Tuesday, July 31, 2012

A Spooktacular Offer in August!

What a treat... you don't even have to wear a costume for this!  When you sign up to become a Stampin' Up! demonstrator during the month of August! Purchase the Starter Kit for $99, you will receive this adorable Halloween Project Kit pictured above for FREE! YES!!  You read that correctly... FREEEEE!

Here is what you will receive in the Halloween Project Kit:

  • Everything pictured, including your choice of either a wood or clear Toxic Treat stamp set, a full package of Rhinestones, a full package of Baker's Twine, and enough ribbon and buttons to make the kit!  Ink is not included.
In the new Demonstrator Starter Kit, you will receive $125 worth of any Stampin' Up! products for only $99 + tax.  The shipping is free!  The Starter Kit is completely customizable, and therefore can be tailor-made to fit YOUR needs!  There is absolutely NO obligation to sell if you purchase the Starter Kit, and there are NO strings attached.  The Starter Kit products are yours to keep...and so is the Halloween project.

If you have you have a love of paper crafting, card-making, and/or scrapbooking, please consider joining my group... there is no better time than TODAY!!  Please email me with any questions you may have.  I would love to discuss them with you! Or check this out to learn more and to join now!

So... don't miss out on this Spooktacular adventure!!

 Smiley from millan.net

Double Embossed Mojo

Mojo Monday #252

I always enjoy working on the Mojo sketch... sometimes I don't complete the card until close to the end of the week.  I'm HAPPY to be posting my card on MONDAY!!   YAY!  (Well... I guess it IS Tuesday... because it's slightly after mid-night!  Bummer!!  Maybe next time!)

This card uses a double embossing technique.  By this I mean, that you ink the inside of your embossing folder with Versamark, run it through the Big Shot, and add embossing powder to your card stock.  Heat set.  I ran mine through a second time, making sure that I lined up the embossed cardstock exactly the way it went through the first time.  Reinked my folder again with Versamark and the second embossing, I used iridescent ice embossing powder. 

Here's a close up picture of the iridescent ice embossing...
And here is a picture of the shabby chic bow.  This was done by pulling a center thread and bunching up the ribbon.  Adding a brad holds it all together. 

MOJO sketches take the guess work out of card making.  These sketches could also be used for scrapbooking as well.  What are you waiting for??  Go on over and get YOUR MOJO on!

 Smiley from millan.net

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Friday, July 27, 2012

Sometimes its the details that count...

I love being able to add the smallest of details, bringing a card to life!  I was playing around with the MOJO sketch and came up with this little beauty:

The paper daisies are fun to color and are still in the current catalog (pg. #175).  They come white which is nice because there are several ways you can color them. The smaller daisy was put in a small dish, and a drop of Cherry Cobbler reinker was added to the top, giving it that deep dark color that I was after.  Actually, it was a little TOO dark so I added water to it, and it softened to the color that I wanted.  To the colored water that I now have, I added the large daisy painting it a pretty shade of pink!  I heat dried them, because I was in a hurry to use them, and added some sponging to the edges of the large daisy.  Used some Gumball Green stitched ribbon for leaves, popped it all up on the 2 1/2 inch circle punch, layered it with a larger scallop die cutting it out with the Big Shot (gosh, I love that thing!!).  Paired with some textured cardstock and DSP, you have yourself a great card to give to someone special!
Here's the list of supplies that you'll need: 
Cardstock:  Chocolate chip #102128, Whisper White #100730, Daffodil delight #119683, Cherry Cobbler #119685, International Bazaar DSP #126920
Stamps: Just Believe (Clear #120453 or Wood #116948), Itty Bitty Banners (Clear #126257 or Wood #126255)
Ink:  Old Olive #126953
Accessories: Paper Daisies #119243, Basic Pearls #119247, Gumball Green stitched satin #126848, Bitty Banners Framelits #129267, Piercing Tool #126189

Go ahead... 
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Also, if you place your $50 order HERE, you can STILL get the Reason to Smile stamp set for ONLY $5

Don't wait... this offer is ONLY good until July 31!

 Smiley from millan.net

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

They just NATURALLY go together

     There are just certain things that go together... Peanut butter and jelly, bread and butter, salt and pepper, Bert and Ernie, bacon and eggs..  You see where I'm going with this?

   Well, its the same in the rubber stamping world.  NOTHING... and I mean NOTHING goes better with stamping then chocolate!!  Although stamping goes well with a LOT of things, but chocolate (in MY opinion) just has to be right at the top of the list!
   Which, brings me to this project:  

  My inspiration comes from my famous upline:  Pennie McCallum.  She's an awesome stamper and a fantastic inspiration for my Stampin' Up business.  I love her stamping style (although, she may tell you that she doesn't have a particular style).  She's got some beautiful projects on her blog and you can check it out here: Stamping with PennieHer Notes and chocolate box can be found here:  "Delightful Gift" along with a pattern so you can make your own.
     Here are some pictures of the note cards inside.  There are six cutesie little 3x3 note cards along with six Hershey nuggets.   
YUM!  If you look closely at these note cards, you'll notice that each is a little bit different.  The sentiments are all different and the border under that lovely DSP is slightly different.
This is the PERFECT gift to give for a birthday, an anniversary, or just because!   Nothing speaks louder than a hand-made gift!

So, go on... get started on YOUR nugget gift box today!

Supplies used:
Cardstock: Whisper White #100730, Chocolate Chip #102128, Pacific Point #111350, Daffodil Delight #119683
DSP:  International Bazaar #126920
Stamp set:  Teeny Tiny Wishes (Clear #127802; Wood #115370)
Ink:  Pacific Point #126951, Chocolate Chip #126979
Accessories:  Edgelits (Finishing Touches #127010 , Adorning Accents #125595, Lrg Scallop #127019), Window Sheets #114323, Basic Pearls #119247, Itty Bity Shapes Punch Pack #118309, Lrg Oval #119855, Scallop Oval #119856, Scallop Trim Border #118402, Dotted Scallop Ribbon Border #119275, Antique Brads #117273, Crochet Trim #118481, and dimensionals.  
Note: Sorry, the satin ribbon is retired. (The 1/2 inch Scallop Dot Ribbon would be just as nice! #124142)

You can get ALL of these goodies at my on-line store.  
It's open RIGHT NOW!  Click HERE and click on SHOP NOW right under my name in the upper right-hand corner.

Don't forget.. a $50 order entitles you to a REASON to SMILE stamp set for ONLY.. $5   YEP!!  that's NOT a typo error... I said ONLY $5 - HURRY!!!  HURRY!!  HURRY!! GET YOURS TODAY!! This offer is only good until                   July 31, 2012.                                    

Isn't it a beautiful set? ... one that, I am SURE, you won't want to be without!

so.... WHAT are you WAITING FOR??  

This stamp set is ONLY available until July 31, 2012!!

 Smiley from millan.net

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

A dose of MOJO

MMmmm mmmmm MOJO!  

Mojo is like chicken noodle soup!  It makes you feel good ALL over!  

It certainly does spark some creativity... at least for me it does!  Here's my MOJO take on this week's sketch:

 The flowers are created using the 2 3/8 inch scallop circle punch.  Here's how you cut the cardstock once you punch it out:
The left picture is the cut line, and the right picture is already cut.  

Sponge around the edges of the cut lines to give it some additional dimension.

Start with the outside edge of the scallop and roll it up (Making the outside edge the flower center).  Add a dollop of Tombow Liquid glue to the center and hold it for a little until it sets.  These flowers are so easy and provides a beautiful focal point for your card.

Additional supplies used:
  • Stamp sets: Fabulous Florets (#123027), Itty Bitty Banners (#126257)
  • Ink:  Soft Suede (#126978), StazOn Jet Black (#101406)
  • Paper:  Lucky Limeade (#122926), Perfect Plum (#101889), Rose Red (#102544), Basic Black (#121045), Very Vanilla (#101650),  Summer Smooches DSP (#125409)
  • Punches:  Dotted Scallop Ribbon Border (#119275), 2 3/8 inch Scallop Circle (#118874)
  • Accessories:  Crumb Cake Seam Binding (#122332), Bitty Banners Framelits (#129267), Little Leaves Sizzlits (#114511), Pearls Basic Jewels (#119247), Paper-Piercing Tool (#126189), Stampin' Pierce Mat (#126199), Sponges (101610)
If you haven't checked out Stampin' Up! Reason to Smile Promotion... click HERE! and get YOUR awesome stamp set for only $5 with a $50 order.  Don't miss out!!

And... as always...  If you have ANY questions, please don't hesitate to call me or email me!

 Smiley from millan.net

Sunday, July 1, 2012

Freshly Blooming

This is the first time I broke this set out (Blooming with Kindness) and inked it up... plus this is also the first time I played along with the Freshly Made sketch challenge.  I inked the main focal point with Pink Pirouette, and then used the brush end of my marker in the new In-color Primrose Petals and drug it across the flower before I stamped it. The stem is inked in Lucky Limeade and the entire image is popped it up on dimensionals.  The sentiment is from the same set inked in Midnight Muse and Raspberry Ripple.  The flowers are punched out with the Itty Bitty Shapes punch pack in Basic Black, and topped with a Basic Pearl. 

 Here's the Freshly Made sketch #41.
Additional supplies used:
Dotted Scallop Ribbon Border Punch #119275
3/8 inch Satin Stitched Ribbon (Gumball Green) #126848
1/2 inch circle punch #119869
Pearl Basic Jewels #119247
2012-2014 In-color #126838
Basic Gray #121044
Basic Black #121045
Twitterpated #125406
Stamping Sponges #101610

Happy Stamping!!