July 02, 2015

Triple Layer Stamping

Triple layer stamping is one of my favorite techniques.  This card shows the same card only in put together in two directions.  The colors are elegant eggplant, mossy meadow and very vanilla.  Below is the video.  Enjoy!

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June 25, 2015

Faux Cloisonne

Technique time ... this one is called Faux Cloisonne.  Below is the video and list of supplies.

If you are interested in joining one of my technique classes, please email me.  Virtual classes on the horizon if there is enough interest!

Here are the supplies:
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June 18, 2015

Block Marker Smear

This is a CASE that I found on Pinterest, and a card we made in Technique Club.  I'm calling this one Block Marker Smear.  I even did a video (below).  If you are in the Milwaukee/Metro area and would like to join one of our Technique Clubs, we are looking for a couple new members.

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June 14, 2015

Kinda Eclectic Thinking

Kinda Eclectic .... that's what this card is.  But I love it.  The colors go so well together.  Lost lagoon, night of navy, and soft sky. This is one of the cards we made in our recent stamp-a-stack class.  Interested in joining one of my classes.  Just email me and let me know when you might like to join us.  The class schedule is listed on the classes tab.

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June 10, 2015

Ice Cream Sprinkles

I hope you have been enjoying browsing through the new catalog.  What's your favorite?  I have a few favorites, a couple of them are the Ronald McDonald Sprinkles of Life set with matching punch.  Stampin' Up! will donate $3 for every set purchased to the Ronald McDonald house.

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We as demonstrators were able to preorder the set and stamp set a month before the catalog became live.  If you are interested in becoming a demonstrator (either as a hobbyist or as a business venture), I'd love to have you on my team.  AND for the month of June new recruits who join during the promotion period (June 2-30) will receive their choice of two stamp sets from the new 2015-2016 annual catalog for free in their Starter Kit.  Just click here for more details and to sign up!  If you have any questions, feel free to email me or phone me (number listed above).


June 02, 2015

New 2015-2016 Annual Catalog Now Available

It's here!  It's time to share the fun with Stampin' Up!'s new 2015-2016 Annual Catalog!  Below you'll find the catalog PDF (large file, so be patient)

Click here to download the 2015-2016 Annual catalog.


May 31, 2015

Sneak Peak Bohemian

Sneak peak of new products.  This is sort of a southwestern look.  I used a couple of the new in colors - Delightful Dijon and Tip Top Taupe.  Also used the Boho Chic Embossing Folder and sponged it with Tip Top Taupe. I love the new Bohemian Designer Series Paper too! 

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May 28, 2015

Origami Shirt

Wow, I can't believe it's been 2 weeks since my last post.  Sorry about that....took a little vacation with my hubby.

This is one of the cards we made in technique class.  Here is the video from a few years ago, only on this card, I added the bow tie made with the bow-maker punch.

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May 12, 2015

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May 03, 2015

Just Kidding

Just kidding (that it's your 29th birthday) ... on the inside it says "from your 110 pound friend".  Love this stamp set called Just Kidding!

The colors are Calypso Coral, Gray, and Whisper White with a strip of designer paper.  The corners are clipped for a different look (I wanted something different than rounded).

Make sure you get all the retiring items you're wanting--catalog ends soon!  The word bubbles and designer paper on this card are some of the retiring products. 

On a side note .... as a demonstrator, I got to see the new catalog!!!!  You're going to love it!  Interested in becoming a demonstrator?  Click here for more details or to join my team.

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April 30, 2015

Guy Greetings

Guy cards are not that difficult, yet so many of us struggle with creating them.  Here is a nice card using Guy Greetings and designer paper.  The frame for the hats is from the retiring Apothecary Framelits.

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April 23, 2015

It's that time of year again!  Time to say goodbye to retiring products from the 2014-2015 annual catalog.
Retiring products  will  be available  only until June 2, 2015 or while supplies last.


April 18, 2015

Butterfly Thinlets are back!!!

The Butterfly Thinlets were out of stock for a while.  They're back!!!  Because many of you missed the opportunity to get these during Sale-A-Bration, Stampin' Up! is offering the following through April 30th:
  1. Get the Butterflies Thinlits at a 15 percent discount--just $21.20!
  2. Buy any of the Butterflies Thinlits Bundles at a 15 percent discount and choose one of three FREE Sale-A-Bration items (only available while supplies last)!

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April 14, 2015

Birthday Creation

My 9-year old granddaughter loves to come in my stamp room asking if she can make a card.  Over the past couple years she has really improved.  Her first "creation" of the day was just a bunch of words stamped with random hearts stuck on the card.  Then she saw one of my cards.  We had a little conversation about layers and she seemed to have an "aha" moment.  She asked for a couple "sea" colors and found the stamp set By the Tide.  It was fun to watch her.  She cut all the layers herself and stamped and cut out the starfish.  We discussed the placement of the starfish (at first she wanted to just place them all over), and I told her she might want to consider grouping them.  She loved the idea, and she did an excellent job ... don't you think???

When I first meet people and ask them to join us for a class, they tend to say "I'm not that creative" ... if a 9-year old can do it, anyone can!!!  (Actually, no creation is necessary, everything is cut out and ready to go).

Check out my class schedule.  If you are in the Milwaukee/Metro area and would like to participate in a class, just email me.  Or if you might be interested in online class, let me know.  If I get enough interest, I'll gladly get one going!

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April 04, 2015


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