Thursday, October 23, 2014

10/23 Stampin' Up! Gentle Peace Christmas Card, Traditional

Hello Friends,

After my stampin class left tonight, I opened my brand new stamp set, Gentle Peace, and played.. and played.  It was JOYFUL!

I started by stamping my image with momento ink on a piece of whisper white card stock.  I started with the night of navy.. This card looked PERFECT to color on my facebook group, but when i'm posting it here, it almost looks purple.  Just click the link above to request entry into my group.  I am forever posting creative projects there and encourage you to share what you are working on in your stamp rooms.

The base is night of navy, as is the second layer and the seam binding ribbon.  I wanted the background to stay subdued to really make the holy family stand out! 

I started with my lightest colors and build the darker colors in after by tracing the lines of my stained glass, then blending them.. I used the color lifter to add highlights. 

It was so fun to color and play with.  I just hand cut the image out, which was pretty easy (straight lines).

Here is a pretty solid shopping list of everything i used to get this look.  Thank you so much for stopping by today!

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Selene Kempton
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Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Stampin' Up, The Reason for the Season and This Week's Weekly Deals!

Good Afternoon Friends!
I am SO excited about the set that got released today!  This month’s photopolymer release, Gentle Peace (item #139523), was designed by our ever-amazing lead illustrator, Kathy Pitt. Stampin' Up heard our feedback asking for a religious Christmas stamp set, and she created this incredible imagery along with some wonderful inside/outside sentiments.

This set was designed to work with Blendabilities to create the effect of brightly- colored stained glass. We have to give a shout-out to Terri Allen for her masterful coloring of this stained glass window. With some simple embossing, the set also works well as line art if you need to make several cards quickly.
Also, I just wanted to make you aware of the weekly deals for this week.  The sale on these ends next Monday.  
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Thanks so much for stopping by today!

Selene Kempton
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Thursday, October 9, 2014

Fifth Annual Stamp Out Breast Cancer Event!

Dear Friends,

I'm so excited about this year's Stamp Out Breast Cancer Fundraiser on October 18th!  We are working on all the last minute details this week and hope that this year we will raise more money than ever for our charity Making Strides of Boston. 

Join us, OR simply make a donation

All donations receive a free tutorial and entry to win our Door Prize of a complete set of Blendabilities whether you attend or not!
One of the many things I love about Stampin Up, is how we can use it to help others. Join me and our team of demonstrators and help us raise money for Making Strides Against Breast Cancer while having some stamping fun.

A keynote speaker/survivor's once had some very powerful words.  She said "Last year, I attended this event and was encouraged to go get a mammogram.  You talked about the importance of early detection.  I was diagnosed, treated, and today, I stand before you Cancer free, Thank you."  Talk about changing lives!

Together we can make a difference!

When: October 18, 2014

Harmony Hall
1660 Lakeview Avenue
Dracut, MA
1:00pm - 4:00pm
$20 Donation to attend
thru Oct 17, or $25 at the door

100% of the proceeds go directly to Making Strides Against Breast Cancer (part of the American Cancer Society).

Attend the event and make these 5 projects in person OR donate and receive a tutorial to complete these projects.   
  • Attend free with each donation of $20
  • Receive a Free Tutorial for these projects with your donation
  • Entry to win Complete set of Blendabilities Markers & Memento Ink pad ($175+ value)
  • All donations are Tax Deductible and will receive an emailed “Donation Record”
  • 5 Gorgeous projects
  • Entry into the GRAND PRIZE drawing of 1 of 2 Big Shots and more
  • Munchies
  • Inspirational Display Boards
  • Crazy Awesome Raffles!! 
If you've never attended one of these fundraisers, you should know the raffles are usually amazing!  This year, here's just one of the prizes!  There are things for non-crafty friends too!  No creativity required to attend and support this amazing charity! 

Selene Kempton
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Monday, October 6, 2014

Mosaic Madness Stamp Set, Coordinating Punch and Embossing folder

Good Afternoon Friends!

I just wanted to post some creative inspiration for you today.. Did you know that this past Saturday was World Card Making Day??  Stampin Up had a crazy sale on every day essentials like ink, paper, envelopes and that sale ends today.  If you want to see what's on sale you can click here for a flier, or just click here to shop in my online store for the Stamp Stock & Save Sale.  Ends today!

Today, I'm featuring the Mosaic Madness Stamp Set.  This Pretty Card was made with Pool Party and Baked Brown Sugar Card Stock and Ink.

This one is Sahara Sand, Strawberry Slush and Rich Razzleberry.
 This one is Pool Party, Black and White.  These Cards could be adapted for any occasion. 
 Finally this Happy Birthday Card Uses Bermuda Bay and Crumb Cake. 

Thank you so much for stopping by today!  Here's a quick shopping list if you need it.

Mosaic Madness Stamp Set,
Mosaic Punch,
Mosaic Embossing Folder

Selene Kempton
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Wednesday, August 20, 2014

8/20 Sea Street Class To Go Winners Announced!

Good Morning Friends!

There's only two more days to sign up for the Sea street Class to go, and a few days ago I asked you to leave me a comment with your favorite summer activity. 

Click here to read all about it and sign up to get your own class to go! 

The two winners will receive:

  • The four precut card packets complete with pretied bows.
  • 4 youtube videos to show you how to assemble your cards.
  • a pdf document that has all the card measurements and step by step instructions written out. 
Thanks to everyone for playing.

Well, after reading your comments, I couldn't decide on a winner (I wish you all could win)!
 I used to generate two winning numbers for me.

 So, based on the number generator, the winners are:

Christine Crutcher said...
Thank you for sharing your talent with us! :) I love to enjoy the beautiful New England weather by dining al fresco during the summer months with hubby, family, & friends.

Kris Kok said...My favorite activity is to take the kiddos to the lake for a fun, relaxing day! And harvesting stuff from our garden. :)

Winners: please email me by Friday, so I can get your packages in the mail with all the class to go orders.  :) 

Thanks so much for playing!  I'll be posting the next class to go very soon! 


Selene Kempton
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Tuesday, August 19, 2014

8/19 Stampin' Up! Tag Talk and Bracket Label Punch, Customer Appreciation Event!

Good Evening Friends,

It's almost here!! Only 4 more wake-up's till my big Customer Appreciation Event!  I'm so excited!

Here is a share of one of the free projects we will be stamping on Saturday. 

I'm so excited that my customers will be stamping with my assistant Michelle when they come in to make two cute projects and this is one of them!   Isn't it pretty?

Here's a Clickable shopping list:
Stamps: Tag Talk Stamp Set Clear
Ink: Lost Lagoon Ink Pad
Paper: Lost Lagoon Card Stock, Soft Sky, and Whisper white (embossed with the Lovely Lace Embossing folder), Silver glimmer paper
Accessories: Bracket Label Punch, Lost Lagoon Ribbon, and Self Adhesive Rhinestones

I'm so excited to see my customers and share with them.. There's some crazy fun raffles and did I mention FREE CARDS? if you haven't registered yet, click here if you are coming over!

Here's how you can earn tickets for the SUPER COOL prizes!
(which will be drawn at 2PM)

  • RSVP by registering above = 1 ticket
  • Attend = 1 ticket
  • Bring a friend that hasnt stamped with me before = 2 tickets each
  • Current club member? = 3 tickets
  • Book a private class for the week of October 17-23rd = 4 tickets + 20 cards at your event if you have 6 guests or more.
  • Sign up to be a demonstrator that day (or any day in the month of August leading up to the event), and choose $99 in retired product from my table. + 4 raffle tickets

    Get free cards at this event too..
    • Are you a current club member?? = pick 5 cards!
      (sorry club is full, there is a waiting list)
    • Spend $25 = Pick 4 cards
    • Spend $50 = Pick 9 cards
    • Spend $75 = Pick 14 cards
    • Spend over $100 = Pick 20
    • Join my team for $99 = Pick out 20 cards
I hope you can make it!!


Selene Kempton
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Monday, August 18, 2014

8/18 Quarterly Demonstrator Training and 16 Card Catalog Kickoff

Good Morning Friends! 

I'm very excited to be planning my next quarterly team training event.  It's mainly to get cute samples like this one into the hands of my team of demonstrators, but it's an AWESOMELY fun event for any demonstrator and ALL my customers!  Everyone is invited!

Click here for more info and to register.

Projects: It is SUCH a priority for me to make everyone feel SPOILED, that most of the work is done for you.  As much as possible, I precut, emboss, and do whatever needs to be done to make it easy for you to "whip out" SIXTEEEN full cards with envelopes in 3 hours and we have a blast!  There will be all sorts of projects from Love, to christmas and halloween and fall.   These cards will cover a large range of things happening over the next four months.

Door Prizes: The doorprizes are nothing short of amazing, and I already have a stash of fun things waiting.. like TWO magnetic pads (retail value $45) and other fun supplies that I will put as door prizes with my new wristband system.  It's a little taste of Stampin' Up convention where I got the idea for the wristbands.  I pass out wristbands with you goodie bags and all the prizes are predetermined.  Pick your favorite DSP and you could win one of the prize patrols!

Food: Chef Leigh-Ann, (chef of the stamper people) will be providing all the snacks for this quarters Holiday Catalog event and she is just an amazing chef! 

Goodie Bag: Your goodie bag will have two full packages of embellishments for you to use on your projects as you assemble them.  This month you will receive a full package of Self-Adhesive Rhinestones and roll of the super sparkly silver ribbon (shown in this cute project), and of course a new catalog.  Who know's what other little gifty you may find inside?  ** hint

Music: While I usually play some sort of fun music, I'm thinking we will need some Christmas tunes (at least to start) cranking for this fun one!

New Location and what to bring:  The new smoke-free, Lowell Elks venue (see the signup to get the exact location with directions) will be ready and waiting for us.  You'll want to bring adhesive (with refills to be safe) and a covered beverage.. nothing that can fall over and wipe out your cards please! :)

Baggie Book DEMONSTRATOR Option:  Any demonstrator attending the event will have the option to make baggie books using your cards.  These books fit in larger sized purses and can be carried with you to events to show your customers what THEY can do. 

Ready to come party with me and my team?  Everyone is welcome!  Deadline to sign up so I can have all your supplies ordered and cut is August 28th.  Please Join us on Sunday September 7th from 1-4PM.  Here's the link!  Ready, set GO!  I hope you can make it!