Wednesday, May 25, 2011

30% Savings during National Scrapbooking Month with Stampin' Up!

Hi Stampers!

There’s only one week left to take advantage of the 30% savings on select stamp sets.   You can purchase directly from my website or give me a call or send me an email.  (all prices are listed in USdollars and are preferred pricing from my online store)

Animal Stories Reg. price15.95, sale price $11.17 Click here to buy online.
Party Hearty, Reg.$26.95, on sale for $18.87  Click here to buy online.

Printed Petals Reg. Price 19.95, sale price $13.97 Click here to buy online
Printed Petals clear mount Reg. Price 14.95, sale price $10.47 Click here to buy online

Simple Friendship Reg. Price $25.95, sale price $18.17 Click here to buy online

Word Play Reg. Price $41.95, sale price $29.37 Click here to buy online
Word Play clear mount  Reg. Price $28.95, sale price $20.27 Click here to buy online

Sweet Shoppe Alphabet Lower Reg. Price $31.95, sale price $22.37 Click here to buy online
Sweet Shoppe Alphabet Lower clear mount Reg. Price $23.95, sale price $16.77 Click here to buy online

Kelly Rose
Stampin' Up! (R) Demonstrator

Monday, May 9, 2011

Stampin' Up! Word Play variety card

I say variety card because of the wide variety of stamp sets I used on this card.  If you're just starting out with Stampin' Up! as a customer or demonstrator, I have to apologize for this card.  When I was starting out, cards like this made me crazy...but the good news is that as you see your collection expanding, take heart!  You WILL use all of them and continue to love them.  I love Stampin' Up! 
This would also be an easy card to reproduce by substituting patterned paper or by changing the stamp sets used to achieve a similar look, that is, if you're interested in reproducing it.
Measurements and tips:
  • Rich Razzleberry 1 1/5 x 2, stamped with En Fracais in Bravo Burdundy and then stamped with Ornate Blossom in Versamark and embossed with clear embossing powder.
  • Certainly Celery, 2 1/5 x 2, stamped with the flourish from Baroque Motifs, the dot pattern from Extreme Elements and the large leaf pattern from Flower Fancy in Certainly Celery classic ink.
  • Love Letter, 1 x 4, black and white patterned paper
  • Very Vanilla, 2 1/4 x 4, stamped sentiment with black Staz On, the flourish from Baroque Motifs in Rich Razzleberry ink.  
  • Cut out flowers from Flower Fancy are stamped in Baja Breeze ink on Baja Breeze card stock.  Leaves from same set are stamped in Certainly Celery ink on Certainly Celery card stock. 
  • Rich Razzleberry Buttons from Brights designer buttons tied with Linen Thread.
This card was also cased from a stamp catalog.  I was on a roll!
Thanks for stopping by, and I'd love to know if you like the card!

Saturday, May 7, 2011

Stampin' Up! Baroque Motifs with Broadsheet Alphabet Love Card

Staying true to my distressed self, here's another card which showcases several distressing techniques.  I saw a similar card in another rubber stamp company's catalog and thought I could reproduce it with Stampin' Up! sets and paper. I love the way my background paper turned out.
I'll start with the Letter squares:  I stamped the Dot, Dot, Dot stamp in Whisper White Craft ink on Tangerine Tango card stock, dried it with a heat tool because I can't wait for things to air dry.  Then I rubbed the paper with the embossing buddy and stamped the letters on top of the dot pattern in Whisper White craft ink and embossed with white embossing powder.  I punched out the letters with the 1 1/4 inch square punch and layered them on top of 1 3/8 inch punched squares in Cherry Cobbler card stock.  I used a Cherry Cobbler marker to make those sketchy lines around the edge of the Tangerine Tango squares. Position these layered squares on a piece of Whisper White card stock and trim tightly all around.  My white square measures 2 14/16ths on each side, but I didn't cut that square first.  
For the patterned paper layer I took a piece of 3 1/4 x 4 5/8th Tangerine Tango card stock and randomly stamped the larger flower stamp from Baroque Motifs stamp set in VersaMark.  Then I inked up the small spiky flower in VersaMark then in Tangerine Tango ink and randomly stamped that image all over.  When you do this you have to clean between each stamp so that you don't contaminate your VersaMark pad with orange ink.  Then sprinkle with clear embossing powder, shake off excess and heat set with a heat tool.
I then brayered and sponged Cherry Cobbler ink all over as shown.  To get the white-ish edges on the card base and this patterned background piece, pour a little white embossing powder in your tray and run a VersaMarker along the edges of each.  Dip the edges in the white embossing powder.  Manipulate the powder (using a brush) before heat setting so you get the desired thickness and look.
The flowers are made with the Daisies #2 die, using 2 of the medium daisies layered together and then I sponged the edges with Cherry Cobbler ink.  The flower center is made with the the Floral Fusion Sizzlit Die--2 large and 1 medium sponged with Cherry Cobbler on the edges and offset.  The Cherry Cobbler center is punched from the Boho Blossoms punch, wrapped with the new Cherry Cobbler baker's twine from the 2011 Summer Mini Catalog (see side bar).
The strips of green are 1/4 inch strips of Old Olive, crunched and wrinkled then add some Cherry Cobbler ink direct to paper.  To get the worn look, take your Aqua Painter and paint over the whole strip which will bleed the Cherry Cobbler ink into the cracks and crevices.  The leaves are made by folding a piece of Old Olive paper in half then punching out just a small portion of the fold with a circle punch.  It doesn't even matter what size, but I would recommend something at least 1 inch or larger.  The edges of the leaves are sponged with Cherry Cobbler.
Please let me know if you have received some benefit from all these directions!  And as always, thanks for stopping by!
STAMP SETS:  Baroque Motifs (#113490), Broadsheet Alphabet (#118752 w, #120585 c)
PAPER:  Tangerine Tango (#111349), Cherry Cobbler (#119685), Whisper White (#100730)
INK:  Tangerine Tango (#111834), Cherry Cobbler (#119669), Whisper White craft ink (#101731), VersaMark (#102283), VersaMarker (#100901)
TOOLS:  Big Shot (#113439), Daisies 2 die (#114520), Floral Fusion Sizzlit (#115969), Boho Blossoms punch (#119858), 1 1/4 inch square punch (#119865), 1 3/8 inch square punch (#119877), Heat Tool (#100005), Embossing Buddy (#103083). Powder Pals (#102197), White Embossing powder (#109132), Clear Embossing powder (#109130), Stamping sponges(#101610)
ACCESSORIES:  Glimmer Brads, Cherry Cobbler Baker's Twine (#123125)

Friday, May 6, 2011

Stampin' Up! Greenhouse Garden in Shabby Chic

Recently a dear friend of mine said she missed the "distressed" Kelly...well...miss her no longer...I'M BACK!!!
I don't know if you can see all the shimmer on this card, but when you hold it in the sunlight it simply glows!  I'm so in love with that shimmer paint. (Just mix a few drops in a mister of some kind with rubbing alcohol for the shimmer mist)
All edges were distressed with the distressing tool that comes with the Cutter Kit, and sponged with Soft Suede ink (my favorite for the distressed look).  The polka dot Baja Breeze layer was sanded all over. I even found an embroidery floss color that coordinated beautifully with the Soft Suede. (DMC 840, in case you wondered) Yes, the paper is hand sewn all the way around.  Just use the Mat Pack and Paper-Piercing Tool to evenly poke the holes then thread your cross stitch needle with a full strand of embroidery thread and sew around as shown.
For the edge, I just trimmed off 1/4 of an inch from the front of a standard card size (8 1/2 x 5 1/2 inch sheet of card stock folded in half) and ink the edges with Soft Suede.  Then I added the Very Vanilla strip that had been punched with the Scallop Trim border punch.  The Newsprint layer was stamped with the butterfly image from Dreams du Jour.  To create the lighter small flower from Greenhouse Garden ink up with Baja Breeze and stamp off before stamping the image on Very Vanilla.
Here are the paper measurements:
  • Newsprint layer is 3 1/2 x 5 inches
  • Very Vanilla layer is 3 x 4 1/2
  • Baja Breeze polka dot paper from the Subtles Patterned paper stack is 3 5/8 x 4 1/8

Thanks for taking a look and I'd love to know what you think of my Shabby Chic card!
STAMP SETS:  Elements of Style (#118611 w, #120045 c), Greenhouse Garden(#113824), Dreams Du Jour (#111624), Style Beautiful (#116984 w, #120483 c)
PAPER:  Baja Breeze(#111352), Very Vanilla(#101650), Newsprint(#117166), Subtles Paper Stack (#117152)
INK: Soft Suede (#115657), Crumb Cake (#121030), Baja Breeze (#111833)
TOOLS:  Cutter Kit (#106958), Mat Pack (#105826), Paper-Piercing Tool(#11631), Paper Snips (#103579), Sanding Blocks (#103301), Stamping Sponges (#101610), Scallop Trim Border punch (#118402)
ACCESSORIES: Basic Pearls (#119247), Frost White Shimmer Paint (#116854)

Summer Mini Catalog from Stampin' Up! is HERE!

It's always very exciting when a new mini catalog comes take a look!  I'm sure you'll find something in there you just love!  Please let me know if you'd like a copy of the Stampin' Up! Summer Mini Catalog!  They are free to all my customers. Click HERE to contact me, then click Contact Me.
Click HERE to view the Summer Mini Catalog.
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I would love to do a workshop for you and your friends featuring product from the new summer mini catalog.  Let's schedule your workshop today! 


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