Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Happy New Year's Eve!

stampin up, valentine, cards, demonstrator, stampin up love you much bundleHi everyone!  Happy New Year's Eve!  What are your plans for tonight?

We don't have any... New Year's Eve is slightly overrated if you ask me!  It's so expensive to go out and it's really for nothing!  We might go over to my parent's house and grill out steaks or something, but that's about as exciting as it will get!  HAHA!

Last year we ended up at Denny's eating dinner... then we came back home and watched the ball drop. 

Tomorrow we are going to a friend's house for a New Year's Day party, so that will be a lot of fun!

Well, here's my card for today's sketch challenge over on Splitcoast Stampers.  I changed it slightly so I could use my oval Nestabilities that I got for Christmas!

The heart is stamped on whisper white and then cut out and popped up on dimensionals (you can't really tell from the picture).

Here are the rest of the details:
Paper: Whisper White, Chocolate Chip, Regal Rose, Taken w/ Teal, Valentine DP (all SU!)
Ink: Regal Rose (SU!)
Stamps: Heart (Inkadinkado)
Accessories: Oval nestabilities (spellbinders), white chocolate chip ribbon(SU!), Adhesive pearls (unknown vendor), Dimensionals (SU!)

Thanks for looking and I hope you have a wonderful day!!!

Sunday, December 28, 2008

Love You Much - 20% off Valentine's Bundle!

love you much bundle, valentines day, stampin up, stampin up demonstrator, stampin up saleI know Christmas JUST ended, but it's time to start thinking about those Valentine's in your life!  The new Love You Much bundle from Stampin' Up is the perfect way to get a jump start!  

Included is the Love You Much stamp set from the *NEW* 2009 Spring/Summer Catalog, Candy Lane designer paper (featuring Riding Hood Red & Pink Pirouette), and the Heart to Heart Punch... brand new!  You get all of this for 20% off the original pricing, so that's only $41.48!  It's a great deal!

Until further notice, this bundle can only be ordered by calling or emailing me your order.  I accept all major credit cards as well as check or money order for all called in and emailed orders.  Please email me at riley@divinedancer.com if you would like to order!

What did you get for Christmas??

ballet, dance, thank you cards, stampin up, demonstrator, valentine bundleHi everyone!  I am sorry that I haven't updated in quite a while... 'tis the season!

Now that things are starting to get back to normal, I should be back on my stampin' schedule!

Today's Featured Stamper on Splitcoast Stampers is Barbara (stampfilled dreams).  I chose this card to CASE!

I need a lot of thank you cards for all of the great families at the studio that thought of me at Christmas.  I thought this design was quite easy to make in bulk!  The slippers are from a little stamp set one of my students gave me last year from Delta Creative.  I haven't used them before, but this was a great time to pull it out!

That brings me to my next exciting piece of news... I got some NESTABILITIES for Christmas!!!!  Yay!!!  I got circles & ovals!  I was so excited to get them!  I can be "in style" now... haha!  Anyway, I used one of my nesties for the scalloped circle on these.

Another great thing about these cards is they are made totall from scraps!  (except for the main card).  Yay for using up scraps!  I am trying to get rid of this really old designer paper from Stampin' Up!

Ok, so maybe the holidays haven't been the ONLY thing keeping me away from my stampin' room lately!  I started reading the Twilight series after rave reviews from some girls at the studio and I have to say that these books are the best I've ever read!  I read the first one, Twilight, in 24 hours... that's right, over 500 pages in 24 hours!  Trust me, it's worth it!  I'm on the 2nd book now, New Moon and am already 1/2 way through it.  I don't want to give too much away because it's such a good series of books, but if you're reading them, or have read them... let me know!  It's awesome to talk with people who have felt the same amazement as I have reading these books!

Ok, that's all for now!  Have a wonderful Sunday evening!


Friday, December 19, 2008

Spellbinders is looking for new designers!

spellbinders, design team, contest, cards, paper crafting, stampin up, demonstratorSpellbinders is looking for a new design team!  It's an open call, and anyone can enter!

I can't enter because I am unavailable the week that they want you to travel to Pheonix.  My dance company has a competition that same weekend!  Bummer!!

But, I definately would call on all of you talented stampers to apply.... you get great stuff and I'm sure it's an awesome experience!

You can find more information on their blog: Design Team Contest

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

A Little Thank You!

stampin up, splitcoast stampers, stampin up preview, dancerriley, dream a littleHi everyone!  Here's my card for yesterday's color challenge and today's sketch challenge over on Splitcoast Stampers.

I used a new set that will be in the 2009 Spring/Summer SU! catty that comes out next month!

I really love this set, it's really pretty!

I stamped the bird and the flowers twice and cut them out, then I popped them up on dimensionals. 

The background dp is from the hostess prints pack, the tabs are from Ski Slope dp.

Card Details:
Paper: Kiwi Kiss, Not Quite Navy, Whisper White, Basic Grey, Prints Pack, Ski Slope dp
Stamps: Live Your Dream, Dream a Little 
Ink: Kiwi Kiss, Not Quite Navy, Basic Grey, Baja Breeze
Accessories: Small Oval Punch, Not Quite Navy Marker, Not Quite Navy Brads, Hodgepodge Hardware, Dimensionals
(all Stampin' Up)

I hope you have a wonderful Wednesday!  8 Days until Christmas!

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

I got an award!

Vicki has awarded me "Your Blog is Fabulous Award"! Thank you so much Vicki! She has an awesome blog, you should definately go and check it out!

I have to share 5 things I'm addicted to, so here it goes:

1. Rubber stamps! That is obvious, right?
2. Dancing... another duh!
3. Party Mix (chex mix) that I make... it's sinful... TRUST ME!
4. Dance costumes... it's my favorite part of dance... hahaha!
5. Hot chocoate!

Now, here are my nominees for this awesome award!
1. Stacy
2. Alexandra
3. Silvia
4. Faith
5. Sara

Monday, December 15, 2008

Goodbye Soft Sky...

stampin up, always, cards, stampin up demonstrator, featured stamper, splitcoast stampers Ok, I know that these in colors went out a while ago, but I still had some Soft Sky ribbon laying around... and well, this card used the last of it.. GASP!

I looooved soft sky, but alas, I must accept the fact that it is gone! I am learning to love Baja Breeze though.

This was for yesterday's Featured Stamper challenge over on Splitcoast Stampers, Cards_By_America was the featured stamper and I CASED this card bye her.

I changed the colors, paper, sentiment, and added the ribbon! I really looove how this came out, but it took forever to cut out all of those flowers! I think my hand still hurts from it, but I think it was definately worth it!

Card Details:
Paper:
Wild Wasabi, Soft Sky, Afternoon Tea Dp (All SU!)
Stamps: Always & Fancy Flexible Phrases (All SU!)
Ink: Wild Wasabi & Soft Sky (All SU!)
Accessories: Brads, Soft Sky Ribbon, Hodgepodge Hardware, 1'' Circle Punch (All SU!)

Thanks for looking, I hope you have a wonderful Monday!

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

I'm alive!


Hi everyone! I hope you are having a wonderful week! Mine has been really crazy and busy. I finally got to sit down and stamp tonight!


This is today's sketch challenge over on Splitcoast Stampers

This stamp set is going to be in the new Stampin' Up catalog... yay for new stamps! I really think this stamp set is going to be a winner!

Ok, sorry this is so short, DH is calling for me to come watch some tv with him!

Card Details:

Paper: Tangerine Twist, Kiwi Kiss, Whisper White, Chocolate Chip, Hawaii Papaya dp
Stamps: Itty Bitty Buds
Ink: Kiwi Kiss, Tangerine Twist, Chocolate Chip
Accessories: Pearl Stickers (unknown vendor), Circle punches, kiwi kiss striped ribbon
(all products Stampin' Up unless otherwise noted)

Saturday, December 6, 2008

Pendant Inspired

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Good Saturday morning to you! I hope your weekend is off to a great start!



My dance studio is dancing in an outdoor festival today and the high is only like 35 degrees or something... and it's cloudy, so it's going to be REALLY cold!! AHH!! HAHA! I will let you know how it works out!



Also, I just found out today that I've been selected for a design team for an exciting NEW line of stamps... I will keep you posted on that! I'm really excited!



So, today's challenge on Splitcoast Stampers was the inspiration challenge. This week's inspiration comes from this website called Etsy who makes all different kinds of glass pendants. They really have some neat stuff! I found this one and immediately thought of Upsy Daisy, so I had to pull it out!


I have to be honest, I don't think I've used this set as much as I thought I would. I guess maybe because it's such a wide image? I don't know, but I need to use it more because I love how this came out!

Card Details:
Stamps:
Upsy Daisy, Live Your Dream (SU!)
Paper: Riding Hood Red, Kiwi Kiss, Whisper White, Pink Pirouette (SU!)
Ink: Riding Hood Red, Kiwi Kiss, Pink Pirouette (SU!)
Accessories: Kiwi Kiss Ribbon (SU!)

I hope you have a wonderful weekend!
-Riley

Thursday, December 4, 2008

Salvation Army Kettle



It's that time of year... time to be thankful for what we have and give to those less fortunate. That is why I have started my own online Salvation Army Kettle. My goal is to raise at least $300 for the Salvation Army.

In return for your donation, I will be giving away some great blog candy... a $25 gift certificate good for anything in my 24/7 Stampin' Up Store!

All you need to do to qualify is go to here and donate whatever you can. Come back and leave a comment on this post with the amount you donated and what you are thankful for. Any donations are appreciated and it's going to a wonderful cause!

Thank you!!!

Birthday Whimsy Card Set

I'm trying to get Christmas gifts done and this is one of them! I have a good friend who has a little girl and it seems like they are always going to birthday parties, so I thought she could use a set of cards!

I have made 4 so far, but I think I'm going to pull out my Whale Wishes set and make a few more!

Most of these ideas came from the Splitcoast Stampers Gallery, but I didn't note the artist, so if any of these ideas are yours, let me know!!!

Thanks for looking... now I really better go get myself together and head to the studio... ahh!


Thursday Sketch!

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Hi everyone! Today is card sketch day over at Sketches by Tamara!

Here is my card for her sketch! I think it came out pretty cute... what do you think?

Card Details:
Paper:
Old Olive, Chocolate Chip, Riding Hood Red, Baja Breeze, Whisper White (SU!), Figgy Pudding dp (Basic Grey)
Stamps: Spotlight on Christmas (SU!)
Ink: Riding Hood Red & Old Olive (SU!)
Accessories: Chocolate Chip Ribbon (SU!), 1 1/4'' Circle Punch (SU!), 1 3/8'' Circle Punch (SU!), Scallop Circle Punch (SU!), Swiss Dots Embossing Folder (ProvoCraft), Cuttlebug (ProvoCraft)

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

I've been awarded the....

From Tasha ! She had a lot of wonderful stampers she could have graced with this award, but she picked me along w/ 9 other great stampers to receive it! Thank you so much, Tasha!!!

Here are my nominations:
Vicki, Amanda, Michelle, Kristie, Deb, Jennifer, Connie, Pam, Holly & Stacy

All of you girls are wonderful!!!

Joyful Sketch!

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Hi everyone! I am finally feeling like I'm back into my weekly groove. It's hard coming back from a long holiday weekend and then jumping into your normal weekly activities.

Today was the weekly sketch challenge over on Splitcoast Stampers. It was a nice sketch because it was easy and I got to use up some scraps! That's always good, right? HAHA!

Card Details:
Paper:
Riding Hood Red, Kraft, Whisper White (SU!), Figgy Pudding Dp (Basic Grey)
Ink: Riding Hood Red (SU!)
Stamps: Spotlight on Christmas (SU!)
Accessories: 1 1/4'' circle punch, 1 3/8'' circle punch, Scallop Circle punch (SU!), Sheer Red Ribbon (Offray)

Thanks for stopping by! I hope you have a wonderful hump day!

Monday, December 1, 2008

Is Your Tummy Full of Turkey?




Hi everyone! I hope you had a fabulous Thanksgiving! Mine was pretty good! The only thing that could have been better would have been if I didn't start off the holiday weekend with a trip to the doctor for a sinus infection! I am feeling better, but It's still not completely gone!

Over the holiday, I had time to work on some Christmas gifts... I can't believe it's already that time of year! AHHH! Oh well, at least I can listen to my Christmas music and people don't think I'm out of my mind! I started listening to it after Halloween... haha!

This first project was very simple. I had actually bought the kit to make this a couple of years ago and never made it. I decided this year that I am going to use up all this stuff I have in my drawer to alter and give it away!
I am sorry for the poor photographs in the next couple of pictures, but it's so cloudy here today that I couldn't get a clear picture!

The kit is made by Junkitz and mine is the 6.6 size. I bought mine at AC Moore and i'm pretty sure they still sell them.

I covered it with some retired SU! dp, Cutie Pie. I used ModgePodge to seal it. The actual calendar comes in the kit, you just have to stamp the numbers. I added some rub ons to each side for some interest, added my brads to hold the calendar together and put ribbon on the top to hang it from! The 2009 is made with some stickers from American Crafts. What do you think?

Oh yeah, and I'm embarrassed that my stamp table has that much ink on it! HAHA!


My next project is another stationary gift set like I made last week. This time I used the retired Polka Dots & Paisley. I had tons of scraps and full sheets from the coordinating designer paper, so that is how I settled on this set! I was happy to use up some scraps!
TFL! I hope you have a wonderful day!
-Riley

















Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Stampin' Up BLACK FRIDAY!!!

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Wow!!! What a sale, have you seen the Stampin' Up Holiday Extravaganza Sale??

They have some great offers on there, but it's only good for a limited time!

You can order online today (Wednesday) through Monday (December 1st) in my Stampin' Up Webstore!

One of the best highlights, in my opinion is that the Curly Label Punch gift set is now only $23.77! That is a fantastic deal considering the punch itself is worth around $15... throw in those stamps and you will see that this is just ONE of the many fabulous offers!

Click here to see the great buys!

I hope you have a wonderful pre-turkey day!

-Riley

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Stationary Box!

stationary box, stampin up, stampin up demonstrator, black friday, holiday project Hi everyone! I just made this awesome stationary box... it was easy and really fun! I plan on giving it to my sister-in-law for her birthday!

I got the tutorial from: Dannie's Blog! She has a great video tutorial that's really easy to follow!

It took me two days to finish this, but you could easily get it done in a few hours. I made the box yesterday and then made all of the cards and tags today!

This would be a great gift for the holidays! What do you think?

Details:
Paper:
Chocolate Chip, Wild Wasabi, Groovy Guava, Soft Sky, Whisper White, Afternoon Tea Dp (all SU!)
Stamps: Live Your Dream, Fancy Flexible Phrases, Warmest Regards (SU!)
Ink: Groovy Guava, Chocolate Chip, Wild Wasabi, Soft Sky (SU!)

I hope you have a great Tuesday! Here are more views of my box!

TFL!!
-Riley





Sunday, November 23, 2008

Cupcake Wishes



Hi everyone... look... I got to stamp AGAIN this weekend!!!

My sister-in-law's birthday is December 1st, so I wanted to be able to give her a card while she is in for Thanksgiving.

Today's challenge over on Splitcoast Stampers is the Featured Stamper challenge. Today's featured stamper is ebethneu! She has a wonderful gallery!

I chose this cardto CASE because I thought it was a really great layout and I have some Cutie Pie dp that I need to use up!

I changed the stamp set and the pattern of cutie pie dp. I also added the hodge podge hardware to my sentiment and added some wild wasabi ribbon at the top!

Card Details:
Paper:
Rose Red, So Saffron, Wild Wasabi, Watercolor Paper, Cutie Pie Dp (SU!)
Ink: Stazon Jet Black
Stamps: Fancy Flexible Phrases & Crazy for Cupcakes (SU!)
Accessories: Hodgepodge Hardware, Markers, Wide So Saffron Ribbon, Striped Wild Wasabi Ribbon (all SU!), Scallop Square Punch (Marvy)

Thanks for looking!!!

-Riley

Saturday, November 22, 2008

More Candy....

There's more candy to be had at Passion for Crafts... it includes some COPICS!

A Card & How About Some Blog Candy???



Happy Saturday everyone! I know I said that I probably wouldn't have time to stamp this weekend, but guess what? I got up this morning and stamped!!! YAY for me!

Before I get to the card, make sure you head on over to West Coast Stamper's Blog and enter her blog candy! She's giving away a FREE SU! Stamp Set! Who wouldn't want to win that???

Ok, so today's card is a triple challenge card... it combines the Ways to Use it Challenge (to use pearls) and the Limited Supplies Challenge (to use chocolate in your design) from Splitcoast Stampers and next week's Thursday Sketch at Sketches by Tamara ! Yes, a sneak peek because I have a feeling this coming week is going to be crazy!

I used the SU! set Like it a Latte... I can't believe that this set never made it into a big catty! It's soooooo cute! I bought it right after I first got into stamping and I'm so glad I did! I hadn't pulled it out lately, but when I saw the chocolate challenge, I KNEW I had to!

The foam is stamped twice on Very Vanilla cardstock and popped up on dimensionals. I added the pearls to the cup to add some interest. I loved this sketch because I could use up some scraps! That's always good, right?

The sentiment is punched from the 1 3/8'' circle punch, then layered on the scallop circle punch and layered again on a Prima flower!

I hope you like it! Thanks for stopping by!

Card Details:
Paper:
Chocolate Chip, Very Vanilla, Au Chocolate DP (SU!)
Ink: Chocolate Chip & Pink Passion (SU!)
Stamps: Like it a Latte (SU!)
Accessories: Satin Ribbon (Satin Sensations), Dimensionals (SU!), 1 3/8'' circle punch (SU!), Scallop Circle punch (SU!), Prima Flower (Prima)

Have a great day!

-Riley

Friday, November 21, 2008

Wow... this week has been crazy!!!


Morning everyone... I can't believe that I haven't updated all week... ACK!!! I guess it's been pretty busy around here!

I do have several cards to share with you that I've done...

This first one is for the weekly sketch over at Sketches by Tamara. Go check it out and play!

Card Details:
Paper: Baja Breeze, Riding Hood Red, Old Olive, Whisper White (SU!), Figgy Pudding dp (Basic Grey)
Stamps: Season of Friendship (SU!), $1 Studio G Clear Stamp
Ink: Baja breeze, chocolate chip, old olive (SU!)
Accessories: Eyelets (unknown vendor), Chocolate Chip Ribbon (SU!), Oval Punches (SU!), Ticket Corner Punch (SU!)

Last weekend was Virtual Stamp Night... I didn't get to participate as much as I would have liked, but here are some cards from that:

As you know, I hosted a challenge for VSN... it was called "You Can't Stop the Beat" and you were to use the technique, thumping on it! This was my sample card!



Card Details:
Paper:
Bashful Blue, Not Quite Navy, Old Olive, Whisper White, Blueberry Main dp (SU!)
Ink: Bashful Blue, Old Olive
Accessories: Not Quite Navy marker (SU!), Corner Rounder (EK Success), Oval Cutter (Creative Memories), Ribbon (Sweet Petites)




This next card was for another VSN challenge... to make a card with something removable on it! I decided to give my Little Felt Flurries some love and made a big clippy!


Card Details:
Paper:
Whisper White, Chocolate Chip, Riding Hood Red, Ski Slope Dp (SU!)
Stamps: Snow Jumbo Wheel (SU!)
Ink: Baja Breeze (SU!)
Accessories: Little Felt Flurries (SU!), Oval Punches (SU!), Dimensionals (SU!)

This is a card I made strictly for fun! No challenges were completed with this card, I just simply created! I love how it turned out too!
Card Details:
Paper:
Kraft, Old Olive, Whisper White, Blueberry Main Dp (SU!)
Stamps: Flower Fancy, Fundamental Phrases (SU!)
Ink: Not Quite Navy, Old Olive, Bashful Blue (SU!)
Accessories: Old Olive Ribbon (SU!), White Ribbon (unknown vendor), Oval Punches (SU!)
That's all I have for right now... I don't think I will get to stamp today... unfortunately :(
Hopefully I will be able to this weekend!!
Have a great one!
-Riley


Friday, November 14, 2008

Must use acrylic...

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Today's challenge over on Splitcoast Stampers was to only use acrylic (clear) stamps! Since I'm a SU! demo, I don't have too many of these... wait, I lie... I have TONS of those $1 sets from AC Moore & Michaels! So, I decided it was time to pull some of those out!

I had found this one with this cute reindeer and another one with these adorable trees, so I put them together and voila!

I combined this challenge with Beate's weekend sketch challenge! I haven't participated in any of her sketches lately and I don't know why because they are always so great!!! I really loved this sketch!

Card Details:
Paper:
Chocolate Chip, Old Olive, Whisper White, Ski Slope DP (all SU!)
Stamps: Studio G clear stamps
Ink: Chocolate Chip & Old Olive (SU!)
Accessories: Jumbo Eyelets & 1'' Chocolate chip Ribbon (all SU!)

I hope you all have a fabulous weekend and don't forget that it's Virtual Stamp Night this weekend, starting tonight!!! I am hosting a challenge at 8pm, so PLEEEASE come play! You can find out more information, here! It's going to be a lot of fun!

Don't forget, you can always shop my Stampin' Up store, here!

-Riley

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Sketches #70!

I can't believe that I almost forgot to post this card!

Today is sketch day over on Sketches by Tamara!

I really loved this sketch!

Card Details:
Paper: Pink Passion, Green Galore, Basic Black, Tempting Turquoise, Watercolor Paper (SU!)
Ink: Stazon Black
Stamps: Crazy for Cupcakes (SU!)
Accessories: Primas, Brad (vendor unknown), dimensionals (SU!)

TFL! Don't forget to go play with this sketch!!!!

Snow Fun!

little felt flurries, stampin up, splitcoast stampers, dancerriley, stampin up demonstrator, stampin up rub on promotion Goooood morning everyone! It's really rainy and dreary here today and I'm still not feeling that great, but I did manage to squeeze out a card.... even though now that I look at it, I stamped the snow crooked... aaarrrrgggghhhh!!

Anyway, I have felt for the past week or so that I've really lost my mojo... I think it kind of is back with this card, but not exactly all the way back!

I did this card for today's challenge over on Splitcoast Stampers. We were to use watercolor paper.

I love watercolor paper, but yesterday I realized that I haven't made nearly enough Christmas cards, so today I was determined to make one! I wanted to also do the sketch challenge from yesterday which requires a pretty large image. Well, number 1, all of my line images were too small for the sketch and number 2, I really didn't want to use any of my solids on watercolor paper.... so, I ended up using something I hardly ever use.... a jumbo wheel!

I actually like how this turned out... except for the fact that the wheel was a little crooked... I'm not sure how I didn't notice that when I first stamped this! AHH! Oh well!

Card Details:
Paper: Baja Breeze, Riding Hood Red, Chocolate Chip, Watercolor Paper (SU!), Figgy Pudding Dp (Basic Grey)
Stamps: Snow Jumbo Wheel (SU!)
Ink: Baja Breeze (SU!)
Accessories: Brads (making memories & american crafts), Little Felt Flurries (SU!), Swiss Dots Embossing Folder (ProvoCraft), Cuttlebug (ProvoCraft)

Thanks for looking and I hope you have a terrific day! Don't forget that you can shop 24/7 at my Stampin' Up Website!

-Riley

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

I Couldn't Get a Straight Picture....


So, I couldn't get a straight picture of this card to save my life!!! AHHH!

Anyway, this is my card for yesterday's color challenge, to use Pacific Point, Certainly Celery, and Basic Grey.

I also used today's sketch as an inspiration... somehow this is how my card turned out!

Both challenges were on Splitcoast Stampers.

I was determined to use Spotlight on Christmas to make a card. I really like how this came out, although the picture doesn't capture the richness of the colors. I sponged the Pacific Point layer with Pacific Point ink to make the color deeper.

The swirls were then stamped over top of that to make a background. I cut out all of the stars and mounted them on dimensionals to add more interest!

TFL!

I am not feeling so great today, so I'm off to lay down before I have to go to the studio. I hope you have a wonderful day!

-Riley

Monday, November 10, 2008

Do You Like Avon?

My blogger buddy, Michelle has just become an Avon rep to raise money for Breast Cancer.... please check out her blog for more information! She's giving away a gift pack!

Michelle's Blog

Thanks!!!

Another CASE!

live your dream, stampin up, demonstrator, hodgepodge hardware, rub on promotion, dancerriley So, I just love Wendy's gallery so much, I had to CASE another card of hers!

For this one, I chose to CASE this card. I really loved how she incorporated almost every stamp in the set. I also loved her color combo, but I had to change two things... so I came up with this combo!

I think these colors go together pretty well! What do you think?

I love this stamp set and I'm hoping it will be in the Spring/Summer Catalog that comes out in January! You can't buy this set, but you can buy all of the paper and accessories I used from my 24/7 Stampin' Up Store!

Card Details:
Paper: Basic Black, Whisper White, Taken With Teal, Regal Rose, Rose Red, Certainly Celery (SU!)
Ink: Regal Rose, Rose Red, Certainly Celery, Taken With Teal (SU!)
Stamps: Live Your Dream (SU!)
Accessories: Hodgepodge Hardware, Certainly Celery Ribbon, Rose Red Ribbon (all SU!)

Sunday, November 9, 2008

Happy Stamping Sunday Morning!!



Good morning, I hope you have had a wonderful weekend! Mine has been pretty busy... I had to work all day yesterday.. blah!

I did manage to get up and participate in the Featured Stamper challenge over on Splitcoast Stampers.

Today's featured stamper is Wendy, you can see her blog here!

I cased this card by her! I just loved it's clean, simplicity... and I had these rub-ons that haven't gotten any love!!!
Card Details:


Paper: Groovy Guava, Whisper White (SU!)
Stamps: Live Your Dream (SU!)
Ink: Groovy Guava (SU!)
Accessories: Groovy Guava Ribbon, Hodgepodge Hardware, Rub-Ons (all SU!)

Speaking of rub-ons... the Stampin' Up rub-on promotion begins tomorrow! Here are the details:


Rub-Ons Promotion

Dates: November 10-30, 2008

Promotion Details: Spend $20 and qualify to purchase any Rub-Ons assortment at 20 percent off ($8.76 per package; regularly $10.95):

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Chateau Bella

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Word Flurries
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Hidden Garden

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A Perfect Day

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Take Note

Item # 111806
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Chills & Thrills

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Chit Chat

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Greatest Moments

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School Days

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Anchored

Item #112844
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Old Saint Nick

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Season of Cheer

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Hidden Garden Blossoms

*From Holiday 2008 Mini Catalog
**From Celebrando Creatividad

I hope you have a wonderful day, and remember... you can always shop with me at my 24/7 Stampin' Up Website!























Thursday, November 6, 2008

Stampin' Thursday!

Hi everyone! I hope you are having a great day! I have two cards to share with you today!

The first one was made for today's Ways to Use It challenge over on Splitcoast Stampers. Our challenge was to use corner punches.

I used my corner rounder to make my scallop!

This is also an entry for Verve Visual's Holiday Release Sketch challenge #3! You can find that, here!

I just got a bunch of goodies in the mail and featured them here! First off, the Spotlight on Christmas set! It's a really fun elements set to use on Christmas cards! I also invested in the Little Felt Flurries from the mini catalog! I really love them! They are a great addition!

Card Details:
Paper: Whisper White, Riding Hood Red, Always Artichoke, Baja Breeze (all SU!), Figgy Pudding dp (Basic Grey)
Ink: Always Artichoke (SU!)
Accessories: Large Oval Punch (SU!), Baja Breeze Ribbon (SU!), Little Felt Flurries (SU!), Styled Silver Hodgepodge Hardware (SU!), Corner Rounder (EK Success)

The next card I have to share with you is one that I made for Sketches by Tamara, sketch #69!

This is a simple card, but I really love how it came out!

I used the sentiment from Upsy Daisy and then featured the great Autumn Vine dp!

I know that the Autumn Vine dp uses Sage Shadow, but I thought the Baja Breeze went nicely with it and I really wanted to use this fabulous ribbon!

Card Details:
Paper: Really Rust, Baja Blue, Really Rust, Autumn Vine Dp (all SU!)
Ink: Really Rust (SU!)
Stamps: Upsy Daisy (SU!)
Accessories: Baja Breeze Ribbon (SU!)

Well, I hope you have a wonderful day!!!

Thanks for reading my blog!
-Riley

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

New! Stampin' Up Country Living Holiday Kit!

Create beautiful handcrafted ornaments and decorations with your family and friends this holiday season with the Country Living Holiday Stamp Kit (Item #114447, $49.95)--available only while supplies last. The kit offers a convenient way at this busy time of the year to create simple and elegant ornaments to brighten your home or share as hand-crafted gifts.

Click Here to Order This Kit!


The Holiday Collection Stampin' Kit (Item #114447, $49.95) includes the following products:
Holiday Collection stamp set (six stamps-)

Four 12" x 12" sheets of die-cut chipboard

Eight 12" x 12" sheets of die-cut Designer Series paper (2 ea. of 4 double-sided designs)

Four 12" x 12" sheets of Designer Series paper (2 ea. of 2 double-sided designs)

Two 12" x 12" sheets of Whisper White card stock
25 yds. Silver Metallic cord

10 yds. 3/8" Whisper White taffeta ribbon

Pretties Kit brads (20)

Stampin' Dimensionals

Dazzling Diamonds Stampin' Glitter (1/2 oz.)

Tombow Multi Purpose Adhesive

Riding Hood Red Classic Stampin' Spot

Old Olive Craft Stampin' Spot

Uninked Stampin' Spot

Whisper White Craft Ink refill

What a fun and affordable way to make unique and beautiful projects for the holidays! Watch for the 8 page spread of ideas in Country Living magazine!
-Riley



Quick & Easy Holiday Card

Good morning everyone... happy election day! Don't forget to go out and vote... everyone's vote counts and this has been a crazy election! I can't say that I'm not happy it's over... because I am! I am so sick of the political ads.... they just got really dumb there at the end!

Anywhoo... I whipped up this cute holiday card this morning. I broke out two of my retired hostess sets, Holiday Blocks and Warmest Regards.

I paired them with this awesome new paper from the SU holiday mini, ski slope!

The sketch is from the Verve Visual holiday release sketch. They are featuring a new sketch each day and if you do all 5 of them by Saturday, you get entered into a drawing for the complete release set of stamps!

Here are my card's details as well as how you can order some of the supplies to duplicate this card!

Paper: Whisper White (100730), Old Olive (100702), Chocolate Chip (102128), Real Red (102482), Baja Breeze (111352), Ski Slope Designer Paper (112994)

Stamps: Holiday Blocks & Warmest Regards (both SU, retired)

Ink: Old Olive (102277) & Chocolate Chip (100908)

Accessories: Baja Breeze Striped Ribbon (111375), Old Olive Brads (106955), Square Punches (Creative Memories & Marvy)

I made this cute gift set of 3x3 cards yesterday using the Just Celebrate set which was in last year's Occassions Mini. I really hope this set makes it into the Spring/Summer Catalog because it's a really fun and cute set!

Thanks for stopping by and don't forget that you can shop with my 24/7 at my Stampin' Up Online Store!

-Riley