BJ on Mar 25th 2010
Here are my Easter baskets this year. . . using the scallop square and the Big Shot of course! Don't you love it! Just too stinkin' cute! The flower is made out of fleece and is cut from the clear Flower die.
My craft room is in a bit of an upheavel as I am getting new cabinets. You won't want to miss the BIG reveal at Club nights April 6 and 7 (I hope!) I'm excited about the new cabinets but the mess is driving me crazy! There are surprises in the works for the Big reveal (a new technique, great promotion, fun fun fun!) So, don't miss it!!!!
BJ on Mar 24th 2010
Ever need a quick, simple card with a great focal point? Here it is! Products used on this card are;
- Kraft cardstock – base
- Sahara Sand cardstock – layer
- Perfect Polka dots impressions folder
- wide Bravo Burgundy grosgrain ribbon
- Hearts & Brackets sizzix die
- Flower designer brads
- I (heart) Hearts stamp set from Occasions Mini used on envelope
You can easily showcase any of the designer brads, build-a-brad or buttons with this layout! (the corderoy buttons looked yummy!) If you would like to make cards like this – come to one of my stamp a stacks known as Chicks, Chocolate and Cards! The next one is April 15.
BJ on Mar 23rd 2010
My oldest grandson turned 6 and I had to come up with the appropriate wrapping for his new game. . . so I took my Big Shot Box frog and expanded it. . . . It was toadally a fun thing to make! I had to create the box in a size to fit the game and beyond that with the circle scissors plus, I was set!
Now, I think the game was the hit of the present – but, I did notice the frog made it to the shelf to observe the remainder of the activities!
He turned 6 years old – and is a great, inquisitive and active kid. He got to go with his dad to Texas for a week of dog training so, I think the game came in handy!
If you want to learn more about the Circle Scissors Plus – give me a call!
BJ on Mar 22nd 2010
What do you think of the door banner you'll see on arriving at the Peters house? Do you think spring has sprung! I do – and am sooo ready! As you know, the Stampin' Up! cruise is in April this year – so my vacation is 33 days away! Not that I'm excited or anything!
OK, back to the spring banner. . . I know that you've heard that I have had a great time with the scallop square die and some quilting (SU style! – easy!). This banner is easy peasy if you have some basic sewing skills. The Big shot cuts 8 layers of fabric at a time – and you sew all of the layers at once! I used these die's;
- Scallop square
- scallop oval
- Flower (clear)
- Blossom party (center of flowers)
Other items I used are fun buttons (they've got to be fun!), scraps of fabric (the blue, flowers and the back I used fabric scraps). I purchased the multi-colored striped fabric and the ric rac.
This is the last week to purchase your Big Shot while getting 2 FREE Sale-a-Bration items!!!! You see the value to your papercrafting and home decor projects. . . how much longer can you not have yours?
BJ on Mar 13th 2010
Here's a simple birthday card that you can whip up in a hurry! Just a couple of layers and you are set with a card that is sure to bring a smile! This card uses Pretty in Pink, Basie Gray and Naturals Cream cardstock. I love the look of pink and gray together. The natruals cream carstock has a little more porous surface and thus is great for watercoloring – and that is how the cupcake tree is colored in – using aqua painters. I received this card from Christine Ekrem – she certainly came up with a great card that was pleasing to my customers!
Here's a challenge for you. . . make and send a card today – perhaps its for a birthday or some other occasion – it matters not. But, what does matter is the feeling the recipient will get when they receive your card! Why not make someone's day and send a card?
BJ on Mar 12th 2010
Are you thinking about your Easter cards yet? This is from the set called Abundant Hope from the Occastions Mini Catalog (p 24). It is really designed for an Easter card – but here you'll see another way to combine it with the Only Ovals set (a must have!) for a thank you card. The Abundant Hope set comes with it's own greetings;
- Easter Blessings
- Rejoicing with you in the abundant mercy and hope of Christ the Lord
This card was designed by my downline Sue Hood – I love the contrast of the colors and the texture she created in the background by using the texturz plates.
We are winding down to the last few weeks of Sale-a-Bration. . .think ahead and order your Easter card and project stamp sets today – while you get the Sale-a-Bration freebies!
BJ on Mar 10th 2010
OK, so I have to admit that I am becoming more and more of a "vintage" fan. . . .and I think the Vintage Vogue set from the Occasions Mini Catalog is perhaps a catalyst. If you've been to my stampin' spot – you have seen tons of ideas with this set – here is one of the standouts made by a fellow demonstrator (if it's yours let me know). Here's what I love;
- the color combination – so springy (don't we all need that right now?) So Saffron, Old Olive and Regal Rose
- the variety of techniques showcased on this card; collage stamping, Stampin' Around, rock-n-roll technique (you see a variation of this technique on the "f"), and dimension.
- it's a card that I can have rady and available that I can use for multiple occasions; birthday, congrats, thanks, etc.
Here's a list of my upcoming events – I have openings in my card class tomorrow night;
- Big Shot – Fun, creative and eye popping ideas with your Big Shot! Wednesday, March 10 at 6:30pm
- Chicks, Chocolate and Cards – formerly called stamp a stack. This super fun class gives you the opportunity to use a variety of stamp sets and techniques while basically being pampered. That's right – I'll have the ideas ready, cardstock cut and everything set out for you to use – you just come and stamp away! Of course, maybe have some chocolate too! Thursday, March 11 at 6:30pm
- Workshop just 4 U! – want to attend a Stampin' Up! workshop but haven't been invited to one lately? Here is your opportunity - Monday, March 15 at 6:30m (3rd Monday of every month)
I am looking forward to seeing you soon!
BJ on Mar 9th 2010
I love Stampin' Up! This month is my 7 year anniversary (after signing up for a discount)! And I will pass a career sales milestone! Yippee!!
So, I celebrated with a stamping night with my downline. Last night 10 of us gathered (2 brand new demos too!). We celebrated. I shared some of the great projects I had done with fabric – and let them oooh and ahhh a bit. They really like this purse – little did they know that when they got ready to stamp and they needed their make n take supplies, Jim pops in with 10 purses on his arm and hands them out. It was a BLAST watching and hearing their excitement! I think I will have a smile on my face for days!
Are you ready for a purse making day of your own! I would love to teach you how – and you will just marvel at how easy it is! Give me a call and I will gladly get something scheduled!
Oh, back to my downline – check them out. . .
Aren't they just the happiest group around! Yes sireee! By the way, you too could join my team. If you are looking for an opportunity to supplement your income, get a discount or grow your own business. . . .until March 31, you can get started for a special price and during the biggest sale of the year! We have room for more.
P.S. – don't forget to give me a call about scheduling a purse class!
BJ on Mar 6th 2010
Friends – you are all welcome to join me the 3rd Monday of every month for an open workshop night at my stampin' spot! This is the perfect solution when you want a night out, don't have a Stampin' Up! workshop to go to and you just plain want to have fun! Bring a friend and come on over! This month, we will concentrate on layouts. Using simple layouts, how can you use different stamp sets, layers, and techniques to give you different looks.
Join me on March 15 at 6:30pm. Don't forget to RSVP as I want to have make-n-take supplies for everyone!
BJ on Mar 5th 2010
This sweet card uses a couple of my favorite things – Cottage Wall designer series paper and the perfect details texturz plate. I received this card in a swap at leadership conference (if it's your's let me know so that I can give you credit). I love getting samples for other great Stampin' Up! demos! (summer convention is in July in Salt Lake City if you want to join me!)
The set used on this card is a FREEBIE! Yes, that's right, it is one of the many (yes, lots!) sets you can get during Sale-a-Bration! See it on p 71 of the Idea Book & Catalog. While I don't really like frosting, I like what it says; "May your layers be many & your frosting be thick".
I will be demonstrating this card along with others at my Open workshop night (it's the 3rd Monday of every month!). Yes, you can come. . . . just let me know you're coming and I will reserve your spot. You'll even get to make this card!
See you then!