Friday, October 5, 2012

Demo Event Swaps Part 2

Good Afternoon Stamp friends! Happy Friday!

I'm back today with the rest of the swaps from the Demo Event.

Joyce K.

Cathleen M.

Karin T.

Amy K.

Jen M.

Becky F.

Margaret H. (Front)

Margaret H. (Inside)

Sandy B. (Front)

Sandy B. (Inside)

Sandi F. (Front)

Sandi F. (Open)

Aren't these cards just gorgeous? This event was so much fun! Debbie, the host made us a delicious dinner! Here she is in the kitchen cooking up a storm!

And here is Debbie's awesome swap!

Debbie, thank you so much for everything. I had the best time!

Thanks so much for stopping by and please come back to see the awesome After Dinner Project we made:)

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Demo Event Swaps & Wonderfall card

Hello Stamp Friends!

I can't believe it's October already. The holidays are upon us and I've been super busy working on gifts for Christmas, so sorry for the little gap in my posting.

I'm back today with some of the swaps that I received at the Fall Demo Event I went to a couple weeks ago .

(Heather S.)

(Debbie S.)

(TJ Green)

(Tricia R.)

Tricia R. (Inside)

It's hard to see in the photo, but the bat is on fishing line, so he hangs when you open the card:)

Aren't they great? Thank you so much ladies for the beautiful cards! I will be back tomorrow with the second half of the swaps.

Next, I would like to share a card that I made using the "Wonderfall" stamp set from the Holiday mini catalog. I started with an Early Espresso base and a More Mustard layer, which I ran through the Big Shot using the Fancy Fan embossing folder. I only embossed the top, I adhered Orchard Harvest DSP at the bottom and separated it using Early Espresso Stitched Grosgrain ribbon. I added a Designer Ribbon Slide before adhering the ribbon to the back of the layer. Then I adhered it to the card base. I stamped the leaf images and rock and rolled them in Early Espresso Ink. (I noticed the rock-n-roll technique doesn't work as well with the new ink pads:( The colors don't blend as well.)

I used the largest leaf as the main focal point and added an Early Espresso layer behind it and it was put on the card using dimensionals. I cut out the other two leaves and also put them on with dimensionals. I stamped the acorn twice. Once in Early Espresso and once in More Mustard. I then cut out the botton of the one, stamped in More Mustard and glued it over the the Early Espresso one. The I adhered it to the card with a dimensional. Can you tell I like Stampin' Dimensionals©? Last, I stamped the sentiment and punched it using the Oval punch and I punched the Scallop Oval background layer in Early Espresso.

Supplies Used-

Early Espresso, More Mustard, Cajun Craze, Lucky Limeade & Orchard Harvest DSP
Early Espresso, More Mustard, Cajun Craze, Lucky Limeade
Big Shot, Fancy Fan Embossing Folder, Punches: Large Oval & Scallop Oval, Early Espresso Stitched Grosgrain Ribbon, Designer Ribbon Slides & Stampin’ Dimensionals©

What do you think? Does it put you in the Fall mood? I know it did it for me, but it didn't last long as it's back up to 85 degrees today. I wish this weather would make it's mind up! I'm definitely ready for Fall!

Thanks so much for coming by today. I hope you will come back tomorrow to see the last of the Fall Demo Event Swaps.

I hope you have a wonderful day!

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Fall Demo Event Make-n-takes (Part 2)

Good Morning Stamp Friends!

Today I'm back with the last of the Make-n-takes. These were the Prize winning cards.

The third place card features the "Christmas Deer", "Lovely as a Tree" & "Petite Pairs" stamp sets. I love the colors! We stamped the frees  first and then sponged the sky in Pool Party. Then we stamped and embossed the deer and added the ornaments, etc. I'm ashamed to say that I didn't own the "Lovely as a Tree" stamp set prior to this event. After this event, I had a list of things to order, so I just ordered both "Lovely as a Tree" and the "Christmas Deer" stamp sets because of this gorgeous card!

3rd place-Margaret Hall

The second place card was made using the "Ornament Keepsakes" & "More Merry Messages" stamp sets. I love how she did the ornament! She also used the "Be of Good Cheer" Designer Series Paper. What a fun and festive card!

2nd place- Amy Kendall

And for first place is a very unique card that was designed using the Two Tags die. I love how it looks like a little present and when you untie it, the inside drops down. How cool is that? Also used were the "Mixed Medley", "Joyous Celebrations" & "Greetings of the Season" stamp sets.

1st place- Sandi Flowers

Isn't it beautiful? Great job Sandi!

Thank you ladies for these gorgeous cards!

I will be back tomorrow with the swaps from this event. Until then...have a great day!

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Fall Demo Event Make-n-takes

Hello Stamp Friends!

I'm back today with some of the make-n-takes that were brought to Debbie's Fall Demo Event this past weekend. For the make-n-takes, we had to design a Christmas card that would take 10 minutes or less to complete. You will see that some of them obviously took more than 10 minutes, but the cards were so gorgeous, no one complained:)

Tricia R.

Heather S.


Cathleen M. (Case of Leann Greff)

Becky F. (Case of Connie Stewart)

Melanie H.

Sandy B.

Joyce K.

Debbie J.

Karin T.

Debbie S.

(I know that some of the cards were cased from other stampers, so if you see your card, please tell me so I can give you credit. )

Yesterday, I mentioned that there were 18 participants, but I forgot that there were some last minute cancellations, so there was a total of 15 people including myself. I shared my card yesterday and I will be back tomorrow with the top 3 prize winning cards:)

Aren't these cards awesome? I couldn't have been happier! Thanks so much ladies for your creativity and inspiration:)

Thanks so much for coming by today. I hope you're having a great day!

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Fall Demo Event Cards

Hello Stamp Friends!

I bet you thought I disappeared again, didn't you? I actually had to take a short break to get ready for a big Demonstrator event that my upline, Debbie puts together every Fall. This year there were 18 of us and we each had to design a card that would take 10 minutes or less to put together and that we would be able to demonstrate if we were to have a holiday workshop. We had to pre-cut the card bases and layers and have all of the supplies for everyone to make it.  We made all of the make-n-takes and then we voted for our top 3 cards. There were prize give-a-ways for the 1st, 2nd & 3rd place cards. My card wasn't a prize winning card, but I hope everyone liked it. Here it is:

I used the new Snow Flurry die for this card. I started with the Candlelight Christmas Designer Series Paper first. I chose the stripped paper for the bottom and went with the Lucky Limeade paper for the top. I pulled out the coordinating card stock colors and played around with the layers until they looked well together. Then I added the ribbon, snowflake and sentiment (from the "Greetings of the Season" stamp set). It's not my favorite card, but I thought I did pretty good. I will be back to share the 1st, 2nd and 3rd place cards later.
Now I would like to share my swap card. I bought this stamp set, because I love the adorable images in the set. I chose the penguin for the main focal point. Coloring him wasn't as easy as I thought it would be. I colored the stamp with the markers. The hat is so close to the top of his head, so it was hard not getting black ink on his hat and scarf. The rest was pretty easy, but coloring 18 of them was very time consuming. I guess it didn't help that I was watching one of my favorite shows while doing it. LOL! I love Bering Sea Gold:) I'm a reality TV-a-holic! Anyway, here is my swap card:

What do you think? I'm really happy with this one. The penguin is just too cute and I couldn't be happier with the gorgeous Designer Series Paper, (Snow Festival) and the beautiful ribbon Stampin' Up! has for us to create. I just love how everything coordinates.

Anyway, I have so much to share from the event that I went to on Saturday, so I hope you will come back tomorrow for more of the projects we made. Everyone did such a great job. I love events like these, because I come home totally inspired and want to make something else. (Though I didn't, because it was pretty much an all day event). Debbie made a fantastic lunch and dinner for us and a couple volunteers brought some delicious desserts as well! Debbie, thank you so much for such a great event!

Thanks for coming by and I hope you have a wonderful day!

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Owl Occasions Birthday

Good Morning Stamp Friends!

Today I would like to share the birthday card I made for my friend, Joyce.

I'd been dying to make something with this set. I knew I wanted to use the Labels Collection Framelits for the frame, so I cut out the white layer. Next I stamped the branch, the leaves in Old Olive, the presents in Real Red and Pumpkin Pie, the balloon in Marina Mist, then I decided to change it to Daffodil Delight, so I cut it out and added it with a dimensional. Then I reached for the Rich Razzleberry ink. That's when I realized that I was using all of the colors in the Polka Dot Parade DSP. I thought I would have to figure out a way to use the DSP as well. I wound up cutting strips and used it for the background. I made the card base and the background Chocolate Chip. I left the bottom white and added the sentiment. I added the ribbon to separate the DSP and the sentiment.

Supplies Used-

Owl Occasions & Blooming with Kindness
Chocolate Chip, Whisper White & Polka Dot Parade
Chocolate Chip, Old Olive, Real Red, Pumpkin Pie, Daffodil Delight & Stamin’ Markers (Rich Razzleberry & Marina Mist)
Big Shot & Labels Collection Framelits, 1/8” Early Espresso Taffeta Ribbon & Stampin’ Dimensionals©

What do you think? I'm in love with this stamp set and look forward to making many more projects with it.

Thanks so much for coming by today and I hope your day is great!

Monday, September 17, 2012

Perfectly Preserved Birthday

Hello Stamp Friends!

I hope you all had a great weekend. I hope you didn't think I had given up on posting regularly, because I took the day off yesterday. I went out with our stamp group to celebrate two birthday's in our group. We went to the Bonefish Grill and had a great time.

Here's one of the cards I made for the celebration. This one was made for my direct upline, Becky. I have been wanting to make something with this set for a while and finally sat down and did it! I'm very happy with the outcome and she really seemed to like it too:)

Supplies Used-

Perfectly Preserved & Petite Pairs

Rich Razzleberry, Baja Breeze, Tangerine Tango & Floral District DSP

Rich Razzleberry, Baja Breeze, Tangerine Tango & Jet Black StazOn

Big Shot, Cannery Set Framelits, Square Lattice Embossing Folder, Punches: Large Oval & Scallop Oval, Rich Razzleberry ¼” Stitched Grosgrain Ribbon, Basic Pearls & Stampin’ Dimensionals©

Here's a photo of Becky (on the left) and Joyce (on the right). I hope you both had a great birthday! Thank you so much for being a huge part of my Stampin' Up! family:) Love to you both!

Please come back tomorrow to see the card that I made for Joyce using the Owl Occasions stamp set!

Thanks for visiting my blog and I hope you have a great day!

Saturday, September 15, 2012

Googly Ghouls

Hello Stamp Friends!

Today I would like to share a couple projects made with the "Googly Ghouls" stamp set. First, is a quick and easy card that I made. I saw the most adorable bags on the Late Night Stampers Demo Only Yahoo group by starzlmom28. If you belong to that group, you can click on her name and you'll have to sign in to see the bags.

I decided to change it into a card. I started with a Tangerine Tango card base and then I ran my basic black layer through the Big Shot using the Spider Web embossing folder. I wanted to add some sparkle to it, so it would stand out more. I filled my Stampin' Spritzer bottle about 80% full with rubbing alcohol. Then I added about 4 drops of the Frost White Shimmer Paint and after putting the lid on tight, I shook it really well. I then laid down some of the brown paper that comes in our Stampin' Up! orders and sprayed it a few times (until it was covered) and let it dry.

Next, I stamped my bat and I cut him out, because I wanted extra dimension. He is put on with a Stampin' Dimensional. I used one of the round tags from the Ghoulish Goolies Designer Kit. I love how it fits perfectly inside the 2 3/8" scallop circle. I put Stampin' Dimensionals between the scallop circle and the tag. My scallop was put on with Snail Adhesive. Then I added the Googly Eyes. That bat is just too cute!

For my "BOOOO" sentiment, I stamped it on a piece of white card stock that I had previously cut out using the Itty Bitty Banners framlits. I knew I'd probably be using these a lot, so I cut out a bunch and put them in a left over embellishment container. I then cut a couple small pieces of ribbon and folded them over, cutting off the ends and stuck them to the bottom of the sentiment with glue dots. Then I put it on with dimensionals and added the Googly Eyes. I thought this would be a nice card for a kid.

Next, I had to share a project that we made at my upline's house using the same stamp set. This time we used the witch and spider images from the stamp set. Isn't this darling?

I love everything about this! That little pinwheel couldn't be cuter and I love the cotton ribbon tied around the handle and the way she tied on the spider tag with Linen Thread. I do have the most amazing upline!

I'm sitting here in a very quiet house. Both of my boys had a sleepover at the neighbors house last night and my hubby went shopping. I could hear a pin drop in here. I have a couple birthday cards I need to make, so I better take advantage of this quiet.

Thanks so much for stopping by and I hope you have a great day!