Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Early Bird Holiday Blast

Girls, please don't forget the early bird rsvp for the Southern Inkerbelles Holiday Blast is this Friday.  After that, the fee goes up $10.  Don't miss out!

Sunday, August 26, 2012

Framelit Organization

I'm always intrigued by other's ideas on how to organize our products better.  Here are two ideas that I give 2 thumbs up!!

Here's Stephanie's.  Click here.

And here is Kay's.

Saturday, August 25, 2012

Bow Video Tutorial

The paper bows on the back of the Holiday Mini are all the rage right now.  I showed club last month how to make one of them, but I found Frenchie's video on one more too.  Enjoy!!

Friday, August 24, 2012

Non-Big Shot Card

Had to take a break from Christmas.  Here is a card I showed at club.  I have seen so many samples made with this one.  Be looking for others using this card!  I got this one from Mary Fish.  It's very rare that I make a card w/o the Big Shot, but here is one of those unique posts for those of you who don't have it.  (You still need it though :)

Stamp Set: Pleasant Poppies, Curly Cute
Paper: Black, Pool Party, White, vellum paper
Ink: stazon black
Accessories: Pool Party ruffled ribbon

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Christmas Card #4

Here is my favorite.  I love quick and elegant.
Ink: Gumball Green
Stamp Set: Embellished Events, Scentsational Season
Paper: White, Silver glitter paper (but ended up using red on the final card)
Tools: Big Shot, Holiday Collection framelits
Accessories: dazzling details (used the cobbler one on the final card)

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Christmas Card #3

So, I like the new ink pads a lot, but it is taking a little time to get used to.  I have found when I do a sponging project in a class situation, it completely gets dried out.  I'll have to start collecting the reinkers too. Even they work differently.  Very juicy so don't use as much as you did with the old formula.

Stamp Set: Evergreen
Ink: Always Artichoke, Early Espresso, Crumb Cake
Tools: Big Shot, square lattice embossing folder, label framelits
Accessories: stampin sponges, dotto respositionable adhesive and dimensionals

So, how'd I do it?  Pick the frame you want to be the center image of your card.  Put that aside.  Then, pick the frame 1 smaller and cut out the image.  Then, use the larger one on the outside of that to create a frame.  Lay it on top the card piece and sponge going from in to out.  That probably didn't make sense.  Let me know if you need clarification.  Then I sponged around the outside.

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Christmas Card #2

Here is a card you might recognize.  I did this same thing but made the ornament a shaker card.  That would be too time consuming for club so I dumbed it down a bit :)

Stamp Set: Lovely as a Tree, Keepsake ornaments, More Merry Messages
Ink: Real Red, Garden Green (at the club, we actually used cherry cobbler and old olive.  I liked it better), black marker
Paper: white
Tools: Big Shot, ornament keepsake framelits
Accessories: dimensionals

Monday, August 20, 2012

Christmas Card Club Cards

We had a great time at my 2nd Christmas Card Club yesterday!  I really tried to make the cards a little easier than last month and I think I succeeded!!  I love it that everyone remembered to bring their frequent stamper cards!!  Very exciting!  This week I'll be sharing all the cards we made.  My bad though....too many big shot projects and not enough big shots!!  I'll do better next month.

I have had this card in my email since I got it last year (after christmas) from Inking Idaho!  I loved this card so much and couldn't wait to share it with my gals this month!  See Becky's blog for more info.

Stamp Set: Tiny Tags
Ink: Gumball Green
Paper: Very Vanilla, Gumball Green, Cherry Cobbler, Be of good cheer DSP, red glitter paper
Tools: Big Shot, chevron embossing folder, top note die, 1/2, 3/4" circle punches, ornament punch, jewelry punch
Accessories: vanilla 1/8" ribbon, glue dots

Friday, August 17, 2012

New Website for ideas

Ok, I have just recently come across a gal who (along with paper punch addition) finds several blogs a day to help inspire us with our creations!  The site is called...Blog Finds of the Day.  Check it out now!!

Thursday, August 16, 2012

How to fix your ink pad

Has the top of your ink pad ever come off?  I know mine has.  Here is a quick video to help you get your lid back on right.

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Tea Shoppe Gift Box Technique

Here is another video showing you how to make the tea and sugar gift box set found on page 56 of our annual catalog!

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Stampin' Emboss Technique

Here's another great video from our Stampin' Up! home office.  This one shows you how to do a stamping and embossing technique to make the great card found on page 105 of our annual catalog.  It uses our stamp set called Clockworks.  It looks like a metal tag.  Very cool!!

Monday, August 13, 2012

Jolly Christmas Card

Well, I'm sorry to say I couldn't find a screen shot of this adorable Christmas Card found on page 181 of our beautiful Annual Catalog, but here is an awesome video on how to use our Simply Scored Tool to make a gorgeous Christmas Tree 3D card.

Sunday, August 12, 2012

Holiday Ornament Video

 Remember this little gem from the front of the Holiday Mini Catalog?  Well, I've had a lot of requests on how to make it and mychicnscratch.com posted a step by step video that is awesome!!  Thanks Angie!!!

Saturday, August 11, 2012

MDS 2 now available!

 MDS 2 Free Trial: With the FREE trial, you’ll get: Full access to the software at NO COST for 30 days. Full design functionality. Opportunity to purchase additional downloads from designer templates to stamp brush sets--and everything in between. Access to our professional print services. Once your trial period expires, simply contact me to purchase the downloadable or disc version (coming soon!) of the software to continue enjoying My Digital Studio.

 MDS 2: $39.95 US/$49.95 CAN Full software Some functional content including a few punches, card stock, and photo layouts Download (item 130644) or Disc—coming soon (item 130645) Mac and Windows compatible.

MDS 2+:$79.95 US/$99.95 CAN Full software Over $500 US/$650 CAN of digital content Download (item 130646) or Disc—coming soon (item 130647) Mac and Windows compatible See included content here.

Upgrade to MDS 2: Already own the original My Digital Studio software? Upgrade to MDS 2 for $19.95 US/$24.95 CAN. Software upgrade Download (item 130650)

Check out Mydigitalstudio.net for all sorts of extra information, but don't forget...

Get 31% off 31 digital content options and most of our print products for all 31 days in August! Feed your My Digital Studio addicted customers and tempt the ones that aren't. With digital goods on sale and the 30-day FREE trial of the software, August is the perfect time for them to enter the digital designing craze and see what it's all about.
What's on sale? 
ALL cards, photobooks, individual pages, and tags.That's right: print any photobook, board book, swatchbook, individual pages, greeting card, postcard, trifold card, or tag-all for 31% off.
Some of our best digital content. 30 downloads and 1 content disc. Yup, that equals 31.
Here's the list of content:
ItemDigital ContentRetail Price31% Off Price
Floral District Collection Disc $  23.95 $ 16.53
Night and Day Designer Series Paper $    4.95 $   3.42
Candid Frames $    2.95 $   2.04
Check This Out Page Templates $    4.95 $   3.42
Blossom Builders Embellishments $    5.95 $   4.11
It's All Me Kit $    9.95 $   6.87
Whimsical Note Journal Template $    1.95 $   1.35
Pinwheel Daily Calendar Template $    9.95 $   6.87
Party Animal Kit $    9.95 $   6.87
Autumn Traditions Kit $    9.95 $   6.87
Grateful Heart Thanksgiving Ensemble $  14.95 $ 10.32
Playful Polka Dots Kit $    9.95 $   6.87
World Traveler Photobook Template $  17.95 $ 12.39
Storybook Specialty Designer Series Paper $    4.95 $   3.42
Joyful Times Kit $    9.95 $   6.87
One Great Year Digital Kit $    9.95 $   6.87
Limited Edition Embellishments $    2.95 $   2.04
Walk in the Park II Kit $    9.95 $   6.87
#HASHTHIS Stamp Brush Set $    7.95 $   5.49
Book of Birthdays Swatchbook Template $  12.95 $   8.94
Travel Journal Kit $    9.95 $   6.87
Get it Done Kit $    5.95 $   4.11
Sweetly Nested Framable $    4.95 $   3.42
Delight in the Day Photobook Template $  19.95 $ 13.77
Blast Off Ensemble $  19.95 $ 13.77
Little Milestone Birthdays Greeting Card $    7.95 $   5.49
Designer Gift Cards $    4.95 $   3.42
And a Happy New Year Photocard Template $    1.95 $   1.35
Thanks Tons Greeting Card Template Set $    2.95 $   2.04
Sending Glad Tidings Designer Tags Kit $    7.95 $   5.49
Gratitude Framable Designer Template $    1.95 $   1.35

Tools to Help You Sell

Friday, August 10, 2012

99 cent fabric???

Sorry I've been at the beach all week and am back and ready to post.  Just forgot to prepare any posts before I left.

While Stampin’ Up! does not typically allow Clearance Rack products to be sold on a workshop order, for a limited time and only while supplies last, the following discontinued Designer Fabrics from the2011-2012 Idea Book & Catalog will be available at the low, low price of just 99 cents on all order types—demonstrator, customer, workshop, and online!
121716Deck the Halls Designer Fabric$0.99
121715Candy Cane Christmas Designer Fabric$0.99
121817Springtime Vintage Designer Fabric$0.99
121818Sweet Stitches Designer Fabric$0.99

There is no limit to the quantity of these Designer Fabrics that you and your customers can purchase; however, this offer is only good while supplies last.

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Friday, August 3, 2012

Simple Delicate Doily Butterfly

You know it's hard for me to find simple cards I like so I was thrilled to find this one.
Stamp Set: Papillion Porpourri, Sweet Essentials
Ink: Midnight Muse (new fav)
Tools: Big Shot, Delicate Doilies sizzlit, circle #2 die, butterfly punch
Accessories: dimensionals

Thursday, August 2, 2012

Alabama State Sales Tax Holiday

The state of Alabama is having a sales tax holiday for school supplies up to $50.00 per item from August 3-5. Because school supply items are included in this sales tax holiday, the below list of items will be state tax free during the holiday period. Please note that you must place your order with Stampin’ Up!® during the tax holiday period in order to receive these items tax free. Also, keep in mind that this is a state sales tax holiday and may not apply to additional city, jurisdiction, or county taxes.  If you are interested, I will put in an order on the 5th with all the combined orders.

The following items are tax-exempt during the Alabama sales tax holiday: 

NumberDescription Price
1004252-Way Glue Pen $4.50
104332Snail® Adhesive $6.95
104331Snail Refill $4.50
104294Sticky Strip $6.95
104430Stampin' Dimensionals® $3.95
103683Mini Glue Dots $4.95
103579Paper Snips $9.95
103179Craft & Rubber Scissors $19.95
108360Craft & Paper Scissors $29.95
101879Watercolor Pencils $19.95
105021uni-ball Signo® Gel Pen $3.95
102845Blender Pens $9.95
variousStampin' Write® Markers $3.50
119700Subtles (10) $28.95
119701Regals (10) $28.95
119702Brights (10) $28.95
119703Neutrals (8) $22.95
119802Subtles (10) $16.95
119803Regals (10) $16.95
119804Brights (10) $16.95
119805Neutrals (10) $16.95
110755Multipurpose Liquid Glue $3.95
104045Anywhere Glue Sticks $3.95
1230022011-2013 In Color Stampin' Write Markers $14.95
128978Silver Stampin' Dazzle Marker $3.50
128979Gold Stampin' Dazzle Marker $3.50

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

August Promotions!!

In addition to the Holiday Mini Catalog going live today, there is a recruiting promotion too!  Check it out by clicking on the picture.

Also for my Digital Gals!!  Click on it!

Holiday Catalog is now LIVE!!

You have all been waiting for it.  Hopefully you all have a copy of the holiday catalog in your hot little hands. If not, just click on the picture to the right.  You may have noticed that the main catalog is a little lighter this year.  They did that to make room for all the incredible products they are bringing to life in this newly released catalog!  My favorite stamp is on the very first page.  The Ornament Keepsakes and matching framelits!  No more hand cutting ornaments on Christmas Cards.  Another bonus in this catalog is the discount SU! is offering when you buy both the set and the framelits!  Yeah..b/c you almost have to have both of them!  Might as well get them discounted a bit :)  Here is the card I showed stamp club last week and those who come to my next Christmas Card Club Class will get a dumbed down, but no less cute, version of this!

Stamp Set: Ornament Keepsakes, Lovely as a Tree, More Merry Messages
Ink: Always Artichoke, Cherry Cobbler
Paper: White, window sheet
Tools: Big Shot, Holiday Ornaments Framelits, 1-3/8" circle punch, peppermint scented embossing powder, heat tool
Accessories: Shaker frames, chunky glitter

Since we don't have craft ink anymore, I suspected that since the new ink is wetter than the old classic ink, it might emboss.  Well, it does, but you have to be FAST!!!  You have to be immediately ready with that powder and it's still not as good, but you should try it!  I used the peppermint powder and it smelled so good!

Here is a video with another cute idea and details on how to use our shaker frames.