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Monday, November 23, 2015

Sale of a Life Time

Wow! You don't want to miss this! Stampin' Up! has just started the Online Extravaganza where you can save UP TO 50 percent on selected items. And to start off this fantastic sale, there is be a Flash Sales today, November 23rd. So get those fingers type to log onto my online store as start shopping!
Click here to get access to the list of items that are on sales
Online Extravaganza

Contact me if you have any questions

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

My First One Sheet Wonder

I have often wondered what a 'One Sheet Wonder' meant, so after doing a little research of my own I discovered how fun it is to make cards (and other projects) using one sheet of Designer Series Paper (DSP).

So here is my very first One Sheet Wonder
This is my first sketch I made on a chipboard from a DSP package. I was trying to create cuts that were not all squares or rectangles so I included a few diamonds and tags in my sketch. However, I quickly discovered that it wasn't going to be so easy cutting out this  sketch, so this is what I ended up with
When I started to cut the 12"x12" DSP, I end up with these cuts and I thought 'OK, I can work with this'.
In addition to the ONE DSP, I used two Real Red, two Old Olive and two Smoky Slate card stock and one Whisper White as well as the Whisper White card based.

I couldn't believe I was able to make 17 cards. However, because I wanted to make one card using the Festive Flower Builder punch to make a poinsettia flower card, I used a little bit more Smoky Slate and Real Red card stock for a total of 18 cards. I know that you are really suppose to use only one stamp set to make all the cards but I used two. I used the 'Reason for the Season' stamp set only for the poinsettia card.

I had so much fun making these cards that I decide to offer a 'One Sheet Wonder' class. It turned out great and they were amazed at how many they could make using one 12"x12" DSP in a short amount of time.

Here are individual pictures of my cards so you can see them better;

Supplies used:
  • Lots of Joy stamp set (139468 C) $19.00
  • Reason for the Season stamp set (139730 P) $21.00
  • Real Red (102482), Old Olive (100702) and Smoky Slate (131202) card stock $7.00 each
  • Real Red (126949), Old Olive (126953) and Smoky Slate (31179) Classic Stampin' pads $6.50 each
  • Basic Rhinestones (119246) $5.00
  • White Perfect Accents (138416) $5.00
  • Snowflake Elements (139638) $6.00
  • 1/8" Striped Ribbon (139615) $8.00
  • 1/8" Silver Ribbon (132137) $5.00
  •  Festive Flower Builder punch (139682) $18.00
  • Decorative Label punch (120907) $18.00
  • 1-3/4" Circle punch (119850) $18.00
  • 1-3/8" Circle punch (119860) $16.00
  • 1" Circle punch (119868) $13.00
  • 1" Square punch (124094) $16.00
  • Tree punch (135859) $18.00
  • Tree Builder punch (138295) $18.00
Wow! That's a lot of punches. LOL
If you are interested in purchasing any or all of these items to make these cards, please visit my online store anytime and don't forget to check out theWeekly Deals!, the  Clearance Rack ,  2015-2016 Holiday Catalog and the Holiday Catalog retirement list
Happy Stamping!

Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Weekly Deals and First Christmas Card

Here are the Weekly Deals for the weeks of September 8 thru September 14, 2015

You can go to my online store to shop these deals and MORE! 

If you haven't had a chance to check out all the cool and new products from the 2015-2016 Holiday Catalog from Stampin' Up!, I suggest you go directly to my online store to see all the wonderful things you just cannot live without 
Here is my first Christmas Card using products from the Holiday catalog

I had so much fun creating this card, I hope you like it.
I used the following items to create this card
  • Festive Fireplace Framelits Dies #139668 - $25.00
  • Festive Fireplace Photopolymer stamp set #139754 - $21.00
    If you purchase the BUNDLE for these two items (above) you save 15% ($39.00)
  • Hearth & Home Thinlits Dies #139666 - $20.00
    If you purchase the BUNDLE which also includes the 'Happy Scenes' Photopolymer stamp set, you save 15% for the dies and stamps ($34.75)
  • Peaceful Pines Photopolymer stamp set #139728 - $26.00
    If you purchase the BUNDLE which includes the stamp set (above) and the 'Perfect Pines Framelits Dies', you will save 15% ($45.00)
  • Woodgrain Embossing folder #127821 - $7.50
  • Chalk Talk Framelits Dies #129983 - $25.00

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

I'm Back ...

I'm not sure if you've missed me or not, but I've not had a blog post for almost a year. I can't believe it's been that long, but it has. There are a few reasons for my absence one of which I had to take a break from Stampin' Up! for personal reasons. During the time that I was away from Stampin' Up! I did  a lot of thinking because I wanted to make sure that if I got back to being a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator, it was going to be for all the right reasons.
I've had a lot of ups and downs in the past 5 years of being a demonstrator but mostly downs in the latter part of me being a demonstrator. I lost all but two of my customers and no matter how much I communications I put out there, I was not getting anyone to come to a workshop nor was I getting anyone to host a class. So I had to make a decision to let it go for a while to see if this was what I really wanted to do or not.
Now Stampin' Up! is all about the sales as any company would be. So I tried to do my best to sell as much as I could but then stamping was fast becoming more or a chore than a hobby and I didn't like that so I decided to leave for a while.
Now I'm back and I'm sure this is what I want to do no matter what.

I still have only two customers who have stuck by me through it all and I love them for it. I am trying to obtain more interested people to this craft but it's not easy. I live in a very small NV town and it's hard to get customers especially when there is another demonstrator in the area (who has all the customers). So I've decided to just do this for myself and if I get customers along the way, then that's great. I am not going to stress about getting the sales or having classes and workshops anymore. I love stamping, creating and teaching. But if I can only have two out of the three, I'll take it!

I am hoping to keep up with the going ons of Stampin' Up! and pass on the promotions and greats sales to you by posting here. I will even post cards and other projects that I make and if you see something you would like to purchase, feel free to visit my online store.
I will try to keep you informed on what is going on and deadlines of special offers as well. But I will not pressure anyone to follow me or feel like they have to purchase from me.
I love Stampin' Up! products so I will use them for the most part, but there may be some cards or other projects you'll see here that are not Stampin' Up! I just don't want to feel tied to one line of product anymore because I think I can create better without the boundaries.

So with that being said, I hope you'll stay with me and comment on my post whenever you feel lead to do so.
I'm sorry for staying away for so long, I'll try not to do that again and I'll try to post at least once a week. Thank you to those of you who do follow me.

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Envelope Punch Board

Can you believe it? Stampin' Up! has done it again!
They've come out with a tool that you just cannot craft without! 

It's the Envelope Punch Board

  •  It creates totally customizable envelopes in up to 66 different sizes (not to mention a million different color and pattern options depending on the paper you want to use). Even tried and true envelope sizes will only take you moments to create! 
  • It's super easy to use; It looks intimidating at first glance, but when you see that all you have to do is measure for the first punch and from there you just turn and score you'll go crazy (in a good way).
  • It's small and lightweight; this makes it easy for you to take it to your events and craft expos. It's also super portable and easy to store. It's small and light enough that you could use it while watching a soccer match, at a park, at a friend's for craft night-anywhere.
  • It even has a slick scoring tool as well as a punch that lets you create rounded corners on your envelopes.
  • It's easy to keep it all together; the stylus storage compartment and two punches are designed into the tool so you don't have a bunch of little pieces to keep track of (even the instructions are printed right on the tool so you won't lose them!).
  • The price is terrific-especially for a tool that does so much!
  • It will be in next year's annual catalog, so it's here to stay!!!
Click here to view video!

Now I know that you will want one after you finish watching this video, so just pop on over to my Online store and place your order. One for you and one for your friend who you know will love you forever for getting her/him one of these 'Can't Live Without' tools.

Butterfly Bundle Special Offer

Get 15 percent off when you buy this bundled butterfly stamp set and punch!

Bundle Item Page in Catalog Description Retail Price 15% Savings Price Amount Saved!
135311 90
Butterfly Bundle (Clear-Mount)
Papillion Potpourri Clear-Mount Stamp Set
Bitty Butterfly Punch
$30.90 $26.27 $4.63
135312 90
Butterfly Bundle (Wood-Mount)
Papillion Potpourri Wood-Mount Stamp Set
Bitty Butterfly Punch
$34.90 $29.67 $5.23
This special offer is available from August 29 thru September 30, 2013. So hurry and order your bundle before they are all gone!

Butterflies are a must-have staple since they're always in style and can be used on projects for any occasion! The coordination of these products makes them fun and easy to use too. 

If you already have either the stamp set or the punch, you might want to consider purchasing this bundle to give as a gift to your creative friend(s). After all, Christmas is just around the corner and everybody loves butterflies and it's not too early to start stocking up for the holidays.

So come on over to my online store to place your order. And don't forget, with every online order you place you will receive Stampin' Rewards. Any customer placing an online order with a demonstrator will qualify for Stampin' Rewards! So make sure that when you are shopping at my online store that my name (Bea Redd) is in the upper right side of your screen.

This is how your screen should like when you select me as your Online Demonstrator. 

Happy Stamping and don't forget to share this info with all your friends and family.

Saturday, August 31, 2013

Flybabies August Card Challenge

Hello Stampers,

The August theme for the SCS Flybabies challenge is 'August Nights' so this is what I came up with.
Since it is so hot here I thought I'd make a card that would reflect a little bit of the sun and of course butterflies. I really like this card because although it is a single layer card, it still packs a punch.

This is my second card. It's called the 'Bendi Fold Card' and I learned how to make it from the 'Stamping with Bibiana' blog site. It's an easy card to made, however the hardest part about this card is deciding how to decorate it.

I love the way it bends and then when you open it up you get a nice surprise, like a panoramic picture.
I used the tree from the 'Take Care' stamp set for the tree on the left. The outside bike is from the 'Cycle Celebration' stamp set and the bike inside is from one of the 'Paper Pumpkin' kits. The tree on the inside is a combination of the 'Take Care' and 'Thoughts & Prayers' stamp sets. I used the tree trunk from 'Take Care' and the top part of the tree is from 'Thoughts & Prayers'. I used the 1" and 3/4" circle punches to make the tire swing and Bakers' Twine. The grass is a non-SU punch as is the fence. The flowers were made using the the flower from the 'Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack'

Because I loved making this card so much, I made a second one.

This is my beach scene Bendi Fold card. Since I didn't have a palm tree stamp or punch, I made one. I used the tree trunk from  the 'Take Care' stamp set and the palm branches were stamped using the 'Fine Feathers' stamp set (one of the small feathers). I just cut out come notches and stamped on both sides of the card stock so I can turn them both ways. The car, surf board and basket come from the 'Road to Happiness' stamp set. I cut our a small piece of DSP from the 'Gingham Garden' Designer Series paper. The clouds were made using a non-SU cloud punch. The sand and ocean were done using Classic Stampin' Ink Pads and sponges.

Well, that's my cards for this month's challenge. I hope you like them.

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Chevron Craze (or Crazy)

Wow! Where does the time go? I can't believe that we are almost in the middle of July and Convention is right around the corner. I'm pretty excited to go and see my Stampin' Up! Demo friends again and of course see all the new and exciting new Stmapin' Up! products.

When I started making my Stampin' Up! Convention cards, I got a little sidetracked and started making Chevron cards. LOL
I don't know why this happens but it does. Maybe I have a little ADD or ADHD because I always seem to get off course and then when time is an issue, I am on course all the way to the end.

Anyway, on one of my side trips, I decided to make a few Chevron cards and this is what I came up with:

I made all these cards with some type of Chevron pattern or stamp on them.

This one is made with different tones of blue-green card stock to give it a gradient look. I started off with the new color, Soft Sky, then Pull Party, Coastal Cabana (2013-2014 In Color), Bermuda Bay (2013-2014 color) and Island Indigo. Then I used the new Cycle Celebration stamp set and added a little bit of the new Island Indigo 3/4" Chevron ribbon.

This one is a double technique. In that, I mean that the background of the poppies is a custom technique where I used some re-inkers with a toothbrush and sprinkled it on as the background then I used the Pleasant Poppies stamp set along with the So Sorry and Papaya Collage stamp sets. I colored the Chevron embossing folder with Daffodil Delight using a brayer and then embossed the card base.

On this card, I used the Bargello technique. I used the new 2013-2014 In Color, Strawberry Slush and Blushing Bride. The flower is Summer Starfruit (2012-2013 In Color). I tore out a few circles starting with a large circle and graduating down to the smallest one and layered them with Stampin' Dimensionals and topped it off with a 2012-2013 In Color Primrose Petals Dahlia and added a sentiment from the new Remembering Your Birthday stamp set.

I had so much fun with this one. I used Basic Gray card stock along with Pumpkin Pie, Daffodil Delight and Strawberry Slush. This was a pretty easy technique and fun to make. I used the new Deco Labels Collections Framelits and Feel Goods stamp set. Notice that I put all four colors from the card framing the sentiment. Fun!

Although this doesn't have a lot of Chevron pattern in it, it is there. I used Basic Gray and Strawberry Slush (2013-2014 In Color) for the chevron technique. I used the cute Tea Lace Paper Doilies in back of the Basic Gray then created a lattice on top of that and made a circle frame. Topped it off with butterflies and a sentiment from the Fabulous Phrases stamp set. I also used the Viola's Lace with Illuminate ink on Basic Black card stock

And last but not least. I cut out points from a square punch from Island Indigo, Pool Party, Pear Pizzazz and Wild Wasabi card stock. I used the From My Heart stamp set and the Window Frames Collection framelits and added a little 1/4" Stitched Grosgrain Ribbon in Wild Wasabi

So that it, all my sidetrack cards. I hope you like them  and if you have any questions, please feel free to contact me.

Happy Stamping!

Friday, June 28, 2013

Scraps, Scraps and more Scraps

Hello there,
I have been in a monthly card challenge with a online group and this month's challenge is to make a card using scraps that you have in your stash.
Well, I didn't have to look very hard or long for scraps because I, after all, am the queen of scraps. :D
I could make about a year's worth of cards just using my scraps, but lucky for me, I just don't have that kind of time.
So for June's challenge card (or in my case, cards) here is what I came up with:

I used the Dress Up Framelits from Stampin' Up! I love this die and just cannot get enough of it. This however is a scrap of the Dress Up framelit I had cut out for another project. This is the negative so I just used the scrap Watercolor Paper I had used to make a custom background on yet another card. I tore the paper and layered it behind the negative so it looks like the dress has ruffles. I know it's a little hard to see in the dress but you can see the paper better where I used it for the setiment.

This is my second card using scraps. I used strips from the Brights Designer Series paper pack. the sentiment is stamped on vellum and then I used another negative I had in my folder. The butterfly is an piece of scrap with an origami fold and the body of the butterfly is a strip from a magazine turned into a bead. This one was pretty fun.

OK, so this is my last one I was able to make. I used scrap paper from the Summer Smooches DSP. I love that paper and I'm so sad it's now retired.
So I kind of whipped this one up right now before posting. The base of the card is 5 1/2" x 4 1/4" then I put a 3 1/2" square (which was also in the scrap pile) that opens up on a diagonal. I had the scallop circle so I put that inside and the Labels Collections framelits were in my scraps folders also, so I thought I would put them on the top of the diagonal and have them interlock to close. This one was pretty fun to make too and really didn't take very long to make.

I guess I shouldn't buy any more card stock or Designer Series Paper and see how long it takes before I run out of scraps. 


Well, I hope you enjoyed looking at my scrap cards for the Flybabies group. I hope they like them too. 
So why don't you leave me a comment or two to let me know what you think about my cards, or not. LOL

Happy Stamping folk
Please come back soon because I am going to be posting some cards I've been making the past few days.

Monday, June 17, 2013

Pop-N-Cuts Dress Form Die Double Take

I finally did it!
I finally tried my talent in making the Pop-N-Cuts Dress Form. My first Pop-N-Cuts die was with a Dress in it.

I liked it so much I decided to make another one but without the base die, so this is what I came up with

Then I made a few with a Cap and Gown for Graduations.

Then I needed a wedding card so I thought, why not. Why not try to make a DOUBLE Dress form in one card.
So I searched the net and I found a tutorial from Karen Burniston herself.
Now although I did follow her tutorial for the most part, but me being me, I made a few changes.
So this is what I came up with:

This is the front of the card. I used a DSP that has been retired for a while but because her wedding colors were a mint green, I wanted to make the card close to her colors. The scallop heard is cut from Stampin' Up! Heart Collectoin Framelits and the smaller heart is the retired Scalloped Heart of Hearts Embosslits. The bells in the upper right are made from the Blossom punch and then I put a few of the small paper flowers from the paper Daisies set. I found the small picture frame in my scraps collections so I printed a picture of the couple and put it in the frame. I couldn't believe it was a perfect fit. I guess it was just meant to be.
OK, here is one picture of the inside. Can you believe I made this? I can't?
It took me several days to make but mostly because I have a hard time making decisions on paper, color, embellishments and so on.
So the mirror on the back wall is made from the Designer Frames Embossing folder (the oval one). I fussy cut it because we don't have a punch or an oval framelits that fits it perfect. However, I did use an Oval from the Ovals Collection Framelits.
For the bride's dress, I embossed the top with the Delicate Designs Embossing folder, I used the snowflake one. Then I used the large flowers from the retired Silver Hodgepodge set. I folder the flowers in half and adhere them one on top of the other. I added pearls to her neck.
For the Groom, I got the tux template from Karen Burniston's website. However, me being me, I changed the color of the shirt from white to Pear Pazzazz and I changed the tie from a bow tie to a regular long tie because that is what the groom wore for his wedding.  
On the floor, I used the Hearts collections Framelits to cut it out, but I folded it and made it like a card so I could write in it. On the top, I added another heart with a stamp on it (sorry I didn't get a good picture of it). I used a non-SU stamp on it but only because it said just what I as looking for in a stamp for this card.

This is a picture looking at i from above. I was trying to get a picture of the Marriage certificate and rings on the table next to the groom. Those are just stickers. 
Right here I tried to capture the Champagne glasses on the table between the couple.
Can you see the gifts on the table just behind the bride? Those are just stickers I found in my stash.
Here I am showing that the heard is actually a card where you can write your sentiments.
This was a lot of work, but I was pretty happy with the end result. Now I just wish I had  made two of them at the same time. After all, how much more time would it have taken to make two while I was making the one, right..
Oh well, maybe I'll make another double dress form card some day in the future. For now, I'm happy to say that I made one and it came out pretty good.
One last look at my double-wide wedding Pop-N-Cuts Dress Form Die Card (and you can see the stamped heart in this picture)

Sorry for me patting myself on my back, so I'll stop now. LOL

Well, I hope this has inspired you to make a double Pop-N-Cuts card too.
Please leave me a comment to let me know how you like this card.
Thank you and Happy Stamping.