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February 2008

Tech Tues Class Reminder & Sneak Peak #2

Just a quick reminder for Stamping Club Members...

Your RSVP is due on Sunday for the March Technique Tuesday class. 

Here's a sneak peak at our 2nd technique project.  It's a two-fer!  What's a two-fer?  Two techniques on one card.  We'll be doing Emboss Resist and a fun dyed Crystal Effects technique on the new Silver Hodgepodge Hardware (from the Occasions Mini Catalog).  You're gonna love it!

Don't forget - you can start ordering from the Occasions Mini Catalog starting March 1st!



February's Scrapbook Club Project-Squash Book

Don't you just love the Berry Bliss Designer Series Paper from Stampin' Up!?  Didn't this Squash Book Mini Album turn out adorable?  My Scrapbook Club Members thought so!  See below for some basic instructions:


Fold three 7 1/2 x 7 1/2 pieces of cardstock as shown below:

  • Fold in half
  • Open and fold in half (in the opposite direction)
  • Open and fold in half diagonally (corner to corner)
  • How-to video for the folding


Assemble them together as shown below:


Decorate as shown below:




Then add Berry Bliss Designer Series Paper to a couple of coasters and adhere them to your book.  Decorate with the "One of a Kind" & "Boho Backgrounds" stamp sets, punches (Scallop, 1 1/4 & 1 3/8 circles, Boho Blossoms), a half-back pearl from the Pretties Kit and some of the beautiful Purely Pomegranate Double Stitched Ribbon.   Now just add pictures!

For more fun projects like this one, join a club!

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Feb Technique Tues -Club Members Only

February Technique Tuesday Class

Technique #1 - Markers, Direct-to-Stamp

Here's a close-up of the technique used on one of the stamps from the "So Many Scallops" stamp set.  This stamp set is free when you order $50.00 or more during the Sale-A-Bration promotion, now until March 17th.  Check out the Sale-A-Bration brochure.



Here's the full card using the adorable "Cutie Pie" Designer Series Paper.

Technique #2:  Shaving Cream Technique


This card features the following stamp sets:  Always, Tres Chic & Sealed w/a Kiss.

Wanna learn fun techniques like these?  Check out my Hedgehog Stamp Club here and join the fun now!

Rescued Tin = Beautiful Gift

OK - here it is...the rescued tin.  I have a customer who's husband was going to throw the tin away.  Sandy rescued it and gave to me.  I guess most of my customers know of my affinity with altering tins!  My best friend, Pam's birthday was fast approaching so I decorated it for her and added some cards/envelopes (which fit perfectly inside the tin).


Here's the newly re-purposed tin.  What do you think?


Ain't it gorgeous?  It's based on the card in yesterday's post.  Though I added Crystal Effects to the small blossoms.  Below you can see the CE on the flowers.  Pam loved it!



My Favorite Embrace Life Sample #3

I think this is my favorite sample of the Embrace Life stamp set.  I love the stamping on the Ginger Blossom DSP layer.  If you look close, the black "fern-like" images are actually stamped on the DSP.  I saw this idea on Splitcoaststampers (great place for creative ideas).  This card was fun to watercolor too.  Plus I added a bit of bling with a clear rhinestone brad from the awesome "Pretties Kit".

Watch for my next post.  It will feature a similiar design on a discarded tin that one of my customers rescued for me - thanks Sandy!




From the "Archives"...Notes of Love card-published


OK - so this is the card that was published a couple of years ago.   They spelled my name wrong, but that's nothing new.  Most people want to put an "i" at the end instead of a "e".

I don't generally submit projects for publication.  That's mostly because I generally case or get inspired from other creative people.  However, every once in a while...I do come up with something on my own.  And sometimes those creative moment timings coincide with a call for certain types of cards.  This was one of those times.  It was selected for a Valentines/Love theme for the Rubber Stamper magazine.

I just love the way the portion of the "Love" is used for the musical note lines.  My family is very musical, so this was a hit for Valentines Day that year. 

Most everything on this card is retired now, with the exception of "Itty Bitty Backgrounds" & "Wonderful Words".  The musical notes came from the retired set "Mini Mates".

Thanks for endulging me!