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Friday, August 21, 2009

Holiday Mini Sneak Peek - Build A Bear Is Coming

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One of the really cool things about being a Stampin' Up! demonstrator is that we get to order items ahead of their release and boy oh boy is this an exciting time to be a demonstrator.....
The new Holiday mini which will be launched on September 1st is packed with brand new product lines.
Stampin' Up! has partnered with Build A Bear and we'll have a fabulous range of products for you to enjoy, including three delightful stamp sets and dies to create seasonal clothes for the cute bears in the stamp sets.
Stay tuned and on Tuesday I'll show you just one of the projects I've made with this fun new product line......
Don't forget, if you'd like to become a demonstrator, I'm only a phone call away and I'll be happy to work you through the process and hold your hand as you enter my wonderful world of secrets.

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Fall Classes

I'm going to be putting together a Fall class schedule soon. If you would like to attend a class to learn how to create the quilt card and if enough people are interested I'd love to offer it in the Fall - Please email me

My Swap

Last week I promised you I'd show you close up pictures of my Stamp Club swaps and so here they are:

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Images © 1990-2010 Stampin' Up!

Images © 1990-2010 Stampin' Up!

Images © 1990-2010 Stampin' Up!

Images © 1990-2010 Stampin' Up!

How do you create this? Hmm, well, here are a few notes to get you started:
  1. Run the white background Whisper White through your Big Shot, using the texturz plate of your choice - it takes just seconds to create all this beautiful dry embossing.
  2. Take another piece of card any color you like and a square punch and punch out your favorite designer series paper squares - I used Razzleberry Lemonade #115675 - Page 162. It's double sided so I punched out just two or three from each sheet.
  3. Starting in the centre - glue your squares onto the card.
  4. Run the card through your Big Shot, using the Top Note Die to create the outer shape of the quilt.
  5. Take a black Stampinwrite Marker and x stitching onto each square.
  6. Decorate your card as desired - I used two of our brand new punches from page 186 - Butterfly #116629 and #116630 Modern Label and of course some of our fabulous in color ribbon.
  7. The buttons on the inside of the cards were created with my Big Shot and the Buttons #5 die on page 196.

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Stamp Club Project From Friday Night

As soon as I saw this technique, I knew I had to buy all the ingredients and share it with my stamp club. This technique was demonstrated at the Seattle regional and I was absolutely blown away the first time I saw it.

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Of course it helps to have fabulous products to use, such as the Bride Speciality paper #115669 - Page 158 - actually, it shouldn't be called paper because it is sturdy enough to make a box from. The Organza Ribbon #114319 - Page 183 is delicately delightful and one of my ladies was stunned to find that it is only $5.95 for 15 yards.

To create the leaf design we ran Handsome Hunter card stock through the Big Shot using the Little Leaves #114511 Sizzlits Die - no cutting required - now that I love.

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OK, I know you want to know how the roses were created, so here goes:

  1. Using White Craft Ink, stamp Rose from Fifth Avenue Floral stamp set #113436 Page 98 on Shimmery White Card Stock #101910 - Page 159.
  2. Emboss images using clear embossing powder.
  3. Spritz with water making sure small amounts of water pool on the petals.
  4. Take three or four of your favorite color reinkers and put a spot of each color on a plastic lid.
  5. Using an Aqua Painter #103954 - page 192 pick up a little of one of the inks and touch it on one of the pools of the water. You will see that the ink spreads through the water but stops where the image is embossed. Continue with the same color and then change to another color - repeat until your rose is how you like it.
  6. You can use your dry Aqua Painter to remove any excess liquid, or I used the corner of a paper towel to soak up the excess.
  7. Leave your image to dry. Once it is dry cut it out and attach to your card.

This is one of those hit and miss techniques and no two creations will look exactly alike, just like in nature. The more you experiment, the more fun you'll have.

Thank you Patty for sharing this fabulous technique that you saw in Seattle.

Have fun!

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Join My Team

If you love the new Stampin' Up! In Colors for 2009/10, then here's a great way to own all of them and earn some extra money to help pay for your hobby and some of those wonderful extras in life!

As the children start heading back to school, why not give me a call or send me an email and you too could be a member of my team and enjoy the freedom, flexibility and fun doing what I think is the best job in the world! There's even a limited time offer to get you on your way for less than half the normal cost to join......

Dates: July 15 - August 31, 2009
Promotion Details:
Become a Stampin' Up! demonstrator with the limited-time $85 Mini Starter Kit. The Mini Starter Kit contains the following products:

Stampin' Up! - Recruiting Promotion: "Item CodePage #*DescriptionRetail Value**
115360118For All You Do stamp set$28.95
115658155Rich Razzleberry Classic Stampin' Pad$5.95
115656155Melon Mambo Classic Stampin' Pad$5.95
115659155Crushed Curry Classic Stampin' Pad$5.95
115654155Dusty Durango Classic Stampin' Pad$5.95
115655155Bermuda Bay Classic Stampin' Pad$5.95
115657155Soft Suede Classic Stampin' Pad$5.95
100730155Whisper White card stock (8-1/2' x 11')$7.50
115315155In Color assorted card stock (8-1/2' x 11')$7.95"

*All page numbers refer to the 2009-2010 Idea Book & Catalog**All products may be substituted for like items; see Mini Starter Kit order form for details.

Monday, August 17, 2009

Window Sheet Video

I thought you'd enjoy another video from our home office, this time featuring our vesitile window sheets - enjoy!

Our window sheets bring a whole new look to your creations. Use them on scrapbook pages, embellish them with Rub-Ons that you use as overlays, or layer them on card stock. Create shapes with the Big Shot die-cut machine, sponge the edges with Craft ink to color, or make see-through boxes. There are countless options! They come in two different thicknesses, as well as a printed option. Window sheets provide a lot of options, and Shannon West is only too happy to share those options with you in this video.