Saturday, November 7, 2009

Holiday Extravaganza – Part 3

Here are some cute ways for giving gift cards this holiday season. You can choose to make these during my Holiday Extravaganza. Make any 4 gift card holders for $5. Scroll down to see ideas for Christmas cards you can make, and for the times you can stop by to complete your projects. Let me know if you can stop by! Check back for other projects you can make at my holiday extravaganza in MY NEW CRAFT ROOM!!

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Holiday Extravaganza – Part 2

These are some of the cards you can choose to make at my Holiday Extravaganza. Make any 4 cards for $5. You choose which cards you want to make, and how many of each. Scroll down to see the dates/times when you can stop by MY NEW CRAFT ROOM and work on your projects. Keep checking back for other projects you can make. The next post will show several ideas for giving gift cards. Thanks for looking!

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Holiday Extravaganza!

You are invited to join me in my new craft room for some holiday fun. Come to my house during any of the following "open" stamping times and get a start on your holiday projects.

Tue. Nov. 10 9am-2pm and/or 6-9pm

Wed. Nov. 11 9am-2pm

Fri. Nov. 13 9am-2pm and/or 7pm-????

Tue. Nov. 17 9am-2pm and/or 6-9pm

Thurs. Nov. 19 9am-2pm

Fri. Nov. 20 9am-2pm

Sat. Nov. 21 TBA

Over the next several days, I will be sharing some of the projects you can choose to make. You decide which projects (and how many) you want to make. Everything will be cut and scored, and ready for you to assemble. As always, I encourage creativity, so you are encouraged to substitute colors, stamp sets, ribbons, etc. to suit your taste. Stop by and see what you can create! RSVP to let me know when you might stop by. Bring a friend! Free gift for attending.

The first projects I will share are Christmas Cards. Make 4 cards for $5.

Friday, October 30, 2009

October Stamp Club Projects

These are the projects my stamp club made this month.

Details: The card base is More Mustard cardstock. I used the Big Shot to cut out a Top Note from Chocolate Chip cardstock and Autumn Vine designer series paper (retired.) I trimmed around the dsp, and then cut it in half lengthwise. I used one side for the top and one for the bottom, and attached Chocolate Chip ribbon along the seam. The pumpkin was made from Pumpkin Pie cardstock. I punched three ovals using the wide oval punch, and sponged the edges with Close to Cocoa ink. The greeting is from “Teeny Tiny Wishes”, punched out using the Word Window punch.

Details: Whisper White card base. First I cut a layer from Autumn Vines designer series paper. The Chocolate Chip Top Note square was made by cutting out a top note, then rotating it 90 degrees and running it through the Big Shot again. The 4” square of dsp was folded in half both ways, unfolded, and then each corner was folded towards the center point, and then folded back to the edge. SUPER EASY. The pumpkins are from the “Loads of Love Accessories” stamp set, stamped using Close to Cocoa ink, and colored with Stampin’ Write markers. The image was punched out with the 1 ¼ “square punch. The Chocolate Chip mat was punched with the 1 3/8” square punch. Chocolate chip ribbon was tied around the dsp, before adhering the layer to the card base.

These pumpkins were made using the Round Tab punch. Cut 6 tabs from orange dsp or cardstock. Fold the tabs with the paper you want showing on the inside. Put adhesive on the outside and adhere all the folded tabs together. Use scraps for stems and leaves. These are cute and easy to make. They can also be made using the circle, oval, and scallop circle punches. Thanks for looking.
Come back soon to learn about my upcoming Holiday Extravaganza

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Halloween Projects

Since I haven't been posting as often as I had planned, I have two projects to share today.

I used the "Eat Drink & Be Scary" stamp set to make this Halloween card. The definition was stamped in Pumpkin Pie ink. I used the Cast-A-Spell designer series paper and Lovely Lilac cardstock. (Note: the purple matches the dsp is Perfect Plum; but I liked the brighter Lovely Lilac for this card.) The little orange strip is a 1/2'' piece of Pumpkin Pie cardstock that I ran through the crimper and then I tied a piece of black ribbon around it. I added some Fine Supernova glitter to the band of the witch's hat (using the Two Way Glue Pen) and attached it to the card using dimensionals.

I made these little "sour cream containers" as thank you gifts for the guests at one of my recent workshops. Everyone thought they were cute, and they were amazed at how easy they are to make. I cut an 8 1/2'' x 11'' sheet of cardstock into fourths to make mine, but you can make them bigger to hold more goodies. (These hold three Tootsie Roll Midgees.) I stamped on the cardstock, and then added the 1/2'' black circle and two googly eyes.

Directions for making sour cream containers can be found HERE.

Thanks for looking!

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Baby Hippo Cards

I recently did a baby themed workshop. These are the cards the guests made. The hippo is from the Pun Fun set. The stamp also has the words "Hip Hippo-Ray" under the hippo, but I chose to not stamp the words. I put a piece of Scotch tape over the words while inking the stamp, and then pulled it off before stamping the image. For both cards, the 4x5 1/4 piece of Whisper White cardstock has been embossed with tiny little dots using the Big Shot and a Stampin' Up textured plate. The Pretty in Pink hippo was colored with markers. The pink mat was detailed in the corner with the paper piercing tool and mat pack. The Bashful Blue hippo was colored using water color pencils and a blender pen. I used the ticket corner punch to add the detail to the blue card. I used the Teeny Tiny Wishes stamp set for the greeting at the bottom of both cards. Thanks for looking!

Saturday, September 26, 2009

September Stamp Club project #2

These are the mini backpacks my club members made at out meeting this month. Making these backpacks will give you a lot of practice using your paper trimmer! They are not hard to make, just a little time-consuming with all the details. We decided that if they were made in an assembly line, you could make them a lot faster. Some details to note....these were made using RETIRED designer series paper. A Build a Brad was used on the big flap, and a small brad was used on the small flap. We used Velcro circles to keep the flaps closed. I followed two different tutorials to make THIS version gives you the measurements for cutting the base (vs. using the template) but I like the way THIS tutorial uses one piece of ribbon. Thanks for looking!

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Scrapbooking Crop

Sat. Oct. 39am-4pm
Hope Lutheran Church, VA Beach
$20 in advance (no refunds)
$25 at the door (space permitting)

Your fee includes:
•½ large table of working space
•Free morning coffee and muffins
•Use of “Cricut” and “Big Shot” die cutting machines, as well as various tools, punches and rubber stamps
•Games, contests, and lots of door prizes
•“Make & Takes” to use as accents on your scrapbook pages
•All the supplies needed to make two 12x12 layouts (excluding adhesive)

In Addition:
•Lunch and snacks will be available to purchase throughout the day
•A limited amount of cardstock, ribbon, brads, etc. will be available for purchase
•All profits go to the Youth Praise Band at Hope
For more information or to purchase tickets contact
Kathy Winter 479-0732
Kathy Fredrick: 563-8146
This is the layout you can make with the package you get!

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

September Stamp Club project #1

This is the card we made at stamp club this month. The Real Red mat was textured using the Big Shot. The Close to Cocoa clipboard had the edges rounded using the corner round punch. The spiral punch was used on the edge of Naturals White paper. The “clip” was made from Brushed Silver cardstock, using the round tab punch. The eyelets were attached using the Crop-o-dile. The pencil was made using the word window punch (So Saffron cardstock and scraps of Pretty in Pink, silver, and Kraft.) The stamp is from the Tart and Tangy set. Thanks for looking!

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Sesame Street Friends

These are some favors I made for a workshop I will be doing next week. Anna and Amy asked me to demonstrate projects on a children’s theme……..since Amy is expecting her second child. Anna is the proud Grandmother. The Sesame Street characters are made using the Scallop Circle punch, and several other Stampin’ Up punches. I basically followed the directions HERE for making them. They take a little bit of time to make………but they are worth the effort. My favorite is Oscar the Grouch!

Saturday, September 5, 2009

Wendy's Workshop- Project 2

Wendy asked if I would also demonstrate the Service & Sacrifice stamp set at her workshop. I CASED the idea for the eagle from some unknown source (my apologies to the original designer, for not saving the original blog post.) It is made using the large oval punch, and a non-SU punch for the tail feathers. I always encourage my customers to get creative with their projects and change my design in any way they choose. I wish I had taken my camera with me…….to take photos of how different everyone’s card looked. Here is a peek at the inside of my cards.

This is a fabulous stamp set for making cards to show your appreciation for military personnel and their families. Thanks for looking.

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Falling Leaves

This is one of the cards we made at Wendy's workshop last night. It is made using the "Falling Leaves" stamp set. The colors are Crushed Curry, Dusty Durango, Soft Suede, Pumpkin Pie, and Garden Green. Wendy is in my Stamp Club, and the totals from her workshop are going to be added to the totals from our club meeting.........earning her more FREE stuff, including an item from the new holiday mini catalog for only $10. Here are several other cards I made for Wendy as a hostess gift, using the same stamp set and some ribbon and brads she found at Michael's.

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Back to Blogging

I thought I would be able to post more often during the summer, but I kept very busy with two family vacations, a family camping trip, my retail job, and almost weekly trips to Busch Gardens, Williamsburg. I may be getting older.....but I am still able to keep up with the kids on the Griffon and Apollo's Chariot.

As a former teacher, I always considered September the beginning of a new year. So I am making a resolution (again!) to try and post Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays.

Earlier this summer I did a workshop for Stephanie, who is planning her wedding. These are little favors I made, to give her some ideas that she could use for favors st the reception, or for little thank you gifts. If you want more information or directions for making any of these projects, just send me an email, or leave a comment. Thanks for looking!

Saturday, August 1, 2009

Open House Projects and Winners

If you came to my “Get the Scoop” events last week, you could have made these cards. They are both made using the “Circle Circus” and “Teeny Tiny Wishes” stamp sets, and two of the new In Colors cardstock (Melon Mambo and Rich Razzleberry.) My guests also made other cards and a little favor box, which they filled with ice cream flavored hard candy. I know door prizes are supposed to be given out the day of the event………but I wasn’t quite prepared! So here is the list of door prize winners and what they won.
#1 Dawn- a package of dimensionals
#2 Nancy – a birthday balloon incentive stamp and Tempting Turquoise ink spot
#3 Dawn (again!) – popsicle cards
#4 Leighanna – a pencil case and two pencils
#5 Wendy – a card kit to make 4 cards
#6 Wendy (again!) – a card kit with 4 cards already made

Congratulations! Thanks to everyone who came! I will be having another gathering in my home this fall, as soon as my new craft room is finished!

Thursday, July 30, 2009

July Club Project #2

The second project we made at our July stamp club meeting was this card, using the “Dream du Jour” stamp set. I wanted to show my club members another use for vellum. The image was stamped with black craft ink, and then embossed with clear powder. The color was added by using the Stamp ‘n Write markers on the back of the vellum, which gives it a more subtle look. The butterfly images were stamped on the Rose Red cardstock, using Versamark. There is a layer of patterned designer series paper under the vellum. I used the paper piercing tool to punch the holes for the brads. The dsp is attached to the black mat with SNAIL, but the vellum is only attached with the brads and is basically hanging free. I sent this card to my cousin’s daughter for her high school graduation. Thanks for looking.

Sunday, July 26, 2009

Thank You Bouquet

This flower/candy bouquet was one of the gifts I gave to my hostess, Stephanie, at her workshop. I cut the flowers using the Big Shot and the Daisy Die #2. I gave the flowers, some candy, bamboo skewers, floral tape, and curling ribbon to my kids, and told them to make a bouquet like the one I saw on someone’s blog. (My apologies to the creative gal who came up with the original idea. I printed the photo without referencing where I got it from.) This kept Emily and Ben busy for all of 30 minutes (if that!) Super easy to make, and a cute little gift. Thanks for taking a look today!

Friday, July 24, 2009

The Winner Is!

I had a contest for my stamp club members. I asked them to make a card using the slider pop-up technique that I showed them at our June club meeting. Here are the cards my club members made:

I am so PROUD of how they turned out. I planned to share them at my Stampin’ Up demonstrator’s meeting and wanted to ask my “sister” demonstrators to choose the winner, but I forgot to take them with me. (Old age setting in……… So I asked Cliff and the kids to choose, and they chose...............

Nancy’s card! She made her card using the Big Bold Birthday stamp set. I was sad to see this set retire………it is one of my favorites. Oh well, there are lots of great new sets in the new catalog. For winning the contest, Nancy gets to choose a stamp set from my stash of extra hostess and Sale-A-Bration sets. Congratulations, Nancy! And thanks to Wendy, Glenda, Lyn, and Donna for also entering the contest.

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Get the Scoop!

This is the invitation I sent to some of my friends, neighbors and customers, who haven't stamped with me for a while. I want them to "Get the Scoop" on what's new with Stampin' Up!

If you are reading this blog- you are invited too. The times are:

Sun July 26 2pm-6pm

Tue July 28 6pm-9pm

Thu July 30 10am-1pm

It will be an informal time to stamp (at my house) with some of the new products.

Thanks for looking!

Saturday, July 18, 2009

Getting Old

Today is my birthday. My ten year old son, Ben, made me this apron for me entirely out of duct tape. He will make one for you for only $5!!! Emily (my daughter/ webmaster) gave me a camera case for the brand new digital camera my husband, Cliff, gave me! Thanks for looking!

Thursday, July 16, 2009

July Club Project #1

The first project we made at our July stamp club meeting was this lemonade card, using the Tart & Tangy stampset. The cup was made using vellum cardstock, sponged with Yo Yo classic ink. We added a little sparkle to the edge of the cup using the two way glue pen and dazzling diamonds glitter. Thanks for looking!

Thursday, July 2, 2009

Thank You Cards

These are some of the cards I made for the ladies who attended Regina’s workshop. I used “Tea Party” designer series paper, coordinating cardstock, the “Oval All” stamp set, and the oval scallop punch.

The new Stampin’ Up catalogs are here! Contact me (see sidebar)
to see how you can get a FREE copy! Or you can browse the catalog by clicking on the link on the side bar.

Check out
my Stampin Up website for weekly specials and to place an order 24/7. This week’s special is the scallop edge punch for $10.95 (reg. $15.95).

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

June Stamp Club Project #1 and a Contest!

This is the card we made at stamp club this month. Here is a video tutorial for making one of your own! One thing I did differently, was to make the sliding part of the card measure 3 ¼ x 4 ¾. It makes it even a little more sturdy. If you make one yourself, just be sure not to get any adhesive on the sliding piece, when you are adhering the layers of your card together. I challenged my club members to make another card like this on their own, using any stamp set, cardstock, etc, and give/send it to me by my birthday on July18th. I will have another Stampin’ Up’ demonstrator choose a winner. The prize will be the winners’ choice of one of these stamp sets:

If you would like to enter this contest, just make a card using the Pop Up Slider Technique and mail it to me at Kathy Winter 1524 Birch Leaf Road Chesapeake, VA 23320. Make sure it gets to me by July 18th. Good Luck and thanks for looking.

Saturday, June 13, 2009

School's Out!

I made several of these cards for Ben's teachers using the Tart and Tangy stamp set. (The patterned paper is non Stampin' Up.) The orange spins around to reveal a strawberry. But the best part of this card (in my opinion) is the inside where there is a gift card to Tropical Smoothie Cafe! Yummy! Thanks for looking. I hope to post more often now that school is out and the kids activities are over.

Saturday, May 30, 2009

Join Hands Day

Today was “Join Hands Day” at my church. Several other churches in the area joined us to make 400 all occasion cards to send to military personnel overseas. The soldiers/ sailors will use them to send greetings back home to their friends and families. I was responsible for designing the cards, ordering the supplies (from Stampin’ Up of course!) and prepping 400 cards. I also taught several non-stampers how to make the cards. There were about 20 people there…… if you do the math, you know they cranked out some cards in just a few hours! These are some of the cards that I prepped for the event. It was a lot of fun and we have over 50 packs of cards to send to the troops.

Saturday, May 23, 2009

True Blue Friend & Happy Birthday Donna!

Today is my big sister’s birthday! HAPPY BIRTHDAY DONNA!!!! She is a “virtual” member of my stamping club, since it is a little difficult for her to join us at meetings, since she lives in Pennsylvania and I live in Virginia! I guess I should have posted the card I sent her……..but instead I am posting the card that I made for my stamp club members this month. Most of them have been part of my stamp club for a year now, and I wanted to let them know how much their friendship means to me. June will be the last meeting for this club, but I am hoping they will all want to keep on stamping with me. I have so many ideas and techniques that I still want to share with them.
Stamp Set: Punches Three (Retired Hostess Set)
Ink: Baja Breeze
Cardstock: Not Quite Navy, Baja Breeze, Whisper White
Accessories: Baja Breeze designer series paper & ribbon, scallop square punch, dimensionals

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Photo Wallet

I thought this photo wallet would be a great project for upcoming Girl Scout Bridging Ceremonies. For those of you that don’t know………a Bridging ceremony is when the girls move from one level of Girl Scouting to the next. I made this one as a sample, using photos from several years ago, when my troop bridged from Juniors to Cadettes at the Virginia Beach Ocean Front. It was really special, since the girls planned the entire event themselves. I still need to add some journaling or more photos. Thanks for looking!