Wednesday, September 26, 2012

9/26 Stampin' Up! Evergreen and Shimmer paint Video

Good Evening Friends,

Yea!!  I made my second video.  I wanted to show the amazing fun I had with shimmer paint while making this pretty card. 

Base: Vanilla, 8 1/2 x 5 1/2", scored and folded at 4 1/4"
Layer 2: Early Espresso, 5 x 3 3/4"
Layer 3: Vanilla, 4 7/8" x 3 5/8"
Layer 4: Champagne Glimmer Paper, cut with large scallop egdelit.  Also, I punched the star out of this layer.
Layer 5: Vanilla, large piece from the apothecary accents framelit.
Layer 6: Very Vanilla Seam Binding.


Shopping List:
Evergreen, 127970 Wood, 127973 Clear Mount

Espresso Ink Pad, Champagne glimmer paint

Espresso, Vanilla and Glimmer Paper (Champagne)

Apothecary Accents Framelits, Large Scallop edgelits, big shot die cutting machine, Lacy Brocade Embossing folder.

Thanks for visiting!!
Rubbah hugs,

Selene Kempton
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Monday, September 24, 2012

9/24 Stampin' Up! Seasonal Sayings and Cottage Window

Good Morning Friends!

I'm so excited to be getting back to a somewhat normal schedule.  I took 3 weeks to document the Stamp Out Breast Cancer Class planner and the feedback so far has just blessed my heart.  There are several demonstrators who purchased the planner (for charity) and are planning their own October fundraiser for Breast Cancer.  It's fun to see a big idea get bigger!  

Well, it's club this week, and I'm warming up in the studio with this pretty card for Thanksgiving.  I'm not sure if you can see the blue behind the pumpkins, it's very understated, along with the sweetly glittered pumpkins.  I just love this time of year!

So here is a supply list to get started:
127282 Cottage Window, clear mount
128009 Sensational Season, clear mount.
Stazon black, soft suede ink pads
soft suede, pool party, more mustard, pumpkin pie
Paper, Pool Party, More Mustard, and Watercolor Paper
Pool Party Seam Binding, Bold Brights Buttons (this one is pumpkin pie), Pool Party Bakers twine to tie up my faux bow and an aqua painter.

I'm so thankful to be seeing my clubbers this week and show them how to make this card.  If you are local to me, please come try out stamp club!  We have a few openings now and a new group forming! 

Rubbah hugs!

Selene Kempton

Sunday, September 23, 2012

More info about our Stamp Out Breast Cancer Event

My good friend Tami has made an awesome video that I want to share with you this morning!  It shows some of the GRAND Prizes for our event!

If you haven't done it already click here and go to our Making Strides Site.  When you give to the team member "Event Registration" not only will you be registered for the event, but you'll get the customer directions for the great cards shown on the right!

Are you long distance and would like to support our cause?  Click here to donate to our general team.

Finally, If you are a demonstrator, and would like the CLASS PLANNER, I will donate all proceeds of the purchase of your class planner back to the charity.  Click here to see the details on that.  :)

Yeaaaa!!!  Stamping Out Breast Cancer one card at a time.


Tuesday, September 18, 2012

It's time to Stamp Out Breast Cancer!!

I am so very excited to announce the THIRD annual Stamp Out Breast Cancer fundraiser!  It's very easy to sign up to join us.  Just donate to our team member named "Event Registration" online, your money goes right to the charity and you are registered for a day of stamping fun!

For starters, you'll be surrounded by people all dressed in PINK!  (what could be better?)  Well, we'll have drinks and Pizza (donated by Romano's Pizza in Dracut) & munchies and fun!  We will be swapping full Stampin' Up created cards!  So make a few and come swap with us {yea! just like convention}

Here's what else we're doing:

Eleven local demonstrators have agreed to donate the supplies to make these five gorgeous cards.  We are broken into 5 teams of 2, plus me!  I'll be fluttering around like a butterfly all day to make sure everyone is happy and things go smooth.  It's $25 at the door to make the 5 cards, plus we will be selling raffle tickets all day long for a host of different prizes.  There's a huge donation (value $300) that will be coming from the stampin' up home office.  We've already started getting gift certificates and gift baskets.  Someone who works for Kurig is trying to get a home brewer donated.  You get the picture.  There are SO many raffles they take up the ENTIRE STAGE at Dracut's Harmony Hall!  Love that!  And for raffle tickets to benefit Making Strides, we're giving every last thing away!  {can you tell I'm excited??}

Just for attending you'll be entered in the door prize raffle to win either a Big Shot or a prize bundle with the complete supplies to make all the cards shown above (and then some).  Isn't that the coolest?  Well, all of that is ALSO donated by fabulous people like YOU!

So there are a few ways that you can donate:

First, if you are a demo and can't attend, but you want to contribute ~ this is BRAND NEW this year ~ I created a Class Planner for you.  To read all about my idea for this and to get your planner, click here for more details.

The flier, that shows all the info about the day is located here.

If you just want to register for the event, click here and make a $20 donation to the team member Event Registration.   This step is important, if you donate to the general team, the email will not come to your inbox.  OH!! Did you notice it's $5 less when you do it online?  Well, we want to encourage you to pay the charity directly! 

You will receive an email with the address to harmony hall and the detailed directions as a thank you.  {note: this does not have the demo planner attached to it, that's separate set of documents}

That's it in a nutshell!  Just a day devoted to having more birthdays!  What do I mean?  Well, if we lived in a world without cancer there would be a lot more birthdays and THAT would be a reason to celebrate!

Big Hugs!
Selene Kempton

Monday, September 17, 2012

9/17 Stampin' Up! Pursuit of Happiness & MDS2, Sudsol sketch challenge

Good Morning Friends!

I know that I have been a little bit MIA on my blog.  Here's the scoop.  I'm working on something BIG!  I mean HUGE!  For this year's stamp out breast cancer event, I'm going to be offering a class planner.  It has taken me 3 weeks solid and it's out for proofing!  I will release the class planner soon.  The best part is, I'm giving all the money from the sale of the planner to Breast Cancer research!  This is my ONE BIG service project a year and I want to do it with gusto ~ so stay tuned!

So ~ here we go.  Once a month I host a chat over on a group that I belong to for demonstrators called SUDSOL.  This morning's chat was a chat and challenge where I provide a sketch.  Honestly, I grabbed one of the 9 sketches that I didn't use from 411 and just re purposed it.  So, this was going to be a 411 sketch.  :) 

I have been seeing this butterfly punch used for negative space all over pinterest and wanted to do my own version.  :)  This is the gorgeous International Bazaar designer paper.  :)  So cool!

So, here's my sketch!  I was having so much fun it sort of looks like a card already!  I did it in My Digital Studio 2.  Pretty fabulous, ey?  I love all the little pearls as the flame on the birthday cake... oh boy.. well how about some measurements.

Base layer is 8 1/2" x 5 1/2", scored and folded at 4 1/4"
Layer 2: 4 x 5 1/4" and embossed with the Lacy Brocade Textured Impressions Embossing Folder
Layer 3: 5 x 2" strip of the International Bazaar DSP,
with a the elegant butterfly punched out under where you wont see it.
 Layer 4: Whisper white layer 4 1/8" x  2 5/8"
Layer 5: 4 x 2 1/2" different pattern of the International Bazaar DSP, with a elegant butterfly punched out to create the negative space.
Layer 6: 17" of Pacific Point stitched ribbon
Layer 7: The sentiment was cut out with one of the shapes from the Apothecary Accents Framelit, then stamped. I put that layer up on dimensionals to sit nice on top of the ribbon.   I tried sponging that top layer, then decided it looked better clean.
Layer 8: Finally, I attached the butterfly that I punched out of layer 4 with a glue dot and added some self adhesive rhinestone gems to the top.
This also doubled as my swap card for last night's team shoe box swap which we held at a local pizza place (which now has the BEST roast beef I've ever had!!)   New favorite, just sayin'

Anyway, one of the shop owners, Helen had her birthday last night.  So, we all made an extra sample and celebrated her birthday!  Last night she actually said she might like to try stamping some day!  That's pretty cool!

That's it for today.  Tonight I'm going to be hanging with a girlfriend in the studio trying out some fun with tiles!  :)

Have a great day!

Selene Kempton
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Friday, September 14, 2012

9/14/12 How to assemble your clear mounted stamps ~ a tutorial

Good Evening friends!

I recently purchased a brand new camera, and it takes videos!  I have a friend from high school who got some goodies from Stampin' Up! but she has never picked up a stamp. 

My intention for making this video is for her, but there is a cool thing that I do to the stickers of my clear mount stamps.

I'm sure it will come in handy for my customers who want to remember what I showed at a workshop if they forget.  I use a 2-way glue pen.  I already heard some feedback from my friends that they may have been using too much glue on their stamps.  

Here it is!  Please let me know what you think!  I think I can improve, but it's not bad for my first one!

hugs to you,
Thursday, September 13, 2012

9/13 Stampin Up! Monster Munchies Scrapbooking!

Good Morning Friends!

Today is the last day to RSVP for tomorrow night's scrap booking class!  Here is the second set of pages we will be making.

I just love the monster munchies stamp set, and how about the home-made designer paper.  You really get a good feel of the illuminate stamp pad with these pages.

The translucent ghosts are so adorable!  Best of all, I'm ready for Halloween, with these pre~made pages to pop my photos in.

Join us tomorrow night at 6:30 and make 4 pages for $20.  Class registration closes tonight at 9 PM, so I have time to prepare your page packets.

I  hope to see you here!

Rubbah hugs,
Selene Kempton

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

9/11 thoughts & Stampin' Up! Perfectly Preserved

Good Morning Friends,

First, a personal note this morning...

I still remember 9/11/2001 like it was yesterday. It was a bright and chilly morning like this morning!  I was at home doing homework.  At that time I was a full time graphic design student.  I got an instant message from a fellow student to tune into a video.  

When I saw what was happening, I instantly dropped what I was doing and called my new hubby and told him to drop what he was doing ~ to find a TV and plant himself there.  I was watching a live feed online of the scene.  I didn't know what was happening yet, it was just the first plane.  When the second plane hit, it was clear to me that something horrible was happening.  

Yet, in the midst of such horror, there were many angels around us, showing us the true human spirit.  Those willing to stand up for others and run towards the buildings to save others from peril.

After the tragedy, I traveled to the location of the fallen towers and tried to get my own photos, but my camera at the time wasn't the best.  I took a cruise out into the harbor to see the lights.  These shining beacons where the towers once stood.  It was a beautiful trip ~ it was hard to meet some of the local people who were still quite shaken and trying to rebuild.  

To all of the people who were in those buildings, for the first responders, for those who perished, for the families of all those who were there, may God bless you and look after you today and every day. Also, for those in the armed forces, the families that live without mom and dad every day so that those folks can protect our way of life.  Thank you.  Like many, I will never forget.

I made this card for the stamping 411 sketch challenge that was going to be coming up, the week before we decided to take a break.  I have about 9 sketches made that I am not using.. maybe I'll post them here. We shall see. :) 

This card has a lot of layers!  :)  I had fun making it when I was planning my stamp club projects last month.  

First, how about some measurements.
Base Layer: 8 1/2" x 5 1/2", scored and folded in half at 4 1/4"
Layer 2: Raspberry Ripple, cut to 5 x 3 3/4", then embossed with the Argyle Embossing folder.
Layer 3: very vanilla layer cut from the Labels collection framelits
Layer 4: is the same thing, next size down I stamped the canning jar directly on this layer
Layer 5: is a piece of designer paper down the center 1 1/2" wide x 5" long.
Layers above that are all pieces cut with the perfectly preserved framelits from the holiday catalog.  How cool is this!  

So you stamp the apple, the core, the just for you, and cut all at once!  Happy dance!!  :) {sorry that} I did use a LOT of products on this card, but I was having fun!  :)  
 I have been working very hard coming out with a class planner for the breast cancer fundraiser.  It's coming!  I'm so sorry if my blog has been suffering a teensy tiny bit, but I'm working so hard!  

The next class planner proceeds will be donated for breast cancer research and add towards the event totals to help the charity.  I can't wait to finish!  

Today ~ I'm in a sentimental mood, so I'll leave you with this thought.  Give those you love a big hug today, and hold on to them for an extra minute or two.  Live every moment to the fullest!  

Thanks for stopping by and God Bless You.
Selene Kempton

Monday, September 10, 2012

9/10 Stampin' Up! Wonderfall Scrapbooking ~ This Friday

Good Morning Friends! 

I'm excited to share this Friday night's scrap booking night with you.  Here's one of the two set's of pages we will be making! 

The photo just doesn't do these gorgeous pages justice.  The colors are so vibrant (and sparkly)

I'm going to be trying out an Open Scrapbook Club for the next 4 months.  Here's how it works:

Make four 12 x 12 pages for $20.  In the Open Club Concept they can have some or all of the fee for the pages by making a purchase. 

Make a minimum $25 purchase (before tax and shipping) and take $10 off the class fee.
Make a minimum $50 purchase (before tax and shipping) and the class is FREE! 

How's that for Fall Fun! 

The class starts at 6:30 this coming Friday night.
Here are the dates for the next three meetings.

Friday, October 19th
Friday, November 9th
Friday, December 14th

I miss scrap booking with my friends and hope to see all my scrappers there!  :)

Rubbah hugs,
Selene Kempton.
Thursday, September 6, 2012

Save the Date! Stamp Out Breast Cancer 3!

Good Morning Friends! 

Please save the date for our Annual Stamp Out Breast Cancer Event!

Join me and a team of demonstrators from across Massachusetts as we gather to STAMP OUT BREAST CANCER!

Many of the ladies who are participating are not related "sales wise" but we gather together and donate EVERY CENT to our charity Making Strides of Boston, A division of the American Cancer Society. 

There will be much more information forthcoming and a class planner for the gorgeous set of cards above. 

So here's the date!
Stamp Out Breast Cancer Event Details

Date: Saturday, October 13th 2012
Time: Anytime between 11AM-3PM
Location:  Dracut's Harmony Hall, Historical Building

There will be LOTS more details to follow, but I wanted you to mark the date!  Stay tuned...!

Rubbah hugs,
Selene Kempton

Monday, September 3, 2012

9/3 Stampin Up! Winter Memories, Champagne Glimmer paper, and

Good Morning Friends! 

Here's a card I made (along with two others) for an outstanding team member.  She has been doing such a good job and fitting right into my rewards program for my team.  At the meeting she received two packages of the Stampin Up Champagne Glimmer Paper and three cards for her outstanding effort.  I offer this reward on a monthly basis to anyone who reaches a certain level in sales.  She's rockin' it!  Congratulations Jo, on another stellar month!  

I love this Stamp Set, Winter Memories!  It would be so pretty for someone who likes to watercolor a lot, but I thought it might be fun to just let the image walk on it's own.  I just stamped it on a piece of crumb cake colored card stock using the Early Espresso Ink Pad and left it right there!  :)  Because the "product of the month" is glimmer paper, I pulled out my Snow Flurry Bigz Die by Stampin' Up! and cut a pretty snowflake from the glimmer paper.  On top of that I used a neutral collection button and added a little faux gold stitch with my gold marker. 

Okay.. so SERIOUSLY!  Introducing THE Gold Stampin' Dazzle Marker!!! This is my FAVORITE metallic marker in a long time.  Gone are the days where you have to really push on a marker to get it going, then get a big puddle once in a while in a blob on your cardstock.. Nope!  This fine marker is made of felt and goes on like buttah!  really buttah!  Yea Baby!  Happy Dance!

Next, I embossed the second layer of this card with the Petals-A-Plenty Embossing Folder and just touched the top of the dots of the embossed image with the pen to create a little more dimension.  I love this pen!  :) 

A pretty easy card, but it's really impressive!  What's better than that?  :)  

Here's a shopping list for this card:

Stamps: Winter Memories Stamp Set, Wood Mount or Clear Mount
Ink: Early Espresso Ink Pad
Paper: Very Vanilla Card Stock, Champagne Glimmer Paper, Crumb Cake Card Stock
Accessories: Snow Flurry Bigz Die by Stampin' Up!, Designer Buttons Neutrals Collection, Petals-A-Plenty Embossing Folder,   Gold Stampin' Dazzle Marker
Ribbon: Vanilla Seam Binding

Thanks for stopping by today! 
Hugs to you,

Selene Kempton
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Saturday, September 1, 2012

9/1 Stampin' Up!, Trust God, Petal Cone Die Basket.

Good Morning Friends! 

I am away camping this weekend and my little one woke me up early with the "Mickey Mouse Clubhouse" blaring in HD.  Luckily the hubby is still asleep, so I'm taking the opportunity to share some more projects with you.  

Okay ~ so I got a few messages last night after announcing the stamping 411 extended leave and, no worries, I will still be posting to my personal blog.  The girls just need a break.  :)  I try and get a post up every day except Sunday.  (that's the day we're supposed to rest, right?) 

I have another cute project made with the petal cone die to show you this morning.  I showed this at the Providence RI regionals on Saturday.  This one was originally all over the internet a few years ago. This one goes together in minutes. 

I score 2" below the "line" on the petal cone cut out when it's all folded up, then just cut off everything 1" below that line and put two of them together.  It's so easy it should be illegal!  I used the ribbon border punch for the handle.  I embossed the sentiment right on the flap of the petal cone die with black embossing powder. 

My daughter Alexis will be making her 1st communion this year and I am probably going to make these as a favor at the family dinner after the communion.  I may change my mind a hundred times before then, but for now, this is it!  The supply list isn't too bad for it either, especially with the special this month!   Spend $40 in my online store and choose a free roll of the in-color stitched satin ribbon (shown below) during the month of September!  FREE is ALWAYS good!

Here's the shopping list for this project:

Stamps: Trust God Stamp Set in Wood Mount or Clear Mount
Ink: Versamark ink pad
Paper: Pink Pirouette Card Stock (one sheet per basket)
Accessories: Black Embossing Powder, Petal Cone Die for the big shot
Ribbon:   Raspberry Ripple Stitched Satin Ribbon (to tie on your basket) ~ Free with any $40 order in September in my Stampin' Up store. 

And by the way!  All customers who place an order with me will get a card in the mail as my thank you.  I very much appreciate you supporting this stay at home mom's small business and thank you for stopping by if you're a demo! 

Much love to you and have a wonderful weekend! 

Selene Kempton
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