Monday, February 9, 2015

Stampin' Up! Leadership 2015 - Orlando

Laura and I went to Leadership this year.  So fun as always!  We met up with Beverly and her daughter, Hope, some of the time, but mostly it was just us.

Manager's Reception was at Disney World this year in my favorite section of Disney's Hollywood Studios park!  We got a private showing of Fantasmic and then exclusive access to that corner of the park with the Aerosmith roller coaster and the Hollywood Tower of Terror rides.  Plus we had desserts, Disney characters, photos with Shelli, and a gift to take home.






Laura didn't ride the rides, and I didn't need to ride the insane roller coaster again...I rode it with my husband in 2005...once was enough for me.  The Tower of Terror ride, though, is my favorite ride in all of Disney World.  I rode it 3 times in a row!  I just wish we had 3 hours in the park instead of just 2.


Have a crafty week!




Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Prepaid Paper Pumpkin Kits Plus a Free Gift

Here's an easy way to get monthly Paper Pumpkin kits and a free gift of a Sale-a-Bration item:


During Sale-a-Bration, a 3-month prepaid subscription is just $54.85 (that's $5 off the regular price).

The greatness of this is that since it's over $50, you get a free Sale-a-Bration item too!

Skip to the fun for three months with all the stamps, ink, and paper ready to go for amazing papercrafting projects.  I have really enjoyed my subscription.  I also got a sneak peek of the next 2 months when I was at Leadership last weekend.  Two fun projects are coming up...they wouldn't let us take photos, so I'm looking forward to seeing mine when they arrive!  Here's 2 examples of past kits.





Here's the link to order the 3-month prepaid and get your free Sale-a-Bration item or click below.
Here's the link to sign up for monthly kits if you just want one month at a time.

Let Stampin' Up! do the cutting and prep work so you can skip to the fun!

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Valentine Fun Class

I had a couple of small classes to do these two Valentine's Day projects...a Sunday Class and my lunch-time class at work.

This is the Mini Treat Bag Thinlits Die.  I put tea bags in it, and added a clothespin to keep them in place (took photo before I thought of that).  The Thinlit is perfect sizing...it's 2 pieces, and the large piece cuts from a 6x6 piece of designer paper (I used Painted Blooms).  And since the smaller piece cuts a 3x6 piece of paper, you can maximize the bags using 12x12 paper without any waste.  By the way, the "for you" is included in the Thinlits along with an "enjoy" and several other fun pieces.

Then we decorated these cute Tiny Treat Boxes carried over from the Holiday catalog into the Occasions catalog.


So cute...I love these boxes.  The Blushing Bride roses are from the Artisan Embellishment Kit and the Calypso Coral ribbon is from the Sale-a-Bration button and ribbon pack.

Happy Valentine's Day!


Tuesday, January 27, 2015

So Sweet Valentine Card & Split Negative Technique

Here's one of the Valentine Cards I made for my clubs this month.  It could also be for a baby shower.

Colors: Pink Pirouette, Whisper White, and Strawberry Slush

My technique this month was Split Negative.  This is a new twist on getting this effect from how I was taught about 10 years ago.  I ran across it while searching for techniques to share.





Colors: Calypso Coral, Real Red, Basic Black, Whisper White

Featured Products:

  • You Plus Me stamp set
  • Hello Life stamp set
  • Happy Heart embossing folder
  • Glimmer Paper
  • Seam Binding Ribbon
  • Sweetheart Punch & Project Life Corner Punch
  • Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack - small heart punch
  • White and black embossing powder


Both of these cards were inspired from similar cards shared on our demonstrator site.  January is almost over!  Thank goodness...year end accounting close seemed extra challenging this year.  It's so nice to have breaks from all that overtime to enjoy sharing stamp projects with my club friends.

Happy Stampin'



Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Lotus Blossom - My Favorite Sale-a-Bration Stamp Set...So Far

I'm back to a semi-regular schedule after the holidays.  I hope everyone had a wonderful holiday with family and friends!

This is one of my club cards using the amazing Lotus Blossom set in the Sale-a-Bration catalog.


Colors: Perfect Plum, Elegant Eggplant, Lost Lagoon, Whisper White

It's a 3 step stamp, so you need 3 shades to keep all the detail of each stamp.  Experiment on scraps to make sure your color choices make the flower you envisioned.

For this one, I used:
Step 1 - Elegant Eggplant full strength
Step 2 - Elegant Eggplant stamped off once
Step 3 - Perfect Plum stamped off once

Stamp each image with the arrow included on the stamp in roughly the same direction to help you line it up as you look through the photopolymer.


Happy Stampin'