Thursday, 17 April 2014

Easter Treats

Check out some last minute Easter Project Ideas -

Enjoy!  :)

 Anna :)

Wednesday, 16 April 2014

From the blog: Easter Egg Decorating

From the Stampin' Up! Blog:

Easter Egg Decorating: Part 1

Easter is almost here. It’s time to have crazy fun decorating Easter eggs! Hurray! The method featured here is super-easy.

  1. Decide how many eggs you’ll need; drain the yolks.
  2. Using a Classic Stampin’ Pad (US/CA), stamp an image on a white napkin and cut it out using Paper Snips.
  3. Adhere the stamped image to the clean, dry egg by covering it with a coat of Mod Podge. Let dry.

In case you’re wondering, I used the cherry blossom stamp from the Morning Meadow Hostess Stamp Set. It can be yours for free if you host a qualifying Stampin’ Up! party—but any of our stamp sets with springtime images would work beautifully. The Classic Stampin’ Pad colors used here are: Calypso Coral, Coastal Cabana, Crisp Cantaloupe, Daffodil Delight, Strawberry Slush, and Tangerine Tango.
And that’s it! I’ll be posting some other ways to decorate Easter eggs in days to come. Stay tuned!
Do you have any fun ideas for decorating Easter eggs? We’d love to hear about them! Please share your ideas (or include a link to a photo) in the space below!
Cindy B.
Sr. Staff Writer
If you’d like all of the instructions on one page, here you go!

Coming in July! Introducing Project Life by Stampin' Up!

All you lovely scrappers out there & those that really want to be but don't have the time....

An exciting announcement today from Stampin' Up!

A Project Life range is being released in Australia in our July Annual Catalogue.

Insert cheers and whoo hoos  :)

You are going to love it!!!

If you love Project Life & know a lot of friends who love Project Life, maybe you'd like to join Stampin' Up! as a Demonstrator & sell these amazing products yourself.

questions. answers.

Q: What types of Project Life products will Stampin’ Up! offer?

A: You’ll see Card Collections, Accessory Packs, Albums, Photo Pocket Pages, tools, other accessories, and Stamps, of course!

Q: Are the card designs the same as what we can buy in the stores?

A: Nope! We have worked with Stampin’ Up! to design all new products that are super fun and a perfect match to their existing color lines which will make coordination a breeze. Some of the Photo Pocket Page designs are the same and some are different than what we currently offer.

Q: How do I buy these products?

A: Beginning May 1st, you can purchase products directly through the Stampin’ Up! website or, better yet, you can find a local demonstrator by using their “Find a Demonstrator” feature.

Q: Why order through a demonstrator?

A: Stampin’ Up! has a worldwide demonstrator base who understand their products better than anyone. Many offer in-home workshops, online parties, and local events (depending on the demonstrator and the area). The personal expertise and service make purchasing through a demonstrator a wonderful and unique experience and can also form great friendships!

Q: Where do I learn about becoming a demonstrator?

A: Visit the Stampin’ Up! website to learn more.

Q: How do I sign up to become a demonstrator so I can sell Project Life myself and make money doing it?

A: Once you’ve decided that this is a great opportunity for you, you can sign up through their website HERE.

Q: Are the products packaged the same as existing products (i.e. Core Kits, Mini Kits, etc.)?

A: Most Project Life by Stampin’ Up! products will be sold in Card Collections of 100 cards with 4×6, 4×4, and 3×4 card sizes included. Each card will be printed front + back as all of our current products, but you will not receive duplicates of any cards in the set. Oh – And we’re doing square (not rounded) corners on all of our cards with Stampin’ Up! Yes, there’s an awesome corner rounder punch included in the product line-up if that floats your boat. There will also be Accessory Packs available (sold separately) that will contain a variety of accessories to complement the Card Collection.

Q: When will the products be available?

A: Products will be available for customers to order beginning May 1st (just 15 days from the time of this announcement)! Watch for product images and more information coming soon.

Q: Will the Project Life by Stampin’ Up! products be available in digital format?

A: They sure will! Stay tuned for more information on when those will become available.


Anna :)

Project Life & This Week's Deals

The month of April will see some great specials - EACH WEEK!

Every Wednesday, make sure you check my blog or online shop for the next specials...they run for a week only.

Specials will be posted April  16th & 23rd.

Grab them while you can at this price! :)

Anna :)

Tuesday, 15 April 2014

Easter Egg Decorating: Part 2

From the Stampin' Up! Blog:

Easter Egg Decorating: Part 2

Easter is just around the corner! Woo hoo! If you’re looking for some fun ways to decorate eggs, check out the following projects. As with Egg Decorating: Part 1, you’ll want to work with clean, dry egg shells, drained of their yolks.
For this egg decorating session, making pretty eggs in Stampin’ Up! colors was first on my list. I discovered that you could paint the shells with Classic Stampin’ Ink Refills (US/CA) or color them with Stampin’ Write Markers (US/CA) —with great results!  Once the egg shell is covered with ink, wipe it off with a tissue. Keep applying color until you achieve the shade you want.

You might want to draw on your egg shells with Stampin’ Write Markers, as I did here.

Brown eggs are super-fun to work with, too. To decorate them, I punched flowers from Soho Subway Designer Series Paper using the Pansy Punch, then adhered the flowers to the eggs with Mod Podge. After the Mod Podge dried, I wrapped the eggs with Calypso Coral Baker’s Twine, White Baker’s Twine, and Gold Sequin Trim, then embellished with flowers made using the Simple Stems Stamp Set, the Petite Petals Stamp Set, and the Petite Petals Punch.  I decorated one egg shell with a flower punched from Tea Lace Paper Doilies (using the Pansy Punch). And I filled a clear egg with confetti made using cardstock and the 1/2" Circle Punch. So much fun. Check out the little chocolate bunny in a jar. Wouldn’t he make a sweet Easter gift for co-workers or friends?

White plastic eggs are easy to work with and are perfect for Easter home d├ęcor projects. Using the Morning Post Alphabet Stamp Set, I stamped “Easter” in Basic Black ink on Whisper White Cardstock, then backed each letter with Coastal Cabana, Crisp Cantaloupe, and Daffodil Delight Designer Series Paper circles punched using the 1-1/2" and 1-3/4" Circle Punches. Easy! Just adhere the circles to the plastic eggs using Stampin’ Dimensionals.
Why not have a little Easter egg decorating party for your friends? (Tip: Have everyone bring their own eggs—cleaned and ready to embellish.) Just arrange some spring flowers in mason jars, put out a plate of coconut cupcakes, and cue up some fun music; then you and your besties can break out your mad design skills and embellish away!
Cindy B.
Sr. Staff Writer

Great Bigshot accessories on special

The month of April will see some great specials - EACH WEEK!

Every Wednesday, make sure you check my blog or online shop for the next specials...they run for a week only.

Specials will be posted April 9th, 16th & 23rd.

Grab them while you can at this price! :)

Anna :)

Sunday, 13 April 2014