Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Petite Purse -- Preview

I'm not one for rushing time, but I CAN'T wait for April to begin!!  Starting April 1st (running through April 30th) Stampin Up! customers will be able to purchase the "Summer Smooches" line prior to the release in the 2012-2012 catalog.  

Daffodil Delight Seam Binding Ribbon  $6.95
Brights Blossoms Set  (wood) $16.95; (clear) $12.95
Summer Smooches Decor Stencil * $7.95
Summer Smooches Designer Fabric $9.95
Summer Smooches Fabric Designer Brads*  $6.95
Summer Smooches Designer Series Paper  $10.95
Summer Smooches Digital Kit  $9.95
Petite Purse Bigz L Die  $32.95

*Fabric Brads and Decor Stencil are exclusive to this special offer and will not be available after April 30th.   All other items listed above will be in the 2012-2013 catalog.  

Below are a few pictures of the Petite Purse made with Daffodil Delight Paper and the Summer Smooches Designer Series Paper.    It is SO cute and would make a beautiful favor box for so many occasions (birthdays, bridal showers, etc).  

Have a Happy Stamping Day!

Monday, March 19, 2012

Celebrate with Balloons - consider it cased

I saw this card on Splitcoast Stampers (1stampingnightowl made it) and fell in love!!   I decided to use the Glimmer Paper for the clouds instead of Whisper White, but otherwise it is pretty much the same.  
My Stamping Group will be making this card this coming Saturday and I hope they really like it!! :)  
I think I may sponge the background in Bashful Blue to "create" more of a sky on my 2nd sample -- gotta play a little more before the weekend (oh darn).  

You too can earn the Stamp Set (Outlined Occasions) for FREE during Sale-a-Brations.   For EVERY $50.00 in product (before S/H and Tax) you earn 1 FREE product in the Sale-a-Bration catalog.  Contact me with any questions!!  

Stampin Up! Products:
Stamp: Outlined Occasions (Sale-a-Brations)
Card Stock:  Pacific Point, Whisper White, and Glimmer Paper
Paper:  Brights Patterns Designer Series Paper Stack
Accessories:  Heart Punch, Cupcake Punch, Boho Blossom Punch, Markers

Have a Happy Stamping Day!

"Magic" Mixed Bunch

I was asked by a customer, "What can you do with Clear Embossing Powder?"  Here is one answer -- create a beautiful card using the "Magic Snowflake" technique.  All you need is Glossy White Paper, Clear (or white) embossing powder, heat gun, cotton balls, rubbing alcohol, and reinkers.    My stamping group will be making the card shown below this coming Saturday! 

Magic Snowflake Technique:
(1)  Emboss your design using Clear or White Embossing Powder on Glossy White Paper.
(2) Put some rubbing alcohol onto the cotton ball (saturate it about half-way).
(3) Place several drops of re-inkers on the cotton ball (used three colors above).
(4) Start dabbing the wet cotton ball over the entire paper until desired pattern is achieved.
(5) Heat the Glossy White paper and "Magically" watch as the ink evaporates off the embossed design. 

Stampin Up! Products:
Stamps:  Mixed Bunch, Loving Thoughts, Take It to Heart
Card Stock:  Peach Parfait, Baja Breeze, So Saffron, and Glossy White Paper
Paper:  Just Add Cake Designer Series Paper, 2010-2012 In Color Patterns Designer Series Paper Stack (Peach Parfait)
Ink:  Baja Breeze, Peach Parfait, So Saffron, Timber Brown Stazon
Accessories:  Clear Embossing Powder, Paper Snips, Heat Tool, Powder Pals

Have a Happy Stamping Day!

Friday, March 16, 2012

Spring Fever Scrapbook Pages

We are going to be making a 8x8 scrapbook page at my upcoming workshop.   I decided to use the Spring Fever Simply Scrappin' Kit that is in the Occasions Mini.   My inspiration came from the sample shown in the Mini; I wanted to keep it simple and clean because a lot of my group have not or do not scrapbook.   

The great thing about the Simply Scrappin' Kits is that is does not have to be just for scrapbooking, you can make A LOT of cards with this kit.   It comes with eight (8) 12x12 sheets of textured card stock, six (6) sheets of Designer Series Paper and three (3) sheets of self-adhesive die-cuts.  

My group will also have a choice of using Delightful Daffodil or Pear Pizzazz as their base for the scrapbook page.   Shown below is Basic Gray and Melon Mambo.  

Stampin Up! Products:
Kit:  Spring Fever Simply Scrappin'
Card Stock:  (shown above) Basic Gray, Melon Mambo, and Pear Pizzazz.  Daffodil Delight (not shown above but is included in the kit)
Paper:  Spring Fever Designer Series Paper (included in Kit)
Other:  Pearls, Rhinestones, Timeless Type Junior Alphabet Sizzlits Die, Lace Ribbon Border Punch

Have a Happy Stamping Day!