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Sunday, June 28, 2009

Don't Forget these Dates!!

Here's a quick summary of all the dates you need to remember this week! Stampin' Up products, including the launch of the new catalog on Wed., July 1.

  • June 30 is the last day of the Summer Fun Hostess Bonus - This is DOUBLE THE FUN!!! (this includes online orders, or order you collect before then)
  • June 30: Last Chance Stamps and Accessories Sale ends.
  • July 1: The new Stampin' Up! 2009-2010 Idea Book and Catalog is live and the order period begins at approximately 3 PM!
  • The complete catalog will be available on my blog for download as soon as I can get it there! You are so gonna love it!
  • Need a copy of the new catalog? Place an order this week, schedule a workshop in July, Join one of my Stamping, Scrapbooking or Product Clubs or order a class kit to go and I will send you a new catalog for free. Otherwise, you can purchase the new catty on the first for $9.95 plus s/h if applicable.


Tuesday is the last day you can order some of your favorites! Including the following sets:
Last Chance List(English, Alphabetical)

Don't delay, get your favorites before they go away!!!!

Clean and Simple #48

I started this card for the clean and simple sketch challenge number 48 and, well, I guess it didn't end up so "Clean and Simple" I used some of my favorite, retiring Bella Rose paper left overs. (the green polka dots are just a background, the card is actually only the scalloped circle.)

I died my white flowers with Riding Hood Red re-inker (I am just loving dying my own flowers, I add a little spritz of rubbing alcohol to help the ink go further and dry faster) I used a couple of brads from my stash (not SU, but I need to use them up!)

The stamped flowers (were supposed to be clear embossing ink, but there must have been some pink still on the pad) and the sentiment are from The new Hostess Set: Wings of Friendship. You are going to really love some of the new hostess sets! I cant wait until all of you see the new catalog, its fantastic!
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A Few more Le Jardin Botanique

Okay, just a few more of this stamp set before I put it up. If you are a member of LNS or SUDSOL, you know that I am having a terrible time this week, between my relationship ending and my children acting up and I am trying to find some peace in my heart, and my mind! It's always terrible when you arent working and you are driving yourself nuts with thoughts of what could have been, what might be, what I couldve done differently. When i saw this one by Lisa Summerville, I had to case it. Its a little bit different, than hers, but its generally cased from her design. I distressed mine with tea dye (again) and used some chocolate chip, very vanilla and one of the greens (not sure which one. This card spoke to me this weekend. I am not a person of faith, but this card spoke to me and I had to make this card today!

I loved some of the cards with this set and parisian breeze, but I am all out of parisian breeze DSP and I wanted to find a suitable substitute. Blue and Brown from Bella Birds had to be a stand in for the rich colors of Parisian Breeze. I teamed this set up with En Francais again, I sure do love that combo, dont you. I distressed again (yep I sure have a thing for that distressed look!) Some vintage brads and these great half-pearls from the all the pretties kit, a little chocolate chip ribbon and this is what I came up with.

One more card, using the same stamps and the same colors, this time I threw in a Top Note die, dont you love it? It really comes in handy for so many things, dont you think? So, I think I am done with Le Jardin Botanique for today, what do you think of them? Which is your favorite?
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Le Jardin Botanique

I am honestly, not even 100% certain what made my get this set, it really isn't my type, actually I would think most florals arent my type, at first glance, with three boys and me sort of being a tom boy. I was on split coast last night looking at all the fabulous designs and I just had to get this one out and get it inky today. Scraps of Bella Birds were used to complete the first card, along with two punches, The Brand New Modern Label Punch and the word window punch. I topped off with part of a birthday sentiment from on your birthday.

This second card was also inspired by split coast, although it ended it up taking an entirely different direction, once I got started. There often isnt a lot method to my madness, I might get inspired by someone's card, or a combination of cards and roll with it. This second card was more bella birds DSP and Very Vanilla and I through in some En Francais stamp with dsitress ink. I saw this combination of stamps on someone else's cards and I fell in love with it, they really go together, don't ya think?
Finally, another cased card using Le Jardin Botanique, just some trees, but I really liked the way it looked, wherever it was that I saw it and wanted to give it my own touch. I have some old olive, chocolate chip and very vanilla cardstock and a lil bit of raspberry tart. If this looks like your card, please tell me so I can give you credit, I peruse through splitcoast and Late Night Stampers and all the hundreds of email threads I subscribe to, I get ideas that may or may not be original, once I get ink to paper, I just go with it. If its just like yours, again, please tell me so that I can give due credit, I truly don't intend to steal anyone's ideas...... I just love so many desingers out there, don't you?
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Raspberry Tart meets Fifth Avenue Floral

Raspberry Tart is one of those designer series papers that I am truly gonna miss, its so pretty, isnt it? I thought that Fifth Avenue Floral was the perfect stamp set to go with it, since I am trying to use it up before it retires! Can you believe I have a couple unopened packs of this stuff? I guess I will put them away for the next craft show, what do you think?
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Hot Guy Card

I got this idea somewhere a while back on splitcoast I think, If this hot guy card idea was yours, please tell me so I can give you due credit! Isn't he yummy!
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Great Tips on Organizing your cut files!

I got these tips from my Sure Cuts Alot Yahoo Group, I found them to be great tips to organize your Cut files!

One way to organize your files that you save to your computer, or disk

Make a new folder and title it SCAL

Then inside that folder make 2 new folders-

1. Scut folder-

2. Svg folder-

If you plan on keeping a lot of files, you may want to put subfolders in both categories, which would look something like this in both categories:

Scut folder-
Paper Piecings-
Word books-

You can be as detailed as you want and create subfolders inside of those folders which would look something like these 2 examples:

Scut folder-
- Christmas
- Easter

Paper Piecings-

What I have written down is just an example of what you could put down as your folders. Its up to you what categories you will have, depending on the type of files you save.

The important thing is that you do it where it will be easiest for you to find something when you want it. You don't want to save something to your computer, and spend all day looking for it.

** It is best to save your files to something other than your computer, you may lose them all if your computer crashes.

Sizzzix joins forces with Stampin' Up!

Sizzix and Stampin' Up!, two leaders in the crafting industry, have joined forces to bring you even more irresistible products!

Over the last 20 years, Stampin' Up! has offered quality products for scrapbooking, cardmaking, home d├ęcor, papercrafting, and much more. And now, they have expanded their product line to include the Sizzix Big Shot Machine and dies. When you combine your Sizzix dies with other Stampin' Up! products, you'll be amazed by what you can create!

The partnership between Stampin' Up! and Sizzix is a great benefit to you as a customer. Not only does Stampin' Up! offer many of our regular dies, but they also offer exclusive dies that coordinate with their products — and you can use these dies with your existing Big Shot machine.

Visit www.angi.stampinup.net to see products and learn more about Stampin Up and classes and workshops available now!

Thinking Inking Part Four: Exploring Embossing Powders

The next series of videos in the thinking inking series will address Embossing Powders, I know I said this about distress inks, but, embossing powders are one of my favorite things to use when stamping! I love the glossy finish you can create! Jennifer will help you discover embossing powders. This first video focusing on using powders with stamps, such as for faux epoxy, wax and more. As always, be sure to stop by the two peas site to get a pdf of this class and lots of samples!

More cutter file Freebies!

Judith Perry from DragonsPlace Home has created these fantastic cutter files. Please go to her website to get them! She has lots of great files there you are sure to enjoy!