Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Amazing 50% Off Demonstrator Offer!

Simply Adorned Charms

Sometimes, the best ideas come from you!

Thank you for my most recent hostess, Jennifer, for her idea of creating charms for the Simply Adorned product line(page 189 of the big catalog). We decided to create charms, and the workshop guests were able to use the charms to create 3 x 3 notecards, or leave the charms seperate for necklaces. For the 3 x 3 cards, simply cut a piece of cardstock 3 x 6. Stampin' Up' has envelopes for mini cards (pg. 171 of the big catalog, Mini Square Envelopes #107309). We used the charming stamp set, & Tiny Tags stamp set. Also used the Tiny Tags punch, & Jewels!

Here is the assortment of charms we created. Some of them were CASED from fellow demonstrators! Wish you could see them in person... they are adorable! Don't forget, they are included in the Holiday Promotion Bundles, the Simply Adorned Gift Bundle includes the 1 x 1 1/4 Charm, 24 inch chain, & Charming Stamp set. Bundle #124076 for $39.88. That is 20% off!!!

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Christmas is only 6 weeks away!

Have you been working on Christmas cards yet??? Can you believe Christmas is only 6 weeks away!!! Well, if you missed the Christmas Card Stamp a Stack here's a peak at the projects. And, my next Christmas Card classes are on Nov. 18th & Nov. 20th. There is still room if you are interested in joining us!

CASE Jen Pitts
Winter Post stamp set, Script Background Stamp, Four the Holidays sentiment
cardstock: Riding Hood Red, Baja Breeze, Very Vanilla, Chocolate Chip
Ink: Whisper White, Chocolate Chip
Accessories: Embossing Powder, Heat Gun, Gold Waffle Paper, Stampin' Dimensionals

Bella toile background stamp, Inside sentiment from Come to Bethlehem
Ink: Crumb Cake
Cardstock: Crumb Cake, Very Vanilla, Real Red
Accessories: Big Shot Naturally Serif Alphabet set die cuts, Inside Top Note Die cut, Vanilla Seam Binding ribbon

SNOWMAN Card CASE Debbie Currier
Tags Til Christmas Stamp Set, Four the Holidays Sentiment
Cardstock: Baja Breeze, Pink Piroutte, Whisper White
Ink: Baja Breeze, Real Red
Accessories: Candy Cane Christmas Designer Paper, Tasteful Trim Big Shot Die Cut, Dazzling Diamonds stampin glitter, 2 way glue pen, 1 1/4 circle punch, Scallop Circle punch, stampin dimensionals

Come To Bethlehem Card, CASE Barbara Byrnes
Stamp Set: Come to Bethlehem, Elements of Style, Baroque Motifs
Cardstock: Rich Regal, Whisper White
Accessories: 2 1/2 inch circle punch, white ribbon, 1/16 circle punch
Ink: Craft white, Rich Razzleberry
Note: This card was created using the masking technique. Punch the 2 1/2" circle from a sheet of paper. Use the negative of the circle when stamping the focal image. Use the positive circle when stamping the background.

Bells & Boughs card
Bells & boughs stamp set
cardstock: Cherry Cobbler, Always Artichoke, Naturals White
Ink: Always Artichoke, cherry cobbler
Accessories: Deck the Halls Designer Series paper, Gold Waffle Paper, Sticky Strip, Blender Pens or Aqua Painter, Watercolor Pencils, Cherry Cobbler Seam Binding

Monday, November 1, 2010

With Gratitude Technique Sample

Sometimes my customers are my best inspiration! I had a customer ask me if they could learn the chalkboard technique. So, this is what I decided to try with the group. This stamp set is awsome, and the large medallian was perfect for trying the chalkboard technique.

We began stamping the image with whisper white craft ink on Expresso card stock. The cardstock was cut twice with the Top Note die cut. Cut, the turn & cut again! Then used Stampin' Pastels chalk to color the image. You can use sponge daubers, or the applicators that come with the chalk. Mine is subtle, or you can add more color if you choose.

Cardstock is pear pizzaz & Expresso. Designer paper is from the in color level 1 Hostess selection. Also used the new Designer Label Punch!

Was fun getting out my chalks again. They are a great product to have, so many colors when you use the VersaMark ink base & pounce the color on!