More Valentines from Leadership Conference

We were treated to such a cute display of cards at the Leadership Conference in January made by fellow demonstrators.  The Stampin' Up! home office had the idea that everyone bring samples of their best work and display them on a clothesline.  I took lots of pictures!

This one highlights so many great products – PS I Love You stamp set, Fashionable Hearts and Scalloped Heart of Hearts Embosslits Dies, Adorning Accents and Framed Tulips Textured Impressions Embossing Folders and Cherry Cobbler Baker's Twine!  Whew – all in one gorgeous card!

I love the "unexpectedness" of the color scheme in this card – Crumb Cake, Pool Party and Wisteria Wonder.  It also features PS I Love You stamp set, along with the brand new Hearts Collection Framelits Dies, Sweet Shop Specialty Designer Series Paper and Sweet Shop Jelly Bean Brads.

This is a gorgeous example of combining some of the new Sale-A-Bration exclusive items – Everyday Enchantment Designer Series Paper and Outlined Occasions stamp set.  Love the Clothespins and clothesline made with White Baker's Twine.  Hearts I believe are mostly punched with Heart to Heart Punch.

I'm sorry that I can't give credit to these three talented ladies for their gorgeous cards.  I don't have their contact information.  But aren't they beautiful?

DON'T FORGET TO: 
~ Place your Sale-A-Bration order with me at my Online Store and receive Kriss's Online Customer Perks!
~ Take My Digital Studio for a test drive for 30 days FREE!  Click HERE for more details.


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Valentine’s Day Stampin’ Up! Style

One of the highlights of the Stampin' Up! Leadership Convention in January was all of the display ideas, both from the Stampin' Up! home office as well as from all the demonstrators who attended.  I'll share some of my favorites with you in this post and in upcoming posts.

This is a darling set of Valentine's Day ideas that was on display.  The notes use PS I Love You stamp set.  Love the idea of making the pencil into an arrow!  And I love the idea for the cake pop box – they're all the rage right now!

And here's a sweet card using lots of new product from the Occasions Mini – the new Baker's Twine in Island Indigo, the Textured Impressions Adorning Accents Embossing Folder, Hearts Collection Framelits Dies and the PS I Love You stamp set.

DON'T FORGET TO: 
~ Place your Sale-A-Bration order with me at my Online Store and receive Kriss's Online Customer Perks!
~ Take My Digital Studio for a test drive for 30 days FREE!  Click HERE for more details.


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My Digital Studio Hybrid Valentine

I've held up posting this My Digital Studio hybrid card because I've been trying to remember how I made it!  Oh, well, just know that it's all MDS downloads and super easy to create.  I just added a Pool Party Designer Brad to the center of the bow.  Easy as can be!

And if you don't have My Digital Studio yet, why not give it a free 30-day try!  Click HERE for details!

 

THINGS YOU'LL NEED:
Item No. 122940 2011-13 In Color Designer Printed Brads
My Digital Studio software


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Be My Valentine

The Twitterpated Product Suite in the Occasions Mini is one of my most favorite product lines ever!  Here I began by choosing the pretty floral print I wanted to use then building colors around it.  Base of the card is Whisper White, followed by Blushing Bride card stock.  Next I layered the designer paper and Island Indigo pieces.  Finally is Baja Breeze card stock run through the Big Shot with the Polka Dot Embossing Folder.  The cupid image is heat embossed with Versa Mark and Silver Embossing Powder, punched out with the Extra-Large Oval Punch and placed inside a frame created with Pear Pizzazz card stock and the Designer Frames Embossing Folder.  Accents are Twitterpated Designer Button and Cherry Cobbler 1/2" Seam Binding Ribbon.  Even though it's technically Riding Hood Red in the designer paper, the Cherry Cobbler looked perfect with this card.

THINGS YOU'LL NEED: 
Item No. 125460 PS I Love You wood $34.95 OR
Item No. 125462 PS I Love You clear $27.95
Item No. 117335 Perfect Polka Dots Textured Impressions Embossing Folder $8.95
Item No. 123130 Designer Frames Textured Impressions Embossing Folders $8.95
Item No. 119859 Extra-Large Oval Punch $16.95
Item No. 120992 Cherry Cobbler 1/2" Seam Binding Ribbon $6.95
Item No. 125406 Twitterpated Designer Series Paper $10.95
Item No. 125579 Twitterpated Designer Buttons $6.95
Item No. 109131 Silver Stampin' Emboss Powder $4.75
Item No. 100005 Heat Tool $29.95
Item No. 102283 VersaMark Pad $7.50


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XO-llent!

Here's another card using the Twitterpated Product Suite from the Occasions Mini Catalog.  I began with a Whisper White card base, then added some Basic Gray that's been run through the Big Shot with the Stripes Textured Impressions Embossing Folder.  Next comes some layering with Pear Pizzazz and a piece of the Twitterpated Designer Series Paper.  The main image is bordered with Real Red and stamped in Basic Gray ink.  I stamped again in Real Red, cut out the "XO" and popped it over the gray with a Dimensional.  The larger stamped heart (and the sentiment) are from PS I Love You, the "must have" stamp for Valentine's Day.  It's punched out with the Full Heart Punch, but one of the hearts from the Framelis Dies Hearts Collection is the exact same size.  So if you don't already own the punch, you may want to consider more bang for your buck and purchase the Framelits.  The three smaller hearts come from the new Fashionable Hearts Embosslits Die – this little tool both embosses and cuts out 5 different hearts!  Love it!

THINGS YOU'LL NEED:
Item No. 125460 PS I Love You wood $34.95 OR
Item No. 125462 PS I Love You clear $27.95
Item No. 125570 Blushing Bride 3/8" Pleated Satin Ribbon $6.95
Item No. 125596 Fashionable Hearts Embosslits Die $11.95
Item No. 119246 Jewels Basic Rhinestones $4.95
Item No. 123128 Stripes Textured Impressions Embossing Folders $7.95
Item No. 125406 Twitterpated Designer Series Paper $10.95
Item No. 119883 Full Heart Punch $16.95
Item No. 125599 Framelits Dies Hearts Collection $26.95
 


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MDS Valentine

I'm pretty excited to be using My Digital Studio more!  I love what you can create mixing both traditional and digital card making.  Here I've used the MDS download called My Cute Valentine Printables Designer Template to print out the main heart image onto Whisper White Card stock.  Set includes 4 different hearts designed to coordinate with the Hearts Collection Framelits Dies.  I began creating my card using a Whisper White base, then Riding Hood Red, then a piece of Twitterpated Designer Paper, and finally the heart popped up on Dimensionals.  I added a Rhinestone and some Basic Gray Satin Ribbon for a pretty finish.  Hybrid card making is so fun!

THINGS YOU'LL NEED:
Item No. 129344 My Cute Valentine Printables Designer Template $2.95
Item No. 125599 Framelits Dies Hearts Collection $26.95
Item No. 124326 Basic Gray 5/8" Satin Ribbon $8.95
Item No. 119246 Jewels Basic Rhinestones $4.95
Item No. 125406 Twitterpated Designer Series Paper $10.95


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We're gearing up for our very first Creative Tuesday of the New Year! And just like The Stamp Shoppe, we have exciting new enhancements to this mid-week stamping break!
  • NEW Bring a Friend Perk! Bring a friend with you to Creative Tuesday who has never stamped with us before and you'll get to make FOUR extra cards and receive FOUR envelopes to go with them! That's right! The "Bring a Friend" incentive that has been so popular at Shoppe is being brought into the Creative Tuesday format!
  • Introducing…. Stamp-A-Stack Express!  We have a NEW option just for people attending a Stamp-A-Stack session for the first time! To "sample" Stamp-A-Stacks and see what they're like, you and/or a friend may opt to take this mini version! You'll make 6 cards, 3 each of 2 designs. This option does not include envelopes or the full accessory — it DOES include all of the supplies you need to complete the 6 cards. You may only take advantage of this option the first time you and/or your friend participates in a Stamp-A-Stack.

We'll continue offering:

  • A Standard Monthly Stamp-A-Stack — come and make 12 cards, 6 each of 2 designs!
  • A "Creative" class showcasing something trendy and/or new!

I'm so excited about Creative Tuesdays in the New Year! And I'm SUPER exciting about our January "creative" class…. "SO MANY SMOOCHES!" It's going to be so fun…. be sure to check it out below!

ENJOY!

Kriss

 

This Month at Stamp-A-Stack (at Creative Tuesday)…

 

January 31st from 6:30 – 9:30 pm OPEN Hours

Pre-Pay Registration Deadline: January 22nd

at 1000 Winton Road North, Rochester NY 14609  

 

Here's a look at the Stamp-A-Stack line up for January!

JanSAS

Standard Stamp-A-Stack Includes: 12 cards, 6 each of 2 designs; 12 envelopes and 1 bolt of Real Red Satin Ribbon. Cost: $25 or $15 with an order of $25 or more placed at Stamp-A-Stack.
 
Stamp-A-Stack Express Includes: 6 cards, 3 each of 2 designs. Cost: $15
 
 
To register for the Standard Stamp-A-Stack now, CLICK HERE:
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To register for the Stamp-A-Stack Express now, CLICK HERE:
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To register for the Standard Stamp-A-Stack "ON THE GO" now, CLICK HERE:
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This Month's Creative Tuesday Specialty Class…
"So Many Smooches!!!"

 

January 31st from 6:30 – 9:30 pm OPEN Hours

Pre-Pay Registration Deadline: January 22nd

at 1000 Winton Road North, Rochester NY 14609  

 

Here's a look at what we'll make at this fabulous class!
SoManySmooches

This class is going to be so much fun!  You'll learn all sorts of different ways to use the new Blushing Bride Smooch Spritz! You'll splatter it on designer cut cards, watercolor with it on a pocket treat, stamp with it on a punch, emboss with it on a trinket and die wood sheets with it!

 

So Many Smooches Class Includes: 2 Designer Cut Cards, 2 Treat Holders, 1 "Grand" Valentine Card, 1 bottle of Blushing Bride Smooch Spritz and 1 package of Heart Trinkets. Cost: $25 or $20 with an order of $25 or more placed at Creative Tuesday.

 

To register for this class now, click here:

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Gnome Sweet Gnome

This new Occasions Mini stamp set called Gnome Sweet Gnome did not have me at hello!  But I actually really like how this card turned out!  Can't seem to get away from the 2011-13 In Colors – they're just the bomb!  They seem to be perfect for every style card.  And did you know that you can purchase an In Color Kit that includes all 5 stamp pads and a package of assorted card stock for just $29.95?  That means that you're paying for the 5 stamp sets and getting the card stock FREE! 

I stamped the gnome image in Staz-On Black Ink then watercolored the images with an Aqua Painter and stamp pads.  After I was through, I traced around the images with a Crumb Cake Stampin' Write Marker to give it some depth and also used a Stampin' Sponge and Pool Party ink to sponge the sky.  The lantern in his hand is stamped on a separate piece of card stock then cut out and popped up on dimensionals.   I used Silver Mini Brads in the corners.  What do you think?  Is he a "keeper"?

THINGS YOU'LL NEED:
Item No. 126535 Gnome Sweet Gnome wood $27.95 OR
Item No. 126537 Gnome Sweet Gnome clear $21.95
Item No. 122993 2011-13 In Color Stamp Pads & Card Stock Kit $29.95
Item No. 121030 Crumb Cake Stampin" Write Marker $3.50
Item No. 103954 Aqua Painter (2) $16.95
Item No. 122941 Silver Mini Brads (200) $5.50

REMINDERS
EARN FREE STAMPS
with Kriss's Online Customer Perks – be rewarded for your shopping loyalty.  Click HERE!
TRY A SAMPLE OF NEW PRODUCTS
from the new Occasions Mini Catalog in a Product Share.  Click HERE!
SIGN UP FOR STAMP SHOPPE which is this week, either attending or "on the go".  Click HERE!


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Love You!

I'm really happy with the way this simple card turned out.  We often give our valentines to a man, so I wanted to keep this one fairly masculine.  And trust me – the new Twitterpated Designer Paper will become your best friend!  One side is decidedly feminine while the other side isn't so flowery.  It's the perfect collection of papers!  I've used the "love you" sentiment from PS I Love You in the new Occasions Mini Catalog, and the nifty embossed heart is made with the Big Shot and the Scalloped Heart of Hearts Embosslits Die.  The Riding Hood Red background gets a dressing up with the Stripes Textured Impressions Embossing Folder.  I added a sweet Basic Gray Button from the Neutrals Designer Buttons with a bow of White Baker's Twine.  Don't forget the Mini Glue Dots – they're perfect for adhering the button to the card.

THINGS YOU'LL NEED:
Item No. 125460 PS I Love You wood $34.95 OR
Item No. 125462 PS I Love You clear $27.95
Item No. 117332 Scalloped Heart of Hearts Embosslits Die $11.95
Item No. 125406 Twitterpated Designer Series Paper $10.95
Item No. 123128 Stripes Textured Impressions Embossing Folder $7.95
Item No. 119743 Neutrals Designer Buttons (72) $8.95
Item No. 124262 White Baker's Twine $2.95
Item No. 103683 Mini Glue Dots $4.95

REMINDERS
EARN FREE STAMPS
with Kriss's Online Customer Perks – be rewarded for your shopping loyalty.  Click HERE!
TRY A SAMPLE OF NEW PRODUCTS
from the new Occasions Mini Catalog in a Product Share.  Click HERE!
SIGN UP FOR STAMP SHOPPE which is next week, either attending or "on the go".  Click HERE!


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Sweetheart Valentine

I love mixing the new and the older products together – it freshens up what I already own and makes it look totally different!  This card is just that combination.  I've used the stamp set Sweetheart which has been around for a little bit but it takes on a new look using the 2011-12 In Colors and brand new designer paper from the Occasions Mini Catalog called Sweet Shop.  The new catalog contains an entire Sweet Shop Product Suite with stamp sets, designer stickers and lots of fun embellishments.  One side of the designer paper has images of cakes, candy, cupcakes and ice cream cones, and the other side of the paper has lots of heart images perfect for Valentine's Day.  The sentiment comes from a new stamp set called PS I Love You.  I've made the confetti for the Heart Treat Cups from the Small Heart Punch.  You'll want to be sure to purchase the Full Heart Punch that creates a perfect fit for the treat cup.  Some Calypso Coral 3/8" Ruffled Ribbon adds a nice touch.

Like the Sweetheart stamp set?  It's the January Stamp Set of the Month!  Receive a FREE kit for making SIX cards!  Check out the details HERE!  There are also a couple more card samples HERE and HERE.

THINGS YOU'LL NEED:
Item No. 125460 PS I Love You wood $34.95 OR
Item No. 125462 PS I Love You clear $27.95
Item No. 120415 Sweetheart wood $21.95 OR
Item No. 120780 Sweetheart clear $15.95
Item No. 125408 Sweet Shop Specialty Designer Series Paper $12.95
Item No. 120435 Heart Treat Cups (12) $2.95
Item No. 117193 Small Heart Punch $5.95
Item No. 119883 Full Heart Punch $16.95
Item No. 122976 Calypso Coral 3/8" Ruffled Ribbon $9.95

JUST ONE MORE DAY – January 4th – and the new Occasions Mini Catalog will go LIVE!  I'll post the new catalog first thing Wednesday morning!  AND get ready for my Occasions Mini Accessories Share – a little bit of almost all the accessories in the new catalog!  Here's what you'll receive:

1 yd. of 3/8" Pleated Satin Ribbon in each of the following colors for a total of 4 yds. of ribbon:  Pear Pizzazz, Riding Hood Red, Blushing Bride and Baja Breeze

10 Large (8 mm.) Pearl Basic Jewels

2 yds. Pool Party 1/2" Seam Binding Ribbon

3 hat pins (3" long)

Twitterpated Designer Buttons – 3 each of 2 designs in 2 colors for a total of 12  buttons

Sweet Shop Jelly Bean Brads – 1 each of 4 designs for a total of 4 brads

Purchase all of the above brand new accessory pieces for just $15.50!  And that's not all!  Order your Accessories Share before January 31st and receive a free hand-stamped card that highlights many of the new products and stamp sets in the Occasions Mini – you'll have your very own brand new sample card to use for inspiration or to send to a special friend.

Stampin' Up! policies regarding shares have changed in the past year, so I'm no longer able to put PayPal links up for you to purchase the shares directly online.  Instead, please e-mail me if you'd like to purchase an Occasions Mini Accessories Share.  I'll order product immediately when I have 4 shares purchased.  I'll send you a PayPal invoice to finalize your order. I can also accept credit card, check, money order or cash.

I'll be posting pictures of all of the products contained in the Accessories Share tomorrow when the Occasions Mini Catalog goes live!


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