Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Halloween Extravaganza Class

Come make 3 projects. Boo Blocks, a treat holder with slider (can hold a full sized candy bar or lots of little treats), and a luminary.
Date: Tuesday, September 20th
Time: 6:30-9:30pm
Cost: $15
It will be tons of fun! You must pre-pay by 9/13 to guarantee supplies and a spot.

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Fabric Fun Class

Come for the first 2 hours only to see all the fabric basics using the big shot machine. You'll see how to do bags, quilts, & more plus you'll make a fabric flower for your purse/hair/bag.

Or--bring 1 1/3 yards of fabric and stay 2 more hours to make a fabric rag bag.

This will be a small, hands-on class where you will learn how amazing the Big Shot is with fabric.

Date: Tuesday, September 13th or Saturday, September 17th
Time: 5-7pm &/or 7-9pm, 9-11am &/or 11-1pm
Cost: $15
RSVP and prepay by 9/6 to guarantee a spot. Space is VERY limited!

Mini Scrapbook Flip Album

You will make this album with 5 pages. 3 of the pages have 3 flip tabs on each page. You will be getting 1/2 of a Simply Scrappin' kit so the extra pieces are yours! This is a great brag book or gift for that someone who is hard to shop for.

Date: Tuesday, August 30th
Time: 6:30pm-9:30pm
Cost: $18, must prepay by 8/23 to guarantee a spot
I hope to see you there!

You can also purchase this as a kit "On the go" for $3 extra to cover shipping costs. Just email me and I'll send your kit within a week of our class. You will have full instructions emailed to you so that you can put the scrapbook together at home.

Monday, August 8, 2011

August Club Projects

If you want to try out stamp club let me know. Club is held the 2nd Saturday of every month from 1-4pm at my house. Below are the projects we'll be making this Saturday.
I used the Summer Fun stamp set (SU#123042) out of the Summer Mini Catalog. The colors I used were: Melon Mambo, Tempting Turquoise, Lucky Limeade, Pumpkin Pie, Pacific Point, Black Stazon, Pretty in Pink (striped grosgrain ribbon SU#119775). I used Designer Series Paper from the Brights Collection (SU#117155) and the hostess paper Cheerful Treat (SU#122381).
To watercolor the people, ice cream/popcicles, and flip flops I used the Brights and Neutrals Watercolor Wonder Crayons (SU#119804, 119805), a Real Red, Melon Mambo, Tempting Turquoise, Daffodil Delight & Pacific Point Stampin' Write Marker, and Crystal Effects (SU#101055) to make the tubes, popcicles/cones, and flops pop up. You can see the Mini Brads (SU#122941) in the Decorative Label (SU#120907) finished off with a sponge (SU#: 101610) in Pacific Point classic ink (111837), and a green Rhinestone Brad (SU#109111) in the middle of the pinwheel.

July Club Projects

For the 12 x 12 spread we used the Pennant Parade (SU# 122742) and the new Petite Pennants Builder punch (SU#122361) out of the new Idea Book & Catalog. I also used the Simple Letters Alphabet (SU#115960) & Tasteful Trim (SU#120893) dies in my Big Shot (SU#113439). The colors I used are: Poppy Parade, Night of Navy, Marina Mist, and Whisper White. The string is the white baker's twine (SU#124262) and the red ribbon is the Poppy Parade Stiched-Poly Ribbon (SU#119263).

Here is the card we made using the Summer Splash stamp set (SU #123037) out of the Summer Mini Catalog. The colors I used are: Pumpkin Pie, Lucky Limeade, Daffodil Delight, Melon Mambo, and Whisper White. I also used the Melon Mambo embossing powder (SU#123223), Versamark ink pad (SU# 102283), Heat Tool (SU #10005), Frost White Shimmer Paint (SU# 116854) to make the shimmer spray, 1 3/4" circle punch (SU# 119850), and the Circles #2 die (SU#114526).

This is the card opened. I know you can't really see it but the white circle behind the octopus has been misted with shimmer spray. It's very shimmery!

Wednesday, August 3, 2011


Come Stamp-a-Stack of cards with me!

Date: Tuesday, August 23rd
Time: 6:30-9:30pm
Where: My House (e-mail me if you need the address)
Cost: $15 for 10 cards (2 of each design), includes envelopes
RSVP and pay by Tuesday, August 16th

This way you will always have cards on hand for any occasion. I will have other greeting stamps available so you can change the greetings to fit your needs. I hope to see you there!

You can purchase these cards as a kit "On the go" for an additional $3 for shipping/no extra cost if you pick them up. That way if you can't make it you can still get the cards. You will need to stamp them yourself so you can use stamps you have on hand or purchase some to use.

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Buy 3 Get 1 FREE Promotion!

Dates: August 1-31, 2011

Promotion Details:
During August, you will get a FREE package of Designer Series Paper when you buy three! Use this limited-time offer to stock up on all your favorites, including brand-new designs from the 2011-2012 Idea Book & Catalog.

Things to Remember

  • Orders may be placed on through me or my website http://brsmith.stampinup.net
  • There is no limit to the number of free packages of Designer Series Paper you can earn.
  • Designer Series Paper ordered in Hostess free merchandise does not qualify for the promotion.
  • Specialty Designer Series Paper, Hostess Designer Series Paper, and 2011 Holiday Mini Designer Series Paper are not part of this promotion and cannot be redeemed through this offer.

Decorative Label Punch--Alternate Use Tutorial

This is a card we're making at my August Stamp Club, inspired by Julie Phillips on our Stampin' Up! demonstrator website. See the punch in the bottom right hand corner? Recognize it? It is our Decorative Label punch (Stampin' Up! #120907) used in an alternate way. Ready to learn how?
1. Use the Decorative Label punch to punch a label out of cardstock.
2. Put the cardstock back into the punch and line up the curved corners so that you get a nice rounded edge then punch again.
Voila! You get a smaller label that is very cute with mini brads (Stampin' Up! #122941) on the ends.
You could also punch from the other side of the label, but use a post it note to hold the label in place so it doesn't move around much.
This size fits all of the Tiny Tiny Wishes (Stampin' Up! #115370) greetings.

I would imagine you could make a smaller label out of the Curly Label punch as well but I do not own that one yet.