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January 2011

Valentine Week!

Today begins "Valentine Week" here on Stampingroxmyfuzzybluesox! so check back each day for new ideas!

To start off, this card uses "Sweet Centers" for the balloon basket and "Sweetheart", both found on pages 58-59 of the 2010-2011 Idea Book & Catalog. The "love" is from the "Tiny Tags" set from page 130, and punched out with the Medium Jewelry Tag punch. The balloon is punched with the Full Heart Punch and polka-dotted with the Perfect Polka Dots Textured Impressions Folder! Colors are Whisper White, Melon Mambo, Regal Rose, & Old Olive!

Valentines 1
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Cherry Cobbler, Whisper White & Marina Mist are the colors used in this card featuring the "Valentine Defined" Occasions Mini set! The creator used the 1 3/4" Scalloped Circle punch, 1 3/8" Circle Punch, 1" Circle punch, Pinking Hearts Border punch, Modern Label punch, Word Window punch, 1/8" Marina Mist Taffeta Ribbon, and the Square Lattice Textured Impressions Folder with the Big Shot! "Happy Anniversary" can be found in the "Teeny Tiny Wishes" stamp set on page 157 of the Idea Book & Catalog.

Valentines 2
©Stampin'Up!™1990-2011

These little mini cards use the "Love Impressions" Specialty Designer Paper, Red Glimmer Paper, and the "Valentine Defined" stamp set, all found in the Occasions Mini catalog! Ink & Paper colors are Real Red & Basic Gray!

Valentines 3
©Stampin'Up!™1990-2011

This adorable little "Greeting Card Kids" girl is found on page 36 of the Idea Book & Catalog. Red Glimmer paper from the Occasions Mini pairs up perfectly with the Basic Black 1 1/4" Striped Grosgrain, Full Heart punch, Small Heart punch, Bitty Button, Hemp Twine, and Vintage Wallpaper Textured Impressions Folder with the Big Shot!

Valentines 5
©Stampin'Up!™1990-2011

That's all for today! I will be back tomorrow with more Valentines! Until then, have a "Stampingrox!" day!


More swap cards!

Here are some more swap samples from Leadership! I would love to give credit to the creators, but since these are samples from the Main Stage Presentations, the Display Boards, and swaps my friends shared, I can't!

This first sample my SAM, Maxine Conrad, let me take a picture of! It's a take-out-box style container using the Petal Cone Die and the "Eat Chocolate" stamp set from the Occasions MIni!

2011 swaps 2
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Shelli Gardner, Co-Founder & CEO of Stampin' Up! shared this beautiful "Simply Adorned" necklace with us using the Simply Adorned chain, bracelet, and charm!

2011 swaps 3
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Shelli also shared this adorable banner made with the Table Setting Die and the Build a Cupcake punch!

2011 swaps 5
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These samples use the Occasions Mini sets, "Sew Suite", and "Nature Walk"!

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This sample uses the beautiful new set, "Easter Blossoms", and the Lifted Pastels technique!

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That's all for today! Next week begins Valentine Week on "Stampingroxmyfuzzybluesox!"

Get your fingers inky this weekend and have a "Stampingrox!" day!


Feeling Better!

I'm feeling better today-fever's gone and my sweet hubby made me some yummy scrambled eggs for breakfast this morning! I haven't stamped anything yet, but have been doing alot of fun blog-surfing and getting a bunch of great ideas to work on for future workshops and classes!

I did go through more of my Leadership pics and found a few samples using the Build a Cupcake Punch & the Create a Cupcake Stampset I really like:

Create a cupcake 2
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Create a cupcake 4
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Create a cupcake 3
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Create a cupcake
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Adorable, are'nt they? Just looking at them makes me want to stamp!

That's all for now, until tomorrow, have a "Stampingrox!" day!


Do You Need a Valentine Class RESCHEDULED for Friday, Feb. 11th & Sat. Feb. 12th!

I'm not happy about it, but I am going to have to reschedule this class for February 11th, 6:30 p.m., and Saturday, February 12th 10 a.m. & 2 p.m.! I currently am running a fever from the stomach flu, and with 2 boys and a husband living here, who knows who will get it next?!

I'm really sorry about this and will be calling everyone who has already RSVP'd to make sure they get this memo! I hope they can still attend, as it will be during "Valentine Weekend", which is why I am opening up more dates & times to accomodate everyone!

No fun stuff today, all I've done is lay on the couch (among other things we all hate to hear about!)

Hope you had a "Stampingrox!" day!

 

 

 


Valentine Stamp Camp Projects!

As promised, here are the projects we will be making at my Valentine Stamp Camp this Friday Night!

Glimmer Paper post it note
©Stampin'Up!™1999-2011

ETA: This project was CASED from a swap I received at Leadership from Amanda Coughlin!

Petal Cone Valentine
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Scallop Mini Notes
©Stampin'Up!™1999-2011

ETA: This project was CASED from a swap I received at Leadership from Monika Davis!

Scallop square basket
©Stampin'Up!™1999-2011

Contact me ASAP if you want to come or would like to order the Class-Kit-to-Go!

Class fee: $10 or class is free with a $35 order!

Class Kit-to-Go: $15 includes Priority Shipping

NOTE! SALE-A-BRATION STARTS TODAY! GO TO MY WEBSITE TO VIEW THE SALE-A-BRATION BROCHURE AND THEN PLACE YOUR ORDER OF $50 OR MORE AND GET FREE STAMPIN' STUFF!

Until tomorrow, have a Stampingrox! Day!


More Workshops Cards!

I decided to continue what I started on Friday and am showing you a few more projects I am featuring in my workshops and classes this month!

Fun Flowers
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Springtime Vintage Birthday Wishes
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Wish Big
©Stampin' Up!™1999-2011

Easter Blossoms Versamark
©Stampin' Up!™1999-2011

Youre a Gem Sucker card
©Stampin'Up!™1999-2011

I will be back tomorrow with the projects for my Valentine Stamp Camp this Friday!

 

Until tomorrow, have a Stampingrox! Day!


January Workshop Projects

Here are a few of the projects I have been featuring this month at my workshops & camps:

Everything Nice cupcake
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Create a Cupcake Word for You
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Northern Frost Penguin
©Stampin'Up!™1999-2011

Perfect Punches Birthday
©Stampin'Up!™1999-2011

That's all for today. Contact me if you have any questions!

 

Until Monday, have a Stampingrox! Day!


To Love What We Do . . .

I just returned home from the Stampin' Up! Leadership Conference a few days ago, and all I can say is WOW! Stampin' Up! did an awesome job of inspiring, motivating, and giving us lots of great ideas (and product!) to use in our businesses. At every event there is a "swap-drop box" for attendees to put one of their swaps in for the Stampin' Up! Home Office. When I go by it I usually take a peek to see what's in there, and this is what I found:

Blog card
©Stampin'Up!™1999-2011

This is the Stampin' Up! Statement of the Heart. It exemplifies exactly how I feel about my Stampin' Up! business and the relationships I have made because of it!

Here's another cutie from the same box:

C is for cat
©Stampin'Up!™1999-2011  I love the slightly "off kilter" look of this card, sort of like the harum-scarum way kitties do things!

Lastly, here's an elegant valentine I found in the box:

Elegant valentine
©Stampin'Up!™1999-2011

I LOVE the new "Framed Tulips" Textured Impressions Folder used on here! It's my favorite right now!

Here's a few pics from my adventures at Leadership! From left to right: Meg, Brenda, me, and Cynthia!

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Brenda is a sideline (we ultimately had the same upline!), but the other two I met on the Stampin' Up! cruises as a result of my friendship with Brenda. I have grown incredibly close to these girls through the years. Although we don't see each other much during the year, just on cruise, convention, and Leadership, but each time it's as if we've never been apart! Thank you, Stampin' Up! for bringing these sisters into my life!

As you can see we aren't always calm and proper!

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Shopping at Memento Mall is always a "must do" at Stampin' Up! events. Memento Mall features exclusive logo merchandise we can purchase to help us promote our Stampin' Up! business:

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Here we are displaying our new "nose rings"!

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Before you get too worried about me losing my marbles, here's a close-up:

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My "nose ring" is actually one of our Basic Jewel Rhinestones, which are adhesive enough to stick on your nose! Fun!

Throughout the event, Stampin' Up! gives away free product with their "Prize Patrol"!

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During the final general session, Stampin' Up! gave EVERYONE this packet of Glimmer Paper, Champange Glass Glitter, and Glimmer Brads!

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Now that I'm back home, I am busily getting projects prepared for workshops and stamp camps!

My next event at my house will be Friday, January 28th, 6:30 p.m. for a Valentine Stamp Camp! We will be making 4 fun projects that include a mini card packet, a scalloped favor basket, a Petal Card, and an easel post-it holder! These projects are easily changeable to fit many other occasions, including birthdays, mother's day, co-worker gifts, etc! Fee is $10 for all 4 projects or the class is free with a $35 order! Sale-a-bration starts on January 25, so bump your order up to $50 and choose a FREE item from the Sale-a-bration Mini Catalog!

Contact me at 618-237-6281 or carol@carolpaynestamps.com to RSVP!

Until tomorrow, have a Stampingrox! day!