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Catching up....

I don't know why it took me so long to figure it out, but I finally fixed it!  I now have the website linking to this blog.  I am sure it would seem simple to some of you, but to me it was a real trail and error.  I am very happy that I was able to figure it out for myself and not have to pay someone to do it for me...although I admit I was about a week away from that!  I hope you will enjoy your visit, and come back often!
MARCH, 2010 
Here's a snippet photo of what you have to look forward to for next month's Stamp Of The Month (SOTM) Club.  For just $25 you will receive the With All My Heart stamp set (item #118623 *clear-mount), all the materials to complete the monthly projects (5 this month...but I am thinking of adding a 6th, I just can't help myself) and the free club meeting where you can use all my tools, inks, complete your projects.  PLUS FULL COLOR DIRECTIONS FOR ALL PROJECTS!  Email me before the 15th of February for reserve your kit! Shipping Not Included in club kit fee.

*Wood-mount version available for an additional $4.66  

On Saturday, January 30th, Open House
Guests were able to try some new Stampin' Up! products while creating two Make & Take projects.  Many purchased my retired stamp sets, and misc. retired products, but I have to say that the most popular item had to be the completed cards and card-front samples.    Below is a photo of what was left after the sale (Sorry, forgot to take before photos...oops!)
The front table had a few items on display, a place to look through the catalog and place orders, a file of my class, club options, and even a place for one of the M&T's (That table was busy!) the table in the back right of this photo has what's left of my retired stamps...not much!  If you missed this Open House, watch for future dates...I will do again!


 Above is a shot of some of the Occasions Mini stamp sets showing both options, clear-mount or wood mount.  Everyone loved the chance to try both options. 

You can see the from the photo on the below I had a competitors acrylic block available to try right next to one of Stampin' Up!'s blocks.  The competitor's is shallow and not as easy to hold on to.  SU's has the wonderful smooth ridges all the way around.  It's kind of hard to see, but when you attend a class or book your workshop I will be happy to show you the difference in person!

I will continue working on my blog and hope to have more and more updates on a weekly basis, if not more frequent.  Until next time...Hugs, Karie B.

Welcome Neighbor Challenge

My upline often sends us a challenge to keep us on our toes.  This week she asked that we do something with the addorable Welcome Neighbor DSP from the Sale-a-bration mini.  Here's two of my submissions to her.
This first one is made with ALL DSP, Card stock, & some stamps!
I admit, it's my favorite!  The card base is made with Old Olive cs, layered with 4: x 5.25" DSP.  The house is a bit tricky since I didn't measure it while I was making it....just sort of winged it.  I will give you the measurements of the DSP and then know that each piece is matted about 1/8" in Old Olive, then the whole 'house' is matted in Pretty In Pink.  Here's what I did.   * Main House 2.5" x 2.75"  * Roof 3" x 1.25" (at peak)  * Door 1" x 2"  * Window 7/8" square Chimney 1/2" by 1.5".  I matted the roof AFTER I cut the trim with the Pinking Hearts Boarder punch, then just cut it out by hand.  The ribbon is 5/8" grosgrain in Old Olive.

The Dear Father card is my 2nd submission for the Welcome Neighbor DSP challenge.  It's pretty simply, Pumpkin Pie CS, torn DSP, the image is matted in Old Olive...and the tree is from Lovely As A Tree (a long time favorite of many of my too!) I inked the tree with brown Stazon ink then colored the tree by using my blender pen and markers.

The Love You Much card is what I had as the Make & Take for my January Hostess Workshops.  Real Red cs, Whisper White CS trimmed with the Scallop Trim Boarder from the SAB mini & Corner & stamp are from the Occasions mini.  Red Gingham ribbon...and the heart, now that was the fun part.  It's cut free hand from the 12" Sticky Paper (IB&C) and then DSP cut into tiny pieces to create the 'mosaic' on top. Afterward the hole thing is covered in Silver embossing powder and ...well, embossed of course. The heart is adhered with Stampin' Dimensionals.  It was a big hit at all the workshops!  I learned this idea while attending the Stampin' Up! Regional event while in Phoenix, AZ.  I love being a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator.  We get the greatest ideas!!!

Better Late......?

OK, so I am very behind on posting any samples.  But that is why I haven't 'officially' published this blog yet.  I don't want to disappoint anyone by doing so before I am organized and have all my links working properly.

BUT....Here's a sample of some things I have been playing with:

These two are using the Charming stamp set both were 
Stamp Of The Month projects.
Below are also from SOTM.  It's a great club! 
You should join too!

On Saturday we will be meeting to complete 
the projects for February!
This month we will be using the Vintage Vogue stamp set
from the Occasions Mini.

As soon as I can get my address to link to this site I am going to be better at posting things.  Since I am schedule for a blog tour coming up in March.....I better hurry huh?

Hugs, Karie B.