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Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Chic Challenges (CC02)

Hi everyone!  It's time for the second round of Chic Challenges!  This sketch challenge posts on the 1st and 3rd Wednesdays of the month and you have 7 days to post your own creation on the Chic Challenges website.  Have fun stamping and creating!

Here is this week's sketch:

And here is the card I designed!  I love how clean and simple this card turned out.

  • Randomly stamp medallion image from Artistic Etchings stamp set with Versamark ink on Glossy White card stock
  • Ink up your brayer with the Wisteria Wonder ink pad.
  • Roll the brayer over the Glossy White card stock.  Everything that you stamped with the Versamark will resist the ink! The images will appear as more color is applied. 

  • Stamps: Artistic Etchings
  • Ink: Pink Pirouette, Wisteria Wonder
  • Card Stock: Wisteria Wonder, Pink Pirouette, Whisper White, Glossy White
  • Accessories: Brayer, Wisteria Wonder 3/8" Ruffled Ribbon

Thursday, April 4, 2013

April Newsletter

Color Refresh!
In 2010 when we did our big color renovation we shared our plans for smaller color refreshes every three to five years to keep our colors on trend. Well it has been three years and we are excited to announce that the upcoming 2013– 2014 annual catalog will include 10 new colors (9 of which are returning In Colors® from previous years)! We love color and we know that you do too.  It's important for us to stay current with color trends so we are thrilled to share our updated line of colors, and hope you are as excited as we are by the new possibilities!

Beginning on April 4, 2013, all retiring/discontinuing color products (i.e. ink, paper, ribbon, accessories, etc.) will be available while supplies last.

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I'm so excited to let you know that we are offering FREE shipping on EVERYTHING April 6-8, 2013! That's right. There are no minimums or limits and online orders qualify, too! Did I mention that the free shipping is on everything?  Don't forget to stock up on retiring colors since they will only be available while supplies last!

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Chic Challenges (CC01)

Hey everyone!  I am so excited to share that I am a designer for a brand new bi-weekly sketch challenge called Chic Challenges.  New sketches will post on the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of each month.  These sketches are designed to jump start your creativity and I hope you'll all play along with me!

Here is my first card design for Chic Challenges:

And here is the sketch I used as a template for my design! 

  • Use a sponge dauber and your favorite ink pad to dye the white Tea Lace Paper Doilies in any shade!  On my card, I used Summer Starfruit to add a pop of color. (It's been sunny and warm here in Orange County, California, so Summer Starfruit seemed appropriate!)
  • Emboss your designer series papers with the Honeycomb embossing folder, then use your Paper Snips to cut out individual hexagons.
  • Do you have problems with color coordination? I love to use the Designer Series Paper and Simply Scrappin' section of my annual catalog as a resource.  The coordinating colors are listed for each paper package.  For example, Birds of a Feather Designer Series Paper coordinates with: Crumb Cake, Island Indigo, Primrose Petals, Raspberry Ripple, Summer Starfruit, and Whisper White.  You'll notice I used several of these colors on my card!  

  • Stamps: Oh, Hello
  • Ink: Crumb Cake, Summer Starfruit
  • Card Stock: Crumb Cake, Summer Starfruit, Whisper White
  • Designer Series Paper: Birds of a Feather
  • Big Shot: Honeycomb embossing folder, 3" Circle Originals Die
  • Accessories: Tea Lace Paper Doilies, Sponge Daubers, Paper Piercer, Stampin' Pierce Mat, Essentials Paper Piercing Pack, Paper Snips