Friday, November 28, 2008
Wednesday, November 26, 2008
This is a very limited time offer. Starting today, November 26-December 1, Stampin' Up! is offering a 20-50% discount on select product bundles. Quantities are limited, so to insure that you get the things you want, please place your orders online by accessing my Demonstrator Business Website at http://www.debbied.stampinup.net/.
The Stampin' Up! offices will be closed Thursday & Friday in honor of Thanksgiving. To minimize the risk of the discounted bundles you need, no longer being available, order online early!
Have a Safe and Happy Thanksgiving!
Tuesday, November 25, 2008
This is a 16" ceramic tile that I bought at Lowe's, and the Large "Jingle All The Way" Decor Elements. It was so easy to adhere the Decor Elements to the tile. It has a bit of a textue, but I had no problems. Of course, I couldn't just leave it at that, so I sponged Real Red ink on the edges of the tile, and around the design. That was just a little too bright, so then I sponged Encore Gold Ink over that to tone it down just a bit. The Encore ink is a pigment ink, so I had to heat set it. Just be careful not to melt the Vinyl Decor Element. It really is prettier in person, the picture doesn't do it justice.
There are several Holiday Decor Elements that come in various sizes and colors. Check them out at my Stampin' Up! website.
I know you are all very busy during this Thanksgiving Weekend, but, you'll definitely want to make time to...
Monday, November 24, 2008
My friend made this card for our Christmas Card class that we had in October. I Love the Pink Snowflakes. It's so sweet & delicate. This is one of the In-Colors, Pink Pirouette, and the Snow Burst stamp set. She tore the bottom of the Whisper White cardstock and inked the edges so it would blend with the pink cardstock. The Holiday Greetings sentiment is from the Sincere Salutations stamp set.
I can't believe it's Thanksgiving week...
I hope you all know how thankful I am that you take the time to stop by and check out what's going on in my little studio.
Smiles to you all!
Saturday, November 22, 2008
I am anxious to find out the details...and share them with you!
Have a Great Weekend.
Friday, November 21, 2008
The leaves are from the Season of Friendship stamp set that can be found in the Holiday Mini Catalog. I punched a 1 inch circle out of scrap paper to use as a guide and stamped the leaves around it to form the wreath shape. To add the berries, I used small dots of Crystal Effects, and sprinkled Red Chunky Essentials Glitter on them. The patterned paper is from the Designer Series Paper Ski Slope, also in the Holiday Mini. The Noel stamp is from Many Merry Messages.
Thanks for taking the time to look at today's project!
Wednesday, November 19, 2008
The round tin ornaments were made with tins purchased at Michaels. I used the Deer Friends Hostess set and the Scallop Circle Punch to make the design for the inside. I used my Crop-a-Dile to punch a hole to add the ribbon for hanging, and a little fake snow. Before closing the tin, I put a small amount of Crystal Effects around the edge to seal it so it wouldn't come open. You can also just add a magnet to the back for really cute holiday refrigerator magnets.
Hope you enjoyed today's projects.
Tuesday, November 18, 2008
Saturday, November 15, 2008
Once you spend your $20.00, there is no limit to the number of rub-ons that you can get at 20% off. This offer is only available thru November 30, 2008.
Stampin' Up! is featured in the December issue of Country Living. There is a great spread showing lots of projects for the Holidays. You can purchase the Holiday Collection Stampin' Kit which includes all of the products you need to create the projects in Country Living magazine, and more. The kit includes an exclusive set of 6 stamps, 4-12x12 Sheets Die Cut Chipboard Shapes, 2 each of 4-12x12 Double-Sided Die Cut Designer Series Papers that coordinate with the die cut chipboard, 2 each of 2-12x12 Double-Sided Designer Series Papers, 2 sheets 12x12 Whisper White Cardstock, 25 yards Silver Metallic Cord, 10 yards 3/8" Whisper White Taffeta Ribbon, 20 Components from the Pretties Kit, Stampin' Dimensionals, Dazzling Diamonds Stampin' Glitter, Tombow Multi Purpose Adhesive, Riding Hood Red and Old Olive Classic Stampin' Spot, uninked Stampin' Spot, and Whisper White Craft Ink Refill. WOW! All of this for only $49.95! Country Living is also offering a special subscription price for SU customers, and a Bonus mini stamp kit with subscription. You can go to http://www.stamp.countryliving.com/ for details. This offer is available now, thru December 31, 2008.
Contact me today to get this super Holiday Collection and start decorating!
Friday, November 14, 2008
The card I want to share today is one we did at the Birthday Stamp-a-Stack. It was done using the Watercolor Technique. Several people opted not to do watercolor, and just colored the balloons with Stampin' Write Markers. That works too, of course, and we stress in our classes that we don't want anyone to "stress" over making the cards, and we like to see you express your creativity and do your own thing! I actually got this idea right from the SU website. There is a great video you can watch to see exactly how it was created. You can watch the video by going to http://www.debbied.stampinup.net/.
To get the best effect with Watercoloring you should use watercolor paper, which can be found on page 166 of the Fall/Winter 2008 Idea Book & Catalog. You should also use Stazon Ink to stamp the image to be watercolored. This is a Solvent Ink, and won't bleed. I did not have the Happy, Happy Birthday Jumbo Wheel used on the SU sample, so I "expressed my creativity" and used the Stars from the Classic Background Set. There are a couple of products you can use to Watercolor. The Watercolor Wonder Crayons, Blender Pens, and the Aqua Painters, which is what I used here. Check out the video & then give it a try! It is really fun and gives a great look to your cards or scrapbook pages.
Okay...now I can go cross another item off of my "to do" list for today!
Thanks for stopping by today--have a Great weekend!
Tuesday, November 11, 2008
I have been having major computer issues. I think mine was possessed by the demon aol, so I had to perform an "exorcism" on it yesterday. Long story, and I'll spare you the details. We haven't had aol for quite some time, but it would just pop up randomly, and kept trying to "sign on". I think it was jealous that I had switched, and was using internet explorer. I couldn't do anything on my computer yesterday. I was becoming quite agitated and finally just deleted the whole program. I think my computer is much happier now, and it's working like a dream!
So...I can finally share a couple of cards that we did in the Birthday Card class this past Sunday. We had a fabulous time, as usual, and what a pleasure to have everyone contribute food and snacks! Everything was scrumptious.
One of my assignments for this class was to create the two masculine cards that we would be making. Sometime these are difficult for me, mostly because 95% of the stamps I own are flowery! I actually ordered the Nature Silhouette Set so I would have something masculine to work with. I had recently ordered the Happiness is a Journey Set, because I love that saying. Here are the two cards that I came up with.
Nature Silhouette, Inspired by Nature, Sincere Salutations Stamp Sets
Sahara Sand, Bordering Blue, Bashful Blue, Whisper White Cardstock
Bordering Blue, Basic Black Classic Ink
Mini Library Clip, Stampin' Dimensionals
I just realized when typing the supplies, that my Linen Thread that I had tied on the Mini Library Clip is gone. If you want to add just a little something, tie a small bit of Linen Thread in a knot around the Mini Library Clip. It looks really nice...really it did!
Happiness is a Journey Stamp Set
More Mustard, Not Quite Navy, Very Vanilla Cardstock
Not Quite Navy, Chocolate Chip Classic Ink
Gold Brads, Twill Ribbon
There you have it! Two "manly" cards. You can also just change the color combination for some other great looks. Try More Mustard with Bravo Burgandy, or Elegant Eggplant. I also did this card with Always Artichoke. That one will go to my Dad on December 1, for his Birthday. The deer will go to Scott's Dad tomorrow for his Birthday. Looks like I did these cards just in time.
Thanks for checking in today. I'll try not to go a whole week without posting from now on!
Wednesday, November 5, 2008
I left the pink up through October for Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and decided since it has been so beautiful here I would shoot some fall colors. This is actually in my yard, so I get to enjoy it everyday...for a little while longer any way. I'm sure it will get cold soon, and all the leaves will be gone for the winter. After all, it is November, but it still feels like September.
Tuesday, November 4, 2008
I actually did a Workshop in a customer's home this past weekend. I have been focusing on my classes, and haven't done a true workshop in a while. It was good, and fun! I had forgotten how much I enjoyed doing them. I took lots of samples...some you have seen here, and some you haven't seen...yet! I do have a couple of the cards that I demonstrated to share with you today.
This first card was created using the Pocket Silhouette Set, Kiwi Kiss Classic Ink and cardstock, and Pacific Point cardstock. The patterned paper is from the Patterns Designer Series Papers. I used the Scallop Square Punch to punch out the flower image after stamping them. Then I used both the Small and Large Oval Punches to layer the sentiment. The ribbons are the 5/8" Grosgrain Stripe in Kiwi Kiss, and the scrumptious Double-Sided Satin Ribbon, which is also Kiwi Kiss on one side, and Very Vanilla on the other. I love the combination of the Kiwi Kiss and Pacific Point. It's very bright & cheerful!
This next card uses Kiwi Kiss, Chocolate Chip, and Baja Breeze, another yummy combination. This is the One of a Kind and the Heard From The Heart Stamp Sets. The flowers were stamped & then punched out with the Boho Blossoms Punch and mounted with Stampin' Dimensionals. I used my Mat Pack to line up my paper piercing. I felt it needed just a little "something", so I added the Linen Thread. The corners were punched with the Ticket Corner Punch.
It's going to be a beautiful day today! Don't forget to VOTE! See you tomorrow.