Sunday, December 27, 2009

Hobby Demo!

I am officially a hobby demo now! I held my last Stamp Club before Christmas. It was a tearful event. I'm going to miss my regular gatherings with my ladies. They've been very good to me and certainly came to mean a lot to me!! I hope they think half as much of me as I think of them!! :)

I am going to try to continue on for at least a little while as a hobby demo. Supporting my habit, you know! We'll see how it goes!

Happy Stamping!

Sunday, September 28, 2008

Brayered Sky

So normally, I would retake a picture like this because of the flash, but I kind of thought that this one went along with the theme of the card. Don't you? The name of this technique is Brayered Sky. It's done on Glossy Paper with classic ink and a brayer. It's so absolutely easy and I think it's absolutely stunning - and everyone's card comes out differently! And equally stunning!

Stamps: Inspired by Nature
Ink: So Saffron, Pumpkin Pie, Really Rust, Chocolate Chip, Stazon Black
Paper: So Saffron, Glossy White
Accessories: Brayer, Key Tag Punch

That's it - that's all you need to make this stunning card! And taking a picture of the card, the flash looks like the sun because of the glossy cardstock - how cool is that?!

Thanks for visiting! HAPPY STAMPING!

Friday, September 26, 2008


I saw so many variations of the Frankie project that I just had to make one! And it's one of the best, easiest things to make too - a 2-4-6-8 box. It's actually one of the first projects that I learned how to make when I became a demonstrator. First, check out Frankie:

Stamps: NONE
Ink: Old Olive
Paper: Old Olive, Lovely Lilac, Basic Black, Whisper White
Accessories: Scoring Blade, 3/4" Circle Punch, 1/2" Circle Punch, Basic Black Marker, White Gel Pen, Dimensionals

NOW - How do you make a 2-4-6-8 box? It's very simple!

2-4-6-8 BOX
8 1/2 X 11 Cardstock
Paper Cutter with Scoring Blade
Sticky Strip


Cut the 8 1/2 X 11 Cardstock in half at 5 1/2".

Turn the cardstock, so it is the long way. Score the piece at 2", 4", 6", and 8" (next two pictures).

Turn the cardstock again, and score the piece at 1 1/4".

Bend the cardstock along ALL score lines.

Snip at the score lines up to the 1 1/4" score line. (This will be the bottom of your box.)

There should be one narrow strip along your cardstock (next to your 8" score line). This is where you will apply your sticky strip (since my sticky tape has a white backing, it's hard to see here - on the right).

Peel the back off your sticky strip and stick to the inside of the opposite side to form your box (as shown below).

To form the bottom, fold in two opposite flaps.

Fold in one more flap, and put sticky strip on the last flap. SEAL.

You have your box!

With these directions, you can get two boxes out of one sheet of cardstock, HOWEVER, the beautiful thing is that you can make these boxes as tall as you want to! You could cut your cardstock to 8" X 8 1/2" and have a much taller box or 6 1/2" X 8 1/2" and have just a little bit taller box. See?

Now just decorate it and see what you can come up with! Frankie? I've seen Frankie's bride. Usually I just decorate with stamps and put butterflies or flowers on it - pretty favor boxes. If you pinch the top together, you can use the hand-held rectangle punch and punch out the sides and wrap ribbon around it. SO MANY THINGS YOU CAN DO WITH THIS BOX! I could go on and on! Tell me what you've done! Send me a picture or a link to what you've done.


Thursday, September 25, 2008

Black & White Camp - It's Almost Here!

So, my Black & White Camp is almost here and I wanted to give you a great big taste of it! I'm only showing you seven of the eight cards - there has to be some element of surprise, right? (Actually, I'm stumped on that eighth card and I'm trying to buy myself some time, but hey!)

Here's a little slide show (you can click on the slideshow to make it bigger and actually go to the cards, if that makes any sort of sense - no brain today) -

So, it's Sunday night, here at my house, in my classroom at 6:30pm. I hope you'll join me! $20 for 8 cards! Let me know if you plan on attending.

I'm also going to offer (slight change) Monday morning at 9:30am for anyone that may be interested - same thing. Let me know if you plan on attending.


Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Results of My Stampin' Club's Sketch Challenge #3

Are you just dying to see how they did? My Stampin' Club has just pulled out all the stops ever since that first challenge - it seems like so long ago already! We have just finished up our third challenge - and this one involved colors as well (gotta love that Color Coach!).

Here's a slide show that has the sketch, my sample and the cards that club members made:

And maybe tomorrow, I'll show you Frankie! He is just adorable and we made him on Saturday! He may be one of our next challenges - details to come!


Monday, September 22, 2008

Yes, Another Upsy Daisy!

You've gotta love Upsy Daisy! Or at least I do! I promise I'll move on to something different tomorrow! And I apologize for my lag time in posting - life's been a little busy around here! But, I'm back now!

Stamps: Upsy Daisy
Ink: Perfect Plum
Paper: Perfect Plum, Whisper White, Close to Cocoa, More Mustard, So Saffron
Accessories: 1 1/4" Circle Punch, 1 3/8" Circle Punch, Scallop Border Punch, White Gel Pen, More Mustard Grosgrain Ribbon, Mini Glue Dot

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Another Fall Pocket Silhouette

I stayed with the same basic color palette for this Pocket Silhouette card. I'm really liking this set! I used the markers to color the stamps on this one. Since there are no in-color markers, I used a blender pen and the ink on the top of the Tango Tangerine stamp pad to get that color.

Stamps: Pocket Silhouettes
Ink: Perfect Plum, Chocolate Chip, Tango Tangerine
Paper: So Saffron, Tango Tangerine, Perfect Plum, Whisper White
Accessories: markers, Word Window Punch

Thanks for visiting! HAPPY STAMPING!