Thursday, August 27, 2009

STAMPER'S HOLIDAY RETREAT!!

YOU are invited to come to the
STAMPER'S HOLIDAY RETREAT!!

When? you ask?? Saturday, October 3, 2009

Where?? your wondering?? Holiday Inn Express in Exton PA
(located on Rt. 100 & Rt. 30... EASY to find!!)

Start time??? 4 p.m. until your fingers cramp!! :)

What?? 15... YES.... FIFTEEN holiday projects
cards - ornaments - gifts - tags - Big Shot Projects!!

FUN! FUN! FUN!! Don't miss this EVENT!!

Cost?? $35 WHAT?? ONLY $35 dollars??? WOW SWEET!
PLUSSSSSSSSSS.... there's MORE!!

This price include dinner & DOOOOOR PRIZES!!

NO WAY... YOU SAY!

YEP!! IT'S TRUE!!

The Holiday Inn Express has discounted a block of rooms JUST FOR US!!
If you are interested in staying.... the Room cost is $109.50 for a double occupancy room!!
Share a room with a friend... and split the cost... that's ONLY $55/per room!!

AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!.... RIGHT?

Ok.. so here's the deal!!
Let me know if you are interested in coming and I'll hold a spot for you.

Registration fee must be paid by Sept 14, because I have to get the counts in to the hotel. PLUS... if you are staying overnight... that must also be paid for in advance!!

Please let me know right away if you are interested.

This will be ONE night to remember!!!

Hugs!
Carol

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Baroque Elegance



This is a wedding card for someone at work.

I was happy to make it... and it turned out even better than I had invissioned it! :)

I used beautiful retired cardstock called Taste of Textiles, and this white cardstock has gorgeous stripes across the entire paper... simple elegant! I also used the Basic black textured cardstock which was included in this pack of DSP. The entire assortment is so pretty!! Ok.. .back to the card...

~ Embossed the Baroque Motifs image coming down from the corner using a Versamark and black embossing powder
~ Tied off a piece of white organza ribbon in a knot (pun intended) and pushed it through a silver grommet.
~ Stamped the word 'cherish' on a thick window sheet using Black Stazon
~ Punched out the sentiment using the Movers and Shapers die from the Punch Windows set
~ Attached the sentiment on the card front using some silver eyelets



Here's a close up of the sentiment







So... I'm pretty happy with the way it turned out...
What do you think?? :)

Stampin' hugs, until next Time!!

Carol

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Carol


Saturday, August 22, 2009

I only have eyes for YOU!

While your here...
Check out my new Patty Monster Video


You can roll a ROLLO to your pal....
It's chocolate covered caramel...

Every time I see these candies.. I have to sing that song!!

I turned these rollos into eyeballs. I had this beaker-type container just laying around the craft room, and decided to make this a candy jar for my desk at work.

They were easy enough to make...

~Use the 3/4 inch circle punch for the whites of the eyeballs.
~ 3/4 inch circle punch for the eyelid and cut those in half.
~ Sponge the eyelids with Always Artichoke
~ Use 1/2 inch circle punch for the blacks of the eyeballs
~ Glue everything together
~ I used the new Night & Day DSP that is coming out in the Holiday Mini, and accented it with a long strip of crimped Real Red cardstock.
TIP: To get the points on the Real Red, use a circle punch sporatically down the paper. Punching different lengths along the way.
~ Drop them into a 'beaker' and listen to the screams!! BAHHhhahaha

Here's the tools I used:



3/4 inch circle punch
1/2 inch circle punch



Until next time....


Carol

Friday, August 21, 2009

Aged Charm


This card is from the SCS Wednesday Sketch Challenge. It uses one of the new sets from the Holiday mini. The set has some really GREAT images!!
The overall color scheme is Bermuda Bay... and quickly becoming one of my FAVorite colors!!
~ I stamped the background using a Versamark pad.. and I strategically stamped the image trying to get a "wall-paper" look.
~ The three panels are various sides of the Bermuda Bay DSP... gosh those papers are so gorgeous!!
~ Each panel is backed with Basic black... I think that's what make everything POP!
~ The focus image is sort of a collage of colors and stamps using the newwww Holiday mini stamp set called: Charming I love everything about these stamps!!
~ I added a piece of 1/2 inch Bermuda Bay grosgrain ribbon, polka dots down! I have a feeling if they were showing, that it would have just been toooo much! I kind of like how subtle this card is.
So... remember!! you can ALWAYS shop at my 24/7 store!!
Happy Stampin'
Carol

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

SNEEEEEEK PEEEEEEEK

AREN'T THESE JUST ADORABLE!!!!
This is one of the new sets coming out in the Holiday mini that I just CAN'T WAIT for you to see!!
This set is called "Sweet Centers" And its made to work PERFECTLY with the 1 3/4 inch circle punch!
Punch out the center and insert the Sweet Treat Cups!! Fill it with some GOOOOOODIES and hand out to your sweet little gremlins and witches!!
(Of Course... a little advertising on the back wouldn't hurt)

The set comes with a Heart, a Hot Air Balloon basket, a Halloween stamp, and Flower petals!

NOTE: Any one interested in Ordering the SWEET CENTERS set ($29.95) from ME will ALSO receive one DOZEN Sweet Treat Cups - FOR FREEEEEE!!! (A $2.95 value)

Please let me know right away (Call OR Email is fine), so I can get the orders ready for Sept 1 when these products become available!!

I JUST CAN'T WAIT for you to play with them too!!!
They are soooooo much FUN~!













Supplies needed:
~ Sweet Centers #116521
~ Sweet Treat Cups #116802
~ 1 3/4 inch Circle Punch #112004
~ Assorted cardstock & inks
Happy Stampin'
Carol

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

WAIT until you see THIS!!


Ok... so.... my oldest daughter, Laura... says... Mom, can I go "Play" in your craftroom. I said... SURRRRRRE!
And... THIS is what she came up with!!
Holy Hanna... was I SHOCKED!
This angel is from the Holy Triptych set, and she stamped it on velumn and painted it in.
Needless to say... I was FLOOOOORED!
She punched out and layered a few gold metalic colored stars, and used some on my red metalic card stock... (both of these I picked up at the "M" store..) and in the corners, she used some Tiny Twinkles from Taylored Expressions. Finished it off with some gorgeous Organza ribbon. This card is ......Ahhhh.... shear BEAUTY!!!
Now, I MAY have to get her to make MY Christmas cards this year!!! heehee!!
by the way.... Stay tuned in... I'll be posting a new tutorial for a Business Card Holder!
Stampin' Hugs!!
Carol

COMING SOON!! Holiday Mini Catalog!!


This catalog will be available Sept 1 and it has an ABUNDANCE of absolutely, wonderfully new CREATIVE ideas!!

AWESOMELY COOL Halloween stamp sets & DS papers!
MAGNIFICANT Fall stamps & DS papers!!
OODLES & TONS of super CUTE Christmas stamp sets, DSP, & Rub-ons!!!!
SUBERB Big Shot dies and a TOTALLY MUST-HAVE embossing folder
STUNNING NEW Ribbons!!
REALLY RADICAL Window Sheets!!
AND... ANDDDD... a NEW PUNCH!!! WAHOO!

Plus... the INTRODUCTION of... not ONE... not TWO... but THREE new product lines!!

Have I peaked your interest, YET!!??!!??
I surrrrrre hope so... because I'M EXCITED about THIS mini catalog!!

My current customer's will be getting theirs in the mail... and if YOU have never placed an order with me, PLEASE do so now to get yours!!! (........or just email me!! and I'll be glad to mail you one!!)

REMEMBER: You can place an order 24/7 at my ON-LINE STORE!!

TaTa for NOW!!

Carol

Thursday, August 13, 2009

ANNOUCEMENT....

INTROOOODUUUUCINGGGGG!! {echo..echo..echo..}

A FanTAStic designer!!!!!!!! {more echos.....}

Suzanne.... frommm... SUZDEZIGNS!!!!!!!!!!

Insert: [THUNDEROUS APPLAUSE!!!!!!]



Suzanne and I go wayyyyyyy back and I just wanted to introduce her new blog... called... SUZDEZIGNS!! Catchy name.. right??

Anyway... Suzanne makes some totally radical and AWESOME jewelry, so I thought I would introduce her to some of my stampin friends!!

Check out her STUFF!!!

How COOL is this necklace!!!!


















AND... THESE Earrings!!!!







Kindly stop on over to her blog, SUZDEZIGNS... and browse a little... It's new, but, she's getting it all set up nicely!! I just LOVE it!!
Until tomorrow....
Happy Stampin'
Carol

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

REMINDER!!!! This Saturday!!


Call me or email me NOW if you haven't saved your seat already!!
This class will feature our new Razzleberry Lemonade DSP!! Beautiful..... Isn't it??
PLUS... also featuring the Autumn Harvest Rub ons.. You will receive your VERY OWN set of TWO.. (not one... but TWO) sheets of these rub ons. One in Chocolate chip, and the other in Whisper white...
The class will be held this Saturday, August 15, at 1:00 p.m. in my West Chester, PA home!!
Cost is $15.
And you get to keep the Autumn Harvest rub ons!!
SWEEEET!
YOU WON'T WANT TO MISS THIS CLASS!!!!!
Stampin' Hugs!
Carol

Sunday, August 9, 2009

FS131

Ok.. so this challenge is called the Featured Stamper, and One lucky stamper gets picked each week and the challenge is to CASE a card from her gallery and change it up a bit. This week its Joanne from SleepyinSeattle. Check out her gallery... what a GREAT stamper!

Sooooo.... there's the card that I picked from JoAnn's beautiful gallery: Stenciled Thank You

And this is my card:

I changed:
the color
added a tie to my ribbon
used the Eyelet border punch
and some bling!


The velumn was folded beFORE it was crimped... I just LOVE that look!
I stamped the Merry Christmas sentiment using the Punches Three stamp set (now retired) and popped it up on dimensionals on 2 Square Scallop punches of Basic Black.


And the bling is from: Taylored Expressions
Check out that store... she's got some cute stuff!!



Anyway... gotta get to bed.. it's been a LOONGG day!

Stampin' Hugs!!

Carol

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

SC240 - True Colors

Hi Stampers!!

This card was made using the Splitcoaststampers sketch challenge #240. This is a great sketch and it was PERFECT for hiding a "pretties flower" behind the main image.

I love this new paper called Flock Together and the main color is Tempting Turquoise. I found a piece of Baja Breeze hiding in my paperbox that was just the right finishing touch for this card!

Adding a little gold cording.... (I'm SOO soo so happy that SU! brought that back in!!) YAY!

Stampin' Hugs!!
Carol

Sunday, August 2, 2009

Mojo #97

Hi there!! I thought I'd work on getting my "Mojo" on this past weekend. My verrrrrry good friend Barb came over and stamped with me and my oldest daughter Laura.. We stamped for HOURS!
Here's my submission for the Mojo #97 Sketch. (Better late than never... right??)

I just love love love that Razzle Dazzle stamp set..
(i MAY have mentioned that before!!)

-Here the main image looks GREAT stamped in Melon Mambo (one of my FAV colors). I used the Colluzal to cut it out. Then just cut another Basic Black circle to accent it.
- I cut a Melon Mambo scallop circle using my Big Shot and the Large Scallop Circle die. Geez.. that thing is awesome!!
- The background paper is that lovely Razzleberry Lemonade and a touch of Basic Gray DSP.
- The ribbon is Kraft taffeta... which is Soooooooooo nice to work with!!
- I added the Photo Corner Punch embellishment and used the Crop-a-dile to attach Jumbo brads to some 1/2 inch circle punches of Melon Mambo.

The card came together exactly how I was invisioning it... and that normally NEVER happens!!
HA! ;o)


Here are Laura's cards:



And here is Barbara's card:

(Notice those Tiny Twinkles??)

Didn't they turn out beautifully?

Until later...
Stampin' Hugs!
Carol

Splitcoast Sketch Challenge #239

I absolutely love this stamp set. It's called Thoughts and Prayers and it worked perfectly for the Sketch challenge #239.

I inked the leaves in Garden Green, and the branches and tree trunk in Choc. Chip using my marker direct to the rubber, and huffed. Hand drew a box around the outside making sure some of the tree branches popped "out of the box", and then cut it out.

Here are the supplies that I used:

~ Stamp sets: Thoughts and Prayers, Teeny Tiny Wishes
~ Inks: Handsome hunter and Chocolate chip
~ Paper: Flock together DSP, Garden Green, Handsome hunter, So Safron, Very Vanilla
~ Accessories: Modern Label punch, Word window punch, Silver brad

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Stampin' hugs,
Carol




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