Friday, August 29, 2014

Blendabilities and Kraft Video

Hello and happy Friday!
I'm sharing a super cute project today that I created with Blendabilities. 

Blendabilities behave much differently on Kraft paper. I like the way they act! They really saturate the paper quickly. Blending is a lot different, so you will need to practice. In fact, I made you a video! :-)

I love these Petite Cafe Gift Bags in the Holiday Catalog (p. 10.) I've used my entire package of them already!

The stamp set I used is my favorite stamp set in the Holiday Catalog; Santa Stache. And, if you get this set, yo have to have the Mustache Framelit to go with it of course!! :-)

Don't forget about the EXCLUSIVE OFFER I announced yesterday!!! Follow the link below to find out more!

My Paper Pumpkin- Get your first two months for $10 each! Use code HALFOFF2.


Thursday, August 28, 2014

Fancy Friday! Yee Haw!

Welcome to....
Fancy Friday!! Wahoo! Fancy Friday is a bog hop that last year's Artisan Design Team has decided to do. We are all such fans of each other and were really sad to not be working on anything together, so we decided to come up with a fun monthly blog hop! Hooray!

This month, we all used the following picture for inspiration:

I LOVE every single one of these colors. But I struggle when I have to incorporate lots of colors into one project. I had just received my Yee Haw stamp set and really wanted to use it.... So, I decided to do a sunset background using my good old Brayer and the Blackberry Bliss, Tangelo Twist and Real Red.  (Shhh.. But I used just a TINY bit of yellow at the bottom too! SHH! :-)

Have you ever tried using a Brayer to create a background? It's fun but messy! Google it and lots of videos will come up. I got to see a demo while at convention but had to watch  it again before I created this card.

And do you see my shout out to my friend Jane? That cardboard is from a SU box sitting here in my office. She is the fist person I ever saw use it in a project and I knew I would love her even before I met her!! LOL! Isn't that crazy! But, it's awesome and so appropriate for this kind of card I think! 
The lasso is stamped on Vellum. If you see a tiny bit of blue sticking out of the hat that's because I did it in Indigo first and didn't like it. But, I couldn't pull it up with out wrecking the whole stack. So, once again,Shhh! Pretend you don't see it!! 

Now, we are giving away a stamp set this month! You probably have already ready that on the other girl's blogs, but here it is again: 
 Be sure to leave a comment on any of our blogs with a link back to your creation, and ONE lucky participant will win! Here are the rules for the challenge: 1. Leave a comment on one of our blogs with a link to your creation, comments/links MUST be left by Friday, September 19th 7:00 PM MST in order to be eligible for the prize. 2. Please use the color palette provided. You can use any combination or all of the colors provided as well as any neutrals. Although SU colors are listed, you can use any colors you have on hand as long as they are similar. 3. You MUST put a link in your post back to the challenge. *Winner will be announced during the September Fancy Friday Blog Hop! (the last Friday of September).

OK, that's it for this week from me! Your off to Jane Lee's blog next! Have fun hopping along! 

Oh, and before you leave, don't forget about the EXCLUSIVE OFFER I announced this morning!!! Follow the link below to find out more!

September Project Life Class

Check out all my fall classes here! 

My Paper Pumpkin- Get your first two months for $10 each! Use code HALFOFF2.


Holiday Catalog Kick Off Exclusive Offer

Today is the day! The Stampin’ Up Holiday Catalog is LIVE!! And, I’ve made an exclusive video just for my customers showing you some of my favorite things from the catalog! 

Now, you’ve got two amazing offers from me in honor of this catalog kick off!

1. Leave a comment here leaving me your email address, your name and your favorite product I showed you. On Tuesday morning, I will choose one person who will win the Four Feathers Stamp and Framelit Bundle!!!

Make sure you leave your name, your email and your favorite product from my video! 

2.  Place a $50 order (pretax) by Monday night, you get to choose one of my upcoming class planners (PDF) for FREE! That’s a $15 value! 
I will email all of them out at one time on Tuesday morning, so please be patient!  You can email me to let me know which PDF you would like for FREE once you have placed your order. 

Ok, time to shop! 
And don't forget to leave a comment for a chance to win!

Check out all my fall classes here! 

My Paper Pumpkin- Get your first two months for $10 each! Use code HALFOFF2.


Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Seasonal Snapshot Project Life by Stampin' Up Shaker Card

Good morning! 
Did you know you only have two days left to tie advantage of Stampin' Up's Starter Kit Deal!
$150 worth of merchandise for only $99!

I've got a shaker card for you this morning! This is one of the fun projects we will be making in September's Seasonal Snapshot Project Life Class! 
The directions, the supplies, a box of Seasonal Snapshot Project Life Cards and Accessory Kit is available for there live in person class AND as a "to go" version if you can't make or live out of town! 
Email me to register! 
Check out all my fall classes here! 

My Paper Pumpkin- Get your first two months for $10 each! Use code HALFOFF2.


Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Tee-Hee-Hee (HSS)

Good morning! As I was running this morning, I thought to myself "I can feel a tiny, TINY, bit of fall in the air..." Now, it will still be 101 degrees this afternoon, but there is something in the air today..... Maybe it's all in my mind, but that's ok! I am playing with all my new fall stamps and loving them. So, if I have to pretend it's cooler outside, that's just fine!

Today, it's another sketch challenge at Hand Stamped Sentiments! 

And, I took it as an excuse to pull out this hilarious new stamp set called Tee-Hee-Hee!! I mean, how cute is this???

Sometimes, peoples say "I have no need for Halloween stamps." I disagree! This card for instance can be used for a variety of occasions. Right of the bat, I think it would be perfect to send to a girlfriend. Either for a "hey, I love ya" card or maybe a "hey, it's all gonna get better friend!" kind of card. It could be a thank you card... just because it doesn't say "thank you" on the front doesn't mean you can't send it as a thank you! And, if you have a teacher, neighbor, coworker who you love, this would be a cute card to go along with a fun pumpkin treat! So, don't dismiss Halloween stamps as just for a Halloween occasion!! So many uses in the fall!!

Stamps: Tee Hee Hee
Paper: Motley Monsters
Where can you get these? In the new Holiday Catalog out on Thursday!!
Make sure you hop over to HSS and see what the other designers have created! 
Don’t forget you only have THREE more days to take advantage of the awesome Stampin’ Up Starter Kit deal! Why not give it a try? You will really want to take advantage of the discount on all of your holiday paper crafting! And, you also will have a way to make some extra holiday cash if you want to! Please email me if you have any interest or sign up here.

And, today starts a week of new Weekly Deals! 

Check out all my fall classes here! 

My Paper Pumpkin- Get your first two months for $10 each! Use code HALFOFF2.


Monday, August 25, 2014

Groovy Love Heart

Good morning! I am going to keep today's post short and sweet because I am taking my babies to their new school this morning! Let's just say my anxiety is a little high! They are excited and I know it will be fine, but it's such a new and different way to start the school year! Momma won't be just down the hall anymore.... But, I will admit I can't wait to have a quiet house to work in for the day! Woot! 

Another strawberry card using the Groovy Love hearts. I embossed them in clear powder on Cherry Cobbler. The flower is form Everything Eleanor. I thought it looked very similar to a strawberry flower. I also used some new DSP that will be available THIS WEEK (the 28th) in the new Holiday Catalog.  And the sentiment is from the exclusive Hostess set that Hostess witll get for FREE starting on Thursday as well!

Now is an AMAZING time to schedule private class! If you live in the San Antonio area, please contact me so we can schedule yours now! 

And don't forget, only three more dye to take advantage of the Short and Sweet Promotion! 

Check out all my fall classes here! 

My Paper Pumpkin- Get your first two months for $10 each! Use code HALFOFF2.


Saturday, August 23, 2014

Upcoming Events!

I am so excited about all of my upcoming events! I hope you can join me, in person or long distance (to-go) for at least one of them! 

I've dedicated the week of September 17 for what I am calling a BURST week! These dates are reserved for private card classes. We will be making Christmas Cards using new stamp set from the Holiday Catalog! Available times are limited so please contact me if you want to reserve one! 

to RSVP for next Saturday's Big Shot class! 

Big Shot Bonanza
Have you recently purchased a Big Shot and don’t know where to start? Or maybe you have a Big Shot and are looking to play with some of the new dies! This class is perfect for both! We will make four different projects using different dies, embossing folders and framelits. Class is free if you have purchased a Big Shot in August! Class fee for everyone else includes two embossing folders of your choice. 
When: August 30, 12:00- 2:00
Cost: $25 or $30 to go
RSVP by August 23

September Project Life by Stampin’ Up Class Part 1
featuring Seasonal Snapshot Cards and Accessory Pack
You won’t want to miss this incredible pack of Project Life by Stampin’ Up Cards and Accessories! Inside, you will find beautiful supplies for your back to school, Halloween, Thanksgiving, Fall and Christmas events. In this class, I will focus on the Back to School, Halloween and Fall cards. I will offer a Part 2 in November that will feature all Christmas projects. Class fee includes Seasonal Snapshot Cards and Accessory Packs and well as supplies to create 4 cards, 3 PL Page cards (dressed up!) and a 3D treat tube holder. I will also provide written instructions. 
When: September 14, 2-4 PM
RSVP for live and to go class : Sept 6
Cost: $35 or $45 to go
add on the Project Life Holiday Cheer stamp set for an additional $18.

Blendabilities 102
Have you tried the new alcohol based markers called Blendabilities? They are amazing and can do so many things! In this class, I will teach you several more techniques to put your markers to work! Included in your class fee are two packs of Blendabilities of your choice. If you have not purchased these before, you will also need a Color Lifter and Memento Ink Pad. 
When: September 16, 6:30-8:00 PM
RSVP by September 8, please specify which markers you want
Cost: $30 or $35 to go (exclusive video tutorials to accompany your new markers.)

 Spooky Gifts
We had so much fun making the Teacher Gifts, let’s do it again with some spooky and fun Halloween gifts! These are easily reproduced projects to use all through the month of October at your fall events! Included are a treat bag, a cookie holder, a lollipop holder, a treat box and a pumpkin shaped treat box. Class fee includes all materials needed to create the five gifts, written instructions and your own Freaky Friends and Ghoulish Greetings Stamp sets! This class will be held in my home but also offered as a class to go (mailed straight to you!)
When: October 5, 2PM-4PM
RSVP for live and to go class: September 27
Cost: $45 or $55 for the class to go

Join me the second Thursday of each month for a simple card making class. All experience levels are welcome! We will make 8 cards for $15, or free with a minimum Stampin' Up purchase. 
Upcoming dates:
August 15, 6-8 PM Forest Hills Presbyterian Church
September 11, 6-8 Forest Hills Presbyterian Church
October 9, 6-8 Forest Hills Presbyterian Church

And finally, Super Saturday! This is a not to be missed amazing day full of holiday preparation classes! Check out all the details and pictures HERE.

Please email me to RSVP for any of these events!