Tuesday, October 30, 2007

October's Technique Class

Well, October is almost over, and I'm just now posting what we did in our techniques class. Our next class is Friday, November 9 at 7:00 p.m. This is held in Terrell but if that's too far for you, I would love to come to your house and do this class for you and your friends. Cost of the class is $10 but if you host it, it's FREE for you. I have a great group of ladies in Terrell but I would love to come to your house and do the same thing with you and your friends.

This past class was a very messy class as we played with bleach, shaving cream and watercolor crayons. This was fun because you never know who each card is going to turn out.

Technique #1 - Stamping With Bleach

Stamp Set: Polka Dots & Paisley
Paper: Bordering Blue, Night of Navy, Gable Green, Whispering White
Ink: Night of Navy, Gable Green
Accessories: French Blue Grosgrain Ribbon, bleach

This is the technique that got the most cool factor. The question was asked if the bleach would ruin your stamps. I'm sure over time it would but immediately after we were done, I rinsed with water and then cleaned with the stamp and mist.

Technique #2 - Shaving Cream

Stamp Set: Eat Cake
Paper: Certainly Celery, Almost Amythest, Whispering White
Ink: Certainly Celery stamp pad, Regal Rose and Almost Amythest markers, Pretty in Pink, Almost Amythest, and Mellow Moss reinkers
Accessories: Dimensionals, Rose Grosgrain Ribbon, shaving cream

This was also cool because everybody's background came out different. It was very messy but it was also so much fun to create. I actually made up some birthday cards using this technique. What fun!!!

Technique #3 - Watercolor Crayons

Stamp Set: Give Thanks
Paper: Not Quite Navy, More Mustard, Close to Cocoa, Very Vanilla
Ink: More Mustard, Not Quite Navy, Timber Stazon, Earth Elements Watercolor Crayons
Accessories: Aquapainters, Linen Thread

Not much to this...very plain and simple.

I do hope that you will be able to join us for the next class. I'm working on the techniques now and you'll soon find out what we will be doing. If you have any questions about these techniques, don't hesitate to email me.

As always, thanks for looking!

Friday, October 26, 2007

Baroque Motifs - Swap Card

I joined this 9-month swap where each month we have to use something different on our cards. Last month we had to use the Prints Designer paper. This month we had to use either brads, eyelets or buttons. I chose to use brads, and this is my design.

I have such a hard time using my eyelets and buttons. I'm going to have to start thinking outside of the box and start using those things.

I don't know if you can tell or not but for the scallop circle, I punched holes in the each scallop. It was something different I haven't done.

I hope you all have a great weekend, and I hope to have something new to share on Monday.

Stamp Set: Baroque Motifs
Paper: Brocade Blue, Old Olive, Chocolate Chip, Whisper White
Ink: Brocade Blue, Old Olive
Accessories: Scallop Circle Punch, Silver Brads, Crafters' Tool Kit, Dimensionals

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Stamp Club Swaps

To get my stamp clubbers to stamp, I started doing swaps with them. Every month we have a theme and this month's theme was "thank you" cards. Please check them out here!

Not all of them use Stampin' Up! but I want them to stamp. The whole purpose of our clubs is to get ideas and do some stamping with those stamps we buy.

Thanks for looking!

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Bad News

Sorry I haven't been posting new stuff in a while but I have been crazy busy at work. Plus, I was busy getting things ready for a ladies retreat this past weekend so I haven't had much time for stamping or anything else really.

I would like you all to say a prayer for me. I received some bad news Sunday night that one of my dearest friends, Debra Abbott, passed away. She was 37 years old and leaves behind her husband, Stephen, and two children - Jessica, 15 and Christopher, 13. I was in totaly shock when I received the call and am having hard time dealing with it. Please remember the Abbotts in your prayers plus her family, the Jacksons, as well as those close to her as we all deal with this sudden loss.

I hope to return back with some new stuff to post.

Thank you for your prayers!

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Designer Paper Swap

This is a card I did for a swap using the Prints Designer Paper. This designer paper is 2-sided and comes in many different colors. I chose to use Rose Red. I loved the way these two colors look.

Stamp Set: Simply Said
Paper: Pretty in Pink, Rose Red, Confetti White, Rose Red Prints Designer Paper
Ink: Black, Pretty in Pink, Markers: Rose Red, Pretty in Pink
Accessories: Ticket Corner Punch, 1/16 Inch Hole Punch, Silver Brads, 2-Way Glue Pen, Dazzling Diamonds, Dimensionals

As always, thank you for looking!

Tuesday, October 16, 2007


This has been a crazy weekend!! I don't think I could have put one more thing in my schedule. Friday night was my techniques class. We had a good time! I'll share those photos with you later this week.

Saturday was the craft fair. I did okay with sales. I sold mostly my retired sets which is great because that makes more room on my shelves for more stamp sets. I did sell quite a few cards too. Overall, it was a good experience. I don't know if I will do it again next year or not. The wind was horrible, and there wasn't a lot of people coming through.

Yesterday was my stamp club meeting. I had some ladies visit and may be starting another club here soon. This is one of the projects we did. Some of them have been wanting to watercolor so we did this card. I think the majority of the ladies got their first hand experience with the crayons and aquapainters. This card was featured in November's Stampin' Success magazine using a different technique. This is a magazine we as demonstrators get every month full of ideas. I thought it looked simple enough to do at stamp club.

Stamp Set: Give Thanks
Paper: River Rock, Ruby Red, Always Artichoke, Watercolor Paper
Ink: River Rock, Black Stazon, Earth Elements Watercolor Crayons
Accessories: More Mustard Grosgrain Ribbon, Spiral Punch, Aquapainters

Thanks for looking!!

Friday, October 12, 2007

Coaster Calendar

Sorry I haven't blogged the last couple of days. I ran out of things to show off plus I am trying to get some things together for this weekend. Here's one of the projects I worked on.

Isn't this cute? This is a 4x4 coaster covered with designer paper (Le Jardin). I then used River Rock cardstock to back the calender and Blue Bayou with white grosgrain ribbon for the embellishment. I got the calendar template off of splitcoast. I'm going to put magnets on the back of these and sell them at the bazaar tomorrow. I've got to figure out where I'm going to stamp 2008 on them.

I hope those of you in the Sunnyvale area will stop by and see me. I would love to see you!

Thanks for looking!

Tuesday, October 9, 2007

All About U

Well, I'm running out of things to share so I'm sharing something I did a long time ago. I saw this card on the demo website and loved the colors.

This has to be another one of my favorite sets. It has so many different sayings to go with it. I purchased this one last year and have used it to death.

I'm working on some cards for the craft fair, techniques class, and MORE swaps. I hope to have something new to share with you tomorrow.


Stamp Set: All About U
Paper: Chocolate Chip, Bashful Blue, Whisper White
Ink: Chocolate Chip, Bashful Blue
Accessories: Blue Gingham Ribbon, Chocolate Grosgrain Ribbon, Dimensionals

Monday, October 8, 2007

Craft Fair This Saturday

Well, this Saturday is my first craft fair! I am very nervous about because I just hope I have enough stuff there to sell and look at. I'm going to be selling my retired stamp sets, catalogs and retired designer paper. I was going through all that this weekend...I have TONS of it! I don't like using my paper obviously. I'm going to have to start branching out and using it more.

I hope that if you are in the area, you will stop by. I'm sharing the booth with a fellow demonstrator. She, of course, will be selling some items but she makes her own jewelry also so she'll be selling her creations. The craft fair is from 10:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. at Sunnyvale First Baptist Church. We would love to see you!

Also, going on this Friday, I'll be holding my monthly technique class. This month we will be tackling the shaving cream, watercoloring with the crayons, and stamping with bleach. For more info, check out my SU! website.

Before I go, here's a card I did using my favorite stamp set. I copied this card from someone on Splitcoast so I can't give proper credit to proper person. Enjoy!!

Stamp Set: Baroque Motifs
Paper: Rose Red, River Rock, Whisper White
Ink: Rose Red, River Rock
Accessories: Silver Brads

Friday, October 5, 2007

Simply Said

This is a card I did awhile back for a workshop. I love the simplicity of this card. All those who know me, I'm all about being simple. Sometimes I forget how lovely a card can be by just being simple.

Stamp Set: Simply Said
Paper: So Saffron, Chocolate Chip, Very Vanilla
Ink: Chocolate Chip, So Saffron marker
Accessories: Chocolate Chip Grosgrain

I'm going to spend the weekend getting things ready for a craft fair next weekend. This will be my first time doing this so I don't know what to expect. I hope you all have a great weekend!

Thursday, October 4, 2007

Baroque Motifs

Again, here is a card using my favorite set. This is one we did at my open house in July. I got the card idea from Heather. If you haven't checked out her website, you should. She has some great stuff!

Now for the details...

Stamp Set: Baroque Motifs
Paper: Rose Red, Chocolate Chip, Whisper White
Ink: Rose Red, Chocolate Chip
Accessories: Large and Small Oval Punch, 3/4 inch Circle Punch

Wednesday, October 3, 2007

Baroque Bookmark

This is one of the stamp sets that when I first looked at it, it didn't do much for me so I didn't buy it. Boy...I wish I had now!! There are so many cute samples out there using this set.

I saw this bookmark at a demo meeting and immediately had to CASE it. I'm sorry I can't give the proper credit to the demo who designed it. I just love the look of this. The only hard part is cutting out the little flower. I made about 10 of these and this is the one thing I was dreading to cut.

Thanks for looking!

Stamp Set: Baroque Motifs
Paper: Chocolate Chip, Sky Blue, Close to Cocoa, Whisper White
Ink: Close to Cocoa, Groovy Guava, Sky Blue
Accessories: Silver Brads, Word Window Punch, Scallop Circle Punch, Horizontal Slot Punch, Wide White Organdy Ribbon, Dimensionals

Tuesday, October 2, 2007

SU! October Promotions

Holiday Glitz Promotion
October 1-while supplies last

Make your holiday cards glitzy this year with a little help from the Holiday Glitz card kit. With Stampin' Up!'s precut card stock and Designer Series paper, festive zigzag ribbon, and Rhinestone brads, spreading handmade holiday cheer has never been this easy!

Each Holiday Glitz card kit makes 15 handmade cards and includes:

Precut card stock and Designer Series paper (15)
Whisper White Envelopes (15)
Rhinestone brads (15)
Real Red zigzag ribbon (15)
Full-color instruction sheet (1)

There are two ways to take advantage of this fantastic kit while supplies last:

1. Purchase one of the holiday stamp sets listed below and get the Holiday Glitz card kit for the special price of $24.95, or
2. Purchase the Holiday Glitz card kit for $28.95 with no additional purchase required.

Qualifying stamp sets include:
109234 pg. 45 Snowfall - $23.95
106786 pg. 36 The Snowflake Spot - $20.95
109266 pg. 35 Big on Christmas - $18.95
110359 pg. 5* Love & Joy - $23.95
*Holiday Mini 2007

Simply Sent Card Kits 20% Off!
October 4-8

In honor of World Card Making Day, Stampin' Up! is offering 20% off all Simply Sent card kits from October 4-8. Check out the available kits on pages 12-14 of the current Fall/Winter collection.

Don't miss out on these great specials! Contact me to place your order!