Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Designer Fabric by Stampin' Up!

Hi there My Stamping Friends,
Check out the new video posted by Stampin' Up! Sara is showing you the new designer fabrics!

A Happy Little Accident

Hi there My Stamping Friends, Its been a while since I've posted but all my girls are back in school and it seems that the routine of school busses, snacks, homework, girlscouts, band, preschool co-oping, school volunteering, PTA meetings and Back to School Nights are all under control. Whew! Now, I can get in some more stamping time! Which is perfect because I'm going to the Stampin' Up! Baltimore Regional this weekend and I've got to get working on some swaps. My stamp studio is clean(er) and my darlin' hubby is out of town so I'll have lots of time to stay up late and get some stamping done.

Before I can show you what I've been working on for swaps, I wanted to show you a technique that isn't new, but since I've never tried it before, its new-to-me. Last weekend I was at a downline meeting hosted by my friend Robin Merriman. The cards were fantastic and there was one that I KNEW I was going to CASE as soon as I got home. I'm not sure who made the original card but if it was you, let me know and I'll give you credit here. The card used the 'dryer sheet technique'. I'll attach a photo of the card that we made at Robin's house and then I'll show you what I made at home.

Here is the beautiful card we made at Robin's house:

And here is what I made at home:

My plan was to CASE (copy the card) but change out the sentiment since I didn't have the same stamp set. Sooooooo...there I was, happily stamping with one of my clubs when my card got a little oopsie (without being reinked, the stamp touched the card stock again along the bottom of the card). Rather than flip it over and start again (which is a perfectly fine thing to do) I decided to add some more trees and make a forest. I actually like the way it turned out. As Bob Ross would say, it was a 'happy little accident'.

To create the card I first stamped the image from the Lovely as a Tree and Four the Holidays stamp sets in Night of Navy ink on Whisper White cardstock. Then I used some adhesive spray on the whisper white and placed a used dryer sheet on top of the adhesive. I trimmed my dryer sheet to the size of the whisper white layer. My dryer sheet was still pretty thick (depending on what brand you use) so I sprayed a little bit more adhesive and covered it in dazzling diamonds glittler. I put brads in the corners and used dimensionals to stick it to the night of navy card base. My Stamping Friends that were in attendace that night LOVED the card and the technique. I hope you do too. Feel free to leave a comment for me and let me know.

If you want to purchase any of the products that I just mentioned you can order directly from my website at http://www.roseelleneastman.stampinup.net/ or you can send me a note and I can answer any questions you might have.

Have a great stamping day!

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Tote-ally Awesome Opportunity

Hi there My Stamping Friends,

I hope you are all doing well!! Things here are starting to get into a routine again since several of my wee ones have started school. The last one starts school next week and then it will be pretty quiet around my house. Not sure how I'll feel about that but I know that they love being back at school and seeing all thier school friends again.

The back to school talk got me thinking about how much I love my job with Stampin' Up! When things get a little too quiet around here I get to kick it up a notch and add a few extra events to my calendar. Thats just one of the perks of having my own business. I get to decide when I want to add more classes and workshops into my day, and right now thats just what I'm doing. I've already added two workshops for September (along with my regularly scheduled monthly events) and tomorrow I'll be adding a few more class dates on as well. I know you've been looking for the rest of the monthly Christmas Card events between now and the beginning of December! I'll also be adding Open Night back on, where you can come and bring your own projects and we can sit around the table and catch up. If you want to join us but aren't working on a project already, you'll be interested to see my card kits (more info on that when I finalize the dates.

Anyway, to get back to the reason I'm posting....If you've ever thought about starting your own business, or joining Stampin' Up! for the discount, I'd LOVE to have you join my team. From September 1st through October 18th, you'll receive a FREE craft tote - a $39.95 value - when you join Stampin' Up! This stylish and practical tote, patterned after our Greenhouse Gala Designer Series Paper and large enough to carry 12"x12" card stock and a paper cutter as well as punches, ink pads, and accessories. And with two starter kits to choose from (standard and digital) at a brand new LOWER kit price, there has never been a better time to join the Stampin' Up! family.

Check this out:

Have a great stamping day!