Wednesday, July 30, 2008
Thursday, July 24, 2008
I had a chance to play on Tuesday and enjoyed myself so much! I made a cute "piece of cake" box that turned out adorable, don't you think?
Anyway, it made me wish I knew someone getting married or having a party, because a bunch of these would make the cutest party favors! I got the template for these cuties from a fellow SCSer. The template she sent me is actually for a 3-tiered "cake". The "slice" I made was from the bottom layer. I just printed the template out on white cardstock, cut it out, stamped it, assembled it, and decorated it. The back opens so you can put something inside.
On a different note, I'm going away this weekend for my husband's birthday. My parents and I went in together and rented a cabin up in the mountains (away from this heat!) for his birthday. It should be a nice, relaxing time. I'm thinking about printing up a few more of these templates and bringing them along with me. I may have some time to play while I'm up there relaxing. I know my mom is bringing along a fun project to work on while we're there. You'll have to wait until we get back to find out what it is... have a nice weekend!
Tuesday, July 22, 2008
I haven't gotten to create anything for a few days and I'm having withdrawals! I did create a card for a workshop this Thursday last Friday, but I didn't take a picture, so I have nothing new to share! I'm hoping I'll be able to squeeze some creative time out of this week. In the meantime, I'll just have to be content with showing you a card I made a few weeks ago. This was my first attempt at the "emerging color" technique. It was pretty fun!
I started with a whisper white CS square and stamped the small flowers in a few colors all over the white square. Then, using versa mark and a larger flower stamp, I stamped 3 flowers on the card and used clear embossing powder to heat emboss the large flower images. Then with a brayer, I applied the old olive ink over and over the square. I repeated this a few times. Then I wiped the clear embossed flowers and finished the card as shown! Pretty neat, huh?
Well, that's all I have to share today! Have a wonderful day!
Saturday, July 19, 2008
Stampin' Up! has begun selling a new product line called Decor Elements. This new product line is self-adhesive vinyl art for walls, mirrors, windows and other surfaces. Decor Elements can be purchased from a Stampin' Up! demonstrator (like Heidi). Below is a link to a blog that another demonstrator put up. She put these Decor Elements all over her house and they look amazing! Check it out here!
So what did you think? Pretty neat, huh? What an easy way to dress up a wall or add more character to a space. If you would like more information about this awesome new product line, let us know!
Thursday, July 17, 2008
I meant to post yesterday, but I've just had a weird week. My water heater broke Monday (water in my house, in my garage), got it fixed Tuesday (our friend and dear brother in Christ, Dave, put in a new one for us!), and yesterday was errands and swimming. So... (long breath), I'm just hanging out at home today and thought I would quickly put a new post on here. I know you wanted to know all that.
Anyway, I will share a card with you that I made a few weeks ago. I love the colors of this card!
For this card, I used DS paper (Bali Breeze), River Rock CS, Taken w/ Teal CS, and Whisper White CS. The only stamping I did was with the little flower from "Fresh Cuts" in versa mark on the River Rock panel and the "for you" from "Fresh Cuts" in Taken w/ Teal ink. The DS paper is great on cards. So anyway, about my title: Chipboard is Awesome! Okay, the square with the flower cut-out is a chipboard piece from Stampin' Up!'s Blossoms and Basics chipboard assortment. I just covered it with CS and trimmed and sanded the edges. I also distressed the edges with Taken w/ Teal ink, added a rhinestone to the middle and voila! Let me know what you think!
Monday, July 14, 2008
The August newsletters are in the mail, so be looking for them either in your snailmail or email. Adriel did the designing of the newsletter this month. I like the colors and clip-art she chose, it reminded me of summer colors. Hmmm... maybe there's a card that is waiting to be created with the newsletter colors and summer theme.
We've included a lot of information in this newsletter, as well as a creative card challenge. I hope some of you take the challenge, I'd love to see what ideas you come up with. Our newsletter lists our upcoming classes, a short article on what we do and offer, as well as information about the stamp club that will be forming in September, so be sure to take a look.
I'm excited about our free workshop in August. We've ordered the new "Flower Power" card scrappin kit and the "Wow Flowers!" stampset and are anxious to share all the creative ways they can be used. I can't wait to design and play with them myself. We'll be using either one or both of them for one of our "make-n-takes". You'll also get a chance to preview the new "In Colors" that will be featured in the new Fall/Winter catalog. They're very cheery and bright. I'm looking forward to using these colors in my upcoming projects.
It's been a few days since I posted anything on here. I thought I would share with you some photos from the 5 for $5 class we did last Friday. These are the cards we made (all materials Stampin' Up! unless noted):
These first two are the same card (layout in a vertical direction), but they end up turning out a little differently at the end. One is used for a more feminine card and the other is unisex.
Recipe for these two cards: Sahara Sand CS, Soft Sky CS, Apricot Appeal CS, Wild Wasabi CS, Whisper White CS, Priceless set, Tagger's Dozen set, Versa Mark, Apricot Appeal Stampin' Write marker, Night of Navy Stampin' Write marker, scallop circle punch, 1-3/8" circle punch, 1-1/4" circle punch, sheer white ribbon (not SU), rhinestones (not SU), mini glue dots, and dimensionals.
This one we made two of at once. I think teaching customers how to make two of one card is an invaluable lesson. It doesn't really take a lot more time and you end up with two instead of one. My mom designed this one.
Recipe: Bashful Blue CS, Barely Banana CS, Basic Black CS, Real Red CS, Whisper White CS, Bashful Blue ink, Barely Banana ink, Basic black ink, Mellow Moss ink, Fresh Cuts set, scallop circle punch, red ribbon (not SU), scallop scissors (Friskars), and dimensionals.
This last card is actually a gift card holder. It is a "W" card that has a gift card insert inside. Super cute and super versatile. My mom designed this one as well. I don't have a picture of the inside... sorry!
Recipe: Sage Shadow CS, Blue Bayou CS, Whisper White CS, Porcelain Prints DS paper, 2" circle punch (not SU), scallop circle punch, 1" circle punch, 3/4" circle punch, corner rounder, Seeing Spots set, Blue Bayou ink, brass brad, and dimensionals.
So that is what we did! Hope you enjoyed the pictures!
Friday, July 11, 2008
Good morning! I had some time yesterday to play with our stamps and paper, so I made a card for Kristina Werner's color inspiration #15. The colors are below and they were so fun to play with!
So... this is what I came up with. A mod card, somewhat masculine, that I will use to give to my husband at some point in time.
I used the 3/4" circle punch and the 1/2" circle punch to make the little rings, just like the bedding. On the certainly celery, I used a stamp from the set "All in a Row" and used white craft ink. I applied paper piercing to the bottom of the card and around the half circle (punched from 1-1/2" circle punch). I used chocolate chip taffeta ribbon around the certainly celery panel. I raised the certainly celery panel up with dimensionals and attached the really rust side panel on top of the certainly celery with dimensionals as well (though it's hard to tell in the pic.) I wish I had been able to make more than one card and done something else, but I didn't have time.
Here's the recipe:
CS: chocolate chip, close to cocoa, certainly celery, really rust, whisper white
Sets: All Holidays, All in a Row
Ink: Close to Cocoa, White craft
Accessories: paper piercer, chocolate chip taffeta ribbon, 1-1/2" circle punch, 3/4" circle punch, 1/2" circle punch, dimensionals.
Thanks for looking!
Thursday, July 10, 2008
Here's some links for more inspiration. I love seeing other people's work. Hope you enjoy looking at these as much as I did/do!
story about a girl
The next one made me smile. Can you guess why?
one happy stamper
Well, that's all for now folks!
Tuesday, July 8, 2008
Monday, July 7, 2008
Saturday, July 5, 2008
Thursday, July 3, 2008
Don't you love Adriel's card she finished yesterday? I told her it looks very "urban" and upscale. We're both looking forward to the mini-accordion class this Saturday. This was Adriel's design, so she asked me to make sure her directions were accurate by making one. Well...the first one I started, turned out to be an example of how important it is to read the directions carefully. I didn't match the right sides together correctly and it turned out to be a good laugh.
Hope you all have a safe and happy Fourth!
Wednesday, July 2, 2008
I have wanted to do this for a long time and I finally did it today! I took on color inspiration/challenge #14 on K. Werner's blog for these 5 colors.
Basic Black, Basic Gray, Ruby Red, River Rock, and Whisper White
I would never have chosen these colors to go together, but I love them! I used a set (Seriously Sassy) that we originally got to use with teens, but it seemed to go with the whole inspiration well. Hope you like it! Let me know what you think!
Card measures 6-5/8"x3-1/4"
Inspiration colors (listed and shown above)
Seriously Sassy stampset
Little Pieces stampset (soon to be retired! sniff, sniff)
Tagger's Dozen (also retiring)
1-1/2" circle punch
1-1/4" circle punch
1-3/8" square punch
1-3/4" square punch
Basic Black craft ink pad
Classic Basic Black ink pad
Clear embossing powder
Ruby Red Stampin' Write marker
Basic Gray taffeta ribbon
Basic Black brads
Dimensionals (of course!)
BTW, I know this is my second post today, but I couldn't wait until tomorrow!
Here is a picture of the recipe scrapbook that we will be doing in August. This is just the front of the flip book. The recipes are inside. I was being dumb when I took pictures and didn't get a picture of the inside! I will do that today (if I remember) and put it on here soon. Anyway, the theme for this album is "Summer Favorites". I think everything about this screams "SUMMER!", don't you?
This album was inspired by a recipe scrapbook featured in the Stampin'Up! Stampin' Success publication for March '08, pictures shown below. (Gotta give credit where credit is due!)
Tuesday, July 1, 2008
Here is a list of all our classes this month. All classes are open to ages 12 and up, unless otherwise noted. Normally, registration and payment is due 2 weeks in advance for supply and preparation purposes; however, July's events still have spots open. Registration is open for all classes below.
July 5, 1-3 pm: Project Class - Mini Accordion Album ($10)
July 11, 1-3 pm: Stamp-a-Stack (5 cards for $5)
July 14, 7-9 pm: Project Class - Mini Accordion Album ($10)
August 2, 1-3 pm: Project Class - Recipe Scrapbook ($10)
August 15, 1-3 pm: Stamp-a-Stack (5 cards for $5)
August 18, 7-9 pm: Project Class - Recipe Scrapbook ($10)