Wednesday, July 29, 2015

TOUR DE FREAKS - It's that time again

Welcome to our July TOUR DE FREAKS. We are featuring some of the new products in our 2015-2016 catalog.  You may have come from LeeAnn Greff's blog.  Hope you enjoyed her projects.

I'm loving the Watercolor Wings stamp set and matching dies.  It is so easy to make an impressive card.  The new Brick Embossing Folder is a real winner, as well.

    Stamps:  Watercolor Wings, Best Thoughts
    CS:  Blushing Bride, Whisper White, Basic Gray
    Ink:  Blushing Bride, Basic Gray, Memento Tuxedo Black
    Misc:  Big Shot, Brick Embossing Folder, Bold Butterfly Framelits Dies, Butterflies Thinlits Dies 
            White Signo Gel Pen [on page 163], Basic Rhinestone Jewels, SU Dimensionals, Glue Dots
            Crystal Effects, Dazzling Details Glitter Glue
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    At our Mile High Stamper Meeting last evening we made a technique page using the new
    Fluttering Embossing Folder.

    Stamps:  Endless Birthday Wishes 
    CS:  Blackberry Bliss, Wisteria Wonder, Whisper White
    Ink:  Wisteria Wonder, Pear Pizzazz, Memento Tuxedo Black
    Misc:  Big Shot, Fluttering Embossing Folder, Bold Butterfly Framelits Dies
             Basic Rhinestone Jewels, Glue Dots, Sponges, Mister

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    So long for this month.  Thanks for stopping by.  Come back soon to see what new gems I have to share. Now to continue on your way, you are in for a treat at Wendy Weixler's blog.


    Stamping Hugs!   Judy  :)

    Saturday, July 25, 2015

    Sheltering Tree

    This card has a nice surprise.  You pull the ribbon on the left and the tree comes through the opening.  It's a fancy fold card.  Bev Derringer made this at our July Stamp Camp North at the Westminster Elks Lodge.  The next Stamp Camp North will be in September and we will also have a garage sale with lots of finished cards and 3D projects to well as our camp where you make 10 cards with envelopes for $25.  It's a great deal and all the demonstrators do such a nice job.

    Stamps:  Sheltering Tree
    CS:  So Saffron, Pear Pizzazz, Whisper White, Real Red
    Ink:  So Saffron, Pear Pizzazz, Tip Top Taupe
    Punch:  Itty Bitty Accents Punch - Heart

    Stamping Hugs!   Judy  :)

    Friday, July 24, 2015

    Fun Stamping Poem

    I found this poem floating around the internet and thought I would share with you all today
    Think you all can relate.  

    Ode to My Wife.

    By Author Unknown.

    She learned to stamp on Monday

    Her embossing was quite fine.

    She forgot to set out dinner,

    So we went out to dine.

    She brayered backgrounds Tuesday

    She says they are a must.

    They really were quite lovely

    But she forgot to dust.

    On Wednesday it was birthday cards

    She says that chalking's fun.

    Shading, blending, and watercoloring --

    But the laundry wasn't done.

    Her card swap was on Thursday

    Using green and blue and red;

    I guess she really was engrossed,

    She never made the bed!

    It was shaker cards on Friday

    Using techniques she just adores,

    But she never seemed to notice

    The crumbs on all the floors.

    I found a maid on Saturday!

    My week is now complete

    My wife can stamp the hours away;

    The house will still be neat.

    Well, it's already Sunday,

    And my forehead's feeling damp.

    I cursed, I raved, and I ranted -- 

    The MAID has learned to stamp!

    Happy Stamping Everyone!!!!

    Stamping Hugs!   Judy  :)

    Thursday, July 23, 2015

    Wild about Flowers

    This simple but elegant card was made by Wanda Williams at our July Stamp Camp North at the Westminster Elks Lodge.  I love this stamp set.

    Stamps:  Wild about Flowers
    CS:  Elegant Eggplant, Whisper White
    Ink:  Elegant Eggplant, Mossy Meadow
    Punches:  Large Oval, Scalloped Oval
    Misc:  Big Shot Machine, Stylish Strip[es Embossing Folder
              Basic Rhinestone Jewels

    Stamping Hugs!   Judy  :)

    Sunday, July 19, 2015

    Rubber Duckies Birthday Tags for Nicole - Mermaid Theme

    The Rubber Duckies put lots of time, talent and creativity into creating Birthday Tags for Nicole.  She picked a Mermaid Theme.  It's like Christmas each time we share our creations.  What do you think????    

    Dawn Free

    Gail Scase

    Jane Price

    JoAnn Salmon

    Judy DiScipio - Me

    Kathy Klancic

    Michele Templeman

    Pat Stevens

    Well that's it for today.  Hope you enjoyed our tags.  The next birthday will be for Pat Stevens and her Birthday theme is Butterfly Princess.  Stay tuned...

    Stamping Hugs!   Judy  :)

    Monday, July 13, 2015

    Sweet Stack Project Kit by Stampin’ Up!

    Make die-cut boxes for individual treats, or create a whole cake! Cut out these boxes in record time with Thinlits dies and the Big Shot—we’ll show you how.  Go to my blog to watch this video.  :)

    Sweet Stack Project Kit  (p. 152)
    Item # 138812      $21.00
    Sweet Stack Stamp Set    (p. 66)
    Item #  138948    $ 16.00

    Coordinates with 1-1/4", 1-3/8" Circle Punches (p. 165)
    Coordinates with Cutie Pie Thinlits Dies (p. 171)

    Stamping Hugs!   Judy  :)

    Friday, July 10, 2015

    Wild About Flowers

    I picked this flower stamp to use for our June Stamp-a-Stack.  It is generic so can be used for any occasion.

    Stamps:  Wild About Flowers, Papillion Potpourri
    CS:  Real Red, Cucumber Cucumber Crush, Basic Black, Very Vanilla
    Ink:  Garden Green, Real Red
    Punch:  Small Butterfly punch
    Misc:  Big Shot, Decorative Dots Embossing Folder, Zigzag Embossing Folder
             Linen Thread, Rhinestone Jewels, SU Dimensionals, Glue Dots
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    I had an extra image to use so put it on a card we started at our last Rocky Mountain Stampers meeting.  I'm surprised that the color combo works.

    The DSP is retired but I like the look.

    Thanks for stopping by.  Hope to see you soon.

    Stamping Hugs!   Judy  :)

    Wednesday, July 1, 2015

    Cutie Pie Thinlits Dies by Stampin’ Up!

    Make die-cut boxes for individual treats, or create a whole cake! Cut out these boxes in record time with Thinlits dies and the Big Shot—we’ll show you how.

    Cutie Pie Thinlits     Item # 138273     $35.00
    Finished Box size:  2-3/4" x 4-1/4" x 2"

    Coordinates with the Sweet Stack Stamp Set (p 66), Sweet Stack Project Kit (152)