Thursday, October 9, 2008

Upcoming Class Projects

For my October stamp class we will be doing mini boxes of cards and Halloween tins. The class will be October 17th (a Friday) and you can come at either 10am or 7pm. The cost is $5 for the boxes of cards and $2.50 for the tins. Please RSVP by Saturday so that I can have enough supplies for everyone (if you forget, contact me. I may have enough for you!)

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

I'm Still a Slacker!

I am too busy having fun with my family! My brother was just here for a week and now my mom is here. I'm so lucky. It's nice having a "buddy" to hang out with every day.

Here is a card that was inspired by Karen Giron at "The Sweetest Thing"--every time I read that title I start singing the U2 song. I loved her card and had to try it. Here is my version:

I've got to make more of these in the future. I gave mine away already : ).

Supplies: Bella Rose DSP, Tangerine Tango & Baja Breeze CS, Chocolate Chip, Really Rust, Baja Breeze, and Real Red ink (I used Stampin' Write markers along with an ink pad to get the multicolor leaves).

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Back in Town and Back to Business!

My DD and I just got back from a little visit to St. Louis. I've started a tradition of rotating through my kids and taking one along each time I go. I love the one on one time that it gives me with each of them, in addition to being easier and less expensive. So, I plan on posting much more often now. I have been so busy creating that I have plenty to share.

This is another of the cards that I created for an auction at church. I came across this stamp at a local craft store and just HAD to have it. I love that "curly" tree so much! This was my first time experimenting with my Stampin' Write markers. I would LOVE to have all of these someday, but for now I will pick up a few here and there as I go. They are only $3.25 a piece and come in nearly every Stampin' Up color.

For this card, I inked the upper part of my stamp with my Chocolate Chip ink pad. I used a moist q-tip to remove it from the areas I wanted a different color. I used my Real Red and Really Rust markers to color in other areas of the stamp. Then I "huffed" breath on the stamp to make sure all of the ink was good and moist, and stamped.

Paper: Bella Rose DSP, Tangerine Tango CS, Baja Breeze CS, (the orange polka dot strip was something I found in my old craft stash)
Ribbon: Baja Breeze