Wednesday, April 29, 2009
I had my All Occasions Stamp-A-Stack last week, and I think fun was had by all! For those of you that don't know, a Stamp-A-Stack (SAS) is a class where you come make 15 cards (3 each of 5 designs) and matching envelopes. I really tried to design simple cards, but simple is a skill that is very hard for me. I love layers, ribbon, and other embellishments. It took a little bit longer for the ladies to finish than we had expected, but I think (and I hope they do too!) that it was well worth it. Now they each have plenty of cards to send out. I also, really tried to change up my color choices. You will notice that there is only 1 card that uses Chocolate Chip! For those of you that know me, you know that that is no small feat:)!
Monday, April 20, 2009
On Saturday, I went to the Supreme Stamper's Soiree. This is the quarterly meeting offered by my upline. It is always so much fun to get together with all of these ladies. The make and takes were all centered around weddings. Kim Allen put together the projects for us and the ROCK!! Look how easy it can be to create beautiful wedding invitations, favors, and stationary. Making them yourself can be cost effective and Stampin' Up! makes it so easy to color coordinate products to create professional looking stationary for a wedding, anniversary party, or even borth announcements. I would love to help you create one of a kind items for whatever event you have coming up. I am happy to meet with you and design a few samples for you to look at, then teach you how to make your own . Please feel free to contact me with any questions.
Thursday, April 9, 2009
When the occasions mini catalog arrived in my mailbox, the first stamp set that caught my eye was "Just Beachy". I knew I had to have it! I love the facial expressions on the fish. This is the perfect set for scrapping all of those summer beach trips.
This card was one of the projects for my stamp club. We meet once a month and make 3 projects. If you want to learn more, send me an email and I would be happy to get the information to you!
To line up the fish, you definitely want to use the Stamp-a-ma-jig (a must have tool!). I lined up my whisper white cardstock (4x4) with the measurements on my grid paper to make it easier to center each fish with in a one inch square. You can't see it in the picture, but I also added crystal effects to the eyes.
- cardstock- Kiwi Kiss, Ridinghood Red, Baja Breeze, Whisper White
- ink- Ridinghood Red, Kiwi Kiss, Basic Black
- accessories- scallop edge punch, blender pens, crystal effects
- stamps- Just Beachy, All Holidays
Wednesday, April 8, 2009
Each year at Christmas, I try to create a personal, hand-made gift to give to members of our family. This past year, I made these clipboard picture frames using Stampin' Up!s On Board Triple clipboards. This one features the Bella Rose Designer Series Paper. I love the way it turned out, and they were definitely a hit with the Grandparents. (How cute are those kiddos???)
Monday, April 6, 2009
Several months ago, I tried to start a Blog and became very frustrated with it. It has been my goal for the past few months to try again, so.... Here we go! I am so excited to get this up and running. I will be posting actual projects soon! Stay tuned!