Saturday, April 30, 2011

"Chairs to You" Blog Hop!

Hello! If you're stopping by for the Scrappy Birthday Blog Hop, please scroll down to the next post (because I'm participating in two different hops today)!
Welcome to our May Stamp of the Month blog hop featuring this month's new SOTM - Chairs to You D1456! If you've just joined me from Haley's blog then you are on the right path!
8 x 3.5 card (above) - a card for Father's Day!
Standard size card (above)
4.5" circle card with stamped cd-sleeve envelope (above)

More details about my projects are coming soon!
Now you can continue on the SOTM blog hop and see more creative ideas for using this stamp set by visiting Pamela's blog next! Enjoy!!

Hoppy Scrappy Birthday Blog Hop!

I’m so happy (or should I say "hoppy"?!!) that you are joining us for the very first Scrappy Birthday Blog Hop celebrating my friend April’s favorite color - GREEN!

If you are coming from Cherie's blog you’re on the right track. If you just joined us, you can go back to the beginning (April's blog HERE) to enjoy the entire hop along with us. We’ve had so much fun doing this hop, and we have a wonderful line up with some oh-so-talented creators. You will see some lovely projects and have a chance to win some blog candy along the way, including a fun grand prize for this hop from April.

This hop runs all day on April 30th, so you have plenty of time today to check out each project!

1. April Nourse
2. Mandie Wade
3. Jennifer Blue Hawkins
4. Emily Lahham
5. Deborah Foti
6. Corrine Paul
7. Lisa Tehonica Pontious
8. Stephanie Jones
9. Lucy Kelleher
10. Theresa White
11. Martha Galvez
12. Lisa Norris
13. Cherie Pemberton
14. Jen Rubio
15. Lisa Peters

What would a birthday be without gifts? This gift could be yours because there is also an overall grand prize just for hopping with us! The grand prize is sponsored by April from Curls & Grins Creations (the first blog on the hop). In order to be eligible for the grand prize you must leave a comment on every blog in the hop and become a follower of April’s blog.

Your next blog to visit on the hop is Lisa's blog at
Happy hopping!

Finally, before you go, here are some details about my hand-stamped card (shown above): It's a 6x6 card that uses b&t paper from both the Sophia X7131 and Bliss X7132B paper packs. The stamp sets I used include A Little Everything D1408, Fun Times B1309, and Soul Mates D1254. As I came up with my design for this card, I was careful to also meet the requirements listed below so that I could also use this same card design for the "Humble Artists Swap" that I am a participant in. So I ended up duplicating this card 4 more times to mail them out to my HAS friends in February as well (I hope you enjoyed them ladies)! The challenge for the HAS this time was to create a card that meets all of these requirements:
Must be square and at least 5x5"
Must depict an animal
Must be LOVE themed
Must use only neutral colors with only one other color
(excluding all shades of red!)
Must have 7 layers of paper, stacked and countable, all in one place
Use at least 3 embellishments
And...just for the fun of it...let's add some liquid glass!

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Two more Birthday Cards for 4/30 Spring Stamp Camp!

Standard size card (above) features
Fanfare WOTG stamp set B1377 and Sophia papers X7131B.
Remember, you can click on these photos to see them larger!
Standard size card (above) features
Fanfare WOTG stamp set B1377 and Miracle papers X7133B.
We will make two of each of these cards
(plus more for a total of 16 cards).
For more details about what else we're creating at Spring Stamp
Camp, scroll down to see more (and more posts are to come)!

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Spring STAMP CAMP on 4/30 (please reserve your spot by 4/16)!!

Standard size card (above) featuring the Lucky papers X7137B and Paper Lantern stamps C1458. This is just one of 8 different card designs we'll be making at Stamp Camp
(we'll make 2 of each of the 8 designs for a total of 16 cards)!
I'll be posting more of the cards soon!!
Standard size cards (above) featuring the Lucky papers X7137B and X-treme stamps D1432. This is another one of the 8 different card designs we'll be making at Stamp Camp
(we'll make 2 of each of the 8 designs for a total of 16 cards).
I'll be posting more of the cards soon!!
One of the 12x12 layouts we'll be creating (above).
You can click on the layout to see all of the details up close!!
The cube (above) shown open before it is assembled with liquid glass. You can click on it also to see all the details up close!
The cube (above) shown assembled to be used as a tissue box cover
(so cute! - created by fellow consultant, Bren Yule)

You are invited to attend my first ever,
Spring Stamp Camp on Saturday, April 30th, 2011!

Create any ONE project for $25 each,
CUBE and 16 CARDS only for $50,
CUBE and LAYOUTS only for $43,
LAYOUTS and 16 CARDS only for $38,
OR create ALL THREE projects for $55 (best value!)

Pre-paid reservations are needed by April 16th to reserve your spot!

Please feel free to invite your friends! I will allow you to split/share your kits with a friend/child/teen when you attend together! You can expect to have a small variety of embellishments (lots of irresistible chipboard letters and pieces) left over for you to keep and use on other projects. You will need to bring your own adhesive (or purchase some from me to use when you attend - tape runners with dispenser are $5, refills are $3). I will also be providing a good variety of healthy foods, snacks, as well as desserts and beverages for you to enjoy!

My Creations CUBE (1pm to 2:30pm)
Kit supplies you will receive include:
Z1152 My Creations Cube - 5”x 5” assembled ($4.95)
Z1395 Irresistibles Eclectic Alphabet ($6.95)
Z1390 Irresistibles Villa ($4.95)
Z726 Sponge Daubers – 3 pack ($3.95)
Pre-cut cardstock and “Mayberry” patterned papers ($2.00)
($25 supply fee includes taxes & s/h on all products)
One of the attached photos shows what the cube looks like flat before it is assembled and another photo shows what it can look like assembled (turned into a tissue box cute!...OR you can use your cube as a "very special" gift box...think Mother's Day gift!...or just as a fun way to display a few treasured photos).

Scrapbook LAYOUTS (3pm to 4:30pm)
Kit supplies you will receive include:
Z1395 Irresistibles Eclectic Alphabet ($6.95)
Z1384 Pink Collection Designer Ribbon ($7.95)
Z1327 Blue & Green Sparkles ($2.95)
Z726 Sponge Dauber - 1 ($1.32)
Pre-cut cardstock and “Wings” and “Bliss” papers ($3.00)
($25 supply fee includes taxes & s/h on all products)
We will create the 12x12 layout shown in the photo,
PLUS an additional layout I am still working on designing (for a total of 4-12x12 pages)!

16 hand-stamped CARDS (5:30pm to 8:30pm)
Kit supplies you will receive include:
Z1384 Pink Collection Designer Ribbon ($7.95)
Z1327 Blue & Green Sparkles ($2.95)
Z726 Sponge Dauber - 1 ($1.32)
Pre-cut cardstock, patterned papers, assortment of brads, and envelopes ($12.00)
($25 supply fee includes taxes & s/h on all products)
The variety of cards we will make will include 2 each of 8 different card designs:
4 cards with “Lucky” papers,
4 with “Mayberry” papers,
4 with “Miracle” papers, and
4 with “Sophia” papers.
Some of the cards will be customizable so that you can choose from a variety of themes and sentiments for each card including: Celebrate, Congratulations (graduation/wedding), Happy Birthday, Happy Mother/Father’s Day, Thank You, Thinking of You, and Welcome Baby.

NEW stamp sets we will be using may include: Baby Love (p. 87), Blessed (April SOTM p. 131), Card Chatter-Birthday (p.100), Delight (p. 17), Fanfare workshop stamp set (p. 42), Paper Lantern (p. 37), Polka Dot Alphabet (p. 9), Salutation Seals (p. 98), Splendid Day (p. 29), X-treme (p. 80), and very possibly a few others!

I don't have photos of the all of the cards to show you yet, as I will be sharing the card designs on my blog as I design them (a few each week leading up to the event), so please come back to visit my blog each week if you want a sneak peek of all of the cards we'll be creating!

I can accept cash, checks, and debit/credit cards (by phone, e-mail, or in person) to reserve your spot now!

I hope you can join us for the fun!