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Friday, February 27, 2015

FRIENDLY FRIDAY

One more stamp camp card to finish out the week. It's been a busy one for me and the weekend doesn't look any better.  Oh, well, I am blessed to be able to do things I want to do.





This card uses the Chalk Talk Framelits and matching Stamp Set.  I stamped the image on our Chalkboard Paper using the ColorBox Chalk Ink Pad (Rose Red in this case).  Both of these are found in the Occasions Catalog on pg 25.  The other two ink colors that are available now are Aquamarine and Yellow Citrus.









I hope you have a great weekend.  Come back on Monday and I will give you a link to the next Creative Blog Hopper.

Thursday, February 26, 2015

THIS & THAT THURSDAY

Posting a cute, easy card today using The Happy Thing Stamp Set, which is a FREE product with your $50 purchase during Sale-a-bration.

Products used on this card are:  Happy Thing and Butterfly Basics Stamp Sets, Blendabilities, Doilies, Rhinestones, and Circle Framelits.

This is a very easy card to make - simple and yet so pretty.

Remember that you have until the end of March to receive your FREE SAB items.  For every $50 spent, you get to choose 1 FREE item from the SAB choices.  AND . . . . 
DRUM ROLL PLEASE . . . . . . .

Beginning March 1, there will be 4 NEW SAB FREE products to choose from in addition to the already wonderful choices that are available!  Make sure you check back on Monday to see the new choices.

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

WOW WEDNESDAY

This beautiful project was a gift from Connie Heisey at our Proverbial Stampers demonstrator meeting.  Several of us demoed techniques and she gave these to us as a thank you gift.  WOW!

This was made by using the Sheltering Tree Stamp Set and stamping on our canvas sheet from page 192 of the Annual Catalog.  The sheet is 12 x 12 so I believe she cut it in half and made 2 from each sheet.  Isn't it awesome!  I have to say that I had trouble finding a frame that was the right size. Possibly, going to your local hobby store and getting an exact frame made would be the best solution.  I found this frame on sale at a department store, popped out the burlap project that was nailed in, and placed my canvas in the frame.  I had to glue it down to a piece of cardstock to make it more stable and make it fit.  It still isn't perfect, but, for now, it serves the purpose and I can display it proudly!  I believe Connie may have seen the idea on Frenchie's blog, but her video has been removed.
This may have to be a future class - possibly doing 4 small frames.  I actually found another 4 frame product that I am going to try and make for a gift for a special someone.  I'll show it to you later if it turns out the way I hope.


Tuesday, February 24, 2015

TECHNIQUE TUESDAY

A quick post before I go to bed.  This is a card front we made at our last Proverbial Stampers meeting to highlight the Sale-a-bration sets.  This lemon is from the A Happy Thing Stamp Set.

To do your lemons, stamp the image 2 times on your white layer - one from the top and one slightly from the side.  No need to mask for this one.  Then stamp an extra lemon on a piece of scrap.  Color all the images with your Blendabilities, cut out your extra lemon and pop up with a Dimensional.  Love the look.

How do you like my new display frame?  I got a Michael's gift card from my secret sister and found the frame other day. It's even better because it was free! Love having something to hold my cards as I take a picture.






As of today, Stampin' Up has announced that there are some popular items on backorder and some are unavailable to order at this time.  Several things have occurred to produce this outcome: a higher than expected numbers of orders for an item; shipping issues with the West Coast Labor forces; and the Chinese New Year, which has caused in delay in shipping.  As of yesterday, Feb 23rd, this is the report from Stampin' Up:

Currently, the following items are on BACKORDER;  backordered items will be available on or before the date indicated.
137360: Butterflies Thinlits Dies--February 25
137364: Happy  Heart Textured Impressions Embossing Folder--February 27
131166: Pistachio Pudding Classic Stampin' Ink Refill--March 3
Currently the following items are NOT ORDERABLE:
130995: Cherry Cobbler Assortment Stampin' Blendabilities Markers
130998: Daffodil Delight Assortment Stampin' Blendabilities Markers
130999: Old Olive Assortment Stampin' Blendabilities Markers
130997: Pumpkin Pie Assortment Stampin' Blendabilities Markers
138634: Best Year Ever Accessory Pack (Sale-A-Bration)
137951: So You Simply Created Kit
137950: The Perpetual Birthday Calendar Project Kit
131262: Regals Stampin' Write Markers
126199: Stampin' Pierce Mat
Currently, the following items have LOW INVENTORY and will move to the "Not Orderable" list (above) once our current inventory is depleted:
102193: VersaMark Ink Refill
126189: Paper Piercing Tool
131003: Rich Razzleberry Assortment Stampin' Blendabilities Markers

I am sorry if this has inconvienced anyone, but be rest assured, it will all work out.  Sometimes things are out of our hands.  In the meantime, there are PLENTY of others products you can stamp and play with.  Just have fun and be patient.  Thanks!

Monday, February 23, 2015

MISCELLANEOUS MONDAY

Well, I did "play" with my Feb My Paper Pumpkin as promised and LOVE the little Thank You kit you get to make in the project box.  It was quick and easy, as promised by the company.

First you create the stamped images on the fold-out
"Thanks" banner.  I "goofed" by not stamping like the sample, but, no worries, you can stamp any way you want using the stamps you get in the Kit.  After stamping, pop out the die-cut felt letters and stick on your fold out.  They are self-adhesive.
Then create your little box, following the quick, easy directions.  The box is scored.  All you do is stamp what you want on your box, if desired, fold on the scores, and put the box together using the adhesive strips which are included.  Fold your "Thanks" banner up, pop in the box, and tie the box closed with the Baker's Twine.

What a cute little thank you gift to give to someone special who has done something special for you!  It would also be a cute little thank you teacher gift.








Now to remind you that today is the Monday Creative Blog Hop.  Posting today is Carol Valentine.
Thanks, Carol, for joining in the Blog Hop.  Her link is at the top of the list below.

You can also go back and visit the past Monday posts and blogs by clicking on the names below.  Happy hopping!


Cindy Fodor



Robin’s Craft Room
My Stamp Vault
Stress Free Stamping
Stamper Camper’s Corner
Be Creative With Nicole
InkSpired Treasures


Friday, February 20, 2015

FRIENDLY FRIDAY

A reminder today of the My Paper Pumpkin Special  through the end of March.  Order a pre-paid 3 month subscription and save $5.00.  Mine just arrived but I haven't had time to make the projects yet.  Here is what is included in this month's kit:

I love that you get everything you need!  It's also a great way to get some extra ink pads and new stamps.

I will try to get a sample made from the kit over the weekend so I can post next week.

Contact me by way of a comment if you would like to be one of those people who wait expectantly each month for their Paper Pumpkin Kit.  I will tell you the details and give you the code for getting started.  The 3 month pre-paid is $54.95 plus tax.  You will be receiving next month's kit as your first one - not the kit I shared with you here.

Have a good weekend.  I believe I'm going to try and stay in as much as possible.  It is frigid out right now.  I'm sitting in front of the fire, staying warm.  Just remembering that each day is one day closer to spring!!

Thursday, February 19, 2015

THIS & THAT THURSDAY

Quick post today to highlight the Flower Bundle on page 23 of the Occasions Catalog.  The Stamp Set is called Petal Potpourri and the Punch is called Flower Medallion.  You save 15% when you purchase both as a bundle.

This is a card we created at our Proverbial Stampers meeting.

Colors are Sahara Sand and Chocolate Chip.  We stamped the Sahara Sand layer first and then ran it through the Big Shot using the Decorative Dots Embossing Folder.  The flower is stamped and then punched out.  Add a button with a little Linen Thread and pop it up with Dimensionals.

We also used the Sahara Sand Lace Trim at the bottom, also found in the Occasions Catalog on pg 43.

Easy and very pretty!









Wednesday, February 18, 2015

WOW WEDNESAY

I'm using the technique I shared with you on Monday for the Creative Blog Hop for today's post.  It will also be another one of our Stamp Camp cards next week.  I wanted to switch things up a little big from the Monday post so this is what I came up with:


I placed the Butterfly Thinlet at the edge of the card and slanted it so it looked like it was flying.

The piece of paper behind the butterfly is the Gold Soiree DSP found in the Annual Catalog.  Love the gold sparkle on many of the sheets!

I used the swirl stamp in the Everything Eleanor Stamp Set, stamped with Versa Mark and embossed with Gold.

Then I punched out the Bitty Butterfly from the DSP scraps.

I also embossed the Pearls by coloring them with a retired VersaMark Marker, sprinkling with Gold Embossing Powder and heating.  Love how they turned out.  I believe you could also use one of the light Blendability Markers instead of the VersaMark Marker because they don't dry right away.  It would give you time to dump your embossing powder on and heat.  This looks like a great sympathy card to me.

I popped up the layer with Dimensionals before adhering to the base of the card, but that wouldn't be necessary.

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

TECHNIQUE TUESDAY

Not really any big technique today, just wanted to show you one of the cards we will be making at stamp camp next week.  Hopefully, the snow and bitter cold will go away!

 A few easy techniques - I used the Irresistibly Yours DSP that is one of the FREE SAB choices with a $50 order.  Ink up your sponge with Coastal Cabana and rub over the card.  The glossy pattern will resist the ink.

I used a card I had received from Sondra Jumper to cut the DSP.  No easy way to tell you for this that I now of.  Cut from the top left corner down to 3 1/8".  You should also be 7/8" away from the edge.  Then cut the remainder to the bottom left corner.

Under the bird I used a doily, cut in half, with the center removed.

The bird is colored with Coastal Cabana and Crumb Cake Blendabilities.

The bow is made with our new Bowmaker Punch - so cute and easy.  Just punch out the pieces and put together with Glue Dots.

Here is a close up of the bow:

I realized, now that I figured out how to link this blog with my Stampin' Up Blog, that when you go to the Stampin' Up Blog now, you won't be able to see past posts.  That is a bummer because there are lots of good ideas there. I have to work on solving that!

Come back tomorrow to see another card we will be making at Stamp Camp.
Hope you enjoyed yesterday's Creative Blog Hop.

Monday, February 16, 2015

CREATIVE BLOG HOP MONDAY

February 16. 2015

I have been invited by Deb Paisie to join in a Monday Creative Blog Hop and am excited to join in and to post on my new blog.  I will share my creation and then show you the steps that will help you create one of your own.  I have done two different versions:




  


I learned this technique from Deb Valder, who posted on Pinterest.  I changed it up a bit to suit me.

  • First I chose Whisper White cardstock cut at 5 1/4 x 4 to be used as a layer. Using your medium size Butterfly from the Stampin' Up butterfly Thinlets, center your butterfly on your card where you want it.  You are going to run this through your Big Shot.  Remember the layers for cutting these out with ease - cheap dryer sheet, cardstock, waxed paper, thinlet.

  • Cut a piece of DSP, or cardstock, the size you want, slightly larger than the butterfly image.  Here I used the FREE Sale-a-bration DSP.  I chose two colors for my background - Cherry Cobbler and Crumb Cake.  Ink up a small sponge and rub over the cardstock, using both colors, until you have your DSP colored as you want it.  Notice that the glossy image on the DSP does not pick up the color.  LOVE that effect!  I usually take a tissue and then rub over the colored piece to remove any ink that may be "hanging around" on the glossy sections.

  • Tape this piece of DSP to the back of your layer over the hole created by your butterfly thinlet.  

  • Turn your cardstock layer back to the front and place your cut out butterfly into the "hole" you created.  You can use a little Tombow or 2 Way Glue on the back of the butterfly to get it to adhere to your DSP piece and stay flat in your hole. In the first sample at the top of the page, I used the white butterfly cut from the layered piece.  In the second sample, I cut out a separate Cherry Cobbler butterfly for a different look.



  • On the white card I colored several pearls with Blendabilities and on the Cherry Cobbler card I just used plain pearls to place on the butterfly body. I also used a piece of Something Borrowed DSP and Sahara Sand Lace Trim on the bottom of the card, both found in the Occasions Catalog.  Place your layer onto the card base of your choice.
Now to answer a few questions to go along with the hop:
  • What are you working on? I am usually working on cards for my monthly Stamp Camp.  When I make these, I make several extra sets so that I can put the left-overs together and use for my own card sending.  I also love to create 3D items for special events with my sorority, or church, or for my grandchildren during holiday times.  I also like to do special classes to showcase  new Stampin' Up products.
  • How does your work differ from others in your genre? I don't really think that my work is different from others.  I am definitely a CASER with my own twist.  I love simple cards, but it is usually hard for me to do that.  I always seem to want to add more.  It's very hard for me to make a card anymore without using all the great products that go along with the Big Shot.
  • Why do you create what you do? I usually create just for the fun of it.  I love spending time stamping so that I can get out of other pressing work I should be doing. I love sharing projects with others and so appreciate when they get excited about what they see.  I also lead a card making group for my church's Card Ministry and have led a group to make cards for a non-profit org called Sweet Grace Ministries, which supports families who have suffered infant loss.
  • How does your creative process work? I can't say that I am very creative on my own, although I have always loved crafting.  I usually look for cards or projects I am thinking about doing and get an idea to get me started.  I have to say that is the hardest part for me - creating the card itself.  I like to use other's ideas, but never completely CASE a card - I have to add my own touch.  I also like having a color or sketch challenge to get my creative juices going.
Here are some of the other people who have posted in previous Monday hops.  Hope you enjoy looking at their sites and getting ideas from them also.  I have recruited Carol Valentine to continue the hop for next Monday and I will add her blog info next week for you as a reminder.





Robin’s Craft Room
My Stamp Vault
Stress Free Stamping
Stamper Camper’s Corner
Be Creative With Nicole
InkSpired Treasures

Hope you come back to visit again. I would love to be your "go to" Stampin' Up Demonstrator.


Friday, February 13, 2015

FRIENDLY FRIDAY - 

It's Friday the 13th, so I hope you have a lucky, not unlucky day.

I am just going to post a simple card today.  Spent time working with my upline to get the blog going.  I actually did have it up and running, but found out I was checking in the wrong way.

One thing I didn't do was figure out how to link my DBWS and Stampin' Up Blog so that my posts will be there also - next project, I guess.  I have other things to play with also so that I can take advantage of everything the blog has.  Be patient with me.

This was on display at our Proverbial Stampers Meeting, but I am not sure who made it so for that I apologize so I can't give credit where credit is due.  I just wanted to wish everyone a Happy Valentine's Day on Sat and thought this card was a cute way to do that.

I will be eating a yummy seafood feast with my hubby and other sorority couples on Sat.  This is an annual event that we always look forward to.

Don't forget to stop back on Monday for the Monday Blog Hop.

P.S. Belated Happy Birthday to Abe Lincoln yesterday.

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

WOW WEDNESDAY

Practicing and posting . . . . I hope!  This may be a little early because I want to see if I can find my blog and post and don't want to wait until tomorrow.

This is an old post, but these Floral Frame Thinlets are on the Weekly Deals through Feb 23 so I thought I would post to see how I'm doing.

I think it worked!  Now I'll see if I can find my blog when I search.