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

Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Tuesday Tea and Techniques

All set for Tea and Techniques tonight.
I cut extra make & takes, so drop by 
even if you haven't RSVP'd.
Project photos to come.