March 30, 2010

Technique Tuesday: Masking

1] Stamp image on card stock.

2] Stamp it again on a piece of scratch paper.

3] Cut carefully around the scratch paper image, cutting just inside the lines; this will be your mask.

4] Place the mask on top of the card stock image.

5] Stamp another image over a portion of the mask to create layered, interacting images.

6] Remove the mask to see the finished look.

7] To stamp a partial image, use tape to cover the part of the stamp you don't want to appear, ink the stamp, remove the tape, and stamp the image.

QUICK TIP:
To ensure that the mask stays in place, stamp image on a Post-It® note.

To order Stampin' Up! products, call me at 845-229-0931, e-mail me, or order online 24/7.

March 23, 2010

Tuesday Technique: Heat Embossing and Emboss Resist

Heat Embossing:

1] Place your card stock in a Powder Pal tray or over a large piece of scratch paper.

2] Rub the Embossing Buddy across the card stock you want to emboss. This keeps the embossing powder from sticking anywhere but on the ink.

3] Stamp the image with Craft, VersaMark, or embossing ink.

4] Pour powder onto the inked image, making sure that the image is coated completely.

5] Shake off excess powder into the tray and funnel it back into the container.

6] Heat the stamped image only until the powder changes to a shiny liquid and rises.

7] Allow embossed image to cool.



Emboss Resist:

1] Follow steps 1-7 above, using Stampin' Emboss clear embossing powder.

2] Apply ink with a sponge directly to the paper over and around the embossed image.

3] Wipe the embossed image with a tissue to remove the excess ink.


QUICK TIP:
Avoid overheating the powder and burning the paper when working with a heat tool.

To order Stampin' Up! products, call me at 845-229-0931, e-mail me, or shop online 24/7.

March 17, 2010

Sale-A-Bration is Almost Over

Do you have a passion for crafting?

Whether you want to pay for your own hobby, supplement your household income, or build a successful and thriving business, Stampin' Up! is a great opportunity for you

And from now through the end of Sale-a-Bration (March 31st), you can get your Standard Starter Kit or the Digital + Starter Kit for 15% off AND pick an additional stamp set worth up to $47.95 for free! Plus, Starter Kit shipping is always free! So, you ask:

"Why should I join Stampin' Up!?
  • There is no obligation to conduct workshops or classes, and there is no penalty if you drop...you get to keep your kit no matter what! If you'd like to continue to receive the following benefits after your first full quarter (and there are SO many more), just reach $300 in customer sales and personal purchases per quarter.
  • Product Discount. You'll get 30% off your first order of $150 or more within the first 45 days, then 20% thereafter. It's a great way to support your love of stamping and papercrafting. Plus, if you place your first order during Sale-a-Bration, you'll earn at least 3 free Sale-a-Bration items in that first order!
  • Extra Income. It's up to you how much you earn based on your sales and recruiting. Want to pay the electric bill each month? How about the car payment? View the Compensation Table for details. You can earn up to 40% of your sales!
  • Flexible Schedule. You decide how much time you want to put into your Stampin' Up! business. You're the BOSS!
  • Support from Stampin' Up! We are treated like royalty at Stampin' Up!, not only at awesome demonstrator events, but through support materials such as our monthly magazine, workshop ideas, and audio and video training on all kinds of topics.
  • Incentives and Bonuses. You can earn free stamps during your first 6 full months as a demonstrator and through Sale-a-Bration sales & recruiting, earn free hostess sets & catalog products, and qualify for cash and merchandise bonuses, incentive trips including cruises (hello vacation!), and other awards!
Anyone in the US can join my team!

When you join my team, you can expect inspiration, motivation, and education online and at my in-person group meetings, along with recognition and rewards for your efforts! Besides fun and informative training on current promotions and trends in our business, you can count on me getting to know you and helping you set your goals and optimize and track your business.

Hurry before this special offer ends and I would love to have you on my team!

For more information on how YOU can become your own boss call me at 845-229-0931, or e-mail me.

March 16, 2010

Technique Tuesday: Dry Embossing

1] Secure the Classy Brass template to a light source, such as a light table or a window, with a piece of tape.

2] Rub waxed paper on the surface of the card stock so that the stylus will glide more smoothly and to help prevent tears in your paper.

3] Place the paper or card stock over the template, positioning it so that you'll have the image where you want it. For a raised image on the front of the card, place the paper face down.

4] Using the large end of the stylus tool, press the paper through the open areas of the templates. This produces a raised image.

5] If you want to color the raised image, reposition the brass template over the image on the front side of the card stock. It will act as a mask to protect the flat surfaces around the embossed image. Apply color with a small sponge using Stampin' Pads or Stampin' Pastels.



QUICK TIP:
Make sure to use the small end of the stylus to emboss small areas or patterns of the design.

To order Stampin' Up! products, call me at 845-229-0931, e-mail me, or shop online 24/7.

March 15, 2010

Holiday Mini items STILL available!

These items from the Holiday mini are still available….
  • #116794---Ornament punch-$15.95
  • #116806---Champagne Mist Shimmer Paint-$5.95
  • #116854---Frost White Shimmer Paint-$5.95
  • #116807---Platinum Shimmer Paint-$5.95
  • #116829---D├ęcor Elements Blocks-$9.95
  • #116824---Textured Impressions Folder Petals-A-Plenty-$7.95
  • #116821---Holiday Windows Magnetic Movers & Shapers-$29.95
  • #116819---Table Setting Bigz XL die-$42.95
  • #116820---Embosslits Merry die-$11.95
  • #116823---Sizzlits Merry Details die-$5.50
  • #116822---O Christmas Tree Pop-Up Bigz XL die-$42.95
  • #118140---Tree Decorations Sizzlits die-$5.50
  • #118108---My Digital Studio-$79.95
  • #116519---Charming stamp set-$19.95

March 14, 2010

Downline ShoeBox Swap Meeting Samples

Above Swap by Jean Nauta





Swap by Rose Ward


Swap by Kathy Grady




Swap by Deb Cole



Swap Easter box by Jill Landers






Swap Easter Baskets by Petti Abrams






Swa p by Jean Florio








Swap By Donna Coluantuano









March 10, 2010

Last Few days to sign up for the SPRING Stamp a stack

March Stamp a stack change Friday night ONLY!!

Mar 19TH Spring Fling Stamp a stack

Mar 19th 7pm
15 cards for $15.00 envelopes $3.00 extra
FREE with $35 order
3 table 5 cards at each
Themes with be Easter, Birthday,sympathy,Mothers Day and Fathers days
you can can mix and match at CERTAIN tables
Call or email me now to reserve a spot
this event you work at your own pace
RSVP bs by March 13th

ONLY item you must bring is your adhesive or purchase from me that night
Bring a new friend Never here before and each will recieve a FREE Classic ink pad!

March 6, 2010

My Stamping with Scraps Regional cards

My Presentation at The Syracuse Regional was going to be on Stamping with scraps
Since it was Canceled due to the snow storm I have posted the samples I would have shown. These are framed borders using the left over pieces of the the Top Note, and other left over small pieces of cardstock and ribbon .
What you may not be able to see is the window sheets both clear and printed on the these cards and the Butterlies are on the outside of the window sheet so its a 3D effect















A little Black Classic Holiday Card

Getting Ready For My Holiday Stamp A Stack  Nov 3rd and 5th.. Came up with a different kind of color for the Holiday using the Painted Ha...