Saturday, September 13, 2014

Playing with Baby Town by Sweet Stamp Shop

Sweet Stamp Shop Baby
Hello friends! I am here to share a card I created using the Sweet Stamp Shop brand new release stamp set "Baby Town".
I have a weakness for baby stamp sets, and this set with the adorable elephant and the store front building has a little something for everyone. I used a very easy paper folding technique to my card. All you do is place your card stock on a score board and score evey two lines. Then fold it like an accordion  and gently press to make the fold lie down flat. Easy! 
I am happy you stopped by today, and I hope you have a fantastic weekend!
Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Sweet Stamp Shop September Release!

                                                  (Card created using "Cheese Please". )

    Hello friends! I am happy to be joining Sweet Stamp Shop for my first "official" release. I love this release, such cute designs. If you like what you see, visit the Sweet Stamp Shop and see the FULL September release reveal. If you do order a set, or maybe even two,  tell Nicole I sent ya!! (Veronica) ! I'll share my prize. ;)

Just Add Coffee
(Card created using "Coffee Town".)
Monday, September 8, 2014

Halloween Is Just Around The Corner!


Ok, so usually I am not that into making Halloween cards, but this year I made an exception. Stampin' Up released ADORALE photopolymer (clear) sets in the Holiday catalog that I just had to have.  I used 3 different SU ets to make this card. First, my hill side from "White Christmas".

Next the spoooooky house from "Holiday Home".
                                            I also used the pumpkin, spider web and bats from this set.

I stamped the moon using a small circle from "What's  Your Type", another cute Stampin' Up! photopolymer set!
If you would like to order any of these sets I would love to be your Stampin' Up! demonstrator!
Please visit my online shop to order, and have your packages shipped directly to YOU!
Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful day!

Friday, September 5, 2014

Best Day Ever - Playing With The Papertrey Ink County Fair Make-It-Market Kit

The Best
       Hello! Life in our house has been kind of crazy lately. We just seem to have gotten settled in from vacation, and next thing we know we are packing to move! We've been looking for a home in a particular area for quite sometime, and things just happened to take off like wildfire. So, in two weeks we will be moving about 30 minutes away. Anyways, we are excited!
To create my card I used the Papertrey Ink County Fair Make-It-Market kit. I love this kit so much. My card is pretty self explanatory. All stamps are from the kit. My bright pop of blue is the Stampin' Up! in-color Coastal Cabana. All of the ink I used to stamp is also from SU.
I am happy you stopped by, and I hope you have a wonderful weekend!
Wednesday, September 3, 2014

If You Can Dream - Sweet Stamp Shop Design Team!

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  I have admired the adorable, whimsical , and just plain FUN images from Sweet Stamp Shop for quite some time now. Much to my delight, I was asked to be on the design team, and here I am today with my first "official" post as a Sweet Stamp Shop designer. Yay! I am kicking off my term with a card, my first time to use a clear card base, featuring a journaling card from the On Cherry Street  Magical Kit.

   One of the coolest things about these kits is that they don't sell out, and will be available in the store even when other kits are released. They are chock full of goodies, and at 15.95 for color journaling cards not on cheap card stock, lots of embellishments, and a stamp set! Just a great deal.

To create my card I die-cut my chevron metal plate 5 times, and glued them together to create my own chipboard card base. I die-cut the text pattern and adhered it to the top of my chevron base. I attached my journaling card and wood veneer crown to my chevron base. To finish I adhered the entire front to my clear acetate folded card base.

I am happy you stopped by, and I hope you have a wonderful day!

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Too Cute For Spook!

  Hello friends! We just got home from vacation, and I have so many new stamps to play with and not enough hours in the day! I gathered up some new stamps from the Stampin' Up! Holiday catalog that goes live on August 28th. The cute pumpkins, and leaves are from the photopolymer set "Fall Fest". This stamp set has matching dies! The sentiment is from a hostess exclusive stamp set that you will be able to earn in September called "Good Greetings". Be sure to check back tomorrow for a peak of more goodies from the Holiday catalog!
Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Sweet Stamp Shop On Cherry Street Reflections Kit Release

Hello friends! Today I am joining the On Cherry Street design team as we showcase the latest OCS release, a bonus release Nicole, the owner put together to celebrate her 30 year milestone.

I decided to make cards to showcase the Reflections kit!
Veronica Zalis -OCS - Reflections
To create this card I used journaling cards from the Reflections kit and the adorable Koala stamp set.  
This was my FIRST shaker card, and Pretty Pink Posh sequins, and dies were used to create my "shaker". I also made this card with my little sister in mind, and will be sending it her way this week.
Veronica Zalis - OCS - Reflections - Card
My next card was created using a beautiful journaling card from the Reflections kit, and a flame stamp from Dragon, one of the cutest stamp sets ever!

Now it is difficult to tell from the picture, but all of the flames have been accented with Crystal effects liquid epoxy to give them a nice 3d look.
I am happy you stop by, and if you want to see many more fantastic creations using the Reflections Kit be sure to visit the Sweet Stamp Shop Blog!  
Friday, August 22, 2014
Monday, August 18, 2014

On Cherry Street - August Kit Release: Ahoy

Hello! I am very excited to be joining the On Cherry Street Design team as we welcome the latest kit: Ahoy!

                                                          These kits are SO much fun!
They include 3"x4" and 4"x6" cards, poloraid  frames, wood veneers, and an exclusive set of stamps, and some fun embellishments. These kits can also be used to make cards! The Ahoy kit was also designed to coordinate with the August Sweet Stamp Shop stamp release! How fun is that?!
Here is some more information about On Cherry Street kits!

  1. No monthly subscription
  2. It's here to stay (meaning in 30 days it's not leaving - it's a 'permanent' product - as much as any other product is in the sweet shop)
  3. It's ALL made in the USA. The wood in Utah - the printed paper from a little shop in San Diego - the die cuts from the same shop - the stamps in the USA ... it's all here! We support small - and we appreciate our customers who support us! (it's a special cycle - by purchasing from us - they're supporting so many more small businesses then just sweet)
  4. We are NOT counting how many pieces are in the kit - my coffee shaking - mistake making - clumsy hands ... are the ones putting these together. So we're not saying 10 cards - 10 wood pieces - etc. That's just setting me up for emails complaining they didn't get something. SO, we'll just say - 'Every kit is filled to the brim with over 35 pieces - from stamps to pocket style cards and wooden embellishments. You'll have plenty in the kit to keep the fun going and going!' --- or something like that.
  5. The price is $15.95 - we've priced these low (actually lower than I might have wanted - but, we're expecting these to fly off the shelf and as we order more - the price of making them drops - so, we anticipate the margin growing as the popularity does) --- so, with that in mind, these are not going on sale - period. (yep, not even when we have special coupons or yearly sales - it's just $15.95 - until we sell out)
  6. The stamps in the kit will only ever be sold in the kit - so it's exclusive and will never - ever - ever - be available outside the kit.
  7. shipping costs are not changing - same flat rate - same timely shipping

              Now let me show you what I created using the Ahoy Kit and pictures from our trip to Florida in July!
Veronica Zalis - OCS - Ahoy

Be sure to visit The Sweet Stamp Blog to see what the rest of the design team created using the Ahoy Kit! Also, be sure to "like" the Sweet Stamp Shop Facebook page to be kept up to date on all the Sweet Stamp Shop happenings!

Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, August 14, 2014

If You Can Dream..

So I am excited to be a guest designer this month for "On Cherry Street", the monthly kit from the Sweet Stamp Shop. These kits are a fantastic value, truly. I used "Magical" to create my card.
Not only do they contain enough cards to create a handful of project life pages, they also contain embellishments AND a stamp set! And as an added bonus everything, including the embellishments are MADE in the USA, not delivered from China and sorted in the USA...I've seen a lot of kits offered by various companies over the last few years, and the OCS kits are one of the best values I have seen. And if you needed one more reason to buy them, there is NO subscription, and the kits are not limited only. You can go back and buy any of the kits that have been released any time you like. Hello projects for publication!! ;)
Stay tuned for the next On Cherry Street Release coming up on August 18th! You are going to LOVE it! Thanks for stopping by!