Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Friday's the last day!

Hi everyone, I've been taking a little hiatis from stamping for a few days. After 250 + cards in 3 days I needed a little break.

But I didn't want you to miss out so that's why I'm posting today.

Friday is the last day to order from the spring mini catalog so if there is anything you want to order please let me know by 7:00 pm Friday night.

Also I'm having a Stampin Up opportunity night on Monday May 3rd at 6:30 pm.

If you've ever thought about becoming a demonstrator this is a great event to come to! All you questions will be answered. We'll have refreshments, prizes and you'll even get the chance to make a card. Please let me know by Saturday night if you would like to attend the opportunity night. It will be held at my house in Gill.

Have a fantastic day and I promise I'll be back soon with an actual project.

Saturday, April 24, 2010

Super Saturday Sketch!

Good morning everybody! What a crazy, crazy week it has been! Sorry for no posts. After today it should get better for a little while.
So I have my Super Saturday sketch. I hope that you all play along! If you do use my super saturday sketch. Send me an email with a pic and I'll post it here on my blog for everybody to see.

Remember that this is just a starting point to get you started. I can't wait to see what you come up with!
Alright have a great day! I'm off to make baby announcements, just another event in a LONG string of them this week. I've probably made over 250 cards this week and that's only been sense Thursday night. Whoooo! (insert, brushing brow here). I think I'll take a well deserved break tomorrow and spend it with my family.

Have a great day!

Saturday, April 17, 2010

Super Saturday Sketch

Good Saturday morning to you! Today I'm going to share my Super Saturday  Sketch with you and I would love for you to play along. If you make a card or scrapbook page using this sketch send me an email with a pic and I'll post it here on my blog.
Today's sketch actually came from someone else's card. Renee is a super talented lady and I admire her work very much. I needed a card for a workshop I was doing. I fell in love with Renee's card so I changed it up just a little by leaving off all the sparkles and corduroy buttons, only because the group of ladies I was doing this project where all first timers so I didn't want to overwhelm them. They absolutely loved the card! And the colors went perfectly with the hostess' house, it was pretty neat.
Here is the card we did at the workshop.

I love this stamp set, I use it all the time! If you don't have upsy daisy, you really should!

Alright so let's see what you can do with the Super Saturday Sketch and remeber that this is just a starting point, you never know where it's going to take you.

Have a great day,I'm off to try and spend some quality time with my girls!
Happy Stampin,

Friday, April 16, 2010

April workshop project

I have a workshop tonight. This is 1 of the 2 projects that we will be doing. I think that this bookmark is really cute and it's pretty easy too! You could right a personal note on the back and then give this to someone special  in your life. I think they would be super cute small gifts for friends.
I used cottage wall designer paper. I think this paper is so beautiful!

I used the circle scallop punch and the 1 3/8 circle punch. I thought using old olive for the circle scallop punch really brought out the green in the designer paper.

Look what you can do, just by using dimensionals on the scallop circle punch in the right places on the back you can hook the top of the bookmark over the top of your book!

I hope that you enjoy this project and that the guests at tonights workshop like it too!

Have a great day and happy stampin!

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Goodbye Mellow Moss, Almost Amethyst, Lovely Lilac - Hello Blissful Bride!

So for the next few weeks I am going to be featuring retiring  colors. Why? Well because I can! And I'm going to miss some of these colors so I want to use them while I still can. Remember that if you want some of these retiring colors, order them soon so you don't miss out. Don't forget to get a matching ink refill and cardstock too!
So I'm saying goodbye to retiring colors and saying hello to a new stamp set that will be available next month! The stamp set is called blissful bride and it's a very sweet stamp set.
That's one of the benefits of being a Stampin Up demonstrator. I get to pre-order products before they are available to the general public. If you would like more information on becoming a demonstrator, call or email me or better yet, join me at my opportunity night on Monday May 3rd at 6:30 pm at my house. Please rsvp by May 1st.
This is a very simple card, but you should see all the shimmer on it. I used the frost white shimmer paint on the centers of the flowers, on the scallops on the circle scallop and on the bottom boarder. I also used a new product called smooch spritz on the almost amethyst cardstock, it just sparkles. With this product you can now have shimmery paper in any color you want, jus by spraying it on your favorite colored cardstock!

I colored in the flowers with blender pens and my ink pads.
Wouldn't these make great wedding thank you's, a great birthday card, a thinking of you or get well card.
This next photo is blurry, but I wanted to show you how much shimmer really is on the card.

That's it for today.
Have a great day and happy Stampin!

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Eastern Blooms Card Kit class or FREE with a qualified order.

Whether for Mother’s Day or for any day, this Eastern Blooms card set makes the perfect gift. The bright bold colors of the Thoroughly Modern DP add such a beautiful splash of color to the oversized cards, coordinating envelopes and gusseted envelope holder that your recipients are sure to be wowed! Please bring your own adhesive & dimensionals.

Date: Thursday May 6th

Time: 6:30 pm

Cost: $25.00

Location: My house in Gill MA

Please email me to sign up for this class:
Can't make it to the class? Then you have 2 other options:
 Class to Go kit - Includes all the paper and accessories needed, plus step by step directions in pdf format. The kit to go is $25.00 + $5.00 shipping. If your local and can pick up your kit no shipping will be applied.

Eastern Blooms Card Kit by mail


Make a purchase of $50.00 (before s&h and tax) on-line through my website and receive the directions for FREE via email in pdf format. This does not include anything but the step by step directions to make the projects.


• Stamps: Eastern Blloms and Full of Life

• Ink: Soft Suede, Rose Red and Bermuda Bay Classic inks

• Paper: Thoroughly Modern DP, Whisper White CS, Rose Red CS and Bermuda Bay CS, Gusseted Envelopes

• Accessories: Sticky Strip, Snail adhesive, Stampin’ Dimensionals, Crystal Effects, Dazzling Diamonds Glitter, Grid paper, paper snips, paper-piercing tool, mat pack, bone folder, Stamp-a-ma-jig, Stampin’ Scrub and Mist, paper trimmer and Scoring blade, Stamping Sponges, 3/16” corner Rounder punch, Scallop Edge Punch,Extra Large Two Step Bird punch, Soft Suede Polka Dot ½” Grosgrain ribbon, Dazzling Diamonds glitter; Non SU supplies: A10 envelopes (4 1/8" x9 1/2")

Thanks to all who have purchased the kit or made a qualifying order on my website already!
Have a great day and happy stampin!

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Big News from Stampin UP!

I am pleased and excited to announce that Stampin UP is doing a color renovation! The color renovation will take affect with the new catalog in July! So let's break this down a little bit. First Stampin Up is retiring 30 of their colors to make room for some exciting new ones!
So if you like or have any of the colors on the retiring list, I suggest that you get the ink pads, refills and  cardstock before it retires. These products are usually first come first served and when they run out they are gone for good!

So get these colors before they are gone!

Next is our new color line. They will not be called color families anymore, they will be called color collections.
There will be 4 color collections with 10 colors in each collection.
The collections will be:
Brights Collection
Neutrals Collection
Regals Collection
Subtles Collections

These collections will consist of the existing colors that will not be retiring, they are also bringing back 10 past In-colors (insert squealing here) and adding 5 BRAND NEW COLORS.
I am super excited I can hardly stand it!

And on top of all of this we will be getting 5 brand new In-colors come July. And here is a bit of news about the In-colors: they will be out for 2 years instead of 1. The first set of 5 will be released in July. Then a year from July another 5 will be released for a total of 10 In-colors. When the 3rd set of Incolors come out the first will retire. Isn't that fun!

I know that is a lot of information to take in, so if you have any questions please feel free to call or email me.

Monday, April 12, 2010

Something very different for me.

Tonight is stamp club at my house and I've been wanting to show my club members how to make this card probably for over a year now, well this is when it seemed to finally fit in so this is one of the projects they will be doing tonight. Even though this is very much out of my comfort zone, it was fun to make. I could see these being perfect invitations to a summer party or the perfect birthday card for a friend who likes fruity drinks. I also made it into a pocket card, so they are getting double techniques on this card. I was also thinking of making it into a scratch & sniff card, but I figured this is going to take us long enough as it is.
When you pull on the library clip, this is what comes out!

And here is the card with the pull out side by side.

I just realized that this card is missing it's umbrella and straw in the picture. How did I miss that. So just imagine one of those drink umbrellas and a straw in the cup.

I like how you can see the limes, floating in the cup.
Change the color of the cup to yellow and you could have lemonad, green and you have a margerita, white and you have milk and you could add an oreo next to it.
So that's my idea for today!

Have a great day and happy stampin!

Sunday, April 11, 2010

My entry for the Super Saturday sketch challenge

Today's card can be found in my etsy shop.

Hi everybody. The weather here today has turned beautiful! It's so sunny out and it's warmed up nicely, but the wind is making it seem cooler then it really is.
I'm going to share with you today,what I cam up with using my Super Saturday sketch challenge from yesterday. Now remember that the sketch is just a place for you to start. My card I changed the placement of the circle & scallop circle, because I used bigger circles and they didn't look right off to the side like the sketch  implied.
The colors of this card are nice and springy (I know that's not really a word, but I've been know to make up words on occasion).
The flowers where done with the watercolor crayons, directly to the stamp.

The background is stamped with the pretty petals background stamp with versamark. I used the big shot to make the circle and the scallop circle. I love my big shot!

I added some ribbon, brads and some designer paper and called it done!

Now let's see what you can do with the sketch challenge.

Have a great day and happy stampin!

Saturday, April 10, 2010

Super Saturday Sketch

Good Saturday morning to you. By the time most of you read this, I will officially have my taxes done!!!!
Today I'm sharing with you the sketch for today. Please feel free to play along and if you do, email me a picture of your card and I'll post it here for everybody to see. The idea of these Super Saturday sketches are to give you some inspiration and some ideas to get you started stamping. I know I have a lot of customers who will tell me, I just don't know where to start or I'm having a non-creative day. Well use this challenge, it'll get you started!

Remember to use this as a jumping off point and see where it takes you. There are no right or wrongs with this challenge. I would love to see what you do with it.

Have a great weekend and happy stampin!

Friday, April 9, 2010

April Awards for my downline

Today I have a super migrain. So I had to pull something off my computer to show you. No creative juices when my head is screaming! So I thought I would show you the prizes my downline (demonstrators who have signed up under me) received at our meeting on Monday.
This first one was for one of my downline who recruited a new downline in March, so I made this bag for her. Isn't that designer paper beautiful? I stamped and punched "way to go" and wrote a personal note on the back just for her. Inside the bag was a package of sweet pea stitched felt.
And here is what the back looked like. Just like the front,just with no tag.

These other gift bags where for our new demonstrators who signed up in March. I love these bags. I always keep a bunch of these on hand. All you have to do is add a tag and your ready to go!
In these bags where: 2 way glue pen, dazzling diamond glitter and adhesive remover.

So those are my samples for today, maybe they'll give you some ideas of quick gift giving packaging.

Tomorrow is tax day for me, so I'll be focusing on that tonight and tomorrow.

Have a great day! Happy stampin!

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Happy Anniversary cards!

Happy Thursday to all of you! Today I'm going to share an anniversary card with you. I had my monthly downline meeting this past Monday and one of the things we got to celebrate was anniversaries this month. We had 3 of them to celebrate! So each of the women received this card for their anniversary of when they signed up to become a Stampin Up demonstrator! I did postcard style cards. I think it's a nice change sometimes from a full card. If I where going to mail these, I still would put them in an envelope. They would never actually make it to the person in one piece if you mailed them like a postcard.
So the one's that I'm showing you today are anniversary cards, but I also made up a bunch of these that say thank you instead of anniversary. I love when I come up with a great card and then I can just switch out the sentiment and use it for a totally different occasion.

Supplies used:
Stamp set: pretty petals background stamp, flight of the butterfly, teeny tiny wishes
Cardstock: Orchid Opulence, celery, whisper white
Ink: Orchid Opulence, Elegant Eggplant, Versamark
Accessories: Butterfly punch, whisper white ribbon, scallop trim boarder punch, dimensionals, adhesive

Today on my downline site, it's Thankful Thursday. Thankful  Thursday is when they make a thank you card and then mail it to someone who they are thankful for. Make a Thank you card today and send me a pic, I'll post it here. Be sure to mail it out to someone to let them know how thankful you are for them. It might just make their day!

I have some very exciting news to share with you. I'll try to get to it either later today or tomorrow.

Have a great day and happy stampin!

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Upcoming Punch Class and Super Saturday sketch entry.

Good sunny Tuesday to all of you. We are supposed to be getting some rain showers today, but I'll take the sun while it's out.
Today I have a sample from my upcoming punch class. Registration for the punch class is due by April 19th!

April Punch Class
April 29th
Class fee: $35.00
 (includes a $15.95 punch of your choice and a journal to start a punch book)
Registration w/payment due by the 19th
Please bring your own adhesive & dimensionals

Aren't those pansies just beautiful? If you want to learn how to make these and 2 other projects sign up soon! Spaces are limited!

As you can see I used my Super Saturday sketch for this card. I had this card done last week and the funny thing is Lucia, who has participated pretty freaquently in my sketch and color combination challenges did a card extreamly similar. It's so funny how 2 people can come up with an idea so close to each other.
Here is Lucia's entry for my Super Saturday Sketch challenge.

Really the only differences is that Lucia flipped the sketch and used a different ribbon and a different punch for the leaves and her pansies are darker in color. Great card Lucia, thanks for playing along.

Have a great day and happy stampin!

Saturday, April 3, 2010

Super Saturday Sketch and run don't walk!

Today over on my downline site they receive a sketch challenge and seeing that I've been out enjoying the beautiful day with my family and I don't have a sample to share with you, I thought you might like the chance to play along with the sketch.
If you use this sketch, send me an email with a picture and I'll post it here on my blog for all to see. Remeber this is just a starting point to use for inspiration.
I can't wait to see what you come up with! I'll try to have a sample posted either tomorrow or Monday, using this sketch.

I tried to post yesterday to my blog, but blogger was being difficult and not allowing me to. But here is what I wanted to tell you.

Run, don't walk over to my website, to see all the new clearance items that Stampin Up has listed. These items are up to 60% off and there is some really great things to pick from.

Click on "shop now" in the upper right hand corner of my site and then click on clearance rack. I promise you don't want to miss out on all the good deals. These items can only be ordered on my online store and they are ONLY WHILE SUPPLIES LAST.

Have a great day and happy stampin!