Wednesday, October 31, 2012

October Club Contest - part 4

This was Nancy M's entry in October's stamp club contest.   I love how she used Designer Series paper for the base of the card.  I started the club contest to get my stampers stamping in between our club meetings.  I could never choose a favorite I used  to choose the winner.  And this month's winner is..........................

Card # 1  Nancy F.

Nancy will be able to choose a prize from my special gift basket at our November club meeting.  If you would like to join in the fun of stamp club CONTACT ME NOW

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

October Club Contest - part 3

This is Linda's entry for this month's club contest.  The tiny leaves (from the Bird Builder punch) are hanging in the opening.  Linda is a very creative stamper and part of my team of demonstrators.  CONTACT ME if you would like to join my team and get the fabulous Stampin' Up! products at a discount!  Check back tomorrow for the last contest entry.

Monday, October 29, 2012

October Club Contest - part 2

This is Anna's entry into our monthly club contest. I am not sure which stamp this is - I think it must be retired because I could not find it in the current catalogs.  I was surprised when I saw this finished card because Anna usually DOES NOT like to color the images!  It is another really pretty card that someone would be happy to receive.  Two more contest entries to go and then I will reveal the winner!

Sunday, October 28, 2012

October Club Contest - part 1

This month's club contest was to make a shadow box card similar to the Halloween card we made at our September meeting.  This is Nancy's card.  She planned to punch out the ornament and hang it in the opening, but she waited until the night before our meeting to make her card.!   I think it is still a very pretty card that anyone would like to receive.  If you would like to join in the fun of stamping CONTACT ME NOW

Saturday, October 27, 2012

October Club Card #2

This is the second card we made at my October Stamp Club meetings.  In addition to using ribbon (a chance to try out those awesome Craft Scissors) I wanted to show my club members a new techniques called Double Texture Embossing.  If you look closely you will see that we used the Perfect Polka Dots Folder and the Big Shot to emboss the card front.  Then we used one of the Designer Frames Folders and the Big Shot to emboss the little frame.  There is a trick to doing this, so CONTACT ME  if you would like to learn how to do this on your projects!  Learning little tricks like this is one of the benefits of being part of my stamp club. Ask me how you can  join and earn FREE Stampin' Up! products.

Thursday, October 25, 2012

October Club Card #1

This was the first card we made at our October Stamp Club meeting.  I finally purchased Stampin' Up!'s Craft Scissors (#108360 - $29.95) and wanted my club members to see how well they cut ribbon.  This card is very easy to make, but is a WOW card to receive.  The flowers are made using Daffodil Delight 1/4" Stitched Grosgrain Ribbon. We also used the Big Shot and Designer Frames Folders (#123130 -$8.95) to make the little oval embossed area on the card.  You may not be able to see it, but we did some paper piercing on this card using one of the grids from the NEW Essentials Paper-Piercing Pack (#126187 - $7.95).  CONTACT ME if you would like to make this card or if you would like more information about my Stamp Clubs.

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

October's 3D Project

This was the 3D project we made at my October stamp club meetings.  It is a pumpkin made using Pumpkin Pie and Vellum card stock. We used the Big Shot to give the card stock texture before cutting into strips to make the pumpkin.  An electric tea light sits inside to make the pumpkin glow.  I think it would make a great favor for Thanksgiving Dinner.  This project was a hit with everyone who attended a club meeting this month.  I saw this project on Stampin' Connection - a website just for Stampin' Up! demonstrators.  CONTACT ME if you would like more information about my stamp clubs, or if you would like to learn how to make this cute little pumpkin.

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Wish Me Luck!

I just entered my "rubber room" in the local newspaper's DIY Contest.  I know my craft room is not beautiful, but it is functional and a fun place to spend time.  I am hoping to win in either the Best Low Budget Project OR Best Room Over the Garage.  I still can't believe that Emily gave up this huge room for the tiniest bedroom in the house.  Here is the only "Before" photo I could find of the room.

Now that my room is somewhat clean, I better get busy designing this month's stamp club projects.  CONTACT ME if you would like to learn more about my clubs and classes!

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Two More Entries and the Winner!

I challenged my Stamp Club Members to make a card using the same supplies (green card base, white piece of card stock, ribbon, and button.)  This is Anna C's card.  I love monochromatic cards and Anna used one of my favorite stamp sets to make her card.  I hardly ever use buttons on my cards because I do not know what to do with them, but here is another simple but striking use of the button.  (See my last blog post for two other contest entries.)


These three photos show the card that Diane B. submitted for the contest.  She is always coming up with creative ideas.  She used the button on the front of the card as a door knob.  When you open the door, you see the cat and spider stamped on a mixture of sponged colors.  Then the entire card opens up to reveal more stamped images and sponging.  And, yes. that is a lollipop treat on the front of the card.

I could not choose the "best" card, so I had Cliff draw a name at random to choose the winner of the contest.  And that person is..............

Linda H.

She will choose a product from my gift basket at our next club meeting in October.  And by the way, Linda is one of my very creative down line!

As always contact me if you want to join in the fun!

Monday, October 1, 2012

Stamp Club Contest

I gave these supplies to my stamp club members who were up to the creative challenge of using them to create a card.  They had to use these supplies and any other Stampin' Up! products to complete the card.  I had 4 members take the challenge and the following photos are two of the their fabulous creations.

This is the card that Nancy M. made.  She used my favorite 2012 Sale-a-Bration stamp set.   I love the punched flower accent with the button center.

This is the card that Linda H. made.  I love all the details she put on the card; especially the flowers that pop off the card.  Another creative use for the button!

I will post the other two cards on Wednesday.  Check back to see them and to find out who won the contest!  If you would like to join in the fun, come to one of my Stamp Club Meetings in October.   Or CONTACT ME about having a private party with you and your friends!