Monday, November 29, 2010

Congratulations to Pauline!

I would like to welcome Pauline to my Gold Stars, Ink. team. I just met Pauline this weekend, and it was so fun to help her create some cards. Pauline decided to go for the great deal on the Starter Kit so she could get everything she needed to start stamping. I'm looking forward to stamping with her again soon!

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Congratulations to Susan and Margaret!

I want to welcome Susan to the Gold Stars, Ink. team. She joined up as Margaret's downline with the fantastic Starter Kit special! There are just three days left to take advantage of this great deal yourself... let me know if you want more details!

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Congratulations to Adelina!

Congratulations to Adelina, the newest member of my Gold Stars, Ink. team! Adelina joined to get the great deal on all the products in the Starter Kit. There's just three more days to take advantage of this great deal! Click here if you'd like to learn more.

Friday, November 26, 2010

Fast & Fun Friday - Greenhouse Gala

Pretty Greenhouse Gala Designer Series Paper make this card fast & fun. It's my 3x3 thank-you card for my November orders. I cut the DSP to 2 3/4" x 2 3/4", stamped the sentiment (Three Leaves) with Pear Pizazz and punched it out with the 2" x 1 3/8" Oval punch and mounted it on some Peach parfait cardstock punched out with the Decorative Label punch and attached it to the card with Stampin' Dimensionals. I added a rhinestone to one of the leaves, and it's done. easy peasy!

Stamps: Three Leaves
Inks: Pear Pizazz
Cardstock: Baja Breeze, Whisper White, Peach Parfait
Other: 2"x1 3/8" Oval punch, Decorative Label punch, Greenhouse Gala DSP, Basic Rhinestone.

Monday, November 22, 2010

Mini Monday - Paisley Prints

The Online Spectacular started today, and goes until November 30th. You can save from 30-50% on selected products and product bundles, and 20-40% on select downloads for My Digital Studio. There is also free shipping on online orders over $200.00. You can check out all the deals in the online store by clicking HERE.

This card showcases a few items from the Holiday Mini - Candy Cane Christmas DSP, Paisley Prints stamp set, Seasonal Sentiments stamp set and the 2 1/2" Circle punch. I embossed the sentiment (Wild Wasabi Craft ink and Clear Stampin' Emboss powder) and the accent tree (White Stampin' Emboss powder).

Stamps: Seasonal Sentiment, Paisley Prints
Inks: VersaMark, Wild Wasabi Craft, Certainly Celery
Cardstock: Blushing Bride, Baja Breeze, Wild Wasabi, Whisper White
Other: White & Clear Stampin' Emboss powder, Candy Cane Christmas DSP, Petals-a-Plenty DSP, 2 1/2" Circle punch, Basic Rhinestones, Eyelet Border punch

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Sketchy Sunday - #101

I'm back this week with another card sketch to get your creative juices going:

Feel free to adapt the sketch to suit the products you have on hand, and the type of card you need. This is also the card sketch challenge for Stampin' Connection tomorrow, so for any demo visitors, please play along there if you are inspired! I'd love to see what you make, so link me up!

The card I made for this sketch is one we'll be making at my Holiday Card Stamp-a-Stack ($25.00 for 12 cards - register by December 1st, and make two bonus projects for free!). Contact me for more info or to register.

Stamps: Snow Swirled
Inks: StazOn Jet Black, Marina Mist, Bashful Blue
Cardstock: Marina Mist, Naturals White, Brushed Silver
Other: 2 1/2" Circle Punch, Snowflake Punch, Eyelet Border punch, Candy Cane Christmas DSP

Congratulations to Lisa & Margaret!!!

Congratulations to Lisa for joining my team of Demonstrators as Margaret's first downline! I'm very excited for you both! Lisa took advantage of the Simply Amazing Deal on the Starter Kit (and you can too... check out here for more details). Just nine days left!

I'll be back later with my Sketchy Sunday post, and there is a Spectacular Online sale starting tomorrow, so I'll be back with details on that tomorrow too... for now, I have these little tidbits:

  • My Digital Studio - 50% off!
  • Designer Fabric - 50% off!
  • Free shipping on online orders over $200.00! If you don't have an order that large, have a virtual party with some friends who want to shop too... combine your orders, and get hostess benefits too!
If you want to check the sale out yourself, be sure to check my website starting tomorrow.

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Try it Thursday - Embossed Ribbon

On Thursdays, I try something new, and invite you to try it too!

This is the second card we're making at my Technique Class this weekend. We're embossing the ribbon with the Big Shot and a Textured Impressions Folder (which didn't photograph well, unfortunately). I still have spots in the Sunday classes, so let me know if you'd like to come over and try this technique too!

Stamps: Contempo Christmas
Inks: Cherry Cobbler, Early Expresso
Cardstock: Very Vanilla, Naturals White, Old Olive
Other: Ornament Punch, Very Vanilla Satin Ribbon, Square Lattice Big Shot die, Holly Jolly DSP

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Whatever Wednesday - Ribbon Weaving

On Whatever Wednesdays, I share whatever is inspiring me, and hope you'll be inspired as well.

Before I get into my card, I want to welcome Sarah to my Gold Stars, Ink. Team... she took advantage of the Simply Amazing Opportunity to get the Stampin' Up! Starter Kit at half price! From now until November 30th, you can join and get this great deal too. You'll save over 70% on the products in these kits - you can choose either the Standard Kit or the Digital Kit. For more information about this promotion and joining my team, please go to my Join my Team page here on my blog.

I was inspired to try this ribbon detail with the Scallop Trim Border punch and Taffeta ribbon after seeing a video online... I can't seem to find it to link up right now, so if it's your video, please let me know and I'll add a link.

We'll be making this card at my Technique Class this weekend (Fun with Ribbon), and there are a few spots left, so if you'd like to come and make it please let me know!

Stamps: Fabulous Phrases, Morning Cup, Fine Flourish
Inks: Always Artichoke, Pretty in Pink, Blushing Bride, Sahara Sand
Cardstock: Sahara Sand, Very Vanilla, Always Artichoke, Pink Pirouette
Other: Candy Cane Christmas DSP, Scallop Trim border punch, Pretty in Pink Taffeta ribbon, Blender Pen

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Sketchy Sunday #100!

On Sketchy Sundays, I have a card or layout sketch to hopefully inspire you. I also have a project I've done inspired by the sketch.

Sketch #100 is a card sketch. I shared it this week for the card sketch challenge on Stampin' Connection. If you play along, I'd love to see what you create... link me up in the comments!

Here's the card I created for this sketch... the blocks in the sketch can be interpreted as any shape you'd like.

I inked the butterflies with VersaMark, then a Classic ink, then rock n rolled in another Classic ink. I then stamped, embossed with Clear Stampin' Emboss powder. Then I rubbed a third Classic ink on with a Sponge Dauber.

Stamps: Butterfly Prints
Inks: VersaMark, So Saffron, Baja Breeze, Certainly Celery, Tempting Turquoise, Rich Razzleberry, Pretty in Pink, Melon Mambo, Pumpkin Pie
Cardstock: Pear Pizazz, Melon Mambo, Whisper White, So Saffron
Other: Clear Stampin' Emboss powder, Basic Rhinestones, Brights DSP, Butterfly Punch, Decorative Label Punch, Dotted Scallop Ribbon border punch, Sponge Daubers

Friday, November 12, 2010

Fast & Fun Friday - Snowy Dasher

On Fridays, I share something quick & easy to make (under 15 minutes).

This card is so quick and easy, I feel like it's almost cheating! You could easily make lots of these to send out to friends and family... I used the Note Cards (3.5x5" cards that are pre-cut and pre-scored), Candy Cane Lane DSP which I tore, then ran my Two-Way glue pen along the edge of the paper and sprinkled Dazzling Diamonds Glitter on. I stamped Dasher with Soft Suede, my greeting (from Christmas Greetings) with Cherry Cobbler, added some more glitter to Dasher's antlers, and glued my snowflake paper on. I think it may have taken 3 minutes...

Stamps: Christmas Greetings, Dasher
Inks: Cherry Cobbler, Soft Suede,
Other: Whisper White Note Cards, Candy Cane Christmas DSP, Dazzling Diamonds Glitter, Two-Way Glue pen

Monday, November 8, 2010

Mini Monday - Tags til Christmas

In my Mini Monday posts, I feature a stamp set (or two) and products from the current Mini Catalogue.

This card was created by Sherri, one of my Gold Stars, Ink. team members for our Shoebox Swap at our last meeting. It features several products from the Holiday Mini, so it's perfect for today's post. I love how Sherri layered the stamped and punched elements over the patterned paper from Deck the Halls and the texture of the Petals-a-Plenty Textured Impressions Folder. We used the Tags til Christmas stamp set from the Holiday Mini, The Decorative Label punch, Deck the Halls DSP and a Glimmer Brad as our embellishment. Thanks so much for sharing this great card with us, Sherri!

This card also showcases one of the Holiday Bundles Stampin' Up! has put together for the holidays... You can choose either the Ornament Punch or the Decorative Label punch with the Tags til Christmas stamp set and save 20%! You can see all the bundles in my online store by clicking HERE.

Stamps: Tags til Christmas, Teeny Tiny Wishes
Inks: Cherry Cobbler, Always Artichoke
Cardstock: Always Artichoke, Cherry Cobbler, Whisper White,
Punches: Ornament, Decorative Label, Lg Oval, Word Window, Scallop Trim border
Other: Glimmer Brad, Deck the Halls DSP, Petals-a-Plenty Textured Impressions Folder

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Sketchy Sunday #99!

On Sketchy Sundays, I have a card or layout sketch to hopefully inspire you. I also have a project I've done inspired by the sketch.

I can't believe I'll be posting sketch #100 soon... I've got a 12x12 scrapbook sketch for your creative enjoyment today:

and my layout... this is the layout we'll be making in my Scrapbook Class next Sunday (the 14th). Let me know if you'd like to come and make one too... you're always welcome to tweak it to suit your photos.

If you create something based on this sketch, I'd love to see... please link me up in the comments!

Stamps: Just Perfect Alphabet, Schoolbook Serif Alphabet
Inks: Old Olive, Pacific Point
Cardstock: Real Red, Bashful Blue
Other: Celebrations DSP & Quick Accents, Stampin' Write journaling pen

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Whatever Wednesday - Just Believe Glittered

On Whatever Wednesdays, I share whatever is inspiring me, and hope you'll be inspired as well.

This card is inspired by my downline... I knew I wanted to feature Just Believe and do four Technique Rewinds (from past technique classes) at our team meeting and I asked for some ideas. Margaret asked about the Heat & Stick powder and glitter, which works perfectly with the silhouette images in Just Believe. The colour combination (Daffodil Delight, Regal Rose & Early Expresso) was inspired by the Colour Coach.

I like using Heat & Stick powder with glitter because it seals it in so it doesn't rub off the card. Plus, it's easy to use!

Stamp your image with VersaMark ink.
Sprinkle with Heat & Stick powder until it looks shiny.
Sprinkle with Glitter of your choice.
Heat again quickly to seal the glitter in.

Stamps: Just Believe
Inks: VersaMark, Regal Rose
Cardstock: Crumb Cake, Daffodil Delight, Whisper White, Pretty in Pink, Early Expresso
Punches: Extra Large Flower, 1 3/8" Circle, Word Window, Modern Label, Corner Rounder
Other: Greenhouse Gala DSP,  Basic Pearls, Perfect Polka Dots TIF, Heat & Stick Powder, Fine Supernova Glitter

Monday, November 1, 2010

Mini Monday - Day of Gratitude

In my Mini Monday posts, I feature a stamp set (or two) from the current Mini Catalogue.

Today I used the Day of Gratitude stamp set from the Holiday Mini. It's in the Fall/Thanksgiving section, but it really is much more versatile... hopefully I show that with this card. The design for this card came from a sketch challenge by Amanda on Stampin' Connections. I stamped the Rich Razzleberry background piece (tone on tone) with one of the smaller stamps, and the emboss resist for the medallion was inspired by Michelle Zindorf.
I inked the stamp with Versamark, then inked the whole thing with Daffodil Delight. Then I inked the edges with Rich Razzleberry, and stamped it onto my cardstock. I heat embossed with Clear Stampin' Emboss powder, and rubbed on Rich Razzleberry (centre), Pumpkin Pie (middle section) and Peach Pizazz (outside edge) with a Stampin' Sponge before cutting it out.

Stamps: Day of Gratitude
Inks: VersaMark, Daffodil Delight, Peach Parfait, Pumpkin Pie, Rich Razzleberry
Cardstock: Crumb Cake, Peach Parfait, Very Vanilla, Rich Razzleberry
Other: Clear Stampin' Emboss powder, White Stampin' Emboss powder, Early Expresso 1/8" Taffeta Ribbon, Dotted Scallop Border punch