Thursday, August 27, 2009

Join My Team!

Join My Team and become a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator for just $85. The special limited-time Mini Starter Kit is available only through August 31, so don't hesitate. The Mini Starter Kit contains many of the items you need to get started in your new business, including:

For All You Do stamp set
In Color Classic Stampin' Pads (6)
Whisper White card stock (8-1/2" x 11")
In Color assorted card stock (8-1/2" x 11")
Business forms and tools

Or if you want to buy the standard $199 Starter Kit, in addition to the supplies listed below, you'll get all six of the new In Color Classic Stampin' Pads and one pack of In Color assorted card stock (8-1/2" x 11")--a $43 value FREE! The standard Starter Kit (already a $350 value) includes:

Four stamp sets of your choice (within certain price-points)
A Stampin' Around wheel, handle, and ink cartridge
Stampin' Pastels
Card stock
Eastern Blooms D├ęcor Elements and applicator tool
Five Classic Stampin' Pads (again, you choose the colors)
VersaMark Pad
Stampin' Scrub and Mist
Blender pens
Business forms and tools

These special offers--the Mini Starter Kit and the In Color add-on to the standard Starter Kit--are only available through August 31, so you must act fast!

Everyone who joins my team before August 31 will have a chance to win a free stamp set from me. The drawing will be held on Labor Day.

The cool thing about being a Stampin' Up demonstrator is that you can make it your own. Hobby demonstrators are basically in it for the discount, free stuff, resources, perks & fun. You do not have to hold any workshops or go out to do parties. Business demonstrators, take orders from friends, hold workshops and stamp camps. You set your own schedule and work at your own pace.

As a demonstrator, you receive an instant income discount on all orders and are eligible for monthly commissions too. Demonstrators can attend the annual convention in Salt Lake City, Utah and regional training seminars which are held at various locations across the country and Canada. I have been to convention twice and regional seminars. They are a blast.

In addition, demonstrators receive the same discounts on sale items as customers. You can earn free merchandise usually in the form of stamp sets or other supplies based on certain fun promotions, contests, quarterly sales, calendar sales, title promotions.

I would be your supervisor and show you how everything works. I am availabe by email 24 hours per day. I check my email often. I am available by phone during the day and early evening hours. As a member of my team, you would receive my monthly newsletter, be invited to my team meetings where we eat and stamp, have full access to the Stampin' Up Demonstrator web site and access to demonstrator support by phone. You would receive the Stampin' Success monthly magazine and be eligible to participate in sneek peeks. There are also many demonstrator only social network sites to join where everyone shares projects and ideas.

Email me at if you would like more information or just go to my website at and click on Start Your Own Business and Join Now! You will need my password ediestamps to join.

Happy Stampin', EdieB

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Stamping 411 SSC 113

Have you been to Stamping 411? The Stamping 411 blog is a plethora of information and inspiration. Saturday is their Sketch Challenge hosted by Saline Kempton. Check it out and when you are there don't forget to look over the How To buttons on the right.

So, this is my SSC 113 card. I have been dying to use this little guy from the Halloween Hoot set. Free kisses are not necessarily scary unless it's a frog giving them away, right?

Stamp Set: Halloween Hoot
Paper: Basic Gray, Basic Black and Whisper White cardstock, Cast-A-Spell Designer Series Paper
Ink: Basic Black and Old Olive Classic Inks, Black Staz-On
Other: Billboard Alphabet Sizzix die, Big Shot, Ticket Corner Punch, Sliver Brads, White Satin Ribbon, Black Gingham Ribbon, Designer Jumbo Brad from Silver HodgePodge Hardware, Stampin' Dimensionals, Aqua Painter, Glue Stick, Snail

You can shop for this stamp set and other Stampin Up! supplies by clicking the Order On Linebutton on my sidebar at the right. Thanks for stopping by and Happy Stampin'!

Friday, August 21, 2009

Razzleberry Lemonade Petals

The cards shown here feature the new In Colors and matching polka dot ribbons. Yummy! My inspiration was Maxine, my wonderful upline, who challenged us to create a set of cards using only one stamp set. My stamp set was Petal Pizzaz (p. 113 IBC). I took this challenge one step further using only the new In Colors, just one pack of Razzleberry Lemonade Designer Series Paper (p. 162 IBC) and just one sentiment set, Really Retro (which is still available on the Dormant List p. 132 2009 IBC).

What do you think? Check out the close ups.

My Fabulous Friend card:
Stamp Sets: Petal Pizzaz, Really Retro
Classic Ink: Rich Razzleberry
Paper: Rich Razzleberry, Whisper White, Razzleberry Lemonade DSP
Other: Modern Label Punch, Photo Corners Punch, Rich Razzleberry Polka Dot Grosgrain Ribbon, Silver Brads, Jumbo Brads

Next card is done with Dusty Durango:
Stamp Sets: Petal Pizzaz, Really Retro
Classic Ink: Dusty Durango
Paper: Dusty Durango, Whisper White, Razzleberry Lemonade DSP
Other: Modern Label Punch, Boho Blossoms Punch, Dusty Durango Polka Dot Grosgrain Ribbon, Silver Brads, Jumbo Eyelet and Crop-A-Dile

Mellon Mambo:
Stamp Sets: Petal Pizzaz, Really Retro
Classic Ink: Melon Mambo
Paper: Melon Mambo, Whisper White, Razzleberry Lemonade DSP
Other: Modern Label Punch, Melon Mambo Polka Dot Grosgrain Ribbon, Silver Brads, Jumbo Brads, Metal Edged Tag & Clips Assortment

Thank you for stopping by and Happy Stampin'!

Saturday, August 15, 2009

Tall Tales Punch Art Book

Hi Everyone! I would like to share with you the Punch Art On Board Journal that my Hostess Club is making. I got the idea for this cute little book from Angie Kennedy Juda's blog Chic n' Scratch which you can find here. Look under video tutorials.

You'll see that one page of the book features the punch art image fully assembled and the adjoining page features the separate punched pieces needed to create it. This is not only fun to make but it is a great resource for your Stampin' Up! library.

I used a 5"x5" On Board Journal for my version. Since the book starts out with different punched animals I used the Tall Tales Designer Series Papers along with complimentary cardstocks for layering. All supplies are Stampin' Up! Check at the end of this post for a complete supply list.

I chose the frog for the cover because I love the flower design of this sheet of Tall Tales paper. The Old Olive cardstock frog is a perfect compliment to the Rose Red & Brilliant Blue posies. Keep a watch out soon for a Halloween card featuring this little froggie guy.

Punches used for the Frog:

One 1-3/8 " Circle
One Large Oval
Two Small Ovals
One small flower from Boho Blossom punch cut in three pieces for toes
Two 1/2" Circles for whites of eyes
Two 1/4# Circles for black dots of eyes.

The lion is punched from More Mustard and his mane is a Chocolate Chip Scallop Circle punched twice. By twice, I mean that you punch one Chocolate Chip circle and adhere it to a piece of copy paper using Tombow. Slide it into the Scallop Circle punch and turn it slightly so the scallops don't line up flush but instead the point of the scallop is at the top of the curve so that when punched the second time, you are left with the pointed lion's mane.

The tale is made from half of a large oval frame. To make the frame, first punch a Small More Mustard Oval, then punch a Large Oval around the hole left from the Small Oval punch. You will see that I arranged the small and large ovals on my reference page in a way that I will be reminded exactly how I did this.

Punches used for the Lion:

One Scallop Circle punched twice
One 1-3/8" Circle
One 1" Circle
Two 1/2" Circles
One Small Oval
One Large Oval
One small flower from the Boho Blossom punch
Two More Mustard 1/4" Circles
One Chocolate Chip 1/4" Circles

The Hippo did not have a body so I fashioned one for her in much the same manner as the Lion. I used a larger circle punch for her body since hippos are naturally a bit more voluptuous than lions. :O)

I wanted her legs to be longer so I used two Small Ovals which I placed back to back and then trimmed by approximately one-third.

She has a jaw line which is not easy to see in this photograph. Create the jaw line by layering two 1-3/8" Circles slightly offset. Place the Word Window teeth between the two circles for added dimension. Highlight the 1/4" Circle nostrils with a bit of White Signo Gel Pen.

Punches used for the Hippo:

One 1-3/4" Circle
Two 1-3/8" Circles
Two Basic Gray Large Ovals for ears
Two Basic Black Small Ovals for ears
One Large Oval for snout
Two Small Ovals for legs
Two Whisper White 1/4" Circles
Two Basic Black 1/4" Circles
Word Window

Supplies Used for this Project:

Punches as above.
Paper: Tall Tales Designer Series Paper, Old Olive, Rose Red, Chocolate Chip, More Mustard, So Saffron, Basic Gray, Basic Black & Whisper White cardstocks
Classic Inks: Old Olive, More Mustard, Basic Gray
White Signo Gel Pen, Basic Black Stampin' Write Marker, 5x5 inch On Board Journal, Regal Rose, So Saffron & Old Olive 5/8" Grosgrain Ribbon, Stamping Sponges