I had a great time this weekend meeting with my local group of Stampin’ Up! demonstrators. They are so talented and FUN! I challenged them to come up with some “Manly” card samples this month. I will take photos today of their works of art to share with you.
In the meantime, it is Stamp A Stack week. That means I am having classes where we will make a stack of cards. If you are local, I hope you can attend! (RSVP here.)
I apologize for this photo. (Can I just say, it is time for a new phone!). In any case, I hope you get the idea. These are two of the cards we will be doing this week:
Both of these cards are using sets that will be retiring soon! (Chase Your Dreams and Crazy About You). I know! It breaks my heart too! If you want to see/purchase any retiring items, you can find then all here.
Thanks for stopping by!
Spring is in the air—ok–not really but wouldn’t it be nice if we could will it so!?! Here is a little inspiratieon for you! These are samples of more cards that we will be making on Monday night at my Spring Stamp A Stack. These notecard sized cards come together SO quickly. They use 2 inks (Blackberry Bliss and Mossy Meadow) and 2 stamp sets–Lotus Blossom (FREE this month with a $50 order) and Gorgeous Grunge–perfect for when things don’t come out quite as clean as you hoped! You know what I mean (wink!).
Check out my upcoming classes here. I hope you can make one.
Will this winter EVER end??? I know–spring follows winter–every year….but I am having doubts about that right now. As I type , there is one little chipmonk sticking his head out of his little hole in the snow. I can tell he is thinking, “WASSUP WITH THIS?!?!” I am thinking the same thing! True–it has not snowed in several days and the sun is shining. A lot of snow has melted. I know I should not complain—but there is still SO MUCH SNOW out there! And it is cold…and windy!!
Ok–enough whining! Time for fun! I am having a Spring Stamp a Stack on Monday night. All bright, fun cards! Here are a couple samples of cards we will be making:
We will be making a total of 12 cards and these are just a couple of them. I promise you will leave happy and with a stack of cards to spread even more happiness!
To RSVP for the class, click here.
I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving and your Black Friday was everything you hoped it would be!
Today, I want to share with you some more of the cards we will be making on Monday at my last Stamp A Stack of the year. This card was heavily influenced by Susan Itell.
So if you can make it, I would love to have you join us on Monday. We will be making a dozen cards (see my last post for the other samples). Please RSVP here by Sunday so that I have time to prep your supplies.
And don’t forget to check out Stampin’ Up!’s Extravaganza here –shoppin’ in your pjs! What could be better?! Eating pie and shopping in your pjs—right!
One last thing–if you have ever thought about joining Stampin’ Up! (or rejoining!), now would be the time. Between now and Tuesday, you can join for just $75–and you will receive $125 of supplies of YOUR choice. You can even pick from things on sale! Check it out here!
Thanks for stopping by! May the rest of your weekend be filled with leftovers, holiday movies and anything else that brings you joy!
Well, last one for THIS year. Can you believe it is Thanksgiving???? Me neither….but let me tell you–every store out there has moved on from Thanksgiving several weeks ago! It is now officially Christmas in the retail world! I was trying to find some bittersweet and/or candles for my dining room table. I thought I was doing well to set my table yesterday. Apparently, I am still about 3 weeks behind! I couldn’t find anything!!! So “it is what it is”!
Ah well—Thanksgiving WILL be over in less than 48 hours so it is time to think about Christmas (if you haven’t already!). I hope you locals can join me on Monday night for my last Christmas Stamp a Stack of the year. Here are some of the cards we are making:
Stamp A Stack Monday, December 1st 7-9:30 pm, RSVP required Cost: $25 (or $15 with order placed that night)
I will have everything ready for you but you must RSVP .
And don’t forget that the Stampin’ Up! Extravaganza is still going strong (through Dec. 2nd). Check it out here.
I wish you all a Happy Thanksgiving…especially those of you who don’t have Christmas decorations adorning your Thanksgiving table. Enjoy the day and all those around you….or at least most of them!
Last night, I had the pleasure of working with some of the new demonstrators in my Power Of Positive Inking Team. If you are thinking you might like to be a demonstrator with my team, please, please just ask me for info. Next week , Stampin’ Up! is offering a deal for those who sign up before August 28th–an extra $25 worth of goodies in your Starter kit—Squeal!!
In any case, back to last night! We got together to chat a bit and stamp a few quick cards. I started with a REALLY quick card that I did with one of my clubs on Friday night. When I tell you this is quick, I am not kidding!!
This stamp set is a photopolymer set called Dotty Angles. I feel like Dotty Angles could have been my best friend if I lived int he 50s. Wouldn’t that be a great name??
I get so easily distracted!
You can’t really appreciate it in the photo but there are a few star sequins mixed in there. They are actually really easy to adhere. This is what I do: I have an old chop stick that I put a little Tombow Multipurpose glue (“green glue”) on the tip. I let it dry completely so that it is just tacky. I then use that to pick up my sequins right out of the container. I dab a very small dot of the green glue in various spots on the card (hiding anything I might need to hide–wink!) and place a sequin right on top.
SHOULD any glue oose out a bit (there is a very tiny hole in the sequin) , I let it dry and then take an adhesive remover it it when it is compleley dry. EASY!!!!!
I used Crisp Cantaloupe and Soft Suede for the inks and paper. Switch it out with a friend’s favorite colors or wedding themed colors, baby shower colors, holiday colors and you have yourself a custom REALLY easy card!
I have also done this card as really quick Christmas card! I will show you that when I can actually think about Christmas….but not today!
Today I am thinking about the end of the summer and a great STamp A Stack I have planned for Monday night. I hope you can make it! Check out the details and/or RSVP here.
I apologize for the wonky photos but here are samples of Monday nights’ cards:
(I can’t take credit for any of them. Found them all on Pinterest!—But I know what I like and these cards were perfect! )
Hope to see you Monday night but please RSVP before Sunday.
If you do, join me on Saturday, January 18th when this is just one of the cards you will be making:
This card was originally designed by my Leadership roomie, Tammy Martin. She gave me a box of these beauties and I loved it so much, I wanted to share it with you. I tweaked it just little but the credit goes to her. I just love the “rustic charm” of this little card! So–if you would like to join me to make this card and bunch more (for a total of 12), click here for details. Hope you can make it!
Stamp Set : Flower Shop
Paper and Ink: Whisper White, Sahara Sand, Midnight Muse
Other: Big Shot, Woodgrain Embossing Folder, Pansy Punch, Itty Bitty Shapes Punch, Basic Pearl Jewels, 1 1/4″ Burlap Ribbon
All products ALWAYS available in my store.
I have two spots left for tonight’s Stamp A Stack. Here are the cards we are doing:
Two Spots Left!
I hope you can make it. I have all your materials ready. You will need to stamp and assemble 3 of each so you will leave with a total of 12 cards. That is a dozen cards for nearly any occasion!
Cost for this is $25 and includes all materials.
Please RSVP to hold the spot.
Dets: 7-9 pm TONIGHT (February 21st)
4 Eileen Road, Norton, MA
Let me know you can make it!!
Yesterday I was driving around and it was HAILING! I am not kidding! And they say it is going to be a tough day to run the Boston Marathon on Monday as it will be in the 80s! Well–that is why I am not running!!! Too hot!
But today is spring-y! Yeah!
Here are the cards we are making at my Spring is Sprung Stamp a Stack (say THAT 3 times fast!):
I am offering this class in both a morning or evening session to suit your needs. (April 27th or April 30th). You can see my website for details and registration. You will be able to switch out the greetings to meet your needs but all of the cards will be bright and fresh. Hope you can make it!
(That was the shortest post EVER!)