Thursday, December 9, 2010

Samples for Tuesday's Class

I stumbled upon Martha Stewart's blog the other day, and it is a treasure chest of great card ideas! She is one talented lady and I used her ideas for two of the cards for Tuesday's class. Even though all of the greetings on these cards are for Christmas, they can easily be changed for a winter birthday, anniversary or just because! RSVP to save your spot! Also any kits that were ordered for the previous class will be ready to take home Tuesday. See you on the 14th :)

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Here's my take on a card one of my stampers brought over as an example. The original card had the En Francis stamped on vanilla and layered on an Espresso circle. I decided to simplify the layout and stamp directly on the Poppy Parade background. I'm liking the Poppy, Espresso and Vanilla color combination!

This is my first attempt at Soot Stamping and I have a mixed review. The effect is really fun but I'm not sure I did a very good job of taking the soot off of the paper with the stamp. I couldn't find my clear sealer and used hairspray instead. It seems to have done a pretty good job of sealing the soot so that it doesn't rub off the card. Plus it smells much better than acrylic sealer! I'm going to play around with this technique before Wednesday's class and try to perfect it a bit more. 
My upline Lee Ann showed me a card she created using the Two Tags die to make a magnetic bookmark. I thought that was a really cool way to use the die and came up with this as a twist on a card I make a couple of weeks ago. Though this card doesn't have any greeting on it now, it would be easy enough to swap out snowflakes for a greeting. Ok, time for bed. That is if I can sleep through the bass rumbling coming from my hubby playing his new video game in the basement :)

Lovely as a Tree

Just one of the great general greeting cards that will be part of my class on Wednesday. I'm working on creating samples and posting photos of the other three designs. Check back later tonight for the rest of the designs!

Thursday, November 11, 2010

50% Off Stampin' Up! Starter Kit!!!

From November 15th-30th Stampin' Up! has cut the price of their starter kit in half! There has never been a better time to join Stampin' Up! You get $310 worth of product for just $87.50- plus FREE shipping! Choose from either the standard starter kit or the Digital + Starter Kit. Starting November 15th, click Here to sign up using the password sweet stampin.

Monday, November 8, 2010

Wednesday Fall Class

These are the four cards for my class this Wednesday. I have to credit Mary Fish and irishgreensue from Splicoaststampers for design inspiration. As always the greetings can be changed to suit any occasion or recipient. RSVP to save your spot in class! Have a great night!

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Tuesday's Samples

 After a long day in Bryon at the Fall Expo and then a long nap :) the samples are finally ready to go for Tuesday's class. The fourth card not shown here uses the Autumn Harvest set. Unfortunately the picture will not load, not sure if it's the picture or an issue with blogger but it's a cute card! As always, the greetings are changeable to suit any occasion. Thanks for looking!

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Second time is the charm.....Hopefully!

Nope! Honestly, I have no idea why this picture is not loading correctly but this will give you all an idea of what the card looks like. Remember to RSVP to save your spot in Wednesday's class!

Class September 15th

So I thought I'd be really clever tonight and take all the photos of the class examples with my new Droid X and not waste time searching for the camera. Yep, that totally backfired!!! Thank goodness for Google! After spending the better part of an hour trying to get my computer to recognize the phone, I finally decided to look up instruction. Anyway...these are three of the four card designs the ladies will be making Wednesday. The last card keeps winding up upside down, so I'm going to try and post it separately and see if that takes care of the issue. Honestly, I can't believe I waited so long to buy the Just Believe set! There are SO many super cute cards being made with that set. The friends card made with the Just Believe set and the Thanks card are courtesy of the awesome group of demonstrators I am privileged to be a part of. Each month we meet and talk shop, demo the latest technique and exchange swaps. It's a great time to sign up to be a demonstrator and join our group! Thanks goes out to Debra Daam for the Celebrate card. I basically copied her card from Splitcoast, figure why mess with perfection?! :) Have a great night!

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

August 26th Class

I'm doubting the quickness of our internet connection these days! Though these were supposed to be uploaded yesterday, Qwest internet and I were not seeing eye-to-eye...apologies for the delay to anyone anxiously awaiting photos. :) I know everyone at class Thursday is going to kill me with the ribbon and knots, but I honestly didn't plan to make you all tie a knot on EVERY card! It just kind of happened.....Anyway, I may tweak the Daffodil Delight card a bit, I'm not totally feeling the current design. Two of these cards were inspired by Convention swaps, better start saving so I can be there in person next year! RSVP to save your spot for Thursday!

Thursday, July 22, 2010

July 29th Class and Convention Swap

I totally copied the birthday card from Mary Fish. It was such a cool design I saw no need to change it up at all! There are so many fun new products on this card, adhesive rhinestones, Greenhouse Gala DSP and the Perfect Punch stamp set. I used one of my more favorite sets, Vintage Vogue for the friends card. This is one of the swaps I made for convention. I still need to take a picture of the other card :) My upline Lee Ann was kind enough to take swaps to convention for me even though I am unable to go this year. Hopefully next year though! I'm super pumped to see all of the swaps I'll get in return and to play with my Momento Mall merchandise. My gals will make these two cards July 29th. Can't come but you still want to make the cards? Kits are available for $12. Have a great night!

July 29th Class

So my computer and I are not seeing eye to eye this evening....I have tried to upload these pictures 3 times and they keep ending up sideways! If only I had a bit more blogging knowledge :) Anyway, these are two of the four designs for my upcoming class. The top card is made with the new set Butterfly Prints and I may tweak the design a bit for class, though the basic layout and colors will stay the same. I'm loving the new embossing folder, Elegant Lines, shown in the card on the bottom. It's such a great design for a wedding card. Speaking of wedding, I am currently working on my invites and will post the design here once it's finalized! Only two more months to go, yikes!!

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Next Class

These are the cards for my next class on Wednesday, July 14th. I love the new embossing folder, Vintage Wallpaper. There are so many new vintage options available in the new catalog, which is AWESOME by the way!! If you don't have you copy yet, what are you waiting for?!

Monday, June 14, 2010

Greetings Galore Class

These are the four cards my ladies will make tomorrow at my Greetings Galore class. All the materials will be provided and they can customize each card with any greeting they like. I used the Level 2 hostess set Asian Artistry, Close as a Memory, Tropical Party, Circle Circus, Heard From the Heart and Teeny Tiny Wishes stamps sets. Thanks for looking!

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Sweet Pea

These are two of four original cards I made to go with a matching card case for the Bethel Lutheran Spring Fling.

Sunday, April 25, 2010

All about Mom Class

These are the four projects for my upcoming classes featuring cards and a post-it-note cover designed for Mom. In trying to use up my stash of colors which will retire on July 1st, I have been breaking out of my routine and trying new and fun color combinations. Though I really don't know what to do without Mellow Moss. It's such a great compliment to Perfect Plum.
Oh well, hopefully I will be so in love with the new colors it won't matter :)

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Color Renovation

This past week Stampin' Up! announced their Color Renovation. The color families we all know and love are in for a major shake up with the release of the new catalog! Old In Colors are returning, new colors are being added and other colors are being bid a fond farewell. Click here to see the new color collections. Each year five new In Colors will be added, BUT the In Colors will be around for two years!!! How exciting is that?!

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Easter Baskets

After making the scallop square rag purse I decided to try my hand at some scallop envelope Easter baskets. Well it was a real learning experience! I cut small squares out of patterned fabric and put batting between the fabric and felt to give the basket support. Batting between layers of felt also gives the handle stability. We filled the baskets with animal crackers, gummy worms, chocolate eggs and a stuffed animal. We did a small treasure hunt with clues from the Easter Bunny and the baskets were the prize at the end! Hope everyone had a great Easter!

Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Wedding Card

So I'm a bit stuck in wedding mode lately as my fiance and I plan our wedding. At our yearly stamp escape, we each bring a shoebox make and take and this was mine. The hearts were punched out of Bride and Groom specialty paper and jazzed up a bit to resemble a tux and gown. Since I didn't have any Silver cardstock on hand, I used the platinum shimmer paint to spritz grey cardstock and give the background a nice subtle sparkle. The sentiment is from Teeny Tiny Wishes and the ribbon is Whisper White Organza.
Happy Stampin!

Saturday, March 27, 2010

Rubber Cement

Rubber cement, it's not just for holding stuff together! To create this really cool background look I drizzled rubber cement over glossy white paper, let it dry and used a brayer to cover the paper with black ink. Then I used a paper towel to wipe the excess ink off of the rubber cement, then wipe off the rubber cement and voila, a really cool looking background!

Thursday, March 25, 2010


These are two of the four card designs available to create as part of my Last chance to Sale-a-Brate class next week. Both cards use the FREE SAB Vintage Label set in the clear mount option. I am totally loving the clear mount stamps!! It's really nice to be able to see through the block to line up images. The "Happy Birthday" card also uses the new Scallop Trim Border Punch, the first punch ever to be available free as part of Sale-a-Bration! March 31st is the last day to order and receive free Sale-a-Bration items with every $50 of merchandise ordered. Visit my website and click the Shop Now button to place your order before this sweet deal is gone for another year!

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Vintage Vogue

These are two very different examples of cards that can be made using the Vintage Vogue stamp set. It is available in the Occasions Mini catalog in either Clear Mount or Wood Mount.

Quilt Bag

We made these bags at our yearly stamp retreat, this year renamed to the stamp escape. This quilt bag was a surprise from sistas Sera and Angie. We cut 18 squares with the Scallop Square die for the Big Shot. Then pinned the squares together with batting in the middle. My favorite part about this bag is that it is reversible! I used a different print for the inside of the bag so the look totally changes just by turning it inside out. How cool is that?! I already have fabric to make two more bags, maybe next time I'll try adding some pockets. Though that may push the limits of my sewing abilities! Happy stampin'
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