Saturday, December 1, 2012

Make-n-takes for December

The snowflake card, above, is the make-n-take for the Double Your $$ Rubber Rummage Sale on Tuesday, December 4, 2012.  Make-n-takes available while supplies last.

The wreath card, above, is the make-n-take for the Holiday Fair at Shepherd's House Church on Sunday, December 2, 2012.  Make-n-takes available while supplies last.

Happy Stamping!

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Ribbon Tree Card

This card was the inspiration for the gift tag card we made at the November Stamp Club.

Monday, November 12, 2012

November 2012 Stamp Club

 One make-n-take at the November Stamp Club meeting was this ribbon tree card.  Punch out the ribbon with the Holiday Collection Framelits.  Attach ribbon to the back, and then a Champagne Glimmer Paper star!  A perfect little (3 x 3) gift tag or note card!

 Circle Circus is the highlight of this card.  Stamp the images, punch out, and then layer on some River Rock card stock.  And, of course, add a little shine with Champagne Glimmer paper!  The 'thank you" stamp is a single stamp (and also available as a set).

This snowman is WAY more excited about the coming snow than I am!!  Punch 3 circles, sponge with Early Espresso, and attach to some Core'dinations card stock that has been embossed with the Northern Flurries embossing folder.  The nose is made by using the edge of a square punch.  Make the scarf by attaching a small piece of ribbon around the middle circle.  Then flip a larger piece of ribbon over that (or tie a knot and attach with glue dots).

Happy Stamping!

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

October 2012 Stamp Club

 This quilt card was a make-n-take at the October Stamp Club.  Layer 2 pieces of cs that are 2 5/8" (one is a square and one is a triangle).  Punch 4 pieces of cs and 4 pieces of DSP with the 1 1/4" square punch.  Attach a piece of DSP so it is in the top point.  Don't use a lot of adhesive because you'll need to get some cs under it later.  Go counterclockwise around the quilt base, attaching cs or DSP so it is in the pointy part of the quilt base.  When you get to the last piece, slide it under the first piece of DSP.  It sounds much harder than it actually is!

 This spooky spider card was also a make-n-take!  Love those wiggly eyes!  Ink up the embossing folder with ink (we used Whisper White Craft) before you run it through the Big Shot to get this effect.

 The card, above, was a make-n-take using the 1 1/4" scallop circle punch.  The strips of paper are all 1 1/8" wide.  The lengths are: 3 7/8", 3 1/8", 2 1/8".  The strips of paper are attached with dimensionals.  The scallop circles are attached directly to the card.

The other cards you see are alternatives to the make-n-takes.  Just changing the colors of a card makes it look totally different!

Happy Stamping!

Sunday, October 21, 2012

Paula's party October 2012

For this make-n-take, we used Natural Composition Specialty paper for the background.  It's such pretty paper!  It is embossed in clear and adds a special touch to the card.  I love the way the Gossamer Lace stamp can be used in so many ways!

The other make-n-take we did at the party was a quick and easy card made with Howlstooth and Scaringbone DSP from the Holiday catalog.  The DSP adds so much that a small stamped image (from Mixed Medley-hostess) and some Basic Black taffeta ribbon was all that was needed to finish things off!  As you can see by the samples below, just changing the DSP makes this card design very versatile!

On the card (above) that I demonstrated, I used a blender pen to add some color to the inside of the leaf (Lacy and Lovely).  I stamped Thank You on the 7/8" cotton ribbon from the Holiday catalog.  A little sanded Core'dinations Early Espresso cs and some Basics Glimmer brads finished it off!

Happy Stamping!

Halloween Bag

My mother-in-law asked me to make some Halloween bags.  She doesn't have any trick-or-treaters stop by, but she does have a few grandchildren in the area that always visit and say, "Boo!" to Grandma on Halloween!  Todd and I went to Target and found these bags.  I removed the bright pink ribbon and replaced it with a more Halloweeny black.  Then I stamped away!  The pumpkins and words are retired and the bats and googly-eye guy are from the Googly Ghouls set in the Holiday catalog.  For the grass I just cut a 1 1/2" strip of Garden Green and sniped the top.  They looked so cute on the shelf I had them on, I almost didn't want to give them to her!  :) 

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Christmas Stamp-A-Stack October 2012

 You will make 3 of the card above at the Christmas Stamp-A-Stack (more info below).  This quick and easy card looks like it has multiple layers...but it's just the card base and a piece of naturals white!

 I love the way the tree flips up on this card!!  You will make 3 of these.

 Glimmer paper!!! It's so pretty!  You will make 1 of the card above.

DSP makes this card easy!  There's no way I would ever stamp all of those red and green circles.  But I sure like the way it looks!  You will make 3 of this card.

 Stamp-A-Stack registration info
The Christmas Stamp-A-Stack will be held on Friday, October 12, 2012 from 6:00-8:00pm at Mountain Bay School.  You will stamp 10 cards with envelopes.   The RSVP deadline is October 10th.  

Cost: $17 (Early Bird Special- Register and pay on or before Sunday, October 7th and the cost is just $13!).

Contact me to register or if you have any questions.

Happy Stamping!

Monday, September 24, 2012

Stamp Club September 2012

 Stamp Club members made this card with Howlstooth & Scaring bone DSP, as well as Champagne Glimmer Paper.  The black squares are 2 1/2" and the DSP is 2 3/8".

 Take some Early Espresso Coredinations paper and rip the edges.  Then crumple it and sand the top.  It's a great way to get a rustic look!

Two of the stamps from Daydream Medallions were stamped with Whisper White and then embossed.  This ribbon is part of the September special, "Back to Spool".

Happy Stamping!

Monday, September 17, 2012

Private Card Class September 2012

These are the 4 cards you will make at the Private Card Class on September 20th. The RSVP deadline is Tuesday, September 18th, so let me know asap if you plan to come! At the Private Card Class you can choose to pay $10 or make the cards for FREE with a minimum purchase of $25. A Private Card Class is what your friends are hoping you'll have, so let me know when you want to schedule your own Private Card Class!

Happy Stamping!

Sunday, August 26, 2012

Christmas in August-Roxie's party

This ornament is a very simplified version of the ornament on the 2012 Holiday catalog. These ornaments are fun to make, but a little time consuming. Once you make one, though, you'll want to make more!

Lovely as a Tree is a great stamp set for holiday/winter cards! To make the moon, I stamped the trees, punched a circle of a post-it to use as a mask, then sponged with Tempting Turquoise. Remove the mask and you have a moon! The glimmer in the snow is Dazzling Details Silver Sparkle from the Holiday catalog.

The tree on this card is 3-D! Stamp and punch three times, fold in half, and attach together. This is the same technique that was used on the ornament.

Triple Time Stamping!!! This technique is quick and easy to do. Layer the lighter card stock with a small amount of adhesive. Then stamp, stamp, stamp! Take the layers apart and attach to a slightly larger piece of coordinating card stock. There are so many stamp sets that this would look great with!

Happy Stamping!

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Faux Quilt Card

This quilt card is fun and (pretty) easy to make! I used the card stock background color and layered squares of DSP and a coordinating color on top of them.
Happy Stamping!

Monday, July 30, 2012

Reason to Smile Party

The Reason to Smile set is so fun to stamp with! I used that set to make the card, above!

I used a paper daisy on the card, above. Don't have paper daisies?? Punch out a scallop circle, snip in at each scallop, sponge on ink, and curl the edges with a bone folder. It makes a pretty flower, too!

This card, above, uses a technique called Triple Time Stamping. Layer all of the white pieces of card stock on top of each other, using a small amount of adhesive. Stamp the words and then the flowers. Separate the pieces of white card stock, and layer on the colored card stock. Quick, easy, and fun! I bet you have a flower set at home that you could do this technique with tonight!

This card was also a make-n-take. I'm loving the new Essentials Paper-Piercing Pack!

Happy Stamping!

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Reason to Smile stamping party

Hello stampers!

You are invited to a Reason to Smile Stamping Party! You may have seen
the special for July. If you choose to order $50 in SU merchandise, you can get the
new Reason to Smile stamp set for just $5! At the party, we will do
some projects with that set, as well as some other fun projects. If you
are not able to attend but would like to place an order so you can get
the set, just send me your order on or before July 30th.

*I will demonstrate the card, above, and use a paper daisy.
What if you don't have a paper daisy? I'll show you another quick
and easy way to make a flower!

When: Monday, July 30th at 6:30pm
Where: Patrice's house
Cost: This is a free workshop!
RSVP by Sunday, July 29th
Hope to see you there!

You are also invited to find out more about being a SU demonstrator that
same night. At 5:45 on Monday, July 30th I will be sharing information
about being a SU demo: just to get the discount, as a way to make a
little extra money, or as a full-time career. There will be no pressure
to sign up if it turns out it's not right for you. But you'll leave
knowing why I LOVE being a SU demo! We'll do an extra make-n-take and
you will be able to ask any questions you may have. If you've ever
thought about it, this is a great opportunity to see if it's right for
you now, later, or never! Please RSVP by July 29th.

Happy stamping!

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

I am Creative class banner

I went to the I am Creative class at the Stampin' Up! convention. We made this fabulous banner. Each banner uses a different technique that a concept artist at SU showed during the class. I can't wait to make some more banners for Fall, Christmas, etc!

Happy Stamping!

Friday, July 20, 2012

Convention 2012

The Stampin' Up! Convention is fantastic again this year! I can't wait to show you the things I am learning!!! One of the classes I took at Convention 2012 is "I am Doing Business My Way". Bonnie Thurber from the home office lead the discussion between two SU demonstrators (Tami White and Ronda Wade) about different types of events they hold. I can't wait to try some of their ideas out and make stamping even more fun than ever!
Happy Stamping!

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Coming in July!

This card uses the Reason to Smile set (available only in July!!) and Curly Cute. The cs is Always Artichoke, River Rock, and Whisper White.

I got a new (used by Todd) printer and wanted to make sure I could scan. I thought a little preview of July would be a good thing to scan!

Happy Stamping!

Saturday, June 2, 2012

New Catalog Workshop 2012

The leaf card (100% CASEed), above, and the Happy Birthday card, below, were both make-n-takes at the New Catalog Workshops on June 1st and 2nd.

I embossed the leaf on the card, above, using the new firm foam pad. It is so juicy that if you stamp and immediately put embossing powder on, it will stick! This card is 90% CASEed. :)

I went to the SU Regionals this past winter and this gift card holder was given to me as a swap. It is so easy to make! One piece of card stock is 5 7/8 x 4 1/4, scored at 2" and 5". The other is 3 7/8 x 4 1/4, scored at 3". The two pieces are attached with Sticky Strip where the shorter folds are. You can then decorate and slip a gift card in. It's a quick and easy way to fancy up a gift card!

Contact me if you are interested in getting a new SU catalog, or if you would like to have a party!

Happy Stamping!

Saturday, May 5, 2012

Retirement Party May 2012

 The Stampin' Up! Retirement Party is Thursday, May 10th at 6:30pm at my house.  It is a FREE workshop!  Please RSVP on or before May 9th.  I will demonstrate the cards above and below.  There will be a lot of fun retiring products used on both!

You will make this card (above) if you attend the Retirement Party on Thursday, May 10th!  You can use this ribbon (Artichoke Jean) or Marina Mist grosgrain.

You will also make this card (above) at the Retirement Party.  We'll use Craft Whisper White ink and Stampin' Pastels.

I hope you can make it on Thursday for some stamping fun with retiring products!

Happy Stamping!

Sunday, April 29, 2012

May Card Buffet

May Card Buffet

The May Card Buffet will be held Monday, May 14, 2012 between 5:30-8:30pm. You will make 8 cards during that time, from a choice of 12. Just like a buffet, you get to choose which one you want to make the most! The cost is $16 if you pay/register before May11th and $20 if you pay/register on May12th or 13th. There is a limit of 10 people at the Card Buffet!  The are the same cards as the ones "served" at the April Card Buffet. Contact me for more information (