Saturday, July 21, 2018

PROMOTION PARTY!:

Hello there! Today was the Promotion Party, an event for members of my team who have promoted this past year. We spent the whole day together and I had so much fun spoiling and pampering them!

We started out at the Stampin' Pad and I had a personalized place card for each of them along with one of these awesome tote bags. One of the perks of being a SU! demonstrator is our Flex Account. We earn points for our sales & promotions and we can cash them in for shopping sprees, fun products, gift cards and the yearly Incentive Trip. I'm going to need every point I get for the Incentive Trip, but I was able to find an awesome fellow demonstrator who used her points to order the bags for me and sent them to me in time for my event. Thank you so much Chanda!!!

The Time For Tea Bundle lends itself perfectly for making tags.

Inside their bags were several products from the Tea Room Suite: Time For Tea Bundle, Tea Room Specialty DSP, Tea Room Ribbon Combo Pack & the Tea Room Copper Vinyl Stickers, which they used for their Make & Takes later. Our next stop was LaTavola for lunch, where we enjoyed some yummy appetizers, pizza & wine.

After lunch we headed to Dana's Total Image for spa pedicures. I surprised each of them with a hand-painted wine glass that I had fun picking out for each of them, and inside was a scrumptious truffle:)

We definitely put these glasses to good use today:)

I am the world's worst at picture-taking, but I did manage to get a before picture of our toes...

And an after picture:)

After our pedicures we headed back to the Pad for our Make & Takes. I had my sweet hubby, who was also our chauffer for the day, set these little tins at their spots as a fun little surprise when we returned.

The Tea Room DSP is a thinner paper and worked perfectly to cover these adorable little tins. I cut the DSP to 3 1/2" x 12" and attached it with Tear & Tape. I used the stamp set and framelits to decorate it.

Inside the tin I added some chocolate and a set of 4 3" x 3" cards:










And we needed more chocolate...along with our desserts we brought back from LaTavola:):):)

They put their stamp sets, framelits & ribbon to use making this card.

This is the other Make & Take they made using the Wood Crate Framelits.

I was concerned that there wouldn't be much to fill up the generous tote bags, but I think they filled them up pretty good:)

My goal today was to make this group of ladies feel spoiled, pampered and special, but they ended up doing that for me as well! Barbara brought me these beautiful roses from her garden, Lisa bought us all a Cover Girl all-day lipstick...she even walked a mile to get them for us! And Cheryll gave me a Starbucks gift card.


I truly am blessed with an amazing team and I had wished they could have all been there today. I'm offering the bundle to each of the ones who weren't there today, so hopefully they can make all these fun projects as well:) What an awesome day!!! Thanks so much for stopping by:)

Friday, July 20, 2018

PROMOTION PARTY INVITATION:

Hello there! I've been busy making preparations for my Promotion Party tomorrow. This is the invitation I sent to my downline who have promoted this past year. As you may know I'm working really hard to earn the SU! Incentive Trip to the Greek Isles. It would not be possible for me to earn it without the help of my amazing team!

I used the Bouquet Blooms Bundle for the invitation using Crushed Curry Cardstock. I added the lovely Tea Room Specialty DSP and coordinating ribbon from the Tea Room Ribbon Combo pack. The sentiment is from Another Wonderful Year, which pretty much sums up how I feel about this awesome bunch:)

I love the fancy fold that the Gatefold Blossoms Framelits create-perfect for this fancy invitation:) I lined the inside with DSP as well and tucked pieces of a Pearlized Doily behind the cardstock. I stamped the floral design inside and on the front with Coastal Cabana and Crushed Curry ink.

I have a fun day planned for us that will start at the Stampin' Pad for a little stamping. We'll then head downtown to LaTavola for pizza & wine. Next we'll go to Dana's Total Image for spa pedicures...and more wine:) We'll then head back to the Pad for more stamping and some treats & surprises. I can't wait to spoil and pamper these special ladies:)

I would love to have you join my Team LOL! and join us next year. We're a small, but growing group who Live, Laugh & Love Out Loud! We get together once a month to swap, share ideas, show & tell, encourage each other...and usually drink wine:) I offer support & incentives for those interested in growing their business, and inspiration for those who joined to get a discount on their hobby.


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If you've ever thought about joining Stampin' Up! as a demonstrator, now is the time to do it. Now through July 31 you're going to get a set of 10 stamp pads in the color family of your choice. That's a $67.50 value, in addition to the already amazing Starter Kit deal. You pick out $125 worth of product of your choice and only pay $99. SU! even pays the shipping and is throwing in the stamp pads for FREE! You're getting $192.50 worth of products for only $99! I welcome hobby demonstrators who are only interested in getting a discount on their hobby, as well as helping those interested in more. Feel free to ask any questions with no pressure, I promise:) Make sure to stop back tomorrow for lots of pictures and projects from our fun day! Thanks so much for stopping by:)

Thursday, July 19, 2018

BLENDED SEASONS CARD:

Hello there! This is the other card we made the other night at TNT! featuring the Marbeling Technique using shaving cream. I started with a Cajun Craze base and stamped the background with the leaf pattern from the stamp set Blended Seasons. This exclusive limited-time bundle lends itself perfectly to this technique. I added a piece of Vellum Cardstock on top, keeping the Glue Dots in the center to conceal them.

Next I added a thick layer of shaving cream into a Full Wide Stamp Case. I added drops of Cajun Craze, Crushed Curry and Blackberry Bliss ink from Ink Refills onto the shaving cream and used a Palette Knife to marble the ink into the cream. I then laid a piece of Whisper White Cardstock on top and gently pressed it into the shaving cream. I carefully peeled it off and wiped off the excess shaving cream with the Palette Knife. Then I laid the cardstock onto a paper towel and wiped off the remaining shaving cream with another paper towel. I set it aside to dry.

I stamped the sentiment with Cajun Craze onto Whisper White Cardstock and used the coordinating Stitched Seasons Framelits to cut it out. I then stamped the background with Crushed Curry. I cut the adorable bow out of Crushed Curry Cardstock and wrapped a piece of Copper Trim around it. I stretched the ends to create a woven background. I attached it to the label with a Glue Dot. I then cut the marbled label out with the largest framelit and attached it to the vellum with Dimensionals.

I cut 3 leaves out of Gold Glimmer Paper and tucked them under the small label with Glue Dots. I finished it off with 3 Faceted Dots. This is such a fun technique because every pattern is unique. You can swirl the inks into the shaving cream more if you want less white in the background. So fun! This is another idea for how you can put the Blended Seasons Bundle to use. Remember you save 10% when you buy the stamp set & framelits together, and I'm throwing the class, new Watercolor Pencils & tutorials in for FREE! You'll get all this for $76! But it's only available in August. Let me know if you're interested! Thanks so much for stopping by:)

Wednesday, July 18, 2018

HEDGEHUGS MINI GABLE BOX:

Hello there! We had a great time at TNT! last night playing with a couple different techniques using Ink Refills. I just gave away a bunch of Ink Refills in our brand new colors on my Facebook Group SU!P Friends Page, and figured I'd share some ideas for using them. I made these cute little favors for all the attendees using the Silver Mini Gable Boxes and the stamp set Hedgehugs.

Yesterday I shared the Baby Wipe Technique, and this is a variation called the Baby Wipe Swipe. I cut a baby wipe into fourths and folded it up to form a small square. I added a few drops of Pineapple Punch Reinker to the end and dabbed some of the excess off onto Grid Paper. I then simply swiped it across the cardstock, forming an arch. I repeated the process with Flirty Flamingo, overlapping the Pineapple, and then swiped a third time with Coastal Cabana. This is a great technique for creating backgrounds on your projects.

I used the Everyday Label Punch to punch the tag from Whisper White Cardstock and stamped the sentiment with Coastal Cabana ink. I colored the bird with a Coastal Cabana Marker and the branch with Crumb Cake & Lemon Lime Twist Markers. I cut it out with Paper Snips and attached it to the tag with Mini Dimensionals. I added a couple of Basic Adhesive-Backed Sequins.

I wrapped a piece of Bermuda Bay Mini Striped Ribbon around the box and tied a bow. I then tucked a Colored Doily underneath. I used the 1/8" Handheld Circle Punch to punch a hole in the top of the tag and tied it to the ribbon with a piece of Linen Thread.

This was a fun new twist on a classic technique that's been around for a long time. Make sure to stop back tomorrow for another card we made using the Marbeling Technique or Shaving Cream Technique,as it's also called. Thanks so much for stopping by!

Tuesday, July 17, 2018

SHELTERING TREE CARD:

Hello there! Wanted to pop on here quick and share one of the cards we'll be making tonight at TNT! Tuesday. I'm going to be demonstrating a couple techniques using Reinkers. This card features the Baby Wipe Technique. I started with a Granny Apple Green base and ran the cardstock through the Big Shot using the Layered Leaves Embossing Folder.

I stamped the tree trunk with Soft Suede ink onto Whisper White Cardstock. I then folded a baby wipe in half and laid it in a Full Wide Stamp Case. I added drops from ink refills using Melon Mambo, Grapefruit Grove & Highland Heather, keeping them in a triangle formation. I then inked up the greenery image, making sure to rotate the stamp to get all colors on the stamp. I then stamped it on top of the trunk and cut it out with the Stitched Shapes Framelits. I stamped the swing with Soft Suede ink as well.


I added a strip of Granny Apple Green Textured Weave Ribbon to the card base with Glue Dots. On top of that I added the sentiment with Melon Mambo ink onto Whisper White Cardstock. I tied a piece of Whisper White Solid Baker's Twine through a Tropical Elements Button and tied a bow. I attached it with Glue Dots and added a few Iridescent Sequins with Liquid Tombow.

The Baby Wipe Technique has been around awhile-kinda like me...an oldie but a goodie, haha. But the effect is so much fun and each time it's unique. I can't wait to see all the different trees they'll make tonight:) Make sure to stop back tomorrow for a variation of this technique-the Baby Wipe Swipe Technique. Thanks so much for stopping by!

Monday, July 16, 2018

HALF FULL CARD:

Hello there! So sorry, I forgot to share this card yesterday:( This is the other project we made at Happy Hour last week using the set Half Full. I thought it was only fitting to use Merry Merlot Cardstock for the base:) On top of that I added a layer of Early Espresso Cardstock and Wood Textures DSP. I then stamped the banner from Banners For You with Early Espresso ink onto the same color cardstock. I used the Bunch of Banners Framelits to cut it out and adhered it to the card base with Dimensionals.

Next I cut the swirls from Swirly Snowflakes Thinlits and the leaves from Seasonal Tags Framelits using Mossy Meadow Cardstock. I tucked them under the banner and adhered with Liquid Tombow. I stamped the sentiment with Merry Merlot ink onto Very Vanilla Cardstock and attached it with Dimensionals.

I then cut a 4" piece of Copper Trim and stretched it out. I cut it in half and tucked it under the banner with Glue Dots. I finished it off with a few sequins from the Metallics Assortment using Liquid Tombow.

I'll be demonstrating a card a little later on Facebook using the Blended Seasons Bundle. It's a gorgeous exclusive set available only in August. Come find me on my SU!P Friends Group Page and join so you won't miss out on any of my videos! Thanks so much for stopping by!

Saturday, July 14, 2018

BROADWAY BIRTHDAY CARD:

Hello there! This is one of the cards we made at Happy Hour the other night. It features the Broadway Birthday Bundle and awesome Broadway Bound Specialty DSP. I started with a Smoky Slate base and added a piece of DSP on top. I stamped the background with Smoky Slate ink and part of the sentiment on the fun Lemon Lime Twist design with Black Memento ink.
I wrapped a piece of Basic Black Solid Baker's Twine around it, tied a bow and attached it to the DSP with Dimensionals. Next I cut the large sentiment out of Gold Glimmer Paper with the Broadway Lights Framelits. I adhered it to the DSP with Liquid Tombow.

I stamped 2 balloons onto Whisper White Cardstock with Lovely Lipstick ink and the strings with Black Memento ink. I cut them out with the framelits and attached the strings to the balloons with Glue Dots. I then attached the balloons with Dimensionals.

This was a super quick & easy card to put together and it coordinated really well with the cute little favor I shared yesterday. You could easily knock a bunch of these out! Stop back tomorrow for the other card we made. Thanks so much for stopping by:)