Thursday, April 30, 2009

Stampin Addicts Sketch Challenge and Upcoming Blog Hop!

I have not been very good about posting here for anything but upcoming classes, but I wanted to share today's sketch challenge with you, and let you know about an upcoming Blog Hop that I am participating in.

First today's Stampin' Addicts sketch challenge. It was inspired by a card on page 55 of the Spring Summer Idea Book and Catalog.

Notice how it features the Good Morning Sunshine Designer Series Paper? That's the perfect lead in to announcing the first Stampin' Addicts' Blog Hop -- Parade of Papers.

Next weekend, May 8 through May 10, several very talented Stampin' Up demonstrators will feature projects and ideas for using each of the packages of Designer Series Papers on their blogs. Each blog will link to the next so that hoppers will have the opportunity to see them all in a loop. My blog will be stop number #22 on the tour and I am very excited to show you some fun projects using the Tea Party Designer Series Paper. So come back here, or check out the general forums at Stampin' Addicts for more information as it gets closer.

We chose to feature Designer Series Papers because during May, all packages or the papers, plus the 12x12 Textured Card Stock are buy three get one free. This is a very popular promotion and a great chance to stock up on your favorites before they retire at the end of June.

Card details:

Stamps: Matchbox Messages
Papers: Chocolate Chip, Good Morning Sunshine Designer Series Paper, Kiwi Kiss Textured Card Stock, Summer Sun
Ink: Chocolate Chip
Punches: 1 1/4", 1 3/8", and Scallop Circle Punches
Big Shot: Scallop Circle Bigz Die

Monday, April 27, 2009

May Ribbon Share - Taffetas and White Satin

May's ribbon share features what just might be my favorite ribbon in the catalog: the taffeta ribbon. (Although it's very hard to choose because I love them all!).

For $20.50 (including shipping and handling) you will receive 3 yards of the 5/8" Whisper White Satin Ribbon from the Occasions Mini and 2.5 yards of each of the nine exclusive colors of 3/8" taffeta ribbon featured in the Spring Summer Idea Book and catalog including:
  • Whisper White
  • Very Vanilla
  • Kraft
  • Chocolate Chip
  • Basic Gray
  • Mellow Moss
  • Bashful Blue
  • Pretty in Pink
  • Riding Hood Red (with Very Vanilla trim
Please let me know if you want to participate by May 30. Also, anyone who participates in the Ribbon Share will be entered into the drawing for my May Giveaway. For more information and ways to enter, see this blog entry: National Scrapbook Month Giveaway

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

National Scrapbook Month Giveaway!

Did you know May is National Scrapbook Month? A whole month dedicated to this wonderful hobby! To mark the occasion, I am offering a fabulous giveaway of three Stampin' Up! product gift packs! Each packs retail value is between $35 and $50.
The first one features four sheets of Designer Series Paper from last year's catalog, four sheets of Rub Ons and a stamp set from 2008 Sale-A-Bration, plus matching card stock (four sheets of 12x12 and six sheets of 8.5x11) and ribbon.
The second one features items from the 2009 Sale-A-Bration, including an entire package of the Designer Series Paper (16 sheets), the Polka Dot Punches stamp set, a ribbon bundle and matching card stock (six pieces of 12x12 and two pieces of 8.5x11).
The third focuses more on cards than scrapbooking and includes a Patterns Pack II package of Designer Series Paper (60 6x6 sheets), the Sweet Little Sentiment stamp set, 10 precut and scored cards in matching colors, 10 envelopes, and an assortment of ribbon and embellishments.

I will hold a drawing on May 30 for these gift packs. Every time you do any of the following, I will put your name on a ticket for the drawing (you can only win once though):
  • Attend any class or workshop in May
  • Bring a friend new to my Stampin' Up! classes with you
  • Host a workshop
  • Place an order (1 ticket for every $25 in purchases). Earn a bonus ticket if you order online.
  • Participate in May's Ribbon share (more details coming soon.)

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

April Scrapbook Night

Spring is finally here. Let's hope it's to stay. This month's scrapbook night features a springy page with die cut flowers and a fun card featuring brand new stamps and paper.

WHEN: Tuesday, April 21 at 6:30 p.m.

WHERE: Paula's House (call for directions)

COST: 7.00 or free with a $30 order from the catalog.

RSVP: By Monday, April 20 at noon by email to or 801-967-3210

This class will also be offered on Wednesday, April 22 in Murray. Please contact me if you would rather attend that evening.

Here is the page. I have put the picture sizes on there if you would like to bring your pictures with you.
Colors: Kiwi Kiss, Regal Rose, Pink Pirouette, Pretty in Pink
Stamps: Just B, Enjoy Every Moment, Schoolbook Serif Alphabet
Accessories: Pretty in Pink Grosgrain, Ribbon Slide, Big Shot Baskets and Blooms Die, Brads, Eyelet Border punch

And here is the card:

Colors: Baja Breeze, Basic Gray, Whisper White
Stamps: Great Friend, Matchbox Messages
Accessories: Satin Ribbon, Brad, Scallop Border Punch

Sunday, April 5, 2009

April Technique Night - Pastels!

This month's technique night features other ways to use chalk other than coloring with it. We will do Poppin' Pastels and the Chalkboard technique. We will make the card and box below and a recipe card to remind you how to do the technique at home.

WHEN: Thursday, April 16 at 6:30 p.m.

WHERE: Paula's House (Call for directions)

COST: $6 or free with a $25 purchase

RSVP: by noon on Wednesday, April 15 to or 801-967-3210. Technique group members have a reserved spot already.

This Card uses the Poppin' Pastel technique on textured Card Stock. (It is amazing in real life!) It also features an old favorite from the dormant list (Inspired by Nature) and a set from the brand new Occasions Mini called Oval All.

Stamps: Oval All, Inspired by Nature
Colors: Always Artichoke, Perfect Plum, So Saffron, Whisper White
Punches: Eyelet Boarder and Oval Scallop
Accessories: Stampin' Pastels, Always Artichoke Grosgrain ribbon

This matchbox features the Chalkboard Technique. We will use two of my favorite things from the new mini catalog: The Matchbox Die for the Big Shot and the new set Great Friends.

Stamps: Great Friends
Colors: Basic Gray and Regal Rose
Punch: Ticket Corner Punch
Big Shot: Big Shot Matchbox Bigz XL Die,
Accessories: Stampin' Pastels