Fall Fest With Holiday Invitation For Festive Spooky Halloween Awesomeness

Several days ago I announced on Instagram that I had a cool surprise to share with you on Thursday… Well… TODAY IS THURSDAY.  I was asked a week ago to be a featured guest on a local TV show called SA Live, and they are having different guests come on and share fun different Halloween themed demonstrations and projects.

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I was asked to demonstrate a festive Halloween invitation that would be quick and easy to put together.  Of course I said YES and the “simple and quick” was RIGHT UP MY ALLEY!!!  Here is what I am going to demonstrate-

Holiday Invitation by Stampin' Up! to create simple and quick invitations like this fun and spooky invite by http://www.handstampedstyle.com

I am also showing how to complete the project with a few simple details on the inside of the invitation.

Holiday Invitation by Stampin' Up! to create simple and quick invitations like this fun and spooky invite by http://www.handstampedstyle.com

Before I came up with these adorable invites I had suggested a fun Halloween decor project, but I only have 3-1/2 min. to demo, SO the invitation fit the bill better for time constraints.  However I HAVE to show you what my first submission was-

Fall Fest creates ALL kinds of seasonal projects like this FUN votive luminary project by http://www.handstampedstyle.com

I created these to decorate my spooky mantel for the Halloween season and the FUN thing about this cute little project is that there are little battery operated candles inside these boxes… so in a dim room they look like this-  keep in mind that my camera doesn’t like to take pictures in low light so the pic is SUPER blurry but I HAD to show you what they look like in action!

Fall Fest creates ALL kinds of seasonal projects like this FUN votive luminary project by http://www.handstampedstyle.com

So, I have another FUN surprise for you as well…. Tomorrow, you can watch me LIVE on the show to demonstrate the adorable invites above you just use THIS LIKE TO SEE THE SA LIVE STREAM OF THE SHOW and then since of course there is a SHORT time frame to see this project- I will be posting tutorial videos here on my site Friday at 1 PM, as soon as the show airs the video tutorials will be live here to see.

Yes, that’s right… BOTH projects will have video tutorials to see.  These are SIMPLE but seriously FUN projects to create and use them in your home.  I am just in love with these projects they were SO awesome and fun to make, I can’t wait to share them!!

Be sure to LIKE ME ON FACEBOOK so you can see the behind the scenes shenanigans that go on tomorrow!  I always like to share the more “in the moment” happenings on my Facebook page- it’s so instant and the engagement that can happen there is SO awesome!  Get ready, and grab your note pad and pen… we are going to have some serious FUN tomorrow., so be sure to come on back!!

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Awesome Rewards For My Amazing Stampers!

Don’t you just LOVE being rewarded?  Yesterday in my Simple Stamping Class some of my newest stampers were placing orders full of cool products that we used in class and one of the ladies made a joke about a preferred customer program.  It occurred to me that I failed to tell these awesome ladies about my loyalty program! HOW COULD I???

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Meet my awesome dancing friends and now new stampers- Esthella and Abigail, these ladies are SO FUN!! I Love sharing what I do with my friends from the gym, and these ladies have been having so much fun in my stamping classes too, and yesterday I was able to tell them about my LOYALTY PROGRAM for my customers.  If you are new to me and aren’t familiar with this program of mine, let me share some brief details…

For every $35 you spend on Stampin’ Up! products with ME, Erin Gonzales, selected as your Demonstrator you get a stamp on a loyalty card…

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This program rewards you for your purchases!

Then once the card is filled you get a $35 gift certificate that you can use on anything Hand Stamped Style- that’s right, use it on catalog product, classes, kits, whatever… you basically get $35 cash from me.  PLUS since Abigail had brought a NEW friend to class with her last time, she actually got to come to yesterday’s class for FREE!!!  It’s all part of my CUSTOMER REWARDS PROGRAM- there are SO many ways that I thank and reward my customers.  When you REGISTER FOR A CLASS or refer a friend to JOIN MY HOSTESS CLUB that’s new to HSS then you get to come to your next class for FREE!!

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REFER YOUR FRIENDS AND WIN BIG WITH HAND STAMPED STYLE!

If you want to be rewarded for your referrals and purchases then connect with me, you can check out my STAMPIN’ UP! ONLINE STORE and check out my CLASS SCHEDULE and then be sure to share it with ALL your friends, family and anyone else you really like to be with (because who wants to do things with those they don’t really like, LOL!!!)  Make it simple and use the SHARE buttons at the bottom of this post to share this TODAY!!

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How To Make a Punch Art Spider From An Owl Punch

 Last year I spent the entire month of October creating different punch art pieces using the OWL PUNCH, that’s right 31 straight days of different punch art pieces- it was awesome!!  I was thrilled to be able to recreate one of my most popular pieces for this weeks sketch challenge over at Hand Stamped Sentiments- which is a SUPER fun sketch.

 It’s time for a little spider spooky punch art tutorial… who’s ready?!

How to make a punch art spider using the owl punch from Stampin' Up! http://www.handstampedstyle.com

This is the completed card, I know… the spider web embossing folder is no longer available, BUT you will have to pry this baby out of my cold dead hands… cause it’s awesome sauce and I will never get rid of it!!  It’s the perfect embellishment to this (or any other spooky card for that matter) spooky card!  Can you see what I did to the web??

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This is the sketch that we were to recreate for this months sketch challenge, it’s super FUN and can be recreated with any theme.  I am in a total Halloween mode currently… I have spookiness on the brain! You HAVE to pop over and play along with us at Hand Stamped Sentiments, it’s so much fun and really pushes you to be creative within your own talents.  It’s SO much fun!!

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How to create a punch art spider using the Owl Punch

STEP 1- First you are going to start out with a 1″ circle punch, Owl Punch, and large square punch.  You will cut away the ears from the owl because they won’t be needed.  Then, although it’s noted here you will want to wait until ALL your pieces are cut out, sponge the edges of all the pieces with white craft ink.

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STEP 2- here is how you create the legs, first take your square punch and punch out a small portion of the black card stock like shown in the far left photo, then move the punch up slightly to get a thin strip of black card stock showing, like in the far right photo.  When you punch it out it will look like the bottom photo, you repeat this 6 times to create 6 legs, if you continue to move up each time you punch then you will end up with larger and larger pieces which works great for the different sizes for the spider.

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STEP 3- Place some glue on the head portion of the owl punch, and secure the 1″ circle shape there.  Then lay your legs out the way you want them to look, place a small dot of glue on each of the ends, then press your spider body down on the legs to secure them to the body.

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Then when you have it completely assembled you will add the face.  I adhered some googlie eyes and drew on a mouth using my singo gel pen- super easy and stinkin’ cute!!!

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I decided to make the web look more life like by placing dazzling details to the web, I even left the clumpy pieces that shot out cause I thought it made it look even more lifelike!  I hope that you enjoyed it.  Give it a shot and make one for yourself, PLEASE send me a pic so I can share with all the HSS Fans on my Facebook page!!

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Want to get even more included in your Starter Kit when you JOIN STAMPIN’ UP!??  Well NOW is the time, don’t forget about the PICK A PACK promotion going on, when you JOIN MY TEAM you can select FREE PAPER!! Check out all the details for this promotion HERE, and if you have questions about the possibility of becoming a demonstrator please feel free to contact me- let’s chat.  Literally that’s all we will do, I am no pushy overbearing weirdo… I am weird, but not a weirdo, LOL!!

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Noel Card Kit Available For A Limited Time Just Like the Holiday Suppliment

Just when you thought your wishlist from the STAMPIN’ UP! HOLIDAY CATALOG was long out comes theHOLIDAY SUPPLEMENT from Stampin’ Up! There are additional products, kits and more available in this awesome little add-on to the Holiday Catalog.

Holiday Suppliment Catalog from Stampin' Up! and http://www.handstampedstyle.com

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The products in the HOLIDAY SUPPLEMENT are only available WHILE SUPPLIES LAST or until Dec. 31st.  If there is something in it that you just HAVE to have, I recommend you get it NOW before the product sells out!!  So now you have 2 resources for inspiration of festive projects to recreate at home.  Just wait to see the fun things that I have planned for November- samples coming this week!!

I have something exciting to announce on Thursday… so stay tuned for more details to come.

If you came to my CHRISTMAS CARD STAMP CAMP PART 1 then you should be gearing up to attend the STAMP CAMP PART 2 on Nov. 1st.  I have another surprise for a lucky select few…  if you missed out on getting your Christmas cards done in a flash as part of the awesome offering I gave for my CHRISTMAS CARD STAMP CAMP PART 1, don’t fret… I have a plan, but only for 6 lucky stampers.

PURCHASE A NOEL CARD KIT TODAY and get an invite to the STAMP CAMP PART 2 to create your cards in a flash!

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That’s right, when you purchase the kit you get to come to my Stamp Camp Pt.2 and create your kits so you too can be Holiday ready before Thanksgiving!!  What’s in the kit? EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO MAKE 16 NOEL CARDS!

You get 16 card bases, 16 pre-printed NOEL tags, stitched star garland for 16 cards, stamp set, real red ink, adhesive, and envelopes.  Plus you will get to take part in the prizes and FUN of the follow Stamp Camp experience.

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Making these cards are super simple and you can even embellish the envelopes for your adorable cards!  So if you didn’t get to select a Christmas Card to make at the Stamp Camp Part 1, you can get in on Part 2 by purchasing this kit.

making christmas cards in a flas using the Paper Pumpkin Noel Card kit complete with all supplies needed!! http://www.handstampedstyle.com

Grab your NOEL kit today, the kicker is… there are ONLY 6 KITS AVAILABLE and once they are gone, they’re gone.  You don’t have to be local to get these kits, you can select the BY MAIL option and have the kit mailed to you, note only US addresses.

Want even more Stampin’ Up! Benefits?? Did you know that I had 4 Hostesses spend roughly $76- $125 this month and ALL received the GOOD GREETINGS exclusive Hostess stamp set for FREE!!  How did they do that when the qualifying order amount is $300??  Simple… they are part of my HSS HOSTESS CLUB.  So they had the power of the club to help them earn that exclusive stamp set for FREE!!  If you want the power of the club to help you earn FREE HOSTESS REWARDS then you need to JOIN MY HOSTESS CLUB TODAY!!  I have 2 spots for my club starting in November, and these spots fill quick!  CLICK HERE TO JOIN TODAY, have questions?  EMAIL ME and lets chat and get your questions answered.  You can live anywhere in the US and be a part of the Hostess Club- JOIN TODAY!

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How To Create LOTS Of Cute Cards In A Snap!

When in need of some simple and quick cards I always turn to NOTE CARD KITS which makes creating LOTS of cards in a snap a total breeze!  I am prepping for a few Vendor events coming up soon, and I decided to pair these adorable WATERCOLOR NOTE CARD KITS for FREE when you purchase the FABULOUS FOUR SET!!

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This stamp set is great for lots of different occasions.

Let me show you what I did in a snap with these adorable NOTE CARD KITS and a package of Rhinestones of course, LOL!!

When in need of some simple and quick cards I always turn to WATERCOLOR NOTE CARD KITS which makes creating LOTS of cards in a snap a total breeze!

The Watercolor Note Cards come with these adorable printed card bases, there are 20 total (4 each of 5 different designs).  I used a few coordinating inks and the sentiments from FABULOUS FOUR set, but if you were limited using Basic Grey or Black would work just as well.

When in need of some simple and quick cards I always turn to WATERCOLOR NOTE CARD KITS which makes creating LOTS of cards in a snap a total breeze!

When in need of some simple and quick cards I always turn to WATERCOLOR NOTE CARD KITS which makes creating LOTS of cards in a snap a total breeze!

When in need of some simple and quick cards I always turn to WATERCOLOR NOTE CARD KITS which makes creating LOTS of cards in a snap a total breeze!

When in need of some simple and quick cards I always turn to WATERCOLOR NOTE CARD KITS which makes creating LOTS of cards in a snap a total breeze!

When in need of some simple and quick cards I always turn to WATERCOLOR NOTE CARD KITS which makes creating LOTS of cards in a snap a total breeze!

These are so simple and quick to create, and just think you would be completely prepared for any occasion that may arise.  If you want in on this FAB offer EMAIL ME today and I will give you a special HOSTESS CODE to purchase the FABULOUS FOUR set with and I will send out your FREE Watercolor Note Card Set!!

Be sure to PASS THIS OFFER ALONG TO YOUR FRIENDS AND FAMILY, simply use the SHARE BUTTONS at the bottom of this post, if you are viewing this in your email then CLICK HERE to view the post on my site and use the share buttons to recommend this to your friends.

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Project Life Really Is Life Made Simple

Preserving special memories and life’s unforgettable moments is overwhelming for many of us, especially when we think of traditional scrapbooking… you have page titles, themes, photo mats, cropping and trimming just to name a few requirements.  That is one (or several) of the reasons I have hesitated getting fully engulfed into it.  Then Project Life came along and it really has changed the way I think of an preserve my memories.  It’s SO incredibly simple it almost gives us anxiety, but it shouldn’t because some things in life should be simple, right?

In this month’s class we will be making an entire album in one class.  You will make a SEASONAL SNAPSHOT album, let me give you a glimpse of what some of the pages samples.

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What’s great is with these Card Collections and Pocket Pages you really can effortlessly put together a complete album in less than 2 hours, plus with the Accessory Kits you can embellish to your hearts content!

Simple Project Life Seasonal Snapshot album is a snap http://www.handstampedstyle.com

The SEASONAL SNAPSHOT Card Collection comes with everything to create Back-to-School, Halloween, Fall/Thanksgiving, and Christmas pages.  It’s an all-in-one kit for sure!

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Of course there are spaces left for photo’s to be dropped in- this way once the Season is over you have your pages ready to slip your memories right into, then you do a little journaling and BAM- you’re done!

Simple Project Life Seasonal Snapshot album is a snap http://www.handstampedstyle.com

The sample pages shown are the smaller 6×8 size, but you can fit 3×4 and 4×6 photos in these pocket pages.  Remember that the 12×12 pages are also an option with this class to, so if you are a 12×12 kinda gal, not to worry.

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I just LOVE the designs and cards that are available in this collection, PLUS you will have lots left over depending on what size pocket pages you choose.  I will also have some samples of things you could do with those extra pieces as well.  Those tutorials will be part of the video demonstrations, but we won’t be making them in class.

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I created this book for my kids, they are getting old enough now where they take their own photos.  They helped me select the cards for these layouts and each of them have a book.  Once they drop their photos in they will be able to journal away.

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Of course you can determine if you want to recreate the layouts exactly like the samples or put your own creativity to work and change things up.  I will have a variety of things to put your own finishing touches on your pages like card stock, punches, stamps, ink, embossing folders and framelits just to name a few.  It’s not required that you bring photos with you to class, but you are welcome to if you want to create a book for previous years.  This class is so simple but so fun and who can’t use 2 hours to sit down, distraction free to create a memory album for the entire season?

When you register for this class, what comes with it?

Seasonal Snapshot Card Collection, Your choice of 12×12 or 6×8 pocket pages, Seasonal Snapshot Accessory Kit (or you can substitute the Accessory Kit for the 6×8 album)- PLUS you get access to the online project video demonstrations for the album AND all the alternative projects that will be displayed.

To attend the LOCAL CLASS, REGISTRATION ENDS TOMORROW!!!  So Hurry and click the button below to register NOW, class dates are SAT. OCT. 25th from 2-4 PM and TUE. OCT. 28th from 11-1 PM.

This class is also available BY MAIL, which means everything will be shipped straight to you- and you will be able to follow along with the video demonstrations and of course everyone that registers for the class will have access to the printable step-by-step .PDF tutorials as well.

REGISTER TODAY!!

Preserve your holiday memories in a simple and fun way by creating a Seasonal Snapshot Project Life Album, REGISTER TODAY and create it with friends!!

Rootin’ Tootin’ Yee-Haw Is How We Do!

ALL THE BEST-ES LIVE IN TEXAS, lol!! Ok, so I don’t truly believe that but thought it was pretty funny when I came up with it in my head… and for those of you who aren’t married to a George Straight die hard, then you wouldn’t know he sings a song called “All My Ex-s Live In TX”.  So clearly I wasn’t THAT creative with the recreation.

I was given the assignment recently to create a “Texas” themed card by a friend of mine.  We have a welcome lunch next week for my Fitness Instructors Mom who just moved to San Antonio from CA.  We want to welcome her in true TX style, so we are all bringing native foods for her to experience… there will be a lot of spice!!  As part of this party we are giving her a basket filled with TX staples and goodies, and to accompany the basket… this perfectly themed card using YEE-HAW from Stampin’ Up!

Yee-Haw Set for a New Texan by http://www.handstampedstyle.com

I LOVE this set, YEE-HAW, probably because it comes in handy for situations like this.  I designed this card using the sketch we are working with this month from Stampin’ Celebration, check it out- it’s super fun!!

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I decided that the little sentiment area would be a great place for a lasso, oh and in case you hadn’t noticed- the lasso is glittered out!!  Because what newly deemed cowgirl can respectfully call herself a cowgirl without a glittery lasso??  I don’t think you can personally.  But the glitter doesn’t stop there…

I decided to create a sweet little glimmery 5 gal hat for the inside of the card.  Why just 5 gal??  Because she’s a lady of course… no woman carts around a 10 gal hat here in TX.  It’s hard enough chasing after the tumbleweed in a 5 gal hat alone…

Yee-Haw Set for a New Texan by http://www.handstampedstyle.com

I stamped the words down (which because this set is photopolymer and completely clear- placement was a breeze!!) then I cut out my cute little 5 gal hat from some Pink Pirouette card stock, colored the band with some strawberry slush marker and then adhered it straight to the inside of the card.  But then came the icing, literally… I covered the hat with a luscious yummy thick layer of Dazzling Details.  SOOOOOOO PRETTY!!

It’s your turn!!  Take a few minuets today and create something using the inspiration sketch for this months challenge.  Submit it to the challenge and not only will you get a chance to be selected as the Party Pick but you will get to see all kinds of inspirations from other amazing paper crafters.  Give it a go!!  Remember to register for your favorite classes this month too, they are coming up quick, kits and space is limited so click the images below to get more info and to REGISTER TODAY!!

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Picking Is Hard To Do- So Have It ALL!!

It’s a busy day, this Fourteenth of October.  There is a lot to take advantage of, for one there are still a LOT of classes coming up this month- have you registered for your favorites??  I am limiting the number of people in each class so that those attending, so the class assistance doesn’t get unmanageable for me.  Therefor, if you see a class you like I recommend that you register for it sooner than later so you don’t miss out.

Let’s see what’s coming up-

SIMPLE STAMPING CLASS Sat. Oct. 18th 11-1 PM & Tue. Oct. 21st 11-1 PM REGISTRATION CLOSES THURSDAY!!!

Simple Stamping Class with http://www.handstampedstyle.comThen we are taking our BLENDABILITIES to a new level… in this month’s BLENDABILITIES UNLEASHED CLASS Sat. Oct. 18th 2-4 PM

Blendabilities Unleashed Kickoff Class with http://www.handstampedstyle.comYes, you are seeing this right… my BLENDABILITIES 101 CLASS is Sat. Oct. 18th from 2-4 PM as well, these classes are usually small enough to allow me to pop back and forth in between projects and techniques.  There is a lot of playing and getting familiar with the products in this class you will leave a PRO!

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This monthly local and online class will get you completely comfortable with Blendabilities!

Need some time to get away and stamp or get creative with the girls??  Then get your projects togehter and come on down… let’s CUT THE SCRAP at my OPEN CRAFT NIGHT!!

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Then we are going to make the most of this kit in the SIMPLY AMAZING KIT CLASS Sat. Oct. 25th from 11-1 PM, and although in the video demonstrations for the class you will learn all sorts of cool tips and alternative projects for this kit in the local class we will be making 16 cards and a variety of gift card envelopes.  This class is going to be a blast!!

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This class has such variety and options its crazy!!

Last but absolutely not least… we will be making an adorable SEASONAL SNAPSHOT album in this months PROJECT LIFE MADE SIMPLE CLASS Sat. Oct. 25th 2-4 PM.  This is a super simple class and if you have been hesitant to try this product, don’t be… these pages couldn’t be easier and I am so excited to help you create an entire album in no time!!  It was SUPER windy yesterday so I will post pics of the class project tomorrow but this is the kit we will be using to create the album.

Seasonal Snapshot Card Collection from Project Life by Stampin' Up! with http://www.handstampedstyle.com

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Before you run off to register for all your favorites, be sure to check out the CURRENT WEEKLY DEALS that just started today- they are so AWESOME!!!

Weekly Deals from Stampin' Up! good through Oct. 20th 2014 from http://www.handstampedstyle.com

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You have lots to do today!!  Register for your FAVORITE classes before the spots and kits are gone, and be sure to pop over to my Stampin’ Up! store to grab your FAVE products at a screamin’ deal this week.  Remember that these prices are only good through the 20th, wait too long and you will miss out!!

Fun Things On Facebook

Are you missing out on impromptu tips or hilarious happenings from HSS? If you aren’t a FACEBOOK FAN of HAND STAMPED STYLE then the answer is most likely, yes.  This last weekend I announced an event that I was invited to take part in, and only those that FOLLOW ME ON FACEBOOK heard about it.  It’s called CHRISTMAS IN OCTOBER-

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Live in San Antonio TX, and want to get a head start on your Holiday shopping- stop by!!

There will be all kinds of vendors there from myself, where I will have all kinds of things from seasonal teacher/co-worker gifts to stamps and other creative tools, but there are a wide variety of other vendors as well.  You could quite possibly get ALL your shopping done in one evening.  Vendors like Abby’s Fine Jewelry, Younique Makeup, Velata Fondue, Scentsy Candles, and Grace Adele Bags just to name a few.  It will be a fun evening. You can get all the details HERE or click the image above.

If you RSVP for this event on my FACEBOOK PAGE I am entering you into a special surprise drawing for a FREE GIFT from me!!  I will have gifts and cards for every season from Halloween to Christmas, and almost everything in between.  There are kits and other FAB products as well.  COME BY AND POKE AROUND.

Take a moment and FOLLOW ME ON FACEBOOK, many have told me that they don’t bother with Facebook because it’s a time suck for them.  I would have to agree.  However there are ways to prevent that from happening and STILL be able to be part of the HSS community there.  The problem is that many try to stay informed in Facebook through their news-feed… and that will be overwhelming and derail all of us from staying focused.  I would recommend checking out my FACEBOOK PAGE directly.  This way you aren’t distracted with all the updates and food pics from your friends and family, when you don’t want to be.

Go straight to the source and see all the helpful tips, videos, updates, and more there directly on my FACEBOOK PAGE.  Something else to note, since Facebook decides for you what it is that YOU want to see- you won’t always see my updates in your feed.  SHOCKING I KNOW, but so very true!!  If you don’t interact with me or my posts often enough (either through comments, sharing, or liking) then Facebook assumes that you are not that interested and fills your feed with other items… many of which people have paid to put there.

There are 3 IMPORTANT THINGS TO REMEMBER when it comes to Facebook-

1) CHECK MY FACEBOOK PAGE DIRECTLY to avoid all the fluff when you don’t have time for it.

2) INTERACT WITH ME & MY POSTS by liking, sharing, and commenting on my posts to convey to Facebook that you in fact are interested in my updates and want to have them placed in your feed.

3) BECOME A HSS FACEBOOK FAN by liking me on Facebook- this way you are ensuring your feed updates for HSS by telling Facebook that you want to see more.

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Say It With A Custom Overlay Tutorial

As I was creating some of my PROJECT LIFE pages I was stamping on one of the photos… and to be honest I really didn’t like the way it was turning out… I am pretty sure over time the chemicals from the ink will eventually deteriorate the photo, and I started thinking, “How can I get this effect without stamping?”  Well fast forward a few weeks…

I was prepping for the upcoming PROJECT LIFE MADE SIMPLE CLASS for this month and in the accessory kit for the card collection being used was this adorable laser printed overlay- THAT’S IT!!

Seasonal Snapshot Overlays

I knew that was my answer for getting the effect of stamping on my photos without having to actually do it!!  Then I thought, well this overlay is cute but I want more versatility… how can I recreate this same effect??  So I tried to create some of my own, let me show you how I did it.

STEP 1- Cut a window sheet to the size of the pocket you want to use it in, either 3×4″ or 4×4″ or 6×4″

STEP 2- Open your catalog to select your desired image, I recommend using a fairly large image that is easy to trace.

STEP 3- To create a white overlay, trace the first image using the CHALK MARKER, then go back over the image with the WHITE SINGO GEL PEN

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STEP 4- To create colored overlays, place the window sheet over the catalog image you want and using the blunt end of Blendabilities marker trace the image.

Creating Custom Overlays for Project Life pocket pages http://www.handstampedstyle.com

Now you can create ALL kinds of overlays for your pages or even use them on cards- the possibilities are endless!  Oh and something else you can do with your white overlays- use your SILVER or GOLD MARKERS over top the white layer and give a metalic effect to the overlay.

Creating Custom Overlays for Project Life pocket pages http://www.handstampedstyle.com

Here is what the images look like when they are laid over photos, I have to say that these overlays were not created with these pictures in mind, so they don’t fit or aren’t placed properly to accent the photos shown but I would select something more custom if I was making the overlays for this page.

Creating Custom Overlays for Project Life pocket pages http://www.handstampedstyle.com

I would have selected a brighter or lighter background photo for this overlay, and I wouldn’t have journaled on the photo in the space for the overlay either… but you get the idea.

Creating Custom Overlays for Project Life pocket pages http://www.handstampedstyle.com

Give it a try, get some window sheets and your markers, pens and blendabilities out and HAVE FUN!!  Don’t have these supplies??  Well you can snag them from my STAMPIN’ UP! ONLINE STORE today and remember that you are rewarded for your business with my CUSTOMER LOYALTY PROGRAM!!  For every $35 you spend (prior ship/tax) you get a stamp on your REWARD CARD, once your card is full you get a $35 GIFT CERTIFICATE!!

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