Monday, August 30, 2010

As promised

As I promised here is the tutorial for the Great Friend card that I did the other day.  Still feeling sicker than a dog but hanging in, are you kidding, kids are heading back to school on Wednesday.  Yippeee!!!!

https://docs.google.com/fileview?id=0B6oIMU-4lUU9YzY0NWEzZTAtOTA0Ny00Nzc3LTkyMWEtYTlhNDg3MDg0ZGU2&hl=en

Sunday, August 29, 2010

It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year

Gee sound familiar, only 3 more sleeps until the kids are back to school.  It was nice having them home for the summer but it is really great for them to be back at school  :)

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

My Time with Shelli!

Well this is the project I have been dying to share with you all week while I was waiting for the photo with Shelli.  Stampin' Up! CEO and co-founder.  Such a wonderful lady with a great personality. 
Here we used our 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.

To order the supplies, click on the Shop Now button!



Teresa Hafso has been a stampin up demonstrator for over 18 months.  Teresa says: I love how stampin up has given me a job that is fun to do from home. My stampin up income along with my husband's checks are paying our bills.
It's been a blessing to have extra income. You can be a demonstrator too, just sign up on my websitehttp://www.thscrappinmama.stampinup.netmy recruit password is hafso

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Stampin' Up! is Hiring!



Did you know Stampin' Up! plans to hire 10 thousand new team members this year?

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.

Seasonal Demonstrator: Works hard at the business during September, October, and November for seasonal money and maintains minimum orders and sales during the balance of the year.

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!

This is the best time to earn more income for the holidays!


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!


I has been a Stampin' Up! demonstrator for over 18 months.  I love how stampin up has given me a job that is fun to do from home. My stampin up income along with my husband's checks are paying our bills. It's been a blessing to have extra income. You can be a demonstrator too, just sign up on my website http://www.thscrappinmama.stampinup.net my recruit password is hafso

What is your situation? Please e-mail me your reply at teresa@thescrappinmama.com


Hugs,



Wednesday, August 25, 2010

More Christmas Shares For You!

There was a lot of swapping happening at the Extravaganza on Saturday here is a few more for you with the Christmas theme; I plan on using some of these for my Christmas this year!

'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)
'Jolliest Time of the Year' stamp set is one of my favorites but there are so many more I want...sigh!

To order the above stamp sets just click on my Shop Now button!


Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Absolutely Exhausted!

Sorry for not posting yesterday, I barely made it through some emails before I completely crashed.  I spent most of yesterday with my DH at the hospital before I brought him home.  Then I had house stuff to do,  relaxed for a half hour then had to run out late at night to get his prescriptions.  By 9:30 that was it for me, done, no more, and kaput!

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)
Tor order the supplies, click on the shop now button!


Teresa Hafso has been a stampin up demonstrator for over 18 months.  Teresa says: I love how stampin up has given me a job that is fun to do from home. My stampin up income along with my husband's checks are paying our bills.
It's been a blessing to have extra income. You can be a demonstrator too, just sign up on my websitehttp://www.thscrappinmama.stampinup.netmy recruit password is hafso

Sunday, August 22, 2010

WOW what a day!

Well what an awesome day I had yesterday.  The projects were awesome and sharing that time with my fellow demonstrators, getting inspiration and information was totally awesome.  NOT to mention getting a chance to talk with Shelli, ask her a couple of questions and being able to get a picture with her and a signed picture frame.  They didn't get a chance to print off my photo with her in time when I left, so when I get it I will show you the whole project.  Speaking of which here are a couple of pictures of some of them...

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)
Ha Darcie, thought you didn't get in my picture hey!  Shelli is really down to earth and truly honest and sincere in her commitment to us all.  If she really wasn't touched by it all she wouldn't be crying when she talks about the business.  She seems like the kind of girl you could really sit down and just chat all afternoon.  Amazing, this is the first company that I have been with where you can get to meet the CEO and co founder of a that company.  Sigh...still floating in the clouds!  More projects tomorrow!


Teresa Hafso has been a stampin up demonstrator for over 18 months.  Teresa says: I love how stampin up has given me a job that is fun to do from home. My stampin up income along with my husband's checks are paying our bills.
It's been a blessing to have extra income. You can be a demonstrator too, just sign up on my websitehttp://www.thscrappinmama.stampinup.netmy recruit password is hafso

Saturday, August 21, 2010

A Thank You Just for You

Good Morning,

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:


You can click 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

It's Wedding Day Time

It's a great honor to be sharing my wedding day with my husband's cousin tomorrow.  My DH and I will be celebrating 11 years together tomorrow and his cousin will just be getting married.  Woo hoo!  So of course I had to make a wedding card but I wanted to try something different.  Take a look to see what I did...



To get your free pdf tutorial click here.   Wow what a way to add dimension to your card without all the work.  You will have fun making these cards.



Teresa Hafso has been a stampin up demonstrator for 18 months.  Teresa says: I love how stampin up has given me a job that is fun to do from home. My stampin up income along with my husband's checks are paying our bills.
It's been a blessing to have extra income. You can be a demonstrator too, just sign up on my websitehttp://www.thscrappinmama.stampinup.netmy recruit password is hafso

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Spa Night!

Well due to reasons out of my control I could not get to Convention this year but I did something that came very close to being just as important for my business--spending time with my daughter in a spa night.  The only thing missing was the champagne (for me, LOL).  We took pictures and I did a scrapbook page of it using 'My Digital Studio'  All I can say it was a lot of fun and I look forward to another fun evening.

MDS is so user friendly and I go in phases where I use it a lot then go back to hybrid scrapping.  I love the options available to us.  To order your copy of the MDS just click on the shop now button.


Teresa Hafso has been a stampin up demonstrator for 18 months.  Teresa says: I love how stampin up has given me a job that is fun to do from home. My stampin up income along with my husband's checks are paying our bills.
It's been a blessing to have extra income. You can be a demonstrator too, just sign up on my websitehttp://www.thscrappinmama.stampinup.netmy recruit password is hafso



Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Painting With Decor Elements

Last month I shared a video with my e-newsletter subscribers that I did using the Elegant Trio Stencil  #118262 from our Decor Elements line with Stampin' Up!  There are so many ways you can use stencils, card making, painting and have you considered decorating cakes with them!  Just put the stencil on top of the cake and shake icing sugar over it.  Way to cool!  So enjoy the video on painting with them.



Teresa Hafso has been a stampin up demonstrator for 18 months. Teresa says: I love how stampin up has given me a job that is fun to do from home. My stampin up income along with my husband's checks are paying our bills.
It's been a blessing to have extra income. You can be a demonstrator too, just sign up on my websitehttp://www.thscrappinmama.stampinup.net my recruit password is hafso
To order the Elegant Trio Stencil just click on the shop now button.

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

The History of Greeting Cards

The History of Greeting Cards
(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

The book that inspires me the most

I realize that this is an odd post, something that I would normally not talk about, or consider putting in my blog post.  However, a wonderful person suggested that we talk about a book or books that inspires me and keeps me going; that would be the "The Left Behind" series from Tim Laye and Jerry B. Jenkins!


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!




Teresa Hafso has been a stampin up demonstrator for 18 months.  Teresa says: I love how stampin up has given me a job that is fun to do from home. My stampin up income along with my husband's checks are paying our bills.
It's been a blessing to have extra income. You can be a demonstrator too, just sign up on my websitehttp://www.thscrappinmama.stampinup.netmy recruit password is hafso

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Three Little Words

I have some wonderful neighbors where I live, they have been so generous and kind to my family.  I mean would you get excited getting a free brand new, earth wise toilet then it came with free installation.  Well it helps when your neighbor is a plumber and works for a company than can get this stuff for free!  Me, that's who!  My family is blessed to have neighbors such as them so of course I need to send them a 'Thank You' card.



To download the free pdf tutorial click here and to order the supplies click on the Shop Now button.


Teresa Hafso has been a stampin up demonstrator for 18 months.  Teresa says: I love how stampin up has given me a job that is fun to do from home. My stampin up income along with my husband's checks are paying our bills.
It's been a blessing to have extra income. You can be a demonstrator too, just sign up on my websitehttp://www.thscrappinmama.stampinup.netmy recruit password is hafso

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

A Bouquet of Flowers

So on Thursday it will be one year since my father passed away and my mother will be coming to stay until the end of the weekend.  As my family always does, every time we go to visit her we always stop by his grave.  Unfortunately I cannot afford to buy flowers this year so I came up with an idea.  I have a lot of scraps, some retired embellishments, a hot glue gun, coffee stir sticks and with the use of SU punches (listed below), my daughters came up with this bouquet of flowers.





Punches used are all from Stampin' Up! and they are:

  1. Boho Blossoms XL  #119858
  2. Fancy Flower XL  #118073
  3. 5 Petal Flower XL  #119880
  4. 1 3/4" Scallop Circle XL  #119854
  5. 2 3/8" Scallop Circle XL  #118874
To order the punches click on the Shop Now button.  Talk to you soon!

Monday, August 2, 2010

New Stampin' Pastels are here!

Whoohooo!! The new Stampin' Pastels are available from Stampin' Up! !!! Stampin' Pastels (item 120962; $30.95) and the Stampin' Pastels New Color Kit (item 120963;$18.95) are now available. So you pick... do you want the entire palette? or just the new colors to retrofit your existing pastels palette.. your choice! :)

Entire new Stampin' Pastel Palette:


New colors only to retrofit your existing Palette:


Teresa Hafso has been a stampin up demonstrator for 18 months.  Teresa says: I love how stampin up has given me a job that is fun to do from home. My stampin up income along with my husband's checks are paying our bills.
It's been a blessing to have extra income. You can be a demonstrator too, just sign up on my websitehttp://www.thscrappinmama.stampinup.netmy recruit password is hafso



Sunday, August 1, 2010

Sudsol Blog Tour

SUDSOL Blog Tour

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



Supplies:

  • 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"
Now this next project I made using a tutorial from Split Coast Stampers, what a way to personalize and make your own recipe box:







  • 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-by-Step





  1. Step 1

    Score the 6” x 12” patterned paper piece at 4-1/2”, 6-1/2” and 11”, creating the base.





  2. Step 2

    Score 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.





  3. Step 3

    Score the 3-3/4" x 4" patterned paper piece every 1/2" across the 4” side.





  4. Step 4

    Crease 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.





  5. Step 5

    To 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.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.


  8. Attach the velcro or magnet behind the flower and to the main of the box.




  9. Step 9

    Use 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



  10. 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...
http://www.sudsol.org/members/gallery/showgallery.php?ppuser=2732&username=thscrappinmama




Teresa Hafso has been a stampin up demonstrator for 18 months.Teresa says: I love how stampin up has given me a job that is fun to do from home. My stampin up income along with my husband's checks are paying our bills.
it's been a blessing to have extra income.You can be a demonstrator too, just sign up on my websit
my recruit password is hafso




http://www.thscrappinmama.stampinup.net

COPYRIGHT NOTICE

All content (including text, photographs & designs) are Copyright Stampin' Up! and Teresa Hafso, Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator (unless otherwise noted). Feel free to use these designs for your own personal use. They may not be copied for publication, contest entry or for the purposes of selling. Thank you in advance for your integrity concerning this. The content of the blog is my sole responsibility as an Independent Stampin' Up! demonstrator and the use of, and content of, the classes, services, or products offered on this blog is not endorsed by Stampin' Up!

MY MISSION

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.

LinkWithin

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...