Monday, September 29, 2008

Ribbon Flower Card from Regionals!

Isn't this card the cutest!!! Another Make & Take from Regionals.

We used the Best Wishes & More stamp set and stamped the snowflake image on the back of Ruby Red cardstock. We punched 12 holes in the cardstock, using the snowflake as a guide. Organdy ribbon was then pulled through the holes, sewing a ribbon flower. The sentiment is from Fundamental Phrases. Additional cardstock used was So Saffron, Bashful Blue, and Bashful Blue designer paper. All supplies, Stampin' Up!

I hope you enjoy today's card. This is a great, simple technique. So much more to share...come back soon for a peak!

Sunday, September 28, 2008

K.C. Regionals Basket & Blooms Make & Take!

Kansas City Stampin' Up!! Sooo many great ideas & card samples. Swaps, galore...

I am tellin' ya! This is just what a Stampin' Addict dreams of!!! We had 6 make & take projects, and today I am sharing the 1st one. We got to try out the Big Shot R, available in the new Holiday Mini catalog, making this adorable little basket with the Stampin' Up! exclusive Basket & Blooms Bigz die. Isn't it just too cute!!!

All supplies are Stampin' Up!

Stay tuned for more from K.C. Regionals & information on my upcoming World Card Making Event scheduled for October 6th! I will post details very soon!!!

Saturday, September 27, 2008

Getting Ready for K.C. Regional Seminar!

There is nothing better than a Stampin' Up! event to get the creative juices flowing! Today is the big event, the Stampin' Up! Regional Seminar. I am sooooo excited!!! It is a full day of classes, stamping, presentations, card swapping, and displays! Hopefully, we will get to meet Shelli Gardner, Cofounder & CEO of Stampin' Up! Also so excited to be attending with one of my downlines, Sarah! Wish Kelly could also go with us, but she attends on Friday. Kelly, we'll miss ya! I just love these gals!!! They are both so creative, and so much fun!!!

I made gifts for the girls to carry their swaps in! They are decorated little acrylic tote bags. They are transparent, so they can show off their swaps! Also, decorated water bottles with the drink mix holders. You can find the instructions on Angie's blog. I wanted to fill them with candies, but didn't want to temp them with sweets :)

And, here are my swaps! I created 2 card designs. So much fun, and I love how the cards look in bulk. The birthday card swap is using the Party Hearty stamp set. (one of the 20th Birthday Celebration Sale next month 20% off) It uses the new Pacific Point In Color cardstock and love the new Pacific Point striped ribbon!!! I'm tellin ya, it is a must have. It also is a suspension card. Instructions can be found on Dawn's blog. And, thank you Sarah for helping me design this card.

The 2nd swap card uses the Dreams du jouir set. I love the color combo of the new Kiwi Kiss In Color cardstock with Elegant Eggplant. Background stamp is Bella Toile. All supplies used, Stampin' Up!

Hope you enjoyed looking, and I will have so much more to share after Regionals!!! That is the great thing about being a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator, they have great events! Have a great week-end!!!

Friday, September 26, 2008

Stampin' Up! Promotions

Hi gals!

Today I have a quick post to remind you about some of the great Stampin' Up! promotions that are ARE ENDING SOON!

  • The Never Seen Before promotion ends September 30th!

  • There are two great offers for New Stampin' Up! Demonstrators which are ending October 11th!

Stampin' Up! is offering a mini starter kit for $99! This is a great offer for customers that have already purchased products from Stampin' Up! and have decided that they would like to receive a discount on future Stampin' Up! products.

Stampin' Up! is offering a FREE STAMP SET from the catalog sampler mini catalog or the Fall-Winter Idea Book & Catalog with the purchase of the standard starter kit, purchase price $199. That is, any stamp set in the catalog FREE!!! The starter kit is found on page 208 of the new Stampin' Up! Idea Book & Catalog.

I truly enjoy being a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator. I enjoy all the new people I have met- including customers, upline, and downline demonstrators, the great products, the training I receive from Stampin' Up!, and sharing their great products with you. If you are interested in learning more about becoming a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator, contact me, or visit my Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Web Site . Also, please visit my site for ideas & information on all the current Stampin' Up! promotions!!!

Be sure to come back tomorrow for my post with Stampin' Up! Regional Seminar swaps, etc...

Saturday, September 20, 2008

Sock Monkey Birthday Card

Life has been soooo crazy for me! It has been so difficult to sneak in stamp time and also to get time on my laptop to share with you! I really have been missing stamping. There are soooo many great new Stampin' Up! products. When I do sneak in some time, it is difficult to decide what to use.

Well, I have a 5 year old niece having a birthday, so I thought she would enjoy a card with the new Sock Monkey stamp set!

The monkey was stamped on Whisper White with Stazon. Then his body was paper pieced with desiger paper, as well as his hat stamped on designer paper. I colored the rest with Bordering Blue & So Saffron. The package is from the Sock Monkey accessory set. It was also stamped with Stazon & colored with markers.

Additional cardstock is Bashful Blue & Rose Red. Sentiment is from Hugs & Wishes!

Also, on the hat...I used Night of Navy grosgrain ribbon, frayed, tied in knot, & adhered with glue dot. Addition supplies used are dimensionals.

I hope she enjoys her card, and I hope you enjoy the inspiration. Thanks for looking...have a great week-end!

Monday, September 15, 2008

Shop Stampin' Up! online, anytime!!!

Just in time for the upcoming holiday shopping season...Stampin' Up! now offers online shopping!!!
So exciting...if you visit my new Stampin' Up! business web site, just click on shopping link, upper right hand corner. You can view the on-line catalog & shop from home, 24 hours a day!
My business web site also features all the current promotions, including information regarding the new $99 demonstrator offer, and great project ideas.
Of course, you can always contact me personally, to book your next workshop, or to place your telephone orders.
Come visit my site, soon!