Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Undefined by Stampin' Up! probably our most creative product to date.

I Love our Undefined Stamp Carving Kits.  I know you will too!  The creativity....it's all about the creativity...it's your own creation and when you stamp with it...the satisfaction that you feel is amazing.  
My first artwork was this football helmet for my boys.

It was just practice but I fell in love with the whole process.  I loved collecting ideas that others have created in my Pinterest account and when my daughter, Natasha, who loves to draw, decided to take one of her drawings to the rubber, I was impressed.  Here is her creation....

Check out the detail in those leaves!  the image to the left, is stamped and colored. It's not the drawing.  I should have included that...it was just a pencil drawing.   She did clear mount her stamp rather than applying to the wood block. Here' my thing....I think that there are lots of people that don't even stamp that would love to create their own stamp and Christmas might be a great time to get them started.


Order your kits for Christmas today..and
even a refill or 2 because once you get started,
you just want to keep creating.
Here are the numbers:
#133402  Carving Kit         $19.95
#134808 Refill Kit                $9.95
#124236 Clearmount foam  $10.95
Here's the link to my store, and remember when you order $25 or more online this month of December, you get a gift from me...but you have to click the link that says, allow demonstrator to contact me, otherwise I won't know who ordered from me and please add this hostess code on checkout: R6AGHCYM

If you are needing these in time for Christmas, you may want to 2-day air your order.  It's an extra $20, I think, but it may be worth it during the rat race.

Here are a few other's ideas that I've collected because they are so creative.  If you'd like to go to their sites...just follow me on pinterest, Cindy Fodor, and go to my Undefined board.  I have lots more ideas there.





Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Stampin' Up! Shimmering Butterflies

We made this card at Sherrie Robinson's shoebox swap.  The project was designed by Linda Warren.  It was one of those cards that I said, "I have to do this for class, they will love it".  And sure enough, everyone loves it.  
Products:
Swallowtail stamp#129216  $13.95
Oval Framelits  #129381  $26.95
Pistachio Pudding and White Cardstock, plus Silver Glimmer Paper
Directions:
1. Stamp the Swallowtail design with Staz On on white cardstock, then place #4 (from the smallest) of our new Oval Framelits dies, over the butterfly as shown in the picture below. 
2. Position the top cutting plate only to the wings of the butterfly as shown.  It will only cut when both plates are above and below the cutting surface so anything outside the top cutting plate is 'safe'.

3. Once you'd cut the oval shape, you'll continue to cut the remainder of the butterfly with scissors as shown in the example above.
4. Then you can color in the butterfly with markers or sponge daubers.
5. The remainder of the card is cut with the next 2 sizes of ovals. 


What do  you think?  I'd love to hear your comments.  Let me know what color combinations you do this in.

If you need supplies, you know where to find them!  




Hello, Lovely--Trick Pull Out card

I've been saving this pattern for a long time because I think it's such a cool idea.  Hope you like it.  I'm including a bunch of pics cause I don't have time to do a video.

  • My colors are Smoky Slate, Crisp Cantaloupe, and Pistachio Pudding.  
  • I used the Winter Frost DSP in Pistachio along with the Pistachio ribbon for an accent.
  • The stamp set is Hello, Lovely  #130243
  • Other products: Chalk Talk Framelits, 1 1/4" circle punch, cropadile, organza ribbon (cut in half), rhinestones, sticky strip
Directions:
1. Cut sheet Basic Grey in half to make 5 1/2" X 8 1/2", score on long side at 2 1/2 and 6.  *Do not fold til you've stamped
2. Stamp the squares in a diamond pattern along the inside edge of each score line. Also, stamp the Thank You saying in Smoky Slate on a scrap of white.  Stamp the small square in Crisp Cantaloupe.  Cut it out with a die from Chalk Talk Framelits.
3. After you've stamped, fold and glue your piece with sticky strip so that you've created this------------------------------------------------------------------->
4. Next, punch out 1/3 of a circle on the end...thru all layers to create a pull out tab area.
5. Punch a hole thru all layers just below the area that you just punched out (you can see the hole on the photo below #6
6. Cut a piece of white cardstock to 5" x 3 1/4" and stamp it as shown
7. String your ribbon from front to back thru your grey card.  Take the white piece you've just stamped and insert into the grey card, pushing down the ribbon. Pull the ends of the ribbon up and around the white card and tie in a bow at the end. Continue to push white piece into card.  You'll find that it will pull in and out without ever coming completely out of the card.
8. Finish embellishing the front of your card

This is a fun card because it's so hard to figure out how it works unless you've made it yourself.  It's fun to give with a candy bar instead of the card...lots of uses as you'll find as you play.
If you like this idea, please let me know in the comment section below...also, let me know if you have any questions.  Need some products?  Visit My Store today

Follow My Heart--get started on your Valentines and get a sneak peek

I designed this card for my classes this month.  I used Blushing Bride and Smoky Slate....love it!
This stamp set is now available so you can start on your Valentine cards.
#134614 Follow My Heart (cl) $11.95
Other products I used:

  • Chalk Talk Framelits
  • Dictionary Stamp
  • Sponge
  • Dazzling Details glitter glue
  • Blushing Bride and Smoky Slate Stampin' Write Markers, Basic Gray and B. Bride inks
  • New banner punch that will be available end of January for SAB
  • New tag punch--available in January

Here you can see the glitter and the dimension a little better:



Click Here for the flyer of all Valentine items available now


Okay, so you have to see these cute little guys for the kiddos....there are blue for boys and pink for girls.  Everything for 18 valentines, except the treat, is included in each kit for $5.95  Click on the flyer above to get the details

Sunday, December 1, 2013

Cyber Monday



30% off these 6 items for Cyber Monday....added last minute to the Holiday Sale which end today, December 2nd, Cyber Monday.

Envelope Liner Framelits  #132172 $26.95  $18.87
Expressions Framelits Dies  #132171  $24.95  $17.47
Holly Jolly Photo Cards  #132159  $14.95  $10.47
Snowflake Season Simply Sent #132176  $14.95   $10.47
Large Rhinestones #129324  $4.95  $3.47
Extra Large Gift Boxes #132147  $3.95  $2.77
Click here to order your items today and to check out the other Holiday Sale Items

Monday, November 25, 2013

Ornament Kits



I just got my ornament kit and I'm so impressed!  If you love a handmade look but you have zero time to do cute stuff, then I suggest you try these. 












Check out this video on how to put them together:
Isn't it perfect?  So, get your kit now because I have a feeling they will not last much longer.

Visit my store now and type in #135813 for a kit of 10 ornaments for $14.95


Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Holiday Sale--with Door Busters Nov. 20th only











Okay, are you ready?  
Here's the flier----seriously do not click if you don't want to be tempted!   
Nov. 20th thru Dec. 2nd with door busters only til 11:55 on Nov. 20th
What to do next:
Step 1. Print the flier
Step 2. Click here to type numbers in the search box to view each item quickly 
to my demonstrators:go to your own store and type the numbers in and order from yourself.
Step 2b. Check them off on your printed flier and give it to your significant other to shop for you...at my store of course. 
Step 3. Skip 2b...you know they aren't going to order it for you in time...just add to the shopping cart as you like each item and get it yourself!  
Step 4. Get your husband's credit card and order your own gifts for under the tree cuz he doesn't think stamping gifts are all that exciting.  Just please make sure you've chosen my name as your demonstrator (who gives you the best stamping ideas ever?)

ONLINE ORDERING PERK FOR MY CUSTOMERS:
Don't forget that for November, every time you place a minimum $25 order HERE in my store, you get your name in a drawing for this hostess only stamp set, Warmth and Wonder:












Sunday, November 3, 2013

Stamps in the Mail Club

Each month, you could enjoy receiving
stamping supplies and card samples made with those supplies.  This month, gals in my Stamps in the Mail club received these cards along with their supplies:
  • Calm Christmas Stamp Set
  • Winter Frost DSP
  • Expressions Framelits 
  • several yards of silver ribbon 
  • and these 4, full card samples.  

Here's a comment from one long-time Stamps in the Mail subscriber:

"Who couldn't use more Stampin Up! products?!! I, too, am addicted to Stampin Up! Thank goodness for your Stamps In The Mail club!" DJA

Details:
  • The supplies are sent directly to your home and then I follow that with the FREE cards and thank you gift.  
  • 8 month subscription
  • about a $50 order each month
  • new ideas to copy
  • FREE hostess set during membership period
Need more details, Click Here  or email me.

Last Christmas Card Stamp A Stacks


This month, we'll be holding the last of my Christmas Card Stamp A Stacks but before I give you those details, I don't think that I've posted all of them for you to see and copy.  


These cards are from our first Stamp A Stack in August















These cards are from our 2nd Stamp A Stack in September



These cards were from our Stamp A Stack in October

And, Finally, these are the cards coming up in our final Stamp A Stack in November.  Here are the dates if you don't want to miss out, you'll have to register soon...deadline to register is Nov. 8th!

Dates: Monday, November 18th 9:30 am til 12:30 PM

Thursday, November 21st 2 PM til  5 PM
 OR
Thursday, November 21st 6 PM til 9 PM


Disclaimer: Many of these cards were originally designed by other demonstrators from our group or from Founder's Circle event.  I can only take credit for designing  4 of them out of all the sets. Often I just tweek one or 2 things for my classes.  Hope you will find these ideas as helpful as I did. 

You can see the details and sign up for my classes on my EVENTS page.   Hurry!


Saturday, November 2, 2013

Happy Digital Scrapbooking Day!



Here is today's FREE download.  If you don't have My Digital Studio yet, you can still get this free download for later.


 

















Just go to www.mydigitalstudio.net 
If you have any problems, please email me!

Thursday, October 31, 2013

Digital Scrapbooking Days and Giveaways

The official Digital Scrapbooking Day is Saturday, November 2. But one day just isn't enough.... 

so we're celebrating for eight!


Starting November 1st.
Here's the line-up: 
  1. Guest bloggers: A talented group of demonstrators, customers, and designers from around the industry will share project inspiration on the blog. 
  2. FREE download: Be sure to check in on Saturday, November 2 to get your freebie.
  3. Videos: We'll share some more ideas with training videos to help you get started. 
  4. Daily deals: Every day, we'll feature a new download for 50% off! See the list below
  5. Challenges: Use the daily deal download to create a project for your chance to win free downloads. (Upload your samples to the gallery with the matching tag to enter.)
Here's the list of daily deal downloads: 
  • 11/1 Amped Up Ampersands Kit
  • 11/2 Hello There Kit + FREE Moments Ago Stamp Brush Set
  • 11/3 All Time Fave Photobook Template
  • 11/4 Modern Medley Overlays Kit
  • 11/5 Be Brave Pocket Cards
  • 11/6 Nobody's Business Photobook Template
  • 11/7 Autumn Traditions Kit
  • 11/8 Afternoon Daydream Kit
It's all happening at MyDigitalStudio.net! Join us every day for all the fun

So you haven't tried Digital?  You think you might be missing out on something?  We have a free trial available...click here.   But seriously, the whole program is only $20 and I'm that sure that you will want it all and will wish you hadn't messed around with the trial that I think you should just buy it.  So click here to download and purchase it now

Either way, don't miss out on the download sale and the FREE download on Saturday.  

I am offering FREE training when you purchase the software:

First Class is Saturday, November 9th 10 AM at Camp Eder in Fairfield, PA

RSVP by email today and I'll send you location 

Another great special that goes til Nov. 18th or 19th....a 30% off sale on all digital printing.  I am so getting an album done for Kale's 1st year.  Look at this adorable face!
How could I miss scrapbooking that?

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Tuesday's Weekly Deals--Get them while they're hot!

WEEKLY DEALS! 10/29-11/3


Great news! During this festive week, there are no tricks here, only treats! Make sure you head over to my store to get your deals before they run out.


Secret Garden Framelits Dies
Item #129372 

Regular Price: $24.95 US/$30.95 CAN
Discounted Price: $18.71 US/$23.21 CAN
Stampin' Pierce Mat Item # 126199
Regular Price: $4.95 US/$5.50 CAN
Discounted Price: $3.71 US/$4.12 CAN
7/8" Scallop Circle Punch Item # 129404
Regular Price: $12.95 US/$15.95 CAN
Discounted Price: $9.71 US/$11.96 CAN
Ovals Collection Framelits Dies
Item #129381

Regular Price: $26.95 US/$32.95 CAN
Discounted Price: $20.21 US/$24.71 CAN
Paper Snips Item # 103579
Regular Price: $9.95 US/$14.95 CAN
Discounted Price: $7.46 US/$11.21 CAN
Baker's Twine Island Indigo Item # 125575
Regular Price: $2.95 US/$3.95 CAN
Discounted Price: $2.21 US/$2.96 CAN
Blossom Petals XL Punch Item # 121808
Regular Price: $6.79 US/$9.19 CAN
Discounted Price: $5.09 US/$6.89 CAN
Keep This Memory Photobook Template
Item # 129879

Regular Price: $19.95 US/$21.95 CAN
Discounted Price: $9.98 US/$10.97 CAN








Click Here to go to my store now and get some of these great deals

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

7 Days only! Happy Birthday Sale--25 stamps sets for 25% off

Starting Today...you can save 25% on these select stamp sets.

Hurry--this sale ends October 28th. 

Sets include great names like: Gorgeous Grunge, Gifts of Kindness, Snowflake Soireee, Ornament Keepsakes, Yippee Skippee, and more!

Don't Miss Out!
If you've placed an order at class and would like to add any of these sets, please contact me today, otherwise, you can click on the picture or Click Here to visit my store now.

Monday, October 21, 2013

Stampin' Up! Warmth and Wonder step by step card instructions

How To Make this card. Step by Step Instructions

Supplies:
Whisper White cardstock and Envelopes
Bermuda Bay Ink pad
Winter Frost Designer Series Paper
hostess stamp set from mini: Warmth and Wonder
Silver Embossing powder
Embossing Buddy
Heat Tool
White Baker's Twine
Simply Scored
Sewing machine (optional)

Directions:
1. Cut white cardstock lengthwise at 4 1/4 so that you have 2 long sheets of equal width.  I suggest that you score them with the Simply Scored, at 5 1/2" before folding for best results.
2. Cut your shiny designer series paper (dsp) from Winter Frost in 1/4" strips until you have 1" cut off, then flip so that you are now cutting strips in the exact length you need.  Continue to cut at every 1/4". This will give you 4 extra cards if you do it this way.  1 sheet should give you enough for 52 cards and there is only 1 sheet like this in the pack.
3. Stamp tree in Bermuda Bay on front of each card.  Allow to dry a long time...maybe overnight.
4. Emboss dots over tree: rub with emboss buddy, Ink dot stamp in versamark pad and stamp over the tree image that you previously stamped, go ahead and stamp your saying in versamark and you can save a heating step; pour silver embossing powder over both images, tap off excess into a large container then heat with tool until shiny. 
5. Stamp snowflakes in Bermuda Bay ink
6. Adhere strips of dsp to card with 2-way glue pen.  If you don't have that, then put both of them together upside down and use your snail adhesive down the center and you'll be able to glue both at the same time.  Place them where you want on either side of your stamped images.
7. Punch a hole in the fold (I suggest a 1/16th inch punch) or use your piercing tool, right next to the left strip. Insert Baker's twine thru hole and tie in the front. 
8.  Stamp inside, sign and send!
Happy Stamping
 
If you need any supplies, you can purchase them here at MY STAMP STORE.  You can get the hostess set mentioned when your order is over $150.  





$25 Kit Special Ends Today

Wow, can't believe I never put this on here....so sorry!   Today is the last day of this 2 week special.
Our demonstrator discount kit is only $25 and you can try it out for 6 months or as long as you like. 

 Benefits: 
  • Great discounts
  • Get your goodies first!
  • Make some extra cash for the holidays if you choose
  • Join my team of fabulous gals
  • Celebrate 25 wonderful years and be part of the next 25!
  • Friendships with some fabulous, creative gals
It's easy to join: Just Click HERE and then click Join Now


Here are a few more details:
  • The $25 starter kit includes up to $26.95 of your choice of Stampin' Up! products (value must be more than $25, but not more than $26.95 before tax), a supply of annual and holiday catalogs and it all ships FREE.
  • Try Stampin' Up! exclusive resources and discounts through April 30, 2014, with no obligation to purchase anything further.
  • Receive at least 30% off your first order of $150 or more (before shipping and tax).  Must be placed within 45 days of purchasing your kit.
  • Hold your first workshop in October and you'll get to pick a free stamp set of your choice!
  • Plus take advantage of the October Hostess special
  • Be the first to know about new products and pre-order from new catalogs
  • Purchase the kit just for yourself and/or have fun and share Stampin' Up! with friends while making a little extra money.
  • Purchase the kit through me and you become a member of my group the Joyful Heart Stampers!  We meet quarterly and have a facebook page to support each other and share ideas! Our Christmas Dinner Meeting is December 7th at 5:30 PM, and we'll have demonstrations of some great basic stamping techniques! 
Stampin' Up! has been a wonderful part of my life for the past 17 years, and has made a huge difference in my family's life.  It can make a big difference for you too.
Email me today if you have any questions.   
It's easy to join: Just Click HERE and then click Join Now

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Stampin' Up! Flip Dies

Another Stamp Fest Project I thought you might like to see.

This is done with the Label Card Thinlets Die (flip card) #133479.  This baby does all the work for you from cutting the design to scoring the folds!  Only thing it doesn't do is put your stamps away.

Cut cardstock in 1/2 and place die on top, cut, fold and embellish.

I then embossed the right side with Northern Flurry,
Stamped the Peace on Earth in Cherry Cobbler,
Stamp the ornanament from Christmas Collectibles (bundle with punch: #133283).

Strip of candy cane paper from Season of Style Paper Stack #132181

Also cut a piece for the envelope with our new envelope liner dies.  Awesome!  A touch of Cherry Cobbler Baker's Twine, a few rhinestones and a very quick design!

Stampin' Up! Christmas Shadow Box


This is a beautiful project we did at Stamp Fest.  Got this shadow box for only $5! This piece really highlights our Festive Flurry stamps and dies and the gorgeous colors this year: Bermuda Bay and Coastal Cabana along with Smoky Slate and the pretty Frosted Finishes, really sets off this decor.



The frame is 5X7 so I started with Bermuda Bay in 5X7
Next, Smoky Slate in 4X6, then white in 3 3/4 X 5 3/4"
The snowflakes are stamped and cut with the Festive Flurry Bundle # 133285
I applied a strip of Coastal Cabana to the white and ran thru the Northern Frost Embossing folder.
The middle snowflake is folded, mountain and valley style so that it 'pops' a little more.
Of course there are still lots of dimensionals!

The designer paper is from Winter Frost #132341 and there is a piece of our new Silver  Foil Cardstock #132178 in the middle.

Try your hand....it's really so much simpler than it looks!

Stampin' Up!-Snowman Gift Card Holder

Here's a gift card we made for our Stamp Fest last month.  I learned this from someone at Connie's meeting--let me know so I can give you credit for the original design!
Supplies:
Card Base Pop 'n Cuts Die #130099
Snow Day Stamp Set #131895
8 1/2 X 11 Cherry Cobbler Cardstock #119685
Early Espresso Cardstock #119686
Crumb Cake Cardstock #120953
Old Olive Cardstock #100702
Season of Style Paper Pack  #132181
Simply Scored (helpful) #122334
Expressions Thinlets #132171
Early Espresso Embossing Powder #128980
Versamark Pad #102283
Emboss Buddy #103183
White Craft Pad #101731
Burlap Ribbon #132140
Simply Styled Embellishments #132148
Sticky Strip #104294
Ovals Collection Framelits #129381
Dimensionals
Tips:
1. Cut Cherry cobbler to 4 1/4 X 11 so you can get 2 per sheet.
Place on Die and cut (you can cut up to 4 at a time)
2. Place in Simply Scored with straight end at the '0' edge and score at 1", 3" and 7 1/2".   Fold on 3" line, then fold the 1" line back toward you.  This 2" are is where you'll place your sticky strip (just along the very edges).  Place 2 dimensionals in the center of the 1" strip (as shown) so that you don't obstruct the closure marks on the edge.
3. When cutting your 'merry', put a piece of waxed paper between the die and the cardstock which will help you to easily remove the letters. I like to attach with the 2-way glue pen.
4. Cut the burlap ribbon to length, then cut off both edges.  Cut ribbon into strips and 'fray' the edges by removing thread on each side. Apply it to DRY snowman with glue dots
5. I embossed the hat and the warm wishes at the bottom with Early Espresso embossing.
6. Then I added the little green bow embellishment that was already made for me by Stampin' Up!
This will hold a gift card and I think even an Itunes Gift Card

Hope you enjoyed!  Let me know below.

If you need any of the listed products, I would be honored to have you go to my store and get them.



My Store