Sunday, August 31, 2008
Not So Simple Birthday Thanks...
Stamps: Simple Birthday Thanks, Think Happy Thoughts
Ink: Basic Black
Card Stock: Regal Rose, Real Red, Chocolate Chip, So Saffron, Kraft (the card base that all the other cupcake pieces are mounted on)
Accessories: Georgia Peach DSP, Iridescent Ice embossing powder, Glassy Glaze embossing powder, Fresh Favorites buttons, Scallop circle punch, 1 3/8" Circle Punch, 1 1/4" Circle punch, 3/4" circle punch, 1/4" circle punch, Very Vanilla 5/8" grosgrain ribbon
What I first did was stamp the whole cupcake on a standard size Kraft card, with the cupcake frosting slightly overlapping the fold line on the card. Then I cut it all out. With the frosting overlapping on the fold line, it creates the place for the card to be able to open up. Then I just stamped the cupcake on several different DSP and card stock layers and cut out the individual pieces. I glued the cupcake base directly on the Kraft card, and then the frosting and cherry is up on dimensionals. So it really does have a lot of dimension. Here's a picture that hopefully helps see that...
Then also what I did, before I mounted any of these pieces, was do a little embossing. The frosting I embossed with iridescent ice emboss powder. Then the cherry I embossed with Glassy Glaze emboss powder to give it a fabulous glow. :) Here's a pic that hopefully helps you see that better....
I know this was a long post, but it was a time consuming card to make so it deserves a longer than normal post! :) I hope you enjoy! (Although it might not look like it was...all that cutting took some time! :) )
Wednesday, August 27, 2008
Color Inspiration #20
Sunday, August 24, 2008
More cute boxes..
Aren't they too cute! The supplies are: Canvas Bag, Lots of SU' ribbon!, Felt Flowers Accents and Elements, and assorted Stampin' Up! buttons. They are fun to make and I think really fun to see the outcome. :)
Wednesday, August 20, 2008
Can you believe this Designer Series Paper?!
Monday, August 18, 2008
Explosion Box Scrapbook Class...
This class is being offered two different times. If you are nearby any of these locations and would like to come, just let me know!! Would love to have you come!
Friday August 29th - Salt Lake City
RSVP by Friday August 22nd to ensure your spot!
All supplies for the amazing projects, Snacks, Door Prizes, Great Special Deals for Attendees Only.
CLASS ON THE GO KIT: If you don't live nearby but are really wanting to be here...I can help in a small way. :) You may purchase this class as a "Class on the Go" kit. It will come with all the supplies needed for the projects. The price for this kit to go is $20.00. (Please add $5.00 if you need it shipped.)
Sunday, August 17, 2008
Saturday, August 16, 2008
LOOK WHAT CAME...
Thursday, August 14, 2008
Tuesday, August 12, 2008
My Club Gals!!!!
Monday, August 11, 2008
It's HERE AND AVAILABLE!!!
Let me know if you have any questions on anything! Also let me know if there is anything you want to order. Stampin' Up!, for the first time, is offering 15% off a select number of NEW stamp sets! It's from now until September 30th. So if any of them are on your wish list, make sure you order them by then! Just send me an email with your order (email@example.com) and I'd be happy to have it shipped right to your door! Here is the list of stamp sets that are available at a discount... http://www.stampinup.com/us/documents/Never_Before_Seen_US.pdf
Hope you are all having a great day!
Sunday, August 10, 2008
Wild About this card...
Another Convention Make and Take...
Saturday, August 9, 2008
Stamps: Wow Flowers, Happy Thoughts
Ink: Pretty in Pink, Chocolate Chip, Baja Breeze
Card Stock: Baja Breeze, Chocolate Chip, Very Vanilla, Pretty in Pink
Accessories: Scallop Punch, 1 3/8" Circle, 1 1/4" Circle, 3/4" Circle, Silver Brad, Scallop Edge Punch, 1/4" Pretty in Pink grosgrain ribbon
Thursday, August 7, 2008
NEW!!! Stampin' Up! card kits available...
Do you love having card stock pre-cut for you? Then this is for you!
It's time for a NEW Stampin' Up! Catalog, and a NEW service I'm offering YOU! I'm going to be offering a "Card Kit of the Month" each and every month. It will give you the opportunity to have easy cards to make each month and to try new colors/accessories/etc. I will be featuring both a Stamp Set of the Month as well as an Accessory of the Month. This month's card kit items are listed below, and the price of the Card Kit is $15. This kit includes all of the consumable supplies you will need to create 12 cards, with the exception of the Flower Fusions Accents. Shown above is just 1 example of a card you can make with your kit. Purchase the kit, and receive 3 additional full color samples for "alternative" cards you can make with the contents of your kit! In addition, you'll receive detailed, step by step instructions on how to complete each of the 4 card designs.
Already have the ink pads and stamp set needed to make the cards in this kit? Just buy the Card Kit! Don't have some (or any) of these items?
See the "Add-on Products" list to pick out and order what you need to complete the cards. Just want the Card Kit to make your own designs? Go for it!
Orders for the Card Kits must be received by August 15th. You will receive your kits by the end of the month.
Special Offer for August! Purchase the Card Kit and receive the Coordinating Set, "Simply Said" and the Coordinating Accessory, "Flower Fusion Accents & Elements" at 20% off!
The Card Kit ($15) Includes:
--12 Pieces of 6" x 6" Rose Red Card stock
--12 Pieces of 3" x 2 ¼" Old Olive Card stock
--12 Pieces of 3" x 2 ¼" Chocolate Chip Card stock
--12 Pieces of 2 ¾" x 2" Whisper White Card stock
-- 12 – 9" Pieces of Pumpkin Pie Grosgrain Ribbon
--84 – Silver Brads
-- 12 – Whisper White Envelopes
-- Step by Step Instructions to complete 4 different card designs using the kit pieces
--Chocolate Chip Classic Ink pad ($5.25)
-- Old Olive Classic Ink pad ($5.25)
-- Rose Red Classic Ink pad ($5.25)
--Rose Red Stampin' Write Marker ($3.25)
-- Pumpkin Pie Stampin' Write Marker ($3.25)
-- Simply Said Stamp Set ($25.95) $20.76 with the purchase of the Card Kit
-- Flower Fusion Accents & Elements ($14.95) $11.96 with the purchase of the Card Kit
Other Optional Purchases:
-- 1/16" Hole Punch ($8.95)
-- Stampin' Dimensionals ($3.95)
Please Note: If you live far away from me you can still participate! I am glad to ship kits directly to you! If the kit needs to be shipped, there will be an extra $3 shipping charge.
Feel free to invite any friend(s) that you think might be interested. All are invited to participate!!!
Contact me today to order your Card Kit and see how quick and easy card making can be right in the comforts of your home!
Wednesday, August 6, 2008
Kristina's Color Inspiration #18!
Stamps: Pretty Petals Background Stamp, Hugs and Wishes
Now...I don't know if you can tell so much in the background of the card (so I did add another picture on the bottom of this post so hopefully you can see it better) but I embossed the background stamp with black embossing powder. So it's kinda shimmery and fabulous in real life. :) And you might be wondering how I have that Rose Red 1/4" grosgrain ribbon from the new catty already! (Yes...that's right! There WILL be 1/4" Rose Red grosgrain in the new catalog that starts on August 11th!) Well....the secret is...I don't. :) I just died the Whisper White. I opened up my ink pad, laid my ribbon on it, held it with a sponge, and then dragged the ribbon across the ink pad. I did it a few times, and VOILA! Rose Red ribbon. Makes having any color of ribbon possible! I love this trick. :) And by the way...this is a 4-1/4" square card. Here is hopefully a better pic of the background...
Anyway: let me know if you have any questions and ENJOY!
Stamps: Baroque Motifs
Ink: Versa Mark, Real Red Craft, VersaMarker
Card Stock: Real Red, Basic Black, Whisper White
Accessories: Scallop Punch, 1 3/8" Circle Punch, 1 1/4" Circle Punch, Black Embossing Powder, Clear Embossing Powder
Sunday, August 3, 2008
A few convention projects...
And look at this DARLING gift bag! It's the simple white gift bags that Stampin' Up sells, with some card stock, Designer Series Paper, ribbon, and stamping to make it absolutely fabulous!!!! I LOVE LOVE this and will be making these lots now, I believe. :)
This is a close up of the bow. My new fave bow now. :) It's so easy to make. Wrap some ribbon around your project. Take another piece of ribbon and adhere the ends together to make a loop. Then cut a small piece of ribbon, wrap it around the loop in the middle to bring it together and create this. Then just adhere the bow to the ribbon piece you've already wrapped around your project. So easy and SO CUTE!!!!
CAN YOU BELIEVE IT?!??!?!?!
When you check in online for convention, if you have received an award of any kind (Stampin' Up is FABULOUS about rewarding you for your accomplishments and there are lots of ways you can earn free stamp sets and stuff) it will show up then. It won't tell you what you won, but it just says, "Congratulations you have won an award. Go to the Info booth when you get to convention" or something like that. Anyway...mine said that so of course I went. I wasn't sure exactly what I got, but just figured I met one of the sales or recruiting requirements. Well...I show up and tell them I think I get an award of some kind. Meanwhile, other people were showing up and getting these AMAZING pink purses that I was SO JEALOUS of!! So she gets a stamp set for me and a few pins, and hands me the bag. I was so excited for free stamps, of course. Well...I was about to ask her what the pink bag was for, and she says..."Wait....you want to make sure to get your NEW BAG!!!!!!!!" and then reaches behind a curtain to get one! I FREAK OUT!!!! Totally drop the other bags in my hand, scream, cause quite the scene, and just get so excited that I don't even listen to her. Turns out the bag goes to those in the Founder's Circle. Which is a group of the top 100 demos, the top 15 Rising Stars (which are the demo's that do the best in their first full year as a Stampin' Up demo), and a few other top demos for promotions for their downline. Anyway: it took her a few times telling me that I was IN THE FOUNDER'S CIRCLE!!!!! because I was screaming and freaking out. So....not only do I get this fabulous bag BUT I get a FOUR DAY trip with all the others that won and SHELLI!!!!! (For those of you that don't know, Shelli is the co-founder and owner of Stampin' Up! and kinda my hero! :) ) I LOVE HER!!!! So I am just THRILLED beyond words and kept waiting for them to take it away from me all day saying they made a mistake. Here is the cute bag...
(This is what happens when I leave my husband in charge of the photos! This is me hugging Shelli and meeting Shelli FOR THE FIRST TIME!!!! She said in my ear, "Yeah!!! A Utah girl!!!" :) So in September I get an all expense paid trip to a spa in St. George!!!!!!! I CAN NOT WAIT!!!!!!
Sorry for such a long post, but I am SO SO SO EXCITED!!!!! For those of you that read this whole thing, thanks! :)
Here's my cute downline, Megan. She stayed with me during convention, and it was fun getting to know her more. She was a FABULOUS help to me (as I tend to get a bit ditzy from the excitement from everything) the whole time. Our new catty!!!! YEAH!!!!!! (I think you can tell from her smile that she's happy! :) ) This was in the morning the first day. Gina, Kristine, me, and Megan (three of my cute downline!) all hanging out waiting to get into the Memento Mall. Megan and I waited in line for THREE HOURS that first morning! It was fun to visit with everyone, look through the catalog, etc, etc...but I couldn't believe how long we had to wait! Of course I had to make it worth it after waiting that long. :) So I got the DARLING project tote, camera bag, Art from the Heart CD, Statement of the Heart stamp with 20th anniversary charm, pens, Key finder key chain thing, and I think that's it. Hmmmm..can't remember what else. I'll try to take a pic of it all later to share, if you really care. :) FABULOUS IDEA! This was on display at the Memento Mall. I LOVE this! Designer Series Paper just rolled together and then put in a cute vase. Tie vase with ribbon, put in flower, and VOILA! Cute display. I loved this!!!Don't be too jealous...but it's KRISTINA!!!! I was SO EXCITED to meet her the FIRST General Session. YEAH!!!! She's so cute. I met her a few time throughout convention, and she's fabulous! Three of my amazing dowline...Gina, Shirley, and Kristine. It was so much fun getting to hang with everyone for four days! On Check-In day some of us from our group went to Gateway Mall (it's an outdoor mall and I LOVE this place!) for lunch. We ended up at Applebee's, and it was a blast. We all walked a bit further than we planned, but it was worth it to have that yummy Oriental Chicken Salad! This is Sherri and Deborah...and they are in my sideline group. (We all come through the same demo up in our "demo genealogy" line. :) ) I met Deborah by chance through splitcoast stampers when we were deciding whether or not to go to Leadership in Palm Springs this Jan. We both ended up going, and we ended up all traveling together...along with my upline, Jill. I'm so glad because it's been great staying in touch afterwards and then hanging out at convention this year too! Hi girls!!!! :)
My amazing upline (and cousin...well...my cousin's wife but I call her cousin :) ), Jill! Isn't she so cute!!!Ahhhh...look at cute Betsy! :) She's my BFF and I'm so excited she was with me at convention this year! :)
YEAH!!!! I WON ANOTHER FREE STAMP SET!!!! They do this "Prize Patrol" thing during the General Sessions. Everyone gets a wristband when they check in. They will flash one up throughout the general sessions and if yours matches, you win whatever they are giving out at the time. You can see on the screen in the background that I won with Blue Checks! It was the LAST one they did! I was thrilled! :) Yeah for free stamps!!!! :)
And here is my group. This was at the end. So sad to be all done. It was so much fun and hope we're all able to make it next year!!!! Thanks for the blast of a time girls!
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