Tuesday, January 27, 2009

"Shout Out To SheetLoad"

I almost forgot about this site http://sheetload.blogspot.com but so glad I didn't. Sheetload ezine shows templates and samples of card layouts. Mostly they are helping us to use what we already own, highlighting many variations. For example the Aug. 2008 issue. That's where I was gleening ideas from. When you make a sample using one of their templates they have a spot to post them to share with their devotees! It's such a fantastic place to stop for ideas! I've been neglectful to share with you girls! Forgive me! I really wasn't keeping them all to myself!!!
Here's a link to check out Jan. 2009's post!
Keep on stamping~!

Saturday, January 17, 2009

Stampers 10 club for 2009 Love You Much Bundle FUN!!

These are the projects we did for our first Stampers 10 Club of 2009.
Using the Big Shot and the Top Note Die we made this card. Idea taken from a gorgeous card on Splitcoaststampers.com. Link to it here: http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/1176053?cat=15538&perpage=96

This card is using the paper Candy Lane, the heart punch and the stamp from the Love You Much set, all are included in the Bundle! The exclusive bundle offer is the Love You Much stamp set, the matching 3 hearts punch (see hearts in the card above, 3 sizes and shapes) the 12x12 Candy Lane Designer Series Paper all for 20% discount. Order # 115405 and goes through to Jan. 31st, 2009 - giving you lots of time to make some very special Valentine cards! Not only can you order from me, your friendly Stampin' Up! Demonstrator, but you can order online at http://www.stampinup.com/ extra discounts can apply if you designate me as your demonstrator!!

The basket was demonstrated (I actually didn't demonstrate it per say, it was out to oooh and ahhh over, but I got distracted) to show the Bigz Scallop Envelope die, 4 of them together makes a sturdy little box, or as you can see, basket. There is a strip of designer series paper around it and a strip on the basket handle. NOTE: The wonderful striped grosgrain ribbon is Stampin' Up! It can be found in your Oct. - Jan. 18th holiday mini catalog. It is 1 1/4" wide, in Riding Hood Red/Very Vanilla 10 yards for 8.95. The texture of this ribbon is very supple and ties oh so smoothly. Ok, I'll stop, but if you need some of this ribbon contact me today!! I mean today and I'll order some. Or go online to order for delivery to yourself, but it is the nicest grosgrain to work with and I personally LOVE the colors!

Our swap cards!
We have a great group working!

More swap cards!
Ok, how many of you are in love with Sock Monkey after seeing him in this card? Note the teenie tiny pompom on his head, he is Oh SO lifelike!!! Cute Lisa-poo-la-roo!!!
Happiest of New Years to you all!
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Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Gotta Get Yourself One of THESE!!

Look what I had Kevin make me! It didn't take him but 25 minutes! I found the idea on Splitcoaststampers. Here is the link:
She even gives the measurements. So there was no reason my DH couldn't whip one up for me~!
He made BIG BROWNINE POINTS with ME!! (smooch, smooch, smooch!!!!)
This heat gun station makes doing a quick embossing detail a S N A P !
Also, keeping your favorite embossing powder in a shallow square storage container all loose, with a cover close to your station will have you embossing to your heart's desire! I LOVE IT!

Sunday, January 11, 2009

Dear Stampers! Happy New Year! and Happy New Stampers 10 club starting up this Friday!!

If any of you don't already know what a Stampers 10 Club is I'll explain.

Starting this Friday, and meeting every 3rd Friday evening at 7p.m. 10 stampers meet at my house to learn a technique, complete a make and take, swap cards, look over any new card samples I may have, hear of the latest Stampin' Up! specials, receive one free catalog and any of the mini catalogs that come out during our 10 months that we meet for club. Each month a different gal is the hostess, brings a treat for all of us to enjoy after our stamping fun, and receives the hostess benefits. Each club member agrees to purchase 15.00 worth of Stampin' Up! product (before shipping, handling or tax) each month. When it is your month to hostess you can coincide it with your own in home workshop and combine the total sales to gather even more free merchandise. If that is not right for you, you are welcome to bring outside orders to club that particular month you are hostess to increase your sales to increase your total free hostess items. You may bring a friend to club, but there may be a charge for the projects we do that night. Please call ahead if you are bringing a friend so I may have enough materials prepared. I look forward to another year of stamping fun!! With the new Big Shot to cut and emboss cardstock and paper, we have new things to learn, and create!!!

Thursday, January 1, 2009

Couldn't show you these before Christmas!

I made these for my niece and her mother for Christmas. Plus I made my own! I knew if I didn't make my own at the same time I would never do it. These frames are just the $3.00 Wal-mart photo frames. I had purchased several for Stamper's 10 club projects last year, but had left overs. My friend Heidi completed hers that night at club and it was so attractive I always meant to do my own. If she will send me a pix I'll post it here so you can see my inspiration.
My background paper is Stella Ruby by Basic Grey! MY FAVORITE! It doesn't match any room in my home, but I LOVE IT! Hodge Podge Hardware and the green ribbon is the double sided satin ribbon Stampin' Up! sells. The pink ribbon is a department store satin, and is a bit too shiny!

Bella Rose Designer Series Paper is the background, with Hodge Podge Hardware and ribbon.

Baja Breeze is the color scheme here, it was a 2008 In Color of Stampin' Up! I used the double sided paper, and punched flowers and layered onto the name to give interest. The vanilla ribbon is the opposite side of the green satin ribbon Stampin' Up! sells. I love the vanilla Hodge Podge Hardware Label plate. I hope they come out with more! So shabby Chic'.


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