Thursday, October 28, 2010

Another Purse......

 Since I have had this purse template, I just love making these adorable purse sets.  The purse can hold up to 6 cards with envelopes.  The front pocket of the purse could be used for small gift tags or cards.  Cherry Cobbler is my most favorite color right now.  I tend to pick a piece up everytime I make a card.  The designer paper is called Love Letter.  When I first ordered it, I had no idea what to do with it since black and red aren't really in my color schemes.  I definitely had to think outside of the box.  Once I started putting the purse together (you can purchase the template on Becky Robert's blog), I really liked how the DSP looked.  Using the cherry cobbler seam binding ribbon and the vintage brads gives the cards that extra special touch.  I loved the vintage feel of each card and would definitely use this designer paper more often.  Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Need Last Minute Halloween Ideas??

 I just came across the greatest blog ever!!!!   A fellow demonstrator Diana Ball-Seitz has some AMAZING Halloween treat ideas and great Halloween definitely need to check out her blog, Stamping Moon.   You will not be dissappointed....I am definitely subscribing to her blog and following it.  I just love getting ideas from other talented demonstrators since I tend to not have the greatest creative gene!!!!  Enjoy her website and I hope she can inspire you as much as she has inspired me!

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Cards For Sale

I had stated in an earlier post that I have been making cards to sell in a local gift shop.  I am so excited that they are doing extremely well.  What's nice about selling the cards is that it gets your name out and as long as you have the SU! logo on your card, you can sell them.  The card to left is using the watercolor trio stamp set.  I colored the stamp using the pear pizzaz and concord crush markers.  The pear pizzaz poly twill ribbon adds that special touch on this clean and simple card.  

This next card was using the fifth avenue floral stamp set and on the lily I added some dazzling diamonds glitter.  This is again a very simple and clean card and theglitter adds the special touch.  
I love this next card using the circle circus stamp set.  This card is used with the new in colors....pear pizzaz, concord crush, peach parfait, poppy parade and blushing bride.  There is no rhyme or reason to this card, just random stamping of the circle stamps and a simple sentiment.  This last card is a little busy for my taste but I liked the lay out of the card.  Using the greenhouse DSP I was able to compliment the card with the friends never fade stamp set.  Using pear pizzaz, daffidol delight, poppy parade and pumpkin pie ink pads I stamped the scalloped squares and adhered them to the marina mist cardstock. 

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

New Holiday Bundles!!!!

 Today launches the first day of the holiday bundles sale.  Below you will find what SU! is offering at 20% to get you started on making the perfect handmade gift for your friends and loved ones.  From now until December 16th you can save 20% on bundles products that make wonderful gifts.  Go to the customer page of the Stampin' UP! website and click on the above picture to get instructions on how to make these gifts and start saving today!!!!!  I will be posting Christmas ideas as well in the coming weeks using these bundles.

Friday, October 15, 2010

Purse-enly Yours

 So I've been a little MIA lately.  I was in Cincinnati last week to support the Reds in the playoffs against the Philadelphia Phillies.  What an experience!!!!!  There are some SERIOUS fans, and I'm not saying that lightly.  The first two games were in Philly and one in Cincinnati.  We only played 3 due to being swept.  I must say that I am glad that our season is over but I just wanted to win 1 game against the Phillies.  The Reds will bounce back and we will be in the playoffs again next season.  ANYWAY..........

I have been making cards and gift sets to sell a local specialty store "LisaLisa's Gift Closet."  I went the other day to see how my cards were selling.  I am so excited....they are selling and I need to make more.  I will be concentrating on gift sets like this one. 

As a demonstrator, I am able to look for ideas from other demonstrators and Becky Roberts is one of them.  Becky sells the purse templates on her website.  This purse is really easy to make.  Becky's instructions are wonderful.  You can design the purse any way you want.  The purse can hold 4-6 standard (5 1/2 x 4 1/4) cards and envelopes.  I thought about putting little gift cards and envelopes in the pocket.  I used the Lap of Luxury DSP as the backdrop for the purse and the cards.  I stamped some of the images from the Growing Green stamp set and watercolored them.  I love being able to use the watercolor crayons or pencils and my blender pen to watercolor the images.  As you can see, the fine lined images work best for watercoloring.  Instead of using our watercolor paper I used the other side of a piece of shimmery cardstock.  You will need to use a heavier piece of cardstock or watercolor paper so when you are blending the color, the paper will not ball up.  I have posted the cards that will be in the purse.  You can click on each picture to get a closer look.   

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

More products in the Clearance Rack

 Now is a great time to check out all the clearance items....Stampin' UP! has just added more products to the clearance rack.  With the holidays coming up, it's a great time to stock up on products. 

I know that my posting has been lacking lately.  I have been very busy with traveling to see baseball.  For the first time in 15 years the Cincinnati Reds, my hometown, won the central division title!!!!!!!!!  I will be traveling to Philadelphia to see the Reds play on Wednesday and Friday.  It's a very exciting time for the city and my family.  Once things settle down I will be posting again.