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Make the Score this Halloween with Stampin' Up!

Out-on-a-limb-petal-cone Hey Gals and Guys!  Here's the last Sneak Peek from the Stampin' Up! Holiday Mini Catalog and let's just say you're gonna score big!

Stampin' Up! has "simply" created THE awesome tool to create the medallions seen on this project and on other wonderfully scored projects!

You may say..."there are others out there!" and I say to you..."This one is simply the best!"  It has two specific features that just made me go "WOW!"

Stay tuned tomorrow for a little video tutorial using this Stampin' Up! baby!

Other products used in this project:
Petal Cone Die (love it!)
Out On A Limb (cute, cute Halloween set debuting tomorrow also!)
Frightful Sight DSP ( LAST DAY to get Buy 3, Get 1 FREE Designer Series Paper!)

Settle the score tomorrow when you see my new video tutorial featuring this Stampin' Up! Sneak Peek!

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Stampin' Up! Card Idea - Saying Goodbye, Strength & Hope

Strength-hope I'll be sorry to see this Stampin' Up! Strength & Hope set go!  Here is one last card that I wanted to share made with this set.  And, TOMORROW is the last day to order it! ...available HERE!
The beautful images here are paired here with the Notably Ornate(Clear,wood) set in colors of Pool Party, Island Indigo, and Crumb Cake.  The tone on tone flourish image in Pool Party provides the perfect frame for the Notably Ornate piece.  Love that set, too!

Here's the how-to:

  1. Card base is standard 5 1/2 x 4 1/4 in Island Indigo.
  2. Pool Party layer is cute 5 1/4 x 4.
  3. Stamp flourish from Strength & Hope along the center edge of each side. Rotate card layer to stamp. (Pool Party Classic Ink)
  4. Stamp the ruled ornate image from Notably Ornate(Clear,wood) in Crumb Cake on Whisper White.  Cut out with your Paper Snips.
  5. Stamp inspiring words from Strength & Hope on ruled image in Soft Suede.
  6. Stamp butterfly and H for Hope on Whisper White in Island Indigo.
  7. Cut out butterfly and attach a Basic Jewels Pearl to the center.
  8. Punch "H" with a 1 1/4" circle punch.  These are adhered to the ruled piece with Stampin' Dimensionals.
  9. Attach entire main image to Pool Party layer, then this layer to the card base.
  10. Voila! A beautiful card to send to someone special!

Remember to get your Strength and Hope set now before the promotion ends, August 31st! 

Stampin' Up! will contribute $2 from the sale to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation and I will send you the link to a FREE online class that I created exclusively for those who purchase this set during this promotion!

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Stampin' Up! Demonstrators- ink and inspirations

Become a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator

I met with some of my local Stampin' Up! ink and inspirations team members about a week ago and here I am pictured with two awesome ladies, Alicia and Lynn!

We had a lot of fun sharing with each other and discussing how we love to share this craft with others.  Alicia shared samples of her beautiful watercoloring...

Stampin' Up! Watercoloring Absolutely GORGEOUS!...and, she will be sharing this technique with a demonstration at our next team meeting!

Lynn demonstrated a great holiday project that will remain a secret for now (sorry!) because she will be demonstrating it at her first workshop in a couple of weeks!  Sure to be lots of fun!

If you love paper crafting and are interested in starting your own business, I'd love to send you some information and discuss it with you.

E-mail me!

Or, call 409-719-2853, and I'll send some information to you.


Now is the time!  Just do it! 


Stampin' Up! Halloween Treat Peek- It's in the Bag!

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New, narrow, perfect for all kinds of treats cello bags, that is! Stampin' Up! comes through again with a great product for the holidays.

These little pumpkins are from the new, Out On a Limb set (wood-123822, clear-123824) in the 2011 Holiday Mini!  So many fun images!
I created a topper for the bag full of Reese's Pieces (mmm..I ate a few...yeah, well...) and, a mini gift card to match. 
You really need these new Cellophane Bags (124134) and this set for a fun Halloween! Great activity for kids, too!  You get 50 for $2.50.  Put these on your list now! Coming soon and available September 1st...just around the corner!

What would you put in these new cello bags?  Leave a comment here and let us know. I'll do random drawing Sunday night of those who participate and announce the winner on Monday.  I'll send the winner a sample or two...minus the candy, since the package is empty now. :)

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Stampin' Up! Card Ideas- Strength and Hope with FREE Online Class

Stampin' Up! Strength and Hope Duo
A beautiful set from Stampin' Up! offered this summer has been the Strength and Hope Stamp set and Digital Kit with $2 from the sale of each donated to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation. This promotion and set is only available until 8/31/11.

These images are a lovely tribute and convey hope and love.  This butterfly is one of the most beautiful I've seen and the scripted words are inspiring:

courage  hope  believe  unity  survivor
caring    together     love        kindness
support  strength   blessed    thank you

Please join me in contributing to help find the cure for this disease.
You can make you purchase HERE...
and as a "thank you" from me, I will send you a FREE online video class to create a set of beautiful note cards and coordinating box.

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Thank you in advance!  Order your Strength and Hope set HERE.


Stampin' Up! Card Idea- Sneak Peek, Out On a Limb

Stampin-up-card-idea- Out-on-a-Limb Here's a little cutie all dressed up for Halloween in the soon-to-debut Out on A Limb (wood-123822, clear-123824)from the 2011 Stampin' Up! Holiday Mini available September 1, 2011!

Really cute images in this set and you'll be seeing more of my samples soon!  And, I love it paired with the Frightful Sight Designer Series Paper that you can grab HERE, in the Buy 3, Get 1 FREE Designer Paper promotion for just a few more days!  Offer ends August 31, 2011!


Other Must-Have Supplies used here:

Woodgrain Background Stamp
1/8" Old Olive Taffeta Ribbon
Dotted Scallop Ribbon Border Punch

E-mail me with any questions...I am here to help you!

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Stampin' Up! Sneak Peek Card Idea and a Technique Video- Gently Falling

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Everytime I say-- or type-- or hear the words, Gently Falling, I can hear Alicia Keys singing "Fallin' " and then, of course, I have to start singing...and, let's just say, I'm no Alicia Keys! ;)

Anyway, Stampin' Up! has another winner here with this 2-Step Stampin' set in the 2011 Holiday Mini available on September 1, 2011.  Super fun to work with and  looking forward to having a video up soon after the debut on the two steppin' !

But for now, here's a little mini tutorial with a super simple inking technique to make your cards and scrapbook pages pop! This one's a perfect card for your honey.  Try it and let me know how you like it...the inking techinque, I mean ;).

Stampin' Up! Mini Tutorial- Gently Falling Background


Stampin' Up! Sneak Peek- Eerie Piece of Poison

  Stampin Up Card idea- Piece of Poison

Eeeek! How about a sneak peak using some Halloween themed products in the Stampin' Up! Holiday Mini?

Here I've used My Digital Studio to create this digi card using Piece of Poison and Pick Your Poison Accents.  These are available in both hands-on products and as digital downloads!

If you requested a mini catalog from me, you should have received it and you can look on pp. 8 & 9 for some spooky, cool ideas with these products!


If you don't have a Holiday Mini Catalog and would like one, E-mail me with your NAME, MAILING ADDRESS, and PHONE NUMBER and I'll send you one...you'll love it!

Check in tomorrow for another SNEAK PEEK from this fun, Stampin' Up! mini catalog!

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Stampin' Up! Card Idea- Beautiful Beau Chateau

 

Stampin Up Beau-Chateau-Side-Notes

Oh, Beau Chateau, you are so beautiful!  Stampin' Up! has really hit it big with these Side Notes.  Fabulous and fun, these provided the starting point for this card.

The Soft Suede base that was dry embossed with the Vintage Wallpaper Textured Impressions Folder was something that had been in my stash just begging to be completed! I brushed Soft Suede Classic Ink over the top with a Stampin' Sponge and tied Crumb Cake Seam Binding Ribbon around the fold.

The Side Note had the sweet Elements of Style(wood, clear) floral image so I pulled my stamp set and stamped the same image in the upper right corner with my Soft Suede Craft Stampin' Spot and clear embossed.
I used Stampin' Write Markers in Not Quite Navy, Marina Mist, and Baja Breeze to color the flowers (the Side Note weight and texture is much like watercolor paper) and Soft Suede and Always Artichoke for the leaves.
The "for you" sentiment is also from Elements of Style and the little birds from Clearly for You (wood, clear). 
I promise, you'll love these Beau Chateau Side Notes! They're mah-velous, dah-ling! ;)

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Stampin' Up! Designer Papers- Video Showcase :)

I promised I'd share some more of the designer paper that I just received.  Stampin' Up! fun for the special days ahead.  Enjoy!

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Stampin' Up! Designer Paper- Beau Chateau Tutorial

Beau-Chateau-DSP-Side-Notes

Just love how Stampin' Up! creates coordinating products to take the guess work out of paper crafting!  The Beau Chateau Designer Series Paper and Beau Chateau Side Notes make creating a breeze. 

I thought I'd share how I used these two coordinating products to make today's card.  Let me know if you have questions!

Stampin' Up! Beau Chateau Designer Series Paper and Side Notes

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