Saturday, July 23, 2011

Make & Takes from Stampin' UP! Convention 2011

My sister Judy came down Thursday and we completed these Make & Takes from the 2011 Stampin' UP! Convention.  Still can't believe Judy got to go and enjoy Convention 2011 with me.....we had a "trip of a lifetime", can't hardly wait for next year!

I can't even begin to tell you how awesome Convention 2011 was!  WE had soooOOOO much fun!

Monday, July 18, 2011

$99. Starter Kit

Want to become a Stampin' UP! Demonstrator for only $99?  Just got back from Convention

and figured out, why wouldn't you want to be a Demo and get to enjoy all those great presentations?  Not to speak of all the Stampers you get to meet and have fun with!  My Twin Sister went this year for the first time, we had a blast!  If for no other reason, I'd become a Demonstrator again just to be able to take the trip.  If you'd like to become part of my team, please contact me and I'll give you all the information you need to get the $99. starter kit along with the free exclusive Gift Box Project Kit to create ~

  and answer any questions you might have.  (Click on photo below to enlarge.)

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Birthday Card for a co-worker

Here's the card I made for my counter-part in Bakersfield.  She loves shoes!  I used the flip-flop stamp from the Sunny Fun Stamp Set.  The striped DSP is Just Add Cake.  The card base is Melon Mambo CS and the ribbon is the new Chocolate Chip Scallop Dots Ribbon.  The happy birthday stamp is from the Bring On The Cake Stamp Set.  I used Elegant Egg Plant CS and ran it through the Square Lattice Embossing Folder.  I added a little bling with the Jewels Basic Rhinestones.  I colored the shoes with Stampin' Write Markers and the Blender Pen.  I used the Large Oval Punch for the cake and Decorative Label Punch behind it.  I sponged the Oval with Early Espresso Ink.  Now all I have to do is get it in the mail!  :o)

Sunday, July 3, 2011

Happy 4th of July, 2011

Here's the card and Kleenex Box Holder I created for my Brother & Sister-in-law who host our family 4th of July each year.  I used the instructions from Splitcoast Stampers on how to create the box cover.  I used Whisper White CS for the base of both, Real Red CS ran through the Square Lattice Embossing Folder for the next layer.  The stamp set is Courage (isn't it totally awesome), I used Night of Navy Ink Pad and embossed the image.  The lace is made using the brand new Lace Ribbon Border Punch.  I added some Red Grosgrain Ribbon down the center, fits perfect through the holes.

God Bless our Troops, hope everyone has a SAFE and HAPPY Independence Day!


Saturday, July 2, 2011

My Brother-in-law's 65th Birthday!

My B-I-L just celebrated his 65th Birthday ~ here's the card I created for him:

I used Vellum and stamped the image of the truck from the Stamp Set Countryside.  I put it over my cushion that came in the mat pack and dry embossed the image and then added color by using Stampin' Write markers.  I tore it out and sponged the edges with Chocolate Chip Ink and did an Easel Card.  The Happy Birthday is from the Bring On the Cake Stamp Set and I cut a little banner free-hand and attached with one of the Antique Brads.  The Card Base is Baja Breeze CS and the Happy Birthday was mounted onto Chocolate Chip CS and I punched the edge with the Scallop Border Punch.  The background paper was Botanical Gazette DSP ~ now retired :o( .  I used the Early Espresso/White Baker's Twine and punched the 65 with the Timeless Type Alphabet Junior Sizzlets.

I think he liked it ~ Happy 65th Michael!