Friday, June 8, 2012

2012-2014 In Colors Display

Happy Friday!  Here are my 2012-2014 In Color display and sample cards using four of the new In Colors (Midnight Muse, Summer Starfruit, Gumball Green and Primrose Petals).  Aren't they gorgeous?  I was not sure about these new In Colors first (shhhhh...don't tell Stampin' Up! I said that) but after making these cards I was impressed how the colors complimented each other.  Plus the new ink pads are amazing!!!!  I LOVE THEM! 

Here is a close-up photo to show you.  This card is actually a matchbook and you can insert a gift card inside.

The measurements to make this matchbook:
  • Midnight Muse card stock (base) - 4 1/4" x 10 5/8", scored at 1 3/8", 6" and 6 1/4"
  • Whisper White card stock -4" x 4" and scrap for stamping
  • Summer Starfruit card stock - 4 1/8" x 1 1/4"

 Betsy's Blossoms Stamp Set

Itty Banners Stamp Set

Bitty Banners Framelits
(129267, $14.95)

Fancy Fan Embossing Folder
(127751, $7.95)

Thank you for stopping by today.  Have a wonderful weekend!

Supply List
Stamps - Betsy's Blossoms and Itty Bitty Banners
Paper - Midnight Muse, Whisper White, Summer Starfruit
Ink - Midnight Muse, Summer Starfruit, Gumball Green, Primrose Petals
Tools and Accessories - Gumball Green Stiched Satin Ribbon, Basic Rhinestones
Big Shot - Bitty Banners Framelits, Fancy Fan Embossing Folder

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

The New Stampin' Up! Ink Pads


With the introduction of the 2012-2013 annual catalog, Stampin' Up! has made a very big change to their Stampin' Pads.

Look at all the exciting benefits listed below:
  • Provide better ink coverage for your stamps.
  • Light-tap stamping produces flawless images.
  • Create wonderfully solid images.  The Firm Foam releases more ink onto your rubber stamp than the felt pads.  When using the Firm Foam pad, your stamp will get an even, solid covering of ink that you may not have been able to achieve with the felt pads.  Please note:  if you are using the ink pad frequently you may need to re-ink your Firm Foam pad more often.
  • Have a crisply printed, glossy label on the top of the pad that is easier to read and that will not fade or chip off!!!
  • Come with color name labels in all four languages (English, Spanish, French, and German)- just choose your language, peel it off the back, and add it to the side of the pad for easy identification!  LOVE IT!!!
  • Use the same patented flip-top case design that stores the inking surface upside down, so the pad surface stays moist!
  • Are available in all colors, including our exclusive In Colors!

Watch this Stampin' Up! video for more details about these new ink pads!

Please note:  Five ink colors have undergone formula changes to improve functionality and color stability with the new firm foam pads.  These colors are:
  • Basic Black
  • Basic Gray
  • Marina Mist
  • Perfect Plum
  • Tempting Turquoise
All five colors of the reformulated inks have been fully tested and approved.  While using the new ink formula in the old Stampin' Pads is fine, Stampin' Up! does not recommend using the old ink formula for these five colors in the new firm foam pads. 

Thank you for stopping by today.  I hope you've found today's post helpful and enjoyed Shannon's video.  Have a wonderful day!!!

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Free Stamp Set of the Month Winner

Hi there!  It's the time to announce the lucky stamper of the month...  And the winner for the month of May is.....Brenda T. from Sequim.  Congratulations Brenda!  Thank you to everyone who placed a Stampin' Up! order with me in May. 

It's a new month and time for a free stamp set giveaway!!!  This month's free stamp set is Happy You (CM 122802) from the new Annual Catalog.  Click HERE to learn more about the Free Stamp Set of the Month Giveaway.  It could be YOU next!!!!

Here is a quick card I made the other day using the "Layered Labels" stamp set and "Apothecary Accents Framelits Dies" from the new catalog.

I love the new Framelits!!!  I actually stamped the polka-dot image in Daffodil Delight ink and then ran it through Mr. Big Shot with a coordinating die.  I then layered the stamped image with another die-cut piece in Tangerine Tango to add more distinct color behind the stamped image.   To do that I snipped the side edges off of Tangerine Tango piece before adhering to the stamped piece.  I just liked the clean-simple look.  The Scallop Oval punch-out is perfect to add a layer to stand out the sentiment. 

Thank you for stopping by today.  Have a great day!

Supply List
Stamps - Layered Labels
Paper - Lucky Limeade, Tangerine Tango, Whisper White, Summer Smooches DSP
Ink - Daffodil Delight, Pacific Point
Punches - Large Oval, Scallop Oval
Tools and Accessories - 3/8" Lucky Limeade Ribbon
Big Shot - Apothecary Accents Framelits Dies, Stripes Embossing Folder

Monday, June 4, 2012

Hooked on the New Stampin' Up! Catalog?!!!

You have been patiently waiting for launch of the new Stampin' Up! Catalog.  It's finally here.  I LOVE the new look of the catalog packed with beautiful samples and photography throughout.   I hate to admit it but I'm really hooked on the new book!  What can I say....It's MY JOB!!!  LOVE IT!!

I have been working on several product shares and have wrapped up the details on the 2012-2014 In Color Club as listed below.  If you are interested in being part of the club, please email me.  I will send a confirmation to you via email. 

2012-2014 In Color Club

In Colors:  Gumball Green, Midnight Muse, Primrose Petals, Raspberry Ripple, Summer Starfruit

The cost is $15.00 per month including shipping and tax (local pick up only).  If you are a long-distance customer, please contact me so that I can provide you with your actual shipping cost.  It will be 5 consecutive months with five members to make it work.  The following is the list of items you will receive each month:
  • (1) - In Color Ink Pad
  • (1) - Stampin' Write Marker
  • (1 sheet) - 8 1/2" x 11" Card Stock
  • (1 yard) - 3/8" Stitched Satin Ribbon
  • (4) - In Color Dahlias
  • (4 sheets) - 6" x 6" Designer Series Paper, 2 each of 2 double-sided designs (126910)
In addition to the list above, you will receive a package of 8 1/2" x 11" Card Stock (20 sheets in 5 colors) once during the 5 months.

Here is a photo of my card using four of the 2012-2014 In Colors. 

Isn't it gorgeous?  I LOVE these new colors together.  To be honest with you, I was surprised that how beautifully these new colors came together when I made this card.  I LOVE our new ink pads!!!!  I'd love to talk about our new improved ink pads but I have to save it for later.  I'm running out of time today.  I promise I will be back to talk about the ink pads and maybe with a video to share with you......  Stay tuned!

Thanks for stopping by today.  Have an awesome day!


Supply List
Stamps - Betsy's Blossoms, Itty Bitty Banners
Paper - Midnight Muse, Summer Starfruit, Whisper White
Ink - Midnight Muse, Primrose Petals, Gumball Green, Summer Starfruit
Tools and Accessories - Gumball Green Satin Ribbon, Basic Pearls
Big Shot - Fancy Fan Embossing Folder , Bitty Banners Framelits Dies