Welcome to this months NC Demos Blog Hop! We are a group of Stampin' Up!® Demonstrators from North Carolina. As demonstrators, we are able to see and order new products before they are officially launched in the new catalog.
I was thrilled to receive the Marquee Messages stamp set at the April OnStage convention. After all, who doesn't like getting free products to play with before they can be ordered?
The Marquee Messages immediately made me think of my son. He's a vintage car buff, with his favorite era being the 1950s. This just called his name as I thought of 57 Chevys, car hops, and drive in movies.
With finals coming up, I knew I just had to make this for him as encouragment. In bright, primary colors (Pacific Point, Crushed Curry, and Real Red), this was the perfect masculine car. I 'blinged' it out, too, making every single one of those lights "light up" with a rhinestone gem.
This is a really fun set to play with. The sky's the limit as you play with different color combos and sentiments.
I saw Brian King's use of subtle colors and CASEd his to to show some variety.
Thank you so much for joining me today. If you like what you have seen here today - please feel free to post a response below. If you live in the US and would like a demonstrator to order though - I would love to have you as my customer or new team member.
It's getting hot here in the South and I'm about to turn up the heat. Are you ready?
I announced this special at my BOGO/Catalog Sneak Peak on Saturday, and I already have one person with 9 tokens!!! What are you waiting for? The next one could be you!
With Father's Day just around the corner, I got out my soon to be retired Going Global stamp set and Going Places designer series paper. These make great masculine cards, especially when paired with the World Traveler embossing folder.
I decided to build my upcoming Sip & Stamp class around this trio. My first card is uses the embossing folder as is to create a simple, quick card.
The second one uses the Wink of Stella Clear Glitter Brush to highlight the raised surfaces.
For the third and fourth cards, I ran my brayer across my stamp pad, and then across the inside front of my embossing folder. (That's the side with the Stampin' Up! logo on it). Then, I ran it through the Big Shot.
As you can see, the ink adheres to the recessed areas of the paper. How cool is that!
I think these will be a big hit for this Sunday's class!
To see a full list of the products that are retiring, please click here.
This Mother's Day, I wanted to make my mom something special. She's done so much for me and been there with love and support through everything. Not once has she given up or told me I couldn't do anything I set my mind to. Ok, well, she does laugh when I tell her I'm tutoring math, but she is realistic!
Last week, I decided I'd make her a card in a box. It fold flat and then explodes into life when opened. Only problem was, I didn't know how to do it! Thank goodness for YouTube!.
The overall premise of the box isn't hard. For me, it was knowing what to put inside that had me stumped. My first attempt turned out better than I expected, but it wasn't quite what I was looking for yet. The hubs liked it and claimed it for his mother.
So, I waited a few days and thought about it. Then, on Mother's Day (better late than never), I sat down to create this.
Adding the flowers with the Botanical Builder Framelits was exactly what I was looking for. And the Blushing Bride Glimmer Paper and a bit of Dazzling Diamonds Stamping Glitter on a few leaves gave it just the right amount of sparkle. I also used her favorite Birthday Bouquet paper to decorate the box.
I gave it to her at dinner last night, and it quickly became the centerpiece at our table. I'm pretty sure she liked it.
The Red Cross is looking for donations to help those displaced by the Fort McMurray and Lac Ste. Anne Fires in Alberta, Canada. Right now, 80,000 people who have fled the raging wildfire and Alberta Premier Rachel Notley, has warned residents it will be many days before anyone can return. Senior wildfire manager Chad Morrison has said that without rain, there is no chance of putting the fire out.
Let's help! Until Monday, May. 9, I will make a donation for every Paper Pumpkin subscription that is purchased from me. (This offer is not endorsed by Stampin' Up!, but personally offered through me).
What is Paper Pumpkin?
Paper Pumpkin is a monthly craft subscription by Stampin' Up!. A fun package of craft supplies is mailed to your door each month.
It's a great gift for anyone aged 8 to 80 with minimal craft experience. Each box contains all of the supplies to make the month's featured projects (except adhesive).
Paper Pumpkin is great for gifting and would make a wonderful last minute Mother's Day surprise.
Note: Shipping is included in these prices (but not tax) and any orders over $150 qualify for Stampin' Rewards!
Make a difference and receive a bit of love to your door every single month.
Please visit my online store (Host Code: 2TG26G69) to place your order. When I see your order, I will automatically place the donation with Red Cross. On Monday night, I will post on Facebook the total raised.