Friday, January 13, 2017

January Technique Cards

The technique for January is called Crayon Resist, so go check out your children's or grandchildren's crayons and find the white crayon, I bet they won't even miss it!

This cool and easy technique creates great highlights on your card that you can recreate again and again.

Start with a piece of Whisper White cardstock and stamp your greeting and images in Memento or Black ink.  Taking a white crayon, color any part of the stamped images that you do not want color. Just sponge on the ink now, take a napkin to remove the ink from the images and you will see the technique emerge.  The ink will not stick to the white crayon leaving you with a great highlighted images.

Card #1 -Falling for You
 This card works really great with this technique. I found that if you stamp your greeting first, it is very easy to stamp the flowers around it.

Stamp Set:  Falling for You (Occasions Mini Catalog)
Ink:  Memento Black
Sponging:  Melon Mambo, Crushed Curry, Pear Pizzaz
Paper:  Tip Top Taupe Base, Melon Mambo Layer, Whisper White, Pear Pizzaz, Falling in Love Designer Series Paper
Accessories:  Pearl Jewels, Dimensions


Card #2 - Rad Birthday
 I found that when it was time to add the ink, I did a swipping motion back and forth to create the stripes and the gradual color emerging into each other, I really like the affect.

Stamp Sets:  Swirly Bird, Teeny Tiny Wishes
Ink:  Memento Black
Paper:  Sahara Sand Base, Sweet Sugarplum Layer, Whisper White
Accessories:  Fancy Frost Sequins, Dimensions

Card #3 - Pop Up Birthday
 Isn't this just a fun card, it looks like a birthday present in a card and look at the fun that you will have when you open the the card to reveal the pop up of a trio of balloons.  This stamp set, Balloon Adventures pairs with the Balloon Pop Up Thinlet and is just perfect to add that WOW! to your card
Stamp Set:  Balloon Adventures
Ink:  Peekaboo Peach, Watermelon Wonder, Emerald Envy
Paper:  Peekaboo Peach Base, Melon Mambo Layer, Whisper White, Carried Away Designer Series Paper
Accessories: Balloon Pop Up Thinlet, Emerald Taffeta Ribbon, Dimensions

I hope that you enjoyed the January Technique, if you are interested in the cards, I am offering them as a Class to Go.  Contact me and I can set you up with everything that you need so that you can complete this class at home.  The class comes with all cardstock and embellishments and envelopes, I have complete instructions with color pictures to make it that much easier!!

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Thursday, January 12, 2017

January Stamp of the Month - Order Yours Today

Here is the stamp set that was selected to be the January Stamp of the Month:
The cards that you can make using this great stamp set are endless!  I can imagine great birthday cards using this great stamp set. 

If you are interested in getting in on the fun, I am taking orders for this stamp set and the four cards that I will come up with; don't have to worry about a thing!  The Stamp of the Month comes with this stamp set and everything that you will need to make four cards, all you need is some ink and adhesive!  I even supply the envelopes!  The cost is just $24 which includes the tax and shipping.

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Tuesday, January 10, 2017

December Stamp of the Month Cards - Floral Phrases

I am a little late getting the December Stamp of the Month cards posted, but with the weather and the holidays it took a little bit longer to get the ladies that participated all of their cards.

The Floral Phrases was the December Stamp of the Month, and what a beautiful stamp set to work with.  Here is what the stamp set looks like:
This card is a great one to add to your collection, you have Wedding Wishes, Congratulations and Thoughtful sentiments to choose from.  This stamp set also coordinates with the Detailed Floral Thinlets, the Floral Boutique Designer Series paper and Floral Boutique Washi Tape!  I just love it when Stampin' Up! coordinates their products, it makes things so much easier!!

Card #1 - A Special Note of Thanks
 Stamp Set:  Floral Phrases
Ink:  Watermelon Wonder and Watermelon Wonder Marker
Paper:  Watermelon Wonder Base, Silver, Whisper White
Accessories:  White Dollie, Watermelon Wonder Dollie, Stitched Circle-White
Helpful Hint:  By cutting 2 rows off of the Watermelon Dollie, it fits perfectly on the White Dollie and the Stitched Circle that we have stamped our Thanks will really be set off quite nicely.

Card #2 - Wedding Wishes
 How beautiful this card is!  The coordinating Designer Series Paper makes this card so easy also!

Stamp Set:  Floral Phrases
Ink:  Night of Navy
Paper:  Night of Navy Base, Floral Boutique Designer Series Paper, Whisper White
Accessories:  Tags & Labels Framelits, Dimensions, Silver Cord, Rhinestones, Navy Candy Dot
Helpful Hint:  A tiny piece of tape holds the cord down, then just put the Wedding Wishes on top of this with to hide the tape with the help of a dimension.

Card #3 - Congratulations
This card turned so beautifully, the technique known as "huffing" is used, we colored the flower with markers, using Elegant Eggplant, Perfect Plum, Wild Wasabi and Garden Green. After we were done coloring the Floral, you "huff" on the stamp set and stamp the Floral image.  This card is just beautiful and the picture just doesn't do it justice.

Stamp Set:  Floral Phrases
Ink:  Perfect Plum, Elegant Eggplant
Markers:  Perfect Plum, Elegant Eggplant, Wild Wasabi, Garden Green
Paper:  Perfect Plum Base, Perfect Plum Layer (cut out using the Detailed Floral Thinlets), Whisper White, Elegant Eggplant
Accessories:  Dimensions, Detailed Floral Thinlets
Helpful Hint:  Use a Glue Stick to adhere the Detailed Floral Thinlets card piece to the card base; this is a super easy way to achieve great results!

Card #4 - Happy Anniversary
Stamp Sets:  Floral Phrases, Timeless Love
Ink:  Night of Navy, Flirty Flamingo
Paper:  Crushed Cucumber Base, Floral Boutique Designer Series Paper, Whisper White
Accessories:  Silver Dollie, Dimensions

It was, as always, so much fun to make these four cards.  I invite you to participate in the stamp of the month.  The cost of the Stamp of the month is $24; which includes the stamp set, cardstock and embellishments to make four cards.  If you live outside my area, this is also available to you, just contact me by leaving me a message and I will give you my email address.  It's a great way to build up your stamping supplies.

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Sunday, January 1, 2017

December Kit Class Cards

Happy New Year Everyone, just one thing left to share with you from 2016 and that is the December Kit Cards.  Class was last week and we centered our crafting on Winter cards.  Here is what we came up with:

Card #1 - Birthday Snowman
 I just love how this card turned out, this layout could be used for so many things! We stamped the trees in Smokey Slate and then high lighted them with Wink of Stella to give them a hint of sparkle.

Stamp Set:  Magic of Christmas (which I am sorry to say is retiring on January 4)
Ink:  Black, Smokey Slate, Soft Sky
Paper:  Soft Sky Base, Whisper White and Marina Mist Layer
Accessories:  Silver Sequins, Tomboy Glue, Dimensions, Wink of Stella

Card #2 - Hello
 This card is such a simple and sweet card that can be sent as just a "Hello" when you have been thinking about someone.  The inside sentiment says Sending a Smile Your Way, we can always use a smile!

Stamp Set:  Thoughtful Banners
Ink:  Basic Grey, Black, Versamark
Paper:  Daffodil Delight Base, Whisper White Layer, Soft Sky
Accessories:  Home & Hearth Framelits, Dimensions, Brick Wall Embossing Folder, Pool Party Ribbon

Card #3 - Winter Thinking of You

 A card that is this simple but turned out so pretty, sending one of these to someone is the best way to say "Thinking of You".

Stamp Set:  Sheltering Tree, Festival of Trees (cardinal)
Ink:  Soft Suede, Rose Red
Paper:  Marina Mist Base, Soft Suede Layer, Whisper White
Accessories:  Gently Falling Embossing Folder, Marina Mist Taffeta Ribbon

Card #4 - Winter Thank You
Isn't this pretty?!!  The Northern Flurry Embossing Folder became the focal point to show off the mittens. Unfortunately the Northern Flurry Folder and Mitten punch are both retired but that didn't stop us from making this beautiful card.

Stamp Set:  Thankful Thoughts, Thoughtful Banners
Ink:  Mint Macaron, Early Espresso
Paper:  Mint Macaron Base, Whisper White Layer
Accessories:  Dimensions, Glue Dots, Boho Chic Embossing Folder, Northern Flurry Embossing Folder, Early Espresso Bakers Twine, Enamel Shapes, Mitten Punch, Duet Banner Punch

Card #5 - Hang In There

Another beauty that will be a great Get Well Card or Thinking of You, but my stamping ladies also wanted it to be a masculine birthday card  They decided to stamp the sentiment at home!  That is what is so nice about our Kit Class, they are your cards and you can do what you want with them.

Stamp Set:  Country Livin', Here for You
Ink:  Basic Black
Paper:  Tip Top Taupe Base, Snowflake Vellum Layer, Black
Accessories:  Dimensions, White Glitter, Two Way Glue, Classic Label Punch

That will take care of our December Kit Class, next class will be January 31st. If you live in the area, we would love to have you join us, BUT if you don't, this class is also available as a kit. Contact me for pricing and additional details.

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Friday, December 16, 2016

December Technique Cards

The technique is called Water Coloring with Markers, what a great way to create a professiona look to water coloring by using Markers and Aqua Painter and an Acrylic Block.  By water coloring this way creates a beautiful effect and no marker lines!!

Here are the cards that we created:

Card #1 - Snowman Christmas Wishes
Stamp Set: Christmas Magic
Ink: Memento Black
Assorted Markers
Paper:  Real Red Base, Presents and Pine Cones Designer Series Paper Layer, Mint Macaron, Shimmery White
Accessories: Dimensions


Card #2 - Merriest Wishes
Stamp Set:  Christmas Magic
Ink:  Memento Black
Assorted Markers
Paper:  Smokey Slate Base, Cherry Cobbler Layer, Whisper White
Accessories:  Oval Framelit, Duet Banner Punch, Dimensions


Here is the Fancy Fold Card, a Gift Card Holder.


Card #3 - Gift Card Holder
Stamp Set: Oh What Fun
Ink:  Real Red, Garden Green
Paper:  Crumb Cake Base 4 x 4 1/4, Real Red Layer 4 1/2 x 4 1/4 & 3x3
Candy Cane Designer Series Paper 2 x 10 1/2, Early Espresso 3 1/2 x 4
Accessories:  Dimensions, 2" Circle Die, Stitched Circle Die, Real Red Ribbon, Cable Knit Embossing Folder, Burlap Ribbon, Red Staples, Dazzling Diamonds and 2 Way Glue Pen, Glassiene Bag

Here is how it looks with the Glassine bag opened and which is where the gift card is placed; the Crumb Cake and Real Red Greeting Card is placed inside the bag flap.

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Saturday, December 10, 2016

November Stamp of the Month - It's a Celebration

We have so much fun with the Stamp of the Month, I never know which stamp set that the ladies that participate will choose.  What this does for me is make me "think outside of the box and get out of my comfort zone."  November was no exception, the Stamp set of this Month:

This stamp set has so many possibilities and I couldn't wait to dive right in!!  Here are the cards that I came up with.

Card #1 - Happy New Year!
 The picture really doesn't do this card justice, it is just plain pretty!! Using the new Sweet Sugarplum as the color focus and adding Smokey Slate base, made this card so pretty.

Stamp Set:  It's a Celebration
Ink:  Smokey Slate, Sweet Sugarplum, Black
Paper:  Smokey Slate Base, Sweet Sugarplum Layer, Whisper White
Accessories:  Fancy Frosted Sequins, Dimensions, Frosted Ribbon

Card #2 -  Celebrate with Foil!

You can't see it in the picture but the Designer Series Paper used for the background is from the Affectionately Yours Designer Series Paper and is Copper Foil accents. I knew adding this to the card would just be the highlight and off centering the Celebrate would be a great addition. You can use this Celebrate card for so many occasions!

Stamp Set:  It's a Celebration
Ink:  Melon Mambo, Tempting Turquoise, Black
Paper:  Melon Mambo Base, Copper Foil DSP Layer, Black, Whisper White
Accessories:  Silver Sequins, Dimensions

Card #3 - Happy Birthday

Doesn't this card look like fun?!  You could also use this stamp set for the Fourth of July!  The sparkler sticks are part of the stamp set! 

Stamp Set:  It's a Celebration
Ink:  Peekaboo Peach, Basic Grey, Delightful Dijon, Tangerine Tan go
Paper:  Soft Sky Base, Tangerine Tango Layer, Whisper White
Accessories:  Smokey Slate Stitched Ribbon

Card #4 - Celebrate Everthing!
I like trying different colors and this was a great color combination; Daffodil Delight and Smokey Slate, adding the Silver Glitter Tape just set it off.

Stamp Set:  It's a Celebration
Ink:  Daffodil Delight, Smokey Slate
Paper:  Daffodil Delight Base, Whisper White Layer
Accessories:  Silver Glitter Tape, Silver Sequin Stars, Dimensions

There you have it!  The November Stamp of the Month - It's a Celebration!!  Stay tuned I will be posting the December Stamp of the Month choices and if you are interested, you can vote for your favorite also!

Thanks for stopping in!!
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Saturday, December 3, 2016

December Technique - Water Coloring with Markers!

It's time to check those calendars and think about the December Technique.  I found a great technique that really makes Water Coloring look more professional.  Usually when I watercolor, I see lines in my coloring that makes the image look unprofessional.  My upline and friend, Kelly, shared with me the technique that she uses that makes here images not only look great, but no lines!!



December 2016 Technique Class
 (Here is a sample of the Water Coloring with Markers Technique)


Marker Water Coloring Technique

This technique was shared with me and I love how easy and beautiful it will make Water Coloring! We will be making 3 beautiful Christmas Cards for you to share.

The Marker Water Technique will create a beautiful and professional look to our cards! 

                            Join me for a fun two hours of stamping!!

Monday, December 12, 2016 at
Apple Valley Bar &Grill
Or
Wednesday, December 14, 2016 at
Apple Valley Bar & Grill

6:30 p.m. either night

To help you plan your evening, class usually takes about 2 hours, so you can figure to be done by 8:30 p.m.

 All you need to remember is your adhesive and scissors. 


Class size is limited to the first 10 ladies to sign up!

Feel free to invite a friend, we always enjoy meeting new people and sharing what we love!!  But please remember, the techniques may be over whelming and we want everyone to have a good time. I don’t always the time for one on one teaching. 
Thank you for Understanding.

Cost of the class is $10 for the class, you will make 3 cards (2 Technique Cards and 1 Fancy Project), or the class is FREE if you order $15 (before shipping and handling) of Stampin' Up! Product from me.

Just send me an email if you can make it, I can't wait to show you three great cards.

Happy Stamping!!
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