Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Basic Technique Class

Tonight (Wednesday) is my Basic Stamping Techniques class for Boise Community Education.  

 I chose three basic techniques to teach.

Totally and completely inspired by Yvette Ashe from our last Control Freaks swap, this card has heat embossing, ink inside an embossing folder and using markers to ink the stamp. 

Emboss resist

It doesn't get more basic than that, right?

Have you signed up to receive your Paper Pumpkin delivered right to your home each month?  I have and would like you to join me.  Click HERE for all the Paper Pumpkin details and please choose me, Becky Roberts (Boise, ID 83713) as your demonstrator.  After you sign up send me an e-mail so I can send you a thank you card! 

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Team Tuesday

I'm back with another Team Tuesday feature...

Today I'd like to introduce you to Patricia Emerick of Fayetteville, AR.  Patricia has been a demonstrator for about 15 months and she made this card for her upline Ruthie Graen.  It's stamped on the card then stamped again and cut out so the wing looks like it is floating on top. 

Very pretty Patricia, thanks for sharing!!

Whether you are stocking up on basics or ordering lots of fun things from the Spring Catalog all add up to FREE products! With every $50 purchase you can choose a FREE item from the 2013 Sale-a-bration flyer shown HERE.

And...when joining the Stampin' Up! family, you get an additional 25% worth of products added to your Starter Kit as we celebrate Stampin' Up!'s 25th Anniversary! What a great time to join!
Starter Kit is just $99 and you choose $158.50 in products.

Sunday, January 27, 2013

Oh Hello & Inky Fingers

Ready for another Oh Hello card?  I'm telling ya', I am in serious love with this set!!

Cardstock:  Crumb Cake, Whisper White, Soft Suede
Stamp Set:  Oh Hello, Confetti
Accessories:  Paper Doilies, In Color Dahlias, Early Espresso Bakers Twine, 5/8" Flower Trim, Rhinestone Jewels

Inky Fingers Club is about to start it's Big Shot session featuring products from the new Spring Catalog and registration is discounted for the first 50 members to sign up! 
Inky Fingers Club is a membership site, owned and operated by Julie Brewer, with weekly tutorials that hosts three Special Sessions annually.

For the Spring Special Session, each of the designers is creating a group of projects focusing on everyone’s favorite tool, THE BIG SHOT! There will be 14 exclusive collections, each in a unique style, surely enough variety to please everyone.

The Spring Special Session begins February 10th, a new and exclusive tutorial that features projects prepared by one of our creative designers, Becky Roberts, Penny Smiley, Missy Sparrow, Carlene Eshelman, Celia Cawthon, Jennifer Thomas,
Amanda Burditt, Mary Kinsey and me, Julie Brewer, will be revealed daily for two weeks. 

All the tutorials include detailed step by step directions and photos and are downloadable for members to print or save to their computer. 
These tutorials are exclusive to Inky Fingers Club and will not be available anywhere else.

Sign up and join me HERE

Friday, January 25, 2013

Paper Pumpkin & A Little Creativity

I'm sure by now you've heard all about the marvelous world of Paper Pumpkin.  It is a fantastic new monthly kit subscription from Stampin' Up! delivered right to your doorstep just in time for your monthly dose of creativity!

Sign up for your monthly Paper Pumpkin today by visiting and click "Get It."
Be sure to put my name as your demonstrator BECKY ROBERTS (and if it asks for my zip code, 83713) at the end of the simple registration process, so that I can help you with your Paper Pumpkin subscription should any issues arise. 

Send me an e-mail after you sign up as I won't be getting a notification. *Ü*

Here's a bit of creativity from Leadership to show you.  I think the display boards are amazing and I love, love, how they are all displayed on chalkboards.  

 If you would like to see these and many more displays up close and personal, plan on attending convention this summer in July.  The starter kit is a great deal right now - choose $158.50 in products for just $99 and it ships free.

 And of course a little funny business went on at Leadership...what is it with my team and bathroom humor?

 Kim and I returned to our room to find the place tossed - I mean like Rock Star tossed!  It was pretty impressive!!
And all this time I though conjoining rooms has been so much fun...

All I have to say is Kari Karlin and Carrie Rhoades, you better watch your backs ladies, you know what they say about pay back!!!  

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Welcome to 2013 Sale-a-bration!

It's here - the promotion we wait all year for!  Stocking up on basics or ordering lots of fun things from the Spring Catalog all add up to FREE products!  With every $50 purchase you can choose a FREE item from the 2013 Sale-a-bration flyer shown HERE.  

And...when joining the Stampin' Up! family, you get an additional 25% worth of products added to your Starter Kit as we celebrate Stampin' Up!'s 25th Anniversary!  What a great year to join! 
Starter Kit is just $99 and you choose $158.50 in products.  

 Another card idea using the Oh Hello stamp set.  Don't get sick of it yet, I have LOTS to show you with this one!  This one inspired by a card I saw on Pinterest.  I loved how she used the Honeycomb Embossing Folder and cut out the combs for the ribbon. *Ü* 
 There was no name on it nor watermark, so if that was your idea, thank you for sharing!

Cardstock:  Soft Suede, Calypso Coral, Very Vanilla, Tea For Two Designer Series Paper, First Edition Designer Series Paper
Stamp Set:  Oh Hello
Accessories:  Blossom Punch, 1-3/4" Circle Punch, Honeycomb Embossing Folder, Big Shot, Corner Rounder, Island Indigo Ribbon

Please order your Stampin' Up! products HERE

Monday, January 21, 2013

Channel 7 Spotlight on Community Education

The day before I left for Leadership in Orlando, I was asked to join Carla Senteno with Boise Community Education for a spotlight on Community Ed on live TV...ya, LIVE!  

 Waiting in the lobby to be called back.  They still had their Christmas tree up and it was all decorated in NBC peacock theme - so cool!  See Katie Couric over there in the corner? *Ü*


Scott Evans, Carla Senteno and me.

Carla is the director of Boise Community Education and she was doing a spotlight story on the upcoming winter session of classes.  I'm teaching three classes this session, Basic Stamping Techniques, DIY Party Favors and Springtime Card & Purse and was asked to bring the Party Favor projects to show and talk about.

Thank you Carla for inviting me!

Come join us, sign up online at  

Saturday, January 19, 2013

Oh Hello Flower Trim Doilies

I always put a little something in the bag for my stamp club girls and you probably know by now I love the new here's what I did for this month.

I really love that you can color this 5/8" flower Trim with ink.  You can saturate them in ink and water or you can just color the surface with a Sponge Dauber.
Very pretty, don't you think?

126869 Flower Trim
129399 Paper Doilies
130730 (wood) Oh Hello
130733 (clear) Oh Hello
102892 Sponge Daubers

Please order your Stampin' Up! products HERE.  

Thursday, January 17, 2013

Good Friends, Great Gifts!

The best part of Leadership is seeing old friends exchanging gifts and swapping cards!

A few of the gifts from BFF Kim

 Kim & I

 Diana Gibbs, Marlene Salvato and Rhonda Morgan - love these girls!!

I hit the mother lode with Marlene!  That girl can SWAP!!!  If you are a fan of Diana Gibbs blog, you know Marlene as MAMMa.

Swap card from Rhonda Morgan.

Two beauties from Diana Gibbs.
Miss you girls - it was so fun to see you again and get to spend time together!!

I'll share more friends and more gifts/swaps next time!

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Leadership in Orlando, Florida

What a fantastic week I had in Orlando for Stampin' Up!'s Leadership Conference.  So many, many great things to share and exciting announcements.  This is going to be a fabulous year for sure!! In deciding what to share, I have decided to put off the announcements for a couple days while some of the kinks get worked out and talk about a very special experience.

 I was asked to present in the Social Media class on blogging.  It's one thing to blog - but to talk about it to your peers is another thing.   SCARY!  After months of preparation it was kind of surreal to be actually doing it last week. 

Would you like a little behind the scenes look?



It's super dark and very professional looking behind the stage.  Those awesome people were busy making preparations and getting ready.  I'm getting my microphone on for the rehearsal. They clip it on the back of your pants, slide it up your shirt and hang it over your ear just in case you really want to know. *Ü*

Getting instructions on where to stand, where to look, how to control the slides and script, and oh, by the way, don't be nervous.  Right!!
Thank goodness for rehearsals!  

Taking a bow - I made it through rehearsal!

Andrea Withers the Demonstrator Training Coordinator we worked with for the Social Media Class.  What a doll - we had SO much fun!

 I will hopefully have a photo of the live presentations soon to show you. 

The Social Media presenters ...
Diane Dimich - Face Book
Catherine Pooler - You Tube
Becky Roberts - Blogging
Andrea Withers - the boss of it all!

What an amazing experience that was.  Thank you Stampin' Up!, that was quite an honor to be asked and trusted to present to your leaders.