Monday, May 30, 2011

June 2011 Give Away

For June's give away I am opening it up to everyone who places an order of $35 on my Stampin' Up! web site for the whole month of June.

This month's give away is a Flower Garden Kit. It will include the paper (either in Pretty in Pink or Old Olive) the brads and baker's twine. It does not include stamped images or the flower garden embossing (if you contact me I can do it for you). The kits will be mailed out on two days after your order is placed.

The video on how this card is made is available. A PDF file will be available if needed, just let me know and I can email you one.

Thanks, Jen

Sunday, May 29, 2011

Flower Garden Card

Here is a quick video & the supplies used to create this simple card:
Supplies Used:
Naturals White Card Stock, Pretty in Pink Card Stock, Crumb Cake Card Stock, Early Espresso Card Stock, Silver Brads, Big Shot, Flower Garden Embossing Folder, Early Espresso Bakers Twine, Paper-piecering tool, Mat pack, SNAIL, Stampin' Dimensionals.

Thanks, Jen

Friday, May 27, 2011

Progressive Scrapbook Pages

Here is a scrapbook layout called progressive scrapbook pages. You start with a 6 x 6 scrapbook page and build it up to either a 8 1/2 x 11 or a 12 x 12 layout.
Here is the 6x6 layout:
The 6 x 6 layout is added to a 8 1/2 & 11 layout:
The 6 x 6 & 8 1/2 x 11 layout is added to the 12 x 12 layout:
You can then add any embellishments or journaling as you wish.

Happy Scrapbooking!
Thanks, Jen

Thursday, May 26, 2011

May 2011 Card of the Month

Here is my May's card of the month. This is the card that will be sent to everyone who places an order on my Stampin' Up! web site.
Here is a bonus idea for this card layout as well:
Also here is a video on how this simple card was made:

Supplies Used:
Pretty Postage Stamp Set, Postage Punch, Big Shot, Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder, Whisper White Card Stock, Naturals White Card Stock, Pretty in Pink Card Stock, Perfect Plum Stampin' Write Marker, Regal Rose Stampin' Write Marker, SNAIL, Stampin' Dimensionals, Pretty in Pink 1/4" Grosgrain Ribbon.

Thanks, Jen

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Stamp of the Month Class - May

For this month's Stamp of the Month class the stamp set we used was Flower Feast from the Summer Mini catalog. The bonus this month was that there were 6 different designs so no card was doubled. Here are all 6 cards that were made in one 2 hour class.

Thanks, Jen

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

New Card Designs

Here are some new cards with products used from the Summer Mini Catalog.

First is the Summer Fun stamp set W-123040 & C-123042.
Next is the Recess stamp set W-123090 & C-123092.
These next two cards are both made with out using stamps! I know! But is does use the new Textured Impressions Embossing Folder - Flower Garden #123113. Plus you can the sentiment of your choice on the crumb cake layer.

Thanks, Jen

Monday, May 16, 2011

Tool Talk Video

Here is the next video in my Tool Talk series. This video is on the Cutter Kit #106958. The Cutter Kit includes a rotary tool, perforating tool, scoring tool and a distressing tool. The video has a quick demonstration of each feature.

Thanks, Jen

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Sunny Fun Coloring Video

This weeks technique video is a couple of days early since I have a 3-day craft show that I am working at this weekend.

In this video I show a super easy way to color with the Stampin' Write Markers and still achieve the low & high light tones that are popular with other brands.

The products used in this video are:
Whisper White Cardstock
Basic Black Classic Ink
Summer Fun (in the Summer Mini Catalog)
Brights & Subltes Stampin' Write Markers

If you have any questions just let me know.
Thanks, Jen!

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Twisted Easel Card & Video

This weeks card & video features a new folding technique called the Twisted Easel Fold (or Angle Fold Card)
Here is the card that I made using this technique:
And here it is closed:
This card features many of the new items in the Summer Mini Catalog that is available now from Stampin' Up!
The new items include: all three of the new colors of embossing powder, three different stamps sets: Bold Blossom, Flower Fest & Happy Greetings and Beyond the Garden DSP.

Here is a video that shows how this card was made:

I also have a PDF with directions on how to make the card. (to save over 10 minutes of video time, it was a really really long video)

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Stampin' Up! May Promotions

Now that May is here, the weather is getting warmer, the flowers are starting to bloom (
well starting here is Michigan) the birds are out and it is finally starting to feel like spring.

But one of the best things about May: Stampin' Up!'s Summer Mini Catalog comes out and it is National Scrapbooking Month so Stampin' Up! has some great promotions going on. Here is a run down of all the promotions and links with more information.
For National Scrapbooking Month there are a couple of different sales going on, the first is 30% off select scrapbooking sets!!! Here is the link to the flyer: 30% off
Also they are having 30% off select My Digital Studio Printing Options: 30% Printing

Another big sale item is 30% off the Digital + Starter Kit to become a new demonstrator. In addition to that you can also add on the Stampin' Memories Add-On package for 30% off as well. Here is the flyer: Digital Starter Kit
Finally a promotion that is also listed in the Summer Mini Catalog but is near & dear to me is the Strength & Hope Campaign. $2 for the sale of each Strength & Hope stamp set and Strength & Hope digital kit will go to The Breast Cancer Research Foundation (BCRF). Here is a link to the flyer with details of both: Strength & Hope

With the end of the Occasions Mini Catalog there are always a couple of things that get to be carried over and still available. Here is the flyer with the carry over items: Occasions Carry-over

And also some very exciting news....the Stampin' Scrub is back in stock!!!! Along with the stampin' scrub refills. Here are the catalog numbers: Stampin' Scrub 102642, Stampin' Scrub Refill 101230, Stampin' Mist 102394 and the Stampin' Mist Refill 101022.
Happy First Day of May!!!!