Wednesday, January 23, 2008

More Samples from Traning Day

so I promised you more pictures of what we made Saturday at training day so here are a couple. This first card uses one of my favorite color combinations, pink and chocolate. I just love them together. The card base is regal rose, boho background is stamped on the base in chocolate ink. The square is made up of 4 different pretty in pink prints designer paper. The many thanks is one of the new Sale-a-bration stamps and of course you have to use the scalloped punch. The ribbon is chocolate taffeta. I love the taffeta ribbon because it's almost two toned. The edges are slightly lighter than the rest of the ribbon.
The next project was pure genius. If you've ever ordered the designer paper you know it comes with a thin piece of cardboard to make the package sturdier. Well for this project we used that cardboard to create the base of this magnetic notepad holder. The back was cut and we glued two pieces of cardboard together then covered it with the designer paper. We used sticky strip to attach the clothes pin to hold the pencil. You can see we also got to use the new felt flowers to decorate the clothes pin. We used the crop-a-dile to punch a hole at the top for ribbon and to punch two holes in the side to hold the paper. We used sticky magnetic strip for the back. There was no stamping on this project but it was so much fun and so easy. I'm kicking myself for always throwing away that piece of cardboard! p.s. did you know that if you click on the pictures on my blog you get a larger picture and you can see more details ... I just learned that by accident.

Monday, January 21, 2008

Becoming a Stampin' UP! Demonstrator

If you have ever considered the idea of becoming a Stampin' UP! demonstrator I encourage you to come to my opportunity night on January 30th. We will start at 6:30pm and be done around 8pm. This night is about answering your questions about the business. Now is a great time to sign up because you will start your business during Sale-a-bration so not only do you get an additional free set of your choice out of the Spring/Summer Catalog but your customers will be excited to get free sale-a-bration stamp sets.

If you plan on attending or would like more information please call or email me.

Saturday, January 19, 2008

Birthday Whimsy

Here's a few more Sale-a-bration samples. These cards all use the Birthday whimsy stamp set. I didn't have a good Birthday stamp set and this worked perfect for male and female cards. it's also very easy to work with because it's a bold stamp. You don't need to watercolor or use markers unless you want to.

I've got more samples but I'll have to show them to you later. I'm still processing information from mini training day.

I'm all Fired UP!!

After spending the day with other Stampin' Up! demonstrators how could I not be all fired up! I'm so inspired by these wonderful ladies. We have ladies in the group that are going full throttle in their business earning cruise with sales and recruiting and we have other ladies that are happy to make their minimums and get the discount and then we have several that fall somewhere in the middle (like me). We all have different ideas to share and it is so much fun to be around people who love stamping as much as you do!

So I'm inspired and ready for Sale-a-bration. I can't wait to show you some of the awesome projects. Here are a few cards using my favorite Scalloped circle punch, and the set that coordinates with it. Remember you can only get this set for FREE during sale-a-bration. It will not be in the fall/winter catalog.

If you haven't already seen the options for Sale-a-bration here is the link to the catalog. Now is the best time of the year to place orders and book workshops. Call to schedule yours!!

Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Stampin' Up! Training Day

This Saturday I get to attend a Stampin' Up! training day put on by other demonstrators in my group. I'm so excited to go and learn from some of the best demo's in the area. We will talk business, have chocolate and of course stamp. I should come home with lots of great ideas at stamping events there is always swapping. this is my swap for the training day, I made 20 of them. I don't know about other demonstrators but I always get nervous when I'm designing my swaps because I know they are going to be judged by my peers. I hope everyone likes them. Training day and other stamping events are just one of the great perks of being a demonstrator. It feels good to love what you do!!

Stamp Sets: Polka Dots and Blossoms (I think that's what it's called), Define Your Life

Paper: Taken with Teal, Apricot appeal, pumpkin pie cardstock

Ink: pumpkin pie, taken with teal

accessories: scalloped punch, circle punches, double rectangle punch, apricot ribbon, white gel pen, paper piercer.

My husband Steve says that the scalloped punch is the most over used tool. I guess I'm using it too much--what do you thing?


About 4-6 times a year I swap with fellow Stampin' UP! demonstrators. Usually when a new catalog comes out we pick a set and make 4 cards with it. That way we can see different samples using sets that we may not have. It's also great because we all have a different style of stamping. It is through these swaps that I get most of my samples that you all love looking at during workshops. This is one of my swaps using the Happy Heart Day stamp set. I loved this little butterfly. The butterfly in the scalloped circle has dazzling diamonds on it, but it's hard to see in the picture.

Stamp Set: Happy Heart Day
Paper: Chocolate Chip, Pretty in Pink, very vanilla cardstock
Ink: Chocolate Chip, Pretty in Pink
Accessories: blender pen, dazzling diamonds, scalloped punch, 1 1/4 circle punch, 1 3/8 circle punch, chocolate satin ribbon (theater originals)

1st class at Indpls Library

Last night was my first of about 15 free classes that will be offered at different branches of Marion County Libraries. Check your local branch to see what date I'll be there. Did I mention these classes are FREE! We made three projects. The purple valentine's day card was one of them. I used the Happy Heart Day stamp set. I love this elephant. I didn't want to color him in so I used the "piecing technique". Basically you stamp the image on two different sheets of cardstock. You cut the image out (trying to stay right on the line which I'm not great at) and glue on top of other cardstock. On the purple card I just used a solid color cardstock, on the Taken with teal cardstock I stamped the card stock to make the elephant have a design. This is a lot of fun to do with the designer paper but I'm waiting on my order to come in with my new designer paper so I had to make my own pattern using a wheel. This set is so much fun to use, and is so much more than just Valentine's Day!

Thursday, January 10, 2008

Valentine Card Class by Mail

Okay here's the deal with the Class by Mail:

Cost $18 you get the precut cardstock and accesories with the mouse image prestamped for you. What you need to complete the card is some method of coloring and adhesive.

Cost $32 you get the Happy Heart Day Stamp Set, all the precut cardstock and accesories to make the card shown. All you need to complete the card is adhesive, black ink, and some form of coloring.

I will be taking orders for this class until Monday Jan 14th, that way you have would recieve your kit the week of Feb 4th so you would have plenty of time to make the cards.

Monday, January 7, 2008

New Website

I have an official Stampin' UP! website. It has my calendar of events, project ideas and other cool stuff--check it out.

Neutrals Club

I know in my newsletter I just gave you a teaser of some of the things I was working on, well now here are some details.

The cost of the Neutrals Club is$30. The cost includes tax and shipping.

You will get a sampling of the different neutral 8 1/2 x 11 cardstock, neutral ribbon and neutral accessories. See the list below.

6 sheets Whisper White Card Stock
6 sheets Very Vanilla Cardstock
6 sheets Kraft card stock
6 sheets Naturals White
6 sheets Confetti white
1 sheet Shimmery White
6 sheets Naturals Ivory
6 sheets Confetti Cream
4 sheets Glossy White
1 sheet Brushed gold
1 sheet Brushed silver
1 sheet Brushed copper
30 Gold brads
30 Silver brads
2 yards 5/8 inch very vanilla grosgrain ribbon
2yrds Whisper white taffeta ribbon
2yrds Kraft taffeta ribbon
13 Neutral buttons
8 Clear buttons

This is a great way to try out some of the different paper that Stampin' Up! offers.

I need 6 people and I have two already so call or email me if you are interested.

Thursday, January 3, 2008

Happy New Year

As you can see from the lack of blog posts, I've spent the last several weeks enjoying my family. I've just started working again on projects for January. Tomorrow is the New Catalog party. IF you haven't already RSVPd you can still do that today. I'm also working on projects for classes I'm doing at the Marion County libraries and Broadripple park. I'll be posting pictures and dates for that soon.

One of the projects I've been working on is perfect for the new year. it's a magnetic calendar. I ordered the chipboard coasters, which can be used for many different projects, and I ordered the 2008 calendar from a website called It's a neat website that has lots of different stuff, and they ship fast!!

The time spent with friends calendar will be one of the projects at tomorrow's party. Hope to see you there.