Saturday, February 20, 2010

Beautiful Card From a Beautiful Friend...

Today I just wanted to show you a fabulous card I received while I was at my Leadership Conference in January. My sweet friend, Kristi, gave me this and I was SO excited! I love it! Love the stamp set used!!! (Vintage Vogue) Love the colors used!!! Love everything! :) I can't believe I haven't shared it with you here you go! :)

Look at all those fun details...
I hope you enjoy this card! Some of you have just to let you know...I'm in Vegas until Tuesday. :) So thanks for visiting me! :)

Friday, February 19, 2010

Well Deserved Thanks...

I have a fun thank you card to share with you today. And it comes with a story. :) While I was in Phoenix this past January for my Stampin' Up! Leadership Conference....I met the NICEST lady!!!! My friend and I were at our hotel checking out, about to go get a taxi to go to the airport. Well this SWEET lady came in to the lobby and asked if there were two people going to the airport. She lived near Phoenix, was heading towards the airport, and would be willing to drop a few people off there because she had room in her car. HOW NICE IS THAT?!?! We didn't have to ride in a stinky taxi and got to meet another SUPER FABULOUS Stampin' Up! demonstrator!!!! She was so much fun and so great to talk to and we had a great ride to the airport!!! Well...I've been meaning to get her a thank you card/package in the mail since we got back and things got crazy. BUT....better late than never...right?! And I finally had time to make a special card just for her the other night. This was what I made...

It's a pocket card and the middle insert pulls out to reveal the message I will write. I sponged EVERYTHING on this card and I love the depth it gives. Here are the flower close-up...
LOVE those corduroy brads! And this card has THREE on them! :) Yes...I really am grateful for her thoughtfulness! :) Here is the card with the insert pulled out...

I hope she likes it! I'm actually out of town right now and didn't get it in the mail before I left. But I will do it first thing when I get home!!!!

Thanks for visiting! Hope you enjoy!!!

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Sale-A-Brate With a Card Class!!!!

So I have a goal this year to actually send more cards. :) Any of you share that goal with me?! :)'s time for a class this month and this next class we are going to be making 10 cards using the fun Sale-A-Bration items!!!! You will use it all....all four stamp sets, the punch, and the Designer Series Paper. There will be five different card designs...and we will be making two of each. Pictures of cards are below.
Class Date: Thursday February 25th
Time: 6:30 pm
Place: Ashley Van Camp's House

Stamp Camp Registration: $15.00

RSVP by Saturday February 20th

You will receive: All supplies needed to complete the ten cards, envelopes for each card, yummy snacks, door prize, and special deals for attendees only!!!

Please bring your own adhesive or you can purchase at class for a fee.

CLASS ON THE GO KIT: If you are not able to attend the above listed time of this class, but are still interested in creating these cards...there is an option for you. You may purchase it as a "Class on the Go" kit. It will come with all supplies needed to complete all of the cards! It will also come with step-by-step directions for each card. The price for this "Kit To Go" is $20.00. Add $5.00 if you need it shipped to you.

***BRING A FRIEND!!!! If you register a friend that has never come to a class will receive a FREE gift for YOU and YOUR FRIEND!

Please let me know if you have any questions!!! Would love to have you attend! And if I'm being honest....I REALLY love these cards. :) They are even cuter in person!!! :)

Thanks for visiting! I hope you enjoy!

Monday, February 15, 2010

Glassine Folder...

So I am working on ORGANIZING my stamp room right now. It's kinda gotten a bit crazy so I try to organizing a section each day.

 I took some time out of that this weekend to take a few minutes to stamp because I needed it! :) Anyway...I saw this idea at the Regional Stampin' Up! event I went to in January. I have been meaning to try one since I got back, and I finally remembered to do it...

Of course the color combo Melon Mambo, Chocolate Chip, Pretty in Pink, Kraft, and Old Olive. Can't get enough of it! :)

Can you tell that the flower is all shiny?! Because it is! :) I put a layer of Crystal Effects on it to make it shiny and have a bit more punch. Here is a close up of that...

To explain the project a bit...the Kraft cardstock is a little folder of sorts. The Melon Mambo part is a belly band that comes off the folder to open it up. When you take off the belly band and open it had two little pouches to hold whatever you want. Gift cards, notes, etc.

It was hard to get a picture of, sorry!  Basically what I did was fold one of the Glassine Bags (they are in the mini!) in half.  Then made a Kraft cardstock folder to fit around it. Cut the bottom of the bag off so there are two pouches. Then for the inside I made two cards to fit...

Now...I have been obsessed with this felt stuff lately. Loving these felt pieces! SO CUTE!!! And what I was thinking of using this for is gluing a gift card on to one of the cards and then my note on the other. Or you could make it a coupon book. Or I bet it would even hold some chocolate! :) Basically....whenever you need a few pouches to hold something....this would work! :)
I hope you enjoy! Thanks for visiting!

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Chipboard Scallop Cards...

Here are some more of the cards I made with the Chipboard Scallop Book pieces that are found in the Mini. I seriously have been having SO MUCH FUN with these! Here is the first one...

I just smooshed my Whisper White Craft pad around the chipboard again, and embossed with Iridescent Ice embossing powder. LOVE IT! Then I used the Vintage Vogue stamp set for this one. Here is a close up...
I embossed that flower as well. The color combo is Melon Mambo, Pretty in Pink, and Crushed Curry. Can I just say that I DID NOT like Crushed Curry when I first saw it. Now I have to's the perfect yellow and I love it. :)
This next card is the same as the first one, just a different color combo...
I used the Vintage Vogue stamp set again. And then I used Real Red craft ink on the Chipboard first. And of course....embossed with Iridescent Ice embossing powder. Can't get enough. :) Then I used Kraft cardstock for the card. The flower/viney stamp is stamped in Chocolate Chip. The flower is Real Red. Then Crushed Curry again for the banner sentiment.
Next up is actually the very first one I made. I was itching to use the Sweet Pea felt, so I did! :) Here it is...
I thought it was a fun little cheery flower scene. That cloud stamp is from the "Good Neighbor" Sale-A-Bration stamp set. LOVE it! :) Here is a close-up...
Look at that fun texture the felt adds!
Hope you enjoy! Thanks for visiting!!!

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Club Day for February!!

Today is club day! I love meeting together with my club gals that live close each month! We miss those of you that live out of town!!!! I wanted to share the projects that we made today. I make them for those that live out of you will get these with your order, gals! :)

I have to say....I'm in love with this first project. This idea came in to my head when I saw how big the new Chipboard books in the mini catalog were. I finally sat around to play with this idea. There are EIGHT pages in each of the books....a FABULOUS deal!!!!! So sure....I have made some chipboard books...but why not even do more fun things with them?!?! I made a single page into a jumbo card/tag item! TOO much fun! I think it would look GREAT tied on to the front of a gift bag or on a present. And you can make EIGHT from one pack!!! On to the project...
HOW CUTE IS THIS?! It is SO SPARKLY in real life. Love it! I just smooshed Whisper White Craft ink all over the flower, then embossed with Iridescent Ice embossing powder. Then I used my Big Shot to cut out the circle card. Then decorated using some FUN things in the mini! I LOVE how this turned out. (I made a few others that I will share with you tomorrow or the day after.) Here is a close-up...
My color combo is Melon Mambo, Pretty in Pink, Whisper White, Chocolate Chip, and a splash of Old Olive. LOVE these colors together! In the middle I put one of the fun Circle brads from the main catalog. I tried to get a good pic of all the sparkle. Here is what I got...
And then this is how it opens up...
I love that big tag/card. Hope you do too! :) I know my club gals have so far! (We still have some coming tonight.)
The next project we did was this notebook in it's own little folder...
I love this. It is a Jr. Legal Pad cut in half. Then just make a fun folder for it and you have a notebook for the go! :) I LOVE making lists and such...and I love all sorts of notebooks. So this is perfect for me. :) AND...they are really fun to make. Here is a view from the side...
How cute. :) And then the inside...
We put some of the same Designer Series Paper on the top of the notebook so that it all coordinates! :) The Designer Series Paper comes from the Sweet Pea pack...FYI. I am loving this projecttoo...if I do say so myself :)
I hope you enjoyed that I FINALLY put some new projects up! Thanks for visiting!

Monday, February 8, 2010

February Card Kit of the Month...

I am SORRY I am just now getting this posted! Crazy month! I will give everyone until the 23rd to order these...since I'm so late!!! You will still get them by the end of the month! :) I'm SORRY!!!! (I will also have some new things posted soon as well! :) ) But here is the card kit of the month for February...

It's card kit time again! You will LOVE this stamp set and these cards!

In this kit, you'll receive the supplies to create SIX of EACH design shown above - so you will receive all of the consumable supplies that you need to create 12 cards total.

You will also receive 2 additional full color samples of "alternative" cards that you can make with the combined contents of the kit, as well as step by step instructions on how to complete each of the 4 designs.

Card Kit Price is just $15--that's 12 cards, plus envelopes for just $15!

Each month, the card kit also features both a Stamp Set of the Month and an Accessory of the Month. If you purchase the card kit, you may also purchase these items at 20% off!

February Featured Products:
  • Herb Expressions Stamp Set (reg $32.95) just $26.36* with purchase of the Card Kit
  • Sherbet Buttons (reg $7.95) just $6.36* with purchase of Card Kit

(*regular tax and shipping apply)

What else will you need? See the list below for items that were used to create the cards in this kit. If you already have everything--just buy the card kit and you are ready to create!

If you don't have everything--place a product order with your kit (don't forget about the discount on the "featured products!")

Or--you can use the card kit to create your own designs using other stamps and inks that you already have--the choice is yours!

Orders for the Card Kits must be received by February 23rd. You will receive your kits by the end of the month.

Call or email me today to order:

Ashley Van Camp


Please Note: I am glad to ship kits directly to you! If the kit needs to be shipped, there will be an extra $3 shipping charge.

Products you will need to complete cards as shown:

  • Basic Grey Classic Ink ($5.95)
  • Certainly Celery Classic Ink ($5.95)
  • Bashful Blue Classic Ink ($5.95)
  • Rich Razzleberry Classic Ink ($5.95)
  • Aqua Painters ($16.95)
  • Mat Pack ($9.95)
  • Paper Piercer ($3.50)
  • Solid Stripes Stamp ($9.95)
  • Herb Expressions Stamp Set ($32.95) $26.36 with the
    purchase of the Card Kit
  • Sherbet Buttons ($7.95) $6.36 with the purchase of Card Kit
  • Stampin' Dimensionals ($3.95)
  • SNAIL Adhesive ($6.95)
  • Bone Folder ($6.95)
  • Paper Snips ($9.95)

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Sweet Treat Cups...

I LOVE the Sweet Treat Cups...I just have to say. :) And I love that they come in both circle and heart shape! Too much fun! So today I just wanted to show you a few projects I saw while I was at my Stampin' Up! events in Phoenix in January. Too much fun!!! I am so glad I was able to take pictures of these on the display boards so I could remember I want to make them myself! :)

Aren't they fun?! Hope you enjoy them too! Thanks for visiting!

Monday, February 1, 2010

Heartfelt Thanks...

Sorry for the lack of posts lately. Life has been a bit nuts lately. I'm sure you all understand! :) I had just a few mins to actually create something have a quick card to share with you. Seriously...this card is SO quick and easy! Here is the card...
How precious! :) I used two stamp sets today..."With All My Heart" from the Mini catalog and the Sweet Heart one that coordinates with the Heart shaped Sweet Treat Cups. All I did was stamp first stamp the small flower image in the "With All My Heart" stamp set on the Kraft. Then stamp flower stem on the Whisper White. Stamped that big flower image on Pale Plum in Rich Razzleberry ink. Punch out with the Extra Large Fancy Flower punch. Sponge edges with Rich Razzleberry ink. Punch hole in middle and put in a Jumbo Brad (5/8" Whisper White) in middle. Adhere on flower stem with dimensionals. Sponge edges of Whisper White with Rich Razzleberry ink. Stamp your greeting in the corner, mat onto Rich Razzleberry cardstock. Adhere a bit of Old Olive Striped Ribbon on left corner. Adhere that whole piece to Kraft card. Easy Peasy!!!Here is a close-up. Oh yeah...I did curl the flower petals up a bit with my Bone Folder to give it a bit of dimension....
Hope you enjoy! Thanks for visiting! I'll try to have more regular posting this week! :)

Technique Tuesday With Custom Striped Accents!

One of my assignments on Stampin' Up!'s Artisan Design Team is to do share some fun techniques.  My first one was shared at the end ...