Friday, April 10, 2015

Stamp Out Autism - Blog Hop




Welcome to my blog today! 
I'm thrilled you are visiting me and I hope you'll take the time to visit all the other wonderful Stampin' Up! Leaders who are participating in the Stamp Out Autism Blog Hop. #stampoutautism

When I was thinking about my project I wanted to create something that reflected the love and concern that is evident for those who deal daily with Autism. Not just those who suffer with it, but their families and friends who love them dearly and make many sacrifices because of this terrible condition. 
The heart-shaped puzzle was my inspiration so I created a heart-shaped card made up of a collage of smaller hearts. Each overlapping the other like hugs. 

Here, take a look: 






I have several friends who have autistic children and relatives and to a person, they all say the same thing about their loved ones - they make their hearts happy! I thought this was a perfect tribute to those families. 

The products I used to create this card all co-ordinated so well together - the Hearts Framelits were used to create the card front and the easel base as well as the greeting piece. 
I used the Sweetheart Punch for all the small hearts and punched them out of two different Designer Series Papers - Birthday Bash and Maritime. The ribbon is the Night of Navy Seam Binding and the tiny heart is punched out of Red Glimmer Paper with the Heart from the Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack. 
This perfect greeting is from the Lovely Amazing You stamp set and is stamped in Night of Navy ink.  I used a Vintage Button and some Whisper White Baker's Twine for the 'stop' to make the card easel stand. 




Scholars and Parents debate whether Autism is a Disability or whether it should be considered merely a different kind of personality.







As part of our Blog Hop today, we are offering you an opportunity to help this worthy cause by donating to the Autism Society. Simply click the link below and you'll be able to donate quickly and easily. No amount is too small! Thank you so much for considering this. 

Donate HERE!


Thanks so much for visiting today! 
Be sure to keep hopping and see all the projects and read all the facts about Autism. 
Janet Wakeland's blog is up next!

Click Here to visit Janet Wakeland's blog
Click Here to visit Sharon Burkert's blog


Happy crafting everyone!
~~Robin


Tuesday, March 31, 2015

PLxSU4U - Project Life Blog Hop!

It's that time of the month again!
Time for the PLxSU4U Blog Hop with my Advisory Board sisters. Each month we highlight Project Life projects and products to give you fresh new ideas for this awesome memory keeping system.

You may have come from my friend Jodi Reinert's Blog and I know she had some fantastic ideas for you! If you missed it, click on the icon below to go back and check it out.



Here's my highlighted project this month - it's part of a class I'll be offering in April! I used the Framed Love Refill kit from Paper Pumpkin to create this page in the 6" x 8" album size.


The colors I used for this page lent themselves perfectly for some Easter pictures that I'd never put in a scrapbook or album. I love these memories so much. And I really love that I was able to create this page in less than 15 minutes, journaling included. 

I used the Indescribable Gift stamp set to create a background image on the piece of Crisp Cantaloupe cardstock that my journaling is on. The heart is one of the punch outs included in the kit. It's adhered directly to the card. I've always liked "lumpy" scrapbook pages and my Project Life pages are no different - so the button element on the journaling card is on the outside of the pocket, adhered with a Glue Dot. 
I did the same thing for the lower photo/card insert, the button is on the outside. 


The heart outline around the photo of my daughter is on the outside of the pocket as well. I used a bit of SNAIL to adhere it around her sweet face. 

I actually used the kit to create 3 different out of the box projects - this one included - and I'm really excited to be sharing them in a class. I'll be showing you the rest of the projects later this week once my April class schedule is posted. And there will also be a Class-to-Go option for this one along with tutorial videos and printable pdf instructions sheets. 

Here's a picture of the kit contents as it comes: 



If you're a Paper Pumpkin subscriber, you may already have the original kit at home - did you complete it? If not, now you know there are plenty of alternate uses for it! :)

Our blog hop takes you next to my friend Sharon Armstrong's blog - click the icon below to head over there and see the cute creations she has for you! 



Happy Creating everyone!
~~Robin

Saturday, March 28, 2015

Color Me Happy! Quick and Easy In Color Tags

Hey folks - how's life in your corner of the stampin' world? 

I've been busy keeping up with my downline team lately - they've been rockin' their businesses and I love rewarding them and sending encouragement. 
Actually, it's one of the best parts of my job!

Recently, I had 4 of my team complete a cool 30 Day Challenge and they each earned the new, Lovely Amazing You stamp set as their reward. 
I hate giving anything away without jazzing it up a bit, so I made some tags and tied them on: 


I cut pieces of the Irresistibly Yours Designer Paper that's a Sale-A-Bration freebie. 5 pieces of 2" x 4". I used my Scalloped Tag Topper Punch to make tags then sponged over them with all 5 of the soon to be retired In Colors. 
Then I stamped the Congratulations sentiment from the Bravo stamp set and tied them around the stamp sets with coordinating Thick Baker's Twine. 
Sweet and simple, but VERY special! 

The 5th tag I used to create a card for one of my team members who promoted this week:


I used the stamp set Be the Star for the background on this super easy card. What I love about this one is that it could be for a guy or gal.

For those of you who may not have stocked up on your 2013-15 In Colors, you may want to take care of that soon.
The retiring stamps and accessories list will be published mid-April and those colors are usually the first to sell out. If you own the ink pads, you NEED the ink refills.
They will be available on the after-market (eBay), but at highly inflated prices that you can avoid by getting them now.
Best part? If you order them by the end of March, and your order total is $50 or more, you get to choose a FREE Sale-A-Bration product! You could even chose the Irresistibly Yours Paper I used for these tags.

Here's a list of the supplies I used on these projects along with the ink refills:


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As always, just click on the thumbnail photo of any of the products shown and it will take you to my Online Store to do your shopping.

Thanks for stopping by - now go make something fun!
~~Robin

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Robin's Awesome Adhesive Sale! - Limited Time!


Stock up and SAVE!!!

Between now and March 31st - Purchase ANY SIX Stampin' Up! Adhesives - Receive the 7th one FREE! 

Mix and Match with ANY Stampin' Up! Adhesives below to make your SIX - 
Choose ANY 7th Adhesive FREE! 
My Gift to you!

All orders MUST be placed in my Online Store using this Special Code:
 PDRQ7P2X 

Once you place your order, e-mail me at trinitydesignstudio1@gmail.com
with your FREE Adhesive selection!
I'll mail it directly to you! 


If your order goes over $50 - you'll receive a Sale-A-Bration product FREE!
You can combine products from the Weekly Deals, Clearance Rack and ANY current Catalog with your Adhesive order - but you MUST order SIX (6) adhesives to receive the 7th FREE. 




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You can click on any of the thumbnail photos to go to my Online Store - just be sure to use the special code when you check out!

Happy stampin' and sticking'!
~~Robin

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Sweet and Simple Notecard - Video Tutorial!

Sometimes you need a card that's quick, simple and of course, CUTE!
Our Note Cards and Envelopes are a great starting point for these kinds of projects, pre-cut and pre-scored, all you do is fold and stamp!

Here's a project that's all of that - with warm, welcoming colors too:


I filmed a short video to show you how I created this cutie - I used a technique called "Omitting" - definitely an oldie, but a goodie!

Here's the video link:



There's a supply list at the end of the video, but if you don't want to wait that long I've got it here for you as well.

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To shop for any of these products and more, simply click on the thumbnail photo of the item and you'll be directed into my Online Store to make your purchase.
Don't forget that Sale-A-Bration is winding down - it ends on March 31st - so when your order reaches $50 or more, you can choose one of the fantastic, exclusive products absolutely FREE. You could choose the Best Day Ever stamp set or the Sheer Perfection Vellum that I used in this project!

Happy Crafting everyone!
~~Robin

Saturday, March 21, 2015

Mosaic Madness Flower - Tutorial Video!

Hey there!

This week, one of the great specials in our Weekly Deals is the Mosaic Madness stamp set. These super cool, modern images are fantastic for SO many different ideas and styles and I loved the idea of creating a flower from them.

About a year ago, I designed a card with this flower, but I don't think I ever shared it. :(
So...I redesigned the card AND made a video for you too!

Here's the flower:


And here's the whole card:


And here's the Video:



There's a complete supply list at the end, but for easy reference, here's a breakdown for you:


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To purchase any of these supplies, simply click on the thumbnail photo and you'll go right to that item in my Online Store! How easy is that??

Remember, the Mosaic Madness stamp set and Modern Mosaic Embossing Folder are only on sale through Monday at midnight!
And don't forget to add your FREE Sale-A-Bration item when your order reaches $50 or more.

Thanks for stopping by - now go stamp something fun!
~~Robin

Friday, March 13, 2015

Scalloped Tag Topper Punch Card

Hello stampin' and craftin' friends!

I've got a new card project and tutorial video for you today - check it out:

  

I LOVE the bright, fun colors in the Sweet Taffy Designer Series Paper, don't you? They are playful and eye-popping and perfect for sending a celebration type card to anyone on your list. 

Combined with the Scalloped Tag Topper Punch, you have a great duo for a quick and easy project. 
Here's the video I filmed to show you how to put this sweet and simple card together: 




Just a heads up, my sweet Buster Brown dog decided to make an appearance in this one - I give you a warning in the video - it was kinda funny actually, but since he didn't cover anything important, I just left him in. Guess he wanted his 5 seconds of fame. LOL!

Thanks for stopping by today - here's a chart with the supplies I used to create this card. As always, you can click on any thumbnail photo and it will take you directly to my Online Store to place your order.

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Have a fantastic day - go create something fun! 
~~Robin