Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Paper Piecing Birthday

Hello Hivers,

This is a Happy Birthday/Halloween card, hence the black cat on a platter.  I made this card for my brother-in-law.  Today is his birthday.  I love this stamp set, but I am sorry to say that it is retired.  The cat is from another retired set.  The Designer Series Paper (DSP) that I used to execute this technique is from Howlstooth & Scaringbone.

Until next time....Buzzz you later,

Monday, October 29, 2012

Faux Stitching

Hello Hivers,

You know, I love sharing my projects with you all.  I just have one major problem.  I never know what to say.

I love the bright colors in this DSP.  I CASE so many cards, that I can't remember if this is an original or not.  LOL  That is sad, I know.

I am having fun trying out all these new and not so new techniques.  I will have a wonderful collection of cards to share with my friends, family and customers when I am finished with my Technique Book.

Until next time....Buzzz you later,

Sunday, October 28, 2012

Digital Scrapbooking Day: Free & 50% Off Items

 Hello Hivers,

What do you get when you combine Digital Scrapbooking Day and My Digital Studio? A week of FREE downloads and 50 percent off ALL digital kits!

What: Three FREE downloads. 50% off ALL digital kits. 

When: October 29-November 5, 2012.

See the list of kits below. You can also view our kits in the online store here. Note that the sale won't be reflected in the store until October 29.

ItemDesigner KitRetail ValueSale Price
50% Off
130861Afternoon Daydream Kit$9.95$4.97
129928Afternoon Tea II Kit$9.95$4.97
119839Always Elegant Digital Kit$9.95$4.97
129358Attic Boutique Kit$9.95$4.97
122175Autumn Spice Digital Kit$9.95$4.97
127600Autumn Traditions Kit$9.95$4.97
130969Bandstand Kit$7.95$3.97
130970Be of Good Cheer Kit$7.95$3.97
123728Celebrations Digital Kit$9.95$4.97
130982Chevron Punch Kit$7.95$3.97
123956Christmas Cheer Digital Kit$9.95$4.97
120880Christmas Cocoa II Digital Kit$9.95$4.97
127362Convention 2011 Digital Photo Kit$9.95$4.97
128876Day in the Life Kit$14.95$7.47
130059Fifty Nifty Kit$9.95$4.97
130062File it Fun Kit$7.95$3.97
131228Friendship Preserves Kit$3.95$1.97
128875Frosty Days II Kit$9.95$4.97
129924Get it Done Kit$5.95$2.97
129870Good Times II Kit$7.95$3.97
118465Happy Birthday Digital Kit$14.95$7.47
128872Holiday Harmony Kit$7.95$3.97
127773Holly Berry Bouquet$9.95$4.97
118466Hoppy Memories Digital Kit$14.95$7.47
128999It's all Me Kit$9.95$4.97
130850Joyful Times Kit$9.95$4.97
124230Just Add Cake Digital Kit$14.95$7.47
124446Leadership 2011 Digital Kit$9.95$4.97
124568Leadership 2011 Digital Photo Kit$9.95$4.97
124443Love Birds Digital Kit$9.95$4.97
131231Lovely Little Labels Kit$7.95$3.97
129359Mixed Bunch Kit$7.95$3.97
119978My Sweet Pea Digital Kit$9.95$4.97
132264Neon Notes Kit$9.95$4.97
129898New Heights Kit$7.95$3.97
122174Nite Owl Digital Kit$7.95$3.97
129340Number One Kit$9.95$4.97
129360On the Go Kit$9.95$4.97
124463One Great Year Kit$9.95$4.97
131360Ornament Keepsakes Kit$6.95$3.47
127599Party Animal Kit$9.95$4.97
131226Picture This Kit$4.95$2.47
130851Pinwheels on Parade Kit$7.95$3.97
126027Playful Polka Dots Digital Kit$9.95$4.97
131227Providences of Provinces Kit$7.95$3.97
130983Raspberry Splash Kit$7.95$3.97
118869Recipes By Design Digital Kit$9.95$4.97
127163Red, White, and Blue Digital Kit$5.95$2.97
130060Season By Season Kit$9.95$4.97
127587Sending Glad Tidings Designer Tags Kit$7.95$3.97
129605Special Delivery Bright Kit$7.95$3.97
129606Special Delivery Subtle Kit$7.95$3.97
127759Spice Cake Kit$5.95$2.97
130852Spring Break II Kit$9.95$4.97
129608Spring Fever Kit$7.95$3.97
130076Summer Happiness Kit$9.95$4.97
118464Summer Home Digital Kit$14.95$7.47
129601Summer Smooches Kit$9.95$4.97
124229Sunset Serenade Digital Kit$5.95$2.97
129339Sweet Shop Kit$9.95$4.97
129882Tea Time II Digital Kit$7.95$3.97
132190That's a Wrap Kit$7.95$3.97
127431Tickets & Tags Kit$9.95$4.97
125757Tickets & Tokens II Digital Kit$7.95$3.97
131217Topsy-Turvey Celebration Kit$9.95$4.97
121071Travel Journal Digital Kit$9.95$4.97
126022Travel Log Kit$9.95$4.97
129332Twitterpated Kit$9.95$4.97
129607Walk in the Park Kit$9.95$4.97
132567Winter Wonders Kit$9.95$4.97
127609Wicked Fun Kit$9.95$4.97
131218Wonderfall Kit$7.95$3.97
120881Write Stuff II Digital Kit$9.95$4.97
128883You're My Sunshine Kit$7.95$3.97

Until next time....Buzzz you later, Honeybee

Saturday, October 27, 2012


Hello Hivers,
    For one day only, you will get 15 % off almost every stamp we sell! The goal is to sell more stamps in a single day than ever before.
    Monday, October 29th is the one-day Sell-A-Stamp Spooktacular!

  • Starting at 12:00 AM (MT) and ending at 11:50 PM (MT), almost every stamp we sell will be 15 % off.
This means all stamps in the current catalogs including
    • Background stamps
    • Personalized name stamps
    • Incentive stamp sets from the supply list
    • Cookie press stamps
    • Single-image stamps
This DOES NOT include
    • Hostess sets
    • Bundled stamp sets
    • Digital stamp brush sets

  • There is no minimum purchase, and no limit to the number of stamps you can order.

  • Stampin' Up! has also added two New Single Stamp assortments.   These will also be on sale on October 29th.   See them below:

    Click here to see larger image:  Assortment 1

    Click here to see larger image:  Assortment 2

    Until next time.....Buzzz you later,

    Friday, October 26, 2012

    Faux Diamond Dust

    Hello Hivers,

    I am in love with this card.  When I saw Mary Alice Bellis's card over on Stampin' Connection, I knew I was going to CASE it.  I changed a few things on my card....I used different DSP and images.  The faux diamond dust technique is only on a small part of this card, but I think it is enough.

    Thanks so much for buzzz'n by the Hive.
    Until next time....Buzzz you later,

    Wednesday, October 24, 2012

    Polished Stone

    Hello Hivers,

     CASE (Copy And Share Everything).  That is what I did for todays project.  This idea came from Kathy Baffone and her Inky Blossom card on Stampin' Connection (a website for Stampin' Up! demonstrators).  I love the soft feel to this card.   I wanted the technique to stand out without being in your face.

    The last photo is the same technique in different colors.  I think I like the bold and brighter colors better.

    Until next time....Buzzz you later,

    Monday, October 22, 2012

    Acetate & Tissue

    Hello Hivers,

    Today I am sharing two cards made using the same technique. I stamped the flower image from Elements of Style in Midnight Muse on Whisper White card stock.  I stamped the bird onto the acetate using Black StazOn ink.  This technique requires the use of Crystal Effects and re-inkers.  You have to be careful of the colors you choose and their placement.  As you can see in my second card the colors were a little too dark.

    Buzzz by on Wednesday and I will have another wonderful technique card for you to see.

    Until next time....Buzzz you later,

    Friday, October 19, 2012

    Faux Tile

    Hello Hivers,

    Today I am showcasing one of the ways to do the technique called Faux Tile.  I used Calypso Coral, Chocolate Chip, and Very Vanilla card stock.  The ribbon that I used is retired.  The stamp set that was used is called My Friend.  I am not too good with empty space on my cards. I always want to add something there.  Every time I look at this card, I think I should have added some pearls, rhinestones or brads to the bottom right of the card.

     Until next time....Buzzz you later,

    Wednesday, October 17, 2012

    Crystal Effects

    Hello Hivers,

     Guess What!  I came up with these cards all on my own.  I did not CASE anyone for today's share.  I am so proud of myself.  I am satisfied with the outcome.  The technique being showcased here is Crystal Effects.  I put crystal effects on all the hearts in the images from Happy You stamp set.  I used Gumball Green, Blushing Bride (retired), Pool Party, Midnight Muse, and Whisper White card stock.   The sentiment is from Itty Bitty Banners.

    Until next time....Buzzz you later,

    Monday, October 15, 2012

    Faux Metal Birthday

    Hello Hivers,

    Today I want to wish a GREAT BIG OLE HAPPY BIRTHDAY to the best dad in the world.  Yesterday he turned wiser years old.  I love my dad to pieces.  He is truly the Best.

    Here is the card I made for him.  Yes, this is a CASEd card.  I had is so Gorjus!  Thanks to Bernadette Bliss for such a wonderful card.  I used Basic Black card stock for the base.  Lucky Limeade and Whisper White are the other card stock that I used.  The DSP is from International Bazaar.  I used Circle Circus, Build a Blossom, and Perfectly Penned stamp sets.  The faux metal button was embossed with Gold Embossing Powder and then stamped with an image from Build a Blossom on one card and the other uses an image from Circle Circus.  I also used the Apothecary Accents Framelits and the Essentials Paper-Piercing Pack.  I enjoyed working on this technique.  It is perfect for masculine cards.

    Until next time....Buzzz you later,

    Friday, October 12, 2012

    Faux Patina

    Hello Hivers,

      I am putting together a technique book and I have decided to try out some new techniques.  I tried 2 new techniques for today's card:  Faux Patina and Round Easel Card.  I love the way it turned out.  I CASEd the layout from a fellow stamper.  Are you surprised?  LOL  I used Chocolate Chip, Whisper White, and Marina Mist card stock.  The stamp set that I used is called Punch Potpourri (retired, sorry).  The opened card was embossed with Copper embossing powder (non-SU) and the bottom one used SU! Gold Embossing Powder.  That is the only difference in the two.  I like the gold one better.  Which do you like?

    Until next time....Buzzz you later,

    Wednesday, October 10, 2012

    Just For You Scallop Box

    Hello Hivers,

    Today I am sharing a 3-D project.  It is a small box made with the Scallop Square Bigz Clear Die.  I put a punch from the Little Labels Punch Pack in the box so that you could get a better feel for the size of the box.  I decorated this cute box with flowers made using the Scallop Circle and Oval punches.  I added some Shimmer Paint and the sentiment to complete the project.

    Until next time....Buzzz you later,

    Monday, October 8, 2012

    A Look Inside The Hive

    Hello Hivers,

    I have been doing a lot of creating in the Hive.  Before I show you what I have been creating, I thought I would give you a tour of the Hive.  I have a few photos of my space before I started renovating.  Here they are:

     My side desk was a fold up table I took from our garage that we used for cookouts.
     My main desk was a fold up table from an office supply store.  Not too bad....just very small and crowded.
    This is how I had to store my punches and stamps...I had nowhere else to put them.

    My oldest son helped me to start re-organizing and painting.

    After a couple of trips to Ikea and other local craft stores....I finally got the Stamping Hive to a place I can call my own....

    .......Here's my very first video of the new and organized Hive...

    Until next time....Buzzz you later,

    Friday, October 5, 2012

    Day of Gratitude Bag

    Hello Hivers,

    I made these cute little box/bags to put the Day of Gratitude cards in.  There are 5 cards with envelopes in each bag.  Lots more could fit, however.  I made the bag using one sheet of 12 x 12 card stock.  I decorated it with More Mustard cut out with the Oval Accent Bigz Clear die and embossed with the Houndstooth Impressions Folder.  To keep the bag closed I used the Decorative Label punch with Tangerine Tango card stock and an Antique Brad with a velcro dot.  The leaves and sentiment both come from the Day of Gratitude stamp set.  Sorry, the Tangerine Tango ribbon is retired.  I enjoyed making this project from start to finish.

    I want to thank you for buzzzing by the Hive.  I really appreciate all of your kind comments.

    Until next time....Buzzz you later,

    Wednesday, October 3, 2012

    Double Gratitude

    Hello Hivers,

    This is the 5th and final card that I made for my DH and the ladies at the Retirement Home.  This card design was CASED from Holly Gould.  I made two cards with a few adjustments to the second one.  I used a lighter shade of green and a darker color for the sentiment.  I also added some paper piercing.

    Pumpkin Pie Base 8.5 x 5.5
    Cajun Craze 2.25 x 5.5 (emboss)
    Soft Suede 3.75 x 3.75
    Very Vanilla 3.5 x 3.5
    About 6" of ribbon
    Inks:  Always Artichoke/Old Olive, Cajun Craze, Tangerine Tango, Pumpkin Pie, Chocolate Chip/Early Espresso

    Until next time....Buzzz you later,

    Tuesday, October 2, 2012

    A Pilot Program

    Hello Hivers,
    Stampin' Up! is launching a Single Stamp pilot program. They're trying out something new! We're excited to offer you the chance to buy single pieces from these select stamp sets: Word Play, Perfectly Penned, and Seasonal Sayings. The offer will be available now through January 2, 2013.
    • These stamps are available on any order type-customer, demonstrator, workshop, or online. 
    • You can find the stamp item numbers on the flyers (links below).
    • These won't be sent to you in our typical cases or packaging; they'll be packaged in cello bags. If you'd like a case for your stamp, you can buy our Clear-Mount Stamp Cases that come in packs of four (item 119105).
    • This offer is available for clear-mount stamps only.
    • The stamps won't come with a Clear-Mount Block, and you'll need to buy a block separately if you don't already have one. The recommended block sizes can be found on the flyers. 
    • There's no limit on how many pieces you can buy.
    • This offer is not available in Quebec.
    • Remember that this is a pilot program, so take advantage of it while you can!

    Until next time....Buzzz you later,

    Monday, October 1, 2012

    Christmas in October

    Hello Hivers,

     Click HERE to see the flyer.
    Retail Value
    Special Price
    Christmas Gift Pack (wood-mount)
    Includes Ornament Keepsakes Set (wood-mount), Candlelight Christmas Specialty Designer Series Paper, Festive Paper-Piercing Pack
    132261Christmas Gift Pack (clear-mount)
    Includes Ornament Keepsakes Set (clear-mount), Candlelight Christmas Specialty Designer Series Paper, Festive Paper-Piercing Pack
    132262Christmas Gift Pack (wood-mount bundle)
    Includes Ornament Keepsakes Bundle (wood-mount), Candlelight Christmas Specialty Designer Series Paper, and Festive Paper-Piercing Pack
    132263Christmas Gift Pack (clear-mount bundle)
    Includes Ornament Keepsakes Bundle (clear-mount), Candlelight Christmas Specialty Designer Series Paper, and Festive Paper-Piercing Pack

    The Fine Print
    • See those special item numbers above? You've got to use those in order to get your FREE Festive Paper-Piercing Pack.
    • You can get your FREE paper-piercing pack by purchasing the Ornament Keepsakes Set and Candlelight Christmas Specialty Designer Series Paper or the Ornament Keepsakes Bundle and Candlelight Christmas Specialty Designer Series Paper. Remember: the bundle gets you an additional 15 percent off the set and the Holiday Ornaments Framelits Dies. So many options!
    • Any order type qualifies for this promotion-customer, workshop, or online. 
    • This promotion has no limits-for every bundle you buy, you'll get a free Festive Paper-Piercing Pack. They make great Christmas gifts!
    • Sorry-hostess dollars don't count toward this promotion. 
    • If you want your free gift, you need to make sure you place your order before the following deadlines:
      • Phone: Wednesday, October 31, 2012; 6:50 PM (MT)
      • OEX or Online: Wednesday, October 31, 2012; 11:50 PM (MT)
    Until next time....Buzzz you later,

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