Thursday, December 31, 2009

Sale a bration sale starts January 5th.

The Sale-A-Bration promotion gives reason for everyone to celebrate!
Customers: Receive a free Sale-A-Bration product for every $50 purchase (before tax and shipping). They can also pick selected sets from the current catalog.
Hostesses: Receive a free Sale-A-Bration product for every $300 in workshop sales, in addition to our regular hostess benefits.

The products from the New Occasions Mini Catalog are available to order starting January 5th.

Cling Mounted Stamps

Starting with the new rubber stamps in these new catalogs, Stampin' Up is finally offering cling mounted Stamps. YEAH!!!!!! I've been a big fan of cling mounted on acrylic blocks versus wood mounted stamps. It is easier to position the image on your work plus they take less storage space.

New Punch Design

Also starting with the new 2010 Occasions Mini Catalog and continuing with all new punch designs going forward, Stampin' Up has adopted a new body style for our punches!

The new Scallop Trim Border punch is available in the Sale-A-Bration catalog so you could earn it for free. We will be playing with this decorative punch my next playdate.

Saturday, December 12, 2009

December make and takes

Normally on playdays I will do 3 make and takes. This month I only did 2, then we mass produced several cards to send to Operation Write Home Organization.

I love the sunrise in the background on this one. Finding the right sponge to work with makes doing it a lot easier. I use to use make up sponges, but it was hard getting pleasing results. I finally bought the sponges from Stampn' Up - much better results.

Here is a link from where I cased this card

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

November make and takes.

Here are the make and takes from my November playday.

I love the Patterned Pines stamp set with the white embossing.

The idea for this card came from the swaps that I got in October.

This pull out card was demonstrated at the SU Regionals. It looked a lot simplier, but for me getting the sides glued just right so that the pull out can go in and out smoothly is a bit tricky.

Stampn' Up Half Day Regional in Chattanooga

I had a blast at the SU Half Day Regional for demonstrators here in Chattanooga back in October. Swapping card fronts was like Trick or Treating on Halloween but better. I came home with a least 40 different ones. Several demonstrations were done and we got to do 3 make and takes all with the Berry Christmas stamp set we were given.

Thursday, October 22, 2009


Today I am going to the Stampin' Up half day regionals here in Chattanooga.

I have made card fronts to swap with other demonstrators.

On half of the fronts I used Night of Navy, but when I ran out of that color of cardstock, I used Not Quite Navy on the others. The other colors on the fronts are Kraft and Ruby Red. Stamps used are: Medallion and Warm Words. Here is my example of how to make the front into a card.

Thanks for looking!

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

October make and takes.

With it being October I wanted to do something Halloween. Since I don't have any Halloween rubber stamps we did a punch art card. Hopefully soon I will post the link where I found several ideas on punch art. (Just can't find it right now).

I cased this card for this one.

Here is the tutorial for working with acetate.

Monday, September 28, 2009


Find joy in the giving and receiving of handmade cards

It happens every day. You walk to the mailbox, pull out the mail and shuffle through a stack of ever-present bills and junk mail. But every once in a while, hiding among the dull and dreary envelopes, you find something that makes your heart beat a little faster and brings a smile to your face—someone has taken the time to send you a card. What a wonderful feeling!

In celebration of World Card Making Day on October 3, Stampin’ Up! demonstrators world-wide will hold stamping events all month long to create hand crafted cards and kick off the holiday card-making season. World Card Making Day is a celebration in the creativity of handmade cards and the personal connection that they create when given to others. It occurs the first Saturday in October each year, and card-making enthusiast of all skill levels and styles are encouraged to come together and share their creative passion for the art of card making.

Now in its fourth year, World Card Making Day, founded by Paper Crafts magazine, is an effort to “unite and celebrate the connection and creativity that is the heart of card making,” according to the World Card Making Day Web site. “Creating a handcrafted card brings a special kind of joy. There’s joy in the process of creating, as well as in giving and receiving handmade cards.”

Never made a card? As a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator, I would be happy to get you started in this immensely fulfilling hobby. Please join me on October 3, at 2:00.

Join with thousands of others this year to give someone a joyful surprise when they go to the mailbox!

Friday, September 25, 2009

Little Frankie

The Curly label punch is the same shape as the top note die cut, so I did a Little Frankie.

I also used 1/2 and 1/4 inch circle punches for the eyes. For the nose and side bolts I used the smallest arrow on the my way punch and cut off the tip.

For a great tutorial on how to do the big Frankie and several other characters go to Tammy's blog at Dream, Create and Share.

I think the next one I am going to try is the Santa Claus one. It is cool how she used dry embossing on the hair and beard.

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Witch Sack

I thought the Frankie sacks I had seen on several different paper craft web sites were so cute I had to make one. Both my daughters thought it was cute too. I showed Michelle a blog that had done the same thing with a bat, vampire and a Santa Claus theme. (Link to that blog )
Michelle decided she wanted to do a witch. If it was me wanting to do a witch, the first thing I would do is surf the web searching for someone's ideas of how to do a witch. Not Michelle, she is a lot more creative than I am. She sits down with pencil and paper and does a sketch, then proceeds to make her witch sack.

I am so proud of her! Here is what she used.
All Stampin' Up products unless noted.

Head: Top Note bigz die
Hair front and back: Top Note bigz die
Back panel in hair: Curly Label Punch
Ears: Butterfly punch
Nose: Modern Label Punch
Eyes: 1" and 3/4" circle punches.

The hat, band, bangs, and lips are all done free hand.

SU Paper colors are: Very Vanilla, Sahara Sand, Basic Black, Always Artichoke.

Thanks for looking!

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Donating cards.

As I have posted in a previous blog, I love to make cards, more cards than I will ever send out so I donate them to different causes. A couple of times I have sent cards in for the Cards for a Cause Challenge on Splitcoast Stampers. Julie who is the hostess for this challenge posted a video of the cards that were sent in for the month of August. I enjoyed seeing several of my cards that I sent in on her video. Here is a link to the video.

Here is the link to her blog for Compassionate Cards

And here is the link to the forum on Splitcoast Stampers.

September Workshop Cards

Normally I only do 3 projects on playdays at my house, but after getting the supplies ready for the above projects I started playing around with the Acetate and tissue technique and just had to share. Here is the link on Splitcoast stampers for the tutorial.

Thursday, August 27, 2009

August workshop cards.

Here are the make and takes from the August workshop.

This is a great tutorial/video on Splitcoast stampers on how to make this card.

Saturday, July 25, 2009

Stampin' Up workshop

I am excited about being a demonstrator for Stampin' Up. Since my sister Marie has been one for several years, I have never bothered to sign up. With so much other stuff on her mind these days, she has decided to let her status go inactive.

I will be hosting workshops with make and takes in my house almost monthly. My first workshop as demonstrator will be Saturday, August 1, 2009 at 1:00pm.

I would also love the opportunity to help you host rubber stamping parties in your home and you would receive the free stamps and supplies.

Sunday, March 29, 2009

Card Making Swap

On March 28th I hosted a card making swap. There were 8 ladies (including me) that brought supplies to make 8 projects on a design of their choosing. Everyone demonstrated their design and then everyone got a chance to make each project. In the end everyone left with 8 cards/projects and only 1 was their design.

Here are the cards that were demonstrated:

My card.

Marie C's card

Ady H's card

Jean H's card

Suzanne R's card

Wanda's card

Judy R's card

Judy S shared a beading project.

Random pictures of us at Card Making Swap