Sunday, June 29, 2008

July Stamp Camp

July's Stamp camp date has been set.

Here are the details:

Date: July 11th
Time: 6:30pm
Place: Julie's house - email if you need directions
COST: $20
Theme: A little bit of this and that.
INFO: Various themed cards using different stamping techniques. You are free to use whatever sentiment you wish on the card to "personalize" it for your needs.
Please bring your own preferred adhesive to use. All other supplies provided.
Light Snacks and drinks will be provided.
RSVP: by 7/8 to confirm your spot!

Saturday, June 28, 2008

More quick birthday cards





I decided to clean up a small corner of where I "collect" just a tiny portion of my stamp "stuff" and in doing so I came across some non-su orange c/s that I just wanted to use up. I am proud to say I managed to get some more birthday cards done AND use up a whopping 2 sheets of 12x12 paper in the process...2 12x12 designer pieces down, 100 million sheets to go...hehehe. Seriously, I have a bunch of different "slabs" or "bricks" or whatever you want to call those "multi-packs" of designer paper and I love the fact that I can always find something to go with my different colors/shades of images and cardstocks (I just need to use them more!!)

Friday, June 27, 2008

Cards from Kits




This past Christmas I received one of those "all in 1 card kits". You know the kind...there are prefolded cards, envies, some embellishments, stickers etc. Well, I noticed that my bag of cards that I pull from was running low on birthday cards so I figured I would crack open the kit and create some quick cards. All told, it took me longer to find a punch or two and locate some extra ribbon than it did to make these cards - LOL. I grabbed my box of scraps (which included several images ready to use) and made only a couple of mats and kept everything very basic, just accenting with sponging and glitter on some images. Some of the sentiments came with the card kit and a few were stamped. I had the cards done in less than 1 1/2 hours. It was simple and fast. Enjoy and hope it inspires you!

Friday, June 20, 2008

New Product Line from Stampin' Up!


Above photo & Decor Element work completed by fellow stamper and sudsoler: S. Barron.

Make a Statement - Personalize your Space... with Decor Elements!

NEW from Stampin' Up!

What is this new product? D├ęcor Elements is a line of wall art made from vinyl used to decorate your home. They are self-adhesive vinyl wall decorations that can be used on walls, windows, plates, vases, mirrors, picture frames, glass - anything the vinyl will cling to!

This exciting new product will be available to customers on July 1st. I will have brochures available to my customers shortly. Please email me if you would like one.

I have seen the brochure (available to demonstrators online as an early sneak peek) and the images are FABULOUS! I can email you a copy of this brochure, but I cannot post it live here, per Stampin' Up! Demo Manual policy. If you are interested, please email me at jsaylor@cox.net and request the emailed brochure.

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

June Stamp Camp 6/27/08

Here's the info for my JUNE stamp camp! Email me if interested at jsaylor@cox.net to sign up!

DATE: 6/27/08
TIME: 6:30pm
THEME: 10 cards total (2 each of 5 designs)
COST: $20
INFO: Various themed cards using different stamping techniques. You are free to use whatever sentiment you wish on the card to "personalize" it for your needs. Please bring your own preferred adhesive to use. All other supplies provided.
Light Snacks and drinks will be provided.
RSVP: by 6/25 to me confirm your spot!

Father's Day


Hope you all had a great Father's Day. We enjoyed a nice cookout with my parents at our house. Here's one of the Father's Day cards I created this year...it was simple and fast:

Recipe:
Stamps: Sentiment-More Great Greetings, Bronc Buster
Cardstock: Very Vanilla, Chocolate Chip
Ink: Basic Brown
Accessories: SU Star Punch, Gold Brad, Decorative Paper, Sponge, 3/16th hole punch

Sunday, June 15, 2008

SU Retiring List

After years of dedicated service, the following stamp sets from the Spring-Summer Collection 2008 are retiring. So, let's give them a big sendoff and wish them all the best as they begin a new chapter in their lives. But don't wait too long--they're only available through August 10, 2008.

Check out the list in both alphabetical and numerical (by page number) format here:

http://www.stampinup.com/us/enu/10955.asp

Friday, June 13, 2008

Teacher Thank you gifts



These are the cards that I made multiple sets of for my kids teacher's to close out the school year. I also made a class album (in triplicate) for my daughter's Kindergarten teachers. (The reason it is in triplicate is because when I showed my daughter what I had started, she wanted one too!) I won't put pictures of the album up on my blog due to the kids pictures/names, but if you want to check it out, just ask to view it at one of my stamp camps! It was VERY simple and used a ton of clip art, quotes and a smidgen of stamping.

Anyhow, back to the thank you notes, I stuck with the same design and chose coordinating color schemes and added glitter glue to the roses for the sparkle. The note cards are actually blank store-bought sets by Martha Stewart. I loved the fact that they have a bit of a sheen to the border of them and are smaller than the standard size card. I picked most of the colors of the flowers by utilizing my color wheel and the "dynamic duo" area in the center. It is fantastic!

Here's the recipe:
Note cards: Martha Stewart
Sets: Roses in Winter, Warmest Regards
Ink: Certainly Celery, Groovy Guava, Apricot Appeal, Pink Passion, Pixie Pink, Taken with Teal, Tempting Turquoise, Lovely Lilac, Almost Amethyst