Let’s build a Bouquet

Hi Crafters, just wanted to post a video of a project we will be working on in April 😉 if you haven’t ordered one yet , you should, it is a must have..I will be posting my April Class schedule soon.

To order please visit my Stampin Store Here and click on SHOP And look under kits.

Indescribable Gift Embossed Greeting Card

Hi Crafters,

I’ve been having so much fun using my Aqua Painter and the Indescribable Gift stamp set. I was playing around this morning with these items and decided to combine my Embossing tool along with some embossing powder and this is the card i came up with! I love how the embossed image resists the ink and keeps it white, Isn’t it so pretty and springy!!

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I will be teaching this technique in my Embossing Class on Saturday March 28th from 1:00 pm-3:00 pm.

Cost for the Class is $50.00, and you get to take home your own embossing kit which includes:

Embossing Tool

Iridescent Ice Stampin’ Embossing Powder

Embossing Buddy

VersaMark Pad

4 Kraft Gift Boxes

Simply Wonderful Stamp Set

If you can not make it to my class but would still like to receive this GREAT deal please click the Paypal button below and don’t forget to include your Address so I can have it shipped directly to you.

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Thanks so much for stopping and I hope you enjoyed today’s project.

Unique Blog Hop – What Inspires Me

Good Morning Crafters,

A couple weeks ago one of my new friends Carol asked if I wanted to take part in this “Unique Blog Hop” and of course I said yes!! but when it came time to prepare for this post, I started getting nervous and of course intimidated because I had never taken part in one of these before, but I got over it and here I am and there you are reading this post 🙂 so let me go ahead and introduce my self, My Name is Valentina, I am from Glendale, CA,  33, and a mother of two.  My love for paper crafting began when I was a little girl, paper, stamps, crayons, markers, stickers and craft stuff used to get me excited and till this day I still get excited over paper, stamps and ink, That is why I became a Stampin’ Up Demonstrator, So I can share my love of paper crafting with you. If you would like to check out Carols awesome post from last week go right ahead, she is a pretty awesome crafter.

As part of the HOP we are asked a series of questions to kinda give you an idea of who we are and why we do what we do.

The first question is…

“WHAT AM I WORKING ON”

well I am actually working on lots of projects, since I hold various classes throughout the week, I am constantly trying to come up with new projects or watching videos on YouTube and making the projects my own. But at this particular moment I am working on a recipe book and some holiday invitations. Holiday Bazzarr and Boutiques are coming up so I am also getting ready for those..lot’s of work, but I love every bit of it!!

 

THIS IS THE RECIPE BOOK I AM MAKING, THESE ARE THE PAGES THAT ARE DONE

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THESE ARE THE HOLIDAY INVITATIONS I AM WORKING ON

 

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Second question is…

” HOW DOES MY WORK DIFFER FROM OTHERS IN THE GENRE”

I am not sure if it really does differ from the others in the paper crafting world, because we all have our own styles and techniques, some of us use stamps, some are into mixed media, some are into scrap-booking, and so on,  but we all share the same love which is paper 🙂 I think the only way I may differ from the rest of the paper crafters is that when I am creating, and I get an idea for another project, I have to make it as so as I am thinking about it, so you can imagine how my work area looks, but who knows, maybe the rest of the paper crafting world is nuttier than I am…lol it’s ok to be nuts, after-all we love paper… lol.

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Third question is…

“WHY DO I CREATE WHAT I DO”

Because this is who I am, I love paper, embellishments, stamps, and stuff…lol If I didn’t create I wouldn’t be being true to myself. Paper crafting is my relaxation, some people garden, knit, clean, or take walks to relax but I CREATE.  There was a sign that I seen and it totally describes why I do what I do, and I will share it with you because I am sure a lot of you can relate.

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Fourth question is….

“HOW DOES MY CREATIVE PROCESS WORK AND HOW DO I GET AND STAY INSPIRED”

Well as far as how my creative process works…sometimes it doesn’t..lol like just the other day I was at my desk trying to come up with some designs for Holiday Cards, but for some reason it was so hard, I made 4 different cards, but I was not happy with any of them, I then turned to Pinterest and You-Tube but it didn’t help, so instead of getting frustrated, I got up from my desk and had to walk away so I ended up watching previously recorded shows of Big Brother that I had missed…lol I still haven’t given it another try but I will, so for those of you who have experienced the same thing, some times you just have to walk away!! lol

My inspirations come from many things, like I said I watch a lot of great crafters on YouTube and see some pretty cool things on Pinterest or Etsy, and I will either make them my own or create something totally different. I stay inspired because this is what I love to do, I lay in bed thinking about projects and “what will I make tomorrow” or “what if I used these dimensions” or “No that box would be a cute treat holder” lol I am constantly thinking and that is how I stay inspired.

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I have chosen 3 very talented paper crafters who will be sharing with you next Monday, September 8, I know you will enjoy as much as I do!

1. Andrea Cimino from Garden of Creativity,  She is a very talented Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator who makes the cutest photo mini albums, I love her projects. I had the pleasure of meeting her for the first time at our Stampin’ Up! Convention CREATE INSPIRE SHARE 2014.

2. Brittany Simbolon from Inky Fingers, Brittany is another pretty awesome Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator, who I also met and got to hang with at CREATE INSPIRE SHARE 2014. Check out her blog for the cutest projects, I look forward to her creations and I know you will too!

3. Kara Golby from iStampin, Kara is another very talented Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator, she has some amazing projects and videos, check out her blog you will love it, especially the intro music to her tutorials. 🙂

 

I had the pleasure of meeting all three ladies at our Stampin’ Up Convention back in July, and we all came home inspired and ready to show you what kind of talent we have!

I hope you enjoyed my post and I want to thank Carol for inviting me the “HOP”

Thanks for stopping by and I hope to see you again!

I’M EXCITED & YOU WILL BE TOO!!!

For one week only–August 21-28–If you Join my team for just $99 you will receive $150.00 worth of products (your choice) in your starter kit!!! How awesome is this!!!

 

     So for those of you who have been wanting to Join Stampin” Up! and be a part of my creative team now is the time!!!

150.00 worth of Stampin’ Up! product WHOO! HOO! OMG!! I’m excited for you…lol 

ALSO….everyone who signs up to be a part of my Stamping team will be entered into a drawing for a chance to win a $50.00 Gift Certificate to Stampin’ Up! so you have a chance to have $200.00 in FREE Stampin’ Up! Products. Geez this is awesome!!!

 

 

SO YOU HOMEWORK FOR TODAY IS TO VISIT

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AND CREATE A WISH LIST OF WHAT YOU WANT IN YOUR NEW KIT. BECAUSE TOMORROW IS THE BIG DAY, WHOO!! HOO!

 

 

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Thanks for stopping by and if you have any questions please feel free to

send me an email, call or text me anytime!!

 

Last chance for your July Incentive

As most of you know, This is my gift to you for placing an order in July,

you will receive a kit to make this

“Ridiculously Amazing”

note card holder

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I have included our weekly deals on this page so you can take advantage of

some really cool stuff at a really cool price!!

The Bigz Bow die is must have 🙂 I love it

If you need help placing an order let me know!!

 

Weekly Deals

You make the WORLD a better place!!

Good Morning crafters,

This card that I’m sharing with you was inspired by scraps of paper laying on my desk!! I seen the strips and thought all the colors would look fun together along with using the Starurst Saying stamp set from STAMPIN’ UP! 

I am really happy with the way it came out and I thought i’d share with you to give you some ideas for your next project.

Have an awesome day & stay crafty!!!

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Hello and Welcome

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My name is Valentina, I am super new to blogging, I know it has been around for years now but hey I guess I’m a little on the slow train, lol I am going to do my best to keep you updated on classes, tutorials, promotions, and contests that I would like to run from time to time ( those should be fun) So let me tell you a little about my self. I am 33, married and have 2 amazing kids, a 9 year old and a 2 year, they both just had birthdays in January so you can only imagine how busy I was, I’m just glad it’s over now I can focus more on putting this blog together and my love for paper crafting.  I am all about learning and teaching new things. I’m finding that teaching my craft is something I really enjoy doing. I have different teaching techniques to accommodate ages 5 and up. The key is to have fun doing what you love to do and I absolutely love what I do, I am confident that you will too. Please follow my blog and stay updated on exciting and fun tutorials, updates and classes, thanks again for stopping by, see you soon!