Bokeh Technique Using Chalk Ink with Deb Valder

Hidy Ho Ho Ho Stampers,

CURRENT HOSTESS CODE 7AHM3DTY

NEW product and great technique, that is what today’s post is all about.  Soon we will have a new 2015 Occasions Mini Catalog so I wanted you to start thinking about the product that is in there.  I’m also including some Holiday inspiration JUST IN CASE you haven’t sent yours out yet …ha ha ha!

So today’s technique is called Bokeh…what the heck is that…here is what Wikipedia says…

  1. In photography, bokeh (Originally /?bo?k?/, /?bo?ke?/ BOH-kay — also sometimes pronounced as /?bo?k?/ BOH-k?, Japanese: [boke]) is the aesthetic quality of the blur produced in the out-of-focus parts of an image produced by a lens. Bokeh has been defined as “the way the lens renders out-of-focus points of light”.
    does this look familiar now?!  We just didn’t know what it was called.
    So here are my cards using this technique…
    Birthday Surprise Stamp Set using the NEW
    Chalk Inks from Stampin’ Up!
    and here is my Garden Green version

    using the Bright & Beautiful Stamp set

     Blackberry Bliss version!
    For these samples I used a WINDOW SHEET and WHITE STAZON ink.
     
    SUPPLIES:
    Stamp Sets:  Bright & Beautiful #135026 wood or # 135029 clear mount
    Birthday Surprise #134117 wood or #134120 clear mount
    Card Stock:  #100730 Whisper White; 100867 Night of Navy; #102584 Garden Green; #133675 Blackberry Bliss
    Ink:  #138093 Yellow Citrus; #138092 Aquamarine; #138091 Rose Coral; #126970 Night of Navy; #126973 Garden Green; #133642 Blackberry Bliss; ##101731 Whisper White Craft Pad; #106960 White Stazon
    Accessories:  #101610 Sponges; #133773 Sponge Daubers; #114323 Window Sheets; #113439 Big Shot; #130911 Circle Framelits;
    The card base is cut at 4 1/4″ x 11″ and scored at 5 1/2″;    the first layer is 4″ x 5 1/4″ and the top layer 3 3/4″ x 5″.
    HERE IS THE VIDEO…

     

    DECEMBER SPECIAL:

    For each order you put in that is at least $35 from now until December 30th, 2014, I will enter your name in a drawing for a FREE punch.  So get those orders in.  Remember if your order is $70, you will get two tickets and so on.  So hop on over to my website at www.stampladee.stampinup.net and shop away.  Make sure you make a list of the SALE items that you want to add to your order.  There are HUGE savings!!    USE HOSTESS CODE 7AHM3DTY

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NEW Bow Builder Punch with Deb Valder

Hidy Ho Ho Ho Stampers,

CURRENT HOSTESS CODE 7AHM3DTY  good until December 3oth (NOT 31st)

Phew made it through last night’s storm but another one coming tonight!  Whoops, just looked outside and it’s already starting!  It’s a winter wonderland here in the NorthEast!  So today’s card is all about GORGEOUS!!!!!  What do you think?  The white wintery weather was my inspiration.

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goooooorgeous!

Silver and White!

I wanted to show you a stamp set that is in the Big Catalog that you might not use for Christmas.  It’s called “An Open Heart”.  You might not think of this as a Holiday stamp because there are no stamps in there that refer to the holiday but I truly believe the twig looks holidayish.  What do you think?  Was I way off the mark?  I don’t think I am.  I love the way it came out.  Here are a few more closeup’s.

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The words came from a stamp set found in the 2014 Holiday Catalog called

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and drum roll…..sneak peak at our newest PUNCH

It’s called the Bow Builder Punch, it will be available starting January 6, 2015!!!

BUT…

For each order you put in that is at least $35 from now until December 30th, 2014, I will enter your name in a drawing for a FREE punch.  So get those orders in.  Remember if your order is $70, you will get two tickets and so on.  So hop on over to my website at www.stampladee.stampinup.net and shop away.  Make sure you make a list of the SALE items that you want to add to your order.  There are HUGE savings!!    USE HOSTESS CODE 7AHM3DTY

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Okay so how did I do this…

Easy Peasy.  And here are the measurements

INGREDIENTS:

Stamp Sets:  An Open Heart #134999 wood mount;  #135002 clear mount

Beauty of the Season #135776 or #135779 clear mount

Card Stock:  #100730 Whisper White; #132178 Silver Foil Paper

Ink:  #102283 VersaMark

Accessories:  NEW NEW NEW #137414 BOW BUILDER PUNCH; #132154 Chevron Punch; #129053 Heat Tool; #109131 Silver Embossing Powder

CUTTING:

Card Base:  4 1/4″ x 11″ and scored at 5 1/2″

Silver Foil Strip:  1 1/2″ x 5 1/2″

Whisper White Strip for the Chevron Punch:  1 3/8″ x 5 1/2″

Thank you for sticking with me!!!  I hope you liked this card.  I did :0)  I love this holiday season!  Let me know if you have any questions.  Take care!  Remember the hostess code and the special I’m running from now until the end of December (December 30th to be exact)!


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Glorious Gold Wonderful Wreath with Deb Valder

Hidy Ho Ho Ho Stampers and Happy Holidays!

What a wintery mess here in Saratoga, New York today…rain, sleet, freezing rain and SNOW flakes the size of golf balls!  Oh my gosh!  It’s a great night to stay in and open my boxes of NEW product.  I received my Occasions Catalog and Sale-a-Bration order today…YEEE HA!  I can’t wait to share all the samples I will be making in the next few days!   You are going to LOVE this catalog!

In the  meantime, I’ve been working on more Holiday items and tonight I’m going to show you one more card.  This is a great card if you haven’t started yet because it’s fast and gorgeous!

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 Pretty Pretty!!!

Easy Peasy!

So let’s get going…

Supplies:

Card Stock:  #100867 Night of Navy; #132622 Gold Foil Paper; 135824 Trim the Tree Designer Series Paper Stack

Accessories:  #113439 Big Shot; 135851 Wonderful Wreath Framelits; 126889 Stampin’ Trimmer; 134583 1/8″ Gold Ribbon; 119247 Pearls; #133755 Gold Glitz Dazzling Details; #104430 Dimensionals

So how did I do it?  Here you go…

Thank you so much for stopping by my blog post.  It’s been pretty crazy busy but I think you are going to like what I have coming.  I thank you all for your orders, it helps me out and keeps me creating!  Thank you, I appreciate it.  Let me know if you have any questions.  Have a great day and if you live in Upstate New York, stay safe tonight….it’s brutal out there.


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Blow Out Sale Up to 80% off with Deb Valder

Hidy Ho Stampers,

I love making things for the holidays.  I just had my Tag Class, everyone made 20 tags to take home.  You should have heard the ooooooo’s and ahhhhhh’s!

I wanted to let you know that there is a HUGE sale going on right now while supplies last.  The discount can be up to 80% off on certain items.  I will be showing you some of my projects where I used some of these items.  The first is my most favorite of all times card.  It was CASED by more people than I can count!  What an honor to have someone CASE your card!  So here is the card….

Joyful Christmas

Do you remember this one?

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closeup!

Joyful Christmas lineup

I did almost 150 of them for my Founder’s Circle card swap last year.

Well if you missed out on this stamp, it’s on SALE RIGHT NOW, I think this one is 40% off!  Sooooooo beautiful!  Here is a video to show you how I made it.

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So click here to see what else is on sale!!!


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Blendabilities meet the Perfect Peacock with Deb Valder

Hidy Ho Stampers,

I love to color and I love to cut, I think that’s what I love so much about my card making.  Today’s card is one of my most favorite ever.  I got to sit quietly and just color with my Stampin’ Up! Blendabilities  If you haven’t used them, YOU NEED TO!  They are amazing.

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Supplies:

Stamp Set:  Perfect Peacock

Card Stock:  Whisper White; Island Indigo

Ink:  Memento Black

Accessories:

Daffodil Delight Blendabilities; Coastal Cabana Blendabilities; Night of Navy Blendabilities; Old Olive Blendabilities

You really need to try these, they make coloring so easy and so professional looking.  They are alcohol based so blending and shading are so smooth.

Thank you for stopping by my blog, if you have any questions, let me know, that’s what I’m here for.  I hope your holiday preparations are well underway!  Have a great day.


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Shake It Up Stampin’ Up Style with Deb Valder

Hidy Ho Stampers,

Well today is the day for Door Buster #2 with Stampin Up! and Deb Valder.  Click here for the entire flyer.

 

There are three bundles that you can get TODAY ONLY including a Project Life Door Buster, Gift Box Bundle and BLENDABILITIES Bundle.  uh oh…the Blendabilities Bundle is already sold out!  Eveything else seems to be there but not the Blendabilities – they sold out in less than an hour….just shows you how wonderful a product they are.

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We still have Blendabilities but they are FULL price UNLESS you want to sign up to be a demonstrator today or tomorrow….then you can get a SUPER deal on them!  Contact me at stampladee@aol.com asap to find out all about the deal!

Today’s card is FILLED with things that are on sale today and tomorrow while supplies last!  So hurry and get those orders in at www.stampladee.stampinup.net or email me at stampladee@aol.com to get the particulars on signing up to be a demonstrator and getting a big discount!\

SHAKE IT UP!!!

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Supplies:

Stamp Set:  Good Greetings Limited Hostess Set

Card Stock:  #119686 Early Espresso; #133719 Gold Glimmer Paper ON SALE

Ink:  #102283 Versa Mark

Accessories:  #113439 Big Shot; #130658 Magnetic Platform ON SALE; #129053 Heat Tool; #109129 Gold Embossing Powder; #133723 Star Framelits ON SALE; #114323 Window Sheets; #133457 Gold Glitter ON SALE; #124155 Shaker Frames; #134583 1/8″ Gold Ribbon ON SALE; #135817 Lucky Stars Embossing Folder; #110755 Multipurpose Liquid Glue

pretty cool huh???!!!

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Do you see all the snowflake and sequin confetti inside the shaker!

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You will need our Shaker Frames and I used the largest one for this project.

Shaker Frames #124155

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I attached it to the center of my card and I filled it with the Frosted Sequins confetti.

Frosted Sequins Confetti #135835

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Here is what the package of confetti looks like.

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Then I added one of our window sheets #114323 on top of that.  Cut the window sheet with one of the Circle Framelits #130911.  Make sure it’s larger than the Shaker Frame so it seals in the confetti.

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Add a wreath made out of the Foil Sheets and embossed two times with the Stylish Stripes die #132174.

Add a bow with our new #135839 Cherry Cobbler 1″ Sheer Linen Ribbon and Wah Lah!!!!

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Isn’t this gorgeous?!!!!   Shaker cards are very easy to make with our Shaker Frames!

Take care, thank you for stopping by my blog post for today!  If you want any of the sale items, hurry, it’s only while supplies last.  Shop anytime at www.stampladee.stampinup.net.


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Happy Thanksgiving!!!! with Deb Valder

Hidy Ho Stampers,

I hope today is filled with family and friends and OF COURSE good food!  Know that I’m thankful for all of you!  Without you, there would be no blog!  :0)  Have a great day and we’ll see you tomorrow!

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HAPPY

THANKSGIVING


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Tree Punch Suspension Card with Deb Valder

Hidy Ho Stampers,

Oh what a white Thanksgiving it’s going to be.  Living here in Upstate New York and having a Nor’easter in full swing (I think that’s how you spell it and just how did it get its name????)  it’s a good day to stay inside and stamp!

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OR go to my website and shop – take advantage of the Online Extravaganza – SUPER SUPER SAVINGS!!!!

CLICK HERE to download the flyer -

go through and hilight what you’d like

THEN

SHOP HERE  www.stampladee.stampinup.net

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Remember for every $50 you purchase from me from now until the end of November, 2014

I will send you a Family/Friend Frame Kit for free!

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I’m so excited about today’s card! I’ve had this in the wings for quite some time now but it came out really awesome!

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Front of the card using Lovely as a Tree and Silver Foil Paper

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Inside with the tree suspended

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Inside with the tree anchored!

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Front of card using the Heart Punch

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Inside using the Butterfly Punch

So what did you think?  Didn’t I tell you just how easy it was????  I hope you try it soon.  Super Simple and Super Fast!

SO HOW DID I DO THAT????

Supplies for Tree Card:

Stamp Set:  Ornamental Pines

Card Stock:  Night of Navy; Silver Foil Paper; Whisper White; All is Calm Designer Series Paper

Ink:  Night of Navy

Accessories:  Stampin’ Trimmer; Tree Punch; Square Framelits; 1/8″ Silver Ribbon;

Written instructions for the black and white card…click here.

Thank you for taking time out of your busy holiday season to look in on my blog post!  Hopefully this will help your card giving ideas.  If you have any questions, please let me know.  deb  wwwstampladee.stampinup.net for all your shopping needs.


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Stampin’ Up! Online Extravaganza with Deb Valder

Hidy Ho Stampers,

It’s that time of the year again when Stampin’ Up! brings their annual HOLIDAY SALE!  It’s called the Stampin’ Up! Online Extravaganza Sale. I think it’s the best ones yet.  Things like the Magnetic Platform — 40% off!  The sale is good for one week only from November 24th to December 2nd.  And if that wasn’t enough, there are two SUPER days…the first one is November 24th and the second one is Monday, December 1st.  On these two days there are EXCLUSIVE items for sale!  ALL but four embossing folders will be on sale for $5 each!  OMGosh…only $5 for an embossing folder!!!!!

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Double click on the picture above or click here to get the PDF.

Grab some hot chocolate, sit and read through the flyer and then

hop on over to my online store to start shopping

www.stampladee.stampinup.net

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Today’s card is simple but once again very elegant and sure to put a smile your family and friend’s faces!  Several of the items used are on this sale list!

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Gold Foil Paper mat or…

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 Basic Black mat??

So which one did you like better?  I think I like the GOLD one, it’s more elegant!

Supplies:

Stamp Set:  Ornamental Pines #135104 wood  mount or #135107 clear mount

Card Stock:  #132622 Gold Foil Paper; 100730 Whisper White; #121045 Basic Black

Ink:  #132141 Gold Encore Ink

Accessories:  #133634 Gold Stampin Dazzle Marker, #134583 Gold Ribbon; #109129 Gold Embossing Powder


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Christmas Wreath using Daydream Medallions with Deb Valder

Hidy Ho and HAPPY almost Merry Christmas Stampers,

Yes, it’s coming fast.  Since Thanksgiving is so late this year (it’s usually around my birthday November 23rd – wink wink), we don’t have that many weekends after this first holiday.  So I’m trying to get you to make some amazingly simple cards so you can get them out at Thanksgiving time!  You will be so prepared that you will have time to actually do your shopping!

Before I show you today’s card, I’m going to remind you that there is a BEAUTIFUL kit you can get for free if you put in a $50 order at vwww.stampladee.stampinup.net by November 30th (last day to get your order in). Yes it is free, you’d buy product anyway, so why not buy your Stampin’ Up! supplies and get this beautiful frame kit free – great as a gift for family and friends.

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you will need to purchase the frame but the rest of the kit is there for you!

www.stampladee.stampinup.net to put your $50 order in (before shipping and tax)

Okay today’s card is SUPER SIMPLE!!!

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ooooooooooo……ahhhhhhhhh…….

Supplies:

Stamp Sets:  Daydream Medallion #131976 wood mount or #126467 clear mount;

Bright & Beautiful #135026 wood mound or #135029 clear mount

Petite Pairs #128706wood mount or #122497 clear mount

Card Stock:  #100730 Whisper White; #100867 Night of Navy; #135314 Silver Glimmer Paper

Ink:  #126970 Night of Navy; #101731 Whisper White Craft Ink

Accessories:  #133787 Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack; #103683 Glue Dots; #129026 Fast Fuse

So how did I do that?

Thank you so much for taking time out of your busy holiday season to watch what I did today.  I know how busy it is.  You guys are super to me and I so appreciate it.  If you have any questions, please let me know.  Have a great day.


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