Friday, September 28, 2012

Vintage Christmas

I made this card for Late Night Stampers Challenge 192 - Tearing paper.   I made a card for my daughter's birthday last fall that was vintage looking (you can see it at the bottom of this post).  I liked it so much that I CASEd myself for this one.   
I colored the image with cherry cobble and always artichoke and a blender pen.  You can use the clear blocks as an ink palette.  Scribble ink on the block and pick it up with the blender pen.  To get a similar tearing pattern on multiple layers, line the layers up and tear them together.   



The inside of the card and a closeup of the flowers.  I used the retired 5 petal flower punch and the crochet trim. 

My daughter's birthday card from last year that inspired the Christmas card.

Supplies:
Christmas card
Stamps: Christmas Blessings
Ink:  black stazon, cherry cobbler, always artichoke, choc chip
Paper: Sahara sand, always artichoke, very vanilla, First Edition dsp, cherry cobbler
Other: 5/8" crocheted trim, Neutral brads (retired), pearls, 5 petal flower punch, decorative label punch, spritzer, alcohol, dimensionals

Birthday Card
Stamps: Bliss (SAB set)
Ink: Night of navy, choc chip
Paper: Sahara sand, night of navy, very vanilla, First Edition dsp,
Other: 5/8" crocheted trim, Neutral brads (retired), 1 3/4" scallop circle punch, decorative label punch,

Thanks for stopping by today!  I hope you enjoyed my Vintage Christmas. 

Happy Stampin'
Michele

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Display Boards at Regional Convention

Yesterday I shared some of the swaps I received.  Today I am sharing photos of the display boards Stampin' Up! had put together. 
















I hope you have enjoyed my summary of the Chattanooga, TN Regional Convention.  If  you are not a Stampin' Up! demonstrator, this is just a taste of what Stampin' Up! does for their demonstrators.   If you are interested in becoming a demonstrator or just finding out more information, contact me.  I would love to share the Stampin' Up! opportunity. 


click HERE for more info
Thanks for stopping by!  Regular posts will resume tomorrow.  I have some fabulous projects to show you so come back and visit!

Happy Stampin'
Michele

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Regional convention Swaps

Monday's post showed the card I made to swap so today I would like to share some of the swaps I received.    I received almost 80 swaps so this is just a sampling of them.  I have linked to the creator's blog if it was listed on the back of the swap.  As a side note, if you participate in a swap, be sure to put your name, email and blog address if you have one on the back of the swap.  I received some that did not any information to give the creator credit. 

Now, onto the swaps!


By Barbarajean Hebert
Her blog is http://www.barbarajeandesigns.blogspot.com/

by Elaine Wright
Her blog is http://www.stampinreckon.blogspot.com/

by Joyce Gilmore
her blog is www.handstampedbyjoyce.com
Joyce is a downline of my upline and we were table mates.

by Joyce Holleman

by Michele Schroyer

by Michele Wyatt

no name given (if this is yours, let me know so I can give you credit)

no name given (if this is yours, let me know so I can give you credit)

by Windy Ellard

by Brenda Holder (my upline)

by Brian King
his blog is www.stampwithbrian.com

by Cindy Vinson
her blog is http://www.simplyinkredibledesigns.com/

Aren't they fabulous!  I love the different ways other people use the stamp sets.   Check back tomorrow for photos of the Stampin' Up!display boards.

Monday, September 24, 2012

Stampin Up! Regional Convention

OMG!  I went to my first Stampin Up! regional convention this past Saturday and it was fabulous!  Of course, I knew it would be because it was Stampin Up!  First let me share what I made for swapping. 
I used the Northern Flurry embossing folder and the Ornament Keepsake stamp set and matching framelit dies.  The base as well as the larger stamped ornament uses Riding Hood Red.  The small ornament is in Gumball Green (LOVE this shade of green).  They are "hanging" with Cherry Cobbler Baker's Twine and popped up with dimensionals. The sentiment is from Petite Pairs stamp set.  I had so much fun swapping with other demonstrators.  Reminded me of Girl Scouts when my troop girls would make swaps and trade them at Around the World Day.  Anyway, I swapped with lots and lots of demonstrators and I will post some of my fellow demonstrators' creations later this week. So check back! 

Let's get back to convention.  Bonnie Thurman from Stampin Up! was our MC and she was fabulous!  We had several other Stampin Up! staff members sharing tips, tricks and projects as well as some demonstrators.  I loved learning about some of the products I haven't used yet like the shimmer paints and spritzers.  I will definitely be using them in a workshop soon. 

Let's not forget the make-in-takes and prize patrols!  Love Stampin Up! 

So, my first Stampin Up! convention was a blast and I really hope I can go to convention next summer. 

Thanks for stopping by!
Michele

Friday, September 21, 2012

Back to School!

It's Back to School time and I have a couple of projects to get the year started off right. 

I used the 1"x8" cellophane bags to hold a couple of pencils.  The topper and bookmark uses the apple from the Perfectly Preserved stamp set.   I love that Stampin Up has come out with framelit dies to match some of the stamp sets.  The little banner on the pencil topper uses the Bitty Banner Framelits.  The bookmark also uses the Word Play stamp set also.

Tip: for the leaves of the apple, it is easier to use the marker instead of the ink pad.  The leaves stamp is very small.

 My daughter uses the bookmark and has asked for more so she can have one for each book she is reading at the time. 

Supplies:
Stamp sets: Perfectly Preserved (W-126690  C-126692), Word Play (W-120308  C-120651)
Ink: Real Red (126949), Gumball Green (126861)
Cardstock: Real Red (102482), Whisper White (100730), Summer Starfruit (126839)
2012-2013 DSP Stack (126910)
Punches: 1 3/4" Scalloped circle (119854), 1 3/8" circle (119860), 1 1/4" circle (119861)
Bitty Banners Framelits (129267)

Stampin Up's special for September!! For EVERY $40 you spend, select a FREE spool of select ribbon ($8.95 value).
Select ribbon includes the new 3/8" Stitched Satin Ribbon in Gumball Green, Midnight Muse, Primrose Petals, Raspberry Ripple and Summer Starfruit.

Thank you for stopping by today!  I love sharing my projects with others and I hope you enjoyed today's. 

Happy Stampin!
Michele




Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Mummy treat box


Happy Halloween a little early!  We started on treat projects for Halloween at my September playday by making this cute Mummy box   Aren't these just adorable.  This is not my design.  I saw it on Stampin Up's demonstrator's forum website.  It was posted by Sarah Yuhasz.  I couldn't find a blog to link to but I'm giving her credit here.  



I made a modified version of the 2-5-7-10 box from Splitcoast Stampers found here.  I cut my paper 6 1/2"x11" and scored it on the 6 1/2" side at 1 1/2" then scored on the 11" side at 2, 5, 7, and 10".  

Directions for Mummy:  I cut five 1x5" strips of  Very Vanilla cs and sponged the long edges with Crumb Cake.   The eyes are cut as follows: Elegant Eggplant with 1 3/8" circle punch, Whisper White with 1 1/4" circle punch, and Basic Black with 1/2" circle punch.   Assemble eyes and make red eye lines with Real Red marker and a white highlight on the pupil.   Adhere eyes to a piece of Very Vanilla (mine was 5 1/2 x 4 1/4) and then add sponged strips, overlapping some.  Cut with Big Shot and Top Note die.  Sponge edges all around with Crumb Cake.   Ta da!  You have a mummy!

I love this project and so did everyone that made it at playday!

Supplies:
Ink: Crumb Cake (126975), Real Red (100052)
Cardstock:  Very Vanilla (101650), Elegant Eggplant (105126), Basic Black (121045), Whisper White (100730)
Punches: 1 3/8" circle (119860), 1 1/4" circle (119861), 1/2" circle (119869)
Big Shot (113439), Top Note Die (113463)

Stampin Up's special for September!! For EVERY $40 you spend, select a FREE spool of select ribbon ($8.95 value).
Select ribbon includes the new 3/8" Stitched Satin Ribbon in Gumball Green, Midnight Muse, Primrose Petals, Raspberry Ripple and Summer Starfruit.

Thanks for stopping by today!  I hope you enjoyed today's project.

Happy Stampin!
Michele

Monday, September 17, 2012

Celebrating Fall

Wow, it's been a while since I've posted anything on here.  Well, I have several posts lined up so check back regularly or better yet, subscribe to my blog. 

On to today's post.  This is a card I made for a Fall swap with a demonstrator called called Stamipin Up Stars.   We also made this card at my monthly playday this past weekend.  I used my favorite fall stamp set, Gently Falling.  The leaves were stamped in Cajun Craze, Soft Suede, and Summer Starfruit and then cut out and popped up with dimensionals   The scalloped cardstock is Soft Suede and the dsp is Comfort Cafe. 

Here the card is shown with a Cajun Craze base and a Soft Suede base. 

Here is the card without the Very Vanilla cardstock layer. 

Supplies:
Stamp Sets: Gently Falling (W-123802  C-123804), Fabulous Phrases (W-117002  C-120501 )
Ink: Cajun Craze (126965), Soft Suede (126978), Summer Starfruit (126991)
Cardstock: Cajun Craze (119684 ), Soft Suede (115318 ), Very Vanilla (101650)
Comfort Cafe DSP (126898)
Modern Label punch (119849), Scallop Edge Border punch (119882)
Early Espresso 1/8" Taffeta Ribbon (119959)


Stampin Up's special for September!!  For EVERY $40 you spend, select a FREE spool of select ribbon ($8.95 value).  Select ribbon includes the new 3/8" Stitched Satin Ribbon in Gumball Green, Midnight Muse, Primrose Petals, Raspberry Ripple and Summer Starfruit. 

Thank you for stopping by today.  I hope you enjoyed my project share and are inspired to get INKY! 
Happy Stampin!

Michele