Friday, October 28, 2011

What Color Rhinestones Are Your Favorite?

I was just so excited when I found out that we could color the clear Rhinestones and they would still sparkle!  Then when I looked at this stamp in the Thoughts and Prayers stamp set I thought...a chance to color more rhinestones. :)  It's cased from a card I saw on Splitcoast Stampers done by Ruby-heartedmom.  I like how it turned out...bling but not too much. 

When you go to color your rhinestones you need to use permanent markers. If you don't the color will just rub off as soon as you touch them.  Take any permanent marker and just lightly color the tops of the rhinestones.  You can do this before you remove the rhinestone from the sheet or even after you apply it to your card if you are very careful.

The colors in this card are Crumb Cake and Marina Mist.  I used VersaMark to ink the stamp for the subtle background on the Marina Mist card stock. The Top Note die is cut from Crumb Cake card stock using the Big Shot and sponged with the same ink color.  Stamp your image and sentiment in Soft Suede.  (All from one stamp set if I may add.)  Then embellish with our Scallop Dots Ribbon in Marina Mist and the gorgeous colored Rhinestones.
This card was a lot of fun to make...and it was for one of the special people in my life.

Who are the special people in your life?  
Can you imagine the smile on their faces when they receive a handmade card from you?  

If you're local there are lots of opportunities to come stamp with me.  Click Here to view my events for November and December.

Today's card was made using the Big Shot and I don't want you to miss out on the opportunity to get one for FREE!  There are only 4 Days Left!  Click Here for all the details. me for answers.

Have a wonderful day and thanks for allowing me to share the hobby I love.

Thursday, October 27, 2011

EEK!!!! Creepy Spiders from the Scaredy Cat Stamp Set.

With Halloween less then a week away I had decided not to post any more "spooky" cards or projects.  But...I like to send my two grown "single" boys a Halloween treat ($$).

This first one uses the stamp set Scaredy Cat.  I love the spiders in this set...even though...I HATE SPIDERS!  But it's kind of cool how real these spiders look.  Actually they give me the willies!

Same spiders...two different looks. 

On this one I added a ribbon and tag with the "Spooky" sentiment from Wicked Cool.  The Frightful Sight designer paper has been a fun set of papers for this Halloween.  But what I love about it is I can see using the fun polka dots and stripes throughout the year.  



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Sunday, October 23, 2011

Embossed Gently Falling

Fall is in the air!  And the leaves are changing color here in the North Georgia Mountains.  I needed a another thank you card and since the Gently Falling stamp set was still sitting on my craft table I thought let's use it again but show everyone what else you can to with it.  When I finished I thought...what a beautiful card! :)

Yesterday I showed you a note card that used the traditional way to use this two step stamp set.  Today I am showing you a card that only uses the first step the outline stamp.  To give it the WOW effect I embossed them in our new pewter embossing powder found in the Holiday Mini Catalog.  And then I colored them using Stampin' Up! markers in Soft Suede, More Mustard, and Old Olive.

My new Technique/ Products Club is beginning next month and I thought embossing might be a great place to start.  How would you like to make these beautiful leaves?  Each month I will teach different techniques and how to use the many Stampin' Up! products that are available.  Plus instead of paying class fees you get to take that money and buy products.  How wonderful is that!  

So if you haven't signed up would be a great time!  CLICK HERE to sign up or read more about it.  There will be a morning and evening club time and an informational meeting October 27th if you would like to learn more.  If you still have questions contact me.  I would love to answer your questions by either phone or email.
Stamp Sets: Gently Falling, Thank You Kindly
Card Stock: Crumb Cake, More Mustard, Spice Cake DSP
Ink: Early Espresso, Crumb Cake,
Accessories: Soft Suede 3/8" Taffeta Ribbon, Decorative Label Punch, Color Spritzer Tool, Pewter Embossing Powder, Paper Snips, Dimensionals, Snail

Thanks for letting me share.

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Gently Falling Thank You Note

Hope everyone is having a wonderful weekend.  It's beautiful in the north Georgia mountains.  Things are getting back to normal at our house and I want to thank all of you for your thoughts and prayers for my mother these past weeks.

Today I want to share with you a 3x3 Thank You note.  I had several neighbors and friends that brought meals to us this week and I wanted to enclose a thank you note when I returned the casserole dishes.  What a help that was not to have to think about cooking.

I love this new Gently Falling stamp set in the Holiday Mini.  It is a two step set.  First I used the outline stamp with early espresso ink.  Then I colored the solid stamp for the inside with soft suede, more mustard, and olive green markers.  You need to remember to moisten the stamp before stamping by "huffing" breathing on it.

I sponged the edges of all the card stock with crumb cake ink and used the spritzer with a soft suede marker.  I added a piece of whisper white card stock to the inside and stamped "thanks so much" from the Tiny Tags stamp set.  And of course a bit of ribbon in soft suede.

The set includes all these elements which are great for the fall or for different times of the year by changing the colors.  

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The Big Shot is a big deal!  And during October, get a FREE BIG Shot (or up to $100 in free Stampin' Up! products) when you purchase the Stampin' Up! Starter Kit and become a member of my team.  It is a perfect opportunity for a hobby stamper who loves our products to receive discounts and check out the demonstrator resources through March 31, 2012.  There's NO obligation to purchase or sell anything further.  And it's a great way for someone who would like to start a full or part time business to get started.

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Thursday, October 20, 2011

Yummy...Sweet Pressed Cookie Stamps

Have fun with the kids this season stamping your cookies.  That's right I said stamping.  Watch this video about our Sweet Pressed Cookie Stamps and you won't be able to resist!

We had lots of stamped cookies at convention this year but I never thought of the other possibilities.  Like fondant and chocolate....yummy!

Some demonstrators are using some of their favorite recipes with great success.  They are also stamping the cookies after they come out of the oven while they are still warm.

Easy and fun to use and available from now until January 3, 1212.  Click Here to Order Yours Today.

Lots of new My Digital Studio downloads this week.  Click Here to View

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Stampin' Up! Regional Workshop Wows

I was hoping to post this week while I sat in my mother's hospital room but discovered all the pictures I wanted to share with you never actually transferred to the USB stick.  I came home tonight to get a good night's rest and decided to stop here before going to bed.

Last Saturday I attended the Stampin' Up! Regional in Birmingham AL and had a great time.  It is fun to learn, share, and hang out with others that share your same love for paper crafting and Stampin' Up!.  Actually that's some of the same reason's I love to stamp with many of you that are local.'s just fun!

I wanted to share a couple of what we call workshop wows.

The first one is a project presented by Monika Davis.  Monika is the leader of our PAWS (Play Alot With Stamps) demo group.  Can you guess what paper this treat bag is made from?  It's the brown packing paper  that all Stampin' Up! orders are packed in.  So when you get your next web order or you host a workshop save that paper.  Or maybe if you would like to make some for this Christmas you should place an order real soon!

Isn't it adorable?  And I can't believe I didn't take a picture of the goodie inside.  She made shortbread cookies and stamped them with our new Cookie Stamp.  The one with the snowflake of course.  Makes me want to place an order.  No...not for the packing paper.  I have tons of that.  For the Cookie Stamp and the Sweet Season stamp set.  I love the sentiment.

The next three cards were difficult to photograph and I wish you could see them in person.  They are popup cards that make you say...Wow!  The front side of the card was rather plain so when you open the card you aren't expecting the Wow.  The snowflakes, boo, and hearts are all on acetate strips that pop up and wiggle around when you open the card.  A perfect card for someone special.

The last technique uses shaving cream to color your card stock in unique patterns.  It's fun to do and you can make some interesting background paper to use both on cards and in your scrap booking.

So if you would like to come to the next Stampin' Up! event with me as either a business or hobby demonstrator think about ordering the Starter Kit this month.  What a deal!  You pay $175 for $345 worth of products PLUS you get a FREE Big Shot or an additional $100 worth of products.

Call or email me if you have questions.  

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Hello Doily meets Triple Treat Flower

The card I have for you today uses two of my favorite stamps from the big catalog.  The Hello Doily background stamp and the Triple Treat Flower A la Carte stamp from Monday's post.  It is done in Rich Razzelberry and Crumb Cake card stock.  The sentiment is also one of my favorite stamps in the Holiday Mini Catalog. It is the Hand-Penned Holidays stamp set.

If you are into scrapbooking I can see these elements used in a beautiful scrap book page.

If you didn't see Monday's post you might be wondering about the pink rhinestone in the middle of the flower.  All you need to do is color the stone with a red permanent marker and Voila - a pretty pink! 

This is one of the cards that we have been creating at some of my stamping parties.  So if you would like to learn how to make this card email or call me and let's get you on the schedule. 

Have a wonderful day!

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Halloween Pencil Treats

A quick post today before I start getting everything ready for a stamping party tonight.  I'm looking forward to it.  I think we are going to have some newbies to stamping tonight.  That's always fun.  I love to watch how amazed some of them are that they could end up with such a great finished product.  

Today's  Halloween project shows another way to decorate the closure on the new narrow cello bags.  Plus another goodie that can be placed in the bag...cute Halloween pencils.  

I took a rectangular piece of card stock and scored it so it would fit around the end of the bag and be shaped to the pencils.  Then decorated one with the spider in the Batty For You stamp set and the other with the owl from the Warmest of Wishes in the Holiday Mini Catalog.  Aren't they cute?

I still have a few dates open for the end of this month if you think you might like to have a stamping party.  You can have it in your home or my stamping room here in Jasper.  Which ever you prefer.  If you would like to do a project you saw on my blog or anywhere else let's talk and set up a date.  Both you, your friends, and family will have a great time.  I promise!

Have a great day!

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

More Ways to Save on Stampin' Up! Products in October

Decided to do a second post today so that I could tell you about the other exciting ways you can shop and save with Stampin' Up! this month.  

First, Hurry to the Stampin' Up! Clearance Rack because it has been restocked!  You will find beautiful, discontinued holiday ribbon, designer series paper, punches, embellishments and much more.  And everything at big discounts. Clearance merchandise may only be purchased through an on-line order and is only available while inventory lasts. 

Click Here to Shop On-Line (look for "Clearance Rack" on the left).

Buy Two Simply Sent Kits - Get A Free Stamp Set

Dates: October 1-31, 2011
Promotion Details:  Buy two Simply Sent Kits and get a FREE coordinating stamp set!  Our Simply Sent Kits are the ideal choice for the beginning crafter.  The card kits offer a variety of basic themes, so it's easy to create cards for any occasion.

Buy any two of the following Simply Sent Kits:

Simply Sent Great Day
Simply Sent Everyday Elegance
Simply Sent Sweet Moments

And get a FREE coordinating stamp set:

It's Your Day
Es tu día (Spanish It's Your day)
C'est ta fête (French It's Your Day)
Everyday Wishes
You're Cherished
Chérissons les anges (French You're Cherished)

If you have any questions about the current promotions please Contact Me. 

Now go and have a wonderful day!

Snow Much Fun!

What a gorgeous fall day in the North Georgia mountains!  Hope wherever you are it's just as beautiful.  

The cooler weather makes me think Christmas will be just around the corner.  And in fact, when you are hand making your cards this is a perfect time to get started. 

This is a card I have been doing in my recent workshops using the Snow Much Fun stamp set.   When I first came to live in the south I didn't like to do snowmen for Christmas since I never saw any snow but that hasn't been the case since moving to north Georgia.  Last year my guests actually got snowed in at our house.  I had a bunch of 20 some year olds eating me out of house and home. :) And loved every minute of it!  

It's not a difficult card to put together and really very cute.  I like the soft look of the coloring with a blender pen.  It's difficult to see in this picture but there's a rhinestone in the snowball.  You know I was justing thinking...I need to pull out my blue permanent marker and see what that looks like. (Tip from yesterday's post.)


Now! Don't go away.  Here's more Stampin' Up! news.

They're here - Stampin' Up! Sweet Pressed Cookie Stamps are a brand-new product that will appeal to crafters and non-crafters alike - not to mention kids!  

The easy-to-use cookie stamp has a solid wood handle with three interchangeable stamp images: a heart, a jack-o-lantern, and a snowflake.

Just make your favorite shortbread cookie dough (or one of the two included recipes) and stamp away!  Create beautiful, hand-stamped cookies in a flash.  The stamp images are completely food-safe and child-friendly.  No ink required!

Item                Description                                                                                            Price

125152           Includes solid wood handle with three interchangeable stamp              $16.95
                       images, two recipes, and tips for use

Consider this item for gift giving this year.

Monday, October 3, 2011

Great News! Get a $99 Big Shot or up to $100 in Products - FREE!

I can't believe it's been almost two weeks...but I'm back!  And with exciting news and Stampin' Up! promotions.

Dates: October 1-31, 2011

The Big Shot is a big deal!  And during the month of October get a Free Big Shot (or up to $100 in free Stampin' Up! products)  when you purchase the starter kit and join my team.  You can share the fun and creativity of Stampin' Up! products with your friends, family, and neighbors as either a business or hobby demonstrator.

Important details about this promotion
  • Dates: October 1-31, 2011
  • Anyone that joins during the promotion period will receive a Sizzix Big Shot or $100 in Stampin' Up! products of your choice.  
  • Standard Starter Kit Contents $175.
  • My Digital Studio Starter Kit Contents $175
  • Total Value of promotional package is $440 and it ships FREE.
  • Once you order your kit on-line, you will be given access to the Promotional Product Bonus order type on the Stampin' Up! Demonstrator web page (referred to as "OEX") approximately one hour after you order the kit.  
  • In this order type, you will either enter the item number for the Big Shot (item 113439) or the item numbers for up to $100 in Stampin' Up! products.
  • Products can be chosen from any current catalog and shipping is free!
  • Be sure your free total comes as close as possible to $100 without going over since the Promotional Product Bonus order type will not allow items beyond $100 to be added to the order.
  • You will have until November 30, 2011 to redeem you product bonus.
Starter Kit Information
  • Promotion applies to the Standard or Digital + Starter Kit.  And you have the option of adding the Stampin' Up! Memories, Definitely Decorative, or My Digital Studio Software Add-On for the regular add-on price.
  • You have the option to substitute a Textured Impressions Embossing Folder ($7.95 or less: see pages 218-219) for the Always Bird Decor Elements (page 233) that comes in the Standard Starter Kit.
  • The Starter Kit in only available to new members and not to current demonstrators

Have Questions?  Email Me. I'll be happy to contact you.

Before I leave you let me share several cute 3x3 cards I've made recently.

Here's a close up of the Triple Treat Flower card.  It's one of my favorites. An "A la Carte" stamp - and only $8.95. Wanted you to see the center rhinestone.  Pretty in pink!  Use a red permanent marker to change the color.  Give it a try.

Stop back tomorrow for more Stampin' Up! promotions for the month of October.