It is about time to introduce you to my stamping buddy. This is Georgio. Every now and then he helps me by stepping on my ink pad and then my card. He usually gets it placed well where everyone can see it. If he does not like what I am working on, he just sits down on it to let me know that he does not approve.
Gieorgio's favorite thing is the ribbon rack. Oh what fun when he can get hold of the end of a roll. It is even more fun to find a loose roll!
I thought that it was time to introduce my stamping buddy to all of you. If you are at question about a card, just send it to me and I will put it on the table and see if Gierogio approves or thinks you should make some changes. He has a good eye for perfection.
I love the oldies that we have had around for a year or two. Knowing that the Stampin'Up! retirement list will be coming out, I have challenged my customers to write down ten sets that they feel will be retired this year. The winner gets a stamp set from my retired stash. You are welcome to join the contest, just email me your entry at [email protected]
Here is one that I love and hope that it does not make the list. Plesant Poppies #132061 wood or # 129499 clear. It is in the Stampin'Up 2014-2014 catalog on page 75. I believe that this is the second year for this set.
This card was received in a swap and I thought it was beautiful. I love the way she used the acrylic blocks by inking them to make the squares. Sorry that I do not have the name of the demonstrator that designed this. The single poppie was inked with a pen and stamped.
This is another card that I saw on line stamped by Robin Rubada using the full stamp and cutting it apart making the panels.
I have used this set over and over but I wanted to show you different ways that you can use this set. I love the simple lines and it lends itself to many different techniques.
Can you believe that in only fifteen days the retirement list will come out announcing what sets will be leaving us forever? Would you like to get into a contest guessing what will be retired from this year's catalog?
I am running a contest with my Facebook friends to see who can guess most accurately which sets will retire. Make a list of the ten sets that you feel will be retired announce on April 21. You can join my facebook page, www.facebook.com/stampersjoy and add your list there. If you do not want to summit it there, you can just email me at [email protected]
The winner will receive a stamp set from my retired stash. In case of a tie, we will draw for the winner.
Come join the fun. Please have your list to me by 4/19
Today is my 14th. year as a Stampin'Up demonstrator. Little did I think fourteen years ago that I would be with the company today. I joined as a hobbyist just to get the discounts for myself an a few friends. I had just started stamping and every time I took a class at one of the craft stores, I found myself spending around fifty dollars or more on class fees and the materials. One day I received an invitation to a Stampin'Up party and called immediately to find out what this was about and make my reservation'
One look at the products and the catalog, I was sold. I order the pastel chalks and stamp set that was for fairy tales with a knight, princess, dragon, and all those things. It had around 14 small stamps in the set. I still have it today but it has been though years of using it in creative writing to help the students illustrate their fairy tale. It was a fantastic teaching tool.
When I went home and thought things over, I called the demonstrator, Donna Proctor, and told her I wanted to become a demonstrator. I could not believe that I could get stamps in a set for such a reasonable price. Since I taught full time, I was not interested in anything other than getting that discount.
As the other teachers started seeiing what I was making, they started wanting me to teach them to do the same. Before I knew it, I was doing several classes a month. It wasn't work, it was just having them to my house and stamping. It was fun and I started to know my peers better.
When I retired a few years later, I decided to move from Florida to West Virginia. I knew that would probably be the end of my being a Stampin'Up demonstrator. Little did I know that this would become a suppliment to my retirement income. Also, I have met so many new friends and we can share our love for rubber stamping. These are people that I would never have met without Stampin'Up! I am so thankful for all the friends that i have made and for the extra income where I do not have to get into my savings to help my grandchildren with their special occassions.
Being a Stampin'Up! demonstrator has really made my life fo much better.
If you ever think that you would like to own your own business, I would love to tell you more about Stampin'Up! and have you in my down-line family.
So, you want an easy card for Easter. Just pull out your Flower Shop stamp set the Pansy punch and have fun making this card,
I used the Pistachio Pudding cardstock for the back ground and embossed it with a favorite but discontinued folder,
I stamped the flowers with Early Espresso ink on Blushing bride cardstock and punched them out with the pansy punch.
Using another discontinued set, Easter Blessings, and stamped in Versa Mark and embossed with gold on Whisper White. This was cut out with the Label Collection dies. This was adhered to the Pistachio Puccing background. Then I added the three flowers, popping one up with dimensionals.
I wanted the centers fluffy so I added some flock that I had stashed away. The petals on the flowers where touched with a thin coat of Crystal Effects. I added a few sequins to accent the gold embossing.
The tools I used are"
#125598 Label Collections Dies Flower Shop Stamp Set # 130939 Wood
# 130698 # 130942 Clear
You can order this by clicking on "Shop Now" and it will take you to my Stampin'Up! store.
Less than two weeks until Easter..does not seem possible. Maybe it is because the weather has been so crappy! We woke up to snow again last Sunday. Of course it did not stay on the ground and was soon gone.
Well, it is time to pull out our stamps and get busy making our Easter cards. In class this past Sunday afternoon we made Easter cards, treat holders, and a neat gift bag. Here is one of the cards that we made and it is so quick and easy.
I did pull out my glossy white card stock, but it can be done on the Whisper White card stock. The sponged green will be darker if you do not use the glossy paper.
Remember, when you are sponging, use a light touch and circular motions. It is best to start off the card stock and sponge toward the top.
I stamped the tulips from the Blessed Easter stamp, #133212, which is in the new Stampin'Up! mini I wanted to use the tulips for other non Easter cards so I cut the "Wishes for a blessed Easter" off using a craft knife, then mounted it on another block. The tulips were stamped with Stazon Jet Black ink and then colored with markers.
After stamping and coloring the tulips, cut the cardstock using the oval Framelits. Happy Easter is stamped at the top of the card.
I attached the gold sequins, two pieces, to the card securing them on the back with tape. Attach the oval using dimensionals. I used the Wishes for a Blessed Easter inside the card with a single tulip.
This is a simple, quick card you make. It takes less than 15 minutes.
You can Shop Now on the left side and order the great set now. #133212, Blessed Easter, $11.95. The sequins are #132983, 4.95 for ten yards.
Twenty four hours left of the greatest sale of the year: Sale-A-Bration. The items in the SAB brochure are one of the kind and will not be for sale again by Stampin'Up. Every fifty dollars you spend, you choose one item from the brochire. This sale ends on March 31.
Petal Parade ended up being the favorite for me and my customers. There is so many things you can use this for. The designer series paper is also a SAB item. It is beautiful this year.
Hurry and go to www.stampersjoy.stampinup.net and place your order to earn your favorite SAB items before the time slips up on you.
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