Monday, November 26, 2012

Another Christmas Blessings

Welcome back.  I hope you all had a Happy Thanksgivings and didn't eat to much :-)  We were able to a little yard work, the weather here in SW Florida has been beautiful.  
Today I have a card I did with a set from the 2012-2013 Annual Idea Book, called Christmas Blessings (123809).  I used some Not so Christmas colors but think it came out pretty good.  I hope you agree.  It is done with Soft Suede, Very Vanilla, Crumb Cake, Always Artichoke card stock and Champagne Glitter Paper.  I used Stampin' Write Markers (regal 11970) to color my images and Petals-A-Plenty Embossing Folder (116824) to give it some texture.  Lastly, I used Apothecary Accents Framelites (127003) and my Big Shot (113439) to cut the focal point of my card out.   I almost forgot the little pop of red, my bow.  For that I used  Cherry Cobbler Scalloped Tulle Ribbon (127841).

First I made the base of the card, it is Soft Suede, then added a piece of Very Vanilla and a piece of Crumb Cake that I ran thru the Big Shot with my Embossing Folder.  
I cut 1 Always Artichoke, and 1 Very Vanilla from the largest Framelites and I didn't need a full piece of the Glitter paper so I used a scrap big enough to cover half of the framlite and later cut to size.  After using my Markers to color my image (I used Cherry Cobbler, More Mustard, and Always Artichoke). I cut the Artichoke piece in half, and glued it on the back of  the stamped Vanilla piece (I let just a peek of the Artichoke color show at each end).  Since I wanted the majority of my image to show I cut the glitter paper down to about 1/3 of the total size and adhered it to the bottom, matching the edge of the vanilla paper.  I made my bow from Cherry Cobbler Tulle and my "Magic Bow Maker" then wrapped it around the seam and taped it on the back.  I used Stampin Dimensionals to pop it up off the card base.  Lastly, I stamped a piece of Vanilla with the sentiments found in the set using Cherry Cobbler Classic InkI finished off the inside with the Holly and my markers.   
Well that's all for now, be kind and do one thing today that makes YOU happy!  Until next time.  
Rose Ann

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Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Snowflake Soriee

Don't forget to get over to my online store and check out the big Sale

Today my card is done with Snowflake Soiree set  (127925).  I used Early Espresso and Pretty In Pink which are not traditionally Christmas colors but it turned out okay, don't you think?  I used a method known in the Stampin' UP! world as Triple Tap, I am not sure where it came from but made a splash with everyone.   I am hoping for Santa to bring me a better camera so I can start doing videos and tutorials.  I used Espresso, Rich Razzleberry and Pretty in Pink Ink and randomly stamped the snowflakes around the paper, the pink was hard to see so I added the snowflake made with PIP Card stock and Silver Glimmer paper (124005).  To assemble first the base is Very Vanilla cut 81/2 x 5 1/2 folder in half.  Next I have a layer of Early Espresso % 3/8 x 4 1/8.  After I stamped my images on to my layers I ran it thru my Big Shot using the Lacy Brocade Textured Impressions Folder (127819).  I matted the smaller Vanilla pieces pieces with Pretty in Pink card stock. Stamped the "Merry Christmas" with the stamp from Teeny Tiny Wishes (127802) in Early Espresso Ink and cut it out with one of the Framelit from Bitty Banners Framelites.  I hope you enjoy.
Until next time.....Do one thing today that makes YOU happy.

Be Kind and Happy Thanksgiving!
Rose Ann

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Online Extravaganza-Stampin' UP! style

The Online Extravaganza during Thanksgiving week is Stampin' Up!'s biggest online sale of the year.  With discounts up to 50% and 24-hour-only doorbusters, you won't want to miss it!
November 19-28, 2012:  Mark your calendar for these nine days, so you can get incredible discounts, up to 50 % off on some of your favorite products!  PLUS...

For the first time ever, three products will be 20% off for 24 hours only on both the first and last days of Online Extravaganza!
Doorbusters for Monday, November 19 ONLY
  • Simply Scored™ Diagonal Plate (125586) $11.95 SALE $9.56
  • Big Shot™ Die-Cutting Machine (113439) $99.95 SALE $79.96
  • Big Shot Doctor’s Bag (113474)  $69.95 SALE $55.96
Doorbusters for Wednesday, November 28 ONLY
  • Clear Block Bundle: Blocks A-I (18491) $66.95 SALE $53.56
  • Clear Block Storage Caddy (120279)  $16.95 SALE $13.56
  • Stack & Store Caddy (109127) $34.95 SALE $27.96
ALL Nine Days, November 19-28th
There's more ... starting Monday, Nov 19th and ending Wednesday, Nov 28th, there is a huge list of additional items on sale starting with select Designer Series Papers at 20% off, Accessories at 25-40% off, and going all the way up to a huge selection of stamp sets and MDS 2+ for 50% off!!

Click HERE to see ALL Online Extravaganza sale items!  Start preparing today for your Online Extravaganza Holiday Shopping next week!
NOTE:  Even though it's called an can call (239-368-9393) or email ( your orders to me.  If you want to take advantage of the Monday 11/19 or Wednesday 11/28 one-day only sure to contact me by 1pm (EST) in order to ensure your order gets placed in time.

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Merry Christmas with Watercolor Winter

Wow time is flying by, I can't believe we are only a week away from Thanksgiving.  Today I wanted to share a card I did, using the set Watercolor Winter 129727.  It is fast and easy with a bit of POP.  I detailed the card front after I stamped it to give it an elegant look.  

I used Very Vanilla for the base (which opens at the top).  I matted it with a piece of Always Artichoke Card stock to give it just a hint of color around the edges.  Next I took a piece of Very Vanilla and stamped the sprig of pine in two opposite corners I used Always Artichoke Classic Ink Pad and for the Pine Cones I used Crumb Cake and Soft Suede Ink.  I ran it thru my Big Shot with the Fancy Fan Texture Emboss Folder ( Just wanted a light texture and thought this worked well).  I cut two Crumb Cake and a Very Vanilla frames from the Apothecary Accents Framelits and I stamped the Vanilla one first with "Merry Christmas" (from Greeting of the Season 128033) in Always Artichoke Ink.  I made a frame from the two pieces of Crumb Cake to be a bit larger than the Vanilla piece.  I used a bit of Multipurpose Liquid Glue to glue the two pieces of Crumb Cake, once they dried I added the sentiment with snail adhesive and added them to the card front with Stampin Dimensionals.  Also using Dimensionals I added the card front to the base .  I needed a bit more so I added a  Basic Pearl to each side of the label then made a double bow with my Bow Maker and stuck it to the card with a Mini Glue Dot.  I am pleased with the outcome.  Inside the card I stamped my sentiment with Heart of Christmas Stamp128129 and finished it off with another sprig and pine cones in one corner
I hoped you enjoyed my card.  Have a great day and until next time....
Do one thing today that makes YOU happy.

Rose Ann
P.S.  You can shop for the Stamp Sets or all the fantastic products in our Catalogs just by clicking the "Shop Online Link at the top of my page.  
Want to join a stamping Club, I will be starting new clubs up after the holidays.  Contact me if you are interested. 

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

A reminder of Stampin' UP! Ink-redible deal

INK-redible New Demonstrator Promotion

November  1 - December 16, 2012
New demonstrators who join the Stampin' Up! family during the promotion period will received a FREE collection of Classic Stampin Pads-they can choose from Brights, Subtles, or Regals! It's INK-redible!
Can't join at this time, well you can still take advantage of this fabulous offerWe have a Hostess Special this month where if you Host a workshop totaling $450 in Merchandise you will receive a FREE Set of Stamp Pads (color family of your choice of Subltles, Brights or Regals (excluding Neutrals) another $49.95 Value.   
Until then, remember to be kind and one thing today that makes you happy!
Rose Ann
Your SU Creative Coach

Monday, November 12, 2012

A Great Resource!

Happy Monday to All
I wanted to share a card that I did the other day.  I took the idea right from the Holiday Catalog.  Why,  you might ask.  I wanted to show you that our Catalogs are a great resource for making a beautiful card or project with any of our Stamp Sets.  You can do it just like it is in the book or make it your own by changing it up a bit.  The seeds of countless ideas are right in front of you.  So next time you are stumped just "Look in your book". The possibilities are endless.....
Now on to the card......................This is made with the set Joyous Celebrations.  

OK it's not exact but I got the idea from the picture in the Holiday Catalog, page 7.  I used Joyous Celebrations Stamp Set (128069 Clear $15.95 or Wood 128066 $22.95) This is a set of 9 so it gives you plenty of options.  I made the base with Real Red Card Stock and stamped my images with Real Red ink pad ( for the frame, bow and the saying).  Old Olive for the branches, I also used Old Olive for the sentiment inside using the More Merry Messages Stamp set (126402).  I layered a piece of Whisper White cut to 51/4" x 4" to give it some color around the edges.  Then a Whisper White layer is cut to 5" x 3 3/4" and run through my Big Shot with the Holiday Frame Textured Impressions Embossing Folder (127820).  Then I stamped the oval frame and bow on a scrap of White added the sprig with Old Olive and punched it out with the Extra large Oval Punch.  I had to cut out the bow and added a colored rhinestone (I learned the technique from my friend Lee, you just color the rhinestone with a colored Sharpie)  I did this one Red but you can do yours any color you want.  This layer was added to the base using Stampin' Dimensionals to give it some POP.  I also used Dimensionals to adhere the frame onto the card.  I added the bow with a Mini Glue dot and the banner with Snail Adhesive. I made the banner by cutting a stripe of Whisper White CS, I stamped the Christmas Wishes in Real Red.  I flagged the ends with my square punch.  It's an easy card with plenty of Fabulous!!!  Until next time......

Have a wonderful Veterans Day.  Don't forget to Thank a solider and remember to......Do one thing today that makes you happy.
Kindness is Contagious!   
Rose Ann 

Sunday, November 4, 2012



Thank you & I feel "Full of Blessings"

I want to thank everyone for visiting during our "Blog Hop".  I can say I thoroughly enjoyed it.  If you are in the area (Fort Myers, FL) and would like to attend classes, I enjoy sharing and am looking forward to holding classes on a regular basis.  If you don't have a Demonstrator, and would like to, I'd be happy to help you "Unleash your Creativity".  
Reminder..... It's not to late to get into the drawing for blog candy.  I will put each person who leaves a comment on my Starz' Blog Hop post name into the drawing and a name will be drawn at 5:00 pm EST.  So get your comments in, please visit my Starz' Blog Hop post for details.

Now on to my card...the set is called Full of Blessings (128081) it is from our Holiday Catalog.  

I used a base of Crumb Cake with a mat of Early Espresso that I embossed with the Woodgrain Embossing Folder for some texture.  Next I edged a piece from our Designer Paper Orchard Harvest with Lucky Limeade Ruffle Ribbon from our 2111-2013 In Colors.  I stamped the image on a piece of Water Color paper with Black Stazon, then colored the image with Watercolor Crayons & my Aqua Painter.  Using a scrap of Whisper White I stamped the sentiment in Black Staz-on and punched it out with a 3/4" circle punch.  I wanted a pop of color, so I punched out a 1" circle from a scrap of Island Indigo also from the 2011-2013 In Colors Collection. and mounted the smaller circle to it.. I softened the image by rounding the top corners and then mounted my image and circle to a piece of More Mustard, which I had rounded to match my image.  Used Stampin' Dimensionals to mount this to the card base and finished the inside.  For full directions and a supply list, visit my SU website by clicking here.  Well that is all for today until next time....Please take a minute from your busy day to "do one thing that makes you happy" and remember to be kind to each other, you never know what burdens someone is carrying.  
Rose Ann 

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Welcome to the Starz' Tour!

Welcome to my Blog and the very First Jacksonville STARZ Blog Hop! We are so excited you are here and look forward to sharing with you.

I am a seedling and would love to grow my Family Tree....
Have you ever thought being a part of a Great Company that allows you to grow at your own pace, but give you all the nourishment you need to flourish?  Then Stampin' UP! is the one.  Why not help me to grow my Family Tree.....there is room for everyone Join the fun!!!

Dates: November  1 - December 16, 2012

Promotion Details: New demonstrators who join the Stampin' Up! family during the promotion period will received a FREE collection of Classic Stampin Pads-they can choose from Brights, Subtles, or Regals! It's INK-redible

$99 kit gives you $125 in Stampin’ Up! Merchandise of your choice and all the Business Supplies to get you started.
You can be a
hobbyist and sign up for the discount OR You can make a little extra money..OR With some effort You can make even more money and free  merchandise OR You can give it more effort & earn lots of money and get free exotic trips .  Remember with Stampin' UP! you can set your own hours and best of all share what you love, make new friends and build your own Stampin' UP! Family.

  So why not join my Family today? 

For our Hostesses - We have a Hostess Special this month where if you Hostess a workshop totaling $450 in Merchandise you will receive a FREE Set of Stamp Pads (color family of your choice of Subltles, Brights or Regals (excluding Neutrals) another $49.95 Value. (if you would rather book a party just let me know). 
How do you combine these two??? Easy.....Sign up and be your own Hostess this month and have a $450 Workshop/Party and you will receive both sets for FREE…and you will receive $65 in Free Mdse and 1 half Price Item!!!
If that is not enough for joining my team, my Upline Lee Conrey will add to that…..she will send a Magic Bow Maker or a set of (3) Card Stands to you for signing up with me. How awesome is that! Let me know which you would prefer and we will get it to you!

  Now that is one fabulous offer, don't you think so too?????

Now onto the Show….”The Jacksonville STARZ Blog Hop” is here…..Here is my Card Share and my Blog Candy!
I wanted to make a card that was simple to make but still had the WOW factor. 
 This is what I came up with using the set Christmas Blessings (123809).
I started with a Very Vanilla Base and matted it with Cherry Cobbler Card Stock.  Then on  a smaller layer of Very Vanilla I stamped the sentiment , using Cherry Cobbler Classic Ink Pad and sponged the edges with the same ink.  On a small piece of Vanilla I stamped my Holly image in Black Staz-On.  Using a small frame for the Window Frames Framelits (12921) I cut out the image.  I also cut 2 mats the same size from Cherry Cobbler to make a faux frame.  Using Cherry Cobbler and Garden Green Stampin' Write Markers to color the image. I matted it with the two frames of Cherry and adhered it to the card with Stampin' Dimensionals.   I added a double bow (made with my Magic Bow Maker) from Cherry Cobbler Seam Binding.  
I hope you enjoy my card and the other great cards or projects you will see on the tour. 
Now for my Blog Candy...................
Just for leaving a comment on my blog you will be entered in a drawing for .....A multi color pack of 2010-2011 IN COLORS card stock and a spool of Pear Pizzazz Seam Binding ribbon.  I will announce a winner on Sunday afternoon.

I appreciate you stopping in, please continue on the tour to meet Donna Thames from Jacksonville, FL  Thyme to Stamp & Share
(The following links will take you to any or all websites on this tour) 
 Do one thing today that makes you happy!!!!!

BTW.... If you would prefer to be a Hostess during this fabulous time contact me and we’ll find a date……or do a Workshop in a Box! You don’t want to miss out on those FREE Stamp Pads do you???