Get your Wish List ready because the Stampin’ Up! Online Extravaganza begins on Monday! Get Hot Deals Monday, November 24 through Tuesday, December 2, 2014. There will be discounts on select products and bundles, Plus DOORBUSTERS on the first day and again on Monday, Dec. 1st!You don’t want to miss them!
It feels like winter today, even in Houston,Texas! I even wore my real winter jacket this morning to go out since the temperature was about 43 degrees. That is pretty cold for Houston! I know there may be blizzards in other parts of the country, but cold weather here just means “put on a jacket of some sort”. So in honor of the polar vortex or whatever cold blast most of the country is seeing right now, I thought some snowman project was in order! Here are some super simple snowmen that could be placed on a card or scrapbook page or in this case, I have made them into tags.
You can make them whatever size you like. Either use the Circle Framelits as I did for three different sizes or use your circle punches. You just need any pleasing sizes of small, medium, and large circles. Then cut a square for the hat (mine is 1 1/4″ square) and a piece from the Word Window Punch (who knew how handy THAT punch was going to be when it came out!). I sponged a little White Craft Ink on his hat and brim. The snowman pieces are also sponged with a little bit of Soft Sky Ink. We used to make the snowman arms with the old Snowflake Punch (don’t know if that was the name or not) but since that is not current, I just punched out the branches/leaves from the Bird Punch and those will be the snowman’s arms. Stick on a little piece of ribbon for his scarf, maybe a little flower on his hat from either the Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack or the Boho Blossoms Punch. I just used a black marker to draw in his eyes and coal mouth, handcut the little snip of orange (any orange will do) for his carrot nose and popped all three pieces up with Stampin’ Dimensionals. You could do him flat as well. The hole for the tag is punched with the 1/8″ Handheld Punch and tied with Silver 1/8″ Ribbon. Before adding the Rhinestone to the flower on his hat, I colored it with the Cherry Cobbler Blendabilities Marker, but you could leave it plain. Another project that you can do as fancy or plain as you like.
Here are some of the main supplies I used for this project. Just click on any picture to see it in my Stampin’ Up! Online Store!
You may have heard of Project Life by Stampin’ Up!, you may be using Project Life, or maybe you are not familiar with Project Life and how Stampin’ Up! has partnered with Becky Higgins to produce Project Life by Stampin’ Up! Project Life By Stampin’ Up! is for scrapbookers and memory keepers who are looking for creative yet easy ways to document their lives.
Stampin’ Up! is beginning a new campaign to get the word out about Project Life By Stampin’ Up! And one of the first things they are doing is a Giveaway!! Just click to enter!
FIRST PLACE PRIZE: ONE HUNDRED (100) first place winners will be selected on or before December 16, 2014 and will be notified via email within two (2) weeks of that date. Winners will receive:
• Their choice of any single Project Life by Stampin’ Up! card collection and one (1) coordinating accessory pack.
Approximate Retail Value of prize: $24.90 USD GRAND PRIZE: ONE (1) grand prizewinner will be selected on or before December 16, 2014 and will be notified via email within 2 weeks of that date. Winner will receive:
• A quantity of one (1) of each item currently available in the Project Life by Stampin’ Up! line. Winner must select one language for items where multiple language variants exist.
Approximate Retail Value of prize:
$475.00 USD (Subject to item availability on date the prize is awarded)
The giveaway is open to legal residents of the United States and Canada, excluding Quebec, who are eighteen (18) years of age or older at the time of entry. Sweepstakes is subject to all federal, state and local laws and regulations. Entrants must provide a valid e-mail address and must be able to receive a notification from Stampin’ Up!
* Being a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator does not affect your odds of winning.
Stampin’ Up! has partnered with Becky Higgins to bring you the real deal—authentic Project Life products, now in exclusive Stampin’ Up! colors and designs. It’s a super simple, totally affordable way to get your photos into albums: just slip your photos into photo pocket pages and add designed cards. It’s a back-to-basics approach to documenting your life.
It’s here! Today is the day! The new Stampin’ Up! 2014 Holiday Supplement is LIVE, today, Monday October 20, 2014. Click the highlighted link or click the picture above to view the new supplement. As you look through it, you will notice the pages with the ordering information are pages 8-11. Due to the short time period until the holidays, these products are ONLY available WHILE SUPPLIES LAST! Don’t delay! Order what you like right away to avoid disappointment. Some of the items in the Holiday Supplement are already available in the Annual and Holiday Catalogs.
If you like stars, you will like this Holiday Supplement! Lots of Project Life by Stampin’ Up! products for the holidays, including a new album with RED! (okay, Cherry) I love red! I think the most exciting item is the Many Merry Stars Simply Created Kit!All the materials you need to create 26 3D stars! And a coordinating star stamp set, Many Merry Stars Photopolymer Stamp Set.
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Watch the Stampin’ Up! video below to see how these stars go together!
For all these new holiday items and everything else,
Did you wonder if this day would EVER get here?! The day the Stampin’ Up! Holiday Cataloggoes live?! Let the ordering begin so you can get on with your holiday cards and projects! Not just Christmas, but fall, Thanksgiving, Halloween and other fun things! Lots of kits for those who don’t have time or supplies! New products, such as a Gift Box Punch Board!
Contact me if you want to have a Christmas card party or other fun night or day out with your friends! Now go enjoy the brand new Stampin’ Up! Holiday Catalog! If you are one of my regular customers and didn’t receive a catalog, please let me know. And if you don’t have a demonstrator and are interested in Stampin’ Up! products, please contact me at Karen@KarenStamps.com. I would be happy to get a catalog to you!
Today is the LAST DAY for the Short & Sweet Offer: Become a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator by purchasing the Starter Kit for $99 and choose an EXTRA $25 in product! Get $150 in product of your choice for only $99 (regular offer $125 in product)! Click HERE for my link to get started! It only takes minutes to purchase your Starter Kit online and become a Demonstrator. Then you will be emailed a password to get in to the Demo Site and begin your training and look around and see all the resources available to you to start your own business! Choose items from the Holiday Catalog for your Kit if you like!
New Stampin’ Up! Weekly Deals for the week of August 26 – September 1! Some ribbon, framelits, a punch and embellishments, plus a cute My Digital Studio Digital Download! Check them all out HEREat my Online Store!
Even with all the excitement over the new Stampin’ Up! Annual Cataloggoing live yesterday, Stampin’ Up! still has some deals for you today! These Stampin’ Up! Weekly Deals are good today through next Monday, June 9. You might want to add one of these items to your new catalog order!
Time is really getting short on retired Stampin’ Up! products, so I thought I would use some of my Quatrefancy Specialty Designer Series Paper and the Hello, Lovely Stamp Set. I have to admit, I haven’t been crazy about this pack of paper, but if I looked more at each paper individually, maybe it wasn’t too bad! On this card, I just cut some 3/4″ strips of paper from scraps in the package and staggered them a little on this card front. Although I tried to center the center strip, I got it off a little bit which made the strips too far over to the right. Since there “are no mistakes in stamping!” I decided to fix it by covering the extra wide margin on the left with some of the Whisper White 5/8″ Organza Ribbon (my favorite ribbon for a long time!). I stamped the greeting in Island Indigo ink and layered on pieces of Strawberry Slush and Pool Party card stock. Kind of a fun design to show off the papers in the Quatrefancy pack.
So much happening at Stampin’ Up!
Retiring Stampin’ Up! products available through June 4th, while supplies last!
Want to be a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator? You can sign up and start your own business for only $50 ($55 product value) or the regular Starter Kit for $99. Email me at Karen@KarenStamps.com if you would like more information!
Be sure to shop for the retiring items you want from Stampin’ Up! as soon as you can so you won’t miss out on availability. But you will have an overlap from June 2 to June 4th to place your order out of the retiring products and the new catalog! What a deal!! Contact me if you have any questions!
Here are the new Stampin’ Up! Weekly Deals for the week of May 13 – 19, 2014. Remember, these deals are only available through Monday night next week.
One thing I would recommend would be purchasing the Project Life Corner Punch rather than the one on sale this week. The rounding is slightly different and I think you should have the latest thing that might work best for you. The Project Life cards come with square corners that you CAN round if you want to – or leave as is!
You might LIKE to get the Retro Fresh Designer Journaling Tagsbecause you can use those with Project Life or just to add to cards or other projects! Of course you also can see designer paper on the deals plus Big Shot dies and an embossing folder!?!
Just announced this morning, but probably won’t last long! Stampin’ Up! has a LIMITED QUANTITY of 2012-14 In Color card stock available only while supplies last, which I bet won’t be long! If you want some, GET IT right away! Just go to my Online Store HERE.
One of the things I love already about Project Life by Stampin’ Up! are the many ways you can use the materials, for example in this traditional scrapbook page with the Everyday Adventure products. The simplicity of the basic concept of Project Life is using the Photo Pocket Pagesto easily slip in photos and the cards for journaling or embellishing. But if you prefer making traditional scrapbook page layouts, you still can do it and use the Project Life cards and accessories. You’re only limited by your own imagination and creativity! And that comes much easier when you have those Project Life products to hold right in your hands for inspiration!
You can find any of these early release Project Life products in my Stampin’ Up! Online Store! More will be in the new Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalog – coming soon!!! Contact me if you are interested in Stampin’ Up!’s many product offerings and would like a copy of the catalog.
The only hard part for me is to choose some current photos on my computer to get printed so they can be USED or to start with older photos in the boxes in my craft room (which, I’m sure you can understand, might require some rearranging of “stuff” and stepping over some valuable excess craft items in order to reach those boxes of photos!).
Just LOOK at the variety of cards you get in the photo above in the Everyday Adventures Project Life Card Collection to use for decoration, embellishment, and journaling (or whatever you want!).
And the photo above shows all the cool stuff you get in the Everyday Adventure Project Life Accessory Pack! It looks really fun but might be hard for us “papercrafting hoarders” to actually USE these fun things – stickers, die-cuts, washi tape, wooden embellishments, acetate page, etc. But we must! We can always order more!
To view and to order the new Stampin’ Up! Project Life offerings, available RIGHT NOW (you don’t have to wait for the new catalog!), just go to my Stampin’ Up! Online Store HERE or email me if you would like me to put in an order for you. Digital downloads are also available!
All of the Project Life cards and stamp sets will be offered as downloads that are compatible with the Stampin’ Up! My Digital Studio design software and other design and photo editing programs.
Each digital card kit will include all the Project Life images from the traditional card collections and some stamp brushes. Stampin’ Up! will also offer our Project Life Photopolymer Stamp Sets as downloads (English-only).
New to digital design? Here are some of the perks:
With just a few clicks on your computer, you can print your cards from home and add them to your projects.
Digital downloads are a great companion to the traditional products because you’ll never run out of cards.
Add stamps to your photos to create stunning overlays before you get them printed.
Create custom cards by recoloring and resizing the embellishments and stamps.
The possibilities are endless!
You can view the regular Project Life products that Stampin’ Up! has available now plus the digital downloads right HERE in my Stampin’ Up! Online Store! And the digital downloads will be available to you immediately with no shipping! Be sure to also click on page 2 of the products!
Get in on the Project Life® craze in scrapbooking now in Stampin’ Up! colors and designs!
You can begin ordering this set of products TODAY, MAY 1st at my Online Store!
More products will be available in the new Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalog coming out June 2nd. Stampin’ Up! has partnered with Becky Higgins who created Project Life and who has been well-known in the scrapbooking world for many years. In recent years she developed her successful Project Life line of products to simplify the scrapbooking process and leave more time for creating those moments we often want to scrapbook! Project Life consists of slipping your photos into scrapbook page pockets along with cards which can simply be used as a decoration on the page or as a journaling card. Embellish if you like or as much or as little as you like. Use the cards for other projects, in journals or on cards. The sky is the limit as it always is in papercrafting!!
You can choose from photopolymer stamp sets, 12×12 Pocket Pages, cards, journaling pens, and more! Place your pre-order yourself or I will be happy to do it for you! Just email me at Karen@KarenStamps and we can arrange it.
Check out the Retiring Stampin’ Up! Products HERE in my Online Store! Click the “Show: ALL” dropdown choice and it makes it easy to scroll through all the products rather than keep going to the next page!
Hit my Stampin’ Up! Online Store now to check out all the current Stampin’ Up! products listed in the left sidebar of my store!
Stampin’ Up! made an exciting announcement this morning! Stampin’ Up! has partnered with Becky Higgins to bring you Project Life by Stampin’ Up!Becky Higgins is famous in the scrapbooking world and has developed the Project Life concept of using scrapbook pages with pockets into which you can slip photos and designed cards to simply and quickly record the moments of your everyday life….or any occasions! Now you will be able to purchase Project Life products in Stampin’ Up! colors and designs!
Beginning May 1st you will be able to purchase a selection of Project Life products and with the launch of the new Stampin’ Up! catalog on June 2nd you will be able to order the complete line of Project Life products!
Stay tuned! I’m sure there will be a LOT more buzz about this in coming days! You know it won’t ONLY be for scrapbookers either! Everyone can join in with various papercrafting projects using the materials! Just wait until you see the creativity! And–what a great way to spend your tax refund!!
Check out the latest Stampin’ Up! Weekly Deals for this week, March 25 through March 31! If you like shimmer and glimmer, this is the week for you! Both the Champagne Glimmer Paper and Silver Glimmer Paper are on sale! These are some of my favorite Stampin’ Up! products! The glimmer of the beautiful sparkly paper often adds so much to your project! We have all loved it ever since Stampin’ Up! started carrying the glimmer paper! You can even “watercolor” with reinker on the Silver Glimmer Paper to make it a different color if you like that! Be sure to stock up if you like some pizzazz to your cards and projects while you can save a little bit of money! Check out all the other offerings as well!
Don’t forget about the My Digital Studio products during Sale-A-Bration! My Digital Studio is the digital papercrafting software from Stampin’ Up! You can make way more than just scrapbook pages digitally. This is the Let’s Get Digital Bundle offered in the Sale-A-Bration Brochureas a suggestion to get to the $50 price point to earn a FREE Sale-A-Bration product. After purchasing this, or any other current Stampin’ Up! products or My Digital Studio products, you can choose a FREE Digital Ensemble during Sale-A-Bration (more stuff to play with on My Digital Studio!) or any other free product in the brochure.
Here is a video that gives you an inside peek at making a card in My Digital Studio. One of the things you will see is recoloring a stamp, one of the newer features! Closer to the beginning of the video you will see a color put behind a see-through word in order to change the background color. You can send layers forward and backward to achieve what you want. The best way to learn My Digital Studio is to get in there and play! It’s all pretty intuitive and you will learn it all in no time!
Save a little money on some Stampin’ Up! products this week in the new Weekly Deal! Every Tuesday Stampin’ Up! has been offering several products at a discount. This special is good until the following Monday night. Add these items to your order and when you reach $50 you can ALSO take advantage of Stampin’ Up! Sale-A-Bration and choose a FREE product from the Sale-A-Bration Brochure!
Here are some tips for these products!
The Backyard Basics Framelits Dies coordinate, of course, with the Backyard Basics Stamp Set, available in wood- or clear-mount. There is also a Bundle, too, if you prefer which includes the stamp set and framelits.
You might like to use Clear Embossing Powder with the Gold Metallic Encore Pad. You can use the ink without being embossed but if you touch the stamped image you might get a dab of ink on your finger, although the image itself doesn’t smear.
The Paper Doily Sizzlits Die is beautiful but a little more labor intensive, sometimes. Sometimes it depends on the amount of pressure exerted in your own Big Shot. It may help to place a piece of wax paper on the die and then the card stock which helps the pieces come out. Or just use your Paper Piercing Tool or something sharp to poke out the little pieces. But sometimes they don’t even all have to be poked out because sometimes/usually you are covering part of the doily with some other element. But it is a beautiful die and can add a lot to your project!