Sunday, March 31, 2013

Happy Easter (Spring Sampler)

Happy Easter!

Hope you experience all the joy and blessings of the Easter Season!
We made this card in my February club.  That gave everyone time to make more for Easter.  I demonstrated the masking technique, which makes the eggs look like some are in front of others.
 
I waited until now to post it so I could wish you all a Happy Easter! 

Stamps:  Spring Sampler
Big Shot:  Square Lattice Embossing Folder
Cardstock:  Tangerine Tango, Island Indigo, Summer Starfruit, Whisper White
Classic Ink:  Island Indigo, Summer Starfruit, Rich Razzleberry, Tangerine Tango
DSP:  Sycamore Street

Saturday, March 30, 2013

Relay for Life Fundraisers


Two Separate Fundraisers to benefit Relay for Life!





Paper Crafting Class

Saturday, April 20th at 10:00am
Location:      St. Andrews UMC, 1201 Maxwell Dr., Garner

Cost:  $12.00
($10 tax deductible donation, $2.00 supply fee)


Fun times!  Cute projects!  High quality Stampin' Up! products!
Door Prizes!!

There will be no sales at this event!


(So come enjoy yourself while supporting this wonderful cause no matter your stamping experience - new stamper,  demonstrator, or somewhere in between)

Contact Sue Root at stampin_sue@nc.rr.com to register or for more info.

-- Or call the church at (919)772-4410

(Pre-registration is required so that I can have enough supplies prepared for everyone)

See optional variations and close-ups of some of the projects here. 


Online Party! 

Stampin' Up! makes and sells high quality rubber stamps and paper crafting supplies, including nearly all the supplies used to make the projects on this blog.

Order online before 4/18/13 using Hostess Code SYXQGXFJ and 20% of the total (before shipping and tax) will be donated to Relay for Life!

Shop online at:  sueroot.stampinup.net
Hostess Code:  SYXQGXFJ


Not sure where to enter the hostess code?  It's at the bottom left of your Shopping Bag page and looks like this:

 Do you have a hostess code? Enter it here and click Apply: (?)

 

 Or, contact Sue Root (stampin_sue@nc.rr.com) to place your order.

 Ends 4/18 so no one at the class will feel pressured to order.  Fundraiser offered by Sue Root, Independent Stampin' Up! demonstrator and member of the St. Andrews Strollers.

Thanks for your support as the St. Andrews Strollers fight against cancer!

Edit 4/3/13:  I've been asked about supporting Relay for Life if unable to participate in the fundraisers.  Yes, you can!  And it will be greatly appreciated!

By clicking this link, you will be sponsoring me and also my team (St. Andrews Strollers) in the Garner, NC Relay for Life.  Once there, click Donate Now.  Thank you!!

http://main.acsevents.org/site/TR?fr_id=53004&pg=personal&px=31888420

Monday, March 25, 2013

LNS Challenge (3-D Carrot Treat Holder)


This week's Late Night Stampers Challenge is to make a 3-D object.  My submission is a carrot treat holder made with the Petal Cone Die.

Here it is empty:
 And here it is with some candy tucked into it:
While the idea of a challenge is to create a new item so that you "challenge" yourself to try something different, this project was actually made a little while ago.  I knew 3-D items would be an upcoming theme (a benefit of being a guest designer) so I went ahead and created it early so my club could make it in time for Easter.  Some of the stampers (me included) are planning to make these as table favors for Easter dinner.

To make, use the Big Shot to cut one Petal Cone in Tangerine Tango.  Run it through the Big Shot in the Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder.  I actually ran it through twice so that the polka dots were still sticking up when I folded down the round flap at the top, but this is not necessary if you don't mind the dots at the top being debossed (dipping in rather than poking up).  Assemble the Petal Cone die cut (fold over and use Sticky Strip to adhere flap to back).  Fold front semi-circle down and tack with adhesive.  Leave back semi-circle up.  Cut a Lucky Limeade scallop semi-circle from the Petal Cone die.  Run it through the Big Shot with the Vine Street Embossing Folder to make it look leafy like a carrot top.  Attach the scallop sem-circle to the Petal Cone carrot as shown.

Stamp the polka dot image from Four Frames onto Whisper White cardstock.  Punch out with the Decorative Label Punch.  Use the Happy Easter stamp from Teeny Tiny Wishes to add the sentiment and then add three Basic Rhinestones under it.  Attach punched piece to carrot.  Add desired treat and you're done.

Supplies used:

Stamps:  Teeny Tiny Wishes, Four Frames
Big Shot:  Petal Cone Die, Vine Street Embossing Folder, Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder
Punch:  Decorative Label Punch
Embellishments:  Basic Rhinestones
Cardstock:  Tangerine Tango, Lucky Limeade, Whisper White
Ink:  Tangerine Tango, Lucky Limeade

Thanks for stopping by my blog.  Don't forget to check out the rest of the design team samples here.  Then, create your own 3-D item and link it to the challenge.

Edit 4/2/13:  I am excited to announce that my project was featured on Blog Finds of the Day by Kelly Mayou.  This is a wonderful resource for finding some great ideas.  You can check out her blog here:  http://blogfindsoftheday.blogspot.com/

TSSC 256 (MDS Projects)

I did something different this week for the Techno Stamper (Monday Lunchtime) Sketch Challenge.  When I first saw the sketch I thought of a scrapbook page.  Then I decided to use My Digital Studio (MDS) to create it.  I'm going to walk you through how I ended up submitting a card for the challenge so you can see just how easy it is to get a variety of projects from one idea.  I like all three projects and hope you do, too.

Here is this week's sketch:
 
 Here is the 8.5" x 11" scrapbook page I designed in MDS.  With the background paper that I chose, it really went together quite quickly:

 You could add as many or as few photos as you'd like.  This is how I chose to finish my page:


Supply List

Background
     Designer Series Paper\Vintage Overlays - designer series paper

Embellishments
    Designer Kits\You're My Sunshine - embellishments - large flower 1
    Designer Kits\You're My Sunshine - embellishments - large flower 2 (two of them)
   
Stamps
    Word Play\Word Play - remember when whole

Punches
    Basics\1.25 Square Punch, Fill Color = SO SAFFRON (4 - to make mats behind photos and journaling)
   
Photos (used photo box w/mat)
    
Looking at the scrapbook page, I decided that with a few changes it would make a nice card.  Using the option to Change Project Size/Type (under Edit), I easily made a card.  I changed the sentiment to hello, which seemed like a good sentiment for this card.  The stamp originally was black, but there is an option to easily change the color.
Supply List 

Background
     Designer Series Paper\Vintage Overlays - designer series paper

Embellishments
    Designer Kits\You're My Sunshine - embellishments - large flower 1
    Designer Kits\You're My Sunshine - embellishments - large flower 2 (two of them)
   
Stamps
    My Friend\My Friend - hello

As I was using the Search feature to look for a sentiment that I'd like on the card, I ran across a set I hadn't seen before (Adventure Awaits).  I really liked it and decided that I had to make a card with it.  I also thought it needed a new sentiment, so I picked one from Daring Adventure.  That's one of the many great features in MDS.  Once you have a project, you can easily make changes to end up with similar but different projects.  Here's the final card I made.  It is also my sample for this week's Techno Stamper Sketch Challenge (though any of them would have worked).


Supply List 

Background
     Designer Series Paper\Vintage Overlays - designer series paper

Stamps
    Daring Adventure\Daring Adventure - or nothing
Adventure Awaits\Adventure Awaits - hot air balloon 

Funny thing, while looking at the balloon card I thought that if I shrunk down the stamps a bit that it would make a good scrapbook page.  It would be easy enough to do...

I hope you've enjoyed seeing the projects today and the thought process behind going from a scrapbook page to a card that only has one item the same as the original.

Remember to head over to the TSSC page to see the other design team samples and to link your entry for this week's challenge.

Sunday, March 24, 2013

This and That (New Catalog Product Line)




Stampin' Up is introducing a new, fun, quick way to document the events of your life - both big and small.  Decorate the journal the way you want and then as things happen jot them down, use your washi tape to tack photos or tickets, tuck items in envelope pockets...  Like I said - quick and fun!

Be sure to check out the coordinating colors in the This and That product line.  I think you'll find a couple of surprises!  Leave a comment to let me know what you think.

This blurb and the video are from the Stampin' Up blog:
Your life is: Awesome. Quirky. Exciting. Perfectly messy. And happening really fast. So we’re happy to introduce our newest product line that lets you capture it all on-the-go. This and That will debut in the 2013-2014 annual catalog, but we’re giving you the chance to get it now. And from today through April 30, you can get all five This and That products in a bundle for 15 percent off!



Full Bundle - Save 15%! - Epic Day This And That Bundle   Item Number 133350   $32.08
Discount price for the bundle is only available through 4/30/13

Epic Day This and That Bundle 
Or order them individually (clockwise from top left in above picture)
Epic Day This And That Designer Stickers    131271  $4.95
     -- Designer stickers to coordinate with your This and That Journal. 4 sheets with a variety of designs on semi-gloss paper. Thinner design to fit well with your journal.
 
This And That Epic Day Journal                  131268  $10.95
     -- Capture your moments, thoughts, plans, ideas, sketches, hope, dreams—anything and everything! Debossed chipboard cover. Personalize or it’s beautiful as is.

     6-3/8" x 8-1/6". 60 total printed sheets (30 coordinated spreads).

 
Remember This And That Rotary Stamp     130133  $5.95
     --  Nostalgia meets journaling. Classic rotary date stamp with 12 clever and useful phrases for all of life’s events. Turn dial to change phrase and date. 

Epic Day This And That Designer Washi Tape 131269  $4.95 
     --  Attach ticket stubs, photos, anything in your This and That Journal! Color coordination with the journal pages. 3 designs in 3/8", 1/2", 5/8"

     Basic Gray, Calypso Coral, Crumb Cake, Pool Party
 

  
This And That Epic Day Designer Series Paper130814  $10.95

     -- So versatile. So epic. So this and that. Coordinates with the Epic Day suite. 12 sheets: 2 ea. of 6 double-sided designs. Acid-and lignin-free. 12" x 12".

     Basic Gray, Calypso Coral, Crumb Cake, Daffodil Delight, Gumball Green, Pool Party

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Crosses of Hope with Flowers

I think this set, Crosses of Hope, is so pretty and I'm excited to finally get to use it.


I've said before that I think challenges are fun because you never know what you're going to end up with.
Originally I was going to use the cross and the Floral District Designer Series Paper for the Techno Stamper Monday Lunchtime Sketch Challenge.  But I ended up cutting the Whisper White cardstock  to fit the cross and it was too short.  So, I rotated the card.  I still added the ribbon, but rather than add the two embellishments as on the sketch, I added punched flowers with pearl centers along the bottom of the cross.  I'm so pleased with how it turned out that it's going to be the third card for this month's club.

Technically, I could have used this as my design team sample, since this card was inspired by the sketch.  But I ended up making another card that follows the sketch more literally.  You can see it here.

Stamps:  Crosses of Hope
Designer Series Paper:  Floral District
Cardstock:  Whisper White, Rich Razzleberry
Ink:  Lucky Limeade
Punch:  Itty Bitty Shapes Punck Pack
Embellishments:  Basic Pearls
Ribbon:  White Organza

Monday, March 18, 2013

Monday Lunchtime Sketch Challenge 255 and LNS Challenge 215 (Curly Label Birthday)

I combined both my design team challenges this week.  I didn't start out with that intention, but that's how it worked out.  Check back tomorrow to see where I was originally heading with the TSSC (Monday Lunchtime) challenge.

Here is this week's Techno Stamper Monday Lunchtime Sketch:

The Late Night Stampers Challenge this week is:  Goodbye to Sale-a-Bration - use your favorite SAB set/items

Here is my card:

I used the following Sale-a-Bration items:  Sycamore Street Designer Series Paper, buttons, and ribbon; Petite Curly Label punch; Pretty Petites stamp set (top stamp).

The middle stamp is from the hostess set Priority Mail and is punched with the Curly Label punch.

The bottom stamp is from 25 and Counting.  I wanted more candles to go with the other stamps and this worked perfectly once it was punched with the Petite Curly Label punch.

Cardstock colors are:  Sahara Sand, Tangerine Tango, Island Indigo

Thanks for looking at my design team sample.  You can check out the other design team members samples and upload your entries here (just click challenge name):

Late Night Stamper (LNS) Challenge
Techno Stamper Monday Lunchtime Challenge

Saturday, March 16, 2013

Sycamore Street and Vintage Verses Card Sampler

This is the four pack of cards that we made at my recent Stamp-a-Stack.  I love Stamp-a-Stacks because when I'm done I have a group of cards ready to go when I need a card in a hurry (and thus don't have time to go up and stamp a card right then).

These cards use Sycamore Street Designer Series Paper and ribbon (which comes with buttons, too) and the Vintage Verses stamp set.  The "There's Only One You" card was embossed with the Vine Street embossing folder.  You can only get these four products as FREE Sale-a-Bration items through March 22, 2013.

 



 

If  you missed the Stamp-a-Stack, you can still get a this set as a card kit to create your own cards at home or I'll put them together for you.

Friday, March 15, 2013

A Round Array (New Catalog Sneak Peek)

I'm so excited!  The first sneak peek from the new catalog has been released!  (Card from SU blog later in post.)

Spring is definitely in the air, and Stampin' Up can't wait to show you all the new products in the 2013-2014 annual catalog.  Here's your pre-sneak peek look at A Round Array!  Shown in English, French, and Spanish (with 7/8" scallop punch):



Stampin' Up has bundled A Round Array with the coordinating 7/8" Scallop Circle Punch (introduced in the 2013 spring catalog) just in time for Sale-A-Bration for 15% off!

(French - 133898; Spanish 133897)  Bundle only available in clear.

Already have the punch?  Stamp set only is available for $14.95 (English - 129090, French - 131616, Spanish - 131682).  Promotion ends May 30, 2013.

You can double up on the promotions, but remember that Sale-a-Bration ends March 22, 2013.  This bundle gets you almost halfway to a free SAB item.  I will be placing a group order on Wednesday, 3/20.  Also, you can Order Online.  Use Hostess Code ZT4AAPYV to be entered in the prize drawing.  I just found the coolest trick to simplify ordering online.  First go to my Online Store.  Click Shop Now.  Login or set up your account.  Now, click on the product links in this post.  When the new page comes up with your item, click Add to Bag.  As you add items this way, even though a new page has opened, all of your items that you've already selected will be in your cart.  It's a lot easier to close out the extra windows than to search through the Stampin' Up website to find your items.  If you have questions about this, please feel free to ask.

This post from the Stampin' Up blog uses the new stamp set bundle.  I thought the card was so cute, I decided to share part of the post with you:

I was thrilled when I heard about the Spring Surprise Promotion. Getting a brand new stamp set will definitely make waiting for spring a little easier, especially because the set is full of charming flowers—and you can buy it with the coordinating punch for a special bundle price.
I used my new A Round Array Stamp Set and the 7/8" Scallop Circle Punch to make this “Happy Day” card:


I used the Ciao Baby Stamp Set for the greeting since the 7/8" Scallop Circle Punch also coordinates with this set. Of course, then you’ll want the Petite Curly Label Punch and the Pretty Petites Stamp Set, too! It’s so fun that everything coordinates together!
Remember the Pretty Petites Stamp Set and the Petite Curly Label Punch are Sale-A-Bration items that are only available until March 22. So place your order for the A Round Array Stamp Set soon and earn your Sale-A-Bration items for free!
Here is a complete list of the supplies I used for the card.
Carrie C.
Demonstrator Training
Stamps
A Round Array Stamp Set
Ciao, Baby Stamp Set
Cardstock and Paper
Baja Breeze Cardstock
Gumball Green Cardstock
Melon Mambo Cardstock
Very Vanilla Cardstock
Sunshine & Sprinkles Designer Series Paper
First Edition Specialty Designer Series Paper
Ink
Island Indigo Classic Stampin’ Pad
Melon Mambo Classic Stampin’ Pad
Dazzling Details
Accessories and Tools
Lucky Limeade Baker’s Twine
Rhinestone Basic Jewels
Petite Curly Label Punch
7/8" Scallop Circle Punch
1" Circle Punch

Thursday, March 14, 2013

By the Tide Lobster

This is one of the cards that we will be making at the class next week (details here).  You can see another one of the cards, which also uses By the Tide, here.  There is still a little room in each class, so let me know by Sunday night if you'd like to come.

You can see by the shadow (to the left of the lobster) where the front of the card ends.   I like this type of card for something different.
It's also nice because when you open the card, the inside is stamped, too.

Stamps:  By the Tide
Cardstock:  Neutrals White, Cherry Cobbler
Ink:  Cherry Cobbler, Marina Mist, Early Espresso
Accessories:  Neutrals Brads (retired)

Monday, March 11, 2013

Bow Tie Card (LNS Challenge 214)

The Late Night Stamper Challenge this week is:

Challenge 214 - Masculine Cards

Here's my design team sample.  It's a bow tie card for a young man whose birthday is today.  Hope he has a very Happy Birthday!

 



This card uses a lot of retired products, but sometimes that's just the way it goes when you have something specific in mind.   The bow tie was made with two triangles and a small rectangle. I rounded all the edges.  It would be very easy to make a bow tie with the Petite Pennants Punch.  But since I wanted my bow tie to be bigger, I had to cut out the triangles using my paper cutter.  The Designer Series Paper is Manchester.

 

The stamp on the front is from Happiest Birthday Wishes.  I also made a mini bow tie for the inside corner.

 
Thanks for stopping by my blog today and checking out my design team sample for the LNS Challenge.  You can go to the LNS Challenge Blog to see the rest of the design team samples and to link your own entry.

Monday Lunchtime Sketch Challenge 254

It's time for another Techno Stamper Monday Lunchtime Sketch Challenge.  I hope you'll play along this week!  All you do is make a project that uses this sketch as your inspiration.  Then you link it to the Techno Stamper blog*.  While you're there, you can see the samples from the rest of the design team.
Here's the card I made.  As you can see, I added some smaller butterflies in the top right corner.  It just looked a little plain without them.  Besides, they give you five butterflies on the butterfly embosslit for a reason! (lol)  The fifth is on the inside.

Just so you can see the difference, here's how I made the card originally (keeping to the sketch).  I might have liked it better if I'd embossed the Baja Breeze card stock, but I didn't even think of it until after it was taped down.  I know - shocking, right?  I could still send this to someone, but I think the butterflies in the corner add that finishing touch.
Stamps: Teeny Tiny Wishes
Big Shot:  Butterfly Embosslit
Punch:  Scallop Trim Corner Punch
Designer Series Paper:  Patio Party
Embellishments:  Basic Pearls
Cardstock:  Baja Breeze, Whisper White, Primrose Petals
Ink:  Primrose Petals

*The linky tool will walk you through how to link your entry to the challenge, but if you have questions, please feel free to ask.

Thursday, March 7, 2013

Designer Typeset Stamp Set (cool trick)



 Today I am sharing an item from the Stampin' Up blog.  If you haven't checked it out yet, I encourage you to do so.  They have some really great ideas.

I shared information about the new photopolymer stamps in this blog post.  I also shared a link to another  Stampin' Up blog post with more information and ideas (including the fact that you can bend the stamps on the acrylic block to change their shape).

This post I'm sharing today is full of great samples and tips.  Remember that if you want to order any of the items in today's post (or any other Stampin' Up products), be sure to go through my Online Store  or contact me directly so that you get the best price.* (see end of post for prize drawing details)

Photopolymer Stamps: A Love Story

When I first heard that we were going to be offering photopolymer stamps, I was . . . hesitant. I’m happy with my collection of rubber stamps, some wood and some clear-mount. Long ago I tried totally clear stamps. I was unimpressed. They are flimsy, they tear, they make a “smooshy” image. I thought rubber was the only way to go.
Boy, was I wrong! I took the Designer Typeset Stamp Set home for the weekend and we spent some quality time together. Oh. My. Goodness. I am in love!




This amazing 57-piece stamp set offers all the quality I expect from Stampin’ Up!, and a perfectly clear view. Here’s what I learned:
  • The stamps are not at all flimsy. While it is easy to flex the banner stamp enough to give it a draped look, the stamps maintain their original shape easily unless you try to curve them.
  • The stamps yield a crisp, solid image every time. They work especially well with our firm foam pads.
  • They are so sticky! It is super-quick to switch out stamps, because they instantly stick to the clear blocks. If they ever get less sticky, you can revive the stickiness by washing them in warm water and Stampin’ Mist Stamp Cleaner or soap.
  • My favorite: the clear, complete view of your project. It makes life so easy! Check out how simple it is to make the “extended arrow” card. First, ink up the pointed end of your arrow stamp in Basic Gray ink and stamp on Whisper White Cardstock.


Next, clean your stamp (just use your Stampin’ Scrub and Stampin’ Mist as always); this time ink the arrow stamp using Basic Gray ink again, but only ink the straight end of the arrow. Line it up, then stamp.




Unbelievable! The clear view changes everything. And it’s perfect for an alphabet set. You can quickly stamp the word “birthday” one letter at a time, and it’s a breeze to line up the letters.


See the tissue in my hand? When working with these small letters, I just spray a little Stampin’ Mist on a tissue and dab the ink off after stamping each letter. Then I switch, stamp, and dab again. You can definitely use the Stampin’ Scrub for the letters. But I found the “tissue method” much easier for such a small stamp. It only took about 30 seconds to stamp the whole word and clean all of the stamps.
You can also arrange letters on your block to spell a word. The “footprint” of each stamp is pretty small, meaning you can arrange the letters quite close together on the block. I thought it was helpful to use my Grid Paper underneath to help me line up the letters nicely on the block.


I definitely recommend this method if you plan to stamp the word more than once, as I did on my set of note cards.


To finish off my “extended arrow” card, I cut out the arrow and adhered it to the card using Glue Dots. The balloons are made of Circle Punches, the white uni-ball Signo Gel Pen, and Linen Thread.


I know you are going to love the Designer Typeset Stamp Set as much as I do. If you haven’t already, you must order it today. You’ll be glad you did! Happy stamping!
Brandi B.
Curriculum Developer & Trainer

From Sue:  Hope you enjoyed that post as much as I did.  Here's more information about ordering and the prize drawing:

* If your order is over $150, you will get Stampin' Rewards.  If it is under $150, please use hostess code ZT4AAPYV (by 3/20/13).  Place an order that meets either of those criteria (over $150 or uses hostess code ZT4AAPY by 3/20/13) and you'll be entered in a prize drawing for a free stamp set.   Get a free Sale-a-Bration item with each $50 order (ends 3/22/13).  So yes, if you place a $150 order you get 3 free SAB items, PLUS $25 free merchandise.  Orders placed directly through me will also be entered in the prize drawing.

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Best of...Flowers (Hydrangea)

Edit 3/12/13 - I have found out that the images in Best of Flowers are smaller than the original images.  This is good for stampers who already own the originals, because now you can have two sizes of some great flowers.  It also explains how SU can offer the set for only $14.95.  This post uses the original flower from Because I Care.  The hydrangea in Best of Flowers is smaller, but you can still see how beautiful it is.  Guess I should have waited for my set to arrive, but I was just so excited to use it :)

The other day I shared that this month's Stampin' Up anniversary set is Best of...Flowers.  This hydrangea has always been one of my favorites and I'm glad to see it return.
I colored the hydrangea with Stampin' Write markers.  The background was embossed with my Big Shot and the Vintage Wallpaper embossing folder.  The corners around the flower were punched with the Scallop Trim corner punch.  And I punched out the phrase from On Your Birthday with the Modern Label punch.

Here are all three of the Best of Sets so far:
Best Of Love Stamp Set
Best of Love  132987
Best Of Birthdays Clear-Mount Stamp Set
Best of Birthdays  132929
Best Of Flowers Clear-mount Stamp Set
Best of Flowers  133342
    
You can get these sets from my Online Store.  Plus, save your Proofs of Purchase because with 6 of them you can get a free stamp set.  Contact me if you want details.

Yesterday I posted my design team sample for the Late Night Stampers Challenge.  Since this week's theme is: Spring is in the air - use some of your flower stamps,  I linked this to the challenge, too.

Monday, March 4, 2013

Late Night Stampers and Monday Lunchtime Sketch Challenges

Good Morning Stampers!  This week I doubled up on my design team challenges again.  This sketch went together so easily.  I can see me going back to it when I need a card in a hurry.  Longest part?  I couldn't find the stamp set I wanted to use for the inside.

The Late Night Stampers Challenge this  week is:

Spring is in the air - use some of your flower stamps!
(I used Designer Series Paper with flowers, instead of stamps, on the front but I think it still qualifies.  Just in case, I did use a flower stamp on the inside.  Besides, while I tend to take challenges somewhat literally, they really are meant to challenge you in an effort to expand your creativity.  And once the creativity starts flowing, who knows where you'll end up?


And here's my card.   I couldn't get rid of the shadows.  I tried.  I probably took 10 pictures and the only one without shadows was all washed out.  This is a compromise - not quite as bright as in real life, but the shadows aren't too bad.

The card is 4" square.  I used the Bitty Banners Framelits so that my banners would match.  It helped that they were just the size I wanted.


 Here's the inside of the card:
Stamps:  Vintage Vogue, Teeny Tiny Wishes
Designer Series Paper:  Floral District
Card Stock:  Rich Razzleberry, Tangerine Tango, Baja Breeze, Whisper White
Ink:  Tangerine Tango
Big Shot:   Bitty Banners Framelits, Butterfly Embosslits

Now that you've seen my sample, why not create your own challenge entries?  You can see the rest of the design team samples and link your project by following these links:

Techno Stamper/Monday Lunchtime Challenge
LNS Challenge

Saturday, March 2, 2013

Best of...Flowers (and more)

The March Best of set has been announced.  It's Best of...Flowers.  I love this set, because it contains some of my favorite flower images.  Remember to save your Proofs of Purchase, because if you buy 6 of these Best of sets, you can get a free stamp set (or buy all 12 and get 2 sets free).

The following blurb is provided by Stampin' Up:

For our 25-year anniversary, we’re bringing back some of our favorite stamp images from the last quarter century and combining them into 12 sets, which will release—one set per month—during 2013. Even better, along with some great classic images, each “Best of” set will also include a never-before-seen image.


133342    Best of Flowers   (English; clear-mount)   $14.95

This set and the following promotion can be ordered through my Online Store.  And remember, during Sale-a-Bration if you place a $50 order (before shipping and tax), you get to choose an item for free!  I love the exclusive SAB items this year!
 
Don't forget about the Sent With Love promotion, which ends April 30th.  You can purchase the stamp set or the Designer Series Paper (DSP) separately.  Or, you can order the bundle, which includes the stamp set, DSP, and Calypso Coral Baker's Twine, and save 20%


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!

This Designer Series Paper is so cute in person!

And one more thing...

The Introductory Kit for Paper Pumpkin is set to mail on March 15th.  You must sign up by March 10th if you want one of those kits to go to you.  Remember, this kit is complete with everything you need to complete the projects.  All you need is adhesive.  When you sign up, please be sure to select me (Sue Root, Raleigh, NC) as your demonstrator.  And if you would, please send me an e-mail to let me know so I can thank you.
Note:  the Introductory Kit is the only monthly kit that comes with a clear block.  After that, if a kit has a stamps in it, they will fit on that block.

There is also a Trial Kit that will be available in early March (in case you aren't ready to sign up for the monthy kits).  I'll let you know when they are available.

See more information on my previous post:  http://stampin-with-sue.blogspot.com/2013/01/paper-pumpkin-fantastic-new-stampin-up.html

Aren't all these new products and promotions great?  It's exciting to see what Stampin' Up comes up with.

Thanks for stopping by my blog.  Remember, if you don't have a demonstrator yet, I'd love to be yours.  And to those of you who have already chosen me -- THANK YOU!

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