Monday, September 29, 2008

Another Card Kit Card! here I am still going through my left over card parts and enjoying every minute of it. It is unbelievable how variant my cards can turn out while still using the same pieces from my left over card kits. It just goes to show you that Stampin' Up! products are very versatile. One can use the same materials and create a whole new look. For this card I decided to stick with the Party Hearty stamp set, turned my Bella Rose dsp paper to the side, added pink grosgrain ribbon down the center, stamped a cupcake for the focal point strategically adding a few rose colored brads for my sprinkles, and then I put on the final touches. A few dots using my very special tool...a pencil eraser! I'm not sure who this card will be for yet..but it is ready to go when the need arises.

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Saturday, September 27, 2008

A Dazzling Party Hearty Card

I decided to use some of my pre-cut left over card parts from workshops, classes and such to create this card and another that I will upload . This card was born from the scraps from a card I showed a week ago. Instead of just stamping a couple more of the previous card I challenged myself to change it up a bit. I pulled out my Iridescent Ice, and versamark to make my main image sparkle a bit. I haven't used it in awhile so it was fun to pull out my heat gun and put a bit more time into my card. My husband was out watching the debate with friends, the kids were asleep and after watching the debate myself, I was one busy stamper. I love nights like these every now and then.

Stamp set:Party Hearty
Cardstock: Kraft, Bella Rose dsp, Whisper White, Pink Pirouette, Riding Hood Red
Ink: Pretty in Pink, Riding Hood Red, Versamark, Chocolate chip
Accessories: Pink ribbon, buttons, and Iridescent Ice

Thursday, September 25, 2008

Jean's Sketch Challenge #4

A Bit of Thanks...

I created this card for Jean's Sketch Challenge. I enjoy her challenges and try to play regularly. It's a way for me to stamp with half of the work done before I even get started and I like that! This card uses the Flight of the Butterfly stamp set. I seem to be getting lots of use out of this stamp set; it is so versatile. I also tried the new designer star brads. I love the the weight and look of them on a card.

Card Recipe:
Stamp set: Flight of the Butterfly
Ink: Versamark, Bashful Blue
Cardstock: Barely Banana, Very Vanilla, Bashful Blue
Accessories: 5/8" ribbon and designer star brads

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Wednesday, September 24, 2008

A Card For Dad!

I can't believe it has been an entire week since I last stamped and blogged. What a crime! My father's birthday is coming up so I decided to quickly stamp a card to send on its' merry way to him. I pulled out my stock of retired papers and ink for the occasion. I chose a couple of my faves along with whisper white cardstock. I did a little layering, added some ribbon, a bit of twine, and a card was born. I tried to keep the ribbon to a minimum since it is a masculine card. There was an internal battle going on because I wanted to add more ribbon but then thought better of it.This card was very quick and easy and could be good for demonstrating.
Card recipe:
stamp sets: Party Hearty, See You Around Jumbo Wheel
Ink: Versa mark, Wild Wasabi, and I can't think of the name of the retired in color blue...
Cardstock: Whisper White, Wild Wasabi, Wild Wasabi prints,and that blue...
I'll take a look tonight when I get home and add the correct name...

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Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Building A Scrapbook Page

Yesterday, I mentioned that I created a scrapbook page which I cased the layout from Kay Marie's blog, Stamping To Share. Here is my take on her beautiful layout. I love the way she arranged her photos and decided to have a go at it. I rarely get to my scrapbook pages. I am soooo very behind and I am sure so many of you can relate to this. As a Stampin' Up! demonstrator I prepare for worshops that require me to have scrapbook pages to share. Due to this demand I get more pages done than I would other once again Stampin' Up! brings so much satisfaction and accomplishments to my life. I love how I feel when I've completed a page for my children. If you too are a scrapbooker, I hope you get some scrapbooking done today.

For my pages, I started out by creating a 6X6 page using a photo from my daughter's dance recital. I get a little sad looking at this picture because she has decided that she's ready to move on from dancing and is now interested in gymnastics. So these pages represent her last days as a dancer. Anyway, I layered the 6X6 page onto an 8-1/2X11 page and then onto a 12X12 page. This is a wonderful way to show the possibilities of scrapbooking. Scrapbooks can be a variety of sizes and to different degrees of difficulty. These pages were lots of fun to create and I hope you enjoy them.

Supplies Used for my pages:
Stamp set: Flight of the Butterfly
Cardstock: Pacific Point, Barely Banana, Pretty in Pink, Old Olive, and Whisper White
Ink: Old Olive, Pacific, Versamark

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Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Lovin' The Bella Rose

Here are a couple more cards using the beautiful Bella Rose Paper and the Flight of the Butterfly stamp set. I had fun demonstrating these cards, showcasing the versatility of using limited supplies. I love how the colors go together. The Kraft cardstock is quickly becomingmy new favorite must have...must use color. I got my inspiration for the long card from Kay Marie's blog, Stamping To Share. She has a really cool blog with lots of great projects. I also cased her scrapbooking layout for my workshop because it was so, so cute, I just had to create one too! Mary Polcin shared this idea at convention as well as others before her. I'll share that one tomorrow.

Here's the card recipe for todays' cards.
Stamp set: Flight of the Butterfly
Cardstock: Kraft, Riding Hood Red, Bella Rose dsp, and Whisper White
Ink: Chocolate Chip, Pink Pirouette, and Riding Hood Red
Ribbon: Chocolate Chip

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Monday, September 15, 2008

A Simple Thank you

This card is pure simplicity for the new stamper. I demonstrated this card at a workshop I had this past weekend to a group of ladies that are new to stamping. They are part of a group that gets together monthly with my mother in-law. They gather for lunch and take a moment to enjoy each others company without their students around. I had the privilege to be invited to this months get together. I believe I was the entertainment. I never really considered myself that but it feels good to entertain others. A couple of the ladies are retired and a couple of them are still in the workforce but all teachers. I enjoy stamping with anyone who wants to stamp and I especially enjoy stamping with teachers. The level of humor is the funniest ever and the experiences never cease to amaze me. We stamped several other things and I will upload more tomorrow. I tried to focus on using only a couple of stamp sets, a few ink colors, and the Bella Rose Designer series paper to demonstrate the versatility of Stampin' Up products. Check back tomorrow to see what else we did.

Card Recipe:
Stamp set: Heard From the Heart, Flight of the Butterfly
cardstock: Bella Rose paper, Whisper White
Ink: Chocolate Chip

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Ribbon:Chocolate Chip

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Jean's Challenge #3

Yeah Me! I'm a very happy girl! I got to stamp last night! Two nights in a row. A rare occurrence in my world. I'm anticipating another busy stamping night as I prepare for an upcoming workshop I have this weekend. Last night I continued my Halloween groove and stamped this card for Jean's Sketch Challenge #3. I had fun with this one. I kept with the same stamp set from my previous Halloween cards from earlier this week. I went a little crazy with the punches. Once I get started with my punches it's hard to stop. I raised the images on the white circles with a stampin' dimensional. I hope you like it.
Card Recipe: Batty For You
Cardstock: Basic Black, Pumpkin Pie, Garden Green, and Whisper White
Ink: Basic Black, Pumpkin Pie, and Garden Green
Accessories: Ribbon

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Stampin' Up! On-line Ordering Now Available!

I'm so excited to announce that online ordering is now available. Now you can place an order for Stampin' Up! merchandise any time you'd like from the comfort of your own home. Simply visit my demonstrator business website and click on the "shop now" button in the upper right hand corner of my website. It's that simple.

Stampin' Up! has done a beautiful job organizing all of the products so they're easy to find. Each product has a detailed photo, description, and list of other coordinating products. Shopping couldn't be any easier!

Be one of the first 10 people to place an online order of $50 or more and you'll receive a free gift from me. Happy shopping! ~Maureen

A Berry Happy Hi!

Hope you all are having a berry happy day as am I. Nothing special really happened to me since waking up....I don't know about you but that right there is a pretty good reason to be thankful and in a good mood. As you can see I had a chance to play a little bit last night. Another reason to be happy. Do you like it? I hope so. I used some of my favorite colors. Anyone who knows me, knows I lOVE all things brown. And this card has a splash of Riding Hood Red and Bella Rose paper. I also used the Ronald McDonald stamp set, Say It With Scallops. I was also in a circle mood, thus all of the circles found throughout my card. Now I ponder over who to give this card to. Someone I haven't seen or spoken to in awhile.....I got it. Now let me send it.
Okay, well, thanks for checking in. Back to work for me and to you...go stamp something!


Saturday, September 6, 2008

Batty for Halloween

For once in my life I decided to get a head start on things. I've been thinking about Halloween using one of my favorite Halloween stamp sets, which also is the only current (Stampin' Up!) Halloween set that I own at the moment. This is mostly for fun although I am in a Halloween swap too! I am late for that but will be dropping them off today....Jacki if you are checking in.."I'm a day late for that one."

I used my new camera for these three shots. Still trying to figure out all the bells and whistles.

Each of the three cards uses pretty much the same supplies.
Stamp set: Batty for You and Batty jumbo wheel
Ink: Versamark for background jumbo wheel
Markers: Old Olive, Pumpkin Pie, Basic Black to color in images, neglecting the words
Cardstock: Old Olive, Whisper White, Basic Black, Pumpkin Pie
Accessories:Jumbo Brads, Assorted ribbons
I also used various punches and my crimper

I am still tossing the idea of adding words to the pumpkin pie card. Not sure yet. I thought I could stamp Happy Halloween under the image or just leave it as is.

Thursday, September 4, 2008

And They're Off!

Today was the first day back at school for my children. Zoƫ is starting second grade and John-John is starting Pre-k today. They both are very excited to begin a new year.This is such a special time for all children. I made a tag for my son's backpack and thought I'd share it. I used a tag holder I got from one of Stampin Up!'s Regional seminars. I clipped the lanyard to shorten it and tied it to a zipper on his bag. I did this to ensure he would always be placed on the correct bus. His school created some but his information had to be changed at the last his mommy (me) took care of that little problem!

Tag Recipe: Toybox
Stamp set:Retired
Cardstock:Real Red and Whisper White
Ink: Real Red, Basic Black, and Summer Sun
Recycled: name badge holder from Regionals