Friday, August 28, 2009

Stampin' Addicts Blog Tour - August 2009

Welcome to Stampin' Addicts Holiday Blog Tour. It all begins on Saturday, Aug. 29th and will end on Monday, August 31st.
This Blog Tour has 22 stops and features a sneak peak of the different stamp sets and accessories included in the Holiday Mini Catalog. There are 40 jam packed pages in the Holiday Mini Catalog sure to suit any of your holidays needs!

I am stop No. 21 on the tour and I am featuring the Simply Adorned Charms. (These are not available to order on Sept. 1st, but will be released soon.) I was one of the lucky winners of the Charming Stamp Set, and a Simply Adorned Charm which was hand-stamped and signed by Shelli Gardner, co-owner of Stampin' Up!. The charms will be available in three sizes, the one I am showing measures 1" x 1-1/4".

Below: front view of the charm that I won at convention

Below: back view of the charm signed by Shelli

A wonderful feature of the charm is that you can make interchangeable inserts and use different ribbons. Simply Adorned Chains in 2 lengths will also be available to purchase.

Here is the first insert I stamped and placed inside the charm.

Stamps: Charming
Paper: Whisper White, Bashful Blue DSP
Ink: Night of Navy, Brocade Blue, Bashful Blue
Access: Bashful Blue Taffeta Ribbon

Another insert I created and placed inside the charm

Stamps: Charming
Paper: Whisper White
Ink: Rich Razzleberry, Old Olive, Orchid Opulence, Basic Gray
Access: White Taffeta Ribbon

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Live, Laugh, Love and STAMP!

Dazzling Divas August Swaps

I thought I would share with you the swaps that the rest of the gals made for our meeting. Again, our theme was to use a Big Shot Die or SU! Punch for the main focal point of the card.
By: Vicki McClelland

By: Pam Hegarty

By: Grace Bachara

By: Anita Hager

I hope you enjoyed seeing the lovely creations by the gals in my group.

Live, Laugh, Love and STAMP!

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Dazzling Divas August Meeting

Hello again and thanks for stopping in to see what I am going to share today.
The Dazzling Divas demonstrator group meets the second Thursday of the month. For August we met on Aug. 13th at my home.
Here is the Make & Take:

The metal buckets were from Grace. I designed the outside using the Flower Layers #3 and Floral Fusion Big Shot Dies.
Stamps: Flower from Petal Pizazz (on tag) using Orchid Opulence Ink
Paper: Rich Razzleberry, Mellow Moss, Orchid Opulence, Whisper White
Access: Rich Razzleberry Polka Dot and Mellow Moss Grosgrain Ribbons, Crop-a-Dile, Glue Dots, Silver Brads, 1/16" Hole Punch

My swap card:

Stamps: Things I Love
Paper: Dusty Durango, Crushed Curry, Soft Suede, Whisper White
Ink: Crushed Curry, Dusty Durango, Soft Suede
Access: Dusty Durango Polka Dot Grosgrain Ribbon, Circle Punches, Rhinestone Brad, Big Shot, Clear Large Scallop Square Die, Crop-a-Dile

Thanks for stopping by, I love to read your comments, please take a moment to let me know what you think.

Live, Laugh, Love and STAMP!

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Blog Update

I think it is time to do some blog remodeling, so I have updated my blog a bit. The new blog header is my Build-a-Bear from Convention, her name is Bella Grace. She is surrounded by all of my swaps that I made for convention, both general and organized. What do you think? I hope you like it.

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Stampin' Up! Convention Swaps - part three

Hello Again......glad that you have stopped in. Today I will share with you the 3-D swaps I made for general swapping at convention. I didn't make very many of these type of swaps, but I wanted to have some to swap just in case I saw others swapping 3-D items.

Below: Refrigerator Magnets using the Big Shot and Flower Layers #3 Die to form layered flowers with Build-a-Brad centers and a small magnet on the back. Some had a large stamped image from the Circle Circus set in the center.

Below: Bookmarks
(idea cased from Patty Bennett) featuring the In-Colors. I used the Circle Circus stamp set image to stamp directly onto the Whisper White computer generated bookmark panel with each of the NEW In-Colors. I cut a 1" square of each of the NEW In-Colors and adhered it to the bookmark panel. I laminated each one and used an In-Color ribbon on the top.

Below: Bag Tags featuring the In-Colors. I used the Circle Circus set to stamp the image with each NEW In-Color ink onto Whisper White cardstock, then punched each image with the 3/4" Circle Punch. Each 1" square is cut from each NEW In-Color cardstock and both adhered to the computer generated panel. I used the oversized name badge pouches (purchased at Office Max) to put them in. I also used a piece of the In-Color Ribbons at the top.

Thanks for stopping by, leave a comment to let me know what you think. I will be posting additional pictures the rest of the week. I took about 900 pictures and it is taking me a long time to sort through and organize them all.
Live, Laugh, Love and STAMP!

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Stampin' Up! Convention Swaps - part two

Glad you stopped by today to see my other swap cards I designed for general swapping at convention.

Peace Within Card

Stamps: Peace Within
Paper: Mellow Moss, Brocade Blue, Whisper White
Ink: Basic Black, Creamy Caramel; SU! Markers: Brocade Blue, Mellow Moss, Regal Rose, So Saffron
Access: Aqua Painter, Mellow Moss Taffeta Ribbon

Razzleberry Lemonade Quilt Card

I created this card as my swap card for the July Dazzling Divas group meeting. These are so fun to make, I made 20 more for general swapping at convention.
Stamps: Quilt Quips
Paper: Rich Razzleberry, Melon Mambo, Razzleberry Lemonade, So Saffron, Whisper White

Ink: Basic Black; SU! Markers: Melon Mambo, So Saffron

Access: Silver Brads, Rich Razzleberry Ribbon, Dimensionals, 1-1/4" Square Punch, Big Shot Machine, Top Note Die

Tall Tales Quilt Card

I created this card as my swap card for the weSTAMP group meeting in July, and also made 20 more for general swapping at convention.
Stamps: Quilt Quips
Paper: Soft Suede, Crushed Curry, Melon Mambo, Whisper White
Ink: Basic Black; SU! Markers: Crushed Curry, Melon Mambo
Access: Gold Brads, Soft Suede Ribbon, Dimensionals, 1-1/4" Square Punch, Big Shot, Top Note Die

Hope you enjoyed your visit today. Check back tomorrow for the 3-D items I swapped at convention and a look at some other convention photos.

Thanks so much for stopping by!
Live, Laugh, Love and STAMP!

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

My Convention Swaps - part one

I am still alive and well......just have been so busy with everyday life since my return from Salt Lake City. I had a wonderful time at Convention, I went with two other gals, Pam and Linda, from the weSTAMP group and it was there first convention and my 9th. That added to my excitement seeing them enjoy all that Stampin' Up! has to offer us at convention. I have soooooo many photos and things to share with you, I don't even know where to begin. I tried posting from my hotel, but the camera and my laptop were not wanting to communicate late at night so I finally just gave up.

Thanks for being so patient and sticking with I am going to share with you two of the cards I swapped for General Swapping at Convention. As many of you know I LOVE to SWAP!!!!

My Circle Circus Card

Stamps: Circle Circus, A Little Birthday Cheer
Paper: Soft Suede, Bermuda Bay, Melon Mambo, Whisper White
Ink: Bermuda Bay, Soft Suede, Melon Mambo
Access: Bermuda Bay Polka Dot Grosgrain Ribbon, Dimensionals
Tools: Circle Punches, Modern Label Punch

My Totally Tools Card

Stamps: Totally Tools, Sanded
Paper: Kraft, Not Quite Navy, Close to Cocoa, Whisper White
Ink: Basic Brown
Access: Paper Piercing Tool, Mat Set, Gold Brads, Dimensionals

I will have more to share tomorrow. Please come back and take a look.
Thanks for stopping by!!
Live, Laugh, Love and STAMP

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Convention Check-In Day

Hello everyone I am so excited to be in Salt Lake City for the annual Stampin' Up! Convention. Today was the first official day of convention. However, I arrived on Tuesday afternoon, and immediately started feeling the excitement with all the other demonstrators around.

Wednesday was check-in day, swapping and memento mall shopping. Stampini' Up! is offering some awesome items this year as well. I am here with Pam and Linda from the weSTAMP group and 2997 other demonstrators. I think the highlight of our day was when we were asked by one of the Stampin' Up! staff to assist them with a card challenge using the Under the Stars Stamp set for the Just for Kids Campaign. We were given the stamp set, and after mounting it we were to use the supplies provided and create a card. It was so much fun and we each got to keep the stamp set too!!

Below: Me, Pam, Linda on Wednesday

Below: here we are creating our cards for the Just Kids Campaign

below: here are the cards we created
left to right bottom row: Pam's card, Barbara's card, Linda's card
Stamp set: Under the Stars

This was so much fun and we were so excited to be asked.
I will try to post a few of my swap cards in the morning.

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