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Farewell From the Herd

One of my favorite stamp sets in the Occasions Catalog was From the Herd.  My fellow demonstrators who were with me at the Wisconsin premiere still remember me laughing out loud when this stamp set came on the screen.  So stinkin’ cute – especially that silly llama.

Well, last week, I had to use it one last time at my Technique Tuesday class.  Here it is using the Fencepost Flip Card Technique:

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Goodbye, sweet farm animals.  I will miss you!

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Pumpkin Curvy Box with Bat

Hello all~

At my Fabulous Fall Stamp Camp last month, my stampers made these boxes.  They are SO cute and very easy to do.  The pumpkin “veins” were made with the stripe from the Work of Art stamp set.  The face is from the Fall Fest stamp set.  The butterfly punch was used to make the bat.

You can fit 2-3 small treats inside the box.

Pretty cute, don’t you think?

Pumpkin Box Front

Pumpkin Box Side

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Halloween Hello Viewmaster Card

Well, today is my official 13th anniversary as a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator.  I truly do LOVE being a demonstrator and sharing my knowledge of and passion for stamping.  I started teaching Technique Classes in August of 2007.  To date, I have taught 66 classes (next Tuesday it will be #67) – meaning I’ve shared over 198 techniques (201 next Tuesday) over the years.

This card features the Viewmaster Card Technique – a technique I learned at a regional event.  My customers made this card at August’s Technique Tuesday event!  It is a perfect card for those smaller stamp images.

Halloween Hello Viewmaster Card

I’d like to know what is your favorite stamping technique!  Share your name, email, and favorite technique, and I’ll put you in the drawing for a FREE TECHNIQUE CLASS FEE!

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Saying Goodbye to Just Believe Stamp Set

The time is here…I must say goodbye to my favorite stamp set – Just Believe.  Oh, how I loved you so…the many swaps I stamped with you, the many classes I showed you off, the many techniques you were perfect for.

Sadly, it is time for the new stamps to come out and play, but just like the old girl scout saying goes, I'll keep the "old".

Framelit Mask-Just Believe

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Just Believe-Gatefold Card

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SUDSOL Blog Tour-Hearts and Hidden Treasures

Hello all! 

Today is the SUDSOL Blog Tour!  Our blog tour is featuring projects using the Sale-A-Bration and Occasions Mini stamp sets and products. 

Heart Framelit 3D Valentine Project

I am sharing a wonderful project from last weekend's Mom and Me Valentine's Day Stamp Camp.  I had three girls attend – who ranged in ages from 6 to 11.  This project was simple enough so the girls could easily recreate it for a Valentine's Day class handout.  All of the ladies loved it! 

The project features the new Heart Framelits from the Occasions Mini Catalog…it took me a while to open up this package and use it.  BUT I AM NOW HOOKED.  Oh, it is so much fun creating with these beauties! 

Here is the project we made:

 2012 SUDSOL BLOG TOUR-Mom & Me Project

For this version, here are the supplies needed:

  • Pretty in Pink/Melon Mambo CS
  • Heart Framelits/Big Shot
  • Delightful Dozen Stamp Set
  • Small Heart Punch/Designer Label Punch
  • Sticky Strip/Adhesive
  • Pretty in Pink Brads
  • Whisper White Ribbon
  • Basic Gems
  • Melon Mambo Ink
  • York Heart Peppermint Candy

Here are our proud stampers – thank you Erica, Heather, and Katie for stamping with me today.  You were so sweet!

2012 SUDSOL BLOG TOUR-Mom & Me Girls

Want to see a "Blinged Out" version of the project?  This one could be made for your child's teacher or maybe tucked in your sweetie's lunch on Valentine's Day. I embossed the back Pretty in Pink heart using the Polka Dots Embossing Folder – plus added some smaller Melon Mambo hearts before embossing the front Pretty in Pink heart.  I also added a backing to my phrase and colored the heart in with a Pretty in Pink marker and then topped it with Dazzling Details.

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Heart Framelit-Quilted Heart Technique TUTORIAL

I teach a Technique Tuesday stamp class every month.  We did take December off, but I was ready to go tonight with a fabulous new technique. I taught my stampers how to do a Quilted Heart card.  Here is the finished card:

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Supplies needed:

  • Big Shot and Heart Framelit Set
  • Designer Series Paper (I used Twitterpated)
  • Copy Paper
  • 1" Square Punch
  • Adhesive
  • Riding Hood Red Ink
  • Blushing Bride CS/Whisper White CS
  • Blushing Bride Pleated Satin Ribbon
  • Large Pearls
  • Sponge
  • Small Heart Punch

Instructions

  1. Cut the Scalloped Heart Framelit using your Big Shot and a piece of COPY PAPER.
  2. Cut strips of DSP (1-1/4" is wide enough to punch with the 1" punch).
  3. Center the first square in the center of the Scalloped Heart.
  4. Continue adding squares – pattern or no pattern – it is up to you!
  5. Add them to cover entire heart but be sure to adhere only the DSP to the heart – you don't want to squares to stick to your scrap paper.
  6. Center the next largest heart over where you'd like to cut out.
  7. Run it through the Big Shot.
  8. Use on card and embellish!  The card shown above is a 5" x 5" card.

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Hidden Treasures Technique

Another technique I taught my customers tonight was the Hidden Treasures technique.  SO SWEET!  We used lots of Sale-A-Bration items including the Everyday Enchantment DSP, Everyday Enchantment ribbon pack, and the Sprinkled Expressions stamp set.  Here is the card:

 

2012 SUDSOL BLOG TOUR-Hidden Treasures Technique

 

2012 SUDSOL BLOG TOUR-Hidden Treasures Technique

 

2012 SUDSOL BLOG TOUR-Hidden Treasures Technique

 

Supplies Needed:

  • Lucky Limeade/Pool Party CS
  • Pool Party Ink
  • Everyday Enchantment DSP/Ribbon Pack
  • Pool Party Ribbon
  • Blossom Bouquet Triple Flower/1-1/4" Circle/Jewelry Tag Punches
  • Mini Brads and Brads
  • Adhesive and Sticky Strip
  • Paper Piercing Tool and Mat

 

What is SUDSOL?

I've been a member of SUDSOL for over 10 years.  SUDSOL is a online business group with a huge demonstrator-only gallery…one of my secret weapons when planning my stamping events.  There are business resources, workshop ideas, templates, techniques, newsletter examples, and so much more.  This is a strictly BUSINESS group – if ever I have a question about my SU business, I ask this forum first.

Here is a link to my SUDSOL gallery – http://www.sudsol.org/members/gallery/showgallery.php?ppuser=63&username=hignitej .  Why not join with a 2-week trial?  Click on the icon on the top left side of my blog!

I hope you've enjoyed this stop of the SUDSOL blog tour.  

CONTINUE on the Blog Tour

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Dog Days of Summer Punch Art Card

Welcome to the third 2011 VC Rocks Blog Hop…you've most likely arrived here from the Nichole's website  http://www.scrappystampsandink.blogspot.com/

 If you ever get lost along the way during the blog hop, you can go back to the main page – www.vcrocks.blogspot.com .

The theme of this blog hop is Punches Galore!

At least once a year, I host a Just Punchy Stamp Camp.  This event is a customer favorite – so much so I am now hosting 2-3 Just Punchy events each year.  I love teaching my customers how to create projects using Stampin' Up! punches in traditional and out-of-the-box ways.  This Tuesday August 16th is my next one – if you are local to West Bend, WI and would like to attend – send me an email to register!

Today's card was from one of my previous Just Punchy Stamp Camps – and is definitely an all-time favorite.  Throughout the entire United States, it has been a hot and humid summer, so I am now calling this card my Dog Days of Summer Punch Art Card!  I will also be offering this card as a card kit through the end of September.  The background color is actually Cherry Cobbler – my camera didn't seem to capture that correctly!

Puppy Dog Punch Card

 

I hope you bookmark my site or subscribe to my blog. You can also find me on my Facebook page – Stamp With Jane!

What is VC Rocks…and why do I love it?? VC Rocks is an online community where members share their love of stamping before, during, and after the Stampin' Up! convention. If you can't go (or even if you can) to convention, you can get your "stampin' mojo fix" with challenges, swaps, and discussions! I have "met' many fabulous stamping demos and nondemos through this group.

Thanks for stopping by, and now your next stop is Nancy Keithley's blog – http://fancynancykay.blogspot.com/
 
 
 
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Create a Cupcake Flower Bucket

Today is the final day for the Occasions mini…there were so many favorites in this mini catalog for me!  Here is one card my stampers made recently:

Create a Cupcake Flower Bucket Card

For this card I used the bottom cupcake portion for a flower bucket.  The flowers were made from the mini punch pack.  I added some gems for sparkle!

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More of My Sew Suite Sampler Book

Here is another page from my Oh Sew Suite Sampler Book.  I used the owl punch because owls are so wise and come up with great ideas!!!!  This is really just a sampling of items you can make with the Oh Sew Suite items in the mini catalog.   

Oh Sew Suite Sample Book-Ideas

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My Oh Sew Suite Sampler Book

At one of my upline's recent meetings, a challenge was issued – create an Oh Sew Suite Sampler Book.  She showered us with supplies, and with my next order, I purchased all of the stamp sets to create my book.  To be honest, the Oh Sew Suite was not high on my "must-have" list from the Occasions Mini Catalog, but I knew it would be a great tool for my workshops and other stamping events.

I am not a seamstress in any way, shape, or form.  I earned my Sewing badge in Girl Scouts, and I made a few simple aprons in my Home Economics class in high school.  I did make my own garter for my high school prom, and I can secure buttons…but really, truly, that is about it.  Although I cannot sew myself, I do appeciate quality handiwork with needle, thread, and fabric.  My sister is a quilter, as are several dear friends of mine.  My mother used to make matching mother and daughter dresses for my sisters and me….my red dress with the bumblebee pattern is still one of my favorite childhood outfit memories.

However, being gifted in the sewing world has NOTHING to do with being artistic in the stamping world!  So I have spent many hours working on this album to showcase the OH SEW SUITE sampler in the 2011 Occasions Mini Catalog. 

Today, I'll share some of the major pieces of the album…you'll have to remember to come back (OR BETTER YET, SUBSCRIBE TO MY BLOG – check it out on the top left side) to see the next installment – stamped samples!!!

Oh Sew Suite Sample Book-Book A

Here is the 8" x 8" Sweet Stitches Binder to hold my Oh Sew Suite Sampler Book.

Oh Sew Suite Sample Book-Title Page

Here is my title page – I LOVE MY BIG SHOT!!!!!

Oh Sew Suite Sample Book-Colors 2

I love how this page turned out – I used one of my Big Shot Circle Dies for the artist's palette and then punched out a portion of it.  Don't you love the paintbrush?  My Big Shot and my many wonderful Stampin' Up! punches tied much of the pages together throughout this book.

Oh Sew Suite Sample Book-Stamps

On my STAMPS page, I stamped each stamp set with a different ink color and mounted them on different colored card stock.  A little bit busy, but I really liked the overall look.

Oh Sew Suite Sample Book-Wheel

Here is my WHEEL page – I've got to get this wheel out more often – it makes great backgrounds!

Oh Sew Suite Sample Book-DSP

Here is my Designer Series Paper (DSP) sampler page – I used my 1-3/4" circle punch on every piece except the button DSP…you could easily use portions of this DSP as a focal part of a card!

Oh Sew Suite Sample Book-RubOns

 

I love the colored rub-ons!  The little girl is such a darling image.  As a mom of three boys, I don't always get to do the girly girl stuff…so it is fun to do it for a project like this!

Oh Sew Suite Sample Book-Fabric 2

Again, the Big Shot to the rescue!  I love how the Scallop Square die and the Scallop Square punch were perfect for this page! 

 

Oh Sew Suite Sample Book-Bling

For the last installment of this blog entry, I had to show you my BLING page – the Oh Sew Suite has so many choices – 3 colors of Pompom trim, 4 colors of 3 different styles of "regular" buttons, and 6 different fabric-covered buttons.  Of course, you can always use our other choices of bling – such as the Basic Jewels – one of my favorite accessories this year!

Now, don't forget to SUBSCRIBE to my blog to see the other portions of this Oh Sew Suite Sampler Book.  I'd love to hear what you think of it so far – so please leave a comment!

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Valentine’s Day Card Kit

Hello all!

I just posted my Valentine's Day Card Kit.  Here is the card:

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This is a fun type of card called an easel card.  More information and pictures can be found HERE.

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