Saturday, November 8, 2008

Contact Me !

Contact Information:

Telephone: 416-290-6099 - can leave a message for Beverly,
E-mail: bstampingbeehive@gmail.com
Blog: bstampingbeehive.blogspot.com
Store: Here


Location for Workshops

#1 = 516-1680 Ellesmere Road, Scarborough, ON [ellesmere/mcCowan]
#2 = private workshops in customer's home/ or local neighborhood special events,
ask for details.

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Its Holiday Craft Time !!!

Update- To help kick off the season of crafting, I aim to host several workshops designed to give you 3 projects which are great for giving or showing to your family, friends & associates that you have the holiday spirit well in hand!

Holiday Extravaganza Workshops - are over now. However NEW WORKSHOP DATES will be announced very soon - please check back!
Each workshop has 2 different dates. Choose one and bring a friend if you like. All supplies provided except bring a pair of scissors.

* Note: no experience necessary, I will demonstrate all projects.

Location
516-1680 Ellesmere Road {McCowan}

Please consider joining my Monthly Stamp CLub! Details will be posted but you may contact me anytime to inquire. This club is the ideal way to have fun and learn some new techniques, experience new materials by getting a preview and earning free products and benefits. And wouldn't you like to be part of a group of like-minded friends? As they say: ' Birds of a feather flock together! '



Cost
Generally the cost is $25.oo plus tax* for 2-3 projects {reserve right to charge extra for more supplies if necessary}
*But - if you apply the $25.00 toward purchasing your own craft supplies from Stampin' Up! 's Catalogs- then you take the projects home free!

Also, spend a minimum of $75 before tax, and you will receive a complimentary Create-A-Calender '09 as a gift from me - this offer is extended to Jan 15th.

Serving up creativity while having fun! Remember to invite your friends along too!

I'll be happy to share any information with you - contact me! :)

Saturday, November 1, 2008

Wedding Mini-Album with SU! Kindred Spirits Stamp Set
































Here is an example of a mini-album I made to commemorate my friend Wendy's wedding this season.
Supplies:
On a blank mini-album purchased I used the beautiful stamp from my SU! Kindred Spirits Stamp Set. I used the Old Olive and River Rock Ink Pads. Soft clean, rag. Blank tags. Embellishments: red heart, gold corner peel-ons.
Technique:
1) First I prepared the pages by smoothing on some ink around the page edges with a soft, clean rag. You can add more ink as you desire. I also tapped the edges with the ink pad itself.
2) I stamped the botanical images onto the album and tags.
3) Using another flourish stamp, I added some detail.

By adding the stamped images throughout the mini-album, this provides the continuity the album needs but still allows the bride to add her own decorative touches and photos. I included some stamped, co-ordinating tags for her to use in the manner she would like - again, giving her options and control as well.

In the end, the my friend has a valuable resource for after her wedding, and its something personal that we both have contributed to!

Note: available in the Silhouette Collection as shown in the Fall-Winter Idea Catalog, 2008 SU!


ANOTHER PROJECT - SAME STAMP SET.
Student Notebook and Pencil Set.
Here I have made a booklet and matching pencil set for a student. They loved it....and its easy to do.
For the pencil: measure a length of decorative paper to match the length of the pencil from below the brass collar to end. Wrap the paper around the pencil to get a good fit, then apply a thin line of glue down the side of one edge - position that on the pencil, wrap it and apply another thin line of glue to the last side and hold down till its attached {I often use tacky glue for its quick-setting time}. Decorate it with a bit of ribbon at the top and - voila!

I also as a last thought, made some stamped images they can use to decorate inside or anywhere - just like a sticker. Giving people the ability to add their own touch - to be 'interactive' with the thoughtful gifts you give is a real fun booster!

By wrapping both notebook, and pencil together it looks just so polished and they will really feel special!


SU! Cards I've Made








Here are some examples of cards all using Stampin' Up! stamp sets I have made in recent months. More to come!