Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Stampin' with my fellow Demos

I love to get together and stamp with my friends and I was lucky enough to spend last Sunday afternoon doing just that. Four of us stamped, chatted and of course we ate. We each designed two projects for the others to make. It's great because we get to play with stamp sets that we may not own ourselves!

The first two cards were designed by Kendra. The pumpkin card uses a technique we learned just a few weeks ago at Regionals. We colored the pumpkin using a little bit of the pastel and mixing it with crystal effects. The skeleton card was so quick and easy, the polk a dot is a window sheet!

Annette designed the bottom card, I love the orange dog!

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Stampin' UP! Clearance Rack

Oh my goodness!! Check out the clearance rack on my by clicking here. Go to shop now, then clearance rack.
There are some great holiday products; fall paper, felt flurries, rub-ons and ribbon! The clearance items are only available while supplies last so don't wait long.

Pumpkin Patch Versatilty

I love to look at blogs just as much as everyone else. As I was browsing last week I saw a couple cards and had to stop and make these two cards. I got the idea to use the pumpkin patch stamp set to make balloons and Christmas ornaments from Jill's website here. She even has samples of flowers. I never would have thought to do that. My cards are different but the idea is the same.

Monday, September 28, 2009

My Digital Studio

I'm so excited that on October 1st you will be able to purchase My Digital Studio. This is one of the coolest new product lines that Stampin' UP! has come out with. Many of you have heard me say that I'm a card and gift maker first and a scrapbooker second. I can't wait to use it!

To see a video to learn a a little more about what is offered in My Digital Studio click here.

Did you know that you can also get this product for HALF PRICE!

Host a workshop of at least $400 and get My Digital Studio for 50 percent off the retail price (retail price: $79.95; promotional price: $39.97) when you use your free hostess dollars!

Call today to book your workshop, so that you can start on some fabulous Christmas presents!

Emma's Kids Class was a HIT!

We had so much fun Saturday afternoon. I got a huge kick out of my daughter teaching her friends to stamp. She was very proud of the projects she designed and wasn't a bit shy when telling her friends what to do. But I think her favorite part might have been getting to wear my Stampin' UP! apron. All of the kids were happy with their creations, and after stamping we had to have some chocolate! We had brownies as our snack.

Friday, September 25, 2009

Cool embossing folder!

I love this! I tried to get a really good picture that would show the embossing well but I didn't capture how beautiful it is in person. Click on the picture to enlarge it, that will help.
I used shimmery white paper and ran it though the big shot with the embossing folder then used a sponge dauber to rub a little pastel color on the image. Tied a ribbon, stamped a sentiment and voila a beautiful card. Who said making beautiful cards had to be time consuming?

Thursday, September 24, 2009

More pastels

I love you use the pastels. They were one of my first purchases, because you got all the colors and you could do so many techniques with them. This technique is the poppin' pastels and old favorite that is often over looked. Stamp the image using versamark and then pounce the pastels onto the image using a sponge or my favorite a sponge dauber. A great way to get multiple colors on one image. I used a wheel for this main focal point. (wheels another great thing often overlooked)
Maybe I should just start blogging about all the old stuff that so many of us have but we never use because we get so excited about the new products.
What's one product or technique that you'd forgotten about or don't use anymore?

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Pastel Truck

So I still haven't figured out all the ends and outs of the Flip Video Camera. I know how to record I just don't know how to edit and post to youtube very well. I have a video that shows me making this card with the pastels but I couldn't post it here. I'll work on it some more. . .
My favorite part of this card is the wheel I used for the road. It's actually a wheel that is meant to be used with letters, but my son suggested it be used for a road last time he was using this set. Of course it confirmed what I knew already. . .he's a genius!

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Card Kit--individual cards.

Here are the cards individually. I love the little bird on each card! If you click on the picture, it enlarges the image and you can see the glitter. Remember you can order until the end of September.

Monday, September 21, 2009

New Card Kit

Here's a fun card kit that uses the season of friendship stamp set. This kit gives you a card for every season. In real life they sparkle with dazzling diamonds!
Cost of the kit is $15 plus
You can also purchase these cards premade for $20 --they make a great gift!
Shipping is $5
Orders must be placed by Sept 30th

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Last of the Swaps

Two beautiful cards made with the same stamp set, showing two different seasons! Love the versatility!

The three focal images are punched from a wheeled image. I love our stampin' wheels and sometimes they get overlooked. Don't forget about all the fun stuff you can do with them. . .they are more than just a background.

Love this color combo. . . which is also in the card below.

Friday, September 18, 2009

More Swaps from Regionals

love the texture plate, love the ornament, love the colors. I think I'm going to have to try to make this one myself.
Have I expressed the deep desire I have to own the Medallion stamp to all of you. It's beautiful!

Non traditional colored Christmas card, and I love it. I love these fun, old fashion looking ornaments. And in these colors they remind me of hard candies. yummy!

This is a cool wax paper resist technique. We also learned how to do it at regionals, if you want to know too then book a workshop and I'll teach you and your friends!

Thursday, September 17, 2009

A few swaps from Regionals

Christmas tag made with the topnote and the single stamp called Dasher, I saw so many great cards using this stamp that I had to order it! It's only $8.95!

I love these cupcakes and the color combo is awesome!

Simple Christmas card, made using traditional Christmas cards. My husband always gives me a hard time about making Christmas cards that aren't red and green.

This has a carmel apple sucker in it, who wouldn't want to get that for Halloween!!!

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Fall Class Schedule

I've posted the Fall class schedule on the side bar of the blog.  I will be posting pictures of the projects as they get closer.  I want to make the classes work for you, I'm still deciding what to offer in the camps and if I should also offer morning classes.  I need your help.

Post a comment answering these three questions and I will draw one name to win a free stamp camp pass or Christmas card stamp a stack pass.

1.What is the best day and time for you to come to a class?

2.  Is there a technique you would like to learn?

3.  Do you prefer cards, scrapbooks, gifts or something else as projects?

thanks for helping me make the class offering better!  If you have any other ideas I'd love to hear them!

My swaps for regionals

One of the great things about any Stampin' Up! event is swapping with other demonstrators. I learn so much from seeing what other people make. These were my swaps. I did 4.25 x 4.25 cards (I like this size because the still fit in a regular envelope). I
I ended up making two slightly different cards, basically because I got tired of punching out the oval. The strange this is I think I like the one without the oval better. What do you think /
I also made about 10 covered notepads. These are great little pads for lists. I made two different versions. . .which do you like better?

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Halloween Treats

Here are the Halloween treats we'll be making on Tuesday the 29th at 6:30. Plus I'll be showing some fun ideas for Thanksgiving and Christmas. You know the holidays are just around to corner, time to start planning. . . .

If you are planning to come Tuesday please RSVP by Sunday the 27th!

Monday, September 14, 2009

Kid's Stamping Class--

Emma (my daughter) will be teaching a Kid's stamping class on Saturday September 26th at 2:30. She designed the projects herself (I think they are pretty cute!). Each attendee will make a card, treat bag and name magnet. Emma is doing this to raise money for the Junior League of Indianapolis. I hope you will come and support her.
When: Sept 26th 2:30-4p
Where: my house
Cost: $10
RSVP by Sept 24th

Stampin' UP! Regionals--I'm so inspired

On Saturday I went to Stampin' UP!'s regional training event in Cincinnati. I learned so much and I can't wait to show you some of the fun WOW projects. I even got to meet Shelli Gardner the co-founder of Stampin' UP! She's an incredible woman, and reminded us all of the importance of the relationships we make while we are in this business.
Everyone who attended got the set Berry Christmas, and we used that to create several beautiful make and takes. This was my third regional event and I think these were my favorite of all the make and takes. I really love the color combo!

Yep we even got to make a scrapbook page! There are still two make and takes that I haven't put together yet because I got busy looking at all the great sample boards.

It is so much fun to spend the day with fellow stampers! And I have a great group of fellow demonstrators! The regional training is just one of the great perks of being a demonstrator, if you'd like to join us and become a demonstrator please let me know and I can give you all the details, I'd love to have you join us.

I'm so excited about sharing some of these ideas with you that I can't wait any longer, so I'm offering a special for Hostess the book an in home workshop next week. I have Sept 21, 22, and 24 available. If you hostess a workshop and have at least $150 in sales you can pick and additional $10 worth of free product out of the catalog. Contact me today!

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Projects from Stampin' Therapy

Here are the projects we made last week at Stamp Therapy. We had a lot of fun and it felt so good to stamp again!

This matchbook style Halloween treat is super easy and very high on cute factor. I used the set Pumpkin Patch from the new mini, it has lots of great faces. Kids will love using this stamp set. The matchbook is easy enough that you could make a bunch of these in no time!

This is the technique we did. We stamped the image using stazon ink on glossy white paper. Then used a white crayon to create highlights. Then we sponged ink on top and blended the colors together. I used soft suede, dusty durango and crushed curry; three of our new incolors that are perfect for fall.

I know you've seen a version of this card before. This time I used brushed silver paper instead of the shimmery white paper and I still think it beautiful. No matter how many Christmas cards you mail out, this card is simple enough to make in mass quantities that you could make your own cards!

The cards below were made at Stamp Therapy by my 7 year old daughter. The only think I did to help was tie ribbon! I think she did great. I'd show you the matchbox that she made but she had already given it away by the time I took pictures :)