29 Jul 2011

Always More to See

Another of the versatile new sets in the catalogue is Delicate Doilies - here is one of Maree's samples:

It's so easy to make a background with this stamp set - and fun! Look at what Linda made:

And here is my sample:

And we all used the new Lace Ribbon Border punch!
If you're looking for a girly stamp set, this one fits the bill! It's great for snowflakes too!

Happy Stamping

28 Jul 2011

A Little Bit of Christmas in July!

I'm afraid whenever a new catalogue comes out my interest is always taken first by the Christmas stamps! And while the first two cards I show you are not new stamps, I loved the samples in the IB&C so much that I had to recreate them.

The first one is simple but effective. It's a 6" x 6" card folded in half. The cardstock is Cherry Cobbler and Whisper White. I used the Top Note die for the front, and stamped in Old Olive Ink. The stamp set used is Bells & Boughs. The ribbon is our Victoria Crochet Trim. Quick and easy and beautiful.

The second card is quick and simple too - handy idea for the busy holidays.
I had this set last year but I wasn't pleased with the way cards turned out. This year I used Always Artichoke and Real Red markers to colour the stamp, and stamped it on Naturals White paper (p.181) and I really liked the way it turned out. More detail from the stamp and more texture on the paper. Give it a try!

The last card uses a new stamp set from the IB&C as well as the design from the IB&C.

Again the colours are Always Artichoke and Real Red for the card stock. I used the Wonder Crayons and an Aqua Painter to colour the snowman, and the glitter is Champagne Glass Stampin' Glitter attached with two sided Sticky Tape.

I'll have lots of other Christmas samples coming soon!

Happy Stamping

24 Jul 2011

Help Wanted!

Imagine an ad that reads like this: Wanted - someone who wants to make their own hours, determine their own income, and work around their family and other activities while working with great people and having fun helping them to create their own handmade cards and scrapbooks (and sometimes while enjoying snacks!). This candidate will receive all the free training and support that they need, including lots of creative inspiration. No experience necessary. All applicants will be accepted.

Wow! What kind of job is that you might ask? Well, that’s the job of a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator. And it’s the perfect summer job, too! Maybe you just want something fun to keep you going during the summer, or maybe you would like to pay down debt, have the money for a fun vacation, or be able to pay cash for the back to school supplies.

Here are some things to consider:
   Stampin’ Up! offers a low-cost Starter Kit that is an amazing value. It has everything that you need to get started, including stamping supplies, business supplies, and project ideas.
  You will get all kinds of training and support. Stampin’ Up! offers all kinds of training and support to help you build a successful and profitable business. You will receive a monthly Stampin’ Success magazine (full of articles, projects, and business tips), you will have access to online product video trainings as well as thousands of card, scrapbook, and project samples, and you will also have your upline for additional training and support.
   There is no obligation. If you purchase the Starter Kit and decide not to hold a single workshop - that’s okay! The products and supplies are yours to keep and enjoy.

So consider getting yourself the perfect summer job as a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator. I am always accepting applications, so contact me today! (And if you would like more information before contacting me, please visit my website.)

Stampin' Up! has a special Start Up Deal for July:

$119 Starter Kit

 During July you can become part of the Stampin' Up! family as a demonstrator for only $119. This limited time starter kit - valued at $205 - comes with the following high quality products**.
**Some items can be changed to colours and sets of your choice.


Join in July and receive a FREE Christmas Project Kit - valued at $50.

Contact me for more 'no pressure' information!

23 Jul 2011

High as a kite!

And cool as an ice cream cone!

These two beautiful cards were made by Linda from our ASI team. If you think they are cute here you should see them in real life!!

They are made using the new Petite Pennants Builder Punch and the Pennant Parade Stamp Set. The ribbon is new too!  The kites were made from a retired set.

And look at this one:
Yummy ice cream cones made from the same punch and stamp set!

Thanks for sharing Linda!

Happy Stamping

21 Jul 2011

Summer Fun

Where to start?! So many exciting things happening - family visiting, my new catalogue order arrived, strawberry jam season (well, that's exciting at our house!) :0)

Today I want to share with you samples from a friend of mine - Karen. She brought them to my Open House to earn extra tickets for the prize draws.

Aren't they lovely? Karen has tons of talent and has taught her own classes!
Those owls are adorable and I love the fold on the first card. My granddaughter begged for the little purse so I made one like it for her.

And here is another card that I cased from the new catalogue - the Idea Book & Catalogue has a lot of great ideas in it (have I mentioned this before...?)
This card is so simple but still beautiful. Cut 6" x 6" and folded to 6" x 3". (We sell envelopes to fit this size) I used Cherry Cobbler and Whisper White card stock; Old Olive and Cherry Cobbler ink pads, and our Victoria Crochet Trim. The stamp set is Bells & Boughs.

Happy Stamping!

13 Jul 2011

New Catalogue Inspiration

Wow! I love our new Idea Book & Catalogue! Not only for the super new products but also for all the inspiration. The idea samples are gorgeous and you will be seeing some of them right here on this blog!

Take this one for instance:
You can find the inspiration card for it on page 12. Mine is very similar but there were several products I didn't have (believe it or not!) For instance I had to use a different stamp set, a different die for the oval matting, and a different DSP.

But if you compare the two cards you will see that I captured the same idea of the sample. 

So if you are wanting to copy a card you've seen in one of the catalogues or a magazine, you don't need to have everything the same to obtain a close facsimilie. Just dig around in what you have and you can make it work!

Happy Stamping!

7 Jul 2011


The next Hostess Club starts in August (always the 1st Wednesday night of the month) and this time we are going to learn new folds for cards.

Our last Hostess Club learned new techniques along with earning their hostess benefits, and at the last meeting got to take home their samples technique book:

I bound it and added a table of contents, we learned 17 new techniques.
Here is how each page was laid out:

We'll be doing the same type of booklet for our card folds Hostess Class.

Hostess Clubs are a great way to add product to your craft supply without the hassle of holding a workshop. Each month 5 people come to class, commit to spending at least $44, and learn three new folds. It's lots of fun and we take turns collecting the Hostess Benefits!

If you would like to join our Hostess club, contact me today to sign up for the next session.

Happy Stamping!

5 Jul 2011

Just Lovin' the Pool Party

I just can't stay away! I love the softness of the new In Colour Pool Party. In fact I've kind of OD'd on it with this card - just couldn't get enough!

This card is 5" x 5", a size I don't usually use, but I wanted to make this card special. The card base is plain. The first layer is embossed with the Vintage Wallpaper Embossing Folder. On top of that is the BigzL die cut from Perfect Pennants. The sentiment is from the Hostess Set Tagtastic. The rhinestones are the only non-Pool Party colour, but they reflect it!

I hope you like this colour as much as I - it's very versatile!

Happy Stamping

3 Jul 2011

Special July Offer

Become a demonstrator for only $119!

During July, you can join the Stampin' Up! family as a demonstrator for only $119! This limited time Starter Kit—valued at $205—comes with the following high-quality products:

•Easy Events Clear-Mount Set*

•Pennant Parade Wood-Mount Set*

•Basic Black Classic Stampin' Pad

•Old Olive Classic Stampin' Pad

•Pumpkin Pie Classic Stampin' Pad

•Real Red Classic Stampin' Pad

•Brights 8-1/2" x 11" Assorted Card Stock

•Just Add Cake Designer Series Paper*

•Chocolate Chip 1/2" Scallop Dots Ribbon*

•Note Cards (20)

•Clear-Mount Block C

•Blender Pen (1)

•SNAIL Adhesive

•Business supplies

*Brand new to the 2011-2012 Idea Book & Catalogue!

Plus, join in July and get a FREE Christmas Keepsake project kit—a $50 value! Imagine an afternoon spent chatting with friends while creating something beautiful—isn't that what Stampin' Up! is all about? But act now because this special kit is only available as part of this limited-time offer.

Join Stampin' Up! in July and get brand-new products, including an exclusive project kit—all for just $119! Contact me to get started today.

More Pennants

OK, it's official, I love this double punch Petite Pennants Builder. It just makes everything so EASY, and so.darn.cute!

Here's another example:

The colours used are Wild Wasabi, Calypso Coral, and Daffodil Delight. The DSP is from the Subtles Collection, and the design stamped on the top pennants is Fine Flourish.

I juxtaposed the glitzy rhinestones with the casual baker's twine, and repeated the polka dots of the DSP with the Perfect Polka Dots of the Embossing Folder.

Don't forget to sign up for my Open House!

1 Jul 2011

AHHHHHH.......At Last!

It's Here! It's Here! Your new Idea Book & Catalogue 2011-2012! You can check it out on-line until you get a hard copy in your hot little hands!!

One of the many things I particularly like about this year's book are the samples and ideas - so many wonderful projects to re-create!

Enjoy! And contact me when you're ready to order!

Happy Stamping