Saturday, August 30, 2014

Addicted To the Gift Box Punch Board!

Hello, Stampers!!

The fear of the unknown has been hovering over me!!  Although I got to use the gift box punch board at Convention, I wasn't sure if I could manage on my own.  However after a quick video tutorial (There are several on YouTube.), I struck out on my own.  

Voila!  After I had made the first box (You actually do the same things 4 times) I had it and so will you.  There are a nice variety of sized boxes and like the envelope punch board, dimensions and scoring places are clearly listed!  I used the new heavier cardstock for some of the boxes but I found that DSP is fabulous too!

I hate to stop making boxes today but I need to get next weeks sample cards ready!!!  I have had so much fun and I made most of them in front of the television!

So, sign up for our workshop on Sept. 17, from 1:30 pm-3:30 pm at the Gallery (deadline for signup is Sept. 5) and you will be an expert in 5 minutes too!!!!  Be the  first to email the words punch board to me and receive an $8 discount on the class or, if you don't care to attend, you'll receive 2 of my completed gift boxes.  All supplies for the boxes and tags and your own personal punch board are included in the $28 price.
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Happy Stampin' Hugs,
Ree ♫•*¨*•.¸¸♥ ¸¸.•*¨*•♫♪

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Thank You and Welcome to My Team!

I am so happy to welcome the newest member of my team, 
Gail Sora!
  Have fun and enjoy all of your perks, Gail!

Gail joins the following wonderful gals!
Donna Kremkau
Donna LaRochelle
Dianne Kessans

Look for your special gift bag the next time I see you!!
♫•*¨*•.¸¸♥ ¸¸.•*¨*•♫♪

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Oh, What Fun! Halloween Pop-Up Explosion Card!

Vintage stamps and a new idea (for me!).  I've been intimidated by all of those complicated pop-up explosion cards but once I got down to it, it was not that difficult.  The biggest problem is choosing the cute pop-ups from all of the wonderful elements that Stampin' Up has made available to us!

We featured sparkly ghosts (upside down owls!) and cute stamps from years gone by, since it's not quite time to unveil the adorable Halloween stamps in the Holiday catalog!  Soon, though!  Soon!

Our efforts were rewarded at the Monday Art Gallery Cards classes with over-the-top and fun Halloween cards!  I gleaned some of the basic construction information from a treasure trove of YouTube videos!  Check them out!!  I liked this one because the measurements for scoring are easy to remember:  2", 4", 6", 8"!!

Here are our cute creations and our cute creators :-)!  

Project Life With Stampin' Up August Workshop!

Hey stampers!  Are you 50 years behind in your scrapbooking like I am?  Project Life with Stampin' Up might be your answer.  The products are very reasonable priced and provide you with beautiful coordinating backgrounds, accessories and embellishments!

We had our first Project Life scrapbooking workshop last Friday.  Our goals were:
  • To just get started!
  • To just get started!
  • To just get started!
I am happy to report that our Mission was Accomplished!  Everyone was able to complete 4-5 pages in our 2 hours!  Even better, everyone now has a sense of direction and what was daunting is now do-able!!  Good going, gals!

We'll have a follow up class later in the fall!

Here are our intrepid scrappers and their pages!  As you can see, we gave ourselves lots of room.

Thank you for attending, Gail, Andrea, Amy and Jane and I look forward to scrapping with you again soon!!

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Inspiration and Imitation!

Hey, Stampers!

Here's a different twist on a My Paper Pumpkin picture frame!  I used some beautiful floret DSP that I've been hoarding since its retirement!  A few punches and pearls and voila!  This will be a doorprize for one of my stampers!  Perfect for a stamp room shelf, don't you think?

Thank you, Mike Lueken and Scrapbooking 24/7, for the Facebook inspiration!!

Happy Stamping!!

New Weekly Deals!

Hello, Stampers!

Here are this week's weekly deals, good until the evening of Monday, August 18!  

Weekly Deals

Big Shot Die Bigz L Petite Purse
Envelope Liners Framelits Die
Fancy Fan Textured Impressions Embossing Folder
Label Petite Curly Punch
Natural 7/8 Cotton Ribbon
Rosette Designer Bigz XL Die
Tea Time II Digital Kit -- Digital Download
Wildflower Meadow Textured Impressions Embossing Folder

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Date Night!!!  Girls' Night Out!!
Come to the Art Gallery of Viera between 6 and 9 pm this Saturday evening, August 9, for good company, beautiful art, refreshments and live music at no charge!!!

I will be demonstrating card making so stop by and say hello and stamp a quick make 'n take!!

Folding Screen Christmas Card and Plane and Simple Card

Hello, Wonderful Stampin' Gals! ('Cause that is the ONLY kind there are!!!)

I hope you are having a wonderful week and finding some happy creative time!  Now that I am settled for the next 5 weeks or so, I'll be catching up with some of pictures of classes and projects!!

Don't forget to check all of the specials available now!  It's fun to save!!  I'm looking for a few good gals to join my team!  The only requirements are a love of stamping & a love of discounts.  You don't even have to give a thought to sales and bookings!!

Here are our fun projects from yesterday's Art Gallery Card classes met yesterday!  Such fun and not even that difficult!  We enjoyed using retired stamps while we're waiting (rather impatiently) for the Holiday Catalog items to be available on August 28!!  You're gonna love it!!!

Bummer!  Instagram is good for Instagram but not for sending pix to our blog!!  Major fail as they are web images and not the required jpg, png etc.  Live and learn!  Back to my "real" camera!

Hugs and Happy Stampin' to everyone!!

 Love our "feather" cards from a week ago!

Saturday, August 2, 2014

Yeahhhhh! You ARE a Big Shot! :-)

Hi, Stampers!!

Lots of cool things going on this week but let me start with the Big Shot special going on now!!

If you already have your Big Shot, there are lots of great bundles for you to get at a nice 15% discount!  If you purchase a Big Shot, you get a bundle free--a $45-$50 value!!

Just go to the cute little pink shopping cart on the upper right and you're on your way!!  This offer is good through August 31!!!