Friday, April 30, 2010

Hello baby!

This card was one that we made at a stamp class last month. Wanted to get the Big Shot into action and use clear mount stamps as well. So the background was made using 3 stamps all on one clear block to make a cutomizable background stamp! The Close to Cocoa was embossed using the texturz plates and the tag is from the Tags Bigz die.
Supplies
Stamps: Fox and Friends, Teeny Tiny Wishes
Ink: Tempting Turquoise, Close to Cocoa, Certainly Celery
Paper: Certainly Celery, Close to Cocoa, Sweet Pea Designer Series Paper
Accessories: Clear block, Big Shot, texturz plates, scallop circle punch, Certainly Celery ribbon (retired)

~Amanda
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Monday, April 26, 2010

June 2005 was a wet month...


Defintitely a wet year too in Manitoba (where my husband and I were living at the time). I snapped these photos right before we traveled to Ontario for my sister-in-law's wedding, so I guess these were really taken in May. But that doesn't really matter. These photos were to show our families the town we lived nearby. I really miss how flat it is!


The title was die cut with the Big Shot using the Timeless Type alphabet and then ran through the Big Shot again with the texturz plates (can you see the texture?). And of course can you tell what is missing yet again? Yup, my journal and titles for the photos! Someday my friends, someday!

Supplies
Stamps: Best Wishes and More
Ink: Garden Green
Paper: Sahara Sand, Whisper White, Close to Cocoa, Close to Cocoa texture paper
Accessories: Silver brads, Big Shot, texturz plates, Timeless type alphabet sizzlit
~Amanda
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Thursday, April 22, 2010

Medallion Brithday

A cloudy dull day here in Kingston, Ontario. But the sun is starting to peak out a bit. And it's been a slow and quiet day at work too! Can I have a nap now?

As a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator I receive a monthly magazine called Stampin' Success. It holds lots of project ideas, samples and information. And this month was a bonus! Because of the Color Renovation they included a single sheet of the new 5 colours: Cherry Cobbler, Marina Mist, Daffodil Delight, Early Espresso and Cajun Craze! And wow, they look better in person. Tonight will be the time to create some new colour schemes and compare these new colours with the others that will be sticking around. Would you like to get sneak peek items and be able to take advantage of preordering before the catalogue goes live? Then you should become a Demonstrator today!

Supplies
Stamps: Medallion, Sincere Salutations
Ink: Basic Black, Sahara Sand
Paper: Sahara Sand, Cruched Curry, Certaintly Celery, Very Vanilla
Accessories: Big Shot, Beautiful Wings embosslits die, Lots of Tags sizzlit die, stamin' dimensionals, brayer

~Amanda
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Monday, April 19, 2010

Spring Memories

2005 was a really wet year in Manitoba and was our first spring on the farm. I wanted the pictures to speak for themselves, but I see that I missed writing in a few tidbits. It is really important when you are scrapbooking to add some titles and journal. There are quite a few pages in my 2005 scrapbook that are in much need of some explanation for future generations when I am not here to elaborate!


Supplies
Stamps: Best Wishes and More
Ink: Not Quite Navy, Rich Razzelberry, textured Old Olive, Handsome Hunter
Paper: Handsome Hunter, Old Olive, Maine Blueberry Designer Series Paper (retired), Very Vanilla
Accessories: designer buttons (retired), Old Olive grosgrain ribbon, glue dots, sticky strip, 5/16" Jumbo brads, Filigree designer brads, metal edge tags, stampin' dimensionals, Round Tab punch, 1-3/8" circle punch

~Amanda
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Saturday, April 17, 2010

Scrapbooking

Trying hard lately to scrapbook the pile of photos hiding in my office. This page is mostly complete. I want to add in the purchase price and date bought to the journaling.

Supplies
Stamps: Circle Circus
Ink: Not Quite Navy
Paper: Sage Shadow, Very Vanilla, Not Quite Navy, retired Designer Series paper
Accessories: Stamp-a-ma-jig, glue dots, designer buttons, , Sage Shadow grosgrain ribbon, Chocolate Chip grossgrain ribbon, sticky strip

~Amanda
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Wednesday, April 14, 2010

A hint of Real Red

This card is a case of a few cards found online, but alas I cannot remember who gave me the inspiration. Thanks to you! The Burmuda Bay cardstock is stamped with the Rough Texture jumbo wheel using Versamark ink and then the vines from the Vintage Vogue stamp set with Burmuda Bay ink was layered on top of the texture.

Supplies
Stamps: Vintage Vogue, Rough texture jumbo wheel
Ink: Burmuda Bay, Sage Shadow, Versamark, Real Red
Paper: Burmuda Bay, Sage Shadow, Real Red textured paper, Whisper White
Accessories: Basic Grey Satin ribbon, Bold Brights brad, stampin dimensional, scallop trim punch,

~Amanda
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Monday, April 12, 2010

Milk Cartons

This was the only project I was able to make around Valentine's Day before time ran out! Inside each milk cartion I put jellybeans, jelly hearts and chocolate hearts. On the top of each milk cartion I put a cut out heart with a family name on it to hand out at our family dinner.

Supplies
Stamps: I {Heart} Hearts
Ink: Tempting Turquoise, Old Olive, Regal Rose, Certainly Celery
Paper: Tempting Turquoise, Old Olive, Certainly Celery, Window Sheet
Accessories: Old Olive grossgrain ribbon, Regal Rose grossgrain ribbon, wide oval punch, 1-1/4" circle punch, binder clips not SU

~Amanda
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Free Workshop Wow

Stampin' Up! has an exciting new special offer when you become a demonstrator!

Special Offer Dates: April 1-May 31, 2010 (or while supplies last)

Special Offer Details: Join my team as a Stampin' Up! demonstrator and receive two FREE technique DVDs (2007-2008 and 2008-2009 Workshop Wow DVDs).

 DVDDescription Retail Value 
 
Workshop Wow DVD 2008-2009 (140 min.)



Sampling of Workshop Wow presentations from Stampin' Up's 2008-2009 regional seminars. Includes 19 demonstrator presentations of "WOW" techniques.
$32.95 
 
Workshop Wow 2007-2008 DVD (117 min.)
Sampling of Workshop Wow presentations from Stampin' Up's 2007-2008 regional seminars.

Includes 18 demonstrator presentations of "WOW" techniques for use in preparing for workshops.


$20.97 
Total Value $53.92 
*DVDs are in English only

Customize your starter kits with your favourite stamp sets and accessories. Check out the contents for both starter kits:

1. Traditional Starter Kit $269
2. Digital + Starter Kit $239
~Amanda
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Sunday, April 11, 2010

Colour Renovation!

Stampin' Up! announced on Tuesday a new switch up of the color families. Some retired In Colors will be returning and 5 new colours have been added (Marina Mist, Cherry Cobbler, Daffodil Delight, Early Expresso and Cajun Craze). Colours will be organized into 4 collections, with 10 colours in each: Subtles, Brights, Neutrals and Regals. (p.s Kraft is not going away - just undergoing a name change to Crumb Cake!)

See the chart below to get a peak at the renovated collections:
I spent time on Friday arranging my ink pads into the new colour collections and making colour swatches too. Although I was very skeptical at first, seeing the new collections and colours together made me feel better! And of course my all time fav colour - River Rock is returning! Very excited that I will be able to get my hands on the new colours soon and show them off to you with new projects.

 But don't forget about the retiring colours! You will want to stock up on your fav's before June 30, 2010. The following colours will no longer be avaliable with the new Idea Book and Catalogue on July 1, 2010:


Current colors that will retire on June 30th are:

Glorious Green, Green Galore, Gable Green, Yoyo Yellow, Only Orange, Pink Passion, Pixie Pink, Orchid Opulence, Lovely Lilac, Brilliant Blue, Close to Cocoa, Creamy Caramel, Really Rust, Ruby Red, Cameo Coral, Summer Sun, Bordering Blue, Brocade Blue, Ballet Blue, Taken with Teal, Handsome Hunter, Pale Plum, Blush Blossom (the marker will still be available), Apricot Appeal, Barely Banana, Mellow Moss, Sage Shadow, Almost Amethyst, Lavender Lace, Basic Brown, Going Gray.

What do you think? Leave me a comment to let me know!
~Amanda
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Thursday, April 08, 2010

Birthday Pizzaz!


Very quick post today! I will post details on the upcoming Colour Renovation in the 2010-2011 Idea Book and Catalogue that will premiere on July 1, 2010.

Supplies
Stamps: Petal Pizzaz, Teeny Tiny Wishes, Sanded Background
Ink: Rich Razzelberry, Close to Cocoa, Mellow Moss, Pale Plum
Paper: Whisper White, Close to Cocoa, Pale Plum
Accessories: Whisper White grosgrain ribbon, Big Shot and texturz plates and top note die, silver brad, 5/16" jumbo brads, sticky strip, word window punch

~Amanda
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Monday, April 05, 2010

Two-Step Into Spring Promotion

Stampin' Up! is offering an early sneak peak at a stamp set that will be avaliable in the upcoming 2010-2011 Idea Book and Catalogue. From April 1 until April 30 you can purchase the brand new Awash With Flowers stamp set or earn it FREE when you host a $460 workshop! It is avaliable in both wood or clear mount:

Item  Description  Price 
117062   Awash with Flowers (wood-mount) $52.95 
120549  Awash with Flowers (clear-mount)  $36.95 

Plus, purchase spring-themed Two-Step Stampin' sets at 20 percent off the retail price--no additional purchase necessary!

Qualifying stamp sets are listed below:

Item  Page  Description  Discount Price 
113824  94  Greenhouse Garden  $27.96 
113734  98  Fifth Avenue Floral  $26.36 
111578  101  Flower Fancy  $39.16 
113258  112  Trendy Trees  $19.16 


View the flyer for some inspiration for what you can make with the Awash With Flowers Set.
~Amanda

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