Saturday, May 14, 2011

Hellooo Hoppers! + Blog Candy!




Hey there, Hoppers! Having fun yet? I hope so! If you're hopping along in order, you probably arrived here via the site of the one and only-Tory Bray.


If you'd like to go back to her beautiful site, just click HERE.

For those of you who did not arrive here on your way through the VC Rocks Blog Hop-WELCOME to you also! This is the first blog hop of the short-seasoned VC Rocks group which I am a member of, and I'm so thrilled to be a part of it! Read all the way through for a chance to win some blog candy from me!



For today's project, I did a bit of watercoloring with my Watercolor Crayons and a Blender Pen, and I used a stamp set that I just recently purchased. The stamp set is called Homegrown, and as you might expect, it includes fruits and vegetables! I have wanted this set for a long time, but thought it would not be versatile enough to use for very many occasions, so it kept getting bumped to the bottom of the wishlist. Well, I finally just broke down and ordered it, and I'm glad I did.



As you can see, aside from the watercoloring, I also used my Big Shot machine (can't live without that thing) to texture the Early Espresso piece that is placed behind the images. I love how the textured piece gives the card a little extra dimension. Another thing I love is stamps that coordinate with Stampin' Up! punches! As you can see, the "Homegrown" image fits nicely inside the oval punch, which also layers perfectly into the center of the Decorative Label Punch (another fave). It makes it so easy to dress up a card with layers when the punches go together like that!




Well, I hope you've enjoyed taking a peak at my project!

Become a follower of my blog (subscribe, or click Follow, then enter your email address) for your chance to win the prize.

What is the prize, you ask? Well, it's a set of these cards shown here today, which includes 2 each of the cards you see, plus handmade coordinating designer envelopes, a matching notepad, and pen. This would make a very cute gift for someone-male or female, or you could always keep it on your own desk or craft station!


Ok so...from here you are headed over to The Love of Stamping-a fantastic blog by my fellow Rocker, Barb Furlong.

To get there, just click HERE, and you'll be on your way.



By the way, if you've gotten lost, you can find the complete list of stops and pick up anywhere you like at the VC Rocks homepage.


Just click HERE for that, and you'll be all fixed up!




Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Happy Spring, Everyone!

I hope everyone had a great Spring Break and is settling back into their regular routines by now! My family and I spent our vacation in the Outer Banks with a couple other families that we are friends with and had a lot of fun. We even got some Scrapbooking squeezed in- can you believe it?

Anyhow, due to my being out of town for a full week, and similar schedules of a couple of my class attendees, I have decided to bump the Simply Adorned Class back a week to Wednesday May 4th. No worries- this will still give you time to use this fabulous hand-made item as a Mother's Day item if you like! Details and suggested packages remain the same, see below, and PLEASE NOTE: THE RSVP DATE HAS BEEN MOVED TO THIS WEDNESDAY!! Unfortunately, that's TOMORROW, so please let me know which package you're interested in so I can get everything in and ready!


Here's the details:


FREE* Simply Adorned Class

Looking for a unique gift idea for a special Mom, sister, or daughter in your life? Well, nothing makes a more heartfelt Mother's Day gift than something hand-made and also beautiful.



If this sounds good to you, then get ready to sign up for my Simply Adorned Class, where we'll be making beautiful jewelry. There are many packages to choose from, and all will make a for a fantastic and elegant gift.


When: Wednesday, May 4th, 2pm
(RSVP by Wednesday, April 27th!)
Weekdays don't work for you? No problem! Just gather 3 or more of your friends, and I'll bring this class to you whatever day or evening fits with YOUR schedule!

Where: My Stampin' Spot
Cost: FREE*

*with purchase with of one of the packages below

Because of the highly customizable nature of the Simply Adorned jewelry line, there are endless combinations from which you can choose. As a jumping-off point, I have put together a few package suggestions.




1.) $30: 24" chain PLUS the 1"x1 1/4" necklace charm


2.) $33: 24" chain PLUS the 1"x1" necklace charm


3.) $35: 34" chain PLUS the 1"x 1 1/2" necklace charm


4.) $26: 8" bracelet PLUS 2 5/8" charms (square or circle) PLUS a bauble of choice



Available add-ons include baubles, additional SA charms, and trinket crowns and keys (see below)...so feel free to customize your package by adding on any of these!


Again, Space is Limited and RSVP is required for this class, so I can get everyone's packages ordered. If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to email or call me!

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Grab Bags Starting at Just $5! Sound Fun?



 

Beginning April 1, and continuing while supplies last, you will be able to purchase special "grab bags" in my Online Store. These grab bags will come in three sizes: the $5, the $10, and the $15 grab bag.

What you need to know:

Each bag will contain a variety of "while supplies last" products that could include a combination of any of the following: ribbons, Accents & Elements, chipboard, Designer Series Papers, and Simply Sent kit components.

Grab bags will not
contain stamp sets or tools.

Please keep the following in mind:

  • Grab bag orders can only be placed on demonstrator orders or in the Online Store. (You can order anytime at www.angelakhan.stampinup.net or just contact me and I'll be happy to get it ordered for you!)
  • All grab bag sales are final. There are no refunds or exchanges.
  • Not all grab bags will be unique. (Meaning, if you order 2 $10 bags, there might be something the same in both bags...but rest assured, you're still getting an AWESOME deal!)
  • You should use the following item numbers when ordering grab bags:

Item

Description

125873

$5 Grab Bag (containing at least $20 worth of products!)

125874

$10 Grab Bag (containing at least $40 worth of products!)

125875

$15 Grab Bag (containing at least $60 worth of products!)


 


 


 


 


 


 

Angela Khan

Friday, April 1, 2011

Spring is Blossoming!

Happy April Guys!!



Stampin' Up! has an awesome special for you! Not only do you get a Sneak Peek at a new Stamp Set and Designer Series Paper coming in the NEW Idea Book & Catalog July 1st, but this month, you have 2 ways to actually get ahold of them!!



CHECK IT OUT BELOW



Promotion Dates: April 1-30, 2011



Promotion Details: Spring is Blossoming with Sneak Peek products from the upcoming 2011-2012 Idea Book & Catalog. You can get these newer than brand-new products in one of two ways:



Spend $20* on ANY Stampin' Up! products and become eligible to purchase both the Four Frames Stamp Set AND the Paisley Petals Designer Series Paper.



Host a $350* workshop and get the Four Frames Stamp Set AND the Paisley Petals Designer Series Paper for FREEEE! (That up to $31.00 in FREE STUFF...just for doing...basically nothing! Having a few friends over while I show you some beautiful projects you can make!)



*Net sales before tax and shipping



Start planning your workshop now so you can get your hands on these exciting, new products in April-three whole months before the debut of the new Catalog!!



Four Frames Stamp Set

W: item 123440 $20.95


C: item 123442 $15.95



Paisley Petals Designer Series Paper


item 122367 $9.95

You can place your ONLINE ORDERS HERE 24/7


Or you can call or email me at sakina716@gmail.com and I'd be happy to place the order for you!


One last thing...due to my family's Spring Break vacation and the workshops I already have booked, my April calendar has limited availability, so CONTACT ME SOON!!


Friday, March 25, 2011

April Events, and Lots of 'Em!

Hey there! Can you beleive it's already almost April?! Seems like last week I was wrapping Christmas presents...I guess it's true what they say-time flies when you're having fun!


Speaking of fun...March's classes were a BLAST! I always love seeing the excitement in people's faces when they create their first (or yet another) beautiful project with their own hands. Soo...who's ready to get started on April's pages and projects?? Here they are:


Because I had several people ask about signing up for last month's class after the deadline, I'm going to offer the same class again this month.


For those of you who attended the class in March, check your emails...because I have already sent you the info on the projects available to you-just remember you still have to let me know that you're coming, so I can have everything prepped for you.


For everyone else...the project package is using the Faux Silk technique and the Nature Walk stamp set. Very earthy, very springtime...I love it! See below for all the details.



Nature Walk Desk Set Class


When: Sunday, April 10, 2011, 2pm and Wednesday, April 13, 2011, @ 7pm


Where: My Stampin' Spot (I'll email you directions when you sign up)


Cost: $30


(this includes everything except adhesive, but I always have a few extra available for purchase if you forget yours.)


**If you'd like to purchase your own copy of any of the stamp sets used here, please let me know and I'll be happy to add them to your invoice before sending. Don't forget you always get a discount when ordering your stamp sets with the class!


Scrapbooking Class



When: Sunday April 3, 2011 @ 2pm and


Wednesday, April 6, 2011 @ 7pm


Where: My Stampin' Spot


Cost: $25


(includes everything but adhesive, and you use my stamp set)


This class is your opportunity to get caught up (or get started) on your family's scrapbooks or photo albums. We will be making 3 double page 12x12 layouts, that will be ready for you to just add photos. Start now, and you could have a whole album (or maybe two) finished by the end of the year!


Space is limited, so sign up now!


Simply Adorned Class


Looking for a unique gift idea for a special Mom, sister, or daughter in your life? Well, nothing makes a more heartfelt Mother's Day gift than something hand-made and also beautiful.


If this sounds good to you, then get ready to sign up for my Simply Adorned Class, where we'll be making beautiful jewelry. There are many packages to choose from, and all will make a for a fantastic and elegant gift.


When: Wednesday, April 27th, 2pm


(RSVP by Wednesday, April 20th to reserve your spot!)


Weekdays don't work for you? No problem! Just gather 3 or more of your friends, and I'll bring this class to you whatever day or evening fits with YOUR schedule!


Where: My Stampin' Spot


Cost: FREE


with purchase with of one of the packages below


Because of the highly customizable nature of the Simply Adorned jewelry line, there are endless combinations from which you can choose. As a jumping-off point, I have put together a few package suggestions.


1.) $30: 24" chain PLUS the 1"x1 1/4" necklace charm


2.) $33: 24" chain PLUS the 1"x1" necklace charm


3.) $35: 34" chain PLUS the 1"x 1 1/2" necklace charm


4.) $26: 8" bracelet PLUS 2 5/8" charms (square or circle) PLUS a bauble of choice Available add-ons include baubles, additional SA charms, and trinket crowns and keys...so feel free to customize your package by adding on any of these!



Again, Space is Limited and RSVP is required for this class, so I can get everyone's packages ordered. If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to email or call me!











Check out my blog: http://www.scrappin-for-sanity.blogspot.com/


Order online 24/7: http://www.angelakhan.stampinup.net/


Email Me anytime: sakina716@gmail.com


Call or Text Me: 307-220-2175

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Upcoming Classes!

Hey everyone!
Long time no see! Seems I start way too many blog postings out with that lately. Ok so, many of you have sent me messages asking if I do classes or clubs, and the answer is YES!

Here are the details of my March Events:


Nature Walk Desk Set Class

When: Sunday, March 13, 2011 from 2p - 4p

Where: My Stampin' Spot (I'll email directions when you sign up!)

Now, there are several options for sign up:

* Class Only (includes all supplies except adhesive)

* Class + All 3 WOOD MOUNT stamp sets (includes a 10% discount)

* Class + All 3 CLEAR MOUNT stamp sets (includes a 10% discount)

Click BELOW to Sign Up!
Sign Up Options




Scrapbook Class

When: March 20, 2011 2p - 4p

Where: My Stampin' Spot (I'll email directions when you sign up)

Are you falling behind on your family's scrapbooks? Did you make a resolution to get caught up this year? Or if you've never tried scrapbooking, would you like to learn a fun (and useful) new hobby? Well then, this is the place for you!

Each month this club will meet to make 3 12 x 12 double page layouts (6 pages total). So by this time next year, you would have 36-2 page layouts completed and ready to put in your family's album(s).
This class is just $25 each month and includes everything but adhesive. (I always have some on hand, so if you forget, you can just purchase one from me when you arrive.)







Ok, I will be back tomorrow (hopefully) with a sneak peak at some things I've been doing lately, including birthday party invitations and baby announcements for my newest niece!
Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, January 17, 2011

Butterfly Bliss

Happy Monday! I hope everyone has had a good holiday weekend. I almost forgot it was Mojo Monday, because with the kids being out of school, it felt like Sunday all day to me. But don't worry-I'm back on track now! I used the Mojo Monday sketch for this week:


I couldn't decide what I wanted to do, but finally I landed upon my favorite set from this year's Sale-A-Bration catalogue. Only one more week until this set is available for you to earn-I can't wait. SAB is definitely my favorite time of the Stampin' Up! year. Well....maybe Convention was a little bit awesomer than SAB, but you get the idea. :)

So here's my card:


I used Very Vanilla, Early Espresso and Marina Mist cardstock, as well as some of the new Botanical Gazette Designer Paper from the Occasions Mini (no wait here, my friends...click HERE to order from the Occasions Mini catalog RIGHT NOW!)

For a little added depth, I ran the smaller Espresso layer through the Elegant Lines Texture Folder. I "fussy cut" the two butterflies and finished everything off with my 3 favorite accessories-ribbon, pearls, and shimmer mist. Here's a couple close ups-let me know what you think.

And remember, if you'd like to order from the Occasions Mini, or learn more about how you can get this stamp set for free, just click HERE and I'll get you all taken care of.
I'm off to bed-my family has had the stomach bug all weekend and I think I might be coming down with it myself. :( Yuck!








Sunday, January 16, 2011

Love Cubed !

Hey there!
Today I have a project I put together for this week's PPA (Pals Paper Arts) challenge. I got a late start, and was amazed by some of the things the other stampers had submitted. Click HERE to take a look and play along! All beautiful stuff. So here's the inspiration photo we were given:
Doesn't it just sing "Valentine's Day"? Anyhow, I mostly just used the colors, and even added a little pink. Here's what I came up with:

I ordered these wooden cubes online and they come in all sizes-these are 1". Then I cut 1"x1" squares of Brushed Silver Cardstock and adhered them to all sides. I used a combination of letters from the "Just Perfect Alphabet" stamp set and several of the mini images included in the Filled With Love set to further embellish the sides of the cubes.
The 3x3 mini card uses the Impressions Rub-Ons that are available for a limited time in the Occasions Mini catalog. It's kind of hard to see, but if you look closely, I also pierced the edges using my Mat Pack.
Here's a close up of the two projects:

I hope you enjoyed today's project-check back tomorrow for a sneak preview of SPRING! Yes, I'm tired of the cold weather already, so I'm going to do a springtime project tomorrow. And remember if you want to get any of the supplies I used here today, just click HERE to visit my website and then click "shop now".



SWAP Time!

Hello Everyone!


Today I have a couple cards that I've made for some swaps I've joined on Stampin' Connection. (That's the demo only sharing forum created by Stampin' Up!)

The first one is a Birthday Card-I've noticed that I don't usually make birthday cards ahead of time. I find myself running to the craft room to throw one together the day before (or worse-the day OF) a friend's birthday. Well, not anymore! I've joined this swap so I'll have 12 fresh birthday card ideas in my hand, ready and waiting to be CASEd. Er...I mean...yeah, well-let's be honest-I LOVE TO CASE! So they probably will serve as models for my crazy copycat self. I hope they all come marked with the original artist's name, so I can give credit where it's due....


OK...so here's the card: the group I'm in required me to use the "Crazy for Cupcakes" stamp set.


Not a lot of complicated stuff to this card-just quite a few layers. And some marker action. I colored the image using my Stamp N Write markers. I ran the big white layer through the Big Shot with the polka dot texture folder and then glued it all together. Hmm...what else- oh yeah-the sentiment is from a new set called "Fabulous Phrases" and the little baby heart, is from the Heart to Heart punch....which I seem to only pull out around Valentine's Day. Hafta change that!

For the second swap, I had to make either a St. Patrick's Day or a Thank You OR a Girl's Birthday card. Well, I chose to make a Thank You card because I knew I wanted to use the Just Beleive stamp set with the stencil technique...




It's hard to see but I sprayed the main image with Vanilla Shimmer Mist. I love that stuff. Actually, I would have liked to use the Gold, but it's empty and I forgot to add it to my last order. So...until I place another order-Vanilla it is! Still pretty, just not "glowing" like the gold would have been.

Ok well, I look forward to reading your comments and suggestions-let me know what you think!

And remember, if you'd like to order any of the supplies I used here today, you can order them 24-7 at www.angelakhan.stampinup.net.

See ya next time!

Monday, January 10, 2011

MOJO Monday

Well, it's Monday, so for today's project I have a card I made using the MOJO Monday sketch. Here's the original sketch:
And here's what I came up with:



To make this card, I used Rose Red and Pretty In Pink, along with Very Vanilla. The large Rose Red layer took a trip through the Big Shot with the Vintage Wallpaper Texture Folder (one of my faves).
Then I used 2 different patterns of Designer Series Paper (both in Rose Red) for the top layer and embellished it with some Very Vanilla Seam Binding Ribbon and some leftover Pretty In Pink Corduroy Buttons from my stash of retired stuff. For a change of pace, I rounded two corners-I like the look of it like that.
The sentiment is from Seasonal Sentiments which I beleive was a hostess set in the Holiday Mini catalog. I stamped it in Rose Red ink and punched it (and it's faux mat) with the Decorative Label punch.
As a finishing touch, I added a couple self-adhesive pearls to the bottom right corner.
Well, that's all for today-short and sweet. If you'd like to play along with this week's sketch, you can find all the details HERE, and remember, if you'd like to get your hot little hands on any of the products I used here today, you can get them HERE from my online store which is always open 24-7!
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Thursday, January 6, 2011

Paper Pals Arts-2nd post for the day...

I'm back with a second post-for today's creation I wanted to participate in the Paper Pals Arts Challenge. The color combination for the current challenge is Baja Breeze, Perfect Plum, and Pear Pizzazz. Here's what I came up with:

The image is actually cropped from a piece of the new Designer Series Paper from the Occasions Mini Catalog called Botanical Gazette. It has all kinds of interesting prints ranging from birds and bird cages to moths and encyclopedia print-like paper.
I used a combination of Watercolor Pencils, Water Color Wonder crayons, and the inside lid of the ink pads to color the image and also to give some tint and definition to the background.
The Pear Pizzazz layer was given a little texture using the Big Shot and the Vintage Wallpaper Texture Folder and is popped up off the Baja Breeze card base with diensionals (sorry, that part doesn't show very well).
Another fantastic new product used here is the Baja Breeze Seam Binding Ribbon. I love this stuff, and am so glad they brought us some fresh new colors of it to use for Spring. I layered several loops of the seam binding and then secured them with an antique brad to form my multi-loop bow. Then I just attached the bow to the card with glue dots.
And last, but not least, I added a row of small pearls to the top, just because I like them! I'm still undecided if they go along with the rest of the card, so we'll see...maybe I'll do something different with it later.
Ok, well, if you'd like to play along, you can click HERE to go to the Stampin Pretty site and submit your link.
Thanks for stopping (back) by to check out my stuff...and remember if you'd like to order any of the supplies used for this project, you can access my site 24-7 at www.angelakhan.stampinup.net.


A Horse of a Different Color...

Hello again!

Today I have a couple cards for you. Well, actually, I have one card, done in two different color schemes. I first made this card at one of my upline meetings and while I originally questioned the color combination, it turned out beautifully. But every time I look at that card, I can't help but wonder what it would look like if I used a different color combination. So, I finally did! Let me know what you think and which is your favorite!


Supplies Used:

Card #1:Night of Navy, River Rock, and Whisper White cardstock

Night of Navy and River Rock ink

Just Beleive Stamp Set

Big Shot Machine and Two Tags Die

Word Window, 1 1/2" circle, and Scallop Circle Punches

Basic Black Satin Ribbon

Night of Navy Taffeta Ribbon

Self-Adhesive Rhinestones



Here's a closer picture of the 2nd card. I was hoping you'd be able to see the rhinestones that I added to the centers of the flowers, but they're still not really clear.
Ok well, sorry for the short post, but I'm off to create some more. I look forward to hearing from you, and remember, if you'd like to order any of the items used in today's project, please send me an email or visit my website 24-7 at www.angelakhan.stampinup.net.


Angela Khan

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Downline Projects

Hello again!

I know-it's even shocking to me that I'm here 2 days in a row! I told you, I'm DETERMINED!

OK-Today I wanted to share with you a set of projects that I CASED (all but one) and compiled as a package for my downline. 2 of the ladies who have joined my team this year are relatively new to stamping, and so to help them get more experience, one of the things I've decided to do is to prep (or semi-prep) several projects each month and have them complete them. I figure after a few months, they'll start to have a better feel for measuring and how layers go together and what-not. So, here are this month's projects.



This card and these two mini boxes were cased from Mary Fish. She has an awesome Online Video Class on how to make these and many other fabulous Valentine's Day projects. Please click HERE to check out her blog and purchase the Video Class.

This Petal Card Pouch is not a new idea-in fact, the Petal Card Die is now retired, but I wanted to show these ladies how simple a little treat can come together, and this seemed the perfect project to do that with.


For the last project, I have another beautiful card. This one was CASEd from Robin Merriman-she does beautiful work. I used different colors, and tweaked a few things, but other than that, it's the same card. Why change something that's already great, right? You can see the original HERE on her awesome blog.

Well, that's all for tonight! I'm off to bed! Don't forget, if you'd like more information , or to order any of the supplies used for this project, please visit my online store 24-7 at www.angelakhan.stampinup.net. Or send me an email! I'm happy to share (with the exception of instructions that belong to the awesome ladies mentioned above-for those, you have to ask them!)

Sunday, January 2, 2011

Happy New Year!


OK! So didja love how I said "I'm BAAACK!" and then immediately disappeared again? Yeah? Me too. However, I have made it one of my New Year's Resolutions for 2011 to blog more consistently. I have so many things to share, that I really just have to make the time to sit down and get it posted!



So, for my first post of the new year, I have a project that I created for a swap I participate in at one of my upline meetings. We usually do cards, but I was feeling really crafty, so I did a 3D swap. If you'd like more information on how to create this and other projects, please shoot me an email. I'm happy to share instructions, ideas, and helpful hints whenever I can. To order any of the supplies used, just click HERE to be taken to my website.
Supplies:


Cardstock: Tempting Turquoise, Real Red, So Saffron, Peach Parfait (just for the beaks),Early Espresso, Old Olive and Whisper White


Accessories: Play Date Designer Series Paper, 1/4" grosgrain ribbon in old olive and whisper white, Play Date file folders


Tools: Big Shot, Scallop Envelope Die, Large Scallop Circle Punch, Scallop Circle Punch, 1 1/4" circle punch, Bird Punch

Ok well, I hope you enjoyed this project-I'm off to create some more!