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I am a web designer who loves to be creative. I enjoy stamping, card making, pottery and drawing. I have been making cards for years, and only in the past year got into stamping in a big way. I love the Stampin' Up! products so much, I became a Stampin' Up! demonstrator!
I live in Winnipeg, MB with my boyfriend and our cats.

Note: Stampin' Up! products are copyright by Stampin' Up!.

Ashley
Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator
Email: ashleysokal@hotmail.com

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Masculine dog lover birthday card

A friend of mine from work just celebrated his birthday, and I needed to make a card for him - so I knew he is a dog lover, and broke out my D is for Dog stamp set, finally!! I also used the Itty Bitty Backgrounds (which is retiring as of July 1 - get it now while you can!! ).

I like this layout because it is simple and masculine. 


Cardstock: Old Olive, Textured Chocolate Chip, Whisper White, Blue Bayou (retired 2007/08 In Colors)
Ink: Chocolate Chip, Blue Bayou, Old Olive
Stamps: D is for Dog, Itty Bitty Backgrounds, Teeny Tiny Wishes, Celebrations single stamp (retired), Congrats (Sale-a-bration 2009)
Punches: Wide Oval, Word Window, circle
Other: dimensionals, Old Olive grosgrain ribbon, paper piercing template and mat pack, paper piercing tool




Thank you for dropping by!
Ashley
To order Stampin' Up! products in Winnipeg or surrounding areas in Manitoba, please email me at ashleysokal@hotmail.com or call 294-4892!

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Birthday card

I usually bring cards I make to work with me and show them to coworkers before giving them away, and one of the women I usually share my cards with asked me to make a card for a dear friend of hers that is celebrating her 65th birthday. She wanted something special, so this is what I came up with. I knew the Elements of Style stamp set (pictured right) would be perfect. 
The card turned out great and my coworker was extremely happy with it! After taking the pictures, I decided to add the hummingbird stamp, so it is not shown in all the images below.

Cardstock: Kiwi Kiss (retired), Chocolate Chip, Very Vanilla, Rose Red
Ink: Chocolate Chip, Rose Red, Regal Rose, Old Olive (Markers)
Stamps: Elements of Style, All Holidays, En Francais background
Punches: Scallop Trim Border, 1/2" circle, Curly Label Punch

Other: dimensionals, Big Shot, Top Note die, Little Leaves sizzlit die, paper snips, Build-a-Brad in Antique Brass, Chocolate Chip satin ribbon, Vanilla Smooch Spritz

 The pictures above show the difference before and after I added the hummingbird to the bottom left.

Let me know what you think! 

Thank you for dropping by!
Ashley
To order Stampin' Up! products in Winnipeg or surrounding areas in Manitoba, please email me at ashleysokal@hotmail.com or call 294-4892!

Sunday, June 6, 2010

Baby gift and card

A friend at work just had a baby this month, and this was the gift I made for him - a frame for the baby's picture.

Cardstock: Old Olive Patterned DSP, Chocolate Chip, Very Vanilla, Bashful Blue
Ink: Bashful Blue, Chocolate Chip
Stamps: Whimsical Words (Sale-a-bration)
Punches: Scallop Oval, Large Oval, Small Star, Scallop Trim Border
Other: dimensionals, Playground Buttons, Big Shot, Naturally Serif Decorative Strip die, Playground Buttons, Old Olive Grosgrain Ribbon, Bashful Blue Taffeta Ribbon, teddy bear button not SU!


And the card I made is an easel card, which is great as the recipient can display it so easily!!


This card has a pocket for a gift card as well! Contact me if you'd like to learn how to make a frame and card like this!! I will do custom classes where you invite 6-10 friends and you will all get to make a project like this!

Cardstock: Old Olive, Chocolate Chip, Kraft, Bashful Blue
Ink: Bashful Blue, Chocolate Chip, Old Olive, Blush Blossom markers
Stamps: Eight Great Greetings, Forest Friends, Full of Life, Teeny Tiny Wishes, Darling Dots (retired Hostess)
Punches: Word Window
Other: dimensionals, Large Brads, Old Olive Grosgrain Ribbon, masking technique, sponge daubers, Stampin' Pastels, Paper Piercer and Kit, Signo White Gel Pen.

Thank you for dropping by!
Ashley
To order Stampin' Up! products in Winnipeg or surrounding areas in Manitoba, please email me at ashleysokal@hotmail.com or call 294-4892!

There are hundreds of new stamps & accessories coming.... make room!

This past week, Stampin' Up! released THREE lists of products that will retire at the end of this month.  Seeing what is on the list gives an idea of the stylistic change that Stampin' Up is leaving behind and gives me hope for new beautiful & fun images in the new catalogue that comes out July 1st!

As a demonstrator, I got a sneak peek on several stamp sets, punches, Big Shot items and more that will be in the new Catalogue.  There are some great items coming!!!

Below are three documents that you can download and print to see what is retiring from the current catalogue & what is staying. Take a moment, and have fun checking out the LAST CHANCE lists.  The items on this list will permanently retire in 30 days.  If you'd like to grab something before it's gone please order online or contact me and I can order it for you.

Definitely Decorative Retiring list
(Everything on the list is 25% off!)


(Please note many items in the Accessories list have a * beside them indicating that they are being reconfigured with the new core colours so they're not necessarily retiring a whole product, just some colours in that product)

$119 Mini Starter kits are back!
Become a Stampin' Up! consultant, and a member of my team, for just $119 through June.  It's so easy to fill up your wishlist when you get a fabulous discount on your Stampin' Up! products!
  • June 1 through June 30, Stampin' Up! is offering a special $199 Mini Starter Kit, valued at $220 in product and business supplies (see contents below).  There's also free shipping, too!
  • Join now and pre-order select items in June from the new 2010-2011 Idea Book and Catalog. You'll get to see all of the brand new products I saw this week!
  • Receive the new catalog for free (with your first June order).  
  • Enjoy full Stampin' Up! demonstrator discounts and benefits with the $119 Mini Starter Kit, including 30% off your first $200+ product order.
  • Perfect for the discount demonstrator - get a great deal on these items PLUS 20% off all of your future orders.
  • This is what is in the Mini starter kit.  Items of equal value can be substituted.  The items in this kit are guaranteed to be in the 2010/2011 catalogue:
Item  Description  Price 
117050  $30.95 
118571 
I {Heart} Hearts stamp set (clear-mount) 
$22.95 
118486  $8.95 
116978 
Homemade single stamp*  
$10.95 
100730 
Whisper White card stock (8-1/2" x 11") 
$9.25 
119706 
Brights Collection assorted card stock (8-1/2" x 11")* 
$8.50 
115656  $7.25 
119667  $7.25 
115658  $7.25
100814  $7.25 
119261 
Basic Black 1/8" taffeta ribbon* 
$8.25 
121620 
Color Coach* 
$18.95 
104332  $9.75 

 Retail value of products in kit
 $157.50
 *Sneak peek items!
The Mini Starter Kit also includes the same business supplies that are in the standard Starter Kit; no alternative selections can be made for business items. Contents are listed below:
  • Getting Started DVD
  • Getting Started Guide
  • Guest Invitation Postcards (100)
  • 2010-2011 Idea Book & Catalogue (8)
  • Summer Mini Catalogue (8)
  • To My Hostess Envelopes (10)
  • Recruit Folders (5)
  • Recruit Brochures (20)
  • Hostess Brochure (20)
  • Hostess Benefits Form (10)
  • Customer Order Form (50)
  • *If you don't need the business supplies, but want the kit above please let me know.
Contact me today to order the Mini Starter kit!


Thank you for dropping by!
Ashley
To order Stampin' Up! products in Winnipeg or surrounding areas in Manitoba, please email me at ashleysokal@hotmail.com or call 294-4892!
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