Saturday, March 28, 2009

Pun Fun

Sorry for not posting on Tues/Thurs this week. I’ve been busy preparing the paper packs and delivering all the Sale-A-Bration orders. This is the second set of cards we made at this month’s Stamp-A-Stack. I like everyone to show their creativity and not necessarily copy my designs. Each person made 4 cards, choosing which images they wanted and coloring them with water color pencils and a blender pen. Some bows were attached with a mini glue dot, and others were tied through a hole made with the horizontal slot punch. I forgot one step when making these sample cards……..but at the SAS everyone stamped the top half (cardstock area) of the card using one of the stamps from “Sprinkles” or “Background Basics” (retired) with Versamark ink. It gave just a little more detail.
Stamp Sets: Pun Fun, (Sprinkles, Background Basics)
Paper: Jersey Shore designer series paper (retired), Pumpkin Pie, Brilliant Blue, Bashful Blue, Whisper White cardstock
Ink: Black Stazon, (Versamark)
Accessories: water color pencils, blender pen, ½” striped grosgrain ribbon (Bashful Blue & Pumpkin Pie), glue dots, horizontal slot punch

Saturday, March 21, 2009

Always in My Thoughts

These cards were made at today’s Stamp-a-Stack. For this set, everyone made two cards using each color combination. The Perfect Plum and Cameo Coral cardstock pieces (3x5”) were run through the Big Shot using the textured plates.

Stamp Set: Always in my Thoughts
Cardstock: Apricot Appeal, Cameo Coral, Whisper White (2 ¼ x 4) OR Mellow Moss, Perfect Plum, Naturals Ivory (2 ½ x 4)
Ink: Stazon, Soft Subtles Stamp ‘n Write markers
Accessories: Mellow Moss or Apricot Appeal ¼ “grosgrain ribbon

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Club Project #3

This card was made using the “Loads of Love” and “Loads of Love accessories” stamp sets. My club members colored the image using the pastels, pencils, or stamp ‘n write markers. I don’t have an oval punch (yet!) so I used the Coluzzle for cutting the eggs from Delicate Dots Designer Series Paper. The paper is a Sale-A-Bration item, which you can get for FREE (16 sheets of 12 x 12 paper) with a $50 order through March 31st only. Contact me to place an order………on shop 24/7 from my website: Thanks for looking!

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

March Club Project #2

I have seen this little treat bag created by many demonstrators over the past few months. It is made using the Top Note Die/Big Shot and mini paper bags (I found mine at Michaels.) My bag uses Bashful Blue, So Saffron, and Certainly Celery cardstock. The flower is stamped using the Polka Dot Punches “Sale-A-Bration” set (LOVE IT!!!) and the 5 Petal Flower Punch. The sentiment is stamped using Yummy, another SAB stamp set. These sets are only available through March 31 and are FREE with a $50 order. I filled my bag with chocolate, of course! Thanks for looking!

Saturday, March 14, 2009

March Club Project #1

This was the first project for March stamp club. Classic Black ink was stamped on Glorious Green card stock using the Polka Dot punches stamp set. (Time is running out to get the stamp set for FREE!!) The hearts were punched using the new full heart punch. The stem sentiment is from "Best Wishes and More". The white piece of card stock was run through the Big Shot using the tiny polka dot texture plate and layered on Green Galore then onto a Glorious Green card. A purchased gem is in the center on the shamrock. Thanks for looking!

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Stamp A Stack #3

This is the third set of cards we made at last month’s Stamp A Stack. They were made with the Upsy Daisy stamp set, Baja Breeze, Not Quite Navy, and Natural Ivory cardstock, and Urban Garden designer series paper.

As a reminder………
I will be hosting another "Stamp-A-Stack" at Hope Lutheran Church (VB) on Saturday March 21 from 1-4pm. You will make 12 cards for $15.
If you are new to stamping, I GUARANTEE the cards are easy to make, and will turn out beautifully!
This event is just for fun!! No selling! No orders will be taken at the event! Just come for an afternoon of girl time/girl talk. Feel free to invite friends to attend the Stamp A Stack with you.
Please contact me as soon as possible if you are interested in attending the Stamp A Stack. Space is limited to 12 people. I will have something extra for you if you RSVP and pay by Thursday March 19th.
Thanks for looking!

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Stamp A Stack Card Set #2

This is the second set of cards that we made at last month’s Stamp A Stack. They were made using Raspberry Tart Designer Series paper, Rose Red,/Cameo Coral/ Pretty in Pink/ Kiwi Kiss cardstock and the Wow Flowers Stamp set. Contact me if you would like the specific measurements. I’m busy getting ready for Glenda’s workshop on Sunday and another Stamp A Stack next Saturday. Thanks for looking!

Sunday, March 8, 2009

Stamp A Stack Card Set #1

Sorry I missed my Saturday post. I had to wait for my blog master/ daughter (Emily) to get home from her weekend away :)

These cards were one of the three sets we made at last month's Stamp-A-Stack. They were made using So Saffron, Naturals White and Chocolate Chip cardstock. The stamp set is Polka Dot Punches from the Sale-A-Bration Catalog. You can get this stamp set free with a $50 purchase, but only through March 31st.

I submitted these card ideas to Stampin' Up and they were posted on the Demonstrator's Website! What an honor!

I'll be doing another Stamp-A-Stack on March 21st from 1-4. We will make 12 cards for $15. I will be limiting it to 12 people. Don't miss out! Contact me for more details and to register!

Thursday, March 5, 2009

Happy Anniversary to Me!

Today marks my one year anniversary as a Stampin’ Up demonstrator and only about a year and a half as a stamper. I always avoided stamping, thinking I spent enough money on my scrapbooking habit! But after I attended a workshop where my upline, Susan Elise, was the demonstrator, I was hooked! She is not only a talented and creative person………she is one of the sweetest, generous, and most patient people I know! Never in a MILLION years did I think I would be selling ANYTHING but Susan Elise reminded me that I am a teacher (I used to teach children with Learning Disabilities) and she was right! I basically teach others how to make projects, and the quality of Stampin’ Up products sell themselves.
It has been a fun year of learning just about everything I know about stamping from Susan Elise, and her team of “Southern Stars”. I spent hours on and even more hours “blurfing” (blog surfing) the sites of other super creative Stampin’ Up! demonstrators. I did a few workshops this past year, but mostly I talked a few friends into joining a monthly stamp club to support me in this new venture. (Thanks Wendy, Nancy, Leighanna, Glenda, Judy, Donna, Lyn, and Kathy!) An extra big “Thank You” goes out to Donna (who also happens to be my sister) for getting her group of crafty friends to place orders on a regular basis. I wouldn’t be starting a second year as a demonstrator if it wasn’t for all of you!!!!
So just for fun…….here is the first project I ever designed and stamped……my 2007 Christmas cards.

And here are the cards I made for Christmas 2008. I designed the snow globe card myself and cased the Christmas tree from
this site.

Thanks for taking the time to read all the way to the end of this post. Please leave a comment. If I get comments from at least 10 different people, I will choose a winner for some kind of blog candy.

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

February Club Project #3

I’m so behind in my blog posts. Sorry! Thanks for checking back to see what’s new. I am going to TRY posting on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays.
The third project for February‘s stamp club was this butterfly card. My club members were encouraged to use this as an inspiration to design their own card, and not just copy mine. I should have taken photos of their cards because they were all different and all were beautiful.
The cards were made using Bold Brights cardstock and inks. We used the “marker to stamp” method for some of the butterflies, since I don’t have all the ink pads. My large orange butterfly was cut out using paper snips (a must have!) and attached with a mini glue dot. I cut the prongs off the mini brads (non SU) and attached them with mini glue dots.

Stamp Set: Flight of the Butterfly
Cardstock: Tempting Turquoise 5 ½ x 8 ½ scored at 4 ¼ ; Naturals White 2 x 5 ½ ; Basic Black2 ¾ x 5 ½ )
Inks: Orchid Opulence, Only Orange, Yo Yo Yellow, black
Accessories: Scallop Edge punch, glue dots, mini brads (non SU