Sunday, April 29, 2012

Stampin' Up! Tea Shoppe

Pink is my muse.  I'm so comfortable when I'm creating with pink.  Do you have a color that affects you like that?

This Tea Shoppe stamp set is in the Occasions Mini Catalog and there are only 2 days left to order from it.  Place a $50 online order with me (before May 6) in my online Stampin' Up! store and I'll send you a FREE copy of the BRAND new Catalog by mid-May!  The new catalog begins June 1st, 2012.  And you'll get a Rose Reward!

There are lots of reasons to shop in the next few days...

I would love to be your demonstrator!
Thanks for stopping by!
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Supplies used on this card:
Stamps:  Tea Shoppe (#125545 wood, #125547 clearmount), Distressed Dots background stamp (#122815 wood only)
Ink:  Blushing Bride (retiring #119786), Soft Suede (#115657)
Paper:  Whisper White (#100730), Soft Suede (#115318), Blushing Bride (retiring #119796)
Accessories:  Baker's Twine Calypso Coral (Occassions Mini #125573), 3/8" Pleated Satin Ribbon Blushing Bride (Occasions Mini #125570), Basic Pearls (#119247)
Tools:  Lace Ribbon Border punch (retiring #122362), 1-3/4" Scallop Circle punch (#119854), Extra Large oval punch (#119859), Stamping Sponges (#101610), Stampin' Dimensionals (#104430)

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Just a peek...

Today I'm giving you just a peek at what's going to be in my Card of the Week Newsletter.  I've neglected it for quite some time and I apologize for that.  But I haven't forgotten about it, in fact, I've been giving it a LOT of thought.  And have finally decided to provide a newsletter each week (or maybe every 2 weeks) featuring a card that is easily duplicate-able and easily adjusted to your own color and stamp preferences, complete with measurements and instructions. I will also provide more than one sample so you get ideas of how to "change it up". I'm excited about working on it and hope it will be a great service to you all, customers and demonstrators alike.
I think its important for your crafting time to be productive and rewarding so my goal with the newsletter is to provide projects that help you with that end. I also think it's important that you DO craft and especially that you use your Stampin' Up! supplies you've purchased.  When someone receives a handmade card from you in the mail, they know it's a message from the heart. If you're a demonstrator, especially part of my downline, these projects will be great for your classes and workshops.
So if you haven't signed up, make sure you click on the tab above "Sign up for my Card of the Week Newsletter" OR "like" me on FACEBOOK because those are the places you'll be able to find the newsletter.  The newsletter will be a Google doc and I'll be emailing you a link and posting a link on Facebook.  Only people with the link will be able to view it.  It's free.  You'll be able to download or print the newsletter for your personal use.  Just so you know, the newsletter will also include Stampin' Up! updates and my current specials, but I promise they won't take up very much space!
Thanks for stopping by today!

Check out my current ordering special in honor of my birthday week! CLICK HERE!

Summer Smooches and Mixed Bunch Card Kit and/or Instructions, CLICK HERE!

Sunday, April 15, 2012

Retired List and Ordering Special

The Retiring list is now HERE. and any time this week(offer ends Sunday April 22, 2012 at 6:00pm) honor of my birthday on the 19th...all phone or email orders of $25 or more will receive a FREE gift!  You choose any item you want under $5.00.  When your order reaches $50, choose any item you want for under $10. And so on...$75 choose $15, etc. Minimum shipping charges will apply unless you combine orders with your nearby friends. 
Don't forget to check out items in the Clearance Rack!  Over 55 new items have recently been uploaded to my clearance rack!

Click HERE to download the list from my Google docs.  Click HERE to look at the retiring stamps in my store.
Click HERE to go to my Clearance Rack.

Here are a few of my favorites that I have to say goodbye to...
Awash with Flowers #117062 wood, #120549
Full of Life, #111500 wood
Fifth Avenue Floral #113734 wood
Serene Snowflakes, #115438 wood
Honestly, I could post favorites of mine all day, so you should take a look at the list and then give me a call to take advantage of this great offer!
Let me know if you have any questions about my special this week!  Click Email Kelly at the top of the left side bar.
Till later,

Saturday, April 14, 2012

Stampin' Up! Rue Des Fleurs Batik background

This umbrella from the Rue Des Fleurs stamp set, available from the Occasions Mini Catalog (ending April 30, 2012), was the perfect feminine design I was looking for to stamp on this Batik background.
I've created a downloadable tutorial for this card and the Batik background that I created with ordinary household wax paper, an embossing folder, and an ordinary iron.  Click HERE to download the google doc.
With the inside greeting of "Thanks for watching over me", I think this would make a nice Mother's Day card, don't you?

If you are in the Tucson, AZ area, I would love to teach you and your friends how to make this card!  Please contact me!  Click the contact me badge in the upper left side bar of my blog.  (I've just moved here and would love to meet you!)

And thanks for stopping by!

Supplies Used to make this card:
Stamps: Rue Des Fleurs (#125487)
Ink:  Blush Blossom (#119786), Soft Suede (#115657), Early Espresso (#119670)
Paper:  Very Vanilla (#101650), Blush Blossom (#119796), Soft Suede (#115318), Whisper White (#100730)
Accessories:  Antique Brads (#117273), Chantilly Crochet trim (#118480)
Tools:  Big Shot (#113439), Vintage Wallpaper Embossing folder (#120175), Labels Collection Framelits Die (#125598), Stamping Sponges (#101610), 1/6th inch handheld circle punch (#101227), Stampin’ Dimensionals (#104430), Bone Folder (#102300), Mono adhesive (#110755), Snail adhesive (#104332)
Other:  ordinary household wax paper, ordinary household iron

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Stampin' Up! Mixed Bunch Mini Catalog Case

I'm one of those people who love to pour over the Stampin' Up! catalogs over and over again, and it seems that each time I do, I find something new.  The card on page 17 of the Occasions Mini Catalog (Click HERE to view pdf of the catalog) jumped out at me this morning and so I came up with this CASE (copy and share everything) of that awesome card.  (By the way, the Occasions Mini Catalog sales period ENDS on APRIL 30, 2012)
Now that I'm looking at it again, I think I should have added one of those small stamped centers from the Mixed Bunch stamp set.
I needed a card for a good friend of mine in Sidney and I think this will do perfectly.

I have trouble lining up my card fronts in the Framed Tulips Embossing folder so I like to cut a piece of card stock to 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 inches, emboss and then cut around the edges.  This is easy to do because of the embossed lines in the design.
Just the other day, someone asked me for advice on lining up the stamped images from Mixed Bunch with the Blossom punch, so here's a photo of what I explained.  Take a look at the way the punch works by looking at the bottom, then line up your stamped image the same way on your paper.  In this case it means having a vertical petal at the top when you stamp as I've shown in the photos below.

And the way I like to add that little bit of scalloped edge that I punched with the Dotted Ribbon Border punch is with Sticky Strip. After you position the sticky strip on the dotted ribbon, peel off the protective layer and carefully add the pleated ribbon so that only that tiny edge of scallop shows out the bottom.  I love that look!
Another piece of sticky strip on the back of the punched ribbon is how I adhered it to the card front. And here's another look at the finished project.
If you want to purchase any of the supplies listed below to craft your own cards, you can shop in my Stampin' Up! online store anytime!  Click HERE to start shopping for Stampin' Up! supplies.

You can also purchase my exclusive Mixed Bunch Card Kit by clicking HERE.  Free instructions for this Card Kit will be sent to you when you order $50 online.
Thanks for stopping by!

Supplies used on this card:
Stamps:  Mixed Bunch (#125537 clear mount, #125535 wood), Blessings from Heaven (#123052 clear mount, #123050 wood)
Paper: Soft Suede (#115318), Whisper White (#100730), Pool Party (#122924), Daffodil Delight (#119683), Lucky Limeade (#122926)
Ink:  Rose Red (#), VersaMark (#102283), Soft Suede (#115657)
Accessories and Tools:  Big Shot (#113439), Framed Tulips Embossing Folder (#121809), 3/8" Pleated Ribbon Pear Pizzazz (#125568), Blossom punch (#125603), Blossom Petals Builder punch (#121808), Blossom Bouquet Triple Layer punch (#122464), Dotted Scallop Ribbon Border punch (#119275), Lucky Limeade Baker's Twine (#125572), Basic Pearls (#119247), Heat Tool (#100005), White stampin emboss powder (#109132), Stampin' Sponges (#101610), Sticky Strip (#104294)

Monday, April 9, 2012

Stampin' Up! Awash With Flowers Card

Two weekends ago, Shawn, J and I went to the 4th Avenue Street Fair here in Tucson.  It was so much fun sampling our way along the booths and being inspired by all the beautiful art work.  There were so many incredibly talented artists there. 
Shawn and I love wine and had fun tasting with one of the wineries at the fair .  We came home with a bottle of Kokopelli Sweet Lucy wine (visit their website HERE), and, in my typical fashion, I was inspired by the wine bottle label.  Here are the results of that inspiration.

I used the pewter embossing powder to emboss the flower and stem images from Awash with Flowers stamp set on Very Vanilla card stock.  Then I used Cajun Craze ink and an Aqua Painter to add a little color wash around the inside edges of the flowers and leaves.  Then I crinkled the paper slightly and started sponging on color.  The layering of color is what creates this “old world” look and gives the background great depth.  The order of colors was Crumb Cake, Soft Suede and Early Espresso.  Then I took the Aqua Painter and washed over each of the images and over most of the background just using plain water--no color added.  Adding that bit of water brings out all the different hues in the ink and creates a one of kind background. Finally, I spritzed the image and background paper with Black, Crumb Cake and Pool Party markers.
The sentiment, Inspire, was stamped using the Loving Thoughts stamp set from the Occasions Mini Catalog which is only available until April 30th, 2012.
Loving Thoughts Stamp set, available in wood, clearmount, and DIGITAL (instant download)!
Thanks for stopping by to take a look and let me know what you think of this technique or if you have any questions.  It was a lot of fun to do.
Till later,
Supplies used:
Stamps:  Awash with Flowers (#117062 wood, #120549 clear mount), Loving Thoughts (#125843 wood, #125845 clear mount)
Ink:  Cajun Craze (#119671), Crumb Cake (#121030), Soft Suede (#115657), Early Espresso (#119670, VersaMark (#102283), StazOn Jet Black (#101406), In-Color Stampin Write markers (#123002), Basic Black marker (#100082), Crumb Cake marker (#120967)
Paper:  Very Vanilla (#101650), Cajun Craze (#119684), Basic Black (#121045)
Accessories and Tools:  Heat Tool (#100005), Powder Pals (#102197), Pewter Stampin Emboss Powder (#124114), Stampin' Sponges (#101610), Modern Label Punch (#119849), Big Shot (#113439), Movers and Shapers Punch Window Set (#115953), Movers and Shapers Curly Label (#114506), Pearls are non-Stampin' Up!, Color Spritzer Tool (#107066), Aqua Painter (#103954)

Saturday, April 7, 2012

Card Kit-Embossing with Mixed Bunch and Summer Smooches

Embossing with Mixed Bunch and Summer Smooches Card Kit!
Offered by Kelly Rose
Price:  $21 includes shipping and paypal fees

Do you love to emboss but rarely take the time?  This kit is for you! 
Did you recently purchase the Mixed Bunch Stamp Set, but haven't used it yet?  This kit is for you!
Do you love creating cards with bling?  This kit is for you!
Do you simply love creating especially when most of the work is done for you?  This kit is for you!

Kit includes:  All card stock, vellum and designer series paper pre-cut and folder embossed and cut with the Big Shot to make the cards pictured in the above photo.  Kit also includes ribbon, brads, envelopes and die cut box.  Directions to complete each card with photos to assist in explaining some but not every step in the card completion are included.  Directions pdf can be purchased separately.  Directions pdf. are FREE to everyone who makes a $50 purchase during the month of April 1012, and will be sent automatically after your online purchase.  Directions pdf are available free to my downline.  Directions will be emailed to you within approximately 24 hours of your purchase.

What you will need to complete the cards as shown:  Heat embossing tool, white and iridescent ice stampin' emboss powders, Mixed bunch and Friendly phrases stamp sets, VersaMark ink, Tangerine Tango classic ink pad, Blossom Punch, Scallop Edge Border punch, Dotted Scallop Ribbon Border punch, scissors, Snail adhesive (or adhesive of your choice), Stampin' Dimensionals, piercing tool. 3/4" and 1" Circle punches optional.

No stamped images can be provided for you in compliance with Stampin' Up! copyright policy.  You can complete the projects with other stamps and coordinating punches or you can hand cut your stamped and embossed images.  Paper and vellum to stamp on will be provided in the kit.

Four kits are available right now and can be mailed on Monday, April 9, 2012.  Any kits ordered after the initial four will be mailed at the end of the next week.  I will keep you updated on delivery dates.

You do not have to have a PayPal account to use PayPal Buy Now check out.  You can use PayPal to process your credit and bank cards as a one time user.

To purchase Embossing with Mixed Bunch and Summer Smooches card kit click the Buy Now button and proceed to check out.
Kits will be mailed to US mainland customers only. 

To purchase the KIT INSTRUCTIONS ONLY in pdf file format to be emailed to you within approximately 24 hours of purchase, click the Buy Now button below and proceed to check out.

Thanks so much for stopping by and let me know if you have any questions about the kit!

Stampin' Up! Petal Cone Carrot Box with Summer Smooches DSP

A couple of days ago, I posted a cute little Easter basket made with our beautiful Everyday Enchantment Designer Series paper and coordinating brads and ribbon.  It was very easy to do.
Today’s little Easter treat holder was even easier to put together because I didn’t even have to measure and score! (I know it's now too late to order and make these for this Easter, but hopefully it will inspire other ideas for your upcoming events like birthdays and Mother's Day)
Petal Cone Bigz L Die (for use with your Big Shot), #121810, purchase HERE.
I simple put two pieces of our new SMOOCHES designer paper through the Big Shot with our Bigz L Petal Cone die, added a few pieces of sticky strip, punched two holes for the ribbon, tied a bow, stamped and layered a tag, then tied it on with some baker’s twine.
Our dies make it so easy to create quick and easy projects with a Big Shot and when you use our coordinating products, then you can be confident that the end result will be stunning.  
Summer Smooches Designer Series Paper (DSP) #125409
DIGITAL-Summer Smooches KIT, #129601 (instant download, click HERE to purchase)
I loved that this pattern from the SUMMER SMOOCHES designer paper had both the Tangerine side and the Lucky Limeade side so I didn’t even have to find any other colors.  I had my carrot and green top all in one cut.  I think I’ll make some yummy little chocolate dipped shortbread button cookies to go inside.

The summer smooches promotion is Sneak Peek preview of the new catalog that you can purchase early in April 2012.  The colors choices in this paper and in the designer brads are so vibrant and happy.  Check out all the products available for purchase HERE!

Thanks so much for stopping by!
Supplies used in this project:
Stamps: All Holidays (retired) but Teeny Tiny Wishes (#115370) and Delightful Dozen (#122650 wood, #122652 clearmount) both have very nice Easter Greetings included in them.
Ink: Old Olive (#102277)
Paper:  Summer Smooches DSP (#125409), Very Vanilla (#101650)
Accessories and Tools:  Old Olive Satin Ribbon (#117292), Baker’s Twine Lucky Limeade (#125572) Big Shot (#113439), Petal Cone Die (#121810), Large Oval Punch (#119855), Scallop Oval punch (#119856), 1/16” circle handheld punch (#101227), Stampin’ dimensionals (#104430), Sticky Strip (#104294)


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