Friday, May 31, 2013

The New Catalog Goes Live at Noon Mountain Time

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Corrections to the new 2013-2014 catalog

 Page ItemDescription 
145131183The Neutrals Collection of Classic Stampin' Pads incorrectly identifies the item number as 131182; the correct item number is 131183. The price is incorrectly identified as $49.95. The correct price is $39.95.
145131168The Neutrals Collection of Classic Stampin' Ink Refills incorrectly identifies the item number as 131162; the correct item number is131168. The price is incorrectly identified as $24.95. The correct price is $19.95.
188126999The Delicate Doilies Sizzlits L Die measures 3-1/8" in diameter, not 1-3/8".
188118138The Beautiful Wings Embosslits Die measures 1-7/8" x 1-5/16", not 1-1/8" x 1-5/16".
206130568 and 130565The stamp index indicates that the ABC-123 Outline Alphabet & Numbers and ABC-123 Sketch Alphabet & Numbers Sets are wood-mount sets; both these sets are only available in clear-mount (as correctly indicated on the catalog product page, p. 131).

Just Because Doily Cards

Well, the end of the week is here and I'm ready for some rest and relaxation too!  How about all of you?

I would like to share two cards with you today that I found over on Pinterest, you can see the originals HERE.  As you can see I used the new Smoky Slate card stock and ink, it's a nice soft gray and I like it!  Sorry about the poor pictures, it's been overcast and rainy here.  Those doilies will be in the new catalog that is going live today!

Products used:

Card stock: Smoky Slate and Whisper White
Ink: Smoky Slate, Daffodil Delight and Pool Party
5/8" Flower Trim (retires after today)
Stamp Set: Vintage Verses (SAB 2013 retired), Distressed Dots, retired after today
Bird Builder punch and 2 1/2" circle punch
Red Tape
Seam Binding, Crumb Cake and Pool Party
Designer Series Paper: ? Retired

Well, I'm pooped today, I need to start the week-end early :).  Thanks, Mary

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Welcome Neighbors

Hi everyone, I hope you all had a relaxing Memorial Day week-end.  Ours was very quite and laid back!

Today I would like to share with you a card that I made to give to a new neighbor and one I made for my daughter to give to her friend who just moved into their new house.  I found this lay-out over on Splitcoaststampers HERE.  I used a retired stamp set called Good Neighbor and the retired Designer Series paper that went with this stamp set during Sale-A-Bration in 2010.  Now I did use the new Soft Sky card stock for the sky. I also used the Subtles DSP paper for the grass and Certainly Celery ribbon, which is retired too.  I used my Old Olive and Soft Suede markers to ink up my stamps. Cut out some clouds and popped them up on dimensionals.  I sniped the top edge of the DSP to make it look like grass.  My card base is Crumb Cake.  The little apples are punched out using Cherry Cobbler and the Owl Builder punch.

Thank you for dropping in to visit with me today, I appreciate it!    Mary

Monday, May 27, 2013

Friday, May 24, 2013

Miss Tilly

Hi everyone, I hope you've all had a good week.  It's so sad to hear about the people in Oklahoma and what they have all gone through, we will need to keep them in our prayers in the coming months as they go thru their recovery process.

Today I'm sharing a punch art card that I made for my daughter to give to the vet that took care of the house dog where she works.  Tilly crossed over the Rainbow Bridge last Thursday.  We are all very sad and her doggie companion, Sugar Bear, is still mourning her loss too.  Tilly had numerous health problems, kiddos to the assisted living facility for taking such good care of her too.  They discovered that Tilly had bone cancer in her left front leg, she was limping really bad.  Normally in a healthy dog, they would just amputate the leg, but with Tilly and her bad heart, it was not advisable.  Tilly had also lost 10 pounds since January.  We are sad to lose our sweet girl and I will miss her coming to visit "Grandma" when she needed some one-on-one loving.  This is a picture that I used to make the card above.  Tilly will have our three dogs there to greet her, Samantha, Molly and Bella, with Bella being the happiest to see her friend, little Bay just loved Tilly!
Products used:

Card stock: Whisper White, Basic Black, Early Espresso and Pink Pirouette
Stamp: non-SU
Punches: 2 1/2", 3/4" and 1" circle punch
Blossom Petal punch
Word Window, Modern Label, Ornament punches
Perfect Polka Dots and Stripes embossing folders
White gel pen
Stampin' Write marker
Ink Pads: Pink Pirouette and Crumb Cake
White Craft ink

Inspiration was found HERE

Well this is the Friday before the Memorial day week-end, I hope you a safe and fun holiday!  Mary

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Very Vintage Wine Bottle Tag

Hello everyone, I hope you all are having a great week so far!

Last Sunday, one of our neighbors had a Open House.  She moved in last year and has been busy working on the house to make it to her liking.  She told different neighbors that when she got done, she would have a open house so that we could all see what she has done.  She has done a wonderful job and said that she got all of her ideas, tips and etc. by watching HGTV!  I know you can get some really good ideas from their shows!

 I told hubby that I wanted to take a bottle of wine over for her.  Then, being the crafty person I'm, I had to make it look pretty, so I wanted to try my hand making something vintage looking.  I went to Splitcoaststampers and found some cute tags and that is where I got the dimensions for the tag.  Then the rest of it, I just "winged" it.  I used the Very Vintage wheel and ran it over some Very Vanilla card stock, cut to size.  I sponged all the edges with Soft Suede and also for the image.  I cut a couple of flowers and butterflies that are on the wheel and hand cut them out.  Added some pearls, ribbon and Linen Thread.  Oh and I cut a Paper Doilie in half and sponged it with Pink Pirouette and some Soft Suede.  I used the Jewerly tag punch and Tiny Tags.  I used Baja Breeze Seam Binding, card stock and ink too.  The pink is Pretty In Pink.

Well, I think I remember all of the supplies I used, I like how it turned out too!  Thanks for dropping in, I'm so happy you did!!   Mary

Monday, May 20, 2013

First Birthday Card, Dressed Up Style

Good Monday morning to all of you!  I hope you all were safe last night, in our neck of the woods, it was very windy and raining hard too, but no hail, so we were lucky on the part.

Here is a card that I made over the week-end for my daughter to give to her friend.  Her friend's daughter is turning one in June.  I asked her what the invitations looked like and she text me a picture of this adorable little girl in a purple t-shirt and a pink tutu!  I knew immediately what kind of card I wanted to make for her!  I've seen similar cards like this on Pinterest.  I didn't have any pink tulle, so I used the 5/8" Flower Trim that is in the Spring Catalog, 2013.  If you that trim, you'd better get it because it will not be in the new Catalog in June!  I took a Pink Pirouette marker to color the trim with and attached it to the dress part with Red Tape.  I used a scrap of 1/8" Taffeta ribbon for the belt and a rhinestone for some bling!  Now on the invitation, the number one was in pink glitter, so I used my Oval Framelits and used some glimmer paper for behind the dress.  I used Very Vanilla and Wisteria Wonder card stock too.   Oh I also used Red tape to adhere the dress form to the glimmer paper and behind that used some dimensionals for some depth.

Well, I'm doing this post on Sunday night, between storms, so I need to sign off for now, have a great day!  Mary

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

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Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Wildflower Meadow Swap

Good Tuesday morning to all of you!  I hope all of you who are Mom's had a great day with your loved ones and yes, your fur babies too!

I think I have recovered from my week-end of playing landscaper, man, is that ever hard, dirty, hot work, whew!  We got everything done and her house looks just as pretty on the outside now as she has the inside too!

This is a card that I made with a new stamp and embossing folder that will be in the new Stampin' Up catalog at the end of this month.  I've seen cards like this on the Internet and wanted to try making one too, of course, it fills my need to "color", so this is a nice stamp for me.  Great thing about it too is it is nice an flat and no extra postage will be needed to send.  Could use it for just about any occasion you would need a card for too!

Products used:

Stamp set: Wildflower Meadow and Bloomin' with Kindness
Card stock: Whisper White and Tempting Turquoise
Markers: Tempting Turquoise, Rich Razzleberry, Pumpkin Pie, Real Red, Old Olive
Wildflower Meadow embossing folder

Well this is all for now, have a great day!    Mary

Friday, May 10, 2013

By The Tide Triple Time Stamping

Well today I'm off on my week-end adventure to Jefferson City, ha ha!  I'll be having fun "playing" in the dirt and eating snacks prepared by a Pampered Chef demo!  I hope you all have a wonderful week-end too.

I made this card for a friend of the family, I hope he likes it, I thought since it had fish involved that a guy would like it, nothing frilly about this card.  Remember, to see it larger, just click on the picture.

Products used:

Stamp sets: Bring on the Cake and By the Tide
Card stock: Whisper White and Pool Party
Inks: Crumb Cake, Soft Suede, Early Espresso, Pool Party, Marina Mist, Pear Pizzazz and Old Olive, most of these were for the water

Well, that's all for today, hope to be back on Tuesday with another card!  Mary

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Stippled Blossoms Mother's Day Card

Good Wednesday afternoon to all of you, I hope you are enjoying your day today!  Right now I'm looking out the window and it is sunny :).  So enjoy having the sun out today too.

Today I want to share with you the card that I will give my Mom for Mother's Day.  I will visiting with her tomorrow, as I'm riding the train Friday to go see my daughter who lives in Jefferson City and will be down there on Mother's Day.  We will be working on landscaping and she is also going to have a Pampered Chef party too!  Better leave my credit card at home ;).

I saw this beautiful card over on a fellow demonstrators website HERE.  Oh I just fell for this card because of its soft, pastel colors, so I PINNED it for future use, so glad I saved it!

Products used:

Stamp sets: Stippled Blossoms and Blessed Mother (Retired)
Ink: Pink Pirouette, Pool Party, (Certainly Celery and Pretty In Pink, Retired)
Card stock: Whisper White, Pool Party and Pink Pirouette
Oval Framelits
Large Oval punch
Pool Party Seam Binding
Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder
Lacy Brocade Embossing Folder (Retired)
Big Shot

Well, this is all for today, I hope you all have a wonderful week-end too!   Mary

Monday, May 6, 2013

Wildflower Meadow

Hi everyone, hope your day has been going well so far, as you can see, I'm on the late side with this post, was busy over the weekend and didn't have time to stamp.

Today I want to share a card that came in my inbox this morning.  The minute I saw it, I knew I had to try my hand at making one.  I'm using two new items that will be in the new catalog coming out on May 30, 2013.  It's so fun to be able to see products early and to order them and play with them.

This is made using the new In Color Pistachio Pudding.  I'm not normally a green person but I really like this shade of green.  Also used the new stamp set called Wildflower Meadow, at first I wan't going to order it but then I started to see some really pretty cards made with it, so I got it.  I punched out three circles, two with the 1 1/4 inch and one with the 3/4 inch, added some pearls to the centers of the flowers and popped the top layer with dimensional.  Very quick and easy card to make.  I also used some Whisper White.  I made this card for a demo friend who has a birthday coming up this week, hope she likes it!

I CASED this card from HERE.

Well this wraps it up for today, see you on Wednesday!    Mary

Friday, May 3, 2013

Morning Cup

Oh my goodness, can you believe it, we had snow yesterday!!! What crazy weather we have here in Missouri!  They even had to postpone the Royals game because of the snow!  I sure hope none of our trees get hurt by this late snow storm.  We are all so ready for normal weather.

Here is a card that I made to send to my daughter, she's had a really bad cold this past week and I wanted to send her get well thoughts.  I talked to her yesterday and she is sounding alittle bit better, so hopefully she will shake if off over the week-end.

I used two soon to be retired stamp sets, Morning Cup and Word Play.  I found a similar card like this one in my e-mail in box one morning, her card was a little bit different than what I did here.  I also used retired Marina Mist ribbon, I sure do like this ribbon, wish it would come back.  I used markers and a blender pen to color in my stamped image.  The embossed card stock was yet again another "left-over" in my stash.

Embossing folders: Framed Tulip and Designer Frames Folder
Card stock: Whisper White and Pretty In Pink
Extra Large Oval punch
Marker: Marina Mist, Crumb Cake, Real Red, Pretty In Pink and Soft Suede
Blender pen

Well I hope you have a great week-end, one of our neighbors is having his 10th annual Cinco de Mayo party on Saturday and we always have fun, hope you do too!     Mary

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

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Best of 25 Years, Stamp Set for May


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!

Secret Garden Watercolor

Happy Hump Day!  I hope your week is going smoothly too.

Here is a card that I found over on Pinterest and just love how soft and pretty the colors all seem to go together on here.  I tried a new technique, for me, using watercolor paper, a mister, aqua brush and re-inkers.  First I heat embossed my watercolor paper with the images I wanted with white embossing powder, then cut them out with the coordinating framelits.  Then I used a mister filled with water and lightly misted the paper with water.  I put a drop of re-inker on a clear acrylic block, picked up some with my wet aqua painter and dab it onto the center of my image and let it flow out to the edges.  Very simple but you do have to allow for drying time, so I let mine dry over night.  I die cut out the leaves and embossed my Pool Party background with the Honeycomb embossing folder.  Use a flag framelit from the Hearts a Flutter Framelit collection and used Pink Pirouette paper and used Pink Pirouette ink to stamp a flower image on the flag too.  Once the flowers were dried, I popped them up on dimensionals and adhered the background to a piece of Whisper White card stock.

Thanks for stopping in and I would love to hear your comments too,  Mary.