Sunday, November 30, 2014

Blendabilities 30% off - Monday only!

12 set Blendabilities Bundle is 30% off Monday only!
#140388 for bundle  Reg. 143.40  On Sale $100
What an amazing deal on my favorite stamping product ever! 
There are lots of other deals, too.

Friday, November 21, 2014

Online Extravaganza Starts Monday

Huge sale
Nov. 24th - Dec. 2nd
Some Door Buster Deals are while supplies last,
so check out the list and be ready!

                                          See Deals Here!

Print out the list and highlight your must haves!

Friday, November 14, 2014

Christmas Gift Exchange

Our annual Ladybug ink. Christmas gift exchange was this month.

I created a set of coasters using our Blendabilities Markers.

I also made a wall hanging based on the card I posted yesterday.

Of course, the packaging had to be super cute!
I made a simple bag topper that I ended up loving as much as the gift!

I so enjoyed being with the ladies!
We ate delicious food (including my favorite: chocolate covered strawberries!),
opened hand-made gifts white elephant style, and chatted and laughed.
Can't wait for next year's party!

You can see Ruth's gift at her blog.
So pretty!  I was lucky enough to take these home,
though she tried really hard to get to keep them!
We made a rule years ago that you can't keep your own gift after
one stamper, I won't name names (Michelle), loved her gift so much that 
she stole it during the white elephant exchange!  
That was actually a really fun and memorable year,
but the rule stands.  Sorry Ruth!

Cassie made these sweet jars.  She colored the inside
using paint and reinkers. 

Carmelita made this beautiful frame using MDS,
a digital cutter, and some vinyl.  

Dana made this fabulous box.  She didn't just decorate it,
she created it!  There were even boxes inside!

And here's me with my gifts.  :)

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Watercolor Winter

RSVP deadline for my Watercolor Winter
Stamp-a-stack is this Friday, Nov. 14th.
Here are some of the projects we're making.

This is the FREE bonus project!

Christmas Stamp-a-stack - Watercolor Winter

Nov 22
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM  
Create 20 cards using the Watercolor Winter Simply Created Card Kit.
There will also be a bonus project - snowflake earrings using the All Is Calm Snowflake Embellishments!
Cost: $30
RSVP with apyment by: November 14th

Watercoloring and Embossing

I recently had my Advanced Stamping class at Continuing Ed.
We mostly focused on the techniques of watercoloring
and dry and heat embossing.
As I tell my students, this techniques aren't really advanced
You just have to have the right supplies and a little bit of direction.
This is my favorite way to watercolor in stamping.

I used an Aquapainter and some reinker.

For this card, I lightly spritzed a piece or watercolor paper
and stamped on it while it was still wet.

The colors bleed together a bit.

I copied the design for this card from last month's club.

I colored the stamp with markers, stamped it on watercolor paper,
then blended the colors with an Aquapainter.

You may remember a version of this card from my Blendabilities class.

The flowers look watercolored, but it's actually the amazing Blendabilities markers!

The last card I embossed on watercolor paper,
then created a watercolor wash across the whole paper
using an Aquapainter and four colors of reinkers.

You will get the best results with watercoloring by using
watercolor paper, but you can also try our Shimmery white and
Naturals White or Ivory.

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

MDS Coupon Book

For Bosses Day, I created a coupon book using 
Stampin Up's My Digital Studio.
It was so fun and easy.  I'm still not very computer savvy,
so I started with a pre-set MDS template.
I tweaked a few things to get it just right

Each of us at work added a 
Pampering Blessing and a Practical Blessing
for our boss.

The packaging is almost as important as the gift!

I simply attached the ribbon with Snail and the bow with a glue dot.
That way you can still open the package without
ripping it apart or untying the bow.
So simple!

Monday, November 10, 2014

Kissing Technique

At last month's Technique Club, we learned the Kissing Technique.

You simply ink up a bold stamp in a light color, 
then stamp directly on the stamp with a detailed stamp 
inked in a dark color.
Kissing stamps!

This month's club meets this Tuesday at my house at 6:30PM.
Come as a guest or join club for more benefits.

Saturday, November 8, 2014

Dazzling Diamond Dust

At this month's Technique Club,
we're learning Dazzling Diamond Dust technique.
You won't want to miss it!
You don't have to be a club member to attend.
It's this Tuesday at 6:30.  Message me to RSVP.
Food, Fun and Fabulous Cards!
Here's a sneak peek on one of the cards.