Monday, August 31, 2009

Janet and Build a Bear

Have you heard? Stampin' Up! has an exclusive contract with Build a Bear and starting tomorrow will we have build a bear stamps and die cuts. Are you to excited. I am!!!!
Happy stampin'

Sunday, August 30, 2009

Shelli and me at convention 2009

Stampin' Up's co-founder and ceo Shelli Gardner and yours truly at Stampin' Up! convention 2009. Yes, I am as tired as I look. This puppy doesn't get up and out the door before 8 am. Convention was so wonderful and look at the cool jacket I bought.
Happy Stampin'

Saturday, August 29, 2009

Promotion to Supervisor

Look what I got in the mail today. Exciting isn't it. Life is good, and stampin' is better.
Happy Stampin'

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Always Anniversary Card

This is the anniversary card I gave to my DH on our Anniversary last week.
All Supplies Stampin' Up! unless noted
Stamps: Always
Inks: Not Quite Navy
Paper: Not Quite Navy, Very Vanilla, Bashful Blue, Nouveau Chic dsp
Accessories: Big Shot, Texture Plate Kit #4, 1/4" Night of Navy grosgrain ribbon, Small and Large oval punches, Scallop border punch, Rich Regals Brads, Clear embossing powder, Stampin' Sponges, Stampin' dimensionals
Happy Stampin'

Welcome T.J. Thompson and Rochelle to my team

I would like to welcome T.J. (Richard) Thompson and his wife Rochelle to my group. They signed up as a team, T.J. is the demonstrator and Rochelle, is his supporting spouse. I am so excited to have both of you.

Happy Stampin'

Convention recuiting challenge

Stampin' Up! issued the 3000 demonstrators a challenge at convention. If we (as a group) recuited 1500 new demonstrators before the end of August, we would receive the new My Digital Studio for half price. If we reached 3000, we would get it FREE! As of August 25th we have 580 new demonstrators, we have a way to go but it is not impossible. I challenge the 2999 other demonstrators out there to get busy and get your recruits signed up NOW, before the $85.00 special ends. It is a win win situation. They win buy getting started with Stampin' Up! for only $85.00 and we win by getting a better price on the My Digital Studio!!! (This promotion only applies to those in attendance in Salt Lake City for convention 2009. So far I have three that are signed and should have one more before the end of the month. If everyone signed up just one, we would reach our goal to get it free. Share what you love with others, they just might be waiting for you to offer them the opportunity. You love it, why shouldn't they.

If you are not a Stampin' Up! demonstrator and would like to take advantage of the $85.00 kit, and join the most AWESOME stamp company around, contact me. I would love to answer your questions and have you as a part of my team.

Happy Stampin'

Nature Silhouettes

Today is my honeys birthday, Happy Birthday Joe!. This is the card I made for him. I tried something new and not only stamped tone on tone the messages inside, but also used the same marker to write my messages (sorry it didn't scan well- but you get the idea.)
All supplies Stampin' Up!
Stamps: Nature Silhouttes, Upsy Daisy and On Your Birthday
Ink: Black craft, Sage Shadow and Apricot Appeal Classic
Paper: Nouveau Chic DSP, Basic Black, Sage Shadow and Glossy White
Accessories: Modern Label Punch, dimensionals, Sage Shadow 1/4" grosgrain ribbon, Stampin' sponges and daubers, Black embossing powder, Full Heart and 1 1/4" circle punches (to make templates for sponging)
I have the new Movers and shapers dies, that make the larger modern label punch, but for the life of me, I cannot figure out what I have done with them. So I punched two Sage Shadow pieces and cut one in half vertically and one horizontally. Then I added each piece one at a time to the back of the Glossy White piece offsetting the Sage Shadow 1/8". You cannot really tell that it is 4 separate pieces. This works with most of our punches.
Happy Stampin'

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

added Build a Bear stamp to inside of card

This is the inside of the card (link below) that I previously posted. I left the wording blank because I was waiting to get the "Beary Nice Wishes" stamp set from our exclusive Build a Bear collections of stamps and die cuts. I think it is beary, beary perfect for this card

Punch Bear instruction sheet

Don't you just love this bear. Here is the page for our punch book showing which punches to use and what alterations need to be made to them. To view the card we made using this bear visit the link below. This card is part of my September 7th stamp camp. Check my calendar for more details.

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Welcome new team members

I would like to welcome to my team:

Rhea Anderson, July 17th
Jennifer Stufflebeam, August 3rd
Tina Rucker, August 14th
Cookie Williams, August 17th.

The $85.00 mini starter kit promotions ends August 31st. Contact me today to join Stampin' Up! and become a member of my team, while this outstanding opportunity is still available.

Happy Stampin'

Friday, August 14, 2009

Framed "Inspired by Nature"

August stamp camp project. I am providing the frame with this project. If you live in the Charleston, Summerville, South Carolina area, and are interested in attending a stamp camp or hostessing a gathering, check out my calendar for dates, or email me.
I wish I could say I came up with this idea, but I belong to a local stamp club and this was the project Judy Graham had us do when it was her month to host club. Thanks Judy for such a great project.
I added different stamps to the bottom of picture, since she did not used Stampin' Up! stamps for that portion of her project. I also added the bee.
All supplies Stampin Up! unless noted
Stamps: Inspired by Nature, Blooming Beautiful (bee), Pocket Silhouettes
Inks: Green Galore, Bashful Blue, Basic Black and versamarker
Stampin' Write Markers: Garden Green, Rich Razzleberry, Mellon Mambo, So Saffron, Gable Green, Certainly Celery, Regal Rose, Lavender Lace, Lovely Lilac and Barely Banana
Paper: Whisper White
Accessories: Iridescent Ice Emboss Powder, frame- store purchase

Perfect Details Stampin' Up! exclusive Texturz die

August stamp camp projects continued.

I just had to play with the new exclusive texturz die, since a received a really cute card in at swap at convention. Here is Donna and my versions of Cindy Fodor's card. Thank you Cindy for the great swap.

All supplies Stampin' Up!

Top card: Thoughts and prayers, Fun and Fast notes
Bottom card: Thoughts and prayers, Forest Friends and Pocket Silhouettees (grass)

Top card:Bashful Blue, Certainly Celery, Basic Brown, Regal Rose and Apricot Appeal
Bottom card: Bashful Blue, Certainly Celery Creamy Caramel

Paper: Bashful Blue, Certainly Celery, Regal Rose and Whisper White.

Accessories: Perfect Details Stampin' Up! exclusive texturz die, Regal Rose 5/8" Grosgrain ribbon, dimensionals (top card) Ice Circle Brads (top card), aqua painter (top card)

More projects for August Stamp camp

Medallion card:
All supplies Stampin' Up!

Stamps: Medallion background stamp, Wanted, Heard from the Heart

Ink: Pale Plum, Rich Razzleberry, Certainly Celery

Paper: Rich Razzleberry, Certainly Celery, Pale Plum

Accessories: Pretties kit, Sponge Daubers, Rich Razzleberry Polka Dot grosgrain ribbon, Eyelet border punch, mini glue dot, Stampin' sponges

Notes: Medallion inked with Pale Plum, I then added Rich Razzleberry using the sponge dauber. Flower from Pretties Kit dyed by using Rich Razzleberrry and Spong Dauber. Half pearl also from Pretties Kit, attached with mini glue dot. Both inside and out where sponged in Rich Razzleberry. Small flower from Wanted inked in Rich Razzleberry, stamped off twice then added to center of medallion on inside of card. Certainly Celery cardstock also sponged.

Thank you Sandi Maciver for inspiration for this card. To see Sandi's card visit:

August stamp camp projects

More Stamp camp projects for Saturday morning, August 15, and Monday evening, August 17, 2009
Inside of card

Janet's Medallion card:

Stamps: Medallion background and Razzle Dazzle stamp set.

Paper: Elegant Eggplant, Whisper White

Ink: Encore Silver, Stampin Write Markers: Mellow Moss, Almost Amythyst, Elegant Eggplant.

Accessories: Iridescent Ice Embossing Powder, Big Shot, Clear Bigz Circle Die, Modern Label punch, White Organza ribbon, glue dot, Stampin Sponges, Air gun

Changes for 2nd (Donna's) card: Markers, Pale Plum, Elegant Eggplant and Green Galore. White Taffeta ribbon.

See this post for the "Look Here" project that will also be done at the August stamp camp.

Thursday, August 13, 2009

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