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Wednesday, December 12, 2007
I'm here to tell you ... get your stamp space ready for some of the most beautiful, inspiring stamped images, color combinations & accessories you have ever seen from Stampin' Up!
Top Left: Images from the Embrace Life stamp set, and the Bali Breeze double sided designer papers.
Bottom Left: Images from Celebrate Everything and Ginger Blossom double sided designer papers.
Wednesday, November 28, 2007
I adore the double-line doodle-y look - it's great with many techniques, & the sentiments are so sweet: "too much of a good thing is a GOOD THING" & "time spent with friends is time well spent."
Free stamps - one of the great perks of hangin' in there as a demonstrator!!! Artwork copyright Stampin' Up!
Friday, October 19, 2007
- Stampin' Up!'s Holiday Mini Catalog
- Inspiration (my banner is taken right out of the mini)
- Craft shows & other events to give me a creative deadline
- Empty tin cans that I can cover & make seasonal pencil cans with
- Faux stitching
- Chipboard. Yes, chipboard!
- Mini composition books on sale - ya'll know I love to alter books!
- Twill Tape & Hodgepodge Hardware (where would I be without them?)
Seriously, I'm one lucky demonstrator. I get such satisfaction from creating, but I get even more blessings from the people I've gotten to know.
- My customers who always push me to keep going & do more!
- My downline - keep on stampin' girls!
- My upline, Lynda - who taught me so much
- My adorable children, who always make the best brag book subjects!
I'm all warm & fuzzy about life this fall. Great friends, good health, glorious family & a generous supply of Apple Cider. Who could ask for more?!
Sunday, August 19, 2007
This week, I taught my monthly Stamp-A-Stack. I get the challenge of coming up with 5 projects, and precut, score, and prepare all the products for my stampers. Each guest then stamps 10 cards & envelopes themselves.
With such a variety of layouts, colors, and styles ... there is a project for every taste.
But usually, my guests like them all!!
I just pre-ordered this fantastic NEW from the Holiday Collection. It's not even available to customers yet. BUT, I loved it so much, I had to let my SAS'ers have the first go with it. We used Really Rust, Groovy Guava, and River Rock. The underlying strip is a coordinating Double Sided Designer Paper. Cool, don't you think?!
I have been extremely blessed with some of the most compassionate, understanding, helpful, generous, thoughful, and fun friends in the world. I had fun putting together these projects, and had a friend in mind behind each of them. So, check the mail, girls. I'll be RAKing my BFFs this month.
And, you could too, if you come to my NEXT Stamp-A-Stack and make some of these beauties for your friends!
Sunday, July 15, 2007
DLs = my downline. Demonstrators that have signed up with me. They're "my girls". My stampin' students. My creative, crafty, crazy little crickets. Having a Stampin' Up! downline feels SO good. They're motivating, validating, and great company!
In July, my mom hosted. She's pictured, left, at her 1st ever stampin session with me. As a librarian, she loves books and bookmarks, of course. And, as a fledgling Demonstrator, she wanted to learn how to use her stamping supplies to make bookmarks & coordinating projects. Thus, we were challenged to design a bookmark and card from the same stamp set & supplies.
So, here's my little set. It's a bookmark collection & gift envelope. I featured all-new exclusive supplies from the Fall/Winter 2007 Collection, just released in July. I just ordered all these great accessories and HAD to use them all.
And, no. I did not come up with this whole thing by myself. I CASE'd it from a project featured in a Feb. 2004 issue of "Stampin' Success," our monthly publication for demonstrators. The project with the flowers, left, is the original, suggested as a Stamp Camp project. The Christmas tree version is my first CASE. Both flower and tree image are from the Nice and Narrow stamp set, now retired.
Contact me for the Pattern Template and make your own CASE of this great bookmark project. Better yet, become a demonstrator yourself, and you'll have access to this pattern, and countless more great ideas, techniques, and patterns available to Stampin' Up! demonstrators.
Friday, June 8, 2007
Cerise: Real Red, Very Vanilla
Charbon: Basic Gray, Very Vanilla
Creepy Crawly: Basic Black, More Mustard, Pumpkin Pie, Really Rust
Cutie Pie: Bashful Blue, Basic Black, Certainly Celery, Rose Red, So Saffron
Darling Doodles: Brocade Blue, Groovy Guava, Rose Red, Wild Wasabi
Dashing: Old Olive, Real Red, River Rock, Very Vanilla
Fall Flowers: Old Olive, Really Rust, Sahara Sand, Soft Sky
Flowers for You: Certainly Celery, Lovely Lilac, Regal Rose, Tempting Turquoise
LeJardin: River Rock, Soft Sky, So Saffron, Very Vanilla
Linen Prints: Apricot Appeal, Cameo Coral, Close to Cocoa, Old Olive, Pink Passion
Notations No.2: More Mustard, River Rock, Very Vanilla, Wild Wasabi
Outlaw: Chocolate Chip, Creamy Caramel, Really Rust, Sage Shadow, Very Vanilla
Petals & Paisleys: Certainly Celery, Cool Caribbean, Rose Red, Old Olive, Pretty in Pink, So Saffron, Taken with Teal
Prints: Monochromatic papers available in Almost Amethyst, Always Artichoke, Blue Bayou, Brilliant Blue, Certainly Celery, Close to Cocoa, Groovy Guava, Lovely Lilac, More Mustard, Old Olive, Pumpkin Pie, River Rock, Rose Red, So Saffron, Soft Sky, Tempting Turquoise
Porcelain Prints: Blue Bayou, River Rock, Wild Wasabi
Uptown: Almost Amethyst, Basic Gray, So Saffron, Wild Wasabi
Wintergreen: Always Artichoke, Certainly Celery, Sage Shadow, Soft Sky
Tuesday, May 15, 2007
These are the cards I made in honor of the Virginia Tech massacre. Must have made a hundred. Could have made more. Swapped a bunch at Virginia Beach Regionals. Gave the rest to the families left behind to grieve.
So, sure - stamping has been my therapy. Whether or not it's actually cheaper ... that's still up for debate. But there's no other way for me. I just "stamp it all out."