Sunday, February 19, 2017

Easter - Spring class Announced

  • New spring - Easter class 
  • Sale-A-Bration selection with each $50 purchases
  • Want to buy your Stampin' Up! products at a discount?

Easter and Spring class project

I've just scheduled a Easter - Spring class to get a jump on the upcoming holiday.  I have some really fun project planned.  Eight different Easter or Spring cards and treat packages and a 9th project that was a special request.  Here's a quick peek at the projects we'll work on.



Here's a closer look at the two treat holders we'll make.  We'll color and decorate the mini egg carton, and we'll make the Chocolate egg holder using the Basket Builder Framelits.  The Easter sentiment is from the Suite Sentiments stamp set.




Here's what the mini egg carton looks like inside.  The Timeless Tags Thinlit Die created the design on the inside cover.  I used alcohol and the reinkers in the Stampin' Spritzer to color the mini egg cartons...a really fast, easy process.  



If you're interested in attending this class.  Please sign up on my Meetup site.  While signing up for the class, check out the special 9th project only listed on my Meetup Site.    

For a closer look at these projects, check out my Instagram video. New stampers, experienced stampers and other Stampin' Up! demonstrators are always welcome.




Want to buy your Stampin' Up! products at a discount?
   
Join Stampin' Up! as a demonstrator.  A demonstrator can be either a hobby demonstrator to make new friends and enjoy demonstrator product discounts of 20-25% on product purchases.   Or you can turn your hobby into a business where you are your own boss, work your own hours, and do something you love!   
  • The extra sign-up bonuses during Sale-A-Bration makes this the best time of the year to sign up as a demonstrator.  
  • Sign up as a demonstrator for $99 and get $125 in merchandise that YOU select plus an additional 2 free stamp sets.  Pick stamps that fit your stamping or scrapbooking style.  Your kit also includes business supplies and catalogs.  And your starter kit ships free! 
  • Have an Occasions catalog order over $99?  This is a great way to fill your catalog wish list and get future purchases at demo discount prices.
  • If you've been a demonstrator previously, you can sign up again, and you can drop without penalty. 
  • As a demonstrator, your future purchases earn discounts of 20 to 25%.
  • Online product and workshop training; video demonstrations, demo-only Facebook site to assist in Party Planning & classes, and Stampin' Connection demo-sharing site are just a few of the demonstrator resources available to both hobby and business demos.
  • Live OnStage regional events, to see new products, meet new friends, and see old friends.  Many demos have been stamping together 5, 10 or 15+ years.
  • Stampin' Up! has been in business for over 25 years, and sells in many countries around the world. 
  • Contact me today and we'll discuss your starter kit order based on your crafting interests.  Or you can review paperwork and place your starter kit order on line.



Quick Links

  • Want to purchase at a discount?  Sign up for $99 and get $125 worth of product in your starter kit and any two free stamp sets that you select! Then enjoy your future purchases at demonstrator discount prices of 20% to 25%.
    • Clearance Rack - Clearance Rack and retiring products  -  many available only while they last


    Enjoy!



    Donna Ross
    Stampin' Up! Independent Demonstrator

    Private Classes for 1 or a small group of friends:  http://cardmaking.meetup.com/71/
    To place an order: Place an on-line order through my Stampin' Up! store - 24/7 Shopping 
    Current Promotions
    Start You Own Business
    Host a workshop
    Download Free Stampin' Up! Catalogs















    Thursday, February 16, 2017

    Life is a Balancing Act

    • Hey, Chickie, Life is a balancing act!
    • Sale-A-Bration selection with each $50 purchases
    • What do you do for fun?

    Hey, Chick! stamp set from Stampin' Up!

    I was thinking this morning about all the things we balance in life and decided to use the Hey, Chick set to convey that feeling we've all had when things start piling up and we're trying to balance too many things in our lives.  This is a 3-5/8" X 7-3/4" card done in Tip Top Taupe.   


    Life is a balencing act



    I found that this is one of the hardest Stampin' Up! colors to photograph and get its  true color.  The others that seem to give me trouble are Pink Pirrouette and Peekaboo Peach.   
      
    So I finally broke out my DSL camera and re shot the card, and even after trying multiple color and light corrections in my software, it still doesn't look as good in the photo as my original Tip Top Taupe card.   The DSL camera did turn out to be truer colors than my iPhone camera shot. Some times the photography and color corrections take longer than the cards do!






    I chose the wood mounted set when I purchased this set, so, in order to line up all the chicks correctly, I broke out my Stamp-a-ma-gig.  Got all the hens and eggs balanced first try!

    The Hey, Chick set is one of the stamp sets you can only get as a free selection with a $50 order and only during Sale-A-Bration, and you can tell I'm really taken with this fun set.

    Recipe:

    Stamps: Hey, Chick (Sale-A-Bration set)
    Ink:  Tip Top Taupe, Watercolor pencils
    Paper: Tip Top Taupe, In Colors Designer Series Paper Stack, Whisper White
    Accessories:  Stamp-a-ma-jig


    Hobby or Business?
       
    A demonstrator can be either a hobby demonstrator to make new friends and enjoy demonstrator product discounts of 20-25% on product purchases.   Or you can turn your hobby into a business where you are your own boss, work your own hours, and do something you love!   
    • The extra sign-up bonuses during Sale-A-Bration makes this the best time of the year to sign up as a demonstrator.  
    • Sign up as a demonstrator for $99 and get $125 in merchandise that YOU select plus an additional 2 free stamp sets.  Pick stamps that fit your stamping or scrapbooking style.  Your kit also includes business supplies and catalogs.  And your starter kit ships free! 
    • Have an Occasions catalog order over $99?  This is a great way to fill your catalog wish list and get future purchases at demo discount prices.
    • If you've been a demonstrator previously, you can sign up again, and you can drop without penalty. 
    • As a demonstrator, your future purchases earn discounts of 20 to 25%.
    • Online product and workshop training; video demonstrations, demo-only Facebook site to assist in Party Planning & classes, and Stampin' Connection demo-sharing site are just a few of the demonstrator resources availalbe to both hobby and business demos.
    • Live OnStage regional events, to see new products, meet new friends, and see old friends.  Many demos have been stamping together 5, 10 or 15+ years.
    • Stampin' Up! has been in business for over 25 years, and sells in many countries around the world. 
    • Contact me today and we'll discuss your starter kit order based on your crafting interests.  Or you can review paperwork and place your starter kit order on line.


    Quick Links

    • Want to purchase at a discount?  Sign up for $99 and get $125 worth of product in your starter kit and any two free stamp sets that you select! Then enjoy your future purchases at demonstrator discount prices of 20% to 25%.
      • Clearance Rack - Clearance Rack and retiring products  -  many available only while they last


      Enjoy!



      Donna Ross
      Stampin' Up! Independent Demonstrator

      Private Classes for 1 or a small group of friends:  http://cardmaking.meetup.com/71/
      To place an order: Place an on-line order through my Stampin' Up! store - 24/7 Shopping 
      Current Promotions
      Start You Own Business
      Host a workshop
      Download Free Stampin' Up! Catalogs














      Wednesday, February 15, 2017

      Chickie, Chickie

      • Hey, Chickie, Chickie...you're one in a dozen!
      • Free Sale-A-Bration selection for each $50 purchases
      • What do you do for fun?

      Hey, Chick! stamp set from Stampin' Up!


      Yet another Hey, Chick card.  This one uses the Hexagon Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder.  It is extra thick and depending on which side of the embossing folder you use, it can either look like chicken wire or it can look very masculine like nuts and bolts.  I chose some unusual color combinations for this card, but as I work through my Easter projects, I think they'll make sense. I'm using Night of Navy, Sweet Sugarplum and Pink Pirouette.   I love this mop topped hen.  





      This card also uses an image from a second set; the Perfect Mix set.   The "You're one in a dozen!" sentiment is from that set as well.  The embossing folder was brayered with Night of Navy before rolling the Pink Pirouette background through the Big Shot.  I also added a couple of stamped elements to the envelope. The hen was colored with watercolor pencils and then a blender pen was used to blend the colors. 
        
      The sentiment was embossed onto the Night of Navy background.  The original layout from this card was CASED from Understand Blue.

      The Hey Chick set is one of the stamp sets you can only get as a free selection with a $50 order and only during Sale-A-Bration.



      Price: $110.00


      Recipe:

      Stamps: Hey, Chick (Sale-A-Bration set)
      Ink:  Black Stazon, Watercolor pencils, Night of Navy
      Paper: Night of Navy, Sweet Sugarplum, Pink Pirouette, Whisper White
      Accessories:  Hexagon Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder, White Embossing Powder, Heat Tool, Embossing Buddy, Layering Ovals Framelits, Big Shot Die Cutting Machine


      What are you doing for fun?
         
      A demonstrator can be either a hobby demonstrator to make new friends and enjoy demonstrator product discounts of 20-25% on product purchases.   Or you can turn your hobby into a business where you are your own boss, work your own hours, and do something you love!   
      • The extra sign-up bonuses during Sale-A-Bration make this the best time of the year to sign up as a demonstrator.  
      • Sign up as a demonstrator for $99 and get $125 in merchandise that YOU select plus an additional 2 free stamp sets.  Pick stamps that fit your stamping or scrapbooking style.  Your kit also includes business supplies, catalogs.  And your starter kit ships free! 
      • If your next order is over $99, this is a great way to fill your Occasion catalog wish list and get future purchases at demo discount prices.
      • If you've been a demonstrator previously, you can sign up again, and you can drop without penalty. 
      • As a demonstrator, your future purchases earn discounts of 20 to 25%.
      • Online product and workshop training; video demonstrations, demo-only Facebook site to assist in Party Planning & classes, and Stampin' Connection demo-sharing site
      • Live OnStage regional events, to see new products, meet new friends, and see old friends.  Many demos have been stamping together 5, 10 or 15+ years.
      • Stampin' Up! has been in business for over 25 years, and sells in many countries around the world. 
      • Contact me today and we'll discuss your starter kit order based on your crafting interests.  Or you can review paperwork and place your starter kit order on line.


      Quick Links

      • Want to purchase at a discount?  Sign up for $99 and get $125 worth of product in your starter kit and any two free stamp sets that you select! Then enjoy your future purchases at demonstrator discount prices of 20% to 25%.
        • Clearance Rack - Clearance Rack and retiring products  -  many available only while they last


        Enjoy!



        Donna Ross
        Stampin' Up! Independent Demonstrator

        Private Classes for 1 or a small group of friends:  http://cardmaking.meetup.com/71/
        To place an order: Place an on-line order through my Stampin' Up! store - 24/7 Shopping 
        Current Promotions
        Start You Own Business
        Host a workshop
        Download Free Stampin' Up! Catalogs