Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Holiday Catalog goes live today!!

Yea! The new Holiday Catalog goes live today! 
Did you get your copy?  It is jam packed with crafty goodness!  I have a list a mile long. 
Click here to view. 

Also, a few new items have been added to the Clearance rack.   click here to view.

And finally, I want to plug My Paper Pumpkin one more time.  Those of you who joined last month received the "Chalk it up to Love" kit, that contained 6 cards and 3 boxes. The stamp set is so pretty and very useful for a wide variety of projects.   Did you know that when you are subscriber to My Paper Pumpkin, you can buy past kits and past kit refills while supplies last? 
If you have not signed up for My Paper Pumpkin, you can do so by September 10th and receive 50% off your first two months!  You can cancel at any time, but hopefully you wont want to because you will be building up a fun selection of stamps and inks to use on all your other projects.  You can click the My Paper Pumpkin link on the right hand side of my blog post.
Contact me with any other questions you may have.

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Project Life Seasonal Snapshots 2015

Hello everyone!  I thought I would share a First day of school card I made for Jillian.  Jillian is one of those kids who really loves to get notes, well I guess all kids do, Zachary loves them too, but Jillian saves them and gets super happy whereas Zachary will see it and not want his friends to see it so he hides them.  But secretly he likes it so he will just have to deal with it :)
Anyway, this is a card I made for Jillian.  I used some cards from the new Seasonal Snapshots Project Life card pack   These are meant for scrapbooking but they are also perfect for cards and the packs come with SO MANY cards that you will have plenty to use on all your projects.   The cards are designed to work together and there is a matching accessory pack to you don't have to even think.

To make the card I sorted through the card pack and looked for a couple of cards that worked nicely, then I just adhered them to a card base.  The back to school letters are part of the accessory pack.  The card was already cute with the apple, no added stamps needed for this one.

The card packs come in a handy box. I love these boxes.  I add the accessory pack to the box so that everything is together,

The Seasonal Snapshot 2015 Project Life card collection has cards perfect for all your fall/winter needs.  Back to school, Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas and winter fun.
100 double sided cards in a great storage box for $16.00.  Matching accessory pack is $12.  There is a matching stamp set too! You can see this set in the Holiday Catalog that comes out on September 1st! Check out all the Project Life collections in the big Annual Catalog! 

Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, August 21, 2015

Marker Organization

Hello everyone!  I found a fun marker storage idea on Pinterest awhile back and after collecting enough supplies from drinking some yummy Crystal Light, I was finally able to make it. 
I thought I would share the project with you in case you needed some marker storage as well.
I intend to put them up on a little shelf next to the ink storage.  The shelf will have slots for dimentionals and things like rhinestone accents. 

The project starts with empty Crystal light containers and some Washi tape.  I used 7 containers, one for each color family, both In-Color families, and journaling pens and Sharpies.

You don't really need the Washi tape but it looks funner and I used colors that co-ordinated with the markers, pastel tape with pastel markers and so on.

Next I used a hot glue gun to adhere them together, and added the markers. 
There is just enough room to grab the markers from the containers quickly and easily. And they are easy to find! I used to keep them in their original boxes and in a drawer but them I had to pull up the flap and open the box and pull out a marker and put them away and I know that sounds easy but the boxes were on top of each other and I had to look for the right one and blah blah blah.  This is just grab and go! Easy Peasy!

What do you think?

Thursday, August 20, 2015

Holiday Catalog Pre-order

Hello everyone! So you may be wondering why I have not posted new projects in a while. Well, it is because I went a little crazy with the Holiday catalog pre-order and my craft room is overflowing.  I can't find my table! 
I need to spend a couple of days finding room for my new goodies. Luckily the kids started school yesterday and so I will have time to get to work!   And, when I am finished, I will be showing you a lot of new products and projects from this really fun and fabulous new catalog!

Do you wish you could have a mountain of new goodies to play with? You can!  Join Stampin' Up! as a demonstrator and choose $125 worth of product for just $99!  That's it!  There is no catch! You can be your only customer, or you can have a few customers, or  you can grow a business.  It's up to you.  If you decide not to make any further purchases, you will simply be dropped from the site after the quarter, but that wont happen because you will love Stampin' Up! for the products, the customer service, the fun and ideas from other demonstrators and more!  You will love getting products first and at a discount. Click on the Join my team button under the blog header to be directed to joining instructions.  Contact me with any questions, I am happy to help! 

Did you know that Stampin' Up! is going to start having mini-convention type events for demonstrators in areas across the country?  These are fun opportunities to get together with other stampers and have fun, see new products and get away from household chores :)  the next event is in November and there are several locations.  The nearest to me is Milwaukee, but there are locations all over the country.  This is the first time they are doing this and I am sure it will be special.  These events are another great perk of being a demonstrator.  I can't afford to go to every Stampin' Up! event but the conventions I have attended in the past, including this July, were a lot of fun and I am sure these mini events will be fun too!

So Join the fun and become a Demonstrator Today!  

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

August My Paper Pumpkin

Hello Everyone!  Some of you took advantage of the 50% off deal that we have going on with My Paper Pumpkin. Thank you so much!  If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me. Bethrush@issinternet.com  If you joined, this is the super cute project that you will get this month!  The stamps are so pretty and have a "for you", "hello",."with love" and "with sympathy".  The ink this month is White craft ink, so fun for a chalkboard look! 
If you did not sigh up, you still have time to sign up, the 50% off deal ends September 10th.  And, when you are a My Paper Pumpkin subscriber, you get to order past kits and refills while supplies last. 
Feel Free to contact me with any questions

Thursday, August 13, 2015

Vintage leaves

I really love the new Vintage Leaves stamp set.  I love the fall, it is my favorite season, so this was one of the first stamps that I bought from the Holiday Catalog. 

For this card I wanted to use the English Garden Designer Series Paper, and I wanted a slightly watercolor look, to go with the paper. 
I started by inking the stamp up with Old Olive, Mossy Meadow and Early Espresso.  I just pressed the stamp into the pads in different areas so that the leaf was multi hued.

Next I used my Aqua Painter filled with Alcohol.  (91% variety not the 70% in most medicine cabinets.  See this post for details) I keep two sets on Aqua Painters at my desk, one filled with water, one with alcohol.  I mark the alcohol painter with an A so I know which one it is, although you can smell it once you open the cap. 

I used the Old Olive and Mossy Meadows ink pads to paint the leaves.
I used alcohol to paint the leaves because I wanted to use Whisper White paper and water could start to warp and pill the paper unless you use watercolor paper. The alcohol will allow you to get a water color look without ruining the paper.  I painted the leaves imperfectly to get a more hand water colored look.  I then cut the leaves out with the Leaflets framelits dies. 

I hope that you like my card and that you will give painting with alcohol a try. 

Thank you for stopping by!!