December 31, 2012

So Sorry Sneak Peak

Happy New Year!  With the new year, comes new stuff!  Here is a sneak peak of upcoming products.  First, the colors are whisper white and midnight muse.  The designer paper, embossing folder and ribbon are from the upcoming Sale-A-Bration catalog (which runs January 22 through March 22.  The stamp set is So Sorry, found in the 2012-2013 Catalog.

One of the advantages of being a demonstrator is the ability to get new items a month before everyone else ... plus we get cool discounts and other perks!  Sound interesting?  Contact me for details or simply sign up to be on my team.


December 20, 2012

Winter Painter's Tray

Hi Stamping Friends.  One of my friends wanted to do a class using this 6 x 6 painter's tray.  She didn't necessarily want Christmas, but did want winter.  This is what I came up with.  It's really pretty in real life ... all the white is embossed with iridescent ice so it's nice and glittery.  There will be 11 people (mostly kids), so I had to keep it somewhat simple (really hard for me to keep it simple). 

The stamp sets I used are Make a Mitten along with the Build a Mitten Punch, and the Scentsational Season stamp set with the Holiday Collection Framelits (mittens set and scentsational sets will not be available after January 2nd -- the end of the Holiday Catalog).  The colors are pool party, real red, and whisper white.

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December 13, 2012

Christmas Cards

Colors are Pink Pirouette, Whisper White and Silver Glitter card stock.

Colors are Early Espresso and Crumb Cake.  The ribbon is a sneak peak from the upcoming Spring Catalog which will be available January 3rd.  The stamp set is Christmas Lodge.

The colors are Naturals White, Cherry Cobbler, and Be of Good Cheer Designer Series Paper.
Hi Stamping Friends.  It seems like I have been making Christmas cards forever!  Well, I have since July anyway.  Each month on the 12th day of the month, I held the 12th Day of Christmas cardmaking class.  Most everyone was able to attend more than once, so they got a variety of cards.  Here are 3 out of 4 of the cards we made last night.  The top and bottom ones are CASES (Mary Brown and Ann Schach). 

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December 10, 2012

Five Year Pin

Hi Stamping Friends.  Look what I got in the mail!  I've been with Stampin' Up! for five years.  Gee, the time went so quickly.  I have met so many new friends that I treasure, and I have learned so much.  When I first signed up as a demonstrator, I had never even stamped.  I started out scrapbooking, and bought all kinds of supplies (from other places).  I wanted to share the my new "talent", but didn't know how do that.  I thought I would sell kits or something, and then I checked out a few places online, and came across Stampin' Up!  I loved the versatility -- scrapping, stamping, and 3-D projects.  I found a demonstrator near me and she showed me some of her stuff.  I was hooked right then and there.  I couldn't wait for my kit to arrive. 

I had no plan, just excitement.  I learned lots along the way ... how to actually stamp, and make cards (something else I never made before joining).  I thank all of you that have been there with me on my stamping journey so far.

Don't know anything about stamping?  I didn't either.  Don't think you are "crafty" ... not to worry, I can help there to.  If you would like to find out more about Stampin' Up!, feel free to email me with your phone number (don't worry, I won't "bug" you ... not my style).  Or, if you already know you'd like to join and be a part of my team, simply click here


December 05, 2012

Cookie Punch Christmas Ornaments

Hi Stamping Friends.  As you make your Christmas cookies, why not try making make salt dough ornaments for Christmas.  I love that our cookie stamps work so well for making ornaments and add a fun little twist. 
 STEP 1. Roll out the dough and ink the cookie stamp with Real Red ink.

STEP 2. Stamp on the salt dough with the cookie stamp.

STEP 3. Cut out the ornament and poke a hole in the top.

STEP 4. Place the ornament on a cookie sheet and bake it until it is dry (we baked ours at 175 degrees for about 30 minutes).

STEP 5. Use Sponge Daubers to color the ornament with Platinum Shimmer Paint.

Here is the recipe for the salt dough:
- Combine 4 cups of flour and 1 cup of salt, and then slowly add 1-1/2 cups of water while stirring.
- Knead the dough for about five minutes.
- Roll the dough on a floured surface, to about 1/4 inch thickness.
- Stamp the cookie stamp onto an ink pad and then press it into the dough.
- Use a small circle cookie cutter to cut out the stamped image.
- Bake on an ungreased cookie sheet for about 45 minutes at 180 degrees F.

(This idea came from out Stampin Success magazine, exclusive to Stampin' Up! demonstrators).

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December 04, 2012

Manger Note Card

Hi Stamping Friends.  My goodness, it's December already.  The time sure does fly by.

Here is a little 3 x 3 note card that I included in all of my recent orders as a thank you.  Isn't it sweet?  The manger is from the 25 and counting set.  In fact, it's the only stamp I've used from that set (pretty sad).  The others aren't even mounted.  The colors are whisper white, night of navy, and champagne glitter paper.   The image is stamped with black and finished off with a small rhinestone.  So cute ...

Do you have all your holiday shopping done?  How about consider giving a personalized Stampin' Up! gift certificate in any amount.  Just email me or call at 262-783-5718 if you're interested.