• August 2-31: Thoughtful Branches Bundle Available
  • August 6: Technique Training, 10-noon
  • August 20: Customer Appreciation Party, 2-4 pm
  • September 1: First Day of Holiday Catalog!
  • September 10: Technique Training, 10-noon
  • September 16: Product Extravaganza! 4-7 pm

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Swirly Bird Sail Boat

This was another one of the Make & Takes at my Customer Appreciation Party. I've seen so many cute cards with a sail boat on waves, but this is my version: 

Colors: Daffodil Delight, Marina Mist, Real Red, Whisper White

I had the sailboats stamped and cut out (by hand!) so all that needed to be done was stamping the sun and waves and then assembling everything. Aren't they cute?

Monday, August 22, 2016

My Customer Appreciation Party

I had my Customer Appreciation Party on Saturday and it was so much fun! Yesterday was my 15th Anniversary of being a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator! I couldn't have made it this far without my awesome customers, so I decided to throw a party to celebrate them. And spoil them a little! I didn't get any pictures during the party, but I did take pictures of the goodies I made:

Everyone received a Full Sized Wide Stamp Case that I decorated and filled. I had some retired Cotton Paper that I had never used. It worked perfectly for the background paper since it's not very thick but is really strong. It almost has a plastic-y feel. The colors are Bermuda Bay, Crushed Curry, Cucumber Crush and Watermelon Wonder.

Here's a close up of one so you can see the stamping I did. I used two business stamp sets that have fun sayings. I especially like the "HELLO my name is ___ & I'm Addicted To Stamping!"

Inside the box are the supplies needed for three Make & Takes (I'll be sharing those this week), a pack of Dimensionals, a small stamp (from the Every Occasion stamp set) and an ink spot.

I had fun putting these together and everyone liked them! They were the perfect size to put their finished projects in and take everything home! 

In addition to stamping, I had some trivia questions, we did a Left-Right game that was pretty hilarious to watch and played Bingo! And of course there was chocolate to eat!

A couple of weeks ago I sent an e-mail to my customers letting them I was getting very close to a special goal- $100,000 in sales! I know there are demonstrators that can sell that much in a year, but for me and my small business it's a big deal! Well, thanks to my awesome customers, I have achieved my goal! The order from Saturday put me over the top!


Friday, August 19, 2016

Thoughtful Branches Wonderful Year Christmas Tree

And of course that big tree needed to be dressed up for Christmas! I used some enamel dots from least year's Holiday Catalog, but you could use the new Enamel Shapes from the Annual Catalog. That's where the star is from. Or the White Perfect Accents and color them with a Sharpie Marker. I love this greeting! It's in the new Holiday Catalog that starts on September 1st!

HOLIDAY CATALOG Stamp Set: Wonderful Year - available September 1st!

Colors: Garden Green, Gold, Real Red, Whisper White

Thursday, August 18, 2016

Thoughtful Branches Work Of Art

I wanted to come up with another way to get a background similar to the Watercolor Wash I shared yesterday, without having to watercolor. I used one of the stamps from Work Of Art to create this background:

Colors: Chocolate Chip, Garden Green, Soft Sky, Wild Wasabi, Whisper White

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Thoughtful Branches Watercolor Tree

I haven't done the big tree with leaves on it yet, so here it is on a watercolor washed background. I thought with the soft colors it would make a nice sympathy card.

Colors: Chocolate Chip, Garden Green, Soft Sky, Whisper White

I used regular Whisper White card stock for the watercolor layer instead of real Watercolor Paper. I just wanted to see if it would work. It does, but be careful not to use a lot of water!