Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Last days for $99 Special Starter kit and FREE $40 value Christmas box kit

Through the end of July, only 4 more days, you can join Stampin'Up! and be part of my team for just $99 (click on link to the right side of my blog to find out what all is included). Contains over $185 in products and business supplies--including new products from the 2011-2012 Idea Book & Catalog! You also get the great FREE gift worth $40 with items to make the Christmas box below. 
*If you are looking for extra money to pay bills or just a discount on your own purchases this is an offer you can't refuse!!! Contact me ASAP!

The Christmas Keepsake Box Project Kit--a $40 value--contains the following products (quantities are 1 unless otherwise noted):
  • Pines & Poinsettias Set* (wood-mount)
  • Keepsake box
  • Scallop borders (cut from Tasteful Trim Bigz XL Die)
    • First Edition Designer Series Paper (3)
    • Holly Berry Designer Series Paper (6)
  • First Edition Specialty Designer Series Paper strip (2)
  • Holly Berry Designer Series Paper piece*
  • Real Red Top Note (cut from Top Note Bigz Die)
  • Real Red Decorative Label (cut from Matchbook Bigz XL Die)
  • Wild Wasabi Card Stock strips (3)
  • Naturals Ivory Card Stock piece
  • Holly Berry Bouquet Designer Fabric*
  • Real Red 1-1/4" Striped Grosgrain Ribbon
  • Real Red 5/8" Grosgrain Ribbon
  • Victoria 5/8" Crochet Trim
  • Linen Thread
  • Champagne Fine Galaxy Stampin' Glitter
  • Vanilla Pearl 1/2" Simply Adorned Bauble
  • Pearl Basic Jewels (1 pkg.)
  • Holly Berry Bouquet Designer Buttons*
    • Large Wild Wasabi
    • Small Real Red
  • Mini Vintage Tags

Saturday, July 23, 2011

Faux mother of pearl cards

My roommate Roberta made these cards using the frost white shimmer paint ( 116854 $5.95) for the faux mother of pearl technique. She used the paint on an entire sheet of cardstock then cut into squares and she stamped each square individually. Beautiful job Roberta!! Click on each card to enlarge to see the details.
 This card uses Just Believe stamp set (116948 wood $33.95, 120453 clear $25.95) and marina mist cardstock and ink.
This card uses Vintage Vogue stamp set (117690 wood $23.95, 118598 clear $17.95) and pear pizazz cardstock and ink.

Roommates at Cnvention inour hats, also garden party pics

 Ashley-she made all these hats!!!
 Yours Truly
The whole crew with Shelli. Ashley gave her a hat too!!

We had a garden party as a kickoff and everyone wore hats.
My roommate Mel with her flowery hat
My roommate Audrey and the hat she made with our NEW fabric

My roommate Ashley made hats for all of us.

Aother Ashley original

Not mine. Made by someone who has a lot more time than I do. She made a strawberry patch and many flowers, also see next picture

Another pic of the same hat

Fabulous Florets Samples

These are samples of cards made with the Fabulous Florets stamp set (123025 wood $23.95 or 123027 clear $17.95) that I received as swaps at convention. Many of them also use the Beyond the Garden designer paper (122342 $10.95)as well and some use the new colored embossing powder. I just love the bright colors.

 Easel card
 This is a diorama card
 I thought this was a little busy, but my husband loves it
 Pocket card
 The card from inside the pocket
 This uses the reinker spread technique for the flower
 So classy with the black
 Thia is the double embossing technique
 Uses the tangerine tango, (123106 $4.75) wild wasabi, (123224 $4.75) and melon mambo, (123223 $4.75) embossing powders
 I made these last 2 cards. I like this one, but thought it was too busy, so I reworked it into the card below
 I hid the Flower Garden embossing folder (123113 $7.95) image inside, see below
Inside right panel of card

Saturday, July 2, 2011

Evolution of convention swap card

I'm sorry these are out of order, but read the info under each card to see the progression. I'm not sure if you can tell from the photos, but I used the red glimmer paper behind the berries. Click on each card to enlarge it for details.

 This was my second attempt. I changed from one berry (punched berry) to three, but I hadn't yet added the red 2 1/2" circle behind the sentiment and it still needed something.

 This is my final project!
This was my first card. I only punched one berry in each point of the medallion, but I decided it needed three. I also hadn't added the red circle behind the sentiment, but I fixed this one before I took the photo.