Friday, August 18, 2017

8/18 Stampin' Up Just Add Text and a Daisy Punch! #FridayFun

Hello Friends,

I am so excited to be sharing a card from my workshop this week.  I do love sitting with friends doing crafts and spending time together.  This particular group I meet with them every single month, and they totally bless me.  I love how Stampin' Up brings that into my life and theirs.  This card was a big hit at the gathering this month, and I love how simple it is!  I'll post this week's video at the bottom, but first how about some measurements so you can recreate it if you like.

Here are the colors I used.

Base: Crumb Cake 8 1/2" x 5 1/2", scored and folded in half at 4 1/4"
Layer 2: Melon Mambo, 5 1/8" x 3 7/8"
Layer 3: Crumb Cake, 5 x 3 3/4"
Layer 4: Melon Mambo 3" square, die cut with the stitched framelits die
Layer 5 & 6: Two Daisies, punched from the Stampin' Up! daisy punch
Layer 7: Daffodil Delight 3/4" circle, popped up with a dimensional
Layer 8: Glitter enamel Dot

The video this week is very short, only about 5 minutes, but I talk about some really cool design concepts including framing things by making sure that 3 sides are equal, and the rule of thirds.  

Thanks for checking it out!  


If you loved this project and need some things, my host code for this month is: FFFR4PQH  
Of course I mail a thank you card for every online order that uses this code!

The clearance rack has been updated and there are some crazy sales going on!  Here are the products I used to create this card.

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

8/16 Stampin Up' Awesomely Artistic, Woosh Technique, Clearance Rack Updated and more!

Hello Friends!

Thanks so much for stopping by today.  I have another color with the Inkpad Woosh technique for you!  Did you miss the video?  I'll post all the details down below the main body of this post so you can see how I did this one.

For this one I started with watercolor paper, and added some Marina Mist.  It's been forever since I used that color!  I finished up with Pacific point to get the dark, splattered some wink of stella on it (of course), then I walked away for a day and let my watercolor paper dry!  However, please be sure to check out the video links below to see the Woosh technique in action if you missed the video!

I cut the ovals out of the layer underneath, stamped my dragonfly,  cut him out and layered it back together with some Mini Stampin Dimensionals!  The word "friend" is also stamped in pacific point. Super simple, super pretty!  I could see making a bunch of these.

How about some measurements?

Base: Shimmer white Card stock. 8 1/2" x 5 1/2", scored and folded in half at 4 1/4"

Layer 2: Pacific Point 5 1/4" x 4, large scalloped oval cut out using the layering ovals dies

Layer 3: Watercolor Paper 5 x 3 3/4" large layered oval cut out

Layer 4: Shimmer white cardstock scrap for the dragonfly, cut with paper snips.

Speaking of, I have a whole bunch of news for you!  First, here is my shopping list if you need a thing or two, my current host code is: FFFR4PQH

First, did you know that I have been adding a NEW VIDEO for you every single Friday?  The first three are below and teach totally different things!  I am always looking for new ideas so if you have an idea for my Friday Fun video series, please email me!

The clearance rack has been updated and there's a lot of really cool finds.  Eight, 3x3x3 gift boxes for $3.20, half price gold wink of Stella, Pop of pink Designer paper, very inexpensive enamel shapes and more...  Click here to see what is on the clearance rack.  Use host code: FFFR4PQH and all orders over $25 will get a card in the mail from me!  ;-)

Do you need a holiday catalog?  I have them!  If you are a current customer, let me know and I'll pop one in the mail to you if you live far away or we can plan to catch up and meet if you live close!

The Carol's of Christmas bundle has been the most popular item of the month for me by far!  I have about 4 kits left from the last class, if you would like to take a kit to go, they are only $15 including directions or free with the purchase of the bundle (while supplies last).

Friday Fun, Episode 3, Gift Bags from DSP
Friday Fun, Episode 3, Gift Bags from DSP
Never Need to Buy Another Gift Bag!

Do you have leftover designer paper that you haven't used yet?  In this video I'll show you how to make a gift bag out of just two pieces of Designer paper!

It is really as easy as 4 scores, a few cuts, and some glue!  Things you probably already have on hand!

Click here to
Friday Fun Episode two, Ink Pad Woosh Technique
Friday Fun Episode two, Ink Pad Woosh Technique
Technique: The Inkpad Woosh

Looking for a way to use your watercolor paper and ink.  Pair it up with wink of stella a bit of water and a clear block and you've got the Inkpad Woosh

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Friday Fun, Episode 1, Baby Elephant Post it Note Holder
Friday Fun, Episode 1, Baby Elephant Post it Note Holder
Thailand 3D Swaps

Learn how to make this sweet gift in a snap!   My stamping club made this when we got home from Thailand and had fun learning how to make them.  I made 26 of these for my 3d Thailand swaps.  It is a sweet gift for anyone to let them know you are thinking of them and I can't get enough of that elephant's little bum.  

So cute for so many occasions!  Want to join the club? click here to check it out

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Friday, August 11, 2017

8/11/17 Stampin Up Gift Bag from Designer Series Paper Video

Happy Friday!

I am getting ready to take off for a short vacation, but before I do, it's time to have a little fun and share this week's #FridayFun Video!

This week I featured how to make a gift bag out of two sheets of designer series paper.  Use up what you have and have a quick way to give a gift!

Here is a link to the video:

Thanks so much for stopping by today, need to make this project?  If you love the project and need any supplies, i've listed what I used with links below.

Have a wonderful weekend.


Friday, August 4, 2017

Stampin Up, Happy Birthday Gorgeous Stamp Set and "Woosh Technique" Video with Wink of Stella

Happy Friday Friends! 

I should say happy #FridayFun.  I will be posting a video every week on Friday on youtube and on my Create with Selene business page.  Please like my page if you're so inclined, I share a ton over on Facebook and sometimes it's more than I'm able to do here.  

My friend Regina shared a cool project at our team meeting (i show you in the video) and I played with that Woosh Inkpad technique.  I had so much fun.  I made a quick video to how you how we made the backgrounds for these awesome cards.

First, here's the link to the video:

Here's a few shots of the cards I made.  With the sparkle from the wink of stella, the photos don't do them justice!

Thank you so much for stopping by!  i have listed all the supplies if you need anything to try making them!


Monday, July 31, 2017

Last Day for the best Deal in the book, plus the Essentials Gift Pack from Stampin Up!

Is Crafting a Big Part of your Life?

There is a place for you on our team!  The Stamper's with HeART team are from coast to coast in the United States and are an amazing group of crafters.  They really have become my stamping family.  Now you can join my group and collect a whole bunch of freebees in the process, but only for two more days!

1. Choose $125 in products for $99 (free shipping)
2. Receive a $72 Essentials Gift Pack in products including:
  • Two "D" sized stamping blocks
  • Package of grid paper (for protecting your work area)
  • Brand new set of paper snips
  • SNAIL Adhesive Dispenser
  • Bone Folder
  • SNEAK PEEK stamp set called the Carols of Christmas (which is also my class bundle this month). This stamp set and bundle will be available to order on Tuesday. (isn't it pretty?)
Just click the big grey box to sign up for your kit! 

There is NO Risk, obligation, or commitment with this kit.  Test drive the demonstrator experience with one of the most amazing teams within Stampin' Up! 

The (not so) fine print: When you purchase the kit, you will be a member of my team until at least January.  If you meet the quarterly minimum of $300 in purchases or sales before then, you renew your demonstrator discount of 20% to start with unlimited income potential, not to mention some pretty amazing trips to destinations I would never dream of going to on my own!  

This little opportunity has completely changed my life.  I would love for you to be a part of my team!

Benefits of being a part of our group, Stampers with HeART:
  • First, HELLO!  20% off all your purchases when you use your demo discount account.
  • Monthly in person meetings in Massachusetts with training and card ideas for only $5
  • The directions only for those meetings are absolutely free.
  • Optional Monthly Card Swaps.
  • Recognition Program for advancements.
  • Quarterly 16 card catalog events to give you 4 complete classes at the start of every catalog for ideas. ~ my team come to these for at a discount.
  • Walking right beside your friends ~ which is priceless!
  • Renew your benefits by meeting the quarterly minimum or you can "drop" with no penalties.
  • Optional, one on one training call with me monthly to help you grow your business.
  • Every Tuesday I do a Facebook Live Video on our private group, to answer questions that I've gotten all week from our group.  Perhaps you didn't even know you had a question, and someone else asked it!  I answer them live every Tuesday for everyone! 
Thank you for being a part of my Stamping World.

Selene Kempton

Friday, July 28, 2017

Stampin Up 3D Thailand Swap using A Little Wild Clear Mount Bundle, Post It Note Holder

Hello Friends!

What a crazy trip it was on the Thailand incentive trip.  We easily came home with $500 in Stampin' Up Products, that I can't wait to break into and start showing you, but first things first.

I am committing to you, my readers to do a Friday Fun Video, once a week!  This is my very first one and I am showing you how to make these cute Post It Note holders.  They were my swaps for the incentive trip.

Here is a shot of the front of the post it note holder:

And this is one of the cute bum bow:  Isn't he cute?

Here is a shot of the inside of the post it note holder: 

Finally, here's a video that shows you all the measurements and how to put them together quickly:  These videos will come out every Friday night!  

Thank you so much for stopping by tonight!  Below are the links if you need any of these Stampin Up products. Thank you in advance for your purchase if you're feeling inspired. 

Selene Kempton

Stampin Up! Carol's of Christmas Card Class

This month's card class, is celebrating the early release of the Carols of Christmas stamp set!  Get your Christmas Cards started early, so when the hectic season arrives, you'll have your cards ready to go!  

I just cant wait to share this new stamp set with you!
  • 9 AM or
  • 6:30 PM
  • To GO
Get your packets, pre embossed, pre cut, bows tied**, so all you have to do is stamp, learn the techniques and assemble!  They are ready for you to have fun!  
Note! **There is one bow for you to tie this time on this gorgeous card but I'll show you how with a step by step video.  

To GO? You have options, the first three options are shipped to your door.
  • Inlcude the bundle for $57 
  • Include the stamp set for $29 
  • Get just the pre-cut kit for $15 
  • Get just the directions for $10
 Four Ways to get this class:
In person: at 9 AM or 6:30 PM, Thursday
Get the Kit to Go: Same price $15 or waived with a minimum order.  Just place your qualifying online order on my website, and use host code: ADCAPBNA
I'll mail you the packets and email directions the following week (by Aug 11th ~ pending stamp set and bundle).  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.

Online Directions Only:
  Receive the printable PDF directions, and video directions by Aug 11th for all the cards with complete supply and shopping lists for only $10 ~
If you want the pre-cut, embossed, packets to go, it's only $5 more (no brainer!)  **US shipping only on that please.
Note. digital file will also be sent by the 11th also.  These are my in-class directions sheets and contain full measurments and step by step directions. The photos have not been watermarked and the sheets do not have my name on them, so they are demonstrator friendly to reuse them for a class. 
Demonstrators: you may offer the sheets for free with any $50 order.
Complete supply list and shopping list will be part of the directions.
Recommended supplies to assemble these projects as shown with the packets:
Carols of Christmas Stamp Set
Cherry Cobbler, Garden Green, Night of Navy, Early Espresso Ink Pads
Recomended to have on hand:Fast Fuse
Sponge Dauber 
Glue Dots
Paper Snips 
For To Go packet customers all cardstock will be prepunched, precut, scored to make assembly as simple as possible.  I will also pre-tie any bows to make it easy to assemble.