Wednesday, November 4, 2009
Included in your kit will be:
1 Christmas Jingle Simple Scrapping Kit - the paper will be precut for you. There will also be lots of leftover paper
36 Very Vanilla Card Bases - precut and scored
1 embellishment kit with ribbon and gold cord
Extra Very Vanilla Card Stock to stamp greetings (I will have several Christmas greeting stamps available.)
If you would like to add a package of 40 Very Vanilla Envelopes, add $7.60 (includes tax and shipping and handling). If you already have the Christmas Jingle kit and would like to use that for the class, the cost will be $10. You are also welcome to find someone to split the kit with so that you will each get 18 cards.
RSVP by noon, Monday, November 23 so I can order the kits in plenty of time for the class, to email@example.com or 801-967-3210.
A big THANK YOU to my fellow demonstrator Amy Bell for generously allowing me to use her ideas for this class.
Friday, October 30, 2009
WHEN: Saturday, November 7 from 11-4:30
WHERE: Red Robin, 316 E. Winchester, Murray
WHAT: Make only the cards and projects you want to make and make as many of them as you would like.
RSVP: By Thursday, November 5 to firstname.lastname@example.org or 801-967-3210. Let me know which cards and projects you would like to make so I can have enough ready for that day. Some projects may be limited on supplies and will be reserved for those that RSVP first.
The cards are $1.50 each, or 10 for $12.50 (mix and match) and include an envelope. Here are the designs:
Dasher features one of the most popular stamps in the current catalog. The card is a "Z Fold" and says Christmas Greetings on the inside.
Merry Christmas Tree features a band dry embossed paper that gives it lots of rich texture. Ruby Red, Mellow Moss and Always Artichoke give this a lovely muted look too.
This fun Snowman card has a card-length window on the front that peeks through to the greeting below. It also features shimmer paint on the snowmen. Thanks to Dawn Griffith for the inspiration on this one.
Monday, October 12, 2009
WHERE: My house (call for directions)
COST: $6 or free with a $25 purchase
RSVP: By Wednesday, October 21 at noon.
This month's technique is Watercolored Roses. It is a completely different way to watercolor and it turns out so beautifully. Here's the card:
Recipe: Stamps: Fifth Avenue Floral, Teeny Tiny Wishes; Colors: Regal Rose, So Saffron, Old Olive, Pretty in Pink, Shimmery White CS; Big Shot: Little Leaves Sizzlet; Punch: Modern Label; Accessories: Brads, Reinkers, Water spray bottle, Aqua Painter, White Embossing Powder.
Once you make the roses, it takes a little while for them to dry so I picked a 3D project that is a little more involved this time too. And it really isn't a "technique" but it sure is cute and it sues the Big Shot Pillow Box die in a really fun way too. I found the tutorial on Splitcoast Stampers.
Recipe: Colors: Pumpkin Pie, Basic Black, Whisper White; Big Shot: Pillow Box Die; Punches: 1 inch circle, 1/2 circle, photo corner, slot; Accessories: Brads and Old Olive 5/8" Grosgrain Ribbon
Recipe: Stamps: Grateful Greetings and Autumn Splendor; Colors: Chocolate Chip, More Mustard, Old Olive, Really Rust, Creamy Caramel, Close to Cocoa, Dusty Durango, Ruby Red, Very Vanilla; Big Shot: Leaves #2; Accessories: Champagne Shimmer Paint, Gold Brads.
Recipe: Stamps: Falling Leaves and Bright Blessings Wheel; Colors: Soft Suede, Dusty Durango and Crushed Curry,Very Vanilla; Big Shot: Movers and Shapers; Punch: Curly Label; Accessories: Gold Brads
Friday, September 11, 2009
WHEN: Saturday, September 19, 11 AM - 4 PM
WHERE: Murray Red Robin Restaurant, (316 E Winchester across from Fashion Place)
WHAT: Pick your projects from the ones below. Make one or more of only the projects you want to make.
RSVP: If you want to make the Cauldron, I have to order the Decor Element by 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, September 16. RSVP for the other projects by noon on Friday, September 18. email@example.com or 801-967-3210
This fun project makes a great treat bucket to hand out treats on Halloween night. Or you can add a little dry ice to make a spooky witches cauldron. Choose from Pumpkin Pie or Old Olive words and Pumpkin, Olive, or Black Ribbon. MUST RSVP FOR THIS PROJECT BY WEDNESDAY AT 10:00 AM. Cost: $20
The young (or young at heart) will love to make their own magic potion this Halloween. Each of the Test Tubes is filled with drink powder (Grape KoolAid and Tang). Cost: $5
Thursday, September 3, 2009
On Monday, word came down that demonstrators could start preordering this wonderful, stupendous, totally amazing new software on September 1 and I almost passed out again! Of course I ordered it almost the minute it was available (OK, really about two hours after it was available because I dozed off just before midnight.) And it arrived on my doorstep yesterday afternoon!
So what can you do with My Digital Studio? You can make scrapbook pages, albums, cards, calendars, flyers, DVD's, and so much more. And boy is it ever easy. It comes loaded with Stampin' Up's exclusive colors, images, and kits. And Stampin' Up! will also be offering printing services and the printers are all calibrated so they will match your Stampin' Up! Card Stock. Here is the card I made first thing for today's Stampin' Addict's Sketch Challenge:
And here's the scrapbook page I made today of my boys:
I'm kind of a computer geek at heart so I love that this combines my love of crafting and Stampin' Up! with my love of the computer. Does it get any better?
What's that? You say you are not a digital scrapbooker? You like the feel of the paper in your hands? That is totally fine. You still want to consider this software because you can plan your pages before you waste a single sheet of card stock cutting it the wrong size. Or how about hybrid scrapbooking where you print your pages off and then add additional embellishments to your project to really make it pop.
For anyone that is already a digital scrapbooker and has a beloved program, you will still be able to purchase Stampin' Up's exclusive images and kits and download them from my internet store.
Anyone else feel like passing out yet? My Digital Studio will be available to purchase for $79.95 starting October 1. That is also the date you can start purchasing the digital image downloads (prices start at $3.95). Want to get it 50% off? Host a $400 workshop in October or November and you will be able to purchase it for 50% off. Contact me today and get your workshop on my calendar.
I hope you really feel some of my excitement for this software. I can't wait to start making Christmas presents with it!
Tuesday, September 1, 2009
I promised if you came back after the blog hop, I would tell you how to turn clear glass ornaments into these beautiful sparkly creations. First, I have to tell you that it was not my original idea. I read about it somewhere in my internet journeys and wish I could provide credit to the originator because it is a cool idea for sure.
- Clear Glass Ornaments available at your local craft or big box store. I have only ever made the round ones, but I don't know why the other shapes wouldn't work.
- Stampin' Up! Classic Reinkers in your favorite holiday color
- Dazzling Diamonds
- Decor Elements or Rubons (optional)
- Matching or Coordinating Ribbon or Elastic Cord.
Start rolling the pool of ink around your ornament to completely cover the inside. This is a little tedious but if you move slowly it will be easier to completely cover the inside of the ornament. If you find you have multiple streams of ink, set your ornament down for a minute or two to collect the ink in a single pool. It's easier to move around this way. You can add more ink if it is moving too slowly.
Once it is completely covered, you can remove excess ink by plugging the hole with several layers of paper towel and holding it upside down until the excess runs out. While the ink is still wet, pour Dazzling Diamonds into the ornament. I use a 2-3 baby spoonfuls. Put a paper towel over the hole again and shake to spread the glitter all round the ornament.
Apply small Decor Element or Rubon of your choice (or leave blank) and tie with ribbon or elastic cord. Viola! And the best part is, you can have them in any one of the fabulous colors Stampin' Up! offers.
P.S. I did try this with a chunkier glitter and you do not get the same results.
And now for the BLOG CANDY! This time I am offering a grab bag of ribbons and other embellishments. I promise that it will contain at least three yards of various ribbons and more than a dozen misc embellishment pieces (designer brads, clips, buttons, Hodge Podge Hardware etc.) To be eligible, just leave a comment here and tell me what color of ornament you plan to create before 10:00 a.m. Thursday, September 3.
Saturday, August 29, 2009
In my first project, I used the blocks to make two different letter configurations. The blocks are 3” tall and come four to a package for $9.95. I used the same blocks for both projects and just flipped them to put the other word on another part of the block.
Recipe: Decor Elements Holiday Mix, Real Red; Decor Elements Decor Blocks; Old Olive, Chocolate Chip and Real Red Card Stock; Merry Moments Designer Series Paper; Old Olive 1-1/4” Striped Grosgrain, Real Red Polka Dot Grosgrain, Old Olive 5/8” Grosgrain; Ticket Corner and Scallop Edge Punches; acrylic paint.
For this project, I recycled a frame I had already. The paper, blue snowflake and ribbon are inside, and I applied SNOW to the outside of the glass to give it a 3D look. I still might add a photo to this in the upper right corner, but can you believe I don’t have a single snow picture of with both my boys?
Recipe: Decor Elements Holiday Mix White; Bashful Blue Card Stock; Cocoa Specialty Designer Series Paper; Bashful Blue Taffeta Ribbon; Snowflake #2 Big Shot Die; Scallop Edge Punch; Frost White Shimmer Paint.
And remember how I said there are 27 images on each sheet? The possibilities are really endless with all the other images. I used some of them to decorate up these Christmas Ornaments:
Recipe: Decor Elements Holiday Mix in Whisper White and Real Red; Old Olive and Real Red reinkers; Dazzling Diamonds; Old Olive and Real Red 5/8” Grosgrain Ribbon.
I hope you have enjoyed this stop on the tour. Next stop is Linda’s Olive Stamps to see a sneak peek at the Charming stamp set. If you’ve enjoyed this tour, come check out Stampin’ Addicts too.
Friday, August 28, 2009
The holidays are just around the corner and what would Christmas presents, cards and goodies be without a little ribbon wrapped around them? My September Ribbon share focuses on the Stampin’ Up! Ribbons that are perfect for adding that special touch to all your holiday projects.
For only $18.60 (includes tax and shipping to me), you will receive a total of 19 yards of beautiful Stampin’ Up! Ribbon including the following:
- 2.5 yards of 1” Double-Stitched Grosgrain in Real Red
- 2.5 yards of 1” Double-Stitched Grosgrain in Rose Red
- 2.5 yards of 1-1/4” Striped Grosgrain in Old Olive
- 2.5 yards of 1-1/4” Striped Grosgrain in Chocolate Chip
- 2.5 yards of 3/4” Polka Dot Grosgrain in Real Red
- 2.5 yards of 5/8” Sleigh Bells Ribbon from the new Holiday Mini
- 2 yards of each of the ribbons featured in the Holiday Mini Mistletoe Bundle. (3/8” Old Olive Taffeta and 1/2” double-stitched grosgrain in Whisper White with Real Read stitching).
Deadline to order and pay for the share is September 26. If you don’t live in the Salt Lake Valley, please add $2.50 for shipping and handling. To order, contact me today at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tuesday, August 25, 2009
Stampin' Up's Holiday Mini debuts one week from today, (September 1). To celebrate Stampin' Addicts is having another Blog Hop featuring stamps and accessories from the new catalog. The tour starts at 10:00 am Saturday, August 29 and last through midnight, Monday, August 31. I will be featuring some new items in the Definitely Decorative Collection here on my blog.
In the mean time, here are some of my own Mini Catalog Sneak Peeks featuring a really fun set called Sweet Centers and the coordinating treat cups that go perfectly with the set:
To make this card, I folded a piece of basic black card stock and cut it with the new Clear Bigz Square Scallop Big Shot Die. My fellow SA sister came up with the idea to thread the ribbon through the holes in the side of the card. Adorable huh? I stamped the image in Pumpkin Pie and added a Crushed Curry layer behind it. To get the treat cup in there, you use the 1 3/4 inch punch to make a window and the cups just fit right into the window.
The Sweet Centers set isn't just for the holidays. I love this hot air balloon filled with yummy strawberry cheesecake jelly bellies. The colors are Bermuda Bay, Melon Mambo and Pretty in Pink. Coincidentally, these colors also remind me of the 1980's but more along the lines of junior high and not high school.
And now that my oldest is back in school, I am hoping to have more time to post to here. Watch for some blog candy coming up this weekend with the hop. Hope to see you back here then.
Thursday, August 13, 2009
WHEN: Thursday, August 27 at 6:30 p.m.
WHERE: Red Robin Restaurant in Murray, 316 E 6400 S
COST: $6 for the 12x12 layout, $1.50 for the card or $7 for both. Free with a $30 purchase from the new Idea Book and Catalog.
RSVP: By Monday, August 24 to email@example.com or 801-967-3210
Here are the projects:With all these stars, you could change the title on this layout and it could easily work for a sports page (All Star) or use your imagination to come up with something else. It has space for five 5" x 3.5" pictures across the middle. The colors are Not Quite Navy, Real Red and Crushed Curry. It features the new Simple Letters Alphabet Dies and lots of star punches as well as the Classic Stars Wheel.
This fun card features the Just Jawing Stamp set which is featured in the Growing Up promotion this month. (See link on the side) It uses two of the new In Colors: Bermuda Bay and Melon Mambo as well as a little Dazzling Diamonds and Rhinestone Brad.
Hope to see you there!
This months technique the baby wipe technique. Come to class and make two fun projects. You will also take home a recipe card to recreate the technique at home on your own.
WHEN: Thursday, August 20 at 6:30 p.m.
WHERE: My house. Call for directions
COST: $6 or free with a $25 purchase from the brand new catalog.
RSVP: By Tuesday, August 18 to 801-967-3210 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Here are the projects:
This card features a brand new stamps from the upcoming Holiday Mini Catalog (Autumn Splendor and Grateful Greetings) and some of our brand new In Colors (Soft Suede, Dusty Durango and Crushed Curry). The baby wipe technique is what gives the leaves their variegated fall look.The second project is a bookmark that just fits so perfectly over the corner of your book to hold your place. Very simple and very cute. This one also features more of a tie-dyed look for the whale with the baby wipe technique. I will also show you how to use your scalloped edge punch to make a scalloped square. The whale is from the new Animal Stories and is one of the sets featured in this month's Just For Kids promotion. The colors are Basic Gray, Bermuda Bay and Whisper White.
Hope to see you there.
Monday, July 27, 2009
Stampin' Addicts has tons of ideas for using the Stampin' Up Big Shot and all kinds of other Stampin' Up! products. Right now, Stampin' Addicts is also giving away a Big Shot Die Pack. All you have to do to enter is to post about the contest on your own blog or even on facebook, twitter, or Stumble Upon.
Wish me luck! I can always use more Big Shot toys!
Thursday, July 9, 2009
The Christmas Box House provides emergency shelter care, health services and programs to children who have been removed from their homes and families due to abuse, neglect or abandonment. It is a cause close to my heart because my youngest son received shelter care as infant long before he came to be part of our family. This fundraiser will help purchase clothing and other essential items for the children who arrive at the center with little more than the clothing on their back.
How can you help? Join us Saturday, July 18 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the Christmas Box House, 3660 So. West Temple. I will be in the boardroom. Here is what I will be offering from Stampin' Up! with proceeds benefiting the Christmas Box House:
- The brand new 2009-2010 Stampin' Up! Idea Book and Catalog for a $5 donation to the Christmas Box House.
- A Mini Stampin' Buffet offering fun Make and Takes. See below for projects.
- A blowout of retired stamp sets and other products. Some are brand new and some are used, but they all need a new home.
- Handcrafted cards, scrapbook layouts and other items for sale.
- A drawing for free hostess set for those that place an order from the catalog at the event. (This is in addition to the other fabulous prizes that will be offered at the event)
All of the buffet projects feature brand new products from the new catalog. You be able to make how ever many you choose of the following projects:
This card features the brand new For All You Do stamp set, as well as new designer series paper and the new in color Rich Razzleberry. $1.50 each
You may have seen this stamp set before, but Stampin' Up! just gave us a matching punch. Also features the new In Color Melon Mambo. $1.50 each
Another treat Stampin' Up! gave us this year: In Color Markers! This card uses them with the new hostess stamp set, The More the Merrier and the Movers and Shapers Big Shot die to make a window. $1.50
The Matchbox die made it into the new catalog. Here it is in Rich Razzleberry, Melon Mambo and some new designer series paper, filled with four chocolate nuggets. $4 each
And a 12x12 layout featuring the new Animal Stories stamp set as well the new Stampin' Up! Alphabet Simple Letters for the Big Shot. $6.00 each
Please let me know if you plan to attend. I will have extras cut that day just in case, but I'd like at have an idea before hand as well.
Other participating vendors include Layers Clothing, Cookie Lee Jewelry, Scensty, Squeaky Shoes, Modbe Clothing, Heritage Makers, Purse Party, Pampered Chef and more. You will receive a ticket for ever $10 in purchase from each vendor to enter to win great prizes donated by the vendors. Extra tickets will also be available with a cash donation to the Christmas Box House.
And parents can bring children 3 and over to the Kid's Outback Adventure. (Children under 3 will need to be accompanied by an adult.) Children will be able to play on the enclosed playground, make projects, and enjoy a treat all supervised by volunteers while you shop or create for a $3 donation to the Christmas Box House.
Hope to see you there.