Here is one of the cards that go with the tote that my girls made at Hostess Appreciation Night last Saturday! Thanks to Gretchen Barron for pointing out that the new Square Scallop Die for the Big Shot is perfect for making these cards. You can read her post and find directions on her blog here:
I don't have time to post the details of the card tonight, I am still pulling out and pricing stuff for our huge Stamp & Scrapbook Rummage Sale on Saturday and I am waaaay behind! I will post info later!
Here is a quick look at the project my girls made for Hostess Appreciation Night! I modified the template for the "totally tote" card bag and added some cute little cards made with a new Big Shot die. I will share more in my next post.
Don't forget to check out the Deal of the Week: (over on the right hand side)
On July 11th I had some wonderful ladies over for my catalog release party and then last night I had more wonderful ladies over for Hostess Appreciation Night. These are some of the gifts that I made for my special friends. I used the Matchbox Die for the Big Shot and made these cute little boxes filled with Hershey Nuggets. I embellished my boxes with the always present Beautiful Butterflies, also made with my Big Shot! How ever did we function before we all got the Big Shot? Anyway, this color combo was inspired by our awesome new DSP called "Cottage Wall" soon to be on everyone's wish list. I pulled out an old fave for the stamping part of this project, "Eastern Blooms". I love the blooming branch image from this set.
I think these little treat boxes look just lovely on my crystal garage sale find, don't you?
Last night was bittersweet as we said goodbye to one of our original Stamp Tramps, Sandra, as she is sitting out the next cycle of Stamp Club. We also bid adieu to Amelia, Kindra and Amanda. Stamp Club will not be the same without these girls, but sometimes life gets in the way of stamping...
We do give a big hello and welcome to Anita and Debbie, who will be joining us as new stamp club members in September, when we kick off our next cycle. I am so excited to add you ladies to our circle of stampers. We welcome you with rubber hugs!
Here is a little card I made one day to try out the color combo of Certainly Celery and Pale Plum. I absolutely love the "Great Friend" stamp set and I was so happy to see that it made it from the mini catalog to the new 2009/10 Catalog. The words are from "Stem Sayings" and they go perfect with my butterfly that is fluttering across the card. This card does not take a lot of product yet it is very pretty. Speaking of great friends, tomorrow night is my annual Hostess Appreciation Night for all of my stamp club members and workshop hostesses from the past year. These ladies are great friends to me and I appreciate every single one. After we eat dinner and dessert, we will make a special project, give away some prizes and then have our Mystery Hostess drawing. I have made some special gifts for these ladies and I will share them with you later this weekend. Got to get busy now!
Here is a card that I made and then rejected for the MISS June Swap. I thought it was a little flat (not enough dimension to it) so it went into the give away pile. Yes, I actually give the cards that I make....unlike some stampers that cannot part with them. I like this card, but I wanted to wow my fellow swappers with something more.
Stamps: Friends 24-7, Friendly Words Wheel
Card stock: Crushed Curry, Rich Razzleberry, Whisper White
DSP: Razzleberry Lemonade
Ink: Crushed Curry, Rich Razzleberry
Accessories: Rich Razzleberry Polka Dotted Ribbon, Mini Library Clip
Card above made by Meghan Smith (she's only 13..impressive, huh?)
Card above by Jenna Cotton (love the soft colors)
Card above by Barbara Jean Smith (it's a really cute stairstep card)
Card above by Cindy Garner (love the bold colors and the wheels!)
These lovely cards were all made by members of the MISS June Swap Group, hosted by Jeanna Bohanon of Las Vegas. Thanks Jeanna, for offering this awesome swap! Check back for swaps from the "Friendly Words" category!
This is one of my swaps for Jeanna Bohanon's MISS June Swap last month. I signed up for two groups:
"Loads of Love" and "Friendly Words". I will be sharing some of the gorgeous swaps that I have received in future posts. I have to tell you (and I probably already have), but the MISS swaps group is the best swap group that I have been a part of yet! Such talented and meticulous ladies!
Stamp Set: Loads of Love
Card stock: Rich Razzleberry, Crushed Curry, Melon Mambo, Whisper White
Ink: Basic Black, Rich Razzleberry
Markers: Rich Razzleberry, Crushed Curry, Melon Mambo, Basic Black
DSP: Razzleberry Lemonade
Tools: 1 1/4" & 1 3/8" Circle Punches, Circle Scallop Punch, Flower Trio Punch, Paper Piercer and Mat, Large Scallop Die for Big Shot
So I decided to pull out an old favorite that just does not get used often enough. "Eastern Blooms" is such a nice stamp set and I guess I was so use to pairing it up with the Old Olive/Choc Chip/Pumpkin Pie color combo from the matching DSP from last year that I got a bit burnt out on it. BUT NOT ANYMORE!!! I was inspired by this gorgeous swap that I saw on Patty Bennetts Blog:
It was made by Mary Polcin (you might know her as the first SU! demo to reach a Million $ in sales.) I love how she paired up Kraft with the new Rich Razzleberry. I love how the large flower came out with the Razzleberry ink stamped on the same color card stock. I used a pencil to curl the edges of the flower and it added just the perfect touch. Can you believe that I made a card without glitter?
Stamp set: Eastern Blooms, Teeny Tiny Words
Cardstock: Kraft, Whisper White, Rich Razzleberry
Ink: Rich Razzleberry, Soft Suede, Whisper White Craft, White Gel Pen
I am lovin' the new 2009-2010 In Colors! Check out how rich and vibrant they are. Here we have Rich Razzleberry, Melon Mambo, and Crushed Curry. These colors also happen to be the combo for my new favorite DSP: Razzleberry Lemonade. You can see that I used a couple of strips of it on this card. Wanna know a secret? This is one of the swaps that I will be taking to convention in August. I am so excited to be able to swap with so many other demonstrators and I am sure that I will know a few of them from my online stamping groups as well as the many, many blogs that I frequently look at. So if you are going to convention, maybe you and I will be swapping cards!
Here are a couple of Ruby's samples from May Stamp Camp! I love the vibrancy of the colors! She actually stamped the images on colored cardstock with versamark and then embossed them with black embossing powder to make them stand out more. Then she added details with markers and the white gel pen.
Today I am sharing a few pics from our Spring Stamp-a-rama (or what we like to call Stamp Camp). We held this in Modesto on the first Saturday in May and it was a huge success. 10 projects, door prizes, grand prizes and lots of display items. Here is the Cookie/Brownie Bouquet that my BFF Ruby made for the occasion. She was kind enough to donate it for one of the prizes.
You can see the lucky winner below!
Here is a picture of our Door Prize table. These lovely prizes were made by the participatingdemonstrators and EVERY camper received a prize of their own. They love to receive a cute handmade item and it provides them with a sample project that they can take home and duplicate.
Here is my sisterfriend Ruby....this was her first stamp camp and she did an awesome job! The campers loved her project and the display samples that she made. She is such an outgoing, talented person, I knew she would be a perfect demonstrator. She is pictured here with one of our loyal campers that comes to all of our events. Such a sweet lady. In my next post, I will share some of the samples from Ruby's display board.
Hello stampers! Here is one of the make and take projects from a workshop that my friends, Sandra & Amelia hosted together. We actually made 3 cards, but 2 of them used the same layout. This card and Ruby's "Just Beachy" card (see below) utilize the same basic setup. The guests really liked making 2 cards with the same layout because it was easy for them to make it the second time and they could also observe how you can just change out colors and patterns to get a totally different look.
The card above features "Just Buzzin' By" and the color combo is Rose Red, Regal Rose and Kiwi Kiss. We added a small strip of the now retired "Raspberry Tart" DSP and finished it off with embellishments made with the small oval punch and some brads. The ladies loved adding the bling to their cards with glitter and some even blinged up their fish as well.
So here are the cards that coordinate with the boxes from the previous post. They are very easy! Got this idea from my upline, Kim. After cutting your Whisper White cards stock into standard card size, you run them thru your Big Shot using the Texturz Plates to emboss them. You do the same with the envelopes and it makes for a very cool look, but kind of hard to photograph. I ran my colored card stock thru the BS again, this time using the Beautiful Butterfies Die and then added my sentiments using the Oval All stamp set and the Large Oval and Scalloped Oval Punches. Very simple and only takes a minute to make each card. You will see a very colorful variation of these boxes and cards coming soon! Now for the super exciting news.....the catties are here....WOOHOO!!! I am having a catalog release party on the 11th but if you would like yours early so you can drool over all of the pretties, let me know and I will get it to you ASAP! You can also click the links at the right hand side of my blog to go directly to my store to browse or shop. I am also happy to say that we have a new Decor Elements catalog, but we have changed the name to Definitely Decorative. The cover itself is gorgeous! Click on that link to check out the new home decor items.
Also, for the month of July there will be a special item on sale each week, hence the name "Deal of the Week" You will find the link in the upper left hand corner of this page. This week's deal is a great savings on the scalloped edge punch, check it out!
Don't forget, if you have been considering signing up to become a SU! demonstrator, July is a great time to do it! You can get a very special Starter Kit for just $85.00. It features the 2009-2010 In-Colors and some really awesome accessories. Contact me for more info. My downline team and I have some very special events planned for this next year, so if you would like to be a part, take advantage of this offer. You can get paid to do what you love!
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