Monday, June 22, 2009

Technique Class Projects

Here are the projects we'll be making at tonight's Technique class: Vitalized Vellum, Stamping on candles, Faux Silk, & the Dahlia fold. I think all of these turned out pretty well and I'm excited to see how the ladies respond! All of them are fairly simple. The Dahlia fold is a little tedious, but it's very pretty, so I hope it works for everyone.
Directions can be found on under 'Resources'. I will also be holding a make-up class next week for those who could not attend this evening. Click on any picture to enlarge. Please email me if you're interested.

Stamped Candle

Faux Silk

Dahlia Fold

Vitalized Vellum

Friday, June 19, 2009

Pink Flamingo Graduation Gift

This is a graduation gift creation for a high school grad at my church. I thought the Pink Flamingo paper was fun and young looking! I really had fun putting this gift together! I hope she enjoys it!

I used a sturdy piece of cardboard for the backing. All of the paper is adhered using sticky strip, for extra hold. I purchased the corkboard at Michaels. Some of the flowers are cut out from the actual DSP and 'popped up' with dimensionals. I also used some SU Blooms Die Cuts in Real Red as well as some stamped images from Stitched Exotics (retiring). The tin features rub-ons from last years SAB. The clipboard is simply covered w/the flamingo paper and I used some SU butterfliy dies for the bottom corner. The flip flop brads are a fun addition!

Father's Day Wallet

Here's the first wallet I've ever made! I'm pleasantly please with how it turned out! This is for my dad for Father's Day. We're putting a DQ gift card inside (which I should have pictured) + some pictures of the kids. The pattern was VERY simple and basic dimensions can be found here. My Instructions:
The outside is 9"x3.5" w/all corners rounded. Find the middle and score 1/16th" on each side of the middle mark. This will allow for extra room for cards, money, etc. The inside is 8.5"x3.25". I slightly altered mine w/pockets only on one side. They're simply 1" & 2" pieces of cardtock the same width as half of the big wallet piece= 4.25". I used sticky strip to adhere all pieces. I paper piered the front and connected the holes w/choc.chip marker= faux stitching. The close to cocoa cardstock is sponged (inside and out) w/choc.chip & really rust ink.
Stamps used: Dad's Day

Friday, June 12, 2009

Welcome Cards

These are the welcome cards I created to give to new visitors at church. My husband is helping with implementing a new visitor follow-up system and these cards will be part of a home visit packet, along with homemade cookies. I think a personal touch like this can say alot. Plus, they're simple, easy to make a batch, and they're using my retiring DSP! I love this pattern- Urban Garden! Only while supplies last, if you're interested! The cardstock & flower ink is Baja Blue, which is also retiring. The flower stamp is a retired hostess and the welcome is from "Warm Words" w/Old Olive ink.
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Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Scene in a Garden- Love It!

I am totally in love with this set! It was featured in the recent Ocassions mini and I'm really hoping it makes it into the upcoming catalog. I think it's actually one of my top favorites of all time! It kind of has warm country feel to it. And all the pieces make it so much fun to play with!

This isn't a matching card set- just various colors and papers I've been playing around with. My favorite is the 'Welcome' card. I used the retiring Bella Rose paper and my new scallop oval punch! The other cards feature retired paper-from Sweet Always (choc.chip floral) nla
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This card is for my dad. He was here 2 weeks ago and actually planted my garden for me. I immediately thought of this set when I considered making him a card. The simple layout and colors will be perfect for him! Here's a pic of my garden. YES, it's growing!

Click on any pic to view larger details. Let me know if you have any questions.

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Last Chance!

Stampin' Up! has released the Last Chance Stamps and Last Chance Accessories lists. These are the stamps, inks, papers, and accessories that are retiring from the current line. All the Last Chance stamps will be available for ordering through the end of June. However, the accessories are only available WHILE SUPPLIES LAST. Please note that in years past, many of these items have sold out quickly, therefore if you see something you want, do not wait. Email me w/your order today.
Last Chance Stamp List

Last Chance Decor Elements

Last Chance Accessories