Saturday, August 16, 2014

Quick and beautiful paper flowers

Some easy and quick paper flowers you can make with paper and two punches from Stampin' Up!  
Order in my online store....

3/4" circle punch #119873 ($12.95)

 Blossom Punch #125603  ($16.95)

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Card sketch designs from Paper Craft Crew - are you seeing STARS?

Although I am still on our RV trip heading back, I wanted to share the Paper Craft Crew card sketch designs!  What a fun challenge with stars....Stampin' Up has some wonderful star diecuts and glimmer paper that is perfect, and it's not too early to start making Christmas cards, right?  The Paper Craft Crew design team has come up with some fun card samples using this week's card sketch.

 You can see how versatile stars can be!
Just some things to think about as you play along with us this week
  • You may flip or rotate the card sketch, change or replace the shapes, but please make sure the general layout is recognizable.
  • Share a direct link to your creation, not just your blog, using the InLinkz feature at the end of this post. If InLinkz is down, please add a link with your comment.
  • If you don't have a blog, don't worry!  You can still use inLinkz by linking to your photo posted on a social media site.
  • All members of the Paper Craft Crew Design Team are Stampin' Up! Demonstrators and as such, we LOVE to see a minimum of 3 Stampin' Up! products or stamped images used on your card but don't let that stop you from participating. Whether or not you use Stampin' Up! products on your card, we still want you to participate and know that you are still eligible to be a Featured Artisan.
  • When posting to your blog or other social media, please use keyword PCCCS0105.
  • POSTING END TIME:  If you'd like to be considered as one of our Featured Artisans, please be sure to link your project by Tuesday, August 19th at 11:55 PM EST
  • VOTING:  Voting on submissions starts on Tuesday, August 19th at 11:55 PM EST.  Voting ends on Tuesday, August 26th @ 1:00 PM EST.

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Another creative inspiration idea for you!

Remember in an earlier post I mentioned that if you join with me as a Stampin' Up demonstrator ($99 in my online store) you would get lots of creative inspiration?  Well I wanted to share another great one with you, OK?

It's the MOOD BOARD:  Designers use mood boards to collect and communicate a particular style. They are a visual tool to convey a concept, mood, or feeling. They’re a great way to feel inspired...

Take a look at one of Stampin' Up designers/concept artists' mood board ideas - doesn't it make you want to use pink, coral, and gold together??

"As you can see, our concept art team had a lot of fun creating cards, gift boxes, and home décor based on a mood board. Feel free to use this board as inspiration for something you want to create. And don’t forget to let the world around you be a constant source of inspiration! -- Concept Artists"

You can get any of these products in my Stampin' Up online store.  Or you can conveniently subscribe to the monthly craft kit Paper Pumpkin to be delivered to your home!  And it's on sale!!  

If you haven't tried Paper Pumpkin, now is a great time to sign up--get 50% off your first two months.
Offer Dates: July 16, 2014--September 10, 2014
Offer Details: Use the code HALFOFF2 to join Paper Pumpkin before September 10, 2014, and get 50% off the first two months! After that, keep the creativity coming for only $19.95 + tax per month (shipping included).
 For new subscribers only.
  • Available for month-to-month subscriptions, not prepaid subscriptions.
  • Discount applied to one kit per month for the first two months of a new subscription. After the first two months, the price for each month's kit will go to the regular price: $19.95.
  •  visit to join and put my name in, Mary Noble.
  • Enter the Promo Code, "HALFOFF2" when you sign up. 
  • New subscribers must join by Wednesday, September 10, 2014; 11:50 PM (MT).
  • Keep in mind that unless you cancel, your membership will continue at full price (and full commission) after the first two discounted months.

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Have you missed me?! Still on trip but DIY for you!

Yes I have been MIA....we are still on our RV trip on the east coast and busy, busy, busy!  It is so nice as the weather has been beautiful and green!  You can check out the Stampin' Up current  promos in my online store, but wanted to share a fun DIY with you from Stampin' Up....I'm on a kick with flea market and antiquey type stuff!  I'll try to take a pic of the linens, lace, etc. I got at an antique flea market huge warehouse in Mass.!

DIY: Glass Art
You don’t have to search high and low to find the perfect glassware in just the right colors. A little tinted paint is all it takes.

Breathe new life into old glassware with just a few items: vases or bottles, acrylic paint, and Classic Stampin’ ink. (If you don’t have old glassware, thrift shops and yard sales usually sell glassware for next to nothing!) 

  • Before you begin, wash your vase and let it dry completely.
  • Mix white acrylic paint with Classic Stampin’ ink. (Cheap acrylic paint will work fine.) The amount of ink you use will depend on how bold you want the color to be. We used four parts paint to one part ink.
  • Pour the tinted paint into the clean vase and slowly roll it around until the inside is completely coated. Turn the vase upside-down for about five minutes so the rest of the paint can drip out.
  • To dry the vase quickly, place it in a cold oven and turn the heat to 325 degrees F/162 degrees C. Bake it for 10 minutes and then turn the heat off and let the vase cool in the oven so it doesn’t crack. You can also let the vase air dry, but that may take a while.
The paint is not waterproof, so make sure you don’t fill the vase with water. But that opens you up to lots of creative options. You can create Designer Series Paper flowers, like we did, that coordinate with the gorgeous, glossy finish of the vase. Make one vase or create an entire set—it’s an inexpensive and easy way to refresh your décor with the Stampin’ Up! colors you love.    

Painted Glassware
Lucky Limeade Cardstock; First Edition Specialty Designer Series Paper; Melon Mambo, Pool Party, and Summer Starfruit Classic Stampin’ Ink Refills; Blossom Petals and 2-3/8" Scallop Circle Punches; white acrylic paint; glassware; floral wire

If want more tutorials like this, join as a demonstrator with me at Stampin' Up for only $99 and I promise you will get lots more to inspire you!!

Friday, July 4, 2014

Stampin' Up reversible designer paper - buy 3 and get 1 free!

Happy Fourth of July!!

During the entire month of July, when you purchase three Stampin' Up Designer Series Paper packs, you will get one FREE!  That's like getting $10.95 off your purchase AND receiving an extra FREE DSP!  Since the paper is reversible, they are super fun and can be mixed and matched!  In each set, you get 12 sheets: 2 ea. of 6 double-sided designs. 12" x 12". Acid free, lignin free.

Here are the DSP that this promotion applies to - you can see pics of them in my online store:
  • Flowerpot - #133698
  • Flashback - #133699
  • Sweet Taffy - #133693
  • Confetti Celebration - #133692
  • Park Lane - #133694
  • Maritime - #133696
  • Lullaby - #133695
  • Back to Black - #133700 
  • There is no limit to the number of free Designer Series Paper packs you can receive.  For each three purchased, you will receive one free.  You can order them online in my online store (see side of my blog for the store)
 To get your free DSP, enter it in your order separately from the three packs you are paying for.  For example, if you want four packs of the same type of paper, put in the three you are paying for and enter the fourth as a separate item.  
  • Promotion Dates:  July 1 - 31, 2014 
These items don't qualify for the offer:
  • Designer Series Paper Stacks
  • Specialty Designer Series Paper  

The hardest thing will be to decide which 4 of the designer papers you want, right?!  lol

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Alcohol ink markers Blendabilities now available from Stampin' Up!

You can start purchasing alcohol ink Blendabilities Markers and accessories today! 
I know many of you are excited to try out these markers by Stampin' Up.  Below are the items that are now available:
Blendabilities Markers:
  • Cherry Cobbler (item #130995)  $11.95 set of 3 markers
  • Coastal Cabana (item #131000)
  • Daffodil Delight (item #130998)
  • Old Olive (item #130999)
  • Pumpkin Pie (item #130997)
  • Rich Razzleberry (item #131003)
  • Skin Tone Assortment (item #129370)
  • 6 additional colors will be available beginning Aug. 1!
 These markers are two sided- that is, you get both a brush tip and a writing tip in the same barrel.  So you can get a nice variety of lines, too. The barrels are squared so that they don’t roll off your table. There is a photo illustration showing you which nib is which. The caps fit VERY tightly!  Since they are alcohol inks, you can use them on non-paper, such as buttons, metal, glass, plastic/acrylic!

In addition, the following accessories will also be available:
  • Memento Ink Pad (item #132708)
  • Memento Ink Refill (item #133456)
  • Color Lifter (item #129369)
You actually get 3 markers in various shades of the above colors (light, medium, dark).  

You can contact me and I will be happy to place an order for you OR you can order in my online Stampin' Up store (button for store on side of blog).


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