Sunday, October 31, 2010

Color Challenge Just For You!

   choc. chip         regal rose         baja breeze             pear pizzazz

This past weekend was so much fun for me. I accompanied two of my good friends to a scrapbooking event in Lincoln, NE. The event sponsored the Make-a-Wish Foundation and was a huge success.

While we were there (and in between our laughing fits), the three of us issued challenges to each other. Talk about leaving your comfort zone. We all have different colors/sketch styles we are drawn to, so it was neat to stretch myself a little bit. :D

One of the challenges I issued was a color challenge. The colors I chose were:
Pear Pizzazz, Chocolate Chip, Baja Breeze and Regal Rose. So what do you say? Are you up for a challenge? If you are, be sure to leave me a link to your card in the comment sections. I would love to see what you come up with!

As always, I will post the details of the card below.

Because of Him,

Card Recipe:
Paper: Crumb Cake, Pear Pizzazz, Chocolate Chip, Baja Breeze, Regal Rose and Very Vanilla
Ink: Chocolate Chip, Baja Breeze
Stamps: Afterthoughts, Flight of the Butterfly and Punch Potpourri
Tools: Mat Pack, Piercer, Eyelet Border Punch, Dimensionals, Sponge for edging, Butterfly Punch
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Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Join Marker Club Today!

Are you interested in adding the wonderful Stampin' Write markers to your supplies???  Let me share with you a great way to acquire ALL of the markers over a 4 month period that is a little easier on your pocketbook.
  • Marker club consists of 4 people who commit to to the club for 4 months.  - We do not meet for this club, but tutorials on how to use your markers will be supplied.  Club will begin as soon as we have all four spots filled                                                                                                        
  • Each person will get one color family of markers each month (subtles, regals, brights, neutrals) and one package  coordinating 8.5x11 cardstock.  (See the photo of the color families below)
  • Each person will take a turn at being hostess.  During your hostess month you will get a free level one stamp set and $15 in free product.  In addition to the items listed above, the hostess also receives the In Color marker set  and the marker caddy that will hold ALL of your markers.
  • Cost of club is $45 per month.  This price inlcudes all tax, shipping & handling.  
  • In the end you will have 4 packages of a cardstock (one from each color family) 43 markers, the marker caddy, a free stamp set and $15 in free product, plus free tutorials so you can utilize your markers to the max!
  • Please email me today if you are interested in joining.  

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Because I Care

I enjoyed making this card so much, but I must admit that this card is completely cased.  I have no idea where it came from, but if you recognize it as yours I would love to give you credit.  Just leave me a note in the comment section.

I think the "Tempting Turquoise" and "Basic Black" inks make this so striking, not to mention the detail of the stamp itself.

If you are interested in getting this stamp set called "Because I Care" let me tell you how you can get it for FREE!  Yes, I said FREE!  You see, this stamp is a hostess level one set.  All you have to do get this stamp set is book a workshop with me.  If your workshop generates $150 in sales (which is generally no problem at all) then you get your choice of any level one stamp set and $15 in Stampin' Up! money to spend.  Of course more options and more money are available if your workshop exceeds $150.  :D  Please contact me if you would like more details.

Another option to make this card, is to come to card club.  This will be one of four cards that we will make on Monday, October 25, 2010.  The cost of the card class is free, however, each member must place a $25 order for product each month (must total $25 before S/H & tax).  The time obligation to be in card club is determined by how many members are in club.  For example, if there are 10 members in club then you are a member for 10 months.  In return, each participant will take a turn at being hostess and get a free level one stamp set (like the Because I Care set) and money to spend on your favorite Stampin' Up! product.    Let me know if you are interested.

Here is a photo of what the stamp set looks like and I will post the card details below.

             Card Recipe:
                Paper~Whisper White, Tempting Turquoise
                Ink~Tempting Turquoise and Basic Black
                Stamp~Because I Care
                Accessories/Tools~Big Shot, Embossing Folder, 


Saturday, October 2, 2010

Happy Belated Card Making Day!

I had high hopes of posting a card and recipe for you today, err, I mean yesterday. But when the stomach bug hit one of my little girls', those hopes went out the window. :-( But no worries! My little one is back to good health and hey, it may be late, but it's better than never.

So here is my post for NCMD. I am loving the richness of the colors and have you checked out that embossing??!! This card is super quick and easy to make, but looks like you spent tons of time on it. It's kind of like that commercial where the lady makes Rice Krispie treats in 5 minutes and then throws some flour on herself to make it look like she slaved in the kitchen before she presents the goods to her family. :D The key to this card is the Elegant Lines embossing folder. It is so beautiful. So go ahead and put some ink on your forehead and fingers and give this beauty to someone and watch them ooooh and aahhh. :D I will post deets below. As always, thanks for stopping by!

Paper: Tempting Turquoise, Pretty In Pink
Ink: Chocolate Chip
Stamp: Fun and Fast Notes ( I used the sentiment portion of the wedding cakes, together forever stamp)
Accessories: Chocolate Chip Satin Ribbon, Snail, Glue Dots
Tools: Big Shot, Elegant Lines embossing folder, label punch, Stamp-a-majig

* Cut a 5.5 x 8.5 piece of Temping Turquoise cardstock.
* Use a bone folder to fold this piece in half and get a nice crisp fold.
* Place front panel into Elegant Lines embossing folder.
* Run the folder through your Big Shot. Be sure to follow the recipe on your Big Shot platform to do this correctly.
* Use your label punch on the card front ( I did mine at 1/4" from right side and a 1/2" from bottom)
* Cut a 5.5 X 4.25 piece of Pretty in Pink Card Stock
* Use your Snail to adhere to inside of card
* Ink up your sentiment portion only of the "Together Forever" stamp with Chocolate Chip Ink and stamp onto your stamp-a-majig
* Using the clear plastic and t-square of your stamp-a-majig, line up your sentiment to be place in the center of your label punch out.
* Re-ink your sentiment and stamp into the center of your punch and onto the Pretty In Pink cardstock
* Apply Choclate Chip satin ribbon and bow to the card front using glue dots

That's it! Your ready to give it away. I hope you enjoy making this card as much as I did!
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