Friday, July 29, 2011

New Stamp Set - Raining Flowers

Happy Friday, everyone!  I used the Clean & Simple card sketch (FTL150) from last Friday to make this card.  They've come out with another one today, so I'll have to try that one soon.  To see the sketch that I used, CLICK HERE.

I've been dying to use one of the sets that I earned free from my Sale-A-Bration sales & recruiting, and I finally got to.  It's called Raining Flowers (p. 111).  This 2-Step set has so many possibilities.  As you can see, it's a good set for cards, but it's also perfect for scrapbooking.  I can't wait to use on my next scrapbook layout!  I just love being a demonstrator!  It's so great to earn free stamps!  If you've ever thought about becoming a Stampin' Up! Independent Demonstrator, this is the time to do it.  The $99 Starter Kit is still available, but only for two more days!  To find out more, CLICK HERE.  To learn more about the benefits of being a demonstrator and/or sign-up and be a part of my Stampin' Up! family, CLICK HERE.  Please CONTACT ME if you have any questions.

I also used one of the new Designer Series Paper packs, Berry Blossoms DSP (p. 185).  I'm in love with this color combo!  It's probably because my 3 favorite new In Colors are in it...Calypso Coral, Lucky Limeade, & Wisteria Wonder.  I think all 3 colors look great with Early Espresso, too.  The Early Espresso (brown) strip below the flowers was made with the Dotted Scallop Ribbon Border Punch (p. 210).  The greeting is from the hostess set in the Summer Mini, Swirls & Curls Verses (p. 4).

The close-up on the right shows what I added to the flower centers a little better.  I used rhinestones from the Basic Rhinestones Jewels pack (p. 198) on the 2 larger flowers, and I used one of the brads from the new 2011-2013 In Color Designer Printed Brads (p. 199) for the Early Espresso flower center.  The purple flower was popped up with Stampin' Dimensionals (p. 206).

Stamps:  Raining Flowers and Swirls & Curls Verses (Mini Hostess Set)

Ink:  Wisteria Wonder, Calypso Coral, Lucky Limeade, & Early Espresso Classic ink pads

Paper:  Early Espresso, Lucky Limeade, Calypso Coral, & Whisper White card stock; Berry Blossoms DSP

Accessories:  Dotted Scallop Ribbon Border Punch, 2011-2013 In Color Designer Printed Designer Brads, Basic Rhinestones Jewels, Paper Snips, & Stampin' Dimensionals.

Monday, July 25, 2011

Stampin' Up! Hostess Benefits Are Even Better!

When the new catalog came out earlier this month, the hostess benefits changed, and they're even better than before!  The benefits have been simplified, and give hostesses more options.  A hostess can earn Hostess Dollars to spend in the catalog and even earn some 50% off items!  Orders placed at my ONLINE STORE can also earn hostess benefits.  Below is the new hostess benefits chart.  Click on it to see a larger version:

Hostess Dollars

1.  All orders, including online orders, that come to at least $150 (before shipping & sales tax) qualify for hostess dollars.

2.  You can spend your hostess dollars on exclusive hostess products (pgs. 10-15 in the Idea Book & Catalog) or anything else in the catalog.

3.  Hostess products are discounted, so your hostess dollars go further when you purchase them.

50% Off Items

1.  All orders, including online orders, that come to $400 or more (before shipping & tax), have the opportunity to order any full-priced item from the catalog (except MDS printed items) at 50% off.

2.  A $500 or more (before shipping & tax) order gives you the opportunity to order additional 50% off items.

3.  50% off items really do include anything in the catalog (except MDS printed items)...the Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine, the Color Caddy, Many Marvelous Markers, My Digital Studio DVDs, and much more!

As you can see, the new hostess benefits are wonderful!  Have you seen the new exclusive hostess products yet.  CLICK HERE to see all of  the wonderful hostess products you could earn by hosting your own workshop.

I'm scheduling August and September workshops right now.  Not only do you get the above benefits, I'll also give you the new 2011-2012 Idea Book & Catalog FREE!  If you are interested in getting your friends and family together for a fun night of stamping AND earn some wonderful free stuff, please CONTACT ME today!

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

My Hubby's Birthday Card

Boy has this been a crazy month!  I won't go into particulars, but I'm ready for the Fulk household to get back to normal!  lol  I'm sorry that I haven't posted that much lately.  I do have some projects made, and hopefully I can start posting more regularly soon.

Today's card is the card I made my wonderful hubby for his birthday earlier this month.  I love this set, Nature Silhouettes (p. 104).  I love just stamping it in black, and then adding a sunrise or moonlit night.  The first step is to stamp the tree and the deer in black ink (I used Jet Black Stazon - p. 203).  All I did for the sunrise was punch out a circle from a post-it note with a 3/4" Circle Punch (p. 212), making sure I punched out part of the sticky part of the note.  I then stuck it onto the Whisper White card stock where I wanted the sun to be.  Using Sponge Daubers (p. 203), I sponged Perfect Plum ink across the bottom, then Regal Rose, & then More Mustard ink.  Then I removed the post-it circle.  I really like the effect.

The rest of the card is really self-explantory. I stamped the Medallion background stamp (p. 149) onto the Old Olive card stock with Old Olive ink.  The lacy Basic Black card stock strip was made with the new Lace Ribbon Border Punch (p. 211).  The "Happy Birthday" stamp is from the Bring on the Cake set (p. 66), and it was stamped with the Jet Black Stazon ink pad.  I then added the 3 black brads (Neutrals Brads - p. 199), and then attached the whole thing to the Basic Black card base.  The deer/tree image was matted onto Basic Black card stock, and then attached the card with Stampin' Dimensionals (p. 206).

Stamps:  Nature Silhouettes, Medallion BG, & Bring on the Cake sets

Ink:  Old Olive, Perfect Plum, Regal Rose, & More Mustard Classic ink pads; Jet Black Stazon ink pad

Paper:  Old Olive, Basic Black, & Whisper White card stock

Accessories:  Lace Ribbon Border Punch, 3/4" Circle Punch, Neutrals Brads, Paper-Piercing Tool, Mat Pack, Sponge Daubers, Stampin' Dimensionals, & post-it note

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Christmas in July

I've seen a lot of other ladies making Christmas Cards in July, so I thought I would do one, too.  The first time I saw this adorable snowman set, Snow Much Fun (p. 35), in the new catalog, I knew I just had to have it.  I'm a sucker for snowmen.  The color combo I used is this week's color challenge over at SCS, CC331.  I also used this week's SCS card sketch, SC341.  It's a little hard to tell in the picture, but I put a small rhinestone on each end of the greeting.  They came from the Basic Rhinestones Jewels Pack (p. 198).  The greeting piece was also popped up with Stampin' Dimensionals (p. 206).  The watercoloring was done with an Aqua Painter (p. 203) and Watercolor Wonder Crayons (p. 202).

Stamps:  Snow Much Fun

Ink:  Cherry Cobbler Classic Ink Pad; Jet Black Stazon Ink Pad

Paper:  Baja Breeze, Not Quite Navy, Cherry Cobbler, & Naturals White card stock

Accessories:  Subtles, Regals, & Brights Watercolor Wonder Crayons, Aqua Painter, Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine, Petals-A-Plenty Impressions Folder, Basic Rhinestones Jewels, Lace Ribbon Border Punch, Decorative Label Punch, Extra Large Oval Punch, Modern Label Punch, & Stampin' Dimensionals.

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

The Last 2 Strength & Hope Class Cards

Below are the last 2 cards that will be made at my With One Stamp Class-Strength & Hope.  The top card is actually a card that I received in a swap I was in.  I loved it so much, and I knew it would be a good one for this class.  The lady who made it is a demonstrator herself, and her name is Nancy Amato.  I did have to change the ribbon, but only because it has retired since she made the card.  I love being a demonstrator and swapping with fellow demonstrators.  I get so much inspiration from them.

Stamps:  Hope & Strength Set (Mini)

Ink:  Early Espresso & Pink Pirouette Classic Ink Pads

Paper:  Early Espresso, Pink Pirouette, & Whisper White card stock

Accessories:  Big Shot Die-Cut Machine, Elegant Line Impressions Folder, Early Espresso 1/8" Taffeta Ribbon, 1-3/4" Scallop Circle Punch, 1-3/8" Circle Punch, 1-1/4" Circle Punch, & Scallop Trim Border Punch

The card above is bright and cheerful. I love the colors in the new specialty designer paper, Flirtatious (p. 183), and these are the colors I used. As you can see, the "H-Hope" stamp is actually inside the card, and I punched a hole in the card front so it can be seen from the out side.  The picture on the right shows how I also decorated the inside of the card.

Stamps:  Strength & Hope (Mini)

Ink:  Pretty in Pink & Pumpkin Pie Classic Ink Pads

Paper:  Pretty In Pink, Wisteria Wonder, Daffodil Delight, Melon Mambo, & Whisper White card stock; Flirtatious Specialty DSP

Accessories:  Eyelet Border Punch, 1-3/4" Scallop Circle Punch, 1-3/8" Circle Punch, 1-1/4" Circle Punch, Melon Mambo 1/2" Scallop Dots Ribbon

Monday, July 11, 2011

With One Stamp Set Class Coming Soon!

My next stampin' class is going to be a "With One Stamp Set" Class.  You can find out more about this class by going to MY EVENTS CALENDAR

The stamp set that the cards will be made with is the Breast Cancer Research Foundation set, Strength & Hope (p. 27 in the Summer Mini).  I picked this set, because Stampin' Up! donates $2 for the sale of each set to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation.  I've already posted 2 of the cards that will be made, and you can see them HERE and HERE.  The second one will be the same except for one little change.  There won't be a flower in the middle of the ribbon knot.  These flowers are no longer available, so we won't be able to use them.

The card below is the third of the 5 cards being made.  I actually CASEd this card from one on p. 205 in the new 2011-2012 Idea Book & Catalog.  I just love CASEing projects from the catalogs, and the new catty sure has a lot of great projects to CASE!  I hope you like it.
Stamps:  Strength & Hope (Mini) & Happiest Birthday Wishes (New Hostess Set)

Ink:  Pool Party, Wisteria Wonder, & Soft Suede Classic Ink Pads

Paper:  Lucky Limeade, Soft Suede, Pool Party, & Naturals White card stock

Accessories:  Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine, Finial Press Impressions Folder, Lucky Limeade 3/8" Ruffled Ribbon, Scallop Trim Border Punch, Antique Brads, & Paper Snips

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