Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Free Stampin' Up! Stamps- Great Hostess Benefits

Free Stampin' Up! Stamps is one of the great benefits of hostessing a workshop; learning new techniques, using new tools and spending time with your friends and family are some of the other benefits.

Sunday afternoon, Sharon hosted seven of her friends at a workshop in her basement.  I showed a how to make a goody bag from the Top Note Die (113463) and Big Shot (113439) and heat embossed a card with White Stampin' Embossing Powder (109132) and the Simple Friendship (113397) stamps.  Then the guests got to get their fingers all inky!
Everyone made a refrigerator magnet featuring our favorite hooter on the Two-Step Owl Punch (118074) and a 3x3 love card in Rich Razzleberry (115316) card stock which turned into the group's new favorite color.

Browsing through the catalogs, it appeared a challenge to decide which items to order; but everyone earned Free Stampin' Up Stamps from the Sale-a-bration promotion.

I love sharing the stamping bug with new and experienced crafters.  It proved to be contagious at the workshop yesterday as several ladies signed up for more classes later this month.  Sharon earned three Free Stampin' Up! Stamp sets, an Embossing Folder, a Bigz XL Die and an Embosslit Die for having fun with her friends on a Sunday afternoon.  Call or email me today to book your workshop and receive the same great benefits!

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Making Cards - Save the Date!

Spring has sprung and love is in the air!  This weekend I spent some time making cards for another wedding!  My step-son and his fiance are getting married in August and we made the Save the Date! cards on Sunday.

Mambo Melon and Pumpkin Pie are great happy colors!  On top of the Pumpkin Pie (105117) card stock we adhered Mambo Melon (115320) card stock which was embossed with Perfect Polka Dots (117335) embossing folder on the Big Shot (113439) and added a strip of Sweet & Sour Specialty (117390) Designer Series Paper.  The next question is who is Sweet and who is Sour.  The wedding invitations will be coming out in June; a bit more on the formal side. 

To order your custom hand-made invitations or announcements for a special occasion, phone or email me.

Monday, March 14, 2011

Card Making Techniques - Embossed Imbedding

Embossed Imbedding is my newest favorite technique.  It is super simple and looks Fabulous.  Punch out multiple shapes, for this card I used the 1" circle punch (119868) and the 3/4" circle punch (119873).  The card base is Basic Black (121045) card stock and the punches are from the Brights Collection (119706). 

Adhere all the spots onto the card base using Multipurpose Liquid Glue (100755).  I have never been a fan of liquid glue; however, I really cannot say enough good things about this glue.  Only a tiny amount is required, it dries quickly so you don't have to hold things together for a long time yet it gives a bit of time to get things arranged perfectly.  Definitely falls into a Friday Favorite for me!

Grab the Square Lattice (119976) embossing folder and put the card front in it.  Insert the folder and card into the BIG SHOT and crank away.  Out the other side will emerge a card that looks like all the punches are part of the card base.

If you are missing any of the tools or supplies needed to create your own masterpiece using this nifty technique, call or email me to order them today.  Remember, if your order is $50 you will get a stamp set for FREE; but only during Sale-a-Bration! and that ends on March 31st.

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Great Things Come in Little Packages!

Glad my husband doesn't think so, as I am not in a little package.  However, this adorable little purse is so easy to make with the Big Shot!  (113439) And it can contain something as simple as candy or as wonderful as a pair of diamond earrings. 

I have a new customer (Hi Sharron) that is very Patriotic and I chose the color theme in her honor.  Card stock base and 2 small hearts are Real Red (102482).  Base is embossed with the Perfect Polka Dots (117335) embossing folder.  The lower half is Night of Navy (100867) card stock as is the large heart.  The Whisper White stripe is punched with the Scallop Edge Border Punch (119882) and the handles are created using the Large Oval Punch (119855).

If you are searching for a super set of phrases, then I suggest that you check out WORD PLAY (120651); it has a wonderful assortment of sayings in different fonts and styles.  Wish Big is from that set and is inked in Night of Navy (100069) and Real Red (100052) Stampin Write Markers.

The whole shebang is finished off boldly with 1-1/4" Striped Grosgrain Ribbon in Night of Navy (119773)!

If you are itching for a BIG SHOT and love to get FREE products, then now is the time to call or email me.  Hurry, Sale-a-Bration ends on March 31st!

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Blossoms & Butterflies!

Blossom Push Pins & Butterfly Magnets adorn the Bulletin Board we will be creating later this month.  The board is 16x20 and has lots of room for notes and photos.  The sunny colors of this sample are Daffodil Delight, Peach Parfait & Poppy Parade.  For those who aren't quite ready for hot spring colors, there is a cool blues choice of Pacific Point, Not Quite Navy & Sahara Sand. 

Come join in the fun, there are only a few opening left so phone or email me today with your registration.  Class is on Friday, March 18th at 7:00pm or Saturday, March 19th at 1:00pm.  Class is $20.  Remember your stamping basic tools (Paper Snips, Bone Folder & Adhesive - Sticky Strip best for construction).