Stampin’ Sunday 2-22-09

My up-line Mindy Bywater made this for our 3D swap at Convention.  It’s a smaller version of the table top scrapbooks.

This cute little mini album is just 5″ x 5″.  It would make a really cute gift or is a fun album for little girls.  It’s really easy to make and I love that it’s sturdy enough to  stand up on a counter-top or you can fold it up and leave it flat.

everything-tabletop-frontFront Side

everything-tabletop-backBack Side

Product used:
113620 Always $28.95
112041 Bella Rose DSP $9.95
Pink Gingham Ribbon
109054 Old Olive 5/8″ Grosgrain Ribbon $7.95
109070 Whisper White Taffeta Ribbon $6.95
109065 Chocolate Chip Taffeta Ribbon $6.95
109067 Pretty in Pink Taffeta Ribbon $6.95
109051 Chocolate Chip 5/8″ Grosgrain Ribbon $7.95
109110 Circle Fire Rhinestone Brads $10.95
104401 1-3/8″ Circle Punch $15.95
104403 1-1/4″ Circle Punch $15.95
1070305 Large Oval Punch $15.95
107590 Designer Label Punch $15.95
112091 Scallop Edge Punch $15.95
109043 Scallop Circle Punch $15.95

Colors- Chocolate Chip, Kiwi Kiss, Riding Hood Red, Pink Pirouette, Whisper White,

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Stampin’ Sunday 2-8-09

So I just got the new Circle Scissor Plus.  I had fun playing it.  You will really love this new cutter.  Here is just one of the cards that I made.  The design is from the Stampin’ Success® which is a monthly magazine Stampin’ Up!® sends to all of it’s demonstrators.  It’s a great magazine packed full of ideas and projects.  Plus it has on-line links to the website for demonstrators with even more projects.   You can get this great magazine for yourself when you sign up to become a demonstrator.  For more information check out my Join Me section of my blog.birthday-circles

Products Used:
112530 Circle Scissor plus $29.95
112531 Glass Mat $19.95
112162 Rose Red Patterns DSP $9.95
111624 Dreams du Jour $18.95
115078 Stem Sayings $20.95
115076 Sprinkles $14.95
105108 Regal Rose Stampin’ Write® Marker $3.25

Colors- So Saffron, Rose Red, Regal Rose, Chocolate Chip, Certainly Celery, Whisper White

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Stampin’ Sunday 2-1-09

Last weekend we had a fun day of Stamping at Janice’s down-line meeting.  Here are the rest of the fun projects that we got to make.

This is a fun pillow box.  I know you can’t see it but we used the new textured plates on it and it looks really cool.  The flower is the new Simple Flower embosslit die .  I love that it embosses it and cuts it out with just one quick turn through the big shot.   We used a half pearl from the pretties kit for the center.  The tag is made by stamping in VersaMark pad and embossing with white embossing powder.  I love that we got to use the new organza ribbon.  I think it is so pretty.

life-pillowboxWe used:
#114512 Textured Plates $11.95
#114514 Simple Flower Embosslit Die $11.95
#113466 Pillow Box Die $19.95
#107590 Designer Label Punch $15.95
#109132 White Emboss Powder $4.75
#114319 Whisper White Organza Ribbon $5.95
#109114 Pretties Kit $29.95
#102283 VersaMark Pad $7.50
#113618 A Beautiful Thing $20.95

Colors- Baja Breeze, Chocolate Chip,  So Saffron

I love this card.  We used the baby wipe and re-inkers technique for the flowers in the background.  If you’d like to learn how to do this technique contact me to schedule a workshop and I can show it to you and your guests  The center is one of the fun new flower designer brads.

note-of-thanksWe used:
#113469 Scallop Circle #2 Die $19.95
#112583 Flower Designer Brads $6.95
#111364 So Saffron 7/8″ Poly-Twill Ribbon $8.95
#113417 Petal Pizzazz $32.95
#111700 Thank You Kindly $13.95

Colors- So Saffron, Old Olive, Elegant Eggplant, Perfect Plum, Pale Plum, Mellow Moss

rasberry-tart-box-cardsThe other project we made was the box I showed on Thrifty Thursday.  Click here to see it.


good-friend-cardsSince most of the girls didn’t get to go to leadership they also got the chance to make that fun project.  Click here to see it.


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Stamping Sunday 1-25-09

I had a meeting on Saturday and I was asked to demonstrate and new technique.  She explained it to me over the phone and sent me a few pictures then I had to figure it out.  This technique was so easy and I loved it.  I also love that it looks really complicated.  I debated on which category to post my samples in.  I finally decided on Stamping Sunday because I think I’m going to use this fun technique for club.  I still have a few openings so if you want to come and learn how to do this great technique come and check out club.  Click here to find out more info on club.

zoofariThe technique is called faux leather so I started to think of what kinds of things I could do that would have a leathered look.   My first thought was an alligator.  So I started playing with punches and came up with this fun alligator.  Then the page just developed from that.  All the letters are also done with this great technique and then I cut them out using the big shot serif alphabet #113464 $149.95.  I really love how the page turned out.  I can’t wait to put some of our pictures on it from Animal Kingdom.  I used the Wild About You set #115110 $25.95.  The paper is #112164 Chocolate Chip Patterns DSP $9.95 and #112160 Old Olive Patterns DSP $9.95.

leather-purseThe project that was shown to me was a purse so this is what I came up with.  Once again I used the big shot and this time I used the top note die #113463 $21.95.  The basic purse is made with 2 dies and the top is done with the faux leather and then folded over.  I used the awesome Filigree Designer Brads #112577 $5.95 to dress it up a bit and give it the girly girl look.  Underneath the brad is a piece of Velcro so it’s easy to open.  I stamped on it with Doodle This #114954 $33.95 and used Tombow Glue #110755 $3.95 to apply Dazzling Diamonds glitter #102023 $4.50 to give it a little sparkle.  The butterfly is from the set Dreams du Jour #111624 $18.95.  It’s wings are also touched with glitter.  I filled a cellophane bag with chocolates so it makes a great gift for any girl.

mama-baby-elephantMy last project was these fun elephants.  I got the idea from one of my favorite blogs Inking Idaho.  If you want to check out the actual post you can click here.  I believe it was idea from several other talented demonstrators.  I believe the name of the talented person that came up with this darling nugget box is Kelly Sampson.  I followed some of the links and found her website.  She has a whole family of these great critters.  You can check it out by clicking here.  They are designed to hold a little chocolate nugget.

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Stampin’ Sunday 1-18-09

They have announced the Artisan Award Contest again so I’ve been thinking a lot about what I wanted to do.  This is a contest for any demonstrator who just wants to show off her stuff.  I like this contest because it’s based solely on your creativity so it’s great for anyone who got into Stampin’ Up! because they love to create and they aren’t working it as a business, but it’s also great for people like me who works the business and sometimes needs a little push to get the creative juices flowing. 

bugs-kisses-closedI have entered this contest every year since they started it.  This will be my third year.  I haven’t one yet, but I have had several of my items featured on the demonstrator website as well as at Convention.  I love seeing my things displayed and I love knowing that they liked something I did. 

So for this Swapping Sunday I though I would share the projects I made for the last 2 years.  I can’t share this year’s with you until after the contest (because of the rules.)  But i figured I could share the old ones with you.  Although some of the product is retired now I thought they still might inspire you. 

two-by-twoI have shown just a few of the samples here but you can click here to see all of them.

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