Thursday, August 14, 2014

Card Exchange

Here are the swaps from our last downline meeting.
Our color challenge was to use our least favorite color.
Diana's card

Cassie's card

Ruth's card

Dana's card

Dana showed us how she made the pull out card.
Here is the inside view.

Carmelita's card

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Monogram Notebooks

How can it be back to school already??  Seems like I was 
just posting about end of the year teacher gifts!
You know how I like to try to make 
easy and inexpensive gifts using my Stampin' Up supplies.
For back to school gifts, I decorated composition notebooks.
I used the Everything Eleanor stamp set
along with some retired paper, ribbon and dies.

Customizing your gifts is easy when you use Stampin' Up products.

I used letter dies and the Big Shot to cut out the teachers' initials.

Here is a slightly altered version of the notebook.
Instead of wrapping it, I tied the gift with our Burlap Ribbon.
Sweet and simple!

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Downline Meeting Demonstrations

Carmelita demoed the new Gift Box Punch Board.
This tool is AMAZING!!  It'll be available in the new
Holiday Catalog.  I will be offering a class on this new product soon!
It creates so many sizes and shapes of boxes!  This was my favorite.

Ruth demoed a fun watercolor technique.

Carmelita provided our Make & Take.
This pretty card is adapted from the recent 
Convention M&T's.

Monday, August 11, 2014

Color Challenge

For my downline card swap this month, we were given the color challenge to use
our least favorite Stampin' Up color.
I used my least favorite colors with one of my most favorite.
Guess what!  It turns out my least favorite color, Sahara Sand,
isn't so bad and actually is a great neutral with
just about any color.
I paired it with Pink Pirouette.
I'll stop neglecting this versatile color now that I see how great it looks.
Stay tuned later this week for more swaps.

Saturday, August 2, 2014


My Blendabilities class was so much fun
and I loved the projects!
All Blendabilities are tax free this weekend!  Don't miss out!

We started out with coloring on some non-paper accessories.
One of the great things about Blendabilities is that they are alcohol based.
That means you can use them to color on glossy surfaces like pearls, brads, and rhinestones.

This project was inspired by Diana Gibbs.  Notice that the pattern on the 
DSP of the envelope liner matches the pattern on the texture on the Crumb Cake cardstock.

This card was cased from Rachel Tessman.  
So sweet and pretty.

This is an easy card to make as it uses the pre-cut
notecards and envelopes.  I used the Chalk Marker to add highlights to the flower.

Here are samples of the Blendabilities on
Whisper White and Very Vanilla Cardstock.

Samples on Vellum, Shimmery White, and Whisper White.
Blendabilities work best on smooth paper.  They won't work
too well on our Naturals card stock or Watercolor paper.

This is my preferred method when using Blendabilities markers:
Dark first, medium second, then cover the entire image with the lightest marker.