Thursday, May 19, 2011

Teacher Gifts

I can't believe it's the end of the school year for my children.  I will have 2 children in Middle School next year.....UGH!  I do love this time of year though....I love making teacher gifts!!!!  When I received June's edition of Stampin' Success I saw a  great project using our cork sheets....These coasters were so easy to make...I started layering using the Big Shot Multipurpose Adhesive Sheets. You start with the cork sheet, then adhesive sheet, add your DSP, then another sheet of adhesive and then top it off with a window sheet.  I ran my attached layers through the Big Shot with the Scallop Circle Bigz Die and Voila!!!!  Easy Peazy!!!  I used Paisley Prints DSP and they turned out great.  A gift of 4 coasters is a great gift....just add some ribbon and a little thank you tag to complete the package.

This next gift was designed by Mary here to go to her blog and find the directions.  This was an easy project to make and any teacher would love to get this gift. 

 I love this new stamp set....Flower Fest!!!!!  The playful lines make it so versatile. 
  Hope you enjoyed these gifts and try them out.....don't forget to check out Mary's blog for more details on the simple mini note card trio and envelope set....

Monday, May 16, 2011

Graduation Time and A Cute Little Card

I was so excited when a friend of mine asked if I would make her daughter's graduation party invitations....of course I said yes.  I couldn't wait to get my hands on the stamp set Sunny Fun (123042) and play.  I thought the sandals were perfect for the invitation.  They are having an outdoor party with a band so it was fitting to use the sandals.  I used pacific point and melon mambo cardstock to match the colors on the sandals and gave the invitation a little "pop" with the daffodil delight ribbon.  Erika, the graduate, was very excited. 

This next card I had to 11 year old son, Trey, was up in my stamp room with me when I was making the invitations and asked if he could make a card.  I love when my children stamp with me.  He wanted a stamp set with flowers so I gave him the new stamp set "Flower Fest".  He also wanted a stamp that said "love" on it.  Once he asked me for the sentiment, I knew exactly who he was making the card for....his little friend Laney.  He stamped the images all by himself....I was so proud of him.  I asked him I could take a picture of it to put on my blog.  I thought it was really cute of him to make his special friend a card.  Hope you enjoy it as much as I did......

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Mother's Day Flower Fest

 The summer mini is out and I am just in love with this new stamp set....Flower Fest!!!!  When you pair this stamp set up with the new embossing powders....OMG!!!! I started with so saffron cardstock and embossed the flowers and the butterfly with tangerine tango, wild wasabi,  and melon mambo embossing powders.  Here is something more OMG about this stamp set......the flower and butterfly images can be punched out!!!!!  I just love when stamp sets are so versatile!!!!  The stem was stamped in wild wasabi randomly and then the flowers with added with dimensionals for depth!!!  This picture does not do it's so awesome in person.  I hope my mom likes it......
Here is a close up of the card.....
If you would like the summer mini so you can order this wonderful stamp set and the embossing powders just leave me a comment or email me.......remember that you can order on my SU! website 24/7!!!!!!

Monday, May 2, 2011

Strength and Hope Campaign

 On May 1st, Stampin' UP! started the Strength and Hope Campaign.   Alot of demonstrators are using this campaign to spread awareness about Breast Cancer.  I know in the Savannah area, there have been alot of walks for the Susan B. Komen foundation that honors those women and men who have suffered with this deadly disease.  There have been lots of stories from people exhibiting their strength, hope and courage fighting and for the most part overcoming this disease. 

Stampin' UP! has always taken an interest raising money for various non-profit organizations by giving part of the proceeds of stamp sales to them.  One organization is the Ronald McDonald House which helps house families near the hospitals when their child is being treated for an extended illness or disease. 

Now the company has started a new venture.....Breast Cancer Awareness Foundation.   For every sale of the strength and hope stamp set, SU! will give $2 to the BCAF. 

I will be holding a class on the evening of May 9th to showcase this stamp set.  Those who come that evening will be making 4 cards and 2 3D projects.  I have had the stamp set for over a month, one of the perks of being a demonstrator is that you can receive the products before they are offered to the customer, and I have thoroughly enjoyed playing with it.  I apologize for this horrible picture but this is one of the cards we will be making that evening.  I will be showcasing how to incorporate two colors on one stamp with a technique called....thumping. 

The card on the right is another card we will be making using the quilting technique....great for scrap paper lying around. 
During the workshop I will have door prizes and I will showcase some of the stamps from the summer mini catalog that is now on the catalog on the right to download it and see what's new for the summer. 
If you are in the Savannah area and would like to come to the event, please email me or call me to RSVP.....doors open at 6pm......hope to see you all there!!!!!