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Saturday, February 23, 2013

Easter Cards

I started on an Easter Card Class tonight, its kind of funny how the first card is almost always my favorite and then I get less inspired as I go. So, I am certain I will be keeping this first card, the second one, I think I need to play with a little longer but I do like the tulips and finally the third one, is just to plain for my liking, well, I guess it is not really not plain, but it just doesn't do anything for me , so I will work on it some more...... What are your thoughts on these cards, have any ideas to make them better? I generally like to stick with one set of designer series paper when working on my cards for a class, it keeps the costs down for both the customers and myself. Anyway, as always your thoughts are welcome!

So, this is the first card and by far my favorite! As always, inspired by pinterest. I just knew as soon as I saw this little bunny but that I had to make one!
I love the tulip and overall, I am happy with this card, I just think it needs something else... some color on the DSP, a sentiment? Not sure yet, what are your thoughts?
Finally, this card just feels a little uninspired, I like coloring the DSP, but it just needs something more... Maybe a nicely placed sentiment will dress it up enough? Its not plain by any means, but its just missing something... what are your thoughts?

Also, I have never made a video tutorial, but I got several requests for instructions on my Open Sea Cards, let me see what I can come up with ladies, hang in there with me, I will come up with something.

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Thursday, February 21, 2013

More of the Open Sea

It's official, I have gone Open Sea Crazy, I just love this set too much! I played with it for a long time over the past two days, I just couldnt get it out of my head that I wanted a moon, it turned out more like  a sun, but After about 50 failed attempts, this is what I came up with.

And finally, I took all of my sets and played with them for a few hours until I came up with this painters tray, I am certain if SU releases some more nautical themed stamps, I will edit this, but this is what I came up with for now.

The current sets I used were: The Open Sea, By the Tide, By the Seashore and Daring Adventure. I also used a few old sentiments from my stash. It will go in my living room bookshelf with my other sea things, like shells, a mini album of my kids at the beach and some fish knick knacks I have collected.

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Wednesday, February 20, 2013

A little more of the open sea...

The Open Sea is by far one of my favorite stamps sets in the entire SU catalog! I am loving it! As I described yesterday, as a scuba diver, this set is close to my heart! I cannot believe it has taken me so long to play with this set! I really love it and wish the catalog had more nautical themed stamps! I used an old sentiment, but I am not sure what set it comes from, because I have taken my retired sets apart and have them filed by theme, so if you know what set the sentiment is from, feel free to give it a shout out, I haven't a clue!

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The Open Sea and A little Daring Adventure

I have been dying to play with this set for some time now! I finally sat down and created a card, just for me, you see, as a scuba diver, I am naturally drawn to everything sea- inspired and my living room is decorated in ocean knick knacks, I have been wanting to create something with this set and I have just finished my first piece. I saw a frame on pinterest, I would like to case, and I think this will be the first piece for that frame, or maybe a painters tray. Anyway, sometimes, it is great to just create, without worrying about measuring and keeping track of supply costs and the like, I think I may just do a class with this set, not sure if I will get any takers but I am really inspired by this set and I am loving the way this first card came out, what do you think??

A little sponging, a little brayering, a little distressing and a whole lot of fun, I really do like the way this one came out, what do you think?

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Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Embellished Events

Working on my next class using the Embellished Events Stamp Set, I have a few finishing touches to add to these cards, but I am waiting on my next SU delivery. Is there no end to the inspiration on pinterest?

 I never feel right creating one Birthday card, without one for the opposite sex for a class. This Print Poetry pack has the perfect reversible papers to make both a male and female birthday card.

 It took me a long time to figure out how to do these wedding bells, but I do like the way this came out. I just ordered some brushed gold paper and I may have to play with this one a little more once it arrives
 I actually changed the sentiment to Thankyou after I took the picture, but I love this one, as soon as my new shipment arrives I will add the in color dahlias to this one, like the one on pinterest that inspired it.
 This one is not my favorite, but I like the paper for Christmas, I am sure this one will have a few more tries before I decide on the final version
 This one, I really like, but of course I need a girl baby card to go with it, just not sure that print poetry has the best paper for a baby girl, going to have to play with it a little bit more. I like the way the baby board card came out.

This is my favorite of the bunch, I really like the way it came out, I am thinking about reworking the sentiment a bit, but overall, I am happy with it, it just needs something else...

Please leave your comments and tell me what you think of these, any ideas for improving them?
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Sunday, February 17, 2013

Delightful Dozen Occasions Stamp Class

Introducing the Delightful Dozens Occasions Stamp Camp Class. Click on the picture for more information.
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Thursday, February 14, 2013

Happy Valentines Day!

Happy Valentines Day All! Time for us card making folks to start moving on to the next Holiday! Do you make St Patty's day cards? I think I will start moving on to Easter Cards myself... Who knows.

Anyway, here are my two favorite Valentines Cards this year..... I had a lot of fun making them both and I still think they are both very beautiful. What do you think? Do you prefer one over the other?

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Blog Candy Winner

The winner of the Valentine's Blog Candy is Linda Peterson, please contact me here to send me your address so I can get your stamp set off in the mail to you!

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Saturday, February 9, 2013


This is a great way to get your stash built up and create every month! If you join, this counts towards your $50 purchase to get a free club the next month!

Be sure to add me as your demonstrator when you sign up, so you get the credit!

Angi Anderson - El Paso TX 79925 (this should help you find me)

Sweep away the mundane-your creativity carriage awaits!

I'm Paper Pumpkin . . .

I come to your door each month (a fully decked-out creativity carriage). I'll help you to escape your life with some paper fun.

I come in a sweet box, but you'll really love what you find on the inside:

All the stamps, ink, paper, and accessories to create pinable projects. Create stuff like cards, journals, décor, and more!

Paper Pumpkin by Stampin' Up! is a new monthly kit program that anyone (even you) can enjoy!

Get Started

It's so easy to get started. Simply sign up for the program starting Monday, January 14 by visiting www.mypaperpumpkin.com and click Get it. Every month a new, surprise project kit arrives at your doorstep. Just think of the anticipation of creating a fun project to pin, showoff, and share with your friends and family-every month!

The very first Paper Pumpkin will arrive on your doorstep starting in March-if you sign up before March 10.

Of course, you'll want to know more. So here's the nitty gritty:

Each month we send you a unique, surprise kit with a project-cards, journals, décor, and more! (We've even color-coordinated, measured, and cut everything for you!)
Each kit includes stamps, ink, paper, and accessories-everything but adhesive.

Each kit gives you and your customer a 30-minute creativity escape.

We will ship your Paper Pumpkin on or around the 15th of the month.

You need to sign up for a kit by the 10th of the month to get that month's kit. If you sign up on the 11th of the month, your first kit will come the next month. (Let's say you sign up on May 10th, we'll send your kit around May 15th. If you sign up on May 11th, we'll send your first kit around June 15th.)

A Paper Pumpkin membership is $19.95 per month (and shipping is included!) The commissionable amount is $14.95 for each Paper Pumpkin.

There's no commitment, you can cancel your monthly Paper Pumpkin at anytime. You can also skip a month if you want.
Starting in early March, we'll offer a Try-It kit if you'd like to try Paper Pumpkin for one month.

Here's How You Order

Sign up for your monthly Paper Pumpkin starting Monday, January 14 by visitingwww.mypaperpumpkin.com and click Get it.

Starting in early March, you can try Paper Pumpkin for one month by visiting our online store.

A Free Gift in Your Very First Kit

The Welcome Kit is the very first Paper Pumpkin you will receive in your first month of membership. The Welcome Kit includes a free gift-a clear acrylic block!

Questions? We've Got Answers

Why are we offering Paper Pumpkin?

Paper Pumpkin is the perfect introduction to Stampin' Up! We designed it for crafters that want to create a project each month, but aren't quite ready to build a stamp collection (yet).

How does shipping work with Paper Pumpkin?

Your Paper Pumpkin will be automatically shipped to you each month (so fun!). Because we are auto shipping these, the pricing structure is slightly different from our other Stampin' Up! products.
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Wednesday, February 6, 2013

A couple embellished events

I am always trying to come up with simple cards that aren't supply intensive to do with customers to convince them to stamp and of course purchase products. Of course, I am never happy with the simple cards, I started an entire class and ended up doing only these three cards before tossing the rest of the class........ Grr.... Oh well, it was a rough day and sometimes, I just need to play with paper to feel better, even if it doesn't amount to the best projects

Don't forget to comment now thru Feb 14 so you can enter for a chance to win this set..... You can comment on any post from now until then, each comment will win you an entry.

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Tuesday, February 5, 2013

25 years of Love

As part of our 25-year anniversary celebration, 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!

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Happy 25th anniversary to us! Every month during 2013, we’re smashing up some of our all-time-favorites with a new, never-before-seen stamp to create a monthly “Best of” stamp set. And what else would you expect from a February set than images that will help you make that perfect Valentine? Share the love with the Best of Love set!

In case you missed it, in January, SU released their first "Best of" set, "Best of Birthdays"

Both sets are $14.95 and available until March 2014. To purchase one or both of these sets, click here.

Some things to remember:

  • All Best of stamp sets will include 3-5 images, including a never-before seen image, and will be priced at $14.95.
  • While we are releasing just one Best of stamp set per month (with a new theme each month), all of the Best of sets will be available until March 31, 2014.
  • A new flyer will be released every month for each new Best of set.
  • All Best of stamp sets are available in Clear-Mount only.
While we are releasing just one Best of stamp set per month, all of the Best of sets will be available until March 31, 2014.
As a special incentive to collect the Best of stamps, we're including a collector's card and 25-year proof of purchase sticker with every Best of set. Collect six stickers, and send it in to redeem a FREE set of your choice valued up to $14.95! Free sets must be redeemed no later than April 30, 2014.

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Monday, February 4, 2013

NEW! SENT WITH LOVE stamps and paper!

NEW! SENT WITH LOVE stamps and paper!

Just announced this morning by Stampin' Up!  A new stamp set with coordinating designer series paper: Sent with Love!

         CLICK HERE to see the flyer!

Dates: February 1 - April 30, 2013  

During this limited-time offer, you 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 love or travel-themed projects; 
it's sure to be a hit!

Sent with Love Stamp Set (clear-mount; English only)
Sent with Love Designer Series Paper

Pretty Bundle
Includes the Sent with Love Stamp Set, Sent with Love Designer Series Paper, and Calypso Coral Baker's Twine
20% off 
retail value!

CLICK HERE to shop in my online store!

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.

**Bonus:  your purchase will also count toward earning a free Sale-a-Bration product (until SAB ends on March 22, 2013!

 Don't you just love specials!!  They help us streeeetch our stamping dollars!

Thanks for visiting today! 

Also, don't forget about the Valentines Day Blog candy, comment away!
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Saturday, February 2, 2013

Summer Afternoon Hostess Set and... Valentines Blog Candy

It has been a crazy week with my day job, I haven't been able to stamp or post all week... ;( So, I made a quick set of cards using this great hostess set, called Summer Afternoon. Maybe, I am ready for the cold weather to be over, but I really enjoyed playing with this set.
 The first two cards, I used a baby wipe on my ink pad to get a water color effect, I really love the way it came out with subtle color and billowy look. What do you think about this technique? Have you tried it?
 The last card was inspired by split coast stampers, it wasn't an out and out case, but inspired by another card I saw there. I embossed the card stock with a Tim Holtz embossing folder, skimmed it over the top with some ink so I could give it a distressed look ( I just love the distressed look, I can never get enough) I did the other two cards after this one and I am super tempted to go back and add the water colored grass and sky to it as well.

Finally, this is what the stamp set looks like, AND, I am going to give one of these away to one lucky blog reader. I am trying to get some business traffic to my site, you can really help by leaving comments. All comments submitted between now and Feb 14 will be entered into a drawing for this great set on Valentines Day. So, Please, comment away for your chance to win! This is a hostess set, which retails for $17.95 clear mount and $23.95 wood mount.

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