Thursday, February 28, 2013

PPA153 Sketch Challenge: NASS: Not A Single Stamp Storytime


This is one of my favorite alternative ways to make a card - without using a stamp but looking like I did! Today's vibrant school days card features Stampin' Up! Storytime Designer Series Paper using a Pals Paper Arts Sketch Challenge #153.

Stamps:
NONE!

Paper:
Storytime Designer Series Paper #126907 $10.95, double sided, pg 58 for suite
Real Red Cardstock 8.5 x 11" #102482 $6.95 for 24 80lb sheets pg 153

Ink:
NONE!

Tools:
Stampin' Trimmer #126889 $29.95 pg 180
Paper Snips #103579 $9.95 pg 180

Accessories and Adhesive:
SNAIL #104432 for the entire runner $6.95, #104332 for the refill adhesive $4.50 pg 177
Stampin' Dimensionals #1044300 $3.95 pg 177 (adhesive foam hexagons that lift up a piece of paper)

How to:
1. Cut your sheet of 8 1/2" x 11" Real Red cardstock down to half, 8 1/2" x 5 1/2". Score at the middle at 4 1/4".

2. Trim a pattern of your choice to 5 1/2" x 2 1/8".

3. Cut out a letter or alphabet  image from the pack of Designer Series Paper. I just eyeballed it with my Paper Snips but you can use the Trimmer.

4. Cut a background color square 1/8" larger than the alphabet image from Pool Party, Basic Gray, So Saffron or Wild Wasabi - your choice - to 2 5/8" x 2 1/4".

5. Trim the rulers, one of each color, using the Stampin' Trimmer, do not leave any white edges.

6. Trim the rulers to the desired lengths for your card, again I just laid them down and rearranged until I like it then snipped the ends straight across at one of the measurements on the paper ruler.

7. Trim the ruler ends into banner points. Using your Paper Snips cut 1/4" (these are rulers after all!) up in the center of each end. Open your Snips again and position the bottom left corner of the paper precisely into your scissors then position the tip of your snips to meet the end of the cut you just made vertically into the end of the paper. Snip! Do the same for the right corner and you'll have a perfect banner end.

8. Adhere pattern and rulers with SNAIL. Adhere alphabet image to colored square with SNAIL. Adhere mounted image using Dimensionals.


















Stampin' Up! Online Classes Now Available

Our new online stamping class is now available!  The Basics This class shares innovative ideas to get the most out of your supplies (from stamps to the Big Shot) with clever tips and techniques. Divided into six sections focused on a variety of topics, this class includes videos, step outs, and supply lists for 30+ projects. Check it out and talk about it. At $14.95 (item 133385) it's a great value for anyone.



PC InstructionsThe files will be downloaded as archive files that you can then extract and save on your computer. When you click on the download link, an extraction program will automatically launch. Choose the location where you would like to save the files (be sure to note where you save them). Follow the prompts on the extraction program, then navigate to the location where you saved the files. Click on the file and open.

Mac Instructions
When you click on the download link, the file will be mounted as a drive. Once it is mounted, open the drive and drag and drop the files to the location of your choice on your hard drive. The files can then be opened.

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Tech Tuesday: Stampin' Up! Digital Downloads - 2 FREE



Free No Regrets Pocket Cards - Digital Download
#133387
Regular Price: $0.00
Preferred Price: $0.00

Download includes:
* 1-page designer template (8-1/2" x 11")

Features:
* Digital exclusive
* Perfect fit for our divided page protectors
* Fun divided pages to add a little pizzazz to your pages

Colors:
Basic Gray, Bermuda Bay, Crushed Curry, Melon Mambo, Pool Party



Free Spring To Life March Wallpaper - Digital Download #133025
Regular Price: $0.00
Download includes:
* 6 embellishments (desktop wallpaper in six sizes)
Features:
* Digital exclusive
* Coordinates with the Spring to Life Kit for even more fun
Colors:
Always Artichoke, Early Espresso, Lucky Limeade, Wild Wasabi



Swallowtail Stamp Brush - Digital Download
#133011
Regular Price: $3.28 Preferred Price: $2.95
Download includes: * 1-piece stamp brush



Lucky You Ensemble - Digital Download
#133461
Regular Price: $8.83 Preferred Price $7.95
Download includes:
* 4-page d├ęcor designer template (8-1/2" x 11")
* 29-piece SVG stamp brush set*
* 1 Designer Series Paper
* 10 embellishments
* 1 punch

Features:
* Digital exclusive
* A lucky little ensemble for St. Patrick’s Day fun
* Coasters, bottle wraps, mini banner, and more will bring some luck o’ the Irish to your home this year

Colors:
Basic Gray, Gumball Green, Pear Pizzazz, Summer Starfruit, Whisper White

* Note: SVG stamps do not work with the original My Digital Studio software



Pleasant Poppies Stamp Brush - Digital Download
#133012
Regular Price: $3.28 Preferred Price: $2.95
Download includes: * 1-piece stamp brush



Spring To Life Kit - Digital Download
#133026
Regular Price: $11.06
Preferred Price: $9.95
Download includes:
* 11-piece SVG stamp brush set*
* 12 Designer Series Papers
* 15 embellishments

Features:
* Digital exclusive
* Gorgeous woods, leaves, and flowers give a relaxing feel that will invite spring to arrive
Colors:
Always Artichoke, Bashful Blue, Brilliant Blue, Cherry Cobbler, Crumb Cake, Crushed Curry, Early Espresso, Lucky Limeade, Marina Mist, Sahara Sand, Tangerine Tango, Very Vanilla, Wild Wasabi
* Note: SVG stamps do not work with the original My Digital Studio software



Happy Things Pocket Cards - Digital Download
#133383
Regular Price: $6.61
Preferred Price: $5.95
Download includes:
* 7-page designer template (8-1/2" x 11")
* 30-piece SVG stamp brush set*
* 5 embellishments
* 3 punches

Features:
* Digital exclusive
* Perfect fit for our divided page protectors
* Fun divided pages will make documenting your life a breeze

Colors:
Basic Black, Basic Gray, Bermuda Bay, Crushed Curry, Melon Mambo, Midnight Muse, Old Olive, Pool Party, Sahara Sand
* Note: SVG stamps do not work with the original My Digital Studio software
Sayings on here I love!
 “A bad attitude is like a flat tire. You can’t move forward without changing it.”
“There is a life about to start when tomorrow comes.”
“Accept what you can’t change – change what you can’t accept.”

Monday, February 25, 2013

Stampin' Up! Catalogs


Item Number
Description
Packaged Amounts
Price
Image
129854
US Annual Catalog 2012-2013
8
$15.00
$7.50
129839
Celebrando Creatividad 2012-2013
8
$6.50
131504
2013 Spring Catalog
8
$3.50
132221
2013 Sale-A-Bration Brochure
8
$2.50


Need inspiration? I highly recommend purchasing an Annual Catalog, each page is packed with beautiful project ideas as well as up close shots of our quality products. There really is a difference between seeing it in a PDF online and being able to touch and feel and flip!

Did you know there are stamp sets available 'en Espanol' in the Celebrando Creatividad catalog? My favorite is the Quincineara set:



If you had previously ordered from me I sent out a Spring Catalog and Sale A Bration brochure to you. Want one for free next year? Just place an order today!













Sunday, February 24, 2013

Stampin' Up!'s YouTube page

http://www.youtube.com/user/stampinupvideo

Have you ever visited the Stampin' Up! YouTube channel? You should, it'll give you some laughs and some inspiration!

Love Late Night TV?




Join as a demonstrator now and you are eligible to go to Convention 2013! Check out this fun video from last year, I'm already budgeting to go to this years!



Want to feel the excitement of one of Stampin' Up! big events? Check out the Founder's Circle video, a very great achievement for everyone you see on it.

Friday, February 22, 2013

My Craft Room

My little happy place.
 
I only have a two bedroom apartment rental right now so painting the walls was out of the question. However I did finally cave in and hang up a few things of my own. I wanted to show you that you don't need the best of everything to be a stamper, start with what you have. I'm slowly growing out of those plastic drawer carts. To the left is my desk, my hubby's old one - a running theme in here - where I blog and listen to Pandora while I create.

This is one of our cats, Mistral. He knows which color family he belongs in: Basic Gray, Neutrals. He 'helps' me all the time. As a matter of fact, he's 'helping' me type this post by head-butting my hands so we apologize for any typos. He gets jealous of technology.
 
My color inspiration board, color family wheel and printouts. This also hold my scrap tin, paper trimmer and Simply Scored. The little shoebox with the pink bow on it usually holds our other cat, Pancake, a tortie.
 
This is a piece of old furniture of Hubby's. I store my 8.5" x 11" cardstock in five plain plastic inbox trays. The Designer Series 12" x 12" paper goes into five legal size trays. I leave a strip of each pack showing so I can tell which it is.
 
This desk is also from IKEA although I am not sure they carry it anymore. It's 6' long and 2 1/2" wide, smooth so no bumpy stamping. The chairs a free hand me downs from a previous boyfriend. Don't worry, hubby already knew this! My inkpads and accessories are in the Stampin' Store Caddy and the Ink Caddy. The whale punches are on two IKEA Bygel rails, which are only a couple of dollars each. Don't look at the right side, that's my 'work in progress' area.Tthe big bulletin board houses cards and gifts I have been given and some small things from Stampin' Up!

Ah, my 4x4 cube Ikea Expedit with attached desk. How I love thy cube-i-ness so. Can't wait to get another one for the right side of my room! This view you can see from left to right: cleaning cube, photo box cube, piercing and tools cube, adhesives and odd inks cube, flat punches and clear blocks, bling, more flat punches, ribbon.

The magic inside the cubes, Rubbermaid Optimizer acrylic/plastic cube organizers. I am a see it use it crafter. Plus these make clean up a breeze because you can pull out the drawers and use them as you craft. I got these from Staples.com, you may find them elsewhere on the web. I have a three tier version holding my punches, an open brick version holding my versamark and staz on, two drawer versions, and four drawer versions. They stack together and most drawers are interchangeable so you can configure how you want them, they clip together.

These magazine Kassette holders are also from Ikea, you get a 2 pack for three bucks I think. I used key tags and good old scotch tape to 'label' them. Kassette comes in colors too. The upper right cube shows a 1/2 size three tier rubbermaid optimizer

rainbows! my glitter, embossing powder, glitter glues in a big stampin up wooden stamp case. The small little 'very useful box' es are from Staples when they were on sale for a buck each. I keep my Rhinestones, Pearls, Googly Eyes, Velcro, Magnets and other goodies in them. The Rhinestone sheets cut nicely into blocks without seperating the sizes.

work in progress - a.k.a. need to buy the daubers. I found these little guys at a big box craft store in the jewelry section and bought them with my 40% off coupon. I plan on getting sponge daubers, which will fit perfectly in each section, 10 sections you know what that means...

one dauber for each color in each family that won't touch each other! Yay! I whipped up a chart and printed it on my computer. I didn't cut it very carefully but it works for me.

 The big shot 'table' is realy a 2x2 expedit cube. I got the white photo boxes from that big craft store again, we won't name names, when they were on sale for 1-2$ each. I have them labeled "big shot, fabric, erika's notebooks, to decorate, notebooks (i buy a lot of notebooks okay?), and notepads (totally different from notebooks). All little things I find in dollar sections and such to decorate for 3d projects and gifts. The 'ugly' brown box holds things like vellum, gift bags to decorate, chipboard and cardboard to use. My big vellum pad is tucked in the side there.

 ah, of course, I forgot to mention my roommates. All 600 or so of them! My DH collects rubber ducks. Everyone needs a hobby. And what it left of his man cave, misc. electronics. LOL, poor man is relegated to the closet for 'junk' storage. But half the living room is his computer desk and bookcases of books (not ducks) so I feel lucky that he is willing to give me all of this room, except this one wall :)

The Stylish Way to Scrapbook Fast - Stampin' Up! Simply Scrappin' Kits


Scrapbooking so effortless, you'll think you're cheating! These come with 3 sheets of stickers which are also fantastic for cardmaking. As usual, everything matches - a plus when shopping with Stampin' Up! no running around trying to find the right color floral embelishment or bling or ribbon!

Afternoon Daydream Simply Scrappin'

Afternoon Daydream Simply Scrappin'126927
Regular Price: $24.39
Preferred Price: $21.95
LEARN ABOUT PREFERRED PRICING
Fancy and delicate with bright colors. Layer for beautiful accents. For wedding, baby, spring, nearly anything! Acid- and lignin-free.
Includes:
3 sheets card stock stickers: 1 ea. of sheet designs; 12" x 12"
6 sheets double-sided paper: 3 of ea. design; 12" x 12"
8 sheets card stock: 2 of ea. color; 12" x 12"


Bandstand Simply Scrappin'


Bandstand Simply Scrappin'126928
Regular Price: $24.39
Preferred Price: $21.95
LEARN ABOUT PREFERRED PRICING
Festive colors. Fun and casual designs. Layer elements and create pennant banners. Great for parties, birthdays, more! Acid- and lignin-free.
3 sheets card stock stickers: 1 ea. of sheet designs; 12" x 12"
6 sheets double-sided paper: 3 of ea. design; 12"


Pinwheels on Parade Simply Scrappin'



Pinwheels On Parade Simply Scrappin'126929
Regular Price: $24.39
Preferred Price: $21.95
LEARN ABOUT PREFERRED PRICING
Bright and playful. Layer pieces for pinwheels and pennant banners. Great for birthdays, parties, any casual occasion. Acid- and lignin-free.
3 sheets card stock stickers: 1 ea. of sheet designs; 12" x 12"
6 sheets double-sided paper: 3 of ea. design; 12"

Razzleberry Splash Simply Scrappin'


Razzleberry Splash Simply Scrappin'126930
Regular Price: $24.39
Preferred Price: $21.95
LEARN ABOUT PREFERRED PRICING
Inspiring Scandinavian-like designs. Feminine colors. Lots of leaves and petals to layer into flowers. For Mother’s Day, birthdays, spring. Acid- and lignin-free.
3 sheets card stock stickers: 1 ea. of sheet designs; 12" x 12"
6 sheets double-sided paper:

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Stampin' Up! My Digital Studio Downloads - 02/19/13


Hello There Kit -- Digital Download

Hello There Kit - Digital Download
133374
Regular Price: $11.06
Preferred Price: $9.95
Download includes:
* 17-piece SVG stamp brush set*
* 13 Designer Series Papers
* 26 embellishments

Features:
* Say hello to this adorable kit
* Fun and versatile to help you make cards, pages, tags and more
Colors:
Bermuda Bay, Blushing Bride, Daffodil Delight, Going Gray, Primrose Petals

* Note: SVG stamps do not work with the original My Digital Studio software

Label This Playroom Designer Template  -- Digital Download

Label This Playroom Designer Template - Digital Download
133269
Regular Price: $4.39
Preferred Price: $3.95
Download includes:
* 2-page decor designer template (8-1/2" x 11")
* 29-piece SVG stamp brush set*

Features:
* Digital exclusive
* Turn clean-up time into a game
* Label the toy bins so the kids know where everything goes
 
Serene Silhouettes  -- Digital Download
 
Serene Silhouettes - Digital Download
 
 
 
133015
Regular Price: $4.39
Preferred Price: $3.95
Download includes:
* 4-piece stamp brush set

 
 
 Label This Garage Designer Template -- Digital Download


Label This Garage Designer Template - Digital Download
133270
Regular Price: $5.50
Preferred Price: $4.95
Download includes:
* 3-page decor designer template (8-1/2" x 11")
* 47-piece SVG stamp brush set*

Features:
* Digital exclusive
* Tackle that garage and get everything in place with these organizing labels

* Note: SVG stamps do not work with the original My Digital Studio software

Think Back Photobook Templates -- Digital Download
Think Back Photobook Templates - Digital Download
133021
Regular Price: $22.17
Preferred Price: $19.95
Download includes:

* 4, 24-page designer photobook templates (8" x 8")
* 39-piece SVG stamp brush set*
* 12 Designer Series Papers
* 2 embellishments
* 3 punches
Features:
* Digital exclusive
* Get to know your grandma, grandpa, mom, and dad with these interactive photobooks full of fun questions
Colors:
Basic Gray, Crumb Cake, Early Espresso, Not Quite Navy, Pear Pizzazz, Pool Party, Summer Starfruit, Very Vanilla

* Note: SVG stamps do not work with the original My Digital Studio software

Friday, February 15, 2013

Sent With Love - Designer Series Paper

Dates: February 1 - April 30, 2013

Details:
During this limited-time offer, you and your customers can purchase the exclusive Sent with Love Stamp Set or Sent with Love Designer Series Paper-or bundle them for a special 20 percent discount!
Use the Sent with Love product suite to make an array of travel-themed projects; it's sure to be a hit with your customers!

Item
Description
Price
131847
Sent with Love Stamp Set (clear-mount; English only)
$17.95
132182
Sent with Love Designer Series Paper
$10.95
132851
Pretty Bundle
Includes the Sent with Love Stamp Set, Sent with Love Designer Series Paper, and Calypso Coral Baker's Twine
$25.50
20% off retail value!


The Sent with Love Stamp Set and Sent with Love Designer Series Paper are only available during this special offer. After April 30, they'll both fly away!

In addition, you may purchase the Sent with Love Digital Kit (item 132914; $9.95). Please note that the digital kit is not included in the bundle.



The Fine Print
  • You can place orders on any order type (customer, workshop, or online).
  • You can purchase as many stamp sets, Designer Series Papers, or bundles as you'd like! There are no limits. 
  • You don't have to do anything special to take advantage of this special offer-shop away! 
  • The Sent with Love Stamp Set, Sent with Love Designer Series Paper, and Calypso Coral Baker's Twine are all available to be purchased separately. But why would you do that when you can buy all three together and save 20 percent? 
  • The Sent with Love Digital Kit is not available as part of the bundle.
  • The Sent with Love Stamp Set and Sent with Love Designer Series Paper are exclusive to this special offer-you won't be able to get them after April 30! 
  • Promotion deadlines:
    • Phone: Tuesday, April 30, 2013; 6:50 PM (MT)
    • OEX or online: Tuesday, April 30, 2013; 11:50 PM (MT)