Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Kristina... the last thing before my vaca!

I couldn't miss another Kristina challenge!! I'm in a mad dash to get all my stuff ready for vacation (ie. me overpacking and not wearing half the clothes, jewelry, or shoes I'm taking and knowing this but still taking it ALL!!! ) but I managed to bust out a quick card. Under 30 mins... WOW!

Not my FAV creation, but it's alright for being a quick card.
No time for a recipe, basically just all the colors, build-a-brads, & the Always set.
See ya again on Monday!! Have a great week, ladies!!

Monday, July 21, 2008

In Colors 2009

More In Colors... I just adore them!
Here is another card made with Pacific Point, Riding Hood Red, Kiwi Kiss, & Tangerine Tango.
I used Craft ink in Whisper White to stamp the sentiment and flower from the Wow Flowers set.
Accessories retired today as well... Check it out and let me know if there is something you just need to have!! Some items are an extra 25% off as well!!
Once the catalog is done, I'm going to go through my Designer Paper and do some blog candy... Stay Tuned! :)

Retired Sets for Sale

Here are a list of sets that I have for sale:

Buy all of them for only $40 or see the list for individual prices!

In Any Event $12
Figures of Speech $12
Fun Filled $10
Fabulous Four $8
Simple Somethings $6

E-mail me or leave a message here if you're interested. Most of them are rarely used and in super good condition.

I'll be back with a card later! :)

Friday, July 18, 2008

Kristina... Another one!

I Love, Love, Love this woman...

She seriosuly has the most amazing ideas for color combos! I always love them, and I always have a million ideas going through my head.

This week her combo was this:

I immediately knew I wanted to do a baby card- these are such light, breezy colors. I also couldn't resist because of those booties. Too cute!!

Here is my creation:

I used Very Vanilla textured CS for the base. I layered a pumpkin pie piece under a piece of certainly celery DP. Then, I used a scrap of very vanilla and took a piece of soft sky that I scalloped punched and attached them. I tied a certainly celery grosgrain ribbon around that, and punched holes in the scallops for another look. Then, I made a small tag using the "Special Delivery" saying from Papertrey Ink. I stamped that in soft sky (kinda hard to see...) then backgrounded it with an argyle piece from the pumpkin pie DP. I attached it with a piece of silver thread. Then, I stamped "welcome" from Warm Words in the upper left hand corner. I then attached some similar green thickers to say "baby". SOOOoooo Sweet!


Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Fall/Winter 2oo8 Sneak Peek & a SPECIAL from me!

I'm sure most of you will recognize this set... It's Fresh Cuts which will be in the NEW catalog. I got this awesome color combo from Mary, who has posted LOTS of great sneak peeks of the newest sets! I adore her work- check it out! I've cased some of her newest cards because she has such GREAT ideas!!

Going Gray, Whisper White, Soft Sky, & YoYo Yellow cardstock
Fresh cuts & Sincere Salutations Sets
Whisper White craft ink & Versa Mark
White grosgrain ribbon & silver thread

And... here is another NEW set: Wow Flowers!

I made three different kinds of "thank you" cards for recent customers & potentional hostesses. Watch the mail- maybe you'll get your own!! ;)

The NEW In Colors... Kiwi Kiss, Tangerine Tango, & Pacific Point Cardstock & Ink
Whisper White cardstock
White Grosgrain ribbon

The next card is also from Wow Flowers... I added in the color Baja Breeze and colored my white grosgrain ribbon to match my cardstock! Such a simple trick (I just used me blender pen to pull the color and then colored the ribbon and let dry- there are lots of ways it can be done) and it gives the ribbon such a great match to ANY color!

The next card is using another set, Heard from the Heart. I've been needing LOTS of birthday cards lately, and I love this sentiment. I cased this from Mary, too. I LOVED her Kindness card(which includes a great tutorial on the new scallop punch- I SO shoula bought that!!) so I mimicked that with this new designer series paper: Bella Rose. I also introduced the final new In Color here as well, Pink Pirouette. I finished the card with some rhinestone brads from the Fire collection. Think they add a super classy touch!

** Here is my special for the Fall/Winter 2oo8 Catalog **

Spend $15 from now through August- then get the new catalog for only $5!
Spend $30, get it for $3
Spend $50, get it for FREE


Host a workshop through September get the new catalog for FREE and get $20 in FREE merchandise!!

Watch for some more posts in the next couple days with MORE sneak peeks... I have awesome designer paper, another amazing set, buttons, and lots of ideas!!

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Catalog Sneak Peek

Stay tuned...

My beloved SU! box arrived today with all my new ink pads, sets, and paper. I'm going to be a card making machine tonight!!!

I cannot wait to share all the goodies with you all- remember my special (scroll down for details). Book a party and get ALL sorts of great incentives!!

Laura- Let me know when in September you'd like to do it. Let's make a game plan now so you can get your wish list together when the new catty hits in August!! :)

Everyone: Retiring sets are only available for a short time longer!!

Here are some I currently have for sale:

Simple Somethings
Fabulous Four
Figures of Speech
Little Hellos
Fun Filled
In any Event

Please e-mail( me to get prices, conditions, or photos of these sets!

Thursday, July 10, 2008

Kristina Werner Design Blog Challenge


I had enough time tonight to do challenge #15. 15?? OMG- where has time gone?!

I LOVE this color combo, but I couldn't figure out which set I wanted to use SO I made Kevin pick!


One of a Kind Set
Textured Whisper White, Close to Cocoa, Chocolate Chip, Textured Certainly Celery, Really Rust
Styled Silver Hodgepodge (retired in the last mini BUT all other sets are on sale for 25% OFF right now!!)
Satin Chocolate Chip ribbon
Scallop border made with slit punch
Paper piercing

Decor Elements

Here they are!!

I love the way they turned out (although this is a 3 piece set, one of them wouldn't stick to my wall!! I think it's because of the location-above my stairs and hard to get to) and now I can't wait to use the other set I have to make something else fabulous!

Let me know if you're interested in these, I will send you a catalog. This is just the first set of many to come. I'm loving all Stampin' Up!'s new stuff. My catalog pre-order is on the way- I'll post some cards with the new In-Colors when it arrives!

The next pic is part of my cousin's grad gift- a tumbled tile with a photo of herself. I just love the way it turned out. I sprayed it with acrylic to seal it all up when I was done. The pink photo box is decorated with her name (using Thickers by American Crafts) and an embossed image from Doodle This in the upper left hand corner. I pulled out some awesome & super thick black ribbon to tie it up. Inside the box is a gift I'm sure she'll love and will come in handy (and of course it's something to do with stationary! ;) )

And of course I couldn't leave without posting a card!! This was made for our good friends who just had their second child- a baby boy named Mitchell Andrew. Too sweet!!

Sunday, July 6, 2008

Catalog Pre-Order

Here are a couple new cards I've made for some orders I'm catching up on!!

This last card is a hostess set, Sweet Dreams. Still available through August 10th- contact me for details on hosting a workshop & remember my sale on retired sets: Buy any 2 retiring sets and get a 3rd for 50% OFF!!

I'm also offering a special catalog pre-order....

Reserve your new fall catalog before August 1st and pay only $5 (regularly $9.95). Also- get 10% off ANY purchase you make in August from the NEW catalog!!

Sounds like a good deal to me :)

And... for those of you who want to book parties in September, e-mail me! Remember the August offer as well (in the previous post).
Expect some more challenges from me this week! I'm almost done with all the special orders I had so I will actually have time to stamp for myself! I can hardly wait!

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

SO much great news!!

There are so many new and great things happening at Stampin' Up!

Here is a quick run-down:

** All NEW stamp sets will now be die-cut!! No more cutting rubber, folks! Yah!!! (note that all current and dormant sets will still need to be cut) **

** All Hodgepodge Hardware sets are 25% OFF now through August 10th!! **

** The newest IN COLORS are fabulous!!! You will love them, I promise!! **

** INTRODUCING: Decor Elements!! Fun little sayings/decorative wall art (see pic above). Mine is on order and once I have them applied I will certainly take some pics and post them here! **

Also... the new catalog has lots of great items in store. More simply sent kits, designer paper, the scallop edge punch to name a few. The newest sets are to die for, and the hostess sets (one comes with rub-ons, a stamp set, AND designer paper stack!!) will have you begging for a workshop!
Because there is SO much great stuff- Book a workshop for IN August (after the 11th; release date) and I will toss in a FREE set of catalog/idea books: Fall 07, Spring 08, and the newest Fall 08. ALSO take advantage of my hostess offer of an extra $20 in FREE merchandise AND I'll toss in a FREE order of rub-ons as well! & we'll do 3 make-n-takes will ALL new items!! Book your class/workshop today!