Friday, August 22, 2008

Card Share

Sorry I've been neglecting you all. I've been getting ready for my class tonight plus I've been sick. It's no fun being sick plus trying to get ready for a class. All I want to do is sleep!!

Today's card share uses a hostess set from our last catalog. I like how this stamp set can be very versatile. This card could almost use any sentiment you want to use with it.

Stamp Set: Morning Soft
Cardstock: Green Galore, Black, Glossy White
Ink: Wild Wasabi
Accessories: Photo Corners Punch, 1/16" Hole Punch, Silver Brads

Enjoy your weekend and happy stamping!!

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Technique Tuesday

I apologize for not posting the last couple of days. I really haven't had anything new to share. I guess that should be my incentive to get busy.

Today's technique is the magic card. This is another one of those fun cards. It's funny watching people trying to figure it out.

This is what the card looks like before the magic. You can see the finished product below. You might have to click on the picture to get a better view of it.

This card takes time and patience. There are a few steps involved. You will play with a lot of tools in the process. You will need an image that needs to be colored in. There is a great tutorial on the Splitcoaststampers website. When you get there, go to resources and find magic card. If you decide to try one yourself, I would love to see your creation.

The tutorial on Splitcoast will show you pictures along with step-by-step directions.

Stamp Set: Merci
Cardstock: Perfect Plum, Whisper White
Ink: Perfect Plum, Black Stazon, Pastels
Accessories: Stampa-ma-jig, Blender Pens, Oval Coluzzle, 1 3/8" Circle Punch, 1/8" Hole Punch, Silver Eyelets, White Tafetta Ribbon, Transparencies

This Friday night is my monthly techniques class in Kaufman. If you are in the area, I would love to have you join us. Check out my website for more info. If it isn't close to you, I would love to start one in your area. Contact me today! There class would be free for you.

As promised, here is the "ta-da"!! I hope you enjoy it, and try one for yourself.

Happy stamping!!

Thursday, August 14, 2008

Last Tart & Tangy

I'm sure you all must be getting tired of looking at this set but this is the last card I will share for a little while.

This was a fun card to make. I don't know if you can tell from the picture or not but the bottom of the strawberry looks like it was dipped in chocolate. The top part of the strawberry was colored with Regal Rose and the bottom half in Chocolate Chip. Then crystal effects was put on the bottom to give it the glossy look. I thought it turned out pretty cute.

The ribbon used is the satin ribbon sold in our last holiday mini. I wish this had made it into the catalog.

Stamp Set: Tart & Tangy, Polka Dot Background
Cardstock: Chocolate Chip, Regal Rose, Whisper White
Ink: Old Olive, Regal Rose, Chocolate Chip markers and Chocolate Chip stamp pad
Accessories: Crystal Effects, Scallop Circle Punch, 1 3/8" and 1 1/4" Circle Punch, Chocolate Chip Satin Ribbon

Enjoy and happy stamping!!

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Regarding the Online Catalog

Nothing new to share today but I do have something to share.

Many of you may have already realized this, but the online catalog is not loading quickly and doesn’t look the same. In order to view it, you have to download a large .pdf file and that can take a bit of time. But this is only temporary… read this statement made to us today by Stampin’ Up!

“…the new Online Ordering system will take the place of the online catalog you’re used to seeing. During the interim period between the release of the Fall-Winter 2008 Idea Book & Catalog and the release of Online Ordering, the online catalog has been replaced with a PDF version that can be downloaded and viewed. This is a temporary solution that allows online access to the catalog until Online Ordering is available.

We are working to decrease the document’s download time on our end, but because of file size and significant download traffic, it may take some time to download. When you do download the document, make sure to save it to your hard drive so that you do not have to download it again.

Thanks for your patience as we work to bring you a fantastic new Online Ordering system!”

So, the bulky .pdf file is only temporary - and it’s online replacement will be outstanding! If you would like to purchase your own copy, please email me and I will get one out to you!

Please come back tomorrow for a new card.

Happy stamping!!!

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Technique Tuesday

Today's technique is called the Iris Twist. I like the way this looks but I don't think I would be able to do a bunch of these. Iris Twist is a paper folding technique taken from the old fashioned Iris Folding technique from Europe. It looks difficult but once you do one, it very easy to make more. Follow this tutorial from Splitcoaststampers and it will give you the pattern to download and step-by-step directions with pictures.

Be sure and try this technique and then send me your creation. I would love to post it here on my blog.

Stamp Set: Priceless
Cardstock: Purely Pomegranate, Close to Cocoa, Whisper White, Berry Bliss Designer Paper
Ink: Purely Pomegranate, Close to Cocoa
Accessories: Chocolate Chip Wide Grosgrain Ribbon

I've also included SU! promotions going on right now. Be sure to check them out.

Happy stamping!!

Monday, August 11, 2008

New Catalog...

Happy Monday stampers!!

Well, today is the day! SU! kicks off the new catalog. The new catalog isn't up on the website just should be up within the hour. I finally got my copy Friday, and I'm excited about all the new accessories...especially the ribbon. There is a lot of ribbon this time around. There is also new brads, hardware, etc. I could go on and on but you will have to see it for yourself.

It's not too late to get your copy of the new catalog. Contact me to get your copy today!

Never Before Seen Promotion
From August 11 through September 30, Stampin’ Up! is providing never-before-seen savings on brand-new stamp sets: 15% off select new, die-cut stamp sets from the Fall-Winter 2008 Idea Book & Catalog--no additional purchase necessary. Select items are listed in the table below:

111690 Snow Swirled $24.95 / $21.21
111586 It's a Stretch $23.95 / $20.36
111544 Putt Putt (Not available until August 18) $24.95 / $21.21
111626 Eastern Blooms $21.95 / $18.66
111672 Pocket Silhouettes $18.95 / $16.11
111710 Upsy Daisy $18.95 / $16.11
111556 Under the Stars $29.95 / $25.46
111644 Heard from the Heart $22.95 / $19.51
111570 Contempo Alphabet $40.95 / $34.81
109381 Felicidades Siempre* $17.95 / $15.26
*From Celebrando Creatividad

Take advantage of these never-before-seen savings on brand-new stamp sets!

Also, don't forget about the 3 different starter kits available for $99. Check out this post.

I hope you all will be excited about the new SU! catalog as I am. If you want to place an order or NEED a catalog, give me a buzz!

Happy stamping!!

Friday, August 8, 2008

Tart & Tangy

Here is another card share using the Tart & Tangy set. This card has on it the poly twill ribbon that was sold in the last mini. I don't know if it made it into the new catalog yet or not.

Speaking of the new catalog...I am still waiting patiently for them to come in. As a demonstrator we get a complimentary one, and I still haven't received that one yet. I didn't get the catalogs preordered like I had wanted to so hopefully they will be in next week since Monday kicks off the new catalog. If you ordered one, I will let you know when they get here.

As always, thanks for stopping by. Come back Monday because there will be some new promotions going on.

Happy stamping!!

Stamp Set: Tart & Tangy
Cardstock: Real Red, Bashful Blue, Whisper White, Summer Picnic Designer Paper
Ink: Real Red and Old Olive markers
Accessories: Old Olive Poly Twill Ribbon, 1 3/8" and 1 1/4" Circle Punch

Thursday, August 7, 2008

New Starter Kits

Ever thought about being a SU! demostrator? Beginning August 11 through October 11, you can choose from THREE different Starter Kits with three different focuses, depending on your interests for only $99!

Stamp Focused Starter Kit
* Fun & Fast Notes stamp set
* Whisper White cardstock
* Bol Brights* cardstock assortment
* SNAIL Adhesive
* Business Supplies

Scrapbook Focused Starter Kit
* Contempo Alphabet stamp set
* Petal Party Simply Scrappin'
* Pixie Pink Classic Stampin' Pad
* Business Supplies

Home Decor Focused Starter Kit
*Inspired by Nature stamp set
* Decor Elements Chocolate Classic F
* Decor Elements Medium Chocolate Long Stem Silhouettes
* Decor Elements Applicator
* Kiwi Kiss Classic Stampin' Pad
* Business Supplies

If you want more product, you can get the standard kit for $199 and get a stamp set of your choice from the catalog for free!

There's never been a better time to join the SU! family.

Happy stamping!!

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Another Tart & Tangy

I do have some SU! news but I will wait until tomorrow to share so here is another Tart & Tangy card using the Summer Picnic designer paper.

Stamp Set: Tart & Tangy
Cardstock: Pumpkin Pie, Whisper White, Summer Picnic Designer Paper
Ink: Pumpkin Pie
Accessories: 1 3/4" and 1 1/4" Circle Punch, Scallop Circle Punch, Pumpkin Pie Striped Ribbon

Come back tomorrow and find out what is going on with SU!

Happy stamping!!

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Technique Tuesday

Today's technique is paper tole. Paper tole is creating an 3-D image by using 2-5 copies of your image by cutting out different parts.

Stamp background images including focal point image. Stamp extra focal point image on a scrap of cardstock and trim. For extra dimension, shape with fingers. Mount with glue dot. Add additional layers of images or partial images if desired.

This stamp doesn't have many layers but if you have more than 2, it is pretty neat looking. You can't really tell from the picture but on this card, the middle part of the flower was cut out separately and then mounted on top of the original image.

Stamp Set: Embrace Life, Holidays & Wishes
Cardstock: Coral Cameo, Sage Shadow, Whisper White
Ink: Coral Cameo, Sage Shadow, Black Stazon
Accessories: Blender Pens, Silver Brads, 1/16" Hole Punch, White Taffeta Ribbon

I'm excited about this new Stampin' Up! year. SU! is moving ahead in new things. Be on the lookout as online ordering becomes available and then the big news about the Big Shot. So much happening!!

Happy stamping!!

Monday, August 4, 2008

Big News!!

I just heard from other convention goers that Stampin' Up! is teaming up with Sizzix to offer the Big Shot die-cut machine. With the Sizzix Big Shot and dies from Stampin' Up!, you can create die-cut shapes, envelopes, and tags. Be on the lookout for more information about this new product coming soon.

This week will be the last week you can order any of the retiring items. If you plan on ordering any of the retired items, please get me your order by Friday. I would hate for you to miss out on your favorite set retiring!

Today's card share is an invitation I did for my nephew. He will be turning 2 on Friday! I can't believe how time flies. My sister asked me to make his invitation and his favorite person this year has been Elmo. I had no idea what I was going to do. I didn't want to buy a stamp because this would probably be the only time I would use it. Stickers cost too much so I found some samples of Elmos using our punches. I think he came out pretty cute. Luckily I had some help with all the punching and putting together of him because it would have taken me a while to do it myself. Thanks Steve and Jessica for your help!!

Stamp Sets: Hugs & Wishes, Eat Cake
Cardstock: Yoyo Yellow, Real Red, Pumpkin Pie, Ballet Blue, Black, Whisper White
Ink: Ballet Blue, Black
Accessories: Scallop Circle Punch, 3/4" and 1/2" Circle Punch, Regular Hole Punch

Are you ready for the new catalog? I know that I am!!! I haven't seen it yet but I am patiently waiting. If you ordered one, I'll let you know when I get it.

Happy stamping!!

Friday, August 1, 2008

Online Ordering?

Things are pretty quiet. I don't have a card to share today but I did want to share some news with you about SU!

Sometime in the fall, online ordering will be available. You will be able to purchase through the website or on my SU! website. This is exciting news! As I understand, many demonstrators have been asking for this so the folks at SU! have listened. As more information becomes available, I will let you know.

Have a great weekend, and happy stamping!!