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Friday, October 30, 2009

Don't forget the INSIDE! Plus Altered Embossing Folder

Well my Kiddo's are still home from school..a full school week. I tell ya, we are all sick of each other and bored of being quarantined! I haven't had a ton of time to make stuff this week, but I squeezed in this cute card today.
Before I get to the technique, I wanted to remind you all, DON`T FORGET THE INSIDE of your card. Taking the extra 2 min to stamp an image on the inside is a great way to personalize your card, plus don`t forget to stamp a greeting verse. Best way to make your card look professional and polished; buy a Greeting Stamp set. The one I used in this card is MANY MERRY MESSAGES, pg 33 $45.95. This is a great set as it has inside 4 Christmas verses plus 4 card front greetings.
I've been meaning to try this Altered Embossing Folder technique with an embossing folder since Founders Circle where Patty Bennet used it on her swap. If you notice my card front has a big oval in the center not embossed like the rest of the white with the Petal-a-Plenty embossing folder....Patty showed us this cool technique how to do this. I modified it a bit: I took a piece of our chip board and traced the OVAL from the Scallop Oval Die in the center, then I cut it out with the Hobby Knife. You remove the oval cut out; you don't use this piece. You will then use the chip board with the oval cut out as your bottom cutting board for the big shot.
1) place a shim into mutlitpurpose platform: close it
2) Place Chipboard negative on mutlipurpose platform
3) Put paper in your Embossing folder, center it over your chipboard
4) Put cutting board on top and run through: this will be a tight squeeze, but it will go.
I've also seen people cut the oval out of the actual embossing folder, as they`re only $10.95, it's not to big of a deal to alter it, you can buy 2.
The snow man stamp is a Hostess Level 2 Free set from the mini. With $395 in workshops(party) orders you can get him for FREE too plus a $45 shopping spree PLUS you would also get to choose 1 item in the mini for $14 (excluding My Digital Studio).
Have a Happy & Safe Halloween! Should have made a Halloween card, opps
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Thursday, October 29, 2009

Technique Card

Hi Everyone
Just a quickie post today, now my other twin is sick! So my crafting is put on the back burner this week. This is a card I made for my up coming Technique Monthly Group. It's too bad that the pictures do this gorgeous card NO justice! In person is is very glimmery and glitzy. The technique they will be learning is how to put 2 colors of glitter on our Sticky Cut Sheets. I punched out the Sticky cut Sheet with our new Decoration punch from the mini. As a bonus, they will also learn something else to do with our new Shimmery Paint from the mini as well. Mix rubbing alcohol and a few drops of Shimmery Paint ( here I used Champagne Mist) into a tiny spray bottle, shake well and spray across you projects. I wouldn't do this on a scrap page though as I'm pretty sure rubbing alcohol is not archive safe! ha Click on the pictures to make them bigger and that way you may be able to see the shimmer on it. If you look at the red c/s, the camera picked it up the best on it. The red c/s was textured with the Big Shot and the Petals a Plenty exclusive SU! embossing folder.
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Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Sick kiddo! :( Last Deal of the Week

Hi Everyone
Been busy the last few days taking care of my sick little boy, so I have no new projects to show you... :0( , sorry. His fever has cracked though, & he is happy as anything this morning, so off to K he'll go this afternoon so I can get caught back up! I'm so grateful he didn't get super sick, just a fever! There are some nasty ass viruses floating around and I don't' want em!
Wash those hand people & STAY home if your sick! You'll be doing the world a favor...remember you boss can't fire you for being ill!

I should hopefully be getting my laptop back today so I can start playing with My Digital Studio again! I'll try and post something tomorrow.

Last deal of the Week is up and available till Sunday:
Click Here to see them. It is for the kids party sets, very cute and a great bargain.
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Monday, October 26, 2009

Monday ADTHIS: Forever in my Heart

Hi Everyone
Here is my take on this weeks Ad over at Ad This (link on left): go check it out and play along. This LO is going to be one of my fav's for a long time, I just love it. I wish I took better pictures to do it justice, because in real life it is awesome! The paper is from the mini, NIGHT AND DAY SPECIALTY DSP, and I attached it too a piece of WHISPER WHITE TEXTURED C/S that I stamped with the awesome new MEDALLION background stamp with BASIC BLACK INK. Don't you just love the zipper???? The Diva of scrap Candace (link on left) gave it to me at the workshop I did for her a week ago...what a Sweetie & her awesome Hubs even fixed my Color spritzer tool!!! I finished the page up by inking up some chipboard with CRAFT OLD OLIVE & BASIC BLACK INK with a DAUBER...which are the handiest tools! Best way to color up a chip board is with craft ink and a dauber! No mess, and a solid color!! I added some bling and a thickers title, and hand wrote the "in my heart". That's a huge thing for me as I am always worried that my writing will ruin a page.
Hope you like it, and Thanks for stopping by...go play along with ADTHIS, great ad this week, white & black with a splash of green....which is where I took my inspiration from.

Friday, October 23, 2009

Another 5 Min Card

Hi Everyone
Here is another quickie 5 min card I made. Think this will be one of Decembers Workshop Cards. When you tilt the card, the cute little UFO spins up & down the card: it is called a Spinner card. You can do so much with this cool technique, but I think this is a super cute kids birthday card that you can just quickly whip up just before you jump in the car to go to the party! Talk about a WOW card, my kids love to play with it!
Stamps: Greetings, Earthling (113810, pg 82 $28.95), Just Jawing(111660, pg 83 $34.95)
Punches: Wide Oval (112082,$22.95) 1 1/4" Circle (104403 $22.95), Modern Label(116630, $22.95), Word Window (105090, $22.95) 1/2" Circle (104390. $8.50)
Paper: Brushed Silver (100712,$10.50) Note Cards (107331 $7.95/20) scrap of Real Red,Old Olive and Whisper White
Ink: Old Olive, Summer Sun, Real Red marker, + dauber
Thanks for stopping by, have an awesome week end. See you Monday with a new ADTHIS Challenge page. You still have time to go play this weeks Ad.

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Dashing Through the Snow Class

Hi Everyone
All these cards are based on ones that I received in the Founders Circle Card Swap. Winning the Rising Star has be soo beneficial too my SU! business just for being in that SWAP! For those who do not know what a swap is, for an SU! demo, you make a whole bunch of the same card and swap them with other demo's for their card. The 125 sample cards I got were all amazing, and it has saved me tons of time!
Anyways, the point of this post is to offer these gorgeous cards and gift card holder in a class. November 27, 6:30-8:30, at my house. You'll make 3 of each card + 3 of the gift card holders. Class fee is $35 and includes your very own Dasher Stamp to keep! Think I put the details in the last post..
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Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Novembers Workshop Card

HI Everyone

Thought I would posts Novembers workshop cards. The Real Red Dasher is actually a gift card holder...Twilight gift card not included! ;) This idea is one from a fellow demo from Founders Circle, but she didn't put her name on the back of the sample so I can't give her credit! The other card is made with SU! Pendant Notes pre-cut and die cut cards. You will be learning how to gloss up the gorgeous pearl from the pretties kit to a beautiful shiny chocolate pearl. Click on the pictures to get a closer view.

I only have a few dates left in November, so BOOK now! The only days I have open are all Mondays, 2,9 & 16 and one Tuesday the 10th.
I also still have a few spots left in my Dashing Through the Snow Class on Nov 27 from 6:30-8:30 at my house. In this class you will make 9 cards (3 styles) plus 3 of the gift card holders. You will also get your very own Dasher stamp to take home with you, all for only $35...or $30 if you are one of my group members. Prefect "TOGO" class as you get your stamp! I can mail you the class, all you'll need to add is ink & adhesive! You just pay the extra shipping.

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Monday, October 19, 2009

Ad This

Hi Everyone
Sorry I have not been posting much..been SWAMPED with SU! Which is AWESOME!!! I'll start posting more! promise!
Ok for todays ADTHIS (link on left) I took inpiration from the title...Shhhh.. I also took inpiration from LO #41 from 52 Sketches. When I look at this page, I have a total mix of emotions: happy as I think it is cute: Mad cause the non su rub ons I used ruined the first page so I had to re do it! And Sad because my little Tristan is now 5.5!!! Not this cute little 20month old! Goes by soo fast!
Paper/Ink: Tall Tale DSP, Old Olive, So Saffron & Choch Chip C/S & Ink
Stamps: Extreme Element (LOVE IT)
Accessories: Big Shot & SU! Exclusive Alphabet Simple Letters Dies, Tag from The Write Stuff Specialty DSP,Scallop edge punch, 1/2' circle punch, unknown chip board and ribbon

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Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Ad This: a day late..SORRY!

HI Everyone
Make sure you go play along over at ADTHIS,(link on left). Don't have time for a write up today, crazy busy. Hence why I'm a day late too!
Thanks for stopping by....leave me some love, I could use it! ;)

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving

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Enjoy your Thanksgiving

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

The Bar is OPEN

Hi Everyone
This is actually a project I made last spring, before I started Blogging. Although the DSP is no longer available, everything else is, so I thought it would be worth showing you. I basically made it like I would any other scrap page, but then I mounted it on a 12x12 canvas with STICKY STRIP so I can hang it on the wall. The glasses are the Definitely Decorative STEMWARE ($13.95) in Chocolate Chip. I made the awesome olives with 2 pearls from the PRETTIES KIT plus the pin; I covered them with CRAFT OLD OLIVE INK and CLEAR EMBOSSING POWDER. I also put some "booze" in each class as well with CRYSTAL EFFECTS, for the red wine I just water colored the red first. BUT you can actually mix a few drops of RE-INKER in with the CE to color it as well. I made the open and closed sign, just flip it to see closed, with just TEXTURED Chocolate chip and DSP, and I cut the letters with THE BIG SHOT and Sheriff Essentials Alphabet Dies, and attached them with ribbon(retired) and PEWTER JUMBO EYELETS.
I love using the definitely decorative vinyl elements to make projects. I've used them on a ton of items, not just the walls. I've made vases, frames, scrap pages, canvases, and even night lights. I am not done painting my house yet, so not all my walls are ready for them. I do have them up on my walls in a few rooms and I must say I love them, in just 2 min, you have a plain wall decorated! They are awesome, if you'd like to order them SHOP NOW here 24 hours. Every $50 you spend at my on-line store you get a stamp on your shopping card with me. Once you reach $150, you get a $20 credit to use as you want. Use it towards a class with me or to purchase more goodies.
Thanks for stopping by....leave a comment and let me know you were here!!

Monday, October 5, 2009

Pick a Pocket: Ad This October 5

Hi Everyone
Today's AD is a vintage ad of a sewing pattern for a pocket skirt. I took inspiration from the pocket; on my page I cut up an old pair of jeans and attached it to my page with Jumbo Eyelets. The DSP is Autumn Meadows from the mini: I love this paper, only one side is autumn theme, the other is funky distressed paper, I love it!! My journal tag is from The Right Stuff Specialty DSP which is another set I love, full of journal tags on thick crate style paper and distress dsp. Lastly the K was cut with vinyl I bought at a fabric store: I stuck a piece of Sticky Page on the back side of the fabric and ran it through the Big Shot with SU!'s exclusive Alphabet Simple Letters Die.
Hope your inspired to play along
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Friday, October 2, 2009

There BACK!!! Deals of the Week!!!

Week 1 Deals of the Week

Item Description Special Price

109183 Trio Flower punch $15.99

109041 5-Petal Flower punch $15.99

110709 My Way punch $16.99
During the month of October, Stampin' Up! will offer several discounted products as "Deals of the Week." No limits and no minimum purchase required.

Customer Weekly Deal Announcements:
Deal #1: Thursday, October 1, 2009; 12:01 AM (MT)
Deal #2: Monday, October 12, 2009; 10:00 AM (MT)
Deal #3: Monday, October 19, 2009; 10:00 AM (MT)
Deal #4: Monday, October 26, 2009; 10:00 AM (MT)
Orders may be placed through me directly or placed at my On-Line Store . Why not take advantage of this GREAT deal along with the awesome new Clearance Rack only available at my On-line Store . Don't forget for every $50 you spend at my on-line store, you get a stamp on your Stamp Card that I'll make for you. Once your reach $150 you will receive a $20 credit to use at one of my classes or to purchase more products.
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Thursday, October 1, 2009

October Workshops

Hi Everyone

I have changed the way I do workshops, I now concentrate on showing you how to do 5 minute cards! I know not everyone has a ton of time to spend on one card, but everyone has 5 minutes, right? It would take you longer to go to the store and buy one. Every month I will design 2 cards for you and your friends to make that will take under 5 min each!

Here are Octobers Cards. I have a few dates open in October, if you'd like to take advantage of SU!'s AMAZING Hostess offers for the month of October plus my personal Hostess Spoils, contact me to book you workshop and let me help you earn SU! for FREE!

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