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Monday, September 26, 2011

Masculine Monday – Get Well

I feel I never have enough masculine cards available for last minute needs; I have three boys, a husband, his friends, and friends with spouses. So I have decided to start a Masculine Monday theme. Every Monday I will be posting a masculine card to share with all of you.
My first one here is a get well card, but you could change the greeting to be what you may need it for. I used Soft Suede for my background and More Mustard to offset it. The stamp sets are Autumn Days and Delightful Dozen. I used the Square Lattice Impressions Folder for the Big Shot for texture and a few brads for embellishment – men don’t go for the frilly things. The Curly Label was used to punch out the greeting and I used my Cutter Kit to rub the edges of the Very Vanilla down to show the Soft Suede.
To get the depth of the wheat I used the masking technique. If you don’t know about this technique leave a comment and I would be glad to get together and show you how it is done. To purchase any of the products see the list below and go to my online store.
Hope your week goes well!!

Happy Crafting!

Product list
Stamp Sets-
Autumn Days
Delightful Dozen
Card Stock-
Soft Suede
More Mustard
Very Vanilla
Tools used-
Big Shot
Square Lattice Impressions Folder
Curly Label Punch
Paper Piercer

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Flowers almost gone, but not here

I know, the flowers are almost gone but I was given a challenge and felt the need to take it up. This was a sketch layout we were given and this is what I did with it. It was fun to do something springy - is that a word? after having done Christmas card designs this week. Also the day looks very fallish outside - computer doesn't like that word ;) The weather here keeps going from sunshine to wind and sprinkles, just can't make up it's mind.
Hope you have had a great weekend and if you decide to take the sketch challenge leave a comment and I would love to take a look at yours.

Happy Crafting!!

Whisper White card stock
Brights designer series paper in
Old Olive and Daffodil Delight
Melon Mambo Ink Pad
Love Blossoms Wheel
Five Petal Flower punch
Brad Flowers Neutral
Fabulous Florets stamp set

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Quick and easy gift

I picked up a giant clothes pin at the box craft store the other day; I think I will be getting some more. It is that time of year and I am starting to make Christmas gifts for friends and family. Yes, we generally give out home made gifts from our home and they are all much loved. They are small items but then they get more. This is what I did with the clip in no time at all.
I used our Cheerful Treat DSP, available to hostesses only, to cover the sides and then added some of our Paper Daisies sponged with Lucky Limeade, Melon Mambo, and Concord Crush. I centered a Designer Brad to hold them together and the attached them to the clip. These could be used to hold photos, recipes, or even a card, and makes wonderful gift.
If you want to be able to purchase this Designer Series Paper, shown on page 11 of our catalog, or learn how to make quick easy gifts for your friends and family then call or leave a comment and I would be happy to help you be a hostess and share my ideas with you!

Happy Crafting!!

Products Used
Cheerful Treat Designer Series Paper
Paper Daisies
Designer Brads Flower
Lucky Limeade, Melon Mambo,
and Concord Crush Classic Ink pads
Sponge Daubers
Multipurpose Liquid Glue

Saturday, September 17, 2011

It's the Koko bean!

This is our dog Koko, lovingly called 'the Koko bean'. This was taken when he was a puppy, about four years ago. He now weighs a whopping 87 lbs. with stilts for legs. I made this with our My Digital Studio. We had a class at our group meeting, the Icy Inkers, and we learned a few new things about using MDS and shading. This is the page I made that evening in less than 30 minutes. What do you think?
I just had a recent customer get her MDS at half price and received two of the latest CD's FREE!
If you would like to learn more about My Digital Studio, and possibly get your own MDS at half price, or even free, give me a call (360) 888-7627 and I would be glad to show you how.

Happy Crafting!!!

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

You could win $400.00 in My Digital Studio downloads!!

For all of my My Digital Studio customers Stampin’ Up! invites you to participate in our digital design contest using Stampin’ Up!’s My Digital Studio. It’s open to both demonstrators and customers who have access to My Digital Studio. Demonstrators and customers will be judged separately. You will need to design one digital card and one single-page layout using ONLY My Digital Studio products to enter the contest.
Winners will receive $400 US in free downloads!
For more information click on the MDS Contest icon to your right.
Let's get designing and win!!
Happy Crafting!!!

Monday, September 12, 2011

Medallion Wreath

Here it is. My completed project using the Simply Scored! I had so much fun making this. Yes, I know, it is only September but Christmas is just around the corner.
I made this for my mother. When she received the Holiday Mini in the mail she raved over it. She doesn't do "crafts" but really loved this edition. She loved the wreath on page 6 of the Holiday Mini and she loved the Holly Berry Bouquet Designer Paper Series, page 20. So, I combined the two. What do you think? This is going to be just one of her presents. She is coming to visit us for Christmas and I plan to have this hanging on her bedroom door when she arrives. I can't wait for her to see it.
If you would like to make your own Medallion Wreath give me a call and I can help you order the needed items and show you how it's done. I would be happy to help you make wonderful decorations for your family too.
Happy Crafting!!

Simply Scored – 122334 - $29.95
Paper Cutter – 104152 – $24.95
Holly Berry Bouquet DSP – 124004 - $12.95
Glimmer Brads Subtles – 121004 - $4.95
Designer Buttons Brights – 119747 - $8.95
Antique Brads – 117273 - $5.95
Fleurettes II - 115604 - $9.95
5/8" Satin Ribbon Whisper White - 114616 - $8.95
1/4" Grosgrain Ribbon Real Red - 109034 - $4.95
Bells & Boughs Stamp set - 121142 - $14.95
Stampin'Emboss Powder Gold - 109129 - $4.75
Decorative Label punch - 120907 - $16.95
Styrofoam wreath
Hot glue gun

Saturday, September 10, 2011

What can you do with the Simply Scored?

Well, here is one thing. You can create these amazing medallions. I took some of our current Specialty Designer Series Paper Holly Berry Bouquet from our Holiday Mini, scored it with the Simply Scored then cut it with our Paper Cutter, folded, glued and added some embellishment and wa-la – Simply Scored, simply amazing medallions! These are so easy and so pretty. You could make hundreds of them in no time. You could use them as they are and hang them up around the house, add them to a card or scrap page, or check back on Monday and see what I do with mine!
If you create some please leave a comment on how I can check yours out as I would love to see your wonderful creativity.
Happy Crafting!!!

Simply Scored – 122334 - $29.95
Paper Cutter – 104152 – $24.95
Holly Berry Bouquet DSP – 124004 - $12.95
Glimmer Brads Subtles – 121004 - $4.95
Designer Buttons Brights – 119747 - $8.95
Antique Brads – 117273 - $5.95

Friday, September 9, 2011

The Simply Amazing Simply Scored!

Introducing Stampin' Up!'s original scoring tool!
The Simply Scored scoring tool has score lines every 1/8" and fits all kinds and sizes of paper up to 12" x 12". Use it on your favorite card stock and Designer Series Paper! It comes with a high-quality stylus, instead of a plastic bone folder, that has two different sizes of tips that will glide comfortably over all of your projects. Our Simply Scored features a unique set of three place markers that let you mark your score lines when creating multiple projects with the same score lines. Additional place markers can be purchased for flawless scoring. Included also is a hidden storage compartment in the back of the base to hold your scoring tools and extra markers.
Along with perfecting scoring, you can use the Simply Scored scoring tool to add texture to any paper, create 3-D boxes and projects, and much more. Unleash your creativity--and lets see what you can do with this new tool!
Check back tomorrow to see what I have created with mine!

Product Details

* Item 122334; $29.95
* Simply Scored includes
o 1 scoring board
o 1 stylus
o 3 place markers
* Dimensions of scoring board: 15-1/8" x 13-1/4" x 1"
Additional products available:
* Simply Scored Place Markers (pack of 6)
o Item 125625; $2.50
o Dimensions: 1/4" x 1" (6,4 x 25,4 mm)

Monday, September 5, 2011

Coordination!! That is what Stamp' Up! is all about.

Stampin’ Up! has many coordinating stamps and punches making creating easy.
Here I show how I used a stamp from our Four Frames set and our Decorative Label punch on a 6x6 scrap page.
The recommendation is to Stamp First and then line up your stamped image in the punch window and then Punch. Wa-la! Your stamped image is perfectly punched in the shape of the stamp.
While perusing the catalog you will find some stamped images with a light green outline on them. These stamps have a coordinating punch, which is sold separately, on pages 209-213 of our 2011-2012 Idea Book and Catalog.
If you need assistance coordinating your stamps with a punch give me a call and I would be glad to help.
Products -
Stamp Sets:
Four Frames - 123442
Fabulous Phrases - 120501
Love Blossoms Wheel – 123839
Wheel Handle - 102971
Decorative Label Punch - 120907
Card Stock:
Cherry Cobbler Textured - 121076
Chocolate Chip - 102128
So Saffron - 105118
Holly Berry Bouquet DSP - 124004
Cherry Cobbler - 119669
Versa Mark - 102283

Happy Crafting!!!

Friday, September 2, 2011

The NEW Holiday Mini Catalog is here!!

The NEW Holiday Mini Catalog is here and LOADED with fantastic new products!!
Click on the side widget to have a look!
I will be offering an open house on Sunday, Sept. 11 that will be featuring some of these new products. BUT trust me - you are going to want to own these new goodies so you can use them again and again yourself.
(Leave a comment to RSVP)

Some of my favorite products are:
Simply Scored Scoring Tool - YOU NEED THIS to create the decoration on
page 6 of the catalog!!
The many fun Halloween themed sets
It’s a Wrap Holidays makes candy decorating a cinch.
The Spice Cake products for fall decorations
Spectacular Christmas papers, buttons and stamps in the Holly Berry Bouquet
Look for ideas coming made with the Holly Berry Bouquet and Frostwood Lodge Designer Series paper, along with the Christmas Lane Simply Scrappin’ Kit
There are too many embellishments to list here but look for ribbon, felt, Dazzling Details, and bells!!
Big Shot dies like the Holiday Stocking and the Peek-a-boo Frames
Punches that coordinate with the new Stitched Stocking set and SO MANY stamp sets, how does one choose.
If you need help deciding - just give me a ‘jingle’ and I’ll be happy to guide you in the right direction!!