Monday, June 17, 2019

Dad's Day

A very Happy Father's Day to those who celebrated yesterday.  We celebrated my husband on Saturday and my Dad on Sunday.  It was sort of a Father's Day weekend.

Of course I had to give my Dad a card... it was his Birthday too!  So I went with this one.  I swear, Stampin' Up drew my Dad when they made this stamp set!  It looks just like him chilling in a chair.  

A Good Man Cling Stamp Set 149270- $24.00

Have you used Cling yet?  It's amazing!  No more stamp sets falling off mid stamp and making a mess of your projects.

Wednesday, June 12, 2019

Vases, Vellum & Blends

I'm skipping back temporarily... this is the final project from the Blends class.  We decorated a vase using vellum!

We stamped in Versamark and covered in black embossing powder.  Use a heat tool to melt the powder.

Then color it from the backside for a fun stained glass look!

Tuesday, June 11, 2019

To a Wild Rose #SimpleStamping

Happy New Catalog!  I am loving the new catalog!  I recently attended a Demonstrator Make-n-Take and was asked to create a display using the "To a Wild Rose" Bundle.  This was a million dollar achiever stamp set!  So gorgeous!  I just loved working with it!

Here is my whole display for this event.  I tried for a variety of items to showcase... cards, gifts, vases, clipboard, signs... etc.

This one was a great starter!  So easy and featured each of the new In-Colors.  This will be an upcoming class and tutorial- so be on the lookout!

Tuesday, June 4, 2019

New catalog day!

It’s new catalog day!  There are so many fabulous items in this new catalog!  You won’t want to miss out!

Wednesday, May 29, 2019

Heat Embossing & Blends

Did you know that you can color on heat embossing with your Stampin' Blends?!? 
Well, you can!  It's Amazing! 

We heat embossed the flowers in white and then colored them in using Bermuda Bay Stampin' Blends.  It turned out great!  Once you let it dry, you can go over again to add some shading without choosing an additional color.

Hope got super creative at our class and used all of her colors and even added some fun dots.  It turned out so cute!

Friday, May 24, 2019

Summertime Humming Bird

Happy Friday Everyone!  As you know, I am an elementary music teacher... 9 days to go (not that I am counting, lol).  Then I'll be stamping away my summer!

Here's another card from our blends class!  I LOVE it!
This Humming Along set is so great!

I saw a card similar to this but I just couldn't handle the white on white for this card.  It needed an additional pop to match my humming bird!  I am so happy with how it turned out!

Stamp your flower in Memento on the base.
Stamp the humming bird in Memento on a separate piece, color it in and cut it out using the coordinating framelits.
Add the sentiment in Rich Razzleberry ink.
Attach the hummingbird using dimensionals.
Put all those beautiful layers together and give that card to a friend!

Upcoming Class!
Deadline is May 25th
Crafter-Noon:  Saturday, June 1st at 1:00-4:00
Join me for an afternoon of stamping!  We’ll make a set of cards, framed art and a mystery item.  You’ll receive refreshments and a goodie bag as well.
Class Fees: $40
Registration & Payment Deadline:  Saturday, May 25th
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Monday, May 20, 2019

So Happy... to have blends!

Here is one of the cards from my recent Stampin' Blends Class.  I really like the simplicity of this one. 
It features the retiring stamp set, "Amazing Life."

The base is Basic Black 4 1/4" x 11", scored at 5 1/5"
A layer of White 3 3/4" x 4 3/4" (inside as well).
We stamped the image in Memento ink and then colored it in using the blends.  

Since we used a variety of blends, to make the color darker, we allowed it to "dry" a bit and then went over certain areas again.  If you didn't have a color lifter, or didn't want to purchase the combo's this would be a great alternative.

I always love to see what my girls come up with.  This one was created by one of them- she added a few extra flowers and really had fun spicing them up with her new blends.