Sweet Treats for Halloween

Join me for the Halloween class and we'll make 7 treats for Halloween.  A full color "follow the picture" instruction sheet is included for all class participants. 
All paper will be pre-cut and all supplies are included with your fee. Here are all the details:
Date:   Thursday Evening October 9th
Time:  7:30 pm
Price:  $20
Club member price:  $15
Please RSVP to 610-409-8448 or EMAIL ME By 10/5/08

I look forward to hearing from you & hope you can make it!
Can't make it? Do you live far away? Take my Class by mail!

Class By Mail Price: $24.75 (includes $4.75 for priority mail)  Do you need the "Eat Drink & Be Scary"  stamp set?  Save 20% by adding $17.60.
Please note: Unfortunately, I can not include stamped images in the class kits by mail sold here on my blog.  

Extra kit with pre-cut paper and card stock $12.00
• If you would like to pre-order a specific quantity of a single design email for more details

Register & Bring a new friend Save $5

Special request? Let me know.  I look forward to hearing from you!

ETA:  A Huge Thanks goes out to all the girls I cased to make this class.  The Frankie Boxes are cased from Cambria Turnbow, The test tubes from Angie Juda, the holder is from Lisa Somerville, The owl came from a team meeting and the pillow boxes are cased right from the SU Holiday mini.


Monkey Business

this card is made with the scallop #4 bigshot die. I stamped it in chocolate chip with a retired background set (I think) then sponged the edges. These make my bib tutorial a little dated and tedious! I punched the neck with the 1-3/8" circle punch.

Stamps: Sock Monkey, paisleys are from a retired background set
Paper: Whisper White, Chocolate Chip, Close to Cocoa
Ink: Chocolate Chip
Accessories: Sizzix Scallop die #4, 1-3/8", 1-1/4" and scallop circle punches, wide grosgrain ribbon, non SU button, Markers for coloring, sponge


Is it fall already???

We made this card at a workshop last weekend.  The Tree was 1st stamped in versamark.  Then I added fall colored chalks with a Q-tip.  the uglier the better.  Then I stamped over it with chocolate chip in to get the look.  I am sure there is a name for this technique, but I don't know what it is.  I am really into stamping the matching envelope- this one is kraft. 

Stamps:  Lovely as a Tree, Heard from the Heart
Paper:  Close to cocoa, kraft, whisper white, chocolate chip
Ink: versamark, close to cocoa, chocolate chip
Accessories:  Chocolate chip taffeta ribbon, ticket corner punch


What to do when you ....

... loose your creativity??  Well, I sit down to copy a card.  Have you seen this beauty from Sharon over at no time to stamp?  Beautiful.  So I re-created it using Stampin' Up products.

This 1st card is the almost exact case.  

This card was me moving things around a little since I stamped the bird down to low to have the sentiment in the same place as Sharon's card.
card measures 5.25 square.  Let me know if you like it.

Stamps: Always, Priceless, Best Yet (Hostess)
Paper: Riding Hood Red, Black, very vanilla
Ink: Black
Accessories:  new striped ribbon from the holiday mini, hodgepodge hardware, slot punch


Card Organizer Class By Mail

12 Pocket Card Organizer By Mail
Choose your Designer Prints Paper!

What is included in this "Class by Mail" kit? You will select your choice of Stampin' Up! Designer Series prints paper in one of the 3 color choices noted below. I will assemble and bind your project using that paper. I will also include the printed January - December pages (die cut with the SU exclusive top note) for you to add to your pockets. Also included is the title sheet, matching mat, matching ribbon, and all the shown embellishments for you to add to your cover. Your project will be shipped in a Priority Box so that the rings will not get crushed.

Color Choices: Baja Blue, Chocolate Chip or Rose Red

Price: $25 Club Members: $20

These are samples of some of the finished projects using Stampin' Up! Designer Series Paper:

(the rose red will be the new prints style, sorry my sample uses retired prints paper)


Please Note: when you click on Buy Now, you will
need to include YOUR COLOR CHOICE of the Stampin' Up! Designer Series prints paper you want for your pockets!

Orders will be taken today through Tuesday, September 30th, 2008, and the order for all the paper will be placed on Wednesday, October 1, 2008. All "Class in the Mail" kits will be mailed by October 19, 2008 (unless something is on backorder which is out of my control). Orders will be limited to the first 35 kits ordered. Orders shipped to U.S. addresses only.


Black-eyed Susan

This card uses the largest scallop dies for the Big shot. Look close, I stamped the whisper white with bashful blue and a punched out scallop to make clouds. This card is featured in my October card kit of the month. Click here for the details.

Stamps: Inspired by Nature, Best Yet (hostess)
Paper: Old Olive, Kiwi kiss
Ink: old olive, kiwi kiss
Accessories: large scallop die for the Big shot, Kiwi kiss in color striped ribbon, scallop punch, 1-3/8 & 1-1/4" circle punches, sponge. Markers for the flowers

Eastern Blooms

Its been a busy weekend to say the very least. I can't tell you exactly what we did but the days just zipped by!

Nothing brand new to share- But we made this scrap page a few weeks back at at workshop. It utilizes the the new Secret Garden rub-ons. A scrapper I am not, so I cased this from the Art from the Heart CD. My son is now 8 so this brings back a few memories.

Stamps: Eastern Blooms
Paper: Pacific Point, Tangerine Tango, Kiwi Kiss, whisper white
Ink: Pacific Point
Accessories: Hidden Garden Rub-ons, Square punch, Crystal effects (dew drops on flower center), 1/2" circle punch, brads, white gel pen


Mr Twigster Christmas

A chain of events to get this card....I cased this criss cross card,  which I saw on Patty Bennett's blog who saw this on Marie's blog.  I am sure they will be popping up all over the place!  Patty is right,  I was able to make a dozen of these in under 1 hour- You NEED the pennant die and a good stash of paper that coordinates. 

I cut the paper 5.5 x 5.5 and ran it through the Bigshot lined up with the small pennant.  I trimmed it slightly after cutting it with the big shot.  This way I got a Pennant and a scallop circle with each piece cut.  I glued the folded perfs to the single 1/4 sheet of real red card stock (4.25x5.5).  Those little folds created the pocket.  Mr. Twigster is adhered to a 1.5 inch circle punch (sorry, non SU) and then adhere to the scallop.  I used the other scallop folded to create the pull for the inside piece.  I used the water brush and a little baja blue ink from the lid of the pad to make sky behind Mr. Twigsters head.

Stamps:  Mr. Twigster, Heard from the heart
Paper: Ski slope DSP, real red, baja blue, white
Ink: real red, black, baja blue
Accessories:  SU pennant die for the big shot, 1-1/4 and 1-1/2 inch circle punches, slot punch and real red ribbon, water brush, markers for coloring


BOO for Square Scallop Bats

I cased the bat from HERE.  I used the Stampin' Up! new square scallop punch to make the bat. All you need to do is fold the punched square in half, snip in with your scissors at an angle to create the head/ ears and fold it back.  Add eyes with the gel pen.

What do you think?????

Stamps: NONE
Paper:  Ghostly Greetings DSP, basic grey, black
Accessories: Square scallop Punch, circle punches for the "o" in boo, chipboard, black ribbon, white gel pen


First riding lesson & the Big Shot

The ribbon on the left pulls out a tag with hidden journaling. The picture, cut with the top note, is popped up on dimensionals so the tag can slide in and out.   Can you tell I am loving the Top Note?

Stamps: Wanted, Say it with Scallops, simple serif Alpha
Paper: Kraft, Pink prints DSP(retired)
Ink: Chocolate chip
Accessories: top note die, kraft taffeta ribbon, scallop punch, 1-3/8" circle punch


Lovely as a Tree Christmas

A variety of cards fashioned from yesterdays post.  I cased this last one from Jantink- I added a layer.

Recipe:  Lovely as a tree, Heard from the heart
Paper:  Kiwi kiss, Riding Hood Red, Artichoke, Kraft
Ink:  Kiwi kiss, Riding Hood Red, Artichoke, versamark
Accessories:  Top note, matching ribbon, white embossing powder, slot punch, dazzling diamonds glitter


Easy Simple Christmas card

My Big shot club members will be making this card- Isn't it a beauty?  I brayered the sky in bashful blue and masked off the snow with torn post-it notes.  LOVELY!!!!

Stamps: Lovely as a tree, Heard from the heart
Paper: kraft, white and night of navy
Ink:  bashful blue, black
Accessories: kraft taffeta ribbon, top note die, slot punch, brayer, dazzling diamonds glitter


Say it with Scallops- Hawaiian style

See THIS POST for my "Say it With Scallops' class.  I have added a 2nd version, the colors are great for fall.  If you are interested in this class Email me!

Stamps: Say it with Scallops
Paper: Hawaiian Papaya, tangerine tango, chocolate chip, kiwi kiss, 
Inks: same
Accessories:  ribbon, brads, flower fusion, punches


Meet Mr. Twigster

The minute I laid eyes on this set in the new Holiday mini I knew I HAD to have him.  Stinking Cute!  You can purchase him Starting October 1st.

9 members of the SparkleDivas team here locally had a shoebox swap last night and this was my card.  Its was a great night- Thanks Cathy for hosting!  He is colored with white craft ink and a blender pen.  the rest of the card is colored with regular markers.

Stamps: Mr. Twigster, Best Yet(hostess)
Paper: Chocolate chip, kraft, Ski slope DSP (new for the Holiday Mini)
Ink: Black, white craft
Accessories:  blender pen and markers for coloring, glitter, wide and large oval punchers.  New Alpine ribbon originals (available in the Holiday mini as well)


Online ordering now available

Hi everyone.  There were some issues this week with my website and the launch of the Online ordering with Stampin Up!.  They have now been resolved and the links are working!

If you would like to place an order anytime- its available on my Stampin Up website!  www.jill031070.stampinup.net.

To access my Online SU store, you can click on the Shop Now button at the top of my blog and Then shop now link on my SU site that is found in the upper right hand corner.  You can also find a link under Stampin’ Up! products.  I’m so excited about this new feature and I hope that you are too!

Let me know how you like it!

Wow Flowers -Card Kit of the month

Here are the 3rd and 4th cards featured in my September Card Kit of the month.  If you like pre-cut card stock - this is for you!

CLICK HERE to check out all the details of what's included in the kit.  Orders will be taken until September 15th.  I will then order the supplies and the Kits will ship at the end of the month.  Prepayment is required.  Let me know if you have any questions.  There are lots of great add-ons!

Recipe Card 1:
Stamps: Wow Flowers
Paper: Black, Baja Blue, Riding Hood Red, white
Ink: Riding Hood Red
Accessories: Scallop and circle punches, black ribbon

Recipe Card 2
Stamps:Wow Flowers
Paper: Baja Blue, Pink Pirouette, Pacific Point
Ink: same
Accessories: scallop edge punch, tab, scallop and circle punches, in-color striped ribbon


Club Card-- Spolier

OMGoodness- I love this card!  I made the gift set HERE that inspired this card.  I am finally using my Happiness background stamp....and a treat for all the ladies in my clubs.  A taste of some new in-colors, Bella Rose and the Big Shot!  Let me know what you think ladies....

Stamps: Happiness, Fresh Cuts
Paper: Bella Rose, Pink Pirouette, Baja Blue, whisper white
Ink: Riding Hood Red, Baja Blue
Accessories:  3 flower punch, brads, top note exclusive die


Fresh Cuts Christmas

I used markers for the leaves and berries- old olive a real red.  Its stamped on Kraft.  You cant see the score lines so well in the picture- but they are above and below the stamped images.  Look close!

Stamps: Heard from the Heart, Fresh Cuts
Ink: real red
Paper: real red & Kraft
Accessories:  Red ribbon, ticket corner punch, scoring tool, markers


Crazy for Birthday Cupcakes

This set is soooo much fun.  cased from this a card that can be seen here.

Stamps: Crazy for cupcakes
Paper: real red, Bashful blue, old olive, summer picnic dsp
Ink: Black
Accessories:  Markers to match for coloring, a copic marker for the shadow, Crystal Effects for the cherries, large oval, wide oval and 3 flower punches, brads, wide real red grosgrain ribbon.

I survived Hannah & the Party

We got about 4 inches of rain this past Saturday from the last little bit of Hannah.  It was in the forecast all week- for my daughter's birthday and pool party.  Needless to say I had to switch party gears from a simple outside pool & ice cream party to and indoor party with decorations and activities for 11 girls!  I have been totally stressed out!

This is what I have been doing for the last 4 days:  party prep!!!


75 balloons throughout the house, plus streamers

A fabulous Stampin' Up! Happy Birthday Pennant banner, exclusively designed by my daughter.

So what did they do? They stamped!

Each party attendee received a pink pony webkinz as  their party favor in a plain card stock box that was fashioned from a 12x12 piece of card stock with colors selected by my daughter..  They punched a tag and a large wide oval from various pieces of scrap paper(selected by my daughter).  they stamped with tagger's dozen on the tag, adhered them together and made a pony ribbon collar.  They wrote their name on the back so we knew who's pony was who's and then tied it around the pony's neck (in a bow) with a large piece of ribbon.(also selected by my daughter)

they then decorated the box with stickers.  you can see a little bit of them here in the picture

They played pin the cherries (Tart & Tangy) on the ice cream sundae.  See the above picture of the hand drawn ice cream & dish. Sooooo last minute I was coloring as fast as I could !!!!

they made BLING bead bracelets and made ice cream sundaes with lots of toppings! They played Freeze dance and opened presents too!  It was a great day!

Recipe:  a birthday girl, a party and lots of paper crafting supplies.


Say it with Scallops

and Support the Ronald McDonald House
Girls Night Out!!
Each participant will receive the "Say it with Scallops" stamp set (a $20.93 value), and you will make these projects featuring the stamp set.  By participating in this class, Stampin' Up! will donate $2.00 for each stamp set sold to support the Ronald McDonald House Charities
 A full color "follow the picture" instruction sheet is included for all class participants. 
All paper will be pre-cut and all supplies are included with your fee. Here are all the details:

Date:   Friday Evening September 26th
Time:  7:30 pm
Price:  $30 (includes the Stamp set)
Club member price:  $25 (includes the stamp set)

Class by Mail:  just add $4.60 for priority shipping
• Extra kit with pre-cut paper and card stock $12.00

This class is a Pre-order for the stamp set. Please RSVP to 610-409-8448 or EMAIL ME By 9/16/08.  Pre-payment is required. (I accept all forms of payment: cash, credit cards, money orders, paypal)

I look forward to hearing from you & hope you can make it!
Can't make it? Do you live far away? Take my Class by mail!

Class By Mail Price: Just add $4.60 for Priority Mail shipping.

Club Members Save $5- Ask me how!
Register & Bring a Friend Save $5
Special request? Let me know

I look forward to hearing from you!

Jill Hilliard 
Stampin' Up! Demonstrator


A big Shot Christmas

This card was made with the top note exclusive SU big shot die.  I used the oval coluzzle to cut out the center.  The Trees are really sparkly in real life.  They were 1st stamped in white craft ink.  Then I re-stamped them slightly to the side with always artichoke.

Stamps: Lovely as a Tree, Punches Three
Paper:  Whisper white, riding hood red, old olive and Holiday Treasures dsp
Ink: Old Olive, Always artichoke, red riding hood, white craft
Accessories:  The Big Shot, top note die, white gel pen, gold brads, wide oval punch, scallop square punch


Sweet Bundle of Joy

At a recent workshop, my hostess requested some scrap pages instead of cards.  So I made about 5 designs so I could pick from a few choices for the projects.  This was one of the designs, but not one of the projects.  These little 6x6 pages can be addicting.  This was cased from Beate.

Stamps: Punches Three, short & sweet
Paper:  Pretty in Pink, Regal Rose, whisper white
Ink:  Pretty in Pink
Accessories:  Wide oval, word window, 3 flower, scallop, circle, and small oval punches.  silver brads, regal rose wide ribbon


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