Sunday, December 23, 2012

Merry Moments from 2006!


At the Stampin' Up! Regional in Hamilton, Ontario back in August we were given the Merry Moments Simply Scrappin' kit for free! The "stamped" images you see (the circle medallions and the Basic Grey and Vanilla strip) are all card stock stickers. To create the medallions I layered a few of the card stock stickers on top of each other and then place a Rhinestone Jewel in the middle! Easy Peasy. I've always had a hard time making titles for my scrapbook pages, so instead I just used our names. I typed them up in My Digital Studio using Basic Grey for the text and then printed them at home onto Cherry Cobbler card stock. Finished off the titles with a square punch to make the banner end.

Supplies
Stamps: none
Ink: Old Olive Stampin' Write Marker, the names were printed in Basic Grey using My Digital Studio on my home printer
Paper: Merry Moments Simply Scrappin': Old Olive, Basic Grey, Cherry Cobbler, Very Vanilla
Accessories: Stampin' Dimensionals, 1-3/8" Square Punch, Rhinestones

Merry Christmas!
~ Amanda
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Saturday, December 22, 2012

Sparkle and Snow!

Still dealing with that Colorado low that has swept across Ontario since Thursday! I'm glad most of the snow fell north of us, but I was on the road north of Belleville this afternoon and the roads were slippery! Thank goodness my father was driving and not me. We came across 2 different accident sites, grateful none were fatalities. I do hope a little more snow falls over night and that it stays. It's great to have snow at Christmas to make it more festive - just as long as the roads are safe for everyone travelling (like me!).

Today's card has some great sparkle! The Silver Glimmer Paper definitely adds pizzazz to any card, you'll have to check back next month when I can share a birthday card I added a little of the Silver Glimmer Paper to.

Supplies
Stamps: Sweet Essentials
Ink: Island Indigo
Paper: Island Indigo, Pool Party, Silver Glimmer Paper, Whisper White
Accessories: Island Indigo 3/8" Ruffled Ribbon, 1-1/4" Square Punch, Stampin Dimensionals, Big Shot, Polka Dot Textured Impressions Embossing Folder, Holiday Collection Framelits

Merry Christmas!
~ Amanda
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Thursday, December 20, 2012

Fab Friday 08


It's a very interesting colour combination over at Fab Friday:
When I spied this colour combo I was still trying to finish up my Christmas cards! I wasn't sure if these colours would work for me, but I took a bunch of scraps and the way they fell onto the table together inspired this card! For the triple coloured card base I started with a piece of plain printer paper cut to 5.5" x 4.25" and they layered the 3 stripes on top of the plain paper. They run the piece through the Big Shot to create the texture.

Supplies
Stamps: Snow Much Fun, More Merry Messages
Ink: Gumball Green, Real Red, Pool Party, Soft Suede, Black Stazon On
Paper: Real Red, Primerose Petals, Pool Party, Gumball Breen, Watercolour Paper
Accessories: Blender Pens, Rhinestones, 1-1/4" Square Punch, Stampin' Dimensionals, Big Shot, Lacey Brocade Textured Embossing Folder

~ Amanda
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Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Christmas Lodge

Today's card was one I entered to Stampin' Up! for a contest and it didn't win so I thought I would share it with you! For the main image of this card I first embossed both the image and the sentiment in Early Esspresso before using the Big Shot and Labels framelit die to cut out the image. Framelits are great because you can see what part you are cutting out - but always stamp first then cut!

Supplies
Stamps: Christmas Lodge, More Merry Messages
Ink: Versamark
Paper: Early Espresso, Very Vanilla, Raspberry Ripple, First Edition Designer Series Paper, Orchard Harvest Designer Series Paper
Accessories: Dimensionals, Rhinestones, Dotted Scallop Ribbon Punch, Simply Scored, Early Espresso Embossing Powder, Big Shot, Labels Framelits, Woodgrain Textured Embossing Folder

~ Amanda
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Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Christmas in Blues!

Are you excited for Christmas too?! Only a week left! I finally sent out all my Christmas cards to friends and family today. So now I have so many cards to share with you!

Remember that today there are new My Digital Studio downloads! So excited about the Glimmer Designer Paper digital download! Check out todays downloads at my online store here.

Supplies
Stamps: Ornament Keepsakes, More Merry Messages
Ink: Island Indigo, Bashful Blue
Paper: Island Indigo, Very Vanilla, Festival of Prints Designer Series Paper
Accessories: Rhinestones, Island Indigo Ruffled Ribbon, Glue Dots, Stampin' Dimensionals, Paper Piercing Tool, 1-3/8" Square Punch, Big Shot, Apothecary Framelits, Holiday Ornaments Framelits

~ Amanda
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Monday, November 19, 2012

My Digital Studio is 50% off!


During Stampin' Up!'s Online Extravaganza you can purchase MDS2+ for only $49.98! Perfect to design those last minute Christmas Gifts, Christmas cards and scrapbook pages! And as the info graphic above points out there are a lot of reasons to purchase MDS2+! Order here today!

If you are not sure, you can download the MDS FREE Trial version and then purchase the full program for 50% off by Wednesday November 28th! Or you can contact me for a free hour long demo of the program!

~ Amanda
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Online Extravaganza starts Monday Nov 19th!


It all begins Monday, Nov. 19 and runs through Wednesday, Nov. 28. The Stampin' Up! On-Line Extravaganza is our biggest on-line promotion of the year with savings up to 50% on some of your favorite products PLUS 24 hour "doorbuster" specials on Monday November 19 and Wednesday November 28 that you won't want to miss!

20% off Doorbusters for Monday November 19:
  • #125586 Simply Scored™ Diagonal Plate Reg. Price $15.95 SALE $12.76
  • #113439 Big Shot™ Die-Cutting Machine Reg. Price $122.95 SALE $98.36
  • #113474 Big Shot Doctor’s Bag Reg. Price $93.95 SALE $75.16


  • 20% off Doorbusters for Wednesday November 28:
  • #118491 Clear Block Bundle (Blocks A-I) Reg. price $89.95 SALE $71.96
  • #120279 Clear Block Storage Caddy Reg. Price $18.95 SALE $15.16
  • #109127 Stack & Store Caddy Reg. Price $44.95 SALE $35.96


  • Wow, those are great doorbusters eh? But there are so many other items on sale too! Between November 19th and November 28th there are select Stamp Sets at 25-50% off, Punches and Accessories for 25-40% off and My Digital Studio 2 for 50% off!

    Click on the flyer link below to view sale items. Please be sure to use the item numbers listed in the flyer to receive your discounts!


    If you would like to place your order on Monday to take advantage of the doorbusters you can contact me and I will place all orders by 9pm or you can place your order anytime online at amandafarlinger.stampinup.net and have your order shipped directly to you!

    ~ Amanda
     
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    Monday, November 12, 2012

    Canvas Poppies


    I used Thursday's card: Poppies! as inspiration for today's 3D item - a stamped canvas! Starting with a 5"x7" wrapped canvas, stamp the Pleasant Poppies using Black Stazon directly onto the canvas. Then colour the image using Stampin' Up!'s Watercolor Wonder Crayons. For some of the flowers I coloured right onto the canvas, but for the stems and smaller flowers I used a blender pen and took the colour off the bottom of the Watercolor Wonder Crayon and then applied to the canvas. For the grass I used a few different green Watercolor Wonder Crayons directly on the canvas and blurred them together using an Aqua painter. After allowing the piece to dry, it was finished off with a strip of 3/8" Ruffled Ribbon in Lucky Limeade, a punched greeting and a Cherry Cobbler designer button!

    Supplies
    Stamps: Pleasant Poppies, Teeny Tiny Wishes
    Ink: Black Stazon, Cherry Cobbler, Regals Water Color Wonder Crayons (Always Artichoke, Garden Green, Cajun Craze, Cherry Cobbler, More Mustard, Riding Hood Red)
    Paper: Whisper White
    Accessories: Aquapainter, Blender Pen, Island Indigo Ruffled Ribbon, Designer Button, Glue Dot, 5"x7" Canvas

    ~ Amanda
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    Thursday, November 08, 2012

    Poppies!

    I love Cajun Craze Poppies, aren't they fabulous? When I started with Riding Hood Red I knew I wanted to keep in the same colour collection. Stampin' Up! makes it really easy by having colours in collections, they work together so well!

    The poppies are embossing in black on water colour paper. Then using Stampin' Write Markers to colour in the images, going over the areas where you want to highlight the poppies. Make sure to leave some white space on the poppies for added dimension! Finish the center of some of the poppies with Early Espresso and colour in the stems using Always Artichoke.

    Supplies
    Stamps: Pleasant Poppies, Teeny Tiny Wishes
    Ink/Markers: Riding Hood Red, Cajun Craze, Cherry Cobbler, Early Espresso, Always Artichoke, Versamark
    Paper: Riding Hood Red, Water colour paper
    Accessories: Riding Hood Red Taffeta Ribbon, Designer Button, Glue Dots, Stampin' Dimensionals, Modern Label Punch, Black Embossing Powder Big Shot, Labels Framelits, Chevron Textured Impressions Folder

    ~ Amanda
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    Tuesday, October 30, 2012

    SNOW!

    Well, no snow here, yet. Just a little blowing and rain thanks to Hurricane Sandy. But today's page is all about snow!
    I had one really good picture of the trees covered in hoar frost and it seemed crazy to devote a whole page to it. So instead I used it for my page background by using a photo box that was 12"x12". The other 2 pictures were from another day in the same month and are highlighted with the frames in the Downtown Grunge Designer Kit. The Perfect Label punch for my journaling was coloured in Whisper White and then I changed the opacity to 60% to create a frosted look. I did the same thing with the flags used for the page's title.

    Make sure to take advantage of the FREE downloads and everything that is happening this week, check out this blog post about all the details: http://fromwhereistamp.blogspot.ca/2012/10/celebrating-digital-scapbooking-day-all.html

    MDS Supplies
    Embellishments  
    Basic Pearls and Rhinestones\Basic Pearls and Rhinestones - rhinestone large  
    Basic Pearls and Rhinestones\Basic Pearls and Rhinestones - rhinestone large  
    Basic Pearls and Rhinestones\Basic Pearls and Rhinestones - rhinestone large  
    Basic Pearls and Rhinestones\Basic Pearls and Rhinestones - rhinestone large  
    Staple & Stitching\Whisper White - Stitching Straight  
    Staple & Stitching\White - Simple Stitches line 2     _
    Designer Kits\Downtown Grunge - embellishments\Downtown Grunge - frame2  
    Designer Kits\Downtown Grunge - embellishments\Downtown Grunge - frame2 
    Punches  
    Labels & Tags\Perfect Label Punch, Fill Color = WHISPER WHITE 255,255,255  
    Extras\Comfort Cafe - banner, Fill Color = 233,237,240  
    Extras\Comfort Cafe - banner, Fill Color = 233,237,240  
    Extras\Comfort Cafe - banner, Fill Color = 233,237,240  
    Extras\Comfort Cafe - banner, Fill Color = 233,237,240  
    Alphabet & Numbers\Timeless Type Junior Letters\Timeless Type Junior Lowercase - n, Fill Color = BORDERING BLUE 148,166,180  
    Alphabet & Numbers\Timeless Type Junior Letters\Timeless Type Junior Lowercase - o, Fill Color = BORDERING BLUE 148,166,180  
    Alphabet & Numbers\Timeless Type Junior Letters\Timeless Type Junior Lowercase - s, Fill Color = BORDERING BLUE 148,166,180  
    Alphabet & Numbers\Timeless Type Junior Letters\Timeless Type Junior Lowercase - w, Fill Color = BORDERING BLUE 148,166,180

    ~ Amanda
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    Celebrating Digital Scapbooking Day - All week!

    Woot! Free downloads for My Digital Studio to celebrate Digital Scrapbooking Day, but celebrating all week! Stampin' Up! has 3 free downloads available for download - click to view them here!

    Check out the following links to see what's going on with My Digital Studio!
  • New downloads out this week. Take a look!
  • ALL print prices lowered permanently-up to 50 percent off! Check them out.
  • Frequent MDS 2 software updates. See if you have the latest version.
  • A chance to win an additional FREE download. See how.
  • 50% off all Digital Kits from October 29th-November 5th. Check them out.
  • FREE exclusive, new downloads all during Digital Scrapbooking week! Get them here.
  •  I'm holding a My Digital Studio class on Saturday November 3rd at 2pm. If you would like to learn more aout My Digital Studio please RSVP here!

  • You can try My Digital Studio2 for 30 days for free! Downloads can be used with MDS2 and with other programs.

    And that’s not all. If we can get at least 18,000 people to share the digital design love with us, Stapin' Up! will end the week by offering a fourth download, also absolutely free! So spread the news on Facebook and Twitter, blog about it! You can use this cute blog button to share the news:
     
    ~ Amanda
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    Friday, October 26, 2012

    More Single Stamps Available!


    Based on the interest in the single stamps, Stampin' Up! has decided to release more - including a few never seen before stamps!

    Flyers
    Single Stamps: Assortment 1
    Single Stamps: Assortment 2 (includes new images!)
    Single Stamps: Word Play
    Single Stamps: Perfectly Penned
    Single Stamps: Seasonal Sayings

    Click here to place your order today!

    Details:
    • These stamps are available on any order type, whether it is online, emailed to me, or placed at a workshop.
    • You can find the stamp item numbers on the flyers above
    • These won't be sent to you in our typical cases or packaging; they'll be packaged in cello bags. If you'd like a case for your stamp, you can buy our Clear-Mount Stamp Cases that come in packs of four (item 119105).
    • This offer is available for clear-mount stamps only and runs through January 2nd, 2013.
    • The stamps won't come with a Clear-Mount Block, so you'll need to buy a block separately if you don't already have one. The recommended block sizes can be found on the flyers.
    • There's no limit on how many pieces you can buy!
    • This offer is not available in Quebec.
    • Remember that this is a pilot program, so take advantage of it while you can!
    ~ Amanda
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    Sale! 1 Day Only Sale!! 15% off Monday only!

    Monday October 29th is Sell-A-Stamp Spookacular! For one day only, you'll get 15% off any stamp set you purchase! The goal is to sell more stamps in a single day than ever before! Now is the time to fill up that wish list!

    CLICK HERE TO SHOP ONLINE!

    This includes all current catalog sets, including:
    • Stamp Sets
    • Personalized Stamps
    • Cookie Press Stamps
    • Single Stamps
    Hostess sets, bundled sets (with framelits) and digital sets are not included.

    There is no minimum purchase, and no limit to the number of stamps you can order! If your order reaches $200 or more, hostess benefits apply starting with $35 for free!

    Call or email me to place your order. OR order online!
    ~ Amanda
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    Embossed Leaves

    I love the Wonderfall stamp set that matches the Autumn Accent Bigz die. But using just the die and an assortment of Embossing Folders is really cool too! To adhere the Champagne Glass Glitter I used the Tombow Multi-purpose glue with it's fine tip to draw a line of glue along the scallops, then sprinkled the glass glitter on the glue - making sure to shake off the excess! I did use the heat tool to dry the glue quicker.

    Supplies
    Stamps: Sweet Essentials
    Ink: Cherry Cobbler
    Paper: Cherry Cobbler, Very Vanilla, Garden Green, More Mustard, Early Espresso, Orchard Harvest Designer Series Paper
    Accessories: Champagne Glass Glitter, Early Espresso Stitched Grosgrain Ribbon, Big Shot, Autumn Accents Bigz die, Large Scallop Edgelit, Textured Embossing Folders: Woodgrain, Vintage Wallpaper, Square Lattice, Chevron

    ~ Amanda
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    Wednesday, October 24, 2012

    Celebrate Digital Scrapbook Day with My Digital Studio!

    
    What do you get when you combine Digital Scrapbooking Day and My Digital Studio? A week of FREE downloads and 50 percent off ALL digital kits!

    What: Three FREE downloads. 50% off ALL digital kits. Mega blogging on MyDigitalStudio.net all week! And make sure to check in here at From Where I Stamp to see my MDS creations.

    When: October 29 to November 5, 2012.

    How: Create an online account HERE, then download the FREE downloads online. While you're at it, you can download a FREE 30-Day trial of MDS2!
    Get a BONUS FREE Download:If we get 18,000 downloads of FREE items we'll give you another FREE download!

    So mark your calendar and be ready to GO DIGITAL October 29th-November 5, 2012.

    ~ Amanda
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    Wishing Poppies!

    Had to break out the Silver Glimmer paper. It's great to add a little dazzel to any card! To make today's card I embossed the poppy image in Pewter Embossing Powder onto First Edition Designer Paper, then used the Label Framelit to trim the image. Behind that is a piece of Certainly Celery that was run through the Big Shot with the Fancy Fan Embossing Folder and a strip of the Silver Glimmer Paper.

    I still have some spaces left on Sunday Oct 28th for the Christmas Card Stamp Camp at 1pm. If you are interested please contact me! Not able to make it this Sunday? Join me on Saturday November 17th or book your own date to make them with your friends and family!

    Supplies
    Stamps: Pleasant Poppies, Sweet Essentials
    Ink: Versamark, Lucky Limeade, Regal Rose
    Paper: Certaintly Celery, Lucky Limeade, First Edition Designer Series Paper, Very Vanilla, Silver Glimmer Paper
    Accessories: Pewter Embossing Powder, Stampin' Dimensionals, Big Shot, Labels Framelits, Fancy Fan Embossing Folder

    ~ Amanda
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    Wednesday, October 17, 2012

    5 years!

    Received my 5 year pin from Stampin' Up! in the mail today! Wow, has it really been that long already? Thanks Stampin' Up! My 5 year anniversary was in September and I forgot until I opened a small envelope with the pin and letter. Love getting happy mail!

    Have the leaves changed where you live? I love glancing at the different colours when I drive into work. But I hope the snow doesn't fall too soon! I took inspiration from those leaves for today's card. For the leaves I find it is easier to cut them out with the Big Shot and Autumn Accents die, then stamp them. I always make sure to die cut a few extra leaves just in case!

    Supplies
    Stamps: Wonderfall, Teeny Tiny Wishes
    Ink: Gumball Green, Cajun Craze
    Paper: Gumball Green, Very Vanilla, Orchard Harvest Designer Series Paper
    Accessories: Early Espresso Baker's Twine, Word Window Punch, Stampin' Dimensionals, Big Shot, Autumn Accents Bigz die, Woodgrain Impressions Embossing Folder

    ~ Amanda
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    Monday, October 15, 2012

    Christmas Cheer!

    A cute and sweet smelling card for today: I used the Sugar and Spice embossing powder from the Holiday Catalogue so that this gingerbread guy smells like he's fresh from the oven! First I stamped the image in Versamark and then into Soft Suede before stamping on Very Vanilla card stock. And the even better part? I did not have to cut this delicious guy out by hand - there is a very cool new Holiday Collection framelits to cut this guy out!

    I should have started making my Christmas cards last month, it's already the middle of October! Who else is with me? Join me on Sunday October 28th for 1pm at my home to make 10 cards. Cost is $20 and it includes envelopes. RSVP here!

    Supplies
    Stamps: Perfectly Preserved, Scentsational Season, Curly Cute
    Ink: Soft Suede, Versamark
    Paper: Brights Designer Series Paper, Very Vanilla, Soft Suede
    Accessories: Soft Suede Taffeta Ribbon, Early Espresso Baker's Twine, Rhinestones, Sugar and Spice Embossing Powder, Big Shot, Cannery Framelits, Scallop Edgelit, Holiday Collection Framelit

    ~ Amanda
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    Wednesday, October 10, 2012

    Cherrios as rocks!


    My father in law's and my youngest nephew's birthdays were last month. I had come across a card made by Jessica at RememberJ and just had to case her card for the 2 guys!

    Aren't these cards the cutest! Love the idea of using Cheerios as rocks!

    Supplies
    Stamps: I Dig You
    Ink: Midnight Muse, Riding Hood Red, Basic Black, Early Espresso
    Paper: Pool Party, Whisper White, Crumb Cake
    Accessories: Stampin' Dimensionals, Cupcake Punch, Big Shot, Square Lattice Embossing Folder, Cheerios

    ~ Amanda
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    New! Stampin' Up! Single Stamps for Sale!


    Stampin' Up is trying out something new! I'm excited to offer you the chance to buy single pieces from these select stamp sets: Word Play (page 135), Perfectly Penned (page 132), and Seasonal Sayings (Holiday Catalog, page 34). You can choose which sayings you want, without having to buy the entire set! This offer will be available now through January 2, 2013.

    Flyers
    Single Stamps: Word Play
    Single Stamps: Perfectly Penned
    Single Stamps: Seasonal Sayings

    Details:
    • These stamps are available on any order type, whether it is online, emailed to me, or placed at a workshop.
    • You can find the stamp item numbers on the flyers above
    • These won't be sent to you in our typical cases or packaging; they'll be packaged in cello bags. If you'd like a case for your stamp, you can buy our Clear-Mount Stamp Cases that come in packs of four (item 119105).
    • This offer is available for clear-mount stamps only and runs through January 2nd, 2013.
    • The stamps won't come with a Clear-Mount Block, so you'll need to buy a block separately if you don't already have one. The recommended block sizes can be found on the flyers.
    • There's no limit on how many pieces you can buy! 
    • This offer is not available in Quebec.
    • Remember that this is a pilot program, so take advantage of it while you can!
    ~ Amanda
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    My Digital Studio Price Reductions!

    Woot! Wonderful news, My Digital Studio print prices have been slashed drastically - up to 50% less!


    Click here for the new pricing guide for your My Digital Studio print projects:
    http://204.228.150.61/MDSnet/MDS_pricingList_CA.pdf

    And click here for Bulk Buy prices for your bigger projects!
    http://204.228.150.61/MyDigitalStudio/MDS.net/MDS_Bulk_Pricing_CA.pdf

    This week's new downloads:

    Purchase these new downloads online today. Remember you can try My Digital Studio2 for 30 days for free! Downloads can be used with MDS2 and with other programs.

    And while you are enjoying the 30-day FREE trial of MDS2 make sure to participate in the weekly MyDigitalStudio.net challenges for a chance to win a free download! Check out all the details here: http://mydigitalstudio.net/profiles/blogs/challenge-scrap-map-2 Make sure to share your MDS project before Friday October 12th 2pm EST!
    ~ Amanda
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    Thursday, October 04, 2012

    A Merry Christmas Gift from Stampin' Up!

    October 1 - 31, 2012
    Choose one from the following great bundles: one with the coordinating Framelits for the Big Shot, and one without, in your choice of either wood or clear! Click the above picture or the following link to view the flyer: http://www.stampinup.com/ca/documents/Flyer_ChristmasGift_Oct2012_CA.pdf

    Item
    Description
    Retail Value
    Special Price
    132260
    Christmas Gift Pack (wood-mount)
    Includes Ornament Keepsakes Set (wood-mount), Candlelight Christmas Specialty Designer Series Paper, Festive Paper-Piercing Pack
    $69.85
    $58.90
    132261Christmas Gift Pack (clear-mount)
    Includes Ornament Keepsakes Set (clear-mount), Candlelight Christmas Specialty Designer Series Paper, Festive Paper-Piercing Pack
    $58.85
    $47.90
    132262Christmas Gift Pack (wood-mount bundle)
    Includes Ornament Keepsakes Bundle (wood-mount), Candlelight Christmas Specialty Designer Series Paper, and Festive Paper-Piercing Pack
    $88.85
    $77.90
    132263Christmas Gift Pack (clear-mount bundle)
    Includes Ornament Keepsakes Bundle (clear-mount), Candlelight Christmas Specialty Designer Series Paper, and Festive Paper-Piercing Pack
    $79.85
    $68.90

    IMPORTANT
    • See those special item numbers above? Be sure to use those in order to get your FREE Festive Paper-Piercing Pack.
    • This promotion has no limits-for every bundle you buy, you'll get a free Festive Paper-Piercing Pack. They make great Christmas gifts!
    • Remember: the bundle gets you an additional 15 percent off the set and the Holiday Ornaments Framelits Dies.
    • Sorry-hostess dollars don't count toward this promotion.
    ~ Amanda
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    Tuesday, September 25, 2012

    Celebrate Fall!

    Whew, so many birthdays coming up the next few months! Decided to try the sketch challenge over at Pal Paper Arts to create this fallish birthday card. Here is the sketch:
    PPA143
    I've used the Orchard Harvest Designer Series Paper, Perfectly Preserved stamp set and the Cannery Set Framelits to create this celebrate card! For the jar I cut out 2 of the jar - one from the Very Vanilla card stock and another from a window sheet. I put the 2 apples between the Very Vanilla and Window sheet pieces to make it look like the apples were canned!

    Are you loving the fall cooler weather? This is my favourite time of year. I'm looking forward to seeing the leaves change colour. I've been over on Pinterest checking out some ideas for decorating the house for Thanksgiving and Halloween. Have you checked out my boards yet? You can do that here: http://pinterest.com/FromWhereIStamp/

    Supplies
    Stamps: Perfectly Preserved, Seasonal Sayings
    Ink: Black Stazon, Raspberry Ripple, Lucky Limeade, Sahara Sand, Early Espresso
    Paper: Early Espresso, Very Vanilla, Orchard Harvest Designer Series Paper, Window sheet
    Accessories: Stitched Grosgrain Ribbon, Stampin' Dimensionals, Big Shot, Cannery Set Framelits

    ~ Amanda
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    New My Digital Studio Downloads!

    Purchase these new downloads online today. Remember you can try My Digital Studio2 for 30 days for free! Downloads can be used with MDS2 and with other programs.

    And while you are enjoying the 30-day FREE trial of MDS2 make sure to participate in the weekly MyDigitalStudio.net challenges for a chance to win a free download! Check out all the details here: http://mydigitalstudio.net/profiles/blogs/challenge-color-combo-1 Make sure to share your MDS project before Friday September 28th 2pm EST!

    ~ Amanda
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    Monday, September 24, 2012

    By The Seashore

    Another chilly morning! And this card reminds me of the warmth of summer! I used water colour paper to add some texture and a piece of baker's twine to tie it all together. The Antique Brad could be another shell! The colours are inspired by the Fab Friday Challenge:

    And don't forget about the Back to Spool in September! A FREE spool of Stitched Satin Ribbon in any of the new 2012-2014 In Colors! View details here!

    Supplies
    Stamps: By the Seashore, Sweet Essentials
    Ink: So Saffron, Basic Grey, Sahara Sand
    Paper: Sahara Sand, So Saffron, Watercolour paper, Twitterpatted Designer Series Paper
    Accessories: Antique Brad, Whisper White Baker's Twine

    ~ Amanda
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    Thursday, September 20, 2012

    New My Digital Studio Downloads!

    Purchase these new downloads online today. Remember you can try My Digital Studio2 for 30 days for free! Downloads can be used with MDS2 and with other programs.
    And while you are enjoying the 30-day FREE trial of MDS2 make sure to participate in the weekly MyDigitalStudio.net challenges for a chance to win a free download! Check out all the details here: http://mydigitalstudio.net/profiles/blogs/challenge-10-photo-layouts
    ~ Amanda
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    Birthday Banners!

    Went looking for challenges today and came across one at the Paper Players - to create a clean and simple project featuring banners. What great inspiration!
    The Daffodil Delight Designer Series Paper was crumbled up and spritzed lightly with water, I also ripped a few tears along the edges. Then I used a bone folder to mostly flatten the designer paper. For the banner a piece of Whisper White Baker`s Twine was threaded through the punched pennants and then arranged on the card.

    Supplies
    Stamps: Pennant Parade, Curly Cute
    Ink: Pumpkin Pie, Pacific Point, Rich Razzelberry, Old Olive, Daffodil Delight
    Paper: Daffodil Delight, Whisper White, Brights Designer Series Paper
    Accessories: Rhinestones, Petite Pennants Punch, Square Punch, Whisper White Baker's Twine

    ~ Amanda
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    Thursday, September 13, 2012

    Swinging Wishes!

    The line art images in the hostess set: Summer Afternoon are great for colouring in! Today's card uses ink pads and blender pens to create a watercolour look.

    Supplies
    Stamps: Summer Afternoon (hostess), Teeny Tiny Wishes
    Ink: Black Stazon, Early Espresso, Old Olive, Summer Starfruit, Midnight Muse
    Paper: Early Espresso, Watercolour paper
    Accessories: Word Window Punch, Midnight Muse Stitched Satin Ribbon, Blender Pens, Stampin' Dimensionals, Big Shot, Fancy Fan Textured Embossing Folder, Labels Framelits

    ~ Amanda
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    Tuesday, September 11, 2012

    Friend to Friend

    Made this card for a friend of mine to surprise her! The Label framelits work so well with this hostess set: Summer Afternoon. And Stampin' Up!'s new stitched grosgrain ribbon is so gorgeous!

    Supplies
    Stamps: Summer Afternoon (hostess), Teeny Tiny Wishes
    Ink: Black Stazon, Stampin' Write Markers: Basic Grey, Crumb Cake, Certainly Celery, Old Olive, Sahara Sand, Wisteria Wonder
    Paper: Crumb Cake, Basic Grey, Twitterpatted Designer Series Paper
    Accessories: Silver Brads, Basic Grey Stitched Grosgrain Ribbon, Stampin Dimensionals, Dotted Scallop Ribbon Punch, Big Shot, Labels Framelits

    ~ Amanda
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    New My Digital Studio Downloads!

    Purchase these new downloads online today. Remember you can try My Digital Studio2 for 30 days for free! Downloads can be used with MDS2 and with other programs.
    Until September 14, 2012 enjoy 31% off all cards, photo books, individual pages, swatchbooks, tags and a 31 selected downloads! View the 31 day of savings online!
    And while you are enjoying the 30-day FREE trial of MDS2 make sure to participate in the weekly MyDigitalStudio.net challenges for a chance to win a free download! Check out all the details here: http://mydigitalstudio.net/profiles/blogs/weekly-mds-net-challenge-and-giveaway

    ~ Amanda
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    Monday, September 03, 2012

    MDS Weekly Challenge!

    MyDigitalStudio.net is hosting a weekly challenge and giveaway! So make sure to check out MyDigitalStudio.net each Saturday for the remainder of the year to see the current challenge. Then make sure to post your creation and tag it on MyDigitalStudio.net before Friday at 2pm EST! I know I will be playing along, hope to see your samples there too!

    Check out all the details here: http://mydigitalstudio.net/profiles/blogs/weekly-mds-net-challenge-and-giveaway

    Haven't tried MDS2 yet? I'm loving all the new features, make sure to take MDS2 for a test drive and try the 30-day FREE!

    ~ Amanda
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    Sunday, September 02, 2012

    September is Back to Spool!


    While the kids are heading back to school, Stampin' Up! is going back to 'spool'! For the month of September, get a FREE package of 3/8" Stitched Satin Ribbon-an $12.25 value-for every $50 you spend! Visit my online store to place your order or email me!

    ~ Amanda
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    Thursday, August 30, 2012

    31% off Digital Sale Extended!!

    Stampin' Up! has extended the 31% of Digital sale until September 14th, 2012! You will save 31% off all cards, photo books, individual pages, swatchbooks, tags and a 31 selected downloads! I have been working hard on some projects using the MDS2 Free 30-day trial and I am loving the new features! View the 31 day of savings online!
    Today's page is the first one from my Convention 2011 8x8 photobook. I know I'm way behind, where did the last year dissapear too?! Using MDS2 I've designed the front cover, back cover and 3 pages tonight using the Convention 2011 Designer Template.

    MDS2 Supplies
    Convention 2011 Designer Template, Scallop Edge Punch, Square Punch

    ~ Amanda
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    Wednesday, August 29, 2012

    Here's Griffin!

    This scrapbook page was one of the make and takes from Hamilton Regionls I attended on August 18th. The scrapbook page was supposed to be made with the Clockworks stamp set but I wanted to used the French Foliage and En Francais stamp sets because of the picture I choose. The picture is of our cute little puppy and he was born in Quebec!

    Supplies
    Stamps: French Foliage, Seasonal Sayings, En Francais
    Ink: Gumball Green, More Mustard, Basic Grey, Calypso Coral
    Paper: Basic Grey, Pool Party, Calypso Coral, Gumball Green, More Mustard, Very Vanilla, Newsprint Designer Series Paper
    Accessories: Faceted Buttons, Basic Grey Designer Button, White Baker's Twine, Simply Scored, 1-1/4" Square Punch, Stampin' Dimensionals

    ~ Amanda
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    Sunday, August 26, 2012

    My Hamilton Regional Swaps!


    I took about 55 card front swaps with me to Hamilton last weekend and came home with wonderful inspiration from other demos! Most of my swapping was done in the line up outside the hall waiting for the doors to open, its a great way to pass the time! I do have to say thanks to my friend Jamie for the help creating and making the Gingerbread in a Jar card!

    Supplies: Fall Leaf Thanks
    Stamps: Wonderfall, Teeny Tiny Wishes, En Fracais
    Ink: Island Indigo, Lucky Limeade
    Paper: Island Indigo, Early Espresso, Very Vanilla, Orchard Harvest Designer Series Paper
    Accessories: Very Vanilla 1/8" Taffeta Ribbon, Word Window Punch, Paper Piercing Tool, Festive Paper-Piercing Pack, Stampin' Dimensionals, Big Shot, Autumn Accents Bigz Die, Square Lattice Textured Impressions Embossing Folder

    Supplies: Gingerbread in a Jar
    Stamps: Perfectly Preserved, Scentsational Season, More Merry Messages
    Ink: Gumball Green, Midnight Muse, Early Espresso, Black Stazon
    Paper: Gumball Green, Midnight Muse, Raspberry Ripple, Whisper White, Vellum
    Accessories: Wide Oval Punch, Early Espresso Baker's Twine, Comfort Cafe Designer Fabric, Multipurpose Adhesive sheet, Big Shot, Holiday Collection Framelits, Cannery Set Framelits, Large Scallop Edgelit, Designer Frames Folders

    ~ Amanda
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    Wednesday, August 22, 2012

    Stampin' Up! Hamilton Regional

    I love attending Stampin' Up! events - there is so much energy and creativity! And I always come back with a ton of ideas. Saturday my mom, my downline Lisa and I spent the day with over 350 other demonstrators and a few Stampin' Up! employees. There were also some give aways too! Stampin' Up! is such a wonderful company!


    This was one of the make and takes we did on Saturday. Four note cards and envelopes come packaged together and we made a pretty vellum cover for them all to fit into! Over the next little while I will be sharing more pictures from Hamilton and my swap cards!

    Supplies
    Stamps: Clockworks, One in a Million
    Ink: Baja Breeze, Basic Grey, Calypso Coral, More Mustard
    Paper: Note Cards and Envelopes, Vellum
    Accessories: Calypso Coral Baker's Twine, 1" Circle Punch

    ~ Amanda
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    Tuesday, August 14, 2012

    By the Seashore

    I gave this card to my husband for his birthday. He liked the ripped paper and he said they looked like the rippled sand that we saw on our trip to PEI in June. To create the sand I started with Crumb Cake card stock and ripped a 2.5" wide piece in half, then layered the pieces onto the card front. To make the sand realistic I used the Colour Spritzer tool and a Crumb Cake Stampin' Write Marker. The Pool Party piece is the negative of the Large Scallop Edgelit, distressed with Pool Party Ink Pad and Whisper White Craft ink to highlight the 'waves'.

    Supplies
    Stamps: By the Seashore
    Ink: Versamark, Whisper White, Pool Party
    Paper: Crumb Cake, Sahara Sand, Pool Party
    Accessories: Black Embossing Powder, Stampin' Dimensionals, Colour Spritzer, Large Scallop Edgelits

    ~ Amanda
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    Wednesday, August 08, 2012

    Discontinued Designer Fabric Sale!

    Oh what a treat! Stampin' Up! announced today a wonderful sale on some discontinued desginer fabric, you can buy each package of fabric for only $1.19! But only while supplies last! View them here!
    Item Description Price
    121716Deck the Halls Designer Fabric$1.19
    121715Candy Cane Christmas Designer Fabric$1.19
    121817Springtime Vintage Designer Fabric$1.19
    121818Sweet Stitches Designer Fabric$1.19

    Order online now before they are all gone!
    ~ Amanda
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    My Digital Studio Downloads


    Purchase these new downloads online today. Remember you can try My Digital Studio2 for 30 days for free! Downloads can be used with MDS2 and with other programs.

    ~ Amanda
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    MDS2 FREE 30-day Trial!

    Express yourself and impress your friends when you create projects using MDS2, My Digital Studio’s digital design software.

    With the FREE trial, you’ll get:
    • Full access to the software at NO COST for 30 days.
    • Full design functionality.
    • View content here.
    • Opportunity to purchase additional downloads from designer templates to stamp brush sets--and everything in between.
    • Access to our professional print services.
    Once your trial period expires, simply contact me to purchase the downloadable or disc version (coming soon!) of the software to continue enjoying My Digital Studio. You can purchase the full My Digital Studio2 program online here.

    To download the MDS2 FREE Trial head over here to my online store to begin designing today!

    ~ Amanda
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    Friday, August 03, 2012

    Metalic Poppies

    I used the background stamp Pleasant Poppies and Pewter embossing powder to create this card. Then to highlight the flowers I used Whisper White craft ink (the lighter colour flowers) and Platinum Shimmer Paint, applied with a paint brush. I also used a Night of Navy Stampin' Write Marker to highlight the stems.
    Supplies
    Stamps: Pleasant Poppies, Sincere Salutations
    Ink: Versamark, White Craft Ink, Platinum Shimmer Paint, Night of Navy
    Paper: Night of Navy, Whisper White
    Accessories: Wide Oval Punch, Glue Dots, Whisper White Taffeta Ribbon, Paint brush, Pewter Embossing Powder

    ~ Amanda
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    Wednesday, August 01, 2012

    Happy August 1!

    It`s August! And there is a lot of new Stampin`Up! product and specials released today! I am so excited about My Digital Studio 2 today, I was up at 5:30am this morning - that`s a whole hour earlier than normal!
    If you are interested in learning more you can head over to the MyDigitalStudio.net website to view all the details of the new program that can be downloaded today! There are also videos of the new features so that we all can learn them!

    31% off digital for 31 days!
    August celebrates My Digital Studio2 release with a 31% off digital for 31 days! Get 31% off 31 digital content options and most of our print products for all 31 days in August! Feed your My Digital Studio addiction. With digital goods on sale and the 30-day FREE trial of the software, August is the perfect time for you to enter the digital designing craze and see what it's all about. On sale: print any photobook, board book, swatchbook, individual pages, greeting card, postcard, trifold card, or tag-all for 31% off; AND 30 downloads and 1 content disc for 31% off. View the 31 day of savings online!

    New My Digital Studio Downloads!New downloads from the new 2012 Holiday Catalogue and content from MDS2! View the digital content available in the 2012 Holiday Catalogue here and the new content from MDS2 here!

    2012 Holiday Catalogue!
    Christmas in August with the release of Stampin' Up!'s Holiday Catalogue.
    View this 40 page fantastic Holiday Catalogue here!
    View the awesome products used in the Product Guide here!
    These products will be available for purchase until January 2, 2013.

    Howl-o-ween Project Kit Promotion!

     Join my team during August and you will receive this spooktacular Howl-o-ween project kit FREE (a $75 value). Interested? Head over to get all the details about becoming a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator and contact me!

    ~ Amanda
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