Countdown to Stampin' Start Goal

Sales needed to meet requirment:
$1,038.58
by October 29th.
20% off all purchases through October 29th!

Friday, July 30, 2010

NEW PROMOTION RELEASED!!!!

YAY! I am SO excited for this promotion! You can see all the details here!

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NOTE TO SU! DEMONSTRATORS:
At some order totals, ink pads will cost me more than the instant income I will make on the order. If you have met your minimums, and are going to place an order including a classic ink pad, you may consider saving by taking advantage of this promotion.

Interesting Box

Good morning!

My family is off to the county fair today.

I wanted to share a box that I have been making for years. I have used it for Christmas, I.O.U's, small birthday treats, and more. I have the template for sale, priced at $1.50. It includes a template that can be printed on cardstock, another template with measurements printed on it, and instructions. I included the second template because you don't NEED a template once you make the box about five times. You can buy the template here.

Here are a couple of pictures:

When closed, the box measures 2 5/8" x 2 5/8" x 2 5/8". I altered the box from its original size, so it is now as big as you can make it from an 8 1/2" x 11" sheet. The template measures 7 1/16" x 11". The template will be e-mailed to you when I receive payment.
Have a great day!

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tampin' Up! Demonstrator

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Blog Button/Graphic Video Tutorial

Good Morning!

I have another MDS video tutorial on how to eliminate the white box from your web-graphic when it is posted on a blog or other website.

If you can not see the video, click here.
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Stampin' Up! Demonstrator
http://www.allnaturalstamping.blogspot.com/
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Wednesday, July 28, 2010

My Digital Studio Blog Header

Good morning!

Sorry my post is a little late today. I have had some trouble uploading my video. Yes, that's right, I said video. This is All Natural Stamping's first video tutorial. Don't get to excited, it's just a recording of how to make a blog header with MDS. I also have another video on how to eliminate the white background on blog buttons and other graphics using MDS. You will need a photo-editing software for both projects- I am using Corel PHOTO-PAINT 12.


If you can't see the video, you can view it here.

Don't forget to take advantage of the 20% discount on your order! If you place the order on my website (http://www.treysims.stampinup.net/) I can send the discounted portion to you via paypal.

Also, sign up to be a demonstrator on my website (password is treysims) and receive $15 in FREE MERCHANDISE!

Have a great day!
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Monday, July 26, 2010

Inspired by Nature

Good morning!

This is where the title of my blog comes in to play, lol!

Yet another one of my favorite stamp sets (and came in my starter kit) is Inspired by Nature. I especially love the 'organic' feeling of this card. It uses two retired colors, Creamy Caramel and Ruby Red. But these could be easily substituted with Crumb Cake and Riding Hood Red. To tear the middle in the Chocolate Chip, use your paper trimmer to cut two parallel slits about a 1/2" apart. Then start tearing.

Having Stampin' Up!'s gel pen helps so much on this card. It runs very smoothly. Recommened to everyone! Scroll down for a list of supplies:
Supplies:
  • Inspired by Nature Stamp Set #111656
  • Family Phrases Stamp Set #114960
  • Chocolate Chip Cardstock #102128
  • Whisper White Cardstock #100730
  • Crumb Cake Cardstock #120953
  • Riding Hood Red Cardstock #111348
  • Old Olive Cardstock #100702
  • White Gel Pen #105021
  • Old Olive Classic Ink #102277
  • Chocolate Chip Classic Ink #100908
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Friday, July 23, 2010

Pick a Petal

Hello!

This card uses one of the stamp sets that I chose in my starter kit! Don't forget, if you sign up to be a demo you will receive a free package of in color markers (or $15 in merchandise)!!! E-mail me to get started! Even though this set is old, it is still one of my favorites. I am ordering the new Awash with Flowers set, too. I used the stamp-a-ma-jig, to place the images, BUT will soon convert my stamps to clear mount. More info on that later. Scroll down for a list of supplies!Supplies:
  • Pick a Petal stamp set #115042
  • Family Phrases Stamp set #114960
  • Stamp-a-ma-jig #101049
  • Old Olive Cardstock #100702
  • Regal Rose Cardstock #105130
  • Chocolate Chip Cardstock #102128
  • Whisper White Cardstock #100730
  • Regal Rose Classic Ink #105211
  • Old Olive Classic Ink #102277
  • Basic Black Classic Ink #101179
  • 1" Circle Punch #119868
  • 1/2" Circle Punch #119869
  • White Gel Pen #105021

Don't forget! Receive 20% off any purchase through Oct. 29th! E-mail me to place your order!


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Wednesday, July 21, 2010

MDS Stitched Ribbon Tutorial

Hello!



Today I was playing with Stampin' Up!'s My Digital Studio, a digital design software. I actually used MDS to design my blog background, header, and buttons (e-mail me, specials, join my team, etc.) Anyways, I found a VERY simple tip to "stich" ribbon. Since I do not have a recording software for my computer, I have taken multiple screen shots. Click on photos for easier viewing.



Step 1:

Open/Design a project. I am using the Summer Home designer 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" landscape card.





Step 2:

Click on "Add Embellishment". I pop-up window should come up. I am using an additional download, "Satin Ribbon", but you can use whatever ribbon you want. Select your ribbon out of the embellishment list, and select the straight piece of ribbon. I am using Chocolate Chip to coordinate the designed card.





This is how your card should look now






Step 3:

Again, click on "Add Embellishment". Select "Staple and Stitching" and the left hand side of the pop-up window. Then select "Whisper White - Stitching Straight". Add this element to your project, and position it on your ribbon, with just a little gap between the stitching and the edge of the ribbon.





Step 4:

Repeat step 3, this time applying the white stitching to the opposite edge of the ribbon.



You now have stitched ribbon on your card! Happy digi-stamping!





Supplies:


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Stampin' Up! Demonstrator

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Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Stampin' Start

Hello!

This post is somewhere between asking a favor, and a desperate cry for help! lol

I dropped as a demonstrator this past April, and took advantage of the re- sign up promotion for $35. One of my goals was to be to acheive one the Stampin' Start goals. I want to acheive one sales goal ($1,800 in first 3 months) and one recruiting goal (any recruit during first six months).To reach this goal, I am offering my COMPLETE 20% discount on EVERY PURCHASE! You will still receive any hostess benefits, and can take any advantage of any Stampin' Up! promotion. (Note: you can not use an extra 20% off an extra promotion that I offer i.e. -page of the week)

ALSO, anyone who signs up to be a demo (during my Stampin' Start period) will receive a FREE PACKAGE OF IN COLOR MARKERS! (or $15 of free merchandise. you pay no tax or shipping!) WOO HOO! No matter what kit you purchase to sign up:, re-sign, starter kit, digital kit, ANYTHING, you get free markers!

This promotion will last until I reach both goals, or my Stampin' Start period ends. You will have to e-mail me your order so I can give you your discount. This is an excellent time to get all the new colors, stamp sets, and accessories. Tell all your friends and family!

Thank you for your support!

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Sunday, July 18, 2010

Christmas in July!

This card is part of my Christmas Characters Card kit that I offer in Nov-Dec. I plan on offering it again this year so be ready for it. The characters include this penguin, Rudolph, and Frosty! I made this one with the new color Cajun Craze. I used a sample piece that all demos got a couple months back. I have NOT placed my new catalog order because of two reasons: I need more money (lol! almost there) and I am teaming up with my mother-in-law and aunt to get hostess benefits. Hopefully it will be placed by the end of this week. Thanks for being patient! I wanted to give you a little look at one of the new colors! Stay tuned for more new products! Scroll down for a list of supplies!


Supplies:


  • Sahara Sand Cardstock #121043

  • Basic Black Cardstock #121045

  • Whisper White Cardstock #100730

  • Cajun Craze Cardstock #119684

  • 1" Circle Punch #119868

  • 2" x 1 3/8 Oval Punch #119859

  • Curly Label Punch #119851

  • Paper Snips #103579

  • White Gel Pen #105021

  • Sponge Daubers #102892

  • Pretty in Pink Classic Ink #101301

  • Serene Snowflakes Stamp Set #115438

  • Versamark Ink #102283

  • Rafia

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Friday, July 16, 2010

Stamping on Coasters!

Good morning!

Since I am offering this stamp set at 15% off until tomorrow, I decided to show you another project with it. Stamping on Coasters! I LOVE IT and it is so easy! I got a coaster kit as a gift but didn't want to use the supplies that came with it, so I stamped 'em! You have to stamp your images in CRAFT ink. Bake them in your oven at 350 degrees for 15 minutes. Let them cool completely. If you used a line art stamp, you can color them with permanent markers. The the ink still smears, spray with acrylic sealer or clear spray paint. This will take away the "thristy" affect though. Have fun!



Supplies:


  • Lovely as a Tree stamp set 15% off until tomorrow! #115026

  • Always Artichoke Craft Ink #105177

  • Basic Black Craft Ink #102192

  • Coasters

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Trey Sims


Stampin' Up! Demonstrator


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Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Manhattan Flowers Embossing Folder...whatever!

Hello! Happy Wednesday!

I will NEVER regret buying my Big Shot! I know you won't either! That's why I am offering it 15% until the end of this week (Saturday)! The big shot can cut through many materials, including wood, cork, chipboard, and magnet! E-mail me to place your order!

I used the Manhattan Flowers embossing folder on a Chocolate Chip cardfront (4 1/4" x 5 1/2"). With this die, you can make an absolutely STUNNING card in two minutes! I found some silver ribbon that I purchased from a craft store and tied that it (no pun intended!) with a silver heat embossed greeting from the Sincere Salutations stamp set! Scroll down for a list of supplies.



Supplies:



  • Chocolate Chip Cardstock #102128 (neutrals pack #119707)

  • Big Shot Die Cut Machine 15% off till 7/17/10 #113439

  • Manhattan Flower Textured Impressions Die #114517

  • Sincere Salutations stamp set #115068

  • Versamark Ink #102283

  • Silver Embossing Powder #109131

  • Heat Tool #100005

  • Ribbon


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Trey Sims
Stampin' Up! Demonstrator
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trey.sims@comcast.net

Monday, July 12, 2010

Lovely as a Tree

Hello Again!

This is another card I made for wedding guests' gifts. You can view those details here. I used the Lovely as a Tree stamp set. This stamp set is one of my ALL-TIME FAVORITES! I love this stamp set so much! It is a must-have! I believe it SO much that I am offering it at 15% off until Saturday! You can also order any products from the Page of the Week promotion at 15% off to maximize your savings! E-mail me to place your order!

Anyways, back to the card. The base card is Chocolate Chip (cut at 8 1/2" x 5 1/2" scored at 4 1/4") The next layer is Very Vanilla (4" x 5 1/4"). I took a piece of scrap cardstock and cut a 3 1/4" x 2" (???) I think that was the measurement. I made it so long ago and I dont have any left. Lol. If you experiment with it, you find it. Sorry! Anyways, I used the mask and sponged Old Olive ink. While keeping the mask on, I stamped the background tree stamp in Old Olive, on the right side. Then remove your mask and stamp the foreground tree in Always Artichoke. Again, I made this card when Warm Words was current, but there are plenty of other greeting sets that you could use! Scroll down for the list of supplies!



Supplies:



  • Lovely as a Tree Stamp Set 15% off until 7/17/10 #115026

  • Chocolate Chip Cardstock #102128 (neutrals pack #119707)

  • Very Vanilla Cardstock #101650 (neutrals pack #119707)

  • Old Olive Ink #102277

  • Always Artichoke Ink #105219

  • Stampin' Sponges #101610

  • Paper Cutter #104152

  • SNAIL Adhesive #104332 (refill #104331)


P.S. I am trying to post every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. But if there is something important, a Stampin' Up! update (Stampin' Up!date lol), or something I really want to show you, I will post it! So come check daily, subscribe via e-mail, or 'Follow' my blog! Thanks for visiting!



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Friday, July 9, 2010

Nature's Nest Card

Hello!

Yes! It's Friday! I love that feeling!

A couple of months ago, I was asked to design and create cards as gifts for the guests of a wedding. It was held at Mackinac Island and they wanted that to be incorporated. I designed four cards and I will be sharing them with you over the next couple of days.

I had just gotten the Nature's Nest Stamp Set from Stampin' Up! (scroll down for a picture) a few days before I got this card order, and that's the first thing that came to my mind.



Believe it or not the base card is white! I wanted the whole card to have texture, so I brayered the card base with old olive. Because I had the majority of the card covered, I could get even coverage and cover up the "lines" where the ink had overlapped. I stamped three turtles in Chocolate Chip ink, so the lines wouldn't stand out too much. I used my blender pen and Always Artichoke classic ink to water color the turtles.

I am so bummed that Stampin' Up! retired Warm Words! I had gotten that set as a Christmas present from my mom, and I just LOVE the font and sentiments.

Scroll down for the list of supplies.

P.S. Check out my "Page of the Week" promo by clicking the link at the top of the page! Purchase any Brights collection product (cardstock, ink, refills, ribbon, brads, etc) at a 15% discount! Just e-mail me your order by clicking the button above my profile!

Supplies:


  • Whisper White Cardstock #100703 (Neutrals Pack #119707)

  • Soft Seude Cardstock #115318 (Neutrals Pack #119707)


  • Chocolate Chip Cardstock #102128 (Neutrals Pack #119707)


  • More Mustard Cardstock #100946


  • Summer Sun Cardstock (retired)

  • Nature's Nest Stamp Set #113826


  • Warm Words stamp set (retired)


  • Blender Pens #102845

  • Chocolate Chip Ink #100908


  • Always Artichoke Ink #105219


  • Word Window Punch #119857


  • Paper Trimmer #104152


  • SNAIL Adhesive #104332 (refill #104331)





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Trey Sims
Stampin' Up! Demonstrator


Thursday, July 8, 2010

Like me new Blog?

WOO HOO! Back in the blogging business! I'm here to share my inspiration with you and show you cool things that you can do with a little ink and rubber. I have been a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator since January 2009. I have started this blog to help keep in touch with my customers and to reach new ones! Be sure to check out my exclusive promotion, 'Page of the Week'. You can get all the details by clicking here, or by clicking the 'Page of the Week Promotion' link under my blog header.

Do you like my blog design? I designed it all by myself with the help of Stampin' Up!'s amazing digital design software, My Digital Studio. If you are interested in purchasing this software, or seeing more samples, e-mail me by clicking the button above my profile.