPKINDEAL in the "Promo Code" field when you sign up on the website to take advantage of this promotion.
  • You must join by Saturday, August 31, 2013; 11:50 PM (MT).