Saturday, September 24, 2011

Missing My Grandson

Good Morning!

I know for a fact I am missing this cutie. I can not wait to see him again. He is 7 months old now and really ready to walk! I can not wait to see what he is up to when we get back.

Now on to the last card from the Christmas Card Class. The picture does not do it justice. The Silver Embossing and the Shimmery White Cardstock just really set this card off and make it look spectacular in person.
Here is the Supplies:
Stamp Set: Merry & Type
Cardstock: Certainly Celery, Shimmery White Cardstock, Brushed Silver
Ink: Versa Mark, Bashful Blue, Pretty in Pink, Certainly Celery
Accessories: Silver embossing Powder, Certainly Celery Grosgrain Ribbon Scallop Oval Punch, Decorative Label Punch, Aqua Painter, Embossing Buddy

Here is the Recipe:
1. Fold cardstock base in half.
2. Rub embossing buddy on Shimmery White Cardstock. Stamp image in Versa Mark the sprinkle with embossing powder. Shake off excess then set with heat.
3. With Aqua Painter color in images. (Make a pool of ink in top of ink pad, use aqua painter to pick up color)
4. Glue layers together. Tie ribbon in a bow and attach with glue dot.
5. On scrap stamp sentiment then emboss. Punch with Scallop Oval Punch. Then punch Decorative Label out of Brushed Silver paper. Layer together and attach with dimensionals.

I hope you find some time to stamp today

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Crystal Effects

Good Morning!
Hope everyone is having a great week. I am sure I am!
I wanted to tell you a little about Crystal Effects.
Crystal Effects
Gives a high-gloss finish to any image, Creates amazing 3-D effects. Applicator tip provides great control. Water based for quick and easy cleanup. Dries completely within an hour, depending on how thickly it is applied 2 oz.
Quick Trick
Add a drop or two of our Classic Ink refill to the Crystal Effects, and you’ll have a high-gloss colored finish.
Crystal Effects also works great as an adhesive to attach buttons and other heavier embellishments.
Add a three-dimensional effect to your projects with Crystal Effects. Simply apply a thick line of Crystal Effects to the outline of your stamped image. After the line has dried, add a thinner coat of Crystal Effects to the inside area of what was outlined.

So this is what it looks like on an image after it has dried. I love the look!
Hope you find some time to stamp today

Monday, September 19, 2011

Welcome Christmas

Good Morning!
I can’t believe it is Monday! (well not really but this will be posting on Monday)
This is another card we did at our Christmas card club. Some of the ladies did not finish so I am posting directions for them. I just love this next card. It is a Z Fold Card.

Here is the supplies:
Stamp Set: Welcome Christmas
Cardstock: Real Red, Wild Wasabi, Very Vanilla
DSP: Holly Berry Bouquet
Ink: Chocolate Chip, Stazon
Reinkers: Wild Wasabi, Chocolate Chip, Real Red
Accessories: Holly Berry Bouquet Designer Buttons, Baker’s Twine Cherry Cobbler, Micro Flakes, Crystal Effects

Here is the recipe:
1. Score you cardstock at 2 3/4’ and 5 1/2”fold your cardstock.
2. Make your stamp pad. Take two pieces of felt. Stamp your image of the wreath in Stazon then stamp on the felt. Take our reinkers and place dots of it where you want it on you felt image. This will create a stamp pad that you can use up to 10 times, in multi colors. Stamp you images.
3. Layer your pieces and glue back half to folded half of base cardstock. Then glue in your Very Vanilla large piece. Stamp your image in Chocolate chip ink then stamp off to create a shadow of image on the inside of the card.
4. Add bakers twine to button and use glue dots to add it to the top of the wreath. Then add some Crystal Effects to wreath and then add Micro Flakes. Let dry over night.
Thank you all again
Hope you find some time to stamp today

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Easy Events

Good morning!

Well I am sorry I have not posted in over a week. It has been quite a busy week and now I am packed and at this time driving to the airport. I am so looking forward to this trip! I will still have a few posts this week.
Today I am show casing a card we did at the Christmas Card Class last Monday night. This card used a stamp set we were given at convention. It is called Easy Events. I love it! It has 8 different stamps in it for different events! It really is a must have.
The products used for this card are:
Cardstock: Poppy Parade, Pear Pizzaz
DSP: 2010-2012 In Color Paper Stack
Markers: Poppy Parade, Pear Pizzaz
Ink: Versa Mark
Accessories: Big Shot Die Perfect Pennants, Circles #2 Die 2” circle 1 3/4” Punch, Dazzling Details, Black embossing powder

Here is the recipe for you who asked,
1. Fold your base cardstock in half Then with your Poppy Parade marker ink up your stamp several times and stamp the image on the top half. Then punch the bottom with the Scallop Trim Border punch. Remember start in the middle then work to one side then the other.
2.Glue on the DSP above the Scallop border bottom. Then glue the small 1” piece of Pear Pizzaz along top of DSP.
3.  Take embossing Buddy and rub your piece of Whisper White. Stamp image on that piece in Versa Mark. Then take black embossing powder and emboss image. Color image in.
4. Layer your pieces and use dimensionals to glue it to you card. Now take your Dazzling Details and put dots on your berries. Set aside to dry.
I sure hope those instructions make since.
Thank you all who came to the class, I sure had a great time!
I hope you get some time to stamp today

Friday, September 9, 2011

Saturdays Club!

Good Morning!

I did not post yesterday and I am so sorry. Wednesday was not the best of days. One of my little dogs bit my Grandson in the face! She did not break his skin but did leave marks. It happened so fast I could not get to him soon enough. He was only 3 feet away from me. Boy I tell you what an awful time I have had since. I love my dog. But I love my grandson more. I don’t know, so for now she will be locked up when I have him. Actually all my dogs will, I have three. I just don’t trust any of them now. My kids were upset as well but my son told me I am making more out of it then I should. I am finding it is just different being my grandson then when I had my own kids. Hope that makes sence.

Now on to my Big Shot. Most of you know it was not well. It had joint trouble. (Ha ha) Anyway I found out that I did purchase it over three years ago so it was not under warranty anymore. So that meant I would have to buy a new one. Well my husband took it apart last night and found that one of the bearings was rusted. He cleaned it, greased it and put it back together. IT WORKS!!!!!!!!  YAH!!!!!!!   I am so excited! Now I don’t have to purchase a new one! (Which I would not have minded but this lets me put that money towards new products.)

I am so excited for Saturdays Club! I have some fun new products, and can’t wait to share them! They will be having some fun projects. This is one. It is a telescoping card. I also think I found a new favorite color combo. Soft Suede, Pool Party, and Pear Pizzazz! Love It!
So for this card I used my new favorite stamp set Gently Falling!
I also used the sentiment out of Falling leaves
I made a one inch lolly using My Favorite New DSP Spice Cake!
The squares were cut with the Big Shot dies.

I am looking to start a new club. I have 3 people who have committed at this point so we need at least 3 more. This is a fun time for you. You will come one day or evening and make 3 projects like the one above. These projects are a little more difficult but fun to do and have. Then you will put in an order for the month. 1 person a month is the hostess till you all have been the hostess. With 6 people your order will be $25.00 a month but the cost will go down with more people. This is a great way to get a few things you have been wanting without spending a lot. Please let me know if you are interested or have any questions.

Well my grandson will be here shortly.
Hope you find some time to stamp today.

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Funky Four

Good Morning!
Yesterday was a really nice day. I had my grandson for a short while. He finally has one tooth coming through. We had so much fun together. He thinks he can walk on his own also.

He took a long nap so I was able to participate in a chat and challenge which was on our SUDSOL group. You go into the chat room, they give you a sketch and you have fun chatting about your business or other things and work on a card to go along with the sketch. It was a good time.

Again though I am using my favorite colors.


For this card I used:

Funky Four stamp set, page  88
Heard From the Heart, page 167
Berry Blossom DSP, page 185
3/8’ Ruffled Ribbon, page 194
Designer Printed Brads, page 199
Large tag punch, page 209
Tasteful Trim Bigz XL Die, page 221
Colors of cardstock: Early Espresso, Calypso Coral
Ink: Calypso Coral
Markers: Calypso Coral, Wisteria Wonder, Lucky Limade

I sent out my newsletter last night. If you did not receive one and would like it please e-mail me, and I will be happy to send one out to you.

I hope you all get a chance to stamp today

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Happy Tuesday

Good morning!
I hope you all had a wonderful holiday weekend. We had a busy start and my baby is now married! She is now Mrs. Joseph Metz. It was a beautiful small wedding and a wonderful reception. I would like to thank everyone who came.
You all should remember my amazing friend Jessica, she took the pictures for us. She is absolutely amazing! She took Joe and Catlyn out to Fort Huachuca and took the most beautiful pictures of them.  In the second picture is our growing family. Weston had hold of some of Catlyn’s bouquet and was having fun with it.

Now I have to say my grandson did steal the show. He is so handsome!
These are the wedding favors I made. They are made with the matchbox die. They turned out really nice!
I hope to get to more stamping this week. I hope you get to stamp today.

Friday, September 2, 2011

Wedding Favors

Good morning!
We had a great rain last night! It is weird though because most of our monsoon rains have been coming late in the evening. I remember as a kid we would have the rains in the late afternoon. Then we would go play in the water on the streets. Times were easier then.
Well you all have heard me talking about my daughters wedding this Sat. Well I spent last evening working on her wedding favors. I stamped the “thanks so much” and the “Mr. & Mrs.” out of the It’s A Wrap Occasion stamp set, on Whisper White card stock with Cherry Cobbler and More Mustard then I sat and cut them all (160) out. We have the boxes done and I will post them tomorrow. It really was not that bad cutting them out.
Sorry for a short post again, I will have my Grandson in a few minutes, and lots to do today for the wedding.
Hope you find some time to stamp today

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Class Schedule For September

Big Shot Class:
September 9th at 6:00 pm.  Come learn new and fun ways to use your Big Shot.
We will make 2 3d projects and 1 card.
The cost for this class is $15.00
Please RSVP by the 5th so I can get you kits ready

Christmas Card Club (Class): Part 2
September 12th at 6:00 pm.  We will be making 4 cards each of 3 designs so you will leave with 12 total. This also includes your envelopes
The cost for this class is $15.00
Please RSVP for this class by the 7th Firm. I will need to be doing a lot of cutting for this class.

Technique Class
September 26th at 6:00 pm. This month we will be learning Faux Silk and Baby Wipe Technique.
We will be making a 6 X 6 instruction page and sample to go on it. Then you will make 2 cards using the technique.
The cost for this class is $15.00
Please RSVP by the 12th so I can have all the kits cut and ready.

P.M.S. Night  (pajamas(something comfy) munchies, stampin or scrappin)
September 30th at 6:00 pm. Come enjoy a fun evening working on your own projects. 
I will supply tools, stamps, space and FOOD!
This is a free evening
Please RSVP to reserve your spot!

I added a new  page!
At the top under the banner is a new page called Classes. So if you need to remember when a class is or you want to see what the classes are you can always check this page.

Also the new Mini Starts today! I have been waiting for this day since convention!