Wednesday, October 20, 2010

The ABC's of a Perfect Handmade Holiday

It's hard to believe, but the holidays are right around the corner and Stampin' Up! want to help make your holidays more special than ever! The ABC's of the Perfect Handmade Holiday will help you prepare for the holidays without all the stress. From October 19 (TOMORROW) - December 16, 2010, Stampin' Up! will be offering you holiday bundles perfect for creating Amazing cards, Beautiful packaging, and Cherished gifts--all at 20 percent off!!!!


Stamp Set Bundles =
Bundle Description #1
- Vintage Christmas Card Bundle
Bundle Items
- Bells and Boughs Set
- Deck the Halls Designer Series Paper
Bundle Sale Price
- $29.96 (Item #: 124067) - Wood
- $24.36 (Item #: 124068) - Clear

Bundle Description #2
- Contempo Christmas Card Bundle
Bundle Items
- Contempo Christmas Set
- Jolly Holiday Designer Series Paper
Bundle Sale Price
- $25.96 (Item #: 124071) - Wood
- $21.96 (Item #: 124072) - Clear


Bundle Description #3
- Tags til Christmas Bundle
Bundle Items
- Tags til Christmas Set
- Decorative Label Punch
Bundle Sale Price
- $49.52 (Item #: 124077) - Wood
- $41.52 (Item #: 124078) - Clear


Bundle Description #4
- Gift Packaging Bundle
Bundle Items
- Gifted Set
- Mini Lunch Sacks
Bundle Sale Price
- $31.92 (Item #: 124083) - Wood
- $24.72 (Item #: 124084) - Clear


Bundle Description #5
- Simply Adorned Gift Bundle
Bundle Items
- Charming Set
- Simply Adorned 1" x 1-1/4" Charm
- Simply Adorned 24" Chain
Bundle Sale Price
- $52.32 (Item #: 124076) - Wood


Non-Stamp Set Bundle =
Bundle Description #1
- Frame Gift Bundle
Bundle Items- Definitely Decorative Chunky Frame
- Small Chocolate Chip Dotted Flourish D├ęcor Elements
Bundle Sale Price
- $23.12 (Item #: 124075)


To take advantage of these amazing deals make sure to contact me today!

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Stampin' Royalty #27

This week's Stampin' Royalty challenge was a sketch challenge. Here is my take on the sketch. I was playing around in My Digital Studio tonight using a new digital download called Summertime Splendor. I love this paper - it is just so darn pretty. I'm slowly figuring out how to change what part of Designer Series Paper shows up in the picture which is kind of fun.

Inside my card, I used the same paper but tried to create a watermark image by changing the opacity of the paper. I am not sure how to create a file that "looks like a card" but I'll consult with my lovely upline and update my post if I can solve the problem.

Thanks for stopping by today, I hope it was sunny and warm where ever you are! Don't forget to stop by Angela's blog for another amazing Stampin' Royalty design team project.

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Stampin' Royalty #25

This week the Stampin' Royalty goddesses are challenge you to a colour challenge using Taken with Teal, Basic Black, Lavender Lace and Pink Passion!


I hope everyone is doing well this week as the countdown to the end of the school year is on! I decided to start with some of the wonderful Sweet Pea Designer Series Paper for this project as it is retiring at the end of this month. I had planned to use one of my favorite stamp sets; Vintage Vogue (#117690 - woodmount or 118598 - clearmount) but then as I assembled all the pieces it didn't look right - has that ever happened to you? My son Matthew was doing a craft beside me and placed one of the embosslit butterflies on my card and it looked really nice so then I revised my plan. I experimented with my reinkers mixed some ink with Frost White Shimmer paint and then sponged it onto my butterflies. There is no sentiment on this card yet, but I'll be giving it to Matthew's teacher as he had a hand in its creation.

Stamp Set(s): None
Paper: Basic Black, Whisper White, Pink Passion plus Sweet Pea Designer Series Paper
Ink: Lavender Lace Reinker, White Frost Shimmer Paint
Sizzix: Embosslits Beautiful Wings
Adhesives: Glue Stick, Multipurpose Glue
Punches: Scallop Trim Border, Eyelet Border

Thanks for coming by today. Don't forget to stop by Angela's blog for another amazing Stampin' Royalty design team project.

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Stampin' Royalty #24

This week the Stampin' Royalty goddesses have challenged you to create a Masculine themed project. I decided to use the lovely Sense of Time stamp set for my husbands upcoming Father's Day card. This stamp set works really well with the Extra large cog two step punch. A touch of gold, a few brads and my card was done! Unfortunately, I had to use a retired sentiment for my card because I couldn't find my All Holiday's set. Many thanks to Sabriena for snapping the picture of my card as my DH is currently using our only camera while fishing in Ontario. Ya, ya, I could have used the camera on my phone but I have absolutely no idea how to get the pictures from my phone onto my computer...remember I still struggle with taking the pics and maintaining my blog! Have a great week everyone.

Stamp Set(s): Sense of Time, All Year Cheer II
Paper: Very Vanilla, Brushed Gold Card Stock, Soft Suede Designer Series Paper
Ink: Soft Suede
Embellishments: Metallic Brads
Tools: Mat Pack & Paper Piercing Tool
Adhesives: Glue Stick, Multipurpose Glue
Punches: Extra Large Cog Two Step

Thanks for looking and don't forget to check out Angela's blog for another amazing Stampin' Royalty design team project.

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Stampin' Royalty #23

This week's Stampin' Royalty Challenge is an Inspiration Challenge using the Stampin' Up! picture below.

There is so much going on in this lovely picture that I wasn't sure where to start...and sadly I'm out of Blush Blossom paper too. So I decided to go with the way the picture made me feel, sunny, happy and more than ready for spring to finally get here! I decided to channel my summer feelings with Yoyo Yellow card stock and wanted to play with my newly arrived Punched Posies Set. This was my first attempt at using clear mount stamps and I had a little bit of trouble adhering the image to the rubber (My good friend and upline Sabriena laughed when she saw what I had done and then proceeded to fix and mount the remaining stamps in the set, she is such a wonderful friend.). I will never go back to woodmount stamps! It was so easy to align the smaller flower (done in old olive ink) to the center of my yellow flowers...LOVED IT! This set is so much fun, and half the stamps match a corresponding punch which added to my crafting pleasure! I hope you like my sunny take on this week's challenge, I had a lot of fun making this card.Stamp Set(s): Punched Posies, Oval All
Paper: Whisper White, Yoyo Yellow Card Stock
Ink: Pixie Pink, Yoyo Yellow and Old Olive Ink
Sizzix: Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder
Embellishments: 5/16" Neutrals Jumbo Brads
Tools: Mat Pack & Paper Piercing Tool
Adhesives: Dimensionals, Glue Stick
Punches: 1 3/4" Scalloped Circle, 5-Petal Flower, Scallop Oval

Thanks for looking at this week's Stampin' Royalty post. Don't forget to stop by Angela's blog for another amazing Stampin' Royalty design team project.

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Stampin' Royalty #21

This week's challenge at Stampin' Royalty is a Colour Challenge. *Rich Razzleberry, Certainly Celery, Pretty in Pink*


Another week living the life out in the country and another My Digital Studio (MDS) submission. I played with this card for a couple of days and every time I had a new idea about what might look good, I'd try it out. The MDS software is amazing and really easy to use. This week I tried a few new things with the software, mirroring images as shown on the stamps above and below the ribbon. I also learned a LOT about layering as my flowers are many layers of different paper, stamps and punches - what fun I had! Thanks for stopping by to look at this weeks Stampin Royalty submission and we'll see you again soon!


Don't forget to stop by Angela's blog for another amazing Stampin' Royalty design team project.

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Stampin' Royalty #20

This week's challenge at Stampin' Royalty is a Sketch Challenge.


For the next couple of weeks we are visiting family out in the country where the only access to the Internet is {gasp} dial-up! So, I don't really have access to all the creativity available on-line that I use when sitting down to make a card. Thank goodness for My Digital Studio (MDS)! I brought along the laptop (thanks to some good advice from my upline) and loaded the software during a quiet part of the day. Now, when the kids are asleep and the "Men" are doing that thing they do - ladies you know what I mean here, I can get creative without even making a mess. I think that the best part about using MDS is that it is so easy to change anything about the card without having to cut paper, re-cut to size, put into the scrap bin because I cut the paper wrong, re-cut paper and stamp again because the stamp didn't take properly, etc (you get my point here, right?). Even embellishments can be changed, moved, made larger or smaller with the click of your mouse - absolutely fabulous!

Thanks for stopping by to take a look, don't forget to stop by Angela's blog for another amazing Stampin' Royalty design team project.