Saturday, July 30, 2011

Easy Events Thank you!

Good morning, well I was just to tired last night after our final evening of Vacation Bible School to post so I will share with you today a new card I made from the Easy Events Stamp Set. Yes, I really do like this set. I wondered when I first ordered it but I knew I needed a set that would work for multiple occassions and this one fits the bill. It is also one of the sets that is in the Special $99 Starter Kit that ends tomorrow. Getting your Starter Kit is as easy as going online. No paperwork to fill out or mail in and once you have signed up online your kit will soon be on its way to your doorstep. Now back to the card. The base is Peach Parfait and it is texturized with the Elegant Bouquet Textured Impressions Embossing Folder and the Big Shot. I used just a little bit of the Just Add Cake Designer Series Paper. The flowers are stamped with the Basic Gray Classic Stampin' Pad on Whisper White Card Stock that we cut out with the Circle #2 Originals Dies and the Big Shot. To make the flowers So Saffron in color I stamped the flowers again on So Saffron Card Stock then cut them out with the Paper Snips and to add just a bit of dimension and shine a covered them with Crystal Effects after I added them to the card. The Circle is added to a 2 3/8" Scallop Circle Punch that in made from Marina Mist Card Stock. Other than waiting for the Crystal Effects to dry this is a pretty quick card and is one that I could easy show you at a workshop. Do you need a night out with the friends? If so then give me a call and we can set up a party just for you. Thanks for stopping by today, I have a long to do this so I had better run. I hope you stop by again, Tonya

Friday, July 29, 2011

Join in July for Just $99 and Get a FREE Project Kit

I mentioned yesterday the Christmas Box that you can receive free if you sign up this month to become a demonstrator. Well, Shelli (aka the cofounder of Stampin'Up!) posted this video of the box and the other supplies you receive in the Special $99 Starter Kit. I just had to share with you. One of the highlights of my first Stampin'Up! event which was Regionals was to meet Shelli and get my picture taken with her. She is such a wonderfully sweet person and I always look forward to the chance to see her whenever I am at a Stampin'UP! event. If you join the Stampin'Up! family you could meet Shelli next year at Convention. Give me a call and we can talk about what a great opportunity the Special $99 Starter Kit is. Sign up is easy and you can do it online in no time at all. Have a great day and I will be posting a card later this evening. Thanks, Tonya

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Christmas Box

How would you like to get the supplies to make this beautiful box? What if I told you that you could get the supplies for free? Are you interested? Well, it is available for free but you only have until July 31st to get it. Stampin'Up! is running a great special right now that includes two stamp sets, four classic stamp pads, 1 assorted package of 8 1/2"x 11" Card Stock, 1 package of Designer Series Paper, 1 Roll of 1/2" Scallop Dots Ribbon, 20 Note Cards, Clear Mount Block C, 1 Blender Pen and a SNAIL Adhesive for only $99 this price also includes business supplies to help you start your own business. Not interested in starting a Stampin'UP! business that's okay we can work something out with the supplies. The best part is not only do you get all the wonderful Stampin'Up! products, which includes the Christmas Project shown above but you will also receive the Stampin' Success Magazine each month, have access to Stampin' Connections (which is a wonderful online site where demonstrators share their ideas), receive 30% commission on your first order if placed within 45 days, and you have until January 2012 to decide if you want to continue as a demonstrator or just drop nothing else to do and you get to keep all the supplies. In addition I will help you host your first workshop, by planning the projects, presenting and you get all the orders. Whether you have been a demonstrator before or just joining for the first time this offer is open to you.

My goal is to add at least one new downline this month and I would love it if you would help me meet this goal. Call or email me if you have any questions. I am so happy I made the decision to sign up and I was only doing it for the discount and almost 7 years later I am still loving the discount but more than that I love all the new people that Stampin'Up! has allowed me to meet and become friends with. Thanks for stopping by and I hope to talk to you soon, Tonya

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Yet another Quilted Bag

Good afternoon, I seem to be in a stamping slump right now. I guess because I don't have a upcoming project that I need my MOJO has taken a few days off and instead of show you the last Christmas card I thought I would share with you another Teacher's bag that I made in May. I really like the prints I used in this bag and should go back and see if they have any more. I am in the mood to sew so maybe I should just switch for a day or two. This bag uses the Scallop Square Clear Die which allows me to cut out several layers at one time and makes getting to the sewing stage so much faster. Would you like to see how the Big shot works with fabric, metal or cork? Give me a call and we can schedule a private demonstration. Enjoy your day and thanks for stopping by, Tonya

Monday, July 25, 2011

Easy Christmas!

Hello and good afternoon! I hope you had a great weekend, I enjoyed ours quite a bit and had a great time at Friday's Christmas in July Class. Today's card is another card from the class and is made with the Easy Events Stamp Set which is new and included in the $99 Starter Kit that is only available until the end of the month. The other supplies are Crumb Cake Card Stock, Real Red Card Stock, Certainly Celery Designer Series Paper, Whisper White Card Stock, Whisper White Taffeta Ribbon, Basic Gray Classic Ink Pad, Real Red and Certainly Celery Stampin' Write Markers, Scallop Trim Corner Punch, Big Shot and the Perfect Polka Dots Textured Impressions Embossing Folder.

If you couldn't make it to Friday's class don't worry I will be doing another Christmas class in the future so watch for dates on my calendar.

I am going to try and stamp today for a little while not sure how much I will get done but I do still have a few cards to share with you even if I don't get a project done. ;) Thanks for stopping by and have a great day, Tonya

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Pennant Parade Christmas

Good afternoon, this week is flying by and I have a lot on my to do list so I am going to keep this short. Today's card is such a fun and easy one to make and we will be making it tomorrow night at my Christmas In July Card Class. I haven't started cutting yet so if you let me know by tonight I can still add you to the class. The base is Wild Wasabi and the other colors I used were Poppy Parade and Early Espresso. The stamp set is Pennant Parade which is included in the July $99 Special Kit. Contact me if you would like to purchase your kit and get all the wonderful supplies that go with it. Plus I have lots of ideas for the stamp sets that are in the kit that will get you off and stamping. I used Stampin Write Markers for the tree bases and then used the Classic Ink pad to stamp the tree and punch them out with the new Petite Pennants Builder Punch. I also used the cut little Jewelry Tag punch for the merry that is hanging from the Early Espresso Bakers Twine. For Big Shot items I used the Perfect Polka Dots Textured Impressions Folder and the Scallop Square Duo. This is another card that would be great to mass produce even if you didn't have the Big Shot as the Poppy Parade Card Stock could be left square and not scalloped and the card would be just as cute. Thanks for stopping and let me know if you would like to purchase the supplies to make this card or any of my cards. Have a great day, Tonya

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Christmas in July

Good morning, I know that across much of the country there is a heat wave and we too are affected by it here in the Midwest but I am holding my Christmas in July Card Class this Friday and maybe the thought of Christmas will help cool us off. Today is the final day to let me know if you are attending or not. You can email or even leave me a message here if you would like to attend. This card is a case from the Catalog except the sample in the catalog is a framed art piece and I wanted a simple card. There is only one stamp set used and the supplies are pretty simple too. You will need the Something for Christmas Stamp, Marina Mist, Whisper White and Early Espresso Card Stock, Riding Hood Red Taffeta Ribbon, Early Espresso, Riding Hood Red, Old Olive and Marina Mist Stampin Write Markers, Vintage Wallpaper Textured Impressions Embossing Folder and the Big Shot. The Stamp is in the Ala Carte section and is only $9.95. Each person will make 3 of this card and 3 of the other 3 designs for a total of 12 cards. The cost is only $15 with envelopes including in the cost.
I will share another card tomorrow but until then have a great day and try and stay cool. Maybe just stay inside and stamp. ;) Thanks for stopping by today, Tonya

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Workshop Happiness Always

Good morning! I already posted about the new digital downloads that are available today so if you would like to see those please scroll down. Today's card is one that we did at my workshop Friday. I wanted to use the Fifth Avenue Floral set but wanted to keep the technique simple since it was a workshop. The layout is similar to another card which I will share later with you. The supplies we used are Bravo Burgandy, Card Stock and Classic Ink Pad, Pretty in Pink 5/8" Satin Ribbon, Pink Pirouette Card Stock and Classic Ink Pad, Basic Gray Classic Ink Pad, Saraha Sand Card Stock and Very Vanilla Card Stock. We used the Happy Greetings Stamp Set and the Scallop Trim Border Punch. This card makes a really quick and easy wedding card and can be changed to match the colors of any wedding.

Today is a creating day for me so I had better get busy and start stamping. I have at least four projects that I want to complete and then of course share with you. :) Thanks for stopping by today and as always let me know if I can be of any help. Tonya

July 19 Digital Downloads

Tuesday Digital Downloads are here and this week there are is fun new Designer Series Paper and Scallop Dotted Ribbon too! To check them out head over here and then let me know if you have any questions. Thanks, Tonya

Monday, July 18, 2011

Workshop Card and a Great Deal!

Good morning, Wow what a weekend! It was a lot of fun and I am ready to tackle the week ahead. I have a great deal for you today and a fun card we did at a workshop I had on Friday night. Thanks Carla and family for hosting and for such a fun evening. :) First for the card it uses a new stamp set and new Designer Series Paper. The Stamp set is Easy Events and covers so many events in your life. Like Birthdays, Christmas, Weddings, new Babies and more. This is a great starter set for someone that is new to stamping. The Designer Series Paper is Just Add Cake and has so many fun colors that sometimes it is hard to pick which ones to use. I used Blushing Bride, Baja Breeze, Early Espresso and Poppy Parade. The image was stamped with Basic Gray so the image could be watercolored. This gave everyone the chance to try out the Aquapainter and the Blender Pens. We also added Dazzling Diamonds with 2 Way Glue. See the cute scallop border below the designer paper? That was created by punching out 3/4" Circle and mounting them behind the paper. Love the look and it was so simple to create. A little 1/8" Early Espresso Taffeta Ribbon was added to just below the image and it was added to the card with Stampin' Dimensionals.

Now for the great deal. This stamp set and Designer Series Paper are all part of our Limited Time $99 Starter Kit. This kit is only available in July and contains over $185 worth of supplies. Now some of you might be wanting to earn extra income or just want a discount on our great products but did you know that you can get the kit and not purchase another item, but if you would like to make this a business then I have an extra offer for you. When you get your kit through me and join my team of demonstrators I will help you with your first workshop or open house. If you are local I will attend your event and help you with your presentation and display. If you are out of town then I will help you with project ideas to help you get started. I would really love to add you to my team so please give me a call to find out more and signing up is easy and can all be done online. Even if you aren't in the area I can still help you start your business. Well, I am off to meet my friend Sarah and hear all about Convention and get my goodies from her. So I will have news to share with you later. Thanks for stopping by and have a great day, Tonya

Saturday, July 16, 2011

Elegant Always

Good evening, I wanted to share with you the other club card we made this week. It features a new technique called Wet Stamping. It uses Watercolor Paper, Aquapainter and it really fun and quite easy to do. First you need to wet your Watercolor Paper with the Aquapainter until the paper is damp but not to wet. Then stamp with a light color that has a complimentary color such as Blushing Bride and Perfect Plum Classic Ink such as in this card. You will notice that the lighter color will bleed after you stamp it that is normal and what you will want it to do. Set the watercolor paper aside to dry and continue with the rest of the card which include Elegant Eggplant Card Stock, Regal Rose Card Stock, Perfect Plum Card Stock and Very Vanilla Card Stock. The Big Shot was used to add texture with the help of the Square Lattice Textured Impressions Folder. The stamp sets are Fifth Avenue Floral and Happy Greetings which is from the Summer Mini. The Happiness Always is stamped with Basic Gray Classic Ink and then punched out with the Wide Oval Punch it was mounted on the Decorative Label Punch. To accent the bottom of the card we added a strip of Regal Rose Card Stock that was punched out with the Lace Ribbon Punch. After your watercolor paper has dried you will need the Stamp-a-ma-jig and a darker color such as Elegant Eggplant and Regal Rose. You will use the Stamp-a-ma-jig to line up the flower stamps again and stamp with over the lighter color with the darker color. This helps give you a bolder more defined look over each image. If you have any questions please let me know and I will do a picture or video tutorial.
Well, I am off I have my nephew and nieces over and we are watching a movie. Thanks for stopping by and I will see you again on Monday. Tonya

Friday, July 15, 2011

2011-2012 In Color Bundle

Good afternoon, I am busy preparing and packing for a workshop tonight which means new cards to share with you but in the mean time I wanted to share the In Color Bundle with you that I am offering for this catalog period. It includes the following:

Stampin' Write Markers

Classic Ink Refill in Pool Party, Lucky Lmieade, Wisteria Wonder, Island Indigo, Calypso Coral

Card Stock 8 1/2 x 11 in all the above colors

Ruffled 3/8" Ribbon in the same colors

Classic Ink Pads in all the colors

An Assortment of 8 1/2 x 11" Card Stock

Purchase all of these and I will add the fun new Polka Dot Brads in the same colors for free. Contact me to place your order. I will post a card either later tonight or tomorrow so until then have a great day and thanks for stopping by, Tonya

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Pennant Parade

Good morning, sorry for not posting last night I had every intention of doing so after club but I some how got busy doing other things and forgot. Today's card is one that we made at club this week and uses a fun new stamp set that I recommend everyone should get ;) and of course you need to coordinating punch. This card is pretty simple to make and would be a fun one to make in lots of different colors just to have on hand for those birthday's that pop up and you forgot a card. For this card we used Crumb Cake Card Stock for the base and Baja Breeze, Rich Razzleberry, and Island Indigo which is one of the new In Colors for 2011-2012. Isn't it pretty. I love the new ruffled ribbon in Island Indigo and need to figure out a project just for the ribbon. So the other supplies are Perfect Polka Dots Textured Impressions Embossing Folder, Big Shot, Whisper White Baker's Twine, 1" Circle Punch, 3/4" Circle Punch, 1/2" Circle Punch, Petite Pennants Builder Punch, 1/16" Circle Punch, Versamark, Classic Ink Pads in the three colors and the Pennant Parade Stamp Set. Oh, I almost forgot that I added Rhinestones to the center of the circles too, just for a little bling. We will be using this stamp set at my upcoming Christmas In July Class which is next Friday. Pennant Parade is such a verstile stamp set take a look and then give me a call or order your set today.

Thanks for stopping by and please let me know if I can help you with any of your Stampin'UP! questions. Tonya

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Wedding Favor!

Good evening, what a fun evening tonight at Stamp Club! Love getting together to stamp and chat with everyone. Tomorrow night is another fun Stamp Club night, so more fun with the ladies. Tonight I am going to share a wedding favor that I recently made for a sample for a upcoming wedding. We aren't going with this idea so I thought I would share it with you now. The colors are Elegant Eggplant, Perfect Plum, Whisper White and Basic Black. The other supplies are the Matchbox Bigx XL Die, Elegant Lines Textured Impressions Embossing Folder, Scallop Oval Punch, Large Oval Punch, Boho Blossoms Punch, 5-Petal Punch, Doily Triple Layer Punch, Blossom Bouquet Triple Layer Punch, Oval All Stamp Set, Clear Rhinestone Brads, and Frost White Shimmer Paint. I love the Shimmer Paint, add just a bit to Rubbing Alcohol in a Spray Bottle and you have a great way to add shimmer and shine to any project. You can really see it on this one and it really adds a touch of elegance to any project. Well, I am off I hear my stamps calling my name and I get some new items tomorrow. I can't wait to play with them. :) Thanks for stopping by and as always let me know if I can help you in any way. Tonya

July 12 Digital Downloads

Good morning! I am busy creating new projects today so this won't be a long post but I did want to share with you the new digital downloads that are available to purchase starting today. Would you like to know more about My Digital Studio? Give me a call and we can talk about all it has to offer. I will be back later today with a new project, possibly one of our Stamp Club projects or maybe a 3D. I have several to share. Enjoy your day and thanks for stopping by, Tonya

Monday, July 11, 2011

Technique Swap-Faux Mother of Pearl

Sorry for the lack of posts but I have been busy making cards for a technique swap at Convention. I am not going this year but my friend Sarah is and she is taking the swaps for me so I have new ideas to share with you. This is one of the cards that I made for the Faux Mother of Pearl Swap. The supplies I am using are Calypso Coral Card Stock, Glossy White Card Stock, Basic Black Card Stock, Top Note Bigz Die, Square Lattice Textured Impressions Embossing Folders, Frost White Shimmer Paint, Jet Black Stazon, Calypso Coral Classic Ink, Always Artichoke Classic Ink, So Saffron Classic Ink, Large Oval Punch, Scallop Oval Punch, Clear Rhinestone Brads, 5/8" Whisper White Organza Ribbon , and Aquapainter. I am going to keep this post short as I have Stamp Club projects to cut and more projects on my list to design. Thanks for stopping by and have a great day, Tonya

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Turtle Time

Good evening! When I was working on the Baby Shower Invites that I showed you last week I decided to case a layout from the 2010-2011 Catalog and make another card with the cute little turtle. I started with a base of Pear Pizzazz and added some Perfect Polka Dot Texture with the Big Shot. I then added some Early Espresso, Soft Suede, Bashful Blue Patterns Designer Series Paper and Old Olive Card Stock in strips to the center of the card. I stamed the turtle from Fox and Friends using Old Olive and Early Espresso Stampin' Write Markers to ink him up. I colored a few of his spots with the So Saffron and Bashful Blue Stampin' Write Marker before I punched it out with the Wide Oval Punch. I added the oval to the center of the strips and it makes a nice focal point. I added a sentiment (which is now retired) to the bottom by stamping it on Pear Pizzazz Card Stock and then punching it out with the Word Window Punch. All ready to send to a new baby or add to a shower gift.
Today I have been busy working on swap cards and have one more design to go before Monday, plus I have Christmas Card ideas floating around so I will have details soon on my Christmas In July Class. Thanks for stopping by, if you haven't all ready checked out my Product Shares please scroll down and take a look. Enjoy the rest of your day, Tonya

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Birthday Parade!

Good afternoon! Third post for the day and I have been stamping today. Nothing finished right now but hopefully by the time the day is done I will have at least one project done. Today's card is one of the ones we did at My New Catalog Open House and it features new Designer Series Paper and a new Punch which I am really enjoying!
The supplies for the card are:
Poppy Parade Card Stock, Early Espresso Card Stock, Wild Wasabi Card Stock, Whisper White Card Stock, Just Add Cake Designer Series Paper, Poppy Parade 1/2" Stitched-Poly Ribbon, Lace Ribbon Border Punch, 1 1/4" Circle Punch, 1 3/8" Circle Punch, Poppy Parade, Early Espresso and Wild Wasabi Stampin' Write Markers, Big Shot, Perfect Polka Dots Impression Embossing Folder, and the Pretty Postage Stamp Set. All supplies can be purchased online or by giving me a call to place your order.
Thanks for stopping by yet again tonight. Please let me know if you have any questions or would like to purchase one of the product shares. Tonya

Product Shares!

I love the start of the new catalog with all the new items that are available to purchase but to purchase them all can get costly and I have little patience to wait for the next month. :) Probably why I became a Demonstrator. With that in mind I started doing product shares. These allow you to sample all the new products with out breaking the bank. This year I am offering several options which include.
Designer Series Paper Share: This share includes the Designer Series Papers on pages 184-185, and 186 with the exception of the Pattern Designer Series Paper Stack which are a carryover from last year. There are 78 6" x 6" sheets of Designer Series Paper for the cost of $20. This price does not include shipping if you are not a local customer but I will ship the cheapest option and will let you know the cost before I ship.
Ribbon Shares:
1/2" Scallop Dots Ribbon Share includes 1 yard of each of 10 colors for only $8.25.
3/8" Ruffled Ribbon includes 1 yard of all 5 colors for $5.75
Taffeta Ribbon Share which includes both the new 1/8" Taffeta Ribbon and the new 3/8" Taffeta Ribbon colors. 9 new ribbon colors 1 yard of each for only $7.00
Grosgrain Ribbon Share: Includes the new 1 1/4" Striped Grosgrain Ribbon and the new 1/4" Grosgrain Ribbon Colors. There are 11 new colors, 1 yard of each for $9.70
Denim and Satin Ribbon Share: It includes 1 yard of the new Denim Jean Ribbons and 1 yard of the 3 new Satin ribbons for only $3.70
If you would like to get all the new ribbons which is 40 yards of ribbon the cost is only $30. I will order the shares as they fill so please let me know if you are interested. Just like the Designer Series Paper Share I will let you know a shipping cost prior to your order being placed if you are not a local customer.
Thank and stop by later today when I will have a new card to share with you. Thanks and have a great day, Tonya

July 5th Digital Downloads

Good morning! I hope you enjoyed a safe and wonderful 4th of July. We had a great weekend with our celebration being on Sunday so yesterday was a relaxing day at home. I will have multiple posts today as I have lots to share but first I wanted share the new Digital Downloads that are available to purchase starting today. To check them out you can head over to here. Also for those of you that have My Digital Studio, there is a new upload available for free that updates. You can check out the updates and more info on My Digital Studio at this site is available for both Demonstrators and Customers. There are lots of great ideas and tips on the site and it is free to signup. Thanks and be sure and check my upcoming posts which will include a new card and all my product share info. Tonya

Saturday, July 2, 2011

$99 Starter Kit

How you would like to receive the materials to make this beautiful Christmas Keepsake Box, well you can when you sign up this month to become a Demonstrator with our $99 Special Starter Kit. This special is available through the month of July and those of you that were once demonstrators wouldn't you like to be part of the Stampin'UP! family again. As a demonstrator you receive 20% off all your Stampin'Up! orders, the Stampin' Success Magazine each month that is filled with so many great ideas, membership to Stampin' Connections which is a demonstrator website filled with support and even more ideas, attend Regional Events, Convention and of course the sneak peaks are just a few of the wonderful benefits. If you would like more information about becoming a demonstrator then let's get together and chat. You don't have to be in North West Missouri to be a member of my team with email and texting contact is not a problem.

The $99 Kit includes the following items recommend to get you started.

Easy Events Clear-Mount Set

Just Add Cake Designer Series Paper

Pennant Parade Wood-Mount Set

Chocolate Chip 1/2" Scallop Dots Ribbon

Basic Black Classic Stamp Pad

Note Cards (20)

Old Olive Classic Stamp Pad

Clear-Mount Block C

Pumpkin Pie Classic Stamp Pad

Blender Pen (1)

Real Red Classic Stamp Pad

SNAIL Adhesive

Brights 8 1/2x 11" Assorted Card Stock

Business Supplies

Friday, July 1, 2011

PaperCrafter Case!

Hello! Today is a BIG Day for Stampin'Up! and everyone that loves their products. Today is the first day of the new Catalog Sales Period. If you don't have a new catalog what are you waiting for give me a call and I will get you one ASAP. Today's card uses new products that are available starting today. I saw this layout in my resent PaperCrafters Magazine and since Stampin'Up! just released a new Pennant Punch and matching Stamp Set I just couldn't resist casing it. To make this card you will need to following supplies:

Pennant Parade Stamp Set (122740 Wood) (122742 Clear), Thank You Kindly (111700), Pool Party Card Stock (122924), Whisper White Card Stock (100730), Early Espresso Classic Ink Pad (119670), Calypso Coral Classic Ink Pad (122939), Basic Rhinestones Jewels (119246) Early Espresso/White Baker's Twine (123124), Petite Pennant Builder (122361), Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine (113439), Backgrounds 1 Texturz Plates (114512), Petal Cone Bigz L Die (121810).
I really like this layout and plan on making one of these cards for each of my customers that order from me this week. I will probably try other color combos but will stick with the new In Colors. I put a picture below of the card with the cover of my PaperCrafters magazine so that you can see the comparison.

I will be posting my Product Shares soon so please stop by again to see how you can get a wide variety of new ribbons, Designer Series Papers and the In Colors. Thanks for stopping by, Tonya