Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Pucker Up Buttercup....Kissing Technique How To

Hi Stampers!  It's the first Tuesday of the month which means it's discount day at the grocery store and it's technique day here at LA Stamper!  Today I'm going back to basics and showing you the kissing technique.  This is a super easy and fun technique where you kiss two stamps together so you end up with one image on the other when you stamp them.

Basically you need one larger solid image stamp (ink in a lighter color) and one smaller image stamp (ink in a darker color).  Then you kiss the two stamps together and stamp the solid image one on your cardstock.  The result is so fun!

For this project, I kissed the letter a from the Larger Than Life Alphabet (inked with Blackberry Bliss) with the Positively Chevron background stamp (not inked).  So, I kissed off some of the ink from my letter and then when I stamped it I ended up with a fun chevron a!

I was inspired by Becky Roberts for this project and did these fun little note rings with my downline at our last Stamp & Share.

Here's another example on a card.

On this one, I inked up the small solid butterfly from the Papillion Potpourri set with Pink Pirouette ink and kissed it with the find splatter from the Gorgeous Grunge set (inked with Strawberry Slush ink).  Here's a close up of the butterflies so you can have a better look.

I also did up a quick video for you so you can see the different ways to do this technique.

Kissing is a fun and easy technique that you can use to add a little something extra to your stamps!  Give it a try and let me know how it goes for you!

You can find everything you need to make the card shown today in my online store. Head on over there with the shopping list and place your order today!

Shopping List
Stamps:  Papillion Potpourri, Yippee Skippee, Gorgeous Grunge
Ink:  Strawberry Slush, Pink Pirouette
Cardstock:  Strawberry Slush, Pink Pirouette, Smoky Slate, Whisper White
Accessories:  Paper Doilies, Whisper White Seam Binding ribbon, Whisper White Baker's Twine
Tools:  Big Shot, Starburst Framelits & Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder, Bitty Butterfly punch, 2 1/2" Circle Punch

Have an inspired day!

Sunday, August 31, 2014

Simple Card Sunday 4 - Kinda Eclectic Card

Happy Simple Card Sunday!  Today I'm sharing a card I came across on Pinterest a while back (and do you think I can find it again...nope...so if you made and pinned a card like the one I'm sharing today, thank you for your inspiration!).  I loved the layout and simplicity of this card and thought it would be perfect for Simple Card Sunday.

Remember, for it to be a candidate for Simple Card Sunday it has to be able to be made in 5 easy steps, take 10-15 minutes to complete and use minimal supplies!

Here are the 5 easy steps:
  • Fold the Crumb Cake cardstock in half (5 1/2 x 8 1/2).  Stick the Tangerine Tango piece (3 7/8 x 5 1/8) on it.  Set aside.
  • Using the Kinda Eclectic set, stamp the dots with Crumb Cake ink and the leaf with Moss Meadow ink on the Whisper White cardstock ( 3 3/4 x 5).
  • Apply a strip of Retro Fresh Washi tape over the top of the dots and bottom of the leaf
  • Stamp the butterfly with Cajun Craze ink on a scrap of Whisper White cardstock.  Punch it out and put a Stampin' Dimensional on the back.  Add some Linen Thread (stick on the dimensional) loops.  Stick the butterfly on the card.  Add 3 pearls to the body of the butterfly.
  • Stick the stamped white piece to the Tangerine Tango piece.
Check out the video so you can see me make the card in real time.

And, here's another card made with the same layout.  For this one, I used the new Festival of Trees set from the Holiday catalog.  I am loving this set almost as much as the Wonderous Wreath set!!!!

You can find everything you need to make both the cards shown today in my online store.  Head on over there with the shopping list (includes the featured card supplies only) and place your order today!

Shopping List
Stamps:  Kinda Eclectic
Ink:  Crumb Cake, Mossy Meadow, Cajun Craze
Cardstock:  Crumb Cake, Tangerine Tango, Whisper White
Accessories:  Linen Thread, Stampin' Dimensionals, Retro Fresh Washi Tape
Tools:  Elegant Butterfly punch

Have an inspired day!

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Frightful Wreath

Hi Stampers!  It's here, it's here, it's here...the Holiday Catalog is LIVE today and you can finally order all of the awesome new products in it!  Today I have a spooktacular project to share with you!

I am in love with this wreath and can't wait to hang it up!

This spooky project is a kit in the Holiday Catalog!  I've made mine a little different than the instructions (no surprise, right?!?!?!).  You can find this kit on page 36 of the Holiday Catalog or in my online store here.

And, here's the best part!  I'm offering this project as a private class.  All you have to do is find a minimum of 4 friends and choose a date!  It's $40 per person and after I receive payment for everyone attending, I order the kits.  Then on the date we choose, I show up at your place kits in hand (or you come to me) and we craft the afternoon or evening away!  Sounds like fun doesn't it?  So, don't delay!  I have limited dates available in September and October for you to have a spooktacular wreath class with your friends.  Contact me today to book your date!

Have an inspired (and spooktacular) day!

Monday, August 25, 2014

Happy Stampaversary!

On August 31, I will be celebrating my 12th anniversary as a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator!  Oh my, how the time has flown by!!!  It's been a great ride for sure!

Until August 28, you can join my awesome team of demonstrators with the Short & Sweet Starter Kit sale!  You get to choose $190 of product for your kit for only $125!  In addition to the product you choose, you also get a bunch of business stuff to get you started...we're talking catalogs, the new Holiday Catalog, order forms and so much more!  If you have an order that totals $200 waiting to be placed you deserve a discount and should give being a demonstrator a try.  Sounds super fun doesn't it?  Head over to my website and get signed up today!  You have nothing to lose!

Check out what I got in the mail a couple weeks ago...

It's a great card congratulating me on my 12th anniversary!  This is something relatively new that Stampin' Up! Canada has started.  Every demonstrator gets a card celebrating their anniversary, or as I like to call it a Stampaversary, from head office!

It was a great mail day when this came and I opened it!  One of the best parts was the back.  Look what was stamped on it...

Love!  That's right...there is a group of Canadian Demonstrators that has volunteered to make a bunch of these kinds of cards that get sent out for the anniversaries!  Isn't that awesome! 

So, what do you think?  Can you picture yourself getting an anniversary card in the mail from Stampin' Up! Canada in the mail a year from now?  If I haven't convinced you to join me yet, here are 10 more reasons...ok, 11!

  • Save $$$...high quality, coordinating stamping supplies at a discount
  • Sneak Peeks...SU Demonstrators get to see and order new products a month before they are released to everyone else!
  • Friendships...I have met some of my closest friends through Stampin' Up! (from all across North America!)
  • Freedom...the freedom to make your own schedule, the freedom to earn some extra $$$, the freedom to do your business your way
  • Earn $$$...pay a bill each month, fund your child's extra curricular activities, or support your crafting habit!
  • Exclusive Events...Convention, Leadership Conference, exclusive Canadian Conferences and my team events (which are SO FUN!)
  • Free Stamps...earn FREE stamps with the Stampin' Start program in your first 6 months as a demonstrator and earn FREE stamps after that with various other programs and promotions
  • Stampin' Connection...an online demonstrator community where you can connect and network with other demonstrators from around the world and see thousands of creative ideas and samples
  • Free Training...through Stampin' Up! and me!
  • Recognition...Stampin' Up! has many ways of recognizing demonstrator achievements from sale to leadership to how long you've been a demonstrator to everything in between.  We earn cash bonuses, product bonuses, free event registration, vacations and so much more!
  • Inspired By Ink...my team that I love so much!  We have Stamp & Share events every second month, a group Facebook Page, and a special You Tube Channel just for us!  We learn techniques and about products, we support and cheer each other on and we help each other out.  Join my team for an instant group of friends!

 So what are you waiting for?  You have nothing to lose!  Join my amazing team during the Short & Sweet promotion and choose $190 of product for only $125...and no shipping charges on your starter kit!  You choose what you want in your starter kit and you choose what kind of demonstrator you want to be.  Sign up for the discount on your crafting supplies or sign up to make it a career, or sign up for something in between!  But hurry, this offer ends August 28!  Run to my website and get started right now!

Have an inspired day!

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Simple Card Sunday - Episode 3, Wonderous Wreath Card

Hi Stampers!  Welcome to Simple Card Sunday!  Today I have a super fun, super easy Christmas card to share.  I know...Christmas?!?!?!  But, it's never too soon to start thinking about making your Christmas cards and this design is so simple it might even be the one for you this year!

Remember, for a card to be included in Simple Card Sunday it has to use minimal supplies, be completed in 5 easy steps and be able to be made in 10-15 minutes.

Are you ready?  Here we go!

Sigh...I LOVE this card and I LOVE this stamp set!!!!

Here are the 5 easy steps:
  • Fold the Old Olive (5 1/2 x 8 1/2) piece in half
  • On the Whisper White piece ( 3 3/4 x 5), stamp the biggest wreath image with Pear Pizzazz ink.  Stamp the smaller wreath image over the first stamped image with Old Olive ink.  And, then stamp the berry image with Real Red ink over the wreath.
  • Stamp the sentiment at the bottom of the card with Old Olive ink
  • Mat the Whisper White piece on the Real Red piece ( 3 7/8 x 5 1/8).  Apply Stampin' Dimensionals on the back of the Real Red piece and then stick it on the folded Old Olive card base.
  • Tie a simple bow with some Real Red Cotton Ribbon and stick it on the wreath with a glue dot.
Check out the video to see me make this card in real time and a ribbon bow tip!

Here's one more card made with this same layout.  This card features the Bright & Beautiful stamp set from the Holiday Catalog as well as the Star Framelits!  You can get the Star Framelits bundled with the Bright & Beautiful set FREE when you purchase a Big Shot before August 31.  Already have a Big Shot?  That's wonderful!  You can get the Framelits and set bundled at a 15% discount until the end of August.  Head over to my online store to place your order today and don't forget to use the hostess code JVPYSGHR to be entered into a draw for some awesome gold metal buttons.

Get a jump on your jingle!  You can find everything you need to create my featured card in my online store starting August 28 when the Holiday Catalog goes live!  Don't forget to order the envelopes so you'll be all set to send your cards out!  Head on over there with the shopping list to place your order today!

Shopping List
Stamps:  Wonderous Wreath
Ink:  Pear Pizzazz, Old Olive, Real Red
Cardstock:  Old Olive, Real Red, Whisper White
Accessories:  Real Red Cotton Ribbon

Have an inspired day!