Tuesday, January 25, 2011

SALE-A-BRATION is heeeeere!

It's Sale-A-Bration time again and friends, fresh ideas, and free product is what it's all about!

Every year Stampin' Up! gives customers, hostesses, and new demonstrators the opportunity to earn fantastic, FREE, limited-edition products they'll enjoy for years to come.

Here's how Sale-A-Bration (SAB)works:

When you spend $60 on Stampin' Up! merchandise, you'll receive a FREE SAB reward. There's no limit--for every $60 you spend, you can select another FREE Sale-A-Bration reward! Click here to shop 24/7 or email me your list of goodies by providing the item name and code.

When you host a workshop of at least $395 (before tax and shipping), you'll receive a free SAB reward in addition to all of the regular hostess benefits! Click here to book your party!

During Sale-A-Bration, anyone who joins as a demonstrator gets 15% off the price of the Standard or Digital+ Starter Kits--that's over $375 worth of high-quality Stampin' Up! products for just $182.75! In addition, new demonstrators get a FREE Bonus Bundle worth up to $60! To take advantage of this special, limited-time offer, contact me today.

This Sale-A-Bration promotion starts TODAY and runs through March 31, so don't miss your chance to earn free products! Check out the catalogue to make your wish list of FREE product!

Thursday, January 20, 2011

In my spare time?

HA! What spare time!?! Don't get me wrong...I'm not complaining - my life is full with things I love and I am thankful to God for that.

So.... in my spare time, I created a couple of pieces for you to take a peek at and perhaps be inspired by.

I am loooooving the Rich Razzleberry card stock and my Big Shot Bigz Dies - especially the Flowers Daisies #2 template! Take a look...

Burst of Kindness

Stamp Set: Heard from the Heart
Card Stock: Rich Razzleberry, Whisper White, Early Espresso, Pretty in Pink
Ink: Early Espresso
Accessories: Rhinestone, Silver brads, Flowers Daisies #2 Bigz Die, Big Shot, Glue Dots, Snail Adhesive, Mat Pack, Paper Piercing Tool

"Make It Instructions"
1. Cut Rich Razzleberry card stock in half lengthwise so the finishing dimensions are 4.25" x 11" and fold in half
2. Cut Whisper White 4" x 5.25"
3. Put Rich Razzleberry, Early Espresso, Pretty in Pink card stock through the Big Shot using the Flowers Daisies #2 Bigz Die. Put through the Big Shot separately
4. Take the largest piece of the Rich Razzleberry, the middle sized piece of the Early Espresso and the smallest size of Pretty in Pink card stock and situate so they layer. Adhere together with glue dots
5. Take the circle scrap from the Rich Razzleberry card stock you put through the Big Shot and place in the centre of your Daisy using a Glue Dot
6. Place a rhinestone in the middle and push down
7. Ink the "Kindness" sentiment with Early Espresso ink and stamp on the Whisper White card stock
8. Using the mat pack & paper piercing tool, pierce the bottom right of the Whisper White card stock three times filling the pierced areas with the 3 silver brads
9. Adhere the Whisper White onto the Rich Razzleberry using the Snail Adhesive.

A card I made in less than TEN minutes! Can't beat that!! I have to say that is one of my favourite cards. I feel it has high impact AND it's SUUUUPER easy to make!

Here's the other cute piece I made.

Treat Box for ME??
This "pillow box" is a GREAT way to bless someone with a small surprise. You can fill with: chocolates, candy, beads, jewelery, droopies (for all you Dutch folks out there...). Or you can fill with stamping supplies like rhinestones, a small stamp or two, ribbon :) The possibilities are endless!

Stamp Set: Punch Bunch (From the Sale-a-bration catalogue)
Card Stock: Rich Razzleberry, Whisper White
Ink: Early Espresso , Rich Razzleberry, Garden Green, Marina Mist
Accessories: 1 3/4" Scallop Circle Punch, Rich Razzleberry/Marina Mist/Early Espresso markers, Pretty in Pink 5/8" ribbon, Sticky Strip, Dimensional, Pillow Box Bigz Die, Big Shot

"Make It" Instructions
1. Cut Rich Razzleberry card stock to 5" x 5.5" and put through the Big Shot using the Pillow Box Bigz die and standard cutting pads
2. Using sticky strip, assemble the pillow box following score & perforated lines
3. On the "For You" stamp from the Punch Bunch stamp set, use the following markers:
  • Early Espresso for the scalloped edge
  • Rich Razzleberry on the flower
  • Garden Green on the stems 
  • Marina Mist on the "For You"
4. Cut 3.5" of the Pretty in Pink ribbon and adhere to the pillow box using Sticky Strip.
5.  Punch out the "For You" stamp using the Scallop Punch and adhere to the pillow box using a dimensional

Sooooo adorably cute! I can't wait until I can give this precious Pillow Box to someone special.

You want to make it too? You can....very easily. You can either email me to let me know what you need or you can order 24/7 off my website!
Happy Stamping!

Friday, January 14, 2011

Just Believe

I finally received this gorgeous stamp set (Just Believe) and I love it! It is soooo versatile!

I took a few minutes (likely 10 at the most) to think about how I wanted to use the stamp set and complete a card.

I really like how it turned out!

One of the great things about this card is you can use any greeting or phrase with it. The one I used came with the set but you can also use 'Happy Birthday", "Happy Anniversary", "Thinking of You", "Praying for You"... The list is endless!!

Stamp Set: Just Believe
Card Stock: Early Espresso, Old Olive, Whisper White
Ink: Early Espresso, Old Olive
Accessories: 1 3/4" Circle Punch, 1 3/8" Circle Punch, Dimensionals, Adhesive

Make it! Instructions
1. Take an 8 1/2 x 11" Early Espresso card stock and cut in half lengthwise and fold in half. Final dimension: 5.5" x 4.25"
2. Cut Old Olive card stock to 5.25" x 4"
3. Cut Whisper White card stock to 5" x 3.75"
4. Sponge Early Espresso ink on the edge of the Whisper White card stock
5. Ink the plant stamp with Early Espresso and stamp the Whisper White card stock on the left hand side
6. Ink the phrase stamp with Old Olive ink and stamp the right hand side
7. Adhere the Whisper White to the Old Olive card stock and then tear both pieces from top to bottom ensuring you tear around the saying
8. Take the circle shaped flower stamp and ink it with Early Espresso and stamp on Whisper White. Punch out using the 1 3/8" Circle Punch
9. Take the 1 3/4" Circle Punch and placing the Whisper White/Old Olive combo card stock ONLY halfway in the punch and punch out
10. Take the same circle punch and punch out Old Olive card stock
11. Place a dimensional on the back of the circle shaped flower image and place on the Old Olive circle cut out
12. Adhere this in the Circle cut out

Finito! See - that wasn't hard!

Go out on a limb and see for yourself how easy it is! I really love this card and the stamp set and will definitely be demo'ing this at future workshops!

Want to try making this card and need supplies? Go here to shop 24/7 or send me an email letting me know what you need.


Wednesday, January 5, 2011

New Occassions Mini Catalogue is available!!

Finally!! The new Occassions Mini Catalogue is available! Check out what it has to offer! (If you can't download it, check out the products at my online store).

At the January Stamp Camps, I will be demonstrating the following stamp sets:

Valentine's Defined
Build a Blossom (plus the coordinating punch!)

I also will have the very glittery (but NOT messy) Glimmer Paper. It's an awesome product and perfect for Valentine's Day cards....or any card!

For those coming to Stamp Camp, remember that the class fee is waived if you place a minimum $25 order! Check out the catalogue to start building your order!

For those not coming to Stamp Camp but want to, spots are filling up fast! The first two classes are full but the following dates are available (click here to register):
  • Jan 19 (6 spots left)
  • Jan 26 (4 spots left)
  • Jan 28 (7 spots left)
If you can't come but want to place an  order, feel free. Just send me the item name and item code to StampingWithRachel@gmail.com by January 14 or you can shop 24/7 here!

Remember, Follow my blog or add a comment to any of my postings to be entered into a draw for a SURPRISE GIVE-A-WAY!

Saturday, January 1, 2011

Card Samples

It's New Year's Day and what was I up to, you ask? Making cards!!! Soooo fun. My friend placed an order before Christmas and I thought it was high time to get them done now that the hub bub and busyness of the holidays are over. So, while Jordyn was down for her nap (aaahhhh) and Corey & Olivia were watching some funny YouTube videos, I was in my element making some cards.

These were CASE'd (Copy And Share Everything) from either the catalogue or from other Stampin' Up! bloggers. Other people's creativity astounds me. I love it!!

Mish Mash Birthday Cards

The card with the octopus doesn't have an age in the white circle as requested by my friend which is a great idea. I made a whole bunch that has "6" for Olivia's friends who are turning 6 this year.

Out of the bunch, I wanted to highlight this one:

B is for Birthday

Card Stock
Rich Razzleberry
Melon Mambo
Early Espresso
Pretty in Pink
Whisper White

Pretty in Pink
Chocolate Chip
Craft Whisper White

Stamp Set
Party Hearty
Look Who's Turning

1/2" Circle Punch
Big Shot
Square Lattice Embossing Folder
Dotted Scallop Ribbon Punch
Versa Mark
Bone Folder
Sticky Strip
Snail Adhesive
Glue Dots

"Make It" Instructions
1. Cut the Rich Razzleberry card stock 5.5" x 8.5" and fold in half using the bone folder
2. Cut the Melon Mambo card stock to 3.25" x 1.50"
3. Cut the Espresso card stock to 2" x 3.5" and another piece at 1.50"
4. Cut the Pretty in Pink card stock to 2.25" x 2"
5. Cut the Whisper White card stock to 2" x 1.75"
6. Take the confetti stamp from "Look Who's Turning" stamp set and ink it with the Craft Whisper White. Stamp the outer edge of the Rich Razzleberry card stock. Re-ink after every stamp. You can either let it dry for 15 mins or be very careful when doing the following steps as you don't want to smudge the white ink
7. Place the larger Espresso card stock in the Square Lattice embossing folder and put it through the Big Shot. Apply with Sticky Strip to the left hand side of the Rich Razzleberry card stock
8. Using the gift box stamp from Party Hearty, ink it in the Versamark Pad and stamp the Melon Mambo card stock. Re-ink after every stamp
9. Adhere and center the Melon Mambo on the Rich Razzleberry card stock using Snail Adhesive.
10. Ink the "B is for Birthday" stamp from Party Hearty in Pretty in Pink and stamp the Whisper White card stock
11. Ink the "star" in the middle of the B is for Birthday stamp with Early Espresso
12. Punch the Early Espresso star with the circle punch
13. Place a dimensional on the back of the star and place in the middle of the stamped "B is for Birthday"
14. Use the Dotted Scallop Ribbon Punch on the smaller piece of Early Espresso and adhere to the right side of the Melon Mambo card stock using glue dots.

Voila you're done!

Don't you just absolutely love it??! If you need any of the materials to make this card, click here to order 24/7!

Remember, "Follow Me" to be eligible to win a SURPRISE give-a-way! I realize that not all of you have capability to "Follow Me" so I've sweetened the pot a bit :) There are 3 ways to enter to win:
  1. "Follow Me" = 1 entry
  2. Add a comment letting me know which card you like the best and why = 1 entry
  3. Both! "Follow Me" AND add a comment = 2 entries

Finally - have a WONDERFUL 2011!! I look forward to seeing what's in store. What I'm confidant of is that God will be lighting our path. I'm so glad He was born :)