Saturday, February 28, 2009
Friday, February 27, 2009
Stamps: Congrats SAB set (can't remember exact name but you can get it FREE! :) )
Ink: Riding Hood Red
Card Stock: Kraft, Whisper White, Riding Hood Red
Accessories: Baja Breeze Designer Series Paper, Riding Hood Red Taffeta Ribbon, Big Shot, Birds and Blooms dies, Heart to Heart Punch
Wednesday, February 25, 2009
Tuesday, February 24, 2009
- Do you want to make some extra money to pay some bills?
- Do you enjoy meeting new people or have the desire to do so?
- Do you love stamping?
- Do you want to get a great discount on some of the best paper crafting supplies out there?
- Do you want a TON of ideas at your fingertips for cards, scrapbook pages, small gifts, etc?
If answered yes to any of these questions (and there are a lot more I could ask! :) ), than being a demo might be just perfect for you! There are all types of different demonstrators that you can choose to be:
Deal Demonstrator: Buys the starter kit because it’s 15% OFF! You may have one initial order (because you get an extra 10% off), but then lets your demonstratorship expire.
Discount Demonstrator: Likes the idea of buying stamps for personal use at a 20% discount and occasionally sells to neighbors, relatives, friends, etc.
Seasonal Demonstrator: Works hard at the business during a particular season where you might need extra money (holiday time, etc.) and maintains minimum orders and sales during the balance of the year.
Hobby Demonstrator: Likes doing workshops or stamp camps and earning extra money when it’s convenient; works a lot some months and very little other months; likes to do workshops that are easy to book.
Career Demonstrator: Views a Stampin’ Up! demonstratorship as a great business opportunity with long-term career potential; pursues management and wants to move up the career ladder; loves attending Stampin’ Up! events and has developed close social relationships with other demonstrators; works at her business in a consistent and outgoing manner.
Being a demonstrator gives you the flexibility to do what you want and when you want! It really is a great way to supplement income in these trying economic times. ESPECIALLY...now that the Starter Kit is ON SALE!!! (Until March 31st!)
I love doing the banner thing. I think it's too much fun. You just cut a piece of cardstock to fit your sentiment. Stamp your sentiment, leaving extra space on whatever side you want your banner points to be. Then put your banner in a square punch...that is big enough for your banner...at a diagonal. Center it, and then just punch...instant banner. I colored the "good" from "good friend" in with my VersaMarker again. Hard to see...I know...but in real life it gives a subtle difference in color that makes it pop.
This card started out with the focal point of the card. I made that panel for another project that didn't work like I wanted it to. So I made it into a card. Don't you just LOVE the corduroy buttons?! So scrumptious and SO HAPPY they are in the catalog!!! :) Enjoy these cards!
Monday, February 23, 2009
I was going to use a patterned paper for his wing, but decided I wanted glitter instead. So just used a 2-way glue pen to color in his wing and dumped glitter over it. LOVE the sparkle. :)
Friday, February 20, 2009
Hope you enjoy and hope you have a great day! On a personal note...sorry for my absence this week. I usually do posts on my blog when my daughter is either napping or in bed. Well...my daughter will be 3 in May and I am FINALLY getting rid of her binky! She only has it at nap and bed time, but man...she's attached! I hear that you don't let your kid go past a year with it and it's easier. Thanks for all this advice AFTER we are well past that! :) Hehe. Anyway: it's been challenging a bit and she hasn't napped and by the time we get her down at night I'm too tired. :) So sorry! But she is doing great now and I should be back! :)
Tuesday, February 17, 2009
After the card was done, I wanted to do something 3D. So I found this box pattern on the current UStamp site. I changed it to use the Sale-A-Bration paper. I have to say...I liked it until I realized the ribbon REALLY needs to be on the other side to balance it out. So overlook that part, please. :) But I LOVE the ribbon bundle in the Sale-A-Bration brochure. SO happy there is ribbon in there! :) The flap to keep the box closed tucks behind the saying. Oh...and I embossed the saying with Iridescent Ice embossing powder. Talk about the LOVE I have of that stuff! :) Can't get enough!
Here is a little close up of the saying. The background was stamped with the Polka Dot Punches set and then sponged with Chocolate Chip. (Didn't avoid using that color here!) Then the brad is one of the new Chocolate Chip brads that I LOVE LOVE LOVE!!! :) Enjoy!!!
Monday, February 16, 2009
Friday, February 13, 2009
Hard to tell, but all the papers are in a clear box. They fit PERFECTLY and it looks SO FUN! I know you can't really see how beautiful and fun it is. :)
Wednesday, February 11, 2009
Bucket isn't the right word, I guess. So call it whatever you would like. It's made with the Petal Card Sizzix die. You just fold two of the sides in and adhere them to a 5 1/4" x 2" strip of card stock that is folded in half. We made our bucket out of Certainly Celery card stock, and then adhered Designer Series Paper to the front and back. The inside holds a cello bag with Valentine conversations hearts tied with the same ribbon that makes the handle. HOW CUTE would these be to put on your kids/hun/significant other/etc. door for Valentine's Day?!
Tuesday, February 10, 2009
She wanted a "Sweet Bliss" wedding card. Ahhhhhh...isn't it precious. :) (By the way....I LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE this cupcake!!! It's from one of the new Level 1 Hostess sets. It's FAB-O!!! I think it's darling!!!! Just in case you wanted to know my opinion. :) )
Then she wanted a edgy, "real men eat cupcakes", rockery one. So I came up with this...thinking that black/gray/red was a cool color combo for this idea. Just wasn't "edgy" or "rockery" enough for me. So....
Monday, February 9, 2009
This card is super fun and glittery in person. I just paper pieced all the cupcake/cherry pieces together. The frosting piece is completely glittery. I added VersaMark all over the top of it, then embossed it with Iridescent Ice embossing powder. LOVE that stuff! :) Then I added the different colored "sprinkles" on top of that. I punched those out with a 1/2" circle punch. Here is a close up so hopefully you can get an idea of how glittery it is in person....
I hope your day really is "the sweetest ever" today! It's a nasty snow-in day today here in Utah! NO FUN! Also, don't forget about my YUMMY INCENTIVE this month! If you are wanting to make some fun cupcake projects of your own....the FREE Class By Email is perfect! :) Let me know if you have any questions!
Sunday, February 8, 2009
Friday, February 6, 2009
I LOVE a color challenge! Do you?! And this one is FABULOUS...fun & cheery & bright! I added a little pop of another color, but m...
Guess what?! It is almost time for the BEST TIME in the Stampin' Up! year!!!! AHHHHHH! And one of the VERY LAST assignments that I ha...
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