Sunday, April 29, 2012

Mojo Monday 238

It's retirement season and I pulled out some of my retiring sets and made some new cards. I am also enjoying using the soon-to-retire In Colors  and Designer Series Paper. Use the links of the left side of this blog to see the list of retiring stamps and accessories. Don't miss out on your favorites!

My inspiration today comes from the Mojo Monday sketch 238. I love this sketch for using up scraps of Designer Series Paper. Give it a try with some of your scraps! I'd love to see what you come up with.

Stay tuned for more samples from retiring stamp sets later this week!

  •  Stamp Set - With All My Heart (W 118134  C 118623), Tiny Tags (W 118091 C 118592)
  • Ink -Night of Navy (102977), Poppy Parade  (119782)
  • Card Stock - Poppy Parade (119793), Night of Navy (100867), Whisper White (100730)
  • Designer Series Paper - Pocketful of Posies (122354)
  • Accessories - Basic Pearls (119247), White Baker's Twine (124262)
  • Tools - 2-3/8" Scallop Circle Punch (118874), 1-1/4" Square Punch (119865), 1-1/2" Circle Punch (119860), 1-3/4" Circle Punch (119850), Jewelry Tag Punch (117190)

Keep on stamping!

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Stampin' Up! Blogs

If you would like to visit other blogs that feature Stampin' Up! products, check out this list of great blogs from many of my fellow demonstrators.


Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Digital Tuesday - Twitterpated Scrapbook Page

 Today's project was created in My Digital Studio using a scrapbook sketch from the Sketchy Thursday blog.

 Download the free 30-day trial version of My Digital Studio and give this sketch a try!

 Stamping Vogue Tips:
  • The page background is Crumb Cake. I used a technique I read about on to layer several of the Vintage Overlays in Soft Suede to create a distressed background.
  • The long rectangles in this sketch are perfect for highlighting the beautiful papers available in My Digital Studio.
  • The Twitterpated background pages provide the perfect color palette for these adorable pictures of my nieces. 
  • Use the square punch to create the long rectangles and fill them with designer paper. Rotate the rectangles until you get exactly the arrangement that you want.
  • The alignment tools allow you to arrange the photo blocks so that they line up perfectly.
 Digital Content:
  • Vintage Overlay Stamp Brush Set (121061)
  • Twitterpated Swatchbook template (125615)

Keep on stamping!

Monday, April 16, 2012

Going, Going, Gone - Retirement List

It's that time of year where we say good-bye to some old favorites while anxiously awaiting the new catalog.

The retiring stamp set list has been published.  You can view the retiring sets in my online store or download a printable list.  Check your wish list and place an order before your favorites are gone forever. Retiring stamps will be available through May 31.

One of my favorites from the retirement list is Upsy Daisy. Here are some samples from the archives:

I'll share more posts of retiring sets over the next few weeks.

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

My Digital Studio - Twitterpated Swatchbook

It's digital release day again! Today's release includes:
  • Sweet Little One Swatchbook template - a cute baby swatchbook template that would make a terrific brag book for Moms and Grandmas to carry in their purse. Just drag and drop your photos,  add a little journaling and send it to print!
  • Fashionable Stamp Brush Set - 14-piece stamp brush set
  • Mistyped Alphabet Stamp Brush set - An edgy alphabet with smudged typewriter look
  • Little Milestone Birthdays Greeting Card Template Set - A birthday life saver, keeping you all set with cute cards for any child’s birthday ages 1–10
  • Mom, I Love You Ensemble - Everything you need to design a fast, adorable Mother's Day gift; Easy to personalize a journal for your mom by adding tags, belly band, and ribbon for a coordinated look
  • Perfectly Penned Stamp Brush Set - 4-piece stamp brush set  

Today's project uses the Twitterpated Swatchbook template. This was so easy to use. I had a great set of photos from a family photo shoot at the beach. The hardest part of the whole project was deciding which photos to use! The swatchbook is ready for you to drop in your photos. On the back of each page, I added a journaling box to include the names of the family members in the picture on the front of the page. Easy, peasy!  

Here are a few of the pages:

Stamping Vogue Tips:
  • Templates are so handy when you need to make a quick project. Add your photos and journaling and you are good to go.
  • Choose your best photos to use in your project. Group them in a folder on your PC to make them easy to access and drag onto your project. 
  • Use the zoom feature to get up close and personal with your photos!
 Digital Content:
  • Twitterpated Swatchbook Designer template (125615)

Keep on stamping!

Monday, April 2, 2012

Summer Smooches and Bright Blossoms

This month, Stampin' Up! is offering the Summer Smooches suite of products for sale - a preview of the 2012-2013 catalog.

My card today shows off the bright, sunny colors from this suite of products. The pretty, bright colors just make me happy!

You may be wondering how I created the cute little purse shown with the card. It is the brand-new Petite Purse die that is part of the April offering. It is easy to put together and only requires 2 small strips of adhesive. Then the fun begins - embellishing the purse. The adorable purse holds about 4 Hershey nuggets or any other small item you wish.

Here is a list of all the new items available April 1-30:

Bright Blossoms Wood-Mount Set   125495   $16.95
Bright Blossoms Clear-Mount Set    125497   $12.95

Summer Smooches Designer Series Paper   125409   $10.95
Coordinating Colors: Daffodil Delight, Real Red, Tempting Turquoise, Lucky Limeade, Island Indigo, Tangerine Tango, Rich Razzleberry.

 Daffodil Delight 1/2" Seam Binding Ribbon   125583   $6.95

Summer Smooches Designer Fabric   125411   $9.95
Coordinating Colors: Daffodil Delight, Real Red, Tempting Turquoise, Lucky Limeade, Island Indigo, Tangerine Tango


Summer Smooches Fabric Designer Brads*   125589   $6.95
24 pieces, 8 ea. of 3 designs. 

Summer Smooches Décor Stencil*   125626   $7.95

Petite Purse Bigz L Die   125606   $32.95

Summer Smooches Photobook Template   129919   $17.95
My Digital Studio download

Summer Smooches Digital Kit   129601   $9.95
My Digital Studio download

*Exclusive to the Summer Smooches Special Offer; will not be available in the 2012-2013 catalog


Keep on stamping!