Friday, October 31, 2008

Christmas Card Contest

Hello everyone! Welcome to the Christmas Card Contest - 2008! The prize this year is a $25 Stampin' Up! gift certificate to use on anything in the Idea Book & Catalog or Mini Catalog. Here's what you need to do to enter:

* Send a photo of your card to me at by November 30th. If you are not able to photograph your card, you may request my address via email to send the original. If you include a SASE, the card will be returned. Multiple submissions by one person are acceptable.
* Winners will be announced by December 5th! The winners will be chosen by me and my husband (he actually has great taste!). The winning card (or cards, if there are a few that knock our socks off) will be published on the annoucement day, and can be linked to a website, if requested.
* Everyone is invited to submit a card, including new stampers, demos, etc.
* Please include your name, email address, and street address in your email.
* I encourage you to use Stampin' Up! images and products, but this is not required.

Thursday, October 30, 2008

Twigster Scarf Card

Here is another card featuring Twiggy. His scarf is made from Riding Hood Red Tafetta Ribbon. I wasn't sure about the white edges at first when I saw the ribbon in the catalog, but I'm sold now!

Glad Tidings

This card is simple and cute, don't you think? I like the ribbon around the top of the ornament and I really miss this retired Designer Series Paper. Natalie - what do you think?

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Another Ornament

This one is better, I think. I like the cool colors a lot. And the pearls, naturally!

Christmas Ornament #1

Here is a cute Christmas ornament I designed using the Ski Slope paper and Striped GG Ribbon. I'm going to make some more today!

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Window Christmas Card

This is a Christmas card that I have been practicing you think it's cute enough for a craft show? I plan on adding a greeting to the front, as soon as my "Best Yet" stamp set arrives in the mail this week. I used last year's In Colors to help reduce my stash of retired paper...let me know how you feel about this one...

Monday, October 27, 2008

Christmas Photo Card

I just had to make a Christmas Card with the photo pocket from my birthday promotion. And I love it! I think you could do this card in just about a million ways and it would always look great. I picture a Black & White photo on this one, don't you? Stay tuned for my Christmas Card Challenge - prizes to win!

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Birthday Card #3

This is the third card in my series of 3 Birthday cards that you can get the supplies for FREE if you place a $50 order on my Stampin' Up! website. Isn't this card perfect for a little (or big!) girl's birthday? It uses Pretty in Pink and Close to Cocoa. I just love the striped grossgrain ribbon - it ties perfectly every time. Can you tell? I use it on almost every card now!

Saturday, October 25, 2008

Brithday Card #2

Here is the second of three birthday cards made with Party'll get the supplies to make these with your $50 order - hurry, this promotion ends on Halloween! The little Bashful Blue scalloped piece is an insert that you can pull out with the ribbon tab. Wouldn't this be a cute way to do your Christmas Cards and include a photo?

Friday, October 24, 2008

Birthday Card #1

This card is the first of three cards that will be posted using the Pearty Hearty set, which is on sale this month for 20% off. This set is perfect for all Birthday occasions, both for card makers and scrapbookers (includes a cupcake - required, don't you think? - birthday tag shape, party hat border, several sayings, and small package image for backgrounds). As Wheezie on Dragon Tales says, "LOOOOOOVE IT!" Can you tell I have a preschooler?

SPECIAL PROMOTION: If you place a $50 order via my Stampin' Up! website, you will get the supplies to make all three of these cards in the mail for FREE! You'll just LOVE the other two! Hurry - this offer expires on 10/31/08, the same day the Pearty Hearty set will no longer be on sale.

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Hostess Gift Extravagana

Julie really outdid herself, don't you think? Julie was our hostess for the October stamp club, and she brought these super-adorable little boxes made from our Designer Series Paper and a matching card for me! I stuck the little spider in the web she created on her card - don't you think that would be a cute way to gift the little bugger? (Pun intended!)

Have a lovely day - it is officially getting cold here - yesterday it was too cloudy to take pictures, so I couldn't post on my blog. Sniff!

Lisa's Halloween Card

What a happy day when this card arrived in the mail from Lisa! I love the paper (Stampin' Up!'s paper from last Halloween) and the little spider peeking out from his hole is so cute. Something about white images on black paper is so neat! Thanks Lisa!

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Join My Downline Now

I would like to introduce to you my downline program, targeted towards both hobby and business demonstrators. I have developed a unique combination of incentives, support tools, and fellowship opportunities to support my downline demonstrators. Come and join my team - we're going to have a lot of fun!

Sally Jercha’s Downline Benefits

* Free quarterly group meetings (3 projects).
* Invite to exclusive monthly “shoebox swap” meetings.
* Product Awards for Top 3 Demonstrators in each level.
* Idea generation support.
* Free “Demo Instructions” for all project kits shown on website.

Out-of-Town Demos receive all of these benefits, too. They can also participate in the shoebox swap (mailing consumable supplies to us, receiving consumable supplies from us), and will receive their quarterly group meeting flyers, minutes, and project kits in the mail! They also participate in the “Top 3” awards and get Demo Instructions as well.

Join Sally Jercha’s downline now, and receive a free set of Mini Library Clips exclusively from Sally Jercha! The benefits last as long as you are active! Sign up via my Stampin' Up website now! I promise you that I will be the most supportive upline you can find!

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Turkey Punch Card

This card was based on the little turkey card I saw in the Stampin' Success magazine availble to Stampin' Up! demonstrators, but I changed the coloring quite a bit to make a modern, snazzy little turkey. I used a rub-on from Chit Chat rubons for the sentiment. Let me know what you think! (Oh, and let me know if you would like to order the scallop circle punch...surely you have enough reasons why you must have one, by now!)

Monday, October 20, 2008

Flower Punch Poinsettia

This card was a labor of love! And it actually was pretty easy, once I got all of the dimensions the way I wanted them. The inside of the card is pictured below and is a cute pop-up Christmas tree. I couldn't get the card to stay open enough to really show you how cute the tree looks upon opening. I think the poinsettia flower turned out amazing on the front. And I accented it with 3 little Barely Banana punched holes from my 1/8" punch and some Dazzling Diamonds glitter.

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Gift Card Box

Here is a gift card box that I worked on last night. What do you think? I love the Little Felt Flurries and the Red Riding Hood Taffeta Ribbon. The little white edges of the ribbon are great!

Lots of folks have been asking me how to get the lovely clear gift boxes that I have decorated with Stampin' Up! Product. So, I have purchased some and have them available now on my website.
You can get 20 clear gift boxes (undecorated) for $10, plus $5 shipping for your entire order. (20 will cost $15, 40 will cost $25...and so on).
Clear Gift Box Quantity

Friday, October 17, 2008

Deer Friends Nugget Box

Natalie and I came up with this little treat box this afternoon as we were preparing our wares for the Ascension Holiday Bazaar. Do you think it's cute enough for the booth? Email me if you are looking for the cute boxes - I have some pillow boxes coming that I could send to you.

Spooky Spiders, Oh My!

Okay, I saw these the other day on Splitcoast and absolutely LOVE them! We'll make some at our stamp club meeting on Wednesday. Please go to my Stampin' Up! Business Website if you need to order the scallop circle and corner punches.

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Snow Swirled Card

A simple, but cute card..perfect for Christmas cards, since there is no additional coloring. Have you ever picked out a cute line drawn image for your Christmas cards, then sat down to make 100 and realize on #2 that you've made a mistake?, too.

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Mr. Twigster Card

I am madly in love with Mr. Twigster...don't tell Tony! This is a cute card that actually has a detachable ornament on top. Wouldn't it also be cute with a loved one's picture on the back so that it would be cute from both sides hanging on the Christmas Tree? I think I'll make some of these for the Holiday Bazaar!! Sorry the post is so late...David didn't take a nap and I've been filling kit orders all morning. (But very happy to do so, thank you!!)

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Mr. Twigster Layout

I designed this layout for my upcoming Stamp Club Meeting. Clubbers will make the left hand layout at our meeting, using the Ski Slope Designer Series Paper, Mr. Twigster stamp set, the new Riding Hood Red Tafetta ribbon, Little Felt Flurries, and Crystal Effects. What do you think?

Monday, October 13, 2008

Snow Swirled Layout

This is my favorite stamp set from the new catalog - Snow Swirled. Don't you love the snow flakes! Wait until you see the new Christmas cards I'm going to make. I just got my new order in the mail...brown just rang the doorbell! (Feverishly opening box now....). Great new ideas are just hours away! Remember to sign up for stamp club if you are interested, and the Halloween treat boxes are almost gone - place your order before Friday so that they will arrive in time for Halloween!

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Calling for Stampers!

Our stamp club meeting calendar begins on Wednesday, October 22nd for a new season of lovely stamped projects. You can come to make a card, a 3-D item, and a scrapbook page from 7pm to 9pm at my house, or you can receive this kit in the mail. This month's theme is Christmas, and each month will vary depending on the season and newly available products.

How does it work?

- Each club is a group of 6 people who commit to place a $25.00 order (before tax & shipping) each month for 6 months. Upon joining, you receive a free Idea Book & Catalog, and mini catalogs as they are released. Long Distance Club Members Only: You will pay a separate charge shipping charge each month for the project kit and merchandise. This will be invoiced to you via paypal. All shipping costs will be kept as low as possible!

- Each member gets to be the hostess one of these 6 months and will earn hostess benefits. Local club only: Each hostess will bring a small snack for the meeting, and I will have a lovely gift for them in return.

- You are guaranteed a minimum of $15.00 in catalog merchandise and one free hostess stamp set during your month. (These are the minimum benefits of a $150 workshop.) Often, sales for the month are much more, due to the fact that the hostess can collect outside orders to boost her sales total.

How to join:

1) Local clubbers - Call me or email if you want to join the club. I will start multiple clubs, depending on demand.
2) Long-distance clubbers - Email your name to me and I'll put your name on a list. Once this list has 6 names, I'll let you know via email, and we will start our club!

Thursday, October 9, 2008

Prehistoric Pals

This is a birthday card I made for David's friend Lindon's birthday on Saturday. I didn't have my new designer paper yet (arrives Monday!), so I had to use Jersey Shore from the last catalog, along with Wild Wasabi. I still love the card, though...and I don't think Lindon will mind, do you?

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Business Cards

So I spent a morning creating this lovely business card for my Stampin' Up! business. I used the Always set (that matches my stamp camp for sale) and colored the branch stamp with markers so that I could have a multicolored effect on the front of the card. I used white embossing powder and versamark to make the cute flowers on the back of the card, and popped the final one up with a dimensional. Who do you know that has a 3D business card? Not many! Only us crazy stamping people!

Lisa's Projects

My very good friend, Lisa, sent these cards to me along with some cute incentive stamps all the way from California. Lisa is a former Stampin' Up! Demonstrator but remains a current stamping addict. She just ordered some cute sets from my website and thought that the online ordering process was awesome - so do I!

Monday, October 6, 2008

Pun Fun Treat Bag

Here is a cute treat bag made with Kiwi Kiss, Pacific Point, and Tangerine Tango. I used a sample in the September Stampin' Success magazine (available to active demonstrators) as a guide, and then altered it by changing the stamp set to Pun Fun, punching some cute eyelet holes, and adding a white embossed "Happy Birthday" from the Family Phrases set.

Happy "Owl"-oween

Here is a treat that I made for Lisa...thanks for all of your class treat purchases and I hope you had a happy Halloween!

Sunday, October 5, 2008

Eastern Blooms Again

Here is another card I made with the Eastern Blooms set. I'm not sure how I feel about all of the white you guys think its a bit busy? I still like the color combo, though!

Saturday, October 4, 2008

Driver's Education

I used Bashful Blue, Certainly Celery Prints Designer Series Paper and Pacific Point accent circles to complete this page. This was our visit this summer to Legoland. David loved driving all of the different types of cars around.

Friday, October 3, 2008

Wild About David

I loved the layout in the catalog that featured the Wild About You stamp set, so I modified it for a little boy. And I did some dry embossing on the side using one of our Classy Brass templates. This is my David. Isn't he so handsome! Click here and then here to purchase the Wild About You stamp set!

Thursday, October 2, 2008

Eastern Blooms

Funny story about this card. I started out trying not to use either a shade of green or blue. Look how that turned out! I didn't even realize until I was done that this card had both. I made this card for the rockin' Lisa in California, and it uses rubons that I customized to make my own doodle-like design. I am falling in love with rubons. They make a very elegant, easy accent. I especially love white colored rubons!

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Party Hearty Treat Bag

This Party Hearty Bag I made using the masking technique for the cupcake and candles. This set is awesome, and I plan to use it to make cute classroom treats for birthdays. This bag also introduces our promotion for October. Spend $20 in regular catalog merchandise, and get 20% off select birthday sets, in honor of Stampin' Up!'s 20th birthday! See the flyer under Current Promotions. This 3-D project was inspired by my lovely upline, Angie, who makes the most awesome 3-D items - check her blog out at I'm new at 3-D items - my main passion is scrapbooking and I'm cookin' up a whole bunch of things to post soon! Send requests!