Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Tuesday Tutorial # 3

Hello, welcome back to Tuesday Tutorial!

Today I want to show you a piece of Designer Series Paper in the new catalog. It is from the set 'Color Me Irresistible'. These papers are so fun because they are already embossed with a pattern and all that you need to do is add ink to create emboss resist effects without the extra effort of the 'emboss' step.

Tuesday Tutorial, emboss resist, Trude Thoman, http://stampwithtrude.blogspot.com , Stampin' Up!, Color Me Irresistible, Kinda Eclectic, Ray of Sunshine, greeting card


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Tuesday Tutorial, emboss resist, Trude Thoman, http://stampwithtrude.blogspot.com , Stampin' Up!, Color Me Irresistible, Kinda Eclectic, Ray of Sunshine, greeting card

The Tutorials include the list of supplies, photos, and instructions for completing the card.


Color Me Irresistible DSP
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Monday, June 29, 2015

Journal It! # 89

Journal It! 89

Journal prompt for today is;

Do you enjoy writing? Why or why not?

Write the prompt in your journal and Journal It!

Here's a fun stamp!

Writing Notes

Sunday, June 28, 2015

Scrapbook Sunday # 3

For this week's Scrapbook Sunday I am sharing a Project Life page. I probably should share this on Thursday as a Throwback Thursday project because the Stampin' Up! set of Project Life cards were from the Holiday Catalog last year. The new Holiday catalog will be coming out in the not-to-far-distant-future. So this set of cards is not longer available, but we don't have long to wait for the new set!


Project Life pages are quick and easy to put together. For this page I added washi tape and an embossed glittery snowflake to the card in the upper right corner. Then I used the Project Life embellishment set for the center bottom card and added the 'DEC' and the '2013'. Also the little tag that is on the photo in the upper left pocket (Let's get festive) is from the same embellishment set. The card in the lower left pocket is for my journaling.

I've ordered one of the new Project Life card sets and embellishment packs, so stay tuned for more Project Life pages in the future.

Here's a link to the Project Life supplies in my Stampin' Up! store.

Have a blessed day,
Trude

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Friday, June 26, 2015

Journal It! # 88

Journal It! 88

The prompt for today is...

How important is it to you that your children have a religious affiliation? If it is important, what did you do to foster that connection?

Here's a stamp set that coordinates with this journal prompt.

Blessed By God

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Thursday, June 25, 2015

Throwback Thursday # 3

I created this birthday card with retired Stampin' Up! products. Admit it, there are many of you out there who still have Stampin' Up! supplies that aren't in the current catalog! Well, get them out and join me in creating some Throwback Thursday projects. ☺


Trude Thoman, http://stampwithtrude.blogspot.com , Stampin' Up!, Throwback Thursday, #throwbackthursday, birthday card, masculine greeting card, Party This Way stamp set

Products I used:
Retired-
Bold and Bright stamp set
Party This Way stamp set
Chevron Ribbon- Cherry Cobbler
1/4" Grossgrain Ribbon- Daffodil Delight
Champagne Glimmer paper
Parklane Designer Series Paper
Current-
Regal Markers
Night of Navy Classic Stampin' ink pad
Crushed Curry Classic Stampin' ink pad
Cherry Cobbler Classic Stampin' ink pad
Night of Navy card stock
Whisper White card base
Dimensionals
Snail Tape
Stampin' Sponge

This current stamp set could be used to recreate this card layout.
Amazing Birthday




This current paper pack has dot paper that would be perfect for recreating this card.

Schoolhouse Designer Series Paper

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Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Journal It! # 87

Journal It! 87

Journal prompt:

What would your dream vacation look like?

Write the prompt in your journal and Journal It!

Here's a fun Stampin' Up! product that would look great with this journal prompt:

It's the Let's Get Away (Project Life) accessory pack.

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Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Tuesday Tutorial # 2

This is a fun card created with Boys Will Be Boys stamp set.  

I posted a card a couple of months ago that was building blocks in primary colors. I thought that card would be good for boys or girls. Now I decided to create the same card with girl colors so that you can see how it looks.

Stampin' Up!, http://stampwithtrude.blogspot.com, Trude Thoman, Boys Will Be Boys stamp set, girls birthday card, Tuesday Tutorial

What do you think? I think it's great because girls love building blocks too!

Here's the link to the original

This week the Tuesday Tutorial is for the original boys' card, but the measurements are all the same. All you need to do is switch out the colors of card stock; Pirouette Pink card stock, Perfect Plum card stock, and Melon Mambo card stock. Also switch the marker colors. I used Melon Mambo embossing powder, which is now retired, but you can use black or white.

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Boys Will Be Boys


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Monday, June 22, 2015

Journal it! # 86

Journal It! 86

For your consideration today:

Tell about your military service. Where and when did you serve? What was your rank? Did you receive any special honors?

If you were in the service, write the prompt in your journal and then journal it. Alternately, you could journal the same thing about a member of your family.

Here's a stamp set that could decorate a military page:

For Your Country

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Sunday, June 21, 2015

Scrapbook Sunday # 2

This week I decided to create a classic scrapbook page. I chose a scrapbook layout from PageMaps.com . I decided to go with a simple interpretation to begin with.

scrapbook page, Stampin' Up!, Trude Thoman, Gorgeous Grunge
Supplies I used:
Bights 12" x 12" card stock- Old Olive
Neutrals 12" x 12" card stock- Early Esspresso
Adventure Bound paper stack- retired
Gorgeous Grunge stamp set
VersaMark ink pad
Envelope punch board (to create tab above photo)
embossing powder- source unknown
Label Maker

Thanks for stopping by today!

Gorgeous Grunge


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Friday, June 19, 2015

Journal It! # 85

Journal It! 85

Another journal prompt to inspire you.

What was your favorite movie as a child?

Write the prompt in your journal and Journal It!

If your favorite move was Jurassic Park this would be a good stamp set to use with your journaling today.

No Bones About It


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Thursday, June 18, 2015

Throwback Thursday # 2

I have a seasonally appropriate Throwback Thursday share for you today.

Do you remember this stamp set? It is called Berry Best and it was retired a number of years ago.

Berry Best, Stampin' Up!, http://stampwithtrude.blogspot.com , greeting card, throwback Thursday, retired stamp set

Supplies I used:
Retired products
Berry Best stamp set
Blendabilities
Trim the Tree DSP
Current products
Real Red card stock
Whisper White card stock
Memories black ink
Gorgeous Grunge stamp set
Cucumber Crush In-Color ink pad
Dimensionals

Here's a current set that contains strawberries. It's called Market Fresh.







And here's some pretty paper that coordinates with the stamp set.
It's called Farmer's Market Designer Series Paper.


Thanks for looking! I hope you enjoy these revisits with retired products.
Have a blessed day,
Trude

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Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Journal It! # 84

Journal It! 84

Today's journal prompt-

If you have traveled to other countries list them.

Write the prompt in your journal and Journal It!

Here are some stamp set that would work well with today's journal prompt:

World Map

Wanderlust

Traveler

Project Life Let's Get Away


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Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Tuesday Tutorial # 1

Hello, today I am starting another series called Tuesday Tutorial.

I will send you the Tuesday Tutorial by email if you will send me your email address requesting to be added to my Tuesday Tutorial list (please send it to me privately to the email listed in my contacts and put in the subject line "add me to TT list"). This list will ONLY be used to send out the TT each week, it will not be used for marketing in any manner whatsoever.

Today's Tuesday Tutorial is for this card which I previously posted. The Tutorial has a specific list of supplies and lists sizes to which the papers should be cut. It also has step by step instructions to create the card and a color photo of the completed card for reference.

Tuesday Tutorial, You've Got This, #stampinup, Trude Thoman, encouragement card, http://stampwithtrude.blogspot.com

Have a blessed day!
Trude

Monday, June 15, 2015

Journal It! # 83

Journal It! 83

Here's is your next journal prompt

What were your favorite games as a child?

Write the prompt in your journal and then Journal It!

Stampin' Up doesn't have any stamp sets of board games or kick-the-can or any other types of children's games but they do have this fun toys set.

Boys will be Boys


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Sunday, June 14, 2015

Scrapbook Sunday # 1

I am going to try doing some scrapbook pages. I have plenty of products to use to make pages and I have plenty of photos that need to go in albums, I just haven't taken the time to create the page.

Some of the pages will be pages that I create with papers, embellishments, photos and layers. Others like this first one I created will be designed with my "My Digital Studio" program.


This is a 12" x 12" page.
I used Crumb Cake to fill the 12" x 12" background.
I used a square punch to add a square shape over the base and expanded it out to within an inch of the edge all the way around. Then I filled the punch with Soft Sky.
I added another square punch and expanded it to within 1/2" of the soft sky all the way around. Then I filled it with Crumb Cake. 
On top of this layer I added a Chevron punch, expanded it, filled it with Soft Sky, copied and pasted a second one on the end.
Then I added a square punch shape, created a retangle and put it in the lower left corner. On top of the white rectangle I added a journaling tag. I used the lined paper stamp that is in the A+ stamp set. 
After that I added the two shells from By the Seashore stamp set. I colored one with Very Vanilla and then I expanded and colored the Nautilus with Soft Suede.
Then I added the sunburst and filled it with Daffodil Delight and expanded it and moved it up to the corner.
Then add another square punch, expand it into a rectangle, add a Soft Suede shadow and fill with Soft Sky.
The Summer sun is from a free 'Label it' set. But you can create your own title in that area.

I'm going to put a photo of my grandson on this page. I have a really cute one from his first visit to the beach.

Hope you can use this idea too!

Trude

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Saturday, June 13, 2015

Sheltering Tree Scene Greeting Card

My first card with the Sheltering Tree stamp set. I know it will be great to use in other ways but since it lends itself so well to scenery I thought I would use it that way the first time.


Stampin' Up! Sheltering Tree, Trude Thoman, http://stampwithtrude.blogspot.com , greeting card, scenic, scenery

I like the way it turned out. It makes me think of a beautiful summer day. 

Thanks for stopping by today!
Have a blessed day,
Trude

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Friday, June 12, 2015

Journal It! # 82

Journal It! 83

Prompt of the day...

Have you had you '15 minutes of fame'? Tell about it.

Write the prompt in your journal and Journal It!


Here are a couple of stamp sets that would work great to decorate this journal page.

That Thing You Did

Bravo

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Thursday, June 11, 2015

Throwback Thursday # 1

I thought since so many people enjoy doing Throwback Thursday on Facebook, that I would start my own version of Throwback Thursday. I'm going to make some cards using my retired Stampin' Up! stamp sets and post them because I believe that I'm not the only one that keeps retired Stampin' Up! product around!

So, here's my first card for Throwback Thursday:

#stampinup, Trude Thoman, Best Borders, Throwback Thursday, greeting card

 Supplies I used:
retired products
Gingham Garden DSP
Friendly Phrases stamp set
Best Borders stamp set
Scallop Trim border punch
Blendabilities
Blushing Bride Baker's twine
Island Indigo Baker's twine
current products
Paper doilies 
Whisper White card base 
Melon Mambo Classic Stampin' ink 
Blushing Bride Classic Stampin' ink 
Memories black ink  
Stampin' Sponge

 I hope you enjoyed my first Throwback Thursday card. Thanks for stopping by!

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Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Journal It! # 81

Journal It! 81

Here's today's prompt!

How many pets have you had in your life and what were they?

Write the prompt in your journal and Journal It!


Here are some stamp sets that could decorate this journal page!
Hot Diggity Dog stamp set

You Little Furball stamp set

Barnyard Babies stamp set

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Sunday, June 7, 2015

Journal It! # 80

Journal It! 80

The prompt of the day...if it applies to you ☺

Do you Remember the names of any of your college professors? What do you remember about them?

Write the prompt in your journal and then Journal It!

Try Project Life Journaling Pens!

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Friday, June 5, 2015

Journal It! # 79

Journal It! 79

Today's prompt:

What is your favorite animal? Why?

Write the prompt in your journal and then JOURNAL IT!



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Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Journal It! # 78

Journal It! 78

Here's your next journal prompt:

What kind of music do you enjoy? Do you have memories that you associate with music?

Write the prompt in your journal, the Journal It!

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Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Strawberry Season Banner

It's time to post a new banner for the new season. I decided to create a strawberry banner this time. Strawberries say, "June", to me. I love the bright red color of strawberries. Oregon has a special type of strawberry call Hood and they are sweet and wonderful for jam and also eating with shortcake and ice cream. I bought a flat last week and made some jam. They were so good!

strawberry banner, Stampin' Up!, #stampinup, trude thoman, http://stampwithtrude.blogspot.com, summer

strawberry banner, Stampin' Up!, #stampinup, trude thoman, http://stampwithtrude.blogspot.com, summer
This banner turned out quite large because I used the biggest heart framelit. The banner is just over a yard wide. I used 2 dies from the Flower Frenzy Bigz die to create the flowers. The strawberry cap was die cut with a Spellbinder die.

The paper I used is from the Basic Designer Series Paper stack that is retiring. In fact everything on this banner that is Stampin' Up! will no longer be available after June 2, 2015 but if you already have these items, you too can make this banner! Even though the supplies are all retiring, I am publishing this because you can use it as an idea starter. It's so bright and cheery that I may even leave it up longer than the month of June!

Thanks for stopping by today!
Trude

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Monday, June 1, 2015

You've Got This Greeting Card

This is a stamp set that is in the new catalog. The set is called "You've Got This". If you look at Pinterest I'm sure you've already seen many versions of it. I tried to do it a little different from the rest. I used a Mojo Monday sketch for the layout.

Mojo Monday sketch, Stampin' Up!, http://stampwithtrude.blogspot.com, You've Got This, encouragement card,
I also used the Color Coach for the color combination. The Color Coach by Stampin' Up! is retiring and only available until June 2, 2015. It shows different ways to combine Stampin' Up! colors. I'm sure I never would have come up with this combination on my own! (pink and green are not go-to colors for me)

I don't think I've used the spotlight technique much. This is maybe the second or third card I've used it with. I like the way it works with this Mojo Monday sketch.

I double stamped the background stamp to cover the Whisper White piece. It looks more like I used Designer Series Paper, but this background stamp is included with the "You've Got This" stamp set.

I was going to use a banner for the sentiment, but it just looked too big, so I cut it down close and I like the way it looks. It doesn't overpower the flower spotlight.

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Journal It! # 77

Journal It! journal prompt 77

Here's a prompt for you to consider...

Tell about a special birthday present you have received.

Write the prompt in your journal, then Journal It!


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