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!