Monday, November 30, 2009

Merry and Bright

Today is the last day to take advantage of the SU! Holiday Extravaganza and my special for my tutorials and templates. Buy Three and get Two free ( of equal or lesser value)

Here is a Christmas card I made using unconventional colors: bashful blue and orchid opulence. I used the Sizzix Textured plates for the background, some dazzling diamonds, the ribbon is not SU! because I couldn't find matching ribbon, as well the brads.
I used Merriment stamp and Tree Trimmings stamp set for the image.

Sunday, November 29, 2009

Updates on November classes

All November classes (the ones that registration closed on 11/17) are ready and will be going in the mail tomorrow!

There are little bit more than 24 hours left for the Instructions special ( buy 3 get 2 free), as well tomorrow Holiday Extravaganza will end.

Saturday, November 28, 2009

My Creative mess and a Christmas Card

(Buy 3 get 2 FREE instructions files and templates)
Thank you all who ordered tutorials for the Black Friday sale. Since it's very popular, I decided to extend it till Monday midnight EST, ya know Cyber Monday sale :)
Yesterday we went to do some shopping, and to my surprise there was not as much traffic as we expected, which was a good thing. Finally I picked up an electronic die cutter. I prefer the manual ones though, such as my Big Shot. :)
Anyway, here is a card I made today. I was inspired by Kristina Werner's card that she posted, I think today or yesterday. I drew the white line using my signo gel pen and a ruller and I handwrote the sentiment Happy Holidays. The deer is from Forest friends stamp set. The ribbon is the retired riding hood red taffeta ribbon. I didn't like how the real red grosgrain ribbon looked with the card.
Today as well I spent some time straightening my studio, it's not in a best shape, but it's good enough to share finally some pictures. My husband as well put up the last 2 rods to hold my punches.

This is my computer, sewing machine and electonic die cutter station, you will see the shelves full of stamp sets, embellishments and paper. I have organized the stamp sets by category as in the catalog, as well holiday mini and hostess sets. On my computer desk as well I have CD holders that hold about 100 of my retired sets that I have unmounted and put in CD cases.
I have a walk in closet, where I store my un-opened packs of cardstock as well more retired sets.

These are my non-SU! punches on small bygel rods from IKEA.

This is my craft desk, sorry for the dark picture, there is lighter one on the bottom of the post. You can see my desk is messy, since I was in middle of working on a card and taking picture.

My alcohol based markers, and a TONS of patterned paper, on the shelves is the SU! one, and on top of them is the NON SU! one.

My Big Shot station

Shelves with cardstock (open packs only), current stamp sets, ribbon, embellishments, buttons, non SU stuff etc

Again my computer station

Here is a better pic of my desk, to the right I have another sheld that holds my SU! embellishments, coloring mediums (watercolor crayons, pencils, pastels etc), retired ink pads, and ink pads that don't fit in the caddy.

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Holy Triptych again

I think this will be the card I will be making for my husband's side of the family this year. I liked how it turned out. It's little more involved than I would like to be, but I will need to make 10 cards. And I think I will be doing the watercoloring during my business trip next week. Right after the weekend I will be flying to Denver, CO and from there drive to Loveland, CO for a design review meeting for the project I am working on. I will be back on Thursday.

Anyway, for this card I used Handsome Hunter cardstock (and for first time in my life!!!!!), bravo burgundy, brushed gold and watercolor paper.
Scroll down for complete list of supplies used for this card. :)

Stamps: Holy Triptych, Baroque Motifs and Holidays and Wishes
ink: versamark
stampin' write markers: bravo burgundy, handsom hunter, so saffron, blush blossom, barely banana, always artichoke, chocolate chip, close to cocoa
paper: brushed gold, bravo burgundy, watercolor, handsome hunter
other: purely pomogranate satin ribbon (clearance rack SU!), gold embossing powder, heat tool, stamp-a-ma-jig, aqua painter

Wednesday, November 25, 2009


Besides the Stampin' Up!'s amazing Holiday Extravaganza Sale and the CLEARANCE rack I am offereing as well Black Friday Specials.

Today until Saturday (11/28/09) for each 3 purchased tutorials you will receive 2 free (of equal or lesser value) , just put in the note during check out which 2 you would like.

To see all my tutorials, instructions and templates click HERE

As well if you order any of the tutorials on CD's you will receive 2 free tutorials of your choice that are not on the CD. To see the two volumes of CD with tutorials click HERE

Get amazing discounts--up to 50% off--on over 40 products and product bundles!The Online Extravaganza runs Monday, November 23, 2009, 12:01 AM (MT) - Monday November 30, 2009, 11:50 PM (MT).
Sale items are listed below. Get your Christmas shopping done quick and easily by ordering HERE.
For online orders, discounts will be shown in the shopping bag at checkout.



CLEARANCE RACK ITEMS (while supplies last)

Watercolored Angel

Finally I purchased the Holy Triptych stamp set and it arrived today, so I had to play. Ok, it's almost 2am right now, but I took a nap earlier when I got home from work, as I was soooo tired (I don't know why). I kept it simple. I stamped the image on watercolor paper with jet black staz-on ink and watercolored it using aqua painter and Stampin' write markers. Layered it on some gold-yellowish paper (shimmery, not SU). The background is bashful blue piece of cardstock which I dry embossed using the Perfect Details texturz plate, and the card base is so saffron. And as well I tied some white satin ribbon.
Scroll down for complete list of supplies used on this card .

stamps: Holy Triptych
ink: staz-on jet black, stampin write markers: summer sun, more mustard, blush blossom, bashful blue
paper: watercolor, bashful blue, so saffron, non-su gold
other: whisper white satin ribbon, perfect details texturz plate, aqua painter

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Holiday Extravaganza and new items on the clearance rack

Stamping on Tiles class- registration ends TODAY (11/24)

I just wanted to remind you that the Holiday Extravaganza sale will be until November 30th. As well there are new items on the clearance rack on the SU! site.
You can shop online by clicking HERE

Monday, November 23, 2009

Make a wish

Stamping on Tiles class- registration ends 11/24 the class will be held in Alpharetta, GA

Here is at a first sight a simple card I made on Saturday. It looks simple, however it took me an hour or so to make it. Most of the time I spent making the flowers. For the flowers I used the circle scallop punch, boho blossom punch and 1/4" circle punch or you can use a crop-a- dile.

Scroll down for the complete list of supplies. (All supplies used are Stampin' Up!)

Registration deadline for the STamping on tiles class is tomorrow November 24th. If you live in the North Atlanta suburbs area. There is no option for class by mail for this one.
The location of the class will be Alpharetta, GA

stamps: A Little Birthday Cheer
ink: so saffron, chocolate chip
paper: whisper white, chocolate chip, so saffron
other: scallop circle punch, 1/4" punch, boho blossom punch, chocolate chip write marker, ruler, sponge daubers, stylus and embossing empressor, stamp-a-ma-jig

HUGE SALE! Holiday Extravaganza

For one week only, you can get amazing discounts - up to 50% off - on over 40 products and product bundles! Orders can be placed through me or my online store .You'll see Online Extravaganza on the top left of the page, click there and start shopping!The sale begins today, November 23, 2009 and lasts til November 30, 2009. For online orders, the discount will be shown in the shopping bag at checkout.
The Ultimate Stamper's Bundle is available at the special price while supplies last - check it out!

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Cheery colors for a rainy day

It's been a rainy, cold and dark today. So here is a bright card to brighten the day a little. There is just little bit of stamping going on on this card, I did the background with the Delicate Dots wheel and stamped the sentiment from the set Warm words and that's pretty much it. I used orange and pink to die cut the butterfly and the little flower ( I used Flower Layers (I think that was the bame) and beautiful butterflies dies) then using floss I stitched them and added some Orange bead duo beads.

The colors I used are melon mambo, pumpkin pie and whisper white.

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