Tuesday, August 9, 2011

July Workshop Projects

Hi Stampers!
I know, I know...haven't updated my poor neglected blog in MONTHS. I apologize for that but things got crazy with the end of the school year, work, and family matters. The last 2 months were very emotional for me and I apologize for my absence and neglect of my blog. To be honest, I hadn't stamped in months because I felt as if I had lost my Stampin' Mojo...but thankfully it's back!

I went into pending status as a demonstrator but did have a workshop at the end of July and that helped me regain my status. I definitely don't want to quit doing what I job so I will try to dedicate a lot more time to my stamping and my Stampin' Up! business. Thanks to all of you who have stood by me through it all, I really appreciate you. =)

Okay, so on to the projects. We made three cards using sets from the current Summer Mini Catalog and the NEW 2011-2012 Idea Book and Catalog. If you haven't seen it yet and want your own copy, make sure you contact me and I'll get one out to you. It's so lovely! ;)

Here is a group shot of the three cards that we made.

This is the first card. I really liked how so many stampers were using the clear blocks as background images so I decided to do the same. I think it looks good. This type of card is known as CAS (Clean And Simple), and it is my favorite card to make when I'm in hurry. And the ladies who attended loved it too. =) The set we used is the Strength & Hope Set from the Summer Mini Catalog. I think this set is really beautiful, and right now Stampin' Up! is donating $2 from each set that is sold to the Breast Cancer Research foundation, through the end of August. The clear block was stamped using one of the new In Colors, Pool Party. The butterfly and sentiment were both stamped in Early Espresso. That's it, easy peasy lemon squeezy. ;)

Stampin' Supplies (All supplies are Stampin' Up! unless otherwise indicated)
Strength & Hope (123660)
Paper: Whisper White (100730)
Ink: Pool Party (122938) Early Espresso (119670)
Accessories: Clear Block "D" (118485)

This next card was also quick and easy to do because it uses one of our 3 Simply Sent Kits. I love these kits because they come with all the supplies you need to create 8 beautiful cards! All you need to supply is the adhesive and the sentiment, but there are also coordinating sentiments that you can purchase separately. This one is the Simply Sent Great Day Kit and the sentiment we used is from the It's Your Day stamp set that coordinates. It includes all the items that you see on the card above plus some Whisper White flower buttons which I didn't use but my customers did. It's just a matter of preference. All I added to the card was the Rich Razzleberry flower that I popped up with dimensionals, the Bashful Blue flower that is also popped up, the Rich Razzleberry scallop border and the Bashful Blue grosgrain ribbon. The accents (flowers and border) are all self-adhesive accents that come with the kit. The ribbon is included as well, and the circles are all pre-printed on the Whisper White cardstock. Love it!

Stampin' Supplies (all supplies are Stampin' Up! unless otherwise indicated):
It's Your Day (123682)
Paper: None
Ink: Old Olive (102277)
Accessories: Simply Sent Great Day (122375), Stampin' Dimensionals (104430), SNAIL (104332)

And here is the last card. This card I actually CASEd straight out of the Summer Mini Catalog. It also uses the Fabulous Florets from the Mini as well. The only differences from my card and the one in the mini are that I didn't do the tone on tone flowers in the background and I added the piercing along the bottom edge. In the sample card, they actually sewed the border. But I still think it looks great! I especially love the color combos of Daffodil Delight, Pacific Point Blue, Tangerine Tango, and Melon Mambo. This makes a very bright and cheerful card. =D

Stampin' Supplies (all supplies are Stampin' Up! unless otherwise indicated):
Fabulous Florets (123027)
Paper: Whisper White (100730), Daffodil Delight (119683), Pacific Point (111350)
Ink: Melon Mambo (115656), Tangerine Tango (111834), Pacific Point (111837), Wild Wasabi (109014)
Accessories: Scallop Edge Border Punch (119882), Paper Piercing Tool (116631), Mat Pack (105826)

Well, that's all for today. I hope you enjoyed the cards, and stay tuned tomorrow for the cards I'll be sharing which we made at my Yolie's (my upline) house last weekend for her Hostess Club. If you are interested in attending any of my workshops or hosting your own, feel free to contact me. Have a great day and Happy Stampin'!


Priscilla's Reminders:
  • August 31st is the last day to place an order from the Summer Mini Catalog. So if you've been on the fence about any particular products, act now before it's gone!
  • August 31st is also the last day for the Buy 3, Get 1 Free Designer Series Promotion.
  • Stampin' Up! will donate $2* from the sale of each Strength & Hope set and Strength & Hope digital kit to The Breast Cancer Research Foundation (BCRF) through the end of August.
  • Place an order online, 24/7 by clicking here.
  • Contact me anytime.