Ink Happens! Team Swap

I have really talented women on my Ink Happens! team.  I am proud to showcase their work and to share them with all of you today. I am so grateful to know each of these women and am honored to have them on my team.

Like the last swap I was in, we too had a Fall/Christmas theme.  I was really pleased at the variety of swaps I received.  I hope you enjoy them as much as I did.

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Are YOU interested in joining the Ink Happens! team too?  We would love to have you join us.  It's never been a better time to be a demonstrator!

Join my team now!

Thanks for stopping by!  Be sure to stop by tomorrow to see the latest "Kelley Creations".

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Swap cards continued...

This post is a continuation from yesterday.  I have a few more fabulous swaps to show you from my cross-country group swap.

I hope you are inspired!

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A big thank you to all of my fellow demonstrators that participated and shared their talent.  I look forward to our next swap in November!

I've decided to make this weekend "swap weekend".  Tomorrow I will post the swaps from my Ink Happens! team swap so I can showcase even more talent from my very own group! And then, be sure to come back on Monday because I have two more "Kelley Creations" to share with you.  She has been busy at her sewing machine creating fantastic projects using Stampin' Up! fabric.  You won't believe what she has created THIS time!
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Holiday Collection Framelit Christmas Card (that's a mouthful!)

One of my favorite things about being a demonstrator is getting to meet other demonstrators and sharing ideas.  I'm involved with a number of different swap groups (where we swap or trade card ideas) and as a result get some really nice ideas to present to my customers.  I just finished participating in two different swaps and am excited to share some of the great ideas in the weeks ahead.  Today I want to show you the card that I created for one of the swaps.

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I wanted to create a "non-traditional" Christmas card that deviated from the typical green and red and I also wanted to add a bit of shabby chic.  The sketch was inspired by a card I found on Pinterest so it was just a matter of filling in with the design elements. 

The trees, cut out using the Holiday Collection Framelits, were a snap to make.  Created with the First Edition DSP, I sponged the edges with Crumb Cake ink and added a rhinestone bling on top of each.  They were arranged on a piece of Early Espresso Core'dinations card stock that was embossed with the Perfect Polka Dots embossing folder.  A quick sanding with the Stampin' Sanding System turned the polka dots into snow flakes!

The Candlelight Christmas DSP was the perfect addition to my card with the Early Espresso and Very Vanilla colors contributing to my shabby chic look.  With a touch of Real Red, I was able to incorporate a traditional color too.

My favorite element of this card is the snowflake that was created using Silver Glimmer paper and the Snow Flurry Bigz die(LOVE this die!!).  Talk about bling!  I also added a faceted button and linen thread for additional interest.

Stop by tomorrow to see the other Christmas card I made for my Ink Happens! team swap.  I have Christmas on the brain!

Thanks for stopping by!

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Christmas Pouch

I received another "Kelley Creation" in the mail today.  Am I lucky or what?  She told me I had something coming in the mail but she never tells me what it is.  Look what the postman delivered to me today:

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Isn't this darling?  I'm not sure of the pattern or if she did this on her own, but it is a really great pouch.  And because I'm always looking to repurpose things or find multiple uses for something, it just so happens that this pouch hold 4-6 A2 cards with envelopes perfectly (depending on embellishments). The obvious use is a make-up bag, but I don't know if I would want to risk getting make-up on this awesome fabric.

Do you like the fabric too?  It's in the newly relased Holiday Catalog on page 4 - at the bottom.  Unfortunately it's easy to miss amid all of the other fantastic new products.  It's called Candlelight Christmas Designer Fabric (#126905).  You receive 3 fat quarters (18"x27") each.  What an awesome Christmas gift or stocking stuffer this would be!  It's never too early to get started on those gifts!

Thank you, Kelley, for my beautiful gift!  I'm so proud to showcase your work!  I can hardly wait to see what you come up with next :)

Thanks for dropping by!

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Let the Holidays begin!

It's August 1st and you know what that means, right?  It's the start of the Stampin' Up! Holiday Mini Catalog!  This 39 page holiday delight is loaded with fresh holiday products and ideas.  In my 10 years as a demostrator, this catalog, is by far the best one yet!


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The ornament on the cover of the catalog is all the rage right now!  I had the pleasure of playing with paper with my friend and team member, Cassandra, and we had a blast making our own version of this awesome project.  It uses the Ornament Keepsakes stamp set (#128051 C, #128048 W) and the Holiday Ornaments framelits (#127816). Take a look:

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These ornaments feature a number of fantastic, new products in the catalog.  New Big Shot dies, new designer paper, brushed bronze buttons, tulle and more! The possibilities are endless!  The framelits make these SO easy to create.  And, to make things even easier, Stampin' Up! is sweetening the pot by bundling the stamps and the framelits together at a discounted price!  By purchasing the Ornament Keepsakes Bundle, you'll save over 15%!! 

Ready to get your bundle?  Enter my online store here and get yours today!  Clear-mount bundle: 129950, Wood-mount bundle: 129949

Don't have a holiday mini catalog?  Contact me today to get your copy.

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