Sunday, March 30, 2008

Wow look what we did in my Studio!

Saturday was my first spring class and we made a box and coordinating card set. Students worked very hard and look what they made! I am always surprised by students work and very thrilled with the out come. and as always they teach me so much more than I learn!

This was the Box Cathy K made.

This was Mary D's creation

Mary L's wonderful set!

Monica's Great duo

Kathie H's Yellow and green set!

Jill M's dynamic set

Just in cast you missed out I will be having classes in April and May, if you are interested in specific class or would like to book a workshop please E-mail me at I'll keep you posted on the next class thanks for looking! Virginia

Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Post-it-note Holder

I saw this Post it note holder at Angie Judas's Blog and I decided to try it out. It was so easy and quick to do.
So here are the instructions
Stamps Doodle this, little pieces, So many Scallops
Ink Rose Red
Paper River rock, Rose red, Whisper white
Accessories post it note(a third of a note pad) Crop-a-dille, Stamping Dimensional, key ring, Ribbon
Cut a piece of card stock 1/4 inch larger than the post it note holder and twice the length plus a 1/2 inch. So for a 3x 3 inch note pad you would cut a piece of river rock 3 1/4 X 6 1/2. score at 3 3/8 and 3 5/8. stamp images and assemble. To add key ring use your crop a dile to punch a hole through all layers it is amazing how it punches all through the layers. Insert key ring, tie off ribbon . To see a video tutorial of the process click here

Sunday, March 23, 2008

Could you use an EXTRA $25.00?

Hoppy Hello and hoppy Easter!

Stampin' Up! Has another great promotion! This is a Hostess Promotion now through April 30th where hostesses with a $350 workshop will receive an EXTRA $25 in products free! Not only do you get the regular hostess bonuses of your choice of free hostess only stamp sets plus $40.00 of free merchandise! That’s over 70.00$ worth of free stuff, wow that is awesome!

click here to view the flyer full size.

How can I do that you ask? Well let me help you! If you live in the Syracuse, NY or surrounding area contact me or call me at 315-727-7288 to book your workshop - we can do it in your home or my studio! If don’t live near by what about a virtual workshop! Show your catalog to your friends and family, place your catalog at work with some order forms, or take the catalog to your next playgroup and gather together some orders. It is so easy to do and I can help you make an extra $25.00 in great Stampin’up merchandise!

In addition I have a special bonus gift just for you that is from me!
Anyway you do it, a FREE $25 is something to Excited about!

Friday, March 21, 2008

Using Sale a brate to create a gift set!

OK I must confess I have almost every set from Sale-a-bration. One of the cool bonuses of being a SU demo! Google Internet Marketing Consultant

So this gift set uses 3 of my sale-a-bration gift sets. If you are sitting around wondering what to do with your stuff get it out and let's get to work! I think this gift set is so simple, clean, and easy to do.


  1. Cut a 12 x 12 sheet of whisper white card stock in half and then Cut those sections at 3" You will have 8 cards, fold in half.

  2. Using basic black card stock cut eight 2 3/4" squares.

  3. Using your embossing buddy rub surface of basic black squares.

  4. Now use versamark to stamp flowers and sentiment from friendship blooms set in a variety of ways on all your squares.

  5. Emboss with white embossing powder, heat to set.

  6. Adhere ribbon to black square and then adhere square to white card stock.

  7. Using 3 x 3 inch mini envelopes decorate with basic black ink


  1. Cut out a rub on from Love and Happiness rub on set.

  2. Place on candle.

  3. Carefully rub on with Popsicle stick or bone folder.

  4. Remove backing, voila a wonderfully decorated candle in less than sixty seconds.

Wrapping it up!

Because the candle is small I used a clear envelope (cut off sticky part) to wrap up Candle. I used the sale-a-bration set So Many Scallops to create tag with basic black ink on whisper white card stock. Punch with scallop punch and set aside. Then using a cute flower from the love and happiness set, rub on to basic black card stock and then with a 1" punch cut out a circle. Adhere circle to scallop punch flower that you set aside. Using Crop-a-dile punch a hole for check ribbon and tie off the clear envelope.

Thanks for looking Virginia

Thursday, March 13, 2008

Join the fun and take a Classs!

Well I have finally gotten it together enough to offer a class again! I love sharing stamping and it is always fun to hang out with other stampers. We will be making a coordinating card and box set;
When Saturday March 29 th from 1-4 PM

Where my studio

How much $5.00 or free with a $30.00 purchase

What to bring Nothing I will provide it all.
Below is a picture of the type of box we will be making I will have an assortment of prints to choose from. No two box set a like! The design of the box comes from Michelle Giraud better know as FlaxyChick.

If you would like to sign up please e-mail me at

or cal 315-727-7288!

Thanks for looking!

Saturday, March 08, 2008

Scrapbook Page

Hello I have a scrap booking group that meets monthly. Some times when you are scrap booking you want to showcase several images. This page is designed to do that, by organizing the images in a serial fashion it allows you to share more than one or two images with out the page becoming overwhelming! Plus you have a nice mat to surround each image. The rose red page is a little busy but if you know me one decoration is never enough!
There are two techniques that I want to tell you about. First one is spot lighting. This technique show cases an area on a stamp. I used Tres Chic background stamp and river rock paper and ink and always artichoke stampin write marker. You start by inking Tres Chic stamp with river rock ink. Then using an always artichoke stampin write marker and the brush tip color in the word or area you would like to highlight. Huff when you are done and stamp on river rock paper. Because you have used coordinating ink with the paper the always artichoke words pop!
The second Technique I want to share is not really a technique but a great way to use scraps of stamped images you have laying around to decorate these two pages. I used bits and scraps of old stamping mistakes I have.
In my Studio I always keep three boxes for scraps; one for scarp card stock, one for scrap designer series paper, and lastly a box of scrap stamping mistakes. So when I am looking for an accent piece it is great fun to pull out the box of scraps. This can be a goldmine of great stuff when decorating your scrap book pages just a little touch here and there!
Supplies Rose Red Page
Paper - River rock and Rose Red paper and designer series paper.
Stamps -Tres chic, Carte postale
Ink - Always artichoke, River rock
Accessories- punches, stampin write marker, glitter ribbon
Supplies Always artichoke page
Paper - River rock and always artichoke paper and designer series paper.
Stamps -Tres chic, Wonderful favorites
Ink - Always artichoke, River rock
Accessories- punches, stampin write marker

Monday, March 03, 2008

Morning Soft

I have been hankering over this set I love to color the design and this set is perfect for it.

Stamps-Morning soft, Print Pattern, Itty Bitty Backgrounds

Ink- Elegant eggplant, mellow moss, perfect plum, Black Stazon, So Saffron

Paper - Lovely lilac, Perfect Plum very vanilla

Accessories- Moss Gingham Ribbon, Edge rougher, Blender pens

Cut paper and begin by stamping With stazon on very vanilla card stock. Using a blender pens and your choice of colors color in flowers concentrating your deepest colors in the centers and outside edges. I use so saffron to create a background wash and lovely lilac to stamp with itty bitty backgrounds. stamp print pattern on to larger cardstock and assemble card. Don't for get the trick to saving ribbon. cut a section of ribbon only slightly larger than the surface you want to cover. cut a smaller piece and tie it off on it self,but before tightening it slip larger ribbon in and tighten. wrap around card and trim if needed. thanks for looking. Don't forget there is a sale going on just click here to see the specials


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