Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Thumping Fun

I was using this technique to make little thank-yous for my Stamps in the Mail club.  As I stamped I thought that I should remind you about this fun and easy technique.


Start with an image with more solid lines as well as a light ink pad and several darker markers.  I used Certainly Celery Pad, and Gumball Green, Soft Suede and Midnight Muse Markers.




Ink the full stamp with the pad then starting with the lightest marker (brush tip), hold the barrel between thumb and forefinger and let the marker thump up and down as if it’s rubber, all over the stamp.

Repeat with the other 2 markers.



Then huff on the stamp and place it down on the smooth surface of our Whisper White or Vanilla and hold a few seconds.





IMG_0839 Now, go try it!  It’s really effective.




Last Day of Reason To Smile Special

In Case you did not earn one of these $5 stamp sets, you still have a bit of time….okay, only a few hours.

Here are some pics of cards that we did at my upline’s meeting last month.

IMG_0824This embossing folder just makes any card look gorgeous.








This lacy edge done with the Delicate Designs embossing folder








For this one, we cut an Apothecary Accent Framelit as a template and then sponged ink inside to create this pretty look








This edge…on the Tangerine Tango, was done with Finishing Touches Edgelits



If you want to get your set today for only $5….you can earn it with any $50 order.  So call or email me or just go online now and place your order.

Then order:


131274 Reason to Smile (W) $5

131275 Reason to Smile (C) $5

Help for Sticking Sizzlits

Okay, I found out the greatest tip at convention…it was actually just a bunch of us sitting around and stamping and I overheard a conversation.  So, I came home and tried it with my new Delicate Doilies Sizzlet.



So, here’s what you do…just cover the grey foam base with clear packing tape before you use the die.  this helps keep the paper from sticking in the grooves. I’m amazed at how well it works.  Now, I did it with my large doily as well but it was already well used and the foam was already well pressed down so it doesn’t work as well.

Hope this is helpful for you.  Don’t forget to post any tips you have as well.

Sunday, July 29, 2012

Awards—Convention 2012


Debbie Paisie—awarded for 5 years of service














Lois  Black—awarded for 15 years of service












Sondra Jumper—awarded for $20,000 in sales






Lori's award

Lori Staley—award for $50,000 in sales, plus recruiting 4+ gals and awarded with Founders Circle—top 100 demonstrators in the country




Awards Night, anticipating our time in the spotlight—NOT

Lori Staley, Connie Heisey and myself.


My friend and roomy—Marie Gruber and I celebrating at Awards Night













My friends: Carole Anne Sluchinski  and Lee Conrey (congrats Lee for receiving the Heart of Stampin’ Up! Award as well as Founder’s Circle)

Saturday, July 28, 2012

Betsy’s Blossom and Baby

I thought I had posted this 2 months ago. Love it!IMG_0304

This is a card that we did last month at the Stamp Fest Open House.  I saw something like this at my upline’s meeting.  I loved the elegance of the black, grey, and red..hope you enjoy!





We got together for my Mom’s 70th birthday and Kale got to meet many more in his ‘large’ family.  He has 51 Aunts and Uncles on Tyler’s side of the family and has a few yet to meet.  Look at that beautiful face…I can’t stand saying goodbye!

Like me on Facebook to see the whole album from this fun day—lots of baby pics.

Sunday, July 8, 2012

Serene Silhouettes--my Favorite Stamp Set

Here are 3 case’d cards …
My June’s stamps in the mail club have or are receiving these cards along with their Serene Silhouettes Stamp Set.  I think this is one of my favorite stamp sets in the new catalog. 
If you missed out on Stamps in the Mail last month, you can still get in for July! 
This card uses the new Delicate Doilies Sizzlets  #126999

The above 2 cards are cut with the new ApothecaryAccents Framelits #127003
Next month’s stamp set is: Bug me (plus 1/2 pack of clear mini buttons and assortment of new in-color ribbon)  pg. 66
Members get to change up their choice if they are not in love with that months selection.  Cards will still be made with the set of the month.
 Okay, now I want to know which stamp set is your favorite!  click on comments and let me know

Saturday, July 7, 2012

Christmas in July or Too Hot to….

You will not want to miss out on our July Stamp The Love Shoppe classes!  This shy gal is just one of the great projects that we have in store for you.  I promised you that I would start Christmas this month….some of you like to get an early start. 
In August, we will also begin special classes for Christmas….Stamp A Stacks…watch for announcement. 

Click Here to check out the calendar so you don’t miss out…be sure to click the RSVP and stick your name in there!

Here is the scrapbook page that you’ll make if you choose the scrapbook option at the Chambersburg, Littlestown, Hanover, or Taylorsville locations:

What do you think?  I actually designed both of these on my own….well, not really, I copied the snowgirl sort of ..look at page 16 of the catalog for my inspiration.

Friday, July 6, 2012

My Father’s Day Gifts

IMG_0251I’ve been wanting to send these pics out.  We did this little picture card/book at our last Stamp Fest Open House.  It was a hit.  It’s a bound little book that you can have the kids draw pictures in, put sayings, write notes…..the list is endless.  Wild Wasabi Cardstock was 4 1/4 X 11, scored at 1, 5 1/2 and 10.  Then  Vanilla Cardstock was cut at 4 X 8 (2 pieces or more).  Scored at 4”.  We used the crop-a-dile to punch holes in the spine through all 3 layers.   We cut the edge of the green piece with the Finishing Touches Edgelits #127010 and also made a little slit in the 1” Fold to slip the ribbon through. IMG_0253 You can’t see it, but the ribbon in slid under the bottom vanilla piece then comes out the edge of the green piece, which is then glued down to the vanilla creating a nice finished edge.

The front is decorated with our new Designer Paper, Natural Composition Specialty  #126917 along with the stamp set, A Fitting Occasion, pg. 101.

Try it, a fun project for Summer for the kiddos…let them scrapbook their summer adventures.

Supplies available on my website if you need…just click here.

Thursday, July 5, 2012

Back with some stamping inspiration….

I’m sorry it’s been so long.  I’ve been very busy,  making some great projects but just too busy to post, or too exhausted.  So, I’ll try to make up for it!
….but first, a picture or 2.
I found Uncle Devin holding Kale….he'd been refusing, afraid he would ‘break’.   I had to get a picture.

Tyler had Kale last weekend so we got lots of hug time.  Briana even took some photos…she’s very good at that.  Here’s her pic of him 2 weeks ago
Now to stamping:  I just designed this card last week for a workshop I was doing for one of my new recruits.  A lot of friends/customers from church were coming so I wanted to do something they hadn’t seen.
This is an easel card and I’ve used the Hostess only set: Four Seasons, along with the new Designer Paper, Floral District.
Here are some tips: Pool Party Cardstock cut 4 1/4 X 11, then scored at 5 1/2.  The fold was then put up to the corner of Simply scored, on the diagonal plate, I started scoring at the corner.  IMG_0336If you were to stand this card up as a tent, the score goes from the top left corner of the card down to the right side. 
Then I cut the bottom of the front flap off where the score ended.  I think it was about 1 1/8 inch. Here’s the card from another angle: 
The other colors I used (from the designer paper) are: Rich Razzleberry and Primrose Petals.  For the ribbon, I applied a piece of Sticky Strip, then used the tip of my scissors to ‘hold up the ribbon, as I pressed it down on the sticky strip…I did that the whole way across.  The pretty scalloped edging is done with the Large Scallop Edgelit 127019 and The Delicate Designs Folder #127023.
Hope you enjoy.   If you need any of these products, please contact me or Click Here to order 24/7

Stamp Fest Photos

Deb Paisie showed us how she designed this shirt with Stampin' Blends (our alcohol markers).  It is such a gorgeous shirt and I want t...