When you order your new Blendabilities markers you'll want to learn which combos to use when coloring people. So I made you a cheat sheet.
You can find them HERE
And here's a fun new SU! video tutorial for you to try.
Well it's been a very interesting end of June beginning of July. I woke up at 3 am with a stomach ache last Wednesday, which didn't go away. I wasn't able to even keep water down. So I went to my doctor, around 11, who told me to go to the emergency room! I ended up getting a CAT scan which showed that I had an inflamed appendix. That day I was rushed to another hospital, via ambulance, and had my appendix removed.
Crazy. It felt like a really bad stomach ache. Like acid reflux with no pain in my lower ab. It wasn't until later on that the pain radiated to my appendix area, when pushed by the doc. Thank goodness it didn't rupture. I'm very stubborn and honestly thought I was coming down with the flu. Good think my doctor told me to go to the emergency room
So this week I'm in recovery mode. Three incisions were made and I'm very sore and bruised. Still a bit nauseated and not 100%. But definitely better than last week.
I just ordered the rest of the Blendabilities Markers from SU! and they should be here soon. You can order some of the markers now. You can view samples I've made on my Pinterest board.
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Time flies. And I'm the worst about letting it get away from me.
However I have been doing things. I've created a ton of cards, crocheted several afghans and baby items.
Yes, I'm gonna be a grandma. Very excited.
So even though I haven't posted on here as much as I use to, I'm still being creative. Just haven't been motivated to sit down and share on my blog.
The new SU! catty is finally here. And I love some of the stamps and products. Of course I'm gonna enjoy using their new alcohol based markers. Unfortunately, even though I'll be sharing things I've colored with them, they won't be available just yet. Still it's good to see examples of how they work. And yes, they work just like all the other alcohol based markers. LOL.
Best part is the price point. $11.95 for a set of 3. (They are not refillable.) Great for beginners.
Also, I think I'd post more creations on my blog if I didn't have to spend a ton of time listing all the products I use. That just takes the fun out of it for me. (One reason I stopped uploading my cards on some sites. Too time consuming. I'd rather be creating.)
So please excuse me.
I just hope to inspire you to use Stampin' Up! products and to create.
You can find the products I used here at
What makes photopolymer (transparent stamps) so great?
They are clearly a great choice.
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Keeping designs fresh and unique is important here at Stampin' Up!, and that's why we've partnered with the remarkable Becky Higgins to bring you her amazing Project Life products in exclusive Stampin’ Up! colors and designs!
Here’s a look at all the products available for purchase today:
There’s more on the way, so check back often for product updates, inspiration, project ideas, and more! Make documenting your life easier; order Project Life by Stampin’ Up! products today!
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Sale-A-Bration, one of the hottest Stampin' Up! promotions of the year, is finally here! Earn exclusive Sale-A-Bration free gifts (1 for every $50 you spend) or purchase the $99 starter kit and get an extra $25 more in product (for a total of $150 in products for $99--$51 FREE)!
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We love Valentine's Day! And why wouldn't we? It's a chance for us to say "I love you." And it doesn't just have to be about romantic love. This holiday is a time to share the love with anyone and everyone. We're here to help you prepare with the A Whole Lot of Love products.
Dates: Available December 1-January 27 or while supplies last.
The fine print: These are exclusive products that will not be available after the promotion. No limits on this promotion.
|131850||Love You More Stamp Set (Wood)||$21.95|
|131853||Love You More Stamp Set (Clear)||$16.95|
|134611||Follow My Heart Stamp Set (Wood)||$15.95|
|134614||Follow My Heart Stamp Set (Clear)||$11.95|
|134617||Flowerfull Heart Stamp (Wood)||$9.95|
|134610||Sweetheart Treat Bags||$4.95||12 heart sacks, 12 die-cut labels, 12 pre-cut pieces of Pool Party Baker's Twine|
|132162||Monster Hugs Boy||$5.95||18 boy monsters, 18 googly eyes, 18 adhesive hearts|
|132163||Monster Hugs Girl||$5.95||18 girl monsters, 18 googly eyes, 18 adhesive hearts|
|134609||Sweet Sayings Cards and Envelopes||$5.95||12 printed card bases, 12 envelopes (four Real Red, four Pool Party, four Crisp Cantaloupe)|
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If you have been following my blog for some time now you know I have a tendency to be all over the place. I try new crafts, learn new skills, and at times take a break from it all.
After I stopped illustrating for stamp companies, for personal reasons, I took a long break from stamping. Sold most of my stuff, except for paper and art supplies. (Most of the rubber stamps just had to go! LOL) And I enjoyed my other hobbies. Which,by the way, are many.
That's the thing about me. I love to do it all. I love crocheting, I love learning to knit, I love to draw and color. I love to cook. And garden, love my gardening.
And I do love my papercrafts. But lately, not so much. Don't ask me why. Just not motivated. Maybe it's the change in the weather. Maybe it's the realization that I'm 50 and I find myself asking myself some deep questions about where I want to be 10 or even 20 years from now.
Either way, with the year soon coming to an end I have to stop and really think a bit about what I want to do next year. What goals I want to achieve. What direction do I want to take my art.
I have never been one that does art for arts sake. Maybe that's the problem.
For now, I'm enjoying reacquainting myself with sewing again. (Not so sure how that one will turn out!) Feeling the urge to scrapbook, digitally and actual paper ones.
And just wanting to enjoy my creative side again. I miss it.
STARTS TODAY! The Stampin' Up! Holiday Sale is one of our biggest sales of the year! Save up to 50% on a large selection of items. Be sure to use the bundle product numbers when ordering any specially priced bundles. CLICK THIS PRINTABLE FLYER to see ALL Holiday Sale items
There are two amazing MDS bundles:
Digital Pocket Card Bundle (item 136550): Happy Things Pocket Cards, Rise & Shine Pocket Cards, This Makes Me Happy Pocket Cards, Chillin’ Out Pocket Cards, and Simply Life Photo Templates
Digital Stamp Brush Sets Bundle (item 136551): Hugs & Wishes, Notably Ornate, Frame It, Decorative Overlays, Empire Alphabet, Hawaii Papaya, and Tape It Stamp Brush Sets
|Festive Flurry Ornament Kit||135813|
Add a little festive flare to your holiday decorating with our new Festive Flurry Ornament Kit! Top presents, embellish cards, create a wintery garland, or trim the tree. How you use them is up to you!
The kit includes everything you need (minus adhesive) to create 10 snowflakes, including
Where oh where did this year go? I can hardly believe it's November!
And what, Christmas is just around the corner. I'm not ready. I thought that I would have more time this year to do the things I planned. And yet, I only got a few things on my list done. Oh well.
There's always next year!
But that's okay. It has been a fun year, full of surprises. Lots of wonderful things!
I was able to stamp a bit. And by a bit I mean, I made 2 cards! Yippee!
My goals are going to be a bit more mapped out next year. That's for sure. I hope to get more creative, with not only my stamping but my MDS (SU! digital studio) And I want to get back to my roots. To my first love, drawing. Maybe even get some painting done. (Well, more than just my bathroom! LOL) As on canvas.
I love this SU! set, Perfect Blend. So cute.
Here are the new benefits:
Sale prices are clearly marked. Items on sale are clearly marked without having to add them to your bag (as shown below). You can also sort products by the sales price (instead of according to the original price).
What an exciting, fun, tiring, happy and crazy week. I'm finally able to sit down and share a few pictures. And I have a ton of pictures! Still more coming in and it'll be another 10 weeks before we see the other ones. But I wanted to take a minute to share a couple of highlights.
It was a beautiful sunny day. Thank goodness! Originally the weather reports were saying a huge storm system was heading our way for Saturday. Not a good thing for an outdoor wedding! But thankfully it held off until Monday. It was hot, but there was a breeze.
My son and his wife were just darling. They are so cute. And fun. And young. Seriously, just the perfect setting for the two of them. We all had a great time watching them have a great time.
Her parents even set up a photo booth, a frame with some props. Big hit!
I spent the week after the wedding playing catch up on chores, etc. Now I feel the creative bug biting me.
Definitely will carve out some time this week to stamp.
The wedding was beautiful! I'll share pictures soon. But I didn't want to forget, with all that has been going on, to post this.
If you were once a Stampin' Up! demonstarter, like me, this is a great oppotunity to join again. Or if you are new and just want a few things to get you started at a low price take a look...
Do you like the idea of a 20% discount on your favorite products? How about a chance to earn extra cash, along with tons of exclusive creative ideas at your fingertips?
Stampin' Up! is offering a special $25 Starter Kit (your choice of up to $26.95 in product and ships FREE) which will ONLY be available for purchase from Oct. 7 through Oct. 21. This is the special we have ALL been waiting for and your budget-friendly opportunity to "test drive" all Stampin' Up! has to offer (discounts, resources, fun, even a little extra income if you want) through April 30, 2014.
I love My Digital Studio! I have been using it to scrapbook all the photos that I have on my computer. So much easier than traditional scrapbooking. I use layouts where I can add a lot of photos on one page, like Project Life! Then I have SU! print services professionally print them for me. They turn out beautifully.
And now the exciting news...
Now there's a new FREE app to easily keep track of your downloads. Download it now for FREE in iTunes or the App Store
My Digital Studio™ is a digital design solution with software and exclusive artwork from Stampin' Up!® Now you can keep track of your downloads with this easy-to-use app. Finally—a library you can organize your way.
•Add items you already own to your collection.
•Add items you want to your wish list.
•Sort your lists alphabetically or by release date.
•Search for any downloads.
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•Link to the Stampin' Up! Online Store to shop.
Feel free to jump and shout because this is one library where you don't have to be quiet. Get it now and you'll be the most awesome librarian around. Happy cataloging.
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All they have to do is order online using the Hostess code you gave them. Once they finish their orders it is shipped directly to them. No need for you to drop them off. And they are shipped when their online order is placed, not when you close your workshop! (MDS Downloads and clearance items included.)
Send out the Hostess Code. Email it, Facebook it and invite everyone to place an online order.
(Customer enters the codes with their online order.)
Hostess Code only good for 30 days of the time the workshop was opened.
With the wedding only 1 week away I'm not sure how much creative time I'll get in!
But I'll try my best to keep you informed of anything new.
Why go to the store when a birthday, graduation, wedding, or even a time for expressing gratitude comes up? The Everyday Occasions Cardmaking Kit puts cards for all of those events right at your fingertips. And best of all, they’ll be handmade!
The kit contains everything you need (minus adhesive and scissors) to create 20 beautiful cards for almost any occasion, and it comes with a beautiful box to store your cards in.
To see all the goodies included in this kit click HERE
The Everyday Occasions kit includes:
* Cardstock and envelopes for 20 cards
* Twine, buttons & clips
* Pre-cut paper embellishments
* Mini ink pads (Stampin’ Spots)
* Seven-piece Occasions Stamp Set & clear stamp block
* Full color Tips & Tricks brochure for making the cards
* A cool, storable, giftable box
Oh where, oh where have I been?
Well, I lost my mojo! I surely have. I even ordered some new Stampin' Up! products and all I could do was unpack them. Seriously! Such cute stuff and it just sat there staring back at me.
But I do have an excuse. My son's wedding is in in a couple of weeks! It was moved to this year instead of next year.
And my brain is in over drive.
I'm so excited for them. The new time line will make things easier on them should he deploy. It just makes us have to hurry up and get things done a lot sooner.
So, again, sorry for the lack of cards. I'm definitely going to get back into the swing of things soon.
two new sets: Map It Out & Greetings From. They’re great by themselves, but when used together they can help you create customized maps for so many things: save-the-dates, moving postcards, travel keepsake containers, and just-saying-hello cards, to name a few.
Most of the images fit perfectly on the smallest clear blocks, and are easy to layer and line up. But be careful not to lose any of the little pieces—they are sneaky! (California almost didn’t make it to the photo shoot!) They also coordinate nicely with our circle punches (US/CA)—letting you create easy tags or embellishments for scrapbook pages.
The greetings from the Greetings From Stamp Set fit perfectly around the state abbreviation icons from the Map It Out set. Add a dashed line, an “x” to mark the spot—and other fun details—and you’ve got a perfect postcard to send to friends and family to let them know you’ve moved.
Ajournal from the Try Me Paper Pumpkin kit, and embellished it with some stamping to make a travel journal. It’s the perfect size to bring on a trip and make notes along the way.
Hard to believe, but Christmas is only 3 months away.
These beautiful new digital downloads are perfect for some of my christmas scrapbook pages and projects!
These are the newest addtions to Stampin' Up's My Digital Studio downloads.
You can try My Digital Studio (MDS) for FREE
Why go with boring, white, normal-sized envelopes when you can use colorful paper to create everything from itty bitty to long and skinny?
Envelope Punch Board
There are times when a creative urge overwhelms me and I have to give in. I have a lot of loves and crafting has a lot of crafts!
After I completed a cross stitch project recently I looked at my stash of thread and thought to myself. Self, you really should do some embroidery. It's been years since you did this. So why not!
I found some cute patterns online. Traced them to fabric. And just went to town.
No pattern. Just fun.
It's been a wonderful break.
When my life gets busy, as it has been these last few weeks, I sometimes have to shift my brain over to doing things that repeat themselves.
Knitting, crochet and needle work seem to sooth my soul.
It's a good thing.
15% Off Butterfly Bundle
Who doesn’t love butterflies? No one, that’s who.
Butterfly shapes are great on projects for any occasion. So make sure to get in on our current offer: bundle and save 15 percent on this butterfly stamp set and punch between August 29-September 30, 2013!
15% Savings Price
Butterfly Bundle (Clear-Mount)
Papillion Potpourri Clear-Mount Stamp Set
Bitty Butterfly Punch
Butterfly Bundle (Wood-Mount)
Papillion Potpourri Wood-Mount Stamp Set
Bitty Butterfly Punch
I used Stampin' Up! digital program, MDS, to print out the flower. Then I colored it in with Copic markers. Love this stamp set! You can get it in rubber or as a digital download. I love the option of the digital because I can size the image how I want. More options!
Creative Elements Stamp Brush Set (MDS Digital Download)
Love finding images on Stampin' Up! MDS that I can print out and color. The fun thing about MDS is that once you have these images on your computer you can print them out any size you want! And you will find retired stamp sets too. So very cool!
We were able to spend a few days at my parents place before school started. It's fun to see all the animals, fruit trees and new projects that my father has on his little slice of heaven. Ben really enjoyed playing with their newest addition, Paco!
Had a little fun with the new Washi Tape from SU! Holiday catty. I adhered it to some white card stock. Layering it. Then I punched it out. Stamped the saying and the background. Added more Washi tape. Fun small and quick thank you card.
Artisan Label Punch 130920
A Round Array 129087
Kind & Cozy 129126
Love both dies and the stamps from SU!s Backyard Basics (132728). There are so many fun things that can be done with either the stamps, the stamps and dies or just the dies. I colored in the the images using Copic markers.
Getting ready for school to start tomorrow. I really enjoy summer break. Having my boys home has always been great.
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I wanted to create a simple card. Simple, in that it didn't need coloring!
I used the burlap ribbon to create a pocket to place the smaller stamped panel. I folded the ribbon in half and stitched it to a square piece of Natural Composition DSP. Added one of Stampin' Up! cute antique button brads.
I sometimes like to think out of the box when I use my products. I used the tulip die without the corresponding stamp set. Die cutting it onto several scrap pieces of paper and cutting out the layers to create the flower. The pretty polka dot paper is from the new Holiday Catalog.
I combined the Large Scallop Die with 2 layers of the saw tooth edgelits.
NEW "Best Of" Halloween Stamp Set RELEASED for August!
They've been called flip cards, flip flop cards, swing cards, and more-but they have always been a bit tricky to create. Not anymore! Our amazing new Thinlits Card Dies cut and score to create a card that flips in just one step.
Label Card Thinlits Die
Circle Card Thinlits Die
Available August 1, 2013
There are some products you just have to see in action before you realize how much you need them, right?
These new card dies come with extra die pieces that have versatile designs, so you can use them on other projects, not just flip cards. (The Circle Card Thinlits Die comes with 10 total pieces; the Label Card Thinlits Die comes with nine total pieces.)
Click on the flyer to see PDF.
With the number of dies you're getting, plus the die that creates the card itself, the price is a great value-especially to create an interactive card!
Circle Card Thinlits Die (item 133480):
Both card dies pair well with:
In less than 24 hours the Stampin' Up! Holiday Catalog will be LIVE (Aug. 1, 12:01 a.m. Mountain).
Included on my card are some wonderful yummy papers, washi tapes,ribbon and stamps that you will be available.
To create a feather take a small piece of wire, desired length of your feather and place it on the sticky side of the Washi tape. Add another piece of tape on top of the wire. Adhering the 2 pieces of tape together with the wire between them. Then just cut out the shape of a feather and using your scissors add the fringe. Twist, turn or do what ever you want with your feather to make it look more real.
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|Backyard Basics Framelits Dies 129380 Price: $24.95|
This is really adorable single stamp called Fishin' Around. (item # 131118 $8.95) I colored in the fish and the bowl using copic makers. Then I cut out the fish and added them to the bowl using dimensional tape.
I have some fun ideas spinning in my head on how to use this stamp with other stamps!
I used the Large Scallop Edgelits Die to create the wave. Just use the selvage edge!
|Large Scallop Edgelits Die 127019 Price: $7.95|
Other items used -
Perfect Polka Dots Textured Impressions Embossing Folder Die 117335 Price: $7.95
Stylin' Girl is a really adorable set by Stampin' Up! I enjoyed coloring in the little cute girls using my Copic markers. I popped up their dresses and added some pearls to the cards.
The background is Beautifully Baroque Textured Impressions Embossing Folder
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I love this set. It's beautiful colored or just as is.
I stamped the images in black and used the corresponding dies to cut them out. Oh so easy!
I'm trying to push myself to make more cards that don't require coloring. Very much out of my comfort zone, but fun to do.
Backyard Basics Clear Bundle 132728 Price:36.50
Backyard Basics 129258 Price: $17.95
How cute is that dog? Love him. I'm a dog person and this set is adorable. I used my Copic markers to color him. Popped him up with some dimensional.
The background paper will be available soon in our Holiday Mini come August! Love the new paper stacks.
I used my new SU! Washi tape, glued ribbon over it and added Neutrals Candy Dots
Giggle Greetings 131065 Price: $16.95 (Clear-Mount)
It only took me over 25 years to have my own space. But I finally committed a small corner of our bonus room for my stuff.
A sweet friend blessed me with the white storage units last year when she remodeled her stamp room. I had them stored in a utility room. I've always had at least a desk where I could work from time to time and then have all of my creative junk stored around the house in various places. Which can be a pain!
I realized that when my son moved out I would still need his old room as a guest bedroom, so converting his room to a art room wasn't an option. And my youngest is many years from moving out. So I decided to push the sofa that we had up there to a different location and take a corner just for me.
I kept the fold out table that was up there. Why? My sweet son often used it to work on his artistic creations. He would draw, paint, marker etc one corner of the desk.I love it! It's a reminder of how talented he is.
I wanted a record, 45s, holder for my dies and I found one on Etsy for $10! Perfect.
Found the shelving unit at Target and it's perfect to keep my knitting/crochet pattern books and mags. Now they are all in one place. I have 2 baskets under the fold out desk where I keep my yarns. My stamp pads are kept in that black case next to the dies storage. It was a CD carrier, before we had IPods! Fits my Stampin' Up! Ink pads perfectly. (I have 2 of them, one is empty, so it's stored elsewhere. As you can see I don't keep many stamp sets. I just piled them up on the desk. (Older stamps are store elsewhere. And I don't keep many of them. Most of them are stamps or sets that I created.)
Love those clear baskets! Found them at Target in the bath aisle. They store my paints.
I keep all of my punches in the pull out drawers.
I cut down my 12 x 12 SU! Designer Series papers to 6 x6. Then store them in a clear container on my desk. Since I mostly do cards or smaller scaled projects I don't need to store much scrapbooking paper.(Older scrapbooking paper is in a container under the desk.) So these shelves worked perfectly for the rest of my paper supplies and extra stuff.
Where I color. This is in the main part of the house. Separate from the bonus room. It's nice to have it upstairs, tucked away. I can just sit there, watch a show on the computer and color away.
So now that I finally have a dedicated room I have been busy creating. It's been a long wait to finally have a small space just for me, but oh so worth it!
Have you ever wanted a stamp but couldn't find the perfect image? Maybe one of your customers has a special family logo or a sketch she'd like to have as a stamp. Well now she can! Undefined is Stampin' Up!'s new stamp carving product line. You define the rubber stamp any way you want.
When you carve your very own stamp, you have will have an entirely new and different creative experience. And when you're finished, you will have created a one-of-a-kind stamp!
How exactly do you carve a stamp? Watch the video for a tutorial.
Intrigued? We know you want to get your hands on the kit and start carving your own masterpieces.
Here are the item numbers you'll need (we suggest adding a refill kit on your first order . . . trust us, you're gonna want it).
Item # Description Price 133402
Undefined Stamp Carving Kit $19.95
134808 Undefined Refill Kit $9.95 124236
Clear-Mount Cling Foam* $10.95
*Add a sheet of Clear-Mount Cling Foam to create your own clear-mount stamps. Mounting your stamps on the cling foam allows you to make stamps any size you want, not just what will fit on the blocks in the kit.
Included in the Stamp Carving Kit:
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