Mystery Hostess Make & Takes

January 7, 2008 at 6:46 pm | Posted in Events, New Products, Projects, Stamp Set- Time Well Spent, Stamp Sets, Stampin' Up!, Technique- Watercolor Wonder Crayons, Technique- Watercoloring, Techniques | 2 Comments

I’m still bummed that I couldn’t have my New Catalog party last Friday.  But now I’ll be able to make some of the raffle prizes even better.  🙂   There’s a package of brand new Rub-Ons on their way to my house right now!  And I know just what I’m going to do with them first.  hee hee 

I hope you’ll be able to make it on the 18th.  I want to show you what we’ll be doing for the Make & Take.

It’s a matching 3×3 card and a snack-size Hershey bar.  I used a brand new hostess set called “Time Well Spent”.  It is a great set for making notes and cute goodies for friends.

I’ll be doing a quick watercoloring demonstration at the party for those who’d like to see it.

   

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

It’s My Party & I’ll Stamp If I Want To! Birthday Card Stamp-A-Stack

March 27, 2007 at 11:18 am | Posted in Events, Projects, Stamp Set- Basket Full of Fun, Stamp Set- Canvas, Stamp Set- Eat Cake, Stamp Set- Everyday Flexible Phrases, Stamp Set- It's Your Birthday, Stamp Set- Letterpress Alphabet, Stamp Set- Looks Like Spring, Stamp Set- Print Pattern, Stamp Set- Riveting, Stamp Set- Sincere Salutations, Stamp Set- Wild About You, Stamp Sets, Stampin' Up!, Technique- Watercolor Wonder Crayons, Technique- Watercoloring, Techniques | Comments Off on It’s My Party & I’ll Stamp If I Want To! Birthday Card Stamp-A-Stack

So, I’ve been wanting to do a Stamp-A-Stack for a few months now.  A Stamp-A-Stack is similar to a Stamp Camp, where you come to my house to make cool projects.  At a Stamp-A-Stack, though, you make multiples of the same items so you build up your stash of handmade cards to give away.  I always need extra birthday cards myself. 

This Sunday is my birthday.  And I decided, for my birthday, I’m finally going to host that Stamp-A-Stack I’ve been planning.

These are the cards we’ll be making.  I think you’ll like them!

We’ll be making 3 each of the 4 cards (that’s 12 cards total) with matching envelopes for $20.  Those in my Stamp Club have a special price of $16. 

The event will be on Saturday, April 21st @ 2PM

You must sign up & pre-pay by Tuesday, April 10th!  That’s only 2 weeks from today!  Click here for my contact info.

We’ll have chocolate cake (I have to with us making that yummy chocolate cake card!), punch, chips & dip…  Expect a party!

The cards we’re making are designed so there is something for everyone on your card list- a pretty, feminine one, one for the kids, a nice masculine one, and a general birthday card (I know very few people who don’t like chocolate!). 

At each of the card stations there will be instruction posters with step-by-step photos.

Here are close-ups of each of the cards, and also their insides.

   

Feminine Birthday Card

Inside of Card (this card can be used for any occassion if you don’t stamp the birthday saying)

 

Inspired by this card

  

Kids Birthday Card

Inside of Card (this card could also be used for any occassion, if you skip stamping “happy birthday”)

Inspired by this card.

 

Masculine Birthday Card

Inside of Card:

Inspired by this card.

 

Chocolate Cake Card

Inside of Card:

Inspired by this card & this card.

I hope you’ll join us!

Ahoy, a pirate birthday!

February 6, 2007 at 8:29 pm | Posted in Projects, Scrapbooking, Stamp Set- Ahoy Matey!, Stamp Set- Matey's Map jumbo wheel, Stamp Sets, Stampin' Up!, Technique- Watercolor Wonder Crayons, Technique- Watercoloring, Techniques | Comments Off on Ahoy, a pirate birthday!

 

I made this two-page spread last week.  It’s of a really fun birthday party for Esther’s friend, Ricky.  I waited to post until I had shown Ricky’s mom first. 

Stamp sets: Ahoy Matey, Classic Alphabet, Matey’s Map jumbo wheel 

Paper: Bashful Blue, Brilliant Blue, Real Red & Watercolor Paper 

Ink: Jet Black StazOn Pad, Basic Black Jumbo Wheel Cartridge 

Accessories:  Watercolor Wonder Crayons, Aquapainter, Antique Brass Hodgepodge Hardware, Bluebird Grosgrain

 

I finally used the Watercolor Paper this weekend.  Stamping on this paper with StazOn works so well for watercoloring!  I love how thick and durable it is!  It doesn’t fall apart when wet the way other cardstocks sometimes do. 

  

Ricky’s parents asked if they could have copies of the photos we took.  So of course I stamped the CD label, too!  🙂 

  

a little pickup

January 30, 2007 at 2:28 pm | Posted in Projects, Stamp Set- Canvas, Stamp Set- Dotted, Stamp Set- Loads of Love, Stamp Set- Loads of Love Accessories, Stamp Sets, Stampin' Up!, Technique- Watercolor Wonder Crayons, Technique- Watercoloring | Comments Off on a little pickup

Made this card for my mom last week.  She’s having bad car troubles.

sets:  Loads of Love, Loads of Love Accessories, Dotted background, Canvas background

paper:  Sage Shadow, Bordering Blue, Not Quite Navy, Ultrasmooth White

ink: Basic Black, Versamark

accessories:  Watercolor Wonder Crayons, AquaPainter, Antique Brass Hodgepodge Hardware, White Grosgrain

More Petal Prints

January 23, 2007 at 5:01 pm | Posted in Projects, Stamp Set- Petal Prints, Stamp Sets, Technique- Watercolor Wonder Crayons, Technique- Watercoloring, Techniques | Comments Off on More Petal Prints

 Today I made these library pocket cards for some ladies at my church.  I love Petal Prints!  And I LOVE the Watercolor Wonder Crayons.  I spritzed the stamp with a water bottle, then colored right on the stamp with the crayons.  Then, just stamp right on your project.  I know, I used this technique the last time I posted something from this stamp set.  But they work so well together.

I used the splatter stamp from Itty Bitty Backgrounds to add to the watercolor look.

Swing Card

November 9, 2006 at 1:02 pm | Posted in Projects, Stamp Set- Petal Prints, Stamp Set- Print Pattern, Stamp Sets, Technique- swing card, Technique- Watercolor Wonder Crayons, Techniques | Comments Off on Swing Card

Another project I did for the first time last month was a Swing (or Flip Flop) card.  It is a fun card!  When gently pulled open, the focal point swings around and you see the back of it.  You use this area to write your message.  Because of the way it opens, the card is definitely best seen in person.  I took multiple photos to try to show the movement:

 

Here are Beate Johns’ fabulous intructions for the spinner card!  Be sure to download the template that she created at the top of the page.  It has all the measurements and is actual size when you print it up.  When you create this, you’ll find it is really nice to have our paper cutter.

Splitcoast swing card gallery

I love Petal Prints!  I need to use it more.  For the focal point, I colored directly on the stamp with our Watercolor Wonder Crayons.  Then I stamped the outline (2-step) image over it with Elegant Eggplant.  Click here for Beate’s tutorial on this technique.

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