Thursday, August 30, 2012

Halloween Banner

This was a fun banner to make.  The banner pieces are Tangerine Tango, embossed with various embossing folders and the letters are Basic Black.  I pounced the letters with the new Illuminate ink to give it a shimmery, mottled look.  The images are from Ghoulish Googlies.  The O's in the "BOOOO" are embellished with Rhinestones.

Monday, August 27, 2012

Displays from Holiday Catalog Open House

Last Friday I held an Open House for the new Holiday Catalog.  I made up several projects for display and will post them over the next several days.  This first project is from the Ghoulish Googlies Bundle.  Each person who came received this decorated bag full of goodies!  I think what really makes this project is embossing the bags with various embossing folders. 
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Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Flowers Galore!

I was looking at some of my photos from Convention and came across this one that was on one of the display boards. I love paper crafting flowers and am always looking for new ideas. This one is absolutely amazing!! I love the colors, the variety of flowers, the big butterfly...pretty much everything! As summer comes to a close, I know my flower beds will be wilting away along with the warm weather....I'll have to make one of these to keep me thinking summery thoughts!

Monday, August 20, 2012

Fancy Favor Box

It's so easy making this little favor box for events or to put a little something in as a gift.  After die cutting the box with the Fancy Favor Box XL Bigz die, cut a strip of a coordinating card stock and adhere to the inside along the edge.  It really makes the edge design pop!  This box is embellished with a shaker flower using the Blossom Punch, Shaker Frames, Glass Glitter and Mixed Bunch stamp set

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Making an Old Idea New...

I cannot remember who is the creator of this card layout but it has been CASE'd by hundreds of demonstrators in the past several weeks - including me! Apparently the demonstrator who designed this did so several years ago and resurrected it recently. Regardless, it is a hit! It can be adapted to just about any stamp set and color scheme! So have fun!!

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Monday, August 13, 2012

Snow Much Fun!

 We made this card in a Christmas in July class a few weeks ago.  For those of us who make our Christmas cards, it's not too early to get started!  

It's hard to tell with the black background, but the card base is Midnight Muse.  We used the Northern Flurry embossing folder on the Whisper White layer.  The scalloped circle is embellished with Silver Glass Glitter

Sunday, August 12, 2012

Christmas Ornaments


When I first saw the cover of the Holiday Catalog, I thought to myself that I would not be making these ornaments anytime soon!  But when a recent party hostess asked if I could demonstrate this at her party last week, I said "Sure, no problem!"  So I spent an afternoon creating ornaments!  I have to admit, they are pretty easy!  Time consuming, but once you get the hang of them, they come together really well!  The secret is using the new silicone mat to help line up the petals and lots of hot glue!

  You can stamp whatever image you want or use designer series paper and die cut them with the new Holiday Ornaments Framelits.  To make sure you get a good fold in the petals, use the Simply Scored tool as well.  How great is it that Stampin' Up! is offering the Ornament Keepsakes stamps and the Holiday Ornaments Framelits as a bundle? 

To order, go to my website
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Saturday, August 11, 2012

Simply Scored Scoring Tool & Diagonal Plate

This was a Hostess Club project from a few months ago.  We made an envelope using the Simply Scored system out of Wisteria Wonder card stock and embellished it with some punched flowers, Labels Framelits and Polka Dot Prints DSP.   The insert card was stamped with Apothecary Art stamp set and water colored using Watercolor Wonder crayons.
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Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Black & White...Simple but Elegant

I've done a few black and white cards lately. They are striking, don't you think? This particular card is really easy! The card base is Whisper White with a layer of Basic Black. The top Whisper White piece was embossed with the Polka Dot embossing folder and Sizzix Big Shot ( I think it's my favorite embossing folder!). The Paper Daisies are layered and put together with a black Glimmer Brad. The greeting was stamped using the Layered Labels stamp set and die cut with the Apothecary Accents Framelits & Sizzix Big Shot. The Basic Black Polka Dot Ribbon just finishes it off!

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Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Christmas Vintage Swap

The second organized swap I participated in at Convention was a Christmas Vintage Swap.  The strip of card stock along the left edge is our new Core'dinations card stock introduced in the Holiday catalog.  It was embossed and then sanded.  I really like how a lighter shade of the card stock pops with the sanding.  It comes in three colors - Cherry Cobbler, Gumball Green and Early Espresso.
The Poinsettia was embossed in gold, then watercolored with Cherry Cobbler re-inker and an Aquapaiter.  It's hard to see but the card was also spritzed with Garden Green and Cherry Cobbler markers and the Spritzing tool.

Supplies:  Watercolor Winter and Heart of Christmas stamp sets; Brushed Gold, Garden Green, Very Vanilla and Cherry Cobbler Core'dinations card stock; Garden Green and Cherry Cobbler markers; Scallop Trim Border punch; Spritzing tool; Delicate Designs embossing folder, Labels Framelits and Sizzix Big Shot; Vintage Faceted Designer buttons.
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Monday, August 6, 2012

My love for Vintage continues...

I participated in two organized swaps this year at Convention.  Both were Vintage swaps. This is the first swap.

 I love 2-step stamping and Stippled Blossoms is perfect for Vintage cards!  For this card, I used Primrose Petal ink and stamped off twice for the first flower image.  I stamped the same color, full strength, over it with the second flower image. 
The frame is from Papaya Collage (page 75 in the Annual Catalog).  I didn't want a "shiny" frame so I mixed Gold & Pewter embossing powders to give it a more "tarnished" look.  I tucked some Very Vanilla seam binding and then spritzed the whole card with Vanilla Shimmer Smooch Spritz.  The large pearl in the center of the flower finishes it off.
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Sunday, August 5, 2012

Convention 2012

 I know, I's been a l-o-n-g time since I have posted!  I keep taking photos of the projects I have been working on, so I have a lot to share!!  So get ready!!!

I have posted the images of the new Annual Catalog as well as the 2012 Holiday Catalog.  Both are fabulous!!!  So many great products and project ideas!!!

But first, let me back up a few weeks.  I attended our annual Convention in Salt Lake City and what a great Convention it was!!  We had a blast! I was blessed to have several of my downline with me this year!   We started out by taking a bus trip to the home office in Riverton.  It is absolutely stunning!  The views of the mountains are beautiful as is the facility itself!

From left to right:  Gloria, Nancy, Carmen, Me and Freddie

I always love attending with my daughter, Julie!  This was a fabulous year for her!  She celebrated her 10th anniversary as a demonstrator, reached the career sales milestone of $200,00 AND achieved Founder's Circle, meaning she is one of the top 100 demonstrators in the company!!  I am so proud of her!


OK, finally a project!  This year I made some altered bags and filled them with snacks for our larger group of about 25 demonstrators.  It's easy to dye the flowers with our re-inkers and I used some of our new Polka Dot Designer Series Paper and matching 1/8" taffeta ribbon!

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