Sunday, March 3, 2013

All Occasion Card Class Part 2

Continuing on with the projects from my last card class.    The ladies were busy!!

I'm not really happy with how the colours look in this pic.    The card base is lucky limeade which is my new favourite green.   I love the Tea for Two DSP!!


Paper:   lucky limeade, very vanilla, Tea for Two DSP
Ink:   lucky limeade, calypso coral
Stamps:   Oh, Hello, Thoughts and Prayers
Accessories:   big shot, ovals collection framelits, soda pop tops, very vanilla seam binding ribbon, basic pearls

This sympathy card was totally CASE'd from the big catalogue.    Simple but beautiful!


Paper:   crumb cake, marina mist, certainly celery, whisper white
Ink:   marina mist, certainly celery, crumb cake, soft suede
Stamps:   Love & Sympathy
Accessories:   big shot, vintage wallpaper embossing folder, color spritzer, square and scallop circle punches, linen thread, basic pearls

This card has a different format.   A single piece of card stock measuring 4" x 5 1/2" is wrapped with a 3" x 12" piece of card stock.   A seam binding ribbon is used to tie the card closed.


Paper:   always artichoke, very vanilla, Paisley Petals DSP (retired)
Ink:  always artichoke
Stamps:   Mixed Bunch, Curvy Verses, Tiny Tags, Everything Eleanor
Accessories:   big shot, adorning accents edgelits, ovals collection framelits, perfect polka dots embossing folder,  blossom punch, jewelry tag punch, circle punch, always artichoke seam binding ribbon, basic rhinestones 

Now I need to prep for an upcoming Birthday Card Class and for March Club.    Busy, busy!   Thanks for stopping by.


Thursday, February 28, 2013

All Occasion Card Class

I held two card classes last week and thoroughly enjoyed stamping with some wonderful ladies.    My favourite part of my job as a Stampin' Up! Demo is spending quality stamping time with others who enjoy crafting too.   For the All Occasion Card Class, we completed six cards.   The ladies did a fabulous job.   I will post three of the projects today and the remaining three will be posted on Sunday.   Here we go ...

This card was a partial CASE from Jessica Woitas.   I found her card on our SU demo site, Stampin' Connection, but do not have a link to her blog.   Thank you Jessica.    I absolutely love the new Designer Builder Brads!!


Paper:   basic gray, whisper white
Ink:   basic gray
Stamps:   Well Scripted (retired)
Accessories:   big shot, Hearts a Flutter framelits, perfect polka dots, elegant lines and lacy brocade textured impressions embossing folders, basic gray two tone ribbon, designer builder brad, large basic pearls

A clean and simple card!!   This was a total and complete CASE from "sarsam" which I found on Splitcoaststampers.   Once again, I do not have a link to a blog.   Thank you so much for the inspiration sarsam.  It may be difficult to tell from this picture but there are two scored lines under Happy Birthday.   It adds a nice touch when you are limited on how you can embellish a masculine card.


Paper:   sahara sand, Well Worn DSP (retired - darn, I wish I had more of this paper!)
Ink:   Not Quite Navy
Stamps:   Something to Celebrate (retired)
Accessories:   scoreboard, square punch, linen thread

A cute birthday card for a child.    This is such a cute set from the spring catalogue.


Paper:   pacific point, whisper white
Ink:   pacific point, night of navy
Stamps:   Oh, Whale!, Pretty Petites (SAB)
Accessories:   big shot, Cloudy Day embossing folder, Happy Whale clearlits die, petite curly label punch (SAB), basic rhinestones

Hope you liked these projects.   More to come in a couple of days!   Thank you for stopping by.


Wednesday, February 20, 2013

February Card Club projects

I had a lovely time with my club ladies this month.   We were especially excited to have Trina join us again.   Can't wait to see her more often!

Most of the cards we did in Club were partially CASE'd cards.    I am so grateful for the demos that share their beautiful creations and give the rest of us inspiration.   Here are the projects we worked on:

 This clean and simple card was CASE'd from Cristena.    You can see her blog here.    Thank you Cristena!   This card features product found in the spring catalogue.   Love the flower trim!


Paper:   crumb cake, pool party core-dination, whisper white, primrose petals, Tea Party DSP, Early Edition DSP
Ink:   chocolate chip marker, primrose petals, old olive, early espresso
Stamps:   Oh Hello!
Accessories:   big shot, honeycomb embossing folder, sanding block, color spritzer, flower trim, basic rhinestones, sponge dauber, bitty butterfly punch, square punch

 I have been seeing the chalkboard technique everywhere and wanted to use it for a club project.  This card was a partial case from Selene Kempton.    You can check out her blog here.   I wanted to use the paper doilies which made the perfect background for the sentiment.


Paper:   pool party, basic black
Ink:   versamark, whisper white 
Stamps:   Everything Eleanor, Vintage Verses (SAB)
Accessories:   big shot, window framelit, whisper white and pool party embossing powders, paper doilies, basic pearls, pool party seam binding ribbon

I finally got around to getting the Little Additions stamp set.   Wow - there are 21 pieces to this set so it can make up a wonderful variety of baby cards.   I wanted to make a non gender specific baby card so thus the colour combination.


Paper:   early espresso, summer starfruit, whisper white, Sycamore Street DSP (SAB)
Ink:   early espresso, summer starfruit, crumb cake, rich razzleberry
Stamps:   Little Additions, Teeny Tiny Wishes, Cuddles & Kisses (inside)
Accessories:   big shot, polka dot embossing folder, basic rhinestones, early espresso striped ribbon

Now it's time to prep for a card class this weekend.    I will post pics after the class.   Thanks for stopping by!



Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Oh, Hello!

Yes, I'm saying hi but I'm also introducing you to the Oh, Hello Bundle from the spring catalogue.    I love it!  But then there's not much that I don't love about all of the fabulous product Stampin' Up! provides for us.   These bundles are great savings.    You save 15% when you purchase the bundle with the framelits and the coordinating stamp set.     I'm supposed to be busy prepping for card club but I wanted to do a quick post to show you a card:

And another version ...

I'm also in love with the flower trim!    You get so much in the pack and you can dye the flowers, use a sponge dauber to add subtle colour, colour with markers or they are beautiful just as they are.   In the last version I tipped the petal edges with dazzling details for a little bit of bling.

Hope you love this set as much as I do!   Thanks for stopping by.


Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Mommy & Me Valentine Class Feb/13

This past Saturday I had the pleasure of putting on a Mommy & Me Valentine Class.   I always enjoy classes with the kids.   We have fun making crafts, visiting and some good snacks.    Here are the projects we worked on during this class:

These cute little guys were inspired by this blog.    For our owls we used the retired pillow box die for the body, large heart punch for the face and feet and an ornament framelit was used to make the wings.   This treat hold can hold two of the Hershey minis.

Our group made a fridge magnet using soda pop tops, first edition DSP and a heart punched from glimmer paper using the small heart punch.    A rhinestone added some bling.    Crystal Effects covers everything and is left to dry.    Glue a magnet on the back and you have a pretty fridge magnet.    The butterfly soda pop top was done as an example of some other images you can use.

Everybody knows and loves the Angry Birds.    This card was CASE'd from this blog.    Lots of punching to create this card and we used the chalkboard technique for our sentiment.   Cute!!

Finally, the moms got to make their card for their special Valentine:

Early Espresso and Crumb Cake for a masculine valentine card.    The Early Espresso core-dination paper is embossed with the vintage wallpaper embossing folder and sanded to go with the vintage look. 

I hope you are working on your Valentine projects as that special day is coming up soon.   Thanks for stopping by!


Monday, January 28, 2013

Another club project and more!

Hello everyone!   This blog post might be a little long as I am behind on my posting and have a lot of projects I want to share with you.   So without further ado ...

This is my most recent project and I am super excited about it.    I had posted another version of these cocoa packets in a November post which you can find HERE.   The Christmas cocoa packets were one of our November Club projects.   Credit goes to Dawn Olchefske for the idea.    It occurred to me that these would also work for a Valentine project as February can be darn cold and a nice cup of cocoa is always good.    So with a little bit of modification, we now have Valentine cocoa packets!!   These were a popular item at my last trade/craft show and I hope they will be again at my next show on Sunday.


Paper:   basic gray, whisper white, red shimmer paper, Love Impressions Specialty DSP (retired)
Ink:   basic gray, real red
Stamps:   Scentsational Season (retired), Filled with Love (retired), Teeny Tiny Wishes
Accessories:   big shot, hearts collection and holiday collection framelits, small heart punch, 7/8" scallop circle punch, 2 1/2" circle punch, scallop oval punch, modern label punch, pretty in pink taffeta ribbon, basic rhinestones

This was one of our January club projects.    Perfect for a masculine birthday card.


Paper:   chocolate chip, lucky limeade, whisper white, International Bazaar DSP
Ink:   chocolate chip, lucky limeade
Stamps:   Blue Ribbon
Accessories:   big shot, stripes embossing folder, ticket corner punch, 2 3/8" scallop circle punch, 1 3/8" circle punch, chocolate chip taffeta ribbon, designer naturals buttons, linen thread

I can't remember what this technique is called!!   If anyone knows, please drop a comment.   I haven't made a card with this technique in forever so thought it was time to do it again.   The brad in the centre of the flower acts as the hinge for the top part of the card.   Cute!!


Paper:   naturals white, baja breeze, chocolate chip, daffodil delight
Ink:  chocolate chip, daffodil delight, baja breeze
Stamps:   Bring on the Cake, Create a Cupcake, Elements of Style
Accessories:   big shot, polka dot embossing folder, eyelet border punch (retired), boho blossoms punch, cupcake builder punch, daffodil delight striped ribbon, basics glimmer brads

That's all for now.    Thank you so much for stopping by!


Thursday, January 10, 2013

Stylin' Stampin' Squad January Blog Hop

Hello and Happy New Year!! We postponed our monthly blog hop just a little due to the Christmas and New Year holidays. I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas and that you are excited to see what the Squad has come up with to celebrate the New Year! This month's theme is to celebrate the new spring catalogue that came into effect on January 3rd. Once again I was blown away with all of the awesome goodies Stampin' Up! has come up with. So without further delay here are my submissions for this month's hop:

I was so excited to see the Honeycomb embossing folder and the soda pop tops! I would have loved to have added a rose from the flower trim but apparently it didn't make the cut during my pre-order. Dah!! I will be getting that flower trim next order for sure.


Paper: Island Indigo, Very Vanilla, Tea for Two DSP 
Ink: Island Indigo, Old Olive 
Stamps: Collage Curios, Bring on the Cake 
Accessories: Big Shot, Apothecary Accents framelits, Honeycomb embossing folder, 1" circle punch, soda pop tops, Island Indigo bakers twine, basic rhinestones, sanding block 

Of course now it's time to start thinking about Valentine's Day. This is a very feminine card. The background heart is whisper white that has been spritzed with primrose petals and champagne shimmer paint to give it some sparkle. The new Pool Party embossing powder was what encouraged me to go with this colour combination. And for a girl that loves bling, the new large rhinestone basic jewels made me very happy!


Paper: Primrose Petals, Pool Party, Whisper White
Ink: Versamark, Primrose Petals, Champagne Mist shimmer paint
Stamps: Hearts a Flutter, Itty Bitty Banners
Accessories: Big Shot, Needlepoint Border embossing folder , Hearts a Flutter framelits, Hearts Collection framelits, Itty Bitty Banners framelits, small heart punch, pool party seam binding ribbon, stampin' spritzer, large and regular basic rhinestones

I hope you have enjoyed the blog hop so far. Please click on the NEXT button below to proceed to the next blog. Please also make sure to leave comments for all of our blog hop participants as we all need to feel the love! Thank you for stopping by.


Blog Hop Participants:
  1. Annie L. of Love Me Cards
  2. Pam S. of Stampin' in the Sun!
  3. Nancy B. of Lady Stamps-A-Lot
  4. Rose C. of Stamp with Rose
  5. Tonya B. of Stampin' with Tonya
  6. Dawn S. of Dawn's Creative Chalet
  7. Patricia T. of Sunnyone Stampin'
  8. Pamela W. of Stinky Tofu
  9. Kim R. of Stamping with Kim
  10. Terry B of Goin' Over the Edge
  11. Justin K of JK Cards
  12. Heidi B of Stuck on Stampin'
  13. Jennifer B of NW Stamper
  14. Bree R. of Craft-somnia
  15. Diana E of Stampin' Fun with Diana