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Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Jolly Friends Snow Place Jolly Hat Builder Punch Moose

The Stamp Share For Leaders group just had a swap using products from the new Holiday Catalog. We each design two cards and then make 40 of each, so we end up with 80 different cards. It's so much fun seeing what everyone has made! This is such a talented group of demonstrators!

Here's my first card. Of course I had to use the moose!

I thought this was really cute, but I wasn't sure I wanted to color in that moose 40 times! So I changed up the colors a bit:

Much better! I also decided to use the Labeler Alphabet to alter the greeting instead of writing it in.

Different looks with different Designer Series Papers!

And all 4 designs together:

Here's what it looks like open:

And how I stamped part of the greeting from Snow Place so I could change the ending:

Colors: Crumb Cake, Early Espresso, Real Red, Whisper White

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Display Board- Thoughtful Branches Bundle

When the Thoughtful Branches Bundle was announced, Stampin' Up! said it was only available until August 31st. Today they announced it is available while supplies last! So if you haven't ordered it yet, you still have time! I thought I'd share all of the cards I made using it in one picture! This was my display for the month of August.

All of these cards have been on my blog, so check the posts for August to see them all!

Monday, August 29, 2016

Display Board- New Sets From The Annual Catalog

I'm a little behind in sharing because of the Thoughtful Branches Bundle! It kind of took over this month, but it has been so much fun creating with it!

This is what I had on my display for the month of July. These are all made with new sets in the Annual Catalog. I made all of them except 3. We made some of them at Stamp-A-Stacks, some were for swaps and the rest were just for fun!

Friday, August 26, 2016

Anniversary Cards From My Downline

Two of the girls in my downline gave me Anniversary cards at my Customer Appreciation Party. I just have to share them!

From Amy- she used the Number Of Years stamp set

From Denette- she used the August Paper Pumpkin stamp set

Close up to show the glitter and how Denette colored the flowers

Thank you ladies! And to all my customers! Here's to another 15 years and $100,000 in sales, but not necessarily in that order! ;)

Thursday, August 25, 2016

Jolly Friends Hang Your Stocking Tag

The third project for my Customer Appreciation Party was a cute little tag using some items from the Holiday Catalog that starts on September 1st.

Stamp Sets: Jolly Friends, Hang Your Stocking

Accessories: Jolly Hat Builder Punch, Mini Jingle Bells 
(and the Scalloped Tag Topper Punch from the Annual Catalog)

Colors: Basic Black, Real Red, Whisper White

I had the hat pieces stamped and punched, so everyone punched the tag, stamped the greeting and assembled. The jingle bells are so cute!

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!