Saturday, May 31, 2014

May Ladybug ink. Night

This month our card swap theme was "Use a Stamp Set You Haven't Used Before!"

I have plenty of those stacked on my shelves.  I decided to use Tea Party.  
When it first came out, it went on my must have list because I am a tea party fanatic!
This beautiful set has been patiently waiting on my shelf.
I love these stamps and I love this card!
Keeping a monochromatic theme helped keep this card quick and simple.

Ruth's M&T

Karen's Card

Carmelita's Card

Ruth's Card

Ruth's Demo 

My demo using the new
Carmelita also showed us how quick and easy it is
to scrapbook with Project Life, but I forgot to take a picture!

Friday, May 30, 2014

Simple Gifts

Stampin' Up! makes it easy to come up with cute and inexpensive gifts.

I made these little gifts for each of my coworkers.  They graciously took turns
caring for my youngest daughter while my husband and I were out of town recently.
Packaging doesn't get any easier when you use SU cello bags.  
I attached a simple tag using dimensionals 
and tied it with a coordinating bow.
Inside is lip balm and hand cream I found at the Santa Fe farmers market 
while we were out of town.

I needed a fast gift for my daughter's teachers and my Bible study teachers.
I decided to make a set of simple cards.  
I love the Blooming With Kindness stamp set!  
With just one stamp set, one marker, one ink pad and our Notecards & Envelopes,
I was able to make pretty, fast, and simple cards.

I made several cards, put them in a cello bag with a small box of chocolates,
and attached a tag with Baker's Twine.
This gift looked impressive, but it took very little time or money.

What can you put in a cello bag today??

Monday, May 5, 2014

April Technique Club

In April we learned the Versamarker Shadow Technique.
You simply stamp a bold image and outline it with a marker.
Since Stampin' Up no longer carries the Versamarker, 
we used the white marker and the silver marker.

You can either fully outline the image...

or outline it to one side.

I learned this simple box from Nicole at our monthly downline meeting.  Thanks, Nicole!
It just uses and 12x12 sheet of DSP and the Simply Scored.
Truly the easiest box I've ever made.  No cutting!
Using the Simply Scored, you score and punch each side at 3".  
Then flip the DSP to the back side and score and punch each side at 3".
Then you fold on lines and adhere flaps inside.

This is the same box with the flaps left open.
Love this box!