Apr 222014
 

Monochromatic Card At one of my Stamp Clubs, we did this monochromatic card, using Tangerine Tango and Whisper White.

I love using embossing folders on my cards. On this card, we used the Petals-a-Plenty to give the tag some texture. Then we used the Flower Garden folder for the focal point. We added color to the embossed image by using a sponge dauber and the Tangerine Tango ink pad. Then the background layer was stamped with Secret Garden and the corners were rounded with the Corner Rounder Punch. Then the final touch was a bow added to the bottom of the tag.

I don’t do monochromatic cards very often. But for this stamp club, the technique I was showing to the class members was making a monochromatic card. They definitely have a different look to them.

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Both embossing folders and the stamp set that I used for this monochromatic card are retiring. So, if you want to order them, do it quickly as they will only be available while supplies last.

Juanita

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Apr 212014
 

Retiring Stampin' Up! Products and Free ShippingThe list of retiring Stampin’ Up! products have posted so start stocking up! Don’t forget: all products, including stamps, are only available while supplies last, so get them before they’re gone for good!

Also, with FREE shipping on everything today through April 25, now is the time for you to order! Free shipping only last April 21-25. FREE shipping on EVERYTHING (excluding expedited orders).

Stampin’ Up! is saying goodbye to hundreds of retiring products from the 2013-2014 annual catalog. Now’s a great chance to  get your favorite  retiring products before they’re gone for good! ALL products are only available while supplies last, so be sure to get your orders in early!

You can see the list of all of the retiring Stampin’ Up! products just by clicking on the graphic above. Get your retiring Stampin’ Up! products today and take advantage of the free shipping this week.

Juanita

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Apr 172014
 

Scrapbook Challenge #15 SketchIt’s time for another Scrapbook Challenge. Here’s the sketch for this week’s scrapbook challenge to help inspire your scrapbook creativity. Use this layout to get you started creating a page for this week.

Scrapbook Challenge #15 SampleFor this week’s Scrapbook Challenge sample, I decided to do some photos that I took last week of the progress on our living room, which we are tiling. I like to take pictures of the progress we make on our projects.

For this page, I mainly used the You’re My Sunshine Kit; paper, embellishments and stamps. Since the kit only uses three colors, I stuck to those three colors: Crushed Curry, Basic Gray and Whisper White. I did add a couple of overlays to the white background to give it some character. The worn out looking background is from Bunch of Backgrounds, while the floral one is from the Twitterpated Kit. The only other things that were added was the stitching from Simple Stitches and Staple and Stitching, along with the Scallop Border Punch and the Grosgrain Ribbon.

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Use this page sketch as a start point for your own scrapbook page. If you would like to share your page, you can either leave a link to your page in the comments below, or  share it on my Facebook Page. You can also just let me know you did a page using this sketch in the comment section.

Juanita

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Apr 162014
 

Digital Punch Art Birthday CardI saw this cute punch art birthday card online and just had to CASE it for my granddaughter’s birthday, which is coming up.

This was one that was so easy to duplicate digitally, too. Only I did add the background stamp to the design. When I asked my son what he thought about it, he said that since it had some little pin wheels, it needed some wind. I knew right away what I could use for that. One of the stamps from Bunch of Backgrounds has what looks like wind and birds. I shrunk it down some and cropped it to fill the white background. I made it Soft Sky and lowered the opacity. Then I colored the birds white so they didn’t show up. This was a really easy card to CASE and create.

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Make a punch art birthday card to send to someone you know. It can be flowers, animals or anything else that you think that special someone would like.

Juanita

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Apr 152014
 

Stampin’ Up! has partnered with the amazing Becky Higgins to bring you the real deal-authentic Project Life products, now in exclusive Stampin’ Up! colors and designs. If you’ve somehow missed the Project Life craze and are wondering what it’s all about, we’ll fill you in: it’s a super simple, totally affordable way to get your photos into albums: you just slip your photos into Photo Pocket Pages and add designed cards. It’s a back-to-basics approach to documenting your life. In a nutshell, it’s all about spending more time making memories and less time scrapbooking them.

You’ll be able to order a selection of Project Life products starting May 1! And with the launch of our new annual catalog on June 2, you’ll be able to buy from our complete line of Project Life products.

Here are the items you’ll be able to purchase on May 1:

Juanita

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Apr 102014
 

Scrapbook Challenge #14 Sketch - visit http://stampingwithjuanita.com

It’s time for another Scrapbook Challenge. Here’s the sketch for this week’s scrapbook challenge to help inspire your scrapbook creativity. Use this layout to get you started creating a page for this week.

Scrapbook Challenge #14 Sample - visit http://stampingwithjuanita.com

This page layout was perfect for some photos that I took from a recent trip my DH and I went on to New Mexico. As I started looking through my papers I thought the paper from the Fan Fair Photobook Template would go well with my photos. The background matches the color of the rails in my photos, only a lighter shade. Then I started checking the embellishments that came with the Fan Fair Photobook Template and decided that it had everything that I needed for this page. I do love the photo frames around my photos, too. Even the stitching along the bottom of the striped section is from the Fan Fair Photobook Template. The only thing that didn’t come from the kit was my text. It makes it so simple to be able to just use everything from one kit.

As you can see, I dressed my page up a little from the sketch. The sketch is just a general layout idea to get you started.

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This is another simple and easy page to make. Use this page sketch as a start point for your own scrapbook page.

If you would like to share your page, you can either leave a link to your page in the comments below, or  share it on my Facebook Page. You can also just let me know you did a page using this sketch in the comment section.

Juanita

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Apr 092014
 

Summer Happiness Thinking of You CardI decided to make a Thinking of You card as I do send them out to people fairly often and I don’t like to send the same design all of the time.

Because this was a simple layout, it was very quick to do. It was perfect for my Thinking of You card. A lot of the time, I try to dress up my cards or pages and it takes me a while to get them done. I was nice to have this one done so quickly but still look nice.

I don’t have a lot of stamp brushes that say thinking of you, but I love the one I do have that comes with Thoughts and Prayers. The only thing about that stamp is that is says more than think of you. So I love the MDS feature that lets me crop the stamp to just have the part I want to use. By having the top of the card in plain white, it helps the sentiment stand out more, I think.

I love the bright, cheerful colors in the Summer Happiness Designer Paper. I want my Think of You cards to hopefully lift the person it’s being sent to, so why not use bright, cheerful colors.

I added a Melon Mambo bow to the card, but the color just seemed a little too light. So I decided to recolor it using the same color. I wasn’t sure what would happen, but it made it a brighter color. I’m glad I gave it a try.

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I challenge you to make your own Thinking of You card and send it to someone you have been thinking about recently.

Juanita

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Apr 082014
 

Stampin’ Up! has released this week’s new Weekly Deals and Digital Downloads and here they are.
New Weekly Deals

Brights Glimmer Brads Gingham Standard Stampin’ Around Wheel
$4.95 $3.71 $6.50 $4.88
Island Indigo Baker’s Twine Make A Cake Clear-Mount Stamp Set
$2.95 $2.21 $11.95 $8.96
Punch Pack Recipes By Design Digital Kit – Digital Download
$16.95 $12.71 $9.95 $5.97
Secret Garden Framelits Dies Summer Starfruit 1-1/4″ Striped Grosgrain Ribbon
$24.95 $18.71 $8.95 $6.71

Newest Digital Downlads

Endless Birthday Wishes Kit – Digital Download Springtime Hello Stamp Brush Set – Digital Download
$9.95 $1.95

Be sure to take advantage of these New Weekly Deals while they are available and check out the New Digital Downloads while you are there.

Juanita

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Apr 072014
 

Simple Fabulous Florets Card - visit http://stampingwithjuanita.com

This simple Fabulous Florets card was one of the projects at one of our Stamp Club meetings. I CASEd it from a card I saw on Sudsol.

I love Fabulous Florets. I do wish there were some framelits to go with this stamp set as I don’t do the greatest with cutting neatly around items to layer them. I could have used one of the Secret Garden flowers, but I really love this flower. So I took up the challenge and we did hand cutting around the flower. I do so love the layered look with flowers. It really adds something to the card.

We used the Modern Mosaic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder on the card background as I love the textured look on my cards. Then we used the Ovals Collection Framelits for the tag area on the card. I really love the collection framelits because you can create your tag area and a matching mat to go with it so easily.

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This simple Fabulous Florets Card could be CASEd with other stamp sets and colors as it’s just a basic layout. Feel free to CASE it yourself or to Pin it to use as an idea for later.

Juanita

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Apr 032014
 

Scapbook Challenge #13 SketchIt’s time for another Scrapbook Challenge. Here’s the sketch for this week’s scrapbook challenge to help inspire your scrapbook creativity. Use this layout to get you started creating a page for this week

Scrapbook Challenge #13 SampleWhen I have a page layout already worked up, I then look for the photos that I want to use. Then I find the paper and embellishments that I think will go with those photos. As I was looking through my photos to see which ones I wanted to use in this layout, I found these photos from my two daughters’ birthday party. Once I found my photos and added them to the page, I started looking through my papers to see what would fit the occasion. I haven’t used this paper in a while and it just seemed appropriate, because of  it’s name and it’s design. They are from the Sweet Shop Kit.

Some of the embellishments from the kit are hearts, which gave me the idea to add a heart. I added the heart embellishment. But then i wanted to shape my text to the heart. That feature only works with punches. So I had to swap out the heart embellishment for the heart punches from the Hearts Collection Punch.

At first , when I was looking for the paper to use, I was thinking that I needed paper colors that matched the photos. But as I tried the Sweet Shop papers, I realized that they didn’t have to match.

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As you can see, this is a simple and easy page to make. Use this page sketch to create your own scrapbook page.

If you would like to share your page, you can either leave a link to your page in the comments below, or  share it on my Facebook Page. We would love to see it and leave a comment for you.

Juanita

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