Aug 29, 2009

Razzle Window Card

I'm baaack! Sorry for the long silence, I've been too busy taking care of *life* stuff, but I'm back now! So on to the fun stuff!

I love this new designer paper called Razzleberry Lemonade and the new Movers & Shapers dies!

This is a card I made for my friend and TAC demonstrator Betti! Hi Betti!!!

In the new catalog, Stampin Up has introduced 4 more magnetic shapes to use with the Movers & Shapers die in your Big Shot machine.

You simply run your cardstock through the Big Shot machine and choose which die window you want to use with your card. Since the dies are magnetic you can place the *window* anywhere you want!

In the photo above you can see how I used the NEW Modern Label punch to punch out and pop up this sentiment so that it can be seen on the front of card through the window.

The 4 different shapes each match with a corresponding hand punch so that the shape can *pop out* through the same shaped *window*.
The 4 shapes are:
1) oval scallop
2) NEW modern label
3) heart
4) star

You can see in this side view how it's done. Thanks for stopping by!

stamps: Thank You Kindly - $13.95
Cardstock: Whisper White base cardstock, Rich Razzleberry cardstock, Melon Mambo cardstock, Crushed Curry cardstock
Papers: Razzleberry Lemonade designer paper
Ink: Rich Razzleberry dye ink pad
Ribbon: Melon Mambo Polka-dotted Grosgrain ribbon
Accessories: Big Shot machine, Movers & Shapers Curly Label Bigz Xl Die, Punch Windows Movers & Shapers Die (modern label), Modern Label hand punch, Eyelet Border Punch, Mini Glue Dots

Jul 3, 2009

It's Heeeerrrrreeee! The New Catalog is Here!

click on the catalog to download it

Isn't she a beaut? It's finally here! The new 2009 - 2010 Catalog! And it runs for an ENTIRE year. Yes - Stampin' Up switched back to having a yearly catalog, yippee!

This catalog is chock-full of the most beautiful rubber stamps, scrapbooking kits, cardmaking kits, cardstock, inks, markers, ribbons, embellishments, designer papers and tools you've ever seen. What else can I say? If you don't have a copy of it, you can click on it and it'll begin to download to your computer. If there's anything you'd like to purchase just click on my link to my Stampin' Up store and you can start shopping from my website!

Stay tuned for some cute cards and projects next week!

Inspiration for today:
*God loves you with an unearthly love.* - Max Lucado

P.S. the posting below was supposed to be dated June 30 (that was the day I posted it). I don't know why it says June 21.

Jun 21, 2009

Goodbye to Soft Summer Forever!

Oooh, I'm SO sad to see *Soft Summer* gone forever. Today I checked the dormant list for the catalog that begins tomorrow and it's NOT on there, boo hoo! This is one stamp set I won't be getting rid of - it'll become part of my permanent rubber stamp collection. Here's a few last looks at this beautiful set!

I sort of copied the card that's in the Spring *Occasions* mini catalog but changed it up a little. I used the button Sizzix sizzlet die to cut out the button, and threaded it with linen thread. The thread also runs through the card for a natural look. I just noticed that each of these cards are paired up with a stamp set that's NOT retiring - in this card *Great Friend*, from the Occasions mini will be seen in the new catalog!

Lately I've been making these *Glitter/Lace* cards, they're SO much fun, it's like magic when you get the final design! I love using black with yellow, I think it looks very modern and classy. For this card I also used the *Matchbox Messages* set, which thankfully, has also made it into the new catalog, yay!!!

Finally, I wanted to make something bright and pretty, so I went with pink and green, hee hee!

*Oval All* is the set in this card that will be carried over into the new catalog.

Thanks for visiting today!!!!

Inspiration for today:
*We serve a God so rapt with wonders that their viewing requires an eternity.* - Max Lucado

Jun 19, 2009

Exclusive In Color Chart & upcoming set *Animal Stories*

Here's another exclusive sneak peak at the new upcoming IN COLORS that will be available for purchase on July 1st.

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This chart is from the July issue of *Stampin' Success* magazine, which is one of the perks of being a demonstrator - we get this free magazine every month and it's full of patterns, templates, samples, ideas, articles, news, lists of demonstrators winning different awards and milestones, and helpful guides and tips! It also showcases the monthly winning designs of the different contests going on: best scrapbook page, best 3-D item, best card, etc.. (the contests change from month to month).

*Animal Stories* & *Circle Circus* sneak peak!

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I made this card at my upline Brenda Keenan's house last week, isn't it so pretty? It has an Asian feel to it. Brenda cased it from *stampinangie* (splitcoaststampers) with some changes to come up with the card you see here! These sets, inks and papers will be available for purchase on July 1st!

Stamps: Animal Stories, Circle Circus
Cardstock: Crushed Curry (textured), Bermuda Bay, Soft Suede (textured), Whisper White
Inks Pads: Bermuda Bay, Soft Suede
Accessories: scallop border punch, round scallop, round circles, white grosgrain ribbon

inspirational quote:
You need not win God's love. You already have it. -Max Lucado

Jun 17, 2009

Sneak Peak at the spicy new In Colors for 2009-2010

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Here's a sneak peak at some of the new In Colors that will be available for purchase on July 1st! Aren't they so beautiful and rich? I thought the colors would make a perfect match with the *True Friend* set, since both this set and the new In Colors remind me a little of India. (I was fortunate to be able to visit there when I was 17!) One of the colors is called *Crushed Curry*. Doesn't it make your mouth water for Indian food?

Tomorrow I'll have another post showing all the new In Colors!

Techniques used: heat embossing, stamping with markers

• True Friend
• Thank You Kindly
• Whisper White card stock
• Rich Razzleberry (NEW!) card stock
• Melon Mambo (NEW!) card stock
• Crushed Curry (NEW!) card stock
• Dusty Durango(NEW!) card stock
• Bermuda Bay (NEW!) card stock
Stampin’ Up! Inks
• Crushed Curry (NEW!) Classic Ink Pad
• Rich Razzleberry (NEW!) Stampin' Write Marker
• Dusty Durango(NEW!) Stampin' Write Marker
Stampin’ Up! Accessories
• Rich Razzleberry (NEW!) Stampin' Write Marker
• Dusty Durango(NEW!) Stampin' Write Marker
• white gel pen
• versamark pad
• white embossing powder
• heat gun
• Photo Corners punch
• Eyelet Border Punch

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here is an inspirational quote:
*God is not just alive, but life itself.* -Max Lucado