Friday, July 29, 2011

Tea Light Birthday Cake

Isn't this little light the cutest? A friend of mine received it as a swap during Convention. I had to come home and make one for myself. If you are signed up for the Birthday stamp-a-stack then you will be taking one of these cuties home. If not, there is still room in the August 6th class so sign up today!

It is simple to make, I created this one on my own and then discovered a tutorial on splitcoaststampers after. My design is a bit different I did want a clean circle around the flame.

The side is a strip of designer series paper. The top is two parts, the first being the 1-3/4" scallop circle with a 3/4" circle punched out of the center. Attach this piece to the top. Then I took a 2" x 2" piece of card stock and punched a circle using the Itty Bitty Punch Pack (118309). That is where the "flame" will fit. I then took the 1-3/8" circle punch and punched around the tiny circle, your piece will look like a washer. I slid this circle over the flame and attached it to the scallop. I tried to mask the seam with the red glitter but it isn't necessary.

And look, it even lights up! Love it! The base is the 2-3/8" scallop circle. To be sure it is sturdy I layered a piece of the dsp cardboard backing under my card stock. There is a switch on the bottom for the light and I just used the Itty Bitty circle punch there again. To get it placed right I made a quick template with printer paper.

Paper: real red patterns dsp; real red and pool party cardstock
Accessories: 2-3/8" scallop punch, 1-3/4" scallop punch, 1-3/8" scallop circle, itty bitty shapes punches; red fine galaxy glitter and basic rhinestones

Last few days for the $99 Starter Kit special!
Don't wait! Contact me Today!


Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Stamp - A- Stack

Today is the last day to RSVP for the July 30th Birthday themed stamp-a-stack. We will be making 6 cards and a few gift tags. The cost for supplies is $20 and everything will be provided. Bring a friend!
Call or email me today to reserve your spot.


Monday, July 25, 2011

Workshop in a Bag!

Here is the fun Workshop in a Bag we received at convention last week. I decided to put some of the samples together because they were so cute! Here is what you will make at your workshop.
All of the samples feature the NEW Easy Events stamp set from the 2011 IB&C.
Birthday Card
Gift Tags
Sending Love card

Book your Workshop today!

July 30th , 2pm or
August 6th 10:30am
RSVP today


Friday, July 22, 2011

Stampin' Up! Home Office

So, while convention was spectacular, I think the highlight of my trip was a visit to the Stampin' Up! home office. It was a quick 30 minute bus ride ride from the convention center. It's the place where they come up with the gorgeous samples and products, but most importantly where they pack up our orders and ship them out! The warehouse was beautiful, full of paper, ink and rubber. I loved it. Here are some fun shots I took.
The Home Office in Riverton, UT

My friend Diana and I at the SU! rock

The warehouse

The picking line!!! Those boxes are full of product!
The Atrium

The SU! Statement of the Heart

I so want this in my house!
The desks in Customer Service were covered in adorable samples and ideas. Check out the nugget  flower on the right. So cute!
Thanks for looking!

Stamp-A-Stack, Birthday theme
Saturday July 30th, 2pm $20
Please RSVP by July 25th


Thursday, July 21, 2011

Array of Sunshine

Here is the second swap card I created for Convention 2011, I made about 30 of these using the hostess set, Array of Sunshine. You can't quite see it in the photo, but I stamped the flower again on a scrap piece of whisper white, cut the center petals out and popped it up in the middle.
Stamp set: Array of Sunshine and Fabulous Phrases
Ink: Crumb Cake, Cherry Cobbler and Early Espresso
Paper: crumb cake, cherry cobbler, pool party and whisper white
Accessories: vintage wallpaper embossing folder, basic rhinestones, dimentionals, scallop square punch, and scallop dots ribbon in cherry cobbler
It is an elegant set and just $8 hostess dollars in clear, $11 in wood. Such a great deal. Here are all of the images in the set. I think this is my favorite hostess set, you will be seeing a lot of it. 

STAMP-A-STACK; Birthday theme
Saturday July 30th
RSVP by July 25th

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Stampin' Up! Convention 2011

I am just back from 4 fun and busy days in Utah. The trip was amazing, I learned so much! We were treated like Stampin' Up! royalty. Did I mention we got many FREE gifts! We got to see the upcoming Holiday Mini Catalog first and some new SU! products were unveiled. All in all it was an event to remember. Over the next few week I will be sharing with you some of the highlights.
It is customary, though optional, to bring card fronts to swap with fellow demonstrators. I made about 75 total. Here is my first one, it is using the Posy Punch hostess stamp set.
Stamp Sets: Posy Punch and Friendly Phrases
Ink: Early Espresso and Pool Party
Paper: Chocolate Chip, Sahara Sand, Pool Party, Whisper White and Calypso Coral card stock; sahara sand patterns dsp
Accessories: Polka Dots embossing folder; decorative label, extra-large oval, fancy flower, 2-3/8" scallop circle, dotted scallop border, 3/4" circle and itty bitty punches; basic rhinestones; dimentionals

I look forward to sharing with you all of my convention highlights in the coming weeks!

STAMP-A-STACK - Saturday July 30th at 2 pm. $20 for 6 cards. RSVP by July 25th

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

How to make SU! Paper Peonies

 Don't you just love the paper peonies on the front of the new 2011-2012 Idea Book and Catalog? I do, they are so beautiful and fresh! Here is a quick tutorial on making them. I attached mine to bamboo skewers in the photo, but you can use floral wire as well. If I had some I would have used that.

Step 1: 
Punch 3 scallop circles using the 2-3/8" scallop circle punch.

Step 2:
Spray the circles very lightly with water to soften them. Scrunch them up into balls and work them until they are mostly dry. If they are too wet they can tear in the next step, trust me I know ;)

Step 3
Unfold them carefully and find an edge where you can easily pull them apart. You will end up with six scallop circles all together.

Step 4
Lay all of your circles one on top of the other and secure them with a brad. I chose to layer them fuzzy side up.

Step 5
Pull the layers one at a time up into the center.

Step 6
Fluff your flower into the peony shape.


Sunday, July 3, 2011

Cover Creations

I love the projects featured on the front of the 2011-2012 Idea Book and Catalog, so I just had to re-create them. Here is my rendition of those projects using two of the new 2011-2013 In Colors, Wisteria Wonder and Island Indigo. I will post a tutorial on the flowers soon.
Stamp sets:
Create a Cupcake
Love & Care (Hostess, Summer Mini)
Soft Suede,Island Indigo,Wisteria Wonder,Very Vanilla; First Edition specialty and celery patterns dsp
Island Indigo, Lucky Limeade, Early Espresso
large scallop punch, decorative label punch, cupcake punch, word window punch, Itty bitty shapes punch, Blossom Bouquet tripple layer punch, chocolate chip scallop dots ribbon, Victoria crochet trim, vintage brad, basic pearls and stampin' write markers

2 -4:30 pm
Please RSVP by July 7th


Saturday, July 2, 2011

3 x 3 Note Card box

Here is a look at the new color Pool Party In Color for 2011-2013. I made this cute little box to hold some 3x3 notecards. The stamped flower you see on the front of the box is a new Hostess stamp set available this year. Below you will find the complete tutorial on this cute little number.

This year the hostess program has changed, in the past hostesses were able to pick a level stamp set and had additional hostess dollars to spend. This year hostesses are only given Hostess Dollars which they can use to purchase Hostess only sets at a deep discount or to use on catalog merchandise of their choice. In addition when a hostess reaches just $400 in orders she can choose an item in the catalog at 50% off! I am really excited about this new Hostess Program it is much more versatile.

Here is the tutorial on the card box above, it is so simple and a cute gift. The box is my own design and just a basic box template.

You need a piece of cardstock 6-1/2" x 7-1/2" scored all around at 2-1/4". You then cut along the score lines from the outside in. I cut in on the 7-1/2" side.

Next, fold the flaps in and glue them to the inside, creating the box. I use the Tombow liquid glue because it holds the best for me.

Decorate your box as desired. The cards I saw somewhere and thought they were so cute. I can't however find where I saw them to give proper credit. If it's your original design let me know :) **edited to add** Apparently I saw it in the IB&C page 158.

Stamp Sets:
Posy Punch (hostess)
Tiny Tags
Pool Party, So Saffron smooth stock; Whisper White textured card stock; So Saffron and Only Orange Patterns dsp
Early Espresso
Pool Party
1/2" scallop dots ribbon in Chocolate Chip
Fancy Flower punch
1" circle punch
3/4" circle punch
Itty bitty Shapes circle punch


Sorry for the inconvenience

The pages on my blog are not currently working, the only thing you can access is the front page as well as the links. I apologize for the inconvenience. It should be up and running in the next couple of days. What happened is I upgraded my blog to be just and apparently it takes 3 days to transfer over. I had no idea. So, somewhere in the transition my pages are lost.
Once the site is upgraded, you will still be able to find my website using the old address but the new one will also be in effect. Hopefully it makes it easier for people to find me.
Happy 4th of July!

Friday, July 1, 2011

The NEW 2011-2012 Idea Book and Catalog is HERE!

The moment we have been waiting for is here! The new idea book and catalog is now online. SO many pretty new things. New ribbon, new stamps, new accessories! All the things we love just got even better. I have so many things I want to show you. I wil be posting new products all weekend. Please plan on attending my OPEN HOUSE on Saturday July 9th at 2pm to see everything for yourself!
New Promotion 
Become a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator for just $99 this month only and receive a fun Holiday craft kit free! Look really close at the sample box below to see a sneak peek at the 2011 Holiday Mini products.


Stampin' Up! Succulent Garden Pop Up slider

I really love, love, love the succulent garden designer series paper.  I saw this slider pop-up card on Pinterest and knew I had to try it o...