Sunday, December 12, 2010

Tags Class


On Saturday, December 11, I had a class for just making Gift Tags!  It was a quick $5 class and each participant made one of each of these 7 tags.  I hope you like them!

Happy Gift Giving Everyone!

Saturday, December 4, 2010

Stamp Of The Month


This month the Stamp Of The Month Club ladies really enjoyed that the kits included SIX (6) different card ideas and instruction sheets!  Here's just a few of the ones they completed at today's class.

Next month we will be using one of the NEW Stamp Sets from the Occasions Mini Catalog.  Join us for a Special Thursday Morning Club on January 20th at 11 AM.  You won't want to miss this one!

Can't make it on that date?  Remember that Stamp Of The Month also has a 'Stamps-in-the-mail' option!  Contact me for more information.

Sunday, November 28, 2010

November Projects

Here's what you missed at my November Stampin' Up! Workshops!

I hope you enjoyed these card ideas.  Sorry you missed getting the directions!  Don't miss out on learning next months techniques!  See you at the next Workshop....maybe it will be yours!

I am excited about the NEW YEAR and the NEW Occasions Mini Catalog.  Call me to Book your workshop today!

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving Day!

I know you've seen this card before, but I wanted to share it again to celebrate today!


Monday, November 22, 2010


6" x 6" Scrapbook Pages

I thought I would share a few of the pages I had available as a FREE MAKE & TAKE at a crop where I was a vendor on the 20th of this month.

This one is the genearic version and although everyone loved it,
because of the upcoming Holiday Season,
it was not the popular choice!

This one below was by far the HOT choice!

Can you see the Dazzling Diamonds on the Ornament?  It really makes it special.
The Colors are Old Olive, Marina Mist, & Whisper White card stock.  Both use Early Espresso ink.

Hope you enjoy these ideas!

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Hostesses Gifts

Gifts for my November Hostesses

This month I all of my hostesses are receiving this 'gift' card filled with gift tags made from the Tags 'til Christmas stamp set. 
Outside above / Inside below
And the contents

This stamp set is part of a Stampin' Up! Special Promotion that runs through December 16th.  You can get the 'Tags 'til Christmas' stamp set and either the Decorative Label Punch (both found in the Holiday Mini) or the Ornament punch (in the Idea Book & Catalog) for just $31.92 (clear mount ) or $38.32 (wood mount).  More great deals like this can be found on at under products.

Have a Great Day!

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Team Gathering

What do Demonstrator's do when they get together?
We play, of course!

Here are some of the fun cards that we 'Swapped' at the
MemoryINKers Group Gathering last night!




Kathy (a guest & future demonstrator)

Check back here on Monday to see what I taught my team at this meeting!  
It's what I am giving to all of my November Hostesses! 
See You Here On Monday!

I'd love to have you join us at an upcoming 
MemoryINKers Gathering.  
We get together every month!
Contact me for dates and details.

Monday, November 8, 2010

House Hunting?

I know I recently shared the house I created from the Stampin' Up! Decor Elements -  
Design-a-house in the Holiday Mini Catalog.  I can't believe how talented some demonstrators are!  Here are a few that my upline had at a meeting I attended last month.  I totally forgot to post them for you!  I don't know who created them, but the are so great that I had to share!

The first one they turned into a creative is that?  WOW!!!

This next photo shows an adorable Holiday vignette that is so cute! Image creating your own Christmas village that can reflect YOUR HOME, and YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD!  I love it!

It's not too late start working on your own Holiday Decorations using the Decor Elements Design-a-House.  It's item # 120911 and they are just $5.95 each!  They not only make a great decoration, but imagine putting cookies on tray and covering them with a house.....nice for an open house, nicer to take to a neighbor.  You could even decorate the house to match their house!  I am so excited!  I have go and order more of them for myself!

If you want me to order one, two, three, or more for or email me ASAP.  Remember you can also order on line right from my Stampin' Up! Website.

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Stamp Of The Month Club

Vintage Christmas Card Bundle

This month the club all agreed that they wanted to get in on this GREAT promotion from Stampin' Up!  Today we created four fun cards with the Bells & Boughs stamp set, and the Deck the Halls Designer Series Paper from the bundle.  Here's one of them!

We'd love to have you join us!  Next month we are going to be using the stamp set,  
on page 99 of the current Idea Book & Catalog. 
Contact me today to get started in this fun Club.
(Mail order option is available!)

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Make & Takes

Here are the Make & Takes that you missed if you 
did not attend one of my October Stampin' Up! Workshops!

Don't miss this months fun ideas.  
Join a workshop, or host your own today!

Sunday, October 31, 2010

Technique Thursday

Ever wonder what we do at 
a Technique Thursdays?

This month we used Stampin' Up!'s Re-Inkers to create some fun techniques.
Faux Marble
Dazzling Snowflakes

Next month Technique Thursday falls on Thanksgiving, so we are calling it...
Technique Faux-Thursday 
On FRIDAY November 12th at 6:30.

I hope you join us!

Saturday, October 30, 2010

Happy Halloween!


Here's a Fun Card to Celebrate the "Official"
Trick or Treat
Candy Gathering Day!

 Yep, it's another Stamp Of The Month Club project from October!
Are you in the club yet?  Call or Email me for Details!

I hope, since this year Halloween falls on the Lord's Day,
the only Spirit you feel is the sweet whispers of the Holy Spirit.

Hugs, Karie B.

Friday, October 22, 2010

No Naked Envelopes!

Don't you just hate getting a 
plain white envelope in the mail?  

Me too!  Plain white envelopes contain bills or solicitations to buy junk we don't need!  So, I am on a mission to stop this practice by encouraging all of my Stampin' Friends to 'dress' their envelopes before allowing them out in public!  Let's not scare the postal workers!  Cover your naked envelopes!  Those who receive them will thank you!

I hope you like this card.  I copied it from another demonstrator and couldn't resist sending it out to my upcoming hostess along with a matching envelope, as a Thank You.  I think they will enjoy sending them out to their friends (I didn't write on the inside, so they could...and added an extra stamped envelope too!)

The images were created with the French Foliage stamp set from the Holiday Mini Catalog. ...including those cool Perfect Plum water drops!  I Love This Stamp Set!

Monday, October 18, 2010

What's Your Name?

A.B.C. Class Project
(Anything But Cards)
November 17, 2010
11 AM  or 6:30 PM

Earlier this month I attended a Demonstrator Training put on by my upline from PA (who came to us!).  She challenged us to design an over-the-top name tag.  So, here's mine!

It's just one of the fun Holiday ideas you will
make at this class for just $15!
 It can easily be turned into a magnet, an ornament, or wall/widow decor!
RSVP's with Prepayment me Today to save your space!
Want to make one for yourself?  
I have listed all the products you'll need below to make your own. 
However, you can make it at the next ABC class for a lot less!!

 I used these dies & Products to create it:  
Sizzix Big Shot machine (Item #113439 $99.95)
XL Die- Snowflake #2 (Item #113460  $15.95)
Northern Frost - Decorative Strip Die (Item #120901 $21.95-Holiday Mini)
Mover's & Shapers (114506 $42.95 (just the insert below really)
Holiday Windows - magnetic movers & shapes (Item #116821 $29.95)
1 3/4" Circle Punch (Item #119850 $16.95)
Tags Til Christmas Stamp Set (Clear or wood...Holiday Mini Page 24)
Calendar Alphabet & Numbers Stamp Set (Item #111610 $20.95)
Night Of Navy Classic Ink (Item #102977 $5.95)
Velum Card Stock (Item #101839 $4.95)
Whisper White Card Stock (Item #100730 $8.59)
On Board Sheets Chipboard (Item #114320 $6.95)
Crystal Effects (Item #101055 $6.25)
Dazzling Diamonds (Item #102023 $4.50)
Pin Back
Soda Pop Can
Fishing line

Of course all of the items listed above will last a long time, and have many more uses (except maybe the pop's pretty much useless after you make the snowflake).  So, if you do want to make it yourself, just let me know what products you need and I will be happy to order them for you right away!

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Here's To Sweet People!

October 16, 2010

I am told this is more of a Michigan/East Coast Holiday created by that national card store, but Hey!  What's wrong with Celebrating Sweet People?

I don't have a "Sweetest Day" Stamp, so this one is Valentine, but you could change the sentiment. 

This was also part of the Stamp Of The Month Club for October...we have so much fun!  
You should Join Us!

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Stamp Of The Month


Here's just one of the cards we made at the Stamp Of The Month Club this month!

I love that it doesn't worry about being perfect.  The Paisley Party wheel we used in the background isn't straight, it overlaps here and there, and it fades in out....but that was the idea!  You'll also notice I wheeled lightly over the Newsprint DSP in Chocolate Chip on the center band.  Then it was sponged over with Marina Mist, Old Olive, & Chocolate Chip ink.  Totally LOVE the effect it made.  That was matted with Chocolate Chip card stock that was punched on the top side with the Scallop Trim Border.  The leaves were simply stamped & cut out in the same colors and added with Stampin Dimensionals.  The bow goes through the inside of the card through a slit in the fold.  Fun, Fast, Fabulous!  My favorite type of card!

Join The Club for next month!  

Just $25 for the stamp set and at least 4 projects with full color directions so you can make it again and again!   
(Clear-mount stamps - Wood-mount available at an additional charge)

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Technique Thursday 10/28

One of the fun techniques you will learn at my Technique Thursday class on October 28th at 6:30 PM.  For just $15 you learn this, and a few other fun techniques.  You'll take home a technique sheet with a sample square of each technique, as well as a finished project (like the card below) for each one as well!

I only have a few spaces left!  Be sure to contact me right away if you'd like join in on the fun!

Monday, October 11, 2010

Happy Halloween CARD-iac-a-Fest Sample 2

Here's another card you can make at the Repeat of the Card-iac-a-Fest event.  You will make 10 card for $15 (Envelopes included!). 

I wish I could remember who made this card, I love it and it's a great idea!Cute huh?  Email, or call me, ASAP if you want to attend this repeat of my sold out class.  The class will be held on Saturday, October 23rd at 10 AM.  Hurry, this one is filling up too!

Wednesday, October 6, 2010


This Friday's class features Holiday cards.  10 Card for just $15!  One Halloween, One Thanksgiving, and Eight Christmas/Seasons Greetings.  Here's just one sample from the class..

The background color is NOT's Confetti Cream (beige)  This sample is a tweak from a card I received in last weekends swaps.  The original card, made by Lacie Latimore, used different colors, no ribbon, no basic pearls. 

This week's class is full, but if you are interested I am adding a second class on Saturday, October 23rd at 10 AM.  Be sure to let me know ASAP.

Hugs, Karie B

Friday, October 1, 2010

Decor Stencils - Vintage Frames

Remarkable Holiday Madness Blog Tour - Day 7

Today is the last day of the tour, wow this week went by fast!  So many wonderful ideas have been shared by my fellow demonstrators and I want to publicly thank them for their wiliness to be involved with this tour and sharing their talents with you, my friends and customers.

I will be presenting to other demonstrator's this evening at a training event so, I thought I would end the tour by sharing with all of you what I will sharing with them.

When I first received my Vintage Frames stencil I was surprised at how big it is!  The size printed in the Holiday Mini Catalog (page 22) is 8.25" x 8.25"  However, that is just the size of ONE of the stencil images, the Ornate flourish shown in the bottom right corner.    This thing is AMAZING and I totally loved playing with it.  I hope you enjoy my samples today.

First is a card made with the stencils center image.  I used VersaMark ink pad directly over the image to transfer the design.  Then simply embossed with SU's Gold embossing powder (IB&C page 196)  Added my greeting (Many Merry Messages IB&C page41) in black ink stamped on Whisper White card stock with the edges sponged in Real Red ink.

When My husband saw the card he thought it needed just a little something more so he added the Glimmer Brads from the Holiday Mini (page 36)...nice touch 'eh?

This next card I use just part of one image.  I just put tape over the parts I didn't want to stencil and sponged on the Baja Breeze ink.  You can see I used the marker/mat technique I told you about the other day on the sentiment too....also a small portion of the stencil to tie it in.  I love a monochromatic card.  This stencil can be used for so many occasions I know I will be using it for more than just the Holiday.    

I really wanted to stencil on my walls, but since we still are in the process of preparing them for painting (yep, we even bought the paint last week!) that I thought my sweet hubby might not like it if I made more work for him.  But I am pretty sure that I am going to use this stencil around pictures in my living room...I can't wait!

This last sample is so cool....I used joint compound (for you walls!) mixed with More Mustard & Pumpkin Pie re-inkers then just smeared it over the stencil and carefully scrapped off the excess.  It's pretty easy but on the larger hole areas you do need to be sure not to scrape away too much of the design. 

You may notice that the line on the right is longer than the stencil.  I just waited for it to dry, then re-applied the stencil lining up  the design and added in more little dots and flowers.  Wasn't it nice that my mother's is wearing a Not Quite Navy blouse with a jacket that has More Than Mustard trim.  SU has so many colors that it's easy to match almost any photo for you scrapbook layout!

Below the photo helps to show the dimension it created on the layout.

This weekend I am attending three different training events presented by my Stampin' Up! 'upline' who has come to Michigan from PA just for this purpose!  I will have many of my Stampin' Up! 'downline' team with me and I can't wait to share all that we learn next week.  Be sure to come back to my blog next week to see what awesome things Jan, and the other demonstrators, will have shared with us!

Until then....enjoy the last day of blog tour!

Thursday, September 30, 2010

Day Of Gratitude

Remarkable Holiday Madness Blog Tour - Day 6

This is not my original idea, and I apologize that I do not know who first came up with because I would like to give her/him all the credit the idea.  I tweaked it a little bit, but basically it's a complete Stamp-lift (like shoplift, but nicer and not illegal).  I wanted to add it because I think it's important to know that it's OK to copy other people's idea....I've often told you that I rarely have my own original creations.  They all stem from something I've already seen, or a combination of ideas.  You CAN be creative...just start Stamp-lifting!

It's super simple to recreate, which is why I chose it, but it has a very detailed look about it.  Your friends will think you spent more time on it than you did.  You will notice that I did the 'brush tip marker matting' technique on the punched out sentiment.  I love to mat my projects and SU hasn't come up with mat punch (yet) for the new XL Decorative Label punch (Holiday Mini page 25).  To help this show up I just run the brush end of the Stampin' Write Marker (IB&C) along the edge of the punched out shape.  This helps it stand out even if you don't use Stampin' Dimensionals to lift it like I did here.  The two pieces of card stock are from the Autumn Spice DSP again.  The ribbon is over the seam where they meet and cinched up with Linen Thread that is wrapped around it and knotted before using it to 'sew' on the button (also from the Holiday Mini).  The leaves are from the Sizzix die Leaves #2 (IB&C page 213) which I then used a sponge to highlight the edges, and then shaped them a bit with my fingers to give the dimension.  They are also on with Stampin' Dimensionals.

 Enjoy the rest of today's ideas.  Hope you come back tomorrow for the last day of the tour.

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

A Bag Of Friendship

Remarkable Holiday Madness Blog Tour - Day 5  

Here's what you'll need for today's project.  OK, yes email me for a full list.  I just didn't want to type it all today.   You will also not see as much detail in this post, there is just way too much in this fun little book.  It may not seem like a "Holiday" related project but, since I think it makes a fun gift for someone during the holidays, I hope it's OK that I included it today.  This idea as a Holiday book would be easy to personalize by someone's name, a family tradition, etc., after all you can make it as large or as small as you want...just keep adding decorated bags with more letter tags!  (see below)

The book is made with the Mini Lunch Sacks & Autumn Spice DSP from the Holiday Mini catalog (page 12). The Define Your Life stamp set (IB&C Page 161) definitions with each letter worked great!  It kept the look consistent and made it so EZ to tie in the letter to the adjoining page!   I hope you like it!

 Everything you see is made with Stampin' Up! products - the adhesives, ribbons, paper, card stock, diecut letters, definitions, punches, glossy, glittery, or fuzzy, finishes, etc etc etc...why would I use anything else?  Stampin' Up! has all I need to create wonderful Holiday Gifts this year!  (OK, the big rings are from an office supply store). 

Here are a few photos to show the how the letters pull out of the bags, and a few finished pages too.

 Now....who am I going to give this to? 
See you tomorrow for more fun....enjoy the rest of today's ideas!

Tuesday, September 28, 2010


Remarkable Holiday Madness Blog Tour - Day 4

I knew immediately that I wanted to play with the new Decor Accents Design-a-House from the Holiday Mini Catalog (page 37).  I can't believe it only costs $5.95!!  What A Bargain!!!

I have seen many beautiful designs by other Stampin' Up! demonstrators - many gingerbread houses and haunted houses that would knock you out with their creativity.  Well, because I do not want to even try to compete with theirs (Hey, I have feelings ya know LOL), I decided to make a replica of my house, sorta.

I  used the Deck The Halls fabric from the Holiday Mini, like yesterday's nite lite sample, for the door, roof & chimney.  The 'siding' is made from the 1/2" Seam Binding (Mini page 21).  The window trim & other white trims are made from fun foam bought at a local craft show.  The land is from a foam core poster board that I cut with my Hobby Blade (IB&C page 199) then used a mix of ink pads (Pear Pizazz, Certainly Celery, Old Olive, & Always Artichoke) I just rubbed the pads directly onto the board to make it look like real grass isn't all one beautiful color either. Pine cone trees from the tree outside my daughters apartment and the sidewalk is made a sheet of Deck The Halls Designer Series Paper (Mini page 18) - add in some 'moss' with my Always Artichoke Stampin' Write Marker (IB&C page 169).  

Want to see the inside?    Great, come on in- my alter ego is waiting on the sofa to greet you!    Oh, and check out that cute little door comes in kit!  How Cool Is That?
 Wall paper from Deck the Halls DSP, Drapery from the matching material, photo, and a chandelier too (made from the snowflake punch, and 2 Basic Pearl halves combine to make that center drop, and you can't see it, but the Basic Rhinestones are the bulbs, both from the Jewels (IB&C page 188).  OK....there are too many products to keep typing them all out - but all of the furniture, including the 'glass' table are made with Stampin' Up! products, punches, and Big Shot dies.  The 'homeowner' is from a retired set and the copy of the IB&C on the table...printed from my computer (reduced in size of course)  Here's the rest of the house.....

One thing you may not know is that the Decor Accents Design-a-House also comes with patterns!  This makes designing your house so EZ.  I am only showing a small part of the patterns.  You can't see all the pieces, and I want to point out that there are separate window patterns for the windows (and all windows) that you see in this photo.  Stampin' Up! really thought this kit through! Love It!
Off to work on more projects . . . see you tomorrow!  Until then, enjoy the rest of today's tour.