Sunday, January 31, 2010
Friday, January 29, 2010
Wednesday, January 27, 2010
If you haven't ordered your Pink Paislee Cupid papers from Barb now is your time! You can still get these great papers to make your Valentine cards!
Items that Kim used that are available in the store:
~Pink Paislee Cupid Postcards
~Pink Paislee Cupid Love Potion
~Copic Sketch Markers
~Signo White Gel Pen
~Scrapbook Adhesive 3D Foam Squares
Be sure to check out yesterday's post regarding the American Crafts Ribbon FREEBIES and also don't forget about the FREE SHIPPING deal and the FREQUENT BUYER PROGRAM.
Monday, January 25, 2010
For each purchase of $5.00 in American Crafts products, you will receive a FREE spool of ribbon!
If you purchase $5.00 in American Crafts paper and any package of thickers, you will receive TWO FREE spools of ribbon!
In other words:
~ a purchase of thickers will get you FREE ribbon
~ a purchase of $5.00 in other American Crafts product will get you FREE ribbon
~ a purchase of $5.00 in American Crafts product and a thicker will get you TWO FREE ribbons
~ a purchase of 5 thickers will get you FIVE FREE ribbons
This is your sale....so you buy what you need and well toss in some ribbon!!
Check out ALL of these fun collections!!!
Saturday, January 23, 2010
This first card uses some of the label shapes off of the Sincerely sheet. The minute I saw the blue tag, I thought of a cloud...and how perfect that the provided me with a round green tag for my *tree!* I hand cut the tree trunk and then needed some birds for my tree. The are cut out from the See You sheet and are already glittered! Relax is a Flair Adhesive Badge which adds a fun punch to the card.
Get well soon features a pink label that I cut out of the Sincerely sheet. I cut the blue flower out of the Faithfully sheet. Background paper is Greetings. Feel Better Soon is from Note Flair. This collection is so fun to mix and match and the scale of the designs make it perfect for cardmaking!!
Miss you features a journaling sticker from American Crafts that I re-purposed for a design element. Again I used a label cut from the Sincerely sheet and a Flair Adhesive Badge. Background paper is Respectfully.
Be sure to check out all of the fun accessories with this collection...everything you need to make some gorgeous spring projects!!
Tuesday, January 19, 2010
We have decided to go with all 6 month terms this term. Please join me in congratulating the new team!
1. Michelle Pearson - DT Coordinator
2. Julie Okada
3. Danni Reid
4. Kim Gruetzmacher
5. Trudy Sjolander
6. Julie Glasgow
Looking forward to a great term!
Saturday, January 16, 2010
Who says Imaginisce Polar Expressions is just for Christmas time? These papers can be used all winter long (especially in Wisconsin where it seems Winter lasts for 9 months...lol!)
Kim also used Copic Markers and Spica Glitter Pens for her card.
Tuesday, January 12, 2010
Saturday, January 9, 2010
1. How long have you been stamping, how did you start?!
I have been stamping for 12 years. I started when my daughter was born. It actually all started with scrapbooking. My first scrapbook was created as a Christmas gift for my parents. In putting the book together, I found that I was having a problem with stickers. I loved them so much, but once I used them, they were gone and I could not use them again. Then, a neighbor invited me to a Stampin’ Up! workshop. I loved the images, and I could use them again and again. I got hooked on stamping. I love to add stamped images to my scrapbook pages, and also love that I can use the images on cards. I spent several years as a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator, but have now retired to just enjoy the artistic venture.
2. What is your creative ritual when creating?!
I usually start with an image, some paper, or a sketch I want to use. I often start with a sketch for sketch challenges because they give me a clear jumping off point. Once I have chosen my stamp and paper, I choose Copics colors to match my paper. I will then color my image, watching along the way to be sure it matches the color scheme of the paper. Then, if using a sketch, I cut my paper and image to reflect the elements in the sketch and put the pieces together. Sometimes, at this point, I get a hankering to use embossing folders or die cuts. I try to remember not to glue it down right away, just in case I want to add ribbon or brads, because I don’t want those to show on the inside of the card. I will then look at the card to see what areas need to be filled in. I usually choose flowers because I just love flowers. I also like brads, charms and Dew Drops to add that extra flair. I should let you know that I am a messy crafter. I like everything neat and organized, but it never ends up that way.
3. What is your favorite embellishment?!
FLOWERS! I just love Prima’s. I also really love embossing folders, brads, ribbon, Dew Drops, and other types of flair.
4. Where do you draw inspiration from?!
I am seriously addicted to blogging. I have a few favorite crafters from around the world that really inspire me to stretch beyond my norm and go the extra mile in the artistic aspect of stamping. I also find inspiration in color choices from designer papers, clothing, and sunsets, anything that has color patterns that evoke emotion.
5. What does your work say about you?!
Unfortunately, I think my work reveals something about me that is not necessarily a good thing. I am a bit of a perfectionist. I have a desire to be the best, so I am always striving to improve my style. However, stamping also helps me in so many ways, especially as a stress reliever. It allows me to leave the left, analytical side of my brain behind for a while and just be free to create.
6. What are you reading right now?!
I just finished reading Prairie Tale (Melissa Gilbert’s Autobiography). Since then, I have been exercising the left side of my brain by doing logic problems. Other than that, I read blog posts. I suppose I am fascinated by real people and real lives. Blogs are an opportunity to get to know real people from all over the world. I love getting to know other crafters.
Thursday, January 7, 2010
Ok, now you have had time to recover from the Holiday's by now....and you have all of those photos waiting to be scrapped.....and Have I Got A Deal For YOU!!
Polar Expresssiond Collection Kit Imaginisce
12 Sheets Paper ( 1 of each design)
6 Stamps (1 of each design)
1 Stockings and Stuff Rub On
1 Frosty Phrases Rub On
1 Warm Wishes Chipboard Stickers
1 Polar Fleece
1 Cozy Sticker Stacker
1 Package Poinsettia Flowers (10 flowers)
6 Stamps - 1 of each design
1 Holiday Trimmings Ribbon
This set is all packaged up and it is currently on sale for a SAVINGS of $11.75!
Everything you need to preserve your families memories while they are all still fresh in your mind! Add the FREE SHIPPING over $50.00 deal and the FREQUENT BUYER PROGRAM and you multiply the savings!! Then come on back and share the pages you've created, We would love to see them!
DESIGN TEAM CALL UPDATE>>>>>>>>>>>>
I neglected to add a due date to the call when I posted it earlier.....so let's have your applications in by January 13th, and we will announce the new team shortly thereafter.
Thank you for the applications that I have received....and there is still time to reply if you're debating! Read all about the call HERE!