Sunday, October 31, 2010

Frankie Treat Bag!

There are so many cute ideas for the Big Shot Top Note! Just about any face out there, from Uncle Sam to Irishmen!!! Thanks to all of the Stampin' Up! Demonstrators that share ideas throught the Stampin' Connection.

Frankenstein never looked better! And this mini treat bag is perfect for our favorite trick or treaters!

Happy Halloween!!!

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Amazing Leaves!

Fall leaves have taken center stage at my recent workshops. And, why wouldn't they...the new French Foilage stamp set from the Stampin' Up! Winter Mini Catalog has the most amazing leaf images. It has been fun to play around with the colors, to get different effects.

In the 1st card sample I used Pumpkin Pie, Old Olive, & Eggplant.We used the baby wipe technique to get the multi colored leaves. The sentiment is from All Holidays. I also used one of the amazing embossing folders, Square Lattice.

In the 2nd card sample I used Expresso, Marina Mist, & Daffodile for the color combo. . What color combos would you choose??? thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Stampin' Up! Handmade Holiday Promotion!

Wow! Stampin' Up! has an awsome promotion featuring products perfect for your holiday projects. There is bundle pricing with 20% off!!! There are products great for cardmaking,tags, packaging, home decor, & an awsome bundle featuring the Simply Adorned charm neclace & stamp set.

You can check out the promo on my business web site! How about adding a bundle to your next Stampin' Up! order...order through my business web site 27/7, call me, or add a bundle to the next workshop you attend during the holiday sales period. better yet, how about hosting your own In-Home Workshop!!!

And, is there anyone that has Stampin' Up! on their Christmas Wish List??? contact me with your list & I will be happy to be your Christmas Elf!!!

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Thanksgiving Scrapbook Page!

Blogging is a great deal of fun... but it has also been a bit difficult lately! I have been extremely busy with classes, work, and in general... life! But, you are all very important to me, and I truly enjoy sharing project ideas. And, what better way is there than to post pictures. Well, I guess videos would be better. It is in the plans, but I am not there yet :) Anyway, I have had this strange problem that my pictures are coming up sideways. Don't know why this is happening...but I am having to re-take photos & get back to the posts when I can.

My scrapbooking photos came out good (thank goodness) so I will share them with you today!

We completed Class #2 of my 12 x 12 Scrapbooking Series last Saturday morning & had a great time completing our Thanksgiving pages. This scrapbook layout was cased from fellow Stampin' Up! Demonstrator, Doris Denman and I thought it would work perfectly with the Day of Gratitude stamp set. We used the emboss resist technique on the medallion, cut it out, & added a button center! Always fun to add in a technique for a unique page element! Cardstock colors: More Mustard, Cajun Craze, & Garden Green! We used the Spiral Punch & New Decorative Label punch. Sizzix Naturally Serif Sizzlet Decorative Strip Die for the alphabet.

It has been a great way for me to get my scrapbook pages done too!

Let me know if you would like to join us next month for a double-page Christmas layout!

Hope to be back soon...

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Fall Scrapbook Layout

My first love of papercrafts was scrapbooking! But, since I became a demonstrator for Stampin' Up! I really haven't done many pages. I wanted to get back to it, and what better way than to offer a monthly scrapbook class to customers. That would force me to get work on my own scrapbook, and for me to get at least one page layout done every month!

So, here is the 1st layout from the monthly scrapbook class which we did in September.

We used the new French Foliage stamp set with the color combo of Riding Hood Red, So Saffron, Soft Suede, Baja Breeze, & Crumb Cake. Leaves were stamped & cut out. We used the new Bigz LX Die, Tasteful Trim. I think I will be using this die cut for many projects. It is awsome for scrapbooking because it cuts 12" strips. Also, we used the Serrif Essentials alphabet die cuts. We also used chipboard on one of the F's in the alphabet to add some additional dimension. Love how you could make your own chipboard alphabet with the Sizzix Big Shot!!! Additional supplies used, buttons, Stampin' Dimensionals, & twine!

Here's a close up of some of the page elements!

Hope you will join me for the next scrapbooking class on Oct. 16th! Call to reserve your spot!!!

Saturday, October 2, 2010

Thankful for... favorite month! The morning air is beginning to be crisp, the afternoon temps are an amazing 72 degrees! And, best of all, leaves are beginning to turn! I absolutely love the amazing beauty of fall leaves :)

Today's card is a CASE of a fall wreath card created by fellow demonstrator, Ann Schach. But I wanted to use my Sizzix Big Shot & the #2 Leaves die cut to see what I could come up with. I began with Stampin' Up! gold cardstock, die cut the leaves, & ran them through the Vintage Wallpaper embossing folder. Not enough for me...I then ran a piece of Pear Pizzaz cardstock throught the Vintage Wallpaper embossing folder. Then sponged on lots of color, chocolate Chip, Old Olive, & Cajun Craze. The gold leaves were sponged with Cajun Craze. I arranged leaves in wreath, adhered with Stampin' Dimensionals (my #1 must have item). Assembled card, & stamped sentiment from Thankful For stamp set, and added Certainly Celery satin ribbon.

I took a couple of photos so you can see the dimension of this card. Very fun!!!

Here are a couple of additional ideas using the #2 leaves die cut. The Silver leaves are created from furnace tape! So, they have a sticky layer on the back. Would be great on a card!

And... how about fabric! I picked up this fabric this morning from the fabric store. You can't see from the picture, but the little polk-a-dots are shiny copper on chocolate brown. They will be beautiful on a project!

Hope you liked today's project! Come back & visit soon!!!