SEPTEMBER NEWS

1. PAPER PUMPKIN is half price for a few more days. You have until Sept 9th to order Paper Pumpkin and only pay $9.95 for your September and October kits.

2. BIG SHOT Special! BUY A BIG SHOT AND GET A DIE SET UP TO $50 FREE. ALSO, STAMP AND DIE BUNDLES 15% OFF THIS MONTH

3. REMEMBER TO USE THE HOSTESS CODE WHEN YOU PLACE YOUR ORDER: BBARYB77 This entitles you to a chance to win the HOSTESS DOLLARS OF ALL MY ORDERS IN SEPTEMBER to spend towards FREE MERCHANDISE. Also I will send you a special free gift for ordering this month to kick off the new HOLIDAY CATALOG

Monday, September 1

GUEST STAMPER - TAMMY MOHR

HEY BLOGGIES,

Welcome to another guest stamper - one of my team members TAMMY MOHR.  She is a very talented artist who also stamps!!  She does water colors, mixed media, designs silhouette patterns and is an all around fun person.   Here are a few of her cards she has recently made.

 Work of Art stamp set and a fine tipped marker.  She even stamped her own background paper I believe.

I love how the white areas inside the petals just pop with the Wink of Stella on them.  She has some pretty sequins on it and some nice shading.  AND I love her doodles around the border.  Very nice card, Tammy.

Won't you reply to send Tammy a little blog lovin'?

Thanks for stopping by.


Sunday, August 31

ADDING A BIT MORE TO SOME COMPLETED CARDS

HEY BLOGGIES,

Have you ever done this...think a card if finished and you add it to the finished pile, only to feel like it needs a bit more the next time you see it?  Well, that happened to me recently this weekend.  I was putting all my finished cards into my special "finished" container when I just felt like something was missing on a few of them.

This is what the first card looked like when I blogged about it a week or so ago:

 I used the WORK OF ART stamp set with Blackberry Bliss ink and Mossy Meadow for the leaves, then brushed on a bit of champagne glimmer paint for some light.  I loved it when I made it, but then the next time I looked at it, it seemed it wasn't quite finished.  So here is what I added:


Since it was an ART piece by the name of the stamp, I added some artistic drawing with a black fine tip marker.  I double outlined each of the petals of the flower and leaves, AND I added some special doodling around the edge of the card for added interest.

What do you think?  I got the idea from my friend Tammy.  You have heard about her before.  We are stamping buddies and she is very artistic.  She created a similar card with me and then added the doodles and gave me the idea.  I am trying to download her card from my text messenger but it won't let me.  Once I figure it out, I will post her beautiful cards.

Here are two cards from MY PAPER PUMPKIN SEPTEMBER KIT that I posted before:

   

Here they are now with some added BLING of flower and smiley face charms, some splatters and the sequins that came with the kit.

I would love to know if you have updated some of your cards after you thought they were finished.  And if you did, what did you do to them.

Good to see you - stop back again, won't you?

Saturday, August 30

PLAYING WITH DIE CUTTING AND THE BIG SHOT

HEY BLOGGIES,

My friend, Tammy, likes to try new and different things.  She purchased some thin sheets of veneer to make some die cuts to try it out.  IT IS AWESOME.

Here is a card I made with this wood veneer "thanks" line die cut.  The cardstock is Mossy Meadow:


It is so simple and so beautiful I couldn't bear to add anything else to it.  So here is my CLEAN AND SIMPLE CARD FOR SATURDAY.

WHAT DO YOU THINK?  What unusual materials have YOU used with your die cuts.

Friday, August 29

DIE CUT FLOWER CARD

HEY BLOGGIES,

TODAY I have a summery flower THANKS card to share with you.

 I used both current and retired stamp sets on this one.  The current stamp set is TAPE IT stamp set.  There are all sorts of patterned washi tape style stamps.  I also used Gorgeous Grunge and Secret Garden stamp sets.  And I can't remember the name of the stamp set that has that adorable little bee.  But he is my favorite little guy to tuck here and there on my cards.

 Once I got started, I went to town on making a stack of thank you cards for my customers.  It is so easy once it is designed to make a bunch at the same time.



I am entering this card in the SKETCH FRENZY FRIDAY challenge.  Stop over there to see what my other team members have created this week, won't you?

Thursday, August 28

YOU CAN NOW ORDER FROM HOLIDAY CATALOG STARTING TODAY!!!

HEY BLOGGIES,

GET READY, GET SET, GO...QUICKLY GET YOUR ORDER IN FROM THE BRAND NEW HOLIDAY CATALOG.  STAMPIN' UP! HAS ALREADY ANNOUNCED THAT SOME ITEMS MAY BE BACK ORDERED VERY QUICKLY DUE TO MANUFACTURING DIFFICULTIES.  IF YOU WANT TO GET READY FOR YOUR FALL DECORATING, HALLOWEEN PARTIES OR ACTUALLY PLANNING TO GET YOUR CHRISTMAS CARDS DONE EARLY, PLEASE DO NOT WAIT TO ORDER YOUR SUPPLIES FROM ME.

I AM GOING TO  BE GIVING AWAY LOTS OF FREEBIES AND RANDOMLY CHOOSING ONE OF MY CUSTOMERS IN THE MONTH OF SEPTEMBER TO RECEIVE THE HOSTESS DOLLARS TO SPEND ON ANY ITEMS SHE WISHES.

USE HOSTESS CODE:  BBARYB77 when ordering from  me and this will place your name in the hat for the drawing of the free items.  I have been using my points, etc. to purchase items from Stampin' Up! for this kickoff of the holiday catalog and can't wait to send you a free item.  I have punches, embossing folders, designer paper buttons, ribbon, glue, etc. that I will give away to customers as I am notified of your order of $25 or more.

This is my way of saying thank you for choosing ME as your demonstrator!!

Don't delay, HURRY AND ORDER TODAY.

REMEMBER TO USE THE HOSTESS CODE WHEN YOU PLACE YOUR ORDER:  BBARYB77

Tuesday, August 26

SMILE DIE CUT CARD

HEY BLOGGIES,

I have another AUGUST PAPER PUMPKIN KIT special project for you today.  Hope you enjoyed the one I posted for you yesterday.  Look below if you missed it so you can see some ideas of creatively using your kit.

 I used mellow moss for my card base and cut the striped designer paper to just fit behind the 'SMILE" die cut.  I sponged around the white card stock with strawberry slush ink and a sponge. I used my corner rounder to round all the corners.


That's it!!  Easy peasy and FUN.  A cute quick card for someone who needs a SMILE!!

thanks for stopping by.

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