Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Birthday Party

First Custom Card...
I have a customer who asked if we could design and make a card for her grandmother's 81st birthday. Here is what I came up with for her. I used the color coach for the color scheme.

Supplies used in Birthday Card

Cardstock: Tempting Tuquoise (page 166 #102067), Rich Razzleberry (page 166 #115316), Crumb Cake (page. 169 # 120953), Pear Pizzazz (page 165 #119795)
Designer Series Paper: Patterns Designer Series Paper Pack: Pear Pizzazz (page 165 #117158)
Big Shot Supplies: Big Shot (of course; page 204 #113439)
Bigz Dies: Island Floral (page 206 #118871)
Clear Lits Die: Scallop Rectangle (page 211 #118872)
Textered Impressions Embossing Folders: Square Lattice (page 214 #119976)
Stamp Set: Word Play (page 147 #120308)
Ink Colors: Whisper White Craft (page 169 #101731)
Accessories: Anywhere Glue Stick (page 197 #104045)
Stampin Dimensionals (page 197 #104430)
Rhinestone Brads (page 187 #113144)
If you would like to purchase any of these supplies to make our own special card click on the shopping card to go to my 24/7 online store. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me at karencoxstamps@gmail.com.

Saturday, September 4, 2010

I had my first big shot club meeting this past Thursday. It was a good turn out. We made three projects using the big shot. Here are two of the items. Number 1 picture is an Owl Goody Bag and Number 2 is an Ice Cream Cone gift tag with a recipe card sandwhiched inbetween for the popcorn treats that went inside the bag. If you would like to join the club and are in the area let me know or if you would like to join the club but are not in the area we can do that also. How it will work for non- local members. If you would like to join the club via mail. You can join and send your check for each of the months and we will do your make and takes and mail them to you for free as well as a contract that you can send it back before the 2nd month. The contract will state which of the dies you are working for.
Details for the club:
This club meets the first Thursday of each month for 4 months. The price of this club is $37.50 each month at the end of the fourth month you will recieve a Big Shot and two of the Bigz Dies valued at $21.95 a piece. If you already have a Big Shot you may still join the club and work toward Serif Essential Alphabet valued at $149.95.Club members will meet for refreshments and two make -n- take projects using the Big Shot. Anyone can come without joining and do the make-n- takes for $10 or a $20 purchase. Members do not have to attend to join the club just contact me.Email: karencoxstamps@gmail.comBlog: karenstampandscrap.blogspot.comContact: 903-316-7926



Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Ribbon Special

Ribbon Special
Would you like to participate in a ribbon share? Here it is!
20 yards of 1/4 grosgrain ribbon for $9.00. Two yards of each of the following colors:
Whisper White
Very Vanilla
Daffodil Delight
Pumpkin Pie
Pretty in Pink
Real Red
Rich Razzelberry
Marina Mist
Certainly Celery
Old Olive
Contact me if you are interested.
Contact information: karencoxstamps@gmail.com

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Teacher Gifts and Ideas!

Since starting Stampin Up! the majority of my customers have been teachers. So I decided to have a class where they can make things for thier classroom and/or thier students. These are the things that we made.

Teacher tile with a magnet on the back to hang papers on the magnetic white boards.
A small note pad to carry around to make quick little notes.

Back to school gift for the students for the first day. I saw this idea from one of the blogs that I follow and did my own measuring.
If you would like measurements and supplies and directions to any of these projects please email me at : karencoxstamps@gmail.com

Sunday, August 8, 2010

Convention Wrap Up!

Convention Wrap Up!
Yesterday I attended convention wrap up with demonstrators from our area, Dallas, and several from Arkansas. The wrap up follows the yearly convention in Utah. At the yearly convention in Utah demonstrators spend their days pampered, awarded, and just generally spoiled. Also new techniques are learned and tons of ideas are shared. I did not go to Utah this year because I am fairly new to Stampin Up! and I was unsure what it was all about. But listening to the ladies enthusiasm and hearing all the fun they had. I made 3 very important decisions and/or goals I am going to share with you!
1. I am going to Utah next year!
2. I am going to earn the trip to Disney World!
3. You want to be one of my hostesses this year!
* You may be wondering why I said that YOU want to be a hostess, well I will give you a hint. I learned some awesome ideas for pampering and spoiling my hostesses at a special appreciation party. It will be held in July 2011 so there is time for everyone to get an invite to this special event.

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Reagan's 6th Birthday

This is how it all began!
My daughter got started in Stampin Up! because she wanted to make unique and personal birthday invitations for her daughter. A friend introduced her to Stampin Up! and showed her how to get started. Since Reagan's second birthday we have gone through the new catalogs and picked out birthday themes that match stamps sets and the obsession has grown from there.

Monday, August 2, 2010

Stampin Up! Hostess Special

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Have you ever thought that you always wanted to see how people can make such cute and simple cards and easy gifts. Well here is your chance.

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Promotion dates: July 27-August 31, 2010Details: Hostesses will receive an additional $25 in hostess free merchandise dollars when they hold a workshop totaling $350 (before shipping and tax) or more!
It's a perfect time to host a Stampin' Up! show. Free stuff and lots of fun!!
E-mail me at karencoxstamps@gmail.com to schedule your exciting event!!

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

I am doing a workshop this week and my hostess and great friend is an excellent cook. I love her super easy recipes. Personally, I think that Mexican is her best. I thought that it would be a great idea to allow guest to make a recipe card for one of the dishes that Shelia will have at her party.

For the guest that arrive early they will get to make this tag for the yummy treats that the hostess will have. I hope it will be a great workshop.

Duo snapshot!

My new favorite stamp!
I know that this is not a new stamp but it is new to me. I love how people can use stampin up products on more things than paper. I cant wait to show my customers how you can use fabric and the Big Shot together! Still playing....pictures to come.

Friday, July 2, 2010

Client Appreciation Day

Today was the day that I had my client appreciation open house. The gals made a 4th of July card and we made our wish list for the new catalog. Each lady received the water and a cupcake that I put together as a thank you. I even booked a workshop! For all of these projects I used the 4th of July stamp set found in the summer mini. Congratulations to Jodi Nipper who brought a finshed card she made at home using SU products. Her name was entered into a drawing and she was the lucky girl who went home with a free stamp set.

The finished card and the two prizes that the ladies took home!
Check back for recipes. If you have any questions you can email me karencoxstamps@gmail.com

Thursday, July 1, 2010

2010-2011 Stampin' Up! Catalog is Here...

Today is the start of the new Stampin year. I am very excited and cannot wait for my client appreciation party on Friday. I have only been a SU demonstrator for 2 whole months and I am loving every minute of it. I have met some great ladies and as a thank you for helping me get my business started I decided what better way to start off the new year and new catalog but with a client appreciation party! We will be looking at the new catalog and sharing ideas, doing a 4th of July make and take and enjoying yummy cupcakes. I will post pictures after the party so be sure to check back!!

Sunday, June 27, 2010

How cute is that? #3

Becky Roberts fabulous purse. I just bought her tutorial for one of her purses and I can't wait to get started and try to make my own. I saw this purse the other day and have been checking back three or four times a day waiting on the tutorial for this exact tutorial. Can't wait!!
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Friday, June 25, 2010

Birthday Card Class

Birthday Card Class
I had my second card class and the theme was birthdays. The girls made six different cards. Here are a few individual pictures of some of the cards we did listed with the supplies that were used. The last picture is five of the six that were done. If you have any questions or would like to purchase a card kit email me for details at karencoxstamps@gmail.com
Thanks for looking!
Elements of Style: Idea taken from summer mini
Ingredients for card:
Card Stock: So Saffron and Very Vanilla
Ink Pads: So Saffron and Soft Suede
Stamps: Elements of Style
Big Shot Die Cut: Top Note
Punch: Modern Label
Ribbon: Polka- Dot Soft Suede
Volia Birthday
Ingredients (color is not great):
Card Stock: Crushed Curry and Whisper White
Designer Series Paper: Razzelberry Lemonade
Ink Pads: Pixie Pink
Stamp Set: Voila
Punch: Scallop Circle

Cupcake Birthday:
Card Stock: Green Galore and Pink Passion and Real Red
Designer Series Paper: Razzelberry Lemonade
Stamp Set: On a Pedestal and Simple Birthday Thanks
Ink Pad: Melon Mambo
Punch: Scallop Edge
Other Items: Crystal Effects on Cherry

Celebrate You!
Card Stock: Elegant Eggplant and Lavendar Lace and Whisper White
Stamp Set: Party Hearty
Ink Pad: Elegant Eggplant
Punch: Scallop Edge and 5 Petal Flower
Big Shot: Scallop Circle
Other: Rhinestone Brads: Clear

Monday, June 21, 2010

How Cute Is That? #3

Welcome to How cute is that! where I post a selection of my favorite Stampin' Up! cards and projects by other talented stamping artists. I think that sharing great ideas for people to copy is the best form of flattery and I love to flatter! These are projects that when I see them I say, "How cute is that! and where can I find out how to do it myself. Please click on each link to go directly to the artist's blog for more information about the artist and their project.


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Masculine Birthday

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Saturday, June 19, 2010

Tyler Library with Stamp Shack Lady!

I took Reagan to the Tyler Library today and she made a lunchbag scrapbook! She had so much fun being creative. Mrs. Christie let her make two and she made one for her and one for her Pop Bob.

Working on color coordinating.

I love doing Stampin up stuff with her.

Reagan's final lunchbag scrapbook!

Friday, June 18, 2010

Father's Day Card

The students in Tiffany's summer school class made Father's Day cards. They had the best time and it was a big hit throughout the day.

Making the tie.

Writing messages to dad.

Working on the cards!

Ingredients for the Father's Day Card:
Whisper White cardstock: for shirt
Basic Gray cardstock: for card itself
Blue cardstock: for tie clip
Designer Series Paper Travel Journal: for tie
Stamps: Teeny Tiny Wishes
Ink Pad: Pumpkin Pie
Punch: Extra Large tag
If you have any questions or want more details sent me a comment of email me karencoxstamps@gmail.com or shop online 24/7

Monday, June 14, 2010

How cute is that Week #2

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Welcome to How cute is that! where I post a selection of my favorite Stampin' Up! cards and projects by other talented stamping artists. I think that sharing great ideas for people to copy is the best form of flattery and I love to flatter! These are projects that when I see them I say, "How cute is that! and where can I find out how to do it myself. Please click on each link to go directly to the artist's blog for more information about the artist and their project.

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Card Class #1

First Ever Card Class!
This is my very first card class as a SU demonstrator! I have attended many as a hobbyist, but never a demonstrator. So, I hope that I you enjoy these pictures as much as the ladies enjoyed the class. We hope that you will join us the next time!
One of the ladies working on her ice cream celebration card!
Ingredients for Ice Cream Celebration card!
Card stock: Green Galore & Pixie Pink, Chocolate chip
Ink Pads: Apricot Appeal, Rich Razzelberry, Chocolate Chip, and Creamy Caramel
Stamps used: Sweet Scoops
Other supplies used; Stampin Emboss Powder, and stampin dimensional.

4Th of July Gift Bag:

Ingredients for gift bag:

Card stock: Whisper White, Real Red, and Brilliant Blue

Ink Pad: Real Red

Jumbo Roller: Red, White and Blue ( in summer mini)

Big Shot Die: Stars #2

Friend to Friend Card:

Ingredients for Friend to Friend Card:

Card Stock: Chocolate Chip, Yoyo Yellow, and Only Orange

Textured Impressions Embossing Folders: Finial Press

Stamp Set: Punched Posies & Teny Tiny Wishes

Ribbon: Polka Dot Grosgrain Crushed Curry

Punches: Butterfly & 5- Petal Flower