Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Looking forward to the Blog Hop!!

It's getting closer!!!   Make sure to check in on Thursday, February 2nd for the Stylin' Stampin' Squad February Blog Hop.    There are lots of blogs in this month's hop so be prepared to see some awesome projects.

Have fun hopping!!


Thursday, January 26, 2012

Retired but not forgotten

Here are a couple of projects using retired product:

This card uses the retired valentine stamp set Filled with Love and retired DSP Night and Day for the envelope. The card base is basic black layered with real red that has been embossed using the square lattice embossing folder. The envelope is cut using the scallop envelope die. The heart is from the Filled with Love set punched out with the large heart punch. A mini clothespin is prettied up with a heart punched from red shimmer paper using the small heart punch. The final touches are white bakers twine and rhinestones coloured with red sharpie. We will be using this card for my son's class as our Valentine project.

We made this clean and simple card in a Beginner Card Class. I had cut this paper for another project ages ago and never did use it. The card base is the retired green galore card stock, layered with certainly celery and whisper white. The stamp set used is Vintage Vogue stamped in certainly celery and pretty in pink. A very basic card which was a good place to start our class. The ladies impressed me so much with their talent and ability and I look forward to seeing them at future classes.

I have been busy preparing for the upcoming blog hop which will take place on February 2nd. Make sure you check out the hop for some awesome projects. I also have been preparing for the upcoming Mommy & Me Valentine's Class and for clubs. Stay tuned for those projects!! Thanks for stopping by.


Sunday, January 15, 2012

January Club #1 Projects

Hello everyone.   I hope you enjoyed the blog hop last week.   It's a great way to see a lot of projects and get some motivation!    Make sure to check in the first week in February to see the next round.

It was so good to get back together with my Club ladies.    I always end up with a severe case of crafter's burnout after the Christmas craft sale season.    The little break between Christmas and the New Year does not involve any crafting at all.   However, though the break is nice, it is so hard to get the crafting mojo going again.   My Club ladies are my incentive to get it in gear and once I start again, it's all good.   I love my Club ladies!

Here are the projects we worked on:

This card uses the I (Love) Love jumbo wheel.    The card base is basic black which is embossed on the bottom using the heart folder from the new Textured Impressions Embossing Folders found in the Occasions Mini.   The real red layer is punched using the Pinking Hearts Border punch.   The wheel is inked with real red and run on whisper white.   We coloured basic rhinestones using a permanent marker to add just a bit of bling to this card.    This works well as a masculine card.   I actually gave this card to my husband for our anniversary yesterday.

Our next project used the shaving cream technique.   The card base is in marina mist, layered with whisper white embossed with the vintage wallpaper folder.    The blushing bride layer and the shaving cream glossy layer are cut with the new Labels Collection framelits die.   This die is so perfect for layering!   Our shaving cream layer is done with marina mist and pretty in pink ink refills on glossy paper.    The ribbon is the new pleated ribbon in blushing bride.   The pearls were coloured using a permanent marker.

Our final project was a romantic layout.    I always do one this time of year as it is our anniversary and Valentine's Day is coming up so it seems appropriate.    This layout uses a crumb cake base.   The very vanilla layer is stamped in early espresso using a stamp from Artistic Etchings.    The envelope is cut using the Big Shot and the scallop envelope die.   The luxurious paper used for the envelope comes from the Mocha Morning Specialty Designer Series Paper.   Love this paper!!   The image behind the envelope is stamped in early espresso using a stamp from the Notably Ornate set.    The insert for the envelope is also from the Notably Ornate set and it has the date written on it.  The hearts are silver glimmer paper sponged with more mustard and cajun craze and punched out with the large heart from the Heart to Heart Punch.

My next post will include the projects used in Club #2 and the Beginner Card Class that was held yesterday.   It is so exciting to meet new stampers.   They thoroughly impressed me with their craftiness!   

Thanks for stopping by!


Friday, January 6, 2012

January Blog Hop

I'm so excited to be involved in my first blog hop! You may have just come here from Erin's blog. This month's blog hop is focusing on the new Occasions Mini product and/or a thank you. My project uses the new Occasions Mini set Sweet Cake which I used for a thank you card:

The card base is chocolate chip with a layer of pretty in pink DSP from the pattern pack. The next chocolate chip and pretty in pink layers were cut using the new Framelits Labels Collection. The cupcake image is stamped on whisper white with chocolate chip ink. The stem of the cherry is wiped clean using a blender pen and then coloured with an old olive marker. This image is then trimmed out and popped up using dimensionals. The "You're So Sweet" saying is stamped using melon mambo. The cherry and heart are silver glimmer paper coloured with melon mambo reinker and an aqua painter. The icing on the cupcake has a beautiful shimmer thanks to the application of dazzling details. A pretty in pink button, white bakers twine and a thanks so much from the Tiny Tags set finishes off this card nicely.


Sweet Cake
Tiny Tags
Curvy Verses
Chocolate Chip
Pretty in Pink Pattern DSP
Pretty in Pink
Whisper White
Silver Glimmer Paper
Chocolate Chip
Melon Mambo
Old Olive
Big Shot
Labels Collection Framelits
Ticket corner punch
Tiny Tag punch
Small heart punch
Small circle from the Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack
Pretty in Pink button from Subtles Designer Buttons
White Bakers Twine
Dazzling Details

Thanks for stopping by. I hope you enjoyed the blog hop! Make sure to stop by Shellie's blog if you haven't already.


Blog Hop Participants:

Shellie Hepner Grindy www.creativeeclectica.com
Patricia Thompson  http://sunnystampin.blogspot.com/   ------------ you are here!

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Blog Hopping!!

I'm so excited to be taking part in my first blog hop! I will be joining several other Stampin' Up! demos in this blog hop which will take place tomorrow. Make sure to stop back in to see what we have all been up to.

Thanks for stopping by.