Thursday, October 31, 2013

Mac is finally back! (my computer that is)...

Mac is back!  I have missed my computer so much!  Supposedly he is finally fixed.  We will see.  The last few days were rough and I was really beginning to lose patience.  But the nice man at Apple today was so kind when he gave him back to me and said he was fixed.  So here is hoping I can again post and get back to showing you some of the great projects and cards that can be made.

The card I am going to show you today is the birthday invitation that I made for him for his 3rd birthday.  It does not seem possible that he is going to be that old already.  I know I used a retired set for this card but he wants a construction theme for his birthday.  But I did use 2 stamp sets that were new this year which were "Glorious Grunge" and "Regarding Dahlias".

I stuck with the gray, orange, and yellow color scheme for this card because those were the colors that most of his trucks were.  You were probably surprised when I said I used "Regarding Dahlias" stamp set because this card doesn't scream floral.  Look up the right hand corner and you will see the sentiment.  That sentiment came from that stamp set.  The supplies that I used for this card:

STAMP SETS: Glorious Grunge, Regarding Dahlias, I Dig You (retired)
PAPER:  Smokey Slate, Basic Black, Whisper White, Polka Dot Parade DSP
INK:  Smokey Slate, Basic Black
ACCESSORIES:  2-1/2" Circle Punch, Basic Black, Pumpkin Pie, and Daffodil Delight Markers.

I love the blobs and stripes that came from the Glorious Grunge set.  They really made this card look like the card was stained at a garage which gives it that perfect construction look.  I showed Eli last night what I had made for him and he was so excited.  He loved them!  I don't care if anyone else likes them because Eli loves them and that is what really matters.  Grandkids are the best!

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

25% Off 25 Stamp Sets!


We're celebrating Stampin' Up!'s 25th anniversary all year long, but during the week of the actual date (October 25th to be exact) we thought we should pump up the party even more. So what better way than a sale on the very products that started it all: stamps, of course!
Dates: October 22-28, 2013
Offer: Get 25 percent off 25 stamp sets.

 PRINT FLYER to see all of the 25 stamps that are on sale!

Contact me to place an order or you can go to my ONLINE STORE.  I will be placing an order on October 28th.

Enjoy the day!

Friday, October 18, 2013

October Technique Class- Card 3

As I said in my last post, I love when you can find multiple uses for a product.  So for my third card this month for Technique Class, I decided to make a card that I found on Connie Babbit's blog, "ENVELOPE LINER CARD".  She posted on a tutorial on her blog and I just had to share her idea with my classes.  This is another way to use the Envelope Liner Framelits.  They loved it!  They too like it when you can find other ways to use a product.

When I made my card I also case'd the layout.  This is my version from her card.  It can be used like a pocket card as you can see from the pull-out piece.  At the bottom of the pull out piece I stamped a leaf.  Both stamps that I used were from the Best of 25 Years... Autumn stamp set.  I was so excited to receive that set because the images were from my favorite stamp sets over the years.  This pail full of apples was one of my favorites that I used a lot before it retired.  So you can imagine how happy I was when it came back in the set.

Next week I will be posting pictures from the Holiday Stamp A Stack that I will be hosting on Oct. 27  @ 1 PM at my house.  I know you will like them.  Well today I will be putting together Eli and Emmett's Halloween Treats for daycare.  Their daycare teachers always like it when I send in treats that are stepped up in wrapping that I made.  So go out and enjoy your day!

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

October Technique Class- Card 2

This card is a "FILE FOLDER CARD".  Since the ENVELOPE PUNCH BOARD came out, you see these type of cards all over various stamping blogs.  If you want a see a great video tutorial on making these cards, check out Patty Bennett's tutorial on You Tube.  

I love when a product is versatile.  I always feel like I am getting more bag for my buck.  So when I received the Envelope Punch Board, I was so excited when I found out that you can use this product for more things than just making envelopes.  I just think that using this product to make a File Folder Card is ingenious!  This is the variation that I came up with.  I love the color combination.  I love creating cards in the Fall because I just love the colors of that season the best.  The color combo that I used was Crumb Cake, Crushed Curry, Pumpkin Pie, and Cajun Craze.  I have a class tonight and then next Saturday I will be having the last of the October Technique Classes.  

Next month  for Technique Class, November's theme will be "CHRISTMAS".  We will be making a SHAKER CARD, GIFT CARD HOLDER, and a RIBBON CARD.  I will be getting the specific dates to you at the end of this month.  Enjoy the day!

Monday, October 14, 2013

October Technique Class Card-CArd 1

Well, they say the computer is fixed and it was not the hard drive.  But I am still having problems so hopefully it will co-operate with me until I am able to get all my information onto another computer.  Since I do not understand how that part works, I am relying on family to help me add everything over to a different computer.  We started last night but was only able to transfer my photos.  I need to add a few other programs to that computer so I can add my other info.  I just need to get everything backed up because I need to have access to my projects.

Anyway...enough of my problems.  Today's card is one that we will be making this month at my Technique Classes.  This month's theme is "Autumn".  We will be making Autumn themed cards this month that can be used for all occasions but have a "fall" feel to them.  This card is using the "PAINTER TAPE" Technique.  I love the rustic effect that it gives to the card.  The sentiment and the leaves from the stamp set "Gently Falling" also make the card a little bit more whimsical.  This is a great card to give someone during the Autumn season for any occasion such as birthday, sympathy, thank you, ect.   

If you are interested in attending any of my technique classes this month, contact me.  I will be holding a class tomorrow morning at 9:15 AM and Wednesday @ 7 PM.  There is still space available in each class.

I have all 3 little guys today.  I can not believe everyone is playing quietly while I get this quick post done.  I am now off and running.  It will probably be a very very busy day.  Enjoy your day!

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Computer Down

Well I am at my daughter's babysitting today and using her computer to make a quick post.  My computer has finally stopped co-operating with me.  I am heading for the Apple Store this afternoon.  I talked to a friend with more computer knowledge than I and it looks as though my hard drive is shot.  I will find out for sure this afternoon.  So I will not be posting until I get my computer fixed.  Hopefully it will not be long.

Monday, October 7, 2013

Candy Wrappers for Halloween Gathering

This is the last post about the Halloween Gathering.  When planning my projects for this event,  I try to add a cute way to give candy gifts to teachers and friends.  This year I planned very simple wrappers.  The first was a cute one that I found on Becky Robert's blog, Inking Idaho.  I thought this was such a quick and neat way to package candy for a class treat or a special trick or treater who comes to your home.

The next candy wrapper uses the new ENVELOPE PUNCH BOARD!  At our last downline meeting Susan presented this unique way to wrap a regular sized candy bar.  This wrapper uses a 5" square piece of DSP and Washi Tape. The Envelope Punch Board is used to notch and score the wrapper so it can fit easily around the candy bar.  I LOVE it when products can be used in a variety of ways!  

 I used this wrapper style to make all the cary gifts for Eli's and Emmet's daycare caretakers.  I am sure they will like it.  I mean... who does not like chocolate?  Right?

I hope you have enjoyed the projects we are going to be creating at the Halloween Gathering.  You still have to the end of today to sign up for it.  Let me know if you plan to attend.  Enjoy the day!

Thursday, October 3, 2013

Creepy Crawly Halloween

This is such a simple and quick card to make if you need a quick Halloween card.  This card takes minimal stamping and uses the WITCHES BREW DSP.  The Witches Hat is from the Best of 25 Years...Halloween stamp set.  It was a perfect fit inside the Labels Collection Framelits.

If you look very closely, You will see that this is really a Gate Fold Card but held sideways.  I love it and so will anyone that you give this card to.

This is another card that will be available to make at the Halloween Gathering Card Buffet event.  If you are interested in attending, contact me.  A reminder that you get to choose which cards you would like to make and how many of each you would like to make. 

 I also posting a picture of a card that I posted a few days ago.  This was a card that I thought I might use in the card buffet and I did decide to use it for the Card Buffet.  I think that the four cards that I am offering will fit any of your needs this Halloween season.  Tomorrow I am going to post the candy wrappers that will also be offered.

Enjoy the day!

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Another Halloween Gathering Card

Here is another one of the cards that I am offering at my "Halloween Gathering".  I saw this card somewhere and really do not know where I found it or who made it.  But I just thought it was so adorable and I decided to CASE it.  It is a different way to use the Thinlets- Label Card.  Believe it or not, it uses the Owl Builder Punch to create the owl.  I think that was why I found this card so interesting. 

If you are interested in making one of cards and more, please contact me.  I will get more information to you then.  The Card Buffet will be held at Maryann's house on Oct. 9 @ 6:30 PM.  Hope to see you there!

If this is your card that I case'd, please contact me so that I can give you credit.

Enjoy the day!

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Annual Halloween Gathering Event

Every year I do a "Halloween Gathering Card Buffet" at a customer's home.  This year my Halloween Gathering will be held at Maryann's on Wednesday October  9 @ 6:30.  I hold it like a Card Buffet.  I will offer 4 different cards and 2 candy wrappers.  You get to decide what cards and what candy wrappers you would like to make of each.  

This card is one of the cards that I am offering at the gathering. It is a pull out card.  The piece that pulls out from this card is the white card with the haunted house at the top.  You are able to pull out that piece and place a sentiment or attach a gift card to it and give it to a friend or family member.  It is a cute and simple card to make and your friends will love it.

The cost of the Halloween Gathering Event depends on how many cards and candy wrappers you choose to make. I will be posting the rest of the cards that will be offered all week. Contact me if you would like to attend and I will get a flyer with all the details to you.  

Enjoy the day!