Thursday, February 20, 2020

*Stamptacular* Stamp + Thin Cuts Blog Hop!

THANK YOU for stopping by to enjoy our


If you've just arrived here from
then you are on the correct path.

We currently have so many amazing stamp sets 
on sale right now that it was hard to choose
 just one set to feature today.

I never seem to have enough birthday cards
on hand, so I chose a set that would motivate
me to make more birthday cards.
I just love the variety of funny sentiments
included in this set and know I'll continue to get
a lot of use from them...so this was a must-have
set for me! 


These two standard-size cards feature item #Z3629
Celebrate Today - Cardmaking Stamp + Thin Cuts
along with the Celebrate Today paper collection (X7252B).
Ink colors I used include Almond, Bluebird, 
Intense Black, Lagoon, and Lemonade.
The sentiment "pretending to be" was stamped with
intense black ink on mint cardstock, cut out by hand,
and adhered with 3d foam mounting tape.
The glasses were also stamped with intense black ink
(on vellum!) and then cut out with the thin cuts. 
The white triangles you see peeking out from behind
the lenses are just the pieces of 3d foam mounting tape
 (showing through) that I used to adhere it on with.
I used simple/basic stamping techniques,
nothing fancy... because I want to be able to make
a whole bunch of these cards quickly and easily.


I hope my cards will motivate you to want to play
with this fun stamp set if you haven't already!
Now you can continue on with the blog hop
and be inspired by more creativity
by visiting Becca's BLOG next!

Saturday, February 1, 2020

*Cherishing Her* Stamp of the Month Blog Hop!

THANK YOU for stopping by to enjoy our
February Stamp of the Month Blog Hop
featuring this month's SOTM:
Cherishing Her S2002


If you've just arrived here from
then you are on the correct path.

Today I'm sharing a standard-size card I created
using the SOTM and the Julep "Mix-in" patterned
paper that can be seen using this link.


My featured technique today is:
Partial Scene Masking with Dies
You can easily find a variety of instructional videos
that show how to do this technique on YouTube,
just do a quick search for"partial scene masking."

Ink pad colors I used here include:
Intense Black, Ballerina, Pixie, and Raspberry.
The thin-cut I used was the largest frame from
our new Stitched Bracket Thin Cuts Z3631.
The mask was cut from an address sticker label
backing I had saved. The thin waxy paper holds
up nicely as you blend your ink inward from the 
edges and can then be re-used multiple times.

It required a little practice to get my ink to blend
perfectly, but I used three round make-up sponges 
(that's just what I happened to have on hand),
and it worked just fine. No special tools required!



I hope my card inspires you to try this beautiful technique!
Now you can continue on with the blog hop
and be inspired by more creativity using this 
stamp set by visiting Ramona's BLOG next!


Saturday, January 4, 2020

Save these Dates ... for my upcoming Classes & Workshops!




WEDNESDAY MORNING
CREATE DATES
(9am-1pm)
January 8, 15, 22, and 29
February 5, 12, 19, and 26
Join us for creative time in
my home MOST Wednesdays!
Most cards are $2 each.
*Optional featured monthly
scrapbooking kit pricing:
January SPRUCED UP ($41)
February CELEBRATE TODAY ($43)

CARD-MAKING CLASSES
Friday Nights
Jan. 17th (6pm-9pm)
Feb. 21st (6pm-9pm)
and/or
Saturday Potlucks
Jan. 18th (10am-4pm)
Feb. 22nd (10am-4pm)

SATURDAY SCRAPBOOKING
and POTLUCK/CROPS
(10am-4pm)
Please BRING a Potluck dish to share!
and CROP with us FREE of charge!
Card-makers can join us too!
Most cards are $2 each.
*Optional featured monthly
scrapbooking kit pricing:
January SPRUCED UP ($41)
February CELEBRATE TODAY ($43)

SAVE THE DATE for our next...
TRIPLE TREAT WORKSHOP!!!
A multi-consultant event held
THREE times a year
(this will be date #1 in 2020!)
Saturday, MARCH 21st (10am-4pm)
@ the Holiday Inn Express
(2700 Lenwood Rd. Barstow, CA 92311)
Your choice of the featured
monthly scrapbooking kit
OR a 20-card workshop, also
includes a catered buffet-style
lunch and beverages.
($60 per person)

**Space in my home is
limited to the first 12 guests,
so please RSVP ASAP to
guarantee your spot for each
date you plan to attend.