Hope that you all enjoyed your Labor Day Weekend! My dh bbq'd a delicious flank steak tonight!
Let's get down to stampin' business now...this morning I was very excited to see today's sketch challenge over on Mojo Monday's blog. I really like the placement of the various elements on the card that I came up with, inspired of course by the sketch!
Stamps: Loving Thoughts
Ink: island indigo
Paper: DSP Fan Fair, island indigo, more mustard, riding hood red, very vanilla
Tools: fancy flower punch, hole punch, antique brad, silver brads, small scallop punch, bird punch leaf, small flower punch, jewels basic rhinestones, Edgelits-adorning accents, Emossing Folder-adorning accents
Everything just fell into place when I began with this beautiful designer paper. The colors included in the pack are: very vanilla, riding hood red, basic gray, crumb cake, island indigo, more mustard and pink pirouette.
Two of the papers are printed with lace, one has bicycles on it, one has an Eiffel Tower on it, and the no. 3 frame on the card is cut out from one of the papers with 11 other lovely adornments.
Yes, it is a very good morning here in sunny Phoenix, AZ where the temperature is cooling off down to only 114 degrees...yesterday was hotter at 115. We do manage ok here, but I have found that I do not venture out much beyond 2pm, so I have been a little busy here in my Stampin Studio.
Have you seen the beautiful Christmas ornament on our splendid Holiday Catalog from Stampin' Up!
Well, sometimes I become a bit impatient about waiting to order something and I had a lot of inspiration from viewing a few you tube video tutorials on how to create this. So, I thought to myself, I can try to make one with the punches, stamps and paper, etc. that I already have. Not bad!
This is my first attempt, a prototype, it took me about 1 1/2 hours to punch out, cut up and glue this little pretty all together! There is no stamping involved, so that saved me some time too.
Stamps:ornament as template from Tree Trimmings (retired) Ink: none Paper: Christmas Cocoa (retired from a few years back) Embellishments: cherry cobbler 3 1/2" scalloped tulle ribbon, linen thread, jewels basic pearl large, designer vintage faceted buttons, retired close to cocoa ribbon Tools: glue gun, tombo multi adhesive, large scallop punch, ornament punch, BigZ XL designer rosette die, hole punch
Hmmm...not sure if I want to attempt to hold a private class to make these or just make them myself and give them as gifts...decisions, decisions.
Still have a few hours to get out there and run a few errands before the temperature soars.
Hope that you enjoy your day and have some time to stamp and create!
Today I was determined to participate in the Mojo Monday sketch challenge. I am going to do my best to post one each Monday.
My computer needed a physical! LOL! It has been running extremely slow lately, so with my annual anti virus renewal, I also purchased a download that speeds ol Betsy up a bit...can't say it would do the same for me :) Ok, enough on that matter...on to the important stuff...
Stamps: Moving Forward ($3 from the sale of this set goes to Ronald McDonald House) Ink: marina mist Paper: marina mist, whisper white, Polka Dot Parade dsp Embellishments: jewels basic rhinestones, 1/2" scallops dots ribbon Tools: scallop punch, 1 3/4" circle punch, dimensionals, Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack, polka dots embossing folder
Lately, I have had this urge to create children's cards. I suppose that I owe this to my oh so cute little twin granddaughters, Keira and Kaely. Their birthday is coming up next month and they want Strawberry Shortcake as their theme. If you have any suggestions along those lines, I would enjoy hearing from you.
This beautiful banner was made in the optional class, which I took on Friday night at the Stampin' Up! Convention this past July.
The room was full to capacity with eager and enthusiastic stampers from all across the US and Canada. We actually had about enough time to finish this project in the allotted two hour time period.
We had some awesome concept artists to guide us in creating each of the five flags. This is always such a unique learning experience as with each of the flags there is a technique to learn. I will be sharing what I have learned throughout the year via my private classes, club meetings and in home workshops! Looking forward to seeing you!
August, we've only got treats-no tricks-for our new recruits! New
demonstrators will get a FREE Howl-o-ween Printer's Tray project
kit-a $60 value-just for doing what they already love. But it gets even
better-when I recruit, I will get a FREE Howl-o-ween project kit too! That means that we get to create this beautiful project together!
For only $99 you can create
you very own personalized Starter Kit, choosing up to $125 in any current Stampin' Up! products!
Today also begins the release of our awesome Holiday Catalog! You will not want to miss all of the unique items that you can order for all of your Holiday Celebrations!
Stamp Club is this Friday at my home! If you would like to sign up for my next round, please contact me and I will be more than happy to add you to the list.
The theme for this year's convention was "I am". At several times throughout this amazing week, we were asked by various SU individuals how to fill in the blank. My chosen word was ~ Appreciative!
Being a part of this awesome company and all of the blessings it has provided me in my life, I thought the word appreciative was quite appropriate! I am appreciative of all of the lovely ladies that I have met throughout my 4+ years as a SU Demonstrator. So very many wonderful memories that I have shared with many of you, my blog buddies, etc...the list would take a book to fill...so instead of writing a book, today I will share my swaps that I took to convention this year. Enjoy!
The above was an organized swap hosted by Laura Fernsler. We each had to create 6 Big Shot flowers to swap. I received 6 lovely pins that I just can's wait to wear! Thank you Laura!
This was a 3-D item that I made for General Swapping. It is a water bottle tag with a packet of pink raspberry lemonade! I just LOVE an ice cold glass of this during the summer! Enjoy!
How about these little purses! I just LOVE purses! A girl cannot have too many purses...LOL!
The newsprint one on the left I received a sample at Leadership earlier this year and the little pink one was inspired my Lorri Heilling. It was originally a nugget purse, I enlarged it so that it would hold a different candy...dare I put chocolate in it...would never have made it to Salt Lake City! :)
Oh, have I ever shared with you that I am a chocoholic? Oh, dear...
Well, please stay tuned for more Convention goodies that I will be posting...
Hope that you enjoy your day/week...and make some time for stamping!
This pretty card was cased from Pat Brannin. She does some beautiful cards and I always appreciate her style when I receive them at Stampin' Up! events. Thank Pat! We used Blushing Bride card stock, such a soft, subtle pink, which is retiring, but may just make a comeback...keep my fingers crossed!
Hope that you enjoy what I share with you! I welcome your comments!
Although I have not posted for quite a while, I have been contemplating a few changes to my
Stampin' Up! class offerings.
Currently, I am hosting in my home my Monthly Saturday morning Stamp Cafe, where each third Saturday of the month anyone can attend for a fee of $12.00 and create and take home two cards and a cute three dimensional item, along with light beverages and snacks.
Also, I am going to begin a monthly Hostess Club where six people sign up and commit to being a Stampin' Up! Hostess either in my home or theirs and each person gets a turn to be a Hostess. This includes a minimum of $25.00 in Hostess dollars for free when it is your turn!
Our very first Hostess Club will be the week of June 9th, and luckily you can join in the fun and adventure by contacting me for more information...
Phone: (602) 481-8587
Our New Stampin' Up! catalog will be going live on June 1st and I am very excited to share one with you!
101 ways to use Dazzling
Details! 1. To outline the letters in your
titles. 2. To outline the patterns, pictures & designs on your patterned
papers. 3. You can add a little shimmer by spreading it around with your
finger! 4. Use on handmade cards. 5. To make flowers glittery. 6. To
make “glitzy photo corners!” 7. To make firework photos glittery! 8. To
make the “trails” from butterflies and dragonflies. 9. To doodle dots and
stitches. 10. Use it on stickers to really make them look special. 11. To
outline the veins in leaves. 12. To add to the clothing stamps to make them
look ready for a night on the town! 13. To make brads sparkly! 14. To make
ribbon sparkly! 15. To make icing on cupcakes and cakes shimmer. 16. To
make waves look 3-D. 17. For making cherries/fruit shimmer as if wet. 18.
To make the “fire” on the end of a birthday candle! 19. To make rain drops or
water drops from a watering can. 20. To make fairy dust around a fairy’s
wand. 21. To decorate your kids school supplies instead of buying designer
stuff. 22. To cover entire cutouts. 23. Use over the designs on grunge
board. It looks great! 24. To add droplets on your Halloween LO’s. 25. To
cover clear embellishments entirely and make them oh so sparkly! 26. Use
under transparencies, to adhere them. Looks great for bubbles! 27. Use for
decorating t-shirts. 28. Use dots to border a page! 29. Use for slug
trails. 30. Use for snail trails. 31. To decorate tennis shoes. 32. To
decorate buttons. 33. To decorate ribbons. 34. To make a spider web
sparkle in a Halloween LO. 35. Use on handmade tags. 36. To add bling to
hats or crowns. 37. To make jewelry gleam! 38. To make belts shine! 39.
To add pizazz to purses & some shine to shoes! 40. To all or any misc
accessories! 41. To decorate lots of things, especially stamped swirls or
flowers. 42. Use generally anywhere on your LO, just to add some
bling! 43. To make a circle or square of dots to frame closely in on a face
or object in a photo. 45. In the center of flowers. 46. Use along
swirly-swirls! 47. To make a thin (or thick!) border around anything (or
everything!) on your page. 48. To highlight the shadow on stamped
letters. 49. To stamp with them! 50. To embellish concert LO’s. 51. To
make flourishes on your flourishes and make them look embossed. 52. To add
bling to a star. 53. Use in flames to make them shimmer, glow & come
alive! 54. To enhance Cotton Candy! 55. To enhance Candy Canes! 56. To
enhance Icicles. 57. To enhance Water & Waterfalls. 58. To enhance
Oranges. 59. To make the lines of a shooting star! 60. Use as paint (dot a
little then spread with paintbrush) 62. To make a proper Disco Ball! 63.
You can tear paper snow for cards or layouts & run it along the top edge of
the snow. 64. To enhance ghost shapes or flakes. Add in the center of
snowflakes. 65. Add to anything that you stamp! 66. To enhance paper
piercings. 67. Use on die cuts. 68. To outline the jewel with
Stickles. 69. To outline a journal box. 70. To decorate a cast. 71. To
decorate gift bags. 72. To decorate wrapping paper. 73. Use on feathers
for Mardi Gras or Las Vegas LOs. 74. Use with a stencil instead of
ink. 75. You can print out stuff from Google, add Dazzling Details to make
homemade sparkly stickers! 76. Add to the top of Thickers. 77. When
glitter comes off of stickers/paper, you can fill it in with Dazzling Details to
make it back to normal! Use it to glue more glitter on top of the
sticker! 78. To make the eyes on a Disney Princess cut with your
Cricut. 79. To create rays of sunshine! 80. To create a rainbow! 81. To
make a heart (or hearts) shine! 82. To make stars glitter & shine! 83.
To make moonbeams shine! 84. Use on diecut Christmas trees to make the bulbs
sparkle & shine! 85. Add to your own Christmas ornaments or Christmas
ornaments as gifts! 86. To add shine to a trophy. 87. To a title
block. 88. To add sparkles to a Shamrock. 89. To add sparkles to an Easter
Egg. 90. To add rays of light to a Christian cross. 91. To create firework
frame around something (For example, a name or an object!) 92. To make fish
glimmer. 93. To make water reflect (ocean, lake, waterfall, ripples, streams,
fountain, aquarium, etc.) 94. To make a reflective mirror. 95. To
highlight Art Deco from the 60’s, 70’s, 80’s or 90’s found in the backgrounds of
pictures. 96. To highlight a monogram. 97. Use on inchies. 98. Use on
tear bears. 99. To add bling to automobiles. 100. Use on your Disney
Princess pages. 101. Use on everything & anything & as long as you
still have Dazzling Details to use!
As you all know by now, Sale~A~Bration is in FULL SWING!!! With each $50 purchase you make you are eligible for a beautiful FREE item from the current Sale~A~Bration catalog...WELL I want to make your purchase even sweeter :)
With each $50 purchase you make through me, you will be given a chance to win the above Apothecary Art wood mount stamp set valued at $34.95!!!
So, go ahead and make your purchase either by emailing me, phone, or via online and your name will be placed in the basket.
The drawing will take place the week of March 24th...you have about one month to enter!!!