Wednesday, February 25, 2009
Monday, February 23, 2009
Friday, February 20, 2009
There is a brand new sketch challenge at Stamps Paper Glitter! Kerin Sylvester's blog. Since I was stumped for inspiration I decided to play along.
Recipe: God's Beauty Hostess Level 1 Stamp Set, Echos of Kindness Hostess Level 2 Stamp Set, Cameo Coral, Certainly Celery, Very Vanilla, Shimmery White and Sahara Sand cardstock, Delicate Dots DSP from Sale-a-bration, Black StazOn and Sahara Sand Ink, Blush Blossom, Cameo Coral, Pretty in Pink, Regal Rose, Old Olive, Garden Green, Certainly Celery Markers, Dimensionals, Dazzling Diamonds, Copper Brads, Crop-a-dile, Oval Punches, Textures Plates Backgrounds # 1-Damask, stampin' sponge
Thursday, February 19, 2009
Wednesday, February 18, 2009
Recipe: God's Beauty Stamp Set, So Saffron, Certainly Celery, Sahara Sand, and Whisper White Cardstock, So Saffron, Certainly Celery, Basic Black and Black StazOn, Baja Breeze Ink, Blender Pen, Bashful Blue and Almost Amethyst Marker, Sale-A Bration Delicate Dots DSP, So Saffron Grograin Ribbon (SAB), Eyelet Border Punch, Scallop Border Punch, Paper Piercer, Dazzling Diamonds Glitter, Dimensionals
Tuesday, February 17, 2009
I finally got around to mounting all of my new stamps over the weekend. Here is a card that I made using the Hostess Level 1 Stamp Set, God's Beauty. Of course, I had to stamp a whole sheet of butterflies and colored them in, then I cut them all out while I was watching my All My Children Marathon. So you can pretty much expect to see more butterlies this week from me. :0)
The picture came out a little dark so it is hard to tell that I used the new Textures Plate Backgrounds # 1 (Flourishes seams to be my favorite so far). I also used my new Parisian Breeze DSP and used my Valet Ribbon Originals to make my first ever faux bow! I really like that trick because I am horrible at tying bows. I popped up one of the flowers and the butterfly on dimensionals to add some depth and I glittered the middle of the flowers and the center and lower edges of the butterfly to add some sparkle (I am a firm beliver that every card needs a little glitter). Hope you like it!
Recipe: God's Beauty Stamp Set, Almost Amethyst, Whisper White, Baja Breeze Cardstock, Parisian Breeze DSP, Valet Ribbon Originals, Ice Rhinestone Brad, Oval Punches, Black Staz On Ink, Old Olive, Certainly Celery, Orchid Opulence, Almost Amethyset, Pretty in Pink, Blush Blossom Markers, Textures Plates Background #1 for BigShot.
Sunday, February 15, 2009
Recipe: Love You Much Stamp Set, Perfect Fit wheel, Cheers to You Stamp Set, Basic Black and Glorious Green ink, Certainly Celery Creamy Caramel, and Glorious Green Markers, Whisper White Cardstock, Basic Black Cardstock, Filigree Brad, Ice Rhinestone Brad, Certainly Celery SAB ribbon bundle, Dazzling Diamonds, Dimensionals
Sorry I am posting so late but my mom commandeered my computer for her taxes. I am all excited about my birthday coming up, I was born on St. Patrick's Day. I also finally received my Love You Much Stamp set, although just a little too late to make any more Valentine's cards so here is a card in honor of my birthday!!!
Friday, February 13, 2009
Here is the inspiration picture again:
Thursday, February 12, 2009
Recipe: Friends 24-7 Stamp Set, Baja Breeze, Very Vanilla and Kraft Cardstock, Parisian Breeze DSP, Baja Breeze Ink, Black Ink, Creamy Caramel Ink, Green Galore and Certainly Celery Markers, Blender Pen, Kraft Taffeta Ribbon, Kraft Corduroy Buttons, BigShot Top Note Bigz Die, Textures Plate Background #1 Flourishes for BigShot, Dimensionals, Eyelet Border Punch, stampin' sponge
As they say on Cribs, this is where the "Magic" happens!
Wednesday, February 11, 2009
Recipe: Polkadot Punches SAB Stamp Set, Congrats SAB Stamp Set, Rose Red Ink, Pretty in Pink Cardstock, Rose Red Cardstock, Bella Rose DSP, Delicate Dots DSP, Kraft Taffeta Ribbon, Scallop Edge Punch, Paper Piercer, Mat Pack, Pewter Hodgepodge Hardware, Corner Rounder Punch, Dimensionals
Tuesday, February 10, 2009
Make your next birthday celebration an event to remember when you gift your friend or loved one with this mouth-watering cupcake - themed card set!Date: 3/15/08
Time: 3-5pm or until
Location: my house
Please email me to sign up for this class: email@example.com
Supplies needed for these projects:
Stamps: Crazy for Cupcakes, On your Birthday
Inks: Basic Brown, Close to Cocoa, Pink Pirouette, So Saffron, Chocolate Chip, Regal Rose Classic inks, Optional: Close to Cocoa, Regal Rose WWC.
Paper: Sweet Always DP, Whisper White, Close to Cocoa, Chocolate Chip, Regal Rose, Pink Pirouette, Medium Whisper White envelopes
Accessories: Sticky strip, Snail adhesive, Stampin’ Dimensionals, 2-way glue pen,Crystal Effects, 1" Double - Stitched Chocolate Chip Grosgrain ribbon, 5/8" Regal Rose ribbon, Dazzling Diamonds glitter,silver brads, paper snips, 1/16” handheld circle punch, 1 ¼” circle punch, ticket corner punch,Key Tag punch, crimper (optional), blender pen, Stampin’ Scrub, Stampin’ Mist, paper trimmer & scoring blade, bone folder, Stamp-a-ma-jig,Uni-ball Signo gel pen,Embossing Buddy (optional) Stampin’ Sponges, pencil & ruler, Velcor circles
Class to Go: With any online purchase that includes the Crazy for Cupcakes Stamp Set (111618) $23.95 AND the On Your Birthday Stamp Set (111644) $33.95 - you will receive instructions on how to make these projects.
Monday, February 9, 2009
Sunday, February 8, 2009
Saturday, February 7, 2009
I also whipped up some cute little triangle treat boxes and stuffed them with Dove dark chocolate candy hearts. These are so quick and easy to make. 1 piece of 4"X8" cardstock, 5 scores/folds and some holes punched at the top to thread the ribbon through as a closure.
Friday, February 6, 2009
I get up before the sun to go to work in the city everyday. Well today as I was freezing at the bus stop I turned around and noticed the most beautiful sunrise. I don't think I have paid attention to the sunrise in quite a long time. I'm just not that coherent first thing in the morning. Go to bed at 2 and wake up at 5:45 and you are bound to be something of a zombie! lol!
I have decided to use this picture as a color inspiration to challenge myself to create something beautiful. If anyone would like to play along, email me a picture of your card and I will post them here :0) I will pick my favorite and will send a free SAB set to the winner. Deadline will be Friday 2/13 so at least we know something good will happen day.
Colors I think I see in the photo are- Pink Passion, Cameo Coral, Lovely Lilac, Elegant Eggplant
Feel free to experiment and do your own take on the colors....hope to see your work soon! Send submissions to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Thursday, February 5, 2009
Recipe: Stamps- Cupcakes wheel, Crazy for Cupcakes; Paper- Lovely Lilac, Whisper White, Basic Black; Ink- Lovely Lilac, Basic Black; Scallop Circle Punch, Scallop Edge Punch; Markers: Pretty in Pink, Only Orange, So Saffron, Yoyo Yellow, Gable Green, Bashful Blue, Lavender Lace, Rose Red, Dimensionals, covered the entire background in Dazzling Diamonds and Tombow Multi Adhesive
Recipe: Stamps- Flight of the Butterfly; Paper- Baja Breeze Cardstock, Bella Rose DSP, Whisper White Cardstock; Ink- Baja Breeze, Chocolate Chip, Versamark; Baja Breeze Doublestitched Grosgrain Ribbon, Dazzling Diamonds, 2- Way Glue Pen, (misc. Rhinestone Stickers), stampin sponges.
Recipe: Stamps- Polkadot Punches, Flight of the Butterfly, Love You Much; Paper- Pretty In Pink scrap negative from using the Swirly die in my Big Shot, Close to Cocoa, Bella Rose DSP, Rose Red, Pink Pirouette; Ink- Whisper White Craft Ink, Versamark, Dazzling Diamonds Glitter, 2 Way Glue Pen, Iridescent Ice Embossing Powder, White Embossing Powder
Please email me if you would like a copy of the complete February Newsletter!
Wednesday, February 4, 2009
Tuesday, February 3, 2009
Recipe For Him: Loads of Love Stamp Set
Tango Tangerine Cardstock, Tango Tangerine Classic Stampin Pad, Kiwi Kiss Classic Stampin Pad, Brilliant Blue Marker, Going Gray Marker, Basic Black Marker, Bashful Blue Marker, Patterns Pack Paper, Whisper White Cardstock, Top Note Die for Big Shot, Dauber, Blender Pens, Windsor Knot DSP, Circle punches 1-1/4", 1-3/8", 1-3/4", White Gel Pen, Chocolate Chip Twill Ribbon
Recipe For Her: Cupcakes wheel, Sincere Salutations
Basic Gray Cardstock, Pink Pirouette Textured Cardstock, Basic Black Cardstock, Whisper White Cardstock, Markers: Pretty in Pink, Only Orange, So Saffron, Yoyo Yellow, Gable Green, Bashful Blue, Lavender Lace, Rose Red, Dimensionals, Dazzling Diamonds, Quickie Glue Pen, Tombow Mono Multi Adhesive, ...it is hard to see in the picture but every other cupcake has mono multi glue and quickie glue so that the mono multi cupcakes are puffy and the quickie glue cupcakes are flat.
Here is the Recipe for this card:
Stamps Set- Always Stamp Set (113620; $28.95
Whisper White card stock: 3-1/8”X2-3/8” for stamping heart image (100730) $7.50 Riding Hood Red card stock: 2-1/4” X 4” scrap panel for Big Shot, 4” X 4” panel, 5-1/4X 1-1/2” panel, 2-5/8”X 3-3/8” panel for matting (111348) $5.50 Pink Pirouette In Color Textured card stock: 8-1/2" x 5-1/2" panel for card base(111345) $11.95
Bella Rose Designer Series Paper: 3-3/4”X 3-3/4” panel rose design and 1-1/4” X 5” checkered print design (112041) $9.95
Riding Hood Red Classic Stampin’ Pad (111836) $5.95
Accessories: Dazzling Diamonds Stampin’ Glitter (102023) $4.50
Fine Galaxy Glitter -Silver (114286) $13.95
Stampin' Pastels (105542) $24.95
2 way glue pen (100425) $3.50 (and Quickie Stick glue pen for fine details)
Stampin’ Dimensionals (104430) $3.95
Join In the Cheer decorative strip die for Big Shot (113452) $21.95
1. Stamp heart from Always Stamp Set onto White Cardstock and color in inner heart using pink pastels. Line accent points on flower with glue and sprinkle on Dazzling Diamonds Glitter and carefully shake off excess. Set aside to dry.
2. Fold Pretty in Pink panel into 5-1/2 X 4-1/4 card base.
3. Run Riding Hood Red panel through Big Shot using Join In the Cheer die. Trim off just the word Love. Cover lightly with glue and sprinkle with Fine Silver Glitter and carefully shake off excess. Set aside to dry.
4. Mat all panels onto Riding Hood Red mats.
5. Adhere Rose design panel on left section of card, Adhere checkered print patterned panel overtop of the rose panel.
6. Adhere Heart panel using dimensionals. Glue Love die cut onto left section of checkered print panel using 2-way glue pen.
Monday, February 2, 2009
***Did you know that with your first Stampin' Up! order as a demonstrator of $150.00, you will receive 30% OFF. Use this in conjunction with the current Sael-a-bration promotion to save even more money. You would get 3 Sale-a-bration products- free.***
Maybe you are just starting out or even have never stamped, but you want to start and you appreciate a good deal. The starter kit contains the basics for someone who has never stamped or is just starting out. You will receive over $300 in Stampin’ Up! supplies at 40% off!, with no shipping charges (local taxes apply).
You will also receive 30% OFF your first Stampin’ Up! order (of $150+ within the first 3 months) as a demonstrator and 20% OFF every future purchase as an active demonstrator. There are no further requirements… The Starter Kit is yours to keep. If you want to remain active as a demonstrator, you must simply sell or purchase $300.00 in product each quarter.
This is also for those of you who love stamping and live for a deal (20% OFF each purchase). Your hobby is maintained while receiving a great discount. It is easy to sell to family, or friends, and purchase items for yourself to keep yourself active as a demonstrator. This way you get a great discount on quality stamping products and get to share what you love to do with others.
Want it all?
As a career demonstrator, you’ll purchase Stampin’ Up! products at a discount, hold workshops, possibly maintain a website, and on top of everything else, earn income from your sales.
Here are just a few of the benefits of being a demo:
- See the new Stampin’ Up! catalogs first.
- Pre-order products before they are released to the general public
- Get the same deals as the customer promotions AND receive your 20% discount too!
Interested? Please contact me to answer any questions you have about becoming a demonstrator or about Stampin’ Up! in general. I would love to have you as part of our Super Stampinistas team. We have mothly meetings to talk business and new ideas and to play! Ready to start? You can sign up instantly by visting my Stampin' Up! website.
Urban Garden Stamp Set (112042) $9.95
Close As a Memory Stamp Set (114946) $20.95
Embrace Life Stamp Set (114958) $25.95
Very Vanilla Cardstock (101650) $7.50
Gable Green classic ink (101673) $5.95
Timber Brown Staz On ink (substitute jet black 101406 $7.95)
White Gel Pen (105021) $3.95
Stampin Sponges (101610) $3.50
Dimensionals (104430) $3.95
Top Note Bigz Die for the Big Shot(113463) $21.95
Sunday, February 1, 2009
Why is Sale-a-bration everyone's favorite time of year? FREE products! There are free stamps, ribbon, and Designer Series Paper available for anyone to earn!
Customers:Receive a free Sale-A-Bration product for every $50 purchase. There is no limit!
Hostesses:Receive 1 extra free Sale-A-Bration product with a $300 or more workshop, in addition to the normal hostess benefits. (2 extra for $600+ and 3 extra for $900+)
Recruits: Choose any retail stamp set (a value up to $47.95) from the current catalog when signing up during the promotion. Plus, get 15% off the regular $199 price of the Starter Kit--that's $335 worth of products for only $169.15 and free shipping. Now is the best time to sign up!
Card Above features the Polka Dot Punches Stamp Set, Sweet Always DSP, Scallop Border Punch, White Grosgrain, Tangerine Tango, Regal Rose, Pink Pirouette, and Rose Red Cardstock. White Craft Ink and Iridescent Ice Embossing Powder were used to stamp the heart.
Contact me to place an order, sign up, or order directly online at my Stampin' Up! website: michellehollings.stampinup.net.