Thursday, December 1, 2011

Pampered Chef party

I am having a Pampered Chef catalog party. If you would like to add something to the order, contact me, or place the order online at Go to "order online" and add me as the hostess. The party will close on December 9th.

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Holiday Stamping Night

Here are the cards we will make at the Holiday Stamping Night on Monday, December 5, 2011. You will make one of each card. You will have a variety of words to choose from, so if you are wanting to make some Christmas cards, thank-you cards, or some all-purpose cards, you'll be all set! The cards look better in person...It's hard to scan a card with a mini jingle bell or rhinestones, and I didn't feel like running up to get my camera. :) If you are interested in attending, contact me through my website (, email, or phone.

Happy Holidays and Happy Stamping!

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Stamp Club November 2011

These are the cards we did at the November Stamp Club. The snowman, above, has a cute little bell on the end of his hat. You can find these in the Holiday Mini!

The card, above, uses the ribbon and brads in the new In Colors. I love the ruffled edges!

This quick and easy card, above, was a make-n-take. We used the Simply Scored to make the lines. The only ink color used was Basic Black!

This card was inspired by a card from demo friend Jean. The Silver Glimmer Paper is punched out with a circle punch and layered behind. I love the sparkle (and the simplicity!) of this card!

Happy Stamping!

Thursday, November 3, 2011

ripped card stock technique

This is a sample of the ripped card stock technique I talked about in the November Stamping News.

Happy Stamping!

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Crayon Rubbed Embossing

Here is a card I made using Crayon Rubbed Embossing. Here's how to do the technique:
You can use the Embossing Folders without a Big Shot! Open the Embossing Folder and place a piece of white card stock on the side that the bumps stick up. Rub a white crayon (wax based like Crayola) on the card stock. Hold the card stock still and rub it all over a few times. Use good pressure and try to make sure the card stock does not move. Remove from the Embossing Folder. Get a brayer inked up (I used Basic Gray) and run across the card stock until it is completely covered. Then rub off the excess ink with a paper towel. The image on the Embossing Folder (that you rubbed over) will “pop” out because the crayon on that part of the paper resists the ink. You might also want to try another color of card stock or crayon, or a sponge instead of a brayer.

Happy Stamping!

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Stamp Club September 2011

One of the make-n-takes we did was made with a notecard from the SU catalog. Seal the envelope, cut off about an inch from the short side, and punch a half-circle with the 2 1/2" circle punch. Stamp, then wrap ribbon around the outside. The card slides in and out. The finished card is below. The colors used are Melon Mambo and Pretty in Pink, along with Old Olive and Basic Black.

The thank you card (below) was made by folding a 5 1/2" x 4 1/4" piece of Basic Gray card stock at 2 1/8" on both ends. The card opens in the middle. To do the baby wipe technique, fold a baby wipe in half. Then put drops of reinker on the folded end. Use a few colors if you want. Rub it across a piece of glossy white card stock. Rub it over the card stock a few times until you get the look you want. You can do straight lines, swirls, etc. Let it dry for a few minutes, and then stamp an image on top with Staz On ink. It's a little messy, but worth a few ink stains on your hands! The reinker colors I used are Riding Hood Red and Calypso Coral.

The easel card, below, is fun to make (and receive!) and fairly easy once you get the folding down. I found great directions at in the Resources (search for easel card). The Pool Party card stock is scored at 4 1/4" and 6 3/8" Sorry the picture is so small. Not sure what I did wrong with that but I'm too pooped to try to fix it right now. And thanks, Stacey, for saving the day with some extra card stock so we could actually finish the card! :)

Happy Stamping!

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Christmas Stamp-A-Stack

The Christmas Stamp-A-Stack is scheduled for Wednesday, October 12th. I hope to see you there! The time was accidentally left off the flyer...whoops! 6:00pm-8:00pm.

You will make one "Welcome Christmas" card (above). Don't let the little bow scare you away! I will have some pre-made if you don't want to make your own.

You will make 3 Snowman Santa cards (above). The Top Note die is the perfect shape for this guy! The snowflake sparkles a little more with some Dazzling Details on the tips!

You will make 3 of the ornament cards (above). You can choose the Very Vanilla background or the Not Quite Navy background. The sparkle behind the ornaments is silver glimmer paper!

The grid background on the card above is easy to make with the new Simply Scored! You'll make 3 of these at the Stamp-A-Stack.

Make sure you send in your registration and payment! The early-bird discount ends on September 30th!

Happy Stamping!

Saturday, September 3, 2011

Stamping Fun Night, September 2011

Stamping Fun Night will be Monday, September 12th at 6:30pm at my house in Rothschild.  Please RSVP on or before Saturday 9/10 (early RSVPs are appreciated!).  The cost is either $5 for materials, OR a $20+ order (line A on the order form) from any current SU catalog.  I hope to see you there!  We'll be making the following projects:

Well, I guess it's just about time to say good-bye to summer and hello to fall.  To help welcome in the season, we'll make this fall colored card.  The glimmer brads add just a little sparkle!

We'll be using the new long, skinny cellophane bags that are available in the Holiday Mini (page 11) to make this autumn treat.  Yes, your bag will be filled with M&Ms, and yes there will be extra M&Ms to munch on that night.  Unless, of course, Todd and I eat them all before you get there!

This quick and easy card is also versatile!  Just change the color and/or words for a whole new look.

Happy Stamping!

Thursday, July 28, 2011

August Stamping Fun Night

Anyone that places an order at the Stamping Fun Night in August will receive this hand-stamped candle. And, of course, some chocolate goodies! The August Stamping Fun Night will be Monday, August 8th at 6:30 pm at my house. Please RSVP by Sunday, August 7th.

You will make this Emboss Resist card at the August Stamping Fun Night. I love the Wisteria Wonder and Lucky Limeade together with the Elegant Eggplant!

Summer isn't over yet, but apple season is right around the corner! We'll make this apple card using builder wheels and Just Add Cake DSP.

This card uses Paisley Petals DSP. It makes the card quick and easy, with dramatic results!I love the antique brad in the middle!

Designer Series Paper (DSP) is on sale in August! Buy 3, get one FREE!

I hope you are able to attend August Stamping Fun Night!

Happy Stamping!

Thursday, June 30, 2011

New Catalog Workshop

These are the cards we'll be doing at the New Catalog Workshop! The sailboat card, above, uses a technique I recently learned called Faux Silk Screen. I will demonstrate this technique at the workshop.

The star card, above, uses the new Pennant Parade stamp set and Petite Pennants Builder punch. There are so many fun things to do with this stamp set and punch! See what else I came up with (or CASEed) when you come to the workshop!

The Congratulations card, above, will be a make-n-take. We will use the new Lace Ribbon Border punch. I'll even show you a quick and easy way to make the punched part be different colors on the top and bottom!

The hello card, above, is a Funky Fold card. It will be a make-n-take. When you come to the workshop you will get a pattern to easily recreate this card at home. I also pre-cut, scored, and folded your card stock so you can get right to stamping! The background behind the bird is made with the new Fancy Fan Letterpress Plate and Always Artichoke Craft ink, run through the Big Shot. This card will fit in a medium SU envelope (also known as invitation size).

Happy Stamping!

Thursday, June 23, 2011

New Catalog Workshop!

New Catalog Workshop

You’re invited to the New Catalog Workshop! There will be 3 workshops. The same projects will be done at all three workshops. I hope to see you there!

Happy Stamping!

Patrice Pierce

When: Sunday, July 10th at 6:30 pm

Monday, July 11th at 9:00 am

Monday, July 11th at 6:30 pm

Where: Patrice’s house in Rothschild. Let me know if you need directions to my house.

What: See some new stamp sets and accessories from the new Stampin’ Up! catalog. Do a few make-n-takes, eat some snacks, visit with other stampers, and have fun!

Cost: FREE! You will also receive a 2011-2012 Stampin’ Up catalog just for attending!

RSVP: Please let me know on or before July 9th if you plan to attend.

Other info:

  • If you choose to place an order at the New Catalog Workshop, you will receive a thank you gift. When your order arrives I can deliver it to you or you can stop by my house and pick it up.
  • See examples of the projects at (early in July)
  • Feel free to copy this and pass it on to a friend!


Name ____________________________

address ___________________________


phone ____________________________

email ____________________________

_____# attending

I would like to receive my 2011-2012 Stampin’ Up! catalog:

_____ at the workshop

_____ before the workshop

_____ I am unable to attend but would like to purchase a catalog for $10.

Saturday, June 11, 2011

Father's Day card pack

Here's another card for the card pack I'm giving my dad for Father's Day! I'm having fun with this set! (Sail Away from the Summer Mini).

The cs is not quite navy, soft suede, cherry cobbler, and whisper white. I colored the sailboat with chalks and Watercolor Wonder Crayon (sky).

Happy Stamping!

Friday, June 10, 2011

A few more ideas!

I used the Blossom Bouquet Triple Layer Punch to make the border on these cards.

After I stamped the fruit images, I ran the cs through the crimper both ways. The "hello" is stamped on the vellum and then layered on the ribbon.

Happy Stamping!

Sunday, June 5, 2011

Stamping Fun Night June 2011

These are the projects we will be making at Stamping Fun Night on Monday, June 6th. The card, above, uses one of the new triple-punches from the Summer Mini. I'll show you some other ideas using this punch, too!

The sailboat on the card, above, is from the Summer Mini. To do this technique, stamp the image on a window sheet with StazOn. Then color on the back with a mix of Crystal Effects and a few drops from an ink refill. Put some tissue paper on the back, let dry, cut off the extra tissue paper, and attach to your card.

The last project we will make is this flower pot. It opens at the top! This is a mini version. I'll also show a larger version, and one that pulls up.

Happy Stamping!

Sunday, May 22, 2011

Father's Day card pack

This is one of the cards I am making for a card pack for my dad for Father's Day. I made three of them for him. It is a fancy fold card. I'm sure I'll be doing this at a workshop soon, but it will probably be the New Catalog Workshop in July. I colored the lighthouse (retired set) with Stampin' Pastels and a blender pen. The ship's wheel idea (as well as the fancy fold!) I CASEed from someone else.
Happy Stamping!

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Stamping Fun Night May 2011

These are the cards we'll be making at Stamping Fun Night on May 12th. This lattice card isn't hard at all and I love the way this technique looks! You can make the card with the butterflies, or the flowers, or both!

This birthday card is quick and easy. It uses the Party Hearty set which is 30% off this month! It is normally $26.95 and is on sale for $18.87 until May 31st! See my website for other items on sale during the month of May.

This card is made with the Medallion stamp and is heat embossed with two colors of embossing powder. It is a great way to add even more "Wow!" to a heat embossed image!

If you would like to attend Stamping Fun Night, please RSVP on or before Wednesday, May 11th. The cost is either $5 OR a $20+ purchase.

Happy Stamping!

Monday, April 18, 2011

Stamping Fun Night April 2011

These are the cards we made at Stamping Fun Night. The do the ribbon on the card, above, put sticky strip down the side, and then add seam binding. Fold the seam binding back and forth.

To make this quick and easy card, above, stamp the butterfly continually without reinking. It's a great way to show motion!

This 3 x 3 card just makes you want to run and get some chocolate. Doesn't it?! :)

This design was made with 2 builder wheels. The flowers were stamped separately. The butterflies stick out. Just add one mini glue dot to the center!

Happy Stamping!