Jul 222014
 

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

WKlyDealsJuly22

******

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.

******

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
 

IMG_2452

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

******

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:

WklyDealsJuly15

******

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:

IMG_2447
Calypso Coral Assortment, item # 130996

 

IMG_2448
Wisteria Wonder Assortment, item #131002

 

IMG_2449
Melon Mambo Assortment, item #130994

 

IMG_2450
Night of Navy Assortment, item #131001

 

IMG_2451
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

******

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.

******

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
 

IMG_2446

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
  (In-Color)
Stampin’ Dimensionals, item #104430
Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine, item #113439

******

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

******

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
 

IMG_2444

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
  (In-Color)
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.

******

ClearanceRack

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

******

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

IMG_2445

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

******

IMG_2397
Blended Bloom Stamp Set, item #135906 – Wood Only

*****

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

******

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

******

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 082014
 

Don’t we all love a SNEAK PEEK of new items!!!!  This holiday stamp set will be in the new Stampin’ Up! Holiday Catalog but is available on a Sneak Peek basis as of today to our customers.

BeautyOfTheSeason

BeautyofTheSeasonC

Beauty of the Season – 4 stamps in set, item Wood 135776 $21.95 OR Clear 135779 $16.95

Here’s the link to the pdf file for this stamp set:  http://su-media.s3.amazonaws.com/media/docs/Photopolymer/NA/2014_July/US_Flyer_Beauty_of_the_season.pdf

******

Order our latest Photopolymer Stamp Sets–Christmas Bliss and Dear Heart (the boy version of our highly popular Sweetie Pie Set!)  NOTE:   Sweetie Pie Set sold out quickly … I’m sure this one will too.

Christmas Bliss:

ChristmasBlissA

ChristmasBlissB

Christmas Bliss Photopolymer Stamp Set, item #138897   NOTE:  I believe the # of stamps in this set is 11 NOT 60 as shown in the photo.

Here’s the pdf file for this stamp set:   http://www.stampinup.com/us/documents/US_Flyer_photopolymer_Christmas_Bliss_0714.pdf

******

Dear Heart

DearHeartA

DearHeartB

Dear Heart Photopolymer Stamp Set – 26 stamps in set, item #138157   (Note:  I’m sure this stamp set will sell out quickly – don’t hesitate if it is one you reall want.)

Here’s the link to the pdf file for this stamp set:  http://www.stampinup.com/us/documents/US_Flyer_photopolymer_Dear_Heart_0714.pdf

******

DSPPromotion

Just a reminder too that right now when you buy 3 Designer Series Paper Packs, you will receive one FREE.

******

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 082014
 

WeeklyDealsJuly82014

These are the Weekly Deals for July 8 though July 14, 2014

******

ClearanceRack

Stampin’ Up! has just let us know that the Clearance Rack will be updated (new products added) on July 10th.   Be sure to check the new additions out on Thursday.   There is quite a bit of products there now too if you would like some really great deals.

******

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 072014
 

I use the Big Shot Die Cutting Machine a great deal with my card making.  One of my favorite products to use with it are the Textured Impressions Embossing Folders.  This week I will be showcasing some of my cards that use the new folders for 2014-2015.   Today I will give you a quick overview of some of folders that are brand new as of June 1, 2014:

FunFramesB
Fun Frames, Item #133727

******

LovelyLaceB

Lovely Lace, item #133737

******

PolkaDotB

Large Polka Dots, item #133739

******

TinyTrianglesB

Tiny Triangles, item #133740

******

ZigZagB

Zig Zag, item #133738

******

Stampin’ Up! currently has 21 different Textured Impressions Embossing Folders to choose from.  You will find them on Pages 226 through 227 of the main catalog.   Check back this week for some examples of how I have used some of the new ones shown above.

******

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