Tuesday, November 16, 2010

November Stamp-a-Stack

Well, it's November already. Where has this year gone? Here are my cards for my November Stamp-a-Stack classes. They are all Christmas cards except for one. This first card is made using A Cute Christmas stamp set from the Holiday Mini. Paper used: Candy Cane Christmas DSP, Baja Breeze, Garden Green and Whisper White. I stamped the ornaments using Stazon and colored using the Baja Breeze, Garden Green, Blushing Bride and Real Red markers. I then placed a piece of the Blushing Bride ribbon in the center of the card, used liquid glue and Silver Glass Glitter to add a little sparkle and placed the oval on the card using Stampin' Dimensionals. It is an easy card and it really sparkles!!

The next card uses the little snowman from A Cute Christmas stamp set. I LOVE snowman so when I saw this set I knew I had to have it. I used this card recently as a make 'n take at a crop weekend where I had a Stampin' Up! vendor table. Everyone loved the simplicity and the cute little snowman. Paper used: Marina Mist and Whisper White. The snowman was stamped using Stazon. I colored him with the Marina Mist and Garden Green markers. Two-way glue and chunky glitter were placed on the snow drift for a touch of bling. I ran the Whisper White cardstock through the Northern Flurry embossing folder and wrapped it with a piece of the clear Tinsel Trim (both from the Holiday Mini). I layered everything and used Stampin' Dimensionals for the snowman. It's adorable!!!

The next card is from our Gateway Glitter n' Ink group's Holidaze event. Rita Parker used it for her make 'n take. She took it right from the Holiday Mini!! See page 15. I love it when I can take something that someone else prepared and use it for my classes. Why reinvent the wheel as they say!! Paper used: Cherry Cobbler, Early Espresso, River Rock and Whisper White. I used the new Scallop Squares Duo Bigz Die (in the Holiday Mini) for the River Rock square and embossed the Early Espresso square. The ornament stamp is from Tags til Christmas set, the sentiment is from Seasonal Sentiments (both in the Holiday Mini) and added a few pearls. It is such an easy card!

The next card was inspired by one I saw on some one's blog. I wanted to use the Waffle paper from the Holiday Mini but was afraid of it. However, when I finally did use it, it was very easy to work with. Paper used: Crumb Cake, Cherry Cobbler, Very Vanilla and Deck the Halls DSP. I embossed the Cobbler using the petals embossing folder and added a piece of ribbon around the DSP in the center of the card. For the circle, I used the largest circle from the Circles #2 die. Then I stamped the little girl from Greeting Card Kids using Stazon and colored her with Cherry Cobbler and Blushing Bride markers. I used Pear Pizzazz marker for the tree and Soft Suede for the sled. I sponged around the circle using Crumb Cake. When it came time for the Waffle paper, I cut 1 inch strips. It takes 2 strips to go around the circle. I just placed snail adhesive on the back of the circle and gathered the Waffle paper around. To make sure that it stayed secure, I placed another circle over the Waffle paper in the back. I used Stampin' Dimensionals to pop up the circle. I love this card -- I think it turned out very vintage. What do you think?

The last card is non-Christmas. It is a simple monogram card that I got from my Swap Buddy last month, Mary Derhake. I love Mary. She is a great stamper and I love all her projects so, of course, I had to use her beautiful card for my class. Paper used: Baja Breeze, Very Vanilla and Basic Gray. I embossed the Basic Gray and adhered all the layers. The Vanilla Satin Ribbon was easy using sticky strip on the Baja Breeze strip and gathering the ribbon. Isn't it just so simple yet elegant?

I'm sorry it took me until the middle of the month to get these cards posted. However, November is my busiest month for classes. I have 3 special Christmas Stamp-a-Stacks along with my 3 monthly Stamp-a-Stack classes.

Well, after cutting paper for hours and cleaning my house for all my classes, I decided to take the month of December off. So I won't be sharing any December cards but I do hope to get some handmade Christmas gifts done. I'll be sharing those in the next few weeks.

Thanks for stopping by. Have a great week.


Monday, November 1, 2010

Goodbye October ... Hello November

It's hard to believe it is November already. Where did this year go?

I had a VERY busy Halloween weekend. I wanted to get pumpkin pictures up on October 31 with a blog title of HAPPY HALLOWEEN ... but I never even carved my pumpkins until Sunday afternoon! I say busy weekend because the town I live in usually has trick or treating two nights so I had one set of grand kids over on Saturday and another set on Sunday.

Here is the Saturday night crew (Cowardly Lion (Mylah 14 mons), Dorothy (Grace, almost 4), the Princess from Princess and the Frog (Amber, 4), Tinker Bell (Guinevere, 5) and the only boy, Superman (Ben, almost 3, being held by his Mom, Lauren, our daughter).

Sunday night Dorothy and the Cowardly Lion were still with us along with a Black Cat (Shannon, holding the Cowardly Lion), Leah and John (our children), a Fairy Princess (Ella, almost 5) and a Race Car Driver (a.k.a trash man -- Bubby, almost 4). We all had a fun time.

Each evening I made dinner for all kids and adults. Of course, I can't just throw hot dogs and chips on the table -- no -- I have to make special "Mummy Dogs" for the kids, a cauldron of Chili for the adults, "Bloody Worm Sandwiches" and lastly "Spider Bread" to go with the chili.

After all that the grand kids insisted that Grammy go with them trick or treating while Grampy stayed home and handed out candy. Needless to say after two nights of walking the neighborhood and cooking for a houseful, I'M TIRED!

Doesn't that look like an easy job?

Well, check out the pumpkins I carved with my little granddaughter, Grace. She didn't help much but her Dad did. This was my first "white" pumpkin (there's also a black/gray pumpkin underneath him) and I just love him -- don't you?

While I was out trick or treating, here is what my little "Lukey" was doing. The picture isn't that great and he looks like he is possessed but after all it is Halloween, LOL!!!

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you all had a very HAPPY HALLOWEEN!!


Monday, October 25, 2010

My Christmas Stamp-a-Stack Class

It will soon be November and time for my Christmas Card Stamp-a-Stack. I've still got a few cards to create but here is a sneak peek of what you'll make.

This year I'm using the beautiful Jolly Holiday Designer Series Paper along with Cherry Cobbler, Old Olive and Very Vanilla card stock. Cherry Cobbler is such a rich red color. I just love the way it makes these cards look so classy!

So, do you want to know the details about my classes. I will hold two classes at my house in November -- Saturday, November 13th 9:30-2:30 and Saturday, November 20th 9:30-2:30. Everyone will make 30 cards (3 each of 10 different designs) with envelopes for $35. This price also includes a light lunch. You know we need a break to build up our energy for the afternoon!!

If you are interested in attending, please email me to RSVP. Registration deadline is November 9th. Hurry because these spots fill up fast.

Thanks for checking in.


Hey, Jack ...

Look at these little guys. It's Jack Skellington from The Nightmare before Christmas movie. I have to admit that I've never seen this movie BUT it is my BFF, Jenny's favorite movie and Jack is her favorite character.

So I made these cupcake "Jacks" for her as a surprise. Jenny and I work together at the USPS General Service Law Department in St. Louis. I'm hoping to get to work early today and put these cuties on her desk. I hope she likes them. Take a closer look ...

Thanks for stopping by and have a fantastic Monday!


Wednesday, October 20, 2010

October Stamp-a-Stack

Well, half the month is over and I'm just now getting my SAS cards posted. I like to have them up early so my class attendees know what they will be making this month at my Stamp-a-Stack classes. I always say -- better late than never!!!

This first card was made by my "buddy" last month. The Gateway Glitter 'n Ink group have monthly Buddy Swaps and this is what I received from Judy Summer. It uses the "spotlight technique." I just love pink and black together. Thanks, Judy, for a beautiful card.

This next card I cased here. I just love the fall colors -- tangerine tango, always artichoke, chocolate chip and so saffron. The frame around the sunflowers is so easy. Take a 3 inch square and place it evenly spaced in the dotted scallop border punch. Then punch! Repeat for all four sides. The only trick is to make sure that the card stock is placed evenly spaced on both sides in the punch. In other words, you want the punched image to be in the center of that side of the card stock. Does that make sense? I hope so because it's very easy to do and I'm probably making it harder by trying to explain it. Anyway, check out the card.

I like to look to my favorite blogs for inspiration but this next card I found on Stampin' Up!'s Stampin' Connection. It was designed by Cathy Richardson. I changed it just a little to use the supplies I had -- Autumn Spice DSP, More Mustard, Early Espresso and Cajun Craze card stock. Upsy Daisy is one of my favorite sets and I did what Cathy did by using my mustard and cajun markers directly on the stamp -- that way I could omit the tallest "daisy" so there was room for my sentiment. I think it turned out nice and it looks sort of masculine. What do you think?

A few weeks ago I was looking through my stack of cards to find a sympathy card for a friend. I couldn't find one. I started thinking that we don't make sympathy cards at my Stamp-a-Stack classes. You'll see that the above card is a sympathy card -- well, so is the one below. I just got that beautiful "Elizabeth" stamp. I just love it. It is so elegant and makes a simple card look so special. We also used the sentiment "For the Newlyweds" from Teeny Tiny Wishes instead of the "With Sympathy." It makes a great wedding card. You can't see it but there are tiny pearls on the scrolls of the stamped image. Check it out.

Lastly, is the beautiful Christmas card that I found here. I liked it so much that I had to get the Musical Notes wheel to make the center panel. It was a little challenging for my customers because we tried to spotlight the poinsettias. I used cherry cobbler, early espresso, very vanilla card stock and sponged everything with crumb cake to give it a vintage look. I also tried the champagne glass glitter on the center of the poinsettias. It was definitely one of the favorites of the night!

Thanks for checking in. Have a great "hump" day!!


Monday, October 18, 2010

Got Merry?

Isn't this just the cutest little thing? I love this stamp set. It's got lots of little sayings that you can use all through the year. This is another sneak peek at one of the 3-D items for my Holiday Stamp Camp. The box is actually a 2, 4, 6, 8 box with a small scored top to resemble a milk carton. Super easy. Great for teacher or co-worker gifts! My girlfriend says it needs malted milk balls inside, LOL!!!

Don't forget -- the deadline for attending my Holiday Stamp Camp is tomorrow, October 19th. If you live in the St. Louis/Alton, IL area, just email me. I've got a few spots left.

Thanks for stopping in. Have a fantastic Monday!!


Friday, October 15, 2010

Sneak Peek - Part II

Here is the mini scrapbook album that you'll make if you come to my Holiday Stamp Camp on Saturday, October 23rd from 9:00-12:30 at my church in Godfrey, IL. I was truly amazed at how beautiful it turned out. I was inspired by the projects on page 163 of the 2010-2011 Idea Book & Catalog. Go ahead -- get your catalog and check it out. I'll wait right here, LOL!!

Okay, you're still not sure about it -- well check out the pictures below. It is actually a scrapbook in a box with 12 4 x 6 panels that are accordion folded. I used the Jolly Holiday Designer Series Paper, Old Olive, Cherry Cobbler and Very Vanilla cardstock. I kept the panels simple to make it a quick and easy gift for family or friends or you could make two and keep one for yourself.

Left side

Right side

Back side

I never have a lot of time to scrapbook so when I do, I try to keep it as quick and easy as possible. I use 4 x 6 photos (no cropping necessary) and I don't mat all my photos. Your layouts and albums go much faster. I think I'll put some photos in the book so everyone can see how great it will look filled with Christmas memories.

Would you like to make one just like this? Well, email me if you can attend my Stamp Camp on Saturday, October 23rd and you'll make one there and take home the directions to make more as gifts.

Thanks for stopping by today. Come back soon to see my cards for my October Stamp-a-Stack classes.

Have a great weekend.


Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Sneak Peek to Christmas

It's hard to believe the holidays will be upon us soon. I always feel like once Halloween is over November and December just fly by. My annual Holiday Stamp Camp is Saturday, October 23rd from 9:00-12:30 at my church, Godfrey First United Methodist Church. If you are interested in attending, please email me for the registration (you better hurry because the deadline is October 19).

To help you decide if you like to join me on Saturday, October 23rd here is a "sneak peek" at some of the projects. We'll be making 3 Christmas cards -- here is one using the A Cute Christmas stamp set and the Candy Cane Christmas Designer Series Paper both from the Holiday Mini Brochure. I cased this card from a very talented fellow demonstrator, Rochelle Edwards -- thanks, Rochelle!!

Take a closer look and see the cute little snowman and the "snowy" glitter. Isn't he the cutest?

Next is a simple but elegant card using one of the ornament stamps from Delightful Decorations. I learned the simple technique of the punched frame at the Gateway Glitter 'n Ink group Happy Holidaze event. It so easy -- just take a 3 inch square of cardstock, center it in the dotted scallop ribbon border punch and punch. Repeat for all four sides making sure you center the cardstock each time. That's it!! The little square corners are created automatically.

It may be hard to see but I used the olive glitter from the fine supernova glitter stack on the ornament. I used heat & stick powder for the adhesive. Maybe this picture will help you see the "sparkle."

I hope you enjoyed the little sneak peek. Check back tomorrow for more!

Thanks for stopping by.


Tuesday, September 21, 2010

September SAS - Part 2

I'm a little late getting Part 2 of my September Stamp-a-Stack posted on my blog. Forgive me but life just gets in the way of my fun stuff, LOL!!!!

These are both fall cards. I know that fall begins on Wednesday but our temperatures here are still in the 90s. I'm anxious for some cooler fall-like weather.

This first card was my card submission for the Holiday Mini swap I participated in with the Gateway Glitter 'n Ink group. I used the new "French Foliage" stamp set from the Holiday Mini and the Autumn Spice Specialty Designer Series Paper. The other colors of paper and ink are: Cajun Craze, More Mustard, Old Olive and Early Espresso. You may not be able to see it but I stamped the little blobs of spatter stamp on the card base using Cajun Craze. To give everything an "aged" look I sponged around everything with Cajun Craze. I loved how it turned out -- what do you think?

Next up is one of my all-time favorites!! I know I say that alot but I just love so much of SU's stuff. Take a look at it and you may agree.

Isn't she just the cutest? It makes we want to eat Campbell's soup!! She is from the "Greeting Card Kids" stamp set on page 36 of the 2010-2011 Idea Book. The colors may not come out true in the picture but I used Cajun Craze, Basic Black and Wicked Fun Specialty Designer Series Paper. Some of the circles are "flocked" on the DSP. I wanted to try my hand at the ruffled ribbon at the bottom. It was so easy -- just a little Sticky Strip and you gather the ribbon and stick it down -- easy, peasy!!! I didn't have any current SU buttons so I used a retired button. I colored the little witchy using my blender pen and markers (Rich Razzleberry, Cajun Craze, More Mustard, Old Olive, Blush Blossom and Basic Black). She is just too cute to spook!!

Thanks for stopping in. I hope to have a sampling from my upcoming Holiday Stamp Camp so stay tuned.


Wednesday, September 15, 2010

September SAS

Okay, as promised, I'm actually posting my September Stamp-a-Stack cards BEFORE I hold all of my classes this month. If your class is next week, here is your "sneak peek" but if you were at my class night this is old news!!

The first card is from the Clean & Simple blog. I just love Clean & Simple -- the card designs are simple yet professional looking. This card uses a stamp from the Circle Circus set, 1" circles punched from cardstock and the cute little Itty Bitty stamps & coordinating punches. I also used some pearl "bling" on the itty bitty flowers. The color combo came directly from Stampin' Up's! new Color Coach (which I love by the way -- do you have one yet?- if not, contact me because you definitely need one) -- Not Quite Navy, Pear Pizzazz and Peach Parfait. The "happy birthday" is from a retired set but I can't remember which one, however, any single-line sentiment will work.

This next card is also from the Clean & Simple Blog but here is the link to the stamper's blog. I changed it a little to fit my supplies on hand. I used the Greenhouse Garden DSP as the original but used a different design. Instead of a button, I used two punch flowers in Pumpkin Pie and Pear Pizzazz using the 5-petal punch. I punched a large hole in the middle of the two flowers using my Crop-a-Dile and threaded the Chocolate Chip ribbon through the flowers. Corner rounded the card's corners and used the scalloped edge punch for some variety. The color combo is Baja Breeze, Pumpkin Pie, Chocolate Chip, Pear Pizzazz and Whisper White.

Last card I'm sharing today is another simple but easy one! Don't you just love those kind? I once again consulted my Color Coach for this color combo of Marina Mist, Crumb Cake and Riding Hood Red. I can't remember where I CASEd this from but when I find the link I'll give credit where credit is due. I used the Vintage Wallpaper Embossing Folder (my fav!) and a bunch of punches. The stamp sets are "Petal Pizzazz" and "Teeny Tiny Wishes." I think it turned out nice -- what do you think? Let me know I'd love to hear from you all.

I've got to get to work. Thanks for looking in and seeing what I've been up to. More cards coming tomorrow!


Friday, August 20, 2010

Better Late than Never ...

Here is my last card from my August Stamp-a-Stack classes. I've had a busy week holding three consecutive classes on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday because I was on vacation last week. Let's say -- "I'm so glad it's Friday"!!!!

I love this card. I used it for my Stampin' Buddy swap last month so naturally it was included as part of my August classes. There is a lot of coloring but I find that very relaxing not sure if my "peeps" thought the same thing, LOL!!

Supplies: Birthday Bakery (Hostess Level 1) stamp set; Concord Crush, Tangerine Tango, Poppy Parade, Marina Mist, Pear Pizzazz, Soft Suede, Cherry Cobbler, Daffodil Delight and Crumb Cake markers; Marina Mist, Pear Pizzazz, Whisper White and Tangerine Tango CS; Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder; Marina Mist 1/8" Taffeta Ribbon, Glue Dots and Stampin' Dimensionals.

Well, I've got to get ready for work. Have a great Friday and a fantastic Weekend!!!!!!


Wednesday, August 18, 2010

August Stamp-a-Stack

Here are the cards that we made at my August Stamp-a-Stack classes. The first one is so beautiful -- I love the butterflies. I totally CASEd the card here.

Supplies: All a Flutter & En Francais stamp sets; Rich Razzleberry, Pumpkin Pie, Chocolate Chip and Stazon ink; Very Vanilla, Rich Razzleberry, Pumpkin Pie, and Basic Black CS, Blender Pen, Gold Glow Smooch Spritz, Sponge and Stampin' Dimensionals.

This next card will look familiar to anyone who attended convention. Unfortunately, I didn't go but I received this in my Stampin' Buddy swap from fellow demo Sally who made a similar card at convention. I just switched the stamp sets and I think it turned out great!!

Supplies: Upsy Daisy & Occasional Quotes (Hostess Level 3) Stamp Sets; Daffodil Delight and Early Espresso Ink; Daffodil Delight and Whisper White CS; 5/8" Organza Ribbon Whisper White, Vintage Wallpaper Embossing Folder and Stampin' Dimensionals.

The next card is from the 2010-2011 Idea Book & Catalog. Each month I like to take a card sample from the catalog and make it come to life. It's on page 136 and uses the Tart & Tangy stamp set which is one of my favorites. It looks so yummy -- don't you think?

Supplies: Tart & Tangy and Mini Mates (retired) Stamp Sets; Melon Mambo, Peach Parfait, Pear Pizzazz, Daffodil Delight and Whisper White CS; Peach Parfait and VersaMark ink ; Clear Embossing Powder, Scallop Border Punch, 1/16" Hand-Held Punch, 1/2" Stitched Poly Ribbon Peach Parfait and Stampin' Dimensionals.

Artistic Etchings was one of the first stamp sets I knew I wanted out of the new catalog. I just love the "shabby chic" look about it -- and who doesn't like the Eiffel Tower!!! I found this beautiful card here and decided to CASE it.

Supplies: Artistic Etchings & On Your Birthday Stamp Sets; Whisper White, Elegant Eggplant and Basic Black CS; Basic Gray, Basic Black, Old Olive ink; Color Spritzer Tool with Basic Black marker; 3/8" Basic Black Taffeta Ribbon, Vintage Wallpaper Embossing Folder, Modern Label Punch, Sponge and Stampin' Dimensionals. (Ovals cut from Coluzzle.)

I hope you liked the cards. I have one more to post but I'll have to do it tomorrow. It's past my bedtime and I have to get my beauty sleep, LOL!!

Thanks for stopping by.


Sunday, August 1, 2010

My Girls Have My Talent ...

Back in July my two oldest granddaughters, Courtney (15) and Megan (13) came to visit for a week. It has been an annual event for about 5 years now. They love to scrapbook and play with all my wonderful Stampin' Up! supplies. One day when they were downstairs in my stampin' room they looked through my basket of card samples. They copied some but also designed some of their own. It made me feel proud that they have my "crafting" talent.

I was so excited I wanted to share their creations with all of you. What do you think?

Megan's Creations

I love what Megan did with a tri-fold card I made over a year ago. She updated it with the fun Island Oasis DSP. She loved the colors and I think it turned out great.

Here is the card opened up.

I think Courtney could easily be an artist. She is very talented. It runs in my family -- my father carved animals/birds out of wood; my one brother makes custom-made furniture, my other brother went to cooking school and makes beautiful cheesecakes (he also built most of his house), my sister designs flower arrangements and decorations for weddings and, of course, I love my paper-crafting. So she definitely got it from my side of the family.

Courtney's Creations

Well, thanks for stopping by. I hope to have my August stamp-a-stack cards posted before I leave on vacation on Saturday -- but you never know!!


Thursday, July 22, 2010

July Stamp-a-Stack

Supplies: Because I Care stamp set; Daffodil Delight, More Mustard, Stazon ink and Tangerine Tango, Daffodil Delight, Cherry Cobbler and Wild Wasabi markers; Whisper White, Basic Black, Cherry Cobbler CS and Newsprint DSP; Basic Black 1/8" Taffeta Ribbon, Blender Pen, Gold Glow Smooch Spritz and Stampin' Dimensionals.

Where has the summer gone? I can't believe it's late July and we're talking about "back to school." Well, here are my cards from my July SAS. These two stamp sets are two of my faves from the new catalog -- Because I Care and Friends Never Fade.

I found the first card above on the blog of one of my favorite stampers -- Diana Gibb. She is fabulous, funny, talented and was just inducted into the Stampin' Up! Founder's Circle at the SU convention in Utah. Congrats, Diana!

Okay, I told you I love this stamp set -- so here is another card using the beautiful hydrangea! I totally CASEd this card here. It was just too beautiful to change -- don't you think. I'm not sure it shows up in the picture but I stamped off the hydrangea in crumb cake ink on the crumb cake card. I lightly colored the flower using the blender pen with the Marina Mist ink and then took the Marina Mist marker (don't you just love that we now have markers in every color!) to darken the centers. Some of my SAS ladies used the white gel pen for the centers of the little blossoms to really make it POP!

Supplies: Because I Care stamp set; Marina Mist, Crumb Cake, Old Olive and Stazon Ink; Marina Mist marker; Whisper White,Crumb Cake, Marina Mist and Old Olive CS; Blender Pen, Metallic Brads, Ticket Corner Punch and Stampin' Dimensionals.

There are so many beautiful samples in the new Idea Book & Catalog that I thought I would highlight one each month at my classes. This one is on page 70 of the IB&C. I used a different stamp set and changed the paper but I wanted to demonstrate that you take the idea and make it your own. Everyone loved the card.

Supplies: Season of Friendship & Teeny Tiny Wishes stamp sets; Daffodil Delight, Poppy Parade, Pear Pizzazz , Early Espresso and Stazon ink and/or markers; Whisper White, Crumb Cake, Early Espresso, Poppy Parade, Daffodil Delight, Pear Pizzazz CS; Early Espresso 1/8" Taffeta Ribbon, Blender Pen, Scallop Border Punch and Stampin' Dimensionals.

Okay, now my next favorite stamp set and Designer Series Paper -- Friends Never Fade and Greenhouse Garden DSP. They were just made for each other!! I also LOVE Pear Pizzazz. For those of you who know me you know I LOVE GREEN but especially Lime Green. I was hoping for Kiwi Kiss to come back but I think I found a new love - Pear Pizzazz. I was inspired here for this card.

Supplies: Friends Never Fad & Sincere Salutations stamp sets; Pear Pizzazz ,Pumpkin Pie, Real Red markers and/or ink; Whisper White, Pear Pizzazz, Pumpkin Pie, Real Red CS and Greenhouse Garden DSP; Real Red and Pumpkin Pie gross grain Ribbon; Glue Dots and Stampin' Dimensionals.

Lastly, the card that everyone LOVED. The flower was stamped, cut out, dazzling diamonds applied to the center and layered on top of the "Friends are Flowers that Never Fade" piece using dimensionals . Once my order came in I changed the Very Vanilla gross grain ribbon (in photo) to the new Daffodil Delight 1/8" Taffeta Ribbon. I CASEd the card here. I just love Marie's blog. Check her out.

Supplies: Friends Never Fad stamp set; Pumpkin Pie Ink/Marker and Daffodil Delight Marker; Whisper White, Pear Pizzazz, Pumpkin Pie CS and Greenhouse Garden DSP; Very Vanilla gross grain Ribbon OR Daffodil Delight 1/8" Taffeta Ribbon; Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder; Scallop Trim Border Punch; Dazzling Diamonds; 2-Way Glue Pen and Stampin' Dimensionals.

Well, that's my July cards. I loved them all and had two great classes this month. All my ladies have been enjoying the new catalog and the orders are coming in. What would I do without such wonderful "stamping" friends/customers. Thanks for stopping in and come back soon.


Thursday, June 10, 2010

Stamp-a-Stack of Cards!

I want to share the cards that we are making this month. I've had to reschedule my classes so my last class this month will be next Tuesday. This month I tried to create fun summer cards and, of course, Father's Day. This first one is for your dear fathers or husbands. Since I have a class next Tuesday (after Father's Day) we will change the "Happy Father's Day" stamp to a tree from Lovely as a Tree. This is a great masculine card that I found the inspiration for here.

Next is a card that I made at the Gateway Glitter 'n Ink event on May 1st. It uses the new builder wheels from the Summer Mini Catalog. The cards was created by fellow demonstrator Sarah Klasing. Thanks, Sarah.

Here is another card from our May 1st event. I love the ease of using cards that I have made by fellow demonstrators. It saves me a lot of time. I think that's why the very talented group of ladies in Gateway Glitter 'n Ink have quarterly meetings/events to provide wonderful samples. This next card was design by Lynn Luetkemeyer (our leader). Thanks, Lynn, for a fun summer-time card -- everyone loves ice cream!

I love the new Island Oasis DSP in the Summer Mini. I'm definitely a "tropical" girl. I would be very happy to be on a white sandy beach with a pina colada in my hand lol!!!!! I was inspired here for this card. Ilina's blog is one that I follow. I just love her creations.

Lastly, is a beautiful and fun card we made with pansies. I think pansies are just the cutest little flowers. These pansies were made using the butterfly punch!!! If you look close you can see the two butterflies that create the flower. It was a fun technique and I love the finished card. I found this wonderful card on Gretchen Barron's blog. Gretchen is another demonstrator I love to follow -- she's very talented and lives in Decauter, IL.

Thanks for stopping in and seeing what I've been doing. Please leave me a comment. It's always nice to her from you all.