Monday, October 31, 2011

Happy Halloween

Happy Halloween! Today I wanted to share with you a card I received from my friend Mindy. Isn't it just so cute! She used the Pennant Punch to create the "Boo Banner", and the jack-o-lanturn is from the new Jack of All Trades stamp set in the Idea Book & Catalog. Her happy Halloween sentiment is from the Hand- Penned Holidays stamp set in the Holiday Mini Catalog. Thanks for sharing Mindy!

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Saturday Swaps

Today's swap is one I recently received from my friend Pam. I got this card in the mail along with a little note, which always brightens my day! I just love the color in the rose and how this is layered over the Top Note. The rose is from the Fifth Avenue Floral stamp set I believe it's colored with re-inkers. Thanks so much for this card Pam!


Friday, October 28, 2011

Albuquerque Regional Swaps

Here is my first swap that I made for the Albuquerque Regionals last weekend. This is also one of the cards we made a couple of weeks ago at the Holiday Stamp A Stack. Isn't this an elegant holiday card? It goes against the traditional colors used for Christmas, but is just stunning! I stamped the tree using the Bright Hopes stamp set from the Holiday Mini Catalog. To give it a little depth I embossed part of it with the Snow Burst Embossing Folder. Then I finished it off with a Basic Pearl to top the tree.

Here is my second swap; I little more fun and colorful. This is the new Just Add Cake Designer Series Paper. I used the 1" Square Punch and the Scallop Square Punch to create the pattern. The "thank U" is from the Pennant Parade stamp set. This shows a great way to use that stamp set with out using the Pennant Punch. It's finished off with some Peach Parfait 1/2" Poly Stitched Ribbon.

And last but not least this was a gift from a fellow demonstrator, Susan Legits. She was so nice to give both Laurie and I one of these notebooks she made for all the girls in her group. The little tag in the middle says "got stamps"? I think I will use this to keep my card sketches in. Thanks so much Susan!

Pigments 2011 Holiday Stamp Camp - PJ Party

There's only one week left to register!

Announcing the annual Pigments Holiday Stamp Camp! Once again we will combine creative minds for an evening of fun, crafting, and preparation for the Holidays! Our stamp camp will be on November 12th from 6:30-??? and this year we have a special theme - A PJ Party! There will be 5 different projects ranging from cards to gifts for the holidays. The cost for the event is $29.00 if you register by Nov. 4 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 tables 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!

AND as an added incentive, for any one who registers as my customer I will include their name in a drawing for over $30 worth of FREE Stampin' Up! product! This bundle includes the Retired Hostess Stamp Set "Afterthoughts" , some retired 6x6 Designer Series Paper, a Cherry Cobbler Classic Ink Pad, and the Scallop Trim Border Punch! So don't delay, and sign up today!

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Albuquerque Regionals Recap

Laurie and I had such a blast on Saturday at the Albuquerque Regionals! We learned new techniques, swapped with other demonstrators, made make n takes, and we both even won some prizes! I wanted to share some of the photos with you.

We got to make two really cute Make n' Takes using the You Are Loved stamp set from the Holiday Mini catalog. I really liked this set when I first saw it in the catalog, but now I LOVE it! It really is so versatile!

There were lots of demonstrations by Stampin' Up! staff and local demonstrators. I came home with lots of ideas and inspiration!

One of my favorite parts of any Stampin' Up! event are the samples that are posted for everyone to take photos of.

This was the first Make n' Take.

And here is the second one. We also got supplies to make two more projects with this stamp set and none of them are Valentine's. this set will definatly be on my next order! Check back later as I will be sharing the swaps I made for this event and a little something special I recieved from a fellow demonstrator.


Tuesday, October 25, 2011

MOJO 212: Life on the Wild Side

Here is my sketch for this weeks Mojo Monday Sketch Challenge:

When I saw the slender focal point it just screamed Giraffe! And I've had this set for a while and haven't used so this was perfect! I started by embossing the background of Cajun Craze cardstock with the Hounds tooth Embossing folder. I layered a piece of the Well Worn Designer Series Paper which helps make this card look Masculine. I water colored the giraffe with the Water color Crayons and layered that onto an Early Espresso piece of cardstock which was punched with the Pinking Hearts Border Punch. I find this is a good punch to use on masculine cards, don't you think? Finish with a tag, button, and some brads and there you go!

Stamps: Zoo Review, You're a Gem, Best Friends Forever
Ink:Timber Staz On, Early Espresso
Card stock:Confetti Cream, Cajun Craze, Early Espresso
Accessories: Neutrals Buttons, Neutrals Brads, Linen Thread, Dimensionals

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Albuquerque Stampin' Up! Regionals Today!

Hi everyone! I haven't forgotten to post, I've just been really busy working on swaps for the Albuquerque Regional Event going on today! My down line Laurie and I will be attending together and I am so excited! Its going to be a long day filled with creativity and I can't wait to share it all with you. Check back next week to see how much fun we have! And if you'd like to be able to join us next time now is the perfect time to sign up to be a demonstrator and get a discount on those stamps! Click here for the details on signing up in October and getting a FREE Big Shot or $100 worth of Stampin' Up! product!

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Holiday Stamp A Stack Part 1

Here are the cards we made last weekend at the Part 1 Holiday Stamp A Stack. There were 4 designes and we made 3 of each for a total of 12 cards. Quite a deal at $20 for the class. If you'd like to join us for Part 2 and 12 totally different cards than these please click here to register by November 6th!

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

MOJO 211: Warmest of Wishes

Here is my card for this weeks MOJO Monday Sketch Challange:

There is a chill and the air and fall is definitely here! This time of year the leaves are changing all kinds of beautiful colors and when saw this sketch I immediately thought of this stamp set. The Warmest of Wishes is the hostess set out of the Holiday Mini and it goes so well with the Spice Cake Designer Series Paper. Its this time of year that we get settled in for the holidays and look forward to spending time with our loved ones. This card makes me think of the good times ahead!

Stamps:Warmest of Wishes
Ink: Soft Suede, More Mustard, Pumkin Pie
Card stock: More Mustard, Soft Suede, Pool Party, Very Vanilla
Accessories: Spice Cake Designer Buttons, Linin thread, Pool Party Ruffled Ribbon

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Two more weeks left to get a FREE Big Shot when you join my team!

Dates: October 1-31, 2011

Promotion Details:
The Big Shot is a big deal! And during October, when you explore the Stampin' Up! opportunity, you'll get a FREE Big Shot (or up to $100 in free Stampin' Up! products) when you join the Stampin' Up! family! 

Things to Remember

Product Bonus
  • Any new recruit who signs up during the promotion period will receive a Sizzix Big Shot Machine or $100 in Stampin' Up! products of their choice from any of our current catalogs.
  •  Products can be chosen from any current catalog and shipping is free!
  • New Recruits should ensure that their free total comes as close as possible to $100 without going over since the Promotional Product Bonus order type will not allow items beyond $100 to be added to the order.
  • New recruits will have until November 30, 2011, to redeem their product bonus.
Starter Kit
  • New recruits may purchase the standard or Digital+ Starter Kit, and may add the Stampin' Memories, Definitely Decorative, or My Digital Studio Software Add-On for the regular add-on price.
  • New recruits may substitute a Textured Impressions Embossing Folder ($7.95 or less; see pages 218-219) for the Always Bird Décor Elements (p. 233) that comes standard in the Starter Kit.
  • New recruits who join Stampin' Up! during this promotion are still eligible for any programs available to a new recruit, including but not limited to the Extra 10% Instant Income offer, Stampin' Start, and the opportunity to purchase a Business Booster Kit.
  • Starter Kit order form deadlines:
    • Mail: Monday, October 31, 2011 (received in office)
    • Online:  Monday, October 31, 2011; 11:50 PM (MT)

There is no commitment to join. Many people sign up just to build thier Stampin' Supplies, get the 20% discount, and take advatage of the preorders. Your welcome to take it for a test drive and if you decide you do not want to continue, you simply do not place an order. To learn what the starter kit includes please click here.

If you would like to discuss becoming a demonstrator and what I can offer you please email me your contact information and I will call you so we can talk; I will answer any questions you have. If you already know you would like to join please click here to sign up!

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Saturday Swap

Would you like me to show case one of your cards for my Saturday Swaps? Then mail me a swap and in return, I will share it on my blog and send you something back. It's easy to do, just mail your creation to this address:

Sacha Wilson
1802 Sun Ct
Rio Rancho, NM 87124

Please mark at the bottom of the envelope "Saturday Swap" so that I know it's OK to post on my blog. You can add a card recipe, a special note, or anything else however it's not required. I look forward to receiving your creations and sharing some of mine personally with you!

Survey Says?

Today I'd like to hear from you! What would you like to see posted on my blog? What do like? What would you like to see more of? Is there anything I can add that would be helpful to you? I want you to come back everyday to see what I have new to share with you so I need your help! Oh, and as an incentive I'll do a random drawing from all comments to this post for a little something made by me!

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Halloween Vignette

Here is my Halloween Vignette I have up in my house this month. I made the Halloween Banner using the retired Pennant Die and some felt and fabric from a local craft store. I added a little skeleton to hold a card, and some of my recent Halloween creations to "spook" it up a bit. And it wouldn't be Halloween with out spider webs! What do you think?

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

MOJO 210: Happy Halloween

Here is my card for this weeks MOJO Monday Sketch Challange:

Isn't it spooky! I used the Pick Your Poison DSP again for another Mojo Monday Sketch. Stampin' Up's Designer Series Paper makes it so easy to create a quick card for any season! I incorporated it with the Dark & Dreary Stamp Set to create the focal point. And whats that trim you ask? Well it's the Tasteful Trim Die in which I ran the black piece of cardstock through, then offset it and ran it through again. Finished with a little embellishment of Mini Brads and Linen thread and there you have it!


Stamps: Dark & Dreary
Ink:Black Staz On
Card stock:Basic Black, Basic Gray, Sahara Sand, Peach Parfait, Whisper White
Accessories: Linen thread, Mini Brads, Dimensionals, Cutter Kit, Crystal Effect, 1/2 Circle Punch

Saturday, October 8, 2011

Saturday Swap

Today I am sharing a swap I received from one of my sidelines, Kelly. I just love how she used the Aviary Stamp Set for a baby card. And don't you just love how she showcased the Petal Box Punch? Thanks Kelly for this adorable card!


Friday, October 7, 2011

Tea Cup of Flowers

Here is a project that my sister in law shared with me. Her step mom made several of these pretty little tea cups as table decorations for a recent wedding. She made the flowers by punching them out of cardstock using the Scallop Circle Punch. How lovely is this? This just shows you how versatile Stampin' Up products are!


Card stock: Very Vanilla
Accessories: Scallop Circle Punch

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Stamp Club Projects

Here are the projects that we made at last Saturday's Stamp Club:

And here is my swap I made for our technique swap:

I'm not quite sure what the technique is called, but to achieve it you ink up your embossing folder before you insert the cardstock and run it thought your Big shot Machine. If you can correctly tell me the name of the technique I will mail this card to you (first correct response).

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Simply Sent October Special

Dates: October 1-31, 2011

Promotion Details:  Buy two Simply Sent Kits and get a FREE coordinating stamp set! Our Simply Sent Kits are the ideal choice for the beginning crafter. The card kits offer a variety of basic themes, so it's easy to create cards for any occasion.

Buy any two of the following Simply Sent Kits:

Simply Sent Great Day
Simply Sent Everyday Elegance
Simply Sent Sweet Moments

And get a FREE coordinating stamp set:

It's Your Day
Es tu día (Spanish It's Your day)
C'est ta fête (French It's Your Day)
Everyday Wishes
You're Cherished
Chérissons les anges (French You're Cherished)

Things to Remember
  • There is no limit to the number of times a customer may participate.