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Stampin' Up! Card Idea - Established Elegance

Stampin' Up!-Established elegance,teeny tiny wishes One of my favorite new sets from the Stampin' Up! Idea Book and Catalog is Established Elegance (wood, clear).  Beautiful, timeless designs with a vintage feel perfect for both feminine and masculine cards.

En Francais and Teeny Tiny Wishes provide additional images and the Antique Brad and gold embossing add a touch of class.

Designer paper really adds a great backdrop to stamped images, don't you think?
Stock up now through Aug.31st on some of your favorites; buy 3, get 1 FREE!


   * Buy 3, Get 1 FREE on select designer papers until August 31st.

   * Click to Order Stampin' Up! Products Online, 24/7!

Texas State Sales Tax Holiday this weekend!
Texas residents, CLICK HERE for qualifying Stampin' Up! products.

Stampin' Up! Strength and Hope and FREE Online Class!

Stampin' Up! Card Idea- Strength and Hope

It's not too late to receive your FREE ONLINE CLASS with your purchase of the beautiful Strength and Hope stamp set (wood, clear) or digital kit
Stampin' Up! will donate $2 from the sale of each of these sets to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation.  And, as a thank you from me, I am offering a FREE online class.

Watch below to learn more!

Supplies for card pictured above:
Stamps: Strength and Hope- wood-118100,clear-123660
Paper: Pacific Point-111350, Whisper White-100730, Melon Mambo-102482, Beyond the Garden Designer Series Paper-122342
Ink: Pacific Point-111837, Daffodil Delight-119667, Melon Mambo-115656, VersaMark-102283
Accessories: Punches- Dotted Scallop Ribbon Border-119275, Scallop Oval-119856, 1 1 /4" Circle-119861, 1 3/8" Circle-119860; Basic Jewels Pearls-119247, Stampin' Clear Embossing Powder-109130, Heat Tool-100005, Stampin' Sponges-101610
1. Cut Pacific Point to 4 1/4 x 5 1/2, Whisper White 4 x 5 1/4, Beyond the Garden 4 x 5 1/4.
2. Adhere designer paper to base of card.
3. Stamp butterflies in VersaMark on Whisper White and clear emboss with Heat Tool.
4. Begin sponging the embossed piece with Daffodil Delight, then add Melon Mambo, them Pacific Point around the edges. The embossed butterflies will resist the ink.
5. Punch two strips of Pacific Point with the border punch. Adhere to the top and bottom of the embossed, sponge piece.
6. Attach this piece to the center of the card front on top of designer paper.
7. Stamp the Hope stamp on Whisper White in Melon Mambo ink and punch with the 1 1/4" circle.
8. Punch a 1 3/8" circle of Pacific Point and adhere to the back of the stamped piece.
9. Punch a Melon Mambo Scalloped Oval and use the Paper Piercing Tool on each scalllop.
10. Adhere vertically behind the punched circles. Add two tiny pearls for accents.

The Strength and Hope products may be purchased HERE!  Thank you!

Stampin' Up! Fun- The List

I thought this was a great list on creativity.
No rules...
Just ideas and inspiration to encourage the creative you.


No rules.... 
Just ideas and inspiration to encourage the creative you.

ink and inspirations


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Stampin' Up! Card Idea- A Great Pair, The Open Sea and Nautical Expeditions

Stampin' Up! Masculine Card- Open Sea Take a peek at these little 4 x 4 cards using Stampin' Up!'s The Open Sea Digital Brush Kit and Nautical Expeditions Designer Series Paper.  What a great pair! These have a masculine feel but have that seasonal flair perfect this time of year for anyone.

The Petite Pennants Builder Punch shines again here with help from Teeny Tiny Wishes and Extreme Elements.  These two cards were sent via U.S. Mail as a thank you for online orders.  Place your online order with me and receive a card with grateful appreciation!

Texas State Sales Tax Holiday

The state of Texas is having a sales tax holiday for school supplies up to $100.00 per item from August 19-21. 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.  This is a limited-time benefit so plan your list now!  This is a great time to stock up on adhesives.

Local customers... I will be placing an order during this time so if you'd like to send me your list and payment information, I'll have it ready to go for that weekend!
Elsewhere across Texas...
You may Order Online during that period of August 19-21.

Keep in mind, this is for Texas residents only.

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

100425          2-Way Glue Pen      $    3.50
100902           Dotto Refill           $    6.50
101879    Watercolor Pencils (24) $   19.95
102845     Blender Pens (3)          $    9.95
103179   Craft & Rubber Scissors  $   19.95
103305   Dotto                            $   12.95
103579  Paper Snips                     $    9.95
103683   Mini Glue Dots               $    4.95
104045  Anywhere Glue Sticks (2)$    3.95
104294  Sticky Strip                     $    6.95
104331  SNAIL Refill                     $    4.50
104332  SNAIL Adhesive               $    6.95
104430  Stampin' Dimensionals     $    3.95
105021  Uni-ball Signo Gel Pen     $    3.95
105394  Basic Black Stampin' Write Journaler  $    3.50
108360   Craft Scissors                 $   29.95
110755   Multipurpose Liquid Glue  $    3.95
Varies    Stampin' Write Marker       $    3.50
119700   Subtles Collection Stampin' Write Markers (10)  $   28.95
119701   Regals Collection Stampin' Write Markers (10) $   28.95
119702   Brights Collection Stampin' Write Markers (10) $   28.95
119703   Neutrals Collection Stampin' Write Markers (8) $   22.95
119801   2010-2012 In Color Stampin' Write Markers (5)  $   14.95
119802 Subtles Collection Watercolor Wonder Crayons(10) $16.95
119803 Regals Collection Watercolor Wonder Crayons (10) $16.95
119804 Brights Collection Watercolor Wonder Crayons (10)$16.95
119805 Neutrals Collection Watercolor Wonder Crayons(10)$16.95
120962 Stampin' Pastels         $   24.95
123002 2011-2013 In Color Stampin' Write Markers (5)   $14.95

Texas residents...make your list now and plan to take advantage of the Texas State Sales Tax Holiday!

Stampin' Up! Tutorial- Card Making 101, Essential Tools IV-Turn Up the Heat!

One of my favorite techniques is heat embossing and Stampin' Up! has the perfect tools as you'll see in this tutorial.  I present the next video in my Card Making 101 Series...

Essential Tools IV.  Questions? Post in the comment section!

Stampin' Up! Tutorial- Card Making 101- Essential Tools IV- Heat Embossing

   * Buy 3, Get 1 FREE on select designer papers until August 31st.
   * Masculine Card Ideas- Video Tutorials each month- Mainly Manly Cards
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Stampin' Up! Card Idea- Framed Clearly For You

Stampin' Up! Card Idea-Designer Frames Clearly for You

The new Stampin' Up! Textured Impressions Folders, Designer Frames, are perfect for highlighting beautiful stamped images for your cards.  The eye catching 2011-2013 In Colors are amazing and combine to make a refreshing summer time card perfect for any occasion.  Check them out here: Lucky Limeade, Pool Party, Calypso Coral, Wisteria Wonder, and Island Indigo.  Aren't these colors just amazing? And, love how they so pretty all together!
Clearly for You (wood,clear) makes for a pretty peek through image and En Francais adorns the background.

Would you like to see how I created the frame and the peek through for the stamped images?  These videos will help...HERE and HERE!

Have you tried any of the new Stampin' Up! In Colors? 
Which do you think will be your favorite?
Leave a comment here and let's see which is most popular of these brand new colors!


Stampin' Sisters-The Top 3 Things I Love About My Downline!

Sisters Day

In honor of my Stampin' Sisters, here are the top 3 things I love about my downline:

1) Their love of creating and sharing their creations with others. 

2) Their eagerness to learn: new techniques, new products, new ways of looking at things.

3) Their friendship...wonderful relationships, both near and far.  Some of which were formed all because of Stampin' Up!

You're an awesome team, thank you!

If any of you are interested in learning more about becoming a member of my downline, E-mail me

Stampin' Up! Tutorial- Easy Project Idea, Sippin' Pretty

Here's the tutorial of the Stampin' Up! version of these cute decorative straws. Fun and easy to make; it would be a fun project for young 'uns! 

Let me know if you have questions...enjoy!'

Stampin' Up! Tutorial- Sippin' Pretty Straws

Stampin' Up! Easy Project Idea- Sippin' Pretty

Stampin Up easy project ideaIsland-Floral-Fun Isn't this a pretty way to sip a drink on a hot summer day?  Super simple, easy Stampin' Up! Project Idea for your next get together for the girls or just to treat yourself! This would also be a fun project for kids or a fun favor at parties.

I saw this little idea in a magazine so I reproduced it the Stampin' Up! way!  Here I used some Pretty in Pink, Melon Mambo, and Pear Pizazz along with the Island Floral Die and the Big Shot and my Paper Crimper.  You could also use floral punches or other floral dies as well.
Tune in tomorrow for a video how-to...see you then!

Stampin' Up! Fun- Facebook Fun

Fabulous-Florets-color-combo I recently asked my Facebook fans for their favorite color combination for a Stampin' Up! card.  Those who participated were entered into a random drawing for a card created by me in their favorite colors. 
The "winner" was the purple (Concord Crush) and turquoise (Tempting Turquoise) combination and here is the card I created using those colors.

The digital Fabulous Florets in vellum were colored with Stampin' Write Markers much like the florets on the bookmark HERE.  I decided to add a little bling using the Stampin' Up! Cosmo(retired) and Supernova Glitter and the card background is dry embossed (actually this is the de-bossed image) with the Manhattan Flower Textured Impressions Folder.  Lots of color and fun with this combo. 

Are you a fan of my Facebook page?  If not, go there now and "Like", please!

Stampin' Up! Mini Tutorial- A Few "Well-Established" Tips


Established-elegancea Stampin-up-designer-paper-well-worn

Stampin' Up!'s Established Elegance (wood,clear) and Well Worn Designer Series Paper; perfect for masculine cards!  This "well-established" pair was the key ingredient for yesterday's featured card.
Here's a video with a little insight into the how-to.
Leave a comment here if you have questions!

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