BJ on Jan 31st 2012
I saw this demonstrated at Stampin' Up!'s leadership conference – I think the technique was taught by Dawn Olchefske. It's actually pretty easy and is going to be a demo at my clubs and workshops this month – make sure you get in on one or two!
What I really like about this card is that it uses up those little scraps that you have laying around. The DSP I used is the Springtime Vintage from the Sale-a-Bration Catalog – in other words – it's FREE! You simply adhere strips of paper to a piece of cardstock. it's made easy when you cover it with adhesive from the multi-purpose adhesive sheets.
The flower is from a fantastic new set from the Occasions Mini Catalog called; Mixed Bunch – there is a punch to match!
The size of these flowers is so great for a focal point on your card or project. Love it! Check out the samples on p 17 of the mini – note how the flower was used to make the butterfly on p 16. Cute, huh!
Remember, it you want to learn how to do this great background technique – make sure you attend one of my events this month!
BJ on Jan 30th 2012
Oh, how I love thee! I've always wanted to do something like this – now with the framelits hearts, we can! If you haven't yet seen these beauties from the Occasions Mini Catalog – you have to check them out!
I used the 3rd from the smallest heart to make this wonderful Valentine treat – filled with a nummy sucker!
You could easily whip some of these up for Valentine treats! Come and check it out at my hostess clubs; This month, there are 3 opportunities; Wed, Feb 1, Thurs, Feb 2, and Tuesday Feb 7. Sale-a-Bration is continuing so make sure you get in on the biggest sale of the Stampin' Up! year!
BJ on Jan 29th 2012
When I first saw this bird in the Occasions Mini Catalog, I didn't think I cared much for him (or her). But, as usual, I saw some cute samples and then it was over. Today for my Big Shot Blast, my customer Karen and I had a chance to play with it. Here is what we created.
We made this bird to hang in the window so, it is reversible. Isn't he cute? We used chipboard covered with paper from The Attic Boutique DSP from the Occasions Mini Catalog p 23. (here's another thing – this paper didn't catch my eye too much in the catalog – but, in person, it is so much better!). You need 1 body and 2 wings. For the eye we used the Twitterpated buttons from the mini (p 12). We added pearls and Pool Party Seam Binding bows to finish him/her off. So fun!
If you've never used chipboard, here's a few hints for you;
- It's best to adhere your paper to the chipboard prior to die cutting it.
- You can cut the chipboard with your guillotene type cutter
- The best adhesive to use to adhere paper to the chipboard is the Tombow multi-purpose glue. This glue has a fine point end as well as an end that has a "glue spreader" on it.
Make sure you check back this week for more great ideas!
BJ on Jan 24th 2012
Yep, it starts today. So many of my customers were VERY excited for this years Sale-a-Bration. . . I have been up since 4am putting in orders they had given me to put in FIRST thing today! Of the many popular Sale-a-Bration choices is the Everyday Enchantment DSP. Check out these cards on display at Leadership.
Note the coordinating brads and ribbon! LOVE them! So, here's the details about Sale-a-Bration this year!
- Free item from the Sale-a-Bration brochure for every $50 in merchandise!
- Wow – even better this year!
- Free bundle of products for a $400 workshop! You'll get a stamp set, shopping tote, The awesome DSP and the ribbon and brad pack – check out the pic above – you need these items!
- Free tote for $150 workshop!
- AND that's in addition to the already awesome hostess benefits!
New Demonstrator opportunity
- Kit "on sale" for only $125! That's $325 worth of products for only $125!
- PLUS you will get a free paper pack or digital download every month for the rest of the year when you place an order! It's like the gift that keeps on giving!
Saturday, January 28 2-5pm Sale-a-Bration Open House RSVP by Thursday to have a gift waiting for you!
Sunday, January 29 1pm – Big Shot Fun – you are going to fall in love with all of the big shot items in the Occasions Mini Catalog! And I learned some great new tips and techniques at Leadership! You will want to come to this class!!!!
BJ on Jan 21st 2012
Oh there is soooo much going on that I can't keep up with it all! Leadership conference has been amazing – Stampin' Up! has outdone themselves again! Here are a few of the reasons;
GREAT Friends and GREAT relationships!
Over the top product displays!
and so much more!
I can't wait to get home and share it all with everyone! Make sure you RSVP for my Open House Saturday, January 28 2-5pm. Those that RSVP and attend will have a special treat waiting for them!
I'm off to Stampin' Up!'s regional seminar today. Home on Sunday!
BJ on Jan 19th 2012
Part of the excitement of Stampin' Up!'s Leadership conference is connecting with friends. As you know I love that Stampin' Up! has given me the opportunity to meet such awesome friends. This year I am rooming with 2 of my bestest friends, Tami from Marlborough Massachusets and Cheryl from Bradenton Florida.
Here is one of the many cute – super cute ideas on display;
There are tons of great ideas!
Last night we were treated at Managers Reception to a great display of Chinese Acrobats! It was pretty cool – and we got a new stamp set that's not in any of the catalogs we currently have!
Off for more fun today!
BJ on Jan 12th 2012
I LOVE the free DSP from the Sale-a-Bration Catalog – look at how cool this card is! I used one of the patterned papers and made a rosette out of eight 1 3/8" circles! Adding a little of the yummy new ribbon from the mini catalog and a tone on tone textured background and the result is a gorgeous card!
I'm off to bed tonight but, you'll have to check back in the next few days – I think I'll try out some of the other DSP patterns!
BJ on Jan 12th 2012
I was busy visiting with the ladies at my card class tonight. . . we were talking about swaps I am taking to leadership next week. I'm a little behind in being ready so. . . . we were making samples up for me to consider as swaps. This is a sample that we voted in;
It uses the P.S. I Love You stamp set from the Occasions Mini Catalog. 2 punches; Full Heart and Heart to Heart, the new labels Framelits Die and the Heart Embosslet from the mini catalog.
Plus a color combination that I haven't used in a while; Rose Red and Regal Rose. Paired with Basic Grey – I like it.
What do you think?
BJ on Jan 9th 2012
I am loving the new paper doily die. Check out this great video from Stampin' Up! about it. Isn't that card gorgeous? Here's a card that I made using the doily die – love it!!!
Don't forget about the wonderful classes coming up. Check them out HERE!
BJ on Jan 8th 2012
I am busy booking up my calendar for Sale-a-Bration Jan-March 2012. I am looking for some fun people who will host a great ladies night out by being one of my special Stampin' Up! hostesses! I garauntee that we will have a super duper time making some really great Fabulous cards and craft projects!
When you are one of my hostesses, you can decide what your get together looks like; Here's some options;
- Host a Party – a free event where you get hostess benefits at your place
- Host a Party – a free event where you get hostess benefits at my place.
- Host a class at my place. Class fee for projects. Hostess Benefits. Specials for class attendees
- Host a class at your place. Class fee for projects. Hostess Benefits. Specials for class attendees.
- Host a party by having a personal order of $150 or more
- Host a party in a bag.. . I'll send you a door prize, 2 make-n-takes. You collect orders and get hostess benefits
When you are a hostess during Sale-a-Bration, I will host a fun free event fo you, complete with free door prizes and make-n-takes!
As always at your show, let's work together to create a fun time for you and your friends. Do you want me to focus on; cards, scrapbooking, My Digital Studio, home decor or gifts. Contact me to reserve your night – and let's get the party started!
This could be one of your make-n-takes. It's really a simple card showcased by the gorgeous paper that is a FREE item during Sale-a-Bration! Everyday Enchantment has me very enchanted! I paired it with a little ribbon accent and a few flowers from the Boho Blossoms punch. The greeting is stamped on the banner from the Take it to Heart stamp set.