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January 2013

Scrappin' Carnival

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Here's a fun page I made for the Creative Crew Design Team on Splitcoaststampers.com.

You can check out the other fabulous projects made by the Creative Crew Design Team on Splitcoaststampers.com here:

 

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I love carnivals ad fairs and going to the circus is soooo much fun!  The Feeling Sentimental is a perfect stamp set for my page.  It's one of the FREE stamp sets available during Sale-A-Bration - with every $50 you purchase - you get to choose a FREE item.  I have links to the Sale-A-Bration brochure at the bottom of this post.

This is one of the pages my stampers will get to choose from at the next buffet!!!!

February 16th - 9am - 1pm

Join me for a SUPER fun Saturday event - you’ll have 16 cards to choose from and 4 scrapbook pages!!!

*The card buffet includes 8 cards for $18

*There will also be four 12" x 12" scrapbook pages available for you to make

*Each 12 x 12 page will equal 2 cards

*Scrapbookers can make all 4 pages or make a combination of pages & cards

*Mix and match will work this way:  1 page + 6 cards; 2 pages + 4 cards; 3 pages + 2 cards; 4 pages + additional cards @ $1.50 each

Call or email to let me know you’re coming - 720-3139 kelly@astampabove.com

 

You can see some of the cards and pages we’ve made in the past by clicking here:

BUFFET CARDS

BUFFET SCRAPBOOK PAGES

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I'm in love with the new Silver Designer Buttons - they are super flat and add that little something extra.
Do you like my photo corners?  I used the First Edition Designer Series Paper and my 1" Square Punch to make them.
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Stamps:  Everything Eleanor; That’s the Ticket; Feeling Sentimental; You’re Amazing (Winner)  Ink: Rich Razzleberry  Accessories:  Ticket Punch; Apothecary Accent Die; 1” Square Punch; Dimensionals; Silver Designer Buttons; Hemp; Mini Glue Dots; Sponge  Cardstock:  Early Espresso; Crumb Cake; Early Edition DSP; Sycamore Street DSP

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Achesonsiggy


Recipe Book Retirement Gift

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Here is a fabulous gift for a retiring coworker of mine!!!  One of the first tasks at my new job...I was called into a meeting with some coworkers and they asked me for ideas on creating a cookbook with recipes from everyone could contribute to!  WELL - THIS WAS RIGHT UP MY ALLEY!!!  The first thing I thought about was My Digital Studio and how cool it would be to create a hard covered book for one of the women I was taking over for!!!

Everyone was asked to email me a recipe and they could include photos if they wanted.  I went to work right away!  I used my library of digital downloads to choose the Sale-A-Bration designer series paper from last year.  It's fun and whimsical and perfect for this project.

I added ribbons and brads and butterflies to enhance the pages.  I just copied the recipes from my emails and dropped them into my text boxes - it was soooo easy!

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Some people included photos of their recipes...
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And some included photos of themselves so Marlene would remember them!
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And some people submitted photos of Marlene's favorite Chicago Cubs team...and some made fun of the fact that Marlene is a Cubs fan!
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And then there's Vicki - she's my manager - she submitted the photo below - what a hoot!
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Here's the back of Marlene's recipe book - wishing her well in her retirement.
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Here's a cute little video that shares some adorable party favors made with MDS2:
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Here's a video showing some of the fabulous projects you can make to decorate your home:
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Learn more about My Digital Studio (MDS) by clicking on the logo here:
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MDS 2 Free Trial:

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 your demonstrator to purchase the downloadable or disc version of the software to continue enjoying My Digital Studio.


MDS 2: $39.95 US/$49.95 CAN

  • Full software
  • Some functional content including a few punches, card stock, and photo layouts
  • Download (item 130644) or Disc (item 130645)
  • Mac and Windows compatible
  • See included content here

MDS 2+:$79.95 US/$99.95 CAN

  • Full software
  • Over $500 US/$650 CAN of digital content
  • Download (item 130646) or Disc (item 130647)
  • Mac and Windows compatible
  • See included content here.

 

Upgrade to MDS 2:

Already own the original My Digital Studio software? Upgrade to MDS 2 for $19.95 US/$24.95 CAN.

  • Software upgrade
  • Download (item 130650)

 

Check out Printing prices and options here:
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Achesonsiggy

 


Twisted Gift Card for your Sweetheart!

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How fun is this???  Here's another gift card holder that I made....they are so much easier than they look. Please take a moment to go watch my video and see the other Twisted Gift Card Holder I made here:

VIDEO TUTORIAL

I've had so much fun with the die cut heart paper from the More Amore Designer Series Paper pack...that's what I used at the background heart.  All you do is cut them apart - easy peasy - lemon squeezie!!!


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You can find a printable PDF instruction sheet here:

INSTRUCTIONS




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Here's another one I made - only I used the Designer Builder Brads in the center of the heart:

 

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Achesonsiggy


As pretty as a rainbow...

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 Here's a gorgeous card that I changed just a tiny bit - big thanks to Julie Davidson for creating this adorable swap card!!!  I just love that it is a little bit different - it's a tall thin card and the fact that the flower sticks out over the side, really drew my attention.  All my stamp club members in January enjoyed making this one.  I used the fun Sale-A-Bration paper  and button & ribbon pack called Sycamore Street - yours for FREE with a $50 order between now and March 22nd.  My envelope was stamped with one of the greetings from Vintage Verses - also a FREE selection during Sale-a-Bration!

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Details:  Rich Razzleberry card base is 3 x 11 - scored at 5-1/2; Other layers:  Whisper White 2-3/4 x 3; DSP 2-3/4 x 2; Island Indigo 3 x 1/2 Scraps:  Tangerine Tango & Pool Party  Accessories:  Blossom Punch, Butterfly Punch, Sycamore Street Buttons; White Baker's Twine, Mini Glue Dots; Vine Street Embossing Folder

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This just in:

Champagne Glimmer Paper Still Available

January 28, 2013

Though not pictured on the carryover page, Champagne Glimmer Paper (Item 127885) from the 2012 holiday catalog is still available to order. Order yours today!

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Achesonsiggy

 


BEST OF 25 YEARS STAMP SETS

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Stampin' Up! is celebrating their 25th anniversary this year!!!  So they're bringing back some of our favorite stamp images from the last quarter century and combining them into 12 sets, which will release - one set per month - during 2013.  Even better, along with some great classic images, each "BEST OF" set will also include a never-before-seen image!!!
Here's the first one - JANUARY SET - BEST OF BIRTDAYS #132929 (clear mount only) $14.95:
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Check back here every month to see the new "Best of" stamp sets.  All "Best of" stamp sets will be $14.95 and include 3-5 clear mount images.  All of the "Best of" sets will be available until March 31, 2014. 

Get a FREE $14.95 set of your choice when you purchase six "Best of " stamp sets this year.  You will receive a sticker with each set purchased. Collect six stickers and redeem your collector's card for a FREE set. Free sets must be redeemed no later than April 30, 2014.

Download your Collector's Card HERE.

Zzzzzzz
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Achesonsiggy


You Rule Video Tutorial

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It's Sunday Matinee time!!!  I hope you enjoy the tutorial on the NEW Soda Pop Tops and the circle frame.  This is one of the cards that we will be making at the CARD:SCRAP BUFFET on February 16th in Menasha.  I hope you can join us - just pop me an email.

 

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Sit back and watch this quick video - there's some great tips for you:
If you don't see the video screen - you can click here to watch it:  VIDEO
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YOU CAN SEE THE SALE-A-BRATION BROCHURE BY CLICKING HERE:

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Click here to see the NEW Spring Occasions Catalog:

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In addition, check out everything new and on sale - just click on each line:  

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Achesonsiggy


Straw Blowing Technique Card

 

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This was a new technique that Kay Kalthoff shared...my Technique Tuesday stampers had fun making this card and BLOWING reinkers all over!!!

DIRECTIONS:

 

  1.   Put a little bit of tape on the back of your Glossy White layer and place it on a scrap paper or piece of freezer paper
  2.   Start with your lightest color of reinker (Crumb Cake) and apply 3-4 drops
  3.   Blow through your straw to make the ink spread
  4.   Repeat with the next lightest color (More Mustard)
  5.   Drop 4-5 drops of your darkest color (Riding Hood Red) on your layer and use the straw like a butter knife to spread this ink over the entire piece
  6.   Wipe off with a tissue and allow to dry

FUN FUN FUN!!!!

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This stamp set - Feeling Sentimental and the embossing folder - Vine Street are both FREE during Sale-A-Bration!!!!

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Here's a close up of my banner greeting...I like the way it tucks under the flap on the left to reveal a banner when you open the card.

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Here are some of the samples I made while playing with different colors:

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On the card on the right - I used Island Indigo reinker along with the colors listed above...what a different look!

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Feeling Sentimental - clear: 129630...wood:  129627  COST:  FREE

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YOU CAN SEE THE BEAUTIFUL BROCHURE FOR SAB BY CLICKING HERE:

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Click here to see the NEW Spring Occasions Catalog:

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SHOP WITH KELLY

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In addition, check out everything new and on sale - just click on each line:  

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Thanks for stopping by...

Achesonsiggy

 


Sale-A-Bration is HERE!!!

 

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CLICK HERE TO SEE ALL THE FREE PRODUCTS YOU CAN GET:

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Click here to see the NEW Spring Occasions Catalog:

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SHOP WITH KELLY

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In addition, check out everything new and on sale - just click on each line:  

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Thanks for stopping by...

Achesonsiggy

 


Club Cards

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Here's some fun cards for my FREE stamping classes this month!  I still have 2 more classes - Monday night in Menasha & Tuesday night in Oshkosh at 6:30 - just pop me an email if you'd like to join us!

The first one was designed by "yours truly!"  The second one was designed by Julie Davidson (I think) and the third one by Carolee Crabb.  I'm going to focus on the Valentine card for this post and I'll share more photos and details of the other two a little later in the week.

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I love all the fabulous new products in the Spring Catalog - You can click on the link down below to see all of them for yourself.  I used the More Amore DSP for the large red heart - you get two pages of these hearts in Red and Primrose Petals - they are sooo fun!
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Here's a close up of our new flowers and the Needlepoint embossing folder for the "xxx's" are so neat.  I used the Real Red Core'dinations paper and sanded it just a little.
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Here's the cards using both of the die cut hearts that come in the More Amore DSP.  I used Pink Pirouette for my card base and Basic Gray for the border under the strip of DSP on the left.  I stamped with Basic Gray, Real Red and Pool Party inks.  The hearts are from Hearts a Flutter using the matching Framelits.  "Sending A Kiss" is from Petite Pairs.
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Click here to see the NEW Spring Occasions Catalog:

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In addition, check out everything new and on sale - just click on each line:  

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Achesonsiggy


DUDE, You're Welcome - Sunday Video Matinee

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This kit is Stampin' Up!'s latest product for men who need a quick and easy way to tell that special someone they care ...and feel like a man the whole time. Available for purchase on January 14th...THAT'S TOMORROW!!!

 

 

 

Click here to see the NEW Spring Occasions Catalog:

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SHOP WITH KELLY

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In addition, check out everything new and on sale - just click on each line:  

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Thanks for stopping by...

Achesonsiggy