Sunday, March 25, 2012

March Stamp Camp

I had my March Stamp Camp last weekend. We made these 4 cards and a bunny box that holds candy. I didn't post a picture of the bunny box as it is the same as the one I posted last year.

The first card is a CASED card from our demonstrator website. Isn't the owl punch dressed up as a nurse just the cutest? Hopefully it will put a smile on the sick recipient's face.

Here is a another CASED card using the build a cupcake punch and stamp set. My stamping on the words is not the best, but the card is beautiful just the same. When making the "banners" at the bottom I used the small square punch to punch out the triangle. It worked perfectly.

I like the simplicity of the next card. I used the blossoms and bird die cuts and then used the new stripes folder to add texture to the black paper.

This last card is a generic card with no saying inside. I have seen this layout used a lot on cards and I like it. Just enough going on to make the card interesting. I can see myself making another card with this layout in the future.

Stay tuned for the dates for my next stamp camp in April. It will probably be later in the month due to the Easter holiday and a baby shower I am hosting.

Have a blessed week!

Monday, March 5, 2012

BreAnna's Baby Shower Invites

I just love making cards, and if you helped me make these cards you would think I was crazy! I had all the paper precut, but all the die cuts needed run though the Big Shot, punches needed punched, sponging needed done etc. The kicker is we made 50 cards! I had myself and 4 others working with me for 8 hours. We ended up finishing 25 cards that day. But, and this is a big BUT, the outcome was well worth the effort. These are the most adorable cards!

I originally saw this card on a fellow demonstrator's website and I asked her if I could CASE (copy) her card. If you want to see her original card it is here.

The above picture is of all the "monkey parts" waiting to be assembled into a card.

Here is a photo of the first 25. It is funny to look at them all, each monkey has a slightly different attitude based on head orientation and eyes.

This is BreAnna and her momma Rhonda. We did have a fun time making the cards. One girls husband said after she had been here several hours already, "Those better be the best @#$@ cards ever!" Well to be honest they are!

Thanks Rochelle for the inspiration!

Have a blessed week.

Sunday, January 15, 2012

I'm still here!

Happy Thanksgiving, Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! I hope you all had a safe and happy holiday season. I had a good holiday also, sprinkled with work, vacation and a cold I have been fighting since the week of Christmas. I finally went to the doctor this week and got antibiotics. I figured since I have a 3 day weekend this weekend, I would try an catch up on my blog, get my next stamp camp scheduled and try and put my Christmas tree and decorations away. We'll see, that seems ambitious since I have 1 day left. Christmas tree and decorations can wait! :)

I have some pictures of some of the cards from my November Versatility Stamp Camp to show you. All the cards were made with the Stitched Stocking Stamp set and the Stocking Builder Punch, but only 1 card is a Christmas card!

I also had a free stamp camp in Decemeber where we made 2 gift card holders. I only have 1 photographed, but it is really cool. It is a pop up gift card holder!

I am looking forward to seeing you all at my 2012 stamp camps. My first stamp camp will be February 18th from 2-5pm. We will be making a stash of birthday cards to start the year.

Have a great night!

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Ashley's Birthday Card

Hello all, hope you are all getting ready to have a great Thanksgiving. I will start my cooking tonight, but wanted to make a quick post of the birthday card I made for my friend Ashley. She became an Angry Birds fan while recovering from surgery this past year so I thought she would appreciate it. Like the last card I posted, it was easy to make, but time consuming. Ashley is worth it though, she is a great friend!

I can not take any credit for the design any of the characters etc. as I CASED the front of the card from a fellow demonstrator Maria Cameron and the inside from a Canadian demonstrator Leena Girsa.

Here is the front.

And here is the inside.

Isn't it amazing what other people can think of making? I am just happy to be able to CASE (copy and share everything) from them, because I am not that creative!

Have a Blessed Thanksgiving!

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Happily Ever After

Good morning, just a quick post of a cute pop up card I made for a friend's wedding anniversary this week. The card idea was CASED from Lynn Pratt here. She used a 3D pop up template that was FREE from Robert Sabuda. You can see all that information on Lynn's blog.

Here is the front of the card:

and when you open the card you see:

I used the new scoring tool to make the bricks on the castle, instead of drawing them like Lynn. This was easy to make, but took me a while. Not a card to mass produce, but great for those special occasions! Here is a close up of the castle.

Hope you have a great day!

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Fall Fling Offering

I am getting ready to be a participant at a Fall Fling next weekend. You might ask, "What is a Fall Fling?" Well a Fall Fling is an event put on by one of my friends who will be spotlighting home based businesses for her friends to do a little holiday shopping and get together. There will be 7 other home based businesses and myself spotlighting Stampin' Up. A lot of the women attending will be moms, so I wanted to showcase something that would be practical. I am planning on displaying some of the beautiful cards we make with our products, but wanted to make these cute cello candy bags.

The topper is made with the new stamp set Stitched Stockings and the Stocking Builder Punch from the new Holiday Mini catalog. I plan on having all the 1x8 cello bags filled with candy already, and then the women can stamp the toppers and put them together. These cello bag treats are great for Halloween, school classroom parties, birthday parties, fun Secret Santa items, etc. I have mine filled with 3 different candies so far - mini Tootsie Rolls, Jolly Ranchers and Pixie Sticks. Other suggestions include M&M's, Skittles, pencils, Candy Corn, Red Hots. You can see where I am going with these, they are perfect for any holiday!

As an extra incentive to see the practicality of our products, I am going to have the 5 cards I am planning for my next Stamp Camp in November which uses the Stitched Stocking stamp set and Stocking Builder punch on display. The 5 cards will include not only 2 Christmas themed cards as expected from these products, but a baby card, a young child's birthday card and a get well card.

Enjoy your evening!

Sunday, October 9, 2011

So excited!

I am so excited as we had a FANTASTIC day yesterday afternoon at my Halloween/Fall Stamp Camp. I love when my stamping friends share their love of stamping with their friends. We had a pretty full house yesterday with 12 stampers! This was the first time I had to set up 2 different tables. Thank you all for coming! To start off I wanted to share a couple pictures of the happy stampers. In the first picture we have (from left to right) Dena, Sarah, Paula, Alma, Jenny and Kiara.

Table number two had (from left to right) Leetah, Ashley, Whitney, BreAnna, Miranda and Shelby. What I love about all these ladies is that they are all different levels of stampers and each one helps the others to make the cards. Now that is really cool!

The first card I am going to share is a case of a card I made at my demonstrator Project Share day last month. The card was designed by Tere Crowcroft and I copied it just like it was! It was my favorite card from our demonstrator share. It uses the new 2 step stamp set Gently Falling with Spice Cake designer paper.

I have been waiting a year to make this next card. I originally saw it on my fellow demonstrator freind Pam D'Urso's website. I knew right then I needed to make it. It is just darling and had all the ladies hungry for pumpkin pie.

One of the aspects of our catalog is that it is not just a book to order your stamping products from, but it is an actual idea catalog also! Whenever I am in need of inspiration I just open my catalog. This next card comes from page 26. I changed the cardstock color and added in some Halloween designer paper instead of newsprint, but the card is the same in all other ways.

I love the next 2 projects. Both are items I CASED (copy and share everything) from some VERY creative demonstrators. First of all, we have a member in our demonstrator group who always amazes us with her creations. Her name is Kirsteen Gill and she is just bursting with creativity. She originally made a card using this vellum moon technique an LED tealight with the Out on a Limb stamp set. I didn't have that set, but absolutely LOVED her idea so I used what I had. I stamped the tree from Season of Friendship stamp set and decorated it with bats made with the Bitty Bat punch. (Now retired, but on the clearance rack on my online store while it lasts for $6.99!) I also used the tag punch to make graves which I distressed by crumbling and sponging with black ink. The matchbox grave was an idea I got from the Stampin' Up demonstrator website. It makes a perfect little gift to go along with the card. That is if anyone will ever give the card away! I know I am keeping mine! :)

When you open the matchbox it conceals 4 little Hershey's Nuggets covered in Halloween designer paper.

This last picture is a side view of the LED tealight inside the card. Thanks Kirsteen for your creativity!

I've set the date for my next stamp camp as November 19th from 2 to 5 pm. Save the date as you will not want to miss this camp. I will be highlighting the versatility of the Stitched Stocking stamp set and Stocking builder punch from the new Holiday Mini catalog. We will be making 5 different cards (not all Christmas) with the one stamp set!

Enjoy the rest of your weekend!