Thursday, September 27, 2012

One hour workshop "peek"

This is a "peek" at the card that I'm doing at the 1 hour workshop tonight for the Make & Take.  I love the new Lacy & Lovely stamp set and the new natural designer buttons, the dahlia and the Island Indigo ruffled ribbon.  The card was really very quick to do. My friend, Tammy who is the hostess thought it looked simple but elegant.  I usually do a lot more but I decided that I liked it too.  This is the first one hour workshop that I've done(5 of the 9 people coming have never stamped. . .  I'm looking forward to show them StampinUp products.  More tomorrow.  Keep on Stamping!

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Some class projects

These are some of the snowflakes we cut out with the new Snow Flurry die and the colorful beverage can that we had.
We thought they looked absolutely gorgeous. . . what do you think?
These are some of the "treats" I made for my granddaughter's school class for Halloween.  Used 2 of the narrow cellophane bags and put wrapped candy in one and a pencil in the others.  Love the Monster Munchies  stamp set. Check back tomorrow for a preview of the make & take for my 1 hour workshop.  Keep on Stamping!

Sunday, September 23, 2012

One hour workshop treats

These were some of the "Halloween candy baskets" I made using empty paper towel rolls and empty toilet paper rools.  Used the Howlstooth & scarringbone DSP. Filled them with chocolate nuggets covered with the same DSP.  Used the Jolly Bingo bits for the saying and the round circle punch and the round scallop circle punch. The handles were attached using brads.  These will be some of the "treats" that I'll use for the upcoming 1 hour workshop that my friend Tammy will host at my house.  I'm looking forward to meeting some new friends. The picture below is of the "baskets" up close.
Be sure to check in tomorrow for some more pics of the Make & take for the workshop. In the meantime, thanks for stopping by and Happy Stamping!

Friday, September 21, 2012

More granddaughter projects

Here is the newest project that my granddaughter, Anna and my friend Tammy did this past weekend.  Isn't it awesome.  It's a scens made with twigs for the log cabins and pinecones for the trees.  Picture below is an upclose photo of it.  The roof of the house on the left is white paint and the roof of the house on the left is cotton peices. They made that out of Q-tips(how clever since they didn't have any cotton balls) Anna loves to have her projects posted on my blog-  Aren't they great?  Check back tomorrow for some more Halloween treat containers.  Happy Stamping!

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Halloween treat containers

How would you like to get your Halloween treats in this container?  It's made similar to the "take-out" boxes that you get from restaurants.  Made very simple.  I will post a tutorial if there is any interest.  Please comment if you would like the directions.  Love the new Bootiful Occasions stamp set. Also used the Spooky Bingo bits stamp set. Made the witches hat with our punches.  Had another class last night and had fun making snowflakes with the Big Shot and the new Snow Flurry die using colorful beverage cans- I had forgotten how very pretty they are.  Be sure to check back tomorrow to see some of the finished product.  In the meantime, Happy Stamping!

Monday, September 17, 2012

Tammy designed this card all by herself. She used Island Indigo CS and White Embossing Powder
She used her new Big Shot and new  Snowflake die to cut out the ornament in the middle of the card. Did you notice the bow made with the Baker's twine on the front of the card?  If you untie the bow, the ornament slips out and you have a tree ornament.  The labels tag on the bottom of the page gives you the directions to do that.  I thought the card turned out GREAT  and liked dual purpose card that she made. 

Saturday, September 15, 2012

Tammy is working on a Halloween card that we did in the class-  Tammy was introduced to stamping last summer and has really done some great projects.  She is very talented! The picture below is of 2 Halloween cards that we did in the class(the idea was from a card I received in a swap done by Terry & Sharon Fisher from Hutchinson, KS- what a cute card they did) Thanks for stopping in-  Happy Stamping!

Friday, September 14, 2012

"the group" of SUDSOL card front swappers at the Denver Regional. I think there was one more present that didn't get in the picture.  There were beautiful cards-  Check out my blog from earlier in the week. Some of the ladies are - L to R very back row- 2nd from L Marti Crapo, Middle row L to R 2nd from L Janice Ladd-Horkey, next, Theresa Jaramillo, Heather  Sewczak, Ann Lohmeyer. ME, Front row middle Chris Talbot.
Was great to get a chance to chat a little with Shelli and get my picture taken with her-  She's such an awesome person!Be sure to stop by tomorrow and see pics from the classes I held this week.  In the meantime, Happy Stamping!

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Last of the SUDSOL Denver regional swap cards

Linda Haupt did a very colorful Christmas card using the Winter Memories and Petite Pairs stamp sets.  Linda also was in the 3-D SUDSOL swap and had a very cute  card using the Perfectly Preserved stamp set-  her  swap was chosen by Shelli to receive a shopping spree - congratulations, Linda.  Its hard to see in the picture but dazzling diamonds are around the edge of the labels collection die-cut . . . very sparkly & bright.
Emily Tull did this very colorful Christmas card using the Punch Pack that coordinates with the Merry Minis stamp set found in the Holicay Mini.  She also used the postage punch. She used the silver glitter paper to back the cute punches.
A very "eye-catching" card. The card below is the card that I posted on my blog a few days ago and was the one I swapped.  Loved how the Designer Frames embossing folder worked using the debossing side.  This was a fun card to do .  More coming with pictures of the other cards that I received in the general swap.    Happy Stamping!

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Still more from Denver swap

Ornament Keepsakes and More Merry Messages were the stamp sets used by Deb Andrews for her beautiful card.
The ornament was embossed with White embosing powder and Petals a Plenty embossing folder was also used.  Great job, Deb. 
Don't you just love the different types and stamps used by these demonstrators?  That's part of the fun of attending a Stamping activity.  This card was done by Phyllis Jachowski and is a really clean, crisp card-  I just love it.  The card below  is from the set Perfectly Preserved and was done by Ann Lohmeyer. Love how she used the Gumball Green Core'dinations cardstock. Reminds me of when we used to catch butterflies in my younger days. More tomorrow! Thanks for stoppping by.

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

More SUDSOL swap cards from Denver Regional

Janice Ladd-Horkey did this beautiful card using the "Make A Difference" stamp which for everyone that is sold, SU donates $3 to Ronald McDonald House Charities- just another way that StampinUp gives back to our communities.
"Clockworks" was a very popular stamp set that was used at the Denver Regionals- several Make & Takes utilized this stamp.  This card was done by Chris Talbot. Beautiful job.
Heather Sewczak did this darling card called ' Stylin Snowfolk" She also re-gifts and re-cycles her cards.
More  coming . . . Stop by tomorrow.  Happy Stamping!

Monday, September 10, 2012

Denver regional SUDSOL card front swaps

Just returned from the Denver Regional held on Sept. 8th.  This card was done by Julie Blivan.
This gorgeous card was done by Marti Crapo.  There were 12 swappers present for the swap and every card was different-  Great cards.
Theresa Jaramillo did this cute Gingerbread boy card with the "pull-out" tag. More cards to follow on tomorrow's post.I can't wait to CASE all these cards.  Thanks for stopping in. . .  Happy Stamping!

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Denver regional swap card

This is one of the cards that I'm swapping st the Denver regional which is this week(Sept. 8th) This truly is a labor of love-  It took several steps to finally get it the way that I wanted.  I used the new Holiday Frame embossing folder and the Designer frames embossing folder. I turned that over for the debossing side-  I liked how the inside of it looked when I used the Joyous Celebrations stamp on it. I ended up having to use the Stamp-a-ma-jig to line up the deer, holly and dotted edge
 After several attempts I ended up using the gold embossing powder and the Wild Wasabi embossing powder for the finish and topped it off with Cherry Cobbler classic ink for the bow on top.  Would love to hear what you think.   Stop by tomorrow for pictures of my " Christmas tag class". Happy Stamping!

Monday, September 3, 2012

More Christmas class items

Here's some more of the Christmas tags that we're going to make in one of our classes along with a box to put them in.
Used the rhinestone string to add a little bling to them.  Didn't realize that the small rhinestones were much easier to use if you use more than one at a time.  Read that on someone's blog the other day( can't remember which one). If it was yours, be sure to let me know so I can give you credit for that great tip. Am so excited to share the tag and Christmas tree card and snowflakes with my friends. Thanks for stopping by.  Happy Stamping!

Saturday, September 1, 2012

Christmas swaps and class items

Just finished making this Christmas tree card.  Adapted it from a card I saw on Melissa Stout's blog
Decided to add the little red bird on the top.  Used Early Espresso and Cherry Cobbler dmbossing powder  for the gingerbread man and the candy cane.  Behind it was the smaller "tree" I got when I used the Pennants die with the Big Shot.  I made that into a Christmas tag.  The snowflakes were made with the Snow Flurry Bigz die. I love it when "Mr Brown" brings a pkg from SU.  Had just finished unpacking the order and couldn't wait to try it out.  What do you think?  Do you like the tree, tag, and snowflake?  I used a touch of Pool Party to sponge on the snowflake to give it some dimension. I'm using the large Christmas tree card for some of my swaps for the Denver regional next week. Am also going to have my friends make some in one of our upcoming classes.  More to come. Happy Stamping!