Friday, September 24, 2010

Birthday card class

Tomorrow fans of Stampin’ Up will join at my house for a Birthday Card stamp-a-stack.  They are making 4 birthday cards.  I have finished up 3 of them and will share the 4th tomorrow after they make them. (I want to keep SOME surprises for them) 

The first card is a fun one using Fox and Friends and the new saying set Curly Cute.  The colors I picked using the Color Coach – Tangerine Tango, Daffodil Delight and Concord Crush.029The second card was an easy one layer card using a hostess set – Because I Care.  The colors are Regal Rose and Garden Green.


031  The last card I am going to share is one that is using the Beautiful Butterflies die for the Big Shot.  This uses a retired Designer Series Paper from the Spring, but the colors are Certainly Celery, Pretty in Pink and a touch of black.  The stamping was done with a great birthday stamp set called On Your Birthday.


Monday, September 20, 2010

Baby Gifts

I had a couple of baby gifts to make for work.  So… I pulled out my paper and stamps and went to town creating some fun mini brag books!  I used shades of pink – Melon Mambo, Pink Pirouette, Regal Rose, Pretty in Pink.  I used a couple of stamp sets – Baby Bundle, Priceless, Lovely Letters, and Greeting Card Kids.  They were a HIT!  The ladies loved them and proudly put them in their purses to add photos later!021 022 023 025 024 026

Thursday, September 16, 2010

September Scrapbook Class

This Friday night fabulous friends will gather at my house for our monthly scrapbook class.  I have created 2 layouts fit for the season.  The first one is a Back to School layout ready for your class photo and some snapshots of the first days.  I used the colors Night of Navy, Old Olive and Daffodil Delight.  The stamp set is Schoolbook Serif I loved the punched owl and a big thank you goes out to Connie Babbert who I copied her wonderful idea.

The next layout they will make is a fall combo from the My Create Ink blog challenge.  I used the colors More Mustard, Chocolate Chip and Baja Breeze.  The layout was inspired by Gretchen Barron and the Soul Scrappers Challenge sketch.  The stamp set I used was Baroque Motifs.  It seems to be my 'go to' set!  I also used the Scallop Trim Border punch and the new Scallop Squares Duo Bigs Die.

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Southwest Demonstrator meeting

Last night was our  Stampin’ UP! Southwest Demo meeting.  We always have a great time sharing business tips, creating, staying current with what is going on in the company, a few treats and some lovely ladies!  Thanks gals.  This month fellow demonstrator Sue Smedly was in charge of the Make and Take. We all made an adorable owl post it note holder.  She got the idea from Becky Roberts.  
owl post it - make and take
One of the highlights is our card swap.  Here are a few Halloween cards that were shared - Kathy Huss Kendra RichardsonT Cathy
From top left – card made by Kathy Huss, top right – made by Kendra Richardson (got the idea from Dawn Griffith), bottom left – made by T, and bottom right – made by Cathy Gray.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

A special card

A few weeks ago, my daughter in law asked me if I had a sympathy card for her to send to her aunt. She had just been told she had cancer. She is doing ok at this point and undergoing very aggressive therapy. I was more than happy to make her a card to send to her - I love that about making cards--- you can send a smile across the miles, simply by taking a few minutes of your time to create something beautiful. The best part about a handmade card is that it is a HUG with a fold in the middle. Stampin' Up! allows me to be creative whenever, and however I need to be -

The card is using one of my favorite 'go to' sets - Thoughts and Prayers.

Monday, September 6, 2010

August Club Cards

We had a great Stampin’ Up! club workshop for August.  There were 11 people there!  It was busy to say the least.  We made some fun cards and a little project.  One of the techniques we learned was the Re-inker Spread.  019

This used the Butterfly punch to create flowers that were then sprayed heavily with water.  Then we used the Stampin’ Up! re-inkers in Daffodil Delight and Poppy Parade and applied with an Aqua Painter.  Once they are dry you curl them and layer them, adding detail lines and a brad.  I can not take credit for the original idea, but a big thank you goes out to the many fellow Stampin’ Up! Demonstrators who have made great tutorials and videos.

The next project I am going to showcase today uses the Big Shot and the Mini Milk Carton Die.  I am in love with my Big Shot and am sort of obsessed with it (as the club members will agree with!)  It just makes crafting so much easier! 

Anyway… here is the cute Birthday carton we made - 020

We used a new stamp set for this project – Got Treats.  It is the cutest thing ever and is genuine milk carton style for Birthday, Halloween, Christmas, St. Patrick’s Day and others.  The colors we used were Tempting Turquoise, Real Red and Pumpkin Pie.  We also used the sweet tag set Tiny Tags.  We also used the Medium Jewelry Tag punch to punch out the ‘tiny’ tag.  Makes just the right accompaniment to this sweet little box.

I’ll post more of the cards later on – be watching!  Maybe even join our fun group some day!

Sunday, September 5, 2010

September Calendar

Here is the calendar of events for September.  As with all of them, I used the My Digital Studio software to create it using the digital stamps, paper and embellishments available.  I am featuring 2 scrapbook pages this month along with a Birthday card Stamp-a-Stack.  I hope to see some of you attend.  Please let me know by the Thursday prior to the class if you plan to attend so I can have enough supplies ready.Sept calendar-001