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Saturday, May 23, 2009

Support the Ronald McDonald House


As part of the Making a Difference program, Stampin' Up! is a national sponsor of the Ronald McDonald House Charities. In addition to an annual contribution of $100,000, Stampin' Up! designs a stamp set to promote the partnership.

To find out more about this worthy cause, visit the Ronald McDonald House here

This year's stamp set, Say It With Scallops (#111678, $17.95) is about to retire! Buy it before June 30 and Stampin' Up! will donate $2 from the sale of that set to the RMHC. These multi-purpose images are perfectly sized for use with the Scallop Square punch (#112081, $15.95)! you can get both, through June 30th, right here for only $30.00, that's almost a $4.00 savings!
Purchase yours now, to donate to a great cause!




Ronald McDonald House




Simply Scrappin Album-in-a-day

12" x 12" Scrapbook Album in a Day Class


That's right! An ENTIRE beautiful scrapbook, 20 pages (10 two-page spreads), completed in just a few hours! Let me show you how it's done! When you get this kit, you will be ready to complete a 12x12 album, ready for photos, AND a "scrap map" so that you can duplicate this great book over and over again with different designs and themes! Just select the Simply Scrappin' kit (2) of your choice from pages 162–165 of the Stampin' Up!® Spring-Summer 2009 Idea Book & Catalog.



2 Sweet Simply Scrappin'
2 Sweet Simply Scrappin'

Best Ever Simply Scrappin'
Best Ever Simply Scrappin'

Hoppy Memories Simply Scrappin'
Hoppy Memories Simply Scrappin'

Lo Mejor De Todo Simply Scrappin'
Lo Mejor De Todo Simply Scrappin'

Love Sparkles Simply Scrappin'
Love Sparkles Simply Scrappin'

Love Stories Simply Scrappin'
Love Stories Simply Scrappin'

Petal Party Simply Scrappin'
Petal Party Simply Scrappin'

Rock-A-Bye Boy Simply Scrappin'
Rock-A-Bye Boy Simply Scrappin'

Rock-A-Bye Girl Simply Scrappin'
Rock-A-Bye Girl Simply Scrappin'

Sunshine Garden Simply Scrappin'
Sunshine Garden Simply Scrappin'

Sweet Nothings Simply Scrappin'
Sweet Nothings Simply Scrappin'

Tailor-Made Simply Scrappin'
Tailor-Made Simply Scrappin'

Class Fee: $60

Which includes: 2 Simply Scrappin' kits of your choice*, additional 12" x 12" card stock, scrap map handout, and adhesive.

Optional add-on: Don't have an album? Get one with your class supplies for an additional fee. Select from the following colors of linen albums: Natural, Mellow Moss, Real Red, or Navy. Normally $35.17 for post-bound or $31.64 for ring-bound, but $30 with this class.

* Simply Scrappin Kits include 3 sheets each of two different 12x12 papers, 2 sheets each of 4 different coordinating color cardstock; 2 sheets each of 6"x12" adhesive die cuts








Simply Scrappin Kits
Indicate your Simply Scrappin Kit Choices
Enter your album color here




What's the big deal about copics?

If you are a paper crafter, I am certain you have heard about copic markers, they are a to-die-for addition to any crafter's stash! I found this on one of the copic websites:

Copic Glossary

ABS/Airbrush System- Copic Airbrush System. Works with either a compressor or Copic aircans. Uses either Sketch or Copic Markers. 1 2 3 4 Troubleshooting

Alcohol Markers-
Copic markers are alcohol (ethanol) based dye markers, that are known for being low-odor and giving smooth, vibrant colors. Since they are a dye, they will fade in bright lights, but they are acid free on most surfaces. Anything with alcohol in it will react with these inks. Any Copic marker type is refillable with replaceable tips. They will not cause paper to pill when going over it many times, nor will they dissolve photocopies.

Blender- The Copic Colorless Blender pen/ink. This is ethanol based and is not the same as blender pens from other companies. Used for fixing mistakes, making colors lighter and for special effects.

Booster- A needle that attaches to an ink bottle that makes it easier to refill dry or empty markers.

Ciao Marker- Round body Copic Marker. Super Brush nib/Medium Broad nib standard, Medium Round nib optional. Refillable. 144 colors. Cannot airbrush.

Color Family-
The letter at the beginning of your color name (B, BV, V, RV, R, YR, Y, YG, G, E (earth), F (Florescent), Grays & Blacks: C (Cool Gray), N (Neutral Gray), T (Toner Gray), W (Warm Gray) 100 Black, 110 Special Black

Color Saturation- This is the first digit on a color name. Colors that are 00's, 10's, or 20's will be more vibrant (B05, G16, R29), while colors that are in the 70's, 80's or 90's have more gray added (B95, BG78, G94) and are closer to the neutral/earthy end of the color spectrum. Note: E (Earth) markers don't necessarily follow this rule.

Color Group- A sequential group of colors within one color family with the same first digit (i.e. E30, E31, E33, E34, E35, E37, E39) where numbers ending in 0 are the lightest and 9 is the darkest, also called Natural Blending Group

Copic Certification-
These are classes for teachers, store owners, or designers who want to learn techniques and advanced tips on using Copic markers, Airbrushing, etc. for papercrafting. Each class is about 7 hrs, and will be held regionally. Check here for listings of upcoming classes.

Copic Marker- This is the original, square body-style marker. Standard Broad/standard fine nibs, 7 optional nibs. Refillable, holds the most ink to start with. 216 colors, empty markers available. Airbrush Compatible

Multiliner- Fine Line inking pens by Copic in 9 different sizes, 5 colors, plastic disposable body design. Pigment based, archival, acid free. Will not bleed with Copic markers (on non-glossy paper)

Multiliner SP- Fine line inking pens by Copic in 10 different sizes, 12 colors in two sizes. Aluminum body, refillable with replaceable tips. Pigment based, archival, acid free. Will not bleed with Copic markers (on non-glossy paper)

Opaque White- Thick white, waterbased paint applied with a brush after you are done coloring with markers. Used for adding highlights and accents into a completed picture.

Sketch Marker- The most popular marker type. Super Brush/Medium Broad nibs standard, Medium Round nib optional. 322 colors, empty markers available. Airbrush compatible- 2 spray patterns

Spica Glitter Pens - also called atyou Spica pens. These fun, pigment based pens are filled with micro glass flakes, giving a very subtle, elegant sparkle. Keep stored flat, though if they are giving you troubles, try storing them point down overnite.

Wide Marker- Large, background marker. Extra Broad nib standard, Broad calligraphy nib optional, 36 colors, empty markers available

Various Ink- Also called Refill Ink or Re-inkers. Each bottle holds 25 cc's of ink. 322 colors available, empty bottle for mixing custom colors also available. Great for making alcohol ink effects, such as Faux Stone or covering large areas. When you see streaking in your work it's time to refill. You can refill directly from your bottle of ink, or you can use a booster needle. Try not to overfill.
For refilling dry markers: Ciao- add 1 to 1.5 cc's ink Sketch- 2 cc's Copic 2-3 cc's Wide 3-4 cc