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!