Friday, June 28, 2013

Weekly card sketch challenge with Paper Craft Crew #48!


http://www.papercraftcrew.com/2013/06/26/pcccs-48-card-sketch/

Time for the weekly card sketch design challenge with Paper Craft Crew #48!  My digital card uses the new Stampin' Up color, coastal cabana and burnt brown sugar.  Yummy, it got me going to make peanut butter chocolate chip cookies late last night! 


Here are the great cards with some pretty color combinations from the design team:








You can design your card using this week's sketch and submit it - here's how you can join us:
  • 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 Facebook or a similar social media site.
  • The Paper Craft Crew Design Team are Stampin' Up! Demonstrators and as such, we would like to see a minimum of 2 Stampin' Up! products or stamped images used on your card but don't let that stop you from participating.
  • Only those individuals that have at least 2 Stampin' Up! products or stamped images are eligible for any blog candy that may be offered along with being a "featured participant."
  • When uploading to online galleries, please use keyword PCCCS048.
  • 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, July 2, 2013 at 11:55 PM EST
  • VOTING:  Voting on submissions starts on Tuesday, July 2, 2013 at 11:55PM EST.  Voting ends on Friday, July 5, 2013 at 12:00 NOON EST.
http://www.papercraftcrew.com/2013/06/26/pcccs-48-card-sketch/

If you like creating cards, Stampin' Up has a new program until July 15th where you can design a new stamp set, help choose new stamp sets, and maybe even win some fabulous prizes.  Here is more info about the In With You program, and if you want to know more, let me know and I will be glad to help you!

The In with You program is currently open to anyone (demonstrators, customers, etc.) in the United States and Canada, including District of Columbia, APO/FPO, and Puerto Rico, but not Qu├ębec. Once you join our In with You online community, you can submit your original artwork for stamp set challenges, vote and comment on other people's submissions, earn badges, and interact with others in the community. One or more stamp sets from among the top-voted submissions in each challenge will be produced and sold...Plus there are fabulous prizes for top designs.
     The first challenge:  Contest dates: June 17-July 15, 2013. Submit ideas early so you have plenty of time to gather support for your work (you know-get your friends to vote for your design).
     Contest theme: Monsters, Zombies, Creatures with Horns. Looking for the best monster images for cards, scrapbook pages, and other craft projects. Show your best hair-raising, spine-chilling, terrifying creatures. Or maybe you're more comfortable with monsters and creatures in the cute category; submit five to ten images of your original artwork.
     Prizes*:  1st place: $200 us/$200 can · 
                   2nd place: $150 us/$150 can · 
                  3rd place: $100 us/$100 can*Winners determined by number of votes.  Your images may be the next great stamp set! For more information, submission guidelines, terms and conditions, and to participate, go to http://inwithyou.ideascale.com.

 http://www.papercraftcrew.com/2013/06/26/pcccs-48-card-sketch/

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Fun new items at Stampin' Up!


 I just had to share a few of the creative and inspiring projects that are now available in my Stampin' Up store, in the newest catalog, and digital software program downloads!


 I am loving the gingham, chevrons, and quatrefoils designs!


You can get simple stamping and crafting items, or you can get whole kits that you customize for your event - whoo hoo - parties, invites, etc. you can design right on your own computer and print off!
 






Try out the digital design software program, My Digital Studio, for 30 days free!
I can help you plan your party or get-together with your friends - or if you are in my area, you can book a party with me at your place or mine.  Try my monthly card classes to see what it's all about - contact me!


Friday, June 21, 2013

Paper Craft Crew card design challenge #47




http://www.papercraftcrew.com/2013/06/19/pcccs-47-card-sketch/

It's that time of the week - for a card design challenge #47 with Paper Craft Crew!  Above is the card sketch #47 and below are cards from the design team.








http://www.papercraftcrew.com/2013/06/19/pcccs-47-card-sketch/

You can  play along with us this week - use the above link to submit your card!
  • 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, June 25, 2013 at 11:55 PM EST
  • VOTING:  Voting on submissions starts on Tuesday, June 25, 2013 at 11:56 PM EST.  Voting ends on Friday, June 28, 2013 at NOON EST.
 
http://www.papercraftcrew.com/2013/06/19/pcccs-47-card-sketch/ 

Thursday, June 20, 2013

Windmill card and Stampin' Up current/retired items

Like many other people who like Stampin' Up, it's always a little sad to see some of the things that retire...good thing there are always lots of new, fun items that come out right after the retiring lists get posted!  One color I loved that is now retired is bashful blue, so I had quite a bit of it and thought I would use it the cardstock, the retired Not quite navy cardstock, and some retired Stampin' Up designer paper.  Sometimes there are non-Stampin' Up items you just have to get and this windmill die and embossing folder were some of them - they just fit the clog dancing I started up last year...although we don't actually wear the dutch wooden clogging shoes; that's a different, but similar type of clog dancing.  The clog dancing I have been doing started in the Appalachians, and buck dancing and flatfooting are variations of it.  

The hardest part of this diecut was poking out all those little holes in the fins of the windmill!  I used a retired Stampin' Up brad and popped the windmill up with dimensionals.  Do  you want to see the rest of the card?  Here it is:

I put the diecut windmill over the top of the windmill that was on this embossing folder!  Doesn't the retired Stampin' Up filligree frad look pretty on the windmill?  The glittery paper is non-Stampin' Up and I wasn't sure the embossing folder would take out well with this glittery paper.  I do like shiny and glittery things!  Here are a  couple different angles where you can see the glitter.



I used the current Stampin' Up mini-flowers punch and pearls down in the corner.  Little flowers and pearls add a great touch to projects, don't they?  I think the Stampin' Up pearls adhere so well too; I have never had them fall off, like some other pearls do. 
 

We will be making this card in the community stamping club I belong to, but I know this card's ideas could easily be used to make it with all current Stampin' Up items and a few changes.  Stampin' Up now has lots of colors in the coredinations paper that can be embossed and then sanded to bring out the raised edges and you could dab glitter or illuminate ink on it...hmmm, will have to try that soon!


I would be glad to help you with planning a card similar to this with current Stampin' Up items that you could order from me or have a private cardmaking class with some of friends and you might even get some free products as the hostess!
Send me an email or give me a call if you are interested, OK?

Friday, June 14, 2013

Paper Craft Crew card sketch and theme #46




Welcome to Card Sketch #46 with the Paper Craft Crew.  We look forward to seeing your creations this week.  We've also added a second theme this week celebrating Patriotism.   
The Paper Craft Crew design team has come up with some fun card samples using this week's card sketch. There are lots of new Stampin' Up items used on these cards!
 http://www.papercraftcrew.com/2013/06/12/pcccs-46-card-sketch/

 
 
 


http://www.papercraftcrew.com/2013/06/12/pcccs-46-card-sketch/

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 Facebook or a similar social media site.
  • The Paper Craft Crew Design Team are Stampin' Up! Demonstrators and as such, we would like to see a minimum of 2 Stampin' Up! products or stamped images used on your card but don't let that stop you from participating.
  • Only those individuals that have at least 2 Stampin' Up! products or stamped images are eligible for any blog candy that may be offered along with being a "featured participant."
  • When uploading to online galleries, please use keyword PCCCS046.
  • 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, June 18, 2013 at 11:59 PM EST
  • VOTING:  Voting on submissions starts on Tuesday, June 18, 2013 at 11:59 PM EST.  Voting ends on Friday, June 21, 2013 at 12:00 NOON EST.

 http://www.papercraftcrew.com/2013/06/12/pcccs-46-card-sketch/

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Phantom of the Opera - Lindsey Stirling


This young lady is an awesome violinist and this is a super creative video!  Now I want to get more of her stuff and see her in concert!

Projects with new Stampin' Up items!


Just had to share some of the wonderful projects that can be made with new Stampin' Up items!
I am loving the washi tape, quatrefoils, and soft new "in colors!"
 






 


If you want to know how to make any of these projects and/or place an order, let me know, OK?


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