What a week for the techno gremlins!  They must have had loads of fun at my house.  Last Saturday, the computer fan on my desktop computer stopped working so off to the shop it went.  No big deal (or so I thought), I have my IPad so that should allow me to update my blog.  Well, the techno gremlins decided that the recently installed “new and better” router would not communicate with the device preventing me from updating the blog.  It was a case of “sometime it would work and sometime it would not” – yes, frustrating! A bit of humor about it does seem to help. Today, my desktop repair was completed and it’s running great so I’m “back in business.”  Tomorrow, service technicians are scheduled to replace and/or reconfigure the router and modem again. Keeping my fingers crossed that all will be fixed and the techno gremlins will be on their merry way.
With sporadic internet access, I was able to spend a lot of time perusing the new 2013-2014 Stampin’ Up! catalog and selecting what new goodies to purchase.  There are lots of beautiful stamp sets, new accessories and fun Designer Series Papers (DSP) to use for creating a variety of projects and I look forward to my order arriving soon.  You can download the new catalog PDF from the blog sidebar or download Google Catalogs!  It’s interactive, it’s easy—and it’s compatible with both iPad and Android tablets in the US. 
To access the catalog:
  • Download the Google Catalog app (available through iTunes and Google Play).
  • Sign
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    account, you can create one by tapping the sign up button in the app.
  • After you have signed in, search for “Stampin’ Up!”by tapping the small magnifying glass icon at the top of the screen.
  • Open the catalog by tapping the cover.

The card that I’m sharing uses the new Gingham Garden DSP.  It’s a bright and colorful paper that is perfect for creating a cheerful birthday card.

Gingham Garden Birthday Card
Materials and Tools:
Whisper White CS (item #100730)
Gingham Garden DSP (item #129310)
Melon Mambo CS (item #115320) 
Early Espresso Classic Stampin’ Pad (item #126974)
Daffodil Delight Classic Stampin’ Pad (item # 126944)
Melon Mambo Classic Stampin’ Pad (item #126948)
Bring on the Cake Stamp Set (item #128490 Wood, item #121598 Clear)
2 3/8″ Scallop Circle Punch (item #118874)
2 1/2″ Circle Punch (item #120906)
Blender Pen (item #102845)
Snail Adhesive (item #104332)
Stampin’ Dimensionals (item #104430)
When my sister, Sharon, and her friend, Darien, visited a few weeks ago, we made fabric flower pins using the now retired, Summer Smooches and Floral District Flawless Fabric from Stampin’ Up!  I wanted to share the photo as the pins turned out beautiful.  The red center in one of the pins is a flower made using the new Simply Pressed Clay and the Buttons & Blossoms Simply Pressed Clay Mold.  The clay was colored using the Real Red Classic Stampin’ Ink Refill. 
Flower Pins
Check out the latest Stampin’ Up! Promotions.  
Three of the most popular Greeting Stamp Sets are 25% off until June 30th! 
The last day for 25% off of select My Digital Studio content is June 15th.
The new Best of 25 Years stamp set was released on June 1st. Click here to check it out!

If you have any questions, please contact me:   margkni@gmail.com.
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Thanks for stopping by and be sure to check back next week for more project shares!
Until then, have a great weekend!