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22 posts from September 2009

September 29, 2009

GREAT SAVINGS AT THE STAMPIN' UP! CLEARANCE RACK!

I have great news, I now have a clearance rack on my online store.  The savings are super and you can purchase retired products at a great discount.  To take advantage all you have to do is choose your purchases online.  Don't forget that if you spend $25 or more you will be automatically enrolled in the Cyber Club for this month and receive all the free goodies.  What are you waiting for?  Go shopping and let the savings begin!

Visit the CLEARANCE RACK at my ONLINE STORE!

CLEARANCE RACK

September 28, 2009

TUESDAY'S TERRIFIC TIP - MASKING & 3-D IMAGES

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 WELCOME TO THE NORTH POLE!

 I borrowed a stamp set from my friend Lynn.  Can you imagine it?  I borrowed a stamp set because I didn't own it?  Ha Ha.  Before you think I have totally lost it, I had it on order and it arrived today!!!  So you see I haven't lost it after all.  Lost what, you say?  I haven't lost my edge on owning all the stamps in the Stampin' Up! catalogue!

Here's the Cold & Cuddly stamp set:

Cold & Cuddly Stamp Set

A polar bear with a stocking hat, a cup of cocoa, and a fishing pole? Now that’s Cuddly!  An ice glacier and a north pole sign, that equals cold!  Thus the name of the set: Cold & Cuddly

This is a perfect set to use masking with.  The tip for masking is you have to stamp the image you want in the foreground first.  Then stamp the image again on a post it note or thin piece of paper. Apply re-positional adhesive, like Dotto and protect the first stamped image.  In this project I stamped the polar bear first and then protected it with a mask.  I then stamped the ice glacier.  To give the bear a 3-D look I stamped his leg the second time and cut it out.  I dimensioanlized this so it looked 3-D.

NORTH POLE CARD 2

Color palette is Night of Navy, Bashful Blue and Whisper White.  Since the stamp set is cold I decided to keep the colors cool as well.  For embellishments I added a little White Organza bow and some crystals to make the snow flakes sparkle.  The loyout is from this week's Mojo Monday challenge.

This is such a sweet stamp set.  I love how cute the images are and how you can mix and match them with the different hats and other elements.

You can purchase any of these items at my online store.  Don't forget that if you spend $25 you will automatically enrolled in the Cyber Club for this month and receive all the freebies.

September 27, 2009

MONDAY'S MARVELOUS PROJECT - EXTREME SURFBOARD

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Over the past few days I have been playing with some "Extreme" Stampsets... all found on pages 80-81 of the catalogue.  Extreme Surfboad and Extreme Elements were used today for this card.  The inspiration for this card came from another Stampin' Up! Demonstrator, Sandy MacIver.  She also used this stamp set and created a beautiful card.  The layout was one of the Mojo Monday layouts. 

Surfing Card

To create the actual surfer image I stamped it first with Versamark Ink and then sprinkled 3 different embossing powders on the image: black, silver, and iridescent ice.  After the image was embossed and heat set I used my aqua painter to add some touches of Bermuda Bay and Bashful Blue to the water splashes.  The image was then carefully cut out and popped onto the background images from the Extreme Elements set which were stamped with Bashful Blue, Bermuda Bay and Gable Green.

The panels and the background paper is from the Kaleidoscope Collection and worked so well with the color scheme.  The only embellishment used was the small brad on the greeting which perfectly matches the Bermuda Bay cardstock.

Here is the full supply list for this card:

Cardstock: Bermuda Bay, Basic Black, Gable Green, Whisper White

Designer Paper: Kaleidoscope

Ink: Versamark, Basic Black, Bashful Blue, Gable Green, Bermuda Bay

Embossing Powders: Black. Silver and Iridescent Ice

Stampsets: Extreme Elements, Extreme Surfboard and Sweet Sentiments

Tools: Heat Gun, Modern Label Punch, Word Window Punch

You can purchase any of these items at my online store.  Don't forget that if you spend $25 you will automatically enrolled in the Cyber Club for this month and receive all the freebies.

 

September 26, 2009

MY DIGITAL STUDIO IS AVAILABLE TO PURCHASE ON OCT.1-09

I'm excited for you to see how wonderful this new software program is and how user friendly it will be.  What a great way to created a design sketch even before you touch your paper or SImply Scrappin' Kits. To give you a sneek peek here is a great little video which will help you to get a glimpse into this great new product!

September 23, 2009

HOSTESS CLUB WITH A TEEN TWIST

The next Hostess Club is just a week away and we will be creating some fresh and funky cards in celebration of Teens.

Here are the projects:

BLACK, RED & WHITE CARD

BUTTERFLY CARD

GUITAR CARD

YOU ROCK CARD

For more details regarding the class go to the Hostess Club Page.  There are still openings to join the club or to come as a guess just to make the projects.  Guests pay $10.00 only for the club.  Contact me today to reserve your spot.

WIN FREE CARD INSTRUCTIONS!

Don't miss this weeks current blog challenge and feel free to add your artwork!  You will have the chance to win free instructions for the following cards:

Halloween Color Challenge

TRUE FRIEND COLOR CHALLENGE

To enter the contest and view details go to the COLOR CHALLENGE PAGE.

WEDNESDAY'S WONDERFUL PRODUCTS - THE HOLIDAY MINI

Do you like a challenge?  I do!!  Now I know that you have all received your Holiday Mini in the mail and if you haven't you should let me know so I can send you one.  The question is, have you looked at it?  To help you get to know what's in there I have made up a little challenge.  Anyone who can answer all 10 questions will have thier name entered in a draw a free package of the Christmas Cocoa Specialty paper.

Holidaymini

Download Mini Holiday Catalogue Challenge

Email your completed questons to cindy@cindyloustampingguru.com  to get a chance to win the Christmas Cocoa Speciatly paper.

If you would like to go shopping from the Holiday Mini Catalogue simply go to my Stampin' Up Website and click on the "shop now" button.  Spend $25 online and you will automatically receive the products from this month's Cyber Club.




September 22, 2009

TUESDAY'S TERRIFIC TIP - FAN FOLD EMBELLISHMENTS

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I have noticed that many of the embellishments I have seen lately in the craft stores have fan fold designs and they are pretty pricey!  Just so you know what I'm talking about here's a card with one in the center.

FOLDED AUTUMN CARD1

Here are some easy instructions to follow so that you can make these with any of your designer papers.

  • Cut a 12" by the desired widith of designer paper (Mine was 1-1/2")
  • Score this strip at every 1/4"
  • Fan fold the entire strip...one fold in and one fold out all the way across
  • Adhere the two end pieces together with right sides together
  • Place this on a flat surface and flatten all the folds towards the center until there is just a small circle left in the center of the piece
  • Place a large pop dot on the center to keep the fan in place
  • Cover with a a cardstock circle and any other embellishment you might like to add
  • Turn the piece over and once again add a Pop Dot to the back and adhere it to your finished project

If you scallop the edge of your piece before fan folding you will end up with a cute little flower.  For a complete tutorial and video for the scalloped ones here's a great link on Splitcoast Stampers.

http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/resources/tutorials/fanfoldflower/

Card Supply List:

Stampset: Wandering Words from the Holiday Mini

Cardstock: Always Artichoke, More Mustard, Ruby Red

Designer Paper: Autumn Traditions

Embellishements: Theater Ribbon, More Mustard Buttons, Chipboard

Ink: Soft Suede

Tools: Scoring Tool, Scallop Edge Punch, 1" CIrcle Punch, Bigz Clear Circle Die, The Big Shot

You can purchase any of these items at my online store.  Don't forget that if you spend $25 you will automatically enrolled in the Cyber Club for this month and receive all the freebies.


September 21, 2009

MONDAY'S MARVELOUS PROJECT - HAPPY FALL Y'ALL

Here's my card for the Monday Mojo Challenge and since it is also the first day of rfall I thought I'd run with it as the theme.

Mojo Monday Thanksful

I really like this week's layout.  What a great idea to layer the 1-3/8" Circles to made such great bottom borders.  I also like how all these colors blended so well.  Gardent Green, Ruby Red, More Mustard and Natruals White.  The twill wide and narrow tape also was the perfect look since the whole design has a naturals feel.  I also love the Dotted Delicates Rub-Ons and of course they are so quick and easy to use.  The joy of them is that you get exact placement every time!

Thanks for stopping by!  Happy Fall Y'all!!  Feel free to leave a comment if you like.

September 18, 2009

FRIDAY'S FABULOUS STAMP SET - BERRY CHRISTMAS

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Today's featured projects were completed at last week's downline meeting and so the ideas are those of 2 of my fellow demonstrators Kim and Jacqueline.  They are simple and easy for you to try at home.  The stamp set is one of the new Christmas sets in the Holiday Mini Catalogue from page 20.  Here are the images from the "Berry Christmas" stamp set.

Berry Christmas Stamp Set 

Here are the cards:

Kim's

KIM'S MAKE MERRY CARD 

Supply List:

Cardstock: Whisper White, Real Red, Soft Suede

Designer Paper: Christmas Cocoa Specialty

Inks: Soft Suede Classic, Real Red Classic, Whisper White Craft Ink

Embellishments: Vintage Brads, Real Red Double Stitched Grosgrain Ribbon

 

Jacqueline's:

MAKE MERRY HOLLY CARD 

Supply List:

Cardstock: Real Red, Whisper White, Chocolate Chip, Handsome Hunter

Ink: Handsome Hunter, Real Red Markers, Real Red Classic, Handsome Hunter Classic

Embellishments: Real Red grosgrain ribbon, Red Brads

You can purchase any of these items at my online store.  Don't forget that if you spend $25 you will automatically enrolled in the Cyber Club for this month and receive all the freebies.

 


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