Wednesday, July 23, 2014

August Dates for Stampin' Up!

Hello! Here are the Stampin' Up! events for August

  1. AUG 11  6:00 PM - 9:00 PM - Card Party
  2. AUG 12  9:00 AM - 11:00 AM  (RSVP! I won't wake up early if I don't know that you're coming :) )
  3. AUG 18  10:00 AM - 12:00 PMWATER COLORING CLASS

Come learn how to water color! Classes show you more advanced techniques than parties.  Classes cost $5 cash per person. First class is free (so bring your friends and their class is free) Please bring your ownStampin' Up Adhesive (Snail or Glue Dots)
    Stampin' Up Holiday Class! Make holiday cards for Christmas.

    Cost is $5 per person
    Please bring your own Stampinup adhesive - Glue dots or Snail
  • For these events, please do not bring competing products. I'll supply you with Stampin' Up! Adhesive & products  for parties :D

Stampin' Up! demonstrator site and online store

Stampin' Up! demonstrator site and online store

Take a peek and see that next month is full of opportunity for you to come have some fun stamping with me :)  Please RSVP, I have to cut paper for each attendee.

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Update on Pansy Punch

I posted a little picture and tip on how to line up the pansy punch earlier.  I've found a blog post on another site that makes it much easier to understand! Passing it along :)

Monday, July 21, 2014

Unusual last minute request

Normally when I make a card, it takes me hours. I check the Pinterest/ stampinup resources, I measure my card stock and I cut enough for a whole party of people to make a perfectly sized and coordinated card. Yet for this party, one of my cards isn't going to be as perfect.  My friend shared a Facebook message about a boy - Danny - who has terminal cancer. All that he wants is a box of birthday cards with his name on them.

I hastily grabbed all of the pre - cut card stock that I've been amassing for one - day projects and am bringing some 'boy' themed stamp sets to the party. I don't really have any boy stamp sets besides Label Love, but I thought we could cut up Maritime paper and use that as the image part. I hope that we can make him some cute cards :D

I'm off to cut up some Designer Series paper for cards for Danny. You can get more information here

Saturday, July 19, 2014

How to create a layered labels card

Step 1. Cut two card fronts - one in white and one in colored paper. Line up the center of the two card fronts and mark the center of the colored paper.

Step 2. Emboss the paper with fancy fan embossing folder or your favorite folder.  

Step 3. Cut the embossed card stock with the layered labels framelet, the size that will nestle over the stamped image.

Step 4. Stamp the Apothecary Art floral image in a size that will show the floral image nicely.

Step 5.  Color the flower images. I used Blender Pens to pick up ink from my ink pads, yet Stampin' write markers are a good option.

The layered card can be left plain, but I love to to add embellish the corners of the cut framelet layer.The first card has two butterflies from the Beautiful wings embossits and the bitty butterfly punch. For the second card, I cut Coastal Cabana with Pansy Punch & Blossom Punch and layered it with Calypso Coral ruffled ribbon & designer series paper and a Stampin' up pearl at the center. 

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Updating the Etsy store

Don't forget that Christmas is quickly approaching. Make that Christmas card list and start dreaming of what they're going to feel when they open up a handmade card from you :)  If you don't want to make one, you can always buy one from me.  The Buy 3 get 1 free paper promotion goes on through the month, you can buy that at my Stampin' Up portal.

Tuesday, July 15, 2014


How do you get your inspiration to craft?

Personally, I visit Pinterest and the Stampin Connection on Stampin' Up's web site for demos. There is great inspiration there!  I hadn't planned on using Work of Art but I was struck at how appealing the shapes looked when I was packaging it up for my friend. Lo and behold, upon googling Work of Art its a very versatile stamp set. The chevron works great for guy cards and that heart is adorable! With Happy Watercolor out of the picture, those brush shapes are great for water

Today I enjoyed a 'card crafty' morning where I brain stormed for my friend's party. I had an idea to use the Project Planner for the second time to track different ways of using the same stamp set so her friends can see many ways to use the same stamp set. Label Love & Flower Shop are the main stamp sets that I am using. I had saved Lovely as a Tree & Sweetbriar Rose images to use, but realized a Blendabilities Make & Take isn't feasible. I only have the one blendabilities set and whats more boring than watching someone else color when you want to color with those very same Blendabilities?  I think that I'll order a second set of Blendabilities when the party closes.

Here is what I experimented with today: