Make & Take

Today I will be spending the afternoon with a lovely bunch of ladies at their monthly after-church crop. This is the make & take we will be doing. They wanted to try their hands at card making, so I thought I would show them just how easy card making can be! And they'll also get to try out the Big Shot, which is great for both cards and scrapbook pages.

Stamps: Trendy Trees
Ink: Chocolate Chip, Ruby Red, Old Olive
Paper: Chocolate Chip, Ruby Red, Old Olive, Whisper White
Accessories: Big Shot, SU! Backgrounds 1 Textures Plates, Stamp-a-ma-jig, Stampin' Dimensionals


Baby Animals

Apparently August was the month for baby boys. Another friend just gave birth to a boy, so again, I needed a card! This time I had to bust out the retired stamp set, Wild About You. It's my favorite stamp set for baby cards. Again, I didn't want to use pastels, so I went with some bold colors again.

Stamps: Wild About You, Teeny Tiny Wishes
Ink: Tempting Turquoise, More Mustard, Real Red, So Saffron
Paper: Tempting Turquoise, More Mustard, Real Red, So Saffron, Whisper White
Accessories: Big Shot, SU! Backgrounds 1 Texturz, More Mustard 1/4" Grosgrain Ribbon


Baby Bird

A friend of mine just had a baby boy, so of course I need to send a card! And just because it's a baby card doesn't mean you have to use pastel colors. I opted for a bold color combination for this baby card.

Stamps: Good Friend, Teeny Tiny Wishes
Ink: Tempting Turquoise, Pumpkin Pie, Old Olive
Paper: Tempting Turquoise, Pumpkin Pie, Old Olive, Whisper White
Accessories: Big Shot, SU! Backgrounds 1 Texturz, Word Window Punch, 1 1/4" Circle Punch, Old Olive 1/4" Grosgrain Ribbon, Stampin' Dimensionals


August Scrapbook Class

Last night was my monthly scrapbook class and these are the pages we made. We used the Big Shot for these pages! There is no stamping on mine (yet), but there is room to stamp a title. It's hard to tell in the pictures, but the Regal Rose pieces of cardstock are textured with Polka Dots.

Stamps: None (gasp!)
Ink: None (gasp, again!)
Paper: Mellow Moss, Chocolate Chip, Regal Rose, Not Quite Navy
Accessories: Big Shot, SU! Backgrounds 1 Texturz, SU! Little Leaves Sizzlets, SU! Flower Fusion Sizzlets, Chocolate Chip 5/8" Grosgrain Ribbon, Glue Dots


Big Shot Club

Do you want the Big Shot, but would like a “lay-away” option? Join a Big Shot Club! As a member of a Big Shot Club you will have 4 months to pay for your Big Shot and select accessories and you can earn Hostess Benefits!!! What will you get after 4 months of the Big Shot Club?

Big Shot Machine - $99.95
Texturz Impressions Pad - $5.95
Texturz Silicone Rubber - $5.95
Stampin’ Up! Backgrounds 1 - $11.95
Stampin’ Up! Curves Ahead Sizzlets Die - $5.50
Stampin’ Up! Top Note Bigz Die – 21.95
Plus a Level 1 Hostess set and $15 in Hostess Awards

The cost of the club is $44.51 per month for 4 months. We will meet on an agreed upon day to make 2 projects using the Big Shot each month. Club members will each get to pick their hostess set and free merchandise. All merchandise will be delivered to the club members after the 4th club meeting.

If you are in the Dayton, OH area and interested in joining a Big Shot club contact me to put your name on the list.


Fairborn Senior Center Expo

Tomorrow is going to be a busy day for me. Not only do I have my monthly scrapbook class, but I will also be participating in the Fairborn Senior Center Expo. The event is from 11-3 and will feature several direct sales representatives as well as local businesses, such as a Licensed Massage Therapist. So come on down and see me!

Fairborn Senior Center Expo
325 N. Third St.
Fairborn, OH

Friday, August 21st
11 am - 3 pm


Hostess Promo

I've got some dates available in September, October and November to hold your Stampin' Up! workshop! As a hostess in Sept. and Nov. you will not only be eligible for the standard hostess rewards which start at $15 and a free stamp set with a qualifying show, but you will be eligible for the hostess promotion that Stampin' Up! is offering. If you host a $250 show (before tax and shipping) you can pick any item (excluding hostess sets and My Digital Studio) for just $10! And after My Digital Studio is released you can purchase it for 50% off with a $400 show!


For the Newlyweds

Here's another project made with the Big Shot. There's not much stamping on this card, but I don't think it needs anything else.

Stamps: Teeny Tiny Wishes
Ink: Bashful Blue
Paper: Bashful Blue, Apricot Appeal, Certainly Celery
Accessories: Big Shot, SU! Flower Fusion Sizzlet, SU! Little Leaves Sizzlet, Silver Brad


Banner Monkey

I got new toys! So of course I had to play. I am now the proud owner of The Big Shot!!!! I've been wanting it ever since Stampin' Up! started carrying it, but I kept bumping it to the bottom of the priority list. Finally I moved it up a few notches and got it and a few accessories. Of course I had to get the Stampin' Up! Backgrounds Texturz plates which were used on this card. I love how it turned out! And how easy it is to use! So if you don't already have one, get yourself a Big Shot!

Stamps: Sock Monkey
Ink: Jet Black StazOn, Close to Cocoa, Really Rust, So Saffron
Paper: Close to Cocoa, Really Rust, So Saffron, Very Vanilla
Accessories: Big Shot, SU! Backgrounds Texturz, Fire Circle Rhinestone Brads, Very Vanilla 1/4" Grosgrain Ribbon, Blender Pens, Stamp-a-ma-jig


Convention Display Boards

The last few days a bunch of lucky stampers have been participating in Stampin' Up!'s convention in Salt Lake City, UT. One of the exciting things about convention is the display boards which contain samples of projects using Stampin' Up! products. The samples on the boards are made by demonstrators that have been submitted to Stampin' Up! One of the highlights for those of us not in attendence at convention is to see pictures of the display boards to see if anything we submitted made it onto a board. Imagine my surprise when I spotted something of mine on one of them!!!


I Made the Showcase Again!!!

I love seeing my cards on Stamper's Showcase on the SU! demo website! This one is up there today! I just wished they would've straightened out the ribbon before scanning.

Country Living Kit On Sale

The Country Living Summer Cookout kit is now on sale while supplies last. The original price was $24.99, but you can now get the kit for just $14.99. The refill is also on sale if you've already purchased the kit, but just need more of the consumable products. To order yours click here!


Just for Kids Promotion

Stampin' Up! has a few great deals during their Just for Kids promotion.

The first one I want to share with you is the Decor Elements Growth Chart! This adorable growth chart is available for $24.95 and you'll receive a free applicator tool! This offer is available from Aug 1 - Sept 30.

Next up is the free buttons offer. Purchase $35 worth of stamp sets from the Growing Up section of the IB&C (p. 74-90) and pick a pack of buttons for free ($7.95 value)! The buttons to choose from are Playground, Sherbet, or Button Latte Designer Buttons. This offer is available from Aug 1 - 31.

For more information on both of these offers click on the picture or check out my online store.