Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Celebrate you Day!

It is Wednesday and the week is half over! I hope you are having a great week. One of the stamp sets we received at convention this year was the Tag It Set. It is our Ronald McDonald Set for the year which means when you purchase it Stampin'Up! will give $3 to the Ronald McDonald House Charities. We also received a Tag A Bag Accessory Kit and I decided to combine the two and make a birthday card for my husband. The colors are Tangerine Tango, Bermuda Bay, Smoky Slate, Crushed Curry, Gumball Green and just a bit of Basic Black. I used the Stampin' Write Markers to ink up the image then stamped in on a builder tag from the kit. I then layered it on a Base tag added just a bit of Baker's Twine and a clothespin (both come in the kit too!) The texture on the Smoky Slate is our Square Lattice Embossing Folder. A quick and easy card that still has a lot of fun and pop to it. I am working on four more cards using the same set and the kit just so look for those in the future. Thanks for stopping by and I hope you enjoyed today's card! Tonya

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Faux Patina Technique Swap

Good morning, I have another technique card for you today. I used this card for my recent class was well as for a swap at Convention. It is Faux Patina which is quite fun to do and I have tried out several different color combos that I will share with you in the future. For this one I used:
Beautifully Baroque Embossing Folder, Chalk Talk Framelits, Chalk Talk Stamp Set, Tasteful Trim Bigz XL Die, Big Shot, 1 3/8" Circle Punch, Victoria 5/8" Crochet Trim, Vintage Trinkets, Gold Embossing Powder, Heat Tool, Epic Day This and That Designer Series Paper, Very Vanilla Card Stock, Baked Brown Sugar Card Stock and Ink, Soft Suede Card Stock and Ink, Calypso Coral Card Stock and Ink, Bermuda Bay Card Stock and Ink, and Versamark, If you would like more information about this technique or would like to purchase the supplies to make this card please let me know. Thanks and have a great day! Tonya

Monday, July 29, 2013

Color Block Butterfly

Hello! I have project to share and I just can't figure out which one to start with first so how about another Swallowtail Stamp Card. One of the fun things we did while at Convention was set a record for the most hand stamped cards sent from one location and this is the card that I sent. It went to a very special little girl who needed a little fun mail. She liked purple and sparkle. To make this background I used our clear blocks and our Stampin' Write Markers, specifically Elegant Eggplant and Perfect Plum. I colored the clear block with the markers then spritzed the block with water and simply set it on a piece of Whisper White Card Stock and let the color absorb into it. After it dried I used Jet Black Stazon and stamped both the Swallowtail and the sentiment. I added the new Silver Ribbon from the Holiday Catalog and some Dazzling Diamonds to the butterfly before adding the sentiment that was punched out with the Wide Oval Punch. I don't think the camera catches the sparkle of the card but trust me is has plenty. I think I will give this card another try with a more bold difference in markers. Maybe Island Indigo with Tangerine Tango? Hope you are enjoying your day and remember that you can purchase all your card supplies through me either online at or by emailing or calling me. Thanks for stopping by, Tonya

Thursday, July 25, 2013

Stylin' Butterfly Swap

Hello and Good morning! It is another beautiful day here in Missouri and I have another card to share with you. If you have been following my blog for long you know that I am part of a monthly blog hop and while we were at convention those of us that attended decided to get together and swap cards. This is my card for that group. I love having the Swallowtail Stamp. It is a great stamp that makes card making so much easier. The colors on this card are so hot right now. As you look around stores they are everywhere in clothing, home decor and so much more. I decided to do a three panel card which is quite easy. You just stamp once on a sheet of Whisper White then cut it into three pieces before adding it to the card. The supply list includes:
Smoky Slate Card Stock, Crushed Curry Card Stock, Whisper White Card Stock, Swallowtail Stamp, Label Love Stamp Set, Artisan Label Punch, Apothecary Accents Framelits, 5/8" Organza Ribbon, Coastal Cabana Ink Pad, Crushed Curry and Coastal Cabana Stampin Write Markers,. and Pearl Basic Jewels. Any color combo would work and you can easily change the sentiment to make this a birthday, wedding or just thinking of you card. Thanks for stopping by today! Tonya

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Puzzle Piece Resist Technique

Good evening, I finally found a moment to set down and write a blog post for you. I really haven't dropped off the face of the earth but I have been busy creating which means more cards to share with you. I had my first Technique class last night and I enjoyed it and hope those that attended did too. One of the cards we made was this Puzzle Piece Resist Technique Card that I used for one of my swaps at Convention. The technique can be found at this location. The colors we used last night were not the same but the rest of the supplies were. So onto the supply list:
Whisper White Card Stock, Bermuda Bay Card Stock, Smoky Slate Card Stock, Versamark Pad, Clear Embossing Powder, Heat Gun, Positively Chevron Stamp, Feel Goods Stamp Set, Smoky Slate Ink Pad, Bermuda Bay Stamp Pad, Daffodil Delight Stamp Pad, Sponges, Daffodil Delight Seam Binding, Buttons & Blossoms Simply Pressed Clay Molds, Simply Pressed Clay, Rhinestone Basic Jewels, Big Shot, Ovals Collection Framelits, Chalk Talk Framelits, and Dress Up Framelits.
If you have questions about this card or would like to learn how to make it please just let me know and we can set up a private class with you. Thanks for stopping by and have a great evening, Tonya

Undefined--Stamp Carving Kit

Undefined--Stamp Carving Kit

Have you ever wanted a certain stamp design only to discover we don't have it? Maybe you have a special symbol or trademark that is your and you would like to stamp it. Well now you can with our new Undefined Stamp Carving Kit. The possibilities are endless and the fun it unlimited.
Undefined Stamp Carving Kit
Undefined Refill Kit
Clear-Mount Cling Foam*
*Add a sheet of Clear-Mount Cling Foam to create your own clear-mount stamps. Mounting your stamps on the cling foam allows you to make stamps any size you want, not just what will fit on the blocks in the kit.
Included in the Stamp Carving Kit:
  • 2 carving tools
  • 3" x 4" rubber
  • 3" x 4" foam
  • 4 wood blocks (various sizes)
  • 1 Island Indigo Stampin' Write Marker
  • 3 postcards
  • Instruction sheet
  • Stamp image templates
Included in the Refill Kit:
  • 3" x 4" rubber
  • 3" x 4" foam
  • 4 wood blocks (various sizes)
  • Instruction sheet

Single Markers

In the 2013-2014 annual catalog, we offer the Stampin' Write Marker New Color Kit (item 130034, page 163) to help you update your Many Marvelous Marker pack. Now, we've sweetened the deal. For a limited time, from June 26 until October 31, you can buy any of the new colors in the pack or on their own! Go ahead, fill in the missing pieces in your collection or buy the whole lot.
130034 $28.95 Stampin' Write Marker New Color Kit
Bermuda Bay, Blushing Bride, Calypso Coral, Crushed Curry, Island Indigo, Pear Pizzazz, Pool Party, Smoky Slate, Soft Sky, Wisteria Wonder
131899 $3.50 Bermuda Bay Stampin' Write Marker
131265 $3.50 Blushing Bride Stampin' Write Marker
131902 $3.50 Calypso Coral Stampin' Write Marker
131901 $3.50 Crushed Curry Stampin' Write Marker
131905 $3.50 Island Indigo Stampin' Write Marker
131266 $3.50 Pear Pizzazz Stampin' Write Marker
131904 $3.50 Pool Party Stampin' Write Marker
131898 $3.50 Smoky Slate Stampin' Write Marker
131900 $3.50 Soft Sky Stampin' Write Marker
131903 $3.50 Wisteria Wonder Stampin' Write Marker

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Paper Pumpkin for only $10

Are you looking for a creative escape? I quick but fun project that arrives at your door step ready for you to create and enjoy? If so then My Paper Pumpkin is for you and if you sign up now you will receive your first two months for only $10 each month. My Paper Pumpkin is great for all ages of stampers and all experience levels. It is fun in a box that you can receive every month or just the months you want too. Please let me know if you have questions and don't forget to pick me as your demonstrator as well as enter the promo code PUMPKINDEAL when you sign up. Thanks! Tonya

Pick a Project!

Hello! I am  back from convention and have so much to share, I had so much fun and loved spending time with my friends and meeting new demonstrators. We were so spoiled by Stampin'UP! I will be sharing pictures soon but until then if you want the opportunity to take part in all the fun that Stampin'UP! has to offer then why not sign up to be a demonstrator too! Until August 31 if you join our family you will receive not only your Starter kit which you can customize with the products that you want the most but you also receive one of four Kits free.
Your options are:
Kit 1- Build a Banner Simply Created Kit and Halloween Banner Simply Created Accessory Kit  A $29.90 Value
Kit 2- Build a Banner Simply Created Kit and Christmas Banner Simply Created Accessory Kit A $29.90 Value
Kit 3- Thankful Tablescape Simply Created Kit  A $19.95 Value
or Kit 4- Tag A Bag Bundle and Tag A Box Bundle A $22.45 Value

If you have any questions or would like more information please contact me. I would love to help you. Thanks for stopping by, Tonya

Thursday, July 11, 2013

Stylin' Stampin' Squad Birthday Bash

Hello and welcome to our Birthday Bash addition. The is Stampin'Up! 25th Annivesary and what better way to celebrate than with a Birthday Bash. As you make your way through please take a moment to leave us a comment as it is great to hear from others about how the hop is. You might be just joining the hop or you could have hopped over from Rose's Blog (whom I will be seeing in just one week at convention, can't wait) but either way you can continue through with the list below.

I only have one card to share today mostly because I have been busy creating swaps for next week. I used the new Flower Shop Stamp Set and Pansy Punch. The Happy Birthday is from the Bring on the Cake Stamp Set which is a must for your Brithda cards. I have used this set so much. The colors are Gumball Green, Daffodil Delight, Strawberry Slush and Crumb Cake. Our designer Series paper is from the Epic Day This and That collection and remember that if you purchase three packages of Designer Series Paper you get a fourth free. I used 1/4" Stitched Whisper White Grosgrain Ribbon. The bow is added seperately and attached with a glue dot. In addition to the Pansy Punch I used the Bird Builder Punch, Bitty Butterfly Punch and the Hexagon Punch to flag the end of the sentiment. Every butterfly needs a bit of bling which is easy to do with our Basic Rhinestones. I just recently received the new Deco Labels Framelits so I used the largest size to cut out the Crumb Cake and then texturized it with the Square Lattice Embossing Folder. I attached the flowers with either Glue Dots or Dimensionals so they are at various heights.
I hope you enjoyed today's card and that it inspires you to create something new today. Enjoy the rest of the hop and thanks for stopping by! Tonya

Blog Hop Participants:

  1. Pam S. of Stampin' in the Sun!

  2. Rose C. of Stamp with Rose

  3. Tonya B. of Stampin' with Tonya

  4. Dawn S. of Dawn's Creative Chalet

  5. Darcy J. of DJ's Stampin' Place

  6. Pamela W. of Stinky Tofu

  7. Kim R. of Stamping with Kim

  8. Jennifer B. of NW Stamper
  9. Bree R. of Craft-somnia

  10. Diana E. of Stampin' Fun with Diana

  11. Annie L. of Love Me Cards

  12. Jamie H. of Unique Ink

  13. Jennifer C. of Happy 2 Scrap 4 Life

Monday, July 1, 2013

Best of Shelli!

It is time for our next Best of Stamp Set and this month who better to pick the stamps than our cofounder Shelli Gardner. The set looks really versatile and fun to play with. You can order  yours today just buy giving me a call.

Buy 3 Get One Free...

Of our wonderful designer series paper.
Offer Dates: July 1-31, 2013
Offer Details: Buy three packs of select Designer Series Paper and get one for free!
The Fine Print:
  • These items don't qualify for the offer:
    • Designer Series Paper Stacks
    • Specialty Designer Series Paper
    • Designer Series Paper from the holiday catalog preorder
    • Designer Series Paper ordered through hostess benefits
  • Orders may be placed on any type of order (demonstrator, workshop, customer, or online).
  • No limits. Order six? You'll get two for free. Nine? You'll get three for free.
  • Check out our Designer Series Papers in the annual catalog pages 151, 153, and 154.
  • Please contact me if you have any questions or need help placing an order.