Saturday, April 6, 2013

SHOWCASE SATURDAY- DAZZLING DIAMONDS

THIS IS THE THIRD OF FOUR CARDS WE MADE IN MARCH CARD CLASSES.  IT FEATURES THE DAZZLING DIAMONDS TECHNIQUE AND DRY EMBOSSING.

Friday, April 5, 2013

SCRAPPIN FRIDAY-BEST THINGS IN LIFE

This is the second of three pages we made in March scrapbooking classes. it features bright colors, smashed bottecap embellishmentspage 24 spring catalog item #129388 $4.95  featuring the spring sampler stamps set page 23 SC item#125512 $33.95, tasteful trim die embellishments page 192 AC item #120893 $52.95 and Dahlia Flower embellishments page 152 AC item 127556 $9.95. The greeting is from the stamp set Feel Goods page 21SC item #129684 $22.95

Thursday, April 4, 2013

Free Shipping & New Colors!

Free Shipping on all orders ( even online orders) April 6,7,8



Color Refresh- this is not really a promo....but I thought I would post it here just so everyone sees it.  Stampin Up just advised us that they are doing a color refresh in the new catalog coming out in June.
Here is what the new color line up will look like: 
Now you will notice that some old colors have been brought back and a new color too!  Now take notice of the discontinued colors....these are still great colors....so if you haven't purchased them yet do so while you can because they are only available while supplies last! This includes inks, markers, cardstocks, ribbons etc in these discontinued colors.

Product Talk Thursday-Crystal Effects




Crystal Effects Uses
1.  It gives a high-gloss finish to any image.  Use a brush to apply a thing coat and let it dry.  Make certain that you clean the brush as soon as you finish.
2.  You can add a drop or two of dye ink refill to the Crystal Effects to produce a high gloss colored finish.
3.  Crystal Effects works great as an adhesive to add buttons and heavier embellishments to your work.
4.  To create 3-D effect to your work; simply apply a thick line of Crystal Effects to the outline of the image.  Set this aside and let it dry.  After it has dried, add a thinner coat of Crystal Effects to the inside area of the outlined image.
5.  Make icicles; apply a thick line of Crystal Effects on a piece of waxed paper.  Using a tooth pick, pull down lines of the Crystal Effects to look like icicles.  Sprinkle gently with Dazzling Diamond glitter.  Let this dry.  When it is completely dry, you can lift the icicle off or the waxed paper and apply it where you want on your card or scrapbook page.  Attach this with a thin layer of Tombo Multi-Purpose glue.
Features of Crystal Effects:
It is water based for easy clean up.
It dries completely within an hour, depending on the thickness it is applied.
It is acid free and safe for scrapbooks.

Tips on using Crystal Effects:
1.  Do not shake Crystal Effects.
2.  It can be used with any color medium.
3.  Clean the tip and recap after use to prevent the tip from drying and clogging.
4.  It is best to use Crystal Effects within a year.
page 177 item#101055 and it is $7.95 for a 2 oz. bottle

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

QUICKIE WEDNESDAY- FAUX MOTHER OF PEARL

FOR TODAY'S POST I AM GOING TO SHARE WITH YOU A VERY QUICK AND EASY CARD TO MAKE. YOU ARE GOING TO NEED THE FOLLOWING SUPPLIES: 

GLOSSY CARDSTOCK PAGE 160 AC ITEM#102599 $7.25
REG CARDSTOCK FOR CARD BASE
IMAGE STAMP 
BLACK STAZON PAGE 157 AC ITEM#101406 $10.50
CLASSIC INK FOR BACKGROUND- I CHOSE CERTAINLY CELERY
SPONGE PAGE 179 ITEM#101610 $4.25
SHIMMER PAINT- I USED CHAMPAGNE MIST PAGE 158AC ITEM#116806 $7.95
SARAN WRAP AND A PAPER PLATE

STEPS: 
1.  TAKE SHIMMER PAINT AND PUT A COUPLE OF DROPS ON A PAPER PLATE. 
2.  USING THE SARAN WRAP AS AN APPLICATOR  PICK UP THE SHIMMER PAINT AND APPLY TO GLOSSY WHITE CARDSTOCK.  LET DRY
3.  TAKE A SPONGE AND CLASSIC INK AND GO ALL OVER THE GLOSSY CARDSTOCK
4.  AFTER A COUPLE OF MINUTES DRYING TIME RUB ALL OVER WITH PAPERTOWEL TO REMOVE EXCESS INK AND ALLOW THE SHIMMER PAINT TO SHOW THROUGH
5.  STAMP IMAGE WITH BLACK STAZON 
6.  ASSEMBLE AND EMBELLISH CARD. 

NOTE:  AS YOU CAN SEE FROM THE TWO SAMPLES BELOW, YOU CAN ADD A LITTLE SHIMMER PAINT WHICH ALLOWED MORE OF THE CELERY INK TO ADHERE TO THE CARD OR YOU CAN ADD A LOT OF SHIMMER PAINT SO THAT ONLY A HINT OF THE CELERY SHOWS.....WHATEVER YOUR PREFERENCE. 


Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Shel's Weekly News- week of April 1, 2013



Shel’s Weekly News                      week of April 1, 2013

Because there have been so, so many changes, promotions, and time sensitive things with Stampin’ Up lately, I have decided to change how I do a few things, in effort to keep you better informed and so you have easier access to information.

1.  My monthly e-newsletter will be a weekly e-newsletter, in effort to keep you better informed. 

2.  My Blog:  www.shelscreativecorner.blogspot.com also has some big changes. 

A.  You will see at the top of the page, that there is a new tab entitled Promotions and Sales.” This is the area where I will keep all the information about current sales and promotions, and the date when they end.  Once they end, they will be removed. 

B.  You will see at the top of the page, that there is a new tab entitled Newsletters”.   I will store the last newsletter in this location for easy access in case you want it. 

C.  You will see simplified categories on the right for easier access to previous posts:
1-Cards
2- Scrapbooking
3- 3D
4- Product Talk
5- Videos
6- My Digital Studio
7- Newsletter
8- Sketches
9- Tips and Tricks

D.  New daily post format:
Monday- masculine cards
Tuesday- tips and tricks
Wednesday- quick and easy cards
Thursday- product talk
Friday- scrapbooking
Saturday- showcase…check and see what surprise each Saturday holds

3.  Best of 25 Years – April’s Stamp Set is Best of Butterflies!
     Product number 133345 $17.95



4.   Upcoming Classes- contact me to reserve your seat:

April:  Thursday April 4- Scrapbooking Class
           Saturday April 6- Free Crop
          Thursday April 18- Card Class- new techniques!
   Saturday April 20- All About the Boys Card Class – cards for     the men in our lives- $25.00 flat fee


5. Sketches of the Week:






6.  Weekly Summary:
       
My Digital Studio- reduced pricing- regular $99.95 now just $24.95 find more info here: 
Sent With Love-ends April 30- special bundle price- more info here: 
Spring Surprise- save 15% with bundle pricing-more info here:
This and That-our own version of Smash book/mini album!-save 15% with bundle pricing- ends April 30th - more info here:
Dude You’re Welcome-complete stamping kit for the male stamper more info here:
Photopolymer Stamp Set-great deal!- only while supplies last-  more info here:
Single Stamps- due to popularity, assortment 3 and assortment 4 will    be available until July 31, 2013  See more info here:
My Paper Pumpkin-monthly kit program shipped direct to your home-$24.95 per month see more here:  www.mypaperpumpkin.com
MDS New Releases- find this week’s new releases here:
Best of 25 Years Stamp Sets- April- Best of Butterflies, March- Best of Flowers, February- Best of Love, January- Best of Birthdays….see more info here:
http://www.stampinup.com/ECWeb/ItemList.aspx?categoryid=1227      

If you have any questions about any of the above items, or to reserve a seat in my classes, contact me at 204-232-7744 or email shel@shelscreativecorner.com

TIP TUESDAY- ZENTANGLES

ZENTANGLES- THE ART OF DOODLING- A PROVEN STRESS RELIEVER. 

BASICALLY ZENTANGLES IS JUST FILLING IN VOIDS WITH ASSORTED DOODLES AND PATTERNS WITH A JOURNALLING PEN. 

THIS CARD FEATURES SUMMER GARDEN STAMP SET.  

THIS IS THE FOURTH AND FINAL CARD WE MADE IN MY MARCH CARD CLASSES. 

THE FUN THING WAS THAT THERE WERE NO TWO CARDS ALIKE, EVEN THOUGH WE ALL USED THE SAME SUPPLIES!

Monday, April 1, 2013

MASCULINE MONDAY- HORSE FRONTIER

HERE IS A GREAT CARD WE MADE IN MARCH CARD CLASSES.  IT FEATURES TWO STAMP SETS FOUND IN THE ANNUAL CATALOG:

HORSE FRONTIER PAGE 85 ITME#126347 !17.95
FINE FEATHERS PAGE 79 ITEM #126517 $15.95

OTHER PRODUCTS USED IN THIS CARD:

ANTIQUE BRADS
WHISPER WHITE CARDSTOCK
CRUMB CAKE CARDSTOCK
NATURAL JUTE TWINE
BLACK STAZON INK
STAMPIN SPRITZER
BLENDER PEN
STAMPIN WRITE MARKERS
SANDING SPONGE
CORE'DINATIONS KRAFT CORE PAPER
SPONGE
SOFT SUEDE INK
TOMBOW ADHESIVE
STICKY STRIP
DIMENSIONALS

Sunday, March 31, 2013

Sunday Special- Bottlecaps!

Here is a fun card that features the stamp set Spring Sampler found in the Occasions Mini catalog. 

I flattened bottlecaps in my big shot and adhered the images to the bottlecaps for a fun card.  

The happy birthday greeting is from the Wacky Wishes stamp set.