Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Explosion Book Class

Wow how wonderful students did in the explosion book class this afternoon! Here are some pictures.

These two were done by a mother and son Duo Jean Ann and Ben. What I loved about Ben's is his ability to collage the front of his book. These books were done with out any stamping. Great Job!

Sheryl's Project is next what great combination of stamping and stickers to create a great cover. Simple but strong design.

Pam's project combined her love of nature with a very tight color combination, Wow.

Last book Is Jill's. Her Son is getting married in October and she has made a book to give to her future daughter in law. She used the illuminations stamp set and cut out and raised the initial. wow I need to make one for my brothers wedding. We had lots of fun if you are interested in a class let me know I will have classes in Late August! vkillmore@tully.k12.ny.us

Sunday, July 20, 2008

DISCOUNTED Retiring Accessories!

DISCOUNTED Retiring Accessories!
For the first time ever, Stampin' Up! is discounting some of their Retiring Accessories!!
CLICK HERE or see below for the list of accessories being offered at 25% OFF!!
Offer begins Monday, feel free to email me your order in and I will place your order on Monday!
This is only a partial Retiring Accessories list,
Dates: July 21-August 10 (or while supplies last)
Price listed is after the 25% discount

Item# Pg Description Price listed is after the 25% discount
109117 167 Pocket Notes assortment $7.46

110479 168 Jersey Shore Designer Series paper $7.46

110699 168 East Coast Prep Designer Series paper $7.46

109159 169 Flowers For You Designer Series paper $7.46

110273 169 Spring Fling Designer Series paper $7.46

110748 170 Notebook Designer Series paper $7.46

109153 170 Porcelain Prints Designer Series paper $7.46

110751 171 Azure Designer Series paper $7.46

109164 171 River Rock Prints Designer Series paper $7.46

109175 171 Almost Amethyst Prints Designer Series paper $7.46

109168 171 Groovy Guava Prints Designer Series paper $7.46

109169 171 Close to Cocoa Prints Designer Series paper $7.461

10284 182 Eastern Elegance Rub-Ons $8.21

110285 182 Urban West Rub-Ons $8.21

110281 182 Cherished Memories Rub-Ons $8.21

109185 190 Jersey Ribbon Originals $9.71

109187 190 District Ribbon Originals $9.71

109189 190 Beachfront Ribbon Originals $9.71

110716 191 Wild Wasabi striped grosgrain ribbon $5.96
109062 191 River Rock double-stitched grosgrain ribbon $6.71

This list is in addition to the Hodgepodge Hardware Kits that are also 25% off right now, price listed is after the 25% discount.

105532 188 Aged Copper Hodgeppodge Hardware $20.96
105531 188 Antique Brass Hodgepodge Hardware $20.96
105515 188 Pewter Hodgepodge Hardware $20.96
Below is the list of retiring If it is in Black on the list below it is the same old price. Red items are gone already and Blue means it is on the list above at a 25% discount. When they are gone they are gone forever! So call me to place your order today! 315 727 7288
Accents & Elements Build A Flower
Accents & Elements Lucky Star
Accents & Elements Messenger
Acrylic Graph & Grid
Card Stock 12 X 12 In Color
Card Stock 8-1/2 X 11 Blue Bayou
Card Stock 8-1/2 X 11 Groovy Guava
Card Stock 8-1/2 X 11 In Color
Card Stock 8-1/2 X 11 River Rock
Card Stock 8-1/2 X 11 Soft Sky
Card Stock 8-1/2 X 11 Wild Wasabi
Card Stock 8-1/2 X 11 Purely Pomegranate
Card Stock Brushed Copper
Card Stock Textured 12 X 12 In Color
Cards & Envelopes Gift Whisper White
Cards & Envelopes Greeting Whisper WhiteNotes & Envelopes Long NotesNotes & Envelopes Love Notes
Notes & Envelopes Pocket Notes*
Notes & Envelopes Scallop Notes
Notes & Envelopes Gift Notes
Classic Stampin' Ink Blue Bayou
Classic Stampin' Ink Groovy Guava
Classic Stampin' Ink Purely Pomegranate
Classic Stampin' Ink River Rock
Classic Stampin' Ink Soft Sky
Classic Stampin' Ink Wild Wasabi
Classic Stampin' Pad Blue Bayou
Classic Stampin' Pad Groovy Guava
Classic Stampin' Pad Purely Pomegranate
Classic Stampin' Pad River Rock
Classic Stampin' Pad Soft Sky
Classic Stampin' Pad Wild Wasabi
Designer Series Paper Azure*
Designer Series Paper Berry Bliss
Designer Series Paper Cutie Pie
Designer Series Paper East Coast Prep*
Designer Series Paper Fall Flowers
Designer Series Paper Flowers For You*
Designer Series Paper Ginger Blossom
Designer Series Paper Jersey Shore*
Designer Series Paper Le Jardin
Designer Series Paper Notebook*
Designer Series Paper Olive Press
Designer Series Paper Porcelain Prints*
Designer Series Paper Prints Almost Amethyst*
Designer Series Paper Prints Always Artichoke
Designer Series Paper Prints Bali Breeze
Designer Series Paper Prints Blue Bayou
Designer Series Paper Prints Brilliant Blue
Designer Series Paper Prints Certainly Celery
Designer Series Paper Prints Close to Cocoa*
Designer Series Paper Prints Groovy Guava*
Designer Series Paper Prints Lovely Lilac
Designer Series Paper Prints More Mustard
Designer Series Paper Prints Old Olive
Designer Series Paper Prints Pumpkin Pie
Designer Series Paper Prints River Rock*
Designer Series Paper Prints Rose Red
Designer Series Paper Prints So Saffron
Designer Series Paper Prints Soft Sky
Designer Series Paper Prints Tempting Turquoise
Designer Series Paper Prints Spring Break
Designer Series Paper Prints Spring Fling*
Designer Series Paper Prints Spring Silhouettes
Designer Series Paper Prints Western Sky
Envelope Confetti Cream Medium
Eyelets Basic
Eyelets Bold Brights
Eyelets Earth Elements
Eyelets Fresh Favorites I
Eyelets Fresh Favorites II
Eyelets Rich Regals
Eyelets Soft Subtles
Hodgepodge Hardware Pewter
Hodgepodge Hardware Antique Brass
Hodgepodge Hardware Aged Copper
Metallic Art Pencils
On Board Accents
On Board Blossoms & Basic
On Board Ginormous Pieces
On Board Simon Lower
Paper Mulberry White
Punch Box Three For You
Punch Handheld Rectangle
Pure Color Pencils
Ribbon Double-Stitched Blue Bayou
Ribbon Double-Stitched Groovy Guava
Ribbon Double-Stitched Purely Pomegranate
Ribbon Double-Stitched River Rock*
Ribbon Double-Stitched Soft SkyRibbon
Double-Stitched Wild Wasabi
Ribbon Originals Beachfront*
Ribbon Originals District*
Ribbon Originals Fairy Tale
Ribbon Originals Jersey*
Ribbon Originals Sherbert
Ribbon Originals Theater
Ribbon Striped Grosgrain Wild Wasabi*
Rub-Ons Cherished Memories*
Rub-Ons Eastern Elegance*
Rub-Ons Urban West*
Simply Scrappin' Boho Blend
Simply Scrappin' Confetti
Simply Scrappin' Crew Kids Boy
Simply Scrappin' Crew Kids Girl
Simply Scrappin' Home Again
Simply Scrappin' Rose Cottage
Simply Scrappin' Special Delivery Boy
Simply Scrappin' Special Delivery Girl
Simply Scrappin' Summer Days
Simply Scrappin' Tie The Knot
Simply Sent Friendly Notes
Simply Sent Simple Delights
Simply Sent Three Thoughts
Stampin'Around Wheel Daisy Field
Stampin'Around Wheel Garden Annuals
Stampin'Around Wheel Good Dog
Stampin'Around Wheel Kisses
Stampin'Around Wheel Lily Pad
Stampin'Around Wheel Meow
Stampin'Around Wheel Mistletoe
Jumbo Stampin' Around Wheel Basics Outline
Jumbo Stampin' Around Wheel Birthday
Jumbo Stampin' Around Wheel Dilly Dally Baby
Jumbo Stampin' Around Wheel Dilly Dally Friends
Jumbo Stampin' Around Wheel Dilly Dally Party
Jumbo Stampin' Around Wheel Leaves A La Carte
Jumbo Stampin' Around Wheel Nature Hike
Jumbo Stampin' Around Wheel Petals
Jumbo Stampin' Around Wheel Rough Texture
Jumbo Stampin' Around Wheel Spunky Spots
Stampin' Color Index Labels
Stampin' Color Index Labels (French)
Stampin' Kids Markers
Stipple Brushes
Zig Painty

Saturday, July 19, 2008

Last chance to sign up!

Create the Explosion book!It's a journal it's a scrapbook!

And it blows up to this

Last chance to sign up I have 2 spots left for the explosion book class. Join me July 22 from 1:00 till 4:00 PM Class includes a kit with all pieces pre-cut! Every kit is unique and can be designed to fit your needs.

Class cost is $25.00

If you are a member of one of my monthly stamping groups you get a $5.00 dollar discount on the class! I will have extra kits for you to purchase for only $15.00.if you are interested Please contact me at315-727-7288mailto:at315-727-7288vkillmore@tully.k12.ny.us

Space is limited and and only 2 spots left!

Saturday, July 12, 2008

Retirement party Fun!

Oh what fun we had! Yesterday was my retirement party for stampin up! Every year they retire great stamp sets so I host an open house and have great deals for all! All of my retired sets sell at 20% off. I had a ton of them. We make cards eat Ice cream sundae cake(best and easiest recipe I have ever gotten). Here are the cards we made.
Artfully Asian

Stamps Artfully Asian
Ink Always artichoke
Paper River rock, Bayou Blue, Whisper white
Accessories White Gel pen, ribbon
1. Stamp Flower using Bayou Blue ink
2. Using white gel pen color in flower buds
3. Using blender pen and Bayou Blue ink color in leaves and centers of flowers
4. Using Bayou Blue ink create pattern on back ground of the same color
5. Add sentiment if you like in Bayou Blue
6. Layer top layers, tape and attach ribbon
7. Attach to background and to card stock
Viola a cute little card! You should have seen how many wonderful variations we got with this card so many wonderful nuances. By the way this set is one of the few sets we didn't sell If you are interested you can contact me at vkillmore@tully.k12.ny.us

Next up the hit of the workshop a Luggage Tag

Stamps Cottage Rose, Lovely Letters
Ink Craft
Paper Very Vanilla, Purely Pomegranate, River Rock
Accessories luggage tag cover, ribbon
1. Stamp Flower using stamp in ma jig
2. Using accent stamp and a darker color align using stamp in ma jig
3. Follow same procedure for rose buds
4. Ink your initial on scarp paper.
5. Punch out initial using circle punch
6. Punch out scallop using purely pomegranate
7. Assemble
8. Insert in plastic sleeve
9. Choose a ribbon
Viola a cute little gift!

Last but certainly not least French Flair


Stamps French Flair, Carte Postale
Ink Versa Mark
Paper Soft sky Whisper white
Accessories, Heat and stick powder, glitter, satin ribbon, 1 3/8 circle punch, Scallop punch.

1. Fold Soft sky card stock in half
2. Rub embossing buddy all over front of card stock
3. Stamp with versa mark using French flair background on softy sky card stock
4. Cover with heat and stick powder
5. Emboss till it is sticky
6. Cover with glitter of your choice
7. Emboss again
8. Stamp Bird from carte postal set in soft sky
9. Punch out using circle punch
10. Punch out scallop using whisper white
11. Assemble using stamping dimensional to lift bird off card
12. Tie a ribbon stamp sentiment

This card turned out so nice I love the glitter. Everyone came away with such nice projects. The french Flair card started with a bow around it but several people experimented with the ribbon under the medallion and I liked it so much I I changed mine too. My customers are so creative!
I still have a few sets available if you are interested please e-mail me at vkillmore@tully.k12.ny.us.

Lastly the raffle
Drum roll please!
Victoria you are the lucky winner of a free retiring stamp set!
Thanks for looking enjoy! Virginia

Sunday, July 06, 2008

Technique card swap

One of the cards I have for a swap at convention is a technique card. The technique I chose was Dahlia fold. While I love the way the card looks I'm not always excited about all the fussy folds. I decided to do buds with this card and was pretty happy with the outcome. I used a total of 6 Dahlia folds to create this card and if you would like the instructions here is a link to how to fold the card.
I used the following

Stamps Baroque Motifs,
Ink Certainly celery, Rose red Classic ink
Paper Designer series Rose red and certainly celery, Rose red, certainly celery, whisper white card stock
Accessories crystal effects
  1. Fold and build buds
  2. glue together flowers and stem using crystal effects set aside
  3. Stamp sentiments and scroll using rose red and certainly celery
  4. Assemble card

thanks for looking Virginia

Get them before they are gone!

Just a friendly reminder that you only have a few weeks left to stock up on our 6 current "In Colors"... You can find them on pg 163 in the catalog: or better yet stop by my Open House Friday July 11th from 1:00 to 4:00 PM
Blue Bayou
Soft Sky
Wild Wasabi
River Rock
Groovy Guava
Purely Pomegranate

In Color products include: ink pads, reinkers, cardstock, and Double Stitched Ribbon. These are ONLY AVAILABLE UNTIL AUGUST 10th!

Hodgepodge Hardware Discount

Wow a sale with No Minumim! Check out this promotion Stampin' Up! has for us in July. Now through August 10 (or while supplies last) you can get a 25% discount on the price of all hodgepodge hardware in the Stampin' Up! catalog. Stampin' Up! has announced that the currently available hodgepodge hardware will retire at the end of this catalog period, and now with this discount they may not even last until the official accessories retirement list comes out!
Item No. 105532, p. 188, Aged Copper Hodgepodge Hardware, regular price $27.95, discount price $20.96
Item No. 105531, p. 188, Antique Brass Hodgepodge Hardware, regular price $27.95, discount price $20.96
Item No. 105515, p. 188, Pewter Hodgepodge Hardware, regular price $27.95, discount price $20.96
There is no minimum purchase requirement to receive the 25 percent discount, so these fabulous accessories will be flying out the door! Don't risk not getting some by waiting to order later -- contact me to place your hodgepodge order ASAP!

Wednesday, July 02, 2008

I'm In swap heaven!

I'm less than a month away from convention and I signed up for way to many swaps. So today I got two different swaps done this is the first one. This swap is a technique swap and the technique is faux shaving cream. I love the look of the shaving cream technique but I hate the mess. This technique is so easy. To start by inking a flat stamp with a lighter color(pumpkin pie) and then using a wheel and a darker ink (Rose Red) you twist and turn the wheel to create a swirled effect. Then you huff and stamp! Background is Boho backgrounds and i used taken with teal strips.
Stamps Boho Backgrounds, Ginormous Flowers, Fresh cuts
Ink Rose red, Pumpkin Pie
Accessories Ice Brads, Stampin Dimensionals

Tuesday, July 01, 2008

July classes!

Wow it's summer! I'm loving it. How about a class to get your creative juices going Taking a break and allowing your creative side to have some time is so important. You'd be surprised how much it can inspire you!

Retirement Party July 11!
Come spend the afternoon and make a card with the retiring sets! The Retired Stamp Set list is out and can be seen here ! Some of the great things at the work shop will be;
  • Raffle of a free set
  • Make and take a card
  • Free Card sample with every retired set purchased
  • Free stamps sets for orders over $50.00
  • Ice cream Sundaes!

Date: July 11th 2008
Time: 1:00 to 4:00PM
Where: 4168 Bussey Rd, Syracuse NY 13215
Click here to get directions to my studio
Did I mention the Ice cream sundaes!

Create the Explosion book!

It's a journal it's a scrapbook!

And it blows up to this

Join me July 22 from 1:00 till 4:00 PM
Class includes a kit with all pieces pre-cut! Every kit is unique and can be designed to fit your needs.
Class cost is $25.00
If you are a member of one of my monthly stamping groups you get a $5.00 dollar discount on the class! I will have extra kits for you to purchase for only $15.00.
if you are interested Please contact me at
Space is limited and is filling up quickly!

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