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Friday, October 11, 2013

Christmas Cards I'm working on

 Good Morning and welcome back,

     As you can see I was busy this week between my SAS samples and now my personal Christmas cards that I will be sending out to family and friends. These are completely cased from Donna At I loved them so much, they are so beautiful and  fairly easy to mass produce. Both are done with the Lovely As A Tree stamp set from SU. The 1rst one is done with Basic Black, Whisper White and smoky Slate card stock. Smoky Slate, stazon black and White Craft inks, SU sponges and the signo gel pen from SU. The sentiment is from a retired set called Christmas Greetings.

     The next one is done with the same stamp sets  same ink colors and the gel pen but I used Crumb Cake and Whisper White card stock instead of the black and the smoky slate.
      I always said it is never too early to start making your Christmas cards, so I've started, now I will be making some of the gifts too, I better get cracking at those,we're already in October and Christmas is only a couple of months away. Yikes!
      Thanks for stopping by enjoy the rest of your day. Til next time.
Happy Stamping!

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Oct. SAS class samples

 Welcome back friends,
      Had some time to make some of the samples of the cards that we will be making in my Oct. SAS class on Sun. the 20th from 6-9 or sooner if we finish sooner. We will make 3 Thank you cards, 3Thanksgiving/Fall cards, 3 Christmas cards and 3 Birthday cards envelopes included. Join us for some creative chats and fun with doughnuts and cider.
These cards are really simple to create. 

Thank you card
supplies: Wetlands stamp set
Inks: Baked Brown Sugar, coastal Cabana, and Crumb Cake.
Accessories: stampin sponges and Whisper White card stock.

The Give Thanks Card
Stamps: Best Of Autumn
Inks: Pool Party, Pumpkin Pie, Summer Starfruit, and Crumb Cake
Card stock: Baked Brown Sugar, Pool Party and Very Vanilla, Crumb cake
Accessories: Big shot, Embossing Folder that I can't remember the name of . It is from SU, Pool Party ribbon.

 Peace on Earth Card
Stamps: Lovely as A Tree, Greetings of the Season
Inks: Jet Black stazon,Smokey Slate and Craft White
Card stock: Basic Black, Smoky Slate, and Whisper White.
Accessories: Stampin Sponges.
I first stamped the tree in Smoky slate ink and then went over and slightly off the smoky slate image  with stazon black.

The Birthday Greetings card
Stamps: Wetlands
Inks: Baked Brown Sugar and Early Espresso markers and Always Artichoke stampin marker
Card stock: Crumb cake, Whisper White.
Accessories: Big shot, Chalk talk framelits, Early Espresso taffeta ribbon and stampin sponges.

My next adventure is I'm going to try out Swing Dancing. I'll let you know how it goes.
That's it for now. Hope you enjoyed your visit, return soon. Have a great day. Til next time.
Happy Stamping

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Perfect Blend meets Starburst

 Welcome back friends,

      Hope your week is going well. Here it is October. I got some time to play with a new technique last week. This is the starburst technique. Little difficult in the beginning but once I got it I couldn't stop. I really got on a roll. What I like about this technique is gives me a chance to use DSP, I'm not much of a scrap booker, not yet anyway, would love to do more and get better at it. At least this way I could use up the DSP I had because some of it is retired. The first three are all done in the same color scheme using the Mocha Morning DSP from SU. which is retired. The last two I wanted a more masculine feel so I used the DSP called Well Worn which is also retired. That's what I was up to last week, when I couldn't use my voice much because of the laringitis thing, hope you enjoy them. Thanks for stopping by. have a wonderful day. Til next time.
Happy Stamping!

Thursday, September 26, 2013

Catalogs Recycled

Well hello everyone,
    welcome back. I have two days off and and seeing I can't talk to much due to this laryngitis thing that I seem to have I decided to make a few things. By the way my boys and my husband think this is pretty terrific lol. I can squeak a few words out here and there.
     Any ways I came across this in Stampin' Connection how to use your recycled catalogs. This is pretty good. I made three bags but it took me 5 times to make the first one right. What do you think pretty cute huh?
      I have to thank Maria Fennelly for her wonderful tutorial on how to do this, you can find her video at  I now have three bags that are ready to go for Christmas gifts, how cool is that? All I need to do now is create some cute little gift tags to match, but that's for another day.
       Thanks for stopping by and enjoy your day , til next time.
Happy Stamping!

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Coffee Time

 Welcome back friends,

      Fall is now in the air. I believe yesterday was the first day of Fall. Air is crisp, football season is well upon us, the leaves are just beginning to turn colors. I love early Fall.
     I finally got some time and inspiration to play with this set from SU.  I loved this set and bought it a while back and just inked it up for the first time last week. Here are the cards I made using this set. I admit I cased them all and changed a little bit because I didn't have the same ribbon or designer series paper, that I cased from.
   The first card is done using Calypso Coral card stock and crumb cake card stock. The circles were done with a real coffee mug bottom with baked brown sugar and spritzed some water over it . I loved that idea that came from a couple of people on SC. I used the Perfect Blend stamp set and the very first paper pumpkin stamp set, washi Tape from  Epic Day Journal kit and Epic Day DSP. A button from SU and the early espresso Baker's Twine.
    The second card I used Crisp Cantaloupe, Early Espresso and Tea Party DSP (retired). The Chalk Talk thinlits embossing folders Polka Dot and Clouds. Victorian Lace and Early Espresso taffeta ribbon and flower trim from SU.
     The last card I used Epic Day DSP which I'm trying to use up, love the colors in that stack, Pool Party and Calypso Coral. Birtday Sketches stamp set, and bitty Banner thinlts and Pool Party Ribbon.
     That's it for now I need to get ready for work, boy that hour went by fast. Thanks for visiting. Enjoy the rest of the day, Come back again to see more creations. Til next time.
Happy Stamping!

Friday, September 6, 2013

Come One Come all

Come one come all welcome back
I got some time to craft today. Come celebrate with us at my next stamping class. It's every thing Fall from Halloween, colored leaves and even a technique to go with the season. It's called Ghosting. Of coarse this technique can be used any time of the year, but what better time than Halloween to learn it. It's pretty simple. 

These are the projects I worked on today while I had a day off. The two cards used the ghosting technique. The muslin bag used a few new products such as the Chalk Talk framelit, black glitter and the spritzing tool which as you can see I  haven't quite got the hang of that yet. I guess I was a little heavy handed in spots. It's going to take some practice. It still turned out o.k though and of coarse I haven't filled the bag with goodies yet either. I do like these little muslin bags from SU.

 The next project on the right is a hand stamped towel. I used the French Foliage stamp set and acrylic paints from a local craft store.  The next thing I used was SU 's chevron ribbon in Pumpkin Pie for more color.

The card below used the Ghosting technique again, this time, using the French Foliage stamp set creating a Fall card, good for the season or Thanksgiving just change the sentiment. I used Birthday because I can always use a Birthday card for someone, they are the cards I use and need the most.

Materials used for the projects

Muslin Bag

Stamps: Wicked Cool
Inks: basic Black, Pumpkin Pie.
Card stock: Basic Black, Pumpkin Pie
Accessories: Vintage Trinkets, Black Glitter, Versa Mark pad, black Gingham ribbon ( retired) Heat and Stick powder.
Tools: Big shot machine, Heat tool, Chalk Talk framelits.

Happy Halloween Card

Stamps: Wicked Cool, Out On A Limb, Teeny Tiny Wishes.
Inks: Stazon Black, Versa Mark, Smokey Slate (new In color).
Card stock: Basic Black, Pumpkin Pie, Whisper White, Summer Starfruit.
Accessories: 1 3/8 Circle Punch, Black Glitter, Stampin Write Markers in Cajun Craze and Summer Starfruit.
Tools: Heat Tool, paper snips, Brayer.


Stamps: French Foliage
Inks: none Used acrylic paints instead
Card stock : none
Accessories: Chevron Ribbon
Tools: Heat Tool and sponge daubers 
To stamp on the towel 
Step 1
 Pour the acrylic paint into a container or a paint pallette
Step 2
Use the sponge dauber and dip it into the color of your choice, remove excess paint.
Step 3
Daub paint on stamp
Step 4
Stamp and heat with a heat tool. 

Happy Birthday Card

Stamps: French Foliage, and Label this.
Inks: Pumpkin Pie, Old Olive, Rich Razzleberry and Versa Mark pad.
Card stock: Rich Razzleberry, Old Olive and Whisper White.
Accessories: Rich razzleberry Ribbon Grosgrain. Labe Punch from the punch bundle from SU.
Tools: Paper Snips, Heat tool, Brayer.

Ghosting Technique
Step 1
Stamp the images of your choice with the Versa Mark Pad.
Step 2
Heat set the Versa mark for only a moment.
Step 3
Run your brayer over the stamping pad classic ink color of your choice
Step 4 cover your Whisper White card stock going vertical and horizontal til you get the civerage you desire
Step 5 Take a paper towel and rub off the color from the Versa mark image, this is how you get your ghosting effect.
Step 6 ( optional) stamp over your image but slightly off of it in another color, so that the Versa Mark shows through also.

If you would like to join us for this class see details on my page at page and sign up on my Events or email me or text me at 987-870-4953.
Hope you enjoyed your visit, Thanks for stopping by, have a great evening. Til next time
Happy Stamping!

Thursday, August 22, 2013

A Trip to Gillette Stadium

Welcome back to my blog,
Sunday was the Christmas card Bonanza at my house and I wanted to say thank you to the ladies who attended. We had a nice time creating and talking with each other. It's always a pleasure to spend time with them. 

 On another note I went to my first Pats game Friday night at Gillette Stadium. I have never been and it was exciting and lots of fun. It is quite the stadium, it was a beautiful night and the Pats won.! Wohoo! I got to see Tom Brady play for the first part of the game. I would love to do it again some time. It was crowded considering it was a pre season game and we missed the kick off because we were tied up in the security line. It's ridiculous, no pocket books or bags at all, the security guard even took away a nerf football from a child because they weren't allowed to bring it in. I felt sad for the kid, he probably was hoping to get it autographed or something. Couldn't even take water bottles in. Just heads up if you are planning on going to Gillette Stadium this year.

  Thanks for stopping by, enjoy your day, til next time

Supplies for the card
Stamps: Christmas Lodge
Inks: Smokey Slate and Versa Mark
Card stock: Bermuda Bay, Whisper White, and Winter Frost Specialty DSP.
Tools: Heat Tool, Embossing powder in Silver