Friday, May 29, 2015

5/29 Stampin' Up! Sneak Peek, Friendly Wishes Stamp Set & a video to show the Vintage Scrunched Ribbon Quick Tip

Good Afternoon Friends!

After this weeks blog hop, I got a few emails on how to do the Scrunched Ribbon Technique with the Dotted Lace Trim Ribbon that will go live on June 2nd from Stampin' Up!

So, I made a video!

This is a different card than my original post for the blog hop, but we made this cute and quick card in stamp club this month.

When you see the technique you might say, that's it?  But it comes out so pretty!  This new ribbon is the perfect ribbon to scrunch because it's nice and thin and won't make your cards too "bunchy" to mail.  {I think that's a new word}.




So this was a quick one!  I hope you enjoyed the video.  Here's a closer look at the project.

Thank you so much for stopping by today!


Love,
Selene Kempton

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Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Stampin Up Grand Vacation Achievers Blog Hop ~ Pillow Gift Inspiration Hop


Welcome to the Grand Vacation Achievers Blog Hop!  This time around we are making projects that were inspired by our pillow gifts on the Stampin' Up! incentive trip to Hawaii in May.  If you are coming here in order, you came from Kylie Bertucci's blog.  Wasn't her project super cool?  

I will admit, that when I got home my mojo was still somewhere on the Hawaiian Shoreline.  Stampin' Up always knows how to spoil us.  I will quote my sweet hubby, Brian here: 


"If more people had the chance to earn an incentive trip just once, they would never want to miss another one!"  

Here's a wonderful photo of Brian, sporting his Maui Jim's from the Alaska cruise.  We were on our way downstairs to the welcome dinner, to pick up yet another pair of shades!

I really love how we got to pick the ones we wanted and they didn't just issue the same pair to every one of us.  I love even MORE that my hubby was rewarded for all that he does to help me through the year, and he really does help me.  From being the punch-master-fixer, to scoring paper or punching little flowers, my guy does it all!  
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So when I got home, I really wanted to use something from the sunglass theme, and I had tucked these away in my bag.  The 2015 logo appeared on so many things of what we received, I decided to use this card to inspire me for my project today.



So here is my project share for today.  I started by grabbing a stamp set that I preordered from the catalog, and it arrived home the same day I did.  It's the "I Think You're Great" Stamp Set from Stampin' Up! and it goes live for Sale on June 2nd.  Demonstrators can get theirs early during the preorder that is currently going strong.


I started by stamping the sentiment over and over, with different color combinations.  I wanted to have a subtle pattern in the background.  Here's a closer look at that background.  I just stamped BOTH the sentiment, and the super cute floral looking pattern in the new Watermelon Wonder color, and kissed them together before stamping it on my Whisper White Card Stock.

This image marries up nicely with the 1 3/4 inch circle punch.  When I got to the next step I wanted a scalloped circle underneath it, but my scalloped circle ended up being the same exact size. So, this was my "fix" to that issue.  I just cut my scalloped circle in half and used it to frame the piece above.

Next, I wanted to scrunch up my ribbon for a more vintage feel.  So, I used my fast fuse to make a line of adhesive down where the Designer Paper met my card stock and then just took a piece of ribbon and pinched it every 1/4" inch or so until I got to the end of the front of my card stock.

To secure it, I could have pulled out the sewing machine, but I decided on a nice piece of bakers twine to keep it simple!  I tied the bakers twine around twice and tied it up with a bow.  You could easily use a knot and it would look great too!

So here are some measurements and supplies if you're looking to recreate this.

Wish List:
Stamps: I Think You're Great Wood 138712 / Clear 139868
Ink: Watermelon Wonder Ink Pad 138323
Paper: 
Whisper White Card Stock
Tip Top Taupe Card Stock 138336
Watermelon Wonder Card Stock 138334
In Color Envelope Paper (in place of designer paper, page 149 of the new catalog) 138312
Accessories:
Watermelon Wonder Dotted Lace Trim 138428
Bakers Twine, Whisper White 124262
Self Adhesive Pearls 119247
Itty Bitty Accents Flower Punch 133787


Measurements:
Base Layer: Whisper White 8 1/2 x 5 1/2"
Layer 2: Watermelon Wonder 5 1/8" x 3 7/8"
Layer 3: Tip Top Taupe (embossed with the Decorative Dots Embossing Folder) 5 x 3 3/4"
Layer 4: Envelope paper 1 1/2" x 3 3/4"
Layer 5: 12" of Dotted lace trim
Layer 6: Bakers Twine
Layer 7: Whisper White 1 3/4" scalloped Punch, cut in half and adhered to the bottom of layer 8.
Layer 8: Sentiment, punched with 1 3/4" circle punch!  

So, If you're still reading, I thought I'd show you which sunglasses we picked!  I feel so totally blessed by my friends who make dreams like these possible.  Traveling with Stampin' Up! is an amazing way to see the world because everywhere you go on vacation, you run into a friend that you happen to know!  Thank you BIG TIME, to my awesome team of demonstrators and customers that are all really more like extended family.  



I can't wait to see what the rest of my friends have come up with! Continuing on the blog hop path, I get to introduce you to my super talented friend Connie Stewart!!  

I can't wait to see what she has cooked up for us!  

Blog hop list


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



Stampin' Up! Creative Coach

Thursday, May 7, 2015

5/7 Stampin' Up Painted Petals, Amazingly Amazing Card

Hello Friends!

Sharing this sweet card with you today!  It uses the painted petals suite of products from Stampin Up.  This card was from a while back.  We used it for the Occasions Catalog Kickoff, and it's hard to believe that we will be saying good bye to that catalog at the end of the month!


How about some basic measurements for this card? 
Base Layer is Mossy Meadow: 8 1/2 x 5 1/2, scored in half at 4 1/4"
Layer 2 is whisper White 5 1/4" x 4", and was embossed with the spring flowers textured impressions folder
Layer 3: is a doily
Layer 4: Painted Petals Designer series paper, 5 1/4" x 1"
Layer 5: Pacific point 4 1/4" x 3 1/4"
Layer 6: Whisper White 4 x 3

The fun part of putting this together was using the stamp a majig.  Most of my customers had never used one and I think they were big fans!  We stamped the words first, then the branches, then used the stamp a magi tool to line up the flowers perfectly.  

Thank you for stopping by today!  

Love,
Selene Kempton


Monday, May 4, 2015

Stampin' Up Guy Greetings. No One could fill your shoes. Last call for this month's class, in person or to go

Hello Friends!
I am so in love with the stamp set Guy Greetings from Stampin' Up!  By Random number I selected this winner for the blog candy.  

Meredith245 at yahoo dot com said...

I'm always sure to send a card on father's day.

Meredith, please email me @ e.selene@verizon.net to collect your free card kit and class to go!
You can still get this class to go, but only for one day, registration closes tomorrow.  (Tuesday)



I don't know about you, but I can never seem to have enough cards for guys!
  
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

In person Tuesday May 5th: 
9 AM or 6 PM, Tuesday May 5th.

To go: $15 flat fee for cut card stock and emailed PDF directions with videos.   Free with a $25 order on my online website using hostess code: DASR3PCW

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.

Note: All to go orders... 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 substitute for stamps you already own):


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



Thank you so much for stopping by today!


Love,
Selene Kempton

Stampin' Up! Creative Coach
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Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Stampin' Up! Guy Greetings Card Class ~ In Person Or to GO, Plus Blog Candy!

Join me for the Guy Greetings Card Class, Tuesday, May 5th in person or to GO!

So First, CANDY!!! Who doesn't love blog candy!  
Leave me a comment in the next 48 hours on your favorite tradition around your favorite guy!  Do you take your dad to breakfast on fathers day?  or spoil your son on school vacation week. Leave me a comment and I'll pick a random winner to send this class to absolutely FREE!  

I can't wait to hear from you.


I don't know about you, but I can never seem to have enough cards for guys!
  
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

In person Tuesday May 5th: 
9 AM or 6 PM, Tuesday May 5th.

To go: $15 flat fee for cut card stock and emailed PDF directions with videos.   Free with a $25 order on my online website using hostess code: DASR3PCW

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.

Note: All to go orders... 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 substitute for stamps you already own):


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



Thank you so much for stopping by today!


Love,
Selene Kempton

Stampin' Up! Creative Coach
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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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Love,

Selene Kempton
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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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