Monday, September 22, 2008

Batty For You

I saw these on Chic'-n-scratch's blog and just loved them. They are treat containers that hold a Fun Size Kit Kat or Hershey Bar. They will also hold packs of gum. This will be one of the projects that we make for this months club members. Also made some for the October's Farmers Market.

Stamps: Batty For You
Paper: Basic Black, Kiwi Kiss, Pumpkin Pie, Whisper White and Ghostly Greetings DSP.
Ink: Basic Black, Pumpkin Pie, Kiwi Kiss
Accessories 1/4" Basic Black Grosgrain Ribbon, Scallop Punch, 1 3/8 Punch, 1" Punch, Dimensionals

Sunday, September 21, 2008

Two Cool Dudes

This picture is updated. I know it is hard to tell from the picture but I embossed the Brocade Blue Piece, the giant snowflake and the tag with Iridescent Ice.

I am working on a 6x6 calendar swap. My month is January. I had a hard time deciding what layout and stamp sets to use. I sketched one last night and got up this morning to try it. I wanted to sue the Sizzix to cut the snowflake out of chipboard then wanted to use the white craft pad and Iridescent Ice but the chipboard does not work with the sizzlets dies. The the original sketch didn't fit right so had to change it up. This is what I came up with. I like the way it finally came together. I can't wait to see what the rest of the calendar will look like.

Stamps: Two Cool Dudes, Holiday Blitz
Ink: Night of Navy, Craft White
Paper: Night of Navy, Brocade Blue and Whisper White
Accessories Brocade Blue 5/8" Grosgrain Ribbon, Sizzix Snowflake Set # 2, Linen Thread, Scallop Edge Punch, Tag Punches

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Nursery Necessities

I think this card is so cute. I love the colors. This is my first time using this stamp set but now that it is mounted I will have to use it more. I cased this card from skdeleeuw on SCS.
Stamps: Nursery Necessities
Ink: Chocolate Chip, Bashful Blue, So Saffron, Certainly Celery
Paper: Chocolate Chip, Certainly Celery, Bashful Blue, Whisper White, Bashful Blue and So Saffron Designer Series Paper
Accessories: Certainly Celery 5/8" Grosgrain Ribbon, So Safforn Brads, Dimensionals, Word Window Punch

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Halloween Treat Stamp Camp

Celebrate this Halloween season in style! At this stamp class you will be making all of the Halloween treats pictured. Perfect to use as gifts for family, neighbors, teachers, friend's, etc. We will be using the FABULOUS Halloween stamp set Batty For You and fabulous NEW Designer Series Paper.

Halloween Treat Class!!!
This class is being offered two different times. Pick the date/location that works best for you.
Wednesday September 24th--Salt Lake City
6:00 pm
Kristine Memmott's House - downtown area

Friday Septmeber 30th--Kaysville
7:00 PM
Ashley Van Camp's House

Stamp Camp Registration : $15
RSVP today to reserve your spot
RSVP must be received by Monday September 22th for all locations
You will receive :
All supplies for the amazing projects, Snacks, Door Prizes, Great Special Deals for Attendees Only.
Bring your own adhesive.
CLASS ON THE GO KIT: If you are not able to attend any of the above listed times, but are still interested in having a set of these items, there is an option for you. You may purchase it as a "Class on the Go" kit. It will come with all the supplies needed for the projects. The price for this kit to go is $20.00. (Please add $5.00 if you need it shipped.)
***BRING A FRIEND!!!! If you register a friend that I've never met before you will receive a FREE gift for YOU and YOUR FRIEND!
Pre-order special: If you preorder any of the supplies we are using in this class, you will receive a 20% discount. Supplies included in this promotion: Batty For You stamp set, Scallop Punch, 1 3/8" Circle Punch, 1 ¼" Circle Punch, 1" Circle Punch, Crop-a-dile
Please let me know if you have any further questions!
Looking forward to seeing you at one of these classes!!
E-mail me today to reserve your spot!


Last week was such a busy week that I am really behind on my posting. This week is looking much better to get more things posted. I am currently in a hotel so I have to wait to get the right lighting :)

These cute Frankies are candy wrappers for Hershey and Kit Kat fun size candy bars. I saw these on Chic-n-scratch's blog. I used these for my last workshop.

Monday, September 8, 2008

Win A Free Stamp Set

That's right, you can have a chance to win a FREE stamp set from the new 2008 Fall/Winter Idea Book and Catalog ($19.95 or less)!!!

How? Every Thursday there is an Inspiration Challenge posted on the UDI blog. Participate every week in the month of September (9/4, 9/11, 9/18 & 9/25) and your name will be entered into the drawing!!

Rules: Please use current Stampin' Up! product (unless Stampin' Up! does not carry it) on your project. You have until the next challenge is posted to leave a comment with your link (to either your scs gallery or blog entry) showing your project. For example - DivaIC7 will be posted on 9/4. You will have until 9/10 to get your project entered to be in the running for the free stamp set.

Sound fun? I hope so!!! I hope to see those intimidated by Inspiration Challenges to stretch their creative muscles and take the plunge! How much easier can it be - simply stamp to win!!!

You can click on this link to go to the UDI blog.

Crab and Company

So when I was first looking at some different birthday cards to make I wanted to use some different sets and decided one should be crab and company. I have had this set for quite some time now and never mounted it. I originally cased a card and then started duplicating it this weekend. I wanted to change it up some - where it was all current merchandise. I thought timing was perfect as we now have the scallop square punch. Well it turns out I did not have any current polka dots available and the small square punch did not layer right on the card. So I changd it to the cirle and circle scallop punch.

I really did not like the scallop circle ont his card. It really seemed out of place and the card was just not flowing the way that I would have liked. So Stacy helped me brainstorm through some other options to make this card work. We changed the background to Ballet Blue and had the crab holding the sign Snappy Birthday. Also to avoid so much cutting for the class we stamped the characters on vellum and colored them. The crab was stamped on Whisper White and his eyes have crystal effects on them to make them pop out. So this is now the 5th birthday card.

Stamps: Crab and Company and Sanded

Ink: Stazon Black, Chocolate Chip, Ballet Blue, Real Red, Vellum

Paper: Ballet Blue, Kraft, Chocolate Chip, Barely Banana, Whisper White

Accessories: Dimensionals, Water Color Crayons, Blender Pens, Medium and Large Oval Punches

Sunday, September 7, 2008

Pun Fun Birthday

This is the 4th card that we will be making in the Birthday Card Class. I cased this from Laurie. I changed it to the current DSP Junior Varsity and then matching paper, used a birthday stamp and omitted the brads. Megan made this card at convention where she made some mock brads - out of paper and crystal effects. So that is how I made the circles above the birthday greeting. Next time I would either move the saying down a little or up and put the dots below it.

Stamps: Pun Fun, On Your Birthday

Ink: Stazon Black
Paper: Bashful Blue, So Saffron, Whisper White, Junior Varsity DSP

Accessories: Ticket Corner Punch, Crystal Effects, 1/4" Punch, Dimensionals, Water Color Crayons, Dazzling Diamonds

Saturday, September 6, 2008

Crazy For Cupcakes # 3

This is the 3rd of the b irthday cards. I just love pink and brown together. Super easy birthday card. I am happy to think that this is a set that will gets lots of use :)
Stamps: Crazy For Cupcakes
Ink: Stazon Black, Chocolate Chip
Paper: Pink Pirouette, Whisper White and Sweet Always DSP
Accessories: Chocolate Chip 5/8" Grosgrain Ribbon, Dimensionals, Dazzling Diamonds

Friday, September 5, 2008

Crazy For Cupcakes #2

This is the second birthday card that I completed on this trip. I cased this from mariemc but wanted to have it all Stampin Up so I used the Scallop #2 and colluzzle. The cupcakes were colored with the blendor pen and ink pads. I also wanted to have the frosting look fluffy with pink streak through it. So I tried to mix white craft refill and pink pirouette but it was not swirling like I wanted. So in the end I ended up sprinking Dazzling Diamonds over the frosting and I really like the way it turned out.

Stamps: Crazy For Cupcakes, On Your Birthday
Ink: Stazon Black
Paper: Baja Breeze, Whisper White, Pink Pirouette, Bella Rose DSP and Baja Breeze DSP
Accessories: Baja Breeze Ribbon, Dazzling Diamonds

Party Hearty

This is one of the cards that will be made on the Monthly Card Night. Sorry about the lighting - hotel lighting... Okay so got to Stacy's house and used her Daylight to retake my pictures. What a difference good lighting makes. I decided to leave both pictures up here to see the lighting contrast. Maybe I shouldn't take pictures from the hotel rooms anymore :)
When planning the birthday card class I wanted to have a couple cards that could be used for any gender. I saw this card by Wendy Janson and really loved the colors together plus not really frilly so you could give it to a man.
The corners are paper pierced but I fogot my mat pack so they are not even on each corner. But that is waht makes it unique - right. I found that my mouse pad makes a great paper piercing mat while on the road :) I would also like a larger circle to mount the Celebrate You on. The next coluzzle line made it too big, so needing something inbetween. But I really like the way it came together.
Stamps: Party Hearty, On Your Birthday
Ink: Basic Gray
Paper: Ridinghood Red, Basic Gray, Whisper White, Prestwick DSP
Accessories: Red Brads, Silver Cord, Coluzzle, Dimensionals, 1 3/4" Punch, 1" Punch, 3/4" Punch

Monthly Card Class

Just wanted to let you all know that I am going to be doing a monthly card class every 2nd Wednesday through December. I plan to continue the card classes in 2009 but will need to revisit dates as 2009 gets closer. The cost will be $15 for 10 cards (2 of each design). All classes will be at my house in Salt Lake. Kits are also an option for those who would like the cards but unable to make it to the class.

Dates are as follows:

Sept 10 – Birthday Cards
Oct 8 – All Occasion Cards
Nov 12 – Thank You Cards
Dec 10 – Christmas Cards

Pictures will be posted soon for each class.
Contact me to sign up.

Thursday, September 4, 2008

September Card Kit of the Month

Yes...I know I have only been offering these one month, but these Card Kits are ALREADY NEW and IMPROVED!!!! We will now be featuring both a Stamp Set of the Month in addition to an Accessory of the Month. This will allow us more flexibility in card kit designs since the amount of product that comes in "bulk" is limited. In addition, there will now be TWO featured Card Designs and you'll receive the supplies to create SIX of EACH design - so you will receive all of the consumable supplies that you need to create 12 cards total. You will also receive 2 additional full color samples of "alternative" cards that you can make with the combined contents of the kit! In addition, you'll receive detailed, step by step instructions on how to complete each of the 4 designs. This month's card kit items are listed below, and the price of the Card Kit is $15. Orders for the Card Kits must be received by September 15th. Kits will ship by the end of the month. Special Offer for September! Purchase the Card Kit and receive the Coordinating Set, "Eastern Blooms" and the Coordinating Accessory, "Clear Buttons" at 20% off! I would be happy to ship these card kits as well, please just add $4.00 if you would like them shipped to you.

The Card Kit ($15) Includes:
· 6 Pieces of 5 ½ x 8 ½" Pacific Point Cardstock
· 6 Pieces of 5 ½" x 8 ½" Kiwi Kiss Cardstock
· 6 Pieces of 4" x 2" Kiwi Kiss Cardstock
· 6 Pieces of 3 ¾" x 2" Pumpkin Pie Cardstock
· 6 Pieces of 3 ½" x 1 ¾" Whisper White Cardstock
· 6 Pieces of 5 ½" x 2" Baja Breeze Cardstock
· 6 Pieces of 5 ½" x ¼" Pumpkin Pie Cardstock
· 6 Pieces of 3" x 2" Pacific Point Cardstock
· 6 Pieces of 1 ¾" x 1 ¾" Whisper White Cardstock
· 6 Pieces of 1" x 1" Pumpkin Pie Cardstock
· 6 Pieces of 1" x 1" Pacific Point Cardstock
· 6 - 3 ½ pieces of Kiwi Kiss Striped Grosgrain Ribbon
· 6 - 3 ½ pieces of Baja Breeze Striped Grosgrain Ribbon
· 12 - 2" pieces of Linen Thread
· 12 - Whisper White Envelopes
· Step by Step Instructions to complete 4 different card designs using the kit piecesAdd-on Products:
· Pacific Point Classic Inkpad ($5.25)
· Kiwi Kiss Classic Inkpad ($5.25)
· Baja Breeze Classic Inkpad ($5.25)
· Pumpkin Pie Classic Inkpad ($5.25)
· Close to Cocoa Stampin' Write Marker ($3.25)
· Pumpkin Pie Stampin' Write Marker ($3.25)
· Eastern Blooms Stamp Set ($21.95) $17.56 with the purchase of the Card Kit
· Clear Buttons ($4.95) $3.96 with the purchase of the Card Kit
Other Optional Purchases:
· 1" Circle Punch ($10.95)
· ¾" Circle Punch ($10.95)
· Stampin' Dimensionals ($3.95)
· 2-Way Glue Pen ($3.50)
Again: orders for these card kits must be placed by September 15th. To answer a question I've been may order more than one set if you would like! :)