Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Technique Tuesday: Bouncing Brayer & Weekly Deals

One of the techniques we did at the recent technique class was Bouncing Brayer.  This sample illustrates using the bouncing brayer technique to ink horitzontal lines to create a horizon.

This sample was inspired by Patrice Halliday-Larsen.

As an alternative, you can bounce your brayer in a semi-circle, using one end of the brayer as a rotation point, to create sun ray lines, as seen in this recent card here.

Stamps: Serene Silhouettes, And Many More; Paper: Cajun Craze, Early Espresso, Very Vanilla; Ink: Daffodil Delight, Pumpkin Pie, Cajun Craze, Early Espresso; Accessories: Baked Brown Sugar thick baker's twine (retiring), Brayer, 1-1/4" Circle punch, Sponge, Post-It Note, Dimensionals.

Click HERE to check out this week's Weekly Deals!

Monday, April 27, 2015

MDSM111 Hello Weekend!

This week Jeanna is bringing us the MDS Monday sketch.

I took the liberty of straightening up the sketch to right angles to continue on with my Project Life kick.  Hope Jeanna doesn't mind!  I stuck with the Everyday Adventure PL kit.  More black & white, but here I also included a splash of color.

This page also covers Week 3 (stamp on a photo) and Week 4 (using arrows) challenges over at PLxSU Trio Facebook Challenge.

Don't Forget: All My Digital Studio digital downloads, software, and print products are reduced 30% through June 2.  Stock up before they are gone!

Here is this week's sketch -

MDS Elements: Everyday Adventure Project Life kit; Font: The Skinny, CK Alis Hand.

Saturday, April 25, 2015

April Paper Pumpkin: Love You Dad

I sat down with this month's Paper Pumpkin, Love You A Lot, and I got pretty excited to do a little measuring and paper engineering.  Psyched how this came together, I couldn't wait to share it. 

This is the bonus project we will be making at May's Paper Pumpkin Club, the last Thursday of the month.  Locals, I hope you can join us!  If you are not local, you can get the directions for this project by becoming a Paper Pumpkin subscriber.

Here's a look at the originally designed project - 

As a Paper Pumpkin subscriber, refills of this month's kit are available to you as well.

Friday, April 24, 2015

FM206 Rain or Shine

Lisa is hosting this week's Friday Mashup with an April showers challenge.

I incorporated polka dots in the umbrella and the background.

This week's Mashup Challenge:

  • Create a project using " Umbrellas".
  • Create a project using "Polka Dots".
  • Or Create a project using "Umbrellas & Polka Dots".
Stamps: Rain or Shine (Retired), Dotty Angles; Paper: Early Espresso, Whisper White; Ink: Coastal Cabana, Pool Party, Soft Sky, Real Red, Early Espresso; Accessories: Bermuda Bay sequins, Sewing machine, Thread, Dimensionals.

Thursday, April 23, 2015

March Paper Pumpkin: Hello You

Playing along with this month's My Pumpkin Challenge, Sew Pretty, Sew Simple.

I used one of the paper-pierced speech bubble pieces as a template to create a plain stamping surface.

This is the bonus card we will be making at this month's Paper Pumpkin Club next Thursday.  Don't forget to join us!  If you are not local, you can get the directions for this card by becoming a Paper Pumpkin subscriber.

Stamps: Sew You March Paper Pumpkin kit, Life in the Forest (retiring); Paper: Whisper White; Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Blendabilities; Accessories: Sewing machine, Thread.

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Clearance Rack & Weekly Deals

So much news... so little time!  Sales, sales everywhere!  Easy as 1, 2, 3 to save money.

  1. New items are being added to the Clearance Rack today.  Check out what's new!

  2. Click HERE to check out this week's Weekly Deals!

  3. And don't forget the Retiring Lists, up to 50% off, through June 2! Many items while supplies last.

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Retiring Lists Are Here!!

It's that time again, time for the Retiring Lists. It is bittersweet to say good-bye, but it also means we are making room for new goodies! I suggest you go through the lists and mark up your catalog with retiring items. Many are reduced up to 50% off, and while Stampin' Up will continue to product stamps through May 26, accessories are while supplies last.  If you love it, it's on your wish list, or have been meaning to buy it, grab it before it's gone!

What: Stamps are while supplies last after May 26.  Accessories are while supplies last as of April 21.  Availability will be updated via the below lists regularly.

Dates: April 21-June 2, 2015

Retiring Lists:
  • PDF (alphabetical)
  • PDF (by page number, not updated daily)
  • Excel file (sortable)

My Digital Studio: All of our MDS items are included in the Retired List promotion from April 21-June 2, 2015. Digital downloads, software, and print products are all be discounted by 30 percent and are guaranteed to be available through the end of the promotion (MDS software discs are available while supplies last).
Product Support for MDS: We have extended the availability date for MyDigitalStudio.net, the digital download manager, and our MDS YouTube, Facebook, and Pinterest pages through midnight, June 9, 2015. Demonstrators and customers may call Demonstrator Support for assistance with MDS until Demonstrator Support closes at 7:00 PM (MT) on Tuesday, June 9.
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