Saturday, July 8, 2017

New technique

The Polished Stone Technique is all over the stamping community.  It's easy to do with a WOW factor.  The best part is no two projects come out the same.    My Wednesday class ladies loved it.

This technique uses Re-Inkers, Glossy Paper, alcohol and a cotton swab.  I used the Oh So Eclectic/Eclectic Layer Bundle to finish the card front.

Take the cotton ball and add a small amount of alcohol to center.  Add drops of ink, around the center (I used Wisteria Wonder & Lemon Lime Twish) to the cotton ball the lightly daub onto the glossy paper. Take a second cotton ball to daub off any excess ink and let dry.  Be careful not to over do since the alcohol will cause the ink to spread and your colors will become muddled.

Have a great weekend and remember to Do One Thing Today that Makes YOU Happy!
Rose Ann

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Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Bonus Days is Back!!

Hi all
Happy Fourth of July!!  I am proud to be an American & truly feel blessed to be living in a land that offers so much opportunity.  God bless America, written by Irving Berlin and performed by Kate Smith is one of my favorite songs.
I have been away much to long but lots has been happening in my life and there is only so much time.  My little dog Lily's cancer has come out of remission, she is being treated in Naples by the wonderful team at the CancerVets.  We have spent quite a bit of time at their office in Bonita Springs.  Treatment is still going on but we are treating her at home so some of my time has been freed up.  I have missed sharing with you all and hope you enjoy my post for today.
First off the BIG NEWS!! Bonus Days are back.......

Bonus Days! 

Treat yourself to Bonus Days: for every $50 US/$60 CAN you spend July 1–31 (before shipping and tax), you’ll get a $5 US/$6 CAN Bonus Days coupon that you can use August 1–31. There is no limit to how many coupons you can earn, so shop all month!

The fine print:
  • There is no limit to the number of coupons participants can receive per order or throughout the duration of the promotion.
  • An email address is required to participate; Bonus Days coupon codes can only be delivered via email.

Ho, ho, ho! Our Christmas in July promotion makes it easier than ever to sign up to be a demonstrator! All New Recruits will receive a FREE Essentials Gift Pack including Paper Snips, SNAIL Adhesive, Grid Paper, two D Blocks (one for them and one for a stamping friend!), and a Bone Folder. That’s an added value of $52 US! It costs $99 to sign up and you get $125 in products of your choice!  Go here to check it out. 

  • The best part of joining now is that you do not have to place an order until December to stay active! And any orders from now until December counts towards your $300 quarterly minimum!
  • You'll be able to pre-order from the Holiday catalog in August; getting all the new goodies early!
  • As a part of my Team you have access to all of my tutorials free!
  • You'll also be welcome to join our Facebook Team community.
Essentials Gift Pack:
Grid Paper
And to give you a taste of the many perks of being a demonstrator, we will also include the Carols of Christmas Stamp Set from the holiday catalog for FREE ($20 US)!  ***There's also an awesome set of framelits with this stamp set; demo's can pre-order in July!  

Carols of Christmas 144804

Birthday Delivery is a fabulous set from the Annual Catalog, it can be purchased as a bundle that includes Birthday Memories Designer Series Paper AND Birthday Friends Framelits Dies (145294 $62.00).  Here a is card I did with this set, using the DSP as cutouts.

That's all for now, until next time....
Rose Ann

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Last Days to Save

Sale-A-Bration has flown by!  Times Flies while you're having fun, right?  Only a few days are remaining during Sale-A-Bration the year's biggest promotion.  To place the cherry on top of the final days, SU has added seven new product!  Don't forget you have until March 31 to earn free products for every $50 you spend, additional Stampin' Rewards for a qualifying party, or join and get two stamp sets for free.  That is up to a $104.00 value added to your starter kit!

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Exclusive Sale-A-Bration Items


Need another excuse to get together with friends? Just host a qualifying party with at least $250 US/$330 CAD in sales during Sale-A-Bration and you’ll earn $25 USD/$35 CAD more in Stampin’ Rewards! You can even apply your Stampin’ Rewards toward a Starter Kit and become a demonstrator yourself!


It’s the best time of year to join Stampin’ Up! During Sale-A-Bration, you can become a demonstrator for just $99 USD/$135 CAD and choose TWO additional stamp sets for your Starter Kit—any stamp set, any price! (Excludes Sale-A-Bration sets and bundles.) Plus, the kit ships for free!
Here is a quick share

A couple of cards we did in my Wednesday class the other day.  I have to admit I used retired stamps for the chicks & rabbit but they are so cute.  Sometime I wish set never retired.
Have a fabulous Friday.  Until next time...
Rose Ann 

Sunday, March 12, 2017

Trying new things

Happy Sunday, hope you all have had a beautiful weekend.  We went up to Punta Gorda, FL yesterday and had a nice morning at the Farmers Market ending up with lunch at Laishley Crab House, looking out over the Marina.  I have a quick share for you today.
I love love love trying out new techniques and fancy folds.  This is my first attempt (well actually 2nd) to do the Direct to Paper Technique.  I got the pattern for this card from Michelle Zindorf who is the Queen of creative paper coloring techniques.  Direct to paper is using the ink pad to color your background.  My card was done directly from Michelle's tutorial using Weather Together Stamp set and the Umbrella Weather Framelits (sold in a bundle 142319). 

Well, off to take care of my chickens.  We have a Malaysian Serama rooster named Buddy who is looking for a new home.  He was the sole survivor of a racoon attack on my small pen we keep the Serama youngsters in.  I hand raised him but we can't keep another Rooster.  Lil Bill is the king of the roost and the girls (even the large Hens) look to him.  I am hoping someone takes him home soon, so he doesn't have to go to the auction.  
My Buddy

Lil Bill

Don't forget this is the last month of Sale-A-Bration, these exclusive products will be gone forever on March 31st.   Place an $50 order and get your choice free!!! 
Have a wonderful week, be kind, and DO ONE THING TODAY THAT MAKES YOU HAPPY!!!
Rose Ann

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Our Wednesday Class

Here is a card we did in our Wednesday class here in Fort Myers.  My ladies meet the second & forth Wednesday.   We do three cards for $7.50, no other purchase required.   

This is done with our Lift Me Up stamp set and the Balloon Adventures Thinlits dies.  I have to admit this card is a CASE from Connie Stewart who is one of my Stampin' UP! Heros.  She is fabulous.  It is done in Navy Smoky Slate and Whisper White.  The Designer Paper is from the Sale-A-Bration flyer and was free with a $50 purchase.  I love love love this navy paper with the clouds.  Super cute!
If you are local and interested in attending one of our classes, just contact me, and I can give you further details.

We will be doing a 3 super cute Birthday Cards next time.  


Until next time....
Rose Ann