Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Sale-A-Bration Stamp-A-Stack

The Sale-A-Bration Stamp-A-Stack will be Thursday, January 27th from 6-8 pm. More information and samples coming soon!

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

December 4, 2010 Holiday Expo

I will be at the Holiday Expo at Howard Johnson's on Saturday, December 4 from 9-5. I hope you can stop by! I will have retired SU products for sale, a make-n-take, and hand-stamped items for sale. There will be door prizes, too!

Happy Stamping!

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Cards for Dad

I made a pack of cards for my dad, 5 each of these cards. He loves lighthouses! It's a Christmas gift for him.

Happy Stamping!

Cards for Mom

I made a pack of these cards (5 of each) for my mom and MIL for Christmas. I am celebrating Christmas with my parents over Thanksgiving so I had to get things ready early!

Happy Stamping!

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

2011 calendar

Here is the 2011 CD-size calendar I made. I am so excited to give these as gifts to my family!

Happy Stamping!

Monday, November 15, 2010

Christmas tags

This is a tag I will use for Christmas gifts. The Brushed Silver card stock is 2 1/2" x 2 3/4". I stamped the snowflake (page 20 IB&C) in silver (now retired, boohoo) and then punched out with the snowflake punch (page 200 IB&C). I got the silver snowflake in the middle from a friend. She was kind enough to give me a bunch of them (Thanks, Kiy!). I'll tie some silver string to attach the tag.

It's not too early to start stamping Christmas things. It's only 6 weeks away!! Do a little every week and you will have lots of fun hand-stamped things for the holidays!

Happy Stamping!


Mountain Bay Stamp Club-November 2010

Here are the cards I made with the fabulous 4th and 5th grade girls in the Mountain Bay School Stamping Club! They had a lot of fun and sometimes even made some changes to their cards to try out their own idea. They are a very creative bunch with neat ideas for cards!

Happy Stamping!

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

November 2010 Stamp Club

These are the cards we made at the November Stamp Club. The card above uses the Glimmer Brads from the Holiday Mini. The stripes of card stock are 3/4" x 5". Change the colors and the words and this basic design can be used for just about anything!

I pressed the ink pad cover together, opened it, and picked up the ink on the inside of the cover with an AquaPainter. First I colored the entire flower a lighter color. Then I went over a few spots to make some flowers darker to give it some dimension.

This card is so quick, easy, and versatile! Just change the color in the wheel and you have a whole new look! There are just 2 card stock layers- Rich Razzleberry and Whisper White!

The Tinsel Trim (silver) was used as a ribbon to add a little shine to this card. A 2-way glue pen and dazzling diamonds glitter added sparkle to the bag. The background on the Melon Mambo is direct-to-paper (DTP). Just rub the ink pad against the card stock for a quick and easy background.

Happy Stamping!

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Halloween Treat Bag

Here's a treat bag I made for the kiddos at school. The first graders are so excited about this week! It's made with my old friends Only Orange and Handsome Hunter. The stamp set is Carved and Candlelit (retired).

Happy Stamping!

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Stamp Club-October 2010

Here are the samples from the October Stamp Club!

Use an oval punch to make the waves!

The card, above, was a make-n-take. The same card, below, uses the same layout but with different colors!

Make a tree for a 6 x 6 layout, or use the same materials for a card!

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Stamp-A-Stack inspiration

If you came to the Christmas Stamp-A-Stack, you made the Christmas card, above. I wanted some fall cards, so I added a little More Mustard card stock and changed the stamp set to Harvest Home. I used markers to color the leaves rather than pastels. I tried the card with one set of leaves and then 2 sets of leaves. Other than that, everything's the same! I love it when one card inspires me to make other cards, with a small twist!

Happy Stamping!

Monday, October 11, 2010

Mountain Bay Stamp Club-October

These are the projects we made at the Mountain Bay Stamping Club in October. It was a fun time stamping after school with a great group of 4th and 5th grade girls!

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

September 2010 Stamp Club

These are the cards from the Stamp Club. It was a fun night. I think we all needed some laughs and stamping time after our crazy days! The card above uses the masking technique. I made a mask of the Top Notes die and used the border punch to make the other mask. I placed those on Whisper White card stock, then used a brayer to add the Blushing Bride ink. The hearts were also stamped using the masking technique. When you do this technique, you always want to think about which image you want in the front and stamp that image first.

To make this watercolor flower card, first ink up the stamp with markers and stamp on card stock. I used watercolor paper. Confetti White also works well because it also absorbs more of the water and spreads it around better. But this technique can also be used on any other card stock. I used an Aqua Painter on the flower image (after it was stamped) to get the watercolor look.

To make this spider web, run Basic Black card stock through the Big Shot with the Spider Web embossing folder in the Holiday Mini. Use a sponge dauber and platinum shimmer paint and rub in a circular motion. Spooky, huh?!

This card is made using the stained glass technique. Emboss an image on Vellum card stock. It's thicker than regular vellum and will hold up better when you emboss. Flip the vellum over and use markers to color in the back. Flip it so the embossed part is out and attach to your card.

This card also uses the stained glass technique. The DSP (Designer Series Paper) is from the Holiday Mini and is called Deck the Halls.

Happy Stamping!

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Christmas Stamp-A-Stack

The Christmas Stamp-A-Stack is coming up in October! See below for more information. You will make one of the embossed tree card (above). Embossing is so much fun, and I love the way it makes this tree look!

You will make 3 of the bird cards. The birds are a builder wheel, colored in with Stampin' Pastels (chalks).

You will make 3 of the snowflake cards. The center of the snowflakes is a jewel from Basic Rhinestones. They are so easy to use because they are self-adhesive. I love the bling they add to this card!

You will make 3 of the Merry Christmas card. This quick and easy card would be great of you are making a lot of cards, or don't have a lot of time to make Christmas cards. The Brushed Gold card stock gives it just enough sparkle.

If you are interested in attending the Christmas Stamp-A-Stack, here is all the info:

When: Thursday, October 14, 2010, 6:00-8:00 pm
Where: Mountain Bay School, Weston (near the corner of J and JJ)
What: Stamp 10 Christmas cards (3 each of 3 designs, 1 of 1 design)
Cost: $15
Early Bird Special: Register and pay on or before September 30th and the cost is just $12!
RSVP: Reservations and payment must be received on or before Thursday, October 7, 2010.

Go to http://patricepierce.stampinup.net, "Contact me", and then choose "General Question" on the form. Just let me know you are interested in the Stamp-A-Stack. Or contact me by email, phone, or mail.

Happy Stamping!