Thursday, October 30, 2008

147- Pink Wishes Card


Stamp Sets: Embrace Life, Heard from the Heart

Ink: Chocolate chip, pink pirouette

Paper: Whisper white, Bella Rose DSP, Pink Pirouette

Accessories: chocolate chip marker, scallop punch, circle punches, pretty in pink taffeta ribbon, blender pen

146- Stained Glass Card

I made this card for the last stamp club. I had two requests to make try this technique so we definitely had to try it. It was also a great excuse for me to try my new coluzzle! The trick to this is you have to use staz-on and the crystal effects will stay in the lines


Stamp Sets: Embrace Life, It's Your Birthday

Ink: Staz-on black, Pink Pirouette, Tangerine Tango ink refill, Pink Pirouette ink refill

Paper: Tangerine Tango, Pink Pirouette

Accessoires: crystal effects, scallop punch, circles punches, coluzzle, acetate

145- Cupcake Birthday Card

Yay cupcakes!! I am ALL about cupcakes this month!!! I am also all about dry embossing! It takes a while when I do it by hand but love the finished product


Stamp Set: Crazy for Cupcakes, Cupcakes wheel, It's Your Birthday

Ink: Pacific Point, Kiwi Kiss, Chocolate Chip, Tangerine Tango, Real Red

Paper: Pacific Point, Tangerine Tango, Whisper White

Accessories: blender pen, mat pack, scallop punch, circle punches, empressor stylus, Dots brass dry embossing template


144- Snowman Shaker

Julie and I created this card over Thanksgiving. She wanted to make a Christmas shaker and this is what we came up with. Love love love it! I love the simplicity of the two tone with the glitter- I definitely need to make more shaker cards


Stamp Set: Two Cool Dudes, Many Merry Messages, Bold Snowflakes

Ink: Almost Amethyst

Paper: Almost Amethyst, Whisper White

Accessories: Chunky Sprinkles, ticket corner punch, coluzzle

143- Snowman Card

This card is cased from the new catalogue- I decided I wanted to challenge myself by casing more items in the catalogue and this was my first one.


Stamp set: Two Cool Dudes

Ink: Real Red, Bashful Blue

Paper: Real Red, Bashful Blue, Whisper White

142- Scallop Snowflake Card

I love this card- it does make me really want the photo corner punch


Stamp Set: So Many Scallops, Bold Snowflakes

Ink: Night of Navy

Paper: Night of Navy, Bashful Blue, Whisper White

Accessories: Silver brads, mat pack, corner rounder


141- Peace Love Joy Card

I didn't have the stamp or the punch for the card I saw on splitcoast so I modified it with what I have. This is the best thing about stamping- you can pretty much make any card with what you do have. This is also the card that I first tried my crop-o-dile on- the eyelets are a bit busted but it was a good first try!


Stamp Set: All Holidays

Ink: Basic Gray, Riding Hood Red

Paper: Always Artichoke, Riding Hood Red, Basic Gray, Whisper White

Accessories: eyelets, corner rounder


Wednesday, October 29, 2008

140- Stockings Card

The stockings were hung by the chimney with care...

As soon as I saw this card on Splitcoast I knew I had to try it- sooo fun! I would have done it for the stamp a stack but I knew it would take too long unfortunately to cut out all the stockings. I highly recommend you try it on your own though- the end product is fantastic


Stamp Set: A Holly Jolly Christmas, Many Merry Messages

Ink: So Saffron, Baha Breeze, Old Olive, Riding Hood Red

Paper: Baha Breeze, Riding Hood Red, Whisper White

Accessories: Riding Hood Red taffeta ribbon, gold elastic cord

Click here to order this amazing Christmas stamp set and to order other fantastic Stampin' Up! products

139- Reindeer Card

This is another one of those rare cards that came exclusively from my brain. I wanted to make a card that had all the reindeer on it. All and all I like it even though next time I might brighten it up a bit


Stamp Set: A Holly Jolly Christmas

Ink: Creamy Caramel, Chocolate Chip, Real Red

Paper: Always Artichoke, Creamy Caramel

Click here to order this amazing Christmas stamp set and to order other fantastic Stampin' Up! products

138- Turkey Card

This is my first official punch card. I definitely will be doing a class on this in January- so much fun!! Obviously this is just a first attempt but I'm excited to try more cards using only punches


Paper: Pacific point, Baha breeze, Real Red, Pumpkin Pie

Accessories: 5/8" Real Red grosgrain ribbon, scallop punch, 1 3/8" and 1 1/4" circle punches, horizontal slot punch, ticket corner punch

137- Upsy Daisy Card

I made this card at the megameeting and just adored it! I love the two tone effect and the Upsy Daisy set- by far one of my favorite sets from the new catalogue


Stamp Set: Upsy Daisy

Ink: More Mustard, Really Rust

Paper: Whisper White, More Mustard, Really Rust

Accessories: Dimensionals, Big shot top notes die, sponge daubers

136- Cupcake Card

This month is all about the birthday sets at Stampin Up and I've been trying to use this cupcake set as much as possible. I love love love this set!


Stamp Set: Crazy for Cupcakes

Ink: Chocolate Chip, Pink Pirouette, Rose Red

Paper: Chocolate Chip, Pink Pirouette, Whisper White

Accessories: Chocolate Chip ribbon, large oval punch, horizontal slot punch, blender pen


To order this fantastic birthday set click here

135- Pumpkin Card!!

I love love love this card!! The minute I saw how you could do this I ran with it- I had so much fun with it! And it's super super simple to make- you just need to punch out 5 circles to make each pumpkin


Stamp set: Baroque Motifs

Ink: Old Olive

Paper: Pumpkin Pie, Old Olive, Chocolate Chip, Very Vanilla

Accessories: 5/8" Chocolate Chip grosgrain ribbon, 1 1/4" circle punch, ticket corner punch

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

134- Trees Card

This card has been by far the biggest hit this fall. It is probably one of the easiest to make but packs the biggest punch.


Stamp Set: Lovely as a Tree, Heard from the Heart

Ink: Night of Navy

Paper: Night of Navy, Whisper White, Silver

Accessories: 1 ¼” circle punch, dazzling diamonds, Stampin Pastels


133- Let It Snow Card

I specifically bought Almost Amethyst paper for this card. I love the two-tone and just the hint of sparkle.


Stamp Set: Let it Snow, Snow Swirled, Holiday Happenings Bundle

Ink: Almost Amethyst, Whisper White Craft Ink

Paper: Whisper White, Almost Amethyst

Accessories: dimensionals, Almost Amethyst marker, dazzling diamonds

Click here to purchase this fantastic Christmas set at my online store.

132- Christmas Balls Card

As soon as I saw this technique on splitcoast I had to try it- I love the idea of using a template to create the Christmas balls! It took me a little while to perfect the technique and not have smudges- cover the whole thing with scraps until you are done sponging!


Stamp Set: Many Merry Messages

Ink: Rose Red

Paper: Whisper White, Rose Red

Accessories: Bold Snowflakes wheel, circle punches, Basic Gray marker, sponge, corner rounder

131- Dove Card

I saw this card on splitcoast and new that I had to do it. I got to play with my Big Shot and the new gold ink- LOVE IT!


Stamp Set: Embrace Life

Ink: Gold

Paper: Bravo Burgundy, Gold

Accessories: Big shot, top note bigz die, birds and blooms sizzlits die 4-pack, join in the cheer decorative strip die


130- Noel Card

I've been told by relatives that I need more French cards so I figured this was the best place to start. I adore how this card turned out- very simple yet very effective


Stamp Set: Big on Christmas

Ink: Rose Red

Paper: Rose Red, Whisper White

Accessories: Bold Snowflakes wheel, dazzling diamonds, ticket corner punch, Rose Red marker, dimensionals

Click here to purchase this fantastic Christmas set at my online store.

129- Gift Tags

I wanted to show everyone in the stamp a stack how quick and easy it was to make their own gift tags. It is especially easy with this stamp since it is designed to fit in the tag punches


Stamp Set: Two Cool Dudes, A Holly Jolly Christmas

Ink: Bashful Blue

Paper: Whisper White, Bashful Blue

Accessories: Tag punches, slot punch, ½” Bashful Blue Striped Grosgrain Ribbon

Click here to order this amazing Christmas stamp set and to order other fantastic Stampin' Up! products

128- Christmas Bells Card

I really wanted to make a card in colours that were non-traditional. I decided to do an hommage to my grade 6 Cotonnier wardrobe- it's all about Orange, Green and Purple!!


Stamp Set: Heritage Holiday, All Holidays

Ink: Elegant Eggplant

Paper: Tangerine Tango, Certainly Celery, Very Vanilla

Accessories: 1 3/8” and 1 ¼” square punches, Bold Snowflakes wheel, Versamark


127- Snowflake Card

I wanted to make a card with the glossy white paper- I've had it for a little while and finally had an excuse to use it. I also wanted to do some emboss resist in the stamp a stack. I love the finish product- I always love using this technique.


Stamp Set: Snow Swirled, Wonderful Words

Ink: Night of Navy

Paper: Night of Navy, Glossy White, Silver

Accessories: Silver and clear embossing, sponge, corner rounder


126- Santa Card

I couldn't have a Christmas stamp a stack without a Santa card!! I also wanted to try a few new techniques with this one like masking for the trees and crystal effects sprinkled with dazzling diamonds for the snowballs.


Stamp Set: Holly Jolly Christmas

Ink: Riding Hood Red, Always Artichoke

Paper: Whisper White, Riding Hood Red, Always Artichoke

Accessories: Crystal Effects, dazzling diamonds, large oval punch

Click here to order this amazing Christmas stamp set and to order other fantastic Stampin' Up! products

125- Snow Swirled Tree

I made this set at the megameeting in September and knew it would be a great card to make for the stamp a stack. I absolutely love love love the tone on tone embossing- if any of you haven't tried it go and emboss gold on gold or silver on silver. You won't regret it- it rocks!!


Stamp Set: Snow Swirled

Paper: Whisper White, Not Quite Navy, Silver

Accessories: ticket corner punch, silver brads, silver embossing, 1/16” brad punch

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124- Christmas Tree Card

I wanted to make a traditional card in Red, Green and White with a tree. I also wanted to play with the Crystal Effects for the Christmas balls. All and all I'm really happy with how it turned out- I think it looks quite elegant.


Stamp Set: Jolliest Time of the Year

Ink: Garden Green

Paper: Whisper White, Garden Green, Real Red

Accessories: Whisper White taffeta ribbon, Crystal Effects, Real Red ink refill


123- Deer Friends Card

I just did my Christmas stamp a stack and can now post some of the cards that I've made recently. I've actually been stamping like mad but in the moving chaos I couldn't find my memory card. I have found it now though I will be posting like mad!!

I received this card in a swap and just adored it so I had to put it in my Christmas swap. I adore this stamp set and just loved the simplicity of it.


Stamp Set: Deer Friends, Many Merry Messages, Polka Dot Background

Ink: Chocolate Chip

Paper: Chocolate Chip, Riding Hood Red, Gold

Accessories: Scallop edge punch, 1 3/8” and 1 ¼” circle punches, gold embossing, 5/8" Chocolate Chip grosgrain ribbon

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Stampin Up Newsletter

Hi everyone,

I hope that you are all enjoying the last bits of summer that we have and getting ready for a hopefully beautiful fall. There are quite a few promotions coming up this coming month that I wanted you to know about.

First off, you only have one day left to get 15% off some of the new stamp sets in the never before seen promotion. In my world it's all about Upsy Daisy- love that set!

The $119 starter kit promotion is still on until October 11th. This is perfect if you've been thinking of becoming a demonstrator but didn't have the money to spend on the normal starter kit. Remember you will have 30% off your first order as a demonstrator then 20% off all future orders- this is great for your Christmas supplies or if you are selling your cards. Remember- most Stampin Up demonstrators are hobby demonstrators because they want the discounts on the great products. If you do want to sign up please go to my website and enter the code demo2008- as always I am offering a promotion to anyone who signs up through me. I will give you a pack of cardstock and the matching ink in either gold or silver- your choice.

If you prefer to sign up and get the full demonstrator kit there is a promotion on that until October 11th. If you want all the supplies- and they are amazing and useful- you can sign up and get a free stamp set up to a $50 value- hello alphabet set!!

Big news- there is a new mini occasions coming out on October 1st! The Holiday Mini-occasions is just great! I love love the decorative elements for gifts and also all the ribbons. It also contains all the information on the Big Shot and of course some fantastic stamp sets!

There is a birthday promotion going on in the month of October. If you spend $20 you can get 20% any of the birthday sets listed. As most of you know I'm crazy for cupcakes so I think this is great!

There is also a promotion on the aquapainter- you can get the large tip aquapainter for $8.50. This is a great deal that I'm super excited about- I will definitely be doing some watercolouring and bleaching in future classes.

If you want free product the best way to do it is to host a party!! I started off stamping by hosting a party and let me tell you it set me up! You only need 5 friends and yourself and I'll come over and we'll do 3 really fun cards. If you host between now and November 30th you have the potential of getting one free stamp set from the catalogue sampler in addition to all the regular hostess benefits and free product. This is a great time of year to do this- everyone needs cards during the Christmas season!

Time to start thinking of Christmas! Please email me and I will send you a Christmas wish list to this email with the instructions. Fill it out with all of the items you've been wanting from the catalogues and send it back to me. Then tell your friends and family to get in touch with me and I'll help them order the items you want for Christmas. Or you can give me their email addresses and I will send them the list- they can then order the items themselves through online ordering. If you send your wish list back to me I will enter your name into a draw for a free stamp set. I will also enter your name again for every order that is placed by one of your friends/family from your list. I can't wait to see what you guys put on your list! (I'm all about the crop o dile right now)

There are quite a few new decor elements that have been created and some old ones in new colours. I just ordered the Baroque ones and can't wait to put them up once I paint my room- love love love them!

And of course never forget about the dormant list- these are stamp sets that are still for sale but are not in the current catalogue

Also please remember that I will be having Christmas stamp a stacks in both Kirkland Lake and Toronto this month- please let me know if you are interested

For those of you who have read through this whole thing I have some big news- my own big October surprise. For every $50 that you spend in the month of October- either by ordering through me or online- your name will be entered into a draw. At the end of the month I will draw one name and this lucky person will win a Deer Friends stamp set! As you all know this is a Level 2 Hostess set that happens to be my favorite Christmas set!

Stay tuned for some class dates- I will be doing one on bags and boxes for Christmas and also one on all the fun things you can do with reinkers.

As always if you have any questions please let me know

Thanks for everything everyone,

Stampin! Up Demonstrator

My Stamping and Card Site