Sunday, October 30, 2011

Candy Corn with Pennant Punch

Happy Halloween!  For this card, I layered Daffodil Delight and Pumpkin Pie card stock on top of Whisper White.  Then I used the Pennants Builder Punch to create the candy corn pieces.  I applied Crystal Effects to the top and let dry, leaving the candy corn with a glossy look.  The sentiment is from the Sweets for the Sweet stamp set.  I credit Susan Carlson, fellow Stampin' Up! demonstrator with the inspiration for this sweet card.

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Autumn Glory Craft Show

The last two weekends we have been busy with craft shows.  I forgot to take pictures at the Forest Festival, but I did remember at Autumn Glory.  Our crafts included tile magnets, stamped coasters, covered notebooks, pebble magnets, ornaments, and wooden crafts.   This was also a great weekend with my in-laws, whom I dearly love.  It was a good show and lots of fun. 

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Grid Scored with Gently Falling

Perfect for fall, this card uses the Gently Falling stamp set available in the Holiday Mini catalog.  My upline, Beth Ann, showed us how to make this card at our special stamp day.  I also demonstrated it at a recent workshop.  If you are interested in learning fun new techniques, such as how to use the Simply Scored tool to make a grid card, contact me to schedule your workshop!

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Simply Scored Christmas Ornaments

The Simply Scored tool is great for creating--and here are some more examples.  These Christmas ornaments were made using the Simply Scored tool to create rosettes, and the stamped images from the stamp sets Tags Til Christmas, Word Play, and Snow Globe (one of my retired favorite sets).

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Card Holder Box

This is one of my favorite new creations.  This box was designed to hold embossing folders for the Stampin' Up! Big Shot (have I mentioned you can get a FREE Big Shot this month when you sign up as a demonstrator?), but I find it perfect for keeping cards in too!  I recently carried my 25 card swaps and about 10 other projects in this box to share at our team meeting.  It worked great, and kept my swapped cards clean coming home too.  The best part, it's relatively easy to make, especially when you follow the directions provided by SU! demonstrator Tina Rappe in this video.

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Triple Treat Flower

I loved this stamp the moment I saw it in the Idea Book and Catalog, because of it's ability to create layers with coordinating punches!  I stamped the entire stamp in More Mustard and punched with the Fancy Flower punch.  Next, I used Night of Navy, Cajun Craze and Old Olive markers to color the inside star flower and punched with the 5-Petal Flower punch.  Finally, I colored the center with Cajun Craze and Night of Navy and punched with the 1/2" circle punch.  I used the 1/16" circle handheld punch to make a hole for the gold brad.  I'm finding these regal colors make fabulous fall cards, perfect for the season!

Stamped Tile Coasters

Stamps aren't just for cards--I also use them to make coasters for the craft shows in which we participate.  Here are a sample of 3 coasters made using the SU! stamp sets Crosses of Hope, Cottage Garden and Elements of Style.  Despite my determination to be completely prepared long in advance, I was scrambling to get everything done at the last minute.  Consequently, these pictures were taken late at night and not in the best lighting!

Gently Falling Team Meeting with Jan Wakeland Swap

My upline's upline, Kathy Hamrick recently hosted a team meeting with Jan Wakeland, an amazing SU! demonstrator and Founder's Circle member.  I was so honored to be a part of the special day, even if it was freezing cold!  We were inspired by Jan's talk, and by the numerous samples and swaps shared by fellow demonstrators.  Here is the card I swapped.  It was created using a two-step stamp set from the Holiday Mini Catalog, Gently Falling.  This stamp set is great for using coordinating colors, such as Certainly Celery and Old Olive, Riding Hood Red and Cherry Cobbler, and So Saffron and More Mustard.  Want to learn how to use it?  Contact me to schedule your workshop today!

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Free Stamp Set with two Simply Sent card kits

Are you a beginning stamper, looking to get creative?  Or, are you a busy stamper, with little time?  Then this is the perfect offer for you.  With the purchase of two Simply Sent card kits, you will get a FREE coordinating stamp set.  Click here to check out the kits--they come with the cards, envelopes and accessories to create 8 cards with each kit.  Then you can choose your free coordinating stamp set.  Shop online, email or call me with your order!

Saturday, October 1, 2011

FREE Big Shot!

That's right--you can get a FREE Big Shot when you sign up in October as a Stampin' Up! demonstrator!  If you've been wanting the Big Shot, or considering becoming a demonstrator, now is the perfect time.  You get the starter kit for $175 (a value of over $345 worth of stamp sets, card stock, ink, accessories, and business supplies-everything you need to start your new business).   Already have a Big Shot?  Get $100 worth of FREE product instead!  Contact me to get started! Plus, stay tuned over the next few days to hear more about October's fantastic promotions--or click here if you just can't wait to find out what they are!