LOVE that $10 Card Class!

January 31, 2009 at 2:03 pm | Posted in Accessories- Designer Series Papers, Accessories- Punches, Events, Stamp Set- Heartfelt Thanks, Stamp Set- Love You Much, Stamp Set- Warm Words, Stamp Sets, Stampin' Up!, Technique- Heat Embossing, Technique- Watercoloring | Leave a comment

I have three lovely cards to show you!  I went with a heart theme, but none of the cards is exclusively for Valentine’s.

These are the cards we’ll be making at my $10 Card Class this Friday evening (2/6, 7PM, my house).  If you’d like to join us, just let me know by this Weds (2/4).  You’ll also take home matching envelopes.

class sample 1 by you.


 Lots-of-Hearts Flower Card

class sample 2 by you.

 class sample 3 by you.

class sample 5 by you.

class sample 4 by you.

Stamps: Warm Words
Ink: Riding Hood Red
Paper: Riding Hood Red, Pink Pirouette, Candy Lane Designer Series Paper
Accessories: Heart to Heart Punch, Trio Flower Punch, Stamping Sponge, Dimensionals


Love Birds Gate-Fold Card

class sample 6 by you.

class sample 7 by you.

class sample 8 by you.

class sample 9 by you.

Stamps: Love You Much
Ink: Basic Gray, Baja Breeze
Paper: Basic Gray, Riding Hood Red, Urban Garden Designer Series Paper, Watercolor Paper
Accessories: Wide Oval Punch, Scallop Edge Punch, Word Window Punch, AquaPainter, Silver Brad, Dimensionals


Heartfelt Standing Card

 class sample 10 by you.

class sample 11 by you. 

class sample 12 by you.

Stamps: Love You Much, Heartfelt Thanks
Ink: Basic Black Craft, Riding Hood Red Classic
Paper: Basic Black, Riding Hood Red, Whisper White
Accessories: Clear Emboss Powder, Heat Tool, Whisper White 1/4″ Grosgrain Ribbon, AquaPainter, Uni-ball White Gel Pen


More “Home Again” Samples

May 3, 2008 at 5:42 pm | Posted in Projects, Simply Scrappin' Kits, Stamp Set- Sincere Salutations, Stamp Set- Warm Words, Stamp Sets, Stampin' Up! | Leave a comment

Happy National Scrapbooking Day!

I just had my Scrapbook in an Afternoon class.  I had a great time!  (I think my participants did, too!)  Wow, did we have a speedy group today.  I had planned the class to take 3 hrs (we made 20 6×6 pages), but everyone was done in 1 1/2 hrs!  Everyone stayed around and watched while I taught one of my stamp club members who had missed last night’s meeting how to make Pull Treats.  (I’ll post those another day.)

While everyone was putting together their pages using the Home Again Simply Scrappin’ Kit, I used the left over pieces from my kit to make a few cards.  I used only the kit, the Warm Words stamp set, Sincere Salutations stamp set & a Chocolate Chip Classic ink pad.  Oh, and a little Linen Thread & Dimensionals.

I love those kits!  You really have to see them to appreciate what great quality & value they are.



New Catalog/ Mystery Hostess Party

July 12, 2007 at 8:28 pm | Posted in Events, New Products, Projects, Stamp Set- Pick A Petal, Stamp Set- Warm Words, Stamp Sets, Stampin' Up! | Leave a comment

We had a great time at the party last Saturday!  I’m sorry for those who couldn’t make it!

The main attraction was, of course, the new catalog!  If you haven’t yet gotten your own copy of the Fall-Winter Collection, you can view it online here.  It’s true, though, there is nothing like having a real copy to leisurely browse through for hours.  Contact me to get one!

At the party, I had the new stamp set Pick a Petal out for everyone to make a few cards.  Here are the samples I provided, but most created something all their own.  Its not hard with this stamp set.  It is adorable!

CASED from this card on Splitcoast Stampers.


CASED from this card.

April Workshop Samples

June 2, 2007 at 8:44 am | Posted in Events, Projects, Scrapbooking, Stamp Set- A to Z Accents, Stamp Set- Everyday Flexible Phrases, Stamp Set- Headline Alphabet, Stamp Set- Looks Like Spring, Stamp Set- Springtime Stems, Stamp Set- Warm Words, Stamp Sets, Stampin' Up!, Technique- Watercolor Wonder Crayons, Techniques | Comments Off on April Workshop Samples

I never did post the projects I created for my April Totally Hands On Workshops.  Here they are:

One of my hostesses requested a black and pink project.  Here’s what I came up with:

But I found that all the punching and sponging was too time consuming for an in-home workshop, so I simplified the idea and created these:

Greeting Card 

Stamp sets: Looks Like Spring

Ink: Pretty in Pink, Basic Black

Paper: Pretty in Pink, Basic Black, Whisper White Cardstock

Accessories: Spring Bouquet Flower Punch

This punch is so cool!  It is made to match the stamp with the three flowers in the Looks Like Spring set.  For easy embellishments, just stamp the flowers stamp, line up the punch over the images, and punch! 


6×6 Scrapbook Page of my husband, Tom

Stamp sets: A to Z Accents, Headline Alphabet, Everyday Flexible Phrases

Ink: Close to Cocoa, So Saffron, Bordering Blue

Paper: Close to Cocoa, So Saffron, Bordering Blue, Whisper White Cardstock

Accessories: Stamping Sponge, Apricot & Bluebird Grosgrain Ribbon, Linen Thread, 1/16″ Circle Punch, Dimensionals


Tealight Luminary – This luminary is surprisingly easy to make.  I also like that it folds flat when you’re not using it so it takes almost no storage space and can be mailed in a regular envelope.

Stamp sets: Springtime Stems (Hostess Level 1- retiring June 30th), Warm Words

Ink: Rose Red, More Mustard, Perfect Plum, Certainly Celery

Paper: Certainly Celery Cardstock, Vellum Cardstock

Accessories: Watercolor Wonder Crayons, AquaPainter, Tag Punch, Paper Cutter with Scoring Blade, Stamping Sponge

a wedding card

March 14, 2007 at 12:46 pm | Posted in Projects, Stamp Set- Both Way Blossoms, Stamp Set- French Script, Stamp Set- Print Pattern, Stamp Set- Warm Words, Stamp Sets, Stampin' Up!, Technique- Heat Embossing, Technique- Watercoloring, Techniques | Comments Off on a wedding card

A friend of mine got married last Friday.  She’s a really sweet girl and I wanted to make her a nice card.  But I didn’t have much time because my husband took Friday off so we could do something fun with the kids.  By the time we left Fairytale Town, I knew I had to hurry.  So I planned this card in my head on the ride home and it didn’t take very long at all to stamp.

First, I stamped the Print Pattern background on the Very Vanilla layer.  I heated it with my Heat Tool because I was really hoping that it wouldn’t pick up the embossing powder that I would use on the French Script background.  I even set it aside to dry while I worked on the focal point.  I stamped the roses from Both Way Blossoms (it’s a hostess only set that will disappear the end of June!) and “cherish” from Warm Words in Basic Black Craft ink, then poured Crystal Clear Emboss Powder over it and heated with the heat tool.  Then I colored the roses with an Aqua Painter and Elegant Egglant & Always Artichoke Classic ink.  (I could tell from the invitation that their wedding color was purple.) I punched the corners with the Ticket Corner Punch (I know, I keep using that one!).  My husband suggested I emboss the edges clear, I think it was a great idea! So next I went back to the layer with Print Pattern on it, and I stamped French Script with Black Craft and embossed with clear.  The embossing powder did still stick to some of the Print Pattern, even though I let it dry.  But I still really like the way it turned out. Last, I wrapped a Black Grosgrain Ribbon around the background layer and added a Cream Grosgrain knot.

For the inside, I used the Mini Envelope Template to quickly make an envelope out of Vellum Cardstock to hold the gift card we were giving them.

I think the card looks much better in person, with the embossing all over it, but you get the idea.

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