Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Paper Pumpkin

The November Paper Pumpkin was so cute and fun!

Some past Paper Pumpkin kits are available to subscribers.
For info click here.

Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Christmas Greetings Thinlits Dies - Peace

This was my favorite card from the Stamp-a-stack.
The little bird is made from the red foil sheets.

Monday, December 21, 2015

Six Sayings Christmas Card

The fourth Stamp-a-stack card.
This hostess set is only available for a few more weeks.

Sunday, December 20, 2015

Flurry of Wishes

The third card from my Stamp-a-stack.
The Rich Razzleberry and Blackberry Bliss
make such a great snowy card.

Saturday, December 19, 2015

Christmas Greetings Thinlits Dies - Merry

Here is the second card from my Stamp-a-stack.
The background color was made with reinker mixed with water in a spritzer.

Friday, December 18, 2015

Christmas Greetings Thinlits Dies - Jolly

I loved how the cards from my recent Christmas Stamp-a-stack turned out.
Lots of products from the Holiday Catalog.  Get them before they are gone!

Monday, November 30, 2015

24 hour Stamping' Up Flash Sale!

My favorite deal is 
the Magnetic platform,
on sale 40% off for only $24!
If you have a Big Shot, this is a must have item for an incredible price.

Thursday, November 26, 2015

Ombre Resist Technique

My next Stamping' Saturday will be my annual
Christmas Card Stamp-a-stack.
Create 15 beautiful Christmas cards, 3 each of 5 designs.
When: Friday, December 4th, 6PM-9PM
and/or Saturday, December 5th, 9AM-Noon
Cost: $20
Please bring adhesive and scissors.
RSVP deadline with payment: Nov. 27th.
For Friday's class, register here:
You can also pay me directly with cash or check by Nov. 27th.

 At this month's Tuesday Tea and Techniques we learned Ombre Resist.  
It is two techniques I combined for beautiful results.
On Shimmery White Cardstock, we embossed the snowflakes with clear embossing powder.
We then brayed Rich Razzleberry and Blackberry Bliss ink over the entire cardstock,
starting with the lighter ink on one end and working toward the darker ink.
We then used a slightly damp tissue to rub the ink off the embossed images
and to work the ink into the cardstock.

As much as I love how this card turned out,
I loved the time sipping tea and chatting with my stamping friends even more!

Join us for next month's class.

Saturday, November 7, 2015

Holiday Catalog

Finally, here are the projects from my open house.
This one uses the following new items in the Holiday Catalog:
Happy Scenes stamp set
Hearth & Home Thinlits Dies
Woodland Embossing Folder

This card I cased right out of the catalog.  
It uses the following new products:
Sleigh Ride Edgelits Dies
Jungle All the Way stamp set
Softly Falling Embossing Folder
Garden Green Striped Ribbon

My next Stamping' Saturday will be my annual
Christmas Card Stamp-a-stack.
Create 15 beautiful Christmas cards, 3 each of 5 designs.
When: Friday, December 4th, 6PM-9PM
and/or Saturday, December 5th, 9AM-Noon
Cost: $20
Please bring adhesive and scissors.
RSVP deadline: Nov. 27th.

For Friday's class, register here:
For Friday's class, register here.For Saturday's class, register here.
You can also pay me directly with cash or check by Nov. 27th.

Thursday, November 5, 2015

Tuesday Tea and Techniques

Tuesday the 10th is my next Tuesday Tea and Techniques class at 6:30.
Last month we learned the Shaving Cream Technique.
This pretty and fun technique is so easy, and 
the color combinations are limitless.  
In a tray or a styrofoam plate, spread out some shaving cream.
Drop several drops of reinkers from three different colors.
The colors I choose are coordinating, but they don't have to be.
With a skewer, swirl the ink slightly.
Press a sheet of cardstock onto the surface.  
Carefully lift up and wipe off ink and shaving cream.
You are left with incredible, unique patterns.  

This was our completed project using the new set
Lighthearted Leaves.

Join me next Tuesday for a new technique!

Monday, October 19, 2015

!5% off Stamps, and Tuesday Tea and Technique

Tuesday Tea and Techniques is tomorrow at 6:30 at my house.  Let me know if you are able to attend and make a technique card and greeting card with the Shaving Cream Technique and the new set Lighthearted Leaves.  Please remember to bring along your adhesive and scissors.

Also, great news!  Stamping' Up is offering 15% off stamps October 19-23 only!!!  See details here.

To get in on this special, order here.
Hostess Code: YG3AQQJK

Thursday, September 24, 2015

Sneak Peek at Holiday Catalog Open House

Join me this Saturday to make these cards with new Holiday Catalog products!

Stampin' Saturdays - Holiday Catalog Open House
Saturday September 26,2015   Come and go anytime between 9 - noon. 
Pick up a free and fabulous Holiday Catalog.
Door Prizes and make & takes.

Retired products on sale.
Every $10 order in new products will get you one free stamp set of your choice from my retired stamps.

Saturday, September 12, 2015

Ladybug ink. Morning

Last month we had my downline meeting.  It's always fun to get together
to stamp and share with fellow demonstrators!
These were some of the door prizes.

I punched the tops with Scalloped Tag Topper Punch (133324).
Inside was a roll of Washi Tape attached with a glue dot.
These were so simple and easy to make.

Also in the door prize basket were stacks of the new
Timeless Elegance DSP (138444). So gorgeous!!  

This adorable box was one of the Make & Takes.
It uses the Curvy Keepsake Box Thinlits (135853).
I cased this from Lydia at Understand Blue.

This was my card exchange.
It uses the beautiful new stamp Definitely Dahlia (129911).

This monochromatic card used the new In Color Hello Honey.

Here was our second Make & Take.

Would you like to join my Stampin' Team?

Friday, September 11, 2015

Photopolymer Stamp Storage

I love Stampin' Up's Photopolymer stamps.
I wasn't loving having to peel them off the
printed plastic sheet they come on
every time I stamp with them.

(Inside of Box)
I saw a video on Youtube that solves this problem.

(Back of box)
Just slide the printed sheet between the hard case 
and the plastic sleeve on the outside of the box.  
Adhere the four corners with glue dots.
Make sure you attach the sheet facing the right direction.
Now the stamps are attached directly to the storage case,
and the printed images still shows through.
So much easier to peel on and off!
This simple tip is saving me time and frustration!

Thursday, September 10, 2015

Dab and Splash Technique

I learned this technique from my downline Ruth Norton.
She learned it from the online video tutorial by
Lydia does a great job of explaining this technique and I love the colors she used.
Neither Ruth nor Lydia had a name for this technique.
I was calling it sponge and spritz, but at my Tuesday Tea and Techniques Class
I asked the stampers for ideas for a better name.
I think it was my mom that came up with the name I adapted to
Dab and Splash.
You dab three coordinating colors with sponges,
then you spritz the card with water.
The bonus technique on the leaf is
Rock 'n Roll.
You ink the stamp in one color,
then roll it around a darker, coordinating color so 
just the edges get inked.

This is the card Ruth made with this technique at our last meeting.
The richness of the colors is fabulous!  
And look at that black glitter paper.

Over the weekend, I heard someone say,
"A day without glitter is like a day without sunshine."
I love that!!  Never mind that it came from a male, lawyer/musician
that just may have been being slightly sarcastic.
It's a great saying none the less!

I will offer Tuesday Tea and Techniques the second Tuesday of each month.
I hope to see you next month.

Below are some of the items I used on this project.
You can place orders at 

This item is 50% off in the clearance rack!!

Price: $29.95 $14.99

Woodgrain Textured Impressions Embossing Folder 127821
Price $7.50 

For All Things Wood-Mount Stamp Set 135152
Price $25.00
 For All Things Clear-Mount Stamp Set 135155
Price $18.00 

Aqua Painters 103954
Price $17.00

Heat Tool 129053
Price $30.00