Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Elements of Style in Wisteria Wonder

I wanted to share a card with you really quick this morning.  I'm sorry it's nothing new like a sneak peek at the Holiday Mini or Halloween or Christmas but just another Elements of Style card.  I absolutely love this set and I've been itching to see what it would look like colored with Wisteria Wonder.

Here's the inside.  I began to love my wheel stamps (Decor' Wheel stamp used here # 119894) much more after I got the Stampin' Around Wheel Guide (#104864)!
I stamped the image on a Whisper White top note cut from the Big Shot in Black Staz On, then I colored the image using Wisteria Wonder, Elegant Eggplant, Old Olive and Always Artichoke markers.  I generously spritzed the whole top note with Frost White Shimmer Paint mixed with rubbing alcohol in a mini mister.

Elements of Style Stamp Set (#120045 clear mount) (#118611 wood) (#123990 Digital download-instant)

Thanks so much for stopping by!
Don't forget that there are only 2 days left to shop from the Summer Mini Catalog and only 2 days left to take advantage of the Buy 2 Get 1 Free sale on Designer Series Papers.  Go to my Stampin' Up! Website for more details and to start shopping.
Til later!

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Monday, August 22, 2011

6 for $10 Stamp a Stack

Hi Stampers!
BAD blogger!  That's me!  I often let too much time go by without blogging...and I'm afraid you'll forget about me!
I do have some lovely creations to show you later this week, but for now I wanted to make sure I posted my Stamp A Stack photo so my local customers can find it here on my blog.  Info for the class time, date, location and details can be found on my demonstrator website HERE.
Here are the cards we'll be doing.  I cased them all!!  I have no shame.
But then that's one of the beauties of being a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator - being a part of an open sharing community of incredibly talented stampers.
Let me know if you'd like to come to my Stamp a Stack!  Out of town kits are available for $14 (that includes 2 day priority shipping) which includes all supplies needed to complete 2 each of the cards shown here, plus instructions and envelopes.  You will need the ink and stamp sets to complete at home.  Please email me with any questions you may have before you buy.

Thanks for stopping by!
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Friday, July 29, 2011

Elizabeth and Melon Mambo embossing powder-Fun!

This is not a typical color combo for me, but what-the-heck!  I really wanted to use the ELIZABETH stamp with MELON MAMBO EMBOSSING POWDER. The whole look reminds me of the Hotel Del Coronado where we spent our wedding night.  It's an amazing Victorian hotel on the Island of Coronado in San Diego, and as you can imagine I have very fond memories of it.
I cut the MELON MAMBO 1 1/4" STRIPED GROSGRAIN RIBBON into thirds to tie on these undersized cards.
Stampin' Up! Supplies Used:
  • Elegant Eggplant card stock (105126) and ink (105210)
  • Whisper White card stock (100730)
  • Wisteria Wonder card stock (122922)
  • Elizabeth Stamp (117120)
  • Perfect Punches (117022 wood, 120516 clear mount)
  • Melon Mambo embossing powder (123223)
  • VersaMark ink (102283)
  • Melon Mambo classic ink (115656)
  • Melon Mambo 1 1/4" striped grosgrain ribbon (125057)
  • Basic Rhinestones (119246)
  • Fancy Favor die (115965)
  • Scallop Oval punch (119856)
  • Word Window punch (119857)
  • Itty Bitty Shapes Punch pack (118309)
I also used a retired small oval punch.  BUT, I tried using the same thanks stamp inked up with Melon Mambo and then I used a sponge dauber to add elegant eggplant ink to the word thanks and to the inside edge of the design and the image looked almost the same as this layered image.
I would love to have you join my team of demonstrators if you've been thinking about getting that $99 Starter Kit!  Click here for more info and contact me today...Sunday (July 31st) is the last day to take advantage of this GREAT deal!
On a personal note:  I record a radio ad for Ricky and Lucy's Greenhouse each month and J-man always comes with me.  I really need to take a picture of him in there...he's so adorable.  He climbs up on a stool and puts on a set of headphones and sits very quietly while I record.  Then as soon as I'm done and we're choosing the music he comes over to the mic and starts talking into it like he's working.  TOO ADORABLE!  Thanks so much for stopping by today and I'd love to hear from you!
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Thursday, July 28, 2011

Stampin' Up! Hello Doily Convention CASE

Unfortunately, I didn't get to go to convention this year  (I won't miss it next year!), but I sure have enjoyed seeing photos of the sample boards some bloggers have shared. This new HELLO DOILY (122845)stamp is so perfect. I just love using it. and it pairs so well with the new PERFECTLY PENNED (122890 wood, 122892 clear mount) stamp set!
This one in black is the one I cased from the convention sample boards.  In addition to the two stamp sets mentioned above, I used the COLOR SPRITZER TOOL (107066), a fabulous tool you can use on almost anything, BASIC PEARLS (119247), and BLACK SATIN RIBBON (117285).  Such a simple card to make, but so eye catching and beautiful, don't you think?  See why I love that HELLO DOILY background stamp?
I had some other satin ribbon in my stash so I decided to try the same card with a different orientation.
Rich Razzleberry
Pretty in Pink
and Bashful Blue.
To purchase this fabulous background stamp, go to my online Stampin' Up! Website (www.kellyrose.stampinup.net) and click Shop Now in the upper right hand corner under my name, then in the window that opens, enter the item number in the Search the Store box on the left sidebar, hit ENTER.  When the item you were searching appears in the middle, click Add To Bag.  If you want to continue shopping, click on Continue Shopping or Checkout if you're all done.
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Thanks for stopping by today!

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Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Stampin' Up! Hand Knit Cards

I was welcomed this morning on my email to so many beautiful comments left all over my blog last night. I am smiling all over the place!
So today I'm going to share a couple of cheerful cards made especially for knitters with the stamp set HAND KNIT. I went online looking for color inspiration from multicolored yarn. I'm still not too sure about the combo on a card, but it looked great in a yarn!
I used So Saffron, Wisteria Wonder, Lucky Limeade, Island Indigo and Whisper White.  Those tinee tiny silver brads are new this year and SO stinkin' adorable, don't you think?
Stamping Supplies:
  • Stampin' Up! Cardstock
    • Whisper White (100730)
    • So Saffron (105118)
    • Wisteria Wonder (122922)
    • Island Indigo (122923)
    • Lucky Limeade (122926)
  • Stampin' Up! Punches
    • Modern Label (119849)
    • Decorative Label (120907)
    • 2 3/8 inch Scallop Circle (118874)
    • 1 3/4 inch Scallop Circle (119854)
    • Dotted Scallop Ribbon Border (119275)
  • Stampin' UP! Classic Ink
    • So Saffron (105213)
    • Wisteria Wonder (122936)
    • Island Indigo (122937)
    • Lucky Limeade (122935)
  • Lucky Limeade 3/8 inch Ruffled Ribbon
  • HAND KNIT STAMP SET (117080 wood, 120507 clear mount)
  • Subtles Patterns Designer Series Paper Stack (117152)
  • Mini Brads, Silver-200 (122941)
  • Big Shot (113439)
  • Square Lattice Embossing Folder (119976)
  • Magnetic Movers and Shapers (114506)
  • Punch Windows for Magnetic Movers and Shapers (115953)
Whew! That was a lot of supplies...sorry about that! If you have a long wish list like that, you should consider becoming a demonstrator!  Buy at a discount, receive constant free training, support, and inspiration!  Now it's easier than ever with the $99 Starter Kit, but only until July 31, 2011!!  Contact me today to find out the details, or visit my Stampin' Up! Website HERE. 
Now to change the subject just a bit, we celebrated my darling husband's birthday last night at a new local Pizza joint, Sam and Louie's.  The pizza was a little overdone, and the wait for the food was incredibly long, but the company was fabulous!  Thanks so much M & L!!! We love you guys! (I'll take a picture of the card I made for Shawn later to share with you!)
I'm not sure what happens to Shawn when the camera is turned on him.
Thanks for stopping by!  Let's talk soon!
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Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Stampin' Up! Field Flowers and singing the Lord's Prayer

I have so many cards to blog about right now it was hard for me to choose which one to start with...so I'm starting with my favorite.  When I saw the seed packets on the front of the Idea Book and Catalog I knew I had to have this FIELD FLOWERS stamp set.  I'm absolutely in love with two step stamping, but I have to say that for this one you definitely have to bring out your STAMP A MA JIG!
Do you like?  This was a very easy card to make and would be great for a workshop or class, I think!  So contact me to schedule your WORKSHOP before I forget how to make this, or use up all my Poppy Parade paper or all my Calypso Coral ruffled ribbon (this photo does not do the ribbon justice, it's TOO sweet!).  I'm just kidding, I can always get more!  But you should really contact me or at least go shopping for some of this yummy stuff in my online store...HERE. (Earn your ROSES for a free stamp set!)
Thanks so much for stopping by and I would love to hear from you!  Comments make my heart sing and I read every one of them.

Supplies Used:
  • Field Flowers Stamp Set (#122710 wood, #122762 clear mount)
  • Poppy Parade card stock (#119793)
  • Whisper White card stock (#100730)
  • Calypso Coral 3/8" Ruffled Ribbon (#122976)
  • Calypso Coral Classic Ink (#122939)
  • Poppy Parade Classic Ink (#119782)
  • Pear Pizzazz Classic Ink (#119784)
  • Just Add Cake Designer Series Paper (#124339)
  • Stamp a ma jig (#101049)
  • StazOn Ink jet black (#101406)
  • Crimper (#101618)
Speaking of heart singing...my baby who turned 4 this last weekend has had the Lord's Prayer memorized for several months now (at least since Easter, that's my earliest memory of him reciting it), and today he let me sing it for him before nap.  Usually he tells me to STOP singing! (And it's not because I can't sing...really!  It's the weirdest thing.)  So today when he let me sing to him...an entire song...and classical in style at that...I was thrilled!  It made me cry.
Thanks again for stopping by!
Oh my gosh! I almost forgot to show you the distressed version!
  So which do you like better?
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Monday, July 25, 2011

Stampin' Up! Happiest Birthday Wishes gift for the MIL

I forgot to share this with you back when I made it...good thing I remembered to photograph it!  It's a card and gift for my wonderful mother-in-law.  I made her a brown sugar facial scrub (which is DIVINE, by the way) and this gorgeous (if I do say so myself) quilted card featuring the LATTICE BIGZ DIE (115958) for the Big Shot.

I ran about 4 sheets of the BEAU CHATEAU(122357) ( designer series paper and Very Vanilla cardstock through the Lattice Bigz Die.  On a 3 3/4 inch square of the designer paper I glued the Very Vanilla lattice in the middle. Then I meticulously pieced in the pieces of designer series paper.
For the tag and greeting, I stamped the image from HAPPIEST BIRTHDAY WISHES (hostess set, only $15 hostess shopping dollars for the clear mount set, $21 for wood....and for a $150 party you get $25 FREE shopping dollars) in Soft Suede on Pink Pirouette, Marina Mist and twice on Very Vanilla card stock.  I used the scalloped circle, the 1 3/8inch circle punch, the 1 1/4 inch circle punch, and the 1 inch circle to punch out all the pieces and parts. Ribbon used is Pink Pirouette 3/8 inch taffeta and Marina Mist 1 1/4 inch striped grosgrain.  I also used the Square Lattice (119976) and Finial Press (115963) embossing folders for the background of the Marina Mist card and the square quilt embellishment respectively.

Now, about the Brown Sugar Scrub...We moved to western Nebraska, an extremely dry and windy climate,  from southern California (a very temperate climate) about 2 years ago.  After my first summer I thought my face would fall off!  I just couldn't get enough moisturizer on it!  Then I happened upon a recipe for this Brown Sugar Scrub and since it fell in line with my philosophy of using pure and natural products I tried it.  (It also conforms to my philosophy of making your own, cheaper and better, if you can.)  I do not suffer from dry skin any more!!!  I'll share the recipe...try it...and then come back and tell me about it!
Brown Sugar Scrub
2 cups brown sugar
1/2 cup olive oil
1/4 cup honey
1 teaspoon vanilla
Place the brown sugar in a medium-size bowl.
Add the olive oil. (You can use any other plant-based oils in place of the olive oil, such as coconut oil, sunflower oil, or almond oil, to name a few.)
Add the honey. (Honey not only moisturizes your skin, it helps hold moisture in.)
Add the vanilla.

Stir to combine.
Scoop mixture into a container. 

You do not need to refrigerate, it really won't last long enough to go bad. You will need to mix before each use if the oil separates.
To Use, scoop about 1 teaspoon into your moistened hands and rub in a circular motion into the palm of your hand. Once the sugar begins to melt and the scrub starts to emulsify into a more cohesive substance, rub into your water moistened skin with a light circular motion.  You don't want to cause damage to your beautiful face, but on the other hand this is sugar, so it won't last long in this granular state.  Rinse and dry and enjoy your beautiful, rejuvenated, exfoliated, moisturized skin!  Use 2-3 times a week.

I found this recipe at www.chickensintheroad.com  Enjoy!
Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, July 23, 2011

Stampin' Up! Pennant Parade Bag and Party Hat

Aren't these just the CUTEST?!?  It's a birthday bag made with the Fancy Favor die and decorated with the new scalloped circle from the Perfect Pennants die, stamped elements are from Pennant Parade stamp set and and the second project is a party hat table decoration.  Let's get together and make these with you and your friends, and then YOU can earn some fabulous free product. 
My baby turned 4 today!  He's napping right now after a full morning of fishing, burgers and bowling.  So while daddy is cleaning the fish, I'm going to get a little blogging and stamping squeezed in this busy day!

I made this little table decoration (party hat) out of the Petal Cone die for the Big Shot, Poppy Parade card stock, Daffodil delight 1 1/4" striped grosgrain ribbon, the new hostess stamp set Happiest Birthday Wishes and the Just Add Cake designer series paper.
Let me know if you have any questions about either of these projects!
Here's the birthday boy!
He was pretty impressed with those neon green bowling shoes he got to wear!
That's all for today!  I need to go make some cards to share later.  Please let me know if you have any questions about the projects above, and don't forget about:
  • $99 Starter Kit (includes over $185 worth of product), Click here for the link with more info.  I would love you have you join my team.  There are so many amazing benefits to being a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator, with no obligation to continue for any amount of time.
  • Shop in my online Stampin' Up! Store HERE.
  • Summer Mini Catalog available until August 31st.

Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Just Playing around with my stamps and ink

Here are some cards I've recently made, but had trouble posting or blogging (Blogger's been giving me fits!) about, but wanted to share with you today without the details...please, please please, let me know if you have any questions.  Some are cased from the new catalog, some are my own designs.
I'm giving one away (see below)!
And apparently, that's all I'm allowed for today.  I had one more, but Blogger won't allow it.
Thanks for stopping by!  Leave me a comment to tell me which one is your favorite.  I'll randomly select a winner and send you the card!
Happy Stamping!

Stampin' Up! Petite Pennants Builder punch and Elements of Style

I started playing with the new Petite Pennants Builder punch and and that LUSCIOUS new Beau Chateau Designer paper last night and here's the end result...
Here's the list of all the goodies that are found on this card:
  • Beau Chateau Designer Series Paper #122357
  • Elements of Style Stamp Set #120045 (clear mount), #118611 (wood)
  • Style Beautiful Stamp Set #120483 (clear mount), #116984 (wood)
  • Very Vanilla Card Stock #100730
  • Soft Suede Card Stock #115318
  • Soft Suede Classic Ink #115657
  • Marina Mist Classic Ink #119668
  • Crumb Cake Classic Ink #121030
  • Paper Daisies #119243
  • Vintage Trinkets #118764
  • Stampin' Sponges #101610
  • 1 inch Circle Punch #119868
  • Petite Pennants Builder Punch #122361
  • Jewelry Tag Punch #117190
  • Linen Thread #104199
  • Marina Mist 5/8" Satin Ribbon  (Retired)
  • Champagne Mist Shimmer Paint #116806
Visit my Stampin' Up! website to purchase any of these supplies.  Click HERE.
Here are some photos of how the card was done:

Don't forget that you can join my team of happy stampers for only $99 this month.  Click here for details.  We could do this project together in August if you join in July!  We're getting ready to do a SWAP so hurry up and you could have a handful of samples for inspiration. Once you receive your demo kit, you are under NO obligation to continue with Stampin' Up! and the demo kit is yours to keep forever.  But once you find out how much fun it is and how easy it is to get your wish list filled, you'll probably want to continue!  Contact me if you have any questions.
Let's get together and stamp!

Saturday, July 9, 2011

Hello Doily (CCMC158)

I RARELY participate in challenges, even though I love the idea of it!  Today it just seemed to work out that I had the time and an idea for a challenge I ran across at Stampin' Connection (SU Demonstrator gallery website).
 This card is actually a CASE (copy and share everything) from Paper Crafter's Magazine.  I used the brand new Hello Doily background stamp (SEE BELOW), So Saffron, Pumpkin Pie and Basic Gray card stock, Versamark, Going Gray and Pumpkin Pie ink.  I also used the Scalloped trim border punch, the Beautiful Wings embosslit for the Big Shot, and the Jewelry Tag punch.  The button is from the Subtles pack of buttons and the "Love" sentiment is from the brand new Pennant Parade Stamp set(SEE BELOW).  The ribbon is Pumpkin Pie Satin ribbon which may be retired (look for it in the clearance rack) and the irresistible Basic Pearls.  Please, please let me know if you have any questions!
 Hello Doily
Pennant Parade
Thanks so much for stopping by!

Friday, July 8, 2011

Artistic Etchings CASE

One of the many advantages of being a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator is the free magazine (Stampin' Success) we get each month full of fabulous ideas for cards, scrapbook pages, 3-D items and tips for your business.
This card is actually a case of a scrapbook page in Stampin' Success. It's so bright and cheerful! Don't you think!
I used Artistic Etchings and Word Play stamp sets along with the Blossom Party and Top Note dies for the Big Shot.  The ink I used was pumpkin pie and daffodil delight.  The card stock is Daffodil Delight and Whisper White and the patterned paper is Beyond the Garden from the Summer Mini Catalog (2011).  Accessories are Basic Rhinestones and Brights Brads.  Please let me know if you have any questions!
Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Stampin' Up! My Friend in PINK!

I bet you were hoping I'd post something pink today, weren't you?  Yep, I knew it. Here ya go...
 I used the emboss resist technique with Pretty In Pink ink and a sponge dauber.  Thanks for taking a look!
Please, please, please, let me know if you have any questions!

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Layered Background technique with Stampin' Up! My Friend

I saw a gorgeous card with this technique and now I can't remember where or who, but I did happen to bookmark the technique video she referenced.  Here's my card using the new stamp set My Friend by Stampin' Up! 
I used River Rock as my base.  I also used River Rock ink for the background technique.  The inks used for the image are Wisteria Wonder, Lucky Limeade, and Island Indigo.  You can see the video for this technique here.
Because I loved the way these new In Colors worked together on this image I wanted to try another card with the same inking technique. I eliminated the embossing on this one.
This time I used Pear Pizazz, Calypso Coral, Daffodil Delight and Island Indigo inks.  Please let me know if you have any questions!  I'm here to help.
Thanks for stopping by!

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If you have a really long wish list from the Stampin' Up! Catalog, you can take advantage of the $99 Starter Kit, become a demonstrator and start purchasing your supplies at a discount.  Or, start your own small business and start earning your supplies at no cost!  Go to my website http://www.kellyrose.stampinup.net, click Join the Fun and sign up today! Use the password 2glorifyU.

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Dyed Flowers using Stampin' Up! ReInkers

I'm really starting to love the reinkers from Stampin' Up! There really are an incredible number of uses for them. For starter's you can dye fabric as I did in these two cards.
In this first example I die cut 5 flowers using a lightweight canvas type material.  I used the Blossom Party die from Stampin' Up and cut them out with the Big Shot.  Then in a little dixie cup I added about 20 drops of Pool Party re inker and filled the cup up about 1/3rd of the way with water.  Mix and add your die cut flowers.  I continued to poke and mix until the fabric took up the die to a color deepness I was happy with.  (Don't end sentences with a preposition....But I can't HELP it!!)
For this card I used the Daisies #2 die and Calypso Coral re inker with matching paper.  To cut the Top Note die cut in the same place I cut mine just line up the 2 points on your 1/2" line on your paper trimmer.  The brads are Antique Brads by Stampin' Up! as well.  Love them!!
Please let me know if you have any questions about how these cards were made!
Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, July 2, 2011

Stampin' Up! Pretty Postage and Awash With Flowers

It's been way too long since I've posted some cards on here.  I'm not going to give details right now due to time constraints...the boys will NOT be happy if I don't start some dinner...but I'll at least leave you some photos to look at!  Both were done using Blender Pen techniques. Please, please, please don't hesitate to contact me if you have questions or comments I check emails and comments regularly! 
Thanks for taking a look!  Kelly
Check out my previous posts regarding the new $99 Starter Kit and the New Stampin' Up! Catalog!

Friday, July 1, 2011

All NEW $99 Starter Kit available NOW!!

$99 Starter Kit!
During July, you can join the Stampin' Up! family as a demonstrator for only $99!

This limited time Starter Kit--valued at $185--comes with the following high-quality products:

  • Easy Events Clear-Mount Set*
  • Pennant Parade Wood-Mount Set*
  • Basic Black Classic Stampin' Pad
  • Old Olive Classic Stampin' Pad
  • Pumpkin Pie Classic Stampin' Pad
  • Real Red Classic Stampin' Pad
  • Brights 8-1/2" x 11" Assorted Card Stock
  • Just Add Cake Designer Series Paper*
  • Chocolate Chip 1/2" Scallop Dots Ribbon*
  • Note Cards (20)
  • Clear-Mount Block C
  • Blender Pen (1)
  • SNAIL Adhesive
  • Business supplies
*Brand new to the 2011-2012 Idea Book and Catalog!

Plus, join in July and get a FREE Christmas Keepsake project kit--a $40 value! Imagine an afternoon spent chatting with friends while creating something beautiful--isn't that what Stampin' Up! is all about? But act now because this special kit is only available as part of this limited-time offer. 

As an added bonus, first-time demonstrators can get two free months of Demonstrator Business Web Services (DBWS) when they sign up during their first 21 days as a demonstrator. Subscribing to DBWS means having your own online store, blog, hostess portal, and much more!

Join Stampin' Up! in July and get brand-new products, including an exclusive project kit--all for just $99!

Additional reasons for joining Stampin' Up!:
  1. 30% Discount on your first order of $150 or more during your first 45 days as a demonstrator!
  2. 20% Discount on all orders with the opportunity to earn large rebates!
  3. Rewards and Recognition for accomplishments like Free Stamps, Cash, Discounts, Free Training and even FREE vacations!
  4. Access to a demonstrator only website with over 30,000 members and over 160,000 samples
  5. Get a great discount for your hobby, or start your own small business from home.  You choose your level of commitment and set your own goals.
  6. Be part of an encouraging talented team of stampers!
  7. Get a Free copy of Stampin' Success magazine every month, designed just for Demonstrators.
  8. Access to online training for your business and your hobby.
  9. Participate in card swaps and technique training.
  10. Opportunities to attend exclusive Stampin' Up! Events!
There are so many more wonderful reasons to join Stampin' Up!  Please contact me today if you are interested in joining my team.  I'd love to talk to you about it.  It's easy to join, just go to my Stampin' Up! website and click Join the Fun.  http://www.kellyrose.stampinup.net
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