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Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Who doesn't like a little sparkle?

Hi friends!

I finally found a minute to post a video I made showcasing one of the cards from my Valentine card class a few weeks ago. This lovely card features several new products found in Stampin Up's 2013 Spring catalog and other itens from the annual catalog---the new items are the Hearts a Flutter framelits and the honeycomb embossing folder. Drop me a line if you would like a copy of either catalog.

This project was inspired by a card made by Elizabeth Hurst. My version looks like this...

Check out the video....

View my other videos here http://www.youtube.com/user/stampinghare

If you do not have a local demonstrator, I would love to have you select me for your Stampin Up demonstrator and creative coach. Thanks!

Stamping is fun!


Saturday, February 23, 2013

Really Sweet Owl card

Hey Friends!

I have a new video to share with you of a super sweet and easy owl valentine card. It features Stampin Up's (SU) owl builder punch and a few other cool SU products. Although I designed this card with valentine's day  in mind,  I think it could easily be changed to an anniversary card by changing the sentiment banner on the heart.

And a photo of the finished card...

What occasions would you use use this card for? I'd love to see your card---please share!

Stamping is fun!


Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Camo valentine anyone?

Hey friends!

I just finished a fun project and I think you will love it it as much as I do. A friend asked me to help her design a valentine chocolate bar wrapper for her 11 year old son to give to his friends---the fun part is he wanted to use camo print. She supplied camo print duck tape, the idea for a chocolate bar wrapper, and asked for my creative help in making it come to life. I love being a creative coach!

The end result....
How to finished the belly band? Use the Apothecary label framelits of course!

Maybe without the chocolate chip cardstock label?

With and without the chocolate chip labe--which do you prefer?

Or maybe put the river rock cardstock label on an angle?

I left the center label open so he can write the recipients name on it. I am going to show her the various ways the label can be used and let her son decide how he wants to finish the project.

So how did I make these marvels? I cut white cardstock  6 3/4" x 5 1/2" then I covered the cardstock pieces with the camo duck tape. I scored along the long side at 2, 2 1/4", 4 1/2, and 4 3/4".  For the belly bands I cut the cardstock at 1 1/2" x 6" and scored at 1 5/8",  2, 4 1/4", 4 5/8"

If you do not have a local demonstrator, I would love to have you select me for your Stampin Up demonstrator (& creative coach). Thanks!


Sunday, February 10, 2013

Club, class, and a little Stampin Up news

Hi friends!

Some stamping news to brighten your day.....Enjoy!

  • The monthly hostess stamp club will meet this Tuesday, February 12th at 7pm at my house. Each month you'll learn new techniques and get to play with the latest and newest Stampin Up products. Club members commit to placing minimum $25 order each month and in return get hostess benefits (minimum $25 FREE products) once during the six-month club. This is a great way to slowly build up your crafting supplies. Upcoming club dates (all Tuesdays): February 12th, March 19th, April 16th, May 21st, and June 18. SPACE is limited, call today to reserve your spot!
  • Schedule uncertain? Can't committ to a monthly club? You can attend any club meeting on a space available basis and pay a $10 tuition fee (or FREE with a minimum $25 order). RSVP needed each month to confirm space available.
  • Here's a sneak peek of one of the February club projects. It features several FREE sale-a-bration items -- sycamore street dsp, sycamore street ribbon, Madison Avenue stamp, pretty petites stamp, vine street embossing folder. Contact me today to RSVP your club spot!

  • Easter card class on Tuesday, March 5th at 7pm. Make 4 cards, 2 each of 2 designs. Tuition is $10 (or FREE with a minimum $25 order). Call today!
  • Birthday card class on Tuesday, April 2nd at 7pm. Make 4 cards, 2 each of 2 designs. Tuition is $10 (or FREE with a minimum $25 order). RSVP now!
  • Remember -- stamping experience not a prerequisite to joining the fun!
Stampin Up news:
  • A new limited-time offer from Stampin Up: you can purchase the exclusive Sent with Love Stamp Set or Sent with Love Designer Series Paper-or bundle them for a special 20 percent discount! Use the Sent with Love product suite to make an array of travel-themed projects. This offer is available until April 30th.
  • Looking for quick papercrafting projects that can be completed in 30 minutes or less, won't leave you with a crafting aftermath mess, and takes up no precious real estate in your home? Then check out Stampin Up's monthly MyPaperPumpkin crafting subscription. You'll get fabulous projects delivered each month right to your door with everything you need to create the monthly project--it's prepped and ready to go, all you will need is your own adhesive. Learn more at www.mypaperpumpkin.com
  • Stampin Up is celebrating it's 25th anniversary this year and they will be celebrating all year. Each month they will introduce another "best of" stamp set containing 6 or so retired stamps from the past 25 years plus a new stamp. These sets will sell for $14.95 and be available until March 2014. Buy 6 "best of" sets during the year and you can select any $14.95 or less stamp set for FREE! Check out the January and Febuary sets here. I hear they have more cool stuff planned for their anniversary--and I'll be sure to share it with you!
  • Stampin Up is sharing really awesome creative ideas on their new inspire blog -- check it out, many wonderful ideas posted almost daily.
  • Sale-a-bration (SAB) started on January 22nd....it's a great time to get FREE stuff; for every $50 you spend (before shipping and tax) you get to pick a FREE item from the SAB flyer. SAB is a great time to host a stamping party with lots of FREE stuff for you and your pals. Call today to book your party. Every hostess of a $150 show gets a FREE pack of silver glimmer paper!

If you do not have a local demonstrator, I would love to have you select me for your Stampin Up demonstrator (& creative coach). Thanks!


Sunday, February 3, 2013

Super Bowl Champs!

My home team won the Super Bowl!
Joe Flacco, Super Bowl MVP

Ravens win it 34-31....and another nail-biter game to boot! Awesome game!!!

Epiphany Tea

Hi friends!

I am fortunate to be included in a group of women who get together for tea whenever one or two or three of them decide to throw a tea party. The most recent one was a Epiphany tea held at my friend (& upline) Susan's house. Besides Epiphany, it happened to be Chris's birthday a few days before the tea, so we added a birthday celebration to the festivities.

I like to make small gifts for my tea friends. This tea gave me a chance to make a project I had seen on my friend Tangee's website (KricutKrazy). The project involves wrapping Hershey's chocolate nuggets with designer series paper (DSP); the nuggets fit perfectly in pretzel rod bags. Wondering how they turned out? Well wonder no more....

I used the Snow Festival DSP from the 2012 Stampin Up Holiday catalog. These are very easy to make. Cut the DSP to 1"x3", for the tray cut a piece of coordinating cardstock 2"x4" and make a 1/4" score along both long sides. Place the covered nuggets on the tray and then into a pretzel rod bag. It's that easy!

Some of our tea pals couldn't make it---some were out of town, ill, or at the Ravens football game (watching them win--Go Ravens!). I captured the day with a few pictures and wished I taken more--- like of the birthday pennant banner Susan made for Chris and a holiday door swag Susan also made. Sometimes I am so lame!!!!
Our tea hostess---Susan

A beautifully festive tea table

My tea place setting---Susan really out did herself!
We each chose a tea cup -- I love the pink flowers on mine

scones with cream

Roasted cauliflower soup -- I brought this to share

The savory course


More desserts---these were THE best cupcakes!

My tea friends Barb, Donna, and Susan

The birthday girl--Chris

Stamping is fun---and so are tea parties with friends!!


Friday, February 1, 2013

Creative Coaching -- an example

Hey friends!

One of the services I am happy to provide to my customers is creative coaching. This service worked really well for my customer Gail (who also happens to be my awesome step-mom). Gail likes to bless her family, friends, and her church family with hand-stamped cards wishing them a happy birthday.

She asked me to design several birthday card samples using several retired Stampin Up stamp sets that were gathering dust in her craft room. The sets she sought help with were:
  1. Echoes of Kindness
  2. Botanical Blooms
  3. Polka Dot Punches
  4. Never Ending Joy
  5. Sweet Stems
  6. Up in the Air
  7. Vintage Vogue
I did some searches on Pinterest and Splitcoaststamper.com and copied several designs; I made the 13 sample cards below. I tried to tailor the samples to cardstock and ink she had on hand but also made them in other color combos so she had options. She then purchased the supplies to make the samples she liked the most.

If you do not have a local demonstrator, I would love to have you select me for your Stampin Up demonstrator (& creative coach). Thanks!

Stamping is fun!


Sweet Stems
Sweet Stems

Sweet Stems

Echoes of Kindness
Echoes of Kindness
Never Ending Joy
Never Ending Jot

Vintage Vogue
One of Gail's favorite designs; my upline copied this design and I copied hers!

Up in the Air
Up in the Air

Up in the Air

Polka Dot Punches
Polka Dot Punches sample in Not Quite Navy and Cherry Cobbler

Polka Dot Punches sample in shades of pink with Blossom punch

Polka Dot Punches

Botanical Blooms

Botanical Blooms in Cherry Cobbler

Botanical Blooms sample in Pacific Point and spritzed with shimmer paint

Botanical Blooms in Pretty in Pink with Crumb Cake