Sunday, May 27, 2012

New Ink Pads and In-Colors

I just couldn't wait to get my hands on the new ink pads that so many people have been raving about. Well, after I tried it out myself, I was in LOVE! My stamping experience has jumped up another level for me! There was no need to constantly tap to make sure you have inked your whole stamp. It's really an experience I can't describe until you try it!

Denise Sullivan, a fellow SU! demonstrator, had some make n takes for us this weekend to kick off the new 2012-2013 catalog. This card was made using the following products:

  • 2012-2014 In-colors (Raspberry Ripple, Summer starfruit, midnight muse, primrose petals, and gumball green)
  • Betsy's Blossoms stamp set
  • Apothecary Accents Framelits
  • 1/4" stitched grosgrain ribbon
  • Cardstock: whisper white, gumball green

 Shannon West with Stampin' UP has a great video for us to explain in detail these cool new ink pads!

If you're like me and are dying to know what the rave is about for the new catalog and ink pads, you must join me on Saturday, June 2nd @ 10am for a make n take and to get your own copy of the new Stampin' UP catalog. 

If you don't have a demonstrator to order your catalogs or products, you are welcome to go to the "demonstrator locator" on the Stampin UP website to find one nearest you or you are also welcome to choose me as your demonstrator.

Thanks for lookin'!

Monday, May 21, 2012

May Club projects

Our May stamp club ladies got together this past Saturday at my place to create what I believe to be one of the cutest projects we've put together! With the summer approaching closer and closer, it is fitting to use sunflowers this month.

We created a set of coasters using 4" tiles that you can purchase from your local hardware store. Just use a little staz-on ink to stamp your desired image and word onto the tile and VOILA!!! cute coasters, for any occasion or season! LOVE IT!!!

Add some felt bumpers to the bottom of your coaster to protect your surface.
to make the petals, I stamped a piece of so saffron CS with the sunflower stamp and then cut out about 13 narrow ovals, then glued them onto a 1 3/4" circle of so saffron. I then glued 13 more blank so saffron petals to the back of the 1 3/4" circle.

 The sunflower card shown above matched our coasters beautifully! This card was inspired by this month's Stampin' Success magazine (a monthly magazine exclusively for SU! demonstrators). The only one thing that is not from our SU! product line are the mini silver beads we glued onto the center of our sunflower. OH, and I also had to use my cricut to cut out the narrow ovals for the petals of the flower =o)

Fortunately, for all of us, most of the following products used to make these projects will be in the new 2012-2013 Stampin UP catalog which is soon to come out June 1st. 

For the Coasters:
o   Inks: black stazon
o   Stamp sets: sunflower (item 123606), Loving thoughts (retired from the occasions catalog)
--  Not Stampin UP: 4” square tiles from your local hardware store (I got mine from Lowes: “Agora Almond”), 3/8” felt bumpers, spray lacquer (I used Rustoleum crystal clear enamel)

 for the sunflower card:
o   Cardstock: crumb cake, so saffron, early espresso, very vanilla
o   DSP: First Edition
o   Stamps: Sunflower, tiny tags
o   Punches: 1 ¾” circle, 1” circle, ¾” circle, tiny tag
o   Inks: more mustard, early espresso, old olive (re-inker)
o   Crystal effects
o   Ribbon: old olive grosgrain, white twine
o   Not SU!: silver mini beads, cricut (for the petals of the sunflower)

*** Remember, you only have 2 weeks left to purchase your favorite stamp sets and accessories that are retiring by May 31st so get them ASAP!!!


Thursday, May 10, 2012

Outdoor Market

I'm really excited to announce my first experience to come......... On Saturday, May 12th I will have a table set up at the Firewheel mall in Garland, TX  to sell the card kits I put together to raise money for our adoption. I also will be promoting Stampin' UP's awesome products, which I used to make the cards I'm selling.

I will be having a "Make N Take" for people that would like to put a little something together along with a Door Prize drawing to win the 2011-2013 In-Color ink pad and card stock set! You really don't want to miss out on this, plus.... you will be supporting your fellow stamper!

Here's a peek at what the Make N Take will be..........hope you will like it! 

Saturday, May 5, 2012

Family Party Invitations

phew! I know it's been awhile since I've blogged. You'll have to pardon me......i was out of town on training for my job. But now I'm back and I have a card to show you.

I made this postcard for a family get-together we will be having for my husband's side of the family. It was one of those quick cards I put together but I enjoyed the way it turned out!

on the back of the postcard (not shown) I stamped the image from the "inviting" stamp set to give details about the family get together.

 I used the following products for this postcard:
  • petite pennants builder punch
  • modern label punch
  • party this way stamp set (Sale-a-bration)
  • Cardstock: crumb cake, whisper white
  • old olive grosgrain ribbon 
  • Inks: pacific point
  • Big Shot snow burst embossing folder
  • island indigo baker's twine
  • not stampin' up -- everyday expressions stamp set