Friday, December 15, 2017

Display Stamper Application

Hi everyone! One of my favorite things about being a Stampin' Up! demonstrator is going to events and stamping with Friends. Is that two things? Well, they go hand in hand.  We always stamp at a Stampin' Up! event of course, and it's all about being with friends.  One of the biggest events is OnStage and it is held twice a year all over the globe.  I will be attending the event in Milwaukee in April.  Stampin' Up! puts out a call for Display Stampers to help make the many display boards that will be up for inspiration.  I think it is so much fun to be a part of the group of Display Stampers and so once again I am applying to do that.   We need to submit 3 cards, 2 3D projects and 1 scrapbook page.  Here is what I made...
I decided to use mostly new products for my projects, couldn't help myself, and so you are getting some sneak peeks at what's ahead for Sale-a-Bration and the new Spring Occasions catalog!
this beautiful stamp is from the new Heartfelt Blooms set in the Sale-a-Bration catalog.  Isn't that a beautiful stamp? And it's one stamp, not many layers.  So pretty and so easy!!



Next up, also from Sale-a-Bration, is the Beautiful Peacock stamp set.  I fussy cut the extra 'feathers' for more dimension and used gold embossing on the birds body.









This third card is also from the Sale-a-Bration catalog and it is called Party Pandas.  The pandas are just adorable and I know you will be seeing a lot of them in the coming weeks and months.  The envelope is new, in the occasions catalog and it is a new note card set called 'Whisper White Narrow Note Cards and Envelopes. 20 for $8.00, and such a fun size. 










I didn't use the note card that came with the envelope, I will use that on another project. Instead I made this fun card that makes the panda fly into the air as you open it.


















 My first 3D project is a fun tea holder. I used the Just Add Color designer series paper and water-colored the image in Lemon Lime Twist and Fresh Fig.  The fun little container holds some tea that amazing matches the project!
The Just Add Color designer series paper is sturdy enough to hold up to watercolor, Blender Pens, Stampin' Blends, markers, and the watercolor pencils. 









Next up is this fun project using the Apron of Love bundle.  This set is so cute and there are adorable little dies shaped like spatulas and whisks and every thing for baking or a bar-b-que.   I have to say though that my favorite of the dies is the little scissors!!  Paper and scissors, two of my  favorite things!  Look for this bundle in the up coming Occasions catalog beginning January 3rd.





Lat, but certainly not least, is my scrapbook page of my little Zachary.  We were at the Morton Arboretum and he just loved exploring and running around.  I used Lemon Lime Twist and Tranquil Tide as my colors, with just a splash of Cherry Cobbler.  I added some warmth with the Wood Textures Designer Series paper.  The stamps for this page are from the Remarkable You stamp set. I stamped onto Shimmery White cardstock with Basic Black Archival ink, then used my Aqua Painters to add color to the image.







I hope that you like my projects today.  Over the next week I will focus on them individually and give you instructions and supply lists, so please check back.  I know some of you have already received the new Occasions Catalog and Sale-a-Bration catalogs, because I have been hearing about your favorites!   Let me know if you didn't get yours, or if you don't have a demonstrator and are new to me, I am happy to send you one.  You can click the contact me button under my blog header and let me know. 
Thanks so much for stopping by today!!  Be sure to check out the Retiring list and Clearance rack for some great end of year deals going on RIGHT NOW.  Click here to shop!

Thursday, December 14, 2017

My Painted Christmas cards

 Hi Everyone.  I thought I would share my family Christmas cards for this year.   I make a lot of Christmas cards through out the year for Stamp Camps and Card Buffet and blog posts, so I send those out as well, but for the past few years  I've  liked to make a card that I created based off of something I made in art class.  This year I painted this deer.  The original is too large for a card, so I brought it in to Office Depot and they shrunk it and printed it onto cardstock for me.  Does anyone remember when Stampin' Up! had "naturals" papers in white and ivory or "confetti" in white and ivory?  Well I brought that paper in and they printed it on that, I loved that paper!! 
I mounted the deer onto Early Espresso and then onto Dapper Denim.   I used a "PEACE" stamp from the Christmas quilt stamp set, and then on the inside I used stamps from Snowflake Sentiments and Star of Light. 
















 Last year I made these birch trees at class.  We carved a block and then made them. I still have the block, so I can make more of these sometime, I really thought they were fun.
and I found this other deer from 2 years ago.  I save one of each of the cards I made.  















Well, thanks for stopping by!! 


















Monday, December 11, 2017