Sunday, November 18, 2012

Christmas Card Club (Class 4) The finale!

On December 1 we will have our last Christmas Card Club for 2012.  It has been so much fun!  Last night we met for class 3 and believe it or not I already have one of the cards designed for the next class.  I have been wanting to use this stamp image for a long time but could never find a way that pleased me and was not so involved that it would be difficult to make more than one.  I mulled it over for a couple of months and came up with this!

I used Midnight Muse card stock on a Whisper White card base, stamped the image and greeting with Versamark ink and heat embossed with silver embossing powder.  You may have noticed the silver glimmer paper layered with the Midnight Muse CS punched with the Decorative Label punch.  The glimmer paper sets off the silver embossing powder beautifully and spotlights the words.  Simple but elegant! 

Now to come up with one last card...SO MUCH FUN!
If you want to join us for this last class.

One last Christmas card...

And here is the second Christmas Card we will make on Dec. 1. Thanks to Jettie for the use of her stamp sets Watercolor Winter and Four the Holidays.  The supplies used are Garden Green and Whisper White cardstock, Garden green, Old Olive, Crumb Cake, Early espresso and Raspberry Ripple ink, and a little Dazzling Diamonds to accent the holly berries. 
Coming up in January we will be having a monthly Stamp-a-Stack.  Get stocked up on all the cards you need year round.  Be checking this blog for further information in December.

Monday, November 12, 2012

Christmas Card Club (Class 3)

Thursday is the third installment of my Christmas Card Class!  We have so much fun each time we get together.  This week we will be making these two cards.
The first one uses a little clever paper folding to make the Christmas trees and dry embossing.
The second one uses dry embossing as well plus heat embossing for the greeting.  Both cards use images from My Digital Studio (MDS) a favorite of mine right now.  I am currently making Christmas gifts with hybrid of MDS and my card making supplies.  Sorry, can't add pictures until after Christmas. The beautiful Very Vanilla velvet ribbon is from the Stampin' Up! clearance rack.  You might want to check out the deals there. Awesome!
Now to get started on designing the next andvery last 2012 Christmas Card Club scheduled for December 1.  Have fun stamping!

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Paper Ornament Class on Saturday

 Tomorrow is the last day to sign up for this class.  Designs will stay the same, colors may change. There are four ornaments in all.  The last two are one ornament closed and open.  Great one to mail to friends at Christmas!  Stores well.  Hope you can come.

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Free Downloads!

In honor of Digital Scrapbooking Day Stampin' Up! is offering 3 free digital downloads and 50% off kits from October 29 through November 6.  If you don't have My Digital Studio contact me to find out how!

Christmas Card Club (Class 2)

Thursday is the second installment of my Christmas Card Club.  Easy but beautiful cards.  You have today only to reserve a spot!  $15.00 for 10 cards. Tomorrow I start prep.  Almost half way through....

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Get ready for Christmas early this year!

This Saturday, October 13 at 2:00 we will be making these four handmade gifts.  Starting in the back and going clockwise we will make a double pocket gift tote complete with gift card, a decorated, gusseted cellophane bag for your homemade goodies, a sticky note wallet and a sour cream container filled with kisses. Last day to sign up is tomorrow, Thursday, October 11.  Get ready for Christmas early this year!  

Friday, September 21, 2012

Christmas Card Club (Class one)


These two cards are the projects for this Thursday evening's first installment of my Christmas Card Club.  If you come to all four classes (once a month) you will make 40 beautiful handmade Christmas cards to send to friends and family this year. Each class costs only $15 and you will walk away with five of each of these cards the very first night. There are still a few more openings in this first class!  Respond by Tuesday, September 25 to reserve your spot.

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Great gift for September!

        While the kids are heading back to school, Stampin' Up! is going back to 'spool'! For the month of September, get a FREE package of 3/8" Stitched Satin Ribbon-an $8.95 value-for every $40 you spend!
Choose from the following ribbons: Midnight Muse, Gumball Green, Summer Starfruit, Primrose Petals and Raspberry Ripple.

Contact me if you need a catalog or visit my online catalog and order from my website.  There is no limit! Order now...time is running out!

Friday, September 7, 2012

A grandson is a precious miracle!

I haven't been doing much stamping in the last week or so.  I have been visiting my daughter, son-in-law and my brand new grandson.  I get to stay a week to help out Mom and Dad and of course snuggle little Benjamin as much as I can. 

Since I got here I have been working a lot on my trial version of My Digital Studio 2.  I started a newborn baby book that I will have printed before the 31% off sale is over (Sept 14) and made a couple of cute birth announcements. I've chosen my favorite one to share with you.

It is so easy to create when all you need is your computer.  I'm able to spend time with family and create at the same time.  It's a win-win.  I know I will definitely upgrade to MDS2.  I love the flexibility that this version has.  I look forward to creating many projects and with a new grandson I will have plenty of precious material to work with.

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Last chance to sign up for Saturday's Stamping classes

                                                                      Sticky Note Pad

Here are the four projects that we will be making in my Stampin' Up! Paper Crafting Class on Saturday at 3:00.  If you would like to attend please send me a message through this blog or through Facebook before Friday morning. Fee is $20.00 for supplies.

At 10:30 on Saturday I will also be holding a Stampin' Up! workshop where you can try your hand at stamping for FREE.  You will walk away with two of your own handmade cards and find out what you can do to give your cards a little extra pop. I need notice by tomorrow morning if you are planning to come.

                                                      HOPE TO SEE YOU THERE!

MDS2 Try it for FREE!

Thursday, August 9, 2012

.99 Stampin' Up Discontinued Designer Fabric Sale!.99

If you like to use fabrics in sewing or in crafts you had better be quick!  Stampin' Up! has just put some of their fabric bundles on sale for $0.99! This price is for three extra wide fat quarters (28" x 18".)  At this price you can order lots.  Quilting, sewing projects, fabric ribbon, the possibilities are endless.  You can order this fabric online through this link to my Stampin' Up! store. Click on SHOP NOW and then on Clearance Rack.  While you are there you might want to check out the other wonderful items on clearance.  I may have to do some shopping myself!

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

MDS ~ On the Go!

One of the things that have been keeping me busy this summer is the anticipation of the arrival of my first grandchild.  My daughter and son-in-law, Dawn & Matt, were graciously given a baby shower by some friends in Richmond. As my husband and I decided on a gift to bring to the shower I fell in love with the crib comforter set they had chosen for Benjamin's room. I immediately decided to make the gift card on MDS with a designer kit I had seen used in a You tube demonstration. "On the Go" has so many cute vehicles and background papers perfect for a little boy's room.  I copied a picture of the comforter on my computer and did my best to recreate it for the card and I have to say, I was thrilled with the result.
The next order of business was to actually buy the bedding set.  As I searched the internet for one in stock I quickly realized that it was no longer available.  What a disappointment!
The new quilt is also cute and it is waiting for his arrival in his nursery at this very moment but they still got the old quilt, in the form of my card which I still think is adorable.

Smashing Summer Starfruit!

I've got to admit...when the new Stampin' Up! In colors came out in June I thought they were all wonderful except for one.  You've guessed it, Summer Starfruit.
 In the last couple of days I have been playing around with the new In colors.  During our July team meeting I won the drawing and got a cute little bucket full of Summer Starfruit card stock and  Patio Party designer series paper conveniently cut into  4 1/4 x 5 1/2 pieces.  I decided to make as many cards as I could using only my prize paper, whisper white card stock and 2012-2014 In color ink and I was really pleased with the results.
I was able to make 7 cards and still have a little leftover. It only took me a little over an hour! I found that all the In colors do complement each other and that I especially like Summer Starfruit and Midnight Muse together. For years I have seen challenges on websites and blogs that suggest limiting yourself to a certain color theme or design but have never really tried any of them.  I actually found that limiting myself in this way made the creative process a lot easier.  I will definitely use this strategy again and maybe even take one of those challenges. When I do you will be the first to know.

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

A Few New Cards

Stamp sets: Easy Events, Mixed Bunch; Paper: Crumb Cake, Early Espresso, Whisper White Card Stock; Ink: Gumball Green, Primrose Petals Stampin' Writers; Embellishments: Early Espresso Baker's Twine; Tools: Paper piercer.

Stamp Set: A Word For You;  Paper: Whisper White, Crumb Cake, Early Espresso, Pretty in Pink card stock; Ink: Primrose Petals, Raspberry Ripple Stampin' Writers, Versamark; Embellishments: Heat and Stick powder, Dazzling Diamonds Glitter; Tools: Scalloped Circle punch, Create a Cupcake punch, Simply Scored scoring tool with Simply Scored Diagonal Plate.

Stamp Set: Create a Cupcake; Paper: Whisper White, Not Quite Navy card stock, Twitterpated Designer Series Paper; Ink: Crumb Cake, Primrose Petals, Raspberry Ripple, Early Espresso, Gumball Green, Midnight Muse Stampin' Pads, Marina Mist Stampin' Writer; Tools: Cupcake Builder punch,
Had a few minutes to create today and came up with these three.  "Wedding Wishes" was CASEd from one I saw on Splitcoaststampers by Loll Thompson.   The  "Ice Cream Cone" was altered from a card exchange with a friend but the "Cupcake Birthday Card" was mainly my own. I LOVE create-a-card X 3 days!

Monday, June 11, 2012

Great Summer Deal!

This is the first time I have ever seen such a great deal with Stampin' Up!  Maybe I just wasn't paying attention but this is wonderful!  If you host a workshop in the month of June or July your earn a total of $115 or more of free stuff from the catalog PLUS half price items.  That could seriously increase my collection!  Let me know if you are interested in hosting a workshop by leaving a comment or visiting my SU! website  and sending me an email from there.  If you don't want to clean up your house you can host it at mine.  What a deal!

Saturday, May 5, 2012

Just got back!

Just got back from our cruise to Bermuda!  It was kind of cold and rainy but enjoyed the trip anyway.  Suitcases are unpacked, laundry almost finished, I am ready to get started creating again.  When I got home I had my latest Stampin' Up! order waiting for me along with three customer's orders. I can hardly wait to dig into my new supplies and find out where it will take me.  I know I have a couple of specific cards to make for some friends and then I will start getting creative for my upcoming workshops. If you are interested in coming to my Beginning Stamping 101 class check my Stampin' Up website for dates and times.

Friday, April 20, 2012

Saturday Afternoon's Projects

These are the two cards we will be making tomorrow at my Saturday afternoon Stampin' Up! workshop.  The first one is a CASE on one that Jan Mata made last Saturday at her Stamp Camp.  Thanks, Jan!  The second one is my creation.  How can you go wrong with such a great stamp set combined with the wonderful matching punch?

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Stamping Challenge

In light of the recent release of the Stampin' Up! retired stamps list (which cuts my current inventory about in half) I have challenged myself to create as many different cards with one stamp set as possible.  Let the challenge begin!  I will be posting these cards in Pinterest under the category of Stampin' Up! Challenge.

Monday, April 16, 2012

Check out the retiring stamp sets on my Stampin' Up! website:
Order by May 31 if you want to own any of these stamp sets before they are gone for good.

Sunday, April 15, 2012

Beginning Stamping 101

This Saturday, April 21 from 2-4 PM I am leading a Beginning Stamping 101 class to learn the basics of stamping. We will make two cards and I will demonstrate a stamping technique and introduce you to My Digital Studio, a very exciting way to scrapbook, make cards, calendars and much more right on your own computer using the same colors, stamps and accessories as are used in Stampin' Up! materials. Come and enjoy a relaxing, fun afternoon creating cards you can proudly share with others.  
RSVP by Friday, April 20 as a post or email at             

Monday, April 9, 2012

Mom's Greenhouse Garden

Triple Treat Thanks

Thursday Evening Workshop

I am so excited about this Thursday evening's workshop.  I will demonstrate a technique, we will make two cards,(Triple Treat Thanks & Mom's Greenhouse Garden) and enjoy some refreshments and chatting time.  If you would like to join us please email me so I can have plenty of supplies ready.