Monday, August 31, 2009

PAMPERED STAMPER WEEKEND...

Well, I am back from my Pampered Stamper Weekend and it was FABULOUS! I earned the weekend from my 3rd upline Martha Armstrong for promoting during Promotion Commotion. There were 4 others who made it along with Martha's assistant, Sandy, who cooked great food for us all weekend and gave us a pampering wax hand treatment and my assistant/driver/daughter, Jenni!

This is the basket that was waiting for us when we arrived -->


We had a fantastic time and learned so much. We were busy the whole weekend creating! We took a brief timeout Saturday afternoon to go into town to a cute gift shop where I got a cupcake to display in my cupcake boxes and a neat pair of earrings. My daughter and I had a great time! Thank you so much, Martha!


Sunday, after leaving, we decided to drive the extra 30 minutes for our first-ever trip to Archiver's - normally 4 hours away from us. It was a really cool place to visit. I managed to spend $50 despite the fact that they didn't have the Bind-it-All in stock which was the main reason I wanted to go there. :( It took a lot of restraint, but DH just started a new job after being laid off, so things are tight.


These are the projects we completed over the weekend (except for one I am using for a class). I know that some of them were cased from SCS or other sites, but I don't know which ones or the particulars, so please forgive any not being properly credited. Martha and Sandy had most of these planned for us. The Build a Bear items were brought by Tammy Shaia and the Greenhouse Gardens Trifold Shutter Card was shared by Jean Goodman. Thanks, ladies! It was so awesome to meet you all (Stacy and Becky, too)!







Marie

Friday, August 28, 2009

CRAZY FOR CUPCAKES...
I am off to North Carolina for a Pampered Stampers Weekend that I earned from my 3rd upline, Martha Armstrong, for promoting. And a road trip with my daughter! Can't wait - should be fun!

Before I leave, my upline Melody wanted some pictures of an old class I did, Crazy for Cupcakes, so I thought I would share them with all of you as well. Most of the DSP is retired as this was from my first ever class. I am sure some of the cards may have been cased or inspired by others, but I couldn't tell you which ones or who now. Sorry!








 CRAZY FOR CUPCAKES SUPPLIES:
  • Stamps – Crazy for Cupcakes
  • Card stock – Chocolate Chip, Pink Pirouette, Regal Rose, Whisper White, Berry Bliss DSP, Candy Lane DSP
  • Ink  – Chocolate Chip, Regal Rose, Versamark, Markers
  • Ribbon  – 1/4" Chocolate Chip, 5/8" Chocolate Chip, Striped Real Red, Pretty in Pink Taffeta
  • Accessories  – Dazzling Diamonds, Glassy Glaze
  • Punches – Ticket Corner, Scalloped Circle, 1 1/4" Square, 1 3/8" Circle, 1/2" Circle
  • Tools – Scallop Envelope Die
Have a FABULOUS weekend!
 
Marie

Thursday, August 27, 2009

BUTTERFLY BOX...
Here is another version of the Butterfly Box that I did. It did not come out as originally designed. I had planned on doing Red and White Daisies and sponging the ends of them as I did with the other butterfly box of daisies. However, I was half asleep while putting it together (yes, yet again!) and completely forgot. Maybe next time! ;)


RED IRIDESCENT BUTTERFLY BOX with DAISIES SUPPLIES:
  • Card stock – Real Red, Old Olive, Vellum CS, Pink Flamingo DSP
  • Ink  – Real Red
  • Accessories  – Clear Rhinestone Circle Brad, Iridescent Embossing Powder, Latte Buttons, Mini Glue Dots, Tombow Multi glue, small dowel roads
  • Tools  – Big Shot Daisies #2 Die, Beautiful Butterflies Die, Little Leaves Sizzlet
Marie

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

BEAUTIFUL BUTTERFLIES, Final Card...
This is the final card from my Beautiful Butterflies Stamp Camp. I love the color combination (maybe you already guessed that since I used in it the last card) of Melon Mambo, Regal Rose and Pumpkin Pie! I chose it to showcase the new Butterfly punch as I wanted to include new catalog products (punches, ribbon, in colors, new DSP, embossing folder) in this class. I have been using these two new punches a lot lately!

Regal Butterflies Learn to Mambo! Supplies:
  • Stamps – Flight of the Butterfly, Teeny Tiny Wishes
  • Card stock – Melon Mambo, Pumpkin Pie, Whisper White, Vellum CS
  • Ink – Melon Mambo, Regal Rose, Pumpkin Pie, Dusty Durango, Markers (Summer Sun, Dusty Durango)
  • Ribbon – Melon Mambo 1/2" Polka-Dot Grosgrain Ribbon
  • Punches – Modern Label, Word Window, Butterfly
Marie

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

BEAUTIFUL BUTTERFLIES, Part 3...
Okay, here is card #2 from my Beautiful Butterflies Stamp Camp. This is another simple card. I do very few one layer cards, but felt the need to include one for this Stamp Camp to show that you could do a very simple card with no additional layers that could still be beautiful! Enjoy!

Elegantly Embossed Chalk Thank You Card:
  • Stamps – Oval All
  • Card stock – Whisper White, Regal Rose
  • Ink – Pumpkin Pie Classic Stampin' Pad, Chalks (Regal Rose, Pumpkin Pie, Old Olive, Summer Sun)
  • Ribbon – Regal Rose 5/8" Ribbon
  • Punches – Scalloped Oval, Wide Oval
  • Tools – Big Shot, Stampin' Up! Elegant Bouquet Embossing Folder
Marie

Monday, August 24, 2009

BEAUTIFUL BUTTERFLIES, Part 2...
Okay, I am semi-recovered today. Only semi since I spent much of the day cleaning the house and picking up after the class/meeting yesterday. Maybe Wednesday I'll get to relax. Yeah, right! :D Things are always jumping here and there is always something coming up the next day.

Well, here is the first card that we did during our Butterfly Stamp Camp Sunday! It is an interlocking gatefold card. Very simple - just looks intricate!

Interlocking Butterflies Card:
  • Stamps – Flight of the Butterflies 
  • Paper – Rich Razzleberry, Crushed Curry, Melon Mambo, Razzleberry Lemonade DSP
  • Ink – Melon Mambo, Versamark
  • Accessories Big Shot Beautiful Butterflies Die, Iridescent Embossing Powder
Marie

Sunday, August 23, 2009

BEAUTIFUL BUTTERFLIES STAMP CAMP...
Whew, I am so exhausted, I can barely see straight! Last night I stayed up all night preparing for today's Beautiful Butterflies Stamp Camp. I have gotten into a terrible habit lately of not preparing my things ahead of time because I'm so busy and then staying up all night the night before to get them ready. Ugh! I KNOW I need to change this, but I just haven't found the time to change it yet. Someday.. .

Also, I had a downline meeting at my house before the Stamp Camp, which I had TOTALLY forgotten about. And cleaning for both. So if was a very full day! Thanks for the Make & Takes, Melody! And Tami for the adorable Christmas card!

Anyway, before I fall asleep, I thought I would put this picture up for you as a tease! I will put some more pictures up tomorrow and the next few days. This one was shamelessly cased from flowerbugnd1's with Qbee's pattern on SCS.


 
BEAUTIFUL BUTTERFLIES RAZZLEBERRY LEMONADE BOX SUPPLIES:
  • Card stock – Melon Mambo, Rich Razzleberry, Crushed Curry, Razzleberry Lemonade DSP, whiteboard (from back of DSP package)
  • Ink  – Melon Mambo, Rich Razzleberry, Crushed Curry, Old Olive
  • Accessories  – Clear Rhinestone Circle Brad, assorted SU buttons, Linen Thread, Mini Glue Dots, Tombow Multi glue, small dowel roads
  • Tools  – Big Shot Daisies #2 Die, Beautiful Butterflies Die, Little Leaves Sizzlet
Marie

Thursday, August 20, 2009

BLOG AWARD...

I just received this Kreativ Blogger award from Cindy aka "Lucie" at luciesfloozies. Wahoo - my first Blog Award! Thank you so very much Lucie!!

To accept the award I have to do a few things:


  1. Thank the person who nominated me for this award.
  2. Copy the logo and place it on my blog.
  3. Link the person who nominated me for this award.
  4. Name seven things about me that people might find interesting.
  5. Nominate seven Kreativ Bloggers.
  6. Post links to the seven blogs that I nominate.
  7. Leave comments on all seven blogs letting them know I nominated them.
Seven interesting things about me??? That's hard - I'm not very interesting. Hmm...

1. I was a child bride. Well, almost - that's what I like to tell my husband! I was 18 when I got married right out of high school and then 19 when I had my first daughter who is now 27. Still together 28 years later though - much to my MIL's surprise. :D

2. I love to read - both books and audio books. I love to listen to them while I'm stamping! I have a LOT of books, but mostly I am a library junkie with a very long list of holds waiting for me at all times!

3. I love all types of crafts and tend to be interested in/easily obsessed with them in phases - knitting, crocheting, cross-stitch, painting, T-shirt painting and many more. But papercrafting is my first art/crafts love and has been going strong for almost 15 years!


4. I am also a Longaberger consultant who loves her baskets and pottery and use them EVERY day!


5. I spent 20 years as a Navy wife and lived in most of the states on the Eastern seaboard. Unfortunately that is the only traveling I've done, but am hopeful that when we are empty nesters for good that we can finally do a lot of it - especially to Italy!


6. I have a new Stampin' Studio! I am so thrilled to have a crafting space all to myself for the first time. It's small and cannot accommodate classes with more than 2-3 people, but it's all mine! :D


7. Much to everyone's surprise and my family's disappointment, I did not go and finish college right out of high school. Despite graduating in the top 2% of the country, I just wasn't interested at the time. I wanted to be a mom and teach nursery school. But, I did finally go back and finish an Associates in Business 2 years ago (4.0!) and will be continuing work on my Bachelor's at UVA soon. I am not trying to brag! School is the one place I always excelled at and the only thing very interesting about me! LOL


Here are the blogs I am nominating:

Here are my nominee's:

Tanis -
All That Rubbish
Elizabeth -
Elizabeth's Craft Room
Jackie -
Kreate With Me 2
Ann -
Creative Antics
Lynn -
Confessions of a Left-Brained Stamper
LaLatty -
LaLatty's Stamp 'N Stuff
Vera -
Vera Stamps

Marie

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

SO TWEET CHIPBOARD...
I did this framed art piece for a So Tweet Chipboard Class along with some cards and other things. I just loved the sunny, summery colors. Still feels like it needs something though. I'll have to ponder...

Tweet, Tweet, Little Darlin':


 
SO TWEET FRAMED ART SUPPLIES:
  • Paper: Rose Red, Tempting Turquoise, Old Olive, Summer Sun, Pumpkin Pie, Kaleidoscope DSP 
  • Ink: Chocolate Chip, Old Olive, Summer Sun, Pumpkin Pie, Tempting Turquoise Markers
  • Accessories: Scallop Edge Punch, White 5x7 Frame
 Marie

Monday, August 17, 2009

DOWNLINE CHRISTMAS SWAPS...
I made these Christmas swaps this weekend for my upline's downline meeting. All swaps had to be Christmas/holiday theme. I was going to use one of my Christmas in July cards to make life a little easier on me right now - especially since I just had my Open House on Saturday and was exhausted. But... I decided I *needed* to use one of my brand new sets that came on Friday. You know the feeling... when your sets are just begging you to get inked up?

This set, Delightful Decorations, is from the upcoming Holiday Mini Catalog that begins on Sept. 1 - as are the Ornament Punch and the Petals-A-Plenty Textured Impressions Folder. Aren't they adorable? Couldn't wait to share them with everyone and see what they thought!

AN ORNAMENTAL CHRISTMAS SUPPLIES:
  • Stamps – Delightful Decorations (#116517, $21.95), Teeny Tiny Wishes (#115370, $36.95)
  • Card stock – Whisper White, 8.5” x 5.5”, score @ 4.25"
    • Real Red, 4" x 5.25"
    • Shimmery White scraps for ornaments and punched sentiment
    • Garden Green scrap for Modern Label  
  • Ink – Real Red, Summer Sun, Garden Green, White Signo Gel Pen
  • Punches – Ornament (#116794, $15.95), Modern Label, Word Window
  • Accessories – Textured Impressions Petals-A-Plenty Folder (#116824, $7.95), Gold Elastic Cord, Stampin' Dimensionals
I did decide to only use one bow (on the Summer Sun ornament) rather than 3 on the card for the swap - I decided I couldn't face 45 of those bows with the elastic cord! And I think simpler is probably better.

Also, I didn't put everything on Stampin' Dimensionals as I did with this card (hard to tell from this angle) because I didn't have enough for 11 per card plus have enough for my Butterfly Stamp Camp this Saturday! ;)

Marie

Thursday, August 13, 2009

NEW Catty Open House
introducing the...
2009-2010 Idea Book & Catalog
Saturday, Aug. 15 ~ 11 am - 3 pm


Come See:


  • My new Stamp Room!
  • Displays - lots of cards & gift ideas that are easy to duplicate! I can show you how!
  • Classes & Club information
FREE!!

  • Two free Make & Take Cards!
  • Make your own bookmark of the new “in-colors”!
  • New Holiday Mini Catalog and Definitely Decorative Catalog
  • Free goodie bag
$10 Gift Bag includes (while supplies last, reserve yours):

  • 2009-2010 idea book & catalog
  • $10 off future order coupon
  • Additional free goodies (it’s a surprise!)
Door Prizes* - receive door prize entries for:

  • Attending
  • Bringing a Friend
  • Signing up for Technique Class, Stamp Camp, different Clubs
  • Book a Workshop
  • Placing Order
FREE stuff with orders at the Open House

  • BUY ONE, GET ONE FREE! Free stamp sets, paper, etc. from my Retired Rubber Rummage Sale with orders of equal price/product.
**Ordering Specials are good for August 15 only.

RSVPs are required, so that I will have your Make & Take items precut for you and have a goodie bag with YOUR name on it!


Call or email me today to reserve your spot and/or gift bag!
Email me for more info!

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

BLOOMIN' BLUE-TI-FUL CRACKED GLASS...

We had a fun time tonight at my Technique Thursday Class... well, this time it was a Technique Tuesday class due to scheduling conflicts.  Everyone was loving this technique using Glassy Glaze™ and their cards came out beautifully!   It is one of my favorite techniques as it has such a delicate, antique look!  Here is the card we made to go along with the technique page for our Technique Album..
BLOOMIN' BLUE-TI-FUL CARD SUPPLIES:
  • Stamps – Bloomin' Beautiful  #11490  $25.95,  En Francais #109521 $17.95
  • Card Stock – Brocade Blue, Whisper White, Bella Bleu DSP
  • Ink – Brocade Blue, Bordering Blue, Old Olive, Going Gray, Stazon, VersaMark
  • Accessories – Glassy Glaze Enamel Embossing Powder, White Organza Ribbon (watercolored with Brocade Blue), Stampin' Sponge
CRACKED GLASS TECHNIQUE: 
  1. Stamp your image on card stock.  Color as desired.
  2. Apply VersaMark to entire card stock piece directly with the ink pad.
  3. Pour Glassy Glaze over it and emboss.  Do NOT overemboss – the surface will be bumpy.
  4. Apply VersaMark and emboss with Glassy Glaze 2-3 more times.
  5. Surface will get smoother each time.  Final time should be very glassy.
  6. Place card stock in the freezer for about 5 minutes.  It's okay it is warps.
  7. Remove card stock from the freezer and carefully bend the card stock at different angles until it cracks.
  8. Optional:  May sponge the top with colored ink and get it into the cracks to make them stand out.  Wipe excess ink off the surface of the "glass" with damp paper towel.
UPDATE:   Glassy Glaze has now retired. You can achieve the same effect with more coats of our Clear Embossing Powder.

 Marie

Sunday, August 9, 2009

CHRISTMAS IN JULY, Final Card...
Here is my last card from my Christmas in July Class. It was the simplest card and the main stamp isn't even a Christmas set. But that is why it is my favorite! I love finding new uses for my stamps. I created a few different versions of this card (one really pretty with the sentiment on a medallion piece with more Brushed Gold), but in the end each one got simpler and this was the one I liked best!


MEDALLION MERRY CHRISTMAS IN GOLD SUPPLIES:

  • Stamps – Medallion #115223 ($17.95), A Cardinal Christmas #111760 ($23.95)
  • Card stock – Very Vanilla, 8.5” x 5.5”, scored @ 4.25”
    • Very Vanilla, 4” x 5.25"
    • Brushed Gold, 4.25” x 5.5” 
  •  Ink – Metallic Gold
  • Accessories – Gold or Clear Embossing Powder, Clear Circle Rhinestone Brad
...And here is a bonus for you! This card did not make the cut for my class. Ultimately, I decided that there was too much coloring for everyone to complete in class, so it had to go. I do love all the color in it though! Enjoy!


ELVES R US SUPPLIES:
  • Stamps – Holiday Lineup #111648 ($21.95), Heard from the Heart #111644 ($22.95)
  • Card stock – Real Red Textured, 8.5” x 5.5”, score @ 4.25”
    • Real Red Textured, 4" x 2.25"
    • Brushed Gold, 3.75" x 2"
    • Whisper White, 2 5/8" x 1 7/8"
    • Old Olive 4" x 5" (top note)
    • Merry Moments DSP 5.5" x 3"  
  • Ink – Basic Black Classic, Gold Metallic, Vanilla Craft, Markers (Real Red, Olive Green, So Saffron, Blush Blossom)
  • Accessories – Big Shot Top Note Die
Marie

Saturday, August 8, 2009

CHRISTMAS IN JULY, Part 3...
Okay, I am officially soooo far behind! I have an unbelievable amount still to do to prepare for my first Open House next weekend. My stamp studio to finish, projects to make, classes to prepare for, still trying to get my blog completely operational, etc., etc. So why did I let my daughter, Jenni, talk me into a game night tonight for family and friends??? Lost the afternoon preparing food and cleaning for it, etc., and, of course, the night!

We did have fun though. She bought a new game, Apples to Apples, that she was excited to play. It was fun - probably would have been more fun if I was wider awake and my asthma wasn't acting up, but fun nonetheless!
It's been over a month since we had a game night and I do like to have one once or twice a month, so I'm glad we did it.

While I work hard on my new projects this week, I will show you card #4 from my Christmas in July class. Only one more left! This one was another from current favorite Christmas set - Snow Swirled. It is an easy, but elegant card. Hope you love it as much as I do!



SEASON'S GREETINGS COLOR BLOCK TREE SUPPLIES:

  • Stamps – Snow Swirled #111690, $24.95
  • Cardstock –  Real Red Textured Cardstock, 5.5” x 11”, score @ 5.5”
    • Garden Green Textured Cardstock, 2.75” x 2.75”
    • Brushed Gold Cardstock, 4.25” x 3.25”
    • Very Vanilla Cardstock, 4” x 3" 
  • Ink – Versamark, Metallic Gold 
  • Accessories – Clear Embossing Powder
  • Punches – Ticket Corner
Marie

Friday, August 7, 2009

CHEERS TO YOU BEACH BOX DIRECTIONS...
Due to popular request, here are the directions for the Cheers to You Beach Box I posted on July 29.

SUPPLIES:

  • Stamps Cheers to You
  • Card stock Bashful Blue, Chocolate Chip, Creamy Carmel, Green Galore, Only Orange, Real Red, Brilliant Blue, Summer Sun, and Whisper White
  • Ink – Basic Black, Really Rust Classic Stampin’ Pads, Green Galore, Rose Red, Summer Sun Stampin’ Write marker
  • AccessoriesSticky Strip
  • PunchesBoho Blossoms, ½“ Circle punches
  • Tools Big Shot, Box #2 Bigz XL die, Scallop Circle Bigz die, Top Note Bigz die, Cutter, Stamping sponge
DIRECTIONS:

1. Cut Box #2 from Bashful Blue card stock. Assemble box by scoring all folds well. Cut off the tops of the box at the score lines.

2. Cut 2 Top Notes from Bashful Blue card stock and one from Creamy Carmel card stock. Attach Bashful Blue Top Notes to front and back of box. Create “sand” by tearing Creamy Caramel Top Note. I used 2 layers of “sand” to add dimension and sponged the edges with Really Rust. You will want to place a 1/4" x 4" strip of Chocolate Chip card stock between the first and second layers of sand to secure umbrella.

3. For the umbrella:

  • Cut a scallop circle from Summer Sun, Brilliant Blue, Real Red, Only Orange, and Green Galore card stock.
  • Cut the Summer Sun Piece to 10 scallops to the middle of the straight side. (I could get 3 umbrellas out of a circle, but for me it's easier to just do it from half a circle.)
  • Cut each of the remaining circles in half between scallops. On each half, I mark with a pencil the middle of the flat side right at the edge.
  • Cut a piece from each of the other colors that is 2 scallops wide to the middle of the straight side being careful not to cut the pencil mark off.
  • Repeat again all the way around. You can get a lot of umbrellas out of each color!
  • Adhere one Only Orange, Real Red, Brilliant Blue and Green Galore piece to the Summer Sun Base, around leaving the middle with just the base circle showing. Attach umbrella to umbrella stem you have previously stuck in your sand.
  • I've followed these same principles with the Scallop Circle Punch for small umbrellas on bookmarks, etc.
4. Decorate your beach scene by adding stamping “Cheers to You” in the middle of the top. Then stamp a “margarita” from the Cheers to You set colored with Stampin’ Write markers. No beach scene is complete without a little sun - punching Summer Sun card stock using largest flower of the Boho Blossoms punch and YoYo Yellow with the ½” Circle punch.

Marie

FAUX ALLIGATOR-SKIN WRISTLET TUTORIAL...


Several people have asked for directions to some of the the projects from my Big Shot class. After much investigation, I think I have finally figured out how to get them from Word to here. First up is a FREE Tutorial for the Faux Alligator-Skin Purses that I posted on July 29. Enjoy!

FAUX ALLIGATOR SKIN WRISTLET SUPPLIES:
  • Card stock – Chocolate Chip
  • Ink – Versamark
  • Ribbon – 16” Chocolate Chip 1/4” Grosgrain
  • Accessories – Jumbo Eyelet (Antique Brass or Pewter), 3/8” Velcro, Designer Hardware or Brad, Clear Embossing Powder, Sticky Strip
  • Tools – Crop-a-Dile, Big Shot, Top Note Die, Heat Tool, Snips, Bone Folder, Paper Cutter/Scorer
WRISTLET DIRECTIONS:
  1. Cut three Top Note Die cuts and one Box #2 Die Cut from Chocolate Chip card stock.
  2. Using your Versamark Ink Pad, coat one side of each of the three Top Note Die cuts with ink. Cover with clear embossing powder.
  3. Using the Bone Folder, run the point through the embossing powder, making several irregular lines both horizontally and vertically. Do not draw straight lines - a random or wavy pattern looks more natural. Do this with all three Top Note dies. Heat ~ do not overcook but be sure the entire surface is glossy.
  4. Trim 2 of the Top Note pieces (leave one whole). Align the side points with the 1” mark on your paper cutter and trim. Turn the Top Note 180 degrees and align the side points with the 1.5” mark on your paper cutter and trim.
  5. If not all ready done, trim off the top flaps of the Box Die Cut. Fold the score lines & crease with Bone Folder. Apply Sticky Strip on the small side tab and press the tab under the edge of the box. Assemble the box.
  6. Apply two rows of Sticky Strip on each long side of the box. Attach one Top Note side piece to each side of the box making sure that the embossed side is on the outside of the box. Also, make sure the side points line up on both pieces.
  7. On the remaining embossed Top Note, crease the side that isn’t embossed by using a ruler and your Bone Folder. Crease the center between the points on the short sides. Fold gently so that the embossing powder doesn’t crack.
  8. On the front, in the center, attach the Designer Hardware, brad, grommet or other desired closure. Use your Crop-a-Dile to set the eyelet. Use the 3/16” hole punch and setting A1 for open-center pieces. Use setting B1 for solid pieces of hardware.
  9. Apply three lines of Sticky Strip to the back flap. Add Velcro to the inside front flap covering the back of the hardware.
  10. Hold the purse in your hands, look into the top and gently push on each side to make it ‘fold’ into the inside.
  11. Using your Crop-a-Dile, punch a 3/16” hole on the left side of the purse side, towards the back. Do not put it in the center. Set the Jumbo Eyelet.
  12. Loop the ribbon and tie an over-hand knot in the end. Insert the loop through the eyelet, from the inside of the purse to the outside. Tie another knot on the outside of the eyelet.
  13. Peel your Sticky Strip on the back of the flap, carefully align and center the flap and stick down to your purse. Remove the second Velcro backing and fold the front flap down. Your Wristlet is now complete! Add a gift card, small gift or sweet treat!
Marie

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

CHRISTMAS IN JULY, PART 2...
As promised more cards from my Christmas in July class. If you don't mind a proud mother bragging for a moment, these two were designed by my 27 year old daughter Jennifer (yes, I was a child bride! LOL). Jenni was the one who actually dragged me over to meet Melody who would eventually become my upline. She was so excited by the boxes, bags and gifts you could make. Previously she had never been much interested in Mom's stamping obsession. Until Stampin' Up caught her eye! She talked me into signing up and the rest is history...

We work together for workshops and classes. Jenni usually likes to demo the boxes, etc., while I always do the cards. This time, she decided to design 2 of the 5 cards for the class. I think she was tickled pink at how they turned out and everyone's reaction to them. The joy fold is her favorite fold, so her first card just had to be one!


NOEL JOY FOLD SUPPLIES:
  • Stamps – Big on Christmas ($19.95), Best Wishes & More ($26.95)
  • Card stock – Very Vanilla Cardstock, 3” x 8”, scored @ 4”
    • Very Vanilla Cardstock, 3.5” x 1.75”
    • Old Olive Cardstock, 8.5” x 4.25”, score @ 5.5”
    • Merry Moments DSP, 3” x 4”  
  • Ink – Basic Black, VersaMark, Old Olive & Real Red Marker
  • Punches – Corner Rounder
  • Tools – Blender Pen, Stampin' Dimensionals
SNOWMAN TRIO CARD SUPPLIES:
  • Stamps – Punch Pals ($32.95), Heard from the Heart ($22.95), Snow Swirled ($24.95)
  • Card stock – Basic Black Cardstock, 4.25” x 11”, score @ 5.5”
    • Real Red Cardstock, 3” x 4.25”, scallop edge on both long sides
    • Whisper White Cardstock, 4” x 5”
    • Whisper White Cardstock, 1 7/8” x 3 5/8” 
  • Ink – Basic Black Real Red, Whisper White Craft, Markers (Real Red, So Saffron, Old Olive, Basic Black, Pumpkin Pie)
  • Punches – Scallop Edged Punch
  • Tools – Blender Pen, Stampin' Dimensionals
Marie

Monday, August 3, 2009

GROWING UP PROMOTION...

Dates: August 1-31, 2009
Promotion Details: Spend $35 on stamp sets from the Growing Up section of the 2009-2010 Idea Book & Catalog (pages 74-90) and receive a FREE package of Designer buttons--a $7.95 value! Eligible buttons are listed below.


Item # Page Description Retail Value
116313 181
Playground Designer buttons
$7.95
116312 181
Sherbet Designer buttons
$7.95
114333 181
Button Latte Designer buttons
$7.95

Things to Remember:
  • Individual customer, online, and workshop order types qualify for this promotion.
  • Growing Up section stamps include the Pirate and Princess Personalized Name stamps from the party kits, but not the kits themselves.
  • Stampin' Around wheels do not qualify as a stamp set.
  • There is no limit to the number of free buttons a customer may earn. For every $35 she spends on Growing Up stamp sets, she will receive a free package of Designer buttons.
  • Qualifying $35 does not include tax and shipping.
  • While Stampin' Up has other stamp sets that are great for kids, only stamp sets in the Growing Up section (pages 74-90) qualify for this promotion
To place your order online 24/7, check out my Stampin' Up website or call me anytime!
Marie
JOIN MY TEAM FOR ONLY $85!
Have you ever thought about becoming a demonstrator? You have nothing to lose and so much to gain! You can do it for the discount or to earn extra income. If, at any time, you decide it’s not for you, you simply keep everything that you received in your kit and go back to being a customer - no strings attached. But, I know once you decide to do it, you will love being a part of my team and this fabulous company!

While anytime is a great time to join the Stampin’ Up! family as a demonstrator, joining during July and August is especially sweet! Starting your own Stampin’ Up! business means free and discounted products, plus a little extra cash–and who couldn’t use that? And from July 15 – August 31, you can become a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator for only $85! 

Just go to my Stampin' Up! Demonstrator website for more info and to sign up choose the Join Now button on the left side of window. You will need my password, it is mariestampsalot.

The special, limited-time Mini Starter Kit contains many of the items you need to get started in your new business, including:

  • For All You Do stamp set*
  • In Color Classic Stampin’ Pads (6)*
  • Whisper White card stock (8-1/2" x 11")*
  • In Color assorted card stock (8-1/2" x 11")*
  • Business forms and tools
Or if you want to buy the standard $199 Starter Kit, in addition to the supplies listed below, you'll get all six of the new In Color Classic Stampin' Pads and one pack of In Color assorted card stock (8-1/2" x 11")--a $43 value! The standard Starter Kit includes:
  • Five stamp sets*
  • A Stampin' Around wheel*, handle, and ink cartridge*
  • Stampin' Pastels
  • Card stock*
  • Eastern Blooms D├ęcor Elements* and applicator tool
  • Five Classic Stampin' Pads*
  • VersaMark Pad
  • Stampin' Scrub and Mist
  • Blender pens
  • SNAIL
  • Business forms and tools
*These products may be substituted for your choice of like items; see Mini Starter Kit order form for details.

These special offers--the Mini Starter Kit and the In Color add-on to the standard Starter Kit--are only available for a limited time, so you must act fast!


Click any link below for more information:
Career Plan
Demonstrator Benefits
About Stampin' Up!
Start Your Own Business 

Please contact me with any questions or concerns. I would LOVE to have you on my team!

Marie

Saturday, August 1, 2009

CHRISTMAS IN JULY, CARD 1...
This is one of the cards I recently did at my Christmas in July class. It is one of my favorites! But I do have a few of them! ;) I think I will be using it for my convention swaps (via my upline as I can't attend) as well. Last minute, aren't I? LOL. More Christmas cards to follow as I get the chance to upload them...

STARRY, STARRY NIGHT SUPPLIES:
  • Stamps – Snow Swirled #111690, $24.95
  • Card stock – Night of Navy, 8.5” x 5.5”, scored @ 4.25”
    • Brushed Silver, 4” x 5.25”
    • Bashful Blue, 3.75" x 5" 
  • Ink – VersaMark, Night of Navy, Metallic Silver, Whisper White Craft
  • Ribbon –  White Taffeta Ribbon 3/8” wide, 4” long
  • Punches – Double Rectangle
Marie
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