Wednesday, August 27, 2014

New Holiday Catalog...and Borderline Buddies....it's a great day!

It's Wednesday and you do know what that means....
 
Borderline Buddies Day!
 
Woo Hoo!
 
 
I have been having so much fun doing this for you every Wednesday, and I hope you have been enjoying it. 
 
Leanna told me she soon is going to be switching her website, so as soon as she does so, I'll be forwarding along to you her new address so you don't miss a single post she has....I hope you are checking out her website on days other than Wednesdays....she does a great job with her products and creations....Thanks Leanna...here's her blog address to check out this week's creation:
 
 
Now it was Leanna's challenge week topic...and she chose New Holiday Catalog!
 
I'm super excited about this new catalog which comes out for customers on 8/28/14. YIKES>>>>that's tomorrow!  If you are on my mailing list and have purchased from me currently, you should have received one in the mail,. If not, I have these catalogs at my house,..come to one (or more) of my events and pick one up and let me know what works for you and we can meet up....you are going to love, love, love it!  If you cannot wait, the catalog will be posted on my online store web page....so you'll be able to flip through the screens and zoom in as needed and don't forget to use your smart phones over the images where you will get detailed information on projects in the catalog!  This is a new feature SU added during our Holiday Catalog last year!
 
I chose to use the new photopolymer stamp set, Holiday Home....I'm thinking this is going to be a staple to get me through the upcoming holidays for all kinds of designs.   
 
 
I think this card would also be perfect for someone that just purchased a new home as well. 
This stamp set comes with coordinating framelits, so there is no need to have to cut out the house.  The little pumpkin; however, had a teeny bit of fussy cutting...but it was nothing.

 
I stamped the house on Kraft cardstock and just used our Basic Black marker to color in the areas.
The "rolling hills" were just scraps that I ran in the embossing folders and then lightly sponged with a bit of ink.  A little ribbon....and that was it!

 
Oh. I can never forget dimensionals....so I used them on the house to stand up from the card!
 
Now...go out and make it a
 
Super Stampin' Day!
 
Susan
 

Monday, August 25, 2014

Another Lovely Tree

After I created yesterday's card, I was put to the challenge of creating a card using my oldest stamp set. While this was not the oldest stamp set I ever purchased, this is one that is still in the catalog and I have....Lovely As A Tree.
 
Here's another card using this great stamp set...and if you do not own it....get right now to my online store and order it!  You won't be sorry!
 
I did a little bit of layering with color both with the actual card and the coloring. 
 
 
 
I stamped the tree with Black Staz On (be sure to pick up the Staz On cleaner when purchasing the Staz On inkpad as this ink will stain your stamp, but I look at my stamps as being well loved!
 
I then used different markers and just did some little circle squiggles...then using my Aqua Painter, I just lightly went over the colors to blend them. 

 
I punched out on the Chocolate Chip cardstock and then put behind that the stamped tree.

 
Again colored the button using Blendabilities Markers as well as the same knotting technique for the twine....
 
If you look back up above, the little tag was stamped using a new stamp set that will soon be a FREE stamp set for upcoming Hostesses.  It is a super stamp that covers all holidays and more! 
I will posting more information on the stamp set when it is released...another perk of being a demonstrator, I earned the stamp set for FREE!  Woo Hoo!
 
Okay..now go out and make it a Super Stampin' Day!
 
Susan

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Work of Art Meets Lovely As A Tree

When coming up with something new to create and I'm at a loss......where do I go?  Pinterest!

Yes....sometimes even being a demonstrator....I get creative blocks, but that's the great part of being a member of the Stampin' Up! Community....the outlets for us demonstrators are limitless!  So I came across this during some of my Pinterest browsing!

The stamp set, Lovely As A Tree is a staple in my stamp collection.  When I attended one of our demonstrator stampin' events, our Cofounder and CEO of the company, Shelli Gardner was on stage and told us that this stamp set will never retire...I usually say...never say never...but it's still here!  It's great for male cards, female cards, just because...where you get it...covers all needs in papercrafting!

 
We sometimes get stumped on what to do with these bold images....so the "swoosh" which I refer to it in the Work of Art stamp set is just what you need....using a few basic colors from our new In Color selection as well as the words...I didn't stamp directly onto the tree, I did a "stamp off" technique where you ink up, stamp onto a scrap piece of paper and then stamp onto your project...kind of makes it not so bright but a bit more subtle.

 
I added just a scrap of our burlap ribbon...and the button was colored with our Blendabilities Markers.  The piece of twine wasn't even threaded through the button...no worries there...all I did was double knot the twine and used a glue dot to stick it to the button!  Voila!

 
Here's a closer look of the "coloring" technique I used. 


 
Now....head on into your stash of stamps and see what would nicely work together...you'd be surprised on what you find!
 
Have a Super Stampin' Day!
 
Susan

Saturday, August 23, 2014

What a great time.....

Wow!  What a great time to be a great part of a great in home business.....that's a lot of great....don'tcha think? 

I love being a Stampin' Up! Independent Demonstrator!  Why, you ask?  Well the reasons are unlimited.....but....where else can you save money while you make money?.....where else can you make new friends and reacquaint with old friends?.....where else can you make a difference in someone's life by simply giving them a hug each and every time you send them a hand stamped card? .....Where else can you share what you love, loving what you do and making a difference in other's lives?  These are just a few, not to mention the discount I receive in products, the ability to network with thousands of demonstrators throughout the world as well as doing what I love and sharing what I do......

Now those are a few....there are a limitless amounts of other reasons, but how do you make a difference in other's lives?  Would you like to pick up a part time, full time or just a hobby job?  The holidays are coming....how would you like to be able to enjoy the holidays while making a little extra income to help pay those holiday bills or maybe not even have any holiday bills after the holiday is over!  Doesn't that sound like a dream?  Well, it is not!  I tell you...there is so much you can get out of being a demonstrator with the Stampin' Up! Family....


To make this deal even sweeter, you can now purchase the kit for only $99....right...that is the usual price...BUT...BUT....BUT...you will receive $150 in Stampin' Up! products as well as all the business supplies you will need...now....THAT'S A SUPER SWEET DEAL!

Here is where it is super sweet...here's a direct link to my 24/7 online store where you can join right now for this low price of $99.....https://ida.stampinup.com?demoid=30036

Give it a try....you'll have until the end of January, 2015 to decide if it is right for you......there is no penalties if you decide it isn't.  You do not have to return the supplies or the product to the company...just bow out gracefully.....and come back to me as a customer...no questions asked....so...what are you waiting for?  Be sure to sign up now and watch how your live can be enriched and changed and share what you love with others!

Have a super stampin' day!
 
Susan

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