Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Wowzer Flower!

I'm sure you've seen Blendabilities all over Pinterest and the like.  They are amazing markers with so many possibilites.  This card is essentially a simple design with a wow effect.  The flower is of course done with the Cherry Cobbler Blendabilities.  The leaves are done with the Old Olive markers, however they are 'muted' if you will, by the piece of vellum that overlays them.  I stamped the sentiment in Stazon Ink directly to the Vellum.  The card is so much prettier in person, but i hope you get some inspiration from this photo.

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Monday, August 18, 2014

Masculine Monday #8

Hard to believe we've already done 2 months worth of Masculine Monday's!  I hope they are helping you to create projects for the men in your life!  This one isn't a card, but rather a gift.  One thing I learned about men is the way to their heart is through their stomach.  As funny as it is, it's true!  Most men are happy to receive gifts in the form of food!  Stampin' Up! Tag a Bag Gift Bags are an easy and inexpensive way to gift someone in your life with a little yummy for their tummy!  Cookies, candy and other sweet treats fit perfectly in these bags!
To decorate this treat bag I decided to use the Big Shot.  This month we have a Big Shot promotion that includes a FREE Framelit/Stamp Set Bundle with the purchase of a Big Shot.  One of the best sales I've every seen Stampin' Up! offer.  That's up to a $60 value FREE!  Click HERE to learn more about this awesome promotion!  One of my favorite framelits are the Banner Framelits.  I love how easy they make it to cut out perfect banners that coordinate so well with so many of our stamp sets.  
Loving that super thick twine?  I have good news for you, it's available in the Holiday Catalog that goes live on August 28th!  If you are looking for a demonstrator and need a copy of the catalog, Click HERE to let me know and I will get one right out to you!  

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Thursday, August 14, 2014

Project Life by Stampin' Up! Party!

I'm having a Project Life by Stampin' Up! Party and you are invited!
If you live in the Gettysburg, PA area and would like a hands on experience with this awesome new memory keeping system, click HERE to RSVP and join us!  
If you can't join me in person you can still get involved!  Check out the Getting Started information I have below, place a Project Life order with me HERE and I will automatically send you more Project Life information, the Make n' Takes from the event AND a new Holiday Catalog FREE!  

Project Life by Stampin’ Up! represents several important things in memory keeping; Ease of Use, Affordability, Coordination and Quality.  You’ve come to know Stampin’ Up!’s amazing quality and fantastic coordination and our Project Life line is no different!  Our card kits and accessory packs coordinate and go beautifully alongside our stamp sets, framelits and beautiful albums. 

Whether you have one event you want to preserve or years to document, Project Life by Stampin’ Up! is here to help!  There is a card collection perfect for every need, with more coming! 

Some of the specific to Stampin’ Up! benefits include: square corners (you can round them if you choose), card collection storage boxes perfect for holding your accessory packs to pens, stamp sets, coordinating colors with our color collections and of course quality.  Quality and Stampin’ Up! are synonymous. 

Here are some of the things to consider when you are starting out:

  • ·         Do you want to document 12”X12” or 6”X8”?  12X12 gives you more room to a page and is a more ‘traditional’ layout, but takes more space.  The 6X8 albums are great for smaller projects and gifts due to their inexpensive cost. 
  • ·         Which card collection to choose.  Are you doing an album for your wedding?  Love story might be best.  Perhaps you have children and things need to be colorful, then Playground or Happiness Is may be your choice.  If you aren’t sure what you plan to document just yet or have lots of different life experiences to put in one book then Everyday Adventure is the best bet!
  • ·         To stamp or not to stamp, that is the question.  Well, for me it’s not a question…I’m a stamper.  Give me the stamps!  They add personality and pizazz to pages and let your stamper side shine through. 
  • ·         You of course have other options as well such as whether to round your corners or not.  You can get your Big Shot involved and take advantage of the Project Life Cards & Labels Framelits Dies.  One thing you most definitely want though are the pens!  They come as a set, a thicker writing tip and a very fine writing tip.  I absolutely love them and they are super inexpensive!

The most important part is to have fun!  Enjoy the journey in creating a keepsake for generations to come!  The word “scrapbooking” is taboo in the Project Life world for a good reason, it comes with expense, headaches and frustration.  Documenting your life’s journey should be fun, inexpensive and something you WANT to do.  So join me on this fabulous Project Life by Stampin’ Up! journey and lets start documenting those memories for future generations!

Getting Started

The Basics:
Choose either the 12X12 or
$9.95 to $29.95
Page Protectors
188 and 200
$5.95 to $6.95
Card Collection
Journaling Pens

Additional Goodies:
Accessory Packs
Corner Rounder Punch
Stamp Sets*
$15.95 to $25.95
*Please note that our Project Life stamp sets are photopolymer sets, so you will need a clear block as well as ink for the stamps.  The Framelits must be used on a Big Shot Die Cutting Machine.

As time goes on, more and more Project Life by Stampin’ Up! products will be offered and can be found throughout our catalogs.  You can find current Holiday Catalog offerings on page 35!
I offer a gathering each month specifically for Project Life.  Together we will dedicate time to creating pages while enjoying some snacks and great company.  Everyone is welcome, so bring a friend!  You will have access to my craft room to include punches, stamp sets and ink.  Bring your album, pictures, pages and cards and enjoy some crafty time!  There is a $5 fee or FREE when you place an order with me that day.  I will be available as your creative coach and be working right alongside you!
Want to get some Project Life goodies for FREE?!  Become a hostess!  We can have a party at your house or mine.  Invite your friends, make some cute projects and get the hostess rewards!  Contact me today about taking advantage of this awesome opportunity!

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Holiday Catty Sneak Peak!

I love sneak peak time!  Now you should recognize the Kraft Card Stock, Artisan Label Punch and Fancy Gold Vellum.  The strips of DSP are from a new fall collection.  The colors are amazing!  Gold stamps...oh yes.  I'm in fall happiness!  It will before you know it.  Kids are going back to school soon, the weather will be chillier at night.  I even saw Halloween candy at the grocery store today!  If you are looking for a demonstrator, I would love to send you a new catalog!  Click HERE to let me know you need one!

Monday, August 11, 2014

Masculine Monday #7

It's no secret I love to use scraps as much as I can.  Something about those little pieces of paper in a ziploc bag saying, "don't throw me away...I'm a big enough piece for something".  You sure are you cute little somebody!  So I hoard them...until that reason happens and they make it to a project.  This is one of those projects.  A simple, fun and colorful card that could be adapted to anything from thank you to birthday.  
I used a variety of circle punches ranging from 3/4" to 2 1/2".  I used a bit of SNAIL adhesive to adhere them down and then ran it through the Big Shot with the Large Polka Dot Embossing Folder. 

I bet you are wondering where that sentiment is from.  It's from a Project Life stamp set called Remember This.  There are so many cute sayings in that set, perfect for Project Life, but also cards like this one!

I hope you are enjoying my Masculine Monday series!

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