Rubber stamping, scrapbooking, card-making and other paper crafts
August 24, 2009
This post was created mainly for my baby sister, Sandy, who listened to me for over a month as I created this labor of love. But I thought some of you might be interested in seeing one of my "non-Stampin' Up!" projects, too.
This is a special gift that I made for my granddaughter, Madelyn, for her second dance recital this past June. This board book came shaped like a purse in plain white chipboard. I added the patterned paper (purple, of course! DUH!), the embellishments, and the photos. This cover shot features a Princess Tiara that flashes with mini lights and the fabric covered heart-button that served as the closure for the book.
I have a new posting program on my blog which is causing me all kinds of problems placing the photos. Please forgive the awkward spacing while I learn how to manipulate this new program. Isn't Madelyn adorable?!?!?
Madelyn is taking dance lessons from Mary Beth Snow at The Dance Place in Ocean City, NJ. Her mother, my oldest daughter, Kristie, studied dance at the same studio under Miss Mary for 12 years while she was growing up in Ocean City. Isn't that cool?
August 22, 2009
August 21, 2009
The TAFFY ALPHABET and the "H" from the retired LETTERPRESS ALPHABET were used to create the "Happy" Title Strip. The entire spread was pulled together at the end by using a fun technique called DOODLING, something most of us have done while sitting and talking on the phone, or while daydreaming in a warm, boring classroom. The BASIC BLACK STAMPIN' WRITE MARKER has two different tips, one is a wide brush tip and the other is a fine, hard tip -- perfect for journaling or doodling!
August 19, 2009
August 18, 2009
August 10, 2009
Leave a comment telling him I sent you. I'm sure he'd love to hear from you. Or maybe your DH would be interested. They tell me it's a "Guy Thing" :-)
August 5, 2009
Anyway, back to CHA. Agnes and I dressed up with some supplied props and had our photographs taken in a stall located in the JoAnne's booth. The photos were developed within a minute, and we used them to create our own 8" x 8" scrapbook pages. It's hard to see in these photos, but the pages we are holding each have 3 small photos on them.
This giraffe is adorable, don't you think? I used the new ANIMAL STORIES stamp set, and my favorite new Designer Series Paper called RAZZLEBERRY LEMONADE. This paper coordinates well with almost ALL of the new In-Colors, but I chose to combine it with MELON MAMBO, since my favorite color is pink :D. The greeting is from another new stamp set, TEENY TINY WISHES, and fits perfectly into another fabulous punch from Stampin' Up!, the MODERN LABEL PUNCH.
August 2, 2009
I used the new In-Colors Bermuda Bay and Melon Mambo, and I just love how the two interact to create a bold, bright card. I used the new stamp set ANIMAL STORIES, which I also used on a double page spread for my Scrapbook Class about a trip to the zoo (more on that later, I promise!). Can you see the texture on the white background paper? It was created using a Cuttlebug folder called TEXTILE, and I just LOVE the pattern. Zion preferred touching it, hehe. He said it was OK to have pink on his card, since pink is Mimi's favorite color. (That's me. I'm Mimi.) Finishing off the special card made just for Zion is a touch of the matching polka dot ribbon available in all of the In-Colors.
I'd also like to show you a card I C.A.S.E.d from Dawn Griffith's blog here. I just couldn't resist the adorable ladybug she created by gluing 3 scalloped circles together. I had a small piece of retired Rockabilly Specialty DSP, and used that as a background for the featured image. What do you think? Dawn is another Stampin' Up! demonstrator, and I subscribe to her blog. Every day -- and I DO mean EVERY day -- she adds another awesome idea for a card or project she has created to her blog. Go check out her blog here. Dawn has no idea who I am, but we share ideas and procedures with each other through our blogs. That is what a fantastic company Stampin' Up! is! Read my last post for more information on how YOU can join the Stampin' Up! family, too!
While anytime is a great time to join the Stampin' Up! family as a demonstrator, joining during July and August is especially sweet!
Starting your own Stampin' Up! business means free and discounted products, plus a little extra cash--and who couldn't use that? Plus, from July 15 - August 31, you can become a Stampin' Up! demonstrator for only $85!
The special, limited-time Mini Starter Kit contains many of the items you need to get started in your new business, including:
- For All You Do stamp set
- In Color Classic Stampin' Pads (6)
- Whisper White card stock (8-1/2" x 11")
- In Color assorted card stock (8-1/2" x 11")
- Business forms and tools
Or if you want to buy the Standard $199 Starter Kit, in addition to the supplies listed below, you'll get all six of the new In Color Classic Stampin' Pads and one pack of In Color assorted card stock (8-1/2" x 11")--a $43 value! The standard Starter Kit includes:
- Five stamp sets
- A Stampin' Around wheel, handle, and ink cartridge
- Stampin' Pastels
- Card stock
- Eastern Blooms Décor Elements and applicator tool
- Five Classic Stampin' Pads
- VersaMark Pad
- Stampin' Scrub and Mist
- Blender pens
- Business forms and tools
These special offers--the Mini Starter Kit and the In Color add-on to the standard Starter Kit--are only available for a limited time, so you must act fast!
Benefits of Becoming a Demonstrator
Whether you just love to stamp, or you want to grow a successful, thriving business, the Stampin' Up! opportunity is the right fit for you. Stampin' Up! demonstrators enjoy many benefits, with just a few listed below:
- Product discount. Demonstrators get a 20 percent discount on all Stampin' Up! products, including stamp sets, paper, and accessories. It's a great way to support your love of stamping and paper crafting.
- Extra income. You'll earn extra income based on your sales and recruiting--how much extra income is up to you. Maybe you just want enough income to pay the electric bill every month, or maybe your goal is bigger--the monthly payment for your new car--it's your decision!
- Flexible schedule. This is your business, so you can put in as much (or as little) time as you'd like.
- Support from Stampin' Up! We love our demonstrators and it shows through our demonstrator support materials, including a monthly magazine, workshop ideas, and audio and video trainings on all kinds of topics available on our Demonstrator Web Site.
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