Archive for October, 2010

Oct 26 2010

Painting with embossing technique

One of my most popular event is my Annual Riverfront Stampin Retreat that I do every June-July.  Since it's such a special event, I have decided to create twice a year!  Oh yes, on November 20th you will have the opportunity to come to my home to make and learn 20 NEW techniques at my Semi-Annual Riverfrontstampin technique retreat.  For more details view here.  Note:  if there is more than 20 people, location will change. RSVP now to save your spot with paypal link!  There will also be a 12×12 scrapbooking, full card  & 6×6 recipe swap, theme is Christmas and The Holidays!

This past Sunday I was a speaker at Sherida's team meeting ( a fellow demonstrator).  What I love about "get togethers" with other demonstrators is that you always learn something new.  I was privileged to make 3 wonderful make and takes.  One of them was this awesome technique that I haven't done before, it's simple and yet so beautiful.  I hope the image is clear to you, if not you need to try this at home and please forward me your card and comments.

Technique of the week:  Painting with embossing technique

Embossed Painting is a technique that allows you to combine 3 or more of your favorite colors in one embossed image.

1.  First put your 3 colors of embossing powder in 3 separate small containers. 

2.  Run embossing buddy on the cardstock you are going to stamp

3.  Stamp an image on cardstock using VersaMark Ink pad.

4.  Sprinkle each color of emboss powder over the image, one at a time.

5.  Add a little sampler of each of the embossing powder in different containers.

6.  Start with the color you want to show most and sprinkle. Cover only a small part of the image with your first color then move on to the next color until the entire image is colored!

7.  Heat set!

Voila! an elegant card, imagine this technique to create masculine cards!  I am always trying to find cool techniques for masculine cards.  I will sure try this one out!

Products used for this card:

Stamp set:   Sanded #109294(w),Many Merry Messages #116586 ou en français, Nombreux Joyeux messages #107714, Lovely As a Tree # 115026

Cardstock:  Crumb cake #120953, Basic Black # 121045, and Brushed Gold #102935

Ink:  Versamark ink pad  #102283

Accessories: Embossing buddy # 103083, Heat tool #100005, Embossing powder:  gold #109129, silver #109131 and black #109133, Basic Black satin ribbon #117285, gold brads #104337

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Oct 22 2010

My version of Candy & Holly

Published by under 3D,bigshot,Fabric,Stampin' Up!

Shelli Gardner of stampin'up! posted on her blog a challenge about fabric because she had received a package from Karen Bernhardt, a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator, with two darling homemade bears made from our designer fabric.  Her assistant dubbed them Candy and Holly, after stampin'up's fabrics, which are named Candy Cane Christmas and Deck the Halls.

It was at about that time that I had seen fabric owls and vowed to myself that I would create them.  Owls are so in right now.  You can find them as candles, candle holders, decorations and on clothes.  The ones I made are suppose to be ornaments or stuff animals.  Instead, I decided to stuff the little ones with lavender for my daughters when they go to sleep at night.  Jordan has been asking about a dream catcher.  Well this is my su version of a dream catcher!  The bigger ones, I will probably stuff some with grains to create heat bags you warm up in the microwave for sore tummies.  (of course I would remove the buttons).  So here are my own version of Candy & Holly and their little ones! 

Holly & baby

Candy & baby

Merci Lysanne pour ton temps précieux!

Products used:

Accessories: Candy Cane Big designer buttons #121718, Deck the halls big designer buttons #121002, Regals designer buttons #119744

Big shot items:  Big shot die cut machine #113439, Bigz XL die Tasteful trim #120893, Extended cutting pads #113478

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Oct 20 2010

Welcome baby!

Published by under baby,Technique Tuesday

Well better late than never!  I wanted to share again this great technique to punch a perfect square.  Here is a great sample of a baby card.  This is a sweet color combo:  blush bride, very vanilla and crumb cake.

Cutting perfect square borders

Step 1 Cut a piece of card stock at 3 13/16 on all 4 sides. 

Step 2  Punch with corner punch in all 4 corners. 

Step 3  Use matching border punch, center and punch all sides.

  I love the layout I think I should make a boy version too!

I am so excited to share with you super awesome deals.  Do you need help creating your hand made gifts for family, friends, teachers…?  Stampin'Up!  great deals are here for you!  From October 19th, today to December 16th you can choose any of these Holiday bundles at 20% off.

THE BUNDLE SALE AT A GLANCE

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Vintage Christmas Bundle #124067 wood $29.96
Vintage Christmas Bundle #124068 clear $24.36

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Contempo Christmas Card Bundle #124071 wood $25.96
Contempo Christmas Card Bundle #124072 clear $21.96
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Tags Til Christmas Bundle #124077 wood $49.52
Tags Til Christmas Bundle #124078 clear $41.52
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Gift Packaging Bundle #124083 wood $31.92
Gift Packaging Bundle #124084 clear $24.72

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Simply Adorned Gift Bundle #124076 $52.32


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Frame Gift Bundle #124075 $23.12

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Oct 18 2010

I’m on fire creating like I never have

I am so sorry for not posting as often.  But when I don't post it's not that I have lost interest in creating.  It's total opposite, it's because I am busy, crazy busy with workshops and more.   It's sad, but when I get busy the first thing that I stop doing is posting on my blog.  So thanks for all the emails inquiring if I was ok.  I am and have a fabulous Fall schedule just for you!  The Holiday season is just around the corner. There is still time to schedule your holiday stampin'party with me, so contact me, I have a few dates available. Tonight I will post twice.  Here is the box we created at one of my workshops.  We also added 4 cards for the inside which I will share with you later tonight, as soon as I come home from my daughter's skating practice. I am having trouble adapting to the cold weather and cold arenas! 

I used mainly products from the Holiday mini!  I am loving those bite size pizza boxes!  love love love !  thanks Jo-Ann for introducing me to this design.

Products used:

Stamp set:  Christmas Collage #121279(w) Welcome Christmas #118736(w), #120597(c),disponible en français, Vive Noel #120717(w)#120369(c)

Cardstock:  Crumb cake #120953, Early Espresso # 119686, and Cherry Cobbler #119685, Deck the halls designer paper #120810

Classic Ink:  Early Espresso #119670

Accessories: 1/2" Cherry cobbler Seam binding #120992, Basic Pearls #119247, Petal Card Extra-Large Double Punch #119273, Extra-Large decorative label punch # 120907, Champagne Mist shimmer paint #116806, and Glimmer brads in basic colors (love my bronze brad)

Big shot items:  Big shot die cut machine #113439, Elegant lines embossing folders #119277

Don't forget to shop on my clearance rack, the blitz clearance rack sale is finishing today:(

Also the starter kit with bonus tote is finishing today, you don't want to miss out on this great deal:)

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Oct 08 2010

Mega Sale – Vente! Clearance Rack BLITZ: up to 80% off!

Never before sale, Check it out! 

Du jamais vue, ventes extraordinaires!

As you know, the Clearance Rack has been operational for over a year now, and demonstrators and customers alike are finding it a great place to discover discontinued Stampin’ Up! merchandise for fantastic prices. Now, from October 5–18, Stampin' Up! has added over two hundred more discontinued items–some at up to 80 percent off–to help make room in the Distribution Center for new products!

Things to know about the Clearance Rack Blitz:

  • Orders for Clearance Rack items can be placed through the Online Store only or if you are from Quebec email me & I will place your order.
  • Qualifying orders are eligible for hostess benefits/Stampin’ Rewards. Get some friends together and put together an order of $200 or more and you'll receive FREE STUFF.
  • While the Blitz last from October 5–18, some items, depending on availability, may be made available in the Clearance Rack in the future.
  • All discontinued items are available only while supplies last.
  • All sales of discontinued items are final.

Come see all the new items in the Clearance Rack:

1.  Click HERE

2.  Click on the SHOP NOW BUTTON on the upper right

3.  Click on CLEARANCE Rack

These are all discontinued items and are only available in the Online Store!

For instance, this pop up 3D box die was $53.95 & now it is on sale for only $19.89!

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Oct 06 2010

Wowser pizza box and swap

Like I said to you on Monday, I truly cherish the friendships since I started as a demonstrator.  One of my favorite friend demonstrator is Jo-Ann Pullen.  She is very caring & talented.  I love it when we meet at events.  As I said, she is such a sweet heart that she made 40 wowser pizza boxes for all of us at my creative escape weekend retreat at Le Viceroy, Lac Simon, Quebec.  Yes it takes patience.  Not only did she create these boxes but she also made treats for inside.  Unfortunately, I am unable to show you the treat since I ate it.  Oh! yes, I ate so many goodies during the weekend that I am on sugar withdrawal!

Isn't her pizza box more than gorgeous?  You can view Jo Ann's blog for details.  Thank you Jo Ann you have inspired me to create my card for my next swap!

My card has a vintage feel, which I love!  This color combo is one of my favorite!  Making 30 of these!  I also added Shimmer Magic:  Champagne shimmer paint mixed with rubbing alcohol.  You cannot see it here but it is so sparkling on the early espresso cardstock.


Notably Ornate #117098
Price: $29.95

Products used for these tags:

Stamp set:  Notably Ornate #117098(w) #120561(c), disponible en français Déco Noble#120708(w)#120363(c), Welcome Christmas #118736(w), #120597(c),disponible en français, Vive Noel #120717(w)#120369(c)

Cardstock:  Crumb cake #120953, Very Vanilla #101650, Early Espresso # 119686, Deck the halls designer paper #120810

Classic Ink:  Early Espresso #119670

Accessories:  Chantilly 1/2" crochet trim #118480, 1 1/4" Early Espresso Striped Grosgrain Ribbon #119961, Basic Pearls #119247, Petal Card Extra-Large Double Punch #119273, Champagne Mist shimmer paint #116806

Big shot items:  Big shot die cut machine #113439, Northern frost Decorative Strip #120901, Elegant lines embossing folders #119277

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Oct 04 2010

Happy October!

Well we are already in October!  This past weekend, I held my first weekend retreat- Creative Escape Weekend Retreat.  Marlayne and I hosted for a bunch of fabulous ladies.  The best part for me about being a demonstrator is to create (we all have creation deep in ourselves)  but some of us just don't know it, giving to others and spoiling them too & most of all, the friendships…  Well this weekend was all about that, a mini founder's circle for our customers, demonstrators & friends.  I took so many pictures and will share a few highlights.  But the first thing I wanted to share was my Fabric Journal Class.  Here is a sneak peek!  You will get more pictures this week.  I am so not a sewer but after attending convention and listening to Shelli & Sara's presentation on fabric, I realized, I do not need to be a sewer to use Stampin up's amazing fabric.

Here is the fabric Christmas Organizer that I created.

I actually have two:  This is "the Shelli"  version since Shelli presented Deck the halls fabric at convention. 

The other one is "the Sara" version which I will show you soon, it is made using the Candy Cane Christmas fabric.

This month:  With a 50$ online order in October with me only, you get this adorable class for FREE from me.  Yes that is written instructions and video of the Christmas organizer.  What a great gift to give to that special someone, you can add your favorite recipes,  family wish list etc. 

If you missed our retreat & want to come to my next class on October 28th.  We will be making these journals in Stampin up Fabric of your choice ( Deck the halls #121716) or (Candy Cane Christmas #121715)

Happy stamping!

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Look at Sara's video to get inspired:

 

Here are a few pics from the weekend

Outside spa

Swapping

Pj contest, Michelle and Manon are part of my team, cupcake cuties.  Michelle made her pj, I love it & it was my favorite.  Love these girls!

Delicious Food, Mmmm!

Classes, and much much more…

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