Thursday, December 31, 2009
Doesn't it look like they actually LIKE eachother in these pictures? LOL. These moments are few and far between these days (unless there is money involved).
It's so cool that you can modify your photo as well. This first one was a color photograph - but I was able to change it to B&W (there is also sepia, and other color options). You can sharpen, soften, remove red eye, crop...etc. I wanted to keep this page simple and not add too much. I wanted the picture to be the main focus of the page, and too many elements can distract from that.
On this page, I added flowers from our stamp set Petal Pizzaz. It's so much fun adding buttons, brads and ribbons to the flowers digitally. I then added a "drop shadow" on the flowers to create the illusion of depth. Doesn't it look like the flowers are popped up on dimensionals? Very cool!
Thanks for stopping by...I hope you are having a safe and happy New Year!
Wednesday, December 30, 2009
New Stampin' Up! punches and punch design, clear mount stamps, delicious new satin ribbon (in tons of colors), embellishments and amazing designer series paper are just around the corner! Sale-A-Bration (Stampin' Up!'s hottest promotion of the year) and the Occasions Mini Catalog both begin on January 5, 2010.
Sale-A-Bration: Jan. 5 - March 31.
For every $50 you spend on Stampin' Up! products, you will receive a free Sale-A-Bration reward - stamp sets (including clear mount options), the amazing new Scallop Trim Punch, darling designer series paper, and more!
Occasions Mini Catalog: Jan. 5 - April 30.
You'll discover 43 pages loaded with new stamp sets (including clear mount options), new designer paper, ribbon, epoxy brads and so much more.
NEED FREE COPIES OF THE OCCASIONS MINI OR SALE-A-BRATION CATALOGS? I'm happy to send you both catalogs free (arrival by Jan. 5). If you are not one of my customers (and don't expect one from another Stampin' Up! demonstrator), please email me your name and complete address. US only.
IMPORTANT: If you are one of my Stampin' Up! customers, I have already arranged for your Sale-A-Bration and Occasions Mini Catalogs to be mailed to you on or before Jan. 5. Please feel free to email me if you want to confirm that your copies have been sent.
I am so excited about the new products we have to offer! You are going to want them ALL! :-)
Book your GNO with me before March 31 and let the Sale-A-Bration begin!
(look how BIG Bella is now! She weighs over 80 lbs!)
I love looking at these pictures when my kids were so small. Time goes by so fast! I also love that in MDS, we have access to last years In Colors....Baja Breeze (which I used on the January layout), Riding Hood Red, Pink Pirouette...some of my favorites!
On the February layout, I used the Night and Day Designer Paper. It's awesome that our Designer Papers are part of the program and we can use it digitally. Very cool!
Thanks for stopping by today! Have a great day and stop by again soon!
Tuesday, December 29, 2009
Over the past few years, there has been enormous demand from demonstrators and customers alike for a line of repositionable clear-mount rubber stamps.
Well, you asked for it, and now you have it!
Starting with stamps in the 2010 Occasions Mini Catalog and the 2010 Sale-A-Bration Brochure, Stampin' Up! now offers our exclusive stamp art in both traditional wood-mount, and the new clear-mount option.
Our new clear-mount rubber stamps are the result of extensive research with the intent to maintain the very best image quality in the stamping industry, while at the same time offering the ease-of-use and storability inherent in repositionable clear-mount rubber stamps.
Clear-Mount Rubber Stamp Features
I am really excited about this new product offering. Now we have the BEST of both worlds! High quality images from rubber stamps, with clear blocks for easy positioning and storage!
* Nine different sizes of clear blocks available individually or as a discounted bundle.
* Blocks have ergonomic grooves on all four sides for easy grip and traditional wood-mount feel.
* Stamps and blocks are durable and easy to clean with your Stampin' Scrub and Stampin' Mist.
* Optional image labels on stamp backs let you decide if you want to see the image through the block or not.
* Tight die-cutting for easy image positioning.
* Large clear blocks can be used to create collages or spell words with alphabet sets.
* Stamps store easily in standard, DVD-type cases with artwork on front and spine, making organization easy.
Look for the Occassions Mini Catalog and Sale-A-Bration Brochures in your mailbox or contact me at Stamp4joy@comcast.net to get a copy!
Happy New Year to All!
Wednesday, December 23, 2009
I used the Dasher stamp for most of my cards this year. I just love that little reindeer. And he's only a $9 stamp! I made several versions, as there were so many I wanted to make. On this one, I wanted to use up some of the Christmas Cocoa Designer Paper I had left over.
The white cardstock behind dasher was embossed using the petals a plenty embossing forlder and the Big Shot die cut machine. The snowflake is made from the punch, and a brad in the center finishes it off.
I wish everyone a safe, healthy and happy holiday season. I look forward to stamping with you in the new year!
Merry Christmas to all ~
Wednesday, December 16, 2009
Wednesday, December 9, 2009
It's time to announce the Blog Candy Winner! Random generator selected the following comment:
This would be of all people, my evil twin Michelle Beatt Burton whom I have known for some 20 years! She and I traveled together in Up With People back in 1989 - 1990. We lost touch for many years, but thanks to Facebook, many of our cast has reconnected and it's been so great!
Congratulations, Michelle! Email me your address and I will get the Snow Buddies stamp set in the mail to you!
Have a great day everyone!
Tuesday, December 1, 2009
- This offer is through me, not Stampin Up! So, in order to get the deal, you must email me or call me with your order. You can still use credit cards, or personal checks. If you order online, the discount will not be reflected. So make sure to go through me!
- Regular tax and shipping apply. Discount is on product only.
- Need a Stampin' Up! Wish List to give to Santa?
Santa Wish List Form
Now, for the Blog Candy....
are you ready?
I will use the Random Generator to select the winner.
This is a Level 2 Hostess Set in the Holiday Mini.
If you LOVE snowmen, than this is for you! :0)
Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!
I stamped the snowflakes on front and back with White Craft Ink. The tree and bird are from the Season' of Friendship Stamp Set. The windows were made with punches. The red piece is 1.5" square, the Chocoalte Window is the 1 3/8" square punch. And the 4 little craft windows are 1/2" squares.
The door is simply a 2" x 3" piece of Kraft cardstock, sponged on the edge with Close to Cocoa. A Chocolate Chip Jumbo Brad acts as the door knob. The small heart is the smallest heart from the Heart to Heart Punch. The snow is simply a strip that I tore by hand, I added 2 way glue across the top and topped it off with Dazzling Diamonds Glitter.
The label "From Our House to Yours" was made for this project! It's from the Sweet Season Stamp Set. I stamped it in Chocolate Chip and colored the heart in with a Real Red Marker. It gets punched out with the Large Oval Punch.
I then punched 2 Real Red Scallop Ovals, and adhered them to the Wide Oval to make a background. 2 Gold Brads added to the sides, and a few Stampin' Dimensinoals, and viola!I am pretty pleased how it turned out, although it did take me all day to design it. LOL.