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!!