Upscale Projects – Upscaled!

Upscale Projects

I promised you late last week that I would show you how to easily upscale two cards  – and here they are!

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This was our original card – Whisper White, Peekaboo Peach, Flirty Flamingo, and Sweet SugarPlum card stock, Sweet Sugar Plum ink to stamp the sentiment. I have used Layering Love sentiment, and the lovely Swirly Scribbles thinlits for the die cuts with pearls to finish off with. It is a simple card.

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And this is the updated, upscaled version!  I have matted and layered the Layering Love sentiment, adding dimensionals between each layer to give depth, and die cut a few more flowers using the Peekaboo Peach and Flirty Flamingo card stock (great way to use p scraps of card stock too!).

The second card I made was this one:

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Again a clean and simple card using Whisper White, Emerald Envy and Flirty Flamingo card stock and Emerald Envy and Flirty Flamingo to stamp the images which are from Balloon Celebration and Layering Love.

The upscaled version:

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I have used Wink Of Stella glitter brush to add glisten to the balloon. Once it was dry – a few seconds for this – I dusted over the balloon with my embossing buddy and then I have then coated it with Versa Mark before sprinkling clear embossing powder over it and heating with my heat tool. I did this several time – three I think – and then le it cool.  This has given my balloon a really glossy, shiny finish…

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…and here close up…

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The whole card was then finished off with a few sequins in Blushing Bride.

I hope you like how I have upscaled these two clean and simple cards to give them a little more impact.

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Exciting News of our June Promotion – Join Stampin Up and choose two FREE stamp sets of your choice

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When you join during the month of June, we will help you get started right by adding two extra stamp sets to your Starter Kit!  The only catch is that you have to choose the extra stamp sets that you want—there’s no way you’re going to trick us into making such a hard decision. You get to choose two FREE stamps sets of your choice! That’s an added value of up to 126 €/£92, depending on which stamps you choose. So go ahead and get your business off to a fast start. Choose your stamp sets and click the link here to start an exciting and flexible new career…and join my wonderful team of girls – The Stampin Gals.

So if you are thinking of spending around £99 on new season products why not take advantage of this wonderful offer and grab yourself a couple of new stamp sets in the process?

Next time I will have some more wonderful new Stampin’ Up products to share with you – a couple of the new bundles available with some incredible offers to save you money and build up your craft stash!

Until next time remember to stamp your place in the world! xxx

Upscale Projects – New Products

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New Products and Upscale Projects

I am so excited  – I am waiting on a shipment of products coming from Stampin’ Up with NEW PRODUCTS from the new Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalogue 2016-17!!! They are on the way and due here any day now! So much loveliness in one box and it is winging it’s way directly to me! if you haven’t got your copy yet then please head over to my online shop where you can see the products in their loveliness or email me and I will be happy to send you a paper copy – my email is stampdelicious@gmail.com and there is a small charge of £3.95 per copy which can be paid via Paypal or bank card/credit card through PaypalHere.

Here is a clean and simple project using some of the new In-Colours for 2016-18 while we wait!

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I am really pleased with how simple this is – I have teamed Emerald Envy (NEW COLOUR) card stock with Whisper White and Sweet Sugar Plum(NEW COLOUR) – this is fast becoming a new favourite! I used the same colours in ink pads. The stamp sets are Balloon Celebration and Layering Loveliness (NEW STAMP SET), both of which can be found in the new Annual Catalogue.

Upscale Projects

Now I like simple cards, but sometimes you need a little bit more. So over the next few days, whilst I am waiting for my new products to arrive, I am going to show you how I upscale my simple projects with a few tips, techniques and accessories. There are definitely some NEW and exciting accessories –  which can be found in the new Annual Catalogue and can be viewed here  – I really hope you will pop back and see how it is going…

Until next time, remember to stamp your place in the world!

New Catalogue, New Products, New Offer

Well June is upon us and a whole year has gone by since last we chatted – yep a whole year! Doesn’t seem that way to me either but I know a lot has changed in my life…But more importantly what is happening in the Stampin’ Up! craft world? Well a New Catalogue, that’s what!

A New Catalogue 2016  – Stampin’ Up!2016_AC_Cover_En-UK

1st of June sees the new catalogue launching! Yippee – you can download a digital copy by clicking on the image link above. If you want a paper copy please email me on stampdelicious@gmail.com – I will give you paypal details for ordering you paper copy – paper copies cost £3.95 and are packed full of ideas.

June Offer

Exciting News of our June Promotion – Join Stampin Up and choose two FREE stamp sets of your choice

recruiting_header_cust_jun2016_engCreate and call it a job – Get two FREE stamps sets in your starter kit when you join Stampin’ Up! in June 2016!!

When you join during the month of June, we will help you get started right by adding two extra stamp sets to your Starter Kit!  The only catch is that you have to choose the extra stamp sets that you want—there’s no way you’re going to trick us into making such a hard decision. You get to choose two FREE stamps sets of your choice! That’s an added value of up to 126 €/£92, depending on which stamps you choose. So go ahead and get your business off to a fast start. Choose your stamp sets and click the link here to start an exciting and flexible new career…and join my wonderful team of girls – The Stampin Gals.

So if you are thinking of spending around £99 on new season products why not take advantage of this wonderful offer and grab yourself a couple of new stamp sets in the process?

I am so excited to be bringing you new products for a new season – I will begin to upload new projects as soon as possible….but I have so many new favourites it’s hard to know where to start….

Maybe with the New 2016/2018 In-Colours…but thats for tomorrow…

Until then – remember to stamp your place in the world xxx

 

Project life….

So that took waaaaay longer than I was expecting! BUT I do finally have a bit of a finished project for you – I really enjoyed making this Project life page and was surprised at how easy it was once I got going.  Okay lets get to the pics!

First pic is the original Project Life by Becky Higgins, Stampin’ Up! proud and delighted to have Becky designing some exclusive project life items for them.  So what you are seeing here is my first box of Project Life that MB bought me last year for my birthday. It has sat on a shelf awaiting inspiration.  Now I don’t know how many of you have ever waited for inspiration, but it can be a bit like finding hens teeth!IMG_5681_2

So Stampin’ Up! have their exclusive box and because I consider myself to be a Project Lifer I bought it!!! I was thrilled! IMG_5682

I opened the box and was delighted with the contents.IMG_5684 IMG_5683_2

The contents were all about travel which was PERFECT because I intended – when inspiration arrived – to Project life our journeys – we travel around EVERYWHERE….well a lot, what with New Years resolution to spend me us time and my eldest son now living in Forres, and my youngest starting to look at universities….

So what can you get to actually make a Project Life page? well you start with and album, mine is 12 x 12 but you can get smaller. Lots of different page types and her are the one I have – IMG_5685_2See where the lines are? they are individual pockets to put ‘stuff’ in to …IMG_5688

The pockets can be in different places and give different effects…..IMG_5687 IMG_5688_2

I hope you can see these pockets okay….so they layouts can be individual and as unique as you want them to be and nothing stops you popping pages in between to add to your layouts but essentially the point is to illustrate life quickly and easily….So what did I make?

I chose New Years eve to make my first page about – and I have a few more pages that I want to make covering New Years Eve. It was a fun and magical time for MB and I.IMG_5692_2

We took the train to London – first time on our own for years – and headed first to Covent Garden for lunch and then the the theatre for a show – but that is for another page….This is page 1…..I used the Stampin’ Up! Lets Get Away Card Collection (137907 £13.50) and Accessory pack (137908) £8.50  –  I have mountains left from each pack so will get loads more pages done with what I have.

I do hope that you give Project Life a go – I was amazed how quickly it came together, lots of cards and backgrounds already prepared and ready to go – already colour co-ordinated – just brilliant!

Now if you are just a bot daunted by a full size 12 x 12 why not start small and try the So You Project Kit – it is a quick album kit – 12.2×12.2 Centimetres so really quite small by comparison to the full 12 x 12 inch one!  there is Loads in the kit including ribbon, 20 page protectors; cardstock and patterned paper; washi tape; epoxy stickers; quilted cotton ribbon; thick baker’s twine; clips; sequins; wood sheets; cork sheets; window sheets; wood cutouts – a terrific starter kit and all for (137951)£17.95! Here is my first two pages from my So You project (this one is abut my boys!)IMG_5690

The front page has a wooden sheet plus stickers!

IMG_5691Backgrounds, arrows, washi tape – everything you want to get on the road to capturing those special days quickly and easily!

Okay, that was a quick trip to Project Life – I will be featuring ore of this around once or twice a month and building mini book up and my main Project life album….I hope you will join me on this journey of discovery!

Until next time, remember to stamp your place in the world!

 

Hello Life!!!

Hello there!!!

I am delighted to sit and write this blog entry tonight!  It has been a most busy week since I blogged with you last – mostly boring stuff like work but I was delighted by my eldest son ‘popping’ home for the weekend. He is in his first year of his post grad job and working and living in Forres in Scotland – a long way from where we live.  Obviously, we don’t get to see him as much as we would like, however, his work brought him closer to home this last week, to Glasgow and when he found he was going to have to stay in Glasgow for a further week with his work he decided to head home.  Not a hard decision I guess: four hours from Glasgow to Forres, do his own washing and then four hours back on Sunday or an hour and fifteen minutes from Glasgow to Carlisle, MUM will do the washing and then an hour and fifteen back on Sunday…NO CONTEST! Terrific to see him and spend time with him even if it has meant a very hectic weekend.

So, I promised I would do a Project Life project this time around, and I fully intended to. My printer however, had other plans and when I started printing photo’s out on it, they got progressively worse.  My son – see above – informs me that what I really really need is a printer that prints photo’s and not a document printer that will crank out the odd pic now and again! New photo printer duly ordered!

I didnt want to have NOTHING to blog so I thought I would try and used the pics that did come out okay, and here they are…The event was New Years Eve 2014 – MB and I found ourselves with no children and no plans for New Year, We did a last minute hotel booking, caught the train and headed into London for the fireworks and some child free fun.  I am not going to spoil all by telling the whole time right now as I still want to Project Life it, but these are some of my favourite moments…

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I have used the `Hello Life Project Kit (137949 £22.95) to show off these pictures.  Now I am always a little wary of kits I have bought elsewhere as they never seem to have enough to make a solid project and you always have to add to them, but when this arrived and I was going through the items, I quickly realised there was almost enough kit to do this twice!!! so a very generous kit indeed and it comes with the metal frame as well so DOUBLE BRILLIANT!!!

4I really love the die cuts and the letters ( lots and lots of letters!!) in the Hello Life Project Kit, all the little silver spring pegs are included as well as the Bakers twine. There is some fabulous Crushed Curry ultra thick twine to make pompoms but I decided to not use them this time around as I have another set of pics in mind for the pompoms. But they are in the kit!

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You can also make this little shaker heart frame and all the little hearts in Basic Black, Silver and Crushed Curry are all included as well as a self adhesive foam circle to make it easy as pie to make. Yes, those are Giant M&M’s …..

2The kit is teamed with a Photopolymer stamp set – Hello Life (137136 – £22.95)  which has 10 stamps in the set and will get lots of use on other projects!!!  Perfect for Valentines as well as other occasions.  You can see I have used the heart stamps with Whisper White stamp pad on BlackBoard card stock. These would look brilliant in any of the new Color Box Chalk Ink colours that feature in the Spring Summer catalogue which can be viewed HERE.

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All in all, I think this is a fabulous project kit – whether you use it yourself or gift it to someone you know has an event to say Hello Life about…..If you want to purchase this kit or any other Stampin’ Up! item, please either email me on stampdelicious@gmail.com  or visit my online Stampin’ Up! shop where you can shop 24 hours a day! Here is a link to the online Stampin’ Up! shop right here.

I hope you enjoyed looking at the Hello Life Project kit…until next time remember to stamp your place in the world! xxxx