Sunday, February 8, 2015

Moon Lake, Kinda Eclectic, and more Butterflies for the Stamp Along

What a big difference that the color chosen can make! 
This is basically the same card. 
The one on the left has the butterfly sponged a bit and the one on the right was left white besides the obvious difference in the layer of color. 
They both use the DSP that is free with a $50 order during SAB.
The one on the left also has a little surprise on the inside. 

This next one uses the Kinda Eclectic set and the butterfly punches. 
It would certainly work for a Valentine card with those little hearts on the DSP layer.

Both the above and below could be used for Thinking of You cards. 
I needed some of these to send out so I designed the following one from the Moon Lake set and made eight of them for myself to send out. 

Thank you all for the comments! I do appreciate them! 
Which of the above is your favorite? 
Be sure to let me know if you wish to take the class for the Moon Lake set that will be at Schroeder's on Wednesday the 25th at 12:30. Four of the five cards were posted on Feb 4.
Already have the set? If you purchased it from me the class is $8. If you don't want the set (you can share mine) or purchased it from someone else the class if $15.

Friday, February 6, 2015

Love that Butterfly!

Two of these are the cards that we did at a party tonight. 
Everyone seemed to enjoy making them. 
All three of them will be at the Stamp Along on Monday since I cut extras for that very reason. 
The Lotus blossom set used on the card on the right is one that you can receive free with a $50 order during SaleABration. 

Which of these is your favorite?

Thursday, February 5, 2015

Stamp Along cards

Here are a few of the cards that will be at the Stamp Along this time.

Have to have a Valentine or two for the last minute ones! 

The one on the right looks complicated but is really very easy. 
Which one is your favorite? 

If you need to order supplies and can't make it to the Stamp Along 
please use the Hostess Code
to have your order shipped directly to you 
email it to me. 
Either way it will link to the Stamp Along order. 
Thank you so much!

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Moon Lake

First of all, I want to apologize for taking such a long break from blogging. Time goes so quickly when you are busy. 
I have been to a craft weekend and had a great time with some special friends.
We each have an eight foot table and can bring anything we want to work on while we are there.
My project was making the topiaries. I did get a good start on them while I was there but I was having too much fun visiting and getting caught up with friends that I hadn't seen since the last craft time to work too hard.
What am I making topiaries for, you ask?
They will be the centerpieces for our anniversary party.
On the 13th of February in 1965 Jon and I said our "I do" to each other.
Talk about time going by quickly!
Wow!!! Fifty years!

This is the view of the room where all the tables were set up.
The crafters come and go as they wish but it is so nice to be able to have your things spread out and ready for you to work on them when you are ready.
Brenda, the gal that organizes this event, also has a set of eight cards that can be made while we are there. She does very nice cards and I love the chance to make them. Always nice to not have to do the planning and cutting!

This is a close up of the Topiary. 
It is in progress here. 
I do have them, all five, finished now! I will post pictures after the party.

I have been busy with some classes also. Did the Butterfly one today. The group did a great job and got to do the two bonus cards that I had for them in case there was time. 

These are for the next class using Moon Lake. 

Four cards using Moon Lake stamp set. These make great guy cards. The top right one is a special pop up technique card. 
This class will be done at Schroeder's in TR on Feb. 25 at 12:30. 
You can order your set at the Stamp Along next Monday and get free shipping.That way the class is $28 which includes the clear mount set. If you would like to take the class but can't come to the Stamp Along it will be $30. I need to know before Feb. 9th so I can order your set so you have it in time for the class. 
There will probably be a bonus card for you that I will have to add when I see a really special one on Pinterest or on a blog that calls out to me! 

Friday, January 9, 2015

One sheet wonder with Butterfly Basics

These are six of the seven cards that you can make in the One sheet wonder class. 
I have been wanting to do this technique in a class for some time. 
This set is perfect for it! 

This class will include the Stamp Set (Wood $47.95, Clear $35.95, or Photopolymer $23.95) and the Thinlits dies ($24.95) so you can continue to make cards and decorations with you own set. It will also include a free SAB item if you choose the wood or clear mount or add to your order of the Photopolymer set. You will make all seven of the cards (one is not shown) and learn the one sheet wonder technique. 
There is a list of things to bring along (if you have them) so we don't have to wait for things to be passed from one to another. If you don't have it, you can share. 

Location: Festival in Manitowoc
Day: Thursday
Date: January 29, 2015 
Time: 12:30
Cost: Wood $81
          Clear $69
          Photopolymer $58
          Seven cards without purchase $25
          Free with a $50 order
Things to bring:
     Ink pads Daffodile Delight
                    Crumb Cake
                    Wild Wasabi
                    Calypso Coral
                    Cherry Cobbler
                    Early Espresso
   Paper Cutter/trimmer
   Big Shot and magnetic platform and cutting plates
   Clear blocks if you order the clear or photopolymer set. 
   stamp cleaning supplies (cloth and spritzer) 

Come to the Stamp Along and see the cards in person!

Thursday, January 8, 2015

Hearts and Valentines

I am enjoying the products in the new catalog! 
If you need an Occasions catalog (Jan 6 to Mar 31, 2015) or a SAB catalog stop at the Library on Monday the 12th and pick one up. 
If you can't make it to the Stamp Along to get the free shipping with the participation and need/want to place an order, just email it to me. 
If you would like to place an order on line, please use the hostess code 
to link it to the Stamp Along order. 
Don't forget that you can choose a free SAB item for every $50 of product that you order! 
There are some really neat items in that catalog also! 

These are two of the Valentines that will be at the Stamp Along on Monday.

Lots of new product used on these! The heart border punch, the Designer Series paper in the stack, the heart folder, and the bow punch.
Which one do you like the best?

Saturday, January 3, 2015

Stampin' Up! Butterfly Basics Bundle is Awesome!

This bundle from the new Occasions Catalog is Fantastic!
There is so much that can be done with it! 
I have used it for two of my swaps 
These are both in need of a little more instruction than there is at the Stamp Along.
I would be very glad to do them for a workshop though. 
Let's set up a date during SAB so you get more goodies! 
This one uses a variation of the one sheet wonder technique. 
It uses all of the stamps in the set! How often does that happen?
There is usually, at least, one stamp in a set that I never use. 
Does that happen for you?

The colors I used on this are: Daffodile Delight, Crumb Cake, Wild Wasabi. Cherry Cobler, Calypso Coral, and Early Espresso. The card base is Crumb Cake. and layers of Calypso Coral and Crumb Cake. I also used a little piece of that pretty two tone trim that was carried over from the Holiday catalog. The banner framelits die and the butterfly die make the cutting a breeze. 

This one is done with the white ink on the Blackberry Bliss card stock. The top layer is embossed with the Tiny Triangles folder which is then raised with dimensionals to give that butterfly a great look of depth. The little guy is stamped of the free Specialty paper that can be had with a $50 order during SAB. It is really neat! It is the same design (there are 2 sheets each of 6 different designs) as the one used in the last post. 

The card base on this one is Wisteria Wonder and the layer is Soft Sky. 
I know, it looks white on here! 
I have many more cards done with this bundle! 
I have a class almost ready to show you! If you are liking these cards, consider buying the bundle and you will get to make four or more cards for only about $5!
Watch for more info!