Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Flirtatious Specialty Designer Paper - Card 3

 This is the third card we made at my Flirtatious dsp class. It's hard to see but there are three layers of scallops on the skirt. The girls in class sponged along the scallops so they popped out more. My girls are so smart!
Here is a close up of the skirt. You can kinda see the other layers!

Until next time, happy stamping!

Monday, August 29, 2011

Flirtatious Specialty Designer Paper - Card 2

Here is another card we did in my Flirtatious dsp class. The white doily is actually the back of the orange ones that are in the pack. I didn't really care for the orange so why not use the other side, right?

Until next time, happy stamping!

Saturday, August 27, 2011

Flirtatious Specialty Designer Paper

I held a class that focused  on the Flirtatious Specialty Designer paper. This card was inspired by Andrea Walford. I just changed up the ribbon. So pretty!

Until next time, happy stamping!

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Christmas in August!

Yep we started to make Christmas cards already! My class last week focused on the Snow Much Fun stamp set from the 2011-2012 catalogue.

 This is my favourite snowman from the set. It's hard to tell, but the end of his hat is an in-colour polka dot brad. So Cute!

It's hard to tell but the snow on this one is the Mica Flakes from the new Occasions mini. My peeps didn't use this on their cards as I made this on Sunday when I realized I gave away my original card!

Until next time, happy stamping!

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Judy's Card Party

Last November, I donated a card class to a local church as a fundraiser for them. Well, the winner finally had her party last week! She wanted it geared towards her granddaughter and friends so we made four cards and a post it note book.

 Cupcake card using the Crazy for Cupcakes stamp set and matching punch
 Post it note holder with pen inspired by Dawn Griffith
Scallop dress card

I had so much fun with Judy, her granddaughter and friends. Thanks girls!

Until next time, happy stamping!

Monday, August 8, 2011

My Crafty Room!

Have I ever showed you my craft space? No? Then, good, because it has moved three times in the last year! I used to have one of the large bedrooms upstairs, but then my son moved home from college and took over, so I moved into a smaller bedroom. Now we are getting a renter (one of my son's friends) while he is going to the U of G so he is taking over the basement. Thus, my middle son had to move back upstairs to the smaller bedroom. I have now moved most of my stuff to the main floor front room. That is where I hold my classes anyway, but now all my treasures are there with us, making for a cramped space if more than 8 people come to stamp!

Here are pictures of my space:

 This is an overall picture. A shelf that holds a bit of everything, a table, drawers, etc
 These white drawers hold my scrap pieces of cardstock and designer papers. It also holds chipboard, rub ons and retired cardstock and retired designer paper. The black drawers hold my adhesive, tools such as scrubs, stampin mist, cutters, paper piercer and doo dads that need a home. My paper cutter is to the left of the white drawers. It just sits there until I need it, then I pull it off that table and put it on a bigger table.
 This is my stamp pad holder and 8 1/2 x 11 cardstock holder that my father-in-law made for me one year. On top I have two ribbon holders and my ladybug boots! lol
 This is my 12x12 designer paper holder. I used to have a smaller one (thanks Priscilla) but it was too small. So my daughter is using that one and I bought this one from a friend who had a scrapping retreat place but was downsizing. I scored a good deal...thanks Claudia!
 This is my desk. I decided to make one rather than try to fit another piece of furniture in here. I bought the piece of wood from a big box store and set it on top of two drawer cabinets that were the same height. The drawers on the left hold my big shot stuff, bags, miscellaneous stamps, fabric and other contraband stuff. The drawers on the right hold my order forms, labels, receipts, table cloths, etc. The spaceship looking thing is my garbage can!
This shelf holds a bit of everything. The top shelf and the third one down holds my stamp sets. Yes, that is all I have...that are current anyway! The second shelf holds my retired keeper sets, embellishments and embossing powder. In the white drawer thingy are my punches. I had them on the towel racks in the BIG bedroom, but now they are confined to a small little drawer. It's full so I will need another one...or a bigger drawer thing! You can see my reinkers to the left of the punches and my envelopes are in the box below that. On the bottom shelf is my paper recycle box. And beside the shelf is another shelf patiently waiting to be cut and put up for use.
 This is my chair. I put it together myself! It is a bit high for the table but that is ok. My Stampin Up apron (that I earned for free) is on the back of it.
This is my whiteboard that displays what classes I have. As you can see, Tuesdays are class night here in my pad. It's a day that works best for almost everyone. I also have samples of the different colours we offer. I just need to add the in colours.
And then the tables where the creating stampers sit! This was a picture from when I had my new catty party. There is a mini fridge in the back right corner but it is no longer there. It will be going in the basement for the renter.

So that is my space. Cramped yet full of love and fun! Join me some time, won't you?

Until next time, happy stamping!

Saturday, August 6, 2011

New Catty Party!

 So I am finally posting my pictures from my new catty party! Above are the new catalogs along with one piece each of cardstock in the new in colours, half a sheet of new designer paper, one piece of Chocolate Chip scallop dotted ribbon and a new catty survivors pack
Retired stamp sets for sale along with retired ribbon and a couple retired punches and accessories
 Retired designer papers for sale and the door prize jar (congrats Susan!)
 The table set up with new stuff and ready for stampers to make a card using new stuff
 New stuff!
The card! 

Until next time, happy stamping!

Thursday, August 4, 2011

July Step it Up a Notch class

 In July we did these two cards for my Step It Up class. The one above was a lot of punching! Each strip was cut 1" x 4.25". Then we punched each one with the scallop edge punch. The flower is punched from tin with the five petal punch. The brad was a silver brad, but I wanted a Melon Mambo one so I put the top of the brad in Versamark, then dipped in Melon Mambo embossing powder and heat set it.
This card uses the round sweet treat cups and the large oval punch. We punched 20 oval punches from More Mustard cardstock and then sponged each one with chocolate chip ink. We filled the sweet treat cups with chocolate covered raisins. I wanted to put m and ms in but I couldn't find just brown ones. The butterfly is punched using the Big Shot and then embossed with one of the embossing folders.

Until next time, happy stamping!

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Technique Tuesday

The first Tuesday of every month I teach a class in my home called Technique Tuesday. We learn a new technique and make two cards while doing it. So I decided to post what we learn on my blog too!

This technique we learned back in May. Did you know Stampin Up sells Baker's Twine? It comes in three designs, white, white and early espresso, white and cherry cobbler. Did you know you can dye the twine? Yeppers! That way you can have any colour you want!

First, take a piece of the White Baker's Twine the size that you need.
 Then take a bit of water (about an eighth of a cup) and add as much drops of re-inker as how dark you want your twine.
 Then put your piece of twine in the water/reinker mixture. Depending on how dark you want your twine will depend on how long you leave it in
Take the twine out and place on paper towel to drain off the excess water. Hang the twine up to dry
Then use on your card!

Until next time, happy stamping!