Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Button Buddies class sneak peek!

Coming up on Saturday, March 17th, I will be hosting a Button Buddies class.  We will make 8 different cards that coordinate with this adorable set below (you will also receive envelopes too):
clear mount #122737 $21.95
wood mount #122735 $29.95

Class fee is $25 and due by March 14th to reserve your spot.  As a bonus for this class, you may pre-order this stamp set and receive 10% off.  Payment for the stamp set is due by Monday, March 12th at 12:00 noon so I can order them and be here in time for class.  Space is limited to the first 8 people that sign up.  If there is additional interest I will start a waiting list to reserve another class at a different time.  You can RSVP on my Stampin' up website or drop me an e-mail, karlita@tctwest.net  Class is held at our usual location at the Bennion Dental Center. 






Check back in a couple days for the final reveal :)  


And last, but not least, we can not forget about the latest MDS downloads Stampin' Up! made available today for purchase! 

Mixed Bunch Kit -- Digital Download
Mixed Bunch Kit 129359
Boardwalk Stamp Brush Set -- Digital Download
Boardwalk Stamp Brush Set 129598
Birthday Block Party Stamp Brush Set -- Digital Download
Birthday Block Party Stamp Brush 129596
Thank You Block Party Stamp Brush Set -- Digital Download
Thank You Block Party Stamp Brush 129597
You're My Type Stamp Brush Set -- Digital Download
You're My Type Stamp Brush Set 129016
Washi Delightful Digital Tape -- Digital Download
Washi Delightful Digital Tape 129017
Don't forget that Sale-a-bration is ongoing until March 31st.  Take advantage of stocking up on some items and earn free product as a bonus!  

Sunday, February 26, 2012

Fresh Vintage

I have to be honest, when I saw this stamp set in the Sale-a-bration catalog, I wasn't too sure about it.  I'm not really the vintagey (if that's a word), rustic stamp kind of girl.  But when I got the Everyday Enchantment DSP from the same catalog I thought I may need to work a little on this.  The paper has such beautiful colors and lends itself to making so many different kinds of cards or scrapbook pages!  Can't wait to give it a try on some digital scrapbooking......whenever there's more time added to the day!  Since there was already so much color in the paper I went for a more muted stamp image.  Still feel like it's missing something but I can't put my finger on it right now.....


Cardstock:  Very vanila, pool party, calypso coral, & Everyday Enchantment DSP

Stamp set:  Fresh Vintage, Delightful Dozen

Accessories:   Everyday enchantment ribbon & brad pack, sponge

There's just a little over a month left for the Sale-a-bration promotion.  I have just a few spots available if you'd like to host a workshop and take advantage of the great benefits you can earn!  Don't have time in your schedule?  You can always collect orders for an outside party and earn some awesome rewards!  Let me know, karlita@tctwest.net , the clock is ticking!

Thursday, February 23, 2012

New MDS downloads this week!

Since I'm short on time tonight and not exactly feeling like a whole person this will be just an informative post.  This weeks new MDS downloads are really adorable.  Remember Stampin' Up! is offering a free 30 day trial for MDS Express.   It's so amazing what you can do with the program.  I'll be offering a class in a month or so if you'd like to get to know the basics.  Check out my SU website for the latest class schedules. 

129360L
On the Go Kit #129360
129609L
Blossom Builders Embellishments #129609

129590L
Wedding Wheels Stamp Brush #129590
129362L
Eggceptional Easter Designer Template Pages #129362
 
129592L
Announcing Baby Girl Postcard Template #129592



129593L
 Announcing Baby Boy Postcard Template #129593
To get the free trial version, add My Digital Studio Express Trial (item 129600) to your online shopping cart, and then download and install it from your Download Manager.

At the end of the 30-day trial period, you can purchase either My Digital Studio or My Digital Studio Express to continue using the software. You will not need to re-download the program, but will simply enter the product key you receive after purchasing the software. (If you purchase the disc version you'll find it along with the shipped software, and if you purchase the downloadable My Digital Studio Express, you'll receive the product key via e-mail.)

Please let me know if you have any questions!  I'd love to help you get started using this awesome digital scrapbooking software.  karlita@tctwest.net  As always, I love hearing from you! 

Sunday, February 19, 2012

Gift card holder tutorial

**February, 23rd..sorry gang, didn't realize this didn't post when it was suppose to....still working on this blog thing :)

Of the different cards I've taught the club girls, this one has been the most popular and repeated.  It can be used for any occasion where you're giving a gift card....change out the paper and the saying and there ya go!  My daughter's been invited to a birthday party so hence we have a young girls card. 

*  Cut a piece of cardstock (CS), mine is soft suede, to 5-1/2" x 7-3/4".  Score at 4-1/4"  and 6-3/4".  Fold along the score lines to form a "Z". 


*  Make a scallop trim border on the 1" panel
*  Place a piece of patterned DSP that is 3" x 5-1/4" to the top section (the 4-1/4" wide panel).  There will be an empty gap between the bottom edge of the DSP and the score line. 
*  Place sticky strip at the very edge of the middle section (the 2-1/2" panel) on both the right & left edges.  Peel the red backing off and seal your card. 


Cut a piece of coordinating CS that is 2-3/8" x 5-1/4" and mount on the outside of the 2-1/2" panel leaving an even border on the bottom, left & right sides.  Cut a coordinating piece of DSP to 2-1/4" x 5-1/8" and mount on the bottom panel over the piece you just cut. 
*  Take a 20" piece of ribbon and run under the scalloped edge.  Bring to the front and make a bow.  Secure the bow to your CS with a glue dot.  Run sticky strip on the back side of your scalloped edge.  Peel the red backing off and secure to the 2-1/2" panel. 
Using the top note die cut out a whisper white piece of CS & another piece of coordinating CS. Trim around the whisper white CS leaving an 1/8" border so you can mount to your coordinating CS.  Stamp your sentiment in the upper right hand corner.  Attach your gift card with mini glue dots and insert into your pocket card.  Voila!


*  To create a coordinating envelope attach DSP to the lip of your envelope with Tombow glue.  Trim around the border of your envelope.  (**HINT** make sure your DSP isn't upside down before you attach to your envelope) 


Cardstock: Soft suede, calypso coral, whisper white, and Sweet Shop DSP

Stamp Set:  Teeny Tiny words

Accessories:  Scallop trim border punch, calypso coral 3/8" ruffled ribbon, Big Shot!, Top note die, Sweet shop designer stickers, sticky strip and glue dots

If you have any questions regarding this tutorial, drop me an e-mail, karlita@tctwest.net  Remember to check out my SU website for the newest classes being offered.  Have a great week! 

Friday, February 17, 2012

Valentine week continues

I'm hoping by now that it's safe to post this photo of the card that went to my family thru the mail.  Got this cute idea off of Pinterest!  Have you checked it out yet?  WARNING!  It can be very addictive!!


Cardstock:  Whisper white, chocolate chip, wisteria wonder, and Sweet Shop specialty DSP

Stamp Set:  Sweet cake

Accessories: Big Shot!, labels collection framelits dies, perfect polka dots embossing folder, brights glimmer brads, dazzling details

There are THREE wonderful ways for you to benefit during Sale-A-Bration… here they are!
Sale-a-bration is the biggest promotion for Stampin' Up!
    Standard starter kit
     My Digital Studio Starter Kit
  •  Purchase the Stampin' Up! Starter Kit: During Sale-A-Bration, the Starter Kit is just $125 ($50 off!)  It includes up to $340 in products and ships FREE.  Choose and customize either the Standard Starter Kit or Digital Starter Kit.
  • AND, for purchasing it you will get a FREE Digital Download OR pack of Designer Series Paper every month for a year!! And those two items are interchangeable and YOUR CHOICE!!!! One month you can pick a download and the next a DSP pack. You can purchase the Starter Kit and receive this deal through March.  If you don't purchase it until March, you'll loose a freebie. And if you only want to be a demonstrator for the discount, there are plenty of "hobby" demonstrators in Stampin' Up!  That's why I originally started.  For more details on joining CLICK HERE.
  • Hosting a Workshop or being your own Hostess!: When you host a workshop during Sale-A-Bration or place a large order that qualifies for it's own Hostess Benefits, you'll get extra perks! For a $150 workshop or order, a FREE TOTE BAG is given!!!! For a $400 workshop or order, an ENTIRE bundle is given – this bundle includes the Sale-A-Bration Exclusive Paper, Brads, Ribbon and coordinating Stamp Set!!
  • Ordering!: For EVERY $50 spent, a FREE gift can be selected from the Sale-A-Bration brochure — and there's NO LIMIT!!!! Spend $50, get a free gift. Spend $100, get 2 free gifts. Spend $400, get 8 gifts PLUS the hostess bundle and tote bag!  **If you have a $150 order please let me know because I have to place the order for you to earn the free tote bag!**
GOT A QUESTION?  If you have any questions, simply EMAIL ME for a prompt answer.
READY TO GET STARTED?  CLICK HERE to join instantly

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Valentine's week


I'm still in the Valentine mode since mine didn't get out in the mail in time to arrive on Valentine's Day.  Tomorrow I'll show you what went in the mail.  Tonight I'll bring you my son's Valentine card.  He saw the card I had in my craft room with the M&M's and loved it and was quite upset when his didn't have any ;-(  A typical three-year-old reaction! 


Cardstock:  Wisteria wonder, lucky limeade, whisper white, calypso coral, pool party, Sweet Shop specialty DSP

Stamp set:  Pretty postage, Sweet cake

Accessories:  scallop square punch, postage stamp punch, modern label punch, wisteria wonder 3/8" ruffled ribbon, fashionable hearts embosslits die, Big Shot!

Other Stampin' Up! news!  Stampin' Up! announced at the Demonstrator Leadership Conference last month that starting this year, they have eliminated the Summer Mini Catalog.  The future Holiday and Spring Minis will be bigger and last longer (5 months vs. 4 months).  The annual catalog (new In Colors, stamps, designer series paper, new accessories) will start a month earlier (June 1, 2012) and the Holiday Mini will start a month earlier as well (August 1, 2012).  So this means THE CURRENT IDEA BOOK AND CATALOG WILL EXPIRE ON MAY 31, 2012 NOT JUNE 30, 2012 In addition, the Simply Adorned and D├ęcor Elements lines will be discontinued when the 2011-2012 Idea Book & Catalog retires. 

Have you taken advantage yet of the free 30-day trial offer for the My Digital Studio express?  It's a great chance to give digital scrapbooking a try.  This weeks newest downloads can be added on to your free trial and enhance the tools you have available to play with!

129898-New Heights Kit
129589-Send Me Soaring Stamp Brush Set
129358-Attic Boutique Kit
129365-Paper Doily Stamp Brush
129595-Crosses of Hope Stamp Brush Set
129594-So Cool & Seriously Sassy Stamp Brush Set
Don't forget to take advantage of the biggest event of the year with Stampin' Up!, Sale-A-Bration!  It's a great time to host a show or stock up an all your favorite products.  E-mail me at karlita@tctwest.net  I'd love to hear from you!

Monday, February 13, 2012

Backpack goes to school!

Even with taking off an extra day from work I still don't find the time to make everything I want to by the time I need to.....Hence, I am up late making my daughter's teachers Valentine's gift.  Tomorrow, when my husband is at work I'll be working on his card (oops!)  First things first dear! Anyway, I'll fill it with lots of candy to fill her sweet tooth.  Hope she enjoys it :)

This cute tutorial was made available to me by being part of Becky's team :)

Need to add this to my to-do list and make several more for hostess gifts.  It's so darn cute!

Cardstock:  Baja breeze, blushing bride, riding hood red, and Twitterpated DSP

Stamp sets:  none!  Isn't that amazing....

Accessories:  Big Shot!, Scallop circle #2 die, scallop circle die, fun flowers die, blushing bride 1/2" stitched-poly ribbon, antique brads, white bakers twine, twitterpated designer buttons, circle scissors plus, crop-a-dile, sticky strip, 2-1/2" circle punch, and velcro circles

If you enjoyed this backpack or some of my other creations, drop me an e-mail, karlita@tctwest.net  and we can set up a time for a class or workshop with some of your friends.  Have a great week!

Saturday, February 11, 2012

Sweet cake

You know the saying "Time flies when you're having fun!".  I can't believe its the middle of February and tomorrow is my reveal day on our team website, http://www.inkingeverythingwithbecky.com/.  It just seems like the other day Becky was asking me if I was interested in this new business venture (adventure). 

The new year was a fresh start for me and I made a lot of changes.  One was cutting back a day from work so that I could work more on my Stampin' Up! business. I have been so happy since I did that.  I love working in my craft room "playing" with my toys!  Life is short so you should enjoy what you do....

Everyone has been talking about Stampin' Up Sale-a-bration that's going on.  You should know it is not just about getting free merchandise with purchases.   It's also an opportunity for you to join Stampin' Up at a reduced price of $125!  They've also made it more enticing by offering you a free digital download for My Digital Scrapbooking or a free DSP pack every month for the remainder of the year.  Now, you may not want to join for the extra money you'll have in your pocket.  I simply wanted to get the things I already loved cheaper!  If that's what you're interested in, take a chance....what do you have to lose?  If you have questions, click on the following link and review the information. 

Tonight's adorable card is going to be my daughter's Valentine.  Didn't realize it until I was done, but it's perfect for her since she loves cupcakes and the colors are fun too!


Cardstock:  Pool party, whisper white, & sweet shop specialty DSP

Stamp set:  Sweet cake

Accessories:  Jelly bean brads, pool party 3/8" ruffled ribbon, perfect polka dots embossing folder, Big Shot!, and dazzling details

I have posted some new classes on my Stampin' Up website, so check it out and get signed up before class spaces fill up!  Keep checking back for more updates as I have more classes in mind.  Any questions, just drop me an e-mail, karlita@tctwest.net   I'd love to hear from you! 

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

How did we do it!

How did the papercrafting world function before the Big Shot! and the Simply Scored Scoring Tool?!!  Honestly, they are the best tools to have in the craft room.  They've made my project tonight so fast and simple.  Put my handy dandy little markers on my scoring tool and before ya know it, I've got 8 identical pieces of paper scored.  KAAACHIGA!!  (Think I've been watching too much of the Cars movie lately!  It's my son's newest obsession! )  Anyway, these cute little treats go to my girls when I make their deliveries on Friday.  Hope they like them!!

This cute idea I CASED from my dear upline, Becky Roberts!  To see what she gave us last year at convention, click here!

Just right to hold some Valentine treats!

Cardstock:  Concord crush, whisper white, and daffodil delight

Stamp set:  Teeny tiny wishes

Accessories:  Big Shot!, Adorning accents textured impressions embossing folders, concord crush 1/2" stitched-poly ribbon, 1-3/4" scallop circle punch, 1-3/8" circle punch, bird builder punch, boho blossoms punch, itty bitty shapes punch pack, basic pearls

If you'd love some Stampin' Up! goodies for Valentines Day drop your significant other a "hint" that I can deliver a gift certificate with a cute card just to make your day perfect.  Just have him send me an email, karlita@tctwest.net.  Would love to hear from you! 

Monday, February 6, 2012

Mixed Bunch

Just got back from a fun evening at stamp club.  Those girls are so much fun!  Always good for a few laughs....and we had a new member join us, so welcome aboard, Tammie!  Hope we didn't scare ya off yet :)  Tonight's post is the third card the girls created for class tonight.  Wanted to keep this one simple since the other card was quite time consuming. 


This is such an easy layout and can easily be changed to accommodate whatever colors you prefer. 

Cardstock:  Wisteria wonder, basic black, very vanilla, and First Edition Specialty DSP

Stamp sets:  Mixed Bunch, Sincere Salutations

Accessories:  Blossom punch, 3/4" circle punch, Tasteful trim Bigz XL die, and the Big Shot!

If you'd like to join stamp club, I am accepting new members for a club that will be meeting at my house just south of Laurel.  We meet once a month and create 3 projects.  You place your minimum $20 order and one of those months you'll earn the hostess benefits for that class.  If you have any questions about club or are interested drop me an e-mail:  karlita@tctwest.net.  I'd love to hear from you!  Thanks again!  Kari

Sunday, February 5, 2012

Challenging card!

Have you ever known the kind of card you wanted to make but it doesn't work the way you want it too?  When it comes to creating things for my club girls I have so many things I want to show them.  But we have limited time and you have to consider the holiday we're concentrating on and what promotions are going on too.  So I thought I'd kill two birds with one stone when I thought up this card.  WOW!  This tasked my brain today!  If I centered the treat cup then I couldn't reach the punch to the middle of the card to make the circle where you'd get the M&M's out.  So I moved it higher and then ran into the problem with attaching the back easel part.  It didn't cover the hole that I had punched on the front......and I didn't have a way of stopping my pull tab from going too far because there was no paper to mount too.......anyway, after much tearing apart and re-attaching I finally came up with the below product. 




Directions for creating an easel card or many other creative folds can be found on Splitcoast Stampers here...

Cardstock:  Riding hood red, basic black, very vanilla, First Edition Specialty DSP

Stamp Set:  Teeny tiny wishes, Sweet centers, I {Heart} Hearts

Accessories:  Black embossing powder, Heat tool, Embossing buddy, basic black, 1-1/4" striped grosgrain ribbon, basic black 5/8" satin ribbon, word window punch, modern label punch, 1-3/4" circle punch, scallop trim border punch, fashionable hearts embosslits die, Big Shot!, and sticky strip!

Have a great week everyone and make sure you get some time in for yourself to stamp a little!  XOXO  Kari

Saturday, February 4, 2012

Valentine treats

I love making treats for my daughter's class for holidays.  But this year she wanted to get the boring box treats/cards that you assemble.  Before buying them, I asked if she was sure she wanted to do that, telling her I had lots of cute ideas for the kids.  She said, "No Mom, just make my teacher something."  We got home and I showed her one of the things I had planned and she said, "awwwwww".  Hmmmm, told ya so!  Mother always knows best!  So instead, I will show my club girls how to make these cute and fast treats.  They've been seen across the web on several different blogs but I changed it up a bit with the colors I like.  Hope you enjoy!

Your base piece of cardstock is 2 1/4" x 6 1/2" and then score at 2 1/2" & 4"

I punched a 1/2 circle at the top for a hole for the stick


Cardstock:  Pear pizzazz, baja breeze, whisper white, & Twitterpated DSP

Stamp Set:  PS I Love You

Accessories:  1-3/4" scallop circle punch, 1-3/8" circle punch, 1" circle punch, 1/2" circle punch, stampin dimensionals, pear pizzazz 1/2" stitched-poly ribbon, sticky strip

If you haven't checked out the Sell-A-Bration catalog yet, click on the icon at the top of this page.  Or if you like to receive a copy by mail drop me an e-mail, karlita@tctwest.net and I can get one sent to you.   I'd love to hear from you! 

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Happiest Birthday Wishes

So have any of you wondered how I came up with my blog name?  Do you notice the time of day that I do all my posts?  I am a night owl!  Early mornings are not my cup of tea.  Never have been and probably never will be.  My children are even turning out like me :)  My husband learned real early from the get go that he doesn't mess with me in the mornings, otherwise, there's consequences!  So this job is just perfect for me because I set my own hours.  Can't get any better than that! 

For those of you just checking in, Stampin' Up! has started the greatest Sale-A-Bration of the Year! 

There are THREE wonderful ways for you to benefit during Sale-A-Bration… here they are!
  • Purchase the Stampin' Up! Starter Kit: During Sale-A-Bration, the Starter Kit is just $125 ($50 off!) AND, for purchasing it you will get a FREE Digital Download OR pack of Designer Series Paper every month for a year!! And those two items are interchangeable and YOUR CHOICE!!!! One month you can pick a download and the next a DSP pack. You can purchase the Starter Kit and receive this deal through March.  If you don't purchase it until March, you'll loose a freebie. And if you only want to be a demonstrator for the discount, there are plenty of "hobby" demonstrators in Stampin' Up!  That's why I originally started.  For more details on joining CLICK HERE.
  • Hosting a Workshop or being your own Hostess!: When you host a workshop during Sale-A-Bration or place a large order that qualifies for it's own Hostess Benefits, you'll get extra perks! For a $150 workshop or order, a FREE TOTE BAG is given!!!! For a $400 workshop or order, an ENTIRE bundle is given – this bundle includes the Sale-A-Bration Exclusive Paper, Brads, Ribbon and coordinating Stamp Set!!
  • Ordering!: For EVERY $50 spent, a FREE gift can be selected from the Sale-A-Bration brochure — and there's NO LIMIT!!!! Spend $50, get a free gift. Spend $100, get 2 free gifts. Spend $400, get 8 gifts PLUS the hostess bundle and tote bag!  **If you have a $150 order please let me know because I have to place the order for you to earn the free tote bag!**



Today's creation is from the ever-so-cute hostess stamp set, Happiest Birthday Wishes.  It's such an easy card to duplicate if you need a card in a hurry! 


Cardstock:  Wild wasabi, so saffron, very vanilla, and Just Add Cake DSP

Stamp set:  Happiest Birthday Wishes

Accessories:  1/2" poppy parade stitched-poly ribbon, scallop edge border punch, large oval punch, Big Shot!, Lots of tags sizzlits die

Hope you enjoy tonights card.  As always, I look forward to hearing from you.  karlita@tctwest.net