Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

My 2010 Christmas Card

My Christmas card for this year if finally finished and ready to be mailed. I love the Dasher stamp and this sheet of the Candy Cane Christmas Designer Series Paper. What doesn't show up on the picture is that I embossed Dasher with White embossing powder and added a rhinestone to add some bling. I really like it.

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Friday, October 29, 2010

November Class--Christmas Cards

This card I really like. I used Always Artichoke and Very Vanilla. After I stamped the images in Artichoke ink I sprayed the top note piece with mixture of Alcohol and Shimmer Paint it gives it that touch of class.

The picture does not do this card justice. The top and bottom of the card have been done with the paisley wheel in Poppy Parade as well as the saying on the side of the card. It gives the card a different look.

The letterpress plates are so easy to use and I so love the results you can get. Added the pearl elements to bring the card up a notch.

This card came out so cute. Again the picture does not do it justics. I love the build a wheel and the fun things you can do with it.
This class is November 13, 2010 from 1-3 PM. If you are interested in coming or in purchasing any of the items I used please contact me at KZ4Stamping@aol.com.

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

November NY WooHoo Stampers Swap

The theme for the November Swap was any Hostess Set. I chose this one. I just love it. It's called Birthday Bakery so how could you go wrong. The In Colors I felt were perfect for this card. I used Concord Crush, Pear Pizazz and Blushing Bride. To make the flower I used the Blushing Bride Twill Ribbon and twisted it as I attached it to a piece of cardstock. That idea I cased. I like it, more layers than I am used to doing.

Friday, October 15, 2010

October Class

My October class is about the Holidays and the one thing everyone needs is tags. So I decided to do the tags as Card Candy. I am very happy with the way they came out and they are in one place and very easy to get to and use. We made this card holder at Convention and I decided to use it to make 3 x 3 cards. They look great on a gift and you can give the set to someone too.

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

September Woo Hoo Stampers Swap

Love this card and it was so much fun to make. I mixed Clear Embossing Powder with Dazzling Diamonds Glitter and the effect on the cards is awesome. I wish you could see it this picture doesn't do it justice. I also love the 1/8" Ribbon. It great to put ribbon where you were never able to. It makes this scallop punched circle look so much better with the ribbon on it. Pacific Point is a good color for snowflakes.

Saturday, September 4, 2010

Sept. Class--Customers Request

This was a challenging class for me to do not only did I have to come up with the ideas but they had to have what my stampers wanted. In August I gave them a survey to complete and out of that survey I took what they wanted to see done and put it in a card for them to make first hand. Some of the requests I will be using in this class are Halloween cards, Ghosting Technique, cutting out stamped images, using punches and coloring directly on the stamp and some water coloring. There were more but there is just so much you can do on four cards. I will be doing more of their requests in my next few classes.
This firs card is 3 X 3 and using inking the stamp and then coloring it. I think it's cute and I love the new seam binding from the Holiday Mini.
The new ribbon border punch makes a great frame as you can see in this card. The idea is to match everything up perfectly so no jagged frame. This can be a Halloween card too just add the faces to the card and change the saying. Cute used the new In Colors-Peach Parfait, Poppy Parade and Peach Pazzazz.

My little vampire card came out better than I thought it would. I am no a fan of the Ghosting Technique I always fell the color come out muddy looking but it seems to fit this card. The jewels in the Holiday Mini made his eyes really pop. I have a thing for Vampires.

You can't have a Halloween card without a Witch and here she is. I have her riding her broom like a skateboard. Colored her in with Chalks and Blender Pen and cut her out. Used the jewels on her eyes too.
If you are interested in coming to my class or purchasing these products please feel free visit my website http://www.tinalesson.stampinup.net/

Friday, September 3, 2010

NC Demos Quarterly Meeting 6 x 6 Recipe Swap

The Quarterly Meeting is in Shallotte NC on September 16 & 17, 2010. I will not be able to go but asked if I could take part in this swap and thankfully I was told yes. So this is the 6x6 recipe that I will be sending out. The chocolate chips in the pie are the new Black Flourish Jewels from the Holiday Mini. Love them. To find out more about these jewels contact me at KZ4Stamping@aol.com.

Friday, August 13, 2010

August Class--Backgrounds You Didn't Know You Could Do

This class will be so much fun. Backgrounds can make or break a card. I have done three for this class that will make the card. The first is the Waxed Paper technique. Very simple and no 2 cards are ever the same.
Shadowing is a technique I picked up in High School and really didn't use it till college but it can be done in so many different ways and so many different effects can be achieved. I have done a very simple design here. I just love it.
Clouds are so cool and it this card the clouds make it. So easy to do. I updated the idea by using the Big Shot Oval Scallop. The scallop edges really take the clouds to a new dimension.

Sunday, August 8, 2010

Michelle and Tara's Birthday Card

This card I made for my friend and upline in New York, Michelle and my darling niece Tara. Michelle's birthday is August 18 and Tara's is August 22. This card is simple yet elegant. Really love the way it turned out.

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Linda's Workshop Make N Take

This is one of the cards we made at my friend Linda's workshop last night. We had so much fun and three of the woman there never stamped before. This card is very simple using the Snow Swirled stamp set, gold glitter and brands. They got to use several different techniques and they all came out beautiful. Love doing workshops.

Friday, July 30, 2010

August Woo Hoo Stampers Swap

August theme for the swap is Fall/Harvest. Used Early Espresso and Pear Pizzazz and the stamp set we got at Convention, Paisley Prints. One of the Ice Round Rhinestones matches the Pear Pizzazz to a tea. Simple card but I really like it. Tried different layouts but this one worked the best.

Monday, July 26, 2010

Convention 2010

Convention was fantastic the best every. But then again I say that every year and it's true. It was so exciting and I laughed and laughed all day long. I was sad to see it end. I got to be with people I hadn't seen in a while and I meet so many new friends. I have been with Stampin Up for 5 years so I got to walk across stage. My friends and I got to talk to Shelli Gardner and we had so much fun. One man said to us what kind of cult is this we all laughed and explained it to him but I still don't think he understood it. Now I have to unpack, unwind do laundry and get back to a normal life.

Friday, July 16, 2010

My Story--Why I became a Demonstrator

I was invited by Stampin' Up to take part in a 10 week program. There were several challenges that I had to do for this part and one of them was think back to why I became a Demonstrator. I hadn't thought about it in a long time and decided I would share my story with you.

I have always been into crafts. I have scapbooked all my life even when scapbooking wasn't popular many of those books have fallen apart now but they are still fun to look at. With all the crafts I was doing I never thought about rubber stamping.

In 2001 for my birthday I was given a box of stamps and two ink pads. The stamps weren't cut out or mounted from a company I never heard of Stampin' Up, and I said what am I going to do with this. I put it on the side and it sat there for over a year. One day I was looking for something to do and came across this set. I took it out. Read the instructions and put the set together. I liked the results. The set I had gotten was Cottage Rose and the ink pads were Cameo Coral and Ruby Red. The ink pads were the old style ones not like the ones we have today.

It was okay, I liked the results but I wasn't hooked. Then one of my friends invited me to a Stampin' Up party. I thought why not let me find out what this company is all about and what they have. I went I loved the catalog and was disappointed that I couldn't take it home. I had spent $50 at the party and didn't have the $10 for the catalog. So I left there a little unhappy. I loved the stuff but I still wasn't sure what to do with it.

A friend of a friend of a friend told me about the Stampin Up demonstrator. She held Stamp Camps in her home once a month and I decided to go with my friends. I didn't know her but she soon became a good friend. She made some great cards and I learned a lot. I also noticed that I really looked forward to these classes once a month. I loved stamping, craved the paper and accessories and everything else I learned about Stampin' Up. I then decided to approach her about becoming a demonstrator but Ialready knew in my heart I was going to do this. I even had my paperwork filled out and ready to go.

It had been 5 years now and I have loved every minute of being a demonstrator. I love the people I have meet and I love what I do. I still look forward to the classes every month but now they are my classes. I love sharing what I do and what I love even more is all I have learned from others.

Becoming a Stampin' Up Demonstrator was the best thing I have ever done. It lets me do what I love and to share it with others.

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Convention Swap #3

This is my 3rd and final swap for convention. I used the new In Colors, Pear Pizzazz and Crushed Concord. Love the way they look together. Plus the new ribbon is really nice too. I can't believe I will be leaving for convention next Tuesday. It is going to be a fun time.

Sunday, July 4, 2010

Convention 2010 Swap

This is one of the cards I will be handing out during the Swaps at Convention in Salt Lake City, Utah the end of this month. What you can't see in the picture it that I have scored portions of the card to give it that more polished look. The area on the left side between the border and the flowers has a score line. And on the right the area that appears blank has 3 score lines 1/4" apart. I love the way the Very Vanilla and the Marina Mist cardstock look together.

Friday, June 25, 2010

July Class--New New New

This is a simple but cute card.
I love the colors in this card. The new Daffodil Delight is a delight and is such a pretty color and the new 1/8 " ribbon is so easy to use and is really a good quality ribbon. I didn't think I would like the Greenhouse Gala Designer Series Paper but it is really nice.

This card came out so good that it is going to be one of my swap cards for convention. The Wild Wasbi and the Garden Green work so good together and adding the Naturals Ivory completed the package. Love it.
There is one more item in the class that I couldn't scan and it is a photo holder. Made with the really large binder clips. It is too stinkin' cute. It is going to be a fun class. Need more information contact me at KZ4Stamping@aol.com

July Woo Hoo Stampers Swap

The theme for the swap was anything from the new catalog. So I did this card using some new items and some old. The new is Blushing Bride, Cherry Cobbler cardstock and ink, Fast and Fabulous stamp set and the new large scallop punch. The Cherry Cobbler works with so many colors I am having fun playing.

Saturday, June 19, 2010

June Class--Tina's Choice

We had so much fun at the class today. We made these cute little gift cards and then we made a cute little box to put them in.
This is the little box it was made with the scallop envelope sizzlet die. I cut an inch off each piece for the bottom to fit the cards and added a 1 inch piece on each side so the cards fit in just right.

Black Magic was the next card we did and the colors just made it perfect. As a matter of fact any colors we used made it perfect.

This is what I call the Asian Shade card. The crimper and Chocolate Chip ink makes it perfect. So fast and easy to do.
I hold classes at least once a month in my home and we always have a great time. The next class is July 10th and that will have all new items and new products to try. Contact me if you would like more information about the classes.

Friday, June 18, 2010

New Colors

I am so loving the new colors and I just had to play. This card uses Crumb Cake, Early Espresso and Whisper White and Bashful Blue. These colors work so great together. I am already loving all the new colors. Can't wait for you to see them too. Be patient July 1st is almost here.

Motorcycle Cards

I love the motorcycle stamp. I was hoping it would be in the new catalog but it's not. Well, anyway, I have been having fun with it. The first picture is the inside of the little card I have on top I wanted to show from a bike to a motorcycle. So this is the motorcycle naturally.This is the way the card looks closed as you can see the bike starts it all and the saying fits to a tee.
But I was not finished. Had to make it more Harley and this is perfect. It looks like a Harley Belt Buckle and the texture plate I used on Tangerine Tango cardstock is perfect to represent tire threads. A little Smooch Spritz and we are all set to go.

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

New Catalog

The new Stampin' Up catalog will be coming out on July 1, 2010. As a SU Demonstrator I will be getting my catalog a littler earlier and I can't wait to see it. Everyone knows about the Color Renovation and I can't wait to see what other changes have been made. The retired lists are on the Stampin' Up website. If there is anything you need to order before it is gone forever please order on my web site www.tinalesson.stampinup.net. Thanks and don't forget my class on June 19, 2010 themed Tina's Choice from 1-3 PM you won't be sorry.

Thursday, April 29, 2010

Woo Hoo Stampers June Swap

I have been busy. My Woo Hoo Stampers theme for the month of June is Anything from the Summer Mini and I just love the Sweet Scoops Stamp Set. To me this is a fun set for any age and it makes the cutest cards. I especially love this one. I can't wait to send it out. WOO HOO

May Class Cards

My May 15, 2010 Class is Kids Cards-From Toddlers to Teens and I have finally finished them. I do hope that you like them. I haven't made a Waterfall or Spinner Card in a long time and it was fun to get back to them. I also love the new Stamp Sets I am using from the new Stampin Up Summer Mini. You can start ordering them on May 1. My favorite so far is the Sweet Scoops set. I am an Ice Cream lover at heart so I headed right to that set. There is a change in the time of this class it is now 10:30-12:30 AM and I am hoping to see y'all there.

Friday, April 23, 2010

NC Demos Quaterly Meeting

The NC Demos Quarterly Meeting is Friday night and Saturday April 30 and May 1, 2010. I signed up for the Summer Mini Card Front Swap and this is the card I will giving out. You can't see the glitter on the pictured but I ran a strip of sticky tape down the side and added a combination of red and black glitter. I also used the new stamp set from the mini Watercolor Trio. If you would like to purchase this set contact me.

Woo Hoo Stampers April Swap

The April Swap for my NY group was a flower theme. I made a ribbon flower to go along with the stamped flowers. I used 2 pieces of ribbon one 4 inches and then another 6 inches. Once they were sewn and gathered it was easy to keep the flower together with a crystal rhinestone brad. This card won the montly prize.

Vintage Vogue Stamp Set

I love the Vintage Vogue Stamp Set and I am so happy it will be in the New Catalog. I used Pretty in Pink and Bravo Burgundy for this card.

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Convention News

I will be going to the Stampin Up Convention in Salt Lake City Utah this year. I missed it last year due to lack on money, this year is no better, still lack of money but not only have I been invited to be a Make N Take Helper it is also my 5th year as a demonstrator and I get to walk across the stage. I am so excited. WOO HOO

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Color Renovation

Well, here is the information you have been waiting for. Color Renovation by Stampin' Up. We will be saying goodbye to some colors, introducing new ones and bringing back some In Color favorites. This is so exciting and I an so happy to be able to share this with you. The first chart I have posted is the colors we will be saying goodbye too, these colors will only be available till June 30, 2010 so make sure you stock up on your favorites before they are gone forever.
The next chart is the new color collections and the colors under each collection heading. Aren't they fantastic. Can't wait to get my hands on them. The new Stampin Up year looks to be fun and exciting. WOO HOO
Click on the chart for full size view.
To place an order go to: www.tinalesson.stampinup.net

Wednesday, April 7, 2010


Stampin Up is having a Color Renovation. New Collections, New In Colors such excitement. I am happy to say that SU is updating it's colors to reflect the new trends in the business. These new colors and returning colors will be available with the coming of the new catalog. Keep in touch for more information.

Friday, March 19, 2010

Homework Card

I am doing something different in my class on March 20. I am giving my guests a partially finished card to take home and finished the way they want. It can be an Easter card, a Baby shower invitation or gift card or a kids birthday card etc. The choices are endless.

The Rabbit on the card was made with 2- 1 3/8" Circle Punch, 2- 1/2" Circle Punch, 4 with the small Oval Punch, 4 with the large Oval Punch, The nose is the small heart from the Three Heart Punch and the eyes I found at Michaels. All other items are by Stampin' Up.

How would you finish this card.

March Class--Easter/Spring Theme

March 20 is my Easter/Spring Themed Class. There will be 4 cards to be made and I think they will like them. What do you think?

Abundant Hope Card

This card is one that I sent to my NY Group for the Swap of the Month. I cased it and used the same colors but made a ton of changes and basically did it my way.