Monday, January 18, 2010

More Open House Projects

Yesterday I showed you the project I demonstrated and gave to all of my guests. Today I have for you the two projects they all got to make. After a quick demonstration on how to use our new punches, clear mount stamps and the Big Shot, they each made the gift tag and Valentine's card.
Several of the guests had little to no stamp experience, so I made the projects fairly simple. Most of the card is self explanatory from looking at it. The heart on the card is from the New Scalloped Heart of Hearts Embosslit in the Occassions Mini Catalog. It both cuts out the main heart shape and embosses little hearts all over it at the same time.
The monkey is from the Fox & Friends Stamp Set. He is one of 7 lovely animals. I stamped him in Close to Cocoa and then colored in the face and belly with a Creamy Caramel Stampin' Write Marker. The sentiment is from the Teeny Tiny Wishes Stamp Set. There are 24 sentiments in the stamp set. They all fit inside the Word Window Punch, which layers perfectly on the Modern Label Punch. Both projects use a piece of Bride Specialty Paper.
For the gift tag card we started with a piece of Textured Sahara Sand Cardstock. A few of the guests will need a little more practice with the Scallop Trim Corner Punch, but everyone had fun.
I picked up a little ribbon tip from Meg Loven. To help save on ribbon when making a little tassle, don't tie the ribbon in a knot. Instead tie a piece of linen thread arround the tails of the ribbon. Linen thread comes in longer pieces for less money than most of the ribbons. The hearts are from the I {Heart} Hearts Stamp Set in the Occassions Mini Catalog. All three of them come on one stamp and fit perfectly into the Heart to Heart Punch.
You can order Stampin' Up! products 24/7 at My Stampin' Up! Website. Please feel free to contact me with any questions about Stampin' Up! or upcoming classes and workshops I am having.

Products Used: All products can be found in the 2009-2010 Idea Book & Catalog unless noted.
I {Heart} Hearts Stamp Set--Occassions Mini
Teeny Tiny Wishes Stamp Set
Fox & Friends Stamp Set--Occassions Mini
Scallop Trim Corner Punch--Occassions Mini
SU! Heart of Hearts Embosslit--Occassions Mini
Big Shot
Bride Specialty Paper
Stampin' Dimensionals
Snail Adhesive
Silver Brads
Black Gingham Ribbon
Linen Thread
Creamy Caramel Stampin' Write Marker
Close to Cocoa Classic Ink Pad
Pixie Pink Classic Ink Pad
Pixie Pink Cardstock
Sahara Sand Cardstock
Basic Black Cardstock
Whisper White Cardstock

Sunday, January 17, 2010

Open House

I had an open house yesterday to kick off the New Occassions Mini Catalog and Sale-A-Bration Promotion. I had a lot of fun making projects for everyone. Half of the people had never stamped with me before.
As a treat for everyone, I made them a milk box container using the Big Shot Milkbox Die on page 23 of the Occassions Mini Catalog. I made them out of Pixie Pink cardstock. The die cuts the shape and gives you easy to fold lines to make the box. The milkbox container is held shut with a few pieces of sticky strip.
Using the NEW Scallop Trim Border Punch from the Sale-A-Bration Promotion I made the black strip to go around the box. It is tied with a piece of White Organza Ribbon (IBC pg. 183). The image on the tag is also from the Sale-A-Bration Promotion. I filled the box with a handful of Hershey Kisses and held it closed with a piece from the Clip Assortment (IBC pg. 179).
Check out details on how you can get the Scallop Trim Punch or the Stamp Set used on this project for FREE by checking out the Sale-A-Bration Promotion.
Everyone at the open house also made two projects to match the milkbox. To see these projects check back tomorrow.

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Products Used:
#11710 SU! Mini Milk Carton Die
#113439 Big Shot
#119119 Whimsical Words Stamp Set
#114319 White Organza Ribbon
#104199 Linen Thread
#108362 Crop-a-dile
#109043 Scallop Circle Punch
#104401 1-3/8" Circle Punch
#104332 Snail Adhesive
#104294 Sticky Strip
#112580 Clip Assortment
#105212 Pixie Pink Classic Ink Pad
#105121 Pixie Pink Cardtock
#102851 Basic Black Cardstock
#105328 Sahara Sand Cardstock
#100730 Whisper White Cardstock

#108588 Basic Black, Sahara Sand, Whisper White, Very Vanilla, Basic Grey and Going Grey Cardstock are also available as a Neutral Cardstock Variety Pack

Thursday, January 7, 2010

The Write Stuff-MDS Download

I placed my Sale-A-Bration order the other day and added on a few of the My Digital Studio downloads I had yet to get. I didn't pay for the super fast shipping so I will not have my new Sale-A-Bration or Occassions Mini items until next week. To tide me over I did load the downloads I purchased into My Digital Studio. The Downloads are instant when you purchase them online. No waiting for the big brown truck. Though I love it when the UPS man brings me new goodies.
This page is actually a pre-designed 8-1/2" by 11" page that comes with the "The Write Stuff Digital Kit" (#120881--$9.95). I did move the tag and wording so that it didn't overlap my son's face in the bottom picture. Other than that it was good to go. Took less than 5 minutes to create, save and email off to my sister-in-law (mother of the older boy).
To check out all the latest downloads for My Digital Studio, go to My Stampin' Up! Website. Select "Shop now" in the upper right corner. Then select Digital Crafting, My Digital Downloads and Most Recent Downloads from the menu on the left.

New downloads were added today.
My Digital Studio is only $79.95 and can be ordered online 24/7 to be sent right to your door. It is available for Mac or PC and comes with over 1000 images, stamps, papers and embelishments to use. Each month there is new content you can download to your computer to use.
Order My Digital Studio between now and the end of March and you can also select a Sale-A-Bration item for FREE!

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Sale-A-Bration is HERE!

It is January. You know what that means. Christmas is over, time to take down the lights. Superbowl is just around the corner. The temperatures are cold outside and hopefully warm inside. All those things are true, but my favorite part about January is .....

It is the Stampin' Up! sale of the year. No limits to what you can buy or how much you can earn. A time when Stampin' Up! rewards EVERYONE for their order with FREE stuff. You can select from 4 EXCLUSIVE Sale-A-Bration stamp sets, a newly designed edge punch or a paper pack with 72 sheets in it. This year they have made it even better. You can also select any stamp set in the 2009-2010 Idea Book & Catalog valued under $15.95. Many of these stamp sets come in English, Spanish or even French. The NEW EXCLUSIVE Sale-A-Bration stamp sets even come in the NEW Clear Mount option.

CUSTOMER SPECIAL: How do you get the FREE stuff? Easy! For every $50 in product (before tax & shipping) you can select a FREE Sale-A-Bration Item. Place an order over $150 and receive 3 Sale-A-Bration items, a Level 1 Hostess stamp set and $15 in Free product of your choice.

HOSTESS SPECIAL: Collect $300 worth of orders at your workshop and select any Sale-A-Bration item for yourself. What a great time to get some friends together and have some fun.

DEMONSTRATOR SPECIAL: Sign up to become a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator during Sale-A-Bration and you can pick a Sale-A-Bration item for Free as well as any stamp set in the catalog (up to $47.95) for FREE! To make it even better they have discounted the starter kit 15% during Sale-A-Bration. You can join Stampin' Up! today for only $169 for the standard kit or only $157 for the Digital Starter Kit. Each comes with all the tools to get your started right away in your own business.

Contact me to book your workshop, place an order or join my Stampin' Up! team. You can also order online 24/7 at My Stampin' Up! Website. You can even sign-up to be a demonstrator online, but need to contact me for the password.

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Cincinnati Bengals - Daniel Coats

Our family had the chance to go back to our hometowns for Christmas this year. More on all the things we got to do later as I finish those pages. One of the highlights for my husband and me was getting a day away from the kids to go to the Cincinnati Bengals game. It was his first time to an NFL game. I have not been to one since I was such a little girl I barely remember going.
A friend of our in the unit has a grown son who was childhood friends with one of the players now on the Bengals team. #86 Tight End, Daniel Coats. At the game I took some pictures for her of Daniel. I printed a bunch of them out and also put together this digital scrapbook page for her. The photo of Daniel is from the Cincinnati Bengals website. I took the rest of them.
I made the page form scratch. It was quite simple. Just a Pumpkin Pie background and some simple mats around the photos. The Title is one of the photos I took at the game. I copied the stats from the Bengals website also.
Did you know My Digital Studio will let you use your own photo as a background paper? I used one of the photos I took at the game and made it transparent so it blended in behind the others. Daniel is just under the information I typed in about him.
Just in case you were wondering Cincinnati won 17 -10 over the Kansas City Chiefs. Too bad they have not been winning much more this season.

Saturday, January 2, 2010

New Header

For those who view my blog directly, you can see the new blog header. I love Christmas time, but alas it is over. I am starting to work out my valentine class details and thought a new Valentine's Themed Blog Header would give me some inspiration.

I created the header with My Digital Studio of course. I used Pretty in Pink, Real Red and Whisper White cardstocks. The Whisper White is slightly opaque to give it the subtle pink shade from the red cardstock behind it. The stamps are from "Once Upon a Time" and "Greatest Moments". The hearts are punches that I filled in with pattern paper. Each punch is then matted with a thin layer of basic black. Everything on the page has a basic drop shadow added to it.
The font for "They Stamped" is from my computer. My Digital Studio automatically uses the fonts found on your computer in the program.

Friday, January 1, 2010

January Card Kit

Featured Set: “On a Pedestal” and Featured Accessory: Pink Bead Duo

In this kit, you'll receive the supplies to create SIX of EACH design shown above - so you will receive all of the consumable supplies that you need to create 12 cards total.

You will also receive 2 additional full color samples of "alternative" cards that you can make with the combined contents of the kit, as well as step by step instructions on how to complete each of the 4 designs.

Card Kit Price is just $15--that's 12 cards, plus envelopes for just $15!

Each month, the card kit also features both a Stamp Set of the Month and an Accessory of the Month. If you purchase the card kit, you may also purchase these items at 15% off!

January Featured Products:
On a Pedestal Stamp Set ($19.95) $16.96 with the purchase of the Card Kit
Pink Bead Duo ($9.95) $8.46 with the purchase of the Card Kit

What else will you need? See the list below for items that were used to create the cards in this kit. If you already have everything--just buy the card kit and you are ready to create!

If you don't have everything--place a product order with your kit (don't forget about the discount on the "featured products!")

Or--you can use the card kit to create your own designs using other stamps and inks that you already have--the choice is yours!

Orders for the Card Kits must be received by January 10th. You will receive your kits by the end of the month.

Call or email me today to order:
Kathleen Brill-Myrice

Please Note: I am glad to ship kits directly to you! If the kit needs to be shipped, there will be an extra $3 shipping charge.

Products you will need to complete cards as shown:
Soft Suede Classic Ink ($5.95)
Ruby Red Stampin’ Write Marker ($3.25)
So Saffron Stampin’ Write Marker ($3.25)
Certainly Celery Stampin’ Write Marker ($3.25)
Pretty In Pink Stampin’ Write Marker ($3.25)
In Color Stampin’ Write Markers ($17.95)
Crystal Effects ($6.95)
½” Circle Punch ($5.95)
On a Pedestal Stamp Set ($19.95) $16.96 with the purchase of the Card Kit
Pink Bead Duo ($9.95) $8.46 with the purchase of the Card Kit
Stampin’ Dimensionals ($3.95)
SNAIL Adhesive ($6.95)
Bone Folder ($6.95)
Paper Snips ($9.95)