Philadelphia Regionals pics

I went to the Stampin' Up Regional Convention in Philadelphia back in September, and I realized the only info I posted about the conference was pre-conference. Click here for my pre-conference post.

Here are some samples of projects we made at Regionals. I have to confess... I didn't love the projects. I felt rushed during our crafting time and some of the projects were way too complex. However, the speakers were inspiring and full of great ideas. In fact, one of the sessions inspired my recent paper piercing and Dry Embossing class. (I'll be posting samples from that class soon, too).

The True Friend is You Friend card uses the True Friend set from the Holiday Mini on the new Basic Gray paper. (It's a darker gray than Going Gray). I do like how the gray looks with the Purely Pomegranate ribbon.

The Thanks card is an example of a way to complex project. It uses kraft paper, textured cardstock, eyelets, double-stitched ribbon, linen thread, and a button. Way too much happening, for my taste.

Stay tuned for pictures of the display boards!


Holiday Glitz Promotion

It seems like ever since I became a Stampin' Up demonstrator, they have offered at least one special per month. I enjoy the way they are featuring new products and trying to simplify card-making with kits. Starting October 1, SU is offering the Holiday Glitz kit to simplify holiday card-making.

Take advantage of this fantastic kit two different ways:

  1. Purchase one of holiday stamp sets (below) and get the Holiday Glitz card kit (110286) for the special price of $24.95 each, or
  2. Purchase the Holiday Glitz card kit (110286) for $28.95 each with no additional purchase required.

Each Holiday Glitz card kit makes 15 cards and includes:

  • Precut card stock (real red and wild wasabi) and soft sky Designer Series paper (15)
  • Whisper White Envelopes (15)
  • Rhinestone brads (15)
  • Real Red zigzag ribbon (15)
  • Full-color instruction sheet (1)

Item Page #Stamp SetPrice
109234 45Snowfall $23.95
106786 36The Snowflake Spot $20.95
109266 35Big on Christmas $18.95
110359 5*Love & Joy $23.95

*Holiday Mini Collection 2007.


from Craft Critique: Stampin Up On Board Chipboard

Here's a great article from Craft Critique about SU's chipboard products. I'm doing a Trim-a-Tree class Nov. 29-30 that will feature the On Board Trimmings chipboard set. Participants will get the supplies to make 20 Christmas ornaments. Check out my google calendar in the margin for more information.Craft Critique: Stampin Up On Board Chipboard

These images of ornaments are from Stampin' Up's Holiday Mini catalog.


Leafy goodness

When Jon and I were doing our wedding registry and picking out gifts we'd like to receive, we quickly noticed a pattern - Jon loved anything that was blue or chrome or both; I loved many things green or vine-patterned or both. Well I'm not suprised that Jon loved the blue sparkly snowflake card from Christmas in August stamp camp, while I'm very drawn to all the leafy images and earth tones of autumn. Here are two earthy leafy cards I've made this week. Above, I used the Sidekick Sayings set on Chocolate Chip cardstock with Wild Wasabi accents - I love that green! Sidekick Sayings is a hostess set I received with a recent order. It's lots of fun, so I'm sure I'll be posting more samples soon.

Note: This card is a new trendy size 3"x6". This size is perfect for 12"x12" cardstock. You can make 4 cards out of 1 sheet!
Above is another leafy card using the Stem Silhouettes stamp set from the Holiday Mini catalog. This set was part of the Fall Frenzy promotion. I stamped the leafy images using Versamark ink on glossy cardstock. Then I brayered over the images with So Saffron ink. I love the Sun Print look it creates. I layered it on Really Rust cardstock, tied some hemp twine around it, and put it on a Bravo Burgundy cardfront. Super-simple!


Good for You, Gina and Christy!

I have lots of congratulating to do lately. My sister, the fabulous stage actress, recently won 2 Arizoni Awards for her role as The Sour Kangaroo in Seussical the Musical. Now she's touring the country with Tomas and the Library Lady. Check out their tour blog at http://www.talltour.org/tour/

Also, our friend Christy just got engaged. Yippee! So I sent these cards to Gina and Christy. They use designer series paper in the background, the Good for You stamp from the Figures of Speech stamp set, the scallop punch (my favorite!), the paper piercing tool, Dazzling Diamonds glitter (applied with the 2-way glue pen), and some organdy ribbon. Super-simple!


Sympathy card with Scripture

A friend mine lost both her parents within a month of one another, so I made her this sympathy card using the Elegant Inspirations set on some retired designer series paper. This is actually a scrap of paper left over from the mug I made a few weeks back. My MIL bought this set back in June, and she let me borrow it for a while before I passed it on to her. I stamped a page full of scripture verses, and I've just been using them as I need them. On the inside, I stamped an image from the God's Blessings set in whisper white craft ink, so it would show up on the Chocolate Chip cardstock. It says, "May God's love heal your sorrow, and may His peace replace your heartache with warm and loving memories." I didn't scan it since I wrote on the inside before I thought to scan it. Using the patterned paper makes card-making go so quickly! Sorry for the poor quality image. My scanner doesn't do as well with cards that are more 3-D with ribbon and such.

Tomorrow, I'm going to the INKredible Impressions Fall Fest, led by Super-Demonstrator Tina Rosenkrans. I have to meet at Claire's house at 6:15am in order to be in northern NJ by 8:30-eeks! Fall Fest is a day full of stamping fun and business ideas. Stampin' Up's demonstrator of the year Ronda Wade will be there to inspire us all. I look forward to sharing all about it!


Simply Sent Kits - 20% off plus free shipping

To commemorate World Card-Making Day (Oct. 6), Stampin' Up is offering 20% off their Simply Sent kits from today until October 8. To sweeten the deal, I'm offering free shipping as well. Here are some samples using one of the kits. Contact me at alison@shilohstamps.com to place an order
Super-stamper Erica made these cards using supplies from the Friendship Shapes Simply Sent card kit. Aren't they cute? In the first card, Erica used only supplies that are included the kit:

  • Cameo Coral, Bashful Blue, Certainly Celery, and Whisper White cardstock
  • stamps
  • Cameo Coral stampin' spot
  • Certainly Celery grosgrain ribbon
This kit also includes:
  • 4 piece die-cut stamp set (that means no trimming for you)
  • Bashful Blue Stampin' Spot
  • Certainly Celery Stampin' Spot
  • light blue gingham ribbon
  • stampin' dimensionals
  • glue dots
  • 12 whisper white envelopes
That means you get all the ingredients for making a minimum of 10 cards for $34.36 (regular price is $42.95).
Erica made this Certainly Celery card as one of her swaps at the Stampin' Up Regional Convention in Philadelphia. The background is Certainly Celery, from the Simply Sent kit, and Erica used Whisper White craft ink on Basic Black cardstock in the middle of this card. Then she stamped another image from the kit in Basic Black on the Certainly Celery background. I love the whimsical style of this card.

Here are some samples using the other Simply Sent kits, which include:
  • Happy Day - great for birthdays, includes a cute snowflake, includes supplies to make 20 cards!


Are you a Shiloh Stamps Frequent Stamper?

Recently, those who have participated in my stamping classes received a Frequent Stamper card and a schedule of my upcoming classes. Click on this image to view a larger sample of the paper piercing and embossing techniques I used on this card.