Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Star-Filled Christmas!

I put off for quite awhile getting the star framelits....I didn't really need them did I?  And then I saw all the cuteness being created using those stars and I couldn't resist any longer!  Here are a couple of Christmas cards I made using the framelits and the star embossing folder and the new star border punch.   Is that Kraft paper not totally awesome?!!  And I really can't say enough about how much I love the Under the Tree specialty paper!  Wowzers!


Here's the same card with a different embossing folder--On Point--from the holiday mini:


I cased this from Lee Conrey of stampingleeyours.blogspot.com

I just got the dazzling diamond glimmer paper in my last order and it is fun to work with!  The texture of it is a bit smoother than the original glimmer paper I think.  I saw a card like this and just picked up a piece of soft suede card stock that I had laying around, added the stars using the stars mask--then the dazzling diamonds glimmer star.


I'm pretty sure I cased this from someone also....yep--ZoKris.  Here's the original card.  

I'll be back sooner rather than later!  




Monday, October 27, 2014

I ~heart~ Fall!

Hi all!  You'd think the way I HAVEN'T been posting that I wasn't stamping....but I've got tons to share.  Life just got in the way!  A couple of weeks ago I had a sudden attack of numbness on my right side and ended up in the hospital for a few days checking out my heart and brain for signs of stroke or a heart blockage.  Fortunately--all was good.  Just need to add an aspirin to my morning meds.
 Now I'm into one of my busiest weeks as a teacher--parent-teacher conferences!  But I do have some cards to share:

Here's my take on the ever popular turkey punch art that is pretty hot right now- and easel card:


I own the Mingle All the Way MDS, but could not get it to download so I just typed out the verse as it is perfect for this punch art created by the bird and owl punch!

Love, love, love cards that move and this was one that I shared at the last party I demonstrated at.  I followed the tutorial here on Dawn Olchefske's blog.


This is the cover --used the stamp set "For All Things" and here's the inside:


I'll be back tomorrow to share some more cards!  






Sunday, October 5, 2014

Punch Art Pup!

Is this not an adorable punch art puppy dog?  I saw the tutorial for this on Dawn's Stamping Thoughts awhile back and knew I had to make it!  I have a friend at school that was due to have a baby any day and was hoping it was a boy (nope it was a girl) so I could give her this card!  I searched for  a cute sentiment to go with it and found this on my shelves....it's from the set "Extra Nice".  Hope you like!  I linked you up to the tutorial if you want to check it out!
           

Now, I'll have to wait on someone to have a boy so I can send it!  =-)  


Friday, September 19, 2014

A Quick Hello with #Hello!

Here's a card that I case'd from somewhere on the internet....unfortunately, the designer doesn't have a watermark* so I can't give credit where credit is due!  I'm really loving the in color Lost Lagoon...such a rich color (as are all of the new in colors)!   I used the Tiny Triangle embossing folder, Lost Lagoon ribbon and some silver glimmer paper.  I think this card came together in 5 minutes or less!  That's a wow for me!


I had trouble getting the lost lagoon looking true to color in my photo!  Still working on the lighting in my new photo box--need to do a bit more research!  Have a great Friday tomorrow!


Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Fall is Coming....Fall is Coming!

One of my favorite times of the year is Fall--you know--the days that are not too warm and not too cool with the smell of falling leaves in the air.  We had just a sniff of Fall last week--of course the weather is back up in the 80's now, but it made me anxious for its true arrival.

I've been trying to stamp more regularly now that the school season is in full swing and to meet one of my goals (see my post from a few weeks ago) I'm participating in a sketch site....and I may have already blown it, by not being clean and simple enough (I sort of read that part after I created the card).  Ha!  Anyway here's my card for this sketch:



I used the age old "Lovely as a Tree" stamp set which continues to be a classic year in and year out!  I added some fall leaves to my trees with my blendabilities.  My banner is decorated with leaves from the Fun Fall framelits.  I used sahara sand, tangerine tango and crushed curry--pulling those colors from the Color Me Autumn designer series paper from the holiday catalog.  The sentiment is from the stamp set "For All Things."  Well-it may not be clean and simple, but I did follow the sketch....sort of....and I do like the card.  =-)     


Monday, September 15, 2014

Stamp Set of the Month...September Style!

Whew!  I feel like I once again have control of my life now that school is started and I'm back in the "school routine."  It's always a bit exhausting to change my routine from summer back to work.  I think I'll get in my stamp room and get some work done, but by the time I get home from school (especially the first few weeks) I'm exhausted.  =-)

Anyway...I finally have a date and stamp sets picked out for the September Stamp Set of the Month--Yippee!  For both stamp sets we will be making 3 cards and a 3-D item.

Your choices are:  "Four Feathers" from the new Holiday Catalog.  This set also can come with framelits for the feathers--so the cost is $20 for just the stamp set--or $25 for the stamp set + the framelits.  You can find this set on page 42 of the the catalog, but here's a sneak peek at possibly one of the cards we will be making:


The other set is Pictogram Punches which is from the main catalog page 89.  It coordinates with the new 3 pack of mini punches called the "Itty Bitty Accents" punch pack found on page 222.
Here's a peek at a card using that set...not sure if this one is going to make the cut or not.


Cost for this stamp set is $20 for the stamp set, 3 cards and 1 3-D.  My dates for these are Sunday afternoon, September 28 and Monday evening, September 29. Hope you can join me!  Please let me know by Saturday, September 20th if you are interested so I can get stamp sets ordered!

I've got some other great class ideas that I'm going to be scheduling between now and Christmas--so stay tuned!  





Monday, August 25, 2014

August Party Post.....at last!

Hello Friends!  So sorry it took me so long to post these pictures.....but the start of the school year is just crazy busy and to top it off--Dan's 2nd cousin who is in college here in McPherson took the couch out of my stamp room and that meant rearranging the whole room!!  I'm so excited because all I need are a few more lights and I can have parties down there!  Yippee!

Here are the cards that I demonstrated....

1.  Sea Street--this was a total case of a card that I saw at another demonstrator's house (she got it in a swap at convention).  The designer is


Here it is opened--it's a tri-fold from a piece of 12 x 12 paper cut at 5 1/2" by 12".  Scored at 4 1/4 and  8 1/2.  I added texture with the arrows folder to the front panel.  This is a great card to hold a gift card or money.

Our next card featured the stamp sets Kinda Eclectic and Tape It.  I case'd all the cards that I saw from one of Convention's Make and Take projects.


I used a Sahara Sand base, with a layer of Mossy Meadow under the whisper white.  I didn't have the Moonlight designer paper pack so I improvised with Tape It stamped in Blackberry Bliss. I added some linen thread to my Tangelo Twist butterfly.  This is a really neat set and I look forward to making some cool cards with it!  Oh--I also colored the rhinestones with the dark Rich Razzleberry blend abilities pen to color them.  As you can tell this used most of the new in-colors.  Poor Lost Lagoon was left out, but no worries--it's a beautiful color and I know I'll use it a lot!

Next was a card using the Fun Flower punch and matching single stamp (which I'll put in when I get home tonight).  Crumb Cake base and Calypso Coral ink--love that combo!


Last I wanted the ladies to play with the blend abilities so I showed them this card -- and then we played....


 

We also had a note card for a make and take that used the Speech Bubbles framelits and the Just Sayin' set.  Unfortunately I forgot the wash tape....but the ladies did a great job improvising with the Tape It set once again!!


I got this right off Mary Fish's blog Stampin' Pretty--a total CASE.  I'll be back and add some details tonight and correct some things!  Have a great day!