Stampin' Up! Independent Demonstrator ~ Debbie Dutchess ~ ~

Thursday, July 5, 2012

Petite Purses

I just Love these Petite Purses! They are a bit addicting though, so I'm warning you now. This new Big Shot Die made it's debut earlier along with the Summer Smooches Suite. I had it forever before I actually opened it and started playing with it. Now, I can't stop! Here are just a couple of samples of what you can create. The possibilities are endless!

This die works great with either card stock or Designer Series Paper. I have used both. The DSP is cute enough itself, but I had to add a little scallop to dress it up. I'm working on a step-by-step picture tutorial showing how I add the scallop that I will post very soon. It's so simple, I'm sure you could probably figure it out on your own!

To add a little texture to the card stock purse, I used the new Delicate Designs Embossing Folder. Another new product that I have fallen in Love with! Pretty much, if you can use it with the Big Shot, I Love It!

These little purses are great for holding a couple of Hershey Nuggets, a small jewelry gift, money, or can you imagine them cut from Christmas paper hanging on your tree ~ adorable!

Stay tuned for my tutorial & thanks so much for stopping by ~
Debbie D.

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Uninvited Guest

I wasn't sure if this card was going to get finished or not. I had an uninvited guest yesterday while working on it that abruptly halted all work in the studio. As I sit at my table stamping away, a huge spider crawled right across the card I was working on! Yikes ~ I don't use the word "hate" often, but I hate spiders! I was bare foot, and felt totally defenseless. The only weapons I had were my stamping tools and I couldn't possibly use those to kill the thing. Get spider guts on my stamping stuff? Ewww ~ no way. Plus, that thing moved way too fast. I did spritz him once with my Stampin' Mist, and that seemed to slow him down a bit, but I still couldn't find anything to squish him with! I hurried and tried to finish my card, but he kept appearing out of no where ~ crawling on my paper rack, then on the table again, on the wall and then on the shelf with my stamps! I just couldn't stand it, I had to get out of there. I went back in later in the evening with shoes on, armed with bug spray, but he was no where to be seen. I sprayed around my table a bit with the hopes that I may just get him where ever he may be hiding.

I mustered up enough courage this morning to get back in the studio to finish my card. With my bug spray by my side, I got it done in record time!

I used the Reason to Smile stamp set. During the month of July, when you purchase $50 of any Stampin' Up! product, you can add this exclusive set to your order for just $5.00! I used the New In-Colors Raspberry Ripple, Primrose Petals and Summer Starfruit for the flowers. The sentiment is from Curly Cute.

Contact me today to get your Reason to Smile stamp set, or place your order online anytime!
Thanks for stopping by ~
Debbie D.

Sunday, July 1, 2012

Reason to Smile

Is this heat getting you down? Do you need a reason to smile? Well, I've got one here for you! During the month of July, when you spend $50 on any Stampin' Up! product, you can add the Reason to Smile set to your order for just $5! This is the perfect floral set for summer and exclusive to this offer. It's only available this month, so don't wait to order yours!

Another reason to smile during the month of July is because we {heart}our hostesses. When you host a $450 workshop you automatically get to add $50 to your Hostess Benefits. That's $115 in Free product plus one item of your choice at 50% off! Now that's a great reason to smile!

So, gather your stamping friends for a day or evening of creativity and give them a reason to smile too. Contact me today to get your workshop on my calendar. 

Thanks for stopping by ~
Debbie D.