Independent Stampin'Up! Demonstrator!

Hey friends!
I've been a demonstrator with Stampin'Up! since 2011. I'm located in Bozeman, Montana, but have customers all over the country. I have a very fun and active downline called "Big Sky Stampers" and we get together in person and online to share what we love. My blog posts feature what I'm up to recently and I try to share new product information, tips and tricks and creative inspiration. You can shop from this site or find out more information about our products and becoming a demonstrator! Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Pretty fall view out the window!

You are probably going to be seeing me use this new window framelit set alot!  There is also a coordinating stamp set to create lovely scenes outside, perfect for fall, Christmas and winter! I've already shown you some others in a former post here:

more windows

Here's a card we made recently in my September card class, taking full advantage of this fun set!

It shouldn't take too much effort to spot the wallpaper, wainscoting and chair rail for my background "wall"!  We had alot of fun making this card and of course, the possibilities are endless!  I've listed the supplies below in case you want to get this bundle!

Happy Hump Day!


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Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Fall is in the air

I love autumn!  I love it all; the scents, the colors, the tastes, the views and even football. It's a great time of year to reset, especially after a summer of fun and non-routine. I'm gearing up for my Fall Card Buffet which will be next week! Keep watching this blog for more details, including times. It's a chance for you to drop by, Open House style, make a card or 10 and be on your way!  I'm getting my boxes ready this week and plan to have at least 20 choices for you to pick from. Hope you can come!

Here's a card using the very versatile Woodland Embossing folder. I have used this a ton already!  This time I used it on brushed gold card stock and then used the new leaves stamps and framelits!  I love how it turned out!

I hope this stirs some creative juices your way!  
Happy Stampin'!

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Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Back to the Holidays!

I apologize for being AWOL for a couple of weeks. As with many of you, life got in the way. You might think that all that matters to me is making cards, if you only knew about my blog and Stampin'Up! business, but in reality, that's a small part of who I am. My biggest challenge right now is honoring my parents as I care for them in their golden years. The details are just that... details, but I'm busy, to say the least!

Anyway, I continue to make cards and create and have classes!  I need this outlet more than ever some days!  I want to share a fun card today that features a gorgeous cardinal image. It's from the "Joyful Season" stamp set, featured in the holiday catalog. Here's my card....

I actually stamped the bird, branches and sentiment on vellum card stock. It' was a great way to be able to "see through" the paper and use the Designer Series Paper on the background. One word of caution, you can't use this technique if you are in a hurry!  It takes a long time for the ink to set on vellum. A heat gun helps a little, but you can easily burn your vellum, so be careful!  I set my vellum stamped piece aside for the day and finished the card the next day.  What do you think?

There's an icon to the right that you can click on to see all the great new products in the Holiday catalog and order if you like!
Happy Stampin'!

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