Friday, November 19, 2010

Migrain yesterday - Scrapbook page today!

Sorry I didn't post yesterday. I had a really bad migraine. To the point that I couldn't function at all! But I'm back today and I have a scrapbook page to share with you. This scrapbook page could be used for several different occasions. "A star is born" "Our super star" are a couple that come to mind. I used the large and small star punches and punched out different color and sized stars! I love how bright this layout is.
 Here is the left page.
 Here is the right page.
 And here is a close up of a star that I made using our thick window sheets and our big shot and stars big shot die. I added a red corduroy brad to the center and a blue small star. I love that I can make my own embellishments that you would pay big bucks for in the craft store.
I hope you like it. Have a great day and happy stampin!

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Another Christmas card

Happy Thurs............... oh I mean Wednesday. Man what a busy week and it's only Wed. I really thought it was Thursday with how busy it's been lately.
Today I'm going to share a Christmas card sample with you, that we did at a workshop last night. When I made the card I had our hostess in mind and when I told her that and then pulled out the card to show everyone, you wouldn't believe how excited she got. She loved it so much  that this will be her Christmas card this year.
I chose non-traditional Christmas colors and I have to tell you I love these colors.
The other part about this card that I absolutely love (and if you know me, you know what I'm going to say) is that there is glitter all over this card. I love how it sparkles!
This picture does this card, NO justice.
I love the little hint of old olive with the ribbon. And I'm not sure if you can see it or not but I also added the self-adhesive rhinestones after the "merry". I wish you could all see this card in person to see how pretty it really is.

That's all the time I have today,
Happy stampin!

Monday, November 15, 2010

Simply Amazing Starter Kit - 50% off!

If you've ever had any thought about signing up to become a demo, then today and the next 2 weeks is the time to do it! The starter kit with over $300.00 worth of products and business supplies is now only $87.50!  Yes you heard me right $87.50. It's worth signing up, just to get all those products at a discounted price. And remember that the starter kit is customizable too! You can change stamp sets for other stamp sets of the same price or lower! Ink colors and card stock colors can also be changed!
So whether you want to have a full time career, a little extra money for the holidays, earn trips for free, or just want the discount on your favorite Stampin Up products, NOW is the time to do it.
If you have any questions about this promotion, please don't hesitate to call or email me.

You can also sign up online, right on my Stampin Up website. You will need a password to sign up online. That password is Angela Riddell.

Well that's it for today. Have a great day and happy stampin!

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Another Baby Shower card

Today I have another baby card  for you. Again this is probably not you're normal baby shower card. I used darker colors again for this one. I do think that the glitter in the turtles help to make it a bit softer though.
Pretty simple card, I used fox and friends stamp set. I really like this paticular stamp set. I used old olive and always artichoke together.
It's supposed to be a beautiful day today, I hope you get to get out and enjoy it.
Have a great day! Happy stampin.

Saturday, November 13, 2010

2nd vintage ornament scrapbook page

Happy Saturday! The other day I showed you a scrapbook page I did with our decor stencils. Like I said the other day, I ended up doing a 2nd page to it (because that's just me, I like symmetry.).
So I thought I would share that with you today! So here is the 2nd page, very similar to the first.
 And here is both pages together. This 2 page scrapbook layout is available in my etsy store! Go on over and check it out. This would make a fantastic present for anybody who likes to take pictures or anybody who likes to scrapbook. All they'll have to do is throw in their pictures.
I hope you have a fantastic day and happy stampin!

Friday, November 12, 2010

Friends Never Fade

Good Friday morning to you! What a busy week it's been, how about you? Today I have a "friends" card for you. Do you have one of those really special friendships in you life? This card would fit perfectly. I really like the color combination of marina mist, crumb cake, whisper white and daffodil delight.
I really like the giant "scallops" I made using a circle punch and taping them next to each other. On the crumb cake card stock, I used versa mark to give it that tone on tone affect.

Well that's it for today.
I hope you have a great day and happy stampin!


Thursday, November 11, 2010

Happy Vetern's Day! and a Christmas scrapbook page

Hi Everyone,
Happy Veteran's day to you! I hope you've all had the opportunity to take a minute and really be thankful for all the men and women who have served our country or still are serving. I'm very thankful for them and their families for giving me the freedom that I have, even to the simple things like enjoy a hobby like stamping without anybody telling me it's forbidden. We truly are very blessed to live in the country we live in and that might not be the case without all of our soldiers.

Ok off of my soap box and onto the project of the day! A scrapbook page! I haven't scrapbooked for about a year! I love scrapbooking and when I was getting my scrapbook ready to go to a workshop tonight, I realized how much I missed doing it. So after I was done packing for the workshop, I decided to do a quick page and I have to say that I really love it!
I used chocolate chip, real red, baja blue and wild wasabi. I also used our ornament stencils from our decor elements line as well as the big shot for the words. If you look closely you can see that I also used our shimmer paint and one of the stencils on the chocolate chip card stock as well as on the baja and wasabi photo boarders. I'll probably make a matching page to go with it, because I'm not a huge fan of 1 page layouts. I need the symmetry of a 2 page layout! Crazy I know.
The best part is that I have a page already to go for this Christmas, so all I'll have to do is slap in some pictures!

I hope you all have a great day and happy stampin!


Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Not your traditional baby card.

Happy Wednesday to you! I can't believe that it's already Wednesday. Yesterday was such a busy, fun, jammed packed day for me. But I am glad it's over too. I did art class yesterday at Kayla's school and those kids are so much fun. I love how the really get into their art projects. Unfortunately I can't show pictures on-line without parents permission so I can't share me fun with you. But I can share their projects, so maybe every once in a while I'll share with you.
 Today I have a little bit of picking up to do around the house. I'm thinking dishes, a little laundry and a quick vacuum around the house. Then I have to make a baby shower card for this weekend.

So today I have a baby card to show you. This card is not your traditional baby card, let me explain. A friend of mine had a baby back in August ( I know, bad friend who is just getting to give her a gift). My friend's favorite color is purple. I didn't have any purple designer paper besides the new concord crush so I paired it with basic grey. So needless to say it's a lot darker then most baby cards would be, but I think she'll like it and that's what really matters.
I used the designer pack of paper that you can get as a level 1 hostess (only $150.00 in sales needed to qualify). I also used the new concord crush twill ribbon. I'm not sure if you can see them or not, but I also added 3 rhinestone jewels to the bottom right corner. I used the hippopotamus from pun fun. I think she's super cute. I colored her in with my blender pen and ink ( I think my blender pen was pretty dried out though, which makes the color not blend so well). I'm off to do my chores.
Well I hope you have a great day and happy stampin!


Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Traditional Christmas

I hope everybody is having a great day! Today I have a sample for you that we will be doing at a workshop on Thursday. They'll be making this card and a great little candy holder, using what else but the BIG SHOT!

On this card I used the new stamp set Contempo Christmas. I love how the ornament goes with our ornament punch.
I used cherry cobbler which I have to say is probably my new favorite red for Christmas cards. It's a nice deep red. I paired it with old olive, crumb cake and whisper white.

I added a stamped ornament and the sentiment "Christmas is love with all the trimmings".
This card is available in my etsy shop, go check it out!

I'm off to go teach art class at Kayla's school. I hope you all have a great day. Happy stampin!


Monday, November 8, 2010

Just believe - It's been a LOOONG time

Hey everybody, how are you? It's been quite awhile hasn't it! I had some things I went through, but I'm feeling much better and the stampin mojo is BACK double time so watch out!

Here is a card I made last night. I love how soft it looks! I added just a hint of glitter on the tips of the flowers can you see it? What do you think of the color combo? It's whisper white, crumb cake, baja breeze (so happy this color is back!) and just a hint of night of navy and pear pizzaz. This card will be available  in my etsy store later today, along with some other fantastic cards including a Christmas card set! Go check them out. You can just click on the link on the right of my blog.

My Nov & December calendar is filling up very quickly, so if you would like to book a party give me a call or shoot me an email. I'm also going to start booking for January (which is usually Sale-a-bration) so if you want to make sure you get your sale-a-bration workshop on the calendar book it soon! 

Stamp club will be starting in January, I have 1 open spot, if you want it let me know asap.

I hope that you all  have a fantastic day! Happy stampin!


Friday, August 20, 2010

August Demonstrator Meeting Project

Today I have a project for you that we did at our Demonstrator downline meeting. Once a month I host a meeting for all my demonstrators who have signed up under me to become demonstrators. This month one of my downline Nikol, was in charge of the the make and take project! This is what she came up with! Isn't it great! She added texture, we used the lots of tags die's and Navy and daffodil delight is a great color combination. Nikol works great with our big background stamps! Her cards are always beautiful and she's been a demo now for just a few months and she's already rockin it out!
If you've ever thought about becoming a demonstrator to earn some extra money, start a career, earn free products, prizes and trips. Join us at out next meeting to see what it's all about!

Have a great day and happy stampin!

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Christmas time with the greeting card kids

Ok I promise today will be the last day I post a card using the greeting card kids stamp set for a little while anyway. This one is the little Christmas girl pulling her sled with a tree in it. Such a precious image! Today I used my watercolor crayons and aqua painters to mix it up a bit. It gives her a softer look! I also used the greenhouse gala designer paper again. I didn't have any current Christmas paper yet, but look how nicely this greenhouse gala dsp lends it self to this card!
Do you love that paper flower embellishment in the top left hand corner? It was super easy to make! I added smooch spritz to it and shimmer paint to make it look vintage and antiqued!
This next one is a close up of the paper flower! If you where to buy these in the store you'd be paying $4 - $5 for a pack of 6 of them! I used a build - a - brad in the center with matching dsp from the bottom of the card.

This photo is a close up of the watercoloring!

That's it for today everybody. Enjoy your day!

Happy Stampin!

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Back to school - greeting card kids!

I have another greeting card kids card for you today! I'm enjoying this stamp set a lot! This time I used the school kids. They are so cute! I water colored them with my aqua painters and inks again, like I did on yesterday's card! I also used some of our new designer paper "greenhouse gala" I love this paper. Beautiful prints and colors!
          Can you see a "peek" of the inside of the card? See how I used the same designer paper on the inside.
This last picture shows more of the detail of the water coloring!

I'm enjoying this stamp set so much, that you should be on the look out for an upcoming water coloring class!

Have a great day and happy stampin!

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Isn't she cute?

Stamp club starts in just a few weeks! Have you signed up yet? If you would like me to save a spot for you, let me know asap!

Now I'm not much into Halloween but I had to have this stamp set and I think that this little "witch" is just super cute! I love to watercolor, I wouldn't say I'm great at it, but it's very relaxing for me. I used aqua painters and my stamp pads to color her in. I colored her dress, wild wasabi because the leaves where the same color and I didn't want to put to many extra colors into this project. After I finished watercoloring her I also add "highlights" with my white gel pen. It really gives that finishing touch to her. I also added glitter on the other side of her, which if I where to do this project again, I would not add the glitter. I think I liked it better without it. I used 3 different colored glitters, orange, green and black with my 2 way glue pen.
I'm not going to show you what project she's on, because I will be making a very similar project for hostess appreciation day and I want them to be surprised!
I hope you like my little witch!

Supplies used:
ink: wild wasabi, basic black, pumpkin pie, blush blossom, crumb cake, daffodile delight, staz-on black
stamp set: greeting card kids
accessories: aqua painters, white gel pen, big shot, circle #2 die, scallop circle #2
cardstock: watercolor paper, wild wasabi, pumpkin pie

Well that's it for today! have a great day and happy stampin!

Monday, August 16, 2010

Hostess Apreciation Invitations!

Saturday I had the chance to do a little bit of stamping. I decided to do my invitations for hostess appreciation day! I haven't stamped in about 5 to 6 months so I didn't know how easily it would come back to me. But I'm super pleased with how this card came out! I used the big shot a lot on this project and the best part was that I could run 6 to 8 pieces of paper through the big shot at a time so it saved me having to run each individual piece of paper through, wow that would have taken forever! Hostess appreciation day is probably one of my favorite events (besides club, I love, love, love club!) Hostess appreciation day is for my hostess and club members from the past year! I like to spoil them with yummy food, great projects and lots and lots of prizes! The reason I do this is because without my hostess, I wouldn't have met all the wonderful customers that I have. If you would like to be invited to next years hostess appreciation day then either: host a workshop or join one of my stamp clubs!

So do you want to see the invitation? Do ya? Hmmm? Ok here it is!
Oh I'm such a brat!

Don't you just love that new Marina Mist color! It's so beautiful.
Ok here is the card finished. I've teased long enough.

I love the new embossing folder called vintage wallpaper!

Here is a list of supplies used to make this card.
Big shot, vintage wallpaper embossing folder, circle #2 die, scallop circle #2 die
Cardstock: whisper white, so saffron, crumb cake, marina mist
Ink: marina mist
stamp set: Just believe (LOVE this stamp set)
accessories: marina mist 1/8" taffeta ribbon, so saffron brads (retired)

I hope you enjoy today's project, if so feel free to leave me a comment!

Have a great day and happy stampin!

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Tax Free Weekend!

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Enjoy your day!

Saturday, June 19, 2010

Father's Day card

Happy Saturday to you! The weather is perfect here. Bright and sunny with a nice breeze, so that it doesn't seem as hot as it is out. We are scraping and painting the side of our garage today. YUCK! but thankfully the weather is nice and it's the side of the house that's out of the sun, so I am counting my blessings.
Today I have my husbands father day card to share with you. It's super simple, but gets the point across.
I used a stamp set from the summer mini catalog. The set is called Tropical Party. I think that pretty much sums up the entire stamp set with those 2 words! I also used matching designer paper from the Island Oasis pack. I stamped a coconut drink and cut it out and threw it up on a couple dimensionals. I quickly added a library clip (retiring by the end of June, get yours now before they run out!) and tied a piece of soft suede polka dotted ribbon around it. (Also retiring by the end of June).

It's fun to use letters as the focal point of a card. And what I love about alphabet stamps is that you never run out of the most important letters like you do with stickers and  you can also make your letters in any color you want!
 Give  it a try! If you do decide to give it a try email me a pic of your project and I'll post it here on my blog.
That's it for today. MY husband should be home any minute with the primer for the garage so I've got to get off the computer before he see's his card a day early.

Have a fantastic day, enjoy your family and happy stampin!

Thursday, June 17, 2010

monkeying around

Today's sample is silly. We had a little boys birthday party a while back. He was turning 2!
We went and got him a gift and then I had to pick out a gift bag to put the gift in and when I saw this bag, I knew that I could recreate it onto a card no problem. So I made a very simple 3x3 gift card to match the bag.

I recreated the monkey out of Stampin Up punches. Various sized circles and ovals made the monkey. I used carmel, chocolate chip, white, black and ruby red cardstock.I drew in a mouth with my chocolate chip marker and that's pretty much it.
Only 13 more days to order from the retiring lists! If there is anything you want to order you can call me, email me or order right on line on my website.

Have a fantastic day and happy stampin!

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Baby Shower card #2

So yesterday I told you that I had 2 baby showers to go to on Mother's day. Well here is a card that I made for the 2nd baby shower. This was made for the great-grandma to be to give with her gift. I also made a card for my gift, but I forgot to take a picture of that card. I wanted to make this card extra special for the great -grandma. So this is what I came up with.

I tried to add all sorts of bells and whistles to this card and really go over the top. I really like the way this card came out. I used designer paper, buttons, ribbon, brads, and the big shot!

I used one of my favorite color combos for little boy cards; bashful blue, celery, and not quite navy. The boat is cut out and popped up on dimensionals. The scallop circle part is also up on dimensionals as well as the not quite navy striped designer paper layer is also up on dimensionals. Do you see my perfectly matched "thread" in my buttons? Yup that's tiny strips of cardstock to match the card! I also stamped a matching boat on the envelope.
I hope you enjoyed the project today, if you did feel free to leave a comment!
Have a great day and happy stampin!

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Baby Shower card

Back in May I had 2 baby showers to go to, both on Mother's day! Can you believe it. I made it to 1 of the 2 showers. Here is the card for the shower that I did make it to.
This card is very similar to baby shower invites I did about a year ago. I love this little bear, so super cute. I used a piece of designer paper from one of the hostess 6x6 designer paper packs from a few years ago. I added 3 half back pearls which I feel really add to the card.

I used our chocolate satin ribbon. Love this ribbon. I think that pretty in pink, chocolate chip and whisper white makes a great color combination for baby girl projects.

I think if you click on the picture it should enlarge enough that you can see that I cut out the belly and nose of the bear and popped it up on dimensionals. I also used the scallop trim punch at the bottom of the card.
That's it for today, enjoy the sunshine!
Have a great day and happy stampin!

Monday, June 14, 2010

What a busy weekend!

Wow what a busy weened it was! We picked 2 flats of strawberries on Saturday. Made 4 batches of strawberry jam, de-stemmed, washed and froze 8 gallon bags of strawberries. Sunday was my nephews birthday and father's day and I had the opportunity to meet my great neice as well!
Today's card is my nephews birthday card! I got this idea from the new catalog! Wait till you see this catalog, it is truely amazing! If you aren't part of stamp club, believe me you are going to want to be this year! I have a stamp club starting in July. If your interested give me a call or email me.
Anyway as I was saying this card came right out of the new catalog. I just changed up the colors and the size of the card. I love how they used the party hats from the set party hearty as a banner. Super creative idea!

Lots of dimensionals where used on this project! I used them on each banner and behind the "....and many more!" part. I also used one behind the red candle!

I drew in the line for the banners. I think I would do something different next time! Maybe the hemp twine or somthing.

Can you believe that I didn't use my big shot or any designer paper on this card! Just stamps, ink and cardstock. Wow!

I thought I would share a few pictures of our strawberry picking weekend.

The girls had so much fun. They both where very helpful in their own way.

Here they where posing with their precious loot! We picked 25 pounds of strawberries!
And here is what all our hard work acomplished, 29 jars of jam!

That's it for today. Hopefully the sun peeks out for a little bit today.
Have a great day and happy stampin!

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Teacher appreciation gift!

Happy Sunday morning to you! Today I have a project to show you that I did way back for teacher appreciation week! I've done this project before at one of my hostess appreciation events, but I thought it would be the perfect gift to finish off teacher appreciation week. Kayla's teacher is simply amazing! We are going to miss her next year. For teacher appreciation week I gave her a little gift everyday. Luckily she LOVES Stampin Up and she makes a scrapbook for each of the kids in her class every year. So everyday I gave her a Stampin Up product as her gift. Then on the last day I gave her this card folder, filled with thank you cards.

This is what it looks like when it's open. You can put either 4 or 5 cards with envelopes in here. I managed to cram 7 in but it was a really tight fit and I don't recommend it.

Here is a side view so you can see how each card has it's own slot in the card folder. I used the traditional apple for teacher and some left over designer paper that i had laying around. This paper is one of our 6x6 hostess level 1 print packs from a few years ago.

Here is the what the cards looked like. Each card had different designer paper on the bottom, but this is the general look of each of them. I used a simple Thank you stamp and my apple from tart and tangy stamp set.   My husband even helped me make this project! He's so good to me.  He cut out all the layers of cardstock and scored all the cardstock for the card folder.
Retiring Lists are here!  

(anything with a red x next to it is not available any more)

If there is anything you would like to order before it's gone, orders can be placed by phone or email or directly on line on my website. Click on "shop now" in the upper right hand corner.

Alright, that's it for today. Have a great day and happy stampin!

Saturday, June 12, 2010

It's been a loooooooooong time!

Hi everyone, it's been quite a while sense I last posted. Had some things to take care of in my personal life, so blogging wasn't on the list for a while. But I'm back!
Today I have a card to show you that uses a new product from the summer mini catalog! Our smooch spritz! The smooch spritz is super easy and really fun to use and it adds so much to your project!
On this card I used it on my white layers of cardstock to give it a nice shimmer.
This card was a thank you card for Kayla's teacher this year. I had everybody in the class sign it. As you can probably see from the photo someone had dirty hands when they touched it! Oh well, what are you going to do!
I used the big shot to add texture to the card and I also used the lots of tags die for the focal point of the card. I love my big shot!
 This is the first time I used my pendant park stamp set, and I have to tell you, I LOVE IT! I added a half back pearl and a small punched out flower. Both in white to give the card a bit of elegance.
I also did some paper piercing on the bottom of the tree, just for fun! If you click on the pictures you should be able to see close up, to see how shimmery the smooch spritz really is.

I used the thank you from the stamp set teeny tiny wishes! If you don't have this set, you really should. I use it all the time.

What you need to purchase to make this card:
Pendant park stamp set
teeny tiny wishes stamp set
Mellow moss ink pad (retiring at the end of June)
Chocolate chip ink pad
Whisper white, chocolate chip, kraft cardstock
Big shot, Big shot texture plate of choice, Lots of Tags die
Trio flower punch
pretties kit (retiring soon!)
Paper piercing kit
snail adhesive
Smooch Spritz (summer mini catalog)
mini glue dots

That's my sample for the day. I hope that you enjoy it and that it gives you some inspiration of your own.
Happy Stampin! and have a great day,