Saturday, December 28, 2013

Valentines Day Card

Valentines Day will be here before we know it!  With the 2014 Occasions Catalog going live in less than a week and Valentines Day just around the corner, this super cute card seemed fitting!  I used some of the new Designer Series Paper for the hearts, and new Bakers Twine.  The "love" banner is actually stamped with and punched with new products that will be available during Sale-a-bration!  So many new things to love in this upcoming catalog!

Friday, December 27, 2013

Spring is almost here...well, sorta

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Another favorite of mine from the Occasions Catalog is this GORGEOUS wreath called the Burlap and Blooms Simply Created Wreath Kit.  All supplies (except hot glue) included to create this adorable spring time wreath.  You will be able to order it once the Occasions Catalog goes live on January 3rd.  If you need a catalog please let me know and I will get one right out to you!  If you would like to do this project in a group it is the project we will create at my Crafty Chicks Kit Class on Saturday, February 8th, 2014 from 1 to 3PM.  $20.00 Prepayment made by January 27th, 2014 will get you all the supplies and a fun experience with others!  I can accept payment by cash, check or PayPal (preferred method).  Please let me know if you are interested in joining me, just click the image above to send me an email!

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Gold is in!

 
I often find myself most in-love with clean and simple cards.  Of course over the top cards are beautiful too, but simple cards are gorgeous in their own right!
This card uses only one stamp set and washi tape (both will be available in the upcoming Occasions Catalog)  I chose to emboss the ampersand with gold embossing powder and let the beauty of this card stand on it's own.  No fancy embellishments or techniques, just some washi tape and heat embossing create a stunning yet simple card perfect for lots of occasions!
 
As always, if you need a catalog, please don't hesitate to shoot me and email and let me know.
I would love the opportunity to earn your business!

Sunday, December 15, 2013

Color Challenge

PROVERBial Stampers Color Challenge

Each month I coordinate a Color Challenge for the team I'm blessed to be part of.  This month's Color Scheme was Smokey Slate, Wild Wasabi and Strawberry Slush.  This was the card I designed around that color scheme using NEW PRODUCTS from the Occasions Catalog that goes live on January 3rd, 2014.  I'm so excited about this new catalog, it's absolutely stunning and can't wait for you to see it!  My current customers will receive their catalogs in the mail or in person, but for those of you who are looking for a Demonstrator it would be my pleasure to send you a Free Catalog, just let me know!

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Occasions Catalog

 
 
As a demonstrator I have the privilege to pre-order a month ahead of time from upcoming catalogs.
Our next catalog, The Occasions Catalog, doesn't go live until January 3, 2014 but I pre-order some of the amazing goodies this catalog holds and received my order yesterday. 
This catalog is by far the most stunning catalog I have ever personally seen Stampin' Up! put out.  Of course I love everything they do, but this whole catalog is just so fresh and on trend right now.  I absolutely LOVE everything in this catalog, and think you will too! 
For those of you coming to my Stampin' Bingo this Saturday, December 14th you will get a sneek peek at all the gorgeous goodies!  If you can't make it to Bingo, my Occasions Catalog Kick Off is on Saturday, January 4th from 2:30 to 5:30.  I will have lots of samples for you to see, products to touch, future class schedules, plenty of catalogs and a FREE make n' take for you to create! 
New to me customer?  Need a catalog?  Just send me an email and I will be more than happy to get one in the mail to you free of charge! 
I will be posting samples from this stunning catalog periodically until it goes live in January.  I can't say enough about this Catalog, it is absolutely GORGEOUS!  There are a lot of kits and future classes to come from this one!


Bingo

Who's ready to play some Bongo!?!  There are some awesome prizes in these boxes!!! Tomorrow, Thursday December 12th is the last day to RSVP for this fun event!!  

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Clearance Rack Blitz!

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The Clearance Rack has been updated with items up to 80% OFF!

There are some great finds on this Clearance Rack Blitz!  Click the photo above to go to my online store to see what's on sale.  Remember items are only available as supplies last, so be sure to take advantage of this amazing sale!!!  If you plan to attend my BINGO this Saturday and don't want to delay your order you can use online ordering and place your order using HOSTESS CODE GGCUQDVC  It is very important that you apply this code as I cannot add it later.  Remember if you place an order of $30 or more then you get to play 2 BINGO cards Saturday!  And of course the extra BINGO card is added for every additional $30 order! 
 

Saturday, December 7, 2013

Spinner Card

Flower Shop Spinner

Spinner cards are the coolest cards ever!  Seriously!  You should give them a try!
I've done these as birthday cards, baby cards, get well and everything in between.
They are great for kids because of their interactive nature.  The best way to see how to make one of these cool cards is to actually watch my video on YouTube.  Just click on the "YouTube" link to your left to see the video on how to put this cutie pie together!
 
Supply List:
Rich Razzleberry Card Stock
Daffodil Delight Card Stock
Gingham Garden DSP
Flower Shop Stamp set
Word Window Punch
A Dozen Thoughts Stamp set
Large Rhinestones
Dimensionals
2 Pennies

Monday, December 2, 2013

4 ounce Christmas Cups

Quite possibly the cutest thing I have ever seen!!!!

Okay....other than  my kids

These adorable little cups are made using 4oz coffee cups!  That's right, 4oz coffee cups!
They are so stinkin' cute!  They come just plain white, but of course that will not do for a paper crafter!  I cut apart one of my cups to design a template to use to trace on Season of Style designer series paper to cover my cup.  The Belly Band is make the same way, just create a template and then trace it onto the paper of your choice and cut it out.
To adhere the DSP to the cup I used a glue stick, although you could also use Tombo Multipurpose Glue or even Sticky Strip.  I like the glue stick because it covers completely, inexpensively and gives me a few moments once I put my paper on to get it 'just right'.  Once you DSP is glued on the cup you can attach your belly band.  You can do this the same way with a glue stick, tombo or Sticky Strip.  I found that my ends popped up a little bit after they had been glued, so I attached two glue dots to the ends to help keep it in place.  For my stamped image I used our Christmas Tagables Photopolymer Stamp Set #134623.  If you haven't given Photopolymer a try yet, this is a great set to try!  So many images and they coordinate so well with our punches.  The photo of these cute little cups below includes just 3 of the 19 stamps included for just $13.95.`

I accented each of my little cups with our Silver Ribbon from the holiday catalog #132137 and filled them with some Hershey kisses. 
The ideas for these cute cups are endless!
Christmas gift giving for coworkers, neighbors, friends, school teachers, mail carriers, your local coffee shop friend, the list goes on and on!  Baby Showers, Wedding Showers, Book Club, Women's Clubs, Church meetings, so many possibilities!
I hope you will give these cute little cups a try, so much fun!
 
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Friday, November 29, 2013

SMALL BUSINESS SATURDAY



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Take advantage of shipping on me!  That's right, I will cover your shipping costs when you place an order of $50 or more on Black Friday and Small Business Saturday up until midnight Saturday night (November 30th-EDT time)

 
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Now is a perfect time to take advantage of our Holiday Sale and save even more!  Click the image below to see all of the awesome products on sale up to 50% off!!!

 

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Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Spinner Card

Spinner Card Get Well

Spinner cards are so much fun!  They are perfect for children because their "spinning" action can be enjoyed for the life of the card.  I will be posting a video to my YouTube channel very soon on how to do a Spinner Card, but it's actually quite simple!  There are a few things you will need to create this awesome project.
Word Window Punch
2 pennies
Lots of Dimensionals
A "spinable" item - in this case I used the Pansy Punch
 
The cardstock, Designer Series Paper and stamp sets are all subjective and can be any of your choosing.  I took a piece of Gingham Garden DSP and snailed it to the front of a piece of Daffodil Delight cardstock.  Then taking my Word Window Punch I slid the punch in the whole way so you can feel it hit the back of the punch at the center of my cardstock (watch the video for detailed instructions)  Move the punch over to either side lining up the DSP with the edge of the punch to ensure an even punch.  Take one of your pennies and put a dimensional in the middle of it, then without removing the backing, put it through the punched whole so the dimensional is now exposed on the FRONT SIDE of your cardstock.  Remove the backing and place another penny on top of that dimensional.  Place a dimensional on top of that penny and place your Pansy Punch (or whatever you choose) on top of that dimensional.  Now SHAKE IT, SHAKE, SHAKE, SHAKE!  Rattle it around back and forth to help round out that dimensional and help your Pansy spin.  Once you are happy with the way it's spinning you can then attach it to the card base using dimensionals again.  Be sure to double stack the dimensionals around the "spinner".   It's not necessary to double stack all the dimensionals around the outside though.  The video will be posted soon to give you a visual of how this cool card is created! 
 

Friday, November 22, 2013

Over the Top Embossing!

One of my favorite WOW techniques is heat embossing.  It's such a simple way to add texture and interest to so many projects.  For this card I chose to do all the stamped images with heat embossing.  Yep, that's right, all the stamped images are embossed!  I used white embossing powder for the snowflakes and the "snow" in the background and Cherry Cobbler embossing powder for the Merry Christmas sentiment.  I stamped the snowflakes using the Festive Flurry stamp set on Vellum cardstock, heat embossed them and cut them out with the coordinating framelits.
The "snow" in the background is actually from the Gorgeous Grunge stamp set!  It's paint-splatter appearance is perfect for 'in the distance' snow.   I hope you enjoy this card as much as I do!
 
Supply List:
Cherry Cobbler cardstock
Whisper White Cardstock
Vellum Cardstock
Silver Glimmer Paper
Greetings of the Season stamp set
Gorgeous Grunge
Festive Flurry stamp set
Festive Flurry framelits
VersaMark watermark ink pad
White and Cherry Cobbler embossing powder
Cherry Cobbler Ribbon


Wednesday, November 20, 2013

HOLIDAY SALE!


It's Holiday Sale Time!!!

Start this sale off right with our DOORBUSTER 24 HOUR SALE

and get 30% off 3 Amazing products!!!
The Stampin' Trimmer, Simply Scored Diagonal Plate AND the Many Marvelous Markers!!!
Click the photo above to see the entire list of products on sale from
November 20th to December 2nd
 
 
Shop for your family and friends, or yourself!  Now is the best time to take
advantage of these awesome deals!
 
Shop my online store 24/7 and enjoy these products at this amazing discount!
Remember, the best part about shopping with me is you get ME - your personal coach and advocate!
I will help you learn how to use and fully enjoy all the Stampin' Up! products you purchase through me.  If there is ever an issue I can take care of it quickly, with the utmost care and understanding, ACMoore can't say that!!
 
As always, LET ME KNOW IF YOU NEED ANY HELP!  I AM MORE THAN HAPPY TO PLACE ORDERS FOR YOU IF YOU ARE UNCOMFORTABLE WITH ONLINE ORDERING
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Saturday, November 16, 2013

Fun at Classes





I absolutely love getting people together in my home for stamping!
We always have so much fun!  It's a great opportunity for us to make new friends, and laugh.  Everyone needs to take some time for themselves, and this is a great way to do it.  We are all overworked and get tired of the daily grind.  Stamping gives us the chance to unwind and have some fun!  At this month's Class we had a yummy Cocoa Bar with lots of fun toppings and goodies, Christmas cookies and candy and Christmas music!  I even wore a Santa hat!
I had an amazing day with these ladies, hope you can join us next month when we will be playing BINGO!!!  Stampin' Bingo!  I will be sharing lots of Stampin' up products!
Save the Date, December 14th at 2:30PM!!

Friday, November 15, 2013

Facebook

For those of you who love Facebook like I do, I wanted to remind you that I have an awesome Facebook page that I use to do giveaways, more projects, share videos and pictures of events.  It's easy to sign up for my events on this page and participate in giveaways! 

If you haven't already, please take the time to visit my

Facebook Page and Like it so you can join in on all the fun!

Just click the picture and it will take you right to my page, don't forget to click LIKE!

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Thursday, November 14, 2013

Chevron Birthday

I have been doing so many Christmas cards and projects lately, it was time to take a break and make something "pretty" and un-Christmas like.  One of my favorite colors right now is Coastal Cabana and I'm always looking for new ways to use it.  I decided to use that as my card base for this card and highlight some of my Afternoon Picnic designer series paper.  This paper is GORGEOUS.  The colors are so beautiful together, calming and some-what gender neutral.
I used the Label Love stamp set for the Happy Birthday sentiment and the Artisan Label Punch to punch it out perfectly.  I added a bit of interest behind the sentiment by punching another label with my Artisan Label Punch in Coastal Cabana.  Gorgeous Grunge is the set that added all those awesome splatters and images on my piece of Very Vanilla Cardstock.  I used So Saffron, Costal Cabana and Old Olive ink to create that look.  I finished it off with a punch with the Chevron Border Punch and done!  I love love love this card right now! 
 
Supply List
Coastal Cabana cardstock and ink
Very Vanilla Cardstock
Afternoon Picnic designer series paper
Old Olive ink
So Saffron ink
Wisteria Wonder ink
Artisan Label Punch
Label Love Stamp Set
Gorgeous Grunge stamp set
Chevron Border Punch

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Ghiradelli Treat Box



This super cute chocolate treat box is made using the Envelope Punch Board.  I'm always looking for new and exciting ways to use my tools in different ways, and creating boxes with the Punch Board is a piece of cake!  This little box would be perfect to give coworkers this holiday season, or a class room full of children.  It can easily be adapted to different holidays or even used as birthday favors!
Start with a piece of 5"X5" Cardstock.  On your punch board line the edge with your 2" mark, punch and score.  Then slide it over to the 2 5/8" mark and punch and score.  Then follow around counter clockwise matching both of the score lines on each side and punching and scoring until you have each side punched and scored.  Then take your Paper Snips and cut out each of the small squares formed, round your corners using the reverse punch on your Punch Board.  Take a glue dot to the point of one of the box folds and attach it to the opposing fold to start to form your box.  Then put another glue dot on each side of your bottom fold and bring it up to close the bottom of your box. 
I decorated this box with the Label Love and A Round Array Stamp set in Christmas colors. 
 
Supply List:
Cherry Cobbler Cardstock
Envelope Punch Board
Very Vanilla Cardstock
Old Olive Classic Ink Pad
Cherry Cobbler Classic Ink Pad
Artisian Label Punch
7/8" Scallop Circle Punch
Dimensionals
Glue Dots

Monday, November 11, 2013

REMINDER

Thursday, November 14th is the last day to RSVP for this month's Class on Saturday, November 16th.  If you would like to join us just let me know so I can have the projects cut for you!  Stamp with you soon!

Friday, November 8, 2013

Colorful Christmas

Sometimes we get sick of the same old red and green combination for Christmas tags and cards. 
This year blues and silvers seem to be very popular...well I took it a step farther and pulled out my Wisteria Wonder to create this soft and subtle snowflake tag and card. 
By layering the snowflake on the tag above with dimensionals between each of the layers, it gives a lot of depth and beauty to the snowflake it self.  It's accented with a strip of our Silver Glimmer Paper, then a piece of our Winter Frost Specialty Designer Series Paper and finally Wisteria Wonder cardstock.  I punched a hole at the top and used some of our beautiful 1/8" Silver Ribbon to tie it to a package.  The layers of snowflake, starting with the largest is Wisteria Wonder ink on Whisper White Cardstock, a snowflake die cut from Silver Glimmer Paper, one stamped with our Silver Encore pad on Wisteria Wonder cardstock and finally another one stamped with Wisteria Wonder ink on Whisper White cardstock, then decorated with Dazzling Diamonds using a 2-Way Glue Pen. 

The card came together easily.  The card base is Wisteria Wonder Cardstock with a layer of Whisper White on the front that has been embossed with our Northern Flurry Embossing Folder.
I took a strip of Silver Glimmer Paper and adhered it with SNAIL.  Then stamped my sentiment "Merry Christmas" from the Greetings of the Season Stamp set it Wisteria Wonder, flagged the one end and used Tombo Multipurpose Glue to put that on my glimmer paper.  The snowflake is simply the smaller 3 snowflakes, the largest one is stamped on whisper white with wisteria wonder ink, the second is stamped with our silver encore pad on wisteria wonder cardstock and the last is stamped on whisper white with wisteria wonder ink and accented with dazzling diamonds. 
Just put some rhinestones on the center of the snowflakes and you have a beautiful, completely non-traditional, but beautiful Christmas Card or tag.

Saturday, November 2, 2013

A POP of color

Bright and Beautiful

Wreaths don't have to be just for the Holiday seasons.  I made this super colorful and cheerful curly paper wreath with some of the paper in our Brights Designer Series Paper Pack. 
It's created the same way as the other wreaths I have done, just with some colorful flair!
This beautiful wreath would be perfect for summer time, a craft room, a children's bedroom door, anywhere you want some bright and cheerful color!

Sunday, October 27, 2013

Gorgeous Grunge

I am in LOVE with this stamp set!  The best part is it's part of the 25% off Promotion, but it's only available until October 28th for that amazing sale!
This set is beyond versatile!  I can see so many uses for it!  I made a playful feminine card here, but you could do kids cards, masculine cards and so much more!
I used Smoky Slate, Strawberry Slush and Whisper White for this card. 
The butterfly is from Papillion Potpourri and the sentiment is from A Dozen Thoughts.
Super unique card for someone special in your life!

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

25% OFF 25 STAMP SETS!

Stampin' Up! is full of great surprises this month in celebration of their 25th Anniversary!  This morning they announced 25 stamp sets that are 25% OFF!  Some of these are absolute must haves!  Check them out!
 

Monday, October 21, 2013

Halloween Treat

We are getting super excited about Halloween in our house!  With three little kids, Halloween is a really fun time of year for our family.  Annual pumpkin patch visit, pumpkin carving, choosing costumes and indulging in far too much candy past your bedtime...it just doesn't get any better!
The following project is one I did as gift for each of my daughter's class mates at preschool.  Super easy to put together and so much fun to "open"! 

This cute little creation contains a mini bag of popcorn!  The best part is when the child pulls the ribbon and the top the popcorn pops out and easily can be pushed back down!  So stinking cute!
The supplies you will need are a 6"X 11" piece of cardstock or designer series paper (I chose Old Olive Cardstock).  A belly band that is 1" X 11", I chose the chevron pattern in Rich Razzleberry in my Brights Collection DSP Paper Stack.  The only other thing you need is about 15"-20" of Ribbon.
Fold your cardstock/dsp around your popcorn leaving a little room for movement.  Use SNAIL or sticky strip to adhere the flap.  Wrap the belly band around and use SNAIL to attach it.  Take your bag of popcorn out and at the top of your pocket, punch a hole using a regular sized hole punch at the top about 1/2" down while holding both the front and the back together.  Thread your ribbon through the front and through the back hole.  After evening out your ribbon place your popcorn bag on top of your ribbon and push down until the entire popcorn bag is in the pocket.  Then take the two ends of ribbon and tie a bow or a knot like shown.  Decorate and there you go!  A cute little gift to give someone this Halloween!
 
Supply List:
Old Olive Card Stock
Rich Razzleberry Card Stock
Very Vanilla Cardstock
Brights Paper Stack DSP
Rich Razzleberry 1/4" Grosgrain Ribbon
Labels Collection Framelits
Hole Punch
Halloween Happiness Stamp
Pumpkin Pie, Early Espresso and Old Olive Stampin' Write Markers
 
 

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Join my Family of Paper Peeps

As many of you already know, October marks the 25th Anniversary for Stampin' Up!  They have done many things this month in celebration of their silver anniversary, but the most amazing thing they have offered is the $25 Starter Kit.  It's only for 2 weeks, and the offer ends on October 21st.  I know it's almost unbelievable!  I wanted to break down the numbers and explain this once in a lifetime kit so that everyone understands how awesome of an opportunity this is!  So here we go!
  • With the $25 Starter Kit you get;
    • Choose $25-$26.95 worth of product of YOUR CHOICE
    • A Business starter pack valued at $65 including
      • A box of current catalogs
      • A pack of Holiday Catalogs
      • Customer Order Forms
      • An informational DVD
      • Party Postcards
    • 2 Months FREE of Demonstrator Business Web Services-DBWS - A customized blog and webpage to help you in your business
    • Access to Stampin' Connection - An online community just for demonstrators
    • A subscription to Stampin' Success - A magazine for Demonstrators ONLY that comes every other month full of inspiration and encouragement!
    • A 20% discount on your Stampin' Up! purchases
  • Other Important information to keep in mind with your starter kit:
    • Hold your first workshop within your first 30 days of joining and place a $150 order and get 30% off!
      • As an extra bonus to placing your first workshop order within 30 days you will get to choose ANY STAMP SET from the catalog available in December! 
    • We have received information that starting next week Stampin' Up! is going to offer 25 stamp sets for 25% off.  So place your first order during that week and REALLY SAVE!
    • Stampin' Up! has a low quarterly minimum of only $300 (which is essentially one workshop!).  If you choose to start during this $25 Starter Kit Promotion you will have until March 31st, 2014 to meet those Quarterly Minimums! 

Of course there is more to Stampin' Up! than just the amazing deals, opportunities and offers....when you join Stampin' Up! you join a family.  I mean that with every ounce of my being.  My upline, downline and sideline are my stampin' family.  I have met so many amazing women doing this, and I want the same opportunity for you!  Being surrounded by women who love this craft as much as you do is amazing.  You're never alone, and always have a friend!  Here's the breakdown of what you get from me if you choose me as your Upline:
  • As one of my direct downline you get my full attention and support.  I will help you to succeed in this if you persue it is a full time business or want to just enjoy the discount!  I'm happy to encourage you in any path that you choose. 
  • As part of the Paper Peeps you will not only get to attend my own personal Quarterly meetings, but you are also eligible to attend my upline's meetings as well!  We always have fun! 
  • All of my direct downline are able to attend any of my card classes for FREE.  You are always welcome to come and stamp with me and my customers.  I love having lots of people in my home on Stamp Days, especially my Stampin' Family! 
  • I am constantly recognizing and celebrating my teams successes, great and small.  You can earn free product from me in a various ways.
  • Being one of my team members gives you access to all the support you can imagine.  I truly believe that positive energy is the key to success in any of life's adventures and I want to share that with you every way that I can. 
Join my team today and reap all of the benefits!  Become a Paper Peep and a member of my Stampin' Up! Family!  Click the image below to join my team!


Monday, October 14, 2013

Festive Flurry

Can you imagine this beautiful snowflake hanging from a gift bag?  How about lots of them hung on the Christmas tree?  Hung up with that beautiful 1/8" Silver Taffeta Ribbon...it's just so pretty!

I created this 2D Snowflake using Festive Flurry stamp set in the 2013 Holiday Catalog and coordinating Framelits.  The colors I chose were Bermuda Bay and Pool Party for the largest and third largest snowflakes.  The second largest snowflake is actually Silver glimmer Paper and the smallest snowflake is on Silver Foil Sheets.  I stamped with VersaMark and embossed with Heat and Stick Powder, and then Dazzling Diamonds.  It's stunning in person!
This beauty might just make it to our November classes!

November Classes

 

Just Cards Class

November 16th, 2013 12-5pm

These are the projects we will be creating for the Just Cards Class in November. 
I will be teaching some techniques like heat embossing, stamping off and how to use the new
clay molds!  Cost is $12 or FREE with a $25 Order  All supplies included, even envelopes!
This class can also be done by mail for those who love the cards but can't attend the live class.  The fee is $17 or FREE with a $30 Order, email me at relaxinstampin@gmail.com to reserve your spot! 
There will also be other classes offered, so stay tuned for their photos and information.



Thursday, October 10, 2013

Custom Night Light

There is a lot more to paper crafting than just cards.  I admit, cards are my weakness and first love, but sometimes its fun to mix it up a little and see what kinds of crafts you can make using paper in non-conventional ways!  This seasonal night light was super easy to create and could be switched out so easily!  I bought this "half lamp shade" style night light at my local craft store for a few dollars.  I made a pattern from the lamp shade portion and added 1/2" on each of the sides (not the top and bottom, just the sides).  I then traced my pattern onto a piece of Vellum cardstock.  I stamped my leaf image from the Best of Autumn stamp set in Black StazOn ink.
I then colored the leaves with my Pumpkin Pie
Stampin' Write Marker.  I attached a strip of
 my Old Olive 1/8" taffeta ribbon to the top and bottom of the with tombo multipurpose liquid glue and folded each of the sides around the sides of the lamp shade.  The Vellum does a great job of maintaining the shape you put it in, so it wraps around the edges of the shade and holds beautifully.  I didn't use any extra adhesive to keep the vellum on, although you could certainly use a glue dot for a little extra reassurance.  You could do so many different
variations of this project, the choices are endless!
Coordinate it with your d├ęcor, do a seasonal take onit or make the perfect addition to your baby's
nursery! 

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Stamp of the Month

I'm so excited to announce that beginning in November I will be starting "Stamp of the Month Club"  This is the best way to build your stamp collection over time while doing it an affordable rate.  You will be able to "opt in" or "opt out" for each month, there are no long term commitments or requirements.  For $30.00 you will receive the following:
  • A clear mount stamp set valued between $16.95 and $18.95
  • 3 completed cards, including 1 "WOW" card
  • Full color tutorial sheets with supply list
  • YouTube Video of the 3 projects, including tips and tricks to putting them together
  • Priority Shipping
  • EXCEPTIONAL CUSTOMER SERVICE - My goal as your demonstrator is to make sure you are happy with all of your Stampin' Up! products and know how to use them.  I'm available to answer questions and help you in any way I can.
Each month will be a different stamp set and the cards will feature that particular stamp set.  On the 1st of each month I will email out the information and photos for the stamp chosen for that month.  You will then have the option to either "opt in" or "opt out" for that month's stamp set.  You will have until the 10th of the month to email me whether you would like to participate for that month or not.  I will then send you a PayPal invoice to be paid no later than the 14th of the month.  I also accept checks and money orders (email me for more information).  I will place the order for those who have chosen to opt in that month on the 15th.  Once I have received the package, I will put the packets together with your new stamp set and mail them out Priority Mail to be received by the end of the month. 

For those who choose to participate for 3 consecutive months I will include in your 3rd month package a pack of one of the embellishments used in one of the cards (ie; buttons, brads, rhinestones, ribbon, ect.) as a thank you for your loyalty. 

I look forward to serving you with this new offer!

Monday, October 7, 2013

World Card Making Day

I hope you were inspired to create a card on Saturday, October 5th World Card Making Day!
I made several cards, but this one was my favorite!
I wanted to share with you how I made it so that you can create one of your own.
I took a piece of Very Vanilla cardstock and with my Pumpkin Pie and Crushed Curry ink pads and sponges I sponged randomly to create this look.  After I was happy with the look I then took the
leaf from my Best of Autumn stamp set and inked it with Soft Suede ink.  I stamped my image several times.  I then took another sponge and sponged the edges with Soft Suede ink again.
I then just finished the card as seen by mounting it on a piece of Chocolate Chip cardstock, then Very Vanilla.  I used a piece of designer series paper from the Sweater Weather pack under the Chocolate Chip Chevron Ribbon and stamped the "Give Thanks" sentiment again from my Best of Autumn Stamp Set.  A beautiful card to send anyone this fall season!

Friday, October 4, 2013

Halloween is coming!


Before you know it parents will be
dressing their kids up and sorting through
bags of candy!  Halloween is a holiday
that people seem to either love or hate. 
I personally really like Halloween.
Especially since we've had children it really
makes you enjoy the little things in life.
Although I may not know what are children
will be dressing up as this Halloween just
yet, I assure you I already have a stack of
cute little Halloween cards ready to go out
to my friends and family!
This cute little card really showcases
our Witches Brew Designer Washi Tape #132156.  I took a 3"X4" piece of Whisper White cardstock and covered it with the washi tape, then used my Extra Large Oval Punch (#119859)  to create a "window".
Using the "Happy Halloween" sentiment from my Delightful Dozen (WM#128547, CM#122652) I stamped with Versa Mark Ink and embossed with White Embossing Powder.  You could definitely use Pumpkin Pie embossing powder if you had that on hand too!
Using some Basic Black 1/8" Taffeta Ribbon (#119261) I tied a quick bow and put one of those adorable little Summer Starfruit buttons left over from my Halloween Banner Kit on top with a glue dot.  On the inside of the card I used my Halloween Happiness stamp set (#131859) in pumpkin pie ink and ran another strip of my Witches Brew Designer Washi Tape along the side. 
I hope you enjoy this cute Halloween card as much as I do!

Monday, September 30, 2013

Everyday Occasions Cardmaking Kit

I was BEYOND excited when Stampin' Up! released this amazing kit on Thursday! 
This kit includes EVERYTHING you see!  Stamps, clear block, 2 ink spots, envelopes, cardstock, embellishments, die cuts, dimensionals and super cute accessories!  The only thing you would need is snail adhesive and a pair of scissors.  Which most of us have already.
A full color instructional brochure is included to help you created 20, yes 20 cards!
When is the last time you went to a card store and were able to purchase 20 cards for $29.95?!
And we aren't just talking any cards, we are talking about HANDMADE cards!
Your love will go into every card you make using this awesome kit and the person who receives that hand stamped card will undoubtedly cherish it because you made it special for them.
Click on the picture above to go to the link on my website for more information.  If you click on "more images" under the main image you can actually see each of the 20 card designs!
Stampin' Up! did an amazing job with this beautiful kit! 
Simple and Beautiful are two of my favorite words together in the world of cards!

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Thanksgiving Framed Art

Sometimes its hard for me to understand why not EVERYONE loves paper as much as I do, but I do understand there are "card makers", "scrapbookers", ect.  Even for those who don't enjoy card making or scrapbooking would appreciate a nicely framed seasonal piece for their home.
This beautiful piece is made using some of the new products in the Holiday Catalog as well as things found in the annual catalog as well.  These framed art pieces can be so much fun to put together.  There are so many different possibilities, they truly are endless.  My absolute favorite thing about Framed Art is that you can showcase some of your favorite products in one place that is always out to be viewed and appreciated.  Although these are simple to create, they are so much fun to study and appreciate their true beauty in all of their glory of fabulous Stampin' Up! Products.

October Super Saturday Classes

These are the Classes for October

Class #1 Just Cards Class

Class #2 Christmas Stamp a Stack

Class #3 Fall Scrapbook Class 12X12

Class #4 Fall Candle Class
 
Click "Classes" at the top of the page for more information and pricing for these classes
Hope you can join us this month for a day of crafting!!!