Here's another card we made at the card class last week:
I really like the tree from the Forest Friends stamp set (Occasions Mini). It makes such great masculine cards. The thank you stamp came from the "Under $10" page way in the back of the Spring-Summer IB&C on page 208. If you have a wish list from the Occasions Mini catalog, now would be the time to fulfill your wishes! You get to pick an item from the "Under $10" page when you order $40 worth of products (before s/h & tax) from the mini! This sale ends TOMORROW (April 30)! So, give me a call or go to my Stampin' Up! website to place your order NOW!
* However, if you're looking to stock up on designer series paper and/or textured card stock, wait until May 1... check out the May sale flyer! We're having a buy 3, get 1 free sale during National Scrapbooking Month (May 1-31)! Mix & match any of our designer series paper packs and packs of assorted textured card stock!
* There's also a sneak peek purchase opportunity for you--the Jumble Alphabet stamp set from the upcoming 2009-2010 Idea Book & Catalog... AND you get a 20% discount off the regular $43.95 price--52 letters for $35.16!
* If that's not enough, how about a special starter kit for ONLY $75! If you have ever thought about becoming a demo, May might just be your month to take the plunge! This is a special scrapbooking themed starter kit that includes an alphabet set (up to a $43.95 value), simply scrappin' kit, assorted textured card stock, craft stampin' pad and all the business supplies you need to get started! Contact me today if you'd like more information about this great opportunity.
Wednesday, April 29, 2009
Here's another card we made at the card class last week:
Friday, April 24, 2009
Here's a side view:
And an inside view:
As you can see, there are 2 different pieces of card stock making up the tri-fold card base. The bottom (Riding Hood Red) piece measures 5 1/2" x 6 1/2" and is scored 2 1/4" from the shorter edge. The Very Vanilla layer measures 5" x 8 1/2" and is scored 1 1/2" & 5 1/2" from the shorter edge. Then you lay the Very Vanilla layer inside the Riding Hood Red layer with the shorter flaps together. The larger flap of the Very Vanilla layer is punched with the Eyelet Border Punch.
The oval stamp is from the Oval All set in the Occasions Mini Catalog and is punched out with the Large Oval Punch and layered with a Scallop Oval Punch (which is also available in the mini).
Thursday, April 16, 2009
I think my favorite part of this wreath are the butterflies. They are attached to wires that make them look like they are flying around the flowers.
Tuesday, April 14, 2009
This is the second sweater I've knit. It was relatively easy, since it was mostly knit. I did alter the pattern a little bit. I added length to it so that the lace at the bottom was lower than my waistline (showing my belly button in church is frowned upon). To prevent the armholes and neckline edges from rolling, I had to do a backwards crochet stitch. This was a new thing for me. Thanks to my Stitch & Bitch friends for the suggestion--it really did the trick!
Friday, April 10, 2009
Stamp Sets: Great Friend, Baroque Motif, Define Your Life, All Holidays
Accessories: Big Shot, Serif Essentials Alphabet die, Scallop Circle die, Background 1 Texturz Plate, Jumbo Eyelets, 5/8" grosgrain ribbon and sanding block.
Using clear translucent envelopes for the inner pages gives you a place to simply slip in 4x6 photos for a wonderful Mother's Day gift that any mom or grandma would LOVE to show off! You could even step it up a notch and create mini scrapbook pages. If you'd like to give this project a try, check out the tutorial for the basic brag book construction on SCS.
If you haven't noticed the April Special flyer to the right, be sure to check it out. When you order at least $40 in products from the Occasions Mini catalog (before s/h & tax), you will get to choose a stamp from page 208 of the Spring-Summer Idea Book & Catalog--up to a $9.95 value--for FREE! You can also earn a free stamp from that page if you host a workshop with $150 in sales (along with the usual hostess benefits)! If you'd like to place an order or host a workshop (in your home or via catalog/email), please give me a call or shoot me an email... or order online through my website. This offer ends April 30!
Wednesday, April 8, 2009
Saturday, April 4, 2009
Because we live in military housing and know we won't be here forever, I wanted to attach the Decor Elements Create Definition to a movable surface. So I applied it to a pre-made stretched canvas that I found at a big box store.
Prior to applying the DE to the canvas, I first painted it with a mixture of white acrylic paint and Baja Breeze ink refill. My first attempt at this step was not exactly successful. Since I have dabbled in many different crafts over the years, I thought, Hey! I have white acrylic paint in my stash! *Note that this paint has probably been in my paint stash box for half of the 17+ years I've been married AND has been moved half a dozen times. So, it wasn't a surprise that it was a "bit" clumpy and didn't create that nice smooth surface I was hoping for--but not because of a lack of me trying. :) After a few hours of trying to pick off the little clumps and wondering if the little marks from where the clumps used to be on the canvas added "texture & interest" to the look, I ended up ditching the clumpy paint--both huge bottles of it--and going out and splurging another $1 to buy a brand new bottle. And, boy, did that make all the difference in the world!
In all its' glory, this inspirational canvas is hanging above my creative crafting space. It would be a perfect addition to the decor in anyone's creative space--whether it's on the wall or on another surface.
Be Creative, while you're