Showing posts from October, 2010

10/29 I have a friend!!

I have a friend and her name is CindySue and she's the kind of girl that brings a smile wherever she goes. She is a gifter . . . from the heart . . .  for no more reason than to see you smile, too! Look at us two! Aren't we just the cutest MN girls? And, look at that gift basket!! A Halloween treasure trove! My heart has been singing ever since she stopped by and my whole family is having fun enjoying all those treats! I took some close-ups pics for your enjoyment.

Here's the basket in all its gory glory!

CindySue knows my girls like to hunt and look at these CUTE Vitamins for Hunters!!

I like the way CindySue took the Candy Wrapper Die and stood it upright. Isn't that a neat idea?

Lantern basket with candy corn and peanuts . . . my hubby's favorite. I favor the eyeball!

More goodies and a pretty darn cute owl, too!!

Ummm . . . more candy pills! Love those cute bead bags, CindySue!

You can see CindySue is enjoying her Big Shot! Look at what she created with the Fancy Fav…

10/28 Be a Friend

I saw a card by Caroline LeBel that inspired me to create this card which I used as my "Charity" card for some events that I had this fall. What's a Charity card? It's a card that my customers make and then put in a donation basket that goes to our local befrienders group. Befrienders are people who care . . . they send cards to shut ins, to people who are ill or who have experienced a loss in their lives. We can all be a friend to someone who is down. Who would you befriend today? Did you think of someone? Why not send them a hand crafted card and let them know that you are thinking of them and that they have a friend.

I love sharing, creating and bringing joy to those around me. Do you? Why not combine that passion with the Stampin' Up! career plan and build a business that emphasizes your best qualities? Have you ever actually read the Stampin' Up! booklet titled, "Open the Door to Creativity and Rewards"? It's wonderful! It's something …

10/25 The Show Stopping Tag!

Isn't this tag gorgeous? My customers got to make it at my clubs this past month. I am also featuring this project at all of my home workshops in November. I was inspired by the beautiful tags in the Stampin' Up! Holiday Mini catalog on page 21. It actually goes together quite easily. The gorgeous paper called Deck the Halls really pulls it all together. The bells, stamped with StazOn onto Crumb Cake card stock is colored by touching your Stampin' Up! Marker to the "hash" marks and then using a blender pen to pull the color into the rest of the image. The bells themselves were colored straight on with Sahara Sand Marker, no blending needed. I added Champagne Glass Glitter adhered with Crystal Effects for the "wow" touch.
If you live with in a 100 miles of the Twin Cities and you would like to hostess a Stampin' Up Workshop so that you and your friends can make this wonderful tag . . . please e-mail me! We will set up a date and time.
Two of my daugh…

10/20 Day of Gratitude Fall Card

I really love the stamp set called Day of Gratitude. Here is a card that my club members are making this month. You can use it all fall long and of course it would also make a great Thanksgiving card.

It's a quick card to make because it is "punch heavy!" Just stamp you images onto Very Vanilla card stock and punch out. The base of the card is made from Cajun Craze card stock stamped with the medallion stamp using Versa Mark ink for a watermarked look.

Here is a guide: 
1" Circle Punch: Crumb Cake Acorn Image
1 1/4" Circle Punch: Old Olive Flower Image
1 3/8" Circle Punch: Cajun Craze Leaf Image
1 3/4" Circle Punch: Early Espresso Leaf Image
2 x 1 3/8" Oval Punch: Early Espresso Sentiment, and a second oval punch to in Early Espresso card stock to make an offset layer below the sentiment

The complete supply list:

Stamps: Day of Gratitude
Paper: Cajun Craze, Early Espresso, Crumb Cake, Very Vanilla
Ink: Crumb Cake, Old Olive, Cajun Craze, Early Espresso…

10/19 Handmade Holiday Promo!!

The ABCs of the Perfect Handmade Holiday

Dates: October 19-December 16, 2010
Beginning today, you have the opportunity to purchase select products--perfect for Amazing cards, Beautiful packaging, and Cherished gifts--at a 20 percent discount! See bundle information flyer by clicking right HERE.
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. All online orders will receive a hand crafted card from me as a thank you.

•There is no minimum purchase required to participate in this promotion.

•You must use the bundle item codes provided. The 20 percent discount will not be applied if individual bundle item numbers are entered separately.

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10/17 12x12 Snow Days Pages

This is one of the layouts that my Open Scrapbook Club did this past week. I just love the new Decorative Strip die called Northern Frost that gives you eight beautiful and unique snowflakes. You can find the die on page 38 of the Holiday Mini Catalog.

Here's a close up picture of some of the snowflakes that decorate this double page layout. I love how the Snowflake punch fits perfectly into the Snowflake #2 Die. It's accented with a Clear Rhinestone Brad.
Here are the supplies I used:
Paper: Marina Mist, Whisper White, Pacific Point Tools: Big Shot Machine, Norther Frost Decorative Strip Die, Snowflake #2 Die, Serif Essentials Alphabet, Scallop Circle Die, Clear Circle Die, Clear Scallop Square Die, Tasteful Trim Die, Snowflake Punch Accessories: Clear Rhinestone Brads Adhesives: Multi Purpose Liquid Glue, Dotto Repositional Adhesive for the photo mats so they can be removed to fit the pictures before being adhered permanently
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10/14 Reminders and a Christmas Card

The Clearance Rack Blitz has been a big hit with demonstrators and customers, but if you want to take advantage of up to 80 percent off of discontinued Stampin’ Up! products, you need to act fast. The Clearance Rack Blitz ends on October 18, so be sure to place your online orders before the blitz ends! Just click HERE, then click on Shop Now . . . then click on the clearance rack and you are set to go! The first day or two that this sale was up you may have experienced some glitches due to the high volume of people trying to get into the site. It's all fixed now, so be sure to check it out again if you were frustrated the first time or two.

You have until midnight tomorrow to place your Class Kit to Go order featuring the stamp set called Greeting Card Kids . . . just the sweetest set and I have to admit . . . I quite outdid myself on this one! lol! I do not sure details about these cards on my blog or anywhere else so that they stay special to the people who purchase my kits. Re…

10/12 Stamping to Share Demo Meeting Cards

I had a downline meeting recently and we had so much fun. One of the highlights of our meeting is to swap cards out with each other. Our theme this month was Anything Christmas. Here are the beautiful cards we exchanged. Enjoy

So much to be inspired by! I will share the card I swapped tomorrow, as right now I have to get ready for a couple of events that are coming up sooner rather than later. Wow - how time can fly! Have a GREAT day!

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Kay Kalthoff is an Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator in Lino Lakes, Minnesota stamping, caring and sharing with customers and demonstrators locally and nationally!

10/8 Scrapbooking at Kay's . . . look what we'll do!

Do you like to scrapbook but don't make the time to do it? Or, do you spend more time trying to come up with an idea than you do scrapbooking? Maybe this class if for you! This is what we are going to do next week on the 14th. If you are local and would like to join us . . . just send me a quick e-mail before Tuesday, October 12 and I will reserve supplies for you. The cost of the class is only $12 for two 12x12 double page layouts. The fee is waived if you decide to purchase at least $25 in Stampin' Up! merchandise after the class. Since we are making page layouts, you do not need to bring pictures with you. Photo mats are adhered with removable adhesive so you can fit them to your photos at a later date. This also allows you more flexibility if you want to add more photos than the layout suggests.

Here are a couple of close-ups of the pages. I just love the "pile" of leaves on the left side. The colors will look great with all those autumn pictures . . . Elegant E…

10/7 See Ya Later Card!

Isn't the Level Two Hostess set called Long Fellows just a kick? This card shows how you can use those long fellows to show them coming and going! I was inspired to make this card by the Mary Jo Price-Williams Lunchtime Sketch Challenge.

I used markers to color in the alligators . . . super quick and markers are great for small spaces!

Here are the Stampin' Up! supplies that I used to make this card:

Stamps: Level Two Hostess Set called Long Fellows
Paper: Pumpkin Pie, Basic Black, Whisper White, Greenhouse Gala Designer Series Paper
Ink: StazOn Black
Tools: 1 3/8" Square Punch to make the angled pennant
Accessories: 5/8" Basic Black Grosgrain Ribbon, Markers in Pumpkin Pie, Pear Pizzazz and Baja Breeze
Adhesives: Multi Purpose Liquid Glue, SNAIL (great stuff for attaching ribbon!), Stampin' Dimensionals

It only takes a $300 workshop or catalog show to earn a Level Two stamp set! Email me and we can get the date set! You and your guests will get to create two fabulous…

10/7 The Blitz is On!

Have you been to the Stampin' Up! Clearance Rack? The Blitz in ON through October 18 . . . but it is only while supplies last! Online ordering is the only way to take advantage of these incredible deals. This is how you do it . . . Click THIS LINK . . . and then look for the Shop Now Link on the left side of the page. Click on that and then click on the Clearance Rack. To look at all of the items at once . . . go to the little box on the upper right and click the drop down menu where you can "see all." I am impressed by all of the designer series paper . . . available for less than half of what it cost originally. And, if you love Big Shot Dies, be sure to check out what is available in that area. Ribbon, ribbon, ribbon! We so miss our Chocolate Chip ribbon . . . but not anymore! There's bunches of it in the Clearance Rack! Same with the Corduroy Brads - lots of choose from. Quite a few regular brads are in there, too. I stocked up my Prize Basket with those! Last y…

10/6 Drip Drop ReInker Technique Video

Yesterday was my middle daughter's 15th birthday so the card that I made for her is from the background that I made on my first video. I just love how it turned out . . . here is the finished card:

I'm sure you are noticing all the pearls . . . a girl who is 15 can never have too many pearls, right? I love our basic pearls but I've tended not to use the teeny tiny ones quite as much so I have several sheets where just the teeny tiny ones are left. But . . . don't they look perfect on the scallops? I also really like how they blinged up the flower accents I put in the corners. The tiny scallops behind the Pumpkin Pie grosgrain ribbon is from the new border punch called Dotted Scallop Ribbon. The 1/4" grosgrain fits over it perfectly. The ribbon behind it is our Old Olive 5/8" grosgrain. I kept the sentiment toward the lower part of the card because I wanted to keep the background a prominent part of the card which I think worked in this case.

OK - now . . . a…

10/5 Clearance Rack BLITZ!!!

Oh, my goodness! I can't even believe it!! You have GOT to CHECK out the Stampin'Up Clearance Rack! It's like a Stampin' Up Garage Sale!! So many WONDERFUL deals!! Remember the Petal Card Bigz Die? And how we just couldn't believe it was retiring? It's in the Clearance Rack right now for just $7.99!! Unbelievable!!
Did you love the Pretties Kit? Or maybe you loved it . . . but didn't want to spend $29.95 to get one? Well, it's available in the Clearance Rack for just $11.99!! Insane, isn't it? The Slit and Horizontal Punch . . . oh, did we moan when those were retired! Well, how does $2.29 each sound? Crazy, crazy, crazy!! Please go and check it out right now!! Don't wait - these deals could be gone before the day is out as it is "while supplies last!"
These items can only be purchased via online orders so please use THIS LINK to start shopping now. Click on Shop Now (on  the left side of the screen) . . . then click on Clearance Rack (…

10/4 Drip Drop ReInker Technique

This card was made with the stamp set called Paisley Prints. I did it for my clubs in September and I also made this card for a Leadership Swap that I participated in. It uses the Drip Drop on a Baby Wipe Technique. I actually made a video to demonstrate how to do this . . . it's a quick one so I was actually able to get through it without having to stop the camera!! If all goes to plan . . . I will post that tomorrow. I've been debating whether or not I wanted to take that next step and with some encouragement from my daughters, I decided to go for it! So, stay tuned . . . this should be interesting! Here are the supplies I used on this card:
Stamps: Paisley Prints, Grateful Greetings Ink: Eggplant Envy, Reinkers in Old Olive, Elegant Eggplant, and Pumpkin Pie Paper: Elegant Eggplant, Pear Pizzazz, Pumpkin Pie, Very Vanilla Tools: Dotted Ribbon Scallop Border Punch, Ticket Corner Punch, Photo Corner Punch Accessories: 1/8" Pumpkin Pie Ribbon Adhesives: Multi Purpose Liquid Glu…

10/2 Imagine the Possibilities!!

Isn't this card pretty? And, it is fast and fabulous to make . . . no wait ... that's actually the name of the stamp set!! lol! Both ways, it's true! I made several of these cards to give to my guests who are coming to my Stamping to Share Demonstrator meeting. I enjoy inviting some of my best customers to my demo meetings so they can get an inside look at what's going on in the Stampin' Up world. Sometimes there are "sneak peaks" or "announcements of upcoming promotions" but ALWAYS there is something to stamp, something to eat and new friends to meet!
I even have a couple of long-distance customers who are contemplating the idea of joining Stampin'Up . . . and why not? Who doesn't like to make extra money? Stampin'Up has turned into a good source of income for me and I'm so glad I said "yes" to becoming a demonstrator. I did it when there wasn't a single special thing going on . . . and the Starter Kit was actually…

10/1 Class Kit to Go - Greeting Card Kids

Greeting Card Kids . . . just too cute for words!! And, it's my featured stamp set for the month of October.
My October Class Kit to Go features five sweet cards with three of them pictured above. You will get all the paper and embellishments you need to create the three cards pictured here plus two more with your Class Kit to Go. This stamp set is on page 36 of our 2010-2011 Idea Book and Catalog and it's also pictured at the bottom of this post. One of the best things, I think, about Class Kits to Go is that everything arrives pre-cut, pre-die-cut and pre-punched. All you have to do is stamp, color and assemble. I would highly recommend using StazOn Jet Black ink (101406) to do the stamping of your images and all of the coloring is done with ink pressed up onto the backs of your stamp pads and lifted off to your paper with Blender Pens (102845).

How do you get the October Class Kit To Go? Well, it's yours for just $5 when when you purchase from me stamp set called Gree…