Monday, October 31, 2011

Big Shot Promotion Extended

Good morning, I have exciting news to share with you this morning. I had planned to tell you today was the last day to take advantage of the Free Big Shot Promotion but Stampin'UP! has decided to extend the promotion until November 11th. So if you would like to become a Stampin'Up! Demonstrator and either get a free Big Shot or $100 worth of free merchandise then please contact me and I will be happy to help you out. Courtney just joined the Stampin'Up! family and ordered her $100 worth of free merchandise. It is so easy to sign up online and you can even customize your kit. Have a great Halloween and I will post again later today.

Sunday, October 30, 2011

Buy Two Simple Sent Kits Get A Free Stamp

Hello, just wanted to remind you that tomorrow ends the Buy Two Simple Sent Kits- Get a Free Stamp Promotion. If you buy and two Simple Sent Kits found on page 192 or 193 you can pick one of the coordinating Stamps also on page 192 or 193 but remember the offer is only good until the end of October so time is almost over. Contact me soon if you need help placing your order as with tomorrow being Halloween I will be out with my little trick or treaters getting lots of goodies tomorrow night. You can also order online. Thanks for stopping by and have a safe and Happy Halloween!

Friday, October 28, 2011

Serene Greetings

Good morning, I had some time to not only stamp but post. Amazing isn't it! Today's card is one that we did last night at the YWCA's Ladies Night Out. I really enjoyed spending time with all the ladies that attended and teaching them about Stampin'Up! and how to make Christmas cards. There were probably 40 or more ladies there so it was a pretty big event. The card uses Marina Mist, Bashful Blue, Crumb Cake and Not Quite Navy. I really like the color combo and it is pretty quick to make. There are several punches including the Snowflake Punch, Scallop Oval Punch and the Scallop Trim Edge Punch. The ribbon is 1/4" Marina Mist Grosgrain Ribbon. If you would like to make this your Christmas Card give me a call and I will be more than happy to help you with your supply order. Going to keep the post short as it is a busy day at our house. The boys don't have school and Kaylee gets out early plus I have a Halloween costume to cut and sew. :) Have a great day and I will try to post over the weekend as I work on some projects. Thanks for stopping by, Tonya

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Time is Running Out!

I can't believe how quickly the month is flying by and the opportunity to get a free Big Shot is soon going to be gone. I would love to talk to you about the wonderful opportunity and all that Stampin'Up! has to offer you whether you want to earn and extra income or just get 20% off your own purchases. The kit is customizable so even if you have some of the supplies you can make changes on the stamp sets, ink pads or card stock. Email or call me if you have any questions or if you want to join my team of demonstrators before it is to late.

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Wedding Invites Anyone!

Good afternoon , I have been busy getting ready for a pasta dinner that we are hosting tomorrow night so not much stamping as been done this week but I haven't shared the Wedding Invites that I recently did for a Swap that I participated in. I love this color combo together. It is so pretty and yes there is shimmer on the front too. I had designed another invite similar to this for a special couple that will be getting married next month but this one is a little different and the best part about a swap I know have lots of samples to share with anyone that is planning a wedding. So whether you want to make your own or hire me to make them for you I can help you with all your wedding needs. Now back to the invite it is Very Vanilla, Early Espresso and Calypso Coral. It is a trfold and has an inside pocket for your RSVP Card and reception info. As for the other supplies, I used the Big Shot and the Elegant Lines Embossing Folder on the smaller panel and the inside pocket. I also used the Perfect Pennants Die for the belly band as well as the Scallop Trim Border Punch. The A is from the Lovely Letters Alphabet Set. Inside I added flowers by stamping the flowers from Vintage Vogue in Calypso Coral Classic Ink on Very Vanilla. Don't worry all the info inside is false as I only have one daughter. My kids thought it was funny that they have a fake sister getting married but I had to put something on the invite ;) If you would like to see more of the wedding invites give me a call and I will be happy to set up a time to meet with you. Until then I had better get back to cleaning and I hope to get my Halloween Decorations out today or tomorrow too. Have a great day and thanks for stopping by, Tonya

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Tuesday and My Digital Studio Time

Good morning it is Tuesday and there are new Digital Downloads for My Digital Studio. If you haven't tried out my Digital Studio what are you waiting for? It is such a fun program and makes Scrapbooking a breeze. To view today's downloads you can head over to here. I thought I would share a super quick page I completed with My Digital Studio in a matter of just minutes. I take a lot of pictures at my daughter's Cross Country Meets and not just of her but the whole team so I thought I would put together a page of just one race. This is the Varsity Girls race and with the predone layout I was able to just plug in pictures add a few background and mat colors and this page is finished. I could do one of these for every race that day and add a little journalling and be done or I could add ribbon, stamps and all the extras. I can even do a whole season in one book and have it professionally printed so that my daughter will have it to look back on years from now. Let me know if you have any questions or if I can help you with My Digital Studio in anyway. Well, that's it for today. Thanks for stopping by and have a great day, Tonya

Monday, October 17, 2011

Halloween Luminary

Hello and Happy Monday to you! I was going to share this Luminary with you last week but I had forgot to take a picture and just now got to it today. This is one of the projects we did at Patti's workshop over a week ago. Wow the week has flown by. To make this we used the Big Shot and the Fancy Favors Box and cut the box out of Elegant Eggplant 12x12 Card Stock. We then used the 2 1/2" Circle Punch to punch a hole of of the front and back. We used Jet Black Stazon to stamp the Spooky from the Wicked Cool Stamp Set on the Vellum and then sponged a moon on the Vellum using Peach Parfait and Pumpkin Pie Classic Inks. The Vellum was attached to the inside of the box with SNAIL and then we stamped the Bats also from the Wicked Cool Stamp Set across the front with Jet Black Stazon. I need to touch up a few of my bats with the Basic Black Stampin' Wirite Marker but I didn't have it with me at the time I made this sample. These luminaries are so quick and easy to make and would be beautiful for a wedding or other special event. Know remember it is important to use the battery operated tea lights in these so that they don't catch on fire. Let me know if you have any questions and I will be happy to answer them. Also you still have time to get the Big Shot free this month. Contact me to find out how. Thanks for stopping by and have a great day, Tonya

Friday, October 14, 2011

Dark & Dreary Treats

Good morning! It is Friday and we have a home football game tonight that my daughter and I will be there working the concession stand. It is going to be another busy day with lunch at school with two of my boys too. So last week at Patti's workshop we made these little treats for all the little ghouls in your life. They use the new Cellophane Bags that are 1"x 8" and we stamped Spiders with the Jet Black Stazon across the bags. The crow from the Dark & Dreary Stamp Set was stamped in Jet Black Stazon on Daffodil Delight Card Stock before it was punched out and added to a Basic Black Card Stock circle that was made with the Big Shot and the Circle #2 Die. The Happy Halloween is from Teeny Tiny Wishes and can you guess which ink I used to stamp it? Yep, Jet Black Stazon on Very Vanilla Card Stock. These are just a quick and easy treat. The cellophane bags will hold many different items including candy, pencils, and small toys. Well, it is time to make my third trip to school to take kids so I had better keep it short. Thanks for stopping by today and be sure and check out my calendar on my website as I have added classes and activities. Have a great weekend, Tonya

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Christmas Box

Good morning, I am so excited to announce that the Christmas Box that was a recruit promotion is now available to purchase. Several of you have got to see my Christmas Box whether is was at club or a workshop and I am going to offer you the chance to make your own. The kit does not include the Pines & Poinsettias Stamp Set or the adhesive but it does include all the other supplies plus the box. So on October 24 at 6:30 I will be holding a Christmas B0x Class for only $30 which will include all your adhesives and the other supplies need. Since the Christmas Box is only available while supplies last I need to place the order as soon as possible and class size will be limited to the first 6 people. If you can not attend the class but would like to purchase the Christmas Box Kit the cost before tax and shipping is $19.95. I will be happy to order it for you just contact me. If you have any questions please email or call me. This is sure to be a items that you use over and over again through the years. Thanks for stopping by and have a great day, Tonya

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Happy Halloween

Good morning, I am going to post earlier today and hope that the rain moves out so that I can get my run in later. I had a workshop on Friday at Patti's house and one of the projects we made was this card. It uses the Dark & Dreary Stamp Set and Pick Your Poison Designer Series Paper. The base is Pumpkin Pie Card Stock with the Spider Web added with the Big Shot and then sponged with Wisteria Wonder Classic Ink. The Happy Halloween was stamped with Jet Black Stazon on Very Vanilla Card Stock and again on Perfect Plum Card Stock then the 31 was punched out. The main image was sponged with both Peach Parfait and Pumpkin Pie Classic Ink and we added a few Rhinestone Basic Jewels to the image too. We also used Basic Gray Card Stock which was punched out with the Dotted Scallop Ribbon Punch and Basic Black Taffeta Ribbon.
I have another night of Stamp Club tonight, it will be a larger group than last nights and I am excited to see everyone. :) I will be working on a few new projects today too and will share them with you as soon as I have them finished. Don't forget about all the specials that Stampin'Up! is offering right now. Whether you are a customer or a new recruit it is a great time to be a part of Stampin'Up! Thanks for stopping by today and as always please let me know if you have any questions. Have a great day, Tonya

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Tile Technique

Hello and good afternoon today I want to share one of the projects that we will be making this week at Stamp Club. It is a faux tile and is so quick and easy to make with the help of our new scoring board. I love mine and am so glad that Stampin'UP! added it to our products. The stamp set is Gently Falling which is in the Holiday Mini. I used the colors: Cajun Craze, More Mustard, Chocolate Chip and Elegant Eggplant for this card but any fall color combo would look great. The layout is pretty straight forward but I did add a little extra texture on the Elegant Eggplant band by using the Big Shot (free this month to all new recruits) and the Houndstooth Embossing folder. The sentiment is from the Pretty Postage Stamp Set and after marking each Thanks for either Elegant Eggplant, More Mustard or Cajun Craze and stamping on Very Vanilla Card Stock I punched it out with the 1" punch and then layered it with the Postage Stamp Punch. Sorry for the short post but I am off to make some phone calls and see if I can fill up my schedule with workshop for November. If you would like to host give me a call. Thanks, Tonya

October 11 Digital Downloads

Good morning, I will be back later today with a new card to share but for know I wanted to let you know that there are new Digital Downloads available today. It is time to start thinging about your Christmas Cards and today's new downloads will make card giving a breeze this year. To take a look just head over to here then give me a call if you have any questions.
Also to Stampin'Up! has challenged their Demonstrators to book 10,000 workshop world wide during the Oct 15- Nov 30. If you would like to be part of this event and help us reach our goal then please contact me. I have dates available and will offer any one who books during this time a extra bonus in addition to the all ready wonderful hostess benefits. Remember you can always hold your event at my house if you don't have room at yours. Have a great day and thanks for stopping by, Tonya

Monday, October 10, 2011

Halloween Candle

We had a great weekend and it all started with Patti's workshop on Friday night. This is a yearly event and it is always a fun time. The theme is Halloween and for Patti's hostess gift I made this candle. The technique is a fun one and so easy to customize your candles for every event. I used the Dark & Dreary Stamp Set, Basic Black Craft Ink, Iridescent Ice Embossing Powder and the Heat Tool to make this candle. I added a little extra bling to the candle to really make it pop including the Basic Rhinestones and Glass Glitter which was added with Sticky Strip along the bottom of the candle. Would you like to learn more about this technique? If so give me a call and I would be happy to show you. Today, I am cutting card stock for Stamp Club which is this week and watch for updates on my calendar of upcoming classes as I will be working on the remainder of this month and next. Thanks for stopping by today and as always have a great day, Tonya

Friday, October 7, 2011

Extreme Halloween

Hello and good afternoon! I have been quiet the last few days but I have five new projects to share with you over the next week so stop by often. Today's card is a halloween card that uses a nontraditional set. I used Extreme Elements and Tenny Tiny Wishes to make this fun card. The colors are Wisteria Wonder, Basic Black, Pumpkin Pie, Peach Parfait and Very Vanilla. I stamped the various elements on Very Vanilla Card Stock to create the background. I also sponged all the edges with Wisteria Wonder. I used Very Vanilla Seam Binding that was also sponged with Wisteria Wonder. To make the sentiment I ued three different punches the Modern Label, Large Oval and the Decorative Label. After adding a few Basic Black Brads to the side the sentiment was complete. I have some other more traditional halloween ideas to share with you too but not today.
Just a reminder that this month anyone who signs up to become a demonstrator will receive the Big Shot free. All ready have a Big Shot then you can pick $100 worth of merchandise for free. I would love to have you join my team and if you have any questions I will be happy to answer them for you. Thanks for stopping by and have a great weekend, Tonya

Monday, October 3, 2011

Give Thanks!

Hello and Happy Monday! What a beautiful weekend it was here in Missouri. We spent most of Saturday outside and yesterday was spent inside catching up for the week ahead. I did get a chance to stamp a super quick card yesterday however and hope to do a little stamping today hopefully with the Big Shot in mind. Don't forget you can get a FREE Big Shot this month when you sign up to become a demonstrator. Call me at 816-662-1234 and I will be happy to give you all the details. Now back to the card. I pulled out the new Gently Falling and Hand Penned Stamp Sets and the More Mustard, Pool Party and Soft Suede Classic Ink Pads and Very Vanilla, Soft Suede and Pool Party Card Stock. The leaves and acorns were randomly stamped around the Give Thanks and then I sponged the edges as well as the Pool Party Ruffled Ribbon with a sponge and Soft Suede Classic Ink. I wanted something on just the corners and was going to punch them then decided to add the knotted ribbon. This card would be great to send to a special friend or for Thanksgiving. Who would you send it too? I all ready have someone in mind and just know that a hand made card will help brighten their day. Thanks for stopping by and have a great day, Tonya

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Free Big Shot!

Hello and welcome to October! Stampin'Up! surprised us with a wonderful announcement this morning and I am so excited to share it with you. If you sign up to join the Stampin'Up! family you can receive either the Big Shot or $100 worth of merchandise FREE! Yes, free so in addition to all the wonderful supplies that come in your kit you can add the extra value of the Big Shot. I use my Big Shot all the time for so many projects including fabric, metal, cork and of course paper. So for $175 you will receive over $445.

With just a few workshops a month you can earn an extra income or even build a business. I love sharing Stampin'Up! and would love to chat with you about what it has to offer you. Give me a call if you would like to learn more about this great opportunity.