Saturday, January 29, 2011

Father's Plane

This card would be perfect for my dad for Father's Day except I showed it to him already! Growing up my dad took flying lessons and achieved his pilots license! I remember going flying with him a few times, watching the little houses and seeing my little corner of country from way up high!

Inspiration came from Splitcoaststampers January Creative Crew Challenge. The challenge was to use new items from the Occasions Mini catalogue. Plane and Simple was the perfect place to start! The compass is embossed in black and I cut the Night of Navy grosgrain ribbon in half, then pulled a few strings off to get that frayed edge. The dashes and triangle border had Bashful Blue then Not Quite Navy ink put onto the stamp before stamping.

Supplies
Stamps: Plane and Simple
Ink: Night of Navy, Not Quite Navy, Bashful Blue, Versamark
Paper: Night of Navy, Very Vanilla, First Edition Designer Series Paper
Accessories: Night of Navy 1-1/4" grosgrain ribbon, sticky strip, stampin' dimensionals, word window punch, Black embossing powder

~ Amanda
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Thursday, January 27, 2011

Bright Flowers

I have always been challenged using bright colours! When Stampin' Up! announced the Colour Renovation back in July 2010 I really thought it would be easier for me to create cards using just the Brights Collection. Boy was I wrong.

For the above card I started with a Real Red base and added a Whisper White top note stamped with 2 flowers from the Fifth Avenue Floral stamp set. Lay a piece of Daffodil Delight 1-1/4" grosgrain ribbon across the card, then a strip of Whisper White on top and drop a few pearls on. Voila!

Supplies
Stamps: Fifth Avenue Floral, Curly Cute
Ink: Real Red, Daffodil Delight
Paper: Real Red, Whisper White
Accessories: Daffodil Delight 1-1/4" grosgrain ribbon, sticky strip, pearls

~ Amanda
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New Digital Downloads!

Item Description Image  Price  Content 
124038 Baja Breeze Patterns Designer Series Paper   $2.50 Four Baja Breeze Patterns

Designer Series Paper

124036 Certainly Celery Patterns Designer Series Paper   $2.50  Four Certainly Celery Patterns

Designer Series Paper 

124039 Bashful Blue Patterns Designer Series Paper   $2.50  Four Bashful Blue Patterns

Designer Series Paper 

124040 Perfect Plum Patterns Designer Series Paper   $2.50  Four Perfect Plum Patterns

Designer Series Paper  

124010 Notes and Details Stamp Brush Set   $4.95 Eight-piece stamp brush set. Download includes a one-page 11" x 8-1/2" designer template.  
124011 Thoughtful Overlays Stamp Brush Set   $4.95 Thirty-four-piece stamp brush set. Download includes a one-page 11" x 8-1/2" designer template. Artwork is exclusive to My Digital Studio! 
124023 Sweet Stitches Fabric Brads   $2.50 Six digital designer fabric brads. Coordinates with the Oh Sew Suite line. 
124021 Pompom Trim   $1.25 Download includes three pompom trims in Daffodil Delight, Melon Mambo, and Tangerine Tango. Coordinates with the Oh Sew Suite product line.  
124487 Chocolate Bunny Stamp Brush   $2.50 One oversized chocolate bunny image.  
124489 Island Oasis II Designer Series Paper   $6.50 Twelve Designer Series Paper patterns. Coordinating colors are Rich Razzleberry, Pacific Point, Melon Mambo, and Daffodil Delight. This download is a recolour of our popular Island Oasis Designer Series Paper. 
124494 Tropical Party Stamp Brush Set   $4.95 Five-piece stamp brush set. Coordinates with Island Oasis II Designer Series Paper. 
124493 Sweet Scoops Stamp Brush Set   $4.95 Eight-piece stamp brush set.  
124540 Chat Room Birthday Stamp Brush Set   $7.95 Ten-piece stamp brush set. Uses a section of sentiments from the retired Chat Room Rub-Ons.  
124495 Watercolor Trio Stamp Brush Set    $4.95 Seven-piece stamp brush set. Includes imagery from the now-retired Watercolor Trio Stamp Set that was featured in the 2010 Summer Mini Catalog.  
125160 Chat Room Thoughts of You Stamp Brush Set    $7.95  Ten-piece stamp brush set. Uses a section of sentiments from the retired Chat Room Rub-Ons.  

f you would like to purchase any of these downloads please visit My Online
Store
. You can start using these new designs right away!

~ Amanda
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Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Sale-A-Bration!

Customers
For every $60 you spend before shipping and taxes you will receive FREE product of your choice. There are 6 exclusive Sale-a-bration items: 4 stamp sets, 2 embellishment bundles, an MDS CD (with all the Sale-a-bration product on it!) and a very cute Chalkboard Decor Elements!  None of these to your liking? The have a peak at the back page for over 50 stamp set from the current catalogue you can choose from! Isn't that amazing! Order online or contact me to place your order.

Host
As a hostess you will receive a free Sale-A-Bration product for every $395 in workshop sales, in addition to our regular hostess benefits! Not sure you want to hold a workshop in your home, then you can come to my house. Invite your friends and make the mess at my place!

Join
New recruits will receive 15 percent off their Starter Kit (Standard or Digital+), plus a special Sale-A-Bration bonus bundle valued up to $60! Learn more about being a demonstrator here. See below for items included in this bonus bundle:

Item
Page
Description
Retail Value
121620
165
Color Coach
$18.95
120806
183
Simply Sent Something Special (or any Simply Sent kit)
$14.95
117114
183
Live, Laugh, Love Set (or any Simply Sent stamp set)
$11.95
119883
202
Full Heart Punch (or any punch valued at $23.95 or less)
$23.95

Other Important Information:

  • Online orders of $395 or more do not qualify for the free hostess Sale-A-Bration item.


  • All Sale-A-Bration products are exclusive to this promotion and will never be offered again.



  • View the Sale-A-Bration catalogue online or contact me to receive your own copy. Make sure to book your workshop today or attend an upcoming event!

    ~ Amanda
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    Monday, January 24, 2011

    Looks Vintage to me!

    I'm absolutely loving the First Edition designer series paper! Wait, don't I say that every time I post a card using this paper? Oh man...

    Anyways onto the card. The music notes, encyclopedia paper, flowers and pearls all tie together to make this card look vintage. The pearls are so easy to use, they come with glue on them so all you need to do is peel and stick! Easy peesy! To get the music notes straight, here's a tip: use a handle (yup I finally bought one, you can see why in this post) and also the wheel guide helps too.

    Check back tomorrow for details on Sale-A-Bration (SAB), it starts tomorrow! Your chance to earn more free stamps and accessories! Sweet!

    Supplies
    Stamps: Vintage Vogue, Music Notes Wheel, Teeny Tiny Wishes
    Ink: Basic Black, Pear Pizzazz, Old Olive, Crumb Cake
    Paper: Crumb Cake, Very Vanilla, Pear Pizzazz, First Edition designer series paper
    Accessories: pearls, stampin dimensionals, curly label punch

    ~ Amanda
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    Saturday, January 22, 2011

    Attempt #2

    No, I have not lost count. Attempt #1 is being set aside for a special purpose so I am unable to share it with you, yet. But I wanted to share attempt #2 with you. It did not turn out the way I had it pictured in my mind ahead of time. Although those rhinestones on the Real Red grosgrain ribbon are perfect!

    Supplies
    Stamps: Friends Never Fade, Teeny Tiny Wishes
    Ink: Real Red, Stampin' Write Markers: Early Espresso, Certainly Celery, Baja Breeze, Real Red
    Paper: Real Red, Pear Pizzazz, Very Vanilla, Greenhouse Gala designer series paper
    Accessories: Rhinestones, Real Red grosgrain ribbon, Curly Label punch, sticky strip

    ~ Amanda
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    Wednesday, January 19, 2011

    New Digital Downloads!

    Item  Description  Image  Price 
    124030  Tempting Turquoise Patterns Designer Series Paper        $2.50 
    124031  Old Olive Patterns Designer Series Paper    $2.50   
    124033  Pretty in Pink Patterns Designer Series Paper         $2.50 
    124022  Sweet Stitches Designer Buttons          $3.75  
    124028  Pattern Pieces Stamp Brush        $2.50 
    124018  Blossom Petals Punch       $1.25   
    124019  Build a Blossom Stamp Brush Set        $7.95 
    124027  Eat Chocolate Stamp Brush Set        $4.95 
    125161  Top 10 Photo Book Template        $18.50   
    125162  2011 Pennant Desktop Calendar        $18.50    
    125623  Baja Breeze Flower Bouquet Birth Announcement        $2.50    
    125163  Regal Rose Flower Bouquet Birth Announcement        $2.50    
    125164  Play Date Invitation Designer Template        $2.50   
    125165  Snowflake Flurry Holiday Trifold Card Designer Template        $2.50    
    124542  Chat Room Rock Star Stamp Brush Set    $7.95 
    124543  Chat Room Friend Stamp Brush Set         $7.95 
    124486  Chat Room Baby Stamp Brush Set         $7.95 

    If you would like to purchase any of these downloads please visit My Online Store. You can start using these new designs right away!

    ~ Amanda
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    French Foliage


    I am loving the First Edition designer series paper, most of the cards I made this week showcased this paper! For the above card the designer paper was first stamped with the watermark stamp from French Foliage in Concord Crush ink, then I crumpled the paper.

    Supplies
    Stamps: French Foliage
    Ink: Concord Crush, Basic Grey, Marina Mist
    Paper: Concord Crush, Basic Grey, First Edition designer series paper
    Accessories: Basic Grey designer button, stampin' dimensionals

    ~ Amanda
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    Monday, January 17, 2011

    Peach Parfait and Daffodil Delight

    Doesn't this card say spring to you? Definitely need some brightness to cheer me up from this cold temps! Peach Parfait and Daffodil Delight are both to cure the winter blues!
    Supplies
    Stamps: Friends Never Fade
    Ink: Peach Parfait
    Paper: Wild Wasabi, Whisper White, Greenhouse Gala designer series paper
    Accessories: Daffodil Delight 1-1/4" grosgrain ribbon, Pumpkin Pie brads, stampin' dimensionals, sticky strip

    ~ Amanda
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    Saturday, January 15, 2011

    Catfish Scrapbook Page


    Another page from the 2006 Album. I love the woodgrain paper in the Woodland walk designer paper pack.

    Supplies
    Stamps: French Foliage, Inspired by Nature
    Ink: Chocolate Chip, Garden Green, Crumb Cake, Early Espresso
    Paper: Chocolate Chip texture paper, Woodland Walk Designer Series Paper
    Accessories: Basic Black Designer button, glue dot

    ~ Amanda
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    Tuesday, January 11, 2011

    New Digital Downloads!

    Item   Description   Image   Price 
    124034  Pink Pirouette Patterns Designer Series Paper     $2.50  
    124032  Rose Red Patterns Designer Series Paper      $2.50   
    124037  Wild Wasabi Patterns Designer Series Paper      $2.50
    124035  So Saffron Patterns Designer Series Paper      $2.50
    124024  Letterpress Alphabet Stamp Brush     $2.50 
    124025  Lots of Love Stamp Brush     $2.50
    124026  Valentine Defined Stamp Brush Set     $7.95   
    124029  Be My Valentine Stamp Brush     $2.50 
    124020  Seam Binding II Ribbon Pack    $4.95   
    124488  Extra Postage Stamp Brush Set     $4.95   
    124491  Motorcycle Stamp Brush     $2.50
    124492  Printed Petals Stamp Brush Set     $4.95   
    125157  Chat Room Good Thoughts Stamp Brush Set     $7.95  
    124541  Chat Room Celebrate Stamp Brush Set      $7.95  

    If you would like to purchase any of these downloads please visit My Online Store. You can start using these new designs right away!

    ~ Amanda
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