Aug 012014
 

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During the month of August 2014, if you purchase a Big Shot Die Cutting Machine you will receive one of the bundles listed below absolutely FREE.  If you already own a Big Shot Die Cutting Machine, you may purchase a bundle below at a 15% discount.

  • Purchase a Big Shot and receive a free bundle (choose one of the five exclusive bundles available)
  • Orders may be placed on any order type (customer, demonstrator, workshop, or online order)
  • Big Shots and Bundles added to Starter Kits do not qualify for this promotion.
  • Big Shots and Bundles entered on Hostess Free and 50% off merchandise, do not qualify for promotion.
  • There is no limit to the number of times a customer may participate.
  • Bright & Beautiful Stamp Set is part of our holiday catalog.
  • Promotion Dates and Deadlines: August 1-31, 2014

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Here’s a pdf file of the items you will be able to cut with the Big Shot:  http://su-media.s3.amazonaws.com/media/docs/Stampin_University/products/big_shot/Big_Shot_Materials_NA.pdf

Here’s a video from Stampin’ Up! showing the basics for this great machine.   If you are reading this via e-mail, the direct link to the video is:  http://youtu.be/scXWUoTAyfs

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All orders may be placed through my Stampin’ Up! website:   http://marydirector.stampinup.net

Mary Director
Stampin’ Up! Senior Supervisor, Independent Demonstrator & Creative Coach
http://marydirector.stampinup.net
Stampin’ Up! — Discover Your Creativity
(On-line ordering now available thru my website)
Visit my blog:  http://www.kreateskards.com

Jul 312014
 

You know how much I love using the Big Shot.  Yesterday I took a break and made time to make a card front.  Later it will be attached to a card base.  Maybe for a birthday, a celebration, or ????   Versatile card fronts are great to have handy for those times you need a card and don’t have any made up.   Add to a card base, then add a sentiment.   In minutes you have the perfect card.

This card front is a great way to use scraps of card stock that you have at home.   My photos are of the finished front and also a view of the back to show you the layers of scraps that I used.   The scraps were attached with scotch tape.   At the point I adhere the card front to a card base I will use Sticky Strip (double sided tape from Stampin’ Up!) to hook them together.

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I sponged the whisper white card stock with Night of Navy Classic Ink.

Then I cut out the 3 stars (each a different size) using the Stars Framelits, item #133723.

I used scraps for the background color on the two smaller stars.

Using scraps I started layering from the back the larger star.  Each scrap had at least one straight edge that will be exposed to the front.  These scraps are attached to the card front with scotch tape.

As I was doing the large star I was constantly looking at the front to see how well I liked it before scotch taping it down.

Card front is complete.   Later on I will add it to a card base with a sentiment.

Stampin’ Up! Supplies Used:

Stars Framlits, item #133723
Numerous pieces of cards stock and DSP
Stampin’ Sponges, item #101610
Night of Navy Classic Ink, item #126970
Big Shot Die Cutting Machine, item #113439   (watch for special deal on August 1)
Big Shot Magnetic Platform, item #130658

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All orders may be placed through my Stampin’ Up! website:   http://marydirector.stampinup.net

Mary Director
Stampin’ Up! Senior Supervisor, Independent Demonstrator & Creative Coach
http://marydirector.stampinup.net
Stampin’ Up! — Discover Your Creativity
(On-line ordering now available thru my website)
Visit my blog:  http://www.kreateskards.com

Jul 292014
 

Here are the Weekly Deals for July 29 though August 4, 2014:

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Blendabilities

On August 1, the full Blendabilities product line will be available to all Stampin’ Up!  customers!  Stampin’ Blendabilities Markers can enhance your projects and increase your creativity.  In my opinion, these are one of the BEST products Stampin’ Up! has ever released.  I have no experience with blending and shading and I have been so pleased with the outcome of my projects.   I have many samples throughout my blog the last two months.

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Big Shot

Have you been thinking about purchasing a Big Shot Die Cutting Machine?   Well, the month of August is going to be a GREAT time to make that purchase from Stampin’ Up! through my website.   You will get an exclusive Framelits and Stamp Set Bundle for FREE when you purchase a Big Shot. Or, if you already own a Big Shot, get a 15 percent discount on these select bundles. Get all the details on August 1 here on my blog!

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Discount on My Digital Studio Print Products

Get 20 percent off all of our My Digital Studio print products through July 31! See the promotional pricing
http://su-media.s3.amazonaws.com/media/MDSnet/MDS_pricingList_US_0714sale.pdf

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We are in full steam ahead mode with the sale of our home.   The next month will be a whirlwind of activity.   Although I am not updating my blog each day, I do check my e-mail and order status.  If you have questions, please do not hesitate to contact me.

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All orders may be placed through my Stampin’ Up! website:   http://marydirector.stampinup.net

Mary Director
Stampin’ Up! Senior Supervisor, Independent Demonstrator & Creative Coach
http://marydirector.stampinup.net
Stampin’ Up! — Discover Your Creativity
(On-line ordering now available thru my website)
Visit my blog:  http://www.kreateskards.com

 

Jul 222014
 

Absolutely love the Weekly Deals from Stampin’ Up!.   Great way to get our quality products and save some money too.

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House inspection tomorrow, appraisal later on in the week.   Actually have a new buyer as the other buyer changed their mind.   All is moving smoothly and we should close on August 25th.   Selling a home is lots of stress, hard work, stress …. LOL.   Hope everyone has a great week.

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All orders may be placed through my Stampin’ Up! website:   http://marydirector.stampinup.net

Mary Director
Stampin’ Up! Senior Supervisor, Independent Demonstrator & Creative Coach
http://marydirector.stampinup.net
Stampin’ Up! — Discover Your Creativity
(On-line ordering now available thru my website)
Visit my blog:  http://www.kreateskards.com

Jul 172014
 

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For the last few weeks my Stampin’ Up! Team (people who I have recruited as Demonstrators) have a challenge via our group on Facebook.   This week the challenge was to use some type of circle/round on our paper craft project.    This is my submission.

Work of Art Stamp Set, item #134111 – Wood or #134114 – Clear
Cajun Craze Classic Ink, item #126965
So Saffron Classic Ink, item #129957
Old Olive Classic Ink, item #126953
Whisper White Card Stock, item #100730

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All orders may be placed through my Stampin’ Up! website:   http://marydirector.stampinup.net

Mary Director
Stampin’ Up! Senior Supervisor, Independent Demonstrator & Creative Coach
http://marydirector.stampinup.net
Stampin’ Up! — Discover Your Creativity
(On-line ordering now available thru my website)
Visit my blog:  http://www.kreateskards.com

Jul 152014
 

Here are this week’s Weekly Deals from Stampin’ Up:

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All orders may be placed through my Stampin’ Up! website:   http://marydirector.stampinup.net

Mary Director
Stampin’ Up! Senior Supervisor, Independent Demonstrator & Creative Coach
http://marydirector.stampinup.net
Stampin’ Up! — Discover Your Creativity
(On-line ordering now available thru my website)
Visit my blog:  http://www.kreateskards.com

Jul 142014
 

As of August 1, 2014 you will be able to purchase additional colors of the Stampin’ Blendabilities Alcohol Markers up and above what is available now.   As a Demonstrator for Stampin’ Up! I was able to pre-order these colors now and wanted to share them with you:

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Calypso Coral Assortment, item # 130996

 

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Wisteria Wonder Assortment, item #131002

 

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Melon Mambo Assortment, item #130994

 

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Night of Navy Assortment, item #131001

 

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The group of flowers together.

OTHER colors that will be available August 1, 2014:
Crumb Cake Assortment, item #131004
Smoky Slate Assortment, item #131005

Stamp used above:   Bloom With Hope – Hostess Set, item #133949 – Wood OR #133952 – Clear

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We accepted an offer on our home yesterday.   This week we will go through the appraisal and inspection process.   Our home closes next month, and we will be moving to an apartment.   There is so much to finish packing and getting ready for our big move.   Excited about it all.  Now to find room for all my craft items at the new place (smile).

As a result, I will not be able to update my blog as often.   Please bear with me during this time frame.   I will post notices of sales etc as soon as possible.   However, I am not sure how much I will be posting projects during this time.   Thank you for understanding.

If you need to place an order, please continue to do so through my website.   Also I will be checking e-mails, so if you have questions please don’t hesitate to e-mail me and ask.

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All orders may be placed through my Stampin’ Up! website:   http://marydirector.stampinup.net

Mary Director
Stampin’ Up! Senior Supervisor, Independent Demonstrator & Creative Coach
http://marydirector.stampinup.net
Stampin’ Up! — Discover Your Creativity
(On-line ordering now available thru my website)
Visit my blog:  http://www.kreateskards.com

Jul 112014
 

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This is one of my favorite techniques.  I took the card stock glued the flower and the sentiment on it, then ran it through the Big Shot to emboss it.   When you do this, the flower and sentiment embed themselves into the background making it look like one piece of card stock.   Click on the photo for a larger view and to see a close-up of the embossing.   When you scroll down in this post, you will see a video tutorial I made on this technique a number of years ago.

Stampin’ Up! Products Used:

Four You Stamp Set – set 0f 4, item #130535 – Wood OR #130538 Clear
Blended Bloom Stamp Set – set of 1, item #135906 – Wood Only
Lovely Lace Textured Impressions Embossing Folder, item #133737
Cherry Cobbler Blendabilities Assortment, item #130995
Daffodil Delight Blendabilities Assortment, item #130998
Blackberry Bliss Card Stock, item #133675
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Stampin’ Dimensionals, item #104430
Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine, item #113439

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Here is a video tutorial I made a number of years ago (the blog link is incorrect now that shows in the video).  If you are reading this post via e-mail, here’s the direct link to the video:  http://youtu.be/AAxy9okh4AQ

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All orders may be placed through my Stampin’ Up! website:   http://marydirector.stampinup.net

Mary Director
Stampin’ Up! Senior Supervisor, Independent Demonstrator & Creative Coach
http://marydirector.stampinup.net
Stampin’ Up! — Discover Your Creativity
(On-line ordering now available thru my website)
Visit my blog:  http://www.kreateskards.com

Jul 102014
 

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Stampin’ Up! Products Used:

Four You Stamp Set – set 0f 4, item #130535 – Wood OR #130538 Clear
Blended Bloom Stamp Set – set of 1, item #135906 – Wood Only
Lovely Lace Textured Impressions Embossing Folder, item #133737
Coastal Cabana Blendabilities Assortment, item #131000
Daffodil Delight Blendabilities Assortment, item #130998
Tangelo Twist, item #133677
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Stampin’ Dimensionals, item #104430
Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine, item #113439

Very pleased with this combination of colors.   Tomorrow will have another example for you too.

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ClearanceRack

Just a reminder that the Clearance Rack has new items added to it today!!!!    These wonderful sale items are while supplies last only.

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All orders may be placed through my Stampin’ Up! website:   http://marydirector.stampinup.net

Mary Director
Stampin’ Up! Senior Supervisor, Independent Demonstrator & Creative Coach
http://marydirector.stampinup.net
Stampin’ Up! — Discover Your Creativity
(On-line ordering now available thru my website)
Visit my blog:  http://www.kreateskards.com

Jul 092014
 

Stampin’ Up! has a great selection of Textured Impressions Embossing Folders available to our customers.   There are showcased on Pages 226 and 227 of our main catalog.  You may view the catalog on line.  It is a pdf file that is 250 pages so may take a bit to load.

http://su-media.s3.amazonaws.com/media/catalogs/2014-2015/NA/20140602_AnnualCatalog_en-US.pdf

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I created the backdrop to this card using the Large Polka Dot Textured Embossing Folder.   The Blended Bloom flower was colored in using Blendabilities, and the “hello” is from the Four You Stamp set.   The flower and sentiment have been upraised from the card using Stampin’ Dimensionals for added depth to the card.

Stampin’ Up! Products Used:

Four You Stamp Set – set 0f 4, item #130535 – Wood OR #130538 Clear
Blended Bloom Stamp Set – set of 1, item #135906 – Wood Only
Large Polka Dot Textured Impressions Embossing Folder, item #133739
Rich Razzleberry Blendabilities Assortment, item #131003
Daffodil Delight Blendabilities Assortment, item #130998
Lost Lagoon Card Stock, item #133679
  (In-Color)
Stampin’ Dimensionals, item #104430
Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine, item #113439

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Blended Bloom Stamp Set, item #135906 – Wood Only

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FourYou
Four You Stamp Set – set 0f 4, item #130535 – Wood OR #130538 Clear

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I will have two more cards to share with you this week using Textured Impressions Embossing Folders.

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All orders may be placed through my Stampin’ Up! website:   http://marydirector.stampinup.net

Mary Director
Stampin’ Up! Senior Supervisor, Independent Demonstrator & Creative Coach
http://marydirector.stampinup.net
Stampin’ Up! — Discover Your Creativity
(On-line ordering now available thru my website)
Visit my blog:  http://www.kreateskards.com