Friday, February 13, 2009

February Stamp Class and Beyond!

Here are the upcoming projects for February! First, a bow holding frame:
You could even put a name on the frame if you wanted to.I will pull out all of the ribbon and paper I have so that you can customize your project. Notice the ring on the bottom of the middle ribbon. I needed that for all of the ribbons I tie around my girls' ponytails. You could leave it off and have extra ribbon if you like.

The next project are cards that can hold gift cards. One more feminine, one more masculine. Isn't the paper adorable? It's brand new--it's called Good Morning Sunshine:

The slots on the inside could be left out if you are not the type to give gift cards:In March we will be creating a set of sympathy cards made with the brand-new stamp set "Thoughts and Prayers". These are the kind of cards you wish you never needed, but sometimes you do. It's a great way to let someone know you're thinking of them. Here is the full set:
And individually:
And our April class, in time for Mother's Day, we will be making a box. I still need to figure out what to put in it. Should we leave it empty or wrap little candy bars or something? Any ideas?

Sunday, January 18, 2009

January Classes and Upcoming Promotions!

Time to get ready for Valentine's Day! Here are the projects for January:
The other big news is that the new catalog is HERE! Yay! Also, starting February 1st, for every $50 you spend on Stampin' Up merchandise you, you can pick any item from the Sale-a-Bration mini catalog for FREE! There are four stamp sets, a paper bundle, and a ribbon bundle to choose from. You don't want to miss it!

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

November Class and Specials

I have been a bad, bad blogger! Time is just flying by! I am really looking forward to our upcoming class on November 21st (Friday). Doesn't everyone need Birthday and/or Christmas cards every now and then? Here are the card choices for the class (envelopes are included):
The cost is $10 for 10. That's a totally good deal--it pretty much only covers the cost of the supplies. But, since that is what I charged at Super Saturday I thought it would be fair to charge the same amount for the class. Because of the cheap price, I'm not doing bring-a-friend discounts this time.
However, if you bring a new friend, you can take home a free stamp! I have some super-cute retired stamps that were created especially to fit in the Stampin' Up scalloped circle punch (but look adorable on their own as well)--you can pick from what I've got, and it's yours!
And let me tell you about this month's Rub-On Special. Buy $20 in Stampin' Up product and buy as many sets of rub-on's as you would like at 20% off! These are found on pgs. 178-179 in the catalog, and there are an additional 2 sets in the Holiday Mini catalog. Instead of $10.95, you pay only $8.76 for a 2-sheet pack. If you don't own a lot of stamps but enjoy making cards or creating scrapbook pages, rub-ons are fantastic!

Thursday, October 9, 2008

Upcoming Class Projects

For my October stamp class we will be doing mini boxes of cards and Halloween tins. The class will be October 17th (a Friday) and you can come at either 10am or 7pm. The cost is $5 for the boxes of cards and $2.50 for the tins. Please RSVP by Saturday so that I can have enough supplies for everyone (if you forget, contact me. I may have enough for you!)

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

I'm Still a Slacker!

I am too busy having fun with my family! My brother was just here for a week and now my mom is here. I'm so lucky. It's nice having a "buddy" to hang out with every day.

Here is a card that was inspired by Karen Giron at "The Sweetest Thing"--every time I read that title I start singing the U2 song. I loved her card and had to try it. Here is my version:

I've got to make more of these in the future. I gave mine away already : ).

Supplies: Bella Rose DSP, Tangerine Tango & Baja Breeze CS, Chocolate Chip, Really Rust, Baja Breeze, and Real Red ink (I used Stampin' Write markers along with an ink pad to get the multicolor leaves).

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Back in Town and Back to Business!

My DD and I just got back from a little visit to St. Louis. I've started a tradition of rotating through my kids and taking one along each time I go. I love the one on one time that it gives me with each of them, in addition to being easier and less expensive. So, I plan on posting much more often now. I have been so busy creating that I have plenty to share.

This is another of the cards that I created for an auction at church. I came across this stamp at a local craft store and just HAD to have it. I love that "curly" tree so much! This was my first time experimenting with my Stampin' Write markers. I would LOVE to have all of these someday, but for now I will pick up a few here and there as I go. They are only $3.25 a piece and come in nearly every Stampin' Up color.

For this card, I inked the upper part of my stamp with my Chocolate Chip ink pad. I used a moist q-tip to remove it from the areas I wanted a different color. I used my Real Red and Really Rust markers to color in other areas of the stamp. Then I "huffed" breath on the stamp to make sure all of the ink was good and moist, and stamped.

Paper: Bella Rose DSP, Tangerine Tango CS, Baja Breeze CS, (the orange polka dot strip was something I found in my old craft stash)
Ribbon: Baja Breeze

Monday, September 22, 2008

This card was inspired by one of Stampin' Up's Artisan Award winners, Robin Desko. Here is a pic of her beautiful card:
I decided to change the dimensions because I was giving this card as part of a gift set and wanted to be able to include an envelope (standard size). I also have left my scalloped circle punch at a friend's house, so I had to tweak the idea to fit my own supplies. Here is what I came up with:

I used Chocolate Chip cardstock as my card base. I used the new Scalloped Edge punch to create the Whisper White border at the bottom. I paper peirced along where the Chocolate Chip and Whisper White meet. I used the "Flight of the Butterfly" set with a sentiment from "Best Yet" (this is a Level 1 hostess set--you could earn it for free!). I used the Kiwi Kiss paper from the Bella Rose DSP, along with Baja Breeze and Kiwi Kiss cardstock. Some Baja Breeze cardstock finished the whole thing off!