Monday, January 20, 2020

November Las Vegas OnStage

Better late than never, right? Here are a few pictures of my friend and downline, Anne and I when we were in Las Vegas in mid November. We had a blast at OnStage and loved getting to watch demonstrations of  new products in the new Mini Catalog.

We signed up for one extra event on Friday afternoon put on by another demo called Santa's Bingo and Make n Take. We made 6 projects, played bingo, had snacks and all the projects fit in those cute Santa pants! 

At every Stampin' Up! event there is always a photo opportunity so Anne and I took part.

When I got home, I thought it would be fun to record all the items I received from OnStage. The theme was the new Poppies Suite as you can see. 

Stampin' Up! is re-configuring their training events so the next one will be this November in Salt Lake City. I can't wait to go again, they are so much fun. I love to swap cards and learn new techniques. 

Have a great day!

Saturday, January 18, 2020

January 11 and 12 Class Cards

Happy New Year!!!

This card was influenced by a sample I made at the Las Vegas On Stage event I went to in mid November. It uses the new Peaceful Poppies Designer Series Paper found in the new Jan.- June Mini Catalog. I added background circles from the Sweetly Swirled stamp set done in Poppy Parade ink on the Poppy Parade card base. The Whisper White tag has a sentiment from the new Sale-A-Bration set called Sending You Thoughts. The ribbon is retired from the 2018 Annual Catalog.

Starting with a Petal Pink card base with a scoring edge technique done with the Score Board, I built a layer with Lovely Lipstick cardstock and the new 6X6 Best Dressed Designer Series Paper Stack that included this lovely floral. The card is finished with some retired from last year's Sale-A-Bration - Lovely Lipstick Foil and a Whisper White layer stamped in Petal Pink ink with a floral from the Beautiful Friendship stamp set, then on top the sentiment stamped in Lovely Lipstick ink from the same set. The circle sizes are 2-1/4" and 2-1/2". The card is finished with retired Happiness Blooms Enamel Dots.

Everyone loved this fun design where the fairy is "writing" the Happy Birthday sentiment. The color scheme is Highland Heather and Gorgeous Grape. The fairy comes from the host set called New Wonders. She was stamped with Black Memento Ink then colored with an assortment of the Blends alcohol markers and additional sparkle was added with the Wink of Stella pen. The sentiment also comes from the same set. The retired Marbled background stamp was used. The card was finished with current 1/4" Mini Striped Ribbon.

This is another card that was influenced by a sample I made at the November Las Vegas On Stage event. It is built on Pool Party card stock, with a layer of vellum card stock, then uses the reverse side of one of the sheets of new Peaceful Poppies Designer Series Paper found in the new Jan.- June Mini Catalog. The new stamp set is called Forever Blossoms. It was stamped with Gray Granite ink, then colored with Petal Pink and Old Olive Blends pens and finished off with a little Wink of Stella sparkle.  The tag is made using a sentiment from the new So Sentimental set and then punched out with the Timeless Label Punch. The new 1/4" Petal Pink ribbon accents the card along with the new Champagne Rhinestones.

I just love puns so the new set called Witty-cisms is just my style. This card was built on a Real Red card base embossed with the Subtle embossing folder. Then a layer of Basic Black, a layer of Mosaic Designer Series Paper and a layer of Whisper White with the sentiment stamped in Memento Ink and colored with Blends. Both the mosaic layer and berry layer were cut out with the new Stitched So Sweetly dies. Finally I punched a 1/8" hole at both ends and used some very retired 1/4" Real Red ribbon to bring the layout together.

Finally this wedding card is just so elegant and very easy to make. You start with the Silver cards and envelopes in the Annual Catalog and cut one additional layer of Whisper White to do the heat embossing on. The sentiment came from the new So Sentimental set, and the floral from the Bloom and Grow set. Using Versa Mark ink, Silver heat emboss powder, and my heat gun the result is amazing. A few rhinestones are added for a little bling!

Thanks for stopping by! I hope you are inspired to try some of the designs.

Friday, November 29, 2019

Nov. 1 and 2 Card Class

Happy Day after Thanksgiving! It has been a crazy month with 5 days of craft shows on 2 different weekends and a weekend trip to Las Vegas for a Stampin' Up! OnStage event.  Everything was wonderful, but I got behind on my posting!

Here's the cards we made at class earlier this month.

This Thanksgiving card was inspired by Ashley Van Camp. I used the Colorful Season's stamp set for the fall leaves and a retired set called Hand Penned Holidays for the verse. Starting on watercolor paper, I heat embossed the verse in gold powder. Then I did the leaves one by one in white powder, stamped with versamark first. After everything was dry, I used an aqua painter with the following inks to create these fun fall leaves. The leaves were Daffodil Delight, Mango Melody and Granny Apple Green inks. When those were finished the background was painted in Pool Party ink. The card was built on thick Whisper White cardstock, then gold foil, Granny Apple Green cardstock, and using the retired Decorative Ribbon Border punch, a small piece of Mango Melody was punched to create the small scalloped edge trim. Once everything was assembled I finished off the card with gold metallic pearls. A miniature work of art!

I wanted to try the new Mercury Glass Designer Acetate sheet in a card and this is what I came up with.  Again starting with a thick Whisper White card base, layer on Daffodil Delight cardstock, and the acetate layer. You carefully place glue dots where they won't show! Die cut the star (I used my retired Star Dies) then sent it through the Big Shot in the Hammered Metal embossing folder. The tag was a sentiment from the retired set Bright and Beautiful heat embossed in black powder, then the end punched with the banner punch. The card is finished with silver metallic thread and epoxy stars.

This card was inspired by Fiona Whitten using the Yummy Christmas stamp set and Cuckoo Clock dies. The card base is Poppy Parade, with a layer of Early Espresso, followed by Lemon Lime Twist gingham 6x6 paper. The house is stamped on Whisper White and colored with assorted Blends alcohol markers. The tag is made with retired Bunch of Banners Dies, and a greeting from Itty Bitty Christmas stamped in Poppy Parade.

This is my original design using the stamp set From Our House to Yours. This stamp set needs the help of the Stamparatus to get accurate results in building the houses. The card base is Real Red. The Let It Snow Designer Series Specialty Paper is fun because of the glitter that is on the trees. The houses were stamped on Whisper White cardstock in Old Olive, Mint Macaron, Shaded Spruce and Pool Party inks then the doors in Real Red, Shaded Spruce and Old Olive inks, and mounted on a layer of Pool Party. The card is finished off with the 3/8" Shaded Spruce and Gold Striped Ribbon.

This card is inspired by Julie Gilson. Using the Cup of Christmas stamp set and Cup of Cheer Dies, you can create this beautiful card built on Whisper White cardstock, Real Red layer, and Let it Snow Designer Series Specialty Paper. I used retired Sizzix adhesive on the Real Red cardstock before I ran the poinsettia die through the Big Shot. The same process was used for the leaves and bow. The card is finished off with some red sequins. This was the most popular card of the class by far!

This is my original design. The supplies required are Pool Party, Shaded Spruce, and Whisper White cardstock. The Let it Snow Designer Series Specialty paper is for the background. The stamp sets were Snowman Season and Lined Alphabet. You will also need the Snowman Builder punch and a retired bottle of Crystal Effects. After you fussy cut out the stamped letters, once they are attached to the card front that is the time to add the Crystal Effects lightly to create "raised" letters and let them dry thoroughly before using.

For fun, the class attendees had the option to make a set of these 3 tags from the Tags, Tags, Tags stamp set and die.

Thanks for stopping by and Happy Holidays to you!

Thursday, October 17, 2019

Perfectly Plaid Friendship Class

One of my faithful stamp class ladies decided she wanted to invite some friends over to her home and make cards using the Perfectly Plaid stamp set and Wrapped in Plaid 6x6 Designer Series Paper Stack. We had a great time, as 4 of 6 attendees were new stampers. Everyone was a success and their cards turned out lovely!

Here's the collection we made!

Happy Holidays!

Wednesday, October 16, 2019

October Senior Center Cards

An interesting series of cuts to create this mountain effect. The tree stamp is from Perfectly Plaid stamp set in the current 2019 Holiday Catalog. Color scheme - Old Olive and Real Red.

Using the Magnolia Lane Designer Series Paper and Real Red Blends you can create stunning holiday paper.

Laser cut card bases and Bird Ballad Designer Series Paper make this a easy card to create. Color scheme - Soft Suede, Bermuda Bay and Petal Pink.

The ladies who attended class enjoyed themselves!

Advent Calendar Class

Last Saturday, October 12, I hosted a class to make the Christmas Countdown Calendar from the 2019 Holiday Catalog. Five ladies signed up and we had a great time! To finish off the calendar I shopped at Hobby Lobby for the ribbon and holiday picks. I went to Ikea for the mini gold ornaments. Then I used some lace I had in my stash. With the help of a hot glue gun, the result is lovely I think.

Gloria, Leslie and Kim creating.

Suzanne and Karma enjoying themselves.

Thanks for stopping by! 

Saturday, October 5, 2019

October 5 and 6 Card Class Offering

These cards are made with product from the 2019 Holiday Catalog. So much cuteness inside!

Cased from Making Memories with Michelle
Harvest Hellos Stamp Set

Did not record who I cased this idea from
Magnolia Lane Designer Series Paper colored with Blends pens.
Tags, Tags, Tags stamp set and dies

Cased from Stampin' Through the Catalog
Harvest Hellos stamp set and Mosaic Dynamic Embossing Folder

Cased from Candace Chisholm
Snowman Season stamp set and Let it Snow Specialty Designer Series Paper

Cased from Debbie Bandy
Snowman Season stamp set and Let it Snow Specialty Designer Series Paper

Cased from Melinda Blevins
Let it Snow Specialty Designer Series Paper and Snow Globe Scenes Dies, and the Snow Globe shaker windows create this darling card filled with snowflake sequins and glitter.

Have fun creating these holiday cards to send and share.

Friday, October 4, 2019

Perfectly Plaid Private Class Card Set

One of my ladies who comes to class regularly took the leap to invite some of her friends over to her home to make these holiday cards using the Perfectly Plaid stamp set, Tree punch and Wrapped in Plaid 6x6 Designer Series Paper Stack. We are looking forward to a great time!

These card designs were inspired by other demos.

Thanks for visiting!

Recent Senior Center Cards We Made

August Cards - inspired by others
All from retired product:

September Cards - inspired by others
All from retired product and a Paper Pumpkin kit.

October Cards - inspired by others

Bird Ballad Designer Series Paper
Laser Cut Card Bases

Perfectly Plaid Stamp Set

Magnolia Lane Designer Series Paper colored with Real Red Blends pen. Stamp set and ribbon are retired.