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October 2010

Grid Technique Card


I was busy today preparing for my Technique Class on Wednesday...and this is one of the techniques we'll be learning.  The photo really doesn't do it justice!  I sprayed the card with Gold Shimmer Paint and the sparkle is sooooooooo pretty!


Here's how I did it...take a piece of cardstock (mine is 3 x 4) and place it in your paper cutter, angled like shown below, up to the 1/2" mark and score.

I drew lines on the one shown below so you can see them - just keep moving your cardstock over a 1/2" at a time and scoring your lines.  Make sure you keep your score lines lined up with the lines on your paper cutter - shown by the arrows below.

Turn your cardstock the opposite way and keep scoring - like shown below - again, keeping the score lines lined up with the lines on paper cutter - shown by the arrows.

Here's the layer - ready for stamping! I sponged in with ink to help show the grid lines.

And WAAA LAAA!  Stamp your images, sponge the edges, put your card together and mist it with Gold Shimmer Mist!!!


Shimmer Paint Mist: Use a hand sanitizer fine mist bottle (or any fine mist bottle) filled with rubbing alcohol.  The hand sanitizer is .25 fl oz.  Add 6-7 drops of shimmer paint.  Shake and mist your card from about 15”.

Ingredients - Stamps: Just Believe, En Francais Background Stamp  Ink: Rich Razzleberry, Soft Suede, Old Olive  Accessories: Sponge, Scallop Trim Border Punch, Fiscars Paper Cutter with Scoring Blade, Blocks C, I, H, G, Shimmer Paint Mist, Dimensionals   Cardstock: Soft Suede Base, Rich Razzleberry     3 1/4 x 4 1/4, Whisper White 3 x 4 1/8; Scraps:  Whisper White

Here's some of the products used for this card:

Just Believe #116948 Wood Mount $33.95 - #120453 Clear Mount $25.95

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If you'd like to order any of these products - you can go shopping right now!


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October Contest Winner!


Each month I host a card contest for my downline....this month Nikki Rueth of Loyal was the winner!  Congratulations Nikki!  She gets to choose Stampin' Up! merchandise of $25 for FREE!!!!

Here's Nikki's adorable card - we actually used this one for our Holiday Stamp Class in Neillsvile earlier this month.

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Stamp Set: A Cute Christmas
Cardstock: Blushing Bride, Baja Breeze, Whisper White
Ink: Baja Breeze, Basic Black
Accessories: Northern Flury Embossing Folder, Blushing Bride Ribbon, Candy Cane Christmas DSP, Scallop Duo Die, 1 1/4" Square Punch, 1 3/8" Square Punch, Blushing Bride Marker, Baja Breeze Marker, Two Way Glue Pen, Dazzling Diamonds, Dimensionals
Dimensions - Bride: 8 1/2" x 5 1/2"; Whisper White: 4 1/8" x 5 3/8"; Baja Breeze: 4" x 5 1/4"; DSP : 2" x 2" (Die Cut), Blushing Bride Ribbon: 12"

Here are some of the items Nikki used to make her card:

A Cute Christmas #120825 $29.95 Wood Mount or #121133 Clear Mount $18.95

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Candy Cane Christmas Specialty Deisgner Series Paper #120809 $11.95
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Fall Splendor!

I was looking through my photo gallery when I came across these Fall Splendor cards....I love fall - it runs a close second behind summer for me!

Both of these cards are from the display boards at convention...aren't they beautiful? They use the Fall Splendor stamp of my favorites...


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Silky Flower Video!!!


Can you say CHRISTMAS GIFTS???  These are fabulous for all ages! It was one of the projects at my Stamp Camp over the weekend...and I have to tell you - THEY WERE A HIT!

I've made a video to show you how to make them!!!


Here are some more daughter Hailey loves wearing these in her hair!!!  And meet the newest addition to our family - Snookie!  Do you LOVE those blue eyes???



If you want to make your Silky Flower two different colors - you can order two kits and mix and match!



If you'd like to order a kit - I have 12 colors to choose from.

UPDATE 1/17/11:  These colors are no longer available:  Pale Pink, Olive, Red, Cream - I have added Rich Razzleberry!!!!


Kits are $5 for 1, $7.50 for 2, $10.00 for 3 - you can order as many as you want! Shipping is $2 - no matter how many you order!  Your kit will include all the fabric circles, a brad for the middle, felt backing and pin to make a Silky Flower.

You can order your kits here - please list your color preference in the box provided - if you don't list a color - I will choose them for you:


Kit Quantity
Color Choice?

Watch for the video on how I made the gift box too - coming to your home theater soon!

Here are the main products I used:

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Fun Snowflake Card


Here's a classic colored Christmas card - I love the bright colors and the 3-D effect of the ornament!  And of course, this just folds down when you put it in your envelope.  This is one of the projects from the Holiday Extravaganza on Saturday.

To make the ornament - just stamp it twice, fold it in half and adhere it together on one half.  Add snail to the other half to adhere it to your card front - a fun element for any card!  Add those rhinestone jewels for a little BLING - you know how I LOVE bling!



Stamps Tags Til Christmas; Seasonal Sentiments Ink Real Red Accessories Mini Glue Dots, Real Red Satin Ribbon (5”), Ornament Punch, Rhinestone Jewels, Snowflake Punch, Elegant Lines Folder, Big Shot, Real Red & Old Olive Markers

Cardstock: Old Olive Base; 3 @ 1 1/2 x 1 1/2 Real Red 4 1/4 x 3 -Whisper White 4 x 5 1/4; 4 1/2 x 3 1/4; 3 @ 1 5/8 x 1 5/8


Tags Til Christmas $30.95  #120847 (Wood Mount) $22.95 121169(Clear Mount)

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119277 Elegant Lines Embossing Folder $7.95
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Stamp Camp Fun!!!

Can we say FUN???  We had a BLAST today at the Holiday Extravaganza stamp camp in Menasha!!!  I couldn't put on these big events without a lot of help...HUGE thanks to Rachael, Donna & Cathy!!!  You guys are the BEST!

We had fun, food, stamping and door prizes!!!  Caitlyn chose a cocoa kit so she could make some more when she got home...Donna was one of the big winners in the drawing for everyone that brought a snack to share...she won an exclusive Level 1 Hostess stamp set, buttons and vintage tags!  Katie was sporting her NEW hair clip - she made it today - herself!

Here are all the projects that everyone enjoyed making!  Some are originals and some are ideas I received in swaps - sharing is priceless in our little world of stamping!  I'll be posting more detailed photos of the projects in the next few days.

We ate tons of snacks, went through tons of cardstock and embellishments and had tons of laughs - thanks to all that attended!  If you missed this one - I hope you can make the next one!

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Big Shot Giveaway Winner!!!

Remember back in September - I was giving away a Big Shot???

You can see that GIVEAWAY here...

The winner was Kathleen Bryson of Oshkosh, Wisconsin!!!!

Kathleen already had a Big Shot - so she choose $100 in Stampin' Up! product instead...I asked Kathleen to send me a photo of her and her winnings when she received them....

So here she is with her new toys!!!

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Kathleen made some great choices...Dasher is an all-time favorite!  I used that little deer alot last year.  Here are some samples using Dasher from our display boards at convention:


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Adorable Cocoa Kit


How fun is this???  If you're comimg to the Holiday Extravaganza stamping event on Saturday - this cutie will be yours!!!  The Fancy Favor Box can be used for so many different I've cut 3/4" off the top (because I needed my box to be a little shorter) and made a cocoa kit!  Just happened to have ordered 100 of those little test tubes from a fellow demo...and I think they are adorable here.  I love to make up little kits like this to slide gift cards into - it's so much more fun than just a gift card holder!!!


I think the Glass Glitter really added some pizzaz to my snowman.  I applied Tombo Liquid Glue (#110755 $3.95) to the edge of the 1 3/4" snowman circle and then spinkled it with Silver Glass Glitter - ooo la la!  The Brushed Silver 2 3/8" XL Scalloped Circle is the perfect backdrop for this project.  OH - and lets not forget that Tinsel bow....adds that BLING that I love so much!  It's got wire in it - so it'll hold its shape too!

And how about the little touch to the top of my cocoa test tubes - I used the 3/4" Circle Punch to punch out the snowman and tied 1/8" Marina Mist Taffeta ribbon around each one.


Here are some of the products used to make this kit:

#115965 Fancy Favor Box Die $39.95

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#120847 (Wood $30.95 Clear $22.95) Tags Til Christmas

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I have 3 openings for Saturday at noon - if you'd like to attend, please contact me right away! You'll be making 6 cards, a fabric broach and this cute cocoa kit!!!  You'll also receive a coupon good towards your order on Saturday!!!

If you'd like to order any of these products - you can go shopping right now!


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Fall Harvest!!!



Join me and stock up on Fall cards, perfect for all occasions!  We’ll have Thank You, Sympathy, Birthday, Thanksgiving and I’ll bring other word sets so you can make exactly what you need!


You’ll get to make all these next Wednesday…remember Hobby Lobby is remodeling right now – so we will be meeting at the 1st English Lutheran Church on Minnesota St in Oshkosh.

TIME:  10 AM or 6 PM

DATE:  Wednesday, October 27th

COST:  $15

 Please bring your scissors and adhesive.  


 If you'd just like to know all the details about these cards so you can make them at home?  You can order the project planner for $3.95 - it includes all the ingredients, photos and dimensions too!

Just call or email before October 26th to register!

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My Digital Studio!!!

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The My Digital Studio version 1.0.5 update is now available. With this latest update, you will receive functionality upgrades as well as access to seven new professional print output products--including a trifold card, a journal, a 5.5" x 6.5" calendar with easel, and four postcards.

It is important that you have the most recent version of the My Digital Studio software prior to installing the Professional Print Product Update.

Updating your software:

  • If you have installed the initial update (version 1.0.1), simply click "Help" and select "Check for Updates" in the My Digital Studio software. The update will be performed automatically.
  • If you have not completed the initial update, download the My Digital Studio update for a PC (version 1.0.1), or download the My Digital Studio update for a Mac (version 1.0.1). Then, complete the steps listed above to get the most recent update.
  • Please note: once you download and install the update, your My Digital Studio software will display as My Digital Studio "" in the About My Digital Studio screen under the Help menu.

Along with these great additional project options, nearly all of our current professional print products have been permanently reduced approximately 15-60 percent--just in time for all your holiday printing needs! Click here to see the updated pricing!


My Digital Studio Professional Print Price Reduction Starts Today!

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Beginning today, most My Digital Studio professional print products will be available at approximately 15-60 percent off regular retail prices. And the good news doesn't end there! Our discounted print product prices are Stampin' Up!'s permanent gift to you--and won't disappear with the tinsel, ornaments, and gingerbread at the end of the holiday season! See the complete list below and begin creating your handmade holiday projects today! 

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Think, too, about how you can maximize your year-end earnings by incorporating My Digital Studio professional print product samples in your holiday workshops and events! Using our professional print bargain prices as a sweet sales booster could be just what you need to make your year-end sales merry and bright!

HOLY COW!!!  I LOVE MDS - here are a few samples that I've posted in the past HERE

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If you'd like to order any of these products - you can go shopping right now!


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