Sunday, August 31, 2008

Eastern Blooms Trio - WSC55

Wow, what a BIG card! This is definately the largest card that I've made that measures 4 1/4 X 8 1/2 when folded. I like how it turned out...thanks to Beate from Fresh and Fun for giving me the inspiration. This is a submission card for the Weekend Sketch Challenge #55.

Stamps: Eastern Blooms, Happiness Always
Paper: Not Quite Navy, Baja Breeze, Pacific Point & Whisper White, Urban Garden DSP
Ink: Pacific Point Classic Stampin' Pad
Other: Dazzling Diamonds, 2-Way Glue Pen, Baja Breeze Ribbon, Scallop Edge Punch, Paper Piercer

Big Shot Showcase Event

My customers were invited to a Big Shot Showcase Event in my home today that included four awesome Make & Take projects. The new Stampin' Up! Big Shot and exclusive dies made these projects a snap! See what you think!

Make & Take #1 - Peaceful Bird on Top Note

Stamps: Eastern Blooms
Paper: Chocolate Chip, Kiwi Kiss, Tangerine Tango & Whisper White CS
Ink: Kiwi Kiss Classic Stampin' Pad & Chocolate Chip Stampin' Write Marker
Other: Big Shot, Top Note Bigz, Join in the Cheer Decorative Strip, Birds & Blooms Sizzlits Die, Tangerine Tango Double Stitched Ribbon

Make & Take #2 - Scalloped & Sweet Always

Stamps: Flight of the Butterfly, Absolutely Fabulous
Paper: Chocolate Chip, Pink Pirouette, Whisper White & Regal Rose CS, Sweet Always DSP
Ink: Chocolate Chip & Regal Rose Classic Stampin' Pads
Other: Big Shot, Scallop Envelope Bigz Die, Regal Rose 5/8" Grosgrain Ribbon

Make & Take #3 - Summer Picnic Basket & Blooms

No Stamps or Ink
Paper: Summer Picnic DSP
Other: Big Shot, Baskets & Blooms Bigz XL Die, Earth Elements Brads & Linen Thread

Make & Take #4 - Baja Daisy on Top Note

Stamps: Upsy Daisy
Paper: Not Quite Navy, Baja Breeze & Whisper White CS, Urban Garden DSP
Ink: Not Quite Navy & Baja Breeze
Other: Sponge, Key Tab & Large Oval Punches, Stampin' Dimensionals

Pretty Wishes

NikiE was the SCS Featured Stamper this week and this is a card that I made by CASEing one of hers. I love the Pretties Kit and don't know why it has taken me so long to open it up and use it!

Stamps: Heard from the Heart
Paper: Pink Pirouette CS, Sweet Always DSP
Ink: Regal Rose Stampin' Write Marker
Other: Pretties Kit, Flower Designer Brad, Pop Up Glue Dot, Regal Rose 5/8" Grosgrain Ribbon

Big Shot Showcase Event Sneak Peeks

Join me for the Big Shot Showcase Event in my home today at 3:00 - 5:00 P.M. Join me and make four projects for only $5 or for FREE with a $40 purchase. I am offering amazing specials on the Big Shot today only! Call me if you are unable to attend to hear the great deals! Here are a few sneak peeks into what's in store for today!

Saturday, August 30, 2008

Striped Sock Monkey TECC 31

Here is my submission card for the Taylored Expressions Cupcake Challenge #31. It's so fun to paper piece on this stamp set!

Stamps: Sock Monkey
Paper: Chocolate Chip, Regal Rose & Whisper White CS, Sweet Always DSP
Ink: Chocolate Chip & Regal Rose Classic Stampin' Pad
Other: Chocolate Chip 5/8" grosgrain ribbon, Stampin' Dimensionals, Small & Large Oval punches, Blender Pen

Embrace Happiness

Little Miss Courtney is all decked out for this "From Courtney's Closet #14 Challenge." I was inspired to create this card based on the colors and pattern of Courtney's darling summer dress.

Stamps: Embrace Life, Heard from the Heart
Paper: Riding Hood Red, Tempting Turqoise, Pink Pirouette CS, Watercolor Paper
Ink: Black Stazon, Riding Hood Red, Pink Pirouette & Tempting Turqoise Classic Stampin' Pads
Other: Aqua Painter, Fresh Favorites I Buttons, Tempting Turqoise 1/4" grosgrain ribbon, Stampin' Dimensionals

Silhouette Panel at Hotel Fox

This is too cool...another awesome Inspiration Challenge at Splitcoaststampers this week. This one is taken from a hotel called Hotel Fox. Check it out...I chose Hotel Fox Room 509 for my inspiration.

Stamps: Pocket Silhouettes
Paper: Going Gray, Basic Gray & Whisper White CS
Ink: Versamark
Other: White Embossing Powder, Heat Tool, Pretties Kit, Basic Gray Taffeta Ribbon, Stampin' Dimensionals

Stamps in the Mail Club

Email me today to sign up for this great offer!

"Stamps in the Mail" Club
Courtesy of Stacey Schafer, Stampin' Up! Independent Demonstrator

Receive stamps, cardstock, accessories and everything ready for you to stamp and assemble your projects - all in a monthly package in the mail! You complete the projects on your own time and in your own home!

Each round of Stamps in the Mail runs for 3 months, in which you will receive supplies to complete 4 projects. You will keep everything that you receive—stamps, cardstock, ink pads, accessories, etc. Directions and photos for the projects will be included with your supplies. Cost each month is $40 plus $5 shipping/handling (includes $35 of product).

JOIN TODAY!! For each friend you refer who has never stamped with me, you’ll receive an extra $5 bonus with your first month!

It does not matter where you live within the US, as everything will be done by mail!!

Sign up for before the end of the month to register for the next round of Stamps in the Mail. Orders will be placed on the first day of each new month.

For more information, contact:
Stacey Schafer, Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator
Petersburg, IL 62675, Phone: (217)632-5100

Thursday, August 28, 2008

Emergency Birthday Card Class

Do you ever find yourself needing a quick birthday card? Stampin' Up! offers the most awesome Simply Scrappin' Kits that are great for card-making and scrapbooking! I used the Best Ever SSK for this set of emergency birthday cards. Several ladies met with me tonight to make their very own set of cards to have on hand. You, too, can purchase this as a class-to-go for $30, which includes a SSK, envelopes, and all the extras! You will have more than enough supplies to make 16 cards in 8 different designs.

Thanks, Ladies! I always have a ball stamping with you!

Pictured above (starting at 12 o' clock going clockwise) are: Nicole, Libby, Robyn, Little Miss Hannah, Bonnie, Paula & "Aunt" Sheila

Miss Hannah could wait no longer to join our stamping fun! "Mommy, I want to stamp!"

No Stamps or Ink, but loads of embellishments!
Paper: Cardstock from the Best Ever Simply Scrappin' Kit (Riding Hood Red, Baja Breeze, Kiwi Kiss & Whisper White Textured CS)
Other: Die Cut Stickers from the Best Ever Simply Scrappin' Kit, Designer Buttons, Flower Designer Brads, Clips Assortment, Vintage Brads, Baja Breeze 1" Double-Stitched Grosgrain, Kiwi Kiss/Very Vanilla Satin, Riding Hood Red Taffeta & Whisper White 1/4" Grosgrain Ribbons, Stampin' Dimensionals, Scallop Punch

Baja Daisy on Top

I'm loving my new Big Shot machine! How cool is this Bigz Top Note die cut on the front of this breezy card? Libby and her workshop guests got to use the Big Shot to create their own Top Note to include on this make & take card.

Stamps: Upsy Daisy
Paper: Not Quite Navy, Whisper White & Baja Breeze CS, Urban Garden DSP
Ink: Baja Breeze & Not Quite Navy
Other: stampin' sponges, large oval & key tag punches, stampin' dimensionals

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Hi, Krafty Rose!

I love this new stamp set, So Many Scallops! It is so fun to stamp something and have a punch that punches it out perfectly! When you pair up the new Square Scallop Punch and the So Many Scallops stamp set, that is just what you get...perfection!
This is also a card submission for the weekly color challenge from Splitcoaststampers.

Stamps: So Many Scallops
Paper: Basic Black & Kraft Cardstock
Ink: Rose Red Classic Stampin' Pad
Other: Fresh Favorites II Buttons, Black Hemp Twine, Basic Black 1/4" Grosgrain Ribbon, Mini Glue Dots, Square Scallop Punch

Not Green Apple, Olive Apple

Here is another quick card that I demonstrated at Libby's workshop tonight. Isn't it cute! It's a simple layout that is very useful for many different stamp sets, inks, cardstock, and designer series paper from Stampin' Up! And, isn't that Tart & Tangy set just the cutest?

Stamps: Tart & Tangy, Heard from the Heart
Paper: Old Olive, Bashful Blue & Whisper White CS, Summer Picnic DSP
Ink: Old Olive Classic Stampin' Pad
Other: Old Olive 5/8" Grosgrain Ribbon, Scallop and Circle Punches, Stampin' Dimensionals

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

KWerner Color Inspiration #20

I always look forward to what Kristina has chosen as her weekly color inspiration challenge!

Stamps: Eastern Blooms, Heard from the Heart
Paper: Chocolate Chip, Certainly Celery, Very Vanilla & Regal Rose
Ink: Chocolate Chip & Regal Rose Stampin' Write Markers
Other: Vintage Brads, Paper Piercer & Mat Pack, 1 1/4" Pink Pirouette Grosgrain Ribbon

Fall Flair Progressive Scrapbook Page

At Libby's workshop tonight, I am going to demonstrate how to start with a simple 6X6 scrapbook layout, then, work your way up to an 8 1/2X11 layout, and finally, finish up with a 12X12 layout. Libby and her guests get to make this 6X6 page of their own to take home!

6X6 Scrapbook Page

8 1/2X11 Scrapbook Page

12X12 Scrapbook Page

Stamps: Fall Flair Hostess Set, Well Worn Alphabet
Paper: Riding Hood Red, Kiwi Kiss, Tangerine Tango, More Mustard & Whisper White
Ink: Riding Hood Red, Kiwi Kiss & Tangerine Tango Classic Stampin' Pads
Other: Tangerine Tango Double-Stitched Ribbon, Photo Corners Punch, Large Circle Punch