Monday, October 15, 2012

My poor blog has been neglected yet again for a wide variety of reasons! I do have some new things in the works, though, so stay tuned!!!

Saturday, July 9, 2011

It's Anything But a Card at the VC Rocks Blog Hop!

It's that time again for blog hopping! If you've just landed here first, worry not because you can follow the links and complete the circuit. If by some chance, you get a bit lost, you can find the entire list of bloggers here. Since we have so many bloggers, I'm keeping my post brief. But, I hope you like it. I know you will find lots of cool ideas...I've been amazed at the awesome talent displayed by this group. So have fun!
This is one of my very favorite projects because it is so useful. It's a stationery box originally created by the fabulous Jackie Topa. I've made a few minor modifications...instead of making my own address book, I covered a mini composition book and placed it in the medium pocket. I also included a small matching calculator. The large pocket accommodates several cards and envelopes. Jackie's version has all matching cards, notes and tags. Mine is a bit more "eclectic" (translation: with getting ready for convention and this blog hop, I ran out of time to make everything match).

All supplies are by Stampin' Up!: My Friend and Four Frames stamp sets; Basic Black textured cardstock; Calypso Coral, Always Artichoke and Very Vanilla smooth cardstock; Jet Black Stazon and Lucky Limeade ink; Paisley Prints Designer Series Paper; 2-1/2" Scallop punch, 2-1/2" Circle punch, Designer Label punch; Victoria crochet trim and Sticky Strip adhesive (a must!). Enjoy!!

BTW: Convention is coming up quick. I'll be taking my laptop and will try to post updates each day. Also, I'll be posting my tutorial for this project next week after convention.

Click here to go back to Kris Sobolik's blog.

Click here to go forward to Eileen LeFevre's blog.

Have fun hopping!!!

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Late Night Stampers Events for Convention 2012

Yes, that does say “2012”. You can never prepare too early for some things and Stampin’ Up! Convention is no exception! Here is the link to register and a listing of event details.

http://2012latenigh tstamperevents. eventbrite. com
LNS pre-Convention event Bundle for 2012
2 wow events (monday and saturday night)
monday stamp camp 8 great projects
3 shoe box swaps
1 reunion party 2 projects, games and snacks
midnight madness (for crazy people who like to stamp the night away!)
and the LNS 75+1 Card front Swap with Pizza

$185 if you register before July 2011 a savings of $50
$190 if you register before October 2011 a savings of $45
$200 if you register before January 2012 a savings of $35
$220 after Jan 1, 2012 a savings of $15
Bundles make our book keeping easier and that is why you save so much more! Thanks for making it more fun for us.
Single events will not be sold until after April 1, 2012

When you purchase this event for 2012 your name will be added to the guest list at the Radisson for 2012.
YOU MUST still call them to place your LNS room reservation. (801) 531-7500
One Discounted Room reservation per participant PLEASE.
The room rate for 2012 is $120 per night which will save you $145 if you stay with us for 5 nights.
you will also continue to receive a FREE box breakfast each morning
(muffin, fruit and yogurt.)

Not a member of Late Night Stampers? That’s OK, just click here to join.

I look forward to seeing you there!

Sunday, June 12, 2011

A little something new (and a sneak peek, too)...

Good evening, all!
Thanks to everyone who has stopped by in the last few days. I hope that you enjoyed your visit! Please feel free to come back anytime. And, thank you for all the lovely comments...y'all have made my day! :-)
I have a new card to show you. As we have had 90+ degree days and little rain for about the last 2 weeks, I needed to work on something that made me feel a little cool. As usual, all supplies are from Stampin' Up!, unless otherwise noted: Snow Much Fun (a sneak peek from the upcoming 2011-2012 Idea Book & Catalog); Not Quite Navy, Early Espresso, Very Vanilla, and Always Artichoke cardstock; Early Espresso classic ink, Watercolor Wonder crayons, Cherry Cobbler seam binding, Modern Label punch and (of course...) the Big Shot with the square lattice embossing folder.

And, just in case you were wondering......I did not color the little tree! I stamped it first on the Very Vanilla cardstock, then stamped it again on Always Artichoke. I then cut it out, except for the trunk and the little bird, and pieced it into place. Next, I stamped the other images and colored them with my watercolor wonder crayons. Once that was finished, I embossed the entire image with the square lattice embossing folder. The embossed piece was layered onto a piece of Early Espresso cardstock, then tied with Cherry Cobbler seam binding. That panel was then adhered to my Not Quite Navy card base and the greeting applied. Here's a close-up of the embossing.....

Hope you like it....I'm afraid that my pictures don't do this card justice, 'cause it's my favorite of all the ones I've done this week!

Saturday, June 11, 2011

It's the VC Rocks Blog Hop!

Hi and welcome to my stop on the VC Rocks blog tour! I'm happy to have you visit and hope you enjoy the projects I have prepared for you. If you've already been on the tour,and you've just come from Elaine Wright's blog, then you know that we are focusing on using the Big Shot. And, if you are just getting started, well now you know, too!
My projects use a really cool technique called "Inlaid Embossing". It's done by adhering one or more elements (usually punched pieces of cardstock or designer series paper) to a base layer of cardstock, placing the entire piece into an embossing folder and then running the entire thing through the Big Shot. It's very simple, but absolutely gorgeous!!
Here's my first card:

All supplies are from Stampin' Up!
Just Believe stamp set. Early Espresso, Very Vanilla, and Cherry Cobbler cardstock. Early Espresso and Cherry Cobbler classic ink pads. Early Espresso stampin' write marker. Basic pearls, Lace Ribbon border punch, Decorative Label punch and the Big Shot with the square lattice embossing folder. The embossing is a bit difficult to see so, here's a close-up:

You'll notice, too, that I colored my pearls with my Early Espresso marker. I thought they were a bit more striking than if I had left them alone.

Here's my next card, which uses "The Open Sea" stamp set:

For this card, I punched twelve images from the Nautical Expedition designer series paper using our new postage stamp punch and adhered them to a layer of Crumb Cake cardstock. I then embossed this piece as before, using the square lattice embossing folder in my Big Shot. Next, I wrapped our beautiful baker's twine around the left side of the panel before adhering it to my base card of Cherry Cobbler. I added my ship image, popped up with dimensionals. I think this would make a great card for father's day! Again, until my photography's a close-up of the embossing:

Well, that's all I have for now. I hope you like what you've seen. The next stop is Cindy Lubbert's blog. Have fun and come back to see me again soon!

Friday, May 27, 2011

I'm baaaack!

It has been much too long since I have been here......
Lots has happened over the last 18 months (gasp!...has it really been that long?!), but I'm back in the swing of things and will be posting at least once a week. Earlier this month I had a workshop that focused on fancy-fold cards. I debated about rescheduling because of the disaster our area suffered, but decided we needed to have a little fun and relaxation, especially after being without power for nearly a week!
Here is the first card from my May workshop. It is a variation of the gate-fold card. Instead of having the card in "Portrait" mode with the gate opening at the center, I turned my card and used the "Landscape" orientation. I then moved the gate opening to the left side of the card which is hidden by the ribbon. To open, you simply slide the ribbon over to the left. All supplies are from Stampin' Up!...Style Beautiful stamp set. So Saffron, Rose Red, Very Vanilla, Pear Pizzazz, Soft Suede cardstock. So Saffron, Early Espresso, Versamark inks. Clear embossing powder, Early Espresso 1-1/4" striped grosgrain ribbon, trinket keys, linen thread and two-step bird punch.

Here's the inside:

I'll have the other two cards posted tomorrow. Y'all stay safe!!

Monday, October 26, 2009

Boy, have I got some updating to do!
I just don't know where time goes, do you? It seems like yesterday that I was basking in the glow of convention and, now, it's nearly Halloween!! I've got some awesome news about class venues....I now have access to a wonderful place close to my home. I am scheduling "Technique Tuesday" classes on the second Tuesday of each month (the next will be held on November 10th and the cost is $20.00/5projects) and "Card Buffet" classes on the fourth Tuesday of each month (the next class will be tomorrow, October 27th. I charge $1.00/card and you make as many as you like of 5 different designs). Classes will be held at the Oakdale Club on the corner of AL hwy 251 and Oakdale Road in Athens (just northeast of Athens High School). Pre-payment is not required but I do need to know how many kits to make, so please call or e-mail me to reserve your spot. I'll be posting more details with project photos in the next few days. I'm getting photos done today...I'd like to say that I'll have them posted tonight, but I don't want to promise and then not be able to deliver. It's gotten so that "LIFE" really gets in my way a lot, even with best-laid plans. Well, I'm off to get those photos done. Have a great day!!