Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Final "Deals of the week" - Party kits

Here is October’s last "Deals of the Week" from Stampin Up!... 2 fabulous party kits!

PRINCESS PARTY KIT: SPECIAL - $13.99 (reg. $21.95)

You can make your princess's fantasies come true with our Princess Party kit. Your little princess and seven of her ladies-in-waiting can celebrate a splendid happily-ever-after complete with invitations, decorations, and dazzling crowns to create and wear.

• Contains products to create invitations, crowns, purse boxes, banner, and food toppers for eight

• Coordinates with the Princess Time stamp set and Princess personalized name stamp

Hoist the Jolly Roger and get ready to have a swashbuckling good time! Gather your little buccaneer and his or her mateys for a pirate party of the finest sort, complete with invitations, decorations, and eye patches to create and wear.

• Contains products to create invitations, eye patches, banner, treasure boxes, and food toppers for eight

• Coordinates with our Pirate Time stamp set and Pirate personalized name stamp

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Brayered sky and Ribbon Ruffles...

Today I am posting 2 cards.  These are definitely my favorite cards that I have made lately and I am so happy with how they turned out!

The first is a Halloween card CASE'd from Michelle Zindorf, a talented card maker who uses a brayer on all of her cards.  This card is a 3 1/4" x 6 1/2" format that I love using!  I don't have the brayer technique quite down pat but it turned out much better than I thought.  Tip: Don't have a brayer, use sponges to get the same background effect.

Stamps: Haunted jumbo wheel, Teeny Tiny Wishes
Cardstock: Elegant Eggplant, Pumkin Pie
Ink: Crushed Curry, Pumkin Pie, Elegant Eggplant, Basic Black
Accessories: Modern Punch, Word Window Punch, Brayer, Stamping sponges, ticket punch, White gel pen, 1 3/4" Circle Punch, Post it notes (for masking)

I have an idea for a Halloween scrapbook page that I can't wait to use this wheel on.  Stay tuned!

This second card is one that I came upon Heather Van Duker's blog.  I saved the link so that I could try to replicate it at another time.  It uses scrunched up taffeta ribbon on a cupcake, which gives it the effect of fluffy icing!  Have a look!

What do you think!? Is this not the cutest card ever!!?!?  I made it for one of my son's friends.  Owen is attending her birthday party on Sunday.  I hope Gabrielle likes it :)

Stamps: Voeux Mignons
Cardstock: Rose Red, Chocolate Chip, Pink Pirouette (retired)
Paper: Rose Red DSP
Ink: Chocolate Chip marker
Accessories: Circle scissors plus, Scallop Edge Punch, Rose Red Grosgrain Ribbon, Glue Dots, Sticky Strip, half back pearl (for the Pretties Kit), 2 way Glue Pen and Dazzling Diamonds Glitter, Paper Trimmer, Big Shot Cutting Machine, Top Note Die, Lots of Heart Punch, Kraft taffeta ribbon

Here is a closer look at the cupcake!

For the saying, I used the Voeux Mignons set but they only had a "Bon anniversaire" stamp and for a child I thought "Bonne Fete" was more appropriate so I took out my Chocolate Chip stampin' write marker and colored the "Bonne Fete" from the "Bonne Fete des Meres" stamp! Gotta love thoses markers!!!

Well gotta get  back to making some Christmas cards! Have a great weekend everyone :)

Monday, October 19, 2009

Deals of the week - Accessories!!!

The third deals of the week are from October 19, through October 25, at Midnight.

1/2 “Library Clips (#112581)
Let your inner librarian run wild when you clip a tag to a project with one of our adorable Mini Library Clips. These clips to add the right touch to your projects.

■ Contains 24 pieces
■ 8 each of 3 colors: Chocolate Chip, Old Olive, Whisper White
■ Powder finish
■ 1/2" x 3/4"
Regular Price: $9.75 Sale: $5.49

Basic Jumbo Grommets (#114348)
Custom designed, these large grommets add some real spunk! These grommets can even frame small images for real art appeal.

■ Colors: Basic Black, Silver, Very Vanilla and Whisper White
■ 5 each for a total of 20 pieces
Regular Price: $9.50 Sale: $6.49

Circle Designer Brads (#112571)
These high-quality cast brads are so easy to use and come in custom Stampin' Up! designs. They're finished in our Styled Silver, and can be used separately or with our Hodgepodge Hardware.

■ Assortments include 16 pieces; 8 each of 2 sizes (1/2" and 3/4")
■ Use to embellish cards, scrapbook pages, and other paper crafts
Regular Price: $ 8.50 Sale: $5.49

Mini Library clips (#109857)
Let your inner librarian run wild when you clip a tag to a project with one of our adorable Mini Library Clips. These clips are 1/4" x 1/2" and each package contains 12 each of 4 colors (Black, Silver, Antique Brass, and Pewter).
Regular Price: $18.95 Sale $12.99

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Sesame Street Punch Art Card

At the request of a few customers and friends, I am posting this cute card that I made for a friend's daughter's 1st birthday this summer. 

No, I did not come up with this clever idea!  These little Sesame Street punch characters are all over the net and so I decided to take a go at it.  This was really easy since I owned all the punches needed.  I own ALOT of punches!!!

I started with a Real Red cardstock for the base and added a square of Basic Black to make the characters pop.  The colors used are Real Red, Old Olive, Brilliant Blue and Crushed Curry. 

The "Happy Birthday" greeting is from one of my favorite sets Happy Everything.  All supplies used are from Stampin' Up!

Happy stamping,

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

New Starter Kit Promotion

My Digital Studio + Starter Kit Promotion - $239 (value of $389+)

Promotion Details:
With the launch of our much anticipated My Digital Studio software, new recruits can purchase an exclusive Starter Kit that includes My Digital Studio, in addition to stamps, inks, and accessories.

Starter Kit Price: $239 (over $385 value!)

Digital+ Starter Kit Contents:
• My Digital Studio software
• Party Hearty and Petal Pizzazz stamp sets
• Whisper White card stock (8-1/2" x 11")
• Earth Elements assorted card stock (8-1/2" x 11")
• Old Olive, Pumpkin Pie, Real Red, and Tempting Turquoise Classic Stampin' Pads
• Chocolate Chip, Old Olive, Pumpkin Pie, and Real Red Stampin' Write markers
• Chocolate Chip 1/4" grosgrain ribbon
• Real Red 1" double-stitched grosgrain ribbon
• Button Latte Designer buttons
• Stampin' Dimensionals
• Mini Glue Dots
• SNAIL Adhesive
• Business supplies (product catalogues, order forms, training DVD, and other supplies)

Password = roxiescreations

Contact me for more information

Monday, October 12, 2009

Give Thanks Card

Happy Thanksgiving everyone (to my Canadian friends and family that is!!)

Here is a card I made with my Stamp Clubs this month.  I used the "herringbone" technique.  You can find some tutorials on the internet for this technique.  It's actually quite simple and great to use up all those little bits and pieces of designer paper or cardstock.  All you need is some scrap paper and some double sided tape (such as carpet tape).  Clear tape is best.

I just love the colors used.  I chose them based on the Autumn Traditions Designer Paper; Always Artichoke, More Mustard, Soft Suede and Elegant Eggplant.

The pumpkins were made using the wide oval punch and 1 inch circle punch.  I added a little piece of folded ribbon to make the stem, did some sponging on the edges and voila!  Too cute!

Live in the Ottawa area? Want to learn new techniques to make beautiful cards like this? Sign up for one of my Stamp clubs starting in January, or better yet, get 5 or 6 of your friends together to make up your own. Every month, a different member gets the hostess benefits (one stamp set and at least $20 of FREE products).

Contact me today for more details!

Hope everyone has had a great weekend with friends and family!

Stamps: Holiday Best
Cardstock: More Mustard, Soft Suede, Elegant Eggplant, Very Vanilla
Ink: Elegant Eggplant, More Mustard
Paper: Autumns Traditions Designer Paper
Accessories: Wide Oval Punch, 1" circle punch, Dimensionals, Stampin' Sponges, double sided clear tape, More Mustard Stampin' write marker, Soft Suede stampin' write marker, Glue dots

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

New from SU! - My Digital Studio

Have you heard of My Digital Studio?

It is brand-new from Stampin' Up! and  became available to customers on October 1st!!!! My Digital Studio (or MDS) uses the same great artwork, colors and accessories (true to size!) found in the current SU product line (updates available when new product comes out). The options are endless! You can create digital scrapbooks, cards, calendars, and much more. You can either keep your projects digital, print them yourself or have them printed using SU's high quality print services! I can't wait to show you projects using this fantastic new product!

Here are some quick features:

• 61 Stamp Sets with over 2000 different stamps! (Some retired favourites, some current ones and some new ones not available)

• 6 Designer Kits with tons of pages to choose from! You can just add photo’s or edit the layouts make it your own creation. (Simply Scrappin’ Kits)

• 12 different Punches

• 12 Designer Paper Patterns that can be used in over 50 colours

• Embellishments that include the Designer Kits Elements, buttons, brads, ribbon, hodgepodge, staples and stitching..

More cool features..

• You can change the colour of the professional done layouts

• Alter your brads so they are oval, add text easily

• The program can load your photos or you can add them yourself - When you select a photo and drop it onto a "template" the computer knows which size the photo needs to be for the template.

For more information, watch the video below!

Isn't that SO cool!? I can't wait to get mine and start playing with it! I will finally be able to catch up on my scrapbooking.  It really makes it easy peasy!

Need more info, call  or email me today!

Monday, October 5, 2009

Stampin' Up! October Deals of the Week!!!

Throughout October, get all-new Deals of the Week—save up to 50%!

Check out Week One's fabulous Stampin' Up! punch deals below:

My Way Punch

regular $22.95 on SALE this week $16.99

Five Petal Flower Punch

regular $22.95 on SALE this week $15.99

Trio Flower Punch

regular $22.99 on SALE this week $15.99

Available from October 1st to October 11th at midnight!

To Order Stampin' Up! Deal of the Week or other products On-Line 24/7, CLICK HERE!