Monday, July 22, 2013

New Stampin' Up! Specials and Products

NEW Stampin' Up! Specials and Products!

Ends July 31:  Buy 3, Get 1 FREE Designer Series Paper. 

 Purchase the Stampin' Up! $99 Starter Kit by August 31 and you'll become part of the Stampin' Up! family (demonstrator discounts and perks) and my Ladybug ink. Group.  PLUS get a FREE bonus project kit! 

NEW!!!!  Undefined Stamp Carving Kit:  Have you ever wanted a stamp but couldn't find the perfect image? Now you can carve your own stamps!  So fun!

Paper Pumpkin Monthly Kit Special Offer.  Ends August 31:  Pay only $10 a month for your first two months.  Plus, when you join under me, you are able to attend my free, monthly Paper Pumpkin Pajama Party!
Make sure to use the promo code pumpkindeal.

Saturday, July 13, 2013

Papillion Potpourri

This little butterfly was created with the Sponged Stencil Technique I showed last week.  I punched our Window Sheets with our butterfly punch, then I sponged ink inside the stencil.  I finished it by stamping the coordinating butterfly stamp.

I love the simplicity and clean lines of this card.  See those little dots?  Those are our fun, new Candy Dots!  These are my favorite accessory in the new catalog.  They come in the four color families.  
So sweet and easy to use!

Friday, July 12, 2013

In Colors

Welcome to our monthly Ladybug ink. Blog Hop.  
This month we are focusing on the new, delicious In Colors.
These are our beautiful In Color Boutique Details.  I love these!  They are little, plastic medallions.  They are like buttons, minus the holes.  You get 20 for only $8.95.
I glued them onto rings bases.  The hand model is my daughter, Ruby.

Ruby and I spent hours last week creating projects to sell at a shop in Nob Hill.  We made 48 rings, 30 pairs of barrettes, 17 pairs of earrings, and 12 jars!  Check back for pics of the other projects.

I admit I am a terrible hoarder of Stampin' Up! products.  All of these little embellishments are retired SU products (except the ring bases).  If you're got a stash like I do, pull them out and see what fun, creative projects you can come up with!

 Blogging on:
Nichole Gonzales Jaramillo
Ruth Norton

Thursday, July 11, 2013

Technique Club Cards - Texture Transfer

This is one of my favorite cards from this year's club.  
This technique is called Texture Transfer.

It's an easy technique that involves pressing an inked stamp onto textured cardstock.  Without reinking, you then stamp your image onto your card.  
I created textured cardstock using the Big Shot and the Square Lattice embossing folder.  It creates a subtle, delicate texture.  

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Technique Club - Sponged Stencil

Our last month of Technique Club was in June and we finished out the year with two techniques.
New clubs are forming for September.  Contact me to join!

This technique is called Sponged Stencil.  Since SU no longer carries stencils, I created my own using a punch and our Window Sheets.  The thick, clear acetate makes a perfect stencil.
I sponged three colors of ink inside the stencil then stamped over it with the coordinating stamp.  
So simple yet so pretty!
Check back for the next technique.