Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Filled With Love Promotion!

I love a good promotion! There is something indulgent about getting something for free. This one doesn't disappoint! Did you know that Valentine's Day is the second biggest holiday for sending cards? Christmas, of course, is the biggest. During the Filled with Love promotion, you can get an exclusive package of Designer Series Paper perfect for creating cards for family, friends, coworkers, and that special someone!

Details: From December 17, 2010 through January 24, 2011, get a FREE package of Bitty Buttons–a $4.95 value–when you purchase an exclusive Filled with Love Bundle. See details below.

Click on the link to the right to visit my online store to begin shopping today!

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Vintage Vogue stamp set: clear #118598, wood #117690
Word Play stamp set: clear #120651, wood #120308

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Pinwheel Birthday

This project was inspired by Lisa Takeuchi's work found HERE
Word Play stamp set: clear #120651, wood #120308

Friday, October 29, 2010

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Holiday Bundle Sale!

The ABCs of the Perfect Handmade Holiday

From October 19 through December 16, choose from several different holiday bundles containing gorgeous Stampin' Up! products - perfect for creating cards, gift packaging and gifts - and all at 20% off! Details: You can purchase select products--perfect for Amazing cards, Beautiful packaging, and Cherished gifts--at a 20 percent discount! See bundle flyer for more information.

Things to Remember: This offer is available on all order types (customer, workshop, and online). Additional products from current catalogs may be purchased on the same order. There is no minimum purchase required to participate in this promotion.

NOTE: You must use the bundle item codes provided below on the flyer. The 20 percent discount will not be applied if individual bundle item numbers are entered separately.

Holiday Bundle Flyer

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Elements of Style

I made this card for my mom for her birthday.

Elements of Style stamp set: clear #120045, wood #118611

Friday, October 1, 2010

Blinged Out Pumpkins!

Brent Steele presented this cute idea at Convention this year, and I knew I had to try it! I bought the pumpkins from a local craft store, and decorated them with the new Black Flourish Designer Jewels and the Spooky Things Decor Elements.

Black Flourish Designer Jewels #120987
Spooky Things Decor Elements: Black #120909, Dark Gray #122296

Sunday, September 5, 2010

Reusable Cards

This type of card was demonstrated at Convention. By placing an envelope on the inside, the card can be used again. Here is the outside of the card:

Here is the inside of the card. The envelope can be filled with a note. The card can then be used again by the recipient to send along to someone else. The gift that keeps giving!

So Green stamp set: clear #120588, wood #118728
Lattice Bigz Die #115958
Beautiful Butterflies Bigz Die #114507

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Friends Never Fade

This is one of the cards we made in my monthly stamp camp. I was inspired by a card by Jaydee. You can view her work HERE.

Friends Never Fade stamp set: clear #120618, wood #118750

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Convention 2010: General Swaps and FTL 99

I participated in several organized swaps this convention, but I still wanted to take a swap to do the general swapping everyone does while standing in line, eating lunch, waiting for the sessions to start, etc. By the time I started thinking about what I wanted to do for my swap, I was struggling for ideas. I needed something that would be easy to mass produce (I think I made around 60), but it also needed to be something I would be proud to share with my fellow demonstrators. Of course, I immediately thought to look at the Fall-to-Layout sketches over as Clean and Simple Stamping. As soon as I saw the FTL 99 sketch, I knew exactly which set I wanted to use. You can see the sketch HERE.

I used the new Aviary stamp set from the Idea Book & Catalog. I am not usually much of a bird person, but I fell in love with this set when I saw it. The base of the card is Crumb Cake card stock. The scalloped border was punched using the new Dotted Scallop Ribbon Punch and Concord Crush card stock. I stamped the birdcage image using Concord Crush, the bird is Pear Pizzazz, and the "Thanks" is Marina Mist with the Perfect Punches stamp set. I love the Perfect Punches set, because every stamp coordinates with one of our fabulous punches! For this sentiment, I used the Scallop Oval Punch. Be sure to let me know what you think of my project - I love reading the comments!

I am so glad I participated in the general swapping, because I received some beautiful cards and projects in return.

Click on a picture to see it larger. If you are a demonstrator and see one of your projects here, let me know and I'll be sure to give you credit and link over to your blog.

Monday, July 26, 2010

Convention 2010: Christmas Card Swaps

Swapping projects with other demonstrators is a big part of the Convention experience. This year, I participated in some organized swaps (set number of people + a theme) and also some random swapping. My sweetie patiently took pictures of all that I brought home over the 4 days of Convention. I'm going to share the cards from a Christmas Card swap. I actually participated in two groups from this swap, but I somehow didn't keep one of my own. It actually wasn't my favorite card that I've ever made, so maybe it is good it is gone! :)

I do like this card. I used the Dasher stamp set, Very Vanilla and Early Espresso cardstock, Real Red Satin Ribbon, the Perfect Polka-Dots Embossing Folder with the Big Shot and one of the new Basic Pearls on the tip of cute Dasher's nose. I was happy with the result of this card. In fact, I tweeked it a little and we made a similar one in my July Stamp Camp (pictures to come in a later post - yes, I'm behind).

Here are the swaps from the other creative ladies! If you see your card here, please let me know and I'll link it to your blog. You can click on the pictures to see them larger.

The middle card in the last photo was made by my friend and downline Linda. You can visit her blog HERE.

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Convention 2010!!

What a month July has been! Between new catalog workshops, Stamp Camp, a bike trip from Seattle to Portland, and Stampin' UP! Convention 2010, I haven't posted to my blog all month! I have so much catching up to do. I definitely need to post the pics from Stamp Camp and the projects I've been doing, but that will have to wait!

Stampin' UP! Convention began last Wednesday with check-in, some fabulous optional classes, and my absolute favorite: Memento Mall. Memento Mall is a reason in itself to become a demonstrator if you aren't already! Past demonstrators can sign up again for only $35!

Here is a picture of the goodies we received at check-in. This bag is so bright and cheerful! It was fun to see all the demonstrators walking around the Convention Center and the surrounding streets carrying these cute bags! We received three stamp sets and a wheel, too! We were able to choose from wood-mount or clear-mount for our sets. I love the sets! We received Just Believe and So Many Thanks from the current IB&C and Paisley Prints and the Paisley Party Wheel from the upcoming Holiday Mini 2010. I'll share the Make-n-Takes using these sets in a later post.

I absolutely love this Greenhouse Gala tote available in the Memento Mall! The Greenhouse Gala DSP is definitely a favorite in the new catalog, so I am thrilled they made this great tote using the same print. I'm so excited to take it to my next workshop or Stamp Camp!

Of course, I had to get the matching laptop bag!

I love the designs of the new reusable shopping bags! I also bought the new DSP sampler and the new punch sampler. I love having access to those tools! I also had to get these cute rulers, too. The stamp highlights the Stampin' UP! motto of "Share What You Love." So fitting!

I didn't buy any of the Stampin' UP! clothing last year at Convention, and I have totally regretted it all year. To make up for last year, I bought two darling shirts this year!

I love these cute little trash bags! I won the Playground DSP at one of the booths. Of course, I had to get a new ribbon sampler since so many of the ribbons changed with the current catalog.

Another favorite experience of Convention is looking at all the amazing project on the display boards. I took soooo many pictures of the display boards, so I am going to spread them out over the next few posts. Don't worry: I'll be sure to post them all! These first ones are the Artisan Award Winners. I really should have made sure their names were all with the pictures... but I didn't. These ladies did beautiful work this year!

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