Tuesday, December 9, 2008
Sunday, November 30, 2008
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If you are more comfortable with me placing your order for you, just send me an e-mail with what you would like and I will take care of it for you!!
Also, the first 5 people to place an order will receive a special gift from me!!!
So get shopping!!!
Monday, November 17, 2008
Dates: November 10-30, 2008
Promotion Details: Spend $20 and qualify to purchase any Rub-Ons assortment at 20 percent off ($8.76 per package; regularly $10.95):
Item # Page # Rub-Ons Description
111416 178 Chateau Bella
111417 178 Word Flurries
111414 178 Hidden Garden
111277 178 A Perfect Day
110283 179 Take Note
111806 179 Chills & Thrills
111804 179 Chit Chat
111415 179 Greatest Moments
111805 179 School Days
110282 179 Anchored
112844 11* Old Saint Nick
112843 17* Season of Cheer
112735 39** Hidden Garden Blossoms
*From Holiday 2008 Mini Catalog
**From Celebrando Creatividad
What a great deal!! Time is running out to get your Rub-ons at 20% off - place your order today!
The Holiday Collection Stampin' Kit includes the following products:
Holiday Collection stamp set (six stamps)
Four 12" x 12" sheets of die-cut chipboard
Eight 12" x 12" sheets of die-cut Designer Series paper (2 ea. of 4 double-sided designs)
Four 12" x 12" sheets of Designer Series paper (2 ea. of 2 double-sided designs)
Two 12" x 12" sheets of Whisper White card stock
25 yds. Silver Metallic cord
10 yds. 3/8" Whisper White taffeta ribbon
Pretties Kit brads (20)
Dazzling Diamonds Stampin' Glitter (1/2 oz.)
Tombow Multi Purpose Adhesive
Riding Hood Red Classic Stampin' Spot
Old Olive Craft Stampin' Spot
Uninked Stampin' Spot
Whisper White Craft Ink refill
All of this great stuff is just $49.95. You can order this kit through December 31 (or while supplies last)! Click here to go to my website and order it online or e-mail me and I will order it for you!
I used the stamp set Scandinavian Season for this one. This set is in the current mini catalog. I stamped the tree in Silver Encore ink on Bravo Burgundy CS and embossed it with silver EP. Next, I added a half pearl from the Pretties kit with a glue dot on the tree. I stamped the Snowflake from the set on the Creamy Caramel card front in Caramel ink. Finally, I added a strip of Whisper White CS and a piece of Burgundy grosgrain ribbon with some silver brads. Quick and Easy!! Those are the ones I like for the Holidays!!!
This next one is the challenge for this week. The colors are Chocolate Chip, Bravo Burgundy and Always Artichoke. You need to look carefully to see the chocolate chip on this first card - but it is there I promise.
For this one, I pulled out my Season of Joy set. I was so happy to see that this set made it into the new catalog from last year's holiday mini. I stamped the flower 3 times in Burgundy ink on Very Vanilla CS. Then, I stamped it again on a scrap and cut it out to place over the middle image on the card. I used the scallop edge punch on some Artichoke CS for the layer. The "Merry Christmas" was stamped with Artichoke ink and punched out with the extra large oval punch. Then I used the striped Alpine ribbon (this is where I got the chocolate chip in!!).
I even went all out and decorated the inside of this card! I have been really inspired by Beate to work on the insides of my cards as well! So here it is!
Finally, I have more for this week. While the card stock and such was out on my desk, I decided to use of the new TechniqueJunkie techniques called Cuttlebug Highlights.
I used my new ornaments embossing folder and ran it through my Big Shot on Bravo Burgundy CS. I highlighted it with my Silver Encore pad and then layered it on an Always Artichoke card. The greeting was stamped in Artichoke ink on Very Vanilla. I sponged the edges of this with Burgundy ink and then tapped the edges on the silver pad for a little more definition. Finally, I tied a piece of the Chocolate chip Alpine felt ribbon around it and attached it to the card with Dimensionals.
I hope you enjoy these cards! The top two will be part of my 10 card class on Wednesday. I will share more of those cards in the next two days. If you would still like to jpoin me for that class, just let me know. If you would like to order the kit from the class, I will have a limited number of those available too!
Friday, November 7, 2008
This board I found at Walmart for about $7.00. The top part is a white magnetic board and the bottom is a bulletin board. I applied my Countdown to Christmas Decor Element to the top. Next, I cut CS for the 25 numbers. This was very tedious!!! But, I made it! On the back of each of the numbers, I put a small magnet. The Magnet I used comes in a large sheet and you cut it to fit your project. I found this at one of the craft stores. Next, I made a little box to hold all of my numbers and I attached it to the top of the bulletin board with Sticky Strip. I also added an envelope on the bottom for my receipts.
I was thinking about adding another envelope for coupons or gift lists. I might even add a "To-do list". I also think I am going to add some stamped images on the magnets o that you can see on the top just to spice it up a little. Aside from the numbers, this project cam together pretty quickly and I think will be helpful in keeping me somewhat organized this holiday season!! If you would like more instructions or would like to order the products to make this project, just let me know!!
I will share another project or two in the next day or so! So check back soon!!
I kept it simple!! My card base is Handsome Hunter. I stamped the Holy Family and the star with Night of Navy ink on the Blush Blossom CS. The Wise Men and the shepherd were stamped with 2nd generation Hunter ink (I stamped off on scrap paper first.) I also masked the Holy Family, just in case I moved the other stamps over too far. I then highlighted a few areas with my white gel pen and sponged the edges with Night of Navy ink. This piece is layered on Night of Navy CS. Finally, I added the "Merry Christmas" in silver ink and the silver bow.
I also wanted to make the inside look nice, so I stamped the sentiment and just the lamb with Hunter ink on a scrap of Blossom CS. The shepherd is stamped in silver ink.
If you too are looking for a challenge, give this one a try!! Don't forget to check out the blogs of the other "Color Girls". You can find the links in the side bar on the right.
Tuesday, October 28, 2008
I wanted to share these cards with you. They were from my birthday 5 card class last week. They were all very easy cards. Pretty much just straight stamping. The one with the tasty looking drink had some watercoloring with my Watercolor Wonder Crayons and an Aqua Painter. If you would like this class kit, I still have a few left. They are $15 including Shipping. Please e-mail me for more info.
Friday, October 24, 2008
Thursday, October 23, 2008
This week's colors were : Creamy Caramel and Not Quite Navy. I made this very simple card using the Pocket Silhouettes and the Hugs and Wishes sets. I think this one is pretty self explanatory.
Friday, October 10, 2008
I am so excited about the projects you see here. They are for my class next Wednesday, October 15th. If you live close by and would like to join us, there is still time! E-mail me right away to reserve your spot! The class includes the "Batty for you" card, the little tin pail, The "Scaredy Cat" treat holder, the Peppermint Patty Spider, and either the Punchy Owl Scrapbook page or card. All of this is just $10. All you need to bring is your adhesive!
I hope you are having a great week! I finally had some time to play today and make this week's color challenge. In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness month and women, this week was anything Pink!!
So, I went with Pink Pirouette ink and CS. I stamped the Baroque Background stamp on Shimmery White with the Pink Pirouette ink. Then, I stamped the flowers from Inspired by Nature, also in Pink Pirouette. I used a dauber, directly on the stamp to add some Pink Passion highlights to the top of the flowers and bottom of the petals before stamping it on the Shimmery White cs. Then, I added some Dazzling Diamonds glitter to the tops of the flowers.
For the scallop punched layer, you need to cut your card stock 1" larger than the top layer. So my layer with the flowers is 3" x 3.5". I cut my Pink Pirouette layer to 4 x 4.5" and then punched it with the scallop edge punch. I am still working on getting the corners to look right... but you get the idea!
On a personal note, this card is going to be mailed to my friend, Lisa. She was recently diagnosed with Breast Cancer and will be having surgery soon. The prognosis is good... so if you have a moment, say a little prayer or think a good thought for all those who are dealing with this disease. Let's all hope for a cure and good health for all!
Enjoy your weekend!
Friday, October 3, 2008
All were cut out using my Top Note Bigz die and my Big Shot. I layered them first and then cut them out. For the Mummy, I used strips of white paper and sponged the edges with So Saffron and then just the very edges with Close to Cocoa. The eyes were made with the 1 3/8", 1 1/4" and 1/4" circle punches.
Frankenstein was made with Green Galore for the base and Lovely Lilac hair. The eyelids and nose are 1 1/4" circle punches and the eyes themselves are 1" circles. the "ears?" are made with Brushed Silver CS and the word window punch.
Finally, Dracula was made on Lovely Lilac CS. I punched the eyes the same way as Frank's and the fangs are from the small star punch (mostly because I wanted them to be the same and this way I could get two identical pieces).
Give these a try.... They were fun to make. My son has instructed me to make a werewolf one too... so we will see what I can do for that.
Thursday, October 2, 2008
1. Spooky Spider Decor Elements -
Spooky Spider is a limited time offer, and will no longer be available after October 31, 2008.
Spooky Spider Décor Elements (S) - Black - 114761, White - 114764 $5.95
Spooky Spider Décor Elements (M) - Black - 114762, White - 114765 $10.95
Spooky Spider Décor Elements (L) - Black - 114763, White - 114766 $14.95
2. Stampin' Up!'s Birthday Celebration -
Dates: October 1-31, 2008
Spend $20 in regular catalog merchandise and qualify to purchase any preselected birthday/celebration stamp sets at 20 perent off.
(109439 pg. 62) Big Bold Birthday $22.36
(112895 pg. 62) Cumpleaños genial y divertido (Spanish Big Bold Birthday)* $22.36
(111532 pg. 63) Party Hearty* $21.56
(110994 pg. 64) Bitty Birthday $10.36
(111618 pg. 64) Crazy for Cupcakes* $19.16
(111546 pg. 65) Simple Birthday Thanks* $14.36
(111702 pg. 65) Time to Party* $13.56
(108559 pg. 68) Crab & Company $22.36
*Stamp sets are die cut.
3. The $99 Starter Kit Promo is still going on but only until October 11th. If you want to take advantage of this great time to join the Stampin' Up! Family, you need to let me know right away and I can help you get started! For more about this, see this post.
There are even a few more things going on! I will post those later! :)
This first card really did not caom out as I envisioned it in my head... but I think it has grown on me throughout the day. I used the Pocket Silhouettes set. I stamped the various flowers in the three colors on the Whisper white CS. Then, I layered it with a piece of So Saffron. I stamped the other flower across the bottom of the card with Rose Red and then sponged around the edges of the card with Rose Red as well. I stamped the "friend to friend" in chocolate chip on Orchid Opulence and punched it out with the word window punch. I also tied some chocolate chip grosgrain ribbon around the card.
For this one, I stamped the large rose from "A Rose is a Rose" set in Rose Red ink twice. Next, I masked these by stamping them on Post-its and cutting them out. I stuck the masks over the stamped images. Then, I stamped the smaller rose in So Saffron and the small flower in Orchid Opulence. Next, I removed the mask. I stamped the sentiment in chocolate chip. Finally, I layered the main panel on Orchid Opulence and then onto a chocolate chip card.
I hope you enjoyed these cards!!!
Thursday, September 25, 2008
Friday, September 19, 2008
I then stamped the base butterfly on a scrap of whisper white with creamey caramel. I did stamp off first. Then I used my stamp-a-ma-jig and stamped the outline butterfly with Artichoke ink and the stamp-a-ma-jig again for the flowers in regal rose ink. (Again, I did not ink the body for this step.) I cut out the butterfly and added some dimensionals to the back.
This pic is kind of blury.... but you can see that I placed one dimensional in the middle and then doubled up the dimensionals under the wings of the butterfly to give it some extra dimension. Finally, I stamped the sentiment with Artichoke ink on the caramel square, stamped the small buterfly with caramel ink across the bottom and assembled as shown.
I hope you enjoy this card! I was really happy with how it came out!! Don't forget to check out the blogs of the other "Color Girls", listed on the right, for more inspiration!!
Friday, September 12, 2008
As more girls join us in our challenges, I will add them to the list, too! Thanks Colleen for starting this challenge and for bringing us "color girls" together!!
Thursday, September 11, 2008
Tuesday, September 9, 2008
So check it out! Let me know what you think of this great new option! Plus, it is easier than ever to browse the catalog right there, too!
Saturday, September 6, 2008
Friday, September 5, 2008
Wednesday, August 27, 2008
(Sorry the pic is a little crooked!) Ok so the colors this week are : Brocade Blue, Night of Navy and Bravo Burgundy. I made this very simple card by making the base from the Burgundy. Then, I stamped the Baroque background stamp with Night of Navy ink for the layer. Finally, I used some Brocade Blue CS with my Join in the Cheer Decorative Strip die for the Big Shot. I trimmed the words "Love", "Joy" and the "&" and put them on the front of the card with my Tombow multi purpose adhesive. That tombow stuff is my new favorite thing btw!! It works so well for so many things. You must have it! (110755 $3.95)
I hope you enjoy this card! It really was pretty quick to put together.
Saturday, August 23, 2008
Friday, August 22, 2008
Thursday, August 21, 2008
This first one was inspired by a card we saw at Convention! I really love the stipple look of the image that you get when you use the sponge daubers to add several colors to it. This is a 4x4 card!
This next one, was inspired by a card I saw on this post on Patty Bennet's blog. It even uses the new Big Shot and Stampin' Up!'s exclusive dies! LOOOVE IT! The colors here are Kiwi Kiss and Pacific Point along with Shimmery white.
My class will be on September 10th at 7pm at my house. The cost of the class is $25 and includes the stamp set! Please RSVP by August 30th. There will also be a class kit available for those of you who cannot make it to the actual class. The cost for this will be $30 including shipping! Again please RSVP by AUGUST 30th!!
Here are the other sets that on sale:111690 Snow Swirled $21.21
111586 It's a Stretch $20.36
111544 Putt Putt (Not available until August 18) $21.21
111626 Eastern Blooms $18.66
111672 Pocket Silhouettes $16.11
111710 Upsy Daisy $16.11
111556 Under the Stars $25.46
111644 Heard from the Heart $19.51
111570 Contempo Alphabet $34.81
109381 Felicidades Siempre* $15.26
Contact me today to order any of these sets or to register for the class!!
Wednesday, August 20, 2008
This Card is from the week of July 22nd. The colors were Real Red, Certainly Celery and Old Olive. The theme was Christmas in July. So that is what I went with. I used Baroque Motifs and Sincere Salutations. I stamped the big swirl in Old Olive on the Certainly Celery. Then, I stamped the little flowers in Real Red. I highlighted with my white gel pen. Finally, for the bottom, I added the 5/8" celery grosgrain and the greeting stamped on Old Olive with Real Red ink. I punched that out with the large oval punch.
These next 2 cards were from last week's challenge. The colors were Ruby Red (or Red Riding Hood Red), Brocade Blue and Summer Sun. For the first card, I used a new Technique Junkie Technique called Bandana. (For more info on the Technique Junkies go to patstamps.com) This card is pretty basic... but just a note I stamped on the White Taffeta ribbon with the Brocade blue craft ink. If you are going to stamp on this ribbon make sure you use craft ink, the classic ink will just run!!!
The second one, I used the Upsy Daisy and the Inspired by Nature stamp sets. On the Brocade Blue piece, I couldn't figure out how to get it to pop enough... so I first sponged the edge with the Red Riding Hood ink. That wasn 't quite doing it for me, so I then swiped it with the White Craft pad. Also the Summer Sun layer is distressed with the cutter kit.
Last but not least, is this week's color challenge card! The colors for this week were Barely Banana, Brocade Blue and Bordering Blue. I started with a Barely Banana card. Then added the Brocade blue layer. I also wrapped this layer with a piece of the medium size Twill Tape. For the main image, I masked the outside of the card stock so there was a rectangle in the middle. I stamped the branch image in Bordering Blue a few times. (I did stamp off on my scrap paper first.) Then I sponged some Bordering Blue ink in the rectangle as well. Next, I removed the mask and stamped the Branch in Brocade Blue. I stamped the Flower in Barely Banana on scrap paper and cut it out. I also curled the petals a little for some extra dimension. Then, I used my Tombow multi purpose adhesive to add little dots in the center of the flower and used some of the Fine Cosmo Glitter. I added that to the card with a Dimensional. I also stamped the "Thank You" from the Fresh Cuts set in Brocade Blue.
Enjoy! Why don't you try one of these color combos!! Let me know what you create!
Saturday, August 16, 2008
Friday, August 15, 2008
Thursday, August 7, 2008
That is me on the far left. Next is Traci, Marlene, Alex, Jen and Stephanie. This was a very exciting moment for us! It is so much fun to have such a great group of women to spend time with and celebrate with!!!
Tuesday, August 5, 2008
The colors are Chocolate Chip, Pixie Pink, Gable Green and So Safffron.