Thursday, August 23, 2012

Awesome August Stamp Class

Have I ever mentioned how much pleasure I get from sharing the joy of crafting with others?   Probably about a million times by now but it's so true.    Last night is a typical example of me and how I do things.   I actually had all of my projects prepared the day before the class (okay - that is not typical of me at all!).    Then I busted my butt all day cleaning my house from top to bottom.    By the time class is supposed to start, I'm totally exhausted and can hardly keep my eyes open (because I was up so late the night before getting my projects organized!).  How am I going to find the energy to conduct a class?   It happens every time - the excitement of being with other ladies who love to craft, their enthusiasm and interest and amazing crafting ability give me the burst of energy I need.   Of course, the chatting and laughing have a big part in perking me up too.    Once again I was totally impressed with the skill and abilities of some new stampers.   It is so satisfying seeing others take pleasure in the doing something that I love so much.   Ah, enough chatter and on to the projects.

First of all we started with an altered project and then made a matching card:
It is canning season but since I don't do any canning, I needed to use these pretty jars for something else.   They are wonderful for gift giving.   I made sure to have some candy in the ones I gave the ladies for their projects.   This project was also a great way to showcase some of our new fabric.   The matching card is so cute and was CASEd from Christy Fulk.    Check out her blog at    Thanks for the inspiration Christy.    I changed my card up just a little bit.


Paper:   early espresso core'dinations, more mustard, whisper white
Stamps:  Friendship Preserves
Ink:   island indigo
Accessories:   big shot, window frames collection framelits, woodgrain and polka dot embossing folders, orchard harvest designer fabric, more mustard polka dot scallop ribbon


Paper:  early espresso, more mustard, raspberry ripple, lucky limeade, orchard harvest DSP, whisper white
Stamps:  Perfectly Preserved
Ink:  island indigo, early espresso, lucky limeade, raspberry ripple
Accessories:   big shot, cannery set framelits, bitty banners framelits, woodgrain embossing folder

Finally, a vintage look thanksgiving card:

Paper:  cherry cobbler, more mustard, old olive, soft suede, chocolate chip, watercolour paper, very vanilla
Stamps:   Full of Blessings
Ink:  pumpkin pie, old olive, more mustard, chocolate chip, cherry cobbler, bashful blue, early espresso
Accessories:   big shot, labels collection framelits, ovals die (retired), Autumn Accents bigz die, brushed bronze designer buttons, 1 1/4" scallop circle punch

I hope you enjoyed these projects.    Thanks for stopping by.


1 comment:

  1. Pat, I know what you mean about prepping and cleaning before a class. Been there! Love all your projects, looks like an awesome class. Especially love the vintage Thanksgiving card.


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