More Stamp a Stack

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I really, really like how this card turned out.  It's different colors for me…Always Artichoke, Barely Banana and Elegant Eggplant.  I don't use them very much, but aren't they gorgeous!?

As usual, I used the texture plates to put polka dots on the Barely Banana and I cut the flowers out of the Birds and Blooms and the leaves from Little Leaves…all dies for the Big Shot.

Rhinestone brad and sponging around the flower petals set that beauty right off!

Want your very own Big Shot by Christmas?  You can!  I have put together a kit of my favorites that includes:

  • Big Shot
  • 3 Bigz Dies (Blossom Party, Top Note and Two Tags)
  • Texture Plates, Silicone Rubber and Impressions pad
  • Hostess Patterns Pack DSP

You can pay $63.92 per month for 3 months or $47.94 per month for 4 months.  Email me for the registration form!

Convention!

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I'm so excited!  I'm off to Convention.  I just love Salt Lake City, getting to talk to the SU employees and demos from across the country and Canada.  There is nothing like Stampin' Up Convention!  I can't wait to see what they have in store for us this year…there are always so many wonderful surprises!

Imagine walking into a huge ballroom with 5000 excited stampers!  It's overwhelming and FUN!  With those 5000 stampers, are 5000 convention bags…all looking the same!  So I made Bag Tags for my downline this year.

I used Tombow Liquid Glue and adhered Razzleberry Lemonade to our Longboard Chipboard.  I let it dry, then I ran it through the Big Shot with the Two Tags die and the Serif Alphabet.  I punched holes with the Crop-o-dile and tied Crushed Curry polka dot ribbon on the tags.  How cute are these?

I think we'll have to make these in my Kid's Stamp n Scrap this month!

To Swap or Not to Swap…

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Gues I'm swappin'!

I'm using one of those simply precious sets, Pendant Park.  I love, love this tree and how STINKIN' cute are those squirrels on the bench!!??  Oh, my….

My club gals made this card this month.  What?!  You missed it?  Contact me NOW to join the club!

Kind and Caring Thoughts

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Here is a sample from my Stamp a Stack using the Level 3 hostess set, Kind and Caring Thoughts.  I am lovin' this set!  Gorgeous flowers, awesome greetings, this set has it all!  If you have to have it, contact me to book your workshop…if you are in one of my clubs and want to host a workshop, you should be able to get this one.

Big Shot Texture Plates, Rich Razzleberry ribbon, paper and ink.

Stamp a Stack samples

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I had my Stamp a Stack class yesterday and it was a ball!  Here is one of the card we did using Soft Suede cardstock, Old Olive Ink, Thoroughly Modern DSP, Certainly Celery Grosgrain Ribbon, Vanilla Cardstock, Curly Label Punch and the new stamp set, Autumn Days.

This set is one that a lot of people aren't crazy about when they first see it, but I've made some great cards with it!

We had a new gal join us yesterday and we're not sure she's invited back…look what she did…she is just WAAAYYY too creative for us:

Yeah, I know…it's awesome…she wanted a bigger greeting, and the curly label punch wasn't big enough, so she punched it twice!  How cool is THAT!?

Here is another card with the Autumn Days stamp set using Dusty Durango, Soft Suede, Crushed Curry and Chocolate Chip.  I think this card is just gorgeous!

Stay tuned because I'll be posting more of my stamp a stack samples!

Faux Tile Technique

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Want to try out Faux Tile?  It's quick and easy!

1) Score your neutral color card stock diagonally to create the look of tiles. (The scoring blade on the Paper Cutter works well for this technique.)

2) Sponge ink as desired onto your card stock to give your tiles texture and dimension. Be sure to allow the “grout” lines to show through.


3) Stamp subtle images over your tile background.

Faux Tearing Technique

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Have you tried Faux Tearing?

1) Tear a piece of scrap paper and lay it on your project.

2) Apply ink to the uncovered portion of your project using a sponge or brayer. Make sure to overlap the ink onto the scrap paper.

3) Add stamped images as desired.

4) Lift the scrap paper to reveal your faux torn edge.

This is a great technique for creating an organic horizon line (mountains, hills, etc.).

It’s here!

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and it's awesome!  I really like what SU did with this catalog…lots of new stamp sets in lots of different styles.  I just placed my very first 2 day air order…yikes!  I had to pay $20 extra shipping, but I will get the order early next week and that gives me time to get ready for the Cards and Projects class and my SUpreme Soiree with my downline!  yay!

If you are interested in joining me and my downline on July 18, let me know!  And psst!  Stampin' up has an $85 Demonstrator Starter Kit beginning July 18.  it's a great time to sign up for the discount or to make a bit of extra money…or to work on earning the next SU trip to Alaska!

Here is the new catalog, contact me to see how to get your very own copy!

And go here to place your order, shipped directly to you!

Crayon Resist

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I just love this fun technique!

1) Stamp your image in Basic Black Classic ink or StazOn ink on Glossy White card stock.

2) Color areas you want to remain white–or that you want different from your background color–using a Whisper White or other light-colored Watercolor Wonder Crayon.

3) Use a brayer or sponge daubers to cover the entire surface of the card stock with ink.

4) Wipe off excess ink with a tissue.

Tips:
Give the ink time to dry before coloring your image with your crayon; otherwise the lines of your image may smudge.

After Step 4, you can color over the masked area with Stampin' Write markers or using watercolor tools.

Fishies!

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This might be one of my most favorite scrapbook pages…and I'll confess, I copied it from my dear friend, Deena Boos.

It usesTempting Turquoise, Pacific Point, Summer Sun, Green Galore, Only Orange, and Pixie Pink.

One thing that I think makes these pages great is the simple layout, punches of color and those stinkin' cute fish from Just Beachy! 

I made the parentheses (how the heck do you spell that!?) from the Top Note die and Go Go Boots made the letters and numbers!  (exclusive SU dies for the Big Shot).

Just Beachy is only available through June 30…check it out in the mini catalog.

Annother thing that is only available through June 30 is the Last Chance stamp sets, and accessories, see list below.

Place your order HERE!

 

Item #Product DescriptionPriceDiscountSale PriceAvailability
112735RUB ONS HIDDEN GARDEN BLOSSOMS10.950.55.48Available
112970LO MEJOR DE TODO19.950.59.98Available
105143DAYS TO REMEMBER 6X6 FR9.950.54.98Out of stock
113888RUB ONS MANY OCCASIONS10.950.55.48Available
109044PUNCH SNOW BLOSSOM10.950.55.48Available
111364RIBBON POLY TWILL SO SAFFRON 7/8″8.950.54.48Available
106961STAZON REFILL WHITE4.950.52.48Out of stock
114341COURDUROY BUTTONS PACIFIC POINT9.950.54.98Available
114316RIBBON ORIGINALS PIG TAILS13.950.56.98Available
111414RUB ONS HIDDEN GARDEN10.950.55.48Available
114351DESIGNER HARDWARE HOORAY4.950.52.48Available
114338COURDUROY BUTTONS KIWI KISS9.950.54.98Available
114019ACCENTS & ELEMENTS FLEURETTES9.950.54.98Available
114317RIBBON ORIGINALS DRESS UP12.950.56.48Available
102875HEMP TWINE RED2.950.51.48Available
101259HEMP TWINE BLACK2.950.51.48Available
113979ACCENTS & ELEMENTS CANVAS CUTS7.950.53.98Available
114350DESIGNER HARDWARE SOHO4.950.52.48Available
111363RIBBON GROSGRAIN PINK PIROUETTE 1 1/4″7.950.255.96Available
111365RIBBON TAFFETA RIDING HOOD RED6.950.255.21Available
111847RIBBON DOUBLE STITICHED BAJA BREEZE 1″8.950.256.71Available
111371RIBBON GROSGRAIN STRIPED TANGERINE TANGO 5/8″9.950.257.46Available
111373RIBBON GROSGRAIN STRIPED PINK PIROUETTE 5/8″9.950.257.46Available
111372RIBBON GROSGRIAN STRIPED KIWI KISS 5/8″9.950.257.46Available
113884RUB ONS FASHION DISTRICT10.950.258.21Out of stock
114318RIBBON ORIGINALS VALET12.950.259.71Available
111374RIBBON GROSGRAIN STRIPED RIDING HOOD RED 5/8″9.950.257.46Available
111370RIBBON GROSGRAIN STRIPED PACIFIC POINT 5/8″9.950.257.46Available
111415RUB ONS GREATEST MOMENTS10.950.258.21Available
113887RUB ONS BRIGHT DELIGHTS11.950.258.96Available
111416RUB ONS CHATEAU BELLA10.950.258.21Available
111338NOTES TEXTURED LOVE ASSORTMENT II12.950.259.71Available
111879RIBBON SATIN KIWI KISS VERY VANILLA7.950.255.96Out of stock
111277RUB ONS A PERFECT DAY10.950.258.21Available
110730DIE CUTS POCKETS & PIECES8.950.256.71Available
107272PUNCH KEY TAG15.950.2511.96Out of stock
113980DESIGNER SERIES PAPER CANDY LANE9.950.257.46Available
111375RIBBON GROSGRAIN STRIPED BAJA BREEZE 5/8″9.950.257.46Out of stock
112010DIE CUTS BLOOMS AGAIN8.950.256.71Out of stock
113991TASTE OF TEXTILES9.950.257.46Available
101399STIPPLE BRUSHES6.950.255.21Out of stock
112092BUTTON BOUQUET7.950.255.96Out of stock
112139NOTES CAROUSEL II 11.950.258.96Out of stock
111336NOTES SCALLOP II11.950.258.96Out of stock
111840CLASSIC STAMPIN INK REFILL PACIFIC POINT2.95  Available
111841CLASSIC STAMPIN INK REFILL TANGEIRNE TANGO2.95  Available
111843CLASSIC STAMPIN INK REFILL PINK PIROUETTE2.95  Available
111839CLASSIC STAMPIN INK REFILL RIDING HOOD RED2.95  Out of stock
111842CLASSIC STAMPIN INK REFILL KIWI KISS2.95  Out of stock
112161DESIGNER SERIES PAPER PATTERNS KIWI KISS9.95  Out of stock
112042DESIGNER SERIES PAPER URBAN GARDEN9.95  Available
112156DESIGNER SERIES PAPER PATTERNS PINK PIROUETTE9.95  Available
112150DESIGNER SERIES PAPER PATTERNS PACIFIC POINT9.95  Out of stock
112153DESIGNER SERIES PAPER PATTERNS TANGERINE TANGO9.95  Out of stock
111844CLASSIC STAMPIN INK REFILL BAJA BREEZE2.95  Out of stock
111836CLASSIC STAMPIN PAD RIDINGHOOD RED5.95  Out of stock
111838CLASSIC STAMPIN PAD PINK PIROUETTE5.95  Available
113966DESIGNER SERIES PAPER GOOD MORNING SUNSHINE9.95  Available
109123STAMPIN WRITE JOURNALER BASIC BROWN3.25  Out of stock
113981DESIGNER SERIES PAPER BELLA BIRDS9.95  Available
112157DESIGNER SERIES PAPER PATTERNS BAJA BREEZE9.95  Out of stock
113975DESIGNER SERIES PAPER RASPBERRY TART9.95  Available
114037DESIGNER SERIES PAPER SPECIALTY SWEET SLUMBER11.95  Out of stock
113978DESIGNER SERIES PAPER URBAN OASIS9.95  Available
112041DESIGNER SERIES PAPER BELLA ROSE9.95  Out of stock
112468DESIGNER SERIES PAPER SWEET ALWAYS9.95  Out of stock
111834CLASSIC STAMPIN PAD TANGERINE TANGO5.95  Available
114039DESIGNER SERIES PAPER SPECIALTY ROCKABILLY11.95  Available
108590CARD STOCK NATURALS ASST 12X128.95  Out of stock
111337NOTES GIFT ASSORTMENT II9.95  Available
112471DESIGNER SERIES PAPER RAINBOW SHERBET9.95  Out of stock
112464DESIGNER SERIES PAPER MANCHESTER9.95  Available
112006ACCENTS & ELEMENTS FLOWER FUSION II14.95  Available
111837CLASSIC STAMPIN PAD PACIFIC POINT5.95  Available
112461DESIGNER SERIES PAPER WASHINGTON APPLE9.95  Out of stock
113993DESIGNER SERIES PAPER SPECIALTY PARISIAN BREEZE11.95  Available
112155DESIGNER SERIES PAPER PATTERNS RIDING HOOD RED9.95  Out of stock
111353CARD STOCK KIWI KISS 8-1/2 X 115.5  Out of stock
111348CARD STOCK RIDING HOOD RED 8-1/2 X 115.5  Out of stock
112172SIMPLY SCRAPPIN ROCK A BYE BOY19.95  Out of stock
100900GIFT SACKS WHITE2.95  Available
114605SIMPLY SENT CARD KIT MORE THOUGHTS42.95  Out of stock
102264COLUZZLE STARTER KIT19.95  Out of stock
111346CARD STOCK IN COLOR 12 X 128.95  Out of stock
111835CLASSIC STAMPIN PAD KIWI KISS5.95  Available
111350CARD STOCK PACIFIC POINT 8-1/2 X 115.5  Out of stock
105668TATTOO KIT I 13.95  Out of stock
111349CARD STOCK TANGERINE TANGO 8-1/2 X 115.5  Out of stock
109231SIMPLY SENT CARD KIT SENDING HAPPY THOUGHTS54.95  Available
111351CARD STOCK PINK PIROUETTE 8-1/2 X 115.5  Out of stock
112165SIMPLY SCRAPPIN ROCK A BYE GIRL19.95  Out of stock
113950DIE CUTS BUILD-A-FAIRYTALE8.95  Out of stock
111345CARD STOCK TEXTURED IN COLOR 12 X 1211.95  Out of stock
105669TATTOO KIT II13.95  Out of stock
111833CLASSIC STAMPIN PAD BAJA BREEZE5.95  Out of stock
113936SIMPLY SCRAPPIN HOPPY MEMORIES19.95  Out of stock
111347CARD STOCK IN COLOR 8-1/2 X 117.95  Out of stock
107288ENVELOPE WHISPER WHITE EXTRA LARGE5.5  Out of stock
104310CRAFTERS TOOL KIT39.95  Available
111352CARD STOCK BAJA BREEZE 8-12 X 115.5  Out of stock
113943SIMPLY SCRAPPIN 2 SWEET19.95  Available
113925SIMPLY SCRAPPIN SWEET NOTHINGS19.95  Available
112179SIMPLY SCRAPPIN LOVE STORIES19.95  Available
113911SIMPLY SCRAPPIN SUNSHINE GARDEN19.95  Out of stock
112054SIMPLY SCRAPPIN BEST EVER19.95  Out of stock
111253Blooms & Bulbs6.5  Out of stock
109684Doodle8.5  Out of stock
111257Happy, Happy Birthday8.5  Available
109692Love6.5  Available
109568My ABCs6.5  Out of stock
109682Perfectly Pretty6.5  Out of stock
109687See You Around8.5  Available
109683So Swirly8.5  Available
111260Something Fishy8.5  Available
111262Stems & Silhouettes8.5  Available
105516Watercolor Joy6.5  Available
114528Embosslit Flower11.95  Available
116209Note of Thanks9.95  Available
116210Birthdays Count9.95  Available
112966Curly Label Bundle*33.95  Available
112457Designer Series Paper Juntos9.95  Available
112475Illuminated6.5  Available
113034Stampin' Color Index Labels3.95  Available
115535Hand Drawn Bundle   Available

Instead of working…

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I've been playing!  My kids are tracked out of school right now, to start back on July 7.  So we've got 4 weeks of fun and sun and we have been taking advantage of it!  Just in case you've been wondering where I am these days…I know I haven't been posting much….

A day at Lake Gaston to celebrate my dad's 60th bday:

We've been at the pool almost everyday, but geesh!  No photos yet!

I'm so glad I have a job that allows me to be flexible for my family.  Thank heavens for SU!

Accordian Fold Flower

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Here's another fun one to try:
1) Cut card stock or Designer Series paper to 12″ x 3/4″.

2) Score strip every 1/4″ the entire length of the card stock and accordion fold the score lines.

3) Adhere ends of card stock together (Sticky Strip works well). Let dry.

4) Holding the card stock with two hands, twist one edge of the strip into the center as shown to create a flower shape.

5) Adhere a punched circle to the flower center on one or both sides (Pop-Up Glue Dots work well) to hold shape in place.

Try experimenting with different sizes and score intervals to create the desired shape of your flower.

The most wonderful day…

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of the year!

Kecia arrived this afternoon on my doorstep with guess what…

 NEW CATALOG SNEAK PEEK goodies!!!!!!!!!!!!!

We didn't make it past the foyer…then stayed there for a good 30 minutes!!!!!!!!!  YIppeee!