Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Hearts a Flutter cards

What is your favourite product from the new Occasions catalogue? For me, it's the More Amore suite with the Hearts-a-Flutter stamp set and matching framelits. I absolutely love the colours and patterns in the More Amore specialty designer series paper.
Today, I created 2 cards to hopefully inspire you, both using the Hearts-a-Flutter stamps and framelits.

used Beyond Plaid behind the big heart

embossed hearts and More Amore paper

The first card:
-basic black, rose red, pink piroutte, whisper white
-Hearts-a-Flutter stamps and framelits
-sentiment from Teeny Tiny wishes stamp set
-tag made from Bitty Banners framelits

The second card:
-rose red, pool party, ery vanilla, More Amore paper, versamark
-clear embossing powder; pool party embossing powder
-Hearts-a-Flutter stamps and framelits
-sentiment from Artistic Etchings stamp set
-large oval punch and scallop oval punch

Monday, January 28, 2013

Madison Avenue flower card

Don't you just love sale-a-bration? For every 60.00 in product that you purchase, you get to choose exclusive FREE product from the sale-a-bration brochure, like this pretty stamp set called Madison Avenue. I also used the Vine Street embossing folder and Sycamore Street ribbon in Pool Party, both items available as FREE sale-a-bration items!
To view the sale-a-bration brochure online, click HERE.

To learn how to make this card, and many others, click HERE to see my classes and crop dates.

Friday, January 25, 2013

Happy Hour cards

Do you have a stamp set that has been sitting on your shelf that you haven't used yet? In my case, it was the Happy Hour set from Stampin' Up! (page 36 in the catalogue). It was a set I won at a stamping event. I ended up creating 2 cards with the same layout in different colours.

 This first one uses the colours Rose Red, Pool Party, Basic Gray and Whisper White. I used the chevron embossing folder in the background.
This second card uses Sycamore Street designer series paper (FREE during sale-a-bration) as the background. The colours are Island Indigo, Sahara Sand, Pool Party, Tangerine tango and Whisper White.

On both cards, the Whisper White was stamped then punched with the 1 3/8" circle punch, then I used the Circles#2 Bigz die to create the mat.

Do you want to learn how to make cards like these? Click HERE for info on upcoming classes and crops.
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Monday, January 21, 2013

Wedding card made with Just Married.

When I first saw this set, Just Married, in the Stampin' Up! Occaisions catalogue, I fell in love with the cake image, but wasn't sure about the shoes. Does that ever happen to you? You see the whole set and think "I'll use these images, but not sure about those." Well, it turns out, I LOVE the shoes and can see many more possibilities with them. Take a look and tell me what you think.

Best Wishes on your wedding day.

Just Married item#129210
Paper Doilies item#129399
whisper white card stock item#100730
Wisteria Wonder cardstock item#122922
Wisteria Wonder ink item#126985
Elegant Eggplant ink item#126969

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Thursday, January 17, 2013

Stampin'Up! Leadership Display Boards

Part of the fun of attending Stampin'Up! events are the display boards...hundreds of samples to get the creative juices flowing! Here are just a few photos.

It was hard to get close, or get individual photos due to the sheer amount of people there taking photos and milling about.
I do have plenty of swaps though, and they will be on display at my upcoming Kick-Off party on Sunday!

Friday, January 11, 2013

Stampin'Up! Leadership-First Day Fun!

This is my first Leadership conference and I have to thank Carley for being able to take Alexis during the day, my mom for watching the kids after school until 4pm, and Ainsley and Julia for taking the kids til 5:30. I wouldn't have been able to come without them!

OK, here is what we recieved as our packet...our booklet, leadership pin, catalogues and FREE stamp set PLUS we get to pick out another free set of our choice! Those of us that earned Manager's Reception also get to choose a free stamp set, for a total of 3.
Today at General Session, as well as giving out Prize Patrole, they announced a new program called Paper Pumpkin and then gave every one of us the new Paper Pumpkin Kits!
They also announced a new stamp kit called Dude, You're Welcome, made specifically for the men in our lives, and they gave every male demo their own kit for free!
This is how the Paper Pumpkin kit comes!

LOVE this! Kit #1

Kit#2, looks fun!
Oh yeah! Exciting news! Every General Session, they will randomly select 5 demos to receive FREE Convention registration! PLUS...they can give one free registration to a new recruit! How cool that?

Sea World photos-tons of fun!

Stampin' Up! Leadership in Orlando Florida officially begins on Friday, so today I went to Sea World! I had an amazing time. I have never been on a rollercoaster before, but today I rode the Manta THREE times! and then I rode the Kraken THREE times! I am very proud of myself. I also saw all the shows and my favourite was the Animal Theatre which featured rescued cats, dogs, ducks, birds and even a pig. So far, i am loing Orlando!

Sea World entrance


The Manta rollercoaster

Manta Coaster

Manta Coaster

Aquarium-gorgeous fish

Clyde and Seymore Pirate Adventure

Animal Theatre stage

More fish

Shark Tunnel-dozens of sharks!

Manta Ray!

Tonight was Manager's Reception at Harry Potter Universal Studios. Unfortunately, no photos because my camers malfunctioned. I also rode all the rides there, including the rollercoasters!
I wish I had photos-it was amazing there.
More from Leadership tomorrow!