Thursday, October 23, 2014

10/23 Stampin' Up! Gentle Peace Christmas Card, Traditional

Hello Friends,

After my stampin class left tonight, I opened my brand new stamp set, Gentle Peace, and played.. and played.  It was JOYFUL!

I started by stamping my image with momento ink on a piece of whisper white card stock.  I started with the night of navy.. This card looked PERFECT to color on my facebook group, but when i'm posting it here, it almost looks purple.  Just click the link above to request entry into my group.  I am forever posting creative projects there and encourage you to share what you are working on in your stamp rooms.

The base is night of navy, as is the second layer and the seam binding ribbon.  I wanted the background to stay subdued to really make the holy family stand out! 

I started with my lightest colors and build the darker colors in after by tracing the lines of my stained glass, then blending them.. I used the color lifter to add highlights. 

It was so fun to color and play with.  I just hand cut the image out, which was pretty easy (straight lines).

Here is a pretty solid shopping list of everything i used to get this look.  Thank you so much for stopping by today!

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Selene Kempton
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Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Stampin' Up, The Reason for the Season and This Week's Weekly Deals!

Good Afternoon Friends!
I am SO excited about the set that got released today!  This month’s photopolymer release, Gentle Peace (item #139523), was designed by our ever-amazing lead illustrator, Kathy Pitt. Stampin' Up heard our feedback asking for a religious Christmas stamp set, and she created this incredible imagery along with some wonderful inside/outside sentiments.

This set was designed to work with Blendabilities to create the effect of brightly- colored stained glass. We have to give a shout-out to Terri Allen for her masterful coloring of this stained glass window. With some simple embossing, the set also works well as line art if you need to make several cards quickly.
Also, I just wanted to make you aware of the weekly deals for this week.  The sale on these ends next Monday.  
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Thanks so much for stopping by today!

Selene Kempton
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Thursday, October 9, 2014

Fifth Annual Stamp Out Breast Cancer Event!

Dear Friends,

I'm so excited about this year's Stamp Out Breast Cancer Fundraiser on October 18th!  We are working on all the last minute details this week and hope that this year we will raise more money than ever for our charity Making Strides of Boston. 

Join us, OR simply make a donation

All donations receive a free tutorial and entry to win our Door Prize of a complete set of Blendabilities whether you attend or not!
One of the many things I love about Stampin Up, is how we can use it to help others. Join me and our team of demonstrators and help us raise money for Making Strides Against Breast Cancer while having some stamping fun.

A keynote speaker/survivor's once had some very powerful words.  She said "Last year, I attended this event and was encouraged to go get a mammogram.  You talked about the importance of early detection.  I was diagnosed, treated, and today, I stand before you Cancer free, Thank you."  Talk about changing lives!

Together we can make a difference!

When: October 18, 2014

Harmony Hall
1660 Lakeview Avenue
Dracut, MA
1:00pm - 4:00pm
$20 Donation to attend
thru Oct 17, or $25 at the door

100% of the proceeds go directly to Making Strides Against Breast Cancer (part of the American Cancer Society).

Attend the event and make these 5 projects in person OR donate and receive a tutorial to complete these projects.   
  • Attend free with each donation of $20
  • Receive a Free Tutorial for these projects with your donation
  • Entry to win Complete set of Blendabilities Markers & Memento Ink pad ($175+ value)
  • All donations are Tax Deductible and will receive an emailed “Donation Record”
  • 5 Gorgeous projects
  • Entry into the GRAND PRIZE drawing of 1 of 2 Big Shots and more
  • Munchies
  • Inspirational Display Boards
  • Crazy Awesome Raffles!! 
If you've never attended one of these fundraisers, you should know the raffles are usually amazing!  This year, here's just one of the prizes!  There are things for non-crafty friends too!  No creativity required to attend and support this amazing charity! 

Selene Kempton
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Monday, October 6, 2014

Mosaic Madness Stamp Set, Coordinating Punch and Embossing folder

Good Afternoon Friends!

I just wanted to post some creative inspiration for you today.. Did you know that this past Saturday was World Card Making Day??  Stampin Up had a crazy sale on every day essentials like ink, paper, envelopes and that sale ends today.  If you want to see what's on sale you can click here for a flier, or just click here to shop in my online store for the Stamp Stock & Save Sale.  Ends today!

Today, I'm featuring the Mosaic Madness Stamp Set.  This Pretty Card was made with Pool Party and Baked Brown Sugar Card Stock and Ink.

This one is Sahara Sand, Strawberry Slush and Rich Razzleberry.
 This one is Pool Party, Black and White.  These Cards could be adapted for any occasion. 
 Finally this Happy Birthday Card Uses Bermuda Bay and Crumb Cake. 

Thank you so much for stopping by today!  Here's a quick shopping list if you need it.

Mosaic Madness Stamp Set,
Mosaic Punch,
Mosaic Embossing Folder

Selene Kempton
Stampin' Up! Creative Coach

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