Friday, March 27, 2015

FM202 Masculine Birthday

This week's Friday Mashup is brought to us by Breelin, a sketch and masculine theme. 

I dug into my past Paper Pumpkin kits and found Hey, Man.  How fun to use prepared items to create a new card!

The week's Mash Up! Challenge:

Sketch by Breelin
  • Create a project using the "Sketch". 
  • Create a project with a "Masculine Theme". 
  • or Mash it Up! and create a "Masculine themed project using the Sketch".
Stamps: Wood You Be Mine?; Paper: Soft Suede, Very Vanilla; Ink: Marina Mist, Blushing Bride, Wild Wasabi, Always Artichoke, Soft Suede, Black Stazon; Accessories: Hey, Man Paper Pumpkin kit, Cupcake builder punch, Pinking Hearts border punch, Aquapainter, Sponge, Square Lattice EF, Big Shot.

The Sale-a-bration promotion is coming to a close at the end of the month.  Have you Sale-a-brated today?

Thursday, March 26, 2015

March's Paper Pumpkin ~ Sew You

This month's Paper Pumpkin kit came, just in time for some birthday playdate invitations.  Love when that happens!

Little Missy and I had a good time teaching her how to back-stitch. She whistles while she sews!


Don't forget... only until March 31...


Save $5 and earn a free Sale-a-Bration item with a 3-month prepaid subscription through March 31.

Item
Paper Pumpkin Prepaid Subscription
Price (Shipping Included)
137858
 1 month
$19.95
137859
 3 months
$59.85 $54.85 (through March 31)
137860
 6 months
$113.70 -- save $1 per month
137861
 12 months
$215.40 -- save $2 per month

You will receive a subscription code which you will redeem at www.mypaperpumpkin.com.


Wanna see what all comes with a monthly kit?  Here's March's reveal, so cute on its own or as alternative projects, coming soon to a blog near you...


Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Stampin' Up Celebrate Today Again

For a recent Sale-a-bration workshop, I thought the Celebrate Today stamp set and coordinating framelits were great showcase products.

I flipped the color scheme from an earlier stamp club project.  The images and patterned paper lend to such a bright and festive card!  This one used the Freshly Made Sketches #177 layout.

Stamps: Celebrate Today; Paper: Basic Black, Whisper White, Birthday Bash DSP; Ink: Crushed Curry, Coastal Cabana, Bermuda Bay, Memento Tuxedo Black; Accessories: Bermuda Bay Sequin trim, White baker's twine, Large Polka Dots EF, Balloon framelits, Big Shot.

Here are this week's Weekly Deals -

Artisan Label Punch
Artisan Label Punch
Price: $15.95 $11.96
Crushed Curry Baker's Twine by Stampin' Up!
Crushed Curry Baker's Twine
Price: $2.95 $2.21
Epic Day Designer Washi Tape
Epic Day Designer Washi Tape
Price: $4.95 $3.71
Fringe Scissors
Fringe Scissors
Price: $9.95 $7.46
Gold Fancy Designer Vellum Foil
Gold Fancy Designer Vellum Foil
Price: $10.95 $8.21
Label Love Clear Stamp Set
Price: $17.95 $13.46
Petite Petals Punch
Petite Petals Punch
Price: $12.95 $9.71

Monday, March 23, 2015

MDSM106 Apple Picking

Beth gives us this week's MDS Monday sketch.

I've mentioned that I really like the "week in review" type layout, so I took Beth's sketch and transformed it into that type of sketch, as best I could.

Here's this week's sketch -

MDS Elements: Enjoy Every Moment - dotted circle, Moments Ago, Amped Up Ampersands, Happy Life - week number, Convention 2012 DSP, Howlstooth & Scaringbone DSP, Alphabet Soup punches, Mini Flag Banner Punch, Daffodil Delight Striped Grosgrain Ribbon; Font: The Skinny, Arial Narrow.

Let's take a moment to discuss the "sunsetting" of My Digital Studio.
  • Software, downloads, and printing services will no longer be available after May 31, 2015.
  • MyDigitalStudio.net, MDS Facebook, Pinterest, and the My Library app will also be unavailable after May 31, 2015.
  • Can I continue to use MDS and print at other locations (Shutterfly, Costco, etc.)?  YES!
  • What about the downloads I have on my "wish list"?  Purchase them now before they are gone.
  • What about the downloads I have already purchased?  You should back up your software and your downloads, as they will no longer be accessible through Stampin' Up.  You may also want to download any purchases in the "For programs other than MDS" form so you can use your downloads anywhere.
  • We will be posting useful transition information on MDS Monday challenge site.

Friday, March 20, 2015

FM201 Papillon Hello

Amy's first challenge as host with the Friday Mashup is a color challenge plus a see-through element.

Starting with the new Sheer Perfection printed vellum, only available during Sale-a-bration through March 31, I colored the backside with Blendabilities markers and layered it with First Edition DSP.  I used a past sketch from Mashup #151.

This Week's Mash Up! Challenge: 

  • Create a project using Rich Razzleberry, Smoky Slate & Pacific Point*". 
  • Create a project with a "See-thru element (window, acetate, vellum). 
  • or Mash it Up! and create a project "using the colors above and a see thru element".
Stamps: Papillon Potpourri; Paper: Bermuda Bay, Smoky Slate, Very Vanilla, Sheer Perfection printed vellum, First Edition DSP; Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Coastal Cabana & Rich Razzleberry Blendabilities; Accessories: Bermuda Bay sequin trim, Chevron EF, Hello You thinlits, Banners framelits, Big Shot, Sewing machine, Thread.

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Paper Pumpkin Layers of Gratitude Notecards

Using February's Paper Pumpkin kit, Layers of Gratitude, I created a collection of notecards which neatly fit into the paper box that comes in the kit.

I added patterned envelopes using the Envelope Punch Board for seamless coordination.  Here's a close-up look at one of my favorites, so you can see the gold tones.

The notecards fit neatly into the box included in the kit.

I'm entering my notecard collection, particularly the triangle-star card, in this month's My Pumpkin Challenge.  I had another idea for a special fold with this kit, but it didn't use any PP stamps, so I'll be sharing that one in a future post.

Stamps: Layers of Gratitude (PP Feb 2015), All Shook Up (PP Dec 2014); Paper: Whisper White, Subtles, Regals, Brights, In Color Collection DSP Stack; Ink: Pool Party, Coastal Cabana, Marina Mist, Night of Navy, Daffodil Delight, Tangerine Tango, Memento Tuxedo Black, Gold Encore; Accessories: Gold Sequin trim, Layers of Gratitude kit, Clear EP, Envelope Punch Board, Stylus, Word Bubbles framelits, Stars framelits, Big Shot, Dimensionals.


Through March 31, save $5 and earn a free Sale-a-Bration item with a 3-month prepaid subscription.

Item
Paper Pumpkin Prepaid Subscription
Price (Shipping Included)
137858
 1 month
$19.95
137859
 3 months
$59.85 $54.85 (through March 31)
137860
 6 months
$113.70 -- save $1 per month
137861
 12 months
$215.40 -- save $2 per month

You will receive a subscription code which you will redeem at www.mypaperpumpkin.com.


Want to see what all comes with a monthly kit?  Here's February's, used for this month's alternate projects.



Check out all of the alternate Paper Pumpkin projects.

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

I Am The Danger & Announcements

I love when we can insert pop culture into our crafting.  Not too long ago Mad Men creeped into my creativity journal.  For a twisted swap, I thought how funny would it be to take a cute little chemist from Pi Day and turn him Breaking Bad?

I used clean&simple layout #314.

Stamps: Spec-tacular, Pi Day (There She Goes); Paper: Basic Black, Whisper White, Rockabilly DSP; Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Smoky Slate & Coastal Cabana Blendabilities; Accessories: e-cutter; Font: The Skinny.

MDS Announcement: Major changes are underway at Stampin' Up! We have been examining programs throughout the company to determine how effective each one is—all with the intent to provide our demonstrators with the best possible opportunities for growth and success. After careful evaluation and consideration, Stampin’ Up! has determined that we will no longer offer MDS or its associated professional print services (effective May 31, 2015). Please view the Q&A document for more information.

Hispanic Market Announcement: After careful evaluation and consideration, Stampin’ Up! has made the decision to stop supporting the Hispanic market (effective May 31, 2015).

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More Sale-a-bration Items: Since Blendabilities are no longer available as a Sale-A-Bration redemption item, we anticipate that the demand on other Sale-A-Bration items will be higher than forecasted. For that reason, all Sale-A-Bration items (with the exception of stamps) will be available "while supplies last." To help alleviate any inconvenience this may cause, we've made more items available to redeem for free during these last few weeks of Sale-A-Bration.

This Week's Weekly Deals:

Argyle Textured Impressions Embossing Folder
Argyle Textured Impressions Embossing Folder
Price: $7.95 $5.96
Calypso Coral 1/2 Seam Binding Ribbon by Stampin' Up!
Calypso Coral 1/2" Seam Binding Ribbon
Price: $6.95 $5.21
Chocolate Chip 3/4 Chevron Ribbon
Chocolate Chip 3/4" Chevron Ribbon
Price: $8.95 $6.71
Honeycomb Textured Impressions Embossing Folder
Honeycomb Textured Impressions Embossing Folder
Price: $7.95 $5.96
Modern Mosaic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder
Modern Mosaic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder
Price: $7.95 $5.96
Mosaic Madness Clear Stamp Set
Price: $18.95 $14.21
Very Vanilla 5/8 Satin Ribbon by Stampin' Up!
Very Vanilla 5/8" Satin Ribbon
Price: $6.95 $5.21
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