Showing posts from October, 2012

10/31 Stampin' Up! Holiday Ornaments Jar Topper with How To Video and a Halloween Surprise!

Dorene Bye, one of my very talented Stamping to Share team members, share this jar topper a one of our recent demonstrator meetings and inspired me to create one of my own to share at my Big Shot Class this month. Isn't it just beautiful?

Here is a look from the top down. Another thing I really like about this jar topper is that you can create one for any occasion, all you have to do is change out the designer series paper. A few of the ladies at my Big Shot class planned to make these using Christmas paper and one even mentioned how cute it would be with spring colors for an Easter gift!

And, I knew you would want the step by step, so I created a video for you!! Whoo hooo! I can hear you from here!!  lol! Enjoy!!

Here's the supply list: Paper: Orchard Harvest (126895), Cajun Craze (119684), Champagne Glimmer Paper (127885) Ink: Cajun Craze (126965) Tools: Big Shot (113439), Holiday Ornaments Framelits (127816), Blossom Punch (125603), Stampin' Sponges (101610), Paper Snips …

10/30 Organization Tips for Quick Crafting in Your Stamp Room with a Video!

I purchased this nice little shelf that sits on my countertop where I do my paper crafting at an antique shop for $14 about three years ago. Our clear stamp cases fit two to a shelf perfectly! On top of the shelf, I keep my clear envelopes, a few personalized stamps, my scotch tape and behind the tape are a couple of adhesive removers. Underneath the shelf, there is just enough space to fit my Stamp 'n Scrub. I can pull it out for quick and easy access and push it back out of the way when I am done.

The cases contain left over punches and Big Shot pieces from my projects. I also store some of my embellishments in the cases, too.

I know a few of you will want to see what I've labeled everything as so I took pictures of both sides of the shelf. "Pretty Embellishments" are those items that don't really fit in a color category in my Stack 'n Store Caddy such as the Bitty Buttons and the Vintage Faceted Designer Buttons.
I also have a case for the In Color & …

10/28 Inspiration for My Wish List for the Spooktacular One Day Stamp Sale

Monday, October 29 is the BIG DAY!! All stamp sets will be discounted 15%. See all the details for this sale by clicking HERE. I've been making my list by going through all my swap cards. I've also taken into consideration comments from my customers, too, and these are three cards that tipped me over the edge.

This is one of the cards my customers comment on almost every time they see it . . . comments like - "When are we going to make this one?" lol! I guess they can count on making it in November because this stamp set made the cut for the One Day 15% Off Spooktacular Stamp Sale. It's called "Rejoicing With You" and you can see it on page 21 of the annual catalog for 2012-13. I received this card in a swap at Founder's Circle and it was created by Marlayne Hardy. Thank you, Marlayne!!

This card by Becky Morris has also generated a lot of comments in my stamp room. I'm not much into "cute" but quite a few of my customers are huge fa…

WOW! It's a Spooktacular Sale at Stampin' Up!!

Just In . . . .

I know you LOVE stamps and on Monday, October 29 . . . you can save 15%. It's a one day only sale and here is your heads up!

Here are the details: (Updated 2:35 PM (MT) 10/25/2012)

Starting at 12:00 AM (MT) and ending at 11:50 PM (MT), almost every stamp we sell will be 15 percent off. This means all stamps in the current catalogs including Background stamps Personalized name stamps  Cookie press stamps Single-image stamps This DOES NOT include Hostess sets Bundled stamp sets Digital stamp brush sets There is no minimum purchase, and no limit to the number of stamps you can order.

In addition to this GREAT news . . . there's MORE great news! More Stamps Gone Single!! Whoo Hooo! Now there are even more stamps available in pilot program that goes though Jan 2 and NOT just words!!

Check out this assortment by clicking HERE!

AND . . . check out some never before seen stamp images on this flier!! I'm absolutely CRAZY about the bold snowflake that can be punched …

10/25 Stampin' Up! Frightening Feline with a How to Video on Tinting Glimmer Paper

I know this card isn't too scary . . . but it is sure to put a smile on some one's face when they get it in the mail. Along with showing you how to make this card, I will also show you how to tint Glimmer paper with re-inkers in the video below.

Have a wonderful day and thank you so much for stopping by Stamping to Share!

Stamps: Frightening Feline (128105), Seasonal Sayings (WM 128006, CM 128009)
Paper: Basic Black (121045), Champagne Glimmer (127885)
Ink: StazOn Black (101406), Versa Mark (102283)
Tools: Heat Tool (129053), 2 1/2" Circle Punch (120906)
Accessories: White Embossing Powder (109132)
Adhesives: Glue Dots (103683), Stampin' Dimensionals (104430)

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10/24 Stampin' Up! Convention 2012 Lip Dub

It's so hard to put into words exactly how much I enjoy going to Stampin' Up! Convention every year. I remember long before I even became a demonstrator that I had told my husband . . . "Someday, I am going to go to Convention with Stampin' Up." It's one of the main reasons I became a demonstrator!

Today, I want to share with you the Theme Song from our 2012 Convention. Maybe it will inspire YOU to go to Convention this year! Stampin' Up! is having a 25th Anniversary and I am looking forward to helping them celebrate. Enjoy the video!

If you are contemplating whether or not to become a demonstrator with SU, I encourage you to give it a try. There's really nothing to lose and a whole lot to gain if you decide that you like it! Please contact me if you would like more information.

Click here for 24/7 Shopping at my Stamping to Share Website Earn hostess credit with orders of $150 or more! Gift with Purchase from Stampin' Up in October Pilot Program: B…

10/23 Stampin' Up! Nature Walk with Straw Technique Background

Yesterday I made a video featuring the Straw Technique. If you haven't seen this, please click HERE to learn more about making these backgrounds. Anyway, I was left with a couple of extra backgrounds and on one of them, I stamped images from Nature Walk. I actually prefer to use bolder images on these backgrounds, but wanted to experiment with line images. I decided to go for a collage look and I like how it turned out. The words stamped on the side are from the stamp set called Fabulous Phrases. I'm crazy about the font in that set . . . so pretty!

And, here's another pretty in my life!! My daughter, Kari, reading over her acceptance letter to the University of Minnesota Rochester. We are so excited and happy for her. She plans to pick a major in the health care field . . . she has her eye on Diagnostic Sonography. She is very detail oriented, has an incredible memory and a caring heart so I am sure she will be a good fit in the health care field.

Thank you so much for st…

10/22 The Straw Technique for Beautiful Backgrounds with a How To Video Tutorial

The Straw Technique is so much fun and you will never get the same background twice. Adults and kids alike with have a ball with this. I created these cards for a "wow" swap that I participated in at Convention 2011. I'm just now feeling comfortable enough making videos to share this technique with you. You really do have to see it to believe it!

Here is a panel that one of my kids made. On all these cards, I used the stamp set called "Just Believe." You really do have to have faith when you stamp with this technique. At first it looks like it is going to be one big mess!! And, then, when you "reveal" it, it's quite dark and not all that impressive. But, as it dries, the colors lighten up and gorgeousness happens!

It's really fun to match paper to the panels . . . the card above uses Perfect Plum to show off the awesome background behind the stamped image. For those of you that cannot see video, or maybe have a hard time hearing . . . Let me …

10/21 Demo Meeting Big Shot Swap & Projects - Part Three

This is the last part to this three part series of our October Demo Meeting Swap cards with a Big Shot theme. Enjoy!!
Dorene Bye created this snow flake wreath with the stamp set called Snowflake Soiree and she used the Snow Flurry Die to create the Red Glimmer accents. The background paper is embossed with the Perfect Polka Dot embossing folder.

Dawn Michels also used glimmer paper, this time silver, to accent her ornament. The ornament is embossed with Petals a Plenty. The sentiment is from the stamp set called Christmas Blessings.

Karen Larson used the Apothecary Accents Die to mat the Perfect Punches sentiment. The stamped flower border is from the stamp set called Bordering on Romance and the fancy embossing at the bottom of the card is from the embossing folder set called Delicate Designs.

Laura Erickson used the Scallop Circle Die and embossed it with the Elegant Lines folder to create the base of her pumpkin card. She used the stamp set called Gently Falling to make her leaf …

10/20 Demo Meeting Big Shot Swaps & Projects Part Two

This is part two of our Stamping to Share Monthly Demo Meeting Wrap Up. As I mentioned yesterday, our swap theme was to use the Big Shot on our cards and projects. I hope something you see inspires you to get creative and stamp and share!! Before I get too far along into this post . . . I want to tell you that SU added a bunch of great stuff to our Clearance Rack!! You can check it out by clicking on the clearance rack picture my right side bar. Lots of goodies!!! VERY good prices!!
Katherine Narog used the Scallop Squares Duo Die on her card . . . so sharp and clean looking! I want to case this card for my card buffet . . . look for it in November! She used the stamp set called Jolly Bingo Bits and the sentiment is from Greetings of the Season.

Cathy Hobbs used the stamp set My Friend and then cut out that big wonderful "hello" with our Labels Framelit Dies. A great clean and simple card for the beginning stamper. It's hard to tell in the picture, but she also embossed …

10/19 Demo Meeting Big Shot Swaps & Projects - Part One

Our October Stamping to Share Monthly Demonstrator Meeting was just a ton of fun! Our swap theme challenge was to incorporate the Big Shot into our cards or 3-D projects. Enjoy!!
Mary Dagostino brayered white craft into onto her spiderweb embossing folder, ran it through the Big Shot, and then, while the ink was still wet, sprinkled Iridescent Ice embossing powder over the ink and used her heat tool to create this amazing and sparkling Halloween card. The spider legs were made with the Square Punch, the body of the spider with the Scallop Circle Punch and the bat up in the corner is from the stamp set called Googly Ghouls. Mary ran out of the mini self stick Googly Eyes that SU sells and so on the bat, she put pearls and then used a Sharpie Marker to make black dots on the pearls. It looked awesome!!

Sharon Merritt made this super cute 3-D witch's hat for our swap. I was so impressed when I saw her making them at our September Stamp and Train session that I used this project at …

10/18 Stampin' Up! Papillon Popourri

Papillon Potpourri was introduced this summer in our 2012-13 Annual Catalog and one of my best selling stamp sets is Papillon Potpourri and the coordinating punch. It's so much fun to make cards with this set. I decided to get a little vintage with this particular card using Pink Pirouette, Very Vanilla, Crumb Cake and Soft Suede. The background is our Wood Grain stamp and the sentiment is from the set called Perfect Punches.

I used the Big Shot Machine to create the doily with our large sizzlit called Paper Doily. I really love this sizzlit and the other doily one called Delicate Doilies. It does take a bit of a learning curve when you first use them with your Big Shot machine . . . but it is so worth the effort.

Have a wonderful day and thank you so much for stopping by Stamping to Share!

Stamps: Papillon Potpourri (WM 123757, CM 123759), Wood Grain Background (117100), Perfect Punches (WM 117022, CM 120516)
Paper: Soft Suede (115318), Pink Pirouette (111351), Very Vanilla (10165…

10/17 Stampin' Up! Winter Memories with Greetings of the Season

This is how I prefer to build my snowmen . . . from my stamping desk! lol! Warm Winter Memories is the name of this sweet stamp set and in addition to this snowman making scene, there is a pair of ice skates, a sled with a Christmas wreath and two sentiments. I decided forgo the delicate looking sentiments that came with the Winter Memories stamp set and use a bolder sentiment overstamped  onto the scene. It's a greeting from the stamp set called Greetings of the Season. I used a Real Red marker to color in a few accents on the nostalgic scene and it was surprising to see how a few little touches with the marker brightened this card right up. It was a quick and easy card to start off the day.

Have a wonderful day and thanks so much for stopping by Stamping to Share!

Stamps: Winter Memories (WM 127934, CM 127937), Greetings of the Season (WM 128030, CM 128033)
Paper: Very Vanilla (101650), Real Red (102482), Candlelight Specialty DSP (126901)
Ink: StazOn Black (101406), Real Red (126…

10/16 Stampin' Up! Mouthwatering

Steve and I celebrated our Anniversary two weeks ago with a whole day together and it involved two of our favorite things . . . golf and ice cream! Our very first date was to go to DQ and get a couple of ice cream cones.

All of the paper piercing on this card used the Essentials Paper Piercing Pack. It's a great tool and I'm so glad SU added it to our line. You can get the Festive Paper Piercing Pack FREE this month when you order the Ornament Keepsakes stamp set or bundle along with the Candlelight Specialty paper. You can read all about that offer by clicking HERE.

Have a great day and thanks so much for stopping by Stamping to Share!

Stamps: Mouthwatering (WM 125675, CM 125677), Teeny Tiny Wishes (WM 115370, CM 127802)
Paper: Crumb Cake (120953), Cherry Cobbler (119685), Island Indigo (122974), Whisper White (100730)
Ink: Cherry Cobbler (126966)
Tools: Big Shot Machine (113439), Square Lattice Embossing Folder (119976), Large Scallop Edgelits (127019), 2 1/2" Circle Punch…