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Monday, October 31, 2011

FREE Big Shot Promotion EXTENDED!!!!!

That's Right! Stampin' Up! has announced that they have extended the Starter Kit Bonus Offer of a FREE Big Shot (or $100 in FREE products) through November 11th!!!!  And my offer of a FREE Top Note Die (or die of your choice of equal value) is also continuing through November 11th.   When you join the Stampin' Up! family now, you get over $400 in products for $175 and no obligation to purchase more until the end of March.   Find out more, just give me a call.

Today's Card, coffee and Cake....Is actually a card and a gift.   I got the idea from my friend, Michele Deslandes, a Stampin' Up! Demo I met last year when we roomed together at Leadership in Nashville, TN.  --- That is probably the Number 1 benefit to being a Stampin' Up! demonstrator...all the friendships you form while attending Stampin' Up! Events, thru Stampin' Up! Exclusive Websites and Groups.  Anyhoo.  She posted a video on how to make a Double Pocket Card.   Yes, there are several versions of this card out there, but this was the easiest I have ever done.   Maybe I will make a video on how to do this card too.   SO be on the lookout...  In the meantime, here is my card:

 I used the Holly Berry Bouquet DSP that is in the Holiday Mini Catalog, and all the colors used were predetermined by the colors that Stampin' Up! chose to put together in these DSP sheets in this package...  How many times do you get some scrap booking papers and can't mach up colors with the  embellishments, coordinating papers and card stock?  Not so with Stampin' Up!'s DSPs.  They have done the hard work for you.

Want to know how to make this card?  Stay Tuned, a video will be coming soon.   

Sunday, October 30, 2011

Club Cards - October

Forgot to post the pictures of the cards that everyone made at Stamp Club this month.   The first one uses the set, Charming.   The base card is Chocolate chip, layered on top with Wild Wasabi, that was embossed with the stripes embossing folder and the top, Holly Berry Bouquet DSP from the Holiday Mini. The stamped image is on Very Vanilla, backed by Real Red and Chocolate chip card stocks.  The three punched flowers on top in real red, cherry cobbler and so saffron card stock with the Itty Bitty Shapes punch.   Isn't it amazing how all those colors coordinate well together?   Well, I sure didn't come up with them.....Stampin' Up! did --- All their Designer Series Paper (DSP) have all the colors in the package of papers listed, SO EASY to figure out your card stock and ink colors to use with it...or even without the DSP.   It's like a magic color coordinator.  Saves me tons of time.  I added some Victorian crochet ribbon to hide where the DSP and wild wasabi card stock meet, cause I am sure it is not straight.......

I stamped the background of words in crumb cake ink, then the flower stamp is in Wild Wasabi, the punched flowers on top and I added some bling with the Rhinestones.  The greeting is in Chocolate Chip Ink. 


The next card is SO SO Easy.  I ran a Not Quite Navy card stock card thru the Big Shot with the snowburst embossing folder to create the background.   Using direct to paper, ran the basic gray ink pad over the embossed area to give some texture on the embossed area.   I stamped the words in a shape of a star from the set, The Sounding Joy with Baja Breeze ink, then I inked up the Joy stamp in versamark and embossed with Pewter embossing powder, heat set.  Wrapped white organza ribbon around the card, I did use dimensionals under the stamped image to pop it up a bit.  Using dimensional just adds some dimension to a card and really "Pops" the image up.  Try them, they are one of the cheapest items in the catalog.... For $3.95, add shipping and tax, comes to $4.61, then divide that by 300 and it comes to a bit more than a penny each.  That doesn't even count the outside border, so you really get more AND not like the imitations in stores, there is no spaces in between each one AND they are easier to remove from the pack and use on your project. 


Last Day to Get a FREE Big Shot!

Tomorrow, Oct 31st, Halloween and you don't have to do tricks for this one!!! is the last day to get a FREE Big Shot as one of the benefits of being a Stampin' Up! demonstrator.    Sign up as a demonstrator thru my website... it is so easy and I will give you the #1 selling die...The Top Note die.....for FREE as my TREAT. Already have it? I will give you another one, of your choice, same $ value or less. Have questions, Give me a Call

Card, Coffee and Cake *** New Day. Starting this month, the Card, Coffee & Cake (CC&C) will take place on Mondays. The next few dates are: TOMORROW, Monday, Oct 31st,   and Nov dates are Monday, Nov 14t, and Nov 28th. Time for all dates is 10am - 12 noon and cost for each date is $5, which includes coffee, tea or soda, water and homemade cake and a card. Just RSVP by 7pm the evening prior and bring your favorite adhesive, all other supplies are included.
Christmas Card Stamp a Stack - Saturday, Nov 5th, 10am - 1pm and again 7p - 10p. In this class you will make a total of 16 cards, with envelopes using a variety of Christmas stamp sets and accessories. I will have oodles of card samples on display for additional inspiration, so bring your cameras. There will be door prizes every hour and lots of freebies. Cost is $25 and just $20 with an order of $25 (before shipping & tax). RSVP with payment no later than Nov 1st so that I will have enough supplies for each of you. You will need to bring scissors, bone folder (if you use one) and your favorite adhesive.


Stamp Club - Nov 18th, 7pm and Nov 20th - 1pm - For a $15 order (before shipping and tax) come and make 2 projects. When the total party order is totalled, names will be drawn from those placing orders for the hostess benefits. Need to bring your favorite adhesive and scissors.  Please RSVP which date you will be attending....
The next Session of Stamp Club Sign ups are starting now and the club dates will start in January and go thru October. Cost is a $20 order (before shipping and tax) each month Jan - Oct. There will be 10 members of the club and each month a different member of the club will be the hostess and receive all the hostess benefits. These club dates are the 3rd Sunday and 3rd Friday each month. If I need to change the date, I will give several dates to make up for changing the date.
Do you think this might be for you?       Have questions?  Don't hesitate to contact me.  

Monday, October 3, 2011

Quick and Easy Card

Just playing around tonight while watching the Ravens!!!! and the Jets game....GO RAVENS!!!

I need to make a simple quick and easy card to take to a Assisted Living place the end of the month.   I am going to start volunteering there once a month.   I plan on contacting another Nursing Home tomorrow to set up a Stamp Date.  

Here is the card:

Simple but changing colors, we'll see how that goes...  The card is Naturals White card stock, and I stamp the leaf images from French Foliage in Always Artichoke, Cajun Craze, More Mustard, Soft Suede and the little bubbles from that set, I stamped those in Baja Breeze and stamped off first.
The sentiment is from the set, Sincere Salutations, in my humble opinion, is a must have set.  Cleaning the stamps almost took as long as stamping the card.  I will try and remember to take pictures of the ladies making these cards and let you know how it works out.



My daughter, Christine is pregnant with her first child, our 3rd grandchild, but our FIRST granddaughter.   She had a emergency procedure performed back in August and has been on bed rest since!!!!  I went to visit her yesterday and we asked if she wanted me to get her lunch/dinner or anything....She said...WELL, I could go for a Wendy's Bacon Cheeseburger...So since she is now a little time out of bed, we went to Wendy's.   This was the best Wendy's experience fact I can't remember any fast food place that was even close.   The guy at the counter, Brent was superb and helped me make a decision on drinks, and went out of his way to take some coffees to ladies in the dining area.  Everyone there was pleasant, greeted you with a smile. 

Here is a picture of Christine....and Rachel...OK, Christine, back to bed, we don't Rachel coming too early.