Monthly Archives: September 2012

Wicked Cool Halloween Card

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Supplies: MDS2+ (130646), MDS2 (130644), MDS2 upgrade (130650), or 30-day FREE trial of MDS2 (130910); Wicked Cool Stamp Brush Set from Wicked Fun Digital Kit (127609); Cast a Spell Designer Series Paper (118114)

I've been busily creating cards and scrapbook pages for you in My Digital Craft Corner today. I ceated this card using the Wicked Cool stamp brush set for you who love, love, love Halloween. I got the white shadow effect on the greeting by adding the stamp twice to my project. One I left black and changed the color of the other to Whisper White. I then offset the two. This card sort of evolved from my original idea. I was going to put the witch's hat on the feet like a little kid was wearing a too big hat. I have still used the feet and the hat but in a much different way. The middle stripe on the card is a punch filled with one of the Cast a Spell Designer Series Papers. If you need any of the supplies I used to create this card, just click on the links or visit my online store.

Until next time…blessings,
Sue Erickson
sue@soggystamper.com

Time is Running Out!

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Tomorrow is the last day to take advantage of this Back to Spool promotion. What is it all about you ask? Well..for every $40 of product you purchase, you can choose a FREE spool of the 2012-2014 In Color 3/8" Stitched Satin Ribbon. That is a $8.95 value for FREE! If you would like to get all 5 colors, then order $200 worth of fun stamping stuff. Not only would you get 5 free rolls of ribbon but your order would also qualify for $30 of Hostess benefits to spend on anything in the big catalog or in the Holiday catalog. One thing though…you must place your online order through my demonstrator online store to get the hostess benefits. Just click here to start shopping.

Until next time…blessings,
Sue Erickson
sue@soggystamper.com

For the Birds #3

Nest cardToday's card features the bird in the nest from the For the Birds stamp set (c-126407, w-126405). I used the beautiful Pacific Point card stock for the base of my card. I colored the stamp with Pacific Point, Early Espresso, Basic Gray, and Real Red markers and stamped it on Whisper White card stock. Then I punched it out with the 2 3/8" Scallop Circle Punch (118874). I put about 3 strips of Snail on the back of the circle and pleated up about 6" length of the Crumb Cake 3 1/2" Scalloped Tulle Ribbon (127840), sticking it to the Snail as I went. Over the top of the tulle, I put two strips of Sticky Tape. I added several Stampin' Dimensionals on the back as well to give some room for the pleated tulle. Then I mounted the whole thing onto the card base.

One thing that is nice about this set is that the sentiment and the image are on the same stamp. This makes quick business of creating a card. It is particularly great for beginner stampers. To see the index showing all the stamps in this set click here.

Thanks for coming by to visit today. I have one more sample which I will share with you on Sunday. Be sure to come back then.

Until next time…blessings,
Sue Erickson
sue@soggystamper.com

Why Use Stampin’ Up!’s Professional Printer

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Did you know that you can electronically send your MDS2 projects in to a professionals printer whose inks are adjusted to the very same RGB formulas as Stampin' Up!'s inks?

The process is fairly easy. Once you have all the elements exactly as you want them, you go to the Project pulldown menu and then click on 'order'. It will give you the options available to you. If you have created a card, then only the card option comes up. If it is a scrapbook page, you can choose between photobook and single page. With the single page option, you can order in increments of 1 but must have a minimum of 5 pages. Standard single pages are printed on glossy paper that is slightly lighter weight than Whisper White card stock so it can slip into page protectors easily. You can also choose heavy paper for single pages. This paper is a little heavier than Stampin' Up! card stock.

By sending your projects off to Stampin' Up!'s professional printer, you are guaranteed that the colors are true colors. This is a benefit because you can then add ribbons, additional punched elements, and embellishments to your printed project and they will matche what is on the page. Do you like 12 x 12" scrapbook pages but don't have a printer that can print that size paper? Then using the professional printer is your answer. Do you find that your printer can only handle Whisper White paper and sometimes not even that? Then using the professional printer is your answer. Have you taken your projects on a flash drive to one of the quick print places and the color was too greenish or too blue? Then using the professional printer is your answer. So you have created a card for someone and your printer is just not doing the job. For less than the cost of a cheap card in a Hallmark Store, you can get that card printed at Stampin' Up!'s professional printer.

I think you get the picture. For professional results, send in your projects to Stampin' Up!'s professional printer. It takes 2-3 days for the project to be printed and then Stampin' Up!'s normal shipping times. No you can't get instant printing like you can at home but the results are well worth the wait. So give it a try.

Until next time…blessings,
Sue

For the Birds #2

Bird BathThe next few days I am sharing cards I created with the For the Birds stamp set (c-126407, w-126405). This is such a versatile set and money well spent!

Today's card showcases the birdbath. I tore a piece of designer series paper from the Orchard Harvest Designer Series Paper (126895), tied a length of Very Vanilla 1/2" seam binding ribbon (120999), and adhered it to the base Lucky Limeade card stock. I stamped the image on Whisper White card stock with Basic Black ink and cut it out using one of the Apothecary Accents Framelits (127003).

This is a very quick card to make and is wonderful to send to a dear friend or a loved one.

Thanks for coming to visit today. I hope you will enjoy a cup of virtual coffee or tea with me as you browse my blog. If you like what you see, go to my Facebook page and click on the 'like' button.

Until next time…blessings,
Sue Erickson
sue@soggystamper.com

It’s Only a Week Away!

My free gift to you starts in just one week. Each Wednesday for the next 12 weeks, I will send you an email with an exclusive Christmas project during my 12 Weeks of Christmas campaign. However…in order to receive this gift, you must be on my News From My Digital Craft Corner newsletter mailing list by 1 p.m. local time next Wednesday. Subscribing is easy, just fill in the box to the right and be sure to respond to the email you will get from me confirming your subscription. If you are already a subscriber to my newsletter, great! Would you tell your friends about it and have them come subscribe too.

Until next time…blessings,
Sue Erickson
sue@soggystamper.com

It’s Only a Week Away!

My free gift to you starts in just one week. Each Wednesday for the next 12 weeks, I will send you an email with an exclusive Christmas project during my 12 Weeks of Christmas campaign. However…in order to receive this gift, you must be on my The Soggy Stamper Newsletter mailing list by 1 p.m. local time next Wednesday. Subscribing is easy, just fill in the box to the right and be sure to respond to the email you will get from me confirming your subscription. If you are already a subscriber to my newsletter, great! Would you tell your friends about it and have them come subscribe too.

Until next time…blessings,
Sue Erickson
sue@soggystamper.com

Merry Christmas For the Birds

Welcome to The Soggy Stamper on a very soggy evening here in SE Alaska. We are having one of our typical winter rain storms. The card I am sharing with you tonight is the first one I have made with the For the Birds stamp set (c-126407, w-126405). I used the Utah Divas International Saturday challenge for the sketch:

UDI sketch 9-22-12and here is my card:

Merry Christmas bird

The houses are from one of the designs of the Snow Festival Designer Series Paper (126908). I trimmed along the top of a row of the houses and mounted it on a Cherry Cobbler card base. I used Jet Black Stazon ink (101406) to stamp the image on Watercolor paper (122959), then colored it in with Cherry Cobbler, Gumball Green, and Basic Black markers. I cut it out with one of the Apothecary Accents Framelits (127003) and inserted two Old Olive Brights Glimmer brads (121006). A strip of Gumball Green 2012-2014 In Color 3/8" Stitched Satin Ribbon (126848) finishes the card. To order the supplies I used to create this card, either click on the names of the items or visit my online store here. Remember that you can receive that roll of 3/8" Stitched Satin Ribbon for FREE when you order $40 product. This promotion ends Sept 30 so order right away.

Here is a photo of all the stamps in this For the Birds stamp set. It is a great set as it has stamps for a variety of occasions. I'll be sharing several ideas using this set over the next few days.

For the Birds indexThanks for coming by to visit. Come back again soon.

Until next time…blessings,
Sue Erickson
sue@soggystamper.com

Terrific Tuesday – Designer Rosettes Birthday Card

Terrific Tues 9-25-12-001 copySupplies: MDS2+ (130646), MDS2 (130644), MDS2 upgrade (130650), or 30-day FREE trial of MDS2 (130910); Designer Rosettes (131525); Antique Brads (122164); Perfectly Penned Stamp Brush Set (130167); Beau Chateau Designer Series Paper (124222)

Welcome to Terrific Tuesday here in My Digital Craft Corner. Stampin' Up! did well with the new downloads they have offered us today. Click here to see them and order the ones you know you will want. They are shown on the right-hand side of the page.

I haven't really been fond of rosettes as I have had a terrible time learning how to make them. Hot glue and I don't get along that well. However, I decided to order the Designer Rosettes digital download. While the color choices are limited, I suspected that the white one would be great for recoloring. I was right! I recolored it with Baja Breeze and was really excited with the resulting color. Then I added the Very Vanilla scalloped edge rosette. It almost looks like it is illuminated. Man…I love, love the combination of the two rosettes! I finished them off with a gold antique brad. The background is Beau Chateau Designer Series Paper pattern 4. The flourishy Perfectly Penned stamp set is the perfect one to use for the greeting.