Thursday, June 14, 2018

Why YOU Need the Stamparatus!

Feel free to order your own Stamparatus at my online store in the right margin of my home page. Order # 146276 and the cost is $49. Such a deal for the many things it can do! 
I hope you will give it a try.

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Learn How to Use the new Big Shot Embossing Mats

This video sure inspired me to go play with my new set of Embossing Mats. I can't wait to see how many more beautiful images I can create using this product.

It's order number is 146327. You can order this and more at my online store. Just click in the right margin to shop!

Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Petal Promenade Designer Series Paper - Check out this video!

Isn't that cool, how they design the paper? I just love florals anyway and Stampin' Up! is doing an amazing job of creating realistic photo paper for us to use in our papercrafting projects.

If you want some of this fabulous paper, just click my online store button and put item number 146913 into the search bar and up will pop this gorgeous paper.

Thanks for taking a peek!

Friday, June 1, 2018

May 20 and 21 Class Cards

The first 6 cards are all from the new Share What You Love Suite in the new 2018 Annual Catalog. Aren't the colors gorgeous? The Designer Series Paper is exquisite with shimmery pearlized treament on several of the papers. These card designs were cased from others, but I neglected to write down who they were, so if it was you, please let me know.

This cute circular design card was stamped using a template with our new Stamparatus Precision Stamping Tool. It is amazing, once you get the hang of using it, to get precise and beautiful images each and every time!

Below is the wonderful video that inspired my creation above using the NEW Stamparatus.

Thanks for stopping by to take a quick peek!

Thursday, April 26, 2018

April 28 and 29 Class Cards

Since everyone is on the countdown to the new Annual Catalog on June 1st. I thought I would revisit a couple stamp sets that I love with my class ladies this coming weekend!

Two cards using the Petal Passion Suite from the 2018 Occasions Catalog.

I cased this card from Liz Shannon's layout but used a different greeting and stamped it in the matching ink of the blends pen. Black and white with Bermuda Bay colored negative space is so gorgeous!

This card was inspired by Sue Vine, but I changed it up a bit. Using the Petal Palette stamp set and the Petals and More Thinlits Dies helps to make this card come alive! Melon Mambo and Whisper White cardstock was used along with the Blends pens to color the roses. 

I'm sorry I didn't write down who inspired me for this card layout, but I did change it up a little. 
Used the Rose Wonder Stamp set and Rose Garden Thinlits and the Petal Garden Designer Series Paper Stack. Color Scheme - Old Olive, Pool Party, and Calypso Coral

To make the rose easier to work with after I cut it out on the Big Shot, I placed the frame on a piece of adhesive sheet, then proceeded to put the pieces back into their places. The one thing I will do different next time, is to color the frame with the blends and wink of stella before I put the pieces back in. Live and learn!  I did go a little crazy placing pearls in each flower center, but I think it really helps the overall look.

This is my most favorite card in quite a while that I cased from Kathleen Herbst. I stamped the rose image with versamark on watercolor paper, and heat embossed the lines using clear embossing powder. Then using the new Brusho Watercolor Crystals, a small water filled squirt bottle and a small paintbrush, this card was the result. When the watercolor paper was finished drying, I stamped the verse in Stazon Ink and finished assembling the card.

This card was a fun case from Dawn Griffith. I wanted to try the little flap with the coffee cup on it.
 I did place a little tiny piece of velcro to hold it down.
This card uses the Coffee Cafe Suite of materials found in the 2017 Annual Catalog.

Thanks for stopping by and seeing what we will be making in class this weekend.
Have a great day!

Saturday, April 14, 2018

March Class Cards in Review

The cards for my March Class were mainly CASED because I was busy with some other projects.

Blossoming Basket stamp set with special Sale-a-Bration Designer Series Paper and retired ribbon. The basket was gold heat embossed. Cased from Gail Ellis.

The Sweet Little Something stamp set was the focal point for this card and it was so easy to do using the new Stamparatus precision stamping plate. Amy Koenders was the layout designer but I changed up the color scheme and added the enamel heart.

This sympathy card was cased from
I used the Heart Happiness stamp set and Teeny Tiny Wishes stamp set.

Denise Carrlson was the designer for this card that I cased. I did make a couple small changes to the daisy centers and adding the bee. The Daisy punch made this card so easy with the Jar of Love stamp set.

I just loved the Lots of Lavender Sale-a-Bration stamp set and I loved how "" used the lavender to make wisteria vine. So clever. The birthday greeting is from Perennial Birthday.


True Gentleman Designer Series Paper and the Wood Textures Paper Stack make this card easy to case from Cathy Caine. I used the Labeler Alphabet and the Celebrate You framelits from this year's Sale-A-Bration selection.

Thanks for taking a quick peek.

Monday, March 12, 2018

Dee Slater's inspired "Home" Decor Piece

Thanks to Dee Slater's creativity, I just had to case her "Home" sign made in a 5 x 7 inch frame. The letters are made from the Large Letter Dies and raised up on black craft foam also cut with the dies using my Big Shot, then glued together with the green bottle of Tombow liquid adhesive. Another idea I came up with was to use Fast Fuse to adhere my horizontally scored at 1/2" Whisper White thick cardstock to the "glass" of the frame.  If you happen to purchase a frame from IKEA you can do the same thing with their acrylic "glass." No need to throw anything away.

If you have a spare thin stamp case or DVD case, that will be a great way to store your monthly magnets.

How I changed and expanded on her magnets is I decided each magnet needed it's own "O" base, so I used a scalloped oval framelit  (for most of the magnets) which helped a lot as I designed monthly magnets for my frame. I used self adhesive magnet sheets from Silhouette that I purchased at your favorite big box craft store. They provide the flexibility to cut your own sized magnetic squares that lay flat, compared to rolls of magnetic tape.

I'm offering a class on this project and am allowing my customers to select and customize their choice of magnets and some ink colors. I've had a really great response.

This project is also a great way to go back through your stamp collection to find just the perfect designs to use for each month.

P.S. You can also make a "Welcome" sign using as small as a 5 x 9" frame, but is a little more of a squeeze. It still turns out beautiful however.