Sunday, February 25, 2018

Christmas Challenge Stampathon 2018 - Barn Door with Non-Traditional Colors

Hello!!!

I have some exciting news, and yes it's about Christmas.  Do you find yourself scrambling to get your Christmas cards out in December?  Make creative tags for your packages?  Gift and Treat bags? Home Decor?

I know I do, I was making gift tags two day before Christmas.  A group of talented demonstrators and myself have decided to collaborate to help, each of us, not to feel rushed in December.

It's called the Christmas Challenge Stampathon 2018!!!  There is even some prizes involved, yay!!!

Who can participate? What is it? How do I join?

Everyone is welcome to join in the Challenge, including demonstrators.  You are encouraged to share with your customers.

This is a collaboration between Stampin' Up! Demonstrators in the US, UK and Australia.

Everyone is welcome to join in the Challenge.

The Challenge will be set on the 25th of the month on each of the organizers Facebook pages and will then have followup information on their blogs and YouTube channels.

The Challenge will be set on the 25th of the month, and the deadline for submission is 11pm on the 24th of the following month in your respective time zone.

And don't worry if you don't have any Christmas stamp set's yet, you can use just about any stamp set.

The challenges will consist of cards, tags, bags, and even home decor.

Rules to Win Prizes:

1. Each Month you participate you will get a ticket, 1st month earn 1 ticket, 2nd month, earn 2 tickets, and so on.

2. Post your your projects on the Facebook Group, in the thread we have marked for that month. Please add your region (Austrailia, UK, or USA)

3. You must use at least one Stampin' Up! Product to be entered into the prize, preferably a stamp set.


To be eligible to win a prize you need to live in the USA, UK or Australia.

By submitting a photo you give the organizers permission to use the photo on their blog and social media.

There are prizes available for each country.  The first prize is US $60, UK £50, AUS $88 of product that the organizers will choose and ship free of charge.  The second prize is a sample of each of the items the organizer/s from your respective country makes.

The Facebook group is called - Christmas Challenge Stampathon 2018

Please join to share your photo's in the designated post for that month's challenge.

We have even created a hashtag #christmaschallengestampathon2018 for you to use on all of your social media, including Instagram, Facebook, YouTube and your blogs.


Sound exciting??!!!

It's that simple, and by November 24th you will be ready for Christmas.

Here is my February's Challenge submission, which is to make 4 cards using Non-Traditional Christmas Colors.

I have even have a YouTube for ya!


Colors Used - So Saffron, Smoky Slate, Basic Gray & Whisper White

List of Demonstrators Participating are:

Ruth - U.K. Demonstrator - Artful Stampin
Ellen - Australia Demonstrator - Ellen The Happy Stamper
Rosalie - Australia Demonstrator - Stamping with Rosalie

We hope you join us on our new venture, that we see becoming an annual challenge with us as your hosts.  We look forward to being inspired by your creations.



Don't forget that Stampin' Up!'s Sale-A-Bration is still going on, through the end of March.

WHAT IS SALE-A-BRATION?

The biggest sale of the year! Customers can earn free, exclusive products with every qualifying order.

Sale-A-Bration Dates: Customer Sales Period: January 3 – March 31, 2018

Customers will reap the rewards when they shop, host, or join during Sale-A-Bration.

For every $50 USD you spend, you’ll receive a free Sale-A-Bration product. For anyone who has enjoyed Sale-A-Bration in the past, we have an exciting new announcement for this year: We now have a new reward level, giving you more flexibility and options for your free items.

Let’s break it down:

If you spend $50 USD, they get one free level 1 product.
If you spend $100 USD, they get one free level 2 product, OR, they can choose two level 1 items.
If you spend $150 USD, they have the option to choose three level 1 items or one level 1 item and one level 2 item.

Head over to my online store today and look at all the new lovelies in the 2018 Occasions Catalog.

Please Use on all Purchases - 
Monthly Hostess Code & Ladybug Coupon






If you have any questions please contact me via email or on Facebook.

Have a wonderful creative day!!
Hugs from the Bug, Denise
LadybugStampin@gmail.com

Saturday, February 10, 2018

Facebook Friday # 5 Scrapbook Layout

For this weeks Facebook Friday, I asked the group what they would like for me to create. They had three choices: Card Fun Fold, Technique or Scrapbook Layout. 

The votes were pretty much for all three of them. So I decided to create a layout with a technique.  And added a type of card front (journaling section), just not a fun fold.  We may do that next week.


I love the colors on this layout, Bermuda Bay is one of my top 5 in Stampin' Up! colors.  Now while I am not sure which picture I am going to put on this page yet, I know anyone of them would have amazing people.

I am glad they wanted a Scrapbook Layout, I have missed creating these.  I still think we need to preserve our memories using our own handwriting.  I have lots of pictures I wish I knew the story behind them.  That is why I have challenged myself to create at least one page a month.  I may do more, we will see.

I had to use punches, die cuts and stamps to create this page of lovely flowers.  And Stampin' Up! punches are so versatile. No regular stamping on this layout, but I did use a stamp. 

 

I am going to post my video to YouTube, but let me say it is long. I mean it is from Facebook Friday after all, that's my excuse LOL! You might want to grab something to drink and maybe eat, hahaha.  I would love to have you join us next week.


Products Used & Measurements:
Layout -
Bermuda Bay Cardstock - 12 x 12 sheet
Whisper White Cardstock - 1/2 x 12 Strips, Picture Mat 4 1/2 x 5 1/4, Journal Card 4 7/8 x 2 3/8
Smoky Slate - Picture Mat 5 x 5 3/4, Journal Card 5 x 2 1/2
Ribbon - Double Stitched Ribbon Daffodil Delight, Stitched Satin Ribbon Bermuda Bay
Words - 
Celebrate You Thinlets (FREE with $100 during Sale-A-Bration) 
Amazing Diecut - Daffodil Delight & Smoky Slate Cardstock
You - Daffodil Delight

Flowers & Flourishes -
Daffodil Delight & Smoky Slate Cardstock
Flourish Thinlet Dies
Pansy Punch (2 x)
Daisy Punch (2 x ) 
Blossom Builder Punch - (2x)
Circle Punches - 1/2", 1 1/4", 1 3/4 
White Perfect Accents (Flower Centers)
Daffodil Delight & Smoky Slate Stampin' Blends Markers (Alcohol)

White/Yellow Flowers with Embossing Paste - Technique Show in Video
Cake Soiree Stamp Set

Misc - Big Shot, Multipurpose Glue, Fine Tip Glue Pen, Multipurpose Adhesive Sheets (did not use but I suggest you do for detailed diecut pieces), Dimensionals, Mini Dimensionals, 


I am looking forward to adding a black and white picture to this page.  
And I am excited about scrapbooking again!!

I tried to cut down the video, where I got straight to creating, so it may seem off at the beginning.


WHAT IS SALE-A-BRATION?

The biggest sale of the year! Customers can earn free, exclusive products with every qualifying order.

Sale-A-Bration Dates: Customer Sales Period: January 3 – March 31, 2018
(January is done, only 2 months left)

Customers will reap the rewards when they shop, host, or join during Sale-A-Bration.

For every $50 USD you spend, you’ll receive a free Sale-A-Bration product. For anyone who has enjoyed Sale-A-Bration in the past, we have an exciting new announcement for this year: We now have a new reward level, giving you more flexibility and options for your free items.

Let’s break it down:

If you spend $50 USD, they get one free level 1 product.
If you spend $100 USD, they get one free level 2 product, OR, they can choose two level 1 items.
If you spend $150 USD, they have the option to choose three level 1 items or one level 1 item and one level 2 item.

Head over to my online store today and look at all the new lovelies in the 2018 Occasions Catalog.

New Month = New Hostess Code & Monthly Bug Coupon

Please Use on all Purchases - 
Monthly Hostess Code & Ladybug Coupon




 If you have any questions please contact me via email or on Facebook.

Have a wonderful creative day!!

Hugs from the Bug, Denise
LadybugStampin@gmail.com 


Wednesday, February 7, 2018

My Guy Valentine

On my past Facebook Friday, over at Ladybug's community group, we created a valentine for a guy.  Specifically my guy!


This card did not take me long on Live, so I wanted to share to my YouTube and blog.   I know sometimes my Lives can be long, I am trying to keep FB Live short, so I can upload to YouTube.


I would love for you to join my on my next  Facebook Friday.  I go live at 8pm (central), on Ladybug Stampin Spot.

Card Dimensions, Products Used:

Sure Do Love You Clear-Mount Bundle
Basic Black Cardstock - Cardbase 4 1/4 x 11, Mat 5 3/8 x 4 1/8
Red Glimmer Cardstock - behind mat 5 3/8 x 4 1/8, place behind basic black mat, you may need to trim slightly
Whisper White Cardstock - Mat 4 x 5 1/4, scrap for stamped/die cut hearts
Silver Foil Sheets
Dimensionals
Large Letters Framelits
Big Shot
Magnetic Board
Real Red Stampin' Ink Pad

DON'T FORGET ABOUT SALE-A-BRATION!!! Less than 2 months to get your FREE items, with purchase.


WHAT IS SALE-A-BRATION?

The biggest sale of the year! Customers can earn free, exclusive products with every qualifying order.

Sale-A-Bration Dates: Customer Sales Period: January 3 – March 31, 2018
(January is done, only 2 months left)

Customers will reap the rewards when they shop, host, or join during Sale-A-Bration.

For every $50 USD you spend, you’ll receive a free Sale-A-Bration product. For anyone who has enjoyed Sale-A-Bration in the past, we have an exciting new announcement for this year: We now have a new reward level, giving you more flexibility and options for your free items.

Let’s break it down:

If you spend $50 USD, they get one free level 1 product.
If you spend $100 USD, they get one free level 2 product, OR, they can choose two level 1 items.
If you spend $150 USD, they have the option to choose three level 1 items or one level 1 item and one level 2 item.

Head over to my online store today and look at all the new lovelies in the 2018 Occasions Catalog.

New Month = New Hostess Code & Monthly Bug Coupon

Please Use on all Purchases - 
Monthly Hostess Code & Ladybug Coupon

 If you have any questions please contact me via email or on Facebook.

Have a wonderful creative day!!

Hugs from the Bug, Denise
LadybugStampin@gmail.com