Tuesday, April 21, 2009

It's been ages... and introducing a Marker Club!!

I have been so crazy busy!! No time to blog!! I have been super busy at work on a new project, finishing my Project Management Certification at Ryerson University (I have my last exam tonight!), conducting workshops and prepping for my Birthday card class this Friday!! It's been insane to say the least! But that's okay, I am one of those people who get more done when there is more to do. The less I have to do, the less I do!So, what is a marker club you say?? Well, if you are anything like me, you covet the Many Marvelous Markers set, but don't want to outlay the money for it. And maybe you don't even know what the markers are used for..... Check out this link to give you just a few ideas on some of the many ways to use the Stampin' Up! Stampin' Write markers. After all, $158.95 is a lot to dish out in one shot. But $39.95 is much more managable. However, if you purchase the markers by colour family (or individually) you don't get the very practical storage case for the markers. Hmmmmm what to do? Well, I have solved your problem!! If you join my marker club, you pay only $39.95* a month for 4 months** and in one of the 4 months, you get your carrying case!! This way you get your cake, and eat it too!!!

*I must have your credit card number on file to join this club (contact me directly if this is a problem)
** You must remain in the club for the entire 4 months!

Now on to some cards!!!!

I had promised earlier that I would post the rest of the cards from my "Eight Great Greetings" class. I have 3 of the photographed, I will get around to posting the others another time.

This first one, I have to apologize about the terrible picture! It looks like I deleted the good one and kept the blurry one! Anyhow, it was a very simple card but looks great in person. I used the Hostess Paper pack for the Basic Grey patterned paper on the bottom of the card.

Products used:
Stampin' Up "Eight Great Greetings" stamp set (from the Occasions Mini Catalogue 2009),
Stampin' Up Card stock- Real Red, Whisper White
Stampin' Up DSP- Hostess Level 1: Patterns Pack Designer Series Paper II
Stampin' Up Ink- Basic Black
Accessories- Basic Grey Taffeta ribbon

The inspiration for this next card, a card for Mom's Day, came from my upline Caroline LeBel. She sends us monthly inspiration cards (yes, "The Hive" members can look forward to this feature beginning next month). I pretty much case'd (Copy And Share Everything) her card, changing the colours and using a Embosslit die for my flowers. The leaves in the background are from the Level 1 Hostess set "Darling Dots".

Products used:
Stampin' Up "Eight Great Greetings" stamp set (from the Occasions Mini Catalogue 2009), "Darling Dots" Hostess Level 1 set
Stampin' Up Card stock- Certainly Celery, Whisper White, Pretty in Pink, Regal Rose
Stampin' Up Ink- Basic Grey, Certainly Celery, Pink Pirouette
Accessories- Stampin' Up Simple Flower Embosslit, Silver Brads, sponge dauber, Stampin' Up Top Note die, Big Shot, Regal Rose & Pretty in Pink Stampin' Write markers

And the last one I can show you today is the mini Thank you card we made. Again, super super simple and very very cute! This card has a demension of 3x3 to fit our mini square envelopes and is just a perfect size for a gift card. The image is stamped first in Whisper White and then a second time using Baja Breeze. The effect is a shadow effect.

Products used:
Stampin' Up "Eight Great Greetings" stamp set (from the Occasions Mini Catalogue 2009)
Stampin' Up Card stock- Baja Breeze, Tangerine Tango & Whisper White
Stampin' Up Ink- Whisper White Craft Ink, Baja Breeze
Accessories- Square mini envelopes

There are still a few spots left for my Birthday card class this Friday. We will be making 4 Birthday cards using a variety of different techniques. The cost is $20 or free with a $50 order placed on Friday (Club members pay only $15 and Demonstrators pay only $10). Contact me if you would like to join us.



dyanna said...

I like your blog.I'm waiting for your new posts.

Kathy said...

LOVE that Mother's Day card from Caro. Very nice.

Brenda said...

I like that Mother's Day card too, I favourited it on Splitcoast, not even realizing that it was yours lol.


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