Friday, March 29, 2013

Triple Message Shadowbox

Sometimes you just get hit by inspiration and you have to let it out. That is how I felt when I created this tutorial. I love shadowboxes, but I wanted mine to do more -- this one does, times three! This is one of the 25 techniques on the Move It CD: Triple Message Shadowbox. Here is the card with the messages inside:
Pretty enough, right? Then each of the two sides pull out for this:
Isn't that fun? I am actually teaching this technique at two upcoming Rubber Stamp Shows: Stamping by the Sea in Ocean City MD, on April 5th, and the at Stampfest Orlando at the end of June. If you are in the area, check out the websites and come see us!

The Move It CD has 25 tutorials and is $9.95. It has a companion CD, too -- Shape It. That CD has another 25 tutorials on it, and is $9.95 also. If you buy both, they are only $17.95 - and you will save on shipping, too! 

There is a link for ordering on the sidebar of this blog, or, if you prefer, you can go to the Move It - Shape It page and order from there.

Have a great weekend!

Thursday, March 28, 2013

Cupcake Pull Out Card

Who wants a Cupcake? This fun little project is one of the 25 tutorials from the New Shape It CD. It has a cute little pull-out and is great for Birthdays, Parties, and Valentines day, too!
Information on the Shape It CD is HERE:
Have a sweet day!

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Bookshelves - Club Scrap Blog Hop

Welcome to the hop! Today is the monthly Club Scrap Blog Hop, and we are celebrating the Bookshelves March kit. If you arrived here from the CS Blog, you have come to the right place. If not, you may just want to go back there to start again, since the list of all the bloggers are there.

I have to say, this kit is pretty cool. It has elements for books, but it also has map elements. And since I am currently working on pictures from our Vienna trip a few years ago, this paper couldn't have come at a better time!

I decided to make this simple layout with the paper and embellishments from the kit (click on the layout to see details, if desired):
After I made that layout, I did this one:
I had to borrow a piece of navy paper from an earlier kit, but I the colors worked great with my layout! don't you just love that ribbon?

Okay, it's time for you to move on with the hop. Your next stop is Julie Heyer:(  -- I know you will love what she made!

I hope this hop inspires you. Have a great day!

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Move It - Shape It!

Today I am thrilled to announce TWO CDs: Move It and Shape It! These two CDs were developed as companion CDs -- each contains 25 tutorials:

The Move It CD has 25 innovative interactive tutorials designed to excite your creativity.  Learn how to cut, score and fold your way to make pull-outs, curves, folds and so much more!

The Shape It CD has 25 sensational designs with shapes of all kinds. We show you how to cut, fold and decorate your way to fabulous one-of-a-kind shaped cards!
Each CD is $9.95 if purchased separately*, or $17.95 if purchased together. Save on postage if they are purchased together too!  CDs can be ordered HERE (click on the drop-down menu to select both or just one of the CDs):

Select One or More CDs to add to your order

You can find a full description of the CDs, plus links to the CD indexes HERE.

Monday, March 25, 2013

Bandanna Blast from the past

I have always loved this technique -- it is so dang colorful! The Bandanna Technique  was originally in the August 2008 issue of the Technique Junkie Newsletter - now you can find it on the Simple and Easy Inking Techniques Remix CD (30 tutorials, $9.95). 

Tomorrow I will be announcing something new! I can't wait!
Have a colorful day...

Thursday, March 14, 2013

Special Announcement (and a card, too)

If you are a subscriber, you may have noticed a change to the Subscriber-only pages in the last three days -- all the tutorials for the February issues are now in PDF format. Over the years my website host has become cranky and glitchy, and it was difficult to print some of the tutorials. Now you can print them easier than ever! All of the 2013 issues will be in PDF format, and I will be going back and changing the older PDFs as time permits, to help those of you who have purchased the online-only option access the tutorials easier.  I hope you like this change!

The card below uses the Block Fill Tutorial from the February 2013 issue. If you have not visited the online site in the last few days, go test drive the new change -- and let me know what you think of the change!
All stamps on this card are from Marks Finest Papers.

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Layered Color Collage - Simple and Easy

This card was made using the Layered Color Collage -- one of the techniques from the new Simple and Easy Inking Techniques - Remix CD. the tutorial is one of the 30 on the CD for $9.95 (plus shipping). The CD shows you how to create stunning artwork using a minimum of supplies -- and as the name suggests, they are all easy techniques! It is a great CD to have in your arsenal when looking to create the wow factor quickly.

The card uses all Stampin' Up! stamps, inks and paper -- I love the color combo. It is so different and unique! It pops at ya' doesn't it?

Thanks for stopping by today!

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Double Equestrian Spoiler

Jane and I are working on new CDs for release in April. One of the cards on one of the CDs is on the Club Scrap Creates Blog -- if you want to see the spoiler, click the link below! I am not posting a picture because it is a SPOILER --

One of the prettiest things I have made in a long time :)
Have a great day!

Monday, March 4, 2013

Simple and Easy Inking Techniques -- Remix!

Sometimes we just like to make it simple.

If you love simple techniques with a bare-minimum of supplies, then this is for YOU. I am pleased to announce the launch of a new concept for the Technique Junkie Newsletter: Remix CDs.  Let me explain!

Remix CDs contain previously-published techniques from our 10 years newsletter content. They do not contain any brand-new unpublished content, rather, they are similar to a "Best Of" music CD.

The first CD in our series of remix CDs is available for ordering today:
Simple and Easy Inking Techniques
We've compiled 30 of our favorite techniques -- ones which use just the most basic of supplies -- into one CD!  The Card Above uses the Aged Tiles Technique from the CD. The gorgeous stamps are from Sweet Stamps.   
Ordering the CD is easy!

The Simple & Easy Inking Techniques Remix CD  is $9.95 plus postage.
It can be ordered HERE:

A table of contents with pictures of each project is HERE.

The CDs will be mailed tomorrow, March 5th - get your copy today!