Friday, August 30, 2013

Shel's Stampin' News for September 2013

It is hard to believe that it almost September....where has the summer gone?  But I must admit I am looking forward to all my girls coming back to classes- I have missed those of you who have not attended summer classes!

Boy oh boy, it has sure been hot and HUMID here in Winnipeg the past week!  I am NOT a big fan of humidity....zaps the life right out of me. Geesh!  

Well because of the weather and feeling like a limp dishrag, I have not been very productive this week!  I really have to get to work on my Christmas Cards for my upcoming classes!  I did get my swaps done and mailed- yeah!  

Ok, I have loads of news for you this month (surprise surprise)  so I best get started: 

1.  First off this month is a brand new Best of 25 Years stamp set entitled the Best of Autumn for just #17.95...I quite like this one....think I will order it for myself :) 

2.  Next up is the amazing Butterfly Bundle!  It features 15% savings (who doesn't like to save) You get the Papillon Potpourri stamp set and the Bitty Butterfly punch at great savings!  Sale ends September 30th.

3.  Next up is Holiday Single Stamps!  Check them favorite is the 3D star image.
Hurry- only available until Jan 31.

4.  We have a new Photopolymer Stamp Set!  It is called Another Thank You and features ten amazing stamps for your thank you cards.  And the price is just $16.95- Check out the great images below!
 5.  I want to remind you about the limited time availability of the Single Markers.  Check out the details below:

6. Upcoming Classes
Thur Sept 5- Scrapbook Class 6:30
Thur Sept 19- Card Class 6:30
Sat Sept 21- Potluck Free Crop 10-4
Sat Sept 28- Christmas Card Class 1 of 3- 1 pm- 10 cards $35.00 or FREE with a $65.00 order  Note that cards are different in each of the three classes. 
Thur Oct 3- Scrapbook Class 6:30
Thur Oct 17- Card Class 6:30
Sat Oct 19- Christmas Card Class 2 of 3- 1 pm- 10 cards $35.00 or FREE with a $65.00 order
                 Note that cards are different in each of the three classes
Sat Oct 26- Potluck Free Crop 10-4

Thur Nov 7- Scrapbook Class 6:30
Thur Nov 21 Card Class 6:30
Sat Nov 23- Christmas Card Class 3 of 3- 1 pm- 10 cards $35.00 or FREE with a $65.00 order
                  Note that cards are different in each of the three classes
Sat Oct 30- Potluck Free Crop 10-4

Thur Dec 5- Scrapbook Class 6:30
Sat Dec 7- Free Crop and Christmas Party Dinner
Thur Dec 12- Card Class 6:30

7.  Monthly Sketches- here are your monthly card and scrapbook sketches. Have fun, be creative, and share your completed projects :)

Well girls, I think that is it for this month.  I hope you have a WONDERFUL long weekend and hope to see you all soon!  

Inky huggs til next time, 

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Baby Face

You've got the cutest little Baby Face!  

Don't you just love babies!  Especially cuddly little bundles! 

I made this card for a friend in West Virginia who are so excited to announce their first granddaughter. 

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Double Embossed Summer Silhouettes

This card was a bit of a surprise for my card making girls. 

The green embossed piece on the front actually opens and that is where you write your greeting.  

I LOVE the green embossing powder on the raspberry ripple cardstock! 

Monday, August 26, 2013

101 Uses for Dazzling Details

 101 Ways to Use Dazzling Details on Your Scrapbook Pages and Cards: 

1.  outline the letters in your titles.
2. outline the patterns, pictures & designs on your patterned papers.
3. add a little shimmer by spreading it around with your finger!
4.  on handmade cards.
5.  to make flowers glittery.
6. to make “glitzy photo corners!”
7. to make firework photos glittery!
8.  to make the “trails” from butterflies and dragonflies.
9.  to doodle dots and stitches.
10. to really make stickers look special. The Basic Grey cardstock stickers become 3-D and really spectacular! !
11. to outline the veins in leaves.
12.  to add to the clothing on Bella stamps to make the girls look ready for a night on the town!
13. to make brads sparkly!
14.  to make ribbon sparkly!
15. to make icing on cupcakes and cakes shimmer.
16.  to make waves look 3-D.
17. for making cherries/fruit shimmer as if wet.
18.  to make the “fire” on the end of a birthday candle!
19.  to make rain drops or water drops from a watering can.
20. to make fairy dust around a fairy’s wand.
21. to decorate your kids school supplies instead of buying designer stuff.
22.  to cover entire cutouts.
23.  over the designs on grunge board. It looks great!
24. use cherry cobbler as the perfect color to add blood droplets on your Halloween LO’s.
25. To cover clear embellishments entirely and make them oh so sparkly!
26.  under transparencies, to adhere them. Looks great for bubbles.
27.  for decorating t-shirts. When they’re worn down, ripped or you tired of them, cut out the design and scrap it. More mileage this way.
28.  to border a page!
29. for slug trails.
for snail trails.
31.  to decorate tennis shoes.
32. to decorate buttons.
33.  to decorate ribbons.
34.  to make a spiderweb sparkle in a Halloween LO.
35.  on handmade tags.
36.  to add bling to hats or crowns.
37.  to make jewelry gleam!
38.  to make belts shine!
39.  to add pizazz to purses & some shine to shoes! all or any misc accessories! (whether it be in a LO or IRL.That’s up to you! LOL!)
41.  add dots to decorate lots of things, especially stamped swirls or flowers.
42. generally anywhere on your LO, just to add some bling!
43. to highlight just one letter in a title and make it POP!
44.  to make a circle or square of dots to frame closely in on a face or object in a photo.
45.  to the center of flowers.
46. along swirly-swirls!
47.  to make a thin (or thick!) border around anything (or everything!) on your page. highlight the shadow on stamped letters.
49. to stamp with them!
50.  to embellish concert LO’s.
51.  to make flourishes on your flourishes and make them look embossed.
52.  to add bling to a star.
53. You can add them to flames to make them shimmer, glow & come alive!
54. You can use the color Cotton Candy to enhance.Um, well, Cotton Candy!
55. for.Candy Canes!
56.  for Icicles.
57. for.Water & Waterfalls.
58. s for.Oranges.
59.  to make the lines of a shooting star!
60.  on flowers to make them sparkle!
61.  as paint (dot a little then spread with paintbrush)
62. to make a proper Disco Ball!
63. You can tear paper snow for cards or layouts & run it along the top edge of the snow.
64. You can also stamp snowflakes and put  in the center of the snowflake.
65.  to anything that you stamp!
66.  on paper piercings.
67.on diecuts.
68. When using jewels, outline the jewel. outline a journal box.
70. to decorate a cast.
71. to decorate gift bags.
72. to decorate wrapping paper.
73.  on feathers for Mardi Gras or Las Vegas LOs.
74.  with a stencil instead of ink.
75. You can print out stuff from Google, then add it to make homemade sparkly stickers!
76. to the top of Thickers.
77. When glitter comes off of stickers/paper, you can fill it in  to make it back to normal!..You can use it to glue more glitter on top of the sticker!
78. to make the eyes on a Disney Princess cut with your Cricut.
79.  to create rays of sunshine!
80.  to create a rainbow!
81.  to make a heart (or hearts) shine!
82. to make stars glitter & shine!
83.  to make moonbeams shine!
84.  on diecut Christmas trees to make the bulbs sparkle & shine!
85.  to your own Christmas ornaments or Christmas ornaments as gifts!
86. to add shine to a trophy.
87. to a title block.
88. to add sparkles to a Shamrock.
89.  to add sparkles to an Easter Egg.
90. to add rays of light to a Christian cross.
91. to create firework frame around something (For example, a name or an object!)
92. to make fish glimmer.
93.  to make water reflect (ocean, lake, waterfall, ripples, streams, fountain, aquarium, etc.)
94.  to make a reflective mirror.
95.  to highlight Art Deco from the 60’s, 70’s, 80’s or 90’s found in the backgrounds of pictures.
96.  to highlight a monogram.
97.  on inchies.
98. on tear bears.
99.  to add bling to automobiles.
100.on your Disney Princess pages.
101. on everything & anything & as long as you still have any left in your bottle to use!

Saturday, August 24, 2013

Did YOU know....

1.  Did you know....that each month in 2013, in celebration of their 25th Anniversary, Stampin' Up! is releasing a "Best of 25 Years" stamp set?  The price for each set is $17.95. 

AND If you purchase 6 sets, you can choose any free stamp set with a value up to $17.95....and if you purchase all 12 sets, you can choose any two!  Free sets to be redeemed no later than April 30, 2014.  

You can check out the releases so far here:

2.  Did you know ....that for a limited time you can update your color families by purchasing the new color markers; either singly or in a set!

3.  Did you know.... that so far Stampin' Up! has released seven sets of Photopolymer clear stamps at fantastic can check them all out here:

4.  Did you can now order clearance rack items on your regular order!  
Check out the clearance rack here:

5.  Did you know.... about Paper Pumpkin?  It is a prepackaged set of supplies delivered to your door monthly, for papercrafting.  Cost is $24.95 which includes shipping and taxes. 
Check it out here:

6.  Did you know... about the new Thinlits Card Dies?  These amazing dies cut and score the card base for an interactive card AND includes lots of accessory dies.  They are available in label or circle.  Check them out here:

Ok, so now you are up to date on all the Canadian Special question you have a copy or have you checked out the new Holiday Catalog?  You can check it out here:

And the last thing.....classes.....I have a few to choose from for September....and remember, if you attend a can join us for Potluck FREE Crop Saturday for....FREE.  Yes FREE Crop Saturdays are starting up again in September! Here is the schedule: 


Potluck Free Crop-is free to those who have attended at least one class during that month- if you have not attended a class,you cannot attend the crop- this is a free bonus as a thank you, only for those who attend classes.  You must reserve a seat as space is limited. 

For all classes, please bring basic kit below, everything else will be provided. 

Basic Kit:  
1. All adhesives you will need.  Common adhesives are tombow liquid glue, tape runner, foam pop dot dimensionals, glue dots,sticky strip double sided tape.  
2.  Also bring your scissors. 
3.  For scrapbook class a paper trimmer and photos. 


Thur Sept 5- Scrapbook Class 6:30 $20.00 or FREE with a $30.00 catalog order. 
Thur Sept 19- Card Class 6:30 $20.00 or FREE with a $30.00 catalog order. 
Sat Sept 21- Potluck Free Crop 10-4 
Sat Sept 28- Christmas Card Class 1 of 3- 1 pm- 10 cards $35.00 or FREE with a $65.00 order  Note that cards are different in each of the three classes. 

Friday, August 23, 2013

Sunny Flower Shop Card

Now what would brighten up someone's day more than getting this lovely card in the mail.  It just screams sunshine and flowers to me. 

Here are the products I used in this card: 

Flower Shop Stamp Set
Pansy Punch
Oh Hello Stamp Set
Daffodil Delight Cardstock
Baked Brown Sugar Cardstock
Whisper White Cardstock 
2 1/2" Circle Punch
Whisper White 1/4" stitched grosgrain ribbon
Polka Dot Parade DSP

Thursday, August 22, 2013

3D Pretty Postage Split Negative

We have made several  different split negative cards over the years...

Here are a few of samples we have made in past classes:

But this one is has an amazing 3D effect, it is the background only that is split negative, and it uses punches and the Postage Due Stampset.  

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Beautiffully Baroque

Baroque- what exactly does that mean?  

Well I had to off to I went. Here is what the definition is: 


  [buh-rohkFrench ba-rawk] 
often initial capital letter of or pertaining to a style of architecture and art originating in   Italy in the early 17th century and variously prevalent in Europe and the New World for   century and a half, characterized by free and sculptural use of the classical orders and  ornament, by forms in elevation and plan suggesting movementand by dramatic effect in  which architecture, painting, sculpture, and the decorative art soften worked to combined effect.
sometimes initial capital letter of or pertaining to the musical period following the Renaissance, extending roughly from 1600 to 1750.
extravagantly ornate, florid, and convoluted in character or style: the baroque prose of the novel's more lurid passages.
irregular in shape: baroque pearls. 

often initial capital letter the baroque style or period.
anything extravagantly ornamented, especially something so ornate as to be in bad taste.
an irregularly shaped pearl.

Well I think that this is definitely beautiful....and would be a great thank you card to receive!  

Products I used: 

Basic Black Cardstock
Real Red Cardstock
Whisper White Cardstock
Beautifully Baroque Stamp Set  page 113    item #130895   $17.95
Papillon Potpourri Stamp Set    page 90      item#123759    $17.95
Lighthearted Stamp Set (retired)
Scalloped Edge Border Punch    page 181    item#119882     $20.95
Black Stazon                           page 165     item#101406     $10.50
Real Red Ink                            page 143    item#126949     $7.25

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Cloudy Days?

Hey girls, it's Tuesday and I thought it was a great day for a super quick tutorial....on making a cloud background for your cards or scrapbook pages. 

This is really simple to do.....just take a scalloped circle punch and punch out a piece of scrap cardstock.  Then cut it in half- voila- two masks!

Grab a couple of shades of blue ink and a couple of sponges and a piece of white cardstock.....and go to town....simply sponge the ink along the edge of the scallops, making sure to use both colors for depth and to make sure that you change the angles a bit each time you move the mask. 

Easy peasy!  Give it a try- have fun, and share your creations with me!  

Monday, August 19, 2013

Do you remember this card sketch challenge for August?

Inline image 1

Well here is my first submission from Nicolle:

Nicolle writes: 

Here is my spin on the card challenge for August.

I used the Tea for Two paper, Lucky Limeade, Calypso Coral, & Very Vanilla.

 I used the En Francis back ground stamp as well on dimensionals on my card base of the same color. 

Luck Limeade ruffled ribbon & the Vintage Button were my embellishments, oh I also used some two buttons from the Sweet Button Embosslits.

GREAT job Nicolle - thanks again for playing in the challenge and sharing your work to inspire others!!!

Friday, August 16, 2013

Bundles in the Holiday Catalog

Today I want to point out all the great money saving bundles featured in the just released Holiday Catalog. Save 15% by purchasing bundles!

Bundles 2013-14 Canadian Holiday Catalog

Thankful Stamp + Thankful Tablescape Simply Created (p. 18)
Wood 133341 $32.95

Be Very Merry Stamp + Snowflake Season Simply Sent (p. 26)
Wood 133281 $22.95

Merry Little Christmas Stamp Set + Merry Little Christmas Simply Created Card Kit (p. 27)
Wood 133286 $24.95
Clear 133287 $21.95

Festive Flurry Stamp Set + Festive Flurry Framelits Dies (p. 30)
Wood 133284 $67.95
Clear 133285 $57.95

Christmas Collectibles Stamp Set + Christmas Ornament Punch (p. 35)
Wood 133282 $38.95
Clear 133283 $33.95

Morning Post Stamp Set + Stampable Mini Muslin Bags (p. 36)
Clear 133292 $28.95

Tags 4 You Stamp Set + Label Bracket Punch (p. 37)
Wood 133293 $37.95
Clear 133294 $32.95

Thursday, August 15, 2013

Shel's Mid Month Stampin Up! Update

Hi Girls! 

Last night was the Holiday Catalog Kick Off Party, and boy did we have fun- played some games, had some great chicken  wings and salads, checked out the new products, and a great make and take card, and of course great prizes. 

If you could not make it and want a copy of the Holiday Catalog, contact me. It is also available on my blog. 

My next order goes in today, Thursday August 15 at 9 pm.....if you wish to order anything please contact me prior to the 9pm deadline. 

I have just received a bunch of new promotions that I wanted to share with you .  

1.  First, I wanted to talk a bit about the new thinlit dies- there are three- the Label Card die set &  the Circle Card die set,(these cut the card which moves or flips and the accessory dies)  and the Expressions Thinlets words.  

  There has been an overwhelming response to these, and my advise is that if you want these- DON'T WAIT- order them now.....because I just know that they are going to hit the backorder list and you may not get them in time.  

Here is a quick video on these thinlits card dies: 

These are in the Holiday Catalog on page 36....set of 3....$30.95

Here is a quick video on the expressions thinlits dies: 

2.  New Photopolymer Stamp Set- just released:  

3.  Just in time for the holidays- new budget friendly Holiday Single Stamps!

4.  And finally you are gonna LOVE LOVE LOVE this new tool!  

It is an Envelope Punch Board- available September 1st.  

It makes AWESOME envelopes easy as pie in 66 different sizes.  

Honestly, this is the easiest and fastest way to make your own envelopes and save money!  You can use cardstock, Designer Series Paper, or even plain white computer paper- it all works!  

  • It creates totally customizable envelopes in up to 66 different sizes (not to mention a million different color and pattern options depending on the paper you want to use). Even tried and true envelope sizes will only take you moments to create!
  • It's super easy to use; it will go over as a huge wow when you demonstrate it at your events and your customers see it in action. It looks intimidating at first glance, but when they see that all you have to do is measure for the first punch and from there you just turn and score they'll go crazy (in a good way).
  • It's small and lightweight; this makes it easy for you to take it to your events and show it. It's also a great selling point when you show your customers how it's super portable and easy to store. It's small and light enough that they could use it while watching a soccer match, at a park, at a friend's for craft night-anywhere.
  • It even has a slick scoring tool as well as a punch that lets you create rounded corners on your envelopes.
  • It's easy to keep it all together; the stylus storage compartment and two punches are designed into the tool so you don't have a bunch of little pieces to keep track of (even the instructions are printed right on the tool so you won't lose them!).
  • The price is terrific-especially for a tool that does so much!
Upcoming Classes: 

Thur Sept 5- Scrapbook Class 6:30
Thur Sept 19- Card Class 6:30
Sat Sept 21- Potluck Free Crop 10-4
Sat Sept 28- Christmas Card Class 1 of 3- 1 pm- 10 cards $35.00 or FREE with a $65.00 order  Note that cards are different in each of the three classes. 
Thur Oct 3- Scrapbook Class 6:30
Thur Oct 17- Card Class 6:30
Sat Oct 19- Christmas Card Class 2 of 3- 1 pm- 10 cards $35.00 or FREE with a $65.00 order
                 Note that cards are different in each of the three classes
Sat Oct 26- Potluck Free Crop 10-4

Thur Nov 7- Scrapbook Class 6:30
Thur Nov 21 Card Class 6:30
Sat Nov 23- Christmas Card Class 3 of 3- 1 pm- 10 cards $35.00 or FREE with a $65.00 order
                  Note that cards are different in each of the three classes
Sat Oct 30- Potluck Free Crop 10-4

Thur Dec 5- Scrapbook Class 6:30
Sat Dec 7- Free Crop and Christmas Party Dinner
Thur Dec 12- Card Class 6:30