Wednesday, September 30, 2009
What grand suggestions all of you made.............everything from christmas cards to purses and boxes! Although I'm not going to spoil the surprise by telling you what I'm making, I'm sure you're going to be happy! One of my greatest joys in participating in the UStamp with Dawn and Friends sessions has been checking in each day to see what the newest project would be and I was never disappointed!
Now for our winner........................drum roll please. Our lucky winner was picked through a Random Integer selector and it is............................ "contacttrina who said... "Congratulations, Penny! Can't wait to see your creations. I love A2 card holders, boxes and purses. September 29, 2009 9:14 PM
So Trina please send me your full name and contact information to my email at: firstname.lastname@example.org and we'll get you set up for the Holiday UStamp beginning October 16th. I hope you're excited because I sure am!
Click Here for full details and registration information.
Have you heard the news yet about Stampin Up's latest "On Line Shopping" Feature? Well if not here's the news! In order to clear out their inventory of surplus items that have been retired, Stampin Up has launched the "Clearance Rack". This is not a promotion - there is no set end date. Just like any Clearance rack these items will only be available as long as supplies last and all sales will be "final" - no returns or exchanges unless a product is defective. You'll need to check back regularly to see what's new and available because these unadvertised specials will constantly be changing.
To access and take advantage of this great new feature simply click here or click my side bar ON LINE shopping widget. This will take you into my demonstrators website (DBWS). Once you're there, simply click on the "SHOP NOW" bar under my demonstrator information in the top right hand corner of the screen, then look for "Clearance Rack" on the left-hand side bar of the online store.
Sunday, September 27, 2009
Friday, September 25, 2009
UStamp with Dawn and Friends is having a very special Holiday UStamp which will run from October 16th to November 13th, 2009.
And guess what? I'm so excited to let you know I've been asked by Dawn to be a Guest Designer for her Holiday UStamp. Now if you've been following my blog you know just how much fun I've had in both the Summer and Fall UStamp with Dawn and Friends sessions. Just having the opportunity to see and try out all the projects made by Dawn and her amazing dream team and crew girls has been so exciting for me. So, to be invited to join in as a guest designer with this fantastic group is just the utmost thrill for me!
To celebrate this great news I have a treat for you too. I will be giving away a free pass to participate in UStamp Holidays, on September 29th. All you have to do is visit my blog between now and then and leave me a comment about what types of projects you love to make for the holiday season. You could be the winner!
Thursday, September 24, 2009
Friday, September 18, 2009
Wednesday, September 16, 2009
Friday, September 11, 2009
As a hostess, you'll work with me to choose a date for a workshop, then invite your friends and family into your home or mine, to stamp and have fun with you. Your Stampin' Up! workshop can be as simple or elaborate as you want it to be. It can be a class where you make specific projects, or a training event where you learn new techniques. No matter what you have in mind, I will help you make it the perfect event for you and your friends!
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Thursday, September 10, 2009
I used the Friends 24-7 stamp set (page 100 of the IB&C) set for my masculine version and Soft Suede card stock for the base. DSP used for the front cover trim and the booklet is from the retired Outlaw designer paper series.
To give this one some added interest I stamped the bird three times, twice on Vanilla cs and once on the base cs. I hand cut the two Very Vanilla birds and then mounted a full cut out on top of the base stamp and then a portion of the head, beak and wing to the Very Vanilla stamped piece using dimensionals. I glazed up the legs, beak and bird's eye with Crystal Effects. Before mounting each layer on dimensionals, I used a tip from a fellow stamper and using the new soft suede marker, I coloured around the each portion of the dimensional that could be seen if the bird is turned sideways. By colouring the dimensionals the same as the main image, the little foam pieces simply disappear. Neat trick eh?
I sponged the background of the soft suede with soft suede ink and used the medallion stamp for the piece of card stock withthe gold brads. I think this gave the card a very masculine feel.
The scallop punch was used on the Outlaw DSP to give the front of the notebook some additional dimension.
The box base is made from Old Olive cs and the belly band again from the Holiday Treasures DSP. I used the "Just For You" sentiment from the Oval All stamp set and mounted it on Old Olive and Red Riding Hood cs punched out with the large oval punch. The same cs was used with the Trio Flower punch to add additional interest to the belly band and each of the chocolates. and finally SU's gold brad's were used for the flower centers to give a bit of added colour. All in all, this was a very quick and inexpensive gift to make, and I'm sure it will be a hostess pleaser.
Wednesday, September 9, 2009
Each kit comes with 3 sheets of double sided 12 x 12 Designer Paper. You also get 2 each of four different coordinated pieces of 12 x 12 textured cardstock - that's 8 sheets of cardstock. And finally, 2 each of three 6 x 12 sheets of matching self-adhesive die cuts. All the bells and whistles with these ones.
All this for just $26.95. So what are you waiting for check out the kits featured on pages 164 to 167 of the 2009 -2010 Idea Book and Catalogue. You can use my on line ordering button to shop now, or click here. You'll be creating in no time.
If you're looking for the perfect sentiment stamp set to use with these types of cards, check out "Sincere Salutations" on page 143 of the IB&C. For just $4.00 a stamp (there are 8 in the set) you get a sentiment that is perfect for every occasion.
115068 Price: $31.95
Use these simple stamps to celebrate and sympathize with those you love. Sometimes the short messages say so much.
Set Quantity: 8
Tuesday, September 1, 2009
Last week I received this belated "Happy Retirement" card from a very good friend of mine. A simple design made by punching black and white circles with SU's 3/4" and 1" circle stamps. Random small flower images from the Greenhouse Garden set(113824) were stamped in black ink on 3/4" white circles. The Trio Flower Punch (109183) was used to stamp small flower images from black and white DSP and black brads were used for the centers. The medium sized floral stamp from the Fifth Avenue Floral set (113734) was stamped and embossed on Whisper White Card stock and the center was highlighted with dazzling diamonds. Although this card uses a retirement sentiment, it could easily be changed to honor a birthday or anniversary. I wish the picture could do this card justice, as it is truly well put together and very classy. Thanks my friend for the card and your well wishes!
The Holiday Mini Catalogue begins today and is available until January 4, 2010. There are so many exciting new stamp sets and accessories to look at, you'll be amazed.
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