"And hope does not disappoint us,
because God has poured out his LOVE into our hearts by the Holy Spirit..." Romans 5:5

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Demo Favorite Retirement Party Project

These little "fastener albums" are so fun and easy to create! I am HOOKED on them (or should I say "fastened" to them, he.) This one was created using the Stampin' Up! Simply Scrappin' Kit, "Cottage Rose." LOVE, LOVE, LOVE Simply Scrappin' Kits!!! I can use them on my scrapbook pages and STILL have a ton of elements left over to use on other projects such as cards and mini albums like the one you see here. With Stampin' Up! coming to a close with its current catalog, there is a good chance many of the current Simply Scrappin' Kits will retire. You will want to stock up on them now. Order yours by emailing me or at the Retirement Party.

Come to my RETIREMENT PARTY on Sunday, July 27th from 2:00 to 4:00pm and you'll see just how easy these little albums are to create. You can even make one yourself! All supplies will be included in the itty bitty fee of just $5. Be sure to RSVP and you will have a supply kit waiting for you. Other kits will be available on a first come basis.

You can also create one of these adorable albums with a ZOO theme at the Lavender Sentiments Scrapbook Store. Call Lana and register for the next class on Tuesday, July 22nd at 6:00pm. Scroll down here on my blog to see the actual album we will create in this class. You will also find Lana's store info there. Give her a call and join the fun of these little albums!

Monday, July 14, 2008

Chalk Lines

Just received this beautiful card from my secret sis and I totally appreciate her talent! Isn't it gorgeous?! She used a technique called "Chalk Lines." Oh you have GOT to see how EASY this technique is! Be sure to join us at my RETIREMENT PARTY, Sunday, July 27th from 2:00-4:00pm so you can make this beautiful card and take it home with you. You will learn all about the "Chalk Lines" technique and will want to do it again and again. Just email or leave a comment to RSVP for the party.

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Retirement Party Project

Quick Card Strips

I've shared before my love of Quick Strips. I mostly use them on my scrapbook pages and got that idea from my fabulous fourth upline, Amy Johnson, in Stampin' Up!. Recently, she introduced a new technique to me as to using the same Scrapbooking Quick Strip on cards instead of pages. If you take a 12" Quick Strip, you can get two 4.1/4 x 5.1/2 cards with a teeny bit left over. Making these up ahead of time, I can have the option of scrapbooking or quick cards making in a moment's notice.
So I decided to create some Quick Strips specifically for cards alone. I could certianly use these on my scrapbook pages as embellishments but I've sized them specifically for cards. I've made up several and will wait to put them on my card until I need it. This way I may need a thank you and the next strip can be used on a birthday card. Get the idea?

In the case of these cute little strips, I have adorned a little "pop-up" card that will be redesigned for my Retirement Party on Sunday, July 27th from 2:00 to 4:00pm. These little pop-up cards are so fun and easy to make. RSVP for the party today and you'll receive all the supplies needed to make your own pop-up card. You can RSVP by emailing me or by leaving me a comment to this post. Check back here soon to see the other Retirement Party projects.

Monday, July 7, 2008

Retirement Party, July 27th

Join me for my Retirement Party, Sunday, July 27th from 2:00 to 4:00pm. We will create FOUR DIFFERENT FABULOUS PROJECTS at the Retirement Party. The first one will be absolutely free so bring a friend and stamp up some fun together! The other three will be only $5 each. (Be sure to check back soon here to see what these projects will be.)

Each year Stampin' Up! retires many of their wonderful stamp sets to create more room in the new Idea Book and Catalog for even more wonderful stamp sets. This is such an exciting time for stampers and scrapbookers. One set to retire will be the set I used on the card you see here... "Eat Cake." You can order this stamp set at my Retirement Party OR you can request my personal set at a discounted price. (Due to Stampin' Up! policy, I can only release my current catalog sets AFTER the new catalog is released on August 11th. More info soon on how to request purchase for my current catalog sets.)

For the card shown here, I used the "Polished Stone" technique which works best on glossy white card stock. To create the polished stone technique, simply drop a few drops of reinker onto glossy card stock. (I used Lovely Lilac, Orchid Opulence, and Sage Shadow.) Generously soak a cotton ball with rubbing alcohol and begin to blot the reinker areas all over the card stock. Your design will be different every single time so don't get caught up in uniformity.

RSVP for the Retirement Party today! Pay now for the three extra make & takes (only $5 each) and you will recieve a free HodgePodge Hardware goodie bag. Just make your check out to Kelly Gettelfinger and mail it to me assap (as stampingly soon as possible.) Contact me via email for my mailing address.

Not familiar with HodgePodge? Take a peek online at the Spring Summer Idea Book and Catalog at www.stampinup.com . You can also view the list of Retiring Stamps and get the ones you love before they're gone forever.