Monday, August 30, 2010
Sunday, August 29, 2010
DH is doing better, thankfully, but my health is not so good so I will share this card that I did and hopefully have the tutorial up tomorrow. Thanks for stopping by!
|Used the Great Friends stamp set.|
Friday, August 27, 2010
Decor Elements Chunky Frame #117599 and the Black Flourishes #117755. If you take a close look you will be able to see that she signed the frame as well! This frame is now sitting on the wall above the TV in the living room; displayed with pride.
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Thursday, August 26, 2010
Would you like to earn an income by doing paper crafts for your "real job"
Which demonstrator would you be?
Discount Demonstrator: Likes the idea of buying stamps for personal use at a 20% discount and occasionally sells to neighbors, relatives, friends, etc.
Hobby Demonstrator: Loves doing workshops and earning extra money when it’s convenient; works a lot some months and very little other months; likes to do workshops that are easy to book; doesn’t like to work too hard to book workshops.
Career Demonstrator: Views a Stampin’ Up! demonstratorship as a viable business with long-term career potential; pursues management and wants to move up the career ladder; loves attending Stampin’ Up! events and has developed close social relationships with other demonstrators; works at her business in a consistent and outgoing manner.
As you can see, this is a flexible, fun business you can build to suit your needs and schedule!
The starter kit is a great value:
Both the standard Starter Kit and the Digital+ Starter Kit provide a wide assortment of products to help you as you begin your Stampin' Up! business. For only $215 you'll receive product and business supplies valued at over $375+--just look at all that is included!
The first workshop you do as a demonstrator you receive 30% off in cash (your instant income) and 30% in free goods (20% hostess goods and 10% in great rewards).
There are so many rewards with being a demonstrator it's a great source of extra income. Just imagine doing something fun and getting paid for it!
What is your situation? Please e-mail me your reply at firstname.lastname@example.org
Wednesday, August 25, 2010
|'Perfect Punches' Stamp Set (Designed by Tamara Bertram)|
|'Delightful Decorations & Many Merry Messages' stamp set (Designed by Christine Sheppard)|
|'Serene Snowflakes, Jolliest Time of the Year, Tiny Tags' stamp set (Designed by Melissa Ziober)|
To order the above stamp sets just click on my Shop Now button!
Tuesday, August 24, 2010
So today I will showcase 3 more cards that we made at the Extravaganza on Saturday. I will not be giving a tutorial on these cards as I will be using them in a class but enjoy anyways...
|Using the 'Scenic Season' stamp set (I don't have it....yet!) (Designed by Tamye Dunbar)|
|'I [Heart] Heart and Heard from the Heart' stamp sets (Designed by Tamye Dunbar)|
|Use any Christmas sentiment, used the new Snowflake Impressions Folder from the new Holiday Mini coming out in September. (Designed by Tamye Dunbar)|
Sunday, August 22, 2010
|Pear Pizzaz and 'Lovely as a Tree' Stamp Set|
|Baja Breeze, Four the Holidays & Serene Snowflakes stamp set|
|Tamye Dunbar (my up up line) and Shelli Gardner CEO & Co founder of Stampin' Up!|
|My very talented friends and cross line Darcie Verboom (standing) and Cathy Pearson (sitting)|
Saturday, August 21, 2010
Well it has been quite the week here at my house, hence the lack of posts, DH in and out of hospital (currently in at the time of writing the blog) but we are still kicking.
I am so beyond excited as I will be seeing my wonderful up up line AND the CEO & Co-founder of Stampin' Up!...Shelli Gardner! I will have pictures and updates in the next few days. Of course our little event has swaps, of course, so this is mine:
here to get the free tutorial. Well I'm off to get ready and get the kids up so I will see you tomorrow.
Friday, August 13, 2010
Thursday, August 12, 2010
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Wednesday, August 11, 2010
Tuesday, August 10, 2010
(from the Postcard and Greeting Card Museum - www.emotionscards.com)
Sending greeting cards to friends and family is a tradition that goes back about 200 years. They were mostly sent by the elite and wealthy in the early to mid 1800's. Most of the early greeting cards were hand delivered and many were quite expensive, but they soon gained mass popularity with the introduction of the world's first postage stamp issued in 1840 and a few ambitious printer's and manufacturer's perfecting printing methods, hiring artists and designed both elaborate expensive cards as well as simple affordable ones by the 1850's.
As you visit our galleries you will see that cards of the past were fine pieces of art. Manufacturer's used quality artists and many of the large manufacturer's held "art" competitions to generate interest and to get new ideas for cards. Some of these competitions awarded as much as $1,000.00 to the winner!
The oldest known greeting card in existence is a Valentine made in the 1400's and is in the British Museum. New Year's cards can be dated back to this period as well, but the New Year greeting didn't gain popularity until the late 1700's. The Valentine and Christmas Card were the most popular cards, with Valentine's offering us the most "mechanical", "pop-up" and filigree cards, followed by Christmas, St. Patrick's Day, Easter, Halloween and Thanksgiving. Cards gained their highest popularity in the late 1800's and early 1900's offering us cards with some of the most unusual art. The Victorian age give us the most prolific cards.
Valentine greetings were popular as far back as the Middle Ages, when lovers said or sang their Valentines. Written Valentines began to appear after 1400. Paper Valentines were exchanged in Europe where they were given in place of Valentine gifts. Handmade paper Valentines were especially popular in England. In the mid to early 1800's, Valentines began to be assembled in factories. Early manufactured Valentines were black and white pictures painted by workers in a factory. Esther Howland (see below) known as the Mother of the Valentine made fancy Valentines with real lace, ribbons and colorful pictures known as "scrap". She introduced the Paper Lace Valentine in the mid 1800's. By the end of the 1800's, Valentines were being made entirely by machine.
Christmas cards were introduced and popularized by John Calcott Horsley, the artist of what is known as the world's first Christmas Card and Louis Prang, known as the Father of the American Christmas Card.
The rest is History. With the exchange of New Year's, Valentine's, Easter, St. Patrick's Day, Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas and Birthday Cards, just to name a few, there is probably no occasion that doesn't have its own greeting card!
Monday, August 9, 2010
Photo is courtesy of the "Left Behind" series website. Click here to check it out! I am a Christian and I struggle with it everyday. This series inspires me because no matter how hard the struggle is, either in every day life, or down to the simplest thing, it will end and everything will be alright. So when I seemed overwhelmed, or unsure of what to do, with inspirational projects, if I trust in my higher power, things will turn out alright!
One of Stampin Up! decor elements says it all in our house (though we are never perfect LOL):
#114775; $26.95. You can order it now for your home, just click on the shop now. I look at it every day and speaking of which, I hope you have a great one!
Wednesday, August 4, 2010
To download the free pdf tutorial click here and to order the supplies click on the Shop Now button.
Tuesday, August 3, 2010
Punches used are all from Stampin' Up! and they are:
- Boho Blossoms XL #119858
- Fancy Flower XL #118073
- 5 Petal Flower XL #119880
- 1 3/4" Scallop Circle XL #119854
- 2 3/8" Scallop Circle XL #118874
Monday, August 2, 2010
Entire new Stampin' Pastel Palette:
New colors only to retrofit your existing Palette:
Sunday, August 1, 2010
I am so honored to be participating in this blog tour. I hope you have found a lot of inspiration thus far, and that my contributions will be also! Here is my first one
- Big Shot
- Scallop Circle Die
- Mat Pack
- Paper Piercer
- D is for Dog stamp set
- Basic Black, So Saffron, Crumb Cake Classic Ink pads
- 1/4" grosgrain Whisper White Ribbon
- Modern Label Punch
- Scallop Trim Border Punch
- So Saffron, Whisper White card stock
- P is for Paw standard wheel
- Dimensionals and snail
My next project is really cute and so simple using the Newsprint DSP
The supplies are:
- Big Shot
- Matchbox XL Die
- Hemp Twine
- Designer Buttons in Brights
- Sticky Strip
- Newsprint DSP 6 x 12"
- One 6" x 12" piece of Newsprint DSP
- One 4" x 6" piece of Newsprint DSP
- Two 3 3/4" x 4" pieces of Newsprint DSP
- Three 3 7/8" x 5 1/2" pieces of Very Vanilla cardstock
- Three 1 3/4" Very Vanilla cardstock circles
- One 2" x 6" piece of Newsprint DSP
- Boho Blossom Punch
- Sticky Strip, or other strong adhesive
- Eyelet border punch
- Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack
- Round Tab punch
- Wide oval punch
- 5/8" satin gray ribbon
- Magnetic closure or Velcro closure
- 'From the Kitchen of' stamp set
- Basic Gray Classic ink
- Basic Black Ink Refill
- Paper Daisies
- Silver Brads
- Dimensionals and sticky strip
Step 1Score the 6” x 12” patterned paper piece at 4-1/2”, 6-1/2” and 11”, creating the base.
Step 2Score the 4” x 6” Patterned Paper piece at 2”. Use the eyelet border punch on one end. Attach this piece along the scored 1” section of the base with sticky tape.
Step 3Score the 3-3/4" x 4" patterned paper piece every 1/2" across the 4” side.
Step 4Crease scored lines well and attach accordion pieces to the sides of the base. Take care to line up right along the edges of each panel.
Step 5To add the ribbon, put sticky tape on the seam underneath the top flap, and attach the ends of the ribbons, about 1-1/2” from each end. Adhere the 2” x 6” patterned paper piece to cover the seam and ends of the ribbons.
- In a container put 3 drops of basic black refill ink and a few drops of water. Mix and put in your paper daisy until completely covered. Take out and lay out on a kleenex; it won't take long to dry. Use your boho blossoms punch and punch out a piece of your DSP and attach with a silver brad to the front of the lid.
- Stamp 'from the kitchen of' stamp in basic gray and sponge the sides. Bend one side over and attach a silver brad to it, then attach the piece with dimensionals to the front.
Attach the velcro or magnet behind the flower and to the main of the box.
Step 9Use stamps to label circles and adhere to the backs of the 3-7/8” x 5-1/2” cardstock pieces. Insert into the accordion slots
This tutorial is courtesy of Split Coast Stampers, thank you!
Now on to Judy Elting's blog www.stampinatmidnight.com and see her excellent work.
Or go back to Jennifer Weide's blog at www.sunflowerstamper.com
Here is a link to my gallery of work...
My Mission: at The Scrappin’ Mama Studios is to provide an environment that encourages self confidence through continual education with tutorials, classes, workshops in rubber stamping and paper crafting. This allows me to give my clients an inviting, warm, and fulfilling environment. Leaving the experience with an exceptional self image and self fulfillment to continue on their journey of self discovery. By offering this I gain the confidence and loyalty that allows my clients to give me their greatest compliment…Their referral.