Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Getting ready for Halloween!

Well, it is starting to feel like Halloween weather. You know, that cool, rainy, fall weather. So, I thought it fitting to share a couple of Halloween ideas with you.

The 1st post is a card I created for my upcoming stamping event at the Senior Center. I just love sharing craft ideas with them. I designed this card to fit in the standard A2 envelope. The fold is on the left. Card base is Whisper White, I cut the card into the triangle shape, and used the corner rounder to round off the tips. I then added layers of Pumpkin Pie & YoYo Yellow. Very little stamping here, I used the All Holidays stamp set, stamped in Chocolate Chip. I also sponged the edges of the card with Chocolate Chip. The ribbon is the new felt Ribbon Originals, Alpine, from the Stampin' Up! Holiday Mini Catalog. I love this new ribbon!!!
Another idea...if you have the new Big Shot die cut machine, you could use the Pennant Bigz die to make this card :)

The next picture is of card candy I receive as a Regional Seminar swap. It was created by Leanna Cardwell. The stamp set is the Eat, Drink & Be Scary set from the Stampin' Up! Holiday Mini Catalog. If you are not familiar with "Card Candy", these stamped creations can be added to a card or scrapbook page, and with just a little more cardstock, or designer paper, you have a completed project! Very FUN!

I hope today's posts will help you to be inspired to create your "ghooly treats" for Halloween!

All products: Stampin' Up!

Saturday, October 11, 2008

So Thankful for You!

Hello Stampers! What a gorgeous Saturday! I hope each of you have plans to get out and enjoy this beautiful day.

The inspiration for todays card is "YOU". I am so thankful for each of you, and your support of my truly enjoyable job, stamping. This card uses the Window Dressing Level 3 stamp set. The cardstock is Sahara Sand, Ruby Red, & Pumpkin. Image is stamped with Stazon on watercolor paper, & colored with the Aqua Painter with Ruby Red, Pumpkin, & Elegant Eggplant. Circle punches used are 1 1/4 & 1 3/8. I used the Stamp-a-ma-jig to line up the sentiment above the image. Designer paper is the Level 1 Hostess, Always Artichoke. Additiona supplies: Chocolate Chip Grosgrain Ribbon & Stampin' Dimensionals. All Supplies Stampin' Up! Thanks for visiting!!!

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

World Card Making Event Projects

Last night was our World Card Making Day Event! So much fun stamping with everyone! A big thank you to my customers, and downline Demonstrators for making this event a great event!!!
These are the 3 cards we made at the event. What I loved about this event, was these cards were created by each of the 3 demonstrators at the event, and showed our varied style and various techniques.

The first card was created by Kelly, using the Season of Friendship stamp set from the new Stampin Up! Holiday Mini Catalog. Very nice, Kelly! Now I want that set too, darn it!!! The 2nd card was created by Sarah I love this one too! She used the Say it With Scallops stamp set, this year's Ronald McDonald set. This set coordinates with the new Square Scallop Punch. We also used the 1/4" circle punch to punch out the word, Hi. And another great punch, the new Scallop border punch was used on the Red Riding Hood cardstock. The Polka Dot Background stamp was used on the background!
The last card was created by me :) We used the With Gratitude stamp set, and used the baby wipe technique. This technique has been around for a while, but always gets a "wow" . We used the Elegant Eggplant, More Mustard, & Old Olive re-inkers to stamp in. I just love these colors together. Also, I got out some of my tools for everyone to play with!!! The color spritzer, the cutter kit, and another Stamp-a-ma-jig lesson. Once you see how the Stamp-a-ma-jig works, it will be a "must have"!
Everyone stamped coordinating envelopes for their cards. It was so much fun to see their ideas. One of the stampers used the new Scallop punch to make scallop edges of the envelope flap, and stamped a little Hi! on the back.
Well, until next time, Happy Stamping! All supplies used, Stampin' Up!
BTW: My next event will be Nov. 1st, Christmas Stamp a Stack! More details soon :)

Friday, October 3, 2008

Happy World Card Making Day!

Happy World Card Making Day! I feel like I have my own world recongnized day...because there is nothing I would rather do than brew a fresh cup of coffee & go to my own "space" and create!!! Even as a child, I remember looking forward to Fridays, because on Friday we had art class at my grade school :) I have always enjoyed crafts, and cardmaking just "clicked with me".

I have lots of samples to share with you today!!! The 1st 3 cards were created with the Stampin' Up! Simply Sent Card Elements kit, Handmade Holidays. There are enough supplies in the kit to create 18 cards. The kit includes cardstock, designer paper, & stickers. The instructions are quite simple to follow. To complete the cards, you will also need a stamp set. There is a coordinating set, To You & Yours. The images fit perfectly on the stickers included in the set! On the 1st card, I actually used the Peace stamp from All Holidays! I added the Alpine Ribbon sold in the Holiday Mini Catalog.

On the next 2 cards, I used the stickers in the kit. There was no stamping on the following 2 cards. So, you can do your own thing...or use the kit instructions & coordinating stamp set. Either way, I am sure you will pleasantly surprised by the beauty of these cards! The Simply Sent Card Elements & Card Kits found on pages 176 & 177 in the Fall-Winter Catalog are on sale until October 11th!!! Call me for details, or visit my business web site!

And...since it is World Card Making Day, how about more card samples!!!
I couldn't decide which card to share, so I am sharing both :) .The card base on each is Chocolate Chip. The background cardstock is Close to Cocoa, with Chococolate Chip Ink. The Stamp set used for the background is Stitched that one! The sentiment is from Best Yet (A Level 1 Hostess Set) stamped on Very Vanilla, and punched with the new large Oval Punch. I also used the Chocolate Chip Wide Grosgrain Ribbon on both cards, as well as the Mat Pack for paper piercing. On the first sample I also used Tempting Turquoise cardstock.
Which one do you like best? I would love to hear your comments.
I hope you enjoyed todays cards! If you want to spend a little time creating some unique greeting cards, try hopping over to Splitcoast Stampers. They are having card challenges all day. Lots of fun!! !All supplies used today are from Stampin' Up!

There are still a couple of seats available at my World Card Making Event!!! You will complete 3 cards for $5 or FREE with $30 purchase!!!

And...if you place a $30 order with me by Oct. 10th, you will be in the Mystery Hostess drawing. You could win a FREE Level 1 Hostess Stamp Set AND $15 in FREE Stampin' Up! Products!!! CALL ME SOON!!!

Treat Pouch!

Here is another great project we completed at the Stampin' Up! Regionals.

It is a treat pouch holder using the new Scandinavian Season stamp set from the Stampin' Up! Holiday Mini Catalog. When I first saw this stamp set, I couldn't look beyond using it for Christmas cards. But, look at this great sample. It doesn't look at all like a Christmas project. That shows the great versatility of this stamp set.

The outside of the treat holder is using the Baja Breeze textured cardstock. The bottom of the treet holder was stamped with the Scandinavian Stampin' Around Wheel. I used the Baja Breeze ink & Aqua Painter to shade it a little. The band is Tangerine Tango. The star was stamped with Stazon ink on watercolor paper. The image was colored using the Aqua Painter (on sale this month) with Old Olive, Baja Breeze, & Tangerine Tango ink. We learned many ways to much fun!!! We also added a brad on the star! The Sentiment is from Fundamental Phrases!

This was a fun, and really quite simple project to complete! Thanks for looking, many more samples to share so come back soon!!!

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Great new Stampin' Up! Products & Promotions Begin!!!

Today's card created by Sarah! She used the new Eat, Drink, & Be Scary stamp set from the Holiday Mini catalog .. Very cute!!! And, this card uses the new Top Note Bigz Sizzix die cut from the Holiday Mini catalog. Definitely on my wish list :)

Wow...October 1st! Autumn is my favorite time of the year, the leaves are changing, the temperatures are cooling down, and it is time to think about all the upcoming holidays!

What better way to prepare than to shop the new Stampin' Up! Holiday Mini Catalog which begins today! And...great new promotions. Stampin' Up! is having a 20th Birthday Party Promotion with a selection of 8 stamp sets at 20% off'. The large Aqua Painter is available for $7.25 while supplies last, and if you are an October Hostess, you can select any stamp set from the Fall-Winter Catalog Sampler Mini Catalog FREE with a $350 workshop!

You can view these great promotions on my business web site !

Also, beginning today, Online Ordering!!! You can purchase any Stampin' Up! products through my business web site, and you earn Stampin' Rewards if your order totals $150 or more!!!

From October 4th through October 11th, any Simply Sent Card Elements or Simply Sent Card Kits are 20% off, in celebration of World Card Making Day (Oct. 4th). They are found on pages 176 & 177 of the Stampin' Up! Idea Book & Catalog.

My World Card Making Day Event is on Mon. Oct. 6th from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. You will be making 3 cards for $5, or free with $30 purchase!!!

Mark your calendars...the re-scheduled Stamp Camp will be on Saturday, November 1st! More details coming soon!

If you have any questions on any Stampin' Up! products, promotions, or upcoming classes, just give me a call! Thanks for visiting!