Hello friends! I am sorry to keep you waiting so long….I’ve been unable to find all the wonderful photos I took earlier this week…….so I’m giving you a sneak peek with the ONE photo I have from my iPad. I took all sorts of angles, and showed all the dimension and colors…..rats! Not sure what happened! This photo isn’t the greatest……but I’ll post more after I get back from a weekend retreat. But I wanted to show you my new little sampler for the Easter/Spring Season, and I love the tiny little details on it. I hope you will join me to make this framed project AND 2 Easter cards. I will show you the cards next week — along with high quality photos of this project!
And the new MDS downloads for March 4th….
This is a card that I tested out for club last month, but decided on a different technique. To create the embossed panel, I inked the inside of my Flower Garden Embossing Folder with Coastal Cabana Ink. Then I placed Whisper White cardstock in the folder and ran it through the Big Shot. The end result yields “white” for the deep impressions of the flowers, but Coastal Cabana ink on the remaining parts of the cardstock. WOW factor!
Then I used the fabulous new Scalloped Tag Punch to create a little tag and tied it on with Cherry Cobbler Seam Binding. Yep……..love the colors, the feel, everything!
First……mark your calendars for my “Easter Blessings” class on March 21st or March 22nd. I will be offering a Friday evening class, and a Saturday morning class. You will love the Framed Home Decor Item, as well as the other goodies. Photos and class details this week! You’re not going to want to miss this one….trust me!
Would you like to go to Stampin’ Up! convention for FREE? You can attend this summer’s convention with your Registration Fee PAID IN FULL if you sign up as a demonstrator. YUP! Come to Salt Lake City in July, and catch the infectious spirit of thousands of creative ladies (and men!) as we share what we love. Sign up before the end of March and get even MORE freebies in your Starter Kit. $99 gets you $150 worth of product during Sale-A-Bration plus a FREE GIFT from me! Would you be willing to meet me for coffee or lunch to talk it over? Contact me right away!
Inspiration for this card came from Dawn Griffith, but I altered the colors to something bright and cheery. This is Strawberry Slush and Bermuda Bay. Once again, I paired the Petite Petals from the Occasions Catalog with our Flower Shop stamp set in the annual catalog……love the layered look, the punch, and a little bling!
For those of you that don’t like cutting with scissors, you may not like the trimming at the top of the card…….but it really isn’t a big deal to me and I really like the look. Don’t forget that MARCH is the LAST MONTH of Sale-A-Bration and it will be flying by before you know it. Get your orders in now!
I broke open my package of Kaleidoscope DSP this past weekend, and really enjoyed playing with the bright colors. I used a card layout that I had seen on Pinterest but it was not watermarked, so I have no idea whose original idea it was — but I snatched it up and went to work! Here is my Girly-Girl version, with Strawberry Slush, Bermuda Bay, a cute little bow and some bling!
Here is my Masculine version….same layout, but totally different feel! Don’t you agree? I used only papers from the pack that looked more masculine, but still that strong, bold feeling. I switched out the wording to a a more geometric and it really came together nicely. The candle that looks like chevron……came from a piece of paper that DID have some other colors (pink!) on it. However, I very carefully cut a strip that didn’t have any girly colors and it worked!
So…..what do you think? The Kaleidoscope papers are not my usual soft, flowery papers………but they really work for this layout, and for certain people. Get yours today!
Kaleidoscope DSP, Item #132995, $10.95
Welcome to my blog! Hope you are having a great day! Here are the Weekly Deals and the newest Digital Downloads for the week! Would you like to learn more about Digital Scrapbooking using Stampin’ Up!’s software? I would like to have a class to introduce MDS and show you some simple projects. Would you be interested in attending this class? You would have 2 options — either bring your own laptop and participate (hands-on learning) — or come and observe as I project my computer screen onto my big screen TV so that you can see how it works. Ideally, option 1 is the best! We have a free 30-day trial, so you would not need to spend any money to load the software on your computer. That’s right, totally FREE! Please let me know if you are interested in learning more. I ‘m trying to get a feeling for how many out there are interested. Thanks!
I was inspired to create this card from a fellow demonstrator, Sharon Berkert, who has an amazing blog. She hasn’t ever made anything that I don’t like! And her style is very similar to mine, so that is helpful
Our new Top Topper Punches are amazingly wonderful….and I loved the idea of using the punch for something other than a tag. I cut these strips a little bit narrower than the punch, so when you slide them in to punch the top, you need to eyeball an equal distance on the right and left sides. It is not hard at all, and there is a little “mark” of sorts on the bottom that even helps you out! I think these strips were 1 5/8″ each, if I remember correctly. I used a FREE set from Sale-A-Bration, Petal Parade, to stamp in Calypso Coral, Pool Party, Summer Starfruit, and Crisp Canteloupe. Love the soft, spring feeling!
The Crisp Canteloupe Twine comes from one of the Sale-A-Bration freebies as well. I really like this product, also, and hope we see more colors of this in the future. Don’t look too closely and find my “boo-boo” on this card…..pretty please!
Ya’ know, the masculine cards are always the toughest for me! Being the mom of girls, and being the flowery and fancy type, I just can’t get very excited about cards for men. But I must say, I truly love how this card turned out. It was inspired by a card that I found on Stampin’ Connection by Diane Vander Galien. Stampin’ Connection is for Stampin’ Up! demonstrators exclusively, and it is full of inspirational artwork and business ideas. One of the MANY perks of being a demonstrator! I’d love to talk to you about joining the Stampin’ Up! family during Sale-A-Bration!
Try on the Stampin’ Up! $99 Starter Kit – it just might be a perfect fit!
During Sale-A-Bration you’ll get to choose $150 worth of products. January 28th – March 31st.
The $99 Stampin’ Up! Starter Kit offers you $190+ in products and lots of choices (and ships FREE). PLUS, you get the benefits of being Stampin’ Up! demonstrator. Just try it out for a minimum of 3 months with no obligation to purchase anything further, hold parties or obtain outside sales!
If you simply want to try the kit and enjoy demonstrator discounts and benefits just for YOU, it’s OK!!
Check out these tips:
- New $99 Starter Kit. Shipping is FREE!
- Customize the kit with your choice of stamp sets, ink colors and more (choose $150 worth of any traditional or digital supplies). This includes choices from the current Occasions Catalog.
- When you purchase the Starter Kit, you become a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator and member of my demonstrator group. You are NOT required to purchase anything further, hold workshops or sell products.
- Receive Stampin’ Up! demonstrator discounts and benefits thru the end of the next FULL quarter. Stampin’ Up! quarters are January-March, April-June, July-September, October-December.
- If you want to remain active and continue demonstrator discounts and benefits beyond the end of the next FULL quarter, you would need $300 in product sales (which includes a total of your own purchases, customer and workshop orders). This renews your benefits through the following quarter. $300 in sales per quarter is needed to remain continuously active.
- There’s never a penalty to drop if you don’t meet the sales minimums. You keep all the discounted products you purchased at a discount!
Many hobby stampers joined primarily to buy our quality products just for the discounts and resources. You are always welcome to join my group — no matter what!
Before I became a Demonstrator, I always worried about how much I was spending on my crafting supplies, wondering if hubby would not “agree” with my wise choices……but it is so exciting having the demonstrator discount, having tax write-offs for my business, and being able to take advantage of all the resources that Stampin’ Up! offers. I love what I do, and hopefully that shows, and I would love to share it all with YOU!
Early Espresso Core’dinations Paper
Woodgrain Embossing Folder
Lovely As A Tree Stamp Set
Bitty Banners Stamp Set and Framelits
Apothecary Accents Framelits
Essentials Paper Piercing Pack, Piercing Mat and Tool
Early Espresso, Old Olive, and Always Artichoke Markers
Old Olive, Always Artichoke, Very Vanilla, and Crumb Cake Cardstock