Friday, July 6, 2012

Hey Stampers & scrappers! Let's start some weekend inspiration. Here is a card I made using the spritz/emboss resist technique. It is the same technique I used on the 4th of July blue ribbon card. I used the new stamp set Serene Silhouettes. This set is great stamp set for ghosting, masking, and resisting techniques. I embossed the stamped image and then spritzed over it using our new spritzers and stampin' up reinkers. Want to make a card using this technique? Come to class this Tuesday, the 10th to learn this fun technique. PRODUCT SHARES GOING ON RIGHT NOW! Want to have all the new accessories?! Sign up for a product share! This allows you to get a sample of each item. I am doing 3 shares: Accessories Share Ribbon share Designer Paper Share You can mix & match or take all 3. Sign up for all 3 shares and receive a free gift from me! Have questions or want to sign up for a share? Email me vilmaldonado@earthlink.net. Have a Stampin' great weekend!

Monday, July 2, 2012

4th of July Fun!

Hey Stampers & scrappers! As I mentioned last week, I love this set! Here is another blue Ribbon card I created for my technique class this Thursday night. It is just in time for the the 4th.
This is a spritzer emboss resist technique along with some paper piercing. Join me this Thursday night to make this great card and a few others. Don't forget...the Reason to smile promotion is going on now! Did you get the details? If not, email me vilmaldonado@earthlink.net for more information on how you can get an exclusive stamp set for just 5$! Happy stampin'!

Friday, June 29, 2012

Hey Stampers & scrappers!
You're Amazing! You really are! This is a new stamp set from the 2012-2013 catalog called YOU'RE AMAZING. I really love this set because it will make some really great masculine cards. It is super versatile. On this card, I used the new In color called Midnight Muse and Baja Breeze. I embossed the midnight layer with the houndstooth folder and made a top note from the big shot. I stamped the hot air balloon image using our name foam ink pads. I let it dry for about a minute, then went to town sponging. Be sure to drag the sponge, don't pounce. I Started with the lightest color first and slowly progressed to the darkest. When I finished sponging, I used a sponge with our whisper white ink and pounced on a few spots to create the clouds. I finished it off with a greeting from the ITTY BITTY BANNERS set and some baker's twine. I also used some of our frost white shimmer spray just to give it a bit of shimmer. Want to learn some great techniques like this?! Join me July 5 @7:30 for a technique class. Can't make the class? The kit with instructions will be on sale later this month. Hostess special still going on! Get over 100$ of free products! Email me: vilmaldonado@earthlink.net to reserve your spot, to get a kit, or get free products. Have a stampin' fun weekend!

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Everything Eleanor

Hey Stampers & scrappers! Today I have a cute and simple card I made using the Everything Eleanor set(124162), Teeny Tiny Wishes (115370), 2 3/8 scallop punch (118874) & 1 3/8 circle punch (119860), and a pearl (119247). What do you think?! I challenge you to try in with different colors! This stamp set is so great with purples, as well as, neutrals. Come back and let me know what you come up with! Happy stampin'!

Monday, June 25, 2012

Faux Sew

Hey Stampers & scrappers! As most of you know, I have no clue how to sew! I wish so much that I did. I keep borrowing sewing machines telling myself I am going to learn. I love our Stampin' Up fabric and how it coordinates with so many of our accessories. Here is an apron I made for a baking camp last week. It is so cute and the girls in the camp had so much fun making them. They especially loved cranking out the flowers on the big shot. I used a dish towel, our candy cane lane fabric, the flower folds die & of course....my best friend...the GLUE GUN! You can use any of our fabric to make adorable accessories like the flower I added on the side. I used the Flower folds bigz die to create this layered look. These dies are great for making appliqu├ęs, hair bows, pins, headbands, & so much more. Have a crafty great day!

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Blue Ribbon Bonanza!

As I mentioned yesterday, I love this set! I promised you another card using the same colors & set and here it is! I used the Lattice Embossing folder, the New Apothecary Accents framelits, crimper, Twitterpated DSP, Basic Gray, Baja, & Cajun Craze Cardstock, along with the Blue Ribbon stamp set. Stay tuned tomorrow for a sample of a card from my July classes. Subscribe to my blog & be entered in a drawing to win some great stamping prizes!

Monday, June 18, 2012

Blue Ribbon

Hey stampers & scrappers! Today I sat down to play with one of the new free sets Stampin' Up gave me. It's called Blue Ribbon (125979). I am always looking for masculine sets to use. This set is so great because it can be a birthday card, congrats, or so much more! I broke out my good 'ole crimper on some whisper white card stock & sponged the edges with basic gray. I combined the twitter pated DSP with some cajun craze & Baja card stock, and also some cork. A few brads & viola! Keep your eyes peeled for my next post and you can see how I created a different card using the same colors & products! Happy Stampin'!

Saturday, June 9, 2012

Hey Stampers & scrappers! My wonderful UPS man brought all of these FREE sets to me yesterday. Yes....you read it correctly....FREE! There were so many I couldn't get them all in the picture. Just one of the MANY reasons I love being a Stampin' Up demonstrator! Right now you can customize your starter kit and pay just 99$ to join the fun. You can get 125$ worth of products and a continual discount on your favorite products for just 99$! Stampin' Up is so flexible. Do as much or as little as you want! I would love to answer any questions you may have about joining. Feel free to email me: Vilmaldonado@earthlink.net I have a free stamp set for all who join this month!

Sunday, June 3, 2012

Hey stampers & scrappers! So, I have been doing a lot of My Digital Stuido pages lately. I absolutely love creating using our same Stampin' Up products just on the computer! A few weekends ago I went on a yearly scrapbooking weekend with 2 of my closest friends. It was back to paper scrapping' and boy did I miss it! Here is one of the many layouts I created that weekend. I hope it gives you some inspiration and gets you scrappin'! Feel like you've lost your scrappin' Mojo?! Join us for scrap club! We are starting in July and running through November. We will meet once a month to create a few pages, chat, and inspire each other. If you can't make it to the club nights, you can get the kits from our gatherings mailed to you. If you would like to reserve your spot or learn more about it, email me: vilmaldonado@earthlink.net. Happy scrappin'!

Friday, June 1, 2012

I'm Back!!!

I'm Finally back! After a major technical issue that took months to resolve, I am finally back!
I am so excited for the new 2012-2013 Catalog!! You are going to love it! It has so many great new items. If you would like a copy of the new catalog, email me here. Pictured above is a card I made using the Everything Eleanor set. Purchase the Eleanor Bundle (stamp set & 2 other items from list) and receive this card kit free! Here are the details: 124162 Everything Eleanor Set 123130 Designer Frames Folders 121809 Framed Tulip Folder 118854 2 3/8 Scallop circle Punch 119860 1 3/8 Circle punch 119859 Extra Large Oval punch 119247 Pearl Basic Jewels 118481 Victoria crochet trim 126963 Perfect Plum Ink 126969 Elegant Eggplant Ink 105126 Elegant Eggplant Cardstock 101650 Vanilla Cardstock Stampin' UP just announced this morning that during June and July, hostesses who hold a minimum $450 workshop will receive an additional $50 in hostess FREE merchandise dollars--that's in addition to the $65 they already receive for a $450 workshop! I have spaces open for end of June & July, so email me asap to reserve a date to stamp with your friends! Plus, I am giving 2 free gifts to my June & July hostesses! Be sure to check my calendar here for all of my upcoming classes & events. I look forward to stampin' with you soon!