Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Colour Challenge from Stampin Fun & Friends

I made this card for a double challenge over at Stampin Fun and Friends. This is a gate fold card, and I love the texture on this card. Stampin Up has come out with a bunch of new embossing folders, the stripes, as well as the frame around the sentiment. The colour challenge was to use cajun craze, night of navy and more mustard. The dsp is from the Perfect Paisley it!

There is still time to sign up for the Stampin' fun and friends. Head on over to Cheryl's blog and get in on the action. This is day 3, and all 15 days will be available for some time after this round is won't be disappointed.

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Stampin fun and friends post

This project was totally inspired by today's post on Stampin Fun and friends blog. Tracey Old is today's guest designer and she put together a fun box full of girlie stuff for a birthday gal. The box is actually made with the fancy favour die for the big shot. Tracey's directions include all the measurements and directions to turn the favour into a great gift box.

The fun little 3x3 cards are stamped with my newest stampset, Button Buddies. This set was free for me, as I earned it during Salebration!.

Enjoy your day. Remember, if you would like the full directions on how to make this set, sign up today for Stampin' Fun and Friends.

The winner is...better late than never!

What a lovely humidity and I am on vacation! First of all I have to apologize (seems I do that alot on here!) The winner of the free guest pass to Stampin Fun and Friends is Sandy Andersen! You can thank Doug, he picked the winning ticket!

The projects have started to post and I will be showing somethings I made using the tutorials that are available over the next 15 days.

Enjoy your day...and be sure to check out the information on Stampin Fun and Friends HERE!

Saturday, July 9, 2011

Big shot makes it so easy

to throw together a quick and elegant card. I punched out the flowers, then ran them through the Big Shot with an embossing folder. Add a fun little brad, some ribbon and designer paper and there you go...a fantastic, quick to put together card.

Make sure you take time to comment on this POST for a chance to win a free guest pass to Stampin Fun and don't want to miss it!

Enjoy this wonderful weekend. It is hot, hot, hot....the perfect summer day.

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

WOW what a great opportunity!

$119 Starter Kit

Good Morning Stamping Friends...How would you like to get over $200.00 worth of products for $119.00, an ongoing 20% discount and the chance to share your ideas with friends and family?

Everything is more fun when you are surrounded by great friends! Stamping is no exception--it's an art, a creative outlet, and a fun way to bring people together.

Here are all the details:
If you have thought about becoming a Demonstrator, now is a great time to start, for a limited-time you can join with a $119 Starter Kit--valued at more than $200 and it is full of product favourites, including items from the brand-new Idea Book & Catalog. You can sign up today by going to my Demonstrator Website.

Here are some of the perks of becoming a demonstrator:

A 20 percent product discount!
A free monthly issue of Stampin' Success, Stampin' Up!'s demonstrator-only magazine!
Sneak peeks at brand-new products!
Invitations to exclusive Stampin' Up! events!
Regular get-togethers to stamp!
Free access to a community of 30,000+ crafters/stampers and creative artists, as well as 160,000+ project samples!

The Christmas Keepsake Box Project Kit--a $50 value--contains the following products (quantities are 1 unless otherwise noted):

Pines & Poinsettias Set (wood-mount)
Keepsake box
Scallop borders (cut from Tasteful Trim Bigz XL Die)
First Edition Designer Series Paper (3)
Holly Berry Designer Series Paper (6)
First Edition Specialty Designer Series Paper strip (2)
Holly Berry Designer Series Paper piece*
Real Red Top Note (cut from Top Note Bigz Die)
Real Red Decorative Label (cut from Matchbook Bigz XL Die)
Wild Wasabi Card Stock strips (3)
Naturals Ivory Card Stock piece
Holly Berry Bouquet Designer Fabric*
Real Red 1-1/4" Striped Grosgrain Ribbon
Real Red 5/8" Grosgrain Ribbon
Victoria 5/8" Crochet Trim
Linen Thread
Champagne Fine Galaxy Stampin' Glitter
Vanilla Pearl 1/2" Simply Adorned Bauble
Pearl Basic Jewels (1 pkg.)
Holly Berry Bouquet Designer Buttons*
Large Wild Wasabi
Small Real Red
Mini Vintage Tags

Additional Supplies Needed

Early Espresso Stampin' Write Marker
Real Red Stampin' Write Marker
Wild Wasabi Stampin' Write Marker
3/16" Corner Punch
Scallop Circle Punch
Paper Cutter
Paper Snips
Glue gun


Your $119.00 starter kit will include the following:


Easy Events Clear Mount*

Pennant Parade Wood Mount*

Old Olive Classic Stampin' Pad

Real Red Classic Stampin' Pad

Brights 8 1/2 x 11 Assorted Card Stock

Basic Black Classic Stampin' Pad

Whisper White Note Cards (20)

Just Add Cake Designer Series Paper*

Chocolate Chip 1/2" Scallop Dots Ribbon*

Blender Pen (1)

Clear Mount Block C

Snail Adhesive

*New to the 2011-2012 Idea Book & Catalogue!

Business Supplies
The business supplies in these promotional mini kits will be the same business supplies that are in existing starter kits; no alternative selections can be made for business items.

Getting Started DVD
Getting Started Guide
Guest Invitation Postcards (100)
2011-2012 Idea Book & Catalogue (8)
2011 Summer Mini Catalogue (8)
Stampin' Up! logo vinyl
D├ęcor Elements applicator
To My Hostess Envelopes (10)
My Digital Studio Marketing DVD
Recruit Folders (5)
Recruit Brochures (20)
Customer Order Forms (50)

Friday, July 1, 2011

Happy Canada Day...and a give away!

Ok, who else is in love with Will and Kate? They just seem so likable and so much in someone in the crowd said "great role models!"

This is shaping up to be a fantastic weekend! I am heading out to Pearce Williams Christian Centre to do a craft with the kids this morning. Once that is done we are headed to our "little tin can" by the lake!

Now I know I have lots of visitors each day...I thank you! Sometimes I get gentle reminders that I have been lax in posting...I like that!

So....I need you to comment...AND I have a great gift for you. It actually started as a gift to me, as I have been asked to be a GUEST DESIGNER. I am thrilled that Cheryl has asked me to come up with some original designs for the next go round of "Stampin Fun and Friends".

Leave me a comment...anything...and you will be entered into a draw for a free guest pass! This is open to come on...leave a comment and you may win a free pass to a great design site full of original designs and ideas. My creations will be incorporating the Stampin UP! fabric, along with some traditional paper crafting.

Have a wonderful celebration today to my Canadian Friends, and Happy 4th of July to those south of the border! Safe travels and happy crafting!