Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Scrapbooking Flashbacks

A couple weeks ago I attended a Scrapbook afternoon with my upline Liz and we made this wonderful layout using the Celebrations Quick Accents on page 176 of the catty only I forgot my photos at home so had to finish my layout later - well I just had a few minutes to do it and decided that I would add a 'second page' rather than trying to get all my Wonderland photos onto the one page.

Right side layout inspired by Liz's design ...

Left side layout created at home ... I do not have the Circle Circus stamp nor the Celebrations quick accents papers - set so had to improvise to make a coordinating page drawing on the colors from the set and using some punches ... which is one of the things I love about Stampin' Up!

Side by side view of the pages ... hard to believe it was over 30 years ago Wonderland opened its doors ... cause this trip was taken in August 1981!

Monday, November 29, 2010

Season Greetings Luminaries

Here are another version of a luminary we made this past weekend at our Stamp A Stack ... using the Fancy Favor die, velum, versamark heat embossed snowflakes in silver, some Cuttlebug dies snowflakes and of course some bling ;)

Unlit sample

the lit sample

Saturday, November 27, 2010

5 Point Stars

5 Point Stars


This are just the cutest little decorations and so simple to make using the Big Shot and 5 Point Star die cut - assemble and you are ready to rock!

I made two with designer series fabric adhered to the cardstock.


This one is Baja Breeze cardstock ran through the Vintage Wallpaper emboss folder!

Friday, November 26, 2010

Handmade Gift Boxes

I love the little Box 2 die from Stampin' Up - it is the perfect size for a variety of small gifts to people from jewelery or candles to chocolates or a gift card - and the added 'hand decorated gift box' to hide your treasures in is just that much more meaningful for recipients :)

This set of boxes is for this weekends Stamp a Stack and features the Contempo Christmas stamp set currently on sale for 20% off in the Holiday Bundles pack done up in gold embossing and punched out with the Ornament punch! I paired the punched ornaments with the Contempo stamp around wheel also embossed with gold powder to make my own 'designer paper' to match!


Front view of the boxes done in Night of Navy and Crumb Cake and Real Red and Crumb cake.

Back of the box show casing how the Contempo Stamp Around Wheel creates a nice design along the back of the box!

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Things are 'Looking Up'

Is this snowman not the cutest little thing you have ever seen - I love all the punch art ideas that are out and about on the Internet and am not sure who the original designer of this snowman was cause I have seen him used by several Stampers - but I loved him so tweaked him up with the punches I had!

So I used the 2 1/2 inch circle punch, 1 3/8 circle punch and 1 1/4 circle punch for this one with the branch from the 2 step bird. The eyes are made with two brads, pumpkin pie sliver for the nose and I drew on the coal with my basic black tip marker and tied a bit of Cherry Cobbler seam binding for the scarf! I than stamped tone on tone serene snowflakes on the Marina mist and paired it with the Ornament punch and the sentiment from All Holidays stamp set stamped in versamark and embossed with white emboss powder. A little bit of the Tinsel ribbon to make the hook for the ornament and we are as good as gold!

This is one of the offerings for this weekends Stamp a Stack at my house - we are making a combination of 5 projects ... some 3D paper crafting, a hostess gift and some cards - everything you need to get you started on your Holidays!

Monday, November 22, 2010

MORE AMAZING DEALS

From today until November 30th you can get certain products from 20-50% off. Including the My Digital Studio which is 50% off for the next two weeks - what a deal!!!

For more information on the sale items and details please go to my website http://www.stampinup.net/esuite/home/totallyawake4/promotions

Only Online orders over $200 will receive FREE ship
ping as a bonus.

You can also get FREE shipping through me if you only want to order a couple of things as I can group orders together to get it over $200 in order to get free shipping. So either way it is a win win.

Great time to get some awesome products for making your very own Christmas cards this year - like these quick and simple cards featuring the Contempo Christmas stamp set.

Remember this is only until November 30th! Don't miss out - place your order today!!!

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Joy Banner - traditional style

So here are my 'traditional' Joy Banners created from my digital template!

Horizontal Banner ... admitting I did not like the way this one hung on the wall - so I did it over again ;)Second time is a charm ... here is my Vertical Joy banner which I was happier with the way it hung ... well that and in my home I totally have more places to hang a vertical designed banner than a horizontal one.

I designed the 5 panel Banner so that if I wanted I could have the option to create one that either says Joy, Peace or Love depending on my inspiration. I went with the Joy because I wanted a 'winter' theme that could stay up past Christmas and well it allowed for the Ariel Snowman to be incorporated into the O and I am just in love with snowman this season!

So my first panel is Mr Christmas Owl in his fancy vest showcased on the polka dot embossed whisper white paper!

The letter J encased on the ornament punch which was stamped with the polka dot ornament from the Delightful Decorations set and the Serene Snowflakes in the background.

Letter O panel features a Ariel view snowman punched with our circle punch, arms are from the 2 Bird punch set with brad eyes, real red grossgrain ribbon accents.

Letter Y panel is embossed with the Northern Flurry folder and paired with the 2 Step Bird to make a Christmas Cardinal and of course some Rhinestone bling!

Final Panel with the Tags til Christmas stamp set punched out with the ornament punch in the Baja Breeze ink with a little Rhinestone bling paired with some Vanilla Smooch Spritz to add some glitter!


Friday, November 19, 2010

Joy Banner

I am preparing for next weeks Holiday Stamp a Stack and wanting to create a JOY banner as one of our projects - one of the things I really enjoy about My Digital Studio is being able to plan out a project digitally before creating it the real thing ... so here is my digital banner layout and now I am off to the craft room create the real one which I will share tomorrow to show the difference!


On Dasher with bling...

Here are two cute and simple Christmas card layouts featuring the Dasher Stamp, Candy cane Christmas designer series paper from the Holiday mini and of course some nice rhinestone bling on the antlers!


Love this DSP paper and how easy it is to switch up and make two different cards by just flipping the paper this way or that ... well that and their is glitter bling right in the paper!

Thursday, November 18, 2010

WOW ... talk about a great Xmas present!!!!!

Stampin' Up is offering our Starter Kits for 50% off .... that is a savings of over 70% because Starter Kits are not subject to taxes or shipping and handling ... and that gets you over $375 in merchandise for only $107.50 ... can you imagine opening up THAT Xmas present!


Here’s what is in the CUSTOMIZABLE Standard Kit and the value of each:

1. Any $41.95 or lower Stamp Set

2. Any $22.95 or lower Stamp Set

3. Any $35.95 or lower Stamp Set

4. Any $11.95 or lower Stamp Set

Before we go on, note that the $107.50 kit cost has already paid for the 4 sets above valued at $112.80.

That means EVERYTHING BELOW THIS LINE IS FREE!!!!!!

5. $24.95 Brights Patterns Designer Series paper stack (OR color of your choice) FREE

6. $20.95 Stampin’ Scrub® FREE

7. $12.25 Whisper White 5/8" satin ribbon (OR ribbon at the same or lower price) FREE

8. $9.95 VersaMark® pad (OR ink pad at the same or lower price) FREE

9. $8.50 Card stock 8-1/2" x 11" (Whisper White at $9.25 OR color of your choice) FREE

10. $9.95 Small Chocolate Songbird Tile Décor Elements® (OR Décor Elements item at the same or lower price) FREE

11. $8.50 Assorted color card stock 8-1/2" x 11" (Getting Started OR assortment of your choice) FREE

12. $8.95 Clear Block C (OR clear block at the same or lower price) FREE

13. $9.75 SNAIL Adhesive® (OR adhesive at the same or lower price) FREE

14. $7.95 Fast Flowers Stampin’ Around® wheel (OR standard wheel of your choice) FREE

15. $4.95 Stampin’ Around Self Inking Handle (standard) FREE

16. $7.25 Classic Stampin’ Pad® (color of your choice) FREE

17. $7.25 Classic Stampin’ Pad® (color of your choice) FREE

18. $7.25 Classic Stampin’ Pad® (color of your choice) FREE

19. $7.25 Classic Stampin’ Pad® (color of your choice) FREE

20. $6.50 Uninked Cartridge (standard) FREE

21. $5.50 Stampin’ Mist® (OR StazOn® Cleaner at $6.25) FREE

22. $5.25 Stampin’ Dimensionals® FREE

23. $4.50 Stampin’ Write® marker (color of your choice) FREE

24. $4.50 Stampin’ Write® marker (color of your choice) FREE

25. $4.17 Blender pen (single) FREE

26. $3.75 Marina Mist Classic Ink Refill (OR color of your choice) FREE

27. $2.25 Décor Elements Applicator Tool FREE

28. $1.42 Stamping sponge (single) FREE

29. Catalogs ($36.95 for 8 catalogs which you can sell to recoup your kit cost), business forms, and other printed materials to get your business off to a great start! FREE

If you want more information about this kit, please let me know. There is no pressure to sell (or buy) anything. You will be active and eligible for a 20% discount on all purchases until April 30th. You can give being a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator a try, or just enjoy the great discount on this Starter Kit. You can get all your supplies for Christmas cards for a great deal, or give yourself the perfect gift this year. This kit saves you over 70% on the products if you were to buy them as a customer. There is no shipping or tax… you get everything for $107.50. This kit has never been offered at a lower price, and it’s only available at this price until November 30, 2010.

Here’s what is in the CUSTOMIZABLE Digital + Kit and the value of each:

1. $106.95 My Digital Studio™ software* (see description of this product below)

Before we go on, note that the $107.50 kit cost has paid for the My Digital Studio software.

That means EVERYTHING BELOW THIS LINE IS FREE!!!!!!

1. Any $32.95 or lower Stamp Set FREE

2. Any $22.95 or lower Stamp Set FREE

3. Any $9.95 or lower Stamp Set FREE

4. $8.50 Card stock 8-1/2" x 11" (Whisper White at 9.25 OR color of your choice)

5. $20.95 Stampin’ Scrub® FREE

6. $10.95 Brights Designer buttons FREE

7. $9.95 Small Chocolate Songbird Tile Décor Elements® (OR Décor Elements item at the same or lower price) FREE

8. $8.95 Clear Block C (OR clear block at the same or lower price) FREE

9. $8.50 Assorted color card stock 8-1/2" x 11" (Getting Started OR assortment of your choice) FREE

10. $9.75 SNAIL Adhesive® (OR adhesive at the same or lower price FREE

11. $7.25 Classic Stampin’ Pad® (color of your choice) FREE

12. $7.25 Classic Stampin’ Pad® (color of your choice) FREE

13. $7.25 Classic Stampin’ Pad® (color of your choice) FREE

14. $7.25 Classic Stampin’ Pad® (color of your choice) FREE

15. $6.75 Real Red 1/4" grosgrain ribbon (OR ribbon at the same or lower price) FREE

16. $5.95 Glue Dots® FREE

17. $5.50 Stampin’ Mist® (OR StazOn® Cleaner at $6.25) FREE

18. $5.25 Stampin’ Dimensionals® FREE

19. $4.50 Stampin’ Write® marker (color of your choice) FREE

20. $4.50 Stampin’ Write® marker (color of your choice) FREE

21. $2.25 Décor Elements Applicator Tool FREE

22. Catalogs ($36.95 for 8 catalogs which you can sell to recoup your kit cost), business forms, and other printed materials to get your business off to a great start! FREE

* = Use the same great artwork, colors, and accessory images found in our current product line to create personalized digital projects. Downloads are available often to allow adding to your images. The options are endless: create photo albums, calendars, and greeting cards using My Digital Studio. Once you've created your personalized gift or heirloom, have it printed in our high-quality print facility and delivered to your door or print it at home.

Available in English only. Works with a PC or a Mac.

If this is something that is of interest to you please contact me today at totallyawake4-stampin@yahoo.ca!

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Twists on the same layout ...

A couple more offerings from the Stamp for the Cure event ... love these ones - same layout but two very different cards just by changing up the DSP flipsides and a different stamp set.

Easy peasy cards to put together - just imagine that you too could send out handmade Xmas cards this season to all your loved ones - book to attend my upcoming Stamp a Stack or shoot me and email to find out more on how to order the materials to do it at home!


Tuesday, November 16, 2010

I love Snowman

Here is another offering from the recent Stamp for the Cure ... Snowman are just so much fun and versatile for both the holidays and winter birthdays as well!

Simple and quick this card was lots of fun to make ... nothing like carving out some time for the relaxation of colouring!

Monday, November 15, 2010

Lovely as a 'Winter'Tree

Here is another offering from the recent Stamp for the Cure event - a non-traditional card fold that still fits within a normal envelope!

This card was created with the Lovely as a Tree using the Whisper White craft ink on Night of Navy and that glittered with Iridescent Ice. The lower portion of the card is with the Serene Snowflakes and versamark ink.

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Tree Trimmings

I recently attended a Stamp for the Cure event hosted by a fellow demo Caroline Locke. It was an energetic event that combined shopping and stampin' who could ask for more! Between shopping at the various vendors and wining some amazing door prizes we made several awesome cards and projects all for a great cause - raising funds for breast cancer awareness.

This is one of the cards featuring a nice perfect plum and pink pirouette color scheme ... a simple quick but still elegant Xmas card! One of the things I love about paper crafting is that you can create both simple elegance as well as complex detailed techniques but both give the recipient a WOW factor of a handmade from the heart offering!

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Tags til Christmas

Another wonderful card swap card ... this one designed by Sherri ...featuring the Tags til Christmas stamp set and the Plenty of Petals embossing folder ... I love the contemporary feel to the design as well as the layering and texture the card has!