Thursday, April 23, 2015

Stampin Up! CAS Painted Petals Thank You Card, feat, the Starburst Framelits

Hello Friends!


I'm really excited to be sharing this super clean and simple card with you tonight.  It features the Painted Petals Stamp Set and it's so quick and simple to put together.

I am so sad that a few of these items will be retiring.  The Starburst Framelits, frame the 2 1/2" circle punch beautifully, and of course I'm really going to miss the sweet Hello Honey Stitched Satin Ribbon.

Read on for full dimensions and a project list of supplies.  This one is such a quick card!





Measurements:  
·       Whisper White Card Base - 5 ½” x 8 ½”, scored at 4 ¼”
·       Blackberry Bliss Designer Series Paper Panel - 3 ¾” x 5”
·       Starburst Framelit Die Cut, Hello Honey
·       Whisper White Circle punch – 2 ½”
           
Instructions:
1.     Stamp the flower on your precut whisper white circle using Hello Honey Ink.
2.     Stamp the thank YOU sentiment in Blackberry Bliss ink.
3.     Tie hello honey ribbon around Designer series paper layer.
4.     Attach the Designer paper layer to the card base.  
5.     Attach the Whisper White Circle to the Hello Honey starburst die cut, then add Stampin’ Dimensionals to the back and adhere to your card base.

6.     Enjoy!


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Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Stampin Up Hawaii Grand Vacation Blog Hop


Aloha!  Welcome to our Hawaii Grand Vacation Blog Hop! 

 You arrived here from BJ Peters blog.  I just love her work!  

This blog hop was created to celebrate our achievement for earning the Grand Vacation.  I have been a demonstrator for 9 years, and I'm so grateful to have the opportunity to take amazing vacations with some really wonderful people!  

My husband Brian has always said that it's too bad that more people don't have the opportunity to experience a trip with Stampin' Up because they would try for it every single year.  I couldn't agree more.  It's more than just a vacation.  It's time spent with amazing people that I appreciate and value.  Over the years, many of them have become like my family.  I am inspired by them and totally grateful.  When I go on vacation, although I'll be on a trip somewhere crazy-awesome, I always seem to turn around and know the people sitting beside me.  That is such a blessing and comfort.  Not to mention the countless stories of people helping each other out.  
"Oh your a demonstrator, can you hold my purse?" 

We've been lucky enough to travel to some pretty exotic locations and this one is no exception.  

With all of that, being on a blog hop with all of them...

No pressure, right?  

Let's just say that I made this cute bookmark and box first, and decided to make another Hawaii themed project before deciding which one to post.  Then, just went for it.  So, I'm going to share both of them.  This time of year, I always try to do something with my clubs to thank them for their friendship and business.   We will be making three projects this month, including these two.

To start, how about a pretty bookmark for the plane?  With about 12 hours of plane time to look forward to, I will be catching up on the reading I've been putting off forever.  

 I started this project by taking 4 pieces of 8 1/2 x 11 and cutting them in half.  I used a half of a sheet of


  • Whisper White
  • Hello Honey
  • Mossy Meadow
  • Blackberry Bliss


I just ran them through my big shot (all at the same time, one swipe) with the Flower Frenzy BigzL die.  (133728)

When it came out of the big shot, i just crumpled up all the layers, grabbed a bone folder and started manipulating the leaves with my fingers.  The crunchier you can get the layers, the prettier it looks (like in real life).


In between the layers, I attached some with Stampin Dimensionals (for height), and some with fast fuse (flat).  To attach the ribbon, used fast fuse, then put paper in between and fused the paper layers together so it wouldn't come apart.  About 6 of the layers went together with dimensionals, I just put them in intermittently and didn't spend too much time making it perfect.

Next, I pulled some of the leaves apart and used some liquid glue to adhere them in between the layers.

When I finished making my bookmark I had a ton of layers left over, and wanted to make this into a gift item.

I grabbed my window boxes (note**these are on the retirement list that released yesterday), and stamped the side with the Bordering Blooms Stamp Set.  I did that before I put the box together, and stamped it right across the seam on the side of the box.

I love how it was instantly decorated.  I stamped it twice and added a flower, and it is so pretty!  (happy dance).
Here's a look at the front of the decorated box with the bookmark inside.  I finished the top of the flowers with a large Vintage Faceted Button 127555, and just used white bakers twine to make a bow.  I attached those buttons with glue dots.
 I hope you like it!  They are so fun to make!

I also wanted to make a card.  It started out as a "matching" project, and now, not so much. I still love it and wanted to share it with you!  I have tiki lights hanging in my studio that have Hawaiian Hibiscus Flowers on it.  Here's what I came up with .  I did something I rarely do and used 3 different stamp sets on this card.  It was about making the flowers...

124207 Flower Patch
126447 Summer Silhouettes
134300 Blessed By God


I started by stamping the sentiment in Blackberry Bliss.  I used Rich Razzleberry Ink to stamp the base of my flower, and added the dark center with Blackberry Bliss,  I added the long stem to make my own hibiscus flower.  Finally, I added the cute flower images in the background with Lost Lagoon Ink.  They remind me of the flowers you blow to make a wish!  

Next stop on the hop is my friend Georgia Giguere.  I can't wait to see her project!

             



Blog Hop List

1. Brian King  
13. Dena Rekow 
15. Alisa Tilsner  
16. Tami White 
18. Bec Ross 
19. Ann Craig 
 26. Betty Button 



Thank you so much for stopping by today!
Love,
Selene Kempton

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Monday, April 20, 2015

Stampin' Up! Guy Greetings Card Class, In Person or To Go

Join us for the Guy Greetings Card Class, May's Stamp Class To Go.


Pricing is the SAME for in person or to-go.  Make these 4 (+1 BONUS card this month)  gorgeous cards for only $15. Class fee is waived with a minimum order. 
Three Options! 
In person at 9 AM or 6 PM, Tuesday May 5th.
To go: see details below

Directions Only:  Receive the printable PDF directions, and video directions by May 12th for all the cards with complete supply and shopping lists for only $10 ~ Note. digital file will also be sent by the 12th also  These are my in-class directions sheets and contain full measurments and step by step directions.
NEW!!  same price $15 or waived with a minimum order.  Just place your online order on my website of more than $25 merchandise, and use hostess code DASR3PCW.  I'll mail you the packets and email directions next week (by May 12th).  Please note** Do Not Choose - No Contact - when you place your order.  So I can see where to ship your packets!  :) I cannot see who is ordering when your online account is set up with no contact.


Recommended supplies to assemble these projects as shown with the packets:Stamps (Optional) ~ know that you can substute for stamps you already own):
  • Guy Greeting Stamp Set
  • Tuxedo Black Momento Ink Pad 

For online directions only orders,  a full supply list will be sent with the directions. 

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Stampin' Up! Petal Potpourri April Card Class, In person, To go or Directions Only

Update: Registration for this class has been closed (sold out!). Thank you so much.
The directions only option for $10 is still available if you email me. :)
Stay tuned for the May Class to go featuring the Guy Greetings Stamp Set.



Pricing is the SAME for in person or to-go.  Make these 4 gorgeous cards for only $15. Class fee is waived with a minimum order. 
Three Options!
In person at 9 AM or 6 PM, Thursday.
To go: see details below

Directions Only:  Receive the printable PDF directions by April 17th for all 4 cards with complete supply and shopping lists for only $10 ~ Note. digital file will be sent next week.  These are my in-class directions sheets and contain full measurments and step by step directions.
NEW!!  same price $15 or waived with a minimum order.  Just place your online order on my website of more than $25 merchandise, and use hostess code 2Q3JXCHK.  I'll mail you the packets and email directions next week (by April 17th).  Please note** Do Not Choose - No Contact - when you place your order.  So I can see where to ship your packets!  :) I cannot see who is ordering when your online account is set up with no contact.

Recommended supplies to assemble these projects as shown with the packets:
Stamps (Optional) ~ know that you can substute for stamps you already own):
Petal Potpourri Stamp Set Bundle (includes the stamp set and the flower medallion punch)
138876 Wood mount $37.95
138877 Clear mount  $31.25
140594 Lovely Amazing You Photopolymer Stamp set $14.95
Ink for these projects
131174 Baked Brown Sugar Ink pad $5.95

Additional Supplies you need to assemble as shown (but not required)
129404 7/8" Scallop Circle Punch 
For online directions only orders,  a full supply list will be sent with the directions. 
Here is a list of what you will need to assemble the projects once you receive them.  You can always substitute for things you already own.
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Thank you so much for stopping by today!


Love,
Selene Kempton
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Friday, March 13, 2015

3/13 Stampin Up Forever Florals Clean and Simple card, featuring the Incolor Accessory Pack

Hello Friends!

I can't seem to put the Blackberry Bliss color down!  Here is another clean and simple card, using the in color accessory pack with some super clean and beautiful images from the Forever Florals Stamp Set.

I started with my base layer measuring 11 x 4 1/4" and it's scored in half at 5 1/2"
Layer 2: Blackberry Bliss, 5 1/8" x 3 7/8"
Layer 3: Whisper White, 5 x 3 3/4"
Layer 4: Two pieces of the double thick twine from the in color accessory pack (available till march 31)
Layer 5: blackberry bliss 3 1/8 x 2 5/8"
Layer 6: Whisper white 3 x 2 1/2"

Some notes about getting the twine to stay, i just used my handy dandy, fast fuse adhesive.  Then, I tied a loose bow, and glued it with tombo liquid glue and just let it set up before I moved it. 

Thank you so much for stopping by today!


Love,
Selene Kempton
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Thursday, March 12, 2015

3/12 Stampin' Up! Flower Patch, Clean and Simple, Stamps, Ink & Paper


Some days you just need simple.
I stepped out into my stamp room looking for some pin worthy inspiration,  and admittedly, I'm a little under the weather.  

What do you take for a headache? 

I personally, retreat to my craft room for some stamps, ink and paper.  

This week I'll be celebrating 9 years of creating with Stampin' Up!, and I'm really very grateful for so much.  Mainly, I am so grateful for the relationships that I don't know what I'd do with out.  You all know who you are.  

So very grateful, and how appropriate is this sentiment?  

This card was SO EASY to put together.  I'll give you some simple measurements, and instructions and call it a day. 

First, cut a piece of whisper white to 5 x 3 3/4".  Stamp the sentiment on the bottom left hand side of the card, then add three flowers (all in blackberry bliss ink).  

Layer that on top of a piece of Blackberry Bliss cardstock cut to 5 3/8 x 4 1/8".

And layer it one more time, on a card base 5 1/4" x 4 1/2".

I added some of the incolor pack buttons, with self adhesive pearls on top.  

This is an awesome saleabration bundle, where you can get the buttons for free!  

Thank you so much for stopping by today!  I'm so grateful to be able to share with you.  If you are looking for any of the items I used, there is a complete shopping list below.

Love,
Selene Kempton
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Wednesday, March 4, 2015

New Class Options ~ Watercolor w/ Markers, In person, To Go, or directions only Stampin' Up Nature's Perfection & Lovely Amazing You Sale-A-Bration Card Class


Once again tomorrow morning, we are getting a little bit of snow, and the regular friends who come to this monthly stamp camp wont be able to travel here for my class.  In addition, I have quite a few friends who have reached out long distance to tell me they wish they could take my classes over and over.
 

I've been praying about this, how to best serve my friends, so now I have a plan!  

Three Options!
  1. In person: Tomorrow, Thurs March 5th @ 9AM or 6:30PM
  2. To go: packets will be mailed next week. (deadline to sign up is MONDAY, March 9)
  3. Directions Only: $10 The directions I use in my in person class ~ with measurements. 
 Notice the in person and to go options will be priced the SAME?

$15 or waived with a minimum order of $25 or more. To Go, you can access my store here  by the close of business on Monday.  The hostess code for this class is F2J62ZMP.  Please use this hostess code and you will receive your free packets in the mail from me afterwards.   (i'll be mailing them next week). 


I'm really excited to be offering these new options for people both near and far.  Click below for more information or to register.

Register Now! 


Recommended supplies to assemble these projects as shown with the packets:
Stamps (Optional) ~ know that you can substute for stamps you already own):
139100 Natures Perfection Stamp Set ~ Free with any $50 order (Ends May 31)
140594 Lovely Amazing you Stamp set, photopolymer - $14.95

Ink:133654 2014-2016 In Color Markers $14.95

Accessories:
103954 Aquapainters $16.96
plus you would want to have clear blocks and adhesive
I used glue dots, dimensionals, snail (tape runner) and tombo multipurpose liquid adhesive.
For online directions only orders,  a full supply list will be sent with the directions.


Love,
Selene Kempton
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