Friday, May 30, 2008
Thursday, May 29, 2008
Wednesday, May 28, 2008
Tuesday, May 27, 2008
Monday, May 26, 2008
I hope you all have a wonderful Memorial Day!!!
Until tomorrow......Happy Stamping everyone!!
Wednesday, May 21, 2008
Well, as you can see, Mr. Brown did bring my box of Stampin' Up! goodies to my door. I didn't get a chance to play with my new loot until this morning as last night was filled with baseball and dance.
This card is all about Sneak Peeks. The Pumpkin Pie part of the card is the new 4" x 4" laser cut note cards. The "For You" and the collage stamp (behind the cut out flower) are part of a brand new stamp set that coordinates with the note cards. As a demonstrator, I was able to pre-order this combo. My customers are able to order these beauties starting June 1st. Woo hoo!!! Don't you just love getting some new catty stuff early? I do!!!
The note cards themselves cannot be mailed in the envelopes that come with them. They are too small according to USPS postal regulations. So there are two options if you want to mail these cards. You can place them in a standard medium envelope or you can do what I did for this project. I attached the note card to a 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" basecard. I love the look of this!!!!
I used Purely Pomegranate for my base card. I stamped the spray of flowers along the right side in Purely Pomegranate ink. I popped out the petals from the notecard, and then stamped the front with my Canvas BG stamp using Pumpkin Pie ink. I also heavily sponged the edges with Pumpkin Pie ink.
When I placed the order for this set, I knew I wanted to play with acetate. So, I stamped the collage stamp on a piece of acetate using Black StazOn. The acetate is secured to the inside of the card using mini glue dots. The felt flowers are from my awesome Flower Fusion kit. They are secured to the card with a silver brad. The final touch was adding the sentiment and some Old Olive Polytwill ribbon.
I am so glad my vision came to fruition!!!! I love when that happens!!!
Life is crazy the next couple of days......
Tuesday, May 20, 2008
What's in the box, you ask? What a wonderful question!!!
You see, us demonstrators were able to purchase a stamp set that will be in the next big catty (Fall & Winter Idea Book). We were also able to purchase a set of note cards that are laser cut with a flower design on them!!! Both of these treasures are sitting all lonely in a brown truck just waiting for me to play with them. What else is exciting about this stamp set? It is die cut. No cutting rubber for this chick. All I have to do is align it on the block and stamp away!!!!
Now, I know you are all getting green with envy. You could always join my team and be a Stampin' Up! demonstrator yourself!!! Send me an email if you would like me to send you more information about my job. But, if that idea doesn't interest you, you are able to purchase this Sneak Peek set and laser cut note cards from me next month. Isn't that WAY exciting? It's always fun to get something earlier than expected!!! I'll have more details as the time approaches!!
I will post a project later with my brand spankin' new stamp set. I have an idea floating in this noggin' of mine......let's hope it will come to fruition!!!
As always, if you have any questions about anything I post here, feel free to email me!!! That's why I'm here!!!
Until later.....Happy Stamping everyone!!!
Monday, May 19, 2008
Friday, May 16, 2008
Thursday, May 15, 2008
Tuesday, May 13, 2008
Saturday, May 10, 2008
Friday, May 9, 2008
I've been scrappin' for close to 10 years now. In fact, I've been scrappin' far longer than I've been a Stampin' Up! demonstrator (a little over 3 years now).
I have something to admit. I've really let my scrappin' habit go since I've been a demo. Of course, I make layouts for my clients, but my personal scrappin' has been put to the side.
I am proud to say....NOT ANYMORE!!! I actually scrapped a personal page this week.
My son is a baseball junkie. He loves everything about the game. In fact, he is a walking statistics book (which I admit, can get VERY annoying at times...LOL).
This page is all about my son. I bought him a baseball themed album last year. The album holds 8"x8" scrapbook pages. Since I had the scraps of the striped paper from the Summer Picnic pack on my stamping desk from my last two projects and they matched his uniform, this page just came together so quickly.
There is a pull out tab on the side of DS's picture. The tab says "Stats and Stuff". When you pull on the tab, the journaling block comes out. The journaling block is held by an envelope with it's flap cut off and adhered behind the photo mat. Using an envelope prevents the journaling block from floating down the layout.
I have a funny story (quick one) about this page. When DS got home from school, I handed him his baseball album and asked him to open it. His reaction was this......"Wow, you made a page for me.......Now when are you going to get my karate album done". Ugh, he's such a man already!!!
Time to get ready to babysit my niece....
Until tomorrow...Happy Stamping everyone!!!
paper: Summer Picnic dsp, Pumpkin Pie, Bashful Blue, Old Olive, Basic Black, Whisper White
ink: Pumpkin Pie
accessories: Rounded Tab punch, Photo Corner punch, Designer Label punch, circle punches (1" and 1 1/4"), Old Olive wide grosgrain, Crafter's Tool Kit, Old Olive marker, white envelope
Thursday, May 8, 2008
Tuesday, May 6, 2008
Let's start today's post like a Nora Roberts novel......
The sky was dark and foreboding. Patti knew that a storm was brewing on the horizon. The Minnesota winds were picking up, and storm clouds were coming in for a closer view......OF THIS REALLY COOL RIBBON TECHNIQUE!!!
Okay, truth admitted, I'll never be an author!! But, I am a seriously addicted stamper who has a good amount of laundry to do. So, as the clothes wash and dry, this stamper sits at her desk and whips out.....get this:
- 2 cards
- a gift card holder
- an 8" x 8" scrapbook page for my son's baseball album
Whoa!!! What a rockin', productive and rainy afternoon!!!!
Okay, let's get to the "deets" on this adorable card. First of all it measures 4.25" x 4.25". The card was designed around the striped patterned paper from the Summer Picnic Designer Series paper (found in the Occasions mini).
The focal point of the card is the woven background (which I first saw on Kristina Werner's blog). I took a scrap of 2" x 2" cardstock, and proceeded to weave 6 pieces of Old Olive ribbon into a basket-like pattern. I used a glue stick to hold the ribbon pieces together while weaving. The ribbon is secured on the back with tape.
I stamped "MVP" from the Sporting stamp set on a metal rimmed tag. I used a simple knot of Bashful Blue ribbon to cover up the hole in the tag.
Well, I think I am going to reward myself with a piece of chocolate as I've had such a productive day!!!
Until tomorrow.....Happy Stamping everyone!!
paper: Summer Picnic DSP, Bashful Blue, Pumpkin Pie
ink: Bashful Blue, Pumpkin Pie
accessories: Crafter's Tool Kit, Old Olive 5/8" grosgrain ribbon, metal rimmed tag, Bashful Blue narrow grosgrain ribbon
Monday, May 5, 2008
Well, isn't that a hard question to answer! Trust me, I have two of them.....lots of silver hairs....no more 'splainin' needed!!!
Although it's hard to make them completely happy, giving them a gift card for their birthday seems to help. I don't even attempt to pick out clothes for DD anymore. I am tired of the "Ew....what were you thinking?" attitude!!!
Anyway, onto this adorable and bright gift card holder perfect for any mood-swaying teenager in your life!!! It starts out with a Real Red base card measuring 6" x 8.25". Score your cardstock (on the long side) at 2 5/8" and 5 5/8".
The front of the gift card holder has all the yummy goodies from the Occasions Mini Catalog: Summer Picnic Paper, Blooms die cuts, Summer Day rub ons. This stuff is just so pretty!!
The patterned paper strip measures 1 1/2" x 6" and it is matted on a 1 3/4" x 6" strip of Certainly Celery.
I sponged the die cut with some Only Orange ink for some intense shading. I then used my white gel pen to dot around the edges. The center of the flower is from my well-loved Circle of Friendship set. I chose a birthday theme....stamping it in Real Red ink and punched with my 1" circle punch.
The "For You" sentiment is actually a rub on. They are SO easy to use....they transfer beautifully to whatever surface you choose to work with.
The gift card is held in place using my Slit Punch on a scrap of Certainly Celery. I added some 1/4" Real Red circle punches to highlight the gift card area.
Give this gift card holder a try. It's easy yet beautiful!!!!
I need to finish up my weekly newsletter now. If you haven't signed up for it yet, what are you waiting for? The sign up is on the top right of my blog. I'll give you a hint to something in tomorrow's newsletter: PURSE. That's all I'm saying....LOL!!
Until tomorrow....Happy Stamping everyone!!
Friday, May 2, 2008
I am also offering this Ribbon Share to my blog readers residing in the United States.
This month, I am offering two different Ribbon Shares. You are welcome to join one or both if you so desire.
Ribbon Share #1
This ribbon share is all about the Stampin' Up! narrow (1/4") grosgrain ribbon. Each member of the Ribbon Share will receive 2 yards of each color of the narrow grosgrain ribbon. There are 16 colors offered by Stampin' Up!. The cost for this Ribbon Share is $16.00 plus shipping.
Ribbon Share #2
This ribbon share is all about the Stampin' Up! wide (5/8") grosgrain ribbon. Each member of the Ribbon Share will receive 2 yards of each color of the wide grosgrain ribbon. There are 8 colors offered by Stampin' Up!. The cost for this Ribbon Share is $12.00 plus shipping.
I am only shipping via USPS Priority Mail with delivery confirmation. The cost for shipping is $5.25. If you wish to be in both ribbon shares, the shipping cost is only applied once as I can fit both sets of ribbons in the same Priority Mail envelope.
Please note that the ribbon will be ordered after all orders have been taken and payments received. So please allow time for me to order the ribbon from Stampin' Up! when planning your future projects. I do accept PayPal or personal checks (will need to clear prior to shipping ribbon).
If you are interested in joining my ribbon shares, please send me an email so we can work out all the details!!!
Thursday, May 1, 2008
Anyway, a new month also means the announcement of Stampin' Up!'s monthly specials. There are THREE promotions this month. Let me explain each of them:
"Get On Board with Chipboard" Promotion
- With a $35 catalog merchandise purchase (not including shipping and tax), you can receive 25% off any On Board items from the Spring and Summer Collection catalog.
"Cutting Mat/Hobby Blade" Promotion
- When you purchase the Cutting Mat, you will receive the Hobby Blade for FREE.
"Hodgepodge Recruiting" Promotion
- Have you thought about being a Stampin' Up! demonstrator? If your answer is "yes", then this promotion is perfect for you. The amazing Starter Kit is being offered at 20% off. In addition, you will receive a Hodgepodge Hardware Kit (from the Spring and Summer Collection) for FREE. You will even have your choice of finish: Antique Brass, Aged Copper or Pewter. If you do not specify, the Antique Brass will be sent to you.
If you are interested in joining my team, please send me an email so I can send you my recruiting password and the instructions for specifying your desired color of Hodgepodge Hardware. I love how all this can be done online now!!! I hope to hear from you soon!!!
I told you the promotions offered this month are really something to get excited about!!! If you have any questions or would like to place an order, please send me an email. I'm here to help!!