Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Holiday Mini Sneak Peek!

Hello Stampers!

So by now, you ALL must have received your Holiday Mini Catalogs in the mail. Do you just LOVE it? I can't get over all of the AWESOME new things in there!

If you didn't receive one and don't have a demonstrator already, please email me and I will be happy to send you one. :)

The sales period for the Holiday Mini doesn't start until Sept 1. So, you still have to wait a week before you can order. But lucky me, one of the perks of being a demonstrator is getting the new stuff in my hot little hands before the sales period. It gives us demo's time to work on samples and creative ideas for our workshops and classes before the sales period begins.

I often participate in demonstrator swaps. We each pick a set, and then design our card. We make as many cards as there are people in the swap. This time I only had to make 20. So, we send our cards in to one person (thanks, Diana!) and she "swaps" them out. So we each get one of everyones card. So I send in 20 of my card, and get 20 different cards back. Cool idea, huh?
We demonstrators are always thinking! LOL

Halloween is always a big deal around here. We have an awesome neighborhood, and we do Halloween parties, and have lots of fun. So, natuarally the set I picked was FANG-TASTIC.

I also used the new Spider Web Embossing Folder and the FABULOUS NEW Raven Ribbon. It is black lace ribbon, so soft, easy to work with and tie...and I love it. I hope it sticks around FOREVER. It's just delicious. :0)

Here is my card!
The card base is Rich Razzleberry with a Basic Black layer. I ran the Basic Black through the Spider Web Embossing Folder.

Here is a closer look - very cool! You are gonna NEED this rocks!

I used the Stampin' Up! Two Tag Die Cut for the Tag. Isn't it awesome? I sponged Basic Grey and Pear Pizzazz ink on the Whisper White layer for the tag. Then I stamped my bat and kitty in Stazon ink and colored them in with a blender pen and Basic Grey ink.

I folded over the top of the tag, and put in a Jumbo Pewter Eyelet. I threaded the eyelet with Basic Black Satin ribbon and then tied a bow with the new Raven Lace Ribbon.

Here is a closer look at the ribbon tied up:

Now for our little witch...I inked her up in Stazon Jet Black, and stamped her on Watercolor Paper. I colored her in using Rich Razzleberry and Pear Pizzazz classic inks. I used the Blush Blossom Marker (thank GOODNESS that is still sticking around) for her face, with some Blushing Bride for her cheeks.

And yes, I really truly cut out all 20 of them by hand. It actually wasn't bad. She needed to be popped up on a few dimensionals. :0)

The greeting "Witch way is the Candy?" was stamped on Pear Pizzazz and punched out using the Modern Label Punch. I added 2 black brads, and added it to the card with a few dimensionals.

And you want to hear something FUNNY about this card? I HATE (with a deep passion) BATS... I am deathly afraid of them (the real ones anyway). And truth be told, I am not a big cat fan, either. I can't say I HATE them, but I certainly would never own one. (Well, I could say that, but I don't want to offend anyone.)

I am a dog person. (insert Bella picture here...)

So anyway, how funny that I chose 2 stamp images of things I don't even LIKE? I mean, who does that? I crack myself up. LOL.

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

Have a wonderful evening!


  1. MaryBeth SalisburyAugust 26, 2010 at 8:29 AM

    You crack me up .... LOL
    Love the card... especially the spider web.
    Hate (scared to death) of spiders but love that web!!