Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Stampin' Up! Catalog CASE - Small Scallop Oval Punch Technique & Awash with Flowers

Good Morning My Stamping Friends, Today I'm going to show you a card that I CASEd (Copy And Share Everything) almost exactly from the current Stampin' Up! Idea Book and catalog (page 174). I changed the sentiment up a bit and I wanted to show you how I got a small scallop oval.

Here is my card (the supply list is at the end of the post).

The card in the catalog used the scallop oval punch but since I changed my sentiment I felt that the scallop oval punch was too large. So, I stamped my sentiment on whisper white and punched it out with our small oval punch. I then took a piece of melon mambo and punched out a scallop oval. The proportions just weren't right and to fix it I needed a smaller scallop oval. Lately I've seen a lot of punching shapes from other punched shapes so I decided to give that a try. I punched the scallop and then put it back into the punch so I could only see 7 scallops, and I punched again. Those directions are probably as clear as mud so here is a photo of what I'm describing.

What do you think? I hope you like the card. Leave a comment and let me know. Now I want to see you CASE a card from one of our current Stampin' Up! catalogs. Let me know where you post a photo of it and I'll visit and leave a comment.

Hopefully I'll see you at my Open House this Friday. Visit my webpage calendar at http://www.roseelleneastman.stampinup.net/ where you can RSVP for the event.

Have a great day,

P.S. Don't forget that we only have about 5 days left on our $99 starter kit promotion. This set is customizable so you get to choose which stampsets and whick ink you want. You'll also get a FREE Christmas Keepsake box kit (which is larger than it looks in the photo - its will hold plenty of holiday cards or whatever treasures you choose to keep in there). Visit my webpage at http://www.roseelleneastman.stampinup.net/ to look into starting your own business (or getting a discount on your own hobby supplies) and feel free to use my password newrecruit to get answers to any additional quesitons or to sign up for the kit. Contact me with ANY questions.

Supply List:
Pumpkin Pie Card Stock        p177     #105117     $6.95
Melon Mambo Card Stock     p177     #115320     $6.95
Whipsper White Card Stock     p180     #100790     $8.50
Eyelet Border punch              p211     #119853     $15.95
Crimper                                  p207     #101618     $19.95
1/4 Grosgrain ribbon - Pumpkin Pie     p195     #109030     $4.95
Small Oval Punch                  p212     #120908     $10.95
Scallop Oval Punch               p210     #119856     $16.95
Melon Mambo Ink                 p177     #115656     $5.95
Pumpkin Pie Ink                    p177     #105216     $5.95
Pretty in Pink Ink                   p178     #101301     $5.95
Lucky Limeade Ink                p176     #122935     $5.95
Teeny Tiny Wishes               p157     #115370     $36.95
Awash with Flowers stamp set     p110     c#120549  $27.95   w#117062  $39.95

Monday, July 25, 2011

Stampin' Up! Flower Fest card and Inspiration Photo

Good Morning My Stamping Friends,   Today I’m sharing a card I made a few weeks ago right before I left for the Stampin’ Up! Convention 2011. I was working on a project and was having a stampers version of ‘writers block’. So I took a break and had brunch at a friend’s house. While I was there she showed me her new front porch furniture and cushions. They were so bright and cheery that they snapped me out of my ‘stampers block’ and as soon as I went home I was inspired to make this card.

I used the Flower Fest and Teeny Tiny Wishes stamp sets and the new Lucky Limeade ruffled ribbon. There is a supply list at the end of the post to make it easier for you.

Here are my inspiration photos of the colorful and cheery cushions on my friend’s porch.

What do you think? Can you see the resemblance? Leave a comment and let me know.

I’m off to clean up from my 2 stamp clubs yesterday and to get some work done in my craft room. I’m hoping to get some cards done so I can schedule some posts for my blog for next week when I’m on vacation. Read ‘vacation’ as: visiting my folks in NY on the way to take our daughter to Boston for her annual check up with her radiation oncologist. I can’t believe it’s been almost 2 years since we finished that part of her treatment. We are a very lucky and blessed family!

Hope you have a great day.


P.S. If you’re local, or in town for a visit, I’d love to have you come to my Open House this Friday night. Visit my web calendar at www.roseelleneastman.stampinup.net for all the details and to RSVP.


Daffodil Delight cardstock p177 119683 $6.95

Whisper White cardstock p180 #100730 $8.50 (40 sheets)

In-Color Ruffled Ribbon-lucky limeade p194 #122977 $9.95

Word Window Punch p209 #119857 $15.95

Modern Label Punch p209 #119849 $16.95

Flower Fest Stamp set p124 clear #122280 $19.95 & w#122278 $27.95

Teeny Tiny Wishes stamp set p157 #115370 $36.95

Daffodil Delight ink p177 #119667 $5.95

Real Red ink p177 #103133 $5.95

Pumpkin Pie ink p177 #105216 $5.95

Lucky Limeade ink p176 #122935 $5.95

Melon Mambo ink p177 #115656 $5.95

Pacific Point ink p177 #111837 $5.95

Pacific Point marker p177 #120968 $3.50

Pumpkin Pie marker p177 #105115 $3.50

Snail adhesive p206 #104332 $6.95

Stampin’ Dimensionals p206 #104430 $3.95

Stampin’ Scrub p207 #102642 $16.95

Stampin’ Mist p207 #102394 $4.50

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Stampin' Up! Convention 2011 - WOW Presentation at Hispanic Event

Hi there My Stamping Friends,

I spent the day INSIDE putting labels on more Stampin' Up! catalogs that arrived yesterday, prepping for two stamp clubs that I'm holding on Sunday and sending out more notifications of my new catalog Open House next Friday. The reason I was INSIDE is because it has been hotter than hades in my neck of the woods over the past few days. I didn't leave the house until about 6:30 pm today and the temperature had finally dropped to the mid 90s. Yesterday my car thermometer read 106F. WOW!! It was so hot that after swim team practice my daughter actually wanted to come home to cool down.

Anyway, I'm here today to give some more details about my WOW presentation at the Hispanic Event at the Stampin' Up! Convention 2011. I decided to present the floating reinker technique on a twist card and since I was gearing my presentation towards a Hispanic market I wanted to make sure that I used the colors and stamps that they would appreciate and enjoy. So, here are two samples of my twist card. One shows the floating reinker technique and one is colored with markers.

For this technique I embossed the princess image from the Princesita stamp set on shimmery paper. I then spritzed water all over the image and since the image was so small, I rubbed my finger over the water to make sure it puddled in all the embossed crevices. I then took my aqua painter and picked up drops of reinker in pool party and dipped the aqua painter into the puddled water on the princesita's layerd petticoat. I cleaned the aqua painter and picked up wisteria wonder for the dress, cleaned the aqua painter again and picked up calypso coral and colored the princesita's hair and so on. I embellished the wand and crown by using the 2 way glue pen and fine galaxy gold glitter

I used my Big Shot and the Scallop Circle die, the Clear Circle die and the Scallop Circle #2 die along with my 2-1/2 inch cirlce punch to cut out the card pieces. I attached them together with brads, added circles of shimmer white on the back to cover the brads and to use as a place to write a note to the recipient (sorry, I didn't take a photo of that and the cards are with Stampin' Up! now). The card does fit into a medium size envelope with a slight bend in the flap. There is a supply list at the end of this post if you'd like to know exactly what I used.

Also in the photo are the chocolate nugget candies that I covered by stamping with the Envueltos en deseos stamp set on Avery labels. For one set I stamped with the birthday cake stamp. For the other set I stamped on the avery label with the stamp that looks like a bandaid. Then I stamped the princesita and the frog on a piece of whisper white card stock and colored them both in with markers. I used the small oval punch to punch out the portion of the images that I wanted to showcase and attach them to the label. I wrapped the label around the chocolate nugget and voila.

The next few cards are more samples I showed using the same technique on a larger image.

Flower Fest and Deseos Pequenitos stamp sets with floating reinker technique

Flower Fest and Deseos Pequenitos stamp sests with floating reinker technique

Delicate Doilies and Deseos Pequenitos stamp sets and floating reinker technique

For your reference, below is a list of supplies I used :

Powder Pals         IB&C p201    #102197    $19.95
Embossing Buddy             IB&C p201    #103083    $5.95
Versamark Ink Pad           IB&C p203    #102283    $7.50
Stampin' Emboss Powder    IB&C p201      #109133    $4.75
Princesita stamp set  IB&C p85    clear #124697   $14.95 ;  wood#124695   $18.95
Shimmery White paper        IB&C p181      #101910   $7.95
Aqua Painters                      IB&C p203      #103954   $16.95
Reinker - Calypso Coral     IB&C p177      #122934    $2.95
Reinker - Wisteia Wonder  IB&C p177       #122931    $2.95
Reinker - Pool Party           IB&C p177       #122933    $2.95
2 way glue pen                    IB&C p206      #100425     $3.50
Stampin' Glitter - Fine Galaxy  IB&C p201 #114286 $13.95
Big Shot Die Cutting Machine   IB&C p215 #113439 $99.95
Circles 2 die                       IB&C p220        #114526    $15.95
Clear Circle die                  IB&C p223       #114533 $19.95
Scallop Circles Die            IB&C p222       #113468  $19.95
Scallop circle #2 die          IB&C p222        #113468 $19.95
In Color Designer Printed Brads    IB&C p199    #122940 $7.95
2-1/2 inch Circle Punch                 IB&C p212       #120906 $16.95
Medium whisper white envelopes IB&C p182       #107301 $6.50
Envueltos en deseos stamp set      IB&C p59    clear #124682 $19.95 ; w#124980 $27.95
whipser white card stock               IB&C p180         #100790 $8.50
small oval punch                           IB&C p212         #120908 $10.95
Flower Fest Stamp set                   IB&C p124   clear #122280 $19.95 ;  w#122278 $27.95
Delicate Doilies                            IB&C p127   clear #122592 $16.95  ; w#122590 $21.95
Deseos Pequenitos                         IB&C p157   wood #116841 $36.95
Stampin' Write Markers                IB&C p202 (your choice)
In-Color Ruffled Ribbon-calypso coral        IB&C p194 #122976 $9.95
In-Color Ruffled Ribbon-lucky limeade       IB&C p194 #122977 $9.95
In-Color Ruffled Ribbon-wisteria wonder   IB&C p194 #122973 $9.95
1-1/4 inch circle punch                                 IB&C p212 #119861 $15.95
1-3/8 inch circle punch                                 IB&C p212 #119860 $15.95

You can purchase any of these supplies through my website at http://www.stampinup.com/ECWeb/default.aspx . Feel free to contact me if you need help or have any questions.

Have a wonderful day,

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Stampin' Up! Convention - Day 3 (Friday)

Hi there My Stamping Friends, I hope you've been enjoying all the details about the Stampin' Up! Convention and my Salt Lake City adventures that you've been reading. I had so much fun while I was there and I'd love for you to join me on my next trip to Convention (July 2013 in Salt Lake City, Utah) or Leadership Conference (in January 2013 in San Antonio, Texas). I'd love to answer your questions about being a Stampin' Up! demonstrator and how this can improve your life. We currently have a $99 starter kit promotion so consider your options. While you're doing that visit my website at http://www.roseelleneastman.stampinup.net/ & click on join my team (or start my own business) to get more information. You can use my password newrecruit to get even more information and you can even sign up on line if you have all your questions answered. Meanwhile, back to the details of Convention 2011.

Friday morning started off with break out classes. I learned a few more neat details of my Demonstrator Business Website and then went on to a demonstration on some of our products and new ways to use them and new projects to create. Project coordination using our suites of products make creating so easy. Here are a few things we saw on stage.

I ate lunch quickly and got to spend time in the demonstrator resource center checking out the samples from other demonstrators and samples and ideas from the Stampin' Up! creative team. Just amazing. Here are a few things I saw.

The afternoon session was choc full of great stuff. It started with a march across the stage for annual sales milestones and then we moved on to some more product and project demonstrations. Then another march for growing your Stampin' Up! team and more product demonstrations. Lets see if you can catch any new products in these photos.

Sharon marching across the stage.

 We ended the afternoon and had a quick break before I had to get to the Hispanic Night Event. I was presenting a WOW project on stage and I was soooooo excited and a little nervous as this was the first time I was presenting with Stampin' Up! Here are a few photos of the evening and my projects. If you missed the event and want to know how I made the cards just ask. And feel free to leave me a comment and let me know how much fun you had at the event.

My friend Liliana presenting her WOW. It was a great versamark technique.

A group of demonstrators that attended the evening's festivities.

Lili and I after our presentations

Twist Card with floating reinker to color the Princesita
and coordinating candy wrappers
for my WOW presentation for the Hispanic Event

Flower Fest for my WOW presentation

Delicate Doilies for my WOW presentation

Flower Fest for my WOW presentation

All of that made for a full day. Tomorrow I'll be back to tell you about our final day at convention. Have a great day!


Stampin' Up! Convention - Day 2 (Thursday)

Howdy My Stamping Friends, The Stampin' Up! convention is amazing this year. The +one theme is really proving to be true. Stampin' Up! has done so many fantastic +one things for us this year. Today started off with a main stage general session and included a walk across the stage for all the VIPs ~ me included. Here is a photo of what it looks like from the stage.

After that they had all the first time convention goers walk across the stage. What a rush for all the new-comers. I can't wait to take some of my downline next year for the first time. If you'd like to join me any my team at the convention let me know and I can help you get there (we are having a $99 starter kit promotion right now).

Next up was Pam Morgan and she introduced some FANTASTICALLY AMAZING new products that are going to be in our upcoming Holiday Mini. I can't show you the products just yet, but I can show you some projects. Check this out.  Of COURSE we have new items for the Big Shot. We'll have a stocking die....

Big Shot Stocking Die
 ...and a die to cut out 5 different size pop-up windows, which will come in handy for projects like this advent calendar (and many more) ....
another Big Shot Die

...and what do you think about our new cookie press? Here are just two of the patterns in this set. I CAN NOT wait to get these and make cookies with my kiddos. Stampin' Up! also includes a recipe that they've tested and adjusted to work well with the cookie press.

We spent the afternoon in break out classes and even got a free Simply Sent card kit to match one of the stamp sets that we got in our convention bag when we checked in.

Dinner was at the Olive Garden getting to know our Stampin' Up! Hispanic Market Manager Sandra Manwill and some fantastic hispanic market demonstrators. I really had a great time meeting and chatting with them, and gaining more of an understanding of the market from thier point of view.

Wonderful dinne with leaders of the Stampin' Up! Hispanic Market

After dinner I made it to the Awards Night and AfterParty. Lots of fun dancing, catching up with old friends and making new ones.

Rose-Ellen, Julie, Diane, Della, Michelle, Stephanie and April

Rose-Ellen and Stella

Rose-Ellen and Robin

Mandy and Rose-Ellen

All in all it was an amazing day. I'm really looking forward to sharing my Friday activities with you because that was the evening that I presented for the first time at a Stampin' Up! event. I created and presented a WOW project for the Hispanic Night Event. It was sooooo much fun.

Catch ya tomorrow,

Friday, July 15, 2011

Stampin' Up! Convention 2011-Day 1

The Stampin' Up! Convention 2011 has begun! We had a wonderful opening session with a great new theme song and amazing dancers. Shelli spoke and then we had lunch and went to some break out classes. We ended the day with the annual awards night and an afterparty. What a day!
I didn't take many photos with my phone but I will share my camera photos when I can get a free minute and some internet access.
Feel free to follow me on twitter at REEastman or like my Facebook fan page called Stampin' Up! With Rose-Ellen .
Hope you are having a great day.

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Stampin' Up! VIP tour of the Riverton facilities.

Hi my Stampin Friends, What a wonderful treat the VIP tour was. Stampin' Up! has been treating us very very well. Say hi to Martin and Carlos! It all starts with them.

Monday, July 11, 2011

Stampin' Up!'s My Digital Studio: FREE STUFF and New Products

Hi there My Stamping Friends, The Stampin' Up! 2011-2012 Idea Book and Catalog has made its debut, and with it came 26 NEW My Digital Studio downloads! The new downloads coordinate with your favorite traditional stamps, embellishments, and Designer Series Paper from the catalog. You can purchase all of this content as individual downloads or as four large DVD collections, priced at over a 10 percent discount from the individual download prices.

See the MDS DVD Catalog by clicking here. Let me know if you'd like me to email you the 4 page PDF.

Free Designer Template:
As a "hurray" to the new catalog and beginning of a Stampin' Up! year, we're offering you a FREE greeting card designer template! Download this adorable Fruit & Flowers 5-1/2" x 4-1/4" template for a quick glance at some mixing and matching of the new catalog content and the new 2011-2013 In Colors!
You can order it for FREE here .  If you already have an online ordering account the FREE DOWNLOAD will be available immediately. If you set up an account now, it might take 24 hours the FREE DOWNLOAD might take up to 24 hours to appear. The item code for the FREE download is #127547. Please contact me if you have any questions.

FREE Color Palette Update with 2011-2013 In Colors:
You can update your My Digital Studio color palette by downloading the latest 1.0.7 update to the software by going to "Check for Updates" in the Help menu of your My Digital Studio software or by installing from the Updates section of MyDigitalStudio.net. Once installed, the color palette in your software will be updated with this year's In Colors: Calypso Coral, Island Indigo, Lucky Limeade, Pool Party, and Wisteria Wonder. And be sure to check out the July 5 downloads for additional In Color downloads for purchase!

Have a great day. I'll be spending the day doing last minute things and packing because I leave for the Stampin' Up! annual convention in Salt Lake City tomorrow.


Saturday, July 2, 2011


I'm so excited to finally be able to order from the brand new Stampin' Up! 2011-2012 Catalog and Idea Book and Catalog. I got a prevew of the catalog and I've been drooling a little bit as I made my wish list (but more on that later).

So, If you're dying to see the new Catalog and Idea Book like I was, wait no more. Click on the link below, or click on the catalog link on the right side bar. If you'd like your very own copy, just let me know.

OK, so NOW onto the other BIG NEWS. Stampin' Up! is running a STARTER KIT promotion for only $99. Click on the image below for more details.

During July, you can join the Stampin' Up! family as a demonstrator for only $99! This limited time Starter Kit—valued at $185—comes with the following high-quality products:

•Easy Events Clear-Mount Set*
•Pennant Parade Wood-Mount Set*
•Basic Black Classic Stampin' Pad
•Old Olive Classic Stampin' Pad
•Pumpkin Pie Classic Stampin' Pad
•Real Red Classic Stampin' Pad
•Brights 8-1/2" x 11" Assorted Card Stock
•Just Add Cake Designer Series Paper*
•Chocolate Chip 1/2" Scallop Dots Ribbon*
•Note Cards (20)
•Clear-Mount Block C
•Blender Pen (1)
•SNAIL Adhesive
•Business supplies
*Brand new to the 2011-2012 Idea Book & Catalog!

As with all our starter kits, you can choose to keep the suggested stamp sets, card stock and ink colors and more or you can choose to switch them out for stamp sets, card stock and ink colors that you would prefer to receive.

Plus, join in July and get a FREE Christmas Keepsake project kit—a $40 value! Imagine an afternoon spent chatting with friends while creating something beautiful—isn't that what Stampin' Up! is all about? But act now because this special kit is only available as part of this limited-time offer.

Join Stampin' Up! in July and get brand-new products, including an exclusive project kit—all for just $99! Contact me to get started today.

Earlier in my post I mentioned that I got to see the catalog early, and that is one of the big perks of being a Stampin' Up! demonstrator....and there are plenty more such as an Extra 10% Instant Income offer on your first qualifying order, the newly refreshed Stampin' Start program, and the opportunity to purchase a Business Booster Kit, two months of free demonstrator business website and access to a demonstrator only website packed full of ideas and samples.

If you want to visit my page for even more information, click here and when you need to, use my password which is newrecruit

I hope you're having a wonderful day!