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Tuesday, May 31, 2011

More Card Class

Hope you all had a wonderful weekend.  Mine was a little different.  My sister and I went to the Highland Festival and froze while watching the parade.  Then we went to garage sales and the craft show.  Back to Ashley and the ice cream parlor.  Then on the way out of town my cell phone rang.  When Laurel finally dug it out of my purse it had quit ringing so I checked the missed calls and there were five of them.  2 from my niece, 2 from my oldest brother and 1 from my youngest brother.  What's up?  I called Ted and he told me that Neil (who's 8 1/2 years younger than me) had a heart attach that morning.  He's doing fine and he's coming home today but don't these young people know that they shouldn't be doing things like that.  When someone older that me has health problems it doesn't seem so strange but when they're younger than me then it's kind of scary.
Oh well, here's the rest of last weeks card class. 

 This first one is pretty simple.  I used the scollop border punch for the strip and the new doily punch for the circles.  The greeting is from Word Play.

 This card shows one of the techniques that we did.  The stamp set is Uncharted Territory.  It was stamped with Versa Mark and then embossed.  Then the light house was painted with bleach.  It's fun to use the bleach to see what color the card stock will become.  Usually it's just a lighter shade of color but I remember when we had Bordering Blue and it was bleached it turned pink.  The card stock used here is Sahara Sand and it bleached out to Very Vanilla.

 And this card shows out second technique.  Shaving cream.  I love this because you never get two pieces alike.  On this one we used Soft Suede and white card stock.  Tomorrow (maybe) I'll show you some more pictures of some of the background pieces that I've done.  You can use more than one color ink and you can use different color card stock. 

And this last picture shows a book mark that we made.  Cut the flower out using the Fun Flowers die.  We used Tangerine Tango card stock but it's very pretty in other colors too.

Sunday, May 29, 2011

Card Class

Here's some of the cards from my last card class. 

 This first one is using a stamp from the set called Sunny Fun.  It's in the summer mini.  The greeting is from a set called Touch of Kindness.  It's also in the summer mini.

 The leaves on these flowers are from the Touch of Kindness set.  The blossoms are made with the new triple layer punch called Blossom Bouquet.  I love these new punches.  You can three different punched pieces from just one punch.

 The stamp set used on this card is called Strength and Hope.  And for every set that is sold Stampin Up! makes a donation to the Breast Cancer Resurch Foundation.

This last card is using a hostess set called Fast & Fabulous.  And you can get it free just by hosting a workshop. 

Sunday, May 22, 2011

May card class

Where does the time go? I thought that I still had a couple of weeks and here it is. Time for card class again. So just remember that it's Thurs, May 26th from 9:00am until when ever we get done in the evening. You can come anytime that you like. And remember that if you bring someone who has never attended a card class of mine then they get their cards free and so do you. Otherwise it's $12.00 or free if you place an $18.00 or more order. We're going to be doing a couple of masculine cards, a wedding card, a thank you card and the rest are general greetings. But I have a couple of techniques that we're going to do. One is using bleach. And the other is a little messy but I haven't done it in quite a while. And that is shaving cream. Come and learn on to make a beautiful background using shaving cream and re-inkers. It's a little messy but lot's of fun and each one is unique. If you want to bring a couple of sheets of either white or vanilla paper then you can make some extra pieces to take home and work on.
Just let me know if your coming so that I can have everything ready.

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Something different

Today is not about stamping or scrapbooking.  It's something different that you can do with your rhinestones.  Last week I visited a greenhouse/nursery and found this idea in their gift shop.  They had pictures that they had added a little bling to with rhinestones.  I really liked the pictures and came right home to try the idea out.  But I had a lot of photo's on my walls.  Some oil paintings and a couple of prints that I had paid quite a bit for and didn't want to take a chance on ruining.  Then I finally found these three little prints in the bathroom.  I wrestled them out of the frames and started playing.  The rhinestones don't show up to well in these pics but they are really pretty.
 Here's a closeup of the picture above.  Hopefully you can see the rhinestones a little better.  And on the water in the vase I used glue and added some Dazzling Diamonds.

So look around your house and find a picture that needs a little pizzaz and play with your rhinestones.  I have some of the black rhinestones left and I think that pearls would look really pretty too.  I need to find a couple more pictures.

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

National Scrapbooking Month

May is National Scrapbooking Month and I know that I haven't done to much about it.  I hope that you've checked out the specials that Stampin Up! is offering for scrapbooking.  Click on the scrapbooking logo to the right and see what stamp sets you can get on special. 
I also thought that I would show you some of my scrapbooking.  These pictures are of my trip to England.  Which was in 2008 and I'm still not done with the book.  My style tends to be simple and more just get the pictures in the book.  I do think that journaling is very important.  Especially when it's something like a trip or a special occasion.  You need to think about what people will want to know when they look at your book.  Things like who, what, when, where and why.  So pretend that your a detective and your telling people what they need to know.  I tend to do a lot of journaling when a trip is involved because I'm probably the one who won't remember what was going on.  And I like to add some of the little souveniers that I've picked up along the way.  Things like receits, (don't you want to know how much money you spent) tickets and brochures.  I have even put money in albums when the trip was to a foreigh country.  I do have some English money that I'll put in this albumn. 

 This first picture is of Stonehenge.  I did several pages and one of the pages has a lot more jounaling on it. 
This second page is of Salisbury Cathedral.  Somewhere in this albumn I'll jounal the difference between cathedrals, abbey's, priorary's, minsters and nunnery's.  Do you know what the differences are?
 This third picture is of Bath Abbey.  When your journaling be sure to put down any of the things that you learned about a place.  For instance, I thought that the Abbey was kind of in a big open area because most of the pictures that I saw looked like that.  But it's right in the middle of town and there are lots of buildings very close to it.
These are just some scenes in Chipping Campden.  I just wanted to have pictures of all the things that we never see here in the states.
And remember that your pages don't always have to be a work of art.  People want to see your pictures to see where you've been and what you did.  So just get those pictures in an albumn and journal, journal, journal.  Someday you might not remember all the details.

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Nautical cards

Last night was our regular demo meeting and this is the swap card that I did.  The stamp set is The Open Sea.  The center panel was stamped and then cut apart.  Then I thawked each piece and put the picture back together.  The hardest part was getting it back together with all the pieces in the right place because I turned the pieces over and then taped them together.  A couple of time I had to take the picture apart and put it together again in the right order.  But I love the look so it was fun.
 And Ronda must have been thinking about boats too because this is one of our make and takes.  This card uses the bleaching technique.  We stamped the image with Versa Mark and embossed it with black embossing powder.  Then, using an old blender pen, we painted the sails using bleach.  Every color of card stock will bleach out but you never know what color your going to end up with.  This is Old Olive card stock and it bleached out to almost Very Vanilla.  You have to use fresh bleach to do this technique.  So pour some just before you really need it.  And be very sure to mark the blender pen that you used.  Do you like this image?  It's called Sail Away and it's a single stamp.  You can get it for only $9.95. 
Well, I'd better get to bed.  We're going to Bay Cithy tomorrow morning for a funeral.  7:00 come pretty early.

Friday, May 6, 2011

Graduation table favors.

My two oldest great nephews are both graduating this year.  These are some table favors that I made for Jake's open house.  The basic idea is an easle card.  I just used some of his graduation pictures on them.  When you look at these you'll see that there is some non Stampin Up! things used and some retired Stampin Up! things used.  In fact I don't think there's anything current on these but you can use the idea with current items.  When I found out last year that Summer Sun and Brilliant Blue were retiring I bought several packs of card stock because three local high schools use these colors.  The stamp set used is Stampin Up! but it's retired.  The hats were punched using a non Stampin Up! punch and some of the buttons and brads are not Stampin Up!

Monday, May 2, 2011

Card Class

Here are the cards from my last card class.  Some of these are new sets out of the summer mini.  And as so often happens my books are out in the Paper Palace and I'm to tired to go and get them so I hope you enjoy the pictures without the names of the sets. 
This first one is a new set out of the summer mini.
 This card is using a new embossing folder out of the summer mini.

 This last card is also a new set out of the summer mini and the orange flower is embossed with some of the new embossing powder, Tangerine Tango.  There are three new embossing powders in colors in the mini.

Sunday, May 1, 2011

National Scrapbooking Month

Can you believe it's already May 1st.  It just doesn't seem possible.  I think because the weather has been so cold it's hard to believe that April is already gone. Anyway, as you probably all know, May is National Scrapbooking Month.  So click on the logo to the right to see what specials Stampin Up! is offering for scrapbooking.  And then get your pictures out and get busy.  I'm going to be working on my trip to England.  Let see, that was only three years ago so I'm not to far behind.  Of course there's about seven years of general pictures that aren't in a scrapbook yet. But better late than never.  I'm just afraid that if I don't hurry up and get it done I won't be able to remember what everything is. 
Have a great day and happy scrapping.