20 January 2009

Valentine's Card Class

10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Jan 31, 2009

Come to my place for a morning of relaxed stamping. Bring a friend or two, and enjoy some tea and light refreshments. You will have the chance to win some exquisite cards and postage stamps.

These cards will be given away at the class:

Hand-stamp Valentine cards for you or your children.

Please contact me by Jan 24th to hold your place and to pre-pay.

Cost: $12.00

Option 1- 10 mini cards

Option 2- 4 regular-sized cards

Option 3- 5 mini cards and 2 regular sized cards

It will take you 60-90 minutes to complete your cards.

Feel free to sign up for more than one project. The cost includes all materials and envelopes.

The mini-cards are designed to be hand-delivered. If you wish to send them in the mail, you'll have to put them in a larger envelope.

Register by Jan. 28 and pay at the door: $17.00. Those who register at the last minute may receive substitutions of products or may have to wait while their materials are cut.

Open House-New Catalog

Saturday, January 24th
Stop by my place any time between
10:00 a.m. and 1:00 pm.

Come with your friends and spend a little time connecting with each other while stamping a quick project. While you're here, pick up a brand new 2009 Catalog and sign up for my Valentine's Card Class. Please email me so I know how many projects to prepare.

17 January 2009

Sweet Bear

I made this card to participate in Kristina's Color Challenge this week.

I chose this stamp because it's time to make Valentine's cards and this bear is sweet with her little heart-sealed letter.

Here's a close-up of the watercoloring: I heat embossed the image on watercolor paper, and then I painted the bear.

You can see the sweet buttons, and the watermarked background.

Materials: (Click on the ones that are underlined to link to the online store for Stampin' Up! Enter my name as your demonstrator and you'll get a 10% discount. Starting on Monday if you place an online order, you'll get a free catalog!)

CS & Paper: Pretty in Pink, Pumpkin Pie, Real Red, Watercolor Paper, Whisper White
Stamps: Favorite Teddy Bear, Best Yet
Ink: Chocolate Chip Craft, Pretty in Pink, Pumpkin Pie, Real Red Craft, VersaMark
Accessories: Chocolate Chip Grosgrain Ribbon, Button Bouquet, Linen Thread, Clear Embossing Powder, SNAIL, Glue Dots
Tools: Heat Tool, 1 3/4" Circle Punch

14 January 2009

Sweater Card

I was experimenting with different layouts and came up with this card.

The colors and textures remind me somewhat of a favorite, old sweater, especially where I stamped on the ribbon with craft ink.
The center medallion is made with
Crystal Effects.

I think the card is ok, but not spectacular.
I wanted to show you that I too, make cards that are just ordinary.

10 January 2009

Baby Card Color Challenge

Here's another card that I'm entering in this week's color challenge.

It's a baby card I made a little while back, but it fits the color-scheme except for some slight variations.

Here's a close-up of the message.

I punched out a small star, and then punched a circle around the negative space that was left to make these.

All Materials Stampin' Up!
Stamps: Family Phrases
CS: Bordering Blue, Chocolate Chip, Old Olive, Tangerine Tango

Classic Ink: Bashful Blue, Chocolate Chip

Accessories & Tools: 1'' circle punch, Small Star Punch, Large Star Punch, Twill Tape, Dimensionals, Glue Dots

Simple Delights Color Challenge

Here's a card for this week's color challenge by Kristina Werner.

I wanted it to be elegant and simple.
Scroll down for the materials used.

Here's a close-up of the medallions, you can see that they are heat embossed.

I usually stamp the salutation directly onto the card stock, but I wanted to try something different this time, so I transferred some rub-ons onto the ribbon. Try it yourself!

All materials Stampin' Up!
Stamps: Baroque Border Wheel, Simple Delights
CS: Baja Breeze, Chocolate Chip, Old Olive, Tangerine Tango, Whisper White
Classic Ink: Baja Breeze, Pumpkin Pie
Craft Ink: Chocolate Chip, Old Olive, VersaMarker, Whisper White
Accessories: Cherished Moments Rub-ons*, Chocolate Chip 5/8'' Grosgrain Ribbon, SNAIL, dimensionals, Glassy Glaze Enamel Powder
Tools: 1'' circle punch, 1 1/4'' circle punch, 1 3/8'' circle punch, heat tool

*retired, sorry