Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Creative Escape Crop!

I've been so busy getting ready for my crop that I forgot to put it up on my blog....Geez!  Here's the information.. There is still space, call or email me today to sign up! I'd love for you to come!

You're invited to attend the Creative Escape Crop. 
Saturday, August 25, 2012
Save the Date Now! 
Westridge Swim and Racquet Clubhouse
12764 Quarterhorse Lane 
Woodbridge, Virginia 22192
Time:  12:30pm - 11:30pm
Cost:  $45
($40 if you RSVP with payment by July 31)

Bring your own projects to work on, or choose from the many samples we will have plus 2 optional classes that you can take while you are there.
 (optional classes will be announced after August 1)

Get away for a day of crafting, bonding and relaxing.  Whether you prefer to spend your time stamping, scrapbooking, sewing or any other creative pursuit, you will love what I'll have in store for you!
  • Plenty of table space with free wifi
  • Goody bag filled with Stampin' Up! Goodies
  • Little gifts made especially for you throughout the day
  •  Plenty of samples to copy
  • Raffles
  • Punch station, tons of stamp sets, sizzix station, ink station, all of the tools and accessories, and more!
  • Optional classes
  •  Two make-n-takes  
Fun Atmosphere with games and prizes to keep you motivated!  

    2 meals (lunch and dinner)  included!

  Coffee, sodas, tea and snacks throughout the day!
RSVP with payment by July 31st and only pay $40
Space is limited to the first 15 people, RSVP now!

Friday, July 27, 2012

Stampin' Up Papillon Potpourri, Elegant Butterfly Punch and Natural Compostion DSP

Happy Friday!
I wanted to share one of the cards that we made at Stamp Cafe this month.  Each month on the 4th Tuesday of the month, I have Stamp Cafe class here in my studio and we make 6 cards (envelopes included).  The class is $15 or FREE if you place a minimum order of $25.  It's a great class and I'd love for you to join me in August! You can see a list of my events here.
For this card I played with the new Natural Composition Designer Series Paper.  Love It!  I thought that the butterflies looked really cute with the flowers in the paper.  I used the colors that are the front cover of the new Stampin' Up! catalog.  Contact me if you don't have your own personal copy of the catalog and I'll get one to you asap.  

All supplies Stampin' Up!:
Stamps: Papillon Potpourri, Made for You
Cardstock:  Natural Composition DSP, Early Espresso, Primrose Petals, Summer Starfruit
Ink: Early Espresso, Primrose Petals, Summer Starfruit
Punch:  Elegant Butterfly Punch


Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Stampin' Up! Reason to Smile Promotion and Double Embossing Technique Video

I'm back with another card using the Double Embossing Technique and a video tutorial so that you can try it out yourself.  Now, I'm not going to win any awards by the quality of this video (by far, lol), but you get the gist of the technique.  Here's the 2nd card that we made at Stamp Club on Saturday and it was using the Reason to Smile stamp set. 

For the background layer, I used clear embossing powder in addition to the Vintage Wallpaper Embossing Folder.  Here's how I did it...

This set is a special for July only, and guess what?  It's valued at $20.95, but is only $5 (clear or wood).  It's only available if you place a $50 order.  The Reason to Smile set will not be available after July 31.  Don't wait, get it now!  Click here for more information! 

Easy, but cool, huh?  Here's what I used....
Stamps:  Reason to Smile,  Loving Thoughts
Cardstock:  Whisper White, Summer Starfruit, Midnight Muse
Ink:  Midnight Muse
Punch:  2 1/2 in. circle, 1 in. square
Big Shot:  Perfect Pennants Bigz L die, Vintage Wallpaper Embossing Folder, Square Lattice Embossing Folder
Tools & Accessories:  Heat Tool, Clear Embossing Powder, Paper Snips, Stampin' Dimensionals


Sunday, July 8, 2012

New Stampin' Up! Fancy Fan Folder and a Cool Technique

So yesterday we faced the 102 degree heat and had stamp club.   We did a cool technique that I call double embossing.  I plan on posting a video about it tomorrow, hopefully by me saying it here today it will get done!  Basically we embossed twice, first dry embossed, then we heat embossed using the new Stampin' Up! Fancy Fan Embossing Folder (which I just got and love).
Here's the final project! 
All Products Stampin' Up!
Stamp set:  Friendly Phrases
Cardstock:  Primrose Petals, Brushed Silver, Whisper White
Big Shot:  Fancy Fan Embossing Folder
Tools:  Heat Tool, Silver Embossing Powder
Ink:   Versamark, Primrose Petals
Ribbon:  Primrose Petals 3/8" Stitched Satin Ribbon
Punches:  Large oval, Scallop oval, Decorative label

To order products email me or visit my online store at www.simplyalon.stampinup.net  and click on Shop Now in the right corner under my name.


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