Thursday, September 30, 2010

Thanksgiving Card -- one layer

Here's a simple, one layer card using the Bright Blessings Jumbo wheel, the leaf from Autumn Days and (of course) Teeny Tiny Wishes.

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Fall Birthday

This card uses the wheat image from the Autumn Days set.  You may know that set as the one with the peacock.  It also has a great little leaf stamp, which I use on lots of things.

While you could use this card for anyone, it would make a great card for a guy -- and sometimes it's hard to come up with those masculine cards.

Thanks for looking.  Feel free to leave a comment on this or any other post.  I'd love to hear what you think.

Sue Root, Stampin' Up Demonstrator

Friday, September 24, 2010

Bells and Boughs with Jolly Bingo Bits

Another card using Bells and Boughs.  This time I watercolored the image.  The little flowers on the side are from Jolly Bingo Bits, which has 24 different images in it for only $26.95 (clear mount).

No, I haven't skipped right over Fall and its holidays.  I just wanted to do a Christmas card class here in September to get people started since usually we do so many Christmas cards and they are all needed at the same time.  Check back tomorrow for a Fall card and check out the Classes page for details about my upcoming Thanksgiving/Fall class on October 9th.

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Bells and Boughs again

I'm having so much fun with this set.  This one uses Patterns DSP and 1/4" grosgrain ribbon.

There's still time to register for the class on Sunday which uses this set.  See Classes page for details.  Let me know by Friday afternoon if you'd like to attend.

Monday, September 20, 2010

Collage Card

Here's my attempt at a collage card.  I'm really pleased with how it turned out.  Sign up for the class on Sunday, Sept. 26 and you can make this card and three others.

The sun was a little bright, so the colors aren't quite as rich in the photo as in real life.  Plus, I didn't manage to get rid of the shadows behind the items that are raised.  But, you get the idea.  Come Sunday to see it in person.

Check out the Classes page to see details about the class.  Comments are appreciated :)

Thanks for looking,

Sue Root, Independent Stampin' Up Demonstrator

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Bells and Boughs

Don't forget about the class this Sunday, September 26.  We will make four Christmas cards.  Some of you have been working on your cards for awhile and this will just get you a little further along.  Those of you that haven't started yet, now is a great time.  We usually have lots of Christmas cards to make and time gets short as the holiday nears.  See Classes page (or contact me) for more details.

We will make this card (or one similar) at the class Sunday.  It uses the new waffle paper from the Holiday Mini catalog.  That stuff is so cool!

Check back tomorrow to see my attempt at a collage card.  We'll make that at the class, too.

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Northern Flurry

This card uses the Northern Flurry embossing folder from the new Holiday Mini Catalog.  It is embossed on Tempting Turquoise from the Brights Patterns DSP pack and then sanded with a sanding block.

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Christmas Bells, too

Here's another card using the bells from the Bells and Boughs set in the new mini catalog.  I also used the Patterns Designer Series Paper Stack.  I love that the Patterns DSP now comes in a color family rather than individual colors.  It has four sheets of 10 different colors (8 each of the 5 in colors) for a total of 40 sheets for only $19.95.  I've already used several different colors, but only had to buy the one pack.  It's nice to have that variety available when I'm creating.

Check back tomorrow for a card using the new snowflake embossing folder.  Thanks for looking!

Sue Root, Independent Stampin' Up Demonstrator

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Christmas Bells

This card uses the new Bells and Boughs set from the Holiday Mini Catalog.  In keeping with the vintage look of the set, the colors are Old Olive and Regal Rose.  I also used the Basic Pearls which were introduced in the recent Idea Book and Catalog (also known at the "big catalog") and the square lattice embossing folder.

Monday, September 6, 2010

Batty for You

This card uses Batty for You.  I just love the puns in that set.  Guess I'm corny that way :)

Once you have a design in mind, you can make some simple substitutions and have a different card. Don't need a Halloween card? See below for a some other options.

You could substitute the stamps with some of the others and make a thank you card -- the vampire with "Fangs for the memories"; the ghost with "The ghostess with the mostess" (if it was a thanks to someone for having you over); and maybe the pumpkin with "You light up the place with that smile on your face." Or maybe just three of the vampire. Then substitute the happy halloween with the thank you stamp from Teeny Tiny Wishess.

Use three of the pumpkin for a card to cheer up someone. Substitute friend to friend at the bottom.  That might look cute with Pumpking Pie Patterns Paper instead of Old Olive.  And, both colors come in the same pack (Brights).

Have you seen the Patterns Designer Series Paper Stack in the recent Idea Book and Catalog (p. 175)?  You get 40 sheets of Designer Series Paper for $19.95.  You can get a pack in any of the color families.

How about three of the bats ("I'm batty for you") for an October anniversery?  Yes, Teeny Tiny Wishes has a happy anniversary stamp you can substitute at the bottom of the card.  Or, use friend to friend, thinking of you or even happy birthday or venture away from Teeny Tiny Wishes and try a sentiment from another set (such as i love you from Three Little Words).

See how you can get lots of different cards from just a set or two of stamps and one good idea?  I'm planning to make the above card (and the Medallion one in my previous post) at my class on Thursday.  Let me know if you'd like to come.  Also, I'm looking at adding another date for this class, so if you're interested, let me know.

To give credit where credit is due:  this card is a CASE of a card by Wendy Aungst that I saw on splitcoaststampers.

Sunday, September 5, 2010

Halloween Medallion Card

This cool Halloween card uses the Medallion stamp and Batty for You.  I also used the new rhinestone jewels for the eyes.  Gives kind of a creepy effect.  The sentiment is from Teeny Tiny Wishes

The inspiration for this card came from two cards I saw on splitcoaststampers -- one by Lynn Pratt and one by Charlene Monroe.

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Get this CRAFT TOTE for FREE!

Join Stampin' Up now and receive this beautiful Greenhouse Gala Craft Tote for free!

Have you ever thought about becoming a Stampin' Up demonstrator?  Now's the time!  Join in September and receive this awesome craft tote for FREE!  As you can see, this tote holds a LOT -- including 12 x 12 paper in the center pocket.

The free tote pictured above is filled with many of the items you get with your starter kit.  The kit is $175, with free shipping.  The items in the kit have a way higher value than the cost (I think SU says $310, not counting the $39.95 for the craft tote):  4 stamp sets; a standard sized wheel, handle and cartridge; Patterns DSP Stack; 2 pkgs card stock; 4 Classic Ink pads; a Versa Mark pad;  2 Stampin' Write markers; Classic Ink refill; Stampin' Scrub and Mist; Clear Block C; a roll of ribbon; SNAIL adhesive; Stampin' Dimensionals; a blender pen; a sponge; a Decor Element and application tool; plus business supplies to get you started.  You can customize the kit by substituting some choices (like stamp sets, ink colors, etc.) as long as you stay at or below the cost of what you are substituting for.

Being a Stampin' Up demo is lots of fun -- it challenges your creativity, lets you meet other stampers, allows you to share your talents and opens up resources that are unavailable to non-demos.  And, you earn money by doing the thing you love!

Want the tote, but not sure you're ready to have a business?  Be a HOBBY DEMO -- get the great savings available through the starter kit, then continue save with each order you place.

Contact me today for full details about becoming a demonstrator -- either as a business or to save on your personal supplies.  I'll be there to support you either way.

Disclaimer:  I tried to list the kit items accurately, but apoligize if a missed anything or otherwise made a mistake.  It is a lot of stuff to get listed!

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Holiday Mini Catalog Now Available

Hi Stampers!

The new Holiday Mini Catalog is now available. Click the link below to see the PDF:

There are so many wonderful new products in here, you won't know where to start -- at least I didn't!  Hopefully within a few days I'll have some samples posted with items I've made using my new items.  In the meantime, browse through the catalog and let me know if there's anything you'd like to order.

If you are one of my customers (including new customers who might be placing their first order) and would like your own mini catalog, please let me know (e-mail is in the header or comment on this post).  For those of you who haven't received yours yet, Stampin' Up had to re-ship my order.  Should go out today or tomorrow.

Happy Stamping!

Sue Root, your Stampin' Up Demonstrator


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