Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Merry Christmas to All!

My Christmas card this year.
Wishing you all a happy and blessed Christmas!

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

For a Special Friend

I have been volunteering at the Alzheimer's Association for 13 years.  About 11 of those years, I have had the pleasure to work with another volunteer who quickly became a very close friend of mine.  I look forward to seeing her each week as we work together to send out information to people who call in needing answers to their questions about Alzheimer's disease.
I made her this special "file folder" Christmas card. (check out this video by Dawn Griffith for instructions on how to make this here) The insert lifts out and I stamped a greeting on the inside and attached a gift card for her to one of her favorite restaurants.
Hats off to my special and amazing friend, Eleanore!

Monday, December 16, 2013

Demonstrator Holiday Stamp 'n Chat gift exchange

Each year my demonstrator friends and I get together for a holiday potluck at Christmas time.  We also do a hand-made holiday gift exchange.  This year I made a clock, shown above.  I decorated the box with Stampin' Up holiday papers and bow.  I hope whoever receives my gift will enjoy it!

Saturday, December 14, 2013

Gift Card Holder

I made this fun gift card holder for a holiday gift.  There is a lady who is the cashier at an eatery that I frequent, and she is always so pleasant, and remembers me each time.  I wanted to let her know that I appreciate her kindness, so I made this for her.  I gave it to her the other day when I went out to lunch.  I was so surprised when she came around the counter to give me a hug!  Thank you Aisha for being you!

Thursday, December 12, 2013

Holiday Tags Stamp Camp

These are the holiday tags we made at my holiday tags stamp camp. We enjoyed refreshments, holiday music, conversation, and stamping together.  There were even door prizes awarded. (everyone got one!)
Great fun was had by all.
Many thanks to all of my customers!

Monday, November 18, 2013

Tags from Holiday Stamp Camp

These are the tags that we created at my Holiday Stamp Camps.  
As you can see, I used many different ideas, stamps, and tags for these creations.

Thursday, November 7, 2013

Ronald McDonald House Card

This is the card I made for the RMH project last Saturday.  I used My Digital Studio to create the front insert and cut it out using framelit dies.
We had a good turnout and I think the families enjoyed making the cards.

Friday, October 25, 2013

Bonus project for Holiday Stamp Camp

Here are 2 variations of the bonus project that we will be creating at the Holiday stamp camp.  It is a cute little pizza box.  We will be making some holiday tags to go inside.  The box can be used for a gift or a gift card.
I used SU's new Holiday washi tape on it--what fun!

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Card #4 for Holiday Stamp Camp

This is the final card for our stamp camp.  It is a fun flip card.  I used SU's new photopolymer Christmas stamp set on the card to stamp the snowflakes on the left.
I still have openings for both sessions of the camp, November 3 and November 17.  
Let me know if you would like to join us!
I will be posting a photo of part of our extra project tomorrow, so stay tuned!

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Holiday Stamp Camp card #3

This is card #3 for my holiday stamp camp.  The poinsettia stamp is embossed in white on vellum cardstock.  This is another card that is way more amazing in person.

Monday, October 21, 2013

Holiday Stamp Camp card #2

This is the second card we will be making in my holiday stamp camp.  It is challenging to capture how nice this card looks in person.  The gold embossing on the ornaments is quite elegant, as are the gold stripes on either side.

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Card 1 for Holiday Card Camp

Here is the first card for the Holiday Card Camp. I will be holding 2 camps, November 3 and November 17, from 1-4 pm each day.  The fee for the camp is $25 and includes 8 cards (2 each of 4 styles) and a special project.  Additional cards can be made for $2 each.  RSVP 1 week prior to each camp with your $25 payment.
I will be posting the remaining 3 samples soon.
(above card is cased from Mary Fish and Barb Hendrickson on Stampin' Connection)

Friday, October 11, 2013

Demonstrator Stamp 'n Chat Card

This was my card for my demonstrator stamp 'n chat last evening.  Just loving that new cutter with the wavy blade!!

Sunday, October 6, 2013

Surprise bonus for Fall camp

This was a surprise bonus project for my Fall stamp camp.  We made the bow using the new die from Stampin' Up!  I am really looking forward to using this die a lot for the holidays!

Saturday, October 5, 2013

Happy World Cardmaking Day!

Happy World Cardmaking Day!

Hope you are planning to make at least one card today to send to someone special!

Here is a card that I made for my son's upcoming 30th birthday.  Simple, yet fun.

Have a great day!!

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Card Holder

Here is the card holder we will be making at my stamp camp this Sunday.
The card holder technique was created by Janet Wakeland.  See her YouTube instruction video here.

Saturday, September 21, 2013

Fall Stamp Camp Cards

Here are the cards we will be making during our Fall Stamp Camp next weekend.  The top card is my own creation using the new single stamp from the Holiday Catalog.
The second card is a creation by Makani Lew, the third card is a CASE of a card I found on our Demonstrator site, Stampin' Connection, and the fourth card is a creation by Sandy Fowler.
There are some fun techniques on these cards that I will be sharing with my customers.
Additionally we will be making a cute card box to hold the cards and envelopes.  It is made using the new envelope punch board.  I don't have a photo ready to upload right now, but will do so in the next few days so you can see how easy and fun it is to use this punch board for more than just envelopes!
If you would like to join us, please contact me by Monday, September 23rd.  I have a few more spots open.

Friday, September 13, 2013

Demonstrator Stamp 'n Chat Card

This was my card for last evening's demonstrator stamp 'n chat.  I used the newest Designer Series Paper from the holiday catalog and the new stamp set and punch.  I made the lower pocket of this card using the new envelope punch board that Stampin' Up just started offering.  It does so much more than just make envelopes of nearly any size.  Contact me for more information!

Sunday, September 1, 2013

Ready For Departure--Party Ensemble in My Digital Studio

Our youngest grandson loves airplanes (we go to the Hiller Aviation Museum quite often), so how perfect that Stampin' Up had a party ensemble in My Digital Studio!
My daughter and I had a lot of fun using the download to create the invitation and decorations for his second birthday party.
Here are a few photos of the decorations.

These propellers actually spin!

Saturday, August 24, 2013

Cameo Tintype

I don't know quite what to call this, but it is sort of like a cameo, but I sponged silver ink onto black paper that has been dry embossed with the image.  If you look closely, you will also see the embossed frame around it.  It has a classic beauty to it.

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

My Sweet Little Emma

Just a recent photo of my sweet little Emma.  Just love this gal!!

Sunday, August 18, 2013

Tea Treat Tutorial

You can make three treat favors from one 8 1/2 x 11" piece of cardstock.  Cut at 3 1/2" and 7 1/4".

Score at 3 3/4", 4 1/4', and 4 3/4".

Fold at 4 1/4" and place Apothecary Accent framelit so that the looped edge is off the fold as shown, and run through Big Shot.

This is what it should look like after cutting.

Open up and place score line even with design on the Beautifully Baroque Embossing Folder, and run through Big Shot.  Turn and do other side the same way.

It should now look like this.

Fold up on score lines as shown.
Then decorate as desired.

Saturday, August 17, 2013

Demo get-together and BBQ

One of the great perks to being a Stampin' Up Demonstrator is the fun friends you make in other demos and customers.  I have a fun group of demos that meet once a month to share ideas.  Then every so often, we do just for fun get-togethers like a BBQ.  We had an event like this today. One of the demos hosted it at her home and I volunteered to bring a project.  I ended up doing two because I couldn't decide which one to do.  
I will have to do a tutorial to show you how to make the top project.
The butterfly project came from Brenda Quintana at Qbees Quest.  She has a tutorial here:

Thursday, August 15, 2013

Birthday Card for my Grandson

I had such fun creating this birthday card for our youngest grandson.  I wanted to use the new flip die from Stampin' Up and used an idea from Patty Bennett to add on to the right side of the card.