Friday, July 30, 2010

Elements of Style Scrapbook Page

So are you sick of me showing samples of this set yet? LOL.
I can't help it. It's just so beautiful!

Here is a 12x12 Page I made with some of my favorite products. Crumb Cake Cardstock, Vintage Wall Embossing Folder, Beautiful Butterfly Die Cut, Big Shot Machine, Xtra Large Flower Punch and of course, Elements of Style.

The CEO Shelli Gardner had made a scrapbook page at Leadership that had a very vintage feel to it. I fell in love with it. There were many layers of cardstock, ribbons, embellishments that added such a wonderful texture to the whole project. I have seen many demonstrators take on her page and I decided I needed to try my hand at it.

I really love the texture of the flowers and the embossing folder. Here is a closer look:

I used the Xtra Large FLower stamp and punched out a bunch of flowers. I stamped them with the Elements of Style Stamp, then crumbled them up to add more texture. A little sponging around the edges and a few circle punches and buttons in the middle finish it off.
I followed the same steps for the butterflies.

I ran the strip of Vanilla Cardstock through the Big Shot with the Vintage Wall Embossing folder. Than I ran some Chocolate Chip ink over it with a stamping sponge.

I decided to get a Shadow Box and frame it so I can hang it in our dining room. I just love the picture of my family at the beach this summer.

Thanks for stopping by! I hope to see many of you Saturday at our new catalog stamp camp!

Have a great weekend everyone!

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Elegant Elements of Style

I love that you can get so many looks from one stamp set. This set, Elements of Style, is gorgeous no matter WHAT you do with it. Just stamping it in one color is so pretty. And when you stamp it on watercolor paper, color it in, and then add some glitter, and ribbon...well, you've got a real stunning image on your hands. :0)

Now, in all fairness, this is not my original design. I saw a very similar card to this somewhere on the internet, and saved a copy of it. I am afraid I don't know who the original artist it. If it was you, please email me so I can give you proper credit.

I love the way the layers of the eyelet punch make a lace border across the bottom. So pretty. Before I punched it, I stamped it and sponged the cardstock in Soft Suede ink. The layer at the bottom is Cherry Cobbler (my favorite NEW color...for the moment anyway).

I used Cherry Cobbler and Old Olive Classic Ink pads with a blender pen to color in the images. Coloring is very therapeutic. If your ever stressed out, I highly recommend it. :0)

Thanks for stopping by today! I hope you are having a great week!

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Elements Of Style

With the excitement of the New Catalog, and all the new goodies I have to play with, I have not taken ink to Elements of Style in about a month! I know...SHOCKING! LOL.

It's such a beautiful set - for watercolring, or just stamping and leaving it alone. The image is intricate and detailed and can look modern or vintage.

I had to try it out with (one of) my new favorite colors, Cherry Cobbler. I didn't do any coloring on this. Just stamped, and added some ribbon.

The cardstock colors are Cherry Cobbler, Crumb Cake and Very Vanilla. I stamped the background with Cherry Cobbler ink, the ran it through the Big Shot with the Square Lattice Embossing Folder (again...). It's important to stamp first, then run it through the Big Shot. Otherwise, it will be too texturized to stamp on and the ink will be sketchy.

This card took literally about 10 minutes to make. Fast and simple, but oh so pretty!

Have a great day! Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

I think you are "tea-riffic"

Here is another adorable card made with the Morning Cup Stamp Set. I was inspired by a sample I saw from the Convention Display Boards. I don't know who made the original, but I just love it!
UPDATE: The designer behind this original design I just found out was my wonderful co-demonstrator, Diana Gibbs. Thank you, Diana!

The colors are Basic Black, Poppy Parade and Daffodil Delight. They are such happy colors!
I stamped the images in Stazon Jet Black ink on Watercolor Paper. I then colored them in using a blender pen and the ink from the lid of the stamp pads. I love to color! :0)

The ribbon is the 1 1/4" stripped grosgrain. It's so soft and elegant, and easy to work with. It really makes a statement!

The Daffodil Delight cardstock was run through the Big Shot with the Square Lattice Embossing Folder. I love this thing. I think I am overusing it. LOL. It makes the cardstock so texturized and almost feels like fabric.

Thanks for taking a peek today. I hope you stayed cool over the weekend!

There are still a few open spaces for my New Catalog Stamp Camp on 7/31. Join me to make 4 projects with all new material! Contact me to reserve your space. Material fee is $15.00

Have a great day!

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Live in the Farmington Valley area? Schedule your next workshop with me by August 31 and earn an additional $25 in FREE Stampin' Up! merchandise, starting with a $350 workshop order!


For example, if you host a $350 workshop, you'll receive:

  • A free Level 1 or Level 2 stamp set of your choice. To learn more, see pages 9 - 16 of the new catalog or CLICK HERE.
  • Receive $65 in FREE Stampin' Up! product ($40 + $25)
  • I'll hold the workshop in my home for you! You provide the guests. You get the hostess benefits.
  • Workshop includes a personal demonstration, instruction and materials for a fun make & take project, lots of paper crafting tips and prizes!

Dates: July 27-August 31, 2010

Hostesses will receive an additional $25 in hostess free merchandise dollars when they hold a workshop totaling $350 (before shipping and tax) or more!

Contact me today to schedule your workshop and let me help you get those items on your wish list for FREE! :0)

Monday, July 26, 2010

Bitty Butterfly Basket and Note Cards

Ok, is this not the cutest thing ever?

This is a bitty basket made with the Baskets and Blooms Die for the Big Shot. The butterflies were all made with the Beautiful Butterflies Die Cut. These dies are exclusive to Stampin' Up!, so you won't find them anywhere else. The butterflies were stamped with Elements of Style Stamp set. I adore that set. Everything looks AMAZING with it!

I used Soft Suede, Very Vanilla and the new Elegant Soiree Designer Series Paper. I made adorable little note cards to fit inside the basket. They are tiny, but oh so cute. Perfect for a little note to someone to say I love you, Miss you, or just Thinking of you. :)

This will be on display at our New Catalog Stamp Camp on July 31. I will have a date selected buy then as I will offer this as a class. :)

Thanks for taking a peek! Hope you had a great weekend!

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Stampin' Up! always does such an AMAZING job at Convention. The Convention Center is bursting with displays and creative ideas that inspire you to just run home and start stamping!

This year is no different. Although I wasn't able to attend this year, I did get a peak at the displays. This year they are even MORE over the top due to the Color Renovation.

WOW! I was amazed when I saw these displays and wanted to share this papercrafters eye candy with you! Doesn't it make you want EVERYTHING in the Catalog? I know it does that for me!


Isn't amazing to know ALL of these items were made from NEW Stampin' Up! products? You will see a few sneak things in here that will come out in the Holiday Mini Catalog (I've seen it and it is the BEST yet! Can't wait to preorder from it).

I hope I've given you some inspiration today! Got lots on your wish list? Lets do a workshop and get those items for free! Contact me - - - the August Promotion is right around the corner!

Friday, July 23, 2010

Notably Ornate

Here is another new stamp set from the catalog, called Notably Ornate. I fell in love with it as soon as as I saw it. It has a vintage feel to it that I just loveCheck Spelling. I am having such fun sponging, and layering and texturizing layers.

Here is the first card I made with this set.

The card base is Very Vanilla Cardstock. The layer of Designer Series Paper is Love Letters (awesome paper....very vanilla, riding hood red and basic black). I stamped the image with Early Espresso Classic Ink (my new favorite go to color). I sponged the edges and then popped the bird up on dimensionals. At the bottom there is a layer of vanilla, Riding Hood Red that was punched with the Pinking Hearts Punch and all tied up with Early Espresso Taffeta Ribbon.

I am keeping busy in my stamp room this week, as the annual Stampin' Up! Convention is going on right now in SLC. This is the first one I have missed in 7 years. I am going through major withdrawals. I miss all my SU Peeps SO much! And from the pictures I have seen, it looks like they are having an AMAZING time. I hereby vow to NEVER miss another one again. :)

Hope you have a great weekend! Thanks for stopping by today!

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Thursday, July 22, 2010

New August Hostess Promotion

As if the New Idea Book and Catalog weren't reason enough to host a workshop, now there is even more reasons!

During August, Stampin' Up! will award our Hostesses who have a $350.00 workshop with an ADDITIONAL $25.00 in Free Product!

That is a MINIMUM of $60 in FREE PRODUCT and a bunch of hostess only stamp sets for you to choose from! And have you seen the hostess offerings this year? WOW! Thay are amazing! You will have a hard time choosing! :0)

Who wants to host a workshop in August? Contact me and let me help you get those items on your wish list for FREE!

Ok, so I couldn't leave you today without a little bit of stamped inspiration. This is NEW Stamp Set called Morning Cup. It is SO cute! I know a lot of people who are serious coffee and tea drinkers who would love this set!

I used the new Designer Paper, Elegant Soiree, along with Baja Breeze and Crumb Cake Cardstock. I used blender pens and the ink from the lid of the stamp pads to watercolor the image. Simple and cute!

Thanks for stopping by today. I hope to stamp with you soon!

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Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Because I Care

I love this new hostess set, Because I Care. It's so easy to work with and every card is beautiful with it.

On this one, I used Crumb Cake (formerly Craft), Early Espresso and Very Vanilla Cardstock.
I inked the image with Always Artichoke, Crumb Cake and Early Espresso Markers and stamped over the Vanilla cardstock that I had LIGHTLY stamped with the En Francois Background stamp.

The Crumb Cake background was embossed with the Square Lattice Embossing Folder and the Big Shot. It gives it such wonderful texture.

This set is a Level 1 Hostess Reward. Which means you only need a workshop of $150 to earn this for FREE!

The New Catalog is AMAZING. Lots of great items are waiting for you to give them a home. Let me help you get this set, and anything else on your wish list, for FREE. Book a girls night out with me and lets have some fun stamping! :0)

Thanks for stopping by! Enjoy your day.

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Monday, July 19, 2010

Just Believe

First of all, my deepest apologies for the lack of posts lately. I am still waiting for things to slow down. It's been a pretty busy summer so far, and I haven't had much time in my stamp room.

But we are back from vacation, and now that I have lots of new goodies in my hands, I found some time to stamp today!

One of my favorite sets in the new catalogs is Just Believe. It's beautiful and has so many possibilities! With the new stamps and all of our new colors and ribbons, I feel like a kid in a candy store. :0)Link

I am in LOVE with Cherry Cobbler. It's such a deep, rich color. It's gorgeous. I had to use it today with this new set.

Take a look:

I used the new Lattice Embossing Folder on the back layer. It adds such wonderful texture to the cardstock, it almost feels like fabric.

I stamped the main image in Basic Black Craft Ink, and used Clear Embossing Powder to emboss it. A touch of Basic Black Satin Ribbon finishes it off.

Thanks for stopping by today! I hope you are having a great week!

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