Friday, June 27, 2014

Calling all the heroes

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Happy Friday everyone!
Last night while I was making some projects for the display boards I had an idea to make a card with the new photopolymer stamp set Calling All the Heroes.  And I had to make it right away, because I knew if I didn't it was never going to happen. 
I stamped the skyline on Whisper white cardstock and embossed it right away with clear embossing powder. The dsp I used is Sweet Taffy. 
This set is available only while supplies last and comes on two sheets in a clear mount stamp case. And the possibilities are limitless. 

Order yours today HERE






Thursday, June 26, 2014

Bloom for you and Blendabilities class by mail

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Welcome back to my blog! 
Today I have another project to share that I made at the Catalog Launch party couple weeks ago. 
I still can't find the card I made few weeks ago and wanted to share, I have probably deleted it from the SD card (yikes) but I have couple shots of it on my phone, so I may post those.

I have had a creative block this week. I am still tired from our vacation. Going on vacation with two little ones ( 2.5 yr and 10 month old) is not really relaxing. But they did have fun, so makes it all worth it. 

However I did make bunch of cards this week, but those are for the display boards at Convention. I am doing two sets of projects for two different types of display boards. The first set is already at Stampin' Up! so I am glad to have that done, now I am working on the second set that I need to take with me to Convention and set up the board myself. 

Now, about the bag....It's pretty simple! But I do LOVE how it turned out! I used the Bloom for You stamp set (actually this is a single wood mount stamp) and the coordinating punch along with some Gold Soiree dsp that I cut using the Apothecary Accents framelits. As well I used the new masks and did the polka dots using our stampin' sponges and Crumb Cake ink. You can even make coordinating card to go with the bag for a Birthday gift or any other kind of gift.

Ok, now onto the Blendabilities class. Several of the sets of Blendabilities will finally be available for customers to purchase on July 1st. So I decided to offer a class by mail. 

What's included in the class price? Here's the list:

1. 2 sets of Blendabilities (Rich Razzleberry and Old Olive)
2. Pre-cut supplies to make 4 cards (we'll be using 3 different stamp sets, but if you don't have them no worries, you can substitute.The sets are Blended Bloom, Sweetbriar rose and Forever Florals)
3. PDF with the supplies you need to finish your cards, close up pictures
4. Link to videos on how to make the cards.

This cards won't be featured on my blog and the videos will show you how to make them from beginning to end, not just the coloring part. 
Other supplies you will need is: Memento ink, color lifter, adhesive.

If you want to order additional supplies I can add those to your class fee and they will arrive with the rest of your class materials.

The price of the class is $38, which includes the two sets of blendabilities, tax, shipping, materials to make 4 cards and class fee. 

You can register by June 30th and I will be placing the Orders on July 1st, once Blendabilities become available for order, and you should be getting all your supplies by July 15th, including the PDFs and the videos.

To register click HERE
  • make sure to include your shipping address to your email.
  • If you want different colors of the Blendabilities let me know (The colors available will be: Rich Razzleberry, Daffodil Delight, Pumpkin Pie, Old Olive, Cherry Cobbler, COastal Cabana plus the skin tones which are larger package (6 instead of 3))
  • Let me know if you want additional supplies.


You can make payment by paypal or credit card (you don't need to have paypal account to pay the invoice)




Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Beautiful Bunch

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Hi all, I am back today with a little eye candy. This is one of the cards we made at the Catalog launch party.
I used some new goodies from the catalog, such as Beautiful Bunch stamp set and the coordinating punch, Flowerpot dsp, Crushed Curry 1/8" taffeta ribbon and Party Pennants Bigz L die.
It's pretty simple card, but the dsp gives it a nice look. I think this dsp is great  for CAS cards. 


Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Creativity by mail program

Hi all,

Sorry I kinda disappeared  last week. Well, kind of. We were on vacation in Florida and returned yesterday. So I am trying to get back on track after I deal with the loads of laundry.
I have a card to share but I can't find it on which of my SD cards it is, and I already gave it to someone....blame on the "small kids brain".

So...I have offered classes by mail in the past and I am starting the same thing again, but little bit different. 
The cost of each month is $45 (there will be 3 months per round). The price includes: products, materials, shipping and class fee. Each month you will receive about $32 Stampin' Up! products (before tax and shipping) and the rest will go for shipping and pre-cut materials that will be mailed to you.
The products will ship to you directly from SU!
In the first month you will receive stamp set that you will use for ALL three months. 
The first month products are:
  • Choose Happiness stamp set (clear mount)-if you want wood mount the price of the first month will be $52.
  • Tea lace doilies
  • In Color sequins
  • Victorian crochet trim

Each month you will receive the supply lists with detailed pictures and video instructions for each project. 
You may ask : What if I already have the products? I will be happy to substitute any products for equal or lesser value.

In the 1st month you will receive materials to make 4 projects (this projects will not be showcased on my blog) and most of the projects will be WOW projects (cards and 3-D items). You will receive pre-cut supplies to make them. 

What you will need besides what I send you? You will need basic tools: Die Cutting Machine, Linen Thread, rhinestones & pearls, Ink, paper trimmer,  VersaMark, Blender Pen,  Aqua Painter, Paper Piercer &Mat Pack, Dimensionals, Liquid Glue, Scissors, Glue Dots, Hole Punch, Snail, Sticky Strip, Glue Gun.

For the 2nd and 3rd month you will receive products for $32 (each month) plus materials to make 8 additional projects. I will send you the list of products ahead of time, so you know if you have them and you would like to substitute them. 

The registration is open now and is until July 13th. After registration closes I will send you invoice that you will need to pay within 2 days,you can pay the invoice using paypal or major credit card.If you are late, your products will be late. I will place the orders with SU! for your products on July 16th. 
And by July 25th you will receive the video links and pdf-s by email and materials for your projects by mail.

Each month I will also send you a few bonus project ideas. These are extra inspiration pieces to keep you inspired with your stamp set.   


To register click HERE

When registering please tell me the following in the email: 
  • Do you want CLEAR or WOOD mount
  • Please tell me what form of payment you would like to use.  
  • What is your mailing address



Sunday, June 15, 2014

Creation Station Blog Hop - Forever & Always

Hi everyone and welcome to another Creation Station Blog Hop. This week one of the things we are focusing on is Wedding. Since I didn't have any wedding sets ,I used MDS downloads :Forever & Always and Cheers to Love. I printed the sentiment on Very vanilla card stock and trimmed it to 4" x 4 1/4". As well I printed the flower and leaves and colored with Blendabilities, then I cut them out using my paper snips. 
Before I adhered the flower and leaves with dimensionals, I diecut some burlap ribbon using the large scallop edgelit and trimmed to 4" and adhered it to my panel. Then I stapled some Rich Razzleberry cotton ribbon and on top tied some Linen Thread. After that I adhered the flowers and leaves using dimensionals. Then I adhered the whole panel on my Rich Razzleberry card base using dimensionals. 

Pretty simple card but I do love how it turned out. 





If you just stumbled upon this post and would like to start the hop from the very beginning, click on the back button to go to Jen's blog, you wouldn't want to miss her creations.



And if you want to continue the blog hop from here, the next stop is Kathy. She has some cool creations for you



Thursday, June 12, 2014

Clean and Simple Work of art

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Happy Thursday! 

Thank you for coming back to my blog! Today I have a very simple card to share that I made using the Work of art stamp set. 
I stamped the same stroke image 6 times without re-inking the stamp. Well, first I did the Coastal Cabana lines, then the Crushed curry ones. Next I stamped the sentiment and voila :) 

Note: The catalog party prize winners are posted on the Catalog Launch website.



Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Flower Fair

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Hi all and Happy Wedensday!

For today I have two cards for you. First up is a card I made using Flower Fair stamp set. This is multi-step set which is photopolymer. I had to have it right away. I just LOVE it. I used masking to create simple card. The centers of the flowers are embossed using Crushed curry embossing powder. And then I used some Pool Party cotton ribbon. 



 The second card is really simple. There is no stamping. I used the Ampersand embossing folder to create the & sign and then little letters thinlits to cut out YOU and ME . Added some sequins and some thick twine to finish it. It looks much better in person, though.




Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Oh SNAP

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Hi all,

I posted this morning the videos for the last part of my Color My World class. If you are registered for the class you can access the class through the link below:
The last part was watercoloring. And the Snapshot image was  one of the images I demonstrated. So, I just cut it our and made a simple card using it. I used Whisper White card stock as my card base. I chopped 1" from the bottom of the front and adhered some Sweet Taffy dsp on the back, so I have 1" dsp showing on the front. Then using the Project Life journaling pen I did some faux stitching. I stamped the sentiment " Oh snap" from Hip Notes stamp set and then with dimensionals I adhered the image. And finally I finished the card with some Melon Mambo cotton ribbon. I LOVE this ribbon!

note: the class videos and website will be available for the next year, or even more. 





Monday, June 9, 2014

Gold Soiree wedding card


Happy Monday! 
Today I have a card that I showed on the Catalog Launch Party on Saturday. You can find the link bellow this post and see the video.
For this card I used the new Gold Soiree dsp as well the the striped scallops thinlit die. Since I used some fancy dsp and the die I decided to keep the overall design simple. I stamped the label from Everything Eleanor set with Encore gold ink and cut it out, then I did the little label using the Lovely Labels set  and the coordinating punch.

Note: The last part of the Color my world class will be posted tonight or tomorrow in the morning. Thank you for your patience! 


Saturday, June 7, 2014

Online Catalog Launch party sneak peek


Hi all,

Tonight is the Online Catalog Launch party, a free online event. I am uploading the videos so they are ready to be posted between 7pm and 10pm.

But I just wanted to post a little teaser. This is one of the cards we'll be making tonight. I have a video showing you how to make this card from beginning to end.

You can reserve your spot for the party Eventbrite - New Catalog Launch Party


You can access the website HERE

only if you are registered you qualify to win a prize. (in the past people wouldn't respond back when they'll win a blog candy, so this way it makes it easier)

But everyone is welcome to join the party :) (NOte that there isn't anything on the party blog at the moment)




Friday, June 6, 2014

Baby shower and simple cards

Hi everyone!
Happy Friday! 
I can't believe this work week is almost over. It seemed as a long long loooong work week.
Today we had a little baby shower in the office for my coworker and his wife and I did some decoration, favors and little water bottles. I didn't take any pictures at home, but I took some at the shower with my phone, they are on the bottom of this post.

Here are few simple cards I made using Gorgeous Grunge set, along with the Off the grid (now retired :( ), sine cork accents from the SAB promotion (not available any more) , as well the thick twine is from SAB. The sentiments I used are from: Thanks a lot and Feel Goods stamp sets. And the colors are: Coastal Cabana, Crisp Cantaloupe and Cajun Craze).

Tomorrow is the Online Catalog Launch Party (Free online event) Eventbrite - New Catalog Launch Party















Thursday, June 5, 2014

Way to go, DSP Shares and New Catalog Launch Party

Hi all, 

I have a lot of stuff to cover today! But first I will start with the creation :) I made this Graduation card using the PL cards and accessory pack and the Bravo stamp set. I wasn't planning to make a Grad  card, it just came by itself...lol...don't you love when that happens?

Scroll down for the DSP Share information and more stuff 


Do you love Stampin' Up!'s Designer Series Paper as much as I do?  Well then this Product Share is perfect for you!  Instead of buying a full pack of each of the 10 new DSP collections and spending $113.50 (plus tax and shipping), you pay only $16.50 (plus $5.60 Priority Mail shipping) and receive a 6"x6" sample of all of the Designer Series Paper Collections pictured below (One 6"x6" of each design shown below)
Email me at ilina.crouse@gmail.com to reserve your spot in the Designer Series Paper Share today!  Your Designer Series Paper Share will ship to you once all spots in the share have been filled (in about 2-3 week approx).  I require payment in advance.  I'm happy to send you a PayPal invoice and also accept personal checks.
Want to see all of the dsp patterns? Join me at my Online Catalog Launch Party this Saturday. The event is free but you need to register through Evenbrite and I will send you invitation to join the even website.
You can register here Eventbrite - New Catalog Launch Party 


And look what arrived yesterday!!! 
Yes, my new catalog order, and this is only 50% of my wish list, so  I still have A LOT of stuff on my wish list. 
Want to see these items up close and see some of them in action, join the Free online catalog launch party :)



Stencils/Masks



New embossing folders


new stamps



 new twine


stencils/masks again


KRAFT PAPER!!! ABSOLUTELY LOVE IT!


typeset specialty dsp (think newspring) LOVE LOVE LOVE

new dsp


new punches


new cotton ribbon and lace.



more new stamps





new embossing powder 


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