Monday, March 28, 2011

Recent Classes

Just wanted to share some pictures with you of recent classes.  On Sunday we made the Very Vintage Nature Walk CD Folder Album.  If you missed coming to this class I am putting together a tutorial and and cutting paper for the album, call me if your are interested.  Here we are making the album:

Tonight I went to Carbondale and made two cards with three Girl Scout troops.  We had a great time!

The girls were so creative!

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Easter Treats Class on Thursday

This coming Thursday our class will be Easter Treats.  And here they are:
Milk Carton Chick
 I first saw this chick on krystals Cards and More and she said she had gotten the idea from Stampin' Connect, but I could not find it there, so who ever created it, thanks, I love it!
So Saffron
So Saffron, Basic Black, Whisper White, Daffodil Delight
Big Shot, Mini Milk Carton Bigz L Die, Heart Small Punch, 1 3/4" Scallop Circle Extra-Large Punch, Two-Step Owl Punch, Crop-A-Dile, 1/4" Pumpkin Pie Grosgrain Ribbon, Stamping Sponges

Top Note Sack
This is another project that I have seen all over the internet, but I don't know whose idea it was first, but thank you! 
Easter Blossoms, Teeny Tiny Wishes
Rose Red, Certainly Celery
Rose Red, Certainly Celery, Springtime Vintage DSP
Big Shot, Top Note Die, Pear Pizzazz 1/2" Seam Binding Ribbon, 1 3/4 x 7/8 Oval Large Punch,  1 3/8 x 5/8 Oval Large Punch, White Paper Sack, Stampin' Dimensionals, Basic Pearls
Kit Kat Bunny   

The original idea for the Kit Kat Bunny came from Dawn's Stamping Thoughts.  I changed up her bunny to make it my own.
Whisper White, Pretty in Pink, Basic Black
Blue Gingham Ribbon-Retired, 1 3/4 x 7/8 Oval Large Punch,  1 3/8 x 5/8 Oval Large Punch, 2 x 1 3/8 Oval Extra-Large Punch, Sticky Strip, Stampin'Write Journaler, Uni-Ball Signo Gel Pen White, Stampin' Dimensionals, Glue Dots, Two-Step Owl Punch, 1/2" Circle Small Punch

Stamping with the Girl Scouts

Last week I was so happy to be invited to a local Girl Scout troop to make cards with them.  I made up the following two examples that the girls could possibly make with the punches and papers that I provided:

Girl Scouts Forever Friends
Girl Scouts Friends
I provided each girl with a bag containing a whisper white blank card, envelope, ribbon, DSP card front and I divided the stickers from the Ice Cream Parlor Quick Accents Pack among them.  I also brought three punches for the stamps and coordinating card stock and circle punches.  These are the girls and their cards.  Their cards were each unique and showed a lot of talent!  A good time was had by all.  And here are their cards:

Next week I will be heading over to Carbondale to another Girl Scout troop.  Here is one of the cards we will be making that night:
Girl Scout Happy Birthday
  I was cleaning up and inventorying my paper for year-end(yea, I know it's a little late, but the accountant extraordinaire that I am I can back up to 12/31 numbers) and found the pumpkin pie die-cut blooms-retired.  Thought that the girls would enjoy using them on the their cards.
Punch Bunch
Incentive Stamps for Hostesses
Melon Mambo,More Mustard
Ice Cream Parlor DSP, Retired DSP, Melon Mambo, Daffodil Delight, Peach Parfait, Old Olive, Whisper White, Pumpkin Pie
5-Petal Flower Extra-Large Punch, Fancy Flower Extra-Large Punch, Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack, Boho Blossoms Extra-Large Punch, Scallop Square Extra-Large Punch, 11/4 inch Square Large Punch, 1/2" to 1 1/4" Circles Punches, Curly Label Extra Large Punch, Die-Cut Blooms-Retired, Chocolate Chip Corduroy Buttons(currently on the Clearance Rack), Ribbon-Retired, Ice Cream Parlor Ribbon

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Blooming Eggceptional Egg

I have been busy making my projects for April Classes.  This egg is one of the three we will be making at the Eggceptional Egg Class.  Check back later for the date of this class.  I saw these paper mache eggs at the local box store and ideas started running through my head.

Blooming Eggceptional Egg

Wouldn't your love having this egg hanging out at your house?  Come over and have fun making one with me.

Pretty in Pink, So Saffron, Certainly Celery, Bashful Blue, Perfect Plum
Pretty in Pink, So Saffron, Certainly Celery, Bashful Blue, Perfect Plum
Stamping Sponges, Multipurpose Liquid Glue, Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack, Big Shot, Floral Fusion

Monday, March 14, 2011

Faux Mother-of-Pearl Fun Flowers Card

DivaIC138 - Faux Mother-of-Pearl Fun Flowers Card
The April issue of Stampin' Success went online today and I was fascinated by a technique that they had demonstrated in the magazine called Faux Mother-of-Pearl technique.  I had already cut out the Not Quite Navy flowers to place on the front of the card and thought, yes, this technique will really make a big difference in the flower.  What do you think?
This card is for three challenges.  The first is Utah Divas International diva sketch challenge #127
The second challenge was for Utah Divas International Diva Inspiration Challenge #138

And last but not least - StampinUpLateNightStampers Challenge 112 - Spring.
This card was so fun to make and we will be making it at our March 23rd card class.


Teahouse, Always Elegant(You can earn this for free with a $50 purchase of merchandise through 3/31 during Sale-a-bration!), Four Frames (2011-2012 Idea Book & Catalog - Available in April to purchase after another $20 order - Details to come)
Not Quite Navy, Baja Breeze, Frost White Shimmer Paint
Not Quite Navy, Naturals Ivory, Springtime Vintage DSP
Big Shot, Fun Flowers Bigz L Die, Decorative Label Punch, Sponge Daubers, Stampin' Sponge, Vintage Flower Adornments

Saturday, March 5, 2011

It's all about You!

Crop night is right around the corner, March 18th from 5:30-10pm.  I wanted to share a preview of the scrap page we will be working on that night. 

It's all about You, Luella
Luella, is my daughter, and I just wanted her to know how much I admire her!  So ladies, think ahead who you would like to scrap about, you, your child or husband, best friend...  We will come up with a design to match your picture.
This scrap page was also about a challenge over on Soul Scrappers and this was the challenge:
Sketch Challenge 31
I find that sometimes it helps to have a little inspiration and the challenges help with that.  Hope you join us for the crop night.

Regal Rose, Soft Suede, Stampin' Write Journaler
Nursery Suite, Specialty Sweet & Sour Specialty, Pretty in Pink, Regal Rose
Basic Pearls, Fleurettes, Retired Ribbon, Stamping Sponges, Doily, Big Shot, Timeless Type Junior Alphabet

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Felted Cardstock Technique Tutorial

It's Thursday and time for the promised tutorial on Felted Cardstock.  I know some of you are going to be surprised to learn that the front of my card was not painted nor stamped, but is a napkin that I purchased from a big box store over six months ago.  Once again, Stampin' Up! is right on with what is going to be popular in the future!  Here are the steps to making Felted Cardstock:
Supplies Needed- Napkin(only top layer), Plastic Wrap, Iron, Plain Newsprint
 This is how I started and soon realized that my industrial plastic wrap was not going to melt, I guess that is a good thing if you are wrapping hot food in professional kitchen. LOL  I then tried Press'n Seal and that melted, but make sure that you follow the following recipe:  card stock, Press'n Seal (sticky side up), Napkin (They come three ply, as my ladies found out last night, they will not adhere if the two layers of white are left on, you only want to use the top layer.)
Layers before ironing - Sandwich in plain newspaper - I used SU packing paper.
Use a clothes iron set to the highest setting, no steam.  You can pull the top layer up to see if it is melting.
Melted look

Pull all three layers off
Cut around cardstock - it is best if you pick which section of the napkin you want to use ahead of time.
Trim and glue on card base.
We had fun making these last night at our technique class, hope you do to.