Wednesday, August 29, 2012
Thursday, August 23, 2012
Back at the end of April, I had the honor and pleasure to co-host a baby shower for my good friend who was expecting her first BOY! My friend and I put our minds together and decided on a whale theme since we could really dress things up in blue and green!
I created the invitation from some inspiration I found on Pinterest. The particular one I found was a digital design, but I wanted to put my stamps and paper to work, so I came up with something similar using the Stampin' Up! touch. The whale image comes from a set I was sad to see retire in the last catalog called Fox & Friends. I wanted the heart on the whale image to be red, so I used my markers to color the image. The patterned paper is from a retired pack. The color combo is Certainly Celery, Pacific Point, and Chocolate Chip.
Wednesday, August 22, 2012
I thought I would try to catch up a little bit and share the three cards I had created for my June card making night. I took a break for the summer from Stampin' Up! events, so I could spend some time with my family and enjoy not having anything extra on the calendar. I am looking forward to getting back into the swing of things and holding more events and starting up clubs again!
Stamp Set: Betsy's Blossoms, Petite Pairs
Paper: Whisper White, Rose Red, Gumball Green, Tangerine Tango, Floral District DSP
Ink: Stampin' Write Markers - Gumball Green, Rose Red
Accessories: Pearl Accents, Dimensionals, 3/8" Gumball Green Stitched Satin ribbon
Tools: Big Shot, Circle Die
Stamp Set: Make a Cake, Itty Bitty Banners
Paper: Whisper White, Melon Mambo, Lucky Limeade, Basic Gray, Melon Mambo Patterned DSP
Ink: Melon Mambo, Lucky Limeade
Stamp Set: Best Dad Ever
Paper: Very Vanilla, Certainly Celery, Always Artichoke
Ink: Certainly Celery, Always Artichoke
Accessories: Dimensionals, Always Artichoke brads
Tuesday, August 21, 2012
Back in June (wow, that was awhile ago!) I held my monthly card night at my mother-in-law's home with her and her friends. I decided to pull out some of the new DSP to showcase from the new catalog, as well as some of the new in-colors! I think my favorite new in-color right now is Gumball Green, but it's probably because I have been using a lot of it for Christmas cards when I was getting ready for my Holiday Catalog Open House a couple of weeks ago.
The first card we made uses the NEW in-color Gumball Green! The new DSP is called Floral District. Isn't this paper so bright and cheery?!
Stamp Set: Betsy's Blossoms, Itty Bitty Banners
Paper: Whisper White, Gumball Green, Rich Razzleberry, Floral District DSP
Ink: Rich Razzleberry, Gumball Green, Versamark
Accessories: Dimensionals, 1/4" Daffodil Delight Double-Stitched Grosgrain ribbon
Tools: Big Shot, Bitty Banners Framelits
Stamp Set: Petite Pairs
Paper: Whisper White, Baja Breeze, Summer Starfruit, Midnight Muse, Primrose Petals, Patio Party DSP
Ink: Midnight Muse
Accessories: Pearl Accents, Dimensionals
Tools: Big Shot, Beautiful Wings Embosslits die, 3/16" Corner punch, Dotted Scallop Ribbon Border punch, 2-3/8" Scallop Circle punch, 1-3/4" Circle punch
Monday, August 20, 2012
OK, last post on my Holiday Catalog Open House! This time I wanted to share with you the door prizes I was offering to my attendees, as well as gifts for anyone who brought a friend.
I'm also adding my Halloween treat holder to Terry's Great Pumpkin Halloween Blog Hop!
Sunday, August 19, 2012
I haven't held a Stampin' Up! open house (products and samples on display and FREE make n takes offered) since I started my journey as a demonstrator back in May 2009, but with the amazing new holiday products and me taking a break from events for the summer, I thought I would have it as an option for those who wanted a "peek in person" of the Holiday Catalog products. I know that summer is a busy time for everyone, so I wasn't holding my breath that it was going to be a knock out success with attendance, but happy to have whoever wanted to be there! I decided to offer two different times to try to accommodate the different schedules: 2-4 PM (children welcome) and 6-8 PM. Two FREE make n takes were offered (see more details on the make n takes HERE).
Here is a glimpse of the open house in pictures...
Make n Take Option #1 - more details HERE
Thursday, August 16, 2012
At last Thursday's Holiday Catalog Open House I had a handful of card samples on display for my customers to be inspired by what they could do with some of the new stamp sets in the catalog! One of my favorite sets out of the Holiday Catalog is definitely the Scentsational Season stamp set. I love that it comes with matching Framelits dies (for the Big Shot) and if you buy it as a bundle you save 15% (something new Stampin' Up! is offering in the Holiday Catalog). And, what's even more exciting is that I earned this bundle FREE!! I love the perks of being a Stampin' Up! demonstrator!
Here are the cards on display. I had them set up next to the Big Shot and new delicious smelling embossing powders, so they could play with them if they wanted to.
Stamp Set: Scentsational Season (Holiday Catalog), Tiny Tags
Paper: Whisper White,Cherry Cobbler, Gumball Green, Be of Good Cheer DSP
Ink: Soft Suede, Cherry Cobbler
Accessories: Dimensionals, 1/2" Cherry Cobbler Scallop Dotted ribbon, Cherry Cobbler Baker's Twine, Rhinestone Accent, White Baker's Twine
Tools: Big Shot, Scallop Square Die, Holiday Framelits, Paper Piercing Tool, Jewelry Tag punch, Owl punch (for heart as bow)
Stamp Set: Scentsational Season, Joyous Celebrations (both from Holiday Catalog)
Paper: Whisper White,Cherry Cobbler, Gumball Green, Daffodil Delight, Snow Festival DSP
Ink: Gumball Green, Cherry Cobbler
Accessories: Dimensionals, Cherry Cobbler Baker's Twine, Rhinestone Accent
Stamp Set: Scentsational Season (Holiday Catalog), Sweets for the Sweet
Paper: Whisper White,Cherry Cobbler, Old Olive Brights Patterned Pack (polka dots)
Ink: Cherry Cobbler
Accessories: Dimensionals, Cherry Cobbler Baker's Twine, Clear Heart Button, Peppermint Stick Embossing Powder (Holiday Catalog)
This last card I CASEd from the talented Jill Hilliard. I just love her clean and simple take on so many cards and THIS ONE definitely caught my eye! I copied everything pretty much except I added a "faux button" on the top left using my Button Embosslit and I also added a Glimmer Brad down below instead of a regular button as she has. Please visit her blog for more details on the card.