Friday, April 29, 2011

Emerging colour!

Today's card is very similar to the card I posted on Thursday, except I used 2 other techniques. Rock 'n Roll and Emerging Colour techniques. I think Emerging Colour technique is my favourite!

Supplies
Stamps: Medallion, Vintage Vogue, Teeny Tiny Wishes
Ink: Bashful Blue, Chocolate Chip
Paper: Bashful Blue, Chocolate Chip, Whisper White
Accessories: Bashful Blue Grosgrain Ribbon, Sticky Strip, Word Window Punch, Clear Embossing Powder, Brayer

~ Amanda
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Thursday, April 28, 2011

Kissing!


This is such a neat technique! I took the Medallion background stamp and inked it with Bashful Blue Ink. Then with my choice of either a wheel (see the card above) or a flower stamp (see card sample below) stamped onto the Medallion background stamp then stamped onto the Whisper White Card stock.


Supplies
Stamps: Medallion, Vintage Vogue, Sincere Salutations, Very Vintage Wheel
Ink: Bashful Blue, Chocolate Chip, Basic Black
Paper: Bashful Blue, Chocolate Chip, Whisper White
Accessories: Bashful Blue Grosgrain Ribbon, Sticky Strip

~ Amanda
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Monday, April 25, 2011

So Saffron Bday

Happy Easter! What a beautiful weekend here in Ontario! I hope everyone had a chance to see some family and eat some chocolate.

Case'd this card from Robin at Trinity Designs! Thanks!

Supplies
Stamps: Thought and Prayers, Sincere Salutations
Ink: Always Artichoke, So Saffron, Stampin' Write Markers: So Saffron, Always Artichoke
Paper: Always Artichoke Textured, So Saffron, Whisper White
Accessories: Whisper White Taffeta Ribbon, Sticky Strip, Sponge Dauber, Stampin' Dimenionals, Wide Oval Punch, Scallop Border Punch, Big Shot, Vintage Wallpaper Impressions Folder

~ Amanda
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Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Fabric Postcard!


This card definitely looks better in real life, but I find that happens with most things made of fabric. This was going to be an Artisan Award entry, but I came up with an even better fabric postcard so this one I mailed off to my grandmother for her birthday!

My neighbour showed me her beautiful fabric postcards she had received and I just knew I had to make some! The card measures 4"x6". If you keep the card to the proper thickness for Canada Post you can add a regular stamp to it and mail it away sans envelope like a postcard!
Start with a piece of vanilla fabric stamped with the truck image from Countryside in Black Stazon ink. I had to put a lot of ink onto the stamp and then leave the stamp on the fabric for a few minutes to get the best image on the fabric.

Next I cut strips of the Springtime Vintage Fabric and sewed them in log cabin style around the truck/vanilla piece. It's very important to iron the seams open to lessen the bulk. Use a 4"x6" piece of the Big Shot Fabric Adhesive to iron together the front piece (truck with blue fabric) to the 4"x6" stabilizer (centre piece) and then another piece of the fabric adhesive to iron a 4"x6" piece of vanilla fabric to the backside of the postcard. Also cut a thin piece of the fabric adhesive to iron on a 4" piece of Victoria Crochet Lace to the front.

Finish the edges of the postcard with a zigzag stitch with a sewing machine. On the back of the postcard I stamped POSTCARD with the Winter Post stamp set, drew a line down the centre with a Sharpie marker and wrote a little note on the left side. Make sure to address your card on the right side, attach the postage stamp and send it away!

These taken a lot of time to make but they are so cool!

Supplies
Stamps: Countryside, Winter Post
Ink: Black Stazon
Paper: none
Accessories: Springtime Vintage Designer Fabric, Vanilla Fabric (not SU), Big Shot Fabric Adhesive Roll, sewing machine and thread, stabilizer for middle of postcard, Victoria Crochet Trim, Iron, rotary cutter and ruler

~ Amanda

p.s. I took the picture on the back bumper of my truck! hehe
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Update Available for My Digital Studio

All My Digital Studio users who have the My Digital Studio packaged DVDs (item 118108) are eligible for a FREE 1.0.6 update. The update includes new functionality and print products to give you even more options while designing.

- Group and edit: Enjoy the ability to group objects and then resize, recolor, and rotate, them all at once.
- Access more information: View project dimension information in both inches and pixels when you right-click the project and view the Edit Object screen. Make sure to check out the Info tab on this same screen for more object details.
- Get the pages you need: My Digital Studio automatically adds just the number of pages you need for the type of project you’re creating (for example, four pages for greeting cards, two pages for postcards, and 26 pages for calendars). Note that the last page of greeting cards, trifold cards, and calendars automatically includes the Stampin’ Up! and My Digital Studio logos as embellishment pieces which can be removed.
- Choose what you view: You can check a box to show the bleed (trim) area in Preview Project, or simply uncheck to hide it. Crop with confidence: When using the crop feature for Photos or Background Paper added as a page layer, use the ruler or width and height boxes to crop an image to the perfect size.
- Keep it quick: Move back and forth between project pages with a quick key command (ctrl+right arrow for next page; ctrl+left arrow for previous page) or from the View menu in the top menu bar. View the Resource Palette with ease: Use your keyboard arrows in the Browse section of the Resource Palette to quickly toggle between artwork.
- Add and delete pages in a flash: Do it all at once. Forget the days of adding and deleting pages one-by-one. Simply select the page thumbnails at the bottom of your canvas, right-click and delete.
- Keep your favorites in line: Remove your favorite colors via the Remove Favorite button from the Favorites tab of the color palette.

***You can get this update by opening your My Digital Studio on your computer, clicking on the help option at the top right and then selecting Check for Updates.***

~ Amanda
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Saturday, April 16, 2011

April Showers bring flowers!

April is filled with a lot of birthdays! Inspiration for this card came from Splitcoaststampers Creative Crew April Challenge: Color Focus. Pacific Point and Not Quite Navy are two hard ones for me. But I like the overall look of them together with Sahara Sand and Very Vanilla. Hope you like it!

Supplies
Stamps: Just Believe
Ink: Pacific Point, Not Quite Navy, Sahara Sand
Paper: Very Vanilla, Not Quite Navy
Accessories: Pearl Jewels, Stampin' Dimensionals, Big Shot, Top Not Die, Vintage Wallpaper Impression Folder
~ Amanda
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Friday, April 15, 2011

Spring!


I love spring, especially the daffodils! My mom's birthday was last week and it was a good excuse to make a card for the April Creative Crew Challenge over on Splitcoaststampers. The challenge is to use punches and my card really needed a flower. Since I had a vase of daffodils on my desk I knew one had to pop onto this card! I used the 5 Petal Punch for the main part of the daffodil. Then cut a 3/4" strip of Daffodil Delight card stock and pleated it. A few leaves from the 2 Step Bird Punch finished off the daffodil.

Supplies
Stamps: Strength and Hope (from the upcoming Summer Mini Catalogue), Teeny Tiny Wishes
Ink: Soft Suede, Crumb Cake, Basic Black
Paper: Soft Suede, Crumb Cake, Daffodil Delight, Vellum, Very Vanilla, Old Olive
Accessories: 5 Petal Punch, 2 Step Bird Punch, Word Window Punch, Scallop Edge Punch

~ Amanda
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Monday, April 11, 2011

Hearts and Polka Dots

Whew! What a week that was! I'm happy to report that my Artisan Award entries are on they way to Utah. So now the anxious waiting until the end of May to see if I get a call! AND I am all booked to travel to Salt Lake City, Utah this July for Convention!!! So excited and nervous.

Today's card inspiration came from another card I viewed online months ago, but I am unable to locate exactly whom it belongs to. Thank you for yourr inspiration, whom ever you are!

Supplies
Stamps: I {heart} Hearts, Teeny Tiny Wishes
Ink: Sahara Sand
Paper: Sahara Sand, Baja Breeze, Whisper White, Greenhouse Gala Designer Series Paper
Accessories: Decorative Label Punch, Whisper White Taffeta Ribbon, Stampin' Dimensionals, Sticky Strip, Heart to Heart Punch, Heart Punch

 ~ Amanda
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Tuesday, April 05, 2011

Spring Is Blossoming!

Spring is Blossoming with Sneak Peak products from the upcoming 2011-2012 Idea Book & Catalog!


Get your hands on these brand-new papers and stamps in one of two ways:
•Spend $25 on any Stampin' Up! products and be eligible to purchase either or both of the Four Frames Set and Paisley Petals Designer Series Papers. Place your order today at My Online Store!
•Host a $460 workshop and get the Four Frames Set and Paisley Petals Designer Series Paper for FREE! Contact me to book your workshop!

Hurry, these exciting, new SNEAK PEEK products are only available until April 30, 2011--three months before the debut of the new Idea Book & Catalog!

~ Amanda
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Monday, April 04, 2011

Grab Bags!


You are now able to purchase special "grab bags" in My Online Store. These grab bags are available in three sizes: the $6, the $12, and the $18 grab bag. Each bag will contain a variety of discontinued products that could include a combination of any of the following: ribbons, Accents & Elements, chipboard, Designer Series Papers, and Simply Sent kit components. Grab bags will not contain stamp sets or tools.

Please keep the following in mind:
  • Grab bag orders can only be placed at My Online Store
  • There is no minimum purchase required to participate in the grab bag special offer.
  • There is no limit to the number of grab bags a customer may purchase; however, grab bag items are only available while supplies last. 
  • All grab bag sales are final. There are no refunds or exchanges.
  • Not all grab bags will be unique.
  • You should use the following item numbers when ordering grab bags:
Item
Description
125873
$6 Grab Bag (containing at least $24 worth of products!)
125874
$12 Grab Bag (containing at least $48 worth of products!)
125875
$18 Grab Bag (containing at least $72 worth of products!)

~ Amanda
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Bliss


Cased this lovely card made by Lisa Young! I love those butterflies.

Supplies
Stamps: Bliss (Sale-A-Bration)
Ink: Concord Crush, Old Olive, Stampin' Write Markers: Crumb Cake, Old Olive
Paper: Crumb Cake, Whisper White
Accessories: Whisper White 5/8" Satin Ribbon, Sticky Strip, Glue Dots, Stampin' Dimensionals, Pearl Jewels, Wide Oval Punch, Big Shot, Labels Sizzlit.

~ Amanda
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