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Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Stamp Club #1 8 31 11

Here's the second project for Stamp Club this week.  The stamp set is called Easy Events.  #123225 Clear $24.95 p. 57 in the Stampin' Up Idea Book and Catalog.  What's nice about this set is that all the stamps are about the same size. It's a set that's good for so many occasions.  Check it out!  I think you will like this versatile set!  The colors used here are:  Baja Breeze, Chocolate Chip and Very Vanilla.

Thanks for looking!

Stamp Club #1 August 31st Meeting

Here's a sneak peek at what we will be doing at our monthly Stamp Club this Wednesday.  The colors used are as follows:  Soft Suede, Very Vanilla, and Pink Pirouette.  The Designer Series Paper used is from the Beau Chateau Pack.  #122357  ($10.95)  The brad in the center of the flower is  from the Basics Glimmer Brads Collection #121003 $4.95  The punches used were:  Scallop Circles:  2 3/8" #118874, 1 3/4" #119854, Boho Blossom #119858, and Blossom Petals Builder #121808.  This card was inspired by a card made by my friend, Gloria Hall.

Reminder:  the Buy 3/Get 1 Free Designer Series Paper $10.95 Value Promotion ends this Wednesday, August 31st!  Also, the Summer Mini Catalog expires this week as well.  I encourage you to take another look!

Thanks for visiting my blog today! 

Friday, August 26, 2011

Rubber Stamping Class 8 29 11

These are the cards we will be making in my Rubber Stamping Class on Monday.  The first one was inspired by a swap I received at Convention 2011 by Vikki Beck of Sarasota, FL.  The second one is inspired by a card made by Julie Di Matteo.  Thanks to both of these talented stampers for their inspiration!

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Scrapbooking Class 8 25 11

We will be doing this page layout this week in my Thursday night Scrapbooking Class.  The title is FAMILY, Priceless!  We are using some of the yummy papers in the Stampin' Up Sprice Cake Product Suite of the upcoming Holiday Mini Catalog.  The colors include:  Soft Suede, More Mustard, Pool Party, Pear Pizzazz, River Rock, and Very Vanilla.  These new and unexpected colors conjure up thoughts of a cool autumn day.  We are looking forward to cooler days!  I'm sure they will be here before we know it! 

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Rubber Stamping Class 8 22 11

These are the cards that I will be teaching this week.  The hanging basket is inspired by Vera Milne of Beaumont, TX.  We swapped at Convention.  The gals in my group at Convention loved this card!  The second card with the Seaside feel to it was inspired by Sherry Jo Painter-Torres.  We swapped at Convention 2011 as well.  I love the clean and simple look of this card.  It makes me want to go to the Coast. 

Saturday, August 20, 2011

SU Holiday Mini Swap

This is a card that I designed and made for a SU Holiday Mini Swap that I am participating in.  I used all Stampin' Up products here.  These are some of the details:

Card Stock:  Real Red, Garden Green, Whisper White, Red Glimmer Paper, DSP:  Frostwood Lodge (Holiday Mini Effective 9/1/11), DSP:  Big Top Birthday (SU Idea Book & Catalog)
Ink:  Craft Real Red, Classic Real Red
Punches:  Small Heart #117193, 3/4" circle #119873, 1" circle #119868, Decorative Label #120907
Embossing Folders:  Square Lattice # 119976, Stripes #123128
Bigz Die:  Top Note #113463, Originals Die Stocking Accents #124099 (Holiday Mini Effective 9/1/11)
Stamp Set:  Festive & Fun #123744 (Clear) or #123742 (Wood) (Holiday Mini Effective 9/1/11); Warmest of Wishes Hostess set in the Holiday Mini, #122670 (wood) or #122672 (clear)

I'm really excited about the new Stampin' Up Holiday Mini Catalog which will be effective September 1-January 3, 2012.  When it becomes effective, you can order on my Online Stampin' Up Store right from "Karen's Stampin' Up Website". 

Thanks for looking!

Friday, August 19, 2011

Explore Your Creativity with Stampin' Up

Check out this video of our CEO and Co-Founder of Stampin' Up, Shelli Gardner.  It's all about Creativity!

Stock up on Stampin' Up Designer Series Paper Before August 31st and Save!

Click on "Karen's Stampin' Up Website" on the right.  Click on Promotions.  We've got wonderful Designer Series Paper to choose from.  This is a $10.95 value.  Above is just a sampling of what you will find on my SU Website.  It's a great time to stock up!

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Our 36th Wedding Anniversary

Davd and I celebrated our 36th Wedding Anniversary yesterday. We both feel blessed. We had a wonderful dinner at Tahoe Joe's and a movie. Dave gave me these beautiful flowers. I absolutely love receiving flowers. We had so many flowers, I had to make two arrangements. That's a nice problem! I always take pictures of the flowers so that I can enjoy them for a long time.

Scrapbooking Class 8 18 11 Layout

This is a layout that I will be teaching this Thursday in my Scrapbooking Class.

Card Stock: Cherry Cobbler, Sahara Sand, Not Quite Navy, Nautical Expedition DSP (Summer Mini Last Chance to Purchase 8/31/11 122343 $10.95)
Ink: Cherry Cobbler, Not Quite Navy
Stamps: The Open Sea (Summer Mini Last Chance 8/31/11 Clear 123032 $18.95, Wood 123030 $26.95), Just Surfing (Retired)
Dies: Tasteful Trim, Timeless Type Junior Alphabet, Perfect Pennants
Punches: Large and Small Tag, 1 1/4", 1 3/8", 1 3/4", 2 1/2" circle, 1/8" circle
Misc: Bakers Twine (123125 $2.95 Summer Mini)

If you would like to order, please click on My Stampin' Up Website and the 24/7 SU Online Store. I would appreciate your business!

Thanks for looking!

Scrapbooking and Rubber Stamping Card Class

This is a little collection of items that I have made using simular colors. I just love this color combination: Crumb Cake, Black, Vanilla. It really rocks my world right now! I can't seem to get enough of it.

Scrapbooking Class Page Layout

Here's a fun layout that works for the following themes: Family, Children


Card Stock: Very Vanilla, Real Red, More Mustard, Brights DSP

Big Shot: Top Note, Two Tags, Tastefully Trim Dies

Punches: 2 1/2" circle, Scallop Circle, 1 3/4" circle, Owl

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Gone Fishin' Scrapbook Page

Here's the page layout that we did last week in my scrapbooking class. The ladies made some changes to the title and called it "Gone Campin' or "Fish Farm". Some stamped and cut out more fish. We used the largest star for a journaling opportunity! The coin envelope was added for memorabilia. The fish hook was a fun accent.

Our grandson's 3rd Birthday Party

We had a wonderful time celebrating Ty's 3rd birthday last Friday. The park had everything you could want. The kids enjoyed the sprinkler park, the teeter totter, slides and all! We are so blessed to be grandparents to Ty and Carter. Looking forward to #3 (a boy) in December! It melted our hearts when Ty thanked everyone for coming to his birthday party!

Monday, August 8, 2011

August Stampin' Up Promotion

During August, get a FREE
package of Stampin’ Up!’s®
exclusive Designer Series Paper—
a $10.95 value—when you buy
three! Choose from a wide
variety of designs and colors
available in the 2011-2012
Idea Book & Catalog and 2011
Summer Mini Catalog
Click on Karen's Stampin' Up Website on the right. Click on Promotions.
Click on Shop Now! Thank you for checking out this promotion!

Saturday, August 6, 2011

Friends at Convention 2011

We really enjoyed the Stampin' Up Convention this year. I got my first Prize Patrol! Whoo Hoo! We had great classes, General Sessions, Stamp Camps, Organized Swaps, and free stamps from Stampin' Up!! We loved all the demonstrations and displays. Here are a few photos of the displays.

My Convention 2011 Swaps