Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Happy Hanukkah!

This is my Hanukkah card. It's the first year I made them. The cards have this sentiment inside:


I think that says it all! Happy Hanukkah to all my dear friends celebrating!

Stamps: a|s Festival of Lights
Paper: a|s Bermuda, Sugar and Silver Shimmer
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories: a|s Sugar Organdy Polka Dot Ribbon, Silver Glitter applied to the menorah with a Quickie Glue Pen, Copic Markers, Nestabilities Circle and Scallop Circles

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Appreciation Event and Scott Sketch 161

Howdy all! I know I had been promising my card for Heather's Sketch Challenge for a few days now...sorry for the delay! I have been so busy! 'Tis the eason, I guess.
Here is my card for Heather's Sketch 161 plus a little gift card holder. We will be making these projects on 12-29 for my Hostess Appreciation Event.
I have very little time today. I have a wake to attend this afternoon. I lost a neighbor and need to go pay respects. I knew something was not right and had been knocking on her door at various times and days over the last three weeks. I come to find out she was in the hospital. I wish I had known. I missed my opportunity to walk her home. She was a very interesting woman and I am going to miss her! Here's to Glenna, who's friendship warmed my heart.

Supplies used to make these projects can be found in my a muse studio store. Thank you for stopping by. If you want to be invited to my next hostess appreciation, call or email me to book your stamp-y event in the new year. I have two dates available in January and only three available in February.

Stamps: a|s Love Conquers All
Paper: a|s Squash, Vanilla, Cherry, Blueberry Polka Dot
Ink: a|s Slate and Papaya
Accessories: a|s Cherry Satin Ribbon, Cherry Bakers Twine, Cherry Felt, Nesties Rectangle and Scalloped Rectangle Dies

Friday, December 16, 2011

Pam's Workshop Projects - Bath Salt Recipe Included

One day I will learn how to take good photos! Anyone have any tips? I am going to Pam's house for a workshop tonight. I am excited to meet her friends. Most of the ladies in attendance tonight have been stamping for a long I tried really hard to make projects that were fast enough but will keep even the most experienced stampers interested.

All products used to make both the card and treat are available in my a*muse studio store.
The 1x8 treat bag is filled with made-by-me bath salts.
They are super simple to make:
Combine, in a glass jar, 1 part Epsom Salt, available at your drug or dollar-type store, with 2 parts Sea Salt,you can get that at your hobby store with the soap making supplies. I use a pint ball jar for small batches and quart jar for a larger double batch. Add peppermint essential oil, 3 drops for a pint and 6 for a quart. Shake very well to distribute the oil throughout the salts.
Sometimes I take a quarter to a third of the salt and dye it red with pigment dye. Be sure to use a dye made for cosmetics or soap making. When I fill my container with salt I alternate a thick white layer and then pour in a thinner red layer, then a thicker white layer and so on making candy cane stripes.

Here is a close up of the tag topper. I used French Roast, Shell, Vanilla, and Bermuda Dot cardstock, Memento Rich Cocoa Ink, Copic Markers, Nesties Circle and Scallop Dies, 1x8 treat bags, there is Diamond Glitter filling each of the dots on the Bermuda Dot paper and on the torn edge of the snow bank. I {heart} the Quicky Glue Pen for adding glitter.

I used the same cardstocks for the card, plus Shell and French Roast ink, Nesties Oval and Scallop Oval, Label 4, and a|s mitten Dies, Vanilla Satin Ribbon, Vanilla Pearl Stickers, Vanilla Felt, French Roast Not Your Grandma's Bag of Buttons, and Vanilla Twine.

Both the card and treat bag feature stamps from Chill of Winter.

If you like the projects, pop into my a|s store and pick up some of these great cardstocks, 1x8 treat bags and the Chill of Winter stamp set and make your own winter treats!

Welp, that's all I have time for today! I have a card for Heather's card sketch, but that will have to wait for tomorrow. I have lots to do before heading our for my workshop!

Thanks for popping in!

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

My baby...Sweet 16?!

Can you believe that? My Des is 16! We celebrated her birthday with Grandma and Grandpa at our favorite family style Italian joint, Buca di Beppo. If you've never been, your missing out! We also have a birthday bash planned for her and our close family and friends. We will be bowling and playing laser tag and eating pizza and cake...not your typical sweet 16, I know. Des isn't your typical 16 year old girl - so it fits. I can't wait to play laser tag. I {heart} laser tag!

I made this card in honor of my baby. I have to say, I am in love with Shell, Bermuda and Wasabi! I hope that Wasabi will stick around a little longer than just the holiday season. Wasabi is one of holiday colors from a|s. If you haven't gotten yourself a pack of the goodness, email me or call me and I will get you some on my next order.

I also wanted to mention that the Holiday Washi Tape assortment is on sale for 20% off now through December 15th. I used the Wasabi washi tape on this card. Let me say that the holiday Washi Tape assortment is not just for Christmas! The tape assortment includes a Cherry dotted tape, Wasabi solid and a Pebble (gray) and white stripe that would be fab for masculine cards! Don't miss your chance to try this amazing tape at a fantastic price!

Supplies Used to make this card include:
Wasabi, Shell, Bermuda, Sugar and French Roast Polka Dot cardstock, Birthday Builder (also on sale 20% off) and Sheet Music Background Stamps, Meadow Mix Flowers, Shell Not Your Grandma's Bag of Buttons, Shell Twine, Holiday Washi Tape, Standard and Scallop Circle Nestabilities, VersaMark, White Embossing Powder, Wasabi, Shell and French Roast Ink. All products available from a muse studio.

Saturday, December 10, 2011

a brief note...

I am not feeling too chit chatty...I guess I am tired. I made this for the VSN going on at Splitcoast tonight. It was a fun one to make. Sandy, I hope it inspires you! You are going to love Hey Man more and more as you play with it! I know I do. Thanks for popping in!
Supplies used to make this card:
a|s hey man, harlequin background stamps, kraft, cherry, sky, sugar, grass gingham, french roast, papaya, ocean, and orange card stock, Adirondack Espresso, a|s sky, VersaMark inks, Onyx Bakers Twine, a|s grass die, Nesties Rectangle and Scalloped Rectangel Dies

Friday, December 9, 2011

Scott Sketch 160

My friend Heather Scott is back with her sketches! I am glad too, because I made this pan of gingerbread men and then had the hardest time making them into a card...just ask Gayle! I shifted and shuffled and couldn't make an appealing card! I put the sheet pan of sweetie gingerbread guys aside hoping inspiration would strike. After a few days I had an ah-ha! moment. I remembered that Heather had a sketch! So I browsed on over to her blog and sure enough, it worked! I had to make my card a portrait version of her sketch because my pan is a rectangle. Heather used a square for the image panel in the sketch and that left way to much Bermuda Polka Dot paper and the balance was off. As soon as I rotated the card I knew I had a winner! Welcome back Heather, I've missed your sketches. Go on, pop over by Heather's blog and then play in the sketch challenge!

Supplies used to make this card include:
Cocoa, Cherry, Bermuda Polka Dot, and Silver Shimmer card stocks, Cherry Twinkle Stickers, VersaMark ink and White Embossing Powder, Bermuda Not Your Grandma's Bag of Buttons, Cherry Bakers Twine (20%off right now), Corner Chomper and Fiskars Scallop Edge Scissors. The stamps are from Holiday Tags and they are on sale as part of the Spotlight until the end of the month.

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Hot Dog!

Hi Sandy! Does this help?

Kraft paper is on sale as part of the Top Ten Holiday Must Haves...So is cherry bakers twine. Polka Dot Patterns is on sale for the Spotlight.

Supplies Used to make this card include:
Kraft, Sugar, Papaya, and Cherry card stock, Cranberry a|s, Memento Tuxedo Black and VersaMark inks, Copic Markers, Nesties Labels 1, Standard Circles, and Scallop Circle, Cherry Bakers Twine, and White embossing powder.

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

CAS-ual Friday Challenge 29 - TAKE TWO!

So, if you read my previous post you know that I was playing around with CAS-ual Friday's Challenge 29. It's a sketch and I was a little off the mark with my last card. Darn circles! Still a cute card though... This one is more true to the sketch. It was a fun card to create! It really pushed my limits. I am not used to so much 'vanilla space'. I have decided that it is very hard for me to use a neutral - white card base. Especially when there is so much of it peeking out. I am lovin' the challenges, they push me to try things that I might not otherwise do!

Ok, enough chit chat...I am racing to beat the washer. I have 'seconds' on my Christmas buffet tonight and a messy house. There is so much to do around here...AND WHO IS GOING TO PUT UP MY CHRISTMAS TREE?!

Supplies used to create this card include:
French Roast, Cherry and Vanilla Card Stock, Grass, Cranberry, and French Roast Ink, Cherry Twinkle Stickers, French Roast Bakers Twine, Cherry Felt, Corner Chomper, Nesties Scallop and Standard Circles Small, Scor-Pal*, Heart Trio Die, Stamps are from Tweet Heart, Swanky Backgrounds, and Polka Dot Patterns. All products from a*muse studio unless noted with *.

P.S. I am done blogging and the washer is still spinning! I WIN! Thanks for popping or hopping by. Yo.

Saturday, November 26, 2011

CAS-ual Friday Sweet!

OK - So my rectangle turned circle and I debated playing in the CAS-ual Friday Challenge 29. After much debate with myself, myself won and I decided to enter it anyway! After all, it's just stamping right?! My focal image was on a rectangle and matted with both layers tucked under the scallop sentiment panel, but there was not enough contrast. I decided that I would pull off the image panel and cut it into a circle. With the cocoa mat between the main image panel and the sentiment panel I got the contrast I wanted. Much better! I decided to share it on CAS-ual Friday even though it morphed a little from the sketch. I think that you can tell the sketch was inspiration.

I am going to go try again now! I have another brand new a|s stamp set that I want to play with...let's see if I can get the rectangle this time. ;)

Thanks for hopping or popping by!

Supplies used to make this card include:
Cocoa, Shell, Vanilla and Bermuda Polka Dot Card Stocks, Vanilla Organdy Ribbon, Le Pouf, Diamond Glitter, and Cherry Twinkle Stickers, French Roast and Shell a|s inks, Memento Rich Cocoa, Corner Chomper, Scallop Scissors, Nesites Small and Large Circles and my brand new Sweet Love stamp set.

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Holly Berry Tag Kit November Hostess Bonus

I am finding that a*muse is full of surprises! It seems like each time a promotion ends and I think things are going to slow down, a|s has another trick up her sleeve! This month there are two promotions and they are both available from November 25-28th only. Over the Black Friday weekend, a*muse is offering a free package of 10 Black Shimmer Damask note cards to everyone who places an order on a qualified workshop. a|s is offering hostesses a set of these cards too! You can check out more about the Black Friday Promotion here. If you place and order with me between now and 11-28, I would be happy to help you get a set of cards. Just email your order and mention that you want the note cards. Black Friday weekend is the sweet spot this month because you can also take advantage of the Holly Berry Vine Holiday Tag Kit Hostess Bonus too!

Look at this awesome kit of product! Can you believe that my hostess got all that free - in addition to $50 in free product and a half price stamp set of her choice! Qualified November hostesses receive the Holly Berry Holiday Tag Kit in addition to a*muse studio's already very generous hostess benefits!

My hostess let me play with the stamps, ink and cherry tags from the Holly Berry Vine Holiday Tag Kit to make this card. It features the Holly Berry Vine stamp set and the sentiment is from Celebrate the Season. Papers are Cherry Polka Dot, Grass, French Roast, Candy Cane Stripe, and Twas the Night Before Christmas. Inks are Cherry, Grass and French Roast. I used Nesties Labels 4, Ovals Large and Scalloped Ovals Large Dies. Now that is a fast and fabulous Christmas card that you could make multiples of in no time!

Alright, I gotta fly. I have a buffet to get ready for! Happy Christmas card stamping and thank you for stopping by.

Friday, November 18, 2011

Wanna Host a Birthday Card Workshop?

I am playing in some challenges again with this card! I just love all the great games and inspiration available on the internet for us stampers!
This is a birthday card we will be making at Fayleen's Birthday Card Birthday Party! We are getting all of Fay's girlfriends and family together to make 3 birthday cards featuring a*muse studio products. It's going to be our 2 hours of happy, that is for sure!
This card features these a*muse studio products:
Toffee, Currant, Sky, Onyx and School Lined Card Stocks.
Sky, Slate, Currant, Lemon Whip and French Roast Ink.
Stamps from Rock Star and Essential Sentiments.
Circle Punches.
That's it! with a*muse studio, great cards can be made with just the basics: stamps, ink and paper.
Here are the challenges I am entering this card in:
For Your Inspiration Challenges
has this LOVER-LY photo inspiration challenge! Isn't that view AMAZING! I wish I was there.
CCEE Stampers 1146 is use 2 punches or use 2 dies. I used two punches.

Thank you for stopping by! Yo.

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Nordic Snow Song

November 21st 12:30- 2:30 OR 7 - 9pm - Christmas Buffet - Come make various Christmas cards, tags and goodies. Various prices - You choose the projects you make.

I totally cased this card from one my upline Angi sent me. I used Nordic Noel and Sky Ink to stamp the snowflake over the Music Background stamped in French Roast on Sugar Shimmer. I embossed the snowflake with a*muse studio Sparkle Embossing Powder. In real life this card has a wonderful sparkle! This is one of many fun Christmas cards and projects you will find on my buffet. Wanna come make some fun holiday projects? Just email me!

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Fun Felt - Thursday!

November 17th 12:30- 2:30 OR 7 - 9pm - Fun Felt Class - Come make a card, ornament, and stocking all with the wonderful luxury a*muse wool blend felt. $20. I am just so in love with the a*muse felt - yum! This little Christmas tree is perfect for decking your halls or to give as a gift for a special friend, teacher or co-worker!

This stocking is the perfect size for gift cards! How many of those to do you give every holiday season?! Here is the perfect way to make your gift stand out! Not to mention think of all the fun you will have making these cuties!
It's not all Christmas this time. I love this little mitten all winter long. The photo doesn't capture it really well, but that mitten is all stuffed and puffy and luxuriously soft! There is still time to RSVP for this neat class. Call or email so I know I need to cut pieces for you!

Monday, November 7, 2011

October Spotlight Ends 10-14 at 10:59 CST

Don't miss the great stamp sets and yummy Autumn Harvest Card Stock Assortment on sale this month! You can check out all of the details on my website here. If you want any of the Spotlight products be sure to email me or pick them up here BEFORE 10:59 CST on Monday October 14th.

Happy Stampin' yo!

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

You Da Man - Cards for Men

I just love these mustaches! They are just so fun and silly! I made this card for my up coming 3 cards and dessert class. I am going to enter it into the Cards For Men - Make Us Laugh Challenge and Make It Monday #59 - Anything Goes.

Supplies Used to Make this Card:
a*muse studio Foiled Again stamp set
a*muse studio french roast ink and button
a*muse studio Buttercup, French Roast, Vanilla, Winter Sky Wood Grain, and Buttercup Gingham Card Stocks
a*muse studio Pinking Edge Die
Gold brads, Nestabilities Sm and Lg Standard Circle Dies, Foam Dimensional Adhesive

Thanks so much for stopping by today! Hope to see ya here for 3 Cards and Dessert - Masculine Edition on December 1st!

Friday, October 14, 2011

Adeline's Birthday Card

Here is a cutie little card that I made for a special little girl. This is Adeline's birthday card.

These are the products used to make it:

a*muse studio grass gingham
a*muse studio bubblegum polka dot
a*muse studio grass and vanilla cardstock
a*muse studio bubblegum ink
memento rich cocoa ink
a*muse studio vanilla satin ribbon
a*muse hearts a plenty, friends fur-ever, contemporary greetings, tweet heart stamps
a*muse studio french roast button

My Grand Opening is on tonight 6-8pm and tomorrow 1-4pm. I hope you can pop by! Email me to RSVP or to get directions to my house.

Thursday, October 13, 2011

3-2-1 Challenge - I am at it again!

Here is another challenge card! The challenge was a fun one I found on Crafty Creations Challenges - use 3 designer papers, 2 embellishments and 1 image. This card also works for Truly Scrumptious' Challenge to distress and Diva's By Design's challenge to button up! See as I was working on this I needed a 3rd designer paper so...I distressed my own! Because a*muse studio paper is printed on the front and white inside You can make your own patterns and designs. I embossed the stripes at the bottom of the card and then with a sanding block scuffed away the sky color. I am sending this card to Deb who had surgery on the 8th. Hi Deb! I hope your feeling better!
Products used to make this card are from a*muse studios, unless otherwise noted, and include:
Cherry Heartbreakers Design Paper, Cherry Gingham Design Paper, Sky, Sugar and Cherry Card Stock. Dies are Nesties Rectangle and Scallop Rectangle Lg. The Button is from my stash and the ribbon is Cherry Stitched Grosgrain. I used my scor-pal to get the stripe pattern and my scallops are cut with old Fiskars Scallop Long Scissors

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Another challenge or four...

I think these challenges are going to be a fun way to get creativity flowing! I made this card for My Partner in Crafting Crime's Photo Inspiration Challenge. I love the photo and was inspired by the bright blue sky and colors.

I am also playing in these other FUN challenges:
Pollycraft Monday Challenge - Boys, Boys, Boys
Make it Monday and Woodware USA's Anything Goes Challenge.

I used a*muse studios products on my card including:
Stamps from Essential Sentiments and Quick & Cute Valentines, Bermuda Polka Dot paper, Grass Gingham paper, solid Cherry, Grass and Buttercup Cardstock, Vanilla Felt, Cloud Duo and Nesties Circle and Circle Small Dies and Cherry Stitched Grosgrain Ribbon.

Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, October 7, 2011

Playing in a Challenge!

Hey look! I am playing in an online challenge today. I have heard online challenges are 'where it's at'! I have to admit, this challenge was FUN!
Southern Girls Challenge is hosting a challenge to make a project for the men and boys in your life. Well, I was dragon butt on making a card for my brother's birthday...this was just the challenge I needed!

Here are the supplies used to make this card:
a*muse studio swingin' day and ovalicious
a*muse studio cardstock in fern, french roast, orange, french roast polka dot and grass gingham.
memento rich cocoa ink
a*muse studio grass ink
a*muse french roast button

Thanks for popping by!

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Happy Birthday Maria!

Today is Maria's Birthday - and it's a milestone one too! This is the birthday card I made for her. It was a very satisfying card to make. I guess I just needed to let loose and STAMP.

Happy, happy birthday Maria!

Supplies I used to make this card include:
a*muse stamps from Life is a Song, Avian Notes, Celebrate in Style, and Polka Dot Patterns.
a*muse ink in French Roast, Sky, and Lichen.
a*muse sky, sage and buttercup gingham cardstocks.
a*muse Meadow Mix paper flowers, French Roast buttons, and Twinkle Stickers.
ribbon is from Really Reasonable Ribbon.

Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, September 30, 2011

Catalogs are Going Out Today!

I am a busy bee getting catalogs out to those of you who have requested them. If I can send you an a*muse studio 2011 Catalog and Inspiration Guide and/or a 2011 Holiday Catalog and Inspiration Guide, just email me.

I made a little note card to tuck in with the catalog. It's made with the supplies as the party favors in the previous post.

No time for chit-chat I just wanted to show and tell. Gotta run. Thanks for stoppin' by.

Want to see the catalogs right now? Stop by my website.

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Action Shot - World Card Making Day Party Favors

What?! Your not coming to my World Card Making Day Party...too bad! I am busy, busy working on making it a kick it day!

Here is a quick sneak peek at the party favors I am making.

Yup! That's what I am doing right now...
Cute and yummy! I am wrapping little Hershey's Miniatures in pretty a*muse Polka Dot and Gingham cardstock. Then I stack 'em, tie 'em in a bundle and add a tag. The tag features stamps from a*muse studio 'School Days'. I used French Roast, Grass and Cranberry a*muse studio pigment inks. I inked the edge of the tag with Latte a*muse studio ink...I must say, I like it. I think it is going to be my go to ink for edges now.

Wanna join the party, email me! The more the merrier!

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

September Spotlight

For one month, you can save 10% on the stamp sets used to create these fabulous projects! The September Spotlight ends October 14th at 10:59 CST...DON'T BE LATE.

Celebrate in Style
Foiled Again!
If You Dare
Victorian Charm
Web Background

And, for a limited time, order the special Jack-O-Lantern cardstock assortment pack. The Jack-O-Lantern Assortment Pack contains four sheets each:
Apricot, Onyx, Pumpkin, Squash, Toffee

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

World Card Making Day Party!

Are you busy on WORLD CARD MAKING DAY???

If you don't have plans already...Please join me to stamp the afternoon away! I need a just for FUN stamping day to get my mojo flowing again! On Saturday, October 1st from 1:00pm to 6:00pm I am going to have refreshments, champagne, challenges, stamping, more stamping, party favors and a couple of prizes at my World Card Making Day PARTY. If you can join me just email or call me.

If you are planning to attend, bring your favorite basic tools like scissors, paper trimmer with a scoring blade, bone folder, your favorite adhesives and other must have crafting basics. Besides the basic essential tools, bring some cardstock, papers and embellishments. If you have cards you want to make - bring the basic supplies. I have lots of punches, dies, ink pads, markers, colored pencils, decorative scissors, stamps and consumable things too! If you forget anything or need something, chances are I have it!
I will have light refreshments including a chilled bottle of Asti - my favorite!
a*muse is having two special offers, you might like to take advantage! The first is the September Spotlight. Click here or check back tomorrow for more information on the fantastic Spotlight promotion. It features all the discounted items and some great project ideas. The second is a special Word Card Making Day offer. a*muse studio will be giving away a special package of ten a*muse studio note cards and envelopes FREE with any customer who places an order on a World Card Making Day Party order. It's just a fun freebie from a*muse to celebrate card makers and say thank you.

Finally, I want to let you know in advance that there will be four challenges with prizes. The challenges are fun and friendly. They will include a 20 minute card challenge, a use a*muse challenge, a sketch challenge and there will be surprise prizes for completed cards too. Here is a sneak peek at one of the fun prizes and incentives I am working on:

This cute mini card kit is going to be used as an incentive at my World Card Making Day Party.

The kit contains a sample card and all the supplies you need to make four of the same card PLUS envelopes. It even includes the YOU ROCK and guitar stamps!
Supplies used to make this kit:
Rock Star and Past Due (I used Past Due for the Thank You on the tag)
a*muse pigment inks in Bermuda, Grass, Papaya and Slate
a*muse cardstock in Orange, Bermuda, Buttercup and Grass - Don't you love the white stripes on the left side? a*muse paper is so fun to emboss and sand!
a*muse studio orange satin ribbon and onyx and white bakers twine top this bag of FUN!
I am a busy bee getting ready! I hope you are as excited as I am!
Please feel free to bring a friend or forward this on to anyone that you think would like to join us!
See ya Saturday!

Sunday, August 28, 2011

A Fond Farewell to The Angel Company

It is time to say a bittersweet and fond farewell to The Angel Company. After 14 years, Mischelle has announced that we will be hanging up our wings. It's been a wonderful adventure and I wouldn't have missed it for the world!

I usually have so much to say about everything, but today words escape me. I take comfort that God understands silence when the words wont come. To all my TAC friends, thank you for the memories. I will cherish them always. What a blessing you are to me. To Mischelle, thank you so much for giving The Angel Company so much of you. It has been a wonderful journey that would not have been possible without your dream realized in The Angel Company. I can not wait to see where your adventures will take you.

Please hop along and check out the other creations made to celebrate and remember The Angel Company:

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

More August Card Kit Cards

Sew, What's New? I just love that stamp sentiment! As promised, here is a peek at the other two cards you can make with the August Card Kit.

These two cards are made with Angelee Soar With It Collection papers. This month's kit is a little different because it features TWO TAC paper collections, Angelee and Willoughby. You get lots of variety in this kit.

In the first card you can see how I used two of my favorite new tools; Nestabilities Labels 18 Dies and Tim Holtz Tattered Florals Die. What do you think of that flower? Isn't it FAB!? Order the tools with your kit and save 10%!

My second card is a little washed out in the upper left and I couldn't seem to fix it. Sorry.

I love the pinking sheer and stitched detail on this more simple card. A nice feature of this kit is you could make 8 cards - 2 each of the four designs with left over supplies. OR you can make 10 of this more simple design and still have left over supplies to play with. If you vary the ribbons and pattern paper you can mix and match 10 of this design and have a bunch of fun cards made and ready to send. FAST.

The kit is $30, you can see the detail break down of what is included here. See that?! $30 /10 cards = $3 per card with the stamps to make as many more as you want! That is much more affordable than stopping at the grocery store or card shop when you need a card! Have you seen how much those cards at the store go for?! Save some money. Enjoy the process. Stamp your cards!

Thanks for stopping by today! Just email me if you are interested in the August Card Kit.

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

August Card Kit

August Card Kit anyone? Here are two of the cards in my August card kit. What do you think?

My kit is $30 and includes:
'Sew Lovely' a Nina B. for TAC stamp set
10 Angelee Soar With It Collection 6x6 Designer Papers
10 Willoughby Soar With It Collection 6x6 Designer Papers
10 Fern and Mocha 5.5x8.5 Card Bases
Ivory Cardstock
4 Shipping Tags
5 Yards of Assorted Willoughby Ribbon
Lace Trim and Assorted Buttons
4 Full Color Photo Idea Cards with Directions

The card kit includes everything you need to make 2 each of 4 cards PLUS extras to make some of your own designs.

I would like to offer some of the tools that I used on these cards to you at a discount. If you order the tools with the August kit I will give you a 10% discount on them. Enjoy the convenience of having the tools you need delivered with your kit. No need to search the craft stores, just pick up the tools with the stamps and papers. If you would like to purchase Nestabilities Labels 18 Dies, Tim Holtz Tattered Florals Die, Raw Sienna and Burn Umber Palette inks and/or Mini Kai scissors with your kit you will enjoy some savings on those tools. Just let me know when you place your order for the kit.

I will post the other two cards tomorrow. I have to get dinner's getting late! Thank you for stopping by!

Friday, August 12, 2011

Stamping on Fabric - BLOG HOP!

I love fabric! It is so much fun to add to your paper crafts. I love felt and yo-yos and of course ribbon! Today I made an easy baby gift set. Onsies are my FAVORITE! Babies look so cute sportin' just a Onsie. I had some great not so baby fabric that I thought would look sweet and unique when paired with the 'Trunk of Love' Gift With Purchase from TAC. Here's a little tip when looking for fabric to stamp; look for fabrics that have blocks of coordinating patterns. They are perfect for the paper crafter that doesn't want to store tons of fabric. I used a fabric that had a stripe, the pattern I used on the elephant body, two paisley, pink and blue with white dots, the pattern I used on the ear, PLUS three floral patterns all on the same piece of fabric. That is lots of choice in a little storage space. It's like the designer paper collection for fabric.
The baby set consists of a cloth diaper turned burp cloth, a Onsie and a matching gift card. I stamped the elephant from Trunk of Love on fabric with Staz-On. The sentiment on the card is from Savvy Sayings. It is stamped on watercolor paper with Memento Tuxedo Black. The card is embellished with coordinating satin ribbon. That's it. Want to take a class and make this set? Let me know, I have time on Saturday morning before our Cards for Kids - Cards for a Cause Club on August 27th. If you stay for class and donate cards that you make at Card Club, I will treat you to a light lunch of pesto tortellini and fruit. Class is $18 and Card Club is free if you donate two or more cards. If you don't have 2 cards to donate, make them at club or order $30 or more OR pay just $5 for a day of fun and stamping! You can read more about Cards for a Cause here. If you want to know how you can get 'Trunk of Love' free, email me!
Thank you for hopping by!

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Cards for a Cause

I am putting the last Saturday of the month aside for Cards for a Cause Club. We met for our first card club on July 30th. I think our first meeting was productive despite a late start. It was also so much FUN!!

Our card club features a different cause each month. I am looking for causes that are close to your heart. In July we made cards for Crafting for a Cure. Crafting for a Cure is Jo Ann's Relay for Life team. Crafting for a Cure is holding their annual Craft Fair on August 14th. Spring into Fall is the name of the show. Spring into Fall is an annual fundraiser for the benefit of the American Cancer Society with loads of crafters and great raffle prizes, including the cards we made photographed here plus loads more AND Crafting for a Cure's beautiful handmade team quilt. If you can swing or should I say SPRING by the show you should. It's for a fantastic cause. The Spring into Fall Craft and Vendor Fair is August 14th from 11am-3pm at the Holiday Inn, Rolling Meadows - 3405 Algonquin Rd.

Here are two of the cards I made at Card Club. They both feature some AWESOME Bazzill cardstock that I got on clearance from TAC. We used TAC's Card Club Quickies for inspiration. Jo Ann brought some Frutti Fusion paper and challenged us to use the square dot pattern. She has some difficulty designing with that bold pattern. The images are both from TAC's Sweet Day Cupcake T3442 and the Sentiments are from Savvy Sayings t3256 and Sweet Sayings T3443. I colored my images with Copic markers.

Our next Cards for a Cause is going to be a cards for kids day. I work with preteen girls at church during the school year. Occasionally I like to send a card to encourage these girls in their faith and in their lives. Some of them are disadvantaged and many come from challenging family situations. They need the love and encouragement. If you can join us, I promise, it is a fun and rewarding. We stamp on the last Saturday, August 27th, from 11am to 4pm. Bring any supplies that you want to use - especially those uncut stamp sets. I provide my stamps, tools, inks and other non-consumables. Cards for a Cause Club is a great way to use those supplies you HAD to have while being inspired by other card crafters like yourself and doing good to others! If you can join us on the 27th please send me an email!

Monday, August 8, 2011

Wonderful Cloud - For Gayle

I love the Nina B. for TAC exclusive Wonderful Trees! The stamp set was featured in my July Card Kit. I promised Gayle I would show how you can do more than trees with this fun set. I have also been on a quest to make some cards that are SUPER SIMPLE, but still cute. That is how this card came to be...that and a last minute rearrangement of elements to cover a smudge! LOL. I might put the sun on the left of the cloud when I make more of these. ;)

Hostess Club - be ready to stamp a pile of SUPER simple cards tonight and tomorrow night! I am going to set you up with a bunch of cards that are ready to mail! Spread the LOVE - send some LOVE!

I used Nina B. for TAC's Wonderful Trees and TAC's Level C Reward Stamp Set, Love this Day for this card. I also used VersaMagic Cloud White Ink and White Embossing Powder. I got some great Bazzill cardstock on clearance from TAC, it included this blue. My blue sky is simply embellished with a yellow button and scrappers floss.

Friday, July 29, 2011

Finally Friday

It's Finally Friday over on TAC's Savvy Projects Blog and it was my turn to post something to inspire you for the weekend.

I made this little card using some brand new rubba! New rubba inspires me to stamp, how about you? I posted a picture tutorial for making fringed felt flowers on the Savvy Projects Blog. I love all things felt and these flowers are an inexpensive and easy way to shake up your cards. If you have time, head over to Savvy and check out the tutorial. Let me know what you think.

Supplies used to create this card include: Bazzill Smoothies Kraft Cardstock, TAC Brown Cardstock, Sands of Time Classic Soar with It Collection Pattern Paper, Nina B. for TAC exclusive stamps Giddy Up RN-15 and Fancy Labels RN-18, Nestabilities Labels 18 dies, Palette Burnt Umber ink, Deckle Scissors, craft felt, and May Arts stitched ribbon.

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Samplers and Swatches - I am CONSUMED!

Here is your loverly paper! Aren't those YUMMY shades!?! Wait till you feel this stuff! It's not called smoothies for nothing! Smooth and heavy with rich pigments! If you haven't claimed your Sampler Pack, it's not too late! I hope to order the second round on Monday. I need to get 10 more Samplers Packs claimed so tell your downline, upline, sister angels and stampy friends! Email me if you want one of the second round Sampler Packs!
Here is a peek behind the scenes. That is my daughter Desi. She and I spent most of yesterday afternoon and into the evening walking around the two tables turning the 60 packs of 25 sheets into 25 packs of 60 sheets! I am so thankful for her help! Each Sampler Pack contains one full sheet of each of the 60 Smoothies colors for $29.95 shipping included.
The last picture for now is my progress on the Swatches. I have 53 of the 60 colors cut into swatches. You can print your swatch card here. These are 1x2 pieces cut to fit on the TAC cards. If you want a set email me. They are $2.50 plus actual shipping. I will be able to pack and weigh these if you are waiting on a total from me I can get that to you tomorrow. EDITED.