Showing posts from August, 2009

Changing a small detail!

Wow last night I was perusing some of my favorite blogs and came across a tutorial by Jan Tinks for a card that has a magic aperture opening. It was really neat and I thought what if the opening for the card I made yesterday worked in a similar fashion. If I followed Jan's directions my opening would have the candy falling out the back. Not what I wanted. But if I adjusted how the card opened I could make it so the card would open on the inside. More of what I was looking for. Well I tinkered this afternoon and lookie here what I came up with! A card that magically opens on the inside! I will try and write a tutorial for you shortly but I wanted to Show you the card first.

The card appears to have a balloon in the front. I was inspired by a card that Gretchen Barron Made. When you open it up the tab in the center slides open a holel for your candy to come out of!

Here is a quick video of the how the card works!

Thanks for looking Virginia!

Punch Swap!

One of my favorite swaps at convention was a Punch swap. I made 20 samples of a design and swapped them out, this was one of my pages. I love how the DSP makes great Purses! I got so many wonderful ones will try and share them with you in the next few weeks.
Thanks for looking Virginia

Just a one day left!!

Wow the summer has flown by and I have a few days of vacation left! In case you didn't know this I teach art at a local high school! A great job but I will miss the lazy days of summer! With the hustle and bustle of school comes lots of new things at stamping up! Next week is the debut of the New fall mini catalog if you would like a copy please me I will get one out to you .

Last one day left to sign up as A demo for only $85! If you only knew how much fun I have! You too will love the discounts and great support I enjoy from Stampin'Up! if you would like more info

I wanted to share with you a cute card I made using one of the new sets from our mini catalog!

When i saw this set in the new mini I was soooooooo excited the possibilities are endless and hopefully in the next few weeks I will be sharing with you some of the great new ideas from the mini! This card was not my idea I cased it from Mike Funke But I love the idea that the recipient won't need to ruin the card t…

Convention Swaps!

Convention is amazing the swaps classes I get and see are so wonderful!

Theses are from a shoe box swap I did at convention. A shoe box swap is a swap where you bring everything you need to make a card somewhat pre cut and participants assemble the card. Here are three cards I made from the swap! Sorry I don't have names If you designed any of the cards please let me know so I can give credit!

First one up uses The medallion stamp as well as En Francais! Such a pretty layout I only wish I had secured the ribbon better! LOL

Next up is a beauty in Pretty in Pink and Soft Suede. I love the idea of using the stamp to create the background a real stunner if I do say so myself! (he he I only put it together)

Last one up is designed by my stamping buddy Mary Kay! I love the layout I just need to work on placement! a bit crooked! I just get so excited at these swaps to get all my cards done! LOL

Thanks for looking Virginia

Fall themed scrapbook page

Well it's time again to think about fall! As much as I'll miss the lazy days of summer I am looking forward to cooler days! Whew summer has finally hit Central NY and I can't get used to the heat!

This page is inspired by a page I saw in this month's Stampin' Up magazine available only to demonstrators. If you would like to become a demonstrator you have one week left to sign up as a demonstrator for $85.00 what a bargain if you would like more info you can read here To contact me about signing up

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Now for our project!

Paper-Chocolate Chip, Old Olive, Real Red, Kraft, Basic card stock, Old Olive and Pumpkin Pie DSP
Ink - Real Red, Chocolate Chip, Creamy C…

My Take on the Magic Box

This is my version of Sharon Fields magic box. Ever since I saw the Green House Garden set in the Stampin'Up catalog I have been dreaming about using it. This project is perfect for it! Many of you have anxiously been a waiting for this class. If you are interested in the class it will be at my stamping studio this Friday August 21st.

Fun Friday August 21st

This weeks project will be a very special class. Many of you have anxiously been awaiting for this class. We will make a magic 3d box pictured above! I first saw this project from a Stampin up demonstrator called Sharon Field, she mailed a sample to me this summer and everyone ooh's and ahh's over the project. So this Friday we will be making this box in my studio. I will give you the choice of this project or my version which I will show you tomorrow( I need to photograph it)

If you are interested please contact me ASAP as the class is filling up quickly I already have 4 signed up and only room for 10. You will absolutely love the project and thanks to a friend I have all your pieces cut you just need to stamp and assemble! Contact me now for your spot!

Color Combination Helper!

Wow have you ever gotten stumped trying to choose a color combination? I found the coolest color helper. It will help you come up with great color combinations for your paper crafting. I liked it so much that I will create a link to it on the right hand side of my blog . Here are the directions.

Fun friday!

Back home from convention and lots of fun things to do! Above is our Friday project this week. acute little basket made with the Sizzix die. Class costs $5.00 and you will walk away with this fun little basket! If you are interested please contact me as I have limited space! I have so many wonderful things to show you from convention. So call me if you are interested in this class! 315-727-7288

My New Stamping Friends!

Wow I met so many wonderful people at Convention but I really enjoyed the pre-convention events as much if not more! I was lucky enough to teach at a pre-convention event put on by Sherrill Graff. This event included 8 great projects and swaps and so much more! Contact Sherrill if you are interested in signing up for next year spots are filling up fast!

Kelly Mayou did a great job on her backpack and card she came all the way from Germany!

BrendaVan Middelkoop from Canada made such cute projects for the shoe box swap both Monday and Wednesday this one was for a Wednesday and I got one!

Laurie Desmarais and Kimberly Johnson came with their build a bears aren't they cute!! Laurie dyed her hair in melon mambo!
I have lots more to show you so keep checking back!

Convention was a blast!

Wow convention was wonderful we saw so many wonderful things and here are some Photos that my friend Kelly Mayou took!I will post some of my images tomorrow I am working on very little sleep! Flew overnight from SLC and I didn't get much sleep.

The first picture up (taken by Kelly Mayou ) is a tip we learned at convention. Spencer Willis showed us that if you just spritz your paper before running it through the Big shot with the texture dies you will get a better impression. Here are two sheets of card stock and you can really see the difference. The one on the right was sent through with a spritz of water( I use rubbing alcohol because it dries faster) better impression than the one on the left!

Spencer told us that the Flower fold die was made to go inside the bitty box? I had no Idea, is that neat? It is so pretty when it comes out.

I love our new die cut notes. Spencer showed us that if you mess one up you can still use it as a stencil. and look what he did with it!

the front of t…

Great deal

Chance to get some great products!

Have Fun Doing What You Love From July 15–August 31, you can join the Stampin' Up! family for as little as $85 with the Mini Starter Kit. Have fun helping friends and family create exciting projects, while earning free products and even a little extra cash! I would love to help you get started or just purchase the kit for a great value! Contact me to get more info 315-727-7288
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More great kid Items

Growth Chart Special Offer

Dates: August 1 - September 30, 2009 Promotion Details:
Purchase the brand-new Décor Elements Growth Chart, only available August 1-September 30, and as an added bonus, receive a free applicator tool with your purchase (a $1.95 value).Item #Description Price117519 Décor Elements Growth Chart $24.95

Cute Gift Bag

Wow this month at Stampin 'up! is Just for Kids. . . and the Kid in You!

Dates: August 1-31, 2009 Spend $35 on stamp sets from the Growing Up section of the 2009-2010 Idea Book & Catalog (pages 74-90) and receive a FREE package of Designer buttons--a $7.95 value! Eligible buttons are listed below.

Item # Page Description Retail Value116313 181 Playground Designer buttons $7.95 116312 181 Sherbet Designer buttons $7.95114333 181 Button Latte Designer buttons $7.95Well here is my first kid friendly project! Great to make for a kids birthday Party! Or for the kid in all of us!

SuppliesStamps Circle circus, Little flowers
Paper Summer Sun, Real Red, Whisper White
Ink Summer Sun, Real RedAccessories Crop a dile, Red Check ribbon, Scallop sizzix die, scallop punch and circle punches, Clear envelopes Stamping dimensionalsTomorrow I will show you the cutest little growth chart to keep track of all those great milestones as your little ones grow! Don't forget you can order any …

Dress and a Great Bag!

This card is similar to one I made while back. I have been working on Punch swaps for convention and one of the cards I made uses a purse made from punches so why not put them together!

This card was very quick and easy to make because I used punches as well as sizzix dies. The purse is made from the designer label die and just folded at the top insert a brad and you have a fabulous clutch! To make the handle you take the smallest oval punch and cut a hole into DSP(designer series paper). Take the next size up oval and center over hole cut out and cut in half.

The dress is made with the largest Sizzix scallop die and Stampin' Ups great DSP. To cut out the dress I used a template I got here

Camilla (my mom's fav) Is done with the new flower fusion sizzlet and a clear rhinestone brad put it together with you favorite sentiment and there you go!


Paper Tea Party DSP, Whisper White, Pretty in pink
Ink Pretty in Pink, Whisper White
Stamps Oval All
Accessories Flower fusion …