Friday, June 27, 2008

Build-A-Flower Projects

I had a class last weekend using the Accents and Elements Build-A-Flower. I have wanted to have this class ever since I got a Build-A-Flower at Convention last summer as part of our make n' takes. Here are some of the projects we created.

This first project is one that was inspired by our convention make n' takes. At convention we created a 12 x12 scrapbook page. Not everyone is a scrapbooker, so I gave everyone a choice between creating the scrapbook page and creating an 8 x 10 page that they could frame. Everyone chose to create the 8 x 10.

This card is also one that was inspired by a project from Convention make n' takes. It's a 3 x 6 card.


I really love the way this card turned out. I think it is my favorite of all the projects for this class! The stem of the flowers is made using Pick a Petal. Before I inked the stamp I put tape over the half of the petal that I didn't want. Then I inked the stamp, removed tha tape and stamped my image.

The grass on this card and the photo layout above were made using a strip of Wild Wasabi cardstock that I snipped all the way across. I curled the edges a bit and removed a few of the "blades" to create a few open spaces.

We also decorated the tin and created a little purse. We used the Crop-A-Dile to punch holes in the edge of the tin (hinged edge should be the bottom of your purse) and used 5/8 in Chocolate Chip Grosgrain Ribbon for the handle. We also decorated the front with Designer Paper and flowers from the Build-A-Flower. We also used the Build-A-Brad to make the center of the flower. There are many pieces in the Build-A-Flower that is the perfect size for the Build-A-Brad.

For the last project of the class I had cut several sizes of Kraft Cardstock and let my class attendees use anything that was left in their tin (and there was plenty left!) to make cards. Here are two of the cards that I made. I also used sections of the background stamp Happiness on my cards.

My next class will be a Retirement Party! We will be giving a big send off to some of the sets that will be retiring at the end of this catalog. I will also have a special offer on retiring sets for those who attend my class. Space is limited, so email me today to resesrve your spot in this class!

Class is Saturday July 12th at 10 am and the cost is $12.



Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Sale! Sale! Sale!

I am offering a special sale from now until Saturday.

Take 15% off your order!

Orders of $150 or more will receive hostess benefits (Exclusive hostess-only stamp set and a minimum of $15 in free merchandise)

Don't forget that June 30th is the last day you can order from the Occasions Mini Collection!

Make sure you order any retiring stamps you can't live without!

Don't forget that the 2007 In Colors will be retiring with the 2008 Spring and Summer Collection so make sure you stock up on cardstock, ink and ribbons!

The fine print:

This offer is only available through me and is not being offered by Stampin' Up! All orders and payment must be received by 9:00pm EDT Saturday to receive the discount. Visa, Master Card, checks and Paypal accepted. Taxes and shipping will be calculated before the discount is taken.

Color Challenge

I wasn't able to make a card for Kristina's Color Challenge last week, so I was excited to see this color challenge posted today.









Purely Pomegranate
Regal Rose
River Rock
Wild Wasabi
Whisper White



One of the things that made me jump on this challenge is that I almost never use River Rock. Don't get me wrong, I like it, but I just never seem to pull it out and use it. I figured today I better use it while I had the chance, since the In Colors will be gone before we know it!


This is actually my second card I made for the Color Challenge. I might post the other later so you can see it. It just didn't come out the way I wanted. Plus I added Chocolate Chip and I wanted to see if I could make a card with just the five colors in the challenge. I ended up liking this card much better although it is a bit like my last color challenge card.



For my card I used: Pick a Petal and It's Your Birthday stamp sets; River Rock and Whisper White cardstock; Purely Pomegranate and Regal Rose Classic Ink; Wild Wasabi Double Stitched Ribbon; Stampin' Demensionals

Monday, June 16, 2008

Retirement List

The retirement list is here for the 2008 Spring and Summer Collection! These stamp sets will only be available until August 10th.

Come join me for a retirement party on Saturday, July 12th at 10 am! We will stamp with retiring stamps and attendees will get a special discount on retiring sets purchased that day. The cost for the retirement party is $12.

Click here for the retiring sets:

Alphabetical Retirement List
Page Number Retirement List


Email me today to purchase these sets before they are gone forever!

Sunday, June 15, 2008

Beate's Weekend Sketch Challenge

Happy Father's Day to all the dads out there!

We have had a pretty low-key day. The only thing my husband wanted to do today was watch the US Open.

Here is my card for Beate's Weekend Sketch Challenge . Materials used were:
Time Well Spent

Kraft, Certainly Celery and Naturals White Card Stock

Almost Amethyst Prinst DSP

Almost Amethyst, Certainly Celery Rose Red, Regal Rose and Appricot Appeal Classic Ink

Appricot Appeal 3/8 in Grosgrain Ribbon, Fresh Favorites II Buttons, Silver Brads, Glue Dots (for the buttons), Demension als, Aqua Painter and Crafter's Tool Kit

Saturday, June 14, 2008

Color Challenge Card

Ahhh...I love air conditioning! It was so nice to stamp this morning.

We are off to spend the day with family, but before I go here is my card for Kristina's Color Challenge . This week's challenge was So Saffron, Rose Red, Basic Gray, Old Olive and Whisper White. The inspiration comes from Ikea. I love Ikea and I have heard that there will soon be one in Charlotte. Right now the closest one is at Potomac Mills Mall south of DC.


Supplies for my card are:

Pick a Petal

Basic Gray and Whisper White Card Stock

Old Olive and So Saffron Prints DSP

Rose Red and Basic Gray Classic Ink

Old Olive 5/8 in Grosgrain Ribbon, 3/4 in Circle Punch







Friday, June 13, 2008

Blog Candy Winner

I wanted to post earlier, but when my husband got home from work yesterday, our A/C was not working and we couldn't get it serviced until tonight. It was way to hot to stamp today, or do anything other than lay on the couch! I am just glad that if the air had to go out it was yesterday and today and not last week when it was a heat index of over 100. The A/C is all fixed now and the house is cooling down, so I should have cards for you tomorrow. Kristina has posted another awesome color challenge and of course, it's the weekend so I want to do Beate's Weekend Sketch Challenge.

I used Random.org to pick a winner for the blog candy and the winner is:

MelissaS

Please email me your address and I will get the blog candy in the mail to you!

Thursday, June 12, 2008

Father's Day Cards


As you are reading this I am on a road trip to PA (with a 10 month old!), but I wanted to share the Father's Day cards I made for this year. My husband reads my blog, so I will have to post the card I am making for his first Father's day after I give it to him.

This card was made using one of Beate John's sketches. I haven't used Unfrogettable in a while and I thought it would make cute Father's Day cards.

Supplies for this card:
Unfrogettable

Pumpkin Pie, Chocolate Chip, Bordering Blue, Kraft and Naturals White Card Stock

Old Olive, Chocolate Chip, Close to Cocoa, Always Artichoke and Creamy Caramel Classic Ink.

Pumpkin Pie Striped Grosgrain Ribbon, Old Olive Prints DSP, Pewter Jumbo Eyelets, Aqua Painter and Crop-A-Dile.

Monday, June 9, 2008

Stampin' Up!s eScape and Blog Candy

During the month of June Stampin' Up! is encouraging everyone to eScape by turning off the "e" in your life (email, cell phones, text messaging) and reconnect with your friends and family by hand-written notes. Everyone loves to get something in the mail besides bills, so make someone's day by sending them a hand stamped card. I know I have a few friends I have been meaning to send a card to for a while, so I am going to make the extra effort this month to sit down and write them a card!



So what about the blog candy? Leave a comment on this post (by Midnight June 12th) with who you have sent a card to and I will pick one winner on Friday June 13th. I'm giving away a Tree For All Seasons stamp set and an assortment of Stampin' Up! Ribbon.

Saturday, June 7, 2008

Build-A-Flower Stamp Class

June's stamp class is going to be a great one and you don't want to miss out! We will be working with the Accents & Elements Build-A-Flower. What is the Accents & Elements Build-A-Flower, you ask. Its a great little tin (and some of my customers know how much I LOVE things that come in tins!) filled with sheets of self adhesive die cuts. The die cuts are mostly flowers, but there are some other do dads in there as well. The die cuts come in Rose Red, Wild Wasabi, Bashful Blue and Lovely Lilac.

The class cost includes your own Build-A-Flower tin and several projects including making the tin into a cute purse! When we are done with all of our projects, you'll still have bunches of flowers left over to take home with you and create even more.

Class Details
When: Saturday, June 21st 10:00 am
Where: My House
Cost: $20 due by June 12th

Email me to register today! Class size is limited!

Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Want to win a $50 gift certificate?

Would you like to win a $50 gift certificate that you can spend on merchandise in the upcoming Fall and Winter Idea Book & Catalog? Hostesses that book and hold a Stampin' Up! workshop with me between now and July 27th will be entered in a drawing to win a $50 gift certificate.

If you would like to be entered to win, email me today to book your workshop!

This promotion is only available only through Elizabeth Goliber, Independent Demonstrator. Winner will be notified by August 6, 2008.

Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Sneak Peak

Stampin' Up! is offering you a Sneak Peak of one of the new sets that will be in the Fall and Winter Idea Book & Catalog! During the month of June you can purchase the set Fresh Cut for $21.95 and when you purchase the set you can also purchase the new Fresh Cut Notes for just $5 (reg $8.95). The Fresh Cut stamp set is die cut so you can get started stamping right away!

And here is an even better deal: when you host a $400 workshop in the month of June, you get the Fresh Cut stamp set AND the Fresh Cut Notes for FREE. That's over a $30 value! And that is in addition to all of the regular hostess benefits!

Email me today to book your workshop and get your Fresh Cut and Fresh Cut Notes for FREE!

Sunday, June 1, 2008

Scrapbooking


Here is another scrapbook page I have done for my daughter's scrapbook. I feel like I am making some progress! I have also cleaned my scrapbook stuff off the dining room table, so my husband is happy, too!

I used a sketch from Valerie Salmon's blog Got Sketch. I just recently discovered her blog and I am loving her sketches. I often use sketches when I need some inspiration on my layout, but I saw this sketch when I was perusing Valerie's blog and knew it would work for this picture that I had just gotten printed.

To create the large scallops on the left side of my page, I punched Rose Red Prints paper with my 1 3/8' circle punch. Then I lined them up side by side along the left edge of my paper. After I adhered the circles, I cut a strip of Always Artichoke 11/16" (half of the 1 3/8"). I've seen other samples with this technique, but this is the first time I tired it.

The large flower is from the On-Board Accents covered with Almost Amethyst Prints paper. I trace the shape of the flower onto the paper and cut out. (I turn the chipboard piece upside down and trace on the back of the paper, so that my pencil marks don't show.) I cover the back of the paper generously with a glue stick and adhere to the chipboard. After the glue has a chance to dry, I trim the execs paper with paper snips or craft knife, then I sand the edges smooth with a sanding block.

Supplies used for this page:
Schoolbook Serif Alpha
Chocolate Chip, Always Artichoke, Real Red and So Saffron Card Stock
Real Red, Almost Amethyst and So Saffron Prints Designer Paper
Whisper White Craft Pad
Build A Flower, Build A Brad, On-board Accents
1 1/4" Circle Punch