Monday, May 31, 2010

Shimmerz Masked background Tutorial

I have a quick tutorial for you today using Shimmerz Vibez Spray.
The difference between Shimmerz Spritz and Shimmerz Vibez is the intensity of the color...Vibez is stronger and darker while Spritz is more subtle color.
Here is a layout I created awhile ago. Using punched flowers as masks, I create the background paper...
Here is how I got that look...

To create the background, I punched a few flowers and layed them onto some white cardstock...

Then is sweeping motions, I sprayed Shimmerz Vibez (Blue Jeans)...

After removing the punched flowers, this is the design you get...

Once it dries (which only takes a few minutes), you can roll the paper flat again and add it to your card.

Such an easy way to get a custom and Shiney blackground!!

Thursday, May 27, 2010

More Shimmerz samples

Welcome back to Stamp and Create!!

I have a few more projects to share with you using some of the Shimmerz products that are on sale this week for 25% off as our Product Spotlight!

First off is a card from Jeanette using some of the CC Design stamps from the last release...

This cute card using 3 of the CC Design stamps: Swiss Pixies Hansel with Big Flower, Swiss Pixies Field Fence, and Swiss Pixies Laying Nora. She also used some Basic Grey Green at Heart DP, new Ivory Silk Ribbon (2 new colors were just added to the store), and Basic Grey pearls.

Here is the inside of the card...

This is Swiss Pixies Butterfly Nora. Jeanette used Shimmerz on all of the pixie's wings, flowers, and on Butterfly Nora's eyes.

Jeanette says the front flap opens to expose a gift card holder!! Make sure to check out her blog for more pictures of her amazing card!

Here is a scrapbook layout I created a while ago. But it's a great example of how to use the Shimmerz Spritz and Vibez...

First I took some white 12x12 card stock and randomly sprayed Vibez (Princess). I love how it splattered!!

Here is the final layout...
Can you see the subtle spritz showing on the background?
Here's a close up of the title chipboard...
After diecutting the letters out of Lightweight Coaster, I completely clovered the letters with Vibez! Check out how sparkly it is in the light!!

Remember, all Shimmerz products will be on sale for 25% through June 6th. But grab them before they run out because I won't be able to get a restock order before the sale is over!

Product Updates:

~ New May Arts Ribbon now available! Check out these striped 1 1/2" grosgrain... ~ The Greeting Farm: I received a restock of a few of the stamps with some more on their way along with 2 new designs to the store. Plus I have the new release stamps IN STOCK for their June 1st release!!


Please note that I will be out of town on Friday and Monday is a postal holiday. Any orders received by 3pm on Thursday will be shipped out Thursday night. Any orders placed after 3pm on Thursday will ship out on Tuesday June 1st.

Happy Stamping!

Monday, May 24, 2010

Shimmerz Product Spotlight

Welcome back to Stamp and Create.
It's time for another Product Spotlight.
For the next two weeks, we will be showcasing Shimmerz.
Shimmerz is a line of shimmery paints in either pots that you paint on or in mists that you spray onto your projects. The shimmer is more fine than typical glitter.
They can be added to colored images, flowers, or chipboard to add sparkle. They can be painted on chipboard letters to create custom "glitter" titles on scrapbook layouts. Or you can use a "mask" to create a wonderful custom design. There are so many possibilities.
Over the next two weeks, all Shimmerz products will be on sale for 25% off.

Here are some samples using Shimmerz from the design team...

Shimmerz Baby's Breath Spritz sprayed on the DP and the flowers. The Greeting Farm Roll Call Kit (this is Jade), Trellis Roses (Ivory), Mini Roses (Yellow), Ivory Silk Ribbon, and Basic Grey Origins DP.

Here is a picture taken with a flash to show the shimmer on the background paper...
Do you see how shinny it is in the light?! FYI, the image is shinny too since it's heat embossed.

I have a few other projects to share using shimmerz products that I will post throughout the week. Make sure to check back!!
Don't forget about our Monthly Challenge (Ribbon or Fibers) for a chance to win a $20 gift certificate.
And don't forget about our Weekly Wednesday Candy!!
Happy Stamping!!

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Popcorn the Bear now available at Stamp and Create

Hi there stamping friends!

First off, I have to appologize if you are a newsletter subscriber for the store. I hired a web developer to fix some issues with the website and one of those issues was the newsletter. So in our attempt to work on the errors, yesterday's newsletter went out numerous times last night!! You only received those newsletters if you were one of the earlier subscribers (ones who signed up shortly after the store opened last year). But I am sorry for the inconvenience.

Secondly...Popcorn the Bear is now available at Stamp and Create!!

These stamp sets come as 4"x6" unmounted grey rubber. But be warned...they are huge!! The bears on the sets with only one main image (like Smile and Party Time as shown above), will not fit on an A2 size card. But there are sooo fun to color!!

Also now available is Ez-Mount Brand grey cling foam. These are 8 1/2" x 11", so they are only available for delivery in the US and Canada. Any other area will require additional shipping costs.

Don't forget that we are now hosting Monthly challenges!! Click on the link at the top of the blog to be taken to the current challenge - Ribbon or Fibers. The only rule is that you use a stamp available at Stamp and Create.

Tomorrow Wags 'n Whiskers will have a new challenge. We would love for you to play along!!

Don't forget my Weekly Wednesday Candy which is running for 2 weeks this week!

Happy Stamping!

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Whiff of Joy Product Spotlight Week 2

Welcome back to Stamp and Create.
Today the Design Team has more samples to share using the Whiff of Joy stamps that are on sale this week for the Product Spotlight.
But before we get to the sample cards, I wanted to mention that there were a lot of new additions added to the store lately. So you may want to take a look around. I have some links at the end of this post.
Wow! Look at this gorgeous card Jeanette made with the WOJ Store Kit Aladin 1001 nights, bow easy, prima rhinestones, and wilton doily!!


Stamp and Create is sponsoring the following challenges this week:
Come play along for a chance to win some free products!!

Product Updates:

~ New Paper: I brought in some new paper from KaiserCraft and October Afternoon this week. I also pre-ordered some of the newest Basic Grey paper (they are awesome) so they arrive as soon as they are released.

~ Primas: a few restocks of some of the Mini Roses along with a few new ones have arrived.

~ TGF: Roll Call Kit was released over the weekend. Such a fun kit with over $80 value in stamps for only $48

~ Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps: had a very fun beachy release on Sunday. All stamps are instock.

~ Wags 'n Whiskers: Fun in the the Sun

Don't forget about my Weekly Wednesday Candy that is running for 2 weeks.

Saturday, May 15, 2010

The Greeting Farm Kit Release

Welcome back to Stamp and Create.
Just a quick post today to say that The Greeting Farm just released their first Wild Sprouts Kit called Roll Call...
This kit comes with 10 full size Wild Sprouts and 6 sentiments on grey cling foam. That is over an $80.00 value for only $48.00!!! Wow!!
This little cutie is Jade and she is part of the kit!!

They are instock and ready for shipping on monday!!

I also have a wonderful card to show you from out fabulous DT Joy!!

This card using one of the Whiff of Joy stamps that are currently on sale!! All Whiff of Joy stamps are on sale through next weekend for up to 25% off!!

Joy also used some lovely lace which makes this card eligable for the first Stamp and Create Challenge: Ribbon and Fibers!!

Tomorrow, Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps will have a new release. All of those images are instock and well!! They are so much fun, I can't wait to show them to you!!
Happy Stamping!

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Weekly Wednesday Candy - Whiff of Joy

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Welcome Back to Stamp and Create. It's time for another Weekly Wednesday Candy!!
Before we get to the new candy, let's find the winner for last candy for Wags 'n Whiskers Rubber Stamps!
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Congratulations Nadyne !! Please email me at with your mailing address by Sunday to claim your prize!!

This week's Weekly Wednesday Candy is in honor of the Product Spotlight this week - Whiff of Joy (up to 25% off through May 9th).
There are two stamps again this week and the candy will run for 2 weeks! Whiff of Joy Willow Dressing Up and Strawberry Girl

In order to be entered into the candy:
~ Link your name in the links below. If you don't have a blog, use your email address in the URL spot.
~ Become a follower of this blog if you aren't already.
~ Post it on your blog if you would like! This candy will remain until midnight EST, May 25th.

Also, don't forget about our first Stamp and Create Challenge - Ribbon!!
Happy Stamping!

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Sprial "vine" for Prima Mini Roses Mini-Tutorial

Welcome back to Stamp and Create.
I have been asked numerous times how I get the sprial "vine" on my cards like this one using the Happy Day from Wags 'n Whiskers...
It's so easy, it's rediculous!! And the best's free!!!
Just to let you know, I did not come up with idea on my own, but I can't remember for the life of me where I saw it...somewhere in blog land while I was blog hopping.

Anyway, the Mini Roses from Prima come with a green covered wire stem...

You simple wrap the stem around a thin stick (like a small paint brush)...
Here's a closer view... Remove the brush and you are done!!
Simply add a strong adhesive...I use Scor Tape...and add it to you card!!

Easy peasy!!
PS I have enjoyed seeing all of the cards that have been entered into our first challenge!! So exciting!! Remember, this challenge is open until the the first Sunday of each month with a new challenge starting on the first Monday of each month.
To easily access the challenge, I have added a banner to the top of the blog. Click on the banner to go straight to the challenge post. Also, feel free to grab the banner for your blogs!!
Happy Stamping!

CC Designs new release

This is the 2nd post for the day. So make sure to check out the Product Spotlight post to see all of the wonderful creations using some of the Whiff of Joy stamps that are on sale for the next two weeks.

Now I have a card to share using one of the new release stamps from CC Designs.
This is called Honey Bikini (there is also Honey Sailor that is being released tonight as well). Aren't these adorable?!
In additon to the Honey stamps, they have released the Spring Kit as individual stamps and I have all of the character stamps in-stock!

Remember, when I can, I offer a 10% everyday discount! That means you can purchase these stamps for the lowest price available (even lower than purchasing directly through CC Designs)! It's just one of the ways that I like to take care of my customers!

Other products used: October Afternoon Fly a Kite DP, Trellis Roses, Yellow and Blue-Green Mini Roses, Star Headpins, Tim Holtz Adage Tickets (I just placed a restock order for them today, but I have the stampable tickets available).

Do you see the swirls next to the flowers on my card? I am often asked how I make those. I will share a simple tutorial here tomorrow.

Happy Stamping!

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Product Spotlight - Whiff of Joy

It's time for another Product Spotlight at Stamp and Create.
For the next 2 weeks, we will be showcasing Whiff of Joy Stamps.
Whiff of Joy has 3 wonderful stamp illustrators: Elizabeth Bell, Allison Action, and their newest Norma Fickel. Each illustrator has their own unique and beautiful style.
All Whiff of Joy stamps are made of the highest quality rubber stamps and come "unmounted".
For the next two weeks, all previously released Whiff of Joy stamps will be on sale for 25% and their newest Get Well Collection and Aladin Store Kit will be on sale for 10% off. I normally do not put the newest release on sale, but I just couldn't resist this time!
Don't forget about the very first Stamp and Create Challenge!! This month our challenge is: Ribbon and Fibers. The only rule is that you must use a stamp that is available through Stamp and Create and link to that stamp in the store.
Here are some lovely samples from the Design Team which uses both a Whiff of Joy stamp and ribbon/fibers for the Challenge...

Product Updates:
Basic Grey: NEW Cappella and Max and Whiskers paper, brads, and Bloomers will be here today!!
Whiff of Joy: Restocks, Get Well Collection, and Aladin Store Kit should be arriving today.
CC Designs: New release tonight at 10:00pm. The stamps are in stock and will be added to the website at 10:00pm. I also have a card to share on my blog that is scheduled to post at 10.
The Greeting Farm: Their first Wild Sprouts Stamp Kit called Roll Call will be released on Saturday.
Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps: There will be a new release on Sunday.
Wags 'n Whisksers: Fun in the Sun was released on friday. All stamps are instock and available for immediate shipping!
Happy Stamping!

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Wags 'n Whiskers Fun in the Sun release!

Welcome back to Stamp and Create.
Today is the blog hop and release for Wags 'n Whiskers Rubber Stamps.
This release is full of fun and whimsical stamps designed by Cris de Lara.
Go on, start your summer early by going on a trip along the blog hop!
The stamps are now available for purchase!
Remember, I can only distribute to the US and Canada. So if you are outside of those areas, go visit the Wags 'n Whiskers Blog and you will be directed to my partner's store.

Since I was tied up with the release, I didn't get a chance to pick the winner of the Weekly Wednesday Candy yet. I promise I will do that very soon.

Some other news and updates:

~ Whiff of Joy: The Aladin Store Kit and the Get Well Release has shipped and is on their way!! I have already added the store kit as a pre-order and will load the rest later today.
~ Prima flowers: Restocks on many Trellis and Mini roses

~ CC Designs: Restocks and new release on Monday, May 10th at 10:00pm. The stamps are instock and ready for shipping first thing on Tuesday.

~ Stampavie: Adele enjoying fresh apples finally arrived. If you ordered one and received a refund, please let me know if you are still interested in this stamp. I have held some aside just in case.

~ Product Spotlight: Wags 'n Whiskers illustrated by Crissy Armstrong are still on sale for 25% off through Sunday.
~ Challenges: Don't forget that we are now hosting a monthly challenge. You can use any stamp that is carried in the store. This month's challenge is "Ribbon". A gift certificate for $20.00 is up for grabs.

Happy stamping!

Monday, May 3, 2010

Stamp and Create Challenge #1 - Ribbon

Welcome back stamping friends to Stamp and Create!!

Lately I have been thinking that I would love to see what wonderful cards my customers make! Everyday I fill orders and think to myself...I wonder what they will do with these stamps?! Then it occurred to me...Let's do a challenge so I can see your work!!
Therefore, every month we will host a challenge. It may be a sketch, a technique, a color challenge, or to use a certain element.
This month's challenge is: Ribbon!!

The rules are:
~ You must use a stamp that is carried at Stamp and Create. That can be anything from a Wags 'n Whiskers Stamp, Kraftin' Kimmie Stamp, Stampavie, The Greeting Farm, etc... Just as long as I have that stamp in the store.
~ Post your card/project on your blog and link back to this challenge post. If you don't have a blog, you can use either Paper Craft Planet or Splitcoast Stampers to upload your card.
~ Link the stamp used on your card to that stamp in the store.
~ Be a follower of this blog

One lucky participant will win a $20.00 gift certificate to Stamp and Create.

The awesome Design Team has incorporated this month's challenge along with this week's Product Spotlight - Wags 'n Whiskers rubber stamps designed by Crissy Armstrong - on sale this week for 25% off!

In addition, today is the last day of my National Scrapbooking Day Sale. An additional 10% off everything in the store if you use Discount Code: scrap (all lowercase).

To start off the DT cards, we have a new guest joining us!! I am so happy to have Sharon Caudle on our team for May and June! Sharon is the sole person responsible for my choice to add May Arts Silk Ribbon to Stamp and Create!! I fell in love with her bows and I went out in search of this gorgeous ribbon...and she does such a great job using it on almost every card!!

WnW Bear Hug, Silk Ribbon, Prima flowers, Teddy Charm

WnW Say a Prayer, Silk Ribbon, Spellbinders Fancy Tag, Prima flowers

LaceyWnW Ansley's Surprise, Silk Ribbon, Prima Roses, Tim Holtz Scalloped edge die, Kaiser Craft Rhinestones


WnW Bear Hug, Basic Grey Bitter Sweet DP, Lace, Twill ribbon, Bow Easy.

This challenge ends on June 6th at midnight.