Tuesday, March 30, 2010

CYRious Stampers April Business Challenge

Our April Business Challenge from Denise was to make an item that best describes our 'style' and to upload it to the blog. This is my card (sorry for the quality..the scanner didn't like the brad!):

I would describe my 'style' as Clean & Simple, with a little bling sometimes. I love these two In Colors and have not made a card using them together until now. I'm usually a Soft Subtles kind of person. Here's the recipe:
Bermuda Bay card stock for the base, Melon Mambo for the next layer and Bermuda Bay Patterns DSP for the layer that is punched with the new Scallop Trim punch. I used Upsy Daisy for the stamping. I used Bermuda Bay dotted grosgrain ribbon and put a designer brad in the middle.

Sunday, March 28, 2010

April Business Challenge

Thanks Pat, you will get an extra ticket in the drawing since you were the first to post your card!
April Business Challange
Love You Much stamp set , Pretty in Pink , Real red, Close To Cocoa CS.
Scallop Edge punch & Heart To Heart. Stamps placed on clear block to postion. Stamped in Real Red. Popped up small heart in middle of O
Pat W.

Cirque de Simi

Hope that you will all come by and say hi to us at our booth at the Cirque de Simi event. Saturday, April 17 at Rancho Madera Park in Wood Ranch.

Sunday, March 21, 2010


Thanks Pat for signing up to post to the blog! I'm looking forward to everyone participating in Denise's business challenge for April, to create an item that best shows your style and post it to the blog.
I'm in here now.

Thursday, March 18, 2010

New Promotion

Two Setp Stampin' Promotion

Here are some SU samples of a new stamp set that will be available to order April 1 (no foolin')!
It's called Awash with Flowers. This new set will be in the 2010-2011 Idea Book & Catalog, but in April you will be able to order it along with getting the following sets in the current catalog at a 20% discount. (No additional purchase is necessary; this is not a discount with purchase promotion).

113824  Greenhouse Garden $20.76

113734  Fifth Avenue Floral $19.96

111578  Flower Fancy $29.56

113258  Trendy Trees $14.36

If you're interested in getting the new stamp set or any of the discounted stamp sets available during this promotion, please contact your demonstrator today and be one of the first to have this beautiful new set.

Sunday, March 14, 2010

'My Style' Posts

Be on the lookout! The business challenge for the CYRious Stampers was to make an item (card or 3-D) that best represents your 'style' and to upload it here. I'm looking forward to seeing what this group can come up with. I will be posting my own sometime next weekend. Check back often to see the varied 'styles' of our group.

Saturday, March 13, 2010

March Shoebox

Last night we had our March CYRious Stampers meeting. After the meeting, we had a shoebox swap. Although only 3 of us participated, the swaps were fun and fabulous:

This was mine (Jeri). Thanks to my sideline Lisa for the colors and layout:

This was Pat's:

And this was Shelly's:

Great job, you guys!

Friday, March 12, 2010

My Story

I signed up for the Stampin' Up! Recruit Crew. It's a 16-week training program to help us build our Stampin' Up! business. One of the challenges was to tell 'Our Story' to as many people as possible. I did 'My Story' with the My Digital Studio program. Here it is:

If anyone is interested in joining my team of CYRious Stampers, click on the link and go to my Demonstrator website: http://calstamper.stampinup.net/

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Opportunity Night

I will be holding an Opportunity Night on March 21. This is the invitation that I'm sending to potential recruits.

Sunday, March 7, 2010

Learning Curve

I agree with Jeri, a Tutorial might be helpful. Oh, well, let's just say practice makes perfect. Hopefully my next post will be better.

Diane's Inspiration

Hi there fellow stampers. The other day I got creative with some left over cardstock an thought I would share some of my ideas with you. Hope you enjoy them.

This is a simple two color card using Rich Razzleberry & Pretty in Pink. The stamp set is from the Occasions Mini - With All My Heart, and using the new Scallop Trim Punches just gives it that finished look. Accessories are Rich Razzelberry Ribbon and a Rhinestone Brad.
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Although the colors are a little off in this picture, you can see how a simple card can be dramatic with a little dsp. The cardstock is Rich Razzleberry, dsp is Shades of Spring (Occasions Mini), the oval is Blush Blossom. And my favorite thing - the Punch is the Eyelet Boarder.

(front) (inside)

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(front) (inside)

Now this was fun - kinda like putting a puzzle together. I had just got a new die (just checked and it is called "Tulipe") for my big shot and just had to use it. So I found a 6 x 6 piece of yellow dsp (I think it's So Saffron), ran it through the Big Shot, and had all these wonderful pieces to play with. Doesn't it look great on the Rich Razzleberry? I had enough pieces to do both inside and front.

Well there you have it. Hope I helped to inspire a few of my fellow stampers.