Thursday, April 29, 2010

Royal Blog Tour: Elegant Trio Stencils

I have come to love all the Decor Elements from Stampin' Up! Not only can you use these items to decorate your home but you can incorporate them into your smaller paper crafting projects. I decided to challenge myself on this tour by using stencils on my projects and most of the time, stencils are too large for card making but the Elegant Trio Stencils set is just perfect!

My first project is a sample of a Mother's Day card that I am sending to the mothers staying at the Ronald McDonald House in Orange County.

Stampin' Up! has partnered with the Ronald McDonald House Charity and allows demonstrators to help others while sharing our love of this craft. While each home is different, my group sends in different gifts or cards for each special holiday or event. I got my color inspiration from our new Color Collection, which will begin in July 2010. If you are familiar with Stampin' Up!, you'll notice that a favorite past in color will be making its way back!
{Project Details}
Stamps: French Filigree
Ink: Certainly Celery, Melon Mambo, Rose Red, and Wild Wasabi Classic Ink Pad.
Paper: Certainly Celery Card Stock; Very Vanilla and Wild Wasabi Textured Card Stock.
Accessories: Elegant Trio Stencil, Sponge Dauber, Very Vanilla Smooch Spritz, Melon Mambo 1/2" Polka-Dot Ribbon, Modern Label and Word Window Punches; Stampin' Dimensionals.

While Mother's Day is very near, a special birthday for one of my best friend (as well as a fellow Stamp Ink Diva) is also near the same time. She loves things that have frills and are antique. So, I created this with her in mind.

My personal style tends to lean more on the simple, modern, and whimsical side. But I am loving the antique elements more and more!
{Project Details}
Stamps: Bella Toile, Oval All, and Gallery.
Ink: Chocolate Chip, Pretty in Pink, Soft Suede, and Wild Wasabi Classic Ink Pads; Versamark Ink Pad.
Paper:Chocolate Chip, Pink Pirouette, and Whisper White Card Stocks; Chocolate Chip Patterns Designer Series Paper.
Accessories: Elegant Trio Stencils, Sponges, Clear Embossing Powder, Heat Tool, Large Oval Punch, Pretty in Pink 5/8" Satin Ribbon, Log Cabin Smooch Spritz, Stampin' Dimensionals.

My final project brings us to a scrapbook page that I am making in preparation for a special photo I want to capture at my Ladies Tea.

I am planning a Ladies Tea fundraiser for my children's school and can't wait to capture all my friends dressed up and with their party hats!
{Project Details}
Stamps: Great Friend and Framed with Love
Ink: Baja Breeze, River Rock, and  Soft Suede Classic Ink Pads; Versamark Ink Pad.
Paper: Certainly Celery, Crumb Cake (Kraft), So Saffron, Soft Suede,  and Whisper White Card Stocks; Presto Patterns Specialty Designer Series Paper.
Accessories: Elegant Trio Stencils, Clear Embossing Powder, Heat Tool, Sponge, Brayer, Big Shot, Top Note Die, Log Cabin and Very Vanilla Smooch Spritz, Fancy Flower and Scallop Trim Border Punches, Old Olive 1-1/4" Striped Ribbon, Button Latte, and Pretties Kit (large clear rhinestone)

 Please leave a comment after this post along with your email address to be entered into a random drawing for your very own set of Elegant Trio Stencils. One lucky winner will be chosen and announced the day after the end of this tour. (Sorry, only for U.S. Residents and non-demonstrators.) Also, remember to subscribe to my blog so that you'll get updates on the tutorials for these projects and more.

Thanks for stopping by and hope this has inspired you to try using stencils on your own projects.

Monday, April 26, 2010

May is Scrapbooking Month

Next month, Stampin' Up! is having a special in honor of Scrapbooking Month. Get a free set of Designer Brads with the purchase of any of the following stamp sets or My Digital Studio software. And while I've got you thinking about all those pictures you've wanted to organize and scrap, why not schedule a workshop with me and I'll help you get it finished.

Stamp sets

 Page Description Wood-Mount Item  Wood-Mount Price  Clear-Mount Item  Clear-Mount Price 
Extreme Elements
115181  $26.95  ---  --- 
Framed with Love** 
114389  $27.95  ---  --- 
113706  $27.95  ---  --- 
Circle Circus 
115778  $28.95  ---  --- 
Elements of Style
118611  $27.95  120045  $19.95 
119910  $27.95  120105  $19.95 
Elements de style 
119900  $27.95  120099  $19.95 
Rough Type 
118659  $26.95  120072  $18.95 
Sentimental Journey 
118513  $23.95  120075  $17.95 
First Day 
118521  $23.95  120051  $17.95 
Camino a la Escuela 
120152  $23.95  120154  $17.95 
*From Summer Mini Catalog
**Last Chance stamp set! My Digital Studio software

 Page Description  Item  Price 
32*  My Digital Studio  118108  $79.95 
*From Summer Mini Catalog

Designer brads
Page  Description  Item   Retail Price  Price with Qualifying Purchase
Flower Designer brads 
112579 $5.95  FREE 
Filigree Designer brads 
 112577  $5.95  FREE 
Circle Designer brads 
112571  $5.95  FREE 
Star Designer brads 
112572  $5.95  FREE 

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Color Renovation

Stampin' Up! has just announced that they will be updating the color families, which will be now Color Collections: Brights, Neutrals, Regals, and Subtles.

They are bringing back some favorite past in-colors and retiring some current colors. Look at the delicious color palates, so hip and up to trend! I love the updated color collection and know you'll love them too. Click on the links below for the color charts.

What can you expect?

Returning In Colors: Melon Mambo, Pacific Point, Tangerine Tango, River Rock, Soft Suede, Riding Hood Red, Rich Razzleberry, Wild Wasabi, Pink Pirouette, and Baja Breeze.

New In Colors: Daffodil Delight, Cajun Craze, Early Espresso, Cherry Cobbler, and Marina Mist. Starting this new year, in colors will have a life span of 2 years instead of its original one -- more time to enjoy them.

Carryover Colors: Old Olive, Pumpkin Pie, Real Red, Regal Rose, Tempting Turquoise, Basic Black, Basic Gray, Chocolate Chip, Crumb Cake (previously known as Kraft), Sahara Sand, Very Vanilla, Whisper White, Always Artichoke, Bravo Burgandy, Elegant Eggplant, Garden Green, More Mustard, Night of Navy, Not Quite Navy, Bashful Blue, Certainly Celery, Perfect Plum, Pretty in Pink, Rose Red, and So Saffron.

Retiring Colors: Pink Passion, Pixie Pink, Pale Plum, Orchid Opulence, Lovely Lilac, Lavendar Lace, Almost Amethyst, Bordering Blue, Brocade Blue, Ballet Blue, Brilliant Blue, Taken with Teal, Glorious Green, Handsome Hunter, Sage Shadow, Mellow Moss, Green Galore, Gable Green, Barely Banana, Yoyo Yellow, Summer Sun, Apricot Appeal, Only Orange, Really Rust, Ruby Red, Cameo Coral, Blush Blossom, Creamy Caramel, Close to Cocoa, and Going Gray.
All this will take place on July 1, 2010 with the release of our NEW Idea Book and Catalog for 2010-2011. So stock up now on some of your favorites that may be retiring.

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