Sunday, August 26, 2007

THREE FOR YOU Punch Box cards

I wanted to use the fabulous Three for You Punch Box for the workshop today. It was so fun to make these little samples for everyone to copy. Their inspiration came from all over - I think the Wild Wasabi idea is from Stampin Up and the So Saffron was inspired by someone on SplitCoastStampers. The Purely Pomegranate used was my idea. There are so many cute samples floating around with these little cards and they are so quick to do. I may have to use up the leftovers from the free cards Stampin Up sent me with the Punch Box. That should make for a fun night.

I could not stop punching the little flowers, so I use the punch box for another card. This was inspired by a card in the catalog (p.150) with some adustments to use the stamps from the punch box for the side and the saying (thank you StarofMay!). I am liking the white space a lot. May be trying that on some other cards too. I will try to scan the rest of the cards from today's class later this week.

Monday, August 20, 2007

A True Friend is You Friend - Swap card

I have always loved the color combo of the Real Red and Old Olive (though it really did not scan true here). It should scream Christmas, but to me, it just said happy. I joined a swap to use the new sets from the Holiday Mini (available next month). Everything is by Stampin Up. I chose the set called True Friend. I love the folk art feel to the set. It is becoming quite trendy, isn't it? Actually, the bottom layer is made with the coordinating wheel called Boho Friend. Everyone needs one of those...

I need to make room...

I went through my sets and picked out more retired sets to sell. I just need the room for the new stuff. So, if you are interested in any of these, let me know. They will also be available at my next Stamp Camp on Sunday.

All Around Argyle 25
Bold Basics 8
Bold Shapes 8
Both Way Blossoms 25
Burst into Bloom 7
By Design 14.95
Daisy (DD) 18
Fabulous Four8
Festive Four 11.95
Flower Garden 17
Fresh Fillers 10
Fun Filled 16.95
Heart and Posies 8
Holiday Spirit 19.95
Hydrangea (DD) 20
Perfect Petals 10
Little Shapes 8
Love Ya Bunches 17.95
More Great Greetings 20
Nature's Wonder 10
Painted Garden 8
Sayings and Such 10 (Missing "May you find the strength...)
Season's Sketches 15
Simple Sketches 25
Simply Circles 17.95
Smorgasborders 10
Sketch a Party 10
Sweet and Simple 10
Teenie Tinies - 7

Sunday, August 12, 2007

Cheers to your birthday cards

I just had to have these stamps when I saw them. My friend Eva had a great display of summer stamps at her store and these were in there (along with a few others that made it into my basket.) I had a few friends I wanted to send birthday cards to this month. And I am pretty excited to be using stamps within a few months of purchasing them!

I used the POPs I had from prior Club Scrap kits. The first card was made for one of the ladies who founded Club Scrap. It actually uses paper from several kits - Workbench red, Painted Desert blue and green, and I am not sure which the white came from. Image stamps are all DeNami. They have the cutest tropical stuff!

After I finished this card, I needed a few more. I wanted to try a softer look for the coloring, so I pulled out my chalks. I love their subtle coloring. I was still able to pull out more Club Scrap POPs to coordinate with the chalking. It is so fun to use up those papers... Images are still Denami - words are Savvy Stamps.

Oh, and all the drink portions have Glassy Glaze on them to they look like glass. It is hard to see in the scans, but it really fun live!

That's it for now. I have been scrapping, but nothing is really completed, so those layouts will have to wait.

Tuesday, August 07, 2007

FUN FOLDS Stamp Camp on August 26

I have been wanting to do this class for a while... and some of you even requested it. FUN FOLDS! Class is not just for standard card sizes any more. We are going to be doing cards with different sizes and folds to really make your cards stand above the rest. You will love all the looks you can create with paper (especially our new Designer Series papers - YUMMY!). And, of course we will be using stamps from the new catalog, including the Punch Box which is on special this month. They are mounted and ready to play! (did I mention the punch box is die cut so all you have to do it punch out and attach the stamps). I look forward to having you over.
Date: August 26
Time: 2-5 pm
Cost: $15
Contact me for details. I will post the samples as I get them done.
Please RSVP no later than the Friday before class. You know I have to get your paper cut for you!

PS - I will also have a drawing for card candy! Want to know what it is? You gotta come!

Stampin Up Punch Box Special!

Did you see the Punch Box this year? So cool. Fun little flower stamps with a matching 3 flower punch, three ink pads (including 2 of the new in colors!!!). Pretty much everything you need to make cards besides the paper and envelopes. Well, in August, you even get that! Purchase the Punch Box and you will get a set of in color, TEXTURED cardstock precut to make 3x3 gift cards, along with the envelopes to give them! The Stampin Up site has some adorable samples to get you started - here. This is an awesome deal for a really versatile set which includes polka dots, little frames - just adorable!. Contact me to get yours!