Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Hello there using a fun technique

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Hi all, 
I have a simple card for you today, but using a fun technique. I will be posting a video for the technique pretty soon, so keep an eye. 
I used Stippled Blossom stamp set and Hello there set. I stamped the 2nd step images for the flowers and leaves on watercolor paper, then using my aqua painter I finished the images by spreading the ink (actually I colored the stamps with my Stampin' Write markers and stamped that way).
The frame dies are from Mama Elephant. The colors I used are : Island indigo, Old olive and Strawberry slush.
Enjoy

Note: registration for the new Creativity in Mail program is in progress and for the next 3 months we will be focusing on White Christmas set. More info HERE



Sunday, September 21, 2014

For all things - Creation Station



Hi all, 
and welcome to another Creation Station blog hop. This week we are featuring the set For All Things. I  can't wait for Fall to arrive. I am tired from this upper 80's and 90's degree weather. It's September after all! 
For this weeks creation I used the color combination of gold and very vanilla with a splash of cajun craze. I used pretty much all elements from the catalog that contain gold: washi tape, gold foil cardstock, gold printed vellum, gold embossing powder and gold metal buttons. 
But even though it seems like I used a lot of stuff, I like how simple this card is. And lately I have been more and more into embossing especially with gold embossing powder.




Well....that's all I have for you today, but there is more inspiration right around the corner - head to the next blog by Kathy Kartak. Or put it in reverse to see Jen's creations for this week.

  


Friday, September 19, 2014

New round of Creativity by Mail Program - White Christmas

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Hi all,

It's about time for a new 3 month round of Creativity by Mail. For the next 3 months the kits and products will be sent little bit earlier (than the usual around 25th), because of the holidays coming up, so you have time to create your projects before the Holidays. 
The cost of each month is $45 (there will be 3 months per round). The price includes: products, materials, shipping and class fee. Each month you will receive about $32 Stampin' Up! products (before tax and shipping) and the rest will go for shipping and pre-cut materials that will be mailed to you.
The products will ship to you directly from SU!
In the first month you will receive stamp set that you will use for ALL three months.

For the next 3 months we will be using the set : White Christmas. 
The additional supplies you will receive in October will be:
    -All is camp specialty dsp and
    -Silver Sparkle Dazzing details.



Each month you will receive the supply lists with detailed pictures and video instructions for each project. 
You may ask : What if I already have the products? I will be happy to substitute any products for equal or lesser value.

In the 1st month you will receive materials to make 4 projects (this projects will not be showcased on my blog) and most of the projects will be WOW projects (cards and 3-D items). You will receive pre-cut supplies to make them. 

What you will need besides what I send you? You will need basic tools: Die Cutting Machine, Linen Thread, rhinestones & pearls, Ink, paper trimmer,  VersaMark, Blender Pen,  Aqua Painter, Paper Piercer &Mat Pack, Dimensionals, Liquid Glue, Scissors, Glue Dots, Hole Punch, Snail, Sticky Strip, Glue Gun.

For the 2nd and 3rd month you will receive products for around $32 (each month) plus materials to make 8 additional projects. I will send you the list of products ahead of time, so you know if you have them and you would like to substitute them. 

The registration is open now and is until October 1st. After registration closes I will send you invoice that you will need to pay within 2 days,you can pay the invoice using paypal or major credit card.If you are late, your products will be late. I will place the orders with SU! for your products on October 2nd - or earlier. 
And around October 15th you will receive the video links and pdf-s by email and materials for your projects by mail.



To register click HERE

When registering please tell me the following in the email: 
  • Please tell me what form of payment you would like to use.  
  • What is your mailing address

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Visions of Santa and My Paper Pumpkin Kits

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Hi all,
Happy Thursday! One day before Friday. 
For today I have a simple card, but before we go onto the card I have some bussines to take care of ;)
I have few Paper Pumpkin kits left that are available for sale, all are new . See pictures below. You can click on add to cart button to purchase. I have one of each available.  They are all $20 + 2.86 shipping.
If you are reading the post in your email you will need to go directly to my blog to make a purchase, as paypal links don't show up in emails: http://ilinacrouse.blogspot.com/2014/09/visions-of-santa.html

March MPP 

June MPP 






Ok, now onto the card. This is a simple card I made using the Visions of Santa set and the coordinating dsp and epoxy stickers. I colored him with my Blendabilities and the stars are from the Project life stamp set Point and Click. I stamped them with Encore gold ink. Pretty simple card, but I like the effect and the weird Santa. 




Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Garden party

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Hi all,

This post is little late today. I had doctors appt this morning (well Maternal Fetal Specialist) and we are still having a boy...lol. It was the big anatomy evaluation u/s today (the gender was determined weeks ago via DNA blood test).
Anyway, I got this idea for this card from the Catalog, I actually changed few things around and voila :) 
I am currently working on couple technique videos that I will be posting by the end of the week. I am really excited about it. 






Monday, September 15, 2014

Golden Feathers

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Hi all and Happy Monday. 
The other day  I posted my twine storage solution on my Facebook page, so I decided I will put it up here, too. I purchased Unfinished Wood Natural Cutout Spools from Amazon (they come in packages of 6) and rolled my twine on it. I really hated the edges that the current packages make onto the twine and I wanted something that will keep my twine without those edges and will look much better on projects, so this is what I came up with. Now onto the project.

I decided to use the new Four Feathers stamp set and coordinating die that are in the Holiday Mini. I fell in love with this set instantly when I saw it at Convention, but unfortunatelly I waited little too long to start using it. I made a simple card and simple colors (white and gold). The sentiment is from Holiday Invitation set, it says Give thanks, but I just inked the Thanks part with versamark and then embossed it with gold embossing powder. 
The gold thin string is from the gold twine, I just pulled out the string and adhered it with a glue dot with the gold sequin trim onto my project. 





Sunday, September 14, 2014

'Tis the season to be fancy

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Hi all,

Just a quick post today. It's almost 2AM and WAAAAY past my bed time. It's been crazy busy day here with the kids. I went to the gym in the morning with my 2.5 yr old, then we went to Panera for later breakfast, and from there headed to Costco. We got home, then in 30 min I went to take my 1 yr old out to late lunch, as she just woke up from her nap. So by 3pm, I was soooo stinkin' tired. The afternoon was less busy, but still busy with dinner and everything (kids running around).

Anyway....here's a card I made using Visions of Santa set and coordinating dsp, washi tape and epoxy stickers. When I first saw this set I didn't like it, but those Santas kept dancing in my head so had to get this set and create this interactive card (using out thinlits die  for flip cards). I used blendabilities to color the santas, and the sentiment is stamped in versamark and then embossed with white embossing powder.






Thursday, September 11, 2014

Choose Happiness - Creativity by mail (August projects)

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Hi all,

Here are some sneaks from the August Creativity by Mail projects. We have 1 more month left from this round and then in October we'll be staring a new round with a new stamp set. More about the program HERE.

Usually we make 4 projects ( 2 cards and 2 3-D items) plus in your kits you will have materials to make more projects. You can join at any time. Just email me
So here are the sneaks ;)






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