February 22, 2009

How Exciting!

Well everyone, it is now official! I am a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator! YIPEE! I will be adding links on my site where you can order from me 24 hours a day! Also, I will keep you up do date with all Mini Catalogs and information coming directly from SU! If you ever have any questions about anything feel free to email me at stampingdevine@gmail.com or call me at (336) 953-3646.


This is the best time of the year to maximize your purchasing power! During Sale-a-bration, you will receive one item out of the SAB Mini for every $50 you spend. There are 6 wonderful items in this mini catalog-4 stamp sets, ribbon, and Designer Specialty Paper! I will have a link to the right where you can view and print this catalog.

Sale-a-bration is also a great time to become a Stampin' Up Demonstrator. The starter kit is now 15% off with free shipping and handling. That means that all you pay is $169 plus tax. That's not all! With your kit you will also receive an additional free stamp set! Any stamp set of your choosing from the Catalog!

These offers will run until March 31st! Contact me anytime you have a question. Also, don't forget about my Punch Rewards card! Every $50 you spend receives one punch on the card. Once you have filled up the card you will receive $30 off your next order!

Hope you all are as excited as I am. I will be posting project, tips and even videos in the very near future (THIS WEEK!) so stay tuned!

Have a Super Sunday!

Lauren ^_^

February 4, 2009

Something Extra

Hello happy people! It's me again. I decided to make a bit of a layout for the paper strips on my scrapbook page for you so that you can see the dimensions. The ribbon was simply placed between the two horizontal strips of paper. I used a Fiskars border punch to get the scalloped edge on my striped paper. So here it is, feel free to click on the layout for a real size layout that's printable!

Next I would like to unveil my punch cards!!! HOORAY! I have two designs I have made and I would really appreciate your input as to which design is better. Before we get to that though, here are the conditions to these punch cards. With Stamping Devine's Punch Rewards, you will receive 1 punch for every $50 you spend. You will also receive 1 punch for hosting a workshop, referring a new customer, or signing up for a 3 month club. In addition, if you sign up for a 6 month club you will receive 2 punches! Once your card is filled up, you will receive $30 of your next purchase! Again let me know what you think about this. I am so excited to start demonstrating and sharing my creations and ideas with all of you as well as being able to provide the products to you!

Thanks again for stopping by and have a blessed evening!


What?! A scrapbook page today? Yes it is true. I gained a little bit of inspiration today while I was reading through Scrabooks Etc. They had an article about fusing digital scrapbooking with traditional paper scrapbook. So here we are!! I made this FABULOUS collage layout using Picasa 3. Picasa 3 is designed by and available from Google and is absolutley free! Ladies, ever tired of seeing boogies on the kid's faces in pictures? I know I am!! With this program, photoshopping is a snap. You can make photos in black and white, sepia, soft focus and much, much more. I used to Collage tool and just added which pictures I wanted to use then I printed it out as a 5" x 7". Voila! If you would like to download this program please go here.

Ok so let's talk products. The paper and embellishments are by Little Yellow Bicycle. The large glittery snowflakes are chipboard that I added Doodlebug glitter to. The white ribbon is just some that I picked up at Walmart for about $1.50. Now I have a wonderful 8x8 scrapbook page. Here is a close up. Hope you all enjoy and get inspired!
Well I'm off to do some more crafting! I have to get my Sketch Challenge done today! Have a wonderful rest of your day!

February 3, 2009

Hello Again!

Well hello happy people! Just wanted to pop over and give you all an update. Very soon I will be an official Stampin' Up! Demonstrator! YIPPY! I just wanted to share with you all some of the exciting things I will be implimenting as I start this new venture! My goals for this blog is to provide to everyone a happy and fun place to share tips, techniques, and ideas that not only appeal to seasoned stampers but also to those of you who are just getting started. I will soon be investing in a camcorder so that I can share with you all the wonderful tutorials I am planning. Also, I want to start a reward system for you all. I am still ironing out the details but the general idea is that you will receive a punch each time you spend a certain amount of money. You will get bonus punches if you are able to host a workshop in the area, if you refer a new member, or for joining a 6 or 3 month club. Once this punch card is filled up, you will receieve a certain amount of free merchandise. Fun eh?! If there are any suggestions you all have please feel free to email me at lkdevine@gmail.com I would love to hear from you! I hope you all have a wonderful evening, I am going to enjoy the SNOW! I'm originally from NY but have since relocated to North Carolina. Seeing as how NC only gets snow once or twice a year, I'm super excited to MAYBE have enough for the kids to play outside and make a snowman...oh and pelt Mommy with snowballs! HOORAY! Have a Wonderful Wednesday tomorrow everone!

February 2, 2009

My First Tutorial

Hello happy people! Finally! It is here. My first tutorial! Soon, whenever my W-2's get here and I get back taxes, I will invest in a camcorder and make videos! I'm so excited. Let's get started! This is a super simple note card today. This is using Priceless #115052 on page 121 of the new catalog. You will also need your Whisper White Cardstock #100730 and Stampin' Write Markers pg 152 in Elegant Eggplant, Rose Red, Barely Banana, and Mellow Moss. Let's get started!

Using the Swirl images from Priceless, you are going to use the markers to color these images in multiple colors. Tip: If you use baby wipes to clean your stamps, make sure all lint is removed from stamp before starting. Failure to do so will result in the lint accumulating on your marker tips!

Using your Elegant Eggplant marker, you will first want to color the bold swirls. Tip: When coloring small areas, use the fine tip of your marker to ensure that no unwanted color gets on the other design elements of the stamp.

Now, using your Barely Banana marker, color the dotted swirls. Color flower elements in Rose Red, and finally color whisps (as I like to call them) in Mellow Moss. Be sure to huff hot breath on your stamp to remoisten the ink and you're ready to stamp your image!

Here is your final product! Please click on any images you see for a larger view.

For the simple note card, I stamped these multicolored swirls onto Whisper White Card stock. Then I stamped the butterflies in Rose Red and Elegant Eggplant, cut them out, and added Dimensionals.

Well there we are stampers! A simple and sweet card! Hope you all enjoyed it, have a Terrific Tuesday!

Lauren ^_^


I've been so busy!Between the Superbowl, Kyan's birthday, and getting ready to go back to work, life has been crazy. I'll post my blog with a new tutorial here in an hour or so!