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January 2009

More from my stamp-a-stack

Here is another card we made at my stamp-a-stack earlier this month.  The gals could choose their main image.

Loveyoumuchsas1   

Loveyoumuchsas 

We sponged ink on the whisper white card stock and then stamped the image in Versamark and heat set with the white embossing powder.  Then the images were either punched or cut out.

Stamps: Love You Much, A Happy Heart

Bravo Burgundy, Pretty in Pink, Whisper White card stock

Brave Burgundy, Pretty in Pink classic ink, Versamark

White EP, various punches, Bravo Burgundy Wide Grosgrain

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Owl Together Now from my stamp-a-stack

I forgot to post this card.  We made them at my stamp-a-stack earlier this month. 

Owltogethersasjan 

Stamps: Owl Together Now, Canvas

Chocolate Chip, Tangerine Tango, Whisper White card stock

Chocolate Chip, Tangerine Tango, Old Olive ink

Blender Pens, Big Shot, Top Note die, Chocolate Chip Grosgrain, circle punches

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What a difference a little alcohol makes!!!

Not that kind of alcohol...geez, rubbing alcohol!!  I tried spritzing some rubbing alcohol on my card stock before I ran it through my Big Shot using the NEW Texturz Plates.  WOW, I am not kidding, it makes a BIG difference.

Here is a piece of card stock without the alcohol on it.

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Here is a piece of card stock photographed in the same light but I did spritz alcohol on it before running through the Big Shot.

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WOW this totally ROCKS!!!  The embossing is so much more defined with the alcohol.  The card stock is already dry when it comes out of the machine.  This is just too cool!!!

Go get some alcohol and tell them Barb sent you!!!

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New Texturz plates for your Big Shot!!

I have been struggling with getting a good picture of this cad since I made it Thursday night.  For some reason, I just cannot get the texture from the embossing plates to show very well on a photograph.  Well, I tried for the last time this morning so this is as good as it gets...LOL

Texturechocsummersun   

You can see the polka dots pretty good on the bottom portion of the card but it really does have uniform texture on the whole thing.  I used the So Saffron Wide Grosgrain that will be available next month as a FREEBIE during Sale-A-Bration.  There are smaller polka dots on the white circle under the felt flower but that doesn't show up at all!!  Do you see that wonderful Corduroy Brad?  Do you need to have some of them??  Well, you can get all of the new Corduroy Buttons and Brads in all six colors plus other embellishments by participating in my product sampling clubs, Click HERE to read all about it!!

Supplies

On Your Birthday

Chocolate Chip, Summer Sun and Whisper White card stock

Summer Sun marker to highlight only the word GREETINGS

Flower Fusion Too felt flowers, the NEW CORDUROY BRADS..these things are so AWESOME!! Word Window, 1 1/4 Circle Punches and the So Saffron Grosgrain Ribbon

Big Shot, Pennant die (big scallop), Stampin' Up! Backgrounds Texturz Plates

There is only one week left for you to take advantage of the Love You Much Bundle special pricing, after January 31st the price goes from $41.48 up to $51.85.  You can email your order to me or place your order online through my WEBSITE

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Another new goodie, Build-a-Fairytale!!

Fairytalebox 

Check out this shadow box made with the NEW Build a Fairytale Die Cut Kit.  All the images are die cut and you get four sheets of 12x12 die cuts all for only $8.95.  You can see this kit on page 181 in the new catalog.

Buildafairytale1   

Need a catalog, contact me to get one!!

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Some NEW Stuff!!

Here are a couple of samples that use some items in the NEW catalog!!  I love new stuff, I ordered yesterday and my goodies will be here Thursday...WOOHOO!!!!!!

Isn't this bag the bomb!!!  I just love it!!  It uses the new DSP called Urban Oasis and there is a Kiwi Kiss button on the scallop, yes we now have corduroy buttons!!!  You can get a sampling of our new Designer Series Papers and Embellishments, join a product club, Click HERE for details.

Bag 

This owl card uses the On Board So Tweet chipboard, I am really beginning to like the owls.  The other card uses a set called Good Friend, it is on page 91 and if you look on that page, you will find another super fun set called Trendy Trees!!  Love it!

Cards1 

Have a fun stampin' day!!!

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New Catalog Product Clubs - Buttons, Brads, Ribbon, Designer Series Paper

*If you are in Canada, please visit my friend Julie's blog HERE as she is doing these shares for Canadians.  Thanks!!

It's that time again.  A NEW Stampin' Up! catalog means a bunch of fabulous new products so I am offering product clubs again.  I have done this for the past three years since you all love it so much!!

I know how hard it is to want all the new stuff in the catalog but ordering everything would mean Mac & Cheese for dinner for a month!!  That is why I offer you these product clubs, a club allows you to purchase samplings of all the new products without breaking the bank. Have you seen the new Crocheted Flowers on page 177!!

 
EVERYONE WHO TAKES A SPOT IN ANY OF THE CLUBS BY JANUARY 24TH WILL BE ENTERED IN A DRAWING (demonstrators are welcome to participate in these clubs).  I WILL GIVE AWAY TWO PACKS OF SOHO DESIGNER HARDWARE, TWO PACKS OF HOORAY DESIGNER HARDWARE AND TWO PACKS OF FLOWER ASSORTMENT BRADS (see these on page 175 of the new catalog). I WILL DRAW SIX NAMES ON JANUARY 25TH AND EACH WINNER WILL RECEIVE ONE OF THESE GOODIES IN THEIR PACKAGE.
 
Talk to your friends and order together for combined shipping.  If you would like more than one share in any club or a spot in mulitple clubs, email me for a combined price. 
 
I will take orders for the first shipment through Saturday, January 24th and then I will place the order.  Orders after the 24th will be included in the next shipment.

The "I Want it All" Package (one spot in each of the three clubs)$80.00  Purchase the IWIA club by January 24th and I will include two of the new Fleurettes crocheted flowers shown on page 177 with your order and you will receive an extra ticket in the hardware drawing.

I Want It All Club

DESIGNER SERIES PAPER CLUB-$37.95

PAPERS SHOWN ON PAGES 158-161

Paper

You will receive 125 6x6 pieces of all of our current designer series papers shown on pages 158-161 (I am not including the Patterns Designer Series Papers on page 159).  Your sampler will include the 16 regular Designer Series Papers, the 4 fabulous NEW Specialty Designer Series Papers and the uber cool Taste of Textiles Papers (page 156).  The Rockabilly Specialty paper has glossy accents and the Parisian Breeze, To the Nines and Sweet Slumber Specialty papers are TEXTURED cover weight paper...WOO HOO!!!! 

You would need to spend over $250.00 to purchase full packs of all these papers.  This is a great way to get all of these beautiful papers at a really great price of only .30 cents per sheet.

Designer Series Paper Club

BUTTONS, BRADS & CLIPS CLUB-$24.00

NEW EMBELLISHMENTS shown on pages 174 & 176!!!!

Each share will include the following:

*5/16" Brads - 5 of each color (Chocolate Chip, Very Vanilla, Whisper White and Silver) for a total of 20 brads

*5/8" Brads - 3 of each color  (Chocolate Chip, Very Vanilla, Whisper White and Silver) for a total of 12 brads
*Corduroy Buttons and Brads - 1 of each style in six colors (Kiwi Kiss, Chocolate Chip, Kraft, Pacific Point, Pumpkin Pie, Summer Sun) for a total of 18 pieces
*1/2" Library Clips - 2 of each color (Chocolate Chip, Old Olive, Whisper White) for a total of 6 pieces
*Button Latte - 1 of each style and color of button (Chocolate Chip, So Saffron, Very Vanilla, Whisper White) for a total of 10 buttons.

You will receive a total of 72 pieces, this is only .33 per piece, what a GREAT deal!!!  You would spend over $100 to get full packs of all of these embellishments and I am giving you a whopping 72 pieces to work with!!

  New Embellishment Club

RIBBON CLUB-$26.75

NEW RIBBONS-shown on page 178!!! (the ribbon originals are shown in the picture)

Ribbons

Each share will include the following:
*Dress Up Ribbon Originals - 1 yard of each design for a total of  3 yards
*Pig Tails Ribbon Originals - 2 yards of each design for a total of 4 yards
*Valet Ribbon Originals - 1 yard of each design for a total of 3 yards
*NEW 1/2" Striped Grosgrain - 2 yards in each color for a total of 6 yards (colors include Old Olive, Pretty in Pink, So Saffron)
*Organza Ribbon - 2 yards Whisper White

You would have to spend over $80 to purchase full rolls and packs of all of these ribbons.  By participating in my club, you will receive 18 yards of ribbon to use on multiple projects for less than $1.50 a yard.

Ribbon Club

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Retiring Designer Series Paper-simple cards

I almost forgot to post these cards.  I was working on some projects for my workshops earlier this month and really wanted to use this cute little bird die that comes in the Big Shot Starter Kit.  I tried the same layout with a few different retiring papers.  Leave me a comment and tell me which one you like best!!

Maine Blueberrry

Maineblueberrybird 

Hawaii Papaya

Hawaiipapayabird 

Parisian Summer

Parisianbird 

Today is the last day to order from the Fall-Winter Catalog and to take advantage of the Inventory Blowout Sale!

Retiring Stamp Sets - available through January 18th

Retiring Accessories (I will update the list as often as I can)

Inventory Blowout - while supplies last - see pictures of some of these items HERE

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Another Glitter Window

I just had to make another glitter window card.  I have done these before but it has been a long time!!

Crabcompanygliterwindow 

I love this set, Crab & Company, it is just so much fun to work with.  Sunday is the last opportunity you have to get this set as it will retire.  Here are a few more Crab & Company cards

Crab company bright 

Crabcocrayonsasapril 

Retiring Stamp Sets - available through January 18th

Retiring Accessories (I will update the list as often as I can)

Inventory Blowout - while supplies last - see pictures of some of these items HERE

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More from my Technique Geeks Class

This is the other technique we are learning this month.  It is called the Glitter widow.

Classicbackgroundsglitterwidow 

Another variation of the same card

Classicbackgroundsglitterwidow1 

I decided on this one for the class attendees as I liked the blue star in the glitter window a little better. :-)

Supplies:

Classic Backgrounds, Holiday Collection, Wonderful Words, Starstruck-ALL OF THESE SETS ARE RETIRING AS OF SUNDAY SO IF YOU NEED THEM, CONTACT ME ASAP

Sage Shadow, Brocade Blue, Creamy Caramel, Whisper White card stock

Sage Shadow, Brocade Blue, Creamy Caramel Classic Ink

Dazzling Diamonds Glitter, both Star punches, Alpine Ribbon Originals, Creamy Caramel Gingham Ribbon BOTH OF THESE RIBBONS ARE RETIRING AS OF SUNDAY SO IF YOU NEED THEM, CONTACTM E ASAP

Retiring Stamp Sets - available through January 18th

Retiring Accessories (I will update the list as often as I can)

Inventory Blowout - while supplies last - see pictures of some of these items HERE

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Technique Geeks Class Tonight!!

I have my technique geeks class tonight and this is one of the projects the gals will be making.

Loveyoumuchretiform 

It is done using the Retiform Grid technique.  I used the Love You Much and A Happy Heart stamp sets.  The button is from the Bold Brights Buttons and they are retiring as of Sunday along with the Soft Subtles, Rich Regals and Earth Elements collections.  Contact me to get your buttons before they are gone forever!!  You can still purchase the Love You Much Bundle at a 20% discount too.

Suplies:

Love You Much, A Happy Heart

Real Red, Close to Cocoa, Whisper White card stock

Pretty in Pink, Close to Cocoa, Real Red classic ink

Bold Brights Buttons, Linen Thread

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NEW Ribbon and Paper Clubs Forming!!

I will be posting my ribbon, embellishment and Designer Series Paper clubs here on Monday.  You won't want to miss these!!!  The new DSP has some glossy and textured options and they will be included.   We also have some new striped and specialty ribbons as well as corduroy covered buttons...these buttons are to die for!!!

Be sure to check back on Monday for all the details!!

Only a few days to order from the current catalog, call or email me with your order.

Retiring Stamp Sets - available through January 18th

Retiring Accessories (I will update the list as often as I can)

Inventory Blowout - while supplies last - see pictures of some of these items HERE

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Big Shot Basics Class - here are the projects

I held two sessions of my Big Shot Basics class last week and the gals and myself had alot of fun using the various dies for the Big Shot.

Here are the three projects that they made during this first class.  The first two were done with dies that came in their Starter Kits and the last one was done with the Pennant die.

Scallopenvywildred 

Sweetstemspolkamonogram1 

Notice the die cut and embossed little flower image, it is a new die called an embosslit and it is in the NEW catalog along with four other embosslits!!!!

Here is the third project, we used the pennant die on this one.  You will notice all the lines I have drawn on my die.  I used a Silver Sharpie and a straight edge to draw the lines so I can see where to place my paper on the die.

100_4818 

I also used a Black Sharpie to write the minimum paper sizes I need for the die on the end.  I did this on all my Bigz and Bigz XL dies so I don't have to measure all the time and I don't have to waste any paper. :-)

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Here is the project

Pennantvdaypouch 

Time is running out to order the retiring stamp sts and accessories, click on the links to view the items and then call me with your order!!

Retiring Stamp Sets - available through January 18th

Retiring Accessories (I will update the list as often as I can)

Inventory Blowout - while supplies last - see pictures of some of these items HERE

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Big Shot - Petal Card Hanging Heart Pouch

I had my second Big Shot Basics class of the week yesterday and we had a blast.  After class, the gals wanted me to show them my Petal Card die.  I got it out and started messing around with it.  Ramona came up with the brilliant idea of turning a couple of Petal Cards into a heart shaped pouch so I put this together.  I have an incredibly easy tutorial at the end of this post for this pouch, click HERE to see my other tutorials.

Petalhearthanger 

Isn't this just the cutest thing!!!  It makes me happy just looking at it!!  Imagine this hanging on a door knob or the back of an office chair for a co-worker....too cute!!!

I used the Petal Party Simply Scrappin Kit and added a bit of ribbon and a sentiment from a stamp set called A Happy Heart set.  Here is a side view, I used the Rhinestone brads to secure the ribbon, they are on sale for $7.99 right now!!  Notice the punched out hearts on the front, I love how this looks.  I used my scraps of Pixie Pink Textured card stock and the NEW Heart to Heart punch to add this fun detail.

Petalhearthangerside  

Supplies

A Happy Heart

Pixie Pink textured card stock, Old Olive card stock and my Pennant die for the scallop

Designer paper and die cuts are from the Petal Party SS kit

Heart to Heart punch with Pixie Pink for the hearts, Fire Circles Rhinestone Brads, Very Vanilla Wide Grosgrain

Butterfinger heart chocolates, the color is a perfect match!!

Here is the tutorial (sorry about the pictures, I took them at night):

Cut two Petal Cards and a 5 x 2 strip from any color card stock.  **I recommend embellishing the front before putting it together.  For the tutorial, I used a contrasting color so you can get a better visual.  You can make your strip as wide as you need it but keep the 5" length.  Fold the strip in half.

Supplies 

Apply Tombow mono multi to the outside of two of the petals

Adhesive 

Adhere these to the inside of the folded strip

Half  

Apply Tombow mono multi to two petals of the other petal card and adhere those to the inside of the strip creating a pouch.  Here is the inside view

Inside 

Here is the outside view

Outside

Too easy!!!  Embellish as you wish :-)

Hope you enjoyed this, to see my other tutorials, click HERE or use the link in the right side bar!!

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More Three Step-Step Stampin' with the Butterfly

Here is another card I did using the Flight of the Butterfly stamp set and three step stampin'.  You may remember THIS CARD .  I copied the layout but changed the details.

Flightbutterflyturquoise 

I used my Crafter's Tool Kit to add detail in the upper right corner and to add a row of piercing along the bottom edge of the Tempting Turquoise layer.  The little flower I added is from the Pretties Kit and I added an Ice Circle Rhinestone Brad to the middle of it.  Rhinestone Brads are on the Inventory Blowout Sale List at a whopping 27% discount!!!

Supplies:

Flight of the Butterfly - on sale for 20% off through January 18th with a $20 order

Certainly Celery, Night of Navy, Tempting Turquoise, Whisper White card stock

Certainly Celery, Night of Navy, Tempting Turquoise classic ink

Celery wide grosgrain, Pretties Kit, Ice Circle Rhinestone Brads, Crafter's Tool Kit, Stamp-a-ma-jig

Retiring Stamp Sets - available through January 18th

Retiring Accessories (I will update the list as often as I can)

Inventory Blowout - while supplies last - see pictures of some of these items HERE

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