Friday, July 22, 2011

Retired Products For Sale--Buy 2 get 3rd FREE!

List removed do to a very productive sale.  I will not be listing stamps for sale until late spring or summer.  Thank you to all those who bought my retired products.  I hope you enjoy they as much as I did.

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

"Hello" Card

I wanted to give a quick update for those looking for my retired stamp set list. I will do my best to have the list up soon. My person computer is out for repair, so I have to retype the entire list of stamp sets and sale prices. It is a long, list so please be patient. The first place the list will appear is here, so my loyal followers can have first selection.
On to some stampin. We made several cards at the Open House the other day. This one features the 2011-2013 In Colors that were just brought out by Stampin' Up! As always the colors are available in Cardstock, Ink, Markers, Ink refills, and a variety of designer paper and accessories. For this card, I used a Wisteria Wonder card base under my Whisper White stamp area. (Pardon the photo--I will try and upload better ones when my computer returns). The flower/leaf stamp from the "My Friend" stamp set was done in a two tone effect with Pool Party and Lucky Limeade Classic Inks. The sentiment, from the same stamp set, was done in Calypso Coral Classic Ink. To add a little decoration I used the Paper Piecing tool and made holes around the tail and "h" of the image. The strip at the bottom was punched with the ever popular Dotted Scallop Ribbon Border Punch. The brad there is from the NEW 2011-2013 In Color Designer Printer Brads set. You get 8 brads of each of the 5 new In Colors.

Check back soon for more projects from the Open House event.

You can always order Stampin' Up! Products online 24/7 at my Stampin' Up! Website. You can also contact me about hosting your own workshop to make this and other great projects.

Products Used:

Stamps: My Friend (Wood Mount #122585, Clear Mount #122587)

Colors: Wisteria Wonder, Lucky Limeade, Pool Party, Calypso Coral

Accessories: Designer Printed Brads #122940, Paper-Piercing Tool #116631, Mat Pack #105862, Dotted Scallop Ribbon Border Punch #119275

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Faux Mother of Pearl Series--Part 3 of 3

This is the last project we did in stamp club using the Faux Mother of Pearl Technique. It is a book mark. They were truely simple to do and became a quick favorite of everyone in stamp club.Again, it is important to remember when stamping over the shimmer paint to use Stazon ink. The flowers are colored in using Stampin' Write Markers. The tassle is easy to make if you know the trick. (Post coming soon) I wish there was a better way to photograph this technique. The shimmer the Mother of Pearl technique adds to the projects is fabulous.

Products Used:

Stamps: Elements of Style

Colors: So Saffron Ink, Whisper White Cardstock, Black Stazon Ink, Subtles Markers

Accessories: Wide Grosgrain Ribbon, Brayer, Linen Thread, Frost Shimmer Paint, Crop-A-Dile

Friday, July 8, 2011

Faux Mother of Pearl Series--Part 2 of 3

For the second project of stamp club each month we do a scrapbook page. Using the same technique as we did on the card, we created the boarder for the bottom of the page and for the title bar at the top.

To get the even coloring on the long strip we used a brayer to apply the Certainly Celery ink over the dabbed Shimmer Paint. A brayer is a wonderful way to get even coverage of ink over a large area. It is also useful for applying ink to large background size stamps. When stamping over top of the Mother of Pearl technique (like with the grass) it is important to use Stazon Ink. The butterfly is made by folding a die cut in half and tying a small piece of hemp twine around the body.

New stamp clubs are getting ready to start soon. Contact me for more information on how to join.

Products Used:

Stamps: Inspired by Nature, Build A Blossom

Colors: Pretty in Pink, Certainly Celery, So Saffron, Whisper White, Black Stazon

Accessories: Brayer, Blossoms Petal Punch, Hemp Twine, Antique Designer Brads, Scallop Border Punch, Big Shot, Beautiful Butterflies Stampin' Up! Bigz Die

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Faux Mother of Pearl Series--Part 1 of 3

My monthly stamping club does three projects each month focusing on a new technique. A few months back, we did Faux Mother of Pearl. It is technique that gives a pearl shine to the project. Many times this technique is used in the backgrounds and sadly photos just don't do this technicque the justice it deserves.
The first project in the series was a birthday card. The Faux Mother of Pearl technique was used on the background paper. The cupcakes were stamped onto scrap paper and punched out with the Cupcake punch. A few dimensionals and they really jump off the card. The pom pom trim was in the Occassions Mini and is sadly not available right now, but Stampin' Up! has a lot of brand new ribbons that they just added to the New 2011-2012 Idea Book & Catalog. Check them out HERE.

To learn techniques like the faux Mother of Pearl, consider hosting your own workshop with family and friends or joining my stamp club.

Products Used:

Stamps: Create-A-Cupcake

Colors: Daffodil Delight, Melon Mambo, Tangerine Tango, Whisper White, Early Espresso

Accessories: Melon Mambo Pom Pom Trim, Frost White Shimmer Paint, Cupcake Punch, Stampin' Spounges, Dimensionals

You can view the entire current Stampin' Up! Catalog or order products online 24/7 at My Stampin' Up! Website.

Monday, July 4, 2011

Happy 4th of July

Happy Independence Day everyone!
Our church has been doing special things for all of our parishioners who reside at the Veterans Center the last couple weeks. Some people have been asked to visit them, others to make cards, others to say a special prayer or dedicate a mass service to them. We randomly drew names from a basket with what task to do.

Wouldn't you know it, my task was to make our veteran a card. I made this card today in honor of the 4th of July for our veteran. My husband took our oldest to the Veteran Center to deliver the card and visit another member we also selected from the basket. The technique used on the card background is inlaid embossing. This is done with the Big Shot and an embossing folder.

Products Used:
Stamps: Land of the Free (Summer mini catalog)
Colors: Night of Navy, Riding Hood Red, Whisper White, Confetti White (Card Base)
Accessories: White Wide Grosgrain Ribbon (Retired), Big Shot, Square Lattice Embossing Folder, Star Punch (retired)

You can view all the current Stampin' Up! Catalogs and place orders online 24/7 at My Stampin' Up! Website.

Thanks for viewing my blog today and to all our service men and women for their dedicated service to our country.

Friday, July 1, 2011

New Catalog Open House & Garage Sale

It is here. It is available. The New 2011-2012 Idea Book & Catalog. The catalog can be viewed online starting today at my Stampin' Up! Website. You can also contact me on how to receive your very own copy.

I am hosting an Open House/Garage Sale on July 16th from 11:00-1:00 (10:00 start time for my past hostesses). I have lots of retired stamps that need new homes. For one day and one day only, I am offering them in a Buy One Get One format. Purchase products from the new catalog at the event and receive equal value of my retired stamps for FREE! No need to choose from new or retired products--get them both at this event. I have several stamp sets that have been retired for more than a year. As an added bonus they will be discounted from their original value, so you can get even more for your purchase.

A Make-N-Take and light lunch will be provided. Everyone will also go home with a copy of the New 2011-2012 Idea Book & Catalog.

This is a one time event. After July 16th, my retired items will only be available for sale. A list of my remaining retired stamps will be posted here shortly after the event for purchase by mail.

NEW Stamp Set of the Month Program

Introducing the NEW Stamp Set of the Month Program

July 2011 Stamp Set of the Month: "My Friend"

Accessory of the Month: Mini Library Clips

When you order the July “Stamp Set of the Month” Bundle, you’ll get a kit containing all of the precut pieces needed to make 6 of the cards shown above for FREE! Additionally, you’ll be e-mailed a PDF File that contains step-by-step instructions on how to make the card shown above along with 3 BONUS designs for creative inspiration on other things that can be done with the featured stamp set so you can see it’s versatility and get the most bang for the buck! Supply Lists are included for the bonus designs, but not instructions.

Want more precut pieces? No problem! When you order the Stamp Set of the Month Bundle, you can order additional quantities of precut cardstock pieces in increments of 6 so that you can make as many as you want to have on hand!

July Stamp Set of the Month WOOD Bundle: $40.90 + Shipping and Tax
(Includes your order for the “My Friend” stamp set in wood mount and 1 package of Mini Library Clips plus the FREE kit) Shipping for Kit Out of Town Additional $2.00

July Stamp Set of the Month CLEAR Bundle: $32.90 + Shipping and Tax
(Includes your order the “My Friend” stamp set in clear mount and 1 package of Mini Library Clips plus the FREE kit) Shipping for Kit Out of Town Additional $2.00

Additional Quantities of the July Kit: $6 + Shipping for every set of 6 cards

Already have the featured Stamp Set or Accessory? No problem. You can order any stamp set and/or accessory of equal value to the featured items and still receive the FREE kit and PDF File!

Other supplies you’ll want to order: Pear Pizzazz, Rich Razzleberry, Soft Suede and Night of Navy Classic Ink; 2 ½” Circle Punch, Medium White Envelopes, SNAIL Adhesive and Bone Folder.

Contact Kathleen Brill-Myrice to Order Today!