December 14, 2011

Merry Christmas 2011

 Wishing all of you and your family a very,
Merry Christmas & Happy New Year!

The top of my tree, it never changes.

Stockings hung....

Not done shopping yet!

Baking to do!
Never seems like enough time!
But some how it always gets done!
By the skin of my teeth!

Find PEACE within yourself!
Remember the reason for the season!
God bless you all!

July 14, 2011

New Catalog Open House

 The new Big 2011-2012 Catalog is out!! And brimming with wonderful stamp sets, paper, new "IN" colors added to last years, and so much more!

  Here is a simple card made using the new "In" color Island Indigo, and the DSP Beyond the Garden, which was featured in the Summer Mini, but is ALSO in the NEW catalog too.. I simply cut around one of the floral designs, and added our wonderful rhinestones.. scalloped punch the edge and added another strip of DSP to inside edge. I am a blue person, and this card is so clean and fresh .
 For this one, I used punches only. The new Doily Triple Layer Punch, and the Lace border punch, which again came out in the Summer Mini and is Now in the New Big catalog.. You get three looks from the Triple layer punch, to play and have fun with your designs. I made this to resemble a lace table cloth, and cut around the edges. All colors are the New IN colors.
 Beach time fun! Used the stamp set Summer Splash which is in the Summer Mini catalog, you can order this only through Aug. 31, and then it is retired.. I had fun brayering the sky and ocean, made and tore my sand piles, and Crystal Effects on surfboards and all.. Love how this came out...
 This stamp set is also featured in the Summer Mini -Fabulous Flowerettes, but is also in the New Big Catalog. I used water color paper, heat embossed the flowers with our new colored embossing power, and water colored the flowers, sponged the background. This is such a pretty card, for all occasions..
 I love this Postage stamp look, using the "Pretty Postage Stamp Set', and now there is a punch just for punching out these wonderful pieces, called Postage Stamp. I have other stamp sets that I can use this punch on, and know there will be more in the future.. These tiny little cards perfect for gift giving fit our small envelopes as well..
 I used the embossing folder "Flower Garden" to create this embossed design, then I water colored it using our Aqua Painters (I love these) Eyelet border edge, and the DSP is from Beyond the Garden both in the Summer Mini and the New Big catalog.. I am so glad that they included lots of product from the Summer Mini into the new Big catalog..
Pendant Parade stamp set coupled with the punch, Petite Pendant Builder, makes this card a snap to make, I used all the NEW IN colors. and the DSP is, Just add cake.  Eyelet border and the word saying is from Swirls and Curls hostess set from the Summer Mini catalog, only available till Aug. 31.
 My husbands Fathers Day card, using the stamp set Countryside. I also used DSP Just Add cake. I used the 1/2" circle punch to punch out the letters that are on this DSP paper, mimicking type letter keys.. the tag is made using the onboard "Merry Medley", so many choices there to create so many different looks..
This card is using one of the New In colors Pool Party, and the DSP "Flirtatious Specialty" paper, with it's two sheets of lazer cut paper, and using the Lace border punch, stamp set Swirls and Curls. So fun...

If you have any questions or would like to order any of these products, please contact me, email: or go to my website to view catalogs and techniques

May 22, 2011

Finally my Spring workshop!

 Finally, I had my spring workshop.. wheeehhh! March & April were crazy months for me.. worked two jobs back to back and kept up with my Biscotti by Auntie B.B. business as well, and to top it all off, had the Los Banos Spring Fair, which I sit on the board of. It was all a whirlwind, left my older employer to stay on at Mercy Medical Center as their giftshop manager, which I absolutely love! Working with the volunteers has been so much fun. I am back in my element of sales, and customer service and feel so blessed!

Here is the necklace that we made using the window panes, which are still available. Everyone had their own color, which was exciting to watch how they all evolved into their own personal piece of art.



 The one to the right is the back of the pendant, "Crystal Effects" sprinkled with "dazzling diamonds" glitter all from Stampin' Up!



The buffet table set up with goodies.  Louise brought a delicious dessert, and of course I had one as well, as usual, lots of food.
 
 Here is Kim, Louise & Debbie, holding up there adorable Journal books they made out of the 5x5 "On board" journals, and the letter, and the brand new flower die.
We antiqued the flower, also used the new paper flower along with the die cut flower.  Glittered up the on board letter "B". Using the "Spiral Border" punch made this an easy put together project, along with the "Adhesive sheets". So easy to use, and made a perfect wrinkle free covering. 

I always look forward to the girls coming over. Starting to think of ideas for the next one, will keep you all posted on what's happening!
If you are interested in any of the products you can go to my website:
http://www.bridgetmartinelli.stampinup.net
or email me your questions at:
nosemartinelli@sbcglobal.net
Thanks for checking in! Have fun creating.

April 2, 2011

IT'S SPRING!!!!

It's Spring!! So happy to see the bright green and flowers starting to pop. Especially the wildflowers along our highways.  I actually saw my first rose in the back yard today. With all of the rain it has done it's nurturing, and now the hot sun is making things start to pop, along with all of those weeds!





 Here is one of the necklaces that I made for our upcoming workshop. I made mine in baja breeze and brown. I also made another necklace for a friend in browns and rust, it came out beautiful.  The journal is another item that we will be covering in the same workshop. Just gotta find a date that fits everyone's busy schedules.


                                                                      

 Just had to get this shot of a budding orchard, sorry for the fuzziness, I  took this from a moving car..
If you are interested in taking this fun workshop, please give me a call, or email me at

February 13, 2011

SALE-A-BRATION!

 Sale-A-Bration

This is a stamp set called "BLISS". It is one of the things that you can earn FREE by simply placing a $ 50.00 order (before tax and shipping). Inside the Sale-A-Bration catalog you can choose several things and selected stamp sets that are in the regular catalog. For every $50.00 you spend you get to pick an item.. great deal and some wonderful merchandise!

I loved using the color combo of Baja breeze, chocolate chip, and crumb cake. The ribbon is in new Spring mini. I added Dazzling Diamonds glitter to the inside of the flowers, and the butterfly.. 
I enjoy making these accordian pleated backgrounds behind the "Bliss" words. I first punched out with the eyelet trim, then simply started folding it accordian style. 
Adhered it with stick strip (it works best) and did the same for the oval wording..

To view the Sale-A-Bration catalog go to my website:

Valentine Workshop..Happy Valentines Day!!

Happy Valentines Day
Wishing you all a great day!


I had a Valentine workshop in my home and here is how my home was decorated to greet my wonderful friends!


I had 3 tables set up for them to go to freely, I found this works better when you have a larger crowd, and they feel more relaxed to take their time and create!
  
 The LOVE banner is one that I purchased when I had my store. I still love it! It is big bold and shiney!. Some great elements that you can re-create.
 I made some small cards using the hostess set to show what they can do with it, they came out adorable. The card at the top far left was a popular one that night, they got to choose 3 cards to make. The one on the right I cased from our Stampin' Success book, and changed it up a bit.The bee card is one that someone in the group about a year ago sent us, several other punch out cards as well, I made a lamb, ladybug, and frog as well, but forgot to get pictures before I mailed out for Valentines Day. They were greatly enjoyed by my grand nephews & nieces.

 The pink card on the right has a punched out heart that I glittered myself using that wonderful new glitter. And the one in the middle is using the new die-cut in the new occasions mini, I love it, you can even use all of the in-between pieces as well, NO waste on this die- cut. The MOST popular card that night was the one on the far right, with the little envelope(which is a punch) message popping out, and that wonderful RED glitter paper hearts.
 I did up some flower pins, and dressed some of my mannequins topped it onto a cake plate, just love working with cake plates!
 This card came out so sweet, I made several to give the girls that I work with at Bagel Tyme, where I make my Biscotti by Auntie B.B. cookies. Just reminded me of all of them, and how grateful I am of them!

This fold-out card, was another that almost everyone made. It had 4 pages inside that you could add photos to. I made this for my husband, and two sons, and put pictures in that reflected their year. They LOVED them!  The candles I made as well, I got the idea from one of our Luv2 Stamp groupies, she is amazing and gave us all these wonderful instructions FREE before Christmas and the candle was one I have been wanting to try.. I made them for my group as a favor, and even the clear plastic holders (which is a discontinued die now!! Petal card), but it was the perfect thing to put the candles in.. Stamp your image on tissue paper, I punched out using the heart punch (perfect) took a piece of wax paper laid it over it, pulled it taunt from the back to hold and heat set with gun. Pulling it towards the back keeps your fingers away from the heat!  Next I did the black lace in the same manner, heat setting it with the wax paper, added a rhinestone, and Viola', it is gorgeous.. they all loved them, great idea for a shower or wedding favor.

Thanks for joining me for my Valentine workshop, I love everyone's company, and of course I had goodies to eat, lots of chocolate kisses, and conversation hearts to eat as well!
Have a blessed Valentine's Day filled with LOVE!





January 26, 2011

SALE-A-BRATION!

Once again it is SALE-A-BRATION time. 
For every $ 50.00 you spend in product you get a free stamp of your choice from this catalog and selected ones from the Big catalog.
A great time to start your business, choose the standard Starter Kit or our Digital + Starter Kit-both at a 
15% DISCOUNT. Plus receive a special bonus bundle of over $ 50.00 in free products.

Having a Customer Appreciation Night in my home this evening.. They will be choosing 2 projects out of 7 to make and take, FREE. There are prizes, and favors, as well as PINK cupcakes, & more!
Can't wait to get the stamps pounding, paper & glitter flying..
Get inspired and create some Valentine cards of your own.
Will post pictures soon..questions please contact me  email:< nosemartinelli@sbcglobal.net>
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January 4, 2011

New Occasions Mini Catalog

http://www.bridgetmartinelli.stampinup.net
Check out my side bar of the new Occasions Mini Catalog, you can view the whole catalog. Any questions go to my Stampin' Up! website above to order, or you can email, or call me, all is listed on my home page of my website. There is also a Valentine bundle deal as a promotion and you can view it on the site as well. Happy stamping and hope you have fun gettin' on your creative side! A nice break after the holiday season.. Wheeehhhh Christmas is official put away at our house! Onto Valentines Day!  Getting ready to design a new quilt, will keep you posted, spring bright fun colors to brighten up January.

January 2, 2011

Stampin' Up! demonstrator,Bridget,Merced CA,

Stampin' Up! demonstrator,Bridget,Merced CA,

Happy New Year!

 Christmas gifts made, zebra minky blankets for the kids.
Giancarlo & Alysia became Godparents to her neice Charlotte in November... 
Aprons made for the girls, reversible too!
 Birthday party for Marcello, with his buddies.
 Birthday party
My two boys.. Giancarlo & Marcello. So much to be proud of!  Miss them so much!
 Tree decorated, gifts under the tree.
 Love the color of this photo, more presents wrapped and ready!
 Santa came on Christmas day to my brothers...
 A surprise to us!!! Christmas day Marcello asked Delise to marry him! The happy couple.
 Our family is growing.
 And the ring that he proposed to her. Very happy for them both, no date set yet. They want to get their careers underway.  Will keep you posted.
Many new beginnings, so much more to celebrate and be thankful for.. God is good!
Had to post this picture, Roscoe our rescue dog, yes this is how he sleeps next to our bed every night..
I think God knew he'd be happy in our home. 
Roscoe and Easton, Happy New Year to you all! May it be filled with happiness, love and prosperity!

Craft Fair, Christmas

 I got to do a craft fair in November at a local church in town.  It was my first craft show since my boys were very young.. a good 18 years ago.. so I got my ideas together, which are always more than what I can ever do.. and this is what I went with.  I use to own a gift store, which I miss, so just the excitement of building a display, and visiting with people all day brought me great pleasure!

I brought my biscotti line, "Biscotti by Auntie B.B.", which is made by me at a local bakery in town, it is a business which I have had for a while now, I produce them year round, sell to some stores, local farmers' market, and individuals, and at the bakery that I use as my commissary kitchen, "Bagel Tyme", which is a family owned and operated bakery, that make the BEST bagels! Of course they were the biggest hit!
 I made some ornaments that I used from my workshop with my Stampin' Up! gals.  The cone ornament, embellished with ribbon, tulle, pearls and more.


The milk carton die filled with M&M's decorated another tree. The designer series paper was a retired one, butwas so darling all hanging together. Great way to use up that paper. Such a cute favor.

 I made this picture using the stamp "Christmas Collage" form the holiday mini, I hope they bring this back, I did so many things with this, I even made an ornament out of it and gave it to the owners of Bagel Tyme, they had their first grandchild this year, and punched out the 25, and put a picture of the baby. The topper is " Christmas Postcard".
All of these were in the Holiday Mini 2010.





Then I got on a roll, and brought out some retired sets, the background stamp and the rooster french set, and added it to "Artistic Etchings" which is new and came up with this. I really like the black and white combo. So French!

I made these pencil holders as well, which were really inexpensive to make.. I actually gave them to Santa to hand out to the kids on Christmas day at my brothers. Oranges included, just like Santa did for us!!!

 This is one of the displays.







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  The darling children ornaments, build a house decorated house complete with snow, and an array of Christmas cards.
 All occasion cards as well, knitting cards and tags, sewing, birthday, ects.
 Display of fabric pins using the "Big Shot", Christmas tags.
Stampin' Up jewelry, and the new clear mount stamp sets on display, Homemade & Delicious cards.

The day was a fun day visiting with people and then off to host my sons birthday party that night.

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