Wednesday, June 30, 2010

You are Treasured!

A few of my friends and I got together to make these for our teacher appreciation for primary this year. The theme of the night was "You are Treasured" so that is what we actually put on the flag - we just typed it up on the computer. We decorated the room with a pirate theme and made one of these treasure boxes for everyone (and filled them with candy with gold wrappers).

We used both Chocolate Chip and Close to Cocoa (retiring tomorrow, so sad - I wonder if I will miss it?) The stamp set is also retired but one that I will keep forever for my kids to stamp with!
I got the idea for the boxes from the Stampin' Success magazine - a magazine demonstrators receive monthly that is jam packed full of awesome business and creative ideas. Seriously It is worth being a demo, just for this magazine!
The Treasure box was made from the box 2 die and the big shot. I just cut off the top flap (well I actually never cut it out when I cut the bottom part of the box out with the die) I then just cut another strip of cardstock out and glued it to the inside of the back of the box and attached it with velcro to the front!

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Tropical Birthday

This is another fabulous card I received for my birthday last month. My friend Sasha sent me this one. She used the new Tropical Set in the Mini Catalog. LOVE it.

Friday, June 25, 2010

Birthday Bliss

Isn't this card fabulous? I was so lucky to get some cards for my birthday from some of my friends! My friend Jill sent this one to me, it was totally a surprise and I LOVE it. Check out the fabulous textured cardstock. I don't buy it often but it is awesome.

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Catalogs are in the house!!!

I am SO SO SO excited to share with you the new catalog. WOW is all I can say. I am so excited for the new products and all the fabulous ideas!

If you are in one of my stamp clubs one of these catalogs are for you! If you are not in my club and would like a catalog, just call or e-mail me and I will reserve one for you! Ask me how you can get one of these for free!

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

All about Hearts

I don't remember if I have shown you this card yet. This is a card we made at my downline meeting a while ago. The stamp set I used was the Framed with Love set. I am so sad to see this retire, it has so many possibilities.
I also embossed the background with the dots embossing folder and the big shot. Definitely one of my very favorite things to do with the big shot!
The red heart was punched out of DSP.

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Traveling Pages

I LOVE club week! I have so much fun with the ladies in my club. Many of them have been begging me for masculine projects for a while now, so as soon as I saw pages 22 and 23 in the mini catalog, I knew I would finally fulfill their wish! :) Here are the pages we made. I finally got the Big Shot alphabet dies so we HAD to use those :) I usually let my girls choose any title, but I like to keep mine generic, since they usually copy me :)

I also used all the images in the Sentimental Journey stamp set on my pages, but most of them left off the cruise ship and added another suitcase instead.
Every so often I like to show them the magic of the versamark, so we did the emboss resist technique and we used versamark on the background.

It was pretty easy stamping the background. I just stuck the words onto the clear block and repeatedly stamped them. Super easy! We used a few retiring accessories, the My Way punch, and Striped ribbon. Get them before they are gone!

Sunday, June 6, 2010

Flip Flop Re-fashion

Have you seen the fabulous rainbow wall of flipflops at Old Navy? The green ones were calling my name (along with a few others :) I decided to change them up and add some rosettes!
If you would like to make your own you will first you will need a few things, a long strip of fabric or ribbon (mine was 1 inch by about 30 inches but I didn't use it all). I used a build-a-brad and some circles I cut out with the big shot. The first one was cut out of the sticky pages (LOVE these, seriously awesome) and I used 2 felt circles the exact same size as the sticky pages. (you can see the sticky pages one wasn't a full circle, but it really doesn't matter)

ok I know it is hard to see, since the fabric is so bumpy, but we are just twirling it in a circle (first twirl up the fabric and then lay it down in a spiral.)

Start in the middle and slowly make your way outward. When you get close to the edge let the fabric hang off the edge a little bit. When the circle is covered, snip off the end but leave enough to fold it over onto the back.

In this next photo you can see that I already attached my brad, took off the backing to the sticky pages, and folded over the end of the fabric (on the right).

Now, I like to put a brad in the middle, it makes me think it will stay together better, but the ones I have made without a brad hold just as well.

Then all I did was put one of the felt pieces on the back and just smash it with your hand to make it stick. (I was SO excited to see that the sticky pages stick to felt and it doesn't come apart!!!)

That is it! oh I added a large half back pearl to the middle of the build a brad with crystal effects.

Now the rosettes are finished, we just need to glue it on to the straps on the flip flops with a glue gun. Then take the last felt circle, attach it to the bottom with the glue gun again to give it a good hold onto the flip flop. So one felt circle is on top of the straps and the other one is below. (otherwise it will fall off after you wear it a few times :)

The sticky pages really make this easy, some people were telling me that they had to use pipe cleaners, sew it together, or hot glue everything and took them SO much longer.
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Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Last Chance Lists are Here

Everything on these lists is retiring on June 30th, but everything on the accessories list is available while supplies last!

Stampin' Up! is also offering a $99 starter kit (retail value over $180) and some of the items are BRAND NEW Sneak peak items that aren't available until next month! Also if you sign up in June you will receive this year's catalogs AND a free box of next year's catalogs at the beginning of next month!

To see the list of retiring stamps, click HERE

To see the list of retiring accessories, click HERE (they are going fast!)

To see the list of retiring Definitely Decorative list, click HERE

To shop online or to see the IMAGES of all retiring products, click HERE

Let me know if you have any questions or if you would like to order any of these items before they are gone!