Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Seasonal Snapshot Project Life by Stampin' Up Shaker Card

Good morning! 
Did you know you only have two days left to tie advantage of Stampin' Up's Starter Kit Deal!
$150 worth of merchandise for only $99!

I've got a shaker card for you this morning! This is one of the fun projects we will be making in September's Seasonal Snapshot Project Life Class! 
The directions, the supplies, a box of Seasonal Snapshot Project Life Cards and Accessory Kit is available for there live in person class AND as a "to go" version if you can't make or live out of town! 
Email me to register! 
Check out all my fall classes here! 

My Paper Pumpkin- Get your first two months for $10 each! Use code HALFOFF2.


Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Tee-Hee-Hee (HSS)

Good morning! As I was running this morning, I thought to myself "I can feel a tiny, TINY, bit of fall in the air..." Now, it will still be 101 degrees this afternoon, but there is something in the air today..... Maybe it's all in my mind, but that's ok! I am playing with all my new fall stamps and loving them. So, if I have to pretend it's cooler outside, that's just fine!

Today, it's another sketch challenge at Hand Stamped Sentiments! 

And, I took it as an excuse to pull out this hilarious new stamp set called Tee-Hee-Hee!! I mean, how cute is this???

Sometimes, peoples say "I have no need for Halloween stamps." I disagree! This card for instance can be used for a variety of occasions. Right of the bat, I think it would be perfect to send to a girlfriend. Either for a "hey, I love ya" card or maybe a "hey, it's all gonna get better friend!" kind of card. It could be a thank you card... just because it doesn't say "thank you" on the front doesn't mean you can't send it as a thank you! And, if you have a teacher, neighbor, coworker who you love, this would be a cute card to go along with a fun pumpkin treat! So, don't dismiss Halloween stamps as just for a Halloween occasion!! So many uses in the fall!!

Stamps: Tee Hee Hee
Paper: Motley Monsters
Where can you get these? In the new Holiday Catalog out on Thursday!!
Make sure you hop over to HSS and see what the other designers have created! 
Don’t forget you only have THREE more days to take advantage of the awesome Stampin’ Up Starter Kit deal! Why not give it a try? You will really want to take advantage of the discount on all of your holiday paper crafting! And, you also will have a way to make some extra holiday cash if you want to! Please email me if you have any interest or sign up here.

And, today starts a week of new Weekly Deals! 

Check out all my fall classes here! 

My Paper Pumpkin- Get your first two months for $10 each! Use code HALFOFF2.


Monday, August 25, 2014

Groovy Love Heart

Good morning! I am going to keep today's post short and sweet because I am taking my babies to their new school this morning! Let's just say my anxiety is a little high! They are excited and I know it will be fine, but it's such a new and different way to start the school year! Momma won't be just down the hall anymore.... But, I will admit I can't wait to have a quiet house to work in for the day! Woot! 

Another strawberry card using the Groovy Love hearts. I embossed them in clear powder on Cherry Cobbler. The flower is form Everything Eleanor. I thought it looked very similar to a strawberry flower. I also used some new DSP that will be available THIS WEEK (the 28th) in the new Holiday Catalog.  And the sentiment is from the exclusive Hostess set that Hostess witll get for FREE starting on Thursday as well!

Now is an AMAZING time to schedule private class! If you live in the San Antonio area, please contact me so we can schedule yours now! 

And don't forget, only three more dye to take advantage of the Short and Sweet Promotion! 

Check out all my fall classes here! 

My Paper Pumpkin- Get your first two months for $10 each! Use code HALFOFF2.


Saturday, August 23, 2014

Upcoming Events!

I am so excited about all of my upcoming events! I hope you can join me, in person or long distance (to-go) for at least one of them! 

I've dedicated the week of September 17 for what I am calling a BURST week! These dates are reserved for private card classes. We will be making Christmas Cards using new stamp set from the Holiday Catalog! Available times are limited so please contact me if you want to reserve one! 

to RSVP for next Saturday's Big Shot class! 

Big Shot Bonanza
Have you recently purchased a Big Shot and don’t know where to start? Or maybe you have a Big Shot and are looking to play with some of the new dies! This class is perfect for both! We will make four different projects using different dies, embossing folders and framelits. Class is free if you have purchased a Big Shot in August! Class fee for everyone else includes two embossing folders of your choice. 
When: August 30, 12:00- 2:00
Cost: $25 or $30 to go
RSVP by August 23

September Project Life by Stampin’ Up Class Part 1
featuring Seasonal Snapshot Cards and Accessory Pack
You won’t want to miss this incredible pack of Project Life by Stampin’ Up Cards and Accessories! Inside, you will find beautiful supplies for your back to school, Halloween, Thanksgiving, Fall and Christmas events. In this class, I will focus on the Back to School, Halloween and Fall cards. I will offer a Part 2 in November that will feature all Christmas projects. Class fee includes Seasonal Snapshot Cards and Accessory Packs and well as supplies to create 4 cards, 3 PL Page cards (dressed up!) and a 3D treat tube holder. I will also provide written instructions. 
When: September 14, 2-4 PM
RSVP for live and to go class : Sept 6
Cost: $35 or $45 to go
add on the Project Life Holiday Cheer stamp set for an additional $18.

Blendabilities 102
Have you tried the new alcohol based markers called Blendabilities? They are amazing and can do so many things! In this class, I will teach you several more techniques to put your markers to work! Included in your class fee are two packs of Blendabilities of your choice. If you have not purchased these before, you will also need a Color Lifter and Memento Ink Pad. 
When: September 16, 6:30-8:00 PM
RSVP by September 8, please specify which markers you want
Cost: $30 or $35 to go (exclusive video tutorials to accompany your new markers.)

 Spooky Gifts
We had so much fun making the Teacher Gifts, let’s do it again with some spooky and fun Halloween gifts! These are easily reproduced projects to use all through the month of October at your fall events! Included are a treat bag, a cookie holder, a lollipop holder, a treat box and a pumpkin shaped treat box. Class fee includes all materials needed to create the five gifts, written instructions and your own Freaky Friends and Ghoulish Greetings Stamp sets! This class will be held in my home but also offered as a class to go (mailed straight to you!)
When: October 5, 2PM-4PM
RSVP for live and to go class: September 27
Cost: $45 or $55 for the class to go

Join me the second Thursday of each month for a simple card making class. All experience levels are welcome! We will make 8 cards for $15, or free with a minimum Stampin' Up purchase. 
Upcoming dates:
August 15, 6-8 PM Forest Hills Presbyterian Church
September 11, 6-8 Forest Hills Presbyterian Church
October 9, 6-8 Forest Hills Presbyterian Church

And finally, Super Saturday! This is a not to be missed amazing day full of holiday preparation classes! Check out all the details and pictures HERE.

Please email me to RSVP for any of these events!

Thursday, August 21, 2014

SWEET Back to School Gifts

It's Back to School time here in San Antonio, and all three of my girls are going to NEW schools this year! I've been a teacher for the past 16 years and have always had the luxury of taking them with me to the school where I taught. But, now that I am no longer teaching, that means the two little ones are headed to the neighborhood school and my oldest is off to middle school! 

So, needless to say, the back to school anxiety level is a little higher than normal. So, I want to get the girls to help me make something to take their teacher at "meet the teacher" this week. A little ice breaker if you will!

It all started with that cute ceramic strawberry basket I found at Stein Mart. It was only a few dollars and I thought we could make a little strawberry treat and I could make a little strawberry tag and we'd be done. Ha... y'all know I never do anything simple! :-)

So, I searched Pinterest for strawberry sweets. I found two that sounded amazing so I made both! The first one is this amazing Strawberry Yogurt Cake. A-MA-ZING!

So, I cut a few pieces for each teacher and they fit perfectly in the Stampin' Up Kraft Take Out Box. It's no available yet, but will be in the new catalog on August 28th! Make sure you line your box with wax paper! :-)

I left the box as is, plain Kraft, and made a really bright and fun tag. If you remember this Petite Purse I made, you will recognize this tag! I had the little purse in mind when I made it. 
I used the Stripes Embossing Folder to create the gingham circle. (You ink the folder, emboss the cardstock, emboss the folder again and turn the cardstock 90 degrees and emboss again.) I created the strawberries out of the Groovy Love hearts to make the strawberries. They are embossed with clear embossing powder. The pennants are from Bravo, Sumthin' Sumthin' and Big News. The twine is form the Watercolor Winter Card Kit available in the new catalog. 
The next A-MA-ZING desert I made was the Strawberry Pie Bars. They look really fancy, but so easy!!

Now, I didn't want to stack these because they are gooey, so I watched this video on how to make a Double Hamburger Box! Brilliant and also very easy! Make sure you line your box with wax paper! I actually adhered it to the bottom and the top with Fast Fuse. 

Perfect Fit!! 

I kept it simple and made my kids write a little note to their teachers. My oldest has lots of teachers, but one of them is one of my BFFs, so we made these treats just for her!! :-) (And yes, it looks like we didn't work on handwriting all summer long!!!!)

I just tied it with a ribbon and added the tag. 

Oh, and remember that really cute ceramic strawberry basket?? Oh yea, I needed something for that! Ha! 
A Strawberry Hibiscus Handsoap from Bath and Body! It's tied up with a Gussetted Bag and the Chevron Naturals ribbon. 
So, were off today and tomorrow to meet their teachers and deliver the gifts! I can't wait for them to go back to school! It will be the first time ever I send my kids to school and I stay home! Woot woot! 
My baby Addie is staring Kindergarten...

My beautiful middle child is going into 2nd grade...

And, I'm not sure how this happened so quickly, but my oldest is going to Middle School!!! What?!?! 

Thanks for stopping by today! Don't forget today is the first day of the week long Starter Kit Special!! 

Join Me! 
For one week only, August 21-28, you can purchase the Stampin' Up Starter Kit for $99 and get $150 worth of ANYTHING you want from the catalog! Wow! That's an AMAZING deal! 
If you have ever considered becoming a Stampin' Up Demo, now is the time!

Check out all my fall classes here! 

My Paper Pumpkin- Get your first two months for $10 each! Use code HALFOFF2.


Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Project Life by Stampin' Up Shaker

Hello everyone! I am sharing a really fun card today made with the Everyday Adventure Project Life by Stampin' Up Cards! It's a shaker! 
The yellow zig zag is a clear card that come in the pack. SO, I made it the front of my shaker. Inside, I put lots of sequins from the Gold Sequin Trim. A cello back holds it all together! This kind of shaker really is fun to make!

I'm not gonna lie... It took FOREVER to get those gold sequins off the trim string.. LOL! But, now SU has some beautiful loose sequins so if I was to do it again, I would use those! 
This was a card I made for the Convention Display Boards. You can see all of the other amazing things on the Display Boards on our Pinterest Board! Make sure you follow us so you can see them as eel pin them! 

Ok, now for some exciting news, starting tomorrow, 
Stampin' Up is doing something BIG! 
For one week only, August 21-28, you can purchase the Stampin' Up Starter Kit for $99 and get $150 worth of ANYTHING you want from the catalog! Wow! That's an AMAZING deal! 

If you have ever considered becoming a Stampin' Up Demo, now is the time! 

Deciding to purchase the Stampin' Up Starter Kit is an exciting decision! There are so many benefits:

20% discount (plus and additional 10% on your first order in the first 45 days)
Potential to earn up to 40% of your sales
Early and exclusive access to new products
Opportunity to earn free product through various incentives
Qualify for cash bonuses, free product, incentive trips and more
Receive Stampin' Success magazine bimonthly with exclusive project and business ideas

If you choose to purchase your kit through me, there are even more added benefits. You will be a part of my Sweet Stampede Community and will be invited to join in all the fun we have together. 
Monthly get to gathers (in Texas) with several make and takes, fun and contests
Continual support from me. Stampin' Up is my full time job, so I am available to inspire you, encourage you and help you when ever and however you need!
Free Project Planners- my downline get free Project Planners when I publish them!
Team recognition and incentives
Team Facebook Page
Individual help with your first workshop. I will be there and plan it with you from the very first step. 
What's in the Starter Kit?
Whatever you want! For just $99, you choose $125 in products. Plus, there is NO shipping cost! 

I would be thrilled if you choose to  become a Sweet Stampeder!  And when you join my team, you won't be sorry! We are having so much fun this year!
If you would like to discuss this special or anything about being a SU Demo, please email me. 

Next class: Big Shot Bonanza

Check out all my fall classes here! 

My Paper Pumpkin- Get your first two months for $10 each! Use code HALFOFF2.