Sunday, June 30, 2013

Chalk Talk In A Lunch Bag

When I find a new idea I usually wear it out!  I get a little obsessed with something I love. *Ü*

I made this card for my New Catalog Open House Chalk Talk stamp set display.

Instead of putting it in an envelope, I put it in a paper bag...envelope.

Cardstock:  Strawberry Slush, Coastal Cabana, Whisper White
Stamp Set:  Chalk Talk, Chevron Background
Accessories:  Wide Oval Punch, Heart Punch. Coastal Cabana Ruffled Stretch Trim, Designer Frames Embossing Folder, Chevron Embossing Folder and the Big Shot, baby!
I bought regular old lunch sacks from Target, cut off the gusseted part and sealed the new bottom closed with SNAIL.  Then I put it through the Chevron Embossing Folder for some texture.

I loved this so much that I used the same style for new catalog swap with my team!

Chalk  Talk Clear Bundle


View the new 2013-2014 Stampin' Up! catalog online, and please place your order right HERE.

Friday, June 28, 2013

Flower Shop Love Notes

Hi blog friends!  At the request of several of you (thank you) I've added a new feature to my blog.  If you hover over a photo a Pin It button will pop up on the right hand corner of each photo making it easy for you to pin the photos to your Pinterest board.  I'd like some feedback on this if you don't you like it or not? 

  These are little 3 x 3 Love Note size cards.  I love this size to make a quick thank you to slip into an order for my customers. 

Cardstock:  Crisp Cantaloupe
Stamp Set:  Flower Shop, Lots of Thanks
Accessories:  Pansy Punch, Jewels

Stampin' Write Markers Available Individually For a Short Time Only!
In the 2013-2014 annual catalog, we offer the Stampin' Write Marker New Color Kit (item 130034, page 163) to help you update your Many Marvelous Marker pack. Now, we've sweetened the deal. For a limited time, from June 26 until October 31, you can buy any of the new colors in the pack or on their own! Go ahead, fill in the missing pieces in your collection or buy the whole lot.
Stampin' Write Marker New Color Kit

 130034 $28.95Stampin' Write Marker New Color Kit
Bermuda Bay, Blushing Bride, Calypso Coral, Crushed Curry, Island Indigo, Pear Pizzazz, Pool Party, Smoky Slate, Soft Sky, Wisteria Wonder
 131899 $3.50Bermuda Bay Stampin' Write Marker
 131265 $3.50Blushing Bride Stampin' Write Marker
 131902 $3.50Calypso Coral Stampin' Write Marker
 131901 $3.50Crushed Curry Stampin' Write Marker
 131905 $3.50Island Indigo Stampin' Write Marker
 131266 $3.50Pear Pizzazz Stampin' Write Marker
 131904 $3.50Pool Party Stampin' Write Marker
 131898 $3.50Smoky Slate Stampin' Write Marker
 131900 $3.50Soft Sky Stampin' Write Marker
 131903 $3.50Wisteria Wonder Stampin' Write Marker

View the new 2013-2014 Stampin' Up! catalog online, and please place your order right HERE.


Wednesday, June 26, 2013

June Friday Free Class

Once a month I offer a free class and this was the one for last week.

Cardstock:  Costal Cabana, Basic Gray, Smoky Slate, Whisper White, Eastern Elegance Designer Series Paper
Stamp Set:  Perfect Blend
Accessories:  Oval Accent Bigz Clear Die, Apothecary Accents Framelits, Beautifully Baroque Embossing Folder, Big Shot, 5/8" Organza Ribbon, Corner Rounder

Thank you Amy Storrie for a great card to CASE.
Cardstock:  Pistachio Pudding, Strawberry Slush, Whisper White
Stamp Set:  Six-Sided Sampler
Accessories:  Honeycomb Embossing Folder, Bitty Banners Framelits, Big Shot, Hexagon Punch, Small Oval Punch, Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack, Rhinestones, Whisper White Stitched Grosgrain Ribbon

Cardstock:  Crisp Cantaloupe, Whisper White, Strawberry Slush
Stamp Set:  Flower Shop, Chalk Talk
Accessories:  Chalktalk Framelits, Floral Fusion Sizzlit, Little Leaves Sizzlit, Big Shot, Coastal Cabana 3/8" Ruffled Stretch Trim, Calypso Coral 3/4" Chevron Ribbon, Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack, Rhinestones, Cello Bags, Candy
View the new 2013-2014 Stampin' Up! catalog online, and please place your order right HERE.

Monday, June 24, 2013

Chalk Talk Like Shelli!

Channeling my inner Shelli here. *Ü*  I really like the card she made like this for her 25th anniversary card showing. 
Love, love, love Chalk Talk and the matching Framelits.  You will be seeing a lot of this stamp set from me!
Crumb Cake, Bermuda Bay and Basic Black cardstock.
Crumb Cake, Melon Mambo, Old Olive and Basic Black cardstock.
Chalk  Talk Clear Bundle
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Sale: 25% off three of our greeting sets!
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June 30, 2013

View the new 2013-2014 Stampin' Up! catalog online, and please place your order right HERE.

Saturday, June 22, 2013

Perfect Blend Birthday

The first set in the new catalog that I knew I was going to order was Perfect Blend - this adorable little coffee set.
Cardstock:  Basic Gray, Smoky  Slate, Strawberry Slush, Birthday Basics Designer Series Paper
Stamp Sets:  Perfect Blend, Really good Greetings
Accessories:  Scallop Edge Border Punch, Alphabet Press Embossing Folder, Big Shot, Calypso Coral Baker's Twine
View the new 2013-2014 Stampin' Up! catalog online, and please place your order right HERE

Thursday, June 20, 2013

Brown Paper Bag Pouches

I'll admit it, I'm in love with brown paper bags. They fall in line with my passion for school supplies and office supplies. *Ü*
I folded them into pouches and sewed the edges.  First time EVER sewing....I bought a little machine and found a You Tube video on how to use it.  Probably will never be a seamstress, but I'm pretty happy with how these turned out.

I used the new Sketched Birthdays stamp set, Gingham Garden Designer Series Paper, Paper Doilies, Natural Trim Ribbon and lots of little accessories.
These little pouches were for my first level inventive gifts for a job well done.  Nice works ladies!
Thanks Sarah Sagert for the inspiration and sharing the idea of making tags for a paper bag pouch on Stampin' Connections, our demonstrator share site.
View the new 2013-2014 Stampin' Up! catalog online, and please place your order right HERE. 

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Team Tuesday

I'm back with another Team Tuesday feature...
Today I would like to share with you the work of my awesome downline, Monica Mowry of Hayward, California.  This is a project she made for her husband for Father's Day.
Isn't this adorable?!
Here is what Monica had to say about this project.

1 6 pack of IBC cream soda. 
Candy and Nuts. Any will do as long as it fits going into the bottle.

Card stock: Brights Collection Designer Series Paper to decorate case and belly bands for the bottles.

Pacific Point cardstock for rosette and 1" circle for top of the cap. Tempting Turquoise cardstock for the Father's Fay tag & top of cap.

The following colors for top of caps Old Olive, Pumpkin Pie, Real Red, Daffodil Delight, Whisper White.

Stamp sets: Cycle Celebration, Create a Cupcake, A Round Array, Teeny Tiny Wishes.

Accessories: Decorative Label Punch, 7/8" Scallop Circle Punch, Large Oval Punch, 1" Circle Punch, Simply Scored scoring tool, Whisper White Baker's Twine.

To decorate the case was pretty easy. I just measured the front and cut it out using the Designer Series Paper.  The handle and the sides I had to trace and then cut out.

For the tags I just stamped and punched out with the decorative label punch and tied it to bottle using whisper white baker's twine.

This was a fun project to do. I got this idea from looking at the new catalog for the first time and seeing this soda stamp. I thought it would be neat to make a tag and attach to a soda bottle. Then it just popped in my head to fill soda bottles with candy. I had thought of just putting the bottles in a little wooden crate you can find at the craft store then when I bought the case I knew I just had to decorate it using our awesome Stampin' Up! paper.

Thank you Monica for sharing such a great project!!

It's time for the new catalog session of Inky Fingers Club! 
My downline Julie Brewer, runs this online club.  I am just one of the designers on this session with 14 other fabulous stampers. 
July 7 – July 20
Summer 2013 Session

 2 Weeks of Daily Tutorials
Over 50 Projects
Photos! Photos! Photos!
Bonus Video Tutorials
Daily Challenges & Prizes

You can join in on the fun and access the weekly & Summer projects by joining Inky Fingers Club today.
Check it all out HERE. 

Sunday, June 16, 2013

Open House & Rubber Garage Sale

Yesterday was such a fun day as I shared the new catalog with my customers!  I had lots of displays set up featuring new products.. so here are a few highlights to share with you.
Welcome table

Pretty Packaging Bundles
New In Colors and Gingham Garden Product Suite

Make-n-take table

Our card for the make-n-take featuring the Strawberry Slush, Baked Brown Sugar and Coastal Cabana In Colors, Flower Shop Stamp set coordinating Pansy punch, Doilies, White Baker's Twine and Pearls.

And a glimpse into the Rubber Garage sale.