From September 1st through October 18th (or while supplies last), when you sign up with Stampin' Up! you not only receive a ton of fabulous products, you also get this Greenhouse Gala tote FREE! This is a $39.95 value.
The tote is shown with starter kit products inside.
Greenhouse Gala Craft Tote Description:
•100% twill nylon exterior; 100% nylon interior
•Dimensions: 15-3/4" x 7-5/8" x 8-7/8"
•Includes attachable shoulder strap for easy transport
•Center section fits 12" x 12" card stock, Craft Keepers, and Paper Cutter
•Outside pockets fit extra-large punches perfectly
•Outside flap pockets offer secure spot for accessories
•Back zipper pocket holds up to seven Stampin' Pads
•Perfect for carrying your crafting supplies to crops, classes, hostess events or just organizing your crafting space.
To sign up, you can go to here and use the password star and you can contact me for more information at firstname.lastname@example.org .
Also, Stampin' Up! just added a ton of new products to the Clearance Rack and they will be going fast so you won't want to miss out!
I thought I would share some Stamp Camp things ahead of time this time around instead of after the fact! The first picture is of a couple of the door prizes (although it will still be a surprise to see what fun things are inside!). The cute purse tutorial came from Sandy Hancock and I will have to make more of these - so cute and fun!
The following two pictures are of the thank yous I made for this session. I was inspired by Monika Davis's little owl notes that she made with the Two Tags die and thought I would mess around with the top note with the same concept.
Here is the inside with the post it notes.
I will send out another sneak peak of projects later this week - there is still time to sign up!
Saturday, September 4th
Park River School Alumni Room
make and takes and
Lisa and I will have some fun things to show you from the new Holiday Mini Catalog as well so hope you can join us!
This is for a sketch challenge on Soul Scrappers, I added a few elements, but like the way it turned out. The colors are Marina Mist, Bashful Blue, Certainly Celery and Chocolate Chip. I think this color combination may be something I have to use again :)
Here is another back to school project that I put together. The tin is an empty build a brad container and I just covered it with the Play Date Designer Series paper and some ribbon. I love making the owls in the cork so I added one of those and then a tag from the First Day stamp set and filled it with some crayons.
I was disappointed when the Razzleberry Lemonade Designer Series paper retired at the end of June, but I do love the new colors we have with the same pattern which is now called Blueberry Crisp. Here are a couple simple cards made with some of that paper.
I used the stamp set Word Play for both of these cards and on the first one - a punch that will be available in the Holiday mini catalog - Extra large decorative label.
and on the inside I just used a couple scraps to add color and give a lighter spot to write.
Another new punch that will come out September 1st of the Extra large 2 1/2 inch circle which I paired with the 1 3/4 inch circle on this card.
This stamp set seems to one I grab a lot lately and I really like the sayings because there are some for scrapbook pages as well. I did two cards CASEing Julie Pitta who is our featured stamper on our demonstrator community this week.
Both cards also feature the Greenhouse Gala Designer Series papaer
I used the Birthday, Posy Party and Candle Crazy builder wheels along with a triple cell cartridge (inked with Rich Razzleberry, Soft Suede and Old Olive reinkers) and instead of using the whole "happy birthday to you", I cut it into pieces and used the Birthday part of a stamp in the Afterthoughts set as well.
I decided to try out the color challenge at Create with Connie and Mary this week. The colors were - Daffodil Deight, Pacific Point, Wild Wasabi, Bashful Blue and Basic Black and I found I was out of the Wild Wasabi card stock, so that color just ended up being the ink color on this one. I used the new Scallop Square Duo Bigz Die that will be available in the Holiday Mini catalog and the Perfect Polka Dots and Vintage Wallpaper impressions folders as well.
The ribbon is 1/8 inch taffeta in Daffodil Delight and the stamp set is Occassional Quotes.
As another example of how to use stamps in a way different than they were intended for our Late Night Stampers Challenge this week, I played with the wall in my stamp room.
I stamped with Stazon ink and then colored in with markers. I have texture on the wall so it isn't the most clean stamp, but it turned out ok. I was thinking it might be fun to add a frame over the top to create the idea of a framed picture hanging there.
This is a mix of old and new - retired Designer Series paper and a new hostess stamp set called Afterthoughts. I made a scallop envelope for the inside to hold a gift card using the Big Shot to add a little bit to the inside of the card.
The card follows Mary Jo's sketch for the week too.
Baja Breeze, Chocolate Chip, So Saffron and Whisper White card stock
This page was a challenge for VC Rocks to use new colors in a page. It is done with My Digital Studio and the pictures are of Maddie during this year's hippotherapy with "my Julie". That is her special name for her awesome therapist :) Every Wednesday morning this summer when she woke up, she would say, "Mommy, is it Eddie day?" and when I told her yes she would reply, "YES! I get to see MY JULIE!"
I used the Love Letter Designer paper for this project and the Fancy Favor and Scallop Circles #2 dies with the Bigh Shot. The ribbon on the front of the Fancy Favor bag is just made from Designer paper and I put an Antique brad in the middle to hold it. There are a few bookmarks made from the Two Tags die inside the favor box and a little card to go along with it.
Just Add Ink has a challenge this week called Just Add Wheels....I thought I would make a page with my favorite "wheels" that I use every fall. My 8 year old son took these pictures last night, he is still testing out the camera he received for his birthday in May. The color pictures are actually of my dad in his combine and the sepia background is mine.
This is a really basic layout since I wanted to focus on the large sepia background.
The shape of the Basic Gray circle was made by using the Top Note die. You run it through once and then turn it and run the top note piece through again and do it a couple more times to get this shape.
Here are some fun Back to School items. I took the glass out of an 8 x 10 frame and covered the back part of the frame with Old Olive paper and added some stamping using Elementary Essentials (retired) and First Day stamp sets.
The middle is a piece of 5 x 7 aluminum roof flashing covered with Play Date Designer Series paper. The
A + circle is a magnet and there is also a magnet behind the binder clip holding the sticky notes.
I used one of the new Antique brads to hold a small piece of ribbon that the pen slides into and also added a cute little owl I made with the owl punch.
The tutorial for this cute little pencil holder comes from Inkspirations4you and I used the same First Day Stamp set along with Cherry Cobbler, Very Vanilla and Basic Black card stock along with the Newsprint Designer Series paper.
I will have some more fun Back to School projects for you in a couple weeks!
It has been a crazy ride for me the last couple of weeks in the stamping world. First, earning the design team honors for Late Night Stampers and Soul Scrappers, and then on August 4th, I woke up and checked my e-mail found Sherrill Graff's blog post that listed me as a finalist in her sample card contest!
Wow is all I can say.
Here is the card:
So as a finalist, I need to make 50 card fronts and send them to Sherrill in exchange for $350 in free Stampin' Up! merchandise of my choice from her. Woo Hoo! Pretty good deal in my opinion.
I will post a picture of the products I picked when they arrive - there are definitely some basic pearls in there :)
Since the weather hasn't been cooperating with us and I cannot be in my combine harvesting wheat, I have put some time in on the samples.
200 butterflies cut out with the Big Shot before the sponging
I think my fingers are permanently stained in Soft Suede :) although I am ready for assembly.
You can enter Sherrill's monthly sample contest too, just send a sample you made to:
sample maker contest
605 Kendrick Place
Boulder City NV 89005
Entry needs to be to Sherrill by Monday August 30th