Showing posts with label rhode island regional. Show all posts
Showing posts with label rhode island regional. Show all posts

Thursday, August 30, 2012

Rhode Island Regional Swap #3

Today is the last day of my full reveals of the swaps I made for Regionals.  Are you sad???  Don't worry!  My next post will feature projects from my Button Buddies class as well as a sneak peek at the upcoming Embellished Events class.

My final swap was one I made for an organized swap with the ladies of SUDSOL.  I wanted to make a fun Halloween card that featured a lot of the new products from the Holiday Catalog.

I apologize for the off centering of this photo!  I made a big boo boo and accidentally deleted the full image of this card front.  Don't you hate when you do that?  I went with this picture instead because you can see the most of the card front!

Are you wondering what new products are featured here?  See the Stampin' Supplies list below.  Anything with a * next to it is new and featured in the Holiday Catalog.

Have you ever worked on a project and wanted just the right type of ribbon but didn't have it?  Maybe a patterned ribbon, or one in a specific color?  One that has a sentiment on it?  Then the new 7/8" Cotton Ribbon is for you!

This ribbon is so great because you can stamp on!  It works beautifully with our Classic Stampin' Pads. The Border Banter stamp set is made just for this purpose, but there are no limits to what you can stamp on the ribbon.  My favorite is stamping the sentiment on the ribbon.  I think it just adds an extra special touch to your project.

Stampin' Tip!
To make a very faint pattern on the ribbon, as I have done here with the Gumball Green chevron pattern, ink up your stamp and then stamp it off on a piece of scratch paper (or Stampin' Up! Grid Paper!) and then stamp on the ribbon.  This give you a subtle hint of color and pattern.  Try it out!  

Stampin' Supplies:
Cardstock: Pumpkin Pie, Basic Black
DSP: Howlstooth and Scaringbone*
Ink: Gumball Green, Basic Black, Versamark, Tangerine Tango (for sponging)
Stamps: Toxic Treats*, Border Banter*
Other: Labels Collection Framelits, Gumball Green Embossing Powder*, 7/8" Cotton Ribbon*, Heat tool, Sponge dauber

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Rhode Island Regional Swap #2

Hi Stampers!

I'm back with my second swap from Regionals.  On this card I really wanted to keep it simple!  I like cards that don't take a lot of time to make.  This is a great card to make if you are a beginning stamper as well. Plus it features a great technique - Two Step Stampin'!

Look at how simple this card is!  It's simple, yet so much fun!  Wouldn't you love to receive a card like this in the mail??  Don't you just love that designer series paper?  I can't get enough of the International Bazaar Designer Series Paper. I had to order a second pack of it so I wouldn't run out of any of the patterns.

Here's a close up of the Two Step Stampin' technique.  I also added some Dazzling Details to the center to give a little extra sparkle!

Stampin' Tip!
When you are doing Two Step Stampin', do not get hung up on trying to align the two stamps perfectly.  They are not meant to match up.  It's purposely supposed to look a little like coloring outside of the lines.  I know it's hard to let go of being a perfectionist, but when you are Two Step Stampin' you just have to go with the flow!  You will have a lot more fun stamping with this technique if you do! :-)

Stampin' Supplies:

Cardstock: Calypso Coral, Pool Party, Whisper White
DSP: International Bazaar
Stamps: Kindness Matters, Reason to Smile
Ink: Island Indigo, Calypso Coral
Other: Dazzling Details

Sunday, August 26, 2012

Rhode Island Regional Swap #1

Hi Stampers!

I'm back from the Rhode Island Regional Event.  What an amazing time!  I came home so inspired!  It's definitely one of the best perks of being a Stampin' Up! demonstrator!  I did quite a bit of swapping while I was out at the Regional.  Today I'm going to show you the first swap I made.

This is a really easy CAS (Clean And Simple) card to make.  I love that it features all five of our new In Colors.  For a little extra glitz I added the Basic Rhinestones!

Here's a close up of the sentiment tag.  I sponged the ends of it with Midnight Muse and popped it up on dimensionals to make it stand out on the white background.

Swap Prep Tip!
If you are swapping a card like this (whether with your stamping friends or at an event) the best way to go about it is to stamp all the images of one color first.  Also stamp the lightest color first.  So I went about making these cards by stamping all of the Summer Starfruit flowers first, followed by the Primrose Petals, Raspberry Ripple, etc.

Wouldn't this make a great birthday or get well soon card as well?  How would you take it to the next level?

Stampin' Supplies:
Cardstock: Whisper White, Gumball Green
Stamps: Betsy's Blossoms, Sweet Essentials
Ink: Gumball Green, Raspberry Ripple, Primrose Petals, Summer Starfruit, Midnight Muse
Other: Modern Label Punch, Basic Rhinestones, Sponge Dauber, Dimensionals

Saturday, August 25, 2012

Rhode Island Regional Swap Sneak 3

Today is the final day of my Regional Swaps sneak peeks!  Today I will be at Regional all day, learning new techniques and getting new project ideas that I can't wait to share with all of my customers!  Do you live in Central NJ and want to learn more about attending stamping classes and see the new techniques I have learned?  Go to my online store and sign up for my newsletter!  Click on "Request My Newsletter" in the upper right corner.

And now on to Sneak Peek 3!

Want to see the other sneak peeks?  Click below...
Day 1
Day 2

See you when I get back from Regionals!!!!

Friday, August 24, 2012

Rhode Island Regional Swap Sneak 2

Tonight's the big night!  I'm leaving for my first official regional event!

Here's another sneak peek at one of my swaps!  Hope you like it.  Stay tuned because next week I will be posting a full reveal on the blog.

Come back tomorrow for the final sneak peek!  

Want to see the first sneak peek?  Click here!

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Rhode Island Regional Swap Sneak 1

One of the best perks about being a Stampin' Up! demonstrator is getting to go to the events that are held.  Tomorrow I'm going to be driving up to Providence for the Rhode Island Regional!  I made a few swaps to trade with my fellow demos.  I can't wait to see what everyone has made and just soak up all of the creativity!

Here's a sneak peak at one of the swaps I made.  The full reveal will be shown on the blog next week after the regional is over.

Thanks for looking!  Check back tomorrow for another sneak peek!