Monday, December 13, 2010

Social Saturday Winners!!!

I'm sorry I've been absent these last couple of weeks. I never realized how much work moving, and moving during the holidays would be. Anyways, I need to pick 2 Social Saturday winners so here they are:

The first one is Patty who wrote " My favorite is when both sons are home for Christmas. They both live in different states and can't always be home at the same time. So this year I'll have both here. Fantastic."

The second is  Penny Hanaszak who wrote "Hi Sacha. What a neat idea. Love the name (Social Saturday......that's cool). I love all the colours but I think my favourite of the current and incolors right now is Early Espresso. It goes with everything, looks great on it's own and can add such a vintage feel to a card or layout. Thanks for asking! "


Ladies, please email me your address by Friday so I can mail you hand stamped card made by me! Thank you for playing along!

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Social Saturday

I thought it would be fun to start a weekly post in which I can hear from you. I post all week about my thoughts, share my samples, and share with you what I have been working on but this is my opportunity to hear from you. So each week I will post a question and I want to hear your answer. To respond simply add a comment to the post before I randomly choose one comment on Monday. The persons who comment is chosen will receive a special handmade card made by me! Be sure to check back to see if your comment won!

I definitely know by now that my favorite color since the color renovation has to be cherry Cobbler. This is the color that I veer to each time I'm designing a card. I often must remind myself that there are 37 other colors to choose from! So what's your favorite color Stampin' Up! currently offers?

Monday, December 6, 2010

Hostess Appreciation Party





I came across these photos so I thought I would share them again. These were taken at my Hostess Appreciation Party this last July. I invited all of the prior years hostesses for an afternoon of fun, food, and new ideas. The theme was a tropical one so I made chicken kabobs with coconut rice and a giant fruit salad for desert. I decorated appropriately and had leis for everyone to wear. I share my swaps that I received at Convention, and shared a cool project that I learned at Convention as a make n take. I'm already thinking about what I would like to do next year. If you would like to come to this special event be sure to book a workshop with me before the end of June!








Saturday, December 4, 2010

Social Saturday

I thought it would be fun to start a weekly post in which I can hear from you. I post all week about my thoughts, share my samples, and share with you what I have been working on but this is my opportunity to hear from you. So each week I will post a question and I want to hear your answer. To respond simply add a comment to the post before I randomly choose one comment on Monday. The persons who comment is chosen will receive a special handmade card made by me! Be sure to check back to see if your comment won!

Well, the Holiday season is officially here! Christmas is one of my favorite times of year. I love the hustle and bustle and all the things going on. I spend more time with family and friends during the Holidays and I absolutely love to make Christmas cards to send to those who I can't be with! So what's your favorite part of the Holiday Season? 

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Define Your Life Wishes


Here is another swap that I made for a Monogram swap I participated in last month. A Monogram can be the first letter of someones name, or any word. I felt like most people would use letters of each others names so I did "W" for "Wish" to be different. These are the In Colors Pear Pizazz and Concord Crush which I think are stunning together. I finished the card by spraying the whole this with the Vanilla shimmer Smooch Spritz to make it sparkly. I think this may be one of my favorite embellishments as I've been using it on almost everything the last couple of weeks!


Supplies.....................................................................
Defining Alphabet W#114952
Define Your Life W#114950
1/2" Stitched- Poly Ribbon Concord Crush #119266
Square Lattice Embossing Folder #117335
Vanilla Shimmer Smooch Spritz #118772
Stampin' Dimensionals #104430
Concord Crush, Pear Pizazz, Whisper White Card Stock
Concord Crush, Pear Pizazz Classic Ink



Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Elements Of Style Wedding


This is a card that I made for a wedding swap. It is very simple and elegant and I just love the idea of layering ribbon! It's kind of hard to tell, but some of the flowers are cut out and attached using dimensionals to give it a 3D effect.This is easily accomplished using the Paper Snips which make it easy to cut into small places. The colors could be interchanged to match the colors of a specific wedding, however black and white always look appropriate.


Supplies........................................................
Element of Style W#118611  C#120045
Occasional Quotes Hostess Set W#120409 C#120361
5/8" Organza Ribbon Whisper White #114319
1/8" Taffeta Ribbon Basic Black #119261
Stampin' Dimensionals #104430
Paper Snips #103579
Basic Black, Whisper White Card Stock
Basic Black Classic Ink


Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Simply Amazing Starter Kit - Last Day to Order!

Image[2]


Today is the last day of this simply amazing offer from Stampin' up!  This is the best offer on the Starter Kit that Stampin' Up! has ever offered. With such a great price and the same great products why wouldn't anyone take advantage of this wonderful offer, if nothing else than to get more stampin' supplies for less! Click here to check out the full details. Please email me if you have any questions.

Monday, November 29, 2010

Online Spectacular - Last 2 Days!!!!


During this one week only, you can get incredible discounts--up to 50 percent--saving big on your favorite products, as well as qualifying for FREE SHIPPING with online orders of $150 or more.Click here to see everything that is on sale! 


Things to RememberDiscounted Products
  • Discounted digital downloads are only available on online order.
  • There is no minimum purchase required to participate in the discounted products promotion.
  • For product bundles, you must use the bundle item numbers provided. Bundle discounts will not be applied if individual item numbers are used.
  • Additional products from current catalogs may be purchased on the same order.
  • Discounts range between 20 and 50 percent.
  • Deadlines:
    • Online Store:  Tuesday, November 30, 2010; 11:50 PM (MT)
Free Shipping
  • In order to receive free shipping, orders must be $150 or more before tax and shipping.
  • Free shipping is available for qualifying online orders only.
  • Deadlines:
    • Online Store:  Tuesday, November 30, 2010; 11:50 PM (MT)




Sunday, November 28, 2010

12 Weeks of Christmas - Week 8


This week I would like to share one of the cards that we made at my Christmas Stamp A Stack. This card is a playful Christmas card which would be very easy to mass produce. We embossed the ornament and used the ornament punch to punch it out. Then we used the Big Shot machine to emboss the Bashfull Blue background and the cut the Top Notes. The card is finished with a basic rhinestone and a Real Red 1/8th Taffeta Ribbon bow.



Supplies.....................................................
Big Shot Machine # 113439
Top Note Die #113463
Pefect Polka Dots Embossing Folder #117335
Delightful Decorations W#116517
Many Merry Messages W#116586
Silver Stampin' Embossing Powder #109131
Heat Tool #100005
VersaMark Pad #102283
Stampin' Dimensionals #104430
Glue Dots #103683
Ornament Extra Large Punch #119847
Real Red 1/8th Taffeta Ribbon #119251
Basic Rhinestones #119246
Real Red, Bashfull Blue, Whisper White Card Stock





Blog Candy Winner

And the winner is..............

"I totally love your blog!! It gives me great ideas and ways to use my stuff and you always have fun stuff to share!! Keep up the good work! Lisa M."

Thank you Lisa, please email me to receive your Cherry Cobbler Ink Pad & Christmas Greetings stamp set!



Friday, November 26, 2010

Starter Kit Questions

Questions about becoming a Demonstrator........
Good morning.  I have been fielding a lot of questions about becoming a Demonstrator, so I thought there might be others of you out there that had similar questions.  Let's go through a few of them.

1. What are the minimum sales requirements?
You only need to submit $300 in sales per quarter or $100 per month less your 20% discount. Submit your sales in any increment you wish and still receive your 20 % discount and commission.

2. What if I want to do this as a hobby and not necessarily a business?
Stampin’ Up! supports all demonstrators, no matter their goals or the level at which they choose to run their business. If you choose not to hold workshops, you can simply place your own orders and/or collect orders from family and
friends to equal the $300 quarterly sales minimum.

3. Can I be my own hostess?
Yes, you can be your own hostess anytime you want. Invite your family and friends into your home and have a workshop, or place your own order equalling $150 or higher to receive these benefits.

4. Explain to me how the 30% Discount on my first  order works?
Once you sign up, you have 45 days from that date to place a $150 or higher order and receive a 30% discount on the entire order (plus hostess benefits).  If you need a small amount of supplies before you are ready to place this order, you can order then without forfieting this Special Offer.

5. How much does it cost to get started as a demonstrator?
The Starter Kit is only normally $175.00, and it includes everything you will need to get your business up and running, including stamp sets, ink, paper, catalogs, order forms, a training video, and more ($310 value). You have your choice between the Standar Starter Kit
or the My Digital Studio Starter Kit, and if you’re interested in scrapbooking, you can also select the Stampin’ Memories Add-On for an additional $50 ($80 value).
UNTIL NOVEMBER 30th, both of these kits are available for $87.50!
FREE SHIPPING ON THIS STARTER KIT TOO

6. How can I make money as a demonstrator?
You can earn money in three ways: instant income (20 percent of each order), monthly volume rebates (5–20 percent of total sales), and monthly downline override commissions (2–6 percent of your recruits’ sales).

7. Do I have to recruit other demonstrators?
No, if you were to recruit demonstrators, you would be paid override commissions on your downline’s sales, but this is a perk, not a requirement.

8. Where will I get project ideas for my workshops? What kind of training can I expect?
Stampin’ Up! provides dozens of training resources filled with project ideas and tips to help you run every aspect of your business, including a monthly publication called Stampin’ Success, Demonstrator Support agents, a demonstrator only web site, hundreds of samples, annual and seasonal catalogs, a training DVD, the Demonstrator Manual, and a Product Guide. 
AND - if you join under me, you become a member of my group. We have special Demonstrator only meetings in which I help your with your business, share new techniques, and where you'll get great ideas from other demonstrators to further assist you in your stamping craft - or growing your business.

9. What if I decide that I don’t like it once I’ve started? Will I be penalized if I quit?
You may choose to stop at anytime, and you will not be penalized. You simply stop placing orders. No - you do not have to return your starter kit - it is yours to keep and enjoy!
Additional Perks:
  • When the new Idea Book and Catalog comes out, you receive a FREE copy, AND you are allowed to BUY, one Level 2 and one Level 3 Hostess Set.
  • You get ALL the mini catalogs well before customers do and you get a pre-order one month in advance of the catalog going live. (this is an excellent opportunity to get your classes designed and ready for when the catalog goes live - if you decide to be a Business Builder Demonstrator - or as a Hobby Demonstrator - you get to create with the stamp sets before anyone else even gets to buy them).
  • Periodically Stampin Up will offer additional discounts and incentives to their demonstrators such as discounts on bundled packages, discounts on new stamp releases, etc.
  • You Get to attend Local Regional Events in your area.
  • You get to attend CONVENTION
  • You get almost daily updates on the Demonstrator Homepage of Everything going on in the Stampin Up world.
To get your kit today click here and use my online password "Brandy."

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Online Spectacular!


During this one week only, you can get incredible discounts--up to 50 percent--saving big on your favorite products, as well as qualifying for FREE SHIPPING with online orders of $150 or more.Click here to see everything that is on sale! 


Things to RememberDiscounted Products
  • Discounted digital downloads are only available on online order.
  • There is no minimum purchase required to participate in the discounted products promotion.
  • For product bundles, you must use the bundle item numbers provided. Bundle discounts will not be applied if individual item numbers are used.
  • Additional products from current catalogs may be purchased on the same order.
  • Discounts range between 20 and 50 percent.
  • Deadlines:
    • Online Store:  Tuesday, November 30, 2010; 11:50 PM (MT)
Free Shipping
  • In order to receive free shipping, orders must be $150 or more before tax and shipping.
  • Free shipping is available for qualifying online orders only.
  • Deadlines:
    • Online Store:  Tuesday, November 30, 2010; 11:50 PM (MT)




Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Stampin' Up! Starter Kit Offer!

Image[2]


The 50% savings on the Stampin' Up! Starter Kit has taken the stamping world by storm! This is the best offer on the Starter Kit that Stampin' Up! has ever offered. With such a great price and the same great products why wouldn't anyone take advantage of this wonderful offer, if nothing else than to get more stampin' supplies for less! Click here to check out the full details. Please email me if you have any questions.

12 Weeks of Christmas - Weeks 5, 6 & 7


I know I'm a little behind on my 12 weeks of Christmas, but I am going to get you caught up today! My first project was a swap I made for my stamp club. I wanted to show how you can use the fabric on a card. This card is so simple yet very elegant. I simply ripped strips from the fabric and tied those around the strips of cardstock. I tied a knot and added a button using hemp twine.


Supplies......................................................
Bright Christmas W#121678 C#121318
Elements of Style W#118611 C#120045
Designer Fabric - Deck the halls #121716
Big Designer Buttons - Deck the Halls #121002
Hemp Twine #100982
Always Artichoke, Cherry Cobbler, So Saffron, Certainly Celery Card Stock
Always Artichoke Classic Ink




This next card I would like to share with you is one of the cards I made for a Christmas WOW swap I participated in last month. This cards is so fun and is actually pretty simple to make. I used the Big Shot machine to create the diamond background. The snowmen are colored using the Stampin' Write Markers. And the finishing touch is dazzling diamonds all over the card so that it sparkles like snow!


Supples........................................................
Holiday Line Up W#111648
Many Merry Messages W#116586
Big Shot Machine # 113439
Standard Texturz Silicone Rubber # 114615
Backgrounds 1 Texturz Plates #114512
Snowflake Extra Large Punch #119852
Basic Rhinestones #119246
Silver Embossing Powder #109131
Versamark Pad #102283
2-way Glue Pen #100425
Dazzling Diamonds #102023
Dimensionals #104430
Marina Mist, Whisper White, Bashful Blue Card Stock
Bashful Blue, Marina Mist, Only Orange, Blushing Bride Stamin' Write Markers


The last project I would like to share with you is one that we made at my last stamp a stack. This card is supper simple as well and could be used for Christmas, or after the holidays too. The snowflakes are made using the new decorative strip from the Holiday Mini Catalog. And just like the card before I used lots of dazzling diamonds to make is shimmer like snow!


Supplies...............................................................
Bright Christmas W#121678 C#121318
Big Shot Machine #113439
Decorative Strip Spacer Platform #113477
Decorative Strip Cutting Pads #113479
Decorative Strip - Northern Frost #120901
Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder # 117335
Dazzling Diamonds #102023
2-Way Glue Pen #100425
Marina Mist, Bashful Blue Card Stock
Marina Mist Classic Ink


Monday, November 22, 2010

Online Spectacular!


During this one week only, you can get incredible discounts--up to 50 percent--saving big on your favorite products, as well as qualifying for FREE SHIPPING with online orders of $150 or more.Click here to see everything that is on sale! 


Things to Remember
Discounted Products
  • Discounted digital downloads are only available on online order.
  • There is no minimum purchase required to participate in the discounted products promotion.
  • For product bundles, you must use the bundle item numbers provided. Bundle discounts will not be applied if individual item numbers are used.
  • Additional products from current catalogs may be purchased on the same order.
  • Discounts range between 20 and 50 percent.
  • Deadlines:
    • Online Store:  Tuesday, November 30, 2010; 11:50 PM (MT)
Free Shipping
  • In order to receive free shipping, orders must be $150 or more before tax and shipping.
  • Free shipping is available for qualifying online orders only.
  • Deadlines:
    • Online Store:  Tuesday, November 30, 2010; 11:50 PM (MT)




I'm Back with Blog Candy!



Good morning everyone! I am glad to say that I am back will be posting regularly to my blog again. My house is on the market and I am settled into my temporary living arrangements. I've really missed sharing my projects with you as I have been busy with clubs, swaps, and a Stamp Camp during my absence. I will try to get you all caught up this week!  So, I was trying to think of a way to come back with a bang and get you all exciting again, and what better way than to do this with Blog Candy! All you have to do is leave me a comment on this blog with in the next week. On Sunday I will randomly choose some one to receive this little package of Christmas goodies! I will be giving away the Christmas Greetings stamp set along with a pad of Classic Cherry Cobbler Ink!



Sunday, November 21, 2010

Social Saturday Winner

OK, so I've been absent for a couple of weeks but I haven't forgotten that I need to pick a winner for my last Social Saturday post. Congratulations to Darla who commented:

"I love the Deck the Halls designer paper. It looks vintage and elegant. Brings back some OLD Christmas memories. DBrowder "

  
Darla please email me your address by Friday and I will get a special handmade card out in the mail to you! For everyone else please check back on Saturday for another chance to win!

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Social Saturday

I thought it would be fun to start a weekly post in which I can hear from you. I post all week about my thoughts, share my samples, and share with you what I have been working on but this is my opportunity to hear from you. So each week I will post a question and I want to hear your answer. To respond simply add a comment to the post before I randomly choose one comment on Monday. The persons who comment is chosen will receive a special handmade card made by me! Be sure to check back to see if your comment won!

This years Holiday Mini Catalog is absolutely wonderful! There are so many fabulous stamp sets and embellishments offered at a time of year that we probably all make the most cards! I think my favorite item from the Holiday Mini Catalog would have to be the Glass Glitter. I pray and hope that this gets carried over to the new catalog in July, or at least the next Occasions Mini Catalog that will be out in January. What's your favorite item in the current Holiday Mini Catalog, be it a stamp set, embellishment, or Designer Series Paper?

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Temporarily On Break

Hi everyone,

I just wanted to let you all know that I will be slightly absent from my blog for about the next week or so. I am in the process of moving and I'm trying to get it all done by next week. I will have a Social Saturday post this weekend so check in and leave a comment for a chance to win a card. Hopefully this weekend I can post some pictures of my craft room and class area. Rest assure that I will be back in about two weeks to share lots of new projects with you. I recently finished two swaps and received lots of adorable samples. I will also share the projects from my Stamp A Stack in case you missed it! Take care till then!

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Social Saturday Winner

Oops! I forgot to post the Social Saturday winner for this week. Congratulations to Crystal who commented:

"That's a great idea! I hope it works well for you! :) My daughters will be a ballerina and Cinderella this year."

Crystal please email me your address by Friday and I will get a special handmade card out in the mail to you! For everyone else please check back on Saturday for another chance to win!

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Pigments Holiday Stamp Camp - Last Days for Early Registration!

There only a few more days to get the early bird price on registration for the 2nd annual Pigments Holiday Stamp Camp! Once again we will combine creative minds for an afternoon of fun, crafting, and preparation for the Holidays! Our stamp camp will be on November 14th from 2:00-5:00. There will be 6 different projects ranging from cards to gifts for the holidays. The cost for the event is $29.00 if you register by Nov. 5 and $34.00 if you register after this date. This includes all projects AND $10.00 off your order placed that day! This event will be held in one large room where we're all together stamping, with table and chairs, snacks, samples to take pictures of, and PRIZES!!!!!! There will also be "Retired Rubber" for sale so bring some cash for those stamps set that you just love but can no longer buy from Stampin' Up! If you would like to register for this event or would like more information please click here!


Monday, November 1, 2010

True Friend from a True Friend

Today I thought I would share a card I received from a dear friend of mine, Pam. She is the one who took me to my first stamp club meeting and one who I have spent many nights stamping with! She doesn't live close to me anymore so we have become pen pals and I am always anxious to get one of her cards because she is such a talented stamper. This card is a try fold card with a front panel that tucks in under the flower on the right. I can't wait for the next one, but till then enjoy this one!


Saturday, October 30, 2010

Social Saturday

I thought it would be fun to start a weekly post in which I can hear from you. I post all week about my thoughts, share my samples, and share with you what I have been working on but this is my opportunity to hear from you. So each week I will post a question and I want to hear your answer. To respond simply add a comment to the post before I randomly choose one comment on Monday. The persons who comment is chosen will receive a special handmade card made by me! Be sure to check back to see if your comment won!

Tomorrow is Halloween, and many kids will get dressed up and go out in their neighborhood to gather lots of treats! So tell me, what was your favorite Halloween costume? Or what are your children dressing up as this Halloween?

Friday, October 29, 2010

12 Weeks of Christmas - Week 4

This week I thought I would share one of the cards we will be making for my Stamp A Stack this weekend. For as long as I have been a demonstrator the Lovely As A Tree stamp set has always been in the catalog (5 years).  I think this is a favorite for everyone! I have to apologize as the "be merry" stamp is retired, however it just completed the card perfectly and I didn't have anything else that look quite as good. To create the backdrop image I created a square template and sponged with white craft ink inside. I also stamped the row of trees in white craft ink before moving the template so that it would appear only in the same square. Once this was dry I stamped the tall pine tree using the Garden Green & Chocolate Chip Markers. I stamped the sentiment (you could stamp any occasion), punched the circle and attached to top. I added the the jumbo eyelet using the Crop-A-Dile and tied a piece of the Cherry Cobbler 1/2" Seam Binding through the eyelet. Then I assembled the rest of the layers to the card. Simple yet beautiful and completely transformable for any occasion!


Supplies....................................................
Lovely As A Tree Stamp Set W#115026
Warm Words Stamp Set (Retired)
Whisper White Craft Ink #101731
Crop-A-Dile #108362
1" Circle Punch #119868
Jumbo Eyelets in Pewter #108432
1/2" Seam Binding in Cherry Cobbler #120992
Garden Green & Chocolate Chip Stampin' Write Markers
Crumb Cake, Cherry Cobbler Card Stock


Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Halloween Cupcake Holder


Here is another project we made in my Big Shot Club last week. You can make these to put cupcakes in, however I wanted my guest to be able to take something home with them (the cupcakes would not have made it!) so we filled the middle with a cupcake wrapper and in it we put a small piece of florist foam and some shreds to hide it. This is very simply made using the Perfect Setting Bigz XL Die with the Big Shot Die Cutting Machine and Designer Series Paper. Stampin' Up! has many different assortment of  Designer Series Paper so you could make these for almost any occasion. One package of DSP will make approximately 24 cupcake covers. The topper is made using the Batty For You stamp set, punches, dimensionals and a tooth pick. There are two layers of the scallop circle adhered together with the toothpick in the middle so that you don't see it. 

Click here to order Stampin' Up! 24/7!

Supplies...........................................
Big shot Die Cutting Machine # 113439
Perfect Setting Bigz Die # 115961
Wicked Fun Designer Series Paper #117400
Batty For You  Stamp Set W#116576
Scallop Circle Punch # 119854
1 1/4" Circle Punch #119861
1 3/8" Circle Punch #119860
1" Circle Punch # 119868
Dimensionals #104430
Old Olive, Rich Razzleberry, Basic Black, & Whisper White Card stock
Basic Black Classic Ink
Toothpicks, Florist Foam, Paper Shreds from your local craft store




Halloween Treat!

I will be posting a special treat for Halloween later today. Be sure to check back as you won't want to miss it!

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Well Wishes with the Big Shot


Here is one of the cards we made last week in my Big Shot Club. It's a fairly simple card using one the the textured plates with the Big Shot Die Cutting Machine for the background. The stamp is from the Wellness Wishes stamp set, so adorable for someone who's under the weather. I stamped it in black StazOn and then water colored the image with ink and the Aqua Painter. To make the white dog "pop" I added color all around the white image to make it stand out. This is something I learned at convention two years ago when I was choosen by the "You Crew" to do a make n' take with Brent Steel from Stampin' Up! It was great because he showed us how to water color and build on the colors and because of this I love this technique more than ever. If this is something you would like to learn I would love to share it with you, contact me today to learn how.

Click here to order Stampin' Up! 24/7


Supplies........................................................
Big Shot Die Cutting Machine #113439
Texture Plates #4 #114531
Wellness Wishes # 115356
Stampin' Dimensionals #104430
Aqua Painters #103954
Jet Black StazOn Ink Pad #101406
Early Espresso, Soft Suede, Cherry Cobbler, Crumb Cake Classic Ink
Early Espresso, Soft Suede, Very Vanilla Card stock



Monday, October 25, 2010

Social Saturday Winner

Hi everyone, sorry it took me so long but we have a winner for the post from this last Saturday in which I asked whats your favorite Christmas Stamp Set? And that winner is.......

Patti who commented "My favorite is Bells and Boughs. The images are beautiful and so versatile."

Thanks for playing along Patti! If you'll email me your  address by Friday I will get your card out to you in the mail. For everyone else please come back and play this next Saturday. I would love to hear from you and this is an easy way to get one of my hand made creations! Here is the card Patti will receive:


Another Sneak Peak.....Last day to RSVP


Here is another sneak peak at one of the cards we will be making next weekend and the Christmas Stamp A Stack. Today is the last day to RSVP, I've extended the dealine a couple of days in hopes a few more people will join us! Remember if you bring a friend both you and your guest will receive free envelopes to stamp to match your cards, just be sure to let me know your bringing someone so I can reserve their seat too! Here are the details:

What: Christmas Stamp A Stack
$20/12 Cards
Where : My House 
 4801 Irving NW #1403, 87114
When: There are 3 session, please pick one!
    Friday October 29th 6:30 pm  - 6 seats open
       Saturday October 30th 1:00 pm  - 2 seats open
       Monday November 1st 6:30 pm - 4 seats open
Please RSVP by Saturday October 25th as space is limited for each session.
To RSVP please email me and indicate which session you would like to attend!



Saturday, October 23, 2010

Social Saturday

I thought it would be fun to start a weekly post in which I can hear from you. I post all week about my thoughts, share my samples, and share with you what I have been working on but this is my opportunity to hear from you. So each week I will post a question and I want to hear your answer. To respond simply add a comment to the post before I randomly choose one comment on Monday. The persons who comment is chosen will receive a special handmade card made by me! Be sure to check back to see if your comment won!

Christmas is my favorite time of year and I have always loved sending out Christmas cards. I especially love that now that I stamp my own cards I can send warm wishes for the holiday along with a hand made gift to all my loved ones! And I absolutely love all the Christmas sets that Stampin' Up! has to offer. But if I had to choose just one, and this is so hard, I think I would have to choose Greeting Card Kids. I wasn't sold on this set at first, but after all of the samples I have seen made with this set I have fallen in love with it. It's probably because I love the vintage look and it is so easily achieved when this set it used. But enough about me, whats your favorite Christmas stamp set?

Friday, October 22, 2010

12 Weeks of Christmas - Week 3

This is the card that we made at our stamp club this last weekend. It's not your average Christmas card and I must admit that I CASED this card from Renee Fenlason who sent me a similar card as part of a Vintage Christmas Card swap that I hosted. I thought this would be the perfect card to showcase to my club as I knew that most of them had purchased this set and I wanted to encourage them to get creative, especially if they have limited supplies. I won't go into every step to make this card, but I will give the general details of it. Every layer is sponged around the edges including the designer series paper. We used the markers to color the stamp and stamped it on Very Vanilla card stock. We then ran it through the Big shot with the Square Lattice embossing folder. To make it look aged I used the Tea Stain ink spot from the distressing kit and sponged this to make the white look aged. And last but not least we added the Vintage Brad for the finishing touch, and spitzed the entire card with gold Glow Smooch Spritz. I  think the key to this card and all the little details such as the sponging, it just gives it that vintage look which I absolutely love! 

Click here to order Stampin' Up! 24/7!

Supplies.....................................................
Big Shot Die Cutting Machine #113439
Square Lattice Embossing Folder #119976
Elements of Style Stamp Set W#118611 C#120045
Tenny tiny Wishes Stamp Set #115370
Word Window Large Punch #119857
Modern Label Extra Large Punch #119849
Antique Brads #117273
Distressing Essentials #118762
Deck the Halls Designer Series Paper #120810
Gold Glow Smooch Spritz #118770
Old Olive Marker #100079
Cherry Cobler Marker #119681
Soft Suade, Early Espresso Ink
Soft Suade, Early Espresso, Very Vanilla Cardstock


Thursday, October 21, 2010

Halloween Ornament


Here is another project that I made a couple of weeks ago with my upline Brenda. It's a Halloween Ornament made using the Mini Milk Carton Bigz L Die. First we cut out the Milk Carton using the Big Shot Machine and adheared a moon using 1 3/8" circle punch in Daffadil Delight and then the 1 1/4" circle punch in Old Olive. Then we used the Haunting Hill Wheel in black ink and rolled it across before we assembled the milk carton. The roof is a piece of pumpkin pie which was run though the Big shot machine as well using the Spider Web Embossing folder which is in the Holiday Mini Catalog. We wrapped a piece of ribbon around the roof before adhearing, added some bats, and a ribbon of the glass glitter along the edge of the roof to give it some pop. Oh, and did I mention that before we assembled it we filled it with candy!


Supplies......................................................
Big Shot Die Cutting Machine #113439
Mini Milk Carton Bigz L Die #117310
1 3/8 Circle Punch #119860
1 1/4 Circle Punch #119861
Bitty Bat Large Punch #119279
Stampin Around Jumbo Handle #103661
Haunting Hill Wheel #116539
Basic Black 1/4" Grosgrain Ribbon #109027
Tombo Multipurpose Liquid Glue #110755
Silver Glass Glitter #120995
Basic Blac Ink
Rich Razzleberry, Old Olive, Daffadil Delight, Pumpkin Pie Card Stock

Spots are filling quickly.....

Hi everyone, I will post a card later today but I wanted to give a quick update on the Christmas Stamp A Stack. Spots are filling quickly and there are only a few more days to RSVP. Remember if you bring a friend both you and your guest will receive free envelopes to stamp to match your cards, just be sure to let me know your bringing someone so I can reserve their seat too! Here are the details:

What: Christmas Stamp A Stack
Where : My House 
 4801 Irving NW #1403, 87114
When: There are 3 session, please pick one!
    Friday October 29th 6:30 pm  - 6 seats open
       Saturday October 30th 1:00 pm  - 2 seats open
       Monday November 1st 6:30 pm - 4 seats open
Please RSVP by Saturday October 23rd as space is limited for each session.
To RSVP please email me and indicate which session you would like to attend!

Please note that this may be the last class I hold for the rest of this year. I would love to see you all before the holidays!

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Vintage Punch Potpourri


This is the card I made for my friend Elva's birthday last weekend. She is a very classy girl and I thought creating a vintage looking card would be perfect for her! I embossed the bird from the Punch Potpourri hostess stamp set and punched it out using the bird punch. I put one of the antique brads through the wing of the bird and popped it up using a dimensional. I created layer using card stock and designer series paper. I also stamped the heart from the same stamp set on the designer series paper in cherry cobbler to help build on the layers of the card. I ran the black card stock through my Big Shot Machine using the Vintage Wallpaper embossing folder. I used the cutter kit to wear the edges of the card stock and make it look worn. As a finishing touch I spayed the card with Silver Foil Smooch Spritz to give it a little sparkle which I know Elva loves.


Supplies.........................................................
Punch Potpourri Hostess Set W#118394 C#120124
Teeny Tiny Wishes Stamp Set #115370
Two-Step Bird Punch #117191
Antique Brads #117273
Victoria Crochet Trim #118481
Linen Thread #104199
Newsprint Designer Series Paper #117166
Clear Embossing Powder #109130
Silver Foil Smooch Spritz #118771
Cutter Kit #106958
Dimensionals #104430
Cherry Cobbler, Basic Black, Very Vanilla Card stock
Cherry Cobbler Ink