Monday, August 31, 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!

Sunday, August 30, 2009

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

Friday, August 28, 2009

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 to get the candy! The name of the new set is called sweet centers! Isn't it awesome I can see so many possibilities it could be a window to a fish tank or a snow globe the possibilities are endless! Stampin up decided to sweeten the deal! Host a workshop totaling $250 or more and choose any one item* from the 2009 Holiday Mini Catalog for only $10! So for your fall work shop you could be making this project!

Thanks for looking Virginia!

Sunday, August 23, 2009

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

Saturday, August 22, 2009

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

Click here to fill out the form

Click here to fill it out electronically Click on the join now button on the left! Press the contact me button above for the password.

Don't miss this opportunity I have a special surprise for any one that joins by August 31st

What kind of demo would you like to be? Read here

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 Carmel
Stamps - Little flowers and Charming
Accessories - Punches 1, 1 3/8, small oval, scallop border, and 3/4, Build a brad, go go boots alphabet, leaves Sizzix dies, Old Olive ribbon, Daubers

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

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.
HOW TO USE BOW-EASYI will give you the choice of the Dear Friends project or my version above. If you are interested please contact me ASAP as the class is filling up quickly 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! Class cost is $10.00 Looking forward to seeing you.

If you can't make it you can purchase the cut pieces for $10.00 plus shipping. The stamp sets are extra and can be purchased on my website

Greenhouse Garden stamp set

Garden Green House 113824 $25.95

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

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!

Friday, August 14, 2009

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.

1. Choose a color you want to work with and click on it. That color will pop-up in one of the squares on the top right.

2. Now you can either hit search to get ALL the combos in the database with your chosen color in them, OR you can chose another color.

3. You may chose up to 4 different colors to search for. The more colors you chose, the fewer results you'll get back.

4. Now go take your combo and make a fantastic project!

Notes: There is no meaning to the order of the colors in the combos, they are just listed however they were entered into the database.

There is no color theory to the combos, they are just combos that I've collected and other people have entered. Some might follow the color "rules" but that really isn't what this is all about. I had my DH make this so I could see how colors would look together before I cut into my expensive CS.

The random button will produce a random color combo. This is truly random and by no means follows any color theory. It's really just for fun, but you'll be surprised at the combos it spits out! You never know what you're going to get.

Here is the link

Hope you enjoy it what a great tool!

thanks for looking Virginia

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

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

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

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!

Brenda Van 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!

Sunday, August 09, 2009

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 the notebook is stenciled with the die cut note wowser huh?

Shelly always shows us the cutest things this was one of my favorites. She took our wide twill tape and and folded it in half stamped the fabric and all to create a tube for chap stick what a cute little gift!

Beautiful magnetic board! made by Shelly I will be making one of these

I have many more pictures to share with you and will be showing them to all this week!

Well I have a favor ask of you. If you have been thinking you might also want to become stampin'up demonstrator, I hope you would consider having me help you bring out the creativity in others! I would love to have you join my Staming artist team. There are so many wonderful things we do and couldn't you use some extra cash!

Just look at all the fun things you could be doing if you joined my Stamping Artist's Demo team.

  • Start your own business for only $199. The value of the Starter Kit--Valued at over $335, the Starter Kit is a steal for only $199! Right now you can get a Mini Kit for only $85.00 read more here

  • Enjoy the flexibility of setting your own hours and working from home; it provides part-time income and you are your own boss.
  • As a Stampin' Up! demonstrator, you'll be supported with:
    A monthly magazine filled with project ideas and business training
  • A web site dedicated to providing you with training and information for your business
  • A Demonstrator Business Web Site where your customers can see the products and classes you have to offer, and even place orders with you
  • Beautiful, exclusive artwork and high quality products to offer your customers
  • Weekly project tutorials posted to a Stamping Artist's Demo Team Page just to help you with planning your classes

If you are interested I would love to send you information for you to view at your leisure in your home

If you are ready to have some fun you can sign up directly here at my stamping up website by clicking the Join button at the lower left button that says join and using this password stamping artists.

Or Call me at 315 727-7288

Thanks for looking virginia killmore

Tuesday, August 04, 2009

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
Dates: July 15 - August 31, 2009
here is what comes in your kit!

Item Code

Page #*


Retail Value**



For All You Do stamp set




Rich Razzleberry Classic Stampin' Pad




Melon Mambo Classic Stampin' Pad




Crushed Curry Classic Stampin' Pad




Dusty Durango Classic Stampin' Pad




Bermuda Bay Classic Stampin' Pad




Soft Suede Classic Stampin' Pad




Whisper White card stock (8-1/2" x 11")


Click here to fill out the form

Click here to fill it out electronically Click on the join now button on the left! Call me for the password.

Don't miss this opportunity I have a special surprise for any one that joins between August 4- 14th while I am away at convention!!

What kind of demo would you like to be? Read here

Card for today

Over at LNS There is a challenge this week. It is to create a card with one color plus white this is my first card for the challenge

Stamps Hostess set
Ink versa mark, Old olive
Paper Old Olive DSP and Card stock, Whisper White
Accessories Old Olive ribbon, Dauber whisper White Embossing powder

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Monday, August 03, 2009

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 Price

Décor Elements Growth Chart


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Sunday, August 02, 2009

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 Value
116313 181

Playground Designer buttons

116312 181

Sherbet Designer buttons

114333 181

Button Latte Designer buttons


Well here is my first kid friendly project! Great to make for a kids birthday Party! Or for the kid in all of us!


Stamps Circle circus, Little flowers

Paper Summer Sun, Real Red, Whisper White

Ink Summer Sun, Real Red

Accessories Crop a dile, Red Check ribbon, Scallop sizzix die, scallop punch and circle punches, Clear envelopes Stamping dimensionals

Tomorrow 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 thing you see here 24/7 by clicking the link below! Thanks for looking, Virginia

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Saturday, August 01, 2009

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 sizzlet, Scallop Circle Sizzix die, Circle clear brad and square fire brad, Smallest and Medium oval punch,

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