Thursday, July 29, 2010

UDI Inspiration Challenge # 106

For this week's UDI inspiration challenge I went with the colors.  I used Daffodil Delight, Melon Mambo, Pear Pizzazz, and Tempting Turquoise.  Be sure to check out what the other talented UDI team members did this week.

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Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Beautiful Birthday

I celebrated by birthday at the annual Stampin' Up! convention this year!  What better way is there except with family?  One of my downline, Kristin, made me this beautiful card and gave it to me at arougn 5:30am when we woke up.  I love the colors and how she cut out the Elegant Lines embossed print.

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Monday, July 26, 2010

Awards Night

Being called up on stage for #7 Rising Star!

Taking pictures before awards night.

Awards night was on Thursday night and I was full of nervous excitement!  I got #7 Rising Star!!  That means I was in the top 15 of the company for first year demonstrators!!!  Can you tell I am still jumping up and down and don't quite believe it?  Thank you to all of you who helped me get here!  I could not have done this without the support from my customers and downline.  Now I get to join the other Rising Stars and the top 100 demonstrators in the company to an all expense paid trip of spoiling in southern Utah in September!  I can't wait to come back and share the excitement of convention with all of you.  More pictures will come, they are just not on my camera.

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Saturday, July 24, 2010

Laughter leads to Healing

I love the Aviary Stamp set.  Here is yet another swap for convention.  I love the Tempting Turquoise piece.  I used the new Elegant Lines embossing folder to enhance it.  I used the color coach to pick my three colors and the Color Spritzer tool to add my Tempting Turquoise over the birdcage.

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Thursday, July 22, 2010

UDI Inspiration Challenge #105

Here is my Christmas in July UDI inspiration challenge.  This is actually the card I did for a Christmas card swap for convention.  Be sure to check out what the other talented UDI team members came up with this week.

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Stamps: Welcome Christmas, Teeny Tiny Wishes
Ink: Basic Black, Versamark
Paper: Very Vanilla, Basic Black, Cherry Cobbler
Other: Big Shot Machine, Petals-a-Plenty embossing folder, Ovals die, corner rounder punch, Heat Tool, Embossing Buddy, Powder Pal, Black embossing powder, Basic Black 1/8" taffeta ribbon, Modern Label Punch, Word Window Punch

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Convention Award!!!

Today I found out that I won an award with Stampin' Up! that will send me to Founder's Circle in September!  I am so excited as you can see by the picture!  We then went to visit the Stampin' Up! headquarters in Riverton, Utah and I go my picture made with my Founder's Circle Bag!  I will be able to tell you more about it after the Awards Night tomorrow night.

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On the Green

I have the hardest time coming up with masculine cards.  This is a swap I did for convention.  As soon as I saw this stamp, On the Green, in the a la carte section of the new catalog I knew I HAD to have it.  My father in law is a BIG golfer and now I can use this stamp for him.

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Stamps: On the Green
Ink: Chocolate Chip

Paper: Chocolate Chip, Very Vanilla, Wild Wasabi, Crumb Cake, Woodland Walk DSP
Other: Big Shot machine, Square Lattice embossing folder, Modern Label punch, Silver Brads, 1/16" hole punch

Monday, July 19, 2010

Convention Notebook

I bought a composition notebook for $.25 and covered it for convention coming later this week!!!  I used Newsprint DSP and aged it/dirtied it slightly and then added some color.  This book will hold my notes as well as my hotel, airline and convention information.

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Thursday, July 15, 2010

UDI Inspiration Challenge #104

I loved the UDI challenge this week and had fun coming up with this card.  Having fun in the sun!   Be sure to check out what the other talented UDI team members came up with.

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Stamps: Word Play
Ink: Basic Black, Tempting Turquoise marker
Paper: Tangerine Tango, Tempting Turquoise, Real Red, Whisper White, Basic Black
Other: Color Spritzer tool, 1 3/4" circle punch, 1 3/8" circle large punch, Word window punch,  1/2" circle small punch, White Signo Gel Pen, Color Coach

Tuesday, July 13, 2010


If you have My Digital Studio, there is a FREE update available to get the latest colors!  Be sure to check it out!

The version 1.0.4 update to My Digital Studio is now available. With this free update, not only will you get the latest My Digital Studio features and functionality, you also get all of the new colors (including digital card stock, ink colors and Patterns Designer Series Paper) from the recent color renovation! That’s a $50 value!
Updating your My Digital Studio software is easy.
  • If you have installed the initial update (version 1.0.1), simply click Help and select Check for Updates in the My Digital Studio software. The update will be performed automatically.
  • If you have not completed the initial update, download and install version 1.0.1 first, and then complete the steps listed above to get the most recent update.

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Monday, July 12, 2010

Stamping 411 Sketch Challenge #159

I LOVE these Stamping 411 sketch challenges because they are simple but give you tons of inspiration!  July is the month of anniversaries in our family.  My sister and her husband just celebrated their 8th anniversary on the 6th.  We will see them in August on vacation and I said they would get their card then.  I had one made already but when I continued with this sketch I ended up making a different one that I like even better.  Their last name begins with a "G" and the hearts represent the 8 years of marriage.  I used a patchwork idea on the background strip and then ran it through the Big Shot to emboss it with the Vintage Wallpaper embossing folder.  I used the new color coach to come up with my color combination knowing that pink needed to be a color because it is my sister's favorite.  Thanks for the sketch that helped spark my creativity.

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Stamps: Baroque Motifs
Ink: Pink Pirouette, Sahara Sand
Paper: Sahara Sand, Bravo Burgundy, Pink Pirouette, Very Vanilla
Other: Big Shot machine, Vintage Wallpaper embossing folder, Serif Essentials Alphabet die, Heart to Heart punch, Tombow multipurpose liquid glue, Stamping sponges. Color Spritzer Tool

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Have a Happy Bearday!

I am having so much fun with the new Stampin' Up! colors!!  I LOVE them!  Here I used Peach Parfait, Pear Pizzazz, Blushing Bride and Concord Crush.  I used markers to color it in.  I love that there are colors so close together.  I used the slightly darker shade of each color to shade my image.

TIP:  I have decided to organize my colors differently and so far I am really liking it.   Instead of putting color collections together I am putting like colors together (ex. all shades of red, all oranges etc.)  This way it is so much easier to see colors in the same shades from light to dark.  It made it really easy for this project to pick highlighting shades.

Here is the order that I have chosen to organize my colors:
Whisper White, Very Vanilla, Sahara Sand, Crumb Cake, Soft Suede, Chocolate Chip, Early Espresso, Basic Gray, Basic Black
Blushing Bride, Pink Pirouette, Pretty in Pink, Regal Rose, Melon Mambo, Rose Red, Real Red, Poppy Parade, Riding Hood Red, Cherry Cobbler, Bravo Burgundy
Peach Parfait, Pumpkin Pie, Tangerine Tango, Cajun Craze
So Saffron, Delightful Daffodil, More Mustard
River Rock, Certainly Celery, Pear Pizzazz, Wild Wasabi, Old Olive, Garden Green, Always Artichoke
Bashful Blue, Baja Breeze, Marina Mist, Tempting Turquoise, Pacific Point, Not Quite Navy, Night of Navy
Perfect Plum, Rich Razzleberry, Elegant Eggplant, Concord Crush 

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Stamps: Beary Best Friends
Ink: Stazon jet black
Markers: Peach Parfait, Tangerine Tango, Blushing Bride, Pink Pirouette, Concord Crush, Pear Pizzazz, Wild Wasabi
Paper: Pear Pizzazz, Whisper White, Peach Parfait
Other: Big Shot Machine, Vintage Wallpaper embossing folder

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Thursday, July 8, 2010

UDI Inspiration Challenge #103

For this UDI inspiration challenge I made a card for one of my downline that just promoted.  What is more fitting than Stampin' Up!'s statement of the heart?  I used my new color coach for my color combination of Crumb Cake, Not Quite Navy and Riding Hood Red.  I used my markers for the stamp to highlight important words.  Be sure to check out what the other UDI team members came up with this week.

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Stamps: Statement of the heart (only available to demonstrators)
Ink: Crumb Cake marker, Not Quite Navy marker
Paper: Crumb Cake, Riding Hood Red, Not Quite Navy, Very Vanilla
Other: Big Shot machine, Perfect Polka Dots embossing folder, Heart to Heart punch

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Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Color Renovation Kits!

Do you have a lot of the core colors and just need to add the new SU colors to your collection?  Check out the color kits you can purchase HERE.

Ribbon samplers coming soon!  Keep on the look out.

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Stamping 411 Sketch Challenge #158

We have a lot of birthdays coming up for the remainder of the summer and I used this stamping 411 sketch challenge to make one of them.

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Stamps: None
Ink: None
Paper: Melon Mambo, Old Olive, Daffodil Delight, Chocolate Chip
Other: Big Shot Machine, Petals-a-Plenty Embossing Folder, Big Bold Cupcakes die, Old Olive 5/8" grosgrain ribbon, Mini Glue dots

Saturday, July 3, 2010

New Punch Design Video

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Thursday, July 1, 2010

Some New Catalog Information

There are a few products that are not going to be available yet out of the new catalog.  I will keep you posted and share updated information as I get it.
  • Watercolor Wonder Crayons: All Watercolor Wonder Crayons have been delayed due to a relocation of the supplier. These items are in production, however, and will be coming soon.

    • 119802 - Watercolor Wonder Crayons, Subtles
    • 119803 - Watercolor Wonder Crayons, Regals
    • 119804 - Watercolor Wonder Crayons, Brights
    • 119805 - Watercolor Wonder Crayons, Neutrals
    • 120949 - Watercolor Wonder Crayons, New Color Kit
  • Punch Caddies: As noted on page 200 of the catalog, our Punch Caddy storage containers will be coming soon, but are unavailable for July 1. We will share more information with you on this product as it becomes available.

    • 121053 - Punch Caddy S, M, L
    • 121055 - Punch Caddy L
    • 121056 - Punch Caddy XL
    • 121054 - Punch Caddy Borders & Corners
  • Stampin' Pastels: Due to a development issue from the supplier, the new Stampin' Pastels have been delayed. They are, however, currently in production and will be coming very soon.

    • 120962 - Stampin' Pastels
    • 120963 - Stampin' Pastels, New In Color
  • Rub-Ons: We have experienced quality problems with our new Rub-Ons, and unfortunately these will not be available immediately. We are working on some potential solutions so that you may not experience much of a delay, but we will keep you updated on any changes in this situation.

    • 119250 - Rub-Ons, Bday Party
    • 119249 - Rub-Ons, Holly & Jolly
    • 119975 - Rub-Ons, Vintage Type
    • 118760 - Rub-Ons, Play Date

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UDI Inspiration Challenge #102

I had so much fun on the UDI inspiration challenge this week.  I used the NEW Friends Never Fade stamp set and my Cherry Cobbler and Marina Mist markers to make this card.  To line it up I used the Stamp-a-ma-jig.  I added a little bling in the middle with Filigree brads.  I used my Builder Wheels to make the stars down the left side.  I put my one wheel in and used my wheel guide to line it up each time I rolled it.  Be sure to check out what the other UDI team members came up with this week.

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