Monday, July 28, 2014

Creative Challenge Birthday Card

Time for another round of Creative Challenge Club.

Today I've used 2 stamps that I hadn't used before, Chalk Lines (it has 4 boarder stamps) and Let Your Hair Down, (Hostess set). This is a pretty simple card. I never thought about putting these colors together. I like them! And the fourth color I added is Whisper White.
 I only embossed with the Large Polka Dots on the right side and didn't emboss my stamped boarder.
And you know you can't go wrong using the Scalloped Tag Topper Punch. You can play along too! Check out the other cards on our team HERE!

Here is a list of what I used:

 
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Saturday, July 26, 2014

Convention.....Amazing Birthday Samples

Today I thought I would show you some of the samples from Main Stage. I believe Shelli was the one who demoed these cards. (Shelli is the Co-founder of Stampin' Up!)


 For this 4" x 4" card Shelli used Water Color Paper, re-inker and a Aqua Painter.
 I know this is bit blurry (ok, a lot blurry), but I wanted you to see how she just used part of the "Make Today Ridiculously AMAZING stamp". She just cut out the 'AMAZING" part of the stamp. So clever!
 Shelli attached the stars to two Sparklers, so cute!
 For this one I love how she layered everything and how the Vellum peaks out from behind the other banners.
 This one is a simple card, but she made it more interesting using different color markers to color the words.
Same card, just different colors.
 I wanted to share an amazing tip on how Shelli embossed the acetate cover to the Tag a Bag Boxes. Our Embossing Folders are just a little too short to emboss the whole cover. So what did Shelli do? She embossed one end and then flipped it to emboss the other end. You get just a little space that isn't embossed, and when you add the belly band you can't even see it. Genius!
 You can see her simple tag.
This is how she made the "feathers". Shelli used the Framelits from Flower Fair. This is one of the leaves.

 And this is how she cut the "notches" for the feathers using the star punch from the Itty Bitty Accents Punch pack. In the first large photo you can see the "feathers" better.

I love how she used this stamp set so differently. It is one of my favorite stamp sets in the new catalog, and now I have more ideas to use it.

Here are the main products Shelli used:

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Here is July's kit! So cute! I posted the September Kit HERE! Scroll down a bit and you will see the Burlap Bag.




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Thursday, July 24, 2014

Where Have I Been/Specials

I know, you've probably thought I've fallen off the face of the earth....Last week at convention I got sick. I had a temperature and was achy all over. So I took some Tylenol and rested most of the day. Patty Bennett (my roommate) took super good care of me. We had our "extra" class that evening (Thursday), and I really wanted to go. I was feeling better after our awful hamburger we ordered through room service. So we went. I felt pretty good.

Next morning and the rest of convention I felt ok. I had these bites (at least that's what I thought they were), that itched. So I put Cortisone  cream on them and they seemed to be going away. Then by Sunday they started to hurt. A hurt like I've never felt before. By Monday evening my husband said, go to the Dr. tomorrow. I made my appointment and went Tuesday afternoon. My Dr. took one look and said I have Shingles. Oh no!! Shingles are very painful and since I'd had mine for over a week (and didn't know it), the antivirus won't work. I have to "tough" it out. PERFECT!!

So that is the reason I have been MIA for the past few days. As long as I take Motrin every few hours it takes the edge off the pain. My Dr. said that I could have nerve pain even if the sores clear up. REALLY?? And unless you actually touch the sores I'm not contagious. Since they are just under by breasts and around to my back (under my bra) no one would even know I had them. I'm glad I wasn't infecting everyone at convention.

This whole "event" took the "fun" out of convention for me. So I am finally unpacking all my "loot" and will be taking some photos to show you what I brought home with me. We were able to order and take home some items from the Holiday Catalog. OMG!! Best catalog EVER! Wait till you see all my goodies!

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We got to make up the September My Paper Pumpkin while at convention. Can you say CUTE!!!
 The kit came with the burlap bags, and we stamped the tags and added the sticker. I think there were 2 other stamps that was in the kit. Plus the Clothes Pins, Black Baker's Twine and the Orange Sequins. Stampin' Up! even provided the candy that went into the bag! How cool is that?

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I promise I will be back with more convention stuff tomorrow.
 
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Friday, July 18, 2014

You're a Rock Star/Convention Special









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This stamp set is quickly becoming one of my favorites. Its called Pictogram Punches.

 You can see here I used the Star Framelits and the Party Pennants Bigz Die.
 I don't know why this photo is pink. I took it the same time as the other ones........
 Have you seen the "Decorative Masks" on page 205? We have two sets, Hearts and Stars, and also Dots and Strips. I did a fun technique for the bottom of my card. 
I used Embossing Paste to fill in the stars. I purchased this from my local Scrapbooking store a while back. 
 
Here is what it looks like when you pull off the mask. Then you just let it dry and it gives your card a 3-d look.

While I'm away, I thought we should have some kind of special. CONVENTION SPECIAL:
This offer good through Sunday (7-20-14, midnight, Pacific time).

Order any three sets of Blendabilities and get a FREE package of Rhinestones or Pearls (you pick). You must use Hostess code: #VP2GNMBK, to get your FREE goodie. I will order these after I get back next week.





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