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