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).