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8 posts from July 2010

July 19, 2010

MONDAY`S MARVELOUS PROJECT

Today`s featured project was created with the ``Cute by the Inch`` Level 2 Hostess Set.

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This adorable stamp set was created to coordinate with the Petal Card Punch.

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I used the designer paper from the Blueberry Crisp Collection which has such yummy shades of blues!

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Here`s what I came up with using this winning combination of products:

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For the background of the Pacific Blue card stock I also used the small flower punch from the Razzle Dazzle Stamp Set.  For embellishments I used the Very Vanilla Satin Ribbon and brads.  You can purchase these products online 24-7 by visiting my Stampin`Up! Website and clicking on the ``Shop Now`` button.

http://www.stampinup.net/esuite/home/cynthiagrantham/ 

Be sure to check out my upcoming classes on my Calendar and sign up for your favorites.

http://cindyloustampingguru.typepad.com/cindy_lou_stamping_guru/calendar-of-events.html  
  

July 17, 2010

TODAY WAS OUR CHRISTMAS IN JULY HOLIDAY CLUB

If you didn't make it today we had so much fun!  All the gals came ready to swap and receiv prizes for the fabulous cards they created for my blog contest.   A very large thank you to all of you who were so kind to leave comments and pick your favorite cards!  It was truly appreciated!

Besides the Christmas Carols, Christmas Card Swaps and gifts, one of the gals brought us some very yummy treats, White Chocolate Snowflakes with ground peppermint!  Thanks so much Sherry, it was so delicious!  PS Wayne loved it too!  LOL

Here are the cards we creeated while we sang along with some Christmas Carols by Michael Buble!

HAPPY HOLIDAYS

SEASON'S GREETINGS

'TIS THE SEASON

TRIMMING THE TREE

WREATH OF JOY

Heres what we used for NEW PRODUCTS from the new Idea Book & Catalogue for 2010-2011:

Cardstock & Classic Inks: Cherry Cobbler, Pear Pizzaz 

Stampsets: Holiday Happiness, Gifted, Welcome Christmas

Designer Paper: Jolly Holiday

Embellishments: Basic Rhinestones, 1/8" Very Vanilla Taffeta Ribbon, 1/2" Pear Pizzazz Stitched Ribbon, Regals Brads

Tools:2-3/8" Scallop Circle Punch, Dotted Scallop Ribbon Border Punch

You can purchase all these products online at my Stampin' Up! Website by simply clicking on the Shop Now button.  For best results while surfing either my Stampin' Up! website or the main Stampin' Up! website be sure to download FIRE FOX internet browser.


  


  
  

July 06, 2010

CHRISTMAS IN JULY CONTEST


 
Today I have a fantastic post for you.  In my Holiday Club we are celebrating Christmas in July this month.  All 5 of the regular members of the club have entered their best artwork, for a chance to win prizes.  The cards are Christmas themed.  The cards are gorgeous and it's going to be tough to pick winners because they have pulled out all the stops.

I need your help please.  I need you to vote on your favorite set of cards and on your favorite card.  Simply leave your vote in the comments section below the post.  All the cards have been named so please vote by the card name for your individual card.  For the set simply pick one of the sets which are all numbered 1-5.  Sure hope you will help me to find the Christmas in July champion card maker!

CARD SET #1

1-A

1-A

1-B

1-B

1-C

1-C

CARD SET #2

CARD 2-A

2-A

2-A open

CARD 2-B

2-B

2-B with envelope

2-C

2-C

CARD SET #3

3-A

3-A

 3-A open

3-B

3-B
 
 3-B inside

3-C

3-C

3-C inside

CARD SET #4

4-A

4-A outside

4-A

4-B

4-B

4-B inside

4-C

4-C

4-D

4-D

4-D inside 
  
CARD SET #5

5-A

5-A

5-B

5-B

5-C

5-C

I'm sure you will agree with me that the gals have done a magnificent job!  Please pick your favorites by leaving comments below the post. Don't forget to pick both a favorite card set and a favorite card.  Happy voting all! 
  
 
 
 
  
  
 
  
 
 
 
 
  


  
  
  
  

July 05, 2010

OUT WITH THE OLD AND IN WITH THE NEW!

Now that Stampin' Up! has launched their brand new catalogue, it means of course that there is a whole new palette of colors for you to start collecting.  To make it super easy to replace your old supplies with the fresh new colors Stampin' Up! has some fabulous new Colour Kits available to make your transition that much simpler!

Here are all the kits that are now available!!!

Stampin' Write Markers (13)


MARKERS 

 Stampin' Pastels (19)

PASTELS

All New Cardstock and Classic Stampin' Pads for the main color families (16)

CARDSTOCK & INKS

Watercolor Wonder Crayons (17)

WATERCOLORS

IN COLOUR Cardstock and Classic Stampin' Pads (5)

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Cardstock and Classic Stampin' Pad New Colour Kit (6)

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To order your kits please contact me at (902) 864-0825 or email me at: cindy@cindyloustampingguru.com

You may also go to my website and click on the Shop Now button, to order your kits online.  http://www.stampinup.net/esuite/home/cynthiagrantham/ 

July 02, 2010

FRIDAY'S FABULOUS PROJECTS

As promised yesterday here are the remaining two cards for my Stampin' Pastel class.

METALLIC INKS AND CHALKS

This card was created using the Studio Sketches stamp set.  First I stamped the image using Silver Metallic Ink.  After heat setting the ink I then added the colors for the pears and a little extra gray on the pitcher.  It has the appearance of spotlighting since only the pears have colors that stand out and are picked up with the paper and cardstock colors.

VERSAMARK & CHALKS

This card was stamped with Versamark ink and then colored using Stampin' Pastels and a Q-Tip.  I love the new Concord Crush color and the contrast of the Certain Celery.  The Stamp Set used is a Level 1 Hostess Set, Because I care.  Definitely one you will want to earn for your collection.  Call me today to book your own workshop for you and your friends.  No previous stamping experience is needed!

Once again if you would like to join me for this class on using Stampin' Pastels please see all the details at:

http://cindyloustampingguru.typepad.com/cindy_lou_stamping_guru/july-hostess-club-2-featuring-stampin-pastels.html 
  

July 01, 2010

JULY HOLIDAY CLUB IS CELEBRATING CHRISTMAS!

That's right, we are having Christmas in July!  All the members are going to swap some of their beautiful creations, and we are going to create some Christmas cheer using some of the new Christmas goodies in our BRAND NEW catalogue.

Here are the products we will be using in this one time event, that you can't possibly miss!!  The projects will be fantastic and the frienships will be fun!

Gifted Stamp Set

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Want to decorate a tree in July?  How about this one:

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Now just for those added touches add a little Jolly Holiday Designer Paper:

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Don't you just love the winning combination of Cherry Cobbler and Always Artichoke.  I can't wait until my supplies arrive so I can start creating this class!!  For heaven's sake don't miss it!!!

WHEN: SATURDAY, JULY 17-2010

TIME: 9:30-12:30

COST: $25

REGISTRATION DEADLINE: SATURDAY JULY 10-2010

Register by calling Cindy at (902) 864-0825 or emailing me at cindy@cindyloustampingguru.com

You can also register online, safely and securely using Pay Pal by clicking on the link below:

   

THURSDAY'S THOUGHTS ON TECHNIQUES

One of the things I have always loved to play with are our Stampin' Pastels.  They really are such a great coloring tool and of course the big bonus of owning a set is that you have every color available in one neet little package.  Did you know that if you have a set of the Pastels in the old colors that you can purchase a new Colour Kit for just $18.95?  This will update your existing pastels with all the new fantastic colors.

In our next Hostess Club we will be featuring how to use the Stampin' Pastels.  Here are the cards that I created for the class:

BLENDED CHALKS

The first card is a cute little baby card made with the BRAND NEW stamp set, "Baby Bundle" which has 16 delightful stamps included.  This cute little carriage was stamped with Early Expresson Classic ink and then coloured using a Blender Pen and chalks.  Baja Breeze and Pretty in Pink make the perfect combination for the new little bundle, don't you think?

CHALKED BORDERS

This is another soft and delicate card created by sponging chalk with a cotton ball all around the border of the Specialty paper PRESTO PATTERNS.  You can see how the Diamond pattern in the paper resists the chalk to reveal the beautiful pattern.  I then stamped the image using markers and stamps from the Watercolor Trio.   The color palette for this card includes Wild Wasabi and Blushing Bride.  I'm just loving all the new colors to play with aren't you?  The colors are all so rich and vibrant.  Love them all!

If you would like to join my Stamp of the Month club for July you can check out all the details at:

http://cindyloustampingguru.typepad.com/cindy_lou_stamping_guru/july-hostess-club-2-featuring-stampin-pastels.html

Tune in tomorrow, when I feature 2 more cards from the class.
  

WEDNESDAY'S WONDERFUL PRODUCT - GREENHOUSE GALA D/P

Try not to drop dead from the shock but guess who's back?!!!  I finally actually stamped today for the first time in 3 weeks.  Must be a record for me.  With the sale of our house and the purchase of our new home, my online class and many many things I finally had time to stamp today!  I was in terrible withdrawal!

Today I was preparing for some of my July classes.  The Stamp of the Month club this month will be particularly fun as we will be using two of the NEW matching products in the BRAND NEW catalogue.  Did you realize you can now shop from it? 

First product is the Greenhouse Gala Designer Paper which has the beautiful palette of:

PEAR PIZZAZZ, DAFFODIL DELIGHT, CHOCOLATE CHIP, REAL RED, PUMPKIN PIE AND BAJA BREEZE.

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This delightful paper has a matching stampset called, "FRIENDS NEVER FADE". 

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Here is one of the cards I made with this great combination of BRAND NEW products.

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I love this color combination of the In Color Poppy Parade and two of the new colros, Daffodil Delight and Early Expresso.  If you would llike to join me for this month's Stamp of the month class you can check out all the details at and see the rest of the projects at:

http://cindyloustampingguru.typepad.com/cindy_lou_stamping_guru/stamp-of-the-month-club-for-july-2010.html

PS Only 39 days until I move!  YAHOO!


   


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