Tuesday, November 30, 2010

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IT"S A SPECTACULAR SALE..BUT...ENDS TODAY!

STAMPIN UP! SPECTACULAR SALE!!!
Ends Today 11/30/10
Selected items 50% OFF!!!
Take a look at all the goodies on SALE!
Get a bigger discount, become a demonstrator!!


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Monday, November 29, 2010

TIMES A TICKING!! LAST DAY!

PLACE YOUR ORDER TODAY!
Simply Amazing Oportunity Reminder :) 
11/30/10 
Last day for this awesome deal! 


or

It feels like Christmas arrived early!
Get a Stampin Up Demo Starter Kit, over $300 in your choice of stampin gear for just $87.50!!

This amazing deal is only available from Nov. 15th-30th.

Maybe you are looking for a way to earn some extra cash or maybe you just want an amazing deal on a bunch of really great stuff! This is a complete WIN WIN situation! If you LOVE stamping, this is the time to get in...you can get the kit, demo discounts, exclusive projects ideas, product pre-orders, & best of all, you are under NO obligation to sell anything, if you don't want to!
You KEEP the starter kit no matter what!

In addition to all the wonderful stuff you get, you can also have your classes/workshops in my built in classroom at my home.....for FREE :) when you join my team!

You can join on line through my website http://vickylopez.stampinup.net/ (My Recruiting Password: Kreation Korner, click on the START YOUR OWN BUSINESS tab) or contact me and we can chat about it.

Here is sample what you can get in your kit
(of course the kit is customizable!!)
Fast and Fun Notes stamp set ( you can pick different stamp sets)
I Heart Hearts clear mount stamp set
For all you do set
So many thanks set
Fast Flowers Stampin’ Around® Wheel
Clear Block C
Patterns Designer Series Paper Stack
Assorted Color Smooth Card Stock (8-1/2" x 11")
Card Stock (8-1/2" x 11")
5/8" Satin ribbon
VersaMark® pad
4 Classic Ink pads
2 Stampin’ Write® Marker
Classic Ink refill
Snail Adhesive
Stampin’ Mist®
Small Songbird Tile D├ęcor Elements®

AND.....the following business supplies:
• Getting Started DVD
• Getting Started Guide
• Guest Invitation Postcards (100)
• Catalogs (8)
• Mini Catalogs (8—when available)
• Definitely Decorative brochure (1)
• Recruit Folders (5)
• Recruit Brochures (20)
• To My Hostess Envelopes (10)
• Hostess Benefits Forms (10)
• Project Sample Sheet
• Hostess Brochures (20)
• Customer Order Forms (50)
• Stampin’ Up! Logo Decor Elements

Contact me TODAY to get started with this awesome opportunity.
Or go to my SU! site http://vickylopez.stampinup.net/  and click on START YOUR OWN BUSINESS!
My recruiting password is : Kreation Korner

Or Annie's SU! site http://tandle.stampinup.net/ Recruiting Password: Kreation Korner 2
Do you know that there are different types of demonstrators?

Types of Stampin’ Up®! Demonstrators

Discount Purchaser: Likes the idea of buying stamps and scrapbook supplies for personal use at a 20% discounted price. Occasionally sells to neighbors, relatives, friends, etc.

Short-Term Demonstrator: Sells for a short period of time. Wants to earn a specified amount. Stops when she has reached that goal.

Seasonal Demonstrator: Works hard at the business during September, October and November doing workshops for seasonal money. Minimum orders and sales during the balance of the year.

Hobby Demonstrator: Loves doing workshops and earning extra money when it’s convenient. Works a lot some months and very little other months. Likes to do workshops that are easy to book. Doesn’t like to work to hard to get demos.

Striver Demonstrator: Is excited to try and grow a business in stamping. She is enthused about the opportunities and wants to learn how to expand her potential.

Career Demonstrator: Views Stampin’ Up! as a viable income with long-term career potential. Pursues management and wants to move up the career ladder. Loves attending Stampin’ Up! functions. Has developed close social relationships within the business. Works at her business in a consistent manner like a “real job”!

Hope to hear from you! Until then...Happy Stamping!

Vicky & Annie

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Thanksgiving Place Holders

Thanksgiving is a wonderful time for our family, it's the time we get together and give thanks for what we have, most importantly, we enjoy each other's company :)
Each year I host Thanksgiving dinner at my house, we put up the tents, and round everyone up. AND each year our family grows and grows.....this year we'll have almost 40 people. Love it!!

Here are the place holders I made for our seating assigments. They were really easy, I just used the SU! milk carton die, stamped them with cajun craze, early expresso and crumb cake ink. I used one of my favorite stamp sets; French Foliage. I then typed each name on my personal computer with a general font and printed them out. I then punched them out with the decorative label punch, stamped a few leaves, tied some raffeta to the top and VIOLA!


Hope my family loves them as much as I loved making them!

HAPPY THANKSGIVING, hope you have a wonderful and safe holiday.
God Bless you and your family.
Vicky

Beautiful Tissue Box Covers

These fun tissue boxes were so easy to make.
 Email us for a copy of the tutorial!

This is the one Vicky made, I love decorating for Christmas! I'm going to make one for every room in my house :)


Annie wanted to make one that she could use everyday of the year! Very pretty....

Don't forget to email us, we'll send you a free tutorial on these super cute tissue covers. Did we forget to tell you, they are resuable...just lift the cover  and throw out the empty tissue box...then replace with a brand new box. We bought the tissue boxes at Albertson's, for just a $1.00
Won't these make a cute little gift?

Until next time...happy Stamping!
Vicky & Annie

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Stamp for a Cure!



Hello fellow Scrappers,
Do you like the beautiful Diabetic bags pictured above? Well if you do...READ ON!

Well this is the time for giving, and finding a way to help others......so let's do our part.

I have a fellow scrapbooker who needs our help. 

When I saw this I had to do it!!
So many of my family members have been diagnosed with this terrible Diabetes disease,
so if you can, please help...

Want to see how you can make a contribution and get something FUN in return? 
 Then read on..... 

Lynn Pratt decided to make this project in honor of her daughter Ashley. For those of you who have not heard, her five year old daughter, Ashley, has recently been diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes. She is an amazing kid and continues to impress us with her great attitude towards this disease. ALL proceeds from this project will go directly to the American Diabetes Association in Ashleys' name!


The purses are approximately 7" across x 4 1/2" tall x 4" deep. They will easily fit many cards and envelopes inside and would be great to hold swaps!

By making a donation of any amount to the American Diabetes Association you can get the full tutorial for this project.

CLICK THE TITLE BAR to see Ashleys' Diabetes Page and/or make a donation!

I thank all of you who make a donation of any amount from the bottom of my heart. You are welcome to make a donation to this great cause even if you do not want the tutorial. So many people suffer from this disease and every penny donated gets them that much closer to finding a better way to handle the disease and hopefully find a future cure!

Thank you. Lynn Pratt

I would also welcome anyone else who has a blog, to post the photo of these purses and a link to Ashley's diabetes page or this blog post.
The more people that see this and are able to donate the better!

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Christmas Balloon Card

CHRISTMAS BALLOON PUNCH ART

Christmas card which showcases the Deck the Hall Designer Series Paper!
I hope that you enjoy this "Christmas Balloon"!
Designed by Stampin Schach


•Punch Power! Balloons are so easy to create with the 2" x 1-3/8" Oval Punch. I simply punched five ovals using various patterns from Deck the Halls. To add depth and dimension, the top three were adhered to ovals punched from the cardboard that comes with the paper! After adhering to the cardboard, the edges were rounded with a Sanding Block and distressed with Soft Suede ink.

 •Layer your Top Notes! The Top Note Die and Big Shot were used to create two die cuts, one from Deck the Halls Designer Paper, the second from Soft Suede card stock. Paper Snips were used to trim the patterned Top Note at the perforation lines.

•Snip! Snip! The "Balloon Gondola" from Sweet Centers was stamped in VersaMark and heat embossed using Gold Stampin' Emboss Powder. It was then snipped out with Paper Snips and adhered to the Top Note base.

•It all in the details! Cherry Cobbler Seam Binding is adorned with three Basic Pearls. An Antique Brad accents the Fan-Fold Flower.

Finish with a kiss! Gold Glow Smooch Spritz adds a beautiful patina to the entire card!


Stamp Set: Sweet Centers (116521); Inks: Soft Suede (115657), VersaMark (102283); Designer Series Papers: Deck the Halls (120810); Card Stock: Soft Suede (115318); Tools: Top Note Bigz Die (113463), Big Shot (113439), 2" x 1-3/8" Oval Punch (119859), 1-3/4" Scallop Circle Punch (119854), Sanding Block (103301), Heat Tool (100005), Sponge Dauber (102892); Glitz and Glam: Cherry Cobbler 1/2" Seam Binding (120992), Basic Pearls (119247), Gold Glow Smooch Spritz (118770)

Saturday, November 13, 2010

French Foliage Thanksgiving treats


Tonight Annie and I were throwing around some ideas, just can't get our mojo going..
So, we're going to take a break and watch a movie....maybe be back later with some fresh ideas.

This simple Thanksgiving treat is something we just threw together.
The pumpkin was created with the Stampin Up small oval,
we used the decorative lablel punch for the stem.
The stamp set used was French Foliage.
 (love this fall stamp set!)

What do you think?


Happy Lashes Snowman!

ISN'T THIS THE CUTEST CARD ~ WE LOVE IT!
It's another one of Kim Scores punch art creations.
Click the title to see all her wonderful punch art, she's so talented. 

Scroll to the bottom to get directions on how to make this super cute card. 


Happy Lashes Sliding Pop Up Card instructions:


To create this card, you will need the following pieces of cardstock:
5 1/2" x 4 1/4" card base (shimmery white)
5 3/8" x 4" pop up back piece (marina mist) - layer snowflake print with one end aligned and small border on 3 sides, score at 1 1/2" from the aligned end
5 1/4" x 3 7/8" snowflake print paper
1 1/2" x 9" sliding wrap (shimmery white)
1" x 2 1/2" pop up piece (shimmery white) - score at 1/2" on one end
1" x 2 3/4" card back prop piece (marina mist) - score at 1/2" on each end
1/2" x 1 1/2" pop up prop piece (shimmery white) - score at 1/2" on each end
round tab punch (or substitute) for the pull tab (snowflake print)

Follow the instructions for assembling the above pieces HERE.
Stamp greeting from Peachy Keen Christmas Greeting Words (PK-859)

Supplies needed for the punch art snowman:
Use all Stampin' Up! punches
Wide Oval in shimmery white - body
1 3/4" Circle in shimmery white - body
Ornament in shimmery white - head
Word Window in black - hat brim
Round tab in black - hat top
Round tab in print - hat band
2 Branches from 2 Step Bird in chocolate chip - arms
small heart from Heart to Heart in cherry cobbler
Peachy Keen Happy Lashes stamp set (PK-460) - 1" stamp



Assembly:


1) Attach wide oval to 1 3/4" circle with dimensional. Stamp and color face on ornament. Glue neck of ornament onto back of wide oval.
2) Clip hat band out of punched round tab. Glue onto black round tab. Glue onto back of head. Attach hat brim to front of head with dimensional.
3) Clip leaves on each branch to create stick arms as shown in the above picture. Glue right arm onto back of body and left arm onto front of body. Glue heart onto chest.
4) Tie ribbon around neck (I used old olive taffetta).
5) Attach snowman to pop up piece on card. Tear some pieces of shimmery white and glue to base of snowman for snow. Add Polar White Flower Soft to snow and a little onto the snowman's tongue.



Thursday, November 11, 2010

Demonstrator Kit 50% off!!

What do you call it when you get over $310 in Stampin' Up! crafting & business supplies for only $87.50?

YOU CALL IT AMAZING!!


From November 15-30, you can purchase either the Standard or Digital + Starter Kit at 50 percent off the regular price..... plus free shipping!

If you'd like to become a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator for the awesome price of $87.50 contact me today or click here to sign up online....my password is kreationkorner.. just remember the special starts November 15th.




Funeral Bookmark

Our dearest cousin Celia passed away Monday, she peacefully went in her sleep.
 These are the bookmarks my cousin Annie and I made for her funeral.
Her favorite flowers were Pink Roses
 I typed the poem at the bottom.



Life is but a stopping place,
A pause in what's to be,
A resting place along the road,
to sweet eternity.
We all have different journeys,
Different paths along the way.
We all were meant to learn
some things,
but never meant to stay...
Our destination is a place,
Far greater than we know.
For some the journey's quicker,
For some the journey's slow.
And when the journey finally ends.
We'll claim a great reward,
And find an everlasting peace,
Together with the Lord.

REST IN PEACE OUR DEAREST CELIA
WE LOVE YOU!!

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

PHOTOGRAPHY CLASS!

THANKSGIVING CUPCAKES!

THANKSGIVNG CUPCAKES!!
 BY
"ALL CAKED UP!" 

Aren't these cupcakes just adorable and perfect for that Thanksgiving dessert. 


Marble Cupcakes with Bavarian Cream Filling and Buttercream frosting :)

Awesome detail Celina!

Designed by Celina Justo of
 "All Caked Up!"


Don't have time to make them yourself, order yours today!
(702)306-4706
All ingredients homemade!
 (except the peanut butter cups, though they can be, upon request)






Monday, November 8, 2010

Bells & Boughs Card

This was a wonderful idea I received via email. Isn't it beautiful! The designer series paper is the main focus on this card. A slit was cut under the poinsettia to insert the music notes. The music notes were created with the Stampin Up wheel.

Order now!!
To take advantage of the Holiday Bundle!!
Vintage Christmas Card Bundle
$19.92 includes:

  Bells & Boughs Set and Deck the halls designer paper pack. 
(Clear #124068 set)
   
If you don't already have your own Stampin Up! Demonstrator, I'd be happy to be yours!
 Just click the title of this post to go to my Stampin Up! Website
Supplies used:

Stamps: Bells and Boughs (120831, wood) (121142, clear)
Paper: card stock - Cherry Cobbler (119685), Very Vanilla (101650), Crumb Cake (120953), Deck the Halls Designer Paper (120810)
Inks: Cherry Cobbler Classic stamp pad (119669), Crumb Cake Classic stamp pad (121030), Basic Black stamp pad (101179)
Other: Music Notes Stampin' Around wheel (120327), Stampin' Around Handle (102971), Sponge Daubers (102892), Scallop Trim Corner punch (118870)

Enjoy making this one!

Vicky & Annie

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Host a Workshop in December!

AND
Receive this Free Thank you Stamp Set!
(with qualifying workshop of $150)

You'll get this set Free in addition to your Hostess Set
 and earned FREE PRODUCT!!

Don't delay schedule yours today!!!

This is the beautiful cover we made for your free stamp set...

This is the inside look at your free stamp set!

Hope to hear from you!!

Happy Holidays!

Vicky & Annie

HO! HO! HO! SANTA CARD

Here's a card I received via email...too cute not to share!

Ho! Ho! Ho!
Santa is in Las Vegas! He is very easy to create. Just emboss some white card stock using the Big Shot and the Petals-A-Plenty embossing folder. Cut it up for the beard and hat trim using an oval shape for a  pattern. Then use the large oval punch for the mustache trimming the ends to a point. The card base is real red. His face, nose, and mouth are blushing bride sponged with pretty in pink. Then use a dauber in pink to add his cheeks. His eyes are the 1/2 circle punch with white gel pen marks. Cut up a green glitter pick, you can find at Michael's or Joann's and add a red glitter brad from the bright pack.

 I feel a class on punch art coming on!
This punch art stuff is fun!

Gift Cards





More White Beards - Get your Grump On!

I just love visiting Blinkin', Thinkin' and Inkin', Ellen Kemper's Blog, it always has great punch art tutorials

My favorite part ~ Free!


For my "get well basket" project using Grumpy, I decided to include some pain reliever 'for when you are feeling Grumpy'. I picked up a little sample size pack at the drugstore check out and cleverly attached it to a little card like this:


A slot punch and ribbon - a very low tech solution.

Used red sticky strip to secure this flap to the card base

See photo below:

Here is the scoop on making Grumpy...

Click to see the photo larger and read the words
Chocolate Chip - wide oval (not the large oval shown in the photo), HOLE from a large oval punched with a wide oval to get the hat edge

Blush Blossom - 1 inch circle, leaf from Two Step Bird, Small Oval

White - two Scallop Oval, re-punch one of them as shown, smallest heart from Heart to Heart

Black - two standard hole punch, HOLE from narrow heart in Heart to Heart -->> move punch up from the hole and punch to get the narrow sliver for eyebrows, toss the black heart and scrap shown in the photo
Sponge Bravo Burgundy ink around the nose

Place the black of the eye at the TOP of the heart - add white highlight with gel pen

Layer beard parts as shown


Almost assembled but gosh, he doesn't look Grumpy yet! That is because the EYEBROWS are the key to his personality.

NOW he is grumpy!


Nose is popped up on a dimensional.

I like Grumpy - he may be my fave of the punched dwarfs - I just don't want to look or act like him. But I guess keeping those eyebrows plucked would make anyone grumpy. (grin)

More White Beards - Just what the Doc ordered

Another one of Blinkin', Thinkin' and Inkin',
Ellen Kemper's awesome punch art!

HELLO DOC!
(Use the dwarfs in unique ways to make a "get well" baskets, or gifts
What do you think? Will that work?
Oh, who cares! - you just came for the tutorial anyway, right? (grin)

Here is a "how to" for Doc.
  • More Mustard - full heart (trimmed with scissors) and large oval HOLE punched with wide oval
  • Blush Blossom - 1 inch circle, 1/2 inch circle, small oval
  • Basic Black - two standard hole punch
  • Vellum, sponged with bashful blue - two standard hole punch
  • White - smallest heart in Heart to Heart
Click on the photo in order to read the words

Add pen marks for folds on hat, eyebrows, glasses "ear pieces"
MAKE SURE you get your black eyes CLOSE (as in overlapping) because the glasses will go on the outside of the black parts. Add white highlight with gel pen.

I sponged just a little bravo burgundy on the top of his nose.
To attach the glasses - I rolled up a mini glue dot and stuck that wad at the bottom of his eyes - so your glasses are just attached at the very bottom of the 'lens'. This glue wad will show a little bit now but will be covered by his cheeks and nose.
I drew on a smile but it is not noticeable with the nose attached so you can skip that if you want.
You might notice my "fold" lines are a bit thick on the right Doc - I opened the wrong end of my stampin' write journal pen. Oops!

I have "ideas" for most of the dwarfs - I just have to execute them. (Execute: To perform or carry out what is required i.e., make the projects NOT execute- as in kill the dwarfs).

But I need HELP on one. I'm struggling with a way to use Bashful in the basket. The best I've got so far is putting him on a card and saying "Don't be Bashful, call me if you need anything". Any better ideas out there?

Hope you enjoyed another of Ellen's tutorial's
Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Halloween 2010!

Hello Everyone, I hope everyone had a great Halloween. I just couldn't resist sharing these awesome Halloween pictures of my beautiful granddaughters.

The Friday before Halloween the girls went to Ana's Studios, where they took the most gorgeous pictures....Ana you always do such a wonderful job! Make sure to visit her for the holidays http://www.anastudios.com/

They were so cute, and the weather was perfect for trick or treating. The girls had a great time, they walked so much Andrea even walked right out of her costume. We took pictures of her poor little costume, with the feet all worn out :) And that was quite the journey for her, especially since my poor baby wasn't feeling as great as she could be.

 Take a look at the two prettiest witches!

 Mia & Giselle


~Sisterly LOVE~


Last, but definitely not least, the cutest Kitty ever!
Andrea your such a positive influence in our lives, we love you so much!!!

ANDREA



 Make sure to go to Ana's Studio's for your holiday pictures!!
I promise, you won't be disappointed..

 The bottom of Andrea's costume :)
Can you see her shoes?


Earlier in the evening we went to my cousin Maria's for a wonderful feast. ribeyes, baked potatoes, corn and a buffet of Halloween goodies...Delicious! 

 Then.......
Later that night we made carmel apples, my mom's famous hot chocolate and chili dogs, YUMMY!


AND......
then the most memorable moment of the night was when Mia lost her tooth!
A good lesson to remember is, never eat carmel apples when you have a loose tooth...lol
           As you can see, she wasn't as excited as we were.....LOL

It was a great night! I hope you all had a wonderful and safe Halloween also.
Now on to the next batch of holidays!
Thanks so much for visting us today....
God bless you!

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