September 24, 2008

Special Country Living Offer for Stampin' Up! Customers

Last year Stampin' Up! offered a limited edition stamp set bundle partnering up with Country Living Magazine. They have done it again!!! Stampin' Up! will offer an eight page spread in Country Living Magazine featuring the Country Living Holiday Collection Stampin' Kit in the December 2008 issue.

What does this mean for you? A couple of things:
1. You will be able to purchase your exclusive kit directly from me.
2. As a customer, Country Living is offering a subscription special!!! You can get a year's worth of Country Living magazines for only $12!!!!! That is 75% off the new stand price!
AND.....on top of the low subscription rate, you will receive an exclusive Stampin' Up! note card set, just for subscribing....from Country Living!!!

to subscribe.You can enjoy This magazine subscription all year...delivered right to your door! And get a mini stamp as a thank you gift from Country Living Magazine!!

September 20, 2008

September Stamp Class Projects

Here are the newest projects that Amanda and I created for our September Card Class. We used the new In Color papers, Riding Hood Red, Tangerine Tango and then the Chocolate Chip and Whisper White. The stamp set is A Little Birdie Told Me. This is such a great set because you can use it for so many occasions. We used a watercolor technique using our stamp pads and the aqua painter.

The stamp set A Tree For All Seasons, is fun and interchangable depending on the season. For the words we used the Happy Everything stamp set. Again we used a watercolor technique using the watercolor wonder crayons and the aqua painter.

This is our Post It Note (c) holder. We used two blank coasters and covered them with one of the prints from the Haiku designer series paper. Then we used the Bind It All (c) and Owire to put it together. What a neat little project to give as a secret santa gift! I carry mine in my purse so I always have something to write on. When the Post It Note (c) pad is gone, just replace it.
I used the Round Tab punch, the Simply Said stamp set, Old Olive Grosgrain ribbon and a rhinestone brad from the circle fire set to finish it off.

Color Inspiration #21

Back at it again! I tried another KWerner Design Color Challenge. I wasn't sure about the card I made at first. I actually thought it was a little fugly, but it grew on me. I actually left out the regal rose. Somtimes I feel like I have to jam pack a lot of color into what should be a simple card. I left one color out and liked the results.
-Amanda :)

September 13, 2008

August Stamp Class Projects

This was the card we made at our August card class. The other was the double flip card I posted in August. We used the blurred vision technique on the purple card. I love this card because you could use it for a birthday, wedding, anniversary, or any other special event.

We also made a very cute lemon lime water bottle hanger. I love the Tart and Tangy set and this was a great way to use it.

K-9 Creations

Through Kritter Rescue Team, the dog rescue team I volunteer with, we were able to purchase a dog and fire hydrant to go toward the Menasha K-9 fund. Our city is trying to raise money to get a dog for a K-9 unit. I decorated the fire hydrant and named it the P-N Post and my husband decorated the dog using a collage of all words that described dogs and named it Speaking of Dogs. Today all the dogs and hydrants were on display for people to vote for their favorites.

September 11, 2008

Color Inspiration #20

I have become obsessed with KWerner Design Color Inspiration. I often think that I have gotten into a lull and lost my stamping mojo. The Color Inspiration challenge helps me refresh and get a new perspective on things.

Here's the card I came up with...

I used the Garden Whimsy set. I love that this card opens at the scalloped edge. It gives it a little chic touch. I also like the ladybugs just peeking out the side of the card. I thought it would be difficult to use so many colors in one card, but it turned out better than I could have imagined. Thanks KWerner for helping me get my mojo back. Stay tuned for more cards inspired by KWerner Color Inspirations.

Check out KWerner's blog here...

Summer Projects

Wow! Time gets away from you in the summer. I can't believe it is almost fall. I wanted to share a couple things we did this summer. My daughter, I call her my creative director, made a recipe box for her sister-in-law's wedding shower. It was a personal way to pass down a few family recipes and add some new ones to the mix. Pink and polka dots were part of the theme.

This was a great way to use the In the Kitchen set that had been sitting untouched for a while.

My creative director/daughter also loves scrapbooking and made this piece of framed art for a former student of hers for her birthday. The inspiration was a rub on from Archiver's that talked about inner beauty. The pink words provided the perfect opportunity to use the new Pink Pirouette paper in the background. The picture pops in black and white against the pink backdrop. Unfortunately the glare didn't make capturing this photo as easy.