Thursday, July 29, 2010

Extra, Extra, Hostess Promotion

Extra! Extra! Stampin' Up! hostesses can earn and EXTRA $35 to use toward Stampin' Up! products of their choice when they host a workshop totalling $450 or more!
From July 27 to August 31, this extra benefit is included along with the standard hostess benefits you receive when you host a workshop. The standard hostess benefit include:
-a free 2010-2011 Idea Book & Catalogue worth #11.95
-free stamp sets exclusive to hostesses (with qualifying orders; select from the products on pages 10-16 of the Idea Book & Catalogue)
-Free Stampin' Up! products of your choice
For example if your host a workshop and total sales are between $450-$459 you would earn $45 free Stampin' Up! merchandise plus $35 Extra, Extra hostess awards on top of the hostess stamp set and catalogue.
This Extra! Extra! promotion is only being offered for a limited time so contact me today to schedule your workshop.

Remembering Paris by Vintage Stamping

My DH was in Paris last week (yes without me...on business) and so this is where my inspiration came from for todays post.
We were in Paris on vacation a yeart ago and it is such a beautiful city; I could live there.
When I think of Paris, vintage comes to mind becasue of the history and beautiful archietecture. As I mentioned in my previous post, I love the vintage look and desire to do more of it and become better at it. These cards use a lot of different stamp sets to layer multiple images on the the cardstock and it is so much fun to do. Another technique I used is sponging on the edges as well as rubbing on the stamped image to make it look old. I am pleased with the finished look of my cards and look forward to doing more.
Stamps: Artistic Etchings, Because I Care, Very Vintage Wheel, Vintage Vogue, French Script, Charming
Paper: Early Espresso, Crumb Cake, Very Vanilla, Cherry Cobbler
Ink: Early Espresso, Crumb Cake Cherry Cobbler, Always Artichoke
Embellishments: dimensionals, sponging, kraft taffeta ribbon, modern label punch. small heart punch

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Learning Vintage Style Cards

I love the look of vintage cards but I have to admit I am not very good at it.
I think I first fell in love with the old and yet romantic look of vintage from Kimbery...she is so talented and funny, (I had the privilege of meeting her in Cambridge a few years ago) full of wisdom and inspiration.
I had this idea of what I wanted to do and finally gave it a whirl. I am happy with the way it turned out. Since this was for my husbands birthday and I knew he would not appreciate it, I didn't add the beautiful lace ribbon but next time for sure.

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Colour and Layout Challenge

I am certain that everyone in the stamping world knows or has heard of Heather Summers and how extremely talented and super nice she is.
Before Heather went off to Convention this week , she put a challenge on her blog using this layout and also a colour challenge using Rich Razzleberry, Old Olive and Pacific Point. It was optional to use the clour challenge incorporated in the layout challenge or simply keep them seperate and use it as two challenges.
As you may be aware, I had gone back to school part time and am now taking the summer off to be with my children (they are teens but I just want to spend time with them) as this may be the last summer off as I hope to have a job next year. Ooop, I got off track there anyways, I seemed to have lost my creative mojo and being challenged with a layout design is exactly what I need to get my creative juices flowing throw my veins again. Not to mention it also justifies purchasing new items from the new catalogue.
If you have not seen the new catalogue, be sure to visit my side bar and click on the catalogue.
If you do not have a demonstrator and would like more information or to place an order, plese contact me and I would be happy to help you.
Stamps: Flight of the Butterfly #111564
Well Scripted #117072
Ink: Rich Razzleberry #115658
Pacific Point #111837
Old Olive #102277
Cardstock: Rich Razzleberry #115316
Pacific Point #111350
Old Olive # 100702
Whisper White #100730
Embellishments: Silver Brads #104336
Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack #118309
Butterfly Punch #119848