August 31, 2012

Summer Smooches Suite

This product suite has been a hit with my customers this year.  This simple card took not time at all as the old olive and tangerine tango came together in a snap.  See page 81 of the new Stampin' Up! catalog and you will see more than just stamps... there is even matching fabric!  (This is a bit of foreshadowing since I have been using fabric quite a bit lately, stay tuned for that).  Enjoy!  Sarah

August 30, 2012

Field Flowers in Blue

This is one of my all time favorite stamp sets, Field Flowers (122760).  I squealed when I saw this card in blue.  What makes this card so unique is the DSP behind the flowers called First Edition (121878).  It's a very versatile DSP that you may not notice or think to use on your projects.  It's one DSP that has stood the test of time as this is it's third catalog appearance.  If you would like to order a package for yourself, contact me today!  Sarah

August 28, 2012

Happy SU! Anniversary, Angie!

Congratulations to sista Angie, celebrating nine years with Stampin' Up!  today.  So exciting!  Angie is a very creative stamper and we are very lucky to have her in our group.  She is at convention here in 2011 pointing to one of her many creations that have made the display boards over the years.  Yep, she's a rock star!  Congratulations, Angie and thanks for your creative inspiration and friendship!  Sarah

August 27, 2012

Primrose Roses

The stamp set, Stippled Rose (126745) reminds me of the Cottage Rose, a stamp set from long ago.  Aren't these cards awesome?  The main color here is the in In Color, primrose petals, a new fave of mine. I love the new ribbon as well.  I love it when everything matches!  You may have also noticed that both cards above were created in part with framelits.  Both the Apothecary Accent Framelits (127003) and the Labels Collection Framelits (125598) are used with the Bigshot to make card making an whole new adventure!  You will find them on page 191 of the new Stampin' Up! catalog.  Sarah

August 26, 2012

Elegant Butterfly Punch

Have you had a chance to check out the new punch, Elegant Butterfly?  It's all the rage.  It even has a matching stamp set, Pappillon Potpourri (123757)!  Of course, there isn't a card these days that doesn't have summer starfruit... matched with midnight muse and you can see why!  All the credit goes to Sheila Jamison who I swapped with at convention this summer!  Sarah

August 24, 2012

Moving Forward

Stampin' Up!  has donated over 1 million dollars to the Ronald McDonald House Charities.  Our group of Stampin' Up demonstrators has enjoyed stamping with many families that have stayed at the house in our area.  We have donated stamping supplies and completed cards to the house and we are very excited to create with the new Stampin' Up! making a difference stamp set this year, Moving Forward (126320).  Feel free to contact me for more information! If you would like to know more information about RMHC, visit the link here.   Sarah

August 23, 2012

New Classic Ink Pads

Have you tried the new Stampin' Up ink pads yet?  This video has some wonderful tips and information regarding this new product!  I have been very impressed with the new ink pads and can't wait to get my hands on every color!  Enjoy!  Sarah

August 21, 2012

World Treasures

Speaking of World Treasures, HAPPY BIRTHDAY, ANGIE!  One of the sistas is celebrating her 30 something birthday today!  Yahoo!  Have a great day!  The card above was a variation of the swap I created for convention.  I made about 50 of these gems, using different patterns from the DSP, International Bazaar (126920).  There are some wonderful color combos in this product suite so it was quick and easy to come up with some unique designs.  The featured colors above are tangerine tango, daffodil delight, and island indigo. The stamp set, World Treasures (126765) is so awesome!  It has become one of my new faves!  Happy Birthday, Angie!

August 19, 2012

In color craze

This card showcases the new In Color, summer starfruit!  It's one of those colors, love it or hate it, it's everywhere, especially with the basic gray as seen above.  I've noticed this color combo in two weddings this summer, so it's the latest new fad!  Leave it to Stampin' Up! to get it just right!  The stamp set Mr. & Mrs. (126663) is the only stamp set you need to create this lovely wedding card!  Enjoy!  Sarah

August 18, 2012

Convention Video, 2012

I've watched this 100 times.  It is so awesome!  Enjoy!  Sarah

August 6, 2012

I am, Convention 2012

Having a great time at convention.  Kristine was enjoying the Riverton home office as this was her first visit.  We saw all sorts of great decorations and on the picture above, you see awesome creations with my new favorite Bigz XL die, Designer Rosette (125594).  I love to use it for center pieces and party decor.  Super Fun! Sera

August 5, 2012

Convention 2012

Hello!  Convention 2012 was full of great moments again this year.  Here was most of the group at the home office in Riverton (we are missing Angie in this photo).  What a great week had by all!  Congratulations to Carmen who was a $20,000 personal sales marcher this year!  Great job, Carms!  Kristine and Martha also joined the group this year for this awesome event!  What a great trip!  Sera

August 4, 2012

In Color 2012-2014

These great birthday cards were stamped using the new In Colors, featuring summer starfruit, midnight muse and primrose petals.  The matching DSP Patio Party (126916) is phenomenal!  If you look closely at the card on the right, you will see a new embellishment, the new In Color Dahlias (127556). They are a great alternative to a button or brad, very fun!  Special thanks to Lee Ann who made the sweet card on the left using the new stamp set, Make a Cake (126740).