Thursday, February 16, 2012

LadyBug Ink Night Show-and-Tell

January's Ladybug Ink night was a good one. Several of the Ladybugs were fresh from the Stampin' Up! Leadership conference and came back with lots of eye candy and great ideas. I was super excited about their samples and wanted to share. Here's a few of my favorite samples that were on display at the latest Ladybug Ink meeting.

This was a 3-Minute demo. I love the colors and the simplicity of this card.

A 3-Minute demo from Ruth.

Amber's 3-Minute demo. I love how she layered the scallops. Such a simple yet beautiful card.

Another 3-Minute demo. Check out the beautiful flower.

Sample from Leadership.

Another sample from Leadership.

Isn't this cute! You can put some loose leaf tea or a tea bag in the little box for a simple gift.


I love the layered heart.

The colors on this box are beautiful. I love how the marina mist and Old Olive mesh so well.

This is a very cute ad simple box.





This is a MDS hybrid project. The saying is designed in MDS and printed out. Then they added the embellishments in the upper left-hand corner.

          
This is a beautiful scrapbook page they did at Leadership.  

If you are interested in joining the Ladybug Stampers and attending these fun-filled and inspiring meetings, contact me. Right now, you can join Stampin' Up! for just $125. It's a great deal that will come with lasting friendships and amazing benefits.

Happy Stampin'
~Cita

Friday, February 10, 2012

Happiness and Love

Love is in the air!

Actually, love is always in the air in my household, but this time of year typically brings out all the lovey dovey items out onto the shelves and into the hands of many loved ones. This time of year also brings out my lovey stamps. I made this card for a Valentine's themed swap a few months ago, but I intentionally made it to where this card doesn't have to be used as a Valentine's card. If you are like me, I like to remind my husband that I love him on many other days other than Valentine's Day.

Stampin' Cita Tips:
  • Color Scheme: Concord Crush, Whisper White, Wisteria Wonder, and Blushing Bride
  • Stamp Set: Easy Events, Fabulous Phrases 
  • Accessories: Stampin' Write Markers, Blushing Bride 1/2" Stitched-Poly Ribbon, Decorative Label Punch, 2-1/2" Circle Punch, 1-3/4" Circle Punch, 1-3/8" Circle Punch, 1-1/4" Circle Punch, Flirtatious Specialty DSP, Simply Scored, Whisper White embossing powder, Embossing Tool
  • Score the edges of the Wisteria Wonder cardstock at 1/8" and 1/4" on each side. This gives the cardstock a framed appearance. Don't adhere your Wisteria Wonder cardstock to the Whisper White cardstock until all the elements are placed on the cardstock.
  • Punch circles from the Flirtatious DSP using the circles punches listed in the Accessories bullet.  
  • Ink only the image on the birds stamp from the Easy Events stamp set. Use your Stampin' Write markers to color the image. Punch out the birds image using the Decorative Label punch and then sponge Wisteria Wonder around the edges. Use a Stampin' Dimensional to adhere the birds on top of the circles.
  • Tie a knot in a piece of 6" Blushing Bride 1/2" Stitched-Poly Ribbon. Wrap it around the Wisteria Wonder cardstock and use tape to adhere it to the back of the cardstock. 
  • Stamp your greetings from the Fabulous Phrases stamp set in Whisper White Craft ink. Add Whisper white embossing powder and heat emboss. I found that the words popped out better when embossed and added a nice texture to the card. 
  • Finally, when all elements are placed on the Wisteria Wonder cardstock you can adhere it to the Whisper White cardstock.
Hope you find Love and Happiness this Valentine's Day and every day!

Happy Stampin'!
~Cita

Wednesday, February 08, 2012

Sale-A-Bration 2012!!!


Dude!!! How could I have dared to forget to post about Sale-a-Bration?!?!?!?!
(Because I'm a bad blogger, that's why, but whatever....)

Anyways, next to Christmas, it's the most happiest time of the year, Stampin' Up! Sale-a-Bration, an amazing time where you can get lots and lots and LOTS of stuff for free. Yes, free. And I'm not talking about rinkity dinkinty stuff. I'm talking about full-blown beautiful and exclusive stamp sets.

Click here to check out the Sale-a-Bration catalog

Here's how Sale-a-Bration works:

Buy and get free stuff. Choose a free Sale-a-Bration product for every $50 (before shipping and taxes) you spend. This year, you can choose from a variety of stamp sets and accessories, as well as catalog stamp sets, digital content CDs, designer fabric, buttons, and embossing folders.

Host a workshop and get more free stuff. If you host a workshop with $400 in sales, you can get a FREE hostess bundle that includes the Fresh Vintage stamp set, the Everyday Enchantment Designer Series Paper, and the Everyday Enchantment Ribbon and Brad Pack. Additionally, if you host a workshop with at least $150, you will get a free Stampin' Up! shopping tote!

 Join Stampin' Up! as a demonstrator and get free stuff for the rest of 2012!  First of all, during Sale-a-Bration you can join Stampin' Up! for just $125. Second, when you join during Sale-a-Bration you get a FREE package of Designer Series Paper or a digital download every month for the rest of 2012. Tell me that is not awesome!

Sale-a-Bration is the time to start Stampin' Up! Contact me if you would like to place an order, host a workshop, or join my team!

Happy Sale-a-Bration!

~Cita