Saturday, August 31, 2013

Paper Pumpkin

Here is our bonus project from this month's Paper Pumpkin.

Today is the last day to get in on the fantastic deal of only $10 a month for two months!

Here are the other cards from the kit.

Through August 31, 2013 (that’s this Saturday!), new Paper Pumpkin subscribers can use the promo code PUMPKINDEAL to join Paper Pumpkin for only $10 a month for the first two months!  Sign up at  Make sure to scroll down after entering payment info to add me, Amber Wilson, as your demo.
See past blog entries for some of the fun items we've made with our kits.
These fun kits arrive at your door monthly.  There is no obligation.  Cancel at anytime.  

Thursday, August 29, 2013

15% Off Butterfly Bundle

Take advantage of this surprise special from Stampin' Up!  
15% Butterfly Bundle when you order the Papillion Potpourri stamp set and the Bitty Butterfly punch together!  Sale runs thru September 30, 2013
Order today using my hostess code to enter to win free hostess benefits!

Saturday, August 24, 2013

Lovely Ladybug Day

Today I held my second Lovely Ladybug Day.  
It's a time for me to pamper the ladies in my downline that are 
meeting certain goals in their Stampin' Up Business.

The Table Setting:

Sunflowers from my garden

Ladybug stamp carved with Undefined Kit.

Gift bag made with Tag a Bag Bundle.
Inside was the Gingham Garden Washi Tape.

Napkin Ring holder made with the new Gift Bow Die.
Lemon stamp carved with the Undefined Kit.

The Menu:
Fresh Squeezed Lemonade
Strawberry Orange Salad with Candied Pecans and Poppy Seed Dressing
Lemon Ginger Chicken Salad Croissant Sandwiches
Deviled Eggs

Brown Sugar Lemon Squares (Made from scratch by my wonderful hubby!)
Berries and Cream

 The Lovely Ladybugs:
Michelle, Nichole, Carmelita, and Ruth

The Make & Takes:
Idea from Pam Morgan at Convention

Idea from Patty Bennett

Idea from Pam Morgan at Convention.
See the fabulous coordinating envelope?  It was super quick and simple to make 
using Stampin' Up's new Envelope Punch Board!!!
My Favorite new Product!

Monday, August 19, 2013

Mystery Hostess Online Workshop

How do you be a part of the Mystery Hostess Online Workshop?
Simply use the Hostess Code below and place a minimum order 
of $50 (before tax and shipping) in my online store by August 29th.
Important: To be part of the Online Mystery Hostess Workshop, once you add your first item to your shopping bag, scroll down and the hostess code must be entered just below the Special Offers section and it should say Amber Wilson as the Hostess. My name is there because we don't know who the winner is yet!
Once all the orders are in on the 29th, I will draw one name and that
lucky stamper will receive all the hostess benefits!
Place a $100 and be entered into the drawing twice!!
(There must be a minimum of 3 participants by the 29th)

Here is your hostess code: W36F2HT3

Make sure before finalizing your order that it still shows me as your demonstrator.
Call or email me if you'd like me to enter your order.

Can't wait to see you wins the stamping loot!

Thursday, August 15, 2013

SOOOO excited by Undefined!!!!!!!!!!

Today I carved my very first stamp with Stampin' Up's new Undefined kit and
I'm totally hooked!!!!
A big thank you to Karen Turley-Corbett who came over and walked me through it.

Here's the backside.  Pretty rough looking, but stamps beautifully.

It truly carves like butter.  Such a fun and rewarding process!  
I'd love to teach you how to make your very own, one-of-a-kind stamp!
Contact me for details!

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

And the winner is.......

I used to do the drawing and Kay's the winner!
Remember, you all can be winners when you go to
to order your own, awesome ribbon holder!  :)

Monday, August 12, 2013

Holiday Catalog Card Exchange

Here are the rest of the cards from our monthly downline card exchange.  The talented stampers in my group always have great projects to share!

Expressions Thinlits Dies by Stephanie Bennett

Joyful Christmas by Cassie Rogers

Wishing You by Nichole Gonzales

Halloween Hello by Karen Turley-Corbett

Hello, Lovely and Winter Frost Specialty DSP by Carmelita Wasson

Sunday, August 11, 2013

Holiday Catalog - Truly Grateful and Magnificent Maple

We had our monthly downline meeting last week.  Our card exchange theme was Holiday Mini.  I did two sets this time.  I have a new recruit and I always make a set of cards for those that join my team.
Truly Grateful Stamp Set - Design Cased from Jackie Bolhuis
The wheat image was simply colored with markers.

Magnificent Maple - Design Cased from Michele Reynolds 
The leaf image was made using the technique called "thumping".
I inked the stamp with a Close to Cocoa ink pad then 
"thumped" the markers Cherry Cobbler and Always Artichoke.
Check back tomorrow for the rest of our card exchange.

Friday, August 9, 2013

Ribbon Blog Hop - WIN a Ribbon Roll Control!!!

This month our blog hop features ribbon and the fabulous Ribbon Roll Control!
This card is made from the fun new set Spread The Joy.  I love these stamps!  
My favorite is this little piece of bread.  It begged to be embossed to look like grape jelly! 
The ribbon I used was originally Very Vanilla.  
I ran it over an ink pad with a sponge to make it match my card.

I love ribbon and I buy a whole lot more of it now that I have the perfect organization for it.
This isn't my stash!  It's a photo from Ribbon Roll Control.
My friend and fellow demonstrator, Trish, along with her husband, designed the 
best system to organize ribbon ever known to man!  These can be mounted to the wall or left free standing.  They are also stackable.  View Trish's video to see them in action.

Want a free Ribbon Roll Control????
Trish has generously donated one for me to give away.  Leave a comment on my blog by Sunday.  I will draw a name Monday and let you know the winner!  

Keep on hopping!
Nichole Gonzales Jaramillo

Amber Wilson

Friday, August 2, 2013

New Thinlits!

 Our amazing new Thinlits™ Card Dies cut and score to create a card that flips in just one step. These new card dies come with extra die pieces that have versatile designs, so you can use them on other projects, not just for flip cards. 
Additional Information: 
• The Circle Card Thinlits Die comes with 10 total pieces; the Label Card Thinlits Die comes with nine total pieces. 

Label Card Thinlits Die 
Circle card Thinlits Die 
Order here.

Birthday Card Buffet

Just how many stamps does it take for 15 card designs?
A whole basket full!

I had 15 cards to choose from for my card buffet.  I love preparing for this class!
I challenge myself to only use products I have on hand.  Remember I talked in a previous post about hoarding accessories?  That's not all I hoard!  I have dozens of packets of precut cards just waiting to be stamped.  The cards for the buffet used a mix of current and retired products.  All but one card uses current stamp sets.  

This was my favorite of the 15 designs.  It's so super easy!  
I stamped with Elegant Eggplant and went over the stamped image with
an Aquapainter.  Quickest watercolor ever!

I challenge you this week to use what you have on hand to 
create a birthday card for someone you love!