Happy Birthday Hubs!

I love these sketches that the talented Amanda Turner from As You See It Challenge keeps turning out!

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Here is what I came up with using the sketch and working to create a masculine card for my husband’s birthday.

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I am sad to see our wheel stamps go – I love them! BUT I am of so excited for all of the NEW catalog goodies!!!

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Life in the Forest

I love this set and am so excited that it is going to be carrying over into the brand NEW 2014-15 Stampin’ Up! Catalog!  I used this set to play along with the Week #33 As You See It Challenge

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I do not like fussy cutting but I believe the end result was well worth the effort.  Do any of you use a fancy e-cutter that can scan and cut your images?  What do you use?  What do you like/not like about it?

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Happy Birthday!

Here’s another one of my cards for this week’s As You See It Challenge!

It was based on this lovely sketch:

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Back and Blue!

I’m back with a fabulous card made for the As You See It Challenge.  This weeks challenge was a colour challenge combined with a speed challenge!

AYSIChallenge031What?!?!  The project had to be completed start to finish within 10 minutes! Now, I admit, I did not start my timer until I had an idea of what I wanted to create and I had all of my supplies out.  Once I started the timer, this card took me a mere 4 and a half minutes!  Not too bad!!

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Shop Around

I loved the Shop Around Wheel (129587 $10.50) the minute I saw it in the Stampin’ Up! 2013-2014 Annual Catalogue BUT I had a big problem!  I have a love/hate (ok, mostly hate) relationship with my Stampin’ Up! wheels.  I ordered the wheel anyways and set to work un-mounting it the moment I received the order.

Un-mounting wheel stamps is much easier to do than you would think.  Here are the steps:

1.  Take an exacto knife to the seam on the wheel and slice.
2.  Gently pry the rubber away from the wheel.
3.  **Trim your stamp as you wish
4.  Mount the new flat rubber stamps onto Stampin’ Up! Clear Cling Foam (124236, $13.50)
5.  Stamp happy!

Some may ask why I would do all of this?!?!  Well, I do not have steady hands and despite my best efforts rolling, I am much more prone to stamping errors when I use the wheels.  Un-mounting my wheels makes it easier for me to stamp precisely without mistakes.  Another advantage is that I can use any colour of ink I want AND I can even use my Stampin’ Write Markers to colour the wheel stamps in multiple colours.  **Finally, I can cut up un-mounted wheel stamps – what?!?! Yep, for example with the new Birthday Candles (130111, $10.50) wheel stamp, I have split this stamp into 2 groups of candles – one with 5 candles, and one with 10 candles!

So, without further ado, here is the card I created using my newly un-mounted Shop Around (129587 $10.50) Wheel.

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I’ve started with a card base of Early Espresso.  I’ve added a layer of Crisp Cantaloupe embossed with the Modern Mosaic Embossing Folder (129984 $9.95).  I’ve stamped the Shop Around (129587 $10.50) image in Early Espresso ink onto Baked Brown Sugar card stock.

I’ve finished the card with several postage stamp images from Postage Collection (Wood 129237 $21 HOSTESS, Clear 129240 $15 HOSTESS) framed with the Postage Stamp Punch (122344 $21.95).

This card could be a great masculine card if you replaced the Crisp Cantaloupe with Soft Sky or Pistaschio Pudding!

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If you haven’t see the new Best of stamp set for July, it is Best of Shelli (133488 $17.95).  This is my favourite set so far!

Best of Shelli Clear-mount Stamp Set

Also, there is a new Photopolymer stamp set called Settin’ Sail (133453 $16.95)

Settin’ Sail Photopolymer Stamp Set

I hope everyone is having an excellent day!

Here’s all of the current specials!

Shop the NEW Catalogue

25% off our most popular greetings

Dolled Up Birthday Kit

Photopolymer Stamps

My Paper Pumpkin

Single Stamps (Extended until July 31, 2013)

Online Stamp Classes (NEW What to Washi Class)

Best of 25 Years Stamp Sets (see the NEW July Best of Shelli set)

Dude, You’re Welcome Kit

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STAMPIN’ UP! SUPPLIES:

Stamp Sets: Shop Around Wheel (129587 $10.50), Postage Collection (Wood 129237 $21 HOSTESS, Clear 129240 $15 HOSTESS)
Paper:  Early Espresso (126974), Crisp Cantaloupe (131298), Baked Brown Sugar (131296)
Ink: Early Espresso (126974), Crisp Cantaloupe (131176)
Tools:
Postage Stamp Punch (122344 $21.95), Modern Mosaic Embossing Folder (129984 $9.95)
Finishing Touches: Clear Cling Foam (124236, $13.50)

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Happy Father’s Day!

Today I want to share the two Father’s Day cards that I made.

The first card is for my husband who really is a Super-Dad in the eyes of his children.  For Father’s Day, my husband has asked our daughter for a tea date and for our son to take him to see the new Superman movie.  I thought this card would be perfect for the occasion.

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The bowtie was cut from Soho Subway Designer Series Paper (130140 $13.50) using the Full Heart Punch (119883 $22.95) and the 1″ Circle Punch (119868 $15.95).  The Superman idea was inspired and CASE’d from Kaminski’s Creations!  I found her card on Pinterest!!  Be sure to check our her site here!

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I hand drew the Superman logo and then fussy cut it out using an exacto knife.  I won’t lie, it was a PAIN but the reward will be worth the effort!

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The second Father’s Day card is for my father. Again, I’ve used Soho Subway Designer Series Paper (130140 $13.50) on top of an Island Indigo card base.

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I’ve used the Alphabet Press Embossing Folder (130916 $9.95) on some Early Espresso Core’dinations (Neutrals 129956 $29.95) which was then lightly sanded for definition to create a stunning banner.

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I’ve also added a stripe of the gorgeous new 3/4″ Chevron Ribbon in Island Indigo (131151 $12.50) and another banner from the Hearts a Flutter (Wood 131922 $31.95, Clear 129252 $22.95) stamp set.

Both cards feature the Happy Father’s Day sentiment from Teeny Tiny Wishes (Wood 128748 $45.95, Clear 127802 $32.95) layered with the Modern Label Punch (119849 $22.95) and the Word Window Punch (119857 $21.95).

I wish you and yours a wonderful Father’s Day weekend!  What are you all doing to show that special man in your life how much he means to you?

Here’s all of the current specials!

Shop the NEW Catalogue

25% off our most popular greetings

Dolled Up Birthday Kit

Photopolymer Stamps (including the NEW Wanderlust set!)

My Paper Pumpkin

Single Stamps (Extended until July 31, 2013)

Online Stamp Classes

Best of 25 Years Stamp Sets (see the NEW June Best of Greetings set)

Dude, You’re Welcome Kit

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STAMPIN’ UP! SUPPLIES:

Stamp Sets: Hearts a Flutter (Wood 131922 $31.95, Clear 129252 $22.95), Teeny Tiny Wishes (Wood 128748 $45.95, Clear 127802 $32.95)
Paper:  Soho Subway Designer Series Paper (130140 $13.50), Island Indigo (122923), Basic Gray (121044), Early Espresso Core’dinations (Neutrals 129956 $29.95), Whisper White (100730), Very Vanilla (101650), Early Espresso (126974), Real Red (102482), Daffodil Delight (119683)
Ink: Crushed Curry (131173), Island Indigo (126986)
Tools:
Full Heart Punch (119883 $22.95), 1″ Circle Punch (119868 $15.95), Modern Label Punch (119849 $22.95), Word Window Punch (119857 $21.95), Hearts a Flutter Framelits (130159 $30.95), Alphabet Press Embossing Folder (130916 $9.95), Stripes Embossing Folder (123128 $9.95)
Finishing Touches: 3/4″ Chevron Ribbon (Island Indigo 131151 $12.50)

 

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New Catalogue Ribbon Shares

I am really missing more stamping time these days!  I realize my posts are quite sporadic but I can assure you I’ll be back to more regular posts soon-ish :)  Once all of this packing, moving, unpacking business settles down!  Oh, and don’t forget summer holidays in the middle of all this chaos!  lol – I’m only a teensy bit overwhelmed by everything I need to do!

I’ve been dying to play with all of my new catalogue goodies.  I also just got a peak at the new Holiday Catalogue and let me tell you, it is a bank buster!! There is so much good stuff in there, but you will need to wait another month to see it!

I received all sorts of new delicious chevron and in-colour ruffled ribbon! I’ve divided it up and it is now ready for my ribbon share customers!  If you are interested in a ribbon share, please let me know and we can make it happen for you too!  A share is such a great way to get a little bit of a whole bunch of different ribbons!

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Here’s all of the current specials!

Shop the NEW Catalogue

25% off our most popular greetings

Dolled Up Birthday Kit

Photopolymer Stamps (including the NEW Wanderlust set!)

My Paper Pumpkin

Single Stamps (Extended until July 31, 2013)

Online Stamp Classes

Best of 25 Years Stamp Sets (see the NEW June Best of Greetings set)

Dude, You’re Welcome Kit

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Happy 10th Anniversary!

Happy 10th Anniversary to my love James!  I created today’s card keeping in mind James’ colour preferences and personal style!  I love the way it turned out and I love that the Epic Day This and That Designer Series Paper (130814 $13.50) is the perfect masculine paper!

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I’ve layered the Epic Day This and That Designer Series Paper (130814 $13.50) onto Gumball Green.  I’ve then added a circle in Basic Gray embossed with the Honeycomb Embossing Folder (129378 $9.95) - I was so happy to see this folder in the new Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalogue!!

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I’ve stamped two images from A Fitting Occasion (Wood 131952 $46.95, Clear 127049 $33.95) onto Pool Party in Basic Gray ink and then layered it onto a circle cut from Gumball Green.

I’ve finished the card with the sentiment from Itty Bitty Banners (Wood 132022 $19.95, Clear 126257 $14.95) stamped in Basic Gray on Daffodil Delight.

My husband is taking me on a mini-getaway to celebrate our anniversary and I can’t wait!  Things have been so hectic around here (hence the lack of stamping time) and I am grateful for some downtime to recharge, and most importantly connect with and appreciate my husband!  I can’t believe he has put up with me for 10 whole years!!

Here’s all of the current specials!

Shop the NEW Catalogue

25% off our most popular greetings

Dolled Up Birthday Kit

Photopolymer Stamps (including the NEW Wanderlust set!)

My Paper Pumpkin

Single Stamps (Extended until July 31, 2013)

Online Stamp Classes

Best of 25 Years Stamp Sets (see the NEW June Best of Greetings set)

Dude, You’re Welcome Kit

Signature-001 Shop Now-001

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STAMPIN’ UP! SUPPLIES:

Stamp Sets: A Fitting Occasion (Wood 131952 $46.95, Clear 127049 $33.95), Itty Bitty Banners (Wood 132022 $19.95, Clear 126257 $14.95)
Paper:  Epic Day This and That Designer Series Paper (130814 $13.50), Gumball Green (126840), Basic Gray (121044), Pool Party (122924), Daffodil Delight (119683)
Ink: Basic Gray (126981)
Tools:
Honeycomb Embossing Folder (129378 $9.95), Circles Collection Framelits (130911 $32.95), Bitty Banners Framelits (129267 $18.95)

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Top 10 Favourite NEW Items!

There is so much to love in the NEW Stampin’ Up! 2013-2014 Annual Catalogue!  Here are my favourites!

1. Big Shot Magnetic Platform (130658 $49.95)

Magnetic Platform

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2. Sketched Birthday (Wood 130423 $30.95, Clear 130426 $20.95)

Sketched Birthday

3. Chalk Talk Bundle (Wood 132731 $53.50, Clear 132730 $45.75)

Chalk  Talk Clear Bundle

4. Yippee-Skippee! (Wood 131341 $22.95, Clear 131344 $17.95)

Yippee-Skippee!

5. Flower Shop Bundle (Wood 132727 $43.95, Clear 132726 $37.25)

Flower Shop Wood Bundle

6. Shop Around Wheel (129587 $10.50)

Shop Around Jumbo Stampin' Around Wheel

7. Mosaic Madness Bundle (Wood 132734 $46.50, Clear 132722 $37.95)

Mosaic Madness Wood Bundle

8. Modern Mosaic Embossing Folder (129984 $9.95)

Modern Mosaic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder

9. Squares Collection Framelits (130921 $32.95)

Squares Collection Framelits Dies

10. Six-Sided Sampler Bundle (Wood 132725 $46.50, Clear 132724 $37.95)

Six-Sided Sampler Wood Bundle

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I’m Thankful for You

WOW!! What a whirlwind this past week and a bit has been for me!  I apologize for this unexpected absence.  My family and I decided that we wanted to list our beloved home for sale!  This meant putting everything else aside and getting the house ready to be on the market.  I’m happy (and exhausted) to say that the house is now listed and the showings have started!  This also means that I can get back to my passion – sharing my love of stamping with you all!

Today is the best triple threat day for Stampin’ Up! ever!!  From 11 am PST to 11 pm PST you can order from all 3 catalogues (see them here)!!! Yes, that’s right – you can order from the 2012-2013 Annual Catalogue (last day to order will be June 3), the 2013 Spring Mini Catalogue (last day to order will be May 31) AND the brand new 2013-2014 Annual Catalogue (first day to order will by May 31).
That’s not all – to celebrate the exciting launch of our new catalogue, we are having a sale on our three most popular greetings!

Sassy Salutations (Wood 132070 $21.71, Clear 126707 $16.46)

Sassy Salutations Clear-Mount Stamp Set

Sweet Essentials (Wood 132085 $18.71, Clear 126457 $13.46)

Sweet Essentials Clear-Mount Stamp Set

Petite Pairs (Wood 128706 $26.96, Clear 122497 $19.46)

Petite Pairs - Clear-Mount Stamp

AND that’s not all!  How about a new Photopolymer Stamp Set??  It’s called Wanderlust (133452 $16.95)

Wanderlust Photopolymer Stamp Set

Now onto showcasing some new products!!

Have you seen the new Simply Pressed Clay (130685 $8.95) yet on page 167 of the catalogue?  It is amazing!  Pair this clay with the Buttons and Blossoms Simply Pressed Clay Molds (131272 $9.95) and create hundreds (yes, I said hundreds) of embellishments for your projects in ANY colour you want!!!

There are several ways to ‘colour’ the clay.  You can simply roll the clay in your ink pad or add a drop of re-inker to the clay and then knead the colour through.  However, for today’s project I have chosen to colour the clay AFTER I’ve molded it.

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I’ve coloured it using two methods: colouring directly with my Many Marvelous Markers (131264 $135.95) and the second by using my Aqua Painters (103954 $20.95) to lift colour from my ink pads and then put it on the clay embellishments.

QUICK TIP: You will want to make sure your embellishments have properly air dried BEFORE handling and colouring!

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I’ve added these embellishments to several 3 x 3 cards that I have created to send our with new catalogues to some of my customers!

For the cards, I’ve used the NEW Gingham Garden Washi Tape (129314 $6.50) and the Banner Greetings Hostess Set (Wood 129711 $12, Clear 129714 $10).

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A note about Washi Tape… if you are anything like me, you were thinking what the heck is Washi Tape and do I really need it?  Well, the answer is YES!!  Washi tape is fantastic!  How did I not know about this product before?  It is so forgiving.  It is quick and easy to use.  It is fun and it is versatile.  Do you really need any more reasons? www.stampenvy.ca, stampin' up, simply pressed clay, gingham garden washi tape, banner greetings www.stampenvy.ca, stampin' up, simply pressed clay, gingham garden washi tape, banner greetings

Now stop reading this ridiculously long post and get your order placed!  Oh, and don’t forget to check back this weekend for my Top 10 New Catalogue must-haves!

Shop the Retiring Product List (LAST CHANCE!!!)

Shop the NEW Catalogue

Dolled Up Birthday Kit

Photopolymer Stamps

My Paper Pumpkin

Single Stamps (Extended until July 31, 2013)

Online Stamp Classes

Best of 25 Years Stamp Sets

Dude, You’re Welcome Kit

Signature-001 Shop Now-001

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STAMPIN’ UP! SUPPLIES:

Stamp Sets: Banner Greetings Hostess Set (Wood 129711 $12, Clear 129714 $10)
Paper:  Whisper White 12 x 12 (124302)
Ink: Island Indigo (126986), Daffodil Delight (126944), Melon Mambo (126948)
Tools:
Simply Pressed Clay (130685 $8.95), Buttons and Blossoms Simply Pressed Clay Molds (131272 $9.95), Aqua Painters (103954 $20.95)
Finishing Touches: Many Marvelous Markers (131264 $135.95), Gingham Garden Washi Tape (129314 $6.50)

Gingham Garden Designer Washi Tape

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