Friday, March 28, 2008
If you are reading this post, then you know I am on my way to the Stampin' Up! Cruise to Bermuda! I'll be back in the studio on April 7th, but since I am cruising for FREE, I thought you deserved a chance at some FREE product while I am away. Here are the details:
For any orders e-mailed to me (email@example.com) between Friday, March 28th and Saturday, April 5th,
you will receive the following based on the amount of your order:
Spend $25 and receive a FREE package of Stampin’ Dimensionals
Spend $50 and receive any product in the Idea Book of $5.95 or less – FREE
Spend $100 and receive any product in the Idea Book of $10.95 or less – FREE
Spend $150 and receive a FREE Level One Hostess ONLY stamp set
AND $15 in FREE money to spend on more product!
PLUS a FREE SNAIL OR FREE Sticky Strip OR FREE Crystal Effects!
– If I receive 10 separate orders of $50 or more
– All of your names will go into a drawing to win YOUR CHOICE of these ocean themed stamp sets –
Boatloads of Love Pg. 38 $20.95
Whale Wishes Pg. 62 $19.95
Crab and Company Pg. 63 $27.95
Ahoy, Matey Pg. 75 $23.95
Life’s a Breeze Pg. 80 $29.95
Winds of Grace Pg. 102 $19.95
A Light unto My Pat Pg. 103 $18.95
Seaside Pg. 103 $23.95
I hope you LOVE the opportunity to earn FREE products! I LOVE giving them to you! Be sure to take advantage of this Special before Saturday, April 5th. It expires at Midnight that day!
Have a wonderful week everyone - I'll post photos of the trip when I return!
Tuesday, March 25, 2008
Anyway, this cute card was designed for me last week by my downline Lauren when I was too sick to do anything to prep for my stamp camps that are going on today. It was so cute, I had to share it with you - it helps me think about my upcoming cruise too! Oh, my, Bermuda is calling my name today!
The card is really simple, using the citrus slice from Tart and Tangy in the Occasions Mini catalog. Just random stamp it in Green Galore on Green Galore cardstock and once on Whisper White. Punch out the single lime and mount it on a circle punch of Pumpkin Pie. Lauren applied Crystal Effects to make it 'juicy' and dimensionaled it to the corner of the layered Whisper White and patterned paper. This is one of the designs from the Summer Picnic paper, also in the mini catalog.
The sentiment is from It's Your Birthday and is markered in Green Galore and Pumpkin Pie. She used the distressing tool from the Cutter kit on the edges. Very cute, but very simple!
Have you read the Bermuda Alert on my sidebar? Are you wondering what kind of special I'll have for you while I'm gone? You'll just have to check back on Thursday to see!.......
Monday, March 24, 2008
Saturday, March 22, 2008
Just a few photos to share with you all from my downline meeting today! We had so much fun stamping and sharing together - I'd love to have you on my team of demos, have you ever thought about joining us?
The first photo shows swap cards made by Jen Rodgers (l), Nancy Clark (m) and Lindsay Garnder (r). Jen used sticky strip and the new red bead duos for her corner accents. Nancy's card utilizes the slit punch and I think would make a great gift card holder. Lindsay used the luscious new Silver hodgepodge hardware with her gorgeous watercoloring. Love, love them ladies!
The second photo shows swap cards made by Linda Shortt (l) and Wendy Groszkiewicz (r). In Linda's card she stamped the right panel with Canvas and then with the swirls from Priceless. Wendy colored her flower, coated it with Crystal Effects (Wow) and added the rhinestone brad center. Beautiful work from both of you.
Please be kind and don't case these cards for any contests, each stamper has given me one to submit to SU! for the WOW art file and they gave me permission to share with you. Thanks so much!Happy Easter!
Thursday, March 20, 2008
Wednesday, March 19, 2008
Anyway, my upline is allowing me to share my work with my clients and downline via this blog. Over the next few weeks, I'll posting some of the samples here for you to see.
This baby card was really very easy to put together - the key is that I mounted the 1 1/4" squares onto Very Vanilla cardstock which was then mounted onto the 5 1/4" x 5 1/4" card base. This allowed me to trim any uneven edges from piecing the "quilt".
I used one of my new favorite stamp sets from the Spring Idea Book - "Just B" and the Pretty in Pink and Bashful Blue prints paper from the Level 1 hostess pack. All the edges were sponged in Creamy Caramel for an antiqued look and I attached the Soft Subtles buttons with mini glue dots. The letter "B" is cut out and mounted up on dimensionals. I finished it off with some Caramel Gingham ribbon. The Key Tag punch finished up the sentiment and I added the button and caramel sponging as well.
The envelope is a Medium Square which is 5 1/2" x 5 1/2". I just added some of the paper, ribbon and a button for accents and sponged it as well. Not too practical for the US Mail, but would look great on a special baby gift!
This card is one of my favorites from all that I created for my upline and I'm so glad I was able to share it with you. Leave me a comment if you like it! I'd love to hear from you.
I do still have room for you if you want to attend either session - this is my ONLY stamp camp this month, so don't miss our fun stamping time together!
Pick your time to attend: Tuesday, March 25th @ 10 am OR Tuesday, March 25th @ 7 pm
Cost is $15 inclusive. RSVP to me via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org $5 deposit required to hold your spot!
Can't wait to see you all here!
Tuesday, March 18, 2008
Just click on the picture of the flyer for all the juicy details!
I'll have more to post later, I've been a bit under the weather the past two days and I'm trying to get my stampin' mojo back.........
Friday, March 14, 2008
This card is one I actually designed last year but I didn't get to show it much, so I'm bringing it back over the next two weeks in my workshops for new clients.
It starts with a 6 x 6 piece of Certainly Celery cardstock folded into 3 x 6. I then stamped one of the circles from Pick a Petal in Certainly Celery ink for an easy background. (I sure do use that stamp set a lot, hmmm.....)
I then stamped the greeting on the bottom right corner in Basic Black. It's from the "It's Your Birthday" stamp set.
The White Taffeta ribbon was tied around the front of the card by cutting a slit in the fold with the Craft Knife and threading it thru and knotting on the front.
I stamped the 'Smile' petal 5 times onto Almost Amethyst Designer Prints paper and cut out the petals with paper snips. They were adhered onto the card with SNAIL. The center was stamped in Summer Sun on Whisper white and punched out with the 1" Circle Punch. I used the 1/8" hole punch to create the hole for the Fire Rhinestone Brad and then adhered the whole center with a dimensional to the flower.
This is a really fun, easy card to make and could be re-done in so many color combos for any occasion. The Pick-a-Petal stamp set is really one of my favorites because you really can use the components in so many ways. It's definitely one worth owning!
Don't forget - Sale-A-Bration ends Monday! Contact me asap to place your order and get FREE stamps!
I hope you all have a great weekend! See you again on Monday.........
Wednesday, March 12, 2008
Tuesday, March 11, 2008
here. It was picture day at school and when you have a
10 year old daughter, the hair and the outfit have to be
Anyway, she looked beautiful and waaay too grown up
for me, but what do you do? Just love them while you
have them! It's going by all too quickly.
The project I pulled out for you today is actually a teacher gift I made for dd's 3rd grade teacher last spring. I'd forgotten all about it until I came across the photo today so I thought I'd share it with you all.
I took a small craft slate with a wood frame and using the 2 way glue stick, attached the patterned paper from (retired) Petals and Paisleys. I just put the glue on the frame. Then I used my craft knife and carefully cut out the inside of the paper along the inside of the edge of the frame. I flipped the paper over and glued it to the interior of the slate. Easy - peasy!
The title was stamped with Letterpress Alphabet (also retired) and Polka Dots and Petals. It's layered onto Taken with Teal cardstock and popped up on dimensionals. I edged the title with Teal ink as well and color spritzed So Saffron on for a background.
The post-it-note cover was just Teal cardstock wrapped around a post-it-note pad and adhered with sticky strip. The flower was from Big Blooms (also retired, sorry!). I curled the petals with my bone folder and stamped and punched the center with Polka Dots and Petals also.
The ribbon is Apricot grosgrain, stapled onto the back and tied to a pen from my favorite store, Target that just happened to coordinate with the colors! Yay - just love it when that happens! I finished it off with a clip from Hodgepodge Hardware tied with Apricot and Celery grosgrain ribbon.
I just love altering things to make them PRETTY! It's so fun to play and turn something plain into something that makes someone smile.
Happy Tuesday everyone! Leave me a comment if you like it!
Monday, March 17th is the last of Sale-A-Bration for this year! Here are the details:
Customers: For every $50 purchase you make, you will receive a FREE Sale-A-Bration product. There are 5 stamps sets to choose from and 1 coordinating package of NEW Rub-ons!
Hostesses: In addition to our regular hostess benefits, YOU will receive a FREE Sale-A-Bration stamp set or Rub-ons for each $300 in sales at your party!
Recruits: Anyone who joins as a demonstrator during Sale-A-Bration receives
· $50 off the Starter Kit (pay just $159 for over $330 value!)
· Also choose any stamp set--a value of up to $47.95--from the current catalog
· AND as MY gift to you, receive either the fabulous Craft and Paper Scissors (aka Ribbon scissors) OR the Crop-A-Dile! (Both a $30 value!)
Here is the link to my website that allows you to download the special Sale-A-Bration Brochure
or follow the link on the sidebar by clicking on the picture of the Yellow Sale-A-Bration Brochure.
Time is running out this year - don't miss your chance to get these limited release stamps before they are gone forever!
Monday, March 10, 2008
Friday, March 7, 2008
Wednesday, March 5, 2008
Tuesday, March 4, 2008
It uses the "Merci" stamp set that is FREE with your Sale-A-Bration order of $50, but only until March 17th! Here's the supply list so you can recreate it!
Inks: Basic Brown, Certainly Celery
Paper: Certainly Celery, Chocolate Chip, So Saffron, Very Vanilla, Celery Designer Series Prints
Accessories: Regal Rose, Certainly Celery and So Saffron Stampin' Write markers; Chocolate Chip wide grosgrain ribbon, Round Tab punch, Gold Brads, 1/16" hole punch, snail adhesive
Enjoy the card! I'm off to eat yummy ravioli (homemade by my dh!) and watch American Idol. Have a great night everyone!