Tuesday, June 29, 2010

May Workshop Projects- Part 3

Good Evening Stampers!

As some of you may know, I have been nursing my cat Angel back to health for the past week and a half. Thankfully, he seems to finally be recovering from his illness. Slowly but surely he regaining his strength and energy. And today for the first time he was hanging out on the window sill, which believe me, it was a very happy sight to see! :o) Thanks so much for all the well wishes and kitty prayers, they were very much appreciated. <3

Here's a picture of my baby boy Angel. This was prior to his getting sick. As soon as he's feeling 100% I will post a picture of him again. Isn't he such a cutie pie? And a bed hog too! Hee,hee! :oD Thanks again for the well wishes!

Okay, now on to the final card from my last workshop:

Here's a Graduation card that was also CASED from the Summer Mini Catalog. Another quick and simple card that can easily altered to match the colors of any specific school or university. I love the simplicity of the card but it is still quite striking don't you think? This card uses the a la carte stamp, Happy Grad. It's a great deal at only $8.95 for the stamp! It was colored in using Soft Suede, Pumpkin Pie and Tempting Turquoise Stampin' Write Markers. The card base is out of So Saffron, the smaller strip of cardstock is Pumpkin Pie and the scallop piece is Soft Suede.

The star was punched out using the Small Star Punch and Real Red Cardstock. In the mini catalog, there is a Bitty Button in the center of the star. Mine were on backorder at the time of my workshop so I substituted it with a Mini Deco Fastener instead. But I actually like the way it looks with that better! Oh ya, I almost forgot that the top left corner of the Whisper White piece was rounded out with the Corner Rounder. Well, I hope you enjoyed looking at my projects! Later on this week I'll share a couple of scrapbook page spreads I made a couple of weeks ago...

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Happy Grad
Ink: Tempting Turquoise, Soft Suede, Pumpkin Pie Stampin' Write Markers
Paper: So Saffron, Whisper White, Soft Suede, Pumpkin Pie
Accessories: Mini Deco Fasteners, Small Star Punch, Stampin' Dimensionals, Paper Piercing Tool, Corner Rounder

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Thursday, June 24, 2010

May Workshop Projects- Part 2

Good Morning Stampers!!

I know I keep disappearing on you but my poor cat Angel has been feeling sick since Thursday of last week and I have been in and out of ER's and Vet offices since then. We have run lots of tests, X-rays, antibiotics and changes in diet. This last Vet seemed more optimistic than the others and gave Angel a new canned food diet specifically for Irritable Bowel Disease in Felines. He said to give it a week, along with the antibiotics, and if he doesn't improve then we will have to do an abdominal ultrasound. So please, please keep Angel and I in your thoughts and prayers...

Now, here's the second card we made at my workshop last month. It was a complete CASE from the Summer Mini Catalog! I really liked the way it turned out in real life. Some of the girls had not used the Stampin' Write Markers yet when stamping so they enjoyed this technique. ;o)

The colors are Soft Suede, Tempting Turquoise and So Saffron. The sentiment is a la carte stamp at the back of the mini catalog called, Birthday Block. It's a great deal at just $7.95! You can't beat that! :o) So what we did was color in the stamp with the Soft Suede Stampin' Write Marker except for the word "Day" that was colored in Pumpkin Pie. The word "birth" was colored in using Tempting Turquoise and cut out then popped out with a Stampin' Dimensional over the original stamped image. We also colored in the flame from the candle using So Saffron ink. The final touch was using the Mini Library Clip and tying a bow around it using the Linen Thread. That's it! I hope you enjoyed the card today.

All Supplies Stampin' Up! (unless otherwise indicated)
Stamps: Birthday Block
Ink:So Saffron, Soft Suede, Pumpkin Pie, Tempting Turquoise Stampin' Write Markers
Paper:Soft Suede, Tempting Turquoise, So Saffron, Whisper White
Accessories:Mini Library Clips, Linen Thread, Stampin' Dimensionals, Paper Snips

Here's a picture of my very handsome cat Angel, back in his happier, healthier days. He is 13 years old but does not look a day over 3! It has really affected me emotionally seeing him sick and sad but I am trying to remain optimistic and look forward to the day when he is once again sitting at my stamping desk and plopping himself on all my supplies! :o)

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Happy Stampin'!

Monday, June 14, 2010

May Workshop Projects-Part 1

Hi Stampers!
I know I have been absent for a few weeks but I apologize. I've had a crazy last few weeks or I should say month! Plus, with the end of the school year and the summer program starting, things have been hectic at work. I also got away for a weekend and went to Vegas, watched the Jabbawockeez perform and was surprised with tickets to go see The Beatles Love at The Mirage. If you've never seen it I highly recommend it. Especially if you love the music of The Beatles. Oh my goodness it was beautiful and engaging and just amazing!!

Okay, enough babbling and on to the projects. These were projects that we did at my Summer Mini Workshop in May. The projects were all CASEd from different places, so enjoy!

Here are the 3 projects together, aren't they great?

Here's the first card we made. It was a complete CASE from Connie Babbert. You can find her original card at her blog, Inskpired Treasures. If you look at her card the only differences are that I didn't use the brads in the center of the flowers or the Designer Label Punch for the sentiment because I don't have them. Hee,hee ;o) Isn't it a beautiful card? I love that the colors all play off from the strip of the Island Oasis Designer Series Paper. Oh ya, she also used the Polka Dot Impressions Folder on the Whisper White Cardstock and I did not.

The base of the card is Rose Red and then layered a piece of Whisper White Cardstock on top. I punched out three 1/2" circles out of Pumpkin Pie, Rose Red and Old Olive. The sentiment is from the Teeny Tiny Wishes stamp set. It was stamped in Tempting Turquoise and I used the Stamp-a-ma-jig for perfect placement!

The three flowers are from the NEW Tropical Party stamp set and were stamped in Rose Red, Pumpkin Pie, Tempting Turquoise. They were cut out and popped up with Dimensionals. For the leaves, I stamped a 4th flower in Old Olive and cut out the petals to be used as leaves! Wasn't Connie creative with that idea?! Lastly, I placed a piece of Old Olive cardstock directly above the piece of Island Oasis DSP. Tada, beautiful card finished! :o)

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Stamps: Tropical Party, Teeny Tiny Wishes
Ink: Old Olive, Rose Red, Pumpkin Pie, Tempting Turquoise
Paper: Whisper White, Old Olive, Rose Red, Island Oasis Designer Series Paper
Accessories: 1/2" Circle punch, Stamp-a-ma-jig, Stampin' Dimensionals

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Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Mini Starter Kit Promotion

Mini Starter Kit Promotion

Promotion Dates: June 1-30, 2010

Promotion Details:
Potential recruits can join Stampin' Up! as a demonstrator for just $99 when they purchase a special Mini Starter Kit.

Mini Starter Kit
All items below are recommended, but a new recruit can substitute a like item of equal or lesser value.

Item Description Price

Watercolor Trio stamp set (wood-mount)


I {Heart} Hearts stamp set (clear-mount


Clear-Mount Block C


Homemade single stamp*


Whisper White card stock (8-1/2" x 11")


Brights Collection assorted card stock (8-1/2" x 11")*


Melon Mambo Classic Stampin' Pad


Daffodil Delight Classic Stampin' Pad*


Rich Razzleberry Classic Stampin' Pad


Tempting Turquoise Classic Stampin' Pad


Basic Black 1/8" taffeta ribbon*


Color Coach*


SNAIL Adhesive


Retail value of products in kit


*Sneak peek items!

The Mini Starter Kit also includes the same business supplies that are in the standard Starter Kit; no alternative selections can be made for business items. Contents are listed below:

  • Getting Started DVD
  • Getting Started Guide
  • Guest Invitation Postcards (100)
  • 2009-2010 Idea Book & Catalog (8)
  • Summer Mini Catalog (8)
  • To My Hostess Envelopes (10)
  • Recruit Folders (5)
  • Recruit Brochures (20)
  • Hostess Brochure (20)
  • Hostess Benefits Form (10)
  • Customer Order Form (50)

If you have any questions or would like to join my team, please EMAIL ME! Thanks! :o)

The Last Chance Lists are Here!

Hello Stampers!
Today is June 1st and you know what that means don't you? Yup, the Last Chance Lists are now here! In order to make room for new stamp sets, accessories and even Big Shot Dies, Stampin' Up! has retired lots of items. Check out all the lists and make sure to purchase those items you need, er want before it is too late. As always, you have until June 30 to purchase these items until they are gone for good! But, don't wait until then because as it oftentimes happens, several items sell out before that.








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Have a great night and Happy Stampin'!