Saturday, July 30, 2011

Happy Anniversary

Just a cute little anniversary card that I created for one of my daughters and her hubby.

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Special Offer!

Starting today, I have a special offer for you!
If you place the following order through my online store, you will receive a free card kit from me to make 4 cute cards using these items. The kit
will include all the papers cut to size (including designer series paper), embellishments, envelopes, and directions. This offer is good until August 31st, so don't delay!

113224 Herb Expressions stamp set $32.95
122935 Lucky Limeade classic stamp pad $5.95
122936 Wisteria Wonder classic stamp pad $5.95
101406 Jet Black Stays-on ink pad $7.95
103954 aqua painters $16.95

The total comes to $69.75 plus $6.98 shipping to ship directly to you. If you live in a state with sales tax, that will also be added onto your total at checkout.
When I am advised of your online order, I will ship your card kit to you!

Let me know if you have any questions, or go directly to my online store to place your order!

Monday, July 25, 2011

A Couple of cards for Macdonald Center

Here are a couple of cards that I made for the Macdonald Center. I made about 16 this time, and these are just 2 samples. Each one is different. Each time I see my daughter, I like to make sure I have some cards to give her so that the Center will always have enough to have on hand for their member's birthdays. These cards are very simple and can be used for men or women.

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Demonstrator Stamp 'n Chat Card

This is the card that I created for our demo stamp 'n chat last week. Thank you to Jill Olsen for her inspiration and how-to video!

Saturday, July 23, 2011

Fun technique

On our special demonstrator site, Stampin' Connections, a lot of the talented demonstrators have been doing this layering technique. You may have to click on the picture to get it up close to see the detail. Basically, you stamp the flower 4 times in versamark, emboss with white, and cut each layer out, then stack using stampin' dimensionals. I just did it on Concord Crush cardstock, but some of the ladies are doing it on white and then coloring in with shades of color using markers or aqua painters. It is a lot of cutting, but well worth it!

Friday, July 22, 2011

Surprise Bonus for stamp camp attendees

I decided to add a surprise bonus for my stamp camp attendees. This is a chocolate nugget purse. Additionally, you can't see it, but the nugget is decorated too using the It's a Wrap Occasions stamp set.

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Final card from stamp camp

This lovely card was inspired by a fellow demonstrator. I got the idea from a card on our special demonstrator site called Stampin' Connection. I don't have the demo's name, but if I am able to find it, I will come back and post it at a later time.
This is the fifth and final regular card from the summer fun stamp camp.

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Birthday card for my Daughter

My daughter loves to quilt, so I thought that this pop-up card with the sewing machine and tape measure would be fun. I hope she will like it.

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Another card for the stamp camp

This card was inspired by my good stamping friend Lynda Lee. It is so easy, just dauber the colors onto the raised embossed image, and voila, a lovely card creation! Thank you, Lynda!

Monday, July 18, 2011

One more Paisley Petals DSP card

I had the scalloped oval piece left over from the die cut in one of my cards for the stamp camp (I will show that card soon) and wanted to make good use of it. This is one of the cards that resulted. I may add a little something more to it like pearls to give it a little zing.

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Another Paisley Petals DSP creation

While working on the creations for the stamp camp, I ended up with some extra pieces of the Designer Series Paper that I put to good use on another card. I paired it up with Cherry Cobbler cardstock, one of my favorite colors! I like the crisp clean lines on this card. I can add a sentiment on the card either on the front or on the inside when I am ready to send it off to someone special!

Saturday, July 16, 2011

Become a Stampin' Up Demonstrator Today!

For the month of July, you can join Stampin' Up for only $99! Click on the above promotion and it will take you to my website and a description of what you will get for $99!
Check it out today! The perks of being a demonstrator are 20% off on everything you order, sneak peeks and purchase of new items, a monthly magazine, access to Stampin' Connection--online resource for ideas and forums, ability to earn even more as your sales increase, and much more!
A lot of people join just to get the discount! All you need to stay current is to make purchases or sales of $300 per quarter. That's only $100 a month!
Contact me today with any questions or if you are interested in signing up.
You can also sign up directly from my website and use the code surec8 when prompted.
I would love to have you join my team. We have monthly stamp 'n chat get-togethers to stamp and share ideas with other demos.

Paisley Petals DSP card

I cut out one of the flowers from the Paisley Petals DSP and mounted it onto Whisper White cardstock, More Mustard, and Chocolate Chip, then ran it through the Vintage Wallpaper embossing folder. The bottom layer is the retired Close to Cocoa cardstock run through the same embossing folder and then lightly inked with Chocolate chip ink. It almost looks like velvet in person. Very vintage look to it.

Friday, July 15, 2011

Decorated Tin with Mini cards

This is the decorated altoid tin that we will be making at the stamp camp with 5 mini cards to go inside. Cute for a gift, or you can use the mini cards on gifts and save the tin for yourself!

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Card #3 for Summer Fun Stamp Camp

This card uses stamps from some new hostess sets. Stampin' Up has a revised hostess program which enables you to earn the hostess sets more easily. Contact me for details, or take a look at the hostess section in the new catalog.

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Card #2 for Summer Fun Stamp Camp

I kept changing my mind on this card as I was creating it. This is my final design. I used the new pennant punch which is a lot of fun. This would be a great card for a guy or gal, adult or child. Very cheerful!

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Another sample

I was just playing around with some of the scrap paper from DSP Flirtatious, and came up with this card.

Monday, July 11, 2011

Love & Care Hostess Set

This is a prototype card using the Love & Care Hostess set in the Summer Mini catalog. The greeting is from the Petite Pairs stamp set. Don't you just love the new in-color, Wisteria Wonder? I also used another new in-color, Lucky Limeade on the stems of the flowers.

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Card from upcoming Summer Fun Stamp Camp

This is one of the cards that we will be creating in my Summer Fun Stamp Camp next Sunday the 17th. We will be making 4 other cards as well as decorating a small tin and making some mini cards to go inside. All this for only $20! Today is the last day to RSVP, so contact me as soon as possible!
I will post more projects over the next few days, as well as some of my prototypes that I did not choose for the camp.
The above card was inspired by Jennifer Conrad, who was inspired by Vicki Burdick. Thank you ladies, for your creative talents!

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Birdie card

I used a new sizzlit die to make this cute little birdie. He is so precious!

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Sailboat birthday

I had some paper left over from making decorations from my daughter's baby shower and decided to use it on this cute sailboat card.

Sunday, July 3, 2011

Happy Birthday Dave!

I made this card for my son-in-law for his birthday using My Digital Studio. Since his birthday is around the 4th of July, the fireworks are a fun way to say "we celebrate" your birthday!

Saturday, July 2, 2011

Ronald McDonald House Independence Day Cards

These are samples of the cards I will be making with the families at the Ronald McDonald House today. The star punch is now retired, but it fits so aptly with the holiday, I just had to use it!

Friday, July 1, 2011

2011-2012 Idea Book & Catalog goes live!

Today is the day!
Our 2011-2012 Stampin' Up Idea Book & Catalog goes live today. Check my website after 11 am PDT to download the PDF.
Want a hard copy? Only $5 each. (plus $5 shipping if needed) Or, by booking a workshop, you can earn one free!
(please note that my website will be down from 11 pm June 30 to 11 am July 1, as Stampin' Up readies everything for the new catalog)
With each new catalog, I will include the above bookmark showcasing the new in-colors.
Contact me today!