Monthly Archives: August 2013

Mosaic Maddness-Guest Designer

2013_08_21Sherry_RiderIMAG0201423 I always tell my friends and customers if I get a card in the mail or if they want to be featured on my blog, the card or project must use mostly Stampin Up products.  Today’s card is just that, my friend and customer, Sherry Rider made a birthday card for her daughter and she used mostly Stampin Up products.  The card features the Mosaic Maddness stampset #130249 and the coordinating Mosaic Punch #131267.  Remember if you bundle the Mosaic stamp and punch you will save 15% (wood bundle #132734,clear bundle #132733).  Sherry also took advantage of the Chalk Talk bundle (wood #132731, clear #132730) to stamp the Big day sentiment from the Chalk talk stamp set #130634 and then cut it with the coordinating Chalk Talk framelits #129983 and she finished the card with Cherry cobbler Bakers twine #123125. 

If you want me to feature your card on my blog be sure to email me a jpeg pix to cathymorgan@wideopenwest.com

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Summer Vacation- MDS style

It’s Tuesday so that marks another  Digital Download day. Be sure to check out  the  newest downloads  for MDS available on the Stampin Up site.

2013_08_20mwwlife_2_2_2-017Today’s layout is perfect timing to do a summer vacation page.  Although my MDS layout is from a vacation in the 1950’s in my mother-in laws book I made her for a tribute to her 80th birthday, the layout is fresh enough to be used on current summer vacation pages.

Stampin Ups My Digital Studio, MDS, is a fun way to do digital scrapbooking and the finished projects using Stampin Ups printing service turn out picture perfect every time.

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Yippee Skippee! It’s a rainbow

2013_08_19DSCI0364It is back to school day for the kids in Pickerington Local Schools and it is bittersweet for me because my son is a senior so it will be his last first day of school (college does not count). However, I am sure there are plenty of mom and dad’s doing the happy dance and shouting Yippee Skippee the kids are back to school and on a schedule.

Today’s post is a double  card post.  The cards are basically the same except the first one has flowered buttons that add to the cost of the postage and the second is a “mailable” version using flower punches instead of buttons. Both cards are super easy and fun to make using Cammies favorite stamp set from the Stampin Up annual catalog, Gorgeous Grunge#130517.  She stamped the striped image in a rainbow of colors  and then added the coordinating flower buttons (no longer available) or flowers punched from cardstock using  the itty bitty flower punch (no longer available).  Cammie finished the card with a sentiment from the  Yippee-Skippee! stampset #131344.

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Witches Brew DSP

2013_08_18IMG_3597For today’s card I used mostly all new products from the Stampin Up Holiday catalog.  The background paper and the Black paper strip are  from the Witches Brew DSP #132185.  The orange chevron strip is actually a piece of coordinating Witches Brew Washi Tape #132156.  The sentiment is stamped using the Tags 4 You #131823 and then punched using the coordinating label bracket punch #132153. I finished the card with a bow tied from black taffeta ribbon.

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Best of Halloween

2013_08_17DSCI0428As part of Stampin Up’s 25th anniversary celebration, they have been bringing back some of their favorite stamp images from the past 1/4 century and combining them into 12 sets – one per month during 2013.  Even better, along with some great classic images, each “Best of”   set will also include a never-before-seen image! This months set is the Best of Halloween #134381 . All Best of sets are available thru March 2014.

For today’s card Cammie used the witches hat from the  Best of Halloween and randomly stamped the hat and then cut it into panels and matted it on Razzleberry cardstock and then on the pumpkin pie cardstock embossed with the spider web folder. Below are the images in the Best of Halloween set.

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One in a million Quatrefancy

2013_08_18IMG_3366 The Quatrefancy Specialty DSP #130141 from the Stampin Up annual catalog is the background paper for todays card.  I layered a daffodil label from the Apothecary Labels framelits #127003 and a whisper white label from the apothecary label framelits that I stamped using the One in a Million #126382 stampset.  I finished the card with banners from the Hostess Banner Greetings stampset #129714.  I stamped the banner on the back of  DSP and cardstock so I could easily cut out the same size banners.

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New Product Alert

2013_08_15IMG_3582 The Stampin Up Holiday catalog is full of lots of new and fun products for Halloween, Christmas, and Thanksgiving .  The holiday catalog can serve as your guide to holiday happiness and get you in the festive spirit.  Each of the 3 sisters picked their top 3 favorites from the Holiday catalog

Cammies picks include the new Stylish Stripes Folder #132174, Pretty Print Folder #132175 and Frosted Finishes embellishments#132150.

Blair’s picks include the Color Me Christmas stampset #131745, the Mini Muslin Bags #132180 and the Decorative Window Box #132146.

My favorite picks includes the Festive Flurry Framelits bundle #133285, the Gift BigZ Bow die #129977 and he Witches Brew DSP #132185.

Todays card is one that I made using mostly new holiday catalog.  The background is the Winter Frost DSP paper stack #132183. Next layer is the pool party card textured with Stylish Stripes Folder #132174 and then a whisper white square textured with the Petals a Plenty folder #118624.  I then used the Silver Metallic encore ink #132142 to stamp the Festive Flurry stamps #131781 and cut out using the coordinating Framelits #132193. If you love the Festive Flurry stamps and Framelits be sure to purchase them as a bundle #1133285 and save 15%. I finished the card with the fabulous silver 1/8″ ribbon.

Once you look through the holiday catalog leave a comment on the blog for your favorite product.

 

 

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Butterfly Collection CASE

2013_08_14DSCI0366 The Stampin Up catalogs are full of wonderful samples so when we get an artistic block or need something quickly we find ourselves thumbing through the catalog for inspiration.  Today’s card is no exception.  Cammie used the card on page 90 as her inspiration to CASE (Copy And Steal Everything) the card and make it her own!  The card uses the Butterfly Collection #130112 wheel and the coordinating Bitty Butterfly punch #129406.

So next time you are in a design slump or short on time, pull out your  Stampin Up annual catalog and find some inspiration.  Just for fun if you make a card based on your Stampin Up inspiration, email me the finished card or project and I will be sure to post it on the blog.

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Punch Happy over MDS

2013_08_13mwwlife_2_2_2-014It’s Tuesday so that marks another  Digital Download day. Be sure to check out  the  newest downloads  for MDS available on the Stampin Up site.

Today’s page is another page in the digital photo book I made for my Mother- In-Laws 80th birthday. To create this page, I went punch happy with this layout.  Even the large photo mat was a punch that I supersized the punch and then added the photos.  Scrapbooking is so much fun using MDS except you don’t get to touch and feel the textures of the ribbons.

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Swipe Out

2013_08_12DSCI02332013_08_12DSCI0234 Today’s cards are the same concept because Cammie wanted to use her powders that she purchased a year ago – Pumpkin pie #123106 and Tempting Turquoise #122950.  She swiped versa mark in 2 directions directly on the whisper white and then embossed them in turquoise and pumpkin pie.  The oval was stamped using the Oh, Hello #130733 stampset and then cut using the Ovals Framelits collection #129381.  She added a sentiment and created a quick card.

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