Sunday, March 27, 2011

50 Years

I am working on making an invitation for a small get together we will be having this summer to celebrate my grandparent's 50th wedding anniversary.  Here are some pictures I am working with to put on the invitation.  I thought they were really cute so I wanted to share.

 This is at their rehearsal dinner.

This was taken in December after they were married in June of 1961.

I am planning on CASEing this card, with a few alterations.  CASE stands for Copy And Share Everything - stampers are very good at this.

Monday, March 21, 2011

Welcome Baby Cards!!!

It seems like everyone I know is having babies!!!!  Here are some baby cards I have made recently:

 I have shared this card before, but I love the onesies - they are from Slice of Life - but the only way to get that set is to host a workshop between now and April 30th - sign up now!!!
I LOVE this cardChange up the colors and it works for a baby boy too!  The stamp set is called Fun & Fast Notes- it comes in the starter kit, it has 8 stamps that are perfect for most occasions.  I also used glimmer brads (Occasions mini - $4.95) for the wheels!!!  So fun and so easy!

And now - my new favorite!!!!  It is a diaper....with ruffles on the back!!!
I CASE'd this from my upline - click here to see her version (with a template)!

I used the Eyelet Border a lot on this one - I love that punch!!!  I also used the Top Note Die as the insert for the card - that die is so versatile!!!

If you are interested in making or buying baby cards, I would love to help!

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Personalized Luggage Tags

Look at this fabulous luggage tag I made at a class my upline offered!  I love it....and it was soooo easy too!  Here are directions from her blog. 

Here is the back side - I had to use pink somewhere!!

Starter Kit on SALE - GREAT TIME to Join!!!

If you have ever been interested in stamping and creating cards or scrapbooking this is a FABULOUS deal!  It is pretty much like getting some of the best supplies for HALF OFF!!!  This special price is only available until the end of the act fast and spread the word!!! 

You get ALL of this (over $300 worth of stuff) - for only $148.75 (FREE SHIPPING). PLUS a special bonus bundle worth over $50 (a Simply Sent kit and stamp set, Color Coach, AND a punch valued at $16.95 or less).

Pretty much everything is cutsomizable too!  You get to choose stamp sets, ink colors, etc.

Here are just a few of the perks and benefits you would receive by joining Stampin' Up!:

-Participation in the Summer Mini pre-order which starts April 1st (and all other pre-orders a month or more before the customer sales period, often with additional discounts)

- A special birthday discount, an extra 15% off one item! 

-20% off Stampin' Up! products

-Earn additional income (called a volume rebate) on your monthly sales of $400 or more...if you decide to host parties!

-Receive Stampin' Success magazine, an exclusive for demonstrators, which publishes monthly

-Earn free stamps with Stampin' Start, Sale-A-Bration and other promotions

 -Receive 30% off your first $150 order if placed within 45 days from your start date. - great time to invest in Big Shot

-Earn free hostess sets, and be able to purchase selected Hostess Sets with the release of the new catalog

- Get great ideas from our local demonstrator meetings (once a month), they also have great door prizes!! 

-Access to Stampin' Connection...Stampin' Up!'s official blog site where you can share ideas with thousands of other Stampin' Up! demonstrators, as well as benefit from video tutorials and projects!

You can also buy the starter kit just for ALL of the GREAT stuff!!!  That was my original reason for purchasing - but then I decided I wanted to continue to get ALL of the great BENEFITS!!!

Easy Steps to Sign Up:

1. Go to my website, click here.

2. Click "Start Your Own Business" in the top, right corner.

3. Click "Join Now" on the left side of the page.

4. Complete the agreement and make your choices!!! If you have any problems or questions, please contact me 903-521-4776.  It may be easier to choose your products with a hard copy of the catalog (I just used online version), so let me know if you are in my area and would like to borrow a catalog.

5. Welcome!!!

Thursday, March 17, 2011

March Demonstrator Meeting

Since I am still building my arsenal of Stampin' supplies I LOVE our monthly demonstrator meetings because I get to make stuff using other people's stamps!  This month we were focusing on My Digital Studio (MDS), the digital component to Stampin' Up! The cards we made are considered 'hybrid' cards - parts of the cards were created with MDS and then printed on photo paper (many people use Walgreens for that step).
The purple post it note holder was created with cardstock - and then instead of using regular Designer Series Paper - they were able to adjust the size and print it using MDS (notice how it is glossy?) - the rest of the post it holder uses traditional stamping supplies.  I gave this to Christa, as a hostess gift, at her workshop this past weekend.

The Happy Birthday Bingo card was also created using MDS.  The BINGO card itself was created with MDS and then printed, it is the perfect size to add to the front of a card.  The "traditional" elements of this card are the ruched seam binding and, it is hard to see in this picture but, the bottom right corner has an actual button adhered to  it.

If you are in the Tyler area and interested in attending one of our Demonstrator meetings EVERYONE is welcome!  We meet the 2nd Tuesday each month and it is $5...let me know if you would like more details.

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Getting Started with Sale-A-Bration

Are you interested in creating cards but not sure where to start?  Sale-A-Bration is a great time to get started - every $50 spent gives you a FREE stamp set (or paper/accessory).  To help you get started I've created a wonderful "Getting Started Pack." This card is an example of something you could create with the Getting Started Pack (colors are a little different and so is the ribbon - but it gives you A LOT more options).  The Getting Started Pack includes a FREE stamp set from SAB. The So Happy for You stamp set (see below) is great because it has a stamp for almost ALL occasions!         
Getting Started Pack
Getting Started Smooth Cardstock (2 each of 12 colors)  $6.95  120954
Getting Started Classic Stampin' Spots (11 'mini' inkpads) $21.95  119979
1" Circle Punch     $10.95    119868
1/4" Whisper White Ribbon (15 yards)  $4.95  109025
SNAIL adhesive $6.95 104332
Dimensionals (300) $3.95  104430
SAB So Happy For You (see pic below) FREE 121853
Total = $55.70    Click here to place your order now!
Of course you can get started for less, but this will give you a good stock of supplies and lets you take advantage of the Sale-A-Bration promotion!