Wednesday, February 29, 2012

2/29 Stampin' Up! Kindness Matters & Fiji Bound!



I just got the stamp set called Kindness Matters. It's one of our Sale-a-bration sets that you can get FREE during Sale-a-bration with a $50 product order. And, I have to tell you . . . for as pretty as this card is . . . it literally took less than 10 minutes to make. I've decided Kindness Matters is absolutely the perfect stamp set when you need to make a "quick" card. The butterflies are beautiful all stamped in one color and they fit perfectly across the top of a framelit heart cut out. The words and lace fit into the same heart perfectly below the butterflies! It's just wonderful when it all comes together so easily like that.

And a very big Thank YOU to my customers and downline for making it possible for me to earn another SU Incentive Trip . . . this time to Fiji! My husband and I are really looking forward to it and I can assure you that if it weren't for Stampin' Up! we would never in our lifetime have the opportunity to travel to Fiji!

I love the journey my life has taken since I've joined Stampin' Up! Like most demonstrators, I joined SU to get the discount. I was also thrilled to be able to go to Convention. And, those were the main two things that I was excited about. I was a demonstrator over a year before I had anyone in my downline . . .and she pretty much recruited herself. (Thanks, Katherine!)

From the first day that I got a downline member we've been meeting once a month to stamp and share. We started to grow and we are still growing. SU has recognition and rewards every step along the way and it's a company that truly supports you whichever way you choose to run your business. It's a place to bloom and grow at your own pace on your own terms from the very first day that you become a demonstrator.

Email me today if you would like more information about becoming a Stampin' Up! demonstrator. It's a journey that will bring you joy and friendship and maybe down the road . . . even a trip or two that you would have never had the opportunity to go on. You'll never know until you try.

Stamps: Kindness Matters free with a $50 order during Sale-a-bration (WM 127723, CM 127724)
Paper: Poppy Parade (119793), Very Vanilla (101650), Everyday Enchantment Designer Series Paper free with a $50 product order during Sale-a-bration (126154)
Ink: Poppy Parade (119782), Soft Suede for sponging the edges of the DSP (115657)
Tools: Big Shot Machine (113439), Hearts Framelits Die Collection (125599), Stampin' Sponges (101610)
Accessories: Poppy Parade Poly Stitched Ribbon (119263), Basic Pearls (119247)
Adhesives: Stampin' Dimensionals (104430)

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Tuesday, February 28, 2012

2/28 Stampin' Up! Bringing Baby


It just so happens that 15 years ago today, I was having a baby!! My littlest one is growing up. We will celebrate her birthday this evening with one of her favorite meals . . . venison steak fried with onions and cooked carrots along with baked potatoes and corn.

But, I wasn't actually thinking about that when I made this card! I recently got this Sale-a-bration Reward item for a $50 product purchase from Stampin' Up! It's a set of eight cards and envelopes called Everyday Elegance Simply Sent and it makes creating a card so quick and simple.

I used a Top Note Die cut in half and stamped with Bringing Baby, an a la carte stamp. I used a blender pen and ink from the top of the ink pad to color the bird. The Baja Breeze Seam Binding Ribbon seemed the perfect touch to this elegant baby card.


This is the inside panel of the card. I use one of the self-adhesive tags that comes in the kit along with a couple of punch outs, one of which I stamped with a sentiment from Teeny Tiny Wishes.

Have a great day and thank you so much for stopping by!

Stamps: Bringing Baby (122905), Teeny Tiny Wishes (115370)
Paper: Baja Breeze (111352), Whisper White (100730), Everyday Elegance Simply Sent Kit free with $50 product purchase during Sale-a-bration (127712)
Ink: Basic StazOn Black (101406), Baja Breeze - ink from the lid of the ink pad for blending (111833)
Tools: Big Shot Machine (113439), Top Note Die (113463), Modern Label Punch (119849), Word Window Punch (119857), Blender Pens (102845)
Accessories: Markers in Baja Breeze (120965), Blush Blossom (100037), Baja Breeze Seam Binding Ribbon (122331)
Adhesives: Multipurpose Liquid Glue (110755), Stampin' Dimensional to hold the ribbon bow in place (104430)

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Monday, February 27, 2012

2/27 Stampin' Up! Rue Des Fleurs



One of my very favorite stamp sets in the Occasions Mini (and I can tell you right now that I will never sell it once it has retired) is called Rue Des Fleurs. It's a set that "speaks" to me! You just can't ignore sets like that!! I grew up in a family that had a lot of respect for its ancestry and we often prayed for and gave thanks to the people who were long past . . . but to whom we owed our very breaths to. I've always felt that my great greats are not that far away and that in their own spiritual way they are watching over me and my family and supporting us in our endeavors. I hope I have passed that heritage down to my own children and have recently toyed with the idea of blogging our family history. Have you ever heard of anyone doing this . . . or do you know of a blog that I could look at that does this? Thanks . . . so much for your support!

Have a great day and I do so hope you know how much I appreciate you. It is for you that I am inspired to create nearly every day.

Stamps: Rue Des Fleurs (WM 125485, CM 125487)
Paper: Pool Party (122924), Basic Gray (121044), Very Vanilla (101650), First Edition Specialty Paper (121878), Neutrals Patterns Paper Stack (117157)
Ink: Basic Gray (109120), Pool Party (122938), Wild Wasabi (108641)
Tools: Big Shot Machine (113439), Scallop Circles #2 (113468), 3" Circle Die (122125), Fun Flowers Die (121812), Large Oval Punch (119855), 2 1/2" Circle Punch (120906), BoHo Blossoms Punch (119858), Stampin' Sponges (101610), Blender Pen (102845)
Accessories: Chantilly Lace (118480), Neutrals Designer Series Button (119743), Linen Thread (104199), Regal Rose marker (105108)
Adhesives: Multipurpose Liquid Glue (110755), Stampin' Dimensionals (104430), Mini Glue Dots (103683)

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Sunday, February 26, 2012

2/26 Stampin' Up! Love & Laughter



I love cream and white together, especially on a wedding card. So, my intent was to make a cream and white wedding card with some bling. But it really didn't seem to be coming together for me. I did start with cream and white . . . but then I added Pretty in Pink and Pink Pirouette and even Regal Rose made an appearance on this card with the stamped hearts. And, where's the bling? (Ribbon doesn't count because I put ribbon on practically every card I make - lol! ) Well, let me tell you . . . I tried, but nothing looked right, not pearls, rhinestones, buttons or beads. So here is a card where what I had in mind and what I tried didn't work out at all, yet somehow . . . I still ended up with a pretty card! Guess it's just one of those days where everything works out right, anyway!! lol!

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

Stamps: Love & Laughter (WM 125475, CM 125477)
Paper: Pink Pirouette (111351), Pretty in Pink (100459), Whisper White (100730), Very Vanilla (101650)
Ink: Pretty in Pink (101301), Regal Rose (105211)
Tools: Big Shot Machine (113439), Scallop Oval Die (114521), Perfect Polka Dot Embossing Folder (117335)
Accessories: Pink Pirouette 3/8" Taffeta Ribbon (122981)
Adhesives: Multipurpose Liquid Glue (110755), SNAIL (104332), Mini Glue Dots (103683)

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Saturday, February 25, 2012

2/25 Stampin' Up! Sprinkled Expressions



I used the Big Shot Machine with the Stripes Embossing Folder to make the Gingham Background that you see on this card. All you do is use your brayer to ink up the stripes in the color of you choice, run your paper through. Take the paper out, ink up the stripes again and then put the paper back into the embossing folder crosswise for a gingham look. It was the perfect way to show off the heart stamp in Sprinkled Expressions . . . a stamp set you can get FREE with a $50 order during Sale-a-bration.


This is the inside panel and it uses the coordinating sentiment. The Labels Framelit Collection came in pretty handy when I made this card! LOVE the new Framelit dies!! Have you tried them out yet? They are soooo versatile!

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

Stamps: Sprinkled Expressions free with a $50 order during Sale-a-bration (WM 125130, CM 125132)
Paper: Poppy Parade (119793), Whisper White (100730)
Ink: Poppy Parade (119782)
Tools: Big Shot Machine (113439), Stripes Embossing Folder free with $50 purchase during Sale-a-bration (127710), Brayer (102395), Labels Framelit Collection (125598)
Accessories: Poppy Parade Stitched-Poly Ribbon (119263)
Adhesives: Multipurpose Liquid Glue (110755), Stampin'Dimensionals (104430), SNAIL (104332), Mini Glue Dots (103683)

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Friday, February 24, 2012

2/24 Stampin' Up! Turtle & Co



Anybody you know feeling under the weather . . . maybe a card like this could cheer them up! It cheered me up just to make it!! The stamp set is called Turtle & Co. It has some very cute characters in it that would make brighten anybodys' day. Maybe that's why Stampin' Up! picked it to be our exclusive stamp set to help raise money for Ronald McDonald House Charities. When you purchase this set, $3 is donated by Stampin' Up! to RMHC. Over $1,000,000 have been donated to RMHC over the years thanks to you and Stampin' Up! Now that's something to cheer about!!

My customers will have the opportunity to make this card at my March Card Buffet . . . the theme is Christian Inspiration and includes cards ranging from get well, to all occasion religious, wedding and sympathy. The card above falls under the get well catagory, but it could be left blank inside and then it could be used for other occasions, too.

I really enjoy working with my customers and teaching newbies how to stamp and scrap with Stampin' Up! products . . . but I have another passion, too . . . and it's working with the demonstrators in my downline. All of my downline members are invited to my customer events to take the ideas home to their customers. We have monthly meetings, new demo roundtables and leadership roundtables. My long distance demos have access to an exclusive Yahoo Group where we share training, ideas and exclusive demo meeting videos. We support each other in all the facets of our lives and if you have been considering the idea of joining Stampin' Up!, now is a great time!

The kit is discounted $50 during Sale-a-bration and I am looking for a few more demos to join our Creative Crafters' Stamping to Share Team during this amazing promotion. You can join now by clicking HERE . . . or contact me for more information!

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

Stamps: Turtle & Co (WM 122870, CM 122872)
Paper: Soft Suede (115318), Crumb Cake (120953), Lucky Limeade (122926), Concord Crush (119792), Poppy Parade (119793), Pool Party (122924)
Ink: StazOn Black (101406)
Tools: Big Shot Machine (113439), Paper Doily Large Sizzlit Die (125592), Blossom Builder Punch for the leaves (121808), Large Oval Punch (119855), Scallop Oval Punch (119856), 2 3/8" Scallop Circle Punch (118874), 1 3/4" Circle Punch (119850), Simply Scored Scoring Tool (122334), Paper Piercing Tool to make a hole for the brad (116631), Stampin' Sponges (101610)
Accessories: 2010-12 In Color Glimmer Brads (121005)
Adhesives: Multipurpose Liquid Glue (110755), Stampin' Dimensionals (104430), Mini Glue Dots (103683)

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Thursday, February 23, 2012

2/23 Stampin' Up! Designer Rosette



Hi Everyone . . . do you LOVE it?? I could hardly WAIT to post this project. I had so much fun making this and I know that my Big Shot Class Attendees are going to love it!! Yup . . . this is your sneak peek at one of the two projects we will be making at our Big Shot Class next week. This is my first project with Stampin' Up!'s new Designer Rosette Die that was introduced in the Occasions Mini Catalog. I thought it would be a beautiful name place holder for an Easter dinner, or at an all girls tea or spring luncheon.


Here is another view of the layers. All of the flowers are from the fun flowers die and they are stacked with dimensionals separating each layer for additional fullness. The Large Basic Pearl, also introduced in the Occasions Mini was the perfect finishing touch to my flower.

 Let me know if you would like me to make a video of how to do this after my Big Shot Class is over. I'd be happy to make one if there is enough interest.

Edited: Thanks everyone for you kind emails!! I can't give you dimensions because I'm not even sure myself what they are!! lol! I don't take notes during the creative process. But, after my Big Shot class is over . . . I will make a video for you.

Edited Again: Here's the link to my Video Tutorial!!
 
Have a great day and I so appreciate you!!

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

Paper: Everyday Enchantment Designer Series Paper free with a $50 product order during Sale-a-bration (126154), Pool Party (122924), Lucky Limeade (122926), Very Vanilla (101650)
Tools: Big Shot Machine (113439), Extended Cutting Pads (113478), Extended Premium Crease Pad (117630), Designer Rosette Die (125594), Paper Doily Large Sizzlit Die (125592), Fun Flowers Die (121812),  Circles #2 Die to cut through Sticky Sheets to make adhesive circles with hold the rosette together (114526), Scallop Circle Die for the reverse side of the rosette to provide stability (113468), Paper Piercer to place the pearl and to poke out the outer pieces in the paper doily (116631), Bone Folder to curl the petals (102300)
Accessories: Large Pearl (125577)
Adhesives: Multipurpose Liquid Glue (110755), Stampin' Dimensionals (104430), Sticky Sheets (114300)

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Wednesday, February 22, 2012

2/22 How to Create a Calendar Card Video Tutorial



I've had a few requests asking me how I created the calendar that you see pictured above. I rarely write anything down when it comes to "how to's." I just don't have the patience for that stuff!! Sorry . . . but I decided a video would be the next best thing so . . . here it is!!



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Tuesday, February 21, 2012

2/21 Cabin Stamping!

One of my favorite things to do is to spend a long weekend at the cabin with my family. And, that's where I play with a mixture of non current SU products and misc items I had before I became a SU demonstrator. These are some of the cards I made this weekend. Enjoy!!


Remember Big Pieces? and It's Your Birthday?


How about Berry Christmas? The embossed merry was from a Embosslit Tag that SU used to carry. If you need your  DSP to have just one more color . . . stamp it on as I did here.


I still have a stash of ribbon and such from Grandma's attic. It's fun to pull it out once in a while. This card uses a retired set called Window Dressing. I love curved sentiments.


Look out . . . Cool Cat is having fun in the pumpkin patch. Several sets on this card . . . Cool Cat, Jack-o-Lantern Fun, Holiday Best and Halloween Backgrounds. The grass is non-SU.


The stamp set called Starring You found itself on a manly card with paper from a pack called Out West.


But, the best part of the weekend was hanging out with my family. We watched movies and read and walked and went to church. My middle daughter baked SIX loaves of bread . . . here she is with the dough just before dividing it up into the bread pans. I should have taken a picture of it when it came out of the oven, but we were too busy getting ready to EAT it - fresh and warm with a heavenly smell!

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Monday, February 20, 2012

2/20 Stampin' Up! Party This Way Birthday



Party This Way is stamp set that you can receive FREE during Sale-a-bration with a $50 product purchase. I challenged myself to use every stamp in the set on this card and I did it . . . although the candle is stamped on the inside panel. I really liike how it turned out . . . lots of dimension with the pennnant flags and the balloons. I used just two colors to creat this card . . . Tangerine Tango and Old Olive. One of the stamps in this set is a pennant flag and of course it works perfectly in our Petite Pennant Builder Punch! The designer paper that I used is from the Brights Patterns Paper Stack.


This side view lets you see all the dimension on the balloons. It looks like they really are floating in the air!


And a last picture to show you the inside panel where I used the fifth stamp in this set . . . the candle. The sentiment is from the set called Bring on the Cake.

Have a great day, and I have to share . . . it's my stamping anniversary today!! I attended my very first Stamin' Up! workshop as a guest 12 years ago today! I was completely delighted by the projects and the whole process of creating beautiful cards with stamps and ink. I don't think I've purchased a card from a store since! I was smitten! I went on to try other brands and types of stamps and products but always came back to Stampin' Up! It's really the best out there and I'm so proud to be a demonstrator for them.

Stamps: Party This Way free with a $50 product purchase during Sale-a-bration (WM 127726 CM 127727), Bring on the Cake (WM 121899, CM 121958)
Paper: Tangerine Tango (111349), Whisper White (100730), Brights Patterns Paper Stack (117155)
Ink: Tangerine Tango (111834), Old Olive (102277)
Tools: Petite Pennant Builder Punch (122361), Paper Piercer to place the rhinestones (116631)
Accessories: Basic Rhinestones (119246) Markers: Tangerine Tango (120974), Old Olive (100079), and So Saffron (105114)
Adhesives: Multipurpose Liquid Glue (110755), Stampin' Dimensionals (104430), SNAIL (104332)

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Sunday, February 19, 2012

2/19 Stampin' Up! Elementary Elegance Birthday



I was inspired by Debra Currier to create this card for my February Clubs. It's a quick and easy card to make and it show cases the Elementary Elegance stamp set which is FREE with a $50 product purchase from Stampin' Up! during Sale-a-bration.

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

Stamps: Elementary Elegance free with a $50 product purchase during Sale-a-bration (WM 125120, CM 125122)
Paper: Sahara Sand (121043), Early Espresso (119686)
Ink: Early Espresso (119670)
Tools: Curly Label Punch (119851), Paper Piercer for placing the pearls (116631), Stampin' Sponges (101610)
Accessories: Basic Pearls (119247), 1/8" Early Espresso Grosgrain Ribbon (120931)
Adhesives: Multipurpose Liquid Glue (110755), Stampin' Dimensionals (104430)

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Saturday, February 18, 2012

2/18 Stampin' Up! Bear Hugs for Baby



I had so much fun creating this card. I used an Aqua Painter and ink from the lid of an ink pad to color the bear. He was stamped on Naturals White paper with Basic Gray ink. Did you know Basic Gray ink is Waterproof? It's great when you don't want an image to be too intense like black can sometimes be.


The inside of this card features a free-swinging pennant. Now that I see this card on the computer, I think I should have added a couple of little flags on either side of the big flag, too. Oh, well, next time!! This is such a cute little card, I'm sure I'll be making it again.

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

Stamps: Bear Hugs (116966)
Paper: Crumb Cake (120953), Marina Mist (119682), Riding Hood Red (111348), Naturals White (102316), Neutrals Patterns Paper Stack (117157)
Ink: Basic Gray (109120)
Tools: Big Shot Machine (113439), Perfect Pennants Die for the scallops around the bear image and for the pennant on the inside of the card (123126), Petite Pennant Builder Punch (122361), 2 1/2" Circle Punch (120906), 3" Circle Die (122125), Scallop Border Punch (119882), Large Oval Punch (119855), Scallop Oval Punch (119856), Aqua Painter (103954)
Accessories: Marina Mist 1/8" Taffeta Ribbon (119257), White Bakers Twine (124262)
Adhesives: Multipurpose Liquid Glue (110755), Stampin' Dimensionals (104430), Mini Glue Dots (103683)

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Friday, February 17, 2012

2/17 Stampin' Up! Happiest Birthday Wishes



I am prepping today for an upcoming Card Buffet and this is one of the cards we are going to make. Isn't it pretty? I was inspired by Ashley Marostica. I think my customers are really going to like this one and it's so quick and easy to create. The sentiment is from the hostess only set called Happiest Birthday Wishes. And, speaking of hostesses . . . there's still time to book your card making party during Sale-a-bration. But, don't wait too long - you know how time flies!!

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

Stamps: Happiest Birthday Wishes (WM 122615, CM 122617)
Paper: Pool Party (122924), Wisteria Wonder (122922), Whisper White (100730), Sweet Shop Specialty Designer Series Paper (125408)
Ink: Pool Party (122938)
Tools: 1 3/4" Circle Punch (119850), Big Shot Machine (113439), Circle #2 Die for the mat around the sentiment (114526)
Accessories: Pool Party Ruffled Ribbon (122975)
Adhesives: Multipurpose Liquid Glue (110755)

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Thursday, February 16, 2012

2/16 Stampin' Up! Friends Never Fade Sympathy



This is the "charity" card my customers made to donate to a local befrienders group. We kept it totally flat so that it could be easily mailed. The designer series paper is from the Christmas themed pack called Letters to Santa. I love it when holiday paper has a side to it that can be used year around.

Have a nice day and thanks for stopping by Stamping to Share!

Stamps: Friends Never Fade (WM 118750, CM 120618), Teeny Tiny Wishes (115370)
Paper: Old Olive (100702), Blushing Bride (119796), Whisper White (100730), Letters to Santa DSP (122349)
Ink: Old Olive for the sentiment (102277)
Accessories: Markers to color directly onto the rubber before stamping: Blushing Bride part of the 2010-12 In Color Marker Set (119801), Old Olive (100079); Chantilly Lace (118480), reverse side of Old Olive Scallop Dots Ribbon (124139)
Adhesives: Multipurpose Liquid Glue (110755), SNAIL (104332)

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Wednesday, February 15, 2012

2/15 Stampin' Up! Creative Elements Calendar Card



I've seen and crafted many types of calendar cards/displays over the years and most recently I was inspired by a calendar card created by Selene Kempton. I decided to revisit the idea and this is the calendar card my Sunshine Club members got to make this month.

I used the stamp set called Creative Elements and In Colors Pool Party and Island Indigo. It was easy to put together and my customers enjoyed using the Adorning Accents Edgelit Dies and Embossing Folders to make this card. I really LOVE the new framelit style dies that Stampin' Up! introduced in the Occasions Mini . . . they bring a whole new level of crafting fun into your life! (As if I wasn't addicted enough already! lol!)


Here is another example of the card . . . this time using a different sentiment, flipping the scallops downward and centering the calendar. The designer series paper on this card is called Twitterpated, and it's so pretty . . . it truly does put my heart all a flutter!

I created a video tutorial for this card that you can find by clicking HERE.

Have a wonderful day and thanks so much for stopping in!

Stamps: Creative Elements (WM 122645, CM 122647)
Paper: Pool Party (122924), Island Indigo (122923), Twitterpated DSP (125406)
Ink: Island Indigo (122937)
Tools: Big Shot Machine (113439), Adorning Accents Edgelit Dies (125595), Adorning Accents Embossing Folders (125601), 1/2 Circle Punch to set off the brad on the bottom card (119869)
Accessories: Island Indigo Ruffled Ribbon (122974), Medium Calendar Pads from Vippies.com
Adhesives: Multipurpose Liquid Glue (110755)

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Tuesday, February 14, 2012

2/14 Valentine Fishes & Stampin' Up! Apothecary Art


Happy Valentine's Day!! Sherri Pullar, one of my online customers, sent me this sweet card via e-mail this morning. She is a wonderfully talented stamper and it's so much fun to see what she's been up to! Thank you so much, Sherri, for sharing your work with me!! I truly appreicate you!


Do you need a birthday card? The Apothecary Art stamp set in our Occasions Mini Catalog will help you create a beauty like this is just minutes! This card featuring paper from the Mocha Morning
Specialty Designer Series paper pack will  be featured at my upcoming Card Buffet. If you are local, be sure to check it out HERE and then rsvp to join us for some stamping fun.

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

Stamps: Apothecary Art (WM 125525, CM 125527)
Paper: Basic Gray (121044), Blushing Bride (119796), Very Vanilla (101650), Mocha Morning Specialty DSP (122366)
Ink: Basic Gray (109120)
Tools: Big Shot Machine (113439), Framelits Labels Collection (125598)
Accessories: Blushing Bride Pleated Ribbon (125570), Victoria Lace (118481), Markers: Pear Pizzazz part of the 2010-12 In Color Marker set (119801), Pink Pirouette (120969), Pretty in Pink (100045)
Adhesives: Multipurpose Liquid Glue (110755), Stampin' Dimensionals (104430)

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Monday, February 13, 2012

2/13 Stampin' Up! Mixed Bunch with Loving Thoughts



I love the way this card turned out . . . so bright and cheerful. You can tell that these thoughts of you are "happy!" This card uses the two stamp sets that I got as a gift from Stampin' Up! for attending Leadership in January. I've been just busy enough that I hadn't had a chance to use them but when my demo magazine arrived, Stampin' Success, I was inspired. I changed the card up to make it brighter and I must say . . . it is quite a bit brighter! lol! But, I love bright . . . it makes me happy!

Our demo only magazine called Stampin' Success is just one of the many perks you get as a demonstrator for Stampin' Up! One of the biggest perks for new demos who join during Sale-a-bration is a FREE digital download or Designer Series Paper pack every month through December. That really adds value to becoming a demonstrator during Sale-a-bration.

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

Stamps: Mixed Bunch (WM 125535, CM 125537), Loving Thoughts (WM 125843, CM 125845)
Paper: Poppy Parade (119793), Daffodil Delight (119683), Whisper White (100730), Crumb Cake (120953), 12x12 Textured Soft Subtles in Wild Wasabi (121075)
Ink: Baja Breeze (111833), Daffodil Delight (119667), Poppy Parade (119782)
Tools: Big Shot Machine (113439), Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder (117335), Scallop Trim Punch Border Punch (118402), Paper Piercer to make a hole for the brad (116631), Blossom Punch (125603), 1" Circle Punch (119868), 1/2" Circle Punch (119869)
Accessories: Soft Subltes Brads (119738)
Adhesives: Multipurpose Liquid Glue (110755), Stampin' Dimensionals (104430)

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Sunday, February 12, 2012

2/12 Demo Meeting Swaps Part Two

This is part two of our Demo Meeting Swap showcase. Our swap theme for February was anything out of the Occasions Mini or Sale-a-bration catalog. Enjoy!


It took me three pictures to show you all the wonderful, amazing parts to this swap created by Katherine Narog. She giggled when she said she went extra special on this one . . . she just wanted to do something for Valentines to show her fellow team members how much she appreciates each and every one of them. Isn't that sweet?? Well, if you know Katherine, you know she's extra special herself! Thank you, Katherine, for the beautiful swap/gift you gave to each of us.


Here's a side view of the heart box. You can see she used the Itty Bitty Box die and the new Heart Collection framelit dies.


And of course . . . no SU box ever goes without a treat!! Nestled inside was a Heart Shaped Peppermint Pattie. I know it was heart shaped because as soon as I took this picture - I ate it!! lol!


Karen Lockner had some fun with Sweet Shop Specialty Designer Series Paper and created a stack of gifts to "celebrate today." The sentiment is from Perfectly Penned.


Linda Watson is a fan of Apothecary Art and colored and accented her card beautifully.


Lynn Miller made a red hot Valentine using two Occasions Mini sets . . . Take It to Heart and Loving Thoughts. I'm just crazy about the banner in Take It to Heart. I would literally buy that stamp set just to have the banner!


An elegant card with Whisper White, Cherry Cobbler and a little bit of dazzle from our Silver Glimmer Paper make this card appropriate for any kind of loving occasion. Thank you, Mary Dagostino.


Mary Smallidge created the most unusual gate fold card with her Labels Collection Framelit set! I love, love, love it!


Here it is open . . . isn't it lovely? I can't wait to try a card like this myself!


Sharon Merritt looked to the Occasions Mini catalog for her inspiration. This sweet Easter card has a stunning paper ribbon and I love the look of the Eyelet Lace.


Sue McNeill captured out attention with this card that has an unusual but absolutely delightful fold to it! I love the bold brilliance of the flowers, too. Notice the scalloped border? She used an Adorning Accent Embossing Folder to achieve that look.


And, finally, our last card is by Terri hall. I really like the way she used Sprinkled Expressions . . . making the work black and the heart red is so striking. A wonderful card that can be used anytime of year!

I hope you enjoyed Part Two of the Swap Card Parade. I feel very lucky and blessed to friends to with each of these ladies. My life is the richer for it and I strive to help them achieve their goals and dreams with their SU businesses whether it be as a hobbiest or as a business builder. There's always a place for each in SU . . . the most caringest company you could ever be a part of.

Thank you so much for stopping by Stamping to Share. I hope you are having a great weekend!

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Saturday, February 11, 2012

2/11 Demo Meeting Swaps Part One

The theme for our February demo meeting swap was "Anything Out of the Occasions Mini or Sale-a-bration Catalog." We had a wide variety!! This is part one.


Angie used the new Heart Framelits and the Take It to Heart stamp set. She kept it nice and flat for mailing, but still added an elegant touch with the Whisper White Satin Ribbon.


Chris Glebus also created a very mailable card and showed off the Labels Framelits. She used the stamp set called Gnome Sweet Gnome.


Cindy LeMire purchased some 1" glassc squares from Sun and Moon Craft Kits and then backed them with little flower and butterfly scenes from the Everyday Enchantment Designer Series paper pack that customers can get free during Sale-a-bration. She put a layer of Crystal Effects on the back and before it dried, laid a necklace clasp down. A truly creative way to talk about Sale-a-bration when someone notices your necklace!


Cindy Standal made this beautiful flower with a series of punches. The largest punch is of course the new Blossom Punch in our Occasions Mini. The sentiment is from the stamp set called Loving Thoughts, which is also in the mini.


Dawn Michels used the stamp called "Packed for Baby" and highlighted bits and pieces with markers. I do remember those days of hauling everything but the kitchen sink whenever we wanted to go somewhere with our babies so this stamp set does bring back memories!! (lol . . . glad those days are over! but I DO cherish the memories of all the little baby sweetness.)


And, another baby card using Baby Prints from the Occasions Mini, this one by Debby Filiowich. Love that elegant bow with the Seam Binding Ribbon.


Grace Balfanz had fun with hearts! She made this valentine beauty with the Big Shot Machine and the Hearts Framelit Collection. The smaller of the two embossed hearts were created with the Fashionable Hearts Embosslit Die . . . another goodie from the Occasions Mini.


Liz Michels was a guest at our Stamping to Share meeting and she loves to share, too! We were surprised and delighted when she "gifted" each one of us with one of her card creations using supplies from where she works along with the Stampin' Up! sets called "Four Frames" and "Three Little Words." She's definitely a "demo in the making!" Thanks, for spending your evening with us, Liz, and please join us again, soon!


Irene Boesen ever so patiently used her markers to ink up the Sale-a-bration Fresh Vintage stamp set to create this gorgeous card. The butterflies are from the Beautiful Wings Embosslit Die and the sentiment is from another Sale-a-bration set called Party This Way.


Karen Larson used Labels Framelits to perfectly cut and surround her image from the Apothecary Art stamp set. I love the two color clean and simple look this card has. And, now that we have the Framelit Collections in Hearts and Labels it makes me wonder what will be next? Oh, the joys of seeing what the new catalog will bring!!

Are you a demo wanna be? Don't wait another minute! Contact your demo (or me if I'm your demo!!) and learn more. There are perks available during Sale-a-bration to new demos that will make joining now even more fun!

Have a wonderful day and thanks so much for stopping by Stamping to Share. I'll have part 2 of our demo meeting swap up tomorrow.

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