Sunday, July 27, 2014

July Shoebox

Today I will share the wonderful cards from our July Shoebox Swap. I meet monthly with a terrific group of ladies and this month we all brought a technique to share. What a fun day we had!
Jay-Dee Veach - Polished Stone
 Although Jay-Dee's card didn't use SU! stamps, and the scan doesn't do it justice, this is the Polished Stone technique. Use alcohol on a cotton ball, drop a few drops of  classic re-inker and a metallic re-inker, then 'pounce' the color on glossy card stock. It's really beautiful in real life!
Marilyn Moseley - Sponged Background
Marilyn used 3 colors of classic ink refill on a make-up wedge and 'swirled' the color on Whisper White card stock. It makes a beautiful background for Lovely as a Tree! I can see this with fall colors and the large oak tree from this set.
Sue Komberec - Felted Napkin
Sue used a gingham napkin, separated the layers and then used 'cheapo' plastic wrap between the card stock and the napkin. We ironed the 'sandwich' until the plastic wrap fused the napkin to the card stock. Great effect, especially with the retired set that Sue chose!
Jen Hern - Shaped card
Jen used the Daydream Medallions and the Floral Frames Framelits to create this Sunflower shaped card. It actually opens because you score the large layer and then adhere it to the back layer (although you can't see that in this pic). Great use of the Framelits to make a super card!
Dawn Bristlin - 2-step Stamping
 Dawn used the new Flower Patch stamp set and the Flower Flair Framelits to create this great 2-step stamping card. She used new In-Colors for the flowers and colored the button with Blendabilities. This card is so cheerful.
Mary Lou Nelson - Marbles
 Mary Lou used 3 marbles and re-inkers to create this great background. Put the marbles in a container that can be closed. Add re-inkers and close the container. Then 'shake' the container as the marbles roll around in the ink, it creates this terrific background!
Jeri Cyr - Shaving Cream
For this technique, take hubby's shaving cream (not gel) and fill a paper plate. Smooth it out and then add a few drops of re-inker (I used 2 colors) and with a skewer, swirl the color around. Then lay your card stock on the shaving cream. Lift it off and put a second sheet of card stock on top (you will get 2 sheets to use). Once you separate the 2 pieces of card stock, use a paper towel in a swirling motion to remove the excess shaving cream.

I hope you have enjoyed these cards and techniques and that you are inpired to create and share some of your own. Thanks for stopping by today. Until next time....Happy Stamping!

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Christmas in July Surprise!

Announced today by SU!: You can pre-order this beautiful set, called Beauty of the Season, beginning today! It will be in the Holiday Catalog that will be available on Sept. 1.

 Also announced today, 2 more photopolymer stamp sets. The first called Christmas Bliss, the second called Dear Heart, the boy version of the popular Sweetie Pie set.

Don't delay...order any or all of these today by going to my online store here! Get crackin' on your holiday projects early and enjoy the holidays this year! Happy Stamping!

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

How to Use Blendabilities

For those of you who are still 'on the fence' about the Blendabilities, SU! has added some great videos to their YouTube channel here. The videos are from different SU! employees and how they blend with the markers. This will show you that there is really no 'right' or 'wrong' way to use them. It's whatever you're comfortable with. Go to the link and watch them, then go to my on line store and get yours. They really are a 'blast' to work with.

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Buy 3 Get 1 FREE! and Blendabilities

 BUY 3 DESIGNER SERIES PAPER PACKS, GET 1 FREE:  Have you been waiting for a great deal on Stampin' Up! Designer Series Paper? Well, wait no longer!  When you purchase three Designer Series Paper Packs during the month of July, you'll get one absolutely FREE. Don't miss out on this chance to stock up and save on our beautifully designed paper!   July 1 - July 31.
PLEASE NOTE:  Only Designer Series Paper valued at $10.95 on pages 186 and 187 of the Stampin' Up! 2014-2015 Annual Catalog qualify for either the "buy 3" or "get 1 free!"
 
 
SELECT BLENDABILITIES MARKERS NOW AVAILABLE! 
Alcohol ink markers made for blending and shading. Use with Memento Pad (below). Acid free, lignin free. 3 markers (light, medium, dark) per assortment except for the Skin Tone Assortment which includes 6 markers.
In addition, the following accessories are also available:
  • Memento Ink Pad $5.95 - Use with Stampin’ Blendabilities Markers. Tuxedo Black. Acid free.  This is my "go to" black ink for ALL projects.
  • Memento Ink Refill $4.95 - Refill: 0.5 fl. oz. 
  • Color Lifter  - Soften ink saturation by lifting color from paper. 1 lifter. 
 
 

Sunday, June 29, 2014

Birthday Cards

I'm going to share some birthday cards with you today. As you can see from the first one, I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the Blendabilities. And, don't forget...YOU can order them beginning July 1. See previous post for the colors available.
I used a Whisper White card base, an Old Olive layer and then a Rich Razzleberry layer punched with the retired Eyelet Border punch. Colored the Blended Bloom flower with Rich Razzleberry and Daffodil Delight Blendabilities. The leaves were cut from Old Olive with the retired Secret Garden Framelits.
This is a card in a box card I made for our 'Little Princess'. She's the one who got the new swing set. She turns 2 in July. I made this with my e-cutter. The DSP is retired SU! and the crowns were cut using the Silver Glimmer paper and the Silver Foil paper.
Thanks for stopping by today. Happy Stamping!

Saturday, June 28, 2014

Blendabilities Update

GOOD NEWS! Effective July 1, you will be able to order the following Blendabilities product:
Cherry Cobbler, Coastal Cabana, Old Olive, Pumpkin Pie, Rich Razzleberry, Daffodil Delight and the Skin Tone markers as well as the Memento Ink pad and refill and the Color Lifter marker. Let me know if you have any questions.

Friday, June 27, 2014

Vacation



I have been out of the loop for a bit, as Grampa and I took a trip to California (Fresno) to build a swing set for our youngest granddaughter. She will be 2 next month. Mommy & Daddy picked out the swing set, Gramma & Grampa bought it and Grampa & Daddy built it.
All the pieces and parts
It took about 2 1/2 days total...the weather was VERY HOT (in the upper 90s), so it didn't get worked on all day, every day.

Getting there

Grampa's almost done
Finally....a swing set for our Princess
Having fun with Daddy

Just hangin' out!