Wednesday, 23 July 2014

From the Stampin' Up! Blog...Father's Day Ideas

Going Big This Father’s Day

Going Big This Father’s Day

My husband always goes all-out when planning holidays for me. He always has. But sometimes life gets so crazy for me that it’s the last minute and I still haven’t made the things that I want to make. Not this year! This year I started early! I think he’s going to LOVE it.

To create this HUGE ensemble for him, I pulled out all of the stops. I used LOTS of cardstock, a great go-to stamp set (Gorgeous Grunge), a fun color scheme, the Big Shot and dies, MDS (US/CA), and my e-cutter! It took a while to get it all done, but I think the results were nothing less than pure awesomeness!



I really put effort into adding tons of details, so let me share each project with you—along with some of those little touches.
I made the necktie banner using one of the ties from the Father’s Day Stamp Brush Set. Using my e-cutter, I cut each tie four times and glued them together using a Stampin’ Glue Stick, creating my own kind of chipboard. I did the same with the Lauren’s Letters, Alphabet & Numbers Punch Digital Download. I decided a few of the ties needed some personality, so I cut some strips and punched some polka-dots from my scraps. Dad has to have some style, right?



Next came the centerpiece. I found a metal drink bucket, put some filler on the bottom, lined it with some brown packing paper, then filled it with one of my hubby’s favorites—peanut M&Ms. Then, using some smaller versions of the neckties and some fun sayings from the Rad Dad Stamp Brush Set and the Because I’m the Dad Greeting Card Template, I created the stakes—because, well, I couldn’t do flowers! I jazzed up the sentiments using the Gorgeous Grunge Stamp Set and backed them on coordinating Starburst Framelits Dies.







A little 4-pack of “POP” HAD to be made to wash down all the upcoming yumminess. On the back of the ties I’ll have each of the boys write: “You are the BEST POP around, Dad!”





This is where Dad is really going to get spoiled rotten! I found a bunch of his favorite treats, then tried to figure out cute sayings to help “tie” them in (oh, I crack myself up!) to the gift.










 
 

Got any fab ideas for Father’s Day? Share them in the comments section below!

Jeanna Bohanon
Artisan Design Team 2013–2014 

Tuesday, 22 July 2014

Delightful Daffodil Bloom


Here's the other flower I showed you yesterday - made into a card.

Notice the yellow rhinestones in the centre?
I coloured those with the Blendabilities too!

Cool or what!?  ;)


Leave me a little hello if you've seen this post - 
Thanks for popping in!

Have a great day :)
Anna :)

CLUBS coming to a mailbox near you!! :)

Clubs & Shares

Do you LOVE all the new Stampin' Up! goodies & want it all at once but just can't?!

Then consider joining one or all of the new Clubs I'm hosting.

They all start this month - check them out below & simply contact me if you are interested in joining in! :)


NEW  IN COLOUR CLUB

Have a long wishlist? 
Love all your new colours?  
Then my new ‘In Colour Club’ is just for you.

For just $50/month over 5 months – you will receive:  

One New Colour Set per month  Blackberry Bliss;  Hello Honey; Lost Lagoon;  Mossy Meadow; Tangelo Twist

*Ink Pad         
*Reinker        
*Full pack of A4 cardstock   
*Markers   
*Stitched Satin Ribbon (1/4 roll) 
*In Color Clothes Pins  
*In Color Designer Series Paper Stack   
*Little extras ;)  

Sign up now to be included.   
Commitment is only 5 months (Runs July – November). 

Payments can be made by credit card or cash & will be due to me directly by the 20th of each month. Postage is included in club cost.

Contact me if you are interested - CLUB STARTS THIS MONTH! :)









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NEW BLENDABILITIES CLUB:


Who loves colouring? Blendabilities makes shading a breeze & your art looking like a masterpiece!  Collect ALL the available Blendabilities products & markers over 3 months & have $50 free spending money along the way.

3 Month Club

July – $102.70 + postage
*4 Blendabilities Colour Packs ($20.95 x 4)
*Memento Ink Pad ($9.95)
*Colour Lifter Marker  ($8.95)

August  – $102.80 + postage
*3 Blendabilities Colour Packs ($20.95 x 3)
*Skin Tone Colour Pack ($39.95)

September – $104.75 + postage
 *5 Blendabilities Colour Packs ($20.95 x 5)

Bonuses: Receive $50 FREE Product in one of the months.
Receive a Stampin’ Up! Blendabilities tutorial video or two each month to teach you how to use your markers.


Commitment is 3 months.  Payments can be made by 20th of each month by credit card, cash or online ordering with a specific ‘Hostess Code’.


CONTACT ME to JOIN - CLUB STARTS JULY 2014


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NEW PROJECT LIFE Fan Club




Need a solution to your Memory Keeping? Love Project Life or interested in getting  started in Project Life? Take part in my Project Life Fan Club!

For three months you’ll receive all the supplies and tools you’ll need to create an abundance of unique, quick memory albums and as a bonus, in one of the months, you’ll receive a FREE Stampin’ Up! Project Life Album valued at $49.95!   What do you receive?

Month 1 - July
PL Card Collection of your choice ($20.95)
Accessory pack of your choice ($16.95)
PL Variety Pack 12x12 Pocket Pages ($11.95)
‘Day to Day’ Stamp Set ($44.95)
Total: $94.80 + postage

Month 2 – August
PL Card Collection of your choice ($20.95)
Accessory pack of your choice ($16.95)
‘Remember This’ stamp set ($27.95)
PL Grid Cards ($5.95)
PL Corner Punch ($13.95)
PL Journaling Pens ($6.95)
Total: $92.70 + postage


 Month 3 - September
PL Card Collection of your choice ($20.95)
Accessory pack of your choice ($16.95)
‘Point& Click’ Stamp Set ($27.95)
PL Variety Pack 12x12 Pocket Pages ($11.95)
PL Design 1 Pocket Pages ($11.95)
Total $89.70 + postage

+ FREE Stampin’ Up! Project Life Album valued at $49.95!

Payments can be made by credit card, cash or online with a specific ‘Hostess Code’ for each month.



All CLUBS are starting this month – contact me asap if you are wanting to join in J

Monday, 21 July 2014

First Play with Blendabilities


I am enjoying playing with my new Blendabilities!

These are alcohol-based Markers & are great for easy colouring & shading.
They are smooth to use for blending.

They come in sets of 3 shades of the same colour.

Stamp your image using the Memento Black Ink & colour away!! :)



Here's one of my finished cards with the above.

If you'd like to get into these little markers packed with fun ;)  then check out my Blendabilities CLUB starting this month (Aus residents)

Or check out the range in my ONLINE SHOP

Thanks for popping by!


Anna :)

Saturday, 12 July 2014

From the Blog: DIY Glass Art

DIY: Glass Art

(http://www.stampinup.com/home/blog-post/corporate-blog/2014/07/11/diy-glass-art)



You don’t have to search high and low to find the perfect glassware in just the right colors. A little tinted paint is all it takes.

Breathe new life into old glassware with just a few items: vases or bottles, acrylic paint, and Classic Stampin’ ink (Click HERE to check them out

(If you don’t have old glassware, thrift shops and yard sales usually sell glassware for next to nothing!)
How-to:
  • Before you begin, wash your vase and let it dry completely.
  • Mix white acrylic paint with Classic Stampin’ ink. (Cheap acrylic paint will work fine.) The amount of ink you use will depend on how bold you want the color to be. We used four parts paint to one part ink.
  • Pour the tinted paint into the clean vase and slowly roll it around until the inside is completely coated. Turn the vase upside-down for about five minutes so the rest of the paint can drip out.
  • To dry the vase quickly, place it in a cold oven and turn the heat to 325 degrees F/162 degrees C. Bake it for 10 minutes and then turn the heat off and let the vase cool in the oven so it doesn’t crack. You can also let the vase air dry, but that may take a while.
The paint is not waterproof, so make sure you don’t fill the vase with water. But that opens you up to lots of creative options. You can create Designer Series Paper (Click HERE) flowers, like we did, that coordinate with the gorgeous, glossy finish of the vase. Make one vase or create an entire set—it’s an inexpensive and easy way to refresh your d├ęcor with the Stampin’ Up! colors you love.    

Painted Glassware
Lucky Limeade Cardstock; First Edition Specialty Designer Series Paper; Melon Mambo, Pool Party, and Summer Starfruit Classic Stampin’ Ink Refills; Blossom Petals and 2-3/8" Scallop Circle Punches; white acrylic paint; glassware; floral wire


Britni H.
Graphic Designer


Thursday, 3 July 2014

New Catalogue. New Colours. New Club



Whoo hoo!
Big excitement now that the 2014/2015 Stampin' Up! catalogue is LIVE!

Check out the PDF HERE
or email me for your own copy



Here are some products in the NEW In Colours.

They are:
Blackberry Bliss
Hello Honey
Lost Lagoon
Mossy Meadow
Tangelo Twist


I have a new CLUB starting this month (Aus only) where you can collect ALL your new In Colour Products over 5 months & have plenty for the rest of your wishlist :)

See details below





NEW  IN COLOUR CLUB
Have a long wishlist? 
Love all your new colours?  
Then my new ‘In Colour Club’ is just for you.

For just $50/month over 5 months – you will receive:  

One New Colour Set per month  - Blackberry Bliss;  Hello Honey; Lost Lagoon;  Mossy Meadow; Tangelo Twist

*Ink Pad         
*Reinker        
*Full pack of A4 cardstock   
*Markers   
*Stitched Satin Ribbon (1/4 roll) 
*In Color Clothes Pins  
*In Color Designer Series Paper Stack   
*Little extras ;)  

Sign up now to be included.   
Commitment is only 5 months (Runs July – November). 

Payments can be made by credit card or cash & will be due to me directly by the 20th of each month. Postage is included in club cost.

Contact me if you are interested - CLUB STARTS THIS MONTH! :)


Anna :)



CHECK OUT ALL THE CLUBS RUNNING FROM THIS MONTH HERE

Thursday, 26 June 2014

Last Days to Grab your Favs!



From now until end of June, you can grab your favourite retiring products while they are still available.  Some are up to 40% off!

Check out the RETIRING STAMP LIST HERE

Check out the RETIRING ACCESSORIES LIST HERE

Or if you want to see pictures, check out the products in my ONLINE SHOP here

Only while stocks last! :)


Anna :)





For a limited time you can join Stampin’ Up! for just $85! 

This amazing opportunity will only last until June 30, 2014, so take what you already love doing—stamping and crafting—and make a little money while you're at it!

Email me for more information or simply CLICK HERE to join online :) 

Wednesday, 25 June 2014

Last days to Sign & Save!!



Until June 30th, new recruits that join Stampin' Up! can do so at the traditional Starter Kit priced at $169 ($235 product value), or for a limited time, a reduced priced Starter Kit at the low price of $85 ($90 product value.) 

What a great deal!!

So if you have been thinking about joining Stampin' Up! as a hobby or a business, simply visit my website HERE or contact me for more information.

(p.s. if you join in June, you'll get the fun of sneak peeks & preorders of new Catalogue products too...and your first month's order over $300 will be 30% off!)

I'd love to have you join the fun!  

Anna :)

Tuesday, 24 June 2014

Peachy Keen Stamp Set and the On Film Framelits Dies




Another great video from Stampin' Up! with products from the Occasions Catalogue.

Enjoy!

Anna :)

p.s. remember the Occasions Catalogue ends June 30th!!  Grab your favourites while they're available.  :)


Friday, 20 June 2014

Technique Time : Aqua Painter vs. Blender Pen






Which to use?  Aqua Painter or the Blender Pen?


Then this video is for you - enjoy! :)

Anna :)

Tuesday, 17 June 2014

Trick Box - Techniques About Stamping






Check out another fabulous Stampin' Up! project tutorial :)

Anna :)

Friday, 13 June 2014

Resizing the Tag a Bag Gift Boxes



Check out another fabulous Stampin' Up! project tutorial :)

Anna :)

Project Life - Getting Started!

From the Stampin' Up! Blog

http://www.stampinup.com/home/blog-post/corporate-blog/2014/05/01/project-life-getting-started

Project Life: Getting Started!


I am a Project Life convert through and through. I first heard about Project Life a couple of years ago by reading Ali Edwards’s blog. I was so intrigued by the whole concept. It seemed so simple to focus on taking photos and recording memories—something that I had been struggling with in my personal albums.
I have loved memory keeping for a long time but I just dabbled in it because it overwhelmed me. I am such a perfectionist, and I would spend hours and hours on my scrapbook pages. I had so many photos and so many memories I wanted to record. There was never enough time to document everything, and I was always so behind.



After having my first daughter in 2009 I got really jazzed about recording our new journey. I started a baby album and tried so hard to stay on top of it, but I was spending too much time on it and getting nowhere. After a little while I pretty much gave up because I was so behind and overwhelmed by the whole thing.
When I came across Project Life I knew I had my answer. I love everything about Project Life. I love all the pockets that can so easily be filled with memories and photos. I love all of the predesigned pocket cards. I love that I can get so many of my photos off my computer and out for my family to look at. I love that I have a place to document the simple everyday moments along with the big ones. I love that I have a place to save all of the little ticket stubs and mementos that I gather. I love adding fun little embellishments to my cards and photos when I have the time and I need a creative outlet. I love that if I just want to get my pages done quickly, I don’t have to fuss around with embellishing things . . . but my pages still look great. Everything about Project Life makes me happy.



If you are new to Project Life, I have put together a few tips I have learned along the way to help get you started recording your life.
Take photos with intention. What are the things that you want to remember? If you made something awesome for dinner . . . take a picture of it. Did you have a fun girls’ night out? Take a picture! Did you go for a walk with a beautiful sunset? Take a picture. We all know to take photos of the big, important events in our lives, but I think the simple moments in our lives are just as meaningful and important to document.


Decide which approach works best for you. Do you want to record your life on a weekly basis, on a monthly basis, or just whenever? There is no right or wrong way to do this. I like working on a monthly basis and adding inserts when I need to, but that might not work for you. Play around and have fun finding out what makes this process of recording your life the easiest and most enjoyable for you.

Jot down the things you want to remember. Carry a notebook in your purse, write ideas in your phone, or write in a journal at the end of the day. When you come across a quote that moves you . . . write it down. When your kid says or does something that you don’t want to forget . . . write it down. If you had a great day . . . write it down. This makes it so much easier when you want to add journaling to your pages.



Save things from your life to include in your album. A tag from your shopping spree, a bag from your favorite boutique that you can cut down to fit into a pocket, happy mail, a birthday card, a ticket stub from a good movie—there are so many fun ways to include bits and pieces from your life.



Set aside time to work on your pages. Make it a priority in your busy life to sit down and get your memories written down and your photos printed off. Doing tasks in chunks is easier than trying to do everything in a big marathon session. Take an hour to go through photos and print them off. Later, sit down for another hour to write down memories onto cards and slip things into page protectors. Take another hour or 30 minutes to play around with embellishing and getting creative if that’s what makes you happy. Again, there is no right or wrong way to do this. Just have fun, and in the end you will have something that you and your family will cherish forever!

Arika B.
Concept Artist

Thursday, 12 June 2014

Grab them before they're gone! :)



From now until end of June, you can grab your favourite retiring products while they are still available.  Some are up to 40% off!

Check out the RETIRING STAMP LIST HERE

Check out the RETIRING ACCESSORIES LIST HERE

Or if you want to see pictures, check out the products in my ONLINE SHOP here

Only while stocks last! :)


Anna :)





For a limited time you can join Stampin’ Up! for just $85! 

This amazing opportunity will only last until June 30, 2014, so take what you already love doing—stamping and crafting—and make a little money while you're at it!

Email me for more information or simply CLICK HERE to join online :) 

Wednesday, 11 June 2014

Still time to Sign & Save :)



Until June 30th, new recruits that join Stampin' Up! can do so at the traditional Starter Kit priced at $169 ($235 product value), or for a limited time, a reduced priced Starter Kit at the low price of $85 ($90 product value.) 

What a great deal!!

So if you have been thinking about joining Stampin' Up! as a hobby or a business, simply visit my website HERE or contact me for more information.

(p.s. if you join in June, you'll get the fun of sneak peeks & preorders of new Catalogue products too...and your first month's order over $300 will be 30% off!)

I'd love to have you join the fun!  

Anna :)