Sunday, March 30, 2014

Grandma's Rocking Chair - March 30, 2014 - Review Silicone Craft Sheet

Grandma's Rocking Chair Review - Stampin' Up! Silicone Craft Sheet

What did I do before getting these sheets.  I used file folders, paper plates and ruined a few tables.

I just don't know how I hot glued before these, I just love them.

Price: $5.95

Easily assemble embellishments! Drop a dot of adhesive on the sheet and have both hands free to assemble. Let glue dry completely, then pop embellishment off the sheet. 1 sheet. 6" x 6". Works with any of our adhesives.

I love them.  You glue on them and even with the Liquid Multi-purpose glue it is great.  It dries on it and you just peal it off, no sticky mess.

Hot glue on it.  Put down a blob of hot glue start sticking things on it like flower petals Scallop flowers let it cool for a few minutes then lift off.  You have everything attached and a flat bottom. want to make those cute icicles no problem use the Silicon Craft Sheet.  

I do have to admit that I actually put a strip of Sticky Strip on it and I had a hard time getting it off the Silicon Sheet, I had to rub it off first with my fingers and then with my Adhesive remover, it came off but don't think I would do it again.

Here is what Stampin' Up! says about the Silicone Craft Sheet.

Silicone Craft Sheet
Features & Benefits
Easily assemble embellishments—just put a dot of adhesive on the sheet and use both hands to assemble the embellishment, then pop it off the sheet when the glue is dry
  • Nonstick
  • Heat resistant silicone
  • Reusable
  • Easy to clean
  • 1 sheet
  • 6" x 6"
  • Translucent gray

FYI
Unlike most nonstick craft sheets, ours is translucent, not opaque. If you’re not sure how big to make your accent or if the placement needs to be precise, place the craft sheet over your project as you assemble the accent. You’ll see exactly where it will go.

I have four of them and when we use them for projects everyone wants their own.  It is so cool to put hot glue, Crystal effects, Multi-purpose liquid glue down and then just lift it off.

These are just some of the flowers and items I used the Craft Sheet for.  I can do them so much faster and easier.





You just got to get one.  Click here to place your Stampin' Up! order and include at least one or two Silicone craft Sheets on it.

Happy Stamping
Mary



Thursday, March 27, 2014

There's A Card Thursday - March 27, 2014 - Banner Framelit Card

There's A Card Thursday, today I am using the Banner Framelit card we created in Tips & Techniques Tuesday Shaped Card Bases Using Framelits

I love theses cards using the Framelits quick and easy and you can do so much ahead of time and just have them for when you need them.


I really hope you enjoy making these cards, I know I have.  If you do make some let me see what you have done.  In the comments put your Pinterest site and I will repin.

Have fun watching this video.




Hope you enjoyed it.

Happy Stamping
Mary

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Weekly Deals and Other Things of Interest


Price: $23.95 $17.96
Sandable cardstock for an antiqued, distressed, color-popping look. Outside layers are exclusive Stampin’ Up! colors—one side textured, one side smooth. Inside layer monochromatic color. Reveal inside layer by sanding, tearing, distressing.

* 80-lb. weight
* 40 sheets; 4 ea. of 10 colors
* 12" x 12"
* Acid free, lignin free
Price: $6.95 $5.21
Stampin' Up!'s high-quality card stock is dyed with pure color all the way through, so you'll never get a white core! Available as individual color packages, you'll love having plenty of your favorite colors on hand!
 * 80-lb. weight
* 24 sheets per package
* Card stock is acid free, lignin free, and buffered

Price: $4.95 $3.71

A toast to champagne glitter! No mess--just easy creativity. Cut with select Big Shot dies. 2 sheets. 12" x 12".

Price: $4.95 $3.71
Our Glimmer Paper is a no-mess way to add glitter to any project—now in silver, too! Cover-weight paper covered in Red or Silver glitter that will not brush off. Create festive shapes with Bigz, Bigz L, or Bigz XL, and Originals Dies, or any cutting tool. 2 sheets total. 12" x 12".
Price: $10.95 $8.21
Bold, graphic designs with fresh colors to make it new. Coordinating colors: Crisp Cantaloupe, Early Espresso, Island Indigo, Summer Starfruit, Very Vanilla.


* 12 sheets, 2 each of 6 double-sided designs
* 12" x 12
* Acid free, lignin free

Price: $23.95 $17.96
Sandable cardstock for an antiqued, distressed, color-popping look. Outside layers are exclusive Stampin’ Up! colors—one side textured, one side smooth. Inside layer monochromatic color. Reveal inside layer by sanding, tearing, distressing.

* 80-lb. weight
* 40 sheets; 4 ea. of 10 colors
* 12" x 12"

* Acid free, lignin free
Price: $10.95 $8.21
So versatile. So epic. So this and that. Coordinates with the Epic Day suite. 12 sheets: 2 ea. of 6 double-sided designs. Acid-and lignin-free. 12" x 12".

Basic Gray, Calypso Coral, Crumb Cake, Daffodil Delight, Gumball Green, Pool Party
Price: $14.95 $8.97

This download was added on 4/10/2012

Download includes:
* 34-page 8" x 8" board book designer template
* 52-piece stamp brush set

Features:
* Digital-exclusive
* A wonderful homage to your mom for Mother’s Day or any day

Coordinating colors:
Blushing Bride, Crumb Cake, Daffodil Delight, Pool Party


Great bunch of Papers this week. If you would like to order any of these please click on their photo or the title.  Thank you.

Don't forget about the You + Us + March 26 = Awesome Event

YOU + US + MARCH 26 = AWESOME!


Have you ever wished you could stamp with the folks at Stampin' Up!'s home office? Your wish is granted--and your opportunity is coming soon! Here's the basic rundown.
Who: You! And feel free to invite your customers, your downline, anyone who wants to play along.
What: This is a live, streaming event where we will stamp with the All Wrapped Up Bundle on page 6 of the Sale-A-Bration brochure. Order the bundle (one for each person who will be attending) in time to have it at the event. Our projects will also feature the Sweet Sorbet Designer Series Paper, so you may want to order that as the free Sale-A-Bration product. Then choose your preferred device--computer, tablet, smart phone, or even hook up your computer to your TV*--and tune in to learn some fun new things to do with the bundle!
When: March 26, 2014, at 5:30 PM, 7:30 PM, and 11:00 PM (all times MT). We'll demonstrate the same projects each time, so choose the one that's best for you.
Where: You don't even have to leave home. Come to www.youtube.com/stampinupvideo at your chosen time, and be prepared to stamp! We'll also award door prizes to random participants.
Why: So many occasions are coming--Easter, Mother's Day, graduations, and more--and we want to help you be ready.
Hope you can make it. We'd love to have you join us!
*Never hooked up your computer to a TV before? Do a search on YouTube and you'll find loads of instructional videos. Make sure to do a practice run before March 26 so you don't miss out on any of the party.

Happy Stamping
Mary



Tips & Techniques Tuesday - March 25, 2014 - Card Bases

Today on Tips and Techniques Tuesday we will be making different card bases.

I will be showing you how to make three different card bases even though two are the same size.

One is the regular 5 1/2 x 4 1/4 and the other is 5 1/2 x 4 1/4 but cut a different way.


Then will show you a common what I call gift card our 3 x 3 card.


I know this is very simple but sometimes we should just visit the basics.  I also have some new stampers that really need to know what a card base is and how to make the.  I hope you enjoy this video.




Don't forget this is your last week to order and receive your Sale-A-Bration free items.  So head over to http://marytrautner.stampinup.net and order what you need and get your free items.

Happy Stamping
Mary

Sunday, March 23, 2014

Grandma's Rocking Chair - March 23, 2014 - How do I know what colors go together?

Grandma's Rocking Chair Question - How do I know what colors go together?

I had a workshop a few days ago and someone asked how do I know which colors go together?  She said that she could never make a card because she would never get the colors right and hers would like like someone barfed on it.

Well I told her it was really easier than it looked, just ask my daughters if I have good color sense and they would say no, in fact they usually have to go with me when I shop to help pick out my colors.

So how is it so easy.  Well I have a few things I use to help me.
1. I use the Color Coach A lot.  I use the new one and also the old ones as they have different combos.  I really love them though you are limited to a few combos on each card.


Here is what one card looks like

Here is the Skinny on the Color Coach
Price: $14.95
Let this coach help you put together custom color schemes to express your unique creativity. Whether you want a quick reference of all colors in a collection, a card for every color, or blank cards to record your own color combinations, this swatch book Is for you!

* Includes 55 double-sided cards with removable metal post fastener
* On individual color cards, one side shows color, the other side lists coordinating colors

* Card size: 2-3/4" x 4-1/2"
Features & Benefits
  • Printed cards in Stampin Up!’s exclusive colors
  • Double-sided cards with removable fastener—a card for every color in our collections (In Color cards  sold separately)
  • Swatchbook design 2-1/4" x 4-1/2" cards; portable enough to put in a bag
  • Color cards Help you visualize color combinations to see if you like a color combination before you invest the time or money in a project
  • Solid color on the front of each card; accent colors listed on the back
  • Includes a Dynamic Duo color (if applicable)
  • Color collection cards list all the colors in a collection
  • In Color cards can be purchased separately
  • Cards can be added and removed so the Color Coach is always current

FYI
You can fan out the cards to get a look at all the colors, remove the post and rearrange the cards in the
order you prefer, and take cards out and place them side by side so you can better visualize what they’ll look like on your projects

2. The Catalogs.  This Years Annual Catalog was a great help for me as this year they listed the colors on the pages instead of just the photos. So if you go to page 44.  I lists and shows you two colors Tangerine Tango and Bermuda Bay.  You then know that they go together and they even show you they go together and some other colors with them.  So now I know that Bermuda Bay and Tangerine Tango will go well together.  But say I didn't have Bermuda Bay (ya right I would run out of any color) but then you go to page 73 and you have Tangerine Tango, Crushed Curry and Smoky Slate all together.  I love it.  I don't have to worry at all, it is all there. I actually mark some of my favorite combos in the catalog.  I also get to try some I really never thought would go together and they do and I love them.
This was a color Combo on page 24 I used.  Melon Mambo, Coastal Cabana and Tangerine Tango.

3. I stalk Pinterest, Splitcoast Stampers and some blogs.  I watch what other folks are using together and if I like them.  Though sometimes they don't put the colors in the description and you have to guess,  I know I don't put the colors on my Pinterest photos, but try to in my blog.

So there are many ways to be able to choose your colors and it won't look bad at all.

Hope you have enjoyed this Grandma's Rocking Chair.  If you have any questions you would like answered please let me know and I will be happy to try and answer them.

Try some new color combos this week.

Happy Stamping 
Mary



Thursday, March 20, 2014

There's A Card Thursday - March 20, 2014 - March Paper Pumpkin


Today is There's A Card Thursday and such a treat we have a great March Paper Pumpkin.  This one has 8 great cards.  I just love the embellishments  the wood words are great. (Now say that three times fast).

I really love this one and it was really fast to make the card in fact after the video I made the rest in under 20 minutes.


Isn't this a great card.  I really love it.  I will be giving out the Thank You Cards with those folks who have ordered this month, at least four of them.  I also know who I am giving out the Congratulations one to - Great Graduation Cards.

I really hope you enjoy this video and will sign up for Paper Pumpkin.  They are having a really great deal when you sign up until March 31, you will get a Set of In-Color Markers, that is a $14.95 deal free.  They are also selling to Paper Pumpkin Members some old Kits and are adding more today.  I will be getting this one if it is on it.  I really love this one and last months with the bags,  I will be in line for either of them.  If you would like to sign up just click here or click on the paper Pumpkin Logo on the right hand side.  Have fun with this months Paper Pumpkin I did.






Was it fun?  I had fun with this one.

Happy Stamping
Mary

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Weekly Deals and other Stampin' Up! news



Price: $8.95 $6.71
Flirty, stretchy, fun! One edge has ruffles, the other has stretchy elastic.

* 3/8" wide
* Approximately 10 yards
* Available in Pistachio Pudding, Crisp Cantaloupe, Baked Brown Sugar, Strawberry Slush, and Costal Cabana
Price: $9.95 $5.97

This download was added on 4/10/2012

Download includes:
* 2 5" x 7" double-sided postcard designer templates
* 2-page 11" x 8-1/2" d├ęcor designer template
* 1 12" x 12" page designer template
*20-piece stamp brush set
* 7 Designer Series Papers
* 7 embellishments
* 3 punches

Features:
* Digital-exclusive
* All you’ll need for a graduation party: invites, food flags, mini rolled diplomas
* Complete with 12" x 12" page classmates can sign for a lasting keepsake

Coordinating colors:
Cherry Cobbler, Marina Mist, More Mustard, Old Olive, Soft Suede, Very Vanilla, Whisper White
See our blog for more on this download.
Price: $8.95 $6.71
Like buttons, minus the holes! Add dimension and texture. Adhere with Mini Glue Dots.

* 20 pieces, 4 each in 5 In Colors: Baked Brown Sugar, Coastal Cabana, Crisp Cantaloupe, Pistachio Pudding, Strawberry Slush
* 3/4"
Price: $4.75 $3.56
Give your holiday projects a beautiful, antique look with our new embossing powder. Try using with images in the Bright Hopes, The Sounding Joy, or Comfort and Joy Sets for stunning results! Make sure you have our heat tool and other embossing products to help you emboss like a pro. 0.5 oz.
Price: $15.95 $11.96
Punches are a quick and easy way to add interest, dimension, and color to your cards, tags, and scrapbook pages. You can glue punched shapes directly onto your projects or layer a sheet of card stock that has been punched over a coordinating card stock for a reverse effect. The large cutting surface of our punches give you better punching leverage and cutting precision, and the sleeker body makes it easy to store.

* Adds interest to scrapbook pages and cards
* Has an easy-to-use thumb lever


Price: $3.95 $2.96
Our new Champagne and Silver Glass Glitter are the fanciest we've seen! These unique vintage-looking colors are amazingly sparkly and shiny. Plus, over time, the finish of this glitter will slightly tarnish giving your projects an aged, authentic feel.

* Approx. 1 oz.
* Vintage-looking glitter with amazing sparkle and shine
* Finish will slightly tarnish over time, giving an aged, authentic feel

Price: $4.75 $3.56
If you've embossed before, you know what fun it is to see the powder melt into a smooth, shimmery, image--right before your eyes! If not, you are in for a real treat! Embossing gives a gleaming, finished look to any stamp project.
Price: $5.95 $4.46
Give a touch of vintage to your creativity. These tiny vintage safety pins and button-shaped brads look beautiful with vintage lace, distressed edges, and more.

* 48 pieces per package: 8 each of 2 designs in 3 colors
* Each package includes pieces in Antique Brass, Pewter, Antique Gold
* Brad approximate size: 3/16"
* Pin approximate length: 3/4"


Other Stampin' Up! News
Special Live Streaming Event

YOU + US + MARCH 26 = AWESOME!

Have you ever wished you could stamp with the folks at Stampin' Up!'s home office? Your wish is granted--and your opportunity is coming soon! Here's the basic rundown.
Who: You! And feel free to invite your customers, your downline, anyone who wants to play along.
What: This is a live, streaming event where we will stamp with the All Wrapped Up Bundle on page 6 of the Sale-A-Bration brochure. Order the bundle (one for each person who will be attending) in time to have it at the event. Our projects will also feature the Sweet Sorbet Designer Series Paper, so you may want to order that as the free Sale-A-Bration product. Then choose your preferred device--computer, tablet, smart phone, or even hook up your computer to your TV*--and tune in to learn some fun new things to do with the bundle!
When: March 26, 2014, at 5:30 PM, 7:30 PM, and 11:00 PM (all times MT). We'll demonstrate the same projects each time, so choose the one that's best for you.
Where: You don't even have to leave home. Come to www.youtube.com/stampinupvideo at your chosen time, and be prepared to stamp! We'll also award door prizes to random participants.
Why: So many occasions are coming--Easter, Mother's Day, graduations, and more--and we want to help you be ready.
Hope you can make it. We'd love to have you join us!
*Never hooked up your computer to a TV before? Do a search on YouTube and you'll find loads of instructional videos. Make sure to do a practice run before March 26 so you don't miss out on any of the party.

New Paper Pumpkin Kits Available to Paper Pumpkin Members
New Paper Pumpkin Kit and Refill Kits: On March 20, we will be posting four additions to our Paper Pumpkin Kit and Refill Kit offering for current Paper Pumpkin subscribers. Visit www.mypaperpumpkin.com/pastkits on March 20 to see what's new. You must be a Paper Pumpkin Subscriber to get theses Kits Click here to join Paper Pumpkin Join before March 31 and receive a free set of In-Color Markers


Stampin' Up Convention Details are starting to appear.


 

Registration Starts April 8.

FREE CONVENTION REGISTRATION OFFER
Stampin’ Up!’s biggest, most spectacular event of the year—Convention 2014—is just around the corner. You’ll swap, get great business tips, meet demonstrators from all over the United States and Canada, create fabulous Make & Takes—and come home with an armful of Stampin’ Up! goodies! It’s a mega party—and you won’t want miss it!
And for those of you who are brand new to Stampin' Up!—OR are demonstrators who have new recruits in their downline—we have great news: any new demonstrator can register for convention this year for FREE! Not only that--this free registration will be retroactive and will be available to every demonstrator who signed up between July 1, 2013 and the date convention registration closes or space fills, whichever comes first.
Remember, this pilot program may or may not be offered in the future and will be available in 2014 until convention registration closes or fills . . . so don't delay. Make plans today to register for magical convention fun in Salt Lake City! Let's get this party started!
Please note:
Only demonstrators who have joined since July 1, 2013 are eligible for free convention
registration.
·         There is no cash value for free convention registration if you choose not to attend.
·         Free convention registration is non-transferable.
·         Free Registration Cancellation Policy:
o   Cancellation prior to June 20, 2014 – no cancellation fee
o   Cancellation from June 21–July 9, 2014 – $50 cancellation fee
o   Cancellation on July 10 or no-show for the event – $75 no-show fee
·         The free convention offer includes the registration fee only; the demonstrator will be
responsible for her own travel expenses and hotel stay.
·         You must be in attendance to receive convention perks, including (but not limited to): the
convention bag, prize patrols, special convention promotions, and Make & Take packets
·         Taking advantage of this fabulous offer is fast and easy: simply indicate your eligibility and your fee will be waived during the registration process.
·         If for any reason the convention fee is waived and the registrant is not eligible for the free
convention registration offer, the demonstrator will be contacted by Demonstrator Support.
*You must have a valid credit/debit card to register. If you participate in the free registration promotion, your card will not be charged unless you cancel your registration after June 20, 2014 or do not show up at the event without cancelling.

To Join my Team and get this great deal Click Here

There sure is a lot of great things going on today.  I guess since it is snowing and blowing and I can't see across the street I think I will go down and create some cards and maybe a few videos.

Have a great day.

Happy Stamping
Mary

Tips & Techniques Tuesday - March 18, 2014 - Shaped Card bases using Framelits


How many of you get tired of the same shaped rectangular cards?  I know we throw some square ones in but wouldn't you like some different shapes, live a little.

How would you like to make a card shaped like this?


Or maybe a Heart or Banner or Circle?

Well today on Tips & techniques Tuesday I will show you how to do just that.
All you need it your Big Shot, Magnetic Platform, Framelits and some cardstock.

I really love making cards this way it it is so much fun to hear folks talk about them as being unique and different. 

So I hope you can create great and different cards once you watch this video.


Don't forget that the Paper Pumpkin Special is coming to an end soon.  Sign up for your Paper Pumpkin and get a set of In-Color Markers for free.  Click here to sign up.

Hope you have a great day.
Happy Stamping
Mary


Sunday, March 16, 2014

Grandma's Rocking Chair - March 16, 2014 - Review Banners Framelits

Grandma's Rocking Chair - review of Banners Framelits Dies.
I love the banner framelit dies. I love the sizes they come in.
6 dies
Die sizes: Use
5/8" x 1-5/8",
1-1/16" x 2-1/4",
1-1/2" x 2-7/8",
1-15/16" x 3-5/8",
2-5/16" x 4-1/4",
 2-3/4" x 4-7/8"
Die Sizes Metric
 1.6 x 4.1 cm,
2.7 x 5.7 cm,
3.8 x 7.3 cm,
4.9 x 9.2 cm,
5.9 x 10.8 cm,


7 x 12.4 cm



I made a great card using them all the largest one was the card and the rest were the layers.  I can't seem to find a photo of it and I already sent it.  Maybe this week on Tips & Techniques Tuesday I will do a video on how to cut it to make a card and then on There's a Card Thursday I will try to recreate the card.

They fit together so nice.

If you haven't gotten them yet here is some information on them.

Price: $26.95
Put down those scissors! Now you can make banners and pennants in seconds without tediously cutting them by hand. Coordinate with the Perfect Pennants Stamp Set and Kaleidoscope suite. Framelits dies have an open design, so you can put them where you want on a stamped image or photo for perfect placement.


■ 6 dies

■ Largest image: 2-3/4" x 4-7/8"






These are just a few of the cards I used the Banner Framelits on. you can use them up down and on their side.

If you into making banners you can also use the Banner Framelits to make a 3 D Banner.

I will also show you how to do that on Tips & Techniques Tuesday.

Banners, Banners, Banners, I really love Banners.  Little ones, big ones, cloth ones, paper ones, I love them all.
Order your set now click here.

Don't forget the great deal when you join Stampin' Up!
Do you know one of the greatest things about being a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator is getting to attend their yearly Stampin' Up! Convention.  They give away free stamps, have great classes, teach you some great techniques and you get to stamp and party with 1000's of other stampers.  This year you could go for free, registration will be free to you usually around $290.  Just for joining Stampin' Up! as a demonstrator.  Click Here to Join  To Join is $99 and you will be able to order $125 worth of any Stampin' Up! merchandise you would like, during Sale-A-Bration it is $150 worth of Merchandise for $99.  It is a great deal as you will then receive a free registration to the Stampin' Up! convention July 17 -20 in Salt Lake City.

Any questions just ask or join up.  Would love to have you on my team.

Happy Stamping
Mary


Thursday, March 13, 2014

There's A Card Thursday - March 13, 2014 - Watercolor Wonder and Countless Sayings Birthday Card


OK   I know I really lover the Watercolor Wonder Designer Note Cards and Envelopes and you are probably pretty tired of all the cards I have done with them, but this card is so cute.

I really like the new Photopolymer set Countless Blessings 1 and 2.  For this card I used Countless Blessings 2
 

I really love these sets, they are so much fun.  The card you will see takes only a few minutes to complete and really is a great looking card.  Easy and Cute.

I hope you like this one and I will try not to use the Watercolor Wonder Designer Note Cards again, but I can't promise as I love them.


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Don't forget about Sale-A-Bration
Until March 31, 2014

SHOP
During Sale-A-Bration, you can choose any of the brochure's exclusive products with each $50* purchase.

This year we've made it easier than ever for you to get your free products. The Sale-A-Bration brochure features seven bundles which are each priced around $50--perfect to earn a Sale-A-Bration freebie. You don’t need to purchase the bundles any $50 order from on-line only, Annual Catalog, Occasion Catalog or the Sale-A-Bration Brochure qualifies you for a free Sale-A-Bration item.


*Excluding tax and shipping





If you have questions please let me know.

Happy Stamping
Mary