Monthly Archives: June 2008

New Stampin’ Up! Hostess Clubs Forming!

The new catalog release may seem like it’s so far away, but in reality it will be here before we know it! I am in the process of forming new hostess clubs beginning in August! Here are the details:

* Each club will run for 6 months

* You commit to spending $25 (before s/h and tax) each month from August through January 2009 out of the Fall/Winter Idea Book, any of the mini catalogs, or the BRAND NEW Decor Elements line brochures.

In return, you will receive the following hostess benefits:

* a FREE Fall/Winter 2008 Idea Book and Catalog and all mini catalogs released

* a MINIMUM of one LEVEL ONE exclusive hostess set

* A MINIMUM of $15 in FREE catalog merchandise

You are welcome to collect outside orders during your hostess month, but it is NOT required! Doing so will help increase your hostess benefits, however!

*** I am also offering a Refer-A-Friend bonus! If you refer someone to my club and they sign a six month contract, I will give you your choice of any of the new Simply Scrappin’ Kits OR any stamp set valued at $19.95 or less!***

You can email me at dkersteter@visi.com with any questions you may have or to sign up! Don’t wait!


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Grid Technique and a Cowboy Birthday Card!

Here is another one of the techniques we covered in class. This one is easy and I love the quilted look it gives your cards! I cased the card from Beate’s tutorial on SCS.

Stamps: Baroque Motifs, Live Your Dream (sentiment)
Paper: Chocolate Chip, Soft Sky, Whisper White
Ink: Chocolate Chip, Soft Sky
Accessories: 1 1/4 Circle Punch, 1 3/8th Circle Punch, Scallop Punch, Mat Pack, paper piercer, Poly-Twill ribbon in Chocolate Chip, White Signo Gel Pen

And here is the (if I may say so myself) cute card I made for my cousin Amanda’s son Jackson’s first birthday. They had a cowboy theme, so I had to plead with the members of SCS for someone to trade some images with me. I don’t own Cowboy Kid, but knew it would be perfect for this occasion. This was also my very first time coloring an image with Prismacolor Pencils and gamsol. Worked beautifully!

Stamps: Cowboy Kid, Canvas BG
Paper: Night of Navy, Whisper White, Real Red
Ink: Night of Navy, Real Red
Accessories: Round Tab punch, prismacolor pencils, gamsol, blending stumps

Summer vacation is in full swing now and I’m going to try to keep my almost 6 year old quite busy, so he doesn’t drive me absolutely bonkers!!!!

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More Techniques Class Cards

Whew! We combined the second and third classes to cover six techniques in two hours. All of the instructions/tutorials I used are available on Splitcoaststampers. Here’s the card we made using the Magic Snowflake Technique. Since it is almost summer, I chose not to do an actual snowflake image.

Stamps: Doodle This
Ink: Barely Banana, Pretty In Pink, Apricot Appeal, and Regal Rose reinkers, Whisper White Craft Ink
Paper: Whisper White, Barely Banana, Regal Rose
Accessories: Regal Rose 5/8 inch grosgrain ribbon, white embossing powder, embossing buddy
Misc: 91% volume rubbing alcohol, cotton balls, heat gun

This technique is so easy and it really is like magic! Make sure that you rub the embossing buddy on the cardstock before stamping. It really makes a big difference, so if you don’t have one, you may want to get one. That is tool is *so* worth the $5 you’ll spend on it! I also really love this color combination for this technique, as well as the Doodle This set. I haven’t pulled that one out for quite a while, so it was nice to give it some love.

Here is another technique we did in class. It is called Emerging Color.

Ink: So Saffron, Groovy Guava, Rose Red, Ruby Red, Versamark
Paper: Rose Red, Whisper White, So Saffron
Accessories: Clear embossing powder
Misc: Brayer

This is another technique that is like magic. It was so fun to break out my brayer and actually get some ink on it! If you haven’t inked yours up lately (or ever), I challenge you to do so! Leave a comment on this post with a link to your creations so that I can check them out.


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