Sunday, November 29, 2009

Dasher - Kids class

Here's a card I am doing at my kids class this week. It features the pretty SU stamp "Dasher".

Set: Dasher
Ink: Chocolate Chip
Paper: SU Merry Moments Designer Paper
C/S: Chocolate Chip, Real Red, White
Accessories: Ticket Corner Punch, Long Scallop Punch, 6 Petal Flower Punch, Metallic Gold Pen

Saturday, November 28, 2009

Holiday Cards - no stamping!

Took a break from cleaning up to play today :)
I actually found all these supplies in a stack of holiday "stuff" that I think I probably touched this past Spring when I got my holiday cards done. (Sheepish grin.) So, while we were watching a movie, I colored the images and cut them out. Then I simply attached the sticker sentiment, ribbon, decorative paper and embossed c/s to the white card with the colored image and viola - instant card.

The penguin and santa images are two of my favs :)
Hope everyone is enjoying the long weekend before it is back to work/school!

Friday, November 27, 2009


Here's a nice card using one of my favorite new SU stamps - Dasher.
See how simply by adding the partial circle behind the reindeer it can change the whole feel of the card? I love the "snow crested" hills (thank you to dazzling diamonds for that!) and the slight yellow tinge around the that effect too!

Stamp Sets: Dasher and Christmas Punch (hostess set)

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving!

Here's a great card from a recent swap I did. I love that the flower is from a Valentine's themed set and gets "double duty" here . The sentiment are two different ones put together. The ribbon piece is a small "leftover" that most people would have thrown out, but I kept and it ties in the the overall scheme of things with the browns.

Hope your Turkey Day is filled with yummy food and great family memories!

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Autumn Days

This little leaf and some pretty SU designer paper make this a very versatile set!

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Razzle Dazzle

Check out what a little sponging can do to a card to really make it blend perfectly with the SU designer paper! Just about any sentiment will work with this card from birthday to anniversary to thinking of you and get well.

Stamp Sets: Razzle Dazzle, Kind and Caring Thoughts (sentiment)
SU Designer Paper: Razzleberry Lemonade

Monday, November 23, 2009

Autumn Days

Here's a great masculine card for a Fall bithday featuring the AUTUMN DAYS stamp set!

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Thursday, November 19, 2009

Peppermint Patty Spiders from Kids Class

I neglected to post these from a kids class I did back in October. They were a HUGE hit with the kids. (Anything involving candy usually is - LOL!) You need to use the small peppermint patties that are individually wrapped in foil...don't use the ones in the foil "rectangular packets" that you tear need the ones in the foil that is folded around the patty and you peel off.

Again, I missed out on pictures of the kids and these are samples from other people...but you get the drift. The kids tweaked theirs alot and made designs (think stars, hearts, dollar signs etc.) for the eyes...they were very unique.

If you don't like the 3-D spider, simply create the spider as a 1-D embellishment for the front of a halloween card :)

You can use a nose or not, create the same colored legs or different and tweak them as much as you want. I think they are adorable :)

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Altered Notebook/Journal

Here's my version of an altered notebook/journal we did at my kids crafting class at the local school. Unfortunatley I did not get pictures of the other kids journals. They were FANTASTIC. I gave them the basic color scheme and then let them go to it with the glitter, glue, embellishments, punches, jems/jewels, buttons, ribbons, decorative papers etc. It was so neat to see how each of the girls made their journals their own by using the different materials. The size of the journal was 5x7 and I applied a layer of sealant over it when I was done so I wouldn't have glitter flaking off of it.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

11/27 Stamp Camp canceled

Hey Everyone - thanks SO MUCH for responding so quickly that you can't make the stamp camp on 11/27. It makes it easier on me to cancel it now than delay since I have heard from the majority of my regulars that they can't make it.

With that said, I honestly know that I CAN'T have a stamp camp in on a Friday night before the New's pure craziness here and you know I have massive family arriving in December for an extended stay.

If I am able to squeeze a stamp camp together, it would have to be on a weekend and those are busy enough as it is around the holidays for most people. (If you REALLY want to stamp on a weekend drop me an email and I will set something up - even if it is just a few cards/not an actual camp.) From this weekend through mid-December I need to get into "clean up" mode and figure out what to do with everything, but I can always take a break and stamp! I am just so happy I did the bulk of my Christmas cards back in JAN/FEB/MARCH of this year because there is NO WAY I could get them done now!

Anyhow, stay tuned on the blog as I will try to hit your in-boxes every couple of days with appropriate themed cards/projects. I just finished a decorated journal/notebook for a class that I am doing at the local Elem. school Wed. afternoon. Once the layer of sealer dries on it I will get a picture and post it on Wednesday!!

Monday, November 16, 2009

November Stamp Camp 11/27

November Stamp camp is Friday 11/27 (Black Friday!) I figure with all the craziness going on, who doesn't want to get out of the hosue for a few hours and stamp?? If I don't have enough RSVP's I will cancel it though, so make sure you RSVP!

It is a Christmas Card only camp and will feature FAST Christmas Card designs...seriously! It should take no more than 2+ hours to get these cards done.
Here are the details:

DATE: Friday, November 27th

Time: 6:30 PM

Fee: $20

Make 10 cards (2 each of 5 different designs).
ALL of the cards will be CHRISTMAS/WINTER HOLIDAY THEMED. Cards will feature various sets and a variety of sentiments will be provided for you.

Light snacks and drinks will be provided. It is a great chance to get out of the house for a little bit and stamp. Please bring a friend too.

RSVP by 11/23/09 to confirm your spot. Space is limited.

***All supplies provided except Adhesive. Please bring your own adhesive(s) of choice. I strongly recommend that you bring SNAIL adhesive/mono adhesive AND glue dots.*** You never know what kind you may like. It's great to have a variety!

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Stamp Camp Card # 5

Stamp Sets: Fall Flair, Holidays and Wishes (or any sentiment)
C/S: Vanilla, Kiwi More Mustard, So Saffron, Cranberry Crisp, Burgundy Textured C/S
Ink: Versamark, More Mustard, Ruby Red, So Saffron
Accessories: Rectangle Scallop Punch (purple one), Gold Embossing Powder, Powder Pal Tray, Paint Brush, Burgandy Wide Ribbon

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Stamp Camp Card # 4

Stamp Sets: Polka Dot Punches, Birthday Greetings (or any sentiment)
C/S: White, Kiwi Kiss, Tangerine Tango, Pacific Point
SU: Designer Series Paper Holiday Moments
Ink: Kiwi Kiss, Tangerine Tango, Basic Black
Accessories: Trip Flower Punch, Scallop Circle Punch, 1 ¼ circle punch, 1 3/8 circle punch, long scallop border punch, signo white gel pen, wide white grosgrain ribbon, narrow orange grosgrain ribbon, orange brad, 1/16th hole punch

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Stamp Camp Card # 3

Stamp Sets: Patterned Pines, Great Greetings (or other sentiment)
C/S: Garden Green, Chocolate Chip, White, Real Red,
Ink: Garden Green, Chocolate Chip, Real Red, Old Olive
Accessories: SU Embroidery Border Punch, Olive Wide Ribbon, Sponge, SU Embossing Folder

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Stamp Camp Card # 2

This card was reworked while at the camp using the same pieces/parts that came with it by one of my attendees. Since SU's designer paper is 2 sided, you can get a totally different look with it.

Stamp Sets: Autumn Splendor, Grateful Greetings
C/S: Naturals ivory, chocolate chip, ruby red
SU Designer Series Paper
Ink: Ruby Red
Accessories: Ticket Corner Punch, Long Scallop punch, Cranberry Crisp Stitched ribbon, Wide Oval Punch, Large Oval Punch, Scallop Oval Punch