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Happy Monday! I hope that you all had a fabulous weekend. We were able to get away for the weekend to the camp we met at and got married at — the trip down memory lane was wonderful and the R&R much needed.
If you haven't noticed already — I am recommitting to this blog in 2013. I'm not going to tell you that I'll post every day or that I'll have a video every single week — but that is my GOAL. I just know I won't be able to always reach my goal! As my business has grown over the past few years, one of the things that has slipped is CREATING just to CREATE. I'm always designing for classes and events — and those are things I can't always post in full here on the blog, which leaves my blog a bit naked!
My husband and I did some re-arranging in my studio over the holidays and my in laws bought us a flat screen TV for down there as a Christmas Gift…. so now that it's getting a bit more "cozy" for hubby to join me (I don't like heading down by myself in the evenings when I haven't seen him all day) the game plan is for me to CREATE just for the sake of CREATING in the evenings. And then those creative times can be turned into blog posts for all of you : ).
So — expect good things to come and check back frequently!
Here is a card idea to share with you today. It's the one that I made for the Top 10 Sales Achievers on my Heartfelt Stamper's Team this past month and it uses lots of fresh, new product!
Supply List: Vintage Verses Stamp Set – a Sale-A-Bration Exclusive, Pink Pirouette Cardstock, Very Vanilla Cardstock, Tea for Two Designer Series Paper, Midnight Muse Ink Pad, Honeycomb Embossing Folder, Basic Glimmer Brads and the Apothecary Accents Framelits.
I have to say, I'm in LOVE with the Honeycomb Embossing Folder – if you don't have it yet, it's a must have for your collection! One of the things that I love about it, is that it's SO versatile. While it's used in a girly design here — it easily translates to a clean masculine pattern.
The sentiment "There's Only One You" comes from a Sale-A-Bration Exclusive Stamp Set — "Vintage Verses"! Get this stamp set for FREE with an order of $50 or more when Sale-A-Bration begins TOMORROW!!!! Get your order together and be ready to hit "SEND!"
And when you order through my online store, not only will you get the free item of your choice (this stamp set or any other Sale-A-Bration gift), but you'll also get the FREE 20 Card Mega File!
I'm getting ready for the Founder's Circle Retreat in September, where for our SWAP we were challenged to make a 2 layer card. ONLY using TWO layers of Cardstock is a HUGE challenge for me. BUT — some of my favorite cards are 2 layers (I just don't design them!) My mind doesn't think that way, though I would love it to because there's something to be said for SIMPLE stamping.
After I did a little bit of a panic, I realized that my Convention SWAP was actually a 2 layer card! Here is the card that I made for Convention SWAPS this year:
I must be ahead of my time — I did the challenge 2 months too early! But, I figured if this stamp set made it so easy to do a 2 layer card once, I could do it again…. SO — I've got my Founder's Circle SWAP designed, ALSO with this stamp set! And yes, it's 2 layers : ) Mission Accomplished!
I'll share that card with you next week : ) (I know, I'm such a tease!)
But — I truly love this set and how it makes it easy for you to make SIMPLE cards. In our busy lives, that's an important thing!
Supplies Used: Lacey & Lovely Stamp Set, Marina Mist Ink, Primrose Petal Ink & Satin Ribbon, Summer Starfruit Ink & Cardstock, Whisper White Cardstock and Rhinestone Jewels.
This Stamp Set is the stamp set of the month for The Stamp Subscription – so you can get this stamp set shipped direct to you with 2 cards to go along with it! CLICK HERE for more details.
Every month I make cards for the Top 10 Sales Achievers on our Team. It's so fun to recognize this group, and to make the cards! Here is the card I made back in July or August (I can't remember which!)
- The colors used are: Lucky Limeade, Early Espresso, Island Indigo and Regal Rose.
- The stamp sets used are: Language of Friendship and Perfect Words (Hostess/$150+ Order Exclusive!)
- The punches used: Boho Blossom and Two Step Bird
- Additionally, Basic Pearls, Early Espresso Quilted Ribbon and the Scallop Square Duo Die were used.
Click HERE to get started ordering at my Online Store!
In all of the excitement of the retirement lists – I nearly forgot to get this month's card kit posted! But our June Card Kit of the Month – Fabulous Florets – is NOW Available!!!!
This kit is fresh, fun and FUNKY – featuring some hot new products from the Summer Mini Catalog! The two additional designs that you'll receive with the purchase of the kit are just as great – order your kit today so that you can check them out!
Here is a look at the featured cards:
For more details on this kit and/or to purchase it, Click Here!
PDF File Pack available to Stampin' Up! Demonstrators – Click Here for more info! (Heartfelt Stamper's Team Members have FREE Access on our Team Yahoo Group!)
Nope, I haven't died. I'm still alive and kickin'…. just not stampin'!!! Well… I've been stamping, just not anything that I can show here because it's been design work for upcoming exclusive Team Member Events!! Mostly, things have just been busy with Brad's new job and family with summer winding down (it went by WAY too fast and now we're trying to cram everything we didn't do in to the last couple weeks!) But things are starting to slowly settle down (after several nights of going to bed at 3 am…) so you'll be hearing more from me!
Today I wanted to share with you the September Card Kit of the Month that is now available through September 15th! I'm REALLY excited about this one because of the "gift-giving twist" that you can give it (or you can just stick with regular card kitting). Read on for details!
Card Kits are the Stamping Classes that Come Right to Your Door!
The Card Kit of the Month Program – September 2010
Featured Set: “Funky Four” & Featured Accessory: Brights Glimmer Brads
Featured Stamp Set for the YEAR: Teeny Tiny Wishes
You'll receive the supplies to create SIX of EACH design shown above–that means all of the consumable supplies that you need to create 12 cards total (adhesive excluded). You'll also receive 2 additional full-color samples of "alternative" cards that you can make with the combined contents of the kit. In addition, you'll receive detailed step-by-step instructions on how to complete each of the four designs. The price of the Card Kit is just $20–that's less than $1.70 per card! Orders for the Card Kits must be received by September 20th. You'll receive your kit by the end of the month.
ADDITIONAL "BONUS" IDEA FOR SEPTEMBER! With the kids heading back to school, think teacher's gifts! This card kit is PERFECT for making this very thing (yet doesn't "scream" school so it's versatile enough for ANYONE to use!). With your card kit, you'll have the ability to create 3 of each of the 4 designs featured in the Card Kit – which means that you can create 4-pack card sets as gifts! And what makes it even BETTER and "meant to be"!? Stampin' Up! sells a 3-Pack of Gusseted Envelopes that coordinate for just $5.95! The set of 4 cards and envelopes will git in to one of these envelopes, creating the PERFECT touch for a gift giving solution, and you'll have not one but THREE gifts in the end! Here's a look at these Play Date Gusseted Envelopes:
For the "Full Skinny" on the card kit with much more detail, visit my Card Kit Page by clicking here!
ALY'S HELPFUL HINTS:
- Every once in a while, I'm in the mood for a monochromatic card (different hues of the same color) – the designing of this card came at a time for one of those moods! And it's easy to do with the Woodland Walk Designer Series Paper – each piece but 1 has it's own monochromatic line up!
- To get the watercolor look on the main image, I inked up the image and then spritzed it with water before stamping it onto the Watercolor Paper and volia!
- I just love it when greetings line up with punches… it looks great and saves oodles of time – two things I'm ALL about! This greeting works fantastic with the largest of our oval punches.
WHAT TO ORDER:
Just Believe Stamp Set (Wood – 116948, Clear – 120453), Crumb Cake Cardstock (120953), Crumb Cake Classic Ink (121030), Soft Suede Cardstock (115318), Soft Suede Classic Ink (115657), Watercolor Paper (105019), Woodland Walk Designer Series Paper (117389 – share also available), Mini Library Clips (109857), Antique Brads (117273 – share also available), Very Vanilla Satin Ribbon (117291 – share also available) and 2 x 1 3/8" Oval Punch (119859)
Have I mentioned how much I adore this Designer Paper!? Haha! I'm pretty sure I've said it about a dozen times, but it's true – it's just divine! When I haven't used it in a couple projects I start to miss it… so needed to pull it out to use on this card!
ALY'S HELPFUL HINTS:
- Were you as infatuated with the Cottage Wall Designer Series Paper from the last catalog as I was? If so, we've been given our "fix" in this catalog – a fantastic new Designer Paper that is the same print but different colors and the stamp set shown here called "Cottage Garden". Both the sentiment in it's unique style and the flower used on this card are from that set.
- My favorite new catalog addition is tiny and size and price – but make a HUGE different to design quality! The delightful product that has stolen my heart is the new "Rhinestone Jewels". Used here on the centers of the flowers, they add the perfect amount of bling to every creation!
- I've selected our 5/8" Grosgrain Ribbon for this card – it's simple but versatile, working for just about any card you set out to create! If you would like a sampling of ALL 13 colors of our 5/8" Grosgrain Ribbon for just $15.50, be sure to give my ribbon shares a try! You can learn about all of the different share offerings by clicking here. You can watch a video showcasing all of the available ribbons by clicking here!
WHAT TO ORDER:
Cottage Garden Stamp Set (Wood – 117068, Clear – 120003), So Saffron Cardstock (105118), So Saffron Classic Ink (105213), Pumpkin Pie Classic Ink (105216), Rose Red Cardstock (102544), Early Espresso Classic Ink (119670), Early Espresso Cardstock (119686), Whisper White Cardstock (100730), Sweet & Sour Specialty Paper (117390 – share also available), Basic Rhinestone Jewels (119246), Pumpkin Pie 5/8" Grosgrain Ribbon (119760 – share also available), Very Vanilla 5/8" Grosgrain Ribbon (109055 – share also available), Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack (118309), 3/16" Corner Rounder (119871) and Illuminate Top Coat Smooch (121084)