Saturday, January 28, 2012

SAB 2012 Stamp Night Projects

We all love getting free stuff right?  That is why we love Sale-a-Bration!  In these projects I used many of the free things we can earn, the stamps, DSP, ribbon, and brads!
These are the projects we made this month, my guests get to choose to make 5 of the same card or one card and a scrapbook layout.  We are having the same class with different projects next week, anyone is welcome so let me know if you would like to come.
Love the little bird stamp, this stamp set also comes with a key, a crown, and a butterfly. (to see the images, click on the catalog on the right)  This flower punch was from the Blossom Bouquet triple layer punch, it is hard to see stamped images when using this punch, so we stamped it after punching.

Isn't this ribbon so fun, it comes in Lucky Limeade and Calypso Coral.  I learned at  leadership that we can curl this ribbon with some scissors just like curling ribbon!  I haven't tried it yet, but plan to.
Here is the scrapbook layout, they typically match the card we make :) 
If you have any questions about Sale-a-Bration or Stamp Night, let me know, and Happy Stamping!

Friday, January 27, 2012


My friends I went to leadership with, all decided to swap projects.  We all made 10 3D projects and came home with one of our own, and one from each of them.  I loved all of them!  Today I will show you my swap.  Can you tell what it is yet?

First off I decorated these tins with a slew of stuff from the new mini catalog... new stamps, punches, dies, DSP, and twine. 
Stamped on some tissue paper...
and made a fun bracelet for them.  I have made a bunch of these bracelets for others and now I finally have one for myself!  I used Stampin' Up!'s sticky pages, black and white Timeless Portrait fabric, and crochet trim ribbon. 

Thursday, January 26, 2012

San Antonio Make and Takes

Today I am sharing with you my favorite make n takes from Leadership and Regionals this year.  At Leadership, they gave us tons of make n takes, so I will just share a couple of my favorites today.  First off is this box...
 The Baja Breeze box is cut from a big shot die, and the white inside box was just scored with the simply scored and assembled together. 
The flowers are from the Blossom Builders kit on page 18 of the mini catalog.  They are printed and die cut on textured paper. Seriously they are awesome and look so much better in person than in the catalog! 

This next card is one of my favorites, It comes in a set of 3 that fits into a mason jar.  Mom, can I steal another jar from you so I can decorate it? 
 The next 2 cards were the make and takes from the San Antonio Regionals on Saturday.  I love them both!

 So I have already been asked where the polka dots come from... well they are from the kite stamp!
 You can see my scrap paper here, the leaf was punched out with a circle punch on each side.

I haven't put this card together yet... I still need to make a template, but it is pretty awesome.  When you spin the circle on the right, the kites change.  This is what the card looks like without the top. 
 Doesn't it look like fun?  I feel so spoiled when someone else cuts my cardstock and designes super cute projects for me to make!

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Leadership Freebies

 I am back to share more fun stuff from Leadership!  I believe that this is all the stuff I came home with, but I might have missed something... Free stuff is awesome!  First off How adorable is that bag?  I LOVE It tons.  (sorry I don't have a close up picture...)  It is made from a new line of fabric that will be available I believe in the next catalog.  I love that they gave us markers... the book (in the top middle of the picture) was filled with places to take notes and doodles for us to color.  I only colored a little bit... I took tons of notes but it was still fun!  They gave everyone in attendance 4 prizes and I even won an additional prize at regionals on Sat (the bordering on romance stamp set from the mini).  Yippee!
 This awesome portfolio was given to us at make and takes, I LOVE that it matches the bag and that Shelli signed each one for us!  This tag was made with My Digital Studio!  I also love the little bauble of bling, such an awesome touch. 
 Here is the inside, love the ruffle :)
 This awesome box with the homemade chocolate inside was also given to us at make n takes.  Awesome!
 I also was lucky to be a make and take helper this year, YEA!  We were given this bag with prizes inside (not including the stuff they mailed to us :)  if you get the chance to sign up to be a helper, don't hesitate.  Free stuff is awesome!  I also love this MDS tag!
You all probably wish you knew what was under these pearls right?  Well I don't think I can tell you :) it is a stamp set that isn't available yet!  Being a demonstrator is awesome I love getting things early! 
I will come back in a bit to show you my favorite make n takes.

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Sale-a-Bration is Here!

Hi everyone, Sale-a-bration is finally here!  This is the biggest promotion of the year.

You can earn a free sale-a-bration item when you place an order of $50 of Stampin' Up! stuff.  If you place an order of $150 or have a few friends order together, you will get hostess benefits and an awesome new tote bag.  (If you want the tote, I will need to place the order for you... online orders won't work)

You could also sign up to get the starter kit, it is only $125 during sale-a-bration and as an added bonus, you would get a free digital download OR a free pack of Designer Series Paper every month for the rest of the year!  Holy moly.  For more info click HERE

The catalog is awesome this year, click HERE to see it!

If you have any questions, send them my way.

Monday, January 23, 2012

Leadership 2012

Hello, Hello, is anyone out there?  I know a couple of  you still check my blog (thanks mom :)  Well I think I am ready to start posting again, so if you like what you see, and would like to see more please comment!

I just returned from another awesome Leadership Conference with Stampin' Up!  I loved spending 5 days in sunny San Antonio, it sure was hard to come home to snow!  We had great classes, make-n-takes, swaps with our awesome group, yummy lunches, tons of displays of project ideas, fun dinners on the riverwalk, presentations, and fun evenings with our group! 
Hanging on the riverwalk with my friend and downline Chelsey!
I just Love this lady, Shelly Gardner you are my hero.

Some awesome displays, loved the clothes lines!
Fun pillows made with the new big shot die and our fabric.

Doesn't it look fun?  I have more to share but must run. 
Happy Stamping!