Saturday, October 29, 2011

The CD is here! Have you ordered yours yet?

The 3D and Fun Folds CD is here! All pre-ordered CDs were mailed today -- have you ordered yours yet? 70 Tutorials for $17.95 (US and Canada, $19.95 for overseas). You can't beat that price!!

The Card Drawer Box shown above is one of the 70 tutorials from the CD. I also happen to be teaching this tutorial at the Greater New York Art Stamp Show in Queens next weekend -- if you are in NY, NJ, or CT,  come and sign up for the class! If you can't make it to the class, don't worry - there are step by step directions, with pictures for each step, for this project on the CD.

And that is only ONE of SEVENTY. A complete listing of all the tutorials is HERE -- you can order the CD there, too.  
Come fold with us!

Monday, October 24, 2011

Top Note Die Box

Another one of the 70 tutorials from the new 3D and Fun Folds CD -- the Top Note Die Box. I love this little box! You can order your CD HERE -- it ships next week! 70 tutorials for $17.95 -- can you beat that?

Stamps: Stampin' Up! Frostwood Lodge DSP and Christmas Lodge Stamps

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

SQSC9: Pick your Poison

Spooky scary Halloween....skeletons and rats and brains oh my! I love this time of year -- remembering how happy my kids were, how excited, brings back warm and happy memories for me. So today, for the Stamping Queens Sketch Challenge #9, I bring you my spooky skeleton to wish you a Happy Halloween season.

I used the Curled Corners Technique (February 2011 issue) and the Torn Frames (December 2008 issue) from the Technique Junkie Newsletter on my card. After all, it just wouldn't be one of my cards if it didn't have a technique on it, would it?
Make sure you visit the Stampin' Queens Sketch Challenge Blog to see the other creations from the other designers -- so much variety and fun! And don't forget, you can play along, too!

Here is the original sketch:

While I deviated a little, the basics are still there...and I love how this turned out. I had to twist the skeleton's arm a bit to convince him to hold up the sign, but the dead aren't phased by things like that!

Stamps: Stampin' Up!; Poison Stamp set and Pick Your Poison Designer Paper, Black Paper, Pumpkin Pie Paper, Vellum, Buttons, White Craft Ink, Black Ink, Waffle Paper

Monday, October 17, 2011

Fantasy Box - You can do it too!

 I have been seeing these fantasy boxes for a while now and I never thought I could make one. Well, guess what? I did -- and you can too!  This box is one of the 70 -- yes SEVENTY -- projects that are on the new 3D and Fun Folds CD being released the week of October 31st. Our CD contains all 70 techniques in Step-by-Step, pictorial format -- so you can follow along with the pictures when you are creating. They are formatted as pdfs, too, so you can print them out as you need them. 

And the CD is only $17.95 (for US/Canada -- overseas it is $19.95).  It amazes me that I see people offering 15 projects for much more than that -- you are getting SEVENTY projects on one CD! You can click on the link above to see  a list of what is on the CD, too.

If you have never seen a TJ CD, here is a real example from the Fancy Folds and Motion CD (the format is the same, but ALL of the techniques are different!) of the Vertical Accordion Card:

So what are you waiting for? Place your order today -- you can make this box, too -- I promise!

This Fantasy Box uses Stampin' Up!'s Flirtatious Specialty Paper, Hello Doily Stamp, Delicate Doilies Stamp set, Daffodil Cardstock, SU!'s lace ribbon, Filigree Brad.

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

SQSC and LNS together as one...

The Sketch for this weeks Stamping Queens Sketch Challenge was deceptively easy:

In reality, I struggled! How to incorporate such simple elements and still keep my card balanced....and still use my beloved techniques?
I decided to use the color theme from this week's LNS Challenge: Use Night of Navy, River Rock and Cajun Craze for the card. This makes me happy because my beloved Well Worn Paper using some of those colors, too. I decided to use the Glassy Embossing Technique (in the February 2010 issue of the Technique Junkie Newsletter, and on the Emboss or Die CD) on one of the designer papers, and use that as my base. I layered on the sentiment, papers and ribbon and didn't move the elements around too much:

Make sure to stop by the Stamping Queens blog to see the other creations this week!
All materials Stampin' Up!:
Stamps: Daring Adventure
Ink: Night of Navy, VersaMark
Paper: Well Worn DSP, Night of Navy, River Rock, Cajun Craze
Other: Navy Brads, Denim Ribbon, Detail Clear Embossing Powder, Lattice Emb. Folder

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Bloggers Challenge - Fall

I guess it is no longer Friday -- and I missed Blogger's Challenge a little -- but I can still play along! I have these wonderful stamps from Mark's Finest Papers, after all, and I just couldn't resist using them, since the theme was Falling for You.

My main image uses the Out of the Box Nesties Technique from the Emboss or Die CD, layered using the Stacked Nesties Technique from the October 2011 issue of the Technique Junkie Newsletter. I just love this technique! It is so grand and it really sets off the main image.  Try it!

All of the stamps and paper used on this card are from Mark's Finest Papers. I love the fox peeking out -- just so sweet!. Don't forget that you can get 15% off anything in the MFP store, too, by using the code WEEKENDER. You will love all the new fall and winter sets!

You can still join in, too -- at least until Thursday -- by entering your Falling for You themed card. Play along!