Thursday, April 19, 2018

Charming Cafe Tri-Fold Card

 Hi Everyone! Today I would like to share a card that we will be making at Stamp Camp! We are going to be making this cute Tri-Fold card with not one but Two windows in it. 















The stamp set is called Charming Cafe and it really is quite charming.  The bundle will soon retire, so if you like it, you should get it now while you can.

The dies are really great and can cut out the windows and scene in several different ways. I made a video to highlight these ways, and posted some samples below. 














Don't forget to check out all the retiring products and the Clearance rack!
https://www.stampinup.com/ecweb/category/100500/last-chance-products?dbwsdemoid=0095176

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Thursday, April 12, 2018

Color Revamp!

Hi Everyone!  You have probably heard the news that the new Annual Catalog is going to have a huge Color Revamp! It is and it is a fun time to see what's coming, but also a bit scary to see what's going!  If your like me you have your 'go to' colors and one of mine was Island Indigo. You maybe didn't see me use it much on cards, but I use it all the time when I paint (I paint with inks a lot, why go buy watercolors when I have reinkers sitting around?) and I will totally miss Island Indigo!  I just bought a few refills just to make sure I get them before they are all gone!  By the way, its a really good idea to grab any papers and inks you want while you still can! They go FAST!! It is amazing to me how fast they sell out.  Do not wait!
Here is what you should buy now while you can and while you are waiting to be able to get the new...
Always Artichoke
Chocolate Chip
Elegant Eggplant
Island Indigo :(
Marina Mist
Perfect Plumb
Pink Pirouette
Rose Red (I liked this one a lot too)
Soft Sky
Tangerine Tango
Tempting Turquoise
Wild Wasabi
Wisteria Wonder

 

And here is what is new:

Balmy Blue
Gorgeous Grape
Granny Apple Green
Gray Granite
Highland Heather
Mango Melody
Merry Merlot
Petal Pink
Shaded Spruce
Soft Sea Foam

and returning InColors:

Blackberry Bliss
Coastal Cabana
Flirty Flamingo
Mint Macaron
Mossy Meadow
Poppy Parade

New InColors

Blueberry Bushel
Call Me Clover
Grapefruit Grove
Lovely Lipstick
Pineapple Punch

Click here for a color chart to print.

Stampin' Up! has made a lot of fun Color Combinations for the new color families.  There is a color coach that you can download and print here:
https://su-media.s3.amazonaws.com/media/OnStage/OnStage%202018/04.09.18_COLOR-REVAMP_COLOR-COACH_EN.pdf
A blank Sheet to make your own combinations here:
https://su-media.s3.amazonaws.com/media/OnStage/OnStage%202018/04.09.18_COLOR-REVAMP_COLOR-COACH-BLANK_EN.pdf

InColor Combos:
https://su-media.s3.amazonaws.com/media/OnStage/OnStage%202018/04.09.18_COLOR-REVAMP_COLOR-COACH_INCOLORS_EN.pdf
And Blank InColor Combos:
https://su-media.s3.amazonaws.com/media/OnStage/OnStage%202018/04.09.18_COLOR-REVAMP_COLOR-COACH_INCOLORS-BLANK_EN.pdf

Team Members, you  will be getting these charts in the mail along with a sampler of all the new papers.
Files will also be uploaded to the Team Facebook page.

Join my team and get your own charts and color sampler! The Starter kit is a great deal, just $99 for any $125 worth of merchandise, and it ships FREE! Plus get to pre-order new items and take part in an online community full of ideas! And, I will send you a color sampler too, and other fun things through out the year! Contact me with any questions or click the Join button under my blog header to get started!

Monday, April 9, 2018

What's coming and What's going?

  Hi Everyone!  I am back from OnStage and it was a lot of fun!  The best part is seeing what is coming and wow, a lot is coming! We are getting a complete color refresh!  Stampin' Up! hasn't done a color refresh in a while and it's really needed from time to time to keep up with current trends and stay up to date.  Along with the color refresh we are getting a new style of  ink pad as well!  The new ink pads are less likely to come apart.  I am sure you have had that happen, where the lid separates from the pad and then you get all inky trying to get it back together!  The new style improves this, so less inky fingers!  The new pads are also stackable, and close tighter at the sides for longer lasting juiciness.  They have also added a de-foamer to the pad, so that when you are inking up a large solid image, you wont get bubbles on the surface of the stamp and your image will be stamped as a solid image.  One thing I have learned about retiring colors is that the retiring ink refills go really fast!! They will sell out in just days and weeks and I don't think they will last until next month, so if you would like to get an extra reinker in the colors you have, you should do it fast!   Here is a list of the colors that are retiring...
Always Artichoke
Chocolate Chip
Elegant Eggplant
Island Indigo
Marina Mist
Pink Pirouette
Perfect Plumb
Rose Red
Soft Sky
Tangerine Tango
Tempting Turqouise
Wild Wasabi
Wisteria Wonder
I am super sad to see Island Indigo go.  I love that one, I will get some refills and paper for that one.  Does anyone remember not quite navy? Loved that, Island Indigo was my substitute for that one, now I am not sure what will take it's place.  Hmmm? 
Some older In-Colors are going to make a comeback as well, so you may already have some of the new colors!  Poppy Parade, Blackberry Bliss, Coastal Cabana, Mossy Meadow Flirty Flamingo and Mint Macaron are all coming back, and I have all but Blackberry Bliss, so I'm happy about that! I loved Poppy Parade and Mossy Meadow.
The new colors that are coming to color families are all great and I am sure you are going to love the new color revamp.  The names of the families stays the same, Neutrals, Brights. Subtles and Regals.  Basic Black, white and vanilla are being taken out of the Neutrals family and are just called "Basics" which freed up some space for 3 more 'Neutrals' in that family, so now we have 43 core colors and 10 InColors.  

 Here are some sneak peeks.  I did not do a good job taking photos.  I was busy chatting and looking at swaps and just forgot to take photos as I was looking at everything. 
This is a new card kit, SO PRETTY!!
 Calligraphy kit! with practice cards for pretty lettering on our envelopes and cards and scrapbook pages.
 new planner, so pretty
 Head over to the online store to see what is retiring and what you need to get now, such as paper and ink colors that are going going gone!!  But don't buy the Island Indigo! I need to hoard all of that for myself!
Click here to go to the list: https://www.stampinup.com/ECWeb/category/100500/last-chance-products?dbwsdemoid=0095176https://www.stampinup.com/ECWeb/category/100500/last-chance-products


Friday, April 6, 2018

OnStage April 2018

Hi Everyone! I am off to OnStage today!  OnStage is a Stampin' Up! event where we see new products and get to play with the new things and see what's coming.  We will get the new Annual catalog that goes live for customers on June 1st and we will get to see the new colors for 2018/2020!
Check back on Monday and I will show you all my photos and fun!

Wednesday, March 28, 2018

3 More Days to Sale-a-Brate!

Sale-a-Bration 2018 is coming to a close!  There are only 3 days left to Sale-a-Brate!  Have you been working on a last minute order?  Can't decide what items you want to get? Well, did you see that Stampin'  Up! added a few more items to the list of possible Sale-a-Bration choices?  There are embossing folders and all sorts of great things!  I have to say that I got another, and I already have 3, pack of that Springtime Foil paper.  There are so many techniques out there on Pinterest that use this foil paper! I just love it!  
Here is the newest flyer with the newest add-ons.
And you can see the entire offering by clicking here!

I added my own special deal for this month. Anyone who places an order in March will get there name put into a jar, and my daughter will draw names the first week of April and the winners will get to choose an extra Sale-a-Bration item from my stash! As a demonstrator I always earn a lot of items  during Sale-a-Bration and I often get duplicates, so I am going to share them with you! There will be at least 4 winners, but I will likely choose even more as I go though my orders this week and pull out even more duplicates to give away.  Please feel free to contact me with any questions!


And, if you had been thinking about joining, now is a great time.  Get the starter kit for just $99! The starter kit contains ANY current $125 worth of merchandise from the Annual or Occasions catalog,  and during Sale-a-Bration only, choose 2 additional stamp sets, any price, on top! 
Watch my join video to learn more, or contact me with any questions!

Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Black Ice Technique with the Southern Serenade stamp set

Have you seen the Black Ice Technique? I keep seeing it and so I thought I would try it out.  The look is really pretty, sort of looks like an etching, and it is quite simple to do.
Most of the samples I have seen have been very dark, so I decided to lighten it up a bit with the Wisteria Wonder background and some white ribbon.  What do you think?
One of my friends brought this technique to a group meeting and we all thought it was fun, so then I brought it to a Stamp Camp and this is the card we did.  The place where my friend Linda saw this technique originally was from a demonstrator named Melissa Kerman, she has a lot of samples on her blog if you want to check them out.
I made a quick video for this technique if you would like to see it done step by step.  Check it out!

Don't forget, Sale-a-Bration is going on NOW! but it ends in just a few short days!  Where has the time gone? 
You can check out all the Free Products you can earn with $50 or $100 orders by clicking here...
https://www.stampinup.com/ECWeb/category/100010/sale-a-bration

And I have a deal to sweeten it even more!  Anyone who places an order in March will get there name put into a jar, and my daughter will draw names the first week of April and the winners will get to choose an extra Sale-a-Bration item from my stash! As a demonstrator I always earn a lot of items  during Sale-a-Bration and I often get duplicates, so I am going to share them with you! There will be at least 4 winners, but I will likely choose even more as I go though my orders this week and pull out even more duplicates to give away.  Please feel free to contact me with any questions!

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Monday, March 26, 2018

Stampin' on Shrinky Dink!

 Hi everyone!  I recently hosted a group of little 8 and 9 year old girls at my house for a birthday party and one of the things we did was make jewelry out of shrink plastic and stamps. They made all sorts of things like the butterfly pictured and hand drawn images and other stamps.  It was so much fun that I thought I would do it again at Stamp Camp with my group.  Here is the card we made. 



I used the butterfly from the Beautiful Day stamp set. It is a good size.  You have to remember to take into account how much the image is going to shrink when you work with Shrink plastic. Even the hole shrinks, so we used a 1/4 inch circle punch to add a hole in between the antenna so that we could attach the butterfly to the card.

 At stamp camp we colored with Stampin' Write Markers, but the girls at the party used markers, as well as the watercolor pencils, which worked great.  The Orange and Yellow butterfly was make with the pencils.




 They made hearts and pandas the most.














I made a video to show you how to use the shrink plastic with Stampin' Up! products.  It has lots of tips and tricks to I suggest checking it out...
I hope you will give it a try, it was lots of fun!
Sale-a-Bration only has a few more days! Get a Free Sale-a-Bration item with every $50 you spend, and I am sweetening the deal in March by giving all purchasers in March a chance to win some of my stash! As a demonstrator I end up with lots of extra Sale-a-Bration items, and so I will share them with you.  I will pull three names out of a hat and if chosen you can choose one of my extra Sale-a-Bration items. Sale-a-Bration ends March 31st!
Contact me with any questions.

Paper here is Sweet Soiree with a card base in Marina Mist.  The stamp set is Beautiful Day!