Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Another Upcoming Class Project

Using Bleaching. . .

I like using bleach, just put a little in an aqua painter and paint over the area that you want to lighten. It dries quickly and is great to add soft colors to dark cardstock. This is another card I will be demonstrating with my stamping class. Sorry It's not the best picture, but you can still see the technique.
Stamp Set: Fun and Fast Notes
Supplies: Black Craft ink, Iridescent Embossing Powder, Stampin' Chalks, Scallop Punch
Cardstock: Not Quite Navy, Ruby Red, Sky Blue
First Stamp image in black craft ink and emboss. Paint bleach on bird and flower and then chalk with a Q-tip. Punch Scallop and then cut out the middle so only the scallop remains. Adhere to the Navy cardstock and then adhere to the Ruby Red cardstock.
Go ahead and give it a try. Send me your image and I will post it on my blog!

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Getting Ready for my Stamping Class

I have been asked to teach a Stamping Class at an evening adult education program. Here is a card I will be demonstrating:

Monday, March 17, 2008

The Conference was a Success!

After months of planning, the conference is over. About 100 counselors from the CNY area showed up. The workshops were good, the food was terrific, and people have told me they are ready for next year's conference. Yeah!!

So, now that's its over I have more time to do some stamping.

Here's a little card I did this weekend. . .
Stamps: Ginormous Flowers, Wonderful Words, Boho Wheel
Ink: Pumpkin Pie, So Saffron, Cameo Coral, Soft Sky
Earth Elements Brads, Stampin' Dimensionals
TTFN (As Tigger would say. . .) Ta-Ta For Now. . .

Thursday, March 13, 2008

I need a break from Conference Planning!!!!

I have been planning a conference for all of the Guidance Counselors in the Central New York area since November. Over 300 invitations have been sent out and we are now the day before the big event. I have been staring hard at the computer making sure I get the last pieces of the program put together. This is my first attempt at planning an event this big, and I think it is going to go over really well. I can't wait for this to be over, though, . . .because I'd rather be staring at my stamps and paper!

For this little card, I used my Double Rectangle Punch for the ribbon placement. The stems on the flower stamp are close together and fit perfectly between the two rectangles on the punch. It makes it look as if the ribbon is holding the flowers on the card (even though there is a little glue holding them in place.

Wish me luck on everything tomorrow. Did I also tell you I'm a presenter!

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Sneak Peek

Here is a sneak peek of an upcoming project I will be doing with my Stampin Club. It's just a basic project, but it makes cute gifts.
Stamps: Priceless
Ink: Bashful Blue and Purely Pomegranite
Corner Rounder Punch, Scallop Punch and 1 1/4" Punch
Happy Stamping. . .

Monday, March 10, 2008

Spring Perhaps?

What's to Celebrate?

Well all the ice and snow that we got this weekend, seems to be disappearing. I see mostly grass from my window this morning. It's amazing how you miss it when by the end of the summer you are complaining after mowing it for the 14ooth time!

Friday, March 7, 2008

Samples, Samples, and More Samples

I looked at my site today and thought, "I need some new pictures!!!" So here are some of the latest cards that I putogether with a few friends the other day. Once again my upline, Pam, also came up with some great ideas.

We used the Spring Whimsy Stamp set on this along with a stamp-a-ma-jig. Those things are awesome! I know I found a tutorial on using them before. I will look again this weekend and try to post it on Monday.

Here's another using the Birthday Whimsy Sale-A-Bration set. Hello is done with rub ons. Doesn't it look classy!

And lastly, this cute little tea bag holder.

Monday, March 3, 2008

Celebration Time!

There's a party going on right here! I got my new kit and I'm really excited to play with all my new stuff. I had a pretty busy weekend. Friday night I went stampin, Saturday I was the hostess of a Jockey Party for my friend Linda, and Sunday, I went to my former student's house for her baby shower. I think of myself as young, until I realize the kids I had in school are now grownups with families and babies of their own.

My first card using my kit:

I also wanted to post a picture of the blog candy I will be sending to Cheryl later today.

Lastly, I wanted to let you know about my new demonstrator specials I have going on.

Beginning today and ending March 31st:

  • Book a workshop and receive a $5 gift certificate redeemable at your party.
  • Hostess a party totaling over $350 and receive from me an extra $10 gift certificate.
  • If you combine that with the special Stampin' Up! is offering from March 18 - April 30, 2008, you will earn an EXTRA $25 in hostess awards from Stampin' Up! Check out the flyer here.

Don't live close by, hold a catalog order. Contact me for more info.

Just want to place an order without a workshop? No problem. You can place an order at my launch party on March 17th. I'm offering a 20% discount on all orders that are placed. What a deal!

Talk with you soon!

Saturday, March 1, 2008

And the WINNER is. . .

Well after putting everyone's name in a hat to draw, Cheryl KVD, is the winner. Cheryl, please email me with your address so I can mail all your goodies. I will post a picture of your prize winnings on Monday, as I have trouble posting pictures from my home. Dialup. . .need I say more?
Congratulations Cheryl!!

Thanks to all that left me advice. I will be posting often, and I promise next week to have a lot of pics.

I made some great cards last night. . .can't wait to show you. My next project is to make a multitide of Thank you cards for a Regional School Counselor Conference I have been planning. I have 22 presenters, not to mention a dozen vendors that going to be a part of this big event. I want to make them Thank You cards and possible a small favor. Maybe water bottles with a door hanger pocket on them filled with some little mints, tissues. . .

Any suggestions? I have until March 14th to put them all together.

Talk with you soon,