Friday, March 22, 2013

Final Day of Sale-a-Bration! {Project Retrospective}

On this, the last day to receive Sale-a-Bration freebies with each $50 merchandise order, I thought I'd post a retrospective of a collection of projects made with my fun *free* things...

{Petite Curly Label Punch and Pretty Petites stamp set}

{Sycamore Street Ribbon and Buttons Pack}

{Madison Avenue stamp set and Vine Street TIEF}

{Sycamore Street DSP, Sycamore Street Ribbon and Buttons Pack and Madison Avenue stamp set}

{Madison Avenue stamp set and Vine Street TIEF}

{Bloomin' Marvelous stamp set}

{Madison Avenue stamp set and Sycamore Street DSP}
{MOJO279 Winner!}

{Bloomin' Marvelous stamp set and Sycamore Street Ribbon and Buttons Pack}
{365 Cards Spotlight Designer for Day 69!}

{Bloomin' Marvelous stamp set}

 {Vintage Verses stamp set}

 {Vine Street TIEF and Sycamore Street DSP}

{Madison Avenue stamp set and Sycamore Street DSP}

{Sycamore Street DSP}

{Sycamore Street DSP and Sycamore Street Ribbon and Buttons Pack}

{Sycamore Street DSP, Vintage Verses stamp set}

{Sycamore Street DSP, Patterned Occasions stamp set}

Your last opportunity to order is *TODAY* by 11:50 PM.  Please contact me and I can guide you through the quick and easy process...

{Studio Spotlight}: Sale-a-Bration's Sycamore Street Designer Series Paper, Project #6

A couple of weeks ago, I got to sponsor one of my favorite challenge blogs out there, 365 Cards.  I've been playing for years and really feel that the team there has stretched me and made me a better stamper.  Super sketches, awesome color schemes and lots of creative challenges have provided immeasurable inspiration.  I have a gift certificate for the winner of the sketch challenge for the week I was sponsoring and here's what it comes in...

The fabulous Sycamore Street DSP (Sale-a-Bration *FREEBIE*) comes in handy with my Scallop Envelope Bigz die.  It also makes a fun backdrop for the "4 you" tag.  That Summer Starfruit contrasts beautifully with the Rich Razzleberry and Pool Party.

Another fun Sale-a-Bration freebie is the Patterned Occasions stamp set (I used the blue jeans and sentiment here).  So fun and versatile!

{Here} is another Sale-a-Bration freebie post, all about the stamp set Bloomin' Marvelous.  If you're interested in Sycamore Street and the fun DSP and ribbons and buttons, click for {Project #5}, {Project #4}, {Project #3}, {Project #2}, and {Project #1}.

Sale-a-Bration ends at 11:59 PM  on March 22, so get your order in by then if you're wishing for one of these freebies!

Stampin' Up! Supplies:

Stamps:  Patterned Occasions SALE-A-BRATION (129621), Tiny Tags (W118091, C118592)

Papers:  Sycamore Street DSP SALE-A-BRATION (127540), Sahara Sand (121043), Summer Starfruit (126839), Rich Razzleberry (115316), and Whisper White (100730) Card Stocks

Inks:  Pool Party (126982), Tangerine Tango (126946) and Rich Razzleberry (126950) Classics

Accessories:  Decorative Label (120907), Jewelry Tag (117190), XL Oval (119859), and 7/8-inch Scallop Circle (129404) Punches, Scallop Envelope Bigz die (113462), Big Shot (113439), Stampin' Dimensionals (104430) and Rhinestone Basic Jewels (119246)  

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

{Studio Spotlight}: Bloomin' Marvelous Stamp Set, Projects #1-4

The first day of spring is upon us!  You wouldn't know that, here in the Pacific Northwest (with the buckets of rain pouring as I type this), save for the daffodils poking up and the birds singing in the pre-dawn light.  That's the good news.

The bad news is that Sale-a-Bration is in its final three days.  It's all over on March 22.  That means we have three days (counting today) to make and submit those final orders to receive the lovely benefits.  

The benefit in the Studio Spotlight this morning is the Bloomin' Marvelous stamp set.  It can be yours for free with a $50 merchandise purchase (if made before the end of the day on March 22).

This project won at 365 Cards; I'm a Spotlight Designer for Day 69!  Woot!

The ribbon in this project is also a Sale-a-Bration freebie:  Sycamore Street Ribbon and Buttons Pack.  More projects {here} and {here}

This project includes the Vine Street TIEF (Textured Impressions Embossing Folder), yours for free with a $50 merchandise purchase!
Another project with it {here}

You can contact me by email or phone with questions or to order or if you prefer to fly solo, feel free to just click on the "Shop" button in the upper left corner.

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

{Studio Spotlight}: Sycamore Street Designer Series Paper, Project #5

Today's Studio Spotlight is on a card I made for my dear friend's birthday next week.  I've been anxious to use the chalkboard technique and it worked well with this stamp from the Sale-a-Bration freebies, Vintage Verses.  In case you're new to the Studio, Sale-a-Bration only lasts until March 22, so the time to order is upon us.  With every $50 in merchandise, you can choose from a lovely array of products.

Two more freebies are featured here: the Designer Series Paper is another lovely pattern from the Sycamore Street DSP pack and the lovely Island Indigo ribbon comes from the Sycamore Street Ribbon and Button Pack.  Each of these can be yours for free!

(please forgive this fuzzy photo!)

The chalkboard effect is created by heat embossing the image (I used Whisper White Craft Ink and Clear Stampin' Emboss Powder) and then sponging the card stock (*very* sparingly) with Whisper White Card Stock to give the chalkboard that "just erased" look.

The sweet scallops were punched using the 1-1/4-inch Scallop Punch, found in the Spring Catalog (need a copy?  Give me a shout!).  I used a piece of "sueded" Island Indigo for texture.  Here's a {link} to an oldie (but goodie) from my video archives about distressing techniques.

Rhinestone Basic Jewels finish off the look...

Stampin' Up! Supplies:

Stamps:  Vintage Verses (W129633, C129636)

Papers:  Sycamore Street DSP (127540), Island Indigo (122923), Summer Starfruit (126839), Basic Black (121045) and Whisper White (100730) Card Stocks

Inks:  Whisper White Craft (101731)

Accessories:  Lacy Brocade TIEF (127819), Big Shot (113439), 1-1/4-inch Scallop Circle (127811) and Scallop Edge Border Punch (119882), Stamping Sponges (101610), Rhinestone Basic Jewels (119246), and Stampin' Dimensionals (104430)