Thursday, September 24, 2009

Mojo Monday 105

Today's sketch was fun and challenging. I tried some unconventional color combinations, but I think they worked! I realize I have quite the obsession with all things autumn! I just cannot help myself.

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Rotating Hostess Club

Do you love feeling productive?
Do you enjoy fellowship with other women?
Do you long for a break from everyday life?
Do you like learning new crafting techniques?
Do you love putting together something beautiful?
Do you enjoy creating gifts for friends and family?
Do you like crafting keepsakes for your home?
Do you enjoy receiving free products?
Do you love Stampin' Up or want to know more about it?

If you answered yes to any of the above questions, a Rotating Hostess Club may be just the thing for you! Read on to find out more!

What is a Rotating Hostess Club?
A Rotating Hostess Club is a group of women who get together once a month at a set time and day.

What will occur at each meeting?

At each meeting there will be light snacks, refreshments, plenty of conversation and a lot of crafting!
As a demonstrator, I will be providing two free make and take projects. These projects will be completed using Stampin' Up exclusive products and will feature a new technique. Each month, I will be teaching the club a new trend and/or technique in the crafting world.

What will I receive as a member of a Rotating Hostess Club?

As a member of a Rotating Hostess Club, you will:
  • Receive at least two free make and take projects each month.
  • Learn new and exciting techniques to make your cards, scrapbook pages and other crafts stand out exceptionally.
  • Meet new friends!
  • Receive a free Stampin' Up! Idea Book and Catalog. (a $9.95 value!)
  • Be guaranteed to receive at least $15 of free Stampin' Up! merchandise and an exclusive Stampin' Up! hostess stamp set when it is your month to host.
  • Have at least one girls night out each month!
  • Receive sneak peeks of Stampin' Up! products and promotions
What are my responsibilities when it is my month to be a hostess?
When it is your month to be hostess, you are only required to provide light snacks. The meeting may or may not be held in your home. This is up to each individual. If you choose not to hold it in your home, it will be in my home. When it is your month to be hostess, you will receive hostess benefits for that month's meeting.

What does it cost to join a Rotating Hostess Club?
Joining a Rotating Hostess Club is essentially free. However, there is a commitment to purchase a minimum amount of Stampin' Up! products each month. The minimum purchase requirement is dependent on the amount of members in the club. In order to receive hostess benefits, sales must total $150. If there are six members in the club, each member would be required to purchase $25 of merchandise. If there are eight members in the club, each member would then only be required to purchase $18.75 of merchandise. Because of our limited time here in Rhode Island, there is only time for eight meetings before we all move on! If more than eight people are interested, I can hold two separate clubs.

When and where will the first meeting be?
I would like to hold the first meeting in October. Because it is the first meeting, I will be more than happy to hold it in my home. If you are interested in joining some time other than October, please let me know!

What do I need to do if I'd like to join a Rotating Hostess Club?
If you are interested in joining a Rotating Hostess Club or if you'd just like more information, please email me at

Monday, September 21, 2009

Mojo Monday.... a week later!!!

Truly, truly I did make this card last Monday... maybe Tuesday. However, due to a last minute, fabulous trip to Texas for THE football game (Texas/Texas Tech), I just had very little time to attend to my blog! So, here is LAST Monday's card and sketch. I had a lot of fun with it!

New Catalog Swaps

I realize I am WAAAAY behind here. I did a new catty swap with some of my sideline sisters and my upline. I chose the Razzle Dazzle stamp set that coordinates most beautifully with the Razzleberry Lemonade DSP and the new in colors!

Catalog Inspiration

I received a catalog from Pier 1 last week. The colors and textures on this Daisy Chair were so inspiring to me, I just had to use it to make a card! I thought the colors were perfect for fall. And you'll notice the colors of the daisies match the In Colors just splendidly! If you look closely, you'll also see the sweetest gold swirls in the background. Seeing all of this made my head swirl with inspiration!

To create the stunning texture of this card, I used a technique I learned at a regional event. Using a brayer, I inked up one of Stampin' Ups exclusive background texturz background plates. I ran it through my big shot with some soft suede cardstock and voila! I thought the texture matched the gold swirls of the chair perfectly! To order any of these products, clip the "Shop Now" button on your upper left. If you have any questions, please contact me!!!

Cardstock: Soft Suede 8 1/2" by 11" 115318

Ink: Chocolate Chip 100908, Rich Razzleberry115658, Crushed Curry 115659, Dusty Durango 115654
Stamp Sets: Circle Circus 115778, Best Wishes and More 111602

Tools: 1 Inch Circle Punch 109046, Backgrounds 1 Texturz Plates 114512, Brayer and Rubber Attachment 102395, Big Shot Die-Cut Machine 113439, Stampin' Dimensionals 104430

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Fall Bliss

Today's challenge was done a little differently.... digitally! I got the sketch from Pals Paper Art. (PPA7) Here is just one reason why I love My Digital Studio. Instead of wasting cardstock, supplies, etc while you are figuring out your card design (you know you've done it!), you can put it together digitally first! If you don't like what you've come up with, just hit delete! I put this together on MDS this morning and this afternoon, I did it in 3D. I tweaked it a little and added more detail. I love the way it turned out. I love previewing cards with MDS! It was so much fun, when can I do another??!!

Mojo Monday

A Halloween Hi!
I actually did do this card on Monday. I am just now getting around to posting it! For the images, I used a fun hostess set called "The More the Merrier." To get the image, I used my Soft Suede Stampin' Write Marker to just outline the pumpkins. I then used my blender pens to watercolor the inside of the pumpkins as well as the leaves and stems. Texture was added with paper piercing in a few of the pumpkins. Cardstock used is Rich Razzleberry, Dusty Durango, Soft Suede and Very Vanilla. The patterned paper is from the Razzleberry Lemonade Designer Series.

Friday, September 4, 2009

Sweet Rewards Hostess Promotion

Contact me today to host a qualifying party through November 30, 2009!

My Digital Studio will be available for purchase October 1, 2009

Stampin’ Up!’s award-winning artwork, colors, and accessories available in digital format via My Digital Studio

Stampin’ Up!®, long known for its exclusive rubber stamps and accessories for paper crafting, scrapbooking and home d├ęcor, is venturing into the digital age with the release of My Digital Studio™. My Digital Studio is an easy-to-use, software-based design studio featuring thousands of Stampin’ Up!’s award-winning images, colors, and accessories.

Extremely intuitive, My Digital Studio allows crafters of all skill levels to easily navigate the program and design their own digital project or use hundreds of templates to create professionally designed cards, photo albums, scrapbooks, and more. New artwork and templates will be available on a regular basis for download via Stampin’ Up!’s Online Store. In addition, My Digital Studio will offer professional print services where customers can purchase bound photo albums, cards, individual scrapbook pages, and calendars.

“I love the way My Digital Studio combines what Stampin’ Up! is known for—exclusive images, terrific color coordination and inspiring project ideas—and offers it in a digital format,” said Shelli Gardner, Stampin’ Up! cofounder and CEO. “This will make it easier than ever before to scrapbook or create other paper crafting projects while still ensuring that your end result looks great!”

The design studio offers perfect coordination when embellishing digital output products with traditional Stampin’ Up! embellishments, as well. Users can produce exquisite, multi-dimensional projects that marry the ease of digital with the beauty of handcrafted projects, creating what are known as hybrid projects.

Offering its products in a digital format with My Digital Studio is an extension to Stampin’ Up!’s product offerings and not a replacement of the traditional paper crafting products. Stampin’ Up! will continue to deliver innovative products to its customers and demonstrators via the traditional format.


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