Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Ladybug ink. Gift Exchange

We had a small group this year for my annual downline Christmas party, 
but the gifts were all fabulous!!
Since I drew number one, I got to go first and last.  
I can't tell you how hard it was to decide what gift to keep!!  I wanted them all!
From the left: Me, Karen, Michelle, Ruth, Carmelita

This is my project.  It was a framed key holder.  I used the new Burlap and Blooms wreath kit from the upcoming Occasions catalog, available January 3rd!
The kit comes with everything you need to create a stunning wreath, including burlap ribbon, a  wreath form, and die-cut flowers, 

 I decorated my package with some ribbon and flowers from the kit.

This is Karen's.  She decorated electric candles with paper from the Thankful Tablescape kit 
and die-cut snowflakes.  So shimmery and beautiful!  
This was the gift I kept!

This is Michelle's fun package.
And this is Michelle's gift.  
It's a fabulous lapboard she Mod Pogged with Soho Subway DSP.
This is the beautiful box Ruth's gift came in....
...and the adorable penguin ornaments that were inside.  
Ruth made these using our Simply Pressed Clay.
Ruth is so sweet to also bring my daughters a gift for the exchange.
These are the cute boxes she wrapped them in.
And these are the sweet little snowman ornaments that were inside!

This is Carmelita's gorgeous wreath!
She accented it using the Festive Flurry ornament kit and the Christmas Banner Accessory Kit.

I also had to show you this beautiful card Karen made.  Every bit of it shimmers!

Monday, December 9, 2013

Christmas Stamp-a-stack

 I promised you more pictures of my Christmas Stamp-a-stack.
This little tree was so easy to make using the Petite Pennants Punch (122361).

This card was cased from Mary Fish.  It uses the Note Cards & Envelopes (131527), Mosaic Punch (131267) and Very Merry Tags stamp set (130393).

I cased this card from my downline Cassie.  It was a favorite at our Shoebox swap.  
Most of us cased this card for our classes!
It uses O Holy Night stamps (131832), Season of Style DSP Stack (132181
and Baked Brown Sugar Ruffle Stretch ribbon (130022).

This card uses the fabulous Winter Frost DSP (132341) and Stylish Stripes embossing folder (132174).  You can't tell from the picture that the DSP is foil-accented.  So pretty!

I cased this from Diana Gibbs.  The photo doesn't do it justice.  It's so pretty and simple and uses the single stamp Christmas Star (134813).

The bonus project turned out so pretty!  It uses the canvas banner and stencil from the Build a Banner kit (133507).  I attached one of the fabulous snow flake ornaments from the Festive Flurry Ornament kit (135813), only available while supplies last!

Many of these items are from the Holiday Catalog and are only available until January 2nd!!
Get them while you can!

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Christmas Card Stamp-a-Stack and Bonus Home Decor Project

My Christmas Stamp-a-stack is this coming Saturday and I over-ordered for it!  
To entice you to attend, I've added a bonus Christmas Decor project that you get to make.  
Below are the cards we are making.  You'll have to wait to see the bonus project!  
I'll detail these projects next week, but for now, sign-up for Saturday's class!
When: Saturday, December 7th, 9AM-Noon 
Where: My house, email me directions
Cost: $20
Come create 15 handmade Christmas cards for friends and loved ones.  You will make 3 each of 5 designs.
All the designing and cutting will be done for you.
Please bring your own adhesive.  All other materials needed will be provided, including envelopes.  
To avoid paying the extra Eventbrite fees, you can mail your $20 payment to me, or let me know you are coming and pay at the door.
Hope you can make it!

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Downline Card Exchange

Each month my downline and I get together to stamp, share project ideas and inspiration,
and to exchange cards.  These are the cards from this month's exchange.  
Our theme was Designer Series Paper.

This is my card.

Here is a close up.  I love all the sparkle!
I even added Dazzling Diamond Glitter to the DSP.








Monday, October 28, 2013

Shoebox Swap




Ruth's outside

Ruth's inside

Michelle card 1

Michelle card 2

Carmelita's outside

Carmelita's inside

Friday, September 13, 2013

Holiday Catalog Blog Hop

Welcome to our monthly Ladybug ink. Blog Hop.

My last post was a sneak peek of our card from my Technique Club.
This month we learned the Faux Tile technique.  
The Simply Scored Diagonal Plate made this technique a piece of cake!
We also used the new Envelope Punch Board.
Truly, creating envelopes has never been so easy or so much fun!!

I am loving the newThinlit Cards Dies, especially since we have the new, wildly popular
Magnetic Platform.  You can order them today!
If you own a Big Shot, you have to have this incredible tool!  
If you don't own a Big Shot, you have to order one just so you can use the Magnetic Platform.  
It's that awesome!

We'll learn a new technique at next month's club.  
Club is the second Tuesday of each month.
Don't miss it!

Continue our hop to the next Ladybug:
Nichole Gonzales Jaramillo http://nicholesu.blogspot.com/

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Clearance Rack Updated!

The Stampin' Up! Clearance Rack
was updated today!!

Get it while supplies last!
Screaming deals!! 

Monday, September 9, 2013

Club Sneak Peek: Faux Tile

We're starting this year's club learning Faux Tile.
It's super simple using our Diagonal Simply Scored.
I'll post the full project tomorrow!
Wanna come??

Technique Club Starting

Club starts Tuesday at 6:30 at my house.  Contact me to RSVP and for directions.
Learn 12 techniques over the 10 month club period.  
Tuesday we will learn Faux Tile using the Simply Scored tool.  We will also use the new 
Envelope Punch Board and Thinlits Cards dies!
Don't miss it!
Come as a guest of join club for more benefits!

Friday, September 6, 2013

So Excited.....

to finally see my desk again!!!
The desk in my Stamp Studio hadn't been organized since I moved locations.
Today I finally finished it and I love it!

My new studio is bigger and better than ever.
I love how the faux brick adds texture and interest.
The shelves above my desk hold ink pads, new accessories, Snail, and my Undefined Kit.
My favorite part of my desk is the tower of dessert trays on the right.  I have lots of little containers on it to organized odds and ends.  I love how the glossy colors make a striking focal point.  I'll take a close up photo of it for my next Stamp Studio posting.

Thursday, September 5, 2013