Friday, August 18, 2017

Technique Class: Card Two: on the CASE with Shel Anderson: Collage Stamping Technique. .. .


Collage stamping technique...fun and super easy😊😊😊.

I used the Brushstrokes background stamp to create the gingham background.

Don't you just love the black and yellow and white....it is so fresh and it pops!

Thanks to Kelly Acheson for the inspiration!

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Messing Around In My Craft Room-on the CASE with Shel Anderson... Faux Batik Technique with gold foiling...



I was surfing about the internet last week and came across a gorgeous card by Jennifer Spiller found here

I had never even heard of the batik technique and also had never tried gold foiling....so I thought I would give it a whirl.

I chose Artistically Asian for my stamp set....and in hind sight probably should have chosen something a bit more solid.

I also chose to use the de-bossed side of my embossed card base in hopes that the foil would adhere more easily.

The foiling....well....it is not easy....I like the look....but it is a pain to do!  I used Tombow ....attached the gold flakes with tweezers ( which the foil stuck to) let it dry and then brushed away the excess with a flat paint brush ( which it stuck to)

I had gold flakes everywhere and it is worse than glitter to clean up!

Don't get me wrong.... I love the foil look.....but I would NEVER teach it in a class....it would be a HUGE mess and my girls would be so frustrated!

I suggest you go to Jennifers post....she has a wonderful step by step tutorial....and give it a go....I would love to see what you come up with.

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

So Very Kind of You. . . July Stamp-A-Stack card. . .


This is one of the thank you cards we made in my July Stamp-A-Stack class.

It features the stamp set Blooms and Wishes found on page 139 of the Annual Catalog. Item #141784 $26.00

The ink colors I chose are Sahara Sand, Smokey Slate, Wisteria Wonder and Calypso Coral.   The greeting is Memento Black.

The greeting stamp set is retired.

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

RANDOM ACT OF KINDNESS & MAKE A CARD, SEND A CARD GROUP CARDS. . .

Happy Monday!

Check out these two lovely cards I received in the mail a couple weeks back.  The first was  sent to me by a fellow Stampin' Up! demonstrators who belong to the same Random Act of Kindness group that I do.


And this one from another demonstrator who belongs to another group I belong to called Make a Card Send a Card....love it!


ODE TO MY WIFE, THE STAMPER. . .

Ode To My Wife, The Stamper
Author Unknown
She learned to stamp on Monday
Her embossing was quite fine.
She forgot to set out dinner,
So we went out to dine.
She brayerd backgrounds Tuesday
She says they are a must.
They really were quite lovely
But she forgot to dust.
On Wednesday it was birthday cards
She says that chalking's fun.
Shading, blending, and watercoloring.
But the laundry wasn't done.
Her card swap was on Thursday
Using green and blue and red;
I guess she really was engrossed,
She never made the bed!
It was shaker cards on Friday
Using techniques she just adores,
But she never seemed to notice
The crumbs on all the floors.
I found a maid on Saturday!
My week is now complete
My wife can stamp the hours away;
The house will still be neat.
Well, it's already Sunday,
And my forehead's feeling damp.
I cursed, I raved, and I ranted. . .
The MAID has learned to stamp!!!

Monday, August 14, 2017

Merry Little Christmas Memories & More Card Pack

New Holiday catalog...starts September 1....check out the products that will be available:

Sunday, August 13, 2017

Be Merry Kit by Stampin' Up!


New Holiday catalog...starts September 1....check out the products that will be available:

Saturday, August 12, 2017

Watercolor Christmas Project Kit by Stampin' Up!

New Holiday catalog...starts September 1....check out the products that will be available:

Friday, August 11, 2017

Feeling blessed

Huge thanks to my awesome coworker Jagsir Bedi !

He showed up to work this morning, with this huge lot of fresh veggies picked this morning from his garden at home !

Wow amazing huh!

Pictured here are three bags of beet greens, one bag of beets, one bag of onions, one bag of green onions, one bag of hot peppers, and 8 cobs of corn!

Feeling very blessed this morning thank you so ,so much Jagsir!

Snowflake Sentiments Bundle by Stampin' Up!

New Holiday catalog...starts September 1....check out the products that will be available:

Thursday, August 10, 2017

Designer Series Paper by Stampin' Up!

New Holiday catalog...starts September 1....check out the products that will be available:

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Merry Little Christmas Suite by Stampin' Up!


New Holiday catalog...starts September 1....check out the products that will be available:

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Ready for Christmas Bundle by Stampin' Up!

New Holiday catalog...starts September 1....check out the products that will be available:

Monday, August 7, 2017

Year of Cheer Suite by Stampin' Up!

New Holiday catalog...starts September 1....check out the products that will be available:

Sunday, August 6, 2017

Hearts Come Home Bundle by Stampin' Up!

New Holiday catalog...starts September 1....check out the products that will be available:

Saturday, August 5, 2017

Quilted Christmas Suite by Stampin' Up!

New Holiday catalog...starts September 1....check out the products that will be available:

Friday, August 4, 2017

Smitten Mittens Bundle by Stampin' Up!

New Holiday catalog...starts September 1....check out the products that will be available:

Thursday, August 3, 2017

Carols of Christmas Bundle by Stampin' Up!

New Holiday catalog...starts September 1....check out the products that will be available:

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Graveyard Gate Bundle by Stampin' Up!

New Holiday catalog is coming September 1....so for the next couple of weeks I am going to share product videos of some of the things that will be available in that new catalog.....let's get this party started with Halloween....

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

08.01.2017...TIME TO REDEEM YOUR BONUS DAYS COUPONS... AND NEW CAROLS OF CHRISTMAS BUNDLE PROMOTION....


IF YOU EARNED BONUS DAYS COUPONS IN JULY....TIME TO REDEEM THEM....REMEMBER THEY ARE ONLY GOOD UNTIL AUGUST 31, 2017.










HOW ABOUT THE NEW AUGUST PROMOTION:   NEW CAROLS OF CHRISTMAS BUNDLE PROMOTION!!!! 

HERE IS THE AMAZINGLY VERSATILE BUNDLE:

HERE IS A CLOSE UP OF THE GORGEOUS STAMP SET:

AND HERE ARE SOME SAMPLES.....CHECK OUT THE CUT OUT FRAMED VELLUM OVERLAY ON THIS PHOTO CARD:

I LOVE HOW THE ORNAMENTS ARE STAMPED BUT SOME ARE DIE CUT AND POPPED UP WITH MINI DIMENSIONALS FOR ADDED DEPTH AND DIMENSION!


IN THIS SAMPLE THE TREES ARE CUT OUT AND USED FOR A SHAKER CARD!

HERE THE CORNER DIES WERE USED TO CREATED A PEEK A BOO EFFECT ON THE DSP:

DON'T YOU JUST LOVE THE SHAPE OF THE TREES AND THE AMAZING LITTLE DEER DIE CUT!!!



 SO GET READY....YOU CAN ORDER THIS STARTING TODAY....AND DON'T FORGET TO USE YOUR BONUS COUPONS EARNED ON PURCHASES IN JULY...

Saturday, July 29, 2017

Friday, July 28, 2017

07.28.2017...Embossing Paste Background Technique....


This is the final card we made in my July Techniques Card Class.

It features the You Move Me stamp set and new Textured Embossing Paste.

I used the cloud stencil to create the background with embossing paste.

Super fun card to make!

Thursday, July 27, 2017

07.27.2017...More RAK love from Australia!


Gotta love RAK surprises in your mailbox....and this one came all the way from Australia!  Thanks Jessie!

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

07.26.2017....Tie Die Technique....


I taught this card at my July Techniques Card Class.

This is a super messy but easy technique to do and involves a coffee filter!  Who would think that a coffee filter would be used in card making!?

The colors featured in this card are Dapper Denim, Lemon Lime Twist and Basic Black....striking huh!?

If you would like to learn card making techniques like these....why not join the girls for one of my monthly card making techniques classes?  Check my blog for more info or give me a call (204) 232-7744.