November 25, 2012

Jewish Celebrations Stamp Set

Here are some projects I've made using the Jewish Celebrations Stamp Set (#128045 clear mount, #128042 wood mount).
The first project is a party favor that I made using the Fancy Favor Bigz XL (#115965), the Labels Collection Framelits (#125598)  and the Big Shot (#113439).  I love these items because they can be used for so many projects.

For this card, I used the the 2 1/2" Circle Punch (#120906), which fit perfectly around the decorative Star of David stamp.  I embossed the Whisper White card stock using the Chevron Embossing Folder (#127749). I added a little rhinestone and some ribbon to embellish the card.
Once again, I used the 2 1/2" Circle Punch (#120906) to punch out the Menorah and then adhered it to the card using Dimensionals to give it a little "pop."  I added a bit of ribbon and used Dazzling Details (#124117) to give the candles a little sparkle.
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 There's only 3 days left to the Online Extravaganza sale!  Don't miss out on the fabulous sale including 50% off all My Digital Studio software. CLICK HERE to see what's on sale!

 


November 15, 2012

Talking Tag...Say What?!

Stampin' Up! just announced a brand new product...Talking Tag
With Talking Tag, you can send a gift that is uniquely you. Talking Tag is a message label you can attach to cards, invitations, gifts . . . anything! Personalize birthday cards, Christmas gifts or even record quick instructions for a project. Now your pictures really can say a thousand words!
How to Buy Talking Tags:
Buy 'em by the sheet! You get 10 tags for just $7.95 (item 129723).
How to record a voice message:
  1. Download the FREE TalkingTagT App on you smartphone from talkingtag.mobi, iTunes® or Google PlayT.
  2. Adhere the message tag to your card or gift.
  3. Open TalkingTagT App and scan the code.
  4. Record your message (recording starts immediately, so make sure you're ready!).

You will have the opportunity to listen, re-record, cancel, or confirm your message after you've completed recording it. Each label allows up to 60 seconds of a greeting, song, or product message.
To play the message, recipients will need to download the app and scan the code.  Messages are saved for two years, so they can listen to it over and over.
Watch this video to see how it works... 


Happy Trimming!

 
The long awaited Stampin' Trimmer is here and is must on your Christmas wish list!

Checkout These Features of the All-New Stampin' Trimmer
  • An extra-wide 6-1/4" cutting base and an extended 14-1/2" ruler
    • The extra-wide cutting base provides a large work area and is marked in 1/4" (4 mm) increments, allowing for small measurements. 
    • The right-side grid helps you measure and cut very thin strips.
    • The extended cutting arm has a stabilizing leg to provide a sturdy and steady cutting surface for longer cuts. 
    • When fully extended, the extended cutting arm sits flush with the trimmer base, providing more accurate and consistent measurements across the entire surface.
    • The cutting base and track include a full ruler, incorporating measurements down to 1/16" and grid lines that mark each quarter inch. 
    • All rulers and measurements on the base are printed under a plastic cover so your measurements won't wear off.
    • The base has nonskid feet, which keeps the Stampin' Trimmer securely in place on your work area.
  • A full 12" cutting and scoring track
    • The extra-long cutting track has space at the top and bottom so you don't have to take the cutting and scoring blades out when you're not using them. 
    • The track gives you enough space to cut or score a full 12" (30.5 cm) without having to remove or switch out handles. 
    • The cutting track locks in place for secure storage or transport. 
    • The track includes an insertion point for cutting and scoring blade handles so you can easily insert handles into the cutting track.
  • Specially designed handles and cutting track to ensure straight cuts
    • The hook on the scoring and cutting blade handles keeps the handles stable so the cuts are as straight as possible.
    • Handles come in two colors: dark for cutting, light for scoring. 
    • The precision tip on the cutting blade allows you to pinpoint precisely where you're cutting.
    • The point on the side of each handle shows you where the blade will cut, making it easy to see exactly where your cuts and scores will begin.
  • Storage compartment under base
    • The storage compartment holds scoring and cutting tools such as a Bone Folder, Simply Scored Stylus, extra scoring and cutting blades, and even business cards. 
    • Separate compartments within the storage compartment keep your tools organized, and the clear cover makes it easy to see what you've stored.
  • Product details: item 126889; $29.95

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Ink-redible Offer!

Now Thru December 16th...
Hostesses who hold a minimum $450 party during the promotion period will receive a FREE collection of Classic Stampin Pads--they can choose from Brights, Subtles, or Regals--a $49.95 value!  Plus, the free ink is in addition to the regular hostess benefits--INK-redible!
Watch this video to learn tips and tricks when using your firm foam ink pads...
Did catch the first video when it came out? No worries, watch it now...

To schedule your Stampin' Up! party so you can earn your FREE ink pads, CLICK HERE or CONTACT ME
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Have a
Great Day!
Helene






November 12, 2012

Happy Anniversary!

Today is my daughter and son-in-law's first wedding anniversary! Happy Anniversary to them. How exciting to be a young couple starting their lives together.  I took two photos from their wedding day and put them in the My Digital Studio software program and created this gift for them.  To me, the large black and white photo represents the young couple looking into the present moment of their wedding day and the color photo in the bottom left corner is the young couple looking into their future together.  I embellished the project by using Wedding Words Brush Stamp Set and the Basic Pearls and Rhinestones Embellishment Set in the MDS program and then for the final touch, I added their wedding date.  Now all I have to do is add a frame and the gift is ready (and don't forget to make a card!).
Supplies Used for this Project:
My Digital Studio (#130647)
Wedding Words Brush Stamp Set (#129342)
Basic Pearls and Rhinestones (#124330)

Here's the Anniversary Card I made for them to go along with the gift.  I used the same colors in this card as I did in the Wedding Ceremony program I created for their wedding.
Supplies Used for this Project:
Card Stock: Chcolate Chip (102128), Pink Pirouette (111351), Whisper White (100730)
Ink: Early Espresso 126974), Wild Wasabi (126959), Pretty in Pink (126955)
Stamp Sets: Affection Collection Stamp Set, (127949) and Teeny Tiny Wishes (127802)
Also used: , Vintage Wallpaper Textured Impressions folder (120175), Old Olive 1/8" Taffeta Ribbon (119256), Dimensions (104430).
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November 11, 2012

Today's Stampin' Up! Holiday Party

Here are some pictures from the Stampin' Up! Holiday party I had today.  I had so much fun creating the decorations and party favors I got a little carried away and even decorated the trash bags but I think they're real cute!















Everyone was very busy working hard on their projects...















Here are the projects they created...




November 7, 2012

Congratulations Dad!

Congratulations to my Dad!  My father's first novel, "Fateful Journey" is available for purchase in paperback and ebook.  I am so excited for him and very proud of him for all the time, effort and dedication he put into this project. In celebration of this wonderful accomplishment, I made him this gift.  I took a photo of the book cover (the center of this project) and the photo of my father (lower left corner) that will appear on the back of the book and placed both photos in the My Digital Studio digital program to create the project.  Once I put the photos into the MDS program, I added several layers of paper and overlays and then embellished the project with a stamp, brads and ribbon. It was that easy.  Now all I have to do is add a frame and I have a gift for my father!
Supplies Used for this Project:
My Digital Studio (#130647)
Soft Suede Card Stock (#118849)
Vintage Overlay #3, #10, and #12 (#121061)
Artistic Etching Stamp Brush Set - Filligree (#124013)
To order Dad's Book in paperback from Amazon, CLICK HERE
To order an ebook version, CLICK HERE

November 2, 2012

Don't Miss the Fun!

Don't miss the fun!  Tomorrow is the last day to RSVP to my Stampin' Up! Holiday Party.  CLICK HERE to save your place.  Know a friend who would like to come? Bring her alongHere are the details...

Merry Christmas Tree Card

Let the star atop this tree light you way to a bright holiday season.  This simply yet festive Christmas greeting will bring holiday cheer to everyone!

















What You Need:
Whisper White Card Stock (100730)
Cherry Cobbler Card Stock (119685)
Gumball Green Card Stock (126840)
Snow Festival Designer Series Paper (126908)
Glimmer Paper - Silver (124005)
Cherry Cobbler Stampin' Pad (126966)
Gumball Green Stampin' Pad (126861)
Early Espresso Stampin' Pad (126974)
1 1/4" Scallop Circle Punch (127811)
1" Circle Punch (119868)
Big Shot (113439)
Perfect Polka Dots Folder (117335)
Rhinestone Basic Jewels (119246)