Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Technique Tuesday

Stained Glass

1) Cut a piece of vellum paper to your desired size and choose a line-art stamp image that gives you a defined area for coloring.

2) Stamp your image in VersaMark or Basic Black Craft ink. Heat emboss the image with Black or Clear Stampin' Emboss powder.

3) Flip over the vellum paper and color in the image using Stampin' Write markers or Watercolor Wonder Crayons. If using the crayons, blend colors with an Aqua Painter or blender pen.

4) Attach finished piece (embossed side up) to your project.

Saturday, August 24, 2013

Christmas Banner from the Builder a Banner Kit- Class coming up!

Remember how I showed you the Holloween Banner? Well this banner is using the same kit but with Christmas Style! All you do is use the left overs from your Build a Banner kit ..order the Christmas Accessories kit and off you go to creating another beautiful decoration for Christmas.
Here is what you will need?

Build A Banner Kit - #133507
Build a Banner Simply Created Kit

And you will need

Build A Banner Simply Creative Christmas Accessories Kit #132697
Christmas Banner Simply Created Accessory Kit

Also need
Pool Party ink Refill
or Bermuda Bay Refill
and some Adhesive. I recommend the green Tombo Glue

Thursday, August 22, 2013

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Technique Tuesday

Spotlighting--Reverse Spotlighting

1) Stamp your chosen images on card stock.

2) Randomly punch out desired shapes. Be sure to overlap parts of your stamped images.

3) Stamp and cut out the same images on a separate piece of card stock. Color as desired.

4) Line up and adhere images behind punched holes.

5) Mount piece to card and finish project.

Sunday, August 18, 2013

Swallowtail Sweetness

"If stamping techniques are your passion then the Swallowtail background stamp is a must-have investment! So come to this class and you will receive your very own Swallowtail Stamp and I will step you through four projects which will teach you 6 Swallowtail Techniques (Designer Series Paper Emboss Resist, Tri-color Watercolor Stamping, Stamping on Vellum, Blender Pen Emboss Resist, Follow the Edge Card, Illusion card, & Paper Flowers . Want to sign up? Click the picture above and you will be taken to my event sign up page. Can't make the class or live too far away? Let me know and I will set you up with a kit with step by step directions. You can pick the kit up after the class date or I can mail the kit to you for an additional $5.00. Please note that you may have to purchase additional inks to complete at home. Please RSVP by September 9th.

Oh and if you already have the Swallowtail Stamp - Kit and step by step directions available for $10.00 plus shipping or directions only (no kit) for $5.00. Directions would be emailed to you after receipt of payment. So email me if any of these items are of interest.

Swallowtail Clear-Mount Stamp

Thursday, August 15, 2013

Want to earn Hostess Dollars but don't have a $150.00 Order?

August Hostess Awards Code -3BZCN6AC - Last chance to order is August 31st.
Here is how the Hostess awards are going to work. Every two weeks  I am going to post a Hostess Code. If your order is less than $150.00 then you will use the Hostess code during the ordering process. I will then place all the names of the folks who ordered using the same hostess code in a hat and the lucky winner will receive the Hostess awards. This could be $25.00 or more depending upon how many folks order.  Remember if your order is over $150.00 you will want to go straight to my website and place the order not using the Hostess Code. This way you get the hostess benefits during the order.

Here is the link to place your order- http://www.stampinup.net/esuite/home/sandragrimes
Then click on the Shop button located in the upper right side of my home page.
If you have questions let me know. Otherwise have fun and good luck.

Monday, August 12, 2013

Every year at Halloween I love to give all of my nieces and nephews a treat, and it’s always wrapped up especially for them. Since the August “Best of” stamp set is “Best of Halloween,” it’s the perfect opportunity for me to get started early this year. You can read more about our “Best of” stamp sets here (US).
I love that there are three main images, a border, and a greeting in the stamp set. Since the main images are about the same size, it was easy to come up with a design that worked for all of them.

I used the new Decorative Window Gift Boxes since they are small and all of my nieces and nephews are still very little. I didn’t think they needed much more candy than these hold!
Got any fun ideas for Halloween gifting? Tell me about them in the comments section below!

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Technique Tuesday

Shadow Stamping

Watch our Shadow Technique video for a demonstration of this terrific technique.Directions:
1) Stamp image in lighter color; this will be the shadow.

2) Stamp image in darker coordinating color slightly off the first image to create main image.


1) Stamp image in VersaMark ink on dark card stock.

2) Stamp image a second time in Whisper White Craft ink slightly off the first image.


1) Stamp image in VersaMark ink on dark card stock, and let dry.

2) Rub the Embossing Buddy over your card stock, and then stamp image a second time in VersaMark ink slightly off the first image. Cover with Clear Stampin' Emboss powder and heat emboss.

  • This technique can be also be used with Stampin' Around wheels.

  • Saturday, August 3, 2013

    Wetlands Stampset

    I just love this set!

    Sandi Grimes Creative Consultant - Stampin' Up! Independent Demonstrator

    Friday, August 2, 2013

    Holiday Catalog is Here-Order today!

    Let me know if you have not received your copy in the mail. Click here to view the catalog on line.

    Thinlits Card Dies

    They've been called flip cards, flip flop cards, swing cards, and more-but they have always been a bit tricky to create. Not anymore! Our amazing new Thinlits Card Dies cut and score to create a card that flips in just one step. Click Here for a Flyer

    133479Label Card Thinlits Die$32.95
    133480Circle Card Thinlits Die$32.95