Friday, July 31, 2009

Country Morning - Stampin Up Level 1 Hostess Set

Today's cards feature the Country Morning set. This is a level 1 hostess set from the 2009-2010 Stampin' Up! Catalog. I volunteered to make the index card for this set for the SCS gallery, so I had these images all colored and thought I might as well turn them into cards. I don't know why this first picture is so bright - it's really not this bright IRL. The colors used are crushed curry and dusty durango (ribbon), and bashful blue. This next card is one that was inspired by one that's already in the SCS gallery. I used some paper from the hostess patterns pack and my chicken wire background (from rubbernecker). THe sentiment along the bottom is a rub-on from the Chit Chat collection. Thanks for stopping by.


Thursday, July 30, 2009

A wedding card using Baroque Motifs

I have a small basket of cards for sale on my desk at work. I don't sell many, but they are mainly class samples and extras anyway. As I work with mostly men, as you can imagine, there is not alot of action at the card basket.... guess I need to make more "I'm sorry I did that" or "wanna fool around" cards, lol! The best thing that happens from having this box there is that it will promote the "how do you do this" converatoion or "do you have any ____ cards". This happened the other day when one of the guys was looking for a wedding card and asked if I could make him a really big card. He wanted bigger, but I told him it would be tough to find an envelope for as large as he wanted. This is a full 8 1/2 x 11 sheet of paper that opens in the middle. I think it's called a gate fold card with a belly band made from vellum to hold it closed. The 2nd picture shows the inside of the card. I made another one in different colors that I'll post after I send it out. Thanks for stopping in today!

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Mix and Match Oval All Class

How fun does this look?!? This is a "rough draft" of my next class. This class will consist of the stationary holder that houses 6 A2 sized cards and lots of options for sentiments that will go on the card depending on the ocassion. One picture shows an example of each of the cards and some of the mix and match options. The other picture shows how this set is stored all neat and tidy - adorable, huh? I think this would make a great gift for someone. Note: The final version will have either a rose red or bashful blue fold up box (the bottom part that is now pictured white with the blue polka dots on the inside).

This Class will be offered on 2 dates: Saturday, August 15th at 10 am and again on Monday, August 17th at 6 pm. Cost is $15 (take $1 off if you bring your own punches!) and pre-payment is due for both classses by 8/10/09 in order to insure your seat. Seating is limited to 8 people per class. Hope to see you there!

If you are not local and would like the materials and instructions to make this project the cost is $18 (includes shipping). Email me to arrange for delivery.

If you are on my email list, watch your inbox for a flyer detailing this class. If you're not on my email list and would like to be added, just click on the link at left to email me. Happy Stamping!


Thursday, July 23, 2009

christmas in July

Sneak peak! For those coming to my Christmas in July Stamp Camp, these are the projects we'll be doing. Are you all excited now. I plan to make my cards early, so this year I can spend some time relaxing before the holidays! Have a great day :)

Friday, July 17, 2009

Happy Birthday to my Honey!

Today is my hubby's birthday. Poor Chris... always seems to get put on the "bottom of the list". I came home from work last night a bit frantic that I hadn't even made him a card yet :(

I knew it had to be fairly quick and simple as he and the boys were due home soon and then it would be time to spend some time with them before heading to bed. I have recently been surfing for ideas on DIVA techniques for next week and decided on simple - we will be doing Spotlighting and Distressing. This card features spotlighting and it was quick and simple - perfect! Chris, if you are reading - (which I'm pretty sure ain't happenin').... Have a great day, Love Ya!

And here is one I made for my dad last week:

Have a great one!

Monday, July 13, 2009

Deal of the Week for July 13 - 19

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Throughout July, be sure to check my web site every Monday at 10 AM (MT) for the week's new deal.

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Monday, July 6, 2009

Thanks for helping me Score!

Today's project were some thank you tokens for my oldest son's hockey camp counselors. He's been at camp for over a week now and will be coming home in 3 days (yeah!) Inside these little wrappers are candy bars... can you guess what kind?


Sunday, July 5, 2009

Baseball Party Birthday Favors

Remember last month, when I took my son and 3 of his friends to a minor league baseball game for his birthday? These are the favors I made for his party. I am usually really good about at least THINKING of these things early, but it was the day of his birthday and I realized that I didn't have any favors for the boys, so I ran to the store and bought some real baseballs, came home and went to town personalizing them and then making a cooridnating pen for them to get autograps with before the game. They LOVED 'em! That's the 4 of them (the little ones) getting the pitcher's autograph. What a fun time :)


Wednesday, July 1, 2009

2009-2010 Stampin' Up! Catalog is LIVE!

FINALLY, It's here! Click on the picture below to see the PDF catalog file or visit my Stampin' Up! website by clicking HERE to shop online.