Thursday, September 1, 2011

Helpful hints in your Stampin' Up! catalog

I love Stampin' Up! and how they continue to help make us all better paper crafters.  You might not be aware of this, but in the big catalog that came on on July 1st, there is some helpful information when using the die cutting machine, the Big Shot.  I like all the helpful hints SU included in this catalog.  If you have a Big Shot and use the dies and embossing folders, you might like the "sandwich" information (the way you layer the platform) that is included on the pages where the folders and dies are sold, 214-225.

The photo below is of page 219.  You can see in the box next to the embossing folders shows an example of the layers you would use when embossing your cardstock.  Below that is another box that shows you the layers when using the Texturz plates.

The photo below is a little closer shot and an example of how different the layers would be if you were cutting out cardstock (or another material) using the dies. 

I love that this is so handy and since you probably always know where your catalog is, you will always know where to find this helpful information.  With the different products you put through the Big Shot, it's hard to remember what plates to use with what.  Some boxes use a crease pad so they are easier to fold and put together.  Some projects use the clear plates, etc.  It can be tricky to remember it all.

So, not only is your catalog full of wonderful have-to-have items, it's a great resource for your stamping hobby!

And speaking of catalogs, the Holiday Mini was released today.  Start rolling you pennies because it is full of wonderful holiday goodies.  I am having trouble posting the catalog on my sidebar so until I get it figured out, you can visit my website here to see what is new. 

Have a great day and Happy Stamping!

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Goodbye National Scrapbook Month Hellooooo New Catalog!

May has come and gone...and I must admit I didn't scrapbook a darn thing! So much for national scrapbook month. I guess I have been just too busy stampin!
June brings one of my favorite times of year! Not the gloom...
I have seen a few sneak peeks and I can't wait to see the whole thing! There are 5 new colors and they just scream summer, and the new fabrics are SO cute!
To make room for all the great new stuff...some things are sent to retirement and after June 30th the retired stamp sets will no longer be available. As for the accessories: ribbon, punches, embelishments etc are only available while supplies last so...Click the buttons on the right to see the retirement lists. Stampin'UP! will be updating the website daily.
Stay tuned for more info on the new catalog!
Here's what I have been up too...Enjoy!

Above: Stamp Set: Oval All, Land of the Free
Supplies: Pillow Box Die
Real Red card stock, Pacific Point card stock,
bakers twine, scallop oval punch, small oval punch, white Stazon ink pad,
Above: Here is another version of the pillow box made with Poppy Parade card stock, embossed with the polka dot embossing folder, Whisper White small tag punch, and my favorite new punch... I can't stop making cupcakes in every color! (at least these ones are calorie free :) white bakers twine and a cherry on top!

Above: I know...Another Cupcake! Pacific Point card stock, Celebrations Designer Series Paper, Real Red cupcake bottom and grosgrain ribbon, Stamp Set: Word Play

Below: This Next treat holder is from the #2Bigshot die, There are 2 boxes taped back to back, and a 1 1/4"circle punched through the top. This one is also made with Poppy Parade card stock, Flower die in whisper white, and tempting turquoise. Ribbon in so saffron and tempting turquoise.

 I hope these bring you a little crafting inspiration!

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

National Scrapbook Month

Wow...May brings so much to blog about!

May is national scrapbook month and Stampin Up has some great specials to help you celebrate.
30% off select stamp sets, 30% off select my digital studio print products, 30% off digital download products, and...30% off the digital plus starter kit when you join Stampin UP!
Click Here for more details!

More exciting News: The new mini catalog is OUT!! Click here to see the Summer Mini Catalog! (Also located on my left sidebar). There is SO much great stuff...check out the two new punches!
Also, check out the Strength&Hope Set on page 4.
$2 from each set sold will be donated to The Breast Cancer Research Foundation.

Happy crafting!

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

I can't believe its been 2 weeks since I launched my blog. I am still working out some technical difficulties...can't seem to "allow comments". Stay tuned, I hope to get it worked out soon!

Saturday, March 19, 2011

Blog Launch!

Welcome to my blog! I hope you find inspiration here for all things crafty. I recently became a Stampin' UP! Demonstrator and I am loving every minute of it. I hosted my first workshop and we had a blast. 
We used the Pawsitively Prints II Designer Series Paper.  I love this color combination of tempting turquoise and poppy parade. Whoever said you can't mix plaid and polka dots I think they look Adorable together!!

The stamp set is punch bunch. Its a freebie you can earn during the sale-a-bration promotion. If you spend $50 you get this set free! Check out the rest of the set here

The next two cards are made with one of my new favorite sets! Its from the occasions mini catalog, the set is called "SEW SUITE". I can't stop stamping with it! Unfortunately I had to...its my mom's and when she saw these cards she DEMANDED it back so she could make her own. Who could blame her its SO darn cute!
I was lucky she let me borrow it. She is known for not sharing well with others ;)
The colors I used are blushing bride and pear pizazz.
 Don't you just LOVE the little pincushion on the background of this card...
I hope these bring you a little inspiration! Happy crafting!