Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Blog alert

Hi Ladies,

I know it has been a while and I am almost completed with my training for the new job. I am hoping to get back into the swing of things in the next couple of weeks. Thank you to those of you that have hung in there with me. As a treat I wanted to tell you about a blog that I found recently. Keepsakes By Melissa is a great blog and is offering fabulous blog candy right now so hop on over there and sign up to be a part of the drawing.

Monday, June 15, 2009

Sneak Peak

Here is a sneak peak at some of the new Stampin' Up! products in the new 2009/2010 Catalog and Idea Book. This set uses the new In-Colors along with the new level 3 hostess set called Kind and Caring thoughts (the flower image). also used is a new stamp set called teeny tiny wishes that fit perfectly in the word window punch and a new punch called the Modern Label Punch. There are so many great things in the new catty and the new In-Colors are starting to grow on me already! I am waiting for the new catalogs to be delivered and hoping that they arrive soon.

Sunday, June 14, 2009

New In-Colors

Ok, Ladies (and Gents if there are any reading this), here are the new In-Colors for the 2009/2010 Stampin' Up! Catalog. I have mixed feelings about these colors, but it seems like I always do when the new colors come out and I have to say goodbye to the old colors. I really liked all of the Spring colors this year and will be sad to see them go. So the new names are:

  1. Rich Razzleberry
  2. Dusty Durango
  3. Melon Mambo
  4. Crushed Curry
  5. Bermuda Bay
  6. Soft Suede
All of the New In-Colors will be available starting July 1st and I will also be having a ribbon share for the new In-Color polka-dot grosgrain ribbons. It will be 2 1/2 yds of each of the 6 colors for $13.00. If you are interested in joining the share please contact me thru e-mail at jacque1263@yahoo.com for sign-up info.

Thursday, June 4, 2009

So Sorry

I am so sorry I have neglected my blog lately. I accepted a new job and it will be starting next week and it has taken up alot of my time getting ready for it. Unfortunately, I will be away for most of the next 2 months in training so you will not see much posting until I finish the training. In the meantime, Here is a pic of the 2nd scrapbook page that we did in our first scrapbook class. We had lots of fun in the class and I am planning another class real soon.

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Upcoming Scrapbook class

I know it has been a while since I posted and I do apologize. I went on vacation in the last week in April and lost all track of everything once I returned. I had a great time at Sea World with a good friend so you will be seeing layouts of my trip sometime in the future. For now, I want to share with you a layout that is part of a new series of scrapbooking classes I am starting. The layout is a redesigned sketch from NutzAboutStamping and I really love the way it came together. It uses the Bella Rose DSP and A Rose is a Rose stamp set along with a few other things. I will save the other layout for a surprise.

Monday, April 27, 2009

Viva La Verve Sketch challenge

Here is another sketch challenge that I happened upon and thought I would give a try. I am finding that I am able to come up with more ideas when the designing part is all done for me. This card is made with Kraft cardstock and the Parisian Breeze DSP. I also used the Fifth Avenue Floral stamp set for the rose and the Embrace Life stamp set for the words along with Baja Breeze striped grosgrain ribbon and some half pearls. The sketch is from the Verve Company message board on SCS and I am going to try to do a few sketch challenges each week. I would like to see all my friends and customers and give one a try and see what it sparks in you!

Saturday, April 25, 2009

Mojo Monday Sketch Challenge

I have been feeling uninspired lately and seem to be casing alot of cards I see so I thought I would try a couple of sketch challenges and see what happens. I am pleasantly surprised that I as able to come up with something that I am happy with. I used the rub-ons from the Mini catalog along with the Eastern Blooms stamp set. Baja Breeze cardstock, Parisian Breeze DSP, Large and small brads, scallop border punch and dimensionals were also used. I really like the Mojo Monday sketches and will try to do them each week.

Monday, April 20, 2009

Mother's Day Class

Here it is. The Mother's day class that is sure to be a hit with any Mother receiving it. This super cute little bag holds 6 greeting cards with envelopes, a post-it note holder and 2 bookmarks. It also has a couple of extra pockets for candy, postage and that something special just from you! Please contact me if you live in the West Palm Beach area to find out how you can attend this great class which will be held on May 9th. I want to give Becky Roberts a thank you for a great class project.

Sunday, April 19, 2009

Sneak Peek

Here is one of the cards from the Mother's Day class coming up next month. I will be posting the rest of the project tomorrow, but wanted to show you something today. This card is made with the Parisian Breeze designer series paper and I know you will just love the set when you see it.

Monday, April 13, 2009

Another project with Blooming Beautiful

After I finished the card the other day I had a lightbulb come on (and let me tell you, it doesn't happen that often) and thought this set would be perfect for the spotlight technique and wanted to give it a try. I think it looks fabulous and know when my stamp club ladies see this they are going to want me to teach it in class. it is such an easy technique and gives the image such a wonderful look. I am not big a coloring, but I have to tell you that the watercolor pencils and the blender pen makes it so easy and even on regular whisper white paper it looks just great. I used the Lovely Lilac cardstock on the gable box and whisper white, Elegant Eggplant and So Saffron. The "For You" stamp is from the All Holidays stamp set and the ribbon is So Saffron from the SAB brochure that just finished.

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Mother's Day

Now that Easter is about over Mother's Day is just around the corner and I am not waiting to get my card started this time. I have plans to make lots of cards to share and maybe I can sell some along the way at work. This card is Made with the Blooming Beautiful set by Stampin' Up!. I used the SU cwatercolor pencils and my blender pens which I love. The colors used are Lovely Lilac, Creamy Caramel, Whisper White and So Saffron. I stamped the image with Black Staz-On ink and used the Scallop border punch on the creamy caramel. I haven't stamped the sentiment on the front yet as I am not sure how I am going to do it, but wanted to share the card as I just love the way the watercoloring came out.

Saturday, April 11, 2009

Happer Easter

Well, Easter is tomorrow and Hunter is going to be so excited to do his egg hunt in the morning. I love to take pictures and will have to make them black & white this time as the grass is so brown from the dry spell that we are having and it would not make for great pictures. Hopefully they will come out good as this is probably the last time that he will believe there is an Easter Bunny bringing the eggs. The card shown here is made with the Manhattan flower textured impressions die. This embossing folder is fabulous!! Only $7.95 and coordinates perfectly with the Fifth Avenue Floral stamp set.The Manhattan Impressions folder is just so elegant and can be used for so many different kinds of cards. It is a must have in my book. I also used vellum cardstock to emboss the image, Pink Pirouette cardstock and the stamp is from the All Holidays stamp set. Ribbon is whisper white.

Friday, April 10, 2009

Time is flying too fast

So, I am playing with projects and ideas and planning my Mother's Day class and completely forgot to make any Easter cards to send out to family and friends. I feel like I am in a time warp and it is just flying by. Before I know it school will be out for the summer. Lord knows I need a vacation bad!!! I did take some time today to get Hunter's Easter basket and egg hunt eggs filled and made this cute carrot box. It is filled with jelly beans and is made with a template that is posted on the Stampin' Up! website if I remember correctly. Well, I better get busy making some Easter cards and getting in the mail tomorrow. Better late than never, right?

Saturday, April 4, 2009

Smooshing technique video

I posted a video of the Smooshing technique as many have asked how it was done and about the cards pictured. This is a fun technique with page protectors, ink and glossy card stock. Stampin' Up! has the best price on glossy card stock at 25 sheets for 5.95. I know that Michaels is like 7.97 for just 10 sheets. Hope you enjoy the video and you can place an order on my SU website for all items needed 24/7.

Saturday, March 28, 2009

Be a Stampin' Up! Demo - Sign up today!!

It's the VERY BEST TIME to consider purchasing Stampin' Up's awesome Starter Kit! Have you seen what comes in it?

Many people sign up just to get the discount for themselves-why not get the things you like FASTER and CHEAPER? The kit is the best deal in the book!

You can turn it into a business at any time if you want to-but there's NO OBLIGATION to ever hold a class or place an order! You never even have to return the kit-it's yours to keep no matter what you do or don't do with it.

With a LOW QUARTERLY MINIMUM, you can easily stay in for as long as you like just by yourself or with one or two friends ordering! Be a hobby demo, just for fun, or a business demo, looking to expand your family income or just pay for what you want without it coming from the grocery budget.

There are MANY PERKS to being a demo-hobby or business-but never more so than during Sale A Bration!

When you purchase our Starter Kit you will receive the following:

Any 1 Stamp Set Valued at $35.95 or less
Any 1 Stamp Set Valued at $30.95 or less
Any 1 Stamp Set Valued at $27.95 or less
Any 1 Stamp Set Valued at $21.95 or less
PLUS Any 1 ANY PRICE Stamp Set during SAB $ 43.95 (up to)
Any 1 Standard Wheel (your choice) $ 6.50
Stampin' Around ® Handle $ 3.95
Classic Ink Cartridge (any color) $ 5.25
Stampin' Pastels ® $ 24.95
Assorted 8 1/2" x 11" Card Stock, (2 pkgs.) $ 15.90
Neutral 8 1/2" x 11" Card Stock $ 7.50
SNAIL Adhesive ™ $ 6.95
Decor Elements Parisian Damask kraft $17.95
Decor Elements applicator $1.95
Stampin' Scrub® Clean-Up Pad $ 14.95
Stampin' Mist ® $ 3.95
VersaMark® Pad $ 7.50
Blender Pens $ 9.95
5 Classic Ink Pads (any color) $ 26.25

And a gift from me if you join during SAB:
A Punch of your choice (up to) $15.95

Total Stamping Supplies $ 330.25

Catalogs and business supplies $64.05

Total Value $394.30

Sale A Bration Starter Kit Price $169.00 plus tax-no shipping! **** (Read about the 3 easy payment option!)

In addition you will receive:
*** 20% off all your Stampin' Up! orders (30% off your first order within 45 days) plus an extra 20% off preordered stamp sets for the 20th anniversary of SU
*** A monthly magazine full of ideas and tips, technique tutorials, new products, and exclusive offers and contests!
*** Free access to the Demonstrator-only web site that is full of projects and templates, plus five NEW DAILY cards 365 days a year!
*** Invitations to demonstrator only events and group swaps, plus my monthly meetings where you'll stamp, swap, and share!
*** Free Idea Book & Catalogs and minis as long as you are active and great reward system to honor your achievements!

This is an AMAZING OPPORTUNITY and I want to help you figure out how Stampin' Up can work for YOU and YOUR FAMILY! It's the best job I've ever had and I'm having SUCH FUN! I truly love being a Stampin' Up! demonstrator. I have gained self confidence, made money, expanded my horizons, and met so many new friends in the past year. YOU CAN, TOO!

Contact me today and ask me ANYTHING you want and I will be 100% transparent with you.

I am a no-pressure upline-I'll be encouraging you along the way for as far as you want the path to take you!

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Two-Step Stamping

I see quite a few people trying to do two-step stamping and not sure exactly how to do it so I thought I would shoot one of my world class videos (ha.ha) and show everyone how easy it is when you have the right tools. This card uses the Stampin' Up! set called A Rose Is A Rose and the Stamp-A-Ma-Jig which is a must have for two-step stamping as well as when you want to stamp your image in just the right place. It is great for getting your words and phrases straight on your project as well as stamping on smaller pieces of paper.

Supplies: A Rose Is A Rose stamp set, Whisper white cardstock, Pink pirouette cardstock, Regal rose Cardstock, Bella Rose DSP, Eyelet border punch, photo corner punch, dimensionals, dotto, Snail

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Too Cool Tools

I am starting a new series of quickie videos showing off some of the cool tools that Stampin' Up! has to offer and how to use them. This video is about the Adhesive Remover.item #103684 and sells for $3.50. Hope you enjoy the video and look for more to come!

Sunday, March 22, 2009

Card Organizer Video

I shot a video today of the Card Organizer that I saw on the Splitcoast resource gallery as I had many requests to know how to make it. You can e-mail me for the calendar pages PDF file. I am not sure who made the file and if it is yours please let me know so that I can give credit.

New Stampin Up! Matchbox Die

Everytime a new Big Shot die is released I have to have it. It is now an addiction that I think I need some kind of meeting for like AA. This matchbox die is too cute!! And although it is a little on the small side I see alot of potencial for it. It would be fab for party favors for a shower or birthday. It fits 2 Ghiradelli candies, 4 Hershey nuggets, Hershey kisses, jewelry. I could go on and on, but you get the idea. This is my first time making it so I used a retired DSP and also purchased the matching stamp set called Matchbox Messages which the "celebrate" tag is stamped from. If you look at the Matchbox die you will also notice it has 3 different tags that you can also diecut and use on all kinds of projects. This die and stamp set will be available in the Occasions Mini that is being released on April 1st. You can order it from my website by clicking on the ShopNow button on the top right or by contacting me directly at jacque1263@yahoo.com.

Saturday, March 21, 2009

Birthday Card

I really love making a card to order and I was asked by a co-worker to make a birthday card for her 4 year old Granddaughter and I immediately knew what card I wanted to make. I saw this card on SCS by StampinAmma and just love it. The Hippo is from the Pun Fun stamp set (115054, $32.95) and "wish" is a partial stamp from one of the Define Your Life stamps(114950, $47.95). I used my Nestabilities to cut and emboss the whisper white cardstock and the Rose Red scalloped layer behind it. The patterned paper is the Candy Lane Designer Series Paper(113980, $9.95). I layered the Hippo a few times to give him depth and dimension and colored him with the SU watercolor pencils(101879, $19.95) and the aqua painter(103954, $16.95. I think she is as cute as can be and hope the Granddaughter thinks so too!

Sunday, March 15, 2009

Another St. Paddy's day card

I am Irish on my Mother's side of the family and so I always try to wear green and send my Mom a card on St. Patrick's Day. here is a card made with the SAB set Polka Dot Punches to make the 3 leaf clover and the Define your Life definition set. I used garden green and whisper white cardstock along with some green DSP. Heart stamps and punches are great for making shamrocks and clovers and you always want to look at the items that you have and try to use them in different ways besides what they are meant for. Think outside the box and see what you can come up with!

Saturday, March 14, 2009

Easter Basket Video tutorial

Ok, Everyone is asking how I put the Easter basket together so I made another one of my great videos and I hope that everyone finds it informative. For those of you that would like a template for the bottom' Carol Taggart has been gracious enough to share a template and if you e-mail me at jacque1263@yahoo.com I would be glad to forward it to you.

Part 1

Part 2

Last 2 SB pages

Here are the last 2 pages of our Sea World trip. again using the same SSK and cutting out the Mask title using my quickutz dies. I hope you enjoyed the scrapbook pages and now on to some new simply scrappin' kits and new pages!!

Friday, March 13, 2009

Me & You scrapbook page

This is Page 3 and 4 of our Sea World trip and the layout is completed with basic grey textured cardstock and elements from the Crew Kids Boy simply scrappin' Kit. All of the elements are precut and are cardstock weight as well as having adhesive already applied to the back makes it quick and easy to put your pages together.

Thursday, March 12, 2009


This is page 2 of our Sea World trip and I have to say that I LOVE Dolphins! They are such beautiful and playful animals and so intelligent. We had a great time watching them in the aquarium and just love these pics of Hunter watching them. Again I used the Crew Kids Boy SSK along with pumkin pie textured cardstock. The title was cut out of bashful blue cardstock with my silhouette. The little orange word stickers on the pictures are also from the simply scrappin' kit and really give the layout an added touch.