Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Color Challenge 08-26-08

Hi Everyone,

Well, I am sitting here winding down from the first session of my New Catalog Open House and thought I would send you the color challenge card from this week that I made. I also have been busy making some samples with my Big Shot!!! I will share some of those in the next few days. But today's color challenge is one of them.

(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

Some More Convention Samples!

I love this sample. It was made by Stampin' Up!'s very own Brent Steele. He always makes the most amazing projects on stage at Convention! This one was done on one of those clear frames with the glass on the front and back. He then added a piece of Designer Series Paper in the center with a photo of his sons. On the top piece of glass, he added the white swirls from one of the Decor Elements. On these, he stamped and embossed some extra flower images to make it pop more and give it more texture and depth! I believe the "moments" is a rub-on. What a great way to use so many of the Stampin' Up! products together is unique ways!

Friday, August 22, 2008

$99 Starter Kit?!

Oh My Goodness! What a great time to Join Stampin' Up! If you have ever wanted to become a demonstrator and thought, "the kit is too expensive", or "I have so much stuff, I don't need all that stuff that comes in the kit".... then this is the promotion for you. Even if you haven't thought that stuff but had other excuses, then this is still the promotion for you! Stampin' Up! is offering three different choices for a $99 starter kit!
Check them out!
For more info, Click here! Then contact me and I will help you get started on your new business today!

Thursday, August 21, 2008

More Upsy Daisy Samples!

I love this new Upsy Daisy set!! I love it so much that, I am having a class devoted to this amazing set! It also happens to be on sale right now! How much better can it get! Ok so here are a couple cards that you will make at the class!

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

Color Challenges!

Ok... so I have been making the color challenge cards, I just haven't photoed them, loaded them to my computer and then posted them... So I am doing a little catching up today!

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 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

Convention Make N Takes

HI again,

I thought I would share a pic of the Make n Takes we did at Convention. They were great projects. The sets we received as part of Convention were: Flight of the Butterfly, Eastern Blooms, and Inspired by Nature. These are also the sets we used on these projects.



Friday, August 15, 2008

Thankful Shadow Box

Check out this cool shadow box! The words are from a new Decor Elements coming in the fall. Check back soon to see when I am having a class to make this project!

Thursday, August 7, 2008

5 Years with Stampin' Up!

Well, as Stampin' Up! is celebrating its 20th Anniversary, I got to celebrate my 5 year anniversary of being a demonstrator this year at Convention. Here is a pic of me with some other members of my group.

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

Some Pics of new stuff!

I know I promised you these pics a few days ago... but well, with travelling home and leaving right away for my family vacation, things got out of hand... But better late than never right??

This is a pic of the new Sizzix Big Shot made exclusively for Stampin' Up. There are also going to be lots of exclusive dies and the cool bag to tote it in. These will be unveiled in the new Holiday Mini Catalog coming out very soon. I believe the sales period starts on September 2.
There are also some new Decor Elements coming this fall. Here is a pic from convention. These are 2 step Decor Elements and they look amazing on the wall. I love the colors.

The colors are Chocolate Chip, Pixie Pink, Gable Green and So Safffron.



Friday, August 1, 2008

Convention Announcements!!

HI Everyone,

Well, I don't have any pics to share just yet..... but I do have some major news to share!!! The catalog is awesome. Wait until you see it! There are some amazing new sets, new DSP(DesignerSeries Paper) the colors are incredible! Punches galore like a new scallop square, curly label punch bundle (aka punch with set - just not in a special tin), Large oval, larger circle punch. There are new ribbon, buttons and flowery filigree brads. I could go on and on....

Also, new Decor Elements will be coming in the Fall with new colors and patterns. 2-step Decor Elements to make these amazingly gorgeous flowers. But wait there's more.... coming to a computer near you in the not too distant future is online ordering. You will be able to place your own orders through my Demonstrator website anytime day or night.

... and did I mention the Big Shot?? as in like the Sizzix Big Shot?? exclusive dies and sizzlits that coordinate with our stamps!!! Can you even imagine the possibilities? Well, tomorrow I will share some photos and then you will. The new catalog will be available on August 11 and the Big Shot will be available Sept 2. Plus, there are many new things in the works for the Fall that I don't even know about yet. To find out more, book a workshop ASAP and get to see some of this stuff first hand!

Are you as excited as I am?? YOU SHOULD BE! or should I say YOU WILL BE!!!

till tomorrow!