Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Give me 2 "L"s.

I HATE spiders and I feel like they are in my house all the time.  Halloween is the only time I can even bear to think about them.  This one might be my 2nd favorite.
Supplies: 
Paper: Basic Black, Whisper White, Old Olive, Cardstock vellum. Frightful Sight DSP
Ink: Black marker
Tools: Big Shot, Spider Web embossing folder, Serif Essentials dies,1-3/8" circle punch, 1/2" circle punch, owl punch for small part of eye, wide heart punch

Learned how to make this adorable spider from Kim Score.  Check out her website to see how to make it!

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Give me an "A"

Here is today's Halloween Punch Art! I think this one might be my favorite!
Supplies:
Paper: Basic Black, Whisper White, Old Olive, Frightful Sight DSP
Ink: basic Black marker, old olive
Tools: Big Shot, Serif Essentials dies, top note die, 1/2" punch, 1-3/4" circle punch, medium oval punch, sponge daubers


Frankenstein is the cutest!  If you have any questions this week about how I did the punch art, please let me know.  For his hair, I just free handed it.

Monday, August 29, 2011

Give me a "H"

I LOVE Halloween and I LOVE punch art!  Last year, I created a kit for my customers to make a 6x6 desktop calendar.  I designed each month using some fun punch art.  Well, unfortunately, Stampin' Up! doesn't sell that calendar anymore (my mom is crying) so I thought I would try something new!

I would like for this project to be a class done either late Sept or Early October.  I'm only going to show 1 letter a day so you'll have to keep coming back until the whole project is revealed :)

If there isn't enough interest in doing this as a class, I'd like to sell this as a kit.  I would cut and punch everything you would need to create this project at home.  You would ONLY have to supply the frame.  Anyway, be thinking about it :)  All projects for the next week will be done on a 4x6 piece of Frightful Sight DSP.  Here is today's letter.

Supplies:
Stamp Set: Wicked Cool
Paper: Basic Black, Whisper White, Basic Gray, So Saffron, Early Espresso, Frightful Sight DSP
Ink: Basic Black, Early Espresso marker, basic black marker
Tools: Big Shot, Serif Essentials Alphabet dies, scallop border punch, owl punch, Scallop circle punch


PS...Can you see the owl in the broom?

Sunday, August 28, 2011

Stampin' Up! Research and Developement


Hey Ladies.  The rsvp for the Pennant Punch class was Friday afternoon.  I am doing a little research to find out what kind of projects each of you wants to do.  I thought this was the cutest class, but only 2 people signed up for it.  That's ok.  I just wanted to figure out what kind of projects make you tick so I can offer them to you :)  I have inserted a poll at the upper right corner of my blog.  Would you take a brief second and answer the question for me?  It's kinda hard to see the question, but it says, "Why aren't you coming to the Pennant Punch Class?"

Please help me learn how I can make my classes more appealing to you :)  I'm pretty sure it's anonymous, but no one is going to hurt my feelings.  If you receive my blog and you aren't in town, will you leave me a little comment about the types of classes you enjoy the most?

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Can't wait for Button Buddies tomorrow night!

My Button Buddies class is tonight and I am so excited!  We'll be making 10 cards with matching envelopes, a mini pizza box to store them in and you will take home a package of 72 buttons.  This is going to be great!  The thing I am most excited about is teaching you how to use our new Simply Scored.  Can't share a picture of it until Sept 1st so those of you coming will get a sneak peek!

If you are in my club, don't forget to bring your card to get your 10% cash back!

Just a few more days until the BUY 3 GET1 DSP promotion is over.  I am so glad to have a nice stash of Designer Paper so I have it when I see something I HAVE to case! Click here to see this promotion.

Starting Monday I'll be sharing my new Halloween framed art with you!  I'd like to do a class with this.  Will you leave a comment telling me if you'd be interested or not?

INKY HUGS!!!

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Day 4 of Christmas Cards

Supplies:
Stamp Set: Tags Til Christmas, Teeny Tiny Wishes
Paper: Night of Navy, Whisper White
Ink: Night of Navy, Real Red marker
Tools: Big Shot, Northern Flurry Embossing Folder, dotted scallop ribbon border, 2-3/8" circle scallop punch, 1-1/2" circle punch, word window punch, modern label punch
Accessories: dimensionals, basic rhinestones

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Day 3 of Christmas Cards

Supplies: 
Stamp Set: Tags Til Christmas
Paper: Cherry Cobbler, Very Vanilla, Garden Green
Ink: Cherry Cobbler, Garden Green
Ribbon: Cherry Cobbler Seam Binding
Tools: Big Shot, Petals a plenty embossing folder, small and large tag punch, 1-1/4" square punch, scallop square punch
Accessories: Dimensionals

Monday, August 22, 2011

Day 2 of Christmas Cards

Supplies: 
Stamp Set: Tags Til Christmas, Four the Holidays

Paper: Cherry Cobbler, Whisper White, Garden Green
Ink: Garden Green
Tools: Big Shot, Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder, scallop circle die, clear circle die, snowflake punch, itty bitty punch pack, medium oval punch, scallop oval punch, decorative label punch
Ribbon: 5/8" white satin, cherry cobbler seem binding
Accessories: itty bitty buttons, stampin dimensionals, 

Sunday, August 21, 2011

First Christmas Cards of the Season

It's never too early to start working on Christmas Cards, b/c Christmas is only 4 months away and we know those months fly faster than the rest.  For the next 4 days, I'll be sharing the cards we made last week at my Christmas Card Camp.  Thanks to all the ladies who came and stamped with me!  They all went home with a punch of their choice!


Don't forget to rsvp for the..... 


Pennant punch class HERE.
Personalized Luncbox HERE.



Supplies: 
Stamp Sets: Tags Til Christmas, Delightful Dozen
Paper: Cherry Cobbler, Whisper White
Ink: Cherry Cobbler
Tools: Big Shot, Elegant Bouquet Embossing Folder, ornament punch
Ribbon: Cherry Cobbler seam binding
Accessories: Basic Pearls, pop dot

Saturday, August 20, 2011

Package Bows

I am already thinking of Christmas packaging to do for future classes.  I was just playing around and wanted to learn how to make these beautiful bows for presents.  This is the sturdiest bow you have ever seen.  If you'd like to learn how to make it yourself, go here.

Friday, August 19, 2011

Personalized Lunch Box Class

I am so excited to share this project with you.  This class will be offered at The Play Place USA on Tuesday Sept 13th from 6-8pm.  I'll send out an evite closer to the time, but I did want to get you excited about it.  I made this for my son's best friend, Morgan.  She saw it yesterday and said, "That's ADORABLE, Ms Beth!".   Love it when my work is appreciated :)  She will use this as her lunchbox on her first day of Kindergarten.  It probably won't fit in her bookbag, but WHY would you want to put something this cute in a bag?  It's modge podged so all the paper is protected and any spills would wipe right up.  Even if your child isn't in school yet, you know they would love to have this can with their name on it.  I'll be working on a little boy version of this. I feel that might be a little more difficult, but my son HAS to have one!
Here's the top view.  Do you notice our new ruffled ribbon tied neatly in a bow on each side.  It's the extras that make something special :)
But did you REALLY notice our new In Color designer brads?  They fit perfectly around the bottom of the can.

Here is the link to see the invitation for this class!!!

Supplies:
Paper: Berry Blossoms DSP, Lucky Limeade, whisper white, and early espresso cardstock
Ribbon: Lucky Limeade 3/8" ruffled ribbon
Accessories: In Color Designer printed brads, modge podge, sponge brush
Tools: Big Shot, Tasteful Trim Die, alphabet simple letters die

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Oh Dahling...do you love my new purse?

Tell me this isn't the cutest thing ever.  I found this mini purse tutorial from Inking Idaho.  I'm not allowed to share the template with you, but you can buy it for yourself here.  There are 2 more I need to make, but we'll see if I get to them this week.
Supplies: 
Paper: Basic Black
Accessories: White gel pen, sticky strip, designer brads, silver brads

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Pennant Punch Class



Hey ladies!!  Ok, so pennant and pinwheels are all the rage in the crafting industry!  I'm offering a fun way to learn how to use our new petite pennant punch and coordinating pennant parade stamp set.  This class will be Friday September 9th from 6-9pm and will cost $30.  You will make 4 cards and you may choose either the stamp set or the punch as your product to take home with you.  Here are what they look like
Pennant Parade Stamp Set

Petite Pennant Builder Punch
Click here to rsvp for this class.  Rsvps are due August 26th.

LOVE RAKs....Random Acts of Kindness

We have just invited a new orphan into our Southern Inkerbelles Family.  Her upline is in the mid-west somewhere so we are here to be her Alabama Family.    She did the sweetest thing for me.   DON'T BLINK!
Now you see it,
Now, you don't
She gave me a Big Shot Cozy!!!  Isn't that the cutest think you have ever seen?  I don't think she made it b/c it has a tag on the inside, but wouldn't this be a fun project!!  I just wish I could put my Big Shot away long enough to cover it with its new outfit :)   Thanks, Carla!!!

Monday, August 15, 2011

Mini Pizza Box

I hope you have enjoyed my adorable Button Buddies!  I know I'll be making a ton of these especially b/c you get 72 buttons in each package!  But, do you just LOVE the mini pizza box I made to put all the cards in?
Supplies: 
Stamp Set: Button Buddies
Paper: Tempting Turquoise, Whisper White
Ink: Tempting Turquoise
Accessories: Bold Bright buttons, white baker's twine, glue dot, stampin dimensional, sticky strip

Instead of reinventing the wheel, I will just pass you on to Mary Fish's mini pizza box tutorial.  This was all her!  Click here to see her video on how to make this box.

Remember, my Button Buddies Class is Friday August 26th.  I hope you have alraeady rsvp'd for it.  Love to have you!

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Cherries

Here is today's button buddy.
Supplies: 
Stamp Set: Button Buddies, Fabulous Phrases
Paper: Whisper White
Ink: Read Red, Early Espresso, Old Olive
Accessories: Bold Bright buttons, white baker's twine, glue dots, 3x3 white envelopes

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Being in Alabama and living in these 90+ degrees everyday makes me really yearn for the fall and pumpkin season!  It's my favorite time of year!!
Supplies
Stamp Set: Button Buddies, Fabulous Phrases
Paper: Whisper White
Ink: Pumpkin Pie, Old Olive, Chocolate Chip
Accessories: Bold Bright buttons, white baker's twine, 3x3 white envelopes, glue dots

Friday, August 12, 2011

Awwwwww....

Here is today's Button Buddy.  The reason I named this post "Awwww.." is b/c my son says that I say that every time my honey gets me flowers.  Now it's just a running joke.
Supplies: 
Stamp Set: Button Buddies, Fabulous Phrases
Paper: Whisper White
Ink: Bashful Blue, Daffodil Delight, Real Red, Pumpkin Pie, Garden Green (All markers. you can color right onto the stamp)
Accessories: Bold Bright buttons, white baker's twine, 3x3 white envelopes

Thursday, August 11, 2011

oink oink

This week I will be showing each Button Buddy Close up.  Maybe not necessary, but FUN!  These cards cannot be sent in the mail, but fit perfectly in our 3x3 mini square envelopes.  They are even small enough to punch a hole in the corner and use as a gift tag.  Make a bunch of these and give as a gift for Christmas. I didn't make the snowman, the rattle or the snail, but they are just as cute :)  Here is the full set.  Aren't these adorable?


Here is my first and probably my favorite button buddy.
Supplies: 
Stamp Set: Button Buddies, Fabulous Phrases
Paper: Whisper White
Ink: Pretty in Pink, basic black
Accessories: Soft subtle buttons, white baker's twine, glue dot, 3x3 White envelopes





Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Breaking news....

Hey girls.  I've reduced the price of the Button Buddies class to $20.   I hope you can make it!  The rsvp is due this Friday :)  Click here to rsvp for this class.

Teacher Gift Set

So, I can't give a gift and not a card too.  Here is a card I cased from Rita Wright.  This stamp set is one we got for free at Convention.

Supplies: 
Stamp Set: Raining Flowers
Paper: Baja Breeze, Early Espresso, Not Quite Navy, Very Vanilla, Early Edition DSP  (check out August's promotion!)
Ink: Early Espresso, Baja Breeze, Not Quite Navy
Tools: Big Shot, Framed tulips embossing folder
Accessories: crocket ribbon, antique brad, sticky strip, sponge dauber

Here is the inside.  I roughed up the edges with my scissors and sponged the sides.  Don't normally make the inside this fancy, but come on...first day of school.
And here is the gift set!  Don't you wish you were my son's teacher :)?

Monday, August 8, 2011

First Official Teacher Gift of the Year!

One of the things I am looking forward to most about my oldest child starting Kindergarten is making gifts for his teacher.  She is going to think I am a total spaz...but I don't care.  Maybe I can get her to come stamp with me!

Today is the first day of school and here is my first teacher gift of the year!

Supplies: 
Stamp Set: Raining Flowers, Grateful Greetings
Ink: Baja Breeze, Not Quite Navy
Tools: Heat gun
Accessories: Tissue Paper, Wax Paper, basic pearls
candle and holder from Dollar Tree

$2 gift!!!

I am so stinkin' proud of this little candle.  Have you ever tried to stamp on a candle?  It's super easy.  I will do a video tutorial later this week.  This technique I did today was a risk.  I have never 2-step stamped on a candle, but it did beautifully!

Sunday, August 7, 2011

YUM....Pear Espresso Cake

I have had a BLAST making this paper cake out of Pear Pizzazz and Early Espresso Cardstock.  So now you understand my title today :)

There is a purpose to this cake though.  This is what I call a "book to look" cake.  I will be bringing this tempting dessert to all my workshops this fall.  If you are interested in booking a party with me that night, you will get a slice of my cake.  The inside has a yummy treat in it AND...a coupon for free product you can redeem the night of your workshop.  Would you like to see the inside of the cake after I cut it?
Can you see the yummy layers of chocolate I baked inside that Pear Cake?  I am almost sick from how much I have eaten today.  But, I did save enough for you guys when you book your next workshop.

Here is the top view.  It almost looks like cheesecake.  MY FAVORITE!!  The "icing" flower in the middle has to be my favorite :)  Hope you come hungry to the next workshop!!

Supplies:
Piece-a-cake Template:  Click here
Paper: Pear Pizzazz, Early Epresso
Ribbon: Pear Pizzazz 1/2" stitched-poly ribbon
Tools: Itty Bitty Punch pack, 2-3/8" scallop punch, Big Shot, square lattice embossing folder, fun flowers bigz die (if you can only buy 1 die, this is the one to get!), mat pack, paper piercer
Accessories: silver brad, basic pearls (smallest one)

If you are a SU! demo, this pattern is found in our pattern library.  It's the #44 box :)

Saturday, August 6, 2011

Convention Make N Takes (MNT) part 4

You are probably wondering where I got this box.  Well hold on to your hats, this adorable box will be available in the upcoming Holiday Mini available Sept 1st!  This baby took FOREVER to make.

Supplies: 
Stamp Set: Best Friends Forever
Paper: Island Indigo, Lucky Limeade, very Vanilla, Cherry cobbler, more mustard
Ink: basic black, more mustard
Fabric: Timeless Portrait Designer Fabric
Ribbon: 1/4" black grosgrain
Tools: crop-a-dile, blossom petals punch, fancy flower punch, lace ribbon punch, 2-1/2" circle punch
Accessories: On Board Merry Medley, Stamp Card Keeper, Clear crystal simply adorned bauble, stampin dimensionals, snail adhesive, multipurpose liquid glue, sticky strip, bone folder, designer sanding blocks, paper snips, pencil

Here's the top.

Friday, August 5, 2011

Convention Make N Takes (MNT) Part 3

This is a 3x3 card and I really think this one is classy!
Supplies: 
Stamp Set: Raining Flowers, It's your Day
Paper: Cherry Cobbler, Island Indigo, Lucky Limeade, Whisper White
Ink: basic Black, Cherry Cobbler, More Mustard, Lucky Limeade
Tools: Lace Ribbon punch, 1/16" circle punch, snips, stamp-a-majig
Accessories: linen thread, pearls, snail adhesive

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Convention Make N Takes (MNT) part 2

Supplies: 
Stamp Sets: Best Friends Forever, It's your Day
Paper: Island Indigo, Lucky Limeade, Very Vanilla, Whisper white, more mustard
Ink: Basic black, cherry cobbler, lucky limeade, more mustard
Fabric: Timeless Portrait 
Tools: lace ribbon punch, snips, stamp-a-majig
Accessories: linen thread, regals designer buttons, stampin dimensionals, glue dots, snail adhesive

Don't forget about August's Promotion. Buy 3 DSP, get 1 FREE!!  Click on the upper right icon to learn more :)

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Convention Make N Takes (MNT)

For the rest of the week I'll be sharing with you the make n takes we made at convention.  Scratch that...the ones I made at home.  I barely had a chance to even start these.  Very cute though.  Interesting color combos.

Supplies: 
Stamp Set: Raining Flowers, It's Your Day
Paper: Lucky Limeade, Whisper White
Ink: Basic Black, Cherry Cobbler, Island Indigo, Lucky Limeade, More Mustard
Tools: Bone folder, 1/2" circle punch, paper snips, stamp-a-majig, stapler
Ribbon: 3/8" ruffled Island Indigo, 1/8" old olive
Accessories: Pearls, Stampin' dimensionals, glue dots, snail adhesive

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Sales Tax Holiday this Weekend!


Hey girls!!  If you live in Alabama, this upcoming weekend (Aug 5-7) is our Sales Tax Holiday Weekend.  Because we sell several types of school supplies, several of our products fall under this special weekend.  This would be a great time to get those pricier scissors you've been eying...or those stampin' write markers!!

Here are the supplies that will have no tax on them.  You can order directly from my website: www.bethcrocker.stampinup.net and have the supplies shipped directly to you!  Or, I would be happy to put the order in for you.  Happy School Days!!


Item Number
Description
 Price
100425
2-Way Glue Pen
 $    3.50
100902
Dotto Refill
 $    6.50
101879
Watercolor Pencils (24)
 $   19.95
102845
Blender Pens (3)
 $    9.95
103179
Craft & Rubber Scissors
 $   19.95
103305
Dotto
 $   12.95
103579
Paper Snips
 $    9.95
103683
Mini Glue Dots
 $    4.95
104045
Anywhere Glue Sticks (2)
 $    3.95
104294
Sticky Strip
 $    6.95
104331
SNAIL Refill
 $    4.50
104332
SNAILAdhesive
 $    6.95
104430
Stampin' Dimensionals
 $    3.95
105021
Uni-ball Signo Gel Pen
 $    3.95
105394
Basic Black Stampin' Write Journaler
 $    3.50
108360
Craft Scissors
 $   29.95
110755
Multipurpose Liquid Glue
 $    3.95
Varies
Stampin' Write Marker
 $    3.50
119700
Subtles Collection Stampin' Write Markers (10)
 $   28.95
119701
Regals Collection Stampin' Write Markers (10)
 $   28.95
119702
Brights Collection Stampin' Write Markers (10)
 $   28.95
119703
Neutrals Collection Stampin' Write Markers (8)
 $   22.95
119801
2010-2012 In Color Stampin' Write Markers (5)
 $   14.95
119802
Subtles Collection Watercolor Wonder Crayons (10)
 $   16.95
119803
Regals Collection Watercolor Wonder Crayons (10)
 $   16.95
119804
Brights Collection Watercolor Wonder Crayons (10)
 $   16.95
119805
Neutrals Collection Watercolor Wonder Crayons (10)
 $   16.95
120962
 Stampin' Pastels
 $   24.95
123002
2011-2013 In Color Stampin' Write Markers (5)
 $   14.95

Monday, August 1, 2011

New August Promotion

Good Morning from the head Inkerbelle :)

I am so excited to share August's promotion with you!!  I've known about it for a week or so, so I am ready to put my order in today!
During August, get a FREE package of Stampin’ Up!’s® exclusive Designer Series Paper—a $10.95 value—when you buy three! Choose from a wide variety of designs and colors available in the 2011-2012 Idea Book & Catalog and 2011 Summer Mini Catalog.  Find a Designer Series Paper for every crafting occasion, every crafting project, and every creative mood.  These are all found on page 185-6 in the catalog.  We are also including the Nautical Expedition found in the summer mini!  If you are interested in taking advantage of this offer and want to save on shipping, I can add it to my order on the 15th :)
 
TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THIS LIMITED-TIME OFFER 
AND CONTACT ME TODAY!
Page ITEM NUMBER Description
8* 122343 Nautical Expedition
185 122367 Paisley Petals
185 122357 Beau Ch√Ęteau
185 122354 Pocketful of Posies
185 122355 Domestic Goddess
185 124339 Just Add Cake
185 122351 Frightful Sight
185 122352 Timeless Portrait
185 122350 Berry Blossoms
185 122342 Beyond the Garden
185 122359 Well Worn
186 122347 Nursery Nest
186 122349 Letters to Santa
186 122348 Big Top Birthday