Monday, August 31, 2009

The Holiday Mini Catalog!

The Holiday Mini catalog begins tomorrow, September 1! If you haven't received your copy in the mail, please know that it is on it's way! It is filled with all kinds of fun things - including 3 new product lines!

The long awaited My Digital Studio will be
available for you to purchase on October 1! More details on that as soon as I get my software and start playing with it! (smile)

Simply Adorned is the name of our new line of charms and necklaces! We saw these at Convention and they are beautiful! The fun thing about these charms are that they are locket style so you can change the image in them as often as you want for different looks!

And last, but certainly not least, is our Build-A-Bear
Collection! Many of you know that I love teddy bears and have collected quite a few of them! So I was really excited about this new line of products! There are stamps and Sizzix Dies and designer series paper! Here are a couple of cards I made with Beary Best Friends!

Sunday, August 30, 2009

Convention Swap Cards

Last week I promised to post some of my favorite swaps from Convention. There were a lot of beautiful cards and it was hard to select just a few!

The first card is from Mary Ellen Stites, a stamping friend of mine from Illinois. She used Melon Mambo, Soft Suede and the stamp set Friends 24-7.

Margaret Coffey also used the stamp set Friends 24-7 on this dramatic black & white card.

This paper fold card uses Melon Mambo card stock and Melon Mambo Prints designer series paper. Patsy Rinella created this swap.

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Fifth Avenue Floral

Here is another window sheet card from the class I am holding this weekend. Fifth Avenue Floral is perfect with this window sheet is from Seasonal Pieces. I embossed the flowers on Cameo Coral and Old Olive with white embossing powder. I used the double rectangle punch on the Old Olive strip and wove white taffeta ribbon through it.

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving Card

Supplies used to make this card: More Mustard, Ruby Red, Elegant Eggplant & Very Vanilla card stock; Always Artichoke Classic Ink; Teeny Tiny Wishes & Autumn Days stamp sets; Autumn Traditions designer series paper; Modern Label, Word Window, 1 1/4" Square & 1 3/8" Square punches.

I have the pleasure of working with such talented women! One of my downline, Barb, demonstrated this cute fold at our recent meeting. So I just had to borrow her idea for a workshop last night! It was a big hit!

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Wings of Friendship Card

The name of this stamp set is Wings of Friendship. You can earn this stamp set for FREE by hosting a workshop! This card as designed the by very talented Gloria Pollock. She used Razzleberry Lemonade designer series paper, Old Olive, Rich Razzleberry and Whisper White card stock. Gloria also used Old Olive and Rich Razzleberry Ink.
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Thursday, August 20, 2009

I just love these window sheets!!!

Printed window sheets are a lot of fun and you can whip up a card in minutes! Here is a sneak peek at one of the cards we will be making in our Window Sheet class next week!

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Welcome to my Blog!

I am finally jumping back into the world of blogging! I am looking forward to sharing project ideas with you! If you would like e-mail messages when there is a new post, sign up for this service on the right side of the page.

As many of you know, I just got back from our annual Stampin' Up! Convention in Salt Lake City. We had a great time! We visited the home office in Riverton, made some great projects and attended some great breakout sessions!

The first photo is part of our group with one of the VP's from Stampin' Up! The second photo is my daughter (and upline), Julie after our walk on stage for earning the Southern Caribbean cruise!

Convention is always such fun! We get to hook up with stamping friends we haven't seen in a while, learn about new products and new techniques! And we get to swap card fronts! I'll post some of my favorites in the near future!

In the meantime, here is a layout of the 12 x 12 scrapbook pages we did this week at m
y Scrapbook Club!

Supplies: Always Artichoke, Ruby Red, More Mustard, Elegant Eggplant and Soft Suede & Whisper White card stock. The small maple leaf from Autumn Days (#115452, page 92) was stamped in Ruby Red, More Mustard & Elegant Eggplant on the title blocks. "fall fun" was stamped in Soft Suede using Taffy Alphabet (#115086, page 149). The large maple leaves were die cut with the Big Shot Sizzix (#113439, page 194) and the Leaves #2 die (#113459, page 202). The center of each page is from Autumn Traditions designer series paper (#115668, page 160) and Ribbon Originals Orchard (#116232, page 182)

The most popular stamp in the 2009 - 2010 Idea Book & Catalog is Medallion (# 115223, page 133). There are lots of ways you can use this image! Here is a card we made at Hostess Club this week. Supplies used to make this card: Whisper White, Pretty in Pink and Rose Red card stock, Pretty in Pink & Rose Red Classic Ink and a large pink rhinestone brad. It's hard to tell but I stamped the Sanded Background Stamp (#109294, page 134) in Pretty in Pink on the Whisper White before I stamped the Medallion. To give the Medallion a mottled look, I covered the Medallion in Pretty in Pink, then used a sponge to randomly sponge on the Rose Red ink. After stamping the medallion, I moved it a bit and stamped it again.