Sunday, October 28, 2007
Thursday, October 25, 2007
This beautiful banner was created by the daughter of fellow stamper, Valerie Stangle. My own brother and his family live near Huntington Beach, CA. Though they are not directly in the wildfire path, they say the air is very smokey all around them. May God continue to bless the victims, workers and family and friends of both.
Tuesday, October 23, 2007
Well - I've been away for awhile because we were getting ready for my niece's wedding this past weekend! I LOVE weddings - especially family weddings! The shower invites and favors, as well as the rehearsal dinner invites I stamped for her are in my archives. I hope to share the scrapbook pages I stamped for her wedding present this week!
This morning - I got to have some stampin' fun - okay, I borrowed this Batty for You Stamp Set (Fall/Winter Collection pg. 27)from my demo friend Tina M. and she wants her set back - lol! Aren't these cute? These are Halloween treats for my kids to take to school, and for us to give out at the door. They are suckers that showcase the wonderful SU! Scallop Punch. Fast, simple and cute - just the ticket for treats the kids will rip into right away, but I still get to have some stampin' fun!
Tuesday, October 16, 2007
Here are two adorable Halloween cards I found on other SU! demo's sites (so not credit to me, as I didn't make these!), that showcase the wonderful versatility of Stampin' Up! punches. The Spooky Eyes card uses both the Oval Punches, as well as several circle punches and the Corner Rounder Punch. It also uses the Booglie Eyes Stamp Set (my fav Halloween set!) and Double Sided Designer Series Paper(DSP). The DSP used here is retired from last year, but can easily be substituted for this year's Creepy Crawly DSP found on pg. 172 of the Fall/winter Collection 2007. The Tombstone card uses the Tag Punch and a Circle Punch, as well as the Booglie Eyes Stamp Set. Enjoy!
Friday, October 12, 2007
Shop & Crop Day
Sponsored by St. Mary Home & School Assoc.
St. Mary School
210 Gurler Rd., DeKalb
Saturday, November 10, 2007
10am - 8pm (for cropping)
11am - 4pm (for shopping)
Come and spend the day stamping and scrapbooking with us! $10 reserves your spot for the day, plus a FREE goodie bag, along with door prizes and raffle items. Bring your own projects and supplies - and get some crafting done while chatting andmaking new friends! You can also start your Holiday shopping the same day, at our Holiday Bazaar! (Free admission to Bazaar for croppers)
Come spend the day shopping for those special holiday gifts at our Holiday Bazaar. Home party products and unique homemade gift itesm all at one location. $1 Admission at the door to the Bazaar.
We will have a lunch stand if you would like to purchase your lunch. Otherwise, please bring your meals and snacks with you.
All proceeds benefit the St. Mary Home & School Association/St. Mary School.
Contact me TODAY for more information - Thanks!
This card, designed by Debra Burgin, uses the Stamp Sets: Autumn Fest (Fall/Winter Collection 2007 pg. 108) and So Many Sayings (Hostess Level 1); and a technique I had forgotten about! The leaves were stamped in Whisper White Craft Ink, then Stampin' Pastels were applied and blended together. A light spray of cheap hairspray seals the pastels. The card uses card stock in Apricot Appeal, Really Rust, More Mustard & Chocolate Chip.
Two more projects from my FABULOUS friends and sideline demos Card Craze event held on Oct. 6, 2007. Tina Moore designed this Card Holder box. It is made out of SU! card stock in River Rock, Blue Bayou, Chocolate Chip & Purely Pomegranate. What looks like ribbon is really folded card stock - pretty cool, huh? And how about the use of the Word Window Punch (Fall/Winter Collection 2007 pg. 182-83) to make a slarge slot to secure the flap and keep the box closed? The 5/8" Choclate Chip Grosgrain Ribbon (pg. 190) is a perfect touch. The color is so rich it makes me want a piece of chocolate! :) Debra Burgin designed the Journey card. It uses River Rock, Blue Bayou, Chocolate Chip & Mellow Moss. The horse image comes from the Wanted Stamp Set (pg. 88), the journey image comes from the Define Your Life Stamp Set (pg. 159) and then there's the Flannel Plaid Background Stamp (pg. 137). The strip of Chocoalte Chip card stock was peeled apart to create a Faux Suede look. Although this design isn't strictly masculine it works really well for it. Creating masculine oriented designs is a challenge for most of us - this card fits the ticket perfectly! My favorite part of this card, though, is the notch/closure. Where? you ask? The card cover has 1" cut off the end, and a notch made by our 1 1/4" Circle Punch. It is then tucked under the Scallop Circle Punch and Star (both on pg. 182-83) embellishment to hold the card closed. LOVE IT!
These are two more of the cards we made at my FABULOUS friends and sideline demos Card Craze Event on Oct. 6, 2007. The "So Kind" card was designed by Tina Moore using River Rock, Blue Bayou, Chocolate Chip & Whisper White. The swirls from the Priceless Stamp set (pg. 117 of the Fall/Winter Collection 2007) are stamped in StazOn Timber Brown (pg. 186) on acetates or window sheets. Stamped this way, then raised up a bit on Dimensionals (pg. 185) creates a shadow effect under the stamped image. The yummy ribbon is SU!'s Chocolate Chip Taffeta Ribbon. The heart card was designed by Debra Burgin using River Rock, Purely Pomegranate, Whisper White, Vellum Card Stock (pg. 179) & Mulberry paper (pg. 179). The Vellum scallop is punched circles. The heart was stamped, then heat embossed with Irirdescent Ice Embossing Powder - a wonderful sparkle!
Monday, October 08, 2007
This is one of the most BEAUTIFUL Thanksgiving cards I have yet to see! It was done by fellow demonstrator Amy Celona. You can check her out at http://www.ustamp4fun.com/. She uses on eof my favorite techniques - watercoloring with the Watercolor Wonder Crayons and the Aquapainter. This set is in the Fall/Winter Collection IB&C pg. 32 for only $15.95. Imagine - this much beauty from one inexpensive stamp set!!
Sunday, October 07, 2007
Monday, October 01, 2007
Beginning October 1st Stampin' Up! is offering "Holiday Glitz" Card Kits. This kit will make your Christmas card making a breeze with all the pre-cut supplies. All you do is choose your stamp set, stamp the images and assemble, making this kit a real time saver.
Each Holiday Glitz card kit makes 15 cards and includes:
- Precut card stock and Soft Sky Designer Paper (15)
- Whisper White Envelopes (15)
- Rhinestone brads (15)
- Real Red zigzag ribbon (15)
- Full-color instruction sheet (1)
Purchase the Holiday Glitz card kit for $28.95 each with no additional purchase required. There are no limits to the number of kits you may purchase.
Purchase one of the holiday stamp sets (listed below) and get the Holiday Glitz card kit for the special price of $24.95 each, no limit on the number of kits you can purchase at the special discounted price.
109266 pg 35 Big on Christmas $18.95
106786 pg 36 Snowflake Spot $ 20.95
109234 pg 45 Snowfall $23.95
110359 pg 5 (Holiday Mini) Love & Joy $ 23.95
There is no limit to the number of kits that you can order, however, they will only be available until supplies run out!! Place your orders early - contact me TODAY!!