BJ on Apr 29th 2009
I am going to be taking a few days away from posting and some of you know I had to cancel a class last night. My "other" job is working as a Director of Employee Health. WIth the recent news of swine flu – I am busy working loooooong hours doing some planning. Thanks for your patience. I hope to see you soon!
BJ on Apr 26th 2009
Check out the outside of this cute card using the pretties kit. The inside is special too. I still have a couple of spots left so, hope you can make it!
BJ on Apr 25th 2009
Here’s a simple card made from a great Occasions Mini Catalog set - . Don’t forget this months special if you purchase $40 from the Occasions Mini Catalog (Randy Jackson would say the Mini Catalog is Hot, Hot, Hot, baby) you get to select one item from page
This card was inspired from somewhere online (if it was you, let me know and I’d love to give you credit). Here’s how to make the butterfly look 3D: After cutting out the butterfly, put a rhinestone brad through the "body" of the butterfly. The rhinestone brads work the best as they have longer "legs". On the back side of the butterfly, spread the wings in a "V" shape so that the wings on the right side will stand out from the page. Place a mini glue dot or two on the body of the butterfly to secure it to your project and you’ve got wings!
BJ on Apr 24th 2009
Another great box from the Top Note Die and Box #2 Big Shot XL Die.
Stampin’ Up! worked with Sizzix and an XL Crease pad has been created. You’ll love this crease pad when you are using your Big Shot with a die that has score lines. While it doesn’t show in the catalog, it is available through me. If you have a XL die – you need to get one of these.
This box is the placeholder for your July events. I think the box would look great with some sparkly confetti and summer treats. This box was part of my summer boxing class. We did the May basket, Beach Scene, this flag and a soon to come Sunflower for August. If you missed it, give me a call and I can get you signed up for a class session.
I am honored that Stampin’ Up! has chosen to publish this class for other Stampin’ Up! demos. As you know, my friend Sandy and I created this class after I had so much fun last fall with Frankie (Frankenstein) and Frosty. If you’ve been to my house you’ve seen them lined up on the mantle. . . stay tuned for the fall class coming in early September in which we will make a pumpkin, Frankenstein, Turkey (he’s cute!) and Rudolph (yes his nose is red – and he has glitter!)
BJ on Apr 22nd 2009
Deal ends April 30!
Receive a free stamp set and
an assortment of cardstock when you join my team.
Print your order form and customize your kit – your way! + Fill out the 3 easy payment form.
I would love to have you join my team!
BJ on Apr 22nd 2009
Looking for a seasonal gift box for June? Here was the second of four boxes in my Summer Boxing Class. My friend Sandy Poehnelt and I created this box as part of a series of classes. You missed the first one. . . (psst – several did and if there is enough interest, I’ll do it again).
Wouldn’t this be a great pick me up with a little chapstick, lotion, sunscreen or something else fun in the box?
Ingredients? Top Note DIe, Box #2, Scallop Circle, Clear Circle, Boho Blossoms, Cheers to you stamp set.
BJ on Apr 21st 2009
Check out May’s box of the month! You’ll believe that spring is here with this decorating your table! I used the Stampin’ Up!’s exclusive Top Note die along with the the Box #2 Die, Beautiful Butterflies Die and the Birds & Blooms Sizzlets. May day is coming don’t you want to honor your family and friends with this creation?
I used scraps to make the flowers – one of the best things about the Big Shot is that you get to use your scraps!
This was one of the boxes in my Summer "Boxing" class. Did you miss it? Give me a call and we can work something out.
BJ on Apr 20th 2009
This gorgeous card was one I created for my stamp a stack this weekend – wish you were there! The embossing folder – Manhattan Flower is only $7.95 and creates such gorgeous cards so easily! In this creation, I brayered baja breeze ink on the folder and placed a sheet of white cardstock over the top and sent it on through my big shot and Voila! This was a technique shown to us at the Minneapolis Regional a couple of weeks ago – finally got around to trying this new technique!
I also used the baja breeze prints paper, Basic Grey cardsock, Oval All stamp set from the Occasions Mini catalog (NEW!) and the scallop oval punch coupled with the large oval punch. Yummy! The pearl is from the Pretties kit. Make sure you check out the Oval All stamp sent in the mini catalog - I think it is a great set and very versatile as well.
My next stamp a stack is May 14 – but you could host your own before that!
BJ on Apr 19th 2009
For more reasons than one, I LOVE this frame!
Reason #1: Of course, my honey. This is a great picture of us in Hawaii. I am grateful for a wonderful husband. He supports me in so many ways. What a dear. (pssst he cuts cardstock, sets up for shows, delivers, entertains my customers – sorry ladies, he’s not for rent!)
Reason #2: I experimented with using vinyl in my Big Shot (you know I love it!). I used the negative image from the vinyl and applied glass etching creme. You can see it better in the picture below. Did you know we sell raw vinyl in our catalog? Check it out on page 192. The creme was easy to use – if you look close, I was a little sloppy. One shouldn’t use it for the first time on something like this!
Reason#3: I am liking the versatility of the circle scissors plus. All the circles in this frame were made using it. The circle theme is carried through well with the flexibility of sizes I can create with this tool. If you would like a private class on it – just let me know. I’d love to show you!
BJ on Apr 16th 2009
Check it out. . . A great Mother’s Day Gift that is quick and easy to put together in just a couple of hours. A memory that will last a lifetime. Watch for upcoming details on this class – meantime call me with your extra CD’s!
This class was put together by a fellow Stampin’ Up! demonstrator and posted for fellow demos on the Stampin’ Up! Demo website. If you have ever thought about doing what I do but fear that you won’t have enough creative ideas. . . .you need to ask me for a tour of the ton of ideas available to us demos. Remember that I can give you $50 off the starter kit right NOW! Papers have to reach Stampin’ Up! by April 20.